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In this May 29, 2020, photo, Marcus Lavon of Des Moines raises his hands during a protest in Des Moines. Protests have been erupting all over the country after George Floyd died earlier this week in police custody in Minneapolis. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Des Moines police arrest nearly 4 dozen after using tear gas

May. 31, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police arrested nearly four dozen people after using tear gas to break up a protest and stop vandalism near the Polk County Courthouse in downtown Des Moines. Live video from WOI-TV showed a small group of people spraying paint on the courthouse and breaking at least one of its...

Iowa reports 533 virus deaths, 19,488 cases in the state

May. 31, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State health officials say two more people died with COVID-19, so the state has had 533 deaths as part of the coronavirus outbreak. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Sunday that 19,488 people had tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 245 since Saturday. More than half...

In this May 29, 2020, photo, Marcus Lavon of Des Moines raises his hands during a protest in Des Moines. Protests have been erupting all over the country after George Floyd died earlier this week in police custody in Minneapolis. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Des Moines police use tear gas as crowd damages courthouse

May. 30, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officers used tear gas Saturday night to break up a protest and vandalism at the Polk County Courthouse in downtown Des Moines. Live video from WOI-TV showed a small group of people spraying paint on the courthouse and breaking at least one window on the building's first floor....

Des Moines man dies after being shot near state Capitol

May. 30, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 19-year-old man died after being shot Saturday morning in a Des Moines neighborhood just east of the state Capitol, police said. Officers invested a report of gunshots about 8:30 a.m. in an area a few blocks from the Capitol and found a the man on the ground who had been shot....

Medical workers perform coronavirus testing on people in vehicles at a Test Iowa site at the Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Training Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Those wishing to be tested are required to have an appointment and show a QR code in order to enter. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP)

Iowa sees coronavirus cases surpass 19K, another 9 deaths

May. 30, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa reported another 345 coronavirus cases Saturday, surpassing 19,000 total for the pandemic, with another nine COVID-19-related deaths. The state Department of Public health reported that the number of coronavirus cases rose 1.8% since Friday afternoon, bringing the total to...

Hardik Kalra stocks meat in a cooler at a local super market, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As if trips to the grocery store weren't nerve-racking enough, shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high

May. 30, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks. Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home...

Des Moines police use tear gas after George Floyd rally

May. 29, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of several hundred people who gathered Friday night near the downtown police headquarters after a peaceful rally earlier in the evening. Live video by KCCI-TV showed police trying to talk with protesters at a rally several days...

Authorities: Remains of missing Arizona pair found in Iowa

May. 29, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities said Friday that they believe they've found the remains of a missing Arizona woman and her stepfather in Iowa inside the stepfather's car after it was found buried in an undeveloped lot. The Waterloo Courier reports that authorities were waiting for confirmation from a...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds holds a news conference on COVID-19 at the State Emergency Operations Center in Johnston, Iowa, on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP, Pool)

Panel says virus reduced $360M from next year's state budget

May. 29, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State budget experts said Friday that Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Legislature will have about $360 million less to use for next year's budget than earlier expected. The Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference, a group of three people responsible for estimating state revenue, set lower...

This image taken from a May 19, 2020, video provided by Direct Action Everywhere, shows workers in Grundy County, Iowa, walking among carcasses and using bolt guns to kill pigs that remain alive after they had been exposed to heat in an effort to euthanize the animals. Meatpacking plants that had to close due to coronavirus outbreaks have been running for weeks, but production backlogs are forcing farmers to euthanize thousands of hogs that can't be processed, drawing complaints from animal welfare advocates. (Direct Action Everywhere via AP)

Slaughterhouses reopen but farmers still euthanizing pigs

May. 29, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Meatpacking plants that had to briefly close due to coronavirus outbreaks have been back up and running for weeks, but production backlogs are forcing farmers to euthanize thousands of hogs that can't be processed, drawing complaints from animal welfare advocates. In Iowa, where...