Monday Morning Read: Volunteer fire department struggles, search for woman, Jok's career ends

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VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT STRUGGLES — The North Liberty Fire Department responded to 1,137 calls for help in 2016, an 11 percent increase in a year. And according to a recent report to the City Council for the mostly volunteer department, the demand is expected to keep rising. As the city grows and reliance on its first responders grows with it, North Liberty faces a question also gnawing at other Eastern Iowa fire departments: Can they find enough volunteers to keep up? Read more: http://thegaz.co/2nIQD94

SEARCH FOR WOMAN — Officials from several jurisdictions are searching for a woman who walked away from an Iowa City mental health facility Sunday. Vanessa Jones, 35, was reported missing from Chatham Oaks, 4515 Melrose Ave., at 5:34 p.m. Sunday. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2nI1lwH

DOMESTIC ABUSE QUESTIONS — Police know that domestic abuse can turn lethal. They and social service agencies are hoping a new assessment tool increasing being used here will help those who have been attacked get the help they need — well before the relationship turns deadly. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2nFl681

JOK’S CAREER ENDS — Peter Jok doesn’t yet know what his legacy will be. The Hawkeyes senior saw his career end on Sunday night with 22 points, five assists and four rebounds in a 94-92 overtime loss to TCU in the second round of the NIT. Not really an emotional guy, there were no tears after the game. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2mHFmUK

QUOTABLE“You want to raise up children who can navigate the internet the same way they can navigate the real world.” Jen Eilers, who teaches a course at the Iowa City Public Library that teaches children how to conduct themselves safely online

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