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Pella cancels Tulip Time

A Pella tradition is being cancelled for this year due to the coronavirus.  Tulip Time was cancelled after festival organizers met with Pella city officials and the Marion County Department of Health and Marion County…
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Schools that have announced closing

Here are the area school districts that will be closed for at least the next four weeks:  Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Sigourney, Albia, Centerville, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, Keota, Knoxville, Lynnville-Sully, Montezuma, North Mahaska, Pella, Twin Cedars and Pekin schools…
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Thomas cleared of child endangerment; A hung jury regarding her daughter's murder

There’s been a hung jury in an Ottumwa murder case.  Kelsie Thomas was charged with first degree murder and child endangerment causing death in the 2018 death of her 5-year-old daughter, Cloe Chandler. On Friday (2/13),…
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Eggs & Issues Saturday

Members of the Mahaska Chamber and Development Group will be the featured speakers at Saturday’s (3/14) Eggs and Issues in Oskaloosa.  People who chair various boards and committees will be on hand to answer your…
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Mahaska Health restricting visitors

Mahaska Health in Oskaloosa is placing temporary restrictions on visitors.  As of Thursday (3/12), only primary caregivers will be allowed to visit patients at the hospital.  Those include parents and step-parents, spouses and significant others,…
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First coronavirus patient admitted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Officials at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, reported on Wednesday that they have admitted a presumptive case of COVID-19. The patient, who is reported to be in critical condition, is…
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One arrested in Wapello County shooting

A man is in custody after law enforcement says he shot a gun at a house west of Ottumwa.  The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says it received a 911 call around 1:30am Sunday (3/8) about…
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Three presumptive positive cases of Covid-19 identified in Iowa

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA NEWS - State officials have announced the first three presumptive positive cases of Covid-19 — the novel coronavirus — in Iowa. According to a news release from the governor’s office,…
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Ryals pleads guilty in 2019 shooting

A Wapello County man is awaiting sentencing for drunkenly firing a rifle and wounding a woman inside her home instead of a deer he'd hoped to kill. Court records say 35-year-old Lee Ryals pleaded guilty…
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Red Flag Warning for listening area

Thursday (3/5) will be windy and it could be dangerous.  The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the No Coast Network listening area starting at noon today until 6pm.  A combination…
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