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Police in suburban Des Moines investigating after body found

Oct. 20, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — Police in suburban Des Moines are investigating after a body was found in a wooded area along a trail in Clive. The body was found Saturday afternoon near the Greenbelt Trail after a hiker called police, the Des Moines Register reported. The person found dead “had been in that...

Iowa rate of new coronavirus cases ranks eighth-highest

Oct. 19, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (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 2 new deaths as of Sunday morning to give Iowa 107,057 cases and 1,528 deaths since the pandemic began, according to Iowa's...

2 sisters die, 3 people hurt in Des Moines crash

Oct. 18, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (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 Parizek said....

Des Moines man accused of officer impersonation

Oct. 16, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man is accused of impersonating a police officer and displaying a stun gun after pulling over a car. WHO-TV reports that 54-year-old Dewey Moraine is charged with two counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and one count of impersonating a public official....

Car strikes restaurant in Des Moines

Oct. 16, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police are investigating after a car slammed into a restaurant. The accident happened Thursday night when the vehicle struck Aberlardo's Mexican Restaurant. KCCI-TV reported that police have not disclosed if anyone was hurt. Pieces of the car were on the ground outside...

FILE - In this March 4, 2020 file photo, Theresa Greenfield, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, smiles at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Iowa. Greenfield will participate in a debate against her Republican opponent U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP File)

Iowa Senate candidates debate, differ on racism, privilege

Oct. 15, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield differed sharply Thursday about whether systematic racism exists and whether either had benefited from white privilege. The two candidates joined for their final televised debate as thousands of Iowans were...

Gov. Roy Cooper listens as Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, answers a question during a briefing during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: NCarolina virus numbers head in wrong direction

Oct. 15, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top public health official is warning that the state’s coronavirus numbers are heading in the wrong direction as the Democratic governor considers whether to tighten restrictions or reopen more of the economy. The governor’s decision, which is expected...

President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally at Des Moines International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Governor defends rally as Iowa's virus death toll tops 1,500

Oct. 15, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa set another record Thursday for people being treated in hospitals for COVID-19, but Gov. Kim Reynolds said the health care system was managing well and there was no need for new actions to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The number of people hospitalized rose to 482 as the...

A man wearing a face mask walks past an outdoor photography exhibition of healthcare workers in Melbourne, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. The photo essay created by photographer Phoebe Powell is to acknowledge the people working in the Parkville Biomedical Precinct which is home to some of the world's leading medical researchers, clinicians and academics keeping Victoria state safe during the coronavirus pandemic. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Australia prioritizes air service to 3 countries

Oct. 14, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said on Thursday his government was giving priority to reopening air services to Japan, Singapore and South Korea. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he had discussed reopening air routes with the leaders of all three countries. He described Japan and...

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2016, file photo, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate collects ballots during Iowa's Electoral College vote at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa’s highest court is upholding a state directive that was used to invalidate tens of thousands of absentee ballot requests mailed to voters pre-filled with their personal information. Pate instructed county elections commissioners in July 2020 that all absentee ballot request forms they mailed to voters must be blank in order to ensure uniformity statewide. Auditors in three counties defied Pate’s guidance and courts invalidated their pre-filled forms at the urging of President Donald Trump's campaign. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Iowa Supreme Court sides with GOP over absentee ballot forms

Oct. 14, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s highest court upheld a state directive Wednesday that was used to invalidate tens of thousands of absentee ballot requests mailed to voters pre-filled with their personal information. The Iowa Supreme Court issued its ruling in favor of President Donald Trump's...