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In Libya’s anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

April 23, 2015 CAIRO — Libya’s chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. more »»

Drone found on roof of Japanese prime minister’s office

April 23, 2015 TOKYO — Japanese authorities said they were investigating after a small drone laced with traces of radiation was found Wednesday on the roof of the prime minister’s office, sparking concerns about... more »»

May 5 opening for local Dunkin’ Donuts

April 22, 2015 The Marshalltown area will soon be running on Dunkin’ Donuts. The store at 10 LaFrentz Lane will open at 5 a.m. more »»

Kloppenborgs gift Lincoln Valley Golf Course to State Center

April 22, 2015 STATE CENTER — It’s not every day a town with a population of 1,468 residents are given property that has the potential of making money for the community. more »»

Leedy, Harnack to sculpt the town

April 22, 2015 Renowned ceramics artists James Leedy and Tom Harnack are visiting Marshalltown May 1-3. On May 1, they will lead a demonstration for students at Marshalltown High School’s ceramics studio. more »»

Bankers offer advice for young couples starting out

April 22, 2015 For any young couple starting a life together, finances can create a giant headache at a time that should be joyous. more »»

Iowa River Greenbelt plan discussion slated

April 22, 2015 The public is invited to attend an initial meeting to discuss the development of an Iowa River Greenbelt Master Plan at the Liscomb Community Center at 6 p.m. April 28. more »»

Search for new South Tama superintendent under way

April 22, 2015 TOLEDO — The South Tama school board is hoping to select a new superintendent by the end of May. This week, the board met with . more »»

Smuggler’s mistake turned rescue into tragedy

April 22, 2015 CATANIA, Sicily — Rescue seemed so close at hand. A ship with experience plucking migrants from unseaworthy smuggler’s boats had arrived soon after the distress call went out. more »»

Iowa House OKs Branstad’s bill aimed at expanding broadband

April 22, 2015 DES MOINES — Service providers planning to expand high-speed Internet in Iowa through infrastructure work will be able to seek a 10-year property tax exemption under a broadband bill passed Tuesday... more »»

Branstad’s tax returns show 2014 income of $191,311

April 22, 2015 DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad released tax returns Tuesday showing that he earned $191,311 in 2014 and will end up paying $20,322 in federal taxes for the yea. more »»

Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; hundreds protest

April 22, 2015 BALTIMORE — The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious... more »»

NATO to hold major cyber defense drill in Estonia

April 22, 2015 TALLINN, Estonia — About 400 computer experts will participate in a major cybersecurity drill in Estonia this week as part of NATO’s efforts to upgrade its capability to counter potentially... more »»

Campaign against Yemen rebels enters new phase, Saudi says

April 22, 2015 NAJRAN, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia declared an end on Tuesday to its nearly monthlong “Decisive Storm” air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, and announced the start of a more limited militar... more »»

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

April 22, 2015 CAIRO — Egypt’s ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, was convicted of using force against protesters and sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday, the first verdict against him since he was... more »»

Pope accepts resignation of bishop who ignored abuse

April 22, 2015 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. more »»

US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

April 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — Fourteen years after the U.S. more »»

Lights, camera, Comets

April 21, 2015 The Comet News studio is a space brimming with the chatter of coaching and rehearsa. more »»

Wrongful death alleged at IVH

April 21, 2015 TIMES-REPUBLICAN The spouse of a late Iowa Veterans Home resident has filed a wrongful death suit against the facility, according to online court records. Rose Wilson filed the suit April 10. more »»

Alcohol still most commonly used drug in United States

April 21, 2015 While many people use alcohol in ways that are not detrimental to their health or safety of others, not every person who drinks does so in a responsible manner. more »»



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