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Tornado sirens to be tested in Lee County

KEOKUK, Ia (WGEM) — Towns in Lee County, Iowa, will test their outdoor warning sirens Wednesday morning as part of Iowa’s annual tornado drill. Lee County Emergency Management stated that the annual Iowa statewide tornado drill is scheduled for Wednesday. A test tornado watch will be issued by the N


Flood Warning issued March 26 at 11:12AM CDT by NWS Quad Cities IA IL

Updated information for the Mississippi river. River forecasts include past precipitation and forecast rainfall for. The Mississippi River at Keokuk LD19. * At 8:00 AM Tuesday the stage was 19.8 feet and steady.


Authorities: 15-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed herself at gun club

MONTROSE, Iowa — Authorities say a 15-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed herself at a gun club in Iowa. Lee County sheriff’s officials say deputies and medics were called around 10:40 a.m. Sunday to the Tri-State Gun Club outside Montrose, a community about 80 miles south of Iowa City.


Prison Industries may bump Iowa housing stock

FORT MADISON – Iowa may start using state offenders to start to replenish housing stock across the state. A program that has been in place in South Dakota’s state prison system for close to 20 years is now gaining momentum in Iowa, and Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission Executive Director M


Iowa Authorities Investigating Body Found Near Community College Campus

SIOUX COUNTY, I.A. – Sioux County authorities are investigating after a body was found in the Floyd River this morning near the Northwest Iowa Community College campus. The body was located around 10:30 this morning. The river borders the community college’s southeastern edge. A message was sent to


Fire department investigating structure fire in Keokuk

Keokuk Fire Department said an investigation is on-going following a structure fire this weekend. Fire crews responded to 118 Blondeau St. at 8:16 a.m. On arrival, crews found the back side of the structure to be fully involved in fire.


Businesses and residents continue to feel impact as flood water recedes

The Mississippi River is receding in many Tri-State towns. That includes Alexandria, Missouri. But, it’s a slow drop for people hoping to get back to normal. Although the water is starting to go down, Highway 61 is still closed– as businesses and residents continue to feel the impact.


Iowa Senate passes "unborn person" fetal homicide bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republicans in the Iowa Senate have passed a bill that could send a person to prison for life if they cause death of a fetus, even if it's an accident and in cases where someone didn't know the mother was pregnant.


Traffic camera ban clears Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate voted Tuesday to ban traffic enforcement cameras. The red light and speed cameras have been the subject of much debate in recent years. The vote was 30 to 19. The bill now goes to the House.


Annual statewide tornado drill in Iowa

The annual Iowa statewide tornado drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27th. A test tornado watch will be issued, by the National Weather Service, at 10:00 a.m., followed by a test tornado warning at 10:15 a.m.


Kahoka man injured in crash west of Wayland

WAYLAND, Mo. -- A Kahoka man was injured in a Monday afternoon crash west of Wayland. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a 2003 Toyota Camry driven by Grant M. Bevans, 20, of Kahoka, was eastbound on U.S. 136, 2 miles west of Wayland, at 3:50 p.m. and stopped in traffic to make a left turn. T


Illinois Residents May Soon Pay a Tax When It Rains

If you think Illinois had a tax for everything, you're wrong! A new tax is being proposed that will cost you money every time it rains. It's being called the 'rain tax.'. A new tax on rainwater is being proposed in Springfield, according to Illinois State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee). He is