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Morning Meeting: Wednesday Potpourri

Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 9:27 am
By: Karen Sherman
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We’re covering a little bit of everything today.  Here’s a rundown of what we talked about this morning.

Motions hearings are under way in the Ethan Johns murder case.  He’s accused of killing Deputy Chad Mechels last March.  We’re in Parker for the story.

We checked in with several flooded communities last week, but today we’re back on Lake Poinsett.  High water and wind is knocking out walls from cabins.

There’s a vaccine for dogs that protects against a disease that can be found in squirrels.  If left untreated, this disease can be fatal.  A local vet has seen a few cases this week.  We’ll tell you about that tonight.

The Sioux Falls School District is hiring a company to evaluate the schools’ energy efficiency.  We’ll show you what they’re looking for and the potential savings from making a few changes.  Have you made small changes for your home to be a little more energy efficient?  Have you noticed a significant savings?

A ban on texting while driving goes into effect Thursday in Nebraska.  That means, four of South Dakota’s six neighboring states (Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wyoming) will have laws against texting while driving.  South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana currently have no laws against cell phone use while driving. (SOURCE:

Do you think all states should have laws against cell phone use and driving?  Do you text & drive?  How many drivers do you see texting while driving and do you notice anything different about their driving abilities?