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East High students advance to national speech tournament

SIOUX CITY -- Jacob Licht has a neat trick he uses right before a speech competition. Read more

Increase in state school aid to allow Sioux City district to stave off major cuts

SIOUX  CITY -- With state lawmakers settling on a 2.06 percent increase in basic state aid for Iowa’s K-12 public schools, t… Read more

Ricki Lake raves about life on 'The Masked Singer'

LOS ANGELES – When fans approached Ricki Lake and asked if she was one of the mystery singers on “The Masked Singer,” she ju… Read more

Sergeant Bluff man finds long-lost birth father with at-home DNA test kit

SERGEANT BLUFF -- When Tyler Hanson was 5 years old, his mom, Amie, told him he was adopted. Read more

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Iowa news

Mapleton physician surrenders license because of sexual misconduct

DES MOINES -- A physician who formerly practiced in Mapleton, Iowa, has voluntarily surrendered his Iowa medical license bec… Read more

Siouxland Life

A house of peace opens near Newcastle

NEWCASTLE, Nebraska -- The Rev. Jim Kramper moved into his dream home near Newcastle during the fall. Read more

Siouxland Crime & Courts

Man sentenced to 10 years prison for hitting man with gun, possessing marijuana

SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to striking another man with… Read more

Local news

Video of Hairball singer's hair catching fire at Sioux City show goes viral

SIOUX CITY -- The lead singer of a rock tribute band has become a national sensation for a viral video that showed his hair … Read more

Local Business

New Inn hotel, evoking 1920s glamour, to open in Okoboji this May

ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa -- Nearly a year after the demolition of The Inn at Okoboji -- a beloved West Lake Okoboji resort with ro… Read more

Siouxland Crime & Courts

Man arrested after threatening to cut off stepdad's head

SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City man is in custody after trying to break into a home and threatening to cut off his stepfather's h… Read more


They went to an abandoned home to smoke weed. Instead, they found a tiger

Naturally, authorities were suspicious. Read more

Siouxland Crime & Courts

Man who impregnated 14-year-old placed on probation

LE MARS, Iowa -- A man who impregnated a 14-year-old girl was placed on probation Thursday and ordered to register as a sex … Read more

Siouxland Crime & Courts

Transient arrested after trying to cash $7,600 in stolen checks

SIOUX CITY -- A transient man was taken into custody Friday, a week and a half after he tried to cash stolen checks worth th… Read more


South Dakota Senate panel passes bill on missing, slain indigenous women

PIERRE, S.D. — A South Dakota bill that would direct state authorities to prepare guidelines for the reporting and investiga… Read more

This week's promotions Denim & Dreams

At the Sioux City Country Club on February 9 from 5:30-9:00 pm. Buy your tickets online here at Read more Empty Bowls... Eat Soup, Help Others!

A Food Bank of Siouxland fundraiser on Feb. 1 from 5-9 pm at the Delta Hotels by Marriott. Buy your tickets online here at https://scjtix.c… Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

Photos: 2019 Iowa state wrestling championships Saturday action

Photos from Saturday action of the Iowa high school state wrestling championships held in Des Moines. Read more

Photos: 2019 Iowa state wrestling championships Friday action

Photos from Friday action of the Iowa high school state wrestling championships held in Des Moines. Read more


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