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Time to check Medicare Part D plans

October 8, 2014 Now is the time for central Iowans on Medicare to start their annual Part D check-up. more »»

Turkey: Syrian town poised to fall to militants

October 8, 2014 MURSITPINAR, Turkey — Islamic State fighters were poised to capture a strategic Syrian town on the Turkish border, Turkey’s president warned Tuesday, even as Kurdish forces battled to expel the... more »»

LED there be light: 3 share Nobel for blue diode

October 8, 2014 STOCKHOLM — An invention that promises to revolutionize the way the world lights its homes and offices — and already helps create the glowing screens of mobile phones, computers and TVs— earned a... more »»

Iowa regents tighten oversight of firm’s expenses

October 8, 2014 IOWA CITY — The consulting firm advising Iowa’s public universities on how to cut costs has been reimbursed $366,000 for expenses submitted without receipts, but will face tighter oversight going... more »»

Appeals court upholds Idaho, Nevada gay marriage

October 8, 2014 BOISE, Idaho — A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 other states. more »»

Drug agency sued over its fake Facebook account

October 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine... more »»

Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info

October 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users. more »»

North Korea acknowledges labor camps for first time

October 8, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — North Korea publicly acknowledged the existence of its labor camps for the first time Tuesday, an admission that appeared to come in response to a highly critical U.N. more »»

Mexico federal police take over city after attacks

October 8, 2014 IGUALA, Mexico — On the day 43 students disappeared in this southern Mexican town, the mayor’s wife was giving a speech to local dignitaries on family social services. more »»

Israel fires into Lebanon after Hezbollah attack

October 8, 2014 JERUSALEM — Israel fired toward Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon on Tuesday after the Shiite guerrillas set off an explosion along the tense border that wounded two Israeli soldiers, in the... more »»

District purchases properties, plans for future demolition

October 7, 2014 The Marshalltown Community School District purchased a set of four properties adjacent to Rogers Elementary School with plans to demolish them in the futur. more »»

Collins jury trial set

October 7, 2014 The Marshalltown man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl will stand trial in December. Branden M. more »»

Six firms to be interviewed on police station design

October 7, 2014 Six firms have been selected to be interviewed by the city’s Public Safety Advisory Committee for the possible creation of a new police station for the city. more »»

Man brings guns to high school parking lot

October 7, 2014 A State Center man has been charged with a felony after police found three kinds of weapons on the hood of his truck in the parking lot of an area schoo. more »»

Brothers caught with firearms

October 7, 2014 Two Marshalltown brothers were charged with felonies after their homes were searched and officials discovered firearms, marijuana and heroin. Jerry J. Oden Jr., 44 and Marcel E. more »»

MHS staff member let go by board

October 7, 2014 A Marshalltown High School paraeducator’s employment has been terminated. Katie Warnell, a teacher’s aide at MHS, was terminated after action taken by the Marshalltown School Board Monday night. more »»

Students ‘wow’ Salvation Army

October 7, 2014 A local elementary school collected more than 1,200 nonperishable food items for the Salvation Army’s food drive. J.C. Hoglan Elementary School, 2306 S. Third Ave. more »»

UI to increase funding to combat sexual assault

October 7, 2014 IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa plans to increase its funding for positions aimed at combating sexual assault. more »»



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