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of the formal ceremony. 3 jetske wauran intro: "it took two years in the making, the uss sioux city, spanning at nearly 400 feet long. and today, i got a behind-the- scenes look of this massive warship, based right here in marinette, wisconsin." milestones for the uss sioux city lcs-11..the latest littoral combat ship built in marinette, for the united states navy.kenneth lieberman, executive officer, u.s.s. sioux city"the rco counsel, this is what makes lcs particularly special compared to the rest of the legacy fleet."executive officer kenneth lieberman is in charge of the 50 sailors who will be on board the combat ship."i am the executive officer for the crew of 50 sailors."dustin stone, us navy sailor: "it's an honor to be here, to be selected by crew 108." lieberman: "we will then come up here this fall and man and certify on 11 and bring sioux city to mayport, the second ship that will be home-ported in mayport."littoral combat
ground-up like traditional ships. instead, they're built in blocks, called modulesthat work like big puzzles."and allows it more of an assembly line process."and friday morning, us navy officials and sioux city dignitaries, gathered for the ceremonial mast stepping,.a long time tradition in the us navy where coins are inserted into the mast.bob scott, sioux city mayor."well firstly, i think the mast ceremony with that was very impressive and very, and i don't know it makes you kind of swell with pride for your community and country." sioux city mayor bob scott says, he's proud of the work done by construction workers at the fincantieri shipyard. "it's pretty impressive." siouxland chamber of commerce president chris mcgowan.chris mcgowan, siouxland chamber of commerce president "that was a very fascinating ceremony this morning and that we're pleased to participate in."the uss sioux city is expected to be commissioned and ready for duty in early 2017.the ceremonial christening will take place right here tomorrow
that full story for you at 10 p.m. on kmeg-14, saturday night. reporting in marinette wisconsin, i'm jetske wauran, siouxland news. 3 3 the sioux city restaurant damaged earlier this month by fire will re- open on monday. 3 sneaky's chicken on gordon drive has spent the past three weeks cleaning up, re- modeling and renovating their restaurant after firefighters put out a fire in a storage shed attached to the restaurant's back.they will re- open to the public monday morning at 11 a- am...but will serve a special thank- you dinner for the workers who did the re- model sunday evening, along with the grand unveiling of the completed renovations. 3 3 the woodbury county board of supervisors is taking steps to update county policies. 3 this morning... the county's new policy review committee held its first meeting.that committee formed by the supervisors earlier this year to go over existing policies and make sure they're both up to date and being followed. committee chair matthew ung says it will help improve delivery of county
welcome to attend meetings and suggest changes to current policies. 3 "we have noticed quite an interest at our county board meeting of citizens would like to see policy changed. and so this presents an avenue for that where they can bring those policy changes to myself, i'll put it on the agenda. then we can discuss it in an open meeting, we'll take minutes, it will be transparent, everyone will know what is going on before the policy is changed or a new policy is created for the board of supervisors"ung is joined on the committee by auditor pat gill, a member of the human resources department, and legal counsel. 3 3 friends and co- workers of a long- time elk point - jefferson bus driver gathered to wish her a fond farewell this afternoon.mary ellen staum is hitting the brakes on a 45- year career as a school bus driver for the district.it's a story we shared her story with you *last night* on siouxland news. today... her co- workers, family and friedns threw her a retirement party... appropriately enough... at the bus garage in elk point.... where they
her long and dedicated career to all the children who've ridden on her bus during the years. congratulations ellen. thank you for your dedication. 3 3 3 tonight temperatures will cool into the upper 20s. throughout the day saturday clouds will be increasing with temperatures into the 40s, allowing for more snow and ice to melt. however, saturday evening there is a slight chance of rain transitioning into snow by sunday morning.as the system makes its way out of the area, it will leave mostly cloudy skies behind it with temperatures in the upper 30s.we are still tracking a winter storm that will impact siouxland early next week. stay tuned over the next few days and we'll keep you informed of how things will
3 the university of okoboji's annual winter games are in their 36th year... as they get underway this weekend. siouxland's chief meteorologist chad sandwell joins us live from the lakes tonight...chad, what makes this event so special for the people of the lakes? 3 the end of january in siouxland usually means most of us are in the middle of the winter blues. but here in the iowa great lakes this weekend is a time to get out and celebrate the wonders of winter. and that celebration each year is a welcome boost to the areas economy. 3 it's natural for things to slow down in the winter. perhaps no one knows that better than the residents and business owners here in okobji. after 3 months of fun and sun, winters here slow to a crawl.boone dewall/owner
know the bars ,restaurants, hotels..everything is slow, everyone is coming up for fun and a great family weekend. a lot of stuff for the kids and the ice. it's really about bringing the family's up and having a good time."the university of okoboji winter games is in it's 36th year. what started out as one event has definitely grown over the years.jeff thee/chamber of commerce "the iowa u of o winter games, has become really a plug in the arm for our businesses in the area. in a typical month business in january would not be so strong."business's large and small across the entire area agree that this event during the lull of winter provides a shot in the arm which can make up for one or two months lost revenue.jantina carney/snowha wks club "when we have a good winter we have a lot of snow mobiles that come up. they stay at our hotels, they eat at our restaurants. one of our missions as a snow mobile club is to make this more of an offseason area to come to." diana herrig/owner the hutt bar & grill "this time of year it's kind of slim pickings everyone kind of feels that it's very slow through the winter but now with the winter games everything picks back
make this event a big deal. matt schmelling is in charge of the flag football tournament. he also manages the americinn/super 8, he says despite the cold, it's a great weekend for the games.matt schmeling/manager americinn/super 8 "what's nice is...you work hard and you play hard, while this time of others play hard which is kind of in itself it's own reward." everyone will be having a great time, and while the lakes community definitely benefits, a lot of the money raised at the events does go to charity.debbie parks/marketing director parks marina "we gave $3600 to the make a wish foundation of iowa, and that's another thing...even though the winter games has a lot of things going on a lot of the events go toward charity." 3 larry... most of the events
3 3 last weekend's "lunch with the chargers" fundraiser brought in some big bucks to briar cliff university.the annual event took place as part of the university's hall of fame weekend last friday at trattoria fresco restaurant downtown.current chargers student- athletes and coaches served lunch to nearly 300 people over three sold- out seatings... raising more than 30- thousand dollars.that money will go to support scholarships at briar cliff. 3 fresh off last night's final republican debate before monday's iowa caucuses... candidates are heading to northwest iowa to make their final pitches to voters.former florida governor jeb bush is in town right now... speaking at bev's on the river.once that event wraps up, he'll head up highway 75 to sioux center... where he'll hold a campaign event at the campus center at dordt college.doors for that event open at 5- 45... with bush scheduled to speak at 6- 45.we'll hear from the former florida governor coming up tonight on siouxland news at ten.
in the area this weekend.five republicans will be in the area *tomorrow*.florida senator marco rubio will get things started with a 9 a- m rally at bev's on the river. doors for that event will open at 8.kentucky senator rand paul is next.he's planning a rally at the holiday inn on gordon drive.that event's scheduled to start at noon.next is dr. ben carson. he'll be in sioux center as well... speaking at dordt.his event is scheduled to get underway at 3 p- m.former pennsylvania senator rick santorum will be in the area saturday evening.he's planning a town hall at the blue bunny ice cream parlor in le mars at about 6- 45 tomorrow night.after that... he's heading to a house part in start at 8.and finally, texas senator ted cruz will be in sioux city saturday night.cruz is planning to hold a rally at western iowa tech in sioux city... featuring congressman steve king.that event is also scheduled to get underway at 8 o'clock.three other candidates have plans to be in the area on sunday... chris christie, hillary clinton... and donald
of this weekend's final campaign rush on siouxland news at ten on saturday and sunday night. 3 there's a new study looking into possible causes for autism in children... and the findings are quite interesting to say the least.coming up after the break in tonight's healthwatch... a look at the possible link between obesity and diabetes in *mothers* and autism. 3 "you're watching siouxland news at five on kmeg 14, with larry wentz, diana castillo, siouxland's chief meteorologist chad sandwell and sports director chris
3 3 a new study suggests that some risk factors for autism may be preventable. danielle nottingham has more from los angeles. 3 (track)diabetes and obesity are at epidemic levels in women of child bearing age.. and now a new study is linking the two conditions to autism risk. (sot dr. dani fallin/johns hopkins bloomberg school of public health) we found that mothers who were obese and diabetic during pregnancy had a risk four times greater than mothers who didn't of the child developing autism (track)the study published in the journal pediatrics also found a higher autism risk in mothers who developed gestational diabetes. (sot dr. dani fallin/johns hopkins bloomberg school of public health) there are many hypotheses about how a disrupted immune system
create developmental disabilities (bridge danielle nottingham/la)researchers say obesity and diabetes are related to inflammation that put stress on the body. (track) dr. paul wang from autism speaks says the study reinforces what has become a leading research theory on autism risk. (sot dr. paul wang/autism speaks) i think it's very clear actually. that the processes that
underlie autism in a large majority of cases start before birth. that is true for genetic factors, true for things like pollution exposure (track)that's why experts say it's important for moms to maintain a healthy weight before and during pregnancy. danielle nottingham, cbs news los angeles. 3 it's estimated that 1 in 68 children have autism in the united states. 3 this weekend is looking warm with a slight chance of showers saturday night but a winter storm could be on its way next week but the models still haven't quite captured the storm track.. i will have more details on that in just a
into the upper 20s. throughout the day saturday clouds will be increasing with temperatures into the 40s, allowing for more snow and ice to melt. however, saturday evening there is a slight chance of rain transitioning into snow by sunday morning.as the system makes its way out of the area, it will leave mostly cloudy skies behind it with temperatures in the upper 30s.we are still tracking a winter storm that will impact siouxland early next week. stay tuned over the next few days and we'll keep you informed of how things will play out.
grade. stick around 3 "sports, with sports director chris neyenhouse." 3 3 welcome back i'm chris neyenhouse live at boyden-hull high school where the undefeated 17-0 okoboji girls visit the comets
tonight. the reason i have eleven pioneer basketball players with me is because this group of seniors have played together since fourth grade. megan peschong
megan in 8 years of pickup games with the group do you always end up being the leading scorer or do they all know to clamp down on you? (ad-lb)3 i'll turn to the other half of the pioneer twin towers as they're called. this team has the second most rebounds of any team in the state. molly mitchell
is the leading rebounder. how have your group of ten friends helped you become one of the most dominating rebounders in the state?(ad-lib)3 molly this team's record has improved each of the past three years as you've all
together. it took a loss 3 to the eventual state champs unity christian last year to knock you off. what was this offseason like with your friends preparing for your senior season? (ad-lib)3 and meghan back to you, you play a boyden-hull team that looks like they're playing their best basketball of the season with a couple dominating wins this past week. what is the key tonight against the comets?(ad-lib)
of luck tonight! 3 finally we want to let you know about tomorrow's king of the cage event at winnavegas casino. today was the weigh in for sioux city's own kyle angerman and john devall. both get title shots tomorrow night. doors open at 4:30 at winnavegas. we'll have highlights of as many fights as we can tomorrow night on siouxland news at 10. and of course on game night tonight we'll bring you okoboji at boyden-hull girls highlights. larry back to you! 3 3 tonight temperatures will cool into the upper 20s. throughout the day saturday clouds will be increasing with temperatures into the 40s, allowing for more snow and ice
evening there is a slight chance of rain transitioning into snow by nday morning.as the sysyem makes its way out of the area, it will leave mostly cloudy skies behind it with temperatures in the upper 30s.we are still tracking a winter storm that will impact siouxland early next week. stay tuned over the next few days and we'll keep you informed of how things will play out.