The Daily Iowan

City-backed levee proposal fails before Iowa City City Council

NICK HASSETT

November 28, 2012

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The Iowa City City council rejected a measure to construct a controversial $8.1 million levee to help protect against floodwaters Tuesday evening, saying the arguments against the flood-mitigation project outweighed the benefits. “We...

CDC: Abortions down significantly in Iowa, nationwide

BRIANNA JETT

November 28, 2012

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Abortion rates have fallen significantly nationally and in Iowa, but some local officials dispute the cause behind the decrease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a significant decrease in abortions across...

Think Bicycles’ Light the Night program aims to educate riders

QUENTIN MISIAG

November 28, 2012

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Area residents are increasingly running, walking, and biking on the many miles of paved area trails and streets that snake through Johnson County. With that, comes an increase in bicycle citations tied to evening riders. Rather...

Iowa City City Council moves on taxi ordinance

NICK HASSETT

November 28, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council moved forward with an amendment to city regulations regarding taxis, despite opposition from several small taxicab representatives. The council voted 7-0 in favor of the ordinance in its first...

UI to launch seminar for increasing cultural awareness in 2013

ERIC CLARK

November 28, 2012

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In an attempt to both enrich the lives of University of Iowa students and raise cultural awareness, UI officials will be launching a new first-year seminar for the Spring 2013 semester. The seminar, dubbed “Passport Project:...

ECGPS, UISG to reevaluate applications for funding status

RISHABH R. JAIN

November 28, 2012

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The University of Iowa might see new collaboratively funded organizations on the block next year, but it is going to take longer than expected with two student bodies in a split about the decision. Benjamin Gillig, the director...

Jury set for alleged Pentacrest rapist trial

DI STAFF

November 28, 2012

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The jury has been selected in the trial for a former University of Iowa student accused of sexual assault. Evan Pfeifer has been accused in connection with a reported rape of a woman on the west side of the Pentacrest during...

Former UI student who assaulted cop released

DI STAFF

November 28, 2012

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An official at the Johnson County Jail said a former University of Iowa student who pleaded guilty to lesser felonies in connection with assault of an Iowa City police officer was released Tuesday. Branden Plummer, 21, was convicted...

Davenport man pleads guilty to extortion, false imprisonment, assault

DI STAFF

November 28, 2012

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A Davenport man has pleaded guilty to three charges, according to assistant Johnson County prosecutor Anne Lahey. Jordan Garr, 21, pleaded guilty Tuesday to extortion, false imprisonment, and assault possibly in connection with...

UI officials asking students to complete sexual misconduct survey

DI STAFF

November 28, 2012

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The University of Iowa Council on the Status of Women is asking all UI undergraduate students to complete an online sexual-misconduct survey in order to help UI officials create “the best climate possible to serve and protect...

Coralville man charged with holding woman hostage

DI STAFF

November 28, 2012

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A Coralville man has been accused of holding a woman hostage in her apartment. According to a Coralville police complaint, Aric Hopkins, 39, 416 Sixth Ave. Apt. 1, was charged Monday with domestic-abuse assault causing bodily...

Man charged with carrying concealed firearms

DI STAFF

November 28, 2012

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An Iowa City man has been accused of carrying concealed firearms after he was pulled for running a stop sign in Iowa City. According to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office complaint, Christopher Lenz, 37, 17 Modern Way,...