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Shooting victim recovering as police investigate

WATERLOO - A Waterloo man who was shot Thursday afternoon has been released from the hospital. Police said 20-year-old Abrahm Isaac Rivas-Ortiz showed up at Covenant Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his upper leg area. He was treated and released, according to police. No arrests have been made

WATERLOO CEDAR-FALLS COURIER - 2018-03-23 14:45:00

Winter Storm Warning: 5-7 inches of snow now predicted Fri night, Sat morning

WATERLOO -- Wet, heavy snow -- and a fair amount of it -- is expected to fall across much of north and northeast Iowa Friday night into Saturday morning. The National Weather Service out of Des Moines issued a Winter Storm Warning for a storm expected to begin at 10 p.m. Friday and dump several inch

WATERLOO CEDAR-FALLS COURIER - 2018-03-23 20:26:00

One person injured in Waterloo shooting

WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Waterloo Police are investigating a shooting that injured one person. Police said it happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the 11100 block of Langley Road. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots and seeing vehicles fleeing the area. Officers stopped at least one person with

KCRG.COM - 2018-03-23 04:23:00

Teen convicted of murder asks for new trial

WATERLOO - A Waterloo teen who was convicted in a 2016 shooting is asking the court for a new trial. Attorneys for Doncorrion Spates said the jury's verdict, which found Spates guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder while acquitting two co-defendants, is at odds with evidence in the case

WATERLOO CEDAR-FALLS COURIER - 2018-03-23 21:45:00

Judge: Husband of slain woman violated parole

WATERLOO - An administrative law judge has revoked the parole for a Waterloo man who allegedly took off for Minnesota after being questioned about his wife's disappearance in January. Authorities said Fredrick Williams, 27, violated his parole by crossing state lines without permission and by failin

WATERLOO CEDAR-FALLS COURIER - 2018-03-22 18:30:00

Hello, Charles City - I'm the new guy

Hello, I'm James. I'm the new guy. When you've just turned 50 years old, it's great to be known as the new guy. I've been walking among you for a few months now, but I've been working over in New Hampton, at the Tribune. I liked that job very much, and I love New Hampton and the people there, so it

CHARLES CITY PRESS - 2018-03-23 16:42:48

Snow preps begin for overnight storm

Hours ahead of the storm snow preparations are in full swing. Crews in the area says they are ready to go and plan on heading out after the snow starts overnight. Snow at the end of March, we've seen it before. "I am hoping that it's the last, but I've seen it snow in April and we did have that one

KWWL - 2018-03-24 00:37:00

Investigation continues following fatal fire

WATERLOO - Stuffed animals, foil balloons and candles left on the front steps of a Commercial Street home are a testament to the tragedy of three lives lost to a fire last week. Services are today in Cedar Falls for Amber Dawn Evermann, 33, Amari Myon Burkett, 9, and Ava ShaNeigh Everman, 5. As fami

WATERLOO CEDAR-FALLS COURIER - 2018-03-23 09:15:00

Man arrested after Waterloo house hit by gunfire (VIDEO)

WATERLOO - One person has been arrested for allegedly shooting at a house overnight. Residents were home at 213 Denver St. when several bullets struck around 9:48 p.m. Tuesday, but no injuries were reported. Officers noticed a vehicle in the 100 block of Western Avenue, and they found a .45-caliber


4-8 inches of snow expected Friday and Saturday

WATERLOO -- A winter storm watch was issued Thursday for much of north central and northeastern Iowa, including the Cedar Valley, for several inches of snow and possible ice beginning Friday evening. Rain that is expected to begin Friday will transition to snow in northern Iowa by mid-evening Friday

WATERLOO CEDAR-FALLS COURIER - 2018-03-22 16:45:00

Melvina Scott remembered for tenacity, compassion

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. WATERLOO - Melvina Scott fought for those who couldn't fight for themselves. She didn't mind being "in the arena," but didn't need to be center stage. And she almost always fought her battles with a smile. That's how friends and contemporaries remember S


Cedar Falls Mark murders to be featured on television crime show

CEDAR FALLS -- The heartland Cain and Abel story of the Mark murders will be the focus on an upcoming episode of "A Crime to Remember" on the Investigation Discovery channel. Titled "Black Sheep," the episode airs at 9 p.m. Saturday and re-enacts the crime and investigation on the Nov. 1 1975, slayi


Bond set at $1.8 million in store robberies, attacks (PHOTOS)

WATERLOO - A Waterloo man is facing life in prison if convicted of attacking a convenience store clerk as part of a string of morning robberies that took place in January and February. Jamar Ronod Wise, 25, appeared in court Wednesday morning, a day after police stopped him at a San Marnan Drive sto


Awning to be removed, 1 owner objects

The Waverly City Council on Monday approved a resolution to have a long-standing canopy removed, per the order of the Iowa Department of Transportation, that stretches halfway along the north side of the 200 block of East Bremer Avenue. The city has arranged for Modern Builders to remove the awning

CEDAR VALLEY DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-22 13:00:00

Waterloo man arrested in string of robberies, sex assaults

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -- Police in northwestern Iowa have arrested and charged a man suspected in a string of convenience store robberies in Waterloo during which at least two clerks were sexually assaulted. The Courier reports 25-year-old Jamar Ronod Wise was arrested Tuesday as he entered a Waterloo


Operation Locate: Missing Waterloo woman

WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Waterloo Police are asking for help locating a 43-year-old woman last seen around 6 p.m. Sunday at 544 Archer Street in Waterloo. According to an Operation Locate Alert Notification, Catherine Deloris Robertson is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 253 pounds, has brown eye


Man gets 5 years in prison for stealing tools

A Bremer County judge handed down a five-year sentence for a man who admitted to selling stolen tools at a flea market. Associate District Judge Peter B. Newell sentenced Monte Allen Apfel, 54, of Waterloo, after the defendant pled guilty to second-degree theft, a Class D felony, for stealing the to


Waterloo man who was acquitted in 2016 homicide pleads to drug charges

WATERLOO - A Waterloo man who was acquitted of murder charges in a February trial has pleaded guilty to an unrelated drug charge. Shavondes Shavez Martin, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver on March 5 in Black Hawk County District Court. Sentencing will


Police say drug charges pending after residences searched

Charles City police served two search warrants Monday afternoon for narcotics, the department reported on its Facebook page. One was at a residence in the 600 block of South Jackson Street at about 2:20 p.m., the notice said, adding, "several narcotics-related items were seized." The State Fire Mars


Waterloo drug user sentenced to federal prison

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Kamechie Coffer: CEDAR RAPIDS -- A man who unlawfully possessed a loaded handgun and ammunition was sentenced on Monday to nearly a year in a federal prison. Kamechie Coffer, 20, originally from Mississippi but now residing in Waterloo, received the pri