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Oskaloosa Police investigate shooting

Oskaloosa Police are investigating a shooting that injured a juvenile.  Police were called to a residence in the 1900 block of 17th Avenue East around 8:30 last Thursday night (10/15) about a possible shooting.  When Police…
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Main Street Ottumwa receives grant

Main Street Ottumwa has been awarded a $75,000 challenge grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority.  The grant money will be used to renovate the Southern Iowa Utilities Building at 307 East Main Street.
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Iowa Supreme Court upholds absentee ballot directive

Iowa’s highest court is upholding a state directive that was used to invalidate tens of thousands of absentee ballot requests mailed to voters pre-filled with their personal information. The Iowa Supreme Court issued its ruling…
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Kelsie Thomas retrial begins

The retrial for an Ottumwa woman accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter begins Tuesday (10/13) in Ottumwa.  Kelsie Thomas is accused of killing her daughter, Cloe Chandler, in July 2018.  Earlier this year, a Wapello…
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One arrested after Poweshiek County chase

Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Deputies were busy early Sunday morning (10/11) trying to flag down a stolen vehicle.  Around 12:45am Sunday, deputies spotted a brown Ford F-150 that had been reported stolen from Marshall County earlier…
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Task force finds many preventable COVID-19 deaths in Iowa

The White House Coronavirus Task force told Iowa officials in its most recent report released Thursday (10/8) that many virus-related deaths in the state were preventable. The report dated Oct. 4 was released to the…
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Van Hemert loses appeal

An Oskaloosa man convicted of murdering a William Penn basketball player has lost his appeal.  You’ll remember Luke Van Hemert was found guilty of second degree murder in 2019 for killing Marquis Todd in 2018. …
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Suspect arrested in Ottumwa Child Abduction and Burglary

A burglary suspect in Ottumwa is in custody.  On Monday (10/5), Ottumwa Police were called to the 1500 block of Albia Road for a burglary in progress.  Officers were then told the suspect had abducted…
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Judge blocks Iowa's absentee ballot order

A judge has blocked Iowa’s secretary of state from enforcing an order that barred counties from sending absentee ballot applications to voters with their identification information already filled in. Judge Robert Hanson ruled Monday (10/5)…
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Early voting starts Monday

The 29-day "early voting" period in Iowa starts Monday (10/5). More than 600-thousand Iowans have asked auditors to mail them a ballot and those ballots will be mailed out Monday. In Mahaska County, in-person absentee voting…
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