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Alcohol Compliance Checks
Cedar Falls Police performed I-Pledge compliance checks sponsored by the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division and caught three store clerks selling tobacco, alternative nicotine, or vape products to a minor. Underage undercover operatives supervised by police were sent in to a total of 41 stores to attempt to purchase products they were too young to buy. 37 year old Rahman Maqsood of Bani’s Liquor and Tobacco, 26 year old Vikash Vikash of Prime Mart, and 19 year old Alexia Downs of Panther Travel Center were all cited in the sting. Selling these products to minors carries a $135 fine for the first offense, $325 for the second, and $645 for the third or subsequent offense.
Marshall County Feb 22 Weekly Crime Report: 14 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories
Marshall County Feb 22 Weekly Crime Report: 14 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories. During the last week, Marshall County reported a total of 14 crime cases. The crimes reported ranged from assault, theft, arrest to vandalism, with assault being the most prevalent. The crime counter indicates a total of 6 assault cases, accounting for the highest percentage of the total crime cases. Theft followed with 4 reported cases, while both arrest and vandalism cases were at 2 each. The severity of the crimes, especially the high number of assaults, underlines a pressing need for heightened security measures in the place. This data serves as a crucial reminder for the residents to stay vigilant and for the law enforcement agencies to intensify their efforts in maintaining peace and order. The situation calls for a thorough investigation into these cases, specifically the assault cases, to enhance the safety of the community.
A casual conversation
The light attendance for Thursday night’s gathering at the Tama Civic Center to discuss the South Tama County school district’s upcoming Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) could be attributed to a few factors — a general lack of awareness or the fact that Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark was in the process of breaking the NCAA scoring record during the same time frame. Nevertheless, those who did make it out had a chance to learn more about what reinstating the levy would mean for STC in the long term and, of course, how it would affect their property taxes.
District 53 Newsletter: Feb. 15, 2024 Edition
Last week was “Funnel Week”, wherein we must have all our individually filed bills through committee. Fortunately, I have been able to move the bills I need to through the process already, so my work this week was focused on the many other bills moving through the committees I sit on, which include Public Safety, Natural Resources, and Agriculture.
Traer woman arrested, charged in husband’s 2021 murder
TRAER – A rural Traer woman has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in the 2021 death of her husband. It’s been just over two-and-a-half years since Ryan Cooper, 42, was found dead at his rural Traer residence in the early morning hours of June 18, 2021, following a gunshot wound to the head.
Local Teacher Arrested for Assault
On February 13, 2024, the Marshalltown Police Department initiated an investigation involving an assault allegation that occurred at Miller Middle School on February 12. A 13-year-old, male student reported he had been assaulted by his teacher while in class. Following an investigation of this allegation, the Marshalltown Police Department arrested...
Savor the Flavor: Top 5 Mexican Restaurants in Marshalltown
In this piece, we will be exploring five exceptional Mexican restaurants in Marshalltown. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If yes, we would love to hear your experiences and thoughts in the comments section below!
Le Grand man faces felony charges after multi-county pursuit
LE GRAND — A Le Grand man is facing a number of felony charges after leading law enforcement on a chase from Marshall County into Tama County — and eventually back into Marshall County last Saturday morning. At approximately 6 a.m., a Marshall County deputy tried to stop...
Family of missing Meskwaki woman still searching for answers, 9 years after her disappearance
TAMA COUNTY, Iowa — More than five thousand Native American women are classified as missing, according to recent data from the National Crime Information Center. This includes a case in central Iowa that remains unsolved. Local 5's Laryssa Leone traveled to the Meskwaki settlement where she received rare access...
GMG duo bowls to 8th place as members of Marshalltown team
WATERLOO — A young Marshalltown boys bowling team which includes two GMG bowlers couldn’t maintain a strong start, finishing eighth in the Class 3A state team tournament at Cadillac XBC on Monday night. The Bobcats finished seventh in the 15-Baker pre-bracket play with 2,901 pins. In head-to-head action,...
Marshalltown Transit Service to End at 5pm
The Transit Service offered by the city of Marshalltown has been going through some logistical issues the last few months. Last year there was a shortage of bus drivers, now the city is talking about cutting some of the funding to Transit Services. That is Transit Administrator Kevin Pigors, he...
Local Resident Amarrion Demeir Isom Found Guilty of Murder on West Boone Street
A Marshalltown man has been found guilty of murder. The crime took place on March 17, 2023, following a 911 call about an injured individual at 618 West Boone Street. The victim, 27-year-old Isaiah Montell Forest, was pronounced dead at the scene due to a gunshot wound, as confirmed by an autopsy.
Dengler Domain: Art
In a world where everything goes as fast as possible, time should be taken to appreciate parts of life which are not meant to be commodified. This means art, specifically, is done as a passion whether it is painting, drawings, writing, or performing. Some are lucky enough to create art...
Arts Students at MHS Makes Bowls for House of Compassion Luncheon
The House of Compassion does a Soup Bowl Luncheon as a fundraiser each year. That fundraiser is coming up in March, but one unique thing is that the Marshalltown High School Art Students make the bowls for the event. Recently Chad Hammer, Executive Director for the House of Compassion, visited the high school to see the students at work.
Local Bowling Star Sam Kock Qualifies for State Tournament for Third Consecutive Year
Sam Kock, a talented bowler, has qualified for the state tournament after competing in districts at Wayward Social in Marshalltown. He scored a 660 in a 3-game series, averaging 220. Out of eight teams and schools, Sam ranked 4th among 48 bowlers.
Rebels stun Keota again in search of state return!
VAN HORNE — Second verse, same as the first. The Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team beat the previously undefeated Keota in the district finals for the second year in a row, handing the Eagles their first loss of the season with Tuesday’s 67-62 triumph in the Class 1A District 11 championship at Benton Community High School.
Cleaning Lady Arrested
A cleaning lady from Waterloo with a history of stealing from her clients has been arrested along with her roommate, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. 49 year old Sarah Jones was hired to clean the home of an elderly woman in Hudson. On October 31st a neighbor noticed evidence of forced entry at the woman’s home. Moments later Jones’ roommate, 35 year old Jerry Reed, came out of the home. Other neighbors reported seeing Jones leave previously with bags of items. When the woman’s relatives arrived they told police that Jones’ employment had ended a month prior and she should not have been at the house. After reviewing the woman’s finances, relatives found that numerous checks had been made out to Jones for $100 to $200 and cashed. Police believe Reed helped Jones alter some checks, for instance, changing an $85 check to $185. Jones was arrested in January for running a similar scheme in Cedar Falls. In that case she was also given a credit card to purchase $70 of groceries for her client but actually made $500 worth of purchases. In November of 2023 she allegedly cashed checks she had taken from another home she had cleaned.
Waterloo man accused of kicking in door of Coralville apartment
Coralville Police say a Black Hawk County man kicked in an apartment door, then tried to flee from their officers. According to arrest records, 19-year-old A’Lijah Johnson of Waterloo tried to forcefully enter an apartment at Riverview Square on Hayden Fry Way at about 8:30 Tuesday morning. The resident told Johnson to leave. He allegedly refused, then kicked in the door, causing an estimated $500 in damage.
Cedar Falls Residents Invited to Discuss 2024 Street and Alley Reconstruction Projects
The City of Cedar Falls has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the 2024 Street Restoration Project and the 2024 Alley Reconstruction Project. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers Foyer. All community members are welcome to attend. City staff will be present to answer questions and address concerns about the projects.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.06 and $3.09 in Marshalltown as of 2024-02-22. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.270, a week ago the price is $3.278 , according to AAA.