WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Some Waterloo residents are asking the Iowa State Auditor's Office to conduct complete or partial audit of the city's financial transactions.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Jerry Schierholz began carving "comfort birds" several years ago. He read in a magazine about a Pennsylvania carver who made them and because there was a pattern included, he...
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo officials have identified parts of three city parks as potential candidates for sale.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that council members broached...
Man charged in brutal 2015 attack of woman on Iowa trail
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors in northeastern Iowa have charged a former Waterloo man with viciously beating and raping a woman he ambushed on a trail in 2015.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A man has been convicted of being intoxicated when his pickup truck struck a minivan in Waterloo, killing a baby inside.
In 4th trial, man convicted of killing girl in 1990
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — In his fourth trial, an Iowa jury on Tuesday convicted a man in the 1990 killing of a 9-year-old Illinois girl whose body was found on fire in Davenport.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Jurors will continue deliberating murder charges against a man being tried a fourth time for the 1990 killing of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in...
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Closing arguments have been scheduled for Monday in the fourth Iowa trial of an Illinois man accused of killing a 9-year-old girl in 1990.
Board OKs women’s voting rights sculpture at courthouse
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Black Hawk County supervisors have approved placement of a women's voting rights sculpture on the courthouse lawn in Waterloo.
Officials ID woman who died after fire at Waterloo home
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of an 85-year-old woman who died after a fire at her Waterloo home.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that firefighters found...
Iowa couple work to revive square dancing in Waterloo
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Jerry and Donna Amfahr have made it back to square one.
The couple assisted in building a vibrant square-dancing community in northeast Iowa in the 1950s. Now they are...
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The Waterloo Commission on Human Rights is pushing for an ordinance that would bar employers from including questions about criminal histories on job applications, after a...
Iowa group seeks to add women’s voting rights statue
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa group is hoping to build a sculpture commemorating women's voting rights in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Democrat wins special election in Waterloo-area district
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Another Democrat has been elected to represent the Waterloo area in the Iowa Senate.
Eric Giddens beat Republican Walt Rogers and Libertarian Fred Perryman for the...
The Latest: Pence views raging river, visits shelter
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):
Vice President Mike Pence took a look at the raging Elkhorn River at the small town of Waterloo,...
Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that's so deeply diverse won't be a hindrance because his gender and race have given him...
Volunteers mounting effort to fill Waterloo potholes
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo businessman is mounting another volunteer effort to fill the city's unhappy bounty of potholes.
Scott Jordan is owner of Scott's Electric, and he told the...
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed his wife and set her body on fire in cemetery last year.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo police are offering to take online reports about minor matters and crimes.
The program lets residents use an online form to notify police about harassment,...
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The city of Waterloo won't fine itself when city vehicles are caught by automated red light and speed cameras.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the issue...
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge says she sees no legal problem with testimony from a key witness in a 1990 murder case who has misleadingly told three juries that he didn't receive any...
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Court records say an 18-year-old from Mason City has been accused of sex extortion schemes in three Iowa counties.
The records show Christian Gossweiler already has...
Woman in labor rescued from ambulance stranded in snowdrift
FAIRBANK, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a woman in labor from an ambulance stranded in a snowdrift on a rural northeast Iowa highway.
School where roof collapsed closing for rest of school year
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Some Waterloo students won't have classes Friday or Monday because their damaged school will be closing until August's start of the next school year.
School roof collapse creates another snow day for kids
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The partial collapse of a roof has forced classes to be canceled at a Waterloo elementary school.
Waterloo Community Schools Superintendent Jane Lindaman told the...
Waterloo council approves 3-day July window for fireworks
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The Waterloo City Council has poked a small hole in the city's fireworks ban.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the council voted 4-3 on Monday to allow...
Special election set for vacated Iowa Senate seat
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A special election to fill an Iowa Senate seat vacated last week when Sen. Jeff Danielson resigned will be held next month.
Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday issued a proclamation that sets the special election for March 19 for the eastern Iowa district which covers Cedar Falls, Hudson and parts of Waterloo in Black Hawk County.
Iowa woman dies at hospital days after fire in her home
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A 42-year-old Iowa woman who was injured in a fire last week has died.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Melissa Jensen died Saturday at a hospital in Iowa City. She was injured last Thursday after her home in Cedar Falls, Iowa, caught fire.
The cause of the fire hasn't yet been determined. Police Chief Jeff Olson says there wasn't any indication of suspicious circumstances.
Iowa couple collects donations for veterans in son’s honor
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Falls couple continues to hold a donation drive for residents of the Iowa Veterans Home in memory of their son killed in Afghanistan in 2007.
For more than a decade, Kandie and Brad Vaughn have put on their annual "Shower of Gifts" of toiletries and other necessary items for residents of the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
Kandie Vaughn, stepmother of U.S. Army Spc. Travis Vaughn, and her husband, Brad, hold the drive to honor the legacy of Travis Vaughn.
Husband of Waterloo woman found dead charged with murder
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The husband of a woman found dead near a Waterloo cemetery more than a year ago has been charged in her slaying.
The Courier reports that 40-year-old Lakisha Owens, of Waterloo, disappeared in January 2018, and her body was found at the Garden of Memories Cemetery later that month. An autopsy showed she died of asphyxiation.
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Waterloo confronts list’s label as worst area to be black
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The article, published in November, spread through social media like wildfire. Some were shocked. Others found their beliefs were, tragically, confirmed.
The article was from a website called 24/7 Wall St., a financial commentary site owned by HuffPost. It culled data from the U.S. Census Bureau to put together a list of the 15 worst metro areas in the U.S. to be African-American.
Booker urges activists, leaders to heed social justice call
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — On his first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker urged Democratic activists and black leaders on Friday to heed his call for social justice and apply it to the fight for universal health care coverage and a fair criminal justice system.
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Man fatally shot by officers at nuclear site ID’d as Iowan
MERCURY, Nev. (AP) — A person fatally shot by law enforcement officers during a confrontation at a U.S. nuclear security site in Nevada has been identified as a 27-year-old Iowa man.
Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly (WER'-lee) said Thursday that the man killed Monday was Nekiylo (nuh-KEE'-loh) Dawayne Graves from Waterloo, Iowa.
The Latest: Deep freeze setting more Iowa records
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the dangerously cold weather affecting Iowa and the nation's midsection (all times local):
The dangerously cold weather is still setting records for low temperatures in many Iowa communities.
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Money secured to repair creek bridge along nature trail
LA PORTE CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Black Hawk County official says enough money has been secured to fix a long-closed bridge on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail in La Porte City.
County conservation board executive director Mike Hendrickson says the only worry now is whether bids that will be opened in fall are low enough. The project estimate is $854,000. Grants, private donations and $77,000 from the county are paying for the project.
Teen murder convict seeks retrial over alleged jury racism
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Attorneys are seeking a new trial for a black Iowa teenager convicted of murder after one member of the jury alleged that other jurors made racially charged comments during court proceedings.
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Man charged with murder of man acquitted in earlier killing
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Police have charged a Waterloo man with murder in the death of another man who had been acquitted of killing the suspect's brother.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports police on Monday charged 20-year-old Raymond Duke Birden Jr. with first-degree murder in the May death of Shavondes Martin.
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Eastern Iowa siblings get probation for sham marriage scheme
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man has been turned over to immigration authorities and his sister sentenced to probation after they set up a sham marriage to keep the man in the United States.
Masonry gives construction students hands-on training
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Students in Wayne Lidtke's sustainable construction and design class have learned about house building by doing it.
Iowa, Washington governors make tasty bet over football game
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The governors of Iowa and Washington are making a tasty wager over which football team will win the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.
The governors' bet came ahead of Friday night's game between the 24th ranked Iowa State Cyclones and 13th ranked Washington State Cougars.