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from last year or are needing more ice melt just to be prepared" says joe boyle, store manager, bomgaars. lukas: boyle says they've had winter gear in stock since october, ready just in case an early fall snow storm hit. and as far as today goes ... keep a shovel handy and make sure you are prepared for that snow to hit later today. lukas: and before you get out on the road today make sure to check your tires even if the street in front of your house is clear. we checked with the folks at tires tires tires on what you should keep in mind when the first big snow of the year hits. "we really just want to make sure that tires are in good condition, because traction is going to be very important tomorrow with the first snow. and driving techniques definitely need to change as far as tomorrow's concerned...slow down, take a little extra time, make sure that you give yourself plenty of space to get your breaking done" says craig mcreynolds, general manager, tires, tires, tires. lukas: mcreynolds added that it's also a good idea to keep a winter survival kit in your car... blankets, flashlights, extra batteries ...and a phone charger are all good things to keep handy in case of an emergency in a winter storm. lukas:
the city says they've got the salt and the plows at the ready this morning. city maintenance says they've been preparing since august, getting all of their equiptment lined up and ready to go out as soon as snow starts to actually stay on the ground. they've also already pre treated some of the roads in town. "we've got two brine trucks that have been out and they're hitting the priority ones and priority twos streets . and we have the guys getting all the other salt and equiptment ready as far as putting on plows, putting on salt rigs, making sure they're all ready to go, ready to hit the ground running" says ed pickens, street superintendent for sioux city. lukas: pickens says it's important for drivers to go slowly during the snowy conditions, and stay back from the plows so that they can do their job more effectively and safely. crews will be taking 12 hour shifts as sioux city will have round the clock coverage during the storm. lukas: speaking of snow plows, the department of transportation has made some minor tweaks to their trucks, all in an effort to promote visability during snowtime
conditions that's after a recent bill was passed this legislative session, to promote winter time safety. clair powell from our sister station in des moines brings us more,, "ive been side swiped rear ended" its horror stories like snow plow driver scott robinsons that makes people cringe during winter mohs. snow plow after snow plow being hit while trying to clear the roads and keep you safe. "since 2009, weve had over 200 hits to our trucks with rear ends or side swipes" since 2009, snow plow vs other driver accidents have cost 1.8 million in property damage and nearly 50 injuries- some severe. so, in an effort to curb this ongoing trend. these are being added. blue and white lights. "we all have amber lights.... this separates us from everyone else thats really what we're after" as part of a new law passed by legislation this year- this "blue light project" is a test. with only some of the states trucks sporting the new look. "we have 213 trucks outfitted at a cost
of 175,000 for all of them yes" the flashing lights will be turned on during any type of winter weather- for the next three years. "whether we're anti icing, pre treating any time we're out in a snow or frost event" and it all begins.... tomorrow. "if we can reduce the crashes we can in crease public safety, its a win win for traveling public" lukas: and be sure to send us your snowy siouxland pictures, later today you can send those pictures to news-at-kcau-tv- dot-com and your photos could be featured on air! be sure to tune in later today to see if your snapshot makes our newscast " " lukas: coming up.... the latest from paris, and how police put an end to an
here's a check of the 7 day forecast where we'll have some warming after snow and cold conditions. scott: remember go to siouxland matters dot com. for the latest on this morning's school closings lukas: this morning just a week after the deadly isis attacks in paris, the us remains on high alert. the terror group has released
another video threatening to strike the united states. abc's kenneth moton has the latest . " "this morning, the isis watch continues in the us from coast to coast. the terror group released its third propaganda video this week threatening the us, this time promising to turn the white house black with fire. sot loretta lynchus attorney general we are operating around the clock to uncover and disrupt and plot right now, federal law enforcement agencies are monitoring dozens of high risk radicals in the us around the clock as isis pumps out 90 thousand social media messages a day. there are terror investigations in every state...900 total.
director we are not aware of any credible threat here of any paris like attack. tourists in new york city...surrounded by heavily armed nypd officers. sot celeste mergens/washington state it feels really safe right now. plus, being here is an indicator that we can't choose to let terror end our lifestyle. the goal is to prevent a paris copy-cat attack. after a deadly week in france, new cell phone video shows the moment europe's first female suicide bomber.... nat ...donated. her cousin...the suspected mastermind of the paris attacks also killed during that wednesday raid. french president hollande gave his military the order to intensify air strikes of isis targets in syria and iraq. (kenneth standup close) here at home, secretary of defense ash carter says the us is prepared to change the rules of engagement in the fight against isis saying we will defeat the terror group. kenneth moton, abc news washington. lukas: yesterday, the house of representatives approved a bill that would pause the program to admit refugees until the screening process has been ajusted. congress voted to keep all syrian and iraqi refugees out of the u-s for the time being, the legislation requires the f-b-i to not only run checks on all refugees but for top national security officials to personally certify that each refugee from syria or iraq is not a threat. paul ryan: when we have indications that some of the paris bombers - one at least - may have
don't you think that common sense dictates that we should take a pause lukas: president obama's homeland security secretary briefed members of congress before the vote and tried to assure them that the current process is thorough. the senate will vote on a similar bill later this month. president obama has already vowed to veto the legislation. lukas: the us coast guard is having a record year of drug busts in the pacific the coast guard has seized more than 50,thousand pounds of cocaine from latin america during the past four months . officials took the drugs off a ship in san diego yesterday. authorities seized 66,000 pounds of cocaine and heroin during the first 10 months of the 2015 fiscal year, the value on those drugs is said to be worth more than 1 billion dollars. " " lukas: when we return one pop star is saying no when it comes to internet streaming for her music. that story coming up. " " lukas: plus, it's a very snoop
streaming services.. and a hollywood star gets drunk on set.. rose has the dish in today's hollywood minute. "nat pop the long-awaited release of adele's new album, "25" hits shelves today! but if you were hoping to catch it on streaming sites like 'spotify' and 'apple music'.. you're out of luck. adele reportedly had input in the decision -- following taylor swift's move to keep her own album from being streamed claiming insufficient compensation. "hunger games" star jennifer lawrence admitted to getting drunk before her first ever sex scene with co-star, chris pratt. the two are filming "passengers" - due out next year. lawrence said the stress of rolling around in the sheets
with a married man just got to her. and actress olivia at at sports wondering aloud quarterback arron season with the something to do with munn took to twitter calling out some news organizations and with the story. " lukas: folks in inglewood california got a treat from the rap icon snoop dogg yesterday, just a week ahead of thanksgiving, snoop teamed up with
the city of inglewood, turkeys out to families in need ... out to take part in the give away. he says it's the least he can do. "i'm happy i'm here. englewood, y'all know i love y'all. this is my second home. englewood has been good to me from day one. that's why i love englewood and i just want to let y'all know that i'm going to be doing this every year. i'm sorry that i'm late but we gon make up for it by giving y'all some big fat turkey so y'all can get yall eat on for thanksgiving." snoop dogg says he loves his community and takes part in the turkey five away ... each year jessica rae: scott:
scott: good morning siouxland. we have snow entering the area today. this will be wet and heavy precipitation! a winter storm warning is in effect for the expectation of heavy snow between 4 and 7 inches. temperatures are in the 20s and 30s. the wind is coming in between 5 and 10 miles per hour. here's the dayplanner where we'll have our most intense snow occur during the middle of the day.
chekc outside on one of our iowa d-o-t traffic cam's here at . many folks still waking up and starting their workday....please drive safely everyone... scott: now you'll want to watch your speed in these areas today: floyd blvd and on lewis blvd. police will be running radars, here... so again... mind that speed. " lukas: coming up. genetically modified food, now expanding from fruits and vegetables to animals. more on the f-d- a's latest
a recent salmonella outbreak is being linked to cucumbers according to cdc reports, 838 people have been sickened by salmonella from imported cucumbers symptoms of salmonella illness include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps that begin 12 to 72 hours after a person is infected. most people recover in four to seven days. the cdc, fda and state health officials are continuing to investigate the outbreak lukas: a big announcement from the food and drug administration. just yesterday they've approved the first genetically modified animal to eat ... salmon.
proponents believe it will help lower the cost... but critics argue consumers are left in the dark about what they're eating. abc's brandi hitt reports. " nats -- (cooking salmon) for the first time ever... genetically modified salmon can make it to your dinner table. it's the first altered animal product... approved by the f- d-a... for consumption. sot -- dr. richard besser, abc news chief health & medical editor aqua-bounty -- the company behind the engineered salmon -- calls it a "game changer"... taking dna from a chinook salmon... and from a sea eel... to produce a new salmon... that grows quickly -- from birth. nats -- (opens gate) abc news toured aqua-bounty's panama facility in 2012... where a typical atlantic salmon... is dwarfed by the genetically altered fish. sot -- john buchanan, aquaculture technologies scientist critics though call it -- "frankenfish"... and are concerned
changing an animal's genetic code... could lead to human health issues over time. just like genetically modified crops... the f-d-a determined there was no safety or nutritional difference requiring engineered salmon to be labeled... meaning consumers may not know they're eating it. sot -- (no name given) // "i do feel it should sot -- mark hardy, north dakota grain farmer the hotly debated issue -- has even lead some in hollywood to demand labels for all genetically modified food. sot -- gwyneth paltrow, actress & mother ((on camera tag)) there's no word yet on when this genetically engineered salmon will hit store shelves. health experts say if you have concerns... look for salmon that has the label "wild caught." brandi hitt -- abc news -- los angeles " lukas: thanksgiving is just a week away. and if you haven't done so already, now's a good time to get your turkey. the usda is reporting lower turkey costs. store prices for frozen turkey drops 18 cents per pound since last week. and costs aren't up too much over years past. a typical spread
for 10 people will cost about 49 dollars 41 cents - that's only a 37 cent increase from last year ... and a bit lower than the cost in 20-12. that's all offset by the rising price of butter... which is up almost thirty percent this year. " " lukas: coming up.... a new building to hit the bridgeport industrial park. but does it mean more business to the area. find out when we return.
precipitation!temper atures are in the 20s and 30s. the wind is coming in between 5 and 10 miles per hour. we have a winter storm warning in effect for the region. here's the stormcast hd now where low pressure will move through central nebraska and impact the area with heavy snow - primarily late this morning into the early afternoon. tonight, the snow will taper off and we'll have gradually clearing skies. expect a cold weekend with high temperatures getting into the 20s
southerly flow and we'll expect a warming trend to occur into next week. today's high is 34 with periods of heavy snowfall. tonight's low is 12 with clearing skies and snow tapering off. the high tomorrow is 26 with mostly sunny skies. here's a check of the 7 day forecast where we'll have some warming after snow and cold conditions. scott: remember go to
for the latest on this morning's school closings. lukas: constructors have completed a brand new industrial shell spec (ulative) bulding that's been built at the bridgeport west industrial park. city planners and officials surveyed the 50 thousand square foot space located right next to the new site of the 264 million dollar seaboart triumph foods pork processing plant, mayor bob scott says the building will help fill the much needed
looking to expand or relocate. "there's always somebody calling saying do you have a 40 to 50 thousand square foot building that's readily available and we have not had that for along time here. and now we'll be able to meet those needs and those leads alot quicker." says sioux city mayor bob scott. lukas: scott says outlook for the occupation of this new building is good. the city has partnered with other busnisses in the past to develop three similar spec buildings in the bridgeport west industrial park location. each of those buidlings were occupied by companies within 2 years of their completion lukas: just as the winter weather arrives, a local non profit agency that provides a warm bed for siouxland homeless picked up a big contribution today. "100-plus men who care", presented the "warming shelter" on nebraska street with a check for 62-hundred dollars. the presentation is the first for "100-plus men who care." the new group meets once a quarter to nominate worthy non-profit groups to be their beneficiary. the warming shelter plans to use the funds toward the
purchase of bunk beds that will replace cots currently being used. the "warming shelter" is at capacity with 77 people 100-plus men who care will make it's next check presentation in january. lukas: the keynote speaker for the "generation she women's leadership conference" has been announced. winona laduke will be speaking at the conference on february sixteenth at the marina inn in south sioux city. laduke is a leading voice on native american environmental and cultural issues. lukas: a big event was held last night at unity point saint lukes, it was the 3rd annual movemebr event focusing on men's health.they challenge men to "man up" and get screened for prostate cancer with a simple psa blood test that is made available for only 33 dollars. " "" last year we had 50 come out and get the blood test and two of those came back were they needed to have follow-up appointments. and how we think of that is two of those people probably wouldn't have gotten that screen if we didn't hold that event and that's something we're really really proud of." says event coordinator of unity point st. luke's sara fay. lukas: after screenings and dinner the competitions
began with "a best facial hair" contest and a wing eating contest. lukas: yesterday marked the great american smoke out and folks here in sioux city were spreading awareness organizers decorated this fence, with the acronym g-a-s-o to encourage people to kick the habit of smoking. members of the siouxland district health department and the mayor's youth commission took part in the health initiative. lukas: a local business is putting the spotlight on child hunger in siouxland. employees at woodhouse auto in sioux city fasted for 24 hours to support the food bank of siouxland and they challenged us to do the same. so, we decided to have a little fun with it. our abc9 general manager delivered cookies to woodhouse. employees who couldn't complete the 24-hour challenge had to donate $132 to the food bank. they will sponsor one child for the entire school year as part of the food bank's backpack program which sends sustainable food home with kids on weekends so they ... don't have to go hungry. lukas: a farm management webinar is being held for
nebraskans to educate themselves to increase productivity here's susan risinger with the details. "state patrol trooper jesse pfeifer was recognized this week for his off- duty response to a traffic accident. pfeifer received the state patrol's distinguished service award from patrol superintendent colonel brad rice. nebraska extension will offer a five- week webinar series on farm financial management beginning at 10 a.m. monday. the purpose is to proactively prepare farmers for the cyclical downturn in the farm economy. the website is farm.unl.edu/farmfin ances. and the group organizing norfolk's 150th anniversary celebration next year is looking for 150 donors to each contribute $150 for the event. donors will be recognized on the committee web site, in a commemorative insert in the norfolk daily news, and on a permanent marker in johnson park. there and more stories can be heard on newstalk wjag, literock 97.5 and 106kix . " lukas: coming up in
gameday for the iowa hawkeyes they're looking t go 11 and "oh" against the purdue boilermakers at the univeristy of iowa's kinnick stadium. but before you head to the stands...there are new security measures to look out for.alex giaimo explains. " alex giaimo) due to recent events the university of iowa has tightened its security measures at kinnick stadium for the iowa-purdue game on saturday. fans should expect more extensive screening before, during and after the game. the new policy is modeled after the nfl- which places restrictions on purses and handbags. fans will be prohibited from
into the stadium. bags that are permitted will need to be clear plastic, vinyl or pvc that do not exceed 14"-14 inches. one-gallon clear plastic or ziploc bags are al permitted along with small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5-6.5 inches. the clear bag policy is not tied to any specific threat but reflects modifications made by other venues in light of recent international events. ( alex giaimo) fans should also expect an increased police presence at saturday's game which starts at 11.am. so you might want to give yourself some extra time to get your seat before kickoff. in iowa city with your hawkeye headquarters report, alex giaimo, back to you . " lukas: the beautiful thing about iowa is that our state football games are played indoors. however, today's
winter weather has found a way to make an impact on the state title games. abc9 sports director chris palmquist was in cedar falls last night and he has the latest. it's 72 and calm here inside the dome, but the threat of impending winter weather has pushed back day two of the state football championships for the first time ever. ihsaa executive director alan beste said it was a tough decision, but the safety of players and fans had to come first. " so again, western christian and spirit lake will now go for state championships on monday instead of tomorrow as was originally planned. two area teams were able to get their games in earlier today though. akron-westfield was trying to keep their dream run alive while mmc was looking to send their school out in style. late in the first quarter, 6-0 don bosco and they strike again...brandon bagby throws it to caleb rigdon who makes the great catch in traffic, 14-0 dons after 1. but then the eagles find a groove...on fourth and goal...ben specht throws one up and jacob spieler saves him...mmc cuts the lead in half. and the spieler mismatch was one they'd take advantage of...they
crossing route later in the quarter and take a 15-14 lead. then late in the half...jake hunter is wide open on the drag route...22-14 eagles at the half. in the second, they keep rolling...specht hits spieler...specht set a new record with 7 touchdown passes, spieler, the same with 5 touchdown catches. the dons would make a game out of it, but mmc recovered an onside kick and ran out the clock, they win their 2nd state title in 4 years, 57-52." we've been dreaming about it our whole lives, going out on top and finally got it done tonight--today, so yeah, a great feeling." it feels amazing, i couldn't ask for anything better in my life, it's the best feeling. you know, i'm so happy with what we've accomplished the last four years and we're going to miss the 8-man game, it was very fun." it was going to be talked about, either is it the team that forever lives on as almost or finished it off? and as dicey as it was, we were able to finish it off. i'm very proud of these guys. they deserve this." congratulations to the eagles...akron- westfield in the class a championship for the first time since 2002
4-0 g-r and they add to it...jake schuman from 45 yards away...he takes the bootleg and sprints down the sideline...it was 28-0 after the first quarter. in the second half the westerners find some life...cal eskra to dylan irizarry on the slant...28-6 a dub on the board. later in the third...eskra to austin allard...the uni panthers love the snag...akron- westfield chipping away at the lead. after g-r scored to go up 35-12...the westerners hit paydirt one more time... eskra on the keeper gets it to two scores and a-dub falls in the championship, 52-20. our fans supported us all the way through and i mean, we work hard in the offseason, we worked really hard. and i mean, we believe in each other, we're a family, and that's just tough to beat." our success is not measured in the destination. it's the journey. and this team has had a great journey. they have proved so many people wrong and have got to the state finals and that's what i'm more proud of is their effort throughout the season." ongratulations to the westerners on a
great season. in cedar falls, chris palmquist, abc9 sports. lukas:: scott: it's time now to check on your forecast... it's time now to check on your forecast... scott: good morning siouxland. we have snow entering the area today. this will be wet and heavy precipitation! a winter storm warning is in effect for the expectation of heavy snow between 4 and 7 inches. temperatures are in the 20s and
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have been injured using e- cigarettes are sharing their story. reporter rob hayes has more. " danny califf is a former member of the la galaxy. [notes:nats up: galaxy califf highlight] but the 35-year-old is now making news -- as a victim of an exploding e- cigarette. [notes:danny califf] [take sot name: greg bentley/attorney incue: the battery exploded...right next to his ear...the mouthpiece blasted through his cheek leaving a hole... outcue: and the tank blew off and caught fire califf's case: [notes:nats up: lawsuit drop] ...one of three new lawsuits attorney greg bentley has filed against the electronic cigarette industry. [notes:] [take sot name: greg bentley/attorney number: red incue: nobody expects that you purchase a produce and it explodes
outcue: in your face that's exactly what happened to 23- year-old vince garza. name: vince garza/e- cig exploded incue: as soon as i pushed the button, it exploded!... i was just standing, spitting out blood... outcue: i saw my finger, it was black and it had a hole duration:0'10"] that finger -- now gone... partially amputated. garza's tongue -- mangled, causing him to talk with a lisp. name: no matte -- too quick incue: it makes a big difference on how i outcue: speak duration:0'02"] name: rob hayes stand up incue: bentley says he won a similar e- cigarette lawsuit last month in riverside county. a woman burned -- awarded nearly 2- million dollars! now -- he says his phone is ringing off the hook, outcue: with people who were also hurt by exploding e-cigs! duration:0'13"] [notes:nats up: it's a bomb. you're sucking on a bomb!] this orange county man's case is from last march. [take sot name: 911 call exploding e-cig bentley -- says people should be outraged that e-cigs are ignored by the fda and federally unregulated. [take sot name: greg bentley/attorney incue: its unconscionable that these products are out there and they're randomly exploding outcue: all across the coutnry! eyewitness news reached out to all the companies named in the lawsuits. we were only able to reach four of them, none of which would comment on the cases. bentley says 90% of e-cigs are made in china -- which means if the store where they're bought doesn't have liability insurance -- a lawsuit will be fruitless.
[notes:if buying e-cig made in china, sold by retailer without liability insurance] name: greg bentley/attorney incue: if it explodes in your face, outcue: youre not going to collect from anybody. garza -- says he turned to e-cigs thinking they were a safer way to quit cigarettes. now he wants people to see just how unsafe they can be. name: vince garza/e- cig exploded number: blue incue: i don't want some kid to pick up his brother's vape and boom it explodes, and... outcue: it's pretty dangerous. duration:0'05"] in glendale, rh... " lukas as you just heard in scott's forecast first, a winter storm warning is in forecast first, a winter storm warning is in effect for most of siouxland. some area's could of siouxland. some area's could be digging out of 9 inches of snow.... sioux city is expecting a little less... just last weekend, temperatures were still warm enough for you to treat your grass. , bomgaars' store manager joe boyle says that lots of customers came in yesterday getting in some last minute winter preparations. "every time we have a first snow storm, there's always a rush in the beginning for people who can't find their shovel from last year or are needing more ice melt just to be prepared" says joe boyle, store
boyle says they've had winter gear in stock since october, ready just in case an early fall snow storm hit. . and as far as today goes ... keep a shovel handy and make sure you are prepared for that snow to hit later today. lukas: and before you get out on the road today make sure to check your tires even if the street in front of your house is clear. we checked with the folks at tires tires tires on what you should keep in mind when the first big snow of the year hits. "we really just want to make sure that tires are in good condition, because traction is going to be very important tomorrow with the first snow. and driving techniques definitely need to change as far as tomorrow's concerned...slow down, take a little extra time, make sure that you give yourself plenty of space to get your breaking done" says craig mcreynolds, general manager, tires, tires, tires. lukas: mcreynolds added that it's also a good idea to keep a winter survival kit in your car... blankets, flashlights, extra batteries ...and a phone charger are all good things to keep handy in case of an emergency in a winter storm. lukas: and be sure to send us your snowy siouxland pictures,
later today you can send those pictures to news-at-kcau-tv- dot-com and your photos could be featured on air! be sure to tune in later today to see if your snapshot makes our newscast jessica rae scott: adlib remember go to siouxland matters dot com. for the latest on this morning's school closings. scott: lukas: adlib lukas: when we return. the gripping tale adlib lukas:
siouxland. we have snow entering the area today. this will be wet and heavy precipitation! a winter storm warning is in effect for the expectation of heavy snow between 4 and 7 inches. temperatures are in the 20s and 30s. the wind is coming in between 5 and 10 miles per hour. here's the dayplanner where we'll have our most intense snow occur during the middle of the day. lukas: two major developments coming out of