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Lasley’s attorney wants reduced sentence

March 14, 2015 CEDAR RAPIDS — The attorney for the Meskwaki Nation Settlement man convicted of killing his parents with a machete in early 2014 will ask the court for a reduced prison sentenc. more »»

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March 14, 2015 JEFF LINTON Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: I was born in Rockford, Ill., but have lived in Marshalltown since I was 6 months old. FAMILY LIFE Family: Married to my beautiful wife Dee for 22 years. more »»

Iowa drops bid to purge voter rolls based on citizenship

March 14, 2015 DES MOINES — The state of Iowa will not move ahead with a proposed rule that would have removed voters from state registration rolls based on apparent citizenship status. more »»

Criticism, some from the right, builds on GOP letter to Iran

March 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Criticism of 47 Republican senators’ letter to Iranian leaders escalated Friday, and one of the lawmakers expressed misgivings about writing directly to an adversary to raise doubts... more »»

US, Google at odds over computer search warrant proposal

March 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — A Justice Department proposal that could make it easier to locate and hack into computers that are part of criminal investigations is raising constitutional concerns from privacy groups... more »»

Making history: St. Patrick’s parade welcomes 2 gay groups

March 14, 2015 BOSTON — The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston will make history this Sunday as two gay and lesbian groups join the fun. more »»

Oil is on its way down again; will gas prices follow?

March 14, 2015 NEW YORK — The price of oil is tumbling again, rattling an already-shaken oil industry and heralding lower prices for consumers. more »»

Adult trial for Wisconsin girls in Slender Man stabbing

March 14, 2015 WAUKESHA, Wis. — Two young Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please the horror character Slender Man must stand trial as adults for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Frida. more »»

Marshalltown leaders share concerns with lawmakers

March 13, 2015 DES MOINES — About 35 area business and community leaders attended the 19th Annual Des Moines Summit and Legislative Day organized by the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday. more »»

Gung-ho gardeners plant too early

March 13, 2015 With warm weather finally upon us, people are eager to spruce up their gardens with vibrantly hued flowers and rich green grass. more »»

Giving the gift of life

March 13, 2015 Marshalltown-area residents participated in the Marshalltown Community Blood Drive at Fisher Community Center on Thursday afternoon. more »»

On two fronts, Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

March 13, 2015 TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraqi troops clashed along two fronts with Islamic State militants in Tikrit on Thursday as rockets and mortars echoed across Saddam Hussein’s hometown a day after soldiers and allied... more »»

Iowa House OKs bill requiring ultrasound before an abortion

March 13, 2015 DES MOINES — A bill that would require a woman in Iowa to have an ultrasound and be offered an image and description of it before she has an abortion advanced in the House on Thursday after several... more »»

Omaha man gets probation in federal contracting fraud case

March 13, 2015 DES MOINES — A Nebraska businessman who pleaded guilty to setting up a company the government said fraudulently landed $25 million in federal contracts intended for companies owned by disabled... more »»

Fresh problems for Secret Service: Are leaders doing enough?

March 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — The latest in a string of baffling missteps by the Secret Service prompted fresh questions Thursday about whether the Obama administration has done enough to root out deep-seated... more »»

UN tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000

March 13, 2015 GENEVA — The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that the virus had killed over 10,000 people, mostly in the West African nation... more »»

Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in tax scam

March 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a... more »»



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