Federal safety officials want to make texting and calling, even with a hands free device, illegal nationwide. Officials said people, especially young people, don't have the concentration to multitask and should be focused on driving. The NTSB also said it will urge auto and phone manufacturers to find ways to force drivers to hang up. Officials said the ban on electronics won't extend to your GPS or radio.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is traveling the state to promote his plan to make Iowa's education system number one in the nation. Branstad brought his pitch to Estherville yesterday. His plan calls for higher standards for students, more technology in the classroom and better qualified faculty. It would require a 3.0 grade point average for entry into teacher preparation programs and would create annual assessments and peer reviews for teachers.
A Canton, South Dakota business cut the ribbon on a $5 million expansion project. Terex Bid-Well, which makes concrete paving machines, is replacing three existing buildings with a new 80,000 sq. ft. plant. Company officials said the new plant will increase production, so new jobs may be added in the future.
Download the NEW KTIV Storm Team 4 Weather App for Android and iOS (Apple) phones and tablets for your chance to win a snow thrower from Ariens. Sign up now through January 22nd, 2013 for your chanceMore >>
Get the new "KTIV Storm Team 4" weather app now. You'll enjoy interactive radar with storm tracking tools, video forecasts, severe weather push alerts and much more.More >>
Recent gun violence and the threat of tighter laws put a premium on guns and ammunition...More >>
Recent gun violence and the threat of tighter laws put a premium on guns and ammunition, and although gun control efforts were defeated in Washington, a show in Sioux City Saturday proved the demand has not diminished.More >>
Late last month, a 21-year-old was injured in an early morning crash along Sioux City's Business Highway 75...More >>
Late last month, a 21-year-old was injured in an early morning crash along Sioux City's Business Highway 75. Witnesses told police that Paul Mersch was riding his motorcycle when a blue pick-up truck turned in front of him onto 19th Street, hit him and fled the scene.More >>
The 14th-seeded Nebraska softball team fought through three weather delays and a tough 13th-ranked Stanford squad to win its first regional championship since 2002 with a 10-5 victory over the CardinalMore >>
The 14th-seeded Nebraska softball team fought through three weather delays and a tough 13th-ranked Stanford squad to win its first regional championship since 2002 with a 10-5 victory over the Cardinal in the NCAA Lincoln Regional championship game on Sunday at Bowlin Stadium.More >>
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