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Iowa Legislature opens Monday

The Iowa Legislature begins its 2020 session Monday (1/13) in Des Moines.  Representative Dustin Hite from New Sharon talks about the Legislature’s priorities for this year. "Usually, the first order of business is always getting…
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Snow emergencies

Several communities have issued snow emergencies.  In Oskaloosa, a snow emergency takes effect at midnight Friday (1/10).  That means all vehicles must be removed from city streets to allow crews to remove snow.  If you…
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Finalists named for State Supreme Court vacancy

The names of three finalists for Iowa's vacant Supreme Court seat have been forwarded to Governor Kim Reynolds. The finalists selected by the Judicial Nominating Commission on Thursday (1/9) are Joel Barrows, a district court…
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2 arrested for making meth

A tip about two people buying large amounts of pseudoephedrine led Ottumwa Police to arrest two people for making meth.  The Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force says police were tipped off that 37-year-old Brandi…
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Eggs and Issues begins Saturday

You’ll get a chance to talk with local and state officials as the annual Eggs and Issues series begins this week.  The Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group sponsors the town halls at Smokey Row…
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Eddyville man sentenced for sexual abuse

An Eddyville man has been sentenced for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.  25-year-old Spencer Vancenbrock was charged last March with two counts of third degree sexual abuse and three counts of supplying alcohol to a…
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Bicyclist killed in Kellogg

Here’s an update to a story the No Coast Network has been following.  A bicyclist who was struck and killed by a semi-tractor trailer early Monday morning (1/6) has been identified.  The Jasper County Sheriff’s…
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Be prepared for snow

The first snowfall of 2020 is on its way.   The National Weather Service says snow will begin falling Friday night (1/3) in the No Coast Network listening area with one to three inches possible.  That…
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Mahaska County YMCA appoints new CEO

There’s going to be a new CEO at the Mahaska County YMCA.  Matt Larson comes to Oskaloosa from Indianapolis, where he was senior director of Membership and Wellness at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.  Larson…
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On National Bacon Day, reflecting on Iowa’s role in bacon production

BY O. KAY HENDERSON This is National Bacon Day and Iowa plays a key role in providing the 1.1 billion servings of bacon consumed in the U.S. this year. Iowa is the number one pork-producing state.…
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