THE MAYORS OF BURLINGTON AND WEST BURLINGTON ARE STILL ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THEIR SIXTH ANNUAL VOLUNTEER AWARDS.
THE EVENT IS PLANNED FOR THURSDAY, MAY 8TH, AT NOON AT THE BURLINGTON GOLF CLUB…AND PUBLIC RECOGNITION WILL BE GIVEN IN NINE CATEGORIES — TERRIFIC TEEN…CIVIC…CULTURAL AND/OR PERFORMING ARTS…HEALTH…EDUCATION…SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE…RECREATION & SPORTS…ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES…AND LIFE ACHIEVEMENT.
A SELECTION PANEL…INCLUDING MAYORS SHANE MCCAMPBELL & HANS TROUSIL…WILL SELECT A WINNER IN EACH CATEGORY AND ALL NOMINEES WILL BE ANNOUNCED. Continue Reading
An Oquawka woman was taken to the Henderson County Jail Thursday after officials received a criminal complaint alleging she stole more than $100,000 from the Day Break Gas Station in Oquawka. 40-year-old Tonya Cook was arrested and is currently awaiting her first court appearance. Continue Reading
A Burlington police officer is credited with saving a man’s life early this morning. Officer Chris Chiprez was on a routine patrol in the Dankwardt Park area, when he saw a suspicious vehicle parked under a tree. As he got closer, he noticed a man standing in the bed of the truck, throwing a rope over a tree limb, and tying the other end around his neck. Lieutenant Adam Schaefer says Chiprez got there just as the 67-year-old man jumped, grabbing him, and then lifting him up and cutting the rope. A Burlington Fire Department Ambulance arrived on the scene a few moments later and took the man to Great River Medical Center for evaluation. Continue Reading
Burlington Detectives have arrested a 27-year-old man on two counts of second degree sexual assault.
Alex Moore of 905 Hayes Street is accused of molesting two children younger than 12 on a number of occasions over the past two years. Police entered the picture when they received a tip that a local resident had some child pornography. They executed a search warrant at 221 Argyle Street and then picked up Moore. They say more charges are pending.
MOORE WAS TAKEN TO THE DES MOINES COUNTY JAIL AND A JUDGE SET HIS BOND AT 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Continue Reading
TODAY(FRI) IS THE FIRST FULL DAY OF SPRING…SO BASEBALL CAN’T BE FAR BEHIND.
BURLINGTON BEES GENERAL MANAGER CHUCK BROCKETT WAS HELPING PUT SOME FINAL TOUCHES ON COMMUNITY FIELD WHEN WE REACHED HIM…AND HE SAYS THEY’RE STILL LOOKING FOR A FEW HOST FAMILIES. IN ADDITION TO THE EXPERIENCE OF LIVING WITH A PRO ATHLETE, BROCKETT SAYS THE FAMILIES GET A NUMBER OF GAME BENEFITS.
THE BEES’ SEASON OPENS APRIL SECOND IN BELOIT AND THEIR HOME OPENER IS APRIL 8TH…A TUESDAY…AGAINST BOWLING GREEN…AT 6:30 PM. BROCKETT SAYS THE CLUB IS OFFERING SOME MULTIPLE-GAME DISCOUNTS RIGHT NOW. Continue Reading
A convicted felon from Montrose…who voted in a city election…has been found not guilty of perjury in Lee County. It’s the first trial stemming from Iowa’s two-year investigation into voter fraud. Kelli Jo Griffin voted in last fall’s city election in Montrose despite having lost her right to cast a ballot over a drug crime. The 40-year-old Griffin testified that she thought her voting rights were restored as soon as she completed a five-year probation sentence in early 2013. It took the jury just 30 minutes to reach a verdict of not guilty. Continue Reading
A BURLINGTON POLICEMAN IS CREDITED WITH SAVING A MAN’S LIFE EARLY THIS(FRI) MORNING.
OFFICER CHRIS CHIPREZ WAS ON ROUTINE PATROL IN THE DANKWARDT PARK AREA, WHEN HE SAW A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE PARKED UNDER A TREE. AS HE GOT CLOSER, HE NOTICED A MAN STANDING IN THE BED OF THE TRUCK…THROWING A ROPE OVER A TREE LIMB…AND TYING THE OTHER END AROUND HIS NECK. LIEUTENANT ADAM SCHAEFER SAYS CHIPREZ GOT THERE JUST AS THE 67-YEAR OLD MAN JUMPED…LIFTING HIM UP AND CUTTING THE ROPE. A BURLINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT AMBULANCE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE A FEW MOMENTS LATER AND TOOK THE MAN TO GREAT RIVER MEDICAL CENTER FOR EVALUATION. Continue Reading
Our area was mentioned in a national teleconference this morning by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) when speaking about the potential flood risk for this Spring. NOAA’s acting director, Robbert Hartman: “Specific rivers at risk include the Mississippi River between Davenport and Burlington, Iowa, the Illinois River between Beardstown and Henry Illinois, as well as many smaller rivers in this region.” He also said that our flooding will most likely be delayed… “The continuation of winter weather, along with the above average snow pack, frozen ground, and thick ice coverage on streams and rivers, will delay spring flooding into April in the upper Midwest.” Temperatures for our spring are predicted to be lower than normal. Continue Reading