Author Archives: Mark Morris

Waterloo Council Hears from Airport Users, Decides to Put Off Voting on Runway Shutdown

Waterloo Council Hears from Airport Users, Decides to Put Off Voting on Runway Shutdown

It’s been discussed and debated for years, but one-of-the-three Waterloo Regional Airport runways…the shorter one they call “6-24,”…has avoided being shut down by the city council, at least for the next three weeks. Airport Director Keith Kaspari is recommending that the 78-year old strip, which was re-built 39 years ago, be de-commissioned due to its…Read more »

Waterloo Man Convicted of Escape from Work-Release Center

Waterloo Man Convicted of Escape from Work-Release Center

A Waterloo man who fled from a halfway house after serving prison time for a federal firearm charge has been found guilty of escape.  Authorities said 35-year old Lonnel Porter had checked out of the Waterloo Reentry Release Center to attend work on Sept. 16.  When corrections officials checked at his job, they found he…Read more »

Two Injured When Helicopter Crashes in Independence

Two Injured When Helicopter Crashes in Independence

A helicopter crash in Independence yesterday(Tues) afternoon occurred when the copter collided with a hangar and a parked aircraft, according to a Federal Aviation Administration notice. The FAA release indicated there were two people on board, with one suffering minor injuries and the other whose condition was unknown. The crash  occurred during a flying lesson.…Read more »

Monday Waterloo Shooting Injures One

Monday Waterloo Shooting Injures One

One person was injured in a shooting yesterday(Mon) afternoon in Waterloo. Not many details have been released, but police and paramedics were called to an apartment building in the 200 block of E. Fifth St. about 3:45 p.m. and found a man with a gunshot wound. Medics with Waterloo Fire Rescue took the man to…Read more »