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Iowans Report ‘Second Shot’ Side Effects From COVID-19 Vaccine

Iowans Report ‘Second Shot’ Side Effects From COVID-19 Vaccine

DES MOINES, IOWA — Nearly 200,000 Iowans have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Millions of other Iowans are still waiting for their opportunity to be vaccinated. A local physician says those waiting for their shots should be prepared for possible side effects that could come with it.“We know that those side effects usually hit the next day. And so if you have a fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, joint aches, you’re just achy all over,” says Dr. Stephen Rinderknecht, a member of the UnityPoint Health Steering Committee for COVID-19 Vaccine. Rinderknecht says...

February 2, 2021
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Iowa Republican Leaders Support Democrats’ Plan for Immediate Police Reforms

Iowa Republican Leaders Support Democrats’ Plan for Immediate Police Reforms

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Republican leaders of the Iowa House and Senate both support a plan introduced by Democrats on Thursday to address problems with policing in Iowa.Democrats introduced a three-part plan to immediately address concerns of minority leaders and the hundreds of protesters in the streets. They want to ban all police chokeholds, make it illegal to hire an officer who has been fired for misconduct and allow an Attorney General investigation into police misconduct.“I think it would be a very good step forward if we could craft a bill that incorporates these ideas and maybe...

June 6, 2020
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Felon Voting Rights Bill with Restrictions Passes in Iowa House

Felon Voting Rights Bill with Restrictions Passes in Iowa House

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa House of Representatives has passed a bill that automatically restores voting rights for felons, with restrictions.Senate File 2348 would automatically grant felons the right to vote after serving their sentence, upon paying all restitution they owe victims before getting the right restored.However, if the bill becomes law, it would be rendered ineffective because Iowa’s Constitution bars felons from automatically getting their voting rights restored upon discharge of sentence.A separate measure to amend the constitution is currently making its way through the...

June 4, 2020
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2020 Iowa State Fair Canceled

2020 Iowa State Fair Canceled

Des Moines, Iowa — For the first time since WWII there will be no Iowa State Fair.On Wednesday the Iowa State Fair Board voted 11-2 to postpone the 2020 Iowa State Fair until August of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time the fair has been canceled since World War II.Just minutes after the vote was carried out live, the Iowa State Fair posted a pre-produced video on Twitter announcing the cancellation.Suggest a Correction× Close Ad

June 10, 2020
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UPDATE: Second Arrest Made in Assault of Darquan Jones

UPDATE: Second Arrest Made in Assault of Darquan Jones

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have arrested two men who allegedly assaulted a black man while yelling racial slurs in May.says he was walking to his girlfriend’s home around 3:30 am on May 16th when he was assaulted by two men on South Union Street in Des Moines. Jones and other witnesses say the two attackers yelled racial slurs at Jones as they beat him. Jones was seriously injured in the attack and at home.On Friday morning, the Des Moines Police Department announced the arrest of 28-year-old Dale Millard of Des Moines. He is being charged with one count of felony willful injury....

June 19, 2020
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9 More COVID-19 Deaths, 385 New Confirmed Cases in Iowa

9 More COVID-19 Deaths, 385 New Confirmed Cases in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health’s website shows the state saw nine more deaths attributed to COVID-19 over the 24-hour period between 10 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.Data from the shows there have been 650 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far. Of those deaths, 341 were residents of long-term care facilities, according to IDPH. There are currently coronavirus outbreaks at 36 long-term care facilities in the state.The number of positive COVID-19 tests for the same 24-hour period of time was 385, bringing the total number of positive tests to...

June 13, 2020
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Des Moines Roosevelt Baseball Team Kneels During National Anthem

Des Moines Roosevelt Baseball Team Kneels During National Anthem

DES MOINES, Iowa — The entire Des Moines Roosevelt baseball team kneeled during the national anthem ahead of its game at Principal Park on Monday.This comes as protests continue around the world over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others who have been killed by police. Athletes have used kneeling during the national anthem as a way to protest police brutality and racial injustices in America. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the peaceful protest during the 2016 NFL season.“No disrespect to the flag. It’s simply to bring attention to the issues at...

June 15, 2020
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State Patrol: Impairment Suspected in Fatal Dallas County Crash

State Patrol: Impairment Suspected in Fatal Dallas County Crash

DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa — One person is dead and two others, including a child, are injured after a crash just outside of Perry Tuesday night. The Iowa State Patrol has reported that 40-year-old Danyel Hardisty of Minburn was pronounced dead on the scene after the accident. According to the accident report, Hardisty was heading north on J Avenue (County Road P58) around 9:45 p.m., when 53-year-old Stephen Wink of Council Bluffs crossed over into the northbound lane and crashed head-on into Hardisty’s vehicle. Seven-year-old Javen Sorenson, who was in the car with Hardisty during the time of the...

February 3, 2021
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Prosecution Calls Subpoena for Mollie Tibbetts’ Bank Records a ‘Fishing Expedition’, Judge to Hear Motion to Quash Thursday

Prosecution Calls Subpoena for Mollie Tibbetts’ Bank Records a ‘Fishing Expedition’, Judge to Hear Motion to Quash Thursday

POWESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa — The defense team of the man charged with murdering Mollie Tibbetts has been accused of hiding requests for information ahead of the trial.Earlier this week, there was a return of service filed for a subpoena on Tibbetts’ banking records filed by lawyers for Cristhian Rivera.Assistant Iowa Attorney General Scott Brown filed a motion saying that prosecutors were unaware of the subpoena until it had been served. In the motion, he said, “On its face, the subpoena appears to be a fishing expedition into the confidential banking records of Mollie Tibbets who is not a...

January 28, 2021
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Census: Iowa Population Grows 4.7%, Keeps 4 US House Seats

Census: Iowa Population Grows 4.7%, Keeps 4 US House Seats

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa continued to see slow population growth in 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data released Monday with the state resident population growing 4.7% in the last decade to 3,190,369 people.While the state retained its four congressional districts, the muted population trend could mean the loss of one of those U.S. House seats in the future. Iowa’s percentage growth was significantly less than the national increase of 7.4%.Between 2000 and 2010, Iowa’s population grew 4.1%.Iowa was among 38 states that didn’t gain or lose U.S. House representation.Six states gained seats with...

April 26, 2021
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