Gillibrand, in Iowa, highlights family, children issues
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced herself to Iowa Democrats as a common-sense fighter for family, and especially children’s, issues, in her first visit to the early-voting state as a 2020 Democratic presidential prospect.
Unlike some of her potential rivals, the ...
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Gillibrand, in Iowa, bills herself as a fighter for families
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced herself to Iowa Democrats on Friday as a common-sense fighter for family, and especially children’s, issues, in her first visit to the early-voting state as a 2020 Democratic presidential prospect.
Unlike some of her potential ...
Lawsuit: Mayor, others told inspector to ignore violations
SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (AP) — A former building inspector says in his lawsuit that he was fired for reporting code violations that the mayor and other officials in Sergeant Bluff told him to ignore.
David Christensen says in his lawsuit that Mayor Jon Winkel and others conspired to fire him ...
Ex-state worker loses lawsuit over religious accommodation
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former state of Iowa worker who’d used the words “In Christ” in his work emails has lost his lawsuit against the state.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city’s ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential contender.
“Why did you undergo the DNA testing and give Donald Trump more fodder to be a ...
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City officials are considering a $16.4 million riverfront redevelopment plan, though the mayor has voiced concern that there will not be enough parking spaces.
Architecture company SmithGroup JJR presented council members with the updated plan Monday,
Man accused of robbing Le Mars bank pleads not guilty
LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man accused of robbing a Le Mars bank has pleaded not guilty.
Plymouth County District Court records say Phillip White entered written pleas Friday to charges of robbery and theft and conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit theft. His trial ...
Sioux City deacon runs gospel radio station from his home
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Many people maintain a workshop or a man cave in the lower level of their homes.
James Rainey, however, keeps state-of-the-art recording equipment in the basement of his northside Sioux City home.
That’s where Rainey, a Woodhouse Auto Dealership car salesman, ...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is moving aggressively toward an expected presidential bid, filling out key staff positions, traveling to key states and nearing a choice on the location for a campaign headquarters, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions.
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A court document says a former supervisor intends to plead guilty to federal charges that he conspired with others to manipulate water sample test results at the Sioux City wastewater treatment plant.
Patrick Schwarte’s attorney filed a notice Monday in U.S. ...
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Woman pleads not guilty to helping man rob Le Mars bank
LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City woman accused of helping a man rob a bank in Le Mars has pleaded not guilty.
Plymouth County District Court records say 35-year-old Karen Merrick entered written pleas last week to charges of robbery, theft, conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to ...
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two men were injured in an explosion at a Sioux City landfill.
Assistant Fire Chief Dan Cougill told the Sioux City ...
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Suspect pleads guilty to northwest Iowa bank robbery
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of robbing a northwest Iowa bank has pleaded guilty.
Court records say 43-year-old Brendon Reed, of Sioux City, entered the plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. The charge: bank robbery. His sentencing hasn’t been ...
CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The famous “jog” through the heart of Correctionville suffered a bit of a stumble in recent days.
Make that stumbles. Plural.
On Nov. 23, and again on Nov. 28, vehicles slid or rolled straight south on Driftwood, failing to negotiate the “correction” on ...
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has changed the way it’s notifying potential jurors.
The Sioux City Journal reports that the state ...
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Overnight rain has turned to snow and sleet for most of Nebraska, as well as much of northwestern and central Iowa.
The National Weather Service issued winter storm warning Saturday for northern and central Nebraska, as well as a winter weather advisory for much of ...
Wintry storm likely to make Nebraska, Iowa travel dangerous
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meteorologists say heavy snowfall atop icy roadways and blowing snow could make travel exceptionally hazardous over the weekend in northern Nebraska and much of northern Iowa.
The National Weather Service said Friday in winter storm warnings that up to 16 inches (41 ...
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The products that will be available to certified patients Saturday when medical marijuana dispensaries open for the first time in Iowa will shake up traditional ideas about the herb and how it is consumed, a state health official said.
Dispensaries are set to open in ...
Diocese says Iowa priest who threatened rape has recovered
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese on Wednesday defended its decision to continue employing a priest who told police he was trying to rape a woman when he was arrested naked in an Iowa mall in 2013.
The Diocese of Sioux City issued a statement for the first time acknowledging ...
Iowa council gives final approval to ‘toy’ firearms ban
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A city council in northwest Iowa has banned people from carrying some types of “toy” firearms.
The Sioux City Council voted Monday for a third time to adopt an ordinance that bans pellet and BB guns. The ordinance doesn’t ban Nerf or squirt guns, or guns that shoot ...
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Man dies after head-on collision in northeast Nebraska
PLAINVIEW, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man died in a head-on collision southeast of Plainview in northeast Nebraska.
Pierce County Sheriff Rick Eberhardt says Tim Wacker was driving southeast Friday morning on Nebraska Highway 13 when his vehicle collided with an oncoming vehicle being ...
Iowa man, dog rescued from frigid lake water in Nebraska
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an Iowa man rescued his dog before other people came to his rescue after he and the dog broke through lake ice in northeast Nebraska.
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office says the dog, Jake, broke through the ice on a private lake northwest of ...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. Naval station in Florida has received its newest battle ship in time for Thanksgiving.
The Florida Times-Union reports that the USS Sioux City ...
Diocese removed Iowa priest after girl reported touching
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A longtime Roman Catholic priest in Iowa has been removed from the ministry indefinitely after a girl complained a year ago that he improperly touched her, a diocese has confirmed.
The fourth-grader alleged that the Rev. Brian Danner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in ...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it has commissioned the USS Sioux City into service.
The Navy said in a news release that the combat ship was placed into active service on Saturday at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
It’s the nation’s sixth littoral ...
Iowa Supreme Court justice battling cancer to resign
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht, who has been receiving treatment for skin cancer, will resign from the high court.
The court made the announcement in a news release Friday. Hecht’s resignation is effective Dec. 13.
Hecht, of Sloan, resumed hearing ...
New charge in Sioux City slaying: 2nd-degree murder
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man has been formally charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of his roommate in Sioux City.
Thirty-eight-year-old Abdiqadar Sharif is accused of stabbing 40-year-old Guled Nur on Oct. 28. The new charge was contained in a court document prosecutors filed ...
HARTINGTON, Neb. (AP) — An order to boil tap water has been issued for the northeastern Nebraska city of Hartington.
Sioux City, Iowa, television station KCAU ...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese issued an apology Tuesday for covering up an Iowa priest’s sexual abuse of boys for decades and promised to identify all priests who have faced credible allegations.
The actions by the Diocese of Sioux City come in response to
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials in a northwest Iowa city are considering banning people from carrying some types of “toy” firearms, which police say are becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish from actual guns.
The Sioux City Council tentatively approved an ordinance on Monday ...
Abuse cover-up over, priest leaves home next to Iowa school
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A retired priest who lived for months next to a Roman Catholic school in Iowa moved out Thursday, hours after his history of sexually abusing boys became public knowledge following a 32-year cover-up.
The Rev. Jerome Coyle left the Marian Home in Fort Dodge, Iowa, ...
The Latest: Accused priest moves out of home by Iowa school
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on abuse and cover-up by Roman Catholic clergy in Iowa (all times local):
A priest has moved out of an Iowa retirement home close to a Roman Catholic school, one day after his history of sexually abusing boys became public.
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese acknowledged Wednesday that it concealed for decades a priest’s admission that he sexually abused dozens of Iowa boys — a silence that may have put other children in danger.
The Rev. Jerome Coyle, now 85, was stripped of his parish ...
The Latest: Diocese kept quiet about priest’s 1986 admission
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on a priest who admitted to having sexually abused dozens of Iowa boys in 1986 (all times local):
A Roman Catholic diocese in Iowa is acknowledging that it kept quiet for 32 years about a priest’s admission to having sexually abused ...
MACY, Neb. (AP) — A northeast Nebraska couple accused of locking their 10-year-old foster son in a basement room have pleaded not guilty.
Authorities release name of Sioux City stabbing victim
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was stabbed to death in Sioux City.
Police say 40-year-old Guled Nur was fatally injured early Sunday morning during an altercation with his roommate, ...
Man sentenced in Omaha Tribal Council bonuses case
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Omaha Tribal official who admitted using federal funds to give himself a bonus has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution.
December trial set for man accused of northwest Iowa heist
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A trial is scheduled to start Dec. 3 for a man accused of robbing a bank in the northwest Iowa community of Moville.
Court records show that 43-year-old Brendon Reed pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to bank robbery. Authorities say he ...
Sioux City man facing charges after another man dies
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man is facing charges after another man died during a weekend altercation.
The Sioux City Journal reports ...
Man gets 5 years in Iowa prison for ramming police vehicles
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man accused of ramming police cars on a chase that began in Nebraska has been sentenced to five more years in an Iowa prison.
Woodbury County court records say 43-year-old Larry Johnson II pleaded guilty to felony eluding after prosecutors dropped an ...