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Islamic State driven from last Syria territory, Trump says

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Islamic State militants no longer control any territory in Syria, President Donald Trump proudly announced Friday, though the U.S. was still launching airstrikes and sporadic fighting continued on the ground against the group’s holdouts. “It’s about time,” ...

Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe; no new indictments

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation, ending a probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency with no new charges but launching a fresh wave of political battles over the ...

Father/daughter duo publishes children’s book

Hanna and Joe Carter have combined talents and interests to release their first children’s book “Marshall T. Trowel and Family – Concrete – Work Hard. Work Together.” Set in Marshalltown, the story follows a family of tools as they learn that teamwork is what gets the job done. Joe, ...

Latest set of pre-ordered tornado photo books has arrived

The latest set of pre-orders for the Times-Republican’s “Ravaged: Photos of the July 19, 2018 EF-3 Tornado” book, is now available at our office. Unless you prearranged mailing, you can stop by to get the copy or copies of your books at our office, 135 W. Main St. If you arranged to ...

Marshalltown Police ask for public assistance locating wanted man

The Marshalltown Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who has active arrest warrants for domestic abuse and damage to property. Timothy Lee Warnell II, 40, of Marshalltown is wanted for incidents that occurred this year. He is 6 foot 2 inches and weighs ...

Amtrak coming through Marshalltown due to floods

U.S rail giants Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and Union Pacific Rail Road (UPRR) have joined forces to help AMTRAK — the nation’s passenger rail service — transport passengers across Iowa. AMTRAK spokesperson Marc Magliari of Chicago confirmed the “California Zephyr” will be ...

Local group collecting donations for flood relief

A local group called the Dream Team is again coming together to help people in need, but instead of a local tornado this time they are sending supplies to flood victims along the Missouri River. Western Iowa and much of Nebraska were suddenly under water earlier this week as snow melt and ...

Local group excited about art at public safety building

Art will be coming to the new joint police and fire headquarters facility. Exactly what medium and when and where it will be displayed is up to a yet-to-be-named selection committee affiliated with the facility. “It will be made up of partners in the project, so the public art committee ...

Latest set of pre-ordered tornado photo books has arrived

The latest set of pre-orders for the Times-Republican’s “Ravaged: Photos of the July 19, 2018 EF-3 Tornado” book, is now available at our office. Unless you prearranged mailing, you can stop by to get the copy or copies of your books at our office, 135 W. Main St. If you arranged to have ...

Senate passes bill limiting conservation land acquisition

The state Senate passed a bill earlier this week that would restrict how the State Revolving Fund can be used, and some conservation officials are opposed to the action. The revolving fund is meant to be used to help improve water quality in the state, and Marshall County Conservation ...

Sex, fertility and relationships topic of March 30 seminar

“Going Natural: A Healthy Choice” will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 inside DeJardin Hall at Marshalltown Community College. The purpose of this class is to “present a scientific analysis of the chemistry of sex, fertility and relationships.” Sponsored by the Coalition ...

Man faces forgery charge

A local man who surrendered at the Marshalltown Police Department recently on a forgery charge — a Class D felony — was issued a summons to appear in Marshall County District Court next week, a criminal complaint and affidavit show. Joseph Wade Bown, 38, purchased $2,100 in merchandise ...

County, judicial officials debate courthouse space

County government officials and officials from the local branch of the judicial system aired disagreements about the space the judiciary will get when the Marshall County Courthouse reopens. The discussion happened at a special county supervisors meeting Wednesday and stemmed from plans to ...

Local man appeals sentence on distribution of child pornography

A former Marshalltown Community School District educator who was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison last month for distributing child pornography has filed an appeal to the sentence. Court documents from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals show Glen Arlan Sedlacek, 68, filed the appeal ...

Our town, our people — Bryce Jolley

“Our town, our people” is a weekly Q&A with a local resident who is active in the community. Have a suggestion for someone we should talk to? Email T-R news editor Emily Barske at ebarske@timesrepublican.com.  Bryce Jolley is a podiatrist who has lived in Marshalltown for more than ...

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Marshall County

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Marshall County Wednesday in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather ...

Local garden centers gear up for springtime

While it’s too early in the season to begin planting seeds and bulbs, it’s not too early to start planning. In the coming weeks, the ground will be soft and dry enough to begin the process of cleaning up yards, testing the soil for nutrients, then tilling the land or whatever else is ...

Poll: More Americans want immigration to stay the same

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A growing number of Americans say immigration levels should remain the same or increase, according to a major U.S. survey, a shift that comes as the Trump administration has ramped up immigration enforcement. At the same time, the latest data from the General Social ...

Local group collecting donations for flood relief

A local group called the Dream Team is again coming together to help people in need, but instead of a local tornado this time they are sending supplies to flood victims along the Missouri River. Western Iowa and much of Nebraska were suddenly under water earlier this week as snow melt and ...

IDOT staff estimating June completion for Le Grand viaduct

Work continues on one of Central Iowa’s largest highway construction projects — the $6.7 million dollar Highway 146 bypass and viaduct project. When complete later this year, it will allow Le Grand area residents, emergency responders and farmers to drive over the Union Pacific Rail Road ...