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Noon News 9.12.19: Democratic Debate, Court Cases and Deadly Crashes

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Associated Press
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The third Democratic Debate takes place tonight in Houston.   

Most of the gatherings are taking place at the local campaign headquarters of the candidates.  

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IA LT. GOV. ADAM GREGG

Iowa’s Leitenant Governor visits Siouxland today. 

Hawarden-native Adam Gregg will be attending the Governor’s Volunteer Award Ceremony at Buena Vista University at two this afternoon.    

A man accused of stabbing his roommate to death in Sioux City last year has been convicted.

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ELMI SAID

Thirty-nine-year-old Elmi Said was found guilty of a lesser charge; voluntary manslaughter instead of second-degree murder.

Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 1.

A Sioux City woman has taken a plea deal on a charge stemming from a bank robbery in Le Mars.

Records say 36-year-old Karen Merrick pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to being an accessory after the fact.   

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KAREN MERRICK

Prosecutors say Merrick drove Phillip White away from Iowa State Bank

in Le Mars after he robbed it last December.

More than $16,000 of the bank's money was recovered.

White pleaded guilty in June and awaits sentencing.

A Stanton, Nebraska man is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 12th for the crash death of another driver.

Stanton County Court records say 19-year-old Ried Krutz pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vehicular homicide.

Authorities say a pickup truck driven by Krutz crossed the center line outside of Norfolk, Nebraska and hit an oncoming SUV driving by 63-year-old Jim Hoff, of Norfolk.

Hoff died at the scene.

Authorities say a South Dakota man was killed after his vehicle hit a guardrail on the south side of a bridge connecting South Dakota and Nebraska.

Twenty-one-year-old Joashua Hauger of Yankton was killed in the crash on the Highway 81 bridge.