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  • Community Heights to host open house

    Community Heights will be hosting a celebration open house from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2500 S. 13th Ave. E. in Newton.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • New prayer site highlights divide between Israel, US Jews

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government’s decision to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at Jerusalem’s Western Wall is a major breakthrough for the cou ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Sacred Heart to host Lenten small groups

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host its Lenten Catholic adult small group beginning Monday at the church, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Alcoholics Anonymous Beginner’s Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Pedestrian killed in West Des Moines

    WEST DES MOINES — Authorities say a pedestrian has been killed crossing a street in West Des Moines.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Animal rights group files complaint for escaped goat

    IOWA CITY — An animal welfare group has filed a complaint with U.S. Department of Agriculture about an escaped research goat that remains on the loose ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Iowa Democrats face criticism over missteps at caucus sites

    DES MOINES (AP) — Four years after the Iowa Republican Party was criticized for mishandling an extremely close caucus, Democratic Party leaders faced ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Two Missouri men die after falling through ice

    LEON — Authorities say two Missouri men have died after falling through thin ice on Little River Lake in southern Iowa. The Decatur County Sheriff’s O ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Fire destroys county deputy’s nomination paperwork

    HAMPTON — A Franklin County sheriff’s deputy’s election paperwork to run for sheriff has been destroyed in a truck fire. The Franklin County Sheriff’s ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Coin toss used as tie-breaker in Kellogg Democratic caucus site

    KELLOGG — In certain situations, Iowa Democratic Caucus rules call for a coin toss to determine how many county delegates tied candidates will receive ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Man sentenced in disability benefits fraud case

    DAVENPORT — A Davenport man has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison after prosecutors say he continued to receive disability benefits while ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Cruz tops Trump in Iowa

    DES MOINES (AP) — Ted Cruz, the self-proclaimed outsider and tea party champion, was warmly embraced by conservative Iowa Republicans, whose historic ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:46 am
  • Deadlocked

    DES MOINES — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were locked in an extremely tight duel in Iowa’s leadoff presidential caucuses Monday as the two rival ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:23 pm
  • Grassley miffed at Waters of U.S. veto, filibuster

    U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley isn’t happy about one of President Barack Obama’s most recent vetoes. He’s also upset with the way Congress blocked one of hi ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:03 am
  • City working on unified marketing plan

    In an effort to establish an integrated, unified marketing plan for Newton, city council approved plans to bring the city and its stakeholders togethe ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:01 am