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Dreams of ubiquitous social robots still aren’t coming true

Money & Markets

Hopes that the tech industry was on the cusp of rolling personal robots into homes are dimming now that several once-promising consumer robotics companies have shut down. The latest casualty was San Francisco startup Anki, maker of the playful toy robot Cozmo, which upon its release in 2016 ...

‘Hadestown’ leads Tony Award nominations

Entertainment

NEW YORK — “Hadestown,” singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s Broadway debut, earned a leading 14 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, followed by the jukebox musical “Ain’t Too Proud,” built around songs by the Temptations, which received a dozen nominations. The musical ...

Courthouse dome set for removal mid-May

Todays News

Marshall county officials said the tornado-damaged dome of the Marshall County Courthouse will be removed in a few weeks. The exact time of the removal is not set, but county buildings and grounds director Lucas Baedke said it will be the week of May 13. “When we get a nice day, the dome ...

Jury seated in local sex abuse trial

Todays News

Opening arguments in the trial of a local man charged with sexual abuse against a minor are expected Wednesday after jurors were seated Tuesday afternoon. Todd Phillip Lillibridge, 49, was charged with performing a sex act on a child under age 12, according to criminal complaints and ...

Lenihan awarded $50,000 computer science grant

Todays News

DES MOINES — Lenihan is one of six schools listed in an announcement from Gov. Kim Reynolds set to each receive a $50,000 grant through the Computer Science is Elementary project. The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and the Iowa Department of Education are partnering with business and ...

Annual Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros was a crowd pleaser

Todays News

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ Despite the rainy weather, hundreds of children and their guardians flocked to the Marshalltown Public Library Tuesday afternoon for its annual Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros - Children’s Day/Book Day. Activities included a parachute game, bean bag ...

Bench placed to honor fallen local Marine and comrade

Todays News

Forty-four years after his death, fellow veterans and locals still remember the ultimate sacrifice native son and late L/Cpl. Darwin Judge made for freedom. Judge, 19, and fellow Marine Security Guard Cpl. Charles McMahon, Jr., 21, of Woburn, Mass. were killed April 29, 1975 by a 122 mm North ...

Daily Record – April 30, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Monday • Shevaun Marie Bastarache made an initial appearance on a domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury or mental illness-first offense charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 ...

Marriott plans to expand further into home-sharing

Money & Markets

Marriott is pushing more heavily into home-sharing, confident that its combination of luxury properties and loyalty points can lure travelers away from rivals like Airbnb. The world’s biggest hotel company will start taking reservations this week for 2,000 homes in 100 markets in the U.S., ...

John Singleton, maker of ‘Boyz N the Hood,’ dies at 51

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood’s most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated “Boyz N the Hood” and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond, has died. He was 51. Singleton’s ...

Another legislative session in the books

Todays News

Another state legislative session has come and gone, this year a week earlier than scheduled. State Reps. Dean Fisher, R-Montour, and Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, as well as state Sen. Jeff Edler, R-State Center, said there was a lot of good work done in recent months. “I would say the ...

Lenihan awarded $50,000 computer science grant

Todays News

DES MOINES - Lenihan is one of six schools listed in an announcement from Gov. Kim Reynolds set to each receive a $50,000 grant through the Computer Science is Elementary project. The Governor's STEM Advisory Council and the Iowa Department of Education are partnering with business and ...

Yoga in the Park kicks off Saturday

Todays News

Yoga in the Park, held in the 13th Street District near the “Echo” sculpture, returns for the fifth season in a row from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Sponsored by the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA and the 13th Street District, these yoga sessions, aimed at beginner and intermediate levels, ...

Domestic abuse assault charge filed against woman

Todays News

Marshalltown police arrested and transported a local woman to Marshall County Jail on a charge of domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury. Shevaun Marie Bastarache, 44, was taken into custody after police determined she was the primary aggressor in the incident resulting from an ...

Child endangerment charges filed against man

Todays News

Marshalltown police arrested and transported to Marshall County Jail a local man on charges of child endangerment and domestic abuse assault-display use of a weapon. Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Marion Street Sunday on a possible case of domestic abuse, Capt. Brian Batterson ...

Commercial building damaged by fire

Todays News

There were no injuries reported at 7:31 p.m. on April 28 when the Marshalltown Fire Department responded with Marshalltown Police Department and UnityPoint EMS to 802 S. Third Ave., on a reported building fire. Upon arrival, MFD personnel found heavy smoke exiting from the roof vents and ...

A DAY IN THE LIFE — Y health and wellness director

Todays News

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series spotlighting various professionals in our community, highlighting the impact of their work. Have an idea for the series? Email sjordan@timesrepublican.com. Sweat glistens on Angie Paxson’s forehead as she leads the Tuesday morning Strength ...

Ahead of ‘The Irishman,’ Scorsese and De Niro look back

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Ahead of their much-anticipated and most recent collaboration, “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro convened at the Tribeca Film Festival to look back on their long partnership together. The talk, staged Sunday at New York’s Beacon Theatre, gave De Niro, ...

Student in the Spotlight — Auriedys Moya Maldonado

Todays News

Hoglan second-grader Auriedys Moya Maldonado, who goes by Auri, did not talk much when she came to Deb Friday’s class in the fall. That has all changed, though, and Auri is showing more and more confidence each day, adding to an already stellar work ethic. “I like to do art. I like to ...

Safety first

Todays News

Sunday afternoon in the Fareway parking lot, officers with the Marshalltown Police Department, in partnership with UnityPoint Health, offered folks free car seat checks. Officers made adjustments to the seats, when necessary, and replaced damaged or recalled seats too. Here, Officer Jacob Fogt ...