Todays News

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The 12th annual Healthy Family Fair, presented by Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) was held Saturday at the Marshalltown Mall. Over 30 local agencies were in attendance, offering resources on educational, health, safety, development and general well-being for families with kids prenatal to preschool. Pictured is Tina Nelson, left, from Central Iowa Healthcare, handing out resources and stickers.

Annual Healthy Family Fair was a crowd pleaser

Saturday at the Marshalltown Mall, the 12th annual Healthy Family Fair, presented by Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS), offered educational, safety and health resources for families with children prenatal to preschool — plus fun activities for the kiddos. Over 30 area groups and ...

Art Show SA WEB

Hard work pays off

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS Around 400 pieces of art created by Marshalltown Schools students were on public display Saturday afternoon for the district’s student art show at Fisher Community Center. The building’s auditorium was full of unique and beautiful artwork and was packed with ...

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Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Group Bicycling Instructor Rob Cooper, left, is joined by Marshalltown Police Officer A.J. Accola during the “Sweat with the Police” event in Studio 1 at the Y Saturday morning.

‘Sweat with the Police’ raises funds for new trail bikes

Old Man Winter reminded Central Iowans who was in charge Saturday morning, with wind chills barely above zero melded with fresh coat of snow and ice. While many struggled with gloves, hats and parkas, three Marshalltown police officers and a group of concerned Central Iowans were fittingly, ...

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Book lovers perused thousands of books Saturday at the Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Marshalltown Public Library. Hardcover books, trade paperbacks, market paperbacks. DVDs, VHS tapes, puzzles and other media were available. The sale continues from 1-4 p.m. today.

Books galore

T-R PHOTO BY JEFF HUTTON Book lovers perused thousands of books Saturday at the Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Marshalltown Public Library. Hardcover books, trade paperbacks, market paperbacks. DVDs, VHS tapes, puzzles and other media were available. The sale continues from 1-4 p.m. today.

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In this Thursday photo, Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, speaks to a crowd of about 400 people during a town hall meeting in Urbandale. A week of protests and raucous town halls isn't deterring President Donald Trump or the Republican congressional leadership.

At town halls, GOP caught between Trump, angry voters

URBANDALE — When hundreds of angry constituents chanted "no wall" at his Iowa town hall, Republican Rep. David Young agreed it wasn't necessary. When they demanded that President Donald Trump release his tax returns, the second-term congressman called it a "no-brainer." And, when they yelled ...

Iowa Supreme Court: Age is enough to order elder abuse protection

In a split decision, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that age alone is enough to show a person needs protection from elder abuse under a state law enacted in 2014. The ruling Friday comes in the case of Judith Chapman, 69, of Grimes, who successfully obtained an elder abuse protection order ...

Biking trail in Burlington tripling in size

BURLINGTON — A trail for walkers and bikers near Burlington is tripling in size thanks to donations and work by volunteers. Nearly 500 people biked or hiked the newly opened, one-mile North Gorge Trail between October and mid-November last year, The Hawk Eye reported. Workers with ...

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Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who was elected to run the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday.

Democrats elect Perez as new national chairman

ATLANTA — Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald ...

Border agents ask Muhammad Ali’s son: ‘Are you Muslim?’

Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday. Returning from a Black History Month event in ...

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Hazmat crews gather at the main hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia on Sunday. Malaysian police order a sweep of Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances following the killing of Kim Jong Nam.

Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of ...

Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook

RALEIGH, N.C. — Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word. "No fine. No Court costs. No nothing. Praise be to God. Wow. Thanks, Jesus," ...

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Police stand next to a pickup truck that slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, coming to a stop against a dump truck, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday.

Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

NEW ORLEANS — A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect is being investigated for driving while ...

Lenihan SA WEB

A touch of entrepreneurship

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS Lenihan Extended Learning Program students are honing their business skills by going through an exercise of starting a business with a “$5,000 loan,” and Heavenly Breads and Delights founder and owner Leona McDonough spoke to them about her experience in managing ...

Schutte

Schutte lends perspective

How are things at the Marshalltown schools? Strategic planning, open enrollment, new administrators and preschool were a few of the topics Marshalltown Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte touched upon at a Marshall County Republican Party meeting Friday. “In previous efforts, at least in ...

Adland, DaveWEB

15 Minutes

DAVE ADLAND Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Marshalltown FAMILY LIFE Family: Spouse is Judy. Son is Nick Greazel and daughter Bianca Greazel. Grandsons are Grant, Sam and Joe. Their father is Lance Greazel. Pets: Rocky, a yellow Labrador. Hobbies and interests: “Upcycling” wood, ...

Priebus

WH Chief of Staff asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official said late Thursday. The official ...

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In this June 5, 2015 file photo, a view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington is seen. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the U.S.

Dept. of Homeland Security report disputes threat from banned nations

WASHINGTON — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States. A draft document obtained by The Associated ...

Purinton

Witnesses: Gunman shouted ‘get out of my country’

OLATHE, Kan. — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help. Hours later, the 51-year-old former air ...

University of Iowa scholarship cuts criticized

AMES — Students, parents and legislators are all unhappy about the University of Iowa's move to eliminate 2,500 scholarships in response to funding cuts, but there is disagreement about who is to blame. There's wide disagreement on whether the target of such exasperation should be the state ...

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People move through the airport hall at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday. According to police Friday, forensics has stated that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport. The announcement raised serious questions about public safety in a building that authorities went 11 days without decontaminating.

Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed brother of N. Korean leader

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Sometime in the hours after poisoning the half brother of North Korea's leader, one of his two attackers began to vomit, Malaysian police said Friday. It was apparently an early indication of the immensely powerful toxin that was used in the killing: the chemical ...