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Scam alert

Jasper County law enforcement says there’s a new scam going on to separate you from your money.  Scammers are targeting elderly people, claiming to be a legal representative of a grandchild or other family member. …
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Osky softball field to be named after Coach Jay Harms

The softball stadium at Oskaloosa High School will now be known as Jay Harms Field.  The Oskaloosa School Board voted Tuesday (5/11) to name the field after the current Indians softball coach.  Harms says when…
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Bahena Rivera murder trial closed to public

When Cristhian Bahena Rivera’s murder trial begins next Monday (5/17), media and the public won’t be allowed in the courtroom.  Bahena Rivera is accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts in her home town of Brooklyn in…
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Boat testifies in her defense at murder trial

A woman from Pella accused of first degree murder testified Monday (5/10) in her own defense.  Michelle Boat is accused of killing Tracy Mondabaugh of Ottumwa in May of last year.  Mondabaugh was the girlfriend…
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Oskaloosa woman found dead in West Des Moines

A woman from Oskaloosa was found dead Sunday (5/9) off the shoulder of Interstate 35 in West Des Moines.  West Des Moines Police were called shortly before noon to I-35 near mile marker 70.5, just…
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Hatfield is new Sigourney & Pekin Superintendent

The Sigourney and Pekin School Districts have hired a new superintendent, who will start this summer. Kevin Hatfield has been a superintendent at West Branch, as well as a teacher and coach in Pleasant Valley…
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Testimony to start in Michelle Boat murder trial

Testimony in the trial of a Pella woman accused of first degree murder begins Thursday (5/6) in Knoxville.  A jury was selected Wednesday (5/5) in the case of 56-year-old Michelle Boat.  Boat is accused of…
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Former North Mahaska teacher arrested for child sex crimes

A former North Mahaska teacher and coach has been arrested following an investigation into child sex crimes.  44-year-old Christopher Sampson of New Sharon was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon (5/4) for two counts of lascivious…
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DNR investigates fire near Eddyville

Local fire departments responded Saturday afternoon (5/1) to a large fire at an industrial facility, Chamness Technology, Inc., south of Eddyville. DNR staff were called in to investigate reports that Palestine Creek was turning black.…
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Regents name new University of Iowa president

BY DAR DANIELSON RADIO IOWA - The number two leader at the University of Illinois will cross the Mississippi River and take over the top spot at the University of Iowa. The Board of Regents selected…
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