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

Jury begins deliberation in Jeffrey Dodds’ sexual abuse of a minor case

Jack Moore, News Editor March 24, 2024

After four days of court, jury members began deliberating Monday on a case that will decide whether the husband of a former Coralville City Councilor will be convicted of sexually abusing a child. The...

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 who held his wife hostage in the Court Street Parking Ramp pleads guilty

Kathleen Zeivel, News Reporter March 21, 2024

Carldale Hunter, a 34-year-old man from Indiana, pleaded guilty to six counts on March 11 for charges related to holding his wife hostage at gunpoint in Iowa City’s Court Street parking ramp in December...

Faculty Senate gavel sits in the Old Capital Senate Chambers on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2017.

Iowa judges face low salaries despite calling for a proposed pay increase

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter March 20, 2024

The number of judicial applicants in Iowa, such as district court judges, district associates, and supreme court justices, has significantly decreased over the past two decades which experts say is...

The Johnson County Courthouse is seen in Iowa City on Sept. 21, 2023.

Family testifies in alleged sexual abuse case against husband of former Coralville city councilor

Jack Moore, News Editor March 20, 2024

The parents of a child who was allegedly sexually abused by former Coralville City Councilor Jill Dodds’ husband, Jeffrey Dodds, testified at the Johnson County Courthouse Wednesday. Jeffrey Dodds...

Missing Iowa City 12-year-old found after more than two weeks

Missing Iowa City 12-year-old found after more than two weeks

Emma Jane, News Reporter March 20, 2024

Iowa City 12-year-old Jaylin Brown, who was reported missing on March 1, has been safely located, Iowa City police reported Wednesday. Brown was located unharmed and no further information is...

Police ask for public’s assistance in assault investigation

Police ask for public’s assistance in assault investigation

Natalie Jasso, News Reporter March 20, 2024

The Iowa City Police Department requests the public's help to identify two people of interest in an assault investigation at the Old Capitol Town Center.  ICPD responded to the mall on Monday at...

Iowa City man arrested for stabbing

Iowa City man arrested for stabbing

Evan Watson, News Reporter March 18, 2024

As of Monday afternoon, the Iowa City Police Department identified a possible witness to a stabbing that occurred Saturday afternoon under the Benton Street Bridge south of Kinnick Stadium. According...

Activists engage with local law enforcement after a Young Americans for Freedom hosted event in the Iowa Memorial Union’s Blackbox Theater in Iowa City featuring Chloe Cole, a person who detransitioned, on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023. Pro-Transgender activists protested outside the IMU and later blocked the N Madison St. and W Jefferson St. intersection. The protest concluded in front of University of Iowa president Barbara Wilson’s residence on Church St.

Seven arrested campus protesters voice demands for UIPD, state government

Jack Moore, News Editor March 14, 2024

Seven people who were charged after protesting on the University of Iowa’s campus, including recently acquitted musician Tara McGovern, called for action on Thursday from the UI, City of Iowa City,...

Activists walk toward Barbara Wilson’s residence after a Young Americans for Freedom event in the Iowa Memorial Union’s Blackbox Theater in Iowa City featuring speaker Chloe Cole, a person who detransitioned, on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023.

Iowa Memorial Union protester acquitted on all charges

Jack Moore, News Editor March 13, 2024

A jury moved Wednesday to drop the charges against protester Tara McGovern after hearing from University of Iowa police officers and reviewing body and street camera evidence for two days in a packed...

Activists engage in a protest after a Young Americans for Freedom hosted an event in the Iowa Memorial Union’s Blackbox Theater in Iowa City featuring conservative speaker Chloe Cole on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023.

UI police testify, bodycam footage shown on first day of Iowa Memorial Union protester trial

Jack Moore, News Editor March 12, 2024

University of Iowa police officers testified Tuesday that Tara McGovern was not mentioned in initial police reports following a protest of speaker Chloe Cole at the Iowa Memorial Union in October. McGovern,...

A dog surrendered from a breeding kennel in rural Riverside is seen at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. Over 130 dogs were surrendered to animal shelters in the Iowa City area after unsafe conditions. Officials said the location that the dogs lived in constitutes animal neglect.

Man arrested and charged for animal neglect in Riverside puppy mill

Isabelle Foland, News Editor March 6, 2024

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged a man on Wednesday who reportedly ran a puppy mill located in rural Riverside, Iowa, which was investigated in August for animal neglect.   According...

ReUnion Brewery displays a sign signifying the dress code in the Iowa City Ped Mall on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. ReUnion has updated their dress code to exclude items like baggy clothes, backpacks, and sunglasses.

ReUnion Brewery implements dress code amid weapon threats

Jack Moore, News Editor March 5, 2024

Customers are now required to follow a dress code recently implemented in the downtown Iowa City bar ReUnion Brewery. After receiving multiple weapon threats, ReUnion Brewery’s manager...