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After Five Attempts Waterloo’s Chief of Police Gets New Gig

News broke early Wednesday evening that Waterloo Chief of Police Joel Fitzgerald is resigning from his position. Waterloo's first black police chief received a pay raise in May of this year, making his salary $165,000 a year, according to an earlier report. This made him the highest paid police chief in Waterloo city history and the second highest paid chief in Iowa, according to reports.
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LSD means probation for Charles City man

CHARLES CITY, Iowa – Getting caught with LSD results in probation for a Floyd County man. Samuel Ryan Kiewel, 20 of Charles City, has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation and ordered to complete all recommended substance abuse treatment. Kiewel pleaded guilty to prohibited acts-LSD, a class “B” felony in Iowa that could have come with a prison sentence up to 25 years.
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Iowa Man Charged With Arson In Grundy County Fire

(Grundy County, IA) -- An Iowa man is charged with arson after a fire destroyed a Grundy County home. Crews were called to a house fire in Conrad (108 Washington Street) after 11 o'clock (Tuesday) night, and were told a teen girl was inside the home. Firefighters arrived and no one was in the home other than a pet, which died in the fire. Forty-five-year-old Jacob Switzer of Conrad has been charged with First Degree Arson. He's in the Grundy County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Chief Fitzgerald Leaving for Colorado

Waterloo Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald has resigned his position in order to take a job in Colorado. Fitzgerald was criticized during his time in Waterloo for applying for other police chief jobs around the country, essentially from day one, and for rarely being in Waterloo. He joined the force during the George Floyd protests and guided the department through a national call for police reform and the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also credited with upgrading police equipment and software, elevating mental health by embedding social workers, introducing Critical Incident Trained Officers, and decreasing the civil litigation against the police department. Assistant Chief Joe Leibold, who has been on the force since 1990, will head the department until a new Chief is hired.

Knights Tabbed 5th in A-R-C Poll

The Wartburg men’s soccer team has been predicted to finish 5th in the American Rivers Conference. The Knights got 37 points while Dubuque received 60 points and is the Coaches Poll’s guess to win the league.

Woman Led Police on Chase

A Waterloo motorcyclist was arrested after she fled from police and ran several red lights, according to KWWL. Police originally witnessed the motorcycle weaving in and out of traffic near the intersection of W. 4th St and Ansbororough Ave. The officer followed the motorcycle and witnessed the driver, identified as Kra-Saunda-La-Nia Lloyd, blow through multiple red lights. The chase came to a close in Cedar Falls after Lloyd appeared to suffer damage to her engine. Police found marijuana and a 9mm handgun on Lloyd. She has been charged with Eluding, Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Weapons While in Possession of Controlled Substances. She was taken to the Black Hawk County Jail.

Iowa man arrested, charged for Grundy County house fire

GRUNDY COUNTY, Iowa — An Iowa man has been arrested and charged with Arson for a Conrad house fire that occurred Tuesday night. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a house fire at 11:17 p.m. in the 100 block of Washington Street. When first responders arrived there was no one inside […]

Garage Fire on Lilac Ln

Tuesday, August 16th at 8:43 PM, Cedar Falls Fire Rescue was dispatched to a residential garage fire in the 1900 block of Lilac Ln. in Cedar Falls. Dispatch received a call from a resident at 1924 Lilac Ln. who advised that their attached garage was fully engulfed. Fire crews arrived on scene and found fire and heavy black smoke coming from the attached garage of the residence. Fire crews were able to make entry and extinguished the fire – on the inside and outside of the garage. There were four people in the home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The garage sustained significant smoke, fire and water damage, and fire crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to the attached home. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Detour Wednesday on Avenue of the Saints in Floyd County

FLOYD COUNTY, Iowa – A portion of the Avenue of the Saints will be closed to traffic Wednesday. The Iowa Department of Transportation says US 18 eastbound between County Road B30 near Floyd and IA 14 near Charles City will be shut down for construction work. The closure is expected to last from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm Wednesday.

Panther Welcome Week: Day 2

On Thurs. August 18th, start your morning off right with Breakfast at either Piazza or Rialto from 7:30 AM - 9 AM. At 10:30 AM - 11 AM, meet up with your Cat Crew leader from the previous day to receive your agenda for the day and get HYPED for PANTHER MAYHEM!

Man Allegedly Threatened Hospital Staff with a Knife

A Waterloo man has been arrested for allegedly threatening hospital staff with a knife last week, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. 41 year old Jason Russell was arrested on Monday and charged with Assault on Health Care Workers While Displaying a Weapon. He is accused of threatening staff Thursday at MercyOne Medical Center with a filet knife telling them to get back. Police found Russell in a grassy area off San Marnan Dr. They told him to drop the knife to which he responded, “get back or you’re going to get cut.” Russell was tased so that police could take him into custody.

Winning beard at Iowa State Fair contest comes in at 41 inches long

Cedar Falls public safety is hosting an open house Wednesday afternoon. SAINT Rescue and Adoption Center talks cat adoption. Jamie Stevenson at SAINT rescue and adoption center joins us to talk about cat adoption. US Senate Candidate Franken and Sen. Grassley negotiate debate details. Updated: 3 hours ago. Iowa U.S....

Pipeline meeting set Aug. 23 in Waverly

An informational meeting on the proposed Navigator CO2 Ventures liquid carbon dioxide pipeline through Bremer County will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at The Centre, 1211 Fourth St. SW, in Waverly. The Bremer County Board of Supervisors on Aug. 3 filed a written objection with the Iowa...

Crash Sends 2 to the Hospital

A crash in Black Hawk County sent two people to the hospital Monday morning, according to KWWL. 63 year old Martha Ferrie lost control of her vehicle and crossed the center line on Zaneta Road where she collided head on with a vehicle driven by 31 year old Jordan Crosser. Ferrie and Crosser were taken to separate hospitals to be treated for injuries that were described as non-life-threatening.

Fitchburg teen charged in fatal shooting at Jefferson Co. rental home

SUMNER, Wis. — A Fitchburg teen has been charged in a shooting in the Town of Sumner last week that left a woman dead. Daiqwaun Lucas, 16, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, according to court records. A criminal complaint filed with the Jefferson County Circuit Court Friday alleges...

Impact of Manure Timing on Effective Nitrogen Supply

Nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is the dry mass productivity per unit N taken up from the soil. The term can be used in many complex ways to illustrate different factors, like the amount of nitrogen supplied from the soil. I looked at applied nitrogen (from liquid swine manure) as a...

New computers delivered for new Rudd Public Library

RUDD, Iowa – When the new public library opens in Rudd, it will have seven new computers thanks to the Lions Club. An EF1 tornado hit the small town in Floyd County on December 15, 2021, and the public library was among the structures destroyed. Plans are moving forward to rebuild it in a new location and the new computers for that new library have now been delivered.