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Ottumwa raids were just tip of investigation
While three offices, the sheriff’s departments from Wapello and Jefferson counties and the Iowa State Patrol, were in marked vehicles during the raids, the list of agencies involved in the overall investigation is considerably larger. Perhaps most notable is the inclusion of the Federal Bureau of In
Jefferson County promoting 'Protect Your Groundwater Day' - Fairfield Ledger
Protect Your Groundwater Day (#PYGWD) is an annual observance established to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of ...
OPD responds to T-bone crash
OTTUMWA, Iowa —Two drivers walked away from a serious crash in Ottumwa Friday.Around 1 p.m., Ottumwa first responders were called to the intersection of BUS 63 and Woodland Avenue where two vehicles collided.Investigators at the scene tell KTVO the driver of a Buick SUV was traveling south on 63 whe
Public Meetings - Fairfield Ledger
MONDAYJefferson County Board of Supervisors --Jefferson County Courthouse first-floor meeting room,9 a.m.:acknowledge minutes; meet with county engineer; discuss costs to resurface various paved county roads; discuss and consider reinstatement of Bill Slaney Construction disposal system contractor’s
Senior meals; Fairfield school summer meals - Fairfield Ledger
Fairfield, Lockridge congregate mealsCongregate meals are served at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Fairfield Senior Citizen Center and at noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Lockridge Senior Center.The menu for the coming week is:...
Authorities raid two Ottumwa homes
OTTUMWA — A multi-agency operation in Ottumwa raided at least two locations Thursday morning.Sheriff’s deputies with Wapello and Jefferson counties were at 305 Chester Ave., while deputies and Iowa State Patrol officers were at 1258 N. Elm St. Both locations appeared to be being searched.Authorities
Wisconsin Wins 7-4 in Burlington
BURLINGTON, IA - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers salvaged the final game of their three-game series against the Burlington Bees at Community Field with a 7-4 win.Tristen Lutzwent 3-for-3 with two doubles, three runs scored, and three RBI to pace the attack.KJ Harrisonadded three RBI for the victors.Wi
Three new officers sworn in - By Andy Hallman, Ledger news editor
The new officers are William Riegel, Trent Armstrong and Nelson Torres Rodriguez. After being sworn in by Mayor Pro Tempore Michael Halley, the officers told ...
OPD: 2 search warrants not connected to shooting
OTTUMWA, Iowa —Southeast Iowa authorities executed two search warrants Thursday morning.Ottumwa police officers and Wapello County deputies searched a residence behind McDonalds on Ottumwa's south side around 7 a.m. Thursday.Around the same time, Ottumwa officers and troopers with the Iowa State Pat
Water Summary Update: Dry July for parts of Iowa - Fairfield Ledger
DES MOINES — Parts of Iowa experienced a very dry July, according to the latest Water Summary Update.Temperatures across the state were generally near normal, with an average statewide temperature of 73.1 degrees. That’s about a half a degree cooler ...
Police Seeking Information After Ottumwa Man Shot in Chest
OTTUMWA, Iowa – Police in Ottumwa are asking for the public’s help after a man was shot in the chest early Thursday morning.Officers were called to a home in the 1000 block of W. 2nd St. at 1:12 a.m. on a report that a man had been shot with a handgun. When they arrived, they found 61-year-old Clif
Fairfield middle school cross country announced - By Justin Webster
The Fairfield middle school cross country team will begin practice on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 3:40 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.Runners should meet at the back of the school on the basketball court and Coach Diers will hand out schedules and calendars that week....
Newspaper editorials across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on press - Fairfield Ledger
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as enemies of the American people.
Name released of man arrested for threatening baseball bat assault
OTTUMWA, Iowa —KTVO has now learned the name and charges of a man that was arrested with a baseball bat on Monday.Richard Allan Landouceur drove a white SUV to a residence on the corner of Madison Ave. and Ellis St. just before 11 a.m. on Monday.According to online court records, Landouceur parked a
Police investigating Thursday morning shooting
A 911 call at 1:12 a.m. reported a man had been shot with a handgun. Police responded to 1029 W. Second St., where they found the resident, Clifford William Collett, Sr., 61, with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Competency of SE Iowa murder suspect in question
WASHINGTON, Iowa —The competency of a southeast Iowa man accused of killing his roommate is in question.Clarence Pedersenis facing a First-Degree Murder charge in the death of Ed Jones.On Wednesday, Pedersen's defense made a motion asking to determine if Pedersen is competent to stand trial.The onli
Area residents win awards at Iowa State Fair - Fairfield Ledger
Area residents continue to bring home awards and recognitions from the 2018 Iowa State Fair.Midwest dairies faced off in the Milking Shorthorn Dairy Cattle show judged Aug. 9 at the State Fair. Royalview Farm in Keosauqua earned several awards: ...
Yard and Garden: When potatoes have skin problems - Fairfield Ledger
AMES -- The potato is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world. The edible part is the underground swollen stem known as a tuber – which varies in size, shape, color, storability and culinary uses according to cultivar.
Local officers tell their stories of Ottumwa shootout
Davis County dispatcher Jenny Davidson was monitoring radio traffic Aug. 3 when she suddenly heard the Ottumwa Police Department calling for all available units. The Davis County Sheriff’s Department and the Bloomfield Police Department immediately responded.The call that came in at 1:54 p.m., accor
4 arrested after disturbance on J Street involving 40-50 people
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --Four people have been arrested after a disturbance involving 40 to 50 people at 3000 J Street SW on Monday.Authorities responded to the call around 5:30 p.m. and the first officer on scene tried to separate two people who were actively fighting.The first officer on th