The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The Old Capitol Building is seen in Iowa City on  Tuesday April, 25, 2023.

Here’s how UI officials decide what goes into a Hawk Alert

Kate Perez, Senior Reporter April 8, 2024

The process and efficiency of Hawk Alerts, the University of Iowa’s emergency notification system, have been questioned by some students after an emergency incident last week during normal class hours. Some...

Iowa City High School is seen on Monday, April 25, 2022.

Iowa City High receives social media threat

Evan Watson, News Reporter April 5, 2024

A threat was directed toward the Iowa City High School through a social media post on Friday morning. At 6:12 a.m., Iowa City High Principal John Bacon sent an email obtained by The Daily Iowan...

Man charged with exposing himself in Iowa City Walmart

Man charged with exposing himself in Iowa City Walmart

Jack Moore, News Editor April 4, 2024

Dustin Hills, 44, of West Branch, Iowa, has been charged with indecent exposure for allegedly exposing himself to a minor in the toy aisle of the Iowa City Walmart off Highway 1 in December. Hills was...

Police report man making knife threats on UI campus near Van Allen Hall

Police report man making knife threats on UI campus near Van Allen Hall

Kathleen Zeivel, News Reporter April 4, 2024

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. UPDATE: Another Hawk Alert was sent out at 10:35 a.m. reporting no injuries and for the University of Iowa community to resume normal activity. A...

Iowa City man appears in court for distributing obscene material to minor

Iowa City man appears in court for distributing obscene material to minor

Emma Jane, News Reporter April 2, 2024

Rodrico Jones, 33, of Iowa City made his initial appearance in court Tuesday for multiple charges of sharing obscene material with a minor. Jones was charged on Jan. 29 with dissemination and exhibition...

The University of Iowa’s College of Pharmacy building is seen on Monday, April 1, 2024.

UI, Modern Piping legal dispute awaits Iowa Supreme Court ruling

Grace Olson, News Reporter April 1, 2024

The Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 21 on an ongoing dispute between the University of Iowa and Cedar Rapids-based construction company Modern Piping. Modern Piping originally sued...

Former UIHC administrator pleads guilty to fraud charges resulting in false imprisonment

Former UIHC administrator pleads guilty to fraud charges resulting in false imprisonment

Evan Watson, News Reporter April 1, 2024

A former administrator for UIHC pleaded guilty to charges related to a multi-decade insurance fraud scam that resulted in the victim being imprisoned for nearly two years. According to court documents,...

Iowa City police arrest suspect in Old Capitol Town Center assault

Iowa City police arrest suspect in Old Capitol Town Center assault

Emma Jane, News Reporter April 1, 2024

The Iowa City Police Department reported the arrest of Samuel Levell Evans, Jr., 27, Monday following an assault incident at the Old Capitol Town Center on March 18. Evans, Jr. is charged with...

The University of Iowas College of Dentistry and Dental Clinic building is seen on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022.

UI College of Dentistry assistant professor accused of dishonest, abusive behavior

Grace Olson, News Reporter March 27, 2024

University of Iowa College of Dentistry assistant professor Thiago Soares Porto has been accused of allegedly violating regulatory procedures including reportedly being dishonest, abusive, and threatening. Porto...

Iowa City Police Department officer Dan Biden shines a flashlight while detective Eric Nieland examines evidence after ICPD was called to the Court Street parking ramp for what started as a welfare check in downtown Iowa City on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. According to a UI Police affidavit, officers received a third-party report that a woman had been forced against her will to go to the bus station by her husband, who allegedly took her from a Cedar Rapids location on Sunday night. After police arrived, Cardale Hunter, 33, pulled out a gun and used the woman as a shield while holding her at gunpoint. According to the City of Iowa City press release, the situation was resolved after the man shot himself, but no other injuries have been reported. Hunter is in stable condition. Hunter is facing charges of second-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a felon, going armed with intent, domestic abuse while displaying a weapon, and child endangerment, according to a UI police release.

Man in parking ramp standoff sentenced to 43 years in prison

Jack Moore, News Editor March 26, 2024

Carldale Hunter, who engaged in a standoff with police at the Court Street parking ramp in December 2022, was sentenced to 43 years in prison on Monday after taking a plea deal. In the plea deal,...

The Johnson County Courthouse is seen on South Clinton Street in Iowa City on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022.

Husband of former Coralville city councilor found not guilty of sexually abusing a child

Jack Moore, News Editor March 26, 2024

Jeffrey Dodds was found not guilty on Monday for three counts of second-degree sexual abuse that could have resulted in him going to prison for up to 75 years.  The case surrounds a daycare called...

Iowa City man sentenced for bringing gun into Grant Wood Elementary School

Iowa City man sentenced for bringing gun into Grant Wood Elementary School

Isabelle Foland, News Editor March 25, 2024

The Iowa City parent who brought a gun into Grant Wood Elementary and threatened school staff in late November was sentenced to five years in prison Monday. Brandon Jones, 32, is the parent of a...