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May 5, 2016 The inaugural freshman career panel, sponsored by the Marshalltown Business Education Alliance, occurred Wednesday at Marshalltown High School. more »»

 
 
 
Judge eager to give Grassley a run for his money

May 5, 2016 Former Iowa lieutenant governor and secretary of agriculture Patty Judge is ready to participate in an upheaval in the U.S. Senate. She is starting in her home stat. more »»

Fisher seeks re-election

May 5, 2016 Editor’s note: The June 7 primary election is drawing near and the Times-Republican asked those candidates in uncontested races to share their thoughts about why they are vying for elective office. more »»

Trump’s open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

May 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s last Republican foe, Ohio Go. more »»

Police probe beating of black U of Iowa student

May 5, 2016 IOWA CITY — A black University of Iowa freshman told police that he was severely beaten by three white men who called him racial slurs, investigators said Wednesday. more »»

US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

May 5, 2016 RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can’t be enforced, the U.S. more »»

Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town

May 5, 2016 FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s... more »»

Complaint details kidnapping death of girl on Navajo nation

May 5, 2016 SHIPROCK, N.M. — On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11-year-old girl. more »»

Trump virtually clinches GOP presidential nomination

May 4, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Te... more »»

School superintendent finalists announced

May 4, 2016 The Marshalltown Community School District Board of Education has selected five candidates to interview for the position of superintendent. more »»

Supervisors approve employee health care benefits

May 4, 2016 Discussion about the Marshall County Employee Health and Prescription Drug Benefit Plan, non-union employee monthly contributions for health insurance, and an hourly adjustment for the Veterans... more »»

Hoffman seeks sheriff’s post

May 4, 2016 Editor’s note: The June 7 primary election is drawing near and the Times-Republican asked those candidates in uncontested races to share their thoughts about why they are vying for elective office. more »»

Blanket-making party slated for Saturday

May 4, 2016 For parents with children who have Autism and other sensory disorders, getting their kids to stay asleep at night can prove challenging. more »»

Author says he now thinks father wasn’t Iwo Jima flag-raiser

May 4, 2016 DES MOINES — The author of a best-selling book about his father and other men who raised a U.S. more »»

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war

May 4, 2016 STUTTGART, Germany — The combat death of a U. more »»

Police begin wider body camera use after months of testing

May 4, 2016 BOSTON — After months of testing, many of the nation’s big-city police forces are planning to expand their use of body cameras by the summer, but the number of officers with such gear will still be... more »»

Defense claims ‘mystery man’ is ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer

May 4, 2016 LOS ANGELES — A lawyer for the man accused in the “Grim Sleeper” serial killings in Los Angeles told jurors Tuesday that a “mystery man” was the real killer. more »»

Boy: Sister, stranger went into hills; she never came back

May 4, 2016 When the stranger approached Ian and Ashlynne Mike at the school bus stop, the boy was wary. But his older sister got lured into the van, and he didn’t want her to go alone, so he went, too. more »»

Last of 3 funerals for 8 slain Ohio family members held

May 4, 2016 WEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Traffic stopped for miles as black hearses left a church and snaked past mobile homes, weathered shops and green fields, leading a procession of mourners in more than 150... more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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