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  • Iowa soldier creates his own career path

    ONAWA (AP) — Randy Lee, a soldier who grew up in Soldier, Iowa, enjoys the challenge of directing his “troops” at American Coating & Welding, a small ...
    April 27, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • Driver gets 25 years for crash death of motorcyclist

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A 26-year-old driver has been given 25 years for vehicular homicide in Linn County.On ...
    April 27, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • Man convicted of attempted murder faces trial in second case

    OSAGE — A northern Iowa man already convicted of attempted murder and sexual abuse faces a June trial in another sex abuse case. Mark Retterath, 52 of ...
    April 27, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • ‘Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone’ in concert coming to Iowa

    DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts announced today that the Des Moines Symphony will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert at ...
    April 27, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Sheriff: ‘Bachelor’ star refused to answer door after crash

    AURORA (AP) — Former “Bachelor” Chris Soules called 911 to report his crash that killed a fellow Iowa farmer, seeking medical help for the man before ...
    April 27, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Iowa hospital facing three wrongful-death lawsuits

    DENISON — A small western Iowa hospital is facing a spate of wrongful death lawsuits. Two of the lawsuits against Crawford County Memorial Hospital in ...
    April 27, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • Autopsy shows bail bondsman shot to death

    IOWA CITY — Police say a bail bondsman killed at the Iowa City office where he worked was shot to death.
    April 27, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Hate crime lawsuit settled in northern Iowa

    MASON CITY — A hate crime lawsuit against a man convicted of setting fire to a northern Iowa home has been settled.
    April 27, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • Iowa distillery brings back Templeton rye whiskey

    TEMPLETON (AP) — Something has happened in Templeton that should raise the spirits of long dead bootleggers across the village in Sacred Heart Cemeter ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • ‘Bachelor’ star Chris Soules charged in deadly crash

    AURORA (AP) — Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on “The Bachelor” two years ago, was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he caused a traffic ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Committee sets hearing for Branstad’s ambassador post

    DES MOINES — A U.S. Senate committee has scheduled a hearing to consider Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s nomination as ambassador to China. The Senate Fore ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Woman gets prison for stealing nearly $500K

    OGDEN — An Ames woman who pleaded guilty to theft after prosecutors say she stole nearly half a million dollars from her mother-in-law has been senten ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • District removing gym floor containing mercury

    FORT DODGE — The school district intends to remove flooring underlayment containing mercury before turning an auxiliary gym into a wrestling room at F ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Man accused of trying to kill girlfriend faces sentencing

    MASON CITY — A Mason City man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend is scheduled to be sentenced May 30. Court records say 44-year-old Jason Clause ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Man who stole pharmacy drugs gets probation

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A Nebraska man has been given two years of probation for stealing prescription painkillers while working at a pharmacy in Council Blu ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Fields begin to dry out as planting season is in full swing

    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricul ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Everyone’s Dutch at Tulip Time, May 4-6 in Pella

    PELLA — The tulips are blooming and it’s time for the 82nd annual Tulip Time Festival in Pella May 4, 5 and 6. The entire family is invited to Pella, ...
    April 25, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Teen killed in ATV accident, authorities say

    FOREST CITY — Authorities say a teenager has been killed in the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in northern Iowa.
    April 25, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Cameras installed to deter crime in eastern Iowa city

    DAVENPORT (AP) — Officials of a city in eastern Iowa are nearly ready to go live with cameras intended to deter crime as part of a pilot program that ...
    April 25, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Coach found not guilty of assaulting student

    MARSHALLTOWN — The head football coach at Marshalltown High School has been found not guilty of assaulting a student.
    April 25, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Amid cuts, new Iowa building gets pricey redo

    DES MOINES — A plan to spend nearly a half-million dollars remodeling the interior of the newest state office building in Des Moines is moving ahead d ...
    April 25, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Body of dam worker recovered from river

    KEOKUK — Authorities have recovered the body of a worker who fell from a hydroelectric dam on the Mississippi River at Keokuk in southeast Iowa. The b ...
    April 25, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Police investigating death as homicide

    IOWA CITY — Iowa City police say they’re investigating the death of a man as a homicide.Police annou ...
    April 25, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Teacher pleads not guilty to failure to report sex abuse

    MARION — A July trial has been scheduled for an Iowa kindergarten teacher who prosecutors say didn’t report that a 15-year-old volunteer sexually abus ...
    April 25, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Polaris closes plant, putting up to 300 out of work

    MILFORD — Polaris Industries plans to close its plant in the northwest Iowa city of Milford, leaving up to 300 employees out of work. Polaris spokeswo ...
    April 25, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Nominations open for DMACC Small Business Awards

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Des Moines Area Community College Small Business Awards.
    April 25, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Ending date announced for nine scratch games

    CLIVE — As part of its standard procedures, the Iowa Lottery is officially ending sales in nine of its instant-scratch games and has established the d ...
    April 25, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Dog Show set for Saturday, Sunday

    The Heart of Iowa Kennel Club will host two American Kennel Club All-Breed and Obedience Dog Shows April 29 and 30 at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds, Ea ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Thousands of young turkeys killed in farm fire

    WAPELLO — A fire at a turkey farm south of Wapello has killed about 10,700 juvenile turkeys and caused about $300,000 in damages to the building. The ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • At a glance: Issues approved in new GOP-led Iowa Legislature

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature adjourned its 2017 legislative session on Saturday after approving measures dealing with ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Woman found guilty of stealing from elderly aunt

    DURANGO — A jury has found a Durango woman guilty of stealing more than $400,000 from an aunt who suffered from dementia. The Dubuque County jury took ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Des Moines stabbing death is 12th homicide this year

    DES MOINES — Des Moines police have arrested a man in an early-morning stabbing death.Police say off ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Former bank teller found guilty of theft from bank vault

    WAPELLO — A former Wapello bank teller has been found guilty of stealing about $36,000 from the Community Bank and Trust branch in 2015.
    April 24, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Trial set for man accused of using belt on daughter, 14

    SIOUX CITY — A June trial has been scheduled for a Sioux City man accused of using a belt on his daughter after she refused to do laundry. Online cour ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Drake University names Beautiful Bulldog

    DES MOINES (AP) — The blue tutu and diamond necklace that Prudence was wearing helped win over the judges at this year’s Beautiful Bulldog contest at ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • After conservative session, lawmakers say more to come

    DES MOINES (AP) — Fresh off their success in pushing through a conservative agenda in the session that ended Saturday, Iowa Republicans say they’re al ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters Tour comes to Iowa

    WASHINGTON — America’s Navy is coming to Des Moines, one of 18 cities in eight states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Iowa’s unemployment rate decreases slightly to 3.1 percent

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly to 3.1 percent in March. The state’s jobless rate was 3.8 percent one yea ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Nonprofit seeks host homes for exchange students

    AMES — Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS), an Ames based nonprofit, is seeking host homes across Iowa for 2017-2018 foreign exchange stude ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Iowa lawmakers head back to Capitol as they try to adjourn

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa lawmakers are headed back to the Capitol as they attempt to adjourn the 2017 legislative session.
    April 21, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • awmakers OK bill defunding Planned Parenthood

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has approved a budget bill that would give up millions in federal Medicaid money to remov ...
    April 21, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Nurse pleads guilty to stealing painkillers

    OSAGE — A June sentencing is scheduled for a Mason City woman accused of stealing painkillers from patients in Osage and St. Ansgar while working as a ...
    April 21, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Former teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges

    DES MOINES — A former teacher is scheduled to go on trial in Des Moines June 26 on allegations that he had inappropriately touched and kissed students ...
    April 21, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • McKibben will seek Iowa Board of Regents presidency

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Regent Larry McKibben says he’s seeking to become the next president of the Iowa Board of Regents starting May 1.
    April 21, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Uncle chained up teenage runaway to keep him home

    PEOSTA (AP) — The parents and uncle of a 13-year-old Iowa boy and frequent runaway are accused of padlocking a weighted chain around his waist to him ...
    April 21, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Iowa Veterans Home leader to run veterans affairs

    MARSHALLTOWN — A top leader of the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown is returning to her old job of running veterans affairs.
    April 21, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Ex-US attorney will join Iowa law firm

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A top federal prosecutor from Iowa asked to resign by President Trump last month is joining a Cedar Rapids law firm.
    April 21, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Newton Daily News recently asked students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary “Who or what makes you laugh?”
    April 21, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Brit Floyd Brings ‘Immersion World Tour 2017’ to Des Moines

    DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that tickets for Brit Floyd — “Immersion World Tour 2017” will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jul ...
    April 21, 2017 - 9:55 am