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In this April 7, file photo, United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley listens during a Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters.

US tells North Korea: We don’t want a fight, don’t start one

UNITED NATIONS — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had a message for North Korea on Wednesday: "We're not trying to pick a fight so don't try and give us one." "The ball is in their court," Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters. "They shouldn't try and play at this point." Haley's ...

Ex-spokeswoman sues Iowa Board of Regents over layoff, pay

IOWA CITY — A longtime spokeswoman for the Iowa Board of Regents alleges in a lawsuit that the decision to eliminate her job two years ago was motivated by age and gender discrimination. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Sheila Koppin, also alleges unequal pay based on gender because her duties ...

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Democratic candidate for Georgia's Sixth Congressional seat Jon Ossoff greets supporters at a campaign field office Tuesday, in Marietta.

Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump, opposition

DUNWOODY, Ga. — A narrow miss by a Democratic newcomer in a conservative Georgia House district has triggered a high-stakes runoff that could test President Donald Trump's influence and the limits of the backlash against him. Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional aide ...

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In this Jan. 20 file photo, President Donald Trump dances with first lady Melania Trump at the Liberty Ball in Washington.  Big money from billionaires, corporations and a roster of NFL owners poured into Donald Trump’s inaugural committee in record-shattering amounts, to pull off an event that turned out considerably lower-key than previous inaugural celebrations.

Huge indeed: $107 million in donations for Trump’s inaugural

WASHINGTON — It was huge. Big money from billionaires, corporations and a roster of NFL owners poured into Donald Trump's inaugural committee in record-shattering amounts — to pull off an event that was considerably lower-key than previous celebrations. That leaves a bit of a mystery: ...

Tymeson leaving Iowa Veterans Home

Iowa Veterans Home Commandant Jodi Tymeson has announced she is departing the Iowa Veterans Home. The Iowa Governor's Office confirmed Thursday that Tymeson has accepted the position of director of the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs. Her new duties begin May 1. Tymeson has been ...

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UnityPoint Health Waterloo President and Chief Executive Officer Pam Delagardelle pauses to take a question Tuesday at the Marshalltown Rotary Club weekly meeting at Elmwood County Club. Delagardelle was invited to talk about Central Iowa Healthcare becoming part of UPH-Waterloo.

Delivering healthcare

In the four and one-half years since being appointed as UnityPoint Health Waterloo CEO and President, Pamela Delagardelle and associates have successfully taken on many challenges. On Tuesday, the former nurse told the local Rotary Club they are ready to take on another, as UPH-Waterloo ...

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Saving lives

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY On Tuesday, Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman temporarily substituted an American Red Cross polo for his uniform and a drill for his sidearm as he volunteered to help the American Red Cross and the Marshalltown Fire Department install smoke detectors and provide ...

Complaint filed against board

An anonymous complaint alleging the Marshall County Board of Supervisors violated open meeting laws is under investigation; however, it appears as though the complaint will be dismissed. “We have a huge belief in transparency,” said Board Vice Chairman Dave Thompson, who called the ...

Supervisors renew health insurance plan

Action was taken at Tuesday’s Marshall County Board of Supervisors meeting on employee health coverage, and the supervisors were presented with updates from Marshalltown Youth and Shelter Services and Alliant Energy. “This was one of the nice things that came out of our last insurance ...

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A Gladbrook man was killed Monday night when the motorcycle he was operating collided with a semi-trailer at the intersection of North 3rd Avenue (Highway 14) and Marion Street.

Gladbrook man killed in semi-trailer/motorcycle collision

Authorities were called to a collision Monday night between a semi-truck and a motorcycle that claimed the life of a Gladbrook man. According to the Iowa State Patrol at 9:25 p.m. Monday, a semi hauling livestock was southbound on North 3rd Avenue (Highway 14) preparing to turn left onto ...

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Tuesday afternoon, authors Catherine Team, left, and Beverly Smirnis, signed copies of their new book “Anna From Atlanta” at Stepping Stones Christian Bookstore. The historical fiction novel is set in Marshalltown in the 1930s, based on the real-life tale of a caregiver named Anna who came to Marshalltown to care for a disabled youth.

New novel ‘Anna From Atlanta’ set in Marshalltown

Authors Catherine Team and Beverly Smirnis describe their new novel as a cross between “Forrest Gump” and “The Help.” They held a book signing Tuesday afternoon at Stepping Stones Christian Bookstore in Marshalltown. The book, entitled “Anna From Atlanta” is a historical fiction ...

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Not so over easy

T-R PHOTO BY CANDICE CALLAWAY A northbound Progressive Insurance vehicle flipped over on its top after swerving to avoid hitting a second vehicle pulling out of a parking lot on 3rd Avenue Tuesday afternoon according to Marshalltown Police Sgt. Melinda Ruopp. She added that no injuries were ...

Iowa lawmakers OK 20-week abortion ban

DES MOINES — Iowa legislators sent Gov. Terry Branstad a measure Tuesday that would ban most abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy and impose a 72-hour waiting period on women seeking the procedure, a move highlighting the state's conservative shift since the November election. The ...

Iowa Legislature approves firework sales, sends bill to Branstad

DES MOINES — Expect a few more pops and flashes this July Fourth thanks to a final vote Tuesday on legislation allowing fireworks sales in Iowa. The bill approved 56-41 by the Iowa House would legalize consumer-grade fireworks, including bottle rockets, firecrackers and roman candles. The ...

Iowa State ROTC accuses cadet of making up sex assault claim

IOWA CITY — Iowa State University's military training program has expelled a promising cadet, accusing him of falsely claiming that he was sexually assaulted during an altercation that left him hospitalized. The cadet testified that during a July 4 bonfire near his family's lake house in ...

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A makeshift memorial sits along a fence Monday, near where Robert Godwin Sr., was killed in Cleveland. Police said Steve Stephens killed Godwin on Sunday and posted the video on Facebook.

Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in

ERIE, Pa. — The man who randomly gunned down a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Facebook killed himself Tuesday during a police chase in Pennsylvania that began when a McDonald's drive-thru attendant recognized him. It marked a violent end to the nearly 48-hour multistate ...

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In this March 24, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer walks the sidelines prior to an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Los Angeles.

Ex Microsoft CEO Ballmer offers facts on government

NEW YORK — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has created a new organization to analyze government spending and revenue to make it easier to understand. He says he created USAFacts because he was frustrated he couldn't find a single source that combined all the relevant local, state and ...

Assault victim dies from his injuries

A Marshall County man has died from injuries suffered during a fight Monday in the 200 block of West Church Street in Marshalltown. On Wednesday, a Marshalltown Police Department press release reported the death of David Wayne Lurvey, 55. The MPD said they were informed by the Polk County ...

Monday morning, work on the Gutekunst Public Library’s expansion project began. A public groundbreaking ceremony was held with the library’s director Mara Edler (center), State Center Mayor Harlan Quick (center left), and library board members. The 4,300 square foot library, the former home of John and Angie Gutekunst, will double in size when the new building is added on to the existing structure.

‘More space, more accessibility’

STATE CENTER — The Gutekunst Public Library is not just a place to find books and other materials, but a community meeting place that nurtures over 30 programs a month. Monday morning, a public groundbreaking ceremony took place outside the library, signaling the start of a building project ...

No public objections to dissolution

REINBECK — After an initial dissolution process failed to hold up, a new, but basically identical, plan to dissolve the current Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District is set to be presented to the school board in May. A public meeting on the proposal was held Monday night in the ...