Today’s Local News

BREAKING NEWS: Man Arrested on Keota Police Warrant A Person of Interest in Iowa City Homicide

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 5:28 pm

A man who was arrested on a warrant from Keota police is identified as a person of interest in an Iowa City homicide.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington County Fair Board member Amanda Russell about new items coming to this year’s fair.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Rep. Jarad Klein (R) about the state’s expanded cannabis oil legislation.

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Research Study Published about Chemicals in Columbus Junction Schools

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:28 am

A research study published last week in the Environmental Science and Technology Journal finds there are polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in Columbus Community schools.

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Fire Extinguished Near Keota

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:27 am

Emergency crews from multiple towns extinguished a fire in rural Keota Sunday afternoon.

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Minor Injuries in Car vs. Bus Wreck in Washington

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:27 am

A Chevrolet Impala and a bus collided in Washington Sunday afternoon.

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New to the Washington County Fair – Boot Decorating, Painting Class, and Basketball

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:25 am

A few new events and activities are slated for this year’s Washington County Fair.

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Area Communities Hold Day-Long Festivities on the Fourth of July

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:24 am


Southeastern Iowa towns will be having day-long Fourth of July celebrations.

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Holiday Week, No Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Supervisors will not hold a meeting Tuesday due to the 4th of July holiday.

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Dispatch Receives Multiple Fireworks Calls Over the Weekend

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:23 am

Popping, cracking, and booms could be heard across the area over the weekend as people used fireworks legally in Iowa.

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New Iowa Law Requires Drivers to Move Over for Utility Vehicles

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:21 am

Effective July 1, Iowa motorists are required to treat utility vehicles with the same amount of caution as they would an emergency or law enforcement vehicle.

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Be Aware of Local Ordinances Before Shooting Off Fireworks this Holiday

Posted: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

The sale and use of fireworks was made legal by the state, but the matter isn’t black and white, as cities may set their own restrictions on fireworks usage.

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Independence Day to be Observed, Expect Closures

Posted: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 6:23 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Independence Day will be observed Tuesday and with that many offices and businesses will be closed.

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Brighton Receives Grant for Housing Rehabilitation

Posted: Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 6:28 am


Map courtesy of the East Central Iowa Council of Governments.

The City of Brighton has received a $234,994 grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

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Washington County Fair Tickets Now Available, Entertainment Announced

Posted: Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 6:26 am


The 2016 Washington County Fair queen contest. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Join the KCII Big Red Radio at the Washington County Fair coming up in just a couple of weeks.

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Public Health Seeing Fewer Funds in Next Fiscal Year, Late Payments Now

Posted: Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 6:26 am

There has been a delay in Managed Care Organizations paying reimbursements to some agencies across the state, which has impacted Washington County Public Health.

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Wellman Car Show Contributing to Relay for Life

Posted: Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Wildcat Car Show will be clawing its way to downtown Wellman this Sunday.

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Drought Conditions Increase, 45% of Iowa Abnormally Dry

Posted: Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 6:24 am


Contributed image

Drought conditions in Iowa increased with 2.5% more of the state effected than last week.

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Military Museum Open in Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 6:23 am



Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Artifacts, uniforms, medals, news clippings, flags, photographs and much more can be seen at the F Troop Military Museum.

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Expect Extra Law Enforcement On Roadways During Holiday Weekend

Posted: Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 6:22 am

Extra law enforcement officers are on patrol during this holiday weekend.

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