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Ottumwa man sentenced for dealing meth

An Ottumwa man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for dealing meth, possession with intent to deal meth, possession of a firearm for use in drug trafficking and possessing a firearm when not…
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Iowa SC overturns gay bias verdict against Branstad

Overturning a landmark $1.5 million jury verdict, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Wednesday (6/30) that former Gov. Terry Branstad did not illegally discriminate or retaliate against a gay state official. The court found a lack of…
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Attempted murder case tossed out

An attempted murder case against a Lovilia man has been thrown out because prosecutors missed the deadline for a speedy trial.  45-year-old Joshua James Burk was accused of attempted murder, eluding, leaving the scene of…
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Xavior Harrelson benefit concert Tonight

There’s going to be a benefit concert tonight (6/29) for Xavior Harrelson.  He’s the 11-year-old Montezuma boy who has been missing since May 27.  The concert will be at the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds in Grinnell…
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Heavy rains cause flooding in Eldon

Heavy rains in Wapello County Thursday night (6/24) washed out a sewer pipeline in Eldon.  The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says localized flooding swept out a concrete pier, collapsing a 40-foot section of pipe…
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STEM education at summer day camp

The Mahaska County Extension Office has been teaching kids this week about STEM—science, technology, engineering and math.  At a day camp in Eddyville, 10-year-old Brynlee Padgett made what’s called a craft-bot. "They're like robots, but…
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Stormy weather coming

Be prepared for stormy weather Thursday and Friday (6/24 & 25).  The National Weather Service says strong to severe storms are possible tonight into Friday morning….with damaging wind gusts, large hail and an isolated tornado…
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Iowa eye clinic says 500,000 patients may have had records stolen

The records of roughly 500,000 patients of an eye clinic with locations throughout Iowa may have been stolen as part of a ransomware attack on the business earlier this year. Wolfe Eye Clinic said Tuesday…
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Body found in rural Mahaska County house fire

When Oskaloosa firefighters responded to a house fire Monday (6/21), they found a dead body inside.  Fire crews were called to 3046 Newland Way in rural Mahaska County around 9:50am about a house fire. When…
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Four injured after explosion at Sigourney farm

A man and three children were injured after an explosion at a farm near Sigourney Friday afternoon (6/18).  The Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office says it was called just before 4pm to a farm at 18278…
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