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Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport’s popularity grows

April 19, 2015 CAIRO — Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy long... more »»

Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home

April 19, 2015 The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. more »»

County 911 dispatchers possess strong skill set

April 18, 2015 “Anything can happen at any moment,” said 911 dispatcher Vicky Otto of Marshalltown. Otto succinctly defined what can happen on the job as coworker Kathy Kroeger, also of Marshalltown, took a ca. more »»

Sisterly bond makes Jasmine and Olivia two peas in a pod

April 18, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the latest in an ongoing series of articles highlighting the 40th anniversary of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Marshall Count. more »»

15 Minutes

April 18, 2015 BARB SCHRUM Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Coralville Pets: Two dogs — Winston and Bella. Hobbies and interests: I enjoy needlework, gardening, and reading. I plan to take up golf again. more »»

No. 1 egg-producing state aims to keep bird flu out

April 18, 2015 DES MOINES — The discovery of bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the poultry-killing virus could find its way into chicken barns in the nation’s top egg-producing state... more »»

Court hears arguments on Obama immigration action

April 18, 2015 NEW ORLEANS — Federal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama’s move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. more »»

Iraqi officials: Saddam’s top deputy killed

April 18, 2015 BAGHDAD — He was the last member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the “king of clubs” on the U.S. more »»

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

April 18, 2015 ATLANTA — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. more »»

McVeigh defense archive shows bomber viewed blast as failure

April 18, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas — Timothy McVeigh considered the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building 20 years ago somewhat of a failure, viewed himself as a “Paul Revere-type messenger” and even suggested... more »»

Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact

April 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a... more »»

Volunteer deputy sold company, went back to police work

April 18, 2015 TULSA, Okla. — After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his early 20s: law enforcement. more »»

Wave of bombings kills 40 people in Iraqi capital

April 18, 2015 BAGHDAD — A series of bombings ripped through Baghdad on Friday, mainly targeting public places and killing at least 40 people, Iraqi officials said. more »»

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years

April 18, 2015 BEIJING — A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday on charges of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership’s resolve to aggressively... more »»

Obama, Renzi pledge to focus on threats from Libya

April 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pledged Friday to work more intensely with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on threats coming from instability in Libya that have led to an influx of migrants... more »»

Franklin holds on to champion bookworm title

April 17, 2015 With hushed cheers of “Yes!”, team members representing Battle of the Books reigning champion, Franklin Elementary School, stole the spotlight for the second year in a row. more »»

Compassion required; not victim blaming

April 17, 2015 “Sexual assault is the most underreported crime. People are afraid they’re not going to be believed,” said Marshalltown Police Detective Sadie Weekley. more »»

Boil advisory issued for State Center

April 17, 2015 STATE CENTER - A boil advisory has been issued for the city of State Center in Marshall County following water main breaks on Monday causing a loss of water pressure. more »»

Free of charge document shred day at UB&T

April 17, 2015 United Bank & Trust and the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce are again cosponsoring a free of charge community shred day, at the bank’s 2101 S. Center offices, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. more »»



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