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Oskaloosa City Council meeting today for a study session

The Oskaloosa City Council will start working on its budget for fiscal year 2020 tonight (1/7).  The Council will hold a study session this afternoon at 4:30 to go over funding requests from various groups. …
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A former Osky cop gets April trial date

A former Oskaloosa police officer charged with domestic abuse will face jury later this spring.  Janay Pritchett faces three misdemeanor counts, including Display or Use of a Weapon.  On Thursday, a judge set Pritchett's trial…
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Ottumwa Schools CFO is a possible link with Mason City fraud

A high-ranking official in the Ottumwa School District is being linked with financial fraud at his former job.  An audit has found that the Mason City Community School District shows that more than $2 million…
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Mahaska County Board meeting held today

The Mahaska County Board began its new year Wednesday (1/2).  County Supervisors Steve Wanders and Steve Parker took their oaths of office after being elected last November.  County Attorney Andrew Ritland, Treasurer Connie Van Polen…
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Mahaska County Board holding a special meeting today

The Mahaska County Board is holding a special meeting Thursday afternoon (12/27).  The Board will consider a 28E agreement with Keokuk County to share an assistant county attorney position.  That meeting starts Thursday afternoon at…
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Ottumwa man will stand trial on May 7th for bank robbery

The trial for a man accused of robbing a Keokuk County bank is being delayed.  Twenty-eight-year-old Ethan Spray of Ottumwa is accused of robbing the South Ottumwa Savings Bank in Hedrick on August 6.  Spray…
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One person dead after a stabbing in Knoxville over the weekend

A Knoxville man was apparently stabbed to death over the weekend.  Police say they found 46-year-old Monte C. Brown bleeding when they were summoned to a downtown address shortly before 9 p.m. Friday (12/21).  Police…
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One person was killed in an accident Wednesday night

A North Dakota woman was killed Wednesday night (12/19) when she was driving the wrong way on Highway 163 south of Pella.  The Iowa State Patrol says 65-year-old Esther Hockett of Bowman, North Dakota, was…
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Four suspects in Tibbetts investigation

Before investigators arrested a farmhand in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, they scrutinized a neighbor seen washing his car hours after she vanished, an acquaintance who erased his cellphone data, a Nebraska man who ditched…
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Grinnell middle chool closed today due to a water main break

Grinnell Middle School is closed today (12/19) because of a water main break and flooding.  Superintendent Janet Stutz says the break early Wednesday morning has caused flooding near the activities entrance and in several classrooms…
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