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    Waterloo police are trying to figure out why someone pulled up to another vehicle and started shooting. The shots killed a 22 year old man, a passenger in the second vehicle. Police say it happened Sunday morning around 2A.M. in the 1600 block of Broadway in Waterloo. The victim is 22 year old Shantorio Evans. Police haven’t yet announced any suspects or arrests. “We have some general information but this is still an ongoing investigation.  There are still people we […]

  • MILITARY SENDOFF: Officers Head To Honduras

    Sunday morning saw 40 Iowa soldiers leave their families at home to answer the call of duty. The 186th military police company is leaving for a mission in Honduras to train police officers.  They’ll go to provide security and other support during the mission. The soldiers are part of Joint Task Force- Bravo. Among other things, they will be fighting transnational organized crime.  The MP’s have provided security around the world, but this is the first time Iowa National Guard […]

  • RADIO GIVEAWAY: Local Station To Give Free Presents

    This weekend a local radio station is giving out 1000 presents and one of them will be $1000 in cash! If you want a chance at the cash, you’ll have to get out to Jordan Creek town center early. Starting Sunday morning at 6, Lite 104.1 will hand out gifts to adults in every car lined up in the Jordan Creek parking lot by the Nike outlet store. Last year, people started lining up at midnight. Prizes this year also […]

  • MISSING GIRLS: Donor Pledges $100,000 Extra

    An anonymous donor is pledging $100,000 to the reward fund for two missing Iowa cousins.   Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook disappeared on July 13th. Police say they were last seen riding their bikes near Meyers Lake in Evansdale.  Authorities believe the girls were abducted. They continue to receive tips, but there’s still no signs of the girls.  The black hawk county sheriff’s department says the reward is now up to $150,000. Anyone with information about the girls is asked to […]

  • UNION OFFER: Branstand Makes Stand

    The governor has made his counter offer to Iowa’s largest union of public employees. The current contract between the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the state of Iowa expires at the end of June. Today the Branstad administration asked AFSCME to accept a pay freeze for all of its employees for the next two years. The governor’s office is also asking workers to pay 20 percent of their health insurance premiums. Earlier this month AFSCME […]

  • AMES ARSON: Woman Set To Plead

    An Ames woman accused of setting fire to a church has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. 51-year-old Tina Meyer was originally charged with first-degree arson for allegedly setting a fire at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in September. Court records show Meyer plans to plead guilty to a lesser charge on Monday. That charge carries a possible sentence of ten years in prison.

  • COACH ARREST: Sexual Exploitation Charge

    A 30-year-old former athletic high school coach in the metro is facing serious charges. Investigators are coy on what she’s accused of only saying what she is charged with. Melissa Eshelman of Bondurant was arrested Thursday, on a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee. The Polk County Sheriff’s office says Eshelman was formerly a coach at Bondurant-Farrar High School. The district’s website shows she coached 9th grade girls basketball. The sheriff’s office says the school administrators were made […]

  • BRANSTAD 2014? Governor Hints At Another Run

    He’s already the longest serving Iowa Governor and now Terry Branstad is hinting at another run. When asked about the possibility, Governor Branstad responded by saying, “I love what I’m doing, so that should be an indication.” Another clue was the governor’s birthday event earlier this month. During the campaign event, Branstad raised more than $600,000 for a possible run in 2014. His possible opponents could be former governor, Chet Culver or State Senator, Jack Hatch. The names of both […]

  • HOSTESS BONUSES: Executives Get Cupcake And Eat It Too

    The bankruptcy of Hostess cost 18,000 people their jobs, including 80 people in Waterloo. While they look for new work, Hostess’ executives want to cash in on the bankruptcy. Hostess has asked a federal bankruptcy judge to award 19 executives a combined $1.8 million in bonuses. The company says the money is needed to keep the workers on the job through the year-long bankruptcy process. According to CNBC, the judge has agreed with them and approved the funds. Hostess is […]

  • DRUG DEATHS: Attorneys Stake Claims In Baldi Case

    An Iowa doctor charged with ten counts of manslaughter returned to court today. Dr. Daniel Baldi is accused of over-prescribing pain medications that resulted in the deaths of ten of his patients. Baldi has pled not guilty to the charges. Today in court his attorney, Guy Cook, argued that prosecutors don’t have enough evidence to move forward with the case, “What the state must do here is show in this trial information, the specific, reckless conduct that was done willfully […]

  • CAR VANDALISM: Two Ankeny Teens To Be Charged

    Ankeny police say two teenagers are behind an extensive case of vandalism involving more than a dozen cars totaling $6700 in damages. The two were pulled over reportedly driving a maroon car with no license plates early Monday morning after multiple reports of car windows being shot out by BB guns. The guns were found in the car and police say the teens estimated they shot out 35 windows. So far 20 victims have come forward but police expect more […]

  • UNION STANDOFF: Branstad’s Executive Order

    The fight over Gov. Branstad’s executive order allowing state workers to voluntarily pay part of their health insurance premiums went to court today. About 85-percent of state employees get free health insurance coverage. In July, Iowa’s longest serving governor, Terry Branstad, issued an executive order allowing state employees to voluntarily begin paying 20-percent of their monthly premiums. Around 100 employees took the governor up on his offer. But unions want to stop the plan, saying it violates state labor laws. […]

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