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  1. Iowa man pleads guilty in girl's 1974 slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | KCRG

    A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the 1974 death of a teenage girl found shot to death at a rural Iowa farmhouse, ending a 40-year effort to hold her killer responsible. Robert 'Gene' Pilcher, who was long the prime suspect in the slaying of Mary Jayne Jones but had maintained his innocence, entered the guilty plea during his second trial in the case.


  2. Testimony begins in farmhouse slaying trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | KCRG

    Testimony began Thursday in the second trial of a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 17-year-old girl who was beaten and shot to death in a southeast Iowa farmhouse 40 years ago. Robert Eugene Pilcher was arrested in 2012 in the killing of Mary Jayne Jones after a cold case unit started by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation re-examined evidence using tools that were not available in 1974.


  3. Building wall collapses in EldonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | KCRG

    The wall of the empty building collapsed Monday, sending bricks tumbling into Fifth Street, the Ottumwa Courier reported Wednesday. There were no injuries.


  4. Retrial to Begin in Iowa Cold Case MurderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 8 | KCRG

    The retrial of a man accused of killing a 17-year-old girl 40 years ago will begin on Monday. KCCI-TV reports proceedings will begin in Wapello County.


  5. Decades-old garage sale closing in southern IowaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 8 | KCRG

    The Ottumwa Courier reports Shirley Dennison has decided to close her garage doors for good. The Ottumwa resident has hosted weekend garage sales off and on for the past 42 years.


  6. Lawmakers divided over embattled I-380 speed camerasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 29 | KCRG

    A speed camera near J Avenue on Interstate 380 SB in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.


  7. Man convicted of killing wife seeks new trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 21 | KCRG

    The Ottumwa Courier reports Seth Techel's attorney filed a motion Tuesday asking that his first-degree murder conviction be set aside and a judge order a new trial.


  8. Deere Laying Off 600 Employees; Waterloo, Dubuque UnaffectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2014 | KCRG

    Agricultural equipment maker Deere is announcing it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at four of its factories in the Midwest as demand slumps.


  9. Nine Iowa Men Accused of Sex Crimes Involving ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2014 | KCRG

    The Ottumwa Courier reports search and arrest warrants were issued Wednesday for the men.


  10. Ottumwa Woman Drowns in Western Iowa LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2014 | KCRG

    Appanoose County Sheriff's Office said witnesses reported a female fell into the lake at the Rathbun Marina and did not resurface.


  11. Part of Iowa Building Torn Down to Avoid CollapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2014 | KCRG

    The Fairfield Fire Department says it responded to an emergency call Tuesday afternoon about the structural integrity of the building, located near the town square.


  12. Iowa Marine Takes Final Trip HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2014 | KCRG

    An Eastern Iowa Marine died in Afghanistan on June 20th. He was killed in an IED attack carried out by the Taliban.


  13. Funeral Set for Marine Killed in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2014 | KCRG

    Funeral Services are set for Sunday for a Marine who died in combat in Afghanistan Friday, June 20. The funeral for Lance Cpl.


  14. Searchers Find Body in River Near OttumwaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2014 | KCRG

    TV reports searchers found the body of 25-year-old Michael Chrisman on Thursday morning, about a mile downstream from where he jumped into the water Monday evening.


  15. Ottumwa Asks DNR to Remove Some Geese From ParksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2012 | KCRG

    The Ottumwa Courier reports city officials asked the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to remove some of the geese after getting complaints about bird droppings.


  16. Ottumwa Continues Upgrade of Warning SystemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2014 | KCRG

    The Ottumwa Courier reports the City Council on Tuesday night approved the purchase of four of the systems, which cost $6,988 each.


  17. Iowans Report Finding Pot in their CheeseburgersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2012 | KCRG

    The couple told police they bought the burgers at the McDonald's drive-thru on Richmond Street in Ottumwa on April 26. Ottumwa police Lt.


  18. Judge Rejects Request to Delay Wapello County Man's TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2014 | KCRG

    A judge has rejected an Iowa man's request to delay his third trial in the 2012 death of his pregnant wife.


  19. Storm Damage In OttumwaRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2014 | KCRG

    Residents in Ottumwa spent Monday cleaning up storm damage after a line of storms moved through on Sunday.


  20. Ottumwa Police Arrest 2 for False ReportsRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2014 | KCRG

    Ottumwa police say two people have been arrested for falsely accusing officers of stealing a motorcycle from their home garage.


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