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Decomposed body discovered in Mississippi River at Keokuk

KEOKUK, Iowa — A body was recovered from the Mississippi River near Keokuk on Thursday, according to areport in the Burlington Hawkeye newspaper.


Video Reveals Police are Lying, Shows Cop Try to Shoot Dog and Kill Innocent Mom Instead

Burlington, IA — On Thursday, during a federal court hearing in Davenport, Iowa, officials revealed that the confidential police video—a key piece of evidence in exonerating a cop who killed an innocent mom—does not collaborate the cop’s claims that he was bitten by a dog before firing the fatal sho


Quincy man arrested on meth and weapons charge

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -A Quincy man is now behind bars on a meth and weapons charge after a search warrant.According to the West Central Illinois Task Force, 27-year-old Johnny Presley was arrested Friday on the charges of meth with intent to deliver and possession of a stolen firearm.The arrest was m

WGEM.COM - 2018-05-26 00:00:00

Autopsy set for body recovered from Mississippi River

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) —Authorities are trying to identify the person whose remains were found in the Mississippi River at Keokuk in southeast Iowa.Boaters reported Thursday afternoon that they'd spotted the body near the Keokuk Yacht Club. It was soon recovered.Authorities say the body was so badly deco


Iowa State Patrol investigating serious crash in Batavia

BATAVIA, IOWA —Iowa State Patrol is investigating a serious crash in Jefferson County.Around eight o'clock Saturday morning, authorities responded to a single-vehicle accident south of Batavia along County Road H43.The vehicle ran off the roadway, rolled over and came to rest in a ditch.While the sc

KTVO.COM - 2018-05-26 12:32:28

Man charged with meth possessions from inside, outside jail

Luke Jerozal, 33, of Jefferson City, was charged Friday with two felonies and two misdemeanors after an officer allegedly caught him with methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and brass knuckles before he was transported to jail, where he was found to be in possession of more methamphetamine.


Crossing closures could cause headaches

The city said notification of the plans came at 12:30 p.m. Friday. The notice said BNSF plans to close crossings at South Clay Street, Kitterman Avenue, South Market Street, South Vine Street and South Iowa Avenue between Tuesday and Thursday.

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-05-25 20:21:00

Macomb Police investigating animal abuse case at Macomb Pet Land

MACOMB, Illinois– On May 26, 2018, the Macomb Police Department responded to the Macomb Petland and started an animal abuse investigation.

WQAD - 2018-05-27 18:41:04

UPDATE: body found in Meredosia has been ID’d, investigation continues

According to authorities, the body was discovered at about 7:10 yesterday morning on Montgomery Street in Meredosia. According to the Morgan County Coroner’s Office, it was the body of 42-year old Robert Utter, of Rushville, who was pronounced dead shortly before 8 a.m. yesterday. Utter’s body was


Intellectually disabled woman found locked in bedroom, Davenport couple charged with neglect

A Davenport husband and wife have been arrested after police found the woman’s adult intellectually disabled daughter locked in an upstairs bedroom.Kimberly Williams, 47, and Eugene S. Harris, 56, both face a single charge of neglect or abandonment of a dependent person, a Class C felony punishable


Bonaparte's spring festival brings new folks to town

Saturday afternoon, vendors from across the Heartland set up booths selling homemade crafts, beauty supplies and plants.

KTVO.COM - 2018-05-26 13:30:44

Police Confirm: Body recovered from Mississippi River in Keokuk

KEOKUK, IA - The Keokuk Police Department confirms the recovery of a body from the Mississippi River north of the dam at 5 pm Thursday night.The identity of the body has not been confirmed at this time. Further details will be available as the investigation moves forward.KHQA does have a crew at the


An Iowa officer said a dog bit him before he pulled his gun and accidentally shot a woman. Police video shows otherwise, a lawyer says

DAVENPORT, Ia. — Confidential police video fails to corroborate a police officer's account that he was bitten by a dog before firing shots in 2015 that accidentally killed a Burlington, Iowa, mother, an attorney said Thursday during a federal court hearing.


Iowa seniors may be barred from graduation following prank

School officials on Monday discovered the school covered in toilet paper, Vaseline and posters, some featuring obscenities. Students also threw water balloons inside the building, tied the front doors shut with rope and burned toilet paper rolls outside.


Two men arrested for selling meth

34 year-old Nicholas Wotton, of South Pekin, and 47 year-old Robert Armstrong, of Pekin, were arrested during a traffic stop near the intersection of North School Street & Warren Avenue, in Normal.


Fort Madison police investigating card skimmer incident

FORT MADISON, IA —In Fort Madison, police are investigating how a card skimmer was placed at a local bank ATM last week.Police Chief Tim Sittig says the person has been identified.He says that individuals in these types of cases are often times from out of town.That can make prosecuting them a chall


Fort Madison residents upset with Amtrak station change

FORT MADISON, IA —Fort Madison residents are not happy about a recent change to its Amtrak service station.Last week, Amtrak let go the station agent who worked at the Fort Madison station.The employee was well loved throughout the community.Local residents met with Amtrak officials to understand th


Illinois high school valedictorian ordered to remove all references to Jesus from graduation speech

Administrators at a high school in Sciota, Illinois, allegedly told the valedictorian to remove all references to Jesus minutes before he was scheduled to go on stage and deliver his graduation speech, WBBM-TV reported.


Body found near Meredosia high school Thursday

Sheriff Bill Redshaw, with the Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, confirmed the body of a male from Rushville, Ill. was found near Meredosia-Chambersburg High School Thursday.


2 men accused of attacking jail officers plead guilty

Also Tuesday, the third man charged is expected to plead guilty to the same charges. Twenty-four-year-old Jorge Sanders-Galvez already has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a gender-fluid Burlington teenager, Kedarie Johnson.