Today's Local News

Multiple Vehicle Accident in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 11:45 am

Crews were called to a multiple-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Highway 1 and Lexington Boulevard shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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BREAKING NEWS: Multiple Car Accident on HWY 1

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 11:34 am


Traffic is slowed for a wreck. Photo by Sally Hart

A multiple-vehicle accident near the Kirkwood Regional Center in Washington caused a traffic slowdown Wednesday morning.

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Winter Weather Causes Slick Roads

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Half an inch of snow fell in Washington Tuesday night.

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Three Die in Wreck

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

A Washington County man was driving a semi when a vehicle didn’t yield, resulting in a fatal accident Tuesday.

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Highland Budget Meeting Set

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

A meeting to discuss the ongoing budget issues at Highland Schools has been set.

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KCII Delivering Donations to Food Pantries

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Matt Brown (left) puts a donation in the Big Red Radio at its stop at CBI Bank and Trust in Washington in December. Photo by Duncan Miller

You may see KCII’s Big Red Radio traveling across southeast Iowa today.

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Clear Sidewalks of Snow and Ice

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Property owners in the City of Washington are reminded they are responsible for keeping sidewalks free of ice and snow.

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Sigourney Council to Appoint Interim Mayor

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Sigourney will soon know who their new mayor will be.

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Six Mid-Prairie Speech Entries Earn Division One Ratings

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 6:20 am

It was a banner weekend for the Mid-Prairie large group speech team.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington Community Schools Superintendent Jeff Dicks about the legislative session, budgets and open enrollment. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Today on In Touch with Southeast Iowa we are joined by Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh.

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Be Prepared in Cold Weather

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 6:25 am

With winter weather in the forecast this week, now is the time to make sure you are ready for the seemingly relentless cold.

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County Roads Crew Rescue Dog

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 6:24 am

With temperatures in the single digits, a dog was rescued by county roads personnel in rural Washington County Monday morning.

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State Supplemental Aid Focus of Legislature

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Governor Terry Branstad has released his budget and proposed a 2.45% increase in state supplemental aid.

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Dangerous Windchills for Livestock and Horses

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am

As windchills drop below zero it is important for those who own horses or livestock to think about how to best care for animals in the cold.

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Advocates for Dogs Promote Bill

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Dog facilities in Iowa. Photos courtesy of Mary LaHay.

Each year in Iowa, dog breeders must obtain a license through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and this year an organization is advocating for a bill to ensure the dogs’ welfare at these facilities.

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Burglary in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A burglary was reported in Washington Monday and a man was arrested on a Johnson County warrant.

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Start Submitting Tax Returns Today

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 6:21 am

The annual tax season begins today.

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Eaglerock Places 2nd at West Branch

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 6:20 am

Keota’s showchoir Eaglercock!, placed second in their division at the West Branch Saturday Night Jive competition.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII news speaks with Mary LaHay with Iowa Friends of Companion Animals about dog breeding and puppy mills in Iowa. This is part two of a two-part interview.