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Assistance available for low income Iowans with overdue rent, utility bills

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Low-income Iowans could qualify for federal assistance to cover back rent or overdue utility bills that have accumulated during the pandemic. Debi Durham is director of the Iowa Finance Authority, which has…
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Statewide tornado drill part of Severe Weather Awareness Week

Heads up! A statewide tornado drill will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Sirens will sound in most counties. Schools, businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate, but…
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Inmate attack at eastern Iowa prison kills guard, nurse

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - A guard and a nurse were assaulted and killed by an inmate at the Anamosa State Prison yesterday. State officials plan to hold a news conference this afternoon in…
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Spring is time to clear dangerous things from your home

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR This is “Poison Prevention Week” and a spokesperson with the Iowa Poison Control Center in Sioux City says it’s a good time to look under our kitchen sinks and storage areas when…
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Supreme Court upholds civil verdict in mother’s death against Knoxville man

BY DAR DANIELSON The Iowa Supreme Court has rejected the request of a Knoxville man to overturn the civil verdict against him in his mother’s death. The 2017 verdict ordered Jason Carter to pay $10 million…
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Oskaloosa will again hold Art on the Square in June

An Oskaloosa event that was cancelled last year due to coronavirus is coming back later this year. "Art on the Square was one of the first events that had to be cancelled last year, but Art…
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Southern Iowa Speedway cars and drivers at Penn Central Mall

Coming up on Friday (3/19) and Saturday (3/20), racing fans will be able to see the cars and drivers who will compete this year at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.  The cars will be…
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Special statewide traffic enforcement for St. Patrick's Day

Iowa's new Traffic Fatality Task Force will launch the first of four special traffic enforcement efforts Wednesday (3/17) for St. Patrick's Day.  State Patrol Spokesman Alex Dinkla says they bring all agencies together to work…
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Oskaloosa City Council approves budget

The Oskaloosa City Council approved its budget for fiscal year 2022 at their regular meeting Monday night (3/15).  The 2022 property tax levy is approximately $14.30 per $1000 valuation; that’s 12 cents higher than the…
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Winter Weather Advisory for Jasper & Poweshiek Counties

There’s a Winter Weather Advisory in the northern part of the No Coast Network listening area Monday morning (3/15).  Jasper County is under an advisory until 1pm, while Poweshiek County has the Winter Weather Advisory…
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