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Gunfire causes crashes in Keokuk

Keokuk, IA- Police in Keokuk are seeking information regarding multiple shootings that took place on South 7th street Saturday night. The Pen City Current reports that at about 8:31 PM Saturday, Keokuk Police responded to a report of a crash in the 1400 block of South 7th Street. An investigation revealed that the incident started in the 1000 block of Palen street. During the incident, an occupant of one of the vehicles involved in the wreck got out and approached the other car, then shots were allegedly fired.
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Gunfire results in crashes on 7th Street in Keokuk

KEOKUK – Keokuk police are looking for information in connection with multiple shootings that took place Saturday night on South 7th Street. According to a release from the Keokuk Police Department, at about 8:31 p.m. officers responded to a report of a crash in the 1400 block of South 7th Street. Upon investigation, it was revealed the incident began in the 1000 block of Palen Street, where an occupant of one of the vehicles involved in the crash got out and approached the other vehicle. Shots were allegedly fired at that location.
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Grandson of late Charlie Sharpe accused of embezzling thousands from Christian group

BETHEL, Mo. — Investigators say a northeast Missouri man confessed to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his now-former employer, which is an organization started by his late grandfather, Charlie Sharpe. David Sharpe, 35, of Bethel, Missouri, is charged with two felony counts of stealing $25,000 or more from...
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Vehicle driven into Mississippi River in Quincy

QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — The Quincy Police Department said it responded to a report of a vehicle that was driven into the Mississippi River Tuesday morning. According to a news release, officers were called at 7:09 a.m. to the river near the South Side Boat Club. First responders arrived on...
Keokuk, IADaily Gate City

Shots fired between parties three times Saturday

The Keokuk Police Department has released some information about the shooting incident and accident that took place on Saturday on S. Seventh. The street was closed while an investigation was taking place. The press release from the department says at 8:31 p.m. Saturday, the officers responded to a traffic accident...
Keokuk, IADaily Gate City

Fire destroys home north of Keokuk

A home was destroyed by fire on Sunday evening at 2453 330th St. north of Keokuk. The house was completely engulfed in flame as firefighters from several area fire departments arrived on scene. The Montrose Fire Department was first to respond at about 8 p.m., but quickly called for assistance...
Keokuk, IADaily Gate City

Few details released about accident

No information has been released about an incident on S. Seventh Street on Saturday night when it appears a two vehicle accident between a car and a motorcycle took place. The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m., with the Keokuk Fire Department responding to the call for a two vehicle accident at 8:34 p.m. on Saturday. The report from the fire department states personnel cleaned up debris at the scene.
Keokuk, IAPen City Current

Pen City Current – Birth Announcements

FORT MADISON – Misty Fuller and Sheldon Robinson, of Fort Madison, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Anaya Marie Robinson on May 2, 2021 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. Anaya is joined at home by Isiaha, Nevaeh, De’Shon, Janessa, Channing, and Milyan. HOOVER. WEVER – Michelle Walljasper...

QPS reviewing mask optional as COVID-19 cases rise

QUINCY, Ill., (KHQA) — Quincy Public Schools is reviewing its mask optional guidelines that the school board voted on last month. The decision comes following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's, CDC, recent reversal on who and when people should wear masks. Citing new information about the Delta variant's...
Marion County,

Marion County now shows 28.5% positive COVID-19 test rate

HANNIBAL, Mo. (KHQA) — An independent website that tracks COVID-19 data from throughout the country has listed Marion County, Missouri as "severe." According to Covid Act Now, Marion County now has a 28.5 percent positive test rate as of Monday, August 2. Health officials are reporting 95.6 daily new cases...
Keokuk, IAHawk Eye

Female Athlete of the Year finalist: Keokuk senior Miracle Ailes

Sports — volleyball, basketball, track and field, softball. Accomplishments — Volleyball: Ailes was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Randy Loges, where she used her extraordinary leaping ability to become a solid hitter and blocker. Ailes came on strong her last two years on the court, putting down 117 kills and 42 blocks as a junior and 207 kills and 51 blocks as a senior. For her career, Ailes played in 90 matches, averaging 1.9 kills, 0.6 blocks and 0.3 per set. She was a first team All-Southeast Conference selection as a senior. Basketball: Ailes earned one varsity letter, playing her sophomore season for head coach Mike Davis. She averaged 2.8 points and 2.5 rebounds and shot 36.7 percent from the field. Track and field: Ailes was at her best in track and field, where she was a three-time letterwinner. She was a two-time state champion in the high jump, winning Class 3A titles her sophomore and senior seasons and placing second as a freshman. She finished second in the long jump, 100 and 200 as a senior at state. She also was a two-time Drake Relays champion in the high jump and finished third at Drake in the long jump as a senior. Softball: Ailes earned a varsity letter as a freshman, playing two games with one at bat.

Doug Ewing to display his drone photographs

KEOKUK, Iowa — Throughout the month of August, the Keokuk Art Center will host an exhibition of drone photography by local artist, Doug Ewing. The large format aerial views of local landmarks were captured by a drone camera, and present a stunning perspective of everyday scenes in and around the community.
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Surprising Building Tops the list for Illinois’ Best Kept Secrets

When it comes to the "Best Kept Secrets" in the state of Illinois, one website believes this unique building deserves the top spot. According to the website Quincy, Illinois own Villa Katherine is listed as the number 1 Best Kept Secret in the state of Illinois! The listed eight of Illinois best kept secrets, and Villa Katherine took the top spot, over some other really unique places like Linmar Gardens in Galena, Leone Beach in Chicago, and the extremely fun Ragin Rivers Water Park in Grafton. On the site when they discuss why the Villa Katherine takes the top spot they say...
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LaBelle Man Jailed on Meth-Related Charges

A LaBelle man is in the Lewis County Jail on drug related charges. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports a deputy made contact with 53 year old Bryan Wurtzberger at a business in LaBelle Wednesday. An investigation determined that Wurtzberger was driving without a valid license, was driving intoxicated and...