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Siouxland man in custody after school threat on Twitter

A Yankton, South Dakota man has been charged for threatening to shoot up a school in a message on Twitter. Travis Potts, 23, faces two counts of making terroristic threats. Police said the threat was made on April 17, but they were notified about it by a caller on Wednesday. Yankton schools were put in lockdown late Wednesday morning. After Potts was arrested, the lockdown was lifted.

Woodbury County Sheriff's Department goes high tech

The Woodbury County Sheriff's Office is getting an extra eye in the field. The department is rolling out "on-body cameras" that deputies will wear in the field to record everything that happens. The department started training with the cameras on Wednesday. Authorities say they'll be a valuable tool to document what happens during incidents. The $50,000 price tag for the cameras was covered by a federal grant.

Corn planting slowed by wet weather

When the rain stops, many farmers are heading out to their fields to take advantage of the dry spells to plant. Many started planting corn around Easter and have moved onto soybeans, others haven't been as lucky. In fact, the newest crop report said a lot of Iowa's farm fields are still too wet to start planting. The report said about 23 percent of Iowa's corn was planted at the beginning of the week. That's about ten days behind the average planting schedule, but Wednesday's hot, dry weather was a big help to farmers.

Vietnam Memorial Wall panels arrive at the Siouxland Freedom Park

A big step forward for a patriotic project in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Police, along with members of the American Legion Riders, escorted 74 black granite panels through town to the Siouxland Freedom Park. The panels bear the names of the more than 58,000 Americans who died in Vietnam and will make up the half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Crews will begin installing the panels Friday and a dedication ceremony for the memorial is planned for May 28.

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