Cedar Rapids Woman Charged with Arson in Alleged Insurance Scam

A woman has been accused of setting two fires last month in Cedar Rapids. Linn County court records say 48-year-old Carolyn Mittman is charged with two counts of arson. Her next court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 28. Court documents say Mittman told investigators that she’d set a fire Oct. 22 at an apartment and…read more »

Waterloo Council Okays Zoning Change for New Beef Plant

The Waterloo City Council greased the way last(Mon) night for a new, organic beef-processing plant on the old Rath Packing Company site near Vinton and Sycamore Streets, now owned by Crystal Distribution Services.  Council members approved Crystal’s request to rezone the property from M-1 Light Manufacturing to M-2, or Heavy Manufacturing. The council agreed to…read more »

Saturday Night Gunfire in Waterloo

Waterloo police continue to investigate a shooting that occurred just before 8 o’clock Saturday night in the 600 block of Dawson Street. No one was hit, but the residents told police they were watching TV when someone outside began firing.  One bullet pierced the front door, another hit the home just under a window, and…read more »

Two-County Chase Ends in Arrest of Raymond Resident

A Raymond man will face a long list of traffic charges, after leading Buchanan County Sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement personnel on a high-speed chase through two counties early Saturday night. When authorities tried to pull over 36-year old Anthony Amundson for a traffic violation north of Jesup, he took off, leading a parade…read more »

Rezoning Matters Dominate Waterloo, CF Council Agendas

The Waterloo City Council will hold several public hearings tonight(Mon), one of which concerns a rezoning request by Crystal Distribution Services, so it can build a meat-processing facility south of its office and cold storage at Vinton & Sycamore Streets.  The Planning, Programming and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the request. Council members will…read more »

BHCo Deputies Solve Washburn Burglaries with Four Arrests

Black Hawk County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested four Evansdale residents on theft and drug charges, following an investigation into several burglaries in the Washburn area, including searches of 1215 Lake Street and 330 Norma Avenue, both in Evansdale.  Authorities say those searches turned up stolen property from the Washburn break-ins, as well as property from…read more »

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