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Bird flu spreads to Iowa turkey flock; 6th Midwest state

April 15, 2015 DES MOINES — A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of... more »»

Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

April 15, 2015 ATLANTA — All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, and the... more »»

White House agrees to give Congress a say on Iran deal

April 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Barack Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to reject his emerging nuclear pact with Iran. more »»

Angled parking generates debate at city council meeting

April 14, 2015 TIMES-REPUBLICAN A proposal to change downtown parking from parallel to angled, and economic development requests dominated Monday’s city council meetin. more »»

Goecke, Sodders part of panel

April 14, 2015 DES MOINES — Two local law enforcement officers will be sharing their thoughts on the use of forfeiture — a tool used commonly by police and others in law enforcement. more »»

Two sentenced to prison on felony charges

April 14, 2015 Individuals connected to the December robberies of two Marshalltown convenience stores received sentences in Marshall County District Court Monda. more »»

‘Whiskers, Wine and Something Divine’

April 14, 2015 “Whiskers, Wine and Something Divine” will be an evening filled with food, wine and luxury item giveaways, benefiting the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Marshalltown. more »»

Scholarship awarded to Marshalltown alumnus

April 14, 2015 A Marshalltown native is a recent recipient of a competitive award. more »»

Ex-guards get lengthy prison sentences for Iraq shootings

April 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Rejecting pleas for mercy, a federal judge on Monday sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for their roles in a... more »»

Arias gets life term with no chance for release

April 14, 2015 PHOENIX — The nearly seven-year legal saga of Jodi Arias ended Monday as a judge sentenced her to life in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend, and the victim’s sisters unleashed their pain over the... more »»

Police use of stun guns eyed in officer-involved killings

April 14, 2015 The officer had an immediate explanation after shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in South Carolina: He said he fired in self-defense after a struggle over his stun gun. more »»

Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran

April 14, 2015 MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Monday sanctioned the delivery of a highly capable Russian air defense missile system to Iran, a game changer move that would significantly bolster the Islamic... more »»

Hezbollah leader blasts Saudi strikes in Yemen

April 14, 2015 BEIRUT — A top leader of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group directed a barrage of criticism at Saudi Arabia on Monday, accusing the kingdom of committing genocide with its airstrike campaign... more »»

Total penny warfare

April 13, 2015 TIMES-REPUBLICAN At exactly 8:13 a.m., the blast of the morning bell signaled the beginning of a Hoglan Elementary School war. more »»

Middle-school student is star pupil

April 13, 2015 Miguel Valera, 13, is a seventh-grader at Miller Middle School who is known for going over and beyond with his studies and school-sponsored projects. more »»

Uncle Sam wants your taxes filed soon

April 13, 2015 “Most people are just procrastinators,” H&R Block tax advisor Sigourney Odor said about the folks who wait until the last minute crunch period to file their taxes. more »»

Clinton kicks off 2016 campaign online, heads next to Iowa

April 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, making a much-awaited announcement she will again seek the White House with a promise to serve as the “champion”... more »»

Sharpton praises response to police shooting of SC man

April 13, 2015 NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — During a sermon at a North Charleston church, the Rev. more »»



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