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COVID-19 In Iowa By the Numbers

Tuesday Oct. 27, 2020, 10:00 AM (Daily Increase)
Number of Iowa cases reported: 117,630 (+1,178)
Number of Iowa deaths: 1,658 (+22)
Total Number of tests conducted in Iowa: 943,995 (+4,434)
25 deaths in Cerro Gordo (10/26/2020)
Source: Iowa Department of Public Health
National vs Statewide Positivity
Percentage of Positive Cases in Iowa: 25.0%
Percentage of Positive Cases in the U.S.: 6.2%
Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
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.

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College Football: Iowa prepares for tough home game against Northwestern

College Football: Iowa prepares for tough home game against Northwestern

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes are preparing for a home game Saturday agains the Northwestern Wildcats as they come off a road game loss to Purdue. University…

Up to $3 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Recovery Funding for Derecho Recovery annouced for Iowa

Up to $3 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Recovery Funding for Derecho Recovery annouced for Iowa

DES MOINES – An announcement was made this morning that Iowa will receive a U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $3…

College Basketball: Hawkeyes to host North Carolina in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

College Basketball: Hawkeyes to host North Carolina in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa men’s basketball team will host North Carolina on Tuesday, Dec. 8, as part of the 2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Hawkeyes…

Fort Dodge convenience store robbed, suspect caught

Fort Dodge convenience store robbed, suspect caught

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge convenience store was robbed late Wednesday and police soon arrested a suspect. At approximately 11:53 PM Wednesday night, the Webster County Telecommunications…

College Basketball: Cyclone MBB Big 12 schedule announced

College Basketball: Cyclone MBB Big 12 schedule announced

AMES – The Big 12 Conference has announced its men’s basketball schedule for the 2020-21 season. The schedule features a double round-robin format for the 10th consecutive season.…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 22, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 22, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/22/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— AIKEY ENTERPRISES INC M/E REPAIRS 635.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 125.00 APOLLO WATER SERVICES LLC…

Iowa man accused of harming two-week old infant

Iowa man accused of harming two-week old infant

NEVADA, IOWA – An Iowa man is accused of harming a two-week old infant that was left in his care. On October 28, 2020, 26-year-old Christopher Lee Roberts…

Franklin county sheriff says missing man Ethan Kazmerzak’s car found submerged in water northwest of Hampton

Franklin county sheriff says missing man Ethan Kazmerzak’s car found submerged in water northwest of Hampton

HAMPTON – The Franklin county sheriff said this morning that missing man Ethan Kazmerzak’s car has been found submerged in water northwest of Hampton. Franklin County Sheriff Aaron…

Judge rules against Donald Trump in rape case

Judge rules against Donald Trump in rape case

NEW YORK – A Judge today has ruled against Donald Trump in a case in which a woman claims Trump raped her and then defamed her and the…

Northern Iowa man flees police during dangerous route through two counties

Northern Iowa man flees police during dangerous route through two counties

BUTLER COUNTY – A Northern Iowa man fled from police during a dangerous route through two counties on Monday. On October 26, 2020, the Clarksville police department assisted…

Amy Coney Barrett elevated to U.S. Supreme Court by Senate

Amy Coney Barrett elevated to U.S. Supreme Court by Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court with a 52-48 vote. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., will administer…

Iowa man arrested in Waverly after exposing himself to 11-year-old girl

Iowa man arrested in Waverly after exposing himself to 11-year-old girl

WAVERLY, IOWA – An Iowa man has been arrested in Waverly after exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl. On October 25, 2020 at approximately 3:56 PM, the Waverly…

Two hurt after alleged drunken Iowa man rolls ATV

Two hurt after alleged drunken Iowa man rolls ATV

ARLINGTON, IOWA – Two people were hurt this weekend after an alleged drunken Iowa man rolled the ATV they were all riding in. On Sunday, October 25, 2020,…

Northern Iowa man forcing drivers off road caught with numerous illegal substances, faces felonies

Northern Iowa man forcing drivers off road caught with numerous illegal substances, faces felonies

OELWEIN, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man forcing drivers off the road was caught by cops with numerous illegal substances and now faces felony charges. On October 23,…

Woman murdered at Iowa Chuck E. Cheese restaurant; suspect in custody

Woman murdered at Iowa Chuck E. Cheese restaurant; suspect in custody

DAVENPORT, IOWA – A woman was shot and killed inside an Iowa Chuck E. Cheese Sunday evening. On Sunday, October 25, 2020, at approximately 7:38 PM, Davenport, Iowa…



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Up to $3 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Recovery Funding for Derecho Recovery annouced for Iowa

Up to $3 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Recovery Funding for Derecho Recovery annouced for Iowa

DES MOINES – An announcement was made this morning that Iowa will receive a U.S.…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 22, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 22, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/22/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— AIKEY ENTERPRISES INC M/E…

Iowa man accused of harming two-week old infant

Iowa man accused of harming two-week old infant

NEVADA, IOWA – An Iowa man is accused of harming a two-week old infant that…

Franklin county sheriff says missing man Ethan Kazmerzak’s car found submerged in water northwest of Hampton

Franklin county sheriff says missing man Ethan Kazmerzak’s car found submerged in water northwest of Hampton

HAMPTON – The Franklin county sheriff said this morning that missing man Ethan Kazmerzak’s car…

Judge rules against Donald Trump in rape case

Judge rules against Donald Trump in rape case

NEW YORK – A Judge today has ruled against Donald Trump in a case in…

Amy Coney Barrett elevated to U.S. Supreme Court by Senate

Amy Coney Barrett elevated to U.S. Supreme Court by Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme…

Woman murdered at Iowa Chuck E. Cheese restaurant; suspect in custody

Woman murdered at Iowa Chuck E. Cheese restaurant; suspect in custody

DAVENPORT, IOWA – A woman was shot and killed inside an Iowa Chuck E. Cheese…

Globe Gazette property up for sale in Mason City at well under assessed value; newspaper’s future uncertain

Globe Gazette property up for sale in Mason City at well under assessed value; newspaper’s future uncertain

MASON CITY – As the American newspaper industry continues to struggle and possibly disappear forever,…

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Fort Dodge convenience store robbed, suspect caught

Fort Dodge convenience store robbed, suspect caught

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge convenience store was robbed late Wednesday and police soon arrested a suspect. At approximately 11:53…

Iowa man accused of harming two-week old infant

Iowa man accused of harming two-week old infant

NEVADA, IOWA – An Iowa man is accused of harming a two-week old infant that was left in his care. On…

Northern Iowa man flees police during dangerous route through two counties

Northern Iowa man flees police during dangerous route through two counties

BUTLER COUNTY – A Northern Iowa man fled from police during a dangerous route through two counties on Monday. On October…

Iowa man arrested in Waverly after exposing himself to 11-year-old girl

Iowa man arrested in Waverly after exposing himself to 11-year-old girl

WAVERLY, IOWA – An Iowa man has been arrested in Waverly after exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl. On October 25,…

Two hurt after alleged drunken Iowa man rolls ATV

Two hurt after alleged drunken Iowa man rolls ATV

ARLINGTON, IOWA – Two people were hurt this weekend after an alleged drunken Iowa man rolled the ATV they were all…

Northern Iowa man forcing drivers off road caught with numerous illegal substances, faces felonies

Northern Iowa man forcing drivers off road caught with numerous illegal substances, faces felonies

OELWEIN, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man forcing drivers off the road was caught by cops with numerous illegal substances and…

Woman murdered at Iowa Chuck E. Cheese restaurant; suspect in custody

Woman murdered at Iowa Chuck E. Cheese restaurant; suspect in custody

DAVENPORT, IOWA – A woman was shot and killed inside an Iowa Chuck E. Cheese Sunday evening. On Sunday, October 25,…

Iowa man airlifted to hospital after telling cops he gobbled up meth

Iowa man airlifted to hospital after telling cops he gobbled up meth

SAC COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa man was airlifted to a hospital after telling cops he gobbled up some meth. Saturday…

Meth trafficker caught in Iowa sentenced to federal prison

Meth trafficker caught in Iowa sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who repeatedly drove pounds of methamphetamine to the Midwest from a source in Las Vegas, Nevada,…

Drugs and accusations of sex crimes found in Northern Iowa home, one man faces numerous charges

Drugs and accusations of sex crimes found in Northern Iowa home, one man faces numerous charges

FAYETTE COUNTY – Drugs and accusations of sex crimes were found in a Northern Iowa home, and one man faces numerous…

Wanted North Iowa man arrested in Palo Alto county

Wanted North Iowa man arrested in Palo Alto county

PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA – A Wanted North Iowa man arrested in Palo Alto county On October 21, 2020 at 4:10…

Iowa man accused of incest, sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography

Iowa man accused of incest, sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography

DAVENPORT, IOWA – An Iowa man is accused of incest, sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography. On…

Waterloo home invasion results in decade long prison sentence for Iowa man

Waterloo home invasion results in decade long prison sentence for Iowa man

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who led a group invading a Waterloo home was sentenced to ten years in federal prison.…

Woman who drove kilos of meth from Texas to Iowa sent to federal prison

Woman who drove kilos of meth from Texas to Iowa sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who drove over five kilograms of ice methamphetamine from Texas to Dubuque was sentenced today to…

DHS, ICE announce arrests of more than 170 at-large aliens in sanctuary jurisdictions

DHS, ICE announce arrests of more than 170 at-large aliens in sanctuary jurisdictions

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday the conclusion of a…

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Up to $3 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Recovery Funding for Derecho Recovery annouced for Iowa

DES MOINES – An announcement was made this morning that Iowa will receive a U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to…

Gov. Reynolds announces $5 million in Empower Rural Iowa broadband grants as part of Rural Iowa Initiative

DES MOINES — Gov. Reynolds announced today a new round of grants to expand broadband access. The $5 million dollars in additional broadband grants is the latest…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 22, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/22/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— AIKEY ENTERPRISES INC M/E REPAIRS 635.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 125.00 APOLLO WATER SERVICES…

Judge rules against Donald Trump in rape case

NEW YORK – A Judge today has ruled against Donald Trump in a case in which a woman claims Trump raped her and then defamed her and…

Amy Coney Barrett elevated to U.S. Supreme Court by Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court with a 52-48 vote. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., will…

Social Security benefit payments to get 1.3 percent boost in 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced…

Postal Service to use “extraordinary measures” to accelerate the delivery of ballots starting Oct. 26 through Nov. 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service provided new service performance data this week to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Senate Homeland Security…

Nearly $4.4 million awarded to Iowa colleges and universities to expand student access to technology, increase internet connectivity 

DES MOINES — The state of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education announced 43 Iowa colleges and universities have been awarded nearly $4.4 million to increase…

Obits

OBIT: Marcille Green, 83, of Charles City

Marcille Green, 83, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A public visitation for Marcille…

OBIT: Myrtle R. Albrecht, 93, of Charles City

Myrtle R. Albrecht, 93, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A private family funeral service…

OBIT: Marjorie “Marj” Barth, 83, of Charles City

Marjorie “Marj” Barth, 83, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020 at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial for Marj Barth will be held…

Former University of Iowa quarterback and 3-sport star Szykowny passes away

IOWA CITY – Matt Szykowny, who earned a total of seven letters in three University of Iowa sports, passed away last month in Las Vegas at the…

OBIT: Lyle G. Stauffer, 97, of Greene

Lyle G. Stauffer, 97, of Greene, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Valley View in Greene. A funeral service for Lyle Stauffer will be held at…

OBIT: Jason John Brincks, 51, of Charles City

Jason John Brincks, 51, passed away at his home in Charles City, Iowa on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Jason was born November 12, 1968 in New Hampton,…

OBIT: Ronald “Ron” Meyers, 79, of Charles City

Ronald “Ron” Meyers, 79, of Charles City, passed away Friday, August 21, 2020 at the I.O.O.F Home in Mason City. A public visitation will be at Hauser…

OBIT: Donald “Don” Sinner, Sr., 82, of Charles City

Donald “Don” Sinner, Sr., 82, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A visitation will be…