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Nebraska, Iowa storms flood some roadways

September 11, 2014 OMAHA, Neb. — A series of storms over two days drenched much of eastern Nebraska and southern Iowa, leaving behind rising streams and rivers as street flooding subsided. more »»

Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests

September 11, 2014 BERKELEY, Mo. — A planned highway shutdown fell through Wednesday as a wall of officers in riot gear kept Ferguson police shooting protesters from walking onto Interstate 70 in a nearby St. more »»

Search suspended for missing man

September 10, 2014 The active search for the missing 52-year-old man who was swimming in rural Albion has been suspended. Kevin Kroener, of Albion, has been missing since 3 p.m. more »»

3-year-old found walking on the street

September 10, 2014 A Marshalltown woman was arrested after her 3-year-old child was found walking alone on a local stree. more »»

Supervisors approve pay increases for two staff members

September 10, 2014 The Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved two pay raises for county employees at a meeting Tuesday — one of which included a $9,254 annual raise. more »»

Average ACT scores dip at MHS

September 10, 2014 For the second straight year, ACT scores took a dip at Marshalltown High School. The school district said the average score of the test from students at MHS was 21. more »»

Gladbrook council reviews curfew hours

September 10, 2014 GLADBROOK — The Gladbrook City Council handled a number of issues during this week’s meeting. more »»

Work continues on county roadways

September 10, 2014 TOLEDO — Tama County Engineer Lyle Brehm gave his road report to the Tama County Board of Supervisors this week. Brehm reported county crews were in Buckingham pouring concrete on one street there. more »»

South Tama board updates literacy guidelines

September 10, 2014 TOLEDO — The South Tama school board noted the Iowa Department of Education’s Early Literacy Guidance guidelines have been updated. more »»

Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

September 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without formal sign-off from lawmakers on a... more »»

Sheriff: Man fatally shot during public meeting

September 10, 2014 MAQUOKETA — An Iowa man angry about his property taxes was fatally shot during a public meeting Tuesday after he pulled a gun from a briefcase and pointed it at the county assessor, law enforcement... more »»

Cancer patient avoids prison for growing marijuana

September 10, 2014 DAVENPORT — A dying Iowa man who grew marijuana to treat terminal cancer was sentenced to probation Tuesday, avoiding prison even as he defended his decision to violate the law. more »»

Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

September 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It’s time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Even a justice recently said she thinks so, too. more »»

Flooding washes away parts of major Nevada freeway

September 10, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Heavy rains and flash flooding throughout the Southwest washed away portions of heavily used Interstate 15 in Nevada, prompting state officials on Tuesday to close a nearly 50-mile... more »»

UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

September 10, 2014 GENEVA — Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesda. more »»

Tough road ahead for Iraq leader after govt formed

September 10, 2014 BAGHDAD — Iraq’s new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has a daunting task ahead of him: With the world watching, the Shiite politician must unify a deeply divided country against Sunni militants who... more »»

With surge in Liberia, Ebola case toll above 4,200

September 10, 2014 DAKAR, Senegal — A surge in Ebola infections in Liberia is driving a spiraling outbreak in West Africa that is increasingly putting health workers at risk as they struggle to treat an overwhelming... more »»



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