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McNeal takes plea deal

One of three people awaiting trial for a shootout with Ottumwa Police last August has made a plea deal.  36-year-old Tiffany McNeal pleaded guilty in Wapello County Court Monday (7/29) to one count of second…
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St. Joseph's demolition resumes

Demolition of an Ottumwa hospital has resumed.  Work to tear down St. Joseph’s Hospital began a year ago, but was put on hold for several months after a dispute between real estate developer Blackbird Investments…
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Ritenour trial moved again--to Mount Pleasant

The new trial for an Oskaloosa woman accused of killing her two-year-old daughter has been moved again.  Now Alicia Ritenour’s trial will be held in Mount Pleasant in September.  You’ll remember Ritenour was convicted in…
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Mahaska County Jail inmate found hanging in cell

An inmate at the Mahaska County Jail was found hanging in her cell Wednesday night (7/24).  Just before 10pm Wednesday, jailers cut down 33-year-old Krystal Lynn Doud of Searsboro and began performing CPR and other…
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Hickenlooper campaigns in area

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will bring his Democratic Presidential campaign to the area Thursday (7/25).  Hickenlooper will be at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa at 10:30am.  Then he’ll be at a meet and…
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Iowa man arrested near home of singer Taylor Swift

By:  Matt Kelley Radio Iowa News - A central Iowa man is jailed on the East Coast for allegedly stalking pop star Taylor Swift. Police in Westerly, Rhode Island, are holding 32-year-old David Liddle of…
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Two accused in bank robbery plead not guilty

Two men accused of robbing a Packwood bank at gunpoint in June 2018 have pleaded not guilty.  Ross Thornton of Hedrick and Jordan Crawford of Mount Pleasant have pleaded not guilty to aiding and abetting…
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Pella couple gets probation for child neglect

The parents of an underweight baby girl from Pella who tested positive for cocaine have been sentenced to probation.  20-year-old Stazia Kirk and 21-year-old Zak Herman, both of Pella, were sentenced Thursday (7/18). They pleaded…
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Sanders in Ottumwa Sunday

Democratic Presidential contender Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will be in Ottumwa Sunday (7/21).  He’ll speak with union members at UAW Local 74 at 9:30 Sunday morning….before attending the opening of his Ottumwa field office at…
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This year’s Iowa State Fair to feature lots of new food

BY DAR DANIELSON RADIO IOWA - The Iowa State Fair will have 50 new foods available when the gates open in August. Spokesperson Mindy Williamson says they try to add some new foods each year. “I…
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