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Clinton grapples with Trump’s ability to stay in spotlight

May 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump kept himself planted firmly in the political spotlight this week with one headline-grabbing move after another — launching a social media defense of his treatment of women,... more »»

San Francisco’s police chief resigns amid racial issues

May 20, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s police chief resigned Thursday at the request of the mayor hours after an officer fatally shot a young black woman driving a stolen car — the culmination of several... more »»

Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill criminalizing performing abortion

May 20, 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill’s sponsor said Thursday is... more »»

Grand jury: Lawyer backed use of wrong drug in execution try

May 20, 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY — The top lawyer for Oklahoma Gov. more »»

Summer reading program kicks-off May 23

May 19, 2016 With the school year quickly drawing to an end in about two weeks, the Marshalltown Public Library will again offer its annual Summer Reading Program, part of a nation-wide initiative, this year... more »»

Retirees, long-time employees celebrated at tea

May 19, 2016 Hugs, laughter and a few tears. more »»

Supervisors talk road concerns, Emergency Management Commission

May 19, 2016 How fast is too fast? That’s the question the Marshall County Board of Supervisors discussed this week over truck speed concerns on Main Street Road. more »»

Local businessman to aid Citizen Advisory Committee

May 19, 2016 A well-known local businessman has volunteered to help the Citizens Advisory Committee. more »»

Fall opening for Casey’s on Iowa Ave. W.

May 19, 2016 Despite recent rains, it is full-steam ahead at the site of the new Casey’s Convenience Store on the 100 block of Iowa Avenue West. more »»

GOP-led House decisively approves $602B defense bill

May 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House voted convincingly Wednesday to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill after rejecting attempts by Democrats to close the detention facility at Guantanamo... more »»

Iowa politicians criticize EPA proposal on renewable fuel levels

May 19, 2016 DES MOINES — The latest federal proposal to increase the levels of renewable fuels blended into the U.S. more »»

House GOP presses ahead with Zika measure

May 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — Republicans controlling the House pushed through on Wednesday a $622 million bill to battle the Zika virus, setting up challenging and high-stakes negotiations with the GOP-controlled... more »»

US intelligence: Foreign hackers spying on campaigns

May 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — The United States sees evidence of hackers, possibly working for foreign governments, snooping on the presidential candidates, the nation’s intelligence chief said Wednesday. more »»

First US penis recipient looks forward to being a ‘complete’ man

May 19, 2016 BOSTON — The recipient of the nation’s first penis transplant says he is looking forward to walking out of the hospital a “complete” man. more »»

California hands water conservation efforts over to local officials

May 19, 2016 FRESNO, Calif. — California decided Wednesday to allow hundreds of local water districts to set their own conservation goals after a wet winter eased the five-year drought in some parts of the stat. more »»

Nigerian girl kidnapped by Boko Haram 2 years ago found alive

May 19, 2016 LAGOS, Nigeria — One of the teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists over two years ago from a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria has been found with a baby and was reunited with her mother... more »»

Candidate requests VA investigate IVH

May 18, 2016 Bob Krause, president of the Veterans National Recovery Center of Fairfield and an announced Democratic candidate against incumbent Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, has sent a letter to U.S. more »»

Corn planting almost complete, soybeans to follow suit

May 18, 2016 Planting season is upon us once again. The little green buds in the soil that can be seen from the highway all over central Iowa will soon be blooming into rows of crops as the weather warms. more »»



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