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Iowa throws out thousands of expired COVID-19 vaccines

Iowa has tossed out tens of thousands of expired COVID-19 vaccine doses and could toss out hundreds of thousands more if demand for the vaccine continues to lag in the state, health officials there said.…
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Fire damages Hotel Ottumwa

People staying at Hotel Ottumwa had to be evacuated Monday afternoon (8/9) because of a fire.  Around 5:15pm, Ottumwa firefighters were called to the hotel on a report of heavy smoke inside the building. The…
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Heat Advisory Monday and Tuesday

You’ll want to spend some time in the shade.  The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory starting at Noon Monday (8/9) until 7pm Tuesday (8/10).  A combination of warm temperatures plus high humidity…
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Worried parents seek change to Iowa school mask mandate ban

By DAVID PITT DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Worried parents with children too young to be vaccinated called on the the Iowa State Board of Education on Thursday to implore Gov. Kim Reynolds to reverse…
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Blakesburg man arrested after leading law enforcement on a chase

A Blakesburg man is in custody after leading law enforcement on a chase while driving a stolen pickup truck.  Around 3:45 Tuesday afternoon (8/3), Mahaska County Sheriff’s Deputies were told to be on the lookout…
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Oskaloosa man arrested in undercover child sex sting

An Oskaloosa man has been caught in an undercover child sex sting.  According to court records, 47-year-old Dennis Patrick Reid was allegedly planning to travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan to have sex with a 12-year-old…
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No new trial for Cristhian Bahena Rivera

The man convicted of murdering Mollie Tibbetts in 2018 as she went for a run in Brooklyn will not get a new trial and is scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison. Attorneys for…
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Air Quality Alert in Iowa

There’s an Air Quality Alert for the entire state of Iowa until noon Monday (8/2).  Smoke from Canadian wildfires moved into Iowa last Thursday and is still in the Hawkeye State.  Sensitive groups such as…
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Air Quality Alert

An Air Quality Alert is in effect for the State of Iowa until 4pm Friday (7/30).  The National Weather Service says smoke from wildfires in the western US is moving into Iowa thanks to northerly…
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Sweet Corn Serenade Thursday in Oskaloosa

There’s going to be a new feature at Thursday’s (7/29) Sweet Corn Serenade in downtown Oskaloosa…and it’s an important one.  A new machine to cook the corn.  Earlier this year, Oskaloosa Main Street received a…
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