IOWA (IRN) – Four more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and 461 more have tested positive, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. However the number of Iowans hospitalized while fighting the virus continues to decline. One out of every 11 residents have been tested for the virus.
GRINNELL, IA (IRN) – The Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man after he started multiple fires and shot at them during a standoff that lasted more than seven hours. On Wednesday, authorities were called to a residence southeast of Grinnell after Dwaine Anthony Bauman’s family reported that he was acting strangely with a gun. Bauman discharged the gun multiple times, and police didn’t fire at him. He set fire to a home, two vehicles, a barn and almost 100 bales of hay, and all were destroyed. A friend said Bauman was upset over a hog confinement project in the area and that “he has a message to tell the entire world…he was willing to burn down his whole house, risk his life, fight the police to free this land from industrial agriculture.”
IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – Given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Johnson County, at the University of Iowa, students, faculty, and staff will be required to wear face coverings on campus beginning July 1.
AMES, IA (IRN) – Iowa State University is the recipient of a one-year $55,000 grant from the COVID Project, where the goal is to develop a reliable COVID home test. The test works like a pregnancy test, and the sample can be saliva or urine.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – A 3-year-old boy is safe despite nearly drowning in a Des Moines pool. KCCI-TV reports Garrett Sheppard was at a swimming pool in his apartment complex when he heard screaming and yelling, and saw another adult was pulling the child from the pool. Sheppard gave the child CPR, and said, “I have never seen so much water come out of a person…it was actually really, really scary.”