A man accused of stealing his own semi from a repair shop in southeast Iowa has been arrested and charged in connection with the case. Charlie Shanebrook is charged with First degree theft and is being held in ...

An investigation continues into a fire that occurred over the weekend at Schafer Stadium. The fire was reported to the Ottumwa Fire Department shortly after 6:00 a.m.  The fire occurred at the concession stand ...

Ottumwa Fire Chief Tony Miller said today that Ottumwa’s new one-million dollar fire truck will probably NOT be delivered until January 2015. The truck is an aerial vehicle that will reach the top of Ottumwa’s ...

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has filed a number of charges against Tyler Craig Lind, 28 years old, of Batavia.  On November 23, 2014 a Deputy Justin Smith responded to a complaint of someone spotlighting ...

Ottumwa Police responded to a 911 call from John Deere Ottumwa Works this Morning around 6:25 AM. A victim, apparently shot in the head on Madison Avenue, was brought to the John Deere Ottumwa Works, then taken to ...

At approximately 7:16 a.m., Monday August 11th, 2014 the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a death at 529 W. Elm St., Eldon, Iowa which is the Main Street Bait Shop in Eldon.  A male who was ...

Ottumwa Transit Director Dave Silverio notes that the transit system has a new, smaller, red, white, and blue bus that is being used for some “off peak” transit services on Ottumwa’s fixed routes. Silverio ...

(Update) –  Jefferson County Iowa – At approximately 9:15 this morning, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office took Tyler Lind into custody.  He is no longer at large and there is no ...

An 18year old teen is hospitalized at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City following a hit and run accident Saturday night. Ottumwa Police Chief Tom McAndrew says shortly before midnight Saturday night ...

(Radio Iowa) - November 21, 2014 By Pat Curtis The Vision Iowa Board on Thursday awarded grants to a couple of big projects in Ottumwa and Washington. The board is providing a $125,000 Community Attraction and ...

The Pickwick School Building in Ottumwa is set for demolition in the future, perhaps next Spring, while the fate of the Old Walsh Building on McCarroll Drive is less certain. Superintendent of the Ottumwa Community ...

A change for Commercial Contractors who remove trees and other Green Materials  for Ottumwa Residents. Ottumwa City Council Member Matt Dalbey said that in the future, there will be a tipping fee at the ...

A Fairfield woman who was involved in a hit and run accident in Fairfield in October has been charged with Leaving the Scene of an accident resulting in an injury. On October ...

November 19, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The City of Ottumwa will be opening the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Jefferson Street to regular traffic on Thursday, November 20.     There will a ...

The Director of the Ottumwa Public Library is reminding the Public that you can exchange canned goods or dry packaged food for overdue book fines at the Ottumwa Public Library, now through November 29th. Sonja ...

The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office may soon join the electronic age of the 21st Century, when Sheriff’s vehicles become equipped with computers. Wapello County Sheriff Mark Miller said today that, through the ...

The Ottumwa Police Department had a record attendance at the Nightmare on Third Street Haunted House this year.  A total of 3,155 people went through the haunted house raising $19,160.    Proceeds from the ...

Plans to construct a senior housing complex in Ottumwa is one step closer to reality following action taken by the Ottumwa City CouncilTuesday night. Under the consent agenda, the council approved a resolution of ...

On Sunday, November 16th, 2014, officers responded to a medical call for service at the Bp service station located at 533 N. Jefferson in Ottumwa.  Upon arrival, officers identified a male victim, Kelwin Dawley, ...

By order of the Secretary of Defense, the 294th Area Support Medical Company, Iowa Army National Guard based in Washington, Iowa has been notified of a pending mobilization in support of Operation United ...

November 14, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  Ottumwa Water and Hydro is coordinating a drawdown in the Des Moines River with the Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Red Rock.  The river drawdown is necessary to ...

The deaths of two Fairfield residents is under investigation by the Fairfield Police Department. Sunday morning authorities were summoned to the Super 8 Motel after two people were found unconscious and later ...

The death of a southeast Iowa infant is being called suspicious. Des Moines county officials say 22 day old Carter J. Payne died over the past weekend at a rural home. The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Department ...

November 13, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa – With the first measurable snow in the forecast, Ottumwa residents are being reminded about how City snow removal affects traffic and parking in the community.   The ...

A 29 year old Ottumwa woman charged with Willful Injury following an incident last year has entered a plea of guilty. On November 6th of last year Ashley Nicole Weir was arrested after she reportedly stabbed her ...