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Arrest Made In Cooper Street Shooting

On Friday, February 17, 2017, at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Ottumwa Police Department responded to 126 S. Cooper on a report that someone had been shot.  Police arrived and determined that Ryan Richard Reed, age…
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Vehicle Runs Into River After Driver Swerves To Avoid Deer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say two people were rescued after the van they were in ran into the Des Moines River after swerving to avoid a deer. Des Moines television station KCCI reports…
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Iowa Democrats Debate Through Night on Bargaining Bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats in the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate have debated through the night to delay voting on a bill that would eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers in the state.…
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Subject Arrested in Sexual Assault Case in Fremont

On Sunday, February 12th, 2017, at approximately 3 PM, deputies from the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 218 North Kennedy Street, Fremont, Iowa, regarding the complaint of a Sexual Assault with had allegedly…
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Shooting in Ottumwa Near Wilson Elementary

Reports have come out about a shooting near Wilson Elementary School in Ottumwa between Ash & Ogden. The shots have thought to be fired in the 10:00 am hour. The victim was transported via an…
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Chapter 20 Takes Center Stage at Eggs and Issues

Saturday morning the Smokey Row Coffee House was abuzz as the audience asked the panel a series of questions concerning a collective bargaining bill known as Chapter 20.   The bill, which consists of 70…
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Iowa abandons unemployment kiosk system

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials have confirmed that the state has stopped servicing or tracking the more than 700 self-help computer kiosks installed to replace dozens of unemployment offices closed in 2011 as…
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Iowa Man Admits Being Drunk When Truck Rammed Into Car

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — A 46-year-old man has admitted being drunk when his truck slammed into the back of a car, killing a passenger in the car. The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/2k75K93) that William…
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1 Man Killed, 1 Wounded In Des Moines Shooting, Police Say

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say one man has died and another has been wounded in a Des Moines shooting. Officers sent to investigate a possible homicide around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday found a man's…
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Four Arrested During Investigation in Mahaska County

Over the past several months there have been multiple burglaries and thefts reported in Mahaska County, as well as the City of Oskaloosa. On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched…
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