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Legislators encourage continued advocacy for education funding

April 26, 2015 A feeling of dismay pervaded the atmosphere at the Marshalltown Public Library during Saturday’s Marshalltown Education Legislative Breakfast. more »»

Nepal quake death toll reaches 1,865

April 26, 2015 KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks Sunday, and rescuers aided by international teams cleared rubble in... more »»

A dozen arrested as Freddie Gray protests turn violent

April 26, 2015 BALTIMORE — Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car... more »»

The Latest on GOP’s 2016 hopefuls: Not a Clinton pile-on

April 26, 2015 7:30 p.m. CDT Clinton-bashing is down a notch at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition meeting in Iowa, compared with the big Republican gathering of presidential hopefuls in New Hampshire a week ago. more »»

Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

April 26, 2015 PORTLAND, Ore. — For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions. more »»

Bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims

April 26, 2015 BOSTON — Boston’s Muslim community has been once again thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion amid rising concerns o... more »»

Rebels seize northwest Syrian town as government retaliates

April 26, 2015 BEIRUT — Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen the opposition take nearly all o... more »»

With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

April 26, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit. more »»

As theater shooting trial opens, gun debate dwindles

April 26, 2015 DENVER — When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and injuring 70, it did more than spread fear and heartbreak across the Denver suburbs. more »»

Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle

April 26, 2015 GALLIPOLI, Turkey — For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War... more »»

Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

April 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. more »»

Amidst delays, work continues on Roundhouse

April 25, 2015 Construction on the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse complex is behind schedule, but progress continues. more »»

Public forum for MPD building project Wednesday

April 25, 2015 A final public forum to discuss the proposed $13.75 million police department building will be at the Fisher Community Center Auditorium, 709 S. Center St., from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. more »»

Shoe Sensation coming to Marshalltown Mall

April 25, 2015 One new business will be opening and another closing at Marshalltown Mall. Shoe Sensation will open this summer, while Schweser’s — a woman’s dress shop — announced it will close also this summer. more »»

Money saving tips offered at Marshalltown Public Library Friday

April 25, 2015 Since age 10, Mary Potter Kenyon has clipped her way to major savings and presented her methods to writing workshops and speaking engagements across Iowa. more »»

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April 25, 2015 AMANDA ACCOLA Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Ankeny FAMILY LIFE Family: My husband is A.J. Accola. We have two children. Our daughter is 1-1/2 years old, and our son nearly 4. more »»

Iowa law tries to ensure adult children can see sick parents

April 25, 2015 DES MOINES — A year after the children of radio personality Casey Kasem had to seek court action to see their ailing father, a new law in Iowa aims to ensure that adult children can see their sick... more »»

Presidential contender Marco Rubio seeks support in Iowa

April 25, 2015 DES MOINES — He’s offering himself as a new generation of leader, but Sen. Marco Rubio is still respecting an old presidential campaign tradition: courting caucus goers in the kickoff state of Iowa. more »»



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