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Daily Record, May 8, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Monday • Andrew Lyle Bramon made an initial appearance on two counts of a forgery charge and three counts of a theft-fifth degree charge. Breanna Nelson was appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on May 24. Bramon is ...

San Francisco bans credit-only stores

Money & Markets

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco officials voted Tuesday to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a growing paperless practice that critics say discriminates against low-income people who may not have access to credit ...

Court TV pounds gavel again as all-trial channel is reborn

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Court TV is ending its long recess. The channel for legal junkies that thrived during the trial-crazy 1990s comes back from the dead after more than a decade Wednesday amid a crime-story craze that its backers hope will launch it into a long new life. “The timing could not ...

MPD: No bias against defendant in sex abuse case

Todays News

An alleged victim’s cell phone which may have recorded a sexual assault by a relative was central to Tuesday’s deliberations in the trial of a man in Marshall County District Court. In the fifth day of the trial, Marshall County prosecutors called four witnesses to support allegations ...

School board talks new curriculum options

Todays News

The Marshalltown School Board is having critical discussions about new curriculum options. One of those options got the board’s final approval Monday after discussion was held in April. That was for various math curricula for students in seventh to 12th grades. “We had increased ...

One week left for Salute to Hometown Heroes nominations

Todays News

There’s one week left to nominate someone for the Salute to Hometown Heroes Awards, which will recognize five unsung heroes who volunteered out of the goodness of their hearts in the wake of an EF-3 tornado sweeping through Marshalltown. The recipients will be recognized at the ...

Iowa’s small towns struggle to gain traction and grow

Todays News

Editor’s note: This story was produced by the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch, a non-profit, online news website, and the Simpson College Journalism Seminar. Reporters for the project were: Randy Paulson, Zoe Seiler, Emily Carey, Austin Hronich, Taylor Bates and Dustin ...

1 dead, 8 hurt in Colorado school shooting, 2 in custody

Todays News

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburb of Denver not far from Columbine High School , killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading minutes of terror before they were taken into custody with no injuries, authorities ...

Daily Record, May 7, 2019

Daily Record

Marshalltown Police Department Incidents • On Friday, a burglary of a motor vehicle was reported in the 600 block of West Main Street. • On Friday, a case of identity theft was reported to the Marshalltown Police Station. • On Saturday, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the ...

Google’s AI Assistant aims to transcend the smart speaker

Money & Markets

SAN FRANCISCO — When Google launched its now distinctive digital assistant in 2016, it was already in danger of being an also-ran. At the time, Amazon had been selling its Echo smart speaker, powered by its Alexa voice assistant, for more than a year . Apple’s Siri was already five years ...

Katy Perry as chandelier, Lady Gaga in layers at Met Gala

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Jared Leto was accompanied at the Met Gala on Monday by his own (fake) head, Katy Perry was a candled chandelier, Lady Gaga used the pink carpet as a runway and a changing station and Tiffany Haddish brought fried chicken in a plastic bag as many of the A-list guests worked the ...

Live on Stage to launch 80th music season

Todays News

Live on Stage Marshalltown, run by an all-volunteer non-profit board, will celebrate its 80th concert season in September. It recently announced its six-show season line-up. “It was started by a great group of people 80 years ago, and we managed to maintain their vision and add to it over ...

Local man charged with indecent contact with child

Todays News

A Marshalltown man was taken into custody by Marshalltown police and jailed recently after being charged with indecent contact with an 11-year-old over clothing, two counts of child endangerment-bodily injury — a Class D felony — and neglect or abandonment of dependent person, according to ...

School district to pursue Woodbury playground grant

Todays News

The neighborhood around Woodbury Elementary School in northeastern Marshalltown was one of the worst hit in the July 19 tornado. With that in mind, Marshalltown Schools officials are looking to make an addition to the Woodbury playground area through the national Kaboom! Playground Community ...

Teachers speak out on collective bargaining

Todays News

Several Marshalltown Schools teachers gathered at Monday’s school board meeting to voice their concerns about the district’s collective bargaining proposals. Negotiations between district administration and the Marshalltown Education Association teachers union have been going on for the ...

Man arrested for burglary

Todays News

Marshalltown police took a local man into custody recently on burglary third degree charges - an aggravated misdemeanor. Douglas Lee Davis, 25, allegedly entered an unoccupied vehicle belonging to a local construction company and stole an electric grease gun, according to a police report. He ...

Man charged with domestic abuse assault

Todays News

A local man was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail recently on a domestic abuse assault charge - first offense, domestic abuse assault impeding air/flow of blood and first-degree harassment, according to criminal complaints and affidavits filed in Marshall County ...

Woman charged with domestic abuse assault

Todays News

A local woman was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail on a domestic abuse assault charge - injury or mental illness, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed recently in Marshall County District Court. Jan Marie Lingard, 55, was told to leave a ...