LOCAL NEWS

Three month anniversary of Xavior Harrelson's disappearance

Today (8/27) marks three months since 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson disappeared from his Montezuma home.  A community volunteer group called Find Xavior Harrelson has declared Friday a day of action as they search for the boy. …
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Chemical spill forces Eddyville to shelter in place

The Ajinomoto plant in Eddyville had to be evacuated Wednesday night because of a chemical spill.  Mahaska County 911 was told around 8:20pm about an acid leak at the plant.  Ajinomoto makes amino acids that…
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Sen. Grassley speaks in Oskaloosa

Senator Chuck Grassley held a town hall discussion in Oskaloosa Tuesday were topics included vaccinations, infrastructure and increasing tensions in Afghanistan. He also touched on California’s Proposition 12 which requires pig farmers to provide more…
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Heat Advisory Tuesday

The heat has been turned up.  The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory Tuesday (8/24) starting at noon until 7pm.  Warm temperatures and high humidity expected during the day can cause heat related…
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Back to school

It’s back to school time.  The new school year starts Monday (8/23) in several districts in the No Coast Network listening area, including Oskaloosa, Pella, EBF and Montezuma.  Sigourney’s new school year starts Wednesday (8/25(. …
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Governor's office accused of violating open records law

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office is illegally delaying the release of public records related to its $26 million, no-bid coronavirus testing contract, a pair of new lawsuits contend. Reynolds and her office’s public records custodian,…
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Coronavirus update

One person from Marion County has died from coronavirus over the past week.  That’s one of 16 new deaths reported Wednesday (8/18) by the Iowa Department of Public Health.  The state’s death total for the…
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Reports of a scam in Jasper County

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is warning you about a new scam.  The Sheriff’s Office says they’ve had reports of someone going door to door in both Jasper and Marion Counties trying to sell equipment…
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Showalter's bail isn't reduced

No bail reduction for Gregory Showalter.  The 61-year-old Ottumwa man is accused of murdering his wife last month.  On Monday (8/16), Showalter appeared in Wapello County Court to have his $250,000 bond reduced.  On Tuesday…
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Man accused of murdering his wife wants his bail reduced

An Ottumwa man accused of murdering his wife wants his bond reduced.  61-year-old Gregory Showalter appeared in Wapello County Court Monday (8/16) to have his $250,000 bond reduced.  He is accused of first degree murder…
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