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  • NCSD students, community continue to be in need of warm clothes

    As colder weather has arrived, several local organizations and schools continue to be in immense need of the community’s generous support to ensure ch ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Greater DSM Partnership sets sights on local tax options

    DES MOINES — The Iowa legislative session often starts with optimism and a hope much will be accomplished. Pre-legislative events often take on that s ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Children decorate life-size gingerbread house during DMACC Holiday Celebration

    The first ever DMACC Holiday Celebration was a hit Thursday night as people lined up at the door before the event began. Pictured here is Debra Blair ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 2:25 pm
  • NCSD Board to vote on finished Berg plans

    Approval of plans for the reconstruction of Berg Middle School is the main action item on the agenda for Monday’s Newton Community School District Boa ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Newton teens fight human trafficking

    Since human trafficking happens in secret, it’s difficult for anyone — even highly trained law enforcement or researchers with access to tons of data ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Colleges pushed to note sexual misconduct on transcripts

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of having committed sexual assault are being asked to go further by specifying ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Kellogg Fire Department receives grant

    More than $206,000 in 50 percent cost-share grants have recently been awarded to 83 of Iowa’s rural fire departments, including the Kellogg Fire Depar ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Mojo Cycling donates to St. Nick’s

    Russ Leix, right, representing St. Nick’s Christmas Club, accepts eight bicycles donated by Joe Urias of Mojo Cycling.
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Reynolds faces spotlight in rise to Iowa governor

    DES MOINES (AP) — For six years as lieutenant governor, Kim Reynolds has traveled throughout Iowa alongside the governor she described as her mentor a ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Child killed in central Iowa house fire

    PERRY — Firefighters say a child has died in a fire at a rural central Iowa house.The fire was repor ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Man convicted of killing girlfriend gets 40 years

    VINTON — A Benton County man convicted of killing his girlfriend has been given 40 years in prison.D ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Historic ballroom on market for $2.6M

    WEST DES MOINES — A nearly 80-year-old concert and event venue is for sale in West Des Moines. The owner of the Val Air Ballroom is asking $2.6 millio ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Newton library offers opportunity to read with therapy dog

    JCARL Donation DriveThe Newton Public Library is collecting supplies for the Jasper County Animal Re ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Bones found in Des Moines lake are human

    DES MOINES — Police say the bones found in a Des Moines lake are human.A police spokesman said Thurs ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
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    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:25 am