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Claims of wage theft, retaliation at UI Children’s Hospital worksite

When Silvia Williams left her home in Puerto Rico to work on the new University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, she was tempted by the opportunity to earn money for her family. She had received multiple calls from Rimax Contractors, a Georgia-based labor agency, recruiting her for the work. But upon arrival, she […]

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UPDATED: 13-year-old girl killed in Cedar Rapids shooting

Update: Cedar Rapids police identified the 13-year-old girl as Ireshia Parks, according to a Wednesday press release. The State Medical Examiner in Ankeny is expected to perform an autopsy. The three male suspects who were taken into custody on Tuesday were charged. A 13-year old juvenile was charged with involuntary manslaughter, carrying weapons and interference […]

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IC producer brings Sundance-selected documentary ‘Gleason’ to Englert in benefit for UI Hospitals

GLEASON Englert Theater — Friday Aug. 26 8:00 p.m. $20-25 FilmScene, Scheels and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are teaming up to host a benefit screening of the acclaimed documentary Gleason tonight at 8 p.m. at the Englert Theatre. The film follows the journey of former NFL defensive back Steve Gleason, who was […]

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Cartilage conundrum: The story behind cauliflower ear

Wrestling fans from all over the country made the pilgrimage to Carver Hawkeye Arena this weekend, where the nation’s wrestling elite, dreaming gold medal dreams, grappled to punch their ticket to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games. So I know the question on everyone’s minds: what was the deal with all of those […]

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Holiday giving: Local organizations seek donations and volunteers

This holiday season, there are plenty opportunities to donate time, gifts and money to local hospitals and nonprofits. Check out some of the requests… […]

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