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Collins is open to impeachment witness

Todays News

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she’s open to calling witnesses as part of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but she says it is “premature” to decide who should be called until senators see the evidence that is presented. Collins also ...

Pete Buttigieg raises $24.7 million during the 4th quarter

Todays News

DES MOINES — Pete Buttigieg’s campaign says he raised more than $24.7 million in the last three months and now has a campaign staff of 500 people nationwide, a show of financial and organizational strength heading into the presidential primaries. In a memo from campaign manager Mike ...

Winter forecast calls for cautious driving

Todays News

With winter weather on its way, drivers need to be aware of their surroundings and take special precautions to stay safe on the roadways. Despite an unusually warm and dry December, State Climatologist Justin Glisan said that current weather patterns predict slightly above average ...

Weight Loss and Exercise tops 2020 resolutions

Todays News

In just a few short days some people will make their New Year’s Resolutions. Once again for 2020, losing weight and exercising top the list on many surveys. A study of 1,000 consumers across the US conducted by Offers.com found out that the top resolution made by 36 percent of the ...

Daily Record, Dec. 31, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Monday • Matthew John McCarthy made an initial appearance on a contempt of court/violation of a no-contact order charge. Michael Marquis will continue as counsel. The contempt hearing will be scheduled by the District Associate Court. McCarthy is ...

With births down, U.S. had slowest growth rate in a century

Money & Markets

ORLANDO, Fla. — The past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. grew from 2018 to 2019 ...

NYPD: Times Square safest place on Earth for New Year’s Eve

Entertainment

NEW YORK — New York City’s counterterrorism czar expects Times Square to be “the safest place on the planet Earth” on New Year’s Eve. Thousands of police officers will be on duty for Tuesday night’s festivities, along with specialized units armed with long guns, bomb-sniffing dogs ...

Library fines soon to be a thing of the past

Todays News

The Cedar Falls and Waterloo public libraries are two of many libraries across the state and the nation which have opted to get rid of late fees. The move is intended to relieve the burden of those struggling financially, and possibly make it easier for people with hefty fees to turn in ...

Iowa registers 350,000 new voters in five years

Todays News

DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces 350,000 Iowans have registered to vote in the past five years. Iowa has broken several voter registration records since Secretary Pate took office on Jan. 1, 2015, including setting the all-time high for active registered voters, ...

Legal marijuana sales may spark Midwest interstate tension

Todays News

CHICAGO — Retailers legally selling marijuana for the past month in Michigan say they have drawn customers from surrounding Midwestern states where the drug remains illegal and, as Illinois prepares to joins the recreational market on Wednesday, officials are renewing warnings to consumers ...

Falling short of goal

Todays News

Despite a push to get donations and volunteers giving the Salvation Army in Marshalltown fell short of its 2019 Red Kettle Campaign goal. During the months of November and December, Salvation Army “bell ringers” were seen at storefronts across the nation with their red aprons, standing by ...

Daily Record, Dec. 30, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Friday • Hunter Duane Schaper made an initial appearance on an operating while under the influence-second offense charge and a driving under suspension charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled ...

Buttigieg critiques Biden’s ‘judgment’ on Iraq War vote

Todays News

KNOXVILLE — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday called former Vice President Joe Biden’s vote to authorize the Iraq War part of the nation’s “worst foreign policy decision” of the millennial mayor’s lifetime. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was ...

‘Mayor Pete’ rallies voters in Marshalltown appearance

Todays News

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg asked people attending a rally in Marshalltown Saturday to picture the sun coming up on a day in 2021; when Donald J. Trump is no longer the president of the United States. “That day is not the end of our challenge, but is the beginning of ...

Raptor counting an annual undertaking

Outdoors Today

BIRDS OF PREY can be as large as bald or golden eagles or as small as kestrels. Between these largest and smallest are more mid-sized predators of the airways. What they have in common is that they are all predatory birds shaped by Mother Nature to fill an ecological niche. Their job is to ...

Disney characters say tourists inappropriately touched them

Entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World employees who portray Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck each filed police reports this month claiming they were inappropriately touched by tourists. The woman inside the Mickey Mouse costume went to the hospital with neck injuries caused by a ...

Residential tax abatement applications due Feb. 1

Todays News

The Urban Revitalization Act has been enacted into law by the City of Marshalltown. Under this Act, qualified residential real estate may be eligible to receive a total exemption from property taxes for improvements for three years, or a sliding tax exemption for either a five- or 10- year ...

Post deleted about alleged whistleblower

Todays News

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump retweeted, then deleted, a post that included the alleged name of the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint ultimately led to Trump’s impeachment by the House. Just before midnight Friday, Trump retweeted a message from Twitter user ...

Biden leaves it unclear if he would honor Senate subpoena

Todays News

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden sought Saturday to clarify his assertion that if the Senate subpoenas him to testify in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, he will defy the order. But he did not clear up what he would do. A day earlier, the Democratic presidential contender told The Des ...