Iowa City, IAKCJJ

Area troublemaker arrested again after alleged assault at UIHC

An area transient whose name has come up multiple times over the years for public drunkenness, criminal mischief and assault has been arrested again after allegedly assaulting a UIHC staffer. Police say 53-year-old Gary Leon Duffel II was at the facility Friday afternoon, and health care providers were looking for...
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Henry County,

Wrong way driver charged with OWI in Henry County

NEAR WAYLAND, Iowa — A southeast Iowa man was arrested this week for allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road while intoxicated. Henry County sheriff's deputies received a complaint late Sunday evening about a vehicle that was traveling in the oncoming lane of Highway 78 near Wayland. An...
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Muscatine County,

Dual County Pursuit Leads to Felony Arrest

Around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Wapello Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Spruce Street and Highway 61 on a 2005 Buick Century driven by 30-year-old Timothy Dickinson of Davenport. Dickinson pulled into Brown’s Towing and attempted to enter the business before returning to the vehicle. He then refused to stop and his window was shattered by the officer deploying an ASP. The officer was injured. Dickinson then led the Wapello Police Department, Louisa County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Department of Transportation on a chase reaching speeds in excess of 110MPH over a 15 mile stretch on Highway 61. During the chase, Dickinson and a female passenger were seen throwing full bottles of pop out of the car at officers.
Coralville, IAKCJJ

Convenience store employee accused of stealing over $700 from register

A Coralville convenience store employee faces charges that he stole over $700 from his register. 23-year-old MacArthur Young of the Pheasant Ridge Apartments in Iowa City was employed by Kum & Go on Hayden Fry Way during the fall of 2019 when the alleged thefts occurred. Coralville Police say Young rang in returns to the cash register, then pocketed the money that had theoretically been returned.
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Iowa man dies after getting stuck in manure tank

STOCKTON, Iowa — Authorities in eastern Iowa say a man has died after becoming stuck in a cattle farm manure tank. The Muscatine Journal reports that the death happened Tuesday morning around 10 a.m. at a farm in Stockton, that's about 25 miles northwest of the Quad Cities. New Liberty...

Six Demons Named All SEC Boys Soccer

Six Washington boys’ soccer players were recently honored for their work on the pitch this spring by being recognized by the Southeast Conference. Four players were named to the all conference squad in Zac Stout, Simeon Buie, Cole Anderson, and Brayan Arreola. Stout is the new career and season scoring leader in program history and his 28 goals this year ranked fourth in the conference. Arreola was second on the team with seven goals and he also recorded seven assists in his freshman campaign. Buie headlined a Demon defense that held their opponent to two goals or less in eight different games. Anderson’s 100 saves in goal finished fourth in the SEC.

84 Days Until Hawkeye Football: Sam LaPorta

Kirk Ferentz has a long history of producing excellent tight ends during his time in Iowa City. However, few players at this position have emerged as major playmakers for the Hawkeyes as early into their career as the following athlete, who will have an opportunity to put up some truly gaudy career stats for the black and gold should he exhaust his collegiate eligibility.

Riverside to Fill Council Vacancy

The City of Riverside has issued public notice that there is a current vacancy on the council. Jeanine Redlinger penned her resignation which took effect on May 31st. The Council has chosen to fill the spot by appointment. Residents have the right to petition if they would like to hold a special election to fill the seat. They intend to make the appointment in their regular meeting June 21st. The appointment will become effective immediately. The term for the seat expires December 31st.

Prep Football: Winfield’s Buffington Formally Offered by Iowa

(Photo Courtesy: Dana Royer /// Burlington Hawkeye) Winfield-Mount Union star Cam Buffington has been officially offered by the University of Iowa, the rising sophomore announced. This is Buffington’s, who led the Wolves with 1,029 total yards and 19 touchdowns, first Division I offer. The 6’3, 200-pounder is expected to play...
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Iowa Senate official warned of payback over COVID-19 inquiry

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A top administrator in the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate threatened retribution against a GOP appointee who oversees workplace safety after inspectors said they would make public their concerns about COVID-19 risks at the Capitol. Notes show Charlie Smithson, the secretary of the Senate, criticized Iowa Labor Commissioner Rod Roberts for “not knowing better” and told inspectors at an April 2 meeting that the issue would be raised at his next confirmation hearing. Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Roberts labor commissioner in 2019. If reappointed in 2023, he would need support from 34 of 50 senators to serve another six-year term. Smithson says he “expressed frustration in a stupid way” and that he has no influence over the confirmation process.