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accidents as of earlier this afternoon. but they still encourage driving safely because the roads are slick. lieutenant wingert with the woodbury county sheriff's office says the further west you go in woodbury county is where the conditions have been the worst. and he says it's important to have a few tips in mind when driving on ice. slow down. give yourself distance from other vehicles. used the term "keep a bubble around you." when you come up to an intersection, give yourself time to stop. and be aware of your surroundings. but sometimes you may end up sliding regardless. "if you're traveling at highway speeds and you feel your car start to lose control, the best thing to do is nothing," "stay off the gas. stay off the break. let it ride itself out so i ill self corrrrt." lt. wingert says you can sometimes try to countersteer if you feel the car sliding in one direction. but if you oversteer, it can take you into a ditch and cause an accident, so you
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have control. (matt) is there anything experts say you should have with you when you hit the road in wintry weather? (tiffany) yes, it's important to keep a winter survival kit in case you do get stuck somewhere. in that kit you should have food, water, batteries, a flashlight and accessories like hats and gloves. matt? with more snow likely through the evening, authorities say travel is not encouraged. but, for some drivers, hitting the road is unavoidable. for those who make their living the roadways, trucucdrivers uld like to remind other drivers of the dangererof failing to take notice of changing weather conditions. "pretty icy this morning," said truck driver, gregory babin. "i doesn't drive trucks, we're out here trying to do our jobs and it's extremely
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more dangerous for people that don't drive trucks." again, we want to remind drivers to use caution while out on the roads, tonight, and to allow yourself destination. snow is still falling, tonight... and road conditions could suffer. chief meteorologis t ron demers has the latest from the "storm forecast at six. weather ad-lib effect for eastern siouxland until midnight it was a slk start to our day for portions of siouxland as some freezing drizzle put a glaze down on the roads. throughout the days, a little light snow and freezing drizzle continued and because eastern siouxland is seeing some of the heaviest accumulations, they're in a winter weather advisory until midnight as they could see an inch or two of snow before the system m mes out. it's also going to be a little windy tonight so blowing snow is going to further hinder the roads
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you can download the free storm team 4 weather app on your phone or tablet to stay ahead of the weather. there's interactive radar along with houy and daily forecasts. it's under the weather tab at ktiv-dot-com. property taxes have long been an issue in nebraska. and, it looks like things could get even more complicated for one siouxland school district. ktiv's tommie clark attended a chamber of commerce meeting today where they discussed the isise. tommieie matt, south sioux city schchls rely heavily on state aid,
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big property t bills in the works. the hool district, along with surrounding schools in dakota county, stand to lose half a million dollars under the proposals.
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and 959.9.a package deal proposed by governor ricketts. ere's two sides to the coin when it comes to these bills... (--graphic--) first, they would limit growth in agriculture property taxes to a cap of 3%, statewide. second, they'd limit growth in spending for local governments. that means if the school wanted to spend outside the levy limit, say if an emergency came up, they would likely have to take it to a vote of the people... "that puts school districts in a difficult position because obviously when you're thinking about the safety of your kids it may take time and cost some money in order to take those sorts of things to the vote of the people," said opensky policy institute executive director, renee fry. south sioux city doesn't have a big amount of property base to charge property tax on, so they rely more on state aid to support their schools. "we get the fact that there needs to be property tax relief, but we're also saying don't do that on the backs of our kids so let's figure out a way to do this right-- maintain property tax relief, but also let's take care
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city schools superintendent, vernon fisher. so, what would have to happen for the school district if the cuts do go through? "it's not a prprty picture. i mean we're going g survive, but it's just not theheet-up we would like to have. it's not the budget we would like to work with," said chairman of south sioux city chamber legislative committee, jim miller. opensky suggests the community should work to stop the current bills from passing. they say it's important to communicate with the legislature and share how it will impact their local government. >> south sioux city schools' superintendent says they're looking into the bills more and they will keep the community involved by conducting a phone survey to form a solution. opensky's initial analysis found dakota county schools would lose about half a million dollars under the bill proposals. both bills were introduced this year and the hearings will be held next month. if they do pass, they will take affect in nebraska next year. matt? than tommie. students at a siouxland elementary school are getting a hands-on learning on space exploration. third grade students under the
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program broke up into different groups. steam stands for "science, technology, engineering, art and math". students in the engineering group are building different machines used in spapa exploratatn. "we're building like a lego spaceship set thing d we're going to like- we're planning it right now and we're going to, it's going to go through all the third grade classes." along with building the space kits, some of the groups are learning about space through computer programs, creating a mobile of the planets with cutouts and weighing objects to determine their mass. the countdown to the iowa caucuses is on. with just one week to go, it's time to make sure you know when, where, and how to caucus. iv's michelle schoening joins us live from morningside college where a caucus workshop will be held tonight. michelle, tell us what will go on at the workshop. matt. caucus 101 is an interactive
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caucus goer's and even for those who need a refresher on everything iowa caucus. the workshop will touch on what is a caucus, the differences between democratic and republican caucuses and what to expect. but most importantly--- where and when to caucus. the workshop is from 6:30 to 8 at the olsen s sdent centnt here at morningside. it's free and open to the public. so if you want to learn more about the caucuses and ask some questions--no w is the time before next monday. matt. presidential candidates, from both parties are making their final push for support ahead on the iowa caucuses. on friday, republican jeb bush will host a town hall meeting at bev's on the river, in sioux city, at 4:15pm. doors open at 3:15pm. bush will follow that with an event on the dordt college campus, in sioux center, at 6:45pm friday night. doors s en at 5:45pm democrat martitio'malley will also campaign in siouxland on friday. he'll drop by y s sioux city campaign headquarters, on nebraska street, at 6:00pm friday night. then, on saturday, january 30th,
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cruz will campaign in ida grove, and sioux city. congressman steve king will join cruz at the community rec center, in ida grove, at 4:30pm. then, the pair will hold a rally on the western iowa tech community college campus, in sioux city, at 8:00pm. senator rand paul will rally suporters in sioux city, at noon, on saturday. that event is at the holiday inn on gordon drive. then, on sunday, january 31st, republican chris christie will speak on the morningside college campus, in the olsen student center, at 9:00am. still to come... egg farms in iowa continue the slow rovery from last year's bird flu outbreak. the details in today's ag report. <
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winter weather advisory in effect for eastern siouxland until midnight it was a slick start to our day for portions of siouxland as some freezing drizzle put a glaze down on the roads. throughout the days, a little light snow and freezing drizzle continued and because eastern siouxland is seeing some of the heaviest accumulations, they're in a winter weather advisory until midnight as they could see an inch or two of snow before the system moves out. it's also going to be a little windy tonight so blowing snow is going to further hinder the roads s aying good. we'll be dry but still mostly cloudy for tuesday with highs in the upper 20s to around 30. warmer weather keeps moving
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some highs in the 40s from thursday into
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iowa egg farar are bouncing back from last year's bird flu outbreak, but rebuilding flocks with millions of new egg layers is taking time, as the industry predicted. the latest u.s. department of agriculture report shows iowa's population of egg-laying hens at 37.9 million in december. that's up 6 percent from november but still 37 percent below the number from a year earlier. still to come... putting the fun in fundraiser. how one local school found a new
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puts the fun in fundraising. each year the group decides a unique way to give away
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seniors as well as grants for teachers. this year the fundraiser involved pvc pipes, ducktape, a leaf blower and ping p pg balls. nnis miller and his s construcucon technology clasasdevised a machine to blow a mass number of ping pong balls at once. the device became a process of trial and error. "we decided to try and make it a little more interesting by trying it with a leafblower. we put some in a hose shot it out and it worked pretty good. well then we tried a few more and we had issues where it would jammed up. so we kept devising different methods to feed the balls into the machine to get them to shoot up," said dennis miller, mvao teacher. and the inspiration for the final method may n n be what you would imagine. a radiator. "put a whole bunch of ping pong balls in a coil and hook them up to a leaf blower and shoot them out," turner peterson, mvao senior. the machine actually used two leaf blowers to feed the ping pong balls through. and we are happy to report...everything worked smoothly mark freund, in fobrad pautsch
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huge game tonight. (mark) oklahoma last week, kansas tonight at hilton coliseum - iowa state is playing well... and it couldn't have come at a better time. the cyclones talk their turnaround from a 1-and-3 big 12 start after the break. plus, the western n ristian boys stay atop the new ap boys basketball rankings. sportsfource is next. the world a president has to grapple with,
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collective eyes of the college basketball world will be squared on hilton coliseum. iowa state, set to host a top-5 team for the second straight week. last week, the cyclones toppled number-1 oklahoma - i-s-u hoping to do the same to kansas tonight. the jayhawks are i ithe top 3 in the conference in nearly every offensive statistical category. but iowa state seems to have figured out on defense. since allowing 94 points in back-to-back losses against baylor and texas, the cyclones have allowed 77 points or fewer in 3 straight wins. a win over k-u, and iowa state's rocky big 12 start will be a distant memory. "all of us have our own goals and aspirations, but we know we need each other," said senior forward georges niang. "i think the biggest thing is after we hit rock bottom, we came together and realized, where i have flaws, monte has to pick me up.
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to pick him up, and down through the line, and i think we've done that so far." "those couple losses we had, obviously, you can't get them back," said head coach steve prohm. "you can't live and die or stay in the moment too long." "you can't live in highs and lows. this league's too good." iowa state and kansas tip off at 8 o-clock on espn. i-s-u senior guard monte morris is the big 12 player of the week. morris averaged 19 points, 4 and a half assists and 3 and a half rebounds in victories over oklahoma and t-c-u. on the week, he shot 15-of- 23 from the floor - good for over 65 percent. morris scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the cyclones' victory over the top- ranked sooners last monday. for the season, morris is averaging 15- point-2 points and 6-point-8 rebounds per game. and iowa state moves up a couple of spots to 14th in the new ap poll. the big story here - look at iowa at number-3. seven of the top-8 teams lost last week, which helped the hawkeyes jump
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it's the highest ranking for the hawkeyes since 1987. iowa puts their 7-and-0 big ten mark on the line on thursday when they travel to number-8 maryland. life is good at westernrn christian. the wolfpack have not one, but two top-ranked basketball teams. wins last week over le mars and spirit lake keep the western boys in the top spot of this week's ap poll. the wolfpack are 13-and-1 and are the top scoring team in class 2a, at 72- point-6 points per game. western has four players scoring better than 9 points per game. they're anchored by senior center josh vanlingen, who's averaging a double-double with 19 points and 10-point-4 rebounds a game. "we have a good team, and a lot of balance, and that's one of our strengths, is our balance," said western christian head coach jim eekhoff. "obviously, josh is really good inside, but josh makekeeverybody else better, too." in the new iowa boys basketball poll -- sioux city e et is receiving votes in class 4a. missouri river conference leader
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in 3a, spirit lake drops two spots to 6th. moc-floyd valley is up one spot to 9th. bishop heelan falls out of the top 10, but is still receiving votes. there's western christian as the top team in class 2a. ridge view climbs three spots to 6th - pocahontas area falls to 7th. sioux center is getting votes. siouxland is loaded in 1a - boyden hull is 2nd, with 5 first-place votes. ikm-manning is 9th. south o'brien, ar-we-va, mv-ao,
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