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Daily Record, April 25, 2017

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Marriages • Jose Solorio to Jessica Cervantes • Terissa Perez to Ammata Pierron • Laura Forsythe to Payton Baethke Court Monday • Andrew Thomas Weston made an initial appearance on two counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon charge, ...

Converting coal would help China’s smog

Money & Markets

BEIJING — China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal reserves to send less smog-inducing chemicals into the air, the move threatens to undermine efforts to rein in ...

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Council approves incentives

Todays News

The Marshalltown City Council acted swiftly upon Police Chief Mike Tupper recommendation and approved a police officer hiring incentive program Monday night. Specifically, any graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy could receive up to $7,500 contingent upon meeting certain requirements, ...

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Woodbury Elementary teacher-librarian Sue Cahill, center, was one of several district staff members to go door-to-door to recruit preschool and kindergarten sign-up Monday.

A day of development

Todays News

The majority of Marshalltown school students likely enjoyed spring weather Monday with a day off from class; meanwhile, hundreds of school staff gathered for a professional learning day. “We have created a schedule that allows them (staff) to pick from a variety of choices ...t o explore ...

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‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’

Todays News

Two rows of yellow daffodils bordering a walkway are seen recently greeting Riverside Cemetery visitors — offering a local “Yellow Brick Road” from the “Wizard of Oz.” Members of the Marshalltown Garden Club planted bulbs last fall, after Riverside Cemetery staff tilled the ground. ...

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Local man charged with child endangerment

Todays News

A traffic stop last week resulted in several charges filed against a Marshalltown man according to a Marshalltown Police Department report. Luis Enrique Lizarde-De La Rosa, 27, was stopped in the 500 block of North First Street by police. As a result of an investigation, the suspect was charged ...

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Man charged in weapons incident

Todays News

A Marshalltown man faces several charges after local police responded to a call in the 600 block of West Linn St. earlier this week. Andrew Thomas Weston, 35, faces charges of Child Endangerment/No Injury, Assault Use/Display of a Weapon, and throwing missiles, according to the MPD report. ...

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Marty Mitchell accepted the one of four 'Salute to Heroes' awards from the American Red Cross of South and Eastern Iowa Saturday night in Cedar Rapids for his services to the community.

‘I love Marshalltown’

Todays News

It was quite a surprise for Marshalltown’s Marty Mitchell when his sister called to tell him he’d been selected for an American Red Cross ‘Salute to Heroes’ award. “I don’t like to the attention, I like to do things for what I feel are the right reasons,” the Mitchell Family ...

Daily Record, April 24, 2017

Daily Record

Marshalltown Police Department Arrests • On Wednesday, Jerome McDowell was arrested for operating while under the influence-third offense, driving while barred-habitual offender and open container. • On Wednesday, Brian James Barker was arrested on a warrant. • On Wednesday, ...

In this April 11, 2017 photo, a man and woman stand at a counter next to a Ryugyong Commercial Bank automated teller machine at the Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang’s now has two. But they don’t work, because of new Chinese sanctions, according to bank officials, and it’s not clear when they will. ATMs are an alien enough concept in North Korea that those in the capital’s shiny new Sunan International Airport have a video screen near the top showing how they work and how to set up an account to use them. The explanatory video is in Korean, but the machines, which are meant primarily for Chinese businesspeople and tourists, don’t give out cash in the North Korean currency. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The sad saga of North Korea’s ATMs

Money & Markets

PYONGYANG, North Korea — No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang's now has two. But they don't work — because of new Chinese sanctions, according to bank officials — and it's not clear when they will. ATMs are an alien enough concept in North Korea that ...

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in “Happy Days,” dies

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56. Moran was found dead Saturday by emergency responders after a dispatcher for the Harrison County, Indiana, sheriff's department received a ...

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Adrian Fernandez, 13, a sixth grader at Lenihan Intermediate School, achieved advanced proficiency in reading on the Iowa Assessments. He would like to work in the technology industry when he grows up.

Sixth grader is an advanced reader

Todays News

Adrian Fernandez, 13, is a sixth grader at Lenihan Intermediate School who takes special care in completing his studies. “Adrian is one of the hardest working students I have ever had,” said teacher Jennifer O’Neal. “He’s very detail-oriented and takes his time for best ...

Five charged in alcohol compliance checks

Todays News

Late last week, the Marshalltown Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks at local businesses and retail stores, leading to five people being charged. The MPD conducts these checks throughout the year in an effort to reduce underage drinking and the purchase of alcohol by persons ...

In this image from a video footage taken on May 3, 2000 in New York, the Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann speaks during an interview. Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought, officials said Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo)

Conservationist and author Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya

Todays News

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought, officials said Sunday. Gallmann, known for her bestselling book "I Dreamed of ...

French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron thumbs up as he addresses his supporters at his election day headquarters in Paris , Sunday April 23, 2017. Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political system and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen in fight to lead France

Todays News

PARIS — Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. French politicians on the left and right ...

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U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, far left, is pictured with members of the Curtis Summers family of State Center Saturday at the Gold Star Museum in Johnston. Summers, second from right, fought overseas in the Global War on Terror and his son, third from right, is holding medals presented by Ernst.

Sen. Ernst awards medals to State Center veteran

Todays News

Like his father, Curtis Summers is leaving a legacy to his son. Summers, 28, of State Center served in the U.S. Army in Iraq and on Saturday was presented a host of medals from a grateful country by U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, herself a veteran. Surrounded by family, Summers received his medals ...

Daily Record, April 23, 2017

Daily Record

Marshalltown Fire Department April 16 • The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to two good intent calls to 1708 Edgebrook Drive, and 2800 Main Street Road, and seven medical assists with the EMS crew to: 418 N. 11th Ave., 2802 S. Center St., 1102 S. Third Ave., 201 N. Second Ave., 7 ...

Bigelow on VR after her first try: ‘I love it’

Entertainment

NEW YORK — As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality. The Oscar-winning director on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiered her first VR experience, "The ...

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Getting hooked on fishing

Todays News

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS Hundreds of Central Iowans wet their fishing lines in Sand Lake Saturday as the Iowa Department of Natural Resources released thousands of rainbow trout into the waterway. There was a zone designated for children, and several caught colorful trout.

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Prosthetic arm designed by undergrads lets girl play violin

Entertainment

FAIRFAX, Va. — The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: Not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of an impossibly cute 10-year-old girl. Fifth-grader Isabella Nicola wanted to play the violin, but ...