SIOUX CITY WANTS TO ELIMINATE AN ISSUE THAT'S GIVEN OUR TOWN AN UNCOMPLIMENTARY NICKNAME OVER THE YEARS. MAYOR BOB SCOTT SAYS IT'S TIME TO GET RID OF THE NICKNAME "SEWER CITY":
ON MONDAY THE CITY COUNCIL WILL LOOK AT A CONTRACT WITH A GEORGIA COMPANY TO PROVIDE ODOR CONTROL DEVICES FOR SOME CITY FACILITIES:
THE CONTRACT WILL BE FOR ONE YEAR WITH FOUR OPTION YEARS. IT WILL BE PAID FOR BY THE CURRENT ODOR CONTROL BUDGET AND SAVINGS FROM THE WASTEWATER PLANT.
A CITIZENS COMMITTEE ON ODOR WILL ALSO BE FORMED BY THE CITY IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
SOME MORE CITY STREET CLOSINGS AND DETOURS ARE IN STORE FOR DRIVERS NEXT WEEK AS WE SWING INTO ROAD CONSTRUCTION SEASON.
FAIRMOUNT STREET AT 2ND STREET WILL CLOSE MONDAY MORNING FOR PAVEMENT AND UTILITY RECONSTRUCTION. DETOURS WILL BE POSTED FOR THE WORK THAT WILL TAKE UNTIL MID-MAY TO COMPLETE.
THEN ON NEXT FRIDAY, THE HAMILTON BOULEVARD-WESLEY PARKWAY PROJECT RESUMES.ONE LANE OF HAMILTON EACH WAY FROM WEST 8TH TO WEST 15TH WILL BE CLOSED, SO TRAFFIC WILL BE SLOWED.
THAT PROJECT INVOLVES NEW WATER MAIN AND SEWER CONSTRUCTION, TO BE FOLLOWED BY PAVING OF THE INTERSECTIONS AND THE HAMILTON BOULEVARD MAINLINE. THAT WORK WILL TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS TO COMPLETE.
A 49-year-old Iowa woman on probation for dumping 23 dead or dying dogs in a Nebraska cornfield in 2008 has admitted violating probation by living with 13 dogs.
A judge told Denise Withee, of Mapleton on Thursday that she'll be resentenced on April 26 and that she could face prison time.
Court records say Withee originally was sentenced in September 2009 to four years of probation and was ordered not to own, possess or reside with any animal for five years.
The 13 dogs were found by Iowa authorities in January in the home Withee shares with her mother.
Withee will remain in Hall County Jail in Nebraska until her sentencing.
A former assistant U.S. attorney alleges in a lawsuit that she was subjected to age discrimination andharassment by her boss, Stephanie Rose.
Rose is a federal judge nominee now under consideration by the U.S. Senate. The lawsuit was filed by 55-year-old Martha Fagg.
She was a lawyer for 12 years in the Sioux City branch of the U.S. Attorney's Northern District office.
She alleges Rose removed or demoted staff and attorneys older than 40. After complaining in 2010, Fagg says Rose began a prolonged retaliation.
In a statement Thursday evening, Rose called the claims meritless. Fagg is seeking lost earnings, compensation for distress and other damages.
If confirmed, Rose would be a federal judge for the Southern District of Iowa. She is 39.
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