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Missing Person (Updated) Found

UPDATE: He has been located. Thank you. OTTUMWA, IA - On December 27, 2016, the Ottumwa Police Department was notified about a missing person who departed their home during the night. The missing person was identified as Audie Lee Templeton, age 31, of 218 N. Van Buren, Ottumwa. Templeton is described as

K-9 Police Officer Passes Away From Cancer

OTTUMWA (KYOU) - It is with heavy hearts that the Ottumwa Police Department announces the passing of Ottumwa Police Department K-9 “Sharek”. Sharek began his career with the department on October 26, 2009 and was assigned to K-9 handler Sergeant Cody McCoy.  Sergeant McCoy and Sharek have worked together on a

Truck crashes into Pella Wal Mart killing 3 people

By Jefferson Tyler, Multimedia Journalist PELLA, IA (KYOU) - Three people are dead and two injured as a truck crashes into the Pella Walmart.  Pella's community is reeling from the events. Slightly before 10 in the morning. A whirlwind of silver, smashed through the front door of the Walmart in Pella. Killing 3

Ottumwa teenager has passed away from shooting earlier this month

By Jefferson Tyler, Multimedia Journalist UPDATE: Wapello County Juror's Office charges Venhur Tsegay with first degree murder. Christian Madueno, 16, passed away this weekend from injuries sustained from a gun shot wound. Details on the story below. OTTUMWA, IA (KYOU) -A 16-year old is in critical condition at the University of Iowa Health

IHCC to vote on facility and technology improvements

NOVEMBER 29, 2016 OTTUMWA --- Registered voters in Indian Hills Community College’s 10-county district will go to the polls next Tuesday, Dec. 6, to decide the fate of a bond referendum.  The college is asking its constituents to approve spending up to $36 million to make needed improvements to facilities, technology

Ottumwa Christian School gives back to needy families for Thanksgiving

By Jefferson Tyler, Multimedia Journalist OTTUMWA, IA (KYOU) - Ottumwa Christian School is looking to give back to the community. The school is donating food to 8 less fortunate families for their Thanksgiving Basket Program. Providing meals, and smiles during the holidays to families, that otherwise may not have been able to

Frito-Lay to set up new distribution center in Ottumwa

By Jefferson Tyler, Multimedia Journalist OTTUMWA, IA (KYOU) - A multi-national business is putting down roots in Ottumwa. Frito-Lay is building a warehouse and distribution center on Pawnee Drive in Ottumwa. Don't get too excited. Sharon Stroh from Ottumwa Economic Development says it will only create jobs in the single digits. And

Ottumwa performs major road repairs before winter hits

By Jefferson Tyler, Multimedia Journalist OTTUMWA, IA (KYOU) - Crews are cutting into the amount of roadwork that needs to be done. “It's about 50 spots and should take us about 4 and a half days,” said Greg Miller from Midwest Contractors Inc. He works for one of several private companies which are