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Manly residents to appeal pit bull notifications at Wednesday’s meeting

MANLY – Five Manly residents will address the Manly City Council Wednesday evening regarding pit bull notifications they received. This agenda item is a continuation of a hearing that was…

Hillary Clinton out of hospital

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged from a New York hospital on Wednesday. In the course of a follow-up exam performed on Sunday, Secretary Clinton’s doctors discovered a blood…

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Over $282,400 in Liquid Methamphetamine

Hidalgo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Pharr International Bridge on Wednesday seized methamphetamine valued at approximately $282,400 during a routine vehicle inspection of a…

Authorities arrest man wanted for aggravated sexual battery and child molestation

Champlain, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrested a U.S. citizen wanted on charges of aggravated sexual battery and child molestation. On January 1, CBP officers working at…

UN says over 60,000 have died in Syrian conflict

GENEVA (2 January 2013) – An exhaustive analysis carried out by data specialists on behalf of the UN Human Rights Office has led to the compilation of a list of…

Judge Weiland denies murder suspect Farnsworth a delay; trial will go ahead this month

Judge Weiland denies murder suspect Farnsworth a delay; trial will go ahead this month

MASON CITY – Judge Colleen Weiland denied a request from murder suspect James Eric Farnsworth for a delay in his trial date. In denying the the delay, Farnsworth’s trial will…

Winnebago Industries Receives “Fully Meets” Classification from Ford Motor Company

FOREST CITY, IOWA, January 2, 2013 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, has once again received Ford Motor Company’s “fully meets” classification as…

Capital gains tax to make modest jump for wealthy investors under new law

WASHINGTON – Congress approved a new tax law Tuesday night that avoids the fiscal cliff for the near-term. Part of the agreement is a small boost in the capital gains…

CNN reports that FBI gun background checks hit record highs

WASHINGTON – CNN reported Wednesday that the FBI performed about 2.8 million background checks on prospective gun owners last month. CNN reported that this is a record amount of background…

“Bushy Boy” and local woman lead cops on chase, arrested

“Bushy Boy” and local woman lead cops on chase, arrested

MASON CITY – Local law enforcement has taken two wanted Mason City residents into custody following a high speed chase through Cerro Gordo County in the early morning hours. Shortly…

Grassley explains his “no” vote on fiscal cliff bill

Grassley explains his “no” vote on fiscal cliff bill

Senator Chuck Grassley issued the following comment about his vote against the year-end tax plan. “It’d be one thing to raise taxes to reduce the deficit, but that’s not what…

Obama pleads with House to vote on Sandy aid

Obama pleads with House to vote on Sandy aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama reached out to House Republicans Wednesday and and pass legislation to fund recovery efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy. “It has only been two months…

NIACC sports weekly update

NIACC sports weekly update

From NIACC – WOMEN’S BASKETBALL What’s next: The NIACC women’s basketball team (8-6 overall, 1-0 in ICCAC) returns to action Saturday at No. 7 Kirkwood (13-3, 2-0). Game time is…

Supervisors approve deal with Heartland Asphalt settling faulty blacktop installed on B-20

Supervisors approve deal with Heartland Asphalt settling faulty blacktop installed on B-20

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met Wednesday morning for their regular weekly meeting. Various organizational proceedings took place.  Jay Urdahl was set as board chairman…

‘An imperfect solution’ to prevent very real financial pain

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the status of the fiscal cliff negotiations: “It’s late, so I’ll be very…

Man accused of domestic assault violates no-contact order; trial set

Man accused of domestic assault violates no-contact order; trial set

MASON CITY – A Mason City man awaiting trial for beating up a woman and strangling her was arrested yesterday for violating a court-ordered no-contact order placed on him to…

Boehner: 2013 Must Be About Cutting Spending and Reforming the Tax Code

Washington – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement following passage of the Senate agreement on the fiscal cliff: “The federal government has a spending problem that has…

Former T-Wolf Sprewell arrested for blasting music

Milwaukee – Former Minnesota Timberwolf star Latrell Sprewell was arrested on New Year’s Eve for disorderly conduct, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has reported. According to the Sentinel, citing jail records, police received…

Waldorf’s Luise V. Hanson Library expands science selection

Waldorf’s Luise V. Hanson Library expands science selection

Forest City, Iowa – North Iowans can explore fascinating new developments in science thanks to recent purchases by Waldorf College’s Luise V. Hanson Library. The college recently added 30 books…

Mason City police catch convicted burglar trespassing in vacant apartment

Mason City police catch convicted burglar trespassing in vacant apartment

MASON CITY – Two Mason City residents were arrested Tuesday morning after Mason City police officers responded to a call reporting two people had entered a vacant apartment located at…

Cerro Gordo county elected officials sworn in

Cerro Gordo county elected officials sworn in

MASON CITY – Elected officials in Cerro Gordo county were sworn in this morning at the courthouse. Judge Colleen Weiland had the honor of taking the oaths from four officials…

NTSB Recommends Ignition Interlocks for All First-Time DWI Offenders

WASHINGTON – In its study on wrong-way driving crashes released in December, the National Transportation Safety Board cited alcohol-impaired driving as the leading cause of these collisions and recommended that…