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Celebrating 101 years of life

December 19, 2014 Agatha Hyland of Marshalltown marked her 101st birthday Thursday with a celebration at Southridge Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Agatha Beschorner near Churdan on De. more »»

Appeals fail for ex-Iowa workers on no-hire list

December 19, 2014 IOWA CITY — Holly Rider wanted to return to work at Glenwood Resource Center, a state-run facility for people with disabilities in southwest Iowa, when she saw openings this yea. more »»

Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

December 19, 2014 BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the... more »»

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

December 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. more »»

Planned homeless shelter worries business owners

December 19, 2014 IOWA CITY — Some business owners are uneasy about a planned temporary homeless shelter in Iowa City aimed at keeping people warm during the winter. more »»

Man dead after exchanging gunfire with MPD

December 18, 2014 An investigation into an early-morning shooting incident between local law enforcement and a Marshalltown man, resulting in the man’s death, continues. more »»

United Way 2014-15 campaign a success

December 18, 2014 Nancy Steveson fought back tears of joy and gratitude as she offered a collective thank you to the community Wednesday during the final campaign reporting luncheon for the Marshalltown Area United... more »»

Library seeks funding for public art display

December 18, 2014 Funds are being sought by the Marshalltown Public Library for the addition of artwork in the prairie garden. The library’s board of trustees met this week to discuss budget and operations. more »»

Two police vehicles involved in crash

December 18, 2014 On Wednesday, December 17, at approximately 6:50 p.m. more »»

Toy drive

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US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

December 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and... more »»

Fears fanned by hackers bring down Sony film

December 18, 2014 NEW YORK — A U.S. more »»

Iowa jury finds man guilty of killing parents with machete

December 18, 2014 CEDAR RAPIDS — A jury has convicted a man charged with killing his parents with a machete on the Meskwaki Nation Settlement in Iowa. more »»

Effort to draft Warren into ‘16 race lands in Iowa

December 18, 2014 DES MOINES — Liberal activists eager to draft Sen. more »»

Voter rights groups seek changes to online rule

December 18, 2014 DES MOINES — A proposed rule allowing Iowa residents to register to vote online would exclude anyone without a driver’s license or photo ID and must be fixed, voting rights advocates said Wednesday. more »»

14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

December 18, 2014 BOSTON — Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers’ gloved fingertips. more »»

Doctor says Oklahoma inmate suffered in execution

December 18, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY — A doctor who examined the body of an Oklahoma inmate who died during a botched execution told a federal judge Wednesday that he is convinced the man suffered after being declared... more »»

Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises

December 18, 2014 MOSCOW — Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in... more »»

Colombian rebels announce cease-fire

December 18, 2014 HAVANA — Colombia’s largest rebel group announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire Wednesday, saying guerrillas will refrain from staging attacks so long as they aren’t targeted by the U.S. more »»



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