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Police: Waterloo man forces 80-year-old to perform sex act before robbing her

WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG) - A Waterloo man is facing charges after police said he forced an 80-year-old woman to perform a sexual act before robbing her. On Wednesday, Waterloo police said Manuel Causey, 30, knocked on the woman's door, asking to shovel snow. He then forced his way into her home.


Roof collapse forces Waterloo elementary school to close until August

WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG) -- A Waterloo elementary school will remain closed until August after the roof partially collapsed on Wednesday due to snow build-up. A portion of the roof at Lowell Elementary collapsed Wednesday, forcing the district to cancel classes on Thursday.


Abortion foes cheer changes for Iowa courts

Abortion opponents rallied at the statehouse Thursday in support of new efforts to ban abortion in Iowa. Republican Governor Kim Reynolds announced this week she had determined there was no way to successfully appeal a district court ruling that nullified a ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat c


Hoover Middle School hosts Dance Marathon event

Waterloo (KWWL) — A group of Hoover Middle School students hit the dance floor tonight, all for a good cause. A student committee organized a Dance Marathon event under the supervision of some staff members.


Yes, again: 2-6 inches of snow expected this weekend

WATERLOO -- A wintry mix of precipitation, particularly ice and snow, is expected to hit much of northeast Iowa Saturday evening and continue into Sunday afternoon. A winter storm watch was in effect from 6 p.m. Saturday through 6 p.m. Sunday for Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler, Chickasaw, Floyd, Frankli


Two Waterloo officers honored for service

WATERLOO – Two Waterloo police officers received kudos for their service to the community. Brad Walter was named Waterloo Police Department Officer of the Year for 2018 during a Feb. 18 Waterloo Exchange Club luncheon at the Elks Club.


Teen suspected in Waterloo slaying pleads to robbery

WATERLOO – One of two teens charged in the 2017 slaying of a Waterloo man has pleaded to charges he was involved in robbing the victim on the night of the fatal shooting. Terrion Lamar Gamblin, 16, was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in adult court in the death of 39-year-o


AWOL sex offender arrested in attack on 82-year-old woman

WATERLOO – A sex offender who allegedly shirked his registration responsibilities has been arrested for allegedly forcing oral sex with an 82-year-old woman. Waterloo police arrested Manuel Montrell Causey, 30, of Waterloo, on Wednesday for first-degree burglary and second-degree sexual abuse. He wa


Driver in fatal bike crash has been subject of FBI drug probe

WATERLOO – A Waterloo man who struck and killed a bicyclist in July 2018 had been the subject of a FBI wiretap probe into meth sales, according to court records. Joshua Ray Summerhays, 39, was arrested last year for homicide by vehicle in the crash outside Washburn that claimed the life of competiti


Quentin Hart hosting 'Mayor's Afterhours'

WATERLOO — Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart has planned his first “Mayor’s Afterhours” to connect with young professionals in the area. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Blue Iguana on the Cedar Valley TechWorks campus, 250 Westfield Ave., Suite 101.


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Cedar Falls Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

CEDAR FALLS, IA — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Winter Storm Watch for your area, beginning Saturday at 7:00 pm and ending Sunday at 7:00 pm. You can read more info from the National Weather Service here.


Waterloo downtown snow clean-up begins this evening

WATERLOO -- Waterloo’s downtown area snow clean-up begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. All vehicles parked on downtown streets must be moved to allow for effective snow removal. Free parking is available in any of the downtown parking ramps until 7 a.m. Friday. Free parking is also available under the Highwa


Iowa homeowner with gun scares off 3 suspects who kicked in wrong door

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWQC) – Three suspects who police say kicked in the door of a residence in the middle of the night ran away after the homeowner confronted them with a gun. Dubuque Police responded to the 1600 block of Main Street at 12:28 a.m. on Thursday after receiving a report of a burglary.


Snow total in Waterloo breaks records, and winter's not over

WATERLOO -- Even the hardiest Iowans who have lived through the harshest winters are finding their patience tested by the extreme pile-up of snow this winter, which has broken a few records and could even break the record for snowiest winter of all time.


Iowa City police ask for help in finding missing teen

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) -- The Iowa City Police Department is asking for help finding a missing teen last seen on Monday. Grace Morrison, 14, was last seen at around 1 p.m. Monday at City High.


Another storm hits eastern Iowa, Waterloo prepares for clean-up

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – A round of heavy snow blanketed many roads across eastern Iowa Wednesday morning. KWWL spoke with Randy Bennett with the City of Waterloo Public Works Department.


Remembering Black History Month in schools

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – For students at Kittrell Elementary, Black History Month is all about heroes. Whether you’re leading a civil rights movement or simply sharing your crayons in the classroom.


Study looks at moving Waterloo's Canadian National rail yard

WATERLOO — The city is investigating the possibility of moving a rail yard on East Fourth Street to another location. Waterloo City Council members voted unanimously Monday to approve a $22,130 contract with Via Rail Engineering, of Maribel, Wis., to evaluate the Canadian National Railway yard and s


Iowa City girl reported missing, last seen at Iowa City High School

Iowa City police are seeking help in finding a missing juvenile. Grace Morrison, 14, was last seen at Iowa City High School on Monday at around 1 p.m., according to a release from the City of Iowa City.