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No break from the books

April 18, 2014 While their classmates took the opportunity to sleep in or took a trip down south, the first day of spring break at Marshalltown High School found more than a dozen students back in school. more »»

Facebook scam targets local residents

April 18, 2014 The Marshalltown Police Department is warning the community about a Facebook scam targeted at Marshalltown residents. more »»

‘Polar Plunge the Y Way’

April 18, 2014 The national “Polar Plunge for Landon” fundraising challenge campaign — with proceeds providing help to a small Missouri baby — found its way to Marshalltown Wednesday evening. more »»

Chairman: Branstad staff pressured board on hires

April 18, 2014 DES MOINES — The chairman of the state’s Public Employment Relations Board said Thursday that two aides to Gov. more »»

Iowa Democrats consider expanding caucus access

April 18, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa Democrats are looking to expand access to the state’s presidential caucuses to people who are typically unable to attend them, a tricky task with these local political meetings tha... more »»

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now

April 18, 2014 GENEVA — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military... more »»

Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

April 18, 2014 MOKPO, South Korea — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said... more »»

Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

April 18, 2014 GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. more »»

Marshalltown named Iowa Great Place

April 17, 2014 Marshalltown has been named an Iowa Great Place and in the process will receive $350,000 from the Department of Cultural Affairs. more »»

Church wants rezoned to get larger sign

April 17, 2014 A Marshalltown church looking for a larger sign is asking the city council to consider rezoning. more »»

Starting local foods business takes courage, tenacity

April 17, 2014 AMES — Starting a local foods business takes tenacity, fearlessness, a good feasibility plan. It also takes patience and time to execute a business plan. more »»

Despite ruling, Iowa to bar all felons from voting

April 17, 2014 IOWA CITY — Iowa elections officials will continue to bar convicted felons from voting despite a landmark state Supreme Court ruling that suggests not all of them lost their voting rights, a... more »»

Federal money could have paid settlements

April 17, 2014 DES MOINES — An official of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services said Wednesday that some federal money may have been used to pay former state employees to keep quiet about settlement... more »»

Branstad’s tax return shows income of $234,907

April 17, 2014 DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad released his tax returns Wednesday, showing he earned $234,907 and paid $28,298 in federal taxes in 2013. more »»

Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

April 17, 2014 SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government... more »»

Authorities: Iowa suspect is longtime fugitive

April 17, 2014 WATERLOO — Authorities say a man being held in Waterloo is a fugitive of more than 40 years from North Carolina. more »»

Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

April 17, 2014 BOSTON — The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial cour... more »»

City transit to review services

April 16, 2014 Any new change made to the Marshalltown Municipal Transit will be thoroughly reviewed and require input from the local Hispanic, Burmese and Sudanese communities. more »»



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