Waterloo Bank Robber Denied Motion to Rescind Plea

 A Waterloo man can’t take back his plea in a 2017 bank robbery case.  54-year old Steven Sisk pleaded guilty in June to federal robbery charges in the August 2017 holdup at Regions Bank in downtown Waterloo.  He then asked for a new attorney and attempted to rescind the plea, arguing his old attorney hadn’t…read more »

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Iowa October Jobless Rate Up a Tick from September

Iowa’s official government unemployment rate rose slightly in October to 2.6% but remains among the lowest in the nation. Iowa Workforce Development reported Tuesday that the rate climbed from 2.5% in September. The unemployment rate also was higher than a year ago, when the figure was 2.4%. Iowa’s unemployment rate is tied for the fourth…read more »

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City of Waterloo to be Audited by the State Next April

Councilman-at-Large Steve Schmitt brought up the topic at last(Mon) night’s Waterloo City Council meeting.  State Auditor Rob Sand’s office has told the City that it will be audited next April, one year after a citizens’ group requested it. The council last(Mon) night also unanimously approved a development agreement, site plan, and 12 years worth of…read more »


Riverside Man Accused of Iowa City Home Invasion

An eastern Iowa man is accused of breaking into an Iowa City home, then sexually assaulting and physically abusing a woman there. 33-year-old Nikolas Petersen, of Riverside, faces charges of second-degree sexual abuse, first- and second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, domestic abuse or assault impeding air causing injury, child endangerment, and violation of a no-contact or…read more »

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