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click their children into one. and later... there are aches and pains that come with playing sports. the sioux city bandits get their yearly physiccal to make sure they are in tip top shape to hit the field. but first, here's ben.
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friday and saturday before easing back a bit early next week. see graphics. wx timer @ :40 >> the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia has arrived back home in virginia. justice antonin scalia's body arrived at dulles airport late sunday night... and was loaded onto a hearse. earlier on sunday, a procession of about 20 police officers brought the body to an el paso funeral home from the west texas ranch where scalia was found dead on saturday. officials were awaiting word about whether the medical examiner would perform an autopsy, but it was deemed unnecessary. it is believed the 79-year- old scalia died of natural causes. scalia was appointed by president ronald reagan in 19-86 and has been the senior member of the court for several years. authorities say an apartment fire that forced residents to temporarily evacuate saturday, was caused by a child playing with matches. the fire came from an apartment on the fourth floor of castle on the hill apartments according to sioux city fire rescue that's in the 600-block of 13th street in sioux city. an infant was sent to the hospital as a precautionary measure but is said to be doing
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just around 10:30 saturday morning. "the fire alarms went off and usually we don't pay attention of false alarms. but this morning the alarms check and see and there was smoke everywhere and there was water coming from the ceiling so i knew there must have been a fire upstairs," said sherri duet, castle apartment resident. all residents have been allowed back into the building. officials said the case is being ruled an accident and that no criminal charges will be filed. authorities shut down a rental car facility near the albuquerque international sunport sunday after an explosive device was found under a car. police say the car was returned overnight and when a mechanic put it on the lift as part of reinspection protocol, he saw the device. the building was evacuated and customers were sent to a nearby dirt lot to wait for their vehicles. police say the item was determined to be an explosive but was deemed safe, and the rental car facility was reopened. they say the a-t-f and f-b-i
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there. forty-eight people were rescued from two stranded tram cars in new hampshire yesterday. officials say the cars became stranded on the cannon mountain aerial tramway... some 40 feet off the ground. forty-one people were on board the lower car... and seven people were in the top car. all of the of the people safely rappelled down from the tram. officials believe a brake issue caused the tram to get stranded. an investigation into the incident is underway. cannon mountain ski officials handed out vouchers to everyone affected. brazil is using more than 200-thousand military personnel to educate the public about fighting the mosquito that spreads the zika virus. troops have fanned out across brazil to show people how to eliminate the bug that carries the virus. the nationwide offensive is part of president dilma rousseff's declared war on the virus that has quickly spread across the americas. the troops were expected to visit three- million homes in 350 cities to
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pope francis celebrated mass for hundreds of thousands in a crime-ridden suburb of mexico city. the pope told mexicans that there can be "no dialogue with the devil." speaking out against the drug trade and associated violence is a central theme of the pope's visit to mexico. francis also kissed and blessed dozens of sick children at a pediatric hospital. the sioux city art center celebrates youth art month with their 27th annual youth art exhibition. the art center received more than 400 art entries from 21 siouxland high schools. a selection committee chose just 61 pieces to be displayed in the annual exhibit. the winners were honored yesterday afternoon. the youth art exhibit will remain until april 10. the sioux city mayor's youth commission is now accepting applications for its young ambassadors program. the program is open to all students grades 4th through 7th. the student must be enrolled in a sioux city public or parochial school, or home schooled in sioux city. student nominations should
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on. along with the nominations, the students name, address, phone number, and school should be included. all applications should be submitted by april 1st. you can find information on where to send the applications on our website ktiv-dot-com. do you plan on installing or using a car seat or booster seat? the cdc estimates 59- percent of car seats nationally are misued. doing your homework could keep your kid further from harms way. ktiv's sam curtiss has more.
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and looking for seats that could have been recalled....off ering peace of mind. "it's involving my child's life and i just feel much safer driving around just knowing that my car seat is good to go," said lindsey roder, a concerned mother. the cdc estimates 46- percent of car and booster seats nationally are misued...reducing effectiveness. "i was not aware of the, up above the head, where you can adjust it to if they're getting taller to the head for them to have more room," said roder. tools like safer car dot gov can check recalls and complaints. and the cdc has recommendations of how it should be placed in a car. "we always ask them do they feel comfortable to take the car seat in and out themselves and that's the goal," said bennett. in sioux city, sam curtiss, ktiv news four. >> sioux city fire rescue has a
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all you have to do is call and make an appointment. tax season is in full swing. coming up next, we'll give you some tips to make filing easier for you this year. ben: and i'll have your complete
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and 40s this afternoon. another cold front will sweep across the area tonight which will put our warming trend on hold for a couple more days. it'll also cause an overnight mix of rain and snow for most withsome northernmost portions of the viewing area. that should be done by tomorrow morning leaving us breezy with highs in the 30s for the rest of tuesday. we'll see another day in the 30s wednesday before a more southerly wind picks up thursday which will eventually the 50s on friday and saturday before easing back a bit early next week. see graphics. >> it's tax season! do you know how you are going to file? mark barger goes over popular tax software, apps and tips to get you closer to that refund.
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tax act, e-smart and tax slayer are other popular options. (sot: tobie stanger /senior editor, consumer reports) "they all guarantee that their calculations will be accurate the i-r-s says 70 percent of taxpayers are eligible for "free file"... (nats: video) those with income under 62-thousand can use software through the irs website to file a free federal return. if your income's higher... the site can still verify that the tax software you're using is legit. (sot: tobie stanger /senior editor, consumer reports) "see which products they have on the list there and use one of those because those are vetted by the irs" if you tend to wait until the last minute... you'll get a few extra days to file this year. but experts say don't put it off. (sot: tobie stanger /senior editor, consumer reports) "one thing that we recommend if you once you have all your paperwork in hand is to file as soon as possible" you'll get your refund faster and file before identity thieves have the chance to do it for you. mark barger, nbc news.
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april 18th is the deline in most of the country this year... and it's april 19th in massachusetts and maine. straight ahead on news 4 today... the sioux city bandits players are getting ready to start their new season. we'll head to a local hospital to see how the athletes are
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playing football takes a toll on your body. the sioio city bandits know that all too well. saturday they took the time to get their yearly
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ktiv's michelle schoening has more.
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they understand how crucial it is to get these yearly physicals. "this process is pretty valuable to make sure everybody in the best condition possible in terms of their prexcisting conditions or old injuries that need to be taken care of," said rahn franklin, bandits free safety. and after receiving the green light from the doctors, the bandits turn their focus to the season' schedule. in sioux city, michelle schoening ktiv news four. >> the bandits kick off their season on february 27 at home versus the omaha beef. warmer weather is on the way. ben's in next with the details. and d e boy had his chance to shine on the basketball court. we'll show you how he made the buzzer-beater shot, after the break. >
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up, and that's what we'll get
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meanwhile this morning, parts of northeast nebraska/southern siouxland saw some brief light snow last night which, along with some patchy fog, could cause a few slick spots on area roads. clouds will exit throughout the day leaving most with some decent sunshine and highs in the 30s and 40s this afternoon. another cold front will sweep across the area tonight which will put our warming trend on hold for a couple more days. it'll also cause an overnight mix of rain and snow for most wh some light snow accumulations in northernmosos portionsnsf the viewing area. that should be done by tomorrow morning leaving us breezy with highs in the 30s for the rest of tuesday. we'll see another day in the 30s wednesday before a more southerly wind picks up thursday which will help highs reach the 40s and eventually the 50s on friday and saturday before easing back a bit early next week. see graphics. >>
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tennessee school basketball game. he nailed a money shot just seconds before the bubuer. jason lamb has the story.
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team sent robert's brother matthew to guard him. and than robert got the ball. (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "i got the ball.. there was five seconds left in the fourth quarter, i was back there in the corner." a three-pointetethat went up and in. there was still five seconds left on the clock, which explains the delay in what happened next. (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "after the game, everybody .. picked me up and said "go robert". i just loved it..." aboututhat moment that is now gone viral, his parents codn't believe it. "i have never seen so much love in one gym in my life." his coaches couldn't believe it. (unidentified coach): "it's a moment i'll never forget. i don't think i'll ever experience anything more special." robert, he knew it. (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "i knew that ball was going in .. i was about to jump up and down. i was so happy that we .." if it wasn't clear before friday night, there is no doubt right now there is more love here than just for basketball. (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "i just love my family so much and i
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for the guy with nickname "money robert", last friday was priceless. (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "i just... so happy for me" >> 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
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ktiv-dot-com community calendar. good morning and thanks for joining us. some of the stories you'll see coming up.. in the wake of the death of conservative supreme court justice antonin scalia, there is a battle brewing over his replacement. president obama promises to nominate a successor "in due time." while republicans on capitol hill - and on the presidential campaign trail - think that appointment should be made by the person who wins the presidential election in november. also, many families with children on the autism spectrum are hoping lawmakers in des moines will pass bills that would provide insurance coverage for treatments of the developmenta l disorder. we'll hear from one local family of why the coverage is is important. and later... february is heart
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awareness about heart health. now there's a push for people to learn more out preventing strokes. that's in today's healthbeat 4 report. but first ben....
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the sudden death of supreme court justice antonin scalia has kicked off a political battle in washington that is spilling over to the campaign trail. scalia passed away in texas saturday ... but when senate majority leader mitch mcconnell threatened to block any nomination from president obama -- the race for the white house suddenly crystallized into a a discususon of the supreme court. kim hutcherson has more.
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john roberts. (voice of donald trump/republican presidential candidada/abc' s "this week") "he voted in favor of obamacare. he got there because ted cruz pushed him like wild." on cnn's state of the union, jeb bush took a more measured tone: (jeb bush/republic an presidential candidate) "i think president obama's going to submit a nominee and in all likelihoooo this person will be out of the mainstream and he'll be rejected by the senate." marco rubio dismissed concerns about the supreme court working for months with only eight justices. (marco rubio/republic an presidential candidate) in in november and then we'll have -- the court can function with eight justices, it does it all the time. but candidates on the other side of the aisle accused mcconnell and constitution (bernie sanders/demo cratic presidential candidate/abc's "this week") "i don't think that mitch mcconnell has it right on this issue. the constitution is pretty clear and that is, it is the job of the president of the united states to appointt nominate membmbrs to the supreme court aad the senatt confirms." (hillary
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candidate) "president obama said he would nominate someone to the bench and that is exactly what he should be doing and leader mcconnell should follow the constitutional process." i'm kim hutcherson reporting >> we're less than four weeks away from the woodbury county democratic convention. and convention committees are planning the final details. e arrangements and platform committees met on saturday, to put the final pieces together. the platform committee decided what planks they want to push through to the district convention. the woodbury county democrats chair says even though it's an election year, this convention won't be any different. "it't'just a parliamentaryry procedure e at we need to go through in order to push the delegates on to the distri and then on nationals," said penny rosfjord, woodbury county democrats chair. the convention will be held on school. president obama will meet with leaders from the association of f sosoheast asian nations in california today. it's the first u-s-asian gathering hosted in the u-s. other participants include secretary of state john kerry
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penny pritzker. the group will cover several issues including security, trade, and climate change. analysts say the meeting comes as the u-s steps up with efforts to counter china's growth. secretary of state john kerry met with an albanian opposition leader and members of civil society in albania's capital yesterday. kerry is in albania to make a push for the balkan nation to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms. he made the brief stop in tirana to urge the government and opposition parties to support the package, which is now pending in parliament. he said the reforms would be a significant step the european kerry thanked a crowd gathered toto grgrt him outside the n nional history museum, which he briefly albanians "to keep moving forward." the debate over insurance companies covering medical treatment for those with autism continues. a bill in 2010 gave iowa state employees insurance coverere for
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now there's a new push in the legislature for a bill to guarantee coverage for families affected by autism. ktiv's michelle schoening has the details.
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companies for autism treatment for 29-cents per member per month. it's all about providing equal coverage for iowa families. "expanding to allow everyone that type o ocoverage it would just be a matter of fairness," said rep. dave dawson. cobbs says they aren't asking for advanced coverage, just adequate coverage. "people will continue to ask, well why do you do this? they won't cover them unless we do. they won't cover families like ours unless the state takes action to make sure it happens," said josh cobbs. in sioux city, michelle schoening ktiv news four. >> forty-three states have passed similar legislation. the bill has moved forward in the senate through the sub- committees. the house has until friday to move the bill forward. students at sioux city's west high brought thehe philanthropic efforts to life on saturday night. the student council organized a "pink out" night during a basketball boy-girl doubleheader. area businesses pitched in to sponsor a silent auction. specially made t-shirts were
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doned the rosey color. all of the funds raised will go to susan g. komen for the cure. . planningngook a month but students were satisfied with the event they were able to organize. "oh god it was a lot of work but, to see the final result, i'mo proud of our council and all the work we put into it," said valerie diaz, a west high student council member. the event raised $1,500. for about eight hundred girls in northern utah... this valentine's day is one they probably won't soon forget. and it's all thanks to a very generous a classmate. daniel woodruff has the story.
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(kayedin craw/received flolor) "i brought it home and my mom's like, who gave you that? hayden." (hayden godfrey/boug ht flowers for classmates) "i want to make as many people happy as possible." the high school senior whoho good deed has quickly become the talk of the town (hayden godfrey/boug ht flowers for classmates) "we got around 800 flowers out there." one for every girl at sky view high school (hayden godfrey/boug ht flowers for classmates) "i don't think a girl should be left out durininvalentine's day." yden ordered the flolors himself... recruited some and just befe school ended thursday for the long weekend -- passed them out. (kayedin craw/received flower) "everybody was holding a flower, i just thought that was so cool." impressive right? well, especially when you
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standup: hayden works here at lee's marketplace as a bagger. he's been saving all of his money to buy all those flowers. and you can bet he wouldn't be able to do that with just one paycheck. (steve hoggan/lee's marketplace) "there's no way (laughs) there's no way." steve he's hayden's boss (steve hoggan/lee's marketplace) "to spend your money like that, it takes someone with real heart." now, yoo might thinn hayden is now 800 girls with flowers... 800 potential dates for this big man on campus... except... (hayden godfrey/boug ht flowers for classmates) "i already have a girlfriend, so..." that's right: (hayden's girlfriend) "it's really sweet of him to do this." he's taken (hayden's girlfriend) "to watch every single one of those girls walk out of school with a big smile on their face makes me very happy and very proud of him." >> february is national heart
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northernmost portions of the viewing area. that should be done by tomorrow morning leaving us breezy with highs in the 30s for the rest of tuesday. we'll see another day in the 30s wednesday before a more southerly wind picks up thursday which will help highs reach the 40s and eventually the 50s on friday and saturday before easing back a bit early next week. see graphics.
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this month, it's especially important to remember our hearts. but, there's another related condition that can be even more debilitating than a heart attack. ktiv's sheila brummer shows us the push to prevent stroke in today's healthbeat 4 report. this monon's heart ball broughgh hundredsdsf people together with a mission to bring awareness and raise money to fight the nation'siggest killer; cardiovascular disease. a "vital" time medical professionals say to encourage people e live a long and h hlthier life. :28 "we all talk about heart attacks and heart awareness and cardiovacular health but, thwse all of them are all really, really important in stroke health', said nicole shea, mercy stroke center. when siouxland saw the first heart ball more than two decades ago, stroke was the number five killer in america. with all the money raised
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three. 9 "if you know the s sns and sysytoms and get in fast enough there are things we can reduce those risks and those symptoms and sometimes we can reduce them and you go home with no symptoms," said nicole shea, mercy stroke center. nicole shea with the mercy stroke center says it's important to know your numbers and own your life. (shorten up sot? - bullet points - or cover sot with video) 2:46 "more people should follow the advice, but it's not always the easiest things to do." but, really just little changes. decreasing the amount of sodium, exercise a little bit more each day. more and reducing the fat that you eat., just a few 2:58 little things to make a big difference in your life." when it comes to stroke it's important for people to act f.a.s.t. the "f" means look for an uneven smile on someone's face. the "a" means check is one arm is weak. the "s" means listen for slurred speech. the "t" equals time. >> mercy medical center is also holding a heart expo next sunday.y. it runs from 11 1 m. until 1 p.m at thheart center on the 4th floor of the
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there's a free carotid mini- screening and a special focus for teens. they can learn cpr and get a jump start on protecting their hearts for life. for more information check out our website, ktiv.com. coming up next.... a a w study finds men are doing more laundry. so howre companies catering to them? and a new company is giving people a huge incentive to tie the knot. but there's a catch. we'll tell you about it, after
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>> stocks ended last week on an up note, finishing sharply higher on the strength of energy and financial shares. friday was the market's first up day all week. the dow climbed more than 313 points to close at 15,973. the nasdaq rose more than 70 points and the s&p 500 rose over 35 points. banks rose friday after deutsche bank offered to buy more than $5 billion in bonds. its shares were up 11 percent. jp morgan chche was up 8 percent. the financici markets are closed today for predents' day.
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and it's not too late to take advantage of the first major sales holiday of the year. with more on that story and other business news, here's ktiv's kaitlyn kinney.... thanks guys. if you didn't get in on the als over the weekend, yoyostill have a chance.e. many retailers are having storewide sales to clear out merchandise left over from the holidays. president's day is traditionally also one of the biggest car buying holidays of the year... with dealers offering additional incentivesesnd savings. fat wallet dototom says esident's day saleseslso offer one the best times of the year to take advantage of deep discounting on home upgrades from big name brands. a new startup is hoping to lure in couples ready to tie the knot with an offer they can't refuse. seattle-based 'swanluv' will give couples up to ten- thousand dollars to use toward their dream wedding. but there's one catch. if they get divorced, they have to pay the money back, plus interest. the interest rate depends on the
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together... utilizing data from their application. you're looking at some of the 29 products awarded "2016 product of the year" in a nationwide survey of 40-thousand consumers... conducted by market research company t-n-s. the products will soon begin appearing with a distinctive red "product of the year" logo placed on their packaging and in advertising... helping them stand out to consumers. "product of the e ar" is the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. to see all the winners, you can log on to "product of the year usa-dot-com." and a shift is happening in many american households... men are doing more laundry. the shift has some detergent and washing machine makers researching male behavioio more... . pecially since men and women wash their clothes differently. tide is experimenting with new scents that it considers to be more masculine. and whirlpool has added a cycle to keep colors from mixing...
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when we come back on this monday morning, we'll take a look at the top stories from around siouxland. and kanye west is asking mark zuckerburg for money. find out why... in the hollywood
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we've been promising a warm- up, and that's what we'll get this week, but in due time!
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northeast nebraska/southern siouxland saw some brief light snow last night which, along with some patchy fog, could cause a few slick spots on area roads. clouds will exit throughout the day leaving most with some decent sunshine and highs in the 30s and 40s this afternoon. another cold front will sweep across the area tonight which will put our warming trend on hold for a couple more days. it'll also cause an overnight mix of rain and snow for most with some light snow ccumulations in nothernmost portions of the viewing area. that should be done by tomorrow morning leaving us breezy with highs in the 30s for the rest of tuesday. we'll see another day in the 30s wednesday before a more southerly wind picks up thursday which will help highs reach the 40s and eventually the 50s on friday nd saturday before eaeaing back a bit early next week. see graphicss >> > here are the news stories making top headlines in siouxland this monday morning. there's a push in the iowa legislature to guarantee insurance coverage for families affected by autism. it's an important cause to tina and josh cobbs of sioux city. their 15-year old son, noah, has autism. when he was five, he was able to receive treatment. but he has since aged out of the grant that paid for it. democratic repressntativ e dave dawson of sioux city s co-s-sonsor of a bbl that would require all insurance compaies to cover the diagnosis and treatment plan for people under the age of 22 with autism. authorities say a fir that prompted evacuation of sioux city's castle on the hill saturday was started by a child playing with matches. the fire came from an apartment on the fourth floor.
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temperatures around 10:30 saturday morning. there were no injuries, bututan infant was sent to the hospital as a precautionary measasre. people were seeing a ot of pink at the west high school gym this wekend. the student council organized a "pink out" night as a way to raise funds for "susan g. komen for the cure." specially made t-shirts were sold and businesses contributed items for a silent auction. the event raised 15- hundred dollars. february is youth art month and works by young siouxland artists are on display at the sioux city art center. the art center receiveddore than 400 art entries frrm 21 siouxland high schools. a selection committee che 61 pieces to be displayed in the 27th annual youth art exhibition. they'll remain on display until april 10th. the british oscars took place over the weekend. and kanye west looks to facebook founder mark zuckerburg for help. david daniel has it all in today's hollywood minute.
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this year would make him the first back-to- back best director oscar winner in more than 65 years. "it's not regular." nothing kanye west does is regular! after more than two years, the wait for his new album, "the life of pablo," seemed over -- and then it wasn't. he announced the release friday morning, but by sunday said it s delayed, and askededans to stream the album from subscription service tidal. this followed a week of intense promotion, including a fashion show at madison square garden, a performance on "saturday night live," and a series of attention- getting tweets, proclaiming himself 53- million dollars in debt, and appealing to facebook founder mark zuckerberg to invest a billion dollars in his ideas... after all, kaae is the greatest artist of all time. just ask
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coming up in our third half hour this morning.... one boy had his chance to shine on the basketball court. we'll show you how hmade the buzzer-beater shot. and iowa hoping to bounce back from their second conference loss. highlights from their game against minnesota are on the way in the sports fource morning
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good morning. thanks for joining us on this monday, february 15th coming up in this half hour of news 4 today... as controversy over his replacement grows, the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia arrives back to his hometown in rginia. and residedes in a sioux city aprtment complex were forced from their homes while firefighers worked to clear the air after a child playing with
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also, do your kids use a car seat or a booster seat? most parents aren't installing them correctly, but a clinic in sioux citytyis helping concerned parents s el comfortable when n they click eir kids into one. and later... there are aches and pains that come with playing sports. the sioux city bandits get their yearly physicals to make sure they are in tip top shape to hit the field. but first, here's ben.
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doneby tomorrow morning leaving us breezy with highs in the 30s for the rest of tuesday. we'll see another day in the 30s wednesday before a more southerly wind picks up thursday which will help highs reach the 40s and eventually the 50s on friday and saturday before easing back a bit early next week. see graphics. >> the body of suprememcourt justice antonin scalia has arrived back home in virginia. scalia's body arrived at dulles airport late sunday night... and was loaded onto a hearse. earlier sunday, a procession of about 20 police officers brought the body to an el paso funeral home from the west texas ranch where scalia was found dead on turday. officials wewe awaiting wororabout whether the medical examiner would perform an autopsy, but it was deemed unnecessary. it is believed the 79-year- old scalia died of natural causes. scalia was appointed by president ronald reagan in 19-86 and has been the senior member of the court for several years. authorities say an apartment fire that forced residents to temporarily evacuate
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playing with matches. the fire came from an apartmt on the fourth floor of castle on the hill apartments, according to sioux city fire rescue. that's in the 600-block of 13th street in sioux city. an infant was sent to the hospital as a precaution but is said to be doing fine. the fire forced residents out into the frigid temperatures just around 10:30 saturday morning. "the fire alarms went off and usually we don't pay attention to it because it's usually a lot of false alarms. but this morning the alarms went outside my apartment to check and see and there was smoke everywhere and there was water coming from the ceiling so i knew upstairs," said sherri duet, castle apartment resident. all residents have been allowed back into the building. officials said the case is being ruled an accident and that no criminal charges will be filed. authorities shut down a rental car facility near the albuquerque international sunport sunday after an explosive device was found under a car. police say the car was returned overnight and when a mechanic put it on the lift as part of reinspection protocol, he saw the device. the building was evacuated and
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were sent to a nearby dirt lot to wait for their vehicles. police say the item was determined to be an explosive but was deemed safe, and the facility was reopened. they say the a-t-f and f-b-i will continue to investigate the object and track down who put it there. forty-eight people were rescued from two stranded tram cars in new hampshire yesterday. officials say the cars became stranded on the cannon mountain aeri tramway... some 40 feet off the ground. forty-one people were on board the lower car... and seven people were in the top car. all of the of the people safely rappelled down from the tram. officials believe a brake issue caused the tram to get stranded. an investigation into the incident is underway. brazil is usininmore than 200-thousand military personnel to educate the public about fighting the mosquito that spreads the zika virus. troops have fanned out across brazil to show people how to eliminate the bug that carries the virus. the nationwide offensive is part of president declared war on the virus that
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the troops were expected to visit three- million homes in 350 cities to hand out explanatory pamphlets. pope francis celebrated mass for hundreds of thousands in a crime-ridden suburb of mexico city. the pope told mexicans that there can be "no dialogue with the devil." speaking out against the drug trade and associated violence is a central theme of the pope's visit to mexico. francis also kissed and blessed dozens of sick children at a pediatric hospital. the sioux city art center celebrates youth art month with its 27th annual yoututart exhibition. the art center received moror than 400 art entries from 21 siouxland high schools. a selection committee chose 61 pieces to be displayed in the annual exhibit. the winners were honored yesterday afternoon. the art will remain on display until april 10. the sioux city mayor's youth commissisi is now accepting applications for its young ambassadors program. the program is open to all students grades 4th through 7th. the student must be enrolled in
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home schooled in sioux city. student nominations should include a letter of recommendati on. along with the nominations, the students name, address, phone number, and s sool should be incncded. all applications should be submitted by april 1st. you can find information on where to send the applications on our website ktiv-dot-com. do you plan on installing or using a car seat or booster seat? the cdc estimates 59- percent of car seats nationally are misued. authorities say proper installation of seats is essential to protecting children. ktiv's sam curti has more.
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rescue checked them saturday. going over proper installation and looking for seses that could have been recalled....off ering peace of mind. "it's involvg my child's life and i just feel much safer driving around just knowing that my car seat is good to go," said lindsey roder, a concerned mother. the cdc estimates 46- percent of car and booster seats nationally are misued...reducing effectiveness. "i was not aware of the, up above the head, where you can adjust it to if they're getting taller to adjust the head for them to have more room," said roror. tools like safer car dot gov can check recalls and complaints. and the cdc has recommendations how it should be placed in a car. "we always ask them do they feel comfortable to take the car seat in and out themselves and that's the goal," said bennett.
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news four. >> sioux city fire rescue has a crew that will check seats year round. all you have to do is call and make an appointment. a teenage boy from tennessee had a special moment on the basketball court. we'll show you how he made the last-second shot. and i'll have your complete
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wx timer @ 2:15 we've been promising a warm- up, and that's what we'll get this week, but in due time! meanwhile this morning, parts of northeast nebraska/southern siouxland saw some brief light snow last night which, along with some patchy fog, could cause a few slick spots on area roads. clouds will exit throughout the day leaving most with some decent sunshine and highs in the 30s and 40s this afternoon. another cold front will sweep across the area tonight which will put our warming trend on hold for a couple more days. it'll also cause an overnight mix of rain and snow for most with some light snow accumulations in northernmost portions of the viewing area. that should be done by tomorrow morning leaving us breezy with highs in the 30s for the rest of tuesday. we'll see another day in the 30s wednesday before a more southerly wind picks up thursday which will help highs reach the 40s and eventually the 50s on friday and saturday before easing back a bit early
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a special-needs teenager brought the crowd to its feet at a tennessee school basketball game. he nailed a shot just seconds before the buzzer. jason lamb has the story.
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night he was at f-r-a's game against the univererty school of nashville, when a head coach invited robert to suit up and sub in. natsot: lewis talkabout basketball not only that, but the opposing team sent robert's brother matthew to guard him. and than robert got the ball. (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "i got the ball.. there was five seconds left in the fourth quarter, i was back there in the corner." a three-pointer that went up and in. there was still five seconds left on the clock, which explains the delay in what happened next. (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "after the game, everybody .. picked me up and said "go robert". i just loved it..." about that moment that is now gone viral, his parents couldn't believe it. "i have never seen so much love in one gym in my life." his coaches couldn't believe it. (unidentified coach): "it's a moment i'll never forget.
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experience anything more special." robert, he knew it. (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "i knew that ball was going in .. i was about to jump up and down. i was so happy that we .." if it wasn't clear before friday night, there is no doubt right now there is more love here than just for basketball. (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "i just love my family so much and i just love everyone..." for the guy with nickname "money robert", last friday was priceless. (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "i just... so happy for me" >> the hawkeyes looking to bounce back from their second conference loss. they had a pretty good chance to do it last night. and the iowa state men hoped to
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the hawkeyes looking to bounce back from their second conference loss. they had a pretty good chance to do it last night. and the iowa state men hoped to get back on track against texas. those highlights, coming up in
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iowa picked up a big win on the basketball court yesterday. but nobody expected the fight that they got from the team on the visitor's bench. ktiv's mark freund has more in the sports fource morning wrap.
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iowa lost its second big ten game on thursday, falling to indiana. that loss put the hawkeyes in a three-way tie for the conference lead with the hoosiers and maryland - but iowa has already lost to both of those teams. iowa, back at home to face minnesota, who's 0-and-12 in league play. this one - big for the conference standings - more on that later. iowa had to focus on minnesota - just a one-point game late in the first half - jarrod uthoff - holy smokes - iowa up 6 at the break. second half - peter jok heats up - from distance - 27 points for jok. but minnesota brought it tonight - nate mason - nice drive and reverse. then, gophers down 6 with under 4 to play - they feed jordan murphy for the dunk - this was just a two point game late. but the gophers went cold - the hawkeyes did not - jok on the three, then uthoff scores inside. it wasn't pretty - but iowa does win it at home, 75-to-71. this is why tonight's win was important - it puts iowa back atop the conference standings - all by themselves. maryland and indiana
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tiebreakers over iowa by virtue of head-to-head victories - so a big win tonight. iowa is at penn state on wednesday. iowa state picked up an 85-to-75 win over texas saturday night. monte morris tied a career high with 24 points - 19 of them coming in the second half. georges niang added 24 points - but one of the big stories was jameel mckay. mckay returned from a two game suspension and notched 8 points, 7 rebound and 4 blocks off the bench. iowa state had lost three of four before saturday's win. time that, collectively, we were a real team tonight," said head coach steve prohm. "now, we've got to carry that forward." "i just feel like the last couple games, we didn't really have the will to win," said senior forward georges niang. "we were giving up late leads and stuff like that. we'll use that as motivation. we're just so passionate and we really wanted this win, and i think when you want it that bad, you're going to pull it out. we just need to play every "i missed it, said senior forward jameel mckay. "i missed playing with my teammates. i missed
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it just felt like it was a relief being out there again." iowa state is at baylor on tuesday. for more sports, you can head on over to our website, ktiv.com. i'm mark freund with the sportsfource morning wrap. have a great day. >> we've got warmer weather headed our way this week. ben's in with the details after the break. and sioux city bandits players new season. how they're preparing to defend their champsionship this year.
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afternoon. another cold front will sweep across the area tonight which will put our warming trend on hold for a couple more days. it'll also cause an overnight mix of rain and snow for most with some light snow accumulations in northernmost portions of the viewing area. that should be done by tomorrow morning leaving us breezy with highs in the 30s for the rest of tuesday. we'll see another day in the 30s wednesday before a more southerly wind picks up thursday which will help highs reach the 40s and eventually the 50s on friday and saturday before easing back a bit early next week. see graphics. >> playing football takes a toll on your body. the sioux city bandits know that all too well. saturday they took the time to get their yearly physical check-up before their season kicks off. ktiv's michelle schoening has more.
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every year the sioux city bandits get up, bright and early on a saturday and get their yearly physical. this year physicans from the tri-state specialists and mercy singing hills stepped-in to make sure players are ready to step out on the field. the head coach says with a limited roster..it's important to have everyone ready to go. "we need these guys as healthy as can be. so it's very important for us to know going into camp these guys are healthy and available for us," said erv strohbeen, sioux city pressure to making sure their joints are in the right motion. doctors at the physicians clinic are preping the players to be game ready," said michelle schoening siouxland's news channel. doctors say the physicals are all about avoiding injuries during the season. "we try to identify findings that could give us a clue in either bracing or preventative measures that we can do like taping around the ankle that may aid in
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said dr. aaron althaus, tri-state specialists physician. as for the players, they understand how crucial it is to get these yearly physicals. "this process is pretty valuable to make sure everybody in the best condition possible in terms of their prexcisting conditions or old injuries that need to be taken care of," said rahn franklin, bandits free safety. and after receiving the green light from the doctors, the bandits turn their focus to the season' schedule. in sioux city, michelle schoening ktiv news four. >> the bandits kick off their season on february 27 at home versus the omaha beef. it's . time for a break. we're back with our fourth half hour of news 4 today. if you're looking for something to do, where are some things going on from the ktiv-dot-com
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good morning and thanks for joining us. some of the stories you'll see coming up.. in the wake of the death of conservative supreme court justice antonin scalia, there is a battle brewing over his replacement. president obama promises to nominate a successor "in due time." while republicans on capitol hill - and on the presidential campaign trail - think that appointment should be made by the person who wins the presidential election in november. also, many families with children on the autism spectrum are hoping lawmakers in des moines will pass a bill that would provide insurance coverage for treatments of the developmenta l disorder. we'll hear from one local family of why the coverage is is important. and later... most women love getting flowers. one high school senior in utah bought 800 of them, one for every girl in his school. but first ben....
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morning, parts of northeast nebraska/southern siouxland saw some brief light snow last night which, along with some patchy fog, could cause a few slick spots on area roads. clouds will exit throughout the day leaving most with some decent sunshine and highs in the 30s and 40s this afternoon. another cold front will sweep across the area tonight which will put our warming trend on hold for a couple more days. it'll also cause an overnight mix of rain and snow for most with some light snow accumulations in northernmost portions of the viewing area. that should be done by tomorrow morning leaving us breezy with highs in the 30s for the rest of tuesday. we'll see another day in the 30s wednesday before a more southerly wind picks up thursday which will help highs reach the 40s and eventually the 50s on friday and saturday before easing back a bit early next week. see graphics. >> the sudden death of supreme court justice antonin scalia has kicked off a political battle in
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to the campaign trail. scalia passed away in texas saturday ... but when senate majority leader mitch mcconnell threatened to block any nomination from president obama -- the race for the white house suddenly crystallized into a discussion of the supreme court. kim hutcherson has more.
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presidential candidate) "i think president obama's going to submit a nominee and in all likelihood this person will be out of the mainstream and he'll be rejected by the senate." marco rubio dismissed concerns about the supreme court working for months with only eight justices. (marco rubio/republic an presidential candidate) "so let's let the voters weigh in in november and then we'll have -- the court can function with eight justices, it does it all the time. but candidates on the other side of the aisle accused mcconnell and republicans of ignoring the constitution (bernie sanders/demo cratic presidential candidate/abc's "this week") "i don't think that mitch mcconnell has it right on this issue. the constitution is pretty clear and that is, it is the job of the president of the united states to appoint, nominate members to the supreme court and the senate confirms." (hillary clinton/democ ratic presidential candidate) "president obama said he would nominate someone to the bench and that is exactly what he should be doing and leader mcconnell should follow the constitutional process." i'm kim hutcherson reporting >> woodbury county democrats met over the weekend to work on platforms ahead of next month's county convention. the arrangements and platform committees met to put the final pieces
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decided what planks they want to push through to the district convention. the woodbury county democratic chair says even though it's an election year, this convention won't be any different. "it's just a parliamentary procedure that we need to go through in order to push the delegates on to the district and then on to state and then on to nationals," said penny rosfjord, woodbury county democrats chair. the convention will be held on march 12 at west high school. president obama will meet with leaders from the association of southeast asian nations in california today. it's the first u-s-asian gathering hosted in the u-s. other participants include secretary of state john kerry and secretary of commerce penny pritzker. the group will cover several issues including security, trade, and climate change. analysts say the meeting comes as the u-s steps up with efforts to counter china's growth. secretary of state john kerry met with an albanian opposition leader and members of civil society in albania's capital yesterday.
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push for the balkan nation to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms. he made the brief stop in tirana to urge the government and opposition parties to support the package, which is now pending in parliament. he said the reforms would be a significant step forward in albania's bid to join the european union. kerry thanked a crowd gathered to greet him outside the national history museum, which he briefly toured, and urged albanians "to keep moving forward." the debate over insurance companies covering medical treatment for those on the autism spectrum continues. a bill in 2010 gave iowa state employees insurance coverage for autism treatments but not for every family. now there's a new push in the legislature for a bill to guarantee coverage for families affected by autism. ktiv's michelle schoening has
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for their 15-year- old son noah, who suffers from autism. "it's hard to know there is help but we just can't get it," said tina cobbs. when noah was five, he was able to receive applied behavior analysis treatment. but noah has since aged out of a grant which paid for that treatment. "it's recommended by the surgeon general, the cdc, the american academy of pediatrics. what it that does is help he gain and acquire new skills and help in reduce self- injurious behavior," said josh cobbs, parent of child with autism. a proposed bill in the iowa legislature would require all insurance companies to cover the diagnosis and treatment plan for
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current state employees get coverage through state insurance companies for autism treatment for 29-cents per member per month. a co-sponsor of the bill says it's all about providing equal coverage for iowa families. "expanding to allow everyone that type of coverage it would just be a matter of fairness," said rep. dave dawson. cobbs says they aren't asking for advanced coverage, just adequate coverage. "people will continue to ask, well why do you do this? they won't cover them unless we do. they won't cover families like ours unless the state takes action to make sure it happens," said josh cobbs. in sioux city, michelle schoening ktiv news four. >> 43 states have passed similar legislation. the bill has moved forward in the senate through the sub- committees. the house has until friday to move the bill forward to keep it alive. students at sioux city's west high brought their philanthropic efforts to life on saturday night. the student council organized a "pink out" night during the boys and girls basketball doubleheader. area businesses pitched in to sponsor a silent auction and specially made t-shirts were also sold. many in the crowd doned the rosey color. all of the funds raised will go to susan g. komen for the cure. planning took a month but students says they were happy with the event they organized. "oh god it was a lot of work but, to see the final result, i'm so proud of our council and all the work we put into it," said valerie diaz, a west high student council member. the pink out night raised
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for about eight hundred girls in northern utah... valentine's day was one they won't soon forget. and it's all thanks to a very generous a classmate. daniel woodruff has the story.
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was holding a flower, i just thought that was so cool." impressive right? well, especially when you consider it cost this student nearly $500 standup: hayden works here at lee's marketplace as a bagger. he's been saving all of his money to buy all those flowers. and you can bet he wouldn't be paycheck. (steve hoggan/lee's marketplace) "there's no way hoggan knows he's hayden's boss (steve hoggan/lee's marketplace) "to spend your money like that, real heart." now, you might think hayden is the luckiest guy in school right now 800 girls with flowers... 800 potential dates for this big except... (hayden godfrey/boug ht flowers for classmates) "i already have a girlfriend, so..." that's right: (hayden's girlfriend) "it's really sweet of him to do this." he's taken (hayden's girlfriend) "to watch every single one of those girls walk out of school with a big smile on their face makes me very happy and very proud of him." >> people in chile showed their love in a unique way for valentine's day this year. we'll show you their tomato fight in what's trending. and i'll have your complete
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for the rest of tuesday. we'll see another day in the 30s wednesday before a more southerly wind picks up thursday which will help highs reach the 40s and eventually the 50s on friday and saturday before easing back a bit early next week. see graphics. >> here's whats' trending today... chileans hurled tomatoes at each other
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the annual "war of the tomato." some 100 tons of tomatoes were used by those in the food fight to lob at each other. organizers said about 15- thousand people joined the tomato fight. the event was started by a local man and some friends, but the municipal authorities have since taken charge of the tomato war. still ahead this morning... series. and doctor dre is the focus of the first show. plus...the grammy's are tonight. we've got a preview of some of the artists who could take home top honor's at
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music's biggest night is tonight... the grammy awards will honor the year's best in many categories of music. nbc's mark barger has a preview of what to expect for some of the major awards.
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nats "1989" sold more than 5 million copies....and spawned 5 hits.... including "bad blood", which had lamar as a featured presence. (sot lyndsay parker / managing editor, yahoo music :37-44) "if people are voting along the line of commercial success and industry influence, taylor has it made, because like, that album dominated." but swift's tune, "blank space" and lamar's hit, 'alright' could both take a back seat in the song of the year category... nats to charlie puth and "see you again". (sot lyndsay parker / managing editor, yahoo music :58-1:04) "it was dedicated to paul walker, from the fast and furious franchise, who sadly, died. and i think a lot of people resonated with that." nats "screaming, crying" record of the year also sees "blank space" as a contender.... along with "thinking out loud" by ed sheeran, "really love" by d'angelo and the vanguard... and "can't feel my face" by the but parker expects mark ronson and bruno mars to win nats "don't believe me just watch!" for "uptown funk". (sot lyndsay parker / managing it was so ubiquitous. it was the song!" and it could be among the winners tonight at the grammys.
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apple is entering the original t-v series business. and hip-hop legend doctor dre will star in the company's first original scripted television series. "vital signs" will follow a plot described as "semi- auto- biographical" about the rapper's life. doctor dre will also be an executive producer on the program. the series will most likely be distributed through apple music, the tech company's streaming music component. but it's not clear if "vital signs" will be offered on apple t-v, the i-tunes store or other apple platforms. monday, february 15 al- olympic gold medal swimmer amy van dyken- rouen is 43 sarah- actor christopher mcdonald is 61 al- model janice dickinson is 61 sarah- "simpsons" creator matt
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top headlines from across siouxland. and the newest family member at
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siouxland this monday morning. there's a push in the iowa legislature to guarantee insurance coverage for families affected by autism. it's an important cause to tina and josh cobbs of sioux city. their 15-year old son, noah, has autism. when he was five, he was able to receive treatment. but he has since aged out of the grant that paid for it. democratic representativ e dave dawson of sioux city is co-sponsor of a bill that would require all insurance companies to cover the diagnosis and treatment plan for people under age 22 with autism.
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prompted evacuation of sioux city's castle on the hill saturday was started by a child playing with matches. the fire came from an apartment on the fourth floor and forced residents out into the frigid temperatures around 10:30 saturday morning. there were no injuries, but an as a precaution. people were seeing a lot of pink at the west high school gym this the student council organized a "pink out" night as a way to raise funds cure." specially made t-shirts were contributed items for a silent auction. the event raised $1,500. february is youth art month and works by young siouxland artists are on display at the sioux city art center. the art center received more than 400 entries from 21 siouxland high schools. a selection committee chose 61 pieces to be displayed in the 27th annual youth art exhibition. they'll remain on display until april 10th.
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leave it to the next president. we'll have the latest.. and presidential hopeful jeb bush weighs in, live. also ahead.. how would you react, if you saw a parent pressuring a child.. to shoplift?? do you confront them? this morning, an eye-opening those stories, plus.. the women.. breaking boundaries sports illustrated swimsuit issue. 2 of them will join us, when we get started, here on today. >> a zoo in south carolina showed off its new resident... and revealed his name. meet tatu - a baby boy giraffe and the newest addition to the greenville zoo. tatu was born on february second to proud parents autumn and walter. tatu means "third child" in swahili since he is their third calf. tatu weighed nearly 158 pounds when he was born and stands at just over six- feet tall.
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good morning. paying respects. the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia arrived in virginia overnight. while the battle to who should fill his seat is already in full swing. >> we have a president. he was elected. he has the right to nominate another supreme court justice. >> the lame duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the supreme court. >> this morning, the epic once in a generation fight over the direction of the court and the country.
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as his brother gets set to hit the campaign trail today. after a weekend of record setting lows, the weather conditions will affect 90 million from the deep south to the north today. tomorrow, things heat up in a big way. new scandal for spitzer? elliott spitzer has been accused of choking a woman inside a new york city hotel room. he says there is no truth to the allegation. police are investigating. and trapped! dozens of people, including a baby, stuck in a train car for hours in sub zero temperatures. the riders finally lowered to safety by rope and glad to be back on solid ground today, monday, february 15th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
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