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Cars blocking snow plow routes in downtown Iowa City will be towed starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday

The Iowa City Streets Division will start snow removal in downtown Iowa City at 7 a.m. on Thursday and Friday mornings, and cars parked in areas with “No parking due to maintenance signs” will be towed. The city has issued a map of the snow plow routes and the affected parking areas for Thursday, Feb. […]

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Cars blocking snow removal in downtown Iowa City will be towed starting at 2 a.m. on Wednesday

City workers will be removing snow from the streets of downtown Iowa City starting at 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning, and vehicles parked in tow-away zones will be removed, the city announced in a press release on Tuesday afternoon. “Towing will impact Prentiss Street to Market Street, Madison Street to Gilbert Street, as well as […]

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Cars blocking the removal of snow piles in downtown Iowa City will be towed

City workers will be removing the snow piles from the streets of downtown Iowa City starting at 2 a.m. on Saturday morning. “Vehicles parked near the snow piles may be towed if they prevent crews from completing their work,” the city said in a press release. “The piles are located next to metered spots, which […]

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ICPD issues warning about phone scammers pretending to be police officers

The Iowa City Police Department issued a warning on Wednesday about a phone scam targeting local citizens and using what appears to be an ICPD phone number. The caller claims to be an ICPD employee who is calling to inform the person a family member has been arrested and needs bail money. The caller then […]

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ICPD officer reportedly didn’t see a problem with the white nationalist flyers in the Dubuque Street Parking Ramp

As soon as Julie VanDyke saw flyers with a white nationalist message stuck on cars in the parking ramp at the corner of Dubuque and Burlington Street, she decided to take action. “You think about how many things have happened lately, where we now know there were signs of what was going to come, but […]

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Johnson County Bomb Squad responds to report of ‘suspicious package’ at Tate High School

Elizabeth Tate High School was evacuated this morning before the start of classes after the discovery of what the Iowa City Police Department described as “a suspicious package.” According to the ICPD, a school employee reported finding a sealed, unmarked cardboard box at 7:45 a.m. The ICPD officer who responded to the report contacted the […]

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ICPD is asking for help in identifying a man who exposed himself to school children

A man masturbating in a car near Sheridan Street and 7th Avenue exposed himself to two Longfellow Elementary School students on Monday, the Iowa City Police Department said in a press release late Tuesday afternoon. “The children immediately ran away and were not physically harmed,” according to ICPD. The suspect was described as a white […]

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Arrest warrant issued in Iowa City tire slashings

The Iowa City Police Department announced on Tuesday that an arrest warrant has been issued for Alexander Ruben Alvarado for the recent spree of tire slashings. According to an ICPD press release, Alvarado has admitted to slashing 42 tires in the southeast part of the city over three nights starting Nov. 14. […]

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Iowa City police issue warning about a sudden increase in tire slashings

More than 20 cars in Iowa City have had their tires slashed since Tuesday, according to a press release from the Iowa City Police Department (ICPD). The largest number of incident have occurred in southeast part of the city, “specifically in area of Miami Drive, Nevada Avenue and Union Road.” […]

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Iowa City Police chaplain program contested by national, local secular groups

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is raising constitutional objections to the Iowa City Police Department’s chaplaincy program, which the group argues is a violation of the legal barriers between church and state. […]

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