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Two vehicle accident shuts down 18th Avenue

A major collision shut down traffic on 18th Ave. between Anson Street and Nevada Drive on Wednesday afternoon, and the Marshalltown Police Department advised the public to avoid the area for several hours. According to MPD Sgt. Andrew Cole, the driver of a Kia Sedona was heading northbound on 18th...
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Two injured in Cedar Falls after stairs collapsed

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Two people were sent to the hospital Wednesday after stairs collapsed in Cedar Falls. Cedar Falls Public Safety says it happened after 10 a.m. at 1942 West 12th Street. Authorities say the two victims fell into the basement once they collapsed. Police found the two victims...
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Accident Closes 18th Avenue

One person was injured when a minivan crossed the center line and hit a semi on 18th Avenue near Elder Driver in Marshalltown yesterday afternoon. 18th Avenue was closed for over three hours while the wreck…and some diesel that spilled onto the road were cleaned up. The driver of the...
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Police Need Help Finding Suspect

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in identifying a man they believe is passing fake $20 bills. The man seen in the surveillance photos with a Kansas City Royals hat and a goatee along with a female with red hair have allegedly passed the fake money all across northeast Iowa, including in Waterloo, Dunkerton, Oelwein, Maynard, and West Union. The Sheriff’s office says they are likely driving a white Dodge or Chrysler car. If you have any information on this person you are asked to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Beloved Band Teacher/Musician Is Mourned After Sudden Passing

Did you ever notice, how you can be going about your "everyday business", and then you hear shocking news, the kind of news that just "kicks you in the gut"? Recently, many live music fans around the Cedar Valley had one of those days, when we heard the news about the passing of Mike "Checker" Michalicek.

Waterloo Man, Horse Injured In Eastern Iowa Accidents

A Waterloo man was injured in a two-vehicle accident that happened when a ladder fell from the back of pick-up truck Wednesday morning. The crash occurred around 10 AM on Interstate 380 at mile marker 35 near Center Point. According to Linn County sheriff's officials, 28-year-old Julio Solis suffered injuries...
US News and World Report

Man Who Crashed Fuel Truck Into Waterloo House Gets Prison

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A man who crashed a stolen fuel tanker into other vehicles before smashing into a Waterloo home last year has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Dakota Luck, 26, was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty in July to theft, reckless use of explosives, reckless driving and marijuana possession, station KWWL reported.

Karl Auto Group OPEN in Marshalltown! | Paid Content

PAID CONTENT | Bret Moyer, is excited to announce that the Karl Auto Group is ready for business in Marshalltown, Iowa! The new properties include the ability to sell and service Buick, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram! Learn about the ability to order a brand new Jeep and when you can expect the quick delivery! And, due to all of their expansion in Iowa, Karl is looking for quality employees...techs, service advisors, detailers, sales, business development reps, team leaders and more! Go to to see all of their positions in Iowa and apply today! Also, they are still paying TOP DOLLAR for your quality pre-owned vehicle to supply their six locations!
Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

Former teacher seeking Waterloo school board seat wants to improve learning environment

WATERLOO — A former educator is driven by issues with Waterloo Community Schools’ teaching and learning environment in her bid to serve on the Board of Education. Janelle Ewing was a high school band director in Houston, Texas, for seven years before pursuing a law degree. The 44-year-old, who grew up in Waterloo, is now an attorney and partner with the Sayer Law Group.
Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

Judge sides with former Cedar Falls fire union in case challenging promotion of officers in 2018

CEDAR FALLS — The city of Cedar Falls will have to rewrite its job classifications for supervisory staff at the city’s combined safety services department. In a ruling handed down last week, Judge Bradley Harris sided with the former fire union International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1366 in its challenge of the 2018 promotion process when the city joined its police and fire departments.
Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

WATCH NOW: Waterloo firefighters rescue lost dog from storm drain

Ace, a 13-year-old pit bull, had absconded from his family’s Adrian Street yard Tuesday night, possibly after a visitor left a side gate open, said owner Amanda Schmitt. The family looked until 3 a.m. Wednesday and renewed their efforts when the sun came up, finding people who had seen the wayward pooch.
Iowa Falls Times-Citizen

Going trick-or-treating? Here are area towns' schedules

Hardin County communities have set dates and times for trick-or-treating and other Halloween events. Find the full schedule below. Trunk-or-Treat Main Street is Thursday, Oct. 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Community-wide trick-or-treating will 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 28. The Ackley Fire Department will serve a hot dog meal at...
Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

Jacobson says current UNI team has all the right pieces

CEDAR FALLS – Northern Iowa men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson got right to the point Wednesday during the Panthers’ media day at the McLeod Center. A year after injuries and other COVID related issues saw UNI stumble to a 10-15 season, including 7-11 in Missouri Valley Conference play, expectations are much higher entering 2021-22.

Alrighty Waterloo, It’s Time to Have a Chat About Customer Service [OPINION]

There's something I've noticed lately when I've gone out to eat at a fast-food or, sorry, 'quick-service restaurant'. Before I explain, I want to preface this piece by saying this is not a slam on any sole employee, establishment, location, etc. Not at all. It's something I've noticed for some time now, before COVID and now as the pandemic winds down. It's a bit alarming and frustrating.