Man drowns in Coralville Lake, and 4 more stories you may have missed

Top five stories from this weekend

By Veneta Rizvic, The Gazette
Published: June 16 2014 | 8:50 am in News,

1. UPDATED: Man drowns in Coralville Lake: Family members of Somphaeng “Meo” Syvixay remember him for his sense of humor. “If I close my eyes, I can just see his smile and his laugh,” said Dora Kouangothonh, Syvixay's cousin.

2. Police say Marion man's disappearance is suspiciousMarion police said James A. Booher, 51 was last seen in Cedar Rapids on May 31. An Operation Quickfind was issued for Booher on June 3. Booher's truck was found abandoned in Cedar Rapids on June 9. 

3. Buffalo Creek dam in Linn County center of safety concerns“Now we're trying to find out people's connections with the dam and get their input on how we can best mitigate the dam's threat to public safety and its negative impact on the environment,” said Dennis Goemaat, deputy director of the Linn County Conservation Board. 

4. VIDEO: Zach Johnson's U.S. Open hole-in-oneWhich was better, Zach Johnson's hole-in-one Sunday at the U.S. Open, or his celebration with fans afterward? 

5. Iowa seeking deputy AD: University of Iowa athletics plans to hire a deputy athletics director sometime this summer. The job posted on May 16, and the deadline for applications already has expired. Sports Information Director Steve Roe described the process as “ongoing.”


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