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Twenty firms contacted for police building project

August 27, 2014 The RFQ is out on the street. Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) to build a new police station in Marshalltown have been sent out to 20 different design firms. more »»

Teenager’s felony sexual abuse charge dropped

August 27, 2014 A Marshalltown teenager’s charges of committing a burglary while impersonating a public official with the intentions of committing an assault have been dismissed. more »»

Investigation inaccuracies delay Lott sentencing

August 27, 2014 The sentencing has been rescheduled for a Marshalltown man who was accused of shooting a teenager in the head. more »»

Supervisors approve courthouse HVAC replacement

August 27, 2014 Marshall County received just one bid for the replacement of the heating and air conditioning system for the west side of the courthouse, but it appeared to be good enough. more »»

VFW hosting garage sale

August 27, 2014 From a flat screen television to a wheel chair lift to a kitchen sink, that and more is available at the local Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 839 garage sale at 107 E. Meadow Lane, Saturday. more »»

East Marshall continues long range facilities plan

August 27, 2014 The East Marshall school district took another step toward its future facilities plan by holding a community meeting this week. more »»

More than 25,000 people visited city last year

August 27, 2014 More than 25,000 people visited Marshalltown last yea. more »»

Court broadens scope of Iowa death penalty retrial

August 27, 2014 IOWA CITY — The death penalty retrial for an Iowa woman convicted of helping kill five people in 1993 will be broader than the trial judge wanted, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. more »»

Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

August 27, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting — an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have fought in... more »»

Ex-workforce judge says his firing was retaliatory

August 27, 2014 DES MOINES — A former chief judge for the state agency that hears unemployment cases said Tuesday he was fired because he stood up to his boss, who he said asserted her bias toward employers over... more »»

Marshall County Farm Bureau to continue tour series

August 27, 2014 The Marshall County Farm Bureau is continuing to show what modern farming is like to adults during a series of farm and agriculture-related tours known as “Making the Connection. more »»

No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

August 27, 2014 MINSK, Belarus — Ukraine’s president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal... more »»

IG: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths

August 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is... more »»

American woman is being held hostage in Syria

August 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. more »»

Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

August 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. more »»

Report finds 1,400 children exploited in UK town

August 27, 2014 LONDON — About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday in a damning account of “collective failures” by authorities to prevent victims as young... more »»

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

August 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — Global warming is here, human-caused and already dangerous — and it’s increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new science report says. more »»

Power plant project progresses

August 26, 2014 “There’s a crane. more »»

Preliminary hearing set for man accused of murder

August 26, 2014 A preliminary hearing has been set for next month for a Marshalltown man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl. The hearing is slated for Sept. 2 for Branden M. more »»



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National Just Because Day

August 27, 2014 Wednesday is National Just Because Day. What an interesting concept this day is — doing something for others “just because.” It’s certainly not a new one. The website, nationaldaycalendar. more »

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