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February 21, 2015 JOHN WIRKLER Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Postville FAMILY Family: I live in Marshalltown with my wife Cindy and two spoiled rescue Bichon dog. more »»

Iowa board awards funding for jobs, projects to 8 companies

February 21, 2015 DES MOINES — More than $237 million has been awarded to eight companies to support job creation and expansion projects across Iowa, the Iowa Economic Development Authority announced Friday. more »»

Supreme Court upholds Sioux City speeding camera ordinance

February 21, 2015 DES MOINES — Iowa cities are not violating the state constitution when they use automated traffic cameras to give out speeding tickets to motorists, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday, rejecting... more »»

White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

February 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his... more »»

As ravaged Ukraine town regains peace, fear of war remains

February 21, 2015 DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine — Almost every building was gravely damaged, nearly every window smashed in this Ukrainian town left unrecognizable by months of relentless shellin. more »»

‘Siberian Express’ in eastern US continues into next week

February 21, 2015 The deep freeze that broke records in hundreds of cities across the eastern half of the United States on Friday will last most of next week. more »»

Suspect in blast near NAACP office: Target was accountant

February 21, 2015 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. more »»

Police: Suspect bragged about Las Vegas road-rage killing

February 21, 2015 LAS VEGAS — The teenage neighbor arrested in what has been described as the road-rage slaying of a Las Vegas mother boasted about the shooting and told friends that he emptied several clips from his... more »»

Rights groups call for action over reported US-UK phone hack

February 21, 2015 LONDON — Rights organizations on Friday called for urgent steps to be taken to protect private calls and online communications after allegations that U.S. more »»

New woes for Wrong tax info sent out

February 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — In a new setback for the health care law and the people it’s supposed to help, the government said Friday it made a tax-reporting error that’s fouling up the filings of nearly a million... more »»

Arrest of Caracas mayor sign of broader Venezuela crackdown

February 21, 2015 CARACAS, Venezuela — Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro poured into the streets Friday to condemn the surprise arrest of Caracas’ mayor for allegedly participating in a U.S. more »»

Hobby Lobby to open March 2

February 20, 2015 Save the date. Marshalltown’s Hobby Lobby store will open March 2, according to a press release issued by Vince Parker of the company. It will open at 9 a.m. more »»

Search for new MHS principal continues

February 20, 2015 The gears are spinning in the move to hire a new Marshalltown High School principal. Applications for the position will be accepted through Feb. 28. more »»

Marshalltown CVB to highlight area

February 20, 2015 Marshalltown Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCVB) Executive Director Shannon Espenscheid is looking forward to warmer temperatures - not just because it’s been brutally cold, but so visitors can se... more »»

Official: Mission to retake Mosul to begin in April, May

February 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — The operation to retake Iraq’s second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000... more »»

Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes

February 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — Britain’s electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. more »»

House leader makes committee moves to support fuel tax bill

February 20, 2015 DES MOINES — A plan to increase the state fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon gained momentum in the Iowa Legislature Thursday, after the House Republican leader made some key membership changes to a... more »»

Jurors begin deliberation in trial linked to 1983 murders

February 20, 2015 WATERLOO — Jurors reached no verdict Thursday after about 90 minutes of deliberations in the trial of an Iowa woman accused of killing her husband and his girlfriend more than 30 years ago. more »»

Iowans who tried to draft Christie in ‘12 no longer as eager

February 20, 2015 NEWARK, N.J. — Four years ago, seven big-money donors and leading Republican activists from Iowa loaded into a private plane and headed to New Jersey for an urgent meeting with Chris Christie. more »»



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