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Son, boss believe suspect is innocent in 1992 Iowa homicide

Todays News

IOWA CITY — The son and boss of an Iowa grandmother charged in a 25-year-old homicide said Thursday that they were stunned by her arrest and confident that she's not the killer. Authorities arrested 55-year-old Annette Cahill of Tipton, Iowa two weeks ago, charging her with first-degree ...

A ‘super fun’ week

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From building toothpick pyramids to completing robot obstacle courses, 28 area middle school girls enjoyed hands-on science, technology, engineering and math experiences this week. “My favorite part was probably the marshmallow towers,” said Marshalltown fifth-grader Anessa Morrison. ...

Election tweaks in the works

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Election Day brings work from dawn until dusk for Marshall County’s poll workers, about two dozen of whom shared their thoughts on the June 5 primary at a Wednesday meeting. Dubbed “Chat ‘n Chew,” the get-together was a forum for workers to share feedback on how the primary election ...

Daily Record, June 14, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Wednesday • Lucas Michael Catherwood made an initial appearance on three counts of a probation violation charge, a possession of a controlled substance-third or subsequent offense charge and an absence from custody charge. The public defender’s office ...

Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government's argument ...

Once sidelined, romantic comedies rise again this summer

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Summer is always full of action and superhero pics, but this year a once dormant yet utterly adored genre is coming back in a big way: the romantic comedy. After a 2017 without any from a major studio, this summer is proving to be a re-birth for this lost Hollywood staple with ...

The Caring Center reopens in new location

Todays News

By SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ TIMES-REPUBLICAN These are the words of Karen Weltzin, coordinator of The Caring Center, says the organization is helping fill a need. Established in 1988, the center had set up shop at six different locales in its 30-year history, having to close its doors at 110 W. ...

Another Iowa soil district reports possible misuse of funds

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IOWA CITY — Authorities have launched a second investigation into the suspected misuse of public money by an employee at an Iowa soil and water conservation district, The Associated Press has learned. The latest investigation centers on the Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District ...

Historic building demolished on W. Main

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The life of a structure that stood since 1880 came to an end this week. Dr. David Clark, a local dentist and owner of the historic property at 211 W. Main St., said it was not feasible to keep the building around and demolition work began Monday. “I have practiced in that location since ...

Highway 330 collision leaves injuries

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A collision at the intersection of Iowa Highway 330 and 295th Street near Rhodes left injuries but no fatalities Wednesday morning. “One vehicle (was) southbound in the right lane, the other vehicle comes off of 295th (and) fails to stop at the stop sign,” said Iowa State Trooper Matthew ...

Daily Record, June 13, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Tuesday • Jose Avalos Lopez made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The probation revocation hearing will be scheduled by the District Associate Court. Bond is set at $2,000 cash ...

Comcast offer for Fox expected after favorable AT&T ruling

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — Now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, other companies are likely to rush to consolidate. Tuesday's ruling signaled that federal regulators will have a hard time stopping companies from getting bigger by gobbling up rivals and the ...

‘Supergirl’ Melissa Benoist is ‘coming home’ to Broadway

Entertainment

NEW YORK — To get ready to play legendary songwriter Carole King on Broadway, Melissa Benoist had to learn her lines and complicated stage directions. Lyrics, not so much. The actress, who stars on the CW series "Supergirl," has been listening to King since she was a kid, fed a steady diet ...

Arts Festival to offer craft beer, Iowa wine

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Marshalltown Art Festival-goers who are of age will be able to purchase craft beer and Iowa wine on county grounds after a Marshall County Board of Supervisors decision Tuesday. “We’ve always had some Iowa breweries and wineries come and sample beer and wine but this year is the first ...

Hollywood director comes home

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As a youth who spent his formative years in Marshalltown, Joe Kosinski watched many movies at the Orpheum Theater. Saturday, Kosinski will return as a film director. This time the setting is a newly refurbished Orpheum Theater for a 7 p.m. public showing of “Only the Brave,” his most ...

Hooked on fishing

Todays News

Cultivating a passion for the Great Outdoors in a safe, family-friendly setting is the main objective of the yearly Kids Fishing Derby, held at Riverside Cemetery’s Lake Woodmere. Co-sponsored by the cemetery and the Marshall County Izaak Walton League, the derby will take place from 9 a.m. ...

Quilt of Valor presented to Conrad Fire Department/BCERTs

Todays News

CONRAD —In the past few years it is not uncommon to see Quilts of Valor being presented to men and women who have served their communities as veterans. But this past Saturday evening during Black Dirt Days 2018, the men and women who serve the Conrad community as members of the local ...

‘A fireworks saver’

Todays News

Less than a month out from Independence Day, the Marshalltown City Council approved a donation covering one-third of the fundraising goal for a local fireworks display at Monday’s meeting. On the evening’s agenda was a vote on donating $3,000 of city funds to the Marshalltown Fourth of ...

Seattle poised to repeal new tax opposed by Amazon

Money & Markets

SEATTLE — Seattle leaders said Monday that they plan to repeal a tax on large companies like Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat a growing homelessness ...

A theme of tolerance, inclusion at this year’s Tony Awards

Entertainment

NEW YORK — A small-scale, intimate musical about hard-won cultural understanding was an altogether apt Tony winner on a night where tolerance and inclusion were constant themes. "The Band's Visit," about an Egyptian police band that gets stranded in a remote Israeli desert town, forcing ...