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Siouxland Public Media Noon Newscast 4.4.19

Boyer Valley FAA

The governors of Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri say the Missouri River needs to be managed differently to prevent future flooding.

Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska says they’ve asked the Army Corps of Engingers to communicate with them about future solutions for managing the river together.  

 “All of us believe that we oughtta be prioritizing people and communities to make sure we’re keeping them safe.”

The governors met with representatives of Corp and FEMA yesterday.

The Army Corps of Engineers has been criticized for the way it manages the river.

The Catholic Diocese of Des Moines is releasing a list of priests accused of sexually abusing children.  The list includes nine clergymen with substantiated allegations against them.  The Sioux City Diocese released a list of 28 priests accused of sexually abusing minors back in February.

A new report shows that serious crime in South Dakota fell last year, by just over 3 percent.

Murders decreased by 40 percent, from 20 homicides in 2017 to 12 last year. 

However, drug crimes have increased by about 50 percent over the last six years.

Students from one Siouxland school arrived to class on Wednsday, not by bus or even car, but something else!

It was “Drive Your Tractor to School” day at the Boyer Valley School District in Dunlap, Iowa.  Twenty-two tractors were driven by FFA students.  

They paraded down main street before arriving at the school.  The 4-County Fair Board also provided the group with breakfast.  The school district launched "Tractor Day" four-years ago after bringing agricultural education back into the school district.