LOCAL NEWS

Excessive Heat Warning in effect for listening area

It’s now an Excessive Heat Warning that is covering the No Coast Network listening area.  The warning goes into effect at 1pm Wednesday (7/17)and continues through Saturday evening (7/20).  The National Weather Service says a…
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Gay former state official wins $1.5M in discrimination case against Branstad

By DAVID PITT DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and a staffer discriminated against the state's then-commissioner of workers' compensation in 2011 because he's gay, and the ex-official is entitled to $1.5 million…
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Southern Iowa Fair begins

The Southern Iowa Fair begins its week-long run in Oskaloosa Monday (7/15).  Monday’s highlight is the crowning of the Southern Iowa Fair Queen.  The six candidates are Jeana Appleget, Veronica Bolibaugh, Karlee Chandler, Hannah Koellner,…
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Keokuk County Farm Accident Fatality

Keokuk County law enforcement is investigating a fatal farm accident.  According to the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office, there was a call about an accident around 4pm Wednesday (7/10) at 260th Street east of Zephyr Avenue, outside…
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Ottumwa man makes plea in 2018 bank robbery

An Ottumwa man accused of robbing two area banks has made a plea deal in one of those robberies.  Ethan Spray was one of three men accused of robbing the Pilot Grove Savings Bank in…
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Ottumwa sewer repair

A traffic note for Ottumwa: the 600 block of Boone Street between Weller and Hancock will be closed starting Thursday (7/11) for sewer repair. Drivers will need to use alternate routes….and access to local residents…
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Attempted murder in Agency

He tried to kill his father.  A man from Agency is in custody after a shooting Monday night (7/9) in Agency.  The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says it was called around 9:45pm about a man…
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Thomas murder trial delayed

An Ottumwa woman accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter is having her murder trial pushed back. 23-year-old Kelsie Thomas is charged with first degree murder in the death of 5-year-old Cloe Chandler last July.  Thomas…
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Work release inmate at large

Wapello County law enforcement is looking for an inmate who was on work release and didn’t come back.  32-year-old Aidan Alan Edward Miller was supposed to return to the Ottumwa Residential Facility on Wednesday (7/3). …
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Sigourney turns 175

Sigourney is celebrating a birthday.  The city turns 175 years old on Friday (7/5), but the celebration is starting Wednesday night (7/3) and will be combined with Independence Day celebrations.  Julie Tremmel, a member of…
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