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  • Branstad says no delay needed for Medicaid privatization

    DES MOINES (AP) — There is no reason to delay plans to shift Iowa’s Medicaid operation to private management, even though a judge has recommended that ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Des Moines officers find bodies of 2 homicide victims

    DES MOINES — Police are investigating the deaths of two people in a Des Moines home as homicides.Off ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Man accused of trespassing assaults deputy during arrest

    WEST UNION — A sheriff’s deputy has been assaulted while attempting to arrest a man for trespassing on a property east of West Union. Terry S. Mork, 5 ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply despite ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Winter storm dumping snow on northern Plains

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Schools called off classes and road crews warned of hazardous conditions Monday as a snowstorm crawled across the northern Pl ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Muslim students seek permanent prayer space at Iowa colleges

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Muslim students at Iowa’s three public universities are seeking permanent spaces for daily and weekly religious observances.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Brisk night ushers in 81st courthouse lighting

    With kids in stocking caps and mittens and couples walking hand in hand down the sidewalk, the Newton community came out in full force Friday for the ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz stumps in Newton

    An overflowing crowd of more than 100 people packed the Pizza Ranch in Newton on Sunday to see Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Shop Small a success for local businesses

    It may have started slow, but the Small Business Saturday was a success for local Newton businesses. For the second year, businesses teamed up with Ne ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Cline Tool gives to St. Nicks

    Pictured are Cline Tool employees who shopped for and donated to the St. Nicks Christmas Club. The St. Nicks Christmas Club gathers toys and other gif ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Salvation Army receives donation

    Koenen Chiropractic hosted their 9th Annual Patient Appreciation Days where patients brought in cash and food donations to receive complementary care. ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Local pastor speaks up for refugees at state capitol

    Following the attacks in Paris and Gov. Terry Branstad’s announcing his intentions to block Syrian refugees from settling in Iowa, a group of Iowa cle ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Bush to campaign in Newton on Tuesday

    Former Florida governor and Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has events planned for several Iowa communities including a town hall event at 6 ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Vernon receives ASI Power 50 recognition

    Chris Vernon, president and co-CEO of The Vernon Company, was recently recognized among the Counselor’s Power 50, the annual ranking of the most power ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Jasper County Republicans to meet Dec. 15

    The Jasper County Republican Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the American Legion in Newton.
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 10:44 am