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Leave Pets at Home, Don’t Risk Heat Injuries

Posted: Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 6:26 am


Dogs looking for their forever homes, currently at PAWS and More Animal Shelter in Washington. Contributed photos.

When it’s 80 degrees outside the temperature inside a car can climb up to 99 degrees within 10 minutes and that’s why it can be dangerous to leave a pet in a parked car even with the windows cracked, according to The Humane Society of the United States.

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UPDATE: House Fire on 265th Street

Posted: Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 6:26 am


Emergency crews respond to a house fire on 265th Street, a dead end road, Friday morning. Photo by KCII News.

There were no injuries incurred at a house fire on 265th Street Friday morning, southwest of Washington.

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University of Iowa Clinic to End Primary Care in Sigourney

Posted: Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The University of Iowa Community Medical Services, or UICMS, recently announced plans to close their primary care clinic in Sigourney.

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Moderate Drought in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am

While less of Iowa is experiencing drought conditions overall from last week to this week, more of southeast Iowa is in a moderate drought.

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Highland School Board to Discuss Sharing Agreement Tuesday

Posted: Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Highland School Board will meet Tuesday, and among the topics they will cover is discussion and possible action regarding a sharing agreement with Lone Tree for a librarian.

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Free Drainage Water Nitrate Sampling Offered

Posted: Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A free drainage water nitrate sampling is being offered Wednesday at the Washington USDA office.

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Local Bank Acquiries New Location

Posted: Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 6:21 am

CBI Bank and Trust, or Central Bancshares, Inc., of Muscatine, the parent company of CBI Bank in Washington, has completed the acquisition of another location.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII news speaks with Amber Talbot, director of PAWS and More about summer care for pets.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Theresa Blossom about becoming the new IMS Director of Finance.

UPDATE: House Fire on 265th Street

Posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 9:56 am


Emergency crews respond to a house fire on 265th Street, a dead end road, Friday morning. Photo by KCII News.

There were no injuries incurred at a house fire on 265th Street Friday morning, southwest of Washington.

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BREAKING NEWS: House Fire on 265th Street

Posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 7:37 am



Photos by Sally Y. Hart – KCII News

At 7 a.m. Friday morning, emergency responders received a call of a fully-engulfed house fire on 265th Street southwest of Washington.

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Mid-Prairie Welcomes New High School Principal

Posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Mid-Prairie High School will be welcoming a new administrator starting this fall.

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Local Wife and Mother Organizes Event to Help Fight Husband’s Cancer Battle

Posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 6:26 am

A kidney transplant recipient who was recently diagnosed with cancer is looking forward to an event that is being held to help raise funds for his treatment.

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KCII Brought Live Coverage of Thunderstorm Warning Thursday Morning

Posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Radar images provided by AccuWeather Thursday morning show strong storms across Iowa.

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team responded to a severe thunderstorm warning Thursday morning.

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Road Construction Causes Detour on Highway 92

Posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 6:25 am

For the next month, a 10-mile portion of Highway 92 east of Oskaloosa will be closed for construction.

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One Person Taken by Helicopter Following Wreck in Keokuk County

Posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 6:25 am

One person was taken by Mercy One Air Care to Mercy Hospital following a two-vehicle wreck in Keokuk County, west of Ollie, Thursday afternoon.

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Rollover Wreck Near Crawfordsville

Posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Emergency crews responded to a single-vehicle rollover near Crawfordsville Wednesday afternoon.

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Habitat for Humanity Looking for Residents in Riverside

Posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for a new house in Riverside.

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Crop Report Shows Most of Iowa’s Corn and Soybeans in Good to Excellent Condition

Posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Corn in southeast Iowa is ahead of most of the state in its progress for the season.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Ed Raber, director of WEDG, and Sarah Grunewaldt, director of Main Street Washington, about the potential of redeveloping the former calendar factor on East Third Street and the Goncho apartment building.