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Body Found in Waterloo

A woman’s body was found by a mushroom hunter over the weekend in northeast Waterloo. Waterloo Police began a death investigation late Sunday afternoon after morel mushroom hunters found a body in a field east of Logan Avenue and East Donald Street. It appeared to investigators that the body had been there for quite some time. It’s not known if any foul play is suspected. The body was sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for an autopsy and police are waiting on the results.
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Law Enforcement Authorities Release New Information Regarding a Two Vehicle Personal Injury Accident that Occurred Early Monday Morning Within the City Limits of Marshalltown

Law enforcement authorities have released new information regarding a two vehicle personal injury accident that occurred early Monday morning within the city limits or Marshalltown. At approximately 6:10 a.m., emergency responders were dispatched to an accident involving an SUV and a motorcycle in the 400 block of North 10th Avenue.
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Fitzgerald Becomes 2nd Highest Paid Police Chief in State

The Waterloo City Council has voted to give Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald a pay raise that will make him the second highest paid police chief in the state, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. Fitzgerald will now be paid $165,000 per year with the new contract ending in 2026. That is a raise of more than $25,000 a year. Fitzgerald has been criticized for applying for jobs elsewhere on many occasions, nearly from the moment he got to Waterloo, including currently being a finalist for the Chief of Police job in Vancouver, Washington. Fitzgerald has spent much of his time as Waterloo’s Chief of Police in Texas with his family. The council noted that Fitzgerald’s education was part of the reason for why he is paid so much. The new contract also includes severance pay for a year rather than the standard 90 days.
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OU basketball: 2023 recruit Sahara Williams commits to Sooners

Oklahoma received a commitment from Waterloo West High School forward Sahara Williams on Tuesday. This past season, Williams averaged 19.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, and four assists per game. In three years at Waterloo West, Williams tallied 1,169 points, 502 rebounds, 274 assists and 231 steals. The junior forward led the...

Police respond to stabbing victim in Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (KCRG) - On Monday, at approximately 1:20 am, Marshalltown Police responded to Unity Point hospital after an adult male arrived at the hospital with a stab wound. A preliminary investigation has revealed that the victim and potential suspect are acquainted and that there is no immediate danger to...

Jury returns guilty verdict in shooting death of State Trooper

WEBSTER CITY — The jury took less than three hours Monday to reach a verdict in the trial of 42-year-old Michael Lang of Grundy Center. Lang was accused of shooting and killing Sergeant Jim Smith during a standoff last April. Judge Joel Dalrymple read the verdict sheet. “In the District Court for Grundy County concerning count one the verdict form reads — we the jury find the defendant guilty of murder in the first degree.”

Vandalized Vinton Park hit with roughly $200,000 in damage

VINTON, Iowa (KCRG) - In a video message on the Vinton Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook page, the Director of the Department gave an update on the status of Riverside Park after it was vandalized overnight Friday. Vinton Fire & Police responded to a fire at the playground and...

Grinnell Farmer’s Market “Plant A Pizza” Event

The Grinnell Farmer’s Market will be holding their annual “Plant A Pizza” event sponsored by Olson Garden Market on Thursday, May 19th from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 21st from 10 a.m. to noon. Market friends of all ages are invited to participate in the free event....

Police Investigating Bullet Hole & Blood Trail

Waterloo Police are investigating a bullet hole and a blood trail found in a vacant home found on Friday, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. The bullet hole was found in a home at 412 Sunnyside Avenue. In addition, four shell casings were located and a blood trail was found in the middle of the road. Police have not confirmed the circumstances surrounding the incident and cannot confirm that the blood trail and the shots fired are related. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

Some Iowa Teens Can Do Yard Work For P.E. Credit

Gym either love it or you hate it. One school in Iowa has been leading the charge on changing some of the rules on how kids can get a good physical education. One school is approaching Gym class from a different angle. Iowa students in one school can do some good work and get credit for a physical education class.

Iowa man sentenced to 18 years in prison for drug trafficking, gun charges

DES MOINES, Iowa (WOWT) - A man from Ames, Iowa was sentenced to prison last Thursday. Lonnie Allen Hill, 53, was sentenced to 18 years for charges such as possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm. In an investigation with Marshall County Sheriff’s Office,...

Lawsuit: Swift Pork endangered workers with free steak lunch during pandemic

The family of an Iowa meatpacking plant worker who died from COVID-19 is suing the company for allegedly failing to protect employees who were “crammed” into a dining hall for a free steak lunch in appreciation of their attendance during the pandemic. Jose Andrade-Garcia, the lawsuit alleges, was a 21-year employee of the company and […] The post Lawsuit: Swift Pork endangered workers with free steak lunch during pandemic appeared first on Iowa Capital Dispatch.