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Former Madison County attorney law license suspended

March 28, 2015 DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday suspended a former county prosecutor’s law license for 18 months, finding he violated ethics rules long after he left public office by getting... more »»

Senate OKs GOP balanced-budget plan, following House

March 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP’s goals of slicing spending... more »»

Astronauts dock with space station for 1-year mission

March 28, 2015 BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — The capsule carrying a Russian and an American who are to spend a year away from Earth docked Saturday with the International Space Station. more »»

Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

March 28, 2015 DENVER — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. more »»

NY mayor: Someone may have ‘inappropriately’ tapped gas line

March 28, 2015 NEW YORK — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as... more »»

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

March 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he’s retiring... more »»

About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

March 28, 2015 JAKARTA, Indonesia — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have... more »»

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

March 28, 2015 ROME — Italy’s highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile... more »»

Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

March 28, 2015 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone’s 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to... more »»

Local education leaders update community members

March 27, 2015 About 50 people attended the second annual “State of the Schools” luncheon Thursday. Speakers included St. more »»

Local student gets reply from G.I. in Afghanistan

March 27, 2015 Oscar Morales, 11, a fifth grader at Lenihan Intermediate School in Marshalltown made a new friend recently. And he is half a world away. His new friend is Christopher M. Giordano, a U.. more »»

Juvenile playing with lighter causes house fire

March 27, 2015 A juvenile playing with a lighter in a bedroom caused an estimated $5,500 in damage to a multi-family home at 711 N. 4th Ave. in Marshalltown Wednesday evening. more »»

Making sure everyone is ‘Safe at Home’

March 27, 2015 DES MOINES — A bill designed to protect victims of domestic violence and others by keeping confidential their physical address from their abusers has passed the Iowa House unanimously. more »»

Former Marshalltown resident/author to visit library

March 27, 2015 The Marshalltown Public Library will host Elizabeth Collison, author and former Marshalltown resident, for a talk about her work at 2 p.m. today in the library meeting rooms. more »»

Branstad appointee faces conflict over pipeline

March 27, 2015 IOWA CITY — Gov. Terry Branstad’s pick to chair the Iowa Utilities Board acknowledged Thursday she has a potential conflict in a hotly-contested case on whether to build a major oil pipeline. more »»

Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

March 27, 2015 PARIS — Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus... more »»

‘Take time to think’

March 26, 2015 GARWIN — If life is a looking glass and we’re able to learn by gazing at other people’s hardships, then there is a world of knowledge to gain from Jeff Yalden. more »»



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