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Fish kill near Malcom

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has been investigating a fish kill in Poweshiek County.  The fish kill was reported September 11 at Little Bear Creek, a mile west of Malcom.  DNR investigators found high…
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Man who set himself on fire at Des Moines library has died

DESMOINES - Police said the man who set himself on fire Tuesday afternoon at the downtown Des Moines Library has died. Officials evacuated and closed the library located at 1000 Grand Avenue just before 2 p.m.…
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Oskaloosa Fire Chief Neff Retiring

Oskaloosa Fire Chief Mark Neff says he’s retiring.  Neff broke the news at Monday’s (9/16) Oskaloosa City Council meeting.  He says he’ll be taking a job with the State Fire Marshal’s Office.  Neff says it…
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Central College to cut tuition

A big tuition cut at Central College in Pella.  The college Tuesday (9/10) introduced an annual tuition of $18,600 starting in the fall of 2020.  That’s down $20,000 from this year’s tuition.  College officials say…
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Ottumwa School Board appoints Bunt

The Ottumwa School Board has a new member.  Jon Bunt was appointed to the Board Monday (9/9) to replace Bill Allen, who stepped down from the Board last month.  Bunt was one of three applicants…
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North Mahaska school bond election Tuesday

There’s going to be an election Tuesday (9/10) in the North Mahaska School District.  Voters will decide on a $12.8 million bond issue to pay for improvements to the school buildings.  Those improvements include security…
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Ottumwa Police investigate suspicious death

Ottumwa Police are investigating what they say is a suspicious death.  Police were called to a home on North Green Street Thursday afternoon (9/5).  After talking to family members, Police executed a search warrant at…
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Nordyke to undergo psychiatric exam

By: Joe Lancello A man from Agency who’s accused of shooting his father has been released from jail without bond—but he has to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.  David Nordyke III has been in jail since…
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Marshalltown woman dies in crash while fleeing from police

By: Joe Lancello A woman from Marshalltown was killed Tuesday afternoon (9/3) while she was fleeing a traffic stop in Knoxville.  The Iowa State Patrol says 40-year-old Erin Ruth Weers was going north on Highway…
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Oskaloosa gets Future Ready Iowa grants

Two of the first 13 recipients of grants from the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund are from Oskaloosa.  The Oskaloosa School District, in partnership with several local businesses, will begin a project that intends…
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