PM News Stories: 12.17.19

Dec 17, 2019

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A rally demanding Presidential Donald Trump be impeached and removed from office is scheduled for Sioux City tonight.

Activists plan to gather in front of the Federal Building and Congressman Steve King’s Congressional Office in downtown Sioux City at 5:30.

It’s all part of the nationwide “Nobody is Above the Law” rallies.

Two of Iowa’s Democratic Representatives say they will support Articles of Impeachment against President Trump.

Abby Finkenauer and Cindy Axne were first elected in 2018 to districts previously held by Republicans.  Trump won the most votes in the two districts in 2016.

Axne, told the Des Moines Registers, she is supporting the articles of impeachment as a part of her oath to "protect the Constitution and our democracy" in office.

Finkenauer says,“This decision is not, and was never about politics, and this shouldn’t be about political parties or elections,"

The other representatives for Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King and Democrat Dave Loebsack haven’t released statements today about impeachment proceedings.

A Sioux City man was killed in a weather-related crash in eastern Nebraska.  Authorities say Jose Rodas died Friday after the picked he was riding in went out of control on icy highway north of Mead.  The vehicle hit an oncoming SUV on U.S. Highway 77.

The driver of the pickup, Nicolas Leon, of Sergeant Bluff went to the hospital.   

Another passenger in the truck was treated for minor injuries, the driver of the SUV was taken to a hospital in Omaha.

A Nativity scene removed from a county courthouse lawn in southern Iowa won't be returning. The scene was erected Nov. 18 outside the Appanoose County Courthouse in Centerville, but some residents complained that a religious display shouldn't be placed on government property. It was moved away Dec. 9. Other residents soon called for its return. The county owns the building and the land underneath; the city owns the lawn.

And, one of Siouxland’s most popular attractions opens on Friday night.

This is the third season for Cone Park in Sioux City.

Officials with Sioux City Parks and Rec say the sledding hill attracts more than 20,000 people a year.

For a list of operating hours check out www.coneparksiouxcity.com.