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According to Ottumwa Police, Maekele Hagos was assaulted outside of "The Elbow Room" during the early morning hours of Sunday, September 7. Hagos died of his injuries Friday morning. Kendrick Lee Jackson, age 30, has been charged with Murder in the Second Degree, a Class "B" Felony.
An Iowa man convicted of killing his pregnant wife was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after the victim's relatives called him a coward who betrayed and devastated their family. Relatives of Lisa Techel took turns tearfully confronting Seth Techel during a hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Albia, calling the 23-year-old former volunteer firefighter a cold-blooded killer who has put them through hell.
City officials are carefully monitoring the rising water level in the Des Moines River. Property owners in downtown Ottumwa and in other low-lying areas are being advised to deploy sewer backflow prevention at this time to prevent basement flooding.
As part of Fairfield's 175th birthday celebration, the Maasdam Barns Committee will host a bluegrass music concert and an outdoor square dance for the entire community Saturday, weather permitting, at the Maasdam Barns. From 2-4 p.m., there will be a free-will donation bluegrass concert.
The Ottumwa City Council has approved new protocols, effective immediately, for the activation of Ottumwa's Outdoor Warning Sirens. The outdoor sirens are intended to warn people outdoors of confirmed hazardous weather conditions.
The Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra, one of Iowa's premier jazz ensembles, will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. John Auditorium on the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa campus. Comprised of some of the finest jazz musicians in central Iowa, the Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra performs cool and mainstream jazz of the 1950s and 1960s.
When American journalist James Foley was brutally murdered by the Islamic militant group ISIL last month it caused a lot of journalists to stop and think about our mission.
Louden Depot Community Credit Union of Fairfield has gone into receivership, and most of its members and assets have been taken over by Community 1st Credit Union of Ottumwa. Community 1st announced the acquisition of Louden's assets in a press release today.
Under the baton of Robert McConnell, Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 64th season with two concerts of pops and light classical music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. For dinner and concert reservations in Burlington, call 319-752-4266 before Friday.
Just before 3 Sunday morning, the Ottumwa Police Department received a 911 call that reported a person was unconscious in front of a business on East Main Street. The victim was transported to Ottumwa Regional Heath Center and then to the University of Iowa Hospital via air ambulance and remains in critical condition.
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Updated: Fri Sep 12, 2014 01:30 pm
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