What you need to know about COVID-19: Death rates decline as cases, hospitali...
Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 05:20 AM courtesy of Top Stories


"It's a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death," Dr. Fauci said Tuesday. "There's so many other things that are very dangerous and bad about this virus, don't get yourself into false complacency."...read more..

WHO confirms there's 'emerging evidence' of airborne transmission of coronavirus
Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 04:51 AM courtesy of Top Stories


The World Health Organization confirmed there is "emerging evidence" of airborne transmission of the coronavirus following the publication of a letter signed by 239 scientists that urged the agency to be more forthcoming about the likelihood that people can catch the virus from droplets floating ......read more..

'My life isn't over': Man back on his feet after being paralyzed in car wreck
Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 03:40 AM courtesy of Top Stories


A life-changing car wreck paralyzed Chris Jackson from the neck down. Nearly three years later, he's back on his feet....read more..

Exhausted cities face yet another challenge: a surge in violence
Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 02:56 AM courtesy of Top Stories


The spike defies easy explanation, experts say, pointing to the stressful mix of issues facing America in 2020....read more..

Iowa district suspends summer school program after two days over COVID-19 con...
Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 12:06 AM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


Students enrolled in the elementary program were screened for COVID-19 symptoms and had their temperatures taken when they arrived at school.             ...read more..

Mary Kay Letourneau dies after battle with cancer
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:57 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her sixth-grade student, whom she later married, has died....read more..

Des Moines Public Schools approves agreement with Drake to build $19.5 millio...
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:46 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


Save Our Stadiums says it will file lawsuit to block the project in Iowa District Court.             ...read more..

He's batting over .600, but still gets advice from Mom
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:40 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Ballard's star slugger is posting crazy stats before he is off to compete in college, just like his mom....read more..

DMPS moves forward with $19.5M stadium plans despite calls for a vote
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:38 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Tuesday’s vote focused on agreements with Drake University and the design firm....read more..

Ankeny Community School District Superintendent Bruce Kimpston steps down
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:25 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


The school district is now conducting a nationwide search to find his replacement.             ...read more..

Two people charged with a hate crime for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 09:43 PM courtesy of Top Stories


A White man and a White woman who allegedly painted over a California community's Black Lives Matter mural this weekend are each facing a hate crime charge for the act....read more..

Gov. Reynolds: SUV driver who hit protester 'acted appropriately'
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 09:36 PM courtesy of Top Stories


The incident occurred on June 30 near Ackley....read more..

High heat index makes for boiling Wednesday
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 09:32 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Chief Meteorologist Kurtis Gertz has the latest forecast....read more..

Gov. Reynolds open to modifying bar operations as COVID-19 cases rise
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 09:29 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Gov. Kim Reynolds said anything is on the table when it comes to containing coronavirus, even if it means reinstating certain mitigation efforts....read more..

Reluctant Iowa City Council lifts gun ban to comply with new law
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 09:05 PM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline


IOWA CITY — Citing the city’s vulnerability to costly lawsuits and legal fees, the Iowa City Council on Tuesday reluctantly lifted a weapons ban on municipal......read more..

Remains of North Carolina man who vanished 36 years ago identified through DN...
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 08:56 PM courtesy of Top Stories


The remains of a man found along a country road in Alabama nearly 36 years ago have been matched to a North Carolina missing person's case....read more..

Dutch police discover secret torture site hidden in shipping containers
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 08:52 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Officers also found three stolen delivery vans, two BMWs, seven handguns and a Chinese variant of the AK-47. "In total, 25 weapons were found with the suspects," the Dutch National Prosecutor's Office said....read more..

Des Moines school board to vote on $19.5 million stadium
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 08:36 PM courtesy of Top Stories


The Des Moines School Board votes Tuesday whether to move forward on a controversial $19.5 million stadium project in partnership with Drake University....read more..

Mason City Council approves agreement with Forest City
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 08:30 PM courtesy of Search Results - North Iowa Media Group


Council also advanced proposals for rate increases on utilities and amended a deal with Cargill....read more..

This student collected garbage to pay for college. Now he's headed to Harvard...
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 08:25 PM courtesy of Top Stories


As he reflects on his growth, Rehan Staton credits his time as a sanitation worker for helping him see his potential....read more..

Sen. Chuck Schumer praises 'soon-to-be' colleague Theresa Greenfield in remar...
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 08:21 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


Democrat Theresa Greenfield is seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Joni Ernst in Iowa's highly competitive Senate contest.             ...read more..

Johnston unveils first access point in $117M water trails project
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 07:59 PM courtesy of Top Stories


The city of Johnston unveiled the first metro access point to the new, $117 million central Iowa water trails project....read more..

Greenfield in a ‘race we can win’ against Ernst, Schumer says
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 07:35 PM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline


While the president “dithers and divides,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday night, “the country is thirsting for real and dramatic change” that Democrats......read more..

Gov. Kim Reynolds decries mandatory mask wearing in Muscatine
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 07:22 PM courtesy of Top Stories


The governor also acknowledged spikes in cases in some counties among young adults....read more..

Iowa City to look to independent agency to review tear gas use against protester
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 07:00 PM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline


IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Council called on the city to hire an independent firm to investigate the use of tear gas and flash bangs against protesters last month. As part of their resolution......read more..

Trump pushes for schools to reopen this fall
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 06:57 PM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline


WASHINGTON, D.C., — President Donald Trump launched an all-out effort Tuesday pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not......read more..

Dermatologists provide advice on how to prevent 'maskne'
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 06:48 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Notice more breakouts since you've been wearing a mask? You're not alone....read more..

Tuesday evening stays clear, muggy
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 06:29 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Chief Meteorologist Kurtis Gertz has the latest forecast....read more..

'Silent spreaders' may be responsible for half of COVID-19 cases
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 06:27 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Transmission via people with no symptoms, or during the few days before symptoms are apparent, is a primary driver of COVID-19 spread, according to a new study....read more..

Gov. Kim Reynolds to use $50 million in federal money for mental health, subs...
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 06:20 PM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline


URBANDALE — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she would spend $50 million in federal funding on adult and childhood mental health and substance abuse programs. The money is part of the......read more..

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