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Man found not guilty in Mason City toddler death

July 16, 2014 MASON CITY — A jury took less than three hours to find a man not guilty of first-degree murder in the 1994 death of a Mason City toddler. more »»

Defense: Slain wife of man on trial had an affair

July 16, 2014 DAVENPORT — Attorneys for an Iowa man charged with killing his pregnant wife said Tuesday that the victim was having an affair with a co-worker, but that authorities failed to fully investigate and... more »»

House GOP prepares response to border crisis

July 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to South Texas and speeding Central American youths back home as their response to the immigration... more »»

Appeals court: Texas can use race in admissions

July 16, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions as a way of promoting diversity on campus, th... more »»

Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt

July 16, 2014 MOSCOW — A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow’s streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hou. more »»

Typhoon shifts slightly from Manila, leaves 1 dead

July 16, 2014 MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Rammasun strengthened overnight, leaving at least one person dead and knocking out power in many areas, but its fierce wind shifted slightly Wednesday to spare the... more »»

Iranian Nukes: Gaps remain, but talks continue

July 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — World powers and Iran still face significant gaps in their negotiations to curb Tehran’s nuclear program, foreign ministers said Tuesday while forging ahead with efforts to secure a dea... more »»

Airstrike in eastern Ukraine kills 11 civilians

July 16, 2014 SNIZHNE, Ukraine — An airstrike in eastern Ukraine sent an apartment building crumpling to the ground Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and adding to the steadily mounting civilian death toll from... more »»

Iraqi parliament breaks deadlock to elect speaker

July 16, 2014 BAGHDAD — Iraqi lawmakers broke two weeks of deadlock Tuesday and elected a moderate Sunni as speaker of parliament, taking the first step toward forming a new government that is widely seen as... more »»

Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

July 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination. more »»

Study: Friends share similarities in their DNA

July 16, 2014 NEW YORK — You may be more similar to your friends than you think: A study suggests that the DNA code tends to be more alike between friends than between stranger. more »»

Council puts hold on the fire station project

July 15, 2014 City council members unanimously voted to push back the fire station project during a meeting Monday Mayor Jim Lowrance said the project started before the Iowa Legislature passed the rollback... more »»

Local man faces 30 years in prison

July 15, 2014 A Marshalltown man who held a gun up to an 88-year-old woman and stole her purse at Marshall Town Center last fall was sentenced to 30 years in prison. more »»

Agronomist: Despite rain, area crops thriving

July 15, 2014 The soaking rains that have hampered some Marshall County farm fields coupled with cooler, dryer conditions this week, may in turn be a good thing for area corn and soybean producer. more »»

School board approves raises for secretaries

July 15, 2014 The Marshalltown School Board approved a 4 percent salary package increase for the district’s 25 secretaries for the 2014-15 school year at its meeting Monday. more »»

Teenager pleads guilty to felony

July 15, 2014 A Marshalltown teenager has pleaded guilty to committing a burglary while impersonating a public official with the intentions of committing an assaul. more »»

Ginger Jefferson sentenced to life in prison for murder

July 15, 2014 A Toledo woman received a mandatory life sentence in prison Monday after she was convicted of first-degree murder. Judge Stephen Jackson Jr. more »»

Tama engineer updates board on county roads

July 15, 2014 Wet weather and storm damage continues to be a focus for Tama Count. more »»



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