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Burlington Violence Issue Questioned at Candidates Forum

Because of recent violence in Burlington, one question was asked last night at the candidates forum pertaining to what can be done to curb the violence. Chris Reed had a suggestion… “It’s called community involvement. Keeping your porch light on, knowing your neighbors and utilizing crime stoppers. It’s us being involved and being a city. Continue Reading

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Candidate Forum Tonight In Burlington

Tonight is a chance for Burlington residents to get a better idea of who they would like to see on the city council. There are only 3 open seats for the council and 10 people are running. The candidate forum tonight is hosted by Burlington Professional Women, and will be held in the council chambers at city hall tonight at 7. Questions will be asked by the media, moderator, and public. Each candidate will then have about a minute or so to respond. Continue Reading

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Man Has a Bad Day In Henderson County

A Chicago resident driving through Gulport Sunday was arrested for a number of reasons. Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop at Smith Street at Old US Rt. 34. At the traffic stop 23-year-old Jeffery Carpenter was arrested for improper lane usage, driving while license suspended, operating uninsured vehicle, possession of cannabis less than 2.5 grams, and possession of a controlled substance. Carpenter was also arrested on a no bond felony Cook County warrant for violation of probation. Continue Reading

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No Jobs Lost, Money Still Saved in Des Moines County

The Des Moines County Board of Supervisors approved the custodial contract with Bridgeway at this morning’s meeting. There are three custodians who work for Des Moines County. One works in the jail, one in the courthouse, and one, who is retiring, works in the public heath and sheriffs office. Chairman Tom Broeker explains the decision they’ve made… “We’ve agreed that the one custodian that is retiring, his job, would be outsourced. Continue Reading

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Council Agrees Library Cut is Needed

The Burlington City Council came up with a wide variety of things they could possibly cut from the budget at last night’s work session. Ideas were thrown out, but the one cut they all seemed to agree upon was the Library. Bob Fleming was curious how much the staff are paid at the library.. and library director Rhonda Frevert was there to answer… Frevert: “Our assistant positions (full-time librarian), they’re around $40,000.” Continue Reading

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Shooting in Fort Madison Alley

A man was shot in an alley yesterday afternoon in Fort Madison between the 1400 blocks of Avenue F and G.

The man had a single gunshot wound to his leg. He has not been identified yet and no suspects have been found. The victim is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old. He was taken to Fort Madison Community Hospital and then flown to Iowa City. If you have any information on the shooting, please call the Fort Madison Police. Continue Reading

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Marshalls Hiring Event Starts Tomorrow

How about a new job at a new business? The new Marshalls store will be opening soon at Westland Mall in West Burlington. Tomorrow will be the beginning of a 3-day hiring event. It runs from 9-5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Positions available include cashiers, sales associates, coordinators, and merchandise processors. Continue Reading

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Armed Robber on the Loose in Burlington

A robber has not be captured yet in Burlington. Authorities say they believe at this time, it is a white male and that he is armed. He took an undisclosed amount of money from the Gasland on North 8th Street this morning. Authorities were called at around 3:40am. No one was harmed. Continue Reading

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Shed in Burlington Fully Engulfed

No one was hurt, but a shed at the home of 4115 Summer Street went up in flames this afternoon. Authorities were called by someone driving by the home who noticed the shed was on fire. When authorities arrived around 3:30pm, it was fully engulfed. They said that the resident was burning a pile of trash near by, went inside for maybe 15 minutes, and then found the shed was on fire.   Continue Reading

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UPDATE: Limo in Burlington Goes Up in Flames

A limo driving down West Ave. in Burlington this afternoon went up in flames. At around 5:30pm the white limousine (shown in the picture) was fully engulfed near Ironwood and West Ave. According to authorities, there was only one person in the vehicle, the driver, who was sent with injuries to Great River Medical Center. No word on the person’s condition. Continue Reading