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Burlington men land in Henderson County Jail

Three young Burlington men are being held in the Henderson County Jail in connection with a home burglary in the Village of Oquawka Monday night. The three were arrested after they were located in the suspected vehicle by a Henderson County Sheriff Investigator in the Township of Biggsville. One of the men was holding a rifle when the investigator approached them. The three men are identified as 19-year-old Bryce Card, 18-year-old Jacob Harris, and 18-year-old Ryan O’Niell. They have been charged with Burglary with a Firearm, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Stolen Firearms.

All three remain in the Henderson County Jail where they are being held on felony no bond charges until they see a judge. Continue Reading

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Sink hole getting Fixed

Officials now think they know what may have caused the sink hole in Downtown Burlington at the corner of Valley and Main Street. They believe a brick structure underneath the street allowed water to collect and wash away areas. They also found a steam pipe which was insulated with wood that’s rotting away and may have also been part of the issue. When we talked to Steve Hoambrecker with Public Works yesterday, he said they continue to work on the hole and hope to have it fixed by the end of this week, depending on the availability of asphalt. Continue Reading

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Burlington Shooting Update

Burlington Police are searching for the man who shot Chicago resident, 37-year-old Kelon Tucker, near the area of Acres and 12th Street in Burlington yesterday morning. There is an arrest warrant charging Earl Antonio Dunn (in photo) with Attempted Murder. If you know where Dunn is, call the Burlington Area Crime Stoppers and you could receive a reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to his arrest. Dunn allegedly shot Tucker at around 1:15 yesterday morning during an argument. He suffered gunshot wounds to his lower torso and was reportedly transferred to Iowa City with life-threatening injuries. Continue Reading

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Hundreds of jobs available in SE Iowa, Nobody Applying

Unemployment is a hot topic in our country right now. In Iowa, there are around 74,500 people who are currently unemployed. Emergency unemployment compensation expired in December and it has many worried about what will happen to those people. Data from the Iowa Workforce Development shows that there are plenty of jobs out there right now with nobody to fill them. Regional Director for the Workforce Investment Act Deb Dowell, says there are 848 southeast Iowa jobs listed on their website… Continue Reading

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UPDATE: Sinkhole in Downtown Burlington

A large sinkhole has emerged at the corner of Valley and Main Street in Downtown Burlington. The city is still unsure what caused the so called “sink hole”, but they will be working on it and hope to have it fixed by the end of this week depending on the availability of asphalt. Steve Hoambrecker with Public Works says that the last two times they have had issues with the street, the river has been high, but he isn’t 100% sure if that’s what caused it.   Continue Reading

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UPDATED: One shot early this morning in Burlington

Burlington Police Officers were called to the area of Acres and 12th Street this morning at around 1:15 for a report of multiple gunshots. (photo credit: Roy Phillips)

Shortly after, 37-year-old Kelon Tucker of Chicago was reportedly being treated at Great River Medical Center for several gunshot wounds to the lower torso. Tucker was transferred to Iowa City. His condition is not known. No arrests have been made. Continue Reading

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Dollar Tree buying up Family Dollar Stores

Iowans who like to shop at stores where everything’s a dollar may soon see some changes. The Dollar Tree chain is buying rival Family Dollar for eight-and-a-half BILLION dollars. There are about 40 Dollar Trees in Iowa and around 20 Family Dollars. While the items at Dollar Tree all cost a buck or less, the Family Dollar stocks some items up to five-dollars, and higher. The new Dollar Tree chain will become North America’s biggest discount retailer. Continue Reading

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Montrose man involved in fatal Crash

Authorities say one person has been killed and several others injured in a collision between a car and pickup in eastern Iowa. Iowa State Patrol and Washington County sheriff’s officers responded to the crash around 4:30 p.m. Sunday on G38 about two miles west of Washington. The patrol says Timothy Milligan, of Montrose, was driving west in his pickup when he tried to turn around in the road. The truck was struck by a westbound car driven by Craig Batholomew, of Washington. The patrol says a car passenger, 46-year-old Dennis Albright, of Washington, was killed. Continue Reading

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Group of teens in accident; one takes off Running

A group of teenagers were in a car accident Sunday morning near 1800 South Washington Road in West Burlington. When officers arrived, they located four juveniles with minor injuries. The driver of the car took off on foot and was later found hiding in the bushes at the Hospice House. He has been identified at 19-year-old Michael Jagerson of Burlington and is charged with Driving Under Suspension, Public Intoxication, and Assault on a Peace Officer. Additional charges are pending. Continue Reading