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Senate advances Keystone bill despite Obama veto threat

January 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday, a victory for newly empowered Republicans angling for a quick veto showdown... more »»

Key US military command’s Twitter, YouTube sites hacked

January 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military’s U.S. Central Command on Monday. more »»

Fisher, Smith and Sodders ready for legislative session

January 12, 2015 When the gavel drops to open the Iowa General Assembly today in Des Moines, Marshall County’s three area legislators say they’re ready to get to work. For state Sen. Steve Sodders and state Reps. more »»

Teachers sing eight-year-old’s praises

January 12, 2015 Franklin Elementary third-grade student Mu Doh Say loves doing homework. The eight-year-old eagerly completes her assignments; no small task for a little girl whose first language isn’t English. more »»

Chamber legislative forums established

January 12, 2015 The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring three forums during the 2015 legislative session. State Sen. Steve Sodders, D-State Center, state Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown and state Rep. more »»

Police: 5 guns found in car of Idaho shooting spree suspect

January 12, 2015 Investigators found five guns and a laptop computer in the vehicle of a man suspected of killing three people in a shooting spree, a police chief said Sunday, but they hadn’t yet uncovered any motiv... more »»

Judge could rule in dispute over MLK Bible and Nobel medal

January 12, 2015 ATLANTA — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible hasn’t gone on regular display since President Barack Obama used it while taking his second oath of office two years ag. more »»

Novel new law prompts towns to agree to rescind gun measures

January 12, 2015 Barely a week after taking effect, a novel state law that makes it easier for gun-rights groups to challenge local firearms measures in court is already sparking change: Nearly two dozen... more »»

Millions rally for unity against terrorism in France

January 12, 2015 PARIS — More than a million people surged through the boulevards of Paris behind dozens of world leaders walking arm-in-arm Sunday in a rally for unity described as the largest demonstration in... more »»

Searchers hone in on black boxes from AirAsia plane

January 12, 2015 PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — While Indonesia’s navy said divers had not yet found the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea two weeks ago, searchers on Sunday honed in on... more »»

Muslim man hailed for life-saving courage during Paris siege

January 12, 2015 PARIS — At a kosher supermarket in Paris, a quick-thinking Muslim employee hides several Jewish shoppers in the basement before sneaking out to brief police on the hostage-taker upstair. more »»

Croatia presidential election decided by slight margin

January 12, 2015 ZAGREB, Croatia — A conservative populist become Croatia’s first female president Sunday after beating the center-left incumbent in a runoff election amid deep discontent over economic woes in the... more »»

Cancer survivors regain strength through Livestrong

January 11, 2015 Radiation treatments for breast cancer had severely weakened Ann Rubenbauer’s left shoulder. more »»

Boil order for city of Garwin

January 11, 2015 Authorities with the City of Garwin have notified residents that the city is under a boil advisory until further notice due to a water main break. more »»

Police organization fundraising effort under way

January 11, 2015 The Marshalltown Fraternal Order of Police — a benevolent association of Marshalltown Police Officers — has started its annual fundraising drive to help with the many different youth organizations... more »»

Citizen Police Academy begins March 17

January 11, 2015 The staff at the Marshalltown Police Department is seeking community members to participate in the upcoming 2015 Citizen Police Academy. more »»

‘Meskwaki Fight for Self Governance’ at Historical Society

January 11, 2015 The Historical Society of Marshall County kicks off the 2015 History on Third Thursday programs with Eric Zimmer of the University of Iowa presenting “Meskwaki Fight for Self-Governance” 6:30 p.m. more »»

Oil could drive down ethanol profits, but industry shielded

January 11, 2015 SHENANDOAH — Roughly 100 grain trucks a day filled with corn continued to flow into the Green Plains ethanol plant in southwest Iowa this week — even as crude oil prices continued to collapse. more »»

France hunts suspect, prepares for mass anti-terrorism rally

January 11, 2015 PARIS — France vowed to combat terrorism with “a cry for freedom” in a giant rally for unity Sunday after three days of bloodshed that horrified the world. more »»

Clashes in Mexico call gov’t strategy into question

January 11, 2015 COLONIAS, Mexico — New clashes between vigilante groups and government forces in Mexico’s violent western state of Michoacan are calling into question the strategy of a federal commissioner appointe... more »»



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