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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

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Police lights are seen flashing after a traffic stop in downtown Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023.

Iowa City man charged with sexually abusing a 9-year-old

Jack Moore, News Editor March 4, 2024

Gabriel Elombe Etuma, 21, was charged with sexually abusing a 9-year-old on Saturday. The Iowa City Police Department responded to an Iowa City residence at approximately 9:27 a.m. Police records report...

Iowa City police locate missing 14-year-old

Iowa City police locate missing 14-year-old

Jack Moore, News Editor March 2, 2024

Aniyah Sykes, 14, who was reported missing by the Iowa City Police Department on Saturday has been located. Police did not provide any additional information. Sykes was supposed to meet her mother...

Photo illustration by Lillie Hawker.

State dismisses all sports betting charges

DI Staff March 1, 2024

The state of Iowa has dismissed all charges in the sports gambling investigation, which included several Iowa athletes. The case was dismissed with prejudice following the revelation that the investigation...

A Gyrfalcon poses for a picture at the Iowa Raptor Project on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

Iowa Raptor Project reopens to public after fire kills four birds

Kathleen Zeivel, News Reporter February 22, 2024

After a fire at the Iowa Raptor Project killed four birds last week, the Solon wildlife site has reopened to the public. A raptor enclosure caught fire on Feb. 16, killing the birds Cal, age 3,...

A hawk from the Iowa Raptor Project rests on a handler’s hand during a football game between Iowa and Kent State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Flashes 30-7. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Four birds killed in fire at Iowa Raptors Project

Isabelle Foland, News Reporter February 19, 2024

A fire at the Iowa Raptor Project early Friday morning killed four birds and destroyed their enclosures. According to a release from the University of Iowa Campus Safety, the large fire was reported...

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Iowa City police investigating attempted abduction

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor February 18, 2024

Iowa City police are investigating an attempted abduction that occurred on Saturday at a residence near Oakland Cemetery. Police shared Sunday that a 12-year-old boy reported that the perpetrator...

The Voxman Music Building is seen on Monday, Feb. 23, 2021.

Former university orchestra conductor files harassment, discrimination lawsuit against University of Iowa

Sanya Sami, News Reporter February 11, 2024

Mélisse Brunet, a former University of Iowa School of Music conductor and assistant professor, sued the UI reportedly for sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, retaliation, and unequal pay...

Short’s Burgers and Shine recently remodeled and reopened their location in downtown Iowa City and are serving customers on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.

Short’s Burger and Shine ordered to close after lawsuit with MidWestOne Bank

Jack Moore, Assistant News Editor February 6, 2024

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  Short’s Burger and Shine was ordered to vacate its downtown Iowa City restaurant at 18 S. Clinton St. by Feb. 10 after a judge ruled the business...

Assistant Iowa Athletics IT director charged with enticing a minor

Assistant Iowa Athletics IT director charged with enticing a minor

Grace Olson, News Reporter February 5, 2024

Iowa Athletics Assistant IT Director Mark Sevcik, 64, was charged with sending pornographic photos to a minor and asking her to perform sex acts with him. According to court documents, Sevcik, of Cedar...

Photo contributed by the Iowa City Police Department.

Missing Iowa City teen located by police Thursday

Addie Zaputil, News Reporter February 1, 2024

Missing Iowa City teen Arali Agustin Sala, 16, was located on Thursday, according to a release from the Iowa City Police Department.  She was reported missing on Tuesday and was last seen on Sunday...

Police lights are seen flashing after a traffic stop in downtown Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023.

Iowa City teen reported missing by police

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor January 31, 2024

Iowa City police reported Iowa City resident Arali Agustin Sala, 16, as missing since Sunday in a press release Wednesday. Sala was first reported missing to police on Tuesday at 11:14 a.m. but...

A University of Iowa police car is seen on Sunday, April 9, 2023. (Daniel McGregor-Huyer/The Daily Iowan)

Man accused of stealing from Carver-Hawkeye Arena reaches plea deal Friday

Jack Moore, Assistant News Editor January 27, 2024

Carlos Scott Jr., a Chicago man charged with stealing from Carver-Hawkeye Arena on March 4, 2023, reached a plea deal Friday. The deal reduced Scott’s initial seven counts of second-degree burglary...