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Traffic concerns at Spalding Elementary delay city support for new school

As the Sioux City School District moves forward on plans for a new north side elementary school, concerns are being raised about traffic. City leaders point to the snarl of traffic at the new Spalding Elementary off Gordon Drive. Some parents say they have been stuck waiting up to 45 minutes. Mayor Bob Scott is suggesting the traffic lights at Gordon and Stone Avenue be upgraded. He wants the school district to help pay the estimated $200,000 to $300,000 bill.

Sioux City Entertainment takes media inside Battery Building

We're getting an inside look at the proposal for a new Hard Rock Casino in downtown Sioux City. On Tuesday, members of the local media were taken on a tour of the Battery Building, which is where the casino would go. Sioux City Entertainment wants to convert the historic building into a $130 million casino and hotel. Ho Chunk, Incorporated and Penn National Gaming have also submitted casino plans for Sioux City.

UPDATE: Worker hurt after falling off Pierson, IA water tower

A worker is air-lifted to Mercy Medical Center after falling 90 feet from the water tower in Pierson, Iowa. The Woodbury County Sheriff's department says a safety cable may have snapped as crews were putting a new lid on top of the tower. Authorities say the man was conscious after the fall, but had suffered several broken bones. His name and condition have not been released. He was part of a tower crew from Sioux Falls.

Sioux City leaders commemorate World AIDS Day

An event to recognize World AIDS Day brings many together at Morningside College Tuesday night. World AIDS Day was Saturday, December 1st. It's been 30 years since we first heard about AIDS and HIV. This vigil was intended to keep attention on the disease. The Centers For Disease Control says almost one-quarter of new HIV cases are in people ages 13 to 24, and more than half don't know they are infected.

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