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Scam Targeting Seniors

Scams come in many different forms but many of them target an older generation and their money. SHIIP Counselor Linda Pruin talks about one scam going around. Pruin says another scam going around involves a cheek swab that will determine family ancestry or disease likelihood. The best way to avoid being scammed is to never […]

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Man Sentenced for Deadly 2016 Crash

A man has been give five years of probation for the deaths of his 41-year-old brother and another man who were riding in his pickup truck when it crashed near Clarksville. The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports that 47-year-old Matthew DeWitt was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison, suspended, and ordered to pay $150,000 […]

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Child Caught with AR-15 in Waterloo

Waterloo Police were called to the scene of three juveniles carrying an AR-15 on Monday, according to KWWL. When police arrived in the area of W 6th and Allen Streets they observed the males with what appeared to be a pillow. When they approached the group, the juveniles fled on foot. Officers chased the one […]

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Latino Heritage Month

Sunday kicked off Latino Heritage month, and some big events are planned for Iowa’s capital city for tomorrow. Executive Officer of the office overseeing Latino Affairs of Iowa, Sonia Reyes-Snyder, who fills us in on all those details For more information on all the events celebrating Latino Heritage Month, you can visit humanrights.iowa.gov.

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Soash Discusses Cost of Proposed Ball Fields

As discussions on new baseball diamonds near the soccer complex in Waverly progresses forward, those in charge of Champions Ridge insist they are still confident of getting diamonds there. According to Mayor Dean Soash the Champions Ridge project would cost around $3.5 million to excavate and other work to prep the area for above ground […]

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Isle Reacts to Sports Betting Success

As we mentioned Monday, $8.5 million in wagers/bets has already been spent in the first month since sports wagering has been legal here in Iowa. Waterloo’s Isle Casino Director of marketing operations, Jill Mejia, shares her thoughts. In the past month, legal sports wagering has earned an extra $145,000 in tax revenues for the state.

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Waverly Oktoberfest Has Vision for the Future

Friday, September 27th will kick off the Oktoberfest celebration which continues to grow each year here in Waverly. Councilman Brian Birgen shares his vision for the future. For more information, you can go to the Oktoberfest Waverly Facebook page.  

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Sports Betting is Off to Fast Start in Iowa

More than $8.5 million was wagered in the first month of sports betting at 13 participating casinos in Iowa, including the Isle in Waterloo. Ames station WOI reports that figures release by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission show the state reaped nearly $146,000 in tax revenue from the wagers on sports events. The report […]

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Plainfield Couple Arrested for Meth

The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant last Wednesday leading to the arrest of two individuals. The warrant was executed around 8:45pm at 514 Center Street in Plainfield. During the search methamphetamine was found. 39 year old Kevin Knight and 32 year old Ashley Knight were both charged with possession of a […]

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Cedar Falls Apartment Fire

The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department responded to a fire at an 18-plex apartment building at 3223 Scenic Drive in Cedar Falls at 10:48 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. 14 public safety officers and firefighters immediately responded to the fire and crews kept the flames from spreading to the rest of the building. The […]

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