Thursday Morning Read: Hy-Vee partnering with Wahlburgers, Ped Mall shooting now murder case, UI faculty readying post-Charlottesville plans
TODAY’S WEATHER — Mostly cloudy. High 73, low 50.
HY-VEE PARTNERING WITH WAHLBURGERS — Grocery chain Hy-Vee will break into the restaurant business next year. Hy-Vee announced late Wednesday that it has partnered with Wahlburgers, a restaurant chain founded by Paul Wahlberg and his brothers, actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg. Under the agreement, Hy-Vee said it will build, own and operate 26 Wahlburgers in seven Midwestern states. The first restaurant will be built in West Des Moines. Read more: http://bit.ly/2vGstzx
PED MALL SHOOTING NOW MURDER CASE — A man badly injured last weekend in a shooting on the Pedestrian Mall has died, upping the charges against his accused assailant and leading police to take steps against any revenge. Kaleek Asham Douglas Jones, 22, of Iowa City, died Tuesday after he and two others were shot early Sunday, according to Iowa City police. Read more: http://bit.ly/2vGftKq
UI FACULTY READYING POST-CHARLOTTESVILLE PLANS — Sparked by events like this month’s white nationalist rally in Virginia, a group of University of Iowa professors is crafting principles that seek to balance the needs of free speech, academic freedom and campus security in response to such an event happening here. Read more: http://bit.ly/2vGiHNT
HAWKEYES’ BUTLER LIVING OUT A DREAM — James Butler always wanted to go to Iowa. He always wanted to play for the Hawkeyes, swarm hand-in-hand with his teammates as 70,000 fans looked on. After his football career took him west for three years and a degree in communications later, Butler finally will live out that dream on Saturday against Wyoming. Read more: http://bit.ly/2vIp2IE
QUOTABLE — “My in-laws were hit by the 2008 flood; they had 4 feet of water on the main level of their home. We had to pretty much rebuilt it. Something like this hits home for those of us who went through it in 2008.” Riley Larson, general manager at JMS Transportation, a trucking company that’s launched a supply drive to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey