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 2020-09-24 14:25 

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New unemployment claims in Iowa continue to decrease...

New unemployment claims in Iowa continue to drop. According to Iowa Workforce Development, more than 63,000 claims are still open for the week of September 13-19. But that total is more than 2,000 less than the week before. Workers in these industries are...

 2020-09-23 22:29 

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Sioux City Fire Rescue receives Mission Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award...

Sioux City Fire Rescue is being recognized for its efforts to save the lives of people fighting heart attacks. The department has received the American Heart Association's "Mission Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award" for its work to treat those pati...

 2020-09-23 22:19 

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Family of local Iraq War veteran receives special gift from Veterans Affairs...

He lost both arms in the Iraq War. And recently he lost his life. Now, a former member of Sioux Citian Bart Tucker's old Army platoon has come to the local VA offices to present Tucker's children and their mother with a special memorial. Tucker...

 2020-09-23 16:20 

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HUD secretary during Iowa visit says he wants Congress to act on housing relief...

U. S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson says he hopes Congress will act soon another a pandemic relief package that includes aid to home owners and renters. The Trump administration extended a ban on most evictions through the end of the ...

 2020-09-23 02:41 

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[ Sioux City ]

CDC Foundation funding new contact tracers for health department...

The latest increase in local COVID-19 cases is getting the county some additional help. The CDC Foundation is going to fund three new employees focused solely on contact tracing at the Siouxland District Health Department. That agency's director says ...

 2020-09-21 22:21 

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Iowa senators plan to move forward with SCOTUS nominee...

President Trump expects to nominate someone for the Supreme Court vacancy later this week after the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The decision has senators locked in an unprecedented battle over when confirmation should happen. Democrats argue t...

 2020-09-21 11:17 

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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 01:24 

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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 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...

 2020-09-18 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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'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 21:15 

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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 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...

 2020-09-17 22:28 

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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 15:30 

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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 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 

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[ 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...

 2020-09-16 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...

 2020-09-16 23:05 

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[ Sioux City ]

Sioux City man arrested after showing up with gun shot wound to local hospital...

A man who was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound ended up behind bars on a drug charge. Sioux City Police say shortly before noon, a man was transported by a friend to Unity Point Health St. Luke's with a gunshot wound to the hand. The man was...

 2020-09-16 22:53 

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[ Sioux City ]

Republicans and Democrats in the state agree: Iowa is a 'purple' state...

President Trump won Iowa handily in 2016 during an election that devastated Democrats down the ballot, too: the Iowa Senate flipped, creating a Republican trifecta between both chambers of legislature and governor's office, and the GOP nearly swept th...

 2020-09-16 22:20 

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[ Sioux City ]

Sioux City PD investigate drive-by shooting...

Sioux City Police are investigating a drive-by shooting on the 700 block of 16th street that happened just after 4:30 p. m. Wednesday. Witnesses told police that a male exited from the passenger side and fired rounds and then the car fled. Police say two ...

 2020-09-16 03:24 

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[ Sioux City ]

Omaha bar owner indicted for manslaughter...

An Omaha bar owner will be prosecuted for fatally shooting a man during anti-racism protests in the Old Market back in May. A grand jury has indicted Jake Gardner on charges of manslaughter, use of a firearm, attempted first-degree assault, and terroristi...

 2020-09-14 22:14 

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[ Sioux City ]

Statewide Voter Registration Tour Kicks Off in Sioux City...

Members of a Des Moins group called No Justice No Peacemade their way from Des Moines to Sioux City Monday to register voters outside the New Life in Christ Church. They are embarking on a tour to get as many people registered to vote ahead of the Novembe...

 2020-09-14 21:30 

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[ Sioux City ]

Grain elevator damaged in Royal elevator explosion operational by fall harvest...

The owner of a grain elevator damaged by an explosion last month says the facility will be able to receive grain from this fall's harvest. The "Ag Partners" elevator in Royal was damaged on August 25th. Now that company says it will be able to...

 2020-09-14 13:55 

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Judge: Absentee ballot applications pre-filled with voter info invalid in Johnson County...

Thousands of absentee ballot request forms that were pre-filled with Johnson County voters' personal information by the auditors office are invalid, a judge has ruled, delivering a third legal victory to President Trump's campaign and Republicans....

 2020-09-12 02:10 

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[ Sioux City ]

Local first responders hold annual September 11th remembrance ceremony...

Local first responders help their annual ceremony remembering the hundreds of people who lost their lives in the September 11th terror attacks. This year, the ceremony was moved inside to the Dakota City Fire Department from the Siouxland Freedom Park due...

 2020-09-10 13:48 

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[ Sioux City ]

New and continuing unemployment claims in Iowa down for second straight week...

For the second straight week, the Iowa Workforce Development has reported a decrease in both initial and continuing unemployment claims. Between the week of August 30 and September 5, there was 5,689 new unemployment claims for Iowa workers. This is a dec...

 2020-09-10 02:20 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Teaching staff member at Bishop Heelan getting ready to deploy once again...

A teacher at Bishop Heelan High School is getting ready to once again serve our country overseas. Tony Fravel will deploy Sunday with the Iowa National Guard, 10 years after he finished a tour of duty in Afghanistan. His last day of classes is September 9...

 2020-09-09 22:17 

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[ Sioux City ]

Team Trump on Tour stops in Sioux City to start Iowa campaign tour...

As the nation inches closer to the presidential election, the Trump Campaign on tour stopped in Sioux City Wednesday. Four members of the re-election campaign, including Iowa native and former acting Attorney General Matt Whittaker, spoke to voters at the...

 2020-09-09 18:45 

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[ Sioux City ]

Gov. Noem hits campaign trail as Trump surrogate...

(AP) South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is on a multi-state campaign tour as an official surrogate for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, her office said Tuesday. The Republican governor has gained a national following among conservatives for he...

 2020-09-09 15:13 

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[ Sioux City ]

Wednesday: Hearing on lawsuit challenging pre-filled absentee applications in Johnson Co....

There is a hearing set for Wednesday afternoon on a lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign and Republican groups challenging mailings of pre-filled absentee ballot request forms to voters in Johnson County. The petition seeks to void thousands of absentee ba...

 2020-09-08 23:08 

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[ Sioux City ]

Temporary halt in evictions for those affected by the pandemic...

If for any reason you have lost financial security as a result of COVID-19, you are now safe from being evicted. An eviction moratorium established by the CDC has been put into place to prohibit evictions for nonpayment of rent for all renters affected by...

 2020-09-08 18:36 

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[ Sioux City ]

Murder charge filed in shooting death of LPD investigator...

Prosecutors are expected to file a murder charge against a teenager accused of shooting Lincoln Police Investigator Mario Herrera. Condolences are pouring in for fallen Lincoln investigator Mario Herrera. (KPTM) LPD Assistant Police Chief Brian Jackson sa...

 2020-09-08 16:43 

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[ Sioux City ]

UPDATE: South Sioux City PD search for stabbing suspect...

Police in South Sioux City continue to investigate a Sunday stabbing on East 19th. South Sioux City Police say that on Sept. 6th, just before 4:30 p. m. , they were called to 301 East 19th Street to investigate a stabbing. Police say the victim, Casey War...

 2020-09-06 20:46 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

No West Nile virus cases in Nebraska so far this year...

There have been no cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus so far this year in Nebraska. Jeff Hamik, an insect-transmitted illness expert at Nebraska's health department said that it's unusual to have no cases by this time in the year. Hamik s...

 2020-09-03 16:17 

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[ Sioux City ]

Unemployed Iowans can apply for extra $300 in benefits starting this week...

Iowans who are unemployed can begin applying for an extra $300 in weekly benefits authorized by President Trump, Iowa Workforce Development announced Thursday. Iowa was one the first states approved for the Lost Wages Assistance program, which was created...

 2020-09-03 14:48 

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[ Sioux City ]

Le Mars vs East game canceled due to high number of players in required quarantine...

The Le Mars Bulldog varsity football games versus Sioux City East on Friday, Sept 4th is canceled. The school says that the football team is, unfortunately, experiencing high numbers of required quarantine due to potential virus exposure....

 2020-09-02 17:31 

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[ Sioux City ]

Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill to hold press conference...

Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill is holding a news conference Wednesday at the Woodbury County Courthouse. The Trump campaign and Republican groups sued the county and auditor Pat Gill individually over the decision to pre-fill voter information on thousa...

 2020-09-02 03:50 

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[ Sioux City ]

Woodbury county board voted to not appeal absentee ballot decision...

The woodbury county board of supervisors voted 4 to 1 to not appeal the decision to invalidate thousands of absentee ballot request forms. Now the question is who will pay the legal fees involved in the case? And how much they'll cost. The trump campa...

 2020-08-31 18:38 

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[ Sioux City ]

Former State Senator calls for Auditor Gill's resignation after lawsuit ruling...

Former State Senator Rick Bertrand is calling for the immediate resignation of Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill. Gill was the subject of a recent lawsuit from the Trump Campaign and other Republican officials over the absentee ballot request forms he sent...

 2020-08-31 02:30 

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[ Sioux City ]

Suspect steals cruiser, crashes in Cheyenne County, Nebraska...

The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a situation that occurred Sunday afternoon near Sidney, during which a suspect stole a Nebraska State Patrol cruiser, in an attempt to avoid arrest, and crashed a short time later. Early Sunday aft...

 2020-08-28 22:19 

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[ Sioux City ]

Court holds hearing over absentee ballot battle between Woodbury County, Trump Campaign...

The legal battle over absentee ballots between the Trump re-election campaign and the Woodbury County Auditor went before a judge Friday. That hearing, which was held "online", was aimed at invalidating 57,000 absentee ballot request forms sent ou...

 2020-08-28 17:16 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

4,000 acres burned in western Nebraska wildfire...

Multiple fire crews are working to contain a wildfire burning in Western Nebraska. The Hubbard Gap Fire has currently burned about 4,000 acres in the Wildcat Hills south of McGrew, Nebraska in Banner County near the Wyoming border. The fire has threatened...

 2020-08-27 21:51 

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[ Sioux City ]

Judge: Thousands of pre-filled absentee ballot requests to Linn County voters invalid...

Tens of thousands of absentee ballot request forms with pre-filled information sent to Linn County voters are invalid and cannot be used to secure a ballot ahead of November's election, a judge ruled Thursday, siding with President Trump's campaig...

 2020-08-27 14:09 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Iowa sees increase of initial and continuing unemployment claims...

The Iowa Workforce Development reports an increase of both initial and continuing unemployment claims. Between the week of August 16 and August 22, there was 6,954 new unemployment claims for Iowa workers. This is an increase from 5,997 claims the week pr...

 2020-08-27 04:48 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Meteorologist Chad Sandwell explains Hurricane Laura just before landfall...

As of 7:30 PM Wednesday Hurricane Laura was less than 100 miles from landfall on the Louisiana Texas border. Former Siouxland news meteorologist and current meteorologist in Beaumont, Texas, Chad Sandwell spoke to us to explain just what is going on tonig...

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