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Schutte lends perspective

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How are things at the Marshalltown schools? Strategic planning, open enrollment, new administrators and preschool were a few of the topics Marshalltown Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte touched upon at a Marshall County Republican Party meeting Friday. “In previous efforts, at least in ...

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J.C. Penney to shut 130-plus stores

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — J.C. Penney is joining its department store rivals in pruning its store numbers in an era of online shopping. Penney said Friday that it will close 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it tries to improve profitability. The company ...

Gun On Airplane

Derringer guilty; kept gun on plane, in airport

Entertainment

ATLANTA — Rock guitarist Rick Derringer has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $1,000 fine after stepping off a Delta Air Lines flight from Mexico with a loaded handgun in Atlanta's airport. Derringer told a federal air marshal he kept his gun with him on commercial airline flights 30 to 50 ...

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DAVE ADLAND Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Marshalltown FAMILY LIFE Family: Spouse is Judy. Son is Nick Greazel and daughter Bianca Greazel. Grandsons are Grant, Sam and Joe. Their father is Lance Greazel. Pets: Rocky, a yellow Labrador. Hobbies and interests: “Upcycling” wood, ...

China, France overtake US as top German trade partners

Money & Markets

BERLIN — New statistics show that China and France have overtaken the U.S. as Germany's largest trading partners. Germany's Federal Statistical Office reported Friday that trade between the country and China in 2016 totaled some 170 billion euros (currently $180 billion) worth of goods. ...

Richie recovering from knee procedure

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Lionel Richie says he won't recover from a knee procedure in time to launch his tour with Mariah Carey next month. The 67-year-old singer said in a statement Friday that their All The Hits Tour will be postponed until the summer. The 35-date trek was supposed to launch March 15 ...

Priebus

WH Chief of Staff asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

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WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official said late Thursday. The official ...

N.J. OKs pipeline through protected forest

Money & Markets

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests. The 15-member New Jersey Pinelands Commission voted to approve a plan by South Jersey Gas to ...

Purinton

Witnesses: Gunman shouted ‘get out of my country’

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OLATHE, Kan. — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help. Hours later, the 51-year-old former air ...

University of Iowa scholarship cuts criticized

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AMES — Students, parents and legislators are all unhappy about the University of Iowa's move to eliminate 2,500 scholarships in response to funding cuts, but there is disagreement about who is to blame. There's wide disagreement on whether the target of such exasperation should be the state ...

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People move through the airport hall at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday. According to police Friday, forensics has stated that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport. The announcement raised serious questions about public safety in a building that authorities went 11 days without decontaminating.

Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed brother of N. Korean leader

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Sometime in the hours after poisoning the half brother of North Korea's leader, one of his two attackers began to vomit, Malaysian police said Friday. It was apparently an early indication of the immensely powerful toxin that was used in the killing: the chemical ...

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Iraqi Federal police forces advance towards the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday. The advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike IS inside Syria

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MOSUL AIRPORT, Iraq — As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country's air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants. Meanwhile, at least 60 people were killed in IS ...

Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April

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SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border. The agency ...

US seeks to extradite ex-Guatemalan VP

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GUATEMALA CITY — The U.S. government will seek the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti and ex-Interior Minister Hector Mauricio Lopez Bonilla on drug trafficking charges, the embassy said in a statement Friday. Baldetti and Lopez Bonilla were indicted in the U.S. ...

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Pictured is the Iowa River Scenic Nature Trail route from Marshalltown to Steamboat Rock. A large committee of Hardin and Marshall County residents have been working aggressively the past three and one-half years to develop a paved, multi-purpose, 34-mile trail. In Marshalltown, trail construction is completed at Wilson Circle and along the route. Eventually it will proceed northwest to the end of Summit Street, then north along the former Iowa River Railroad right-of-way. Construction in Hardin County will commence this year.

Hardin County group awaits construction on Iowa River Trail

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After several years of work “laying the foundation” a volunteer group of Hardin County residents are eager to see construction begin this year on a portion of the Iowa River Trail. The group is the Iowa River Trail-Hardin Commission. Their mission: Over a period of years, link Hardin ...

Daily Record, Feb. 24, 2017

Daily Record

Man arrested for domestic abuse Marshalltown police responded to a call earlier this week at the local Super 8 motel in the 3300 block of South Center Street. After investigation, Horace Whack III, 42, was arrested on domestic abuse assault-impeding flow of air/blood — no loss of ...

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In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber's self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco. A self-driving car company founded by Google is accusing the former top engineer of stealing pivotal technology that is propelling Uber's effort to assemble a fleet of automated vehicles for its popular ride-hailing service.

Google-bred company accuses Uber of self-driving car theft

Money & Markets

SAN FRANCISCO — A self-driving car company founded by Google is colliding with ride-haling service Uber in a court battle revolving around allegations of betrayal, high-tech espionage and greed. The brewing showdown emerged late Thursday in a lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court ...

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Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dies at 66

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Fox spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer confirmed his death Thursday. Fox also aired a tribute to Colmes, narrated by ...