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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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Another Heat Advisory for Wednesday

One more day of above average heat.  A Heat Advisory goes into effect at Noon until 7pm Wednesday (8/11) for the No Coast Network listening area.  Once again, a combination of warm temperatures plus high…
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Osky Early Learning Center won't be ready for start of school year

The new Oskaloosa Early Learning Center won’t be ready for the start of the new school year.  Oskaloosa Director of Student Services Melanie Hatch says there have been delays in construction of the new Early…
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Main & Market in Ottumwa closed for construction

A busy Ottumwa intersection will be closed starting Monday (8/9).  The intersection of Main and Market Streets will be closed to replace brick pavers that have settled with new concrete.  The brick paver crosswalks will…
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Heckethorn Murder Conviction Upheld

The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of an Ottumwa man. In November 2019, a Wapello County jury found Jacob Heckethorn, 21, guilty of second-degree murder and assault with intent to commit…
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Fremont Days starts Friday

Fremont will be a busy place this weekend with the annual Fremont Days.  Deb Beach, one of the event’s organizers, says this year’s theme is “Music! Music! Music!” "We have Adam Whitehead coming for the…
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Ottumwa man charged with murder in wife's death

Here’s an update to a story the No Coast Network has been following.  Ottumwa Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of Helen Showalter over the weekend.  61-year-old Gregory Allen Showalter, Helen…
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Brown sentenced for his role in a Fairfield man's death

An Ottumwa man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his part in the death of a Fairfield man last summer.  Prosecutors say 59-year-old William Brown took a syringe filled with meth, Alka…
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Boil order in effect for Ottumwa's south side

A boil order remains in effect for Ottumwa’s south side after a water main break Saturday (7/31).  Ottumwa Water Works tells the No Coast Network that around 7:20 Saturday night, a large transmission main broke…
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Swimming not recommended at Lake Red Rock’s North Overlook Beach

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Due to elevated bacteria levels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, does not recommend swimming at the North Overlook beach at Lake Red Rock. The beach, located near Pella, Iowa,…
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