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Sunday lake walk set to aid North Sioux City Library

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Sunday lake walk set to aid North Sioux City Library

- SIOUX CITY | A recreational event will be held Sunday to help raise money for the North Sioux City Library. The nonprofit Friends of the North Sioux City Library group announced plans for the first Lake Loop Run/Walk/Ride. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, 272 Westshore Drive, in the McCook Lake area of North Sioux City
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6 cats, 2 ferrets killed in Sioux City house fire

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6 cats, 2 ferrets killed in Sioux City house fire

- SIOUX CITY | Six cats and two ferrets perished in a house fire on Sioux City's west side Thursday afternoon. Assistant Fire Chief Dan Cougill said crews received an alarm at 3:38 p.m. for a structure fire at 1917 W. First St. Upon arrival, smoke was coming from the front of the house and firefighters located a fire in a joined living room and kitchen area
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Sioux City School Board candidate forum set for September

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Sioux City School Board candidate forum set for September

- SIOUX CITY | The League of Women Voters of Sioux City will hold a debate/forum for people to hear views of the five candidates running for three Sioux City School Board positions in September. The election will be held on Sept. 12, and the forum will be held a week earlier, at 7 p.m. Sept. 5, at City Hall, 405 Sixth St
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Sioux City crew hits gas line Thursday morning

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Sioux City crew hits gas line Thursday morning

- SIOUX CITY | Streets surrounding the neighborhood of West First and Leonard streets are blocked, as workers respond to an incident where city crews struck an underground natural gas line Thursday morning. Several workers from police and fire units are on the scene, as city crews work on the break, which occurred just after 8:15 a.m. The leak started when a two-inch plastic natural gas line was struck in the 2400 block of West First Street
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Soup Kitchen manager to retire after 25 years

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Soup Kitchen manager to retire after 25 years

- SIOUX CITY | On a recent Wednesday afternoon at the Siouxland Soup Kitchen, manager Evelyn Marsh took a moment to talk about her career. During the conversation, a woman entered the dining hall and offered up some desserts. The conversation paused. "Hey, I just came from our golf luncheon, and I have a big box of lemon bars that are leftover," the woman said
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Don't put an eye out: Here's what you'll need to watch the Aug. 21 eclipse safely

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Don't put an eye out: Here's what you'll need to watch the Aug. 21 eclipse safely

- As millions of Americans prepare to view the upcoming solar eclipse, vendors are stocking up on — and in some cases running out of — specialized viewers needed to avoid potentially serious and permanent eye damage. On Aug. 21, the first total eclipse of the sun in the U.S. since 1979 will sweep across the country from Oregon to South Carolina, with the rest of the country witnessing a partial eclipse
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Guarantee Roofing wins two awards

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Guarantee Roofing wins two awards

- SIOUX CITY — Customer service is important to the staff at Guarantee Roofing, Siding and Insulation of Sioux City and now they have the hardware to back up those claims. On Wednesday, Guarantee Roofing was given two awards by GAF, one of the North America’s largest roofing supply manufacturers, including the 2016 Master Elite Excellence Award for Consumer Protection Excellence. This award is presented to GAF contractors who provide an enhanced warranty to protect homeowners that go over and above what is expected, according to standards set by the Parsippany, New Jersey-based company
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What to know about hiking in Woodbury County

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What to know about hiking in Woodbury County

- Feeling adventurous? You’re in luck. Woodbury County is filled with miles and miles of woods and prairies waiting to be explored. But before your lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails, it's best to know what's waiting for you in the great outdoors of northwest Iowa. Know your options Located in Sioux City's backyard, Stone State Park is 1,595 acres of rolling hills and fresh air
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Siouxland Paramedics discusses services with city

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Siouxland Paramedics discusses services with city

- SIOUX CITY | Siouxland Paramedics Inc. has initiated discussions with the City of Sioux City to transition its medical ambulance services to a "more sustainable model" by next year, according to a news release issued Wednesday morning. The discussions involve a request for more involvement by the city to ensure "stable quality, efficient emergency ambulance services" continue, the release said. The release cited the "increasingly difficult healthcare financing environment" in the region and across the country as the reason for the dialogue
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Case involving former Sioux City councilman’s former business referred to AG

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Case involving former Sioux City councilman’s former business referred to AG

- DES MOINES | Charges that a former Sioux City business illegally stockpiled electronics have been referred to the Iowa attorney general’s office, giving the state broader authority to investigate the business and its owner, a former Sioux City councilman. The state’s Environmental Protection Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to refer to the attorney general’s office the case involving Recycletronics --- Disabled Vets at Work as well as owner Aaron Rochester
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Mueller named next Sioux City police chief

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Mueller named next Sioux City police chief

- SIOUX CITY | Capt. Rex Mueller has been recommended as the next chief of the Sioux City Police Department. City manager Bob Padmore announced his recommendation of Mueller's appointment Tuesday morning. "I will get up every morning happy to go to work for the officers and citizens of Sioux City," said Mueller, who will succeed Chief Doug Young, who is retiring
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Sioux City man pleads not guilty to murder in fatal stabbing

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Sioux City man pleads not guilty to murder in fatal stabbing

- SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man has pleaded not guilty to fatally stabbing another man. Daniel Levering, 29, entered his plea Monday in Woodbury County District Court to one count of first-degree murder for the July 23 stabbing death of Vincent Walker. Levering's trial was set for Oct. 17. According to court documents, Walker, 36, of Winnebago, Nebraska, was washing his car in front of 506 22nd St
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New leader for Woodbury County parks hired

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New leader for Woodbury County parks hired

- SIOUX CITY | A man who has led two county park systems in northern Iowa will shift to become the director of Woodbury County parks at the end of the year. The Woodbury County Conservation Board has hired Daniel Heissel, of Clay County, to become the new director It is the first director vacancy in four decades. Rick Schneider has been director of the Woodbury County Conservation Board since March 1975, and Schneider is retiring at the end of 2017
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Sioux City woman arrested for stabbing man Monday

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Sioux City woman arrested for stabbing man Monday

- SIOUX CITY | The Sioux City Police Department on Monday arrested a woman on a felony charge related to stabbing a man in the 1300 block of Pierce Street. Police in a release cited the arrest of Brittany Lapora, 24, of Sioux City, on the charge of willful injury. Police said the stabbing occurred just after 3 p.m. The release said William Bauerly, 75, of Sioux City, was sitting in a vehicle, and passenger Lapora stabbed him in the side
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Sioux City man pleads not guilty to murder

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Sioux City man pleads not guilty to murder

- SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man has pleaded not guilty to fatally stabbing another man. Daniel Levering, 29, entered his plea Monday in Woodbury County District Court to one count of first-degree murder for the July 23 stabbing death of Vincent Walker. Levering's trial was set for Oct. 17. According to court documents, Walker, 36, of Winnebago, Nebraska, was washing his car in front of 506 22nd St
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Two local vigils held in response to Charlottesville

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Two local vigils held in response to Charlottesville

- SIOUX CITY — The dimly lit sanctuary of First Unitarian Church of Sioux City provided the perfect place for Siouxlanders to vent and help each other heal after the weekend’s deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. A group of white supremacists were in the Virginia college town to protest the planned removal of a statue dedicated to Confederate General Robert E. Lee when they began violently clashing with counter-protesters
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Your commute: 18th Street to undergo sewer work

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Your commute: 18th Street to undergo sewer work

- The project will remove and replace existing concrete and add a new storm sewer and sub-drain on 46th Street, between Hamilton Boulevard and Deerhaven Drive, and extend an existing storm sewer on Deerhaven. The work is expected to be completed in late October. (2) Country Club Boulevard The project includes full reconstruction of Country Club Boulevard from 38th Street to West Kings Highway, according to a city press release
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  • Sunday lake walk set to aid North Sioux City Library
    Sunday lake walk set to aid North Sioux City Library

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    SIOUX CITY | A recreational event will be held Sunday to help raise money for the North Sioux City Library. The nonprofit Friends of the North Sioux City Library group announced plans for the first Lake Loop Run/Walk/Ride. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, 272 Westshore Drive, in the McCook Lake area of North Sioux City
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Politics & Government

  • Steve King: Trump's focus on 'fake news' contributed to BPI-ABC settlement
    Steve King: Trump's focus on 'fake news' contributed to BPI-ABC settlement

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. | Citing President Trump's efforts to hold national news media accountable for unfair coverage, Rep. Steve King said Thursday the Republican president deserves some credit for Beef Products Inc.'s out-of-court settlement with ABC. "I think that President Trump helped this case, by calling out fake news for what it is," King said. BPI sued ABC and other defendants in September 2012, claiming the network in a series of reports in March and April 2012 defamed BPI's signature beef product, which critics dubbed "pink slime," causing consumers to mistakenly believe it was unsafe
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Sports

  • Photos: Heelan at East High baseball
    Photos: Heelan at East High baseball

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    East High's Alec Patino slides safely into second as Heelan's Colin Kasperbauer tries for the tag during baseball action at East High School in Sioux City, Iowa, Thursday, July 6, 2017. (Jim Lee, Sioux City Journal)
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Health

  • Winnebago Hospital patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis
    Winnebago Hospital patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis

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    WINNEBAGO, Neb. | Officials with the Indian Health Services believe patients who have recently received care at the podiatry clinic in the Winnebago IHS Hospital may have been exposed to serious infections. A Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska press release said between April 17 and June 2 a podiatry instrument may not have been properly sterilized between patients and may have caused a possible risk of exposure to HIV and hepatitis
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Family & Parenting

  • Mission to save three Tanzanian children makes pit stop in Charl - | WBTV Charlotte
    Mission to save three Tanzanian children makes pit stop in Charl - | WBTV Charlotte

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    Three young Tanzanian teenagers are in critical but stable condition after stopping in Charlotte en route to Sioux City, Iowa for emergency medical treatment. Boone, NC-based disaster aid organization Samaritan's Purse is leading the mission that began in Tanzania. The three children were the only survivors in a tragic bus crash in Tanzania that claimed the lives of 32 other children
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Society & Culture

  • Fire destroys Le Mars construction company's building
    Fire destroys Le Mars construction company's building

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    LE MARS, Iowa | A fire late Monday destroyed a building and equipment belonging to a Le Mars construction company. Firefighters responded to a call at 6:22 p.m. at 17379 Marble Ave. just east of Le Mars that a building belonging to Timmins Construction was on fire. Le Mars fire chief David Schipper said the approximately 80-foot-by-40-foot building and an attached double garage were engulfed when firefighters arrived. Tankers from
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Public forum on Islam packs public museum in wake of Trump's travel ban
    Public forum on Islam packs public museum in wake of Trump's travel ban

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    SIOUX CITY | A public forum dubbed "A Conversation With Our Muslim Neighbors" packed the Sioux City Public Museum in the wake of President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. The event is part of the Sioux City Human Rights Commission's on-going series, "Who Are The People In Our Neighborhood," that features panelists and tries to bolster public civil discussion to gain a better understanding of
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Joss Stone, Revivalists, Trombone Shorty set for Saturday in the Park
    Joss Stone, Revivalists, Trombone Shorty set for Saturday in the Park

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    SIOUX CITY -- Soul sensation Joss Stone will headline this summer’s Saturday in the Park, which also will feature two New Orleans-inspired acts -- funk player Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and rock hybrid masters The Revivalists. At a news conference Wednesday morning, SITP organizers will formally announce the lineup for the 27th annual free music festival in Sioux City’s Grandview Park on July 1
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Education

  • North High School students receive theater awards
    North High School students receive theater awards

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    SIOUX CITY | On Monday, a group of Sioux City high school students is heading to Des Moines to show off their theatrical skills. North High School's spring musical production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" won 10 awards from the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards when it was performed in March. The awards included Outstanding Overall Performance, Outstanding Student Orchestra, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role, and Special Recognition for Performance in a Principal Role
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Farming

  • Central Illinois farmers fighting weekend floods
    Central Illinois farmers fighting weekend floods

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    DECATUR — The weekend’s downpour could cost local farmers, who now must contend with flooding in the middle of planting season. Four straight days with rain, including most of the day on Saturday and Sunday, ended up dumping 3 inches of water on Decatur — nearly the average for the entire month of April, according to the National Weather Service at Lincoln
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Travel & Recreation

  • Bar Louie coming to Holiday Inn as part of Sioux City hotel upgrades
    Bar Louie coming to Holiday Inn as part of Sioux City hotel upgrades

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    SIOUX CITY | National restaurant-bar chain Bar Louie will be opening its first Sioux City location later this year. Bar Louie will open at 701 Gordon Drive alongside Holiday Inn, replacing the former Charlie's Restaurant & Lobby Bar, which closed Wednesday. The new restaurant could open in late summer after extensive renovations. The addition will be the first in a three-phase project at the downtown 114-room hotel, which changed hands
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Law & Crime

  • Police no longer looking for man previously wanted in Florida
    Police no longer looking for man previously wanted in Florida

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    SIOUX CITY | Sioux City Police are no longer searching for a man previously wanted by Florida police. According to a news release from the Sioux City Police Department, 57-year-old Rodolfo Berrio, who was wanted by the Miami-Dade Police Department as a material witness in a homicide case, is no longer wanted as a witness. Sioux City Police had requested information on his whereabouts earlier this month
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Real Estate

  • Spencer developer misses out on fireworks tenant
    Spencer developer misses out on fireworks tenant

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    SPENCER, Iowa | A real estate developer who owns several commercial properties in Spencer said he recently had to say no when a Nebraska-based fireworks vendor asked to lease a vacant 5,000-square-foot store. Bill Muller says he had a serious offer for the former Dollar Tree location in the Pine Tree Plaza from a Nebraska vendor who has been in the fireworks business for decades
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Life & Style

  • Man sentenced to jail for breaking woman's nose
    Man sentenced to jail for breaking woman's nose

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    SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for punching a woman in the face and breaking her nose. Jeremy Sabatka, 32, pleaded guilty Monday in Woodbury County District Court to one count of domestic abuse assault. The remainder of Sabatka's two-year prison sentence was suspended. He was credited for 53 days already spent in jail
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Media & Information

  • Journal, Tyson Foods co-sponsor career expo Tuesday
    Journal, Tyson Foods co-sponsor career expo Tuesday

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    SIOUX CITY — A dozen Siouxland employers and at least eight career service providers want to help residents find a job they love on Valentine’s Day. Sioux City Journal Communications and Tyson Foods Inc. will sponsor the “Do What You Love, Love What You Do” 2017 Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 300 Third St. There also will be
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