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Board gets inside look at MCC renovation

November 6, 2014 One renovation project is finished and one is just weeks away from completion as part of a more than $2 million makeover at Marshalltown Community College. more »»

Sharing the bounty

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Obama vows to ‘get the job done’ with Republicans

November 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try to turn divided government into a force for... more »»

Amid Ebola disaster, WHO picks new Africa chief

November 6, 2014 COTONOU, Benin — With nearly 5,000 dead of Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization elected a new director Wednesday of its Africa office, which has been accused of bungling the response... more »»

Iowa group discusses license for dog racing

November 6, 2014 ALTOONA — A trade group expected to take over dog racing in Iowa told a commission Wednesday that the approval of a gambling license will allow it to save jobs and keep the industry alive in the... more »»

Anger, demographics shape GOP ‘blue state’ success

November 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — At the end, Kansans did what Kansans do on Election Day: They voted Republican. more »»

Feeding the homeless: Act of charity or a crime?

November 6, 2014 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — To Arnold Abbot, feeding the homeless in a public park in South Florida was an act of charity. more »»

Police: Woman abducted in Philadelphia found safe

November 6, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — A woman seen on surveillance video being abducted off a Philadelphia street has been found safe outside Baltimore. more »»

Toy makers’ new darlings: tiny critics on YouTube

November 6, 2014 NEW YORK — A snaggletooth eight-year-old. A middle schooler with a punk rocker bob cut and big earrings. Tween siblings with a penchant for playing. more »»

Israeli police: Driver slams car into pedestrians

November 6, 2014 JERUSALEM — A Hamas militant slammed a minivan into a crowd waiting for a train Wednesday in Jerusalem, killing one person and wounding 13. more »»

Judge overturns Missouri ban on gay marriage

November 6, 2014 ST. LOUIS — A state judge overturned Missouri’s constitutional ban on gay marriage Wednesday in a ruling that immediately set off a rush among some same-sex couples to apply for marriage licenses. St. more »»

Ernst wins

November 5, 2014 DES MOINES — State Sen. Joni Ernst was elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, becoming Iowa’s first woman elected to Congress and helping Republicans deliver the party a new majority in Washington, D. more »»

Smith re-elected

November 5, 2014 Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, was elected to serve his eighth term in the Iowa House, defeating Republican challenger Jane Jech of Marshalltown Tuesday. more »»

Republican duo elected to Marshall County Supervisors

November 5, 2014 Incumbent Dave Thompson and newcomer Bill Patten have been elected to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. more »»

Branstad, Blum win

November 5, 2014 DES MOINES (AP) — Incumbent Republican Gov. Terry Branstad coasted to victory over Democrat Jack Hatch on Tuesday nigh. more »»

MPD seeking information on vehicle, individuals

November 5, 2014 The Marshalltown Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals and their vehicle in connection to an incident near Franklin Elementary School earlier this... more »»

Fed up over dogs, resident wants county ordinance

November 5, 2014 Northern Marshall County resident Renee Anagnos has had enough of her neighbor’s dogs who she said bark for hours on end and are running loose at times. more »»

Disciplinary acts against nuke officers topped 16

November 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Air Force has fired or disciplined at least 16 nuclear missile commanders or senior officers for misconduct and other failings over the past year and a half, reflecting turmoil in... more »»

Appeals court takes on NSA surveillance case

November 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — Three federal appeals court judges struggled Tuesday over whether the National Security Agency’s phone data surveillance program is an intelligence-gathering tool that makes the nation... more »»



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