Todays News

Protecting man’s best friend

Fireworks have always been a popular form of entertainment for people celebrating the Fourth of July. However, the sound fireworks and similar explosive devices make can cause distress in cats, dogs and other animals. “The number of missing animals brought into the ARL has doubled within ...

Coming together to read the Bible

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ The Marshall County Courthouse was a site of the Iowa 99 County Bible Reading Marathon. The event is a continuous reading of the entire Bible, held in front of every courthouse in Iowa. The reading continues through July 3.

Four arrested in drug bust

Four Marshalltown residents face numerous drug charges after local authorities served a search warrant at 110 N. 4th St. on Thursday. During the search, officials seized methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Due to evidence of drug use, drug sales and poor living conditions in ...

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JENNIFER HAVENS Resides: Grundy Center Hometown: Cedar Falls FAMILY LIFE Family: My parents live on an acreage south of Denver, and I have two siblings in Des Moines area. Spouse is Jeff. We have four grown children and a son who will be a senior at Grundy County High School next year. ...

Trump: Just repeal Obamacare, then try to replace it

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump barged into Senate Republicans' delicate health care negotiations Friday, declaring that if lawmakers can't reach a deal they should simply repeal "Obamacare" right away and then replace it later on. Trump's tweet revives an approach that GOP leaders and ...

Court: Democrat can sue Iowa over alleged GOP reprisals

IOWA CITY — The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Democratic appointee can seek damages for alleged political retaliation he suffered under former Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, a decision that will make it easier for state residents to sue government officials who violate their ...

Honor Rolls

BCLUW High School “A” Honor Roll Freshman: Asche, Erin; Feldpausch, Abby; Green, Deidra; Gunderson, Logan; Hammers, Jade; Hatch, Kerrigan; Kruse, Kiersten; Lewis, Sage; Pekarek, Payton; Peshel, Madison; Scafferi, Cole; Stufflebeam, Grace; Teske, Treye; Tupper, Nasaria; Ubben, Madison. ...

Decades after devastating fire, Iowa warily allows fireworks

ADEL — On a scorching day 86 years ago, a dropped sparkler ignited an inferno that roared through much of the small city of Spencer, Iowa, and led to a statewide fireworks ban that endured for generations. Fireworks have since become legal in most of the country and Iowa legislators voted ...

Iowa Supreme Court strikes breath tests in drunken boating cases

DES MOINES — With the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaching, the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday struck down a portion of the state's drunken boating law that allows officers to seek alcohol breath tests, ruling that it is unconstitutional and coercive. The decision that comes amid one of ...

A MEGA Day!

“Excellent.” This is the word Parks and Recreation Director Anne Selness used in describing the success of the recently completed renovations of Mega-10 Park. Thursday afternoon, Parks and Rec. hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, open to the public, to formally ...

A cultural experience

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ Thursday afternoon, the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA hosted its annual Downtown Cultural Walking Tours, visiting nine local, ethnic-based businesses. The tours, which were free and open to the public, were held at two time slots, and led by Y staff members Kim ...

Independence Day events galore for many Central Iowans

From Dysart to Marshalltown to New Providence, Central Iowans have numerous opportunities Tuesday to celebrate America’s independence. All July 4 unless noted. Information on Dysart, Iowa Falls, Reinbeck, and Nevada provided courtesy of Iowa Fireworks Displays for 2017 website, ...

Unity Point celebrates local volunteers

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY More than 100 UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown volunteers were treated to musical acts, brownies, ice cream, and door prizes at a volunteer appreciation event earlier this week at the Medical Park. Emcee and Volunteer Coordinator Beth Reyes introduced the Lincoln ...

Scaled-back travel ban takes effect

WASHINGTON — A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban took effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. The new rules, the product of months of ...

Mastermind of lotto fraud admits he rigged jackpots

DES MOINES — A man who helped write the computer code behind several U.S. lotteries, including some of its biggest, pleaded guilty Thursday to masterminding a scheme through which he rigged the winning numbers for jackpots in several states and collected millions of dollars. Eddie Tipton, ...

Chair of Iowa Democratic Party resigns amid health issues

DES MOINES — The chair of the Iowa Democratic Party announced Thursday he's resigning from the post because of health issues. Derek Eadon said in a statement that he decided to step down because his health caused him to miss too much time on the job. He said he had recently been diagnosed ...

US wrestler cites pressure to waive jury trial in 2002 sexual assault case

IOWA CITY — A U.S. wrestler who spent years in prison for a sexual assault he denies testified Thursday that he was pressured by his college coach and his lawyers to waive his right to a jury trial — a decision the prosecutor called ridiculous. Jordan Holm, 35, is seeking to overturn his ...

Iraqi leader declares end to Islamic State caliphate, but fight goes on

MOSUL, Iraq — With anti-Islamic State group forces on the offensive in both the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Syrian city of Raqqa, Iraq's prime minister on Thursday declared an end to the extremist group's self-proclaimed caliphate. But even as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made the bold ...

Pope’s top aide charged in sex assault case

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis suffered a major blow when his top financial adviser, Cardinal George Pell, was charged in his native Australia with multiple counts of sexual assault from years ago, bringing a criminal case in the long-running abuse scandal inside the frescoed walls of the ...

Trump gets it from all sides for trash-talking MSNBC hosts

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump launched a crude Twitter attack on the brains, looks and temperament of a female TV personality Thursday, drawing bipartisan howls of outrage and leaving fellow Republicans beseeching him: Stop, please just stop. Trump's tweets aimed at MSNBC's Mika ...