Belle Plaine train crash was apparent murder-suicide

Law enforcement agents say they don’t know what prompted a Belle Plaine mother to step in front of a train and take her 8-year-old son with her. The Iowa...

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Barack and Michelle Obama sign multiyear Netflix deal

LOS ANGELES — Netflix has secured a deal with former president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to produce series and movies for the streaming service. The former...

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Texas leaders: Prevent shootings with more screening, armed teachers

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas political leaders are considering installing airport-style security at public schools and screening students for mental health issues as alternatives to gun control to thwart a...

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Farmers plow ahead with plantings as China trade war fears ebb

CHICAGO — U.S. farmers said they would push ahead with plantings planned before U.S.-China trade tensions eased and, now that the two countries have resumed talks, take a wait-and-see...

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Houser, Walker rivals close on spending in Linn Supervisor’s race

CEDAR RAPIDS — As the June 5 primary nears, Linn County Board of Supervisors District 1 candidates James Houser and Stacey Walker, running in the county’s only contested primary...

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Today’s best bets around Siouxland

Today’s top picks from our online calendar. Find more events at siouxcityjournal.com/calendar.

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Marriage licenses

Marriage licenses issued recently in Woodbury County:

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Sioux City Heelan grad overcomes loss of father in fatal car crash

SIOUX CITY — Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.

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