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Students’ Best Friend: Cedar Falls Kindergartners Helping Train Service Dog

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Cedar Falls teen boy accused of taking, sharing photos of teen girl changing clothes

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Giddens, Wohlpart, Orvis top vote-getters in Cedar Falls school board race

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UNI basketball: Panthers reveal 17-18 Valley schedule

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Traffic shifts on University Ave. in Cedar Falls this week

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One dead in Cedar Falls single vehicle accident

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Arrests made for vehicle theft and harboring runnaway
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Cedar Falls Police were called to a suspicious vehicle parked in the Target Store Parking Lot located at 214 Viking Plaza Dr. When officers arrived they found three subjects in the vehicle acting suspicious. Officers identified all three occupants from the vehicle, a female juvenile was identified as a runaway from Buchanan County. The other two subjects were identified as Zachary Brehme and a Tya Straw   Read More ...
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Students’ Best Friend: Cedar Falls Kindergartners Helping Train Service Dog
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Dogs have been known to help students in the classroom, but at one Cedar Falls school it's the students teaching the dog. Victor the black lab has been going to Cedar Heights Elementary School every week with kindergartners, according to KWWL's Amanda Gilbert. "He's training to be a service dog and help other people that maybe don't have an arm or are in a wheelchair," said one student in Victor's class   Read More ...
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UNI out to improve running, kicking game
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Northern Iowa may not look like the same football team when the Panthers return to action following this week's open date on their schedule. Whether it's changing personnel, adding new plays or simply improving execution, head coach Mark Farley said UNI (1-2) has to take a giant step this week before it dives into a grueling, eight-game Missouri Valley Football Conference schedule Sept   Read More ...
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Suicide expert speaks out after teen's death
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Cedar Falls Police are investigating social media posts after a teenager died by suicide. Police have not released the name of the teen but Police Chief Jeff Olson says his department is looking into if anyone violated state law which could have happened through communications with the teen who died, including social media posts. TV9 obtained a copy of the letter sent home to parents at Cedar Falls High School earlier this week   Read More ...
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Cedar Falls teen boy accused of taking, sharing photos of teen girl changing clothes
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- A 16-year-old Cedar Falls boy faces charges after police say he took photos of a younger teen changing clothes. The Courier reports that the boy was charged last Friday with dissemination of obscene material to minors and exploitation of a minor, both misdemeanors. The case was referred to juvenile court. Police say the incident took place last year when a 13-year-old girl was photographed with an electronic device while changing   Read More ...
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Cedar Falls boy accused of taking photos of younger teen
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A 16-year-old Cedar Falls boy faces charges after police say he took photos of a younger teen changing clothes. The Courier reports that the boy was charged last Friday with dissemination of obscene material to minors and exploitation of a minor, both misdemeanors. The case was referred to juvenile court. Police say the incident took place last year when a 13-year-old girl was photographed with an electronic device while changing   Read More ...
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C.F. police probe whether bullying involved in teen's death
CEDAR FALLS -- Police are investigating whether or not bullying was involved in the suicide death of a Cedar Falls High School student earlier this week. "We are confirming there was a suicide. We're investigating the matter to see if bullying was involved," said Jeff Olson, Cedar Falls public safety director and chief of police. "We are aware that there were some claims of bullying and we've seen what was floating around on social media, so we have opened up an investigation," Olson said   Read More ...
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Teen charged in changing photo investigation in Cedar Falls
CEDAR FALLS – A teen has been charged in the investigation into photos of a teenage girl changing clothes. A 16-year-old male was charged Sept. 8 with dissemination of obscene material to minors and exploitation of a minor, both misdemeanors. The case was referred to juvenile court. The incident took place in 2016 when a 13-year-old girl was photographed with an electronic device while changing, according to police   Read More ...
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Giddens, Wohlpart, Orvis top vote-getters in Cedar Falls school board race
CEDAR FALLS — A candidate making his second run for the Board of Education received the most votes in a four-way race for three seats. Eric Giddens received 1,209 votes. Sasha Wohlpart was a close second with 1,140 votes followed by Jeff Orvis with 832. Jim Moody came in fourth with 775 votes. There were also 22 write-in votes. “I’m just grateful and I’m excited to get to work,” said Giddens, who noted knocking on “over 600 doors” during the last six weeks   Read More ...
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UNI basketball: Panthers reveal 17-18 Valley schedule
CEDAR FALLS -- The 2017-18 schedule is now complete for the Northern Iowa men's basketball team. The Panthers discovered when and where their remaining games would be played Wednesday, when the Missouri Valley Conference released its full schedule for the upcoming season. For the third year in a row, UNI will begin MVC play at home, as Southern Illinois travels to Cedar Falls for a Dec   Read More ...
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Traffic shifts on University Ave. in Cedar Falls this week
CEDAR FALL, Iowa (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier) -- Motorists on University Avenue will have a much smoother ride on a major portion of that road this week as reconstruction continues. In a major shift, traffic on University between Midway and Cedar Heights Drives is planned to be switched from the old pavement on the north side of the road to the new pavement on the south side Wednesday, according to city staff and officials with Phase II project contractor Peterson Contractors Inc   Read More ...
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Traffic shifts on University Ave. in Cedar Falls this week
CEDAR FALLS -- Motorists on University Avenue will have a much smoother ride on a major portion of that road this week as reconstruction continues. In a major shift, traffic on University between Midway and Cedar Heights Drives is planned to be switched from the old pavement on the north side of the road to the new pavement on the south side Wednesday, according to city staff and officials with Phase II project contractor Peterson Contractors Inc   Read More ...
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Packaging firm proposes $7 million new building in Cedar Falls
CEDAR FALLS -- A firm with a presence in Cedar Falls for 50 years is proposing to move and expand, building a new 171,000-square-foot, $7 million building in the Industrial Park, nearly tripling in size here. Buckeye Corrugated Inc.-Hawkeye Division, formerly known as Hawkeye Corrugated Box, was founded in Cedar Falls in 1967 and purchased by Buckeye Corrugated Inc. of Akron, Ohio, in 2009   Read More ...
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Police say boy was caught under mower as man backed it up
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy who was severely injured by a riding lawn mower was caught under the mower when it was backed up at a Cedar Falls residence. The boy has been hospitalized since Wednesday evening's accident. Police Chief Jeff Olson says the man operating the mower didn't know the child was near the mower as he backed it up   Read More ...
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Child injured in Cedar Falls mower accident
CEDAR FALLS -- A 4-year-old boy was severely injured Wednesday in a mower accident in Cedar Falls. The incident was reported about 6:25 p.m. in the 1700 block of Vera Way. Cedar Falls Police Capt. Mike Hayes said the boy had been caught under a riding lawn mower. He was transported to Covenant Hospital in Waterloo with severe injuries. The investigation into the incident continues and the name of the child is not being released at this time   Read More ...
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Authorities say 4-year-old caught under riding mower
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has been injured in a Cedar Falls accident with a lawn mower. Police and medics were dispatched to the scene around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Police Capt. Mike Hayes says the boy got caught under the riding mower. The boy was taken to Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo for treatment of serious injuries   Read More ...
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Authorities say 4-year-old caught under riding mower
Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has been injured in an accident with a lawn mower. Authorities say 4-year-old caught under riding mower Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has been injured in an accident with a lawn mower. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has been injured in a Cedar Falls accident with a lawn mower. Police and medics were dispatched to the scene around 6 p   Read More ...
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Authorities say 4-year-old caught under riding mower
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has been injured in a Cedar Falls accident with a lawn mower. Police and medics were dispatched to the scene around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Police Capt. Mike Hayes says the boy got caught under the riding mower. The boy was taken to Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo for treatment of serious injuries   Read More ...
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Cedar Falls native tells of rooftop Houston flood ordeal
HOUSTON -- For Cedar Falls native Mary Jackson, the phrase "up on the roof" became more than an old radio pop song by the Drifters this week. Instead, that's where she was -- up on the roof of her flooded Houston home, until neighbors rescued her, her two dogs and three cats Tuesday during unprecedented flooding there brought by torrential rain from Hurricane Harvey   Read More ...
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Man arrested in Cedar Falls roundabout road rage
CEDAR FALLS – An Independence man has been arrested for allegedly displaying a handgun during a road rage incident in Cedar Falls. According to court records, Curtis Joseph Lellig, 34, was driving a decommissioned 2007 Ford Crown Victoria police car at the roundabout at Viking Road and Cedar Heights Drive around 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18 when he was accidentally cut off by a Cedar Falls man   Read More ...
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Female drivers report assaults in rural areas
WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says several females report being assaulted on rural roads in Black Hawk, Linn and Tama Counties. In a statement released Friday afternoon, the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says three women say they were assaulted while driving on sparsely populated roads in Black Hawk and Linn Counties. Deputies say the general locations were near Dunkerton and Cedar Falls in Black Hawk County, and near Cedar Rapids in Linn County   Read More ...
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Cedar Falls' 'Bixby' sentenced to 10 years in federal prison
CEDAR FALLS — A Cedar Falls native who once traveled the country educating children about nature has been sentenced to prison. Judge James Gritzner sentenced Barry Dean Devoll, known to most by his stage name “Bixby,” to 10 years behind bars following a guilty plea to charges of attempted enticement of a minor Thursday in U.S. District Court in Des Moines   Read More ...
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Cedar Falls getting bids soon for work on flood levee
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Cedar Falls is getting bids soon for construction work on its flood levee. This week, it approved the plans and specifics for the levee project. The Cedar River rose to a record high of 102 feet, endangering the town of Cedar Falls, Iowa in June 2008. (Patsy Lynch/FEMA) It involves raising the current levee by about two feet   Read More ...
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2 cities in northeast Iowa consider fireworks restrictions
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Officials of two cities in northeastern Iowa are struggling to establish fireworks policies amid calls for increased restrictions after a noisy Fourth of July. The Cedar Falls City Council on Monday voted against drafting an ordinance to ban fireworks and sent the matter back to committee for more discussion. Some residents expressed concern about the noise and debris fireworks leave, while others said restricting them is unnecessary   Read More ...
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2 cities in northeast Iowa consider fireworks restrictions
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Officials of two cities in northeastern Iowa are struggling to establish fireworks policies amid calls for increased restrictions after a noisy Fourth of July. The Cedar Falls City Council on Monday voted against drafting an ordinance to ban fireworks and sent the matter back to committee for more discussion. Some residents expressed concern about the noise and debris fireworks leave, while others said restricting them is unnecessary   Read More ...
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2 cities in northeast Iowa consider fireworks restrictions
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Officials of two cities in northeastern Iowa are struggling to establish fireworks policies amid calls for increased restrictions after a noisy Fourth of July. The Cedar Falls City Council on Monday voted against drafting an ordinance to ban fireworks and sent the matter back to committee for more discussion. Some residents expressed concern about the noise and debris fireworks leave, while others said restricting them is unnecessary   Read More ...
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One dead in Cedar Falls single vehicle accident
The Cedar Falls Police Department was called to a single vehicle accident on Highway 58 on August 22. CFPD says the accident happened where the highway goes over Main Street. They say a man in his 50s went off the roadway down the embankment and crossed Main Street. The man hit the embankment on the other side of Main Street which caused him to go airborne and hit a tree   Read More ...
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VIDEO: One dead in Cedar Falls crash
CEDAR FALLS -- One person is dead in a single-vehicle in Cedar Falls. According to police, the vehicle was heading south on Highway 58 around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when it left the roadway near the bridge over Main Street. The vehicle crashed through a fence, traveled down an embankment and crossed Main Street before slamming into a tree near The Falls Aquatic Center and overturning   Read More ...
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Cedar Falls fireworks ban stalled
CEDAR FALLS — The City Council is as divided about fireworks as the citizens who spoke on the issue Monday night. Council members, reversing a vote two weeks ago, voted 4-3 against drafting an ordinance to ban fireworks. The council then voted 6-1 to send the matter back to committee for more discussion. It wasn’t clear when the council might take up the matter again   Read More ...
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Cedar Falls Library Planning Special Eclipse Viewing Event
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- An event 99 years in the making is now just hours away. People across Iowa are bracing for the Great American Solar Eclipse, and as KWWL's Elizabeth Amanieh reports, the Cedar Falls Public Library is planning a special celebration. "The eclipse has been just huge across the United States, everyone is excited, and the response has been unprecedented here," said Erin Thompson with the Cedar Falls library   Read More ...
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Hearth Festival looking to end hunger in Black Hawk County
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - The 13th annual Hearth Fest Art & Music Festival was held Sunday at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls. The money raised from the event will go to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. That will help the food bank fund its programs. They serve thousands of people in 16 counties. Organizers say 1 in 5 kids in Black Hawk County struggle with hunger every day   Read More ...
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Venture School taking applicants
IOWA CITY -- The University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center has opened enrollment for a fall edition of Venture School. This program is designed to train and support entrepreneurs and innovators across the state of Iowa, helping them to accelerate the startup process over the eight-week program. The upcoming fall program will host locations in Des Moines, Cedar Falls, and Cedar Rapids   Read More ...
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Cedar Falls to reconsider fireworks ban vote
CEDAR FALLS — The City Council is reconsidering its vote to ban the discharge of fireworks in the city. In a work session Aug. 7, the council voted 4-2 with one member absent to ask the city attorney to draft an ordinance banning the use of fireworks in town. It requires council approval on three successive readings to be adopted. On Monday night’s agenda the council has the option of reconsidering that action and sending it back to committee for further discussion   Read More ...
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Prep golf: Cedar Falls' Dean, Bermel finish top eight at Amana
AMANA — Joe Dean and Ben Bermel of posted top 10 individual finishes during the 16-team Cedar Rapids Washington Tournament Thursday at the Amana Colonies Golf Course. Jake Mervelli and Ben Krapfl finished atop the individual leaderboard as Indianola won the team race with a score of 309. Cedar Falls finished just eight strokes back in fourth place with a 317 tally against the strong field of competition   Read More ...
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LeaAnn Saul seeks Cedar Falls council seat
CEDAR FALLS—Businesswoman and Planning and Zoning Commission member LeaAnn Saul is running for the at-large City Council seat being vacated by Nick Taiber, who is not seeking re-election. Saul, 61, said she’s become involved in many issues since joining the zoning commission, “and there’s so much more to be done.” “The decisions the council makes regarding all of our future plans is the key to making the city a viable and great place to live,” she said   Read More ...
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One injured in Cedar Falls crash
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - A Cedar Falls man is recovering in the hospital after a crash. It happened Friday afternoon on Grundy Road, south of Ranchero Road in Cedar Falls. That crash involved a vehicle that was towing a tractor. The driver of that tractor, 63 year old Marcus Sleten, lost control and hit the first vehicle. Sleten sustained injuries to his right leg   Read More ...
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8-year-old boy dies in ATV crash, authorities say
8-year-old boy dies in ATV crash, authorities say CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Authorities say the crash of an all-terrain vehicle has fatally injured its 8-year-old driver in central Iowa. The accident occurred Tuesday morning on a farm near Cedar Falls. The Grundy County Sheriff's Office says the ATV went over a retaining wall and flipped. The Sheriff's Office says the driver died later at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls   Read More ...
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Marching band camps held across the Cedar Valley
CEDAR FALLS — As the metronome ticked, Kyle Engelhardt stood in front of the Cedar Falls High School marching band and counted. “One, two, three, horns up,” said the band co-director, while rows of students raised instruments to their mouths. “It snaps up on five.” The 10th- through 12th-graders were assembled on a school practice field painted with a grid of white lines   Read More ...
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8-year-old Cedar Falls boy dies in ATV accident
CEDAR FALLS -- An 8-year-old Cedar Falls boy died from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident Tuesday morning. Micah Jones was driving a Mudhead Hammerhead ATV in a rural Cedar Falls farm yard in Grundy County shortly before noon when it went over a retaining wall and flipped over, according to the Grundy County Sheriff's Office. Jones was taken to Sartori Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries   Read More ...
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Authorities say ATV crash fatally injured Iowa boy, 8
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say the crash of an all-terrain vehicle has fatally injured its 8-year-old driver in central Iowa. The accident occurred Tuesday morning on a farm near Cedar Falls. The Grundy County Sheriff's Office says the ATV went over a retaining wall and flipped. The Sheriff's Office says the driver died later at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls   Read More ...
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