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2 Nemtsov suspects detained in Russia, prompting skepticism

March 8, 2015 MOSCOW — Russia’s security service head said Saturday that two suspects in the killing of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov have been detained. more »»

Nigeria’s Boko Haram pledges allegiance to IS

March 8, 2015 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Nigeria’s home-grown Boko Haram group, newly weakened by a multinational force that has dislodged it from a score of northeastern towns, reportedly pledged formal allegiance to... more »»

Juvenile found with two knives at Miller Middle School

March 7, 2015 A 14-year old student was found with two knives between 5 and 8 inches long in his/her backpack at Miller Middle School Thursday, according to a Marshalltown Police Department repor. more »»

Educational account bill doesn’t clear legislative funnel

March 7, 2015 A bill that would provide grants K-12 students could use to finance the costs of nonpublic education did not pass committee before this week’s legislative deadline. more »»

Two men arrested on drug charges

March 7, 2015 ALBION — A animal complaint call ultimately led to multiple drug charges for two Marshall County men and the removal of a toddler from the residence where the arrests were made. more »»

Never too old to learn

March 7, 2015 Editor’s note: This is a reprint of an article about former Marshalltown resident Evelyn Kolbe Matney from the Turlock (Calif.) Journal. more »»

15 Minutes

March 7, 2015 DEIRDRE GRUENDLER Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Chicago FAMILY LIFE Family: My parents, one sister, and one brother live in the Chicago area. I also have a sister in Mt. Jackson, Va. more »»

US: NKorea response to attack on ambassador ‘callous’

March 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — The United States on Friday condemned North Korea’s “callous” reaction to the knife attack on the U.S. more »»

Former Marshall county assistant attorney law license suspended

March 7, 2015 DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the law license of an Ames attorney for at least 2 years after several women clients alleged sexual harassment and two claimed he manipulated them... more »»

Medical examiner details extent of slain girl’s injuries

March 7, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — A 5-year-old Iowa girl found dead in a river in 2005 sustained several slash and stab wounds, including a large gash across her neck, a former state medical examiner testified Friday... more »»

US move to deport Iowa pastor, father of 4 draws criticism

March 7, 2015 DES MOINES — The wife of a longtime Iowa City pastor facing deportation to Honduras said Friday she is “devastated with this situation” but encouraged by the outpouring of support, including that of... more »»

US Sen. Menendez: I have behaved appropriately in office

March 7, 2015 NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. Sen. more »»

Problems arise for state efforts to curb campus sex assaults

March 7, 2015 Lawmakers in several states are seeking to address the high-profile problem of sexual assaults on college campuses, but their bills have encountered criticism and legal complexities. more »»

Why 5.5 percent unemployment isn’t as great as it seems

March 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent — a level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. more »»

Prosecutors: Phony cosmetic surgeon was no medical expert

March 7, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia madam-turned-faux cosmetic surgeon kept up the ruse of being a medical expert even as a 20-year-old dancer who received illegal buttocks injections began to die,... more »»

Feds: Hackers stole 1B email addresses in spam scheme

March 7, 2015 ATLANTA — Computer hackers stole a whopping 1 billion email addresses from U.S. marketing companies in what federal authorities Friday described as a massive spam scheme. more »»

‘Eurabia’ fears rise after terror strikes: Myth or reality?

March 7, 2015 BERLIN — The headlines would suggest Europe is under siege: Thousands of Germans march against the continent’s “Islamization. more »»

Marshalltown teacher charged with public intoxication

March 6, 2015 A sixth-grade teacher at Lenihan Intermediate School has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested on charges of public intoxication while teaching at school. more »»



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