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T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS Melbourne’s Cole Needham, third right, is directing the short film “Imitation of Life,” and footage was shot outside the Times-Republican and on Main Street Friday night. Other local spots the crew plans to use for the film include the Flamingo Hotel and a ...

Crash victims identified

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The two people killed in an early-morning collision on Friday north of Marshalltown have been identified. Sgt. Nathan Ludwig, spokesman for Iowa State Patrol, said Brandon Paul Skidmore, 32, of Marshalltown, and Kaleia Shana Grant, 33, of Springdale, Ark. were both killed in the ...

Diabetes prevention program offered YMCA-YWCA

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The statistics are sobering and do not mislead. A staggering 86 million Americans age 20 and up have pre-diabetes. Only 10 percent know they live with the condition. Without addressing weight loss and increasing physical activity, 15 to 30 percent will develop life-threatening type 2 ...

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to speak at his rally at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Fla., Saturday.

Trump renews old promises, insults at rally

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MELBOURNE, Fla. — Just four weeks into his administration, President Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally that mirrored the months leading up to Election Day, complete with promises to repeal the health care law, insults for the news media and a playlist highlighted by the Rolling ...

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In this April 26, 1989 file photo, Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington. McCorvey died at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas on Saturday.

Norma McCorvey, ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

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DALLAS — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69. McCorvey died at an assisted living center in Katy, ...

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US-Senator John McCain speaks at the Munich Security Conference 2017 in Munich, Germany, Friday.

McCain: A free press is essential to a democracy

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WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain says a free press is vital "to preserve democracy as we know it." And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying "that's how dictators get started." The Arizona senator was asked in an interview for NBC's "Meet the Press" how he felt about ...

Pence: US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO

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MUNICH — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance the American commander in chief once dismissed as "obsolete." In his overseas ...

Kestrels get new nest boxes

Outdoors Today

The AMERICAN KESTREL (Falco sparverius) is a very small bird of prey, a falcon actually, and it is quite adept at catching small prey to make its living. Finding homes to live in has been problematic. So conservation agencies like the Marshall County Conservation Board have decided to assist. ...

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Two people were killed in an early morning accident north of Marshalltown at the intersection of Highways 14 and 96. The Iowa State Patrol said a pickup traveling westbound on Highway 96 failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with a northbound semi-truck. That semi then spun out and was struck by a southbound semi-truck.

Two killed in collision

Todays News

A collision involving two semis and a pick-up truck resulted in two fatalities and injuries to two others at a busy intersection in northeast Marshall County. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office reported the incident took place before 2:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Highways 14 and ...

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Marshall County Courthouse Court Friday • Alex Michael Bovee made an initial appearance through counsel, John Doran, on a possession of marijuana-first offense charge and a possession of drug paraphernalia charge. The preliminary hearing was waived. A substance abuse evaluation is ...

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In this March 2, 2011, file photo, Heinz ketchup bottles are displayed on the shelf of a market on in Barre, Vt. U.S. food giant Kraft Heinz Co. says its offer to buy Europe’s Unilever was rejected, but that it is still pursuing the deal.

Kraft still hungry for Unilever after rejected bid

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz is attempting to buy Unilever in a $143 billion deal that would join the U.S. maker of cheeses and lunch meats with the European producer of mayo, teas and seasonings in a global powerhouse. Unilever rejected the approach and called the price too low, while Kraft ...

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This image released by Summit shows director Mel Gibson, center, and actor Vince Vaughn on the set of the film, "Hacksaw Ridge." Gibson is nominated for an Oscar for best directing for his work on the film.

From Parker to Gibson, Hollywood’s sliding scale of justice

Entertainment

NEW YORK — As the final votes pour in ahead of the Academy Awards' Tuesday afternoon deadline, Hollywood is drawing to a close an awards season that has, from Nate Parker to Mel Gibson, often been a confounding morality play. By even movie standards, the dramatic swings of fortune are hard ...

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The Marshalltown Public Works Department recently submitted to the city council proposed 2017 street improvement projects. Approximately $1.8 million has been budgeted for work in blue and red. Blue indicates mil and overlay, where contractors would remove top 2 inches and replace. Red is full depth rebuild. Proposed concrete repair is not identified. Total costs would be approximately $3-million if city council approves concrete repair, full depth rebuild and mil and overlay.

Nearly $3M in street repairs proposed

Todays News

The Marshalltown Public Works Department has proposed spending approximately $3 million for comprehensive street repairs this year during budget discussions with the city council earlier this month. “This (the 2017 proposal) equals or exceeds what we did in 2016,” said Public Works ...

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No ‘Jersey Shore’ redux

Entertainment

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — Some residents of a shore town stung by MTV's "Jersey Shore" are wary about plans by a bar featured in that series to hold a casting call for a new reality show. The Bamboo Bar in Seaside Heights is looking for "loud and fun" single people at a casting call ...

School district, MEA agree to terms

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The Marshalltown School Board accepted a two-year collective bargaining agreement with the Marshalltown Education Association Friday, but it’s unclear if a new state law will nullify the move. “We had a vote this morning, it was 97 percent in favor,” said MEA Lead Negotiator Brad ...

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Ex- Hong Kong leader guilty in unprecedented corruption trial

Money & Markets

HONG KONG — A former leader of Hong Kong was convicted Friday of corruption over a luxury apartment in mainland China intended for his retirement, local media reported. The nine-member jury deliberating two days before finding Donald Tsang guilty of one count of misconduct in office and not ...

Colbert to air live after Trump’s address

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Stephen Colbert is going to have his say after President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress. CBS said that "The Late Show" will air live at 11:35 p.m. EST Tuesday, the night of Trump's scheduled speech. Josh Earnest, former press secretary for the Obama ...

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A fire Wednesday morning at 107 S. 7th Ave. in Marshalltown resulted in major damage to the home’s north-side. The occupants escaped unharmed. Damage was estimated at $10,000. The fire remains under investigation. The garage was damaged as a result of a previous fire, according to Fire Chief David Rierson.

Local house fire under investigation

Todays News

A house fire earlier this week remains under investigation. According to the Marshalltown Fire Department, crews responded to a fire at 6:36 a.m. Wednesday at 107 S. 7th Ave. On arrival firefighters reported seeing fire on the north exterior wall of the building. All occupants of the house ...

Iowa pork plant plans to add 1k more jobs

Money & Markets

SIOUX CITY — Developers of a pork processing plant under construction in Sioux City have announced plans for a second shift expected to increase its number of jobs to around 2,000 — nearly double the original estimate. The Sioux City Journal reports that the expansion will raise the cost ...