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  • Methodists elect 1st openly gay bishop in defiance of ban

    SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AP) — The Western district of the Methodist church has elected an openly gay bishop despite the denomination’s ban on same-sex re ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • St. Stephen’s to host evening prayer

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will host Wednesday Evening Prayer at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    July 20, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Teens Against Human Trafficking fundraising benefit

    DES MOINES — Teens Against Human Trafficking (TAHT) will hold its second annual fundraising benefit at West End Salvage, 22 SW Ninth St., from 5:30 to ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:17 pm
  • Community Calendar

    • Jasper County Fair will host Barnyard Battles at 4 p.m. and a tractor pull at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax.
    July 20, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Deadline extended: Grassley fall internship applications due Aug. 1

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said today that the deadline for fall internships for college-age Iowans has been extended. Applications will ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Fire hydrant testing begins Thursday

    Starting Thursday, the Newton Fire Department will be conducting fire hydrant testing. Hydrants between West Fourth Street North and East 12th Street ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:20 pm
  • Open house to discuss First Avenue East project

    Open House for the First Avenue East Overlay and Safety Improvements Project will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Newton City Hall, 101 W. Fourth ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Feds charge woman with fraud in Super Bowl ticket scam

    IOWA CITY (AP) — An Iowa woman accused of duping dozens of people into buying non-existent tickets to the Super Bowl and other high-profile events has ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Iowa dog breeder pleads guilty to filing false records

    DES MOINES (AP) — A northwest Iowa dog breeder fined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for maintaining unsanitary and unsafe conditions for animal ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Flags in Iowa to remain at half-staff for law enforcement

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered flags in Iowa to remain at half-staff to honor law enforcement officers killed in a shooting in Louisiana ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Pipeline protest planned at condemnation hearing

    DES MOINES — Opponents of a crude oil pipeline under construction in Iowa continue to fight the project and plan to protest next week after a land con ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Former teacher gets probation for sex with student

    CHEROKEE — A former teacher in northwest Iowa has been given five years of probation and a suspended 10-year prison term for having a sexual relations ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Hampton man’s homicide trial moved to Mitchell County

    HAMPTON — A judge has moved a Hampton man’s homicide trial to Mitchell County. Court records say an order was entered Friday moving Ronald Rand’s tria ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Ex-convention and visitors bureau director gets probation

    MARSHALLTOWN — The former director of the Marshalltown Convention & Visitors Bureau has been given probation and a fine for embezzling from the organi ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • DMACC announces spring semester president’s list

    Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the Spring Semester President’s List. To b ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:32 am