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COVID-19 In Iowa By the Numbers

Friday Sept. 25, 2020, 10:00 AM (Daily Increase)
Number of Iowa cases reported: 84,433 (+1,086)
Number of Iowa deaths: 1,303 (+4)
Total Number of tests conducted in Iowa: 765,345 (+6,844)
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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Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – An officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Anamosa State Penitentiary at approximately 6:45 PM. Saturday night. The officer was conducting an investigation interview with an inmate when the inmate unexpectedly…

Wanted Mason City man arrested after investigation

Wanted Mason City man arrested after investigation

CHARLES CITY – A wanted Mason City man was arrested after a police investigation in Charles City. On September 20, 2020 at 12:28 AM, officers with the Charles…

Senators respond to Republican effort to amplify Russian disinformation & manufacture dirt on Vice President Biden

Senators respond to Republican effort to amplify Russian disinformation & manufacture dirt on Vice President Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member of the Finance Committee,…

Johnson, Grassley release report on Hunter Biden conflicts-of-interest investigation

Johnson, Grassley release report on Hunter Biden conflicts-of-interest investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released…

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump on Saturday announced his intent to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit…

Iowa teen hurt in auto crash outside Clear Lake

Iowa teen hurt in auto crash outside Clear Lake

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – An Iowa teen was hurt in an auto crash outside Clear Lake Saturday afternoon. On September 26, 2020, at approximately 9:57 PM, the…

College Football: Iowa State defeats TCU, 37-34

College Football: Iowa State defeats TCU, 37-34

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Iowa State ruined TCU’s season opener, 37-34, Saturday afternoon at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. Iowa State running back Breece Hall ran…

Rapid COVID-19 testing available in Fort Dodge and Mason City

Rapid COVID-19 testing available in Fort Dodge and Mason City

MASON CITY – Rapid COVID-19 testing is available in Fort Dodge and Mason City, a local health center announced. The Community Health Center of Fort Dodge, Mason City…

Iowa man pleads guilty to COVID-19 related unemployment fraud, faces 10 years in prison

Iowa man pleads guilty to COVID-19 related unemployment fraud, faces 10 years in prison

SIOUX CITY – A Le Mars, Iowa man who stole government funds using a COVID-19 unemployment scheme pled guilty today in federal court in Sioux City. Dennis George…

Absentee ballot requests up ten-fold in Minnesota

Absentee ballot requests up ten-fold in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – Absentee ballot requests have skyrocketed ten-fold in Minnesota, a top state official there reports. “We’ve reached one million!” says Minnesota Secretary of State Steve…

Mason City man to stand trial for felony solicitation of a minor

Mason City man to stand trial for felony solicitation of a minor

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of felony solicitation of a minor has entered a not-guilty plea and is set to stand trial in November. Mason…

At least 12 people hurt during shooting shooting incident in Waterloo

At least 12 people hurt during shooting shooting incident in Waterloo

WATERLOO – At least 12 people were hurt during a shooting shooting incident in Waterloo Saturday morning, police say. On Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at 3:17 AM Waterloo…

Mason City school district announces more in-person learning beginning October 5

Mason City school district announces more in-person learning beginning October 5

MASON CITY – The Mason City school district announced more in-person learning beginning October 5. The Mason City Community School District is planning to increase in-person learning in…

Women’s JUCO Cross Country: No. 7 NIACC women claim Southwestern Spartan Classic 

Women’s JUCO Cross Country: No. 7 NIACC women claim Southwestern Spartan Classic 

CRESTON – The No. 7 (NJCAA Division II) NIACC women’s cross country team won the Southwestern Spartan Classic with 27 points. Indian Hills was second with 33 points.…



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Johnson, Grassley release report on Hunter Biden conflicts-of-interest investigation

Johnson, Grassley release report on Hunter Biden conflicts-of-interest investigation

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States

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Iowa teen hurt in auto crash outside Clear Lake

Iowa teen hurt in auto crash outside Clear Lake

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – An Iowa teen was hurt in an auto crash outside…

Rapid COVID-19 testing available in Fort Dodge and Mason City

Rapid COVID-19 testing available in Fort Dodge and Mason City

MASON CITY – Rapid COVID-19 testing is available in Fort Dodge and Mason City, a…

Absentee ballot requests up ten-fold in Minnesota

Absentee ballot requests up ten-fold in Minnesota

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At least 12 people hurt during shooting shooting incident in Waterloo

At least 12 people hurt during shooting shooting incident in Waterloo

WATERLOO – At least 12 people were hurt during a shooting shooting incident in Waterloo…

Mason City school district announces more in-person learning beginning October 5

Mason City school district announces more in-person learning beginning October 5

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Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – An officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Anamosa State Penitentiary at approximately 6:45 PM. Saturday night. The officer was conducting an investigation interview…

Wanted Mason City man arrested after investigation

Wanted Mason City man arrested after investigation

CHARLES CITY – A wanted Mason City man was arrested after a police investigation in Charles City. On September 20, 2020…

Iowa man pleads guilty to COVID-19 related unemployment fraud, faces 10 years in prison

Iowa man pleads guilty to COVID-19 related unemployment fraud, faces 10 years in prison

SIOUX CITY – A Le Mars, Iowa man who stole government funds using a COVID-19 unemployment scheme pled guilty today in…

Waterloo man in possession of sawed-off shotgun sent to federal prison

Waterloo man in possession of sawed-off shotgun sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who illegally possessed a sawed-off shotgun was sentenced today to more than three years in…

Mason City man to stand trial for felony solicitation of a minor

Mason City man to stand trial for felony solicitation of a minor

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of felony solicitation of a minor has entered a not-guilty plea and is…

At least 12 people hurt during shooting shooting incident in Waterloo

At least 12 people hurt during shooting shooting incident in Waterloo

WATERLOO – At least 12 people were hurt during a shooting shooting incident in Waterloo Saturday morning, police say. On Saturday,…

ICE removes Somali man from USA convicted of aiding terror group

ICE removes Somali man from USA convicted of aiding terror group

CHICAGO — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed a Somali man Thursday who was convicted in 2016 in…

Former Iowa sheriff’s deputy charged with committing burglaries and thefts

Former Iowa sheriff’s deputy charged with committing burglaries and thefts

LEMARS, IOWA – On Thursday September 24, 2020, former Plymouth County Deputy Aaron Leusink was taken into custody by agents with…

Iowa man faces up to 20 years in prison on child porn charges

Iowa man faces up to 20 years in prison on child porn charges

SIOUX CITY – A man who received child pornography pled guilty today, in federal court in Sioux City. Kyler Colten Cook,…

Grand jury says “no evidence to support a criminal violation of state law” in death of Breonna Taylor, woman shot by police serving warrant

Grand jury says “no evidence to support a criminal violation of state law” in death of Breonna Taylor, woman shot by police serving warrant

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Wednesday announced the completion of the Special Prosecution Unit’s (SPU) investigation into…

Mason City police investigating “loud booms” conduct search warrant and arrest man for possession of offensive weapons

Mason City police investigating “loud booms” conduct search warrant and arrest man for possession of offensive weapons

MASON CITY – Mason City police investigating “loud booms” conducted search warrant and arrested a man for possession of offensive weapons.…

Fort Dodge woman dies from gunshot wounds; suspect located and arrested

Fort Dodge woman dies from gunshot wounds; suspect located and arrested

FORT DODGE – A woman who was shot in her car this weekend in Fort Dodge has succumbed to her injuries…

Four Iowans arrested in connection with murder of man whose body was found burning in ditch

Four Iowans arrested in connection with murder of man whose body was found burning in ditch

GRINNELL, IOWA – Four Iowans have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man whose body was found burning…

Northern Iowa woman arrested for stabbing man

Northern Iowa woman arrested for stabbing man

SAC CITY – A Northern Iowa woman has been arrested for stabbing a man early Tuesday morning. On September 22, 2020…

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Senators respond to Republican effort to amplify Russian disinformation & manufacture dirt on Vice President Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member of the Finance…

Johnson, Grassley release report on Hunter Biden conflicts-of-interest investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee,…

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump on Saturday announced his intent to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh…

Absentee ballot requests up ten-fold in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – Absentee ballot requests have skyrocketed ten-fold in Minnesota, a top state official there reports. “We’ve reached one million!” says Minnesota Secretary of State…

Second Test Iowa clinic site to open in Dubuque County

DES MOINES – A second Test Iowa clinic site is scheduled to open in Dubuque County on Monday, September 28, 2020. The new site will be located…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 24, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/24/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 135.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS & ELECTRICITY 36,783.05 ALPHA MEDIA…

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health proclamation continuing mitigation efforts in Johnson and Story counties

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation extends the closure of bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries,…

Bureaucrats come after Iowa businesses for violating Reynolds’ COVD-19 rules

DES MOINES – The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) announced Wednesday that it has filed hearing complaints on six businesses for violations of Governor Reynolds’ emergency public…

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…