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Iowa sees COVID-19 surge

Public health officials in Iowa’s largest county are sounding alarms that too few people are wearing masks and getting vaccinated as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations climb in the state to levels not seen since January.…
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Bohannan to challenge Miller-Meeks for 2nd District House seat

A University of Iowa law professor and Democratic state legislator says she will challenge freshman U.S. Rep. Marianette Miller-Meeks next year. State Rep. Christina Bohannan made the announcement Tuesday (8/24). Miller-Meeks, a former state senator…
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Rash of vehicle thefts in region

There have been several reports of car burglaries in the No Coast Network listening area.  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says there have been over 30 car burglaries and a number of stolen vehicle reports…
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Iowa State Fair wraps up return run

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - The Iowa State Fair wrapped up its 11-day run Sunday and will evidently come up short on setting any attendance records. The final tallies will be out soon, but fair…
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Afghan interpreter living in Iowa gets good news about asylum request

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR RADIO IOWA - An Iowa Falls man who was an interpreter for the U.S. military in Afghanistan is one step closer to being granted political asylum. Zalmay Niazy says his lawyer called…
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Grinnell College to require students to be fully vaccinated for fall semester

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR RADIO IOWA - Grinnell College President Anne Harris says the school has decided to require students to be vaccinated this fall. “We did so after much, much, thinking. Much consultation with legal…
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Biden threatens legal action on Iowa’s mask ban in schools

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - President Biden has ordered the U.S. Education Secretary to explore whether a civil rights law gives the federal government authority to overturn state bans on mask mandates in schools.…
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Former Historical Society treasurer accused of theft

The former treasurer of the Wapello County Historical Society has gone into the history books for allegedly stealing from the Society.  68-year-old John Cobler of Ottumwa is accused of writing nearly $32,000 in fraudulent checks…
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Ottumwa inmate found dead inside his cell

An inmate from Ottumwa was found dead inside his prison cell.  32-year-old Joshua Michael Pierce was found dead early Monday morning (8/16) inside his cell at the Clarinda Correctional Facility.  An autopsy will determine the…
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Boy recovered from lake dies

Here’s an update to a story the No Coast Network has been following.  A nine-year-old boy who was rescued from the beach at Rock Creek State Park Saturday (9/14) has died.  The Jasper County Sheriff’s…
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