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  • Fairy Godmothers to help princesses once again

    For the fifth consecutive year, a group of adult and teen volunteers will spend a Saturday helping prepare some of the county’s younger girls for a sp ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 1:15 pm
  • Progress continuing to make Newton safe

    Work progresses on the city’s goal of continuing to make Newton a safe community, which was identified as an essential purpose in the city’s action pl ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Ash Wednesday

    The Rev. Karen Crawford applies ash to the forehead of Kathy Trotter Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newton. Several local congregation ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte testing possible diabetes cure

    NEW YORK (AP) — Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte to speed devel ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Man convicted of robbery gets sentence rehearing

    DES MOINES — A man serving up to 30 years in prison for robbing a Coralville western wear store at knifepoint in 2009 won an appeal of his sentence We ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Demolition of 80-year-old Louisa County jail postponed

    WAPELLO — The Louisa County Board of Supervisors has informally agreed to postpone the pending demolition of the 80-year-old county jail building. The ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Man arrested after pursuit, shots fired

    DES MOINES (AP) — Des Moines police say an officer fired at a man who was driving toward him, but no one was injured.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Webster County unrolls next phase of courthouse security

    FORT DODGE — Security cameras and access control doors will be installed in the Webster County Courthouse in the next phase of security improvements i ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Two women sentenced in staged bank robbery case

    SIOUX CITY — Two women accused of staging a bank robbery in Sioux City have each been sentenced to five years in prison. Heaven Zevenbergen, 19, and 1 ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Doctor fined for authorizing online prescriptions

    DAVENPORT — An eastern Iowa doctor accused of prescribing medication to strangers online has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Groups gather at Capitol to push for criminal justice reform

    DES MOINES (AP) — Civil rights groups made their case Wednesday for legislation that would focus on reforming Iowa’s criminal justice system, though t ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • IUB enters closed session in oil pipeline deliberations

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Utilities Board entered closed session Wednesday to deliberate what could be their final decision in the permit of a $4 billion, ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Fourth arrest made in child endangerment case

    A fourth person was arrested for an October incident in which four children tested positive for methamphetamine.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Marble Club event Saturday at community building

    The Iowa Marble Club will host a mini marble show and marble ID day on from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Prairie City Community Building, 508 S. State ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:32 pm