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Man accused of biting off another man’s nose

DUBUQUE (AP) — A Dubuque man faces charges after police say he bit off the nose of another man during a fight. Blayre Ward, 24, of Dubuque, was arrested just after midnight Saturday on suspicion of willful injury, assault causing injury, harassment and other counts, the Telegraph Herald ...

2 sisters die, 3 hurt in Des Moines collision

DES MOINES (AP) — Two sisters died and three other people were injured Sunday when two vehicles collided in Des Moines. The crash happened around 5 a.m. Sunday after a northbound Toyota car crossed into the southbound lanes and collided with a Jeep SUV, Des Moines Police spokesman Paul ...

Iowa rate of new coronavirus cases ranks eighth-highest

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa reported nearly 1,000 more coronavirus cases Sunday, and the state’s rate of positive cases remains high. The state reported 910 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 new deaths as of Sunday morning to give Iowa 107,057 cases and 1,538 deaths since the pandemic began, ...

Report: Damage from August wind storm at $7.5B

DES MOINES (AP) — Damage estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa and some other parts of the Midwest in August are growing, with the total now at $7.5 billion, according to a new report. The Aug. 10 storm hit Iowa hard but also caused damage in Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota and ...

Victim in semi crash was UNI student

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — A freshman at the University of Northern Iowa was struck and killed by a passing tractor-trailer while outside his car on a highway overpass, authorities say. Cedar Falls Public Safety says 19-year-old Isaac Roerig of Sioux City, was hit Friday on U.S. 20. He was taken to ...

Police investigate weekend shooting

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Cedar Rapids police are investigating gunfire that hit a local apartment building over the weekend. The shooting happened just before 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the area of the Jane Boyd Community House, television station KCRG reported. Police said several people reported ...

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 ...