Interstate 29

The South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a deadly crash on Interstate 29 this morning involving several cars.

The Argus Leader reports it happened north of the Beresford exit.  A portion of the interstate was closed then reopened around 10:15.

Authorities in Sioux County say two students were injured when their school bus collided with another vehicle wester of Orange City on Monday afternoon.

The bus driver was cited for failing to yield.

The driver of the other vehicle also went to the hospital for treatment.

People who live in Sioux City may soon be allowed to own pit bulls. The majority of the Sioux City council voted yesterday to repeal a long-time ban on pit bulls in the city.

Sioux City Councilwoman Rhonda Capron supports repealing the ban. She owns a pit bull that was grandfathered in when the ban was passed 11-years ago. 

Just a great dog, always been a great dog. He’s getting a little older, a little slower, just like me.”

Crawford County Sheriff Jim Steinkuehler

A tense time for a family in west-central Iowa after their daughter disappeared last night.  

Authorities launched a massive search after the girl, who is three, got lost in her family’s cornfield.

Deputies and first responders from Crawford and Monona Counties descended on the farm north of Charter Oak.

Two hours later, the girl was found.    

On Facebook, Crawford County Sheriff Jim Steinkuehler posted a photo of the smiling toddler saying “in times of trouble communities do come together.”    

Iowa DOT

The Missouri River continues to rise and flood mostly rural land in Nebraska and Iowa, but Interstate 29 remains open near Omaha.

The Iowa DOT expects to close parts of the interstate at some point during this week's flooding. The river is expected to crest Friday morning near Omaha.

The highway remained open Thursday morning although several onramps were closed in southwest Iowa.

The lower Missouri River is flooding in Nebraska and Iowa this week because exceptionally heavy rains fell last week in Montana, North and South Dakota and Nebraska.

Briar Cliff University faces a lawsuit from a former president of the college.

The Sioux City Journal reports Hamid Shirvani file the suit, alleges fraudulent inducement of contract, but details of the claim are currently sealed because of sensitive information in an employment contract.

Shirvani announced his resignation in July of 2017 after 14 months on the job.

CSPAN

Representative Steve King took to the house floor today in Washington to try and persuade other members of congress to approve funding to help fight substance abuse in Siouxland.

He added a proposal to a potential funding bill that would help pay for drug and alcohol treatment services for Native Americans.

King also honored the memory of community leader Frank LaMere who died this week of cancer.

 

 

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State regulators today approved wagering on college and professional sports at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Sioux City and Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort in Larchwood.

Without discussion, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved projects requested by the Hard Rock and Grand Falls Casinos.

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Authorities in Sioux City keeping a close watch on rising water levels.

The Iowa DOT has closed a portion of Hamilton Boulevard at Interstate 29, and the southbound on-ramp and off-ramp to I 29.

The Sioux City Public Boat Ramp is closed and access to Chris Larson Park from Hamilton Boulevard has been impacted.

Also, there are portions of I- 29 still closed in western Iowa, one mile south of Missouri Valley to the south of Omaha.  And from Pacific Junction all the way to the Missouri border. There are several flood warnings in the region.  

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Iowa Department of Transportation

Authorities in Sioux City keeping a close watch on rising water levels.

Sioux City Fire Rescue says the most recent predications from the National Weather Service show a crest of 30.5 feet that’s a little bit higher than first thought.  That’s even higher than the flow from back in March.

The Iowa DOT did close a portion of Hamilton Boulevard at Interstate 29, and the southbound on-ramp and off-ramp to Interstate 29.

The Sioux City Public Boat Ramp is closed and access to Chris Larson Park from Hamilton Boulevard has been impacted.

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