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Waterloo OKs hiring plan limiting criminal record inquiries

Todays News

on Monday became the first city in Iowa to approve a measure banning the city and many businesses from asking about applicants’ criminal records in early stages of the hiring process. The City Council approved the so-called “ban-the-box” ordinance, which doesn’t let employers ask ...

MHS students seek to increase NHI numbers

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Six Marshalltown High School students told the Marshalltown School Board about their experiences at the National Hispanic Institute during the regular school board meeting on Monday. The students, such as Uriel Campos Padilla, represented the newly formed NHI club at MHS. The students ...

Daily Record, Oct. 8, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Monday • Joshua Joseph Fruth made an initial appearance on a domestic abuse assault-first offense charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Oct. 25. Fruth was released on his ...

US seeks to blacklist Chinese artificial intelligence firms

Money & Markets

The United States is blacklisting a group of Chinese tech companies that develop facial recognition and other artificial intelligence technology that the U.S. says is being used to repress China’s Muslim minority groups. A move Monday by the U.S. Commerce Department puts the companies on a ...

Discovery of 20 new moons puts Saturn ahead of Jupiter

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The solar system has a new winner in the moon department. Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82, scientists said Monday. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons. “It was fun to find that Saturn is the true moon ...

Second MPD/MFD open house slated for Wednesday

Todays News

Local residents and Central Iowans who missed the first MPD/MFD open house Sept. 24, can attend a second, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the facility, 909 S. Second St. Attendees will see a state-of-the-art building. Chief of Police Mike Tupper and Fire Chief David Rierson believe nearly two ...

Indian summer aids absentee voting

Todays News

Monday marked the first day Marshall County voters could vote absentee at the Marshall County Annex, 101 E. Main St. Commissioner of Elections and Assistant Marshall County Auditor Cindy Reutzel said a number of county residents took advantage of the opportunity. Voters will see a ballot with ...

Local group to show sex trafficking documentary

Todays News

Education about sex trafficking is being spread in Marshalltown by LAST — Labor and Sex Trafficking — Watch. The group is bringing a sex trafficking documentary called “Gridshock” to the Orpheum Theatre on Nov. 3. There will be two showings of the film — one at 1 p.m. and another ...

Man arrested for second offense domestic assault

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Jose Alberto Torres-Fuentes, 46, Marshalltown, was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to jail Sunday on a charge of domestic abuse assault-second offense, according to court documents. Torres-Fuentes was charged after an investigation by MPD confirmed he assaulted the victim by ...

Man arrested for felony ID theft, forgery

Todays News

Baylee Austin Waldo, 24, Gilman, was arrested by Marshalltown police Friday and taken to jail on forgery, identity theft, and fifth-degree theft charges. The charges stem from an incident last month when Waldo allegedly forged the victim’s signature on a check at a Marshalltown financial ...

Pat Grassley, grandson of US senator, to be Iowa Speaker

Todays News

DES MOINES — Iowa state Rep. Pat Grassley, the grandson of the long-serving U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, was chosen Monday to head the Iowa House leadership team as Speaker-Select. Pat Grassley was chosen by the GOP House caucus on Monday. He will take over as speaker after a vote of the ...

Unions sue USDA seeking to halt new pork processing rule

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DES MOINES — The union representing workers at pork processing plants sued the federal government on Monday to challenge a new rule that allows companies to set line speeds and turn over more food safety tasks to company employees. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union ...

A DAY IN THE LIFE — Marshall County Jail Officer

Todays News

After 14 years as a Marshall County Jail Officer, Tonia Tinnius has used a variety of skills to get through a work day. However, maintaining a positive attitude, even in trying circumstances, was frequently cited by the Baxter native. Another is use of time and pace. “If you have some ...

GM-UAW talks take turn for worse; settlement not near

Money & Markets

DETROIT — Contract talks aimed at ending a 21-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors have taken a turn for the worse, hitting a big snag over product commitments for U.S. factories, a union official wrote in an email to members. The letter from UAW Vice President ...

Kansas apologizes for risque Snoop Dogg show at hoops event

Entertainment

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas apologized for its risque Late Night at the Phog event in which rapper Snoop Dogg performed, stripper poles were wheeled onto the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money was shot over the heads of prospective recruits. Athletic director Jeff Long ...

Help exchanged between Catholic sister parishes

Todays News

Four visitors traveled miles to learn about the education available in Marshalltown and the charitable nature of its residents. Their goal is to take their knowledge back to their home of San Diego de Maria in El Salvador to improve ways of life. Father Pablo Hernandez, Nery Irhtea, Roberto ...

East Marshall Homecoming

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East Marshall Homecoming is next week with the game against South Hardin on Oct. 11 and the Homecoming dance from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Oct. 12. The theme for the 2019 Homecoming is “Feel the Glow at Hoco.” The 2019 East Marshall Homecoming Court consists of front row from left to right: ...

Marshalltown resident sold on solar power benefits

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A steady rain was falling shortly before the 1 p.m kick-off time Saturday for an open house at Sally Wilson’s home in Marshalltown. “This is not ideal weather for an open house on solar power,” Wilson said with a smile. “I do not know if any one will come the way the weather ...

Daily Record, October 6, 2019

Daily Record

Grundy County Sheriff Arrests • On Friday, Chase Penfold, 31, of Osage, was arrested at the Mitchell county jail on a Grundy County warrant charging him with probation violation. Penfold is being held without bond. • On Thursday, Jason Bakker, 46, of Wellsburg, was arrested at the ...

October is prime time to be outdoors

Outdoors Today

OCTOBER is prime time to be outdoors. So many transitions are taking place in nature during the fall season. Cooler weather tops the list. Farmers grain fields are progressing toward harvest. Tree leaves will soon burst forth is a wide array of colors. Nut bearing trees like walnut, hickory, ...