By Kristen Johnson, Multimedia Journalist/ Weekend Anchor - bio | email
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Legislation to avert across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts to domestic programs is headed to the U.S. House. The Senate gave its approval early this morning in an 89-8 vote to the temporary fix. The bill would prevent taxes from going up on the middle class, but would raise rates for higher incomes. It also would block spending cuts for two months and extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.
The Iowa flag was flown over the state capitol building in honor of Victoria Lee Vargas Monday. The honor was spearheaded by State Representative Elect Megan Hess, of Spencer. Hess and Vargas served as pages together at the Iowa legislature eight years ago. Police say Vargas and her boyfriend were murdered by Vargas's ex-boyfriend in Ewing, Nebraska last month.
Sentencing has been scheduled February 12th in Sioux City for a former manager at Iowa egg farms who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribe a federal inspector. Tony Wasmund was a supervisor at the network of companies blamed for a 2010 salmonella outbreak that caused the recall of 550 million eggs. Months before the outbreak, he authorized giving 300 dollars to an employee to bribe a U-S Department of Agriculture inspector, to allow sales of eggs that had failed to meet federal standards.
The Russian government is saying "no" to any new adoptions by American families. That has one Sioux City family saying the country's children will be the ones to suffer. The Dakes have adopted 2 kids from Russia. Kim Dake says without the adoption system, her children could have become statistics like so many other Russian kids, who, if unadopted by 16... age out of the system.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Northwest Iowa athletes continued to bring home medals at the State Track & Field Meet in Des Moines on Saturday. In the 200 meter dash Sioux City West's Gerald Heiskell finished third. In the 100 meterMore >>
Northwest Iowa athletes continued to bring home medals at the State Track & Field Meet in Des Moines on Saturday.More >>
On the final day of the Nebraska Track & Field Meet in Omaha, four Siouxland athletes claimed state titles in the morning session. In the Class C high jump, Neligh-Oakdale senior Kelly Carden won theMore >>
On the final day of the Nebraska Track & Field Meet in Omaha, four Siouxland athletes claimed state titles in the morning session.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
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