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Iowa court system to track deadlines for judge appointments

Todays News

IOWA CITY — The Iowa Judicial Branch has started tracking legal deadlines for judge appointments amid questions over whether Gov. Kim Reynolds made two picks on time, a spokesman said Thursday. The Iowa Constitution gives the governor 30 days to appoint a judge once the names of finalists ...

Facebook’s election ‘war room’ takes aim at fake info

Todays News

MENLO PARK, Calif. — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads “War Room.” Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of ...

UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown VP of Operations steps down

Todays News

UnityPoint - Marshalltown VP of Operations Dustin Wright stepped down from his position. He has taken a position as Chief Executive Officer with Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars, according to a Thursday afternoon statement issued by Laura Rainey, Regional Marketing Director for UnityPoint ...

Daily Record, Oct. 18, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Wednesday • Jonathon James Willemsen, of Monroe, made an initial appearance on a violation of a one-way designation charge, a driving while barred charge, a possession of drug paraphernalia charge and a driving under suspension charge. The public ...

West Coast quake warning system is now operational, with limits

Money & Markets

PASADENA, Calif. — Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass public notification, officials said Wednesday. "We're making a large change from a production ...

Canelo Alvarez inks $365M deal with streaming service DAZN

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Canelo Alvarez is boxing’s new $365 million man. Alvarez has signed an 11-fight deal that his promotional company says is the richest athlete contract in sports history, guaranteeing the Mexican middleweight champion at least that much money to have his fights shown on the ...

Local Water Works interviewing CEO/GM candidates

Todays News

Marshalltown Water Works trustee Kenn Vinson told the Times-Republican he and other trustees have been interviewing Chief Executive Officer/General Manager candidates this week. “We will finish Friday,” Vinson said. “Assuming all details fall into place, it is our plan to make a job ...

Domestic violence, sexual assault care agency holds open house

Todays News

Local police and caregivers know all too well how common crimes like domestic violence and sexual assault are in central Iowa. Leaders from both of those groups were on hand for an open house with the community Wednesday. Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support (ACCESS) Executive ...

Study finds Tornadoes have been spinning up farther east

Todays News

WASHINGTON — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren't quite certain why. Tornado activity is increasing most in ...

Khashoggi sends warning in last column

Todays News

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post has published a new column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East "have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate." The Post published the column Wednesday, more than two ...

Renovations could consolidate county offices, save taxpayer money

Todays News

The July 19 tornado caused 22 non life-threatening injuries and millions of dollars in damage to local homes, businesses and government buildings. However, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors found a silver lining when it was announced earlier this month the county’s insurer’s would ...

Daily Record, Oct. 17, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Tuesday • Seton John Vest, of Toledo, made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge. The probation revocation hearing will be scheduled by the District Associate Court. Vest is released on his promise to appear. • Ryan Heath Chaplin made ...

Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

Money & Markets

TORONTO — Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. And there was more good news for pot aficionados: Hours before a handful of retail outlets opened in the country's easternmost province a federal official ...

TV Review: A Roseanne Barr-less ‘The Conners’ is a triumph

Entertainment

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Can there be a "Roseanne" without Roseanne? The answer is yes, indeed. There can even be a pretty good sitcom. And you might not miss her that much. ABC on Tuesday night aired the first episode of "The Conners," a spinoff of "Roseanne" without Roseanne ...

Sodders drops out of auditor/recorder race

Todays News

State Center Mayor and former two-term state senator Steve Sodders announced Tuesday he is dropping out of the Marshall County Auditor/Record race a few weeks before the Nov. 6 general election. Sodders was the Democratic candidate running against incumbent Republican Nan Benson and entered ...

Democratic Sec. of Ag candidate rallies supporters

Todays News

Iowans have not elected a Democrat to the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture post since Patty Judge won in 2002. Tim Gannon wants to pick up where Judge left off. Gannon was in Marshalltown Tuesday afternoon to meet fellow Democrats while giving a pep talk about supporting Democratic candidates ...

Animal cruelty laws the focus of town hall meeting

Todays News

Topics like animal torture, state laws and certain types of hunting were discussed at an animal cruelty town hall meeting at Fisher Community Center Tuesday. The meeting was led by Preston Moore of the Human Society of the United States. He was joined by Shelly Deal of the Animal Rescue ...

Man charged with domestic abuse

Todays News

A Marshalltown man was arrested by the Marshalltown Police Department earlier this week on three criminal counts stemming from a domestic abuse incident. Lendle Blelai, 31, was charged with domestic abuse assault-first offense, child endangerment and obstruction of emergency communication, ...

Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida

Todays News

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That's in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South. The scope of the storm's fury ...