Burlington Man Sentenced to Prison for Cocaine

A 29-year-old Burlington man will spend 2 1/2 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, on a conviction for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine. Shane Culbertson and three other men were arrested last April, following a federal investigation. The others, 27-year-old Akeem Eison and 35-year-old Zach Shullaw, will be sentenced in five days. 28-year-old Corey Keys will learn his fate March 7th. Continue Reading


Iowa Caucuses Tonight; Schaben Hopes to Advance

Tonight is the night of the 2014 Iowa Caucuses. Unfortunately this year, they haven’t grabbed national attention because it’s an “off-year” for the presidential election. Iowa Candidate for US Senate, Scott Schaben, joined us in studio yesterday and said it’s still important to get out of the house tonight and let your voice be heard… “It could decide who your next lieutenant governor candidate is for the state of Iowa. It could very well be the deciding night for who your United States Senate Candidate is. Continue Reading


Students Now Able to Transfer Seamlessly from SCC to IWC

The Cooperative Enrollment Agreement was officially signed this morning by Southeastern Community College and Iowa Wesleyan College Presidents. SCC’s President, Michael Ash, explains that the purpose of this new document is to benefit the students. It will allow students to transfer from SCC to IWC more seamlessly… “It’s going to make it easier, but it’s also going to allow students to take courses there that will count here, while they are students here and vise-versa. It will also give students the opportunity to get involved with activities at either college.” Continue Reading


Burlington’s NAACP Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

He had a dream, and for 25 years now, Burlington’s Branch of the NAACP has celebrated that dream at the Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. At tonight’s Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner, several members of the city council spoke, including newly elected mayor Shane McCampbell…. “Some of the history isn’t always good, but there is a good part of the history as well. When you think back to Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad, a lot of the help she had to make that successful for so many years, was through white friends.” Police Chief Doug Beaird also wanted to point out the changes regarding diversity in the Burlington Police Department. Continue Reading


Cold Weather Returns Tonight

Iowa’s roller coaster winter weather is going down the rails again, in a hurry. After an unseasonably warm Sunday, forecasters say we’re headed back into the deep freeze today). Sioux City had a high of 65-degrees for the state’s warmest spot on Sunday, but meteorologist Frank Bokska at the National Weather Service says a cold front is already arriving in Iowa this afternoon… “It will usher in some sharply colder temperatures along with a very brisk northwest wind at 15 to 30 miles an hour,” Boksa says. “Some light snow is expected to develop along and ahead of the boundary. Continue Reading


Iowa Caucuses Begin Tomorrow Night

The 2014 Iowa political calendar effectively begins tomorrow night with precinct caucuses for both parties. These organizing meetings, which kick of a series of party events, culminating with the state conventions in June, tend to mostly attract loyalists in non-presidential election years. But party leaders are urging Iowa residents to participate, insisting that coming out on a chilly January night really does matter. For Burlington, West Burlington, and Middletown Republicans, your caucus location is at the Burlington High School Library. Danville Republicans will meet at Bob Dodds Insurance Agency in Danville. Continue Reading


24-year-old From Minnesota Opens Frozen Yogurt Shop in Burlington

It looks and tastes like ice cream, but it’s better for you. That’s what you’ll find at the new Sassy Strawberry frozen yogurt shop in Burlington. Ashley Kuper started out as a nurse, wasn’t crazy about working nights, and became an entrepreneur when she opened a frozen yogurt shop. She’s now brought her idea from Austin, Minnesota to Burlington, Iowa. The business opened it’s doors the first week in January and according to Kuper, the 24-year-old owner, they’ve been so busy that they ran out of some yogurt flavors last Saturday… Continue Reading


Keokuk Woman Arrested for Meth

Another arrest has been made in Keokuk for meth-related charges. 45-year-old Angela Stinson of 2369 340th Street, was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture Meth in Excess of Five Grams (second or subsequent offense). If convicted, she faces 75 years in prison. Continue Reading


Telephone Scam in Lee County

The Lee County Community is the target of a telephone scam. According to the Sheriff’s Office, citizens are receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be with the IRS. The citizen is told that the officer is attempting to collect unpaid taxes, and will come to their residence to arrest them if the taxes are not paid. This scam is also occurring in Missouri. The call originates from 585-697-3579. Continue Reading


Governor Branstad Takes a Stop in Fort Madison

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad made a stop in Fort Madison today, the fourth of fourteen cities he and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will visit during their “Building Iowa’s Future” Tour. It’s his way of kicking off the campaign for a sixth term as governor. He discussed at The Ivy Bake Shoppe and Cafe, one of the ideas he has, if reelected… “The centerpiece of my agenda this year, is a program we call Home Base Iowa. It encourages people coming out of the military, to come back to Iowa. Continue Reading