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Iowa teen gets probation, deferred judgment in fatal robbery

Sep. 21, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Tuesday gave an 18-year-old Cedar Rapids man probation for a botched drug robbery that ended in the shooting death of his cousin last year. Tyrell Gaston was sentenced to three years’ probation for his conviction of second-degree...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Quad-City Times. Sept. 10, 2021. Editorial: Tough choices on masks A federal judge’s decision to block the Iowa law preventing local school boards from instituting mask mandates to control the spread of COVID-19 has put hundreds of board members...

Inmate dies after complaining of chest pains

Sep. 20, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An investigation continues into the death of a Linn County Jail inmate. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that 39-year-old Marshall Mosby of Dubuque died Friday night after complaining of chest pains. An autopsy is...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= AC/GC 56, West Central Valley, Stuart 0 Ames 49, Des Moines, East 7 Ankeny 21, Southeast Polk 7 Ar-We-Va, Westside 61, River Valley, Correctionville 18 Audubon 42, Exira/Elk...

Iowa may receive 695 Afghan evacuees for resettlement

Sep. 15, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

Iowa is expected to receive 695 Afghan evacuees from the first group of arrivals to be resettled in the United States. The Biden administration on Wednesday began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country about how many of the nearly 37,000...

Cedar Rapids schools will require students, staff wear masks

Sep. 14, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Masks will be required for all students, staff and visitors in Cedar Rapids schools, the district's superintendent said Tuesday. Superintendent Noreen Bush announced the requirement beginning Wednesday in an email to families, a day after a...

The Latest: West Virginia hits daily record in new cases

Sep. 12, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia set two daily records in the past week for positive coronavirus cases as the pandemic continues to ravage the state. Thursday’s total of confirmed cases was a record 1,738, only to be broken by Saturday’s total of 1,821, according...

The Latest: New Zealand buys 500K Pfizer doses from Denmark

Sep. 11, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand is buying an extra 500,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine from Denmark as it tries to keep its coronavirus vaccination program running at full speed, the government said. The doses are on top of New Zealand’s regular shipments from...

Hospitals in Iowa's 2nd-largest city limiting procedures

Sep. 11, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Hospitals in Iowa's second-largest city are limiting elective procedures because of increased numbers of patients driven partly by a surge in COVID-19 admissions. Both UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center confirmed...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= AC/GC 42, Des Moines Christian 12 ADM, Adel 38, North Polk, Alleman 35 AGWSR, Ackley 42, BCLUW, Conrad 14 Akron-Westfield 33, Marcus-Meridian-Cleghorn/Remsen Union (MMCRU) 14 ...