Tornado sirens went off today at 3:05pm, preceeding unconfirmed reports of multiple tornado/funnel cloud sightings in various areas (outside of lone tree, along the interstate, among others) in Muscatine County. As of this point, the majority of the storm has passed Muscatine county and is in the northeastern area, and the all clear sirens have sounded.
Muscatine's city council meeting today began with the swearing in of a couple new public safety officers, which preceded the recognition of Officer Mark Lawrence for his work in arresting stolen good traffickers, trafficking more than a quarter million in stolen goods.
The city also approved various bills and resolutions with little discussion, including the use of 2nd Street for Cinco de Mayo for Mami's, bond approval, and a cigarette permit holder violation settlement. There was some discussion about items related to the Muscatine Municipal airport.
"This is a very worthwhile investment," said Jerry Lange during a discussion about investing in new bullet proof vests for our police officers, which would allow officers to replace older bullet proof vests.
Thank you for keeping up to date with our Muscatine Sheriff Debate. In the second part of the debate, candidates were asked about new technology, businesses and financial experience, hiring practices, and more. View First Half Coverage
When it comes to hiring practices, the candidates agreed that following the standard procedures would be the norm under their administrations.
Welcome to our starting coverage of the 2008 Muscatine Sheriff Debate. We are reporting live from the 2008 debate, with an audience of about 15 people, plus future television coverage.