Chicago Man Gets 25 Years for Trying to Kill Wife in Dubuque

A Chicago man accused of trying to kill his estranged wife has been sentenced to 25 years in an Iowa prison. 51-year-old Clifford Smiley was sentenced Monday. He’d entered an Alford plea to a charge of attempted murder.  In an Alford plea, a person doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges there is enough evidence for a…read more »

Buffalo Center Nursing Home Fined $77,000 for Deficient Care

BUFFALO CENTER, Iowa (AP) – The federal government has fined an Iowa nursing home nearly $77,500 over deficiencies in care for residents. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services notified Timely Mission in Buffalo Center about the fine on Friday. The letter cites findings from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, which surveyed the…read more »

CFNEIA Announces Grants to Waterloo Neighborhoods

As various Waterloo neighborhoods prepare to celebrate National Night Out, tonight(Tues), the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is announcing it’s awarding grants to three of those areas through its Bringing Neighbors Together program. The awards — $1,600 to the Church Row Neighborhood, $1,400 to the West Central Neighborhood, and $1,000 to the We Care Neighborhood…read more »

Crime-Fighting Concept, “National Night Out,” Tonight

City officials in Waterloo will hop on a MET bus and tour about a dozen block parties and barbecues, as part of National Night Out Festivities this(Tues) evening. Among the Waterloo neighborhood associations participating in the 34-year old crime prevention effort are Liberty Park, Church Row, Edison School, West Central, Unity, Neighbors for Life, Maples,…read more »

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