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An administrative law judge in Des Moines today heard arguments in an ongoing public records conflict pitting the Iowa Public Information Board against the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation and the Burlington Police Department.  

The Board is pursuing a contested case against the law enforcement agencies, seeking police video and other evidence in the fatal police shooting of Autumn Steele at her home in Burlington in January of 2015.    

The mother of two was shot and killed by Officer Jesse Hill who answered a domestic dispute call at the home.

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The defense rested its case Thursday afternoon in the 1st Degree Murder trial of Jorge Sanders-Galvez, 23, minutes after Sanders-Galvez took the stand. He’s one of two men accused of killing Kedarie Johnson, 16, of Burlington on March 2, 2016.

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Tom Marion is completing his final months as mayor of Keokuk after choosing not to seek a fifth term in office. He said while he enjoys leading his hometown, he knew the time was right to step aside.

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The prosecution has called more than a dozen witnesses to the stand as it makes its case in the first degree murder trial of Jorge Sanders-Galvez, 23. He’s accused of killing of Burlington teenager Kedarie Johnson, 16, last year.

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The third day of trial began with Amy Beavers, Des Moines County Attorney, reading the official charge of Murder in the 1st Degree against Jorge Sanders-Galvez, 23, of Missouri and then informing the court of his previous plea of not guilty. Sanders-Galvez is accused of killing Kedarie Johnson, 16, of Burlington in March 2016.

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Jorge Sanders-Galvez, 23, of Missouri is charged with 1st Degree Murder in the death of Burlington resident Kedarie Johnson, 16, in March 2016. Sanders-Galvez’s trial got underway this week in Keokuk.

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Jorge Sanders-Galvez, 23, of Missouri is charged with 1st Degree Murder in the death of a Burlington teenager Kedarie Johnson, 16, in March 2016. Sanders-Galvez’s trial got underway Oct. 24 in Keokuk.

Garret Selters, 29, of Burlington faces one count of first degree murder in connection with the death of his mother, Linda Selters, 56, also of Burlington. Linda Selters died Tuesday night at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

The Iowa Attorney General's Office is recommending no criminal charges be filed against two Burlington police officers involved in a fatal shooting this month.

The Burlington Department, Monday afternoon, identified Marquis Jones, 27, of Burlington as the man who was shot and killed by a Burlington Police Officer during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon. The department had withheld Jones’ name pending the notification of his family.

The Burlington Police Department announced Monday morning that human remains found at Lake West in June 2016 belong to a missing Burlington man.

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The Burlington Police Department has charged two men in connection with the death of Kedarie Johnson, 16, of Burlington in March 2016.

Autumn Steele was shot and killed outside of her home by a Burlington police officer in Jan. 2015. Her family is now suing the city and the officer involved.

The Burlington Police Department announced Tuesday evening the arrest of three men in connection with a shooting at 421 S. Garfield Ave. earlier in the day. The shooting was one of three in the city in a 12 hour span that left one person dead and two injured.

Former Burlington Alderman Chris King has been found guilty of sexually abusing four teenage girls. The jury of 6 men and 6 women deliberated for about 8 hours over a two day period before reaching ithe guilty verdict.

It will be up to a judge to decide whether government and law enforcement agencies in Des Moines County violated Iowa’s open records law during an investigation into the shooting death of a Burlington woman last year.

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A Fort Madison man was arrested over the weekend in connection with a series of armed robberies of gas stations in Burlington. Davon Mozie, 19, faces three counts of 2nd degree armed robbery.

The Burlington Police Department is claiming the statements made by an Iowa lawmaker about the death of a Burlington teenager are "completely inaccurate." That claim is disputed by State Senator Matt McCoy (D-Des Moines), who said he spoke based on information he received from a "reliable source."

The Burlington Police Department is saying little about the death of a teenager whose body was discovered late Wednesday night.  Kedarie Johnson, 16, was a student at Burlington High School.

Des Moines County Attorney Faces State Hearing

Feb 24, 2016

Des Moines County Attorney Amy Beavers will soon find herself on the other side of a courtroom as the Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) is investigating whether she violated the state's open records law. The claim is in connection with the investigation into the shooting death of Autumn Steele in January 2015.

Few details have been released about the January 6, 2015 fatal shooting of Autumn Steele by Burlington Police Officer Jesse Hill. An effort to make more information public took a step forward Thursday as the Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) voted against closing its investigation into the incident.

The Burlington Police Department has identified a person of interest in a shooting that occurred early Tuesday morning in the 300 block of Curran Street. The victim, only identified as a 43-year-old male, is recovering after being shot in the head.

The clock is ticking for city leaders in Burlington to convince residents that it's a good idea to borrow money for a new police station.  The $4 million bond referendum will appear on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballot.

The Burlington Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday night as a homicide.

The list of criminal charges against former Burlington City Council member Chris King, 41, continues to grow. He is accused of having illegal sexual contact with several minors he met through his photography studio in Burlington.

The Burlington Police Department is "examining similarities" between a pair of shootings that occurred in the last 48 hours "in an effort to establish a connection."

Chris King, 40, was arrested after a lengthy investigation into him having illegal sexual contact with several teenage girls. King served on the Burlington City Council from 2002-2005.

According to the Burlington Police Department, "On Feb. 7, Burlington detectives were notified by multiple concerned parents that their daughters had been sexually abused."

An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal shooting early Wednesday morning in Burlington. 

The Burlington Police Department announced late Wednesday evening that Maurice Green, 43, of Burlington was taken into custody in Galesburg and charged with 1st Degree Murder in the death of Matthew Banks, 28, also of Burlington.

Burlington Police Officer Jesse Hill will not face criminal charges after fatally shooting a woman on Jan. 6, 2015.  Des Moines County Attorney Amy Beavers made the announcement Friday afternoon after a roughly two-week review of evidence related to the shooting.

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A dog connected to an officer-involved shooting in Burlington will be returned to its owner. This comes after the city's Animal Hearing Board voted unanimously that Sammy, a 7-year-old German Shepard/Collie mix was not vicious.

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