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Phone call scam alert

Imagine getting a phone call from the Iowa State Police telling you they’ve seized a vehicle with drugs inside and that vehicle is registered to you.  Apparently, that’s been happening recently—and it’s a scam. The…
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Water rescue made by Ottumwa firefighters

Ottumwa firefighters had to make a water rescue on the Des Moines River Monday night.  Around 7pm Monday, the Fire Department received a call about a boat in the water that had lost power and…
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Ottumwa police investigating a drive-by shooting on Sunday morning

Ottumwa Police are investigating a drive-by shooting from over the weekend.  Around 3:15am Sunday, Police were called about someone being shot at a residence on the 800 block of Ellis Avenue.  Officers found a 17-year-old…
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Oskaloosa woman accused of insurance fraud

An Oskaloosa woman is accused of insurance fraud.  39-year-old Brandy Voss has been charged with first degree theft and insurance fraud--presenting false information after an investigation by the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa…
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High school volleyball playoff pairings

The brackets have been set for the Iowa girls high school volleyball playoffs.  In Class 4A, Oskaloosa will host Newton Wednesday, October 17 and Knoxville will host Carlisle.  Pella has a first round bye and…
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Oskaloosa woman accused of insurance fraud

An Oskaloosa woman is accused of insurance fraud.  39-year-old Brandy Voss has been charged with first degree theft and insurance fraud--presenting false information after an investigation by the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa…
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Fatal accident south of Ottumwa

A man from Fairfield was killed in a one vehicle accident over the weekend south of Ottumwa.  The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says 18-year-old Jose Santos-Jiminez was driving southeasterly on Rabbit Run Road near the…
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Mahaska County Board meeeting

The Mahaska County Board has approved on first reading a plan on dividing tax revenue from new windmills in the northern part of the county.  County Board Chairman Willy VanWeelden was asked how much revenue…
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Oskaloosa City Council meeting tonight

The Oskaloosa City Council will be busy tonight (10/1).  During a study session at 5pm, the Council will discuss a bid that the Mahaska County Commission received for curbside recycling.  Then at the Council’s regular…
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Update on proposed airport

There’s going to be a hearing in Pella next month on the proposed airport between Oskaloosa and Pella. The South Central Regional Airport Agency will meet October 29 to discuss plans to acquire the land…
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