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Armed Family Member Enters Residence

An incident out of Jasper County involving three individuals occurred just south of Newton on Highway 74 headed to Reasnor on July 18. Henry Vanrees, 49, arrived at his father and sister’s residence, upset about…
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Arrests in Theft Ring Lead to Charges

As part of an ongoing investigation into multiples thefts and burglaries within Mahaska County, the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 1212 High Avenue West on July 6th. As a result of this…
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Regional Airport Discussions are Subsiding After Withdrawal

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday morning. As always, the meeting opens with public comments. John Bandstra addressed the board with his concerns about the proposed regional airport and the…
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Marion County Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation

In February 2017, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received information that a Twin Cedars Community High School (Bussey, IA) teacher was having an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office initiated an…
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Arrest Made in March Homicide

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest on July 13 regarding the homicide of Jose Luis C. Ramirez Berber on March 6, 2017.  Ramirez Berber was discovered deceased inside his residence. This arrest…
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Oskaloosa Native Returns for Weekend Festivities

An Oskaloosa native is returning back to the city for festivities this weekend. Steve Bell grew up in Oskaloosa and was an Oskaloosa graduate in 1954. From there he went on to Central College for…
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Mahaska County Sheriff's Office Warns of Black Bear

Mid-morning on Wednesday, July 12, the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office had received a report of a black bear walking in a soybean field north of Oskaloosa. The partying reporting the sighting spotted the bear at…
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Four Dogs Locked in Vehicle

The Ottumwa Police Department was notified a day after the incident occurred  involving four dogs on Saturday, July 8th. In the 100 Block of Church Street in Ottumwa, four dogs had been locked in a vehicle and…
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Man Assaults Jasper County Deputies

A man was arrested in the 5700 block of Highway-117 south of Colfax by Jasper County Sheriffs after assaulting two deputy sheriffs. The incident occurred just before midnight on Saturday, July 8. Chad Allan Emary, age…
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Alterations to Downtown Parking Rules in the Works

On Thursday evening, the Oskaloosa City Council met in a study session prior to the intended agenda meeting to follow. The council discussed many parking rules, ordinances, and fines that are in place now; including…
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