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  • Keep Iowa Beautiful program seeks ‘coach’

    An Iowa program is expanding into Jasper County, and it’s seeking a unique skill set for a new position.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Cold weather warning brings potential dangers

    With dangerous winter weather in the forecast, Home Instead Senior Care says now is the time for seniors and their loved ones to brush up on cold weat ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Jasper County 911 Service Board

    The Jasper County 911 Service Board will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, 2300 Law Center Drive in Newton.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • State officials send out school start date guidelines

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Department of Education says school districts seeking permission to start classes earlier in the summer must prove that aca ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Pope removes Iowa priest accused of abuse

    DES MOINES — Pope Francis has permanently removed a veteran Iowa pastor from the priesthood after an investigation found he sexually abused a minor de ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Officers arrest Marshalltown homicide suspect

    MARSHALLTOWN — Authorities say they have arrested the man thought to be responsible for a fatal Marshalltown shooting following a four-day search.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Police arrest man suspected of injuring 4-month-old girl

    COLUMBUS JUNCTION — Officials have arrested a man in connection to the discovery of a severely injured 4-month-old girl in southeastern Iowa. The Iowa ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Postal worker expected to plead guilty to thefts from mail

    FOREST CITY — A northern Iowa postal worker accused of stealing prescription pain medications from the mail is expected to change his plea to guilty.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • council votes to open 3 more parks to sledding

    DUBUQUE — Dubuque now has five city properties that can people can use for sledding, skiing and snowboarding. The City Council voted Tuesday night to ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Shy of votes, House GOP drops vote on abortion bill

    WASHINGTON — With thousands of anti-abortion protesters in town, Republicans are ready to push legislation through the House designed to please them. ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Man sentenced to 21 years after trading dog for gun

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Authorities say a Mason City man has been sentenced to 21 years in federal prison without parole after trading his dog for a gun he int ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Obama visits GOP strongholds of Idaho, Kansas

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — President Barack Obama likes to say there are no red states or blue states, just the United States of America. Yet his first two stop ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • In next 15 years, Gates sees big jump for poor

    NEW YORK — The $42 billion Gates Foundation says the lives of poor people around the world will improve more over the next 15 years “than at any time ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Cleanup underway for 3M-gallon saltwater spill in ND

    Cleanup is underway after nearly 3 million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production, leaked from a pipeline in wes ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Caged-in Complex

    Imagine a dentist telling you an extreme procedure must be done on your teeth. Now imagine a dentist saying that your mouth isn’t shaped right to plac ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:18 am
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