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April 2017

Universal Mulling 'Fate of the Furious' Spinoff With Dwayne Johnson

The Fast & Furious world is getting a little bigger.

After a year of contemplating ways to expand the massive franchise, Universal is in early talks to have writer Chris Morgan pen a spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Shaw (Statham) and Hobbs (Johnson) went from mortal enemies to genuine pals in this month's The Fate of the Furious, where they established crowd-pleasing onscreen chemistry.

Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment in the Fast series, had the biggest global launch of all time last weekend and has taken in more than $685 million to date. The main franchise is expected to run for two more films, with Fate kicking off what star Vin Diesel has described as a new trilogy. Universal has dated a ninth installment for 2019 and a tenth for 2021.

Johnson has been a part of the franchise since 2011's Fast Five, and Statham's character made a brief debut in 2013's Fast & Furious 6 before becoming the chief bad guy in 2015's Furious 7.

via www.hollywoodreporter.com


Hawkeyes will head into fall with quarterback questions

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa opened spring practice hoping that quarterback Nathan Stanley would seize the starting job.

The Hawkeyes will open fall camp hoping for the same thing.

Stanley and Tyler Wiegers failed to clarify Iowa’s vacancy during spring workouts, which concluded Friday night with a scrimmage at Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said earlier this week that Stanley and Wiegers will compete to replace C.J. Beathard through the start of workouts in August.

“The cohesiveness, the timing hasn’t been there all spring, quite frankly, most of the time. At times it’s been there. This week it actually looked a little bit better,” Ferentz said. “We’re not that far off, and I think we’ll get that cleaned up as we move on.”

via www.omaha.com


Trump says 'massive tax cut' plan coming as soon as Wednesday

President Trump told The Associated Press on Friday that he intends to release a tax reform plan next week that includes a "massive tax cut" for businesses and individuals.

Trump said the plan would be unveiled "Wednesday or shortly thereafter" and would involve tax cuts that would be "bigger I believe than any tax cut ever."

The president added later Friday at the Treasury Department that the administration will “be having a big announcement Wednesday having to do with tax reform."

via thehill.com


Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.


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Kites for Kids event commemorates child abuse victims

Come fly a kite in honor of children in Johnson County who have been impacted by child abuse. 

The Johnson County Community Partnership for Protecting Children is teaming up with the Prevent Child Abuse—Johnson County Council, and many other local businesses and organizations to commemorate Child Abuse Prevention Month with Kites for Kids, a children's festival. 

Kids and families will be flying kites on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from noon to 2 p.m. at Lower City Park, 200 Park Road, Shelter #5 in Iowa City. The event is free and open to everyone. Kites will be provides along with bubbles and refreshments. 

Iowa City Police Chief Jody Matherly will be at the event along with officers and investigators. 

Should it rain, the event will move to Saturday, April 29. 

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 683,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect in 2015; and 1,670 children died from the abuse. 

For more information about this event, visit the Kites for Kids Festival—Johnson County event page on Facebook or contact Johnson County Community Projects Specialist LaTasha DeLoach at 319-356-6090 or ldeloach@co.johnson.ia.us.


Iowa City Parks and Recreation summer activity registration opens Wednesday

Take a look at all that Iowa City Parks and Recreation can offer you and your family this season. The Summer Recreation Activity Guide is now available online and in hardcopy at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 200 S. Gilbert St. and Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym, 2701 Bradford Drive.  

Online and in-person registration will open Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Online registration opens at 12:01 a.m. To register online, either set up your new ActiveNet account or to log into your existing account. You’ll be able to sign up and pay for classes online through the ActiveNet system.

In-person registration opens at 8 a.m. at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert Street, and at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center / Scanlon Gym, 2701 Bradford Drive.

For more information, visit our website.


Tiny Tykes Play Date - May the Fourth be with You

Thursday, May 4, 2017

These onetime preschool programs are meant to add a little spice to your child's spring.

During these play dates your child will get the chance to socialize with other kids while crafting, baking, or just playing. Don't miss this chance to add some excitement to your spring routines!

Theme: May the Fourth be with You
Age: 2.5-5, must be accompanied by an adult
Deadline: 1 week prior to program start date

via www.coralville.org


UPDATE: Bank Robbery in Coralville

Thursday afternoon, April 20, 2017, at approximately 3:15 PM, Coralville Police responded to a reported robbery at Bank of the West, 800 22nd Avenue, Coralville. A lone male entered the bank and demanded money. The offender fled with an unknown amount of cash and was last seen on foot headed north from the bank. No one was injured.

During the investigation police received information about a suspicious gray colored Ford Crown Victoria with Missouri license plates seen leaving the area immediately following the robbery. An attempt to locate the car was broadcast to all Iowa police agencies.

At 4:01 PM, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office located the car eastbound at the 287mm and took both occupants into custody without incident.  Property believed to be related to the robbery was visible in the vehicle. Coralville detectives are on their way to the scene of the stop and more information will be released as it becomes available. The investigation is continuing.

The following individuals are currently in custody and being returned to Johnson County:

Peter Alam Lundberg, age 60, of St. Louis, Mo.

Bridgett Diane Durborow, age 48, of St. Louis, Mo.

Both are being charged with Robbery 2nd Degree (C Felony).

The Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center, Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol assisted in this investigation.

Arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Verizon loses wireless customers for first time

Verizon Communications Inc., once the untouchable leader of the U.S. wireless industry, is struggling to hold onto customers and getting them to pay a premium for its service.

The carrier posted its first ever quarterly net loss of wireless subscribers during the first three months of 2017, showing the extent of the damage resurgent rivals T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. have inflicted on the nation's largest carrier by subscribers.

Verizon unexpectedly brought back unlimited data plans in February, which it had stopped selling in 2011, seeking to blunt the appeal of similar offers from T-Mobile and Sprint. That offer hit financials: Verizon had a 5.1% decline in revenue in its wireless business, to $20.9 billion.

via www.marketwatch.com