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COVID-19 In Iowa By the Numbers

Friday, June 5, 2020, 11:30 AM
Number of Iowa cases reported: 21,096
Number of Iowa deaths: 591
Total Number of People Tested in Iowa: 179,816
The state of Iowa reported its first cases of COVID-19 on March 8.
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the first death in Iowa on March 24.

Source: Iowa Department of Public Health
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Iowa convict who sexually abused child dies in prison

Iowa convict who sexually abused child dies in prison

CORALVILLE – An Iowa convict who sexually abused a child has died in prison, authorities say. Dennis Ace Butrick was pronounced dead due to natural causes (not COVID-19…

 Iowa football reports roster updates

 Iowa football reports roster updates

IOWA CITY – Graduate transfer defensive lineman Jack Heflin has signed a national letter of intent to join the University of Iowa football program. Heflin joins the program…

Iowa man who possessed over 25,000 images of child pornography sentenced to federal prison

Iowa man who possessed over 25,000 images of child pornography sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who possessed over 25,000 images of child pornography – including images and videos of children as young as infants and toddlers –…

Gov. Reynolds signs “compromise legislation” to push felon voting constitutional amendment forward; crooks still have to complete sentences and pay restitution

Gov. Reynolds signs “compromise legislation” to push felon voting constitutional amendment forward; crooks still have to complete sentences and pay restitution

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 2348, implementing legislation for HJR 14, a constitutional amendment that would restore felon voting rights upon discharge after completion…

Mason City man jailed on felony burglary and other charges after violent car crash and shooting incident

Mason City man jailed on felony burglary and other charges after violent car crash and shooting incident

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been jailed on felony burglary and other charges after a violent car crash and shooting incident early this morning. On…

Attorney General William Barr says America is now “confronting two serious threats to the rule of law” – bad police and anarchists

Attorney General William Barr says America is now “confronting two serious threats to the rule of law” – bad police and anarchists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General William Barr held a press conference Thursday and said America is now “confronting two serious threats to the rule of law” – bad…

Iran releases captive U.S. Navy veteran

Iran releases captive U.S. Navy veteran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iran has released a captive U.S. Navy veteran, it was announced today. Michael Pompeo, Secretary of State, sent the following statement in describing the release…

Mason City playgrounds and shelter houses are now open, City says

Mason City playgrounds and shelter houses are now open, City says

MASON CITY – Playground equipment and shelter houses at all Mason City Parks are reopened for public usage, the City announced today. City staff is in the process…

Mason City police gain lead in racial vandalism case

Mason City police gain lead in racial vandalism case

MASON CITY – On June 3 and June 4, 2020, racial slurs were painted on four local businesses in downtown Mason City. The four locations vandalized include: –…

Tempers flare, tears flow, resignations fly in heated Cerro Gordo Republican meeting

Tempers flare, tears flow, resignations fly in heated Cerro Gordo Republican meeting

MASON CITY – Things nearly got out of hand at a recent Cerro Gordo County Republican Committee meeting and a couple attendees left the political pow-wow with hurt…

Mason City police seek clues after racially-charged vandalism spree

Mason City police seek clues after racially-charged vandalism spree

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City are seeking clues after reports of racially-charged vandalism in the downtown late Wednesday night into Thursday. On the evening hours of…

Iowa State Coaching Legend Johnny Majors Passes Away

Iowa State Coaching Legend Johnny Majors Passes Away

AMES – Former Iowa State head football coach Johnny Majors, the man responsible for turning around ISU football and leading it to its first-ever bowl game, has died.…

Clarksville man jailed for allegedly receiving illicit pics of children

Clarksville man jailed for allegedly receiving illicit pics of children

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – A Clarksville man has been jailed for allegedly receiving illicit pics of children. On June 3, 2020 the Clarksville Police Department investigated the allegations of…

Davenport police attempt to sort out gunfight that injured officer and killed woman

Davenport police attempt to sort out gunfight that injured officer and killed woman

DAVENPORT, IOWA – Police in Davenport are attempting to sort out the utter mayhem that apparently engulfed parts of the city over the weekend in which police were…

Iowa Legislature back in session Wednesday, will debate abortion ban amendment Thursday

Iowa Legislature back in session Wednesday, will debate abortion ban amendment Thursday

DES MOINES – The Iowa Legislature was back in session Wednesday after a hiatus since March and party lines were immediately visible on protections from the Coronavirus and…



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Mason City man jailed on felony burglary and other charges after violent car crash and shooting incident

Mason City man jailed on felony burglary and other charges after violent car crash and shooting incident

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been jailed on felony burglary and other…

Attorney General William Barr says America is now “confronting two serious threats to the rule of law” – bad police and anarchists

Attorney General William Barr says America is now “confronting two serious threats to the rule of law” – bad police and anarchists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General William Barr held a press conference Thursday and said America…

Mason City playgrounds and shelter houses are now open, City says

Mason City playgrounds and shelter houses are now open, City says

MASON CITY – Playground equipment and shelter houses at all Mason City Parks are reopened…

Mason City police gain lead in racial vandalism case

Mason City police gain lead in racial vandalism case

MASON CITY – On June 3 and June 4, 2020, racial slurs were painted on…

Tempers flare, tears flow, resignations fly in heated Cerro Gordo Republican meeting

Tempers flare, tears flow, resignations fly in heated Cerro Gordo Republican meeting

MASON CITY – Things nearly got out of hand at a recent Cerro Gordo County…

Mason City police seek clues after racially-charged vandalism spree

Mason City police seek clues after racially-charged vandalism spree

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City are seeking clues after reports of racially-charged vandalism…

Clarksville man jailed for allegedly receiving illicit pics of children

Clarksville man jailed for allegedly receiving illicit pics of children

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Iowa convict who sexually abused child dies in prison

Iowa convict who sexually abused child dies in prison

CORALVILLE – An Iowa convict who sexually abused a child has died in prison, authorities say. Dennis Ace Butrick was pronounced…

Iowa man who possessed over 25,000 images of child pornography sentenced to federal prison

Iowa man who possessed over 25,000 images of child pornography sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who possessed over 25,000 images of child pornography – including images and videos of children…

Mason City man jailed on felony burglary and other charges after violent car crash and shooting incident

Mason City man jailed on felony burglary and other charges after violent car crash and shooting incident

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been jailed on felony burglary and other charges after a violent car crash…

Mason City police gain lead in racial vandalism case

Mason City police gain lead in racial vandalism case

MASON CITY – On June 3 and June 4, 2020, racial slurs were painted on four local businesses in downtown Mason…

Mason City police seek clues after racially-charged vandalism spree

Mason City police seek clues after racially-charged vandalism spree

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City are seeking clues after reports of racially-charged vandalism in the downtown late Wednesday night…

Clarksville man jailed for allegedly receiving illicit pics of children

Clarksville man jailed for allegedly receiving illicit pics of children

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – A Clarksville man has been jailed for allegedly receiving illicit pics of children. On June 3, 2020 the…

Davenport police attempt to sort out gunfight that injured officer and killed woman

Davenport police attempt to sort out gunfight that injured officer and killed woman

DAVENPORT, IOWA – Police in Davenport are attempting to sort out the utter mayhem that apparently engulfed parts of the city…

Possibly murderous former Minneapolis cop has charges upgraded; his three co-workers to be charged in death of George Floyd

Possibly murderous former Minneapolis cop has charges upgraded; his three co-workers to be charged in death of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS – Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder charge has been upgraded to second-degree murder in the death of George…

Four people shot, one dead, in Hiawatha

Four people shot, one dead, in Hiawatha

HIAWATHA, IOWA – Four people were shot and one died in this Cedar Rapids suburb of Hiawatha. On May 30, 2020,…

Chicago man sentenced to prison for his role in large-scale heroin ring in Cedar Rapids

Chicago man sentenced to prison for his role in large-scale heroin ring in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Illinois man, responsible for distributing over 1,000 grams of heroin, was sentenced Monday to 127 months in…

Mason City woman rolls car, then arrested for felony drunk driving

Mason City woman rolls car, then arrested for felony drunk driving

RURAL MASON CITY – A Mason City woman had a bad night Monday when she rolled her Volvo then found herself…

Feds charge Illinois man with traveling to Minnesota to riot and possession of explosive devices

Feds charge Illinois man with traveling to Minnesota to riot and possession of explosive devices

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal criminal complaint against Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, charging him…

Northern Iowa man wanted on 5 arrest warrants nabbed by cops

Northern Iowa man wanted on 5 arrest warrants nabbed by cops

PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man wanted on 5 arrest warrants was nabbed by cops. On May 27,…

Man from Guatemala who moved to Iowa sent to prison for child porn crimes

Man from Guatemala who moved to Iowa sent to prison for child porn crimes

SIOUX CITY – A man who distributed child pornography was sentenced May 26, 2020, to more than 7 years in federal…

Illinois police officer charged with possessing child pornography

Illinois police officer charged with possessing child pornography

SALEM, Wis. — An Illinois police officer residing in Wisconsin was charged Thursday with 10 counts of possessing child pornography. The…

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Gov. Reynolds signs “compromise legislation” to push felon voting constitutional amendment forward; crooks still have to complete sentences and pay restitution

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 2348, implementing legislation for HJR 14, a constitutional amendment that would restore felon voting rights upon discharge after…

Attorney General William Barr says America is now “confronting two serious threats to the rule of law” – bad police and anarchists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General William Barr held a press conference Thursday and said America is now “confronting two serious threats to the rule of law” –…

Tempers flare, tears flow, resignations fly in heated Cerro Gordo Republican meeting

MASON CITY – Things nearly got out of hand at a recent Cerro Gordo County Republican Committee meeting and a couple attendees left the political pow-wow with…

Iowa Legislature back in session Wednesday, will debate abortion ban amendment Thursday

DES MOINES – The Iowa Legislature was back in session Wednesday after a hiatus since March and party lines were immediately visible on protections from the Coronavirus…

Theresa Greenfield wins Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Iowa, will face Joni Ernst

DES MOINES – Theresa Greenfield, the pick of the Democratic Washington establishment, defeated the field in Tuesday night’s primary election and will face off against Republican Joni…

Trump supporter Randy Feenstra defeats Steve King in primary

DES MOINES – Steve King will have to start packing up in Washington, as he was defeated by Randy Feenstra in a primary election Tuesday night for…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – On Monday, June 1, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF2454: A bill for an act relating to qualifications for community college…

Statement from President Bill Clinton on the death of George Floyd

In the days since George Floyd’s death, it is impossible not to feel grief for his family—and anger, revulsion, and frustration that his death is the latest…

Obits

OBIT: Rachel Green, 37, of Charles City

Rachel Green, 37, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Rachel’s family extends an invitation to anyone who would like to attend her visitation or…

OBIT: Velma Schlick, 97, of Charles City

Velma Schlick, 97, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A private service will be…

OBIT: Jeanette Kathryn (Henning) Boyd

Jeanette Kathryn (Henning) Boyd was born on October 14, 1941 in Allison, IA. She was carried to Heaven on May 27, 2020 at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home…

OBIT: David Schlader, 85, of Marble Rock

David Schlader, 85, of Marble Rock, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Valley View Care Center in Greene. A private family Mass of Christian Burial…

OBIT: Sylvia Frascht, 90, of Charles City

Sylvia Frascht, 90, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A public visitation limited to…

OBIT: Alvina Molitor, 91, of Floyd

Alvina Molitor, 91, of Floyd, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City with her family by her side.…

OBIT: Dona Steele, 86, of Charles City

Dona Steele, 86, of Charles City, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Due to state and federal…

Hannah Mathilda (Rath) Wood, 96, of Charles City

Hannah Mathilda (Rath) Wood, 96, entered her heavenly home on May 9, 2020 surrounded by her family. Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to…