Author Archives: Mark Morris

BREAKING NEWS: Pre-Dawn Fire Guts Evansdale Home

Authorities are investigating an early morning fire that gutted a home in Evansdale this(Fri) morning. Neighbors called 911 shortly before 4 a.m. to report the blaze in the 800 block of Colleen Ave., and when firefighters arrived the occupant had safely left the house, according to  Chief Ryan Phillips with Evansdale Fire Rescue. The home…Read more »

Police Say Iowa City Shooting an “Isolated” Incident

Police say one person was wounded in a shooting in Iowa City yesterday(Thur) afternoon and say that shooting is unrelated to other recent shootings and social media threats. The shooting happened in the 300 block of Cayman Street. The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to be ok. Police say the shooting…Read more »

City of Waterloo’s Bond Rating Remains Steady at Aa2: Moody’s

Waterloo learned yesterday(Wed) that it’s bond rating will remain at Aa2 for the 9th year in a row. Moody’s Investors Service says the City has solid cash reserves, a stable tax base, and well-managed finances, but also above-average debt and pension burdens, and associated fixed costs, along with lower property values and resident incomes.  Moody’s…Read more »

Waterloo Hires Reinbeck Contractor to Fix Leaking Sanitary Sewer Line

The City of Waterloo has hired a Reinbeck company to fix a sanitary sewer line that’s been leaking into the River for a month. City Engineer Jamie Knutson signed a $262,000 contract this week with Peterson Contractors, Incorporated, to repair the so-called force-main, which has been allowing an estimated 12,000 gallons-a-day of untreated wastewater into…Read more »

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Five Men on Sex Trafficking Charges

A federal grand jury indicted five men who are alleged to have participated in sex trafficking in eastern Iowa and elsewhere. Arrion West, 25, Albert Price, 39, Kendall Streb, 52, Tommy Collins, 40, and Isaiah Patterson, 21, were charged with various offenses related to human trafficking and other crimes. All are in custody and have…Read more »