Iowa City Woman Charged with Theft from Local Baptist Church

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A 23-year-old woman has been accused of stealing from an Iowa City church. Authorities say Markell Leach, who lives in Iowa City, is charged with felony theft and unauthorized use of a credit card.  Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for her. Records say…read more »

Waterloo Council to Revisit Fireworks Code, Zoning

The Waterloo City Council will kick off a series of meetings this(Tues) afternoon at 3:55 with a work session on the fireworks zoning ordinance and code.   After that, members will review an ordinance which would increase storm water fees. During the regular meeting, which begins at 5:30, the council will be asked to apply for…read more »

UPDATE…..More Known Now about Linn Co. Farm Building Fire

KXEL News has obtained a few more details about that Marion-area outbuilding fire this(Mon) morning. Crews from Marion, West Bertram, Mt. Vernon and Springville were dispatched shortly after 7:45 am to the Greg and Terry Churchill farm at 1774 Cottage Grove Parkway, near Highway-13, for an outbuilding fire. The barn was used to store hay…read more »

Teen Girls Accused of Beating, Robbing Third Teen at WWHS

Two girls…one from Cedar Rapids and the other from Waterloo…have been arrested in connection with a January 10th attack on a 16-year old girl in the Waterloo West High School parking lot. 18-year old Ashanti Phillips of Cedar Rapids has been charged with first degree robbery.  A judge set her bond at $25,000.   The other…read more »

Waterloo Man Arrested for Shooting Outside Downtown Strip Club

Police arrested a Waterloo man early yesterday(Sun),  after witnesses say he fired several shots from a handgun into the air in the 300 block of Jefferson Street and then drove off. Officers responded first, around 2:10 Sunday morning, to Flirt’s Gentlemen’s Club downtown, where they found several shell casings. After talking to other customers, they…read more »

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