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Recreation Center Pool in Iowa City will be closed in August

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Beginning at the end of the day on Saturday, Aug. 2, the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center Pool in Iowa City will be closed for routine and preventative maintenance. More>>

Coralville man's family killed in Gaza, afraid there could be more Video included

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The ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip is a world away, but the killings there are impacting one man in eastern Iowa.  More>>

Family of 3 arrested after big brawl Video included

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A family of three are all facing charges after a huge fight involving 15 people.  More>>

Rand Paul campaigning for Miller-Meeks Aug. 5 in Iowa City

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A Kentucky senator will stump for an Iowa woman's congressional campaign in Iowa City next month. More>>

Chamber singers of Iowa City are holding auditions in early August

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General auditions for the Chamber Singers of Iowa City 2014-2015 season will be  held August 4th and 5th.
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Congressman Dave Loebsack in Johnson Co. Monday

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Congressman Dave Loebsack plans to make several appearances in Johnson Co. Monday. More>>

Red Cross help 8 after weekend house fires

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It was a busy night for the America Red Cross as workers assisted eight people after house fires. More>>

Volunteers canvass Arlington to install smoke alarms Video included

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Dozens of volunteers went door-to-door to install working smoke alarms in Arlington. More>>

Dubuque St. back open after flooding in Iowa City

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Dubuque St. in Iowa City has re-opened to one lane of traffic in each direction. More>>

Deputies ask for help finding horse shooters in Amana

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Deputies are asking the public's help in finding the person or people responsible for shooting a horse. More>>

Homemade explosive, mushrooms found in Iowa City home

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An Iowa City man was arrested Thursday night after a homemade explosive device was found in his home. More>>

Iowa City breaks ground on another 2008 flood recovery project

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Animals in Johnson County will soon have a new place to wait for their forever home. County leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Iowa City Animal care and Adoption Center Thursday.  More>>

Few mandatory flooding evacuations lifted

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As flooding recedes, officials in Johnson County are lifting mandatory evacuation orders for three addresses. More>>

Johnson County family loses 3-year-old, shares message Video included

Abby on her bike, in an undated photo. (Courtesy Abby Miller family) Abby on her bike, in an undated photo. (Courtesy Abby Miller family)
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Abby Miller was just three, but her family says she acted a lot older. "She started talking clearly -- complete sentences -- by the time she was one-and-a-half," said Janice Marner, Abby's aunt. More>>

Johnson County Sheriff lifts river boating ban

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The Johnson County sheriff has lifted the boating ban on the Iowa River that's been in effect because of flooding since July 2. More>>

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Credit union robbery in Iowa City

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Iowa City police are investigating the Thursday morning robbery of the University of Iowa Credit Union branch at 2525 Muscatine Avenue. More>>

Pilot program for mobile food vendors starts today

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Five eastern Iowa food vendors will set up shop in Chauncey Swan Park in Iowa City to gauge local interest. More>>

Dubuque St. remains closed, Iowa City still plans to raise it Video included

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The flood threat for most of Iowa City is over, though water still covers Dubuque Street. "It was bad," said Dorsy Balossa, a University of Iowa student who lives in an apartment on Dubuque Street. More>>

Star from TV show "Girls" will come to Iowa City

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Actress Lena Dunham from HBO's hit series "Girls" is scheduled to make an appearance in Iowa City in October, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

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Hawkeyes Jok arrested and suspended indefinitely

Hawkeyes Jok arrested and suspended indefinitely Video included

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Iowa basketball player Peter Jok was arrested Monday night and charged with driving his moped on a revoked license. This is the second moped-related arrest in three months for Jok.
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City responds to North Liberty couple's flooded backyard, basement Video included

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North Liberty leaders held a a meeting Tuesday, after we aired the story to discuss the problem impacting the McGinnis' and others in their neighborhood.
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Lane closures, road construction to impact driver and bus routes

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If you plan to drive on East Washington Street between S. Madison and S. Capital Street in Iowa City, you might want to expect delays. More>>

Johnson County girl, 3, drowns in family stock tank

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A 3-year-old playing with her siblings in the family's makeshift pool in Johnson County died after she was discovered underwater and unresponsive. More>>

Iowa City man arrested for indecent exposure

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An Iowa City man is in jail after being arrested for indecent exposure over the weekend. More>>

Iowa City police hires new officer

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The Iowa City Police Department swore in new police officer Andrew Farrell. More>>

U of I art building construction closes road

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An Iowa City street will soon close for repairs Tuesday. More>>

Portion of Highway 965 in North Liberty closing Wednesday

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If you normally use Highway 965 north of Penn Street in North Liberty, you'll want to find an alternate route before Wednesday. More>>

46 years of Sidewalk Sales

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Iowa City Downtown District's 46th Annual Sidewalk Sales presented by Hands Jewelers kicks-off this week .Sidewalk Sales will be hosted in 46 businesses, Thursday through Saturday outdoors throughout downtown Iowa City. More>>

North Liberty holds BBQ and Blues festival

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The eighth annual Blues and Barbecue fest in North Liberty kicked off with a lot of free family fun activities, from food to fireworks, blues to barbecue. More>>

Heavy rainfall, flash flooding in Johnson County Video included

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 Johnson County is already dealing with high waters and now they're dealing with additional flash flooding, potentially aggravating the Iowa River.
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Iowa City animal shelter to break ground on new facility

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A groundbreaking ceremony will launch construction of the new Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center (ICAC). More>>

Meteorologist injured in fireworks accident out of surgery

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The man involved in a fireworks accident in Iowa City last weekend had surgery to remove his eye. More>>

Plant workshop on comfrey takes root in Iowa City

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Residents in Iowa City will have a chance to learn about the weed-suppressing comfrey plant on July 14. More>>

North Dubuque Street to one lane Monday in Iowa City

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An Iowa City road will be reduced to one lane for construction, weather permitting. More>>

Iowa City Fire Department announces promotions, new hires

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Iowa City Fire Chief John Grier has announced promotions and hiring of firefighters. More>>

Solon man arrested for harassment of Iowa City school officials

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An eastern Iowa man has been accused of trying to blackmail administrators who oversee a major high school football program. More>>

Iowa City launches Youth Police Academy

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Kids in Iowa City will get a taste of what life is like 'on the Force,' in the Citizen Police Academy. More>>

Registration open for youth triathlon

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Registration is underway for the fifth annual Youth Triathlon in Iowa City. More>>

Iowa City looking for new police officers

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Iowa City is looking for some new police officers. More>>

Police: Iowa City woman attacked man with knives, wrench, club

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An Iowa City woman has been accused of attacking her friend's husband with knives, a wrench and a golf club. More>>

Delays expected as road work begins on Highway 6

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Some lanes along Highway 6 at Sycamore Street will be closed due to road work. More>>

Flood waters impacting response times for emergency crews Video included

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Flood waters are impacting many across eastern Iowa and it's even delaying response times for emergency crews.  More>>

Flood threat lower, but U. of Iowa protections still in place

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Mostly dry weather over the past week is bringing good news to Johnson County. More>>

Iowa City apartment residents awoken by Monday fire Video included

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It's not the wake-up call anyone at an Iowa City apartment complex expected -- firefighters at their door, telling them to get out. More>>

Iowa City residents urged to keep flood protective measures in place

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Even with Saturday's rainfall, the flow from the Coralville Reservoir continues to hold steady. More>>

Johnson County flood waters are steady for now

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Flood waters remain high in Johnson County, while some mandatory evacuations remain in place in flooded areas. However, the good news for now, the Iowa River isn't getting any higher. More>>

UPDATE: Saturday rain had little impact on Coralville Lake levels

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Officials say Saturday's rainfall total of half an inch had little effect on the Coralville Lake Reservoir, which is now expected to peak at 708.16 feet above sea level Tuesday. More>>

Flooding concerns continue after Saturday's rainfall Video included

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Saturday's rainfall and an active weather pattern forecasted over the next several days mean flooding concerns are still on the rise. More>>

Volunteers fill Johnson County sandbag need

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Despite ongoing flooding, Johnson County reports having enough prepared sandbags. More>>

Flooding continues in Johnson County, but outlook better Video included

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As the Army Corps releases more water from the dam at Coralville Lake flooding becomes a concern south of there.The newest projection from the Army Corps of Engineers shows that the lake is expected to peak at 710 feet. That's two feet below the emergency spillway which is good news for everyone downstream. More>>

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  • Hawkeyes Jok arrested and suspended indefinitely

    Hawkeyes Jok arrested and suspended indefinitely

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    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:04:24 GMT
    Iowa basketball player Peter Jok was arrested Monday night and charged with driving his moped on a revoked license. This is the second moped-related arrest in three months for Jok.More >>
    Iowa basketball player Peter Jok was arrested Monday night and charged with driving his moped on a revoked license. This is the second moped-related arrest in three months for Jok.
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    Iowa Hawkeye forward Aaron White had a unique vantage point of the "Second Coming."More >>
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