Going-out-of-business sales are underway at JCPenney stores in Carroll and Marshalltown and the company announced today it will shed a thousand jobs, mostly from its corporate office in Texas. JCPenney filed for bankruptcy in May and announced then that it would close 152 stores. The company operates 11 stores in Iowa, nine of which will […]
The number of Iowans hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 has been on a steady uptick this month. As of 10 a.m. today, 190 Iowans are hospitalized, up 22% since July 1st. Governor Kim Reynolds said yesterday that the majority of total positive cases this month are concentrated in 10 of Iowa’s counties — and among […]
A north-central Iowa drug kingpin’s requests to delay his execution scheduled for later this week have been denied. Dustin Honken’s motions to delay his execution were denied on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Leonard Strand. Strand wrote on Tuesday he would not intervene due to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the Federal Bureau of Prisons was […]
You know it’s a bad storm when the National Weather Service staff has to abandon its office and take shelter underground. Severe thunderstorms rolled across central Iowa last night, bringing winds up to 60 miles-an-hour in the Des Moines area, along with two-inch diameter hail and heavy rain. Meteorologist Frank Boksa, at the Weather Service, […]
U.S. Marshals in Michigan have arrested an Iowan wanted for a murder in Dubuque. Security camera video showed 25-year-old Curtis R Smothers, Junior being shot in the chest on July 2nd during a fight in Dubuque. Police issued a warrant for 25-year-old Deonte Ellison the same day. Ellison was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals […]