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Authorities identify man shot by Woodbury County deputy

Jan. 18, 2022 16:52 PM EST

SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified the man who was shot and killed by a Woodbury County Sheriff's deputy during a confrontation last week. Michael Scott Meredith, 35, of Sergeant Bluff, died Wednesday after he was shot at a mobile home park in Sergeant...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jan. 18, 2022 14:54 PM EST

Des Moines Register. Jan. 15, 2022. Editorial: What is the Republicans’ vision for Iowa beyond lower taxes? In the Iowa that elected Republicans indicate they want to shape, you’ll likely pay less in income taxes to the state than you do now. And...

Woodbury County deputy kills man accused of tire iron attack

Jan. 13, 2022 17:12 PM EST

SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (AP) — A Woodbury County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man Wednesday night who had attacked him with a tire iron, authorities said. Deputies were called to a mobile home park in Sergeant Bluff about 6 p.m. to check a report of a burglary, according to the...

Third man sentenced in fatal shooting at New Year's party

Jan. 07, 2022 17:48 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison, with parole eligibility in 15 years, after shots were fired into a home in Sioux City during a New Year's Eve party. Carlos Morales pleaded guilty in August to two counts of second-degree murder...

Iowa sues Sioux City over wastewater scheme, river pollution

Jan. 07, 2022 16:23 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa said Friday that it is suing Sioux City over what it says was the city’s manipulation of wastewater testing results and dangerous pollution of the Missouri River in a scheme that saw the wastewater plant’s former supervisor sentenced to jail. ...

Woman and teen charged in hatchet attack on Iowa man

Dec. 27, 2021 18:30 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman and a Nebraska teenager have been charged in connection with a hatchet attack on a man in a Sioux City apartment building earlier this month. Sioux City police said the attack was carried out on Dec. 18 to retaliate against the apartment's...

Iowa expected to spend more than $9M for nursing help

Dec. 23, 2021 18:16 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa anticipates spending $9.2 million to shore up health care staffing at strained hospitals amid the latest COVID-19 surge. The Des Moines Register reports that 100 out-of-state nurses and respiratory therapists began arriving in Iowa earlier this month....

Construction begins on hiking and biking trail in NW Iowa

Dec. 23, 2021 09:43 AM EST

MERRILL, Iowa (AP) — Construction has begun on a 16-mile hiking and biking trail connecting the Iowa towns of Sioux City and Le Mars. The Sioux City Journal reports that ground was broken Tuesday on the PlyWood Trail. The PlyWood Trail Foundation has raised more than $4 million...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Dec. 20, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Dec. 19 2021. Editorial: After a rare change at the top for the Iowa Cubs, metro leaders need to look out for a local gem’s future A telling moment came near the end of a recent Des Moines City Council discussion about plans to upgrade Principal...

Sioux City ponders using relief funds for employee bonuses

Dec. 11, 2021 11:59 AM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City is considering spending $250,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds to provide a $300 bonus to city employees a little more than a week before Christmas. The Sioux City Journal reports that the City Council is expected to vote on the proposal...