Wednesday Afternoon News, December 12
Le Mars Police Investigate Burglary At Taco John's
(Le Mars) -- Le Mars Police are investigating a burglary that occurred on Saturday morning at about 3:00 a.m. The burglary was at the Taco John's Restaurant located on Business Highway 75. Entry was gained to the business by forcing the rear door open. Once entry was made, an undetermined amount of cash was removed. This burglary is similar to a rash of burglaries in other communities reported in the last couple of months. The case is under investigation.
Sioux City To Retain Riverboat Casino For Another Year
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Sioux City has reached an agreement to extend a lease for the floating Argosy Casino.
The Sioux City Journal (http://bit.ly/RpnkGr ) reports the city and casino operator Penn National Gaming Inc. agreed to extend the casino's lease for another year, with an option to extend it for an
additional 18 months after that.
The City Council must approve the extension. The existing lease expires at the end of January.
The city collects about 3 percent of Argosy's adjusted gross revenue under the contract. About 300 people work at the casino.
A land-based casino will replace the riverboat casino. Three developers are seeking a state license to develop it.
Another Lawsuit Filed Against ABC News Over Lean Finely Textured Beef
(Sioux City) -- Another lawsuit has been filed regarding Beef Products Incorporated and national media reports referring to its lean finely textured beef as "Pink Slime". Former BPI Environmental Health and Safety Director Bruce Smith filed the civil lawsuit in Dakota County District Court against ABC Television and others.
Smith, who is also an attorney, lists up to ten other unknown defendants who may be later determined through the lawsuit.
He's seeking $70,000 in damages plus court costs through a jury trial, and says the amount of money asked for isn't what's most important.
Smith is one of about 800 former BPI employees who lost their jobs because of plant closings related to the ground beef controversy. He's also written a book called "Pink Slime Ate My Job" and says if he sells 100,000 copies, he will donate a dollar for each book sold to other former BPI employees.