Noon News 9.12.19: Democratic Debate, Court Cases and Deadly Crashes
The third Democratic Debate takes place tonight in Houston.
Most of the gatherings are taking place at the local campaign headquarters of the candidates.
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.
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.
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.