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Flash flood watch issued for most of Iowa

DES MOINES (AP) — A flash flood watch has been issued for much of Iowa as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal move north and collide with another storm system in the state. The National Weather Service issued the flash flood watch for Tuesday until midnight. As much as 4 inches of rain ...

2 women drown while tubing in NE Iowa

CLERMONT (AP) — Two women died Monday while tubing on the Turkey River in northeast Iowa. Sharon Kahn, 64, and Vicki K. Hodges, 44, both of West Union, drowned after going over a small dam in Clermont, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that ...

Iowa reports 602 COVID-19 deaths

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa health officials are reporting five more deaths linked to the coronavirus outbreak and 151 new cases of the disease caused by the virus. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Sunday that 602 people have died with COVID-19 in the state and 21,589 cases of the virus ...

Man charged with first-degree murder in Iowa shooting

DES MOINES (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting death last week in Des Moines. KCCI-TV reports that Dayquawne Gates was booked Friday night into the Polk County Jail, where he is being held without bond. He’s charged with first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old ...

Des Moines police called to suicide, decide case is homicide

DES MOINES (AP) — Des Moines police said Monday they are investigating the death of a man on the city’s south side as a homicide. Police were called about 5:40 p.m. to a home to investigate a report of a suicide. The officers who arrived found the body of an adult man but the death ...

Woman, 22, killed at protest in Davenport

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY — A 22-year-old woman was killed early Monday in an apparently random shooting as she was leaving a protest against police brutality in Davenport, her relatives said. Italia Marie Kelly was one of two people fatally shot overnight as civil unrest ...

Democrats fight for chance to take on GOP Sen. Ernst

By THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press DES MOINES — Four relatively unknown Iowa Democrats are competing in a primary Tuesday to take on Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, an endeavor viewed as a long shot when better-known prospects last year took a pass on running. But Ernst’s slip in approval ...

Iowa reports 533 virus deaths, 19,488 cases in the state

DES MOINES (AP) — State health officials say two more people died with COVID-19, so the state has had 533 deaths as part of the coronavirus outbreak. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Sunday that 19,488 people had tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 245 since Saturday. ...

Des Moines police arrest dozens after using tear gas

DES MOINES (AP) — Police arrested more than two dozen people after using tear gas to break up a protest and stop vandalism near the Polk County Courthouse in downtown Des Moines. Live video from WOI-TV showed a small group of people spraying paint on the courthouse and breaking at least one ...

Police: Teen shot at Des Moines home dies from wounds

DES MOINES (AP) — A teen who was shot in the neck at a home over the weekend has died from his injuries, police said. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon in a home just north of the city’s downtown, the Des Moines Register reported. Ishmael Muhammad, 17, was shot just before 3 p.m. ...

DM woman charged after stabbing cat

DES MOINES (AP) — Police in Des Moines have charged a woman with animal torture after they say she stabbed her cat, then tried to drown it. Police learned of the attack after being called to an apartment around 2 a.m. Sunday for a report of an animal bite, the Des Moines Register reported. ...

Teen dead, another injured as truck flees

PROLE, (AP) — An 18-year-old driver fleeing a police stop died and his passenger was injured when their vehicle crashed into trees over the weekend, authorities in south-central Iowa said. Memphis Issac Kincade Pickett, 18, of Winterset, died in the crash and his passenger, 21-year-old ...

From farms to food banks

By JOSH FUNK Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — As food banks have struggled to meet soaring demand from people suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been especially troubling to see farmers have to bury produce, dump milk and euthanize hogs. Now some states are ...

Iowa sees weekend surge of COVID-19 deaths, confirmed cases

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa saw a surge of COVID-19 deaths and coronavirus cases over a 36-hour period, with 10 additional deaths and 436 new cases confirmed by midday Monday. The state’s online dashboard showed 459 total deaths since the state’s first COVID-19 death two months ago. The state ...

Tyson Foods worker, 44, dies after long battle with COVID-19

IOWA CITY (AP) — An employee at the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, died Monday after battling the coronavirus during a six-week hospitalization that was chronicled and widely followed online. Jose Ayala, 44, died at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, said his friend, Zach Medhaug, who ...

Iowa reports 17,213 virus cases, 449 deaths tied to COVID-19

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa health officials are reporting 263 more coronavirus cases and five additional deaths related to the virus outbreak in the state. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Sunday there have now been 17,213 cases of COVID-19 and 449 deaths linked to the virus in the ...

Des Moines Police arrest teen after fatal shooting

DES MOINES (AP) — A 16-year-old boy is facing several charges after another teen was shot in the neck and died. Des Moines Police said 17-year-old Ishmael Muhammad was wounded Saturday afternoon while he was with a group of several other teens at a home in a neighborhood north of downtown. ...

Iowa hiker dies after fall along trail in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON (AP) — Iowa authorities are investigating the death of a hiker in Palisades-Kepler State Park in Mount Vernon. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Sunday that 32-year-old Brian Jungen, of Coralville, died Friday after a fall. Officials say a group of four hikers found ...

Iowa father, 35, recovering after nearly dying of COVID-19

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY — The 35-year-old Iowa father was in critical condition and unconscious last month when doctors warned he was likely within hours of succumbing to the coronavirus. A friend and neighbor shared the grim prognosis with the family. His mom and wife ...

Regulators sat on complaint as outbreak at Iowa plant grew

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY — Safety regulators declined to inspect an Iowa pork plant despite a complaint alleging workers were exposed to the coronavirus in crowded conditions — a decision that critics said allowed a burgeoning outbreak to grow unabated. The April 11 ...