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Keokuk and Fort Madison join forces to fight poverty

Brought together by a desire to relieve their communities of a common problem - generational poverty - representatives from Fort Madison and Keokuk have joined together to offer solutions. And, the economic development groups of both communities backed their wishes for the future with hefty donation


Man admits killing mother in Keokuk home they shared

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) - A Keokuk man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother in the home they shared. The Hawk Eye reports that 24-year-old Devan Williams described at his hearing Tuesday in Fort Madison how he smothered his mother with a pillow in January last year. He told the judge he did so to keep


Robbery defendants plead not guilty

OTTUMWA - Two men accused of robbing an Ottumwa gas station have pleaded not guilty. The Wapello County Sheriff's Department says Jacob Bonner, 18, and Gabriel Clarkson, 18, both of Eldon, entered the BP gas station south of Ottumwa just after 1 a.m. March 20 and pointed a handgun at the employee on

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-03-22 14:14:00

Burnside man facing sexual assault, abuse charges

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- David M. Omiatek, 54, of Burnside, was arrested Friday on a Hancock County warrant accusing him of one count of predatory criminal sexual assault and three counts of criminal sexual abuse. Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger said the alleged victim in the case was under 13 when

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2018-03-24 05:15:04

Man protesting in front of QHS arrested

A man who was seen protesting across Quincy over the past week, including Quincy High School, was arrested Friday morning, according to the Quincy Police Department. QPD said Jason Priest was arrested for disorderly conduct for his actions in front of the high school. "He was behaving unreasonably a

WGEM.COM - 2018-03-24 00:37:00

Carthage man arrested on drug charge

HAMILTON, Ill. -- A Carthage man was arrested on a methamphetamine-related charge Tuesday in Hamilton. David M. Omiatek II, 19, was arrested on a charge of possession of less than 5 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver. The Hamilton Police Department said an officer was investigat


Police investigating Arby's robbery

QUINCY -- The Quincy Police Department and Adams County Sheriff's Department are investigating a Thursday night robbery at Arby's. Employees reportedly told officers at 10:48 p.m. that a white male robbed the restaurant while displaying a weapon. The man then ran from the restaurant going north, Q

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2018-03-23 13:35:01

Devan Williams gave chilling details of the murder of his mother

Williams plead guilty to killing his mother Lori Lynn Williams inside their Keokuk home in January 2017. FORT MADISON - A Keokuk man admitted in chilling detail Tuesday how he strangled and smothered his mother before crushing her larynx during an argument inside their Keokuk home in January 2017. D


Protests erupt in Poland over plan to tighten abortion law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Thousands of people protested in Warsaw and other cities across Poland on Friday against the conservative government's latest attempt to restrict abortion. Many also voiced broad anger at the ruling Law and Justice party, which has been accused by domestic critics and internati


Keokuk business expanding on Main Street

A doctor's office in Keokuk got approval from the city to continue its expansion efforts. James Healthcare and associates on 612 Main Street will add a dermatology department in July and a primary care clinic in the fall. Dr. James and his wife said city council approved the purchase of 614 Main an


Crime Stoppers seeks help in solving a trailer theft

The Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a theft. The Quincy Police Department was called to the 2200 block of North 24th on March 15 to investigate a theft. A gray Bertron utility trailer was reported missing from the lot. Someone reported recently seeing the trailer attached


Rathbun Lake site for local Live Healthy 5K April 14

Live Healthy Iowa has selected 19 communities across Iowa as host sites for the 5th annual Live Healthy Iowa 5K events. The events, scheduled for Saturday, April 14, will be held in Asbury, Bondurant, Britt, Carroll, Decorah, Dike, Fairfield, Grinnell, Hiawatha, Montrose, Onawa, Perry, Rathbun Lake,


New smoothie restaurant coming to Quincy

A long time Fort Madison restaurant is closing next week. A long time Fort Madison restaurant is closing next week. Fort Madison crews are doing some spring cleaning in the cemetery this week. Fort Madison crews are doing some spring cleaning in the cemetery this week. In America's Hometown, it'

WGEM.COM - 2018-03-22 16:53:00

Hancock County State's Attorney dies of heart attack at 39

Jason Pohren Hancock County Coroner confirmed to Local 4 News that Hancock County State's Attorney Jason Pohren died yesterday morning at his home. Preliminary autopsy results indicate Pohren died of a heart attack. Poehren was 39. Pohren was a Keokuk native, a former officer with the Hamilton and


Burlington man charged with attempted murder

A Burlington man was charged Tuesday in Des Moines County District Court with attempted murder in connection with shots being fired at a group of people last November on South Hill. Addarryl Akeem Harris, 29, 725 Lewis St., was returned to Burlington late Monday after Des Moines County sheriff's dep


Teen ticketed after two-vehicle crash

QUINCY -- A 17-year-old Quincy driver was cited for failing to yield after a two-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon. The Adams County Sheriff's Department reports a 2010 Nissan Sentra driven by the female teen was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of North 12th and U.S. 24 at 4:18 p.m. t


Hancock County States Attorney Jason Pohren dies

CARTHAGE, Ill., - The Hancock County, Illinois, state's attorney was found dead Monday of an apparent heart attack, according to Hancock County Sheriff Scott Benzinger. Jason Pohren, 39, of Carthage, Illinois, died Monday after complaining of feeling ill, Benzinger said. Kendall Beals, the Hancock C


Hillsboro man arrested during traffic stop on drug charges

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (KWQC) - One man is in custody after a K-9 unit alerted police of possible narcotics during a traffic stop. On Wednesday, March 14 at approximately 10:16 p.m. a traffic stop was performed by a Henry County Sheriff's Deputy. The driver, identified as Jacob Fett of Hillsboro was


Quincy home catches fire - WGEM.com: Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and Radio

Herald-Whig Photo A house fire broke out at 1619 College in Quincy at approximately 9:13 a.m. on Monday. Heavy smoke could be seen coming out of the house when firefighters arrived on the scene. A neighbor said people were home at the time of the fire, but everyone made it out of the house safely.


Task force charges Burlington man on meth felony

BY PCC STAFF KEOKUK - The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of a Burlington, Iowa man on felony drug charges.QUEEN Nicholas Ryan Queen, 39, of Burlington was arrested on March 18th, 2018 at 1012 Fulton Street in Keokuk on felony drug charges. Queen is charged with three counts of de