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  • Iowan gets probation for dating website scam

    BURLINGTON — An Iowa woman will serve five years of probation for scamming money from a South Carolina woman she met on a military oriented dating web ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Iowa school district collects $340,000 in tax levy error

    SHEFFIELD — West Fork School District officials are planning to cut property tax collections after a review found the northern Iowa district had been ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Mason City man takes plea deal in robbery case

    MASON CITY — A January sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a 22-year-old Mason City man convicted of robbery. Valentine Flores pleaded guilty to ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Davenport man pleads guilty to child endangerment

    DAVENPORT — A Davenport man accused of hitting his infant son has pleaded guilty to child endangerment with injury. David Shaw II, 23, is scheduled to ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Alcohol treatment center for Native Americans discussed

    SIOUX CITY (AP) — An activist is urging Sioux City and Woodbury County officials to open an alcohol treatment center for its Native American populatio ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Judge says Iowa beating was racially motivated, ‘vicious’

    CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — An Iowa bar’s surveillance camera captured video of a white felon committing a “vicious attack” on a black man, and the evidence i ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • General Mills sets goal to buy all-cage free eggs by 2025

    DES MOINES — General Mills has set a deadline for its conversion to all cage-free eggs by 2025.The M ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • NBC agrees to give time to four Republican candidates

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC agreed Monday to give four Republican presidential candidates free time on affiliates in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina af ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • After first year successes, Friends in Hope seeks more volunteers

    A homeless woman living in the gazebo at Searland Park in downtown Newton prompted a group of volunteers to found Friends in Hope in August 2014.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Reasnor man arrested on sexual abuse charges

    A Reasnor man was charged with second-degree sexual abuse on Tuesday.John D. Veenstra, 52, was arres ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Rippentrops return to same home they bought 50 years ago

    Technology took Nila and Dave Rippentrop from Newton to southwestern Florida. In a way, technology brought them back — to the exact same house they’d ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Farmers could be adversely affected by federal budget cuts

    Some cuts in the most recent federal budget cycle, and the impact on crop insurance, have brought a negative reaction from one industry advocate, and ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • NCSD board decides to hire PR firm ‘without parameters’

    At a nearly four hour-long meeting Monday, the Newton Community School District didn’t end up taking many actions. However, a few of those actions wer ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Newton seniors focus of holiday effort

    In an effort to bring a little holiday cheer to Newton seniors who may be alone or impoverished during the festive season, Home Instead Senior Care an ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Newton City Council begins budget talks

    In a meeting that is typically held in January, the Newton City Council heard from the city’s four major stakeholders on Monday.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:30 am