The Daily Iowan

Officials: Food prices to increase due to drought

ANNA EGELAND

July 18, 2012

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As temperatures remain high and rain clouds remain scarce, state experts suggest food prices are likely to skyrocket this fall. The last statewide rain occurred on May 31, and as a result, the state's farms and bodies of water...

Zoning commission to discuss limiting payday lenders

ALY BROWN

July 18, 2012

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The Iowa City Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss restricting where payday lenders may open outlets in the city after the Iowa City City Council approved discussions in March. Senior city planner Robert Miklo said the...

School board approves new City High field

ERIC LIGHTNER

July 18, 2012

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School officials are excited to be taking the next step in repairing the City High multipurpose field. School Board President Marla Swesey said the board has a responsibility not only to look forward to new opportunities but...

ICPD seeing increase in catalytic converter thefts

AMY SKARNULIS

July 18, 2012

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While the Iowa City area has seen 14 catalytic-converter thefts in the past few weeks, several automotive-repair shops say they haven't had customers come in for replacements. Iowa City police Sgt. Denise Brotherton said there...

Trial reset for Iowa City man accused of tampering with witness

DI STAFF

July 18, 2012

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Peng Tang, an Iowa City man accused of first-degree kidnapping, solicitation to commit an aggravated misdemeanor, and tampering with a witness or juror, will face trial for the latter offenses Sept. 4. The trial and pretrial...

UIHC ranked first in state

DI STAFF

July 18, 2012

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics were ranked no. 1 in the state by an annual U.S. News & World Report listing of "The Best Hospitals in America." This year marks the first time that the publication has also...

Coralville man accused of driving under the influence of marijuana

DI STAFF

July 18, 2012

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A Coralville man was accused of possessing marijuana. Andrew Antill, 20, Coralville, was charged Monday with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and third-offense OWI. According to a University...

Local woman receives her third or subsequent OWI charge

DI STAFF

July 18, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids woman was accused of third-offense OWI. Laura Lindquist, 43, Cedar Rapids, was charged July 12 with third-offense OWI. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office complaint, an officer was following Lindquist's...

Local man pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol

DI STAFF

July 18, 2012

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An Iowa City man was accused of an OWI for the third or subsequent time, Joseph Mendez, 32, 1412 Lower Muscatine Rd., was charged Tuesday with OWI, driving while license was barred, and interference with official acts. According...

IC psychiatrist to face Iowa Medical Board for misconduct allegations

DI STAFF

July 18, 2012

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An Iowa City psychiatrist had formal disciplinary charges filed against him by the Iowa Board of Medicine on July 12 and will face a hearing in October. According to a board press release, Sergio Paradiso was charged by the...

Water main breaks on Burlington Street

DI STAFF

July 18, 2012

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A water main broke Tuesday afternoon, partially flooding streets near the intersection of Burlington and Dubuque St. Jude Moss, an Iowa City Wastewater Division representative, confirmed the breakage and said officials were unaware...

Brands signs new five-year deal

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

July 18, 2012

Filed under Sports

The Iowa wrestling team โ€” the proud owner of a nation-leading 26 NCAA titles โ€” hasn't won the team race in two seasons. But the Hawkeyes will see five All-Americans return to the mat for the 2012-2013 season. And now they're...