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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 is seen in Iowa City on Sept. 21, 2023.

Alfred Younes sentenced to five years in prison for aiding escape of son, former UI student Ali Younes’ escape

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor November 21, 2023

Alfred Younes, the father of former University of Iowa student and attempted murder suspect Ali Younes, was sentenced on Tuesday to a five-year prison sentence with a chance of parole. He was also...

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

Iowa City man who made sexual comments to junior high students pleads not guilty

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor November 20, 2023

Iowa City man Brayton Reynolds, who made sexually explicit remarks to junior high students in September, pled not guilty Monday. His case will now go to a case management hearing. Reynolds, 30,...

Students stand outside of Burge Residence Hall during an evacuation at Burge Residence Hall on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. A Hawk Alert was issued at 11:29 a.m. to evacuate the building due to a suspicious package. Another Hawk Alert was issued at 12:06 p.m. stating the the issue was resolved.

Burge Residence Hall evacuated after suspicious package, incident now resolved

Alejandro Rojas and Roxy Ekberg November 17, 2023

University of Iowa students evacuated Burge Residence Hall Friday morning because of a report of a suspicious package and possible bomb threat. The situation has since been resolved.  A Hawk Alert...

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.

Six protestors at UI Chloe Cole lecture charged with disorderly conduct, interference with official acts

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor November 16, 2023

After a protest against the lecture of conservative speaker Chloe Cole on Oct. 16, six people were charged with disorderly conduct and interference with official acts.  Students and residents protested...

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

Alleged shots fired near Iowa City High School, students released after brief lockdown

Jami Martin-Trainor, Managing Digital Editor November 8, 2023

Alleged shots were fired in a neighborhood near Iowa City City High School on Wednesday, according to a message sent to school families and staff from Superintendent Matt Degner. The message was...

The Iowa City Council holds a meeting in Iowa City on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023.

IC City Council removes Eric Harris from Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Jack Moore, News Reporter November 7, 2023

The Iowa City City Council voted Monday to remove Eric Harris as an Ad-Hoc Truth and Reconciliation commissioner.  The City of Iowa City’s Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission, or TRC,...

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Police investigate robbery at gunpoint near Burlington, Dubuque streets

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor November 5, 2023

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Police reported a robbery at gunpoint near Burlington Street and Dubuque Street, according to a Hawk Alert sent early Sunday morning. The alert,...

An Iowa City police car is seen on March 2, 2023.

Police urge Johnson County residents to be vigilant due to an uptick in car burglaries

Jack Moore, News Reporter November 2, 2023

Johnson County police are encouraging vigilance from the community after a countywide uptick in car burglaries was recently reported. On Oct. 24, the North Liberty Police Department made a post on X,...

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

Jack McCaffery to pay $1,000 fine, 180-day license suspension for fatal accident

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor October 25, 2023

Jonathan “Jack” McCaffery, 17, son of Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery, was sentenced Monday for failing to yield to a pedestrian, a simple misdemeanor. McCaffery was scheduled to...

FIJI trial set for November 2024 in Tama County

Jack Moore, News Reporter October 22, 2023

The sexual assault trial brought on by a University of Iowa student involving UI’s fraternity Phi Gamma Delta chapter, known as FIJI, and three former members, will start on Nov. 5, 2024, in Tama County. UI...

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Iowa City Police arrest man for Oct. 7 sexual assault

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor October 18, 2023

The Iowa City Police Department arrested Anthony Cotner, Jr., 25, of Cedar Rapids after an investigation into a sexual assault that occurred on Oct. 7. The announcement comes in a press release...

An Iowa City police car arrives after a semi-truck got stuck on the Iowa Avenue bridge on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.

Iowa City TRC member Eric Harris charged with flight to avoid prosecution and escape from custody

Jack Moore, News Reporter October 18, 2023

Eric Harris, 44, a Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner, was charged late Sept. 30 with escaping custody and flight to avoid prosecution after being placed on house arrest for previous charges. Harris’s...