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U of I to Close Seven Centers, Lay Off 33 Staffers, to Save Money

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The University of Iowa plans to cut staff, sell property in Des Moines and make other moves in response to state funding reductions. The university announced the move Tuesday in a news release, saying it will close seven centers and permanently furlough 33 full-time staffers whose positions are not directly…read more »

Wapello Man Gets 30 Years for Making Child Porn

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – An eastern Iowa man who hid a camera in a bathroom to take pornographic images of children has been imprisoned. Prosecutors said Tuesday that 65-year-old Jack Coleman, of Wapello, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Davenport to 30 years. He’d pleaded guilty to production of child pornography. A child sexual…read more »

Waterloo Warehouse Fire Appears to Have Been Set

Waterloo firefighters spent much of last(Mon) night trying to knock down a fire inside an old commercial building at 105 East 10th Street. One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion, but is expected to be okay, according to his battalion chief. After passersby spotted smoke coming from the building shortly after 8:45 pm and a…read more »

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