First case of Ebola in the US has been reported

DALLAS — A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday. The patient was in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which had announced a day earlier that the person’s symptoms and recent travel indicated a […]

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Week in Review: News you may have missed

Each Monday, The Daily Iowan will provide a recap of the prior week’s local news in brief. Here are five local and state news topics from this past week that you may have missed or want to read again:   Oktoberfest ushers in autumn With autumn having arrived this month and October just around the corner, Iowa […]

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Iowa City police confirm body as Tong Shao, identify person of interest

A University of Iowa male has been named a person of interest in the investigation of the death of a Iowa State University female. By Jordyn Reiland jordyn-reiland@uiowa.edu Iowa City police officials named a University of Iowa student as a person of interest in the case of Tong Shao, 20, the now-deceased Iowa State University […]

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Police confirm body found in car related to missing ISU student

A car 20-year-old Tong Shao had access to was reportedly located parked at the Dolphin Lake Point Enclave apartment complex late Friday evening. Police arrived on the scene at around 6 p.m. after an officer patrolling the area saw the vehicle. Iowa State University student Shao was last seen in Ames on Sept. 6, at about 7 p.m. She […]

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TILE classroom opens at the UI

        By Erica Mahoney erica-mahoney@uiowa.edu The University of Iowa unveiled its newest classroom today, which features a newly renovated TILE classroom. John Achrazoglou, chief technology officer for the College of Engineering, said the new classroom is one of the most high-tech rooms in the country. “We tapped into the expertise of our […]

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Missing ISU student may be in Iowa City

A missing Iowa State University student may be in the Iowa City area, Ames Police Department officials said Friday. According to a press release from the department, authorities are continue the search for Tong Shao, 20. Officials said they now know Shao has access to a beige, 1997 Toyota Camry that has Kentucky license plates, the […]

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Mediacom blackouts reported in several states

Residents in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin are experiencing blackouts, TV and internet problems tonight as a result of Mediacom cable service. At 7 p.m., there were 401 reports of Medicom issues. According to the Mediacom website, the most reported issues were in regards to TV at 61 percent, while 30 percent were related to […]

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“Parks and Rec.” star takes to Iowa City

  By Elena Bruess elena-bruess@uiowa.edu After a well-received opening routine by Ethan Simmons-Patterson, TV star and comedian Retta belted into action Saturday night, with a rendition of The Lion King’s “Circle of Life.” Fronted by the University of Iowa Campus Activities Board, Retta—best known for her portrayal of Donna Meagle on the NBC show Parks and […]

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Scotland declines independence

By Lindsey Drilling Lindsey-drilling@uiowa.edu Scotland voted yesterday in a historic referendum to remain a part of the United Kingdom. Voters turned out in record numbers to vote whether or not they wanted to become independent of the U.K. after 307 years of union. The side voting to not leave the U.K. had 54 percent of […]

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DI a Pacemaker finalist

The Daily Iowan was selected as one of eight finalists for the Newspaper Pacemaker award, the Associated Collegiate Press announced Sept. 16. This is the second year in a row that the DI has been nominated. The Pacemaker contest is awarded to several college newspapers based on general excellence from the previous year. Judges select Pacemakers based […]

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