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Ottumwa man dies in weekend crash

An Ottumwa man was killed over the weekend in a one car crash in Van Buren County.  The Iowa State Patrol says 55-year-old Michael Dewayne Lawson was going north on County Road V56 around 11:30…
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Vote Tuesday will kick off sports betting era

 BY DAR DANIELSON Sports gambling will take the final step toward becoming reality Tuesday during a special meeting of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. Commission administrator Brian Ohorilko says the regulators will take a vote…
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Hickenlooper campaigns

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper brought his Presidential campaign to the area Thursday (7/25). The Democrat toured Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa and then held a meet and greet at the Sigourney Café.  Hickenlooper…
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Interpreter for Bahena Rivera paid more than $12,000

An interpreter for the man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts has reportedly been paid more than $12,000 by the State of Iowa.  Court documents show that an interpreter for Cristhian Bahena Rivera has worked about…
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Charges pending in rural Mahaska County accident

Charges are pending against an Ottumwa man after a Tuesday (7/23) collision between a semi tractor/trailer and a farm tractor.  The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened around 8:25 am at the 3000…
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Explosion at livestock feed mill in Sheldon

By: O Kay Henderson Radio Iowa News - An explosion rocked a northwest Iowa feed mill Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the explosion at Deluxe Feeds in Sheldon, but the facility was damaged.…
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Knoxville Police led on 34 mile long chase

A man from Des Moines is in custody after leading Knoxville Police on a 34 mile chase with speeds of over 110 miles an hour.  Shortly after 3am Sunday (7/21), Knoxville Police stopped a car…
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Ottumwa road construction

Here’s a traffic note for Ottumwa:  Greenwood Drive at the intersection of Ferry Street will be closed to traffic starting Monday morning (7/22).  City crews will be repairing the street.  Drivers will need to use…
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Woman charged in robbery and shootout to accept a plea deal

A woman charged in connection with a police shootout in Ottumwa last August has reached a plea deal.  Ottumwa Police say 37-year-old Tiffany McNeal was charged with burglary, robbery and attempted murder in connection with…
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Keep your pets cool

We’ve talked about how staying indoors in an air-conditioned room and drinking plenty of fluids, is important with the excessive heat.  That’s not only good advice for people, but for your pets, too.  Terry Gott,…
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