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IC man accused of repeatedly beating victim over the head with a coffee mug

An Iowa City man is accused of beating another man over the head with a coffee mug, causing an injury. Iowa City Police were called to the Aber Avenue apartment of 44-year-old Mohmmaddin Tahir just before 4:15 Saturday afternoon. The alleged victim and a witness reported that Tahir had been arguing with the man about groceries when Tahir grabbed as glass mug and began repeatedly striking the other man over the head while shouting, “I will kill you.” Arriving officers found the man with a large gash on his head that was bleeding heavily.
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ICPD investigating report of subject armed with a knife making threats

Iowa City Police are investigating a report of a subject with a knife threatening people. According to the ICPD Daily Activity Log, officers were called to the Augusta Apartments on South Gilbert Street just before 3:15 Sunday morning for a subject threatening people with a knife. No description of the suspect was given, and no other details have been released.
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IC man faces numerous charges after allegedly fighting with police, causing one injury

Allegedly fighting with police…causing at least one injury…has led to an Iowa City man’s arrest. Iowa City Police say they encountered 33-year-old Christopher Williams of Amhurst Street drinking from an open container of alcohol outside H Bar on South Van Buren Street just before 3am Sunday. Williams allegedly refused to provide an ID and refused commands to dump out his drink.

IC man faces weapons, drug charges after traffic stop

An Iowa City man faces weapons and drug charges after a Saturday afternoon traffic stop. 30-year-old Timothy Montgomery of the Cole’s manufactured housing community on South Riverside Drive was pulled over by Iowa City Police for a traffic violation just before 4:15 Saturday afternoon near the intersection of 1st Avenue and Mall Drive. Investigators say they could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle, and could see marijuana packaging material in plain view. A search of the 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix reportedly turned up 5.4 grams of the drug and a loaded handgun. Police say Montgomery has a previous drug conviction from 2014.

Boilers win 'street fight' with Hawkeyes

After a close and hard-fought battle, the Boilermakers got out of Iowa City with a 3-1 victory over the Hawkeyes. The No. 11 Purdue volleyball team (10-1, 2-0 Big Ten) traveled to Iowa City to take on Iowa (6-6, 0-2 Big Ten) in their second game of the Big Ten opening weekend.

Allegedly intoxicated Florida man accused of knocking down street sign while speeding

An allegedly intoxicated Florida man has been arrested after University of Iowa Police say he knocked down a street sign while speeding. According to arrest records, UI Police responded to a traffic accident on the 500 block of South Clinton Street just before 2:15 Sunday morning. A 2015 GMC Sierra had reportedly been speeding down Clinton, hopped a curb, and knocked over a street sign. The driver, identified as 39-year-old Esteban Melendez Mendoza of Miami, allegedly tried to back up out of the yard and into the street at the time he was stopped by police. Police say Melendez Mendoza showed signs of intoxication and recorded breath alcohol levels of .131% and .104%. A clear cup with a pink liquid that tested positive for alcohol was found in the back seat.

5 stars from Iowa’s 27-10 Big Ten-opening win over Rutgers

Iowa left Piscataway, N.J., feeling good about its start in Big Ten play. After all, the Hawkeyes had just put the finishing touches on a 27-10 road win over Rutgers. Naturally, there were plenty of standout performers in Iowa’s Big Ten-opening victory. Let’s take a look at five of the stars for the Hawks. Cooper DeJean AP Photo/Noah K. Murray Any list of kudos for the Hawkeyes against Rutgers has to start right here. Cooper DeJean's 45-yard interception return for the touchdown was simply marvelous. First, the over-the-shoulder interception itself was a thing of beauty. Then, he added the cross country trek into...

Walk-In Tickets are Available for Today’s GOP Dinner

The Washington County Republican Lincoln Dinner will be today, at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, with the dinner beginning at 5:30 pm. There will be multiple guest speakers, including Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Iowa Representative Marionette Miller-Meeks, Iowa House District 92 Candidate Heather Hora, and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.

IC man accused of photographing woman under dressing room door

Police say an Iowa City man took photographs of a woman from under the door of a dressing room without her consent. Iowa City Police say video surveillance from The Crowded Closet on Highway 6 East shows 58-year-old Juan Nunez of Wakefield Court walking up to a dressing room while a woman was inside, crouching down and sticking his cellphone under the door. Nunez is then seen standing up, looking at his phone, and walking off. The woman told police she saw a phone come under the door while she was changing. She also said she could see her image on the screen.

Coralville traffic stop yields gun, multiple drugs

An early Saturday morning traffic stop in Coralville reportedly yielded a gun and multiple drugs. Coralville Police say they pulled over 28-year-old Jazavier Turner of Westside Drive in Iowa City at 1am near 1st Avenue and 2nd Street for a speeding violation. Turner had a suspended driver’s license and no proof of insurance. A probable cause search of his vehicle allegedly turned up a Taurus pistol under the driver’s seat, as well as approximately 103 grams of marijuana, 415 grams of THC edibles, two suspected MDMA pills, packaging material, and a digital scale.

OWI suspect found with semi-automatic rifle in his vehicle

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies say a drunk driving suspect had a semi-automatic rifle in his vehicle at the time of his arrest. 50-year-old Jamie Washburn of Landon Road in North Liberty was pulled over on southbound Interstate 380 south of the Swisher exit just after 8:00 Friday night after reports he was driving recklessly at Sandy Beach Road and Curtis Bridge Road south of Shueyville.

Players of the Game from Rutgers’ loss against Iowa

Rutgers football lost for the first time this season Saturday night against in front of a sold-out SHI Stadium. Some fans may be ready to overreact to the rough game after a 3-0 start, but one thing was confirmed – there is still a good amount of road ahead in the Scarlet Knight’s rebuild. Head coach Greg Schiano‘s squad was able to clean up some of the penalties (5 penalties, 37 yards) that have plagued the team as of late, but there was still some sloppy play throughout. The offense had used a rotation at quarterback prior to Week 4, but...

No. 5 Iowa Wins 7th Straight, Down Ball State

MUNCIE, Ind. – Seniors Esme Gibson and Anthe Nijziel scored two goals apiece to lead the fifth-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team to a 6-1 victory over Ball State on Sunday afternoon at Briner Sports Complex. Gibson and Nijziel both had their first multigoal games this season –...

Chief Lester Confirms Second Meeting to Address Homelessness in Washington

The Washington Public Library hosted a downtown forum with Main Street Washington and the Washington Police Department on August 22nd to discuss downtown safety and homelessness in Washington. Several groups that assist the homeless population attended the meeting, including the Lighthouse Center, which provides its users with emergency housing, a food pantry, clothing, and transportation.

Iowa Volleyball vs #11 Purdue LIVE On ESPN Sunday (Today!)

College sports that aren't basketball or football rarely get time on national networks like ESPN, even more rarely when it comes to women's sports. It's a flaw in the college model that allows some of the best athletes and most exciting sports to go essentially uncovered, but this weekend ESPN is broadcasting the Iowa-Purdue volleyball match. Coach Barnes himself took to social media to circle the wagons for the upcoming match.

Dudukovich, Flotre Score in 2-0 Ohio State Win

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Playing at home for the first time in two weeks, Ohio State gave the fans and alumni reason to smile in a 2-0 victory over Iowa on Sunday afternoon. The Buckeyes got a first half goal from sophomore Kailyn Dudukovich and a second half goal from Kine Flotre to improve to 6-2-2 and 1-1-1 on the year. Iowa slips to 3-5-3 overall and 0-2-1 in Big Ten play.

Everything Greg Schiano said after Rutgers' loss to Iowa

Rutgers dropped a home game tonight against Iowa by the final of 27-10. Two defensive touchdowns by Iowa were the difference in this one as Rutgers fell to 3-1 on the season. Iowa pulled even at 3-1 as this was the first Big Ten game for both teams. The Scarlet Knights trailed 17-3 at halftime and that was just too much to overcome against a stour Hawkeye defense.