A two and a half hour city council meeting ended last night with the passing of a much debated amendment to the city’s nuisance code. The council passed the amended ordinance 4-1, with only councilman ...

As expected, the Ottumwa city council last night approved a recommendation to award a contract to an Ottumwa contractor to rebuild the Central Addition Monument in Wayside Park. The city received one bid ...

A well know business icon in Ottumwa has died.  87 year old Jim Schwartz died Saturday. Schwartz and along with his family purchased the Hotel Ottumwa many years ago and turned it into a well know hotel and ...

A 30year old southeast Iowa man is facing numerous charges following a chase last Thursday night. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department says shortly before 10:00 p.m. it received a report of a vehicle ...

A single vehicle crash early Saturday morning killed a 23 year old Des Moines man.  The crash occurred on  highway 34 west of Albia. The Iowa State Patrol says Christopher Alexander driving westbound in a van ...

February 12, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  Monday, February 16th is the state and federal Washington’s Birthday/Presidents Day Holiday.   A number of City of Ottumwa offices and services are affected ...

The Iowa Department of Corrections officials say they weren’t trying to mislead the public when they refused to acknowledge for months that the price tag for the state’s faulty new prison had risen to ...

Police are looking for a white full size pickup truck tonight after a hit and run on Ottumwa’s North Side. The crash happened at around 5 P.M. at the corner of Ash and Grant near Wilson school. Initial ...

(Press Release) – OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College will hold an Engineering Visit Day on Saturday, Feb. 21.  The special day will allow those interested a chance to learn more about careers in ...

The prospect of closing two of the state’s four mental health institutes is terrifying according to a mental health professional from Cedar Rapids who testified before lawmakers in Des Moines. Kent Jackson ...

OTTUMWA — The Regional Economic Advancement team at Indian Hills Community College will be accepting nominations for the fourth annual Vision Awards through March 31. Vision Awards honor entrepreneurs from the ...

Construction of a flood wall around the Ottumwa Water and Hydro plant is expected to move forward following action taken by the city councilMonday afternoon. During a special meeting, the city council approved a ...

The fifth annual Ottumwa Citizens Police Academy began Monday night at the Wapello County Law Enforcement Center. Chief Tom McAndrew says that of the 60 applicants, 25 were selected to participate. This years ...

Authorities have tentatively identified the human remains found behind a grocery store in Burlington last month. The Burlington Police Department says an autopsy has determined bones found in late January possibly ...

A Long standing store in the Quincy Place Mall will be closing by the end of March. The Radio Shack store is slated to be closed by March 31st. On Saturday, Radioshack released a list of more than 1700 stores ...

Some scary moments Saturday night for a BNSF train crew. At around 9 P.M., the Ottumwa Fire Department was called to the scene of a pickup truck stuck on the railway tracks near the Ottumwa VFW hall. When they ...

There’s more bad news for the new 132-million dollar prison in Fort Madison. A number of legislators from the area say it will cost an additional 7-million dollars for repairs. Despite ribbon cutting ...

When the Ottumwa City Council meets for a special meeting Monday evening, it will consider a resolution rescinding a previous resolution and approving two change orders in connection with the city’s 2010 Flood ...

City leaders were on hand Thursday night to answer questions about an upcoming street project. The Iowa Avenue reconstruction is slated to begin on March 1st. Chad Carlson, with the cities engineering department, ...

Governor Branstad has ordered all flags to fly at half staff in honor of Centerville Assistant Fire Chief Michael Cooper. All flags are ordered to half staff between 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Monday. Cooper ...

Dustin McDanel, charged with the murder of Roger Wiseman JR., will not be appearing in court tomorrow, after all. His preliminary hearing, scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, has been waved by his court appointed ...

(Press Release) – An award ceremony to celebrate economic development & technology achievements in Bloomfield will be held next week. The event will declare Bloomfield’s Certified Connected Community ...

 February 5, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The City of Ottumwa Snow Emergency will be lifted, effective at 3 PM, Thursday, February 5, 2015.   On-street parking in the City will return to the regular, posted ...

The Emergency Response Team of the Ottumwa Police Department will be better equipped to handle certain situations following action taken by the Ottumwa City Council Tuesday. The council approved a recommendation ...

February 4, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The City of Ottumwa’s Snow Emergency Ordinance will be placed into effect at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.  Residents are reminded that while the ...