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Tran Walker has been found guilty of the stabbing deaths of his ex-girlfriend and a friend, according to the Sioux City Journal.

District Judge Tod Deck announced his verdict this afternoon in Woodbury County District Court after weighing the evidence for two months. 

Nineteen-year-old Walker of Sioux City was charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the Jan. 28, 2018, stabbing deaths of 17-year-old Paiten Sullivan, and 18-year-old Felipe Negron Jr., 18, both of Sioux City. Walker faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.

Iowa's Summer Reading Program is No Longer an Option

Apr 17, 2017

Iowa has plans to eliminate its third grade summer reading program.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

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Iowa's Graduation Rate is Up, As Is Siouxland's

Apr 12, 2017

Iowa’s high school graduation rate has increased for the fifth year

in a row.  Sioux City schools’ graduation rates also improved. However, dropout rates were slightly higher across the state.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

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Teacher Leadership and Compensation Program Report

Dec 6, 2016

Educators in Iowa are benefiting from a leadership program that puts consulting teachers in the classroom.  However, so far, student scores aren’t keeping pace.

Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.