Todays News

Woman leads police on foot chase

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Marshalltown woman is in trouble with the law after she provided authorities with a false identity and led officers on a brief foot chase. Late last week, officers with the Marshalltown Police Department stopped a vehicle in the 900 block of West Church Street for a ...

Traffic stop leads to arrest on felony warrant

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Tama man is in the Marshall County Jail after a Marshalltown police officer stopped him on a traffic incident and learned the suspect was wanted on a 2015 felony warrant. Jessy James Lennie, 37, was arrested earlier this week, said Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD. Lennie ...

Trump lawyer forced to reveal another client: Sean Hannity

NEW YORK — A legal fight over what should happen to records the FBI seized from President Donald Trump's personal attorney took a surprise twist Monday when the lawyer, Michael Cohen, was forced to reveal a secret — that he had also done legal work for Fox News host Sean Hannity. The ...

Community feedback on school facilities released

The community's thoughts on Marshalltown Schools facilities were revealed at Monday's Marshalltown School Board meeting, with both positive comments and suggestions for improvements. "Essentially, we present a community with some questions about a specific topic," said ThoughtExchange ...

Taking pride in appearances

Being good stewards of the earth and keeping the community’s parks beautiful is the mission of CLEANIAC, a local volunteer group. It is holding its sixth annual city-wide parks cleanup initiative, with the highest number of parks to be cleaned on Saturday morning. Starting at 9 a.m., and ...

‘Driving high? Kiss your license goodbye!’

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Like drunk driving, drugged driving is impaired driving, which means it is illegal in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. Whether the drug is obtained legally or illegally, driving while drug-impaired poses a threat to the driver, vehicle passengers and other road ...

Donations being collected

Now through April 30, Farmers Savings Bank in Marshalltown is collecting donations of pet food, supplies and monetary gifts for the Animal Rescue League. The ARL is in need of the following items: Cat litter (clay only), baking sode, bleach, dish soap, kitten food (wet and dry), puppy food (wet ...

Striking out violence

The second annual Strike Out Violence bowling fundraiser will take place on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at Wayward Social. While the event will be recreational in nature, it is also intended to raise money for and draw attention to the epidemic that is sexual assault. Sponsored by the Marshall ...

DeJear: Change is needed in Des Moines

Finding ways to get more Iowans engaged in the political process as well as helping them understand the ins and outs of state government is part of the reason for Deidre DeJear’s run for Iowa Secretary of State. DeJear, a Des Moines businesswoman and voting advocate, is one of two ...

Now accepting absentee ballot requests

The primary election on June 5 is less than two months away, and voters can now request an absentee ballot to vote for their preferred candidates ahead of time. “Basically, if you’re not voting on Election Day, it’s absentee,” said Marshall County Auditor and Recorder Nan Benson, ...

Man wades into Linn Creek to elude MPD

TIMES-REPUBLICAN An attempted traffic stop of a vehicle by a Marshalltown police officer earlier this week resulted in a pursuit and the driver wading into Linn Creek. The scenario started when Marshalltown police attempted to stop a vehicle covered with snow resulting in extremely limited ...

Albion man arrested for domestic assault

TIMES-REPUBLICAN An Albion man was arrested for domestic assault by a Marshall County Sheriff Office deputy earlier this week. According to MCSO and Marshall County District Court records, Mark Carter McNeece, 52, was charged after the deputy was dispatched to a residence in the 2000 ...

New programs abound at the Wolfe Ranch

Giving God credit would seem like a minister's natural response when good things happen. But for Rev. Adam Koester, executive director of Quakerdale's Wolfe Ranch, giving credit to God is justified. "We are having fun, God is doing a lot," Koester said in a recent interview with the ...

Staying focused

Thanks to hard work, determination, and the support of Marshalltown Learning Academy (MLA) staff, junior Stephanie Barajas, 17, is on the path to finish high school with her graduating class, and will even start taking college courses her senior year. After spending a few months out of the ...

Hines to retire from IVH

Since 2012, Michael Hines has worked as the executive assistant to the commandant at the Iowa Veterans Home, a position he says as evolved to encompass many different facets of work. “I do administrative stuff, like scheduling, marketing, and writing internal documents and our newsletter, ...

Trump unloads on Comey

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to unload on James Comey over his forthcoming memoir, calling him "slippery," suggesting he should be in jail and labeling him "the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!" Trump fired off a series of tweets ahead of Comey's ...

Two charged in shooting incident

Two Marshalltown men have been charged with attempted murder following a weekend shooting in which two teenagers were wounded. According to the Marshalltown Police Department, at 11:47 p.m. Friday, officers were called to the 700 block of East Anson Street to investigate a complaint of ...

‘Rarely seen and mostly heard

“Anything can happen — and everything does,” is the by-word of the 13 highly trained professionals working behind the scenes as E-911 communications operators in one of the most remote locations in town — the basement of the Marshalltown Police Department. Basement or not — it is ...

Two charged with attempted murder

Two Marshalltown men have been charged with attempted murder following a weekend shooting in which two teenagers were wounded. According to the Marshalltown Police Department, at 11:47 p.m. Friday, officers were called to the 700 block of East Anson Street to investigate a complaint of ...

Celebrating with neighbors

Cold, wet weather Saturday didn’t stop dozens of people from gathering in the pews of First United Methodist Church to hear a concert and celebrate the Marshalltown Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) clinic. “We’re very happy about what has happened her in Marshalltown and much ...