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Friday Aug 29 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

West Nile confirmed in Buchanan County

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced seven cases of the virus in Iowa, in Buchanan, Clay, Crawford, Monona, Plymouth, Sioux and Woodbury counties.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Iowa, Buchanan County, IA, Sac County, IA, Woodbury County, IA

Friday Aug 29 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Swisher Man Charged with Sexual Assault

Swisher Man Charged with Sexual Assault After Allegedly Having Sex with Sleeping Woman Lang 8-29-14 A Swisher man faces charges that he had sex with a sleeping woman in Iowa City without her consent.

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Related Topix: Swisher, IA, Iowa City, IA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KCRG

Kent Park Lake May Need Drastic Help to Improve Water Quality

JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa- The lake at a popular Johnson County park may need some drastic help to improve the water quality.

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Related Topix: Tiffin, IA, E. Coli, Health, Agriculture, Science

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KWQC-TV Davenport

Police say Iowa attorney harassed juror

An Iowa attorney has been accused of harassing a juror who found him guilty in a trial earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Coralville, IA, Kalona, IA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Man Who Exposed Himself to Elementary Students Begins 60 Day Jail Sentence

Man Who Exposed Himself to Elementary Students Begins 60 Day Jail Sentence Lang 8-26-14 An Iowa City man arrested for exposing himself to local elementary school students has begun a two-month jail sentence.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Iowa City, IA

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Kalona Attorney Accused of Harassing, Threatening Juror Who Helped Convict Him

Kalona Attorney Accused of Harassing, Threatening Juror Who Helped Convict Him Lang 8-26-14 A Kalona attorney faces charges that he threatened and harassed a juror who helped convict him.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Kalona, IA, Coralville, IA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KCRG

Time running out to view 'Herky on Parade' statues

University of Iowa Pharmacy student Alyssa Billmeyer poses for a photo with Graduation Herky on the pentacrest, part of Herky on Parade 2 on Monday, May, 5, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Related Topix: Iowa, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Investigators find drug manufacturing materials in UI dorm

An investigation at the University of Iowa brought the drug task force to a residence hall to see if drugs were being made.

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Related Topix: Drugs, University of Iowa

KCRG

Food Assistance Provided to Veterans Differently in Different Counties

Every year, thousands of Iowa veterans request food assistance from their county veterans affairs offices, but each county handles those requests a bit differently.

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Related Topix: Benton County, IA, Vinton, IA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KCRG

Iowa City protesters call for end to police abuse

People hold signs as they listen to various speakers during a protest against police abuse and brutality on the Pedestrian Mall in Iowa City on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Escapee Accused of Attempting to Sexually Assault Girlfriend's Teenage Daughter

Hope House Escapee Accused of Attempting to Sexually Assault Girlfriend's Teenage Daughter Lang 8-21-14 A Hope House escapee faces charges that he attempted to sexually assault his girlfriend's teenage daughter.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA, Coralville, IA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KCRG

Johnson County Sheriff defends mine-resistant vehicle

Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek is defending the county's recent acquisition of a mine resistant vehicle amid nationwide calls to 'demilitarize' local law enforcement.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

KCRG

Coralville man accused of selling drugs to undercover officer

According to Johnson County Sheriff's Office criminal complaints, on February 10, 21-year-old Dominic S. Magalhaes met with a detective with the county's drug task force.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Coralville, IA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

After 2 quiet years, active tornado season returns to Iowa

Some 52 tornadoes were recorded so far in 2014, which is more than 2012 with 16 and 2013 with 28 combined.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Lone Tree, IA, Wapello, IA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Messenger

Oglesby arrested in Iowa City

Police arrested the senior guard at at DC's, a bar and restaurant. He was charged with interference of official acts, disorderly conduct and public intoxication, according to Johnson County Jail.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

KCRG

Governor Honors Two Johnson County Women

Two Johnson County women were honored Friday at the Governor's Lifesaving Awards ceremony for their quick actions during separate incidents last December.

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Related Topix: Tiffin, IA, Coralville, IA, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Thu Aug 14, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Some Iowans say Ferguson violence could happen here

In response to violence in Ferguson, many have called for a National Moment of Silence on Aug. 14 -- including an event at the Center for Worker Justice in Iowa City at 6 p.m. People say the death of Mike Brown, and the violence following it, hits close to home for them.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

County Drops Sunset Clause for LOST Vote

County Drops Sunset Clause for LOST Vote Lang 8-13-14 Johnson County officials decided Wednesday to drop a proposal which would have reduced the sunset date for a local option sales tax, or LOST, vote for cities which refused to dedicate 10% of the taxes collected to a proposed courthouse annex project.

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Related Topix: Coralville, IA, Iowa City, IA

KCRG

Tension remains after Johnson County backs off sales tax proposal

Iowa River Landing including the Marriott Coralville Hotel and Conference Center, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Von Maur, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa River Landing in an aerial photograph in Coralville.

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

Daily Herald

Tom Capo named new minister of DuPage UUC congregation

The Rev. Tom Capo has joined DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville as the called minister.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

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