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Final mill and overlay underway

September 23, 2014 Several side streets will get repaired by the end of the month. more »»

School district deals with special education deficit

September 23, 2014 The Marshalltown School Board approved plans to deal with a deficit in special education funding for the school district this year during a regular meeting Monday. more »»

Arsonist sentenced to 37 years in prison

September 23, 2014 A Marshalltown man faces up to 37 years in prison for arson and killing animals. more »»

Two arrested after investigation

September 23, 2014 Two people were arrested after neighbors of a house on the 500 block of West Church Street notified police when they thought they heard the sound of a gun shot. more »»

Beach back as school board president

September 23, 2014 Kay Beach was elected back to the post of Marshalltown School Board president during a meeting Monday. Beach served as president from 2010 to 2012. more »»

Lott released on supervision

September 23, 2014 A Marshalltown man accused of shooting a teenager in the head has been released with supervision. more »»

Project Lead The Way

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Absentee ballots up nearly 98 percent from 2010

September 23, 2014 DES MOINES — The number of absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters is nearly double the number sought 43 days before the 2010 election, Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz said Monday. more »»

Sheriff: Iowa man locked 5 kids in bedroom all day

September 23, 2014 IOWA CITY — An Iowa man is charged with locking his girlfriend’s five children in a bedroom for more than 24 hours at a time without food or a bathroom, authorities said Monday. more »»

Hatch campaign suspends ads in 2 TV markets

September 23, 2014 DES MOINES — The campaign of Democratic candidate for governor Jack Hatch has suspended television ads in two Iowa markets and changed its advertising strategy in two others but denies it’s a sign... more »»

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

September 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while... more »»

US launches 1st airstrikes in Syria

September 23, 2014 SURUC, Turkey — The United States and partner nations launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, as fighting raged Monday between the extremist group and Kurdish force... more »»

Businesses and investors pressing for green policy

September 23, 2014 NEW YORK — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.. more »»

30-year search ends as 80th birthday surprise

September 22, 2014 Bill Degner remembers driving his new 1951 Plymouth Belvedere off the Hartwig lot in Clutier like it was yesterday. more »»

Hardin County mill dates back to 1856

September 22, 2014 UNION — One of Hardin County’s most popular parks is also the site of what is considered its oldest landmark. more »»

City warns public about dangers of storm drains

September 22, 2014 If you want to swim, go to a pool. more »»

Marshalltown native pens urban fantasy book

September 22, 2014 Deb Elliott said writers are supposed to write about what they know. So it made sense to set a portion of her latest urban fantasy book in Marshalltown. more »»

Branstad campaign sets more modest goals

September 22, 2014 DES MOINES — Back in 2010, Gov. Terry Branstad pledged to create jobs, boost incomes and reduce government spending as part of his bid to return to office. more »»

Restoration hopeful for historic house

September 22, 2014 COUNCIL BLUFFS — Gone are the gaming tables on the main floor from which men took their winnings to more feminine pleasures in upstairs rooms now vacant. more »»

Iowa county faces criticism for $7M tax break plan

September 22, 2014 HARRIS — Residents are criticizing a northwest Iowa county’s plan to use $6.9 million in tax breaks to improve roads around a major egg processor and rehabilitate an old school. more »»

Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

September 22, 2014 KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey — The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. more »»


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