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in for al and sarah coming up in this half hour of news 4 today continued flooding in the midwest. floodwaters are rising over missouri, southern illinois, eastern oklahoma and arkansas. pushing residents from their homes. multiple people are dead. we've got the latest information for you. plus, new details emerging about an escape from a burning apartment building in northwest, iowa with new years eve tonight, the possibility of impaired drivers on the road is ramping up. we'll tell you, what it takes to arrest someone for operating a vehicle under the influence. but first, here's tj
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new year. high pressure will continue to build in as we close continuing to be on the cold side. temperatures will approach the low 20s for highs with lows still dropping close to single more sunshine for new year's day with temperatures continuing to warm. ample amounts of sun will last through the weekend with even warmer weather expected to kick off the first full week of 2016. temperatures will begin to rise closer to average with highs in the mid 30's by the middle of next week. wx timer @ :40 >> from illinois to louisiana, more than 18-million americans are in the path of what could be historic flooding. at least 20 people have died. and as nbc's wendy woolfolk reports, missouri's governor has called in the national guard.
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s drowning... residents fleeing these potentially historic flood waters. (sot / tim craew / valley park resident :12 - :16) "we made the decison yesterday to load everything up...and get out of here." with sixteen counties under flood warnings, the area where the missouri and mississippi rivers meet is of particular concern. in many cases, sandbags just are not enough to hold back water that is 20 to 30 feet above flood stage in some places. (sot / william reynolds / valley park resident :33 - :37) "we got the rv going out front, b we're loading it with soda's and drinks and we may be staying in that." but families will not be able to use a major artery to evacuate, the rising levels have submerged interstate 44 in both directions near st.louis. (sot / jim kramper - national weather service :49 - :52) "we have countless roads underwater and will be for several days." in high ridge, the flooding contaminated the primary water supply. not welcomed news, since rivers aren't expected to crest until thursday. (sotot gov. jay nixon - (d) missouri 1:02 - 1:13) "we are here before the water rises, we're here after it falls. we're here until this place is back to where it was before and sometimes that takes awhile." hoping mother nature will let go of her grip on the midwest lost.
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we've learned new details about an escape from a burning apartment building in northwest, iowa. ktiv's sam curtiss talked to the first responder who many are calling a "hero".
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her but at least wanted to brace her fall." authoritiee say the charred mess was caused by items left alone on a stove. cars idled by wednesday, looking over the building described in short as a total loss. a loss, that could have been much worse. "from the looks of the building they probably didn't have a choice," said todd peterson. "if they probably wouldn't of came out that window they probably would have been killed in that fire." in sloan, iowa, sam curtiss, ktiv news four. >> peterson says he called the hospital to check on the women. he was told they are doing just fine. the city of norfolk has honored a local firefighter with an employee excellence award for the work she has done the past year. bobbi risor, a firefighter and paramedic was nominated by the fire chief. risor says the rest of her crew is deserving of recognition and brings the best out of her. something that her chief says makes her a great person to nominate. "like i said, i don't feel like i deserve it, all these guys have part time jobs or some almost qualify as full time
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other, they help me out. they've helped me out so much," said risor about the firefighters she works with daily. "so, for me, to help out another one of us that w wks here it issnot a big deal, in my mind. that is whaa you do when you work here."" the fire chief says risor was nominated partly because she took on extra duties after a coworker suffered health issues during the year. risor said she is humbled d the award, and is thankful fororhe people she works alongside everyday. hundreds gathered at st. patrick's cathedral in new york on wednesday for the funeral of joseph g. lemm, a detective in the new york police department killed in afghanistan last week...while serving with the air national guard. lou young has the story from new york.
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detective who died in military service last week in afghanistan. ((anthony y uvouras/mo urner) you work wititthese guys, you go out with thehe you drink with them and youourain with them. you live with them so of course it's emotional. it's like a family. joseph lemm was among 6 people killed in the suicide bomb attack near bahgram air base. he leaves his wife christine, teen-aged daughter brooke, and 4 year old ryan-- who road the shoulders of man who stepped up the day his father died to look after the boy. at one point we saw ryan wearing the cop's cap and saluting h h fallen father's casket. (michael paladino/dete ctive's union president ) this was a detective who worked with joe lemm not only in the nypd but he's also a military man as well. it is all family on a day when they follow the casket into the warmth, comfort and grandeur of the great cathedral: a mass of christian burial-- having the funeral here, at st. pat's was not a foregone conclusion. we're told the family requested the honor and the cardinal agreed. of thfive eulogies delivered, police commissioner bill bratton seemed the most emotional. he said he'd only met detective lemm only
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two years ago but triggered a standing ovation with his salute to lemm's record of service and ultimate sacrifice and his promise the police community would take care of the family left behind. he s ske from the heart about a true american hero, it brings emotion to everyone; you cant help but rise to your feet out of respect and love for a fallen brother. there was a final salute outside the cathedral-- taps for a man who was as good as many wish they could be. >> siouxland veterans gathered yesterday for the organziation... support siouxland soldiers...held it's second the event was open to all veterans. they were able to share experiences of their time in the service over a cup of coffee and donut. the event brings together both present and past service memberer last mon the more than 20 veterans took part in the event and organzier of the
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"we want them just to be able to come here and visit and talk...they discus where they've been and what they've been through. it's kind of their time to be with another vet and like i've said veterans are the only ones who understand another veteran." thank a vet will continue into the new year and will take place on the last wednesday of every month. a big milestone for the u.s.s. sioux city. the littoral combat ship will be launched on january 30th from marinette, wisconsin. that's according to an official from lockheed martin. the vessel will stay at the shipyard in wisconsin so the interior work can be completed. it will take about a year to and a half for the ship to be commissioned@by the u.s. navy. if you have a new year's eve party to go to tonight, but don't have the perfect dress yet, we've got you covered. up next, we'll show you some affordable dresses that you can still get in time for the celebration later.
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>>
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if you have new year's eve plans but are still looking g or that rfect outfit - we got some tips for you. mike wilber takes a look at budget friendly ways to ring in the new year in style.
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its actually two pieces, which i love. the top half resembles a slip dress. and then the skirt is super elegant. this is $39 and this is $49 i mean such a great bargain for an awesome new years even party look." zanna's final pick --the ultra sexy cutout craze (sot: zanna roberts rassi, fashion expertrt "cutouts are without a doubt a big trend. gigi and selena at the vs show oh my goodness amazing. cutouts are a great way to standout in a crowd but we want to do it in a subtle way and this bcbg jumpsuit does just that. you don't want severe cutouts as well. that would just be too too much. the aim of the game for us on new years is to look a azing and sophisticated. not lolo like you've tried too hard." mike wilber nbc news. >> if you don't have your outfit picked out yet for tonight, make sure you do that. you don't have
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still to come on news 4 today... what does it actually take to arrest someone for driving under the influence? we'll show you how police keep
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year! but staying healthy over the holidays can help! especially when it comes to alcohol. a recent survey finds that more than half of americans have regrets after drinking alcohol during the holiday season. more than a third end up with a hangover and over 20 percent develop a bad headache or become sick. and, this is the time of year more people get busted for drinking or impaired driving. ktiv's tiffany lane road along with sioux city police to find out the steps it takes to make an arrest.
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want to avoid. but how do you get to the point of arrest? for impaired drivers, there are a set of tests the sioux city police department's asap unit takes. "when we are looking for drunk drivers are small cues, like somebody who drifts across the dotted line and move into the wrong lane." once the drivers are pulled cver, there are a set of tests. for drunk driving: "follow it with your eyes only, keep your head still." looking for involuntary jerking of the eyes. "five, six, seven, eight" the nine step walk and turn test. "like this. one thousand one. one thousand two. one thousand three." and the one leg stand test for 30 seconds. there is also a preliminary breath test on scene. "nats blowing" "we take kind o othe totality of all of it," "just cause they fail one doesn't primarilyean we're going to take them for drunk driving. it's just combining all of them together." su "after arriving at the jail, drivers take the state certified datamaster, which isn official breath test." (nats of blowing)
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o-8 or not is whether they'll be charged. for drugged driving, testing for polili takes a little longer. there is a 12 step process that takes at least 45 minutes. officers check pupil size, clinical signs such as blood pressure, pulse, and body temperature. and before impaired drivers are released, law enforcement makes sure it's safe first. "for drunk driving or owi, jail will even let them out of jail, they have to test under a .08," "the jail's not goininto let an intoxicated person out of the jail." after that they have to post bond, otherwise they have to see a judge at 9:30 in the morning. in sioux city, tiffany lane, ktiv news 4.>> if you need to take a cab on new year's eve there's a number you can call for a free ride. this marks the 6th year edward j. keane has sponsored the safe ride service with siouxland taxi. the free rides are offered from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
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screen for your free ride through early new year's day. the snow has finally stopped in siouxland. but it's still lookiki very cold for new year's celebrations night. t.j.'s in next with the details. and one man started the day with no place to sleep and no job. but by the end of the day he had both. we'll share his story with you
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wx timer @ 1:30 we finally are catching a break from the white stuff, and it just so happens to be perfect timing! sunshine will be with us all across siouxland just in time to ring in the new year. high pressure will continue to build in as we close
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with temperatures continuing to be on the cold side. temperatures will approachchhe low 20s for highgh with lows still dropping close to single e gits. we will get inin on some momo sunshine for new ar's day with temperatures continuing to warm. ample amounts of sun will last through the weekend with even warmer weather expected to kick off the first full week of 2016. temperatures will begin to rise closer to average with highs in the mid 30's by the middle of next week. >> a property investor in portland,
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kicked a homeless man off his newly purchased property had a change of heart. he gave him a temporary job -- and a room to stay -- at the house where he was squatting on the porch. jennifer dowling has the story.
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looking for permanent job, home) when chris came up we were just sitting right here. when chris explained that the men had to go - (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) i was sad though, but what else could you do? what james did next surprised him. (chris crever/ property owner) he understood, wasn't bitter about it and thanked me as i walked away. (chris crever/ property owner) the fact that he said it so respectfully and kindly like, sure, thank yy for not having a problem with us so far, trtrting us like a human being. that'' when chris decided to go back... (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) i said listen, you meet me here monday morning at 8:30. (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) it's almost like a dream come true to a degree. ironically, he would be cleaning up and restoring the place he'd been displaced from. nats james was supposed to be in at 8:30. nats he showed up at 7:45. (chris crever/ property owner) he seems to want it, he seems to have the desire. with james still sleeping under a bridge and s swing up to work soaked, chris also gave him a temporary room here, and a nearby place to clean up. (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) it's humiliating not being able to shower. and a razor, james said his beard made him feel homeless. (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) like we always hope for something you know, a little help, not necessarily money, but being
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take a shower every day and be able to at least look forward to having a reason to wake up. now chris is challenging otherer to step in to help to find james who has worked as a cook and now in maintenance, permanent work. he's posted his contact information on social media. (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) i really want a full time, job. he also needs help from the community to find james permanent, affordable housing. (chris crever/ property owner) maybe he gets a job at a home depot or lowes, in the near future, something in the service sector, but in order to do that, he needs a permanent roof over his head. he's also challenenng you to help others who need a hand, just like james. (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) the fact that it's around christmas time, you know, i was raised with christmas every year, it's was a huge thing, it's almost like god smiling down. >> it's . time for a break. but we're back in just a moment wiwi 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. i'm robert lowe. in for al and sarah coming up on this half hour of news 4 today. on the campaign trail, donald trump says he is at war with all his candidates. the billionaire business man called former president bill clinton one of the world. plus, a number of candidates travel to key swing states hoping to gain traction with voters. multiple presidential candidates are making their way throughout siouxland. hear about fmr. pennsylvania senator rick sanotrum's plans to gain ground nation caucus. and, ethan couch, known as the "affluenza teen" will not be returning today, but his mother is back in the states.
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but first tj's outside on the weather patio. good thing you're completely bundled up
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the final push on the last day of the year to get momentum going into 2016 for candidates wanting to be president. stro language from donald trump and some fourth quarter fundraising winners. edward lawrence is in washington with the latest from the campaign trail.
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for the fourth quarter. senator marco rubio brought in $6 million. this.. as donald trump amps up his attacks on the democratic frontrunner for president.. hillary clinton. sot donald trump / (r) presidential candidate ( pl01w trump rally) "the husband wants to come and she wants to accuse me of things, and the husband's one of the greatest abusers in the world? give me a break." ...the other republican candidates duke it out for third place behiid trump and cruz. sot chchs christie (vod nn07w decision :39 in) "if they think this is tough now, we're nowhere close to tough yet!" in a drastic move.$ jeb bush cleared out his campaign staff in miami and shipped them to early primary states to get his supporters out to vote. this is do or die time for a number of republican candidates for president. we are about one month out from the first caucus. i'm edward lawrence in washington, now back to you. >> republican presidential candidate rick santorum made some stops i isiouxland yesterday. the former pennsylvania senatorttended a meet and greet at a home in holstein, iowa yesterday afternoon. santorum, who won the last iowa caucus is low in the most recent polls. but, he says he does plan to gain some ground before february 1st.
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polls change," said santorum. "we've seen that in pretty much every iowa caucus. most folks here decide late and i don't think this is s ing to be any different this time." santorum also attended private gatherings in sioux city and sioux center last night. ted cruz will be campaigning in iowa next week. he's planning to visit 36 counties in six days. one of his stops will take him to dordt college, in sioux center on tuesday, january 5th. he'll speak at the de yager activity centerern campus f fm 6 until 8:30 p.m. democrat martin o'malley will be visiting sioux city on sunday. dhe former maryland governor will stop by the mary treglia house. doors open at 11:45 a.m. and, democrat hillary clinton plans to be in sioux city on tuesday for an afternoon event. there's been a new development in the case of "affluenza teen" ethan couch. it appearededhat he and his mom would fight deportation from mexico. but as ed lavandera reports, tonya couch is
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monday afternoon. they looked relaxed and at ease in the video.. but texas authorities say the couch's were looking at a lifetime on the run. (dee anderson, tarry county sheriff): "when he tried to cross back in he would have been arrested. so he was at best looking at a life of exile." ethan couch is supposed to be in a texas courtroom on january 19th, that's when prosecutors hope to convince a judge to move his case from the juvenile system into the adult system where he could face harsher punishment if he violates his probation again for a drunk driving crash that killed four people in 2013... but now prosecutors aren't sure if that hearing will take place if ethan couch isn't back in the country. (sharerewilson, tarrant coun district attorney): "i hope that i seem like i recognize the seriousness of this man's misconduct and his mother's misconduct and i hope that i sound like we're ready to deal with that when he gets here." u-s marshal officials who helped track them down... say it will probably take a
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u.s. marshal): "but now everything has changed we don't know when they are coming weweon't know when they're gonna lala." >> tonight, the eyes of the world will be on times square in new york city where a million people will gather to ring in the new year. after a year marred by terrorist attacks both here and abroad, security promises to be extremely heavy. nbc's chris pollone has the latest from times square.
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radiation detectors, metal detectors, and bomb sniffing dogs a counter terrorism team will guard entry points with long guns. a thousand security cameras will help keep an eye on it all. (mayor bill deblasio :) "new y yk is ready. again, we're the best preparerecity in the events we've shown it time and time again." security fears didn't stop crowds from packing the crossroads of the world wednesday. (brandon whitley/visito r from nj:) "i feel safe i feel safe everywhere i go stuff going to happen...so it's like i mean i'm pretty sure everybody feel safe can't live your life in fear." (sam hellings/visito r from new jersey:) "i love times square that you just come in you don't know where to look first and it's just everything's going on there's so much to do here." (nats: happy new year!!!) a party atmosphere with thousands looking out for anyone who might want to ruin it. chris pollone, nbc news, new york. >> the community of delmont, south dakota is continuing a new year's eve tradition this year as it continues recovering from a spring tornado. the small town began holding a new year's eve
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following the sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. it's believed to be the only daytime new year's eve parade in south dakota. a may tornado that ripped through delmont wiped out four blocks of the town. about 75 of the town's 200 residents have since left. yesterday, more than 35050ids competed to see if they have what it takes to be a ninja warrior. the second annual siouxland ninja warrior camp began monday at morningside college in sioux city. the camp put on by sunnybrook community church included different stations with several inflatables. the event is aimed at teaching kids to participate in physical activity. yesterday marked the last day of the camp this year. camp director, matt holmes, says he wants even more inflatables for next yea'rs event. eating only pure foods can have terrible side effects. next, in healthbeat four, we'll show you how one woman is recovering from a rare eating disorder. ben: and i'll have your
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we finally are catching a break from the white stuff, and it just so happens to be perfect timing! sunshine will be with us all across siouxland just ininime to ring in the new year. hihi pressure will continue to builil in as we close out 2015 with temperatures continuing to be on the cold side. temperatures will approach the low 20s for highs with lows still dropping close to single digits. we will get in on some more sunshine for new year's day with temperatures continuing to warm. ample amounts of sun will last through the weekend with even warmer weather expected to kick off the first full week of 2016. temperatures will begin to rise closer to average with highs in the mid 30's by ththmiddle of next week. >> what starts off as a true
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healthy.....soon becomes an obsession with only eating pure foods. it's an eating disorder called 'orthorexia'..... .a term coined by a california doctor in the late 90's and described as a fixation on righteous eating.
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disorder. erika edwards has her story in today's healthbeat four.
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developed an eating disorder called orthorexia. ...it's not formally recognized as a clinical diagnosis due to lack of research, but doctors say it's becoming increasingly common. signs include becoming pre-occupied with food and being fearful of eating around others. sot: ashley sheil therapist renfrew center - 1:02 - 1:13) "they're really motivated to eat healthy, eat clean and that motivation is more of a preoccupation and a focus on food than a traditional eating disorder which would be more focused on weight. extreme cases can result in weight loss, malnutrition and depression. sot: ashley sheil therapist renfrew center - 1:17 - 1:24) "treatment really needs to be a combination of therapy and nutrition therapy in order to have the best results. younger was able to overcome her orthorexia with counseling... and now eats a balanced diet that includes meat, eggs, and a lot of fish. erika edwards, nbc news. >> having a good support system in place is also a very iortant part of recovering from this eating disorder. still to come this morning... the united states postal service has revealed the new postage stamps for 2016. and are you travelling anywhere for new year's? we'll show you some of the most popular destinations in america this year.
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major u.s. stock indexes were modestly lower on wall street ahead of the new year's day holiday. oil and gas stocks led another
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energy prices dropped again. the dow jones industrial average fell 117 points, to close at 17,603. the nasdaq composite lost 42 points and the s&p 500 dropped 15 points. today is the last day for sprint and verizon wireless customers to claim refunds tied to a settlement witthe f-c-c over mobile "cramming." with more on that story and other business news, here's kaitlyn kinney.... thanks robert. back in may, both sprint and verizon agreed to pay 158 million dollars to settle claims they were billing customers in text-messaging subscription services without their permission. itit a practice called "cramming" - where customers get hit with third party fees for text messages they didn't sign up for. according to the federal communications commission, both wireless carriers charged as much as 14 dollars a month for services such as horoscopes and sports scores
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refunds apply to customers who received unauthorized and unrefunded charges since july first of 2010. in a survey of more than 2,000 people trip advisor says 16 percent plan to travel for new year's eve. and most will bring in the new year at these top new year's travel destinations... orlando florida, new york city, los angeles, tampa florida, new orleans and las vegas. the united states postal servicece veiled its 2016 line-up of ststps on wednesday. the new stamps include several animals. but the highlight of the group is a set of four star trek stamps honoring the original tv show's 50th anniversary. the star trek stamps show enterprise, the starfleet insignia, a crew member
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thanks, kaitlyn. after the break, we'll give you a rundown of the top headlines in siouxland. plus blake shelton is taking on a new role. and guns and roses is back together. we'll have the details
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wx timer @ :45 we finally are catching a break from the white stuff, and it just so happens to be perfect timing! sunshine will be with us all across siouxland just in time to ring in the new year. high pressure will continue to build in as we close out 2015 with temperatures continuing to be on the cold side. temperatures will approach the low 20s for highs with lows still dropping close
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year's day with temperatures continuing to warm. ample amounts of sun will last through the weekend with even warmer weather expected to kick off the first full week of 2016. temperatures will begin to rise closer to average with highs in the mid 30's by the middle of next week. >> > if you're just tuning in, here's a look at today's top headlines around siouxland. an officer with the woodbury county sheriff's office is being hailed as a hero after rescuing a woman from a burning apartment building on tuesday. the fire started because of cooking materials that were left alone. officer todd peterson arrived at the scene and saw a woman dangling upside down from a window, trying to escape the flames. peterson immediately went to the window and braced the fall of the woman. he says he doesn't want to be called a hero, because he was just doing his job. the apartment building was completely destroyed, but no other injuries were reported. and republican presidential
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campaign stop inioux city yesterday. he also attended a meet and greet in holein, iowa in the afternoon. santorum talked about the importance of being available to voters. he believes citizens will want to have more face-to- face interactions as the elections get closer. and yesterday more than three hundred fifty kids participated in a ninja warrior camp. sunnybrook community church runs the special event. it's the second year for the camp. the event started on monday and ended yesterday. kids had the chance to come and get some exercise. they also had the opportunity to learn about healthy snack options. camp director, matt holmes says he's already planning next year's camp and wants to have even more inflatables than this year. guns n' roses headlining a major music fest.. and blake shelton takes on a new role. plus rob kardashian is out of the hospital. mary moloney has it all in today's hollywood minute.
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and slash, is scheduled to headline the coachella music festival in california in april. the band is also negotiating with promoters to put on a summer tour throughout north america. nat pop "the voice" judge and country music star blake shelton will be lending his voice for the upcoming 'angry birds' movie. shelton, who also wrote a song for the soundtrack, will play a country pig named earl. the film will hit theaters on may 20th. and rob kardiashian is back home after being hospitalized. e news reports the 28-year old has been diagnosed with diabetes. he was rushed to a los angeles hospital after not feeling well over the holiday weekend. for hollywood minute, i'm mary moloney. >> coming up in our third half hour.... a man who had no home and no job received both on the same day. we'll share his story with you. and the rose bowl coaches met with the media yesterday. we'll hear from both of them in
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good morning and thanks for joining us on this thursday, december 31st. i'm robert lowe. in for al and sarah coming up in t ts half hour of news 4 today continued flooding in the midwest. floodwaters are rising over missouri, southern illinois, eastern oklahoma and arkansas. pushing residents from their homes. multiple people are dead. we've got the latest information for you. plus, new details emerging about an escape from a burning apartment building in northwest, iowa with new years eve tonight, the ssibility of impaired drivers on the road is s ramping up. we'll tell you what it takes to arrest someone for operating a vehicle under the influevce?
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> from illinois to louisiana, more than 18-million americans are in the path of what could be historic flooding. at least 20 0 ople have died. and asasbc's wendy woolfolk k reports, missouri's governor haha called in the national guard.
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these potentially historic flood waters. (sot / tim craew / valley park resident :12 - :16) "we made the decison yesterday to load everything up...and get out of here." with sixteen counties under flood warnings, the area where the missouri and mississippi rivers meet is of particular concern. in many cases, sandbags just are not enough to hold back water that is 20 to 30 feet above flood stage in some places. (sot / william reynolds / valley park resident :33 - :37) "we got the rv going out front, b we're loading it with soda's and drinks andnde may be staying in that." but families w wl not be able to use a major artery to evacuate, the rising levels have submerged interstate 44 in both directions near st.louis. (sot / jim kramper - national weather service :49 - :52) "we have countless roads underwater and will be for several days." in high ridge, the flooding contaminated the primary water supply. not welcomed news, since rivers aren't expected to crest until thursday. (sot / gov. jay nixon - (d) missouri 1:02 - 1:13) "we ararhere before the water rises, we're here after it falls. we're here until this place is back to where it was
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hoping mother nature will let go of her grip on the midwest before more lives and homes are lost. wendy woolfolk, nbc news chicago. >> we'v'vlearned new details s out an escape from a a burning apaptment building in northwest, iowa. ktiv's sam curtiss talked to the first responder who many are calling a "hero".
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floor. as another woman positioned herself to do the same. "a lot of things went through my head at that point and time," said todd peterson. "the first thing i was thinking was i just didn't want her to fall and land on her neck." put his hands up like this because he wasn't sure if he was going to be able to catch her but at least wanted to brace her fall." authorities say the charred mess was caused by cars idled by wednesday, looking short as a total loss. a loss, that could have been much worse. they probably didn't have a choice," said todd peterson. "if they probably wouldn't of came out that window they probably would have been killed in that fire." in sloan, iowa, sam curtiss, ktiv news four. >> peterson says he called the hospital to chchk on the women. he was told theyeyre doing just fine. the city of norfolk has honored a local firefighter with an employee excellence award for the work she has done the past year. bobbi risor, a firefighter and paramedic was nominated by the fire chief. risor says the rest of her crew
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recognition and brings the best out of her. something that her chief says mamas her a great person to nominana. "like i said, i don't feel like i deserve it, all these guys have part time jobs or some almost qualify as full time jobs. plus they all help each other, they help me out. they've helped me out so much," said risor about the firefighters she works with daily. "so, for me, to help out another one of us that works here it is not a big deal, in my mind. that is what you do when you work here." the fire chief says risor was nominated partly because she took on extra duties after a coworker suffered health issues during the year. risor said she is humbled by the award, and is thankful for the people she works alongside everyday. hundreds gathered at st. patrick's cathedral in new york on wednesday for the funeral of joseph g. lemm, a detective in the new york police department killed in afghanistan n st week...while serving with the air national guard. lou young has the story from new
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commissioner bill bratton seemed the most emotional. he said he'd only met detective lemm only once-- at his promotion ceremony two years ago but triggered a standing ovation with his salute to lemm's record of service and ultimate sacrifice and his promise the police community would take care spoke from the heart about a true american hero, it brings emotion to everyone; you cant help but rise love for a fallen brother. there was a final salute outside the cathedral-- taps for a man who was as good as many wish they could be. >> siouxland veterans gathered yesterday for free coffee and good company. the organziation... support siouxland soldiers...held it's second thank a vet event of the year. the event was open to all veterans. they were able to share experiences of their time in the service over a cup of
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brings together both present and past service members. last month the more than 20 veterans took part in the event and organzier of the event, sam hacker hopes it will continue to grow. "we want them just to be able to come here and visit and talk...they discus where they've been and what they've been through. it's kind of their time to be with another vet and like i've said veterans are the only ones who understand another veteran." thank a vet will continue into the new year and will take place on the last wednesday of every month. a big milestone for the u.s.s. sioux city. the littoral combat ship will be launched on january 30th from marinette, wisconsin. that's according to an official from lockheed martin. the vessel will stay at the shipyard in wisconsin so the interior work can be completed. it will take about a year to and a half for the ship to be commissioned by the u.s. navy. one man started his day with no place to sleep and no job. but by the end of the day he had
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you after the break. and i'll have your complete forecast next! 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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wx timer @ 2:15 we finally are catching a break from the white stuff, and it just so happens to be perfect timing! sunshine will be with us all across siouxland just in time to ring in the new year. high pressure will continue to build in as we close out 2015 with temperatures continuing to be on the cold side. temperatures will approach the low 20s for highs with lows still dropping close to single digits. we will get in on some more sunshine for new year's day with temperatures continuing to warm. ample amounts of sun will last through the weekend with even warmer weather expected to kick off the first full week of 2016. temperatures will begin to rise closer to average with highs in the mid 30's by the middle of next week. >> a property investor in portland,
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kicked a homeless man off his newly purchased property had a change of heart. he gave him a temporary job -- and a room to stay -- at the house where he was squatting on the porch. jennifer dowling has the story.
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in the back of the house, sleeping bags, wet blblkets, thgs like that. chris crever bought the property and started cleaning the place up, throwing away their bedding. (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) we looked in the trash, well, stuff's gone, what do we do? on a friday, chris found the two trying to figure out how they were going to survive without their personal items. (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) when chris came up we were just sitting right here. % when chris explained that the men had to go - (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) i was sad though, but what else could you do? what james did next surprised him. (chris crever/ property owner) he understood, wasn't bitter about it and thanked me as i walked away. (chris crever/ property owner) the fact that he said it so respectfully and kindly like, sure, thank you for not having a problem with us so far, treating us like a human being. that's when chris decided to go back... ames epplee looking for permaaent job, home)e)i said listen, you meet me here monday morning at 8:30. (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) it's almost like a dream come true to a degree. ironically, he would be cleaning up and restoring the place he'd been displaced from. nats james was supposed to be in at 8:30. nats he showed up at 7:45. (chris crever/ property owner) he seems to want it, he seems to have the desire. with james
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and showing up to work soaked, chris also gave him a temporary room here, and a nearby place to clean up. (james eppler/ looking for permanent jobbhome) it's humiliating not being le to shower. and a razor, james said homeless. (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) like we always hope for something you know, a little being able to have a place to go, to take a shower every day and be able to at least look forward to having a reason to wake up. now chris is challenging others to step in to help to find james who has worked as a cook and now in maintenance, permanent work. he's posted his contact information on social media. (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) i really want a fuul time, job. he alsooneeds help ffom the community tooind james permanent, affordable housing. (chris crever/ property owner) maybe he gets a job at a home depot o^ lowes, in the near future, something in the service sector, but in order to do that, he needs a permanent roof over his head. he's also challenging you to help others who need a hand, just like james. (james eppler/ looking for permanent job, home) the fact that it's around christmas time, you know, i was raised with christmas every year, it's was a huge thing, it's almost like god smiling down. >> we're just one day away from the rose bowl game. and ththcoaches for both teaea met with the media yesterday. kirk ferentz and david shaw both have a lot of respect around the country -- and for each other.
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we're just a day away from the long-awaited rose bowl game between iowa and stanford. ktiv's brad pautsch has more in the sports fource morning wrap.
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facing on friday. "you see coordination, you see everybody being where they're supposed to be," said shaw. "that's how you keep the score down, that's how you keep big plays down. there'' nobody out of positionon guys know thhr jobs and they do it full speed." and the hawkeyes expect to keep that up on friday. despite all the hype surrounding this game, ferentz believes his team will be ready. "as good as this is, it's a historic bowl, i can't imagine there's a better environment in america to play college football. it's still a game. once the game gets going it's a game on the field, and our challenge is to play a really good football team." re-live the hawkeye season during a half-hour special -- "the road to the rose bowl", airs tonight. we'll look back at the undefeated regular season n and look ahead to the matchup against stanford. that hawkeye special airs tonight at 6:30. for more go to ktiv.com. i'm brad pautsch with the sports fource morning wrap. >> another chapter came to a close
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lakers-celtics rivalry last night as kobe bryant played his final gaga in boston. kobe was impressive too, leading the lakers to just their sixth win of the season. he sealed it with this contested three-pointer late in the contest. his clutch effort turned fans from "booing" at the beginning of the game to chanting his name during the game's final minute. kobe "bean" bryant earning the hero's walkoff in his bean-town swan-song. there's no snow in the forecast for tonight, but it could be pretty cold for your new year's
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t.j.'s in next with the details. what does it actually take to arrest someone for driving under the influence? we'll show you how police keep drivers off the road.
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sunshine will be with us all across siouxland just in time to ring in the new year. high pressure will continue to build in as we close out 2015 with temperatures continuing to be on the cold side. temperatures will approach the low 20s for highs with lows digits. we will get in on some more sunshine for new year's day with temperatures continuing to warm. ample amounts of sun will last through the weekend with even warmer weather expected to kick off the first full week of 2016. temperatures will begin to rise closer to average with highs in the mid 30's by the middle of
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it's the most wonderful ... and stressful ... time of the year!
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holidays can help! especially when it comes to alcohol. a recent survey finds that more than half of americans have regrets after drinking alcohol during the holiday season. more than a over 20 percent develop a bad headache or become sick. and, this is the time of year more people get busted for drinking or impaired driving. ktiv's tiffany lane road along with sioux city police to find out the steps it takes to make an arrest.
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of the eyes. "five, six, seven, eight" the nine step walk and turn test. "like this. one thousand one. one thousand two. one thousand three." and the one leg stand test for 30 seconds. there is also a preliminary breath test on scene. "nats blowing" "we take kind of the totality of all of it," "just cause they fail one doesn't primarily mean we're going to take them for drunk driving. it's just combining all of them together." su "after arriving at the jail, drivers take the state certified datamaster, which is an official breath test." (nats of blowing) whether they test over a point o-8 or not is whether they'll be charged. for drugged driving, testing for police takes a little longer. there is a 12 step process that takes at least 45 minutes. officers check pupil size, clinical signs such as blood pressure, pulse, and body temperature. and before impaired drivers are released, law enforcement makes sure it's safe first. "for drunk driving or owi, before the jail will even let them out of jail, they have to test under a .08," "the jail's not going to let an intoxicated person out of the jail." after that they have to post bond, otherwise they have to see a judge at 9:30 in the morning. in sioux city, tiffany lane, ktiv news 4.>> if you need to take a cab on new
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number you can call for a free ride. this marks the 6th year edward j. keane has sponsored the safe ride service with siouxland taxi. the free rides are offered from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. you can call the number on your screen for your free ride through early 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
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good morning and welcome back. i'm robert lowe. in for al and sarah coming up on this half hour of news 4 today. on the campaign trail, donald trump says he is at war with all his candidates. the billionaire business man called former
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the greatest abusers of the world. plus, a number of candidates travel to key swing states hoping to gain traction with voters. multltle presidential candidates are making their way throughout siouxland. hear about fmr. pennsylvania senar rick sanotrum's plans to gain ground before iowa's first in the nation caucus. and an ice castle in canada is now open to the public. we'll show you the massive structure in what's trending. but first tj's outside on the weather patio. and tj does cold even begin to describe what it feels like?
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the final push on the last day of the year to get momentum going into 2016 for candidates wanting to be president. strong language from donald trump and some fourth quarter fundraising winners. edward lawrence is in washington with the latest from the campaign trail.
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didn't' collapse." at the same time he raised a whopping $20 million dollars in the fourth quarter.. far surpassing his totals for the previous quarter. only ben carson surpassed that amount for the fourth quarter. senator marco rubio brought in $6 million. this.. as donald trump amps up his attacks on thehe democratic frontrunner for president.. hillary clinton. sot donald trump / (r) presidential candidate ( pl01w trump rally) "the husband wants to come and she wants to accuse me of things, and the husband's one of the greatest abusers in the world? give me a break." ...the other republican candidates duke it out for third place behind trump and cruz. sot chris christie (vod nn07w decision :39 in) "if they think this is tough now, we're nowhwhe close to tough yet!" in a drastic move.. jeb bush cleared out his campaign staff in miami and shipped them to early primary states to get his supporters out to vote. this is do or die time for a number of republican candidates for president. we are about one month out from the first caucus. i'm edward lawrence in washington, now back to you. >> republican presidential candidate rick santorum made
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yesterday. the former pennsylvania senenor attended a meet and greet at a home in holstein, iowa yesterday afternoon. santorum, who won the last iowa caucus is low in the most recent polls. but, he says he does plan to gain some ground before february 1st. "i think you're going to see the polls change," said santorum. "we've seen that in pretty much every iowa caucus. most folks here decide late and i don't think this is going to be any different this time." santorum also attended private gatherings in sioux city and sioux center last night. ted cruz will be campaigning in iowa next week. he's planning to visit 36 counties in six days. one of his stops will take him to dordt college, in sioux center on tuesday, january 5th. he'll speak at the de yager activity center on campus from 6 until 8:30 p.m. democrat martin o'malley will be visiting sioux city on sunday. the former maryland governor will stop by the mary treglia house. doors open at 11:45 a.m. and, democrat hillary clinton plans to be in sioux city on
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there's been a new development in the case of "affluenza teen" ethan couch. it appeared that he and his mom would fight deportation from mexico. but asasd lavandera reports, tonya couch is now back in the united states.
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whereabouts came in on christmas eve... abc news obtained this video showing the couch duo inside a butcher shop near that apartment building just a few hours before they were taken into custoto monday afternoon. they looked relaxed and at ease in the video.but texas authorities say the couch's were looking at a lifetime on the run. (dee anderson, tarry county sheriff): "when he tried to cross back in he would have been arrested. so he was at best looking at a life of exile." ethan couch is supposed to be in a texas courtroom on january 19th, that's when prosecutors hope to convince a judge to move his case from the juvenile system into the adult system where he could face harsher punishment if he violates his probation again for a drunk driving crash that killed four people in 2013... but now prosecutors aren't sure if that hearing will take place if ethan couch isn't back in the country. (sharen wilson, tarrant county district attorney): "i hope that i seem like i recognize the seriousness f this man's misconduct and his mother's
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that i sound like we're ready to deal with that when he gets here." u-s marshal officialsho helped track them down... say it will probably take a while to get them back. (richard hunter, chief deputy u.s. marshal): "but now everything has changed we don't know when they are coming we don't know when they're gonna land." >> tonight, the eyes of the world will be on times square in new york city where a million people will gather to ring in the new year. after a year marred by terrorist attacks both here and abroad, security promises to be extremely heavy. nbc's chris pollone has the latest from times square.
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of the safest venues in the entirereorld given all of the assists we deploy there." times square will be protected by six thousand officers on foot and horseback. they'll have radiation detectors, metal detectors, and bomb sniffing dogs a counter terrorism team will guard entry points with long guns. a thousand security cameras will help keep an eye on it all. (mayor bill deblasio :) "new york is ready. again, we're the best prepared city in the country, we know how to do bigigvents we've shown it time and time again." security fears didn't stop crowds from packing the crossroads of the world wednesday. (brandon whitley/visito r from nj:) "i feel safe i feel safe everywhere i go stuff going to happen...so it's like i mean i'm pretty sure everybody feel safe can't live your life in fear." (sam hellings/visito r from new jersey:) "i love times square all the lights and stuff like that you just come in you don't know where to look first and it's just everything's goioi on there's so much to do here." (nats: happy new year!!!) a party atmosphere with thousands looking out for anyone who might want to ruin it. chris pollone, nbc news, new york. >> the community of delmont, south
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is continuing a new year's eve tradition this year as it continues recovering from a spring tornado. the e all town began holding a new year's eve parade as a show of patriotism following the sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. it's believed to be the only daytime new year's eve parade in south dakota. a may tornado that ripped through delmont wiped out four blocks of the town. about 75 of the town's 200 residents have since left. yesterday, more than 350 kids competed to see if they y have what it takes to be a ninja warrior. the second annual siouxland ninja warrior camp began monday at morningside college in sioux city. the camp put on by sunnybrook community church included different stations with several inflatables. the event is aimed at teaching kids to participate in physical activity. yesterday marked the last day of the camp this year. camp director, matt holmes, says he wants even more inflatables for next year's event. some ice sculptors in canada are taking advantage of all of the snow
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the city of edmonton's first ice castle opened
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afternoon. the frozen creation, which includes thousands of icicles, was painakingly carved and sculpted by hand. the resulting structure weighs in at more than r7- thousand tons and stretches over an acre of snow. once inside the narnia-like display, visitors will have the chance to crawl through tunnels, ride down frozen slides and explore secluded caves. a utah-based company is behind the attraction, which runs until it melts. carrie fisher is speaking out
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stars film. plus...bill cosby is out on bond. we'll have the latest
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sexual assault charges in pennsylvania. the comedian has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women -- but this is the first time he has been charged with a crime. this case involves a former temple university employee, who cosby invited to his home near philadelphia in 2004. the district attorney says cosby urged the woman to take pills he gave her and to drink wine.. rendering her unable to move or respond to his advances. carrie fisher fired back at body shamers yesterday. the 59-year-old actress best know for her role as princess leia in "star wars" has recently received a barrage of hateful tweets following the release of the latest "star wars" movie. apparently some viewers thought she'd look exactly
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fisher took to twitter saying about whether or not i aged well. unfortunately it hurts all three of my feelings. my body hasn't aged as well as i have." thursday tj- pop singer psy- 37 rob- novelist nicholas sparks- 49 tj- actor v v kilmer- 55 rob- actor james remar- 61 tj- fashion designer diane von furstenberg- 68 rob- actor ben kingsley- 71 tj- actor sir anthony hopkins- 77
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> when we come back on this thursday new year's eve morning, we'll have the top stories making headlines in siouxland. and a seal in russia picked up his brush and painted a masterpiece.
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days after the paris attacks, senators came together for a top-secret briefing on the terrorist threat... marco rubio was missing - fundraising in california instead. two weeks later, terrorists struck again in san bernardino... and where was marco? fundraising again in new orleans. over the last 3 years, rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed more total votes than any other senator. politics first: that's the rubio way. right to rise usa
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if you're just tuning in, here's a look at today's top headlines around siouxland. an officer with the woodbury county sheriff's office is being hailed as a hero after rescuing a woman from a burning apartment building on tuesday. the fire started because of cooking materials that were left alone. officer todd petersosoarrived at the scene and saw a woman dangling upside down from a window, trying to escape the flames. peterson immediately went to the window and braced the fall of the woman. he says he doesn't want to be called a hero, because he was just doing his job. the apartment building was completely destroyed, but no other injuries were reported. and republican presidential candidate rick santorum mama a campaign stop in sioux city yesterday. he also attended a meet and greet in holstein, iowa in the afternoon. santorum talked about the importance of being available to voters. he believes citizens will want to have more face-to- face interactions as
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and yesterday more than three hundred fifty kids particicited in a ninja warrior camp. sunnybrook community church runs the special event. it's the second year for the camp. the event started on monday and ended yesterday. kids had the chance to come and get some exercise. they also had the opportunity to learn about healthy snack options. camp director, matt holmes says he's already planning next year's camp and wants to have even m me inflatables than t ts year.
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keepers at a russian aquatic park by painting a picture using brushes held in its mouth. the freshwater lake in russia's eastern siberia is the only place where the rare seals can be found but the animals are shy and usually avoid people. this aquatic park presented a rare opportunity to see the seals performing stunts, including painting. while the selection of colors was up to a trainer, the creative part was done by the seal, which jumped out of water with a brush in its mouth and applied paint on canvas fixed by the side of the pool. when the painting was rey, the seal, following the trainer's command, "signed" it by adding the first letter of its name to the lower right corner.
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