District judge rules against Apartments Downtown

By Ben Marks benjamin-marks@uiowa.edu If students rented from Apartments Downtown in recent years, they could be part of a class-action lawsuit against their former landlords. Apartments Downtown, the largest housing provider in Iowa City, has been found guilty of violating Iowa’s landlord-tenant laws. Sixth District Court Judge Chad Kepros ruled Wednesday the lease used by […]

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Suspect in Tong Shao homicide arrested

An arrest has been made in the Tong Shao homicide. Xiangnan Li, a former University of Iowa student who was a person of interest in the murder of Tong Shao, an Iowa State student, was arrested in China. According to a press release from the Iowa City Police Department, the department worked with Chinese authorities […]

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Victim named in Coral Ridge Mall shooting

Officials have named the victim of Friday night’s shooting at Coral Ridge Mall. Andrea Farrington, 20, died shortly after being transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Friday night. Farrington and Alexander Kozak both worked at the mall and knew each other through their employment, Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness said in a press […]

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UPDATE: One dead in mall shooting

There has been one reported fatality from the shooting at the Coral Ridge Mall earlier this evening, per DPS officials. The victim is female, and her name is being withheld until officials notify her family. The suspect was taken into custody and the public is not believed to be in danger, per Jimmy Centers, Gov. […]

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Possible shots fired at Coral Ridge Mall

Police are responding to a report of possible gunshots at the Coral Ridge Mall. According to a tweet from Gov. Terry Branstad’s communications director, the suspect is in custody and the public is not believed to be in danger. Officers are currently blocking off entrances to the mall, not allowing anyone in, but allowing patrons […]

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Residents march to protest minimum wage

Protester Bradarie Djeugang holds a sign advocating for a $15 minimum wage Minimum-wage workers and allies marched Friday afternoon in support of a $15 minimum wage. The protesters met at the Center for Worker Justice in Eastern Iowa’s headquarters, 940 south Gilbert, and marched to the McDonald’s on Riverside Drive. “Our goal today is to […]

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Council votes to allow private development

Redevelopment is on its way on downtown Iowa City. The Iowa City City Council voted 4-2, with Botchway and Throgmorton in the negative, on  a third and final resolution to allow private redevelopment of the northeast corner of College and Gilbert Street in downtown Iowa City. The resolution approves an agreement between Iowa City and […]

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UI receives report of sexual assault

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety received a report early Saturday morning of a sexual assault occurring near Van Allen Hall and Biology Building East. The victim was walking near the area when attacked by a college-aged male. The victim successfully fought off the attacker who was seen running towards the Ped Mall […]

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Joe Brennan to leave the University of Iowa

It was announced today that Joe Brennan, current vice president of strategic communication at the University of Iowa, will be leaving to join the University at Albany in a similar position as vice president for communications and marketing. While Brennan said he’s fallen in love with the people and community at Iowa, he said the […]

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IMU rededicated, reopened seven years after flood

The IMU ground floor will had an official ribbon cutting ceremony today, just 10 days shy of the seven-year anniversary of its first closing. The ground floor of the Iowa Memorial Union opened up today to the public Monday for the first time since 2008. The ground floor was once home to hangout and study […]

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