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Man arrested for assault and harassment

Todays News

An argument between a local man and a couple resulted in a warrant issued and the local man being taken to Marshall County Jail. The couple told Marshalltown police on Jan. 15 that Christopher James Anderson, 41, assaulted the male, Capt. Brian Batterson of the Marshalltown Police Department ...

Roundhouse Phase II change order approved

Todays News

Drivers down Bobcat Boulevard on the Marshalltown High School campus have seen Phase II of the Roundhouse project spring up quickly over the last several months. The Marshalltown School Board heard an update on the project Monday and also approved a $30,000 change order on the project. The ...

Daily Record, Feb. 5, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Monday • Nickolas Scott Giannetto made an initial appearance on a theft-first degree charge, a burglary-third degree charge, a criminal mischief-third degree charge and a trespass charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The ...

FX chief, Landgraf, says Netflix exaggerates viewership numbers

Money & Markets

PASADENA, Calif. — Someone is standing up to television’s Goliath, with a prominent competitor saying Monday that Netflix is deceiving the public about what is a hit and what isn’t. John Landgraf, the FX Networks chief executive who has frequently pointed out the glut of scripted TV, ...

AP Explains: Racist history of blackface began in the 1830s

Entertainment

WASHINGTON — A racist photo from a 1984 yearbook threatens to end Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s political career. The photo shows two people: one in blackface and one wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. The image generated intense pressure for Northam to resign and offered the latest ...

‘Uncertainties’ impact council budget planning

Todays News

Marshalltown property owners may see a 10-cent increase per $1,000 valuation in property taxes in the future. The increase may happen after the city council voted 5-1 at Monday’s special budget meeting to use $500,000 from Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) funds targeted for property tax ...

Google parent beats Q4 estimates, stock still drops

Money & Markets

SAN FRANCISCO — Google parent company Alphabet beat Wall Street expectations for its fourth quarter earnings Monday, although its stock slid in after-hours trading over investor concerns about increased spending. Alphabet swung to a profit of $8.9 billion, up from a $3 billion loss in the ...

‘Battle of the Books’ event at the Marshalltown Public Library

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T-R PHOTOS BY ADAM SODDERS Students taking a book quotation quiz hold up the title of the book they think matches the quote given by a coordinator. A total of 114 students, comprised of 19 teams, took part in this year’s Battle of the Books event at the library. The students were mostly in ...

Iowa to pay $4M to victims of sex harassment by ex-director

Todays News

DES MOINES — The state of Iowa agreed Monday to pay $4.15 million in settlements to two executive branch employees who were sexually harassed for years by an agency director who was a longtime friend of Gov. Kim Reynolds. The payments will go to the Iowa Finance Authority’s former ...

Hy-Vee launches campaign to replenish local food banks

Todays News

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee, Inc. launched a campaign called “Feed the Need” to help replenish local food banks across its eight-state region. The supermarket chain recently became aware of a major crisis that food banks are facing — with many being extremely low on food due to an influx ...

Highway 14 corridor study moving forward

Todays News

The future of the Highway 14 Corridor, or North Third Avenue from the Iowa River bridge to Anson Street, is still on the mind of Housing and Community Development Director Michelle Spohnheimer. “The Planning and Zoning Commission is studying possible zoning changes in the target area,” ...

Nissan’s second thoughts on UK-made SUV add to Brexit worry

Money & Markets

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy took another blow Sunday when Nissan canceled plans to make its new SUV in northern England amid continued uncertainty over the country’s future relations with the European Union. Nissan said it decided not to build the ...

Review: Thank U, Next: Maroon 5’s halftime show was basic

Entertainment

There’s a number of words you could use to describe Maroon 5’s halftime show performance: Empty. Boring. Basic. Sleepy. Skippable. Unfulfilling. Unnecessary. And those who came to help save the day didn’t do their jobs: If you blinked you would have missed that Travis Scott and Big Boi ...

Student in the Spotlight — Londyn Senethavysouk

Todays News

No matter the time of day or the class, Hoglan Elementary teachers and staff say second-grader Londyn Senethavysouk is ready to learn and be helpful. School counselor Eugene Ubben said he has known Londyn since she was in kindergarten. “She’s very dependable, very trustworthy and she ...

Looking back at Marshalltown severe weather

Todays News

The polar vortex that hit Marshalltown and the rest of the Midwest in the past week has so far resulted in the deaths of 21 people. U.S. Postal Service mail delivery was suspended at times and many schools and businesses closed their doors. Jan. 30, the coldest day of the polar vortex, saw a ...

Blackface photo stirs calls for Virginia governor to resign

Todays News

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam clung to office Sunday amid nearly unanimous calls from his own party to resign over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, going silent after a bizarre 24 hours in which he first admitted he was in the picture, then denied it. The ...

MMA fighter wanted in killings captured after escaping van

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CONROE, Texas — An MMA fighter suspected of killing two people, including an ex-girlfriend, was captured Sunday after escaping from a prisoner transport van in Texas, authorities said. Cedric Marks was taken into custody after a nine-hour manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies, ...

Pentagon sending another 3,750 troops to Southwest border

Todays News

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Sunday it will send 3,750 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to put up another 150 miles of concertina wire and provide other support for Customs and Border Protection. The additions will bring the total number of active-duty troops on the border to ...