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Peace march, demonstration slated for Saturday

February 27, 2015 A community peace march/demonstration and gathering is slated for this Saturday in Marshalltown to honor the victim in a recent fatal shooting. Organizers will march from 1-3 p.m. more »»

House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

February 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department while leaving in place Obama... more »»

Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

February 27, 2015 BEIRUT — Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activist... more »»

Lawmakers try to find compromise on education funding

February 27, 2015 DES MOINES — At odds over education funding, Iowa lawmakers began meeting Thursday to attempt to find a compromise. more »»

Dog involved in Burlington police shooting ruled not vicious

February 27, 2015 BURLINGTON — The Burlington Animal Board has decided that a dog involved in a fatal police shooting of a woman was not dangerous or vicious and should be returned to its owners. more »»

Iowa Senate panel approves different broadband bill

February 27, 2015 DES MOINES — The path to passing Gov. more »»

A late February snow

February 26, 2015 more »»

Beet juice, corn provide an edge for innovative deicers

February 26, 2015 Beets and corn are renown as a healthy vegetables, but when mixed with other deicers, they can effectively melt snow and ice too. more »»

Suspect sought for questioning in Grant Park Apartments burglary

February 26, 2015 The Marshalltown Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying a suspect sought for questioning in connection with a burglary at Grant Park Apartments, 1 W. Grant St. more »»

Gladbrook-Reinbeck School Board votes to close Gladbrook Campus

February 26, 2015 In a packed gymnasium on the Gladbrook Campus, citizens, parents, students, and teachers came to the Gladbrook-Reinbeck CSD Board of Education meeting on Wednesday evening, February 25, to hear the... more »»

Gov. Terry Branstad signs fuel tax increase into law

February 26, 2015 DES MOINES — Fuel prices will soon go up in Iowa, after Gov. Terry Branstad signed a tax increase into law Wednesday. Under the law, the state fuel tax will rise by 10 cents a gallon starting Sunda. more »»

Conservation board raising dollars for playscape

February 26, 2015 The Marshall County Conservation Board wants to bring children and adults back to nature in a fun way. That is why the board hopes to break ground on a nature playscape at Grimes Farm this July. more »»

Deal sets up Homeland Security vote in Senate

February 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the agency without immigration-related provisions... more »»

US-Israel quarrel intensifies over Netanyahu speech

February 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Trading barbs, the U.S. more »»

School bullying legislation advances in Legislature

February 26, 2015 DES MOINES — Legislation aimed at reducing school bullying in Iowa advanced in the Legislature on Wednesday, but it remains unclear if it will have enough support to get to Go. more »»

Senate panel approves bill on higher speed limit for highways

February 26, 2015 DES MOINES — The speed limit could be increased to 75 mph on some Iowa highways under a measure a Senate panel approved Wednesday. more »»

Despite acquittal, court rules Iowa can keep seized cash

February 26, 2015 IOWA CITY — State government agencies can keep $33,000 in cash seized from a man acquitted of drug possession, a court ruled Wednesday in a case that detailed how the Iowa State Patrol targets... more »»

70-vehicle pileup in snowy Maine leaves at least 17 injured

February 26, 2015 ETNA, Maine — More than 70 vehicles got tangled up in a series of chain-reaction pileups Wednesday along a snowy stretch of Interstate 95 in Maine, injuring at least 17 people, state police sai. more »»

3 in NY, Florida accused of plot to join Islamic State group

February 26, 2015 NEW YORK — Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the United States, and federal officials said one of them... more »»

Spacewalking astronaut safe after water leaks into helmet

February 26, 2015 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. more »»



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