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Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit

August 20, 2014 BAGHDAD — Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed b... more »»

Staples to shutter Marshalltown store

August 19, 2014 The office supply chain, Staples, has announced it will close its Marshalltown store. On Monday, a company spokeswoman confirmed with the Times-Republican that the company will shut its doors at 27 W. more »»

Albion firefighters walk out after council decision

August 19, 2014 ALBION — Several volunteer firefighters and EMS workers in Albion have walked off the job after a decision by the town’s city council to keep a person on the department who they say has a vendetta... more »»

Irving gets maximum sentence for murder

August 19, 2014 A Marshalltown man found guilty of second-degree murder was sentenced to 50 years in state prison and ordered to pay a $150,000 victim restitution fine. more »»

Gentry wants to recall plea

August 19, 2014 A Marshalltown man who previously admitted to burning a local residence, church and killing animals wants to take back his guilty plea. more »»

Early retirement incentive could be restored in school district

August 19, 2014 The issue of offering a voluntary early retirement incentive to school staff has been brought back in front of the Marshalltown School Board. more »»

Local historic building wins state award

August 19, 2014 A historical Marshalltown building that was transformed into an apartment complex has won a state award. more »»

22 Iowa jails refusing immigration detainers

August 19, 2014 DES MOINES — Officials at 22 Iowa county jails have stopped accepting requests from federal immigration authorities to hold people in jail without a court order, the American Civil Liberties Union o... more »»

Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

August 19, 2014 DES MOINES — Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation’s first presidential caucus state of Iowa, creating a big campaign splash as Democrats scramble t... more »»

Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised

August 19, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban S. more »»

Militias complicate situation on Texas border

August 19, 2014 MISSION, Texas — On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to hel. more »»

Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

August 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a ne... more »»

Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

August 19, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. more »»

Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

August 19, 2014 The Associated Press BAGHDAD — Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq’s largest dam from Islamic militants Monday following dozens of U.S. more »»

In Gaza, emotional wounds of war remain unhealed

August 19, 2014 BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip — Shahed Quishta was curled up in an armchair one late afternoon during the Gaza war when a shell slammed into her living room. more »»

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

August 19, 2014 NAIROBI, Kenya — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent’s death rate of the world’s largest mammals because of an increased... more »»

Family celebrates local woman’s 106th birthday

August 18, 2014 Family members came from local towns and across the country to help Frances Stone celebrate her 106th birthday Sunday at Grandview Heights nursing home. She was born Frances Wilkening on Aug. more »»

Pet pics, a popular business

August 18, 2014 A Toledo woman captures the personality and beauty of animals. Terrie Weitzell, owner of Terrie Weitzell Photography, specializes in pet photography. more »»



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