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Iowa reports over 600 confirmed coronavirus cases, 2 deaths

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa on Monday reported more than 600 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours and two additional deaths. The state Department of Public Health reported 611 confirmed cases in the 24 hours since Sunday morning, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to ...

Judge upholds GOP law making absentee voting harder in Iowa

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY — A judge is refusing to block a new Republican-backed Iowa law that makes it harder for county officials to process absentee ballot applications and more likely that incomplete requests won’t be fulfilled. In an opinion dated Friday and ...

Iowa temporarily replaces top Davenport school officials

DAVENPORT (AP) — Iowa school regulators temporarily removed Friday the top two officials in the Davenport school district amid concerns about inequities in discipline for minority students, inadequate special education and school safety. The State Board of Education decided to replace ...

Iowa man sentenced to 10 years for chase that injured deputy

MANCHESTER (AP) — A Manchester man who hit a pedestrian and then led authorities on a chase that ended with a sheriff’s deputy seriously injured has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Kevin Krapfl, 30, was sentenced recently after pleading guilty to causing a serious injury with a ...

Iowa reports another 804 positive COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa health officials reported Sunday the state confirmed 804 more COVID-19 cases and four new deaths. The new numbers raise the state’s totals since the coronavirus pandemic began to 86,229 confirmed cases and 1,315 COVID-19 deaths. The state said its numbers during the ...

Police: 1 shot and killed, 7 wounded at biker gathering

WATERLOO (AP) — Gunfire erupted early Saturday at a gathering of motorcycle clubs in Iowa, killing one person and wounding seven others, authorities said. About 100 people were at the gathering inside a building in Waterloo when there was “some kind of confrontation shortly after 3 a.m., ...

Iowa officials ID body found in burning ditch near Kellogg

KELLOGG (AP) — Authorities have identified a man whose body was found last week in a burning ditch in rural central Iowa. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said the body is that of Michael Williams, 44, of Grinnell. His body was found after authorities were called around 5:30 p.m. ...

Man charged in Sioux City stabbing

SIOUX CITY (AP) — A Sioux City man has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in a stabbing earlier this month that left one man dead and injured a woman. Michael Landrum, 54, was charged Friday in Woodbury County for the Sept. 11 stabbings of Salahadin Adem, 37, and ...

Number of coronavirus cases in Iowa tops 80,000

DES MOINES (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in Iowa has exceeded 80,000. State health officials reported 881 new virus cases as of 10 a.m. Sunday to give Iowa 80,009 cases since the pandemic began. There was also one additional death reported since Saturday at 10 a.m., giving the state ...

Iowa DNR reports busy year for pheasants, hunters

By ERIN JORDAN The Gazette —An AP Exchange story CEDAR RAPIDS — This may be a banner year for pheasant hunting in Iowa with both the number of birds and the number of hunters predicted to be the highest in a decade. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ annual roadside survey of ...