2/1/15 update: The firefighter has been identified as 37 year Centerville fire veteran Assistant Fire Chief Mike “Coop” Cooper. Services are pending. Original post: A firefighter in Centerville is dead today ...

That 1.9-billion dollar fertilizer plant in Lee county is expected to begin production later this year. In a project update released this week, Iowa Fertilizer Company says plant construction should be complete by ...

The Ottumwa man charged in connection with the death of another Ottumwa resident is is back in Ottumwa. Officials say Dustin McDanel is being held in the Wapello County Jail. McDanel is charged in connection with ...

The Iowa Supreme court will consider the case of a Fairfield man charged with Murder in the second degree.  Tyler Webster was convicted after a jury trial in 2013.  He is charged in connection with the death of ...

An Albia man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for assisting Dustin McDanel in fleeing Iowa. The Ottumwa Police Department says that Devin Ciska, 21 of Albia was arrested and charged with Accessory After the Face, an ...

Updated 1/27/15 The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner has identified the two victims of the double homicide in Osceola.  They are: Erick Reyna, 22, of Osceola, Iowa, and Noe Flores Rascon, 27, of Osceola, ...

A single car crash in Davis County early Saturday morning killed one area teen and injured 4. The Iowa State Patrol says that Rocky Lee, 19 of Floris was driving his 2003 Ford F150 at a high rate of speed when he ...

McDanel captured

Update: 3:45 PM We’ve spoken with Ottumwa Police LT Jason Bell who gave us a few more details in today’s arrest of Dustin McDanel. Bell tells us that at this point, no other arrests have been made in ...

Burlington authorities are investigating the case of a body that was found Thursday morning in a sewer. Burlington Police say the body was reduced to sketetal remains indicating it had been in the sewer for a ...

A single vehicle crash involving a grain semi last night left one injured. The crash happened at the corner of Terminal Ave and Airport RD near the Ottumwa Regional Airport at round 7pm last night. The cause for the ...

There will be an emergency sewer repair taking place on Church Street, at the intersection with Sheridan.  Work is expected to begin on Monday, January 26th and with favorable conditions will be complete by the end ...

An Ottumwa man has won a $10,000 lottery prize. Ricky Kleinman claimed the seventh of 10 top prizes of $10,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s “10X” instant-scratch game. Kleinman claimed his prize ...

The cost of painting the Market Street Bridge the color Blue came up again Tuesday Night, with comments made by City Council Member Skip Stevens  toward City Council Member Bob Myers. Stevens addressed the cost of ...

Three southeast Iowa residents were injured following a three vehicle crash in Van Buren County. Officials say the crash occurred on Van Buren county road W40. 68 year old Margaret Huff of Keosauqua was southbound ...

The Ottumwa City Council, Tuesday evening, received a report from OTA director Dave Silverio. He told the council ridership was down since his last report. The lower numbers were attributed to the weather and the ...

OTTUMWA—The Ottumwa middle and high school jazz bands and show choirs will host Sweets and Sounds on Monday, January 26 at Bridge View Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and desserts will be served throughout ...

It appears 2015 will be another busy year when it comes to street construction. When the City Council meets in regular session tonight it will consider a resolution to award a contract for the Church Street ...

Chariton, IOWA – At approximately 10:00 PM, Robert Eugene Graham, 45, was taken into custody in Missouri.  Graham was taken into custody without incident at Poosey State Park in Livingston County by members of ...

The Ottumwa City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday night at 6:30 P.M., in the Council Chambers at Ottumwa City Hall. Just prior to the open meeting, the Council will meet at 5 P.M. in closed session in ...

Burlington, IOWA — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) continues its’ investigation into the January 6, 2015, shooting death of Autumn Steele. All individuals involved in the investigation have ...

{Press Release} At approximately 7:13 am, the Lucas County Dispatch Center received a 911 call in reference to a female being shot outside a residence.  Chariton Police officers responded to 1701 Court Avenue in ...

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board say mechanical failure was the cause of plane crash in Fairfield last summer that result in the death of the pilot. The crash occurred on June 22nd after ...

A two year old Appanoose County toddler was killed Monday afternoon following an accident in rural Appanoose County. The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Department says shortly before 2:30 p.m. Robert D. ...

The City’s new engineer says the city needs to be pro-active in developing a maintenance program to prevent further decline of the Beach Ottumwa. During a work session Monday afternoon at City Hall the city ...

An Iowa tradition started in 1979 will continue after a unanimous vote by the Republican Party of Iowa’s state central committee. The straw poll normally held in Ames was in jeopardy of being cancelled after ...