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The intersection of Iowa Avenue and 3rd Street will be closed to traffic starting Wednesday, June 29 for street repairs

Muscatine, IA – According to the city officials, the intersection will be closed at least through the end of the day on July 1 or July 2. Officials have announced that the traffic from Iowa Avenue will be detoured at 4th and 2nd streets to either 4th Street or Mississippi Drive and then to either Sycamore or Chestnut streets.
MUSCATINE, IA
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Six members of the Muscatine Fire Department attended a 40-hour confined space rescue class hosted by the Davenport Fire Department and the IAFF

Muscatine, IA – According to the statement, during the 5-day, 40-hour course firefighters were introduced to the hazards of confined spaces, mitigating hazards in confined spaces utilizing lock out/tag out (control of hazardous energy sources), air monitoring of confined space atmospheres, and ventilation of confined spaces. Officials said that...
MUSCATINE, IA

Bridge deck overlay work on the bridge over Sugar Creek on Muscatine County Road X-54 will require closing the roadway and bridge to traffic beginning July 5

Fairfield, IA – According to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mounty Pleasant construction office, bridge deck overlay work on the existing bridge over Sugar Creek on Muscatine County Road X-54 at the junction with U.S. 6 will require closing the roadway and bridge to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, until mid-August.
FAIRFIELD, IA

Hy-Vee announced that free Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines are now available at select Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations by appointment only to children ages 3+

Waterloo, IA – According to the statement, Hy-Vee pharmacies, are only authorized to administer vaccines to patients ages 3+. Patients younger than age 3 should visit their pediatrician or healthcare provider to receive the vaccine. The Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer available varies by Hy-Vee Pharmacy location. Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines...
WATERLOO, IA

After working 41 hours in three days caring for COVID patients, single, exhausted mother was arrested for DUI and child neglect; but blood results prove she was sober

This mother worked what most people work in five days during a three-day time period. Unfortunately, the single parent was exhausted because she worked 41 hours caring for COVID patients and said she needed some alone time to go to the mall. So, the mother dropped her 5-year-old son off at daycare and went about her business. But as soon as she returned flashing lights appeared in her rearview mirror, and her life changed in a matter of minutes.
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“I didn’t think Covid could do what it’s done”, Mother, who lost her baby girl after contracting COVID-19 late into her pregnancy, encourages pregnant women to get vaccinated against the virus, to protect themselves and their babies

The unfortunate mother said she lost her baby after she contracted COVID-19 late into her pregnancy. The 31-year-old woman was 7 months pregnant when she contracted the Coronavirus and became very sick. At the time, she says COVID-19 vaccines were unavailable for people in her younger age group, so she did not have any protection against the killer virus. Doctors later told the mother that COVID had destroyed the placenta. She now urges other pregnant women to get vaccinated against the virus, to protect themselves and their babies.
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Eight Iowa businesses have teamed with the Iowa DNR’s Pollution Prevention Intern Program this summer to increase the efficiency of their operations and reduce associated costs

Waterloo, IA – According to the state officials, engineering students work on-site at their assigned company to conduct in-depth assessments, analyze data, research pollution prevention strategies, and provide calculated recommendations. Companies utilize the data to make informed decisions and drive implementations that will help meet their environmental performance goals,...
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Family of a Black teen says their juvenile son was racially profiled while driving through a wealthy neighborhood before he was confronted by two white men who ‘felt the need to hit his car with a cone and throw a rock through his window’

Family of a Black teen says their son was racially profiled while driving through a wealthy neighborhood. In a video, which was taken by the high school student and later shared on social media, the 16-year-old was confronted by a trio of residents who allegedly tossed a rock through his rear driver’s side window and told the teen to leave the neighborhood. In the video, two White men can be seen yelling at the student and closing the distance between themselves and him. “I was racially profiled while driving through my friends neighborhood. They didn’t like the way I was driving, so they felt the need to hit my car with a cone, and throw a rock through my window.” the 16-year-old teen reportedly said.
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Governor Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Cerro Gordo, Greene, Hardin, Mills, and Pottawattamie counties in response to recent severe weather

Greene County, IA – According to the statement, this proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to, and recover from, the effects of this severe weather. The proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program, for these five counties, state officials said.
GREENE COUNTY, IA

“Doctors are people, too, and they can be wrong”, Woman, whose symptoms were dismissed as stress, says doctor told her she was likely suffering from postpartum conversion disorder before she was diagnosed with a rare disease

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WOMEN'S HEALTH

Single vehicle crash on I-380 sends 80-year-old driver to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Linn County, IA – According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred right after 10 p.m. late Monday night. It happened on I-380 at the 35 mile marker. Linn County Sheriff’s deputies, Linn County Rescue crews, Iowa State Patrol troopers, Center Point Fire Department crews, and Center Point Ambulance responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash.
LINN COUNTY, IA