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Home sales in Iowa decreased last month by 9.2-percent compared to August 2013, according to a new report from the Iowa Association of Realtors.
I-A-R President Kathy Miller isn’t entirely sure why home sales dropped off so significantly, but she says the start of a new school year may offer some explanation. The report shows 3,685 homes were sold in August 2014, while 4,059 homes were sold in August 2013. Miller also credits a low inventory, combined with buyers who are waiting for the right home.
While home sales decreased, prices increased by 4.7-percent over the one year period. Continue Reading →
Governor Terry Branstad is proposing creation of a new, state-run clearinghouse to help direct workers and students into college training programs and apprenticeships so they can land a job. (more…) Continue Reading →
The City of Fort Madison has a new manager. (more…) Continue Reading →
Henry County Sheriff’s deputies and Mt. Pleasant Police busted a meth lab in Salem yesterday(Tues), arresting three people and confiscating a number of synthetic and other drugs. (more…) Continue Reading →
A Mediapolis teen has been arrested, but a Columbus Junction man is still on the run, in the wake of a stabbing over the weekend in the 700 block of Middle Street in Mediapolis. (more…) Continue Reading →
Henderson County deputies arrested a Little York man over the weekend, following a family disturbance at a home in Bald Bluff Township.
26-year old John Waugh will face charges of Armed Violence, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Domestic Battery and Endangering the Life or Health of a Child. Waugh was also served with an outstanding warrant and authorities took him to the Henderson County jail, where a judge set his bond at $200,000. He’ll appear in court tomorrow(Weds) morning. Continue Reading →
The Burlington City Council kicked off yesterday’s(Mon) meeting by saying goodbye to Councilwoman Becky Shockley, whose resignation became effective at the September 8th work session. (more…) Continue Reading →
The Ft. Madison City Council will be asked tonight(Tues) to approve a contract with a new city manager. (more…) Continue Reading →
It was like a giant game of pinball on wheels…fueled by alcohol. (more…) Continue Reading →
If you missed it over the weekend, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller’s office has cleared a Ft. Madison policeman in the fatal shooting, last month, of a 29-year old man. (more…) Continue Reading →