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Historic downtown building gets makeover

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T-R PHOTO By MIKE DONAHEY The building housing The Optical Center, 116 W. Main St., has looked differently in the last few weeks with a brick replacement project underway. Built in 1892, the multi-story building is owned by Central Iowans Garland and Julie Schossow. It typifies many found ...

Daily Record, July 26, 2017

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Man arrested after restaurant break-in A local man is in the Marshall County Jail after a witness saw him fleeing a restaurant after hours and reported the incident to police. Carlos Mendoza, 21, was arrested earlier this week by the Marshalltown Police Department. Personnel quickly ...

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This May 16, photo shows new town homes under construction in Woodstock, Ga. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for May is released, Tuesday.

US home prices reach record high for 6th straight month

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WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices reached a new high in May for the sixth straight month, which may raise fears of another housing bubble roughly a decade after a previous one burst. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic national home price index, released Tuesday, increased 5.6 percent in May, ...

Kendrick Lamar is leader of MTV VMAs with 8 nominations

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NEW YORK — Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" is giving the rapper reason to brag: He is the leader of the MTV Video Music Awards with eight nominations. Lamar and his No.1 hit song are nominated for video of the year, artist of the year, best hip-hop video and other prizes. Katy Perry and The ...

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From this June 22 photo, Marshalltown City Administrator Jessica Kinser addresses audience during the first “City Budgeting 101” presentation at the public library. The final program is 6 p.m. Thursday at the library.

Aug. 1 vote on local option sales tax change slated

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Marshalltown voters will go to the polls Aug. 1 to approve or decline a measure to adjust the local option sales tax allocation. The city currently applies annual LOST revenue to 75 percent property tax relief, 20 percent capital improvements and 5 percent any legal purpose authorized by ...

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Trump weighs replacing Fed Chair Yellen with ex-Goldman exec

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's considering either re-nominating Janet Yellen for a second term as Fed chair or replacing her with someone else, possibly Gary Cohn, who leads his National Economic Council. Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal ...

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Philanthropist Barbara Sinatra dies at 90

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LOS ANGELES — Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent children's advocate and philanthropist who raised millions of dollars to help abused youngsters, died Tuesday. She was 90. Sinatra died of natural causes at her Rancho Mirage, California, home ...

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The vacation of a segment of county road, nuisance properties and Central Iowa Community Services were discussed at Tuesday’s Marshall County Board of Supervisors meeting, and all three members participated, though one wasn’t present. Board Vice President Dave Thompson, left, was available on a live video conference to discuss and vote with President Bill Patten, center, and member Steve Salasek, right.

Backup plan

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Backing up data is a good habit to keep, and the Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with another county to safeguard data at Tuesday’s regular meeting. “It’s a boilerplate document provided by Warren County to keep some of their information here,” said ...

AT&T tops Wall Street’s profit, revenue forecasts

Money & Markets

DALLAS — Shares of AT&T Inc. rose Tuesday after the company's second-quarter profit and revenue beat industry analysts' projections. The Dallas phone and video company also said that it still expects its $85 billion Time Warner deal to close this year. AT&T bought DirecTV in 2015 and ...

Lisbon to host 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

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LISBON, Portugal — Organizers say next year's Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Portugal will be hosting the annual event for the first time after Salvador Sobral, the singer representing the country this year, won in 2017. Sobral clinched Portugal's ...

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On Sunday, July 30 from 1-6 p.m., there will be free admission to the Marshalltown Aquatic Center, courtesy Mitchell Family Funeral Home. The gesture is in remembrance of the four children who drowned in the Iowa River the summer of 2012.

Annual Free Swim Day slated for Sunday

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The sweltering heat of summer leads many folks — especially children — to seek bodies of water in which to cool down. Because not everyone can afford to go to waterparks and pools, local businessman Marty Mitchell wants to ensure that at least one day a year, cost is not a barrier in taking ...

Senate rejects repeal and replace

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WASHINGTON — Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted, at last, Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being ...

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James Mathew Bradley Jr., left, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing, Monday, in San Antonio. Bradley was arrested in connection with the deaths of multiple people packed into a broiling tractor-trailer.

Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger group

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SAN ANTONIO — Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said ...

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In this June 13, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, as he testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump.

Trump cranks up heat on Sessions, says ‘time will tell’ fate

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump cranked up the heat Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, scorning him as "very weak" and refusing to say whether he'll fire the nation's top law enforcement officer and his onetime political ally. It was an extraordinary public rebuke, and even fellow ...

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In this March 14, file photo, Jowan Osterlund from Biohax Sweden, holds a small microchip implant, during a party at the co-working space in central Stockholm. Three Square Market in River Falls, Wis., is partnering with Sweden's BioHax International, offering to microchip its employees.

Wis. company offers to microchip employees

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A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand. Three Square Market, also known as 32M, said more than 50 employees are voluntarily getting implants Aug. 1 at what ...

Survivor of deadly California crash blames social media

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FRESNO, Calif. — A 14-year-old survivor of a deadly car crash in California that was livestreamed on Instagram said she isn't mad at anyone and doesn't blame the driver. Instead, Manuela Seja blamed social media, which she said has taken over people's lives and is only going to become more ...

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This March 23, 2011, photo shows the El Dorado Correctional Facility near El Dorado, Kan. Guards at the facility say two previously unreported mass disturbances during which inmates took control for hours of parts of facility preceded a June 2017 prison uprising. Low staffing, overcrowding and general tensions have created dangerous conditions, and fears of working there have led to a mass exodus of experienced staff.

2 unreported uprisings at troubled Kansas prison

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WICHITA, Kan. — Inmates at a Kansas prison housing some of the state's most dangerous criminals twice took control of the prison yard for hours in recent months, setting a fire, trying to create barricades and breaking into a security office, in mass disturbances not previously disclosed by ...

Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise

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LOS ANGELES — The caller who rang Valerie Sobel's cellphone had a horrifying message: "We have Simone's finger. Do you want to see the rest of her in a body bag?" Then came the sound of her daughter, screaming in terror. "She called me Mom (and said) 'I'm terrified, please help,' " Sobel ...

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A large crowd of mourners pray together at the funeral of Mohammed al-Jawawdeh, a 16-year-old Jordanian, who was killed on Sunday evening by an Israeli security guard who said he was attacked by him with a screw driver, on Tuesday, in Amman, Jordan.

Thousands join Muslim prayer protests over Jerusalem shrine

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JERUSALEM — Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site Tuesday, heeding a call by clergy to not enter the shrine despite Israel's seeming capitulation when it removed metal detectors it installed there a week earlier. Muslim leaders said ...