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Wells Retiring from Mahaska County Sheriff's Office

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session in the morning of September 18. Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem approached the board to request a change of payroll for Deputy Trevor Wells,…
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Accident North of Ottumwa, Driver Deceased at Scene

Around 1 AM on the morning of September 14, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a single motor vehicle accident on Hwy 63 northeast of Ottumwa. Upon arrival Deputies located a…
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Officer Blanchard Named OPD Officer of Year

The Oskaloosa Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Brandon Blanchard has been selected as the Oskaloosa Police Department’s 2017 Officer of the Year. Officer Blanchard began his career with the Oskaloosa Police Department…
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Jasper County Sheriff's Needing Public's Help

WANTED: ALEX MICHEAL SPANGENBURG, 24 years old This subject has multiple warrants for his arrest, including: HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE- OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE, ASSAULT CAUSING BODILY INJURY OR MENTAL ILLNESSIf you have…
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Black Bear Spotted in Poweshiek County

Deputies from the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office and the State Game Warden officer were able to positively identify a black bear southeast of Montezuma on the evening of September 12. This is information only. This…
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Stream All Smiles After Election Results

“My heart is beating fast. It’s been kind of tied in knots all day,” Lynette Stream expressed at the Mahaska County Courthouse Tuesday evening. Stream, along with her husband, were awaiting the results of the…
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Mahaska County Sheriff's Still Looking for Wanted Suspect

Early in the morning on August 11th, the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office responded to a call near Hickory Avenue, close to the intersection of 278th Street. The call was for a single vehicle that had…
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Wapello County Sheriff's Made Two Arrests Over the Weekend

Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible assault in progress on 4th Street in Chillicothe, IA on Saturday, September 9th around 3 PM. When Deputies arrived all parties were gone. An investigation…
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OPD Exceeds Fundraising Goal

"We have received an overwhelming response from the community," said Police Chief Jake McGee at a final check presentation on Monday morning. Chief McGee accepted a $5,000 donation from the Southeast Iowa Regional Board of…
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Oskaloosa High Looking Forward to Homecoming

This year’s Oskaloosa High School Homecoming is fast approaching. Its theme is “A Hero’s Homecoming,” and students are already gearing up for the week’s events. As soon as Homecoming Week kicks off on Monday, September…
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