Cat foils his own rescue

Ottumwa firefighters got some practice in rappelling Wednesday night. A cat was stuck on the construction berm for the Market Street Bridge project. The berm has been surrounded by water for several days as river ...

Driver charged in fatal January crash

An January fatal accident in Davis County has led to charges filed against the driver. According to online court records, Rocky Lee, 19 has been charged with one count of Homicide by Vehicle, and two counts of ...

Volunteers prepping for Race for the Cure return

After a year’s absence, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure returns to Ottumwa next Saturday May 9th in Ottumwa Park. Gayla Harrison a spokesperson for the race says a declining number of volunteers was the ...

Another City Council Member is advocating for a specific use for the additional revenue the City of Ottumwa will receive from the 10 cent per gallon gasoline tax increase. Ottumwa is likely to receive an additional ...

Ottumwa’s Polar Plung raised over $19,000

Ottumwa’s First Annual Polar Plunge for the benefit of Special Olympics was a great success, according to results released by Special Olympics Iowa today. Officials note that here in Ottumwa, some 115 ...

Stevens talks Market Street Bridge

The date for the re-opening of the Market Street Bridge is still uncertain, according to City Council Member Skip Stevens. Stevens said that it appears the grand re-opening of the bridge may fall in August of this ...

City hall to upgrade GO-TV equipment

After years of dealing with old worn out audio and video equipment at City Hall, new equipment has been ordered to improve the broadcasts of City Council Meetings and Work Sessions of the Council. City Council ...

Main Street Ottumwa will be hosting its seventh annual Up Stairs Downtown tour on Saturday, May 2nd from 10 am to 3 pm. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased in advance at the Hotel Ottumwa, 107 E Second, or at ...

On Monday, April 27, 2015 at approximately 10:07 AM officers of the Fairfield police department  ...

Ottumwa Public Works Director Larry Seals said today that the Wildwood Park Bridge has been re-opened to traffic, and temporary repairs to the bridge have been made. Seals said that it was necessary to make ...

Lake Church Street

A major water main break on Church Street in the construction area near Richmond Avenue Saturday caused a significant water issue for the Ottumwa Water Works and the City’s Public Works. Public Works Director ...

Preparations are underway for a major street project on Quincy Avenue, from Albia Road to Highway 34, to begin in about a month’s time. Ottumwa Public Works Director Larry Seals said today on the KBIZ Dialogue ...

Follow-up: Police say nobody shot during Saturday incident

Ottumwa police officers are now saying that nobody was shot during a confrontation Saturday Morning on Van Buren Avenue in Ottumwa. Police responded at 5:48 AM Saturday morning to 114 S. Van Buren Avenue on reports ...

Ottumwa Police seize drugs

On Friday, April 25, 2015, Ottumwa Police officers responded to 512 N. Green Street, Apartment #2, on a report of an odor of marijuana emitting from the residence. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the ...

Lt. Jason Bell with the Ottumwa Police Department has confirmed that a bag with two guns in it was recovered in Wildwood Park on Sunday. A .22 rifle styled as an assault rifle, and a .243 rifle were both recovered ...

Jaws of life used to free motorist

A car accident at the intersection of Highway 34/63 and Roemer Ave Monday afternoon had traffic tied up for at least an hour. Crews were called to the scene at around 12:45 Monday afternoon. Officers told KBIZ at ...

Governor Jindal visits with Ottumwa voters

As election season grows near, Ottumwa has began to see additional visits by Presidential candidates to our area. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal marks the second visit in just three days by potential Republican ...

Shooting on Van Buren Ave in Ottumwa

Police responded to a shooting this morning on Van Buren Avenue  on Ottumwa’s east side. We don’t have many details at this time, but what we do know is that a person was shot in the arm at around 5:45 ...

The Market on Main held their grand reopening on Friday night to coincide with the “Ladies Night Out” event in downtown Ottumwa. Market on Main’s Interim Executive Director Melissa Little told ...

Join the American Gothic House Center for a special presentation by Joni Kinsey, professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa, on Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at the American Gothic House. ...

Tenco receives $25,000 grant

Tenco has received a $25,000 grant from the John Deere Foundation to assist in the construction of a 4-bay hydroponic greenhouse (88’ x 128’) in Wapello County. “We deeply appreciate this,” stated Tenco ...

Mediacom expanding TV lineup

Mediacom continues to expand viewing choices for subscribers of cable television with its announcement this week that DIY Network and the Cooking Channel will be added to the lineup May 1. The new channels feature a ...

Fire Chief provides clarification on OHS Fire

Ottumwa Fire Chief Tony Miller provided some clarification on two recent issues making the news in Ottumwa. When asked WHY the name of the 15 year old Ottumwa High School Student charged with Arson in connection ...

Market on Main set to reopen

After being closed for several weeks, Market on Main will reopen Saturday, with a new leader and a new look. On April 3rd, Brad Little, Executive Director of the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation, announced that ...

Make Ottumwa Shine zones going quick

About half of the areas needing adoption for clean up for the City’s “Make Ottumwa Shine Week” have been spoken for by volunteers, according to Jody Gates of the Health and Inspections Department. ...