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The selection of a jury in the 2nd Robert Eugene Pilcher murder trial is expected to continue today in Wapello County District Court in Ottumwa. Pilcher is charged in connection with the death of Mary Jayne Jones ...

September 9 , 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The Ottumwa City Council approved new protocols, effective immediately,  for activation of the Ottumwa’s Outdoor Warning Sirens at their September 8th ...

The Ottumwa Police Department has announced that Trick or Treat Night is set for 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014. Parents are encouraged to dress their children in reflective clothing and consider ...

An Ottumwa man is listed in critical condition at University of Iowa Hospitals followwing an assault in Ottumwa early Sunday morning. Ottumwa Police say shortly before 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning  officers ...

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, the Ottumwa Fire Department responded to a house fire at 122 S. Fellows in Ottumwa.  The fire was suspicious in nature and an investigation was initiated.  As a result of the ...

SANDRA CHAMPOUX, 76 of Bettendorf and formerly of Ottumwa Graveside services  and burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Visitation begins after 11 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with the ...

ROBERT “BOB” WARREN, 85 of rural Eldon Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hickory Grove Community Church.  Burial will be private. Visitation begins after 11 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with ...

The board of trustees of Hillcrest Family Services voted Aug. 28 to cease operation of Highland Place, its adult mental health residential care facility near Ottumwa, Iowa, effective Oct. 31. The decision came after ...

Ottumwa, IA, September 2, 2014 – Leila Disburg, Pastor of Willard Street United Methodist Church, has been named the first recipient of the Andy Hansen Legacy Scholarship for Ottumwa Leadership Academy. “I ...

(Ottumwa)— A 42 year old Ottumwa is facing charges following his arrested  by Ottumwa Police. Billy Ray Snow has been charged with Trespassing after he was discoveredTuesday in the basement of a home ...

(Update) – An investigation into an early morning house fire in Ottumwa is under way. Shortly before 5:30 Wednesday morning firemen were called to a house fire at 1921 East Main Street.  When firemen ...

FPD officials are updating information about the suspicious death investigation on 08/31/2014 at 1200 S. Main. The deceased has been identified as Christopher Freeman, date of birth of 08/21/1958, who shows an ...

Another pit bull incident was reported in Ottumwa over the past weekend. The Ottumwa Post is reporting the incident occurred Sunday afternoon at905 North Court after police received a report of a  disturbance ...

MARGE THOMAS, 75, of Ottumwa Graveside service & burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday (today) at Shaul Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

DIXIE THOMPSON, 74, of #2 Oak Ridge Rd. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home. Cremation will follow services. Inurnment will be in Shaul Cemetery. Visitation begins after 11 a.m. Wednesday ...

GOLDIE PORTER, 98, of Renton, Washington and formerly of Ottumwa. Per her wishes, her body has been cremated. Graveside services and inurnment will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 6th at Ottumwa Cemetery. ...

FPD officials are reporting the following. On 08/31/2014 at approximately 4:15 AM, Fairfield Police Dispatch received an emergency call from Burlington Northern – Santa Fe Railroad reporting a train had struck ...

On April 26, 2014, at approximately 9:22 p.m., the Ottumwa Police Department responded to South McDonald’s, located at 222 Richmond, Ottumwa, IA. Upon arrival, Cory Long and Brittany Songer reported to police ...

A house in Ottumwa was damaged following a fire  Tuesday evening.  The fire was reported at 122 Fellows. Fire Department officials say when firemen arrived on the scene flames were seen coming from several ...

JOYCE MASTERS, 75, of 740 Grace St. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday (today) at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.

MARY SHORT, 84, formerly of 205 Taft Ave. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday (today) at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society, P.O. Box 1149, ...

KEITH PICKRELL, 79, of 102 N. Johnson Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday (today) at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery w/ military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 of the American ...

BOB HAMMOND, 59, of 24291 136th St. Graveside services and burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Thompson Cemetery, west of Unionville, MO. Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday (today) at Reece Funeral Home with ...

ETHEL JERRED, 93, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 28th at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery. Visitation begins after 1 p.m. Wednesday (today) at the funeral home with ...

WILLIAM “Bill” Griffiths, 86, of 422 Forrest Ave. Graveside services and burial will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Ottumwa Cemetery. Military services will be conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post 775 Veterans of Foreign ...