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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 »»

Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

April 14, 2014 GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a... more »»

Kiev government to deploy troops in Ukraine’s east

April 14, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine’s government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly braze... more »»

Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally

April 14, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — Two clear front-runners emerged in Afghanistan’s presidential election as partial results released Sunday showed a tight race that increasingly appears destined for a runoff vote. more »»

Fires run rampant in dry, windy conditions

April 13, 2014 Several area fire departments spent Friday battling fires that spread quickly in dry and windy conditions. A field fire turned into a structure fire and totaled two buildings at about 2:30 p.m. more »»

Brewing up a Bobcat ball

April 13, 2014 People can take home a piece of the old Marshalltown High School Roundhouse while supporting the new one at a special event May 3. more »»

54 sex assaults reported in Marshalltown

April 13, 2014 One in every four women are sexually assaulted. One in every nine men are sexually assaulted. more »»

More volunteers needed for local park clean up

April 13, 2014 Dan Engesser of Marshalltown has been busy planning his spring cleaning. And for him, that means picking up litter and raking leaves in several of Marshalltown’s city parks beginning at 9 a.. more »»

Early literacy bill defines dyslexia for first time

April 13, 2014 DES MOINES — For the first time, dyslexia has been officially defined in Iowa law in an attempt to improve literacy among young students across the state. Following passage by the Legislature, Gov. more »»

Uniformed men occupy Donetsk police HQ

April 13, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Men in the uniforms of Ukraine’s now-defunct riot police on Saturday occupied police headquarters in Donetsk, the eastern city that is one of the flashpoints of a wave of... more »»

Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate

April 13, 2014 NEW YORK — Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. more »»

Fire destroys rural Marshalltown home

April 12, 2014 A rural Marshalltown home was destroyed by a fast-moving fire Friday night. The fire originally started in the garage area at approximately 4:45 p.m. and spread to the home located at 2617 Taylor Ave. more »»

Salary raises granted while taxes rise

April 12, 2014 If a public entity plans to operate it has to pay its employees — whether property tax rates are raised, remain steady or dip that year. more »»

Innovative helmet launched by local entrepreneur

April 12, 2014 Countless hours on the open road — and superhero Tony Stark — have inspired a new idea from young Marshalltown entrepreneur Tyler Richard. more »»

A grandma to many

April 12, 2014 Mary Hall said her grandchildren are growing up and beyond that “young kid” stage. more »»



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