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Bombings kill 93 in Iraqi capital’s bloodiest day this year

May 12, 2016 BAGHDAD — In the deadliest violence in Baghdad this year, three car bombs claimed by the Islamic State group killed 93 people across the Iraqi capital Wednesday, demonstrating the extremists’ abilit... more »»

Iowa court rules against attempt to reclassify marijuana

May 12, 2016 DES MOINES — A legal challenge aimed at reclassifying marijuana in Iowa was shot down Wednesday by the state’s appeals court, though the issue will be taken up again in a separate case that also... more »»

Friend of man in lotto scandal says she cashed $15K ticket

May 12, 2016 DES MOINES — A friend of the former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association who is implicated in a jackpot-fixing scandal was given a winning Kansas Lottery ticket worth $15,000 in... more »»

ATF: Intentional fire caused fatal blast at Texas plant

May 12, 2016 DALLAS — A fire that was intentionally set caused the 2013 explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, federal officials said Wednesday, describing the blaze as “a criminal act. more »»

Locals weigh-in on selection of EconoFoods site

May 11, 2016 With the Marshalltown City Council’s selection of the former EconoFoods site for the proposed joint police-fire building, members of the local Police & Fire Building Citizens Advisory Committee met... more »»

Officials looking for sex offender

May 11, 2016 The Marshalltown Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a registered sex offende. more »»

Officials offer more details into raids

May 11, 2016 CEDAR RAPIDS — The early-morning raids last Thursday in Marshalltown and elsewhere in the state of Iowa as well as Wisconsin yielded nine arrests, money, drugs, firearms and ammunition. more »»

Teddy Bears For Tears to comfort children

May 11, 2016 When children encounter law enforcement and first responders, it can be under less than ideal circumstances. more »»

Local Sons of American Legion to welcome new members

May 11, 2016 Mike Gowdy may be best know to Marshalltownians as third ward councilman. more »»

Blessing of The Bikes set for Saturday

May 11, 2016 The 21st annual Blessing of The Bikes will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion, 1301 S. 6th St. more »»

Central Iowa Genealogical Society meeting slated for Sunday

May 11, 2016 The Central Iowa Genealogical Society will meet Sunday, May 15 at the Fisher Community Center at 1:30 p.m. more »»

DHS director defends decision over money for disabled people

May 11, 2016 DES MOINES — The head of a state department on Tuesday said he didn’t spend $750,000 on a disability program as intended by some Iowa lawmakers because his agency received unclear language in a... more »»

Most of Canada’s oil sands production shut down by wildfire

May 11, 2016 EDMONTON, Alberta — The majority of Canada’s oil sands industry has stopped production and will only start back up when it is “absolutely safe” but that should happen soon, Alberta’s premier said... more »»

Council selects EconoFoods site for police-fire building

May 10, 2016 The Marshalltown City Council has selected the former EconoFoods site for a proposed joint police-fire building. The council considered two finalists at its Monday meeting: the 6. more »»



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