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Manhattan crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3

February 6, 2016 NEW YORK — A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris tha... more »»

Doctor gets 30 to life following painkiller overdose deaths

February 6, 2016 LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison in a landmark cas... more »»

2 planes crash in mid-air, plunge into ocean

February 6, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Two small planes collided in midair Friday and plunged into the ocean off of Los Angeles harbor. There was no immediate word of any survivors, authorities said. more »»

Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

February 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible... more »»

In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

February 6, 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO — In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms... more »»

Singing Valentines add romance to the holiday

February 5, 2016 When flowers or candy just don’t convey your feelings for that special someone on Valentine’s Day, the Marshalltown Men’s Chorus is offering — for the 12th year in a row — singing valentines on Feb. more »»

Roundhouse celebration to recognize present donors and past greats

February 5, 2016 The Marshalltown High School Roundhouse gymnasium is to be the site of a symbolic basketball game. On Friday Feb. more »»

Aspen Dental opens office in Marshalltown

February 5, 2016 Aspen Dental held the grand opening of its Marshalltown office Thursday, welcoming new patients and scheduling appointments. more »»

Local Ash Wednesday outreach scheduled

February 5, 2016 Jesus brought the good news of the Gospel to fishermen at the docks, to shoppers in the markets and villagers drawing water at the wells. Similarly, Rev. more »»

Pollster warned University of Iowa of ‘party school image’

February 5, 2016 IOWA CITY — A Republican pollster warned the University of Iowa a year ago that its public standing was suffering from an image as a heavy-drinking school where sexual assault was too common,... more »»

Iowa Democrats offer bill to end Medicaid privatization

February 5, 2016 DES MOINES — Iowa Senate Democrats said Thursday that they plan to pass a bill next week that would halt Republican Gov. more »»

Iowa Republicans look to eliminate ‘sanctuary cities’

February 5, 2016 DES MOINES — Republicans in the Iowa House are seeking to force police and sheriffs’ offices to tell U.S. more »»

World pledges $10B for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak

February 5, 2016 LONDON — World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria’s civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said “will... more »»

Shadowing for success

February 4, 2016 Although they may not know it, area high schoolers have a resource at hand that may help them identify a future career. more »»

Convicted killer Irving dead

February 4, 2016 The Marshalltown man convicted in the smothering death of a local woman has died. more »»

Local consensus: ‘Crime Stoppers is working’

February 4, 2016 The verdict is in. The local Crime Stoppers program is a success after only five months of operation. It has received 60 tips as of Tuesday, said Capt. more »»

Fisher to seek re-election

February 4, 2016 GARWIN — State Rep. Dean Fisher, R-Garwin, has announced he will seek re-election to the Iowa House in 2016 to represent District 72 for a third ter. more »»

Fire causes $30,000 in damage

February 4, 2016 An alert passer-by and prompt action by a Marshalltown police officer helped prevent more fire damage to a home at 206 N. 4th Ave. early Tuesday morning. more »»



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