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throughout the day with snow showers falling apart later day. your full forecaca is coming up - your news starts now. "announcer: "now live from kcau-tv in sioux city, iowa... this is abc9 news this midday.... " " jessica rae: good morning and thanks for joining us this midday. thanks for joining us this midday. i'm lukas voss in for jessica rae. we're finding out more about the pilot whose plane crashed in rural nebraska over the weekend. the man was suppose to land in sioux city... but was diverted to the wayne airport because of foggy conditions. jessica rae: the pilot is belived to be chris birk who according to his
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born in mississippi, and most recently moved to sioux city for work. that's according to an area pilot and a coworker of the man. he was flying the cessna 172 when it crashed sunday evening. birk is employed by performance contractors, which is the company doing construction on the c-f industries expansion. one of birk's family will hold home this week. jessica rae: stopped in columbia, missouri he ran into the bad weather. the last communication chris had with air traffic control before his plala crashed nearpender. pilot: "sioux city approach this is cessna n5104 delta; you read me?" jenna: chris birk was nearly at sioux gateway airport when he was denied permission to nd because of low visibility. jenna: he was redirected to the airport in wayne, nebraska. controller: "cessna 04 delta - yeah, keep me advised on how the weather is on your way over there. we're showing vfr skies over wayne, but we are
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over that way. keep us advised and we'll get you down safe." jenna: conditions worsened, appearantly, impacting visibility. pilot: "5104 delta. have not identified the ground yet." controller: "04 delta, roger, and we are now showing a scattered layer at wayne at 200 feet." jenna: it was around 6-30 on sunday night when air traffic controlast had contact with chris. controller: "04 delta i'm starting to lose you on radar. what's your current altitude?" pilot: "altitude is 1,800. no ground." controller: "04 lost." cocoroller: "04 delta still up?" pilot: "04 delta approach (cuts off)" in sioux city, jenna rehnstrom, abc9 news. the n-t-s-b has finished the investigation on scene... and have taken colorado for further research.
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the cause of the crash determined by n nt week. jessica rae: governor pete ricketts h h vetoed a propsps gas tax increase in the state of nebraska here's paul hughes with the details. "gov. pete ricketts has made good on his promise to veto a proposed 6-cent- per-gallon gas tax increase. the republican governor rejected the measure shortly after lawmakers gave it final approval thursday. the bill was introduced by sen. jim smith of papillion, who casts the measure as a "user fee" for motorists and argues that good roads promote economic growth. nebraska judges in brown and burt counties have entered orders placing nursing homes in ainsworth and lyons in receivership. attorney general doug peterson ordered the receiverships and filed court proceedings, at the request of courtney phillips, c.e.o of the nebraska department of health and human services. owner deseret health has been financially unable to pay staff and ensure the future care of residents. norfolk mail carriers need your help in stamping out hunger this weekend during the national association of letter carriers'
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simply fill a bag with non-perishable food items, place it near your mailblb and collect it. all of the food collected will be donated to the pantry. those and more stories can be heard lite rock 97.5(and 106 kix. " jessica rae: thanks to an updated city on the road in lemars are getting some new snowmobiles will city streets and on state highways locals in le mars have pushed city officials to legalize all- terrain vehicles on city streets with an updated ordinance. the updated version was approvedednd passed on january 5th. jason vacura, the assistant city administrator... believes the vehicles are popular in the community... but wishes that those that choose to ride in an a-t-v or snowmobile take it seriously and with precaution. "just be safe of them, i mean that would be my last comment. i mean they're still a vehicle not to screw around with. you still have to follow the same rules as anybody driving a vehicle, or a car, or a pick up. you still have to follow the
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it that way," said vacura. jessica rae: the vehicles a a only allowed on city streets and are not welcomed only allowed on city streets and are not welcomed on state highways or city lands. drivers will have to be 16 years or older, have a valid driver's liscense and have a registration for off-road vehichles. jessica rae: a sioux city favorite is now bringing burgers to sioux falls. jim's burgers... which has three sioux city locations... including in the downtown area... is opening a store in sioux falls. they're taking over a former c. this will be the sixth location in thth13 years that the chain has been around. there's also a jim's burgers on gordon drive and one in leeds. jessica rae: 4 thousand dollars is up for grabs for siouxland entrepreneurs. briar cliff university is hosting a grant competition called swimming with sharks, this february. the competition will give siouxland entreprenuers the chance to win up to 4 thousand dollars for their business. applications are due by midnight on february first
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7 finalists will be chosen for final judging, which will take place on the 5th at briar cliff. lucas:this weekend's drawing for the powerball will be the largest lottery jackpot in u-s history. the jackpot up for abs is estimated to be 700-million dollars when it's saturday. previous record payout-- set in 2012 which was 656- million dollars. ... and if you won the powerball--- you more with one ticket than some of the world's highest paid celebrities. like floyd mayweather...tayl or swift...garth brooksksnd singer katy perry... combined! even if you took the cash payout-- which is more than 428 million dollars-- you could still top the list. jessica rae: and as the powerball jackpot justkeeps climbing and climbing... there has already been a group of big winners in nebraska. the lincoln group didn't hit the powerball jackpot... but they came oh so close.. check it out!
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quincy greer thought it was a prank after getting a call from a local radio station thursday morning.but it was no prank... ( quincy: boss called from corporate and everybodcalled and i guess they verified it.) quincy...a clerk at fat dogs convenience store in lincoln...sold a one million dollar- winning powerball ticket. (quincy: i heard tt it was sysco people...the bosses go into a pot together...i heard it was one of those guys down there that won.) he heard right... ("i have to give you a hug, i'm so excited!!) chrissa bonow got some fantastic news during her morning commute...and had to thank the guy that sold the ticket. (chrissa: my manager at work called me on the way into work this morning ing me we had won a million dollars...and i didn't believe her.) she and 31 of her co-workers at sysco likely had similar experirices thursday....hey've been pooling together money for lottery jackpots the last 10 years...with no big wins until now. chrissa already has some ideas for what to do with her share. (chrissa: i actually just got engaged over christmas so i have a wedding i'm planning.) chrissa's co-worker dawn weatherly also has her plans mapped out.
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dawn: probably pay off my car...and then my birthday's next friday and i'm already going to the casino.) interesting strategy to double down after a win that big... but a casino is obably laying better odds than the one in 11.7 million chance of hitting all five regular numbers in powerball. and th don't plan to stop here...the weekend's jackpot awaits. (dawn: we're getting our tickets for saturday...so we'll then retire. laughs) jessica rae: still to come... the battle over who has the photo rights to a selfie taken by a moey continues. we'll have the latest when we come back. scott:
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jessica rae scott: scott:good morning. let's get a look outdoors on the port neal l lding company skycam hd. we have light to derate snow showers in the region. visibilities are reduced to 5 conditions are less than ideal with some areas of heavy snow coverage. mperatures are in the region. we have across the area. the stormcast hd
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system continuing to move through the area. we can expect another 1 to 2 inches of snow. then it'll be really cold afterward! wind chills this weekend may dip as low as -20. today we can look for snow to continueuehrough most of f e day and a high of 34. the low tonight is 10 as snow comes to a stop. then tomorrow we'll have a high of 16 and it'll be cold. here's your 7 day forast. good morning. let's get a look outdoors on the port neal welding company skycam hd. we have light to moderate snow showers in the region. visibilities are reduced to 5
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conditions are less than ideal with some areas of heavy snow coverage. temperatures are in the 30s throughout the region. we have snow coming down across the area. the stormcast hd highlights this systememontinuing to move through the area. we can expect another 1 to 2 inches of snow. then it'll be really cold afterward! wind chills this weekend may dip as low as -20. today we can look for snow to continue through most of the day and a high of 34. the low tonight is 10 as snow comes to a stop. then tomorrow we'll
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it'll be cold. here's your 7 day forecast. jessica rae scott: of snow. then it'll be really cold afterward! wind chills this weekend may dip as low as -20. today can look for snow to continue through most of the day and a high of 34. the low tonight is 10 as snow comes to a stop. then tomorrow we'll have a high of 16 and it'll be cold. here's your 7 day forecast. jessica rae scott:
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closings and delays... head to siouxland matters dot com. jessica rae: the legal battle of the monkey selfie continues, a federal judge s ruled a famous "macaque" does not have the rights to his photo. you may remember this monkey ... he grabbed the cara from photographer daviviater and took the photo. peta says because the macaque took the picture the money earned by the photo o ould go towards helping the animal's environment. the judge presiding over the case ruled since the copyright act doesn't extend to animals ...the monkey can't be the benefactor. websites have taken advantage of this by using the image under public domain. jessica rae: after the break... it's elvis's birthday ... and mr. food has a rockn and rollin recipe... all coming up next.
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well the king had a notorious sweet tooth... and to celebrate the day... howard has a treat that will have you rockin' and rollin' for more "can you believe that today the king of rock 'n' rl would have been 81 years old? that's right, it's elvis' birthday and rather than baking the customary birthday cake, we decided to create "birthday cookies" that bring together some of his favorites. all we do is combine some softened butter, a good amount of peanut butter and that can be smooth or chunky, and an equal amount of granulated sugar and brown sugar. once it's smooth, we add in a couple eggs and a splash of vanilla and let it go until it's evenly mixed. now we add ououtypical dry ingredients, you know.flour, baking soda and salt along with - get this - a package of "banana cream" pudding mix. and since no elvis cookie would be
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bananas. we stir in mini chocolate chips and some dried banana slices to give these crunch. the fun thing about these is you can make them bite-sized or jumbo depending on what size your gang likes. let me tell you, these cookies are fit for a king . the king of rock 'n' roll that is. you can't miss with all of elvis' favorites wrapped up into one melt-in- your-mouth cookie. the recipe for what we call, "elvis' birthday cookies," is online now along with an entire collectionf elvis- inspired recipes that i know you're going to love. i'm howard, with kelly, in the mr. food test kitchen, saluting the "king" . with a cookie that will have you saying . i'm all shook up.or as we say ."ooh it's so good!!" jessica rae: if you would like a copy of that recipe you can send us a self addressed stamped envelope here to a-b-c 9 news. our address isis25 douglas street. the zip...51101. beure to write "elvis' birthday cookies" on your request. or you can visit our website...siouxlan d matters dot com. and click on the mr. food logo....
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coming up.... it's the debate that won't die... how should dogs wear pants. well after the break... i'll tell you where the debate began in the first place. jessica rae: its the debate that has raged on
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dog. now... a canadian dog wear maker is looking to settle the debate on how to wear them. reporter jeanne moos explains. "who wears the pants in your relationship, you or your d? well now you both can. this is the story of how a jokey doggy diagram that went viral led to a bonanza for muddy mutts. (tim skelly/owner, muddy mutts) "business is a little ridiculous." but first, the ridiculous question. a 19-year old student in belgium claims his girlfriend's dog rocky got him thinking ... "if a dog wore pants would he wear them like this, on four legs, or like this, on his two hind legs?s? the internet went nuts joking about
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question. would pants on just the hind legs be shorts? or are both wrong since pants are supposed to cover your butt. and then muddy mutts unmuddied the waters. ( jean moos/cnn correspondent) "so you think you've settled the argument once and for all?" (tim skelly/owner, muddy mutts)s) "it is settled. fourlegs." because pants for dogs already exist. waterproof nylon waders sold by a husband anwife company in canada for 50 bucks u.s. ( tim skelly/owner, muddy mutts) "it looks really funny but when you get tired of cleaning a dog for 20 minutes after a walk, it's really practical." it was a niche product until the diagram went viral and tim skelly says sales jumped 28- hundred percent. (tim skelly/owner, muddy mutts) "i'd love to show you one but i even sold the one that was on our model dog." now there's a waiting list as tim races to make more muddy mutts. (jeanne moos/cnn correspondent) "dogs, like people, have to put theiei pants on one leg at a time." (video) "the easiest way to put on a muddy mutt is to start with the front legs." you put on each leg
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are three straps... then your dog can look like a studly fireman. the original diagram led to spoofs like "how would a ferret wear a tube top?" and "how would an earthworm wear a bra?" but the idea of dogs in pants wormed its way around the web, and now even the owner of rocky, the dog that inspired the debate, is considering buying a pair of muddy mutts... though we doubt rocky himself is panting fofopants. jeanne moos, c-n-n, new york. jessica rae: scott's up next with a final check of our forecast. stay with us.
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coming up today on dr. oz at 4 o'clock right here on abc9. jessica rae: the road to the super bowl begins right here on abc9! this saturday... the n-f-l playoffs return to our station... where you'll see the afc wild-card game between the kansas city chiefs and the houston texans begins at 3:30 p.m., with pregame coverage beginning at 1 p.m. jessica rae scott: today we can look
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most of the day and a high of 34. the low tonight is 10 as snow comes to a stop. then tomorrow we'll have a high of 16 and it'll be cold. here's your 7 day forecast today we can look
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