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Proposed bill would ban smoking on casino floors in Iowa

January 21, 2015 DES MOINES — Iowa lawmakers in both the House and Senate are proposing legislation that would force casinos to comply with the state’s smoking ba. more »»

Jury selection starts in Colo. theater shooting trial

January 21, 2015 CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The first time James Holmes appeared in court, he wore chains and an orange jail jumpsuit and looked dazed, with his hair dyed a comic-book shade of orange. more »»

Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills at least 6 civilians

January 21, 2015 DONETSK, Ukraine — Shelling in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk killed at least six civilians Tuesday, as fighting intensified between government and rebel forces. more »»

Shiite rebels shell Yemen president’s home, take over palace

January 21, 2015 SANAA, Yemen — Shiite rebels shelled the residence of Yemen’s leader and swept into the nearby presidential palace Tuesday in what a top army commander said was an unfolding coup. more »»

Iowa River Trail funding to use several paths

January 20, 2015 The Marshalltown City Council heard a resolution at its latest meeting for the city to accept $360,000 of federal Transportation Alternative Program Funds (TAP). more »»

Foundation leaders seek district support

January 20, 2015 Bobcats be aware, the Marshalltown Community School District Foundation is eager for “new blood. more »»

Marshalltown plans to showcase Business District in 2015

January 20, 2015 This year is shaping up to be another exciting year for the Marshalltown Central Business District (MCBD). The organization will host the Main Street Iowa Spring Conference March 9-13. more »»

Sodders’ ‘listening posts’ set for Marshalltown, Tama

January 20, 2015 State Sen. Steve Sodders, D-State Center, is hosting three separate town hall listening posts this Friday and Saturday in Tama and Marshalltown. more »»

Celebration of Catholic education next week

January 20, 2015 Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday. The week is a celebration of Catholic education in the United States, and stretches through Jan. 31. more »»

Bake My Day open for business

January 20, 2015 Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood was not at Bake My Day, the new eatery in the Orpheum Theater Center — but his influence was hard to miss. more »»

Sioux City teenager wants to follow in King’s footsteps

January 20, 2015 SIOUX CITY — Seventeen-year-old Xavier Scarlett said he notices eyes following him whenever he enters a store or walks along the streets at nigh. more »»

5 goals from Obama’s 2014 State of the Union

January 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a “Year of Action,” and he can claim credit for accomplishing several of the goals he laid out. The smaller ones. more »»

Europe’s police reconsider arms following recent attacks

January 20, 2015 PARIS — One was a young policewoman, unarmed on the outskirts of Paris and felled by an assault rifle. Her partner, also without weapons, could do nothing to stop the gunman. more »»

Murder suspect sought

January 19, 2015 The Marshalltown Police Department is searching for a 19-year-old Marshalltown man, after they say he shot and killed a Marshalltown man late Saturday night. more »»

Friends remember Fisher during candlelight vigil

January 19, 2015 Dozens of local residents turned out Sunday night for a candle light vigil in memory of Dedrikk Fisher, a 20-year old man from Marshalltown who died just one week shy of his 21st birthday. more »»

St. Francis student passionate about animals

January 19, 2015 Nine-year old Brandon Zaldana speaks enthusiastically about his winter break trip to his native Guatemala. more »»

Autosomal DNA discussed at geneaology meeting

January 19, 2015 Lew Kearney, a retired teacher, has been involved in genealogy research since 1996. more »»

Long-serving organist honored

January 19, 2015 On Sunday morning Ron Rainey graced the First Congregational Church with his pipe organ playing for the final time. more »»

Mystery kidney disease killing Sri Lankan farmers

January 19, 2015 KONKETIYAWA, Sri Lanka — Karunawathie isn’t hungry for breakfast. She rarely is these days, but she forces herself to choke down a few bites of rice, dried fish and a simple coconut mix. more »»

A year on, Islamic State group still rules Iraq’s Fallujah

January 19, 2015 BAGHDAD — Nearly every night for a year, mortar and sniper fire from Islamic State group militants has pinned down outgunned Iraqi troops on the edge of Fallujah. more »»

 
 
 

 

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