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Attorneys for former Iowa Hillel director request new trial on sexual abuse charges

David Weltman stands as the jury enters the courtroom during his trial at the Johnson County Courthouse in Iowa City, Iowa, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Weltman is accused of sexually abusing a then 9-year-old boy during a Hebrew lesson at Iowa Hillel, where Weltman was the director of the student Jewish organization. (Pool Photo, Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Kayli Reese, Cops & Courts Editor

April 22, 2020

Attorneys for David Weltman — the former Iowa Hillel director who a jury found guilty of sexually abusing a 9-year-old boy during Hebrew lessons in 2019 — are requesting a new trial, arguing that he did not receive a fair and impartial trial because of testimony regarding his interactions with ...

Iowa City man accused of disarming a police officer and trying to jump on a plane

Iowa City man accused of disarming a police officer and trying to jump on a plane

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 22, 2020

An Iowa City man has been accused of trespassing on airport property and attacking and attempting to disarm a police officer. James Drain, 39, 429 Southgate Ave., was charged April 20 with disarming a peace officer, interference with official acts — bodily injury, removing a radio from an officer — b...

Iowa City man charged with possession of methamphetamine, stole packages

Iowa City man charged with possession of methamphetamine, stole packages

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 22, 2020

An Iowa city man has been accused of possessing methamphetamines after hiding in a hotel bathroom. Tony Frazier, 32, 429 Southgate Ave., was charged April 20 with third-degree or subsequent possession of a controlled substance and trespassing.  According to the arrest affidavit, Frazier w...

Iowa City police investigating Monday morning homicide

Iowa City police investigating Monday morning homicide

Kayli Reese, Cops & Courts Editor

April 20, 2020

A homicide investigation is underway by Iowa City police after an Iowa City man died Monday morning. Kejuan Winters, 21, died from gunshot wound injuries. According to a release from the City of Iowa City, officers were called at 9:55 a.m. Monday to 1960 Broadway St. after a man was shot. When ...

Iowa City police investigate shots fired incident early Monday morning

Kayli Reese

April 20, 2020

Iowa City police were called to the 2100 block of Taylor Drive at 2:41 a.m. Monday following multiple reports of shots fired in the area. According to a release from the City of Iowa City, officers did not find any shell castings or evidence of damage while on the scene. No reports of injuries have ...

First inmate in Iowa tests positive for COVID-19 at the Iowa Medical Classification Center in Coralville

The Iowa Medical and Classification Center is seen on Sept. 21, 2017.

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 19, 2020

The first inmate in an Iowa penitentiary has tested positive for COVID-19. The Iowa Department of Corrections announced Saturday that an inmate at the Iowa Medical Classification Center tested positive for COVID-19. Previously, a guard at the IMCC tested positive for the virus and is curre...

First responders, frontline workers find life has shifted a month since COVID-19 cases first reported in Iowa

Nurse manager and paramedic Kim Lopez poses for a photo in Mercy on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 16, 2020

Health-care worker Kim Lopez brings chocolate-chip bars and spaghetti to work for her staff — the latest commodities in a snack delivery she tries to do weekly. Lopez, nurse manager of the Mercy Hospital Emergency Care Unit and volunteer paramedic for Durant, said her staff can always tell ...

Coralville woman charged with leaving meth within proximity of a child

Coralville woman charged with leaving meth within proximity of a child

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 13, 2020

A Coralville woman has been charged with child endangerment after leaving a needle used to inject meth unattended within reach of her four-year-old. Britney Prunty, 41, was charged with child endangerment — meth exposure.  According to the arrest affidavit, an officer received a call that Prunty was having diff...

Swisher man accused of threatening man with a shotgun

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 13, 2020

A Swisher man has been accused of  threatening another man with a shotgun, stating that he would murder the victim. Jeremy Ludvicek, 38, was charged April 10 with assault causing bodily injury, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and first-degree harassment. According to the arrest affidavit, L...

Cedar Rapids man accused of fleeing police, going 55 mph over speed limit

Cedar Rapids man accused of fleeing police, going 55 mph over speed limit

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 13, 2020

A Cedar Rapids man has been charged with eluding police officers. Elijah Hayes, 24, was charged April 9 with eluding and providing false identification information. According to the arrest affidavit, Hayes was initially stopped by the North Liberty Police Department and fled the scene. He ...

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office investigates death of 15-year-old

Johnson County Sheriff's Office investigates death of 15-year-old

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 13, 2020

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office announced this morning that they are investigating the death of missing teen Noah Herring.  According to a press release, the 15-year-old’s body was recovered from the Coralville Reservoir on April 11. As previously reported by The Daily Iowan, Herring was...

Trial for man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts scheduled for September

Cristhian Bahena Rivera appears for an evidence suppression hearing at the Poweshiek County Courthouse on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 in Montezuma. Brian Powers/The Register

Kayli Reese, Cops & Courts Editor

April 10, 2020

The trial for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the man accused of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts in 2018, has been reset following multiple delays. The trial will now begin 9 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Woodbury County Courthouse. The trial was previously slated for Feb. 4, but it was d...