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Election interference not a possibility

After the 2016 election, there was plenty of talk about how possible interference through the internet could have affected the election results.  During a visit to Oskaloosa last week, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate…
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Secretary of State Paul Pate was in Oskaloosa last night

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate was in Oskaloosa Thursday to meet with Mahaska County Auditor Sue Brown and discuss the upcoming general election.  Pate says he’s concerned that people will go to social media…
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Natural gas supply is in good standing

With the recent cool weather, you've probably fired up your furnace already.  The experts say there's an ample supply of natural gas to keep us warm through the winter.  Dean Foreman, chief economist for the…
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Oskaloosa Fire Department gets a good grade

A good grade for Oskaloosa’s Fire Department means lower home insurance rates for you.  Oskaloosa Fire Chief Mark Neff told the City Council Monday (10/15) that the Fire Department is now rated as Class 3…
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High speed chase leads to the arrest of a New Sharon man

A man from New Sharon was arrested after leading police on a chase through Oskaloosa Sunday night (10/14). Around 10:40pm, Oskaloosa Police and Mahaska County Sheriff’s Deputies were told of a van that was driving…
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Mahaska County EMA/911 Board met last Thursday night

The Mahaska County EMA/911 Board met for almost three hours Thursday night with much discussion and no action taken on a new radio communications system.  At a special meeting earlier this week, the County Board…
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Phone call scam alert

Imagine getting a phone call from the Iowa State Police telling you they’ve seized a vehicle with drugs inside and that vehicle is registered to you.  Apparently, that’s been happening recently—and it’s a scam. The…
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Water rescue made by Ottumwa firefighters

Ottumwa firefighters had to make a water rescue on the Des Moines River Monday night.  Around 7pm Monday, the Fire Department received a call about a boat in the water that had lost power and…
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Ottumwa police investigating a drive-by shooting on Sunday morning

Ottumwa Police are investigating a drive-by shooting from over the weekend.  Around 3:15am Sunday, Police were called about someone being shot at a residence on the 800 block of Ellis Avenue.  Officers found a 17-year-old…
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Oskaloosa woman accused of insurance fraud

An Oskaloosa woman is accused of insurance fraud.  39-year-old Brandy Voss has been charged with first degree theft and insurance fraud--presenting false information after an investigation by the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa…
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