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Monday Afternoon News, November 16th


Governor Reynolds To Offer Live Address To Iowans This Evening

(Des Moines) — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is scheduled to address the state this evening beginning at 6:05 p.m. KLEM radio will carry this live address.
It is expected that Reynolds will announce new restrictions regarding the surging positive rates of COVID-19.




Iowa Woman Charged With Attempted Murder In Fight Over A Man

(Nevada, IA) — A Boone woman is being held in the Story County Jail on a charge of attempted murder. Twenty-three-year-old Kiara Santana is accused of firing three shots at another woman in a fight over a man. The incident happened last month when the victim learned her boyfriend was cheating on her
with Santana. There was a confrontation and she reportedly vandalized Santana’s vehicle. Later, she told police she noticed that Santana was following her. When they stopped in a parking lot, she says Santana got out of her vehicle and opened fire, then drove away. Witnesses confirmed the story and so did the evidence.




Dubuque Firefighter Sues, Says She’s The Victim Of Sexual Harassment

(Dubuque, IA) — A Dubuque firefighter says she has been the victim of sexual harassment ever since she started on the job nine years ago. Jami Boss has filed a lawsuit. She cites a number of incidents – including being told by a lieutenant that she was only hired because she is a girl. She says a co-worker once shoved his hand down the back of her pants. In the suit,
Boss says officials retaliated against her after she filed formal complaints.
She says she was also passed over for promotions in favor of male colleagues who had less experience. The city has denied most of the allegations.




Woman, 2 Children Injured By Jumping Out Of Third-Floor Window To Escape Fire

(West Des Moines, IA) — A West Des Moines mother and her two children are recovering from the injuries they suffered when they jumped out of a third-floor window Sunday to escape an apartment fire. Firefighters say the 31-year-old woman and her two young children were facing a life-or-death situation. The fire broke out at about 2:00 a-m. Residents in 18 apartments
in the complex were forced to evacuate. The West Des Moines Fire Department is still trying to determine how that fire started.





Iowa Lost 25% Of Its Forest In Derecho

(Des Moines, IA) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources estimates the state lost about 25-percent of its forest when the derecho swept through last August. Plans are being put together to sell salvaged timber from at least six state parks. The Natural Resource Commission was told Iowa lost 724-thousand acres of forest during the storm at its meeting last week. The U-S
Department of Agriculture has estimated the state had about two-point-nine-million acres of forest before the derecho. The city of Cedar Rapids will have to replace 23-thousand trees. The derecho also destroyed 850-thousand acres of crops in 57 counties.




UI Hospitals Has Chart For COVID-19 Risk Level Of Holiday Activities

(Iowa City, IA) — University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has a chart offering the COVID-19 risk level of some Thanksgiving holiday activities.
Low, medium and high risk examples are given in the categories of Food and Family, Shopping, Sports Fandom and Fitness. The chart rates shopping in crowded stores and attending a crowded tailgate as high risk. Dinner with family members and watching sports on TV are low risk.




Grain Barn A Total Loss In Dubuque County Overnight Fire

(Dubuque County, IA) — A Dubuque County grain barn is a total loss after catching fire this morning. Firefighters say the barn was completely engulfed in flames at a rural farm north of Dyersville, where an adjacent house and vehicle received heat damage. Investigators say the fire caused roughly 25-thousand in damage, but does not appear to be suspicious. No injuries were reported.




Iowa High School Championship Football Games Set

(Cedar Falls, IA) — The Iowa High School Football championship games are set for Thursday and Friday at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls. Six games involving classes A through 4A as well as eight player football will take place. Face coverings are required for all spectators and tickets can be purchased for groups of one to six people that will be spaced out inside the
stadium. Capacity will be limited at the UNI-Dome, which will be cleared and cleaned between games.