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Two accused in bank robbery plead not guilty

Two men accused of robbing a Packwood bank at gunpoint in June 2018 have pleaded not guilty.  Ross Thornton of Hedrick and Jordan Crawford of Mount Pleasant have pleaded not guilty to aiding and abetting…
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Pella couple gets probation for child neglect

The parents of an underweight baby girl from Pella who tested positive for cocaine have been sentenced to probation.  20-year-old Stazia Kirk and 21-year-old Zak Herman, both of Pella, were sentenced Thursday (7/18). They pleaded…
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Sanders in Ottumwa Sunday

Democratic Presidential contender Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will be in Ottumwa Sunday (7/21).  He’ll speak with union members at UAW Local 74 at 9:30 Sunday morning….before attending the opening of his Ottumwa field office at…
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Keep your pets cool

We’ve talked about how staying indoors in an air-conditioned room and drinking plenty of fluids, is important with the excessive heat.  That’s not only good advice for people, but for your pets, too.  Terry Gott,…
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This year’s Iowa State Fair to feature lots of new food

BY DAR DANIELSON RADIO IOWA - The Iowa State Fair will have 50 new foods available when the gates open in August. Spokesperson Mindy Williamson says they try to add some new foods each year. “I…
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Excessive Heat Warning in effect for listening area

It’s now an Excessive Heat Warning that is covering the No Coast Network listening area.  The warning goes into effect at 1pm Wednesday (7/17)and continues through Saturday evening (7/20).  The National Weather Service says a…
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Gay former state official wins $1.5M in discrimination case against Branstad

By DAVID PITT DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and a staffer discriminated against the state's then-commissioner of workers' compensation in 2011 because he's gay, and the ex-official is entitled to $1.5 million…
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Southern Iowa Fair begins

The Southern Iowa Fair begins its week-long run in Oskaloosa Monday (7/15).  Monday’s highlight is the crowning of the Southern Iowa Fair Queen.  The six candidates are Jeana Appleget, Veronica Bolibaugh, Karlee Chandler, Hannah Koellner,…
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Keokuk County Farm Accident Fatality

Keokuk County law enforcement is investigating a fatal farm accident.  According to the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office, there was a call about an accident around 4pm Wednesday (7/10) at 260th Street east of Zephyr Avenue, outside…
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Ottumwa man makes plea in 2018 bank robbery

An Ottumwa man accused of robbing two area banks has made a plea deal in one of those robberies.  Ethan Spray was one of three men accused of robbing the Pilot Grove Savings Bank in…
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