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Lavender makes initial appearance in district associate court

December 16, 2014 Jeremy Lynn Lavender, 29, Marshalltown, made his initial appearance Monday morning on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm before Judge Kim Riley in district associate cour. more »»

MPD investigating alleged improper relationship

December 16, 2014 The Marshalltown Police Department is investigating an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student and a school district employe. more »»

Tama supervisors review Discovery program

December 16, 2014 TAMA — The Tama County Board of Supervisors addressed a handful of issues during its meeting this week. more »»

Holiday concert

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Branstad seeks to end Iowa GOP straw poll

December 16, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing to end the state’s Republican straw poll, but the state party chairman says the event may still go on next year. more »»

Halal beef supplier vows to contest fraud charges

December 16, 2014 CEDAR RAPIDS — A food supplier falsely marketed beef to Muslims around the world for years as meeting strict halal standards, exporting products that weren’t slaughtered in accordance with Islamic... more »»

Officials find trace of emerald ash borer in southern Iowa

December 16, 2014 DES MOINES — A tiny beetle known for destroying ash trees is spreading in Iowa, state officials said Monday, and they predict infestations of the pest will pop up at a higher rate in 2015. more »»

New lottery game suspended after low tickets sales

December 16, 2014 DES MOINES — A new multi-state lottery game aimed at doling out more $1 million prizes is being suspended after just two months because of lower-than-expected ticket sales, officials announced Monday. more »»

Iowa organization raises funds for teaching garden

December 16, 2014 NORTH LIBERTY — An eastern Iowa charity said it has raised enough money to build a community teaching garden, which is expected to be a source of fresh produce for the more than 500 families it... more »»

Survey finds teens trending toward e-cigarettes

December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — More teens are trying out e-cigarettes than the real thing, according to the government’s annual drug use survey. more »»

Police altering tactics after killings, protests

December 16, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — With tensions running high over the killings of blacks by police, departments around the country are changing policies and procedures to curb the use of deadly force, ease public... more »»

Stronger start for Obama’s health law this year

December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law is off to a stronger start this yea. more »»

Republicans blame Cruz for year-end confirmations

December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Unhappy Republicans say Sen. more »»

Russia raises key rate to protect ailing economy

December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Bank of Russia has raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in a desperate move to boost its currency and rescue its troubled economy. more »»

Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?

December 16, 2014 LONDON — A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada’s Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas’ capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate. more »»

Netanyahu years continue surge in settlements

December 16, 2014 JERUSALEM — The population of Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank has continued to surge during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s years in office, growing at more than twice the pace of... more »»

Sydney cafe siege ends; 3 dead, including gunman

December 16, 2014 SYDNEY — The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny Monday morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia’s largest city. more »»

Adopt-A-Veteran Christmas party was merry and bright

December 15, 2014 The 13th Annual Central Business District Adopt-A-Veteran Christmas Party was held Sunday night in the Malloy Leisure Resource Center of the Iowa Veterans Home. more »»

MPD investigating alleged improper relationship

December 15, 2014 The Marshalltown Police Department is investigating an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student and a school district employe. more »»

Student strives for excellence

December 15, 2014 Twelve-year old Hector Cena Saenz’s talents run the gamut at Lenihan Intermediate School. more »»



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