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Wrestling: Cyclones To Open Big 12 Slate Against Oklahoma

Wrestling: Cyclones To Open Big 12 Slate Against Oklahoma

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling team (1-2, 0-0 Big 12) will wrestle in its first Big 12 dual of the season on Saturday when they take on No.…

Law firm must pay $30K for discriminating against deaf people

The Justice Department today announced a settlement agreement with Peroutka and Peroutka P.A., a debt collection law firm based in Pasadena, Md., to resolve allegations that the law firm violated…

Iowa inmate escape bulletin

Iowa inmate escape bulletin

NAME: Cory Brian Frahm AGE: 34 SEX: Male FACILITY: Fort Des Moines Work Release Facility OFFENSE: Robbery Second Degree, Failure to Report Contraband in a Correctional Facility SENTENCE: 12 Years…

Man arrested for shoplifting

Man arrested for shoplifting

MASON CITY – A man was detained at Fleet Farm for shoplifting this week. Duane Joseph Whitney, age 32, unknown address, was detained at Fleet Farm in Mason City on…

Cerro Gordo sheriff’s department continues to secure helicopter crash site (VIDEO)

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to secure the helicopter crash scene, Sheriff Kevin Pals said in a press release Thursday afternoon: —– Update on…

Clinton, other diplomats remark on situation in the Sudan

Following is the text of a joint statement by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, and United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague. Begin Text:…

Proposed Reconstruction of U.S. 63 from Hudson to Waterloo to be Discussed Jan. 15

Proposed Reconstruction of U.S. 63 from Hudson to Waterloo to be Discussed Jan. 15

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 3, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15, to discuss the proposed Portland cement concrete reconstruction of…

Pelosi criticizes House Republicans on Sanday aid package delays

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the House Republican leadership announced they will reverse course and allow votes on Hurricane Sandy relief: “Though it…

AFSCME union member to speak out on Branstad policies Friday in Mason City

MASON CITY – On January 4th at 1:30 PM, AFSCME Member and Construction Technician Daryl Erickson will speak out on Governor Branstad’s double standard for political appointees and middle class…

Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor Statement on Hurricane Sandy Relief

Washington – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement regarding the requested funding for victims of Hurricane Sandy: “Getting critical aid to…

123 sexually exploited children identified by HSI during ‘Operation Sunflower’

WASHINGTON — One hundred twenty-three victims of child sexual exploitation were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents during an international operation aimed…

Op-ed: Mason City woman unhappy with Councilman Alex Kuhn’s follow-through

Op-ed from Jessica Symonds of Mason City – I am a lifelong Mason City resident living near the Southbridge Mall. Close parking is limited to small time increments and certain…

UPDATED: Three fatalities Wednesday night in helicopter crash (VIDEO)

UPDATED: Three fatalities Wednesday night in helicopter crash (VIDEO)

VENTURA (JAN. 2) – Reports are coming in that a helicopter crash occurred near Ventura Wednesday evening. Our sources indicated that there are possible fatalities.  The crash was near 260th…

The Roles of Fire and EMS Personnel in Armed Attacks

The Roles of Fire and EMS Personnel in Armed Attacks

JANUARY 3, 2013 – More than two hundred and sixty five people have been killed in multiple death armed attacks since the Littleton, Colorado Columbine High School shootings in 1999…

Priest Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Possessing Pornographic Images of Children

PITTSBURGH—A suspended Catholic priest was sentenced in federal court for violating federal child sexual exploitation laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. Bartley Sorensen, 63, was sentenced by…

U.N. Human Rights Commissioner says fundamental changes needed in wake of India rape tragedy

GENEVA – The High Commissioner for Human Rights last week expressed her deep sadness at the death of a 23-year old Indian woman who was brutally gang-raped on a bus…

White House eases path to residency for some illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Wednesday announced the posting of a final rule in the Federal Register that reduces the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate…

Health Department Offers Another Opportunity for Worksite Wellness Assistance

Health Department Offers Another Opportunity for Worksite Wellness Assistance

(Mason City) – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is once again offering county businesses a unique (and FREE) opportunity to participate in a six session Worksite Wellness…

King on cliff deal: “It’s bad for our country”

King on cliff deal: “It’s bad for our country”

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting against the Fiscal Cliff deal late Tuesday night: “I could not vote for this bill because, as a…

Sycamores Snap Panthers’ Home Win Streak, 65-61

Sycamores Snap Panthers’ Home Win Streak, 65-61

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team saw its 11-game home-court win streak snapped at 11 on Wednesday as the…

Former Bank Employees Admit Embezzlement

Richard S. Hartunian, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and George L. Piro, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Albany Division-Federal Bureau of Investigation, make the following…