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Guns in schools?

Todays News

Americans and Iowans are still reacting after the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla. that took 17 lives, and local officials have added their thoughts to the national discussion on arming school staff to protect students. “We have to exhaust the other avenues of creating a safe ...

Daily Record, Mar. 1, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Wednesday • Heather Lynn Cole, of Des Moines, made an initial appearance on two counts of a forgery charge, two counts of a theft-third degree charge and two counts of an identity theft charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The ...

Retailers Dick’s and Walmart take harder line against guns

Money & Markets

NEW YORK— Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart took steps Wednesday to restrict gun sales, adding two retail heavyweights to the growing rift between corporate America and the gun lobby. Dick's said it will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone ...

Bollywood mourners grieve for Sridevi

Entertainment

MUMBAI, India — Lining up for hours and visibly grief-stricken, thousands of mourning fans paid their respects to Bollywood icon Sridevi, who redefined the importance of the lead actress in India's male-dominated film industry. She died in Dubai over the weekend and her body was flown home ...

Untiedt remains undecided on re-count

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TIMES-REPUBLICAN Second ward candidate Bob Untiedt told the Times-Republican Wednesday he will make a decision by the end of day today to challenge, or not challenge Tuesday night’s second ward special election results. Untiedt, a Davenport-area native who manages the Orpheum Theater ...

A call to step down

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The Marshall County Communications Commission meeting this week included discussion on several topics and concerns; one concern dealt with the process of approving acceptance letters for 911 operators as commission employees. Some members of the commission opposed commission Chairman and ...

Library board talks book sale results, building safety

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The Marshalltown Public Library board of trustees met earlier this week to discuss the results of the annual Friends of the Library book sale, and reflect upon making any changes to current building security, in light of recent national events. “The Friends of the Library raised $3,200 ...

A behind the scenes look

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Wednesday morning and afternoon, T-R reporter Mike Donahey led two tour groups, consisting of home-schooled children and their parents, where he shared interesting facts about the inner workings of the newspaper business, as well as information on the T-R’s roots in the historic downtown ...

Too close to call

Todays News

Two votes. That was a margin of victory — albeit unofficial — Gabe Isom earned over Bob Untiedt in Tuesday’s second ward special election. Isom tallied 96 votes to Untiedt’s 94. Untiedt told the Times-Republican late Tuesday night he would make a decision today to challenge, or ...

Daily Record, Feb. 28, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Tuesday • Robert Charles Van Dee made an initial appearance on a threat of terrorism charge. Darrell Meyer is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on March 5. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only. • Joshua Wayne Riedle made ...

Trump campaign chief lends name to penny stock tied to felon

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — The political strategist and online guru who was named President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager Tuesday has a close financial relationship with a penny-stock firm with a questionable history that includes longstanding ties to a convicted fraudster, according to an ...

Long kryptonite to superheroes, the Oscars begin to relent

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Aside from the posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight") and best animated film for "The Incredibles," no superhero film has ever penetrated the top categories of the Academy Awards. Though regular honorees for their bombastic visual effects or thunderous, ...

Looking at changes

Todays News

Changes may be coming for a 28E agreement on 911 employee salaries and benefits after a Marshall County Communications Commission meeting Tuesday evening. The commission unanimously approved the creation of a subcommittee on personnel policies and management; that subcommittee will also ...

A slow thaw

Todays News

The Iowa River between the Highway 330 bridge and the downstream old railroad bridge remained in locked but weakened ice earlier this week. Air temps in the low 50s was gaining strength to melt ice from above. Warmer waters flowing under the ice are silently adding to the breakup. Once a ...

Many tires slashed on North 9th Street

Todays News

Marshalltown police are investigating a complaint lodged by at least nine residents in the 200 block of North 9th Street of car tires being slashed sometime Monday evening. A MPD report said police were assigned at 9:48 p.m. and arrived on scene at 9:50 p.m. “We are following up on the ...

Growing a community garden

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When the Marshalltown Neighborhood Revitalization Program began in this past January, it zeroed in on ways that areas of the community could be enriched and beautified. In a meeting held Tuesday at the Marshalltown Public Library, input was sought on starting a community garden that would be ...

A focal point

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Visitors to the Marshalltown High School main office are familiar with the mounted taxidermied bobcat on the back wall, but a new one was installed Monday morning in the school’s welcome center area, adjacent to the office. The new taxidermied bobcat is displayed under glass, complete with a ...

Daily Record, Feb. 27, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Monday • Alex Tejeda made an initial appearance on two counts of a possession of a controlled substance-third or subsequent offense charge, a possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance-first offense charge and a interference with official acts ...

Georgia GOP leader threatens Delta over cutting its NRA ties

Money & Markets

ATLANTA — Georgia's lieutenant governor on Monday threatened to prevent Delta Air Lines from getting a lucrative tax cut after the company ended its discount program with the National Rifle Association, in the latest fallout from a deadly school shooting in Florida. Delta is part of a ...

Vatican, Versace and Vogue team up for Met’s spring exhibit

Entertainment

ROME — The Vatican, Versace and Vogue are joining forces to show off the Catholic influences in fashion. The Vatican's culture minister joined Donatella Versace and Vogue's Anna Wintour on Monday to offer sneak peek of gorgeous Vatican liturgical vestments, jeweled miters and historic ...