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Suspect caught after Monroe County manhunt

Monroe County law enforcement spent several hours looking for a suspect Wednesday (8/28); they caught him shortly before 11pm.  The Iowa State Patrol initially got the call about an erratic driver near Pella. It turns…
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Farmers’ Almanac calling for snowy cold midwest winter

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - The new edition of the Farmers’ Almanac predicts a freezing, frosty winter is ahead for Iowa and the rest of the Midwest. Sandi Duncan, the publication’s managing editor, says they’re calling for…
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Grassley and Vilsack meet up to tout USMCA ratification

By:   Amy Mayer, Iowa Public Radio RADIO IOWA -  Two prominent politicians from opposing parties held an event Monday to call for approval of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. The new deal would replace the North…
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King says he wishes he’d made abortion argument in ‘softer way’

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Republican Congressman Steve King today said he wishes he had phrased a recent statement about abortion differently, but he said the statement “was objectively honest and accurate.” Last week, King told a…
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Bahena Rivera waives right to speedy trial

He doesn’t want a speedy trial.  A Poweshiek County Judge Friday (8/23) accepted Cristhian Bahena Rivera’s waiver of his right to a speedy trial for murder in the death last year of Mollie Tibbetts.  A…
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Reynolds visits Lake Belva Deer State Park

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds was in Sigourney Thursday (8/22) to visit Lake Belva Deer State Park.  She says her visit was in advance of next year being the 100th anniversary of the State Park System.  Reynolds…
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Protest

There was a peaceful protest outside of an Oskaloosa business Thursday (8/22).  The Tri-State Workers Coalition is unhappy with the safety practices and record of Bridge City Construction of Ottumwa, a contractor that has been hired…
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Brooklyn Opera House receives grant

The Brooklyn Opera House was awarded a 500-thousand dollar grant toward a two-point-eight million dollar project to rehabilitate the Opera House and for the construction of a connecting atrium to adjoin the opera house to…
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3 arrested in Oskaloosa woman's death

Here’s an update to a story the No Coast Network has been following.  Three people were arrested Tuesday (8/20) in connection with the death of Ashley Shafer of Oskaloosa earlier this month.  The Iowa Department…
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Osky schools to focus on social emotional learning

By: Joe Lancello At last week’s Oskaloosa School Board meeting, the Board set its goals for the upcoming school year. At the top of the list for school staff is something called social emotional learning. …
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