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Home Free Comes to BVC Next Week

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All-vocal country music group Home Free are bringing their Crazy(er) Life Tour to Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, IA on September 12 at 7:30pm....

JCHC Auxiliary Seeking Potential Scholarship Recipients

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Jefferson County Health Center Auxiliary (JCHC Auxiliary) announced that it is once again looking to award four $1,000 scholarships to returning college students who...

Body of Missing Des Moines River Swimmer Found Near Ottumwa

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Authorities recovered the body of a man who went missing while swimming in the Des Moines River in Ottumwa. The Wapello County Sheriff's Office says...

Agency Man Allegedly Smuggled Illegal Drugs in Work Desk

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An Agency man faces charges after illegal drugs were allegedly found in his desk at work. 36-year-old Jacob Phillips was charged with failure to affix...

European Corn Borer Field Day Set for July 17 near Ames

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A pest that most corn farmers haven’t had to worry about since the late 1990s appears to be making a comeback. European corn borer (ECB)...

Police: Ottumwa Man Performed Sex Act on 7-Year-Old

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An Ottumwa man was recently arrested for allegedly committing illicit activities with a child a few years ago. 33-year-old Cory Wiseman was charged with second-degree...

OPD: Keosauqua Man Drives Intoxicated with Small Child

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A Keosauqua man was allegedly driving while intoxicated with his child in his lap. 48-year-old Jeremy Handy was charged with Neglect of a Dependant Person,...

OPD: Woman Hides Drugs from Police During Search

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An Ottumwa woman faces charges after police say she unsuccessfully hid drugs during a traffic stop. 41-year-old Katie Campbell faces charges of Possession with Intent...

OPD: Two Guns Found in Felon’s Possession after Search

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A convicted felon allegedly has possession of two loaded guns. 31-year-old Ryan Feehan of Ottumwa was charged with two counts for Possession of Firearm by...

Ottumwa Man Charged After Drug Search

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An Ottumwa man was searched by police and charged with seven counts of drug possession. 40-year-old Shawn Nickerson was charged with Possession with Intent to...