The Daily Iowan

Police cite youth programs in juvenile arrests decrease

AMY SKARNULIS

July 5, 2012

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While police officials have seen an overall decrease in the number of juvenile arrests across Iowa, Iowa City police say programs targeted for youth have kept local teens out of trouble. "I think it's probably the programs,"...

$105K Shelter House grant to help unemployed veterans

ERIC LIGHTNER

July 5, 2012

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Veterans of all ages sit around a table at the Shelter House in Iowa City. They talk about their lives, their time in the service, local events, and politics. They all have two things in common — they have been in the service...

IC, Coralville go ahead with fireworks despite heat wave

ELEANOR MARSHALL

July 5, 2012

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While Iowa City and Coralville battled it out for the most explosive finale Wednesday night, other towns in the Midwest were noticeably silent. Jim Oetken — one of the owners of J&M Fireworks, which designs and sets off...

Journalism faculty strengthen Middle Eastern ties with Turkey visit

ALY BROWN

July 5, 2012

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University of Iowa and state media experts hope a recent trip to the Middle East will strengthen relations with educational institutions in Turkey — a country they say is not so different from our own. UI School of Journalism...

UI physician receives fellowship award

DI STAFF

July 5, 2012

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Brian Wolf, a University of Iowa associate professor orthopaedics and rehabilitation, received the 2013 American-British and Canadian Traveling Fellowship, according a UI press release. The fellowship is considered one of the...

Couple pleads not guilty in death of 20-month-old

DI STAFF

July 5, 2012

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The couple charged in the death of 20-month-old Marcus Balderas have pleaded not guilty. Jorge Perez, 20, and Mireya Balderas, 18, are charged with beating 20-month-old Marcus to death in April. Both face Class-B felony charges,...

IC woman charged with vehicular homicide pleads not guilty

DI STAFF

July 5, 2012

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Miranda Lalla, 50, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to vehicular homicide, a Class-B felony. Lalla was originally charged June 18 with second-offense OWI after allegedly running over Pamela Gross, 44, with her truck. Police responded...

Von Maur lawsuit trial set for September

DI STAFF

July 5, 2012

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A trial date has been set in a lawsuit over the Von Maur department store's move from Sycamore Mall in Iowa City to Coralville. According to online court documents, a pretrial conference is slated for Sept. 6, with a trial set...

UI Veterans Center Coordinator receives a Governor’s Volunteer Award

DI STAFF

July 5, 2012

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Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds awarded University of Iowa Veterans Center Coordinator John Mikelson a 2012 Governor's Volunteer Award June 29 during a special recognition ceremony in Cedar Rapids. Mikelson...

Local woman charged with using an unauthorized credit card

DI STAFF

July 5, 2012

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An Iowa City woman has been accused of using an unauthorized credit card to make purchases. Whiteny Clayborn, 22, 2446 Lakeside Drive No. 10, was charged June 7 with forgery. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Clayborn...

Coralville man charged with an OWI

DI STAFF

July 5, 2012

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A Coralville man has been accused of running from an officer after being arrested on an OWI cahrge. James Scully, 21, Coralville, was charged Wednesday with OWI, unlawful use of driver's license/ID of another, and escape from...

Gatens to Phoenix Suns’ summer league

MATT CABEL

July 5, 2012

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Iowa basketball's Matt Gatens graduated. He won't play in Carver-Hawkeye Arena again, and he's done training under head coach Fran McCaffery. But Gatens has been hard at work since his graduation, preparing himself for the possibility...