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Noon Newscast 8.26.19


Another Iowa Democrat has entered the primary race to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst.  

“Iowans need a senator who will go against the grain in Washington and do what is right for Iowans.”

Mike Franken said in an introductory video Monday that he's "not afraid to stand up for the proud progressive principles that Iowa Democrats share."

Franken retired from the U.S. Navy as a three-star admiral in October 2017.

His career included ship commands and years in senior policymaking, strategy, and planning roles for the Defense Department.

He was born and raised in rural northwest Iowa and moved back to Sioux City shortly after his retirement.

Des Moines commercial real estate business president Theresa Greenfield, Des Moines businessman Eddie Mauro and Indianola lawyer Kimberly Clark are already in the Democratic race.

Ernst is seeking her second six-year term.

A jury has ruled in the favor of a Sioux City plastic surgeon in a malpractice case brought forward by a former patient.

The patient says Dr. Adam Smith of Tri-State Specialists used the wrong kind of implants during a cosmetic procedure.

The case was moved to Dickinson County.

Smith still faces a hearing by the State Medical Board in October.  The board says Dr. Smith failed to provide appropriate surgical care to 17 patients between December 2014 to September of 2017.  


The pilot of United Flight 232 has died.  Al Haynes helped save 184 passengers and crew members after he was forced to make an emergency landing at the Sioux Gateway Airport 30-years ago.

He passed away yesterday at a hospital in Seattle following a short illness.

Haynes was 87-years old.