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in this half hour of news 4 today... the fbi is releasing more information about the suspect that set off a day long manhunt in niobrara, nebraska. details on the way. also, reaction continues to come in from around the world to the country claims to have successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test. but some are skeptical also, el nininhas triggered southern california. as 19 million people face the possibility of flash flooding, others in the state's high country are dealing with two feet of fresh snow. and later... man's best friend usually has four furry legs, but for a 5- year-old girl in maine, her pet has two webbed feet and wings. the unusual friendship between the two is turning h hds. but t rst, here's ben.
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mother-nature will provide another gloomy day with fog (dense in the morning))and drizzle, o with temperatures neaea freezing again, you'll want to watch out for slick spots on area roads and sidewalks. some, especially south, will see a late day snow/mix that will spread north across the viewing area tonight that will produce some light accumulations by tomorrow morning. light snow will continue throughout the day friday and will leave most of siouxland with 1-3 inches of the white stuff by the time it moves out friday night. our attention then turns to the arctic air set to move into the region this weekend which will put lows below zero both saturday and sunnay night withhighs barely making ititabove zero on sunday. windchills will also be at or below -20f during this time from which we'll get limited relief early next week. see graphics. wx timer @ :40 >> a wanted suspect is in critical condition, after he shot himself while being apprehended by federal and tribal officials on the santee sioux indian reservation. an fbi spokesperson says the male suspect was armed at the time. he refused to surrender peacefully, and allegedly
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suspect, but u.s. marshals in omaha, nebraska, told ktiv that a man wanted by police was involved in an incident on the santee sioux reservation yesterday. 25-year-old david hoffman has been on the run, in northeast nebraska, since tuesday afternoon. that's when he stole a niobrara, nebraska police officer's weapon as the officer tried to arrest him for burglary and theft. he took off on foot. 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. niobrara state park reopened yesterday morning. since then hoffman hadn't been seen... until yesterday afternoon on the santee sioux reservation. an fbi spokesperson has promised additional details will be released on the reservation shooting. but, she didn't say when those details would be released. a teen faces arson charges after a fire that damaged a home in spencer, iowa on tuesday. eighteen-year-old bianca watkins is charged
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the home, located at 612 3rd avenue west, ended up with major fire damage to the kitchen and dining area. watkins also faces two counts of animal abuse. in texas, a grand jury has made the decision to indict the state trooper who arrested sandra bland. 28-year-old bland died in her cell last year while in custody of the waller sheriff's office... three days after she was arrested by trooper brian encinia during a traffic stop. encinia was indicted on misdemeanor perjury charges. the grand jury decided last month not to indict jail workers on criminal charges. ethan couch's lawyer says his client is "fine" and that he will be visiting him as much as possible while he's being held in mexico city. fernando benitez is the lawyer for couch, the texas teenager who gained notoriety for his "affluenza" defense in a deadly drunken- driving case. benitez visited couch yesterday at the immigration detention center in mexico city where he is being held.
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the united states from mexico, where he was arrested last week after fleeing from the u-s. his lawyer said that things were progressing normally with his legal case. sources said a mexican court granted the 18-year-old a stay against deportation, which could delay his return by weeks or months. north korea is claiming it succesesully detonated a hydrogen bomb. if true, it would mark a huge jump in kim jong un's quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal. but as nbc's bill neely reports, a significant number of analysts are skeptical about the claim.
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the north koreans claiming they tested a small or miniaturized hydrogen bomb. (sot) s/ yukiya amano / iaea director general :27-:38 "the dprk's nuclear test, if confirmed, is in clear violation of un security council resolutions and is deeply regrettable." but quite quickly u-s military officials were telling nbc news that the intensity of the blast underground was way below the level you would expect from a hydrogen bomb, which can be dozens or hundreds of times more powerful than an atomic weapon. an h-bomb would be a huge step up for north korea. it would represent a a g new challenge for the international community becausit delivers more explosive power for a lighter weight. it can be just a few feet long and it can be put onto a missile warhead...ext remely dangerous. the u-n has tried resolutions against north korea, sanctions against north korea. none of those things have proved any kind of deterrent to kim jong un
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with a problem, (on camera) s/ bill neely/ nbc news/ london 1:27-1:40 even if this wasn't an h- bomb. it was some kind of dramatic and powerful and dangerous test. so the question remains: how do you stop north korea advancing its nuclear weapons program? back to you. >> sioux city police no longer have access to addresses in south dakota to find drirs caught on speed cameras. south dakota governor dennis daugaard's office said the block went into effect yesterday. sioux city police officers can still access a driver's name and information about their vehicle. a 2014 law blocks south dadata from sharing driver information when collecting a civil fine for an infraction captured on camera. sioux city police chief douglas young has previously said south dakota blocked the private contractor overseeing the cameras from getting the information. but, his department was still able to access it. overerad sign work will close the inner lane of the southbound lanes of interstate-29, tonight.
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interchange to north of pierce street exit. the sign work begins 9 a-m and will go until 3 p-m, weather permitting. the iowa dot wants to remind drivers to drive with caution and be prepared for traffic backups. california has been hit with rain, wind and snow due to el nino. roads have been closed and buildings damaged while forecasters warn this isn't the last of the e vere weather. nbc's dan scheneman reports.
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have done a lot of preparation, uh there is a whole bunch of sandbags around the house." further inland...winds were strong enough to blow out windows.....an d peel back roofs. (sarah perrin/11 years old, paso robles:43-:49) "then this big thunk......and then we heard like moving around." in northern california...sn ow....drivers have been warned to be careful and be prepared. (juan quintero/calif ornia highway patrol :56-1:01) "make sure you have a full tank of gas, extra blankets, extra food, you never know." (nn graphic) all of this weather blamed on el nino...the warm water has whipped up a steady stream of storms moving west to east....... and there is more to come....forecastersssay there may not be a break ii the weather until riday...and another storm system could arrive this weekend. dan scheneman nbc news. >> following a mission to help people impacted by historic flooding in missouri, some iowa national guard troops are now back home. about 45 guard members were in
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missouri to help flood victims. the guard announced on new year's eve the troops were on their way to help with water purification and other services. the guard members, who are based in central and northeastern iowa, returned to the state yesterday. a new, kid-friendly siouxland organization that has been in the works for several years is finally coming together. the launchpad children's museum is just wrapping up construction of its new facility in downtown sioux city. workers are still installing exhibits like the "water table," where kids can learn how to harness the power of water. another attraction, called the "construction zone," is an exhibit where kids can learn to use the six simple machines. "everything in here is hands on. we are not a museum in the traditional sense," said the museum's exexutive director, bob fitch. "everything the kids get to touch and feel and manipulate and turn the cranks and move the blocks and they're in charge of everything. it gives them a good idea of how to deal with the real world." the launchpad children's museum
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opening on february 5th and will be open to the public onn february 11th. many people are heading to the gym to keep their new year's resolutions. but gym memberships can be expensive. up next, we'll show you some alternatives that can help you get fit and be a little easier on your wallet. ben: and i'll have your complete
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stuff by the time it moves out friday night. our attention then turns to the arctic air set to move into the region this weekend which will put lows below zero both saturday and sunday night with highs barely making it above zero on sunday. windchills will also be at or below -20f during this time from which we'll get limited reliefef early next week. see graphics.
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if your new year's resolution is to get in shape this year.. you might be tempted to get a gym membership. but they can be costly.. and lock you in to long-term agreements. as deanna dewberry tells us...
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you can feel the burn.. without burning your wallet.
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draft choice." but it's not just about cost.. gyms like these can also offer a more relaxed atmosphere. (sot: carrie camin / asst vp wellness, methodist health system) "you don't have to dress up you don't have to make up on you don't have to get in shape to come in and work out at our facility five" (sot: jack featherstone, customer) "you're not worried about how you're dressed or -- you know you just do what you can do and go on from there." >> that was deanna dewberry reporting. so there are a few options to consider if you can't afford a gym membership. it's said that diamonds are a
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but one little girl from maine has found her best friend in a feathered creature. with webbed feet. we'll have her story after the
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> man's best friend has a different meaning for a little girl and her pet in freeport, maine jana barnello has this cute story.
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year's old i named him. ashley brown: we've had dogs, mostly. ashley brown/mom:sh e had a couple of gerbils jana: she loves animals? yeah, she loves animals. ashley brown says she's never seen an animal love somebody back. a feather was in my boot! like snowflake loves kylie. quack! ashley brown: it was kind of on a whim that we brought him home...i thought 'it's a farm animal, it lives outside,maybe get some eggs from it' i don't know! i was not expecting this at all. quack quack duck snowflake the duck follows kylie everywhere. her mom says it started... day one. see he just keeps going! ashley brown: we brought h hm home, this little yellow furball is squawking in a box, and kylii walked o or to the box and leaned in, and he was quiet. they've been inseparable ever since. ashley brown: everywhere she went he was quiet. and if she went missing, he would squawk and panic. over the past six months -- kylie and snowflake
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they swing on the swingset. on halloween -- he rounded out their "frozen" costumes. snowflake dressed as "olaf" the snowman. ashley brown: they are best friends, but in his eyes, she's mamamashe's mama duck. brown says kylie cares for snowflake like a child. he waits for her at the bus stop to get home from hool. and she makes sure he gets in his nap in the afternoon. ashley brown: i've seen her grow up. she's become very responsible. she takes very good care of him. brown doesn't know what bonded her daughterernd duck that first day. but whatever it isis it's taught them love comes in all shapes, sizes - ashley brown: he's family. he's definitely family.
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we could see snow in most of siouxland today. ben's in next with the details. and a group of seniors in texas are learning important life skills because of a new program that helps students with developmental disabilities. we'll have the story, coming up.
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temperatures near freezing again, you'll want to watch out for slick spots on area roads and sidewalks. some, especially south, will see a late day snow/mix that will spread north across the viewing area tonight that will produce some light accumulations by tomorrow morning. light snow will continue throughout the day friday and will leave most of siouxland with 1-3 inches of the white stuff by the time it moves out friday night. our attention then turns to the arctic air set to move into the region this weekend which will put lows below zero both saturday and sunday night with highs barely making it above zero on sunday. windchills will also be at or below -20f during this time from which we'll get limited relief
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a group of seniors in garland, texas are part of an important program giving them life skills. the school teamed up with a hospital to help students with developmental disabilities move beyond their barriers. astrid martinez reports.
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(sot: corina wild, garland isd) it's important because everyone has a right to dignity to be employed if they are able to sergio knows (nats) the 18 year old is learning he can be good at any job (sot: sergio rangel, student) "i feel more independent more confident." and he'll have the certificate to prove it. it's . time for a break. but we're back in just a moment with more news and weather for you on news-4 today. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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good morning and welcome back. coming up this half-hour, republicans on capitol hill are talking obamacare. today, they're sending an obamacare repeal bill to the president's desk. president obama has already promised to veto the bill, but both parties are hoping there's an election-year upside in this symbolic showdown. more from tracie potts washington. and... have you checked your ticket yet for the monster powerball jackpot... 500 million dollars? we've got the numbers from last night's drawing just ahead. and later in our ag report... a new weed is threatening siouxland farmers. we'll tell you what it is and
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but first ben is on the outdoor weather patio. the streets were a little slick this morning.
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later today republicans are holding what they call an "enrollment ceremony" to get rid of obamacare. after dozens of attempts, that bill is headed to the president's desk today - where it's going... nowhere. tracie potts is following developments from washington this morning.
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democrats call it political theater and a waste of time. (sot: rep. chris van hollen/ (d) maryland :21- :25) "everybody know this will take about a nanosecond for the president of the united states to veto." (sot: rep. kevin brady/ (r) texas :26-:33) "exercising your constitutional right and power to legislatt is never wwted if you're fighting or principles your conststuents believe in." the bill would also strip millions from planned parenthood - after conservatives argued taxpayers shouldn't fund a group that performs abortions. (sot: rep. charlie rangel/ (d) new york :43- :52) "people have waited for years for this moment to destroy a bill - to put 22 million people out of reach of medical care." there don't appear to be nough votes in either the house or senate to override the president's veto. (sot: house speaker paul ryan/ (r) wisconsin :58- 1:00) "ultimately, this is going to require a republican president." (sot: rep. charles boustany/ (r) louisiana 1:01- 1:03) "we can do much better. we will do much better." republicans are promising to outline a replacement health plan by the end of the year. but it's unlikely that alternative would get a vote before president obama leaves office. >> the nation's oldest mosque, located in eastern iowa, is extending an invitation for a presidential candidate. the mother mosque of america in cedar rapids
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donald trump to stop by. the invitation comes after trump's first campaign ad was released. it says trump thinks the u.s. should stop muslims from entering the country. gop presidential candidate rand paul is returning to iowa, today. the kentucky senator will be in council bluffs at t :00 a.m. this morning. from there he heads to sioux city for a "stand with rand meet and greet." that takes place at 1:00 p.m. at the wilber aalfs library in downtown sioux city. carly fiorina's campaign will return to siouxland next week. the republican candidate will be in sioux city on monday at bev's on the river for a town hall meeting. the event starts at 5:30 p.m. "cofofe with carly" will b bheld at the midwest deli cafe on east second st. in downtown holstein on tuesday, january 12th. the event will start at 10 a.m. and give iowans another opportunity with the candidate before caucus night. doors open at 9:30, and the event is free and open to
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when the candidates can't make it to every corner of iowa, they often send someone in their place, like family members. nats of guns shot republican presidential candidate mike huckabee's wife, janet, stopped by sioux city's "yards shooting range" the meet and greet was part of the huckabees' 150-stops around iowa to lead up to the iowa caucuses on february 1st. huckabee spoke with supporters, and then took some shots in the range. it comes just a day after president obama's announcement that he'll use tighten gun laws. mrs. huckabee agreed that background checks are importanan so they can focus on americans with mental health issues. but, she argued the president's action only hurts current gun owners. "to do what he did, i don't think it is going to have a bearing on the previous shootings, obviously," huckabee said. "i don't think it is going to help those who are going to break the law anyway.it just makes it harder for those who are
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huckabee's campaign also sent an e-mail to supporters with a link to printable targets they can use. the targets include parts of the president's agenda, including "common core", "obamacare", and the 75- thousand page tax code. you still have a few weeks left to sign up for health insurance under the affordable care act. open enrollment began november first and the deadline to sign up for coverage under the health insurance marketplace is january 31st. even if you're still enrolled from previous years, it pays to look at your options and shop for a better deal. "there's a statistic out there that says about 65 percent of iowans are finding a better deal if they go in and they have now for a health insurance plan that they could going in by making that choice or that change, so we say do shop around even if you do have health insurance," says brookhart with the centers for
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to help pay for your coverage there are tax credits and cost-sharing reductions you could qualify for. but, if you don't have any health insurance, or you don't have an exemption, you'll have to pay a penalty. "if you don't, if you just decide i'm going to forego it and i'm going to pay that penalty, t ts year that penalty is going t tbe $695 per person or 2.5 percent of your income, which ever is higher and the bottom line is if you choose that route, you still don't have health insurance you still don't have that piece of mind coverage," says brookhart. if you need help to sign up or want to talk about your options, there's the "beat the rush" enrollment event next week at the siouxland community health center. you can stop in on wednesday, january 13 between 8 am and 7 pm or thursday, january 14 between 8 am and 5 pm. you don't have to make an appointment, but you have to bring important information like social security numbers, household income, and other health iiurance options. also, you can always call the health insurance
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your screen or go to healthcare.go v. did you check your tickets this morning? even if you did, there were no jackpot- winning powerball tickets sold in yesterday's monster 500 million dollar drawing. that means the jackpot will roll over to an estimated $675 million dollars, according to a lottery spokesperson. the 500 million dollar prize ranked as the sixth largest offered in north america. if you want to check your ticket to see if it's worth any cash... the numbers drawn were 2, 11, 47, 62 and 63. the powerball number is 17, with a multiplier of 3. powerball is played in 44 states, the district of columbia, the u.s. virgin islands and puerto rico. c-m-v is a common virus that few
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anything about. coming up in healthbeat 4, we'll show you why you need to know about it, and the effects it can have on children. ben: and i'll have your
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forecast next! >
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gloomy day with fog (dense in the morning) and drizzle, so with temperatures near freezing again, you'll want to watch out for slick spots on area roads and sidewalks. some, especially south, will see a late day snow/mix that will spread north across the viewing area tonight that will produce some light accumulations by tomorrow morning. light snow will continue throughout the day friday and will leave most off siouxlxlnd with 1-3-3inches of the white ssuff by the time it moves out friday night. our attention then turns to the arctic air set to move into the region this weekend which will put lows below zero both saturday and sunday night with highs barely making it above zero on sunday. windchills will also be at or below -20f during this time from which we'll get limited relief
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there's a common virus few of us know about. but when it affects pregnant women, their baby may be at risk. one family knows this all too well... and now is working to spare ototrs from tragedy. benitataahn reports has todadas healthbeat four.
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80% of us by the time we're 40. generally there are no symptoms so you never realize you've been infected. and once you've had it you can't catch it again. but when a pregnant woman contracts cmv for the first time it can p ps onto the developing fetus with potentially devastating consequences. (sot: dr. kevin albert, pediatrician) "they're born with the virus causing problems with their brain development and other nervous system problems. and sometimes it affects the other organs as well." while lincoln escaped trouble, sophie's hearing was affected. she repeatedly failed her newborn hearing test. because the catts were living in utah at the time those failed tests required screening for cmv in that state. it was a lucky break. sophie was diagnosed early and treated with anti-viral medication. (sot: daniel catts, daughter affected by cmv) "if she hadn't been treated she almost certainly would have lost
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potentially further cognitive deficits. potential vision loss. um, it's really a really destructive virus." screening is only half of the catt's mission. they're spreading greater awareness of c-m-v which can be transmitted by any bodily fluid from an infected person. michelle figures she caught cmv from one of the children she was helping to care for while she was pregnant. (sot: michelle catts, daughter affected by cmv) "no one had even offered me the test. i didn't even know it was something i should be tested for." >> that was benita zahn reporting. it's estimated one child an hour is permanently disabled by contracting c-m-v before birth. coming up next on news 4 today... farmers are constantly looking for new ways to make their jobs easier. we'll show you what one couple is doing to eliminate the stress of moving your atv. and chick fil a is trying to make dining out with your
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as the farming labor force continues to decline, many are looking for equipment that makes the job easier. and one young farmer from central iowa is aiding in that search. ktiv's michelle schoening found out what this new product is all about.
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extends the length of the pick-up so these vehicles will fit on a pick-up," said dennis von arb, sales representative from borchers supply. eliminating the trailer and needing only one person to put the ramp together, farmers can use their atvs or utvs to scout their fields and move around their fields independently. in vermillion, south dakota, michelle schoening, ktiv news four. >>
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>> stocks closed sharply lower, led by a decline in energy stocks as the price of oil plunged to its lowest level since 2008. the dow jones industrial average gave up 252 points to finish at 16,906. the nasdaq composite fell over 55 points and the s&p 500 lost 26 points. oil prices fell sharply after china reported that its service sector continued to weaken. today could be another rough one on wall street. chinese stocks have nosedived again today, and that's causing global markets to plunge. dow futures were down more than 400 points overnight. macy's is starting out 20-16 by handing out thousands of pink slips. the department store giant says it will lay off more than 43- hundred employees nationwide. three-thousand of the jobs on the chopping
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macy's and bloomingdale's stores. macy's blames the cuts on poor holiday sales and what it called a "disappointing" 20-15. the retailer also plans to shut down 36-stores this year. wall street investors cheered the moves. macy's stock rose six percent in after-hours trading yesterday. forget lost luggage... a company called bluesmart is looking to help travelers keep track of their bag. bluesmart bills itself as the first smart, connected carry-on suitcase... with built-in g-p-s. travelers can track their bag at anytyte with their smartphone... as well as lock and unlock it... and get distance alerts... meaning your bag will alert your phone if you leave it behind. there's also a sensor to tell you how much your bag weighs... and a usb port to charge your devices on the
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taking the kids to chick- fil-a just got less stressful. a concept called "mom's valet" or "parent's valet" is beininimplemented by many chick-fil-a franchise owners across the country. the service lets parents order at the drive-thru with their children in the car. then after they order, they go inside where an employee will have a table and high chairs ready, as well as food and condiments on the table. the program is not implemented by corporate... the owner of two chick-fil-as in florida conceived the idea. when we come back on this thursday morning, we'll rundown the top headlines in siouxland. plus vin diesel stole the show at the people's choice awards last night. and a "scandal" star is honored for her contribution to
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> > > here are the stories making top headlines this morning in siouxland. man being sought by authorities in northeast nebraska is in critical condition this morning after shooting himself when authorities moved in on him. law officers caught up with
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hoffman yesterday afternoon on the santee sioux indian reservation. that's when he reportedly turned the gun on himself. hoffman had been the focus on an intense manhunt since tuesday afternoooo when a niobrara police officer tried to arrest him on warrants for burglay and theft. authorities say hoffman took the officer's gun, pointed it at the officer, then fled on foot. the wife of republican presidential candidate mike huckabee stumped for her husband wednesday in sioux city. janet huckabee visited the "yards s soting range", wherere she spoke with supporters and took a few shots. mrs. huckabee says she agrees that background checks are important in registering gun owners, so they can focus on americans with mental health issues. but, she president obama's executive orders to tighten gun ownership laws only hurts current gun owners. it's the final countdown to opening day of the launchpad children's museum in downtown sioux city. the project has been in the works for several years. workers are now putting the final touches on exhibits like the water table
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called the construction zone. the launchpad children's museum will open to members on february 5th and to the p plic on february 11th. diesel, damon, and a "scandal" star. david daniel has it all in the hollywood minute.
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"the martian" star matt damon has a shot at an oscar nomination for best actor... but don't expect him to vote for himself! on "the today show," damon said there are "other performances " he'd give the award to, and he's more concerned that "martian" director ridley scott finay wins an oscar. (nat) and kerry washington is headed to harvard! the school's hasty pudding theatricals have named the "scandal" star their 2016 woman of the year. the honor goes to performers who make a lasting contribution in entertainment, and includes a parade through harvard square and a celebratory dinner. recent honorees include helen mirren n and amy poehler. for hollywood minute, i'm david daniel. >> still to come this morning in our third half hour... most people think diamond's are a girls best friend. but one little girl found her best friend in a feathered animal. and bragging rights were on the line in sioux city last night. briar cliff traveled to morningside -- with both games having national implications. we'll have the
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good morning. thanks for joining us on this thursday, january 7th. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today... the fbi is releasing more information about the suspect that set off a day long manhunt in niobrara, nebraska. details on the way. also, reaction continues to come in from around the world to north korea's actions. the country claims to have successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test. but some are skeptical also, el nino has triggered heavy rain and flooding in southern california. as 19 million people face the possibility of flash flooding, others in the state's high country are dealing with two feet of fresh snow. and later... man's best friend usually has four furry legs, but for a 5- year-old girl in maine, her pet has two webbed feet and wings. the unusual friendship between the two is turning
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a wanted suspect is in critical condition, after he shot himself while being apprehended by federal and tribal officials on the santee sioux indian reservation. an fbi spokesperson says the male suspect was armed at the time. he refused to surrender peacefully, and allegedly shot himself. the fbi didn't identify the suspect, but u.s. marshals in omaha told ktiv that a man wantnt by police was involved in an incident on the santee sioux reservation yesterday. 25-year-old david hoffman had been on the run, in northeast nebraska, since tuesday afternoon. that's when he grabbed a niobrara police officer's gun as the officer tried to arrest him for burglary and theft. he took off on foot. the nebraska state patrol and other agencies joined the e arch for hoffman as niobrara a hools and some businesses were locked down. officers searched cabins and other buildings at niobrara state park, but there was no sign of hoffman. the park reopened yesterday. since then hoffman hadn't been seen... until yesterday afternoon on the santee sioux reservation.
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details will be released on the reservation shooting. but, she didn't say y en those details would be released. a teenage woman is charged with arson in a fire that damaged a home in spencer, iowa on tuesday. eighteen-year-old bianca watkins is charged with 2nd-degree arson. the home on 3rd avenue west sustained major damage to the kitchen and dining area. watkins also faces two counts of animal abusese in texas, a grand jury has made the decision to indict the state trooper who arrested sandra bland. 28-year-old bland died in her cell last year while in custody of the waller sheriff's office... three days after she was arrested by trooper brian encinia during a traffic stop. encinia was indicted on misdemeanor perjury charges. the g gnd jury decided lastst month not to indict jail workers on criminal charges. north korea is claiming it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb. if true, it would mark a huge jump in kim jong un's quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal.
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a significant number of analysts are skeptical about the claim.
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more explolove power for a lighter weight. it can bjust a few feet long and it can be put onto a missile warhead...ext remely dangerous. the u-n has tried resolutions ainst north korea, sanctions against north korea. none of those things have proved any kind of deterrent to kim jong un or his father. so the international community is left with a problem, (on camera) s/ bill neely/ nbc news/ london 1:27-1:40 even if this wasn't an h- bomb. it was some kind of dramatic and powerful and dangerous test. so the question remains: how do you stop north korea advancing its nuclear weapons program? back to you. >> sioux city police no longer have access to addresses in south dakota to find drivers caught on speed cameras. south dakota governor dennis daugaard's office said the block went into effect yesterday. sioux city police officers can still access a driver's name and information about their
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a 2014 law blocks south dakota from sharing driver information when collecting a civil fine for an infraction captured on camera. sioux city police chief douglas young has previously said south dakota blocked the private contractor overseeing the cameras from getting the information. but, his department was still able to access it. expect a backup if you're traveling i-29 southbound through sioux city today. southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane for a short distance near the tyson events center while crews do sign work. it's scheduled to last from nine a-m to three p-m. the iowa dot wants to remind drivers to drive with caution and be prepared for traffic backups. california has been hit with rain, wind and snow due to el nino. roads have been closed and buildings damaged while forecasters warn this isn't the last of the severe weather. nbc's dan scheneman reports.
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on the west coast. more than 19 million californians face the threat of severe weather. near san diego, a woman had to be rescued from her car.........while one man traveled by paddle board. 9-1-1 has been flooded. (captain joe amador/ san diego fire & rescue department :23-:26) "we're getting inundated at dispatch centers, taking on heavy volume of calls." in other communities..... ..mudslides...hills have started to erode and threaten homes. (sarah reyes:34-:37) have done a lot of preparation, uh there is a whole bunch of sandbags around the house." further inland...winds were strong enough to blow out windows.....an d peel back roofs. ((arah perrin/11 years old,,paso robles:3-:49) "then this big thunk......and then we heard like moving around." in northern california...sn ow....drivers have been warned to be careful and be prepared. (juan quintero/calif ornia highway patrol :56-1:01) "make sure you have a full tank of gas, extra blankets, extra food, you never know." (nn graphic) all of this weather blamed on el nino...the warm water has whipped up a steady stream of storms moving west to and there is more to
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there may not be a brrk in the weather until friday...and another storm systee could arriviv this weekend. dan scheneman nbc news. >> a new, kid-friendly siouxland organization that has been in the works for several years is finally coming together. the launchpad children's museum is just wrapping up construction of its new facicity in downtown sioux city. workers are still installing exhibits like the "water table," where kids can learn how to harness the power of water. another attraction, called the "construction zone," is an exhibit where kids can learn to use the six simple machines. "everything in here is hands on. we are not a museum in the traditional sense," said the museum's executive director, bob fitch. "everything the kidsdset to touch and feelel and manipulate and turn the cranks and move the blocks and they're in charge of everything. it gives them a good idea of how to deal with the real world." the launchpad children's museum
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have a special members-only opening on february 5th and will be open to the public on february 11th. some high school seniors in texas are learning important life skills through a new program that helps students with developmenta l disabilities. how they're ready to take on life after high school coming up. and i'll have your complete
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> > some high school seniors in garland, texas are part of an important program giving them life skills. the school teamed up with a hospital to help students with developmental disabilities move beyond their barriers. astrid martinez
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bragging rights were on the line last night in sioux city. . briar cliff trtreled to morningside -- with both games having national implications. and, iowa state shoots for its first big 12 win against a much-iroved team from texas tech. sports fource morning wrap is next.
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sioux city bragging rights were up for grabs on the basketball court last night. ktiv's brad pautsch has more in the sports fource morning wrap.
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ginkel attacks the basket for two -- mustangs down 39-32 at the half. briar cliff led by as many as 12. clay harreld with the pull-up three. he led bc with 21 points. bc would hang on -- shane graves shows a burst and gets the layin -- he had 16 and briar cliff wins their 12th straight 78-73. the cyclones beat the red raiders by 37 points last season in ames. iowa state turns defense into offense. monte morris steals nds it to jameel mckay for the throwdown. mckay with 19 points -- isu up ten at the break. it gets close in the second half. georges niang -- didn't score in the first half with three fouls -- hits the 3 to put isu up 65-60. niang with 14 in the second half then, matt thomas works himself open with under 2 minutes to go -- 3 of his career-high 22 points. the cyclones finally close it out -- off the miss, morris feels abdel nader for the stuff. iowa state beats texas tech, 76-69. for more go to ktiv.com. i'm brad pautsch with the
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there's more cold weather and snow headed our there's more cold weather and snow headed our way. ben's in next with the forecast. and it's often said that diamonds are a girls best friend. but one little girl from maine has found her best friend in a feathered creature. stick aroundndor this
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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. bernie 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.
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south, will see a late day snow/mix that will spread north across the viewing area tonight that will produce some light accumulations by tomorrow morning. light snow will continue throughout the day friday and will leave most of siouxland with 1-3 inches of the white stuff by the time it moves out friday night. our attention then turns to the arctic air set to move into the region this weekend which will put lows below zero both saturday and sunday night with highs barely making it above zero on sunday. windchills will also be at or below -20f during this time from which we'll get limited relief early next week. see graphics. >> man's best friend has a different meaning for a little girl and her pet in freeport, maine. jana barnello has this cute story.
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ashley brown: we've had dogsgs mostly. ashley brown/mom:sh e had a couple of gerbils jana: she loves animals? yeah, she loves animals. ashley brown says she's never seen an animal love somebody back. a feather was in my boot! like snowflake loves kylie. quack! ashley brown: it was kind of on a whim that we brought him home...i thought 'it's a farm animal, it lives outse,maybe get some eggs from it' i don't know! i was not expecting this at all. quack quack duck snowflake the duck follows kylie everywhere. her mom says it started... day one. see he just keeps going! ashley brown: we brought him home, this little yellow furball squawking in a box, and kylie walked over to the box and leaned in, and he was quiet. they've been inseparable ever since. ashley brown: everywhere she went he was quiet. and if she went missing, he would squawk and panic. over the past six months -- kylie and snowflake have played at the beach. they swing on the swingset. on halloween -- he rounded out their "frozen" costumes. snowflake dressed as "olaf" the snowman. ashley brown: they are best frienen, but in his eyes, she's mama. she's mama d dk. brown says kylie cares for snowflake like a child. he waits for her at the bus stop to get home from school. and she makes sure he gets in his nap in the afternoon. ashley brown: i've seen her grow
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responsible. she takes very good care of him. brown doesn't know what bonond her daughter and duck that first day. but whatever it isis it's taught them love comes in all shapes, sizes - and species. ashley brown: he's family. he's definitely family. >> it's . time for a break.
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hour of 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. coming up this half hour republicans on capitol hill are talking obamacare. today, they're sending an obamacare repeal bill to the president's desk. president obama has already promised to o veto the bill, but both parties are hohong there's an election-year upside in this symbolic showdown. more from washington. and... have you checked yo ticket yet for the monster jackpot... 500 million dollars? we've got the numbers from last night's drawing just ahead. and later in what's trending... a man in the netherlands is making the best out of a frozen situation with a little street skating. but first ben is on the outdoor weather patio.
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gloomy day with fog (dense in the momoning) and drizzle, so with temperatures near freezing again, you'll want to watch out for slick spots on area roads and sidewalks. some, especially south, will see a late day snow/mix that will spread north ross the viewing aretonight that will produce some light accumulations by tomorrow morning. light snow will continue throughout the day friday and will leave most of siouxland with 1-3 inches of the white stuff by the time it moves out friday night. our attention then turns to the arctic air set to move into the region this weekend which will put lows below zero both saturday and sunday night with highs barely making it above zero on sunday. windchills will also be at or below -20f during this time from which we'll get limited relief early next week. see graphics. >> later today republicans are
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call an "enrollment ceremony" to get rid of obamacare. after dozens of attempts, that bill is headed to the president's desk today - where it's going... nowhere. tracie potts is following developments from washington this morning.
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constitutional right and power to legislate is never wasted if you're fighting for principles your constituents believe in." the bill would also strip millions from planned parenthood - after conservatives argued taxpayers shouldn't fund a group that performs abortions. (sot: rep. charlie rangel/ (d) new york :43- :52) "people have waited for years for this moment to destroy a bill - to put 22 million people out of reach of medical care." there don't appear to be enough votes in either the house or senate to override the president's veto. (sot: house speaker paul ryan/ (r) wisconsin :58- 1:00) "ultimately, this is going to require a republican president." (sot: rep. charles boustany/ (r) louisiana 1:01- 1:03) "we can do much better. we will do much better." republicans are promising to outline a replacement health plan by the end of the year. but it's unlikely that alternative would get a vote before president obama leaves office. >> the nation's oldest mosquu located in eastern iowa, is extending an invitation for a presidential candidate. the mother mosque of america in cedar rapids is inviting republican candidate donald trump to stop by. the invitation comes after trump's first campaign ad was released. it says trump thinks the u.s. should stop muslims from entering the country. gop presidential candidate rand paul
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sioux city for a "stand with rand meet and greet." it's at one 'o clock at the wilber aalfs library downtown. republican carly fiorina brings her campaign back to northwest iowa next week. she'll hold a town hall meeting at bev's on the river in sioux city monday at 5:30 p-m. the following morning, she'll hold a "coffee with carly" at the midwest deli cafe in holstein. that starts at 10:00. when the candidates can't make it to every corner of iowa, they often n nd someone in their place, like family members.s. nats of guns shot republican presidential candidate mike huckabee's wife, janet, made a campaign stop at "yards shooting range" in sioux city yesterday. the meet and greet was one of the huckabees' 150 stops around the state leading up to the iowa caucuses on february 1st. huckabee spoke with supporters, and then took some shots in the e nge. it comes just a day a aer president obama's announcement that he'll use executive orders to tighten gun laws. mrs. huckabee agreed that background checks are important, but she argued the president's action only hurts current gun owners.
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going to have a bearing on the previous shootings, obviously," huckabee said. "i don't think it is going to help those who are going to eak the law anyway.it just makes it harder for those who are already law abiding citizens." huckabee's campaign also sent an e-mail to supporters with a link to printable targets they can use. the targets include parts of theheresident's agenda, including "common core", bamacare", and the 75- thousand page tax code. you still have a few weeks left to sign up for health insurance under the affordable care act. first and the deadline to sign up for coverage under the health insurance marketplace is january 31st. even if you're still enrolled to look at your options and shop fofoa better deal. "there's a statistic out there that says about 6565ercent of iowans are finding a better deal if they go in and look at the same coverage level they have now for a health
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save more than $400 annually by going in by making that choice or that change, so we say do shop aroundndven if you do have health insurance," says julie brookhart with the centers for medicare & medicaid services. to help pay for your coverage there are tax credits and cost-sharing reductions you could qualify for. but, if you don't have any health insurance, or you don't have an exemption, you'll have to pay a penalty. "if you don't, if you just decide i'm going to forego it and i'm going to pay that penalty, this year that penalty is going to be $695 per person or 2.5 percent of your income, which ever is higher and the bottom line is if you choose that route, you still don't have health insurance you still don't have that piece of mind coverage," says brookhart. if you need help to sign up or want to talk about your options, ththe's the "beat the ruru" enrollment event next week at the siouxland community health center. you can stop in on wednesday, january 13 between 8 am and 7 pm or
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am and 5 pm. you don't have to make an appointment, but you have to bring important information like social security numbers, household incoco, and other health insurance options. also, you can always call the health insurance marketplace at the number on your screen or&go to healthcarengo v. did you check your tickets this morning? even if you did, there were no jackpot- winning powerball tickets sold in yesterday's monster 500 million dollar drawing. that means the jackpot will roll over to o estimated $675 million dollars... that will break a record and be the largest jackpot ever offered in u-s history. the 500 million dollar prize ranked as the sixth largest offered in north america. if you want to check your ticket to see if it's worth any cash... the numbers drawn were 2, 11, 47, 62 and 63. the poporball number is 17, , th a multiplier of 3. powerball is played in 44
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columbia, the u.s. virgin islands and puerto rico. most people don't like icy roads. but one man in the netherlands is chosing to use them as an ice skating rink. that's next in what's trending. and i'll have your complete
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wx timer @ 1:30 mother-nature will provide another gloomy day with fog (dense in the morning) and drizzle, so with temperatures near freezing again, you'll want to watch out for slick spots on area roads and sidewalks. some, especially south, will see a late day snow/mix that will spread north across the viewing area tonight that will produce some light accumulations by tomorrow morning. light snow will continue throughout the day friday and will leave most of siouxland with 1-3 inches of the white stuff by the time it moves out
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then turns to the arctic air set to move into the region this weekend which will% `ut lows below zero both saturday and sunday night with highs barely making it above zero on sunday. windchills will also be at or below -20f during this time from which we'll get limited relief early next week.
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here's what's trending today... while many people frown at the prospect of icy, wintery conditions, one man in the netherlands shows how determined he is to make the best of a frozen situation. with nothing but skates and his imagination, the dutch man who identifies himself as straaloo on twitter, turned an ice-covered road into his own personal skating rink. plus...another star has been added to the hollywood walk of fame.
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marco ruruo thinks it's unfairir to criticize him for missing votes. "but i am going to miss s tes, i'm running for president." but he's been missing votes for a long time. "one third of all of his missed votes in 2015 were missed before he announced he was running for president." over the last three years, marco rubio has missed more votes... than any other senator. washington politician marco rubio. doesn't shsh up for work, but wants a promotion? right to rise usa is responsible
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on the show tonight, mark ruffalo and kendrick lamar. please watch the tonight show at 10:35, after news four at ten. the newest star on hollywood's walk of fame has steve carell's name on it. it was unveiled in a ceremony yesterday. carell was joined by comededn will ferrell, a a fellow cast member in the comeded "anchorman." the funny man is best known for his roles in the t-v series "the office," along with movies "the 40-year- old virgin" and "little miss sunshine." carell also snagged an oscar nomination for his role in the crime drama "foxcatcher." hollywood buzz says he may get a second shot at oscar this year for playing a wealthy hedge manager in "the big short." thursday 34 (maggie
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across the viewing area tonight that will produce some light accumulations by tomorrow morning. light snow will continue throughout the day friday and will leave most of siouxland with 1-3 inches of the white stuff by the time it moves out friday night. our attention then turns to the arctic air set to move into the region this weekend which will put lows below zero both saturday and sunday night with highs barely making it above zero on sunday. windchills will also be at or below -20f during ths time from which we'll get limited relief early next week. see graphics. >> we'll be right back with a recap of our top news stories today... and three brothers from minnesota have taken to the snow
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here are the stories making top headlines this morning in siouxland. a man being sought by authorities in northeast
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condition this morning after shooting himself when authorities moved in on him. law officers caught up with 25-year-old david hoffman yesterday afternoon on the santee sioux indian reservation. that's when he reportedly turned the gun on himself. hoffman had been the focus on an intense manhunt since tuesday afternoon when a niobrara police officer tried to arrest him on warrants for burglay and theft. authorities say hoffman took the officer's gun, pointed it at the officer, then fled on foot. the wife of republican presidential candidate mike huckabee stumped for her husband yesterday in sioux city. janet huckabee visited the "yards shooting range", where she spoke with supporters and took a few shots. mrs. huckabee says she agrees that background checks are important in registering gun owners, so they can focus on americans with mental health issues. but, she says president obama's executive orders to tighten gun ownership laws only hurt current gun owners. it's the final countdown to opening day of the launchpad children's museum in downtown
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the project has been in the works for several years. workers are now putting the final touches on exhibits like the water table and an attraction called the construction zone. the launchpad children's museum will open to members on february 5th and to the public on february 11th. > while winter snow brings some while winter snow brings some difficulties, there are those who think of it as an opportunity.
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a fun tradition that shows off their snow sculpting talents. in the past, connor, trevor, and austin barts have created a giant turtle, a shark, and a walrus. but this year they're building a giant snow octopus in their front yard. the brothers say they've been working on this masterpiece since just before thanksgiving and have put in about 400 hours of work.
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