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3 hrs ago | KCRG

Fact Check: Braley Attacks Ernst on Minimum Wage

US Senate candidate Joni Ernst speaks to attendees at the Johnson County Republicans annual BBQ fundraiser at Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin on Saturday, October 12, 2013.

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Related Topix: US News, Amana, IA, Tiffin, IA

6 hrs ago | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Man Arrested at Coralville Reservoir for Driving Stolen Golf Cart While Drunk

Waukon Man Arrested at Coralville Reservoir for Driving Stolen Golf Cart While Drunk Lang 7-31-14 Driving a golf cart while drunk has lead to a northeast Iowa man's arrest at the Coralville Reservoir.

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Related Topix: Coralville, IA, Waukon, IA

10 hrs ago | KCRG

23 New Felony Charges Filed Against Jail Inmate From North Liberty

Nathaniel Matiyabo, 28, of North Liberty, was already in custody in the Muscatine County Jail - which holds overflow Johnson County inmates - on other charges when the North Liberty Police Department requested more charges be filed against him.

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Related Topix: Prison, North Liberty, IA, Muscatine County, IA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KCRG

Marijuana Grow Operation Found In Iowa City Home

Members of the Johnson County Drug Task Force were called to a home on Mineral Point Lane in Iowa City on June 27 after a Department of Human Services home visit uncovered the grow operation, according to criminal complaints.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Iowa City, IA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KCRG

Johnson County Sales Tax Proposal Divides City Leaders

Johnson County elected officials acknowledge getting voters to approve a sales tax increase will be tough, and on Monday the differences between government representatives themselves were clear.

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Related Topix: Coralville, IA, Iowa City, IA, North Liberty, IA, Tiffin, IA

KCRG

Officials Trying to Explain Surge in Heroin Deaths

Officials in Johnson County want to know why heroin deaths are on the rise. Earlier this month a group of federal, state and local officials gathered to discuss an increase in heroin-related deaths, with 10 already this year in the county.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Iowa City, IA

Hawk Eye

Heroin deaths alarm Iowa authorities

Authorities in Johnson County are reporting a dramatic and disturbing increase in the number of heroin-related deaths.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Burlington, IA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

SFGate

Spike in heroin deaths alarms Iowa authorities

Authorities in eastern Iowa's Johnson County are reporting a dramatic and disturbing increase in the number of heroin overdose deaths.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Iowa

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Alleged Chronic Masturbator Charged After Drug-Related Incident at Sex Shop

Alleged Chronic Masturbator Charged After Drug-Related Incident at Sex Shop Lang 7-26-14 An Iowa City man with a history of allegedly masturbating in public has been arrested again on a new charge.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Iowa City, IA

The Washington Post

Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks with reporters in his office inside the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., in this April 7, 2014 file photo.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa Government, Iowa, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, North Liberty, IA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Three Johnson County Cities to Have Special Elections for City Offices

The Johnson County Auditor's Office says in a Wednesday press release that Iowa law states that appointments to city offices last until the next scheduled city election, but because a local option sales tax will appear on the November 4 general election ballot, that election is now considered a city election.

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Related Topix: North Liberty, IA, Solon, IA, Oxford, IA

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Car chase leads to five arrests

According to the Linn County Police, on July 23, a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle in Ely that matched the description of a vehicle involved in shots fired incident in Cedar Rapids.

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Related Topix: Linn County, IA, Ely, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KCRG

Five in Custody After Shots Fired, High-Speed Chase Through Two Counties

A pickup truck in the backyard of a home on E. Elm Street in Solon after a high-speed chase.

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Related Topix: Solon, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA, Linn County, IA

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Supervisors to Hold Meeting at Johnson County Fair

The supervisor's regular Thursday formal and informal public meetings will take place at 9am in the Johnson County Fairgrounds Variety Tent.

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Related Topix: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

USA Today

Iowans start effort to draft Bernie Sanders for 2016

A small group of progressive activists will meet Tuesday to form a "Draft Bernie Sanders for President" steering committee in Johnson County, Iowa to persuade the Vermont Senator to run as a Democrat in the Iowans start effort to draft Bernie Sanders for 2016 A small group of progressive activists will meet Tuesday to form a "Draft Bernie Sanders ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iowa, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KCRG

West Branch Man Faces Multiple Charges After Fight

According to Johnson County Sheriff's Office criminal complaints, around 2:25 a.m. Saturday, 23-year-old Mitchell D. Slocum was at a party with several other people in Solon.

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Related Topix: Prison, Solon, IA

KCRG

Trailer on Fire Slows Interstate Traffic

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies confirm a trailer fire is slowing eastbound traffic on Interstate 80 as of 6:30 a.m. Monday.

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Related Topix: Oxford, IA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Johnson County Fair Kicks Off Monday

The Johnson County Fair starts Monday at the fairgrounds at 4261 Oak Crest Hill Road, two miles south of the Iowa City Municipal Airport.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

IC Man Arrested Following Steak Knife Stabbing

An Iowa City man faces multiple charges after threatening to kill a victim and then stabbing her with a steak knife.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Sheriff looking for horse shooter in Johnson County

"You can tell the kindness of a person's soul by the way they treat animals, and I thought how could somebody seriously do that," said Scotta Jones, who rides horses.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

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