O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — With flood concerns already high in the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning that many levees on the Missouri and Kansas rivers that were damaged during devastating floods last spring remain vulnerable to high water.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coronavirus cases increased by 73 on Tuesday to a total statewide of 497 due to surging numbers in populous counties in central and eastern Iowa, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge has set a hearing for Wednesday to consider whether to block an order by Gov. Kim Reynolds that temporarily halted abortions in the state.

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OELWEIN, Iowa (AP) — A tornado that ripped off part of a wall from a northeast Iowa apartment building has been rated an EF1 twister, with peak winds of 107 mph (172.2 kph), officials said.

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — An 18-year-old robbery suspect who fled early Monday from Iowa officers by running west across a pedestrian bridge over the Missouri River was captured on the Nebraska side, authorities said.

Monday, March 30, 2020
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal judges on Monday temporarily blocked efforts in Texas and Alabama to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic, handing Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers a victory as clinics across the U.S. filed lawsuits to stop states from trying to shutte…

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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — On Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Amy Wiles sat in a pew at First Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, Bible open in her lap while a videographer recorded her sermon in an empty church.

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KINGSLEY, Iowa (AP) — Fifty years ago, the Plymouth County town of Kingsley had three grocery stores downtown, all within one block, with two facing each other at the corner of Main and Second streets.

Friday, March 27, 2020
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OTTUMWA — City officials confirmed Friday afternoon an Ottumwa business has reported an employee tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.

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DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld an earlier ruling that ordered plaintiffs in a suit to reimburse the defendants for their costs.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — District conventions for the Iowa Republican Party won't be convening as usual, but voting will be conducted by mail as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said Friday.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As hospitals and nursing homes desperately search for hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus outbreak, federal regulators are preventing ethanol producers from providing millions of gallons of alcohol that could be transformed into the germ-killing mixture.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Unemployment claims rose nearly nineteenfold in Iowa last week as the coronavirus pandemic left entire sectors of the economy in tatters, officials reported Thursday hours before Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered more nonessential businesses to close.

OTTUMWA — Few aspects of life have completely escaped the turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, not even the weather. Well, weather preparedness, anyway.

OTTUMWA — Future nurses train with much the same equipment hospitals use, and that allowed Indian Hills Community College to help out with a shortage in southeast Iowa.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Those who operated an alleged national puppy-laundering ring masquerading as pet rescues have agreed to dissolve the organizations and pay the state $60,000 as part of a settlement, the Iowa Attorney General's Office said Wednesday.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The leaders of two large hospitals in the Iowa county with the most coronavirus cases said Wednesday that they're not pushing for a shelter-in-place order as imposed elsewhere, even as the coronavirus becomes more prevalent in the state.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The staff adviser to Iowa State University's student government has resigned and received a $47,000 severance payout after student activists demanded his firing over an old Instagram post showing him in blackface.

DES MOINES — A case involving what the state attorney general’s office said was a puppy laundering scheme has resulted in a judgement that shuts down the companies involved.

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FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) — Winnebago Industries Inc. (WGO) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $17.3 million.

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