Cedar Valley News

Colson Explains Decision to Leave

Wartburg President Darrel Colson announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of the school year. Colson explained why now, at the end of his 13th year, is the right time to leave. Wartburg College will soon launch a nationwide search to find its 18th president. You can listen to Colson’s entire interview from […]

Waterloo Roof Fire

A fire broke out on the roof of a building in Waterloo Thursday, according to KWWL. Officials say two men were resealing tar on the roof of a building on East 4th Street and had a batch of tar heating up when the fire broke out. The fire caused a large plume of black smoke. […]

Murder Conviction Upheld

The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of a Waterloo man, according to KWWL. 30 year old Armando Adame III was convicted of shooting 28 year old Michael Johns on a rural road in Floyd County back on October 25th of 2017 after the two had driven around the state trying to […]

Man Suing Waterloo Police

A man who was paralyzed when a Waterloo police officer shot him in April is suing the officer, who has not been named. Marcelino Alvarez-Victoriano contends the shooting was not justified. Authorities say a police officer shot Alvarez-Victoriano after he pointed a pellet gun that looked like a shotgun at two Black Hawk County sheriff’s […]

Wartburg President Announces Upcoming Retirement

The following was sent to the Wartburg College community from President Darrel Colson: Dear Students, Colleagues, Alumni, and Friends of Wartburg College, With deeply mixed feelings, I write to share a bit of news. Earlier this week, I informed the Board of Regents that when my current contract concludes at the end of June 2022, […]

Meth Arrest

A Cedar Falls man has been arrested after police found methamphetamine in his vehicle. Officers pulled over 63 year old Daniel Wilson on Monday for an inoperable brake light. After an interview with Wilson, police located 13 grams of methamphetamine. Wilson was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver, Using a Vehicle for Prohibited Acts, […]

Wente Has Nursing License Reactivated

A nurse with several allegations of theft, drug and alcohol issues, and endangering patients has had her license reactivated by the Iowa Board of Nursing, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. The license of Casey Wente was reactivated at the board’s August meeting. Wente first faced allegations back in 2005 when the board noted […]

Fatal House Fire

On September 22, 2021, at approximately 4:04 a.m., Cedar Falls Fire Rescue was dispatched to a residential fire at 616 West 1st Street in Cedar Falls. Dispatch had received reports of flames coming from the back side of the house and that there was heavy smoke. Fire crews arrived on scene and found smoke coming from […]

Local Church Helping Afghan Refuges

The following is from the church: Cedar Falls Christian Church is holding a clothes drive for the Afghan refugees placed at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin.  Sizes  NEW CLOTHES and near new clothes are being collected through Sunday, October 3, 2021 between the hours of 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM daily.  Financial donations will also be […]

Update on Motorcycle Crash on 218

The following is from the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office: On the morning of Sunday September 19th,, 2021 the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious injury accident involving a motorcycle and truck pulling a camper. The driver of the truck had not been identified. Many news outlets aired this story and urged witnesses to […]