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Start looking for snow after 9 p.m. Tuesday and into Wednesday morning

Many areas of eastern Iowa will be under winter weather warnings and advisories Tuesday night into Wednesday morning as the next storm system moves across the area.  Snow will start to fall mainly after 9…
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Boy dies in Oskaloosa house fire

A 7-year-old boy was killed in a house fire in Oskaloosa Friday night (2/15).  The Oskaloosa Fire Department says it was called to a home at 515 High Avenue East at 8:30 pm.  Firefighters were…
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Accident in Keokuk County claims one life Thursday morning

One person is dead after a two vehicle accident Thursday morning (2/14) in Keokuk County.   The Iowa State Patrol says 49-year-old Matin McComas of Osceola was driving east on Highway 149 east of the Highway…
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Winds pickup, wind chills drop Thursday; more snow by Sunday

Wind speeds increase and temperatures drop along with chances of a rain/snow mix on Thursday.  Thursday starts out in the 30's, but temperatures drop and winds pick up for the evening commute. As this cold…
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Iowa House approves 2% education funding increase

The Iowa House has approved an education funding measure that provides a 2 percent increase in state per-pupil funding for the budget year beginning in July.  The bill approved Monday night (2/11) would boost per-pupil…
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Oskaloosa superintendent Wright spoke at Eggs & Issues meeting

Oskaloosa High School will have a new setup for the school day starting next fall.  At last week’s School Board meeting, a new schedule was put in place.  Oskaloosa Superintendent Paula Wright says students will…
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Poweshiek County gas explosion

A Poweshiek County farmer has been injured in a suspected gas explosion that leveled his home.  The explosion happened just before 10am Thursday (2/7) on the 70-acre farm of Wayne Cheney, 13 miles southeast of…
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Plan on a messy commute Thursday

Meteorologists say to plan on a slow commute Thursday morning. Expect reduced visibility and slick roads as precipitation falls during the morning commute.  The morning wintry mix will wrap up by mid-afternoon across much of…
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Freezing drizzle continues Wednesday morning; another wintry mix on the way

Lingering freezing drizzle could create slick spots on the roads Wednesday morning. Several parts of eastern Iowa remain under winter weather advisories.  Another system is set to bring freezing rain and sleet.  A break in…
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Winter weather advisory issued for this afternoon

Driving could get slippery Tuesday afternoon (2/5).  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that takes effect at noon today until midnight.  Periods of snow, sleet and freezing rain will cause travel…
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