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a paraplegic iowa man is working to make his favorite gun range more accessible to disabled shooters. "i was completely blown away" a mother is now reacting to news the woman who killed her daughter is getting a shorter sentence "we have got to expand social security benefits " a couple of candidates make stops in iowa as caucuses inch closer. allison: good evening and thanks forning us... i'm allison warren. public shooting ranges...give gun enthusiast a free place for safe target practice. but some aren't handicapped accessible. however, an iowa man is hoping to change that at his favorite range near oyens. abc9s deborah souverain has more. al lenters loves taking aim at the bullseye at the oyens shooting range...near oyens,
iowa.. natpop -- lenters shooting at target . he just wishes he could go alone. i always have someone go with me in case i get stuck," said lenters. natpop - did you get stuck? wife pulling lenter's wheelchair. the issues begin once he leaves his vehicle. "right now it's just paved with these round rocks and my chair does not have much ground clearance. these peebles.... natpop -- al driving wheelchair over pebbles. make it hard to get around. and getting comfortable at a nearly impossible. "changing the bench set up here, to something that i can get under with my chair. it's kind of hard to reach," said al lenters. he's hoping to change all of that by teaming up with the tri-state range association. the non- profit..which already works to clean up the range...plans to make the facility accessible. a double wide parking spot, we are going to make a new entrance off of said parking spot and we
are going to pave some access sidewalks and a concrete shooting pad the renovations are being done through volunteer work and donations. and its expected to be completed by spring of next year. a go-fund me account was set up to help. lenters, who became a paraplegic after a motorcycle accident in 2002. says he's looking forward to the changes. "now if we do some improvements to it, it will be that much better," said lenters. deborah souverain abc 9 news. allison: a go fund me account was created to complete the renovations. their goal is 5- thousand dollars. for a link to the go fund me page....visit this story on our website...siouxlan d matters dot com allison: one siouxland family is now publically reacting to the news that the woman who killed their daughter, will not serve her full sentence. autumn elgersma, a 3 years old in orange city, died 2 years ago when her daycare provider threw her down the stairs. rochelle sapp pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment resulting in autumn's death
and was sentenced to 100 years in prison. but autumn's family was shocked and outraged when a judge cut that sentence on thursday. "i was completely blown away. i did not even know that was an option for the judge to reconsider it when rochelle had signed a plea agreement. i believe that he completely forgot who the true victim in this case is." autumn's family tells abc9 that what bothers them the most, is they don't feel as though sapp has shown any remorse, even in her court appearances. "there's just a complete lack of taking any responsibility for her actions and she is showing no remorse. her behavior was stone cold and i really wish people would have been able to see that and it would maybe help them to understand why we are so angry." the elgersma family is honoring autumn by helping start a center in her memory for children who have been abused. we have more information on our website, siouxland matters dot com. allison: what started out
as a mild shed fire, soon turned into a blaze claiming 50 acres of corn just 5 miles south of le mars iowa, a small shed ignited just before one oclock this afternoon and it wasn't long before cinders from the shed blew into a nearby field, causing a raging inferno that stretched across 50 acres of standing corn. by the time fire crews from the le mars fire and rescue department got to the scene, fire chief dave schipper says the second fire broke out. ( schipper says the gusting winds made it difficult to keep the fire contained and under control. two sheds, tools, made it difficult to keep the fire contained and under control. two sheds, tools, equipment and an unknown amount
of silage along with at least 50 acres of standing corn were lost. the fire has been ruled accidental, allison: a harvested field outside of elk point also caught fire today. just after five oclock. crews from both elk point and jefferson fire rescue answered the call and had the fire under control in about an hour. firefighters are investigating the cause of the blaze. allison: early this morning, sioux city fire and rescue responded to a fire at cargill incorporated. firefighters discovered a small fire that was determined to have been started due to an electrical switchgear malfunction. cargill employees were required to de-energize the equipment before fire crews were able to put out the fire. no injuries were reported. allison: and it seems fire crews had a busy morning as they also had to re- extinguish a fire at a house in sioux city that is now being ruled an arson. sioux city fire rescue has determined that a structure fire to a residence on silver street was set intentionally, the first floor of the two story home suffered heavy damages. early this morning,
firefighters were called back to the residence to extinguish an area that had re- ignited on the second floor of the house. no injuries were reported. allison: flying a drone could get a little harder. starting tomorrow, as the goverment is set to announce new regulations. abc's aditi roy with the reason behind the move. " tonight..the faa is set to unveil new rules for the drone ownes the country...requiring those operating the gadgets to register their devices the registry -- just the latest move to regulate an exploding market in unmanned aircraft . some of those drones posing real danger in the air and on the ground. sot: steve. ganyard - "it's just going to be inevitable. somebody is going to fly their drone into a passenger airplane and we are going to lose an airplane sometime.". atc audio - "it just popped up right underneath our nose" from close calls with commercial jets, to whizzing drones forcing no- fly zones for firefighters out west. the rest of us on the ground - on guard, too. just last month drones crashed in new york and california. an estimated 500,000 drones already in the air and now those skies are about to get a whole lot buzzier.
nats (buzzing drone) another 750,000 drones are expected to be sold this christmas reporter tag: those new rules on drones like this one could be ie by christmas. details of the faa's plan will be announced tomorrow. " allison: the thirty ninth annual crop walk in siouxland had hundreds of walkers up and moving this afternoon. the walk stands for communities responding to overcome poverty. malnutrtion affects 150 million children worldwide so for many local families, it's a cause they're pasionate about. "i think it's a great event and it was a really beautiful day for it today and we had a good time enjoying friendship with my girls here." last year the walk raised more than 30 thousand dollars in pledges with more than 350
allison: tune in tomorrow morning for "get going with jessica rae" this week jessica rae explores the human brain, and what it takes to get motivated to get going... she finds out what motivates people, and how you can motivate yourself to live a healthy active lifestyle. tune in at 5 and 6 a-m for get "going with jessica rae" allison: when we come back... the latest on the campaign trail. right here on your local election headquaters abc9 news. elisa warmer tonight and tomorrow. better looking rain chances in the 7 day, your forecast is next.
iowa. and all the while, presidential candidates continue to pour into the state. including vermont senator bernie sanders. sanders who spoke at a house party event in iowa city this afternoon, as part of his two-day swing through the state. while at the podium, sanders tackled tough topics including poverty, campaign finance and the
current situation of social security. sanders also addressed a recent comment he made, concerning tax hikes in the country. sanders continues his swing through iowa tomorrow at continues his swing through iowa tomorrow at 11 in the morning at william penn university in oskaloosa iowa. that event is free and open to the public. allison: carly fiorina was also in the hawkeye state today. fiorina made a stop in cedar rapids calling for a more accountable, transparent federal government, the rebuilding of the u.s. military and an end to the quote "crony capitalism " fiorina, is polling in third in national polls on the republican side and fourth overall in iowa. fiorina will be
along with nine other gop presidential hopefuls - for the republican party of iowa's growth and opportunity the iowa state fairgrounds in des moines. donald trump blame president bush for the 9/11 attacks.. and now.. trump saying he could have prevented them. abc's devin dwyer has more. the nation's attack tonight donald trump suggesting he could have stopped the 9/11 hijackers- sot/trump to fox if i were running things, a bold claim challenged swiftly by jeb bush -- nat clown music in a new campaign video, mocking trump and his ability to be commander in chief. sot/jeb to cnn he's an actor playing a role of the candidate for president, not boning up on the issues. bush going on the attack as he struggles in the polls... angered by trump's suggestion that former president george w. bush, is responsible for 9/11.
/trump to fox i'm not blaming george bush, but i don't want jeb bush to say 'my brother kept us safe meanwhile, vice president joe biden nearing s a decision on a 2016 campaign. perhaps the biggest sign he'll run -- a personal phone call on friday from the vp to the nation's powerful firefighters union. the president of the union telling abc news they discussed in great detail biden's campaign strategy. tonight, biden holed up inside his delaware compound after a weekend of family sports games and a gala in new york city... there biden signaled he still struggles with grief over the death of his son beau. . sot/biden sat night as my son beau used to say, just keep moving forward. his potential rivals are pushing forward on the campaign trail.... and appearing on saturday night live. fake bernie/ snl: "i own 1 pair of underwear, that's it. firstname.lastname@example.org m clear skies on both the kings pointe storm lake and port neal welding
hd. temperatures were 9 above normal today, they'll be near 20 above tomorrow! still not too cool out there, temperatures still in the 60s for some, that's about 10 to 20 degrees warmer than we were this time yesterday, and we'll add almost 10 more tomorrow. but even with temperatures in the 70s, our air is still dry with dew points in the 40s. breezy too! winds 10 to 20 mph. dry air and winds, there's a red flag warning in effect for eastern siouxland. avoid outdoor burning. tonight, clear skies with warmer temperatures and breezy winds. getting down to 52. stormcast hd has us staying breezy
front keeps southerly winds in place and gets them to be a bit windy tomorrow. that will warm us 10 more degrees for tomorrow. front stalls, which keeps a scattered showers tuesday. it gets out of here wednesday, sunshine. better rain chance to come thursday and friday. report card, a all day. windy but not too bad with sunshine and very warm temperatures, like today. kids will need a sweatshirt in the morning, but it will be warm by recess. dismissal near 80. tonight, warmer and breezy under mostly clear skies. low 52. tomorrow, like today but warmer. sunny and breezy, high getting close to 80! 7-day brings those rain chances in tuesday, although wednesday before come thursday and moisture from the
gulf. the kings pointe storm lake and port neal welding company sky cams hd. temperatures were 9 above normal today, they'll be near 20 above tomorrow! still not too cool out there, temperatures still in the 60s for some, that's about 10 to 20 degrees warmer than we were this time yesterday, and we'll add almost 10 more tomorrow. but even with temperatures in the 70s, our air is still dry with dew points in the 40s. breezy too! winds 10 to 20 mph. dry air and winds, there's a red flag warning in effect for eastern siouxland. avoid outdoor burning. tonight, clear skies with warmer temperatures and breezy winds. getting down to 52. stormcast hd has us staying breezy tonight. approaching cold front keeps
to be a bit windy tomorrow. that will warm us 10 more degrees for tomorrow. front stalls, which keeps a chance for scattered showers tuesday. it gets out of here wednesday, leaving us with more sunshine. better rain chance to come thursday and friday. report card, a all day. windy but not too bad with sunshine and very warm temperatures, like today. kids will need a sweatshirt in the morning, but it will be warm by recess. dismissal near 80. tonight, warmer and breezy under mostly clear skies. low 52. tomorrow, like today but warmer. sunny and breezy, high getting close to 80! 7-day brings those rain chances in tuesday, although they're small. dry wednesday before better rain chances come thursday and friday as we import moisture from the gulf. allison/elisa i like near 80 in october! thanks, elisa! allison: when we come back...the cubs battled the mets in game two of the n-l-c-s. alex has the highlights from new york city next in sports.
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the mets had gone 0-7 against the cubs this season. bottome one.....david wright.....belts a shot to deep center field...that drops...one scores....1-0 mets..... still in the first....daniel murphy takes jake arrieta deep with a man on base....that leaves the marks...3-0 new york early in game two.... in the third.....the mets add on...yoenis cespedes...the chopper to short...no play is made....one more comes across...4-0 alex last weekend, the musketeers scored one goal in a two-game set with bloomington. this week, the offense returned. three goals on tuesday at sioux falls. four on friday at omaha. sioux city 3-4 this season....hosting waterloo this afternoon. late first period...already 2-0 musketeers....but waterloo answers on the power play....david cotton chips one past evan smith...blackhawk
second period now..mitch fossier the shot...matt steeves the deflection and in! sioux city back on top 3-1. but nick swaney responds for waterloo two minutes later....somehow sticks that in the back of the net....lead down to one.. later in the period...connor valesano has a golden opportunity with all kinds of space....but he is denied....wouldnt matter...sioux city wins it 7-5. alex to the gridiron, the packers are 5-0 for the first time since 2011. green bay's average margin of victory this season? 11 points...this team knows how to win close games.. and they had another tight battle this afternoon...the pack hosting the san diego super chargers. thats james starks.....and the shovel pass gets it done....five yard score....7-0 green bay.... second half now...pack in front 17-10 before phillip rivers ties the game....ladarius green...19 yards! all square.... but james jones comes to the rescue....aaron rodgers the perfect throw...great catch.....24-17 and the packers hold on for the 27-20 win. to the college
northwestern by thirty on saturday....and akrum wadley was a big reason why. 26 carries, 204 yards and four scores....tying iowa's single game mark for touchdowns in a game. with wadley's 200-yard game, it marks the first time in school history that two different hawks have reached that plateau in the same season. the sophomore enjoyed the ride...and he has his line to thank for that. "shoutout to the line. leader austin blythe. jordan walsh, they opened it up. loosened the load on me. all i had to do was cut of their blocks. jordan, he lightened the load on me he was helping me on the sidelines...showing me someholes i missed, some holes i could hit, he was a great help." iowa now has two conference road wins over ranked opponents for the first time since 2002. the 12th ranked-hawks are on a bye this week. for the first time this season, the huskers are on the winning end of a big ten conference game. nebraska beat minnestoa 48-25. after a string of heartbreaks, saturday's win
was a sigh of relief for mike riley "hint there in the fourth quarter, of maybe this thing getting close, especially when they made the two-point conversion. and it had a hint of that. its relief, but also excitment, yeah." nebraska hosts northwestern next saturday afternoon. in ames....iowa state jumped out to a 21-14 lead against third- ranked tcu in the first half..but the horned frogs scored 31 unanswered points to win it 45-21. the cyclones fell short of an upset bid, but head coach paul rhoads is still pleased with the way his kids battled. "proud of what our guys did for thirty and we needed a little more out of them off. to have an opportunity here tonight. "on offense, you definitely want to get rolling a little bit. we got stagnant a little bit for maybe a couple drives, but we were still hitting some plays downfield, and it was about not getting touchdowns when we needed to."
tough stretch next saturday at second-ranked baylor. its time to vote for our woodhouse game of the week. option one: sioux central at woodbury central...winner takes the last playoff spot in class a's district two. option two: ridge view at western chrisitna...at matchup that could decide the 1a, district two title. vote on our sportszone twitter and facebook accounts. alex/ allison:
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>> following is a production of learfield sports. music >> hi, everybody andndelcome to the paul rhoads show, iowa state falls to tcu 45-21 at jack trice stadium on saturday night. coach, a game where out of the gate, your guys had a lot of energy, a lot of enthusiasm, the stadium was buzzing. a lot of things wereregoing your way