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in the attic is being blamed for a fire that severly damaged a home in norfolk, nebraska early this morning. the blaze was reported at 2:45 a-m in the 600-block of walnut avenue. flames and heavy smoke were coming from the rear of the house when firefighters arrived on the scene. everybody got out of the home safely. the fire was brought under control within an hour. damages to the home and it's at 45-thousand dollars. a sioux city man charged with shooting a man to death in that man's home in sloan, iowa last year has been granted a delay in his trial. 30-year old timothy schroeder is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old dustst wilder january 9th of last year. schroeder's trial was set to begin february 16th, but judge jeffrey neary agreed to give defense attorneys more time to prepare. the trial now is scheduled to begin july 12 in woodbury county district court. schroeder was arrested the month after the
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had been drinking with wilder at a local bar, then went to his house. she said schroeder fired two or three shots with a handgun inside the home. a dog sitter found wilder's body the next day. a big snowstorm is headed for the eastern u-s with potentially paralyzing snow this weekend. but, it's already causing problems for commuters in washington, dc. jim cantore has the latest.
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at snow eventually as the colder part of the storm moves overhead. and then there is the crippling snow which we have had such a high confidence in talking about. over virginia, west virginia, maryland, delaware, southern pennsylvania over the last several days. and now it looks like these twenty to thirty inch snow f fl amounts should actually happen. this will be a blockbuster and will impact many and should have the potentl to shut down washington dc starting friday night back to you. >> > weather ad-lib clouds will be staying thick all across siouxland as we move into our thursday here with a few snow showers possible as a weak
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viewing area. temperatures will be below average with highs approaching the upper 20s. overcast conditions will persist through the night as well, before a stronger wave of precipitation sets its sights on the region in the overnight hours giving the area more light t ow with accumulations ranging from a coating up t taround 2 inches. the heaviest ow will be confined to the northern towns across siouxland with the most towards sioux falls and points north. high pressure will build right back in during the day on friday giving us sunshine but the return of colder temperatures with highs barely making it to that 20 degree mark. pleasant conditions will last through the weekend before the chance for light snow returns sunday night. we will kick off the next work week with lots of clouds before we begin a warming trend towards the middle of next week, giving us higher temperatures in the middle and upper 30s. >> from relelion and taxes to social security and d renewable fuels, former arkansas governor mike huckabee touted his stance on issues facing the country. the republican brought his faith-based campaign to the siouxland center for active generations this morning. during his sioux city 'huckabee
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he would give decision- making power back to the states for things like education and the environment. huckabee also talked about r rtoring what he calls, 'our national soul.' "this country has lost its nationaloul and by that i mean we used to a country that valued virtue, patriotism. we understood that some things were right and some things were wrong. we upheld children, we made that a part of every community. we weren't always divide by race and economom position," says huckabee. one voter says after hearing huckabee's stancon the issues, he'll be caucusing for him. "i wanted to see where he stood on a lot of things and see as far as the politics, he know about it more than i do. he's facing a lot bigger things than i am, so i just wanted to see if i agreed with the things he said, and i did. i feel comfortable for him to be the man to make the decisions," says craig sandvick, a huckabee susuorter. huckabee won the iowa caucuses
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this year. he says short cuts or big money won't win over voters, but talking with people about their needs will win him the caucuses. he also campaigned in le mars, sioux center, rock valley and sheldon today. iowa congressman steve king is lashing out at governor terry branstad for telling iowans not to vote for ted cruz in the caucus. king says the governor's comments are potentially dangerous for the future of the iowa caucuses. he wonders what candidadtes will want to come to the state if they know the governor may campaign directly against them. branstad has criticized cruz for calling for an end to federal support of ethanol. king has endorsed cruz' candidacy. the woodbury county republican partrtchairman is also criticizing branstad. kevin alons issued a statment reading in part, "i am very disappointed with governor branstad's attack on senator ted cruz. in the end branstad did more to reveal his "establishment" credentials than to tarnish those of presidential candidate ted cruz.
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republican leadership have all pledgegeto remain neutral in this and other primary elections, in line with president ronald reagan's "11th commandment" stating republicans don't criticize fellow republicans. a british judge has released a report today on the 2006 death of former russian agent alexander lit-vinenko, saying president vladimir putin probably approved a plan by the russiaiasecurity service to kill him with poison. nbc's bill neely reports from london.
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then head of the fsb and also by (russian) president (vladimir) putin". litvinenko was a former russian spy with explosive allegations about putin's links to the russian mafia. he switched sides to work for british intelligence and made enemies. the report says two russians, dmitri kovtun and andrei lugovoi were sent to london to kill him. they met litvinenko at this hotel, and poured him tea which he drank. it contained polonium - a radioactive liquid experts say came from a nuclear reactor in russia. litvinenko accused putin of ordering his murder. the kremlin denies involvement. britain wants the two suspects extradited to face trial. putin has already refused. the killing may be solved. the culprits are still free. bill neely "russia has called this report political and rejected its conclusions. the
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says this was state- sponsored murder. so this really won't help the already strained relations between russia and the west over syria and many other issues. but the murder case almost certainly ends here with no one ever likely to face trial for litvinenko's death. back to you. >> will smith says he will not attend the acadede awards next month, joining his wife, jada pinkett smith, and others in protest against two straight years of all-white acting nominees. he said this morning that he and wouldn't be comfortable "to stand there and say this is ok." some thought smith might be nominated for his performance in the football drama "concussion." he had been nominated twice before, for 2001's "ali" and "the pursuit of happyness" in 2006. he's served as south sioux city's police chief for 26 years, longer than anyone else in the town's but scot ford has been with the department for more than 40 years and his colleagues
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as he now prepares to retire. ktiv's tiffany lane spoke with several colleagues chief ford led for so many years.
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his leadership and "he brought us into the electronics era," said andy backman, an investigator with the south sioux city police department. "you know i can tell you when i first started here, our reputation wasn't the best in the state. but h hhas brought us the forefront as far as our r equipment, our cars, equipment we work with." and while ford, kept the department moving forward, he made sure it always felt like famamy. "he was firm, but fair," said doug adams, lieutenant of investigations for the south sioux city police department. "he was willing to listen to any ideas you had and if he had one idea, you could convince him that your idea was maybe better, he'd go along with it." that firmness is something ford's colleagues say came from his time serving in the army. and while they say they will miss his leadership, they are happy for the time he will have to reflect on the legacy he's leaving. in south sioux city,
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chief ford is on vacation this week. but he'll be back for his retirement party tomorrow. meterologist t-j springer says we could see a little snow... but we'll see some sunshine and warmer temperatures, too. he's in next with the forecast. it's degrees right now in spencer, iowa. congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress. it's a rigged economy that sends most new wealth to the top 1%. and it's held in place by a corrupt political system where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is funded by over two and a half million small contributions. people who know you can't level the playing field by taking more money from wall street. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message.
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meterologist t-j springer is in for ben today. it's another cloudy day.
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clouds will be staying thick all across siouxland as we move into our thursday here wiwi a few snow showers possible as a weak wave of low pressure sinks towards the viewing area. temperarares will be below average with highs approaching the upper 20s. overcast conditions will persist through the night as well, before a stronger wave of precipitation sets its sights on the region in the overnight hours giving the area more light snow with accumulations ranging from a coating up to around 2 inches. the heaviest snow will be confined to the northern towns across siouxland with the most towards sioux falls and points north. high pressure will build right back in during the day on friday giving us sunshine but
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highs barely making it to that 20 degree mark. pleasant conditions will last through the weekend before the chance for light snow returns sunday night. we will kick off the next work week with lots of clouds before we begin a warming trend towards the middle of next week, giving us higher temperatures in the middle and upper 30s. >> > stocks stabilize after the latest wild ride. the financial and farm markets are e ming up...
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you can see in this video, dad arranging the nest, trying to make it as comfortable and warm as possible for the eggs mom will lay soon. they've been extra busy this winter as well because of the milder conditions. (amy ries, raptor resource project) "they know they're getting ready for it, so at this point, they're not only preparing the nest itself, they're starting to prepare the center of the nest for the egss. they lay in very cold weather, so they have to have a lot of soft, shredded, insulated material to help them keep the eggs warm." we should see eggs sometime in mid-to-late february. they'll hatch about a month later. still ahead on news four at noon... warm heads, warm hearts. more than two-hundred sioux city school kids pay to wear hats to school... to help a cause that
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okoboji skycam... a sioux school girl, affected personally by e death of her uncle, decided to take action against cancer. and that's why a lot of students at crescent park elementary were wearing hats in class on wednesday. ktiv's sam curtiss has the story.
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courts, battled with stage four stomach cancer. he died in december. "and i had a third grade teacher who had breast cancer," said heard. so, kellesse wanted to make a difference. from sports hats to bucket hats and custom hats. wednesday was hat day at crescent park elementary because of her. "it really touched my heart when i heard that she wanted to do something for others," said melanie robinson, kellesse's teacher. so the fifth grader wrote her principal. seeking and getting approval for hat day. the only requirement - for each one worn - students would donate a dollar for the june e. nylen cancer center. "it shows that they care," said kellesse heard. "it was really impressive how many people we got to donate(d)." of the 204 students, kellesse says all pitched in. raising $216. something she could tell mom at pickup. "i was very proud," said tina heard, kellesse's mother. "we were actually going through a loss at that point and she just decided on her own that she wanted to help. it was the best feeling." the school even posted a bullllin board to show the donations.
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of answering one last question about what the word fearless on her hat meant to her. "just because you have cancer, you can still do whatever you want," said kellesse heard. in sioux city, sam curtiss, ktiv news four. >> plans are for kul-leese herself to hand delivery the 216-dollar gift to the cancer center. still ahead: briar cliff celebrates a half-century of hoops. he was rated a+ by the nra. not for his promises,
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he's a man of deep faith, who fought time e d again for the right to life. he laid out a plan to destroy isis months before paris. he'll strengthen our border and use conservative principles to put washington's broken fiscal house back in order. jeb bush. he's the conservative you can trust, to fight for our beliefs. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. christian unity coming up on
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flanagan center and we'll be inducting three new members into the hall of fame. liz grider, mario butler, alex funes will all be back to be honored that weekend. that's very exciting. and you have something on sunday morning? on sunday morning we will be honoring coach ray nacke who unfortunatel y passed away in september. he's a legend at briar cliff, specifically briar cliff basketball. we'll be honoring him with a mass and memorial celebration honoring nacke court. you only need tickets for the luncheon, everything else is open to the public, but you're asking people to register? you can register online at briarcliff.edu/ halloffame. everything is free with the exception of our fundraiser on friday. we are celebrating our 50th years of men's basketball so we're welcoming back a lot of really legendary basketball alumni: yolanda, mario, and leon will all come back so we're excited to see them again. you guys have a whole weekend of events planned. lorna, thanks so much for being here. thank you for having me. thanks for joining us for around siouxland. >>
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george: my family's lived on this farm for three generations. the bakken pipeline would pump dirty crude oil across iowa. patti: the fact that bernie sanders stands up against the pipeline is one of the reasons we support him. george: bernie sanders didn't hesitate to say no to the big oil companies. patti: bernie knows that if we don't act, we threaten the climate and the health of our children. bernie sanders understands that. patti: bernie sanders has the guts to just stand up for what he believes in.
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