Experts say Siouxland's hot, dry weather will likely continue into the fall. Hydrologist, Mike Gillispie of the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, says we're looking at above normal temperatures for September and most likely below normal precipitation. Climatologists say El Nino will be settling in and produce warmer temperatures that could stick around this winter, too.
Many Siouxland schools will be dismissing early Thursday because of the heat. Among those letting out early Wednesday were Sioux City's public schools and Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools that don't have air conditioning. Three-quarters of Heelan students are in buildings without air conditioning. High temperatures above 100 degrees is expected across Siouxland Thursday.
Iowa Senator Tom Harkin stopped in Sioux City to talk about his retirement plan as part of his week long tour of the state. The democrat talked to retirees at Western Iowa Tech about how he plans to battle what he calls the 'retirement crisis.' He outlined his proposal that would provide universal access to privately-run and innovative pension plans.
Sioux City's ArtSplash festival will take place over Labor Day weekend. This is the 19th year for the Art Center-sponsored event. Saturday and Sunday in Grandview Park, there will be art, crafts for the kids, and musical entertainment on the bandshell stage. A five dollar wristband gets you in both days. Kids eleven and under are free.
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
One evening last Labor Day weekend, 15-year-old Audrie Pott headed to a friend's house. Unbeknownst to their parents, the girls planned to party.More >>
One evening last Labor Day weekend, 15-year-old Audrie Pott walked up the driveway of a classmate's home alongside other teenagers. She'd told her parents she was spending the night with a friend. The friend claimed...More >>
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