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Jamal Dean's family pleads for him to surrender

The father of police shooting suspect, Jamal Dean, is making an appeal for his son to turn himself in.  Tuesday, Lee Dean apologized to the family of Kevin McCormick, the officer wounded in Monday's shooting.  Lee Dean also pleaded for his son to surrender.  Police say 21-year-old Jamal Dean got out of a car during a traffic stop and fired eight shots at McCormick's patrol car.  McCormick was hit in the forehead by one of the bullets.  He went home from the hospital Tuesday.  The search for Dean continues.

King helps Vietnam veteran get long-lost medals

A Sioux City man has finally received the medals he earned serving in Vietnam.  Army veteran Robert Hutchinson was presented the medals Tuesday by Congressman Steve King.  Hutchinson served with the 129th Assault Helicopter Company, flying on helicopters and working for a motor pool in Vietnam, delivering kitchen rations by truck.  His group was once attacked by 200 Vietnamese.  He expressed his gratitude for the recognition.

Obama meets Neb boy who won hearts in spring game

He ran for a 69-yard touchdown at the Nebraska Cornhuskers spring game, and this week Jack Hoffman of Atkinson got to meet the President of the United States.  Jack is the seven-year-old brain cancer patient whose big run went viral on the internet.  After President Barack Obama saw it, he made arrangements for Jack and his family to come to the White House, which they did on Monday.  The Hoffmans spent 15 minutes visiting with the president, along with Jack's pal, former Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead.

Nifty fifty: River-Cade has big plans for summer celebration

River-Cade organizers are celebrating the festival's 50th anniversary with 50 events.  And the fun starts this week.  A bar stool mini-golf tournament will take place on Historic Fourth Street this Saturday.  On May 11th, a band will perform for the 50th birthday party at the Marina Inn.  In July, the festival will include the traditional events like the parade and the fishing derby at Bacon Creek Park.

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