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UN inquiry head rejects N. Korea’s ‘honeyed words’

October 23, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — “A few honeyed words” by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of ... more »»

Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students

October 23, 2014 MEXICO CITY — Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars ... more »»

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

October 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the... more »»

FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

October 23, 2014 DENVER — The FBI said Tuesday that it’s investigating the possibility that three teenage girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. more »»

Teens’ travel renews concerns about terror appeal

October 23, 2014 DENVER — Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an “online predator” who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. more »»

3rd spacewalk in 3 weeks at space station

October 23, 2014 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts doubled as trash men Wednesday, heaving an old science experiment and two antennas overboard at the International Space Station. more »»

Boat ramps to be installed near Center Street bridge

October 22, 2014 Two boat ramps will be installed near the Center Street bridge for emergency operations. more »»

Wetmore will stay in Marshalltown

October 22, 2014 Randy Wetmore will stay in Marshalltown as the city administrator. Wetmore was one of four finalists for the city manager position in Joplin, Mo. more »»

Under construction but moving forward

October 22, 2014 Two buildings down, two more to go ... so far. The Blossom Building and McGregor’s building, both located on West Main Street in the Central Business District, have newly renovated facades. more »»

New speed limit approved by supervisors

October 22, 2014 Typically gravel roads in the county don’t have a posted speed limit and by Iowa Code the limit is 55 mph an hour. more »»

Vacant building catches on fire

October 22, 2014 A vacant building caught on fire this week, causing and $10,000 worth of damages. The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to the fire at 1011 Iowa Ave. West at about 7 a.m. more »»

Center Associates offers quality mental health services

October 22, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of articles about the partner agencies affiliated with the United Way of Marshall County. more »»

Local woman’s senior recital slated

October 22, 2014 Eliza Smith of Marshalltown will perform her senior recital — a major benchmark in her vocal music career — at 4:30 p.m. more »»

Don’t wait, see your doctor right away

October 22, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of stories highlighting the personal stories of those who are fighting or have battled cancer. more »»

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

October 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — North Korea’s reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to... more »»

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

October 22, 2014 The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola by requiring that... more »»

Graceland University placed on brief lockdown

October 22, 2014 LAMONI — Officials say a student is being questioned after the school was briefly on lockdown. more »»

Michelle Obama rallies voters in Iowa, Minnesota

October 22, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS — First lady Michelle Obama stumped for Democrats in Iowa and Minnesota Tuesday, calling on the young and minority voters who powered her husband’s rise to the presidency to help the... more »»

Schools scoured in search for ambush suspect

October 22, 2014 SWIFTWATER, Pa. more »»

 
 
 

 

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