A 44 year old Van Buren County man is facing charges of attempted murder following an incident in Bonaparte earlier this month. Facing charges is Dimetrious Royal of Bonaparte.  Court records show that Royal ...

A major milestone will be observed in Ottumwa this weekend.  This year the Congregation of the Humility of Mary will celebrate 150 years of presence and service in the United States. The theme “Celebrate the ...

Add another title to city employee Jody Gates.  During last night’s meeting, the City Council approved a recommendation to appoint Gates to the position of Director of Planning and Development effective June 3rd. ...

A 17 year old Ottumwa teen charged with molesting a toddler has entered a plea of not guilty. Kraigen Grooms was arrested on the charge in March after he allegedly filmed himself molesting a toddler.  Authorities ...

(Eldon)— The Cardinal school district is ending the school year with a bang. The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation has presented the school district with a grant totaling 470-thousand dollars. That funding ...

The Area 15 Regional Planning Commission in Ottumwa has been awarded federal funds. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin has announced that three Iowa Councils of Government have been awarded a total of 183-thousand dollars to ...

City crews have begun the process of converting one streets to two way streets in the central businesses district. A check at noon today shows two way traffic on Second Street from Jefferson Street to ...

(Ottumwa)— When the Ottumwa City Council meets in regular session Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the council chamber of City Hall, The council will hold a public hearing on plans, specification, form of ...

(Ottumwa) – Motorists are advised that beginning the week of May 19th, Main and Second Streets (from Jefferson to Kitterman) will be converted to two-way traffic. The conversion is expected to begin on Monday ...

(Fairfield) – On 05/14/2014, Fairfield Police Department officers executed a search warrant at 409 E. Hempstead Avenue. A large grow operation was located inside the residence and over 100 plants, suspected to ...

An Ottumwa couple says the cheeseburger they received from a fast food restaurant in Ottumwa had marijuana on it. Lt. Jason Bell from the Ottumwa Police Department says he has seen a lot of stuff, but never ...

Fairfield Police have now identified the individual that was taken against their will following an incident on Monday in Fairfield. The victim is identified as 18 year old Zachary Rainbolt.  Police reported ...

Some changes could be coming to the guidelines to activate the City’s outdoor warning system. During a work session of the Ottumwa City Council late Monday afternoon, Josh Stevens Wapello County Emergency ...

A decision on whether to paint a larger area of the Market Street Bridge will not be made until a special council meeting is held late Wednesday afternoon. During a special meeting, Monday afternoon the ...

Three residents from Bloomfield are facing charges following their arrest in Fairfield Monday. Cpt. David Thomas from the Fairfield Police Department says officers received several reports that a subject had ...

(Ottumwa) – May 12, 2014 – The third annual Pages for Pennies Book Sale will offer thousands of books and other items for sale May 16-18 at Bridge View Center. The new wrinkle this year is a brand-new ...

Mother’s Day activities were interrupted Sunday afternoon after a line of thunderstorms moved through the area. The severe storms began moving through shortly after 1:00 p.m.  At the time of the storms much of ...

(Ottumwa) – Officials at Ottumwa Regional Health Center announced today that Penn Place Retirement Center, including Sylvan Woods and The Haven, has been sold to Prairie Hills effective May 31, 2014. Going ...

On April 24, 2014 members of the Ottumwa Police Department arrested and charged Marquise LaMar Benson, age 27 and Tonya Donlynn Bosley age 38, both of 526 South Ward Street, Ottumwa, with two counts of False ...

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, officers from the Wapello County Sheriff’s Department, Ottumwa Police Department Emergency Response Team, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Iowa Department of Public Safety ...

Motorists are advised that Main Street and Second Street in downtown Ottumwa will be changing over to two-way traffic later this month.   The conversion will happen in several steps. The week of May 19th,  Main ...

Southern Iowa business, community, health, and education leaders are invited to discuss their ideas for making their communities healthier and safer at a free lunch and forum on May 13 at Honey Creek Resort. ...

Epic Iowa Road Trip kicks off in Ottumwa

(Ottumwa)— Between 60 and 80 people were on hand this morning at Market on Main as the Iowa Tourism Industry kicked off it’s first ever Epic Iowa Road Trip. The event is being coordinated by the Central Iowa ...

A Red Cross volunteer worker from the Southern Prairie Chapter of the American Red Cross in Ottumwa is enroute to help tornado victims in the state of Kansas. Jannelle Schmid of Ottumwa left Thursday for Baxter ...

A southeast Iowa man was injured Wednesday morning shortly before 7:30 following a semi-van crash on Iowa highway 22 near Lone Tree. Authorities say a minivan driven by Trista D. Clark of Hills Iowa was ...