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rehnstrom tim and im tim seaman. a wellllno sioux city restaurant was hit by fire this morning.... but the owner of sneaky's chicken says, 'don't count them out..' jenna: the call came in about the fire at sneaky's on gordon drive about 9:30 this morning... while the owner and a few employees were inside. there was heavy smoke coming from the storage attachment behind the resturant but the fire never entered the building. there was heavy smoke inside however. three employees inside at the time were able to get out safely. "the actuaua structure on thehe inside of the restaurant is in good shape. we have a lot of smoke damage, a lot of soot. so, we'll be doing some serious clean up and rebuilding" says dave ferris, owner, sneaky's restaurant and catering. jenna: ferris says the community outpouring of ort he's already experienced has been incredible. "it has been unbelieveable from the facebook to the text messages to the phone calls...i would say literally we've had over 300 phone calls and text messages from friends and businesses" says dave ferris, owner, sneaky's restaurant and catering.
closed for the time being, but ferris says not to worry. he already has plans in the works to serve his catering customers through other venues and rebuild the restaurant. tim: omaha fire officials say they will have to sift through four floors of debris to get answers to a weekend explosion and fire that gutted a well known restraunt and bar. m's pub in the old flames saturday crews didn't stop onto the property until this morning. there's still no cause for the fire but investigators are looking into work underground construction area. leaks were detected. tim: are back at the state capitol in des moines. and they wasted the 2016 session reporter amanda krenz has more of the 86th general assembly. "amanda intro: 31:18 a
to many lawmakers today and i can tell you there's one huge this session, and the democrat and republican lawmakers who session today already seem to be in agreement... on one topic at least.... they can't have a repeat of last year's legislative session when it comes to deciding on funding koester - 14:36 i served as a school administrator for 33 loved the eduation we'll do better by it this year. like representative means offering schools more than a koester 14:30 i believe iowans were dipleased with the amound of funding of public schools. peterson - 26:12 we can't continue to as schools to do more and more with less and less so that will be the top issue for me and i think many legislators. governor branstad said it's not only about the legislature making a decision about how much funding, but doing it in a timely fashion. branstad 13:19 i hope the legislature will make an early decision on state aid and not spend the whole session fighting over it. and lawmakers agree, schools districts want to know as soon as possible how much money they have to work with. kaufmann 18:56 i think getting education funding done earlyis the key to this session." tim:
governor, join me sunday morning at nine for this week in siouxland. governor branstad will join me for a one on one interview, to talk about what he wants to see the 2016 session achieve as well as how he sees his legecy as the nations longest serving governor. again thats sunday morning at nine, here on abc9. jenna: although it wasn't the jackpot everyone was hoping for in saturday's powerball drawing, one man did end up winning a cool million dollars tim: and, get this... he lives in sioux city. jenna: lottery officials in clive, today confirmed that 23-year-old joel dominguez of sioux city is the
winner. dominguez is a pipefitter for performance contractors, the company working on the c-f industries expansion. he said he found the winning numbers online and when he told his wife they had won, she thought he was joking. tim: with the recent drawing not bringing in a jackpot winner, plenty of folks will be looking to cash in this wednesday night that estimated powerball jackpot is right now at one- point-four billion and could continue to rise before this wednesday's drawing. tickets are available until the drawing at 9pm on wednesday night. jenna: stores like bacon creek general store are seeing an increase in customer numbers with folks coming in to purchase what would hopefully be the winning ticket. we spoke to onenetaff member at the store and they are surprised at the jackpot amount and hopes for another big sioux city winner. "yes, very.... i was shocked. it would be exciting for everybody , we have alot of regular customers and it'd be real exciting." says cashier lolita scism.
doubling up on staff during the next few days to accommodate the influx of customers that will be coming in to purchase powerball tickets. tim: political candidates are reinforcing their campaigns as time widdles down to caucuses jenna: and on the democratic side of the race the two lead candidates made stops in central iowa today. jenna democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton was in where she picked up an endorsemenfrom secretary, anthony foxx. while speaking to voters, clinton described her plan to help the middle class and how she wants to help climate change with more clean renewable jobs. "three weeks from tonight iowa's gonna caucus. and iowa will have the first chance in the nation to express its, your views abououwho we want to be president and what we expect ofhat president. but she's not the only democratic candidate in the hawkeye state
hawkeye state today. tim: democratic rival bernie sanders made a stop in pleasantville earlier in the day. sanders has recently enjoyed a bump in the polls, coming just three percent short of the lead netting 45 percentnto clinton's 4848er- cent. caucuses in iowa are exactly three weeks out. tim: republicans ben carson and carly fiorina are in sioux city tonight... later on in our newscast, joins us live from fiorina event at bevs on the river. imagine being support for a the difficult nes couple had to face ... jenna:but a doctor's decision to try open heart surgery... made all the difference. deborah souverain brings us more. deborah: michael bacon was on life support for nearly a month....after suffering from a bacterial infection in his but when
the line for him...a cardiac surgeon at mercy hospital refused to give up. " it just hit me like that," said mike bacon. "i was good in the morning, i mean i didn't feel good, afternoon i was in the hospital. i was that sick that fast, "said mike mike doesn't remember much mote from that day in september... but his wife bonnie, recalls every moment, like it was yesterday "he actually dro over to urgent care on hamilton," said bonnie bacon "i can't even remember that" said mike bacon. "there was like 8 times i told him pull over i need to drive and he's like 'oh no i'm fine' and i'm like, 'no you almost hit that gaurd rail and your crossing over the line," said bonnie. initially...mike tesesd positive for the flu.u..but within 72 urs it was clear it was far more severe. further tests revealed he was suffering from bacterial blood infection...completel y crippling his heart...spreading to his brain and kidneys for nearly a month he was on life support...his only hope was open heart surgery. "so the day he went into surgery i prayed and i said okay god he's yours. whatever you want, " said bonnie. "if you want to take him home, take him home but i still wasn't ready to give him up, but it was all in his hands," said bonnie. "i
taking that chance because i don't think many thought he would pull through surgery," a leap of fafah taken by mercy hospital cardiothoracic surgeon tataun gurbuz. "so good to see you," said mike. you look good, you gained some weight!," said dr. gurbuz his decision to operate stunning others at the heart center. "i read the chart and there was some discussion about discontinuing care on him," said dr. tayfun gurbuz "that's why when we told them we were going to take him into surgery they were like 'really! you're going to take him into surgery," said gurbuz. but from where we started to where we are now it's a miracle," said gurbuz. "we never give up," said gurbuz. mike's grateful for everyone who fought for him when he couldn't... and now he wants to pick up..where he left off. "get back to farming, like i know," said mike. deborah: mike is still under goinrehab and is
going rehab and is currently on dialysis. he says he owes everything to his wife, bonnie..their three children...his church family... and his loving doctor andndhe nurses....who helped h h get back on his feet. reporting live in studio deborah souverain abc 9 9 news. but first when we return. a legendary rock artist passes. more on david bowie's legacy when we return. (fred) a dusting of snow will be seen by many this evening, then another cold day is ahead tomorrow. but, a weekend warmup will follow! your forecast is next!
light snow associated with an upper level disturbance moving south along interstate 29. this snow is getting weaker and there will be no more than a dusting for most of us. there is still some snow and ice on the roads in western iowa, so drive with care. the port neal welding company skycam hd
shows downtown sioux city from the ho chunk centre. 30 was the high today and -1 the low. highs over western iowa were in the teens and 20s. eastern nebraska and southeastern south dakota saw highs in the 20s and 30s. local temperatures range from about 10 northeast to 30 southwest. winds are west to southwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour. wind chills range from -5 northeast to -25 southwest. the satellite and radar shows the upper level disturbance, with scattered lightht snow showers over the upper midwest, including siouxland. the stormcast hd shows ththsnow showers thth evening, then a cold night and cold day tomorrow. a southerly wind will start to warm things up starting wednesday. the snow forecast shows a dusting of snow for many of us. a few of us could see a few tenths of an inch. the wind chill forecast shows below zero wind chills tonight and a cold day tomorrow.tomorrow night won't be as bad...a sign of warmer things to come. your forecast for tonight is for a dusting of snow this evening, then breezy conditions and a cold low of -1 tonight. tomorrow, expect a cold high of 15 with a mix of sun and clouds. the 7-day forecast shows a warmup to 35 wednesday and thursday, but a cold front will start moving in friday, with breezy winds. we'll be on the cold side of that front by the weekend, with
be stuck in the single digits. tomorrow night's ask fred prize is 4 tickets to king of the cage at winnavegas! jenna/tim/fred (jenna) thanks, fred! (fred) you bet. tim: the hd radar shows light snow associated with h upper level disturbance moving south along interstate 29. this snow is getting weaker and there will be no more than a dusting for most of us. there is still some snow and ice on the roads in western iowa, so drive with care. the port neal welding company skycam hd shows downtown sioux city from the ho chunk centre. 30 was the high today and -1 the low. highs over western iowa were in the teens and 20s. eastern nebraska and southeastern south dakota saw highs in the 20s and 30s. local temperatures range from about 10 northeast to 30 southwest. winds southwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour. wind chills range from -5 northeast to -25 southwest. the satellite and radar shows the upper level disturbance, with scattered light snow showers over the upper midwest, including siouxland. the stormcast hd shows the snow showers this evening, then a cold night and cold day tomorrow. a start to warm things up starting wednesday. the snow forecast shows a dusting of snow for many of us. a few of us could see a few tenths of an inch. the wind chill below zero wind chills tonight and a cold day tomorrow. tomorrow night won't be as bad...a sign of warmer forecast for tonight is for a evening, then breezy conditions and a tonight. tomorrow,
fans from all over are mourning the loss of a legend from the music world. singer david bowie died yesterday after a secret fight with cancer. he was 69 years old. born david jones.. in south london.. his unique sound and style inspired and influenced generations of musicians. as a parting gift to his fans, bowie had just released his 25-th and final album,last friday still to come... carly fiorina is in town tonight. at bev's on the river an update from the campaign stop when we return.
known in town today. fiorina is one of those caniddates she's at bev's on the river with the carly fiorina campaign. lking to voters at the local restaurant. " sound from live shot" peek at the former hewlet packer c-e-o's will be giving a sneak peek at her 'carly for presdient rv' which will later tonight. recently in the polls, fiorina is trailing the field at the bottom of iowa polls pulling in just one percent. she's looking to gain some traction with the northwest iowan voters later tonight we'll sit down with fiorina to speak on her plans in the upcoming weeks, just ahead of caucuses jenna: g-o-p candidate ben carson is also planning a stop in northwest iowa today. the retired neuro surgeon was in denison earlier in the day,
town hall carson says the washinton need to excuses and focucuon a solution. we have a variety of very accomplished they don't really get you consider what the problems are now. " carson is currently in a private roundtable with john maxwell at the stoney creek conference center in sioux city. later on tonight, , carson will hold a townwnall meetg at 7:45 the blue bunny ice cream parlor in le mars coming uin sports...iowa state has two conference road tests this week. stay tuned to hear from the cyclones. plus...iowa's mike gesell earned a big-time weekly award after his performance against nebraska. alex has the
the guard from south sioux city scored 22 points against the huskers last tuesday, adding ten assists. gesell currently ranks second in the big ten with 6.9 assists per game. this honor is gesell's first big ten player of the award.....iowa state on thursday night. ranked fourth in this week's ap top 25 poll....iowa state in its conference opener when sparty was check in at 16....thanks to a 3-0 start to one spot below state.....the cyclones split a pair of conference games this week....highlighte d by a home loss to baylor on saturday. alex speaking of iowa state, the cyclones are 1-2 in big 12 play for the e first timemen five years. jordan furbee has more from ames as isu looks to regain traction in the conferenee race. "well beleive it or not. the sky isn't falling here in ames. yeah the cyclones are 1 - 2 in conferene play and this isn't the start anyone envisioned but they hope to change that starting tuesday " this isn't the end of the world. i mean we're three games into conference play you're not even thinking about the
championship race until the last two weeks of the season. i mean there's a lot of teams gotta play a lot of people and so uhh we just got go a day atat time a game at a time and you just focus on winning the next game." "pump the brakes a little bit. you know i know people we had a lot of high expectations throughout this year and those can still be high. but you know like we're workng you know. we're working at this you know i don't think we're crumbling at all we're still positive and we sll believe in oselves so i think they should to." "it's never too bad when you can play another day and get better so fans are going to be fans, you love them i love them good or bad they are always going to keep supporting us so, i am not too worried about it." jordan furbee: "but dont be mistaken. this team still knows what it's goals are. they are just focused on the big picture." " steve prohm: "the expectation is to win a confererce championshipipbe in houston,n,et to the final four, i embrace all that, the thing is...we cant get caught up in a of that. the best thing about my guys right now is that they are all committed all saying the right things, all about the right tings, as long as they are doing that, then we are heading in the right direction. we know we are talented, we know we have a good team and i am in this for the long haul. we are trying to be the best we can february, march and put ourselves in a position to make a great postseason run."
texas tomorrow night at 8:00. over to the ladies.....nebraska' s jessica shepard the big ten weeek for the season. yesterday afternoon, shepard went for 29 points and 19 rebounds as the illinos for their win. leads nebraska game. some football news out of vermillion.....sout h dakota freshman andrew van ginkel is transferring to iowa western. the rock valley missouri valley
the hd radar shows scattered light snow showers. your forecast for tonight is for a dusting of snow this evening,hen breezy conditions and a cold low of -1 tonight. tomorrow, expect a cold high of 15 with a mix of sun and clouds. the 7-day forecast shows a warmup to 35 wednesday and thursday, but a cold front will start moving in friday, with breezy winds. we'll be othe cold side of that front by the weekend, with highs only in the teens. monday will be stuck in the single digits. totorrow night's ask frfr prize is 4 tickets to king of the cage at winnavegas!