Sunday, November 28, 2021

GRINNELL, IA (IRN) – A 13-year-old boy is accused of stabbing a man in Grinnell on Saturday. Grinnell police officers responded to a residence just before 8 a.m. to investigate a reported stabbing. Police found a 43-year-old man within the residence suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen. The man was treated at a local hospital and is expected to recover.

JAMAICA, IA (IRN) – An Iowa family home is a total loss following a Thanksgiving night fire in Jamaica. The Jamaica Fire Department said it started in the garage and spread to the home. There were two people in the home at the time, but they managed to get out. There are no reported injuries.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – A western Iowa farmer and former county supervisor will end his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Chuck Grassley. Dave Muhlbauer announced Tuesday he would no longer seek the Democratic nomination for Senate. In his announcement, Muhlbauer noted the recent death of a nephew and the “devastating effect” on his family.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (IRN) – Minnesota defeated No. 14 Wisconsin 23-13. With the Minnesota win, Iowa will now play in the Big Ten Conference championship game on Dec. 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. They will play Michigan.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – Cedar Rapids Police are concerned about the number of guns being stolen from cars. Police say people aren’t only leaving their guns in their cars, they’re leaving their cars unlocked. So far this year, 45 guns have been stolen from cars. The guns were taken in 35 different incidents, and 24 of those times the vehicle was left unlocked. Police say these gun owners aren’t being responsible.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – A fight at Cedar Rapids’ Lindale Mall caused scary moments Friday afternoon as unfounded reports of an active shooter situation circulated on social media. Police responded to reports of a disturbance at the mall shortly after 3 p.m. Friday. Police said information was being shared about an active shooter situation that proved to be false. Six people were charged with disorderly conduct.

AMES, IA (IRN) – Breece Hall rushed for 242 yards and scored four touchdowns Friday night in what may be his final game at Jack Trice Stadium, propelling Iowa State to a 48-14 win over Texas Christian and setting an NCAA FBS record for consecutive games with a rushing touchdown. Hall has had 24 consecutive games with at least one rushing touchdown.

LINCOLN, IA (IRN) – Iowa scored 22 unanswered points — most of them in the fourth quarter — to storm back and beat Nebraska 28-21 Friday. The win keeps Iowa (10-2) in the hunt for a spot at next week’s Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. Iowa still needs Minnesota (7-4) to win its home game against No. 14 Wisconsin (8-3) today.

Friday, November 26, 2021

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Iowa motorists will soon have the option of keeping their driver’s license on their phones. State officials have begun a pilot project to make digital driver’s licenses, or “mobile IDs,” available for download via smartphone apps sometime in 2022.

ALGONA, IA (IRN) – Police Officers responded to a disturbance at a Super 8 Motel in Algona Thursday morning at approximately 12:15 am. One officer discharged his firearm as a result of circumstances upon arrival. A high-speed pursuit emerged until the driver lost control of the vehicle. The suspect is under custody.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – A western Iowa farmer and former county supervisor will end his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Chuck Grassley. Dave Muhlbauer announced Tuesday he would no longer seek the Democratic nomination for Senate. In his announcement, Muhlbauer noted the recent death of a nephew and the “devastating effect” on his family.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The number of passengers traveling through the Des Moines International Airport during the long holiday weekend may surpass the pre-pandemic total from 2019, officials said. The airport projected more than 21,000 passengers between Wednesday and Sunday. The total over the same period in 2019 was 20,000.

LINCOLN, NE (IRN) – Milton Andrew Munson’s obituary recalled his life as an Air Force veteran, a pharmacist, husband and father, and as a Nebraska football fan. That was evident in one line in the obit: “In lieu of flowers, please place an irresponsibly large wager on Nebraska beating Iowa.” Munson, 73, died Nov. 16.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

URBANDALE, IA (IRN) – MercyOne confirms that children that got their COVID-19 vaccine shots at a mass vaccination clinic held Saturday got the wrong dose. It says 20 micrograms of the Pfizer vaccine was given to children under the age of 12 at an Urbandale clinic. That is double the correct dose, but less than an adult dose. The side effects are still minor, including sore arm, mild fever, headache, and fatigue, but may be more pronounced.

IOWA (IRN) – There were 10,346 new COVID-19 cases from Wednesday, November 17 to Wednesday, November 24, according to the state’s dashboard, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 518,859. That’s an average of 1,478 new cases per day over the last 7 days. The number of new cases is up 12% from new cases reported last week.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Wells Fargo & Co. employees must prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or agree to submit to regular testing, the company announced Tuesday.

CEDAR FALLS, IA (IRN) – Police have noticed a rising trend in car thefts and car break-ins around the Cedar Valley. In Cedar Falls, Investigations Captain Jeff Sitzmann says 20 would be a high number for the city. So far, in 2021 there have been 40. He warns people to not only lock their car doors but to make sure there aren’t any valuables in the car, including car keys.