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floyd valley hospital this afternoon for a christmas dinner. it's a tradition that the hospital has had for more than 15 years. there were people of all ages who came together to have traditional holiday food. one of the hospital's goals was to invite people who would otherwise be alone on christmas. "we came because we didn't have anybody at home today," said ruth ohlrichs, a le mars, resident. "so we decided to come up here. and our families come home first tomorrow." more than 250 people registered to be part of today's meal. there were people from the hospital as well as other volunteers to helped prepare and serve the food. a sweet christmas tradition going on for more than three decades continued today in new york city. sharon fernandez is a human resources specialist at forest hills hospital in queens. for more than 30 years, fernandez has dressed up in santa's red suit and visited the newborn babies. santa sharon was joined by
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they sang christmas carols to the patients. fernandez says the gig started when she and a group of employees wanted to sing carols but nobody wanted to put on the suit. so she stepped to the santa plate, and the rest is history. "we used to have a nurse in our employee health that used to do this, and then, somebody used to dress like santa and one year they wouldn't put on the santa suit, so i said next year if nobody puts on the suit i'll put it on, and i've been wearing it since, ok, and that's 30 years." fernandez says she will keep up the saint nick tradition until she retires. overseas, us. troops that keep us safe celebrate christmas at a military base, including troops in kuwait. william hickman, u.s. army central deputy commanding general of operations helped serve a christmas meal to the troops stationed at camp in kuwaait --in a move to express his recognition of their military service. "well as we know our army, our been whole military has been employing for over the last fifteen years so it's importing to go out, and many of these soldiers have been deployed
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holidays and other holidays, so again we just want to thank them for their services and really tell them we appreciate what they do for our army and really for our nation." u-s troops deployed in kuwait provide support for the campaign against isis. in president obama's weekly address, he was joined by the first lady. he talked about caring for others and treating one another with love and compassion in his christmas messag. "that's the spirit that binds us together not just as christians, but as americans of all faiths. it's what the holidays are about: coming together as one american family to celebrate our blessings and the values we hold dear," said president barack obama. president obama also talked about honoring our veterans and their families. as the weather continues to develop,
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meterologist ben dorenbach, ben. hopefully you all had a merry christmas, and that you don't mind staying where you are for the night through the area. parts of northern and western siouxland up to 6 inches possible in those areas under a winter storm and its surrounding areas will see more in the way 1-3 inches while areas farther south and east see a bit less than that. snow should exit the viewing area by noon saturday, but winds will pick up and make blowing snow and low visibility more of an issue. sunday we'll get a day off from snow and get a cold sunny day before our next snow chance on monday. see graphics. the donations are pouring in
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killing at least fourteen people across four southern states. the worst seems to be in northern mississippi where many people are spending their christmas cleaning up and helping the newly homeless. brix fowler reports from holly springs, mississippi.
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authorities believe a small fire at former president bill clinton's childhood home was intentionally set. the fire started just before 3-30 am at the home in hope, arkansas. the police chief says a driver spotted flames at the clinton birthplace national historical site and called 911. by the time firefighters arrived, flames were shooting eight feet in the air. a minimum-security state prison inmate who walked away from a correctional facility in yankton shortly before midnight christmas eve is back in custody. the south dakota department of corrections says 26-year-old dustin emery
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hours after he left the yankton community emery is serving concurrent sentences for grand theft and possession of a controlled every day millions of unwanted and abandoned dogs across the country are waiting for a good home. but a one of a kind facility in california learned that the term "lucky dog" takes on a whole new meaning.
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dogs that might have been euthanized or are too sick to be adopted are rehabbed and trained to be of service for people with disabilities sound up beeping "good job" - free of charge. (nats: bark) this little dog, less than a year old, was labeled contaminated because she could not get rid of a virus and infections. she had not been out of her cage in 35 days. (nats) "so you're like a santa claus for dogs "all right little girl, we're going home.." (reporter standup: lauren ina) in just six months, trainers can make an unwanted shelter dog a constant companion for someone in need. (nats) (sot: camille jenkins, hearing dog recipient) "without my cochlear implants i am totally deaf. the great thing about having this dog is you have something that engages you back into the world and gives you that confidence to be back out there again." about 20 shelter dogs live and train at the foundation at once - waiting for not just a home, but a job for life. in malibu, lauren ina, nbc news. >> not all shelter dogs will be able to pass all the tests needed to be a service dog, in which case they are placed in pet homes by
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call them "career change" dogs.. still to come on live at five you know elf on the shelf. but in pennsylvania, there's now elf on the force. we'll explain after the break
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you know elf on the shelf. but in pennsylvania, there's now elf on the force. the police force, that is. melissa nardo explains how the new police recruit is helping to spread some holiday cheer.
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sworn in to protect and serve. the elf on the shelf is the eyes and ears of santa claus, watching to see who's naughty and who's nice. (sgt. toby wildasin/ west manheim township police department) as you may or may not know he goes back to the north pole every night. however- this elf, is taking on a little more this holiday season. sarge is the newest officer sworn in to the west manheim township police department. the stuffed officer is taking his oath very seriously, conducting official police investigations . (sgt. toby wildasin/ west manheim township police department) he is captured photos of the itemized pieces of evidence. testing out his skills as a sketch artist... (sgt. toby wildasin/ west manheim township police department) he made use of our leg shackles for that. and even getting into a little trouble. (sgt. toby wildasin/ west manheim township police department) i'm able to capture a photo of him when i come in each day at work. sgt. toby wildason makes sure to document his every move on the department's facebook page. sarge is quickly making friends. (sgt. toby wildasin/ west manheim township police department) it's been an overwhelming response. it's kind of made it enjoyable. i've actually gotten a lot of good comments on our social media. one of his followers even
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wildasin/ west manheim township police department) she said what a difference it makes, it's a great concept and we're sure it is reaching our great town of hanover. it's special that one person, or elf, can make such a big difference in life. his fellow officers say he's doing a great job at connecting with the community. showing a different side of law enforcement. (sgt. toby wildasin/ west manheim township police department) the goal through the use of sarge our scout elf is to get followers that would maybe not otherwise like a police facebook page. and ultimately helping solve crime. (sgt. toby wildasin/ west manheim township police department) and when we need the communities help in a situation, we already have that base of followers built up. after christmas he'll be heading back to the north pole ... but he'll surely have a spot on the force next year. >> and, the woodbury county sheriff's department has it's own elf on a shelf. elf jerry spent the last 23 days taking part in some shenanigans around the community. he even took over making license plates. you can see his favorite one that he personalized for his own little vehicle. he also helped prepare the woodbury county communicatio ns operators for santa's arrival.
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north pole, woodbury county sheriff dave drew and elf jerry wished everyone a "merry christmas and a happy new year". you can check out more of elf jerry's christmas fun on the woodbury county sheriff's office facebook page. you can find a link to it on our website... ktiv.com. when we come back ben will have his full forecast
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meteorologist ron demers joins us with the forecast. hopefully you all had a merry christmas, and that you don't mind staying where you are for the night because a winter storm will move through the area. parts of northern and western siouxland will see the heaviest snow with up to 6 inches possible in those areas under a winter storm warning. sioux city and its surrounding areas will see more in the way 1-3 inches while areas farther south and east see a bit less than that. snow should exit the viewing area by noon saturday, but winds will pick up and make blowing snow and low visibility more of an issue. sunday we'll get a day off from snow and get a cold sunny day before our next snow chance on monday. see graphics. not much is open on christmas,
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are. we've got a box office preivew coming up, right 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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for movie fans. this year is no different, with studios releasing films to make you laugh or cry. raphael seth has this week's box office preview.
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real-life inventor of the miracle mop...who leaves behind a lot of messes during her rampage to the top. "joy" is rated pg-13. nat will ferrell plays second banana in "daddy's home." he's a mild-mannered stepdad trying to out-cool deadbeat biological father mark wahlberg...in a contest he was born to lose. "daddy's home" is rated pg-13. nat luke bracey rides the crime wave in "point break." this remake of the 1991 action-thriller casts the australian as the athlete-turned- agent...who's on the trail of some bad dudes using x-games methods to commit crimes. "point break" is rated pg-13. nat will smith has his head examined in "concussion." he plays an african doctor who discovers brain trauma in american football. but he soon learns that the best offense is a good defense as the n-f-l resists his calls for change. "concussion" is rated pg-13. that's the box office preview, raphael seth, nbc news. >> we'll be right back after
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tonight, the rising toll from those violent storms. tornados tearing across the south. a growing tragedy tonight as homeowners struggle to pick up the pieces and search teams look for any
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