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.


No Foul Play or Trauma
4:32 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Sheriff : Inmate Dies of Natural Causes

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger says a preliminary autopsy on William Clark, 63 of Sutter, Il. shows that he died of natural causes.

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New Hearings Next Week
10:56 am
Thu November 7, 2013

4 Teens in Video Assault Remain in Custody

The four Burlington teenagers facing charges connected to an assault that was recorded and posted online will remain in custody for at least another week.

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Write-In Winners Included
10:07 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

SEIA City Election Results - 4:30 PM - 11/6

The results are in for the contested races in the Nov. 5, 2013 general election in southeast Iowa.  Write-in winners are also included.

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Christopher Dailey / Dan Winn
10:50 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Keokuk Alderman At-Large Race

The Keokuk City Council

The candidates for Keokuk's open Alderman At-Large seat bring different ideas for improving the city to the race.

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District Learned Monday AM
3:27 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Burlington Schools Address Bullying Video

The video clearly shows the Burlington School District's administrative building in the background.

The Burlington School District says it reacted quickly to an online video that appears to show a student being bullied on school property.

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