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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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2 people rescued in overnight Independence duplex fire

Five people are now displaced after an overnight fire in Independence, Iowa. Emergency crews were called shortly after midnight Tuesday morning to the 200-block of 17th Avenue NE. Smoke and fire was coming from one of the units of a duplex. Two people were rescued by Independence Fire and Police....
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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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Five People Displaced after Independence Duplex Fire

Five people have been displaced following a duplex fire in Independence early Tuesday morning. The Independence Fire Department says they were dispatched to the 200 block of 17th Avenue Northeast shortly after midnight. When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of one of the units.
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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...

Cedar Falls announce final three Public Safety Director candidates

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG) - The City of Cedar Falls has announced the final candidates for the Public Safety Director position. Following the retirement of former Director Jeff Olson in March 2022, the City began accepting applications for the position. Candidates who applied were required to answer a questionnaire regarding their experience, department goals, and background.

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...

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.

Anaya Barney to join CCU women’s basketball team

CONWAY, S.C. – A former 5A Iowa Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) standout and Northern Iowa student-athlete Anaya Barney will join the Coastal Carolina women’s basketball program for the 2022-23 season, head coach Kevin Pederson announced on Tuesday. Prior to joining the Northern Iowa Panthers in 2021-22, the 5′ 10″ guard was a three-time Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) and Iowa Print […]

Next Stop, State! Demon Boys Secure Runner-Up at Districts

Two strokes. That is what separated the Washington boys’ golf team from disappointing heartbreak and pure jubilation. Fortunately for Demon faithful they experienced the latter when they cracked the top two at Monday’s class 3A district meet in Shellsburg to clinch their first state bid since 2018. It...

5.17.22 – Metro soccer & baseball matchups

In boys soccer, Cedar Falls hosts Cedar Rapids Prairie and Waterloo West will take on Waterloo East at Memorial Stadium. In girls soccer, Cedar Falls is at Cedar Rapids Prairie. And in baseball doubleheaders; Cedar Falls is at Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Waterloo West plays at Dubuque Wahlert and Waterloo East...

Mushroom Hunter Finds Dead Body North of Waterloo

A dead body was found over the weekend by a mushroom hunter in the northern part of Waterloo, Iowa. The body of a deceased woman was found in a field east of Logan Avenue. Per KWWL, the exact location the body was found was "(In) an open field and wooded area in the 2200 block of Logan, or the 100 block of East Donald St near Logan Plaza."

Three Finalists Selected for Cedar Falls Public Safety Director Position

The City of Cedar Falls has announced the final trio of candidates for the Public Safety Director position following the retirement of former Director Jeff Olson in March. The Public Safety Director Selection Committee, comprised of Cedar Falls Mayor Rob Green, Mayor Pro Tem Simon Harding, Administration Committee Chair Kelly Dunn, and City Administrator Ron Gaines as well as City Department Directors, selected current interim public safety director Craig Berte, former Cedar Rapids Police sergeant Lynn (Al) Fear Jr., and current interim police chief Captain Mark Howard to move forward following the application and questionnaire review period. Officials say updates will continue to be provided on the process as it moves forward.

Waterloo West's Sahara Williams commits to Oklahoma

Waterloo West's Sahara Williams, one of the top 2023 girls basketball prospects in the state of Iowa, has committed to Oklahoma. Williams averaged nearly 20 points and seven rebounds per game this past season and helped lead the Wahawks to their first state title game appearance in two decades. Williams...