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Couple sentenced to 2 years for stealing from disabled mom

Jul. 6, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque man and his wife have been sentenced to federal prison for stealing more than $200,000 from his disabled mother. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release Monday that 66-year-old H. David Derby was sentenced to 26 months and 52-year-old Patti Lynn Derby to 24 months...

Thousands of Iowa companies get federal virus-related loans

Jul. 6, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

About 6,000 Iowa businesses received loans of $150,000 or more from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to a government list released Monday. The list released by the Treasury Department included churches, manufacturers, car dealerships, farm-related organizations and hospitals. The largest loans,...

Police ID 3 of 4 people killed in fiery Des Moines crash

Jul. 6, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have identified three of four men who died and a woman who was injured in a fiery single-vehicle crash southwest of downtown Des Moines. Police identified those killed as the car’s driver, Ross Jacob Welsher, 22, and passengers Jordan Van Gundy, 22, and Jacob Lee Van...

Officials say teen drowned in eastern Iowa lake over weekend

Jul. 6, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — A Manchester teen drowned in Lake Delhi in eastern Iowa over the holiday weekend, officials said. Teige Hunt, 17, jumped into the lake Friday night and did not resurface, according to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. Rescue crews responded to a call for help at the lake...

Davenport man killed, 3 others injured in weekend shooting

Jul. 6, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A man has died and three other people were injured in a weekend shooting near downtown Davenport, police said. The shooting happened just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday after a large crowd gathered and began fighting over several blocks near downtown Davenport, the Quad-City Times...

Editorial Roundup:

Jul. 6, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. July 4, 2020. Dear Iowa: Listen to public health experts and put on a damn mask You’re on your own. That remains the message to states from President Donald Trump as the novel coronavirus spreads like wildfire across the country. From leaving states to find their own ventilators and...

Iowa reports 31,243 virus cases, 721 COVID-19 deaths

Jul. 5, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa reported another 321 coronavirus cases Sunday to give the state 31,243 cases of COVID-19. The Iowa Department of Public Health said that as of 10 a.m. Sunday 721 people with COVID-19 had died since the outbreak began. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate...

4 men die, 1 woman injured in fiery Des Moines crash

Jul. 5, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Four men died and a woman was injured in a fiery single-vehicle crash southwest of downtown Des Moines early Sunday. Des Moines Police said the crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday on George Flagg Parkway near Water Works Park. The 2013 Volkswagen Golf caught fire after crashing...

Iowa reports 2.6% jump in COVID-19 cases; total exceeds 31K

Jul. 4, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa reported another 786 confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday, pushing its total for the pandemic past 31,000. The state Department of Public Health said one in every 102 Iowa residents has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, while one in every 11 has tested negative. The...

Confirmed Iowa virus cases jump 389; total approaches 30,500

Jul. 3, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases identified in Iowa increased by 389 on Friday, bringing the state’s total known positive cases to nearly 30,500, state health officials said. Three more COVID-19 deaths also were reported Friday, bringing the state’s...