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Monday News, March 28


Sioux City police say the burglary suspect that was shot in a march 21st home invasion in the 1600 block of Nebraska Street remains hospitalized.

A second suspect who fled the scene has not yet been identified.
Police say two men armed with guns reportedly approached that residence and confronted the male occupant.
Investigators say when one of the suspects fired at the resident, he armed himself and shot back, striking the person outside.
That person fled to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
No charges have been filed at this time and the names of those involved have not been released.
Inmate death
A Sioux County inmate serving a sentence in state prison has died.
Authorities say 75-year -old Lloyd Harlan Schlumbohm was pronounced dead due to natural causes last week at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Schlumbohm had been serving a 10-year maximum term for the crime of sex abuse 3rd degree from sioux county.
His sentence began on april 25th of 2018.
Passwords (s)
With new online scams emerging almost daily, Iowans are being encouraged to brush up on their computer security precautions.
Consumer protection advocate Michael Domke (dom-kee) says you should consider using a password manager on your computer and phone, instead of reusing old passwords.
Domke says it’s important to keep the password you use for your personal email account or cell phone as strong as possible and never use it for other apps or websites.
One really good idea is to put your most important accounts — like your email, banking and credit card accounts — behind two-factor authentication.
That way, even if someone can work out your password, your information will stay safe and you can be alerted to update your password.
Even cursory knowledge about you could let people get past basic security questions.
Making a password “strong” may involve having it be at least eight characters, with some upper and lower case letters, as well as numerals and symbols.
Fortenberry resigns
Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry has resigned from office effective March 31st.
Fortenberry resigned Saturday after a California jury had convicted him of lying to federal authorities about an illegal campaign donation from a foreign national.
He was found guilty of one count of falsifying and concealing material facts and two counts of making false statements.
The charges stemmed from an October indictment after authorities said he lied to FBI agents in two separate interviews about his knowledge of an illegal $30,000 contribution from his campaign from a foreign billionaire.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Governor Pete Ricketts had all called for the 1st District Republican to resign after he was convicted.
Fortenberry has served Nebraska in congress since 2005.
Under Nebraska State Law, Ricketts has to schedule a special election within 90 days once a congressional seat becomes vacant.
Each political party gets to pick a nominee who will run to serve the remainder of the congressional member’s term.
State Senator Mike Flood, a Republican; and State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks, a Democrat, will both run in the special election to fill the seat and also run in November so they can serve the subsequent term.
Nebraska’s primary is May 10th.
Because counties have already mailed ballots to military members serving abroad and other absentee voters, it’s too late to remove Fortenberry’s name from the primary ballot.
20th St S.E. construction
The intersection at 20th St. S.E. and K49 in Le Mars will be closed starting on March 28th for sanitary sewer work. the sanitary sewer from the new addition will be tied into the existing sanitary sewer, which will require them to go under 20th St S.E. they are planning to have it reopened by April 8th , weather permitting.
Garden Show
The annual Siouxland Garden Show is set for this coming weekend, April 1st and 2nd, in South Sioux City.
After two years of virtual presentations, this year’s show is back in bloom with an in-person event at the Marriott Center in South Sioux with vendors and much more. education is still a big focus with 18 sessions featuring some of the top gardening speakers from the area.
There will be a landscaping table where I-S-U professors and master gardeners will be available for free consultations.
There’s also a winter farmer’s market featuring popular vendors from the Sioux City farmer’s market.
Doors open at 9 a.m. each day and the show runs until 6 p.m.
Admission is $5 per day with children 12 and younger admitted free.