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Boy Scouts To Allow Girls: Local Program Will Welcome Change With Open Arms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Boy Scouts of America made a monumental decision this week. The organization announced it will begin allowing girls as early as next year. KDLT’s Jill Johnson talked to the local program based in Sioux Falls. The Sioux Council says they will welcome the change with open arms. Inside the Sioux Council Office is more than 70 years…

One Killed, Two Injured In Northern Iowa Rollover Crash

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) – One person was killed and two others were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash in northern Iowa. The Winneshiek County sheriff’s office says 25-year-old Justin Vincek died at the scene of the crash around 4:20 p.m. Sunday on a county road. Authorities say 24-year-old Casey Buxengard was driving a sports utility vehicle east at a high…

Iowa Man Loses Hand In Fireworks Incident

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a man lost his hand in a fireworks mishap in northwestern Iowa. Sioux City fire officials responded to the incident around 8 p.m. Monday on the city’s north side. Assistant Fire Chief Dan Cougill says the man had been shooting off fireworks. The man was taken to a local hospital. On Saturday, a…

Nebraska Firework Sellers Scramble For New Business In Iowa

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska fireworks retailers are scrambling into Iowa after that state’s sales ban ended last month and brushing aside concerns that the new policy could hurt sales for their existing shops along the border. Retailers say they’re excited to expand into the new market after former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a law last month to legalize…

Police: Motorcyclist Killed In Sioux City Crash

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a car in Sioux City. Police say the crash happened Friday afternoon at a city intersection when a car turned left in front of the motorcycle. Investigators say the 41-year-old motorcycle rider laid the bike down in an effort to avoid a crash, but hit the side…

Iowans Can Now Buy And Sell Fireworks For First Time In Decades

'It's Lit Fireworks' Near Spirit Lake Officially Open For Business

For the first time in decades, Iowans will be able to purchase fireworks in the state. Some fireworks stands were allowed to start selling them on June 1. But for those hoping to cash in on the new law, it has proved to be easier said than done. The State Fire Marshal has been overwhelmed with applications for permits. The…

Man Accused Of Punching 12-Year-Old Son, Assaulting Other Relatives

SIOUX CITY, Iowa- A Sioux City man has been accused of punching and choking his 12-year-old son and assaulting other members of his family. Court records say 35-year-old JT Ring is charged with child endangerment causing serious injury, two counts of assault, one count of domestic abuse assault and with violation of parole. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call…

Sioux City School District Budget Director Placed On Leave

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Sioux City school district’s budget director has been placed on leave after raising concerns about the superintendent’s management style. Documents say the district placed John Chalstrom on paid administrative leave Feb. 13. The move wasn’t announced publicly. Chalstrom had accused superintendent Paul Gausman of creating a hostile workplace and threatening his job if he…

Fight Over Planned Parenthood Funding Could Lose Iowa Millions In Federal Funding

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Republicans may order the state to foot the bill for a new family planning program that excludes funding for Planned Parenthood. Key GOP lawmakers confirmed Monday they plan to use state money to fund the estimated $3 million program, which requires Iowa to forfeit millions in federal Medicaid dollars. Such a move would tap…

Senior Project Provides Hands On Experience, Takes Two Iowa Teens Back In Time

Two northwest Iowa teens are taking a trip back in time after an old tractor was donated to their high school. In the process of restoring the piece of machinery to its former beauty, the students are getting hands on experience and a history lesson. With just one look, it’s easy to see that this machine has seen better days….

Police Release Surveillance Photos Of Suspects In Sioux Falls Casino Robbery

Police have released surveillance photos from a robbery that took place at a Sioux Falls business Friday morning. Police say that two people, a man and a woman, entered the Happy Jack’s Casino on East Arrowhead Parkway shortly after 7 a.m. They say both had handguns.  One of the suspects went into a back office and ordered the two clerks…

Sioux Falls Police Respond To Record 100K Calls For Service In 2016

Chief Of Police: 'That's certainly a milestone'

The City of Sioux Falls hit a big milestone over the weekend. Sioux Falls Police took their 100,000th call for service; the most they’ve ever seen. KDLT’s Jill Johnson talks with the Chief of Police about how much the calls and the department have grown with the city. “That’s certain ly a milestone for us,” said Sioux Falls Police Chief…