Drive Safe Iowa is an advocacy group that focuses on traffic safety. According to the U.S. Transportation Department, 9-people die everyday due to distracted driving. Iowa DOT reports 11 people died from distracted driving in 2021.
During Tuesday night’s meeting, the city council unanimously approved $3 million in grants for two nonprofits. One place that will be receiving part of that funding is the Free Medical and Dental Clinic.
The Iowa City Police Department was able to confirm to TV-9 that it’s had seven reports of counterfeit money in the past six months. That refers to cash, money orders and personal checks that are fake.Several restaurants in the area confirmed to TV-9 they’ve heard about the increase in counterfeit bills.