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KXEL Midday News for Thu. Apr. 09, 2020

IOWA HOUSE DISTRICT 60 COVERS SOUTHWESTERN BLACK HAWK COUNTY AND HAS BEEN REPRESENTED BY DEMOCRAT DAVE WILLIAMS SINCE HE WAS ELECTED IN 2018. RYAN HOWARD IS ONE OF THE REPUBLICANS WHO WOULD LIKE TO CHALLENGE WILLIAMS LATER THIS YEAR. HOWARD RECENTLY SPOKE ABOUT WHAT HE SEES AS THE CORE ISSUES. HOWARD WAS A GUEST WEDNESDAY…read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Thu. Apr. 09, 2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health says there are 97 additional positive cases to report today, making the statewide total of 1,145…one additional death, a Linn County resident 81 years of age or older…total statewide to date, 27…11 new cases in Linn County alone; 4 in Black Hawk County The Black Hawk County board of…read more »

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KXEL Midday News for Wed. Apr. 08, 2020

LARGE HAIL CAUSED DAMAGE IN CEDAR RAPIDS AND ELSEWHERE IN EASTERN IOWA ON TUESDAY EVENING. IT WAS A QUICK CHANGE TO WHAT WAS OTHERWISE A WARM, PLEASANT DAY. ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, THE LARGEST HAIL REPORTED WAS AS BIG AS A BASEBALL, AND SEVERAL VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED, INCLUDING BROKEN WINDOWS OR WINDSHIELDS. BESIDES…read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Wed. Apr. 08, 2020

Iowa Department of Public Health reported 102 additional positive Covid-19 cases yesterday from the day before, for a total of 1,048. IDPH says an additional death was reported, in Benton County. Between Monday and Tuesday, new cases totaled 3 in Black Hawk, 16 in Johnson, and 11 in Linn County. There are three long-term care…read more »

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KXEL Midday News for Tue. Apr. 07, 2020

THE WATERLOO CITY COUNCIL VOTED 6-1 IN FAVOR OF A RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS TO ISSUE STATEWIDE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS. RESOLUTION SUPPORTERS CITE WHAT THEY DESCRIBE AS A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN CASES AND SAY THAT STATEWIDE RESTRICTIONS WOULD CARRY MORE WEIGHT. A VERSION OF THE RESOLUTION WAS DRAFTED AT THE COUNTY LEVEL. MEANWHILE…read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Tue. Apr. 07, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today 78 additional cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, totaling 946 positive cases to date. Reynolds said three more Iowans died from the disease bringing the state’s death toll to 25. One of those new deaths is from Linn County, while the other two are from Tama County. Reynolds also announced she’s…read more »

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