Fires Damage Homes in Evansdale and Reinbeck Last Night

Fire department crews from Evansdale, Gilbertville, Raymond, Reinbeck and Grundy Center battled two separate house fires last(Tues) night. In Evansdale, Police Chief Jeff Jensen says a fire that heavily damaged a home in the 200 block of Morris Avenue is being investigated as “suspicious,” because of what Jensen called “issues,” at the home earlier in…read more »

Convicted Attempted Murderer Anna Bunch Dead at 56

A former Waterloo woman serving a decades-long prison sentence in Mitchellville for attempted murder, has died.   Anna Bunch was 56. Black Hawk County court records say Judge Kellyann Lekar sentenced Bunch to up to 50 years, after she was convicted of shooting a gun at her brother and sister, after luring them to her…read more »

10 Injured in Rural Traffic Accident Northwest of Forest City

Authorities say at least 10 people were taken to hospitals after a collision on a rural road in northern Iowa. The crash occurred just after 3 o’clock yesterday(Tues) morning, about 5 miles northwest of Forest City. Authorities say a southbound vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a northbound vehicle. Iowa State Patrol investigators…read more »

Linn County Elected Officials Sworn in Today

Five elected officials in Linn County took the oath-of-office this(Wed) morning during a ceremony in the Board of Supervisors room at the county’s Public Service Center in Cedar Rapids. Three of those sworn in today are returning Supervisors Stacey Walker of District-1, Ben Rogers of the 2nd District, and Brent Oleson of District-3. In addition,…read more »

Attorney Mark Fisher Named Linn County’s Newest Magistrate

Mark Fisher has been appointed by the Linn County Magistrate Appointing Commission. He succeeds Cynthia Finley, who was recently appointed as a district associate judge. Fisher will start hearing cases on January 14. The county’s newest magistrate graduated from Arizona State in 2004 and went on to earn a law degree from the University of…read more »

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