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Iowa positive coronavirus cases jump 676, approaching 30,000

Jul. 2, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

The number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases identified in Iowa continues to increase with 676 new positive cases reported by state health officials on Thursday. The new cases brought the state's total known positive cases to 29,966. The number of deaths remained at 717. Iowa Department of Public Health...

Inmate at Fort Dodge prison test positive for COVID-19

Jul. 2, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — An inmate at an Iowa prison in Fort Dodge has tested positive for the new coronavirus, state prisons officials have said. The Iowa Department of Corrections said in a news release that the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility inmate is a male adult under the age of 40 and has been in...

Police arrest protesters at Iowa Capitol after confrontation

Jul. 1, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa. (AP) — A protest at the Iowa Capitol to persuade Gov. Kim Reynolds to restore voting rights to felons turned violent Wednesday during a confrontation between law enforcement officers and some protesters . The confrontation escalated when police tried to take activists who had been...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, an Iowa flag waves in the wind over the field at the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa. The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the Field of Dreams game on Aug. 13 at Dyersville. A temporary 8,000-seat stadium is nearing completion at the site, about 200 miles west of Chicago, adjacent to where the movie was filmed on a diamond in a cornfield. This would be the major league game played in Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Cards replace Yanks as White Sox opponent at Field of Dreams

Jul. 1, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the Field of Dreams game on Aug. 13 at Dyersville, Iowa. The schedule change caused by the new coronavirus pandemic meant the White Sox no longer play the Yankees this season. The new...

Dubuque officials: IBM client center to close by end of year

Jul. 1, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The IBM Client Innovation Center in Dubuque will close within four months, the big tech company said Wednesday, taking nearly 350 jobs with it. Word of the closure first came from Greater Dubuque Development Corp. CEO Rick Dickinson, who told the Telegraph Herald that an IBM official...

Grim gift adds 500 body bags to Iowa's coronavirus stockpile

Jul. 1, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s executive branch is getting a grim gift from a company that has long made garments for meatpacking workers: a free supply of 500 body bags. Dickson Industries is donating the body bags as the state prepares for a worst-case scenario in which the coronavirus or another...

Vandals damage dozens of gravestones at Waterloo cemetery

Jul. 1, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Police in Waterloo are investigating after dozens of gravestones were damaged in a late-night vandalism spree. Up to 50 gravestones were toppled or moved at Elmwood Cemetery sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning, cemetery manager Joe Fox told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls...

Protester hit by Iowa governor's SUV sure it was intentional

Jun. 30, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

ACKLEY, Iowa (AP) — An SUV carrying Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds hit a Black Lives Matter protester who was trying to block the vehicle Tuesday as she was leaving an event in northern Iowa, but the Iowa State Patrol blamed the protester and said there was little contact. The state patrol confirmed the SUV hit...

Iowa governor signs bill limiting use of voter database

Jun. 30, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill Tuesday that will deny county officials the ability to use a voter database to confirm missing or incorrect information on absentee ballot requests. The measure was inserted by Republicans into a massive budget bill on the final day of the legislative session. Reynolds signed...

Judge halts Iowa's new 24-hour waiting period for abortion

Jun. 30, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

An Iowa judge issued an injunction halting the state’s latest abortion restriction, a 24-hour waiting period, on Tuesday, a day before the measure was set to become law. Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the bill Monday, but the order issued by state court Judge Mitchell Turner prevents it from becoming...