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Man Shot by Iowa City Police May 9th Should Have Been in Jail

A violent offender shot this month by Iowa City police had been released from jail days earlier, despite probation violations that could have kept him behind bars. Hours after bonding out of jail on a charge of assaulting a police officer, Michael Caceres allegedly robbed an Iowa City gas station at knifepoint early May 7.…read more »

One-Car Derailment Blocks RR Crossings in Manchester

A single train car derailment this(Thur) morning in Manchester closed several railroad crossings for close to an hour. Manchester police say there was no threat to the public at any time, due to the derailment, and the blocked crossings were at Bailey Drive, and South Wayne, Brewer, Tama and Madison Streets. All are now reopened.read more »

Pre-Dawn Adair County Storm Confirmed as EF-2 Tornado: NWS

Authorities in Adair County, Iowa, confirmed that an EF-2 tornado destroyed a home this(Wed) morning, killing one person inside and sending another to the hospital.   It happened around 1:30 southeast of Adair. The National Weather Service said debris from the property landed on I-80 and confirmed the damage was consistent with a tornado.   The residents…read more »

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