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Marshalltown woman dies in crash while fleeing from police

By: Joe Lancello A woman from Marshalltown was killed Tuesday afternoon (9/3) while she was fleeing a traffic stop in Knoxville.  The Iowa State Patrol says 40-year-old Erin Ruth Weers was going north on Highway…
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Oskaloosa gets Future Ready Iowa grants

Two of the first 13 recipients of grants from the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund are from Oskaloosa.  The Oskaloosa School District, in partnership with several local businesses, will begin a project that intends…
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Ritenour Testimony to be Heard at Retrial

Testimony from Alicia Ritenour’s first trial for murder will be heard in her re-trial next month.  Ritenour is accused of killing her 18-month-old daughter Ava in 2014.  Last year, a judge ruled that Ritenour had…
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Farmers’ Almanac calling for snowy cold midwest winter

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - The new edition of the Farmers’ Almanac predicts a freezing, frosty winter is ahead for Iowa and the rest of the Midwest. Sandi Duncan, the publication’s managing editor, says they’re calling for…
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Grassley and Vilsack meet up to tout USMCA ratification

By:   Amy Mayer, Iowa Public Radio RADIO IOWA -  Two prominent politicians from opposing parties held an event Monday to call for approval of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. The new deal would replace the North…
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King says he wishes he’d made abortion argument in ‘softer way’

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - Republican Congressman Steve King today said he wishes he had phrased a recent statement about abortion differently, but he said the statement “was objectively honest and accurate.” Last week,…
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Bahena Rivera waives right to speedy trial

He doesn’t want a speedy trial.  A Poweshiek County Judge Friday (8/23) accepted Cristhian Bahena Rivera’s waiver of his right to a speedy trial for murder in the death last year of Mollie Tibbetts.  A…
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Reynolds visits Lake Belva Deer State Park

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds was in Sigourney Thursday (8/22) to visit Lake Belva Deer State Park.  She says her visit was in advance of next year being the 100th anniversary of the State Park System.  Reynolds…
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Protest

There was a peaceful protest outside of an Oskaloosa business Thursday (8/22).  The Tri-State Workers Coalition is unhappy with the safety practices and record of Bridge City Construction of Ottumwa, a contractor that has been hired…
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Poweshiek County storm wasn't a tornado

It wasn’t a tornado.  You’ll remember that several strong storms came through Iowa Tuesday morning (8/20). A tornado was reported near Tracy—one of three in the state.  A homeowner southeast of Grinnell thought his home…
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