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Iowa City Schools add new locations for meal pick up The Iowa City Community School District has added two new locations for grab and go meals for students. Meals can now be picked up at Mann Elementary and South East Junior High from 11 am to 1 pm. ICCSD says they served over 10,000 meals to students last week.

Iowa News Headlines Monday The Iowa Department of Public Health has reported 38 more confirmed cases of COVID-19. Sunday's cases bring the state's total to 336 positive results. Four Iowans have died. The Health Department says there have been more than five thousand negative tests so far.

Trump extends US coronavirus restrictions; Spain passes China in infections Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, said the U.S. could experience 100,000 to 200,000 deaths if not enough is done to mitigate the crisis.

EF-1 tornado hits Prophetstown, Ill. farm Insulation scattered everywhere. Debris was laid out over almost two miles. This is the scene of Arlyn Kerkhove’s farm in Prophetstown, Illinois.

TRACKING: Nice weather to start the week There are chances of rain later this week.

OPERATION QUICKFIND: Cedar Rapids Police searching for 16-year-old girl Authorities say she was last seen at 5400 Kirkwood Blvd around midnight March 29th.

Trump uses wartime act but GM says it's already moving fast The company is working with Ventec Life Systems and both say the Defense Production Act of 1950 doesn't change what they're doing because they're already moving as fast as they can.

Construction begins Monday for new roundabout on Williams Boulevard SW LINN COUNTY, Iowa - Starting Monday Williams Boulevard SW and Dean Road in Linn County will close for the construction of a roundabout. Highway 151 closures will also be in effect between Beverly Road/Stoney Point Road and just south of Dean Road. Officials say a roundabout can help reduce speeding, and both the number and force of crashes.

24,000 dead from flu so far this season, CDC says The CDC estimates that as of March 21, there have been at least 39 million flu illnesses, 400,000 hospitalizations and 24,000 deaths from flu in the United States. The CDC reported that as of March 21, 155 children had died from the flu this season.

Daily Bullets : Grad Transfer Announcing Today, Chuba's Attractive Heisman Odds Shakespeare was onto something when he said to "beware the Ides of March" - the 15th was four days after the Pokes win over Iowa State. - Boynton will get news about a grad transfer after lunch today - OSU virus update - Expert loves Chuba's Heisman odds.

Powerball to make changes to starting jackpot amount URBANDALE, IOWA - The Powerball Product Group has announced changes to ensure the game continues to support good causes in all 48 U.S. lottery jurisdictions, according to a news release.

Men are dying from the coronavirus at higher rates than women around the world. Here are scientists' best ideas as to why. More men are dying from the coronavirus than women. Studies show that it could be smoking, bad hygiene, hormones, or generally poor health.

Will coronavirus pandemic free California prisoners? Gavin Newsom says no SACRAMENTO - California has long struggled with an overburdened prison system, crowding inmates into lockups that were designed to hold tens of thousands fewer people. Now activists are sounding the alarm that those cramped conditions could foment an explosion of the coronavirus.

Age is not the only risk for suffering coronavirus complications WASHINGTON - Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men seem to be faring worse than women. And as cases skyrocket in the U.S.

Two additional COVID-19 cases announced in Whiteside County The Whiteside County Health Department has announced two additional laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Whiteside County.

Preliminary tornado reports March 28, 2020 Details on the confirmed tornadoes that were from storms on Saturday, March 28th, 2020.

DO NOT rely on tornado sirens Tornado sirens, or outdoor warning sirens, are not meant to alert people indoors. You must find another way to receive weather warnings.

McKowen named All-Iowa coach of the year Marty McKowen finished on top for the first time in a 37 year career.

After The Storm: Community cleans up after tornado An EF-1 tornado whipped through parts of Oelwein over the weekend, many cleaning up and figuring out what's next.

Pair of Iowa defensive backs projected to go fourth round That's pretty good to have as an offensive coordinator the last few years." The Hawkeyes are well-positioned to have two players go in the first round in offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs and defensive end A.J. Epenesa. The NFL Draft will take place on April 23-25 in Las Vegas.

Two eastern Iowa families describe getting out of Peru during COVID-19 Two eastern Iowa families were able to get out, but it wasn't easy. Iowa City's Jessica Gardner and her family were visiting Machu Pichu when Peru's president, Martín Vizcarra, announced the borders would close.

Iowa’s A.J. Epenesa hurts draft status at NFL scouting combine For every player who takes a dramatic leap on NFL draft boards with positive scouting combine showings, others take unfortunate falls because of lackluster speed and agility test scores. That has been the case again this year, as some highly regarded prospects have taken a fall after posting subpar numbers at the combine.

Jean Oxley, former Linn County Supervisor, dies at age 94 LINN COUNTY, Iowa – The first woman elected to to a Linn County public office has died.

Big Grove Brewery offers a sip of sustainability for the Iowa City community Big Grove Brewery received a top sustainability certification from the Iowa Waste Reduction Center as part of its Iowa Green Brewery Certification program. The brewery earned what's called a "platinum certification" for its commitment to sustainability within the Iowa City community.

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