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Recent Siouxland tornadoes topic of forum in South Sioux City

A branch of the National Weather Service gave some Siouxlanders a lesson on severe weather. Thursday night, weather spotters and those interested in weather learned about storms and tornadoes in South Sioux City, Nebraska. The lesson covered everything from characteristics of storms to calculating the direction they're moving. Presenters said the more information people have the more they can be prepared. There will be a similar presentation at Western Iowa Tech in May.

New traffic safety project aims for zero fatalities by encouraging seat belt use

The Iowa State Patrol is giving you a high five for buckling up. The goal of The High Five Traffic Safety Project is to increase seat belt use and decrease the number of fatal crashes. This effort includes upping the number of officers and troopers out on the roads to enforce the law, looking at how the roads are built and educating the public. The project is up and running in Palo Alto County, along with four others throughout the state. However, the Iowa State Patrol said if the program goes well, it could expand to more counties.

New tributes planned for Johnny Carson in Norfolk, Neb.

A new giant image of Norfolk, Nebraska's favorite native son is in the works. Officials with the Great American Comedy Festival said they've made a deal with the city and a local artist to repaint a mural downtown with the likeness of Johnny Carson. The mural is at the corner of 3rd and Norfolk Avenue. It's set to be done in time for the annual comedy festival in June.

New acts entertain crowds at the circus

The clowns, the elephants and the amazing stunts, you'll find it all at the Abu Bekr Shrine Circus. More than 50 performers have been wowing the crowds at The Tyson Events Center this week. The Shriners have put on the show for 64 years and every time the circus is in town, they give out thousands of tickets so kids can experience the circus. The Shrine Circus is in town until Sunday. Tickets start at $10.00.

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