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Iowa Senate approves limits if felon voting rights amendment adopted

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA NEWS - The Iowa Senate has voted for some limitations if Iowa voters eventually approve a constitutional amendment that automatically restores voting rights to released felons. The plan would require…
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Three women accused of international fraud scheme

Three women from the area are accused of being involved in a $4 million international fraud scheme.  Jennifer Sterk of Pella, Marilyn Sterk of Otley and Teresa Sterk Vanbaale of Knoxville were arrested by the…
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Senator Ernst visits Oskaloosa

Iowa US Senator Joni Ernst was in Oskaloosa Saturday (2/29) as she began her annual 99 County Tour of the state.  Ernst spoke to several business owners and heard about their concerns. "Health insurance, quality…
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Details released on Chariton standoff

The suspect in an incident in Chariton Wednesday (2/26) that led to a neighborhood and local schools being locked down has been identified and charged.  Chariton Police say Jeffry Alan Hildreth is charged with interference…
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Ottumwa man injured in one vehicle crash

An Ottumwa man was injured Wednesday night (2/26) when his car slid down an embankment and hit a tree.  First responders were called just after 6pm to the Eddyville exit off Highway 63.  The Iowa…
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Four in custody after What Cheer shooting

Three women and a man are in custody after a shooting last week in What Cheer.  Around 2am on February 19, Keokuk County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call about shots fired.  The victim told…
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Carter still civilly liable for his mother's 2015 death

A Knoxville man who was found not guilty of murdering his mother is still liable for her death.  A Marion County Judge Monday (2/24) refused to vacate a 2018 civil judgement against Jason Carter.  Carter…
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Two indicted in connection with Oskaloosa boy's death last year

You may remember a year ago that 7-year-old David Fogle of Oskaloosa was killed in a house fire.  Now David’s father and the landlord of their home are accused of neglect and child endangerment.  A…
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Ottumwa woman's attorneys try to stop testimony at murder trial

Attorneys for an Ottumwa woman accused of murdering her 5-year-old daughter are trying to keep the state medical examiner from testifying at her trial.  Kelsie Thomas is accused of strangling Cloe Chandler in 2018.  Thomas’…
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Man killed when deer hit by another car goes through his windshield

A man from North English is dead after a two car crash Wednesday night (2/19) west of Sigourney.  The Iowa State Patrol says a Toyota Camry was westbound on Highway 92 shortly after 7 last…
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