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Trump announces new Mexican tariffs in response to migrants

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — In a surprise announcement that could compromise a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants ...

High school seniors enjoy ‘Adulting’ day

Todays News

Hundreds of Marshalltown High School seniors are poised to take the next step in their lives after graduation this weekend, but many have said they feel unprepared to be adults. That is why a group of Marshalltown High School officials put together the school’s first ever Adulting Day, ...

Woman involved in fatal car accident pleads not guilty

Todays News

The woman involved in a car accident leading to the death of an 8-year-old elementary student pleaded not guilty to a failure to yield charge on Friday. Marilyn Diggins, 71, was charged last week with failure to yield to right of way of pedestrian. Diggins hit Franklin Elementary Christian ...

One tornado confirmed in Hardin County

Todays News

No one was hurt when at least a dozen tornado sightings in or near Hardin County were reported to the National Weather Service on Wednesday night. According to a NWS meteorologist only one tornado was actually confirmed. It touched down about half way between Eldora and Iowa Falls near ...

Free fishing days nurture a love for the Great Outdoors

Todays News

Iowa residents can fish license-free June 7, 8 and 9 during the annual Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) free fishing weekend. “The goal is to simply encourage folks to get out and give fishing a try before investing any money, with the hopes they enjoy it enough that they want to ...

UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown honors ‘super’ volunteers

Todays News

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown Foundation Director Deirdre Gruendler, left, presents a 35-year volunteer service pin to Mary Alice Groff of Marshalltown at the hospital’s annual volunteer recognition event at the UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown Medical Park ...

Daily Record, May 30, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Wednesday • Robert Allen Bird Jr. made an initial appearance on a warrant charging him with lascivious acts with a minor. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on June 7. Bond is set at ...

Illinois advances legalized pot after home growing settled

Money & Markets

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers working to legalize recreational marijuana hit a snag that other states have wrestled with: whether to allow people to grow a few pot plants for personal use. The 10 states that have legalized recreational marijuana have different “home grow” ...

Our town, our people — Sarah Rosenblum

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.  Sarah Rosenblum is the library director at the Marshalltown Public Library, ...

Man arrested for lascivious conduct with a minor

Todays News

A Marshalltown man is in the Marshall County Jail after being arrested by Marshalltown police on a charge of lascivious conduct with a minor, a serious misdemeanor. Robert Allen Bird Jr., 34, while in a position of authority over a 17-year-old, persuaded the victim to disrobe and then send ...

Man charged with first-degree theft for estate mismanagement

Todays News

A State Center man was arrested recently by a Marshall County Sheriff deputy on two felony counts and taken to jail. Gregory Paul Maxwell, 62, was charged with first-degree theft and dependent adult abuse-exploitation over $100, according to criminal complaints and affidavits filed in ...

Experts say you can eat healthy, even on the go this summer

Todays News

The summer months bring with them a plethora of healthy, seasonal foods, but it can also be a hectic time of year with extracurricular activities, work obligations and being on the go. How does one balance a busy lifestyle with eating healthy? Grisel Chavez, who serves as family nutrition ...

Soggy spring continues in Central Iowa

Todays News

High water and lowland flooding have seemed more the norm than the exception in the past several months in Central Iowa. The Iowa River and surrounding creeks run higher before, but recent rains have again swelled their waters to “action” stage. “Our flooding isn’t as bad as it ...

New county seal

Todays News

The new Marshall County official seal was approved by the board of supervisors this week. It features the historic Marshall County Courthouse and will be seen on election ballots and other official documents.

New public safety facility expected opening changed to Aug. 31

Todays News

Marshalltown Public Works Director Justin Nickel told the Marshalltown City Council at Tuesday’s regular meeting estimated completion of the new joint police and fire facility is Aug. 31. That date could be revised again if weather or other construction-related factors interfere. When ...

Daily Record, May 29, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Tuesday • James Fred Douglas made an initial appearance on a warrant charging him with pre-trial release violation, two counts of contempt of court/violation of a no-contact order and domestic abuse assault. Christian Stickrod will continue as counsel ...

Sports Illustrated magazine sold for $110 million

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — Sports Illustrated magazine has been sold for $110 million to a company that specializes in managing fashion, entertainment and sports brands, including marketing rights to Shaquille O’Neal and Muhammad Ali. The seller, Meredith Corp., will continue running the print edition ...

Media barred as Britney Spears family seeks court order

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A judge cleared a Los Angeles courtroom of media and other audience members at a Tuesday afternoon hearing on the extension of a restraining order obtained by Britney Spears against a former associate. Attorneys for Spears and her father argued that media reports of private ...

County ordinance changes approved

Todays News

Words matter, and that’s why the Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved changes to five county ordinances Tuesday. The changes were made to ensure the county’s set of rules are keeping up with Iowa Code, to update contact information and to better organize some ordinance language. ...