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.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — The body of a 64-year-old woman was found by firefighters after they put out a blaze at a house in south-central Iowa, officials said.
Monday, March 30, 2020
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…
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An outbreak of the coronavirus at an eastern Iowa long-term care facility has infected 21 residents and employees, public health officials said Monday.
PLEASANTVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters were still battling hot spots Monday after a fire gutted a church in south-central Iowa, officials said.
MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — An agency wants to fine an eastern Iowa animal food operation for workplace safety violations, saying it has exposed employees to risks that include long falls.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Strong storms that brought tornadoes, high winds, hail and rain to parts of the Midwest and South caused extensive damage in some areas but no deaths, officials said Sunday.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Kaneisha Taylor felt “more than joy” as volunteers with Central Furniture Rescue moved furniture into her two-bedroom apartment.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A tornado ripped through northeast Arkansas on Saturday, leaving six people hurt after hitting commercial and residential areas in the college town of Jonesboro.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A large swath of Iowa from north and just east of Des Moines to the Mississippi River remained under a tornado watch Saturday afternoon.
HANLONTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in north-central Iowa continued to search Saturday for a man who fell out of a fishing boat on the Winnebago River near Hanlontown.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sixty-four additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Iowa, state health officials said Saturday, bringing the state's total to nearly 300.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police in central Iowa have identified a man killed and another wounded in a shooting in Marshalltown earlier this week.
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.
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
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An aide to Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that an order she issued this week to slow the spread of coronavirus had outlawed abortions in Iowa, but that interpretation was never explained to the organization that performs most abortions in the state and only came to lig…
ADEL, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa college professor accused of murder in the gagging death of her husband has been released from jail because of concerns about the coronavirus.
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.
GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa (AP) — A 2-year-old girl died in central Iowa after her father accidentally backed a truck over her, authorities said.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than three dozen more Iowa Army National Guard members have been activated to join the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's three public universities have announced grading options as the COVID-19 pandemic forces students into online education instead of classroom instruction.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
NASHUA, Iowa (AP) — A 77-year-old man was fatally injured when an all-terrain vehicle rolled onto him in northeast Iowa, authorities said.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of Des Moines' taller and more colorful office buildings will house hotel guests by 2022 under a plan being developed by its owner.
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