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Man who killed Oskaloosa couple is executed

The man convicted of killing an Oskaloosa couple in 1999 was executed Thursday (9/24).  40-year-old Christopher Vialva was executed at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.  In June of 1999, Vialva and four others kidnapped…
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Two candidates competing for Iowa’s 2nd district seat debate on TV

BY O. KAY HENDERSON The two major party candidates in Iowa’s second congressional district discussed their differences on Social Security, the federal minimum wage and several health-related issues during an hour-long “Iowa Press” debate tonight on…
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Lawsuit regarding SCRAA is dismissed

A lawsuit filed by landowners regarding the South Central Regional Airport Authority has been dismissed.  The judge’s ruling says the 28E agreement that created the Airport Authority is legal…and also that the landowners haven’t been…
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Oskaloosa church gives away donated food

Who doesn’t like free food?  First Assembly of God Church in Oskaloosa has been giving out boxes of frozen sausage links Tuesday (9/22).  First Assembly of God Pastor Mike Dotson tells the No Coast Network…
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Person found in roadside fire identified

Here’s an update to a story the No Coast Network has been following.  The person who was found dead in a roadside ditch last Wednesday (9/14) in rural Kellogg has been identified.  The Iowa Division…
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Grinnell PD & Poweshiek County SO join homicide investigation

Here’s an update to a story the No Coast Network has been following.  Grinnell Police and the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office have joined the investigation into Wednesday’s discovery of a burned body in rural Kellogg. …
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One injured in Ottumwa shooting

Ottumwa Police are investigating a Tuesday morning (9/15) shooting that left one person injured.  Police say they were called to the 500 block of Morris around 5:45am Tuesday about the shooting.  40-year-old James Cote of…
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Court rules against Mahaska County

The legal fight over a proposed airport between Oskaloosa and Pella turned against Mahaska County. On Monday (9/14), a judge turned down the Mahaska County Board’s request to reverse a 2018 court ruling. That ruling…
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One arrested in Mahaska County drug bust

A man from rural Mahaska County is facing drug charges.  On Monday (9/14), the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, executed a search warrant at a residence on 305th Street. …
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Positive COVID-19 test at Oskaloosa Elementary

Someone in the Oskaloosa Elementary School has tested positive for coronavirus.  The Oskaloosa School District posted on its website Sunday (9/13) that all persons who were in close contact with the individual will be contacted…
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