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we'll also have the latest this morning on e hotel high-rise fire in dubai. like a scene out "towering inferno" mehow, there were only minor injuries. morning. plus, iowa national guard troops... sent to missouri to help with flood relief efforts.. and we'll tell you about a place in siouxland where families can ring in the new year by getting active! but first, here's meterologist t-j spring to preview the forecast.
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around the word people welcomed 2016 with celebration and well wishes. amid concerns of terrorism.security was tightbut spirits remained high. sarah dallof has the story for us.
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countries to ring in the new year. setting the stage with fireworks from the sky tower. a similar display but different backdrop in australia this one over the city's harbor where thousands gathered along the shore to watch. color filled the sky above hong kong... and in taiwan where a fireworks show lasted more than five minutes taking revelers well into 2016. singing and dancing brought a fresh twist to the forbidden city in beijing. the city's shopping and bar areas were watched over y armed guards part of a holiday security alert. in paris celebrations were scaled back in the wake of the recent terror attacks and on-going concerns about safety. the annual fireworks show was replaced by a video presentation along the champs de elysee. (nats: big ben) big ben and the london eye featured prominently in london's fireworks display. (nats: countdown) and perhaps the most famous countdown of all... in new york city where more than a million people packed times square to watch the iconic waterford crystal ball drop. out with the old.. and in with the new year, around the world. sarah dallof nbc news. >> a massive skyscraper fire inn dubai continues to buburn into the morning. the blaze at the address
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residences in dubai, started last night, and more than 12 hours later, firefighters are largely watching the fire from the ground. at one point they were unable to use a water hose on a ladder truck. authorities say at least 14 people sustained minor injuries. some communities along the mississippi river are still bracing for the peak of flooding that's already damaged hundreds of homes and businesses farther north, closer to st. louis. the mississippi's water level is on the way down at st. louis after reaching to within 7 and a half feet of the 1993 record on thursday. the missouri river in eastern missouri also is on the decline. . meanwhile, iowa governor terry branstad is deploying the national guard to help with fooding in missouri. about 45 members and 20 vehicles will provide water purification and water transportatio n services in the town of high ridge. the community's water treatment plant was contaminated by the flooding. a man from norfolk, nebraska faces charges
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ktiv's michelle schoening has more.
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"just by coming in here having fun and it's a diffferent activity and it's a healthy activity and it's a good choice," said jim hallum. "a lot of powwows, especially sobriety powwows help people heal and the dancers also heal. the dancers too also heal like the drum is mother earth's heartbeat and the reason why we dance is to help other people heal," said sadie jefferson. the pow wow continued into last night. president barack obama is expected to announce a new executive order on gun control. white house sources say the goal is to close the so- called "gun show loophole." it allows certain gun sellers to skip buyer background checks. the measure is also expected to provide funding for local law enforcement to enforce existing gun laws. the president is expected to reveal the plan at his state of the union address on january 12-th. with a number of attacks making headlines around theorld... terrorism has become a painful reality. and..the arrest of a terror suspect -- with a plan to kill rochester, new york residents --
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home for many. jeff rusack spoke with local people to gauge their feelings on the news.
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tonight. (mark chiarenza/bar owner) "well like everybody this morning this morning i was nervous owning some establishment s downtown and you know it's a little scary and then i sat back and i though you know, we have very good security staff we have a great police presence on east ave. and you know they're really just trying to put the fear into us and we're not going to let that happen." people found it difficult to believe that rochester c culd be an isis targett (theresea fernandez/roc hesterr resident) "i's just sad just the way that things are all evolving, nowadays. you think it's not going to happen here but who knows where it could happen." most are praising law enforcement for stopping the alleged planned attack. (sandra williams/roch ester resident) "they're doing their job and it is quite comforting to know that they are there. i am still surprised that this is happening in rochester." (john diamantopoul os/rochester resident) "it's good to know that they're are people in the background doing this kind of stuff you don't see this but they're doing their job great it's reassuring for us." the new year is neerly here. and thanks to federal law enforcement, in rochester...it's looking to be the start of a safe 2016. >> a sioux city man has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection to a home invasion and beating of a teen. 21-year-old austin cummings pleaded not guilty to first and second degree robbery, going armed with intent and assault. police say cummings was one of two men who entered the home of jodi blackwell in the 26-
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street earlier this month. the men asked for drugs s d 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 game systems, a tv and cell phone. more details emerging about an cherokee, iowa woman who faces an attempted murder charge after police say she crashed into another vehicle on purpose. according totoourt documents, melissa ebert and the front seat passenger, got involved in an argument. that's when documents say ebert threatened to crash her vehicle. ebert collided head-on with another vehicle in plymouth county, iowa. the incident resulted in three people ending up with serious injuries. ebert also faces her second owi offense and a charge of serious injury by motor vehicle. nebraska's minimum wage is increasisi by a dollar to nine dollars an hour in 20- 16. the increase for non-tipped workers starts tomorrow. it's up from $8 an hour in 2015 and 7 dollars and 25 cents before that. the increase is the final phase
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minimum wage hike approved by voters in 2014. nebraska's last minimum wage increase before that was in 2009. alcohol sales in iowa climbed in the last year. the iowa alcoholic beverages division says sales increased to about $319 million. black velvet whiskey remained the top-selling distilled spirit, with sales of over 170,000 cases. per capita sales were highest in dickinson county. fremont county, in southwest iowa, had the lowest sales. a new contract with the largest union for sioux city staffers will make martin luther king jr. day a paid holiday starting in 2017. the two-year contract also includes pay raises of between 2.25 percent and 2.5 percent. a local gym is gearing up for an annual holiday tradition. new year's day of play is taking place today at the norm waitt sr. ymca in south sioux city. people and families can get in free to ring in the new year.
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sample a fitness class. "on january 1st every year, we host the new year's day of play. it just gives families and individuals a great way to ring in the new year an active, fun way" said chris deroin, norm waitt, senior ymca. the new year's day of play goes from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the ymca. coming up, find out why auto sales are on the verge of breaking thre industry's single year record.
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forecast next! >
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are kicking off 2016 on a good note around siouxland with abundant sunshine as well as warming temperatures. highs for the day are expected to climb into the lower 30s where we haven't been in quite some time. lows will still be on the colder side with most towns bottoming out in the single digits. our stretch of nice weather continue right into the weekend wih more high pressure. the susnhine will be with us thorugh sunday before more clouds begin to move in. colder weather returns for the work week with temperatures falling back into the 20s with a slight chance of a snow shower next
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auto sales in the united states are close to breaking the industry's single-year record. in fact, december sales were higher than any month in the last 10 years. eric king has m me.
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kia) "i've done three deals already where they're going to be giving gifts" and hand over the keys.. (sot: james seale, southwest kia) "it's a great present.." because there's never been a better time, to score a new ride.. (sot: james seale, southwest kia) "before today my mom had to drive me to work every day so now i can drive myself to work" >> the current record is about 17 and a half million vehicles sold in 2000. still to come for us on news 4 today... a youtube sensation who may surprise you we'll introduce you to the the 93-year old man who stays young
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as ann emmerich reports... he became quite a sensation on the online channel.
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went on to do the same - in the navy. in fact - there hasn't without the piano. on this day - wally's tickling the ivories for a small group at an assisted living h he. (voice of john krauss, wally krauss' soso: "he has a very happy style. i call it a happy style and so i just grew up enjoying that and so now, it amazing that here we are so many years later you know, i'm in my 60's now and i still get to enjoy him playing." about 5 years ago, wally's son john had an idea. why not using technology tom share dad's music, a way top let family@and friends near and far enjoy it too? so he started a youtube channel calling it "happypiano1." (john krauss, wally krauss' son): "i'm as amazed as he is about it, that he's got fans
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his slow happy style comes and touches their hearts and they write these beautiful comments." comments from people around the world. more than 14,000 people subscribe to wally's youtube channel. his 300+ videos have amassed more than one-point- seven million views. (reporter's question/not on camera): "did you ever think you'd be playing in front of that big of an audience?" (wally krauss, 93-year-old piano player): "no. absolutely, i just can't believe it. i'm amazed at that. i really amam but it's very, its heartening to me because it kind of makes me feel bettee." (reporter's question/not on camemea): "people were worried about you, cause you hadn't posted in a while, and then when you posted, boy they were excited." (wally krauss, 93-year-old piano player): "i had a spill, you know, and that's bad when you get to be my age." now recovered, wally's back and sharing more songs for his audience.... a music man with a gift and some advice for those behind him. (voice of wally krauss, 93-year-old piano player): "if you enjoy music, then for goodness sakes, follow
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just ahead... t-j's back with a
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forecast.... and... they don't mind the snow. packers fans by the hundreds show up, shovels in hand to clear the stands at lambeau
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with colder temperatures
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siouxland this week, it is important to remember to keep your furry friends warm as well. pets can sometimes be left out in the cold by their owners for extended periods of time. a siouxland humane society official says pet owners shouldn't leave their animals outside too long during the winter months. he also gave other tips to pet lovers to help keep their pets warm. "you need to have a dog house or a cat box or box set up for your cats where you can have warmth. they should be insulated. they should have a good, thick bedding on the bottom. there should be a flap on the front of the door, and face them away from the wind." said jerry dominicak, executive director of the siouxland humane society. dominicak also said that if you can't stand the cold, neither can your pets. some people consider shoveling snow a dreaded chore... but not green bay packers fans. more than a foot of snow fell on lambeau field
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so, they asked for volunteers. some 600 fans showed up. some came as early as two- in-morning to wait in line to they need to get the stadium ready for sunday night's big n-f-c north championship game against the minnesota vikings. you can see the action right here on ktiv sunday night! it's . time for a break. but we're back in just a moment
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and weather for yoyoon news-4 today. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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and i'm al joens. coming up this half-hour... siouxlandede ring in the new year! dueling pianos at the hard rock.. just one of ways folks celebrated the arrival of 2016. we'll take you to the party... also, "hawkeye fan frenzy" the night before the big game.
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siouxland's hot spots for watching the iowa hawkeyes play in the rose bowl later today... we'll also introduce you to a small group of siouxlanders playing a big role in the rosese bowl parade. but first, meterologist t-j springer starts us off from the weather patio with a preview of our forecast. > one of the biggest parties in
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one of the biggest parties in siouxland took place at the hard rock hotot and casino. hundreds packed the anthem theater to watch the dueling pianos perform. even more filled the casino floor. and there were other entertainers like baul meyer. i bet you can guess which rock legend baul was impersonating. dressing up like kiss frontman, gene simmons, isn't as easy as you might think.
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meyer. "it takes me awhile. i get into character, i listen to kiss music, try to channel gene a little bit. yeah, it's fun!" with live music and entertainment, it was a great night for siouxlanders to welcome in the year 20-16. it's a classy new year's eve party for a younger crowd. siouxland's young professionals gathered to ring in the new year at the howard johnson hotel in downtown sioux city. the party was put on by the sioux city growth organization with hopes of attracting the up and coming professionals of sioux city for a fun night with a sophisticated touch. "every year it seems like i'm looking for a new year's eve event to attend and it's either the higher end events or some of the bar events, which are great, too. we wanted to kind of bridge that gap in between." said sioux city growth organization board president, britney sininger. "your young professionals sometimes just want something that's a little bit classier, but still fun, so that's kind of where we are, today." the party was set to continue
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midnight and beyond. it may still be going on! some in siouxland also turned to fireworks. lantis fireworks is in north sioux city, across the iowa-south dakota border. the family business has been around for more than 70 years. while the fourth of july is obviously their busiest time of year, new years eve also attracts those customers seeking some added excitement. "it's something celebratory like the fourth of july. it's our independance, get serious! and everything's going to change," said owner, don lantis. "it's a shotgun upupn the air, and that's what people would do. now, they can get their fireworks to shoot up and you have something pretty." a sparkling way to start 2016. the new year means it's time to start fresh and kick the bad habits of 2015. which means it's time to make your new year's resolution known. we went around sioux city to find out what t als those in the community have for 2016. and
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better for myself and others." "to do something better for sioux city" "peace on earth--no more wars, no more illness, no more deaths. it's time for us to stop being ruse tto everybody and be kind to everybody." "to lose weight this year so i can be there for my kids." "to get a job, and i finally did. so i can help my family out and be happy." of course the second step in
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iowa hawkeye fans hope to ring in the new year with a rose bowl win. and one of the biggest game-watching parties in town will be at the legendary marty's tap in sioux city. ktiv's sam curtiss takes us to this watering hole that is rich in hawkeye tradition!
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"when the hawkeye fans come out, good or bad, we're always a good crew," said johnhnremmel. a crew that tremmel knows very well. as he walks through the taproom and knows pretty much everyone inside. though his spot is outside. "most people watch the game while i'm grilling and i watch my radio," said john tremmel. >> no surprise that john is predicitng a hawkeye win. no surprise that john is predicitng a hawkeye win. he thinks they'll win on a last second field goal. for fans, getting tickets took a little bit of work. we caught up with two fans on their way to catch a flight from sioux falls. jennifer peterson and her friends had planned to go to the game and tailgate in the parking lot instead. however, she found a holiday miracle. "we decided once iowa lost to michigan, weweere going to go to just tailgate," said jennifer peterson. "and then it happened to be that one of our friends, her dad, got us tickets to
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now we're actually going to go to the game." peterson says she paid $185 for the ticket. some tickets are going for $2,500 on stubhub. last night in california a huge pep rally took place on board the u.s.s. iowa. organizers say they originally planned for only about 100 people. but, word got out about the hawkeye huddle. the line stretched out for nearly a half mile around the ship. a small group of siouxlanders playing a big role in the rose bowl parade. two members of st. matthew church in mapleton, iowa and two from st. luke lutheran church in ricketts, iowa are helping build the floats. they started working on tuesday. and, will continue through tomorrow. then they'll enjoy friday off to watch all of t work in person. the main float they helped create was for lutheran hour ministries.
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sesefriday morning starting at 10 a.m. on ktiv news 4. a blockbuster movie has doctors taking a new apporach to caring for head trauma we'll tell you 4 ben: and i'll have your
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are kicking off 2016 on a good note around siouxland with abundant sunshine as well as warming temperatures. highs for the day are expected to climb into the lower 30s where we haven't been in quite some time. lows will still be on the colder side with most towns bottoming out in the single digits. our stretch of nice weather continue right into the weekend wih more high pressure. the susnhine will be with us thorugh sunday efore more clouds begg to move in.. colder weather returns for the work week with temperaaures falling back into the 20s with a slight chance of a snow shower next thursday. >> the movie "concussion" has called a lot of attention to this form of brain trauma that doctors have known about for a long time. doctors are now taking a new approach for dealing with many of these common head injuries. mindy basara has more in healthbeat four.
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(sot: dr. chchles park, neurosurgeon) "before when we were kids, we were banging heads or something like that, and they'd say, 'ok, play through it. show us your toughness.'" but now, he says... there's a new awareness about recognizing and treating concussions. (sot: dr. charles park, neurosurgeon) "rest is the most important thing. don't rush into going back to work so quickly or going back to sports, but really you need the proper rest for the brain to recover itself." whether it's from sports injuries or other head trauma, doctor park says concussions usually occur to the front and back of the brain... here's what happens...
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neurosurgeon) "so let's say you have sudden deceleration injury. your skull is going forward and stops all of a sudden. and what happens, the brain will continue to go forward because it's suspended viscerally in liquid, and when thaa happens it t ill hit against thiifront part of the brain. you can see there's very, very sharp edges, and the skull will hit the brain and will cause a trauma called the first injury and then what happens as the brain continues to go forward, it will then bounce back and then the back part of the brain will hit the back part of the skull. so if you don't rest properly, and your brain get repeatedly traumatized, then the damage will become more or less permanent." >> that was mindy basara reporting. coming up on news 4 today theyeyere one of the hottest gift items this years. was there a drone under your christmas tree? what you need to know.. before you fly it in a
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worst year for the market since 2008. the dow ended the day down 179.84 points to 17,425. the nasdaq ended with a gain of 5.7 percent. the s&p 500 index lost 19.42 points, to 2,044. for 2015, the dow registered a loss of 2.2 percent.
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ahead of the new year's day holiday. sales of drones in this country soared this holiday season. by some estimates, one million of the un-manned aircraft have been sold in the u-s this year. and along with their increasing popularity: a growing list of no-fly zones, including airports, forest fires and downtown washington, d-c. but many drone owners may be surprised to learn of another big restriction - our national parks. nbc's tom costello reports.
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director, drones are disruptive! ....to both people and wildlife. (sot-jarvis nterview) (jon jarvis/national park service director) "that, uh, can interfere with let's say nesting birds / these spectacular images from yellowstone national park were also captured by a drone. it's the scenery that brings people from around the world. (sot- tourist looking at wildlife) "yeah, i could sit here for hours and just gaze at this..." nature lovers who come ... just for this: (sots - tourist sound) "primarily... i'm here for the photos..." ....not this. (nats/buzz of drones) (sot-jarvis interview ) tom: "it juut destroys the ambiance is that it?" jarvis: "it doee, maybe not for the user that has the drone, but for the rest of the public, it can be very disturbing." but it's more than the noise. andreas meissner's drone actually crashed in lake yellowstone. a park diver had to get it out. meissner, a german national, was fined....and banned from the park for a year. (standup) (tom costello/nbc news/rock creek park, dc) "the fines for flying a drone in a national park can range from less than a $100 to more than a $1,000, depending on whether wildlife is disturbed and whether the parks sustain any damage." looking at his drone video, brian needle says s e gets it: (sot-neeee) (brran needle/amateur drone operator) "definitely with the increase in popularity and everybody's getting one, uh with, i can see with you know dozens or hundreds of them out there on a on a singular day would be a big problem." he paid the $70 fine. and he'll be back to the park, he says,
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creek national park. >>
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see president obama and famous comedian jerry seinfeld share a few laughs in today's hollywood minute.
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happy new year's day to everyone! we are kicking off 2016 on a good note around siouxland with abundant sunshine as well as warming temperatures. highs ff the day are expectt to climb into the lower 30s where we haven't been in quite some ttme. lows will still be on the colder side with most towns bottoming out in the single digits. our stretch of nice weather continue right into the weekend wih more high pressure. the susnhine will be with us thorugh sunday before more clouds begin to move in. colder weather returns for the work week with temperatures falling back into the 20s with a slight chance of a snow shower next thursday. >> > time for a quick run- down of some of the stories making
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20-16 in siouxland! siouxlanders ring in the new year! one of the biggest parties took place at the hard rock, where hundreds of people packed the anthem theater for dueling pianos. there was also a special appearance by baul meyer, who looks a whole lololike gene simmons of the rock band kiss. with live music and entertainment, it was a great night for siouxlanders to welcome in the year 20-16. the second annual sobriety pow wow was held thursday at sioux city west high school. tribes from surrounding areas gathered to celebrate the new year in a safe, alcohol and drug-free environment. the pow wow included dancing, singing and a presentation from the nebraska indian community college. and it's game day for the iowa hawkeyes. and a lot of siouxlanders will be in the stands when they take on stanford later today in the rose bowl. jennifer peterson and her friends were among those making their way to pasadena, california for today's big game. they thought they would be stuck just tailgating in the parking lot, because they
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but then the dad of a friend came through and got them tickets to the game. the rose bowl, by the way, 4:00 'o clock our time today. taylor debuts the sixth music video from her 1989 album... and the president gets silly with seinfeld. mary moloney has those stories and more in today's hollywood minute.
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stories about their vastly different experiences as models. (nats) "he's got the camera there and he's like, darling you supermodel, you rock star, you movie star, i mario testino, now 1-2-3 go!" "all the other models ere playing football in a pretty way - not me! all the photos i've got a red face, covered in sweat, my nostrils are flared, i'm like rahhhh! for hollywood minute, i'm mary moloney. >> it's time for us to take a break... but just ahead in our third half-hour... we'll have the latest on the towering hotel fire in dubai. it's still burning this morning... and happy new year! we'll show you how 2016 was rung in around the world... when news four today continues after this... paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get t t there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of fami farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money.
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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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and i'm robert lowe... coming up in this half- hour... people around the world rininin the new year. fromew zealand to paris to times square.... we'll take you to the celebrations as we ring in 2016! we'll also have the latest this morning on the hotel high-rise fire in dubai. like a scene out "towering inferno" somehow, there were only minor injuries. the fire is still burning this morning. plus, iowa national guard d troops... sent to missouri to help with flood relief efforts.. and we'll tell you about a place in siouxland where families can ring in the new year by getting active! but first, here's
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preview the forecast.
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(nats: new zealand) new zealand was one of the first countries to ring in the new year. setting the stage with fireworks from the sky tower. a similar display but different backdrop in australia this one over the c cty's harbor where thousands gathered along the shore to watch. color filled the sky above hong kong... and in taiwan where a fireworks show lasted more than five minutes taking revelers well into 2016. singing and dancing brought a fresh twist to the forbidden city in beijing. the citts shopping and bar areas werere watched ovov by armed guards part off holiday security alert. in paris celebrations were scaled back in the wake of the recent terror attacks and on-going concerns about safety. the annual fireworks show was replaced by a video presentation along the champs de elysee. (nats: big ben) big ben and the london eye featured prominently in london's fireworks display. (nats: countdown) and perhaps the most famous countdown of all... in new york city where more than a million people packed times square to watch the iconic waterford crystal ball drop. out with the old.. and in with the new year, around the world. sarah dallof nbc news. >> a massive skyscraper fire in
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burn into the morning. the blaze at the address downtown, one of the most upscale hotels and residences in dubai, started last night, and more than 12 hours later, firefighters are largely watching the fire from the ground. at one point they were unable to use a water hose on a ladder truck. authorities say at least 14 people sustained minor injuries. some communities along the mississippi river are still bracing for the peak of flooding that's already damaged hundreds of homes and businesses farther north, closer to st. louis. the mississippi's water level is on the way down at st. louis after reaching to within 7 and a half feet of the 1993 record on thursday. the missouri river in eastern
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meanwhile, iowa governor terry branstad is deploying the national guard to help with fooding in missouri. about 45 members and 20 vehicles will provide water purification and water transportatio n services in the town of high ridge. the community's water treatment plant was contaminated by the flooding. a man from norfolk, nebraska faces charges for a murder in omaha, nebraska. ktiv's michelle schoening has more.
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wow was held today at sioux city west high school. tribes from surrounding areas gathered to celebrate the new year in a safe, alcohol and drug-free environment. the pow wow included dancing, singing and a presentation from the nebraska indian community college. the importance of the pow wow is to bring in the new year with an alcohol and drug-free celebration and to educate about prevention. "just by coming in here e ving fun n d it's a diffferent activity and it's a healthy activity and it's a good choice," said jim hallum. "a lot of powwows, especially sobriety powwows help people heal and the dancers also heal. the dancers too also heal like the drum is mother earth's heartbeat and the reason why we dance is to help other people heal," said sadie jefferson. the pow wow continued into last night. president barack obama is expected to announce a new executive order on gun control. white house sources say the goal is to close the so- called "gun show loophole." it allows certain gun sellers to skip buyer background checks. the measure is also expected to
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enforcement to enforce existing gun laws. the president is expected to reveve the plan at his stata of the union address on january 12-th. with a number of attacks making headlines around the world... terrorism has become a painful reality. and..the arrest of a terror suspect -- with a plan to kill rochester, new york residents -- brings that reality too close to home for many. jeff rusack spoke with local people to gauge their feelings on the news.
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rochester say they were thinking about stepping up security after the paris attacks. now, they say they will start using metal detector wands at the bar's entrance. while it remains unclear if emanuel lutchman had a specific bar or restaurant targeted...bar owners say it's safe to enjoy the holiday at their businesses tonight. (mark chiarenza/bar owner) "well like everybody this morning this morning i was nervous owning some establishment s downtown and you know it's a little scary and then i sat back and i though you know, we have very good security staff we have a great police presence on east ave. and you know they're really just trying to put the fear into us and we're not going to let that happen." people found it difficult to believe that rochester could be an isis target. (theresea fernandez/rocochester resident) ""'s just saddust the way that things are all evoling, nowadays. you think it's not going to happen here but who knows where it could happen." most are praising law enforcement for stopping the alleged planned attack. (sandra williams/roch ester resident) "they're doing their job and it is quite comforting to know that they are there. i am still surprised that this is happening in rochester." (john diamantopoul os/rochester resident) "it's good to know that they're are people in the background doing this kind of stuff you don't see this but they're doing their job great it's reassuring for us." the n nw year is nearly here. and thanks to federal law w enforcement, in rochester...it's looking to be
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a sioux city man has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection to a home invasion and beating of a teen. 21-year-old austin cummings pleaded not guilty to first and second degree robbery, going armed with intent and assault. police say cummings wawaone of two o n who entered the home of jod blackwell in the 26- hundred block of south alice street earlier this month. 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 game systems, a tv and cell phone. more details emerging about an cherokee, io woman who faces an attempted murder charge after police say she crashed into another vehicle on purpose. according to court documents, melissa ebert and the front seat passenger, got involved in an argument. that's when documents say ebert threatened to crash her vehicle. ebert collided head-on with another vehicle in plymouth county,
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ththe people ending up w wh seriououinjuries. ebert also faces her second d i offense and a charge of serious injury by motor vehicle. nebraska's m)nimum wage is increasing by a dollar to nine dollars an hour in 2016. the increase for non-tipped workers starts tomorrow. it's up from $8 an hour in 2015 and 7 dollars and 25 cents before that. the increase is the final phase of a two-step minimum wage hike nebraska's last minimum wage increase before that was in 2009. alcohol sales in iowa climbed more than 5 percent in the last year. the iowa alcoholic beverages division says sales increased to about $319 million. black velvet whiskey remained the top-selling distilled spirit, with sales of over 170,000 cases. per capita sales were highest in dickinson county. fremont county, in southwest iowa, had the lowest sales. a new contract with the largest union for sioux city staffers will make martin luther king jr. day a paid holiday starting in
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the two-year contract also includes pay raises of between 2.25 percent and 2.5 percent. a local l m is gearing up for r annual holiday tradition. new year's day of play is taking place today at the norm waitt sr. ymca in south sioux city. people and families can get in free to ring in the new year. they can even hit the pool or sample a fitness class. "on january 1st every year, we host the new year's day of play. it just gives families and individuals a great way to rininin the new year an active, fun way" said chris s roin, norm wat, senior ymca. the new year's day of play goes from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the ymca. still to come... the 93- year old man who stays young by
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a snow shower next thursday. >> a 93-year-old piano player in
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right note with youtube fans. as ann emmerich reports... he became quite a sensation on the online channel.
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every day i spend an hour, i just do that, it makes me feel good. keeps me limber. (laughs)" for 82 of his 93 years - wally's touch of the keyboard - has made a lot of other people feel good too. (voice of wally krauss, 93-year-old piano player): "a big part of my life has been music, put it that way." as a teenager - wally directed choirs - and went on to do the same - in the navy. in fact - there hasn't been a time in his life - without the piano. on this day - wally's tickling the ivories for a small group at an assisted living home. (voice of john krauss, wally krauss' son): "he has a very happy style. i call it a happy style and so i just grew up enjoying that and so now, it's amazing that here we are so many years later you know, i'm in my 60's now and i still get to enjoy him playing." about 5 years ago, wally's son john had an idea. why not using technology tom share d's music, a way top let family and friends near and far enjoy it too? so he started a youtube channel calling it "happypiano1." (john krauss, wally krauss' son): "i'm as amazed as he is about it, that he's got fans and they just feel his joy and his
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their hearts and they write these beautiful comments." comments from people around the world. more than 14,000 people subscribe to wally's youtube channel. his 300+ videos have amassed more than one-point- seven million views. (reporter's question/not on camera): "did you ever think you'd be playing in front of that big of an audience?" (wally krauss, 93-year-old piano player): "no. absolutely, i just can't believe it. i'm amazed at that. i really am. but it's very, its heartening to me because it kind of makes me feel better." (reporter's question/not on camera): "people were worried about you, cause you hadn't posted in a while, and then when you sted, boy they wereexcited." (wally krauss, 93-year-old piano player): "i had a spill, you know, and that's bad when you get to be my age." now recovered, wally's back and sharing more songs for his audience.... a music man with a gift and some advice for those behind him. (voice of wally krauss, 93-year-old piano player): "if you enjoy music, then for
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a family tradition continues at the rose bowl today. sgt. bluff-luton's cole croston will start in ioio's offensive line on friday -- just like his dad did 30 years ago. that's coming up in the sports
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it's game day. ktiv's brad pautsch has more in the sports fource morning wrap.
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the grass is replaced for this game, so iowa and stanford will be the first teams to play on it. for the first time, they're using kentucky bluegrass -- instead of the traditional bermuda grass. the rose bowl kicks off at 4-10 on friday afternoon on espn largest crowd of the season, over 42-hundred at the tyson events center. muskies up 1-zip in the second period -- brian rigali gets drilled by omaha's jake gingell -- sioux city's jackson keane sticks up for his teammate after the head-shot -- both got game misconduct penalties -- rigali needed help off the ice. omaha would tie it up -- captain nick rivera puts in the rebound for the goal -- it's 1-1. but sioux city re-takes the lead - evananisocky gets his firsrs goal of omaha 4 to 1. for more go to ktiv.com. i'm brad pautsch with >>
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look at the new year's day forecast.... and... they don't mind the snow. packers fans by the hundreds show up, shovels in hand to clear the stands at lambeau field. >
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happy new year's day to everyone! we are kicking off 2016 on a good note around siouxland with abundant sunshine as well as warming temperatures. highs for the day are expected to climb into the lower 30s where we haven't been in quite some time. lows will still be on the colder side with most towns bottoming out in the single digits. our stretch of nice weather contiiue right into the weekend wih more high pressure. the susnhine will be with us thorugh sunday before more clouds begin to move in. colder weather returns for the work week with temperatures falling back into the 20s with a
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with colder temperatures spreading throughout siouxland this week, it is important to remember to keep your furry friends warm as well. pets can sometimes be left out in the cold by their owners for extended periods of time. a siouxland humane society official says pet owners shouldn't leave their animals outside too long during the winter months. he also gave other tips to pet lovers to help keep their pets warm. "you need to have a dog house or a cat box or box set up for your cats where you can have warmth. they should be insulated. they should have a good, thick bedding on the bottom. there should be a flap on the front of the door, and face them away from the wind." said jerry dominicak, executive director of the siouxland humane society. dominicak also said that if you
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cold, neither can your pets. some people consider shoveling snow a dreaded chore... but not green bay packers fans. more than a foot of snow fell on lambeau field this week. so, they asked for volunteers. some 600 fans showed up. some came as early as two- in-morning to wait in line to shovel out the frozen tundra. they need to get the stadium ready for sunday night's big n-f-c north championship game against the minnesota vikings. you can see the action right here on ktiv sunday night! 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 happy new year, i'm robert lowe.
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coming up this half-hour... siouxlanders ring in the new year! dueling pianos at the hard rock.. just one of ways folks celebrated the arrival of 2016. we'll take you to the party... also, "hawkeke fan frenzy" the night before the big game. we'll take you to some of siouxland's hot spots for watching the iowa hawkeyes py in the rose bowl later today... we'll also introduce you to a small group of siouxlanders playing a big role in the rose bowl parade. but first, meterologist t-j springer starts us off from the weweher patio with a preview of our forecast.
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work week with temperatures falling ck into the 20s with a slight chance of a snow shower next thursday. >> one e the biggest parties in siouxland took place at the hard rock hotel and casino. hundreds packed the anthem theater to watch the dueling pianos perform. even more filled the casino floor. and there were other entertainers like baul meyer.
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legend baul was impersonating. dressisi up like kiss frontman, gene simmons, isn't as easy as you might think. "i start three hours ahead of time," said meyer. "it takes me awhile. i get into character, i listen to kiss music, try to channel gene a little bit. yeah, it's fun!" with live music and entertainment, it was a great night for siouxlanders to welcome in the year 20-16. it's a classy new year's eve party for a younger crowd. siouxland's young professionals gathered to ring in the new year at the howard johnson hotel in downtown sioux city. the party was put on by the sioux city growth organization with hopes of attracting the up and coming professionals of sioux city for a fun night with a sophisticated touch. "every year it seems like i'm looking for a new year's eve event to attend and it's either the higher end events or some of the bar events, which are great, too. we wanted to kind of bridge that gap in b bween." said sioux city growthh organization board president, britney sininger. "your young professionals sometimes jusus want something that's a little bit classier, but still fun, so that's kind of where we are, today." the party was set to continue
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midnight and beyond. it may still be going on! some in siouxland also turned to fireworks. lantis fireworkskss in north sioux city, across the iowa-south dakota border. the family business has been around for more than 70 years. while the fourth of july is obviously their busiest time of year, new years eve also attracts those customers seeking some added excitement. "it's something celebratory like the fourth of july. it's our independance, get serious! and for new years, it's a new yearar everything's going to change," lot bettererhan shooting a shotgun up in the air, and now, they can get their fireworks to shoot up and you have something pretty." a sparkling way to start 2016. the new year means it's time to start fresh and kick the bad habits of 2015. which means it's time to make your new year's resolution known. weweent around sioux cititto find out what have for 20-16. and
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better for myself and others." "to do something better for sioux city" no more time for us to stop being ruse tto everybody and be kind to everybody." "to lose weight this year so i can be there for my kids." "to get a job, and i finally did. so i can help my family out and be happy." of course the second step in making a resolution is sticking with it. iowa hawkeye fans hope to ring
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a rose bowl win. and one of the biggest game-watching parties in town will be at the legendary marty's tap in sioux city. ktiv's sam curtiss takes us to this watering hole that is rich in hawkeye tradition! !
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couple beers." minus tremmel and the grill, not much will be different on gameday at marty's. except for maybe a few extra fans as it's'seen 25 years since the hawkeyes last played in the rose bowl. "more places to sit, more places to stand, more beer that's cold," joked libby claeys. as iowa football brings together old and new aquaintences. "it becomes a family, everyone is very close knit," said libby claeys. "when the hawkeye fans come out, good or bad, we're always a good crew," said john tremmel. a crew that tremmel knows very well. as he walks through the taproom and knows pretty much everyone inside. though his spot is outside. "most people watch the game while i'm grilling and i watch my radio," said john tremmel. >> no surprise that john is predicitng a hawkeye win. he thinks they'll win on a last second field goal. for fans, getting tickets took a little bit of work. we caught up with two fans on sioux falls. jennifer peterson and her friends had planned to go to the
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however, she found a holiday miracle. "we decided once iowa lost to michigan, we were going to go to just tailgate," said jennifer peterson. "and then it happened to be that one of our friends, her dad, got us tickets to actually go to the game so now we're actually going to go to the game." peterson says she paid $185 for the ticket. some tickets are going for $2,500 on stubhub. last night in california a huge pep rally took place on board the u.s.s. iowa. organizers say they originally planned for only about 1,000 people. but, word got out about the rally at wednesday's hawkeye huddle. the line stretched out for nearly a half mile around the ship. a small group of siouxlanders playing a big role in the rose bowl parade. two members of st. matthew church in mapleton, iowa and two from st. luke lutheran church in ricketts, iowa are helping build the floats. they started working on tuesday. and, will continue through tomorrow.
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watch all of the work in person. the main float they helped create was for lutheran hour ministries. the float is expected to appear later in the parade that you can see friday morning starting at 10 a.m. on ktiv news 4. time for a break, but coming up... the shot that everyone is talking about at
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sunshine as well as warming temperatures. highs for the day are expected to climb into the
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quite some time. lows will still be on the colder side with most towns bottoming out in the single digits. our stretch of nice weather continue right into the weekend wih more high pressure. the susnhine will be with us thorugh sunday before more clouds begin to move in. colder weather returns for the work week with temperatures falling back into the 20s with a slight chance of a snow shower next thursday. >> the shot of a life-time is
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morning. it happened last night at the sioux city musketeers game. 5-thousand dollars on the line. all ann spulack has to do is put the puck in the small slsl at the bottom of the sign in front of the net. you know we wouldn't show it if it didn't go. ann is 5-large richer... and as an added bonus, the musketeers beat the arch rival lancers 4-to-one! coming up in the hollywood minute... jokes in a classic corvette. see president obama and famous comedian jerry seinfeld share a few laughs in
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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,
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and where was marco? fundraising again in new orleaea. 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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album... and the president gets silly with seinfeld. mary moloney has those stories and more in today's hollywood minute.
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getting coffee.' (nats) i can call a nuclear submarine from right here. i bet you don't have that in your car. jokes aside, the president took a moment to plug obamacare. oscar winners jennifer lawrence and eddie redmayne dropped by the graham norton show... and among other things -- shared stories about their vastly different experiences as models. (nats) he's like, darling you supermodel, you rock star, you movie star, i mario testino, now 1-2-3 go!" "all the other models were playing football in a pretty way - not me!!all the photosi've got a red face, covered in i'm like rahhhh! for hollywood minute, i'm mary friday al- figure skater meryl davis- 28 rob- actor verne troyer- 46 al- rapper grandmaster flash- 57 our first 4 on 4 birthday of the week is emersyn. she's from sioux city. emerson celebrbred her birthday on sunday, december 27th. she enjoys coloring, singing, and playing with her younger brothe ne up we have maddox from sioux center, iowa. his birthday was monday, december 28th. maddox loves football and basketball. from... sioux city it's avery. she turned four on wednesday,
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she loves cheering on the west wolverines and spending time with her older sisters. and elin of le mars, iowa also turned four on wednesday, the 30th of december. elin likes frozen, dancing and spending time with her grandparents. do you have a siouxland kid celebrating a fourth birthday? send u utheir picture about a week ahead of time, some n facts about them and we'll put it on friday 4 on 4's. >
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side with most towns bottoming out in the single digits. our stretch of nice weather continue right into the weekend wih more high pressure. the susnhine will be with us thorugh sunday before more clouds begin to move in. colder weather returns for the work week with temperatures falling backkinto the 20s ith a ight chance of a snow showwr next thursday. >> we'll be back to wrap things up with a recap of our top stories from siouxland this morning... and---the parade is still hours away, but these folks have been staking out their spots for the rose bowl parade. we'll go to colorado
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time for a quick run- down of some of the stories making headlines this first morning of 20-16 in siouxland! siouxlanders ring in the new year! one of the biggest parties took place at the hardrdock, where hundreds of people packed the anthem theater for dueling pianos. there was also a special appearance by baul meyer, who looks a whole lot like gene simmons of the rock
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entertainment, it was a great night for siouxlanders to welcome in the year 20-16. the second annual sobriety pow wow was held thursday at sioux city west high school. tribes from surrounding areas gathered to o lebrate the new year in a safe, alcohol and ug-free environment. the pow wow included dancing, singing and a presentation from the nebraska indian community college. and it's game day for the iowa hawkeyes. and a lot of siouxlanders will be in the stands when they take on stanford later today in the rose bowl. jennifer peterson and her friends were among those making their way to pasadenanacalifornia for today's big game. they thoughththey would be stuck just tailgating in the parking lot, because they didn't have tickets... but then the dad of a friend came through and got them tickets to the game. the rose bowl, by the way, 4:00 'o clock our time today. enthusiastic rose parade fans started lining the streets of pasadena california thursday evening. men and women of all ages staked out their spot to watch the rose papade as workers started setting up floats.
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people had to bundle up or light a fire. the national weather service expects temperatures to dip into the 40's- very cold by southern california standards. officials expect more than 700-thousand people to line the 5 and-a- half mile parade route. watch the parade live here on ktiv at ten this morning. > >
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