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Coralville woman charged after stealing a phone during a Ped Mall incident

A Coralville woman faces robbery charges after allegedly taking a cellphone from an individual during an assault at the Ped Mall. The incident occurred just after 1:30 am Sunday in the area outside the Iowa City Public Library. According to police, 26-year-old Shonda House of Holiday Road had been involved in a physical altercation on the Ped Mall earlier, and approached the alleged victim. She then began punching the victim multiple times and reportedly stole the victim’s cellphone from their hand before running away.
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Patricia “Pat” Maxine Roberts

Graveside services for 91-year-old Patricia “Pat” Maxine Roberts of Washington, formerly of Ainsworth will be held at 11a.m. Saturday, July 16th at Oregon Township Cemetery. Services will be followed by a meal at the Ainsworth Community Church. Friends and family are invited. Memorials may be directed to Ainsworth First Responders and the Ainsworth Community Church. The Jones Eden Funeral Home in Washington is assisting with arrangements.

Iowa AD Gary Barta praises B1G's additions of USC, UCLA

The B1G’s expansion move in adding USC and UCLA set waves across college athletics Thursday. While the full fallout is yet to be determined, immediate reactions from within the conference have been positive. In Iowa City, Iowa AD Gary Barta praised the move while saying the two new programs...

Kevin Huerter Traded to Sacramento Kings

The Atlanta Hawks have traded Kevin Huerter to the Sacramento Kings for Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless, and a future first-round pick. Sacramento has prioritized shooting this offseason by drafting Iowa Hawkeyes forward Keegan Murray, signing Lakers guard Malik Monk, and now trading for Huerter. Atlanta was looking to shake up the roster and Huerter seemed to be the odd man out after the team drafted Duke Blue Devils wing, AJ Griffin. The Hawks pick up some draft capital for sending the talented shooter to the Kings.

Iowa City Police conduct tobacco compliance checks, employees at ten businesses cited

The Iowa City Police Department conducted tobacco sales law compliance checks Tuesday through Thursday at the 55 Iowa City businesses licensed to sell tobacco, alternative nicotine, or vapor products. According to the ICPD, underage persons working with plainclothes officers entered the businesses and attempted to illegally purchase those products. Forty-five businesses refused to sell tobacco or other nicotine or vapor products to the underage buyers.

Big Ten, Iowa Hawkeyes Respond To UCLA And USC Plans To Join Conference

The Big Ten Conference is going to get a little bigger in 2024. Two teams will be joining the conference that year after they announced that they will be leaving another Power-5 conference in the PAC-12. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC) will become the two newest teams in the Big Ten.

Iowa Hawkeyes Keep Top Talent In State By Landing Proctor

Five-star offensive tackle Kadyn Proctor announced his commitment to Iowa football Thursday in a huge in-state recruiting win for the Hawkeyes. Proctor is the No. 6 prospect overall in the 2023 class and had a top-two list of Iowa and Alabama. It's not often that those two schools battle for the same recruits, but Kirk Ferentz and his staff were able to keep Proctor home.

Chuck Grassley Town Hall Summary

Senator Chuck Grassley met with business owners and employees yesterday at Airport Road Winery and Vineyard in Mt. Pleasant for a Town Hall and was asked about various issues. Grassley pledged his support for the Next Generation Fuels Act, which seeks to promote low-carbon, high-octane fuels, protect public health, and improve vehicle efficiency and performance. When asked how the legal immigration process could be sped up to help fill the need for agriculture workers, Grassley said that an abundance of bureaucracy is slowing down the process. Henry County saw the most significant increase in unemployment in May for the KCII listening area at just under .5%.

Iowa City Police launch online reporting system for minor offenses

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - On July 1st, 2022 the Iowa City Police Department launched the Desk Officer Reporting System(DORS) in an effort to streamline services and allow for social distancing when appropriate. The system allows community members to report non-emergency offenses with no known suspects. Incidents include:. Harassment. Theft.

University leaders support additions to Big Ten Conference

The Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Thursday to admit the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California to the Big Ten Conference effective August 2, 2024. Competition will begin for all conference sports in the 2024-25 academic year. University of Iowa leaders made the following statements in support of the addition of UCLA and USC to the Big Ten Conference.

Huskies Host Ravens in Playoff Opener

It’s an all-KCII area Class 1A regional softball contest to start playoff season Friday when the Highland Huskies host the Hillcrest Academy Ravens. Highland wrapped up the regular season at 19-8 overall 13-3 in the Superconference north, finishing second in the division. They were 11-1 winners Thursday over Columbus in their last action. For the season, the Huskies are hitting .328 as a team with seven players at .300 or better, led by Sarah Burton’s .489 average with 45 total hits and 43 runs scored. Payton Brun has driven in a team best 25. In the circle, Highland has a team ERA of 2.89 with Grace Batcheller and Jessica Kraus combining for 28 appearances, a 19-8 record and 2.91ERA.