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Thursday Afternoon News – February 25

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SIOUX CITY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A ROBBERY THAT STARTED ON THE CITY’S WESTSIDE TUESDAY NIGHT AND ENDED ON THE NORTHSIDE OF TOWN.
POLICE RESPONDED TO A CALL FROM THE VICTIM AROUND 8:30PM IN THE 3000 BLOCK OF PARK AVENUE ON THE NORTHSIDE.
THE 30-YEAR-OLD VICTIM SAYS HE WAS FORCED INTO HIS VEHICLE IN THE 1400 BLOCK OF ISABELLA STREET BY TWO MEN AND A WOMAN WHO DROVE OFF WITH HIM IN IT.
WHEN THE VEHICLE REACHED THE NORTHSIDE OF TOWN, IT EXPERIENCED MECHANICAL ISSUES AND THE VICTIM WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE AND CALL POLICE.
THE INCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION AT THIS TIME.

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THE EXTREME COLD LAST WEEK RESULTED IN FEWER DONATIONS FOR AREA BLOOD BANKS, AND THEY ARE NOW HOPING TO CATCH UP.

LIFESERVE BLOOD CENTER SPOKESPERSON, DANIELLE WEST, SAYS THE WEATHER OVERALL HAS NOT BEEN KIND.

WEST SAYS THE IMPACT HAS HIT ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WEST SAYS THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL WORRIED ABOUT GOING OUT BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC — AND THEY UNDERSTAND THAT.

YOU CAN CALL 800-287-4903 AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO DONATE AT SIOUX CITY’S  LIFESERVE BLOOD CENTER AT 4501 SOUTHERN HILLS DRIVE.
LIFESERVE BLOOD CENTER PROVIDES BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS TO MORE THAN 120 HOSPITALS LOCATED ACROSS IOWA, NEBRASKA, AND SOUTH DAKOTA.

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THE SOUTH DAKOTA HOUSE WILL CONSIDER TWO ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST ATTORNEY GENERAL JASON RAVNSBORG (ROUNDS-BERG)

RAVNSBORG HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH THREE MISDEMEANORS TIED TO THE CAR-PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAST SEPTEMBER THAT KILLED 55-YEAR-OLD JOE BOEVER (BEAVER) OF HIGHMORE.
REPRESENTATIVE WILL MORTENSON OF PIERRE SAYS IT’S A NECESSARY MOVE:

MORTENSON SAYS HE WAITED UNTIL ALL THE CHARGES HAD BEEN FILED:

HOUSE MINORITY LEADER JAMIE SMITH OF SIOUX FALLS SAYS THE IMPEACHMENT IS A BI-PARTISAN EFFORT:

HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER KENT PETERSON OF SALEM SAYS THEY ARE PROTECTING THE STATE AND THE CONSTITUTION:

IF THE HOUSE PASSES THE ARTICLES, THEN A TRIAL WOULD BE HELD IN THE STATE SENATE, WHERE A TWO THIRDS VOTE WOULD BE NEEDED TO CONVICT AND REMOVE RAVNSBORG FROM OFFICE.

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THE WINNER OF A $500,000 POWERBALL PRIZE SATURDAY IS A SERGEANT BLUFF MAN.
GENE DICE SR. LEARNED DURING HIS MORNING STOP FOR COFFEE THE NEXT DAY THAT HE’D WON BIG:

DICE SAYS THE CLERK WAS MORE EXCITED THAN HE WAS:

THE 73-YEAR-OLD DICE IS RETIRED AND SAYS HE WILL USE SOME OF THE MONEY TO PAY OFF HIS VEHICLES.
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SIOUX CITY IS RESTARTING OPEN ICE SKATING SESSIONS AT THE IBP ICE CENTER ON STADIUM DRIVE.
THE SESSIONS RESUME THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
ONLY 50 SKATERS WILL BE ALLOWED PER SESSION BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, AND PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
YOU MAY REGISTER ONLINE AT WEBTRAC@SIOUX-CITY.ORG AT $6 PER PERSON.
YOU MAY RENT ICE SKATES FOR $3 A PAIR OR BRING YOUR OWN.
THE SESSIONS RUN FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS FROM 7:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. AND SKATERS AGE 12 AND YOUNGER ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE AN ADULT CHAPERONE IN THE FACILITY AT ALL TIMES.
SOCIAL DISTANCING PRACTICES MUST BE FOLLOWED WHILE IN THE BUILDING AND MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES, INCLUDING WHILE SKATING.