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Biden associates resume discussion about presidential run

August 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son’s illness and following his death... more »»

Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties

August 2, 2015 EDWARDS, Colo. — Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasi. more »»

18-year-old Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies

August 2, 2015 RAMALLAH, West Bank — An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said. more »»

Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach

August 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress. more »»

Iowa DREAMer panel convenes at library

August 1, 2015 At “Every DREAMer Has a Story”, a Marshalltown Public Library event Friday evening, six DREAMers who live in Iowa told stories of their lives and struggles in the United States. more »»

Local leaders pleased with Fisher Controls-UAW contract

August 1, 2015 Emerson Process Management/Fisher Controls of Marshalltown and the United Auto Workers Local 893/Fisher Unit have reached an agreement on a new five-year contract. more »»

New BCLUW principal hopes to lead teachers, students to success

August 1, 2015 CONRAD — BCLUW High School has a new principal who is excited to begin her new dutie. more »»

RSVP places volunteers 55+ to meet local needs

August 1, 2015 The Central Iowa RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) matches people 55 or older with volunteer opportunities to best meet abilities, interests and experiences. more »»

15 Minutes

August 1, 2015 WENDY MOHLER Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Marshalltown FAMILY LIFE Family: I have a daughter, 22, and a son, 16. Pets: Three cats, one dog and two ferret. more »»

Iowa employee went to work for handgun vendor

August 1, 2015 IOWA CITY — An Iowa Department of Public Safety employee who helped draft a proposal to buy handguns for officers tipped off Smith & Wesson about the timing of the bidding process and was exploring ... more »»

With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic drilling

August 1, 2015 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating... more »»

Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

August 1, 2015 DUMA, West Bank — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli... more »»

Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion group

August 1, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of an abortion providers’ association by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly... more »»

Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in Africa

August 1, 2015 LONDON — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study... more »»

Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

August 1, 2015 BERLIN — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday... more »»

3 ex-TEPCO execs to face criminal charges in nuclear crisis

August 1, 2015 TOKYO — A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster. more »»

Eight to vie for school board

July 31, 2015 Eight Marshalltown Community School District residents hope to serve the public as school board members. But only four of seven board seats are up for a vote. more »»



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