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A press release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources released Tuesday afternoon places the blame for Friday's fire in rural Vinton on DNR personnel who did not follow the DNR's policies on burning.
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The Washington County Sheriff's Office is seeking a Johnson County man in connection with a reported home invasion that occurred shortly after midnight Saturday at 612 Sixth Street in Wellman.
Having had polio at the age of 5, and eventually needing to use a wheelchair for mobility, I have experienced the joys of progress, but also, the pain and discouragement of being treated with little respect for my concerns in my attempts to provide more inclusiveness for persons with disabilities as they live out their daily lives.
Iowa voters beware: you could be disenfranchised by an absent postmark on your absentee ballot.
Strong thunderstorms are bringing rain and hail from the southwestern U.S. and Plains states to the upper Midwest, and at least one tornado has been reported.
Elevated winds and dry conditions are keeping firefighters busy with grass and prairie fires this spring.
Police say 30-year-old Juan C. Orozco sold an ounce of cocaine in a controlled drug sale conducted by members of the Johnson County Drug Task Force at about 8:45 p.m. Monday near the Iowa City Walmart at 919 Highway 1. Soon after the drug purchase, police pulled over Orozco's vehicle and took him into custody, according to police.
According to Iowa City police, at 2:54 a.m. Sunday, the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center received a report of a cab driver who was assaulted as she attempted to pick up a fare in the 1000 block of Fifth Avenue in Iowa City.
Under Janet Lyness, the Johnson County Attorney's Office loves throwing the book at minor offenders.
Soon Johnson County voters will have a new way to vote absentee. The county will begin using a Votemobile as a satellite voting location in May. The Rural Health and Safety Clinic of Johnson County's trailer will park outside the 1st Avenue Hy-Vee in Iowa City on May 18 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The May 18 site is the only planned outing for the ... (more)
Three members of the Riverside Fire Department discussed their grant application to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation for a new firetruck at the city council meeting Monday night.
Washington County fourth- through sixth-grade 4-H'ers are invited to attend Region 15 4-H Junior Camp, June 10-12.