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Marshalltown public schools to buy Orpheum Theater for $1

Sep. 08, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Marshalltown Community Schools will become the new owners of the city’s historic Orpheum Theater for the basement-bargain price of $1. The district’s school board on Tuesday unanimously approved a letter of intent to buy the theater on...

Police investigate child sexual abuse case, apparent suicide

Jul. 23, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police in Marshalltown and Ames are investigating a sexual exploitation allegation and an apparent suicide that appear to be related. A former Marshalltown school employee was found dead inside an Ames home on Thursday, police said....

Iowa teacher accused of relationship with student found dead

Jul. 09, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A Marshalltown middle school teacher facing charges of having inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old student has been found dead, authorities said. The body of Adam Eugene Edgington, 42, of Nevada, Iowa, was found Thursday night in his car...

Police ID 2 found dead in parked vehicle at Iowa park

Jul. 08, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

PALO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified two people found dead last week inside a vehicle at the Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area. The couple found dead were Cody Michael Rhodes, 31, and Courtney Lynne Rhodes, 27, the Iowa Department of Public Safety said in a...

Police: Iowa teacher had inappropriate contact with student

Jul. 08, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police in central Iowa have arrested a Marshalltown middle school teacher accused of having inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old student. Adam Eugene Edgington, 42, of Nevada, Iowa, was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual...