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  • Gunshot victim found dead BLOOMFIELD — A man was found dead of a gunshot wound in rural Wapello County. However, no further danger related to the shooting is expected. Though authorities aren't giving full details of the incident, a press release said at 1:21 a.m. Monday the

    July 21, 2014

  • NEST program educates parents OTTUMWA — With any new job, you typically go through a training period that prepares you for the future. The Wapello County Iowa State Extension Office is offering both first-time and experienced parents helpful training through its NEST program. NES

    July 21, 2014

  • 0722 OTT hottest day map Heat arrives, but won't linger OTTUMWA — As hot as Monday and Tuesday seem, it’s not really a surprise. This is July, after all. A heat advisory went into effect at noon Monday and will remain in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Forecasters think a front Tuesday night will bring much

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Witnesses: No tension between couple DAVENPORT — Two people who saw a murdered Wapello County woman with her husband the day before she died say they saw nothing unusual about the couple’s behavior. Seth Techel, 23, is on trial in Scott County, Davenport. He faces charges of first-degre

    July 21, 2014

  • Fundraiser for soldiers' families approaching

    CENTERVILLE — Justin Zaputil remembers when Master Sgt. Travis Riddick died. The common reactions didn’t feel right. Mourning and then moving on left something undone. It didn’t seem to accomplish what Zaputil and a handful of others wanted. It didn’

    July 21, 2014

  • 0722 Vintage car color photo -L -T Vintage cars bring fond memories OTTUMWA — The Bridge View Center parking lot has been filled with cars all week for the 4-H expo, but Saturday the lot was filled with 120 vintage cars for the Vintage Cruisers 17th Annual Car Show. President Steve Gruwell explained that the show is

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0720 OTT Cow pie bingo color photo -L Cow Pie Bingo, a unique fundraiser OTTUMWA — Bella the cow was a celebrity at the Wapello County 4-H Expo Saturday as Bingo players waited around the arena for her to pick a number. The Cow Pie Bingo is a tradition at the annual expo, where players purchase a number and await for the

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-H Expo growth is successful OTTUMWA — After a busy week spent with goats, cows, pigs and dogs, 4-H'ers and volunteers can rest easy until next year's Wapello County 4-H Expo. This year, the expo grew tremendously by adding a handful of new features from the photo booth to greet

    July 21, 2014

  • File.png Dangerous heat arrives

    OTTUMWA — A heat advisory goes into effect at noon. Daytime highs will be in the 90s Monday and Tuesday, with the heat index reaching above 100.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0719 OTT Celeb Show Color Photo Area businesses shine at Celebrity Beef Show

    OTTUMWA — Area representatives dressed as Toy Story’s Woody and Frozen’s Elsa Friday to raise money and awareness for Wapello County 4-H.The 2nd Annual Celebrity Beef Show gives representatives from local businesses the opportunity to try their hand

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

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