Update: Person of interest identified


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IOWA CITY -- The person of interest has been identified. No further information is available at this time.

Original press release from April 11, 2024:

The Iowa City Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a person of interest in a financial crime investigation that took place at multiple locations on Friday, April 5, 2024.

The person of interest is described as a white woman with dyed red hair. The woman's hands are also dyed blue to her wrists. She was last seen wearing a purple long-sleeve shirt or tie-dyed jacket.

Anyone with information on this person is asked to contact the Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center at 319-356-6800 or Det. Cade Burma at [email protected].

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News – City of North Liberty, 04/15/2024

North Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.

55+ Connections: Week of 4/15/24

This is the 55+ Connections weekly update. If you would like to sign up to get more updates from the city go to northlibertyiowa.org/subscribe.  There is now a paper version of this newsletter available at the library!    The North Liberty Library will be closed Friday, April 19th for a staff training day. The Rec…

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Everything is a Taco

emilio estrada co-owner of andale cantina bar and grill

Nothing bridges cultures and brings people together like fun, fresh, delicious food. Emilio Estrada, self-proclaimed “good eater”, as well as the co-owner of Ándale Cantina Bar & Grill – or Andale 2 for short – selects popular recipes from his hometown in Mexico, La Piedad de Cabadas, and nearby regions to create an authentic experience.…

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What is Human Trafficking? Public invited to April 23 event aimed at providing awareness and education

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Landfill closed Tuesday, April 16 due to wind

Landfill closure for April 16, 2024.

Due to high winds, the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center will not open Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Questions? Call 319-356-5185.

Visit icgov.org/landfill for information about the Landfill and its services.

Why we close for high winds

Depending upon the direction and speed, windy conditions can provide a challenge for the control of litter in and around the Iowa City Landfill. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources requires that we comply with litter control standards in order to maintain our landfill permit. Closing the landfill allows us to contain, control and pick wind-blown litter during a wind event.

Cedar Rapids Traffic Alert - 1st Ave E

Cedar Rapids LogoEffective Tuesday, April 16, 1st Avenue E will be reduced to one lane each direction between 3rd Street E and 5th Street E for Union Pacific Railroad to perform track maintenance. Work is expected to take three (3) days. Additionally, the morning of April 17th, from 4 am to 5 am, 1st Avenue E will be closed to all westbound traffic at this location, with the closure of eastbound traffic following from 5 am to 6 am.

Video Update: Arbor Day Tree Planting, Neighborhood Energy Blitz, and “Parks in Bloom” Photo Contest

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs, and events. Topics this week include a tree planting in honor of Arbor Day, a volunteer opportunity on Earth Day, and a spring photo contest at Iowa City parks. Select the image below to watch Iowa City Update.

Iowa City Update: Tree Planting

Arbor Day Tree Planting

Roll up your sleeves and help celebrate Arbor Day with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department by planting over 70 trees at the Oakland Cemetery.

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Neighborhood Energy Blitz  

Neighborhood Energy Blitz

Take Climate Action on Earth Day by signing up to deliver energy saving kits to households in the Washington Hills neighborhood.

“Parks in Bloom” Photo Contest

Snap a picture of spring at any City park and enter the “Parks in Bloom” photo contest for the chance to win two pool passes!

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Scooter’s Coffee® Named 2024’s Second Fastest-Growing Brand by Yelp

Scooters Coffee LogoOMAHA, Neb., – Scooter’s Coffee®, one of the nation’s fastest growing drive-thru coffee franchise companies, was ranked first among coffee companies—nearly 30 spots ahead of any other coffee company—and second overall on Yelp’s 2024 rankings of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Brands.

Yelp’s data noted a 50% increase in consumer interest nationwide. The rankings mention that Scooter’s Coffee saw a 53% jump in net new locations, the largest such growth among any of the 50 companies ranked. Among the brands ranked, Scooter’s Coffee experienced the top growth in six states including Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Scooter’s Coffee was the top growing brand in the Midwest region and among the top five in the west and south regions.

“Our tremendous growth as a company is due to the efforts of our amazing team, our franchisees who truly believe in our mission, our baristas who serve up smiles, and our customers who decide to make us part of their day,” said Joe Thornton, CEO of Scooter’s Coffee. “We can’t wait to give more people in more places the opportunity to Scoot on Around™ to one of our drive-thrus and experience ‘amazing’ for themselves.”

In its announcement of the rankings, Yelp’s Kadecia Ber, advertising trends expert and director of enterprise solutions, mentioned that coffee house challengers such as Scooter’s Coffee are “redefining the category, with a focus on creating a great customer experience both through convenient drive-thrus and upbeat and friendly employee interactions with customers.”

Yelp’s rankings draw on data surrounding net new business openings, consumer interest based on Yelp user interactions, and a brand’s share of total searches within a category on Yelp’s platform. All data is based on 2022-2023. The full list of brands ranked and information on the methodology behind the list can be found on Yelp’s website.

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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Cedar Rapids Traffic Advisory - 16th Ave SE

Cedar Rapids Logo16th Avenue SE Improvements to Begin April 22

The City of Cedar Rapids will begin reconstruction work along 16th Avenue SE on Wednesday, April 22, 2024. The project area includes the 16th Avenue Bridge of Lions, 16th Avenue SE from 2nd Street to 4th Street, and 3rd Street SE east of 16th Avenue.

Improvements will provide more than a smooth road surface, they will transform the public right-of-way, with new sidewalks (including working with business to provide ADA accessible entrances where possible), improved storm sewers, upgraded sanitary sewer, new driveways, undergrounding of utility cables, updated street lighting, and critical bridge maintenance work.

Planning efforts for these projects have been in the works for years, including collaboration with local businesses to ensure access to all businesses throughout the entire project. Although the 16th Avenue Bridge will be closed to vehicles for a portion of the project, signed detours will be posted and the bridge will remain open for bicycles, pedestrians, and special events/parades.

The project, separated into six phases, will begin with the closure of the 16th Avenue Bridge of Lions on Monday, April 22. Construction will continue in different areas until November. Additionally, a water main improvement project will start at the intersection of 16th Avenue SE and 3rd Street on Wednesday, April 17.

The public is invited to learn about construction timing, lane and road closures, detours, and related impacts during an information meeting to be held Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 4:30–5:30 p.m. at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, 1400 Inspiration Point SW. A 20-minute presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m., with staff available throughout to answer questions from the public.

The completion of these projects will mark a significant milestone in enhancing this bustling gateway entry connecting the Czech Village and New Bohemia commercial districts. Visit CityofCR.com/16thAvenueProject to learn more and find project updates.

Iowa City Traffic Alert – Riverside Drive

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, travel on the following street will be impacted beginning on Monday, April 15, 2024.

Northbound traffic on Riverside Drive will be reduced to one lane at the entrance to Sturgis Ferry Park. This lane reduction will facilitate work in connection with the Sturgis Ferry Park Improvements Project. 

It is anticipated normal traffic will resume by Friday, April 19.