The Daily Iowan

Iowa City officials, business owners react to possible minimum wage increase

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 17, 2013

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University of Iowa students and other workers across the country may see an increase in the minimum wage — President Obama has suggested to raise it from $7.25 to $9. However, some believe the proposed increase would have unintended...

UI College of Education regroups following former dean’s resignation

CASSIDY RILEY

February 17, 2013

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One University of Iowa official says interim Dean Nicholas Colangelo has worked “tirelessly” to help the College of Education move forward after what some called a crisis last semester. “It’s been literally my man...

UI adds Wind Energy certificate

REBECCA MORIN

February 17, 2013

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With one of the nation’s highest wind-energy capacity, Iowa is continuing to increase its involvement with sustainable energy production — this time at the higher-education level. The University of Iowa’s College...

New nail salon aims to bring diversity to downtown Iowa City

QUENTIN MISIAG

February 17, 2013

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After more than four years, nearly 5 feet of floodwater, and a two mile move, Dalena Tran’s V’s Nail Studio is once again back in business — this time aiming to draw a more diverse clientele base to a centralized...

New $7M housing unit may come to Iowa City

LAUREN COFFEY

February 17, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will vote Tuesday on a resolution to approve a multifamily housing development — one that would aid in replacing housing lost in the 2008 flood. The company, 4 Zero 4 LLC, hopes to replace the housing...

Former murder suspect Thompson won’t serve more time

MANDI CAROZZA

February 17, 2013

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Charles Thompson will not serve any additional time in jail for his involvement in the 2009 slaying of Iowa City landlord John Versypt. Thompson, 20, was charged with accessory after the fact, an aggravated misdemeanor. According...

Pfeifer sentenced to 10 years in prison

CASSIDY RILEY

February 17, 2013

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Evan Pfeifer, 20, who was found guilty on Nov. 30 of third-degree sexual abuse, was sentenced today to a prison term of 10 years. Pfeifer was accused of sexually assaulting a woman on the west side of the Pentacrest on the early...

Iowa City fire chief announces retirement

KRISTEN EAST

February 17, 2013

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Iowa City Fire Chief Andy Rocca announced on Feb. 15 he will retire from the Fire Department on May 13. According to a city press release, Rocca, an Iowa City native, joined the Iowa City Fire Department in 1978. He was named...

Loebsack endorses Braley in Senate run

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 17, 2013

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Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced via Facebook Feb. 16 his endorsement of fellow Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa for the U.S. Senate. “There is not a better choice in the Democratic Party, or in the state, to succeed Sen....

Trial reset for suspect in attempted murder

CASSIDY RILEY

February 17, 2013

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The trial for the primary suspect in a shooting on Nov. 18, 2012, has been reset from Feb. 19 to May 14. Petter Thullen, 20, has been charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary, and armed with intent for allegedly...

Local man arrested after allegedly choking wife

REBECCA MORIN

February 17, 2013

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A local man was arrested after choking his wife to near unconsciousness.  Malik Alexander, 27, was accused Jan. 30 with domestic abuse. Iowa City police officers responded to a call from a female exclaiming her husband had...

Coralville man arrested after choking his girlfriend’s sister

REBECCA MORIN

February 17, 2013

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A Coralville man was arrested after choking his girlfriend’s sister for asking him to move out. Bradley McCaughey, 26, was accused Feb. 16 with obstruction of emergency communications and domestic abuse. McCaughey confronted...