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New Chain of Gas Stations is Opening in Ottumwa

By Jefferson Tyler, Multimedia Journalist OTTUMWA, IA (KYOU) -  A new business is looking to make a splash in the area. Yesway opening their latest gas station on North Court Street in Ottumwa on November 11. They offered 20 cents off gas and all sorts of swag. The organization is also

Ottumwa Resident Volunteers for 25th Year for Elections

By Pat Brink, News Director OTTUMWA, IA (KYOU) - There she is…at her normal election day spot at Camelot Towers, precinct number 10 in Ottumwa. Her name is Bonnie Rowell and she has been a constant fixture at this polling place for the past 25 years, ever since she moved to town. "I enjoy it,

Local Officer Carves Wooden Flags to Commemorate Fallen Officers

By Jefferson Tyler, Multimedia Journalist OTTUMWA, IA (KYOU) -  Donations going to the police departments of the officers who were lost. Ottumwa Police Officer Levi Ritz carving these wooden flags in commemoration of Sergeant Anthony Beminio and Officer Justin Martin, who were shot down in the line of duty. The flags

Ottumwa Businesses Fly Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Slain Officers

By Jefferson Tyler, Multimedia Journalist OTTUMWA, IA (KYOU) - Across Iowa people are mourning the loss of the two officers killed in the line of duty. As you drive around, you may see many flags at half-staff commemorating the officers who were lost. But many are wondering, why some law enforcement

Police Officers Respond to Tragic Shooting of Two Urbandale Officers

By Jefferson Tyler, Multimedia Journalist OTTUMWA, IA (KYOU) - Scott Michael Greene is accused of shooting 2 Police officers, along main streets in residential areas in Urbandale. I spoke to a local Police officer who tells me this shooting is devastating to law enforcement in the area. “My wife notified me when she

Chili Cook-off at O’Hara’s Hardware to Raise Money for Muscular Dystrophy

By Jefferson Tyler, Multimedia Journalist OTTUMWA, IA (KYOU) - Things getting a little hot under the collar at O’Hara’s Hardware in Ottumwa. The hardware store holding the Annual Muscular Dystrophy’s Association’s Chili Cook-Off this weekend. Twelve competitors, including three fire departments, competing for the title of best chili. Kids and parents both have

New Business to Provide 150 Jobs in Ottumwa

By Jefferson Tyler, Multimedia Journalist OTTUMWA, IA (KYOU) - A new business could mean new life for Ottumwa’s economy. More than 150 new jobs set to come to town. “This is going to be the beginning of a long term relationship. Absolutely,” said Ottumwa Mayor Tom Lazio. A big announcement in Ottumwa today.

Middle School Resource Officer Recalls Attending Same School

By Jefferson Tyler, Multimedia Journalist OTTUMWA, IA (KYOU) - A little bit of history walking the halls of Evans Middle School in Ottumwa this year, that wasn't there in year's past.  “This is all the back hallway to the gym. So getting to learn the new addition and the cafeteria,” said 

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