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March 2012

Jerry Sandusky trial postponed until June

The trial for Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting several boys, has been postponed until June 5.

The trial was scheduled for May 15 but it "must be postponed to accommodate various logistical contingencies," court documents said.

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Katy Perry Bares Midriff in Neon Green Outfit at Kids' Choice Awards

Katy Perry got into the spirit at the Kids' Choice Awards in L.A. Saturday by sporting the event's theme color: green!

The singer worked an eye popping neon green "slime" top and a matching glittery skirt with coordinating heels. The blue-haired star also debuted a super-long, My Little Pony-esque blue and purple-streaked ponytail.

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Bobby Abreu's place with Angels uncertain as trade talks fizzle

TEMPE, Ariz. — The immediate future of one Angels veteran was secured Friday when 39-year-old reliever Jason Isringhausen was told he made the team, but the outlook for 38-year-old outfielder Bobby Abreu remained cloudy with a chance of trade.

The Angels, according to a report, were "on the verge" of dealing Abreu to the Cleveland Indians Thursday night, but Abreu was in camp Friday and had two singles — his first hits in a week — and drove in two runs in a 9-2 exhibition victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Tempe Diablo Stadium.

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Road Construction - Kimball Road

IOWA CITY, IA. -- Weather permitting, beginning on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, Kimball Road will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic from Dubuque Street to Governor Street. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic. This lane reduction is necessary to facilitate the trimming of trees from utility lines in the area. It is anticipated that Ridge Road will return to normal traffic by the end of the day on Friday, April 6th.

Motorists are to allow extra travel time when traveling in this area as delays may be possible. 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

WSJ: Obama Expands His Executive Power

Despite campaign promises to refrain from using executive powers to bypass Congress, President Barack Obama is increasingly doing just that, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

From helping rebels in the Libyan revolution to granting states waivers from the No Child Left Behind education act, Obama is finding it easier to push his agenda without asking for approval from elected senators and representatives, the paper said.

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Biden: ‘We Want To Create A Global Minimum Tax’

Editor's Note:  Nah...  There's not a socialist mindset in the Obama administration.......

VP Joe Biden at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa says that the administration wants to create a " Global Minimum Tax" (March 28, 2012)

“We want to create (what’s called) a global minimum tax, because American taxpayers shouldn’t be providing a larger subsidy for investing abroad than investing at home,” Biden said at a campaign event.

Iowa City Police Make Kidnapping Arrest

On Thursday March 29, at 8:17PM the Iowa City Police Department took a report of a sexual assault that occurred in the 1000 block of W. Benton. The adult female victim in this incident reported that she had made arrangements over the phone for a subject not know to her to view her apartment as she was seeking a sublet agreement.

As the victim was showing the suspect the bedroom he locked the bedroom door, grabbed the victim's hands and attempted to tie or handcuff her hands behind her back. The victim attempted to speak with the suspected but he put a towel into her mouth. The suspect then forced the victim to turn off her cell phone and then sexually assaulted her.

During the assault the suspect threatened that he had a knife. Before leaving, the suspect took sexually explicit photos of the victim and threatened to post them on the internet if she contacted the police.

Investigation into this incident led to identification and arrest of 21 year old Peng Tang of 923 E. College Street #8 Iowa City, IA.

Search warrants were served where evidence corroborating the events as reported by the victim were recovered.

Under advisement of Miranda warnings, Peng admitted to having committed the offense as reported by the victim.

Peng has been charged with 1st degree kidnapping, a class "A" felony punishable up to life in prison. Sexual abuse is a lesser included offense of 1st degree kidnapping.

The victim was treated and released from University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics with minor injuries.

"As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty."