A quick look at news from around the Tri-State region.
A quick look at news from around the tri-state region.
The Burlington Police Department has identified Crystal Newman, 33, as the woman found dead, last Thursday, in the home at 800 S. 8th Street in Burlington.
Authorities say Newman had a gunshot wound and there was a firearm/ammunition at the scene, but they have not determined a cause of death.
The children living at the residence were not harmed.
Fort Madison residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the future of city government.
A quick look at news from around the Tri-State Region
Members of United Steelworkers Local 444 have ratified a new contract with Henniges Automotive.
The union represents more than 400 workers at the auto-parts supplier in Keokuk.
Employees had been working under their previous contract after rejecting an earlier offer roughly two weeks ago.
DAVIS COUNTY, IA
A hunting preserve in Davis County is under quarantine after a white-tail deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease.
The Iowa Department of Transportation is recognizing Burlington’s public transportation system for increasing ridership and decreasing cuts.
The Burlington Urban Service (B.U.S.) has been named the “Most Improved Urban Transit System” for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011.
The agency says ridership is up about 18% while the cost is down about 15% per ride.
Van Buren County, IA
The Van Buren County Board of Supervisors says it will look into a proposal to designate all county roads as legal routes for all-terrain vehicles.
A four-to-four vote by the Keokuk City Council means A&B Furniture will not be able to display motorcycles in front of its store on Main Street.
1st Ward Alderman Mike O’Connor says the city must draw the line when businesses want to place vehicles on sidewalks.
The denial also means A&B Furniture cannot place furniture in front of the property.
In the same meeting, the city council approved a sidewalk display for Willow Tree Flowers and Gifts that calls for plants and a framed sign.
LEE COUNTY, IA
A quick look at news from around the Tri-State Region.
The Burlington School District will be adding a culinary arts program to the high school, starting next year.
Superintendent Jane Evans says it will start out as one course and expand in subsequent years. It will be taught at the high school with field experience available out in the community.
Evans says it will target 9th-12th graders who are interested in working in or managing a restaurant or other aspect of the hospitality industry.
Keokuk has agreed to sell a home at 2018 Missouri Street to God’s Way Christian Church for $1.
The property was donated to the city by a bank in the hopes it would be used to benefit low-to-moderate income individuals.
The city contacted Habitat for Humanity before reaching out to God’s Way Christian Church, which plans to use the home as a single family homeless shelter.
WEST BURLINGTON, IA
West Burlington Mayor Hans Trousil has named Lt. Frank Newberry as the city’s new police chief.