The Daily Iowan

Local filmmakers hope to revitalize Iowa Film Industry

DORA GROTE

April 2, 2012

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John Watkins cringed as he doubled over in pain. The University of Iowa theater graduate student performed a scene The Farm, a movie that will be filmed in Iowa later this spring. Local filmmakers said the project could be...

Iowa City officials point to sub-leasing precautions following alleged kidnap-sexual assault

JORDYN REILAND

April 2, 2012

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Police and realty officials stressed the need for precaution when looking to rent and sublet following an alleged sexual assault during an apartment showing last weekend. According to a press release from Iowa City police, officers respo...

Number of abused or neglected children down in Johnson County

BETH BRATSOS

April 2, 2012

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The number of Iowa children abused or neglected is on the way down, and Johnson County is following the trend. An Iowa Department of Human Services report released March 20 cites a nearly 7 percent decrease in the statewide...

Legislators respond to issues of gun laws in Iowa City

ANNA THEODOSIS

April 2, 2012

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Gun control, partially in response to the Trayvon Martin case, formed a cornerstone of public concern at an Iowa City legislative forum held this past weekend. The forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters in Johnson County, ...

New Pioneer Co-op relocation vote met with mixed feelings

DEREK KELLISON

April 2, 2012

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The Iowa City New Pioneer Co-op is one step closer to approaching new life closer to downtown. But despite Board of Directors members insistence the new store will offer more local produce, some are concerned it will lose its...

Experts attribute recent increase in apartment rentals to younger generation

KRISTEN EAST

April 2, 2012

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Across the nation, more people are moving into rental housing and multifamily apartments than ever before, and local and national experts attribute the increase to the younger generation. According to the real estate services...

Spotlight Iowa City: Visiting professor mixes play and education

SAMANTHA GENTRY

April 2, 2012

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In the basement of North Hall among wet paintbrushes and pastel paints, Clara Baldus sits on a yoga ball in her office. The visiting assistant professor at the University of Iowa, who is organizing the art-education program...

Hills man charged with endangerment

DI STAFF

April 2, 2012

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According to an Iowa City police complaint, Brian Laschke, 29, Hills, was charged March 17 with first-degree harassment, driving while barred, and child endangerment/abuse with resulting in no injury. Laschke and the victim...

IC Walgreens robbed at knifepoint

DI STAFF

April 2, 2012

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On March 31 at approximately 1:42 a.m., Iowa City police responded to a report of a robbery at Walgreens, 2214 Muscatine Ave. According to a press release, the cashier reported that a male entered the store and approached the...

Police investigate armed robbery of cab driver

DI STAFF

April 2, 2012

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An Iowa City cab driver was reportedly robbed at knifepoint on the night of March 30. According to an Iowa City police press release, the officers responded 11:45 p.m. to a report of a Yellow Cab driver being robbed at knifepoint...

Trial set for Arkansas man charged with sexual abuse

DI STAFF

April 2, 2012

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The trial has been reset for an Arkansas man charged with second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse, according to court documents. Travis Lee Porter, 44, was arrested on Dec. 14, 2009 and charged...

Iowa City man charged with possession of controlled substance

DI STAFF

April 2, 2012

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An Iowa City man faces several charges after allegedly exposing his genitals in public last week. Allen Adonis Bramwell, 25, 2401 Highway 6 Apt. 3003, was charged March 23 with two charges of indecent exposure and interference...