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Syrian rebels advance near Golan; Damascus shelling kills 33

June 18, 2015 BEIRUT — Syrian rebels launched a wide-ranging offensive against government positions near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, after shelling in and around Damascus killed at least 33... more »»

Runaway tiger kills man in Tbilisi after flood damages zoo

June 18, 2015 TBILISI, Georgia — A tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at the Tbilisi Zoo mauled a man to death in the Georgian capital before being shot by police Wednesday, a day after officials said... more »»

Garwin audit: More than $500K improperly spent

June 17, 2015 GARWIN — A report released Tuesday afternoon by the state auditor says a special investigation of the City of Garwin shows $562,090 of improper or unsupported disbursements have been found over the... more »»

Helpful safety tips for the great outdoors

June 17, 2015 With the first day of summer arriving on Sunday, warmer weather and school being out until the fall increases the number of people out enjoying the great outdoors. more »»

Sexual assault prevention the focus of ACCESS

June 17, 2015 Sexual assault prevention is the message of a four-day program by Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support, which will take place next month Sexual assault is defined by Iowa law as “any se... more »»

Three new dump trucks to replace four troublemakers in county fleet

June 17, 2015 Marshall County operators could see the arrival of three new tandem axle dump trucks as early as December. more »»

Community Foundation of Marshall County looking ahead

June 17, 2015 From the Boy Scouts to the town of Le Grand to the Salvation Army, the Community Foundation of Marshall County has been a critical resource for community betterment since it organized in 2005 and... more »»

New store to arrive at Marshalltown Mall

June 17, 2015 “Alternative gift-shop.” That is how Liberty Gifts, a new store coming to the Marshalltown Mall later this summer, was described by mall general manager Ken Huge. more »»

Migraine headaches affect quality of life

June 17, 2015 Migraine headaches have afflicted the populous since the days of Julius Caesar, who was known to suffer from these headaches. Albert Einstein, President John F. more »»

Iowa hires contractor to track state workers’ medical leave

June 17, 2015 IOWA CITY — Iowa’s state government has hired a company to track employee absences at a cost of $32,000 per month, seeking to improve its management of the Family and Medical Leave Act. more »»

Russia to add 40 new intercontinental missiles

June 17, 2015 MOSCOW — Russia’s military will add over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles this year alone that are capable of piercing any missile defenses, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday in a blun... more »»

3 plead not guilty in Lebanon gun smuggling case

June 17, 2015 CEDAR RAPIDS — Three relatives charged in a conspiracy to ship weapons from Iowa to Lebanon are pleading not guilt. more »»

Fed agency blames hack on ‘neglected’ security system

June 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — The agency that allowed hackers linked to China to steal private information about nearly every federal employee — and detailed personal histories of millions with security clearances —... more »»

FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats

June 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the... more »»

Whodunit playing out as Vatican reels from encyclical leak

June 17, 2015 VATICAN CITY — There’s something of a whodunit going on in the Vatican to discover who leaked Pope Francis’ environment encyclical to an Italian newsweekly, deflating the release of the most... more »»



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