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New prison for drug boss ‘El Chapo’ seen as less secure

May 9, 2016 MEXICO CITY — Questions arose on both sides of the border about the decision to relocate convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to a region that is one of his cartel’s strongholds, and a... more »»

The road to motherhood

May 8, 2016 Sarah Trosen, a Minnesota native, who relocated to Marshalltown last summer to serve as the children’s pastor at Restore Church, always believed she would become a mother, either biologically or... more »»

Sodders seeks re-election to Iowa Senate

May 8, 2016 Editor’s note: The June 7 primary election is drawing near and the Times-Republican asked those candidates in uncontested races to share their thoughts about why they are vying for elective office. more »»

Astronomy Days coming to the library May 11 and 14

May 8, 2016 As a way of sparking a passion for astronomy in youngsters, the Amateur Astronomers of Central Iowa club will set up solar telescopes outside the Marshalltown Public Library, Wednesday May 11 and... more »»

Iowans of the Stage and Screen

May 8, 2016 Editor’s note: This article is the latest in a monthly series highlighting the personalities featured in the Exhibit Hall at the Orpheum Theater Center. more »»

Officials hope to complete Alberta wildfire evacuation

May 8, 2016 LAC LA BICHE, Alberta — Canadian officials hoped to complete the mass evacuation of work camps north of Alberta’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Saturday, fearing a growing wildfire could... more »»

Police file multiple murder charges in shooting spree deaths

May 8, 2016 ROCKVILLE, Md. — A federal security officer is now facing multiple murder charges in a shooting spree across three Maryland parking lots that left three people dead. more »»

At what age an adult? Many in La. say 17 is too young

May 8, 2016 LAFAYETTE, La. — At 17, Devin Harris is not old enough to buy a pack of cigarettes. more »»

London’s new Muslim mayor vows to be leader for everyone

May 8, 2016 DUBLIN — Sadiq Khan has a simple, striking message for Londoners: He won’t be merely a Muslim mayor, but a leader for all. more »»

Kim Jong Un says Pyongyang won’t use nukes first

May 8, 2016 PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said during a critical ruling party congress that his country will not use its nuclear weapons first unless its sovereignty is invaded, state... more »»

Afghanistan faces hard battle as Haqqanis unify the Taliban

May 8, 2016 ISLAMABAD — A shadowy, Pakistan-based militant faction is on the rise within the Taliban after its leader was appointed deputy and played a key role in unifying the fractured insurgency. more »»

School superintendent candidate eager to meet Marshalltown’s challenges

May 7, 2016 The second of four Marshalltown school superintendent candidates has run through a gauntlet of interview. more »»

Raids yield seven arrests locally

May 7, 2016 Seven people were brought into custody following the early-morning raids Thursday in Marshalltow. more »»

Smith seeks re-election to statehouse

May 7, 2016 Editor’s note: The June 7 primary election is drawing near and the Times-Republican asked those candidates in uncontested races to share their thoughts about why they are vying for elective office. more »»

Serving Christ, serving others

May 7, 2016 In honor of Pope Francis declaring 2016 as the “Year of Mercy,” students at St. Francis Catholic School in Marshalltown continue to look for ways to reach out to others in a Christ-like manner. more »»

15 Minutes

May 7, 2016 JOHN BLABAUM Resides: We have a Liscomb Zipcode. However, home is midway between Liscomb and Conrad “as the crow flies.” Hometown: Highland, Wisc., population 695, with seven taverns. more »»

 
 
 

 

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