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Memories painful on Chernobyl’s 30th anniversary

April 27, 2016 KIEV, Ukraine — As Ukraine and Belarus on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident with solemn words and an angry protest, some of the men who were sent to the site in... more »»

Al-Qaida says it killed Bangladesh gay activist, friend

April 27, 2016 NEW DELHI — The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killing of a gay rights activist and his friend, undermining the prime minister’s insistence just hours earlier... more »»

Arson suspected in six local fires

April 26, 2016 Six fires throughout Marshalltown in recent months are the work of arsonist, according to Marshalltown Fire Chief David Rierson. more »»

Village Coop makes 2nd lighting request

April 26, 2016 A second request for improved street lighting near the 50-unit Village Cooperative complex area — 935 W. Merle Hibbs Rd. more »»

Traffic stop nets weapons and drugs

April 26, 2016 A routine traffic stop by law enforcement late last week has yielded weapons, cash and drug. more »»

College Decision Day a non-issue for many Marshalltown grads

April 26, 2016 By Sunday, many college-bound students across the country must notify their institution of choice their acceptance of admission. more »»

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros slated for Friday

April 26, 2016 The 15th annual Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) will be held Friday from 4-5:30 p.m. more »»

New Infrastructure bill highlights maintenance issues in Iowa

April 26, 2016 DES MOINES — The Republican-controlled House on Monday passed a budget bill that would pay for some infrastructure projects in Iowa, but debate over the measure highlights growing maintenance issues... more »»

Prosecutor: Hundreds of pot plants grown where 8 were killed

April 26, 2016 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Four days after the calculated killings of eight people in rural Ohio, a prosecutor revealed Monday that marijuana was found at some of the crime scenes, including a grow-house... more »»

Parents of missing Mexican students slam government probe

April 26, 2016 MEXICO CITY — The parents of 43 missing students who disappeared in September 2014 accused Mexico’s government on Monday of lying to them, planting evidence and not adequately investigating the cas. more »»

Dubai pushes the pedal to the metal on driverless cars

April 26, 2016 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Already home to the world’s biggest skyscraper, Dubai has another tall order to fill: By 2030, its leader wants 25 percent of all trips on its roads to be done by... more »»

Saudi Arabia outlines reform plan for oil-addicted economy

April 26, 2016 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia unveiled a bold reform plan on Monday aimed at weaning the country off its “addiction” to oil in a bid to prepare the next generation of Saudi leaders for the... more »»

2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladesh

April 26, 2016 NEW DELHI — Unidentified assailants fatally stabbed two men in Bangladesh’s capital Monday night, including a gay rights activist who also worked for the U.S. more »»

Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same

April 26, 2016 HANNOVER, Germany — Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up “momentum” in the campaign t... more »»

Safe water a commitment for 140 years in Marshalltown

April 25, 2016 While residents of Flint, Mich. more »»

Traffic stop nets weapons and drugs

April 25, 2016 A routine traffic stop by law enforcement late last week has yielded weapons, cash and drug. more »»

Arson suspected in six local fires

April 25, 2016 Six fires throughout Marshalltown in recent months are the work of arsonist, according to Marshalltown Fire Chief David Rierson. more »»

Paola mentors younger student

April 25, 2016 Paola Dorado Robles, 9, a third grader at Woodbury Elementary School, has that sort of quiet resolve teachers find admirable. more »»

 
 
 

 

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