Local News

To read full article, click on the headline

Story Ideas, Leads, Investigative Reporting

KMCD & Classic 96 Newsroom will research your tips for local stories. Issues with Government, Companies, or a neighbor will be followed up and investigated. This year, allow your home town station to be your voice.

To leave an anonymous story idea, send an email to fftraffic@digity.me

Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

POLICE/SHERIFF LOG: Investigation: Criminal mischief reported in the 100 block of South D Street. Arrest: James Barlow III was arrested on an outstanding Van

FCSD Board of Directors

FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT FAIRFIELD, IOWA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, August 21, 2017 Regular Board Meeting @ A.C.T. Office 7:00 p.m. The regular monthly

School starts soon, and for many kids the first day of school can be nerve wracking. Parents can experience summer withdrawal too. The best

Charges Dismissed

A Federal Court has dismissed all charges against the City of Fairfield and its officers relating to a lawsuit filed in the summer of

Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

POLICE/SHERIFF LOG: Disturbance: Domestic disturbance reported at 411 N. F Street. Citizen Contact: Civil dispute at 1042 Wonderway Avenue. Arrest: Dalton Ryan McCarroll, of

Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

POLICE/SHERIFF LOG: Citizen Contact: Suspicious activity reported in Chautauqua Park. Investigation: Theft reported in the 100 block of S. 3rd. Arrest: Melissa Lynn Simms,

SAVE $ Fund FCSD Upgrades

School starts in just a few weeks and work continues at Pence Elementary School. Air conditioning units are being installed and Fairfield Community School

Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

POLICE/SHERIFF LOG: Traffic Accident: Accident reported in the 1900 block of Burlington Avenue. Business Contact: Counterfeit bill reported at Midwest One Bank. Arrest: Quinton

Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

POLICE/SHERIFF LOG: Arrest: Tyler Watson was arrested on ten counts of 3rd degree theft and ongoing criminal conduct. Traffic Accident: Accident reported at 2nd

No Winner in Saturday’s Powerball

The Powerball jackpot continues to grow, reaching an estimated $430 million after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday’s drawing. Meanwhile, a Mega Millions

Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

POLICE/SHERIFF/FIRE LOG: Arrest: Jessica Rose Hartman, of Birmingham, was arrested and charged with forgery. Arrest: Kenneth Michael Boughner, of Fairfield, was arrested and charged

Fairfield City Council

FAIRFIELD CITY COUNCIL AGENDA CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AUGUST 14, 2017 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL CONSENT AGENDA Approval of the minutes of

Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

POLICE/SHERIFF LOG: Investigation: Fraud-False Pretenses/Swindle/Confidence Game Investigation: Criminal Mischief reported. Citizen Contact: Subject reportedly bathing in a bucket in the front yard. Citizen Contact:

Setting the Record Straight

It was reported yesterday that with Dr. Phil Miller’s win in Tuesday Iowa House Special Election, he would presumably resign his position on the

Stolen Checks Circulating

Use of stolen checks around Fairfield is becoming serious. Fairfield Police and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce remind local business owners to be aware

Miller Wins District 82 Seat

Democrat Dr. Phil Miller has beaten Republican Travis Harris in the Iowa House District 82 Special Election. Miller’s big showing in Jefferson County made

Private: Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

POLICE/SHERIFF LOG: Arrest: Joshua Randall Meth, of Fairfield, was arrested and charged with driving while barred Investigation: Theft reported from a vehicle in HyVee parking

Private: Fairfield City Council

FAIRFIELD CITY COUNCIL AGENDA SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS JULY 17, 2017 AT 12:00 PM     CALL TO ORDER     ROLL

Private: Planning & Zoning Commission

AGENDA FAIRFIELD PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017, 6:00 P.M. 118 SOUTH MAIN STREET, CITY HALL           I.                  

Private: Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

POLICE/SHERIFF LOG: Arrest: Charlie Thomas Chessir, of Fairfield, was arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and trespass Citizen Contact: Counterfeit bill reported

Private: Hope For Life Benefit Saturday

Depression affects approximately 19 million American annually. Bi-Polar Disorder affects over 5 and a half million American adults and anxiety disorders cost Americans over

Private: Suspended Sentence For Schafer

52 year old Catherine Schafer, former president of Fairfield Little League, charged with theft and ongoing criminal mischief against both Jefferson County Little League

Private: DNR to Reduce Deer Tags

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has approved a move to reduce the number of deer tags to hunters in an effort to maintain

Hydrant Flushing Begins Today

The Water Department will be starting the annual spring/summer hydrant flushing today. Flushing will be divided into three sections: 1) North Section, north of

City Council Meets Tonight

The Fairfield City Council meets tonight. The Council will consider requesting a special election to extend the Local Option Sales and Service Tax within

Grassley Visits Fairfield

Iowa United States Senator Chuck Grassley was in Southeast Iowa Friday morning. After a visit with Kiwanians in Ottumwa, Grassley made a stop at

Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

POLICE/SHERIFF LOG: Citizen Contact: Suspicious activity reported Investigation: Report of Credit Card fraud. Arrest: Truitt Baxter arrested for providing false information to sex offender

Fairfield City Council

FAIRFIELD CITY COUNCIL AGENDA CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS JULY 10, 2017 7:00 P.M.     CALL TO ORDER     ROLL CALL      CONSENT

Batavia Days This Weekend

Batavia Days kicks off today, through Saturday in Batavia. Take a painting class tonight at 6 in the community building.  The Garden Tractor Pull

Public Health Update

At this time, immunization clinics are not being held at Jefferson County Public Health. We are currently awaiting the appointment of a physician to

Thanksgiving In July

The Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County is proud to partner with Hy-Vee and KMCD to host Thanksgiving in July, a community-wide hunger-relief drive. Thanksgiving

FEDA Relocates Downtown

Earlier this week, Fairfield Economic Development Association [FEDA] relocated their offices to 101 North Court Street, located within Iowa State Bank’s downtown building. Prior,

4th of July Celebrations Relatively Calm

Other than several reports to local law enforcement regarding noise disturbances, 4th of July celebrations around Fairfield were relatively calm. There were no reports

Accident Injures Three From Keosauqua

A single vehicle auto accident Monday night in Clark County, Missouri injured three from Southeast Iowa. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash

Hobby Lobby Opens in Ottumwa

After a “soft opening” last Friday, Hobby Lobby opened a new store in Ottumwa with a grand opening ceremony, Monday. The 55,000 square foot

FEDA Manufacturing Job Fair Tomorrow

In response to the layoff of employees at the foundry, formerly owned by Fairfield Castings, LLC, the Fairfield Economic Development Association will hold a

Fireworks Shows Tonight

  There will be several fireworks show across southeast Iowa tonight. Ottumwa celebrates with a fireworks show beginning at dusk at Greater Ottumwa Park.

Fireworks Safety Tips

Using fireworks on our nation's birthday is as traditional as cookouts and parades. And it is equally safe if a few common sense rules

Celebrate the 4th at Waterworks Park

  The City of Fairfield celebrates Independence Day at Waterworks Park July 4th. Food vendors, yard games, beach volleyball in the afternoon and a

Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

POLICE/SHERIFF LOG: ​Investigation: Report of a theft at Walmart Citizen Contact: Disturbance reported at Jackson Trailer Court Citizen Contact: ​Anonymous female caller advising an

Republicans Nominate Travis Harris

Republicans have nominated Davis County financial advisor, Travis Harris to run in the August 8th special election to fill the Iowa House District 82

Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

POLICE/SHERIFF LOG: Citizen Contact: Suspicious activity reported at Walton Club Citizen Contact: Suspicious activity reported at 206 E. Briggs Citizen Contact: Vandalism reported at