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FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

WASHINGTON — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The ...

Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump ...

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

WASHINGTON — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The ...

Fisher, Cahill move forward on plans for legislative session

State lawmakers representing districts in Marshall County started work at the Iowa Capitol wrapped up the first week of the 2021 legislative session, but their work has only just begun. State Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Montour) has served the 72nd district for the past seven years, while newly ...

Powerball grows to $730M; Mega Millions to $850M

DES MOINES — Lottery players have another chance to win big next week since there were no winners of the top prize for both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots in their most recent drawings. The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated $730 million after no one matched all five ...

Small numbers of protesters gather at fortified US capitols

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol. As darkness ...

Heavy fortified statehouses around the US see small protests

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol. As darkness ...

Nonprofit sprouting from recent disasters

A new nonprofit organization is being built in response to the impact of recent natural disasters on low-income residents. Raymond Correa, a 32-year-old general contractor in Marshalltown, is looking for candidates to act as a board of directors for Rural Development and Dilapidated Housing ...

Mayor Greer extends mask mandate

Mayor Joel Greer has extended the citywide mask mandate he originally issued in November. The mandate was set to expire Friday. It requires every person in Marshalltown to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose when in public indoor settings, using public transportation and outdoors if ...

‘Lovely’ snow woman

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Garza sisters Kellynna, 3, and Aleighna, 2, of Marshalltown, took advantage of the abundance of snow on Friday. They watched through their window Thursday night, hoping for huge amounts so they could build a snow fort and a snow woman. The girls designed the snow woman ...

White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl when he fired his gun into a car carrying four Black teenagers during a tense confrontation at a Trump rally near the Iowa Capitol last month. Michael McKinney, 25, is charged with attempted murder in the ...

Rep. Cahill recaps eventful week at Iowa Capitol

The first week of the legislative season was a busy one for freshman representative Sue Cahill. The start of the 89th General Assembly kicked off with maskless protestors in the rotunda of the capitol building in Des Moines. The demonstrators were protesting mask orders ahead of the first day ...

Winter weather advisory remains until 6 p.m.

Marshall County residents should continue exercising caution when out and about on Friday, as the winter weather will continue until 6 p.m . As the western half of Iowa gets pummeled by a blizzard, the western half will get up to 2 inches of snow. Travelers can expect slippery road ...

10 new cases confirmed in school district

The Marshalltown Community School District confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 among students and employees on Friday: • Total cases among students: seven • Total cases among staff: three Previous reports and the number of cases include Jan. 8, 16 cases; Jan. 5, one case; Dec. 27, seven ...

Marshall County drops to 16th most COVID cases

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Marshall County fell out of the top 15 counties in Iowa with the most COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic this week. Meanwhile the United States is on pace to reach 400,000 deaths from the virus in less than two weeks. Recording 82 cases in the last seven days, ...

Essential worker vaccines to possibly start Feb. 1

COVID-19 vaccines for essential workers are coming, and it is estimated the earliest they will be given is Feb. 1. Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson has been asking businesses to prioritize employees. “They need to determine who the essential workers are, how many want it ...

Lawsuit: Community college program was human trafficking

DES MOINES — Eleven students from Brazil and Chile have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a northwest Iowa community college, a recruitment company, a pet food manufacturer and a packaging company of human trafficking and involuntary servitude. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Northern ...

Iowa Senate panel advances death penalty legislation

Several crime victims and their advocates joined more than a dozen other Iowans who spoke Thursday against a legislative proposal to reinstate the death penalty in Iowa. Clinton native Christy Wolfe’s two younger sisters, Susan and Sarah, were killed by a neighbor in Pittsburgh, Pa., in ...

Iowa National Guard sending 250 troops to Washington, D.C.

DES MOINES — Iowa is sending 250 soldiers and airmen to Washington, D.C., in response to a call for additional support during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, the head of the Iowa National Guard said Thursday. Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Ben Corell said initially Iowa had ...