The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan‘s semester in review

DI STAFF

December 19, 2013

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Hancher A victim of the 2008 flood, and after years of sitting abandoned, Hancher Auditorium came down this semester. The building, which had been in use for 40 years, was destroyed by flooding in summer 2008 and was torn dow...

IC train decision nears

GABRIELLA DUNN

December 19, 2013

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An Iowa City official believes the upcoming legislative session marks the last opportunity for a proposed Chicago to Iowa City railway. Geoff Fruin, the assistant to the city manager, wrote a letter to city officials that...

Wrestling documentary to debut today

TESSA HURSH

December 19, 2013

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Upon graduating from the University of Iowa, James Drescher and Chad Adams knew they wanted to tell stories. While they originally wanted to create wedding videos, plans changed when they were provided the opportunity to capture...

Hospitals ready for health act

DANIEL SEIDL

December 19, 2013

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Starting Jan. 1, the Affordable Care Act will likely mean hospitals around the country will see more patients, because more will be insured.  Many hospitals in Iowa are prepared for an increase — but officials say they are...

Heinz Road Urban Renewal Amendment one step closer to reality

MEGAN SANCHEZ

December 19, 2013

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The Heinz Road Urban Renewal Area Amendment is one step closer to being reality after Thursday morning’s Board of Supervisors hearing. Iowa City’s economic-development coordinator Wendy Ford presented the project...

Early law program nets praise, critique

GRETA MEYLE

December 19, 2013

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University of Iowa officials in the College of Law are excited about the potential of a new early admittance program, but some individuals are hesitant about younger students working at such a professional level. This program,...

Winter weather brings business to local auto shops

MEGAN DEPPE

December 19, 2013

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Thanks to the early flurry of snow, auto shops in Iowa City have found business is steadily rising in the past few weeks — a contrast to last year’s slower season during a relatively green winter. Some auto shops have...

Local man charged with forgery

DI STAFF

December 19, 2013

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A Coralville man has been accused of depositing a fraudulent check. Devontae King, 18, was charged June 23 with forgery. According to an Iowa City police complaint, King admitted under Miranda that he bought one check from an...

Coralville man charged with burglary

DI STAFF

December 19, 2013

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A Coralville man has been accused of breaking into Orsheln Farm & Home Supply. Timothy Messier, 31, was charged Sept. 26 with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, and possession of burglar’s tools. According...

Iowa City police looking for suspect in armed robbery

DI STAFF

December 19, 2013

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The Iowa City police are searching for the man responsible for a robbery that occurred just after midnight Wednesday. The police responded to a report of robbery in the area of Wayne Avenue and Essex Street. The victim was walking...

Johnson County Board of Supervisors launch new technology

DI STAFF

December 19, 2013

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors launched its new meeting management software system during Thursday’s meeting. IQM2 is a Cloud-based system that provides citizens across the globe to live stream video and audio of meetings...

Ride for the Kids organization raises money for Dance Marathon

DI STAFF

December 19, 2013

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An all-day motorcycle ride called Ride for the Kids has raised more than $100,000 for the construction of the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. The ride event in Dubuque was held earlier this year, and it raised...