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ups delivery theft when he ordered several christmas gifts last year for his children through amazon. he says it was a lessoned learned because now he and his girlfriend will physically go into a store to complete most if not all of their holiday shopping. corey is not the rst to have his packages stolen om his front ststs as theifs nation wide seem to active especially during the holiday season. it has been reported that ups expects to deliver 630 million packages between thanksgiving all the way up until christmas day. while fed ex is to see about a 12 and a half rise in shipment orders. corey says that he chose the online route because it suit his schedule, but now he double guesses on whether he'll shop online or st actually go to a store. "we went the route of ordering all of christmas stuff online and it's really convenient cause you can get everything from amazon and they ship it in one box...why would you want to spend your whole day foowing a ups truck, when you could just go get a
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your money. that's were taught," said enright. he was able to get from amazon about a month later and now he makes sure that either he or hisgirlfriend are receive any package that is to be delivered. keeps track of and sgt. armstrong says so far the county and reported incidents, but asks that county residents take extra precautions by requesting that a family member, neighbor or friend pick packages up when you are unable to yourself. "we would just ask that the general public be vigilant in watching for anyny perpetrators that may be out there stealing packages and ififhey do see anybyby that's involved in that to call 911 or just the regular number at 279-6510," said armstrong. sgt. armstrong also states that if no one else is availble to pick your packages up
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that your package be hidden like behind a bush or patio of some sort. although woodbury county currently doesn't have any incidents reported, sioux city police takes the report for all city addresses unless there is an extreme case of theft in the area. reporting live in studio, bria bell abc 9 news. jenna: a local college student is being honored for his efforts to make farming safer... and a little easier. and now he's also a few thousand dollars richer. josh doering, a junior at morningside, participated in future founders u.pitch, a competition similar to abc's shark tank. students from across the nation came to chicago compete for a chance to win $5,000. josh's invention called the "seed slide" is a remote box opener that farmers can use to load seeds into planters without climbing ladders. it was inspired by his father work as a farmer. "i got first place,
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great competitors who had great ideas and stuff so it was very humbling to be selected among all of them," said doering. josh says the whole idea was created and implemented within an 8 month time span. he says his future plans include graduating in mama of 2017 and to continue with the business. tim: some tech savy students were awarded a big time grant, as part of the iowa stem program this morning, students partiicipated in an international initiative called the hour of code, which is a school program set on teaching 100 million students around the world at least one hour of computer coding. within the next week more than 800 schools and organizations will take part in the hour of code -it's something the principal at loess hills elementary says, helps them focus strongly on their curriculum "since we're a programming specialty school, we do programming all the time. we do it every week. but when the week comes around where the whole world does it at the same time, that's even
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hour of code because that's what about. elementary a 4 thousand dollar technololo award that coincides with the hour of code program code program jenna: democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton was in the hawkeye state today, pushing closer toward caucuses. jenna: several stops hall style event sullivan brothers convention center there. while speaking to voters, clinton recent comments presidenenal saying republicans criticizing donald outrageous statements themselves. but instead of showing leadership, some of the candidates in this presidential campaign are resorting to really ugly, hateful rhetoric. donald know, he does traffic in prejudice and paranoia. it's
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clinton also made a stop in urbandale iowa today at living history farms. urbandale iowa today at living history farms. tim the republican party is adding another debate to the primary calendar. fox business network will host the sixth republican presidential primary debate in north charleston, south carolina, on january 14th. that's two days after presiden obama's state of the union address and two-and-a- half weeks before the iowa caucuses. fox business has yet to announce the moderatorsrs the additionaldebate has been sanctioned by the republican national committee. it will give g-o-p hopefuls yet another chance to meet on stage before primary voting begins in february. the first-in-the- nation iowa caucuses are on february first jenna: president obama will sign legislation aimed
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behind" education initiative tomorrow. the senate overwhelmingly passed the legislation today, sending the measure to the president's desk. the white house says he will sign the bill, called "the every student succeeds act," into law. "no child left behind" was first approved in 2002 during george w. bush's presidency. but critics have long argued the initiative gave too much power to washington in controlling state education policy. under the new measure, state and local officials will have greater power in determining how to respond to underachieving schools. tim: also today the potus is taking time to celebrate freedom president barack obama joined congress on capitol hill to commemorate the 150-th anniversary of the 13th amendment-- that's the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery. obama celebrated the progress made in the nation towards equality and expressed the need for the continuation of those efforts. "we condemn ourselves to shackles once more if we fail to answer
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they're truly equals in their communities or in their justice systems or in a job interview, we betray the efforts of the paststf we fail to pupu back against bigotry in all of its forms." part of the president's address took aim at republican candidate donald trump's call for a ban on muslims traveling to the u-s. the president said it's important to remember that our freedom is tied to the freedom of others regardless of their background, look or religion. jenna: at abc9 are enenuraging siouxland to join us in giving back this holiday season as well with the operation toys drive. tim: operation toys is a program intended to spread chrismas joy to thousands of needy children around siouxland. if you want to take part all you have to do is bring a new toy to any bomgaars location or right here to our ab9 studio located on
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donated will remain here in souixland and donated to the salvation army to be distributed to less fortunate families. jenna: and still to come tonight we'll take a look at some ways we can keep kids safe and warm during the winter months. (fred) it will remain warm for now, but the weekend will bring a cooldown that will result in a chance of rain and snow. your forecast is coming up next! " " tim/jenna/fred (jenna) fred, what a day! (fred) what a day indeed!
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downtown siouxuxity shows the e ve scene. 56 was the high today--an incredible 23 degrees above normal, but not warm enough for the record. that is from 1957. last night's low was 30, well above normal too. highs over western iowa were in the 40s and 50s. it was even warmer in the west--look at o'neill, ne! 67! 45 is our sioux city temperature. local temperatures are 39 in spencer, and 40s and 50s for the rest of us! local winds are from the south at around 5-10 miles per hour. these winds will be picking up tomorrow. the satellite and radar shows that there is a weather system to our west, but this is not the system that will affect us over the weekend. that one is still waiting for takeoff behind this one. the ststmcast hd shows iet weather tonight, a few early sprinkles tomorrow north of us highway 18, breezy winds tomorrow, and then a nice day friday before cooler air pushes in saturday. your forecast for tonight is for a low of 40s and partly cloudy skies. tomorrow, look for a high of 52 and breezy winds. the 7- day forecast is a busy one. it shows 54 on friday, then a
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chance of snow sunday. another system may affect us with more rain and snow tuesday and wednesday. jenna/tim/fred (tim) thanks, fred. (fred) thanks. tim: coming up next.. it might not feel
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it might not feel like winter today in souxland but it is decememr and when we come back, we'll have some ways to keep your kids safe and warm as they venture out in the
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want to go out and play in lhe snow... or just go out and play in the chilly weather. in today's health minute holly firfer give us tips on how to keep kids warm and safe as they head out into the elements. winter temperatures have arrived early in many parts of the united states and children are heading outside to go sledding, build
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you bundle up your kids, take a few precautions to ensure they are safe out in the cold. it may seem obvious, but dress your children in layers. that way if one layer gets wet, they can remove it and still be warm. wearing waterproof pants and jackets as the top layer, is one way to stay dry in the snow. cotton holds moisture-- wool is a better choice. and don't forget the mittens, hats, scarves and waterproof boots. spending too much time in the cold increases your child's risk for frostbite. the ears and nose as well as the hands and feet are the most vulnerable, so keep those well covered. the first warning signs are often a "pins and needles" sensation and numbness. cold weather can also cause the body to lose heat faster than we can produce it, leading to a drop in body temperature called hypothermia. if left untreated it can be life threatening. for kids, it's a winter wonderland out there, so check on them often so they stay safe as they play. for today's health minute i'm holly firfer
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lateststiral video taking up your facebookokews feed? it's giving new parents everywhere a new tool to calm their babies. it's called "the hold" and this video, from a california pediatrician has over 14-million views on youtube. in it, he shows his patients how to hold an infant just so... to sooth them. parents everywhere are trying it, including new mom betsy flowers from sioux city. dr. hamilton says, "there must be a lot of crying babies out there, number one, and there must be lots of moms and dads looking for answers." betsy flowers says, "i think when you get to that point, you'd probably try anything to sooth a baby. you just want her comfortable or to find out what's making her upset." coming up a ten, we try out "the hold" with baby eisley (eyes-lee) and more from my conferstation with dr. hamilton about how popular his video has become. coming up in sports...the
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volleyball team is in the elite eight for the first time in school history. find out whahathe run means to the wildcats up ahead.d. just over 24 hours iowa and iowa state battle for bragging rights. we'll have a report from iowa city and the hawkeyes after
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scott kneifl has racked up an impressive resume. the all-time wins leader at wsc, kneifl has led the wildcats to 10 ncaa tournaments, but now they're reaching new heights.
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are currently in tampa florida right now gearing up for the elite eight for the first time in wayne state history. the wildcats, seeded 7th out of 8 teams in the central regional, ran through three higher seeded teams i ia combined 10 sets, cluding a 3-0 sweep of the 7 time defending national champion concordia st. paul. now, wayne state has their attention on making more history. elizabeth gebhardt--"it's a huge benefit for this area. whenever we go somewhere, people always ask where are you guys from and we can finally say we are from wayne, nebraska and put us on the map just a little bit more and people know where we are from." scott kneifl--"i think that this group right here, they have raised the bar for wayne state volleyball without a doubt. we've had great teams in the past we have a great progogm here and to see these guys do is at the end of the year...its a really exciting time for our program." leisa mcclintock--"if we can bring home a national championship...i think being a part of this team to be able to do that...speechless. i wouldn't have words." scott kneifl: ey are ready to grind it out. they are ready to compe against everybody so we are going to go down and take it one point at a time one game at a time and see what happens." abc9 sports reporter alex
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with the wildcats before they left for florida...he'll have a full report tonight at 10. chris: state bragging rights are on the line tomorrow when iowa heads to hilton coliseumum to take on the cyclcles. yesterday we heard from, alex giaimo anchors our coverage with the black and gold. alex giaimo--"the hawkeyes head into ames for the annual cy-hawk battle as winners of their last four games. they are playing sound basketball right now but they know the task this thursday against the unbeaten and fourth ranked cyclones will be much harder." fran mccaffery--"yea you know we are playing the fourth ranked team in the country with a lot of experience, yea a lot tougher." alex giao--"iowa is looking to rebound from last year's blowout loss on their home court." mike gesell--"you know we had a really bad taste in our mouth after that gamemee felt we didn't play very well. you knkn, anytime you se big like that to an in-state rival it's not fun." alex giaimo--"the hawkeyes are hoping third time's a charm. in 2013 they went into hilton colliseum..eventuall y losing the lead during the last seconds of the ga." adam woodbury--"obviousl y they got a very good team. they got
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of years. last time we played there it was a tough loss. i think that anytime we step on the court we want to win." mike gesell--"it's going to be uh a tough game. great atmosphere. i love playing there, you know, guys that we've played against before. it's going to be a great matchup another great opportunity for us to play one of the best teams in the country." alex giaimo--"tipoff on thursday will be just after 6:30. in iowa city with your hahaeye heaquartererreport. alexexiaimo, abc9 sports." speaking oiowa state, cyclone running back mike warren was named big twelve offensive freshman of the year today. warren led all ncaa freshmen with 1,339 rushing yards and set a school record with 5.9 yards per carry. teammate demond tucker, who was speaking of iowa state, cyclone running back mike warren was named big twelve offensive freshman of the year today. warren led all ncaa freshmen with 1,339 rushing yards and set a scscol record with 5.9 yards per cacay. tucker, who was team with 6 sacks, was the conference defensive newcomer of the year as well.
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at the helm, northwestern's kyle achterhoff resigned today as the red raider head football coach. achterhoff led northwestern to a 56-19 record, three appearances in the naia playoffs, and a share of the gpac title in 2014. northwestern now becomes the second local school in search of a new head football coach...dordt's greg youngblood resignededhree weeks ago.
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it's time for our facebook fan photo of the day. today's picture comes from... the woodbury county sheriff's office. instead ofhe popular "elf on a shelf" tradition some families do this time of year... the sheriff's office has a "deputy on the shelf." if you're like to submit a facebook fan photo, just post it on our
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jenna/tim/chris/fred: (fred) your forecast for tonight is for a low
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