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Carolinas politicians get payouts from lender

December 17, 2014 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Soon after taking office, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. more »»

Curiosity rover detects spikes of methane at Mars

December 17, 2014 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet’s atmospher. more »»

Aussie leader: System failed to track siege gunman

December 17, 2014 SYDNEY — Australia’s prime minister acknowledged Wednesday that the nation’s security system failed to keep track of a gunman responsible for a deadly siege at a Sydney cafe, and promised a... more »»

Israel arrests Jewish extremist group

December 17, 2014 JERUSALEM — Israeli police on Tuesday arrested 10 Jewish activists from an extremist group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence, including its leader, in the first major clampdown against a fringe... more »»

Cuba’s Silvio Rodriguez to USAID: ‘go to hell’

December 17, 2014 HAVANA — One of Cuba’s most famous musicians is telling the U.. more »»

Rain could spell trouble for Calif. water conservation

December 17, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — After California’s driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on... more »»

Family sues over fatal shooting at Wal-Mart

December 17, 2014 CINCINNATI — The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man’s... more »»

All in the family

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Robbery suspect sought

December 16, 2014 Law enforcement is continuing its investigation into an overnight armed robbery. At about 2:46 a.m. Tuesday, the Marshalltown Police Department responded to Jiffy convenience store, 111 S. 3rd Ave. more »»

Annual instructional support levy process underway

December 16, 2014 Marshalltown Community School District board members took the first step in implementing its annual instructional support levy, reviewed board policies and learned of a statewide art educators even... more »»

Lavender makes initial appearance in district associate court

December 16, 2014 Jeremy Lynn Lavender, 29, Marshalltown, made his initial appearance Monday morning on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm before Judge Kim Riley in district associate cour. more »»

MPD investigating alleged improper relationship

December 16, 2014 The Marshalltown Police Department is investigating an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student and a school district employe. more »»

Tama supervisors review Discovery program

December 16, 2014 TAMA — The Tama County Board of Supervisors addressed a handful of issues during its meeting this week. more »»

Holiday concert

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Branstad seeks to end Iowa GOP straw poll

December 16, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing to end the state’s Republican straw poll, but the state party chairman says the event may still go on next year. more »»

Halal beef supplier vows to contest fraud charges

December 16, 2014 CEDAR RAPIDS — A food supplier falsely marketed beef to Muslims around the world for years as meeting strict halal standards, exporting products that weren’t slaughtered in accordance with Islamic... more »»

Officials find trace of emerald ash borer in southern Iowa

December 16, 2014 DES MOINES — A tiny beetle known for destroying ash trees is spreading in Iowa, state officials said Monday, and they predict infestations of the pest will pop up at a higher rate in 2015. more »»



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