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Cause of Iowa City construction site fire determined by investigators

The cause of the fire at the Hodge-Hieronymus Square project in downtown Iowa City has been determined, investigators said Wednesday. The fire marshal's investigation determined that a liquid propane-fueled radiant heater came in contact with…
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MONTEZUMA SHOOTS ITS WAY INTO BOY'S STATE BASKETBALL SEMI-FINALS

Montezuma has punched its ticket to the Class 1A Boys State Basketball Tournament semifinals, thanks to a 78-65 victory Monday (3/4) over Bishop Garrigan of Algona.  The Braves got 25 points and 6 assists from…
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Missing Oskaloosa boy

Law enforcement is searching for an Oskaloosa boy who hasn’t been seen in almost two weeks.  16-year-old Cooper Ritenour hasn’t been seen since February 20th.  It’s believed he is in the Hiawatha, Iowa area headed to…
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This weekend brings light snow then bitter cold

More light snow tracks through for Friday, especially north of Iowa City.  Amounts will stay light, but could add up to a couple of inches in a few areas.  A few snow showers will track…
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Drivers can face fines for not scraping ice from windshields

Freezing drizzle made for some icy conditions Wednesday morning, but authorities say that's no excuse to not take a little time to clear windshields. Drivers can face a nearly $50 fine for it in Cedar…
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Freezing drizzle may impact the morning drive

Areas of freezing drizzle will continue through the morning commute, especially the farther northeast you go. Main roads will generally remain wet, though any side streets or rural roads may be rather slick at times.…
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Cemetery clean-up in Ottumwa

Crews at the Ottumwa Calvary and Ottumwa Jewish Cemeteries will begin their annual spring cleanup on Friday, March 1.  Families who wish to keep any tributes or memorial decorations need to remove those items from…
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A digital petition has been created to 'reinstate' Gary Dolphin after his suspension

An Altoona man has started an online petition to 'reinstate' Hawkeye radio sportscaster Gary Dolphin immediately. Dolphin was recently suspended after making controversial comments during a basketball game last week. The petition, which was created…
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Man accused of killing Iowa State student athlete wants later trial date

The man accused of killing Iowa State student-athlete Celia Barquin Arozamena wants to be tried at a later date. In court documents filed Thursday, 22-year-old Collin Richards signed a waiver for speedy trial and asked…
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Heckethorn to face two trials this summer

An Ottumwa man will stand trial this summer for two different shootings.  19-year-old Jacob Heckethorn is accused of first degree murder and attempted murder for a shooting last August that left William Shettlesworth dead and…
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