The Daily Iowan

Kids earn their wings in IC with Young Eagles

ALEX SHEETS

June 11, 2012

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The small engines roared as several excited and anxious children waited their turn to soar as Young Eagles. The young participants took to the air at the Iowa City Municipal Airport on June 9 to explore the opportunities of working...

20-month-old’s death ruled a homicide

JORDYN REILAND

June 11, 2012

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An Iowa City man who was arrested in April for allegedly leaving a 20-month-old child alone is now being held in the Johnson County Jail on a $550,000 bond for two charges of child endangerment resulting in death. According...

Emergency alert app bolsters government, police ties in Johnson County

AMY SKARNULIS

June 11, 2012

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Johnson County officials say the implementation of a new emergency-notification system has strengthened the relationship between local government and law-enforcement officials. The Emergency Communications Network adapted to...

Iowa-based brewery opens at Iowa River Landing

EMMA MCCLATCHEY

June 11, 2012

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Gold Coin, Slingshot, Penny Whistle, Wooden Nickel, Jackknife. The same items that might be kept in someone's back pocket can be found in Helles, Dunkel, Weizen, Scottish, and "GPA" beers at the new Backpocket Brewing...

Man charged with putting gun to woman’s head

DI STAFF

June 11, 2012

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A local man has been charged with putting a gun to a person's head. Francis Almeida, 28, was charged June 7 with domestic-abuse assault with intent or displaying a weapon, first-degree harassment, and going armed with intent....

Woman charged with signing forged check

DI STAFF

June 11, 2012

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A local woman has been charged with forging a check. Rachelle Johnson, 27, 1100 Arthur No. H3, was charged Feb. 10 with forgery. According to an Iowa City police complaint, on Dec. 2, 2011, Johnson contracted a business from...

Woman charged with controlled substance violation

DI STAFF

June 11, 2012

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A local man faces a marijuana charge. William Massey, 23, 532 S. Dubuque St. No. 10A, was charged June 7 with a controlled-substance violation. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office complaint, a search warrant was...

Iowa City landfill expected to reopen today

DI STAFF

June 11, 2012

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The Iowa City Landfill is expected to reopen today after city officials closed it June 8. Officials closed the Landfill after wind was causing smoke from the fire to move toward city administrative offices and the scalehouse,...

Third vice president candidate forum in IMU today

DI STAFF

June 11, 2012

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The third candidate to become University of Iowa vice president for Research and Economic Development will speak in an open forum Monday in 348 IMU. Mary J.C. Hendrix is the final candidate of three to speak with members of...

Inmate dies at UIHC

DI STAFF

June 11, 2012

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An inmate assigned to the Iowa Medical & Classification Center died June 7 during inpatient status at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Danny Beason, 64, died of natural causes from advanced lung cancer that...

Man charged with multiple counts of burglary

DI STAFF

June 11, 2012

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A North Liberty man has been charged with numerous counts of burglary and theft. David Solis, 20, 600 Andrews Court, was charged Dec. 20 with third-degree burglary and second-degree theft, Jan. 1 with third-degree burglary,...

Thompson sentencing likely postponed

DI STAFF

June 11, 2012

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Today's sentencing for an Iowa City man involved in the slaying of an Iowa City landlord will likely be postponed until a codefendant stands trial in September, according to online court documents. Charles William Curtis Thompson,...