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Sioux City takes step toward lifting pit bull ban

Oct. 15, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City has taken its first formal step to lift its ban on pit bulls in the city. The City Council voted 4-1 on Monday for an ordinance that would remove the ban adopted in September 2008. It came after pit bulls or mixes accounted for a high number of dogs in the city that had...

Iowa court allows Sioux City to sue in companion animal case

Oct. 9, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals says the Sioux City Human Rights Commission may sue the owners of rental properties for housing discrimination for rejecting renters with disabilities who asked to keep companion animals in their homes. In a decision filed Wednesday, a three-judge panel...

Iowa meat plant defends how its workers are treated

Oct. 3, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa pork processing plant is working to address Micronesia’s concerns about the treatment of some of its citizens who work at the plant. Seaboard Triumph Foods said Thursday that it follows all employment laws and it is working with its local union and officials to...

Micronesian workers complain about meat plant mistreatment

Oct. 1, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The island nation of Micronesia is raising concerns about how some of its citizens working at an Iowa pork processing plant are being treated. Micronesia sent a formal letter to the U.S. State Department Friday asking U.S. officials to investigate possible misconduct at the Seaboard...

Fast-moving water below dam creates dangers for fishermen

Sep. 29, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The fast-moving water flowing out of Gavins Point dam on the South Dakota-Nebraska border will create dangerous fishing conditions on the Missouri River this fall. The Sioux City Journal reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning fishermen to take precautions and stay out...

4th Republican joins race for US House seat held by King

Sep. 27, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa (AP) — A businessman has become the fourth Republican challenger for the U.S. House seat held by fellow Republican Steve King. Fifty-eight-year-old Steve Reeder, of Arnolds Park, said in announcing his candidacy Thursday that balancing the federal budget, revitalizing rural areas and...

Colorado man admits throwing water on Iowa Rep. Steve King

Sep. 23, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Colorado man has admitted to throwing a cup of water on Iowa Congressman Steve King. Court records show 27-year-old Blake Gibbins, of Lafayette, Colorado, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City, Iowa, to one misdemeanor count of assaulting a member of Congress....

Former Sioux City teacher appeals her firing

Sep. 23, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City teacher accused of sending critical letters to her superintendent and other district leaders is appealing her firing. The Sioux City Journal reports that Julie Fischer's petition for judicial review says the Sioux City Community School District board's decision to...

Man sentenced to life in prison for 2 Sioux City deaths

Sep. 21, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her friend in Sioux City has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Tran Walker, who will turn 20 Sunday, was sentenced Friday in the January 2018 deaths of 17-year-old Paiten Sullivan and 18-year-old Felipe Negron Jr....

Council OKs plan to remove WWII airport chapel

Sep. 17, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The City Council has approved a proposal for removal of a World War II chapel and airmen's housing project on Sioux City airport land. The Sioux City Journal reports that the council OK'd a memorandum of agreement Monday between the city, the Federal Aviation Administration and the...