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UI Asks Regents to Approve Proposed Name for New Residence Hall
Lang
4-16-14

University of Iowa officials are seeking the Board of Regents’ approval on a proposed new name for the school’s first new residence hall in more than 40 years.

School leaders want to call the new dorm “Mary Louise Petersen Residence Hall”. Petersen  is a UI grad who was appointed to
New Details in Heinz Road Fire
Lang
4-16-14

More details have been released regarding a Tuesday afternoon fire on Iowa City’s southeast side.

Just after 3:15pm the Iowa City Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire at STS Transportation on Heinz Road. The fire department responded with three engines, a quint, a ladder truck and a battalion chief. The first-in unit arrived
Rural IC Man Who Tried to Run Wife Off the Road During Chase Faces No-Contact Violation
Lang
4-16-14

A rural Iowa City man faces charges that he broke a no-contact order after he allegedly tried to use his sister to communicate with wife.

Police say 26-year-old Brian Joseph Laschke of the Breckenridge Estates manufactured housing community called his sister from jail on April 10th.
Regina AD Bret Jones to Leave for Anamosa Job
Hughes
4-15-14

Regina Athletic Director Bret Jones has been hired as the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director of the Anamosa School District.

The Anamosa School Board unanimously approved Jones for the position at a special meeting Tuesday night.

The Anamosa school district selected Jones out of a field of 34
1105 Project Meets Iowa City's Fundraising Challenge
Hughes
4-15-14

The 1105 Project has met its fundraising goal of $1.25 million after being awarded $100,000 by the City of Iowa City on Tuesday.

The 17-month fundraising effort by four nonprofit agencies to renovate and furnish the building they share at 1105 Gilbert Court in Iowa City can come to a close after the 1105
North Liberty Blues & BBQ Announces Lineup, Date Change for 2014
Hughes
4-15-14

After two straight years battling soggy weather, North Liberty Blues & BBQ organizers on Tuesday announced the popular festival for the first time will take place in July.

The 8th annual North Liberty Blues & BBQ is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 from noon to 10pm in the brand new Centennial Park at 1565 St.
CR Man Allegedly Assaults IC Bartender, Patron AFTER Paying Bill with Debit Card
Lang
4/15/14

A Cedar Rapids man allegedly assaulted an Iowa City bartender and patron AFTER paying a bill with his debit card.

Iowa City Police responded to Mondo’s Saloon on East College Street at 1am on February 22nd after a report of an assault. An employee of the bar told officers 24-year-old Grant
Charges Dropped Against IC Man Accused of Stealing iPod, Posting Photos on Facebook
Lang
4-15-14

Charges have been dropped against an Iowa City man accused of taking another's man’s iPod Touch and later using it to upload photos of himself onto the victim's Facebook account.

Iowa City police say 20-year-old Ladarrel M. Jones stole the device and other items from a home in
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