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  • US Zika case sparks questions about sex, mosquito germs

    NEW YORK (AP) — A sexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas has scientists scrambling to understand how much of a risk infection through sex is for t ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Saturday

    The public is invited to cross-country ski and snowshoe this winter at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve in eastern Jasper County.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:51 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. 4, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Dad faces May trial in children's kidnapping case

    STORM LAKE — A May trial has been scheduled for a Storm Lake man accused of keeping the Iowa Human Services Department from taking custody of his chil ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Police release name of pedestrian killed

    WEST DES MOINES — Police have identified pedestrian who was killed while crossing a street in West Des Moines. Police announced Wednesday that 69-year ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • First lawsuit in state lottery-fixing scandal seeks millions

    DES MOINES (AP) — It was one of those feel-good moments that lotteries love to promote when “Lucky Larry” Dawson smiled as he claimed a $9 million jac ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Critics up in arms over college shooting club hire

    INDIANOLA — An Iowa college is receiving pushback for its plan to hire a full-time coach for its shooting sports club. A petition for a weapons-free S ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Woman takes plea deal in sex-with-teen case

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A 27-year-old woman has been given two years of probation after taking a plea deal in an Iowa sex-with-a-teen case. Court records say ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • After court fight over DNA, man charged in 2008 assault

    CHARLES CITY — A man who fought against providing another DNA sample has been charged with sexually assaulting an Iowa woman in 2008. Thirty-one-year- ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Audit: State agency paid $97,000 to fictitious companies

    DES MOINES — A state audit has revealed that Iowa Workforce Development paid more than $97,000 in unemployment benefits to people in the state who cla ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Newton man arrested after 4 year old tests positive for drugs

    A Newton man was arrested after a 4-year-old child tested positive for drugs. Eric P. McDowell, 26, ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Post-caucus storm leads to closures

    While this week’s storm held off until after the Iowa Caucuses were completed on Monday night, it still had a significant impact on planned activities ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • PCM voters say yes to $10 million GO bond

    Comment if Passed: First and foremost the school district thanks the civic organizations for hosting us and providing us the opportunity to share the ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Clinton’s margin at county level the result of footwork

    When the Iowa Democratic Party announced Hillary Clinton was a narrow winner of the Iowa Caucus Tuesday afternoon, her supporters naturally celebrated ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 7:18 pm
  • Pastor brings international connection to Prairie City

    PRAIRIE CITY — Cedar Rapids to Prairie City is one of the shortest moves pastor Willy Mafuta has made in his lifetime as he grew up in Africa and earn ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:03 am