DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 21 deaths and 595 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. That brings the statewide total to 18,256 positive cases and 485 deaths.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the lifting of more COVID-19 restrictions in Iowa. On Monday, June 1, racetracks and speedways can open events to spectators, amphitheaters can open for concerts, amusement parks, bowling alleys, pool halls, arcades and casinos can reopen as well, all at 50% capacity. Also effective on June 1, social, community and recreational leisure and sports gatherings of more than 10 people will be permitted.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Three longtime Des Moines-area employees of Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield are suing the company for alleged racial discrimination, saying it has systematically denigrated, harassed and denied training and promotion to African American workers. The employees requested class-action status for their claim in Polk County District Court, which seeks up to $5 million in compensation for current and past employees.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings Tuesday after a tornado was spotted west of Waukee Tuesday afternoon. Surveillance video from a car dealership shows employees running for cover as the tornado touched down and moved across the car lot. The tornado tore down a light pole and shattered windows in about 10 vehicles. Three other tornados were reported in other parts of the state, where they did little damage. When severe weather threatens locally, tune to KNIA/KRLS OR Raccoon Valley Radio, OR KCII for our award winning severe weather coverage.