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On Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, Iowa City Police officers responded to Tate High School, 1528 Mall Dr., regarding an anonymous call threatening violence to students.
The Police Department soon learned that a similar call had been placed to Coralville Central Elementary School. The Coralville Police Department provided ICPD with information indicating that the threats originated outside the U.S. and that several had been placed throughout the country. Although we have not identified information giving credibility to the threats, Iowa City Police officers are providing additional presence to schools throughout Iowa City.
Thank you to the Coralville Police Department and Iowa City School District for their prompt responses and assistance with this incident.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Effective immediately, Oakland Road NE will be fully closed between 34th Street and Center Street for sewer work. Work is expected to take three (3) days, weather permitting. Traffic to follow the posted detours.
If improving your health is one of them you will want to be at Coral Ridge Mall January, 19-20 and get information on improving your health. Health screenings will take place between 1-5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Information will be available during the entire show. After you get your health goals on track take some time to relax and shop our local crafters and vendors.
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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IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, on Thursday, December 20, 2018, Friday, December 21st and Wednesday, December 26th, tree trimming activities will be completed for MidAmerican Energy Company along Rocky Shore Drive / Park Road from Highway 6 to Riverside Drive and on Riverside Drive from Park Road to River Street. This work will occur between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and will necessitate the reduction of the roadways to one lane of alternating traffic. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic through the area. This will be a moving operation and the lane reductions will move as work progresses down the roadways.
In addition, on Thursday, December 27th, Dodge Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic from Governor Street to Davenport Street. This will also be a moving operation along the roadway.
Motorists are to take note of this work and allow extra travel time as delays may occur. As always, caution should be exercised when driving through all construction areas.
For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, www.icgov.org/travelalerts.
Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include recycling tips for the holiday, the Winter Solstice Festival of Lights, and more. Click the image below to watch Iowa City Update.
Learn how you can cut out holiday waste through these helpful recycling tips.
Don’t throw away any strings of holiday lights that are no longer working. The City has set up several recycling drop-off locations around town.
Celebrate the winter solstice with hot chocolate and crafts during the City’s Festival of Lights.
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The Iowa City Public Library Bookmobile’s fall schedule ends on Thursday, December 20. The Bookmobile won’t be in service December 21 through January 6 because of scheduled vehicle maintenance, collection updates, and staff training.
During the Bookmobile’s seasonal break in service, items can be returned at the downtown Library or to the Library’s remote drop boxes. Holds that arrive at the Library during this time can be found by inquiring at the Help Desk at the downtown Library or on the Bookmobile when our Winter/Spring Schedule begins.
The Winter/Spring Schedule begins Monday, January 7, and will continue through Thursday, May 23. Please visit the Bookmobile at the following locations during this time:
- 11 to 11:30 a.m. Iowa City Rehabilitation
- Noon to 12:30 p.m. North Dodge Hy-Vee
- 1:30 to 2 p.m. Legacy Independent Living
- 2:15 to 2:30 p.m. Bickford Senior Living
- 3 to 3:30 p.m. Bohumil Shimek Elementary
- 4 to 4:45 p.m. Helen Lemme Elementary
- 5 to 5:30 p.m. Waterfront Hy-Vee
- 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Good Shepherd Center
- 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oaknoll Retirement Community, George St.
- Noon to 12:30 p.m. University of Iowa College of Medicine Courtyard
- 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Pheasant Ridge Neighborhood Center
- 2:30 to 3 p.m. Melrose Meadows
- 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Hills Elementary School
- 3:15 to 4 p.m. Irving Weber Elementary School
- 4:15 to 5 p.m. Archibald Alexander Elementary School
- 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. UI Community Credit Union, Mormon Trek Blvd.
- 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mercer Park
- 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. First Avenue Hy-Vee
- 11:30 to Noon Regency Heights
- 2:15 to 3 p.m. Mark Twain Elementary School
- 3:30 to 4 p.m. Breckenridge Estates
- 4:30 to 5 p.m. Regency Mobile Home Community
Visit www.icpl.org/bookmobile for the complete Bookmobile schedule or call the Library at 319-356-5200.
The City of Iowa City is now accepting applications from organizations for public services, public facilities, and affordable housing projects for Fiscal Year 2020. Applications are due by noon on Friday, January 18, 2019, and are available at icgov.org/actionplan.
Emerging Aid to Agencies Funding Round
Aid to Agencies (A2A) provides flexible operational funding for nonprofits providing public services. The City expects approximately $19,000 to be available for “emerging” agencies that have not recently received A2A funding.
Office Hours: Applicants can visit City Hall for in-person assistance completing the application.
CDBG/HOME Funding Round
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs help develop viable urban communities through projects that principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons, including public facility, affordable housing, and other eligible activities listed in the Applicant Guide, available at www.icgov.org/actionplan.
The City expects the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make approximately $625,000 in CDBG/HOME funds available for this competitive application. Of this, around $525,000 must be allocated to affordable housing activities: acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, or direct assistance for renter- or owner-occupied housing.
Informational Workshop: Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the following event.
Upon request, an alternative workshop session can be made available at 11 a.m. on Jan. 10.
Applications are due by noon on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.
The Housing and Community Development Commission (HCDC) and City Council will review applications and conduct a public allocation process to determine which projects receive funding. Funds are awarded according to quality of application and the needs and priorities outlined in the City’s 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan (CITY STEPS), available online at www.icgov.org/actionplan.
Funds will become available for use on July 1, 2019.
Application forms and the CDBG/HOME application guide are online at www.icgov.org/actionplan.
Upon request, staff will email or mail application materials.
Questions about these grants, or the funding process, should be directed to Neighborhood Services staff at 319-356-5230, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The victim that was recovered from an apartment fire at 3021 6th Street SW on Friday has died. The victim has been identified as Sharon T. Garnett, DOB/09-30-1975, age 43. She died on Saturday afternoon at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Firefighters responded to a structure fire at 2:38 p.m. on Friday, December 14th at Gateway Apartments, 3021 6th Street SW. Firefighters made entry into an apartment unit and found fire on the first floor in the kitchen area. The fire was quickly extinguished.
During a search of the apartment, firefighters located the victim on the second floor of the apartment unit in a bedroom. She was removed from the dwelling and emergency personnel provided medical care. The victim sustained significant smoke inhalation and her ability to safely escape the fire was complicated by a medical condition.
Fire investigators determined that the fire started on the stovetop in the kitchen as the result of unattended cooking. The fire cause has been determined to be unintentional. There were working smoke alarms in the apartment unit.
This is the second fire fatality in Cedar Rapids this year. There was a fatal apartment fire on February 17, 2018.
Approximately 3 in 10 home fires in Cedar Rapids are the result of unattended cooking. The Fire Department reminds citizens of the importance of not leaving food cooking on the stovetop unattended. For more fire safety information, please visit our website at www.cedar-rapids.org/fire.
CHICAGO -- Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers' NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
The Bears (10-4) secured their first playoff appearance since the 2010 team won the NFC North, and clinching with a rare victory over their heated rivals made it all the more sweet.