December 9, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The intersection at Quincy Avenue and Mowrey Avenue will be closed to all traffic beginning Wednesday, December 10th.     Motorists will need to take other routes ...

December 9, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The waters of the Des Moines River may briefly take on a yellow/green color Wednesday to help test the Ottumwa’s Water Pollution Control Facility’s ...

December 5, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  Nitrate levels in the Des Moines River presently exceed safety levels set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.)   The Ottumwa Water Works has ...

December 5, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa – Underground utility work by Alliant Energy, Mediacom Cable and Century Link continues in the alley south of 300 block of E. Main Street.   Contractor J&R  ...

An investigation is under way in Centerville to determine the cause of a fire that broke out shortly before 1:30 a.m. Saturdaymorning. The fire occurred at a building at the intersection of Main and Maple ...

The issue involving the Elbow Room in the 300 Block of East Main Street, and recent assaults and stabbings at the after hours drinking establishment has been resolved, at least temporarily, with the closure of the ...

December 3, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  Beginning on Monday, December 8th, Ottumwa Transit’s Commercial Route will service the K-Mart Store, Aspen Dental Office and the Ottumwa Regional Health Center ...

December 3, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The City of Ottumwa Planning and Development Department is accepting applications for property tax abatement under two different programs.  Both programs were designed ...

The search for a new executive director at Bridge View center is under way. Officials from VenuWorks, the company that operates Bridge View Center, has announced Larry Gawronski will be leavingOttumwa to take a ...

Plans for the Ottumwa City Council to discuss the Elbow Room in downtown Ottumwa did not take place during Tuesday’s city council meeting. Councilman J.R. Richards made a motion to turn the item over to the ...

OTTUMWA— The Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force will present an internet safety presentation to all Ottumwa parents and interested community members on Wednesday, December 10 in the Ottumwa ...

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 ...