Keokuk Police Department

Unidentified White Male
11:59 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Body Pulled from Mississippi River at Keokuk

The Keokuk Police Department says the body was pulled from the Mississippi River near the power plant at Lock & Dam 19

An autopsy will be conducted in Ankeny, Ia. on a body pulled from the Mississippi River at Keokuk.

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No Injuries Reported
1:27 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

KPD Investigating Shooting at KHS

The Keokuk Police Department continues to investigate a shooting at Keokuk High School Thursday night.

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26 vs. 27
7:13 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Keokuk Police Staffing Questioned

The Keokuk City Council did not vote on staffing levels during its most recent meeting.

Questions have surfaced about the number of employees in the Keokuk Police Department, but no answers were available during the city council's most recent meeting.

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Neighboring Schools Alerted
4:31 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Possible Attempt to Abduct KHS Student

More details have been released about the possible attempt to abduct a Keokuk High School student this afternoon.

The Keokuk Police Department says at approximately 1:00 P.M., a female student was approached by an elderly man as she was walking home.

Authorities say the man allegedly asked her if she needed a ride home as well as other questions that made her feel uncomfortable.

She refused his request and continued to walk home, prompting the man to drive off.

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Ready to Set Department Goals
11:17 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Hinton : Busy First Two Months

Keokuk’s new police chief says his first two months on the job have been pretty busy.

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Sentencing To Be Scheduled
4:56 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Pitman Guilty of First Degree Murder

Adam Pitman, 24, of Keokuk has been found guilty of 1st degree murder. He was accused of choking his mother, Rosa Pitman, to death August 30, 2011.

Adam Pitman, 24, of Keokuk has been found guilty of one count of 1st Degree Murder. 

He was accused of choking his mother, Rosa Pitman, 46, to death in her home at 1602 Concert Street in Keokuk in the early morning hours of August 30, 2011.

An autopsy revealed Rosa Pitman died of asphyxiation due to a combination of strangulation and suffocation.

1st Degree Murder carries a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Son Accused of Killing Mother
11:14 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Pitman Murder Trial : Day 4

The fourth day of the murder trial of Keokuk resident Adam Pitman again wrapped up early due to just one witness being on the docket.

Judge Cynthia Danielson is presiding over the case at the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.

Pitman is accused of killing his mother, Rosa Pitman, in her home in the early morning hours of August 30, 2011.  He allegedly confessed to the crime after being pulled over for a traffic violation several hours later.

1st Degree murder carries a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

WITNESS

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Son Accused of Killing Mother
12:21 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Pitman Murder Trial : Day 3

Adam Pitman, 24, of Keokuk is accused of killing his mother, Rosa Pitman, 46, of Keokuk.

The third day of the murder trial of Keokuk resident Adam Pitman wrapped up early due to scheduling conflicts.

Judge Cynthia Danielson is presiding over the case at the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.

Pitman is accused of killing his mother, Rosa Pitman, in her home in the early morning hours of August 30, 2011.  He allegedly confessed to the crime after being pulled over for a traffic violation several hours later.

1st Degree murder carries a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

WITNESSES

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Son Accused of Killing Mother
12:28 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Pitman Murder Trial : Day 2

Adam Pitman

The murder trial of Keokuk resident Adam Pitman has concluded its second day.

Judge Cynthia Danielson is presiding over the case at the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.

Pitman is accused of killing his mother, Rosa Pitman, in her home in the early morning hours of August 30, 2011.  He allegedly confessed to the crime after being pulled over for a traffic violation several hours later.

1st Degree murder carries a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

ADAM PITMAN

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Adm. Capt. Hinton New Police Chief
9:02 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Keokuk Increases Sewer Rates

Keokuk residents and businesses will pay more for sewer services as the city council has finalized a vote to increase the monthly rate effective August 1.

The commercial rate will increase by 3% while the residential rate will go up 5%.

Mayor Tom Marion says the commercial rate increase is smaller because Keokuk wants to remain competitive for businesses and industries.

The city says the minimum monthly charge for a residence will now be $24.25.

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