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Prosecutor: Man had chance to surrender before killing cop

May. 10, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of killing an Iowa state patrol trooper last year had plenty of opportunity to surrender before the fatal shooting, prosecutors said Tuesday. Assistant Iowa Attorney General Douglas Hammerand made the remarks during opening statements in the...

Crews work to save WWII destroyer taking on water in Buffalo

Apr. 14, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A decommissioned World War II-era destroyer docked near downtown Buffalo in New York was taking on water and listing perilously on Thursday. Crews were working to keep the USS The Sullivans from sinking at its berth at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval &...

Police say man dies after being shot in Waterloo

Mar. 22, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A man died after being shot early Tuesday in a residential Waterloo neighborhood, police there said. Police were called shortly after 4 a.m. to an address just west of Washington Park, and officers found a 41-year-old man wounded, the Courier reported. Police...

Tired of waiting for driverless vehicles? Head to a farm

Mar. 16, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For years Americans have been told autonomous technology was improving and that driverless vehicles were just around the corner. Finally they’re here, but to catch a glimpse of them, you'll need to go to a farm rather than look along city streets. ...

Officials ID woman killed last month in Waterloo house fire

Mar. 14, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Officials have identified a woman killed last month in a house fire in Waterloo. Authorities identified the woman as Mary Kaye Olsen, 79, who died in a fire that broke out Feb. 23 in a duplex between the Cedar River and Rooff Park, The Courier reported. ...

Large fire burns at site of Waterloo amusement park

Mar. 11, 2022 11:07 AM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether heating equipment caused a large fire at the site of an amusement park being constructed in Waterloo. Firefighters were called to the Lost Island Theme Park site, near the Isle Hotel and Casino, just before 8 p.m....

Man convicted in 2019 killing in Cedar Falls

Mar. 04, 2022 14:40 PM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of killing a Cedar Falls man inside a downtown apartment in 2019. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that jurors on Friday found 20-year-old Keyon Roby guilty of...

Officials say 1 person found dead in Waterloo house fire

Feb. 24, 2022 10:56 AM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — One person has died in a house fire in Waterloo, officials there said. The fire broke out Wednesday in a duplex between the Cedar River and Rooff Park, the Courier reported. Firefighters called to the scene around 2:15 p.m. arrived to find smoke coming from...

Man convicted of murder in 2020 shooting death in Waterloo

Feb. 23, 2022 14:09 PM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A man who said he shot another Waterloo man last year in self-defense was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder. A jury convicted Stephen Devon Phillips, 29, on Wednesday in the killing of 30-year-old Terrell Bernard Flowers on May 15, 2020, the Courier...