Flooding Concerns Easing, Program on Kids and Social Media

Sep 23, 2019

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Water levels continue to slowly recede on the Missouri River and Big Sioux River, easing flooding worries in the region.

Union County Emergency Manager Andy Minihan said Monday that agencies are watching levees along rivers. 

A southeastern South Dakota school district is installing vape sensors in bathrooms to combat students' use of e-cigarettes that have been linked to hundreds of cases of lung disease nationwide.

The Argus Leader reports that the Dell Rapids School District is placing machines that will send silent messages to school officials when vaping chemicals are detected in middle and high school bathrooms.

Tonight, a special event is being held to educate the community about the dangers of social media.   

The FBI reports every social media site has been used to target under-aged victims for sex.

Karen Mackey is the Executive Director of the Sioux City Human Rights Commission.

Kids can get caught up so easily with people on social media and it’s really frightening what can happen with kids.

The Human Rights Commission along with the Siouxland Coalition Against Human Trafficking are hosting “Social Media Deep Dive  - Stay a Step Ahead of Your Kids.”

We hope parents will be there, aunts and uncles, grandparents and it would be great if there were kids there.  Especially the adults and trying to give some information they might need.”

A guest speaker from the Omaha “The Set Me Free Project” will highlight the gathering at the Sioux City Public Museum starting at 6 p.m.