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Snow emergencies declared

A few cities in the No Coast Network listening area have declared snow emergencies. Oskaloosa and Ottumwa have snow emergencies in effect until further notice, while Sigourney will have a snow emergency beginning at 12…
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Grassley says Trump EPA’s ethanol waivers ‘a disgrace’

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is blasting the Trump Administration for granting more ethanol waivers to the oil industry, just before Joe Biden became president. “What we saw in the final hours of…
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Powerball jackpot winner in Maryland

It had to happen sometime.  A single winning ticket for the $731.1 million Powerball jackpot has been sold in Maryland. The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night (1/20) was the fifth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot…
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GOP-led Iowa House Rules Committee rejects mask mandate

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Republicans on an Iowa House Committee have approved 82 rules for how the House operates, but they’ve rejected a rule requiring face masks be worn during the pandemic. Representative Brian Meyers, a…
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Cedar Rapids man charged with ‘violent entry’ into U.S. Capitol

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Cedar Rapids man has been arrested for his alleged role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol. In an interview with The Cedar Rapids Gazette last week, Leo Kelly said he spent somewhere between 30 minutes…
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Weekend coronavirus update

Three people from Jasper County and one from Wapello County have died over the weekend from coronavirus.  They are among 66 COVID-19 deaths reported in Iowa over the weekend, bringing the state’s death total for…
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No Powerball winner Wednesday; Jackpot continues to grow

There’s still a chance for you to become a multi-millionaire this weekend.  No one won Wednesday night’s (1/13) Powerball jackpot, so the prize for the next drawing on Saturday (1/16) will be an estimated $640 million.…
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No winner in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing

Lottery players will have a shot Friday night (1/15) at the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history after no tickets matched all the numbers in the latest Mega Millions drawing. The jackpot for Tuesday night’s (1/12)…
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Iowa lawmakers open session with limited virus rules

Iowa lawmakers began their legislative session on Monday (1/11) with no mask requirements, and many members opted not to wear face coverings even as rates of coronavirus infections rise in the Des Moines area and…
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Three killed in crash involving stolen car

Three people died in a crash early Monday (1/11) of a stolen car that reached speeds of more than 100 mph while fleeing police, officials said. The crash happened in the Des Moines suburb of…
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