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good morning. thanks for joining us on this tuesday, december 15th. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today more on the school threat in northwest iowa. police have arrested a siouxland student after allegedly making a threat against sheldon high school. details in just a minute. also... not something you think of this time of year... flooding, but after the recent rainfall, some siouxland residents are cleaning up and drying out after rivers and creeks swell with rainwater. and forget the red suit with fur trim and the black belt. santa in toronto has a new look this year... he's trimmed down and very fashion forward. we'll meet the fashionista santa is just a bit. but first, here's ben.
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flood warning in effect for calhoun, carroll, sac & crawford counties until 10:45 a.m. today winter weather advisory for holt county from 6 am today until 1 pm wednesday winter weather advisory for yankton county from 3 pm today until 3 pm wednesday overall, today won't bring much in the way of measurable precipitation, it'll just be cloudy with areas of drizzle and perhaps a shower or two. with temperatures nearing the freezing mark this morning, you might encounter a few slick spots on some untreated roads. farther east in the flood-warned areas, you could encounter some standing water leftover from yesterday's heavy rain, so be sure not to drive through it. see graphics. wx timer @ :40 >> an arrest was made regarding a threat made to a northwest iowa high school. the threat was large enough that school officials initially banned backpacks from class on monday. that decision was overturned, but ktiv's sam curtiss brings us the latest
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following saturdays arrest, students were able to return to sheldon high school with their backpacks in hand monday morning. there was an extra police officer at the school. but superintenden t robin spears says that was optional after the potential threat was found to be not viable. kourtney dagel's kids go to the elementary school a couple hundred yards from where the threat was made. she kept them home monday as a precaution. "just because i'm not comfortable with how the informing parents," said superintendent says it only didn't want to risk it. "i felt that as a parent, us parents are our kids' voice," said kourtney dagel. "we speak for their children. nobody really knows who this kid is." as for who made the threat, spears says it was a student that later was arrested on saturday. adding it was something written in a bathroom at the school but would not say what. sunday, the
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this email updating many on the situation outlining the threat no longer exists. the school even had a christmas concert in the auditorium that day. spears says that student acted alone and the school is now following its safety procedures. in sheldon, iowa, sam curtiss, ktiv news four. >> there is no word if the student will be expelled or charged with anything. ktiv also put in calls to the sheldon police department. they have not been returned at this time. in the wake of the san bernardino mass shooting, california congressman mike thompson hosted a gun violence prevention conference at the state capitol yesterday. congressman thompson -- who prevention task force -- wants to ban guns for anyone on the some want to go farther, such as police to carry a concealed weapon. but some gun owners are calling for just the opposite, allowing everyone the right. california has some of the toughest gun control laws anywhere. efforts to expand background checks nationally remain highly politicized - and currently stalled in congress. a jury in baltimore is
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connection with the death of freddie gray. attorneys made their closing arguments yesterday in the trial of officer william porter. porter is the first of six baltimore police officers to go on trial in connection to gray's death. gray sustained a spinal cord injury while he was being transported in a police van. prosecutors say porter ignored a department policy requiring officers to buckle prisoners in seat belts and didn't call for an ambulance when gray asked for medical help. porter testified gray didn't show signs of injury and he told his commanding officers about gray's medical request. the sentencing of a northeast iowa teenager charged in the traffic deaths of two siouxland girls last year--has been pushed back. 18-year-old trevor feauto of clarksville was supposed to be sentenced yesterday. he pleaded gulity last month to two counts of felony vehicular homicide. prosecutors say feauto was driving drunk in august of last year when his pickup truck crashed into a car near breda, iowa. bailey jacobsen and lindsey quirk, both 16 and both of wall lake, iowa, were
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the judge says he has some things to take into consideration before sentencing. it's now set for january 19th at the sac county courthouse. two missing storm lake, iowa children have been located and their father and grandmother have been arrested in their disappearance . 3-year old ymani banks and one-year-old yamir banks were found safe last night. 32-year-old scott banks and 50-year-old dionne pamon both face kidnapping charges. they're accused of hiding the children from officials with the department of human services. an iowa high school is planning to close a school nursery next year because fewer teenage girls are getting pregnant. in 2001 there were 97 teens who had babies in muscatine county. that has decreased to just 40 last year in 2014. and right now, the cribs inside the nursery at muscatine high school are all empty. "we're down to one baby and that mother will be graduating at the end of the school year and we only have three teenagers who are pregnant currently in our high school," said broderson. "so, we're very happy to be able to
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officials say in years past muscatine had the highest number of teen parents in the state. broderson said it's proof that prevention programs and education work. the nursery will close permanently by the end of the school year. broderson said closing the nursery will also free up at-risk state funding for the school district to use in other areas. both sioux city hospitals recently released the most popular baby names for 2015. at unitypoint health-st. luke's saw a mix of traditional and modern names. evelyn was the top girl's name in 2015 beating out mia from last year. other popular girls' names included zoey, mia, emma, sophia, in the boys' department, jackson took the top spot with various spelling of the name. other popular names included liam, noah, henry, hudson,
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names in 2014, missed the cut this year, meanwhile, over at mercy medical center, mia and carson topped their list. among the list of other most chosen names for newborn boys were easton, noah, landon and lucas. other favorite names for newborn girls were ava, lillian, amelia and violet. among the more original names for boys were axel, holden, jett and gideon. a new owner is about to transform an old shopping center in sioux city. the boys and girls home bought the indian hills shopping center for almost $2 million dollars. next spring they plan to reveal what they have planned for the site that includes eight and half acres. sioux city mayor bob scott spoke on the acquisition after this evening's city council meeting. "i know art, and i was going to try and call him and see if there's anything the city can do, and see what's going on, but i've not been able...today was just a really busy day, we had a lotf
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i'm going to try and call art and see if there's anything the city can do to help him in that process." said sioux city mayor bob scott. the mayor is talking about art silva who is the president and ceo of boys and girls home and family services. the non-profit group has helped chldren and adults in siouxland for more than 100 years. it's time to start thinking about those new year's resolutions. coming up, we'll show you some financial ones that you may want to consider adding to your list. ben: and i'll have your
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temperatures nearing the freezing mark this morning, you might encounter a few slick spots on some untreated roads. farther east in the flood-warned areas, you could encounter some standing water leftover from yesterday's heavy rain, so be sure not to drive through it. later today, some, especially those in western siouxland could start to see a wintry mix of precipitation that will continue into tonight and tomorrow morning. holt county and its surrounding areas could see around 2-4 inches of snow by noon tomorrow with the rest of the viewing area only seeing around an inch or so of the white stuff as winds become strong. the rest of the week will be dry and cool with highs in the 20s and 30s through saturday with 40s returning sunday. see graphics. >> we're just weeks away from establishing new year's resolutions for 2016... and there's one in particular experts are saying should be on your list. nbc's chris clackum has the details.
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(natsound/new year celebrations) financial experts have another reason to celebrate the upcoming new year... a survey finds more americans...now willing to make resolutions related to their financial health. (sot/ ken hevert / fidelity investments :12 - :16 ) "i think the overall theme here is that people are feeling a little more optimistic going into next year." ken hevert's with fidelity investments... who sponsored the study... that found the most popular financial resolutions include paying off debt... spending less... and definitely saving more. (sot/ ken hevert / fidelity investments :30 - :28 ) "even if i was to increase my annual savings by 1% ultimately that's going to get me a lot closer to building up the nestegg you want in retirement." seeing how many americans will likely be facing higher health insurance costs in 2016, he says to keep in mind... that better health and fitness can reduce health care expenses. and just like resolutions to be healthier, make sure you tell someone about your financial resolutions. (sot/ ken hevert / fidelity investments :57 - 1:00 ) "you get positive re- enforcement and you feel much more committed to hitting that goal." the study also found those who had financial resolutions going into 2015.. are more financially secure, debt-free and optimistic going into 2016.
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so a few ideas of some resolutions you might want to be making this year. coming up: rivers rising in december. as ben said, some parts of siouxland remain under flood warnings this morning, after heavy rains monday morning. how some siouxlanders fought
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an, unusual sight this time of year, parts of siouxland under flood warnings overnight. that includes the little sioux river and the communities of spencer and linn
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plus, calhoun, crawford, carroll and sac counties all under a flood warning until 10:45 this morning. early morning rainstorms left some siouxlanders with severe flooding. ktiv's tommie clark visited towns in sac county yesterday that are dealing with the flood waters.
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and said they've never had flooding like this. and now, she has some advice for other homeowners in the same situation... "get flood insurance. make sure you have maybe sand bags if you know the rain's coming. use youre best judgement honestly," said early, ia homeowner, melissa dean. for now, the deans are working on sealing their basement and adding a new coat of waterproof paint. "the rain has let up for now and we'll see what comes of the flooding. in sac city, iowa...tommie clark...ktiv news 4." >> and, high water was an issue for the boyer river in the crawford county community of denison, iowa yesterday. the farmland foods pork plant actually had to send workers home because of
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good news though, the river started to go back down yesterday afternoon. about 6 inches of rain fell in the area. the town of luther in boone county was a mess. basements are flooded and the city park is under water. city hall has also taken on water. crews tried to pump water out... but it's hard to keep up when it keeps raining. and with that rain, it's important to stay safe on the roads. authorities alway says don't drive through water that's over the roadway. your car can be swept away if there's 12 inches of water on the roads. and, if you're using cruise control, disengage it and drive manually if you're around any water. "if the road is wet, take caution. the roads are the most dangerous right after it rains because the water has not had a chance to wash away the oils or anything so the roads are most slick after it rains so just slow down," said sioux city police officer, brent heald. officer heald says they have not seen
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and just what some parts of siouxland don't need... more rain. ben's in next to tell us how much more we could see. and everyone knows santa usually wears a red suit. but coming up, we'll show you how he's changing his
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advisory for yankton county from 3 pm today until 3 pm wednesday overall, today won't bring much in the way of measurable precipitation, it'll just be cloudy with areas of drizzle and perhaps a shower or two. with temperatures nearing the freezing mark this morning, you might encounter a few slick spots on some untreated roads. farther east in the flood-warned areas, you could encounter some standing water leftover from yesterday's heavy rain, so be sure not to drive through it. later today, some, especially those in western siouxland could start to see a wintry mix of precipitation that will continue into tonight and tomorrow morning. holt county and its surrounding areas could see around 2-4 inches of snow by noon tomorrow with the rest of the viewing area only seeing around an inch or so of the white stuff as winds become strong. the rest of the week will be dry and cool with highs in the 20s and 30s through saturday with 40s returning sunday. see graphics. >>
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with their kids for a chance to grab a quick pic christmas. in toronto, st. nick is a popular stop for holiday shoppers... but his demographic has notably changed, as has his look! scott lightfoot discovered that santa has a fashionable side.
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with more than just his outfit. s/ j.p. roman / fashion santa fan "is he coming to my house down the chimney? you'd take that? i like it." others... get down right giddy (no name) "well, at my age you know like a baby you know going with santa haha!" the beard is white... the belt is black... and the red jacket remains. (paul) "i am wearing a velvet jacket... it's ferragamo, but i'm wearing a velvet jacket." but as for santa's traditional hat? (paul) "no hat.. no, god, please... draw the line there." it's white christmas with a touch of blue steel. s/ scott lightfoot / reporting "he may not be giving out toys this holiday season but he is giving back... yorkdale is donating a dollar to the sick kids foundation for every selfie taken with fashion santa that gets posted on social media." (paul) "do you want me to do it higher so you can get the tree?" the fashion-forward idea has been a hit with shoppers of all ages. s/ lucia connor / yorkdale marketing director "if you think about it when was the last time you had a visit with santa ... you'll see people walk by... stop... take a look... and its the first time they've perhaps had a photo with santa since they were seven or eight." proving you're never too old for
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it's . more news and weather for you on news-4 today after the break. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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nearing the freezing mark this morning, you might encounter a few slick spots on some untreated roads. farther east in the flood-warned areas, you could encounter some standing water leftover from yesterday's heavy rain, so be sure not to drive through it. see graphics. >> the fifth republican
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las vegas tonight... amid a shift in the polls. donald trump is number one and gaining ground. ted cruz is surging. could tonight's debate reveal a new challenger? tracie potts is in washington this morning with a preview.
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(rubio political ad :46-:50) (nats of rubio ad, "millions with traditional values branded bigots and haters.") he's targeting hillary clinton: (sot: marco rubio/ (r) presidential candidate :52- :59) "we're gonna have nine people on the stage and another three or four earlier. not a single one of them is being investigated by the fbi." at the venetian tonight, it's trump center stage... flanked by ben carson and ted cruz... with chris christie back on the main stage... and rand paul...barely making it in. and many voters: (mos 1:11-1:13) "there is not anybody that i like 100%." still undecided. (mos 1:15-1:17) "i just want to see how this all plays out." with such a crowded and contentious republican field, there hasn't been as much attention on the democratic debates. the next one's saturday in new hampshire. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. >> two gop candidates plan to visit siouxland later this week. dr. ben carson will be in spencer, iowa thursday night for a rally. it'll be held at the airport there starting at 6:30. friday morning he'll be in storm lake. he's scheduled to take part in a meet and greet on the buena vista university campus at
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northwestern college in orange city at 3 p.m. there's also a rally in sioux city at stoney creek friday night at 7. former arkansas governor mike huckabee will also be in siouxland. he'll be in rock rapids on thursday afternoon at 2:45 at maintainer custom bodies. then, at 4:45 he'll visit the sioux county livestock company in sioux center. he'll end the evening in estherville at the local vfw at 7:30. friday morning he'll be in emmetsburg at woodford equipment at 8:30. then he'll tour the positech corporation in laurens at 1... methodist manor in storm lake at 2:45, then he'll be in sac city at 5 o'clock. president obama will deliver the keynote address to new american citizens today. he will welcome 31 new citizens to the united states during the national archives naturalization ceremony. the event commemorate s the 224th anniversary of the bill of rights and is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. secretary of state john kerry arrived in moscow
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russia over a political transition to end syria's civil war. he is due to meet with russian president vladimir putin and foreign minister. this is kerry's second trip to russia this year - but his first since frosty relations over ukraine were exacerbated by moscow's intervention in syria in late september. some people at the university of iowa are calling for a name change to their online student information system. put the name iowa in front of the words.... student information system and the acronym is "isis". the system has been called isis for many years but in light of world events some want it changed... so the school hopes to have a new name officially in place by spring. however, at least one student thinks most people wouldn't think of terrorism when they log on. "i mean i feel like it's pretty obvious that the university of iowa is not standing with isis, the terror organization but i guess if you know we don't want to seem affiliated with it, if that's the case," said iowa university student, heidi aude. a university spokesperson said
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seriously considering the acronym change. terry branstad is now the longest serving governor in u.s. history. politicians and supporters came together last night to celebrate his time in office. on hand, a number of friends, family and fellow politicans celebrating branstad surpassing former new york governor george clinton, who first took office back in 1777. but, this service record now belongs to branstad. ktiv's robert lowe was in the iowa state capitol in des moines and has the story.
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roots that resonate with iowans from sioux city to dubuque. with an overall election record of 19-0, making history isn't new to the head of the hawkeye state. only 35 years old at the time, branstad won his first gubernatorial race in 1982, becoming the youngest serving governor in state history. more than 33 years later, 21 spent working in the office of the governor, branstad says there's more work to be done "we'll continue to bring more good jobs to iowa and diversyfying the economy", said gov. branstad." i'm honored and proud to be selected by the people to have this super responsiblity to serve as their chief executive," said gov. branstad. and everyday at work, means another day in the history books. proving iowa really is a field of dreams. >> the proceeds raised from last night's event will go toward promoting and preserving iowa's history. 'twas the week before christmas, and all through the land people turn out with a helping hand.
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who gave of her time to read a holiday classic to children. mrs. obama visited with and read to young patients at the children's national health system in washington, dc yesterday. she even shared the answers to some of the questions that the children had. new york city is getting ready for its biggest night of the year, new year's eve. today, the numerals for the year 2016 arrive in the big apple. this is video of last year when the "20-15" arrived. many people come to times square to have their picture taken with the numerals. some of the foods and treats that you eat over the holiday season aren't good for your pets. coming up, we'll tell you what you should and shouldn't share with them this year.
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might encounter a few slick spots on some untreated roads. farther east in the flood-warned areas, you could encounter some standing water leftover from yesterday's heavy rain, so be sure not to drive through it. later today, some, especially those in western siouxland could start to see a wintry mix of precipitation that will continue into tonight and tomorrow morning. holt county and its surrounding areas could see around 2-4 inches of snow by noon tomorrow with the rest of the viewing area only seeing around an inch or so of the white stuff as winds become strong. the rest of the week will be dry and cool with highs in the 20s and 30s through saturday with 40s returning sunday. see graphics.
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while you're enjoying your holiday meals, make sure your four-legged friends aren't stuffing themselves as well. monica robins reports on some hidden holiday dangers for your pet in tody's hollywood minute.
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deadly to dogs.. (sot: dr. jeff richman, veterinarian ) "the main problem is liver disease and it can cause death from liver disease." there's always a spike in calls to the pet poison hotline over the holidays, especially over dogs ingesting chocolate. bottom line, just keep everything out of reach... (sot: dr. jeff richman, veterinarian ) "there's not much you can trust your dogs and cats around the holiday time you just have to have sense." >> that was monica robbins reporting. make sure you keep an eye on your pets this holiday
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still to come.. vending machines don't have the best reputation for healthy options... but one soft-drink company is working to change that. and being separated from your loved ones can be tough. now one company has created an app to make being away a little easier. we'll show you how it works after the break.
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a sioux city firm has been awarded the contract to repair an endangered fish habitat on the missouri river in northeast nebraska. western contracting corporation will do the work in a backwater area near ponca state park. the area provides space for the endangered pallid sturgeon to feed and spawn. it was damaged in the massive 2011 missouri river flood. the pallid sturgeon is considered "critically endangered" because only a small population remains in the wild. western contracting will be paid one and 3- quarter million
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expected to start in january and continue throughout next year. > after an indecisive day, stocks turned around in the last minutes of trading yesterday and managed to end with modest gains. last week the market had its
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august, and for much of the day it looked like the losses would continue. the dow jones industrial average picked up 103 points to finish at 17,358.50. the nasdaq composite index added 19 points to close at 4,952.23. and the s&p 500 index gained 10 points to end the day at 2,021.94. natural gas companies plunged as the price of the commodity fell sharply. natural gas, which is used for heating, has been sinking because of unseasonably warm winter weather in the u.s. if you're traveling without your sweetheart, technology now allows you to send your heartbeat while you're away from home. british start-up little riot has created a wristband that reads and sends your heartbeat via an app to a small speaker that's placed under your partner's pillow. your partner then feels your heartbeat in real time. the product is called pillow talk. little riot has raised 124- thousand dollars on kickstarter to put it into
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pepsi has unveiled the new hello goodness vending machine that offers "good-and- better-for-you product choices." those products include naked juice drinks, lay's oven baked chips, doritos and gatorade... as well as gluten-free and fat-free options. the company says it will place thousands of machines in a variety of locations throughout 2016, including healthcare, governmental and
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when we come back this morning, we'll have the stories making top headlines in siouxland. plus...are kourtney kardashian and justin bieber an item? and the star wars premiere happened in los angeles last night. we'll have the latest details in the hollywood minute.
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farther east in the flood-warned areas, you could encounter some standing water leftover from yesterday's heavy rain, so be sure not to drive through it. later today, some, especially those in western siouxland could start to see a wintry mix of precipitation that will continue into tonight and tomorrow morning. holt county and its surrounding areas could see around 2-4 inches of snow by noon tomorrow with the rest of the viewing area only seeing around an inch or so of the white stuff as winds become strong. the rest of the week will be dry and cool with highs in the 20s and 30s through saturday with 40s returning sunday. see graphics. >> > time for a quick check of our top siouxland news headlines this tuesday morning. two missing storm lake, iowa children have been located and their father and grandmother have been arrested in their disappearance . 3-year old ymani banks and one-year-old yamir banks were found safe last night. 32-year-old scott banks and 50-year-old dionne pamon both face kidnapping charges. they're accused of hiding the children from officials with the
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a student linked to a threat made against sheldon high school last friday has been arrested. superintendent robin spears says something written inside a bathroom of the school. he didn't say what was written, but it prompted officials to tell students not to bring backpacks to school on monday. following the arrest, students were allowed and did have backpacks in class. the name of the student who was arrested has not been released. heavy rains prompted flooding warnings in several parts of iowa yesterday. all of sac county was under a warning with the north raccoon river overflowing into parks, streets, and backyards. one homeowner in early tells us she woke up to find three inches of water in her basement. in denison, where more than four inches of rain fell, the boyer river almost went out of its banks. the farmland foods pork plant sent workers home because of the flood threat. but by afternoon, the river level was going back down. and iowa governor terry branstad celebrates his record achievement. on monday, he became the
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he's been in office 7,642 days. that's just under 21 years, stretched over two tenures. when branstad was first elected governor in 1982, he was iowa's youngest governor at age 36. more than one-thousand people joined a celebration last night at the iowa state fairgrounds. it's here. it's really here. after a ten year hiatus -- star wars is back. the cast and creators of the new movie joined fans at the world premiere in los angeles. mary moloney has all the details in today's hollywood minute.
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ago. star wars: the force awakens releases wide on friday. ready for this? there's speculation reality star kourtney kardashian and justin bieber are an item. witnesses spotted the pair partying together as recently as this weekend. the 36-year-old mother of three and 21-year-old pop star haven't confirmed a romance. sorry mariah -- but her song synonymous with christmas has been bumped. playnetwork -- a company that makes playlists for stores -- says all i want for christmas is you -- is now the number two most played holiday shopping song. the shins' remake of wonderful christmastime now reigns supreme. (nats) here's a first look at the new star trek flick. star trek beyond beams into theaters in july. for hollywood minute -- i'm mary
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coming up in our third half hour of news 4 today... santa is changing his style... and many are taking notice and selfies with the stylin' santa. we'll check out his new getup. and u-s-d has found their new head football coach. the coyotes are getting a coach who is within their conference -- and just led his team to the
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good morning. thanks for joining us on this tuesday, december 15th. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today more on the school threat in northwest iowa. police have arrested a siouxland student after allegedly making a threat against sheldon high school. details in just a minute. also... not something you think of this time of year... flooding, but after the recent rainfall, some siouxland residents are cleaning up and drying out after rivers and creeks swell with rainwater. and forget the red suit with fur trim and the black belt. santa in toronto has a new look this year... he's trimmed down and very fashion forward. we'll meet the fashionista santa is just a bit. but first, here's ben.
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until 10:45 a.m. today winter weather advisory for holt county from 6 am today until 1 pm wednesday winter weather advisory for yankton county from 3 pm today until 3 pm wednesday overall, today won't bring much in the way of measurable precipitation, it'll just be cloudy with areas of drizzle and perhaps a shower or two. with temperatures nearing the freezing mark this morning, you might encounter a few slick spots on some untreated roads. farther east in the flood-warned areas, you could encounter some standing water leftover from yesterday's heavy rain, so be sure not to drive through it. see graphics. >> an arrest was made regarding a threat made to the sheldon iowa high school. the threat was large enough that school officials initially banned backpacks from class on monday. authorities did reversed the ban. ktiv's sam curtiss brings us the latest from sheldon, iowa.
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there was an extra police officer at the school. but superintenden t robin spears says that was optional after the potential threat was found to be not viable. kourtney dagel's kids go to the elementary school a couple hundred yards from where the threat was made. she kept them home monday as a precaution. "just because i'm not comfortable with how the informing parents," said kourtney dagel. even though the superintendent says it only involved the high school, she didn't want to risk it. "i felt that as a parent, us parents are our kids' voice," said kourtney children. nobody really knows who this kid is." as for who made the threat, spears says it was a student that later was arrested on saturday. adding it was something written in a bathroom at the school but would not say what. sunday, the school district sent parents this email
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outlining the threat no longer exists. the school even had a christmas concert in the auditorium that day. spears says that student acted alone and the school is now following its safety procedures. in sheldon, iowa, sam curtiss, ktiv news four. >> there is no word if the student will be expelled or charged with anything. ktiv also put in calls to the sheldon police department, but they were not returned. in the wake of the san bernardino mass shooting, california congressman mike thompson hosted a gun violence prevention conference at the state capitol yesterday. congressman thompson -- who chairs the house gun violence prevention task force -- wants to ban guns for anyone on the f-b-i's terror list. some want to go farther, such as only allowing police to carry a concealed weapon. but some gun owners are calling for just the opposite, allowing everyone the right. california has some of the toughest gun control laws anywhere. efforts to expand background checks nationally remain highly politicized - and currently stalled in congress. a jury in baltimore is deliberating to decide the fate of a police officer in connection with the death of freddie gray. attorneys made their closing
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of officer william porter. porter is the first of six baltimore police officers to go on trial in connection to gray's death. gray sustained a spinal cord injury while he was being transported in a police van. prosecutors say porter ignored a department policy requiring officers to buckle prisoners in seat belts and didn't call for an ambulance when gray asked for medical help. porter testified gray didn't show signs of injury and he told his commanding officers about gray's medical request. the sentencing of a northeast iowa teenager charged in the traffic deaths of two siouxland girls last year--has been pushed back. 18-year-old trevor feauto of clarksville was supposed to be sentenced yesterday. he pleaded gulity last month to two counts of felony vehicular homicide. prosecutors say feauto was driving drunk in august of last year when his pickup truck crashed into a car near breda, iowa. 16 year olds bailey jacobsen and lindsey quirk, both from wall lake, iowa, were killed in the crash. the judge says he has some things to take into consideration before sentencing.
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the sac county courthouse. two missing storm lake, iowa children have been located and their father and grandmother have been arrested in their disappearance . 3-year old ymani banks and one-year-old yamir banks were found safe last night. 32-year-old scott banks and 50-year-old dionne pamon both face kidnapping charges. they're accused of hiding the children from officials with the department of human services. both sioux city hospitals recently released the most popular baby names for 2015. unitypoint health-st. luke's saw a mix of traditional and modern names. evelyn was the top girl's name in 2015 beating out mia from last year. other popular girls' names included zoey, mia, emma, sophia. in the boys' department, jackson took the top spot with various spelling of the name. other popular names included liam, noah, henry, hudson, carter, which was
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in 2014, missed the cut this year, meanwhile, over at mercy medical center, mia and carson topped their list. among the list of other most chosen names for newborn boys were easton, noah, landon and lucas. other favorite names for newborn girls were ava, lillian, amelia and violet. among the more original names for boys were axel, holden, jett and gideon. everyone knows santa usually wears a red suit. but coming up, we'll show you how he's changing his style to keep up with the latest trends.
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by noon tomorrow with the rest of the viewing area only seeing around an inch or so of the white stuff as winds become strong. the rest of the week will be dry and cool with highs in the 20s and 30s through saturday with 40s returning sunday.
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many people wait in long lines with their kids for a chance to grab a quick pic with santa at the mall each christmas. in toronto, st. nick is a popular stop for holiday shoppers...but his demographic has notably changed, as has his look! scott lightfoot discovered that santa has a fashionable side.
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some of his visitors are impressed. "santa with style.. i love it!" with more than just his outfit. s/ j.p. roman / fashion santa fan "is he coming to my house down the chimney? you'd take that? i like it." others... get down right giddy (no name) "well, at my age you know like a baby you know going with santa haha!" the beard is white... the belt is black... and the red jacket remains. (paul) "i am wearing a velvet jacket... it's ferragamo, but i'm wearing a velvet jacket." but as for santa's traditional hat? (paul) "no hat.. no, god, please... draw the line there." it's white christmas with a touch of blue steel. s/ scott lightfoot / reporting this holiday season but he is giving back... yorkdale is donating a dollar to the sick kids foundation for every selfie taken with fashion santa that gets posted on social media." (paul) "do you want me to do it higher so you can get the tree?" the fashion-forward idea has been a hit with shoppers of all ages. s/ lucia connor / yorkdale marketing director "if you think about it when was the last time you had a visit with santa ... you'll see people walk by... stop... take a look... and its the first time they've perhaps had a photo with santa since they were seven or eight." proving you're never too old for
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players of the week for college basketball have been announced. we'll tell you which players made the list. and u-s-d has found their new head football coach. the coyotes are getting a coach who is within their conference -- and just led his team to the national playoffs. we'll have the details in the sports fource morning wrap.
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>> a siouxland university has a new head football coach.
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the sports fource morning wrap.
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points and pulled down 12 rebounds. mckay shot 69 percent from the field and was 7-for-10 from the line in wins over buffalo, iowa and arkansas-pine bluff. he recorded a pair of double-doubles in the three games. iowa's jared uthoff shares player of the week honors in the big ten. the 6-9 senior from cedar rapids averaged 29 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks per game. uthoff had a career-high 32 points against the cyclones -- including 30 in the first half. he also had 27 points in 23 minutes of action in a win western illinois. for the week uthoff shot 61 percent from the field and 69 percent from three- point range in the new ap men's basketball poll -- iowa state falls a spot to fifth -- despite being 9 and 0. the cyclones play northern iowa on saturday night in the big 4 classic in des moines. iowa got three votes -- heading into saturday's afternoon's contest against drake, also in des moines. michigan state stays number-1, getting 64 of 65 first place votes. to see the first ap iowa boys basketball poll, go to ktiv.com. i'm brad pautsch with the sports fource morning wrap.
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when will the sun return? ben's in next with the forecast, plus we'll have today's holiday trivia question. and some parts of siouxland remain under flood warnings this morning, after heavy rains monday morning. how some siouxlanders fought
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than any other member. cracked the gridlock with john mccain to strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders. a consistent, principled, and effective leader. building a future to believe in.
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it's time for today's 12 days of holiday trivia question. today is the sixth of 12 questions. we're at the half-way mark. i'm still in the in the lead with 5 points. sarah and ben are tied at 3 a piece. each day we play for a player at home. here's who we're playing for today. i'm playing for jessica davis from sioux city. i'm playing for jamie worden also of sioux city. i'm playing for penny lewis and she's from sioux city too. so let's get to it... here's our morning show producer kaitlyn kinney with today's question. thanks guys. remember, if you get the question correct, your players win a 20 dollar gift card to a step in thyme florals. but even if you get the question wrong, your at home players are still winners. they'll get a 10 dollar gift card to the floral shop. and we'll mail that to your house so you don't have to come pick it up. here is today's question... what is the name of the scary
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folklore who punishes misbehaving children, unlike santa claus who rewards well-behaved children during the christmas season? (a) jack skellington (b) krampus (c) the great pumpkin (d) the yule goat and you can play from home. give us your answers on our facebook page. good luck, guys.
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an, unusual sight this time of year, parts of siouxland under flood warnings this morning. that includes the little sioux river and the communities of spencer and linn grove, iowa. plus, calhoun, crawford, carroll and sac counties all under a flood warning until 10:45 this morning. rainstorms left some siouxlanders with severe flooding. ktiv's tommie clark visited towns in sac county that are dealing with the flood waters.
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entire basement flooded. at it's peak, her basement was filled with 3 inches of water. "i had to take today off of work, which as a teacher is not something you can normally do. i had to ask for a personal day. my poor kids are missing out on the project we were going to do for christmas. so it's really impacted my life, not just my day," said early, ia homeowner melissa dean. dean and her family have lived in early for five years and said they've never had flooding like this. and now, she has some advice for other homeowners in the same situation... "get flood insurance. make sure you have maybe sand bags if you know the rain's coming. use youre best judgement honestly," said early, ia homeowner, melissa dean. for now, the deans are working on sealing their basement and adding a new coat of waterproof paint. "the rain has let up for now and we'll see what comes of the flooding. in sac city, iowa...tommie
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and, high water was an issue for the boyer river in the crawford county community of denison, iowa yesterday. the farmland foods pork plant actually had to send workers home because of the flood threat. good news though, the river started to go back down by the afternoon. more than four inches of rain fell in denison. the town of luther in boone county was a mess. basements are flooded.. and so is the city park. city hall has also taken on water. crews are trying to pump the water out... but it's hard to keep up when it keeps raining. 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 ktiv-dot-com community calendar.
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with 5th air force with wife franco and daughter sophia. we wanted to wish my brother demitri and his wife mary a happy holiday and a happy end music
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we've got a lot headed your way today. tonight is the big showdown for gop presidential candidates. the republican contenders square off in their fifth debate - and their final showdown of 2015. donald trump is still the frontrunner, but a few of his opponents are quickly gaining ground. the latest from washington. also... iowa's governor terry branstad makes history. more on his record breaking day in just a moment. and later an oklahoma city thunder fan won twenty thousand dollars after making a half court shot. we'll show it to you in what's trending. and we'll answer today's trivia question. but first ben is on the outdoor weather patio. a little misty our there ben?
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yankton county from 3 pm today until 3 pm wednesday overall, today won't bring much in the way of measurable precipitation, it'll just be cloudy with areas of drizzle and perhaps a shower or two. with temperatures nearing the freezing mark this morning, you might encounter a few slick spots on some untreated roads. farther east in the flood-warned areas, you could encounter some standing water leftover from yesterday's heavy rain, so be sure not to drive through it. later today, some, especially those in western siouxland could start to see a wintry mix of precipitation that will continue into tonight and tomorrow morning. holt county and its surrounding areas could see around 2-4 inches of snow by noon tomorrow with the rest of the viewing area only seeing around an inch or so of the white stuff as winds become strong. the rest of the week will be dry and cool with highs in the 20s and 30s through saturday with 40s returning sunday. see graphics. >> the fifth republican presidential debate happens in las vegas tonight... amid a shift in the polls. donald trump is number one and gaining ground. ted cruz is surging. could tonight's debate reveal a
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number three marco rubio's running a new ad in iowa and new hampshire today... going after conservatives : (rubio political ad :46-:50) (nats of rubio ad, "millions with traditional values branded bigots and haters.") he's targeting hillary clinton: (sot: marco rubio/ (r) presidential candidate :52- :59) "we're gonna have nine people on the stage and another three or four earlier. not a single one of them is being investigated by the fbi." at the venetian tonight, it's trump center stage... flanked by ben carson and ted cruz... with chris christie back on the main stage... and rand paul...barely making it in. and many voters: (mos 1:11-1:13) "there is not anybody that i like 100%." still undecided. (mos 1:15-1:17) "i just want to see how this all plays out." with such a crowded and contentious republican field, there hasn't been as much attention on the democratic debates. the next one's saturday in new hampshire. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. >> two gop candidates plan to visit siouxland later this week. dr. ben carson will be in spencer, iowa thursday night for a rally. it'll be held at the airport there starting at 6:30. friday morning he'll be in storm lake. he's scheduled to take part in a meet and greet on the buena vista university campus at 9. then he'll hold a townhall at northwestern college in orange city at 3 p.m. there's also a rally in sioux city at stoney creek friday night at 7.
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huckabee will also be in siouxland. he'll be in rock rapids on thursday afternoon at 2:45 at maintainer custom bodies. then, at 4:45 he'll visit the sioux county livestock company in sioux center. he'll end the evening in estherville at the local vfw at 7:30. friday morning he'll be in emmetsburg at woodford equipment at 8:30. then he'll tour the positech corporation in laurens at 1... methodist manor in storm lake at 2:45, then he'll be in sac city at 5 o'clock. president obama will deliver the keynote address to new american citizens today. he will welcome 31 new citizens to the united states during the national archives naturalization ceremony. the event commemorate s the 224th anniversary of the bill of rights and is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. secretary of state john kerry arrived in moscow today to try to narrow gaps with russia over a political transition to end syria's civil war. he is due to meet with russian president vladimir putin and foreign minister.
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russia this year - but his first since frosty relations over ukraine were exacerbated by moscow's intervention in syria in late september. some people at the university of iowa are calling for a name change to their online student information system. put the name iowa in front of the words... student information system and the acronym is "isis". the system has been called isis for many years but in light of world events some want it changed... so the school hopes to have a new name officially in place by spring. however, at least one student thinks most people wouldn't think of terrorism when they log on. "i mean i feel like it's pretty obvious that the university of iowa is not standing with isis, the terror organization but i guess if you know we don't want to seem affiliated with it, if that's the case," said iowa university student, heidi aude. a university spokesperson said the university is seriously considering changing the acronym. yesterday, iowa's terry branstad became the longest serving
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politicians and supporters came together last night to celebrate his time in office. ktiv's robert lowe was in the iowa state capitol in des moines and has the story.
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governor, branstad says there's more work to be done "we'll continue to bring more good jobs to iowa and diversyfying the economy", said gov. branstad." i'm honored and proud to be selected by the people to have this super responsiblity to serve as their chief executive," said gov. branstad. and everyday at work, means another day in the history books. proving iowa really is a field of dreams. >> the proceeds raised from last night's event will go toward promoting and preserving iowa's history. 'twas the week before christmas, and all through the land people turn out with a helping hand. the first lady was one of those who gave of her time to read a holiday classic to children. mrs. obama visited with and read to young patients at the children's national health system in washington, dc yesterday. she even shared the answers to some of the questions that the children had. new york city is getting ready for its biggest night of the year, new year's eve.
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2016 arrive in the big apple. this is video of last year when the "20-15" arrived. many people come to times square to have their picture taken with the numerals. an oklahoma city thunder fan sank a half court shot to win twenty thousdand dollars. that's coming up in what's trending. and i'll have your complete
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don't forget to take a guess at this morning's 12 days of holiday trivia question. what is the name of the scary figure from alpine folklore who punishes misbehaving children, unlike santa claus who rewards well-behaved children during the christmas season? (a) jack skellington (b) krampus (c) the great pumpkin (d) the yule goat and be sure to weigh on what you think the answer is on the facebook page. taylor swift reached an agreement with apple. how you'll be able to hear more of her tunes after the break.
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paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock.
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on the show tonight mark wahlburg, bill burr, and sheryl crow. you can catch the tonight show with jimmy fallon right here on ktiv at 10:35 after news 4. bill cosby filed a lawsuit in massachusett s today against seven women who claim that the former comedian sexually assaulted them. cosby claimed the women defamed his character and purposefully derailed an upcoming television opportunity. more than 50 women have accused cosby of sexual misconduct dating back to the 1960s. cosby denies the allegations. cosby says he is seeking punitive damages, compensation for lost business contracts, and wants a public retract of the defamatory statements. cosby has never been charged with a crime. beginning december 20, apple will exclusively stream taylor swift's "1989 world tour live" concert film. it captures swift's november show in australia, and includes backstage footage and
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the deal with apple music is a noteworthy one, considering where the pop star and the new streaming service were six months ago. back in june, swift wrote an open letter saying that she would keep her songs off of apple music. she demanded that apple change the terms of its initial three month free trial to ensure that artists would be paid during the trial period. apple agreed, and swift streamed. tuesday sarah- actor adam brody is 36 al- actor don johnson is 66
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farther east in the flood-warned areas, you could encounter some standing water leftover from yesterday's heavy rain, so be sure not to drive through it. later today, some, especially those in western siouxland could start to see a wintry mix of precipitation that will continue into tonight and tomorrow morning. holt county and its surrounding areas could see around 2-4 inches of snow by noon tomorrow with the rest of the viewing area only seeing around an inch or so of the white stuff as winds become strong. the rest of the week will be dry and cool with highs in the 20s and 30s through saturday with 40s returning >> don't go anywhere! when we come back we'll have the answer to today's holiday trivia question..., plus a recap of the top headlines in siouxland. plus, we'll answer today's holiday trivia. and this time of year, there's all sorts of santa runs. but now several babies in ukraine are getting into the holiday spirit too.
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time for a quick check of our top siouxland news headlines this tuesday morning. two missing storm lake, iowa
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their father and grandmother have been arrested in their disappearance . 3-year old ymani banks and one-year-old yamir banks were found safe last night. 32-year-old scott banks and 50-year-old dionne pamon both face kidnapping charges. they're accused of hiding the children from officials with the department of human services. a student linked to a threat made against sheldon high school last friday has been arrested. superintendent robin spears says something written inside a bathroom of the school. he didn't say what was written, but it prompted officials to tell students not to bring backpacks to school on monday. following the arrest, students were allowed and did have backpacks in class. the name of not been released. heavy rains prompted flooding warnings in several parts of iowa yesterday. all of sac county was under a warning with the north raccoon river overflowing into parks, streets, and backyards. one homeowner in early tells us she woke up to find three inches of water in her basement. in denison, where more than four fell, the boyer river almost
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the farmland foods pork plant sent workers home because of the flood threat. but by afternoon, the river level was going back down. and iowa governor terry branstad celebrates his record achievement. on monday, he became the longest- serving governor in u-s history. he's been in office 7,642 days. that's just under 21 years, stretched over two tenures. when branstad was first elected governor in 1982, he was iowa's youngest governor at age 36. more than one-thousand people joined a celebration last night at the iowa state fairgrounds.
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it was a race to the finish in ukraine's western town of lviv, between 13 babies each dressed as santa claus. the parents lined up holding their kids at the race start and divided them into four age groups. parents used toys to help urge the crawling infants and shouted their kid's names as they neared the finish line. the fun-race aimed to raise awareness of physical development of children by parents. time to answer today's 12 days of holiday trivia question. our current scoreboard has me in first place with 5 points.
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3. let's go to our morning show producer kaitlyn kinney. ok, kaitlyn, read us the question one more time. what is the name of the scary figure from alpine folklore who punishes misbehaving children, unlike santa claus who rewards well-behaved children during the christmas season? (a) jack skellington (b) krampus (c) the great pumpkin (d) the yule goat the answer today is "b",
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