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No arrests as thousands rally over chokehold death

August 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a... more »»

Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower

August 24, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that... more »»

Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

August 24, 2014 REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe’s largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over... more »»

Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs

August 24, 2014 DONETSK, Russia — Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihood... more »»

Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

August 24, 2014 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient — a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has... more »»

Bombings kill 42 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack

August 24, 2014 BAGHDAD — Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 42 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has... more »»

Man charged with murder of child

August 23, 2014 A Marshalltown man was charged with murder late Friday after a 3-year-old girl in his care died from apparent head injuries at a Des Moines hospital. more »»

Vilsack, Braley champion Farm Bill’s local impact

August 23, 2014 U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, said it took three years to pass the current Farm Bill. His visit locally Friday indicated to him the fight was worth it. Braley, along with U.S. more »»

Where the green grass grows

August 23, 2014 A small business will not mow the lawn. Andy DeVaul, owner of the Purple Cherry, 6 Iowa Ave. East, will not cut the city-owned grass patch in front of his business. more »»

Bailey named interim technology director in county

August 23, 2014 Jonathan Bailey said it will be a challenge, but one he looks forward to. more »»

Hatch campaigns at Iowa Veterans Home

August 23, 2014 Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, a decorated Vietnam War veteran who served with distinction in the U.S. Marines, and state Se. more »»

New nursing lab to usher in MCC fall semester

August 23, 2014 The fresh semester at Marshalltown Community College comes with a new offering for students in the health occupations field. more »»

A sweet reward during a difficult time

August 23, 2014 As Mom’s Ice Cream Truck rolls through Marshalltown streets, calliope music plays, and Lori Grant smiles broadly. more »»

15 Minutes

August 23, 2014 LAURA ADAMS Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Waterloo FAMILY LIFE Family: Darin, my husband of almost five years. Pets: We have four pets; two dogs and two cats. more »»

West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

August 23, 2014 LUHANSK, Ukraine — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian... more »»

New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

August 23, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. more »»

Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks

August 23, 2014 BAGHDAD — Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of... more »»

Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths

August 23, 2014 ABUJA, Nigeria — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one... more »»

Obama taking less vacation, too much for some

August 23, 2014 CHILMARK, Mass. — President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. more »»

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

August 23, 2014 GENEVA — The death toll from three years of Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Frida. more »»

 
 

 

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