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UI student allegedly robbed at knifepoint near Mayflower

CONRAD SWANSON

January 25, 2012

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Law-enforcment authorities will not investigate an alleged knifepoint robbery near the University of Iowa campus unless the victim reports the incident to police, officials said Tuesday. The alleged victim — a UI student...

UI students offer differing views of post-revolution Egypt

RANA MOUSTAFA

January 25, 2012

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University of Iowa students offered mixed reactions to Egypt's progress since citizens there rebelled a year ago. Egyptian and senior Amr El-bokl was taking classes at the UI when the protests began. El-bokl said he became...

Experts: Obama likely to discuss jobs during Cedar Rapids visit

CHASTITY DILLARD

January 25, 2012

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  Several experts say President Obama's visit to the Conveyor Engineering and Manufacturing company in Cedar Rapids today may be motivated by a push for job creation. "Our unemployment rates were well lower than the natio...

Loebsack challenger Dolan: 2012 race will be about jobs

JORDYN REILAND

January 25, 2012

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One GOPU.S. House hopeful signaled Tuesday his campaign will largely focus on economic issues this year. "As someone who is in business … I've started businesses from scratch at the kitchen table and grown them,"...

Some in Iowa City speak out against red-light cameras

KRISTEN EAST

January 25, 2012

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Many residents aren't happy that the Iowa City City Council is one step closer to giving red-light cameras the green light. Several spoke in opposition to the ordinance, which would install red-light cameras at 10 different...

City sets PAULA ratio at 0.25

DI STAFF

January 25, 2012

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Iowa City restaurants will face tighter policies regarding the PAULA ratio and 21-ordinance exceptions. The Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 to pass a resolution setting the PAULA ratio at 0.25 Tuesday. Other implemented...

Indianapolis man charged after allegedly exposing himself at The Vine

DI STAFF

January 25, 2012

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An Indianapolis man has been charged with indecent exposure. Robert Renzi, 22, allegedly unzipped his pants and pulled out his penis while "masturbating" and swinging his hips around in the Vine, 330 E. Prentiss...

Iowa City man charged with cashing checks not addressed to him

DI STAFF

January 25, 2012

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An Iowa City man has been charged with identity theft and forgery. According to Iowa City police, Pablo Gomez, 25, 500 Second Ave., allegedly received a check in the mail addressed to someone else. Gomez allegedly endorsed...

Iowa City man allegedly sexually abused two girls

DI STAFF

January 25, 2012

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An Iowa City man is being charged with sexually abusing two underage girls. According to Iowa City police, Brice Widstrom, 20, 628 N. Linn St., allegedly provided a 15-year-old-girl with vodka on Oct. 27, 2011, until she became...

Public hearings approved for two leases at East Side Recycling Center

DI STAFF

January 25, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council approved two future public hearings regarding the East Side Recycling Center. Officials at the Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd., intend to enter into leases with the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity...

IC to spend $40M revamping wastewater-treatment facilities

DI STAFF

January 25, 2012

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Iowa City officials will spend roughly $40 million to revamp the wastewater-treatment facilities. The Iowa City City Council approved design details for the Wastewater Treatment Facilities Consolidation Project Tuesday. The...

City votes to prohibit parking near curb extensions

DI STAFF

January 25, 2012

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Iowa City City Councilors voted to prohibit parking adjacent to a curb extension in its first consideration Tuesday. The ordinance would make it illegal for commercial vehicles to park adjacent to a curb extension. The City...