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Liberia cautiously marks end of Ebola after 4,700 deaths

May 10, 2015 MONROVIA, Liberia — On the day Mercy Kennedy lost her mother to Ebola, it was hard to imagine a time when Liberia would be free from one of the world’s deadliest viruses. more »»

Amount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising, hits milestone

May 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — Global levels of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent heat-trapping gas, have passed a daunting milestone, federal scientists say. more »»

Man’s mini tractor collection a reminder of his days on farm

May 10, 2015 MASON CITY — Ordale Frandle loves to collect miniature tractors. He loves it so much that he’s done it many times — because he also likes to sell them, the Mason City Globe Gazette reporte. more »»

Union Arcade holds onto history in new life as apartments

May 10, 2015 DAVENPORT — The year is 1915. Woodrow Wilson is president. Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson make the first transcontinental telephone call. more »»

High school leads the way

May 9, 2015 This week, Marshalltown High School was certified a Project Lead the Way School. more »»

Congressman Blum updates local Republicans

May 9, 2015 First District Congressman Rod Blum has been in office four months, and is proud to be “stirring the pot,” he told a crowd of fellow Republicans at the local Pachyderm Club meeting at Cecil’s Cafe... more »»

The Brew House offers upscale yet casual dining

May 9, 2015 Housed in the old Wareco filling station on 4 W. Boone St. in Marshalltown is The Brew House, serving up a wide selection of sandwiches, coffees and sweet treats. more »»

15 Minutes

May 9, 2015 KYLE POSPISIL Hometown: Creighton, Neb. more »»

Iowa agency returns 800 handguns from contract under review

May 9, 2015 IOWA CITY — The Iowa Department of Public Safety has returned to Smith & Wesson all 797 handguns that the state bought under contract that is the subject of an internal investigation, a spokesman... more »»

5 arrested in alleged Iowa heroin conspiracy tied to deaths

May 9, 2015 IOWA CITY — Investigators have arrested a man suspected of being a major heroin supplier and four associates in the Iowa City area whose drugs have allegedly been linked to several overdose deaths,... more »»

US launches its own investigation of Baltimore police

May 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Justice Department waded anew Friday into fraught big city police-community relations, with new Attorney General Loretta Lynch declaring the subject “one of the most challenging... more »»

Mistrial declared in 1979 case of missing NYC boy Etan Patz

May 9, 2015 NEW YORK — The murder trial of a man accused in the 1979 disappearance of first-grader Etan Patz ended Friday in a hung jury, leaving one of the nation’s most wrenching missing-children cases still... more »»

Storm-weary Oklahoma braces for even more tornadoes this weekend

May 9, 2015 MOORE, Okla. — When spring arrives in Oklahoma and conditions are right for tornadoes, David Wheeler and his family don’t take any chance. more »»

Unexpected triumph means Cameron can govern UK on his own

May 9, 2015 LONDON — After years of sharing power, David Cameron pulled off an unexpected election triumph that gave the Conservative prime minister a second term with an outright majority Friday and dealt a... more »»

Saudi coalition warns rebels but also promises a cease-fire

May 9, 2015 SANAA, Yemen — A coalition led by Saudi Arabia ordered civilians in rebel strongholds in northern Yemen to flee by nightfall Friday, warning it will strike anything in the region, even as the Saudis... more »»

FDA unaware of listeria in Blue Bell plant before outbreak

May 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal health officials said Friday that they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell Creameries facility before an outbreak linked to the ice cream turned... more »»

Iowa farmers ponder effects of Water Works lawsuit

May 9, 2015 SAC CITY — Planting season is in full swing for Brent Drey and farmers like him who raise the corn and soybeans that feed northwest Iowa and points beyond. more »»

3-D printing now within reach in Dubuque

May 9, 2015 DUBUQUE — Gail Chavenelle simply thinks it, and it appears. more »»



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