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Daily Record, Feb. 14, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Wednesday • Jose E. Lopez-Rodriguez made an initial appearance on a fraudulent practices-first degree charge. Lopez-Rodriguez will hire his own counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m on March 5. Bond will continue as posted until the ...

Highlights of the $330 billion-plus bill to avoid shutdown

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — It’s not just about President Donald Trump’s border wall. The border security issues that sparked a 35-day government shutdown are but one element of a massive $330 billion-plus spending measure that wraps seven bills into one, funding nine Cabinet agencies, including the ...

K-pop and fancy sneakers: Kim Jong Un’s cultural revolution

Entertainment

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Dancers in hot pants. Factories pumping out Air Jordan lookalikes. TV dramas that are actually fun to watch. North Korean pop culture, long dismissed by critics as a kitschy throwback to the dark days of Stalinism, is getting a major upgrade under leader Kim Jong ...

Our town, our people — Lonnie Hogeland, SR

Todays News

“Our town, our people” is a weekly Q&A with a local resident who is active in the community. Have a suggestion for someone we should talk to? Email T-R news editor Emily Barske at ebarske@timesrepublican.com.  Lonnie Hogeland Sr. is an automotive business owner who operates L. ...

Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia probe, a judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s decision was another loss for Manafort, a once-wealthy ...

Man arrested for collecting $12K in false claim

Todays News

Marshalltown police charged a local man with fraudulent practice-first degree for obtaining more than $12,400 in unemployment benefits after lying about his employment status. Jose E. Lopez-Rodriguez knowingly made false statements with the intent to obtain the benefits, according to a ...

Local leaders want legislature to support bottle redemption bill

Todays News

It has been 40 years since the current handling fee for can and bottle redemption was set at 1 cent by the state legislature. A local redemption center owner said that isn’t nearly enough to cover costs anymore. Marshalltown Redemption Center owner Todd Karr said he backs an effort by state ...

‘The heart of the matter’

Todays News

Sherry Kubalsky and Rick Gooding, both of Marshalltown, are pictured taking a short break from St. Valentine’s Day duties Wednesday posing in Lowe’s Flowers cooler. Kubalsky wore her heart on her sleeve — and elsewhere — costumed as a giant heart. “This is awesome,” she said of the ...

Man aids in theft from local retailer

Todays News

Marshalltown police arrested a local man in connection with an incident where he assisted in loading a cart full of items at a local retailer while two other defendants pushed the carts out of the store without paying. Steven Terrell Thrift, 24, was taken into custody and to Marshall County ...

Parkland shooting: One year later

Todays News

PARKLAND, Fla. — The communities and families terrorized by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre will spend Thursday’s anniversary visiting graves, packing meals for the needy and contributing to other service projects as they quietly remember the 14 students and three staff ...

BCLUW improv team makes All-State for first time since 90s

Todays News

CONRAD — It was something that has not been accomplished at BCLUW High School since the 90s. On Feb. 2, BCLUW High School took three groups to the State Large group contest in Waterloo and all three groups earned straight “I” ratings from the three judges at the event. That in itself ...

NY Fed: Auto loan delinquencies at highest point since 2010

Money & Markets

DETROIT — Borrowers are behind in their auto loan payments in numbers not seen since delinquencies peaked at the end of 2010, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. More than 7 million Americans were 90 or more days behind on their car loans at the end of last year, 1 million ...

CBS’ ‘Big Bang Theory’ has season high as end nears

Entertainment

NEW YORK — As the time approaches to say goodbye to Sheldon, Amy, Leonard, Penny and the gang, the CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory” hit a season high in popularity last week. The 14.2 million viewers who tuned in to Thursday’s episode will surely be topped, since television’s most ...

Primary Health Care opens new clinic

Todays News

A well-known local health care provider is expanding services. Primary Health Care (PHC) of Marshalltown is not going to let an Iowa winter delay the opening of its new Specialty Health Clinic at 704 May St. “We are excited to be expanding our services in Marshalltown,” PHC President ...

Inclement weather impacts traffic to downtown businesses

Todays News

One snowstorm after another, subzero temperatures, blowing snow and snow-covered streets and sidewalks have all conspired to reduce the amount of traffic in downtown Marshalltown. Kris Robinson, co-owner of Doo Dahs Diner, 128 E. Main St., said she has seen a decline in business due to the ...

Marshalltown Community Theatre play postponed

Todays News

The Marshalltown Community Theatre’s presentation of “Murder of the Nile” has been pushed back a week. Performances are now slated for March 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and March 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. Box office opens Feb. 25, daily from noon to 2 p.m., and one hour before each show. Call ...

Sen. Ernst repays $1,900 tax break claimed in error

Todays News

DES MOINES — Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa repaid $1,900 to the Office of Tax and Revenue two days after a newspaper questioned her about a tax break she had been claiming on her condo in Washington for years. Ernst wrote a check for the agency’s Washington, D.C., office last week, according to ...

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman convicted

Todays News

NEW YORK — Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, ...

Preschool, kindergarten registration approaching

Todays News

The beginning of a new school year in August seems especially far away with snowy, cold weather in Central Iowa right now, but parents wanting to enroll their kids in preschool or kindergarten should be getting ready to register. Registration for preschool and kindergarten at Marshalltown ...