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Roundabout construction in Ottumwa

Drivers in Ottumwa take note: a new phase of construction starts Tuesday (4/23) on the roundabout at Albia Road and Wapello Street.  Drivers going south on Wapello Street will still be able to make a…
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Oskaloosa flushing fire hydrants

The Oskaloosa Water Department is starting its spring cleaning Monday (4/22).  They’re flushing the fire hydrants in town.  You might notice low water pressure or cloudy or discolored water.  Water that’s cloudy or discolored is…
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Assault case against Pritchett dismissed

An assault case against an Oskaloosa Police officer has been dismissed.  Janay Pritchett had been charged with harassment, domestic abuse assault and displaying or using a weapon.  According to court records, Pritchett allegedly kicked her…
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Controlled burn in Ottumwa Tuesday

A controlled burn will be held at Ottumwa’s Memorial Park Tuesday (4/16) starting at 1pm.  This burn will cover nine and a half acres in the northwest section of the park.  The Ottumwa Fire Department,…
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Rep. Loebsack won't run for re-election in 2020

Iowa Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack announced Friday (4/12) he won't seek re-election when his current term ends, a move that likely will lead to a wide-open race in a district both parties see as winnable.…
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Knoxville teen dies

Knoxville Police continue to investigate the death of a 15-year-old boy Friday night (4/12).  Shortly after 10pm, Police received a call about an unresponsive 15-year-old.  The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.  The cause…
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Sigourney woman charged with child endangerment

A woman from Sigourney is facing two counts of child endangerment after allegedly letting her 4-year-old child leave her home.  Rozilynn Gay is charged in connection with two incidents.  In the first, on March 6,…
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Fire danger not an issue yet

At this time of the year, it’s common to hear about fire danger as grass and foliage start to turn green. Charles Brown, Iowa State University Extension farm management specialist for southeast Iowa, says fire…
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Southern Iowa Speedway season opens

Wednesday night (4/10) is opening night for racing at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.  Gates open at 5:30 with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30.  Stock cars, sports mods, hobby stocks and…
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Planting update

"We're getting close to being two weeks behind right now for farmers getting in the field." Charles Brown, the Iowa State University’s farm management specialist for southeast Iowa, tells the No Coast Network about field…
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