Cedar Valley News

Robbery Investigation

Cedar Falls Police are investigating an alleged robbery at the Metro Mart on Franklin Street Sunday night. An employee reported that a tall man dressed in dark clothing and a mask entered the store with a baseball bat. The man stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register before leaving. Law enforcement searched the […]

Man and His Pet Killed in Fire

A man and his pet dog were killed in a fire in Evansdale on Sunday morning, according to KWWL. Crews were called to the 300 block of Norma Avenue around 8am after a neighbor noticed smoke billowing from the windows of the one-story home. The man and his dog were already deceased when firefighters entered […]

Man Arrested Near Janesville for Shooting at People

A man who fired a gun at a vehicle with people inside was taken into custody near Janesville on Friday night, according to KWWL. Police located Timothy Chisum on Highway 218 near Janesville after he allegedly fled the scene of the shooting in Waterloo around 11:30pm. Police say Chisum threatened two people inside their vehicle […]

Hauer First Female CF Police CPT

Brooke Heuer has been named Cedar Falls Police Captain, becoming the first woman to ever hold that rank, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. She was promoted to the position after Mark Howard was promoted to Police Chief. Heuer has been with the Cedar Falls force since 2000. She has worked every patrol shift […]

Man Arrested for Assault on Convenience Store Employee

A Waterloo man has been arrested for an alleged assault on a convenience store employee back in April, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. According to police an employee at the Kwik Stop on Washington Street asked Damon Schmidt to leave the store around noon on April 23rd. Schmidt is accused of then punching […]

Teen Charged with Arson

A teenage girl has been charged with Arson after a fire destroyed a home in Waterloo, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. Fire crews were called to 328 Edwards Street around 2:20am. When they arrived on scene they found a fire burning on the second floor. They were able to finally extinguish the blaze. […]

W-SR Requested More Spending Authority

Waverly Shell Rock Community Schools has submitted a request to increase their spending authority from the state’s School Budget Review Committee, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. The school has asked to boost their spending authority by more than $219,000 because of a 29.6 increase in pupils in its certified enrollment this fall. They […]

Police Clarify Rumors Regarding Assault on W-SR Campus

The following is the release from the Waverly Police Department about last Wednesday’s assault at W-SR following wrestling practice: On 11/16/2022 at approximately 1753 hrs. the Waverly Police Department responded to the Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, Waverly Officers identified the individuals involved, witnesses, and spoke with W-SR […]

Hoffman Will Continue Serving as Mayor

Waverly mayor Adam Hoffman was recently elected Bremer County Treasurer. Hoffman shared that he will at least finish his term as Waverly mayor even while starting the new position. Per Iowa code there is not a conflict of interest in the two roles.

Farnsworth Appeal Rejected

A Waterloo man convicted of murdering a Mason City man in 2012 has had his most recent appeal rejected and a ruling that returned his bail money to him has also been overturned, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. 33 year old James Farnsworth II was convicted of stabbing 23 year old Ian Decker […]