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David Hightower

Southeast Iowa News Correspondent

David is a Burlington, IA native with more than 15 years of experience in broadcasting, across the state of Iowa. David has worked in broadcast news in Burlington, Marshalltown, Algona, and Des Moines, and is excited to continue reporting the news in Southeast Iowa.

Ways to Connect

David Hightower

The Burlington Public Library is allowing people in without an appointment for the first time since November, when COVID cases were spiking in the community.

David Hightower

On a cold day it might seem you don't have too many entertainment options. You could turn on the TV, curl up with a good book -- or maybe, put on your boots and hit the trail in one of your favorite county parks.

People in Des Moines County who have been waiting for a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine might not have much of a wait left. Health Department Director Krista Poggemiller said they're closing in on the end of their waiting list for the vaccine after administering 1,000 doses per week.

David Hightower

Social distancing has made everything more difficult, and gathering jurors for criminal trials has been no exception.  Upgrades in the large courtroom at the Des Moines County Courthouse will allow those trials to run more smoothly.