A HOUSE FIRE EARLY SATURDAY MORNING HAS CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A SIOUX CITY MAN.
FIRE WAS DISCOVERED COMING FROM THE RESIDENCE AT 1016 21ST STREET AROUND 1:40AM. FIREFIGHTERS QUICKLY PUT OUT THE BLAZE IN THE ONE STORY WOOD FRAME HOME, BUT DISCOVERED A MALE VICTIM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE BUILDING.
HE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WHERE HE LATER DIED FROM HIS INJURIES. THE VICTIM'S NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED. IT'S SIOUX CITY'S 2ND FIRE RELATED FATALITY OF 2012.
THE HOME HAS BEEN RED TAGGED AND THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.
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SIOUX CITY POLICE SAY THERE IS NO EVIDENCE AT THIS TIME THAT A 12 YEAR OLD GIRL WAS ABDUCTED ON THE CITY'S WESTSIDE THURSDAY.
A WITNESS HAD TOLD POLICE SHE SAW A GIRL BEING PULLED INTO A VAN AT MILITARY ROAD AND PRESCOTT AROUND 6PM THURSDAY.
LT. MARK KIRKPATRICK OF THE SIOUX CITY POLICE SAYS NO PARENT HAD REPORTED THEIR CHILD MISSING IN THE SIOUXLAND AREA, AND THAT DETAILS OF WHAT THE WITNESS THOUGHT SHE SAW FROM A BLOCK AWAY COULD NOT BE VERIFIED.
U-S Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack was in Orange City Thursday night to watch his wife Christie debate Congressman Steve King.
The former governor of Iowa, says he's pleased to hear of reports indicating crop yields in many areas are doing better than first anticipated. Vilsack says the Ag department will still get out the word on how farmers can get help if their crops were lost due to drought or other issues:
In terms of the recent changes to the school lunch program, he says it's an issue of national security.
Critics have said high school students aren't getting enough to eat with the new school lunch restrictions. Vilsack says students are being encouraged to bring a snack from home if they need more to eat.