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Bremer Co. Deputies Bust Aplington Man for FS Burglaries

BREMER COUNTY AUTHORITIES HAVE ARRESTED AN APLINGTON MAN, ACCUSING HIM OF BREAKING INTO AN AGRICULTURAL SERVICES BUSINESS IN JANESVILLE IN MAY AND AGAIN IN JUNE. 39-YEAR OLD MATTHEW PIES HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF THIRD DEGREE BURGLARY, TWO COUNTS OF THIRD DEGREE THEFT, AND ONE COUNT EACH OF THIRD AND FOURTH DEGREE CRIMINAL…read more »

CR Construction Trailer Fire Injures Two

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say two men were injured by a fire at a construction trailer in Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department said in a news release that firefighters were dispatched around 3:40 p.m. Saturday. They found the trailer engulfed in flames, which had spread to a nearby wooden fence and…read more »

Waterloo Council to Consider Plans for Huge Warehouse

THE WATERLOO CITY COUNCIL WILL KICK OFF A SERIES OF MEETINGS THIS(MON) AFTERNOON AT 4:10 WITH A WORK SESSION ON A PROPOSED $72,000 AGREEMENT WITH VANDEWALLE AND ASSOCIATES FOR URBAN PLANNING SERVICES.   THE MADISON, WISCONSIN FIRM HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THE CITY FOR CLOSE TO 20 YEARS ON DOWNTOWN PROJECTS. THE COUNCIL WILL ALSO GET…read more »

Family & Children’s Council to Hold Vigil Wednesday

THERE’LL BE A COMMUNITY VIGIL HELD IN WATERLOO THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. AMANDA GOODMAN OF THE FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S COUNCIL OF BLACK HAWK COUNTY SAYS SHE ORGANIZED THE EVENT TO REMIND US TO REMEMBER THE STORIES OF THOSE WHO ARE MISSING OR  HAVE BEEN DENIED JUSTICE, PEOPLE LIKE MOLLIE TIBBETTS, JAKE WILSON, AND ELIZABETH COLLINS AND…read more »

New Sabula/Savanna Bridge Delayed Again

SABULA, Iowa (AP) – Work on a new bridge connecting Iowa and Illinois has been delayed by high water in the Mississippi River. The February closure of the bridge at Sabula for safety concerns stopped access to the U.S. 52/Illinois 64 bridge over the river to Savanna, Illinois. Drivers have since been making a 36-mile…read more »

Polk Co. Judge Rules Against Parts of Iowa Voter I.D. Law

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says he’ll challenge a temporary injunction placed on parts of the state’s new voter ID law. Pate says in a statement released last(Wed) night that he’s “disappointed” in the decision by Polk County Judge Karen Romano. Pate says he’ll appeal it to the Iowa Supreme Court. Pate defended the…read more »

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