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Iowa Department Investigating Officer for Anti-Islam Posts

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Polk County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating one of its officers for social media postings deriding Islam and calling the religion an "evil ideology." The Des Moines Register…
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Mahaska Health Partnership Physical and Occupational Therapy Offers Advice for the Workplace

MAHASKA COUNTY – Whether you sit at a desk each day or spend time on your feet at work, your body can potentially face a number of health concerns. MHP Occupational Therapist Aimee Wagner, OTD,…
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2 Men Accused of Cutting Down, Selling State Park Trees

LOGAN, Iowa (AP) — Two men have been accused of cutting down and selling walnut trees from a western Iowa state park. The Iowa Natural Resources Department said Tuesday that 38-year-old Bradley Hagerman, of Pisgah,…
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Medicaid Management Firm Settles Mercy Health Dispute

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A contract dispute settlement means the more than 220,000 Iowans covered by the Medicaid managed care company AmeriHealth Caritas can continue to receive coverage for treatment by Mercy Health Network.…
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Jump Start Registration Slated for June 24 at William Penn University

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa)  – It’s not too late to consider attending William Penn University in the fall, whether you’re a local student or an out-of-town resident. To help ease the process, William Penn University will hold…
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Three Boys Charged with Shooting of 14-Year-Old in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Three teenagers have been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 14-year-old in Cedar Rapids. Police said in a news release Thursday that a 16-year-old and two 15-year-olds…
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Mahaska County Man Wins $17,572.85 Progressive Jackpot Prize

CLIVE, Iowa – A Mahaska County man has claimed a $17,572.85 progressive jackpot prize. Larry Shepherd of Fremont won the prize playing “Cherry Twist Progressive InstaPlay,” a $2 game. Cherry Twist Progressive is a progressive…
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Iowa Kids Raise Collapsed Shed Roof, Drag Dad to Safety

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A central Iowa man is expressing a special pride in his children, who rescued him from under the roof of a shed that collapsed on him. Matt Gannaway and his children…
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Firefighters Unable to Find Man Spotted in Des Moines River

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say rescue crews have been unable to find a man spotted in the Des Moines River. Des Moines firefighters recovered a boat the man was seen using Monday afternoon.…
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Grinnell Regional Family Practice Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced that Grinnell Regional Family Care, Grinnell, has received the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Level 3 Recognition. Clinic providers Roy Doorenbos, MD; Michelle Rebelsky, MD, FAAFP; Jacob Boyer,…
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