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Guilty verdict in murder

One of two people charged in the slaying of a Des Moines man has been convicted of murder. Jasper County court records say 25-year-old Jaycie Sheeder, of Coon Rapids, also was found guilty Tuesday of…
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Local violinist wins Ottumwa Symphony award

A recent Oskaloosa High School graduate has won the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists competition.  Elise Snyder is a violinist who has played in the Iowa All-State Orchestra.  She plans to attend Indian Hills Community…
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Fairfield officer to plead guilty to stealing drugs

A Fairfield Police officer now says he will plead guilty to stealing painkillers from a local veterinarian. According to online court records, Ryan Mills told the Washington County Court Monday (5/20) he will change his…
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Vermeer gets incentives to rebuild after tornado

Here’s an update to a story the No Coast Network told you last week.  State incentives have been approved for construction of a new plant to replace Vermeer plants destroyed by a tornado last July. …
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Fairfield Inn & Suites breaks ground in Oskaloosa

Ground was broken Thursday (5/16) on a new hotel in Oskaloosa.  Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott is building on Highway 92, or A Avenue, just off Highway 163.  The new hotel will have 76…
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Ottumwa housing project has complications

A plan to build new housing in Ottumwa remains on hold while the developer and a contractor squabble over how much of the work has been done.  Des Moines-based Blackbird Investments wants to build town…
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Osceola couple plead to child endangerment

An Osceola husband and wife accused of abusing two adopted children have pleaded guilty to two counts each of child endangerment.  42-year-old Kenneth Fry and 40-year-old Kelly Fry entered their pleas Monday (5/13) in a…
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Ottumwa doctor sentenced in drug case

A doctor in Ottumwa has been sentenced to 1 ½ years in prison and fined $20,000 for illegally distributing a prescription painkiller in South Dakota.  Authorities say 47-year-old Troy Adolfson wrote prescriptions for about 1,400…
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Case of canine brucellosis found

A serious disease has been found in a dog coming from a Knoxville dog breeding facility.  A confirmed case of canine brucellosis originated in Double G Kennels.  The small dogs were recently sold at a…
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Wapello County tax break

With Governor Reynolds recently making a disaster declaration for Wapello County and four other counties, the Iowa Department of Revenue has granted an extension and suspension of penalties for anyone whose main residence or business…
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