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An Ottumwa man has been charged with multiple felonies after getting arrested on two consecutive days last week. Police pulled over 46-year-old Gerardo Victoria shortly before 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 15. Victoria allegedly displayed erratic behavior and admitted to using methamphetamine the previous day. Victoria was placed under arrest for operating while intoxicated. Authorities […]

Governor Kim Reynold says she thinks federal pandemic relief money can be used to buy new computer software for state government. On Monday, State Auditor Rob Sand said the contract to buy the software was signed in 2019, so it’s not directly related to the pandemic. The inspector general in the U.S. Treasury Department agreed. […]

A Denison woman has admitted to stealing from the credit union where she worked. Fifty-three-year-old Brenda Jensen pleaded guilty in federal court in Sioux City to embezzling nearly $1.5  million over several years. Jensen admitted in her plea agreement that from at least May 2012 to March 2018, she embezzled money from Consumer Credit Union […]

AARP has unveiled what it calls an online “dashboard” with Covid data from Iowa nursing homes, showing nearly 43 percent do not have a week’s supply of masks and other personal protective equipment for staff. The data is based on Iowa nursing home reports to a federal agency. It shows more than 39 percent of […]

The Iowa State men’s basketball team will travel to Mississippi State for a Saturday, Jan. 30 SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup, announced today by both conferences. The SEC/Big 12 Challenge is in its eighth season. Iowa State owns a 3-4 mark in the challenge, falling at Auburn last season by four points. This will be the […]

The Marshalltown City Council has approved a proposal to embed social services workers with police officers. Police Chief Mike Tupper came up with the idea after calls to revamp police services and find better ways to deal with calls to police seeking help for noncriminal but potentially violent situations. Tupper approached Youth and Shelter Services […]

A Teacher in Webster County has resigned after being accused of sexual misconduct. Brandon Louis has resigned from his post as music teacher at Southeast Valley High School in Gowrie after being accused of sexual misconduct. A former student spoke at the school board meeting Tuesday alleging that while she was a student there, Louis […]

Most of the Wilson Island State Recreation Area along the Missouri River has reopened to the public after being closed for 19 months due to flooding, but the campgrounds won’t reopen until mid-April. Michelle Reinig, a district supervisor in the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says the number of campsites will be reduced — to […]

An ethanol plant in northwest Iowa designed to make the fuel from corn cobs and stalks rather than kernels has closed. The Des Moines Register was first to report the “Project Liberty” plant in Emmetsburg had closed. Iowa State University agronomist Emily Heaton said in an interview with Radio Iowa that corn stover can easily […]

The state’s coronavirus tracker shows more than 500 Covid patients are in an Iowa hospital today, a higher patient count than at any other time during the pandemic. An infectious disease expert says it’s no surprise to the medical community as the total number of Covid cases identified in Iowa has jumped 28% in the […]

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