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Slick Conditions Send Car Off US 34

A 76-year-old Burlington woman lost control of her vehicle today while traveling eastbound along US 34. The crash was due to slick road conditions. Sandra Sherman ran off the right side of the highway, drove through the guardrail, rolled over once, and came to a rest at the bottom of the hill near West Burlington Ave. West Burlington Police Chief Frank Newberry was at the scene when we arrived… “The Fire Department had to extract the person. Continue Reading

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LP Prices Put Low-Income Residents, Community Action in Bind

Propane prices have dropped a little, but Iowans continue dealing with costs that have more than doubled, as the temperatures stay low and the furnace keeps burning through what’s in the tank. Dennis Ostrander of Community Action of Southeast Iowa says there are several problems with the higher LP prices if money is tight…but a critical factor for those with low incomes…who heat with propane and seek help…is the minimum amount that most LP companies will deliver.  

 

IF YOU LIVE IN DES MOINES COUNTY…OR LEE, HENRY OR LOUISA COUNTY…YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR ENERGY ASSISTANCE — NATURAL GAS, ELECTRIC OR LP.   FOR MORE INFORMATION, YOU CAN CALL OR GO TO THE COMMUNITY ACTION NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS IN BURLINGTON…FORT MADISON…KEOKUK…MT. PLEASANT…OR COLUMBUS JUNCTION. Continue Reading

Judge Rules Mistrial in Pilcher Case

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man charged with first-degree murder in the 1974 slaying of a 17-year-old girl at an Iowa farmhouse.  

Judge Richard Meadows declared the mistrial Thursday after jurors couldn’t reach a verdict in the case against 67-year-old Robert Pilcher. The 12-member jury had been deliberating for a week. Prosecutors say Pilcher beat and fatally shot Mary Jayne Jones at his cousin’s farmhouse while his cousin was away. Authorities arrested Pilcher in 2012 after tests linked his DNA to semen stains on a blanket that was under Jones’ body. Continue Reading

IWC Spots Finish Line in HenryCo Fundraiser

IF YOU LIVE IN HENRY COUNTY AND HAVEN’T GOTTEN A CALL YET, YOU PROBABLY WILL SOON.  

IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE IS TRYING TO WRAP UP ITS 2013-14 COUNTY CAMPAIGN…AND WITH A GOAL OF 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL’S TOP PRIORITIES, THE TOTAL SO FAR IS JUST UNDER 227-THOUSAND.   FOR THE RECORD, YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT TO BE CONTACTED.   TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP, CALL JIM PEDRICK AT 319-385-6218 OR GO ON-LINE TO “IWC.EDU/GIVE.” Continue Reading

Too Much Cold Medicine Could Land Keokuk Woman in Jail

LEE COUNTY’S NARCOTICS TASK FORCE ARRESTED A 50-YEAR OLD KEOKUK WOMAN AT HER HOME THIS WEEK FOR HAVING TOO MUCH COLD MEDICATION.  

 

DENA FEIKERT (OF 612 SOUTH 8TH STREET) WILL ANSWER TO A FORMAL CHARGE OF PURCHASING MORE THAN TWO PACKAGES OF PSEUDOEPHEDRINE WITHIN 24 HOURS, A SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR.   SINCE THE SUBSTANCE CAN BE USED TO MAKE METH, FEIKERT COULD FACE UP TO A MONTH IN THE COUNTY JAIL. Continue Reading

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Cong. Loebsack in Town Today

LOCAL CONGRESSMAN DAVE LOEBSACK IS BACK IN THE DISTRICT AND WILL MAKE SEVERAL STOPS IN DES MOINES AND LEE COUNTIES TODAY(FRI).  

THIS(FRI) AFTERNOON AT 1:30, THE IOWA CITY DEMOCRAT WILL TOUR ENERGYFICIENT LIGHTING SYSTEMS AT 407 NORTH 4TH STREET IN BURLINGTON…AT 4, HE’LL MEET WITH THE STAFF AT KEOKUK AREA HOSPITAL…AND TONITE(FRI) AT 6, LOEBSACK WILL ATTEND THE GREATER BURLINGTON PARTNERSHIP’S ANNUAL DINNER AT THE COMFORT INN & SUITES ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF BURLINGTON.  

STATE SENATOR TOM COURTNEY AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE TOM SANDS WILL HOLD A LEGISLATIVE FORUM TOMORROW(SAT) MORNING FROM 11:15 to NOON IN THE STATE BANK OF WAPELLO’S COMMUNITY ROOM. Continue Reading

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FM Police Confront Man with Four Dozen Sex Related Charges

A 69-year-old Fort Madison man will face 47 counts of seven different sex-related charges. Roger Mendez of 3419 Avenue P arrested Wednesday and charged with second and third degree sexual abuse, 11 counts. He was also charged with 10 counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child and Lascivious Conduct with a Minor, 8 counts of Child Endangerment, 9 Counts of Indecent Exposure, and 9 counts of Dissemination of Obscene Material. Fort Madison Police took Mendez to the Lee County Jail. Continue Reading

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Burlington Treatment Center Closing in a Month

There are seven children currently receiving 24/7 treatment for substance abuse and behavioral related issues at Woodlands Treatment Center in Burlington. Once the facility closes it’s doors February 28th, Program Director Heather Brueck says the kids will most likely be sent home… “Most of them are probably going to go home. We’re hoping to keep them until our almost last day. We will work with them, give them as many skills as we can, and help them work through their addiction issues. Continue Reading

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Toby Keith Says Yes to Steamboat Days Gig

COUNTRY MUSIC STAR TOBY KEITH WILL APPEAR AT (BURLINGTON) STEAMBOAT DAYS THIS YEAR.  

FROM “SHOULD’VE BEEN A COWBOY,” TO “RED SOLO CUP”…AND FROM “MADE IN AMERICA,” TO “SHUT UP AND HOLD ON,” KEITH WILL PERFORM ON THE MILLER-TIME OUTDOOR STAGE FRIDAY, JUNE 13TH. GROUNDS PASSES AND V-I-P SEATING PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT “STEAMBOATDAYS.COM,” OR YOU CAN STOP BY THE STEAMBOAT DAYS OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF BURLINGTON’S MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, MONDAY THRU FRIDAY FROM 9 TO 5. Continue Reading