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Coronavirus update

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak.  Seven more people in Iowa have died from COVID-19, bringing the state’s total for the pandemic to 60, as of Thursday (4/16).  One of those deaths was an…
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Winter Storm coming

Winter is supposed to be over, but it’s going to make another appearance in the No Coast Network listening area.  A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Wapello, Monroe, Keokuk and Washington Counties until…
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Coronavirus update 4-15-2020

Four more Iowans have died from coronavirus.  The Iowa Department of Public health says as of Wednesday (4/15), 53 Iowans have died from the virus. Another 96 new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, for…
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Osky seniors have choices for final weeks of school year

At Tuesday night’s (4/14) Oskaloosa School Board meeting, it was revealed that 134 seniors are on track to graduate and two are not.  Late last week, Governor Reynolds announced that the state will be waiving…
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Additional 6 coronavirus deaths

Six more people in Iowa have died from the coronavirus, bringing the total as of Tuesday (4/14) to 49. Information about the latest victims has been slow in coming from the Iowa Department of Public…
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Applications for pet adoptions starting at Oskaloosa shelter

Starting Wednesday (4/15), the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter in Oskaloosa will accept applications for pet adoptions.  The shelter has been closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Shelter Director Terry Gott says you’ll have to fill…
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Slow retail business and plant shutdowns could impact pork prices

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR With coronavirus forcing the closings of the Tyson Foods pork plant at Columbus Junction and the Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, additional pressure is being placed on pork producers.…
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Rivera murder trial rescheduled

The murder trial for the man accused of murdering Mollie Tibbets of Brooklyn will now start September 29 in Sioux City.  Cristhian Bahena Rivera is accused of killing the 20-year-old University of Iowa student in…
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Two arrested after Ottumwa chase

It started as a routine traffic stop, but turned into a chase and led to two Ottumwa men being arrested.  Around 11:30 Wednesday morning (4/8), a Wapello County Sheriff’s Deputy tried to stop a car…
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Gas prices continue to drop

You may be doing a double take the next time you fill up your gas tank.  According to Iowa Triple-A, the statewide average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $1.64.  That’s down…
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