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Bahena Rivera hearing today in Montezuma

The judge in the Cristhian Bahena Rivera murder trial says he will issue a ruling by Friday (7/16) on a defense motion to hand over access to information on two other cases.  Judge Joel Yates…
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Ottumwa native, Green Beret lobbies for Veterans In Parks Act

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Ottumwa is pushing to ensure a current benefit for military veterans and the families of soldiers who died while on duty is a permanent policy.…
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New twist in Bahena Rivera case

Thursday’s (7/15) sentencing of Cristhian Bahena Rivera for first degree murder may not be cut and dried.  In May, Bahena Rivera was convicted of first degree murder in the July 2018 death of Mollie Tibbetts…
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COVID surging in Missouri as delta variant overwhelms hospitals

By Erin Schumaker andArielle Mitropoulos (ABC News)   Missouri is among a growing list of states that have seen rising infections, with new cases increasing 46% over the last two weeks, from June 23 to July 7,…
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Flash Flood Watch takes effect late Friday afternoon

A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect for Wapello and Monroe Counties in the No Coast Network listening area starting at 4pm Friday (7/9) until 10am Saturday (7/10).  The National Weather Service says several…
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Oskaloosa celebrates Christmas in July

Oskaloosa is getting ready to celebrate Christmas in July.  The annual fundraiser for Painting with Lights will be held Saturday afternoon (7/10) on the square in downtown Oskaloosa.  Oskaloosa Main Street executive director Jessica Reuter…
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Missing Ottumwa Man

Ottumwa Police are asking for your help in finding a man who has been missing for almost three years.  In August 2019, Timothy William-Michal Fortney was reported missing to Ottumwa Police.  At that time, Fortney…
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Mahaska County Board supports broadband internet study

The Mahaska County Board voted Tuesday (7/6) to support a broadband internet study in the county.  According to the agreement, MCG will hire someone to make the study…then the County will reimburse MCG.  Mahaska County…
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Oskaloosa City Council meets Tuesday

Tuesday night (7/6), the Oskaloosa City Council will consider entering into a grant agreement with the Mahaska Chamber and Development Group where the City would use Tax Increment Financing revenue to pay for services the…
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July 4 fireworks

Here's a reminder about local fireworks laws. In the City of Oskaloosa, it’s illegal to use fireworks at any time.  Fireworks are allowed in Mahaska County.  In Ottumwa, you can use fireworks only on July 4…
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