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Iowa City Romantix robbed

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Iowa City police are looking for a man they say robbed the Romantix adult store in the 300 block of Kirkwood Avenue Tuesday night.
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Iowa City Backyard Abundance Plant Sale to take place in April

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The fourth annual Backyard Abundance Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, April 26 from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Iowa City Recreation Center.
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Iowa City Police looking for suspect in shots fired at apartment complex

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Police in Iowa City are looking for a man suspected of shooting a gun during a fight at an apartment complex early Sunday. More>>

UIHC: Anhydrous ammonia burns on the rise in Iowa Video included

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It's only April and the University of Iowa's Burn Treatment Center has seen higher-than-usual cases of anhydrous ammonia injuries this year. More>>

Young Iowa innovators show off at Invent Iowa in Iowa City

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More than two dozen elementary students from across Iowa shared their inventions that they think might make life a bit easier.  More>>

UPDATE: Escaped felon found, returned to custody

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Authorities say an escaped prisoner in suburban Des Moines has been captured. More>>

Seniors worried city will take Senior Center for office space Video included

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Seniors in Johnson County are worried that city leaders will take away the Senior Center in Iowa City, and use it for office space. More>>

Iowa City crews battle Heinz Road fire Tuesday

Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at an industrial building on Heinz Road in Iowa City on Tuesday afternoon. (David Scrivner / Iowa City Press-Citizen) Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at an industrial building on Heinz Road in Iowa City on Tuesday afternoon. (David Scrivner / Iowa City Press-Citizen)
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Iowa City fire crews were working to battle a building fire Tuesday afternoon on Heinz Road. More>>

'Heartbleed Bug' potentially puts your personal information at risk Video included

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The name itself proves it can be potentially painful—leaving your personal information at the finger tips of cyber-crooks.It's called the Heartbleed Bug. More>>

Peace Day teaches kids in Coralville the importance of peace

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Kids of all ages learned how to create a peaceful world in Coralville at the Iowa Children's Museum. More>>

Sexual assault summit in Iowa City following UI student's expulsion Video included

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The University of Iowa held a sexual assault summit in conjunction with April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month. More>>

Woman accused of killing her son gets new trial date

Woman accused of killing her son gets new trial date

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A woman accused of beating her 20-month-old son to death has a new trial date.  More>>

Iowa City students upset with plan to cut German classes

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Some students say they're unhappy about the Iowa City school district's plan to cut its German language program and reduce offerings in other languages as part of budget cuts. More>>

U. of Iowa expels student for pattern of sexual misconduct

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The University of Iowa has expelled a student due to sexual misconduct. More>>

Iowa City man blames faulty belt for indecent exposure

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Authorities in Iowa City say a man accused of dropping his pants in front of two women blamed a faulty belt. More>>

Tiffin Fire Department needs more volunteer firefighters Video included

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A need for more volunteer firefighters is potentially putting some eastern Iowans.  More>>

Iowa City School District to cut music offerings, foreign language to solve budget problems Video included

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The Iowa City school board laid out its plan to solve their $3.6 million dollar budget short fall, by cutting some of their music offerings, foreign language classes, including others. More>>

Johnson County launching Votemobile

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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. More>>

U. of Iowa's Mobile Museum to promote Iowa history

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A 38-foot-long recreational vehicle sponsored by the University of Iowa will soon travel Iowa promoting the state's rich history. More>>

2,000 trout to be released for Saturday's kid fishing day

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release 2,000 trout into the lake at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, on Friday More>>

North Liberty woman accused of stealing $100K from employer

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An eastern Iowa woman has been accused of slowly stealing more than $100,000 in cash from her employer. More>>

Man convicted in 1984 killing now at West Union halfway house

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An Iowa inmate who has spent most of his life in prison for playing a minor role in a 1984 slaying has been granted work-release privileges. More>>

Cab driver robbed in Iowa City

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Police in Iowa City are investigating an assault and robbery of a cab driver early Sunday morning. More>>

FDA approves UI's implantable hearing device Video included

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An ear implant invented at the University of Iowa has been recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.  More>>

Annual Doc Dash raises money for healthcare clinics

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More than 300 people took part in the annual Doc Dash hosted by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.  More>>

Family continues fight against drunk driving following tragedy Video included

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A family with eastern Iowa ties continues their fight against drunk driving. We first shared the Bigler family's story with you last year. A 2012 crash involving a drunk driver killed Drake Bigler, who was just five months old. Friday Drake's grandfather shared his story with more than 1,000 teenagers. More>>

Separate sexual misconduct incidents reported at University of Iowa

Separate sexual misconduct incidents reported at University of Iowa

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University of Iowa police released a timely warning on Thursday reporting two separate incidents of sexual misconduct on campus.  More>>

Johnson County won't ban plastic bags despite 100 Grannies push

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Leaders in Johnson County say they won't pursue a ban on plastic bags, but will instead focus on voluntary measures to decrease their use. More>>

Police: Man accused of exposing himself to students

Police: Man accused of exposing himself to students

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Police in Iowa City have a suspect in custody accused of exposing himself to elementary school students. More>>

City reminds residents of spring yard waste collection options

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As residents begin preparing yards for the spring season, Iowa City wants to make sure your yard waste like leaves, clippings, branches, and grass should be separate from household garbage.

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UI study reveals seniors not adequately prepared for severe weather Video included

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Older adults over the age of 50 might be more vulnerable during severe weather, according to a recent University of Iowa study. More>>

Downtown Iowa City cooks up for 'Top Chef' competition Video included

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Things were cooking in Downtown Iowa City Monday for the 2014 Top Chef competition. More>>

New vaping lounge smoking up in Iowa City Video included

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A lot of people are trying to quit smoking and many turn to electronic cigarettes to help kick the habit.The new Black and Gold Vapors lounge in Iowa City is ready to serve those battery-powered devices. More>>

'I, too, am Iowa' using pictures as their platform Video included

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A photo campaign is hoping to shed light on prejudices on the University of Iowa campus.It's called I, too, am Iowa and its goal is to spread awareness of the experiences minorities face on campus.The visual movement was created by a group of students along with UI’s chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.They say using pictures as their platform is just a simple way to educate. More>>

Annual Warrior Challenge brings hundreds of runners

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The 3rd Annual Warrior Challenge kicked off Sunday in Iowa City.

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U. of Iowa officials to HBO: No 'Girls' allowed

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Officials have declined to let HBO film some scenes of its "Girls" show on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City because the storyline would have made the university look bad, officials say. More>>

Concerns come out at forum on U. of Iowa efficiency

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The Board of Regents is looking to cut costs at the state's three public universities -- and some are concerned.
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U. of Iowa employees anxious about possible cuts

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Iowa regents and outside consultants leading a major review of the state's three public universities are facing pointed questions from anxious University of Iowa employees. More>>

Street repairs in Iowa City reduced Madison Street to one lane

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A chilled water line on the University of Iowa campus has forced Madison Street to have only one lane in both directions. More>>

UI's chlorine-tasting water is nothing unusual Video included

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If you drank water on the University of Iowa campus Tuesday, you may have tasted chlorine.

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Harsh winter could mean bad allergy season too Video included

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You can see the sights and hear sounds of spring, but it’s probably something that you can’t see that might have your allergies flaring up. More>>

Iowa City School District to possibly cut teacher positions Video included

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The Iowa City Community School District is looking at cutting more than 30 teacher positions in an effort to meet budget constraints, and that number could include administrators. More>>

Construction on I-80 into Iowa City begins next week

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Getting into Iowa City is about to become more difficult. More>>

Judge rules Iowa City apartment lease clauses illegal Video included

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A Johnson County judge has ruled several provisions commonly included in many apartment leases are illegal under Iowa law. More>>

Iowa State Cyclones beat NC Central; advance to Sunday

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With 3rd-seeded Iowa State playing the late game on Friday, they had the opportunity to see all the upsets that happened earlier in the tournament and to see what happens when you don't come out focused—But the Cyclones seemed ready for a North Carolina Central team that came in on a 20 game win streak. More>>

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  • Cy-Hawk softball game ends in 6-6 tie

    Cy-Hawk softball game ends in 6-6 tie

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:09:03 GMT
    Nobody won the annual Cy-Hawk softball game on Wednesday. Darkness forced an end to the contest with the Hawkeyes and Cyclones tied at 6 apiece. Light became a factor after a lengthy rain delay in the bottom of the first.Iowa State jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, and led 6-3 in the 4th inning after Rachel Hartman knocked an RBI base hit to right.Iowa charged back in the 5th and final inning behind home runs from Brianna Luna and Megan Blank tying the game at 6 apiece. The Hawkey...More >>
    Nobody won the annual Cy-Hawk softball game on Wednesday. Darkness forced an end to the contest with the Hawkeyes and Cyclones tied at 6 apiece. Light became a factor after a lengthy rain delay in the bottom of the first.Iowa State jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, and led 6-3 in the 4th inning after Rachel Hartman knocked an RBI base hit to right.Iowa charged back in the 5th and final inning behind home runs from Brianna Luna and Megan Blank tying the game at 6 apiece. The Hawkey...More >>
  • Iowa's offense looking to match strong defense

    Iowa's offense looking to match strong defense

    Iowa's defense was back among the nation's elite last season.More >>
    Iowa's defense was back among the nation's elite last season.More >>
  • Minnesota Softball sweeps Iowa in doubleheader

    Minnesota Softball sweeps Iowa in doubleheader

    Minnesota Softball sweeps Iowa in doubleheader

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-04-09 03:42:33 GMT
    The 14th ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers rolled into Iowa City and swept a double header from the Iowa Hawkeyes 2-0 and 7-0. The Hawks played the powerful Gophers tough in the first game--Sara Moulton and Kyla Massey in a pitchers' duel with each giving up just 4 hits. But the Gophers scored two runs including a homerun by Tyler Walker to get the victory.More >>
    The 14th ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers rolled into Iowa City and swept a double header from the Iowa Hawkeyes 2-0 and 7-0. The Hawks played the powerful Gophers tough in the first game--Sara Moulton and Kyla Massey in a pitchers' duel with each giving up just 4 hits. But the Gophers scored two runs including a homerun by Tyler Walker to get the victory.More >>
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