Funeral for Mollie Tibbetts held on Sunday

Mollie Tibbetts' funeral was held Sunday in Brooklyn and her father spoke at the funeral.  Rob Tibbetts told mourners that he has been enbraced by the local Hispanic community and they have been sensitive and…

Another murder in Ottumwa last week

Jacob Heckethorn is facing charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder after shooting two people in Ottumwa Thursday night.  He is currently being held without bond.  Ottumwa Police arrested him Friday night at his home…

Ottumwa police make arrest in a Thursday night murder

Just before 10 PM Thursday night, Ottumwa Police were called about shots fired at a home in the 100 block of North Ward Street.  The caller said one person had been shot and the suspect drove off.  The victim…

Cristhian Rivera charged with first-degree murder

It has been learned that Cristhian Rivera had worked at Yarrabee Farms for the last four years and was an employee in good standing. The company said it was shocked to hear that Rivera had…

Witnesses say the wrong man was convicted

Additional witnesses are suggesting the wrong man may be in prison for the past 31 years for the murder of a 16-year-old girl.  The testimony is a boost for inmate Daniel Harris, who maintains his…

Murder conviction upheld in Ottumwa

An Ottumwa man's murder conviction has been upheld by the Iowa Court of Appeals. 26-year-old Erik Davila was convicted of second degree murder last year for killing his roommate, 24-year-old Hugo Hernandez, in March 2016. …


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