Friday Morning Read: Nathan Schloss sentenced, Iowa State Patrol trooper numbers down, rally for workers in Iowa City

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Nathan Schloss sentenced - Sixth Judicial District Judge Chad Kepros sentenced Schloss, 26, to 10 years in prison during a hearing Thursday in Johnson County District Court. He must also be listed on the sex offender registry for 10 years and serve a 10-year special sentence of parole following prison time because this is considered a predatory sexual conviction.

Read about Schloss' sentencing and read a statement from the woman he assaulted here.

 

Fewer State Patrol troopers - The Iowa State Patrol has lost nearly 10 percent of its road troopers since fiscal 2011, resulting in substantial reductions in motorist assists, crash investigations and drunken-driving arrests on Iowa’s highways and interstates.

That means if your car breaks down on Interstate 80 or a drunken driver is weaving across rural portions of Interstate 380, your call for help may go unanswered.

Read a full breakdown of the data, as well as analysis on what this means moving forward.

 

Rally for labor and immigrants - The goal of a Thursday night rally in downtown Iowa City was to keep fresh in people’s minds the setbacks labor unions, immigrants and workers wanting higher wages have faced in the last year.

“We are united today, and our movement is here to stay,” Mazahir Salih, an organizer for the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa, told about 100 people at the event. Read about the rally and see photos here.

 

The men behind Iowa Football social media - “We interviewed a guy who was more football-oriented and then Max was a more out-of-the-box type of candidate,” Kirk Ferentz said. “We liked both guys and then we talked as a staff. We felt at that time the way things are changing now, we had to go down the path of technology, all the internet stuff and what have you. The proganda pieces.” Hear more from Ferentz and others about the process of building out their social media brand, and view videos from the team here.

 

Quotable - “We didn’t want to keep the name. It just felt like that was the past. We’re starting from scratch, literally and figuratively,” Dickel said. “We said, let’s create a new menu with a new concept.”

Read about Dickel's new venture: Guild Wurst Tavern in Coralville here.

 

 

 

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