Ottumwa Woman Charged With OWI, Neglect

An Ottumwa women is looking at criminal charges following an alleged drunk driving incident. According to court records, 24 year old Katrina Marie Kendrick was called in as a drunk driver and was stopped by police at 8:29 pm on July 20 on Highway 149. The incident report stated that Kendrick had bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech, and other indications of alcohol intoxication. A preliminary breath test laced her over .08 BAC, and at the law center later tested .126 BAC. The reports also state that Kendrick had her 4 year old daughter in the car with her.
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Xavior’s mother puts out plea ahead of vigil

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (KYOU) - Sarah Harrelson, Xavior’s mother, is putting out a plea to help bring her son home. She said in a statement to KYOU, “I just want everyone to keep looking for Xavior. Thank you to everyone who has been involved this far. Please attend the prayer vigil to help bring him home.”
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Burlington man wanted for using fake money arrested

OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - A Burlington, Iowa man is facing charges of forgery and theft related to crimes police say he committed over a year ago in Ottumwa. Court records say 24-year-old Brayden Freeman came to Ottumwa in March and April of last year. While he was here, he went to several businesses where he used counterfeit money to buy gift cards.
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Ottumwa man sentenced to 60 years for multiple sexual abuse crimes

OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) -This week, a Wapello County judge sentenced 53-year-old Son Ngoc Nguyen, to sixty years in prison, imposed, a special life sentence for multiple sexual abuse crimes. The Wapello County attorney thanked the Ottumwa Police Department and its investigations team for building a strong case against this defendant,...
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Lawsuit in Jason Carter Case Partially Revived

A federal lawsuit filed by the legal team for Jason Carter in the case regarding the unsolved murder of his mother Shirley Carter has been partially revived by a federal court. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Wolle previously ruled that the federal court lacked jurisdiction in this case. Carter’s lawsuit was filed against Marion County, Marion County Detective Reed Kious, DCI Investigator Mark Ludwick, and his father, Bill Carter, in federal court. In this lawsuit, Carter sought unspecified punitive and compensatory damages. Carter believed that the murder of his mother was not properly investigated by local authorities in June of 2015.

Knoxville VA Campus Demolition Underway

Demolition has begun at the Knoxville VA campus. Veit & Company is working on the project, which is expected to be complete by June 2022. In April, the Marion County Board of Supervisors accepted the bid at a cost of $6.6 million.
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Daily Weather Forecast For Oskaloosa

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Oskaloosa: Friday, July 23: Mostly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, July 24: Sunny then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Sunday, July

Pella City Administration Updates Aquatic Center Rules

The Pella Aquatic Center rules have been updated by City of Pella administration. The changes further clarify dress code policies for all patrons in response to concerns brought before the Pella City Council at several recent meetings about attire of individuals attending the facility this summer.

Pella Football Alumnus Enters Iowa Hawkeye Starting Lineup

A former Pella High School football standout is now looking to make an impact in the Big Ten this fall in Iowa City. Nick DeJong is in the starting five preseason depth chart for the Iowa Hawkeyes ahead of camp. DeJong was a First Team All-State selection and a state shot put champion in the 2018-19 school year for the Dutch. DeJong and the Hawkeyes open 2021 at home on September 4th against Indiana.

Thursdays in Pella Brought Christmas in July

The second-to-last Thursdays in Pella was held this week, and the theme was Jolly in July. Activities included carriage rides in downtown Pella, a most festive Christmas outfit at the back of the Tulip Toren, a performance by the Pella Barbershop Chorus. and Reindeer Games. A snow globe photo opportunity, antler ring toss, and other holiday season themed programs were also hosted.
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An Oskaloosa High School graduate is this year’s Southern Iowa Fair Queen. Trisha Van Donselaar was crowned Fair Queen Monday night (7/19). She says she’s enjoying her duties. “It’s so fun; I’ve been really enjoying it. I’ve been working at a lot of shows, helping hand out ribbons. I’ve also...

SE Iowa Man Accused of Spending Counterfeit Money at Multiple Businesses

A southeast Iowa man is accused of using counterfeit money at multiple businesses in Ottumwa last year. 24-year-old Brayden Freeman of Burlington faces five counts of forgery, a Class D felony, and five counts of third-degree theft, an aggravated misdemeanor. Court documents say from March 29th to April 13th, 2020,...
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Drought Remains Unchanged Locally in This Week’s Report

Drought remains unchanged locally in the latest U.S. Drought Monitor Report. Abnormally dry conditions are in play along and north of Highway 92, with moderate drought in extreme northern Marion County. A prolonged stretch of hotter than average and drier than normal conditions is expected to be in place over the next few weeks, according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center, which is likely to worsen soil conditions and river flows, and re-aggravate short term drought across the region.