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Coralville man charged with assaulting mother of his child

Coralville man charged with assaulting mother of his child

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 5, 2020

A Coralville man has been charged with wrapping his hands around the neck of the mother of his child and trying to strangle her.  James Duncan, 26, was charged April 3 with second-offense domestic abuse/assault and domestic abuse/assault impeding air/blood causing injury.  According to the arres...

Iowa City woman charged with throwing feces at Johnson County Jail staff member

Iowa City woman charged with throwing feces at Johnson County Jail staff member

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 5, 2020

An Iowa City woman has been charged with throwing a sandwich filled with feces at a Johnson County Jail Staff Member.  Diana Rivera, 26, 2018 Waterfront Drive, was charged April 2 with assault by inmate with bodily fluids/ secretions.  According to the arrest affidavit, Rivera, an inmate at Joh...

Cedar Rapids woman charged with marijuana possession

Cedar Rapids woman charged with marijuana possession

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 5, 2020

A Cedar Rapids woman has been charged with possessing over six pounds of marijuana, as well as peanut butter cookies and candy containing THC, within reach her a child.  Amanda Spencer, 37, was charged April 4 with failure to affix tax stamp, controlled substance violation, and endangerment/no inju...

Blotter: April 2-5

Blotter: April 2-5

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 5, 2020

Joshua Anders, 30, was charged April 1 with public intoxication. James Duncan, 26, was charged April 3 with second-offense domestic abuse/assault and domestic abuse/assault impeding air/blood causing injury.  James Duncan, 26, was charged April 4 with contempt — violation of no contact protectiv...

First COVID-19 death reported in Johnson County

First COVID-19 death reported in Johnson County

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 5, 2020

The first COVID-19-related death in Johnson County was reported Sunday by the Iowa Department of Public Health.  The individual was an older adult between the ages of 61 and 80. Eight new total deaths were reported statewide on Sunday, bringing the total of coronavirus-related deaths in the state ...

FEMA to send Iowa over $44 million for reimbursement of COVID-19 response expenses

FEMA to send Iowa over $44 million for reimbursement of COVID-19 response expenses

Josie Fischels, Arts & Culture Editor

April 4, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will send more than $44 million to Iowa in order to reimburse COVID-19 response costs, according to a press release. The release stated that the funds, obligated under the Presidential Major Disaster Declar...

Reports of gunshots at The Quarters

Reports of gunshots at The Quarters

Kayli Reese, Cops & Courts Editor

April 4, 2020

Iowa City police found evidence of gunshots at The Quarters apartment complex, 2401 Highway 6 E., Friday night. According to a release from the City of Iowa City, officers were called around 9 p.m. Friday to Miami Drive and Arizona Avenue following reports of multiple gunshots heard in the area....

Johnson County officials say Iowa’s COVID-19 mitigation memo one ‘tool’

Johnson County officials say Iowa’s COVID-19 mitigation memo one ‘tool’

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2020

Johnson County officials on April 3 downplayed the role of the Iowa Department of Public Health's guidance on implementing COVID-19 mitigation measures including a shelter-in-place order, describing the memo containing those metrics as one of several "tools" for government officials to use in re...

Iowa grad Matthew McDermott appointed to Iowa Supreme Court

Iowa grad Matthew McDermott appointed to Iowa Supreme Court

Kayli Reese, Cops & Courts Editor

April 3, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Matthew McDermott, who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 2000, to the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday. McDermott, of West Des Moines, is filling the vacancy on the court that arose from Justice David Wiggins' retirement, according to a pre...

Reynolds remains fixed against shelter-in-place order

Reynolds remains fixed against shelter-in-place order

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 3, 2020

After a week of public pressure from lawmakers and counties, Gov. Kim Reynolds said she will not issue a shelter-in-place order at this time, though Reynolds said orders currently in place in Iowa are on par with measures in other states.  Iowa is one of 12 states to not have issued a statewide shelter-...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics launches ‘virtual hospital’ to treat COVID-19 patients

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics launches ‘virtual hospital’ to treat COVID-19 patients

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

April 3, 2020

University of Iowa Health Care launched beginning a “virtual hospital” to treat COVID-19 patients at home who don’t need to be hospitalized. “A home treatment team has created a virtual hospital for our patients so that they can get the best care at the best place at the right time," UI ...

On the Record: April 3, 2020

On the Record: April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

With Iowa in a state of Public Health Disaster Emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, life in the Iowa City and University of Iowa communities looks much different than it did just three weeks ago. UI classes are all online with most events cancelled, local business are starting to feel the...