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Amid investigation, Simpson College cuts ties with cross country coach, former Dowling coach


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:51:59 +0000

Author: Shelby Fleig, Des Moines Register

James Kirby, who led teams to six state championships at Dowling and is a priest at a Catholic church in Carlisle, was let go Friday morning.

       

Read more: Amid investigation, Simpson College cuts ties with cross country coach, former Dowling coach


Sen. Joni Ernst talks Black Lives Matter, banning police chokeholds, and DACA recipients


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:27:36 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Sen. Joni Ernst takes questions on Black Lives Matter, banning police chokeholds, and DACA recipients after a meeting at Creative Visions in Des Moines

       

Read more: Sen. Joni Ernst talks Black Lives Matter, banning police chokeholds, and DACA recipients


State names new warden at eastern Iowa corrections facility plagued by COVID-19 outbreak in May


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:19:52 +0000

Author: Hillary Ojeda, Iowa City Press-Citizen

The former warden for the Iowa Medical Classification Center in Coralville abruptly retired in May amid an investigation into the center's handling of a COVID-19 outbreak there.

       

Read more: State names new warden at eastern Iowa corrections facility plagued by COVID-19 outbreak in May


Ankeny aquatic center closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:02:18 +0000

Author: Maya Miller, Des Moines Register

Ankeny's Cascade Falls Aquatic Center is closed until Sunday, July 12, for "deep cleaning" and to allow other employees to be tested.

       

Read more: Ankeny aquatic center closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19


Joe Biden's Iowa hires signal tightening in state Trump won big


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:50:24 +0000

Author: Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press

Although Iowa's six Electoral College votes hardly make the state a political jackpot, a competitive race could signal problems for Trump in other northern states he won in 2016.

       

Read more: Joe Biden's Iowa hires signal tightening in state Trump won big


Sen. Joni Ernst meets with Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad and other leaders from the Black community


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:50:08 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, meets with Representative Ako Abdul-Samad and other leaders from the Black community at Creative Visions

       

Read more: Sen. Joni Ernst meets with Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad and other leaders from the Black community


Judge rejects Dakota Access pipeline request to stop closure


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:42:55 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

A federal judge rejected a request from the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline to halt an order to shut down the oil pipeline during a review.

       

Read more: Judge rejects Dakota Access pipeline request to stop closure


Iowa reports another 744 coronavirus cases, 3 COVID-19 deaths


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:09:00 +0000

Author: Staff reports, Des Moines Register

Iowa reported its first three COVID-19 cases on March 8. The state's first death was reported March 24.

       

Read more: Iowa reports another 744 coronavirus cases, 3 COVID-19 deaths


Selfie Station opens in Des Moines spicing up Iowans' instagram


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:54:06 +0000

Author: Zach Boyden-Holmes, DesMoines

A do-it-yourself photo studio with 27 Instagrammable rooms only has been open a month, but it's drawing people from across the country to Merle Hay Mall.

       

Read more: Selfie Station opens in Des Moines spicing up Iowans' instagram


Court: Iowa officer who stomped on suspect's ankle cannot be sued


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:47:36 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Davenport officer Brian Stevens enjoys qualified immunity and cannot be sued.

       

Read more: Court: Iowa officer who stomped on suspect's ankle cannot be sued


Jaylen Cavil, with Black Lives Matter, was arrested July 2 at a protest at the police station


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:31:07 +0000

Author: Tyler J. Davis, Des Moines Register

Black Lives Matter organizer Jaylen Cavil was arrested July 2 protest at the Des Moines Police Station after questioning the arrest of other protesters.

       

Read more: Jaylen Cavil, with Black Lives Matter, was arrested July 2 at a protest at the police station


'I love you, be safe': Family and friends remember men who died in Sunday's car accident


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:30:01 +0000

Author: Maya Miller, Des Moines Register

The men who died in Sunday's car crash had big plans for the future. Their families and friends honor their memories by sharing their stories.

       

Read more: 'I love you, be safe': Family and friends remember men who died in Sunday's car accident


Looking for somewhere to volunteer? These groups are looking for help.


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:47:03 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register staff, Des Moines Register

Sew reusable face masks or pack for for local food pantries.

       

Read more: Looking for somewhere to volunteer? These groups are looking for help.


Clive bans 'bridge jumping' to curb thrill seekers along Greenbelt Trail


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:24:52 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register staff, Des Moines Register

Jumping from bridge into Walnut Creek has increased this summer, the city says.

       

Read more: Clive bans 'bridge jumping' to curb thrill seekers along Greenbelt Trail


Ankeny hires new principals for Northview, Rock Creek schools


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:33:27 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register staff, Des Moines Register

Jay Slight is the new principal at Northview Middle School and Johanna Cooper is the new principal at Rock Creek Elementary.

       

Read more: Ankeny hires new principals for Northview, Rock Creek schools


At 74, after 41 years in prison, Iowa woman awaits governor's decision on long-promised commutation


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:18:16 +0000

Author: Lee Rood, Des Moines Register

Gov. Kim Reynolds has until Aug. 27 to decide whether Judy White, who's spent 41 or her 74 years in prison, could go free. Such decisions are rare.

       

Read more: At 74, after 41 years in prison, Iowa woman awaits governor's decision on long-promised commutation


Windsor Heights City Hall closes indefinitely after employee tests positive for COVID-19


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:02:57 +0000

Author: Shelby Fleig, Des Moines Register

The city's announcement did not name the employee, but said they are "doing well."

       

Read more: Windsor Heights City Hall closes indefinitely after employee tests positive for COVID-19


Advocates for meatpacking workers demand USDA halt payments to Tyson, JBS amid COVID-19 outbreaks


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 22:25:40 +0000

Author: Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register

The USDA has paid Tyson and JBS $154 million for meat in 2020, according to a civil complaint, which contends the companies failed to protect workers.

       

Read more: Advocates for meatpacking workers demand USDA halt payments to Tyson, JBS amid COVID-19 outbreaks


Trade groups offering $100,000 reward after noose found at Facebook data center


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:53:58 +0000

Author: Philip Joens and Robin Opsahl, Des Moines Register

Two construction trade groups are offering a $100,000 reward after a noose was found at the Facebook data center in Altooona on Juneteenth.

       

Read more: Trade groups offering $100,000 reward after noose found at Facebook data center


Watch: Northern Iowa murderer to be executed for killing five in 1993


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:49:43 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Iowa's last execution was by hanging on March 15, 1963, at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

       

Read more: Watch: Northern Iowa murderer to be executed for killing five in 1993


Volunteers search for Waterloo man with dementia who left care facility Monday


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:40:23 +0000

Author: Sarah Kay LeBlanc, Des Moines Register

Michael Jensen was last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a plaid button-up shirt and a black helmet. He may also be barefoot.

       

Read more: Volunteers search for Waterloo man with dementia who left care facility Monday


Full Court Press will open newest Des Moines venture, Crazy Horse Beer & Burgers, next week


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:06:33 +0000

Author: Kim Norvell, Des Moines Register

The counter-service restaurant with nine meat and vegetarian burgers and 24 beer taps will be open seven days a week.

       

Read more: Full Court Press will open newest Des Moines venture, Crazy Horse Beer & Burgers, next week


Des Moines Public Library offers more digital options during COVID-19 pandemic


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:16:54 +0000

Author: Des Moines Public Library, Special to the Register

The library's summer reading program offers virtual sessions each week on platforms like Zoom, Facebook, Discord and YouTube.

       

Read more: Des Moines Public Library offers more digital options during COVID-19 pandemic


Photos: Scenes of Summer in Iowa


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:47:29 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

From swimming to sunflowers, RAGBRAI, fireworks and sweetcorn mark the signs of Summer in Iowa.

       

Read more: Photos: Scenes of Summer in Iowa


Iowa sits out study showing minorities affected more by coronavirus in meatpacking plants


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 22:51:05 +0000

Author: From staff and news services, Des Moines Register

The study noted that data was limited in part because states including Iowa, the nation's largest pork producer, didn't participate.

       

Read more: Iowa sits out study showing minorities affected more by coronavirus in meatpacking plants


USDA says 11 Iowa counties now in early stages of drought


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:00:56 +0000

Author: Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that nearly a dozen western Iowa counties have entered the first stage of drought.

       

Read more: USDA says 11 Iowa counties now in early stages of drought


Small Business Today: When mistakes are made, stop, and find a new direction


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:40:07 +0000

Author: Tom Friedman, Special to the Register

As small business owners and managers, sometimes we make mistakes. Try stopping that pattern or behavior and see what happens.

       

Read more: Small Business Today: When mistakes are made, stop, and find a new direction


Another 7 COVID-19 deaths, 669 confirmed cases reported in Iowa


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:06:42 +0000

Author: Staff reports, Des Moines Register

Iowa reported its first three COVID-19 cases on March 8. The state's first death was reported March 24.

       

Read more: Another 7 COVID-19 deaths, 669 confirmed cases reported in Iowa


Iowa reports another 9 COVID-19 deaths, 219 confirmed cases


Created: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:45:45 +0000

Author: Register Staff, Des Moines Register

Iowa reported its first three COVID-19 cases on March 8. The state's first death was reported March 24.

       

Read more: Iowa reports another 9 COVID-19 deaths, 219 confirmed cases


Mourners create shrine for four killed in car crash on George Flagg Parkway


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:38:37 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Four men were killed after a car hit a tree and caught fire Sunday, July 5, on George Flagg Parkway near Water Works Park in Des Moines.

       

Read more: Mourners create shrine for four killed in car crash on George Flagg Parkway

 
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