LOCAL NEWS

Ottumwa sewer repair

A traffic note for Ottumwa: the 600 block of Boone Street between Weller and Hancock will be closed starting Thursday (7/11) for sewer repair. Drivers will need to use alternate routes….and access to local residents…
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Woman accused of threatening to kill Jasper County Deputy

A woman from Colfax is in hot water for what she allegedly said to a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy as he was taking her to jail.  Around noon on July 3, a Deputy was called…
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Attempted murder in Agency

He tried to kill his father.  A man from Agency is in custody after a shooting Monday night (7/9) in Agency.  The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says it was called around 9:45pm about a man…
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Thomas murder trial delayed

An Ottumwa woman accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter is having her murder trial pushed back. 23-year-old Kelsie Thomas is charged with first degree murder in the death of 5-year-old Cloe Chandler last July.  Thomas…
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Work release inmate at large

Wapello County law enforcement is looking for an inmate who was on work release and didn’t come back.  32-year-old Aidan Alan Edward Miller was supposed to return to the Ottumwa Residential Facility on Wednesday (7/3). …
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Sigourney turns 175

Sigourney is celebrating a birthday.  The city turns 175 years old on Friday (7/5), but the celebration is starting Wednesday night (7/3) and will be combined with Independence Day celebrations.  Julie Tremmel, a member of…
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Klobuchar campaigns in Oskaloosa and Ottumwa

Democratic Presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar brought her campaign to Oskaloosa and Ottumwa Tuesday (7/2).  The Minnesota US Senator says one issue she wants to tackle is high prescription drug prices. Klobuchar says one way to…
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Mahaska County fatal head-on crash

Two people are dead after a pickup collided head-on with a semi Monday morning (7/1) near Rose Hill.  According to the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called around 10:15am to an accident on Highway…
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Mahaska County Board discusses appropriate pay

A question about appropriate pay for Mahaska County employees got most of the attention at Monday’s (7/1) Mahaska County Board meeting.  The Board voted to hire a Davenport-based consulting firm to determine what County employees…
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Kayaker's body found

The body of a missing kayaker was found Monday afternoon (7/1).  Washington County law enforcement says 52-year-old David Woodson of Brighton was found around 4:40pm Monday.  He had been missing since Saturday evening (6/29) when…
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