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pretty miserable out there. > video of a missouri student journalist kept from a protest
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now the student is speaking out. colin ruane has the story.
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that other student got really upset." (tim tai/student journalist) "i never intentionally shoved anyone or pushed anyone. i did try to stand my ground when they were shoving me." two m-u staff members issued written apologies for the way they acted toward reporters. other protesters have handed out fliers to reporters indicating a more welcoming tone to those covering their story in the future. while tai believes he did nothing wrong, he says he probably would have reacted differently. (tim tai/student journalist) "if i had to do it over again, i probably wouldn't have engaged as much." >> one man was killed and more than a dozen people were injured when a two- family home exploded in a new jersey neighborhood yesterday. fifteen people were pulled from the home.. and one person believed to be missing after the blast was found safe. two of them are in critical condition with severe burns, including an 11-year-old child. surveillance video captured from a building across the street shows the exact moment when the entire roof blew off the home in elizabeth.. sending a blast of debris high into the sky.. and completely leveling the structure. police in baltimore, maryland say a man is dead and a police officer is injured after exchanging
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gunfire last night. officials with the baltimore police department say officers encountered a 32-year-old man armed with a gun shortly before 8 p-m... and then gunfire was exchanged. one of the officers was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition. the officer is a five-year veteran of the police department. here in northwest iowa, there were several events honoring veterans, yesterday. students from west sioux community schools packed their gym to hear local veterans talk about the importance of military men and women. the morning began with the presentation of colors by the hawarden american legion color guard. students from the west sioux concert choir sang the national anthem. the concert band performed and veterans were asked to stand when the melody of their branch was played. american legion leaders spoke to the students about war. "they hear about it," said ken berke, american legion 9th district commander. "all of us here have experienced it in one way or another. we'd like to impart to them some of our thoughts and what they have to
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thankful for." the assembly ended with the playing of taps and retiring of the colors by the color guard. at the end of the event, speaker and commander of the sons of the american legion reminded everyone to say thank you to veterans for their service. another veterans day ceremony that took place was in south sioux city, nebraska. the event was held at siouxland freedom park yesterday morning. following the playing of "taps", and brief remarks, one korean war veteran shared his story with ktiv's sam curtiss. bad weather wasn't going to stop gerald muilenburg from speaking wednesday morning. "i asked them what're you going to do," said gerald muilenburg. "they said 'oh just make it faster'." the korean war veteran says it's not often he talks of the time he served. let alone in front of a crowd. "i'm basically a shy person so i stay away from that stuff if i can," said gerlad muilenburg. muilenburg was drafted once he finished college in 1952.
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he spent almost a year in korea. working in a headquarters company - mainly running a post exchange. selling things like food and clothes. "did not have to fight on the front as they [say] on the line," said gerald muilenburg. but those memories are distant. the sibley, iowa, native doesn't ponder much on what's ahead either. at 85 years old, he walks with a cane. it's kind of like a wooden reminder for his interpretation of veterans day. "it makes you think of where you were and man how time passes," said gerald muilenburg. following his years of service, he worked a variety of jobs. most recently working at farmer's markets. many of his jobs had one rule of thumb: that he be his own boss. something he was fortunate to do based on what he says was the biggest reward from serving. "coming home in one piece," said gerald muilenburg. in the korean war, nearly 40,000 americans were killed. more than 100,000 injured. a fight he feels is finally getting the identification it deserves. "korea[an] [war] is getting more recognition as we start dying off then it did actually during the last half of the war and since," said gerald muilenburg. sam curtiss, ktiv news four.
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muilenburg now lives in south sioux city and is a member of american legion post 307. students at storm lake st. mary's payed tribute to veterans during a special ceremony that took place yesterday. elementary students sang patiotic tributes to the veterans who attended the event. and, students in mrs. klinker's third grade class in cherokee, iowa sent veterans day wishes to her son. he's serving with the navy aboard the uss cape george in the pacific. students at lyons-decatur northeast also gave back to veterans today. every student, preschool through 12th grade took part in a special they have this ceremony every year. after the pledge of allegiance, fourth graders read a special poem. some of the seniors shared the stories of veterans they interviewed. the students also raised $5,000 for a veterans memorial being planned in lyons. jerry ludwig accepted the check and was so moved he couldn't speak. and in downtown sioux city,
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another celebration for veterans. this one focused on veterans of the korean war, also known as "the forgotten war." "o'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave." presenting the colors.. "present." ...and honoring our veterans. acknowledging those who have served, and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice. this tribute took place at the woodbury county courthouse in downtown sioux city. ktiv's own matt breen had the honor of leading the ceremony. your child's smartphone may be helping them hide things from you. we'll tell you what you can do to prevent it from happening, coming up. ben: and i'll have your
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could your kids be hiding inappropriate photos on their phones? ghost apps allow teens to hide photos and more on their mobile devices. anastasiya bolton has more.
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anything new.. actually ..if it's new to you.. your kids know about it.. or their friends.. (sot: mike harris, child internet sex crimes investigator) "ghost apps, hidden apps they're everywhere and the kids know about them and then we as parents, even if we try to be vigilant, check our kids' technology devices, we're not going to see them there." mike harris investigates internet child sex crimes. (nats) "i took a picture and hid it in this particular hidden app" he teaches many things.. including sexting.. and how to be smarter than your kid.. or at least just as smart.. (sot: mike harris, child internet sex crimes investigator) "we suggest that parents put on parental controls.. if your kid needs an app, or wants an app.. you find out what does that app do, why do you want this? if you agree with it, then you put in the parent pass code, the kid doesn't know it and then you allow them to download that app." harris says he's heard the "my kid would never" line too many times.. (sot: mike harris, child internet sex crimes investigator) "i've had parents that when we've been investigating these types of cases, sexting cases at schools.. this one father in particular, he wept so hard, thought he was a failure because he just could not believe his 12 year old daughter would be sending out inappropriate naked pictures of herself." ghost apps may make it possible for kids to hide stuff from their parents.. unless the parent takes control >> that was anastasiya bolton reporting. you may want to check
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and make sure your kids don't have any of these apps on their smart phones. it's a fairytale love story for one vietnam veteran and his wife. their love started when he was serving in the army in vietnam. but the way the siouxland couple fell in love has a twist.
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> it's the type of love story you usually only hear about in movies. but for one siouxland veteran and his wife, it's a reality. ktiv's tiffany lane has more.
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knot almost 47 years. and while that seems special in itself. it's the way they fell in love that falls nothing short of a fairytale. when roger was away for basic training in the army, mary started writing letters to him after meeting his cousin in study hall. this was before ever meeting him face to face. "i was in high school and you were aware of a lot of things that were going on with the guys that were in the service and i just thought it was something i would like to do to write to see if i could make things a little bit easier for somebody," said mary. one thing led to another and before they knew it, they were writing back and forth. one letter turned into several a week. then in may of 1967 roger returned for a month long leave. and, they met for the first time. "he came off the porch," said mary. "i picked him up at his cousin's house. i just thought he looked like a little runt because he had a uniform on. his pants were baggy." that didn't turn her away from roger. but, after a few dates, he left again, this time to vietnam. and the letters between them continued. su "on the letters roger would
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send, there was one thing on the envelope that kept mary hopeful. he would write how many days until returning. "i had a chance to send off the painting, so when i get it, then i will send it to you," said roger reading one of the letters. that painting is one roger had an artist make for mary in vietnam. he carries the original photo with him everywhere he goes. a year-and-a-half after serving in vietnam he returned to the u.s. for good. and, he left mary with an unforgettable surprise. he stopped at her workplace and told her he would never leave again. a few months later, they married and as roger likes to say, "the rest is history." "somebody leaves the house, give her a goodbye kiss and say i love you, everytime, everyday," said roger. "at night when we go to bed, love you. and that's the way it's always been. that's the way it always will be." almost 5 decades later, the rest of their love story is still in the making. in hawarden, iowa, tiffany lane,
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mary has all of the letters roger sent her, which totals more than 100. roger lost his during the war. after our winter wakeup call last night, ben says things should be better today. he's in next with the forecast... and a woman who has touched the
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lives of many in fort hood texas was recently put in icu. we'll tell you what the soldiers are doing to give back to her. if you think there's no solution to the climate crisis, think again. in iowa, wind energy is already producing enough power for over a million homes, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and supporting six thousand jobs. i'm tom steyer. with bold leadership and an endless supply of wind and sun, we can do that across america. the goal is 50% clean energy by 2030. so, what are we waiting for? the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families
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and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over a million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in.
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diminishing winds tonight will allow our lows to hit the middle to upper 20s tomorrow morning which will give way to a much calmer friday and much warmer weekend with highs near 60! our next rain chances should hold off until early next week when temperatures return to the 50s.
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soldiers in central texas are lining up to show support for a well-known woman there. elizabeth laird is known as the "hug lady." she's currently in i-c-u in serious condition. reporter tiffany pelt shows us how soldiers are returning the favor and are now giving her much- need hugs.
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to see me off or see me home." those hugs meant everything. s/ ssg jarvez wilkes/2-7 cav, fort hood :49-:54 "it brings a little life to you, you know that somebody actually cares enough to love you, a complete stranger at that." but those hugs have been put on hold... and the hug lady's health has taken a turn for the worse. "we don't know from day to day, even if we'll have another day." now those who she so selflessly embraced... are wrapping their arms around her. "you become accustomed to it, and it's almost an expectation to know that she'll be there when you get home. you never think about moments like this and you take life granted." all morning the soldiers have been pouring in, returning the favor... giving hugs to the woman who lifted their spirits, hoping to do the same for her. "she's back to being the hug lady. her spirit and her attitude are back up there." the gratitude is
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working and the support has been overwhelming. but for those who have experienced one of these hugs... (nats: laughing) well, nothing less would have been expected. "she loves the soldiers and over the years we've come to love her even more." >> it's . time for a break. but we're back in just a moment with more news and weather for you on news-4 today. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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good morning and welcome back to news 4 today. some of the stories you'll see in this half hour... the g-o-p presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail. they're working today to capitalize on their performances in the latest debate - a showdown that gave some of the republicans an important chance to focus on policies as much as personalities. the latest from washington. and high winds, rain, and snow hit siouxland yesterday, but in eastern iowa, the storm caused some tense moments as a tornado warning hit the area. at a grocery store there customers and employees took cover in cooler. and a group of veterans gathered in norfolk, nebraska yesterday to honor those who have served and are currently serving. but first ben....
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at 20-30 miles per hour and gusting to around 40 from the northwest. we will get the sunshine back though which will help temperatures reach the lower 50s this afternoon. diminishing winds tonight will allow our lows to hit the middle to upper 20s tomorrow morning which will give way to a much calmer friday and much warmer weekend with highs near 60! our next rain chances should hold off until early next week when temperatures return to the 50s. see graphics. >> now to decision 2016: almost all the candidates will be in iowa or new hampshire today. all that policy talk from this week's debate is spilling over on the campaign trail. tracie potts is in washington with more on who's answering those policy questions, and who's not.
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tough policy issues that stumped the frontrunners in this week's debate: (sot: donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate) "the currency manipulation they don't dicuss in the agreement." (sot: rand paul/ (r) presidential candidate) "china's not part of this deal." continue in new hampshire. donald trump.. offering few details on how he'd humanely deport 11 million immigrants: (sot: donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate) "well, it's a whole management thing." ben carson - who now says he supports boots on the ground in syria - isn't elaborating on his debate comment that china is involved there: (sot: dr. ben carson/ (r) presidential
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candidate) "i would have to refer you to some other people." ted cruz and marco rubio seem to be gearing up for a faceoff. this was cruz in new hampshire last night, on rubio and immigration: (sot: ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate) "when the fight was being fought, where did you stand?" rubio's doubling down on tough talk against russia's leader: (sot: marco rubio/ (r) presidential candidate) "that's what he is - he's a gangster." jeb bush... who held his own amid struggling numbers... is targeting donald trump's promise to send syrian refugees home: (sot: jeb bush/ (r) presidential candidate) "wow. i'm thinking, donald to their slaughter. is that the america that represents?" divisions highlighted in this week's debate.. playing out on the campaign trail. bush was just endorsed by former republican nominee bob dole. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. >> russian president vladimir putin told his country's sports leaders that russia needs to conduct its own investigation into whether it systematically dopes its athletes. the world's anti-doping agency accused russian track and field athletes of doping... with the help of the government. putin also visited the russian wrestling team at a training center in sochi yesterday. yesterday, president obama sent a message to the nation to keep those who have served our country in their thoughts long after the parades and ceremonies have concluded. during an observance at arlington national cemetery, the president paid tribute to all the men and women who have served in the armed forces by laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns.
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in the midst of a new wave of veterans who have served in afghanistan, iraq, and other parts of the world... and urged businesses and communities to consider hiring them when they return home. he said the tributes will ring hollow if we don't allow our veterans to receive the care they deserve, or if they aren't given opportunities to work after their military service has ended. our military's highest honor, the medal of honor, will be given to the latest recipient today. captain flo groberg will be presented with the award by president obama this morning. groberg is being honored for his actions that took place in august of 2012, when he put himself between his men and a suicide bomber. groberg survived the medal of honor recipient from the wars in iraq and afghanistan. some folks in norfolk, nebraska gathered yesterday to honor currently serving. retired navy chaplain mike moreno was the guest speaker at the norfolk veterans home. moreno served eight years on active duty, and still serves in
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purpose, and said those who serve put on the uniform so the country can remain strong. "we don't fight because we hate the people in front of us, we fight because of the people behind us that we love and that's you guys." moreno went on to say people can honor the veterans who died by following their dreams. nasa will hold a media conference call this afternoon to provide an update to how the earth is responding to the increasing levels of heat trapping gases in the atmosphere and what that means for the earth's climate. later this month, a united nations climate meeting in paris will focus on setting limits on future levels of human-produced carbon emissions. today's briefing will present new observations from the orbiting carbon observatory-2 mission, nasa's first satellite dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide. yesterday was an interesting day for weather here in siouxland. in addition to rain, hail, and high winds, the storm also dropped snow. it was still to0 warm for it to stick to streets, and sidewalks.
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so you won't be waking up to snow this morning. but, vehicles did get a fresh blanket of snow, last night. when you get that alert telling you to seek shelter immediately...you never know where you are going to be. in black hawk county iowa--they got creative at a grocery store olivia mancino has the story.
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employees ushered everyone into the safest place--the cooler. ryan langan- kitchen "we were packed all the way from here to here, huddled in shoulder to shoulder" packed like sardines among the cold cuts, langan and roughly 15 customers waited out the storm. it was cold. ryan "like being in there? oh it wasn't too bad, but one of the customers came in drenched in rain and then had to stand in there so they were shivering pretty bad" jeff whitson- manager "it was the most stable place in the building plus if you're in the fornt half of the store if it does strike thats a lot of glass fragments going everywhere" in the end, everyone was safe, albeit a little cold-- and that's what's really important. >> the manager was asked if he's ever had to pack people in a cooler before, he said he has because it's hy-vee procedure. multiple schlerosis effects more than 250 thousand people in the united states. and now there's a new treatment that can help treat the disease. that's next in healthbeat four. ben: and i'll have your
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>> more than 250 thousand people in the u.s. have multiple sclerosis. a new drug awaiting f-d-a approval, has been called
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'ground breaking'. benita zahn reports.
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protection, disease symptoms, including vision loss, appear. (sot: dr. keith edwards, ms center of neny) "it affects lymphocytes that are of a b cell subtype that are a kind of master surveillance cells for tissue protection. the lymphocyte in a disease like ms attack the myelin, not just the germs." ocrelizumab, the new drug, goes after, what dr. edwards calls, misguided lymphocytes. the results, while not for everyone, have been impressive. (sot: dr. keith edwards, ms center of neny) "so the reduction of attack rate was 46%. reduction of new enhanced or new acute lesion was 94% on mri." moreover, it appears the drug may reverse some of the damage. mean it's not perfect but it's way better than it was. i can (sot: dr. keith edwards, ms center of neny) "but when a their vision it's not like she's exercising more. this is probably remylination. but that has yet to be
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proven." ocrelizumab has been tested on patients suffering relapsing remitting ms, the most common form of the disease and also a more rare type that has no approved treatments yet, primary progressive. it's administered by i-v every six months. so far, dr. edwards says, bad side effects have been minimal. >> that was benita zahn reporting. there are still a few hurdles for the drug to clear but it's on track to go to the fda for approval early next year. if it gets the green light... it would be available by 2018. the farm markets and stock reports are coming up. and walmart announced it's black friday deals. plus.... there a new waflle maker that you may want
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> the usda is making big predictions for this year's harvest. the ag department expects farmers to produce a record soybean crop totaling almost 4 billion bushels. that's up 1 percent from last year. illinois tops the country followed by iowa. the corn crop will be the third largest at 13.7 bushels. iowa is number one. the bumber crops is sending prices down. farmers who rent land will struggle to make a profit. consumers shouldn't see much of an effect.
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stock indexes were down after a day of wavering between small gains and losses. the dow jones industrial average fell 56 points to finish at 17,702. the nasdaq composite declined 16 points closing at 5,067. and the s&p 500 lost more than six points to end the day at 2,075. walmart announced details about its hours and special deals for black friday shopping. for the first time... walmart will have a majority of black friday deals available online starting at 12:01 a-m thanksgiving morning. stores will open at 6 p-m on
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thanksgiving day. walmart says they have stocked up on popular items so they can offer better product availability for advertised deals. they are also releasing the black friday ad to mobile app users early and offering the "one hour guarantee" for its fourth year. the u-s toy industry is expected to have its strongest year in at least a decade following several years of kids choosing video games and mobile apps over toys. according to the npd group which tracks about 80 percent of the u-s toy market, annual toy sales are projected to rise over six percent to nearly $20 billion dollars this year. that's up four percent from last year and the biggest increase in at least ten years. the toy comeback is being fueled by increasing popularity of collectibles and toys based on hollywood blockbuster films. and you're not looking at a toy from a blockbuster film.. it's a real appliance. there's now a waffle maker that'll make your waffles resemble the death star from the star wars movies.
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it's the death star waffle maker and it's being sold exclusively at think geek dot com for 40 bucks. there's still a lot more to come on news 4 today. when we come back we'll have the stories making top headlines in siouxland. plus, a popular character on the big bang theory is returning to the show. and stephen colbert is making history with his show.
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> > > here's a look at the stories making top news headlines this morning. siouxlanders pay tribute to america's military veterans. at west sioux community schools in hawarden, iowa, students heard from local veterans about the importance of the men and women who serve in the u.s. armed forces. the hawarden american legion color guard took part in the ceremony. the school choir sang the national anthem, then
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as the concert band performed, veterans were asked to stand when the melody of their branch was played. legion members spoke about their war experiences and students were reminded to thank veterans for their service. in norfolk, nebraska, military members past and present were honored at the veterans home there. retired navy chaplain mike moreno was the guest speaker. he served eight years on active duty, and still serves in the reserves. moreno said quote "we don't fight because we hate the people in front of us, we fight because of the people behind us that we love and that's you guys." he said one way to honor veterans who died is to follow your dreams. there are a lot of hairy faces at the woodbury county sheriff's office. it's the third year that department personnel are taking part in no-shave november, to raise money and cancer awareness. the women are also taking part by wearing jeans. it's a personal cause for sheriff dave drew. twelve years ago, his son josh was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 16. he underwent surgey and chemotherapy and today, josh is cancer-free.
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he and his wife are also expected their third child next spring. the usda is making a big prediction for this year's harvest. the ag department expects farmers to produce a record soybean crop totaling almost 4 billion bushels. that's up 1 percent from last year. illinois leads the nation followed by iowa. the corn crop will be the third largest at 13.7 bushels. iowa is number one in corn production. the bumber crops is sending prices down. farmers who rent land will struggle to make a profit. consumers shouldn't see much of an effect. stephen colbert makes history.. a fan favorite returns to the big bang theory.. and a hollywood actor is out of the hospital.. mary moloney has it all in today's hollywood minute.
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nat pop big bang theory fans, rejoice! emmy award winner bob newhart is set to reprise his role as arthur jeffries -- but in a ghostly form. newhart's character died off in season seven. the episode airs december 17th. and actor jason priestley out of the hospital after suffering a concussion. priestley was thrown off a horse while filming his new tv series, "the code." he took to twitter thanking fans for all the well wishes and says he's looking forward to getting back to work. for hollywood minute, i'm mary moloney. >> there's still plenty to come on news 4 today. social media can help or hurt your business. in today's law review we'll tell you what you can do to avoid a social media disaster. and day 2 of the state volleyball tournament is in the books. we'll have the highlights in the
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good morning. thanks for joining us on this thursday, november 12th. coming up... the protests and tensions on the university of missouri campus have made national news... and video of a professor pushing out a student journalist has gone viral. that student is speaking out for the first time about confrontatio n. also... here in siouxland... a korean war veteran opens up about his time in the service as he and other veterans are recognized for protecting our freedoms. and... together through thick and thin. after 47 years of marriage, on siouxland couple looks back on their fairytale love story that survived war and separation. and later... iowa siouxland volleyball teams are looking for a spot in the state tournament. we've got the highlights from the competition on the court in the sports fource morning wrap. but first, here's ben. at about 5:30 yesterday, it was
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there. > video of a missouri student journalist kept from a protest has gone viral. now the student is speaking out. colin ruane has the story.
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can't remove myself from being part of the story. i have to accept that, and move on, and deal with that." tim tai didn't expect to get national attention. millions of people have seen the video of him and another reporter facing demonstrator s -- who demanded they move away from a public area on m-u's campus. (tim tai/student journalist) "you're physically intimidating people who have the right to be there, and i would argue, are not actually intruding on the scene." the scene was much quieter on the carnahan quad wednesday -- but the attention toward the now-viral video has not died down. while tai has received praise from across the country, he still has his critics. on tuesday -- we spoke to one of the demonstrator s who said tai was out of line. (briahna martin/demons trator) "he was like, 'get out of my face and pushed her back. and that's when that other student got really upset." (tim tai/student journalist) "i never intentionally shoved anyone or pushed anyone. i did try to stand my ground when they were shoving me." two m-u staff members issued
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written apologies for the way they acted toward reporters. other protesters have handed out fliers to reporters indicating a more welcoming tone to those covering their story in the future. while tai believes he did nothing wrong, he says he probably would have reacted differently. (tim tai/student journalist) "if i had to do it over again, i probably wouldn't have engaged as much." >> one man was killed and more than a dozen people were injured when a two- family home exploded in a new jersey neighborhood yesterday. fifteen people were pulled from the home.. and one person believed to be missing after the blast was found safe. two of them are in critical condition with severe burns, surveillance video captured from a building across the street shows the exact moment when the entire roof blew off the home in elizabeth.. sending a blast of debris high into the sky.. and completely leveling the structure. police in baltimore, maryland say a man is dead and a police officer is injured after exchanging gunfire last night. officials with the baltimore encountered a 32-year-old man armed with a gun shortly before 8 p-m... and then gunfire was exchanged. one of the officers was shot in the leg and taken
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to a local hospital and is in stable condition. the officer is a five-year veteran of the police department. in siouxland, there were several events honoring veterans, yesterday. students from west sioux community schools packed their gym to hear local veterans talk about the importance of military men and women. the morning began with the presentation of colors by the hawarden american legion color guard. students from the west sioux concert choir sang the national anthem. the concert band performed and veterans were asked to stand when the melody of their branch was played. american legion leaders spoke to the students about war. "they hear about it," said ken berke, american legion 9th district commander. "all of us here have experienced it in one way or another. we'd like to impart to them some of our thoughts and what they have to be thankful for." the assembly ended with the playing of taps and retiring of the colors by the color guard. at the end of the event, speaker and commander of the sons of the
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american legion reminded everyone to say thank you to veterans for their service. another veterans day ceremony took place was in south sioux city, nebraska. the event was held at siouxland freedom park. following the playing of "taps", and brief remarks, one korean war veteran shared his story with ktiv's sam curtiss. bad weather wasn't going to stop gerald muilenburg from speaking wednesday morning. "i asked them what're you going to do," said gerald muilenburg. "they said 'oh just make it faster'." the korean war veteran says it's of the time he served. let alone in front of a crowd. stay away from that stuff if i gerlad muilenburg. muilenburg was drafted once he finished college in 1952. he spent almost a year in korea. working in a headquarters company - mainly running a post exchange. selling things like food and clothes. "did not have to fight on the front as they [say] on the line," said gerald muilenburg. the sibley, iowa, native doesn't ponder much
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at 85 years old, he walks with a reminder for his interpretation of veterans day. "it makes you think of where you were and man how time passes," said gerald muilenburg. following his years of service, he worked a variety of jobs. most recently working at farmer's markets. many of his jobs had one rule of thumb: that he be his own boss. something he was fortunate to do based on what he says was the biggest reward from serving. "coming home in one piece," said gerald muilenburg. in the korean war, nearly 40,000 americans were killed. more than 100,000 injured. a fight he feels is finally getting the identification it deserves. "korea[an] [war] is getting more recognition as we start dying off then it did actually during the last half of the war and since," said gerald muilenburg. sam curtiss, ktiv news four. " muilenburg now lives in south sioux city and is a member of american legion post 307. students at storm lake st. mary's payed tribute to veterans during a special ceremony that took place yesterday. elementary students sang
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patiotic tributes to the veterans who attended the event. and, students in mrs. klinker's third grade class in cherokee, iowa sent veterans day wishes to her son. he's serving with the navy aboard the uss cape george in the pacific. students at lyons-decatur northeast also gave back to veterans. every student, preschool through 12th grade took part in a special assembly . they have this ceremony every year. after the pledge of allegiance, fourth graders read a special poem. some of the seniors shared the stories of veterans they interviewed. the students also raised $5,000 for a veterans memorial being planned in lyons. another veterans day event took place at the woodbury county courthouse. "o'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave." presenting the colors.. "present." ...and honoring our veterans. this ceremony focused on the service of veterans of the korean war.
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acknowledging those who have served, and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice. ktiv's own matt breen had the honor of leading the ceremony. social media comes with a lot of good...and bad. in today's law review, ktiv's matt breen takes a look at how your business can handle a social media disaster. and i'll have your complete
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you think there's no solution to the climate crisis, think again. in iowa, wind energy is already producing enough power for over a million homes, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and supporting six thousand jobs. i'm tom steyer. with bold leadership and an endless supply of wind and sun, we can do that across america. the goal is 50% clean energy by 2030.
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social media can help, or hurt, your business and, knowing how to deal with a disaster on social media is rapidly becoming a part of any job description. here's ktiv's matt breen with this week's "law review".
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specific to your company to be included in your employee handbook." after including a social media policy in their handbook, what action should they take next? "next, train your employees and educate them on the policy," said goosmann. "make sure everyone has read the policy and they have signed a contract stating they have read it." what are some points that should be addressed during the training? "appropriate use of social media both at work and home," goosmann said. "also, talk about the policy on use of personal and company electronic devices. cover social media do's and don'ts, as well. for example, if your company is a restaurant, you don't want your employees posting pictures licking the food. remind your employees to act professionally both at work and on social media." what if an employee has already used social media inappropriately and damaged their brand? "bouncing back after a social media take down can be both tough and costly," goosmann said. "talk with an attorney about how to solve the issue with the employee and the public. they can help with the pr and
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with the employee, as well as preventing it from happening in the future." >> yesterday was day 2 of the state volleyball tournament. western christian and unity christian have finished their first round games. we'll have highlights and
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five siouxland teams plays at the iowa high school state volleyball tournament on wednesday. ktiv's brad pautsch has more in the sports fource morning wrap.
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unity christian - looking to join western in the semis - against sumner-fredericksburg. knights dropped the first set - in the second set, anna kiel gets the kill off the block - helping unity to a 27-25 set win. we go to the fourth set, with the knights down 2-1 in the match - it's kiel again - 23 kills for kiel - keeping unity's hopes alive. but sumner-fredericksburg closes it out to win the fourth set 25-21 - unity is upset, 3-1. in cedar rapids, mark freund ktiv sports fource. sgt. bluff-luton at state for the first time in 30 years -- taking on #2 kuemper catholic. first set - kylee christensen - just a sophomore - rises and swings for a kill - but kuemper takes the first set 25-15. the second set does go sb-l's way - christensen again - she had 10 kills on the afternoon. then it's the senior, brittni olson - leading the warriors with 12 kills - as sergeant bluff-luton wins the second set 25-23. but sb-l drops the third set - and despite a close 4th set, amy adams and the knights are able to close it out. sergeant bluff-luton fights the #2 team tough, but falls 3-1. central lyon's in cedar rapids for the third straight year - 7th trip in a row for gehlen. the lions open strong - with 10 straight points to begin the match - hope rasmussen had a 10 kills for central lyon. gehlen finally stops the bleeding - becca konz at the net - coming up with the block - central lyon
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and gehlen would spliut the firs two sets. to the fourth set - lions up 2-1 in the match - but gehlen catholic overcoming an 11-3 deficit in the set - konz with the set winner, 18 kills for her. we'd go to a deciding fifth set - match point for central lyon - and konz swings -- and it's just long - the lions win set 5, 15-12, and the match, 3-2. for more go to ktiv.com. i'm brad pautsch with the sports
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and, the state football semi-finals start today in the uni-dome in cedar falls. newell-fonda, m-m-c and sgt. bluff-luton will all be in action later today. it's a cold start to your morning. ben's in next to tell us how warm we'll get today. and it's a fairytale love story for one veteran and his wife. their love started when he was serving in the army in vietnam. but the way the siouxland couple
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the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over a million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ]
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thing that will stick around from yesterday is the wind which will be at 20-30 miles per hour and gusting to around 40 from the northwest. we will get the sunshine back though which will help temperatures reach the lower 50s this afternoon. diminishing winds tonight will allow our lows to hit the middle to upper 20s tomorrow morning which will give way to a much calmer friday and much warmer weekend with highs near 60! our next rain chances should hold off until early next week when temperatures return to the 50s. see graphics. >> now a love story that's like
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the movies! but for one siouxland veteran and his wife, it's a reality. ktiv's tiffany lane has more.
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if i could make things a little bit easier for somebody," said mary. one thing led to another and before they knew it, they were writing back and forth. one letter turned into several a week. then in may of 1967 roger returned for a month long leave. and, they met for the first time. "he came off the porch," said mary. "i picked him up at his cousin's house. i just thought he looked like a little runt because he had a uniform on. his pants were baggy." that didn't turn her away from roger. but, after a few dates, he left again, this time to vietnam. and the letters between them continued. su "on the letters roger would send, there was one thing on the envelope that kept mary hopeful. he would write how many days until returning. "i had a chance to send off the painting, so when i get it, then i will send it to you," said roger reading one of the letters. that painting is one roger had an artist make for mary in vietnam. he carries the original photo with him everywhere he goes. a year-and-a-half after serving
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returned to the u.s. for good. and, he left mary with an unforgettable surprise. he stopped at her workplace and told her he would never leave again. a few months later, they married and as roger likes to say, "the rest is history." "somebody leaves the house, give her a goodbye kiss and say i love you, everytime, everyday," said roger. "at night when we go to bed, love you. and that's the way it's always been. that's the way it always will be." almost 5 decades later, the rest of their love story is still in the making. in hawarden, iowa, tiffany lane, ktiv news 4.>> mary has all of the letters roger sent her, which totals more than 100.
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it's . time for a break. we're back with our fourth half hour of news 4 today. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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if you think there's no solution to the climate crisis, think again. in iowa, wind energy is already producing enough power for over a million homes, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and supporting six thousand jobs. i'm tom steyer. with bold leadership and an endless supply of wind and sun, we can do that across america. the goal is 50% clean energy by 2030.
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good morning and welcome back to news 4 today. some of the stories you'll see in this half hour... the g-o-p presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail. they're working today to capitalize on their performances in the latest debate - a showdown that gave some of the republicans an important chance to focus on policies as much as personalities. the latest from washington. and high winds, rain, and snow hit siouxland yesterday, but in eastern iowa, the storm caused some tense moments as a tornado warning hit the area. at a grocery store there customers and employees took cover in cooler. and a group of veterans gathered in norfolk, nebraska yesterday to honor those who have served and are currently serving. but first ben....
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northwest. we will get the sunshine back though which will help temperatures reach the lower 50s this afternoon. diminishing winds tonight will allow our lows to hit the middle to upper 20s tomorrow morning which will give way to a much calmer friday and much warmer weekend with highs near 60! our next rain chances should hold off until early next week when temperatures return to the 50s. see graphics. >> now to decision 2016: almost all the candidates will be in iowa or new hampshire today. all that policy talk from this week's debate is spilling over on the campaign trail. tracie potts is in washington with more on who's answering those policy questions, and who's not.
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the frontrunners in this week's debate: (sot: donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate) "the currency manipulation they don't dicuss in the agreement." (sot: rand paul/ (r) presidential candidate) "china's not part of this deal." continue in new hampshire. donald trump.. offering few details on how he'd humanely deport 11 million immigrants: (sot: donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate) "well, it's a whole management thing." ben carson - who now says he supports boots on the ground in syria - isn't elaborating on his debate comment that china is involved there: (sot: dr. ben carson/ (r) presidential candidate) "i would have to refer you to some other people." ted cruz and marco rubio seem to be gearing up for a faceoff. this was cruz in new hampshire last night, on rubio and immigration: (sot: ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate) "when the fight was being fought, where did you stand?" rubio's doubling down on tough talk against russia's leader: (sot: marco rubio/ (r) presidential candidate) "that's what he is - he's a gangster." jeb bush... who held his own amid struggling numbers... is targeting donald trump's promise to send syrian refugees home: (sot: jeb bush/ (r) presidential candidate)
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"wow. i'm thinking, donald to their slaughter. is that the america that represents?" divisions highlighted in this week's debate.. playing out on the campaign trail. bush was just endorsed by former republican nominee bob dole. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. >> russian president vladimir putin told his country's sports leaders that russia needs to conduct its own investigation into whether it systematically dopes its athletes. the world's anti-doping agency accused russian track and field athletes of doping... with the help of the government. so,putin wants russia to investigate itself to find out if it's doping its athletes. putin also visited the russian wrestling team at a training center in sochi yeyeerday. yesterday, president obaba sent a message to the nation to keep those who o ve served our country in their thoughts long
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after the parades and ceremonies have cononuded. during an observrvce at arlington national cemetery, the president paid tribute to all the men and women who have served in the armed forces byby laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknns. in h h address, the president said the nation is in the midst of a new wave of veterans who have served in afghanistan, iraq, and other parts of the world... and urged businesses and communities to consider hiring them when they return home. he said the tributes will ring hollow if we don't allow our veterans to receive the care they deserve, or if they aren't given opportunities to work after their military service has ended. our military's highest honor, the medal of honor, will be given to the latest recipient today. captain flo groberg will be presented with the award by president obama this hono^ed for his actions thut took place in august of 2012, when he put himself between his men and a suicide bomber. groberg survived the attack and is the tenth living medal of honor recipient from the wars in iraq and afghanistan. some folks in norfolk, nebraska
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those who served or are currently serving. retired navy chaplain mike moreno was the guest speaker at the norfolk veterans home. moreno served eight years on active duty, and still serves in the reserves. he spoke about purpose, and said those who serve put on the uniform so the country can remain strong. "we don't fight because we hate the people in front of us, we fight because of the people behind us that we love and that's you guys." moreno went on to say people can honor the veterans who died by following their dreams. the men at the woodbury county sheriff's office have put down their razors for the month. they're taking part in "no shave november." as ktiv's robert lowe reports, it's a cause that hits very close for sheriff dave drew.
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it," said woodbury co. sheriff dave drew. "everybody is somehow affected by cancer." including woodbury county sheriff, dave drew. on veterans day 12 years ago, the man at the top, quickly hit the bottom after hearing... "when the doctor came in and told us there was a large mass, you could have knocked me over with a feather," said sheriff drew. his son, josh, just 16 at the time, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. "you have to tell your son, i'd rather get my butt kicked in a bar fight," said sheriff drew. incredibly hard for anyone to hear, but especially one who dedicates his life to protecting others. josh would have to undergo next-day surgery and multiple rounds of chemotherapy . "i tried to stay strong, i remember telling him you'll be all right, i'd leave and come back, i'm an emotional guy, i couldn't hold it together," said sheriff drew. a gun and a badge could do not good. but those at the june e. nylon could. that's why more than 70 percent of theheheriff's
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office participates in no shave november, each donating $30. "to give back to the community. one of the ways we do it we have everybody hear grow beards andnd we donate e e money to june e. nylen. a fact that's not lost on josh, who today, is cancer frere "it shows that thehesupport individuals with canceceand want to help in somewawa" and as the sheriff's office continues to grow their beard to show thehe support, josh continues to grow hihifamily "t"ty told me, maybe a 10 percent chance that i could have kids, and then my daughter came and then not a year later my son came and then hopefully another boy will be on the way. what sheriff drew calls a holiday-time miracle, for a man who's family first. in sioux city, robert lowe, ktiv news 4. >> josh currently serves in the national guard with the 185th in sioux city. he and his wife are expecting their third child in april. it'll be sheriff drew's fifth grandchild.
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conference call this afternoon to provide an update to how the earth is responding to the increasing levels of heat trapping gases in the atmosphere and what that means for the earth's climate. later this month, a united nations climate meeting in paris will focus on setting limits on future levels of human-produced carbon emissiwns. today's briefing will present new observations from the orbiting carbon observatory-2 mission, nasa's first satellite dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide. yesterday was an interesting day for weather here in siouxland. in addition to rain, hail, and high winds, the storm also dropped snow. it was still to warm for it to stick to streets, and sidewalks. so you won't be waking up to snow this morning. but, vehicles did get a fresh
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when you get that alert telling you to seek shelter immediately...you never know where you are going to be. in black hawk county iowa--they got creative at a grocery store. olivia mancino has the story.
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nats--cutting board once the tornado warning hit the area, employees ushered everyone into the safest place--the cooler. ryan langan- kitchen "we were packed all the way from here to here, huddled in shoulder to shoulder" packed like sardines among the cold cuts, langan and roughly 15 customers waited out the storm. it was cold. ryan "like being in there? oh it wasn't too bad, but one of the customers came in drenched in rain and then had to stand in there so they were shivering pretty bad" jeff whitson- manager "it was the most stable place in the building plus if you're in the fornt half of the store if it does strike thats a lot of glass fragments going everywhere" in the end, everyone was safe, albeit a little cold-- and that's what's really important. >> that was olivia mancino reporting. the manager was asked if he's ever had to pack people in a cooler before, he said he has because it's hy-vee procedure. prince george and princess charlotte are both still very young. but coming up in what's trending, we'll show you what scientists say they'll look like as they age. and i'll have your complete
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wind advisory in effect until 6 pm after a nasty evening of weather last night, things will start to improve a little bit today. one thing that will stick around from yesterday is the wind which will be at 20-30 miles per hour and gusting to around 40 from the northwest. we will get the sunshine back though which will help temperatures reach the lower 50s this afternoon. diminishing winds tonight will allow our lows to hit the middle to upper 20s tomorrow morning which will give way to a much calmer friday and much warmer weekend with highs near 60! our next rain chances should hold off until early next week when temperatures return to the 50s. see graphics. >> want to see what britain's prince george and princess charlotte will look like in 20 years? researchers at britain's university of bradford used new software they developed to create projected portraits of george and charlotte, the children of prince william and kate middleton.
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technology will help parents "see" what their children will look like as they age. they say the software will also help police search for criminals. five years ago a mine collapsed in chile, trapping 33 miners. now the story has hit the movie screen and it comes out tomorrow. plus...taylor swift was recently sued for using someone else's lyrics in one of her latest songs.
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if you didn't stay up last night for jimmy fallon... here's what you missed. on the show tonight....eliza beth banks, jon glaser, and tim mcgraw. you can catch the tonight show with jimmy fallon right here on
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ktiv at 10:35 after news 4. the world was riveted five years ago when a mine in chile collapsed, trapping 33-miners deep underground. miraculously, they all survived, and re-emerged 69-days later after a painstaking rescue mission. now, an all-star cast is bringing that story to the big screen. "the 33" premiered in hollywood earlier this week. antonio banderas, juliette binoche and lou diamond phillips star in the film about the chilean miner's dramatic rescue. several of the miners were in hollywood for the star-studded premiere. "the 33" hits theaters tomorrowow a judge in california got really creaeave in dismissing a copyright infringement lawsuit against taylor swift. artist jesse b bham accused swift of stealing his lyrics for her hit song "shake it off,","nd asked for 42-million dollars in damages. the judgdgrepeatedly quoted swift lyrics while dismimiing the lawsuit. she wrote... quote... "at present, the couou is not saying that t aham can never,
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she wewe on to say at least t r the moment, defendants have shakak off this lawsuit." thursday al- actress anne hathawawais 33 sarah- actor ryan gosling is 35 al- figure skater tonya harding is 45 sarah-h-etired mlb all-star r sammy sosa is 47 al- olympipigold medal gymnastt dia comaneci is 54 sarah- actrtrs megan mullally iss 57 al- singer-songwriter neil young is 70 sarah- sportscaster al michaels s is 71
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> time for a break on thisis thursday morning. t when we come back k 'll give you the storieiemaking headlines in siouxland. and one man took it upon himself climb a pyramid at a disney park. i love a gourmet cheeseburger as much as anybody. and that's why we created the pub burgerert culver's.
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herere a look at the storiri making top news s headlines this morning. siouxlanders pay tribute to america's military veterans. at west sioux community schools in hawarden, iowa, students heard from local veterans about the importance of the men and women who servrvin the u.s. armed forces. the hawarden american legion color guard took part in the ceremony. the school choir sang the national anthem, then as the concert band performed, veterans were asked to stand when the melody of theirirbranch was played. legion members spoke about their war experiences and students were reminded to thank veterans for their service. in norfolk, nebraska, military members past and present were honored at the norfolk veterans home. retired navy chaplain mike moreno was the guest speaker. he served eight years on active duty, and still serves in the reserves. moreno said "we don't fight because we hate the people in front of us, we fight because of the people behind us that we love and that's you guys." he said one way to honor veterans who died is to follow
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your dreams. there are a lot of hairy faces at the woodbury county sheriff's office. it's the third year that department personnel are taking part in no-shave november, to raise money and cancer awareness. the women are also taking part by wearing jeans. it's a personal cause for sheriff dave drew. twelve years ago, his son josh was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 16. he underwent surgery and chemotherapy and today, josh is cancer-free. he and his wife are also expecting their third child next spring. the usda is making a big prediction for this year's harvest. the ag department expects farmers to produce a record soybean crop totaling almost 4 billion bushels. that's up 1 percent from last year. illinois leads the nation followed by iowa. the corn crop will be the third largest at 13.7 billion bushels. iowa is number one in corn production. the bumber crops is sending prices down. farmers who rent land will struggle to make a profit. consumers shouldn't see much of an effect.
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we're tracking those severe storms racing across the country.. producing tornadoes, heavy rain and snow.. and near-hurricane force winds. (out) also ahead.. (v/o) a new concern over flu shots. if you get one, each year.. will that actually make this year's vaccine less effective? (out) those stories, plus.. (v/o) with 38 states down.. and just a dozen more to go, al's entering the homestretch of "rokerthon 2" when we get started, here on today. >> video of a man climbing the pyramid at disney epcot's mexico pavilion has quickly gone viral. witnesses say it was almost closing time when they overheard someone say they wanted to climb the pyramid... and someone did! the stunt was recorded on cell phone video and witnesses say the man made it to the top and back down safely. epcot center security hasn't released any information about the man or if
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sudden and severe. fierce storms tearing across the country. in the midwest, tornadoes. and hurricane-force winds. >> oh! >> farther west, heavy snow causing drivers to lose control. 50 million americans facing severe weather warnings today. direct strike. an nbc news helicopter records a man pointing a laser right in the pilot's eye. >> and he's gets lasered. he just did it again. >> then the chopper catching the dramatic arrest. an unarmed man dies in police custody after being tasered up to 20 times. police say it was appropriate and necessary, but the man's
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