Savanna Evans

KBUR News Reporter

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Here Comes the Snow

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Forecasters say much of Iowa is seeing snowflakes fly today while south-central Iowa could get as much as eight or nine inches of snow by Wednesday morning. Meteorologist Jim Lee at the National Weather Service says there will be snow off-and-on much of the day, with heavier snow late this afternoon. By this evening, he says the big problem will be the winds whipping up the new-fallen flakes… “We’re looking for increasing northwest-to-north winds tonight, particularly after sunset, reaching speeds of 15 to 25 miles an hour with higher gusts tonight,” Lee says. “We’re not expecting blizzard conditions but we will see some blowing and drifting of snow that will primarily effect travel.” Continue Reading →

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A Weekend of House Fires

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IT WAS A NITE OF FIRES THROUGHOUT OUR LISTENING AREA. ABOUT 4 O’CLOCK SUNDAY MORNING, BURLINGTON AND WEST BURLINGTON CREWS WERE CALLED TO 18-16 AMELIA STREET IN THE CENTER OF TOWN FOR WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A CHIMNEY FIRE….. AROUND 3:30 SUNDAY MORNING, OQUAWKA, KEITHSBURG, BIGGSVILLE,GLADSTONE,JOY…AND THE MEDIA-STRONGHURST-TERRE HAUTE DEPARTMENTS BEGAN BATTLING A HOUSE FIRE AT KEITHSBURG & BALD BLUFF ROADS IN HENDERSON COUNTY….. AND FROM ABOUT 9:15 SATURDAY NITE TIL ALMOST ONE O’CLOCK THIS(SUN) MORNING, WAPELLO…COLUMBUS JUNCTION…GRANDVIEW…AND FRUITLAND FIREFIGHTERS KNOCKED DOWN ANOTHER HOUSE FIRE, THIS ONE AT 176-95 COUNTY ROAD G-44X IN LOUISA COUNTY. ON SATURDAY MORNING, EIGHT PETS (5 DOGS & 3 CATS) DIED IN A HOUSE FIRE AT 15-34 AVENUE F IN FORT MADISON. Continue Reading →

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Saturday Marked by Two Area Fatalities

A MEDIAPOLIS MAN WAS KILLED…ANOTHER WAS CRITICALLY INJURED…EARLY SATURDAY MORNING…WHEN THEIR SUV LEFT HIWAY-61, JUST NORTH OF MEMORIAL PARK ROAD…AND CRASHED THRU THE FORK OF A TREE. THE DRIVER…DAN MILLER…WAS TAKEN TO THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS IN IOWA CITY. HIS PASSENGER…MICHAEL BUTLER…WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. AUTHORITIES SAY THE WEATHER MAY’VE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE ACCIDENT AND ALCOHOL PROBABLY DID AS WELL…AND THE INVESTIGATION BY THE DES MOINES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CONTINUES. DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO THE SCENE, ALONG WITH BURLINGTON & WEST BURLINGTON POLICE, THE BURLINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT & AMBULANCE AND A MEDICAL EXAMINER. Continue Reading →

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Local Area Sees 5.5 to 8 Inches of Snow

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS WE GOT 5 1/2 INCHES OF SNOW NORTHWEST OF BURLINGTON UP UNTIL EARLY LAST(SAT) NITE. SIX INCHES FELL IN THE KEOKUK AREA…AND ON THE ILLINOIS SIDE, 7.8 INCHES OF SNOW WERE RECORDED NEAR PRAIRIE CITY IN MCDONOUGH COUNTY. THE PLOWS HAVE BEEN OUT AND THE CITY OF BURLINGTON’S AUTOMATIC PARKING PROHIBITION WAS CANCELLED AS OF 10:30 LAST(SAT) NITE. Continue Reading →

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