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Investigators create a website for tips regarding Mollie Tibbetts

Investigators searching for Mollie Tibbetts have created a website to generate more tips.  The 20-year-old Brooklyn woman hasn’t been seen since she went for a run July 18.  The website is: FindingMollie.Iowa.gov.  Rick Rahn, a special agent with the…
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Man charged in Davis County death faces new charges

Terry Petary, the man charged with vehicular homicide after he hit and killed Merlin Beechy(9) in June, is now facing new charges.  The new set of charges includes vehicular homicide, causing serious injury by vehicle,…
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Bank in Hedrick robbed yesterday

Keokuk County Law Enforcement is looking for a bank robber.  Around 2:40 on Monday afternoon, Keokuk County 911 received a call about a robbery at the Hedrick Bank/South Ottumwa Savings Bank in Hedrick.  The No…
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One suspect dead another wounded in shootout near Liberty Elementary School in Ottumwa

Law enforcement in Ottumwa still haven't released any names in connection with Friday afternoon's deadly shootout that left one man dead and another seriously injured. The shootout happened after police received a report of people…
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Reward is up to $172,000 for the safe return of Mollie Tibbetts

A press conference is scheduled this morning in Montezuma to update the search for Mollie Tibbetts. The 20-year-old Brooklyn woman has been missing for over two weeks. Yesterday, Tibbetts' relatives announced that $172,000 has been…
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RAGBRAI was a huge success in Sigourney

Thousands of cyclists on the RAGBRAI tour across lowa stopped for the night Thursday in Sigourney.  The riders starting pouring in around noon yesterday and the flow of riders coming in continued into the evening. …
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Sweet Corn Serenade today in Oskaloosa

Downtown Oskaloosa is in the mood to celebrate today.  Oskaloosa Main Street Executive Director Emily Brown talks about the annual Sweet Corn Serenade.  "We'll have kids' activities during the day, different food options, so if…
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Governor Reynolds assessed the tornado damage at Vermeer

Governor Kim Reynolds was in Pella Friday afternoon to see first-hand the damage caused by Thursday afternoon's tornado at Vermeer Manufacturing.  "Truly, truly just a miracle that we had no fatalities and the amount of damage…
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Vermeer recovering after tornado damage

Vermeer Manufacturing in Pella is closed today as company officials assess the damage from a tornado yesterday afternoon. Around 4:15pm, there was a reported tornado touchdown at Vermeer. The storm caused significant damage to the…
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Mahaska County Sheriff's Office investigating a hoax call

Area law enforcement has received several calls about a stabbing and sexual assault---but it never happened. The Mahaska County Sheriff's Office says it received a call Tuesday morning (7/17) about a woman being attacked on…
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