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Iowa drug ring leader sentenced to 30 years in prison

BY O. KAY HENDERSON An eastern Iowa man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to dealing drugs. Prosecutors describe 62-year-old George Patrick Ashby as a large-scale meth dealer. Court records…
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Ottumwa Police need help identifying woman

Ottumwa Police are asking for your help in identifying an elderly woman who was found dead Friday morning (3/18).  Around 11:35 am Friday, Ottumwa Police were called to the area of Madison Avenue and Adeline…
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Federal judge finds another Iowa ag-gag law unconstitutional

By DAVID PITT DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has struck down an Iowa law that seeks to stop animal welfare groups from secretly filming livestock abuse, the latest in a decade of…
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Mahaska County Board accepts MCG bid to expand rural broadband

The Mahaska County Board has accepted a bid from MCG to expand rural broadband service in the county.  At a special meeting Wednesday (3/16), the Board of Supervisors accepted MCG’s request for $2 million to…
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Former IHCC President Dr. Lee Hellyer dies

Former Indian Hills Community College President Dr. Lyle Hellyer has died.  The college made the announcement Tuesday (3/15) on social media.  Hellyer was the school's president from 1973 until he retired in 2001.  The college’s…
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Another push to update Iowa’s 44-year-old ‘Bottle Bill’

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - A plan to revamp Iowa’s “Bottle Bill” has cleared its first hurdle in the Iowa Senate and key lawmakers vow this is the year they’ll approve changes in the…
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Keokuk County Sheriff's warning about a scam

The Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office wants to tell you about a new scam that’s going around.  In this case, you’ll get a phone call saying that someone has used your Amazon account to make purchases…
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Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend

Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend.  Incoming Oskaloosa Fire Chief Scott Vaughan reminds us to change the batteries in our home smoke detectors. "Change those batteries on Saturday night and make sure that those smoke…
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Winter Weather Advisory in effect for southern Iowa

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Wapello and Monroe Counties in the No Coast Network listening area until 6pm Thursday (3/10).  This advisory also stretches to the Missouri state line and includes Chariton,…
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Ottumwa man arrested after chase and crash

Ottumwa Police have a man in custody after a chase led to an accident that sent four people to the hospital.  Police say they were called just before 8pm Monday (3/7) about a reported domestic…
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