THE IOWA LEGISLATURE WILL LIKELY CONSIDER AN INCREASE IN THE STATE'S GAS TAX IN THEIR 2013 SESSION.
CHARESE YANNEY OF SIOUX CITY IS ONE THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
YANNEY SAYS THE TAX HASN'T BEEN RAISED IN 20 YEARS AND AN INCREASE IS NEEDED TO FUND NEW ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIRS:
AND WHILE SOME SAY AN INCREASE WOULD COST IOWA BUSINESS OWNERS AN EXTRA 20 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN TAXES, YANNEY SAYS SHE THINKS MANY BUSINESSES WILL PAY THAT IF IT MEANS IMPROVED HIGHWAYS:
YANNEY MADE HER COMMENTS AT THE HIGHWAY 20 ASSOCIATION'S MEETING FRIDAY AT THE SIOUX CITY PUBLIC MUSEUM.
A FEW ROADS WILL BE CLOSED THIS WEEKEND TO ACCOMODATE RHONDA'S SPEAK EASY'S SHOW & SHINE EVENT.
CUNNINGHAM DRIVE FROM DACE AVENUE TO GRAND AVENUE AND ALONG DACE FROM SOUTH MORGAN TO CUNNINGHAM WILL BE CLOSED.
BARRICADES WILL BE UP IN THESE AREAS FROM 10 A.M. SATURDAY, THROUGH 1 A.M. SUNDAY.
A Sioux City man is charged with vehicular homicide and drunken driving in an accident that killed apassenger last winter.
Eighteen-year-old Oscar Ramirez was charged on Friday. Authorities say he was driving an SUV that crashed on Jan. 30 in Sioux City.
A passenger, 18-year-old Nino Segura, of Sioux City, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.
Ramirez appeared in Woodbury County District Court on Friday. An arraignment is set for July 27.
From Associated Press
SIOUX CITY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A ROBBERY AT A WESTSIDE CONVENIENCE STORE.
POLICE SAY SARGE'S MINI MART AT 2329 WEST SECOND WAS ROBBED AROUND 9:40 FRIDAY MORNING.
INVESTIGATORS SAY A WEAPON WAS USED IN THE ROBBERY, BUT NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED AND OTHER DETAILS ARE BEING RELEASED AT THIS TIME.
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