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2 houses hit, no injuries in Waterloo shooting Sunday

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Two houses were hit after shots were fired Sunday night in Waterloo. More>>

Waterloo teacher accused of sexual contact with student

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Serious charges are filed against a Waterloo East High School teacher and coach, who is now out of a job.
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79-year-old Waterloo man missing since Saturday

Richard Taylor, 79, of Waterloo went missing Saturday morning. Richard Taylor, 79, of Waterloo went missing Saturday morning.
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Family and friends are worried they haven't seen or heard from a 79-year-old Waterloo man who uses a pacemaker since this weekend. More>>

Cedar Falls could consider fewer unrelated renters

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The idea of living in a four-bedroom apartment with three unrelated roommates may be coming to a stop in Cedar Falls. More>>

Goodwill closes one store, builds another

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Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa plans to close its store in the Crossroads Center area, and build a new one.For the last 5-6 years Goodwill has been working towards getting away from leased facilities and towards owning their own facilities. The current store in one of the older units in the area, and is very dated, according to a Goodwill employee. There is also current concerns with security issues and safety problems. The store will be less square footage, but according to Chris Hars... More>>

Plane makes emergency landing in Black Hawk County

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A plane made an emergency landing in Black Hawk county Saturday evening after experiencing engine trouble. More>>

Water work in Cedar Falls will affect water pressure Sunday

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A planned equipment update in Cedar Falls will cause low water pressure for some on Sunday. More>>

Misty Morrissey pleads guilty to drug charges

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The mother of one of two girls abducted from an Evansdale lake has pleaded guilty to drug charges. More>>

Black Hawk Dems post links Reagan to white supremacy

The caption added by the Black Hawk County Democrats reads, "One was a white supremacist. The other isn't." The post was later removed. The caption added by the Black Hawk County Democrats reads, "One was a white supremacist. The other isn't." The post was later removed.
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An eastern Iowa Republican group called a recent Facebook post by a local Democratic group on a social media site "offensive," and the Democratic group apologized this week. More>>

Health Plus: Heat safety tips Video included

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Doug Francis sums up the popular phrase from this week: "It is hot." More>>

RAGBRAI rolls into Waverly on Thursday Video included

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It's only right to go All Knight -- that's the slogan -- figuratively, and literally -- painted all over the town of Waverly as it anxiously awaits cyclists. More>>

Black Hawk County 4-H members team up with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank

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The Black Hawk County Fair is underway at the National Cattle Congress Grounds in Waterloo. The 4-H clubs are collaborating with the food bank to fight hunger in the community. More>>

Prairie Walk and Talk

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A Prairie Walk and Talk will be going through the Cedar Hills Sand Prairie.
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Waterloo band to play final concert

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The Waterloo Municipal Band will play their final concert of the season on Thursday, July 24. More>>

Waterloo students selected for Virtual Youth Choir

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Some Waterloo students will find internet fame singing in a video that will premier at the Glasgow 2014 United Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom. More>>

4H clubs push hunger awareness at fair

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\Local 4-H clubs are stepping up support for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank at the Black Hawk County Fair. More>>

Have a fan you aren't using? Salvation Army needs help

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It's extremely hot outside and some people can't afford or don't have air conditioning.
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Waterloo Fire crews pull car from Black Hawk Creek

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Waterloo Fire and Rescue crews were called to Black Hawk Creek, just off of Falls Avenue, early Tuesday afternoon after a car was found floating in the water. More>>

Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair starts Tuesday

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The Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair starts this week in Waterloo.
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UNI brings back homecoming parade after 7-year hiatus

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The University of Northern Iowa is bringing back its annual homecoming parade this year after a seven-year break. More>>

Early RAGBRAI stop peddles advice to eastern Iowa hosts Video included

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As the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa rolls on, Monday featured one of the shortest legs along the route. That's a good thing considering the heat.
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Constable wins Waterloo Open in a sudden-death playoff Video included

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Last year at this time, Donald Constable of Minnesota was struggling mightily in his first year on the PGA tour. On Sunday, Constable won the Waterloo Open championship and the $55,000 first place prize in a playoff with Jeffery Kellen of Oklahoma.
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Waterloo Police Dept. recruiting volunteer officers

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Waterloo area residents are being encouraged to apply to be volunteer police officers.
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Fareway Dietitian: RAGBRAI Nutrition Video included

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During extensive endurance training, an athlete needs proper nutrition before, during and after the workout. Carbohydrates, fat and protein are essential in meeting three main goals:


1. Provide calories


2. Restore glycogen


3. Repair lean body mass
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RAGBRAI riders roll out of Waterloo

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RAGBRAI riders are ready to roll out of Western Iowa Sunday to start the big ride across Iowa. More>>

BBQ takes over downtown Waterloo

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Barbeque lovers from all over brought their appetites to Lincoln Park downtown Waterloo. More>>

Irish Fest 5k Walk & Run Registration Underway

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Registration is underway for the 2014 Irish Fest 5k Walk Run, set for Saturday, August 2, in downtown Waterloo. Participants can register online until July 31 at SignMeUp.com/98690, or by visiting the Irish Fest website at IowaIrishFest.com. The early registration period has concluded, so registration is now $25.00. After the online registration ends July 31, walk/run participants will need to register in person. The 4th annual Irish Fest 5k Walk and Run is just part of the Irish Fest weeken... More>>

Police identify two of four men caught on camera burglarizing Waterloo church Video included

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Police need your help to find and identify four men caught on surveillance video burglarizing and vandalizing Burton Avenue Baptist Church in Waterloo. Two of the suspects are identified as 21-year-old Taylor Gray and 20-year-old Jalan Culpepper. More>>

RAGBRAI means big business for Cedar Falls repairman Video included

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Brent Johnson, owner of Bike Tech in Cedar Falls, has been working around the clock for months.He said RAGBRAI is the busiest time of year for his business doing tune-ups, repairs and selling bikes.Johnson is also going to work with one of ten official RAGBRAI repair trailers that'll help riders on the route."Pretty much everything we do here at the store is what we can see out there, so it's trying to pack a mobile repair department inside a pick-up truck," he said.Johnson said he's prepared... More>>

Waterloo to consider letting police hold vehicles used in crimes

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Waterloo officials may soon consider a proposal that would allow authorities to seize vehicles used in certain crimes and hold them until the owners pay a fine. More>>

Rare albino barred owl undergoing rehab in Cedar Falls Video included

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Linda Nebbe has been rehabilitating animals for decades, but said she's never seen an albino barred owl. More>>

Warrants bring new details in Hogan murder investigation

Shaun Hogan, 36, has been charged with the murder of Crystal Gaffney. Shaun Hogan, 36, has been charged with the murder of Crystal Gaffney.
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Search warrants detail the items seized from the home of Shaun Hogan, a suspect in the murder of a Waterloo woman. According to the warrants, Crystal Gaffney's children were reportedly overheard saying they saw Hogan stab their mother. More>>

Former Covenant employee admits taking photo of naked patient Video included

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A former hospital employee admits she took a photo of a naked patient in Covenant Hospital's emergency room. More>>

Waverly Health Center prepares for RAGBRAI Video included

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RAGBRAI kicks off Sunday with bike riders making their way across the state to the Mississippi River. For the first time in 15 years, Waverly is hosting an overnight stop. The 20,000 RAGBRAI participants will triple the size of the community. The Waverly Health Center is gearing up for the town's overnight stop. More>>

Dan Morrissey appeal of 90-year sentence denied

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The Iowa Court of Appeals has denied Daniel Morrissey's appeal of his 90-year prison sentence on drug-related charges. More>>

UPDATE: Suspected hit-and-run driver found Video included

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UPDATE: Waterloo police say as of Wednesday morning, Juwon Culpepper has been found. More>>

More than 150 tractors to tour Northeast Iowa

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More than 150 tractors will roll into Waverly this week as part of the 7th annual North Iowa Tractor Ride.The ride, presented by Auto Edge of Mason City and hosted by North Iowa Broadcasting, begins on Thursday, July 17th with registration at Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School in Waverly.Students with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) will host the riders and raise money for their school projects.The ride will tour some of the most scenic areas in Northeast Iowa, including winding back a... More>>

Cool temps slow summer staples Video included

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If you can't stand the heat, well, that's not really a problem. More>>

4 children honored as Caring Citizens for saving 8-year-old

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The Waterloo Police Department is honoring four area children for their role in a recent water rescue. More>>

Hospital celebrates with tea party

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Sartori Memorial Hospital will host a 100th Anniversary Tea Party on August 27. More>>

UPDATE: Teen taken into custody in Waterloo retaliation shooting Video included

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A minor was taken into custody after an apparent retaliation from a July 4 incident in which the suspect himself was shot in the back of the leg. More>>

Rasberry Williams, sentence commuted by Gov, paroled Monday

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A Waterloo man who was convicted and served decades for killing a man for a gambling debt and had his sentence commuted by the governor got out of prison today. More>>

Someone You Should Know: Rod Hamer Video included

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After nine years and thousands of volunteer hours, Rod Hamer still gives his time and heart to the American Red Cross.

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Family and friends honor Crystal Gaffney's life Video included

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Family and friends gathered Sunday night in Waterloo to honor the life of Crystal Gaffney. More>>

Nature reserve hosts turtle exhibit

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The Hartman Reserve Nature Center is will host the traveling exhibit "Turtles: Secrets of the Shell." More>>

"Run or Dye" 5K brings hundreds to Waterloo Video included

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Hundreds of people got doused in color dye as the group celebrated the end of the Waterloo "Run or Dye" event. More>>

Evansdale Police Chief 2 years later: "We lost our innocence." Video included

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Sunday marks two years since Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins went missing during a bike ride at Meyers Lake in Evansdale. More>>

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    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.More >>
    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.More >>
  • Professional Boxing coming to Waterloo

    Professional Boxing coming to Waterloo

    Professional Boxing coming to Waterloo

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:36 AM EDT2014-07-25 08:36:18 GMT
    A Waterloo boxer says he is putting up 100 percent of his own money to promote a big night of professional boxing Saturday night August 2nd at the Five Sullivan Brothers' Convention Center. Brandon Marks is promoting an 11 fight card featuring unbeaten Greg Sykes, Mike Plazola and national golden glove competitor Kevin Cruz in his first professional fight among others.Marks said, "Because I put the card together it's going to be the best you have ever seen in the Cedar Valley-- It's going to...More >>
    A Waterloo boxer says he is putting up 100 percent of his own money to promote a big night of professional boxing Saturday night August 2nd at the Five Sullivan Brothers' Convention Center. Brandon Marks is promoting an 11 fight card featuring unbeaten Greg Sykes, Mike Plazola and national golden glove competitor Kevin Cruz in his first professional fight among others.Marks said, "Because I put the card together it's going to be the best you have ever seen in the Cedar Valley-- It's going to...More >>
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    The Orlando Magic will have all three of their draft picks in training camp following the signing of second-round pick Devyn Marble.More >>
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  • UNI and ISU men's basketball win national academic honor

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    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:05:23 GMT
    Last December, the Iowa State and University of Northern Iowa men's basketball teams put on a show at the Wells Fargo Arena in a game that the Cyclones won in overtime.More >>
    Last December, the Iowa State and University of Northern Iowa men's basketball teams put on a show at the Wells Fargo Arena in a game that the Cyclones won in overtime.
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  • Prime Time League Basketball comes to the Cedar Valley

    Prime Time League Basketball comes to the Cedar Valley

    Prime Time League Basketball comes to the Cedar Valley

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     The Prime Time League is in its 28th season of giving some of the best college basketball players in the state east of Ames a place to play summer ball.More >>
    The Prime Time League is in its 28th season of giving some of the best college basketball players in the state east of Ames a place to play summer ball.More >>
  • 2014 UNI Athletics Hall of Fame announced

    2014 UNI Athletics Hall of Fame announced

    2014 UNI Athletics Hall of Fame announced

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-02 03:39:02 GMT
    2014 UNI Athletics Hall of Fame announced and it features Jill Arganbright the Missouri Valley Conference volleyball career assists leader.... Tony Davis an NCAA champion and runnerup in wrestling. Rachel Jansen a four-time All-American in - track field. Brad Meester, a two-time All-American in - football..who just finished a 14 year NFL career with Jacksonville. And Tyler Mulder an NCAA champion in the 800 meters in track field--also the 1975UNI wrestling team.More >>
    2014 UNI Athletics Hall of Fame announced and it features Jill Arganbright the Missouri Valley Conference volleyball career assists leader.... Tony Davis an NCAA champion and runnerup in wrestling. Rachel Jansen a four-time All-American in - track field. Brad Meester, a two-time All-American in - football..who just finished a 14 year NFL career with Jacksonville. And Tyler Mulder an NCAA champion in the 800 meters in track field--also the 1975UNI wrestling team.More >>

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