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Sex Abuse Investigation Leads to Multiple Charges Against Suspect

The Ottumwa Police Department has conducted an investigation involving 5 female victims who reported being sexually assaulted by the same suspect. On Friday, June 23, 2017, officers from the Ottumwa Police Department and the Southeast…
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Oskaloosa Fireworks - General Rules and Safety Guidelines

As the July 4th holiday approaches, the Oskaloosa Fire Department and Oskaloosa Police Department would like to remind the public of some general rules and safety guidelines regarding the use and discharge of Consumer Grade…
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Blattner Energy Breaking Ground for Wind Turbines

Blattner Energy out of Avon, MN is setting up camp in farm fields north of Oskaloosa. Just off the west side of Highway-63 headed to New Sharon, residents can see the breaking of ground for…
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Ottumwa’s Independence Day Fireworks Display

June 28, 2017 - Ottumwa, Iowa – The City of Ottumwa’s Independence Day public fireworks display is held after dark, on Tuesday, July 4that Ottumwa Park. The show will begin shortly after 9:30 PM. The…
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Federal Search Warrants Executed

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, federal search warrants were executed at the following locations in Iowa: • 5600 block of Douglas Avenue, Des Moines • 1800 block of Frazier Avenue, Des Moines • 1000 block…
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Davenport Man Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

DAVENPORT, IA - On June 26, 2017, James Richard Robbins, age 53, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 33 months in prison for failing to comply…
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Oskaloosa School Board Holds Special Meeting

Oskaloosa’s school board met for about 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon in special session to deal with a few items of business. The main topic was the acceptance of bids for construction of the new softball…
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Times for Area Firework Shows

AREA FIREWORKS SHOWS Oskaloosa: Monday July 3 at 10:00 pm at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds ---------------------------- Albia: Tuesday July 4 at 9:30pm at The Albia Reservoir ---------------------------- Grinnell: Tuesday July 4, at 9:45pm at Ahrens…
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Polk County Officer Not Fired for Islam Comment, Sheriff's Office Says

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Polk County Sheriff's Office says insubordination and gender bias led to the firing of a sergeant who was being investigated for social media postings deriding Islam. Sgt. Dan Charleston…
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Driver Hits Telephone Pole on Corner of Trueblood and North Market

At approximately 3 PM, the Oskaloosa Fire Department and Police Department were called to the corner of Trueblood Avenue and North Market Street where a telephone pole had been hit. MidAmerican Energy soon arrived on…
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