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Car rolls on gravel road

OTTUMWA - A single-vehicle accident south of Ottumwa Friday afternoon resulted in minor injuries to the occupants of a sport utility vehicle, according to Wapello County officials. Wapello County Rural Fire Department and the Wapello County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident south of Ott

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-03-23 20:28:00

Firefighters battle cancer in sauna

OTTUMWA - It took a while, but Ottumwa firefighters finally have their detoxification sauna. "There's such a high demand for it because of how popular they're getting," said Firefighter Derek Fye who led the charge to arm the station with the cancer-fighting equipment. The sauna is made of toxin-fre

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-03-23 17:47:00

Semi overturns on highway, stalls traffic

BATAVIA - A semi overturned on Highway 34 Wednesday night west of Batavia, blocking the road for about 90 minutes. According to a news release from the Wapello County Sheriff's Office, driver Everett James Torpen Overton of Rockford, Illinois, was ... BATAVIA - A semi overturned on Highway 34 Wednes

VILLAGESOUP.COM - 2018-03-22 17:08:21

Robbery defendants plead not guilty

OTTUMWA - Two men accused of robbing an Ottumwa gas station have pleaded not guilty. The Wapello County Sheriff's Department says Jacob Bonner, 18, and Gabriel Clarkson, 18, both of Eldon, entered the BP gas station south of Ottumwa just after 1 a.m. March 20 and pointed a handgun at the employee on

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-03-22 14:14:00

City audit identifies improper purchases, undeposited funds

RICHLAND, Iowa (AP) - The state auditor's office says it's identified nearly $58,000 in improper disbursements and undeposited collections in a special investigation requested by city of Richland officials. The auditor's office said in a news release Friday that the city had concerns about credit ca

SEATTLE TIMES - 2018-03-23 14:30:48

Enslaved by deceit, greed - or drugs

OTTUMWA -You may think slavery is long gone from Iowa. Ruth Buckels says you're wrong, and there's a chance someone you know is involved. An activist who works with foster kids and state human trafficking organizations, Buckels is willing to fight to pull kids and adults out of the life that may fee

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-03-24 00:39:00

Fairfield resident educates on bottle history

BENTONSPORT -- Mike Burggraaf will take his historic bottle presentation to Bentonsport on April 8. Burggraaf has written three books on bottles, bottle making and the histories of bottles. His latest work was on liquor bottles, and the saloon and liquor trade prior to the prohibition. He said they


Suspects plead not guilty to Ottumwa robbery

OTTUMWA - Eldon residents Jacob Bonner and Gabriel Clarkson have both pleaded not guilty to a charge of robbery, according to Iowa Courts Online. The pair were arrested Tuesday morning and charged with robbing the BP Gas Station south of Ottumwa. ... OTTUMWA - Eldon residents Jacob Bonner and Gabrie

VILLAGESOUP.COM - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Fire chief brags on department's accomplishments

OTTUMWA - The annual report for Ottumwa Fire Department is usually only one page, but this year Ottumwa Fire Chief Tony Miller decided "We're going to doctor things up." The 2017 report is a 19-page booklet. "So much of what is done on a daily basis goes unnoticed by the public unless they have an e

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-03-22 16:06:00

Hillsboro man arrested during traffic stop on drug charges

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (KWQC) - One man is in custody after a K-9 unit alerted police of possible narcotics during a traffic stop. On Wednesday, March 14 at approximately 10:16 p.m. a traffic stop was performed by a Henry County Sheriff's Deputy. The driver, identified as Jacob Fett of Hillsboro was


Fairfield student wins writing award

IOWA CITY - The Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa has announced Fairfield High School student Emma Carlson is a regional award recipient of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Presented by the nonprofit organization, the Alliance for ... IOWA CITY - The Belin-Blank Center at the Uni


OHS, Fairfield boys open outdoor track and field season at Roth Relays

The Ottumwa High School 4x400 team of Caleb Barndt, Aytonn Bar-Shimon, Gatlin Menninga and Austin Casillas after winning the event during Thursday's Steve Roth Relays at Washington High School. Casillas rallied the Bulldogs on the anchor leg of the event, winning with a time of 3 minute, 35.32 secon

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-03-23 02:51:00

Autumn Heights needs a new director

The low-income apartment complex will be without an administrator, and the board that appoints one is struggling to hold a meeting Autumn Heights Executive Director Amy Holtkamp had her last day in the office Wednesday, about three months after the last day listed on her original resignation notice.


Kephart set as next Sigourney Police Chief

As Allan Glandon readies to retire in the late summer, Aaron Kephart prepares to take on the badge as Sigourney Police Chief after years of service in the department. Kephart, a graduate of Pekin High School, joined the Sigourney Police Department in October of 2010 as a reserve officer before wor


Knoxville Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

A traffic stop led to a Knoxville woman's arrest Saturday on multiple drug charges. According to court documents, Knoxville police stopped Jenny Frost, age 40, and after identifying the odor of marijuana coming from the car, Frost was placed under arrest. A subsequent search of Frost revealed a tin


Police: Marijuana products, other drugs found in man's car

Iowa City Police have charged a Cedar Rapids man after finding a variety of drugs and selling materials in his car. At 2:23 a.m. Tuesday, police arrested Darian Gossett, 21, on Highway 218. He was initially pulled over for speeding, the complaint said. When police searched his vehicle, they found mo


Mystic man arrested on two warrants

MYSTIC - A three-hour standoff resulted in the arrest of a wanted Mystic man Friday. The standoff began after deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 817 W. Green St. at approximately 8:08 p.m. Friday. Deputies observed a male outside the residence when they arrived. A press rel


Ottumwa place makes a top 10 burger

OTTUMWA - Morgan's Corner may look like a neighborhood bar and grill; but locals who know beef say it has one of the best burgers in the state of Iowa. Iowans nominated more than 700 burger joints from February 12 - March 12. Nominations were accepted online by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the


Police chase leads to crash; several taken to hospital

East Peoria and Peoria police chase a stolen car before it crashes late Sunday night. East Peoria officers were responding to another traffic stop when they apparently spotted the stolen car. Witnesses tell the Peoria Journal Star that a high speed chase across the river into Peoria followed. IDO


Burlington man charged with attempted murder

A Burlington man was charged Tuesday in Des Moines County District Court with attempted murder in connection with shots being fired at a group of people last November on South Hill. Addarryl Akeem Harris, 29, 725 Lewis St., was returned to Burlington late Monday after Des Moines County sheriff's dep