Chico Newman’s request for a new trial was denied this afternoon. The reason behind the request comes from a juror, Jim Holtkamp, who felt guilty about the verdict. Holtkamp felt he was pressured by other jurors to make the decision he did. Judge John Linn’s reason for denying the request today… “It’s simply improper to impeach a verdict after the fact, based on second thoughts.” Continue Reading
Three Burlington residents were arrested in connection with the Fort Madison shooting on Monday. 23-year-old Heather Mears and 20-year-old Terrell Wilson have been charged with Aiding and Abetting and 1st Degree Robbery. 22-year-old Paul Wilkins Jr. has been charged with Attempt to Commit Murder and 1st Degree Robbery. Witnesses say they saw a silver car leave the area after hearing a gunshot. The shooting occurred Monday afternoon in an alley of the 1400 block between Ave. Continue Reading
Neil Allen, age 83, or rural Morning Sun, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the GreatRiverMedicalCenter in West Burlington. The son of Noel and Elta Garvey Allen, he was born on July 18, 1930 in Roseville, Ohio. He married Jill Ellen Henry on June 18, 1955 in Kearney, Nebraska.
Jerry graduated from RosevilleHigh School in Ohio. He attended ValparaisoCollege in Indiana. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked for GE as a Quality Control Engineer.
He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg, Virginia and a member of the Mediapolis Lions Club. He enjoyed woodcarving, especially creating miniature clocks, doing crosswords, and computer activities.
His family includes his wife, Jill; a son, Charles Allen of Morning Sun; two daughters, Jane & Tom Cranston of Coralville and Nancy & Owen Ryder of Quebec, Canada; four grandchildren, Jessica & Jason Clark, Robert ‘RJ’ Hergert, Eric Pershing, and Carter Pershing; four great grandchildren, Sierra Rose, Christopher, Lea, and Ashley; a sister, Susan Horn of Georgia; a sister-in-law, Helen Allen of Brazil, Indiana; and an extended family including Luke & Anne-Mie Van Zandvliet of Belgium, Cory Dergance & Jason Darnell of Peru, Illinois, Bradley Murphy of Hephzibah, Georgia, Ann & Homer Keith of Cambridge, Ohio, and Rusty Johnson of Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Noel; and two half-sisters, Dorothy Darnell and Jean Read.
The family will meet friends on Sunday, September 29, 2013, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis. The funeral ceremony will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 30, 2013, at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home with Rev. Jerleen Schlesser officiating. Cremation will follow the services and burial will take place at a later date in Kearney, Nebraska. Continue Reading
The Utah high school football team suspended this week after their coach saw shortcomings in some of the players’ character will have enough players Friday night to play in the school’s homecoming game. Via: Fox News Continue Reading
A legendary comic-book artist is on the hunt for more than a hundred valuable sketches he left in a yellow cab — and he has put his talents to work in the search by drawing a portrait of the driver. Via: Fox News Continue Reading
A 19-year-old man was charged Thursday with hacking webcams at the home of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and other women to extort nude photos and videos from them, with authorities contending he forced several women to strip. Via: Fox News Continue Reading
THE DEAL WAS SEALED YESTERDAY(THUR), AS THE HENRY COUNTY HEALTH CENTER AND WAYLAND’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TOOK DELIVERY ON 1.2-MILLION DOLLARS IN LOANS FROM THE ACCESS ENERGY COOPERATIVE. THE MEDICAL FACILITY IN MT. PLEASANT WILL USE ITS 855-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BUY EQUIPMENT FOR THE SURGICAL AND OUT-PATIENT DEPARTMENTS…AND WAYLAND E-D-C WILL SPEND ITS 360-THOUSAND DOLLAR LOAN TO HELP IT BUY LAND FOR A NEW INDUSTRIAL PARK. Continue Reading
AN ALLIANT ENERGY SUBCONTRACTOR IS TAKING THE BLAME FOR YESTERDAY(THUR) MORNING’S NATURAL GAS LEAK IN DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON. IT HAPPENED ABOUT 11 O’CLOCK NEAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM AND AUTHORITIES NOTIFIED LOCAL BUSINESSES OF THE SITUATION, WHILE CORDONING OFF AN AREA FROM VALLEY TO WASHINGTON AND MAIN TO FRONT.
IN CROSS COUNTRY, THE BURLINGTON BOYS WON THEIR PART OF THE GRAYHOUND INVITATIONAL YESTERDAY, WHILE THE BHS GIRLS PLACED 7TH. OTHER TEAMS AND THEIR FINISHES AMONG THE BOYS INCLUDED SECOND PLACE DAVENPORT CENTRAL…MUSCATINE IN THIRD…MEDIAPOLIS CAME IN FOURTH…AND NOTRE DAME-WEST BURLINGTON 5TH. AMONG THE GIRLS TEAMS, MUSCATINE WON…FOLLOWED BY DAVENPORT CENTRAL…MACOMB…FT. Continue Reading
Outrage over Greste retrial verdict delays
News agency Al Jazeera says it is outraged by a new delay in a verdict on the retrial of Australian journalist Peter Greste and his two colleagues.