DES MOINES — The number of new COVID-19 cases announced Wednesday in Iowa fell slightly from Tuesday’s record, but it remained near triple digits.

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To stay in the holiday spirit, local businesses and homes throughout the community are displaying colorful, handmade Easter eggs and bunnies in windows for families to “hunt” amidst social distancing.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office say a Knoxville man caused nearly $2,000 in damage to a jail cell.

Schools, churches, organizations, businesses and public facilities have announced closings, cancellations and changes due to the coronavirus outbreak.

After moving to block 3M's exports and lambasting the company on Twitter, President Donald Trump said Monday he has reached a deal with 3M to provide millions of protective masks.

In response to the new proclamation that Governor Reynolds signed on April 6, the city of Knoxville will close the following public facilities until April 30.


On Monday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds held firm her position against declaring a statewide mandated shelter-in-place order, though state officials continue to request citizens only venture out of their homes when necessary.

While most of us enjoy it fresh, celery also goes well into a cooked meal. Low in calories, the crunchy vegetable has only 16 calories. Nutritionally, it is a source of fiber, potassium, vitamins A and C and is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities.

IOWA CITY — Caitlyn Shilling of Knoxville, a student in the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine, was one of five soon-to-be graduates who recently joined the ranks of storied UI Department of Internal Medicine students like Dr. Judy Streit, Dr. Pete Snyder and Dr. Will Zeitler as…

Effective Friday, April 3, the city of Knoxville and Knoxville Community School District closed all public playgrounds and structures within city limits to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The state of Iowa confirmed Wednesday that two more in the state have died due to the COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus.

On March 27, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics announced patients can now schedule virtual appointments, allowing patients to “see” their primary care providers without leaving their homes.


The 2019 Knoxville Community Survey found that more than half of respondents were satisfied with the quality of life in the city, and more than 80 percent were satisfied with the city’s public safety, library and cemetery departments.

The Knoxville Community School District on March 26 reached 478 meals served to students during school closures. All people handing out meals are volunteers, and meals are prepared by the district’s food service employees.

PELLA — Over the past 75 years, Pella Boy Scout Troop 373 has shown being a dedicated scout is more than just tying knots.

WASHINGTON — A $2 trillion bill to aid workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is now law after passage in the U.S. House and President Trump’s approval on Friday. Many House members reconvened in Washington to approve the 880-page measure, which stands to be the largest economic aid package in U.S. history. […]

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday she has extended her emergency COVID-19 response order an additional week, until April 7, and added to the list of businesses that must close. Her new order suspended elective and non-essential dental, orthodontic and medical procedures that can be delayed. That part of the order is effective at 5 […]

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and to aid hospitals and states reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. The chamber voted 96-0 to pass the bill in an unusual display of bipartisanship. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who tested […]

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Iowa reported 21 additional positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday morning, for a total of 145 positive cases. The Iowa Department of Public Health says that of the 107 cases now being tracked, 71 have never — at least yet — been hospitalized; 23 are currently hospitalized; 12 have been discharged from the hospital and are […]

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The novel coronavirus has us all on edge. Thus we want to fill you in on how the Knoxville Journal-Express staff is hard at work covering the story locally to inform you with accurate and timely news about the disease.


Recent closures to stop the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state have left small business owners with uncertainty, fear and unanswered questions. But strong community support has given them hope.

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