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The Burlington Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday night as a homicide.

The list of criminal charges against former Burlington City Council member Chris King, 41, continues to grow. He is accused of having illegal sexual contact with several minors he met through his photography studio in Burlington.

The Burlington Police Department is "examining similarities" between a pair of shootings that occurred in the last 48 hours "in an effort to establish a connection."

Chris King, 40, was arrested after a lengthy investigation into him having illegal sexual contact with several teenage girls. King served on the Burlington City Council from 2002-2005.

According to the Burlington Police Department, "On Feb. 7, Burlington detectives were notified by multiple concerned parents that their daughters had been sexually abused."

An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal shooting early Wednesday morning in Burlington. 

The Burlington Police Department announced late Wednesday evening that Maurice Green, 43, of Burlington was taken into custody in Galesburg and charged with 1st Degree Murder in the death of Matthew Banks, 28, also of Burlington.

Burlington Police Officer Jesse Hill will not face criminal charges after fatally shooting a woman on Jan. 6, 2015.  Des Moines County Attorney Amy Beavers made the announcement Friday afternoon after a roughly two-week review of evidence related to the shooting.

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A dog connected to an officer-involved shooting in Burlington will be returned to its owner. This comes after the city's Animal Hearing Board voted unanimously that Sammy, a 7-year-old German Shepard/Collie mix was not vicious.

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The Burlington Police Department has released the identity of a man who was fatally shot Monday afternoon.

Des Moines County Attorney Amy Beavers expects to decide within the next 30 days whether to file charges in connection with a fatal shooting by a Burlington police officer.

The Burlington Police Department identified the body found in a wooded area near a local grocery store three weeks ago.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) needs a little more information before it can release the results of its investigation into a fatal officer-involved shooting in Burlington this month.

An anonymous donation to the Burlington Police Department could lead to more officers on the streets.

The Burlington Police Department won't release further information about the recent investigation into an officer who has now resigned from the department.

The Burlington Police Department placed Officer Dale Wyatt on paid administrative leave on Monday, Nov. 17, following an altercation with a citizen this month.

One man is dead and another is behind bars following a shooting in Burlington.

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The Burlington City Council has voted down a proposal that would have required the use of carrying cases to transport realistic-looking guns in public.

The head of the Burlington Police Department believes there is a misconception among residents about crime and public safety.

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Burlington wants to make sure there is no confusion when police are called to potentially deadly situations.

A Burlington man has been arrested in connection with an officer-involved shooting at Catfish Bend Casino Wednesday night.

Burlington has stopped its search for a new home for one of its departments.

The Burlington Police Department arrested Austin Williams, 13, of Burlington and Daniel Lynn, 13, also of Burlington, in connection with a "suspicious" fire at Corse Elementary School.

The juveniles are charged with 2nd Degree Arson, which is a Class C Felony that carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison.

The Burlington Fire Department responded to an automatic fire alarm at the school at 9:07 P.M. on Sunday, August 5.  They discovered a fire on the roof and smoke in the hallways.

The estimated damage to the school is less than $10,000.

Burlington’s search for a new police chief has reached the “Final Four” as the Civil Service Commission has certified the eligibility of four finalists.

Two of the finalists are currently employed by the city of Burlington: Lt. Darren Grimshaw and Major Doug Beaird, who is currently serving as interim police chief.

The other two finalists are from outside of the region.

Zim Schwartze is a former emergency management and public safety coordinator in Missouri and Charlie Dennis is a former police chief in Arizona.

Burlington is in the market for a new police chief as Dan Luttenegger is calling it a career after 31 years in law enforcement.

He is retiring after spending almost his entire career with the Burlington Police Department, moving up the ranks from patrol officer to chief.

Luttenegger was appointed to the top spot in the department in 2007 following the death of former Police Chief Dave Wunnenberg.

He says the time is right for him to step aside as he reaches retirement age later this month.

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