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Convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine

August 26, 2014 KRASNODON, Ukraine — For several evenings this month, convoys of military weaponry passed with clockwork-like regularity through Krasnodon, a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine near the porous borde... more »»

Mourners urge black Americans to take action

August 26, 2014 ST. LOUIS — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — recalling him as a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. more »»

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

August 26, 2014 NEW YORK — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. more »»

Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

August 26, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and a... more »»

Gaza attacks triggers Israeli exodus from border

August 26, 2014 JERUSALEM — Hundreds of Israelis left their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday, reflecting growing frustration over the war with Hamas and the Palestinian mortar fire raining down... more »»

Biofeedback equipment helping IVH residents

August 25, 2014 Retired U.S. Army Capt. Richard Kresser of Tacoma, Wash., successfully completed numerous missions stateside and in Afghanistan throughout his military career. more »»

Little Lady Liberty

August 25, 2014 GRUNDY CENTER — Just as the real Statue of Liberty welcomes visitors to New York Harbor, a smaller version welcomes those to the Grundy County Courthouse in Grundy Cente. more »»

Library can be accessed 24/7

August 25, 2014 Technology advances continue to help the Marshalltown Public Library reach a larger audience. more »»

Garwin Popcorn Stand dedicated

August 25, 2014 GARWIN — The Garwin City Park popcorn stand was dedicated recently in honor of a man whose commitment to the community may have been a cut above the res. more »»

New college research center aims to fight diabetes

August 25, 2014 IOWA CITY — Researchers in Iowa City hope to be one step closer to curing diabetes with the official opening of the University of Iowa Diabetes Research Center. The center’s director, Dr. E. more »»

Tractor murals attract visitors in rural Iowa

August 25, 2014 SILVER CITY, — A white outbuilding sees few visitors near a remote intersection in rural Mills County. more »»

US says American held in Syria has been freed

August 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of America... more »»

Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes

August 25, 2014 ROCHESTER, N.H. — Slain U.S. more »»

Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east

August 25, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — To shouts of “Fascists!” and “Hang them from a tree!” captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the streets of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday as bystanders pelte... more »»

History in flames: Belgium recalls Leuven’s ruins

August 25, 2014 LEUVEN, Belgium — A century after German forces burned down the Leuven University library, Marie Legrand still has visions of the horrid scene. more »»

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

August 25, 2014 NASSAU, Bahamas — Tropical Storm Cristobal grew in strength Sunday and lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested surf. more »»

Withstanding the wind

August 24, 2014 GRUNDY CENTER — Grundy Center special education teacher Ellen Stoner can remember teaching during a tornado warning with parents scrambling to try to pick up their kids. more »»

$1M bond set for local man accused of murder

August 24, 2014 A Marshalltown man is being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $1 million bond after authorities charged him with murdering his live-in girlfriend’s daughter. Branden M. more »»

Albion hopes to lure campers to vacant trailer park

August 24, 2014 ALBION — The town of Albion hopes to attract workers building the new Alliant Energy power plant to camp in the town while they are in the are. more »»



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