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Ottumwa street closings

Here's a traffic reminder for Ottumwa: starting yesterday (12/3), the southeast and southwest legs of the intersection of East Main and Vine will be closed for about a week to connect a new water main. …
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Oskaloosa city council meets tonight

Tonight (12/3), the Oskaloosa City Council will talk about the city's sewer system--specifically, sewer rates and improvement projects for the sewer system.  That will be at a study session at 5:00. No action is scheduled. …
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Oskaloosa's lighted Christmas parade is Thursday night

Oskaloosa's Lighted Christmas Parade is tomorrow night (11/29).  Deb Bruxvoort with the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group says people will be reserving good places to see the parade.   "Parking is at a bare, bare…
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Mahaska County Sheriff said we received 17 inches of snow Sunday night

Seventeen inches.  That’s how much snow fell in Oskaloosa Sunday (11/25).  Throw in blowing snow and that made for difficult driving conditions.  Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem (rent-er-hem) says his department was quite busy…
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Authorities say a 13-year-old was driving during a 100-mph chase

Authorities say a 13-year-old driver led officers on a chase that hit speeds of 100 mph (161 kph) in eastern Iowa.  She and five other young people in the van were taken into custody early…
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One child dead after three people fall in an icy pond in Montezuma

A 6-year-old boy died after he, another child and a man fell through pond ice in Montezuma. The accident occurred around 2:45 Wednesday afternoon (11/21) at a privately owned pond in Montezuma. First responders were…
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Marion County car accident fatality last night

A 17-year-old boy was killed in a one vehicle accident Tuesday night (11/20) in Pleasant Grove.  The Iowa State Patrol says Steven Fernandez Junior was northbound on 43rd Avenue at 40th place just before 8pm.  While Fernandez driving…
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Mahaska County Conservation Board has an open seat

The Mahaska County Conservation Board is looking for a new member.  County Conservation Director Dave Sedivec told the County Board Monday (11/19) that Ross Nilson has asked that he not be re-appointed for another five…
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Albia Police need help finding the person or persons responsible for recent arson fires

Police in Albia want your help in learning who set two arson fires.  According to the Albia Police Department's Facebook page, two arson fires have been set in the city since October 24. Both fires…
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Ottumwa road construction

Here’s a note for drivers in Ottumwa: The Ottumwa Water Works will be replacing a broken system valve at the intersection of N. Wapello and W. Woodland Ave. today, Wednesday (11/14). Drivers are advised that…
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