Around The Region

Fatal Crash, Port Pledge, School Name, Retirement
6:28 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Around The Region

A quick look at news from around the Tri-State region.

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Investigation, City Government, Expansion, Hero
10:28 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Around The Region

A quick look at news from around the tri-state region.


The Burlington Police Department has identified Crystal Newman, 33, as the woman found dead, last Thursday, in the home at 800 S. 8th Street in Burlington.

Authorities say Newman had a gunshot wound and there was a firearm/ammunition at the scene, but they have not determined a cause of death.

The children living at the residence were not harmed.


Fort Madison residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the future of city government.

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New Contract, CWD, School Lunch, Guard Fired
6:48 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Around The Region

A quick look at news from around the Tri-State Region 


Members of United Steelworkers Local 444 have ratified a new contract with Henniges Automotive.

The union represents more than 400 workers at the auto-parts supplier in Keokuk.

Employees had been working under their previous contract after rejecting an earlier offer roughly two weeks ago.


A hunting preserve in Davis County is under quarantine after a white-tail deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease.

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Transportation Honor, ATV Use, Meth Arrests, Clean
10:16 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

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Burlington, IA

The Iowa Department of Transportation is recognizing Burlington’s public transportation system for increasing ridership and decreasing cuts.

The Burlington Urban Service (B.U.S.) has been named the “Most Improved Urban Transit System” for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011.

The agency says ridership is up about 18% while the cost is down about 15% per ride.


Van Buren County, IA

The Van Buren County Board of Supervisors says it will look into a proposal to designate all county roads as legal routes for all-terrain vehicles.

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Sidewalk Displays, Sewer, Bicycle Route
10:16 pm
Sat May 26, 2012

Around The Region


A four-to-four vote by the Keokuk City Council means A&B Furniture will not be able to display motorcycles in front of its store on Main Street. 

1st Ward Alderman Mike O’Connor says the city must draw the line when businesses want to place vehicles on sidewalks.

The denial also means A&B Furniture cannot place furniture in front of the property.

In the same meeting, the city council approved a sidewalk display for Willow Tree Flowers and Gifts that calls for plants and a framed sign.



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