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  • Jury finds Akron man guilty of making bomb threat

    LE MARS — A jury has found a western Iowa man guilty of making a bomb threat on a government building and attempting to fight law enforcement official ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • USDA: Iowa farm numbers decline by 500 in 2014 to 88,000

    DES MOINES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a new report that the number of farms in Iowa continues to slide.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Forecasters say Iowa spring flooding risk at or below normal

    CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Regional experts for the National Weather Service say the risk of flooding is at or below normal for Iowa this spring.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Union leader: Layoffs planned at Iowa mental hospitals

    DES MOINES (AP) — Layoffs will begin in March at mental hospitals in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda, despite efforts by some legislators to keep the cent ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Jury begins deliberations in Supino case

    WATERLOO — The double murder trial of Theresa "Terri" Supino entered its first full day of deliberations Friday at the Black Hawk County Courthouse, f ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • State delivers closing arguments

    WATERLOO — Prosecutors finished their closing arguments at the Black Hawk County Courthouse Thursday in the double first-degree murder trial of Theres ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Children invited to Winter Fun Day Monday

    The Newton Parks and Ground Department is hosting a Winter Fun Day for some good old fashioned winter fun for kids from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Suns ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • ‘No Sex Please, We’re British’ opens Friday

    In the NCT’s latest theatrical offering, the cast and directors of “No Sex Please, We’re British” have found the perfect blend of physical and sophist ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Blom, McAnally take seventh at skills contest

    Two Des Moines Area Community College Newton Career Academy students captured seventh-place in the 23rd annual DMACC/Iowa Automobile Dealers Associati ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • MAT tumblers compete in Fairfield

    The MAT Tumbling/Trampoline team traveled to Fairfield recently to compete at a USTA competition hosted by IDE Gymnastics.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Ice skating rink postponed to next year

    An ice skating rink purchased through the Friends of Newton Parks and the Newton Parks Department will wait until next year to be assembled and used b ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Jury duty scams run rampant

    As if there weren’t enough potential phone and email scams for senior citizens to be wary about, Iowa media outlets were warned about another trend in ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Health director: Help prevent measles in Jasper County

    The United States is currently experiencing a large, multi-state outbreak of measles linked to an amusement park in California. More than 100 people f ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 1:01 pm
  • JCEH offers program to help fill old wells

    Jasper County Environmental Health administers a program to assist property owners with the cost of properly plugging any unused or unwanted water wel ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • House panel approves broadband expansion bill

    DES MOINES — Broadband would expand in Iowa under a bill advanced by a House panel on Wednesday, but some lawmakers expressed concern about how the le ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:11 am
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