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Terry Branstad stripped Iowa counties' and cities' ability to set a local minimum wage, but that hasn't changed Johnson County leaders' commitment ... Mazahir Salih, who was elected to the Iowa City Council in November, led much of the Center for Worker Justice's minimum wage advocacy work last year.
Judge Paul Miller ruled that Lamar Wilson, 24, will serve the maximum sentence for all four guilty charges stemming from the shooting in downtown Iowa City last year. On Aug. 27, at 1:30 a.m., Wilson fired five shots in Iowa City's pedestrian mall and hit three people. Kaleek Jones, 22, died and Xavier Hicks ...

In a lawsuit filed this March, 27-year-old Venckus accuses Iowa City and the Iowa City police officer who arrested him of defamation, abuse of process and malicious prosecution. He also accuses Johnson County of abuse of process. The suit stems from a sexual assault that occurred at Venckus' Iowa City ...
IOWA CITY — An Illinois man accused and acquitted of sexual assault is suing Iowa City, the investigating officer and Johnson County. The claims in a lawsuit filed earlier this month by Joshua Venckus, 27, stem from a sexual assault investigation from February 2013 and the subsequent investigation and ...
Members of the Communications Workers of America lead a march into a rally in support of low-wage workers on the Ped Mall in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. A list of 150 Johnson County businesses who have pledged to honor the $10.10 minimum wage, which was voided by the state ...
Panelists for the forum will include members of the Iowa City Police Department, University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, FBI, Johnson County Attorney's Office, United States Attorney's Office and the NAACP. Discussion topics will include hate-related incidents, applicable laws and the protocols for ...

IOWA CITY — The ballot is all but set for the Johnson County Democratic primary, and once again no Republicans or Libertarians have filed to run for county seats on the ballot. Incumbents county Supervisors Mike Carberry and Janelle Rettig both are seeking re-election to the two open seats on the board.
Lamar Wilson has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, two counts of assault with the intent to inflict serious injury and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in the deadly 2017 shooting on Iowa City's pedestrian mall. Kelsey Kremer/The Register.
The Johnson County Master Gardeners have a solution for you. Sunday — yes, sorry to give you such short notice — at the Iowa City Public Library is the group's second Seed Share. Master Gardener Linda Schreiber says that seed companies were invited to donate seeds to share with the public. Free and ...
(File photo) People gather during a rally in support of low-wage workers on the Ped Mall in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. A list of 150 Johnson County businesses who have pledged to honor the $10.10 minimum wage, which was voided by the state legislature this spring, was distributed at the ...
One of those political Pollyanna's is in my own Iowa City neighborhood. Republican Patrick Wronkiewicz, 27, will run against five-term Democrat Sen. Joe Bolkcom in Senate District 43, the safest Democratic territory in Iowa. Iowa City Democrats have one of the winningest statehouse delegations in modern ...
"When you hear people who know conservation statewide talk, they'll tell you (Kent Park) is one of the best parks in the state and that it rivals state parks," said Rod Sullivan, Johnson County Board of Supervisors member. "It's one of the larger and more well-developed county-run parks in the state of Iowa.".
Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander and Iowa City City Councilwoman Mazahir Salih will announce their endorsements. ... COUNTY: Ginny Caliguri of Osceola, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. House in Iowa's 2nd District, will visit Johnson County on March 26-27.
Police find more than 2 pounds of marijuana, $25,000 in cash in Iowa City apartment ... Two men have been charged with dealing drugs after police found nearly 2 pounds of marijuana and thousands of dollars in cash in an Iowa City ... Rivas and Jenkins have been released from Johnson County Jail.
At 7:52 p.m., firefighters responded to a call at 2160 Davis St., according to a statement from the fire department. They found smoke and flames coming from the building. Officials entered the residential structure and confirmed everyone had gotten out. The fire was under control within 30 minutes. Iowa City ...
Janelle Rettig, member of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, speaks from the Iowa Old Capitol Building during the Hawkeyes for Dream Iowa: #DefendDACA Rally on ... IOWA CITY — Democrat Janelle Rettig of Iowa City said she will run for re-election to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.
Because Iowa's stand your ground law is not clear on how to determine immunity, “we're making it up as we go along,” the judge said recently. ... In the Johnson County case, Miller is being asked to determine if Lamar Wilson, 24, of Iowa City, should be granted immunity from serving prison time for fatally ...

She coordinates volunteers and committees from an office provided at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center downtown. “It's been a learning experience for all of us, and we've had to re-envision some services and operations,” she says. TRAIL has already reduced the fees for full memberships to ...
A Johnson County supervisor's lone vote against the county's budget, citing a confidential land deal using conservation bond money, has raised concerns .... In many cases, the county purchases properties from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, the third-party organization Rettig referred to on March 1.
IOWA CITY — Issues of cramped workspaces, security and renovations have plagued Johnson County's nearly 120-year-old courthouse building for years. But a solution — albeit a temporary one — is in sight. This fall, the Johnson County Attorney's Office will move to the nearby MidWestOne Bank building ...
Housing issues in Johnson County will be the subject of a panel discussion at the Iowa City Library on Sunday afternoon. ... A 2016 report on trends in housing inequality in Iowa City noted that as “a college town, Iowa City has seen many of its core neighborhoods reshaped by rising demand for student ...
When the lake and park opened in 1970, “urban conservation and water quality problems were not as bad as they are today," said Johnson County Conservation Department director ... It was named after Fred W. Kent of Iowa City, a renowned photographer, bird expert and conservationist in the Iowa City.
Shelves of soup and other food are shown June 24, 2016, at the Johnson County Crisis Center food pantry in Iowa City. ... Though the Crisis Center of Johnson County met its fundraising goal for an expansion and plans to break ground Friday morning, rising construction costs are forcing the organization ...
In a public hearing in Des Moines recently, Iowa City Police Chief Jody Matherly said that since that resolution was passed, communication with the immigrant community has increased, violent crime in Iowa City has decreased by 11 percent, and there has been less than 1 percent increase in crime overall.
Court records say 67-year-old Ronald Gonterman was sentenced Monday in Johnson County District Court in Iowa City to 19 years in prison. He'd pleaded guilty to willful injury, assault and other crimes after prosecutors lowered the charges. Authorities say the victim was stabbed four times in the back and had been shot at ...
Pastor Anthony Smith (right) president of the Johnson County Interfaith Cluster and Pastor Tim Smith pose for a portrait at New Creations International Church in ... IOWA CITY — At a city council meeting in early February, a group of faith leaders of different backgrounds one by one introduced their new ...
6: Iowa City is morphing from a large, rural college town into an urban city. Crimes associated with urbanity are here. This makes it imminent that the bond issue to enlarge the Johnson County Jail be put back on the ballot, disregarding the criticism: "Only the poor and drunken students will be jailed.".
IOWA CITY — A Washington man faces multiple charges for allegedly exposing himself and masturbating in front of juveniles at an University of Iowa recreation center. According to University of Iowa Police complaints, 36-year-old Brian T. Shepherd, of Washington, was in the men's locker room at the ...
IOWA CITY — A Johnson County youth cycling program is trying to raise $5,400 toward new mountain bikes to improve safety and help the kids be more competitive. “It would be nice to have newer bikes,” said Alec Nelson, 16, a student at Liberty High School in North Liberty. “If we all had the same bikes, ...
Iowa City is set to host an Archive Crawl to reacquaint the community with several slices of history and the aisles of writing. ... Several of the groups reached out to, including the Johnson County Historical Society, don't have physical sites on campus and were instead given tables for their participation in the ...
Coralville extended the TIF district down Interstate 80 one exit to incorporate a wasteland of an old industrial site, and used the proceeds to begin a whole new redevelopment called the Iowa River Landing. TIF financed a $60 million city-owned Marriott Hotel and Convention Center and later $9.5 million to ...
A decision as to whether convicted Iowa City pedestrian mall shooter Lamar Wilson will be freed under Iowa's new "stand your ground" law, an unprecedented court case in Johnson County, has been delayed. The setback came after a Thursday morning post-trial hearing in the Johnson County Courthouse ...
Swailes, a systems control technician at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, is a newcomer to University Heights politics, but said he can offer the city a new perspective. "I keep up with what's going on at the council meetings, and I would like to see things done more efficiently," he said. His main ...
The Johnson County Jail's website lists Arciniega as being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, without a set bond amount. Questions to ICE officials were not immediately responded to as of Thursday afternoon. Reach Zach Berg at 319-887-5412, zberg@press-citizen.com or follow ...
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man faces prison time for allegedly threatening people with a knife during a dispute in December. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, around 1:20 p.m. Dec. 18, officers were called to Town & Campus Apartments, 1100 Arthur St., for a report of a fight in progress.
Adam Weinstein walks into the courtroom for his sentencing hearing in Johnson County District Court in Iowa City on Monday, Feb. ... IOWA CITY — A man who entered Alford pleas last year to charges stemming from a series of attacks at and near the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2015 was ...
Lamar Wilson, who was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter for the 2017 deadly Iowa City pedestrian mall shooting, will go back to court to learn whether he will be cleared ... Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness said Monday that Sixth Judicial District Judge Paul Miller will hear the arguments on Feb.
IOWA CITY — An organization created to help war-torn Europe after World War II now is working to aid food insecurity in Johnson County. The CROP Hunger Walk, an international effort to curb hunger by Church World Service, is gearing up for an annual walk to benefit the food pantry at the Crisis Center ...
Hundreds of workers in Iowa City will lose their jobs as a major employer shifts production to West Virginia. Procter & Gamble announced Wednesday it will move production of hair care and body washes out of Iowa City by late 2020. Those products will be made in a new plant in Tabler Station, W. Va.
Mark Sertterh, the associate executive director of Shelter House, said two teams of four volunteer counters, each accompanied by an Iowa City Police ... The last count in January 2017 found 11 unsheltered people in Johnson County, and the trend over the past five years shows that number is steadily ...
On Tuesday, the Iowa City Council approved, 7-0, a $844,000 design services agreement with Neumann Monson Architects for first phase of an Public Works Facility upgrade. ... During the winter, the city rents space from the Johnson County Fairgrounds for indoor storage of Streets Division vehicles.
Wilson, 21, is charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon. He is accused of fatally shooting Kaleek Jones, 22, of Iowa City, and injuring cousins Xavier Hicks and D'Andre Hicks in the Aug. 27 Ped Mall shootings. Johnson County ...
The cause of death was listed as a blunt force injury of the head and neck, Schuneman said. MORE: Iowa Mennonite School student from Iowa City dies after fall at school social. Cardenas, of Iowa City, suffered the fatal injury on Dec. 1 at IMS in Kalona. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office reported that they ...
Then Joseph Brisben, 77, with the help of a cane, navigated toward an entry at City High, only to encounter locked doors. Undeterred, the Iowa City man eventually made it to the Democratic Precinct 17 caucus and became one of thousands of voters around the state who braved bad weather to participate ...
The fire occurred at a recycling warehouse used by Republic Services at the intersection of E Benton and Capitol Streets in Iowa City. When The ... The Iowa City Fire Department was also assisted by the Iowa City Police Department, Johnson County Ambulance Service, Iowa City Water Department, and ...
All law enforcement radio traffic will be encrypted, effectively going silent to the public, on March 13 throughout Johnson County. In a Thursday news release ... According to the Sioux City Journal, police radio traffic was encrypted in Woodbury County in northwestern Iowa last July. Other Iowa counties like ...
During a Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County meeting this week in North Liberty, local elected officials agreed to proceed with the third phase of feasibility studies of a passenger rail service connecting Iowa City and North Liberty. “We feel it's an asset. We want to investigate it as much as ...
Boxes of paperwork are stacked around the desk of an administrator in the County Attorney's Office in the Johnson County Courthouse in Iowa City. The office is out of space, and the county is considering a seven-year lease for the office in the nearby MidWestOne Bank building. (Rebecca F. Miller/The ...
Belgian cyclist Quinten Hermans runs up Mount Krumpit at the Telnet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup racing event Sept. 24 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City. The international event is returning to Iowa City for the third time this year on Sept. 29. Iowa City is the only American city to host three of ...
Former teammate Jim Poynton was there as was former Johnson County Attorney J. Patrick White, who now serves as quarterback of the Iowa City Quarterback Club. White used to speak to the Iowa football team every August and had multiple books for Long to sign. “Chuck is one of the Iowa legends, ...


 

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