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Bloomfield Man Arrested Following Attempted Burglary

A Bloomfield man stands accused of an attempted burglary that took place early in August. According to court documents, on August 8, 2021, 43 year...

Ottumwa Announces Primary Election for City Council, Mayor

With the deadline having passed for citizens to submit their paperwork to run for city council and mayor, the city of Ottumwa announced a...

Ottumwa Man Charged with Burglary, Assault, Child Endangerment

An Ottumwa man is accused of forcing his way into a residence, assaulting an occupant, and intentionally harming his child. 21-year-old Kaleb Sanders has been...

No Danger To Public Safety Following Acid Spill

Mahaska County emergency authorities have sounded the all clear following an acid spill at Ajinomoto. As a follow‐up to the release made at 12:00 am,...

Ottumwa Man Receives Federal Sentence After Authorities Recovered 33 Pounds of Meth

An Ottumwa man was sentenced to more than two decades in prison earlier this week in a federal court after being found in possession...

Chemical Spill Reported in Eddyville, Residents to Shelter in Place

UPDATE: Early Thursday morning, Wapello County Emergency Management Coordinator Tim Richmond said the threat is very minimal to residents in the area. The shelter...

OPD: Man Kicked Officer After Arrest

An Ottumwa man is accused of kicking an officer after his public intoxication arrest early Tuesday morning. 34-year-old Avy Sharry faces charges of assault on...

Serious Structure Fire Monday Morning

A structure fire at a residence off Jefferson has caused trouble for the renters. On Monday, August 23, 2021 at 5:03 A.M., the Ottumwa Fire...

Ottumwa Man Charged with Several Drug Offenses After Traffic Stop

An Ottumwa man faces several charges after authorities say drugs were found in his car after a traffic stop and he tried to bring...

Census Shows Increase In Ottumwa Population

Figures released from the 2020 Census show an increase in population for the City of Bridges. According to a press release, newly released census figures...