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OBIT: Anthony “Tony” Mann

Anthony “Tony” D. Mann, 35, of Mason City died Wednesday, January 15, 2014. A celebration of Tony’s life will be held 10:30am, Monday, January 20, 2014 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church,…

Health Department receives additional flu vaccine

Health Department receives additional flu vaccine

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has received an additional supply of FluMist and infant flu doses. “We’ve received several calls from parents seeking flu…

Blowing snow through Friday may create hazardous driving conditions

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 16, 2014 – Windy conditions with periodic gusts exceeding 30 mph will continue through Friday. Even small snow amounts of snowfall coupled with high winds may…

Mass executions in Syria may amount to war crimes, senior UN official warns

Mass executions in Syria may amount to war crimes, senior UN official warns

NEW YORK – The United Nations human rights chief today warned armed opposition groups in Syria that executions and unlawful killings violate international law and may amount to war crimes,…

Rutger wrestlers invade Hilton Coliseum Friday night

Rutger wrestlers invade Hilton Coliseum Friday night

AMES – The Iowa State wrestling team (6-2 overall, 1-1 Big 12) welcomes Rutgers (9-2 overall, 6-0 EIWA) to Hilton Coliseum for the first time in school history Friday night…

Mexican man sentenced to jail for illegally re-entering U.S.

SIOUX CITY – A man who re-entered the United States illegally was sentenced on January 9, 2014, to time served. Ramiro Pecina-Calixto, age 29, from Mexico, received the prison term…

Iowa man crashes car, is stranded, starts fire

Iowa man crashes car, is stranded, starts fire

MILLS COUNTY, IOWA – A southwest Iowa man who crashed his car endured a chilly night with the help of a fire he started to stay warm. According to a…

Well-liked DJ Tony Mann passes away

MASON CITY – A well-liked North Iowa DJ has passed away. Tony Mann, a Videographer at North Iowa Bulls Hockey and Owner of Encore Mobile DJ, died suddenly Wednesday after…

Senator Ragan says 2014 legislative session should focus on growing middle class

From Senator Amanda Ragan – The 2014 legislative session gaveled in on January 13. This year, strengthening Iowa’s middle class remains my top priority. We can do it by building…

Soaring number of executions in Iraq violate international law, U.N. official says

GENEVA – As reports continued to emerge of a succession of mass executions in northern Syria, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday warned armed opposition groups…

Global food prices steady in December, 2013 prices third highest on record

Global food prices steady in December, 2013 prices third highest on record

NEW YORK – For the second consecutive month, the cost of food worldwide remained nearly unchanged in December, with overall global food prices for 2013 among the highest on record,…