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North High band director charged with theft, sale of school instruments

The band director at Sioux City's North High School has been placed on leave while police investigate allegations that he stole school-owned musical instruments and sold them.  Kevin Massey is charged with first-degree theft.  Police say that over the past nine years, Massey stole school instruments and sold them online and at local pawn shops.  Court documents say Massey admitted to another teacher that he took the instruments and sold them to pay off gambling debts.

Spring forecast: Little relief from drought

A lack of rain and soil moisture are leading to predictions of a bad growing season for farmers in much of Nebraska.  About 96 percent of the state is under exceptional or extreme drought.  Experts say reserve soil moisture in Nebraska is gone.  The dry summer in 2012 and subsequent dry fall and winter has left farmers and producers facing another tough growing season in the state.

Republic of Turkey looks to mimic Siouxland wind program

Iowa Lakes Community College is sharing its expertise in wind energy education with government officials from the Republic of Turkey.  They visited the campus in Estherville to get idea for a Wind Academy in their own country.  Student Ethan Hunter from Turkey is behind the exchange.  He says it costs millions to import a workforce to build wind turbines, when they could be trained locally.  The Turkish officials want to build an academy modeled after the one at Iowa Lakes.

Harlem Globetrotters making a stop in Siouxland

A Harlem Globetrotter dribbles into town ahead of next week's Sioux City appearance of the legendary basketball team.  Hammer Harrison dribbled and spun the ball all the way across Veterans Memorial Bridge on Thursday to get Siouxlanders excited about the big game.  The Globetrotters will take to the hardwood at the Tyson Events Center next Wednesday night at seven.

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