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BY DI STAFF | APRIL 01, 2015 5:00 AM

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Area man faces drug charges

Authorities have accused an Oxford, Iowa, man of possessing and intending to deliver marijuana.

Brandon Feijo, 22, was charged with three counts of controlled-substance violation and failure to affix a drug stamp on March 30.

According to online court documents, the Johnson County Drug Task Force and the Iowa City police Street Crimes Action Team conducted a narcotics transaction with Feijo.

Feijo allegedly had arranged to sell two pounds of marijuana in exchange for $6,800.

According to the report, Feijo met with an undercover officer, sold him the marijuana, and was taken into custody.

Controlled-substance violation and failure to affix drug stamp are both Class-D felonies.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Hospice Home receives donations

A local group chose the Hospice Home of Johnson County to receive more than $27,000 to aid its effort in building the only Hospice Home Support Center in Johnson County.

On March 26, the members of 100+ Women Who Care Hawkeye Chapter drew three groups at random to present on why they deserve the donation. After presentations, group members chose Hospice Home, and they will present it a check in the upcoming week.

This past week, Hospice Home received a $50,000 anonymous donation.

Hospice Home Board President Carol Tippe said more people are learning about the care center, and it is one step closer to choosing a location to build the facility.

— by Grace Pateras

AIB begins implementing teach-out plan

AIB’s closing is one step closer.

The Higher Learning Commission, an accreditation body, has given AIB College of Business permission to begin implementing its teach-out plan as it prepares to shutter next summer.

Under the plan, Grand View University in Des Moines will serve as AIB’s local teach-out partner and Buena Vista University in Storm Lake will be its online teach-out partner.

If AIB doesn’t have a qualified faculty to teach a particular course, those two universities would teach instead under AIB tuition rates, and credits would transfer back to AIB.

The plan would involve select classes only.

The commission will potentially formally approve the plan at a meeting on May 4 and 5, when it will by publicly posted.

The University of Iowa intends to take over AIB’s facilities and transform it into a “regional regents center” that it would own and operate while offering space for other institutions to provide courses. The proposal still requires state Board of Regents approval.

Originally, the plan was to convert AIB into a UI Des Moines campus, with AIB students becoming UI students, but that plan fell through over accreditation concerns. AIB students would now have to meet UI transfer requirements.

AIB will close in June 2016.

— by Chris Higgins

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