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Pella Tulip Time court crowned

Hanna Kendall will be Pella’s Tulip Queen for the 2020 Tulip Time.  She was crowned Saturday night (11/16) at Pella Christian High School.  Molly Bolt, Courtney Chaplin, Jocelyn Gritters and Ellie Roorda will be on…
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Hearing on Motion to Suppress Concludes

A two day evidentiary hearing to decide if some evidence could be suppressed in Cristhian Bahena Rivera’s murder trial concluded Thursday afternoon (11/14) in Poweshiek County.  Rivera’s defense team wanted to put in evidence an…
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Day 1 - Rivera Motion to Suppress

A police officer who obtained a confession from the suspect in the disappearance and death of Mollie Tibbetts says she made an honest mistake by initially failing to read him his legal rights. Pamela Romero,…
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Bahena Rivera to appear in court

A hearing will be held in Poweshiek County Court Wednesday morning (11/13) to determine what evidence can be used in Cristhian Bahena Rivera’s murder trial.  He’s accused of killing 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts last summer in…
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Biden speaks to veterans in Oskaloosa

Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a plan Monday (11/11) to support veterans and their families.  Speaking at a veterans’ town hall in Oskaloosa, the Democratic Presidential candidate says he wants to keep the VA…
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Appeals court confirms Ottumwa Police was right to fire a sergeant

The Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled the City of Ottumwa and its Police Department had the right to suspend and then fire a sergeant in 2017.  In Wednesday’s (11/6) ruling, the Court of Appeals…
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Election results

Here are the unofficial results from Tuesday’s (11/5) elections.  In Oskaloosa, Mayor David Krutzfeldt ran for re-election unopposed and all three city council members on the ballot (Steve Burnett, Joe Caliguiri and Bob Drost) ran…
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Mahaska County Board holds public hearing Monday night

The Mahaska County Board is moving Monday’s (11/4) regular meeting to 6:30pm in order to accommodate a public hearing.  That hearing is about a proposal to advance $500,000 from the County’s rural services fund to…
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Former day care director pleads guilty to embezzlement

A former Tama County day care director has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $5,000 in federal funds. 48-year-old Kristine Daniel of Grinnell entered the plea Thursday (10/31) in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.…
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Fremont man wins $100,000 Iowa Lottery prize

A man from Fremont has won the first $100,000 top prize in a new Iowa Lottery game.  Danial Ludden bought his winning ticket at the Casey’s on Ninth Avenue East in Oskaloosa.  The game is…
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