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Ritenour wants past statements kept out of second murder trial

An Oskaloosa woman who’s getting a new trial for killing her daughter wants her previous statements kept out of the new trial.  You’ll remember Alicia Ritenour was convicted in 2014 of killing her 17-month-old daughter,…
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Oskaloosa man charged with sex crimes

An Oskaloosa man is accused of sharing x-rated pictures of teenage girls on social media.  Albia Police and the Division of Criminal Investigation arrested 30-year-old Andrew James Richardson last week. Albia Police were told that…
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Oskaloosa City Council votes on facade improvement

Monday night (6/17), the Oskaloosa City Council will vote on approving a contract for phase two of the City’s façade improvement project.  There is a bid of $800,000 from Cornerstone Commercial Contractors of Corning, Iowa. …
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Ottumwa couple arrested in Nebraska

A married couple from Ottumwa has been arrested in Nebraska and brought back to Iowa to face several criminal charges.  39-year-old Cody Ehrenhard had outstanding warrants on eight counts of failure to appear, one count…
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3 from Mahaska County charged with sexual abuse

Three men from Mahaska County are charged with felony sex abuse from an incident with an underage girl that happened two years ago.  The alleged assault happened in June 2017 in Kalona.  The woman, who…
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Iowa removes files that exposed governor’s personal info

By RYAN J. FOLEY IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s court system has blocked public access to online records detailing Gov. Kim Reynolds’ 2000 drunk driving arrest, saying they inadvertently exposed her sensitive personal information…
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Hedrick woman dies in one vehicle crash

A woman from Hedrick was killed in a one vehicle crash Sunday afternoon (6/9) in Hedrick.  The Iowa State Patrol says 55-year-old Susan Slaney was going east on 142nd Street shortly before 4pm Sunday when her…
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Ottumwa father and son face drug charges

A father and son from Ottumwa were arrested early Thursday (6/6) after law enforcement found drugs in plain sight in the family’s home.  Ottumwa Police were called to a home on Boone Avenue around 2:30am…
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Reynolds, Gregg in Newton Wednesday

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor will be in Newton Wednesday afternoon (6/5).  They'll attend the grand re-opening of Hotel Maytag at 105 North 2nd Avenue East in Newton.  That ceremony starts at 4pm.
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Oskaloosa Water Department gets break on interest rate

The Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department will be saving some money.  The Department took out a loan from the State Revolving Fund (SRF) for water treatment improvements made in 2009 and 2010.  Crystal Brueklander, the Oskaloosa…
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