The Daily Iowan

UI Main Library Learning Commons completion date delayed

EMMA WILLIS

June 17, 2013

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Construction has been the face of the University of Iowa Main Library for nearly a full year after construction began in November 2011.   However, despite initial plans to finish a first-phase project by the beginning of the...

Iowa City Public Library sees technology interruptions

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 17, 2013

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Patrons to the Iowa City Public Library today can expect a handful of technology-related closures that are to last until the end of the day. Upgrades to the servers at the Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., have resulted in the...

Campus projects, renovations remain on track despite recent flood risks

ROBERT CROZIER

June 17, 2013

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Although the Iowa River’s recently spilled-over banks prompted quick defensive action by the University of Iowa to prevent a repeat of the 2008 flood, officials say the flooding has not slowed the progress of three prominent...

Councilors to move on red-light cameras, drone ordinance

ROBERT CROZIER

June 17, 2013

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A long-discussed ordinance that would repeal an automatic traffic-enforcement law in place, as well as ban the use of drones and automatic license-plate recognition systems, will finally see a conclusive ending. The Iowa City...

New Pioneer Co-Op members vote ‘yes’ to third store

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 17, 2013

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After being passed over on its plans for a new 20,000-square-foot downtown Iowa City in January, one Iowa City grocery store is moving forward with plans for a third location. And this time around, store officials will look beyond...

Republican Senate candidate stopping in Coralville this summer

KRISTEN EAST

June 17, 2013

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Sam Clovis, a candidate for Iowa’s open U.S. Senate seat, plans to visit the Coralville Public Library on July 26. Clovis, a Morningside College professor, recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat currently...

Man charged after allegedly trying to pull officer down flight of stairs

KRISTEN EAST

June 17, 2013

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A Coralville man has been charged after allegedly trying to pull an officer down a flight of stairs. Donroy Merrival, 45, was charged Sunday with interfering with official acts causing bodily injury. Merrival, who, according...

Man charged after issuing death threat

KRISTEN EAST

June 17, 2013

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A Muscatine man has been charged after allegedly threatening to kill a person. Alexandra Jones, 30, was charged June 16 with first-degree harassment. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Jones allegedly threatened to...

Woman charged after leading officers on 30-mile pursuit

KRISTEN EAST

June 17, 2013

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A Coralville woman has been charged after reportedly leading officers on a nearly 30-mile car chase. Nancy Kuntz, 44, was charged Monday with eluding after leading deputies on a 29.4-mile chase. According to a Johnson County...

Man charged with OWI in front of UIHC

KRISTEN EAST

June 17, 2013

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A West Liberty man has been charged after officers allegedly found him driving impaired in front of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Jovany Jacques, 27, was charged on Sunday with third-offense OWI. According to...

Man charged with abuse after pushing victim against fridge

KRISTEN EAST

June 17, 2013

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A Coralville man has been charged after allegedly pushing a woman up against a refrigerator. Gary Randle, 35, was charged Monday with domestic-abuse assault. According to a police complaint, Randle reportedly pushed the woman...

Sowinski’s journey continues

MATT CABEL

June 17, 2013

Filed under Sports

For Erik Sowinski, it’s all about the journey. The Waukesha, Wis., native didn’t think he would run at the Division I level with two months left in his high-school track career — he was set on running for a Division...