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COVID-19 In Iowa By the Numbers

Friday Nov. 20, 2020, 10:00 AM (Daily Increase)
Number of Iowa cases reported: 203,033 (+4,359)
Number of Iowa deaths: 2,127 (+25)
Total Number of tests conducted in Iowa: 1,144,669 (+10,778)
Source: Iowa Department of Public Health
Reports of Iowa schools with outbreaks or quarantines: 707
Source: Iowa COVID-19 Tracker
National vs Statewide Positivity
Percentage of Positive Cases in Iowa: 48.6%
Percentage of Positive Cases in the U.S.: 10.0%
38 deaths in Cerro Gordo (11/19/2020)
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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President-elect Joe Biden announces members of Cabinet and White House Senior Staff

President-elect Joe Biden announces members of Cabinet and White House Senior Staff

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden today announced members of his Cabinet. They are: Antony Blinken, Sec of State; Alejandro Mayorkas, Sec of Homeland Security; Avril Haines, Dir of…

Vandals cutting Christmas decoration cords in Osage, police warn

Vandals cutting Christmas decoration cords in Osage, police warn

OSAGE – Vandals are cutting Christmas decoration cords in Osage, police warned Monday. The Osage Iowa Police Department said Monday that “We have had several reports of Christmas…

Japanese company given $1 million incentive by Iowa taxpayers to expand business operations

Japanese company given $1 million incentive by Iowa taxpayers to expand business operations

DES MOINES – Japan’s Spiber Inc., a biotech startup that produces lab-grown spider silk for use in clothing and other consumer products, announced today it will expand production…

Two teens dead, three hurt in Iowa auto collision Sunday evening

Two teens dead, three hurt in Iowa auto collision Sunday evening

CHARITON, IOWA – Two teens were killed and three people hurt in an Iowa auto crash Sunday evening. The accident took place in Chariton, Iowa, in Lucas county,…

Iowa woman who watched heroin victim fatally overdose for hours sent to prison

Iowa woman who watched heroin victim fatally overdose for hours sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman who helped a man obtain a fatal quantity of opioids and then delayed calling for help after he overdosed was sentenced to…

Northern Iowa sex offender caught with illegal substances, accused of violating registry

Northern Iowa sex offender caught with illegal substances, accused of violating registry

PALO ALTO COUNTY – A Northern Iowa sex offender was caught with illegal substances and accused of violating the state’s sex offender registry. On November 17, 2020, the…

College Basketball: Iowa finalizes 2020-21 schedule with addition of Iowa State

College Basketball: Iowa finalizes 2020-21 schedule with addition of Iowa State

IOWA CITY – The nationally-ranked University of Iowa men’s basketball team has finalized its 2020-21 schedule with the addition of Western Illinois and instate rival Iowa State to…

Woman seriously hurt, dog killed by fleeing driver in Ames

Woman seriously hurt, dog killed by fleeing driver in Ames

AMES – A woman was seriously hurt and her dog killed by a fleeing driver in Ames. On November 17, 2020, at 5:56 a.m., the Ames Police Department…

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 19, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 19, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/19/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 386.82 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 12.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

College Football: #17 Iowa State 45, Kansas State 0

College Football: #17 Iowa State 45, Kansas State 0

AMES – Iowa State remained on top of the Big 12 Conference with a resounding victory over Kansas State Saturday, 45-0. The Cyclones (6-2, 6-1) led 7-0 after…

Mason City educator Phipps named assistant secondary principal of the year

Mason City educator Phipps named assistant secondary principal of the year

MASON CITY – School Administrators of Iowa has named Dan Phipps, associate principal at Mason City High School, as the 2020-21 Iowa Assistant Secondary Principal of the Year.…

Cops dispose of “very dangerous glitter bomb” at park in Ames

Cops dispose of “very dangerous glitter bomb” at park in Ames

AMES – Police were called to a park in Ames Saturday morning after an item they called a “very dangerous glitter bomb” was found. On November 21, around…

College Football: Iowa defeats Penn State, 41-21

College Football: Iowa defeats Penn State, 41-21

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Iowa (3‐2, 3‐2) defeated Penn State (0‐5, 0‐5), 41‐21 on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. The 20‐point margin of victory is Iowa’s largest in series…

Twenty-Five suspects snared in Iowa metro investigation of drug and firearms trafficking organization

Twenty-Five suspects snared in Iowa metro investigation of drug and firearms trafficking organization

DES MOINES – Twenty-five defendants are facing federal criminal charges as part of a joint federal and state investigation of a methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana drug…

Charles City man arrested for felony drunk driving in two different counties

Charles City man arrested for felony drunk driving in two different counties

BREMER COUNTY – A Charles City man is facing felony drunk driving charges in two different Northern Iowa counties. On October 15, 2020, the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office…



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President-elect Joe Biden announces members of Cabinet and White House Senior Staff

President-elect Joe Biden announces members of Cabinet and White House Senior Staff

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden today announced members of his Cabinet. They are: Antony Blinken,…

Japanese company given $1 million incentive by Iowa taxpayers to expand business operations

Japanese company given $1 million incentive by Iowa taxpayers to expand business operations

DES MOINES – Japan’s Spiber Inc., a biotech startup that produces lab-grown spider silk for…

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 19, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 19, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/19/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE…

Mason City educator Phipps named assistant secondary principal of the year

Mason City educator Phipps named assistant secondary principal of the year

MASON CITY – School Administrators of Iowa has named Dan Phipps, associate principal at Mason…

Cops dispose of “very dangerous glitter bomb” at park in Ames

Cops dispose of “very dangerous glitter bomb” at park in Ames

AMES – Police were called to a park in Ames Saturday morning after an item…

Charles City man arrested for felony drunk driving in two different counties

Charles City man arrested for felony drunk driving in two different counties

BREMER COUNTY – A Charles City man is facing felony drunk driving charges in two…

Owner of Birdsall’s Ice Cream shop in Mason City passes away

Owner of Birdsall’s Ice Cream shop in Mason City passes away

MASON CITY – The owner of Mason City’s best-known ice cream shop, Birdsall’s Ice Cream,…

Feds execute drug dealer for horrific killing of teen

Feds execute drug dealer for horrific killing of teen

TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA – The federal government executed a drug dealer Thursday morning for the…

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Vandals cutting Christmas decoration cords in Osage, police warn

Vandals cutting Christmas decoration cords in Osage, police warn

OSAGE – Vandals are cutting Christmas decoration cords in Osage, police warned Monday. The Osage Iowa Police Department said Monday that…

Nebraska pharmacist who plotted with co-conspirator in wild firebomb attack plot to enhance illegal drug scheme sent to prison

Nebraska pharmacist who plotted with co-conspirator in wild firebomb attack plot to enhance illegal drug scheme sent to prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Maryland Darknet vendor and a Nebraska pharmacist were sentenced today to a combined over 23 years in…

Iowa woman who watched heroin victim fatally overdose for hours sent to prison

Iowa woman who watched heroin victim fatally overdose for hours sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman who helped a man obtain a fatal quantity of opioids and then delayed calling for…

Northern Iowa sex offender caught with illegal substances, accused of violating registry

Northern Iowa sex offender caught with illegal substances, accused of violating registry

PALO ALTO COUNTY – A Northern Iowa sex offender was caught with illegal substances and accused of violating the state’s sex…

Woman seriously hurt, dog killed by fleeing driver in Ames

Woman seriously hurt, dog killed by fleeing driver in Ames

AMES – A woman was seriously hurt and her dog killed by a fleeing driver in Ames. On November 17, 2020,…

Convicted Iowa arsonist absconds from residential facility

Convicted Iowa arsonist absconds from residential facility

DAVENPORT – A convicted Iowa arsonist has absconded from a residential facility and police are on the hunt. David Lee Reinier…

Twenty-Five suspects snared in Iowa metro investigation of drug and firearms trafficking organization

Twenty-Five suspects snared in Iowa metro investigation of drug and firearms trafficking organization

DES MOINES – Twenty-five defendants are facing federal criminal charges as part of a joint federal and state investigation of a…

Charles City man arrested for felony drunk driving in two different counties

Charles City man arrested for felony drunk driving in two different counties

BREMER COUNTY – A Charles City man is facing felony drunk driving charges in two different Northern Iowa counties. On October…

Feds execute drug dealer for horrific killing of teen

Feds execute drug dealer for horrific killing of teen

TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA – The federal government executed a drug dealer Thursday morning for the horrific 1994 kidnapping and murder of…

Wisconsin man convicted of drunk driving through Cerro Gordo county at 110 mph on his motorcycle loses appeal

Wisconsin man convicted of drunk driving through Cerro Gordo county at 110 mph on his motorcycle loses appeal

DES MOINES – A Wisconsin man convicted of drunk driving through Cerro Gordo county at 110 mph on his motorcycle has…

Iowa “Sexual Predator” serving over 100 years in prison dies from Covid-19

Iowa “Sexual Predator” serving over 100 years in prison dies from Covid-19

IOWA CITY – An Iowa “Sexual Predator” serving over 100 years in prison died from Covid-19 and other bad health ailments,…

Suspect arrested for murder in shooting death of Waterloo woman

Suspect arrested for murder in shooting death of Waterloo woman

WATERLOO – A suspect is in custody after a Waterloo woman was allegedly gunned down this weekend. On Saturday, November 14,…

Iowa prison inmate and convicted sex offender serving quarter-century sentence dies from Covid-19

Iowa prison inmate and convicted sex offender serving quarter-century sentence dies from Covid-19

IOWA CITY – An Iowa sex offender who o was sent to prison for a quarter-century has died in prison, officials…

Iowa prison inmate and convicted kidnapper serving life sentence dies from Covid-19

Iowa prison inmate and convicted kidnapper serving life sentence dies from Covid-19

IOWA CITY – An Iowa man who once attacked a child in an elementary school bathroom with a steak knife and…

Inmate attacks guard at Iowa State Penitentiary

Inmate attacks guard at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary at approximately 2:42 p.m. Monday…

Politics

President-elect Joe Biden announces members of Cabinet and White House Senior Staff

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden today announced members of his Cabinet. They are: Antony Blinken, Sec of State; Alejandro Mayorkas, Sec of Homeland Security; Avril Haines, Dir…

Japanese company given $1 million incentive by Iowa taxpayers to expand business operations

DES MOINES – Japan’s Spiber Inc., a biotech startup that produces lab-grown spider silk for use in clothing and other consumer products, announced today it will expand…

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 19, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/19/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 386.82 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 12.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS…

Presidential election update: Biden officially takes Georgia as GOP Senators begin to scold Donald Trump

ATLANTA – In a series of blows to out-going President Donald Trump in his sputtering attempts to remain in office, President-elect Biden has officially won the critical…

U.S. Representative demands prosecution of “unprecedented litany” of Trump “government crimes”

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this week called for the widespread investigation and prosecution of members of the outgoing Trump administration. “Donald Trump…

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation modifying public health measures  

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that modifies existing public health measures to provide clarity and simplify the measures applicable to recreational…

UPDATE: Senator Charles Grassley infected with COVID-19

WASHINGTON — Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa has been infected with COVID-19, he announced, and the 87-year-old is now in quarantine. U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley today issued…

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration with new limitations

DES MOINES – Monday evening, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread…

Obits

Owner of Birdsall’s Ice Cream shop in Mason City passes away

MASON CITY – The owner of Mason City’s best-known ice cream shop, Birdsall’s Ice Cream, has passed away. According to an obituary from Major Erickson Funeral Home,…

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…