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Tibbetts defense wants expert witnesses

Attorneys for the man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts last year want the court to allow expert witnesses to testify.  A motion was filed Wednesday (10/16) in Poweshiek County to let an expert in sleep…
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Gregg supports new Iowa Speaker Grassley

Last week, Iowa House Republicans chose Representative Pat Grassley of New Hartford to take over as Speaker of the House next year. He will succeed Speaker Linda Upmeyer, who stepped down as Speaker and says…
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‘Outrage’ in Iowa biofuels industry over proposed EPA blending rules

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Iowa’s ethanol and biodiesel industry reacted in disbelief and anger today after the Environmental Protection Agency issued a draft policy on future biofuels production targets. The president of the Iowa Corn Growers…
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Ottumwa Riverfront public input meeting

There’s going to be a public meeting in Ottumwa to talk about improvements to the city’s riverfront downtown. The City of Ottumwa and Ottumwa Legacy Foundation will hold a public meeting Monday, October 28 from…
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One killed, seven injured in Wapello County crash

A man from Ankeny was killed and seven people affiliated with Central College in Pella were injured in a two vehicle crash Friday afternoon (10/11) in Wapello County.  The Iowa State Patrol says 65-year-old Mohamed…
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Lt. Governor Gregg visits Tassel Ridge Winery

Iowa Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg paid a visit to Tassel Ridge Winery in Leighton Thursday (10/10).  It was a part of the 99 County tour that he and Governor Kim Reynolds take each year.  Gregg…
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Freeze Watch issued for Friday night & Saturday morning

Fall is the season and fall is what the temperature is going to do.  A Freeze Watch has been issued for most of Iowa for Friday evening (10/11) through Saturday morning (10/12).  Meteorologist Alex Krull…
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Ottumwa primary election results

Ottumwa voters eliminated one candidate for City Council at Tuesday’s (10/9) primary election.  Five candidates were on the ballot Tuesday for a place in the November election.  According to preliminary results, the candidates who advanced…
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Oskaloosa City Council approves user fees for Fire Department

The Oskaloosa City Council has approved user fees for the city’s fire department.  The Council voted 6-0 to approve the fees for house fires, commercial fires, grass fires and vehicle fires at Monday’s (10/7) City…
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Ottumwa construction updates

Here are a couple of traffic notes for Ottumwa: Madison Avenue will be closed between Queen Anne Street and Ellis Avenue starting today so that a new water main can be installed at John Deere…
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