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Moped driver hit and killed near Mt. Pleasant

According to the Iowa State Patrol, a 59-year-old New London woman is dead due to a traffic accident early this morning on Highway 34, just 2 miles east of Mt. Pleasant. The woman was riding a moped and was killed after being hit from behind by a vehicle at around 6:25 this morning. No names have been released yet and the investigation is ongoing. Continue Reading

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Burlington men land in Henderson County Jail

Three young Burlington men are being held in the Henderson County Jail in connection with a home burglary in the Village of Oquawka Monday night. The three were arrested after they were located in the suspected vehicle by a Henderson County Sheriff Investigator in the Township of Biggsville. One of the men was holding a rifle when the investigator approached them. The three men are identified as 19-year-old Bryce Card, 18-year-old Jacob Harris, and 18-year-old Ryan O’Niell. They have been charged with Burglary with a Firearm, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Stolen Firearms.

All three remain in the Henderson County Jail where they are being held on felony no bond charges until they see a judge. Continue Reading

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Sink hole getting Fixed

Officials now think they know what may have caused the sink hole in Downtown Burlington at the corner of Valley and Main Street. They believe a brick structure underneath the street allowed water to collect and wash away areas. They also found a steam pipe which was insulated with wood that’s rotting away and may have also been part of the issue. When we talked to Steve Hoambrecker with Public Works yesterday, he said they continue to work on the hole and hope to have it fixed by the end of this week, depending on the availability of asphalt. Continue Reading

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Burlington Shooting Update

Burlington Police are searching for the man who shot Chicago resident, 37-year-old Kelon Tucker, near the area of Acres and 12th Street in Burlington yesterday morning. There is an arrest warrant charging Earl Antonio Dunn (in photo) with Attempted Murder. If you know where Dunn is, call the Burlington Area Crime Stoppers and you could receive a reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to his arrest. Dunn allegedly shot Tucker at around 1:15 yesterday morning during an argument. He suffered gunshot wounds to his lower torso and was reportedly transferred to Iowa City with life-threatening injuries. Continue Reading

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UPDATE: Sinkhole in Downtown Burlington

A large sinkhole has emerged at the corner of Valley and Main Street in Downtown Burlington. The city is still unsure what caused the so called “sink hole”, but they will be working on it and hope to have it fixed by the end of this week depending on the availability of asphalt. Steve Hoambrecker with Public Works says that the last two times they have had issues with the street, the river has been high, but he isn’t 100% sure if that’s what caused it.   Continue Reading

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UPDATED: One shot early this morning in Burlington

Burlington Police Officers were called to the area of Acres and 12th Street this morning at around 1:15 for a report of multiple gunshots. (photo credit: Roy Phillips)

Shortly after, 37-year-old Kelon Tucker of Chicago was reportedly being treated at Great River Medical Center for several gunshot wounds to the lower torso. Tucker was transferred to Iowa City. His condition is not known. No arrests have been made. Continue Reading

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Group of teens in accident; one takes off Running

A group of teenagers were in a car accident Sunday morning near 1800 South Washington Road in West Burlington. When officers arrived, they located four juveniles with minor injuries. The driver of the car took off on foot and was later found hiding in the bushes at the Hospice House. He has been identified at 19-year-old Michael Jagerson of Burlington and is charged with Driving Under Suspension, Public Intoxication, and Assault on a Peace Officer. Additional charges are pending. Continue Reading

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Burlington to Approve 3 New Hires Tonight

On the Burlington School Board agenda tonight is the approval of 3 new hires. They will first look to approve the new Director of Curriculum, Sharon Dentlinger at an annual salary of $100,000. Dentlinger has been responsible for curriculum and instruction development in 16 different districts. According to the agenda, she holds a Masters in Education from Drake University, she has a Superintendent Endorsement, and is working on her Doctorate in Education. The second person they are looking to hire tonight is Tim Kesterke as their new Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds. Continue Reading

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School Registration Continues this Week

Summer will be winding down soon and kids will be back in school. Burlington continue’s school registration this week. In the Burlington District, they have already wrapped up elementary registration, but if you missed it, Director of Special services, Kim Harmon says there is still time to get it done. You can stop by the elementary building your child will be attending and get registered. If your child is new to the district, Harmon says you need to remember to bring a copy of their birth certificate and an immunization record. Continue Reading