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Man convicted of killing ex-girlfriend sentenced to prison

Jan. 15, 2021 3:29 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man who killed his one-time girlfriend in a Sioux City hotel room before setting the rooom on fire has been sentenced to 75 years in prison. Jordan Henry, 31, was sentenced Friday in Woodbury County District Court to 50 years for second-degree murder and 25-years for arson, the...

Two more suspects charged in Sioux City New Year's killing

Jan. 14, 2021 5:32 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two more suspects have been arrested in a shooting at a New Year's party in Sioux City that killed one person and injured three others. Carlos Morales and Anthony Bauer, both 18, were arrested Wednesday on possible first-degree murder charges and other counts. They are each being...

Lawsuit: Community college program was human trafficking

Jan. 14, 2021 1:22 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Eleven students from Brazil and Chile have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a northwest Iowa community college, a recruitment company, a pet food manufacturer and a packaging company of human trafficking and involuntary servitude. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Northern District of...

Sioux City man charged in New Year's shooting that killed 1

Jan. 13, 2021 6:56 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in a New Year's shooting that left one person dead and three others injured. Prosecutors allege Christopher Morales forced someone to go into the house where 20-25 people were partying just after midnight Jan. 1. He and...

Man charged in fatal Sioux City shooting on New Year's

Jan. 5, 2021 1:12 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been charged in a shooting at a New Year's party in Sioux City that killed one woman and injured three juveniles. Christopher Morales, of Sioux City, was charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon and going armed with intent, Sioux City police said...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jan. 4, 2021 10:01 AM EST

Fort Dodge Messenger. Dec. 30, 2020. Keep Bill Northey at USDA. Here’s a great way for Joe Biden to show bipartisanship The deep divisions between our two major political parties have made it difficult for Congress to function. All too often, needed policy decisions are left unmade because lawmakers find...

Police identify woman killed at Sioux City New Year's party

Jan. 3, 2021 5:53 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City police have identified the 18-year-old woman who died after several shots were fired into a home where a New Year's party was being held. Police said Sunday that Mia Alexis-Marie Kritis of Sioux City died after the shooting early Friday morning. Police said multiple guns...

1 killed, 4 hurt in shooting at Sioux City New Year's party

Jan. 1, 2021 4:30 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City police are searching for suspects after an 18-year-old woman was killed and four others were injured by gunfire at a New Year's party. Police say the shooting occurred Friday morning when several shots from multiple guns were fired into a home where a house party was...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019 file photo, a home is surrounded by Missouri River floodwaters in Bartlett, Iowa. A judge has ruled that the federal government must pay landowners on the lower Missouri River for flooding damage caused by the Army Corps of Engineers' efforts to protect endangered species. Judge Nancy Firestone, with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, ruled this week that the Corps caused increased flooding by changing habitat on the river to comply with the Endangered Species Act. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik File)

Government ordered to pay landowners on lower Missouri River

Dec. 17, 2020 1:50 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The federal government must pay some landowners along the lower Missouri River for flooding damage caused by changes the Army Corps of Engineers made to the river to protect endangered species, a judge has ruled. The ruling this week by Senior Judge Nancy Firestone, with the U.S. Court...

Ex-credit union manager pleads not guilty to embezzlement

Dec. 17, 2020 11:13 AM EST

DENISON, Iowa (AP) — The former manager of a Denison credit union has pleaded not guilty to allegations that she and at least one other employee embezzled nearly $1.5 million from the business. Janine Keim entered her plea Wednesday in federal court in Sioux City to charges of embezzlement and making false...