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First Baptist Church becomes Journey Church

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Founded in the 1860s, First Baptist Church, 700 E. Olive St., has recently changed its name to Journey Church, a move to better reflect its mission, programming and outreach. Associate Pastor Jake Rosekopf said the decision was reached after careful study and discussion over the past two ...

Man charged for spitting in police vehicle

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A Marshalltown man was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail last week for spitting repeatedly in a police vehicle and interfering with official acts. Criminal complaints and affidavits filed in Marshall County District Court said Hunter James Mills, 18, was told ...

Woman arrested for identity theft

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A local woman was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this week on a warrant resulting from charges of identify theft under $1,000 and forgery, according to two criminal complaints filed in Marshall County District Court. Sandra Lee Sweet, 37, was seen on ...

Daily Record, Jan. 15, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Monday • Daniel Eugene Vanwaardhuizen made an initial appearance on a parole violation charge. Christian Stickrod is appointed as counsel. The parole revocation hearing will be scheduled by the administrative court judge and the parole board. ...

Company known for deep cost-cutting offers to buy Gannett

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — A hedge fund-backed bid to buy Gannett Co., the publisher of USA Today and several other major dailies, is renewing fears of consolidation and job losses — as well as a decline in the quantity and quality of news coverage — in the already battered newspaper industry. MNG ...

Jimmy Fallon: Puerto Rican episode a ‘love letter’ to island

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Fallon said a “Tonight Show” episode taped in Puerto Rico with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a love letter to the island still in hurricane-recovery mode. “It’s a real celebration of Puerto Rico,” Fallon told The Associated Press of Tuesday’s ...

Ruling: City employee to be detained pending trial

Todays News

DES MOINES — A judge has ruled that Jeff Roads, a city of Marshalltown employee arrested on a federal transportation of child porn charge, will remain detained pending trial. Chief Magistrate Judge Helen C. Adams said she found Roads’ alleged actions to be “disturbing and egregious” ...

Utility seeks bankruptcy protection over California fires

Money & Markets

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation’s largest utility said Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because it faces at least $30 billion in potential damages from lawsuits over the catastrophic wildfires in California in 2017 and 2018 that killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of ...

Council debates E-911 system cost-sharing

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How much rent to charge the Marshall County Communications Commission (MCCC) for E-911 operations which will be housed in the new, joint MPD/FD building generated a significant amount of debate at Monday night’s council meeting. Other expenses included electricity, natural gas and garbage ...

Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect a word: meat

Money & Markets

LINCOLN, Neb. — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real ...

DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

Entertainment

DALLAS — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carries a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago. The finding has led wildlife biologists ...

U.S. Rep. Finkenauer visits Marshalltown

Todays News

Newly sworn-in First Congressional District U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer toured Marshalltown on foot and by car Sunday, looking at tornado-impacted businesses and homes. The Democratic representative was joined by state Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, and by First Ward City Councilor Sue Cahill. ...

Local child’s old baby crib transforms into toy horse stable

Todays News

Kayla Potter of Marshalltown not only received the toy she wanted most for Christmas, but her family got to retain an heirloom at the same time. Like many children her age, Kayla, 10, enjoys playing with American Girl dolls and accessories. When her grandpa Gene Potter, who resides in ...

City employee attends hearings on child porn charge

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Editor's note: This story contains information that may be triggering to survivors of sexual violence. DES MOINES — Marshalltown Public Works employee Jeff Roads appeared in a federal court hearing Monday afternoon on a transportation of child pornography charge. Roads, 45, was arrested ...

Trade war’s wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump’s import taxes — a move that threatens a handful of its 26 U.S. jobs. In California’s San Joaquin Valley, the ...

MHS student sees future in science

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One of Marshalltown High School junior Aida Almanza’s favorite places to be is the chemistry lab. In the first semester of this school year, she took two major science classes and was given high marks for both. “My favorite classes this semester were definitely chemistry, anatomy, ...

Local women train dogs to recover those missing and dead

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MARSHALLTOWN — Marsha Patterson’s bloodhound, Bullet, walked in circles, sniffing. The 6-year-old dog had been given the scent of a woman in the nearby woods, and he was smelling the ground and air, searching for the odor and its path. Patterson asked him, almost egging him on: ...