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Saturday News, February 10th

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R-V’S- BOATS- FISHING GEAR & BIKES HIGHLIGHT ANNUAL OUTDOOR SHOW

THIS WEEKEND THE SIOUX CITY CONVENTION CENTER WILL BE FILLED WITH BOATS, R-V’S AND FISHING GEAR.

POWELL BROADCASTING’S DAVE GROSENHEIDER SAYS IT’S TIME FOR THE ANNUAL CLASSIC ROCK OUTDOOR SHOW:

AS PART OF THE RIVER CITY ANGLER’S SWAP MEET, THERE’S SEMINARS ON HOW TO REEL IN THOSE PRIZE TROPHY FISH:

KIDS ATTENDING THE EVENT MAY END UP CATCHING A PRIZE FISH OF THEIR OWN:

THE OUTDOOR SHOW AND RIVER CITY ANGLERS SWAP MEET RUNS SATURDAY FROM 9AM UNTIL 5PM AND SUNDAY FROM 11AM UNTIL 4PM AT THE SIOUX CITY CONVENTION CENTER.

TICKETS ARE FIVE DOLLARS AT THE DOOR WITH KIDS UNDER 12 ADMITTED FREE.

YOU MAY PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS FOR FOUR DOLLARS AT SIOUX CITY BOMGAARS STORES.

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WEEK FIVE OF IOWA LEGISLATURE CONSISTS OF EDUCATION BILLS AND STATE BUDGET CONCERNS

WEEK FIVE OF THE GENERAL SESSION OF THE IOWA LEGISLATURE HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND IT LOOKS LIKE BIG ITEM THAT CAME OUT OF BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE WAS THE SCHOOL FUNDING BILL.

THE IOWA LEGISLATURE HAS PASSED A BILL THAT WOULD ADD $32 MILLION DOLLARS, OR A ONE PERCENT INCREASE TO THE STATE’S K-12 EDUCATIONAL FUNDING. ALTHOUGH THE STATE HOUSE, AND THE STATE SENATE, HAVE AGREED ON THE ONE PERCENT INCREASE, THE HOUSE REJECTED THE SENATE’S BILL THAT WOULD GIVE AN ADDITIONAL $14 MILLION DOLLARS TO FUND THE COSTS WITH TRANSPORTATION, AND THE INEQUITIES BETWEEN LARGER AND SMALLER SCHOOLS.

STATE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE CHUCK HOLZ OF LE MARS EXPLAINS WHY THE HOUSE REJECTED THE PROPOSED BILL.

ASIDE FROM THE EDUCATION BILL, THE STATE LEGISLATURE CONTINUED THEIR TALKS OVER IOWA’S STATE BUDGET CONCERNS.

WITH THE FUNNEL DEADLINE APPROACHING, THE STATE LEGISLATURE PLANS FOR A BUSY NEXT WEEK.

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FORMER SAC CITY COUNCILMAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGES

A former Sac City councilman has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing two young girls.

76-year-old Gary Hansen Sr., entered a written plea Thursday in Sac County District Court to four counts of second-degree sexual abuse.

Police say Hansen had sexual contact with two girls who were then under the age of 12 in 2009 and 2010, and that one of the victims was about 6 years old at the time.

Hansen served on the Sac City Council until 2015, when he lost a bid for re-election.

A trial date in the case has not been set.

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THE AMERICAN RED CROSS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS IN IOWA

The American Red Cross is recruiting volunteers for a host of positions across Iowa. Matthew Thieschafer (TEE-shay-fer), a volunteer services specialist for the agency, says they have great opportunities for people who want to help others in their hometowns or abroad.

If disaster response isn’t appealing, the Red Cross could use a hand with its community outreach efforts.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and commit to one year of service.

The agency’s training is provided at no cost to the volunteers. Learn more at redcross.org.

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MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER URGES FARMERS TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT INDUSTRY

KLEM NEWS DIRECTOR DENNIS MORRICE WITH THE STORY:

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IOWA MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES IN FATAL ATV CRASH

PRIMGHAR, Iowa (AP) – A northwestern Iowa man has pleaded not guilty to charges in a fatal 2016 all-terrain vehicle crash.

27-year-old Garrett Crowl entered the written plea Thursday in O’Brien County District Court. He’s charged with two counts of vehicular homicide – one of operating while intoxicated and the other while driving recklessly.

Investigators say Crowl was driving an ATV recklessly while under the influence of marijuana on July 30, 2016, when he lost control in a recreation area near Sheldon and crashed into a tree. His passenger, 25-year-old Shaleah Donavon, died.

Crowl’s trial is set for April 17.

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INVESTIGATION CLEARS COUNCIL BLUFFS OFFICER IN SHOOTING

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – The Pottawattamie County attorney says an investigation has found a Council Bluffs police officer was justified in shooting a suspect.

County Attorney Matt Wilber joined with other law enforcement officials Friday to announce officer Trevor Benson’s actions in the Feb. 1 shooting were justified.

Benson shot 21-year-old Daton Petrey, of Omaha, during an early morning altercation.

Police say Petrey refused to tell Benson his name or get out of his car. When Benson opened Petrey’s door to try to remove him, Petrey put the car in reverse, dragging the officer about 40 feet.

Benson fired two shot, hitting Petrey in the chest. He’s expected to be released soon from an Omaha hospital.

Benson wasn’t hurt.

Authorities say Petrey will face parole violation charges in Nebraska and then will be tried on Iowa charges.