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FM Man Charged with Attempted Murder

A FORT MADISON MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER, FOR ALLEGEDLY ATTACKING  A WOMAN AT 28-07 AVENUE “P,” YESTERDAY(THUR). 

THE VICTIM…CHELSEA WATSON…WAS FOUND IN THE HOME AND HAD BEEN SEVERELY BEATEN. SHE WAS TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO FORT MADISON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. A SHORT TIME LATER, POLICE FOUND 20-YEAR OLD ZACH DORAN DRIVING A GREEN FORD TAURUS AND ARRESTED HIM ON COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED MURDER…OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT THE OWNERS CONSENT…AND 3RD DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF.  

DORAN WAS TAKEN TO THE LEE COUNTY JAIL TO AWAIT A BOND HEARING. Continue Reading

Wellmark Foundation Picks Up Tab for Mason Rd. Trail Gap

IT’S ANOTHER PIECE OF THE BURLINGTON TRAIL SYSTEM. THE WELLMARK FOUNDATION YESTERDAY(THUR) PRESENTED THE LOCAL “Y” AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DES MOINES COUNTY LIVING WELL COALITION WITH A 20-THOUSAND DOLLAR CHECK, WHICH WILL BE USED TO CLOSE A 500-FOOT GAP IN THE BIKE & PEDESTRIAN PATH ALONG MASON ROAD NEAR EDWARD STONE MIDDLE SCHOOL.  

THE TRAIL GAP THAT WAS FILLED IS BETWEEN MASON ROAD AND WEST AVENUE, BEHIND THE FAREWAY FOOD STORE. (FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL DEB MULCH AT THE BURLINGTON AREA “Y” ON MT. PLEASANT STREET.) Continue Reading

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Alliant Blames Equipment Troubles for Late Night/Early Morning Outages

ALLIANT ENERGY IS BLAMING A CONTINUING EQUIPMENT FAILURE IN THE MIDDLETOWN-WEST BURLINGTON AREA LATE LAST(THUR) NITE FOR A POWER OUTAGE OF MORE THAN 400 CUSTOMERS. ALL BUT FOUR OF THOSE HAD THEIR ELECTRICITY BACK BY ABOUT 1 AM, BUT THEN ANOTHER FAILURE KNOCKED OUT POWER TO ABOUT 2-THOUSAND WEST BURLINGTON AND MIDDLETOWN CUSTOMERS.  

ALL BUT THE SAME FOUR…INCLUDING A CONVENIENCE STORE AND A BANK…WERE BACK UP BY AROUND 7:20 THIS(FRI) MORNING. Continue Reading

KBUR Sports

Area H-S Volleyball Teams Advance; SCC Basketball on Tap!

 
IN GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL LAST NITE…
 5A REGIONAL SEMIFINAL – MUSCATINE ELIMINATED BHS IN 3 GAMES

 
4A REGIONAL SEMIFINAL – (#7) DAV. ASSUMPTION BEAT FM IN THREE GAMES
 
3A REGIONAL SEMIFINAL – MEDIAPOLIS SWEPT DAVIS COUNTY
 

ILLINOIS REGIONAL 2A TITLE – ILLINI WEST SWEPT CAMP PT. CENTRAL

 

 

TONITE…..  

2A REGIONAL SEMIFINAL – WB AT IOWA CITY REGINA

 

1A REGIONAL SEMIFINALS – NEW LONDON VS. CALAMUS-WHEATLAND AT WEST LIBERTY

 

MORAVIA AT (#1) HOLY TRINITY

 

WINFIELD-MT.UNION VS. Continue Reading