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tv   Siouxland News at 9 on FOX 44  FOX  January 20, 2016 9:00pm-9:30pm CST

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morning through several neighborhoods on the west side. thanks for joining us tonight, i'm diana castillo, larry wentz is on assignment 3 3 and tonight that chase is first on fox 3 3 sioux city police say 26- year- old austin shriver of luverne, minnesota was arrested just before 1 this morning after a high- speed chase.police first tried to stop shriver at 14th and court street after the plates on the jeep he was driving came back as stolen.when they tried to pull him over... he took off... accelerating to 60 miles per hour as police chased him along 12th street, bluff street and west 1st street... where he crashed into a parked car.shriver was arrested after trying to run from the crash site on foot.he admitted to officers that he was on meth at the time.shriver is charged with eluding, reckless driving, o- w- i and 2nd degree theft.he's being held in the woodbury county jail on 10- thousand dollars bond. 3
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for the person responsible for a new year's day credit card theft.this surveillance video shows the suspect walking into the tobacco hut and using a stolen credit card to make a purchase. police say the victims purse was stolen from a local bar. anyone with information on the case is asked to contact police immediately. 3 nearly 4 dozen siouxlanders are out of a job tonight... after a local call center ends operations.the centurylink call center near the sioux gateway airport took its final call friday.centurylink announced in october that the sioux city center would close... with its work transferred to a center in utah. the 47 remaining sioux city employees were given the option to apply for other jobs within the company... transfer to utah... or accept a severance package. qwest communications opened that call center in 2005... before it was purchased by centurylink in 2011. 3 the omaha tribe of nebraska has gotten its day in front of
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court.the tribe is defending itself against a lawsuit by business owners in pender who object to the tribe's attempt to impose a liquor tax on them.they say their businesses aren't located on tribal land, so they're not subject to tribal law.the triband two lower federal courts disagree... saying that pender is located on the omaha reservation. the supreme court should make a final ruling in the case sometime before june. 3 3 some talented students from sioux city's three middle schools tested their toasting skills this morning.8th graders from the talented and gifted programs at east, north and west middle schools took part in the annual toastmaster's speaking competition at morningside college.students gave their speeches in one of two categories: persuasive or extempo-raneous speaking. 3 "toastmaster public speaking and so they come in and work with our talented and gifted program so it's the eighth
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basically what it is just to help them become better public speakers and be better leaders "75 students took part in today's contest.they also received help from members of the community in preparing for the contest. 3 every month morningside college and siouxland news are teaming up to highlight a high school student who has gone above and beyond.our jetske wauran introduces us to this month's winner, a 10th grader in sioux city. 3 north high school sophomore gabriella gigaroa says she's pretty soft-spoken, but when it comes to art, she knows how to turn up the volume."it empties my mind and i don't have to think about anything." gabriella was recently awarded the "art student of the month" for her 3 artwork."i decided to combine two pictures. i wanted the moon in the back, and i also wanted the trees and the snow becauseit's winter."art teacher jean farrell describes
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self-starter and that her positive impact goes beyond the classroom."once a lesson is presented to her, she will take and make it her own.the talented 16-year-old student says her two passions are art and softball."yes, i'm in softball. i'm in fast-pitch and slow-pitch."with a track record like gabriella's, it's easy to see why many see that she goesabove and beyond."i see anyone who's motivated and open-minded to different things, will be a success in their lives, and i feel that gabriellais that person.""and i also want to be a regular veterinarian and go into the u.s. army veterinary corp." standard out 3 and before joining the u- s- army corp, she plans to attend western iowa tech community college.if you'd like to nominate a student, you can do that on our website siouxland news dot com by clicking on the "above and beyond" banner
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3 some sioux city elementary school students are joining the fight against cancer.students at crescent park elementary held a hat fundraiser today for the june e. nylen cancer center. students paid 1 dollar for the right to wear a hat in class. the student behind all of this... a 5th grader... says she was inspired to ask her school to do the fundraiser after cancer affected her family.today's fundraiser brought in more than 2- hundred dollars. 3 3
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saturday, highs will top out in the lower to middle 30s. we will be keeping our eyes on a very slight chance of snow sunday night into monday. for now we have escaped the arctic air, so enjoy it while it lasts.>> 3 3 texas senator ted cruz is hoping his wife can help convince iowans to support him in next month's caucuses.heidi cruz and iowa congressman steve king will make two appearances tomorrow in northwest iowa.they will be in fort dodge and denison tomorrow morning.times and locations are available on siouxland news dot com 3 3 hillary clinton is also calling in more support.new jersey senator cory booker will make a stop in sioux city saturday afternoon to campaign for the former secretary of state.that event will get underway at 2- 30 at clinton's campaign office on lewis boulevard. 3 a day after suspending his
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activities -- republican presidential candidate doctor ben carson is set to hit the campaign trail tomorrow.it comes after the death of volunteer *braden joplin*.in a one- on- one interview with maria thompson from our sister station in omaha... carson says he will return to campaigning with a quote "heavy heart". 3 "how many times have i dealt with severe head trauma and how many times have i dealt with death? but it never gets any easier."but this time it's personal."here was a young man, 25 years old, most 25-year-olds are not trying to spend all of their time trying to change the country."the presidental candidate is talking about braden joplin who was volunteering for carson's campaign.joplin and three other staffers were driving through atlantic iowa yesterday when the driver lost control of the vehicle.he was rushed to omaha for treatment and died shortly after."it obviously has a profound
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in iowa but throughout the nation." "always trying to make sure everybody else was comfortable...that everybody else felt good.""boy i tell you we could all learn a lot from just watching his life." carson says it's been hard on his team."there's sadness.but now there's real determination to make sure that this is not a life in vain." "it's brought us all closer together, we were doing good already but i think we're really close together now."a closer team...he says...that will help get him continue the campaign... and get him ready for the iowa caucus."they will always hear the truth, they can expect not to hear a politician.""we just have to recognize that our strength is in our unity." 3 one of tomorrow's events is scheduled near where the crash occurred.. in a statement announcing his return to the campaign trail, carson said quote "our mission going forward is to honor braden as he embodied the spirit we carry forward."
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3 the folks at maple valley - anthon oto school have come up with a very unique fundraiser that'll take place at friday night's home basketball game.they'll be using a ping pong ball shooter to launch hundreds of ping pong balls in the air within a matter of second. partipants can buy a ping ball for five bucks. there will be 11 lucky winners... but the vast majority of the money will go towards a scholarship program that's been in operation since 1994. the ball drop will take place during the boys varsity halftime. 3 3 in washington todaythe senate failed to get enough votes to move ahead with legislation that would make it much harder for syrain and iraqi refugees to enter the united statesthe bill, called the safe act, passed the house in november and house lawmakers had been pushing hard to get it to the president's desk.so how many
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the united states?as our national correspondent kristine frazao brings us that part of the story. 3 on capitol hill - a sense of urgency to act.rep, michael mccaul/r-texas"we really can't afford to wait. these refugees are coming in, into this country as we speak.rep. buddy carter/r-georgia"terrorist groups have made it clear that they're going to act on the generosity of our country to try to intrude into us."the issue has been front and center in congrees since the terrorist attacks in paris and san bernardino, ca. as congress haggles over the vetting process, we wanted to know just how many refugees are already here . kf nat sot from briefing - "how many came in 2015?"the state department sent us these numbers:more than 12 thousand refugees from iraq and nearly 17 hundred from syria just in 2015.. president obama has called for the acceptance of 10 thousand more this year.kf standup rotunda"the obama administration stands by its current policy on refugees and warns making dramatic changes to the program would be
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john kirby/spokesperson, u.s. department of state"nothing is more important to the state department and to secretary kerry than the safety and security of the american people. that's why the syrian refugees are vetted additionally and with more scrutiny than any other refugee that comes into the united states."but for those who supported a far stricter vetting process, like senator rob portman on the homeland security committee,the whole country should be concerned if the policy stays as -is.sen. rob portman/r-ohio"to bring people into this country who are not vetted makes no sense at this point."i'm kristine frazao siouxland news 3 3 still to come on siouxland news at nine... the u- s is making a change to its rules of engagement in afghanistan. what it means for the fight against *isis*, coming up in tonight's world wrap. 3 3 but first... tonight's terrorism alert desk update will feature the latest on a deadly attack on a pakistani university. that and more, coming up after the break.
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44, with larry wentz, diana castillo and siouxland's chief
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3 3 the war on terror continues tonight... and for once, the focus is *not* on isis.the *taliban* is back in the headlines... after a brutal attack on a university.michele marsh has the latest details in tonight's terrorism alert desk update. 3 from the terrorism alert desk in washington... i'm michele marsh.the pakistani taliban is claiming responsibility for a deadly attack at a university. twenty people were killed, and more than 60 others injured. four gunmen stormed the university campus in a northwestern town, not far from peshawar.the gunmen
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doors to shoot at students. the man suspected of heading up this attack is the same man who led a taliban attack on a school in peshawar in december 20-14.from the 3 terrorism alert desk in 3 3 the u-s military has expanded the ways to fight isis in afghanistan. 3 the pentagon says u-s forces can now pursue isis in the war-torn country.they did not have that legal authority before.under previous rules, the military could only go after isis elements that posed a threat to u-s forces in the area... or served as part of a bigger counterterrorism mission.last week, the state department designated isis in afghanistan and pakistan as a foreign terrorist organization. the designation led to a
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engagement.now u-s forces can go on the offensive and actively go after isis members as a threat to the u-s. 3 3 3 taking a live look out over dakota dunes tonight on our skywatch camera...we've seen a couple of days relief from temperatures near zero... will
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chad's forecast is next.3 "first alert weather with siouxland's chief meteorologist chad sandwell." 3 3 3 3 larry, diana and chad talk about today's weather and the upcoming forecast. 3
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won't drop too much thanks to the mostly cloudy skies. lows should bottom out near the 20 degree mark. look for more of the same tomorrow. we will generally see mostly cloudy skies, and a slight chance of snow as another boundary slides through the region. for the most part our weather will stay quiet but get just a little bit warmer through the end of the weekend. by saturday, highs will top out in the lower to middle 30s. we will be keeping our eyes on a very slight chance of snow sunday night into monday. for now we have escaped the arctic air, so enjoy it while it
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3 3 still to come tonight... how mother nature is turning *cleveland* into a wintery artistic masterpiece... but first 3 willis on cam: "we now know the very best job in america.
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business network. more 3 a rough day of trading for the markets and --- for job seekers ...the best and worst jobs are released. gerri willis has more in this fox means business report.
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watch the market today...(take vo) the dow tumbling more than 560 points at its worse point in an ugly day of trading.... but it cut that loss in half by the close....and once again... markets worrying over china and oil...crude prices falling under 27 bucks a barrel on wednesday... now at the lowest level in more than 12 and a half years.while investors are holding their breath... shoppers are breathing a little sigh of relief.consumer prices dropping slightly last month....those falling energy costs a big reason why. attention job seekers.a new report saying the best job in america in 20-16... is a data scientist...those are the folks who analyze all the data that companies are collecting on us.....most of the top positions are in the tech sector and health care industry...the study looking at things like earnings potential, career opportunities, and the number of job openings.sadly, one of the worst jobs on the list... is a reporter.willis on cam: ouch. that hurts.that's a look
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3 it's cold, it's beautiful. and it's all natural... coming up
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temperatures.the frozen art is created by high winds blowing across the lake... which has yet to completely freeze.that kicks up waves and spray... which freezes to lampposts and the like.the designs change as the wind shifts.concerns over *falling* ice... however... means parts of the lakefront in cleveland *are* closed to the public.
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