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Healthy Kids Day returns to Y Saturday

April 15, 2014 Dozens of ideas to inspire healthier children will be shared at the annual Healthy Kids Day at the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Saturday. The event, held in the Horne-Henry Center gym from 1 to 3 p.m. more »»

Lightning strike damages Tama County emergency radio equipment

April 15, 2014 A lightning strike to the emergency communications tower slowed operations for a couple of hours late Saturday night into Sunday morning in Tama County. more »»

Iowa’s popular governor suddenly put on defense

April 15, 2014 DES MOINES — In Terry Branstad’s nearly 20 years as governor of Iowa, he has earned a reputation for steady management, frugality and a distinct absence of drama. more »»

Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

April 15, 2014 PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born. more »»

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

April 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago. more »»

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

April 15, 2014 NEW YORK — The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. more »»

Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

April 15, 2014 BOSTON — A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it... more »»

Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

April 15, 2014 HORLIVKA, Ukraine — The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfoldin. more »»

Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

April 15, 2014 ABUJA, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the... more »»

Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus

April 15, 2014 MAALOULA, Syria — Syrian troops triumphantly swept through some of the last remaining opposition strongholds north of Damascus, including a much coveted ancient Christian hamlet, sending rebel... more »»

Missing Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

April 15, 2014 PERTH, Australia — The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than half way through its... more »»

French school carries out DNA dragnet in rape case

April 15, 2014 PARIS — French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenag... more »»

911 operators thanked this week

April 14, 2014 This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week designated to thank 911 operators for their service. more »»

‘A leader by example’ in Hoglan Elementary

April 14, 2014 Hoglan Elementary School fourth grade teacher Ryan Burke said Daniel Morales is a student that comes from a family that values education and it shows on a daily basis in the classroom. more »»

Nebraska man to portray ‘Rough Rider’ president

April 14, 2014 A decorated veteran has found success in a second career doing costumed reenactments of the late President Theodore Roosevelt and other historical figures. Darrel Draper is an Auburn, Neb. more »»

Senate panel likely to continue, broaden inquiry

April 14, 2014 DES MOINES — Senate Democratic leaders have made it clear their questions about government payments to former workers for secrecy and other state employment issues will not stop when the Legislature... more »»

Iowa hires nearly 400 without advertising the jobs

April 14, 2014 DES MOINES — At least 386 state employees have been hired by Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration without advertising the positions, but this is not a new practice in Iowa. more »»

Three dead after suburban Kansas City shooting

April 14, 2014 OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A man in his 70s opened fire Sunday outside of a Jewish community center and nearby retirement community, killing three people, authorities sai. more »»

 
 

 

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