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‘Week Without Violence’ kickoff

October 14, 2014 Every one of the dozens of white and orange flags on the north Marshall County Courthouse lawn represent a chilling story of violence against women or girl. more »»

Man dies from car accident

October 14, 2014 A Laurel man has died following an accident over the weekend. James A. Anderson, 56, was injured after he lost control and went into a ditch around 11 p.m., Friday on Highway 14 near 330th Street. more »»

Best of the best at barbecue fest

October 14, 2014 The smokey smell of barbecue will permeate Riverview Park this weekend during the 16th annual BBQ Championship. more »»

Ebola and food security topic at World Food Prize

October 14, 2014 DES MOINES — The West African Ebola epidemic and its impact on food security will be a topic of discussion as international dignitaries gather for the annual World Food Prize award ceremony to... more »»

Sen. Warren to campaign for Braley in Iowa

October 14, 2014 DES MOINES — Sen. Elizabeth Warren will campaign in Iowa for Democrat Bruce Braley, who is locked in one of the nation’s closest Senate races, according to an email she sent supporters Monda. more »»

Prosecutors shield plea deal with Iowa babysitter

October 14, 2014 ORANGE CITY — Prosecutors on Monday temporarily kept secret the details of a plea agreement reached with an Iowa daycare provider charged with killing a three-year-old girl in her care. more »»

Health officials urge hospitals to ‘think Ebola’

October 14, 2014 DALLAS — Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and launched a review of procedures for treating patients, while medical records showed that an infected... more »»

Hagel: Climate change will challenge US military

October 14, 2014 AREQUIPA, Peru — Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America’s military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and wate... more »»

Militants take Iraq army camp as more bombs hit Baghdad

October 14, 2014 BAGHDAD — Militants with the Islamic State group on Monday captured a military training camp in western Iraq, inching closer to full control of the restive Anbar province, as a spate of deadly... more »»

Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

October 14, 2014 VATICAN CITY — Catholic bishops signaled a radical shift in tone Monday about accepting gays into the church, saying they had gifts to offer and that their partnerships, while morally problematic,... more »»

Courthouse prints donated to county

October 13, 2014 The legacy of former local artist Teresa Sharer-Benoit will live in throughout the Marshall County Courthouse. more »»

Student steps up effort at school

October 13, 2014 The new school year has meant a fresh start for Miller Middle School eighth grader Stephanie Barajas, which has made a world of difference. more »»

Finding the strength within and around you

October 13, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of stories highlighting the personal stories of those who are fighting or have battled cancer. more »»

Romney campaigns with Iowa Senate candidate Ernst

October 13, 2014 WEST DES MOINES — Republican Mitt Romney campaigned in Iowa Sunday for U.S. more »»

Jury rejects Iowa guard’s sexual harassment suit

October 13, 2014 DES MOINES — A jury on Friday rejected an Iowa prison guard’s lawsuit that claimed she was sexually harassed after inmates were repeatedly allowed to watch sexually graphic and violent moves. more »»

Dallas health worker tests positive for Ebola

October 13, 2014 DALLAS — A “breach of protocol” at the hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated before his death led to the infection of a health care worker with the deadly virus, and other... more »»

Federal judge strikes down Alaska’s marriage ban

October 13, 2014 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A federal judge on Sunday struck down Alaska’s first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages, the latest court decision in a busy week for the issue across the country. more »»

Kurds describe fierce battles on streets of Kobani

October 13, 2014 SURUC, Turkey — The shells were already roaring down on the Kurdish fighters from the hill above Kobani when more than 30 Islamic State militants backed by snipers and pickups mounted with heavy... more »»

Donors pledge $2.7 billion for Gaza reconstruction

October 13, 2014 CAIRO — Donors at an international conference Sunday promised $2. more »»

Strong cyclone lashes India; typhoon hits Japan

October 13, 2014 HYDERABAD, India — A powerful cyclone was pounding a large swath of India’s eastern seaboard with heavy rain and strong winds on Sunday, killing at least six people and causing major damage to... more »»



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