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Mexico court absolves soldiers in army killing of suspects

May 15, 2016 MEXICO CITY — A Mexican civilian court has freed the last three soldiers accused of homicide in a 2014 incident in which at least a dozen suspects were allegedly executed after they surrendered. more »»

Moody’s downgrades Saudi Arabia on lower oil prices

May 15, 2016 NEW YORK — Saudi Arabia’s credit rating has been downgraded by Moody’s because of the long and deep slump in oil prices. more »»

Ukraine’s Jamala wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

May 15, 2016 STOCKHOLM — Ukrainian singer Jamala’s melancholic tune about Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars was crowned the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest early... more »»

MHS grad picked for local school superintendent post

May 14, 2016 Theron Schutte has been offered a contract to be the next superintendent of the Marshalltown Community School District. Schutte is a Marshalltown native and 1981 Marshalltown High School graduate. more »»

MPD seeking armed robbery suspect

May 14, 2016 The Marshalltown Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect. At about 9 p.m. more »»

Sen. Ernst makes stop in Conrad

May 14, 2016 CONRAD — As a part of her current 99-county tour, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst made a stop in Conrad Friday to visit Ritchie Industries. more »»

Suspect in Newton chase linked to Marshall County

May 14, 2016 NEWTON — A man with ties to Marshall County is in jail after leading officers on a chase earlier this week. more »»

15 Minutes

May 14, 2016 ANDREA GREEN Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Marshalltown FAMILY LIFE Family: Parents are Marcia Reilly and the late Dennis Reilly; Married to Kevin and have an 8-year old son Austin Pets:... more »»

States dig in against directive on transgender bathroom use

May 14, 2016 RALEIGH, N.C. — Politicians in Texas, Arkansas and elsewhere vowed defiance — and other conservative states could follow suit — after the Obama administration told public schools across the U.S. more »»

Pfizer says it is blocking use of drugs for lethal injections

May 14, 2016 Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have now... more »»

A wave of bad news batters Olympics past, present and future

May 14, 2016 LONDON — Doping scandals. Bribery allegations. Fears about Zika. Political, economic and corruption crises. more »»

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona found in contempt of court

May 14, 2016 PHOENIX — A judge found the longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix in contempt of court Friday for disobeying his orders in a racial profiling case, bringing the lawman who calls himself “America’s... more »»

General is 1st woman to lead top-tier US combat command

May 14, 2016 PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson on Friday became the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. more »»

Puerto Rico reports first Zika-related microcephaly case

May 14, 2016 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The first Zika-related microcephaly case acquired on U.S. soil was reported Friday in Puerto Rico as concerns grow over an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. more »»

Anti-counterfeiting group suspends Alibaba

May 14, 2016 SHANGHAI — An anti-counterfeiting group said Friday it was suspending Alibaba’s membership following an uproar by some companies that view the Chinese e-commerce giant as the world’s largest... more »»

Double rainbow

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Schutte named Marshalltown schools superintendent

May 13, 2016 Dr. Theron Schutte has been offered a contract to be the next superintendent of the Marshalltown Community School District. Dr. Schutte is a 1981 Marshalltown High School graduat. more »»

MHS makes gender neutral bathrooms available

May 13, 2016 Marshalltown High School recently made three bathrooms “all gender or gender neutral.” according to an email Thursday from Communications Director Andrew Potte. more »»



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