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Construction on 92 between Oskaloosa and Knoxville begins

Starting today (8/16), Highway 92 between Oskaloosa and County Road T25 will be closed for road construction.  A detour is in place using Highway 163 to Pella and then heading south toward 92.  The Iowa…
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Another Heat Advisory for Wednesday

One more day of above average heat.  A Heat Advisory goes into effect at Noon until 7pm Wednesday (8/11) for the No Coast Network listening area.  Once again, a combination of warm temperatures plus high…
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Fire damages Hotel Ottumwa

People staying at Hotel Ottumwa had to be evacuated Monday afternoon (8/9) because of a fire.  Around 5:15pm, Ottumwa firefighters were called to the hotel on a report of heavy smoke inside the building. The…
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Heat Advisory Monday and Tuesday

You’ll want to spend some time in the shade.  The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory starting at Noon Monday (8/9) until 7pm Tuesday (8/10).  A combination of warm temperatures plus high humidity…
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Heckethorn Murder Conviction Upheld

The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of an Ottumwa man. In November 2019, a Wapello County jury found Jacob Heckethorn, 21, guilty of second-degree murder and assault with intent to commit…
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Blakesburg man arrested after leading law enforcement on a chase

A Blakesburg man is in custody after leading law enforcement on a chase while driving a stolen pickup truck.  Around 3:45 Tuesday afternoon (8/3), Mahaska County Sheriff’s Deputies were told to be on the lookout…
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Oskaloosa man arrested in undercover child sex sting

An Oskaloosa man has been caught in an undercover child sex sting.  According to court records, 47-year-old Dennis Patrick Reid was allegedly planning to travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan to have sex with a 12-year-old…
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Ottumwa man charged with murder in wife's death

Here’s an update to a story the No Coast Network has been following.  Ottumwa Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of Helen Showalter over the weekend.  61-year-old Gregory Allen Showalter, Helen…
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No new trial for Cristhian Bahena Rivera

The man convicted of murdering Mollie Tibbetts in 2018 as she went for a run in Brooklyn will not get a new trial and is scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison. Attorneys for…
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Boil order in effect for Ottumwa's south side

A boil order remains in effect for Ottumwa’s south side after a water main break Saturday (7/31).  Ottumwa Water Works tells the No Coast Network that around 7:20 Saturday night, a large transmission main broke…
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