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70-vehicle pileup in snowy Maine leaves at least 17 injured

February 26, 2015 ETNA, Maine — More than 70 vehicles got tangled up in a series of chain-reaction pileups Wednesday along a snowy stretch of Interstate 95 in Maine, injuring at least 17 people, state police sai. more »»

3 in NY, Florida accused of plot to join Islamic State group

February 26, 2015 NEW YORK — Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the United States, and federal officials said one of them... more »»

Spacewalking astronaut safe after water leaks into helmet

February 26, 2015 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. more »»

Experts: Insanity case as in ‘American Sniper’ hard to win

February 26, 2015 STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The former Marine convicted of killing “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and another man was hospitalized multiple times for psychiatric treatment and was prescribed... more »»

Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran talks

February 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry played defense Wednesday on Capitol Hill, fielding dozens of questions from lawmakers worried about what Iran could get in a deal being negotiated to block... more »»

Construction of new generating station on schedule

February 25, 2015 From seven years of planning to a groundbreaking to the installation of 1,300 pilings, the Marshalltown Generating Station is quickly taking shape. more »»

Fuel tax increase passes Senate, House

February 25, 2015 DES MOINES — Both the Iowa Senate and House on Tuesday approved a 10-cent increase to the fuel tax to help pay for Iowa’s infrastructure needs, but legislators representing Marshall County were spli... more »»

Iowa Supreme Court hears IJH lawsuit

February 25, 2015 DES MOINES — Regardless of the outcome, two area lawmakers are pleased they had their “day in court. more »»

Snow ordinance in effect today

February 25, 2015 In anticipation of “significant snowfall forecasted for the Marshalltown area” today, the city of Marshalltown will be placing the snow ordinance into effect beginning at 2 p.m. today. more »»

Rollover victim identified

February 25, 2015 STATE CENTER — The driver of semi tractor-trailer that was killed when his rig overturned into a ditch near State Center late Monday afternoon has been identified. more »»

2015-16 Marshall County budget approved

February 25, 2015 The Marshall County Board of Supervisors has approved the coming year’s budget. Revenues for the 2015-16 fiscal year totaled $22,558,748, and expenses, $24,276,36. more »»

Open house tours of police facility available

February 25, 2015 As part of ongoing discussions related to the possible construction of a new Marshalltown Police Department headquarters, the city has scheduled open house tours of the current police building at 22... more »»

Petition receives library board’s stamp of approval

February 25, 2015 The Marshalltown Public Library Board approved a petition Tuesday that, if successful, would add a resolution to the Nov. 3 election ballot. more »»

East Marshall Carnival Friday night

February 25, 2015 LE GRAND — The East Marshall High School Senior Class of 2015 will be sponsoring a carnival night from 5:45-8 p.m. Friday at the East Marshall High School Old Gym. more »»

G-R superintendent a finalist for Panorama post

February 25, 2015 REINBECK — Gladbrook-Reinbeck Superintendent Shawn Holloway is a finalist for the Panorama Community School District superintendent’s post there. more »»

Defying Republicans, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

February 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third... more »»

Senate panel OKs bill targetting school bullying

February 25, 2015 DES MOINES — A bill that would expand guidelines for Iowa educators responding to cases of school bullying was approved by a Senate panel on Tuesday, a step needed to advance it to the full... more »»

Suicide attempt reveals safety gaps at Iowa mental hospital

February 25, 2015 MOUNT PLEASANT — A state-run mental hospital in Iowa fired three workers because administrators say the three didn’t act quickly enough when they noticed a patient trying to hang himself. more »»

In a bind, Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill

February 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripped of immigration provisions backed by conservative... more »»

 
 
 

 

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