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Man sentenced to 15 years behind bars for stabbing Sioux City convenience store employee

A Sioux City man is sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing a grocery store worker while trying to steal beer. Corderro Simpson pleaded guilty to robbery and assault while participating in a felony. In February, Simpson stabbed a worker who confronted him for trying to shoplift beer at the Save-A-Lot store at 17th and Pierce Streets. The worker suffered minor injuries. Bobbi Medina is also charged with robbery in the incident. She's set to go to trial next week.

Authorities release the name of man killed in accident near Winside on April 30th

Authorities in Wayne, Nebraska have released the name of a driver killed in an accident on Highway 35 on April 30. They said Jose Valtierra, 46, of Norfolk crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle. It happened near Winside. Valtierra died at the scene. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle were hospitalized. No word on their condition. Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Buyer comes forward to purchase soybeans left at Pierce Elevator, Inc.

There's a buyer for the soybeans in the recently-closed Pierce, Nebraska elevator. In mid-April the Nebraska Public Service Commission announced the grain would be sold. Seven bids were received, the top came from ADM at the price of $14.75 a bushel. The commission plans to begin moving soybeans in July. A public hearing is scheduled for June 4 in Pierce for farmers making a claim to testify to the commission.

Siouxland girl with mental illness shares her story on coping

Maddie Walsh, a young woman with conversion disorder, is sharing her story with others. KTIV first brought you Maddie's story last summer, and now she's telling others what it's like to live with her mental illness. She spoke to healthcare professionals at the "Many Faces of Mental Illness" conference in downtown Sioux City Thursday. With Maddie's conversion disorder, her body turns emotional stress into physical problems. She stressed the importance of seeing help and shaking the stigma of mental illness.

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