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the possiblity of a snow storm next week. it's time for local news that t matters! "you just don't believe that it's real, that it's really happening. " said tami allison. a family's relief after a court sentces a drunk iver to jail time. "i was this bill passed before it's my time." an iowa debate over to right to die. "yay!!!" a final hurdle stands in the way of bringing this little boy to the elk point home he's never gotten to know. tim: good evening and thank you for r joining us tonight im tim seama jenna:
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rehnstrom. it has been two years since a homer nebraska family lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident. tim today (wednesday) the man responsible for their loss, learned his punishment. abc9's jess plue was in dakota county district court for the sentencing. jess: russell roberts junior was sentenced today to a minimum of 10 years in prison .. this comes after roberts was found guilty of one count motor vehicle homicide of tiffany schmitt and two counts of driving while under the influence. tiffany's family was at the court today...anxiously awaiting to hear robert's sentencing. "this happens to other families, this doesn't happen to our family " said tami allison. two years ago, everything changed for the family of tiffany schmidt after she passed away in a horrific car accident. the driver involved, russell roberts junior, was drunk driving and speeding which caused him to lose control.. and overturn thevehicle. roberts was sentedced to a minimum of ten years for tiffany's death as well as two
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under the influence. "today we feel like we can finally put this to rest and remember the good times with tiffany and not have to relive the accident everytime we walk into this building" said allison. whwhe the accident and a majority of the triaiais behind them, and just justice served...tiffany's family says they will always struggle with the loss... "he gets to keep living life while our life sentence started seven- hundred and thirty- eight days ago when we lost tiffany" said allison. family and friends say they're satisfied with the judge's ruling and hope people will take drunk driving more seriously, after what happened to tiffany. "this is the best we could have hoped for and the judge saw that he wasn't remorseful up until today" said allison according to the national highway safety administration, twenty-eight people die in drunk driving accidents eachday ...and every two minus a person is injured in a drunk driving crash. reporting in studio, jess plue, abc9 news. tim: schools were locked down as a precaution in norfolk nebraska this morning after a man robbed a local hotel.
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the suspect walked into the hampton inn with a gun and took an undisclosed abount of cash he's being described as a 5 foot 9 male. anyone with information is urged to contact norfolk's police division. jenna: online swap sites are becoming more and more common, and so are scams taking place on websites ike craigslist. at's why one local law enforcement agency is stepping in to protect siouxlanders. the le mars police department is now offering the police station as a safe zone for internet transactions. even going so far as to offer services such as identifying other parties invovled in the transactions and verifying whether an item being traded has been stolen. le mars sergeant jay king says the departments willing to do whatever is necessary to keep the community safe. "they can meet down here and feel a little bit safer doing it and hopefully the bad guy will say i dont think i want to come down there you know because we may recognize them and we may have information on them to stop a crime from ever happening. king.
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say they like the idea of using the police station as a place to meet... saying it might make them feel safer. tim: campaign protests are nothing new to gop front-runner donald trump. but last night in iowa city, he faced what's believed to be a first. tomatoes. 28-year old andrew alemao was arrested by u-of-i police after he hurled two tomatoes at the republican candidate. trump was speaking to a couple thousand people a athe u of i fielelhouse. secret service took alemao o to custody and he faces a disorderly conduct charge, a simple misdemeanor. alemao faces a possible 625 dollar fine and/or 30 days of imprisonment. jenna: it seems trump is an honorary hawkeye. but, that's not sitting well with some. at that same rally last night... jenna: former and current students athletes presented trump with a number one hawkeye jersey. it wasn't an official iowa football jersey, but some arere raising ququtions about if that's appropriate. the university released a statement explaining
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are encouraged to participate in the political process as individuals and don't reflect the opinion of the university. tim: a first term nebraska senator is questioning trumps authenticity when it comes to keeping an oath. republican senator ben sasse, who's currently stumping for marco rubio and ted cruz says he has issues with trump's character and trustworthiness. i care about whether or not the guy who's going to be our next president takes anoath to the constitution and believes that oath binds him." sasse also criticized trump's decision to boycott the fox news debate being held tomorrow night. trump will be in sioux city sunday for a campaign rally at the orpheum theatre. jenna: repbulican candidate ben carson is one of several presidential hopefuls stoping in souxland this weekend. carson is set to be at dordt college on saturday at the campus center. that's at three o'clock. fofoa full list of who's where... head to siouxland- matters-dot-com. iowa's caucuses are monday. tim: 16-hundred journalists and crews from around the world
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the iowa caucuses here's a look at the iowa caucus media center. reporters are getting there days in advance to be prepared for the hectic night. i'll be in des moines reporting live from the headquarters ginning friday. tim: and dont forget, tune in right here on abc9 news at 5, 6 and 10 monday for full caucus coverage...incudin g live reports from woodbury county precincts.... as well as extended coverage live from caucus central in des moines at 6:30 and 9:00pm jenna: a controversial topic was brought front and center tdoay at the iowa capitol. euthenasia, or assisted suicide. and d me iowa lawmakers are fighting for iowans' rights to have the choice to end their life if they're terminally ill and suffering. amanda krenz has more from des moines. "a room full of yellow tshirts that say compassion and choices as well as yellow stickers showing support
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with dignity act. christine 15:21 i don't want to suffer a slow and painful death, i want this bill passed before it's my time. my family and friends want this bill to bebeassed. john 19:9: i believe it is a basic human right to choose not only how we live, but also how we die. some who spoke at the capitol have terminal illnesses, others have worked with terminally ill patients. wendy 17:03 i've experienced husbands, wives, children, pleading with their physicians to ease the suffering of their loved one. this 45 year old woman, jennifer holm from ankeny i battling two terminal illnesses. jennifer 29:20 i don't want to drag out the inevitable for weeks or months wishing it would end soon because i'm being tortured. holm has an 18 year son and says he's seen her at her worst. she may only have a year left to live and wants to be able to call the shots so neither she nor her family suffer. jennifer 42:03 this way i have control over when it ends." at the statehouse,
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concnering the death of a former iowa hawkeye football player. researchers say 27-year old tyler sash suffered from the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or c.t.e. representatives told family members he had an advanced stage rarely seen in someone his age. tyler sash was found dead in his oskaloosa home in september following an accidental mixture of painkillers. c-t-e is caused by repeated head trauma.... sash experienced 5 documented concussions during his football career jenna: an exciting update to a your health matters story i shared with you a couple months ago. jack, miltenberger, a two-year-old from elk point, is finally healthy enough to come home after spending most of his life in a special hospital i iohio. jack was born
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trouble breathing on his own. but, there's still one thing standing in the way of jk's homecoming. here's an update on his journey. jack is learning to crawl. becky, the physical therapist, says, "his arms are a little bit week to hold his whole upper dy up." through some careful physical therapy, jack is making improvements s during his time at lifescape in sioux lls, which serves kids and adults wiwi disasalities. "big, , g boys!" becky says. it's been a long road miltenberger family. earlier this month, after two years in was strong enough to leave a facility in ohio to come home. but, he's still not quite there. erin miltenberger says, "there's just certain steps we have to climb to get there, and we're down to one." that final hurdle is having a team of nurses in-place to work with jack at his home in elk point. jack needs care 24/7, and with nurses in high-demand, filling that need is proving to be a challenge. heatherobinson, a clinical nurse manager with universal pediatrics, is working with jack's family to make it happepe she's a nurse herself anan has experienced the rewarding impacthome health has for patients and nurses. heather says, "the benefit of home health is that you do get that one-on-one interaction with that patient; you get to make a tangible difference in that child's life and see them grow."
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wonder pets... yay!!!" heather says in addition to personal care and managing jack's breathing equipment, a lot of his needs will be met through some good playtime. that will meet the needs of jack's parents, too. they just want their family together... ben miltenberger says, "it'll be nice to just walk downstairs [and have him there], and not have to travel anywhere." erin says, "i'm really looking forward to going to bed and knowing he's under our same roof." jenna: nurses hired to take cararof jack will be trained for his needs, that includes training for his trach and ventillator, so that shouldn't be anyone interested. interested in
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to might apply, we have all the information on this story at siouxland matters dot com. tim: still to come... youth behind bars are experiencing a new way to exercise. why juvenile jails are using g ga. after the break. (fred) nice temperatures will be seen in the forecast, with even warmer weather for the weekend. but there could be a
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it's acquisition of news conglomerate, media general inc. purchasing the company for 4- point-6 billion dollars in cash and stocks. when the sale is complete, nexstar will own 171 stations in 100 markets across the u-s.... covering approximately 39% of all u-s households. the deal is expected to be finalized this fall. the new name of the company will be nexstar media group, jenna: it may quite possibly be a first in iowa, a juvenile detention center in linn county are using yoga as a form of recreation a volunteer,allison ordman, started teacjomg yoga classes at the detention center, teaching both juveniles in custody and staff once a week. it's been going so well, one foundation awarded the county a 5 thousand dollar grant to train more instructors to expand the program. those in custody say at first they were skeptical, but now see the benefits of the class. "it like calms me down if i'm frustrated and i get
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"i've had kids tell me when they're in their rooms at night they use this to fall asleep. i've had kids with anger control issues use this to calm themselves down."> ordman teahes what's called trauma informed yoga, which emphasizes breathing control, stress relief, and emotional calming. (tim) fred, what's the latest on the storm next week? (fred) it still looks like there is potential for a substantial storm next tuesday, but a lot can change between now and then. 2 line super: fred hexom fhexom@kcautv.c om (fred) the port neal welding company skycam hd from the ho chunk centre shows partly cloudy skies. 43 was the high today, after a low of 11. 40 is our current sioux city temperature. local temperatures range from the middle 30s to near 40. wind chills are in the 20s and 30s. that's the result of westerly winds of 10 to 20 mph. zooming out, we can see low pressure over the northern great lakes, and this
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of snow through eastern parts of siouxland today. but this system is moving away from us tonight, and skies will be mostly clear. the stormcast hd shows mostly clear skies tonight, then partly cloudy and quiet conditions through saturday, with warming temperatures. tonight, look for mostly clear skies and a low of 27. tomorrow, expect partly cloudy skies and a high of 35. the 7-day shows 40s friday, saturday, and sunday. we have a good chance of snow tuesday. let's talk more about this since it could be a major storm. first, it's still in the chance range--a 50% chance. that's a high chance for 6 days away. the tentative timing is tuesday morning through wednesday morning. heavy snow, high winds, blowing and drifting snow, and low visibility are all possible, but the storm track may change--stay tuned!
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storm next week. (jenna) thanks, fred. (fred) the port neal welding company skycam hd from the ho chunk centre shows partly cloudy skies. 43 was the high today, after a low of 11. 40 is our current sioux city temperature. local temperatures range from the middle 30s to near 40. wind chills are in the 20s and 30s. that's the result of westerly winds of 10 to 20 mph. zooming out, we can see low pressure over the northern great lakes, and this system pushed a bit of snow through eastern parts of siouxland today. but this system is moving away from us tonight, and skies will be mostly clear. the stormcast hd shows mostly clear skies tonight, then partly cloudy and quiet conditions through saturday,
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tonight, look for mostly clear skies and a low of 27. tomorrow, expect partly cloudy skies and a high of 35. the 7-day shows 40s friday, saturday, and sunday. we have a good chance of snow tuesday. let's talk more about this since it could be a major storm. first, it's still in the chance range--a 50% chance. that's a high chance for 6 days away. the tentative timing is tuesday morning through wednesday morning. heavy snow, high winds, blowing and drifting snow, and low visibility are all possible, but the storm track may change--stay tuned! temperatures will cool following the storm next week. (jenna) thanks, fred. (fred) you bet.
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sports...briar cliff hosted northwestern in a g-pac double header and chris is joined by a very special guest for the highlights.
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jenna rehnstrom--"so we decided we want to issue our own challenge for you." tim seaman--"we've got a spot for you on the anchor desk and we want you to anchor briar cliff charger highlights." chris palmquist--"i think they're trying to get rid of me. bev, can't wait for you to join us for this one." chris:
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challenge out to briar cliff president bev wharton as part of her bcu bucket list and here she is tonight. bev, thanks so much for accepting...we've talked about it in the past but before we jump into the highlights, tell us a little bit about this bucket list challenge you're doing. bev wharton (bev response) chris we picked a great night for you...briar cliff and northwestern in action and with that, i'll turn it over to you. bev wharton the charger men are certainly making my final year at the cliff a special one. they've won a school record 17 straight games and climbed to number three in the country.
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looking for the season sweep of northwestern. early on...colton kooima with the nice drive to the rim, the red raiders take the early lead. but shane graves can do that too...he hesitates and gets to the rack to tie things up. then it's his backcourt mate, austin lefler knocking down back to back threes...bcu takes a 14-6 lead. northwestern chips away though...kooima hits the pullup to get the raiders within six. but the conference player of the week, clay harreld answers with a three pointer of his own to go up 9. on the other end, riley francis, rattles home the fall away from close range. but make it 18 in a row for briar cliff...austin man gets two...chargers
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chris: bev that was great, you ready to go with the women's highlights? bev wharton after losing three straight earlier this month, the charger women have rattled off four straight wins to jump back up to twelfth nationally. tonight, they were looking for some revenge against the raiders who beat them in orange city. in the third quarter, renee maneman finds darbi gustafson down low...that ties things up at 30. then the chargers get out on the break...after some nice passing, lexi henschke lays it home to go up four. then from the outside...emily kay sinks the three pointer...she was three of three from deep. but back comes northwestern...ka ty kuiper gets the layup and the red raiders take the lead. then morgan vandersloot, drives and gets
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play...northweste rn goes up 48-42. late in the quarter...mckenzi e shipley, knocks down the triple of her own...they trailed by 3 after three. then in the fourth, morgan hanson, gets the rebound, the basket, and the bonus. chargers come back and win it, 70-66. chris: fantastic work bev, i think you could take my spot or at least alex walker's. do you know what's next on the bucket list? bev (bev response) chris: sounds great, thank you so much for coming in tonight...have a blast with the rest of this challenge and
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7-day shows 40s friday, saturday, and sunday. we have a good chance of snow tuesday. let's talk more about this since it could be a major storm. first, it's still in the chance range--a 50% chance. that's a high chance for 6 days away. the tentative
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