• LaVera pleads guilty to child porn charge

    DES MOINES — A California man accused of possessing child pornography has pleaded guilty to the charge as part of a plea deal.
    March 5, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Lavera plea hearing canceled

    A Thursday afternoon plea change hearing for David A. LaVera, the alleged "Twilight" impersonator, has been cancelled at the request of LaVera.
    March 5, 2015 - 2:37 pm
  • Forums focused on many issues, including special education

    There were many, many topics covered during the two public forums about possible Newton Community School District reconfiguration.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • NHS presents ‘Hello, Dolly’ on Friday, Saturday

    This weekend, some Newton High School students will take on a daunting task — and not simply because ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Kelley greets ABATE

    Rep. Dan Kelley welcomed ABATE members from Jasper County, including Dennis Simon, Tammie Deeter, James Robinson, Jim Fimml and Gene Braaksman to the ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • IRS warns of potential scam targeting Iowa taxpayers

    The Iowa Department of Revenue has been made aware of a potential scam targeting Iowa taxpayers.The ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Moss grows — even in winter

    Sherman Swank was cutting wood west of Newton recently, and stumbled across moss, despite bitterly cold winter conditions. He brought a sample into th ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Acres remain for landowners to improve pheasant habitat

    Time is running out for landowners in Iowa’s 46 best pheasant counties to secure funding to restore pheasant habitat in Iowa’s core pheasant range.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. 
    March 5, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Art on display at public library

    A selection of artworks created by students from Berg Elementary, Thomas Jefferson, Aurora Heights and Woodrow Wilson are on display at the Newton Pub ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Memorial Day weekend campsites going quickly

    Camping options for the Memorial Day weekend in a state park are quickly shrinking.Campers wanting t ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • FBI agent: Man accused in girl’s death was attracted to her

    WEBSTER CITY — The man accused of sexually abusing and killing his former girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter told an FBI agent that he was sexually attr ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Man pleads guilty to north Iowa meth conspiracy

    MASON CITY — Officials say a 26-year-old Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to his role in a north Iowa drug conspiracy. A U.S. attorney’s office announ ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Iowa Senate panel OKs bill on minors using guns

    DES MOINES — Legislation that would lower the age at which children in Iowa could use guns with a parent’s supervision received preliminary approval f ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Counties hire engineers to oversee proposed pipeline

    FORT DODGE — At least three Iowa counties have hired engineers to oversee the installation of a proposed underground oil pipeline, pending its approva ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:01 am
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