Skip to main content

tv   News 4 Today  NBC  December 2, 2015 5:00am-7:00am CST

5:00 am
good morning. thanks for joining us on this wednesday december 2nd. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today... the big dig. siouxlanders dig out from from fresh snow that fell all dayay how w fe is slowing getting back normal. also... a lawsuit is filed against a siouxland school district. the parents of a child with autism sue sergeant bluff luton school district over alleged abuse. we've got the details. also... many non-profits were looking for a financial boost on giving tuesday. charities hope the donations on the day become part of a growing trend. and later... senior citizenenget school on new technology. an east coast business is helping to give seniors a leg up on the world wide web. but
5:01 am
some northwest iowans, mainly east of sioux city, will see the last of any snow early this morning before it exits to the east. once the snow moves out, the clouds will follow close behind it and provide most of the area some sunshine this afternoon with highs in the low to middle 30s. see graphics. wx timer @ :40 >> the snow has finally stopped falling in siouxland. many people were able to get out and about yesterday. but first, siouxlanders had to dig their way out of the 7 inches of snow. ktiv's tommie clark checked in with some local residents to see
5:02 am
recent snowstorm.
5:03 am
the cold weather is believed to have contributed to the death of a farmer in kossuth county. sometime late on thanksgiving day, a relative found the body of 63 year old gerald dreesman beside his pickup in a ditch. kossuth county authorities believe he froze to death after getting out of his vehicle and was unable to get back inside. he was found 2-point-5 miles from his farm northwest of titonka. the kossuth county sheriff says people need to be careful when braving the roads in the winter. chicago mayor rahm emanuel announced on tuesday that he had asked police superintenden t garry mccarthy to resign. emanuel praised mccarthy's record but said it is a time for "fresh eyes and leadership." this comes after the release of dash cam video that shows officer jason van dyke shooting a 17-year old to death in october of last year. van dyke was charged with murder last month in the death of laquan mcdonald. on tuesday mayor emanuel also announced the creation of a task force to
5:04 am
policies and procedures. garry mccarthy led the chicago police department for the past four years. the police officer who shot 12-year-old tamir rice is giving his side of the story, more than a year after the shooting. officer timothy loehmann gave a signed statement to investigators and the cuyahoga county prosecutor's office tuesday. loehmann shot and killed tamir rice back on november 22nd, 2014. loehmann says he "continuously" shouted "show me your hands" in the moments before he decided to fire at rice. security footage shows the incident. the two officers had been told by a 911 dispatcher that a black male matching rice's description was at the park with a gun. the parents of a child with autism are suing the sergeant bluff-luton community school district, and two employees, after they say their son was physically abused. according to court documents, the child, referred to as k.g. to ensure privacy, left his desk at sergeant bluff-luton
5:05 am
proceeded to lay on the ground. documents say k.g. began "kicking his legs and moving his hands in thair," but did not make physical contact with another student or staff member. after being asked to return to his desk by the teacher, k.g. was "uncooperative." that's when court documents say the special education teacher attempted to lift k.g. into a sitting position. she was unable to do so, and proceeded to drag k.g. across the carpeted classroom documents say k.g. cried out quote "stop, my back!" the teacher did stop. here's a look at a post- incident picture. now, todd boley, the attorney for k.g.'s parents, says after the incident, the district failed to conduct an "objective investigation." boley says similar incidents occur across the country. "children with disabilities are vulnerable to abuse to a degree much greater than n e general student population," said attorney todd boley.
5:06 am
sergeant-bluff luton community school district. superintendent rod earleywine said quote "i do not have a comment concerning this issue." boleyeyays this case violates federal laws including the american with disabilities act and rehabilitation act. a judge has sentenced the sioux city man, who ran a school-based program for at-risk kids at north high school, for having sex with a student. a judge gave 29-year-old erick deleon 15-years probation. plus, he must register as a sex offender after being found guilty of sexual exploitation by a school employee. his defense attorney argued he was a state employee. but, the judge determined that deleon was also a school district employee because he also worked as an assistant soccer coach at west high school. deleon admitted to police to a quote "pattern of sexual related texting and sexual intercourse with the victim." even with snow on the ground, summer took k center stage at sioux city city y hall, last night. the pool committee held it's final public meeting regarding the future of sioux city pools.
5:07 am
residents using sioux city's pools last summer, the goal is to boost attendance and maximize the usage of taxpayer dollars. the committee recommends closing leeds and cook pools after the 2016 season and replacing both facililies with a splash pad. riverside would stay the same. lewis pool would close after a new aquatic center is built in morningside. leif erikson would remain open until the pool is no longer operational. at that time it would be replaced with a splash pad. "if we're going to be closing a pool we need to replace it with something," said sioux city parks and rec. director matt salvatore. "splash pads are very expensive from an operational l andpoint. it's a longng season. you don't n nd lifeguards, no filtration, no chlorination. it makes sense, it's a very user friendly facility. not a replacement for a pool, but the next best thing." about half a dozen people spoke up at the meeting. the pool committeeeeill hold theieinext meeting on monday to discuss llt night's meeting and
5:08 am
city officials unveiled a new historical marker to commemorate the 60th anniversary of rosa parks's arrest on a montgomery, alabama bus. the marker was unveiled as part of an event to honor rosa parks's pivotal role in the civil rights movement. parks was arrested on december 1st, 1955, after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a public bus. she was arrested for violating racial segregation laws that required african- americans to sit in the back of public buses. you've heard of black friday and cyber monday. but what about giving tuesday? it's a newer trend that started a few years ago. it doesn't involve shopping but rathth...giving . it was created as s response to black friday and cyber monday. many non-profit ganizations nationally participate in promoting the trend like the salvation army. according to mobile-cause dot com, nearly $46 million dollars were donated on giving tuesday in 2014. "we're just asking folks to think about those in need this holiday season," said major von vandiver witht the salvation army. "and to remember that in the many blessings that they have thth there are many
5:09 am
need help this holiday season." the salvation army says there are numerous ways you can help. that information is inside this story at ktiv dot com. if you have decorations up at your house or if you're expectiti packages to show up on your door step, you could be at risk for thieves to stop by this holiday season. we'll tell you what you can do to prevent it from happening, coming up.
5:10 am
forecast next! > >
5:11 am
santa clause won't be making g s rounds for several weeks... ...but for thieves, christmas comes early. as you shop for gifts... they shop for opportunities to steal gifts... and decorations,. a theft in washington state recently was caught on camera. joel moreno reports.
5:12 am
arms, and their hohos up." the women got away.. but crime prevention specialists say home deliveries don't have to be sitting ducks. peter rogerson says opt for tracking and delivery notification when available.. and also... (peter rogerson) "just create a little area that the delivery person can put a package behind say a potted plant or a little chair on the porch or whatever." rogerson says neighbors can work out agreements to pick up each other's packages.. followed by an email or note for the person who isn't home. tubbs says he watches out for his neighbors.. and sent his surveillance video to police. (mike tubbs) "hopefully we can catch them or deter them from doing it again." >> another thing residents can do is give the postal service and delivery companies instructions on safer places to
5:13 am
still to come this morning on news 4 today. the sounds of snowblowers and shovels was a familiar one across siouxland yesterday. snow plows were alson full force. we'll show you howthe snow removal crews are doing after the snow storm.
5:14 am
once again, the sound of shovels and snowblowers, filled the air across siouxland yesterday. for city crews, the equipment is much bigger, but does the same job... clears the snow. it's a 24 hour effort for sioux city's field services street crew as s ey plow through thehe streets to
5:15 am
ktiv's tiffany lane caught up with city street crews to see if their hard work is paying off.
5:16 am
and pickens is not the only person w w commends the their hard work. "they did a good job," said carl mueller, a sioux city resident. "it was pretty quick. i get up early in the mornings, go to work and it was all clear." "they come by a lot, like eight or 17 times," said anthony rodriguez, a sioux city resident. "so i mean, i can't complain. you know it's being safe." and it may not be difficult to spot them out on the street. there are 50 pieces of snow equipment making the roads safer for vehiclcl.>> one way you can help the cleanup is by shoveling snow into your yard rather than ththstreet. at will help them clcln up the
tv-commercial
5:17 am
keeping cars on the streets also makes it harder for road crews to do their work. ththsioux city police department plans to start towing snowbound vehicles this morning at ten. it's illegal for people to park vehicles on city streets for more than 24 hours without moving them following a winter storm. the snow has fiilly stopped in siouxlxld. ben's in next to tell us what the rest of the week looks like. and one business in new york is teaching an older generation how to use technology for free. we'll take you there, after the
5:18 am
this holiday, ford america's best-selling brand is giving you more. the ford holiday sales event... with 0% financing for 60 months on 2015 f-150 and focus and 2016 fusion and escape. plus 1,000 dollars holiday bobos cash on 2015 focus anan2016 fusion and esespe. it's the best gift ever.
5:19 am
for 60 months plus 1,000 dollars holiday bonus cash on select vehicles. see your local ford dealer. at the first world conference on climate change, the challenge seemed insurmountable. but today, as world leaders come together in paris, the solutions are clear. with a real commitment to clean energy, we can tackle the climate crisis, end our dependence on oil from foreign countries,
5:20 am
but none of it will happen unless america leads.
5:21 am
> > in the fast-paced world of
5:22 am
we live in, it can be hard to keep up... but one new york business is trying to teach some of the wisest members of our community the basics for free. liz strzepa took a trip to senior planet to see how they're encouraging folks to gain independence with the help of t t internet.
5:23 am
the best part, she says the classes are free for anyone at least 60- years-old - thanks to a grant from the new york broadband program office. dorene meyer : oh, i'd recommend it to everybody and so far i have to everyone i know. plattsburgh's senior planet is run by older adults technology services. its first outside of new york city. north country regional director tina gray says it's been a hit. tina gray: the response has been exceptional we already have people on the waitlist for the classes that will start back up in january. currently, the modernized senior center offers two types of classes - one for i-pads - and another for internet basics using chromebooks. tina gray: we actually try to take the student from the point of understandin g the device to being comfortable to go on the internet and then we're really all about applying the technology to the things that an older adult wants to do with their time. liz strzepa: students at senior
5:24 am
than just the basics of how to use technology. they learn everything from learning how to type using voice control - to perfecting the art of taking a selfie. tina gray: when you do something like taking a selfie, you get immediate feedback like okay i did that right i understand what i just did so it's a wonderful way to get a running start at this. gray says it's all about using technology to empower independence - in a fun, inviting environment. tina gray: i love it when people feel like they have value, they can learn, and they can make a difference and i think that's what we help promote here. and for this grandmother - she says she's hoping the classes help her keep up with her grand kids dorene meyer: i like playing games and doing just kind of useless things that are just kind of fun. and she hopes to continue making more memories using her ipad - for years to
5:25 am
it's . time for a break. but we're back with an update on the budget talks in washington. first though.. here's a look at
5:26 am
good morning and welcome back. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today... lawmakers talk budgets. congress is on track to pass a five-year transportation bill before friday's deadline - but an even bigger challenge is just around the corner. lawmakers have until the end of next week to pass a 2016 budget bill and avoid a governmentnthutdown. more from washington.
5:27 am
firefighter and 9-11 hero stopped in siouxland to give one sioux city store a piece of the twin towers. more on his story and why a piece of new york will be on display in our area. and later in healthbeat 4... an omaha man beats the odds during this indulgent time of year. he beat out thousands of others to take home a national weight loss title. his secrets to keeping the weight off when there are so many temptations during the holidays. but first ben is on the weather patio.
5:28 am
we're just nine days away from another potential government shutdown. congress needs to act fast. tracie potts is in washington this morning to explain where things stand.
5:29 am
one-point-one trillion dollar spending bill. to avoid a government shutdown. (sot: senator harry reid (d- nv)/ sen. minority leader :11-:19) "progress is being made, but there's no guarantee that these vexatious, poison pill riders won't close the government." like stripping money from planned parenthood. (sot: senator james lankford/ (r) oklahoma :24- :29) "there are many individuals that have a real problem, myself included, with large amounts of federal dollars going towards the single largest provider of abortion in the country." (sot: senator dick durbin/ (d) illinois :30-:32) "this is a delayed tactic, a political tactic." after last week's clinic shooting in colorado, democrats want the committee investigating planned parenthood disbanded. (sot: rep. diana degette/ (d) colorado :40-:46) "my humble suggestion as a congresswom an from colorado is that we all take it down a notch." accepting syrian refugees... and another vote to get rid of obamacare could slow down budget talks. (sot: senator mitch mcconnell (r-ky)/ sen. majority leader :53-:59) "i think the president should have to take credit for the debacle that this legislation has created." passing a budget is the first big test for new house speaker paul ryan. but there's hope: congress reached a deal on a 5-year transportation bill. it's
5:30 am
budget done. it's an election year. no one wants to be blamed for a government shutdown - especially this close to the holidays. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. >> president obama's push to fight climate change across the world is not getting support in the u-s. the republican- led house of representativ es voted yesterday to block the president's climate change regulations. lawmakers passed two resolutions largely along party lines... that would prevent the environmental protectiti agency from enforcing limits on electric utilities and coal plants. the limits are supposed to curb greenhouse gas emissions. the measures now go to the white house, where the president has already vowed to veto them. texas has more time to plan its case against the white house's immigration program... but not as much time as it hoped for. the lone-star state along with 2525ther states are preparing for a possible supreme
tv-commercial
5:31 am
obama's plan to make more programs eligible to millions of undocumented immigrants. the move could allow those who are undocumented to be eligible for work authorization and some associated benefits. the states are against the program... and a lower court has already blocked it. now, the w wte house is looking g to the supreme court to reverse the ruling. the justices have not said they will hear the case... but they did grant texas and the other states eight extra days for preparation. democrat hillary clinton will return to sioux city, this friday, december 4th, to talk about rebuilding america's infrastructure. the former secretary of state will spepe at 11:30am m the carpenters training center, at 22- hundred west 19th street. doors for the event open at 10:00am. an iowa state senator, and congressional candidate, is being criticized by republicans and democrats after he said he supports executing immigrant felons who seek to re-enter the u.s. illegally after bebeg deported. reached by phone, repupuican mark chelgren told the
5:32 am
his comments came during a conversation about terrorism and border control. chelgren stressed he was talking specifically about immigrants with felony convictions trying to re-enter the u.s. illegally. the chair of chelgren's own party said the comments, quote "don't "represent the vavaes and e beliefs of iowa republicans." u. s. senator joni ernst has retired from the iowa army national guard. calling her time in the military one of her "greatest honors," ernst announced yesterday that she had retired from the role. she said she was focusing on her work as a senator and spending time with her family. a lieutenant colonel, ernst served mororthan 20 ars in the u.s. army reserves aniowa army national guard. her retirement was effective nov. 30. a 9-11 hero visited siouxland today. retired new york city firefighter ed breen stopped by fashion floors carpet one floor and home in sioux city. he presented the store with a shadowbox holding a piece of steel from one of the twin towers. s appearance support the
5:33 am
tunnel to towers foundation. the foundation runs a program called "building for america's bravest," which builds smart homes for military service members who were injured during their service. "after 9/11, the world came to help us, it really did," said ed breen. "the country especially, it was tremendous the outpouring of supuprt we had in thee countrtr when this became available, it was a no-brainer for me. just to a part of it was spectacular." breen served as a firefighter at "ground zero" and is traveling the country to bring awareness to the foundation. if it doesn't already it will soon begin to lookok lot like christmamain many parts of thh country. the 2015 rockefeller center christmas tree will be lit for the first time tonight at 6 p.m. but the entertainment doesn't stop with the lights. the thousands of people expected to come out can enjoy live performances over on rockefeller plaza. the tree will remain lit and can be viewed through january 6, 2016. in washington d.d. the capitol tree lighting ceremony begins at
5:34 am
to go on shortly before 5:30. newly elected republican speaker of the house paul ryan will participate in the lighting ceremony. and not to be out done, the first family is ready to show off their christmas spirit too. tonight first ladadmichelle obama unveils the white house christmas decorations for 2015 and the first look at the decorated white house christmas tree. a lot of people gain weight this time of year because of the extra food and desserts th eat. coming up next, we'll show you one man who did
5:35 am
this holiday, ford america's best-selling brand is giving you more. the ford holiday sales event... with 0% financing for 60 months on 2015 f-150 and focus and 2016 fusion and escape. plus 1,000 dollars holiday bonus cash on 2015 focus and 2016 fusion and escape. it's the best gift ever. now during the ford holiday sales event get 0% financing for 60 months plus 1,000 dollars holiday bonus cash on select vehicles.
5:36 am
>>
5:37 am
it's a season of indulgence. the average american will gain at least one pound between halloween and the new
5:38 am
and maybe one omaha man's amazing weight loss journey will inspire you. he beat out 31-thousand people in a national weight loss challenge! malorie maddox has more in healthbeat four.
5:39 am
he kept pushing through his workouts-- (sot: eric scott, lost 100 pounds) "i have a wide open basement. i would do 300 wall touches. according to m m fit bit it was about 3 miles every night." his training-hard work- and devotion for his family lead to this big moment. and he has no plans to stop. (sot: eric scott, lost 100 pounds) "mitch says he's going to run a 1/2 marathon with me... and maybe malorie if we can talk her into it!" >> that was malorieieaddox reporting. as for the money... eric plans to pay off his wife's medical bills-- and then take her to dinner and buy something minnie mouse for his daughter devany. he is the 1st person from omaha to win this challenge. still to come on news 4 today....
5:40 am
spread to several major grocery stores, not just costco. we'll tell you where and what you need to watch for. plus....yahohois looking to sell it's website. we'll tell you why, after the
5:41 am
a storm lake, iowa, farmer has filed a federal lawsuit against swiss biotechnology company, syngenta. james stein accuses syngenta of depressing grain prices after marketing a genetically- modified strain of corn called m-i-r 162, also called viptera. it's a corn seed genetically modified to contain a protein that kills corn-eating bugs. multiple markets approved its import with one big exception, china. china turned u-s corn away in november 2013, when traces of viptera turned up in a shipment of u.s. corn. some claim that cost the u.s. corn industry as much as $3 billion.
5:42 am
compensatory damages, and punitive damages. his suit was filed on monday in federal court in sioux city. > stocks started the month strong yesterday
5:43 am
economic data from japan and europe as well as hopes the european central bank will expand its stimulus program. trading remained relatively quiet yesterday ahead of this week's release of the government's monthly jobs survey and a federal reserve meeting later this month. the dow rose 168 points. the nasdaq rose 48 points to 5,156. and the s&p 500 rose 22 points. fire and burn hazards have prompted harbor freight tools to recall more than one-and-a-half million cordless drills. the recall involves about one-point-seven million drill master 18-volt cordless drills. the company has received 25 reports of the drill switch overheating, including six reports of burns to the hands and fingers, and five reports of minor property damage. the drills were sold nationwide at harbor freight tools stores, through the company's catalog and on the company's website... between may 2011 and september of this year.
5:44 am
recalled drills and return the product to a harbor freight tools store for a replacement drill. a recall stemming from an e. coli scare now spans more than a dozen states and includes products sold at major grocery chains. contaminated celery from california-based taylor farms pacific was found to be the source of costco's chicken salad recall last week. but now the recall includes 155-thousand items such as salad kits, vegetable trays and other prepared foods. among the stores involved are walmart, sams club, costco, albertsons, 7-eleven, target and safeway. the products were primarily distributed in western states, but stores in states including georgia, arkansas, nebraska and hawaii are also affected. one of the most-visited websites in the world might try to sell off its internet business. the wall street journal reported on yesterday that the board of directors at yahoo will meet several times
5:45 am
company's core internet business. yahoo's stock fell 35- percent this year, as the company continues to see declining ad sales. according to com-score, yahoo was the world's third-most-visited website in the world, behind google and facebook. ...but yahoo has struggled to turn those big numbers into better ad sales, despite numerous attempts at a makeover over the past decade. ben's back with a quick look at the forecast.. and we'll have today's top headlines.. plus, the band that was playing in paris during the deadly terrorist attacks wants to help the victim's families and carrie fisher reprises her role in the upcoming star wars film. we'll tell you how she made herself look like princess leia again, next in the
5:46 am
wx timer @ :45 some northwest iowans, mainly east of sioux city, will see the last of any snow early this morning before it exits to the east. once the snow moves out, the clouds will follow close behind it and provide most of the area some sunshine this afternoon with highs in the low to middle 30s. winds will also diminish as the day progresses and become calm tonight, which along with clear skies, will allow temperatures to plummet into the single digits tomorrow morning. despite this, thursday afternoon will be a touch warmer with more highs in the middle 30s with better chances of reaching 40 this weekend helping us melt away some of thisnow! see graphics. >> > here are the stories making top news headlines this morning in siouxland. the parents of a child with autism are suing the sergeant bluff- luton community school district and two employees after they say their son was physically abused. they claim a female special education teacher r dragged their son across the carpeted classroom after he laid down on the floor and began kicking his legs and moving his hands in
5:47 am
refused to return to his desk. the parents' attorney says the school district failed to conduct an "objective investigation" into the incident. sergeant-bluff school superintendent rod earleywine declined to comment on the lawsuit. a storm lake, iowa farmer s filed a federal lawsuit against swiss biotechnology company syngenta. james stein accuses the company of depressing grain prices after marketing a genetically- modified strain of corn. china did not approve the grain and turned u-s corn away when traces of the product turned up in a shipment of u.s. corn two years ago. some say china's rejection cost the u.s. corn industry as much as $3 billion. stein filed his lawsuit this week in u.s. district court in sioux city. only about a half-dozen people showed up for the final public meeting of sioux city's pool committee last night. the committee has recommended closing leeds and cook pools after next summer and then closing lewis pool after a new aquatic center is built in singing hills.
5:48 am
open until ongoing structrual issues force its closure in the future. the pool committee will present its final recommendations to the city council later this month. after the frenzy of black friday and cyber monday shopping, siouxlanders gave back on tuesday. many non-profits were looking for a financial boost on giving tuesday. the salvation army was one of the charities hoping for a holiday boost yesterday. the one-day charitable giving promotion launchch three years ago. star wars woulul't be star wars without princess leia. who could forget her signature look? buns and all. now that carrie fisher is reprising her iconic role nearly four decades later -- the star wars star says she was pressured to change -- to be more like leia. mary moloney explains in today's hollywood minute.
5:49 am
than 35 pounds. she tells good housekeeping u-k she ate less and exercised momo. the force awakens opens in two weeks. eagles of death metal -- the band playing in paris during the deadly terrorist attacks -- wants to help the victim's families. the band wants other artists to cover their song i love you all the time -- and donate the proceeds. several -- including my morning jacket -- have already done it. (nats) joe manganiello dancing to the backstreet boys was one of the highlights of magic mike x- x-l. (nats) apparently during his wedding to sofia vergara last week -- joe recreated the convenience store scene. thrusting and all. no word if he used props. (nats): "how much for the cheetos and water?" for hollywood minute -- i'm mary moloney. >> still to come on news 4 today... ktiv's sheila brummer shows us how to make spiced nuts in centsable health.
5:50 am
volleyball tournament is underway. we'll have the latest highlights in the sports fource morning
5:51 am
good morning. thanks for joining us on this wednesday december 2nd. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today... . e big dig. siouxlanders dig out from from fresh snow that fell all day. how life is slowing getting back to normal. also... a lawsuit is filed against a siouxland school district. the parents of a child with autism sue sergeant bluff luton school district over alleged abuse. we've got the details. so... many non-profifi were looking for a financial boost on giving tuesday. charities hope the donations on the day become part of a growing trend. and later... senior citizens get schooled on
5:52 am
an east coast business is helping to give seniors a leg up on the world wide web. but first, here's ben. > with the worst of the snowstorm behind them, with the worst of the snowstorm behind them, many siouxlanders
5:53 am
with the worst of the snowstorm behind them, many siouxlanders spent tuesday continuing to dig out. but first, siouxlanders had to dig their way out of the 7 inches of snow. ktiv's tommie clark checked in with some local residents to see how they're dealing with the recent snowstorm.
5:54 am
time to clear off the streets and sidewalks from that heavy snow." snow blower. siouxlanders are digging their way out-- "i was actually out here when we had that snow that really bad snow storm and i was shovellng so at least theesnow's not cocong down heavy so it makes it a lot easier," said sioux city resident, anthony rodriguez. ...and they're shoveling for a good reason. "it's safety really. you want to make sure that people are safe and they're not slipping and falling on your property," said power wash usa manager, matt heath. some siouxlanders say they're used to it and don't mind it... but, it's the type of snow that makes clearing out all the more difficult. "it's kind of wet and heavy. if you use a snowblower it won't even work. it's all got to be hand done," said blessed sacrament church engineer, dennis labarge. homeowners say at the end of day they're exhausted, but it needs to be done. in sioux city...tommie clark...ktiv news4. >> keeping cars on the streets makes it harder for road crews to do their work. the sioux city police department plans to start towing snowbound vehicles this morning at ten. it's illegal for people to park vehicles on city streets for more than 24 hours without moving them following a winter storm. chicago mayor rahm emanuel announced on tuesday that he had asked police superintenden t garry mccarthy to resign. emanuel praised mccarthy's
5:55 am
"fresh eyes and leadership." this comes after the release of dash cam video that shows officer jason van dyke shooting a 17-year old to death in october of last year. van dyke was charged with murder last month in the death of laquan mcdonald. on tuesday mayor emanuel also announced the creation of a task force to review current epartment policiee and proceduus. garry mccarthy led the chicago police department for the past four years. the police officer who shot 12-year-old tamir rice is giving his side of the story, more than a year after the shooting. officer timothy loehmann gave a signed statement to investigators and the cuyahoga county prosecutor's office tuesday. loehmann shot and killed tamir rice back on novemberer2nd, 2014. loehmann says he "continuously" shouted "show me your hands" in the moments before he decided to fire at rice. security footage shows the incident. two officers had been told by a 911 dispatcher that a black male matching rice's description was at the park with a gun. the boy did haveve b-b gun in his hand. the parents of a child with autism are suing the sergeant bluff-lutocommunity school district, and two employees, after they say their son was physically abused.
5:56 am
education teacher dragged their son across the carpeted classroom after he laid down on the floor and began kicking his legs and moving his hands in the air and refused to return to his desk. the parents' attorney says the school district failed to conduct an "objective investigation" into the incident. "children with disabilities are vulnerable to abuse to a degree much greater than the general student population," said attorney todd boley. we reached out to sergeant-bluff luton community school district. superintendent rod earleywine said he didn't have a comment on the issue. boley says this case violates federal laws including the american with disabilities act and rehabilitation act. even with snow on the ground, , summer took center stage at sioux city city hall, last night. the pool committee held it's final public meeting regarding the future of sioux city pools. with just 1.3 percent of residents using sioux city's pools last summer, the
5:57 am
maximize the usage of taxpayer dollars. the committee recommends closing leeds and cook pools after the 2016 season and replacing both facilities with a splash pad. riverside would stay the same. lewis pool would close after a new aquatic center is built in morningside. leif erikson would remain open until the pool is no longer operational. at that time it would be replaced with a splash pad. "if we're going to be closing a pool we need to replace it with something," said sioux city parks and rec. director matt salvatore. "splash pads are very inexpensive from an operational standpoint. it's aonger season. you don't need lifeguards, no filtration, no chlorination. it makes sense, it's a very user friendly facility. not a replacement for a pool, but the next best thing." about half a dozen people spoke up at the meeting. the pool committee will hold their next meeting on monday to discuss last night's meeting and debate any possible changes. city officials unveiled a new historical marker to commemorate e e 60th anniversary
5:58 am
montgomery, alabama bus. the marker was unveiled as part of an event to honor rosa parks's pivotal role in the civil rights movement. parks was arrested on december 1st, 1955, after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a public bus. she was arrested for violating racial segregation laws that required african- americans to sit in the back of public buses. you've heard of black friday and cyber monday. but what about giving tuesday? it's a newer trend that started in recent years. it doesn't involve shopping but rather...giving . it was created as a responon to black friday and cyber monday. many non-profit organizations nationally participate in promoting the trend like the salvation army. according to mobile-cause dot com, nearly $46 million dollars were donated on giving tuesday in 2014. "we're just asking folks to think about those in need this holiday season," said major von vandiver witht the salvation army. "and to remember that in the many blessings that they have that there are many folks that
5:59 am
the salvation army says there are numerous ways you can help. that information is inside this story at ktiv dot com. coming up next, spice up the holidays with nutstson centsable health and i'i' have your complete
6:00 am
>
6:01 am
will be a touch warmer with more highs in the middle 30s with better chances of reaching 40 this weekend helping us melt away some of this snow! see graphics. >> pecans, walnuts, and almonds can be healthy addititns to your diet, but adding o othe sugar and flavororgs can also add on the calories. on ctsable health today, some hethy ways to enjoy nuts for the holidays. here's ktiv's sheila brummer.
6:02 am
s- "can i start eating them because they look good." w- "yes. we are making a savory one today. you'll also find these candied or sweet with a lot of sugar, so, i kept my seasonings actually pretty nimal here, with juju about o or three things, so you can add whatever else you wted here. but we are using a mix of pecans, walnuts, and almonds. and you'll notice that i have just the plain, um, the naturals they call them. they're not toasted or roasted, they have no salt added. so these are really great. you can use all three of these, you can use one or two of these, any mix that you like. i just used equal parts of all." s- "they have a kick." w- "and, you know, i would actually put kayan pepper in this specific one if i were making this at home. but to get started, all you want to do is toast all of these. so, these are probably going to take five or ten minutes, and, as you can see in my pan here, i just have equal parts of all these, and you want to keep stirring constantly, especially if you have walnuts. those walnuts burn really fast, and once you burn it, you really have to throw it away and start over, there's no way to get them out." s- "and nuts are expensive." w- "and nuts are expensive. so just, about medium-low heat, and
6:03 am
continually stirring until they're toasted. really how you know they're done, um, they're warm. when you put your hand over the top, they're warm. and you can really start to smell them. their fragrance is the big one that tells you they're probably all the way toasted. so once these are warm, you want to make sure you add the seasonings when they're warm, because they soak up the oils in their seasonings a lot better. so, in my bowl, i just have a little bit of olive oil already, and i'm going to make kind of a paste in the bottom of here. and today i'm using chili powder, cuman, and then a little bit of salt and pepper, and like i said, you can add so much to these spiced nuts. and these, see i don't think these are very spicy. that's why-" s- "oh you don't? okay." w- "that's why if i were making these at home, i would definitely add some kayan pepper or red pepper flakes, just to give it an extra kick. but this is just a good way y y can add ur own personal spin to something like this. and while these are still warm...i'm sorry my cast iron-" s- "don't hurt yourself." w- "it's so heavy." s- "be careful...dumping nuts all over." w- "that's alright. you just want to add these while they are still warm, and then keep stirring until you have them all nice and-"
6:04 am
w- "oh no. nope." s- "oh, you wanna do it?" w- "i've got it. and like i said, it works just so much better when they're warm, they kind of coat everything a lot better, and these are just a really good heart healthy snack, but keep in mind, with those fats come a lot of calories. so you want to make sure you're portioning out...of i would go about a max of a quarter cup each serving that you have here." s- "of the nuts. and can you do a sweet or are you doing a savory one?" w- ou can definitely do a sweet one. you can use a sugar substitute with the sweet ones if you wanted to cut the calories down a little more. but keep in mind, those sugared ones or those candied ones usually have more calories because of the sugar, and the spices are calorie free. there's a little bit in the oil, butut really only had a teaspoon in the e ttom." s- "alright, well i'm pry gonna have more than a quarter of a cup of nuts today, whitney. but if you'd likeore information on today's centsable health, or other centsable healths, go to ktiv.com and click on the news link."
6:05 am
action is underway at the naia... and two siouxland teams were on the volleyball court last night. highlights from the briar cliff& and dordt games are coming up next in the sports fource morning wrap. > have your next burger with a side of awesome. the one-of-a-kind, creamy blend of sweet and tangy.
6:06 am
at kraft we start with quality ingredients. all expertly blended to make our mayo. so you can take whatever you're m ming
6:07 am
day two of the naia national volleyball championship is today at the tyson events center. briar cliff and dordt are both looking to bounce back from early losses. here's ktiv's mark freund with
6:08 am
good morning. the naia national volleyball championship got underway today - 24 teams competing for a national title. among them, dordt and briar cliff. the chargersa are in the field as the host school for the third straight year. b-c-u had a tough test to open pool play - facing top-ranked lindsey wilson of kentucky. the blue raiders had some trouble keeping pace with b-c-u out of the gate. chargers played with a lead most of the first set - breanna nogegeeier one of her team-high 10 kills. things rolling for a while - dani helland has got one ace at least heading into finals week - b-c-u led 22- 19. but the blue raiders show why they're the top seed - carol siqueria kills that one immediately - blue raiders would take the first two sets. third set now - makenzie montano finds a hole for the kill. and that would do it - b-c-u is swept in straight sets. "i'd always expect the number-one team in the nation to come in here and probably be one of the best teams we've seen all year," said briar cliff head coach trevvr schirman. "we just haae to ppy at a consisttnt level for a long period of time." "we've got to be ready for those big blocks," said junior katelin langel. "there's some really good big blocking teams here, a little bit taller than us, so we've just got to be ready to be scrappy and pick up things, and hopefully our offense will pick it up a little more." dordt, ranked 13th, opening pool play against 12th-ranked georgetown of kentucky. first set - defenders trailing, but they set it up for elizabeth kie - she puts it away - doodt within 2 points at 8-6. but the deffnders were plplying om behind most of the first set - courtney grafton with the
6:09 am
dordt still down 5 later - brooke granstra - goes opposite court for the kill - she had 9 of them on the night but the defenders drop the first set - sarah bell serves up the ace - tough opener for dordt - they're swept by georgetown, 3-0. here's a look at wednesday's schedule - dordt continues its tough road against number-2 viterbo in a rematch of a game won by the defefders in the regular season. that game is at 5:45. briar cliff getstsumber-11 eastern oregon at 8 o clock. kirk ferentz is the big ten coach of the year, as voted on by both the league's coaches and the
6:10 am
ferentz led the hawkeyes to their first undefeated regular season since 1922. the hawkeyes went 8-0 in big ten play, the first time they've done that since 2002, when ferentz won national coach of the year honors. it's the fourth conference coach of the year honor for ferentz. for more sports, including how the hawkeyes are preparing for michigan state in the big ten championship game, head on over to our website, ktiv.com. i'm mark freund with the sportsfource morning wrap. have a great day. >> the snow has stopped and we might even see a little sunshine today. ben's in next with the forecast. and one business in new york is
6:11 am
to use technology for free. what they're learning and how they'll use it in their
6:12 am
>
6:13 am
in the fast-paced world of technology we live in, it can be hard to keep up... but one new york business is trying to teach some of the wisest members of our community
6:14 am
liz strzepa took a trip to senior planet to see how they're encouraging folks to gain independence with the help of the internet.
6:15 am
internet and then we're really all about applying the technology to the things that an older adult wants to do with their time. liz strzepa: students at senior planet learn more than just the basics of how to use technology. they learn everything from learning how to type using voice control - to pepeecting the art of tatang a selfie. tina gray: when you do sething like taking a selfie, you ge immediate feedback like okay i did that right i understand what i just did so it's a wonderful way to get a running start at this. gray says it's all about using technology to empower independence - in a fun, inviting tina gray: i love it when people feel like they have value, they can learn, and they can make a difference and i think that's what we help promote here. and for this grandmother - she says she's hoping the classes help her keep up with her grand kids dorene meyer: i like playing games and doing just kind of useless things that are just kind of fun. and she hopes to continue making more memories using her ipad - for years to come.
6:16 am
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
6:17 am
wake up in your first home. wake up in a home with a new address. wake up in a home with no addrdrs. your dream home evolves, and protecting it takes committed support.
6:18 am
good morning and welcome back. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today... lawmakers talk budgets. congress is on track to pass a five-year transportation bill before friday's deadline - but an even bigger challenge is s st aroundndhe corner.
6:19 am
next week to pass a 2016 budget bill and avoid a government shutdown. more from washington. also, a retired new york city firefighter and 9-11 hero stopped in siouxland to give one sioux city store a piece of the twin towersrs more on his stororand why a piece of new york will be on display in our area. and later... some big iconic christmas trees are decorated. we'll check out the rockefeller center tree before it's lit tonight... as well as one that's fit for a spot in the new star wars movie. but first ben is on the weather patio.
6:20 am
we're just nine days away from another potential government shutdown. congress needs to act fast. tracie potts is in washington this morning to explain where things stand.
6:21 am
nv)/ sen. minority leader :11-:19) "progress is being made, but there's no guarantee that these vexatious, poison pill riders won't close the government." like stripping money from planned parenthood. (sot: senator james lankford/ (r) oklahoma :24- :29) "there are many individuals that have a real problem, myself included, with large amounts of federal dollars going towards the single largest provider of abortion in the country." (sot: senator dick durbin/ (d) illinois :30-:32) "this is a delayed tactic, a political tactic." after last week's clinic shooting in colorado, democrats want the committee investigating plplned parenthood disbanded. (sot: rep. diana degette/ (d) coloro :40-:46) "my humble suggestion as a congresswom an from colorado is that we all take it down a notch." accepting syrian refugees... and another vote to get rid of obamacare could slow down budget talks. (sot: senator mitch mcconnell (r-ky)/ sen. majority leader :53-:59) "i think the president should have to take credit for the debacle that this legislation has created." passing a budget is the first big test for new house speaker
6:22 am
congress reached a deal on a 5-year transportation bill. it's expected to pass by friday. both sides have incentive to get the budget done. it's an election year. no one wants to be blamed for a government shutdown - especially this close to the holidays. i'm tracie potts in washingttn, nono back to you.. >> president obama's push to fight climate change across the world is not getting support in the u-s. the republican- led house of representativ es voted yesterday to block the president's climate change regulations. lawmakers passed two resolutions largely along party lines... that would prevent the environmental protection agency from enforcing limits ononlectric utilities anan coal plants. the limits are supposed to curb greenhouse gas emissions. the measures now gto the white house, where the president has already vowed to veto them. texas has more time to plan its case against the white house's immigration program... but not as much time as it hoped for. the lone-star state e ong with 25-other stes are preparing for a possible supreme court case against president obama's plan to make more programs eligible to millions of undocumented immigrants. the move could allow those who are undocumented to be eligible for work
6:23 am
associated benefits. the statesesre against the program... and a lower court has already blocked it. now, the white house is looking the supreme court to reverse the ruling. the justices have not said they will hear the case... but they did grant texas and the other states eight extra days for preparation. democrat hillary clinton will return to sioux city, this friday, december 4th, to talk about rebuilding america's infrastructure. the former secretary of state will speak at 11:30am at the carpenters training center, at 22- hundred west 19th street. doors for the event open at 10:00am. a 9-11 hero visited siouxland today. retired new york city firefighter ed breen stopped by fashion floors carpet one floor and home in sioux city. he presented the store with a shadowbox holding a piece of steel from one of the twin towers. his appearance supported the stephen siller tunnel to towers foundation. the fofodation runs a program called "building for america's
6:24 am
homes for military service members who were injured during their service. "after 9/11, the world came to help us, it really did," said ed breen. "the country especially, it was tremendous the outpouring of support we had in the country. whenenhis became available, it was a a -brainer r me. just to aaart of it w ws spectacular." breen served as a firefighter at "ground zero" and is traveling the country to bring awareness to the foundation. if it doesn't already it will soon begin to look a lot like christmas in many y rts of the country. the 2015 rockefeller center christmas tree will be lit for the first time tonight at 7 o'clock. but the entertainment doesn't stop with the lights. there will be live performances on rockefeller plaza. the tree will remain lit and can be viewed through january 6, 2016. you can catch the e liday special tonight on ktiv 7... followed by how the grinch stole christmas and an s-n-l christmas special. in washington d.c. the capitol tree lighting ceremony begins at 5 p.m. with
6:25 am
go on shortly before 5:30. newly elected republican speaker of the house paul ryan will participate in the lighting ceremony. and not to be out done, the first family is ready to show off their christmas spirit too. tonight first lady michelle obama unveils the white house christmas decorations for 2015 and the first look at the decorated white house christmas tree. stormtroopers usually aren't known for being very nice. but they took a break over the weekend to help put up some christmas decorations. that's up next in what's trending.
6:26 am
forecast next! >
6:27 am
highs in the middle 30s with better chances of reaching 40 this weekend helping us melt away some of this snow! see graphics. >> in the next star wars movie, the storm troopers are still the bad guys. but this weekend in missouri, they were the good guys, helping set up a christmas tree. kyle and phil shearrer positioned the action figures at various stages of the set-up... ....rolling out the red carpet - or cloth in this case... ...setting up the stand, raising the tree... even appearing to carefully review
6:28 am
they unveiled the tree to the sith lord anansupreme commander of the imperial fleet,
6:29 am
courtney cox has broken off her engagement. we'll have the details coming up. plus... nickeleleon is dropping a popular news show from its
6:30 am
at the first world conference ononlimate change, the challenge seemed insurmountable. but today, as world leaders come together in paris, the solutions are clear. with a real commitment to clean energy, we can tackle the climate crisis, end our dependence on oil from foreign countries, and create millions of american jobs. but none of it will happen unless america leads.
6:31 am
if you didn't stay up last night for jimmy fallon...
6:32 am
on the show tonight, adam driver and lenny clarke. you can catch the tonight show with jimmy fallon right here on ktiv at 10:35 after news 4. it looks like courteney cox and fiancee johnny mc-daid are officially oa break. the two have ended their nearly 18 month engagement. the "friends" star and snow patrol guitarist dated for six months before announcing their engagement last year. cox was previously married to david arquette and the two have an 11-year-old daughter. it's the end of an era for nickelodeon fans. long-time nick news anchor linda ellerbee is signing off, after 25 years on the longest-running kids' news show in t-v history. the multi-emmy-winning show is leaving the air too. nickelodeon says it will continue to discuss news issues with its audidice as they arare. wednesday al- nfl quarterback aaron rodgers is 32 sarah- pop singer
6:33 am
al- singer nelly furtado is 37 sarah- tennis player m mica seles is 42 al- actress lucy liu (loo) is 47 sarah- broadcast journalist stone phillips is 61 al- senate minority leader harry reid, d-nev., is 76 this is our pic of the day this morning. it was sent in by dave fullenkamp. this is his daughter lucy and his son dawson. and they were out enjoying their snow day on monday. to see your photo on pic of the day, you can email it to us at ktivnews@ktiv .com or you can post it to our facebook page.
tv-commercial
6:34 am
> when we come back on this wednesday morning, w wll have the stories making topopeadlines siouxland. plus.... we've got an update on
6:35 am
here are the stories making top newseadlines this morning in siouxland. the parents of a child with autism are suing the sergeant bluff- luton community school district and two employees after they say their son was physically abused. they claim a female special education teacher dragged their son across the carpeted classroom after he laid down on the floor and began kicking his legs and moving his hands in the air and refused to return to his desk. the parents' attorney says the school district failed to conduct an "objective investigation" into the incident. superintendent rod earleywine declined to comment on the lawsuit. only a aut a half-dozen people showed up for the final pupuic meeting of sioux city's pool committee last night. the committee s recommended closing leeds and cook pools after next summer and then closing lewis pool after a new aquatic center is built in singing hills. leif erickson pool would remain open until ongoing structrual issues force its closure in the future. the pool committee will present its final recommendations to the
6:36 am
after the frenzy of black friday and cyber monday shopping, siouxlanders gave back on tuesday. many non-profits were looking for a financial boost on giving tuesday. the salvation army was one of the charities hoping for a holiday boost yesterday. the one-day charitable giving promotion launched three years ago. > a set of white tiger quintuplets born at a safari park in southwest china are said to be doing great in their first month of life. the five tiger cubs are growing fast, but are still
6:37 am
a six-year-old white tiger gave birth to them at the park in late october. white tigers are a subspecies of the endangered bengal tiger. in just five years, the species has grown quickly to become a big family of 37 members.
6:38 am
6:39 am
6:40 am
6:41 am
6:42 am
6:43 am
6:44 am
6:45 am
6:46 am
6:47 am
6:48 am
6:49 am
6:50 am
6:51 am
6:52 am
6:53 am
6:54 am
6:55 am
6:57 am
6:58 am
6:59 am

74 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on