Friday will be the fourth day of testimony in Ashley Cameron's murder trial. In court Thursday, Cameron's father, Kent Cameron, took the sand in her defense. He admitted on the stand that in a taped interview with investigators he told them quote "Ashley messed up somehow." The 26-year old Onawa, Iowa woman is charged with first degree murder in the drowning death of her 15-month-old son Markis Dahms in a bathtub in February 2012. The trial resumes Friday morning and we'll bring you the wrap up from the courtroom on KTIV News 4.
The Sioux City Community School District has sent layoff notices to 30 teachers due to state and federal funding cuts. If the state keeps a one-million dollar early intervention grant for the district, up to 15 of the teachers could keep their jobs past July first. The legislature has not yet approved a budget. The school board passed a $149 million budget earlier this month.
The Norfolk Chamber is trying to help more than 20 workers find new jobs who were abruptly laid off this week. Employees at Classen Manufacturing were shocked with the news that the lawn care manufacturer was closing immediately. The chamber's Rapid Response Team will hold meetings next Wednesday for those workers and prospective employers. The chamber president is optimistic they'll be able to find work for many of these people.
A Hall of History has been created at the Sioux City Police Department. A display on the second floor features uniforms from the past, badges dating back to the 1800's, mug shots, weapons, and actual crime scene evidence. An official ribbon-cutting is planned for next month, but if you'd like to come see it for yourself, you can call the police department to schedule a visit.
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