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Testimony in Robbery/Murder Trial of Quintarius Brown Continues

17-year old Terrion Gamblin told a Black Hawk County jury yesterday(Tues) how he stood outside while his friend robbed a Waterloo man at his home and then shot him, in 2017.     On trial for first-degree robbery and first-degree murder in the death of 39-year old Cedrick “Skee” Craft is 18-year old Quintarius Brown of Waterloo.    …read more »

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Sanders, Buttigieg Campaigns Beat Deadline, Ask for Partial Recanvasses

Bernie Sanders’ and Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaigns filed requests Monday for a partial recanvass of the results of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses.     Three local precincts are among the 142 precincts cited.     Sanders has requested a recanvass for Black Hawk County, Ward 2, Precinct 4, which caucused at the UAW Local 838 Hall in Waterloo.     Buttigieg has…read more »

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BHCo Auditor Veeder to Seek 9th Term

Grant Veeder of Waterloo is seeking another term as Black Hawk County’s auditor.  If he wins, it would be his ninth straight. Veeder announced his plans to run in the Nov. 3rd general election to retain the job he’s held since first being elected in 1988. He will run for the Democratic nomination in the…read more »

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Waterloo Council Votes to Decommission Runway 6-24, but Winter and Upcoming Repair Project Buys Airport Commission More Time

The Waterloo City Council voted unanimously last(Mon) night to shut down runway 6-24.     Airport Director Keith Kaspari had supported closing what is the shortest of the airport’s three runways, because it’s in poor condition, ineligible for federal repair grants and handled less than 3 percent of the airport’s takeoffs and landings…but the move continues to…read more »

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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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