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Late-Night Shooting in Waterloo Claims Two Lives

Two people died in an apparent shooting overnight in Waterloo. Police and paramedics were called to a home at 11-12 W. Second St. just before 11:20 last(Mon) night and found the two dead of what appeared to be gunshot wounds.  A witness also reported seeing someone running from the house. Autopsies are pending to gather…read more »

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Riceville Man Rear-Ends Horse-Drawn Buggy, Charged with OWI

A Riceville man was injured when his horse-drawn buggy was struck by a sport utility vehicle last Friday evening. Medics with Riceville Fire and Ambulance took Christian Bontreger to Mayo Hospital following the collision at 450th and Walnut streets at a few minutes after 6 o’clock,  according to the Iowa State Patrol. The buggy was…read more »

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Accused Killer of Michelle Martinko Goes on Trial Today

The trial for the man accused of killing an 18-year old Cedar Rapids woman more than 40 years ago will begin today(Mon) in Davenport. Jerry Burns, a 66-year-old man from Manchester, is accused of stabbing and killing 18-year-old Michelle Martinko outside Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids.   He has pleaded not guilty. On the evening of…read more »

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