Today's Local News

Motorcyle Hit By Car in Washington

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

A motorcycle was struck by a car Sunday evening after a driver failed to yield.

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It’s Lightning Awareness Week in Iowa

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

On average, 49 people die in the United States every year due to lightning.

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Kirkwood for Kids Commences

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The second year of Kirkwood for Kids in Washington begins today.

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Highland Looks to Improve Energy Efficiency

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Highland Schools are continuing their efforts to improve their energy efficiency.

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Longest Day of the Year – A Time to Raise Money for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Residents at the UP Home use NuStep machines. Contributed photo.

Today is the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, and in honor of those facing Alzheimer’s disease residents at the United Presbyterian Home are taking part in a special activity.

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Iowa Has the Most Structurally Deficient Bridges

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A recent report found the state of Iowa has the most structurally deficient bridges in the country.

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UPDATE: One Dead, Another Injured in Washington House Fire

Posted: Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 9:51 am


KCII News photos

Emergency crews responded to a house fire in downtown Washington at approximately 12:32 a.m. Sunday.

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Keeping Livestock Protected from Pests

Posted: Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 6:28 am

As the temperature rises, the bugs come out in full force.

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Summer Solstice Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Monday is officially the longest day of the year – the summer solstice.

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BREAKING NEWS: House Fire in Washington

Posted: Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 3:41 am


KCII News photos

Emergency crews responded to a house fire in downtown Washington in the early morning hours Sunday.

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Fatal Crash in Louisa County

Posted: Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Thursday night, the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an overturned vehicle in a ditch near Highway 61 south of Wapello.

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A Space for the LET’s Center for the Healing and Creative Arts

Posted: Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 6:24 am


The home of the LET’s Center – 114 North Iowa Avenue, Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A local non-profit organization that works to bring a variety of arts to people in Washington now has an address of its own.

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Lexi Marek Competes in Miss Iowa Pageant

Posted: Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Photo Courtesy of Say Uncle Photography

The 2012 Washington County Fair Queen Lexi Marek recently competed in the 2016 Miss Iowa Pageant.

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Over a Quarter of Iowa is Abnormally Dry

Posted: Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Drought conditions in Iowa have increased from last week to this week.

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Mid-Prairie Sharing Agreements Approved

Posted: Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Mid-Prairie Schools decided to continue a sharing agreement with Williamsburg schools.

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Washington County Staff to Inspect Area Tanning Beds, Tattoo Shops and Pools

Posted: Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 6:22 am

One of the responsibilities of Washington County Environmental Health is to inspect tanning booths, tattoo shops and pools in the county.

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Ogres, a Talking Donkey, and Fairy Tale Creatures to Perform Shrek The Musical

Posted: Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 6:21 am

A cast of 45 local actors, singers and dancers is performing Shrek The Musical in Washington this weekend and next week.

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Washington County Supervisors to Consider 28E Agreements

Posted: Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 6:20 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will consider two 28E agreements at their meeting Tuesday.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Deb Tisor about Relay for Life in Washington this Saturday.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa program, we’re talking with WACO student Maysan Lee about the National Junior High Finals Rodeo.