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Noon Newscast 5.24.19

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A man facing charges related to the death of a Sioux City man will be brought back from Mexico to face charges.

Police arrested 24-year-old Ray Avila in Mexico earlier this week.

He was charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault causing injury in the death of 31-year-old Pete Johnson after a deadly assault in downtown Sioux City in July of last year.

A former lawyer with the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office is the newest justice on the Supreme Court in South Dakota.

Patricia DeVaney has been sworn in.

DeVaney graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1990 before attending law school at the University of Virginia. 

DeVaney remained with the Attorney General's Office until 2012, when she was appointed to South Dakota's 6th Judicial Circuit. 

DeVaney who lives in Pierre, fills the seat vacated by Justice Steven Zinter, who died unexpectedly last October.

President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies.

U.S. Agriculture Department says the first of three payments is likely to be made in July or August.

The latest bailout comes on top of $11 billion in aid Trump provided farmers last year.

Meanwhile, economists at the New York Federal Reserve  estimate the latest round of tariff hikes will cost the typical U.S. household $831 a year.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports Ankeny, Iowa is the 10th fastest growing city in the country.

The city’s population grew by 4.6% to 65,284 during the 12-month period ending on July 1st of 2018.

During that same time frame Sioux City’s population grew by about .3% according to data from the Census Bureau.

This was the fourth-straight year Ankeny has been ranked a top city for people moving in.

Since 2010, the population has increased by more than 40%

The fastest-growing city is Buckeye, Arizona.

And, because of the Memorial Day Holiday there will be no garbage or recycling service in Sioux City on Monday.

All service will be pushed back one day.

One of Sioux City’s most popular summer attraction won’t be open this Memorial Day Weekend. 

Cold and rainy weather this spring pushed back a construction project at the Riverside Family Aquatic Center.

The plaster is being replaced for the first time since the pool opened in 1993 at a cost of $272,000.

The Parks and Recreation Department hopes to have the aquatic center ready by Saturday, June 1st.

They plan to make an official announcement next week.

The city’s two other pools, Leif Erikson and Lewis Pools will open for the season on Monday, June 3rd.

All five splash pads open tomorrow.  They are free for the public to use.

Expect a busy weekend on the roads this Memorial Day Weekend.

AAA predicts a record weekend for travel.

The Iowa State Patrol wants to remind people to be aware of the extra traffic and follow some basic common sense rules to be safe.

There were four traffic fatalities in Iowa last Memorial Day.

And, if you’re planning on vacationing this weekend in the Black Hills this weekend watch out for high water.

Floods warnings are in effect along rivers after two days of heavy snow and rain and more is in the forecast.

The Deadwood area recorded 20 inches of snow, Hill City received 17 inches and Custer had 15 inches.