SIOUX CITY POLICE HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECKS AT AREA BUSINESSES RECENTLY...MAKING SURE ALCOHOL IS NOT BEING SERVED TO MINORS.
SGT JIM CUNNINGHAM OF THE SIOUX CITY POLICE SAYS EACH ESTABLISHMENT IN TOWN THAT SERVES ALCOHOL IS CHECKED ANNUALLY.
BARTENDERS AT TWO CITY BUSINESSES WERE CITED TUESDAY NIGHT FOR FAILING THE COMPLIANCE CHECKS AND SERVING ALCOHOL TO MINORS. TRAINING IS AVAILABLE TO HELP BARKEEPS SPOT PHONY IDS:
CUNNINGHAM SAYS LETTERS ARE BEING SENT THIS WEEK TO AROUND 200 CITY BUSINESSES THAT SERVE ALCOHOL TO EXPLAIN WHAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP THEM WITH COMPLIANCE.
Former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey is reversing course and says he'll seek the Democratic nomination for the Nebraska seat he once held.
Kerrey's announcement comes just weeks after he publicly rejected a run to replace retiring Democratic Senator Ben Nelson. It's also just one day before Nebraska's candidate filingdeadline.
The 1992 presidential candidate and former Nebraska governor previously said not running was in his family's best interest.
Kerrey's announcement is sure to create state party friction.
Fellow Democrat Chuck Hassebrook stepped into the race after Kerrey bowed out and gave up a University of Nebraska regent seat he's held for nearly 18 years.
Hassebrook was also granted a 10 month leave of absence from his position as director of the Center for Rural Affairs to run for the Senate.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
SIOUX CITY WILL BE FEATURED IN A TV COMMERCIAL TO BE BROADCAST DURING THE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS.
ANNE WESTRA OF THE CITY'S ECONOMIC DEVLOPMENT DEPARTMENT SAYS THE AD WILL PLAY IN ALL EIGHT SEMIFINAL GAMES OF THE BOYS AND GIRLS TOURNEY IN DES MOINES:
SIGNAGE PROMOTING THE VISIT SIOUX CITY-DOT-ORG WEBSITE WILL ALSO BE DISPLAYED IN DES MOINES WELLS FARGO ARENA DURING THE TOURNAMENT.
WESTRA SAYS THE CITY HAS BEEN GIVEN THE AIRTIME FOR FREE BY THE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS NETWORK.
The city of Sergeant Bluff has delayed a council vote on ending its tax incentives for buyers ofnew homes in the city.
The City Council was scheduled to vote Tuesday. But the resignation of Councilman Steve Jauron left the council with a split vote of 2-2.
City Administrator Jim Ferneau says the council will return to the issue when Jauron's seat is filled.
The tax break is aimed at fueling growth but is costing the city tax revenue.
It gives homeowners a break on city property taxes at either 100 percent over three years or varying amounts over 10 years.
Jauron says he's resigning because the council position took too much of his time.
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