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August 23, 2014 LAURA ADAMS Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Waterloo FAMILY LIFE Family: Darin, my husband of almost five years. Pets: We have four pets; two dogs and two cats. more »»

West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

August 23, 2014 LUHANSK, Ukraine — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian... more »»

New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

August 23, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. more »»

Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks

August 23, 2014 BAGHDAD — Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of... more »»

Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths

August 23, 2014 ABUJA, Nigeria — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one... more »»

Obama taking less vacation, too much for some

August 23, 2014 CHILMARK, Mass. — President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. more »»

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

August 23, 2014 GENEVA — The death toll from three years of Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Frida. more »»

Costa Rica to investigate US anti-Cuba program

August 23, 2014 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — The Costa Rican government will investigate undercover U.S. more »»

Residents learn about modern agriculture

August 22, 2014 A juicy Iowa Pork Chop doesn’t come from the grocery store. That’s the lesson dozens of people learned after touring the Burt Family Farm, 2747 170th St. more »»

Marshalltown man charged with murder after child dies

August 22, 2014 A Marshalltown man has been charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment after a child transported to Des Moines via air ambulance died Friday . Branden M. more »»

Interactive school menus feature nutrition info

August 22, 2014 The Marshalltown Community School District has unveiled new interactive school food menus that can inform users not only what’s for the meals but also provide photos and nutritional informatio. more »»

Iowa Premium Beef job fair Saturday

August 22, 2014 The soon-to-be-opened Iowa Premium Beef packing plant in Tama will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Reinig Center in Toledo. more »»

Helfer Auto Service to close Aug. 29

August 22, 2014 Helfer Auto Service’s nearly 63-year legacy will be over at the end of business Aug. 29. Owner Eric Schmidt of Marshalltown made the announcement on the company’s Facebook page earlier this week. more »»

Officials will crack down on drivers next week

August 22, 2014 Law enforcement officials will keep a close eye on drivers over the next two week. more »»

South Tama considering property sale

August 22, 2014 The South Tama school board is weighing a decision to possibly sell school property it owns in Tama. more »»

G-R school board OKs support levy extension

August 22, 2014 GLADBROOK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck School Board voted to extend the district’s Instructional Support Levy for another five years. The program has been in place since the late 1980s or early 1990s. more »»

Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

August 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. more »»

Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

August 22, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — Gov. more »»

Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

August 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. more »»

American Ebola doc: ‘I am thrilled to be alive’

August 22, 2014 ATLANTA — Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no publi... more »»



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