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wait.the manhunt continues today for a man who took a gun from a niobrara, nebraska police officer, pointed it at him, and then fled on foot. it's believed 25-year old david hoffman may have left the area. the officer was trying to arrest hoffman at the low-income housing units in niobrara about one 'o clock yesterday afternoon when hoffman disarmed him and made his break. the nebraska state patrol and other agencies joined the search for hoffman as niobrara schools and some businesses were locked down. officers searched cabins and other buildings at niobrara state park, but there was no sign of hoffman, who is from santee. niobrara state park reopened the arrest warrant says hoffman is charged with burglary and theft. anyone with information about hoffmann's whereabouts is urged to call the knox county sheriff's office. investigators say it could take
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caused a single-engine plane to crash near pender, nebraska sunday night, killing the pilot. officials with the national transportation safety board arrived at the scene in a snow-covered farm field on tuesday. the plane had left columbia, missouri and was due to arrive at sioux gateway airport around seven p-m sunday. it was diverted to wayne because of unfavorable weather, but it never arrived in wayne. though the investigation could take up to a year, a preliminary report of the investigation findings will be issued in about a week. > weather ad-lib it'll be a messy next few days weather- wise in that we'll see any and all types of precipitation at some point. this morning, some isolated freezing rain and sleet will eventually switch over to light snow this afternoon from which a dusting might result in some spots by this evening. the rest of tonight won't bring much in the way of measurable precipitation, but some patchy fog/freezing drizzle will be possible. more of the sasa will be on tap for thursday, so be on the lookout for slick roads the rest of the week as we see a better chance of some light snow from thursday night into friday which could drop an inch or 3 of the white stuff. the weekend still looks to bring frigid air with highs
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and lows dipping below zero in the morning. we should rebound a little though by early next week. see graphics. >> condemnation today from the u-s, the u-n and nations around the world after north korea claims to have detonated i first hydrogen bomb. even china, north korea's closet ally, has condemned the test. n-b-c's bill neely reports.
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a north korean tv announcer claims the country's first hydrogen bomb test and calls it a success. "we won't stop our nuclear program" she says "because of" what she calls "american aggression".". they cheered in north korea's capital... they've seen 3 previous tests announced but never of a h bomb... a far more powerful weapon. "the us is waiting to invade our country" this man says "so it's the right thing to do". "the hydrogen bomb" he says "is a reliable way of defending ourselves". the tremors from the underground explosion were felt in china... and in south korea, where officials say it's a provocation. north korea's leader kim jong un knows that... but signed the test order anyway. japan too is alarmed... military planes taking off to test air samples. the ususmbassador meeting toto reassure a government that says the test is a serious threat. caroline kennedy/ us ambsador to japan "we stand with japan
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solidarity in the face of n. korean provocations" north korea's leader kim jong un is still consolidating his power... and now flexing his muscle at a world that's looking at north korea with real anxiety. bill neely/ nbc news/ london, england "so it may take weeks to work out if this was a hydrogen bomb and if it was a successful test and indeed a viable device. but anything that can produce a seismic shock of 5.1 is dangerous and there will be consequences for north korea. the u.n. will meet later and may move toward tighter sanctions, but kim jong un is unlikely to you." >> a u.s. military official says two wounded american soldiers and the body of a third have been evacuated from a battlefield in southern afghanistan. the casualties occurred during fighting that raged for hours yesterday near the city of mar-jah. the evacuation was delayed
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took fire and was unable to land, and another was unable to take off. a spokesman says u.s. special forces were advising their afghan counterparts during the battle. afghan special forces have ended a standoff with gunmen holed up near the indian consulate in the country's north. officials said all the attackers have been killed after a 24-hour gun battle. the standoff began sunday night when three gunmen tried to storm the consulate. they then retreated into an adjacent building. later, afghan troops rappelled from helicopters onto the roof of the building to drive out the gunmen. ten people were wounded, including five civilians who got caught in the crossfire. the republican- led congress is about to put on president barack obama's desk a bill that would dismantle his health care law. later today, the house will vote on legislation that would cut federal funding for planned parenthood, and dismantle requirements that most people obtain health insurance coverage and that larger employers offer it to workers. it would also eliminate the expansion of medicaid
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lower-income people. for the first time, the repeal measure is also expected to pass the senate, but president obama will veto it. repealing obamacare is one of the first things ted cruz says he'll do if he's elected president. during a campaign appearance last night in sioux center, iowa the republican senator from texas said he would replace the affordable health care act and abolish the i-r-s. but he says the first thing he'll do is undo all of president obama's executive orders. "the first thing i intend to do is to rescind every single illegal and unconstitutional executive order taken by this president," said republican presidential candidate ted cruz. on the hot button issue of illegal immigration, cruz is unbending. he says no one who is here illegally can be granted citizenship. "enforcing the law means that if someone is deported they are not eligible to come back here to this county, and we need to enforce the law," said cruz.
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cherokee on tuesday. he's making numerous other stops throughout northwest iowa today and tomorrow. he's on a six-day, 28-stop bus tour of iowa. hillary clinton talked up her plans for the economy when she brought her campaign to sioux city on tuesday. the democrat spoke to about 450 supporters at the orpheum theatre. the former first lady, u-s senator and secretary of state said as president, she would raise minimum wage, raise taxes on the wealthy and have equal pay for women. the economy was one of the topics she hammered at the townhall session. "instead of giving tax breaks to companies to export our jobs, i want the ones who will bring jobs back and create jobs here to get the tax breaks and that's what i will fight for." this was clinton's 4th visit to sioux city since entering the race. the 2016 session of the nebraska legislature is underway in lincoln. lawmakers kicked off the 60-day session this morning with an
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taxes, prisons and a state budget shortfall. governor pete ricketts has identified property tax reduction and prison reforms as his top priorities this year. lawmakers are also expected to consider a comprehensive roads bill to speed up some projects, k-12 education funding and a new medicaid proposal to help cover thousands of uninsured nebraskans. parts of siouxland are seeing a little wintry precipitation today. meterologist ben dorenbach is back with the forecast after this. here's the live view from our skycam in spencer, iowa, where it's and degrees
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cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernrn tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. ben, it got snowy for a while
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will twitter raise the character limit? that's just ahead, along with the wall street report and farm markets... and---"all things ag." we'll check out what's new and what's improvevefor 20-16 at the
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the annual dakota farm show is underway in vermillion, south dakota. while it features the latest in ag technology, it also reflects the challenges farmers face today. iv's michelle schoening reports.
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carr, farmer. also the lack of young people choosing farming as a career means the average age of today's farmer continues to rise. "the average age of the us farmer is 59 years old now, so in the next few years it's going to get worse," said david fick, dave's repair david fick, farmer and equipment sales representative from dave's repair, says the wato fight the rising average age of a farmer and lack of labor force is with better and more efficient equipment. "some people ask you know, why does this stuff have to be so big and so large and so expensive. it's because we don't have the people any more we can't do it the way it use to be, " said fick. and although commodity prices are low and the need for young farmers continues to rise, carr says from his 75 years of experience, farming is an up and down cycle. . t's a way of llfe anddit'll continue to be a way of life. . ne way or anooher it will go on," said loren carr,
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the dakota farm show runs through tomorrow at the dakotadome. admission is free. > stocks are down sharply amid more weaning of china's economy and after north korea claimed it detonated its first hydrogen
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malaysia airlines has lifted a much- criticized ban on checking in baggage on flights to paris and amsterdam to save fuel. the carrier rescinded the new rule after just one day. it said it was neccessary due to "unseasonably strong headwinds" on a longer flight path it was taking. passengers slammed the airline on social media and suggested it could have reduced the nber of passengers or refused to carry freight instead. now the airline says it'll take a shorter route. will twitter get rid of its 140-character limit? technology news service "re-code" reports the social media giant is working on a product that would allow users to share longer content. twitter founder and c-e-o jack dorsey took to twitter to address the report, but neither confirmed nor denied it. he tweeted a photo of a statement that read in
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has "become a beautiful constraint," we will never lose that feeling." still ahead on news four... it's never to late to follow your dreams. this kansas city man is training for the summer olympics... at the spry age of
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here's a live look at west lake
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a kansas city man is proof that you are never too old to give it a shot. 93-year old bill guilfoil is trying out for the u-s olympic team for this summer's games in rio. terra hallllas the details.
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and for those 20 years, one of them has been guilfoil, who in february will leaea behind the green courts at overland park racquet club for greensboro, north carolina where he'll try to qualify for the 2016 summer olympics in brazil. scott fenton, operland park raquet club "it's not an easy sport but it is an easy sport to pick up." and while giulfoil will likely be the oldest athlete at the trials, he says it's the sport that keeps him y yng. bill guilfoil/93 year old ping pong player "i think table tennis is a contributoto living longer, we have to have better nutrition, better outlook on life, people never have a grudge. i think that all goes along with a package. love everybody." and go for gold, even in your golden years. >> a huge handbell choir will ring out the holiday season.
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days after the paris attacks, senators came together f f 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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course you do. we're hoping that we have a good crowd this year. we're going to be doing something a little different; we just started it last year. we're going to process all of our people. last year i think we had close to 125 to 130 people. this year i think we're down a little. we're going to process all of them down the aislsl from the back and so forth, and then they will use a special thing written by jane cook. we're going to then go into the first number which is adeste fideles and the congregation can sing with us. yep. that's what we're aiming to do. don, what do these bells sound like for those who have never heard them before? well i brought a couple samples here. this is a medium sized hand bell and it sounds like this. it's beautiful. i also brought a chime which sounds like this and this confuses people a
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automatic. it almost sounds no manmade. it's beautiful. yeah and you'll hear people when we do the procession anywhere from our large bells which are about ten pounds a piece to a lilile couple ounces playing together. then sometimes during the show you might see some mallets go down or pluck or held up this way. there's a wide variety of things we can do with these. and if you'd like to learn more about the concert you can call 276-4072. eleanor and don thanks for joining us. thank you so much for having us. thanks for joining us around siouxland. >> a charity run in russia proves that santa's work is never done. father frost, thats what santa claus is called in russia, got the crowd warmed up with group dance in moscow's park. a few hundred diehard runners braved 20 below temperatures to raise money for children's charities.z
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forecast. thanks for joining us. have a great afternoon!
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