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Task Force Busts Pair for Pot Sales Near Lincoln School

TWO FORT MADISON RESIDENTS WHO LIVE TOGETHER HAVE BEEN ARRESTED ON FELONY & MISDEMEANOR DRUG CHARGES. 19-YEAR OLD JEREMY HEMPHILL AND 32-YEAR OLD VANESSA NASH…BOTH OF 12-14 AVENUE “F,” APARTMENT-ONE…ARE ACCUSED OF POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DELIVER WITHIN A-THOUSAND FEET OF A SCHOOL…SIMPLE POSSESSION OF POT AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA…AND MAINTAINING A DRUG-HOUSE. THE PAIR LIVES NEAR FT. MADISON’S LINCOLN SCHOOL.  

IF CONVICTED OF ALL CHARGES, EACH COULD GO TO PRISON FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. Continue Reading

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Deery Brothers Nominated for Prestigious Award

A West Burlington car dealership is getting some nationwide recognition. Deery Brothers in West Burlington has been nominated for the “2014 TIME Dealer of the Year Award”. Deery’s is one of a select 57 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 97th annual National Automobile Dealers Association Convention in New Orleans in January. Recipients, such as owner of Deery Brothers, Brad Deery, are considered some of nation’s most successful auto dealers and demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service. Deery was nominated for the TIME dealer of the year award by Bruce Anderson, President of the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association. Continue Reading

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Community Tip Leads to Car Seen at Shooting

Thanks to a tip from the public, Burlington Police have found…in the Saunderson Heights neighborhood…and are processing…a blue Jeep Cherokee believed to’ve been involved in an early morning shooting yesterday(Weds) at Congers Mobile Home Park, in the 2400 block of Division Street. When authorities arrived at the scene, shortly after 2 am, ¬†they found 37-year-old Charles Campbell of Robbins, Illinois, (in south suburban Chicago), with a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was taken to Great River Medical Center and then airlifted to Iowa City.  

If you have any information about the shooting, please contact Burlington Detectives. Continue Reading

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Late Night Rollover Kills Montrose Man

A MONTROSE MAN WAS KILLED LATE LAST(WEDS) NITE WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS TRUCK AND ROLLED IT, ON WHITE PLAINS ROAD. LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 29-YEAR OLD CODY WESTERMEYER WAS NORTHBOUND IN A CHEVY S-10 AROUND 10 O’CLOCK WHEN THE PICKUP LEFT THE ROADWAY IN THE 21-HUNDRED BLOCK AND WENT INTO THE WEST DITCH. THERE, IT BEGAN TO SLIDE SIDEWAYS AND THEN ROLL, COMING TO REST ON ITS TOP. WESTERMEYER WAS THROWN OUT OF THE TRUCK AND SUFFERED A FATAL HEAD INJURY.  

HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. Continue Reading

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GE Employees Not Backing Down

General Electric employees and supporters had one message tonight for the company, and that was to “KEEP YOUR PROMISE”. Three years ago, GE threatened to close down the West Burlington manufacturing plant if workers didn’t agree to nearly $8-million in cuts. Besides that, West Burlington, the state of Iowa, and Des Moines County threw in $2.4-million in tax incentives to keep the plant open for another 3-5 years. It’s been 3 years, and the public is wondering where all the money went. Cherie Mortice is with the Iowa CCI Action Fund…. Continue Reading

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Tour of Forgotten Basements in Burlington

This Saturday is a chance for people to get a deeper look at Burlington history by going underground. A tour hosted by Executive Director of Downtown Partners, Steve Frevert, will take people into long forgotten basements of Downtown Burlington. One basement that will be shown was once a morgue… “River Park Place use to be Mercy Hospital, and what is now Smith Engineering’s Lab Testing offices in the basement, was originally the morgue area. But you know, they’ve taken out all the tables and cabinets where they use to keep the bodies. Continue Reading

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UPDATE: Burlington Trailer Park Shooting

Burlington Police are searching for a blue 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport, with a license plate of BGG773. A person in the vehicle was allegedly involved in an early morning shooting at Congers Mobile Home Park, the 2400 block of Division Street. When authorities arrived at the scene they found 37-year-old Charles Campbell of Robbins, Illinois with a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was transported to Great River Medical Center and then airlifted to Iowa City Hospitals. If you have any information on the shooting please contact Burlington Police. Continue Reading

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Iowa Wesleyan at Top of Class for Service

IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE IN MT. PLEASANT HAS BEEN NAMED THE “TOP COLLEGE IN THE COUNTRY FOR INSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENT TO SERVICE,” BY WASHINGTON MONTHLY MAGAZINE. THE PUBLICATION RANKED 350 COLLEGES OFFERING BACHELORS DEGREES, FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PUBLIC GOOD…AND IWC WAS RATED FIRST OVERALL. WASHINGTON MONTHLY ALSO RANKED WESLEYAN 22ND NATIONWIDE IN THE “COMMUNITY SERVICE PARTICIPATION AND HOURS SERVED,” CATEGORY. Continue Reading

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Science Channel Will Show How Siemens Turbines are Made

YOU’VE PROBABLY SEEN THEM ALONG THE SIDE OF HIWAY-61…THOSE HUGE WIND TURBINES THEY MAKE AT SIEMENS IN FORT MADISON. WELL, TOMORROW(THURS) NITE AT 8 AND AGAIN AT 11 YOU CAN SEE HOW THEY’RE MADE. IN FACT, A FILM CREW FROM THE “HOW IT’S MADE” PROGRAM SPENT TWO DAYS INSIDE THE SIEMENS PLANT AND TWO MORE IN SIEMENS’ NACELLE ASSEMBLY PLANT IN HUTCHINSON, KANSAS.  

THE SHOW IS SCHEDULED TO AIR ON MEDIACOM…THE SCIENCE CHANNEL…AT 8 AND AGAIN AT 11. Continue Reading

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Hydro-Power Still Possible for Lock and Dam 18

A hydro-power installation on the dam in Quincy was once a possibility, but was voted down by their city council. Now it may be a possibility for Burlington’s Lock and Dam 18. Burlington’s Renewable Energy Committee met today and discussed where the city is with the potential project. Board Chairman Jerry Parks, says what the city needs to do now is obtain a license… “So we have this three year period to apply for a license to do a project at Lock and Dam 18. Continue Reading