Marion Area Fire Damages Outbuilding, Destroys Hay

No one was injured but it took several Marion-area fire departments to knock down a hay fire in an outbuilding in Linn County this(Mon) morning. The initial call went out just before 8 o’clock and by 9:10 the blaze near Cottage Grove Parkway and Highway-13 was under control. No word yet on what started it…read more »

Downing Ave. Standoff in Waterloo Ends in Arrest

UPDATE:  Waterloo police were able to talk a former Cedar Rapids man out of a home on Downing Avenue this(Fri)  morning,  following a domestic dispute that led to a standoff. Police say no one was hurt in the standoff. Waterloo police haven’t released the name of the man who was detained in the standoff at…read more »

Lawyers for Convicted Waterloo Killer Say Jurors’ Racial Comments Should Pave the Way for New Trial

Attorneys are seeking a new trial for a black Waterloo teenager convicted of murder after a juror reported other members of the jury made racially-charged comments before the conviction. Jurors testified yesterday(Thur) about comments allegedly made last year during the trial of 18-year-old Doncorrion Spates. He was found guilty of murder in the 2016 shooting…read more »

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