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2 UN peacekeepers killed in north Mali; 7 wounded

August 17, 2014 BAMAKO, Mali — The U.N. secretary-general says two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and seven wounded in a suicide attack in Mali. more »»

Another successful tractor restored

August 16, 2014 DES MOINES — During the 2013 Iowa State Fair, Tyler Casady, 17, of State Center, entered a tractor — a 1963 Allis-Chalmers D17 — that he restored and earned a purple ribbon. more »»

Fire chief interviews to be held next week

August 16, 2014 Three men will interview for the fire chief position next week. James Larsen, of Hampshire, Ill., David Rierson, of Kansas City, Mo., and Peter Smith, of Frankfort, Ill. more »»

College planning for future of Orpheum Theater

August 16, 2014 The Iowa Valley Community College District is undergoing a strategic planning process to assist with the future of the Orpheum Theater, a facility which ran budget deficits of at least $200,000 for... more »»

Reported child abuse cases drops sharply in Tama County

August 16, 2014 TOLEDO — Tama County ranked 11th in Iowa in cases of confirmed child abuse in 2012. In 2013, the ranking dropped to 63rd. more »»

County plans $225,000 culvert replacement

August 16, 2014 Marshall County Engineer Paul Geilenfeldt has plans so replace a concrete box culvert bridge on Marble Road (E18) with and expected price tag of $225,000. more »»

Williams’ films become popular in Marshalltown

August 16, 2014 Movies featuring the late Robin Williams can barely stay on the shelves at a local video rental store. Since the Williams’ death earlier this week, Family Video, 104 W. State St. more »»

15 Minutes

August 16, 2014 KAYLYNN HOING Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Marshalltown FAMILY LIFE Family: I live with my son, Nathaniel. He is 6, going on 7. I have a hard time believing how fast he is growing u. more »»

Police identify officer, allege teen robbed store

August 16, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48. more »»

Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine

August 16, 2014 KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia — NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. more »»

Texas’ Perry charged with coercion for veto threat

August 16, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. more »»

US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida coast

August 16, 2014 MIAMI — One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending... more »»

Police: Chemicals in tea due to earlier mix-up

August 16, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY — An industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier, authorities said Friday. more »»

Hundreds mourn AP video journalist killed in Gaza

August 16, 2014 PITIGLIANO, Italy — Several hundred mourners packed the ornate cathedral of this hilltop Tuscan town on Friday to remember Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli as a committed storyteller... more »»

Seeing Iraq horror, Europe pledges aid and arms

August 16, 2014 BRUSSELS — The European Union on Friday forged a unified response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee crisis, allowing direct arms deliveries to Kurdish... more »»

Ebola may leave 1M in need of food help

August 16, 2014 CONAKRY, Guinea — The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of goods, forcing the United Nations to plan food convoys for up to a million people as... more »»

US marshals capture fugitive fighter War Machine

August 16, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Fugitive mixed martial arts fighter War Machine was arrested Friday in California on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend so severely in Las Vegas that she feared for her life. more »»

Local Mullet Man headed back to fair

August 15, 2014 John Beaty said he was robbed when he didn’t win the best mullet contest at the Iowa State Fair in 2011. He’s back this year with the goal to win it. more »»

Committee takes next step in possible police station project

August 15, 2014 A request for qualifications (RFQ) to construct a new police station will be sent out to different firms within the next week. more »»



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