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an update today on the teenager accused of shooting a sioux city police officer over the weekend. (matt) investigators say 18-year- old isaiah mothershed shot officer ryan moritz early on sunday while mothershed and seven others were being investigated for a robbery. today, mothershed appeared before a judge for the first
mothershed kept his head down during today's court proceeding. he was released from a hospital and booked into the woodbury county jail yesterday. mothershed's bond has been set at 300-thousand dollars. he's scheduled to appear in court again next friday. coming up on ktiv news 4 at six, more details in the mothershed investigation. a police officer has died after an overnight shooting in fargo, north dakota. the suspected shooter was later found dead in his home. the shooting happened when officers responded to a dometic disturbance. after the officer's shooting there was a standoff with the suspected shooter. it's not clear yet if the suspect killed himself or died from police gunfire. the incident has shocked the community, a city that rarely sees such violence. it has been more than 100 years since a fargo police officer has died in the line of duty. the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge, in eastern oregon, is over the four remaining occupiers surrendered peacefully today. no one was injured, and no shots were fired.
were the remainders of anti- government militants who took over the wildlife refuge headquarters on january 2nd. iowa utilities regulators met for the fourth day to try and make a decision on the bakken oil pipeline. a texas company wants to bury 346 miles of crude oil pipe under iowa farmland. the iowa utilities board is also considering whether to give the company, dakota access, the authority to force landowners to sign easements using eminent domain. the three-member board is also deciding on a hazardous pipeline permit for the bakken pipeline. environmental and property rights groups oppose it. supporters say it's the safest way to transport oil, and it will create jobs. republican leaders, in the iowa house, propose to spend less money than both governor terry branstad and senate democrats. today, house republicans released budget targets for the upcoming fiscal year. they call for spending 7- point-3 billion from the general fund for the fiscal year beginning july 1st.
money than democrats on several budget items, including education and health care. the parties don't agree how much money is available to spend, which influences the budget targets. the democrat- controlled iowa senate has passed legislation that would dismantle plans to switch iowa's 4-point-2 billion medicaid program into private management. the bill isn't expected to advance in the divided legislature. the bill was introduced amid growing tension over the future of iowa's medicaid program, which provides health care to roughly 560,000 low-income and disabled residents. you can't tax internet access. that's something the u-s congress has repeatedly said. now, lawmakers are making it permanent. part of a new trade bill permanently bars state and local governments from taxing access to the internet. the senate passed the bill thursday. the bill already passed the house. it will now go to president barack obama, who is expected to sign it into law. a coalition thut has battled expanded gambling in nebraska will fight a ballot campaign that
horse racing tracks. "gambling with the good life" launched its campaign against the ballot measure, today. they're backed by governor pete ricketts, among others. circulators are gathering signatures for a petition proposing three measures to allow casinos, create a commission to oversee them, and require casinos to pay a one-time state licensing fee. ho-chunk incorporated has already bought the former atokad horse track in south sioux city, nebraska. ceo lance morgan says his company has drawn up plans for both a casino, and a race track, for the atokad site. state senators in south dakota are debating a bill that may change which bathroom and locker rooms some rushmore state residents use. the bill would require those individuals to use lockers and restrooms that match the biological sex of the person at birth. the state house of representatives have already approved the plan. democrats in pierre call the bill "government overreach." proponents of the plan believe
the congressiona l black caucus political action committee chose to endorse secretary clinton. (s/ rep. gregory meeks / chairman of congressional black caucus pac :57 - 1:00) "she's been our partner long term. we believe she's made a difference." tonight's debate will be clinton's first public appearance after two days of private meetings with advisors about how to re-energize lagging support with women and young people. while the wisconsin primary is still more than a month away, tonight's location at the university of wisconsin--milwaukee will help set the stage in this battleground state for the general election.. wendy woolfolk. nbc news. milwaukee. >> a day after governor chris christie suspended his campaign, one of his biggest supporters has found a new candidate to back. the campaign for ohio governor john kasich says he now has the backing of billionaire christie supporter ken langone. langone is one of the co-founders of "the home depot." f-e-c filings show he had
dollars to a super pac supporting christie's campaign. former senator jim webb will not run for president as an independent a spokesman says webb has decided against a third-party run. the former secretary of the navy briefly ran for president as a democrat last year, but dropped out in october. webb said last year he would consider a third-party run if he could get on enough ballots as an independent to win the presidency. donald trump, and univision, have reached a settlement after the network decided not to air two beauty paegents put on by trump's company. trump sued univision for 5-hundred million dollars, last year, when it decided not to air the miss universe and miss usa pageants. univision canceled the telecast after trump refereed to some mexicans as "rapists." the terms of the settlement are confidential. still to come on live at five.... being called a hero. the details on a man who tripped a suspect being chased by police.
(sheila) (sheila) five people face criminal charges in the gas explosion that killed d o people and leveled three buildings in new york city last march. (matt) the owners of one of the destroyed buildings in the east village and two plumbers and a contractor face charges. they range from second- degree manslaughter to criminally negligent homicide. authorities say they participated in illegally siphoning gas for the apartment building from the sushi restaurant meter at the base of the buildingng one prosecutor today called the fiery blast "foreseeable, preventable and completely avoidable." a man has been hailed as a 'hero' by british police after tripping a man they were chasing. the suspect was running away, with a pretty strong
that's when a man casually stuck his leg out and tripped the suspect being chased. after the suspect was tripped, two police officers jumped at their chance to make the arrest. the passerby who helped stop the would-be drug dealer then casually walked away from the scene. and, it's all caught on video! a federal judge in boston has ruled bill cosby's wife must give a deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women. the women claim cosby sexually assulted them decades ago. last month, a magistrate judge rejected cosby's bid to quash a subpoena for a deposition. today, a u.s. district judge upheld the ruling. however, the judge did say camille cosby can refuse to answer questions about private conversation s she had with h%r husband. cosby denies the allegations and has filed a countersuit against the women. call it the dark side of doing business. the production company behind the latest "star wars" movie is facing charges over a accident that left harrison ford with a broken leg. the veteran actor broke his leg
door hit him on the millennium falcon set in england in 2014. the injury required surgery. the 71-year old actor joked about the accident while doing press for the movie. siouxland saw a bit of snow today. what can we expect for our valentine's day weekend? ron's full forecast is coming up after the break.
today, 18-year-old isaiah mothershed appeared before a judge for the first time. investigators say mothershed shot officer ryan moritz early on sunday while mothershed and seven others were being investigated for a robbery. a police officer has died after an overnight shooting in fargo, north dakaka. the suspected shooter was later found dead in his home. the shooting happened when officers responded to a dometic disturbance. it has been more than 100 years since a fargo police officer has died in the line of duty chief meteorologis t ron demers joins us with the forecast. light snow has been working its way across siouxland today and will continue into the evening and early overnight hours before coming to an end. the heavier amounts are going to end up being in eastern siouxland with maybe an inch or two of total accumulation. the snow ends tonight and then we'll see clearing skies during the day on
zero friday night, we'll see another cold day saturday with the possibility of light snow from later saturday into the first half of sunday which could again give us some light accumulations. warmer weather starts to move in on sunday as we could get into the low 30s. the warming continues next week as some 40s should be moving into our area.
winter weather caused a 60-foot tear in briar cliff university's domed practice facility last week. (matt) to fix it, crews had to deflate the dome. today, they put the air back in the charger dome. briar cliff athletes rely on the 44,000-square foot practice facility during winter weather. because of the tear, practices were postponed, or held as far as an hour away. rldwide air structure assistance, or wasa, was flown in from canada to fix the dome. it's been a weeks-worth of work patching it up. today, it was time to re- inflate the dome. "we all had to make special accomodations to get practices done with upcoming seasons and in- season. but, it was nice knowing we had places to go and getting back in here and getting back in routine it will be a nice feeling," said briar cliff university head track coach, nate treinen. but, they can't use the facility just yet. we'll tell you why, tonight, on "news 4 at 6". albert einstein was right! scientists say they have finally
space-time that einstein predicted a century ago. an international team of astrophysicis ts using an extremely sensitive, billion dollar instrument detected one of these gravitational waves from the distant crash of two black holes. dr. toby wiseman/imperial college "historically, it's been 100 years since they were predicted, and now perhaps we can confirm it, that's amazing in its own right and what's been involved in getting to that poin secondly, theoretically we are actually seeing n fact space and time dynamic, they are not fixed, they move and ripple and have that dynamics and that what really underlines einstein's theory and in a sense, it's most important confirmation of his theory." they call the discovery the holy grail of physics, one that opens a new way of observing the cosmos. one scientist compares it to knowing that beethoven's fifth symphony exists, to actually hearing it.
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(matt) it was a morning of musical inspiration for 2500 siouxland students. (sheila) the sioux city symphony orchestra performed its annual fourth grade concert at the orpheum theatre. the theme of the event was "the sioux city orchestra users' guide." "user's guide is essentially an introduction of the instruments in the orchestra to the students as well as an opportunity to hear how music can express many, many different emotions," said mark francis, executive director of the sioux city symphony orchestra. after learning about the instruments, students heard a story with the instruments. they also had the opportunity to sing along with the symphony to the "stars and stripes." one kid says that was his favorite part of the performance. "at the end when it says 'by our might and by our right,' our kids in our class whenever we would practice that at school, we'd get to do a little dance," said kennedy, a fourth- grader at leeds elementary
in sioux city. again this year, the symphony orchestra participated in the league of american orchestra's "orchestras feed america." many of the students brough non-perishable food items to be donated to the food bank of siouxland. after years of planning and construction the lauch pad childeren's museum held it's grand opening today. hundreds of community member gathered to commemorate the hard work for all who were involved. the celebration kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony with area commerce and board members. then parents and children alike were invited to take part in all the fun. organizers say it was a great feeling to see this dream become a reality. "there's really no words to describe the emotions that i'm feeling. there's just so much all mixed in. the best part is to see how many people are benefiting from this," said debbie bernstein-lacroix, founding board member of launch pad. the museum hopes to bring more
and welcome another creative outlet to the area. "no matter what you're doing or where you're from there's something to do here. it's a really great atmosphere, really fun, and really educational. it's great, and i love it,"said marcus langseth, develpment & special events coordinator for sioux city community theater. the museum is open monday through sunday and admission from ages one to sixty five is eight dollars. sixty five and over are six dollars, and under one year old is free. we'll be right back after
the weekend. coming up tonight lane was there for the first mothershed. (sheila) penguins at london zoo were given special treats today ahead of valentine's day. (matt) the penguins were given their favorite fish served in heart-shaped blocks of ice. zookeepers said it's to get the penguins in an amorous mood to mark the start of the breeding season. let's check in one more time with ron. tonight: light snow early. low: 14 wind: se/nw 5-10 mph tomorrow: decreasing clouds. high: 19 wind: n 10-20 mph thanks for joining us for news channel four live at five. we're back again at six. stay tuned for the n-b-c nightly
40-day siege, anti-government protesters in custody. it's getting perm. clinton and sanders battle for the black vote as the civil rights icon slams sanders. and a republican brawl takes shape in the south. the polar vortex, tens of millions bracing for the coldest air of the season. al roker is here warning of a dangerous freeze. u.s. olympic officials take action to calm fears over zika after a big star says she's not sure she'd go. and cruise nightmare. passengers who thought they were going to die. now, speaking out and wondering why the captain sailed right into a ferocious storm. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. it's over. the armed siege