Today's Local News

Ainsworth Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Posted: Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at 6:00 pm

A 48-year-old Ainsworth man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after an incident in Williamsburg this weekend.

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Car Rolls After Hitting Patrol Vehicle

Posted: Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Early Sunday morning, authorities were responding to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 92, when a third vehicle hit a patrol car and rolled onto its top.

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Drought Conditions Improve in Iowa

Posted: Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Drought conditions across Iowa lessened from 19.77 percent abnormally dry last week to 14.38 percent this week.

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One Step Closer to Widening Sitler Drive

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The reconstruction and widening of Sitler Drive in Washington is one step closer to being started.

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Washington Athletes Going to State Track and Field Meet

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Photos by KCII’s Nate Gonner

Twelve Washington High School student athletes will be making the trip to Des Moines next week to compete at the state track and field meet.

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Presidential Hopefuls Visiting Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A Republican who has announced his candidacy for President of the United States and one who plans to will be in southeast Iowa today.

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Graduation Held for Home Schooled Students

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A group of students in Mid-Prairie’s Home School Assistance Program are now graduates.

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Electronic Meets Jazz with Band ‘Jack Lion’ Performing in Washington Tonight

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A Southeast Iowa band that plays a blend of jazz and electronic music will be playing in Washington tonight.

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Heightened Click It or Ticket Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Over the last 10 years, Iowa has an average of 5.3 traffic fatalities during the three-day Memorial Day weekend.

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Keota High School Receives Bronze Medal

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A Keokuk County high school has been recognized in a national study.

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Tips for Daffodil Care

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:20 am


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Daffodils are a flower that must be planted in the fall and care for foliage must be taken when the blooms fade.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Charles Grassley about avian flu and the senator’s upcoming trip to Iowa.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss Kalona’s fiber optic infrastructure with Rory White, marketing director for Kalona Cooperative Technology Company, formerly known as Kalona Cooperative Telephone Company.

County Treasurers Meeting in Washington County

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Association of Iowa’s County Treasurers’ annual conference, which is  taking place in Washington County this year, wraps up today.

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Avian Flu Impacting Over 23 Million Birds in Iowa

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Millions of chickens have been killed in Iowa in an effort to stop the spread of avian flu.

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Join the Big Red Radio at Kidzfest Today

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A circus-themed Kidzfest will be on the square in downtown Washington today; join KCII’s Big Red Radio ‘under the big top’ for the event.

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Over a Quarter of an Inch of Rain Reported Thursday

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Thursday just over a quarter of an inch of rain, 0.28 inches, was reported in Washington.

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Cyclists to Pass Through Area Tomorrow Morning

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Thirteen cyclists will pass through southeast Iowa tomorrow morning as they travel from the Missouri border to the Minnesota border.

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Historic Fairfield Building to be Renovated

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A $2.2 million state historic preservation tax credit will be used to renovate a historic building on West Broadway Avenue in Fairfield.

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Master Gardeners to Hold Annual Plant Sale Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am


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The annual plant sale held by the Washington County Master Gardeners will be held Saturday morning.

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