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How you can help victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes

Thursday night, there will be a relief effort event in Siouxland to help the people of Moore, Oklahoma.  From 5:00 to 7:00, the Siouxland Chapter of the American Red Cross and KTIV are teaming up for a fund drive called "Time to Care."  Volunteers will be staffing a phone bank at the Red Cross to take pledges for the people of Oklahoma impacted by this week's tornado.  The number to call to make a donation is 712-224-9731.

UPDATE: Sioux City man accused of shooting cop faces other charges

The man charged with shooting a Sioux City police officer pleads not guilty to unrelated robbery charges.  Jamal Dean was arraigned Wednesday on five charges, including robbery, burglary, two counts of theft and assault while taking part in a felony.  Authorities say Dean beat and robbed a man at gun point in his home in the Leeds neighborhood in April.  The judge set the trial for August 20th.

Iowa Legislature enters another week of overtime

The Iowa Senate adjourned the 2013 legislative session late Wednesday night, but the House is set to return Thursday for more votes.  Lawmakers seemed to be moving to conclusion Wednesday after reaching deals to cut property taxes, revise education policy, and provide health care for low-income residents.

Sioux City community garden to be dedicated

Sioux City has a new community garden.  If you like to grow your own produce, but don't have the space to do it, you can rent space here.  Called the Fitch Community Garden and Orchard, it's located on West 31st Street.  Plot rental is based on income.  Organizers hope it will help bring people together to meet their neighbors as the gardens grow.  There will be a dedication ceremony at 5:00 Thursday night.

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