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  • Iowa residence hall emptied over unknown chemical

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Police say a University of Iowa residence hall was evacuated the night before classes began after an unknown chemical was reported an ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Man arrested in trail murder

    CLIVE (AP) — Iowa authorities have charged a 49-year-old man with first-degree murder in the death of a man whose body was found near a recreational t ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Webster County Jail inmate back in custody

    FORT DODGE (AP) — A Webster County inmate is back in custody after escaping with another while doing laundry at the jail in Fort Dodge.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Officials: Man died while boating on Lake Red Rock

    KNOXVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a 63-year-old man has died while boating at Lake Red Rock in southern Iowa.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • More than 800 participate in Summer Reading Program

    Summer Reading ProgramThis year, we had a total of 731 kids, 60 teens, and 61 adults register for Su ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Stocks move higher; S&P 500 heading for a record

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving mostly higher, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closer toward another record close.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • 2 teens died in western Iowa collision

    WALL LAKE (AP) — Two teenagers have died and another hospitalized after a collision in western Iowa’s Sac County.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Thomas graduates from

    Air Force Airman Jakob E. Thomas of Newton, son of Brenda J. and Mark E. Thomas, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lack ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Unemployment rate increases slightly to 4.5 percent

    DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.5 percent in July from 4.4 percent in June.  The state’s jobless rat ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Iowa Sculpture Festival needs vote to win grant

    The “Family Outing” sculpture just off of Highway 14 in Newton is one of the more than 90 pieces of public art on display in the city. The people behi ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • A familiar face takes over Iowa History Journal

    Starting as a reporter and working his way to editor with some freelancing thrown in, Michael Swanger has been working for central Iowa newspapers and ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • New Woodrow principal teaching life lessons on first day

    While Tuesday was the first day of school for students in the Newton Community School District, it was also a day of many firsts for Todd Schuster.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Allen holds fundraiser

    Iowa Senate candidate Chaz Allen, D-Newton, held a campaign fundraiser Thursday at the American Legion Post 111 in Newton. Allen is seeking to replace ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Newton students execl on ACT test

    Newton Senior High School students again excelled on the ACT Test, the nation’s most common college admissions test. Newton’s graduating seniors in th ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Master of sports medicine

    Samantha Griffith recently graduated from graduate school at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs with a master’s degree in sports medicine. Sh ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:54 am
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