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Two Poweshiek County facilities on state outbreak list

Two long-term care facilities in Poweshiek County have been added to the state’s coronavirus outbreak list.  Mayflower Home in Grinnell has had ten residents test positive for COVID-19, while Montezuma Specialty Care has six reported…
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Second man convicted of murdering Oskaloosa couple is executed

Federal prison officials in Terre Haute, Indiana on Thursday (12/10) executed a Texas street-gang member for his role in the 1999 slayings of an Oskaloosa couple. 40-year-old Brandon Bernard was 18 when he and four…
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Iowa hospitals prepare for vaccinations

University of Iowa Health Care officials said Wednesday (12/9) that the group’s hospitals expect to get their first shipment of a coronavirus vaccine as early as next week and that they plan to begin giving…
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Vilsack appears to be Biden’s pick to return as ag secretary

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - It appears Tom Vilsack may serve longer as the nation’s ag secretary than he did as Iowa’s governor. Several national media outlets are reporting Vilsack is Joe Biden’s choice…
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Coronavirus reporting changes

State officials have changed the method for publicly reporting the number of Covid-related deaths in Iowa, using the same system as the National Center for Health Statistics. The change initially added at least 177 deaths…
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Man arrested in shooting at State Capitol

A man has been arrested and charged in the shooting of a 15-year-old girl near the Iowa State Capitol over the weekend as a rally for President Donald Trump was being held there. Michael McKinney,…
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Newton woman killed in two vehicle crash

A woman from Newton was killed in a two vehicle crash Sunday afternoon (12/6) northeast of Indianola.  The Iowa State Patrol says a pickup driven by a 17-year-old from Indianola failed to stop at the…
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2 killed, 2 injured in Washington County accident

Two women were killed and two men were injured Thursday (12/3) in a two vehicle crash in Washington County. The Iowa State Patrol says a SUV driven by 66-year-old Patricia Remington of Brighton failed to…
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Hart to seek another recount in second district race

A Democratic congressional candidate in Iowa who trailed by six votes after a recount said Wednesday she will forgo further legal challenges in the state and instead appeal directly to the U.S. House for review.…
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Reynolds wants more federal COVID-19 relief

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday (12/1) called for Congress to approve money for businesses and families struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic, but she said there are no plans to use available state funds…
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