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Gun used by Worsfold was stolen

December 20, 2014 © 2014 Marshalltown Times-Republican The same handgun used by Andrew Jay Worsfold had been reported stolen two days prior to the shooting incident with local law enforcement which resulted in... more »»

Suspect sought in Kum & Go robbery

December 20, 2014 Authorities are searching for a suspect following an overnight armed robbery at a local convenience store. The Marshalltown Police Department reported that at 1:12 a.m. more »»

Salvation Army campaign soldiers on

December 20, 2014 The Salvation Army of Marshalltown’s 2014 Red Kettle campaign is at 44 percent of its goal. “We’ve raised $88,358.38 thus far,” said Maj. Ben Stillwell. more »»

Registration under way for 12th annual Hy-Vee My Y Tri

December 20, 2014 An indoor triathlon first held nearly 12 years ago at the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA has grown significantly in size and stature. more »»

15 Minutes

December 20, 2014 GARY SCHAUDT Resides: I live on an acreage in Marshall County. Terry Ridout and Joe Edel say I am a Haverhill “wanna be” Hometown: Sac City, but raised in Marshalltown. more »»

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

December 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.. more »»

Obama’s Cuba switch forces exile groups to adapt

December 20, 2014 MIAMI — Hours before President Barack Obama announced an end to a half-century of U.S. more »»

Court: Internet phone providers must pay tax

December 20, 2014 IOWA CITY — Companies that provide Internet-based phone service must be taxed the same as traditional telephone companies, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. more »»

Torture report: Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude

December 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA’s brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. more »»

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

December 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. more »»

Supreme Court won’t stop gay marriages in Florida

December 20, 2014 MIAMI — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings. more »»

Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefing

December 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sg. more »»

Theater shooter’s parents plead for his life

December 20, 2014 DENVER — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether... more »»

Court finds anti-whaling protesters in contempt

December 20, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual... more »»

2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflight

December 20, 2014 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space. more »»

Pakistan executes militants, bombards tribal areas

December 20, 2014 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country’s first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering... more »»

Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

December 20, 2014 JERUSALEM — Israel’s military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer’s wa. more »»

Local businessman excited about US-Cuba agreement

December 19, 2014 Carlos Portes of Marshalltown may be returning to Cuba sooner than expected. And his mission, among others, will be to promote Iowa products to Cubans. more »»

South Tama reviews Impact Aid

December 19, 2014 MESKWAKI — The South Tama County school board discussed Indian education policies covered by Impact Aid during this week’s meeting. more »»

Investigation continues into police collision

December 19, 2014 Officials are still investigating the collision Wednesday evening involving two Marshalltown Police Department vehicles and a third privately-owned vehicle. At approximately 6:50 p.m. more »»

Albion library hosting holiday music program

December 19, 2014 Helping celebrate “the most wonderful time of the year” will be a special holiday music open house at the Albion library from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The event is free of charge and open to the public. more »»



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