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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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Oskaloosa School Board meeting is tonight

The Oskaloosa School Board will vote on approving an out of state trip for the boys’ varsity basketball team at tonight’s (11/13) monthly meeting.  The Indians are scheduled to play in Quincy, Illinois on January…
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Ottumwa woman killed in a weekend car accident

Law enforcement says icy roads contributed to a Friday morning (11/9) crash that killed a woman from Ottumwa.  The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says 68-year-old Maria Fernandez lost control of her car when she reached…
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Firebug caught in Poweshiek county

Poweshiek County law enforcement has made an arrest in connection with a series of suspicious fires this past spring.  21-year-old Chance Ryan Beres of Malvern has been charged with three counts of second degree arson…
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