Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller

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The Iowa Attorney General’s Office says it has set up a hotline for people to call in and report clergy abuse. The office says 8 trained advocates will take down information from survivors. The office also has 10 alternates to answer calls.

Tim Lennon is a Sioux City native with the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. He’s been asking for this.

(0603lennon   0:12) We understand that because most victims never come forward, there needs to be easy access for them to report some of these crimes.

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The Iowa Attorney General’s office is asking each of the four Catholic dioceses (DY-uh-siss-es) in the state to submit their records on clergy sex abuse. 

Iowa Dioceses Asked to Turn Over Clergy Sex Abuse Records, 4:32

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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller today has requested information related to clergy abuse records from the state's four Catholic dioceses in Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, and Sioux City.  Miller is asking the dioceses to voluntarily share records related to abuse allegations, diocesan review boards, and settlements by Aug. 1.

The Attorney General's office also launched a hotline for survivors to report abuse, the news release said. The hotline number is 855-620-7000.

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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller today announced that his office has requested information related to clergy abuse records from the state's four Catholic dioceses.

Letters were sent to officials in Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque and Sioux City,  ask the dioceses to voluntarily share records related to abuse allegations, diocesan review boards, and settlements by Aug. 1.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado with winds estimated at over 120 miles per hour touched down near Adair in western Iowa early this morning. There was one death from the storm. 74-year-old Linda Lee Brownlee died when her home was severely damaged.

The weather service says the tornado touched down around 1:29 am.  Meteorologist Chad Hahn says it’s rare to see tornadoes at that time of night.

0522hahn: 10          Looking at the tornadoes that have occurred since 1980, less than 5 percent occur between the hours of midnight and six am.

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Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand today has scheduled a Siouxland stop, while another candidate, Kamala Harris, is canceling her events in Sioux City and other Iowa towns to cast a vote in the U.S. Senate, according to the Sioux City Journal.

Harris had planned to speak tomorrow afternoon at Morningside College about Sioux City about teacher pay and other issues. However, the Harris campaign said that event, plus others in Iowa on Friday, will not be held, so she can vote on a disaster relief measure tomorrow night.

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Iowa’s Attorney General has endorsed Montana Gov. Steve Bullock in the 2020 Democratic presidential race.

It makes him the first 2020 candidate to receive the endorsement of a statewide elected official in Iowa.

Attorney General Tom Miller was one of the first Iowa elected officials to endorse Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential caucuses, and he is a longtime friend of the Montana governor's 

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Iowa is joining four other states in suing a drug company and its former president over actions related to the marketing of the drug OxyContin. Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that Iowa had filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and Richard Sackler, the company's former president and chairman. The suit claims Purdue engaged in unfair, deceptive and unlawful practices in how it marketed OxyContin, helping to cause a national opioid crisis. The company denied the allegations.

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 A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows they're rapidly losing confidence in the region's farm economy.

The Rural Mainstreet survey for May, released Thursday, shows the survey's overall index dropping from 50 in April to 48.5 this month. Any score above 50 suggests a growing economy, while a score below 50 indicates a shrinking economy.


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