Today’s Local News

Henry County Acquires State-Owned Land for New Jail

Posted: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Henry County has chosen the site of the new law enforcement center and jail after a lawsuit was threatened against the City of Mount Pleasant.

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UPDATE: No Injuries in Charter Bus Fire

Posted: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 6:27 am

A Hawkeye Stages charter bus caught fire Friday morning, causing Highway 218 traffic to be at a standstill for some time.

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Lights of Love Coming to Downtown Washington for the Holidays

Posted: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Special Christmas trees will be on display in Washington’s Central Park this holiday season.

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Detect Prediabetes Early During National Diabetes Month

Posted: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 6:24 am

November is National Diabetes Month, and for those who aren’t diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, this could be a time to check if you have prediabetes.

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Southeast Iowa Abnormally Dry, Areas of Moderate Drought

Posted: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Iowa’s drought conditions increased slightly from last week to this week.

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Donation Presented to Washington County K-9 Fund

Posted: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 6:22 am


Drako looks at officer Nathan Schmuecker while visiting a Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting in 2016. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A donation was presented to the Washington County K-9 Fund at the recent Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting. Auditor Dan Widmer explained, a $100 donation was given by Bob Kennedy of Washington. Two years ago the Washington County Sheriff’s Office gained two K-9 officers, named Drako and Vasco. They began their work with the department in July of 2015. The two officers are trained for drug investigations, as well as search and rescue cases.

Bridge Work Complete 150th Re-Opened

Posted: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 6:22 am

A road that was closed for work in October in rural Washington County has been re-opened.

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WACO Teacher Receives State Civil Rights and Liberties Award

Posted: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 6:20 am


Photo courtesy of WACO School District

“Speak your mind, even when your voice shakes,” these are the words spoken by senior citizen rights activist Maggie Kuhn, and this is a quality a WACO teacher tries to instill in her students.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with KCII General Manager Joe Nichols about the 15th Annual KCII Caring Christmas Food Drive.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Feed the Kids board member and Mid-Prairie West Elementary School Counselor Leanne Bender about the food pantries in the school district. This is the first part of a two-part interview.

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Man Convicted of Delivering Meth to Undercover Officer in Riverside

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Eric McIntosh, Jr.

A Burlington man was found guilty Wednesday of delivering methamphetamine to an undercover law officer.

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Riverside Parents Plead Not Guilty in Death of Infant Daughter

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Ambrashia Chrzan


Anthony McCoy

Two Riverside parents charged in the death of their infant daughter have both pled not guilty.

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Frontier Family Restaurant Receives Grant, Facade Facelift Anticipated

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 6:26 am


A rendering of what the front of the restaurant on Iowa Avenue will look like upon completion. Image courtesy of Main Street Washington

The Frontier Family Restaurant in downtown Washington will be getting a facelift, thanks in part to a grant.

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KCII’s 15th Annual Caring Christmas Food Drive Underway

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 6:26 am

KCII’s 15th Annual Caring Christmas Food Drive is underway.

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MCO Withdraws, Impacts Washington County Clients

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 6:24 am

One of Iowa’s Managed Care Organizations (MCO) is withdrawing from providing coverage to 215,000 Iowans effective November 30th.

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Gaming Commission Votes Down Cedar Rapids Casino Proposal

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 6:24 am

After months of meetings and deliberation the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) has made it’s decision on a Cedar Rapids casino.

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Nearly 300 Deer Harvested in Washington County So Far

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Contributed photo

So far this year, hunters have harvested 23,049 deer in Iowa.

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Highways 1 and 22 Intersection Expects Completion in December

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Completion of the Highways 1 and 22 intersection project in Kalona is behind schedule.

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BREAKING NEWS: Bus Fire on Highway 218

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 6:19 am

 

At 5:40a.m. Friday, local authorities received a call for a charter bus that was on fire in the southbound lanes of Highway 218 near the intersection of 240th street just north of Ainsworth.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Bob Freeman with the Prairie Power Team of Washington County Relay for Life about a festival of trees to raise money for Relay for Life.