More than 200 neglected chickens, ducks and other birds removed from farm near Solon

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa City Animal Services removed more than 200 birds from an abandoned farmstead two mile southeast of Solon on Saturday. The 110 ducks and geese, 76 chickens and 49 pigeons were being kept in filthy conditions in sheds, without proper access to water, the Sheriff’s Office told The Gazette. The bodies of numerous dead birds were also found on the property, but it hasn’t been determined how those birds died. […]

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Body pulled from river in Iowa City; officials search for leads

UPDATED: A body pulled from the Iowa River on Saturday was identified as that of a University of Northern Iowa student from Marion. Officials first received a report of a body in the river around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to news reports. The body of Nathan Twedt, 20, was found near the Benton Street […]

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