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Question mark over Erdogan as Turk parties jockey for power

June 21, 2015 ISTANBUL — Two weeks after Turkey’s parliamentary elections, experts agree on one thing: No one really knows what’s going to happen next. more »»

Police check out new lead on escaped New York prisoners

June 21, 2015 FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. — The search for two killers landed Saturday in New York’s southern tier near the Pennsylvania border, about 350 miles from the prison where they escaped two weeks ago. more »»

Texas turns away from criminal truancy courts for students

June 21, 2015 DALLAS — A long-standing Texas law that has sent about 100,000 students a year to criminal court — and some to jail — for missing school is off the books, though a Justice Department investigation... more »»

Sunni tribes, abandoned by Iraq, key to Islamic State fight

June 21, 2015 HABANIYAH, Iraq — Parading across a desert base, hundreds of Sunni tribesmen who graduated a crash training course stood ready to take on the Islamic State group on behalf of a government that many... more »»

State of fear: Survivors tell of life under IS rule

June 21, 2015 ESKI MOSUL, Iraq — When the Islamic State fighters burst into the Iraqi village of Eski Mosul, Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim knew his wife was in trouble. more »»

Al-Jazeera journalist detained in Berlin on Egyptian warrant

June 21, 2015 CAIRO — A prominent Al-Jazeera Arabic journalist was detained Saturday in Germany over an Egyptian arrest warrant, the Qatar-based broadcaster reported, the latest in a long series of legal... more »»

Not friends yet: Japan, S. Korea mark 50-year treaty

June 21, 2015 TOKYO — Foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea are holding a rare meeting Sunday on the eve of the 50th anniversary since their countries normalized relations marred by Japan’s colonization an... more »»

Train Car Derailment closes traffic in Marshalltown

June 20, 2015 Marshalltown PD: A train car derailment of non-hazardous materials at 12th Ave, 2nd St.& 12th St. will be closed for a period of time. Please choose an alternate route. more »»

Local church to hold vigil

June 20, 2015 Nine church-goers were killed in a shooting in Charleston, S.C. on Wednesday, and people across the country are in mourning, including Marshalltonians. more »»

A new teaching model

June 20, 2015 Four students — Susi, Christian, Xander and Sam — buzzed about a Miller Middle School classroom Monday, excited for lunch. more »»

BO BECKER

June 20, 2015 Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Marshalltown FAMILY LIFE  Pets: I have a pug named Winston. He is great, and everybody who knows me, knows he is a party anima. more »»

Defying conventions, Sanders emerges as a Clinton challenger

June 20, 2015 INDIANOLA — Bernie Sanders likes to call it “practicing democracy.” He doesn’t take the stage to a blaring soundtrac. more »»

New boat named after longtime Clear Lake firefighter

June 20, 2015 CLEAR LAKE — A new fire and rescue boat named after a longtime Clear Lake firefighter is ready for use. more »»

Iowa pools feel squeeze of decreasing lifeguard numbers

June 20, 2015 HOLSTEIN — Donna Bremer recalls a time some two decades ago when lifeguarding at the Holstein pool was one of the most sought-after summer jobs for teen. more »»

Iowa cemetery recognized on national historic register

June 20, 2015 DAVENPORT — For days on end, Dustin Oliver sat in the office of Davenport’s Oakdale Memorial Gardens, reading files and jotting down information to build a case that the cemetery should be listed on... more »»

 
 
 

 

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