FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, a performance of the "New York Harbor of Lights" is featured at the grand opening of the new Kosciuszko Bridge span connecting Brooklyn and Queens, in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo liked the idea of stringing New York City's bridges with high-tech lights that change color and pulsate to the beats of Broadway showtunes. But the plan, meant to delight tourists and residents alike, is sputtering amid criticism that the money for the lights should have gone to the city's beleagured subway system. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Critics throw shade at Cuomo’s plan to light NYC bridges

Money & Markets

the Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — Critics are throwing shade at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pricey plan to install high-tech, color-changing lights on New York City's bridges, questioning whether the investment is the best use of public money. Republican lawmakers and Mayor Bill de Blasio say ...

Pratt drops in at Teen Choice Awards but Cyrus a no-show


LOS ANGELES — The Teen Choice Awards, always a bubble celebrating teenage tastes, took time out during Sunday night's ceremony to consider the world its young audience will one day inherent. Hashtags, surfboards and loud shrieks dominated the Teen Choice Awards, as usual, with YouTube star ...

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Pictured is Sarah Uthoff who will present “Packing Up”, a program about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, on Aug. 19th at the Marshalltown Pubic Library.

Laura Ingalls Wilder presentation Aug. 19

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TIMES-REPUBLICAN In honor of the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birth, the Marshalltown Public Library will host Sarah Uthoff, who will present “Packing Up,” a program about the life of Wilder. The presentation will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 in the library’s ...

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a joint press conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos at the presidential guesthouse in Cartagena, Colombia, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Cartagena is the first stop of Pence's weeklong trip to Latin America, that will also take him to Argentina, Chile and Panama. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

In Colombia, Pence tries to strike balance on Venezuela

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CARTAGENA, Colombia — Vice President Mike Pence, traveling Sunday in Colombia, tried to strike a balance between Latin American opposition to U.S. military intervention in neighboring Venezuela, and President Donald Trump's assertion that military action is an option. During a news ...

Protesters listen during a "Peace and Sanity" rally Sunday Aug. 13, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, during a rally about white supremacy violence in Charlottesville, Va., (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Protests, vigils around US

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SEATTLE — Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. The gatherings spanned from a march to President Donald Trump's home in New York to ...

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP)

White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting more than a dozen others and ratcheting up tension in a day full of violent confrontations. Shortly after, a Virginia ...

Daily Record, Aug. 13, 2017

Daily Record

Marshalltown Police Department Arrests • On Thursday, Nina Lavon Chase was arrested for assault use/display of a weapons • On Thursday, Brook Taylor Harms was arrested for interference with official acts • On Thursday, David Antonio Valencia was arrested on a warrant • On ...

In this 1973 file photo, Elvis Presley sings during a concert. Friends and fans of late singer and actor Elvis Presley are descending on Memphis, Tenn., for Elvis Week, the annual celebration of his life and career. It coincides with the 40th anniversary of the passing of Presley, who died on Aug. 16, 1977. (AP Photo, File)

Presley’s friends feel love, pain, 40 years after his death


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It isn't just the legend of Elvis Presley that has unmatched staying power 40 years after his death. The guilt, pain and regret felt by those who knew and loved him lingers, too. Prolific session musician and producer Norbert Putnam was on vacation ...

Monroe Miller of Kalona comes to the end of a furrow in the 2016 Iowa Plowing Association’s State Plowing Contest held in Marshall County last August. The 2017 contest returns to Marshall County on Saturday, Aug. 19 on land farmed by Kevin Holl on Underwood Avenue.

State Plowing Contest returns to Marshall County

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Residents from Iowa and the surrounding states will have the chance to see a lost art once again on Aug. 19 as Marshall County hosts the 2017 Iowa Plowing Association’s State Contest for the second consecutive year. According to Kevin Holl, host for the event and Iowa Plowing Association ...

Car wash

Sparkle and shine

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Members of the Marshalltown High School Dance Team kept busy as they washed cars and trucks during an event-sponsored car wash Saturday.

Hundreds of people march along a levee toward the Rio Grande to oppose the wall the U.S. government wants to build on the river separating Texas and Mexico, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Mission, Texas. The area would be the target of new barrier construction under the Trump administration's current plan. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Advocates stage first big protest

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MISSION, Texas — Hundreds of protesters wearing white and chanting in English and Spanish marched Saturday in Texas' first major protest against a border wall, crossing the earthen Rio Grande levee where President Donald Trump's administration wants to build part of the first phase. The ...

Texas Senate restricts insurance coverage for abortion

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Republican-controlled Texas Senate backed a plan Saturday night to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, over the objections of opponents who expressed concern it could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices because no exceptions will be made in cases of ...

Fish & Game

Outdoors Today

FISH & GAME numbers and trend lines of population dynamics is full time work for Iowa DNR wildlife biologists. At research stations, data is collected and the numbers are crunched to help provide an overview of how any wildlife population is doing. Iowa's winter weather has a lot to do ...

Families could be seen moving in and out of school supply sections of stores like Wal Mart in Marshalltown Thursday with the first day of school only a few weeks away. Juanita Valdez was one parent collecting items and looking for sales, and she was joined by her fourth grade twins Maricarmen and José.

Spending on supplies

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Parents in the Marshalltown school district are bustling around several area stores, searching for school supplies to outfit their children for the coming academic year. But how much do new school supplies cost families? The T-R looked at supplies on sale in Marshalltown on Aug. 10 to get an ...

Bug, a domestic short hair cat, inspects Noah Scalin's "The Hand That Feeds" at Dogumenta (I) NYC, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in New York. The art show, featuring 10 sculptures and installations created specifically for dogs, will be on display at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan from Aug. 11 through 13.

Art exhibit expressly for canine & feline critics debuts in NYC


NEW YORK — You won't find any pictures of dogs playing poker at DoGUMENTA. A three-day art exhibition curated expressly for dogs is attracting hundreds of canines to a marina in lower Manhattan, where hounds and terriers are feasting their eyes, and in some cases their mouths, on nearly a ...

Trump: Kim ‘will regret’ if he acts against ally

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will regret it fast" if he continues his threats to U.S. territories and allies, in another warning that the U.S. is willing to act swiftly against the nuclear-armed nation. In remarks to reporters, Trump ...

A variety of dances are performed each day of the powwow at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., including the Meskwaki Dance, followed by the Friendship Dance (pictured).

103 years of tradition

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TAMA — Food, music, traditional dances, and lots of handmade jewelry and clothing items abounded. The 103rd Annual Meskwaki Powwow drew hundreds of attendees on Friday, during day two of the four-day long celebration, held at the Powwow Grounds, located four miles west of Tama. The ...

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Zip to it!

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Aaron Pencil, 6, tried out the freshly-installed Mega-10 Park zipline Thursday afternoon. No sooner had Miracle Recreation Equipment Company employees finished the project than youngsters swarmed the new equipment. The piece is the latest in the $250,000 Marshalltown Parks and Recreation ...

AT LEFT: Sister Christine Feagan, OP, director of Hispanic Ministries   at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marshalltown, is celebrating her Golden Jubilee anniversary as a Dominican sister. She will be honored at a  special party on Sunday, from 1-4 p.m. at the Midnight Ballroom.

A jubilant 50 years

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“It’s not about the jubilee — it’s about the people who got you there.” These are the words of Sister Christine Feagan, OP, a Catholic sister who has served as director of Hispanic Ministries at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marshalltown for the last 18 years. On Sunday, from 1-4 ...