Brands extends wrestling coaching contract 5 years

Iowa wrestling head coach Tom Brands signed a five year contract that will keep him with the Hawkeyes through the 2016-17 season, announced UI Director of Athletics Gary Barta on Tuesday. Under the new contract, Brands’ annual income will equal about $225,000 starting with the 2012-13 season. Brands will also receive compensation for reaching competitive, […]

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Trial reset for Iowa City man accused of tampering with witness

Peng Tang, an Iowa City man accused of first-degree kidnapping, solicitation to commit an aggravated misdemeanor, and tampering with a witness or juror, will face trial for the latter offenses Sept. 4. The trial and pretrial conference, now slated for Aug. 20, were reset Friday, according to online court documents. Tang was charged March 30 […]

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Marcus Binns no longer on Hawkeye football team

Running back Marcus Binns is no longer on the Iowa football team, according to a statement by head coach Kirk Ferentz on Tuesday. “Due to injuries, Marcus Binns has not been an active member of the Iowa football program for over one calendar year.  Following the completion of spring practice, it was determined Marcus is […]

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Water main breaks on Burlington Street

A water main broke Tuesday afternoon, partially flooding streets near the intersection of Burlington and Dubuque St. Jude Moss, an Iowa City Wastewater Division representative, confirmed the breakage and said officials are still unsure of the cause. “It’s a short piece of main, and the water is shut down at this time,” she said. “One […]

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Iowa Supreme Court rules in favor of UI in open records request lawsuit

Iowa Supreme Court rules in favor of UI in Open Records Request lawsuit The Iowa Supreme Court ruled the University of Iowa is not obligated to turn over student records to the Iowa City Press-Citizen related to a 2007 sexual assault investigation Friday. The court ruled 4-3 that the university does not need to hand […]

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Bond doubled for woman accused of vehicular homicide

Miranda Lalla, an Iowa City woman accused of vehicular homicide, is now facing a $100,000 bond as of Monday night, twice the original amount when she was first charged. Lalla is currently being held at the Johnson County Jail. Lalla, 50, pleaded not guilty July 3 to allegations of running over Pamela Gross, 44, with […]

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Obama emphasizes welfare programs and taxes in Cedar Rapids

Obama spoke Tuesday at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids about his campaign for re-election and emphasized his middle class background as well as his plan to selectively raise taxes for those Americans making more the $250,000 a year. He also emphasized the importance of social welfare programs in maintaining the American promise of prosperity. […]

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Petition calling for vote on Moen building financing gathers required signatures

The petition calling to put the $2.5 million in tax-increment financing toward a 14-story mixed-use building to a public vote has gathered the required number of signatures. Iowa City City Councilors  could reconsider the agreement during tonight’s City Council meeting. The petition organizers needed the signatures of 697 eligible voters, but organizer Carol deProsse said they have well over […]

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Photos: President Obama visits Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — President Barack Obama spoke at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids today about his plan to extend the Bush era tax cuts for the middle class through 2013, while allowing the cuts for the wealthiest Americans to expire later this year. Check back later for more coverage on Obama’s visit to Eastern […]

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Von Maur lawsuit trial set for September

A trial date has been set in a lawsuit over the Von Maur department store’s move from Sycamore Mall in Iowa City to Coralville. According to online documents, a pretrial conference is slated for Sept. 6 with a trial set for Sept. 17. Eight local business owners and 18 businesses filed a lawsuit March 1 requesting an injunction […]

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