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ATLANTIC — On Sunday morning, Cass County Public Health officials said they were deeply saddened to announce the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for a resident of Cass County.

ANITA – More students are enrolling in the Iowa Connections Academy -an online school that works in partnership with the CAM School District — since the coronavirus outbreak started, Iowa Connection Academy Principal James Brauer said.

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Austin Heinen’s experience with the coronavirus was not one that he expected.

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Austin Heinen’s experience with the coronavirus was not one that he expected.

The Friendship Home has practiced closed-door restrictions before in response to community-based illnesses like Influenza. What the staff, residents and resident families and representatives could not have anticipated when the Friendship Home closed it’s doors to the public in March, 2020 wa…

ATLANTIC — Cass County Health System (CCHS) officials announced on Wednesday that two employees there have tested positive for COVID-19.

Customers who shop at all — including Atlantic’s — Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club will be required to have face coverings, starting on July 20.

ATLANTIC – Cass County Health System (CCHS) officials announced Wednesday that two employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

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There will be no all-state baseball teams selected by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association this summer.

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As of right now, Atlantic football coach Mike McDermott, his staff and players are planning for Aug. 10, their first day of practice in anticipation of the fall 2020 season.

National Updates

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and a…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't telling the full story when it comes to executive orders on coronavirus relief payments and health care.

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday after President Donald Trump issued executive orders to provide tax relief and stopgap unemployment benefits for Americans hit by the fallout from t…

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday during the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official sinc…

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute that erupted into gun fire at an apparent outdoor party in Washington, D.C., early Sunday left one person dead and some 20 others injured, including an off-duty off…

The video shows Father Rabih Thoumy swinging a chain censer sending smoke into the air when abruptly there is a rumble and then a loud bang as the shockwave from Beirut's devastating explosion…

As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are requiring promises from students to help contain the coronavirus — no keg parties, no long road t…

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive polices.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplom…

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump has bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower a…

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The premier of Australia’s Victoria state says more than 2,700 active cases have no known source and remain the primary concern of health authorities.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fourth COVID-19 test result for Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine came back negative Saturday after he received conflicting positive and negative results two days before, ahead o…

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The coronavirus may be changing the world, but there aren't many signs of the pandemic at the massive annual motorcycle rally being held this week at a small city along In…

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — They hustled down the stairs, the rain dabbing their polo shirts and golf attire, as they dashed inside the clubhouse, drinks in their hands and masks missing from thei…

BOSTON (AP) — Brace yourself for what’s expected to be the first U.S. presidential election conducted mostly by mail. It could be messy.

Reopening schools is easy. Keeping them open will be the hard part.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The death of George Floyd and widespread protests over racial injustice have prompted several states to move at a lightning pace to pass significant policing reform propos…

ATLANTA (AP) — Getting her job back should have been a relief for Leesa Huddleston.

BOSTON (AP) — An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor's offices.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bob Garick was looking forward to being a field supervisor during the door-knocking phase of the 2020 census, but as the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida shot up…

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of relentless attacks by President Donald Trump and his allies on mail-in voting for the November election, and truth took a beating at every turn.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment at week's end, making it increasingly likely that Was…

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's first known in-person session with a pot…