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Man Living in Burlington Arrested for Child Porn

A man from Muscatine, who was living in Burlington, has been arrested for child pornography by Burlington Detectives. 57-year-old Alan Walker was accused back in February of having pornographic pictures of children ages 1-8 on his computer. Ā Burlington Detectives were notified of the incident back in February, obtained the man’s computer which then underwent forensic analysis by the Internet Crime Against Children Task Force. Analysis revealed that there were around 600 pornographic images of children engaged in sexual acts. During the investigation, Walker moved to Muscatine where Burlington detectives went and arrested him today. Continue Reading

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Wanted Man on the Run

The Warren County (IL) Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a young man who’s wanted in connection with some violet crimes. 20-year-old Jason Tiedemann is believed to be commuting between Monmouth and Galesburg. He’s white, about 5-9, and 190 pounds with light brown hair. He’s wanted for “failing to register as a violent offender against youth”, and domestic battery. If you see him, or know anything about where he might be hiding, call the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 309-734-8505. Continue Reading

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New Illinois Laws

Several new laws will take effect January 1st in Illinois. Two may be particularly hard habits to break. Throwing a cigarette butt on the ground will now be considered littering in the state. Also, talking on the phone while driving will be illegal. Illinois State Police are reminding motorists that unless you are using a hands free or voice operated mode on your phone, you will be fined for holding it up to your ear and driving with one hand on the wheel. Continue Reading

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WB Looking to Have a Police Officer in School

Having a police officer in the West Burlington School buildings was discussed once again at tonight’s school board meeting. None were opposed to the idea, but most members were concerned with the cost, and wanted detailed pros and cons of having an SRO. Superintendent Dave Schmitt said he’s researched other schools in the area who have an officer.. “Danville and Mediapolis’s arrangement is two days a week at each school. They rotate the days so they’re unpredictable. Continue Reading

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Siemens Receives Order for 448 Wind Turbines

Today MidAmerican Energy and Siemens announced the largest wind expansion in Iowa’s history. MidAmerican has placed an order with the Fort Madison company to make all the blades for 448 wind turbines the company is installing in Iowa. At today’s press conference, Governor Terry Branstad discussed the impact it will have on the economy… “1,000 construction jobs will be added to Iowa’s economy during the next two years of the construction period. 448 new wind turbines and 40 new permanent jobs will be added.” Continue Reading

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Keokuk Man Arrested on Meth Charges

A young Keokuk man has been arrested on felony drug charges. 26-year-old James Chaney of Keokuk was arrested in Denmark by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force. He has been charged with Manufacturing of Meth is Excess of Five Grams and Delivery of Meth. If convicted, Chaney faces 35 years in prison. Continue Reading

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Burlington Meth Bust

After four months of investigating, The Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force and the Burlington Police Department arrested several people for manufacturing meth. Authorities executed a search warrant at 4496 Sullivan Slough Road in Burlington, where two people were arrested, and a third was detained upon arrival to the home. The three arrested were 55-year-old Randall Murphy, 37-year-old Tonya Garnsey, and 33-year-old Lisa Morris, all of Burlington. Inside the home, detectives found meth making materials, packaged crack cocaine, and multiple stolen ATV’s. Murphy and Garnsey were both arrested for conspiracy to manufacture meth. Continue Reading

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Snowy Conditions Kill Lomax Woman

With the first big snowfall of the season, there was bound to be some traffic accidents, unfortunately in Henderson County, one was fatal. 36-year-old Jessica Beasley of Lomax was traveling northbound on Carman Road when she lost control of her vehicle, spun into oncoming traffic, and was struck on the passenger side of her vehicle by 38-year-old Brian Nelson of Macomb. Beasley was pronounced dead at the scene, Nelson was treated and released from the hospital. Families have been notified. Continue Reading

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Living Windows Come Alive Tonight

The windows of Downtown Burlington Storefronts will be lit up tonight for the Annual Living Windows Celebration. Steve Frevert with Downtown Partners refers to it as “a parade in reverse”… Instead of people standing and watching things go by, they walk and see things in the windows or on the sidewalks. There will be singers, re-enactors, and just a wide variety of things.” Frevert also feels, that of the 15 years this event has been held, tonight will be bigger and better than ever… Continue Reading

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Two Niota, IL. Homes Go Up in Flames

Two trailer homes went up in flames this afternoon in Niota, IL. Several crews responded to the blaze that they believe started with a ruptured gas line inside one of the homes. The trailers are in Leisure Land Pleasure Park. According to the dispatcher that paged the fire, he last heard that everyone got out safely and that everyone is accounted for. Few other details have been released. Continue Reading