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Past articles by Andy:

Burlington seeking to hire police officers

People interested in beginning a career in law enforcement or those who are already certified police officers seeking new employment are encouraged to → Read More

Man jailed for using car as weapon

A man who allegedly used his vehicle to run down his cousin at Midtown Gardens Apartments in early July was charged Wednesday in Des Moines County → Read More

Investigation into discovery of skull continues

Authorities said human remains are not likely from this area. → Read More

Tama fire reward set at $10K

Local and state investigators have determined "an area of origin" in the Tama Complex fire, but are still searching for what started the Aug. → Read More

Bond set for man who hit cop

A man who struck a Burlington police officer with his car while attempting to flee during a traffic stop Wednesday remains in the Des Moines County jail → Read More

Bond set at $25k for Cedar Rapids man charged with Burlington burglary

Brandon Hanners allegedly broke into a home on Summer Street and assaulted a resident. → Read More

Brandon Hanners arrested for home invasion

Cedar Rapids man is facing burglary charges. → Read More

Danny Cluney returned to Burlington facing several felonies

He was arrested last month in South Carolina where he fled to avoid prosecution in Des Moines County. → Read More

Lee County makes meth delivery arrest

WEST POINT— A 33-year-old Lee County man was arrested this week on felony charges of delivery of methamphetamine.Joel Tyler Bell, 33, of West Point, was arrested Sunday at his residence on two felony charges. Bell is charged with two counts of delivery of less than five grams of methamphetamine, a class C felony, said Lt. Jay Whitaker, commander of the Lee County Narcotics Task Force.If… → Read More

Police: Couple admits to robbery

A Burlington couple charged Friday with robbing the Gasland station on North Eighth Street earlier this week have admitted to detectives their involvement → Read More

Arrest made in Demarcus Chew murder

Chicago police arrested Antoine Calvin Spann on a warrant for murder. He is jailed in Illinois, awaiting extradition. → Read More

Burlington man accused of molesting 12-year-old girl

Bradley Webster is scheduled to appear in court Friday, charged with having indecent contact with a child. → Read More

Police investigating attempted abduction at Pollmiller Park

Lee County authorities are seeking information about a bald man who allegedly tried to coax a girl to leave with him. → Read More

Man escapes house fire

A Burlington man was able to escape a fire at his residence Tuesday morning that he said was caused by his own careless smoking.Erek Williams, 48, 1924 → Read More

Man released in death of girlfriend Sadie Alvarado

Damian Hamann of Morning Sun was charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death. → Read More

Burlington man dies in motorcycle accident

SALEM — A 47-year-old Burlington man died Monday from injuries he suffered Sunday when the motorcycle he was riding left the roadway and flipped end-over-end several times on Salem Road in Henry County.John William Geiger died at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, where he was airlifted by MedForce following the accident.According to the Iowa State Patrol, Geiger was… → Read More

Magen Clark and baby found safe in South Carolina

A Burlington woman and her 10-month old infant were found safe today in a small town in South Carolina.Magen Clark, 22, and her infant daughter, Davina, → Read More

Minor injuries reported in plane accident

Authorities said a gust of wind hit the plane as it attempted to land → Read More

Taxi ride leads to robbery arrest

A Burlington man is facing second-degree robbery and burglary charges in connection with a bizarre incident early Tuesday morning.Robert Nicholas Benacka, → Read More

Cops out in force July 4th

Those wanting to get a bang out of their July Fourth celebration this week should remember not to drink and drive as part of their revelry."It's essential that our community members understand the safety and financial risks they take when the drink and drive," Des Moines County Sheriff Mike Johnstone said this week. "Under no circumstances is it ever acceptable to get behind the wheel of a… → Read More