Jason Parrott

Southeast Iowa Correspondent

Jason is the Southeast Iowa News Correspondent. He established Tri States Public Radio's news bureau in Keokuk in September 2003.  The bureau has moved from his apartment to the Hotel Iowa before landing in its current location at the Daily Gate City newspaper at 1016 Main.  Jason provides short- and long-form news coverage from southeast Iowa, northeast Missouri, and portions of west-central Illinois. Jason covers multiple governmental boards including the Keokuk City Council, the Lee County Board of Supervisors and the Burlington School Board. Jason was born in Burlington, IA and grew up in neighboring Henderson County before graduating from Monmouth High School.  He graduated from WIU in 2002 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Communications and History.  While in Macomb, he was a member of the WIU Track & Field team, serving as Captain during his senior year. Jason received his Master’s Degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield in 2003. He and his wife Jamie, a middle school teacher, have called Quincy home since 2007.  They have three dogs (Howie, Sunny and Sadie) and they volunteer with the Quincy Humane Society. During Jason’s free time, he enjoys watching sports, spending time with friends, playing fantasy football and traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks with his wife.

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Mental Health Care/Recidivism
10:15 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

More Services in Lee, Des Moines County Jails

Lee County Correctional Center

There is now a trained professional working inside the Lee and Des Moines County jails to help inmates avoid repeat trips to jail.

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Police Chief Supports Forum
9:32 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Social Media Impacts Crime Perception in Burlington

The head of the Burlington Police Department believes there is a misconception among residents about crime and public safety.

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Avoid Confusion
9:08 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Burlington Wants Rules for Carrying "Guns"

Realistic-looking guns like these would need to be carried or transported in a case if the Burlington City Council has its way.
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Burlington wants to make sure there is no confusion when police are called to potentially deadly situations.

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Contingent on Sales Tax Approval
8:14 am
Thu July 10, 2014

MODOT Could Elevate Flooded Highway in Clark County

Highway 61 between Alexandria, Mo. and the Iowa state line remains closed due to flooding.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Improvements could be made to a highway in Clark County that is prone to flooding, as long as voters support a new sales tax next month.

The stretch of Highway 61 between Alexandria, Mo. and the Iowa state line runs near the intersection of the Des Moines and Mississippi Rivers.

It is shut down at the moment because flood water has overtaken the road.  MoDOT must inspect the road once the water has receded before it can be re-opened.

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16 Years with Department
5:31 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Beavers Named Des Moines County Attorney

New Des Moines County Attorney Amy Beavers
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Des Moines County’s new top prosecutor is already planning to make some changes.

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