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 2020-09-21 12:09 

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Spotty showers continue in Siouxland...

Today is the last day of summer, with fall making its arrival tomorrow. Mother nature didn't get the memo, because our weather will feel like summer throughout this week. Today we'll see a mix of sun and clouds, with a few showers popping up throu...

 2020-09-21 11:27 

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One dead after Plymouth Co. crash...

One person is dead after a car crash in rural Plymouth County, Iowa on Sunday, Sept. 20th. At about 2:15 p. m. , a pickup was passing another car, heading north on K-22. A car headed west on C-60 didn't stop at the intersection and hit the truck. Both...

 2020-09-21 11:17 

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[ Sioux City ]

Toilet damaged after accidental shooting Friday night in Sioux City...

No one was hurt, but a toilet was damaged Friday night after a shooting in a Sioux City mobile home community. This happened just before 9:00 p. m. Sept. 18th at the Lake Forest Mobile Home Community, when two people were handling a gun and set it off. Th...

 2020-09-20 23:09 

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[ Sioux City ]

Jake Gardner, the man charged in deadly shooting of James Scurlock, dies by suicide...

Jake Gardner, the man charged with the deadly shooting of 22-year-old James Scurlock has died. Gardner's attorney, Stuart Dornan confirmed to Fox 42, that Gardner died by suicide. A warrant was issued for Gardner's arrest on Friday following a gra...

 2020-09-20 19:35 

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[ Sioux City ]

After growing up in the office, daughter joins optometrist father's practice in Cherokee...

For 47 years, Wendell Stoleting has been the go-to optometrist in Cherokee as the owner of Willow Street Optics. Even after so many years, he still truly enjoys his work. "Most of the time it is not a job it is actually fun, being down here, serving y...

 2020-09-20 19:27 

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[ Sioux City ]

One killed in Sunday morning accident near Vermillion...

One man died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Vermillion. The name of the person involved is not being released pending notification of family members. A 1999 Grand Jeep Cherokee was southbound on South Dakota Highway 19 when the drive...

 2020-09-20 01:24 

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[ Sioux City ]

Siouxlanders hold vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Downtown Sioux City...

Dozens of Siouxlanders, donning their masks, stood socially distant Saturday night in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington at age 87, the cour...

 2020-09-19 17:21 

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[ Sioux City ]

SEPT. 19: South Dakota reaches 200 COVID-19 related deaths...

To date, 18,444 people in total have been infected with coronavirus in South Dakota. Of those, the latest from the state Dept. of Health shows 369 infections are new since Friday. So far, 200 people have died statewide due to infection. There have been 15...

 2020-09-19 03:34 

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[ Sioux City ]

Local leaders issue statements on passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

Politicians from across Siouxland are reacting to Ginsburg's death Friday evening. Gov. Kim Reynolds"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dedicated her life to passionately serving her country through the law. From caring for her family while working her w...

 2020-09-19 03:05 

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[ Sioux City ]

Sioux City Police responding to shots fired call at Lake Forest Mobile Home Community...

Sioux City Police are on the scene of a reported shots fired call at the Lake Forest Mobile Home Community. This happened just before 9 p. m. Friday night. There is still a large police presence in the area. Police on scene tell Siouxland News that two in...

 2020-09-19 02:47 

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Siouxland Expo Center's grand opening...

It's official! The Siouxland Expo Center in the old Stockyards has opened its doors. A ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon marked the grand opening. The new $15 million facility spans 100,000 square feet and features a large arena with high ceili...

 2020-09-19 02:41 

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[ Sioux City ]

"House of Payne" actor urges Siouxland community to vote...

An actor and producer starring in a Tyler Perry sitcom TV series, was the guest of the evening during a National Black Voter Day celebration in Sioux City. Palmer Williams Jr. of House of Payne attended the event at the New Life Church of God in Christ, u...

 2020-09-18 22:23 

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[ Sioux City ]

Briar Cliff University celebrates 90 years...

A local university is celebrating its birthday. Briar Cliff University opened its doors 90 years ago, and celebrated by selling 90 cent coffee at its student-run coffee shop. The school's President reflected on some of the milestones of the past 90 ye...

 2020-09-18 22:21 

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[ Sioux City ]

Shredtastic returns to Siouxland to help safely dispose of personal documents...

A local non-profit gave Siouxland Seniors a chance to help protect their identities. The Connections Area Agency on Aging held its fall "shredtastic"; event, offering seniors a free way to securely dispose of papers with sensitive information. Whil...

 2020-09-18 22:16 

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[ Sioux City ]

"Chairs of Honor" dedicated to local POW/MIA at Siouxland Expo Center...

September 18th is National Prisoner of War, Missing in Action Recognition Day. It's a day to honor nearly 82,000 American servicemen and women still missing. Friday at the new Siouxland Expo Center, the first "Chair Of Honor" was dedicated, re...

 2020-09-18 22:15 

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[ Sioux City ]

Lawton-Bronson, MMCRU confirm positive COVID-19 cases...

A fourth Woodbury County school district is now confirming cases of the virus. Lawton-Bronson says four students and one staff member have tested positive for the virus resulting in the quarantine of an additional 63 students. The district says all but on...

 2020-09-18 22:02 

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[ Sioux City ]

'Election eve stunt': Democrats wary of gap-year waiver block amid reports of oil aid...

Democrats in Iowa say they are wary of the Trump administration's recent decision to deny several petitions from oil refineries seeking to skirt ethanol and biodiesel blending requirements just weeks before the General Election. The Evironmental Prote...

 2020-09-18 21:27 

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[ Sioux City ]

Early in-person voting begins in South Dakota...

Early in-person voting is underway in one Siouxland state. Voters in South Dakota can now cast their ballots for November's election. The Union County Courthouse in Elk Point is one place where voters can cast their early vote each weekday. You can vo...

 2020-09-18 21:15 

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[ Sioux City ]

Warrant approved for Nebraska bar owner in protestor's death...

An arrest warrant has been approved for a former Omaha bar owner who shot and killed a protester during a confrontation outside his bar in May. Jake Gardner, 38, was charged Tuesday in the death of James Scurlock, 22, during a protest outside Gardner'...

 2020-09-18 21:14 

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[ Sioux City ]

USDA plans additional $14B for farmers reeling from virus...

The federal government said Friday that it will give farmers an additional $14 billion to compensate them for the difficulties they have experienced selling their crops, milk and meat because of the coronavirus pandemic. The U. S. Department of Agricultur...

 2020-09-18 20:59 

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[ Sioux City ]

Sioux City PD warn residents about newest scam...

Sioux City Police are informing residents of the newest scam going around the area. Police say the caller claims to be seeking funds for their "local" police department. The calls seem to be coming from a 563 area code. The Sioux City Police Depar...

 2020-09-18 19:19 

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[ Sioux City ]

SCCSD releases list of buildings with positive COVID cases...

Sioux City Community School District has released this week's COVID-19 numbers. Six classes in the district moved to emergency response virtual learning. The District is also releasing the school buildings that have positive cases. For the week of Sep...

 2020-09-18 19:18 

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[ Sioux City ]

Veteran to march 50 miles from Lincoln to Omaha to raise awareness of homeless vets...

He is taking a march to show his fellow vets that while they might be down in life, they should never be left behind. Over the next day 50 miles between Lincoln and Omaha will be marched to raise awareness of the issue of veteran homelessness, and raise f...

 2020-09-18 18:24 

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[ Sioux City ]

Norfolk farmer leaves $2.4M to Northeast Community College...

A multi-million-dollar gift from the estate of a Norfolk area farmer will benefit agriculture education at Northeast Community College far into the future. Norman Ochsner, who died in May 2018, bequeathed approximately $2. 4 million to Northeast, accordin...

 2020-09-18 17:12 

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[ Sioux City ]

Iowa unemployment rate declines to 6% in August...

Iowa's unemployment rate was 6% for the month of August, a slight decline from July but still double the rate from the same time last year, according to new numbers released by Iowa Workforce Development Friday. The state's unemployment numbers fa...

 2020-09-18 15:35 

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[ Sioux City ]

Sergeant Bluff man charged with sexual abuse...

A Sergeant Bluff man has been charged with sexual abuse, lascivious acts, entice away a child, and soliciting prostitution. Sioux City Police say that 28-year-old Andrew Sander, of Sergeant Bluff, had sexual conversations with a 12-year-old victim on soci...

 2020-09-18 12:16 

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[ Sioux City ]

Summer's last stand in Siouxland...

There's been more smoke in the skies than clouds lately. Fortunately, that smoke is hovering around 10,000 feet above us, with no health impacts expected. The combination of a very dry atmosphere and high pressure blanketing much of the central US has...

 2020-09-17 23:39 

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[ Sioux City ]

One injured in motorcycle crash on Gordon Viaduct...

A motorcycle rider has been seriously injured following a crash on the Gordon Drive viaduct Thursday evening. That crash happened shortly after 5:30 p. m. , closing the viaduct to traffic. Caption: One injured in motorcycle crash on Gordon Viaduct. Sioux ...

 2020-09-17 22:28 

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[ Sioux City ]

Local doctors encouraging early flu shots for Siouxlanders...

They are encouraged every year around this time, the flu shot, but now doctors say they could be more important than ever. Doctors at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center are encouraging Siouxlanders to get their flu shot this year to help prevent a double i...

 2020-09-17 22:27 

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[ Sioux City ]

Area truckers receive free lunch, gifts as part of trucker appreciation...

A local group is helping celebrate truckers for national truck drivers appreciation week. The Nebraska Trucking Association teamed up with the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and the South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce to reward truckers in that community. ...

 2020-09-17 22:25 

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[ Sioux City ]

City opens new bike lanes in Morningside; part of Leech Ave. reconstruction project...

A project re-building a major road in Morningside is complete and it's made it safer for bicyclists. The city cut the ribbon on new bike lanes built along Leech Avenue between South Fairmount Street and South Rustin Street. Those lanes come as part of...

 2020-09-17 22:24 

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[ Sioux City ]

LEC Authority issues $25 million bond; changes initial design plans for new jail...

Woodbury County is moving forward with its new jail project. Now that both City and County have signed off on the site for the new jail, the authority set up to build it has approved issuing a $25 million bond to start construction. The jail authority wil...

 2020-09-17 22:23 

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[ Sioux City ]

Woodbury Co. absentee ballots to be mailed out to residents in early October...

Woodbury County residents who requested an absentee ballot will soon be getting them in the mail. Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill says absentee ballots will be mailed out on October 5th, which is the same day in-person early voting can begin. Gill says h...

 2020-09-17 22:22 

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[ Sioux City ]

Gill responds to Iowa Supreme Court's decision to reject ballot request form appeal...

The Iowa Supreme Court will not hear an appeal of orders invalidating thousands of absentee ballot request forms in three Iowa counties. Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill appealed the order personally after the judge ruled partially pre-filled out forms ma...

 2020-09-17 22:22 

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[ Sioux City ]

Cherokee cancels varsity football game Friday due to COVID-19...

The Cherokee football coaches and administration decided that they are unable to play the varsity football game on Friday night at Okoboji. The school says several players are out due to COVID-19 related reasons and do not have enough Varsity ready player...

 2020-09-17 22:16 

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[ Sioux City ]

Iowa Public Health says state can't help nursing homes meet federal testing requirements...

The Iowa Department of Public Health and State Hygienic lab do not have the resources to help nursing homes routinely test staff in accordance with federal guidelines, a new letter released Thursday says....

 2020-09-17 22:10 

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[ Sioux City ]

New Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor opening at Southern Hills Mall...

It used to be a place "where a kid can be a kid" but now Sioux City's old Chuck E. Cheese is being transformed into a fun zone for people of all ages. The space in the Southern Hills Mall will soon host "Maude's Pizza and Ice Cream Par...

 2020-09-17 20:01 

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[ Sioux City ]

SLPD unveil new community outreach vehicle...

The Storm Lake Police Department has announced the completion of their new community outreach vehicle. In June, the Storm Lake Police Department was awarded a community grant from Tyson Foods. The grant allowed the department to repurpose a utility milita...

 2020-09-17 19:08 

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[ Sioux City ]

Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland postponed this year...

The Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland in Le Mars this year is postponed due to COVID-19. In a Facebook post, they say that It is with our deepest regrets that we are going to postpone the 2020 Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland until 2021. With the C...

 2020-09-17 18:41 

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[ Sioux City ]

Outgoing US ambassador to China to help Republican campaigns...

Outgoing U. S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad said he will help Republicans campaigning in his native Iowa after returning home next month. Branstad also told Hong Kong's Phoenix TV that he considered the "phase one" trade deal between Chi...

 2020-09-17 18:14 

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[ Sioux City ]

COVID-19 outbreak reported at South Dakota women's prison...

(AP) — More than 100 inmates have tested positive at a minimum-security women's prison in Pierre, according to the Department of Corrections. Mass testing of inmates resulted in the Department of Corrections finding 102 active cases, according t...

 2020-09-17 15:30 

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[ Sioux City ]

Iowa Supreme Court lets rulings on absentee requests stand...

The Iowa Supreme Court is refusing to review lower court decisions that invalidated tens of thousands of voters' absentee ballot requests at the urging of President Trump's reelection campaign. The court issued orders Wednesday denying requests to...

 2020-09-17 13:40 

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[ Sioux City ]

Iowa workforce sees another decrease in new and continuing unemployment claims...

For the third straight week, the Iowa Workforce Development has reported a decrease in both new and continuing unemployment claims. Between the week of September 6 and September 12, there was 4,962 new unemployment claims for Iowa workers. This is a decre...

 2020-09-17 12:09 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

String of nice weather to continue...

It looks like mother nature has turned on autopilot, with weather conditions about as quiet as they can be for late summer heading into early fall here in Siouxland. Outside of the remnants of Sally dumping torrential rain across parts of the southeastern...

 2020-09-17 03:48 

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[ Sioux City ]

Wayne State College reserves block of rooms for students exposed to COVID-19...

Wayne State College has taken a different approach when it comes to quarantine for their students. They've teamed up with the local Super 8 motel in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus and flatten the curve. "They're in the business...

 2020-09-17 03:41 

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[ Sioux City ]

UnityPoint Health hacked again...

The Des Moines Register is reporting that a data breach at a third party fundraising software firm may have led to the personal information of 27,000 UnityPoint Health patients and donors being compromised including donors to the St. Luke's Foundation...

 2020-09-17 02:42 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Local mental health organizations encouraging suicide prevention efforts...

September is Suicide Prevention Month and as part of that, mental health is more important than ever especially during the pandemic. Monday night on Siouxland News, we'll look at the resources available to anyone suffering from depression and suicidal...

 2020-09-17 02:41 

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[ Sioux City ]

Homeless in Siouxland struggle to get COVID-19 testing...

Drive through COVID-19 testing centers and physician-administered tests have become the norm amid this pandemic, but for the homeless community, testing is hard to come by. It's a community that's often overlooked but Siouxland's homeless have...

 2020-09-17 00:21 

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[ Sioux City ]

READ: White House task force urges Iowa mask mandate to help nursing home outbreaks...

Iowa should issue a mask mandate to help stem outbreaks in the state's long term care facilities, the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommended this week. The report, dated Sunday but released by the Iowa Department of Public Health Wednesday, sa...

 2020-09-16 23:58 

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[ Sioux City ]

Adapting with the Pandemic: Sioux City & South Sioux City Police Chiefs talk COVID-19...

They are an essential part of our community, keeping us safe each and every day, but how has COVID-19 impacted local law enforcement? Both the Sioux City and South Sioux City Police Departments have had officers and staff contract the virus. They've e...

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