North Liberty, IA

Truck Rollover in Washington County Injures Three

Photo courtesy of Washington County Ambulance Service. Three teenagers have been injured in a single vehicle wreck southeast of Washington Friday. The Iowa State Patrol states that at about 1:57 p.m. a 15-year-old was driving a Ford F250 pickup truck westbound on 285th Street west of Quince Avenue when they lost control on the gravel road and went into the south ditch rolling several times. The driver and the passengers were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and were all ejected from the vehicle. Two people were transported by Washington County Ambulance Service and one person was transported by AirCare to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The incident remains under investigation. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene. KCII will bring you more information as it becomes official.
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Cedar Rapids man arrested for Walford bank robbery

WALFORD, Iowa — A Cedar Rapids man surrendered to Linn County Deputies Friday morning in connection to a bank robbery Wednesday in Walford. Jonathan Hefflefinger is now charged with second-degree robbery for allegedly robbing the Central State Bank off Highway 151. Authorities on Wednesday said no weapon was displayed during...
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Clinton Herald

Friday Scores: Thrilling wins for local teams in Week 4

CAMANCHE – A slew of interceptions helped the Camanche football team pick up their second straight with a 44-26 win over West Liberty at home on Friday night. The Storm started off the game hot. A few big third down plays kept their first drive moving and it ended with a score. Under pressure, quarterback Michael Delzell launched a 14-yard pass into the corner of the endzone where it was pulled down by Garrett Schultz.
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Washington Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse, Incest

A Washington man was arrested Wednesday on felony sexual abuse charges for incidents that allegedly began in 2016. Washington Police Chief Jim Lester says 64-year-old Kevin Keith Orris has been taken into custody and transported to the Washington County Jail on charges of third-degree sexual abuse, a class C felony, and incest, a class D felony. Orris is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond. Orris is employed as a bus driver by the Washington Community School District, and these charges are not related to his employment. The district has placed Orris on administrative leave and has been cooperating with law enforcement regarding their investigation. Washington police is being assisted by the Washington County Sexual Assault Response Team in this ongoing investigation, and additional charges may be filed. KCII will bring you more information as it becomes official.

Iowa State Patrol investigating three-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 80

Johnson County, IOWA – According to the police officials, this unfortunate accident occurred right before 1 a.m. early Wednesday morning. It happened near mile marker 233 on Interstate 80 in Johnson County. Iowa State Patrol troopers responded to a report of a crash. 83-year-old driver with MG convertible made contact...

Cedar Rapids Man on Deferred Judgment After Washington County Traffic Stop

A Cedar Rapids man was recently given a deferred judgment on Washington County charges. Court documents show that through a plea agreement 23-year-old John Desmond Clymer was deferred on charges of failure to affix a drug tax stamp, a class D felony, possession of a controlled substance – first offense, and operating while under the influence – first offense, both serious misdemeanors. Clymer must serve five years probation for the felony and one year of probation for the possession charge. Fines totaling $1,455 were suspended though he must pay category B restitution. Other charges were dismissed including hemp inhalation, a serious misdemeanor, and a second count for drug possession. Clymer was arrested last December for an October 12, 2020 traffic stop in Riverside that resulted in finding drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs.

Cedar Rapids man arrested in connection to Walford bank robbery

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - A 21-year old man has been arrested in connection to a bank robbery in Walford Wednesday. Jonathan Hefflefinger, 21, of Cedar Rapids, surrendered himself to Linn County Deputies and was taken into custody at the Linn County Correctional Center. That bank robbery happened at the...

Linn-Mar To Forego Traditional Homecoming Court For New Honor

At some point in high school, if we ourselves weren't part of "the in-group" we may have felt a sense that being chosen as homecoming king or queen was just a "popularity contest". Linn-Mar High School in Marion has sought to change that by making something that started during the pandemic a little more permanent.

Kalona Fall Festival Back After Nearly Two Years

The Kalona Fall Festival is making its way back on the scene after taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, September 24th and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 25th. A full line-up of live music is scheduled to take the stage from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday with performances by the Mid-Prairie High School and Hillcrest Academy bands. Pony rides, Tractorcade, bags tournament, talent show and more will be available for all participants to enjoy. Kalona Historical Village Managing Director Nancy Roth shares her excitement for having the festival back this year, “We’re so happy to be back this year after last year’s episode, as you would say. So we’re hoping people are looking forward to coming back for the great food and the entertainment and all of the different activities we have going on because we do try to meet the needs of every member of the family with different fun and exciting things to do.”

Waterloo police chief faces backlash amid reform efforts and low morale

An FDA committee will decide later today whether third shots of COVID-19 vaccines are widely needed now and if third Pfizer doses will be allowed to those 16 and older. Master Gardener Beula Dvorak joins us to discuss a donation program for people to share their extra produce as the end of growing season nears.

Martelle officer-involved shooting deemed “legally justified”

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - After multiple weeks of investigation, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office has completed its’ review of an August 31 officer-involved shooting that killed a Jones County man. The incident happened outside a structure fire in Martelle. A joint investigation was conducted by the Iowa Division of...
Des Moines Business Record

IEDA announces award to Williamsburg automotive parts supplier that plans to add more than 500 jobs

Williamsburg Manufacturing was one of three companies to receive financial assistance today from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Photo submitted by Williamsburg Manufacturing. Iowa Economic Development has awarded more than $800,000 in financial assistance and tax credits to three eastern Iowa companies, including one that plans to create more than...

Fairfield City Council member to step down this year

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KYOU) - After serving over a decade on Fairfield City Council for the fourth ward, Michael Halley says this term will be his last. “I’m stepping down from my role here and maybe I’ll be an elected official in the future we’ll see but I’ll still be doing the things I’m passionate about no matter where I am,” says Halley. Looking back on Halley’s career in the Heartland he says he’s happy with it.
Quad Cities Onlines

Flashes expect to come at Hawkeyes fast

IOWA CITY — When the Iowa defense takes the field Saturday at Kinnick Stadium, there won’t be a second to waste. "You have to be ready to go because they will be," Hawkeye defensive end Zach VanValkenburg said. "From one snap to the next, they keep coming at you." Kent...

Bond for updates to Tipton High School fails, school leaders plan to revise

TIPTON, Iowa (KCRG) - Tipton High School, in Cedar County, won’t be seeing any upgrades in the near future after voters rejected a $18.9 million bond this week. On 80 degree days like Friday, students and staff at Tipton High School try to keep cool with the help of just a few fans. Air conditioning is one of many upgrades the district asked voters to fund with a bond.