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Storms strike Keokuk County

Keokuk County had some heavy weather Thursday night (8/27).  Severe storms that moved through the area knocked down trees and power lines in Sigourney, What Cheer, Delta, Ollie and Hedrick.  And in Poweshiek County, Sheriff…
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Chemical spill forces Eddyville to shelter in place

The Ajinomoto plant in Eddyville had to be evacuated Wednesday night because of a chemical spill.  Mahaska County 911 was told around 8:20pm about an acid leak at the plant.  Ajinomoto makes amino acids that…
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Sen. Grassley speaks in Oskaloosa

Senator Chuck Grassley held a town hall discussion in Oskaloosa Tuesday were topics included vaccinations, infrastructure and increasing tensions in Afghanistan. He also touched on California’s Proposition 12 which requires pig farmers to provide more…
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Heat Advisory Tuesday

The heat has been turned up.  The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory Tuesday (8/24) starting at noon until 7pm.  Warm temperatures and high humidity expected during the day can cause heat related…
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Back to school

It’s back to school time.  The new school year starts Monday (8/23) in several districts in the No Coast Network listening area, including Oskaloosa, Pella, EBF and Montezuma.  Sigourney’s new school year starts Wednesday (8/25(. …
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Governor's office accused of violating open records law

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office is illegally delaying the release of public records related to its $26 million, no-bid coronavirus testing contract, a pair of new lawsuits contend. Reynolds and her office’s public records custodian,…
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Iowa working to accept Afghanistan refugees

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Iowa would welcome refugees from Afghanistan who want to resettle in Iowa saying their situation is much different from the immigrants coming across the U.S.-Mexico border Reynolds refused to accept…
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Showalter's bail isn't reduced

No bail reduction for Gregory Showalter.  The 61-year-old Ottumwa man is accused of murdering his wife last month.  On Monday (8/16), Showalter appeared in Wapello County Court to have his $250,000 bond reduced.  On Tuesday…
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Man accused of murdering his wife wants his bail reduced

An Ottumwa man accused of murdering his wife wants his bond reduced.  61-year-old Gregory Showalter appeared in Wapello County Court Monday (8/16) to have his $250,000 bond reduced.  He is accused of first degree murder…
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Construction on 92 between Oskaloosa and Knoxville begins

Starting today (8/16), Highway 92 between Oskaloosa and County Road T25 will be closed for road construction.  A detour is in place using Highway 163 to Pella and then heading south toward 92.  The Iowa…
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