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Man sentenced after violating his probation

October 18, 2014 A Marshalltown man who was on probation for engaging in sexual intercourse with a minor had his probation revoked for violating it just two months later. Benjamin J. more »»

Barbecue fest begins

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Blum campaign back in Marshall County

October 18, 2014 Republican U.S. House candidate Rod Blum said with each passing poll the numbers keep looking good for him in his race against Democratic Rep. Pat Murphy, D-Dubuque. more »»

Marshall County Child Care Services ready to serve

October 18, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of articles about the partner agencies affiliated with the United Way of Marshall County. more »»

15 Minutes

October 18, 2014 CHUCK SHOCKLEY Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Des Moines FAMILY LIFE Family: Wife is Evelyn Moore originally from Council Bluffs. We have two sons, Alex of Alexandria, Minn. more »»

State offers incentives for three company projects

October 18, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa economic development officials approved Friday incentives for three companies that promise to create 281 jobs and spend $39 million to locate new facilities or expand in Iowa. more »»

WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

October 18, 2014 LONDON — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to... more »»

In turn, gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona

October 18, 2014 PHOENIX — Gay marriage became legal in Arizona on Friday, a sharp turn for a state that became ground zero in the clash over gay rights less than a year ago when the state Legislature passed a bill... more »»

Ana turns into hurricane off the coast of Hawaii

October 18, 2014 KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — The powerful Pacific storm churning toward Hawaii became a hurricane but remained far enough away from the islands to allow tourists to make the most of Friday’s remaining sunn... more »»

Biden’s son faces no bar review after discharge

October 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, faces no automatic review of his law license in Connecticut following his discharge from the U.S. more »»

Activists: Islamic State group may have warplanes

October 18, 2014 BAGHDAD — Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group has captured some MiG fighter jets and is test-flying the warplanes in Syria with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots. more »»

Jihadis take their kids to war; moms fight back

October 18, 2014 PRISTINA, Kosovo — It started out as a father-and-son trip to Kosovo’s western mountains in July. more »»

Chinese art colony’s free-speech illusion shatters

October 18, 2014 BEIJING — Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing’s Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as... more »»

Hong Kong police arrest 26 amid street clashes

October 18, 2014 HONG KONG — Hong Kong riot police battled with thousands of pro-democracy protesters for control of the city’s streets Saturday, using pepper spray and batons to hold back defiant activists who... more »»

Nepal blizzard survivors caught off-guard

October 18, 2014 KATMANDU, Nepal — Survivors of deadly blizzards that swept through the Himalayas this week said they were caught off-guard when the weather changed quickly along high-altitude trekking routes in... more »»

Ukrainian, Russian leaders sound optimistic note

October 18, 2014 MILAN — Russian and Ukrainian leaders sounded optimistic after marathon, Europe-brokered talks Friday, signaling progress on both a definitive peace settlement in Ukraine and a gas dispute that... more »»

Breast cancer survivors tell their story

October 17, 2014 Even though one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their lives, in most cases it’s not a death sentence. more »»

Student suing school district after football suspension

October 17, 2014 A Marshalltown High School senior is suing the school district in a civil lawsuit after being suspended for two football games earlier this year. more »»



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