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afternoon when her car was struck by a northbound semi.jaroska was killed instantly.the driver of the semi refused medical treatment.there are no charges pending against the driver of the semi. 3 it's a milestone for sioux city... as the first navy ship to be named for the community prepares for its official launch tomorrow. siouxland news reporter jetske wauran is in wconsin for the christening...and has more on the preparations ahead 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 executive officer, u.s.s. sioux city"the rco counsel, this is what makes lcs particularly special compared to the rest of the
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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."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 ships are not built from 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."
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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 morning at 10 a.m. i'll have 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 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 services.... and the public is welcome to attend meetings and suggest changes to current
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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 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 the system makes its way out of the area, it will leave mostly cloudy skies behind it with temperatures in the upper
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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. 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 is in the lakes this weekend... and reports the games provide a winter *boost* to the local 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 boonedocks convenient store"i 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
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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 up."everyone pitches in to 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
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schmeling/manager americinn/super 8 "what's nice work hard and you play hard, while this time of year we work hard to let 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 most of the events get started at 8am tomorrow. we'll be here covering them and of course the polar plunge at 3pm. 3 we're less than 72 hours away from the iowa caucuses... and siouxland is hosting several candidates this weekend. tonight... democrat martin o'malley and republican jeb bush held events in sioux city. siouxland news reporter nick popham was at both events and joins us now.nick... what are the candidates saying as we hit the home stretch here? 3 3 larry, they're mostly focusing
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supporters... hoping they can win over some voters at the precincts monday night.jeb bush's campaign has been mired in the single digits both nationally and in iowa since launching last year... his supporters say poll numbers don't matter in the long run...and they're focused on electing someone with proven experience and leadership. 3 "well that fact that he has a plan. it isn't a plan that's going to be brought forward as he goes in, although it sounds like he is willing to work with others and i like that "after governor bush left sioux city and headed up to dordt college... another former governor made a stop in town.former maryland governor martin o'malley is viewed as a longshot to win the democratic nomination behind hillary clinton and bernie sanders.for his supporters... it's about choosing a nominee with a clean record and achievable goals. 3 "i believed him and it just seems like he has a plan for what he wants to do for the
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talk."these two stops just the first of many this iowans prepare for monday's critical caucuses. larry? 3 as nick alluded to... tonight just the start of a big campaign weekend ahead of the caucuses.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 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 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
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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 trump.we'll have full coverage of this weekend's final campaign rush on siouxland news at ten on saturday and sunday night on our sister station kmeg 14. 3 3 still to come tonight... we've got some bad news for nissan owners... that's in tonight's fox means business report. 3 but first... it appears that *some* in the republican party are hopping on the donald trump bandwagon. the reasons why... coming up after the break. 3 "siouxland news at nine on fox 44, with larry wentz, diana castillo and siouxland's chief
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3 just days before the iowa caucuses, donald trump is holding a hefty lead in the polls. as a candidate, trump has been unapologetic and brash, and has shown he doesn't need to change his ways.does this mean the establishment *will*?our national correspondent kristine frazao has more 3 the anti-establishment, anti-p-c, candidate with no political experience may be experiencing a significant shift."the establishment is actually is against me, but really coming online. "coming online in the form of a nod by bob dole - the 1996 g-o-p nominee..dole on phone on fox "if it comes down to donald and ted cruz, i'm for donald trump." and henry mcmaster, south carolina's lt governor and former member of the republican national committee. wednesday/gilbert, sc"the unique donald trump - next president of the united states."so what's with the change of heart? simone
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call"the idea that trump is gaining in the polls the idea that he is still leading in iowa and new hampshire folks are starting to realize hey - if he wins the presidency we're going to have to work with him."stand-up"some political analysts also say it's less about the establishment *backing* the number one and more about them *shunning* the number two." matt dallek"bottom line is ted cruz is someone that many republicans know, they despise him, many republicans do and want to stop him first." senator ted cruz - who called senate majority leader mitch mcconnell a liar on the senate floor"i cannot believe he would tell a flat out lie." with trump's absense, cruz was front and center at thursday night's debate.nats cruzbut with a dozen gop candidates, endorsements are hard to come by, with many waiting until the field narrows.simone pathe/political reporter, roll call"i think a lot of folks are starting to realize that this could be the reality - that donald trump could be the
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this reality t-v star - once a long shot now being given a second look.i'm kristine frazao siouxland frazao i'm kristine frazao siouxland news. 3 3 speaking of mr. trump... his pending trip to sioux city means good news for a local non- profit group. 3 "support siouxland soldiers" announced this evening at his event at the orpheum theatre sunday evening... trump will present the group with a portion of the proceeds from his fundraiser for veterans' groups held last night at drake university in des moines. trump says the event he held instead of attending the fox news debate raised 6 million dollars.there's no word on how *much* of that will be given to "support siouxland soldiers". 3 3 3 we're taking a look over arnolds park tonight on our great lakes counter tops and kitchens sky watch camera. 3 the university of okoboji winter games are in full swing this weekend. meteorologist kayla novak has more on what
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3 "first alert weather with meteorologist kayla novak." 3 3 kayla and larry talk about today's weather and the upcoming forecast. 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 eveninthere is a slight chance of rain transitioning into snow by sunday the system makes its way out of the area, it will leave mostly cloudy skies behind it with temperatures in the upper
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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
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3 3 coming up after the break
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when a popular sioux city *restaurant* will officially reopen... but first: 3 cavuto says: "late for work? what's your excuse!i'm neil cavuto with the fox business
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3 gas prices continue to tumble, an economic stand-still... and what's your excuse for being late to work? fox business network's neil cavuto has the details in this fox means business report. 3 taking a weekend road trip?
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cash.(take pkg) the national average for regular unleaded gas falling again. it's now $1.81 a gallon. prices have been down just about every day so far this year. those low prices won't help if you drive a nissan altima. the japanese automaker pulling back more than 800,000 of the mid-sized sedans. apparently the hood can pop open while the car is moving. but the ececomy isn't moving... barely growing in the final three months of 2015. turns out fewer people buying big-ticket things like cars and appliances. that had stocks rallying... on hopes the federal reserve will take it easy on hiking interest rates. the dow still finishing down six percent for the month. and better late than never. according to a new survey, one in four employees are late to work least once a month. many offering up some bizarre excuses... including someone who said all their clothes were stolen. another
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caught on fire from the blow dryer.(cavuto on cam) that's business. i'm neil cavuto. 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 kayla's back with a final
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up 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 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
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- club sandwich, burger. why the big smile, han? you going commando under those corduroys? - no, max, i am happy today because diner clientele has finally changed for the better. look, two parties of cool hipsters
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- you think those are six hipsters?
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