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Haverhill Days festivities kickoff Saturday

July 29, 2016 HAVERHILL — The heat of late July brings summer festivals in central Iowa, one of those being Haverhill Days this Saturday and Sunday in the small Marshall County town. Activities kick off at 11 a.m. more »»

Local artists to compete at the Iowa State Fair

July 29, 2016 For the sixth year in a row, local artist Melissa Sharer-Pieters is entering a painted concrete sculpture in a contest at the Iowa State Fair. more »»

Marshalltown Garden Club to host home food preservation program

July 29, 2016 As Central Iowans are looking to stretch their food dollar, many are taking advantage of land and garden spaces to grow their own food. more »»

Syria Nusra Front leader claims to abandon al-Qaida

July 29, 2016 BEIRUT — The leader of Syria’s Nusra Front said in recording aired Thursday that his group is changing its name, claiming it will have no more ties with al-Qaida in an attempt to undermine a... more »»

Rio prepares as terror threat hangs over Olympics

July 29, 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO — A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world’s media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it’s the Olympics. more »»

Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues

July 29, 2016 MOSCOW — Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a... more »»

Mayor: Black Lives Matter banner stays

July 29, 2016 SOMERVILLE, Mas. more »»

Experts confront multiple explanations for surge of killings

July 29, 2016 NEW YORK — The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. more »»

Man convicted in Chandra Levy’s death will not be retried

July 29, 2016 Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy, saying they can no longer prove their case in the 15-year-old slaying that thrust... more »»


July 28, 2016 Privacy and space. A renovation project three years in the making was celebrated at the Iowa Veterans Home this week during an open house in the Dack Buildin. more »»

MHS chosen for secure internet pilot program

July 28, 2016 Safe and secure access. more »»

Bobcat Academy prepares for little learners

July 28, 2016 Part child care, part preschool, all educational. That’s the plan for Bobcat Academy, a program over two years in the making for co-directors and teachers Ashley Johnson and Amber Youn. more »»

Obama boosts Clinton; Kaine mocks Trump

July 28, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that fuels... more »»

Prosecutors abandon case against police in Gray’s death

July 28, 2016 BALTIMORE — More than a year after a black man suffered a broken neck in a police van, the effort to hold six officers criminally responsible for his death collapsed Wednesday when the city dropped... more »»

Iowa crime lab analyst fired after anti-black Facebook rant

July 28, 2016 IOWA CITY — An Iowa state crime laboratory analyst has been terminated after posting a rant on Facebook that said she no longer feels safe around black people, her agency said Wednesday. more »»

Appeals court upholds man’s conviction in slaying of pregnant wife

July 28, 2016 IOWA CITY — A volunteer firefighter’s conviction in the death of his pregnant wife will stand even though there is no direct proof of his guilt, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. more »»

Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails

July 28, 2016 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and... more »»



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