The Daily Iowan

UI REACH graduation marks 5th year of program

LAUREN COFFEY

May 12, 2013

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The auditorium in the Pappajohn Business Building echoed with sounds of laughter and the occasional crack in speakers’ voices as tears slid down their faces. Twenty-two students sat in graduation caps and gowns, with smiles...

Johnson County parties discuss plans for 2014 election after Rand Paul visit

BRENT GRIFFITHS

May 12, 2013

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While the 2014 midterm elections are more than a year away, both of Johnson County parties’ weekend events offered a small preview of what local Republicans and Democrats hope will lead them to victory. Sen. Rand Paul,...

Cedar Falls retailer opening new downtown Iowa City location this week

QUENTIN MISIAG

May 12, 2013

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A Cedar Falls retailer carrying a handful of up-and-coming American-made designer lines is hoping to make its mark locally, with the opening of a new two-level downtown women’s boutique. Owner Stevie L.H. Toomey is set...

Downtown Iowa City building renovation program awards more than $1.3 million for improvements

QUENTIN MISIAG

May 12, 2013

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Tattered awnings, chipped façades and leaky windows are evidence that the nearly 280 businesses n downtown and the North Side Marketplace have witnessed a lot of wear and tear in the last few decades. But a newly introduced...

UI students launch charitable clothing line

REBECCA MORIN

May 12, 2013

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Four University of Iowa students came together to create a company that not only benefited themselves, but it also gave back to the community. Widespread Threads is a start-up online clothing company that was launched from the...

Local group speaks out against SEATS cuts

NICK HASSETT

May 12, 2013

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Johnson County residents against cuts to transit services have made their voices heard in council chambers across the county. But one local group sees the potential cuts as a symptom of a larger problem. The Movement for Socialism...

Woman was accused of forging a check

REBECCA MORIN

May 12, 2013

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A Cedar Rapids woman has been accused of forging a check for $346.89. Amanda Brown, 23, was charged March 26 with forgery and fourth-degree theft. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Iowa City police responded to 1935...

Man accused of purchasing several items with forged checks

REBECCA MORIN

May 12, 2013

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A local man has been accused of using forged checks to purchase $460 worth of merchandise from Target. Undre McClure, 20, was charged April 1 with forgery and fourth-degree theft, Jan. 11 with first-degree theft, and Jan. 29...

Woman found with large amounts of multiple drugs

REBECCA MORIN

May 12, 2013

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A Cedar Rapids woman has been accused of possessing more than 100 grams of marijuana in her vehicle. Megan Costello, 23, was charged May 10 with five charges of controlled-substance violation, possession of a controlled substance...

Marshall appeals to the Iowa Supreme Court on first-degree murder sentence

CASSIDY RILEY

May 12, 2013

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A man sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a former Iowa City landlord has appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court. Justin Marshall, 22, was sentenced on April 26 to life in prison for killing John Versypt, the former landlord...

Iowa City police apprehend robbery suspect

KRISTEN EAST

May 12, 2013

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A man was charged on Sunday with first-degree robbery after allegedly threatening another male with a handgun. Kevin John Shannon, 61, 1264 Dover St., was charged with first-degree robbery, going armed with intent, impersonating...

Iowa baseball wins series but drops final meeting vs. Michigan St.

JALYN SOUCHEK

May 12, 2013

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What began as a successful start to the weekend quickly turned sour. The Hawkeyes were unable to sweep Michigan State, falling short in the Sunday matchup, 4-2. Iowa took the May 10 game by a 6-2 score, thanks to a big seventh...