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IOWA CITY — Old Dominion may have earned best vocal group honors from a country music organization earlier this year, but the music they played Friday rocked a nearly sold-out crowd at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. From the opening lines of “Song for Another Time” — which features the titles of ...
Iowa's governor and junior senator — both notable for being the first women to hold their respective positions — teamed up to travel to GOP conventions across the state Saturday. The pair started the day at Iowa City West High School, in Iowa's second district, before departing for planned stops in ...

WHEN: Thursday (4/26) to Saturday (4/28); WHERE: Various venues around downtown Iowa City; COST: Full festival pass $55. Some individual event tickets available, free to $20. If cost is a barrier to attend, scholarships and discounts are available; email info@helloflyover.com for details. TICKETS AND ...
Artist Ana Mendieta came to Dubuque in 1961 at age 12 as a refugee from Cuba. She discovered her love of art there, navigating junior high school with limited other means of expression (her English was not yet good). But it was in Iowa City where her signature brand of bloody, violent and boldly feminist ...
IOWA CITY — Construction on Iowa City's Pedestrian Mall is scheduled to begin Monday as part of a two-year effort to improve underground utilities and the street-level look of the area. Downtown visitors can expect much of the same as 2016's Washington Street construction, which left pedestrians making ...
Somehow, he has managed to gather a group of adult ballplayers of many ages, genders, sexual identities, backgrounds, ethnicities and skill levels, from Iowa City to Des Moines, in a brand new softball league. Better yet, he drew most of them out when there was still a foot of snow on the ground.

IOWA CITY — At the same time Friday afternoon the Iowa governor was ordering an investigation of a fired agency head accused of ongoing sexual harassment, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst was meeting with rape victim advocates in Iowa City and urging sexual violence accountability at the highest level.
Iowa City leaders have found a piece of the Republican agenda they like. The state submitted applications this month for federal “opportunity zone” designations, which will provide tax breaks to developers who make investments in low-income areas, as part of the Republican-led Congress' 2017 Tax Cuts ...
On April 29, thousands of runners will get the chance to participate in the first Run CRANDIC between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, powered by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union. The Corridor Running Club, Think Iowa City, Go Cedar Rapids, and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance ...
In 2015, Sarah Ziegenhorn moved back to her hometown of Iowa City to find the opioid crisis slowly creeping into her city and state. Although people weren't overdosing at the alarming rates seen elsewhere in the country, more and more injection drug users were getting sick from unclean needles.
Iowa City has left its mark on the worldwide cycling scene. Organizers of the Jingle Cross and Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup races on Thursday accepted the award for top global destination of the 2017-18 season. A news release said teams, riders, media, sponsors and Union Cycliste Internationale ...
IOWA CITY — Area artists are taking over windows of downtown businesses Friday (4/27) for Dazzle Crawl, a celebration of radical viewpoints and untold ... Select locations will have live performances and special one-night art pieces during the crawl, which is presented by Hancher, Flyover Fest, Iowa City ...
IOWA CITY — A car crash Tuesday in downtown Iowa City is the third incident this month involving a vehicle stolen by juveniles from an area residential facility for troubled youth, Iowa City police say. A vehicle driven by a missing juvenile from Four Oaks, 1916 Waterfront Drive, struck multiple vehicles near ...
"A lot of the route runs parallel to the old CRANDIC railway tracks that a lot of people would ride down from Cedar Rapids for a night of fun and excitement in Iowa City, up until the 1950s," Schamberger said. "With the history of the railway, it made a lot of sense to lay out the route like we did and celebrate ...
"I'm excited about the concept of it," said Iowa City Chamber of Commerce Member Services Director Tim Carty. "I think it's something new and something unique that we don't have here in the area." Hatchet Jacks officially opens at the end of June but they will have a booth at the Iowa City block party June ...
Police in Iowa City said a crash that happened on Tuesday involved missing teens from a troubled youth facility -- and that it's the third theft case this month to involve teens from the facility. Iowa City police say they are no stranger to the Four Oaks facility in Iowa City. This year, police have responded to 39 ...
IOWA CITY — Police investigating how a man got shot in the groin said Wednesday evening they had located the driver who dropped the injured man off at the hospital. The injured man, who arrived at Mercy Medical Center in Iowa City about 4 a.m. Tuesday, said he was approached by a man who pointed ...

IOWA CITY — Friends of Ana Mendieta (FoAM) group is launching a website and historical tours of the Iowa City-area sites where the famous feminist performance artist Ana Mendieta worked for more than a decade. The launch takes place Friday (4/27) during the art parade titled #DazzleCrawl, led by ...
When Iowa City administrators were notified by police about allegations of child sexual abuse by elementary paraeducator Scott Suhr, they immediately put the man on leave, but waited waited a month until charges were brought to alert families. Police say that the allegations were not concerning any ...
The 30-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a minor briefly worked with students in Iowa City schools, and prior to that, was a combat veteran for the Iowa National Guard. Police charged Scott Suhr, 30, with a second degree degree sexual abuse felony on April 21. According to court records, the ...
Edward Scissor prepares for their routine during the Mister Iowa City Pageant at Trumpet Blossom on Friday, April 20, 2018. The event was hosted by Lesbians of Iowa as well as Iowa City Pride. In all, seven contestants performed drag routines with seven judges rating performances. (Ben Allan Smith/The ...
A dart, a bowling ball and a hatchet — one of these things is not like the others. But that's about to change, according to Nick Carroll. Carroll is one of the owners of Hatchet Jack's, a hatchet-tossing bar that will be taking over the space at Gateway One Plaza on Highway 1 that was formerly the location of ...
The opioid epidemic, the possibility of a mass violence and establishing trust were among the topics a sparse gray-haired crowd brought up with Iowa City's police chief Monday. The Community Police Review Board held their annual forum to gauge the community's thoughts on policies, practices and ...
The University of Iowa Lecture Committee is welcoming Russo to Iowa City on Monday, April 30, four days after the premiere of Infinity War this Thursday. According to a media release from the lecture committee, Russo will speak at 7 p.m. at the Englert Theatre, with doors opening at 6 p.m. No tickets will be ...
IOWA CITY — Two Cedar Rapids men face rioting charges after police say they were involved in a fight in downtown Iowa City. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, officers responded at a little before 2 a.m. Sunday to the Pedestrian Mall near Union Bar for reports of a fight in progress.
Police have charged an Iowa City man with sexually abusing a child. Scott Suhr, 30, allegedly performed sex acts with a child under 12 years old two different times between 2016 and 2018, according to an Iowa City police complaint. According to the complaint, the child gave details to police that only the ...
A day after students rallied at the State Capitol to advocate for gun reform, Iowa City schools on April 21 looked at a different method to prioritize school safety by holding their first ALICE training sessions with parents and students. ALICE — Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evaluate — is a nationwide ...
Faced with a shortage of construction workers across the state, the Iowa City area Home Builders Association is reviving what used to be an annual activity in ... IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Home builders in the area are reaching into their own pockets to pay for area high school students to take a course on ...
An Iowa City man is accused of sexually abusing a minor under the age of 12. According to Johnson County criminal complaints, Scott Michael Suhr, 30, performed sex acts on the child on two different occasions. The abuse took place sometime between January 1, 2016 and March 29, 2018, according to ...
Hundreds didn't show up like they did for the last gun-control march, but a few dozen Iowa City-area students still protested in conjunction with nationwide school walkouts on Friday. Around 30 students from Iowa City high schools and junior high schools held a "die-in" on the University of Iowa campus.
Kim Reynolds nominated seven Census tracts in Cedar Rapids, Coralville and Iowa City for the program, sending her selections to the U.S. Treasury Department. The tracts include focus areas of development for the cities, such as downtown and the New Bohemia district in Cedar Rapids, in between ...
New this year is a “Day-after Sale” on May 6 at the Ashton House, 820 Park Road in Iowa City. Can't attend the plant fair? Then from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the next day, look for remaining plants offered at half price. Each year, too, the Johnson County Master Gardeners have a plant sale and flea market at the ...
Iowa City police have charged a woman with neglect after a 7-month-old died in her care. On Oct. 18, police say, daycare provider Wendy D. Young, 49, drank 10 to 12 cans of beer before watching an infant at her home in eastern Iowa City in the 500 block of Third Avenue. When police arrived at Young's ...
A city in Iowa has suspended its policy that allowed police officers to shoot feral cats they deemed "unadoptable." Jefferson, Iowa, announced Friday that they have suspended the policy pending review, The Associated Press reported. The practice began as a way for the city to control the multiple feral cat ...
Home builders in the area are reaching into their own pockets to pay for area high school students to take a course on building a house. It's only partially an act of charity. Faced with a shortage of construction workers across the state, the Iowa City area Home Builders Association is reviving what used to be ...
IOWA CITY — With smiles and exclamations of “Welcome!”, parishioners of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Iowa City spent several minutes clasping hands and embracing one another Sunday. The hugs are a weekly ritual, part of the Sunday service, but this week was marked with extra ...
IOWA CITY — An area nonprofit is helping residents design their own community spaces in a few local Iowa City parks. Backyard Abundance is working with community members during open meetings to gather input and help design what they would want in community gardens at Walden Green Park, ...
IOWA CITY, IA (KCRG-TV9)-- Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Iowa City celebrated being its 150-year anniversary over the weekend. Church officials say they are the oldest black church in Iowa City. It was built in 1868, and is a state and federal historic landmark. The theme for the ceremony ...
The cold temperatures on April 14 didn't stop a group of students and community members from plunging into the Coralville Resevoir to support Special Olympics Iowa. The polar plunge is a nationwide fundraiser for Special Olympics that raises money to support the organization, and its efforts to provide ...
Plungers at the Special Olympics Iowa's Iowa City Polar Plunge raised over $30,000 for Special Olympics Iowa this year. The brave souls got their swim in on Saturday, one day before yet another snowfall hit the Corridor. The event took place at the West Overlook Day Use Area in Iowa City, where plungers ...
JEFFERSON CITY, IA (NBC) An Iowa City has agreed to end its controversial cat control policy. The city of Jefferson has a feral cat problem and until now, residents could request a live animal trap monitored by police. If police caught a cat that was deemed "unadoptable" they would euthanize the cat with a ...
Urban legends regarding paranormal activity are commonplace among college students, even today. Ohio University has a dorm room that is allegedly so active in poltergeist activity that it has been sealed off. Illinois has so many purported hauntings that the University itself has dedicated a webpage to it.
Road bridge closed in Iowa City for construction. By KCRG-TV9 Staff |. Posted: Fri 11:19 PM, Apr 13, 2018. IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - A major bridge that connects the east and west sides of the University of Iowa will close this spring. It's part of the Iowa City Gateway Project that includes elevating part of Dubuque ...
Recently, Lori and I visited an Iowa City icon, the Sanctuary at 405 S. Gilbert St., which recently changed ownership, and for the better. Not to take away from the previous owner who successfully created and maintained an authentic British Pub, going back to 1972. A true pub is not just a bar or just a ...
North Scott 5, Iowa City Liberty 1: Dylan Belk scored two goals and added an assist as North Scott raced past Iowa City Liberty in their matchup Friday. The Lancers scored four of their five goals in the first half in building a 4-1 halftime advantage and held Liberty without a shot in the second half.
Those in the Ped Mall say the area makes downtown Iowa City a happening place. "I really like how busy it is. I like all the music people play and the dogs walking around," UI Student Kiana Brown. City engineers agree, but to keep the area popular requires updates. "All new diversified plants, some story ...
Walk into Old Brick, the 162-year-old church turned community center, on a Wednesday morning and you'll see a bustling cafe. Take a seat at one of the round tables with light blue or red tablecloths and Arlinda Fasliu will greet you and take your order: eggs any style, bacon, French toast, home fries.
Johnson County plans to fight an anti-sanctuary city law signed by the governor Tuesday that appears to be directed at the county and Iowa City. On Tuesday, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 481, a law that targets so-called sanctuary cities, or communities that pledge not to specifically ...
The Iowa City Fire Department responded to a basement fire early Wednesday morning in the Wetherby Park neighborhood. At about 1:50 a.m., the department got a call about a fire at 2251 Russell Drive in southeast Iowa City. The ranch-style, single-family home had smoke showing from the basement, ...
People walk over the bricks on the Pedestrian Mall in Iowa City on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Iowa City sent out a survey asking if residents would be interested in buying the Ped Mall bricks that they're tearing up this summer. But the bids for salvaging and cleaning came in too high, so the city still is considering ...


 

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