Tuesday Afternoon News, April 21
Arrest Made On Sioux City Hit And Run Accident
(Sioux City) -- Sioux City Police have arrested a 74 year old man in connection with the hit and run accident that injured two juvenile girls last Saturday. Thomas Scheitler of Sioux City has been charged with Aggrevated Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident due to the injuries suffered by the victims.
Iowa's Unemployment Rate Falls
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A state report released Tuesday shows Iowa's unemployment rate dropped for the third-straight month this year, down to 4.0 percent in March.
Iowa Workforce Development data shows the rate improves upon February's 4.1 percent and the March 2014 rate of 4.4 percent. It is also under last month's national average of 5.5 percent.
Iowa lists approximately 1.65 million people as employed in the state, 600 more than in February and 25,500 higher than last year. The report also shows the education and health services sector posted the most job gains in March with an increase of 2,300.
Agency director Beth Townshend says consistent growth in Iowa's nonfarm workforce shows such employment has expanded to an all-time state high, boosting the overall number of nonfarm jobs to about 1.57 million.
Five Upstart Businesses To Compete For Development Contest
(Le Mars) -- Northwest Iowa Development is holding a contest which encourages entrepreneurs to create new small businesses. The program is referred to as "Dream Big - Grows here". Le Mars Chamber and LBIC Executive Neal Adler serves as a director with the Northwest Iowa Development. He says the program has been active for several years.