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Charges pending for Thursday stabbing

Todays News

Criminal charges are pending against Kevin Dee Butts for a stabbing event which occurred in Marshalltown on Thursday. Butts, 24, of Marshalltown, will be charged with the following offenses: • Two counts of domestic abuse assault – display or use of a weapon • Going armed with intent ...

Daily Record, April 23, 2021

Daily Record

Marshalltown Police Department Arrests — Wednesday • Jason Dengler, 30, was arrested for fourth degree theft, shoplifting, and second or subsequent offense of sex offender registration violation. • Samuel Soto, 42, was arrested for violation of a no contact/protective order. • ...

Countering Biden, GOP pitches $568B for infrastructure

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — A group of Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a public works proposal with a much smaller price tag and a narrower definition of infrastructure than what President Joe Biden has proposed, highlighting the stark differences between the two sides that will be difficult to ...

McFarland Clinic breaks ground on $18M facility

Todays News

Construction on a brand new medical facility in Marshalltown will soon begin. Ground has broken on the $18 million McFarland Clinic being built near East Merle Hibbs Boulevard on the south side of town. McFarland Clinic employees, partners and friends gathered at the nine acres large ...

Two seriously injured in Marshalltown stabbing

Todays News

A 24-year-old man is in custody after a stabbing incident in which two people suffered significant injuries. The incident unfolded at approximately 12:14 p.m. Thursday at an apartment on the 100 block of North Second Street. When police arrived on scene, a 51-year-old woman and a ...

Mistrial declared for man accused of killing woman, kids

Todays News

DES MOINES — A jury failed to reach a verdict in the case of a man accused of killing a woman and her two young children inside his Des Moines home, leading the judge to declare a mistrial on Thursday. After four days of deliberations, the jury was unable to reach a verdict on two of three ...

Iowa sees increase in virus hospitalizations

Todays News

DES MOINES — Iowa public health officials reported a rise in coronavirus-related hospitalizations Thursday with a 36 percent increase in patients admitted in the last 24 hours and a slight increase in patients remaining in hospitals fighting the virus. Iowa Department of Public Health Data ...

Iowa officials say 77 prisoners got virus vaccine overdoses

Todays News

FORT MADISON — Administration of the coronavirus vaccine has been halted at a Fort Madison prison after nursing staff there incorrectly gave 77 inmates overdoses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the Iowa Department of Corrections said. The incident happened Tuesday, the Des Moines Register ...

Woman pleads guilty to hate crimes for running down children

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DES MOINES — A Des Moines woman has pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes for intentionally driving her SUV into two children in 2019 because she said she thought one was Mexican and the other was a member of the Islamic State group. Nicole Poole Franklin, 43, entered the pleas Wednesday in ...

Improvements on the way for Elks Park

Todays News

At a community engagement meeting on Wednesday, Marshalltown residents gave their input to Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee members on updates and additions they would like to see at Elks Park. Community suggestions included a splash pad, soccer goals, a dog play area, natural seating ...

Two seriously injured in stabbing; one in custody

Todays News

A 24-year-old man is in custody after a stabbing incident in which two people suffered significant injuries. The incident unfolded at approximately 12:14 p.m. Thursday at an apartment on the 100 block of North Second Street. When police arrived on scene, a 51-year-old woman and a ...

Daily Record, April 21, 2021

Daily Record

Marshalltown Police Department Arrests — Tuesday • Paul Mares Rodriguez, 29, was arrested for domestic abuse assault with intent to inflict serious injury first offense; criminal mischief in the third degree 2019 • Brian De Mesa, 30, was arrested for possession of contraband, ...

Businesses scramble for help as job openings go unfilled

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — It looks like something to celebrate: small businesses posting “Help Wanted” signs as the economy edges toward normalcy. Instead, businesses are having trouble filling the jobs, which in turn hurts their ability to keep up with demand for their products or services. Owners ...

Prince fans pay respects at Paisley Park 5 years after death

Entertainment

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Paisley Park, where Prince lived and worked, welcomed back select fans Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of his death from inside his creative sanctuary. Some wore custom Prince clothes and shoes and left flowers and other mementos as tributes to the late ...

SLWA program saves residents big

Todays News

Marshalltown residents have exceeded $1 million in savings from repair costs thanks to the city adopting the Service Line Warranties of America program. The program was brought to Marshalltown in 2011 thanks to research by Steve Simons who was the city’s sewer superintendent at the time. It ...

Suspect in Iowa trooper’s death taken from hospital to jail

Todays News

GRUNDY CENTER — A man charged in the shooting death of an Iowa State Patrol trooper was released from a hospital Wednesday and transported to jail, the Iowa Department of Public Safety said. Michael Lang, 41, of Grundy Center, had been recovering from gunshot wounds he suffered in a ...

Gov. Reynolds pushes COVID-19 vaccine as demand lags in areas

Todays News

JOHNSTON — Gov. Kim Reynolds implored Iowans on Wednesday to get vaccinated for COVID-19, however she refused to acknowledge that slowing demand for the shots is greatest in Republican parts of the state or that there’s a political aspect to the trend. After 43 of Iowa’s 99 counties ...

Pro wrestling is back for smackdown in Marshalltown

Todays News

Action will return to Marshalltown this weekend when professional wrestlers enter the ring performing in front of a live audience for the first time in a year. RUGGEDpro Wrestling will host “RuggedMania 2” at the Salvation Army Gym on Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a bell time of ...

Netflix’s subscriber growth, stock zapped as pandemic eases

Money & Markets

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Netflix’s pandemic-fueled subscriber growth is slowing far faster than anticipated as people who have been cooped at home are able to get out and do other things again. The video-streaming service added 4 million more worldwide subscribers from January through March, ...

‘Love in color’

Todays News

An acrylic mural with a very relevant statement was not something Melynda McCord intended. However, after she finished the piece on the Graffiti Wall at Skateboard Park, she found out that was what she created. “I haven’t watched the news in two years . . . because it’s the news,” ...