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'Someone has to pick it up'

Burlington looks a little cleaner this Earth Day thanks to the efforts of volunteers at the 18th annual Keep Burlington Beautiful Earth Day clean-up. Around 500 volunteers picked up somewhere from two to five tons of trash Saturday on the riverfront, in downtown alleys, in ravines throughout the com

HAWK EYE - 2018-04-22 07:01:00

Younkers liquidating in Westland Mall

WEST BURLINGTON - Employees at Younkers in the Westland Mall say they don't know when their store will be closed. Younkers is one of several department store chains owned by The Bon-Ton Stores, which is currently liquidating merchandise at all of its 250 stores to go out of business. West Burlington

HAWK EYE - 2018-04-22 07:01:00

Wyoming to Kewanee chase ends in arrest

TOULON - A 40-year old East Peoria man was taken into custody after fleeing authorities during a vehicle pursuit that initially began east of Wyoming and ended with no injuries on the four-lane of Tenney Street in Kewanee. The incident started at 3:03 p.m. when Stark County Deputy Gary Bent attempt

STAR COURIER - 2018-04-21 03:15:40

Identity of woman found burned to death difficult to verify

Authorities are continuing to investigate the death of a woman whose body was found outside a burning vehicle Tuesday night in a cornfield north of Burlington. Although an autopsy was performed Wednesday on the woman's badly burned body at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, her identity a


Illinois rivers helped feed economic growth in state

Editor's note: The weekly Illinois Bicentennial series is brought to you by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois Press Association. More than 20 newspapers are creating stories about the state's history, places and key moments in advance of the Bicentennial on Dec. 3, 2018. Stori

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-04-22 07:00:00

Galesburg bingo group combines fun, friends

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. In this March 19, 2018 photo, participants in Monday morning bingo at Wendy's in Galesburg, Ill., marks their cards during a game. It's become a weekly tradition at the restaurant with people from their 30s to their 90s playing. Instead of putting in mon


Man pleads guilty to hammer slaying of Burlington man

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) -- A Burlington man accused of using a claw hammer to fatally beat another man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Court records say 26-year-old Layton Tapscott entered the plea Monday to a charge of second-degree murder in the October 2016 slaying of 32-year-old Julian Men


Woman found dead next to burning car in Des Moines County, Iowa

DES MOINES COUNTY, Iowa (KWQC) -- Des Moines County Sheriff's office is investigating an accident that left one woman dead. On Tuesday, April 17th, deputies and a Mediapolis fire crew were called to 9516 Stony Hallow Road for a car on fire in a field. When they arrived, crews found the car on fire


Burlington Iowa Area Crime Stoppers looking for wanted suspects

BURLINGTON, Iowa (KWQC) - Two men are wanted out of Burlington on unrelated charges and area crime stoppers are asking for the public's help. The first man they are looking for, 26-year-old Robert Mitchell Degroat is wanted on multiple warrants including an absent from custody warrant. The second


Authorities investigating body found next to car fire

According to the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived at a field on Stony Hollow Road just before 6:30 p.m. Deputies and Mediapolis fire personnel on scene found a car fully engulfed in flames, and a deceased woman outside the vehicle.


One person killed in truck-train collision: report

One person is dead after a truck struck a BNSF train in Galesburg. The Galesburg Register-Mail reports police, firefighters and paramedics were called to the 600 block of Linwood Road, near Hill Correctional Center, just before 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. The train is stopped on the tracks, and Linwood is


Task force gets two more on felony drug charges

Tab Andrew Bottger, 45, of 516 S 5th Street, Keokuk, Iowa was arrested on April 16th, 2017 in the 700 block of Palean Street on felony and misdemeanor drug charges. Bottger is charged with the following: possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine in excess of five grams within 1000 feet of a


Henry County law enforcement call log

Lost/Found Property - 300 Block S. Main St., Mt. Pleasant Civil Problems/Stand By - 100 Block S. Pine St., New London Disabled Vehicle - 3300 Block Hwy. 218, Salem Vehicle Unlock - 700 Block W. Monroe St., Mt. Pleasant Lost/Found Property - 300 Block S. Main St., Mt. Pleasant Civil Problems/Stand By


Loraine man arrested in connection with Hancock County burglary

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- The Hancock County Sheriff's Department, working in conjunction with the Adams County Sheriff's Department, arrested a Loraine man Wednesday in connection with an April 2 burglary in Hancock County and is seeking the public's help to find out more information. Kyle M. Kuhlmeier, 35


Driver injured in rollover crash

Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to single vehicle crash in Clark County Saturday afternoon. The crash report said it happened on Missouri Highway 27, a quarter of a mile south of Wayland, Missouri. Troopers say the driver from Fort Madison ran off the road, went airborne, and then rolled o


Two motorists killed in head-on collision

HENDERSON COUNTY - Two people were killed in a head-on collision between two vehicles in rural Henderson County on Friday night. Nichole R. Harman, 45, Burlington, Iowa, and Nicholas D. Babcock, 28, Stronghurst, were both pronounced dead at the scene on County Road 700E, also known as Carman Road, a


Two dead in Henderson County crash

HENDERSON COUNTY - Two people are dead after a head-on crash Friday night in Henderson County, according to a news release from Illinois State Police District 14. At about 11:37 p.m. on Friday, a 2018 Kia Optima was traveling south on County Road 700 East approximately 3/4 mile south of U.S. Route 3


Attempted murder charges for man who fired into car in Henderson County

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Fort Madison man tased, arrested after vehicular chase

MONTROSE, Iowa (KWQC) - Shawn Lee Dehaven, 46 of Fort Madison, Iowa, led Des Moines County Deputies on a vehicular and on foot chase. Dehaven was wanted for felony assault on a peace officer from a prior high-speed chase on April 7th. Dehaven was located by two Crimestoppers tipsters. After a brief


Chase Anderson Roundup Rodeo keeps his memory alive

Anderson, who had autism and muscular dystrophy, died in 2011 at age 17. His family held the seventh annual rodeo in his honor this weekend at the Rockin A Arena in Palmyra.