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Developing Story
9:33 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Ongoing Incident Near WIU Campus

Trooper Dan Hill
Credit Rich Egger

Western Illinois University sent out an alert Wednesday evening stating “Police responded to a 911 call re: person w/gun in an off-campus house in the 500 block of W Murray St.”

As of 9:00 pm, police were saying little about the incident. Trooper Dan Hill, Safety Education Officer and Public Information Officer for Illinois State Police, District 14, said law enforcement had established a perimeter, and officers were continuing to gather information and resources.

He said some houses in the area were being evacuated as a safety precaution.

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Approved 96% - 4%
11:26 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Van Buren County Tax Vote

Residents of rural Van Buren County have overwhelmingly agreed to make a local option sales and service tax permanent.

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Keokuk, Burlington Also Considering
4:45 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

West Burlington Latest Talking Franchise Fee

West Burlington is trying to get ahead of a potential loss of revenue.

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Different amount of Rainfall key factor.
3:01 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Drought Hit Western IL Crops Unevenly

Credit ag.purdue.edu

Recently released numbers by the USDA show that the drought affected crop yields last hear differently across Western Illinois.

Corn yields in McDonough and Mason counties were down thirty bushels per acre from last year.  Adams and Pike County were down 60 bushels while Mercer County was actually up twenty.

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More Cost Effective than New Facility
6:23 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Keokuk to Upgrade Sewer Plant

Keokuk’s mayor says it makes financial sense to repair the city’s wastewater treatment plant, compared to replacing the facility.

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