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Once untouchable, ‘I Admit’ shows that R. Kelly is hurting

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Although Oronike Odeleye is the co-founder of the #MuteRKelly campaign, she is still excited about the embattled R&B superstar's new song, "I Admit." Not because she is blasting it on her stereo — but because the release of the track confirms that the social media campaign ...

We will recover if we are MARSHALLTOWN STRONG

Tornado Recovery

July 19, 2018 will be a day for Marshalltown history books. On that day, an EF-3 tornado destroyed some of the most important parts of our town: homes, local businesses, large employers and city buildings. The city will never be the same. The beautiful drive down Main Street is forever ...

Daniel didn’t die

Todays News

Daniel Fiser is the first to admit he’s a thrill seeker. He’s also the first to admit he took it too far on July 19. Daniel is the young man we “saved” by sheltering him in the basement of the Times-Republican just before an EF-3 tornado unleashed on Marshalltown. My colleague ...

It sounded like a freight train

Tornado Recovery

It was late in the afternoon on July 19. It was a hot and humid day. I decided to head to the library after work, this was my normal routine. I let my parents know so they could pick me up after work. I was on the city bus just pulling up to get off. I noticed it was completely clear outside. I ...

Lifting each other higher

Todays News

For four locals powerlifting is more than a competitive sport — it’s a lifestyle. What started out as an interest in fitness and lifting weights evolved into a brotherhood. Jeremy Grimm, 37, Joey Roberts, 24, Curt Shaver, 50, and Larry Soderberg, 68, all actively compete in ...

Iowa artists complete final barn painting

Todays News

KEOSAUQUA, Iowa — As the old cliche goes, timing is everything. It's just not always the greatest thing. No one can say whether it was fate, divine intervention or just weird luck that demolished the Galloway barn near the Van Buren County Fairgrounds July 19, but the timing couldn't have ...

Local youngsters turn out for MEGA-10 park photo shoot

Todays News

"OK Hayden, let me see a big smile!" Miracle-Recreation photographer Jimmy Hummert quickly clicked off a number of photos as Hayden Gates, 7, of Marshalltown went down a slide Saturday at MEGA-10 Park. Next it was sister Harper Gates' turn to be photographed on a different piece of ...

Free swim today at local aquatic center

Todays News

Local businessman Marty Mitchell of Mitchell Family Funeral Home said Marshalltonians need a break. With memories of the vicious July 19 EF-3 tornado still fresh in many people’s minds, Mitchell said now is the time for all residents to show up at the Marshalltown Aquatic Center from 1 ...

Victims of the Storm

Todays News

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series taking a closer look at residents and neighborhoods who suffered the most impact from the tornado that came through Marshalltown last week. Much of northern Marshalltown was devastated by the July 19 tornado that ripped through the city ...

Daily Record, July 28, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Friday • Martin Medina Cervantes made an initial appearance on a possession of marijuana-first offense charge, a speeding charge and a driving under suspension charge. Jeff Hazen is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on ...

CBS looks into misconduct claims amid report on CEO Moonves

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — CBS said Friday it is investigating personal misconduct claims after the company's chief executive, Les Moonves, was the subject of a New Yorker story detailing sexual misconduct allegations. The media company said independent members of its board of directors are "investigating ...

2 New Yorker artists bring colors, smiles to Rohingya camps

Entertainment

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh— With his blond dreads tied in a ponytail and baggy jeans caked with paint smudges, Max Frieder first arrived at the cramped Rohingya refugee camps last December. Unlike many other foreigners, he wasn't an aid worker in one of the biggest camps for Myanmar's persecuted ...

Grassley tours Marshalltown tornado damage

Todays News

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley has been to the scene of many natural disasters in Iowa throughout the past few decades. Friday morning he toured the damage in Marshalltown left behind by an EF-3 tornado last week. Grassley talked to local leaders about the process to obtain federal resources for ...

‘RACOM to be bigger, better and stronger’

Todays News

The foresight of a company founder, melded with his son’s leadership and vision, has helped a local company pull out of last week’s vicious EF-3 tornado and be on solid path to recovery. It is not an ordinary company. RACOM Corp. President Mike Miller takes pride in how the company ...

Emails: Lawyer who met Trump Jr. tied to Russian officials

Todays News

LONDON — The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump's presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Scores of emails, ...

Fields of gold

Todays News

Driving along Highland Acres Road or down Highway 30, passersby may have noticed the striking, golden fields which border the roads, its wildflowers encompassing 165 acres of land. The space, set adjacent to Grimes Farm and Conservation Center, is not a part of the complex but rather is ...

Mayor briefs Pachyderm Herd on tornado recovery

Todays News

Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer told the local Pachyderm Herd Friday he was a little disappointed he didn’t get longer with President Donald Trump in Dubuque Thursday. “It was only about three seconds ... the fastest receiving line off an airplane I have ever seen,” Greer sad. “The ...

A smooth ride

Todays News

STATE CENTER — For two small Marshall County communities, the sight of thousands upon thousands of bicyclists streaming through town is a novel one. Despite the influx of an estimated 25,000 people in both State Center and Melbourne during RAGBRAI Wednesday, committee members from both ...