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California man who wrecked semi on I80 arrested on drug charges

A California man who hung his semi up on the median cable barrier on I80 Wednesday night was arrested on an outstanding warrant and OWI charges. Authorities were alerted to the incident just after 9:45 pm and found the Freightliner semi at around the 230 mile marker. A trooper identified the driver as 37-year-old Raman Rampal of Livingston California. A check of his records showed a warrant for his arrest on a controlled substance charge out of Missouri, and he was placed under arrest.
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Johnson County, IADaily Iowan

Johnson County Public Health recommends indoor mask-wearing

Johnson County Public Health recommends indoor mask-wearing, “vaccinated or not,” in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s July 27 guidelines. Johnson County Community Health Manager Sam Jarvis told the Johnson County Board of Supervisors Wednesday morning that as of Aug. 4, the county is experiencing moderate transmission, but some surrounding communities and across the state are experiencing substantial or high transmission.
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Former football player charged in Iowa hoops star's assault

A former Iowa State University football player has been arrested in connection with an assault of a University of Iowa basketball star in May. Nicholas Kron, 29, of Nashville, Tennessee, faces an assault causing bodily injury charge for allegedly attacking Jordan Bohannon, a Hawkeye guard, outside a downtown Iowa City bar. Bohannon suffered a serious head injury. Kron turned himself in Saturday, was booked into the Johnson County Jail and was released about 20 minutes later, a jail official said.
Solon, IAthegazette.com

The Brass Fountain brings nostalgia back to Solon’s Main Street

SOLON — At The Brass Fountain, being a jerk is a good thing, so long as you’re making a phosphate soda. There, soda jerks are bringing new life to old-fashioned habits like soda itself. At this restaurant, your pop is made with housemade syrups from fruit and cane sugar stirred into fresh bubbly water — the way it used to be.
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Former Cyclone Nicholas Kron charged for assault of Jordan Bohannon

Former Iowa State football player Nicholas Kron has been charged with assault causing bodily injury after a fight with Iowa basketball star Jordan Bohannon in May. Kron, 29, turned himself in to police Saturday at Johnson County Jail where he was granted his release about 20 minutes later. The incident took place outside of a bar in Iowa City on May 23.
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Popular Eastern Iowa Music Venue Will Require Vaccine Proof

Just when we thought we were almost back to normal, the "delta variant" rears its ugly head. Coronavirus cases appear to be back on the rise and the number of people taking the vaccine is decliningng, so a number of entities who had dropped some of the mitigation policies that were in place for over a year have felt compelled to bring them back. One of those measures is putting the mask back on, and part of the new normal might be showing your vaccination card.
Iowa City, IAcbs2iowa.com

Former Hawkeye wrestler wins bronze at Olympics

TOKYO (Iowa's News Now) — Former Hawkeye Thomas Gilman won a bronze medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo on Thursday morning. Gilman is the 10th Olympic medalist in University of Iowa wrestling program history. Gilman was a three-time All-American and 2016 Big Ten champion at 125 pounds during his...
Iowa City, IADaily Iowan

Former UI Campus Health Officer Dan Fick joins Hy-Vee, successor Britt Marcussen fills role

Despite joining Hy-Vee as its Chief Medical Officer, Dan Fick, the former University of Iowa Campus Health Officer, is not ready to say goodbye to the Hawkeye community. Fick made the decision to continue to practice medicine as a clinical professor of family medicine at the UI in addition to his work at Hy-Vee. He said Hy-Vee supported his decision to continue practicing medicine at the UI while splitting his time at both establishments.
Johnson County, IADaily Iowan

ICCSD exploring COVID-19 mitigation options for 2021-2022 school year

As the first day of school approaches for the Iowa City Community School District, Johnson County Public Health is raising concern regarding the students under the age of 12 who are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as the Delta variant accounts for a majority of COVID-19 cases nationally. The district is encouraging mask wearing and vaccinations, as well as mandating masks on transportation and attempting to implement physical distancing where possible.
Washington County, IAkciiradio.com

Washington County Revokes Pretrial Release for Mount Pleasant Man

A pretrial release was recently revoked for a Mount Pleasant man facing felony charges in Washington County. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Edward Leroy Wixom at about 12:08 a.m. Saturday for pretrial violation on original charges of possession with intent to deliver more than five grams of methamphetamine, a class B felony, and failure to affix drug tax stamp, a class D felony from a February 6th incident. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only. KCII will bring you more information as it becomes official.
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Ribbon cutting ceremony planned for renamed Iowa City park

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - Iowa City leaders are set to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the renaming of a city park. The park is named after James Alan McPherson, best known for his essays and short stories. His 1977 short story collection “Elbow Room” earned...
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Washington City Council Adds to City Administrator Search Committee

The Washington City Council added another person to their city administrator search committee Tuesday. During their regular meeting Mayor Jaron Rosien presented a resolution to add Council Member Elaine Moore to the committee at her request, as she expressed that she has a knowledge of the public and private sector’s needs for this position which was left by Brent Hinson this month. The committee also includes Council Member Illa Earnest as she had decades of experience working for the city, as well as Rosien, Finance Director Kelsey Brown, Police Chief Jim Lester, and City Clerk Sally Hart. The council approved that Moore be added, as Council Member Danielle Pettit-Majewski commented that if Moore has the time and desire to assist in narrowing down the applicants to go ahead. Rosien mentioned that they have so far received eight qualified applicants for the position. The deadline for applications is August 23rd, and formal interviews are anticipated for late September.