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Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor

September 18, 2014 Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks. more »»

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

September 18, 2014 EDINBURGH, Scotland — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decisio. more »»

15 detained in Australian counterterrorism raids

September 18, 2014 SYDNEY — Australian police detained 15 people on Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian soi. more »»

Local candidates weigh in on poverty issue

September 17, 2014 Six local political candidates offered their ideas in dealing with poverty in our area at a forum Tuesday at Marshalltown Community College. more »»

Climatologist predicts a cooler fall, mild winter

September 17, 2014 Just because it’s cold now, doesn’t mean this winter will be brutal. more »»

Body found in the Iowa River identified

September 17, 2014 Authorities have positively identified the man whose body was found in the Iowa River over the weekend. Dr. more »»

Handgun fired at local trailer park

September 17, 2014 A Marshalltown man is charged with a felony after he allegedly fired a handgun multiple times at a local mobile home. more »»

Man assaults wife while she was holding their toddler

September 17, 2014 A Marshalltown man faces charges after he allegedly assaulted his wife while she was holding their 6-month-old child. Abraham . more »»

Braley focuses effort on college affordability

September 17, 2014 With student loan debt totaling $1.2 trillion, U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, has come up with his College Affordability Plan to help ease the debt load on students. more »»

Water Works will replace equipment

September 17, 2014 Marshalltown Water Works will start to replace some of its equipment. more »»

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

September 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday... more »»

Obama’s Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

September 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. more »»

Report: Many Iowa schools not meeting standards

September 17, 2014 DES MOINES — About two-thirds of Iowa’s public schools did not meet educational targets set by the No Child Left Behind Law during the latest academic year, according to a report released Tuesday. more »»

Branstad offers plan for workforce development

September 17, 2014 DES MOINES — Gov. more »»

Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

September 17, 2014 BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. more »»

Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

September 17, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS — The cities of Minneapolis and St. more »»

Anheuser-Busch, McDonald’s voice NFL disapproval

September 17, 2014 Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League’s recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising. more »»

CDC study: Americans’ bellies are expanding fast

September 17, 2014 CHICAGO — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a... more »»

Feds launch policing bias study

September 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in... more »»

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

September 17, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting... more »»



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