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  • Iowa football player mistaken for robber, held at gunpoint

    IOWA CITY— A University of Iowa football player says he was playing “Pokemon Go” in a public park when he was mistaken for a suspected bank robber, su ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Unusual rainfall over 2 weeks helps alleviate Iowa dry spots

    DES MOINES — The past two weeks have been very wet across most of Iowa with the statewide average rainfall total nearly double the normal amount. In a ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Democrats release survey showing Medicaid problems

    DES MOINES — Democratic lawmakers have released a survey that says some health care providers are not being paid properly under Iowa’s privatized Medi ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • WENS is solid, but not only alert format

    Being signed up to receive notifications with a wireless emergency notification system, or WENS, is highly recommended, says Jasper County Emergency M ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • UI students work to preserve Newton murals

    The sculptures and murals located throughout town reflect the strength of the art culture in Newton, ...
    July 28, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Grand opening promotes fishing, hiking at Quarry Springs Park

    COLFAX — Many families battled the heat Saturday spending the morning at one of Jasper County’s newest attractions, Quarry Springs Park in Colfax, for ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Ridiculous Day returns to downtown Newton

    Save your pennies, Ridiculous Day in downtown Newton is Saturday.Back at the end of July, Ridiculous ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Iowa house prices, sales increased in June

    June house sales increased 3.8 percent from a year ago and prices were up 2 percent, the Iowa Association of Realtors said. 
    July 25, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Doyle & DeVoe have fun and get creative

    Business often have to find new and creative ways to promote their work. That is exactly what Doyle & DeVoe Iowa Realty has been doing for more than 1 ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Another creep higher sends S&P 500 to record high, again

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another lazy drift higher for stocks and another record high.The Standa ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Iowa unemployment rate nudged up in June

    Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4 percent in June from 3.9 percent in May, according to Iowa Workforce Development ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Community Calendar

    • Iowa Youth Chorus Children’s Choral Camp will begin at 5 p.m. Monday at Newton Public Library, 100 N. Third Ave. W. Iowa Youth Chorus is offering a ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Bicycle rider dies after collision with truck Sunday

    GLENWOOD — A bicyclist participating in the annual ride across Iowa was killed Sunday after colliding with a pickup truck near Glenwood.
    July 25, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Iowa store uses honor system for payment

    DONAHUE (AP) — The huge corn statue right out front might be the most photographed part of the Country Cupboard in Donahue. But it’s not the most talk ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Police investigate fatal shooting Sunday morning

    DES MOINES— Des Moines police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place early Sunday.The sh ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:09 am