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thursday december 24th. i'm sarah te slaa. al has the day off. chaos in and around minneapolis as activists protest at the largest mall in the country.... then moved on to the city's airport.... tying up holiday travelers. also... prisoners serving "hard time" work hard to fill christmas wishes. we'll take you to their workshop behind bars in springfield, south dakota. also... bowl bound! 34 marching band students from gehlen catholic prepare for the trip of a lifetime. they're heading down to florida to play in big bowl game to represent northwest iowa. and later... where do stuffed animals go when they need a little t-l-c? we've got the story of a unique store that offers intesive care for stuffed animals that have seen better days.
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calling wednesday's protest in minneapolis a success. they managed to disrupt operations at the nation's largest mall during holiday shopping -- and at the airport. jennifer mayerle has more.
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the group says they want justice for jamar clark - the 24 year old who was shot and killed by minneapolis police last month. they also want video of the shooting released. and in the bigger picture, the group wants an overhaul of the justice system. the man who admitted to killing three people and wounding nine others at a
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parenthood will undergo a mental health evaluation. a judge ordered the evaluation for robert dear after he told the judge he wants to represent himself in court. the e -year-old made the request at a status hearing yesterday afternoon. he faces 179 counts which includes murder in the first degree for his shooting rampage on november 27-th. dear told the judge that that the forced psychological evaluation goes against his constitutional rights. he is due back in court on february 24-th for a status conference. the entire process could take up to nine months. spencer, iowa, police need your help tracking down the suspects, who broke into a local mall, and stole cash from an atm. early yesterday morning, spencer's police chief says the suspects entered the southpark mall by breaking out a window near the front entrance. once inside, they opened the nearby atm machine, and removed the money inside. if you have any information about this crime, call the spencer
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two people are dead, and two others are in the hospital, after an afternoon car crash yesterday in buena vista county, iowa. the buena vista county sheriff says the two vehicles collided head-on on highway 7 near the raccoon river bridge, which is west of newell. two adults were pronounced dead at the scene, but authorities haven't released their names. two others were taken to the buena vista regional medical center, in storm lake, with non-life threateningngnjuries. the only person arrested in connection with a home invasion, in sioux city, will be arraigned on new year's eve. 21-year-old austin cummings of sioux city faces four charges connected to the robbery and assault that terrorized a sioux city woman, and her sons, back on december 7th. police say cummings was one of two men who entered the home of jodi blackwell in the 26- hundred block of south alice street about three a-m monday. the men asked for drugs and money. police say the victims believe they had the wrong house.
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tied up and beaten with a crowbar while blackwell was held at gunpoint. the thieves took multiple video game systems, a tv and cell phone. dozens of people gathered yesterday to reflect on the life of jeanne kulskas, sioux city'y' first female firefighter. her funeral was held at st. joseph's catholic church where family, friends and firefighters came together to pay their last respects. there were prayers, hymns and a look back on vakulskas' accomplishme nts as a firefighter. those who knew her said her greatest accomplilien t was her three sons. "the thing that i'm so proud of is my daughter some day, because of what she accomplished, may have opportunities that otherwise she would not have," said jerry plathe, vakulskas' son. vakulskas joined the fire department in 1985, a career she dedicated her life to for 22 years. "she was just very compassionate," said sioux city fire chief tom everett. "she had a unique ability to be able to connect
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comfortable in some of the worst situations t tt they'd ever experience." vakulskas served on the fire department from 1985 to 2007. she died in her home on sunday. she was 63. as santa's elves work around the clock to get ready for christmas, we found another toy y op in an unusual locacaon. ktiv's sheila brummer traveled to springfield, south dakota for the story.
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the construction technology program at the prison started making toys five-years ago. :37 "the guys put a lot of effort to it. then we do air brushing to put more detail into it. :43 we make pay loaders, trains and puzzles they put a lot of effort into foreman. that first season. good to use 1:49 "the toyy are usuallyygiven t at christmas time. but, if someone has a fire we'll have the churches and they'll tell us about a family we'll give out toys at that time as well," said deputy warden, jennifer stanwick. (there are shots of all the things below) a hand-crafted castle detailed duck. all, amazingly made from wood. we don't want to throw away anything, because that's something we can give back to the community at no cost," said bringman. giving back from behind prison walls, and spreading cheer for the holiday for both sides. :18 "it makes you feel good to make other people feel good. it kind of makes you feel like you're doing something right for once." in springfield, south dakota, sheila brummer, ktiv news 4. >> prisoners in springfield, south dakota also
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the program started 10 years ago. back then, the inmates worked on 35 to 40 bicycles. they tear them apartrtsandblast the parts, put them back together, then paint them. this year, a dozen guys redid about 13-hundred bikes. :48 we get a lot of letters back from kids and family from people who appreciate them." 1:15: the inmates get a sense of worth putting these bikes out for the kids. . ey really do. they really enjoy it" the bikes go to non- profits, churches and police departments. pretty much anyone who asks with a need. and, the parts the inmates can't use, also get recycled. some inmates actually turn to knitting. this year, they partnered with goodwill of the great plains to help with and mitten drive. yarn is donated from local churches and goodwill, and the inmates knit hundreds of hats and scarves. drones are flying off the shelves this holiday season. coming up next, we'll show you how some businesses are benefitting from the new
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and some businesses hope to profit from the influx of new hobbyists. mary thompson has the details.
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visited big box retailers selling drones to educate workers how to operate them properly and starting today owners need register their drones - or face civil penalties over 27,000 and criminal penalties of up to a quarter of a million dollars. (reporter stand up: mary thompson) the faa sees the registration process as a to educate users on how to fly safely and within the laws of the land, like k kping drones below 400 feet and five miles from an airport. hobbyists will learn those lessons at the academy, but that's not the only audience its targeting. barnes partnering with professor mike chumer of the new jersey institute of technology to conduct research with drones and to train first responders on how to operate them. (sot: dr. michael chumer,new jersey institute of technology prof.) they can permit first responders to communicate much faster. if they communicate faster they're likely to save more lives. expecting the sky's the limit when it comes to the
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that was mary thompson reporting. and remember make sure you register your drones if you do get one for christmas this year. still to come on new 4 today... it's not every day that you get to perform in front of thousands of people. but a high school marching band is doing just that. we caught up with them as they rehearsed one last time before their big bowl performance.
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a siouxland high school marching
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getting to perform during the half time show of a nationally televised bowl game is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and it's a special chance for kids from gehlen catholic in le mars to represent their corner of northwest iowa.
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11:15 "i think it's important for high schoolers to do these things, because they are going to get to experience these things they can't any other way in high school," says kellen. it's seventh grader, sarah stegge's first trip with the band. 17:43 "it's a once in a lifetime opportunity and it blows your mind away," says stegge. also mind blowing, the 24 hour bus ride to get to florida. 19:17 "it will be a long day getting down there," says stegge. 27:28 "at first you feel like sardines," says niebuhr. 19:36 "bring a lot of snacks and games," says stegge. so after nearly 120 hours of rehearsal time, are they ready? 25:40 "a couple of weeks ago, i would have gone, "well, i don't know. this week they have done fantastic the last three weeks and turned it up," says paul niebuhr, the band's director. step after step, note after note, it's all led up to this. 8:16 "it's worth it. it's'sworth all the time and effort y yu put ," says kellen. >>
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night and get home january 2nd. you can catch the russell athletic bowl game which pits the baylor bears against the north carolina tar heels on tuesday at and the jays aren't the only ones playing at the russell athletic bowl game. from south dakota, yankton high school's marching band will also perform during the halftime show. the band's director says the school has 106 students making the trip. they'll leave at 3 a-m this saturday, and return on new year's day. we're going to have white christmas this year. t.j.'s in next to tell us how much snow we could get. and what do your stuffed toyoygo little tlc? one woman is helping others by fixing their stuffed animals. her story is coming up. >
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wx timer @ 1:30 we continue to take a wintry turn here in siouxland with more snow today(at least it makes for a festive christmas eve)! a burst of snow is expected to skirt its way through the region this morning and afternoon with accumulations of 1-2 inches possible. the system wwll be a quiccmover and will leavvbehind just some clouds this evening into the overnight hours. as santa takes off from the north pole he should not run into any bad weather, at least in our region. christmas day looks relatively
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another storm system moves its way towards the area giving us another chance for a wintry mix christmas evening into the day on saturday. it could give us another coating to an inch of snow. we take a break from the action on sunday with some sunshine and cold temperatures before the possibility of snow sneaks back into the forecast on
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most of us have one... a stuffed bear... or some kind of furry friend we've had since our earliest years... and one woman is making it her mission to make sure they're in the best shape possible. susanna black has more on the stuffed animal hospital.
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every continent... (sot: sally winey, teddy bear doctor) "australia... that's probably the farthest..." and no mishap is too big of a job... (sot: sally winey, teddy bear doctor) "the dog ate the eye and the nose off of this one...and the thigh" it's her grandmother' s 18-98 singer sewing machine... (nats) that allows this toy surgeon to give them the intensive care they need... (nats) "there's a leg" but holes and stuffing aren't the only thing being healed here... (sot: sally winey, teddy bear doctor) "i found out in april that i have breast cancer... and whoo!... that's a new experience for me" it's a newadventu re for her...and she's not going through it alone. (sot: sally winey, teddy bear doctor) "the whole time i was having chemo and radiation i just kept working on bears as much as i could...some days i couldn't...but i'd just sit there and it gave me the drive to make somebody else smile..." these days... sally is doing great... (sot: sally winey, teddy bear doctor) "i'm being santa's helper... working everyday!" in the middle of her holiday rush... (nats) to get the animals in the arms of their owners...and put a smile on their faces... (sot: sally winey, teddy bear doctor) "now they don't always smile because they don't always get exactly what they think they're going to get but i do my best to bring a smile to
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it's . we're back after the break with more news and weather for you on news-4 today. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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good morning and welcome back. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah te slaa. al has the day off. coming up.... deadly twisters swept across parts of the country yesterday. at least seven people are dead across three states, as storms hit much of the south. the latest on the severe weather in just a minute. also... christmas brings a short break to
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candidates campaign efforts. this race to secure the white house has become one of the most outrageous and controversial in recent history. the latest from washington. and later... an 82-year-old iowa senior center resident took it upon himself to spread some holiday cheer among residents. how he's lighting up their spirits this holiday season. but first t-j.... is on the outdoor weather patio this morning.
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senator ted cruz stepped up his response to a washington post editorial cartoon he called tasteless. this as the candidates finally start totoind down for the christmas holiday. edward lawrence looks at today's presidential politics.
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"we celebrate christmas eve so we have 60 people from our family coming over tomorrow so we've got some work to do to set all that up..." still senator ted cruz took some parting shots releasing this editorial cartoon via twitter.
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rand paul is airing his grievances against his republican opponents... but it's all in the name in the holiday season. rand paul wished his twitter followers a happy festivus yesterday. the made-up holiday was introduced on the sitcom "seinfeld." as part of a festivus celebration, followers are encouraged to air their grievances in a series of tweets, paul took humorous shots at several republican rivals... including donald trump, ted cruz, and ben carson. he had a grievance for hillary clinton, too. he also previewed some gripes on government spending... part of a 38-page "festivus" report on examples of waste that he commissioned. it was a somber ceremony in delaware, as the remains of the six americans killed in afghanistan returned home. a dignified transfer ceremony took place yesterday afternoon at the new castle air national guard base. the airmen and national guardsmen were killed on monday in a suicide bombing near bagram air base. storms killed at least seven
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tennessee, and arkansas. as andrew spencer reports the severe weather impacted much of the midwest and the south, just as people are traveling out of state to see family and friends for christmas.
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while here in siouxland we could see a white christmas.. in the south.. people will be wearing shorts. a southwest wind could bring temperatures in the south to the 60-s and 70-s. in orlando, florida.. the high is expected to be in the mid 80-s. the traditional birthplple of jesus, the west bank city of bethlehem, is making last-minute preparations for christmas visitors. the town's streets were decorated... and pilgrims and tourists gathered near the church of the nativity. despite the recent wave of violence between israelis and palestinians, some tourisis said they were excited to be in bethlehem. the north american aerospace defense command - or norad - will be tracking santa claus as he makes his way across the
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the organization has been acking the guy in red for 60-years.. making sure he and his reindeer are safe in the sky. you can watch santa make his trip around the world by going to the only on ktiv section on our homepage at ktiv dot com. many people got together last night to celebrate the recent completion of a holiday light display at summit pointe senior living in marion, iowa. jill kasparie shows us how the town came together to give one man h h christmas wish.
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christmas come back and i had to wait until this christmas. " the 82-year-old says last christmas his daughter - rusty holub - put lights in his window and he thought one just wasn't enough. "he said wouldn't it be awesome to light every window in this building and that's - i just took it from there." russell still has the first box of lights from his daughter. and after that - from donationn to volunteers - many worked to get lights up each one of the 363 windows on the building. "when they turned the lights on, moment, it was a dream come true. i loved it. " "it really touched my heart to see people pull together for my dad." for everyone at summit point they couldn't wait to celebrate his dream come true tonight with bus trips around the sparkling building. for a man who's always thinking of others and sharing hugs -- this night is "he's the type of guy who no matter howowad he's feeling or having a rough day he makes sure to open the e or for you." now, russellllets to make it part of his routine to enjoy this holiday dream come true. "these are his lights and his pride and joy. " "i like them, i love them. to me it's been a lot of work for a lot of people and i want to appreciate it." >>
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four... seeing in color is something most of us take for granted. but one mother and son are viewing the world in full color for the coming up next in healthbeat four... seeing in color is something most of us take for granted. but one mother and son are viewing the world in full color for the first time thanks to new technology. ben: and i'll have your complete
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saturday. it could give us another coating to an inch of snow. we take a break from the action on sunday with some sunshine and cold temperatures before the possibility of snow sneaks back into the forecast on
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special new glasses allow a mother and son to see color for the first time. dustin wilson explains in healthbeat four.
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minute ago." the simplicity of seeing color is normally foreign to erin dennison (nats) "without my glasses it looks gray" and her 9-year-old son nathan. (nats) "it looks like actual grass" recently the two got their hands on enchroma glasses - scientifically specialized for the color blind (nat) and the results blew them away. (sot: nathan dennison, colorblind) "that's purple, gray, purple gray, purple gray." from a purple top to a pink flower - (nats: "amazing") everyday sights come to life. (sot: erin dennison, mother) "i can't wait to get my hands on the clear lenses and use those almost everyday, all day so that i can see like this all the time." nathan found out the true look of panther blue. (sot: erin dennison, mother) "i used to think that that was sky blue but now i see it's not." it took dennison more than 30 years to see real color (nat) and the moment didn't disappoint. (sot: erin dennison, mother) "to experience it with my son is even better." (nats) >> that was dustin wiwion
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straight ahead on news 4 today... the hyatt hotel in chicago is apologizing for a a ssible hack in their system. and do you hate putting in a password to log in? or how about remembering all the different ones you have? google may have a way to help you. >
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stocks are closing higher for a third day in a row, once again taking their lead from oil prices. the price of c cde oil rose 4 percent . the dow rose 185 points to close at 17,602. the nasdaq was up nearly 45... and the s&p climbed 25 points. with the gains in the last three days, u.s. markets have recovered roughly two-thirds of the losses they incurred late last week. all that holiday shopping may be leaving a mark on your credit score. with more on that story and other business news, here's our morning show producer, kaitlyn nney.... thanks sarah all those holiday purchases placed on your credit card can raise your credit utilization and cause some short-term damage to your credit score. but... if you pay your bills on
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utilization back down... you uld help your score recover over time. to see how your credit score is doing... credit dot com, credit karma dot com, and credit sesame dot com all offer free looks at your credit score, as well as the credit reports that influence it. experts advise keeping your use of credit to no more than 30 percent of your total credit limit. as last-minute shoppers finish up their shopping this christmas eve... many will be grabbing gift cards. the national retail federation asked consumers s out their shopng intentions should they receive a gift card. its survey found most people will likely watch for really good sales or promotions to maximize the value of their gift card. nearly 20 percent said they'll use that gift card as quickly as they can. another 19 percent said they'll save it for a rainy day or for a time when they feel the need to treat themselves. hyatt hotel officials are advising customers to monitor their payment card statements, after discovering
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access customer credit card numbers. the malware was found on hyatt hotel computer systems used it to process customer payments. the chicago-based resort chain is working with outside security e eerts to figure out what happened. hyatt officials have not onfirmed whether any sensitive information was stolen by hackers. the company is now using stronger security measures -- and says customers can feel confident using payment cards at hyatt hotels worldwide. the transportatio n security administration has issued a new rule for airport security screening. t-s-a screeners can now force anyone to go through body scanners, even if they want to opt out. before the change, passengers could choose a full body pat down instead of the body scanner. a t-s-a spokesperson says the scanner does not store personal information and improves threat detection for metallic and non-metallic objects that a pat-down might miss. the change comes amid heightened security concerns about terror plots on commercial airlin. ever forget your password to a website?
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password free log in system. google has invited select users to test a new system that allows them to log in without a password. the new system asks you for your e-mail address, then the site sends a notification to your mobile device, asking if you're trying to log in. all you have to do is click yes on your mobile device, and d u're in! you'll still have the option to log in using a password if your phone dies or is stolen. the tech giant is hoping to keep accounts more secure while still making it easy to log in to your account.
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coming up after the break, we'll have a rundown of the top stories in siouxland. and the trailer for a new netflix show has become really plus.... miss colombia is finally speakingngut about the miss universe pageant.
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headlines today in siouxland. funeral services were held yesterday for sioux city's first female firefighter. jeanne vakulskas served with the fire department for 22 years. those who knew her said her greatest accomplishme nt was her three sons. one of her sons says he is proud of everything his mother accomplished, and he believes it will help pave the way for his daughter to have more opportunities down the road. a siouxland high school marching band is headed to a bowl game. the gehlen cathohoc band in le mars, iowa was
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halftime show of the nationally televised russell's athletic bowl in orlando, florida. the jays will play with 3- thousand other students from 26 schools around the cocotry. the band's director says after almost 120 hours of practice, they're ready. they leave on saturday for the 24 hour trek down south. inmates at the mike durfee state prison in springfield south dakota are spreading some christmas cheer. it's all part of the construction technology program that the prison started five years ago. the inmates hand-make hundreds of toys. most of the the toys are handed out at christmas time. many prisioners say helping others makeseshem feel like they're doing something right for once. another program that the prison runs allows the inmates to refurbish bikes for children. that program started ten years ago. they take the bikes completely apart and put them back together, paint them anangive them new life. this year about a dozen men redid about 13
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a netflix reboot now is now the most watched original trailer.. and miss columbia breaks her silence.. david daniel has it all in today's hollywood minute.
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still to come in our third half hour.... protesters snarl holiday travel traffic and block holiday shoppers in minneapolis minnesota. we've got the latest t on the movement. and iowa is headed to california for the rose bowl. we'lhave the details in the
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good morning. thanks for joining us on this thursday december 24th. i'm sarah te s sa. al has the day off. . chaos in and a aund minneapolis as activists protest at the largest mall in the country.... then moved on to the city's airport. also... prisoners serving "hard
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christmas wishes. we'll take you to their workshop behind bars in springfield, south dakota. also... bowl bound! 34 marching band students from gehlen catholic prepare for the trip of a lifetime. they're heading down to florida to play in big bowl game to represent northwest iowa. and later... a big day for the hawkeyes as the team takes off for california as they prepare for their rose bowl appearance. we'll hear from head coach kirk ferentz on how prepared the team is for the big game. but first, here'e'tj.
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accumulations of 1-2 inches possible. the system will be a quick mover and will leave behind just some clouds this evening into the overnight hours. as santa takes off from the north pole he should not run into any bad weather, at least in our region >> activists with the group black lives matter are calling yesterday's protest in minneapolis a succeses they managed to disrupt operations at the nation's largest mall during holiday shopping -- and at the airport. jennifer mayerle has more.
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in to a secure area. the airport shutdown security checkpoints for a short time in caca protesters made it inside. another group of stood hand in hand blocking the road leading to terminal 1. nats - black lives, they matter here. the move snarled traffic -- and
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that was jennifer mayerle reporting form minneapolis. the group says they want justice for jamar clark - the 24 year old who was shot and killed by minneapolis police last month. they also want video of the shooting released. and in the bigger picture, the group wants an over-haul of the justice system. the man who admitted to killing three people and wounding nine others at a colorado springs planned parenthood will undergo a mental health evaluation. a judge ordered the evaluation for robert dear after he told the judgdghe wants to represent himself f court. the 57-year-old made the request at a hearing yesterday. he faces 179 counts which includes first degree murder for his shooting rampage on november 27- th. dear told the judge that the forced psychological evaluation goes against his constitutiona l rights.
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february 24-th. spencer, iowa, police need your help tracking down the suspects, who broke into a local mall, and stole cash from an atm. early yesterday morning, spencer's police chief says the suspects entered the southpark mall by breaking out a window near the front entrance. once inside, they opened the nearby atm machine, and removed the cash. if you have any information about this crime, call the spencer police department at 712-262-2151. two people are dead, and two others are in the hospital, after a car crash yesterday afternoon in buena vista county, iowa. the buena vista county sheriff says the two vehicles collided head-on on highway 7 near the raccoon river bridge, which is west of newell. two adults were pronounced dead at the scene, but authorities haven't released their names. two others were taken to the buena vista regional medical center, in storm lake, with non-life threatening injuries. the only person arrested in
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in sioux city, will be arraigned on new year's eve. 21-year-old austin cummings of sioux city faces four charges connected to the robbery and sault that terrorized a sioux city woman, and her sons, back on december 7th. police say cummings was one of two men who entered the home of jodi blackwell in the 26- hundred block of south alice street about three a-m monday. the men asked for drugs and money. police say the victims believe they had the wrong house. blackwell's 19-year-old son was tied up and beaten with a crowbar while blackwell was held at gunpoint. the thieves took multiple video phone. dozens of people gathered yesterday to reflect on the life of jeanne vakulskas, sioux city's first female firefighter. her funeral was held at st. joseph's catholic church where family, friends and firefighthts came together to pay their last respects. there were prayers, hymns and look back on vakulskas' accomplishme nts as a firefighter. those who knew her said her greatest accomplismen t was her three sons. "the thing that i'm so proud of
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of what she accomplished, may have opportunities that otherwise she would not have," said jerry plathe, vakulskas' son. vakulskas joined the fire department in 1985, a career she dedicated her life to f f 22 years. "she was just very compassionate," said sioux city fire chief tom everett. "she haa unique ability to be able to connect with people and really make them comfortable in some of the worst situations that they'd ever experience." vakulskas served on the fire department from 1985 to 2007. she died in her home on sunday. she was 63. as santa's elves work around the clock to get ready for christmama we found another toy shop in an unusual location. ktiv's sheila brummer traveled to springfield, south dakota for the story.
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get in trouble and you kind of feel like you're always the bad guy." john bringman (bring-man) from rapid city feels good about what he does here. :06 so, it's kind of nice to come in and give back. or :06 so, it's kind of nice to come in and give back do something that makes you feel good. you can see the joy in the kids when they come in and get things." (wanted to not use the word good again). the construction technology program at the prison started making toys five-years ago. :37 "the guys put a lot of effort to it. then we do air brushing to put more detail into it. :43 we make pay loaders, trains and puzzles they put a lot o o effort into it," ssd alan muddee shop foreman. five-hundred toys created for that first season. and, double this december. good to use 1:49 "the toys are usually given out at christmas time. but, if someone has a fire we'll have the churches and they'll tell us about a family we'll give out toys at that time as well," said deputy warden, jennifer stanwick. (there are shots of all the things below) toys, like a john deere tractor, a hand-crafted castle detailed duck. all, amazingly made from cast-off materials, scraps of wood. 1:11 "we don't throw anything.
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want to throw away anything, because that's something we can give back to the community at no cost," said bringman. giving back from behind prison walls, and spreading cheer for prisoners in springfield, south dakota also refurbish bikes for kids. the program started 10 years ago. back then, the inmates worked on 35 to 40 bicycles. they tear them apart, sandblast the parts, put them back together, then paint them. this year, a dozen guys rebid about 1,300 bicycles. prisoners in springfield, south dakota also refurbish bikes for kids. the program started 10 years ago. back then, the inmamas worked on 35 to 40 bicycles. they tear them apart, sandblast the parts, put them back together, then paint them. this year, a dozen guys redid about 13-hundred bikes. :48 we get a lot of letters back from kids and family from people who appreciate them." 1:15: the
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putting these bikes out for the kids. they really do. they really enjoy it" the bikes go to non- profits, chuuches and police deeartments... pretty much anyone who asks with a need. and, the parts the inmates can't use, also get recycled. and some inmates have turned to knitting to help out. this year, they partnered with goodwill of the great plains to help with the annual shoe and mitten drive. yarn is donated from local churches and goodwill, and the inmates knit hundreds of hats and scarves. wills and trusts. what happens to your money if one of your relatives owes someone else money? that answer is next in law review.
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review" we covered wills and trusts. they help divide your assets after you die. but, what happens to that money, or property, if a relative owes someone else money? ktiv's matt breen has more in this week's "law review."
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used to pay off that debt," said goosmann. "frequently we'll see different things garnished. in this instance, it was an inheritance. it might be your paycheck, or your bank account. really, it's any stream of money coming to you as the debtor that could be used to pay off that debt." "if i'm the debtor, my next question is 'is there a limit to the amount of my money that the entity can garnish?'" breen asked. "there is, matt," goosmann said. "but, it's going to depend on the entity that's doing the garnishment. child support has higher limits. there are different limits state by state, as well as, on the federal level. it depends on how much money ou make on an annual basis." "can your employer firryou if your being garnished?" asked breen. "there are protections for one garnishment, but if you have more than one garnishment, you are at risk as an employee," goosmann said. "if it becomes too much of an administrative burden for your employer they
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tis the season for college football bowl games. and iowa is getting ready to take on sanford. they're headed to california today. we'll hear from kirk
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the iowa hawkeyes will be on a plane today to fly to the rose bowl in california. ktiv's brad pautsch has more in the sports fource morning wrap.
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players to enjoy all the outside things that come with a bowl game, then get ready "we've got to get our preparation down and be prepared to play the kind of football that is football team that we've had this season," said ferentz. "that's really the challenge. you have to have a good plan and then most importantly the players have to have a good grasp and understanding of what it takes to be successful and be ready to go on game day because that's still ultimately what you remember about any bowl trip, bowl experience." on to stop stanford's christian mccaffery, who was named the associated press player of the year. the sophomore set an ncaa record for all-purpose yards included over 1,800 yards rushing and 540 yards receiving. the iowa defense ranked tenth in the nation against the run and 20th overall in yards allowed. "they have a fantastic offense," said tight end george kittle. "it's going to be a really good game. two teams that do some things really similar. they're going to run the ball. we're going to run the ball and it's going to be a smash mouth game." "it's exciting," said safety jordan lomax. "we've been preparing these past two weeks. just playing in the rose bowl is a huge accomplishment for us and it's going to present a great challenge playing a great team in stanford." the hawkeyes are six and a half point underdogs. kickoff for the rose bowl is at 4:10 on new year's day. it's their first-ever meeting. >> snowflakes might be in the air
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siouxland. t.j.'s in next to tell us how much we could see today. it's not every day that you get to perform in front of thousands of people. but a high school marching band is doing just that. we caught up with them as they rehearsed one last time before their big bowl performance.
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a siouxland high school marching band is bowl bound. getting to perform during the half time show of nationally televised bowl game is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and it's a special chance for kids from gehlen catholic in le mars, iowa to represent their corner of northwest iowa.
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these 34 students are heading to warmer temperatures. :39 "every three years, the band goes to a trip and that involves a bowl game of some sort and this year we are going down to the russell's athletic bowl in orlando, florida," says tj kruse, the senior drum major of the band. the band applied and was chosen to be part of the halftime show of the game. the jays will play with 3,000 other students from 26 high schools around the country. 14:06 "our school isn't that big and getting in front of thousands of people with all those kids, it's pretty intimidating," says tyler zenk, a freshman trumpet player. 6:00 "that's my favorite part and getting together with all high school students who love doing and sharing in it and living in the moment," says megan kellen, a senior snare drummer. for senior megan kellen, it's her last hurrah with the close-knit group. 11:15 "i think it's important for high schoolers to do these things, because they are going to get to experience these things they can't says kellen. it's seventh grader, sarah stegge's first trip with the band. 17:43 "it's a once in a lifetime opportunity and it blows your mind away," says stegge. also mind blowing, the 24 hour bus ride to get to florida. 19:17 "it will be a long day getting down there," says stegge.
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sardines," says niebuhr. 19:36 "bring a lot of snacks and games," says stegge. so after nearly 120 hours of rehearsal time, are they ready? 25:40 "a couple of weeks ago, i would have gone, "well, i don't know. this week they have done fantastic the last three weeks and turned it up," says paul niebuhr, the band's director. step after step, note after note, it's all led up to this. 8:16 "it's worth it. it's worth all the time and effort you put in," says kellen. >> they leave for florida saturday night and get home january 2nd. you can catch the russell athletic bowl game which pits the baylor bears against the north carolina tar heels on tuesday at 4:30. and the jays aren't the only ones playing at the russell athletic bowl game. from south dakota, yankton high school's marching band will also perform during the halftime show.
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school has 106 students making the trip. they'll leave at 3 a-m this saturday, and return on new year's day. it's . time for a break. we're back with our fourth half hour of news 4 today. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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ner i work with the united states army corp of engineers. currently stationed at bagram airfield, afghanistan. i want to say hi to my mom, beth ortner and my brother don in holstien, iowa and my brother chuck and his familty in des moines and to all my cousins back there in northwest iowa. i hope you all have a blessed and merry christmas and a happy new year. i love you all and take care. end music >> good morning and welcome back. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah te slaa. al has the day off. coming up.... deadly twisters swept across parts of the country yesterday. at least seven people are dead across three states, as storms hit much of the south. the latest on the severe weather in just a minute. also... christmas brings a short break to would-be 2016 presidential candidates campaign efforts. this race to secure the white house has become one of the most outrageous and controversial in recent history. and later... an 82-year-old iowa senior center resident took it upon himself to spread some holiday cheer among residents. how he's lighting up their spirits this holiday season. but first t-j.... is on the outdoor weather patio this morning.
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wx timer @ :50 we continue to take a wintry turn here in siouxland with more snow today(at least it makes for a festive christmas eve)! a burst of snow is expected to skirt its way through the region this morning and afternoon with accumulations of 1-2 inches possible. the system will be a quick mover and will leave behind just some clouds this evening into the overnight hours. as santa takes off from the north pole he should not run into any bad weather, at least in our region. >>
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response to a washington post editorial cartoon he called tasteless. this as the candidates finally start to wind down for the christmas holiday. edward lawrence looks at today's presidential politics.
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washington post editorial cartoon showing cruz as an organ grinder and his young daughters as monkey's...the cartoon was pulled (sot: ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate :39- :48) "leave the kids alone. leave my kids alone, leave marco's kids alone, leave hillary's kids and grandkids alone. kids should be off-limits, and the washington post should know that." this is the latest in a crazy week of political attacks and responses. analysts say donald trump has thrown the traditional campaign playbook out the window. (sot: michael steele/ fmr. rnc rand paul is airing his grievances against his republican opponents... but it's all in the name in the holiday season. rand paul wished his twitter followers a happy festivus yesterday. the made-up holiday was introduced on the sitcom "seinfeld." as part of a festivus celebration, followers are encouraged to air their grievances in a series of tweets, paul took humorous shots at several republican rivals... including donald trump, ted cruz, and ben carson. he had a grievance for
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previewed some gripes on government spending... part of a 38-page "festivus" report on examples of waste that he commissioned. it was a somber ceremony in delaware, as the remains of the six americans killed in afghanistan returned home. a dignified transfer ceremony took place yesterday afternoon at the new castle air national guard base. the airmen and national guardsmen were killed on monday in a suicide bombing near bagram air base. storms killed at least seven people in mississippi, tennessee, and arkansas. as andrew spencer reports the severe weather impacted much of the midwest and the south, just as people are traveling out of state to see family and friends for christmas.
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was gone." others weren't so lucky. several people died as a large tornado formed in northern mississippi. it left a trail of damage for miles and miles, moving well into tennessee. "when the tornado was over, i couldn't even find my house. it was just that bad." "trees was just everywhere." overnight, first- responders in several states worked to make sure nobody was trapped under debris, desperate for help. ( master sgt. ray hall / mississippi highway patrol ) "that's our number one priority: if we do have someone that is stranded or someone that is trapped, we're trying to clear each street, each county road, each highway, going door to door to make sure we can while severe storms brought severe weather to some parts of the south.. other parts are much warmer. temperatures are so warm people could be wearing shorts to christmas dinner. a southwest wind could bring temperatures
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70-s. in orlando, florida.. the high is expected to be in the mid 80-s today and tomorrow. the north american aerospace defense command - or norad - will be tracking santa claus as he makes his way across the world to bring gifts to girls and boys. the organization has been tracking st. nick for 60-years.. making sure he and his reindeer are safe in the sky. you can watch santa make his trip around the world by going to the "only on ktiv" section on our homepage at ktiv dot com. many people got together last night to celebrate the recent completion of a holiday light display at summit pointe senior living in marion, iowa. jill kasparie shows us how the town came together to give one man his christmas wish.
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waited for - for a year. "christmas was passed lat year. i couldn't make christmas come back and i had to wait until this christmas. " the 82-year-old says last christmas his daughter - rusty holub - put lights in his window and he thought one just wasn't enough. "he said wouldn't it be awesome to light every window in this building and that's - i just took it from there." russell still has the first box of lights from his daughter. and after that - from donation to volunteers - many worked to get lights up each one of the 363 windows on the building. "when they turned the lights on, moment, it was a dream come true. i loved it. " "it really touched my heart to see people pull together for my dad." for everyone at summit point they couldn't wait to celebrate his dream come true tonight with bus trips around the sparkling building. for a man who's always thinking of others and sharing hugs -- this night is all about russell. "he's the type of guy who no matter how bad he's feeling or having a rough day he makes sure to
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now, russell gets to make it part of his routine to enjoy this holiday dream come true. "these are his lights and his pride and joy. " "i like them, i love them. to me it's been a lot of work for a lot of people and i want to appreciate it." >> one man decided to put on his running shoes to spread some christmas cheer in japan. we'll show you what he did in what's trending.
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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.
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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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a british man who lives in tokyo is spreading christmas cheer in his own unique way. joseph tame is dressing up as a christmas tree and running through the streets of capital. he takes his running christmas parts of the city that are not lit up with christmas decorations. he said he likes to make people laugh and smile where they don't expect it. he previously gained attention in japan by
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cheering on other runners while wearing windmills on his head. still ahead this morning... 2015 producded some blockbusters at the box office, including one that could be the biggest ever. plus...the beatles are finally streaming. we'll have the details after the break.
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"star wars: the force awakens" exclamation point on the end of office season the year's seen more than its share of big hits. mark barger takes a look.
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"2015 is going to be remembered as one of these years that doesn't come along very often as far as mammoth box office." jennifer lawrence's "hunger games" finale....mockingjay part 2....led another group of films bringing in more than 200 million dollars.... (sot dave karger / chief correspondent, fandango.com) "when you have a huge franchise like hunger games, starring a woman that does very well. or a movie like trainwreck, written by and starring a woman, that does exceptionally well, that's exciting." nats "oh my god!" amy schumer's comedy brought in more than 100 million dollars.... so did melissa mccarthy's espionage gigglefest, "spy". three s stories for female-driven films. (sot dave karger / chief correspondent, fandango.com) "that's a trend we're going to see continuing more and more as the years progress." and this year could still crack 11 billion dollars in u.s. box office...an all time record. (sot dave karger / chief correspondent, fandango.com) "i don't think we're going to e a year like this for quite a long time." leaving a tall challenge for the films to come in 2016. mark barger, nbc news. >>
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beatles fans. starting today, music from the fab four will be available on every on- demand streaming service for the first time. the beatles re-mastered studio albums became available just after midnight. thursday sarah- rock singer louis tomlinson is 24 from one direction t.j.- "american idol" host ryan seacrest is 41 sarah- singer ricky martin is 44 t.j.- designer kate spade is 53 sarah- author mary higgins clark is 88 >
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of snow is expected to skirt its way through the region this morning and afternoon with accumulations of 1-2 inches possible. the system will be a quick mover and will leave behind just some clouds this evening into the overnight hours. as santa takes off from the north pole he should not run into any bad weather, at least in our region. >> we're wrapping things up on this
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eve morning. when we come back we'll run down the top headlines in siouxland. and forget the sleigh and reindeer...santa has a new
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if you're just tuning in, here's a look at the top headlines today in siouxland. funeral services were held yesterday for sioux city's first female firefighter. jeanne vakulskas served with the fire department for 22 years. those who knew her said her greatest accomplishme nt was her three sons. one of her sons says he is proud of everything his mother accomplished, and he believes it will help pave the way for his daughter to have more opportunities down the road. a siouxland high school marching band is headed to a bowl game. the gehlen catholic band in le
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halftime show of the nationally televised russell's athletic bowl in orlando, florida. the jays will play with 3- thousand other students from 26 schools around the country. the band's director says after almost 120 hours of practice, they're ready. they leave on saturday for the 24 hour trek down south. inmates at the mike durfee state prison in springfield south dakota are spreading some christmas cheer. it's all part of the construction technology program that the prison started five years ago. the inmates hand-make hundreds of toys. most of the the toys are handed out at christmas time. many prisioners say helping others makes them feel like they're doing something right for once. another program that the prison runs allows the inmates to refurbish bikes for children. that program started ten years ago. they take the bikes completely apart and put them back together, paint them and give them new life. this year about a dozen men
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> just a few days before christmas, some of santa's helpers took to the water before taking to the skies. these washington santas traded in their sleighs for paddle boards. the early morning event yesterday on lake washington saw half a dozen santas paddle across the lake, from mercer island to
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by "monster and sea", an organization that helps raise money for families battling cancer. they say their goal was to bring a little holiday cheer to the people stuck in traffic on the bridge
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