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    • Second Annual Granny Basketball Extravaganza will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Berg Middle School in Newton. The Granny Mustangs, featuring all women a ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Enjoy at wildflower walk May 2

    Celebrate spring with a wildflower walk on from 9 to 10 a.m. May 2 at the Jasper County Nature Center Area.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Lottery CEO tells lawmakers that state law halted fraud

    DES MOINES — The head of the Iowa Lottery has reiterated to lawmakers that state law prevented the illegal payout of a multimillion-dollar Hot Lotto t ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • FBI captures disbarred Iowa lawyer long wanted for fraud charges

    IOWA CITY — A disbarred Iowa lawyer’s long run from the law is over.Authorities said Thursday that f ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Teen killed after driving through barricades into creek

    GUTHRIE CENTER — An Iowa teen was killed and his passenger escaped after their truck plowed through barricades blocking what had previously been a bri ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Trial set for teacher in student sex abuse case

    UNDERWOOD — A June trial has been scheduled for a western Iowa teacher accused of sexually abusing a former student. Forty-six-year-old Barret Glasnap ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • $18K worth of items stolen from golf course

    CHARLES CITY — Charles City police are investigating after $18,000 worth of items were stolen from a golf course.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Networking, connections focus of Newton library event

    Author Danny Beyer on NetworkingLearn about networking and make connections at 6:30 p.m. on April 30 ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Burlington man convicted of killing bicyclist

    BURLINGTON — A Des Moines County jury has convicted a 39-year-old man for fatally shooting a Burlington bicyclist last summer.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • State officials confirm Sac Co. farm is third with bird flu

    SAC COUNTY — The Iowa Department of Agriculture says a turkey farm in Sac County has become the third farm in Iowa to have confirmed cases of bird flu ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Feds move to speed approval for Great Plains wind projects

    BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal officials are moving to speed up their review of wind power projects across the Upper Great Plains in anticipation that the ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of ‘deadly mistakes’

    WASHINGTON — Two years ago, President Barack Obama stood before a military audience and spoke of the “heartbreaking tragedy” of accidental civilian de ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Thief sneaks ice cream cooler past sleeping store clerk

    OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in Florida say a thief worked for 15 minutes to drag a cooler full of Good Humor ice cream past a sleeping clerk at ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Comcast dropping its $45B Time Warner Cable bid

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable after heavy regulatory pushback.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Single vehicle rollover at Highway 6, driver condition unknown

    Emergency crews responded to a single car rollover Thursday night on Highway 6 near Interstate 80 west of Newton.
    April 23, 2015 - 10:01 pm
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    Reader Poll

    Did the Newton City Council make the right decision in allocating $1 million toward acquisitions and demolitions of commercial buildings on First Avenue and the interchange corridors?