THE SUSPECT ACCUSED OF THE APRIL 29TH SHOOTING OF A SIOUX CITY POLICE OFFICER HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO THE FIVE CHARGES AGAINST HIM IN THE CASE.
22 YEAR OLD JAMAL DEAN IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER, ASSAULT CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY, ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON AGAINST A PEACE OFFICER, WILLFUL INJURY AND GOING ARMED WITH INTENT.
DEAN APPEARED FRIDAY MORNING AT AN ARRAIGNMENT BEFORE JUDGE JOHN ACKERMAN IN WOODBURY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT:
JUDGE ACKERMAN SET AN AUGUST 6TH TRIAL DATE FOR THE CASE.
DEAN REMAINS IN CUSTODY IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL.
AN ONAWA IOWA WOMAN HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN THE DEATH OF HER INFANT SON.
25 YEAR OLD ASHLEY DANIELLE CAMERON WAS ALSO FOUND GUILTY OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT BY JUDGE JEFFREY NEARY IN MONONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.
CAMERON HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN THE FEBRUARY, 2012 BATHROOM DROWNING DEATH OF HER 15 MONTH OLD SON MARKIS DAHMS.
JUDGE NEARY SET A SENTENCING DATE OF JUNE 28TH.
Powerball officials say the jackpot has now climbed to an estimated $600 million dollars, making it the largest prize in the game's history and the world's second largest lottery prize.
Iowa Lottery spokesperson, Mary Neubauer, says a number that big grabs everyone's attention.
A record Powerball jackpot of 587-million dollars was won in November. Neubauer says the switch from a one-dollar to a two-dollar ticket for Powerball has helped create bigger jackpots more often.
The next Powerball drawing is 9:59 p-m on Saturday. In Iowa, you can buy a ticket for Saturday's drawing up until 8:59 p-m that day.
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are about 1 in 175 million.
The governor has approved the renewal of a tax incentive for businesses that set up shop in five cities situated along Iowa's borders.
All but five legislators voted for the legislation and Governor Terry Branstad signed it into law Thursday afternoon.
Paul Eckert, the city manager for Sioux City, says 15-hundred jobs in Sioux City can be traced back to the tax break established when the program began in 2006.
The program is only available in Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Burlington, Fort Madison and Keokuk and the bill the governor signed into law yesterday extends the program for five more years.
Businesses that promise to locate or expand in those five cities may qualify for a state withholding tax credit under the program.
The business can claim a tax credit that amounts to three percent of the gross wages it pays to newly hired employees.
The cities also get an equal amount from the state. It can be used on projects, like streets, that benefit the business involved.
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