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OTTUMWA — Local police said the husband of an Ottumwa woman found dead over the weekend has turned himself in and has been charged with first-degree murder.

OTTUMWA — Wapello County information technology director Paul Culver took a trip down memory lane.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a convicted man's request for a new trial in the 2018 killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, whose body was found in a cornfield weeks after she disappeared while out for a run near her small hometown.


OTTUMWA — Due to a large water main break on Church Street, a major portion of the south side of Ottumwa is under a boil order.

OTTUMWA — It appears Ottumwa is ready to begin the process of renovating what city director of community development Zach Simonson called "an excellent resource for the community."

ELDON — Cardinal Schools is gaining a new program when the 2021-22 school year kicks off this month.

DES MOINES — After his federal lawsuit was revived by an appeals court last week, the Marion County man accused, but acquitted, of killing his mother has dismissed claims against his father.

CLIVE — Two Ottumwa convenience stores were among the top 10 retailers in the state when it came to sales of lottery tickets, the Iowa Lottery said in its record-breaking fiscal year 2021 report Wednesday.

OTTUMWA — Concerns about road conditions just north of the railroad tracks on 87th Street were brought to the Wapello County Board of Supervisors during Tuesday's meeting at the courthouse.

OTTUMWA — Dirt flew Tuesday morning as the Ottumwa Community School District and Indian Hills Community College celebrated the start of the district’s new construction trades program house.

BLOOMFIELD — Back in the day, Iowa was one of the nation's top coal mining states. The last one closed in the '90s, but the abandoned mines are scattered about the state.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors will determine Tuesday whether to end a lease agreement with the Iowa Department of Human Services' Division of Adult, Children and Family services for a part of a building located on Main Street.

ALBIA — The Monroe County Attorney has filed felony charges against a woman accused of stealing more than $80,000 from a local agricultural extension office.

OTTUMWA — Parts of the Indian Hills Advanced Technology Center were taken over by elementary-aged girls for two days this week.

ST. LOUIS — A federal lawsuit filed by the man held civilly liable for his mother's murder, but found not guilty of first-degree murder, has new life.

There’s a variety of events throughout the area this weekend, with many of them being held in the outdoors to enjoy the sunny summer forecast. Here’s a look at what’s going on:

OTTUMWA — Despite issues with pavers settling in the Ottumwa Main Street downtown streetscape, the council approved releasing final payment to the contractor that did the work.

OTTUMWA — With Councilman Skip Stevens's resignation, the Ottumwa City Council determined the process they'll use to fill his seat.

AMES — The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences dean's list honors students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the spring semester of 2021.

OTTUMWA — With a multitude of facilities projects on its slate this summer, the Ottumwa Community School District plans on having its buildings ready for the start of school next fall.

CHILLICOTHE — Responding to a complaint received just before noon today, DNR staff found black water entering South Avery Creek about one mile southwest of Chillicothe in Wapello County.

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