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Europeans have prominent role in beheading video

November 18, 2014 PARIS — The cold-eyed militants lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, including one from France and possibly two from Britain,... more »»

Salvation Army kicks off its season of giving

November 17, 2014 Thanksgiving and Christmas are drawing near and The Salvation Army in Marshalltown wants to make this holiday season even more meaningful for those in need and for those who have the means and the... more »»

Housing issues a challenge for community

November 17, 2014 For many who work in Marshalltown, going home can mean a substantial commute. more »»

Kindergartener caring, accepting of others

November 17, 2014 Caring, accepting and a really good friend to others. That’s how St. Francis Catholic School kindergarten teacher Holly Erbes describes student Jacob Seberger. more »»

Lawn Doctor eager to serve Marshalltown area and more

November 17, 2014 Many central Iowans forget about their lawns after the last bag of leaves is filled or the when the first snowflakes fly. But not the Todd Narber family of Fort Dodge. more »»

Iowa readies for second health enrollment period

November 17, 2014 DES MOINES — It’s sign-up time again for people looking to buy medical insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhau. more »»

Unison Solutions turns waste into resource

November 17, 2014 DUBUQUE — Jan Scott, the co-founder of Unison Solutions in Dubuque, has a simple way of summing up his company’s complex operations. more »»

Iowa considers new groundwater restrictions

November 17, 2014 DES MOINES — State officials may impose new limits on groundwater use to protect the underground aquifer that supplies drinking water to a half-million Iowans. more »»

Obscure Nebraska panel may hold sway over new pipeline

November 17, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. — Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $. more »»

Tense turns in freeing US captives in North Korea

November 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — When U.S. spy chief James Clapper flew to North Korea on a mission to bring home two U.S. captives, he ran into a potential hitch. more »»

Nigerian army says it has regained town of Chibok

November 17, 2014 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — The Nigerian army has regained control of Chibok, the northeastern town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Islamic extremists more than six months ago, said army... more »»

Islamic State beheads US aid worker Peter Kassig

November 17, 2014 BEIRUT — The Islamic State group has beheaded Peter Kassig, releasing a video Sunday showing a masked militant standing over the severed head of a man it said was the former U.S. more »»

Confrontations await Obama after productive trip

November 17, 2014 BRISBANE, Australia — After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama returned home Sunday on a collision course with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project, showdowns that... more »»

New video of MH17 downing shows alarm in Ukraine

November 17, 2014 HRABOVE, Ukraine — Four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, The Associated Press has obtained video that shows how close the burning passenger jet... more »»

Ebola drill helps with emergency preparedness

November 16, 2014 A woman walked into the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center emergency room Wednesday morning and said she had a fever and had been traveling in West Africa. more »»

Local snowmobile ordinance reviewed

November 16, 2014 A snowfall followed a week of cold temperatures as central Iowans got their first taste of the 2014-15 winter. more »»

Smith retains House leadership spot

November 16, 2014 Less than two weeks after being re-elected to his eighth term in the Iowa House, Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, got some more good news Saturday. more »»

International students prepare for Taste of MHS

November 16, 2014 Several International exchange students at Marshalltown High School are excited to share their culture through their food at a special Taste of MHS event. more »»

Iowa, Nebraska dealing with wintry weather

November 16, 2014 OMAHA, Neb. — Residents in Nebraska and Iowa are getting a shot of snow more than a month before winter official begins. more »»

Top US general in Iraq to assess anti-IS campaign

November 16, 2014 BAGHDAD — America’s top military leader arrived in Iraq on Saturday on a previously unannounced visit, his first since a U.S. more »»



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