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“Bachelor” Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor; Judge has Final Say

An Arlington area farmer who appeared on ABC’s “The Bachelor” several years ago has pleaded guilty in a fatal crash last year near his home. In an agreement with prosecutors announced Tuesday, 36-year-old Chris Soules pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident. The misdemeanor charge carries a…read more »

Waterloo Woman Accused of Killing her Cousin Caught in VA

A Waterloo woman sought in the slaying of her cousin has been taken into custody in eastern Virginia. Iowa authorities say 22-year-old Danaesha Martin was detained yesterday(Tue) in Norfolk, on an Iowa warrant for first-degree murder. Authorities say she played a role in the May 31st shooting death of 22-year-old Shavondes Martin. He’d been acquitted…read more »

Waterloo Council Says No to New PD Funding Source

The Waterloo City Council voted 5 to 1 last(Tues) night to deny the police department another source of revenue to hire new officers – the money generated by tickets issued as a result of automated traffic enforcement cameras.  Council members, all except Bruce Jacobs, feel the ticket proceeds should go for property tax relief, as…read more »

NE Iowa Food Bank Student Food Drive Totals In

The numbers have been tabulated and this year’s Northeast Iowa Food Bank Student Food Drive has brought in 66,172 meals of food and fund donations. Over the last month-and-a-half, students from eight Cedar Valley high schools have hosted fundraisers and brought in food to help support the nearly 46,000 northeast Iowans who struggle with food…read more »

Details of Attempted Charles City Murder Revealed

A Charles City woman has been accused of injecting her mother with insulin in an attempt to kill her. Floyd County authorities say 44-year-old Jennifer Bean is charged with attempted murder. Her attorney didn’t immediately return a message this(Tue) morning from The Associated Press. Bean’s next court hearing is scheduled for Friday. A court document…read more »

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