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  • Plea settles kidnapping case OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa man originally charged with kidnapping will not serve prison time after a plea bargain to a lesser charge. Adem Anota received a sentence of one year in jail with credit for time served and the balance suspended after pleading gu

    July 16, 2014

  • Civil case focuses on Oskaloosa Water Board

    The removal of a board trustee has gone to court in a dispute over whether the mayor had the authority to act.

    July 16, 2014

  • When your doctor commits suicide, things get complicated

    When they call for appointments, patients are told they can't see their doctor. Ever. The standard line: "We are sorry, but your doctor died suddenly."

    July 16, 2014

  • 20110929_bowling.jpg Why fewer people go bowling

    Like other industries facing tough economic times, America's bowling centers are trying to reinvent themselves.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0716 OTT Organic Farm Color Photo -L -T Local organic food business thrives VEDIC CITY — Iowa residents can find vegetables on their plates that were picked as early as that morning from the Maharishi World Peace Vedic Organics Greenhouses. Contrary to its name, the organic greenhouse goes beyond organic with its biodynamic

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jury seated for Techel murder trial DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A jury has been seated to hear the third trial of an Iowa man charged with killing his wife and unborn child. A jury of 12 members and four alternates was selected Tuesday to hear the case against 23-year-old Seth Techel, which

    July 15, 2014

  • B.V. Sodbusters at Appanoose County Fair Members of the B.V. Sodbusters 4-H club invite Appanoose County fairgoers to visit the Exhibit Building to check out 4-H projects and the various animals in the barns.Members of the B.V. Sodbusters club have worked very hard the past year with helpin

    July 15, 2014

  • Timber show photo Lumberjack fun at the Southern Iowa Fair

    OSKALOOSA — The Great Lakes Timber Show put a fun twist on lumber jacking at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds Monday. The Great Lakes Timber Show was held three different times Monday: at 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Parents and children gathered for the

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show. An American

    July 15, 2014

  • Branstad does not want to host immigrant children DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that he does not want Iowa to host any of the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone. During a news conference, Branstad said he was not aware o

    July 14, 2014

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