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07/20/2018 - 11:48am
Sigourney, Iowa,- Jonathan Walker has been sentenced by Judge Shawn Showers to five years in prison. Walker was charged in March with stabbing a What Cheer man 17 times. Prosecutors had initially requested that he receive a suspended prison sentence, however they amended the initial plea deal to request that he be sent to a halfway house for six months before being released from jail. Walker'...
05/04/2018 - 9:45am
Richland, Iowa- A special audit report released on March 23 appears to show thousands of “improper and unsupported disbursements” over a nine-year period, starting in August 2007, in the City of Richland. The report was requested by city officials over concerns regarding credit card purchases of former City Clerk Chris Thomann. The...
05/04/2018 - 9:45am
Sigourney, Iowa- On February 14, a gunman entered Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, and killed 17 students/faculty, while wounding another 17. The events of that day sparked a flurry of new movements, aimed at tightening restrictions on the sale of assault weapons, and also aimed at strengthening classroom security. Throughout...
05/02/2018 - 11:56am
Hedrick, Iowa- One person was injured Friday afternoon, April 27, after a car vs semi accident that left part of Highway 149, west of Hedrick, shut down for a brief time. The accident occurred around 4:10 p.m. According to a state patrol accident report, a 2014 semi, driven by 67-year-old David Parsons, of Wapello, was eastbound on Highway 149 at...
04/27/2018 - 12:19pm
Johnathan Walker entered an Alford Plea Friday morning in Keokuk County District court to one count of Willful Injury, a Class D Felony. An Alford Plea is in essence a guilty plea however the defendant maintains their innocence while conceding that they likely would be convicted at a trial. Walker was initially charged with Attempted Murder,...
04/20/2018 - 4:13pm
Sigourney, Iowa- The Keokuk County Supervisors considered additional action on items related to this year’s Ragbrai visit to Sigourney. Up for consideration on Monday was a proposed vender ordinance for unincorporated areas of Keokuk County during the Ragbrai visit in July. County Attorney John Schroeder, who is sitting on the Sigourney...
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