Missouri Man Charged in Deadly Summer Accident in Northeast Iowa
A Missouri man has been charged in a northeast Iowa incident this past summer that resulted in one person dying. On July 29th, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office responded to Domino Road by the Volga Campground on reports of an accident. Upon investigation, it was discovered that a truck driven by 24-year-old Tucker Baker of St. Joseph, Missouri had accelerated from a parked position at a high rate of speed with two passengers seated on the down tailgate. The two passengers, 24-year-old William Gross and 21-year-old Brett Gross, also from St. Joseph, Missouri, were ejected from the vehicle onto the concrete pavement.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in fredericksburg, IA
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to fredericksburg..
Court of appeals denies new trial to former Independence teacher
Independence, IA- The Iowa Court of Appeals has denied a new trial for a former Independence High School Art Teacher found guilty of sexual exploitation of a student. Radio Iowa reports that Kari Schwartz was convicted in 2021 after a former female student claimed inappropriate conduct back in 2009. A...
Murphy’s Law: the more Cooper DeJean, the better
In this week’s Murphy’s Law, Cooper DeJean fielded a punt, and gave Hawkeye fans the thrill they waited all night to cheer.
Think it was really hot? You're right: Where record highs were set Sunday in Iowa
Sunday was the first day of October, but it didn't feel like sweater weather: Des Moines hit 91 degrees, just missing the record for the day of 92, set in 1976. Still, it has been more than a quarter century since Des Moines hit 90 degrees or higher in the month of October. That last happened in 1997, and before that, it was 1976, said meteorologist Jin Lee of the National Weather Service.
Manchester police make arrest, putting stop to threat of violence at West Delaware High School
MANCHESTER, Iowa (KCRG) - Investigators with the Manchester Police Department said they arrested a juvenile male, putting a stop to potential violence at West Delaware High School this week. In a Facebook post, police said they started investigating along with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Division of Criminal...
Northeast Iowa Police Officer Injured by Wrong Way Driver Who Was Drunk
A northeast Iowa police officer, injured when his squad car was hit by a wrong way driver, has been identified. The Iowa State Patrol says the collision occurred in Bremer County shortly before 8:30 pm Wednesday night near the intersection of US Highway 63 and 260th Street. 52-year-old Denver Police Officer Timothy Jennings was notified of a driver heading north in the southbound lanes of Highway 63.
A warm start to the workweek but cooler temperatures will return
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -It was hot again on Sunday with temperatures in the 80s and 90s across Eastern Iowa for the first day of October. More records were broken Sunday afternoon. Cedar Rapids met the record high temperature of 90 degrees. Waterloo broke the previous record of 91 degrees, set in 1897, with a high of 93 on Sunday.
Reivers' Defense and Special Teams Secure Victory Against Pirates, Keeping Playoff Hopes Alive
On a particularly warm day in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the Reivers of Iowa Western continued their winning streak with a 28-13 win over the Pirates of Independence. Despite the Pirates' robust defense restricting the Reivers to just 89 yards of total offense, the Reivers' defense and special teams managed to secure the win.
Waterloo Police Department arrest man on first degree murder charges
WATERLOO, Iowa — Waterloo Police Department arrested a man on Thursday under murder charges. In a Facebook post sent out by the agency, it stated that officers made the arrest around 7:20 p.m. Corey Crawley, 32, was taken into custody for charges of first degree murder in Scott County.
Iowa neighborhood’s first new grocery store in 50 years bringing ‘real hope’ to community
A new grocery store is bringing new hope for change in Waterloo, Iowa. The $10 million “All-In” project includes a community center, after-school activities and support for formerly incarcerated people. NBC News’ Harry Smith speaks to the developer behind it.
Waterloo Man Wins Huge Prize Off $2 Scratch Ticket
It seems like people in Eastern Iowa really seem to be raking in the dough with these lottery prizes, right? Congratulations are in order for one Waterloo man who ended up bringing home a pretty hefty prize from the Iowa Lottery this week!. Who Won The Prize?. A Waterloo gentleman...
Three St. Joseph men involved in a motor vehicle incident in Iowa
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) According to a press release from the Clayton County, Iowa Sheriff's Department, three St. Joseph men were involved in a motor vehicle accident that lead two of the men to be critically injured. According to the release, on July 29th, 2023 the Clayton County Sheriff's Office received...
Starmont renames gym ‘Cathy Smith Gymnasium’ in honor of long-time employee
ARLINGTON, Iowa (KCRG) - It’s homecoming week at Starmont, which means Cathy Smith is situated at the scorers table. “I got started when my daughters were playing volleyball in junior high,” Smith said. She’s kept that spot warm since 1992 which is when she began keeping score for...
EIOT: Starmont continues incredible comeback season with shutout of Postville
STRAWBERRY POINT, Iowa — A team that was winless just a few seasons ago is now one of the best stories in the state. Starmont beat Postville 57-0 to improve to 5-and-1 this season.
Everything You Need to Know For Waverly Oktoberfest
With fall in full swing, many exciting autumn festivals are going on in Eastern Iowa. One of the most exciting ones in the Cedar Valley is taking place in Waverly next month. That's right...Oktoberfest is returning to Waverly in October!. Waverly Oktoberfest will kick off the second weekend in October...
Wrong-way driver hits police vehicle at low speed in Bremer County crash
DENVER, Iowa (KCRG) - Police in Denver, Iowa said a driver going the wrong way hit an officer’s vehicle when the officer tried to stop them on Wednesday night. Police said they were notified of the wrong-way driver on Highway 63 heading northbound in the southbound lanes at around 8:20 p.m.
2 Arrested for Waterloo Shooting
Two 20 year olds were arrested after a shooting early Wednesday morning, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. Police allege that Dakota Wells and David Myers approached a home around 2:20 a.m. and became involved in an altercation with the man who lives there. Myers allegedly swung a hammer at the man. The man’s wife then stepped in. That is when Wells allegedly pulled a gun and fired two shots. One of those shots hit the upper left thigh of the man. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries not thought to be life threatening. Myers and Wells were pulled over a short time later. Police found a .22 caliber handgun, marijuana, and seven oxycodone pills in the car. Wells was charged with Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury, Reckless Use of a Firearm, Carrying Weapons, Possession of Marijuana, and Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Drug. Myers was charged with Assault While Displaying a Weapon and Carrying Weapons.
Former Nurse Charged with Stealing Drugs
A former nurse at MercyOne/Covenant Hospital in Waterloo has been accused of taking pain medication from at least 50 women in the maternity ward, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. 43 year old Christina Olson, also known as Christina Hovey, has been charged with Acquiring a Controlled Substance by Deception, Adulteration of a Drug with Intent to Defraud and Making False Statements in Health Care Matters. Prosecutors say since January of 2022 Olson would access hydromorphone, fentanyl and oxycodone under the guise of filling orders for patients. She would allegedly keep the drugs for personal use and bill the patients insurance companies. This lasted until March of 2022 when a new father noticed they had been charged for drugs his wife never received. The hospital did a drug test on Olson the next day. She tested positive for opiates and marijuana. She admitted the scheme and relinquished her nursing license in August of 2022.
Market holds Apple Festival
INDEPENDENCE — The Independence Farmers Market’s Apple Festival was well-attended and enjoyed – even if the apple pie contest only drew four entries. No matter, the three winners (and one runner-up who got honorable mention) had fun, though possibly not as much fun as the judges. Market...