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Authorities investigating western Iowa helicopter crash


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:01:25 +0000

Author: Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

A helicopter crashed in eastern Authorities investigating Audubon County around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

       

Read more: Authorities investigating western Iowa helicopter crash


Police: Woman killed in three-vehicle crash on Des Moines' southside


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:55:49 +0000

Author: Tyler J. Davis, Des Moines Register

A married couple was involved in the crash, police say. The 45-year-old husband remains hospitalized, but his 56-year-old wife has died.

       

Read more: Police: Woman killed in three-vehicle crash on Des Moines' southside


Grinnell College poll: 1 in 4 Americans have lost wages because of coronavirus


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:00:19 +0000

Author: Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register

The Grinnell College National Poll, released Wednesday, contains a snapshot of how Americans have been impacted by the coronavirus.

       

Read more: Grinnell College poll: 1 in 4 Americans have lost wages because of coronavirus


WDM public school employees celebrate their students


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 04:39:10 +0000

Author: West Des Moines Public Schools, Special to the Register

WDM public school employees celebrate their students

       

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Ankeny parks and trails remain open with restrictions


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 04:19:07 +0000

Author: Special to the Register, Des Moines Register

Ankeny parks and trails remain open with restrictions

       

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Full video: Johnson County, Iowa March 31, 2020 COVID-19 updates


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 03:22:45 +0000

Author: Joseph Cress, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Watch the full press conference from Johnson County officials and local hospital representatives, March 31, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa.

       

Read more: Full video: Johnson County, Iowa March 31, 2020 COVID-19 updates


Johnston city park playground equipment is closed


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 03:12:08 +0000

Author: City of Johnston, Special to the Register

Johnston city park playground equipment is closed

       

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Top White House advisers predict between 100,000 and 240,000 US deaths from coronavirus


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 01:50:33 +0000

Author: William Cummings, David Jackson and Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY

Members of the Trump administration laid out dire estimates Tuesday to underscore the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.

       

Read more: Top White House advisers predict between 100,000 and 240,000 US deaths from coronavirus


Photos: Realtors adjust their social distances amid coronavirus


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 01:28:42 +0000

Author: Olivia Sun, Des Moines Register

Coronavirus in Iowa has caused one Urbandale realtor to break some friendly habits.

       

Read more: Photos: Realtors adjust their social distances amid coronavirus


US coronavirus deaths predicted to peak by mid-April if all states impose restrictions


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 01:21:56 +0000

Author: Katie Wedell, Erin Mansfield and Dinah Pulver, USA TODAY Network

Even if the US makes all-out effort to restrict contact, coronavirus deaths could peak in the next two weeks, researchers say.

       

Read more: US coronavirus deaths predicted to peak by mid-April if all states impose restrictions


Get the latest on what's opening and closing across Des Moines with our new newsletter


Created: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 13:27:45 +0000

Author: Nicole Derong, The Des Moines Register

Keep up with restaurants and other businesses that are opening and closing in the Des Moines metro.

      

Read more: Get the latest on what's opening and closing across Des Moines with our new newsletter


Iowa schools brace for extended shutdown as COVID-19 infections near 500


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:25:03 +0000

Author: Charles Flesher, Des Moines Register

Iowa school districts are working on contingency plans in the event the shutdown is extended — potentially through the end of the school year.

       

Read more: Iowa schools brace for extended shutdown as COVID-19 infections near 500


The latest: Another COVID-19 death reported in Iowa; Linn County cases spiking


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:35:13 +0000

Author: Register staff, Des Moines Register

Another person with COVID-19 had died, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported Tuesday. Officials said there also have been an additional 73 positive COVID-19 tests, bringing the statewide total to 497.

       

Read more: The latest: Another COVID-19 death reported in Iowa; Linn County cases spiking


Judge orders halt to use of restraint device at Iowa detention facility for boys; calls it 'torture'


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:37:40 +0000

Author: Jason Clayworth, Des Moines Register

Iowa must halt use of 'the wrap,' a device that immobilized juvenile delinquents for hours. Judge calls its use 'unconscionable,' 'deeply concerning.'

       

Read more: Judge orders halt to use of restraint device at Iowa detention facility for boys; calls it 'torture'


Iowa Gov. Reynolds: 'I can't lock the state down' over coronavirus concerns


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:18:11 +0000

Author: Nick Coltrain, Des Moines Register

Two of Iowa's Democratic members of Congress are calling on Reynolds to issue a stay-at-home order as the state's cases of COVID-19 is now 497.

       

Read more: Iowa Gov. Reynolds: 'I can't lock the state down' over coronavirus concerns


Photos: Sign language interpreter Tailyn Kaster keeping Iowans informed on COVID-19


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:00:10 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Sign language interpreter Tailyn Kaster, works alongside Governor Kim Reynolds during updates on COVID-19

       

Read more: Photos: Sign language interpreter Tailyn Kaster keeping Iowans informed on COVID-19


UI student wonders how to pay rent for a house he isn't living in


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:37:33 +0000

Author: Zachary Oren Smith, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Many students have heeded the University of Iowa's advice to not return to Iowa City. But some students still aren't off the hook for April's rent.

       

Read more: UI student wonders how to pay rent for a house he isn't living in


Meet Tailyn Kaster, the sign language interpreter who helps deliver Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' coronavirus messages


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:18:29 +0000

Author: Tommy Birch, Des Moines Register

Moulton native Tailyn Kaster is garnering attention as Kim Reynolds' sign language interpreter at the Iowa governor's news conferences about COVID-19.

       

Read more: Meet Tailyn Kaster, the sign language interpreter who helps deliver Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' coronavirus messages


Why you'll see some content marked 'for subscribers,' and why you should become one of them


Created: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:37:28 +0000

Author: Carol Hunter, The Des Moines Register

Subscriptions support the trustworthy local reporting the Register produces. Selected stories will be reserved for people who pay for our journalism.

      

Read more: Why you'll see some content marked 'for subscribers,' and why you should become one of them


Meet the sign language interpreter translating Iowa's coronavirus news conferences


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:18:28 +0000

Author: Kelsey Kremer, kkremer@dmreg.com

Tailyn Kaster, the sign language interpreter translating Gov. Kim Reynolds' daily coronavirus news conferences, doesn't want attention, she wants to help the hard-of-hearing community.

       

Read more: Meet the sign language interpreter translating Iowa's coronavirus news conferences


Photos: Iowa National Guard delivers PPE to Marshalltown


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:11:22 +0000

Author: Brian Powers, bpowers@dmreg.com

The Iowa National Guard has been stepping in to help deliver PPE to counties around the state most in need.

       

Read more: Photos: Iowa National Guard delivers PPE to Marshalltown


Celebrating birthdays and adjusting to lockdown at Oaknoll Retirement Residence


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:08:55 +0000

Author: Hillary Ojeda, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Residents and staff at long-term care facilities, where visiting and social restrictions have been implemented, are looking at creative ways to keep their spirits up in light of the pandemic.

       

Read more: Celebrating birthdays and adjusting to lockdown at Oaknoll Retirement Residence


Johnson County now has 73 COVID-19 cases


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:47:04 +0000

Author: Zachary Oren Smith, Iowa City Press-Citizen

On Tuesday, Johnson County Emergency Management and Public Health held a press conference to update the public on the spread and response to COVID-19.

       

Read more: Johnson County now has 73 COVID-19 cases


Photos: Johnson County coronavirus press conference March 31, 2020


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:42:52 +0000

Author: Joseph Cress, Iowa City Press-Citizen

See photos of a news update from Johnson County officials, plus representatives from Mercy Hospital and the UIHC, March 31, 2020, in Iowa City.

       

Read more: Photos: Johnson County coronavirus press conference March 31, 2020


Grassley calls for investigation into meatpackers, saying they may be using pandemic to 'gouge' farmers


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:26:06 +0000

Author: Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register

Grassley calls for an investigation into 'Big Four' meatpackers, saying he's concerned they could be using pandemic to gouge producers.

       

Read more: Grassley calls for investigation into meatpackers, saying they may be using pandemic to 'gouge' farmers


An Iowa lesson in perseverance: Courthouse dome felled by tornado rises 2 years later


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:38:01 +0000

Author: Daniel P. Finney, Des Moines Register

Raising new dome gives Marshall County residents lesson in perseverance

       

Read more: An Iowa lesson in perseverance: Courthouse dome felled by tornado rises 2 years later


See a time-lapse as workers lift the new dome on the Marshall County courthouse


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:21:57 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

A time-lapse video as workers lift the new dome on the Marshall County courthouse

       

Read more: See a time-lapse as workers lift the new dome on the Marshall County courthouse


Internal coronavirus report says some Iowa hospitals are not sharing enough information


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:24:06 +0000

Author: Barbara Rodriguez, Des Moines Register

The report summary raises questions about available coronavirus data in Iowa as state public health officials try to address a shortage of medical supplies here.

       

Read more: Internal coronavirus report says some Iowa hospitals are not sharing enough information


Hatch watch: Decorah eaglets begin hatching


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:08:01 +0000

Author: Sarah Kay LeBlanc, Des Moines Register

The two Decorah North eaglets have emerged from their shells. The eggs in the Decorah nest are expected to hatch within the next week.

       

Read more: Hatch watch: Decorah eaglets begin hatching


Photos: Marshall County courthouse has a new dome 2 years after tornado


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:00:06 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Construction workers top the Marshalltown County Courthouse with a new dome two years after a tornado tore through the area damaging the building.

       

Read more: Photos: Marshall County courthouse has a new dome 2 years after tornado


Iowa secretary of state will mail every registered voter a ballot request form for June primary


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:15:46 +0000

Author: Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register

Iowa's June 2 primary is scheduled to go forward as planned, but Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging Iowans to vote by mail to reduce the spread of the virus.

       

Read more: Iowa secretary of state will mail every registered voter a ballot request form for June primary


Photos: Iowa artist Grant Wood and his iconic 'American Gothic' painting


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:28:19 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Iowa artist Grant Wood and his iconic 'American Gothic' painting

       

Read more: Photos: Iowa artist Grant Wood and his iconic 'American Gothic' painting


Photos: Des Moines Area Quilters Guild volunteers sew masks for Broadlawns Medical Center


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:59:20 +0000

Author: Kelsey Kremer, kkremer@dmreg.com

Photos: Des Moines Area Quilters Guild volunteers sew masks for Broadlawns Medical Center

       

Read more: Photos: Des Moines Area Quilters Guild volunteers sew masks for Broadlawns Medical Center


Des Moines Area Quilters Guild providing hand-sewn masks to Broadlawns during coronavirus pandemic


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:43:35 +0000

Author: Tommy Birch, Des Moines Register

The Des Moines Area Quilters Guild is doing its part to help the community during the spread of the coronavirus.

       

Read more: Des Moines Area Quilters Guild providing hand-sewn masks to Broadlawns during coronavirus pandemic


Gone but not forgotten: 41 popular Des Moines restaurants now closed


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:36:27 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

These 41 memorable restaurants were once part of the culinary scene of Des Moines and still make up part of the culinary fabric of the metro.

       

Read more: Gone but not forgotten: 41 popular Des Moines restaurants now closed


31 of the oldest restaurants in Des Moines


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:36:07 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Des Moines has hundreds of restaurants. These are the oldest that are still operating today.

       

Read more: 31 of the oldest restaurants in Des Moines


The 41 bygone Des Moines restaurants diners miss the most


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:35:30 +0000

Author: Brian Taylor Carlson and Aaron Calvin, Des Moines Register

After receiving more than 100 suggestions from readers, these 41 closed restaurants have been identified as the most iconic in Des Moines' rich culinary history.

       

Read more: The 41 bygone Des Moines restaurants diners miss the most


Twister that damaged Iowa apartment building is rated EF1


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:23:41 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

The funnel touched down near the Fayette-Buchanan county line and ran north along the western edge of Oelwein, according to a National Weather Service report.

       

Read more: Twister that damaged Iowa apartment building is rated EF1


Man charged with crash death of 9-year-old Sioux City boy


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:54:57 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.

       

Read more: Man charged with crash death of 9-year-old Sioux City boy


Illinois man pointed gun at child while fleeing Davenport police


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:45:20 +0000

Author: Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

Isaiah Michael McAllister was charged with harassment, assault while participating in a felony and being a felon carrying a weapon, among other charges.

       

Read more: Illinois man pointed gun at child while fleeing Davenport police


Photos: Adventureland amusement park over the years


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:36:16 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Photos: Adventureland amusement park over the years

       

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Kelliher becomes first woman to lead Simpson College


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:06:55 +0000

Author: Michael Rolands, Des Moines Register

Kelliher becomes first woman to lead Simpson College

       

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What does farm school look like online? Scattergood goes remote amid pandemic


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:54:30 +0000

Author: Aimee Breaux, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Scattergood staff are working to translate the Quaker boarding school experience to online following the decision to send students home.

       

Read more: What does farm school look like online? Scattergood goes remote amid pandemic


Sheriff: Woman's body found after house fire near Winterset


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:49:38 +0000

Author: Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

The body of 64-year-old Debra Robinson, 64, was found inside a house after a fire near Winterset on Saturday, according to the Madison County sheriff.

       

Read more: Sheriff: Woman's body found after house fire near Winterset


COVID-19 'outbreak' strikes Cedar Rapids long-term care facility, Gov. Kim Reynolds confirms


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:52:47 +0000

Author: Nick Coltrain, Des Moines Register

The facility is also the source of 21 of Linn County's 71 positive tests for COVID-19, which has the most positive tests for COVID-19 in the state.

       

Read more: COVID-19 'outbreak' strikes Cedar Rapids long-term care facility, Gov. Kim Reynolds confirms


ACLU of Iowa, Planned Parenthood sues Gov. Kim Reynolds for suspending surgical abortions


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:58:52 +0000

Author: Barbara Rodriguez, Des Moines Register

The lawsuit throws Iowa into litigation over women's reproductive health at a time that the state is responding to growing cases of COVID-19.

       

Read more: ACLU of Iowa, Planned Parenthood sues Gov. Kim Reynolds for suspending surgical abortions

 
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