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People call for a look at racial injustice in Iowa Video included

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More than 150 people came together on the Ped Mall in Iowa City. They were inspired by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri and were hoping to start a dialogue on race here. More>>

Iowa City School Board to discuss sex offender enrollment

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Tuesday night the Iowa City School Board will be considering enrolling or placing a person who is required by law to register as a sex offender.The board will meet in closed session at 5:30 p.m. to review and discuss the situation. More>>

Hawkeye running back named to offensive award watch list

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Hawkeye running back Damon Bullock has been added to the 2014 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List. More>>

Herkys will soon come off parade, go up for auction

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If you haven't made it around to all the Herky on Parade statues yet, time is running out. More>>

Hawkeye Marching Band tries out new $15 million facility

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The University of Iowa marching band is trying out a new, $15 million indoor facility for the first time after stormy weather blew through Iowa City this week. More>>

UIHC ready to treat Ebola patients if needed Video included

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.From eastern Iowa, the Ebola outbreak seems far away and highly unlikely, but medical staff at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics say they are taking no chances. More>>

Iowa City street to be permanently converted to two-way traffic

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Drivers in Iowa City might have to expect delays due to construction. More>>

Ferguson shooting shows why Iowa City Police use body camera Video included

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A renewed focus is being put on police transparency. With all eyes on Ferguson, the push to have officers wear body cameras is increasing.  More>>

UI Hospitals and Clinics offering free skin cancer screenings

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Dermatologists from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will be offering a free skin cancer screening Saturday, August 23 in Kalona as part of the 2014 Courage Ride. More>>

Coming home: Former 'SNL' cast member announces Iowa shows

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Comedian, former SNL cast member, and Iowa native Brooks Wheelan has announced stand-up comedy shows in his home state.
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Taxi owners: More taxi regulations in Iowa City are not 'fare' Video included

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In response to several sexual assault complaints over the last few months, taxi companies in one eastern Iowa city might have to follow tougher regulations.  More>>

Kid Captains take the field at Kinnick Stadium Video included

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 Fifteen current and former patients at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital will serve as Kid Captains during the Iowa Hawkeyes' 2014 football season, for the sixth year. More>>

100 Years of Bollywood takes stage Sunday

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The India Association of Iowa City Area (IAICA) will present "100 Years of Bollywood" on Sunday, August 17. More>>

'Chicago: The Musical' comes to Englert Theater in Iowa City

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"Chicago: The Musical" will run for the first time professionally in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area this weekend. More>>

Iowa City hydrant flushing begins Monday

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The City of Iowa City Water Division has announced it will begin flushing water hydrants on Monday to remove sediment and clean water distribution pipes. More>>

Police: Coralville man ran over man in parking lot, left

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Iowa police say a Coralville man ran over another man in a parking lot and left the scene. More>>

U. of Iowa steps up school's support of entrepreneurs

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The University of Iowa is announcing staff changes as administrators try to step up the school's support for businesses and entrepreneurs. More>>

Some Iowans say Ferguson violence could happen here Video included

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In response to violence in Ferguson, many have called for a National Moment of Silence on August 14,2014 -- including an event at the Center for Worker Justice in Iowa City at 6 p.m. More>>

Three Iowa communities on list of 'Best College Towns'

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A national publication says Iowa has some of the best college towns in the country. More>>

Buy Dairy Queen ice cream, help kids at UI Children's Hospital

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Eat some ice cream and you can help kids in the hospital. More>>

Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall dies at 89

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Actress Lauren Bacall died from a stroke at a New York City Hospital on Tuesday morning; she was 89 years old. More>>

Shueyville man charged with arson after Solon house fire

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A 23-year-old Shueyville man has been charged with arson, accused of setting fire to an abandoned house in Solon. More>>

Hamburg Inn #2 reopens after fire

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An Iowa City business will soon re-open after a fire forced owners to close the doors.Officials believe the May fire started in the basement of the Hamburg Inn #2.  More>>

Loud sound from Kinnick Stadium as crews test new audio system Video included

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The University of Iowa began testing its new upgraded audio system at Kinnick Stadium this week, but Saturday the noise may have been louder. More>>

Johnson County sirens accidentally set off during testing

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Outdoor warning sirens throughout Johnson County were accidentally set off Friday morning during a test in Solon. More>>

Iowa City man wins top pickle prize at state fair

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An Iowa City man won first, second and third places overall in the 2014 Iowa State Fair Famous Dave's Canned Pickles competition. More>>

Man escapes from Iowa work release facility

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An inmate has escaped from the Iowa work release facility in Coralville, according to the Associated Press. More>>

Johnson County still fighting to address court, jail issues

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Following multiple failed Justice Center votes, Johnson County is still fighting to address space and security needs at the county courthouse. More>>

Despite consultant, Coralville still receives lower bond rating

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Despite spending big money to improve its image, the City of Coralville continues to receive negative outlooks from an investors service. More>>

West Music Coralville to host education open house

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West Music Coralville will host an education open house on Aug. 16 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More>>

UPDATE: Iowa City man now charged in 3 bank robberies

Surveillance footage of the University of Iowa Community Credit Union robbery on July 17. Surveillance footage of the University of Iowa Community Credit Union robbery on July 17.
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Police arrested a Cedar Rapids man and an Iowa City man after a bank robbery Monday in Iowa City, and say at least one of the men is also responsible for two other bank robberies last month. More>>

The India Association of Iowa City Area presents '100 Years of Bollywood'

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The India Association of Iowa City Area will present "100 Years of Bollywood" on Aug. 17. More>>

Backyard Abundance will host Red Fern Farm tour

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Backyard Abundance is hosting a tour of Red Fern Farm 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Aug. 9.  More>>

Presidential disaster declaration approved for 22 counties

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A Presidential Disaster Declaration has been approved for 22 counties in Iowa including Black Hawk, Butler, Cedar, Grundy, Hardin, Iowa, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Poweshiek, Tama, and Washington. More>>

Hawkeyes name 2014 Kid Captains

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The University of Iowa football team and the University of Iowa Children's Hospital have named their Kid Captains for the 2014 season. More>>

U of I releases field hockey coach

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University of Iowa of Athletic Director Gary Barta has terminated the contract of head field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum. More>>

UI tuition give-away revamped

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With approval from the Johnson County Attorney and the Iowa Attorney General's Office, the University of Iowa Athletics Department has revamped their tuition give-away program. More>>

Road closure planned for sewer work in Iowa City

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Iowa City will divert traffic to work on their sanitary sewer system below Valley Drive, weather permitting. More>>

Minnesota man arrested after taking Iowa City cop car

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Iowa City police say they've arrested a Minnesota man after he allegedly admitted he broke an apartment's window to distract authorities from underage drinking at a party. More>>

U. of Iowa now the No. 2 party school in nation; Syracuse first

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The University of Iowa was bumped to the No. 2 party school in the nation this year by Syracuse University. More>>

Former Mid-Prairie school manager says she didn't steal $7K

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A former business manager for an eastern Iowa school district has pleaded not guilty to stealing around $7,000 through an employee credit card. More>>

Iowa City neighborhoods encouraged to participate in National Night Out

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On Tuesday, Iowa City neighborhoods are invited to join thousands of other communities nationwide for the 31st Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.  More>>

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  • Jewell set to contribute for the Hawkeyes

    Jewell set to contribute for the Hawkeyes

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-18 03:51:59 GMT
    Josey Jewell is ready for his shot in Iowa City.The former Decorah stand-out sits #2 at outside linebacker, but ran some snaps in Saturday's scrimmage with the Hawkeyes' first unit. So far, he's impressed a lot of people, including senior linebacker Quinton Alston."He's very aggressive as you can see," said Alston, "He's just playing fast. That's what I love about Josey."For most spots in the linebacking corps, competition seems to be open following the graduation of 3 all Big 10 linebackers ...More >>
    Josey Jewell is ready for his shot in Iowa City.The former Decorah stand-out sits #2 at outside linebacker, but ran some snaps in Saturday's scrimmage with the Hawkeyes' first unit. So far, he's impressed a lot of people, including senior linebacker Quinton Alston."He's very aggressive as you can see," said Alston, "He's just playing fast. That's what I love about Josey."For most spots in the linebacking corps, competition seems to be open following the graduation of 3 all Big 10 linebackers ...More >>
  • Stone fighting for time at Iowa

    Stone fighting for time at Iowa

    Sunday, August 17 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-08-17 19:29:44 GMT
    No matter what uniform he's wearing, Iowa receiver Andrew Stone keeps on fighting.Stone began his high school career as a receiver at N.U. High School, helping to lead that program to a pair of playoff appearances. When the Little Panthers' program disbanded, Stone suited up and grabbed 11 touchdowns for the Tigers.After high school, he spent 2 years at Iowa Western, helping the Reivers to a national championship. He left as the school's all-time leading receiver, but still had few division o...More >>
    No matter what uniform he's wearing, Iowa receiver Andrew Stone keeps on fighting.Stone began his high school career as a receiver at N.U. High School, helping to lead that program to a pair of playoff appearances. When the Little Panthers' program disbanded, Stone suited up and grabbed 11 touchdowns for the Tigers.After high school, he spent 2 years at Iowa Western, helping the Reivers to a national championship. He left as the school's all-time leading receiver, but still had few division o...More >>
  • Iowa basketball's Josh Oglesby arrested for public intoxication

    Iowa basketball's Josh Oglesby arrested for public intoxication

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-16 22:17:44 GMT
    Police in Iowa Cityarrested Hawkeye senior guard Josh Oglesby early Saturday morning. Oglesby was charged with public intoxication according to a release sent our by the University.“I was made aware of the incident involving Josh this morning," said coach Fran McCaffery in a statement, "I will collect all the facts when I return to Iowa City. Once fully informed of the situation, I will visit with Josh and we will operate in accordance with the rules and regulations of our student-athlete Cod...More >>
    Police in Iowa Cityarrested Hawkeye senior guard Josh Oglesby early Saturday morning. Oglesby was charged with public intoxication according to a release sent our by the University.“I was made aware of the incident involving Josh this morning," said coach Fran McCaffery in a statement, "I will collect all the facts when I return to Iowa City. Once fully informed of the situation, I will visit with Josh and we will operate in accordance with the rules and regulations of our student-athlete Cod...More >>
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  • UNI Women's soccer opens season on Friday

    UNI Women's soccer opens season on Friday

    UNI Women's soccer opens season on Friday

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:28:42 GMT
    The UNI Women's soccer team is coming off a disappointing 4 and 15 season marred by injuries and a lot of close losses. In fact the Panthers were either tied of had the lead in the second half of 15 of their 19 games last fall. Despite their efforts uni soccer has been picked to finish in last place in the conference this fall--but the Panthers did have one voter pick them to finish in first place.UNI head coach James Price said, "Well that would be me--but I do that every year--i am a little...More >>
    The UNI Women's soccer team is coming off a disappointing 4 and 15 season marred by injuries and a lot of close losses. In fact the Panthers were either tied of had the lead in the second half of 15 of their 19 games last fall. Despite their efforts uni soccer has been picked to finish in last place in the conference this fall--but the Panthers did have one voter pick them to finish in first place.UNI head coach James Price said, "Well that would be me--but I do that every year--i am a little...More >>
  • Waterloo Columbus Football team puts new coach through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Waterloo Columbus Football team puts new coach through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Waterloo Columbus Football team puts new coach through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:28:06 GMT
    At the end of Waterloo Columbus Sailors football practice on Thursdaynew sailor head coach Brad Schmidt got caught up in a bit of a challenge---as the entireSailor football team dropped a couple of buckets of ice water on him for the ALS Challenge. Friday we will have an interview with the new Columbus head coach.More >>
    At the end of Waterloo Columbus Sailors football practice on Thursdaynew sailor head coach Brad Schmidt got caught up in a bit of a challenge---as the entireSailor football team dropped a couple of buckets of ice water on him for the ALS Challenge. Friday we will have an interview with the new Columbus head coach.More >>
  • UNI Volleyball picked to finish second in the MVC

    UNI Volleyball picked to finish second in the MVC

    UNI Volleyball picked to finish second in the MVC

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:27:20 GMT
    The University of Northern Iowa volleyball team has been pegged to finish second in the 2014 preseason Missouri Valley Conference coaches' poll. The Panthers nabbed a pair of first-place votes but came up two points short of favorite Wichita State in the poll.Panther head coach Bobbi Petersen believes the conference will be very competitive again--but she's thankful the MVC Postseason tournament will be held in Cedar Falls. "Very pumped that during one of the most competitive conference races...More >>
    The University of Northern Iowa volleyball team has been pegged to finish second in the 2014 preseason Missouri Valley Conference coaches' poll. The Panthers nabbed a pair of first-place votes but came up two points short of favorite Wichita State in the poll.Panther head coach Bobbi Petersen believes the conference will be very competitive again--but she's thankful the MVC Postseason tournament will be held in Cedar Falls. "Very pumped that during one of the most competitive conference races...More >>
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