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Supervisors approve group of county hires

August 13, 2014 The Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved the shuffling of many county employees during a meeting Tuesday. more »»

Highway 14 resurfacing planned for 2015

August 13, 2014 A 5.5-mile stretch of Highway 14 south of Marshalltown is slated to be resurfaced in 2015, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. more »»

Record crops predicted; farmers market carefully

August 13, 2014 DES MOINES — Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.. more »»

Egypt presents proposal to end war in Gaza

August 13, 2014 CAIRO — Egypt presented a proposed cease-fire to Israel and Hamas aimed at ending the monthlong war, Palestinian officials said early Wednesday after negotiators huddled for a second day of... more »»

Eastern Iowa man wins auctioneer contest at fair

August 13, 2014 DES MOINES — An eastern Iowa man on Tuesday was crowned the top auctioneer of an annual bid calling contest at the Iowa State Fair, and he said he would donate the prize money to the families of fou... more »»

Judge threatens contempt over courthouse photos

August 13, 2014 IOWA CITY — The photo would have been splashed across the front page: Deputies transporting a small-town mayor to his first court appearance on charges of sexually abusing two girls. more »»

Report: State workers get generous health benefits

August 13, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa state employees receive health benefits comparable to the most expensive option offered on the federal health care marketplaces and pay little out of pocket for the coverage,... more »»

Police won’t release name of officer who shot teen

August 13, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — The Rev. Al Sharpton pressed police Tuesday to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in suburban St. more »»

Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross

August 13, 2014 MOSCOW — With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone i... more »»

Iraq isn’t Syria: Congress on board this time

August 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq. more »»

UN: OK to use untested Ebola drugs in outbreak

August 13, 2014 MADRID — The World Health Organization declared it’s ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, although the tiny supply of one experimental treatment... more »»

Wife of detained American asks for mercy for him

August 13, 2014 LEBANON, Ohio — The wife and three children of an American man charged with “anti-state” crimes in North Korea apologized Tuesday to the communist country and pleaded for its government to show him... more »»

Teen injured in bus-bike accident

August 12, 2014 A 14-year-old boy was injured when a Marshalltown city bus collided with the bike he was riding Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Clemons to host town festival Saturday

August 11, 2014 CLEMONS — An event that started as a recognition event for a new playground in Clemons has turned into a full-fledged town festival set for this Saturday. more »»

Marshalltown could get new banners, sign

August 11, 2014 There could be new banners and a new sign in town. more »»

State Center taking survey for ways to improve

August 11, 2014 STATE CENTER — Town leaders in State Center wants the public’s input on future planning for the city. more »»

Man pleads not guilty to sex acts with juvenile

August 11, 2014 A Marshalltown man accused of performing sex acts with a 14-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty. more »»

Feds charge 5 with bank fraud in Iowa home sales

August 11, 2014 IOWA CITY — A Des Moines attorney and four area businessmen deceived banks into selling homes to them at below market rates, then immediately resold the properties for profit without the lenders’... more »»



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