Slick Conditions Send Car Off US 34

A 76-year-old Burlington woman lost control of her vehicle today while traveling eastbound along US 34. The crash was due to slick road conditions. Sandra Sherman ran off the right side of the highway, drove through the guardrail, rolled over once, and came to a rest at the bottom of the hill near West Burlington Ave. West Burlington Police Chief Frank Newberry was at the scene when we arrived… “The Fire Department had to extract the person. Continue Reading


Winter Storm Coming for SE Iowa

Much of Southeast Iowa and West Central Illinois are in for another dose of snow tonight and tomorrow. There is a “Winter Weather Advisory” from 6 o’clock tonight until 6pm tomorrow. The greatest snow intensity is expected between midnight and noon Saturday. 5-7 inches of snow is expected. Increasing winds may lead to drifting snow Saturday afternoon and evening, so be careful when traveling. Continue Reading


Burlington Treatment Center Closing in a Month

There are seven children currently receiving 24/7 treatment for substance abuse and behavioral related issues at Woodlands Treatment Center in Burlington. Once the facility closes it’s doors February 28th, Program Director Heather Brueck says the kids will most likely be sent home… “Most of them are probably going to go home. We’re hoping to keep them until our almost last day. We will work with them, give them as many skills as we can, and help them work through their addiction issues. Continue Reading


Donnellson Horse Rescue a Success

The Lee County Deputies were able to find people to care for each and every horse that was neglected by 55-year-old Jeff Graber of Donnellson. Graber neglected to feed and take care of the horses so authorities in Lee County underwent a horse rescue operation today to find new homes for the animals. At the beginning of this month police conducted investigations at two properties owned by Graber. The results revealed one dead horse, along with a number of others on the verge of dying. Continue Reading


Vine Street Fire Arrest Made

An arrest has been made in connection with the fire that engulfed the apartment complex at 1115 Vine Street in Burlington on New Years Day. After conducting interviews and using forensic evidence analysis, investigators were led to 43-year-old Christine Marie Rice of Burlington. According to authorities, they suspect Rice was involved after talking with other residents who told them they all had a dispute with her. The investigation revealed the use of an accelerant to fuel the fire which caused the building to go up in flames. Damage is estimated at around $60,000 and is considered a total loss. Continue Reading


Progress Made Since Viral Bullying Video Was Released

The crowd wasn’t what it was back in the fall, but the Burlington Community met again tonight for a Bullying Prevention Discussion at Grimes Elementary, which was hosted by the Burlington School District and South Hill Neighborhood Association. Superintendent Jane Evans told us that tonight’s small crowd spoke a lot about the bullying situation in the district…. “I think that we have things stabilized. People know that we have Olweus Bullying Prevention Training going on for all our staff and we are having meetings so kids can talk. I think there’s a reassurance that things are being handled.” Continue Reading

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Moving FM Inmates will be “Swift, Silent, and Secure”

In just a couple months, inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison will be moving to a new home. Moving day is one of many circumstances staff is training for, according to Warden Nick Ludwick… “I continue to tell people we will move swiftly, silently, and securely. Moving day takes an awful lot of prior planning and we are right in the midst of that, and have been for sometime. It’s like ground traffic control. Continue Reading

Fed. Gov. Requests Demolition of Old Armory Building

The manager of the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport in Burlington gave her annual report to the city council last night. Mary Beaird talked once again about that former armory building across the street from the airport. She stated that the Federal Government has decided that it’s too close for comfort, should someone overshoot the runway. The bottom line is that it should be torn down. No action has been taken. Continue Reading


New Criteria for Cancelling School

You can’t please everyone, that was Burlington School Board President Marlis Robberts’s message when talking about the district’s decisions with the recent weather cancellations and delays. They’ve received many phone calls from parents upset that school was canceled, and some upset that it wasn’t canceled. With the extremely cold, windy conditions lately, it’s been hard for the Burlington School District to decide whether to delay school, cancel it, or do nothing at all. Superintendent Jane Evans explains… “In the past years, we’ve had late starts or cancelled school for ice, snow, fog and other hazardous road conditions. Continue Reading

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Burlington Residents Sentenced to Prison for Cocaine

Two Burlington residents were sentenced to prison Friday for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine. The two men are 28-year-old Akeem Eison and 36-year-old Zachary Shullaw. Beginning in March of 2012 and continuing until April of last year, Eison and Shullaw conspired with other people to distribute cocaine in Burlington. Shullaw, specifically, sold cocaine in ounce quantities to undercover law enforcement personnel. Eison distributed cocaine as well, including providing co-defendant Shane Culbertson with a multi-ounce quantity of drugs, which Culbertson then arranged to sell to undercover law enforcement. Continue Reading