Sunday, July 26, 2020

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The Iowa Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 data shows an increase of 687 confirmed cases of the virus from 10:00 a.m. on July 24 to 10:00 a.m. on July 25. Six additional deaths were reported over the same 24-hour period. 826 Iowans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – People in downtown Cedar Rapids were startled late Friday night when a portion of a building came crashing down seven stories onto the sidewalk, street and crushing a parked car. No one was injured.

MARION, IA (IRN) – Cheers and car horns echoed in a Marion city park Saturday morning.
Hundreds of people lined seventh avenue with flags and signs as a part of the back the blue rally.

DUNDEE, IA (IRN) – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources kicked off its celebration of Iowa parks 2020. This is the 100th anniversary of the starting of Iowa’s state park system.
The celebration was delayed in May due to COVID-19, which was the actual month of Backbone State Park’s first dedication. The original dedication was also delayed in October 1919 when flooding hit the park.