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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 »»

US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

August 22, 2014 MIAMI — A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. more »»

Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

August 22, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza’s ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group’s senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story... more »»

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of... more »»

Schweser’s to open new store in Marshalltown

August 21, 2014 Women’s clothing retailer, Schweser’s, has announced it will open a new store in early October at the Marshall Town Center. more »»

College, industry leaders promote manufacturing careers

August 21, 2014 GRINNELL — Local leaders from the college and the manufacturing industry took part in an event to promote advanced manufacturing careers Wednesday at the Iowa Transportation Museum. more »»

Safe prescription drug disposal available

August 21, 2014 Local residents can now safely dispose unwanted prescription medication at any tim. more »»

One year teaching experience in Slovakia ‘life-changing’

August 21, 2014 Life-changing. That is how former Marshalltown resident Matt Hafar described a nearly one-year opportunity teaching English and music to high school students in Martin, Slovakia. more »»

New fire chief will be hired next month

August 21, 2014 A new fire chief will be hired within the next month. more »»

Agency sends extra benefits after computer glitch

August 21, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa’s workforce agency provided unemployment benefits to some people that didn’t seek them earlier this year, and staff was urged to stay quiet about what had happened, according to... more »»

US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State... more »»

Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

August 21, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the... more »»



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