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  • Des Moines runway closed for repairs after heavy rain

    DES MOINES — The Des Moines Airport had to divert and delay some flights after heavy rain caused a runway problem.
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Iowa’s Meskwaki Nation looks to diversify business profile

    TAMA (AP) — The Meskwaki Nation in Iowa is expanding its business interests from its casino and bingo hall into tobacco products and e-cigarettes.
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Substitute teacher shortages create challenges for districts

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A persistent shortage of substitute teachers is creating challenges for Nebraska and Iowa school districts, and lawmakers who wan ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Waverly mayor vetoes plan for long-closed historic bridge

    WAVERLY (AP) — After years of discussions about the future of a long-closed, century-old bridge in Waverly, the northeast Iowa city’s mayor has vetoed ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Authorities say wrong-way driver caused fatal collision

    WEST DES MOINES — Authorities say two people have died in a West Des Moines collision caused by a wrong-way driver. The collision occurred just before ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Hospice conference to focus on grief, bereavement

    There is still time to register for Mercy Hospice’s fall conference, entitled “Death, Grief and Bereavement.” Registrations for the event will be acce ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Newton police investigate alleged armed robbery

    Newton police are investigating an alleged armed robbery following an incident early Sunday morning at Nelson Manor Nursing Home.
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:39 am
  • Wet weather slows harvest, farmers remain optimistic

    The first rain day was a welcome relief for farmer Will Cannon, but after a week of wet, dismal weather Cannon’s all caught up on equipment repairs an ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 11:25 am
  • Maytag Dairy Farms, Phoenix Investors honored by NDC

    Two businesses, with a round-about connection, were honored at the Newton Development Corporation’s annual Salute to Business and Industry luncheon at ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 11:25 am
  • $2.4 million allotted for county motor grader purchases

    The Jasper County Supervisors on Tuesday approved about $2.4 million to purchase 10 new motor graders. The Caterpillar graders will replace 10 John De ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 11:28 am
  • Judge dismisses defamation suit tied to Copper Dollar Ranch murders

    A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against the lead Jasper County investigator and prosecutor who in 2015 unsuccessfully sought to con ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 11:27 am
  • Pugel and Halterman take oath of office

    Des Moines Area Community College board members Joe Pugel, left, of Newton, takes the oath of office as DMACC Board Chair and Kevin Halterman, of Indi ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 11:29 am
  • Week in Review

    Mariposa project aims to improve water quality The Jasper County Conservation has been working to im ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Two arrested after gunshots fired during chase

    UNDERWOOD — Authorities say two men have been arrested after a western Iowa chase in which gunshots were fired at a sheriff’s deputy. The Pottawattami ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Driver tells troopers that car chase was on his bucket list

    DES MOINES — The Iowa State Patrol says a man pulled over in Des Moines after a car pursuit told state troopers that he wanted to be chased because it ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 9:45 am