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April 2017

Iowa City Police Investigate Strong Arm Robbery

On April 30, 2017, at 2:24 a.m., Iowa City Police officers responded to the area of College St. and Van Buren St. on the report of a strong arm robbery that had just occurred.  The victims reported that they were walking on College St. when a group of African American males got out of a vehicle, assaulted them, and stole their wallets.  The suspects returned to the vehicle and fled the area.  Both victims sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect/s.  Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477).  All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed.  Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward. 


Tesla Gives First Peek at Its Electric Semi Truck - The Drive

We knew that Tesla had an all-electric semi truck in the works. A few weeks ago, we also learned that the truck was due for official reveal in September, per Tesla CEO Elon Musk's tweet on the topic. He also gave great praise to his team, saying that they did an "amazing job" on the "next level" truck. But details have been scarce throughout the project.

via www.thedrive.com


Kyle Schwarber single punctuates Cubs' 7-4 comeback victory over Red Sox

Kyle Schwarber broke out from survival mode Saturday to sheer satisfaction with one protective swing.

Schwarber poked a low and outside 0-2 pitch from left-hander Robby Scott into shallow center field for a single to score the go-ahead run in the seventh inning. It was a highlight of the three-run rally that enabled the Cubs to treasure a 7-4 comeback triumph over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

via www.chicagotribune.com


Cleaning up Iowa's beaches

You’ve packed a cooler, donned swim gear and slathered on sunscreen in preparation to hit an Iowa beach on a beautiful summer day.

But wait. What’s this?

It’s a notice saying swimming isn’t recommended because of high levels of disease-causing toxins produced by blue-green algae, whose blooms can be fed by fertilizer washing into lakes from nearby farms.

Iowa had a record 37 such advisories last summer at state park beaches, with some beaches, such as the one at Green Valley State Park in southwest Iowa, spending nearly as many weeks under a swim warning as weeks without.

via www.thegazette.com


Iowa Hawkeyes Undrafted Free Agent Tracker

In case you weren’t watching TV or scrolling through Twitter from Thursday until now, here’s the list of Hawkeyes who were picked up:

3rd Round:

QB C.J. Beathard, San Francisco 49ers

4th Round:

DL Jaleel Johnson, Minnesota Vikings

5th Round:

TE George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

DB Desmond King, Los Angeles Chargers

via www.blackheartgoldpants.com


Road Construction - S Dubuque Street (Lafayette to Wright)

Weather permitting, beginning on Monday, May 1, 2017, S Dubuque Street will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic between Lafayette Street and Wright Street.  This lane reduction is necessary to facilitate the installation of underground fiber optics in the area.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Motorists are to take note of this work and allow extra travel time as delays may occur.  As always, caution should be exercised when traveling in construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit the City of Iowa City's website at http:www.iowa-city.org/works/roadconstruction

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Road Construction - S Dubuque Street (Prentiss to Harrison)

Weather permitting, beginning on Monday, May 1, 2017, S Dubuque Street will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic between Prentiss Street and Harrison Street.  This lane reduction is necessary to facilitate the installation of a water service line in the area.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by the end of the day on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Motorists are to take note of this work and allow extra travel time as delays may occur.  As always, caution should be exercised when traveling in construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit the City of Iowa City's website at http:www.iowa-city.org/works/roadconstruction

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EPA Administrator Pledges EPA Will Help Protect American Jobs « CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — When it comes to the nexus of a clean environment and jobs in industries once known for pollution, Pittsburgh is ground zero.

At the White House this week, KDKA political editor Jon Delano met Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Delano: “What’s more important, the environment or jobs?”
Pruitt: “Both, and that’s a great question, Jon, because as a country throughout our entire existence since the 70’s when the EPA was created and the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act were adopted and all the updates to that piece of legislation, we’ve had a commitment to growing our economy and also protecting our environment.”

Pruitt, President Trump’s choice for EPA administrator, now heads an agency he sued many times as Oklahoma Attorney General.

“The days of an agency in Washington DC picking winners and losers, the days of a regulatory assault on an industry such as coal, are over,” says Pruitt.

Pruitt says he’ will restore balance to the EPA to help keep coal jobs, shale jobs, and steel jobs in western Pennsylvania.

via pittsburgh.cbslocal.com


This Iowa college town pizza joint named 'best in state'

A & A Pagliai's Pizza in Iowa City was named as having the best pizza in the state of Iowa by USA TODAY College. The article, written by Lauren Kruchten of North Carolina State University, first appeared in Spoon University, an online food publication that curates its content from student food journalists.

via www.desmoinesregister.com