Noon Newscast 3.5.20

Mar 5, 2020

Credit National Weather Service

A windy day across Siouxland as the region is under a Wind Advisory until 6 tonight.

The National Weather Service says winds could reach 50 miles per hour.

There is a red flag warning for the rest of the state of Nebraska. 

That means there’s a potential for brush fires because of low humidity and windy conditions.

The medical examiner in Johnson County had identified the body of University of Iowa student David Le. 

Le, is from Sioux City and was 19 when he was last seen on campus in November. 

According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, local authorities say the death is not suspicious and foul play isn’t suspected.

Le’s body was recovered from the Iowa River on Tuesday. 

His backpack was found on a bridge after he disappeared.

There’s a delay in the trial of a northeast Nebraska woman accused of stabbing a Sioux City woman to death.

Melissa Camargo-Flores, of Dakota City, is accused of killing 24-year-old Kenia Alvarez-Flores in April of 2018.

Court documents say Camargo-Flores admitted stabbing Alvarez-Flores.

Camargo-Flores told investigators she'd been involved in a relationship with the victim's boyfriend.

Authorities say the two women were not related. 

Her trial was moved to June.

Three applicants to fill an Iowa Supreme Court vacancy have close political ties to Gov.

Kim Reynolds now has a heavier influence over the panel that chooses finalists because of changes in the judicial nominating process made last year.

Among the 15 applicants to be interviewed Friday by the State Judicial Nominating Commission is Sam Langholz.

He’s the governor’s senior legal counsel. If he’s a finalist Reynolds could decide whether her own lawyer becomes the next justice.