By Staci DaSilva firstname.lastname@example.org This year was supposed to be easy for Lake City's Mackenzie Gorden. She entered the school year just 6 credits short of graduating and was already voted captainMore>>
Mackenzie lost the use of her legs after a car accident in June of last year.More>>
By: Scott Larson email@example.com For over 150 years, the Sioux City Police Department has been serving and protecting Sioux City. And now, that history is on display for all to appreciate. OverMore>>
Sioux City Police Museum features vintage technology, badges, uniforms, and moreMore>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News firstname.lastname@example.org MOORE, Okla. (AP) _ The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says a growing death toll from a massive tornado that struck outside Oklahoma City on Monday afternoonMore>>
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says ``hearts are broken'' for parents wondering about the fate of their children after a tornado devastated suburban Oklahoma City and officials say the search and rescue effort will continue throughout the night.More>>
By: ABC News email@example.com A mammoth tornado carved a trail of destruction through the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, killing at least 37 people and ripping apart two elementary schools today, localMore>>
Medical examiner says 51 dead, more casualties expectedMore>>
By: Scott Larson firstname.lastname@example.org Sioux City's famous "French Fries" sculpture is returning in a new spot downtown. The fries went into storage over five years ago and ony Monday, they were movedMore>>
They're back! The "Sioux City" sculpture, more commonly referred to as "French Fries," has been moved to a new spot downtown.More>>
By: Diana Johnsen email@example.com It's a sigh of relief for 32 workers at Simonsen Iron Works in Spencer. Over a week ago, employees were told the plant was closing. "After I got home, thinkingMore>>
Thurston Manufacturing Company buys Simonsen Iron Works and saves over 30 jobs. More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News (AP) Gov. Terry Branstad says he is prepared to work on a compromise plan for how Iowa delivers health care to low-income residents. Branstad has opposed expanding theMore>>
Gov. Terry Branstad says he is prepared to work on a compromise plan for how Iowa delivers health care to low-income residents.More>>
Shelter at Cook Park now the Leslie B. Triplett Center
By: Sam Doerr firstname.lastname@example.org A former Sioux City construction worker is receiving a major honor from the city. Leslie B. Triplett was a staple in the community until he passed away in 2010. TodayMore>>
A former Sioux City construction worker is receiving a major honor from the city.More>>
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A mile-wide tornado chewing through the Oklahoma City area has reduced neighborhoods to rubble and left cars and trucks crumpled on the sides of highways.More>>
By Sam Doerr firstname.lastname@example.org There's a unique volunteer opportunity at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's in Sioux City: Cuddling! The baby cuddling program is meant to help babies in the intensive careMore>>
Volunteers act as an extension of a nurse and can sing to the babies, read to them or just hold them.More>>
UPDATE: A Sioux City man has pled not guilty to shooting and killing his 2 Labradors faces weapons charges.
Jon Holloway was charged Wednesday with reckless use of a firearm and discharging a gun within city limits.
Two animal abuse charges were dismissed because, according to Lt. Mark Kirkpatrick with the Sioux City Police Department, it's technically not illegal to shoot your own pets.
The 51-year-old is accused of shooting the dogs Tuesday with a rifle in his backyard.
Police say Holloway had been arguing with his sister about the dogs being aggressive.
Holloway's trial is set for April 24th.
Iowa's Animal Abuse Law:
717B.2. Animal abuse
A person is guilty of animal abuse if the person intentionally injures, maims, disfigures, or destroys an animal owned by another person, in any manner, including intentionally poisoning the animal. A person guilty of animal abuse is guilty of an aggravated misdemeanor. This section shall not apply to any of the following:
1. A person acting with the consent of the person owning the animal, unless the action constitutes animal neglect as provided in section 717B.3.
2. A person acting to carry out an order issued by a court.
3. A licensed veterinarian practicing veterinary medicine as provided in chapter 169.
4. A person acting in order to carry out another provision of law which allows the conduct.
5. A person taking, hunting, trapping, or fishing for a wild animal as provided in chapter 481A.
6. A person acting to protect the person's property from a wild animal as defined in section 481A.1.
7. A person acting to protect a person from injury or death caused by a wild animal as defined in section 481A.1.
8. A person reasonably acting to protect the person's property from damage caused by an unconfined animal.
9. A person reasonably acting to protect a person from injury or death caused by an unconfined animal.
10. A local authority reasonably acting to destroy an animal, if at the time of the destruction, the owner of the animal is absent or unable to care for the animal, and the animal is permanently distressed by disease or injury to a degree that would result in severe and prolonged suffering.
11. A research facility, as defined in section 162.2, provided that the research facility performs functions within the scope of accepted practices and disciplines associated with the research facility.