Ottumwa Fire Chief Tony Miller said today on the KBIZ Dialogue Program that the Ottumwa Fire Department is gathering information on fire and safety issues that may be present in the basement of Ottumwa City ...

FAIRfest announces lineup

Fairfest 2015 has announced part of their line up, a stunning mix of over 35 national, regional, and local bands will be showcased this year at FAIRfest ’15. The free three day festival in Fairfield, scheduled for ...

Severe Weather Awareness Week – Family preparedness

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service have declared this week to be Severe Weather Awareness Week.  This purpose of this week is to remind Iowan’s of the ...

Training exercies by the Ottumwa Police Department Wednesday had some people scared. Several concerned citizens emailed our tip line reporting that a situation may have been occuring at city hall, but Lt Chad ...

More information has been released in connection with a fatal crash that killed an Oskaloosa woman. Officials say the death of 45 year old Sallie West  has been ruled as an accidental death. West was found dead ...

Ottumwa Police Department releases 2014 annual report

The Ottumwa Police Department has released their 2014 annual report. Crime is down in Ottumwa says the report. It details the activities and accomplishments of the dedicated men and women who make up our department. ...

“Nightmare on Third Street” facing criticism

A popular Halloween Event for the last 10 years in the basement of the Ottumwa City Hall is under scrutiny for safety reasons. “Nightmare on 3rd Street”, sponsored by the Ottumwa Police Department and ...

The Centerville Police Department says that 28 year old Richard Todd Bratz and his mother, 47 year old Anna Maria Bratz were arrested following an investigation by Centerville Police. Richard Bratz is alleged to ...

Burn Ban in effect

The State Fire Marshall’s office has issued a burning ban for all of Wapello County, including the city of Ottumwa, effective at Noon on Tuesday, March 24th. Under the ban, all open burning is prohibited until ...

Reminisce Society talks trains

The Reminisce Society met Tuesday at the Ottumwa Public Library. Humanities Iowa speaker, Rudolph Daniels, presented the program, “Trains Across Iowa.” Rudy, dressed in a real Milwaukee road ...

Tenco banquet on Friday

The Tenco 50-year Kick-Off Banquet will be held at the Indian Hills Dining Room on the Ottumwa Main Campus, on Friday, March 27th. Festivities begin at 5:30 with a social, and the program begins at 6:00, with dinner ...

Tuesday rollover on highway 34

Some scary moments on Highway 34 east of Ottumwa Tuesday afternoon. The Wapello County Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a single vehicle rollover crash. Firefighters on the scene told KBIZ that no one was ...

Ottumwa Schools to host meet and greets for athletic director finalists

The Ottumwa Community Schools will host four separate opportunities for the public to meet the finalists for the athletic director position. The current director, Tom Kopatich, will retire from Ottumwa Schools at ...

Changes to water works disconnect notice

Ottumwa Water and Hydro customers are advised that effective April 1st, the Ottumwa Water Works will no longer deliver a yellow tag warning the customer of a pending water disconnection due to non-payment of their ...

Severe Weather Awareness Week – Severe Thunderstorms

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service have declared this week to be Severe Weather Awareness Week.  This purpose of this week is to remind Iowan’s of the ...

Severe Weather Awareness Week – Tornadoes

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service have declared this week to be Severe Weather Awareness Week.  This purpose of this week is to remind Iowan’s of the ...

Severe Weather Awareness Week – Warning Reception

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service have declared this week to be Severe Weather Awareness Week.  This purpose of this week is to remind Iowan’s of the ...

The Urban Lakes Trout Program is an effort to introduce trout fishing to more anglers across the state. The pond at the Greater Ottumwa Park will be stocked at 11:30 A.M., this Saturday, March 28th. These cool ...

Congratulations to the 2015 Ottumwa Area Heroes of the Heartland Honorees

Congratulations to the 2015 Ottumwa Area Heroes of the Heartland Honoree  Monday, March 23, 2015—The American Red Cross of Central Iowa is thrilled to announce the 2015 Heroes of the Heartland. These ...

The Ottumwa Fire Department was kept busy yesterday by numerous calls for grass and brush fires, as well as a head on collision at the intersection of Wildwood and Highway 34. Firefighters were searching for a ...

Severe Weather Awareness Week Flash Flooding

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service have declared this week to be Severe Weather Awareness Week.  This purpose of this week is to remind Iowan’s of the ...

Fire Chief Tony Miller talks fire safety, grass fires

Fire Departments across the region have been busy in the last few weeks. As temperatures rise, so does the danger for grass and brush fires, especially in rural areas. We spoke with Ottumwa’s Fire Chief Tony ...

Quiet zone issue continues

City Council Member Mitch Niner said today that the issue of establishing railroad crossing “quiet zones” in Ottumwa needs a lot more study by the City, and Public Input by Ottumwa Residents, before any major ...

American Gothic House Center to host Easter Egg Roll

The American Gothic House Center would like to invite the public to attend the Easter Egg Roll at “our White House” on Saturday, April 4th from 1 to 3 P.M. at the American Gothic House Center. The event ...

Severe weather awareness week starts monday

Next week is severe weather awareness week, join us all week as we discuss how to keep your family safe as we approach the storm season here in South East Iowa. On Monday we’ll talk about flash flooding, ...