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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

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Teens involved in fatal drag racing collision charged with homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor October 18, 2023

The two teenage boys whose drag racing in Iowa City led to the car accident that killed Jennifer Russell, 22, on May 27 are being charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter. The...

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Iowa City police arrest suspect of August fire

Roxy Ekberg, News Reporter October 16, 2023

Iowa City police arrested Ashley Bunting, 40, of Iowa City on Oct. 12 in connection to an arson that occurred on Aug. 23, police released Monday.   Bunting faces one count of second-degree arson...

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

IC police seek help in sexual assault investigation

Grace Olson, News Reporter October 12, 2023

A sexual assault was reported to Iowa City Police on Saturday. The victim reported they were attacked by a man early Saturday morning on the 200th block of South Van Buren Street. The police...

Cristhian Bahena Rivera stands as the verdict in the trial for the death of Mollie Tibbetts is read on May 28, 2021. Bahena Rivera was found guilty of first-degree murder. (Pool Photo/Associated Press)

Iowa Court of Appeals upholds conviction of Mollie Tibbetts’ killer

Roxy Ekberg, News Reporter October 12, 2023

The Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the man sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Mollie Tibbetts, on Wednesday. Bahena Rivera, who is serving a...

An Iowa City Police car is seen near the Iowa City Police Department in Iowa City Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.

Iowa City police restrict access to previously available details on its activity log website.

Jack Moore, News Reporter October 11, 2023

Iowa City Police Department officials changed the level of detail in incidents available to the public in its police activity log in September to prevent accidental disclosure of confidential information.  Iowa...

The University of Iowa Police Station is seen on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021.

Non-emergency number for UI Campus Safety down, experts work to restore service

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter October 11, 2023

The Office of Campus Safety sent out an email  Wednesday afternoon to notify the campus that it is unable to receive non-emergency phone calls to its 319-335-5022 line because of a phone service interruption. According...

Nite Ride vehicles are seen in Iowa City on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

Iowa City mental health services added to GuideLink Center

Jack Moore and Julia Rhodes October 5, 2023

The University of Iowa’s Nite Ride service will begin offering rides to the GuideLink Center, located at 300 Southgate Ave. in Iowa City, to help increase access to the mental health and substance...

A community member talks with an Iowa City Firefighter after an active fire near a river encampment in Iowa City, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023

IC Fire Department investigates fire at encampment of unhoused individuals

Jordan Barry, Photojournalist October 4, 2023

The Iowa City Fire Department is investigating a large outside fire that broke out on Wednesday at an encampment off South Gilbert Street. Fire officials responded to calls at around 2 p.m. from...

Iowa City firefighters respond to an active fire at the Advanced Technology Lab on the University of Iowa Campus in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. The first Hawk Alert went out at 10:54 a.m., urging people to avoid the area. At 11:27 a.m. , a second Hawk Alert said people could resume normal activity.

House fire in Iowa City creates estimated $150,000 in damages

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor October 3, 2023

The Iowa City Fire Department responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon that caused roughly $150,000 in damages and displaced seven residents. According to a press release from the city, firefighters...

An Iowa City Police car is seen in Iowa City on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.

Police file additional charges for fatal crash in August

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor September 29, 2023

Additional charges were filed against Drake Brezina, 24, in regards to a fatal car crash that occurred in August, according to a press release from the Iowa City Police Department. Brezina, from...

JoCo judge allows FIJI sexual assault trial to move ahead with location change to Tama

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor September 28, 2023

The sexual assault trial involving the University of Iowa fraternity Phi Gamma Delta, known as FIJI, is moving from Johnson County to Tama County after a motion to overturn the change of venue was...

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Two crashes reported in Johnson County, one person dies in rural crash

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor September 26, 2023

A fatal crash involving two cars occurred in rural Johnson County Tuesday afternoon, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.  The crash happened around 12:38 p.m. at 2200 Black...