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with authorities involved with the case. ktiv's tiffany lane joins us live from sioux city police headquarters with the details. tiffany? i'll have more details tonight on news 4 at ten. sheila? today's sentencings ended the case that all started after the shooting of officer kevin mccormick.
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sr. took a call from his son jamal dean right after the shooting of sioux city police officer kevin mccormick in april of 2013. he then picked up his son and dropped him off at the home of his uncle steffen dean in sioux city. just 31 hours later, levon dean sr. appeared on ktiv urging his son to turn himself into authorities. here's what he said then: "i'm sorry with what went down. we want to say we're very sorry to his family." six days after the officer's shooting authorities caught up to jamal dean about 70 miles from the mexico border. levon dean, sr. finally came clean months later. in august of this year, he received three years of probation and ordered to serve 15 weekends in jail. the uncle steffen dean ended up with one year probation. others received sentences for their roles in taking jamal dean to south sioux city, winnebago, and back to the palmer house motel in sioux city. that's where jamal dean and his brother levon were actually accused of robbing a person of money and meth almost two weeks before the shooting of officer
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jamal dean received 25 years in prison for the attempted murder of officer mccormick. in january, he received life in prison for other violent crimes he committed over the years. his brother lavon dean received 33 years for his crime sprees. here's a look at the other people sentenced in the dean conspiracy case. kimberly smith who lived with the uncle was sentenced to eight months. anna baker received four months in federal prison. ingmar hernandez received 33 months. and, monica rocha- contreras was sentenced to 15 days in the woodbury county jail. we have another cool night on tap in siouxland. here to tell us more is chief meteorologis t ron demers joins with the first look at our forecast at six. weather ad-lib after a cool morning start that saw many of us go into the upper 30s, it turned into a very nice afternoon with highs in the 70s. we'll see more 30s tonight for lows with highs tomorrow just a bit cooler as we go up to about 70. breezy conditions will move in for thursday keeping highs in the upper
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a community is mourning the loss of one man after the dixon county sheriff said he died from a flash fire at a restaurant in allen, nebraska last week. the fire happened last thursday in allen. authorities say 70-year- old gerald, or jerry, koch of newcastle, nebraska was in critical condition and transported to an omaha hospital by mercy air care. he died from the injuries on sunday. the other person injured was identified as 69-year-old carol koch, his
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condition but has been released from the hospital. the fire happened when flammable liquid ignited. it has been ruled an accidental fire. according to koch's obituary, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on saturday at st. peter's catholic church in newcastle, nebraska. a house fire last night evening left a terril, iowa family homeless. fire departments from terril, spirit lake, milford and superior were called to 306 state street in terril and found the structure pretty much engulfed. five members of the family of six were home at the time. they managed to get out safely, along with the family's dog. there's no word on a probable cause. it's believed the fire started in a garage on the south side of the house, owned by tim and michelle roth. it was about a year ago, a storm caused extensive damage to one siouxland town. trees were lifted from their roots... debris was scattered everywhere... and the one structure not covered under insurance was destroyed.
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ktiv's brianna clark shares how a 20-thousand- dollar grant has helped make a park shelter house more sound than ever.
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park is bigger and stronger than ever. nat a few changes were made to the structure. before the storm, these poles sat on top of concrete and were bolted into the ground. now, they sit four feet deep into the ground, surrounded by concrete. so if a storm were to come again, the shelter would be ready. "i'm not saying this one wouldn't come done, but it will take a lot more to bring this one down," says peterson. the shelter is not only stronger than it was before... it's also bigger. it use to be 576 square feet. now, it's 864 square feet. which means more room for picnic tables and people. they also added electricity. "it was a really fun project to do knowing that what it is where doing is really giving back to in dakota city, nebraska... brianna clark... ktiv news 4. >> dakota city city officials say if it wasn't for the grant money, it would be another year until the shelter house could be built. still to come... have you gotten a start on your holiday shopping yet? see how many americans got a shopping.
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after a cool morning start that saw many of us go into the upper 30s, it turned into a very nice afternoon with highs in the 70s. we'll see more 30s tonight for
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with highs tomorrow just a bit cooler as we go up to about 70. breezy conditions will move in for thursday keeping highs in the upper 60s. bigger cooling moves in by friday that could send our lows both friday and saturday mornings into the low 30s with frost possibilities. highs both friday and saturday may not get out of the 50s. we'll see better warming into sunday and monday with finally a chance of some showers by tuesday. there will be several debate watch parties across siouxland tonight. tonight there is a clinton for president debate watch party starting at 7:30 this takes place at el fredos pizza. a watch party for martin o'malley supporters will be at 1408 nebraska street in sioux city starting anytime after 7. and senator bernie sanders's suporters can watch the debate at 26-05 morgan street in sioux city. former secretary of state madeleine albright is coming to sioux city to campaign for hillary clinton. she's scheduled to speak at a "women for hillary" event at the peirce mansion tomorrow
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anyone interested in attending is asked to rsvp by calling the number on your screen. still to come... students and the symphony. hundreds of siouxland students learned the history of music by exploring melodies and moods of
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who's toughest on spending? fox news did the analysis and jeb bush had the best record. billions in pork, vetoed. eight budgets, balanced. and tax cuts every single year. right to rise usa
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who has the plan for jobs? jeb. tax cuts for the middle class. eliminates special loopholes. an explosion in growth and new jobs. jeb: cut taxes. grow america. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. professional symphony. nat pop of violin playing but today, hundreds sixth graders from all around siouxland got that chance. the sioux city symphony held its annual concert for sixth grade students at the orpheum theatre this morning. the educational event introduces
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the symphony to students. conductor, ryan haskins, spoke about the history behind beethoven's music. and, the orchestra played excerpts from beethoven's 9th symphony. "an education should be well- rounded. it's not just math and science, but the arts and humanities and things like that so they get a well- rounded experience out of this," said executive director of the orchestra, mark francis. the annual education concert for fourth graders will be in february. iowa secretary of agriculture bill northey today announced that the iowa department of agriculture is requesting pre-applications for projects located in urban areas that are focused on improving water quality. cities, soil and water conservation districts, watershed groups and other organizations are eligible to submit applications. the pre-application must be submitted by friday, december 11th. shoppers are getting an early jump on the holiday shopping season. according to a survey by digital marketing company session-m, 1 in 4 people have already started their holiday shopping. and more than half plan to begin shopping
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before black friday on november 27th. that's good news for retailers who expect holiday sales to increase by nearly 4-percent this year. last year, the busiest shopping day was december 20th... the last saturday before christmas. check twice before you make that hotel reservation. a recent survey conducted for the american hotel and lodging association found six percent of travelers who had booked a room online thought they were booking directly with the hotel. but later found out they had used an imposter site. based on the survey, the group now estimates 15 million hotel bookings were made on rogue websites last year. with more than a billion dollars going into the pockets of scam artists. prior to the survey, the group estimated online booking scams to be much smaller at about two and a half million bookings a year. brad's here -- the hawkeyes are hurting. iowa will be without four starters when they go to northwestern on saturday, trying to stay undefeated. and, the morningside women start the quest to defend their national championship. sports fource is next.
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their 6 and 0 start. but as the 17th-ranked hawkeyes get ready for a visit to 20th-ranked northwestern on saturday -- iowa is far from healthy and will be without four starters. senior defensive end drew ott tore the acl in his right knee and is out for the year. the two starting offensive tackles to start the season, ike boettger and boone myers won't play saturday -- sgt.
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the third straight game. wide receiver tevaun smith is also out. most teams are banged up at this point of the season -- and iowa won't make excuses. "it's a big void but this team's done a good job of handling adversity," said head coach kirk ferentz. "they've done a good job of, if we're hurting a little bit here, other areas pick up the slack a little bit and it's a positive for the team so far." "we don't worry about that. that doesn't change what our jobs are," said senior tight end henry krieger coble. "as far as who's in there and doing what, we just go out there and we just got to do our job either way." iowa beat northwestern 48-7 last year. kickoff is at 11 am. a state medical examiner says former iowa safety tyler sash died from an accidental overdose after mixing two powerful pain medications. a history of painful shoulder injuries were also a factor. sash was found dead at his home in oskaloosa, on september 8th. the autopsy determined a mixture of methadone and hydro-codone caused sash's death -- both are legal and used to relieve severe pain, but are
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a history of chronic shoulder pain were also "significant conditions" in the death. the new nebraska high school football rankings are out from the ap. in class a, norfolk drops a spot to eighth despite winning last week. the panthers go to north platte on friday. norfolk catholic is still first in c-1. the knights host pierce, who is receiving votes -- on thursday. boone central/newm an grove is sixth. in c2, battle creek stays at number-2. oakland-craig is 6th. stanton and west holt get votes. in d1, guardian angels central catholic of west point is still first. creighton is number-4 and elgin public, pope john gets votes. you can see the entire rankings at ktiv.com. last season - the morningside women's basketball team cappped an incredible 37-1 season with their fourth division ii national championship, winning in front of the home crowd here in sioux city. it looks like the mustangs could be in for another great season. morningside returns four starters to a team that finished 20-and-0 in gpac play last season. all-american ashlynn muhl is the only major departure - as m-side has 6 of their top 7 scorers back.
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with a second straight national championship on the line, the mustangs know they're going to get everyone's best shot - again. "they understand that we're not going to go play anybody wherre they're going to have a down game," said head coach jamie sale. "they're going to be ready to play against us, and we have to match that. that's how we want it." "it's good to have that experience under your belt," said junior guard lexi ackerman. "it makes people more comfortable playing, it makes all of us more comfortable with each other. it's a good feeling." "we've got high expectations, just like every year. so we're coming at practice strong, and we're attacking this season with a lot of new girls. we're ready to go." morningside opens the season on the road against william penn on october 30th. the muketeers are in sioux falls tonight -- trying to snap a two-game losing skid. sioux city is 2 and 3 on the young season after losing twice to bloomington last weekend, 2 to 1, and 1- nothing. sioux falls is 1 and 3. game time is 7-05 and we'll have
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tonight on k-t-i-v and n-b-c, a new episode of best time ever with neil patrick harris starts at 7 followed by a new episode of the voice at 8 and a new chicago fire at 9. then tonight on news four at ten.... five democratic candidates will be taking the stage tonight for the first debate of the democratic party. for many americans, tonight will be their first chance to hear from some of the candidates. the toronto zoo has two new residents today. a pair of twin pandas were born today at the zoo. they're the first giant pandas to ever be born in canada. zoo staffers tweeted that the two cubs were born between three and four o'clock this morning. the cubs will remain in the maternity area of the zoo's giant panda house for the next several months. that area is not open to the public. but the zoo says it will
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to provide regular updates on their progress. thanks for joining us tonight...
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