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Branstad will release 2013 tax returns

Gov. Terry Branstad is releasing his tax returns, something he's done every year he's served as governor to promote transparency
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Hunt Elementary to find its fine arts focus next fall Video included

Music, art, drama, and dance will be integrated in all subjects.  Fine arts teachers will be trained to incorporate subjects like science and math into their lessons, too. More>>

Budget appeal hearing is set in Sioux County, Iowa Video included

The state appeal board will be visiting Sioux County for a budget hearing, this comes after a petition was filed challenging the county's approved 2014-2015 budget. More>>

Hillshire turkey plant fire in Storm Lake, IA determined accidental

The Iowa State Fire Marshal's Office says it has determined that the fire started in a wall in the dark meat room of the plant following a welding operation. More>>

Students and parents invited to town hall meeting to fight underage drinking Video included

A Siouxland group is working to fight underage drinking in our area.  This event is hosted by Siouxland CARES, the Sioux City Mayor's Youth Commission, and Jackson Recovery Centers.
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Judge's decision expected Thursday in Argosy Casino's gaming license

Thursday marks a big day in the battle over Woodbury County's gaming license.The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will hold a meeting in Council Bluffs, Iowa. More>>

Work continues on CF Industries training center near Salix, IA plant Video included

 Tuesday, Woodbury County's Board of Supervisors approved an underground utilities permit for construction of a new CF industries recruiting and training center. More>>

Woodbury Co. looks to further economic growth Video included

Tuesday, the county's rural economic development director went before the board of supervisors, giving them a full update about the direction his department is going.  More>>

Woodbury County addresses progress on health & wellness plan

Staying healthy is important for yourself, and for your work place, so you can be productive and get work done. More>>

Bankrupt Plymouth County company purchased, set to open summer 2014 Video included

More jobs, and a new company will soon be coming to Merrill, Iowa. The business is starting up in a place that not long ago shut down because of a foreclosure, but the new owners say they have big plans for the future of that once financially troubled plant.. More>>

Siouxland gets a great view of the celestial show Video included

The moon begins to emerge from the earth's shadow in image captured from the KTIV parking lot early Tuesday morning The moon begins to emerge from the earth's shadow in image captured from the KTIV parking lot early Tuesday morning

Did you get up and take a look at the eclipse?Siouxland had a perfect, unobscured, clear sky view of the full lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning.
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Branstad: Action needed to protect Iowa students

Gov. Terry Branstad has called on the Legislature to take action following an Iowa Supreme Court ruling that found school coaches cannot be convicted of sexual exploitation by a school employee under current law. More>>

The Sioux City School Board passes its 2015 budget

Despite spending $11 million more this year than last, the tax levy is actually dropping by 16-cents. More>>

WIT cuts the ribbon on Le Mars, IA center

Western Iowa Tech Community College has cut the ribbon on a new center in Le Mars, Iowa. More>>

Sioux City close to allowing exceptions to pit bull ban

Sioux City leaders took a step forward to allow animal rescue groups to bring pit bulls temporarily into the city for veterinary care and adoption events.
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Local group helps children in Africa Video included

Hope Ministries is hosting an event to help children in Tanzania, Africa. More>>

Officials say Alta, Iowa man accidentally starts his home on fire

Authorities say a homeowner in Alta, Iowa accidentally set his own house on fire. More>>

Man accused of sexually assaulting convenience store clerk

Eufemio Vazqez-Velazquez, 60 Eufemio Vazqez-Velazquez, 60

A Lakeside, Iowa man is charged with walking into a Storm Lake convenience store early Saturday morning and sexually assaulting the clerk. 60-year old Eufemio Vazqez-Velazquez is charged with Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree--a class C felony and Assault. More>>

ORIGINAL STORY: Fire crews still on the scene of Storm Lake turkey plant the day after fire started

Crews spent several hours on the scene of a fire at the Hillshire Farms turkey processing plant on Saturday.An officer with Storm Lake public safety said the fire was called in around seven o'clock. More>>

State fines Spirit Lake assisted living center

The state has fined an assisted living center in Spirit Lake, saying it presents an "imminent danger" to residents. More>>

Slain policeman's fellow officers escort daughter to father-daughter dance Video included

Dozens of girls gathered at the Calhoun County, Iowa Expo Center in Rockwell City Saturday night, for Daddy-Daughter Date Night. One little girl had a dozen dads with her.  Although none could replace her real dad, the man she misses the most, they certainly tried.

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Trailer of turkeys careens into parked cars before tipping over Video included

Authorities say a semi truck trailer carrying live turkeys was speeding down Gordon drive, when the cargo shifted, causing the truck to topple onto its right side.When the trailer fell, it came down on ten cars in the parking lot of Certified Auto at the intersection of Gordon and Alice. More>>

Sibley soybean grower calls Thailand trade trip a "success" Video included

Over three days, the Iowa delegation visited a chicken processing plant and a soybean processing plant.They also held a reception attended by 60 business owners and government officials.

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Family of fallen Rockwell City, IA officer reflects back on loss Video included

“I miss every night when he would come and say before he went to work, he would always come home and say goodnight to us, and I loved when he did that,” said Jamie Buenting's nine-year-old son, Ethan . More>>

Monona County in Iowa issues a burn ban

Authorities said Monona County residents aren't allowed to burn in fields or ditches unless a permit by the local fire chief has been issued. More>>

Branstad administration may appeal ruling on pins

Gov. Terry Branstad's administration may appeal a judge's ruling allowing state workers to wear pins critical of the governor. More>>

Swedish visitors learn about Sioux City's gang outreach program Video included

Even though they live half a world away, the Swedish leaders could relate to the issues and programs here in Siouxland.  More>>

Annual Easter egg hunt brings hundreds to Grandview Park Video included

There were about 25,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes at Saturday's event. More>>

Food Bank of Siouxland and Boy Scouts collect more than 10,000 pounds of food Video included

Organizers say the annual "Scouting for Food" event means a great deal to the community. More>>

Lyon County man arrested on 9 felony charges Video included

Authorities say after several months of investigating, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office led to a search warrant at 410 W. Michigan Avenue in George Iowa. More>>

Sibley, Iowa man charged in string of thefts

A Sibley, Iowa man faces multiple theft charges after authorities found stolen farm equipment and vehicles on an acreage he owns and at his home in Sibley. More>>

Sibley, IA students collect pennies to help pay classmate's medical bills Video included

For six years, Eli Jansma's cancer has been in remission. The Sibley, Iowa, 3rd grader was just seven months old when doctors found a tumor in his brain, leaving him blind in one eye. Now, his cancer is back. And, his classmates have vowed to help him beat it, again! More>>

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