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Albion postmaster ends career in postal service

October 2, 2014 ALBION — A 37-year career in the U.S. Postal Service came to end this week for Marshalltown resident Jim Baskerville. Baskerville retired as postmaster at the Albion Post Office Tuesday. more »»

MHS staff member placed on leave amid investigation

October 2, 2014 A Marshalltown High School teacher’s aide has been put on leave after an investigation. more »»

Sex offender found

October 2, 2014 A Marshalltown sex offender who escaped a residential facility has been located. Mitchell T. more »»

$20k worth of marijuana seized

October 2, 2014 Two children and two pounds of marijuana were seized from a State Center home this week. more »»

MPD captain learned skills at FBI National Academy

October 2, 2014 A captain with the Marshalltown Police Department represented Iowa to the rest of the world at the FBI National Academy. Capt. more »»

Kids can borrow iPads, Kindles

October 2, 2014 The Marshalltown Public Library is the after-school spot for technology. more »»

No parking

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MCSO cracks down on speeding

October 2, 2014 Check your speed in Laurel. more »»

Fourth annual Healthiest State Walk slated

October 2, 2014 One kilometer, one day, one commitment. more »»

Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

October 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that th... more »»

Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

October 2, 2014 DALLAS — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. more »»

Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

October 2, 2014 HONG KONG — Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory’s top official resigns... more »»

US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project

October 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from “even it... more »»

Report IDs ‘weaknesses’ at nuclear weapons lab

October 2, 2014 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. more »»

More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47

October 2, 2014 OTAKI, Japan — One body recovered near the volcano’s peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. more »»

Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

October 2, 2014 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida man who opened fire on a carload of black teenagers in an argument over their loud “thug” music was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murde. more »»

Photo spreads on social media

October 1, 2014 Wapsie Valley beat Grundy Center 21-17 in a football game Friday night in Fairbank, but the final score was far from anybody’s mind afterwar. more »»

Fifteen years of fighting cancer

October 1, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the first in series of stories highlighting the personal stories of those who are fighting or have battled cancer. more »»

Signs of support

October 1, 2014 More than 200 signs have popped up in yards and businesses throughout Marshalltown as the Roundhouse renovation fundraisers recognize the efforts of donors. more »»

$3.4M awarded to local lead control program

October 1, 2014 The city of Marshalltown has been awarded $3.4 million from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to remove lead-based paint from local home. more »»



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