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 ...

On a vote of 4 to 1 with councilman J.R. Richards voting no, the Ottumwa City Council last night approved the second reading of an that will prohibit parking vehicles of vehicles in front yards.  The ordinance ...

Voters in the Cardinal school district have in favor of a 5.3-million dollars bond issue. 66-percent of the voters who cast a ballot Tuesday approved the measure.  A 60-percent majority was needed. The funds will ...

February 2, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The public is invited to an informational meeting about the upcoming Iowa Avenue Reconstruction Project.  The meeting will be Thursday, February 5th at 5:30 PM at the ...

On Friday, the Iowa Department of Education released new data on student proficiency rates and growth to the public. This report, called the Attendance Center Rankings, fulfills a legislative requirement to develop ...

February 2, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  City of Ottumwa Public Works Crews will be picking up the high windrows of snow piled along the sidewalks in the central business district starting the evening of ...

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 ...