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Pretrial Conference Delayed for Former Oelwein Mayor

Pretrial Conference Delayed for Former Oelwein Mayor

A pretrial conference has been delayed for former Oelwein mayor Jason Manus, who has been accused of sexual abuse. The date for Manus’ pretrial conference was pushed back from Monday to Oct. 13 because his defense attorney died earlier this month. His trial is scheduled to begin on Oct. 22. Court records do not indicate whether


Gov. Branstad Announces Pilot Project in Area Counties

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today were joined at their weekly press conference by the Iowa Parks Foundation and the Green Ribbon Commission – a special commission charged with developing a long-term and sustainable strategy to revitalize Iowa’s State Parks systems – to present the group’s 100 year

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Man Dies After Mini Van Falls On Him

A man died on Dubuque Road in Linn County Monday night after a vehicle he was working on fell on him. The accident happened between Marion and Springville. When authorities arrived, they found a minivan had fallen on a man. He was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Identity of person


Dubuque Driver Knocks Over Utility Poll

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Dubuque police have arrested a 19-year-old man who they say knocked over a utility pole with his vehicle while he was intoxicated. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports 19-year-old Blake Oyen was arrested Sunday and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with official acts. Police


School Bus Driver Hospitalized After Crash

ARLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – An eastern Iowa school bus driver was sent to the hospital following a crash Monday, with no students aboard. 74 year old Michael James Carey of Fayette, was driving a West Central school district bus north on J Avenue seven miles west of Arlington when he lost control. The bus went


Early Voting Starts In Iowa Thursday

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Early voting by absentee ballot beginS in Iowa today, and the secretary of state is encouraging all eligible voters to participate. Iowa allows absentee voting by mail and offers early in-person voting at the offices of county auditors beginning the 40th day before Election Day. Residents have increasingly opted for

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