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Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of... more »»

Schweser’s to open new store in Marshalltown

August 21, 2014 Women’s clothing retailer, Schweser’s, has announced it will open a new store in early October at the Marshall Town Center. more »»

College, industry leaders promote manufacturing careers

August 21, 2014 GRINNELL — Local leaders from the college and the manufacturing industry took part in an event to promote advanced manufacturing careers Wednesday at the Iowa Transportation Museum. more »»

Safe prescription drug disposal available

August 21, 2014 Local residents can now safely dispose unwanted prescription medication at any tim. more »»

One year teaching experience in Slovakia ‘life-changing’

August 21, 2014 Life-changing. That is how former Marshalltown resident Matt Hafar described a nearly one-year opportunity teaching English and music to high school students in Martin, Slovakia. more »»

New fire chief will be hired next month

August 21, 2014 A new fire chief will be hired within the next month. more »»

Agency sends extra benefits after computer glitch

August 21, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa’s workforce agency provided unemployment benefits to some people that didn’t seek them earlier this year, and staff was urged to stay quiet about what had happened, according to... more »»

US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State... more »»

Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

August 21, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the... more »»

Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

August 21, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas’ shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel’s prime... more »»

Students shake off jitters, head back to school

August 20, 2014 Selena Hernandez took a few steps away from her mother’s vehicle and stopped for a second. The fifth grader at Lenihan Intermediate School admitted to some first day of school jitters Tuesday. more »»

Iowa’s labor force shows steady growth

August 20, 2014 A report issued by Iowa Workforce Development this week indicated 30,300 more Iowans are working now than one year ago. more »»

Principal challenges students to have best year ever

August 20, 2014 Marshalltown High School Principal Aiddy Phomvisay called the entire student body to the football complex and gave them a back-to-school pep talk Tuesday to open the 2014-15 school year. more »»

Local man injured in house fire

August 20, 2014 A Marshalltown man was treated for first-degree burns after his house caught on fire Monday night. Scott Johnson, acting chief of the Marshalltown Fire Department, said at about 10:30 p.m. more »»

Supervisors, conservation director discuss disaster funding

August 20, 2014 TOLEDO — Tama County Conservation Director Bob Etzel met with the Tama County Board of Supervisors this week to discuss money the county has received in regards to weather-related incidents. more »»

Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

August 20, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. more »»

National Park Service settles whistleblower appeal

August 20, 2014 IOWA CITY — The National Park Service has reached a settlement with an employee who said she was unfairly fired over the 1990 removal of ancient human remains from the Effigy Mounds National Monumen... more »»

Iowa panel votes to toughen livestock farm rules

August 20, 2014 DES MOINES — The Iowa commission that oversees water quality approved increased inspections for livestock farms on Tuesday over the raucous protests of environmentalists who wanted much tougher rules. more »»



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