An Oklahoma father brings a message of the consequences of bullying to Siouxland. Kirk Smalley spoke to students at Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School on Wednesday. His son Ty committed suicide after he was bullied at school. Smalley has partnered with the anti-bullying group "Stand for the Silent." Together they travel to schools across the nation to tell his son's story to keep kids from suffering a similar fate.
Teaching tolerance from the silver screen. Eight graders from several Siouxland schools watched the story of "Nicky's Family" on Tuesday. It's a documentary based on the life of Sir Nicholas Winton, a British citizen who helped sneak nearly 700 children out of Czechoslovakia before the start of World War II. The movie was shown as part of "Tolerance Week" activities in Sioux City.
A train hit a semi-truck Wednesday morning and blocked a busy Sioux City street. Investigators say at about 10:45 a Walmart semi-truck driver stopped at the light at Singing Hills and South Lewis. Officers say the driver thought he was already across the tracks saw the train about 100-yards away. When the train got to the intersection, it clipped the end of the trailer, and spilled its contents. No one was hurt.
The clock tower at Sioux City's city hall takes on a blue hue. It's been lit up that way in honor of Autism Awareness Month. The entrance to the Pier Center for Autism is also lit up in blue. The center recently partnered with Briar Cliff University to help increase services for those with autism spectrum disorder.
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