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Fire Station Closing In Waterloo

If a fire breaks out in Waterloo this summer, it may take longer than normal for firefighters to respond to the emergency. Budget cuts are forcing the temporary closure of a fire station that serves the city's southwest side.

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Photo By: Steve Frost - ThinkStock
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Wolf Killed In Buchanan County

Wolves are returning to Iowa nearly a century after they were last known to roam the state.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirms a wolf -- mistaken for a coyote -- was shot and killed by a hunter in Buchanan County in February.

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Cedar Falls Police
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Cedar Falls Police Investigating Robbery

Cedar Falls police are searching for a suspect in a late-night robbery that occurred outside a local business. Around 11 p.m. Monday (April 28, 2014), officers were called to the parking lot of Goodwill Industries on University Avenue.

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Courtesy of: Steve Frost - ThinkStock
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Casino Vote Impacts Waterloo

No matter how state gambling regulators voted on Thursday (April 17, 2014), the decision on whether to license a proposed casino in Cedar Rapids was going to impact Waterloo and other Cedar Valley communities. The outcome was nearly unanimous.

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Photo By: David Lentz - Getty Images
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Black Hawk County Accident Under Investigation

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a one-vehicle, personal injury accident in rural Black Hawk County.

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Fort Hood Shooting
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4 Dead, 16 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting

Four people, including the gunman, were killed and 16 others injured in a shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas Wednesday evening.  Fort Hood officials said the gunman was a soldier who had been receiving mental health treatment and that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Phone Service Interuption Impacting Oelwein, Calmar 911 Calls

Technicians are working to restore phone service to Oelwein, Calmar and surrounding areas.

A CenturyLink spokeswoman says the network outage is currently impacting 911 services in both communities and some long-distance calls are getting a busy signal. Cell phone service is working and people in Calmar are encouraged to use their cell phones to dial 911 while those in Oelwein should dial 319-283-4311 to reach the police department.

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Photo By: Mario Tama - Getty Images
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Waterloo Schools Will Not Use Good Friday As Snow Make-up Day

The last day of classes for students in the Waterloo School District will be on Monday, June 9th (2014), even if there are no more cancelled days this year. Earlier this month, district officials said they were considering the possibility of using Good Friday (April 18, 2014) as a snow make-up day to keep classes from going into the second week of June.

However, after exploring the Good Friday option further, district officials have determined that it would be logistically impossible to hold classes on April 18th. Therefore, the district’s five snow days will all be made up, as scheduled, at the end of the school year.

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Death Of Jail Inmate Ruled An Accident

State investigators have ruled that the death of an inmate at the Black Hawk County jail earlier this month was an accident.

A report released by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says 34-year-old James Terrell Taylor died of an accidental overdose of drugs, which he ingested prior to his arrest.

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James "T-Bone" Taylor 1981 Mug shot from the Waterloo PD
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Convicted Waterloo Cop Killer Dies

The man convicted of killing two Waterloo police officers nearly 33 years ago has died in prison. Officials with the Iowa Department of Corrections (IDC) say James Michael “T-Bone” Taylor, 60, died Tuesday (March 18, 2014) at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Corrections officials say Taylor died of natural causes due to complications from an aortic aneurism.

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