Month: April 2020

Page: 77

suratoho/iStock(NEW YORK) — Nearly four million gun background checks were performed last month, the highest number since the federal government began tracking them, the FBI said. And gun safety advocates say they’re worried there isn’t enough being done to prevent shootings as the coronavirus heightens the public’s fears. There were roughly 3.7 million background checks […]

Nick Gilpin, system medical director for infection prevention at Beaumont Health in Michigan. (ABC News)(DETROIT) — With rapidly increasing cases of the novel coronavirus in Michigan beginning to overwhelm the hospital system, one Detroit doctor says he’s “not sure any level of preparedness would have been enough” to respond to the pandemic. “I think it’s […]

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has killed at least 5,949 people in the United States and more than 53,000 worldwide. Worldwide, more than 1 million people have been diagnosed with the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19. Over 210,000 of those diagnosed have recovered, according to […]

inga/iStock(CESENA, Italy) — Famed Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi, 84, has died. “Today everyone at Sergio Rossi joins me in remembering our dear Sergio, the inspiring founder of our dream,” CEO Sergio Rossi Group Riccardo Sciutto said in an Instagram post. “Sergio Rossi was a master, and it is my great honor to have met […]

ElFlacodelNorte/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the United States increasingly becomes the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic, its neighbors in Mexico and Central America are urging new steps to prevent the virus’ spread to their populations, including a halt to deportations and increased security along the southern U.S. border — an ironic turn under President Donald […]

33ft/iStock(NEW YORK) — Sammy Watkins is reportedly staying put in Kansas City. A source tells ESPN the 26-year-old wide receiver has agreed to restructure his contract with the Chiefs. The new deal includes a no-trade clause and $7 million in incentives. It tops out at a value of $16 million, the source told ESPN. Watkins […]

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing some changes on lottery games and the way winning tickets are cashed in. Iowa Lottery spokesperson, Mary Neubauer, is getting the word out. “Clearly anything that is going on with the Iowa Lottery or with Powerball is just a very, very tiny slice of life these days and of the […]

Governor Kim Reynolds today said some people are misinterpreting the lack of a statewide shelter-in-place order as a sign there are no restrictions in place in Iowa. Dr. Anthomy Fauci, one of President Trump’s medical advisers, last night on CNN said he doesn’t understand why every state hasn’t issued one. “Maybe he doesn’t have all […]

The following information has been released by the Lee County Health Department: First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Lee County A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Lee County. The individual is self-isolating at home.  As Lee County Health Department follows all confidentiality laws, no additional information will be released.  The Iowa […]

The Iowa Supreme Court rules on the definition of a theft detection in the case of a law mower stolen in Mason City. Charles Ross was found guilty of second-degree theft and the unlawful removal of a theft detection device after he and a helper cut the padlock off a steel cable and took a […]

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