Waterloo News - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Anthony Tronca, 43, of Waterloo Anthony Tronca, 43, of Waterloo

Body found in Waterloo, police search for AJT Auto Repair owner

Updated:

Waterloo Police are searching for the owner of a local auto repair shop in connection with the disappearance of a Waterloo man and the discovery of a body near Highway 218. More>>

Discipline vs. Child Abuse

Updated:

It's the question that is being asked all across the country tonight - including right here in Iowa. When it comes to disciplining our children, how far is too far? It took a major NFL star to be indicted on child abuse charges to renew the conversation. The pictures tell the story - a four year old - beaten with a switch. Cuts and bruises to his back, buttocks, ankles, legs, scrotum - and defensive wounds to his hand. His father, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, admits he gave... More>>

Quad amputee Taylor Morris and girlfriend Danielle get engaged

Updated:

Cedar Falls veteran Taylor Morris and his long-time girlfriend Danielle Kelly are engaged. More>>

UPDATE: Waterloo teen arrested in weekend shooting

Updated:

Police have taken a teenager into custody after a shooting Saturday that injured a Waterloo man. More>>

Senator Bernie Sanders makes stops in Iowa

Updated:

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont made several appearances in Iowa this weekend. More>>

UNI students stand against violence Video included

Updated:

The video of Ray Rice punching his then girlfriend is still circulating days after it was released. Students at the University of Northern Iowa spent the weekend speaking out against his actions and violence in general. More>>

Police investigation at Waterloo business

Updated:

Crime scene tape has surrounded a Waterloo business - but police are releasing very little information as to why. More>>

Experts offer tips for choosing childcare providers on heels of sexual abuse allegations in daycare Video included

Updated:

The future of an in-home daycare is in the hands of investigators after a man is accused of sexually abusing a child inside. Court documents filed in Black Hawk County show Bradley Yousse took a 7-year-old girl to a basement bathroom in his Waterloo home and sexually abused her. More>>

2014 Waterloo trick or treat hours released

Updated:

Halloween Trick or Treat hours have officially been set for Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. More>>

Health Plus: Free Dental Clinics Video included

Updated:

Trips to the dentist are not always enjoyable, and some would argue the visits are rather expensive, especially for those without healthcare coverage. More>>

Eighth graders remember 9/11 Video included

Updated:

While many of us experienced a world before 9/11, there are many who have not or are too young to remember. More>>

Waterloo man accused of sex abuse at in-home daycare Video included

Updated:

A Waterloo man is accused of sexually abusing a child at an in-home daycare. More>>

Cedar Falls: Avoid Cedar River due to infected water

Updated:

The City of Cedar Falls says people should avoid the Cedar River south of the water reclamation facility after the ultra-violet disinfection system failed early Thursday afternoon.
More>>

Keep plants covered to protect them from frost, say experts Video included

Updated:

When temperatures get down to the upper 30s, employees at Wapsie Pines Nursery recommend covering plants to protect them from frost. More>>

Soup cook-off in Waverly benefits domestic violence awareness

Updated:

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family (CVFF) will host its 2nd-annual Domestic Violence Awareness Soup Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More>>

Scratch among brands vying for $5K Battle of the Brands' prize

Updated:

Today marks the last day to vote for Lessing-Flynn Advertising's 5th annual "Battle of the Brands" contest. More>>

National Cattle Congress Fair kicks off Thursday

Updated:

The 104th-annual National Cattle Congress Fair starts Thursday and lasts through the weekend. More>>

Cedar Valley Bend Humane Society to host pet walk

Updated:

On Sunday Sept. 14th, the Cedar Valley Bend Humane Society will host the "Honor and Memorial Pet Tribute Walk.
More>>

UNI to offer Master of Arts in science education

Updated:

The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Arts in science education program that begins in summer 2015, with an optional spring 2015 jump start. More>>

Cedar Falls voters reject school bond proposal Video included

Updated:

Voters in Cedar Falls rejected a big proposal that would've overhauled the school district. More>>

Senator Bernie Sanders to visit W'loo, DBQ, and DSM

Updated:

Senator Bernie Sanders will be making stops in Iowa this coming weekend. More>>

Cedar Falls police look for help in solving recent thefts

Updated:

The Cedar Falls Police Department is asking for your help in solving two recent thefts. More>>

Artist to create painted 'freedom rock' in Cedar Falls

Updated:

A Greenfield artist known for painting patriotic scenes on large boulders has agreed to create another freedom rock in Cedar Falls. More>>

UPDATE: Volunteers in Waterloo reach 78 former students

Updated:

Over the weekend, dozens of volunteers went door-to-door trying to make contact with more than 100 students who have stopped going to class. More>>

UPDATE: 'Unprecedented' turnout in Cedar Falls for 'no' vote Video included

Updated:

The Cedar Falls Community School District will have to go back to the drawing board. More>>

DECISION 2014: Polls close; what's at stake

Updated:

The polls are closed Tuesday for several special school elections in eastern Iowa, and KWWL has complete coverage tonight. Find out what's on the ballot and check out all sample ballots here: More>>

Domestic violence advocates say athletes, coaches have voice Video included

Updated:

The situation surrounding former NFL player Ray Rice is sparking conversations across American about domestic violence. More>>

UNI heads for a weekend in paradise Video included

Updated:

For the first time in Panther history, the team is traveling to Honolulu, Hawaii for non-conference play. More>>

Ames spoils Pat Mitchell ceremony for Cedar Falls 24-10

Photo by Phil Hunt for KWWL Photo by Phil Hunt for KWWL
Updated:

A big game in the UNI-Dome as Ames would pay a visit to Cedar Falls. More>>

Waterloo East loses to Des Moines Hoover, 49-14

Photo by Mat Chapman for KWWL Photo by Mat Chapman for KWWL
Updated:

Waterloo East hosted Des Moines Hoover for their home opener as both teams looked to notch their first win of the season. More>>

Schools wary of respiratory virus Video included

Updated:

A virus that has sent more more than 1000 children to the hospital has been reportedly found in Iowa. Enterovirus EV-D68 causes symptoms like the common cold in most people, but can cause breathing difficulties in children and those with asthma and compromised immune systems. More>>

Seasonal business ready for Fall Video included

Updated:

Many seasonal businesses which focus on Fall aren't even open yet but say they anticipate cooler weather causing more interest for what they do. More>>

Someone You Should Know: Chuck Stilwill Video included

Updated:

After 44 years of dedication to the Waterloo Community Playhouse, the man calling many of the shots now calls it a day. More>>

One person arrested after rollover accident

Updated:

A rollover accident in Cedar Falls led to criminal charges for one person Sunday night. More>>

Breakfast in Waverly to support Veterans

Updated:

On Saturday, Sept 13 the Waverly Area Veterans Post will be hosting a community breakfast from 7:30-10:00 a.m. More>>

Hearst Center hosts new 2-D and 3-D exhibit

Updated:

From Sept. 6-Nov. 23, the Hearst Center for the Arts will be hosting a new two-dimensional and three-dimensional exhibit. More>>

Volunteers go door-to-door to get students back in school Video included

Updated:

It was a different kind of door-to-door campaign in Waterloo on Saturday -- one with people on a mission to get kids back in school. More>>

UPDATE: Operation Locate Canceled

Updated:

Waterloo Police are issuing an Operation Locate Alert for 16-year-old Gebryia Hayes.
More>>

Police talk about training for people with mental health diagnoses Video included

Updated:

Many people have asked how law enforcement agencies are equipped to handle run-ins with people who have a mental health diagnosis after Thursday's interview with the Harreld family. More>>

Waterloo East track closed for two weeks

Updated:

Waterloo East High School says their track is closed for two weeks due to renovations. More>>

US returns 9 stolen Cabrera paintings to Peru

The U.S. has returned nine stolen 18th-century paintings by Mexican artist Miguel Cabrera to the government of Peru. More>>

Line-Up announced for 2014 National Cattle Congress Fair

Updated:

The National Cattle Congress Fair dates are set for September 11th – September 14th with the traditional "Kids Day" on Sept. 12th.Thursday's opening night will be bike night with rock Legends TESLA performing at McElroy Auditorium after the opening band, The New Black 7.According to a press release from the National Cattle Congress, the 2014 fair is providing $70,000.00 in free entertainment on the grounds during the fair.Livestock shows continue to be a major focus for the fair.More than 300... More>>

Health Plus: Kids Eye Safety Video included

Updated:

Dr. David Neill is an optometrist at Covenant Medical Center. Sometimes he'll see patients who are younger than one year old, but usually, kids' first eye exams take place before their first year of school. More>>

Parents of children who ate school lunches could be eligible for a refund

Updated:

Thousands of parents who paid for lunch for their children could be eligible for a refund. If you bought a school lunch at one of the affected schools from January, 2000 to August, 2014 you could be eligible. More>>

Lane closures to occur on Highway 218 in La Porte City Friday

Updated:

The Iowa Department of Transportation says there will be intermittent lane closures on Highway 218 in La Porte City on Friday. More>>

Waterloo man charged with murder in Aug. 2 death of Gary Wilson

Updated:

Police have officially charged a man with murder in the shooting death of another Waterloo man. More>>

news alert

1 injured after car, train collide in Waterloo

The scene of a car/train crash at East Fourth and Dane streets in Waterloo on Thursday. The scene of a car/train crash at East Fourth and Dane streets in Waterloo on Thursday.
Updated:

One person was injured after a train collided with a car on the railroad tracks Thursday in Waterloo. More>>

Waterloo Police investigate more shots fired on Argyle Street

Updated:

Waterloo Police are investigating another shots-fired call on Argyle Street. More>>

Eastern Iowa Panera Bread locations to donate 10% of sales to local food banks

Updated:

Eastern Iowa Panera Bread locations will be donating 100% of their sales on Thursday, September 4th, to local Feeding America member food banks, when customers present the fundraising flyer or mention Hunger Action Month while ordering. More>>

Experts: Stop hackers with strong passwords Video included

Updated:

Hundreds of intimate celebrity photos were stolen and leaked on the internet this week, and security experts say that tech vulnerability could affect you as well.  More>>

Thieves steal identity from Waverly man's obituary, widow speaks out Video included

Updated:

Identity thieves will do just about anything to steal someone's life -- even after death. More>>

Jesup man injured in rollover crash

Updated:

A Jesup man was hospitalized after a crash near Jesup. More>>

Cedar Falls police ask for help identifying theft suspects

Updated:

The Cedar Falls Police Department is asking for your help in identifying two people suspected in thefts from Wal-Mart and Kwik Star. More>>

City Engineer: 4th Street bridge closed in Waterloo for 8 weeks Video included

Updated:

A detour has hit a bridge that sees plenty of traffic, and Waterloo's City Engineer expects it to be closed for eight weeks. More>>

Thieves target Evansdale business twice Video included

Updated:

An Evansdale business is suffering after being burglarized twice in one week. More>>

Waterloo Schools offer new 24-hour phone line

Updated:

Waterloo Schools have created a new phone line that is open 24 hours a day for citizens to call regarding questions or concerns they have. More>>

2 injured in Black Hawk County crash

Updated:

Two people are injured after a crash in Black Hawk County Tuesday morning. More>>

Caribou Coffee in Cedar Falls to offer 100 customers free coffee for a year

Updated:

Caribou Coffee plans to open a new coffeehouse in Cedar Falls on Thursday, Sept. 4. More>>

Speaker at UNI discusses affirmative action

Updated:

On Thursday, Sept. 11, author and public speaker Sheryll Cashin will visit the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education (CME) to discuss her new book. More>>

Special election proposed after mayor's resignation Video included

Jason Manus Jason Manus
Updated:

Some Oelwein residents are calling for a special election after their mayor was accused of sexual abuse, and resigned. More>>

Name released in New Hampton standoff arrest

Updated:

New Hampton Police released the name of the man arrested in Sunday's standoff.Police say Nelson Hershberger, age 23, was charged with reckless use of a firearm, aggravated domestic abuse assault and child endangerment.He was arrested after a two-hour standoff on South Walnut Avenue early Sunday morning.Previous story:http://www.kwwl.com/story/26414663/2014/08/31/new-tactical-team-responds-to-new-hampton-shots-fired-call More>>

U.S. military operation targets Islamic extremist group in Somalia

Updated:

In a Labor Day military operation in Somalia, U.S. forces targeted the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic extremist group, al-Shabaab, network, the Pentagon reported late Monday.Pentagon spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said the U.S. was assessing the results and would provide more information when appropriate. No further details were available.The U.S. action comes just one day after Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital city of Mogadishu. That facili... More>>

Joni Ernst to visit Waterloo on Tuesday

Updated:

Joni Ernst, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, has announced that she will be in Waterloo on Tuesday to attend a roundtable discussion with senior citizens.
More>>

  • Sign Up for Daily Headlines and Breaking News

    Stay up to date with breaking news and daily headlines from KWWL.

    * denotes required fields


    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
  • KWWL News Tip

    News tip or story idea for us? Tell us here:

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks! We have received your tip and will pass it along to our KWWL reporters.

  • PanthersMore>>

  • UNI Panthers fall short against Hawaii

    UNI Panthers fall short against Hawaii

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:17:21 GMT
    It wasn't quite paradise for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers in their match against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Saturday in Honolulu.More >>
    It wasn't quite paradise for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers in their match against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Saturday in Honolulu. More >>
  • Panther rally falls short at Hawaii

    Panther rally falls short at Hawaii

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:51:49 GMT
    Steven Lakalaka rushed for a career-high 124 yards and a touchdown as Hawaii beat Northern Iowa 27-24 Saturday.The Rainbow Warriors (1-2) rushed for 148 yards against the Panthers (0-2) and also saw their defense and special teams put points on the board.Defensive lineman Beau Yap opened the scoring by recovering a UNI fumble in the end zone and Tyler Hadden had a field goal in each half.Lakalaka shouldered the load with standout Joey Iosefa out with a fractured ankle suffered in a loss to Or...More >>
    Steven Lakalaka rushed for a career-high 124 yards and a touchdown as Hawaii beat Northern Iowa 27-24 Saturday.The Rainbow Warriors (1-2) rushed for 148 yards against the Panthers (0-2) and also saw their defense and special teams put points on the board.Defensive lineman Beau Yap opened the scoring by recovering a UNI fumble in the end zone and Tyler Hadden had a field goal in each half.Lakalaka shouldered the load with standout Joey Iosefa out with a fractured ankle suffered in a loss to Or...More >>
  • UNI Football gets adjusted to Hawaii

    UNI Football gets adjusted to Hawaii

    UNI Football gets adjusted to Hawaii

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:37:52 GMT
    Wednesday morning--the Northern Iowa Panthers left the mainland for their long trek in search of a victory.More >>
    Wednesday morning--the Northern Iowa Panthers left the mainland for their long trek in search of a victory.More >>

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.