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Goodale to be tried as an adult

One of two Fairfield teens accused of murdering a high school teacher last November will stand trial as an adult.  A judge in Jefferson County Wednesday (5/11) denied 17-year-old Jeremy Goodale’s request to have his…
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Mental Health Awareness Month

A coalition of groups is holding a statewide event Tuesday (5/10) celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month. Disability Rights Iowa and 24 co-sponsors are making the event available to Iowans in-person, at six satellite locations and…
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Colfax man missing after boating accident

Law enforcement says a Colfax man remains missing after a boating accident on the Des Moines River southeast of Runnels on Saturday afternoon (5/7). Marion County Sheriff Jason Sandholdt says three people in an air…
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Grants awarded to create apartments

Albia, Knoxville, Newton and Ottumwa will receive money from the state to pay for downtown housing projects.  Governor Kim Reynolds announced Thursday (5/5) that 61 Iowa cities will receive nearly $20 million in grants to…
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Iowa Democrats seek to keep caucus the 1st presidential test

By DAVID PITT DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats began making their case on Wednesday for why their national party should stick with the Iowa caucus as the first step in its presidential nominating…
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Suspect arrested in Ottumwa shooting

Ottumwa Police have a man in custody after a Tuesday morning (5/3) shooting.  Just after 8:30am, Police received a call about a man suffering a gunshot wound in the 500 block of East Main Street. …
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Eltahir Hired as Oskaloosa City Manager

The City of Oskaloosa has a new city manager.  Amal Eltahir was hired at Monday’s (5/2) Oskaloosa City Council meeting.  Eltahir is currently the assistant to the city manager and capital improvements program manager in…
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Pella prepares for Tulip Time

The City of Pella is getting ready for Tulip Time later this week.  The annual festival will be held Thursday through Saturday (5/5, 6 & 7).  Trinity Vos, a member of the Tulip Time court,…
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Ottumwa Police search for suspicious person

Ottumwa Police are asking for your help in finding someone who tried to lure a child into his car.  Police were called Thursday evening (4/28) about a suspicious male who had tried to lure a…
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Goodale has hearing on transfer to juvenile court

One of two Fairfield teenagers accused of killing a high school Spanish teacher was in court Thursday afternoon (4/28).  A hearing was held in Jefferson County Court to determine if 17-year-old Jeremy Goodale’s first degree…
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