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Nissan’s second thoughts on UK-made SUV add to Brexit worry

Money & Markets

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy took another blow Sunday when Nissan canceled plans to make its new SUV in northern England amid continued uncertainty over the country’s future relations with the European Union. Nissan said it decided not to build the ...

Review: Thank U, Next: Maroon 5’s halftime show was basic

Entertainment

There’s a number of words you could use to describe Maroon 5’s halftime show performance: Empty. Boring. Basic. Sleepy. Skippable. Unfulfilling. Unnecessary. And those who came to help save the day didn’t do their jobs: If you blinked you would have missed that Travis Scott and Big Boi ...

Student in the Spotlight — Londyn Senethavysouk

Todays News

No matter the time of day or the class, Hoglan Elementary teachers and staff say second-grader Londyn Senethavysouk is ready to learn and be helpful. School counselor Eugene Ubben said he has known Londyn since she was in kindergarten. “She’s very dependable, very trustworthy and she ...

Looking back at Marshalltown severe weather

Todays News

The polar vortex that hit Marshalltown and the rest of the Midwest in the past week has so far resulted in the deaths of 21 people. U.S. Postal Service mail delivery was suspended at times and many schools and businesses closed their doors. Jan. 30, the coldest day of the polar vortex, saw a ...

Blackface photo stirs calls for Virginia governor to resign

Todays News

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam clung to office Sunday amid nearly unanimous calls from his own party to resign over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, going silent after a bizarre 24 hours in which he first admitted he was in the picture, then denied it. The ...

MMA fighter wanted in killings captured after escaping van

Todays News

CONROE, Texas — An MMA fighter suspected of killing two people, including an ex-girlfriend, was captured Sunday after escaping from a prisoner transport van in Texas, authorities said. Cedric Marks was taken into custody after a nine-hour manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies, ...

Pentagon sending another 3,750 troops to Southwest border

Todays News

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Sunday it will send 3,750 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to put up another 150 miles of concertina wire and provide other support for Customs and Border Protection. The additions will bring the total number of active-duty troops on the border to ...

Rep. Finkenauer visits Iowa Veterans Home

Todays News

For the first time since she was sworn in as the representative of Iowa’s First Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer stopped by the Iowa Veterans Home Saturday. She took a tour with Iowa Veterans Home Commandant Timon Oujiri and state Rep. Mark Smith. Oujiri shared details ...

Daily Record, Feb. 3, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Sheriff Arrests • On Friday, Irene Castellanos-Espinoza, 19, was arrested for failure to maintain registration, no insurance and driving while license is denied or revoked. • On Friday, Wesley Aaron Hala, 36, was arrested for domestic abuse assault-first offense. • ...

Parents of 2 Parkland victims want Pulitzer for local paper

Entertainment

PASADENA, Calif. — Two parents who lost daughters in last year’s Parkland, Florida, school shooting are calling for their local newspaper to win the Pulitzer Prize, saying the South Florida Sun Sentinel has stayed on the story to demand accountability long after the national media ...

Campaign aims to advance UnityPoint Health Birthing Center

Todays News

“Providing a safe and welcoming environment for birthing is one of the most important services a local hospital offers,” UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Foundation board member and past president Kathy McCune said. “Families value the opportunity to choose local when it comes to ...

Senate reasserts foreign policy role, reshapes Trump agenda

Todays News

WASHINGTON — Two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, his allies in Congress are quietly trying to influence and even reshape his “America First” foreign policy agenda. The Republican-led Senate is reasserting itself as a check on Trump’s instincts, while individual GOP lawmakers ...

Racist yearbook photo becomes a test for 2020 Democrats

Todays News

A racist photo tied to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam spurred the first major test for how Democratic presidential hopefuls will address racial tensions that have polarized American life. Nearly every major declared and potential Democratic candidate called for Northam’s resignation after ...

US sees limitations on reuniting migrant families

Todays News

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration says it would require extraordinary effort to reunite what may be thousands of migrant children who have been separated from their parents and, even if it could, the children would likely be emotionally harmed. Jonathan White, who leads the Health and ...

Marshalltown native enjoys success as a filmmaker

Todays News

LOS ANGELES — Moving out West to make it in the movie business — the dream of many, the actualization of few. Marshalltown native Aaron Gervich, 29, has spent the last few years living and working in Los Angeles learning the ins and outs of filmmaking. His short film “Claire Means ...

Brown family encourages donations to Animal Rescue League

Todays News

The Marshalltown Community is still coming to terms with the loss of 13-year-old Corey Brown. His love of pets has inspired an effort to raise money for the Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown. One of the Brown’s dogs, Cooper, was adopted from the rescue league. Such was his love of dogs ...

Daily Record, Feb. 2, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Friday • Heidi Renae Smith made an initial appearance on a operating while under the influence-first offense charge and a failure to maintain control charge. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Feb. 19. Smith is released on her promise to ...

US says 2 states must finish Colorado River drought plan

Money & Markets

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Two states in the U.S. West have work to do on a plan to combat the shrinking supply of Colorado River water that 40 million people depend on but that’s threatened by a prolonged drought, a federal official said Friday. Complex agreements among water users in California ...

What’s the Greenprint? Ask Beyonce

Entertainment

NEW YORK — So, what’s all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce’s Instagram feed? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. It helped that she also announced to her 123 million followers a sweepstakes for lifetime concert ...

Marshall County Courthouse opening delayed until fall

Todays News

County leaders announced the Marshall County Courthouse is not estimated to be open until the fall. The building was originally supposed to open around the one-year anniversary of the July 19, 2018 tornado. “Marshall County Board of Supervisors and Auditor/Recorder were optimistic that we ...