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Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

Witness said encounter started off friendly before Waterloo fatal shooting

WATERLOO – A chance meeting between Jada Young-Mills and LaSondra Johnson on a late night in November started off cordial, according to one woman who was there. Johnson, 36, is charged with first-degree murder for firing a shot that killed Young-Mills, 27, on Nov. 14, 2020, following what prosecutors said was an argument over hair extensions that Young-Mills had sold months earlier.
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Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

Three arrested in fight in strip club dressing room

WATERLOO – Three people have been arrested following what police described as a fight over a customer at a downtown strip club. Chloe Madison Woodall, 23, of Coralville, was arrested for disorderly conduct, interference and assault on a peace officer. Katie Pauline Burch, 21, of Cedar Falls, and Shena Harris, 29, of Waterloo, were arrested for disorderly conduct and interference.
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Tama man arrested after altercation at IC Bike Library

A reported fight at the Iowa City Bike Library has led to one arrest. Iowa City Police were called to a disturbance at the bike library on Gilbert Court just before 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. The caller said one of the men involved, 43-year-old Daniel Riness of Tama, had drugs on his person.
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Marlys Sinnwell, 79

Marlys Sinnwell, age 79 of Nashua, died Sunday, September 5, 2021, at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA. A celebration of life was held 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 10, 2021, at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA with Rev. Drew McHolm celebrating the service. Friends...
Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

Man arrested following gunfire in Waterloo

WATERLOO -– One person has been arrested after allegedly firing a gun to scare a friend Tuesday night. Waterloo police arrested Conner James Scoles, 25, of Evansdale, for one count of intimidation with a weapon. No injuries were reported. According to police, Scoles and another man were at 327 Butler...
Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

Waterloo man killed in Wednesday morning accident in Mason City

MASON CITY -- A Waterloo man has died following a crash between a pickup truck and a semi truck on Highway 122 in Mason City Wednesday morning. According to Lt. Brett Hollander of the Mason City Police Department, a call for the collision came in around 5:39 a.m. A Chevrolet...

Waterloo Man Dies In Mason City Accident

Authorities in northern Iowa are investigating an accident involving a semi tractor-trailer and pick-up truck that killed a Waterloo man. Mason City police said 52-year-old Amar Pinjo died in the crash, which happened Wednesday just after 5:30 AM on Iowa Highway 122 near North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC). Authorities identified Pinjo as the semi-driver.
Iowa Falls Times-Citizen

Proposed redistricting would impact Iowa Falls, Hardin County

Iowa Falls and Hardin County would see big changes if the Iowa Legislature elects to accept newly drawn Iowa House, Senate and U.S. Congressional districts submitted by the Legislative Services Agency on Thursday. By law, Iowa must draw new district boundaries every 10 years when the new census data is...
Globe Gazette

One dead after Wednesday morning accident near NIACC in Mason City

Editor's note: This story has been updated following the release of more information from the Mason City Police Department. A Waterloo man has died following a crash between a pickup truck and a semi truck near NIACC on Highway 122 Wednesday morning. MCPD asked motorists Wednesday morning to take an...

Public barbecue kicks off UnitedWay campaign

Marshalltown Area United Way kicked off the 91st annual campaign Thursday night with smoked ribs and a truckload of pork, all to raise funds for non-profits providing community services in Marshalltown. Lines of cars and people filled the parking lot of Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA where the event was held. JBS Marshalltown...

UPDATE — Waterloo man dead after crash on Mason City’s east side Wednesday morning

MASON CITY — A Waterloo man is dead after a fiery semi versus pickup truck collision on Mason City’s east side early Wednesday morning. The Mason City Police Department says at about 5:40 AM, a semi driven by 52-year-old Amar Pinjo was southbound on California Avenue and proceeded through the stop sign at the intersection of State Highway 122, striking a pickup driven by 57-year-old Matt Hoveland of Osage, who was traveling westbound on the highway.

MHS students choose homecoming royalty

The glowing stadium lights at Leonard Cole Field provided an opportune setting for this year’s Marshalltown High School Homecoming Coronation themed “Light Up the Night.”. The ceremony followed a traditional parade on Main Street – only the second one in four years due to the 2018 tornado and the COVID-19...
Corydon Times-Republican

As new redistricting maps revealed, lawmakers react

CEDAR RAPIDS — Like many of his colleagues, Sen. Bill Dotzler is generally supportive of the redistricting plan released by the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency Thursday, but he has some concerns about his own Waterloo Senate district. “This one is the most perplexing. It doesn’t make sense,” he said about...

Doctor Cited for Improper Practices

A Waterloo doctor has been cited by the Iowa Board of Medicine for improper practices, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. 68 year old Dr. Eromosele Otoadese is accused of performing a right carotid endarterectomy using a carotid shunt instead of EEG monitoring. The board also was informed that Otoadese was suspended from doing such procedures at a previous hospital because of improper documentation procedures. He was ordered to pay a $2,000 civil penalty and agreed to no longer perform those procedures. Back in 2019 Otoadese was cited by the board for failing to provide appropriate medical care to five patients in Waterloo between 2009 and 2014. In that case he was fined $5,000 and ordered to complete a comprehensive clinical competency evaluation as well as a record keeping course. He was placed on probation for three years.

Long-Term St. Anthony Employee Named Iowa Hospital Hero

A long-term employee at St. Anthony Regional Hospital has been named a 2021 Iowa Hospital Hero by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). Lisa Kouri, Director of Materials Management and Housekeeping, is being recognized for going above and beyond in her leadership role every day, but particularly through the pandemic. Her nomination letter said, “When COVID hit, it was Lisa that people turned to for leadership. She made sure we procured PPE and other necessary supplies with creativity. She would never accept no for an answer.” She also aided in developing agreements with other organizations, government agencies and vendors, all while overseeing the construction of the new $17.5 million cancer center. “When I think of who is the most irreplaceable person at our hospital, Lisa comes to mind,” says Chief Financial Officer, John Munson. “It’s impossible to recognize all that she does for our organization. She runs our materials management and housekeeping departments, but that simply identifies her official roles. Lisa Kouri means so much more to St. Anthony than what her job description states. We deeply appreciate her commitment.” Kouri started at St. Anthony as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in 1987 and over the years has worked as a messenger, surgical and pharmacy technician as well as a supply purchasing agent. She was promoted to her current role in 2002. “I am so honored and surprised to receive this award,” Kouri says. “There are so many other who are deserving and I’m glad to be among them. We have such a great team at St. Anthony.” Kouri and nine other hospital employees from across the state will be recognized for their heroic efforts during the pandemic and the August 2020 derecho at the IHA annual meeting on Oct. 6.