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forecast. it's time for local news that matters! " " deborah: good evening and thanks for joining us... i'm deborah souverain. this evening we begin with tragic news out of spencer iowa, where a high school wrestler who collapsed on the mat last night has died. deborah: spencer high school senior austin roberts...passed away at spencer hospital over night. according to school officials....robert s, a 220-pound wrestler, was rushed to the emergency room after collasping on the mat... during spencer high's invitational wrestling tournament. the school's superintendent says the community is in grief over the tragic situation. "not only was austin an accomplished athlete, austin was a good kid and a good classmate and the type of student that wouldn't hurt a flea but was a fierce competitor as well. we are all hurting for austin and his family and for his classmates and for the staff that had an oppounity to work with him and we are just doing what we
through this tough time," said terry hemann, spencer community schools superintendent. deborah: hemann says the cause of death is not yet known.... and the school district is unaware of any pre-existing conditions that may have contributed to austin's death. a go-fund me account was set up to help the roberts family....and already has rasied over 13 thousand dollars. if you would like to help, visit our website deborah: ....siouxland- matters-dot-com for a link to that go fund me account.. deborah: a family who nearly lost everything in a fire that destroyed their home is starting to piece their lives back together. abc 9's bria bell brings us more. bria: the palmersheim's house caught fire the day before thanksgiving and they almost lost their entire house. they say friends and family have reached out significantly
the house has been gutted and most of the palmersheims belongings are in their temporary place as they wait for their house to be rennovated so they can move back in. they say it's a new challenge that they are facing, but it's been slightly easier with friends and family to make the holidays go a little more smoother. " we had a tree donated to us and then my mother sent a whole box full of decorations and we still have our elf on the shelf who comes everyday. we'll just spend the holidays with our family," said palmersheim. bria: the family says that everything that's happened to them was completly unexpected, but they're greatful because they know it could've been a lot worse. they palermsheims plan on having their house rennovations completed by this coming spring. reporting live in studio, bria bell abc 9 news. deborah: now turning to
last night, the three democratic candidates took hampshire...for 20-15 let's take a look at the highlights. sanders "this is a a problem, i recognize it as a problem, but what the d-n-c did arbitrarily without discussing it with us is shut off our access to our own information , campaign... that is an egregious act." (david muir/abc news debate moderator) "but senator, you do venders, but you said your staff that they did the wrong thing." (sen. bernie sanders/(d) presidential candidate) "absolutely." (david muir/abc news debate moderator) "does secretary clinton deserve an apology tonight?" (sen. bernie sanders/(d) presidential candidate) "yes, i apologize." (applause) clinton:"now that i think we've resolved your data we've agreed on an independent inquiry....
" you want to know why things don't get done in washington? because for the last 24 hours...with those issues being so urgent to people as they tune in tonight wondering how they're even going to be able to buy presents for their kids... we are listening to the bickering back and forth." "we also need to make sure that the really discriminatory messages that trump is sending around the world don't fall on receptive ears. he is becoming isis's best recruiter. deborah: during the debate...when the issue of gun control came up, former maryland governor martin o'malley took the opportunity to call out his democratic rivals. (martin o'malley/(d) presidential candidate) "isil videos. isil training video are telling lone wolfs that the easiest way to buy a combat assault weapon in america at a gun show, and its because of the flip- flopping political approach of washington that both of my two colleagues on this stage have represented there for the last 40 years." (sen. bernie sanders/(d) presidential candidate) "whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa." (martin o'malley/(d) presidential candidate) "we need common sense conversation--" (sen. bernie sanders/(d) presidential candidate) "now let's calm down over there a little bit martin." (hillary clinton/(d) presidential candidate) "yeah, let's get... let's tell the truth, martin." deborah: and when the topic shifted to taxation, abc moderator david muir...prompted hillary clinton to make good on her previous platform of restricting
(david muir/abc news debate moderator) "you have said its your goal, not to raise taxes on families making under 250,000 dollars a year, a goal. but can you say its a promise as you stand here tonight? (hillary clinton/(d) presidential candidate) "that is a pledge that i'm making. i made it it in 2008." (david muir/abc news debate moderator) "a promise?" (hillary clinton/(d) presidential candidate) "yes. it was the same one president obama made. because i don't think me imposing new, big programs that are going to raise middle class families' taxes. deborah: foreign policy was another big issue during the debate. when it came to combating isis....bernie sanders had strong words for global leaders...asking that other world leaders join the fight against isis. sen. bernie sanders, (d) presidential candidat to tell qatar that instead of spending 200 billion dollars on the world cup... maybe they should pay attention to isis which is at their door step. deborah: during the debate ... sanders also took some time to apologize to clinton... for his aides breach of voter data collected by
campaign. deborah: and speaking of sanders, there has been a change of venue for his visit to sioux city tomorrow. bernie sanders town hall meeting in sioux city is now being at the sioux city convention center located on fourth street. the event starts at 7 p.m....doors open at 6. sanders campaign organizers say the venue changed due to the overwhelming turnout projections. coming up a look at the successful weekend a movie from a galaxy far..far away had. stay with us fred: (fred) a cloudy night is ahead, then our weather will turn cooler tomorrow. rain and snow chances are in the 7-day forecast after the break. stay with us!
major changes to the forecast for this week. elisa raffa 2 line cg: elisa raffa email@example.com m (fred) the port neal welding company skycam hd shows the scene from the ho chunk centre in sioux city. the high today was an excellent 46, perfect for
walking the dog. the low was 34. highs over western iowa were in the 30s and 40s. eastern nebraska and southeastern south dakota saw
else. the stormcast shows cooler weather tomorrrow, then a sharp warmup tuesday before rain showers move in early wednesday. the forecast for tonight is for cloudy skies and breezy winds with patchy fog. the low will be 21. tomorrow, look for a high of 32 with mostly cloudy skies, the 7-day shows upper 40s tuesday, then rain and snow wednesday, and chance of snow thursday, a chance of rain on christmas day friday, then a good chance of mixed precipitation with rain, snow, and possibly ice on saturday. sunday will be sunny and cold. deborah/elisa (deborah) thanks, fred. (fred) you bet.
awakened in theaters across the country this weekend with the release of the new 'star wars' movie... ...and the film studio awakened to the biggest box office opening in history. according to disney....the filmed made an estimated 238 million dollars in ticket sales. the movie blew previous record holder 'jurassic world' into another galaxy..so to say. jurassic park's world opening this summer....raked in
pump this year.... .the national average dropping to two dollars a gallon, according to triple-a it hasn't been that low since 20-09... plus more than two-thirds of gas stations are selling gas for less than 2 dollars a gallon, oil price information service one industry analyst says he expects low prices to last into at least january. deborah: their best to avoid of year, you who like to take a trip during the holidays, it's a prime way to rack up the miles and earn big
abc's kendis gibson let's us in on his cheap travel secrets. "i'm on a mission. nats i need to fly 14,000 miles before the end of this month. and it won't be easy. millions of other travelers will be taking to the skies this holiday season, one of the busiest travel times of the ar. so why would i do something so crazy, you might ask? because i need the miles to reach the next level status with h airline. so i'm planning what's called a mileage run. sot - there's two main types of mileage runs. the first is to accrue miles cheaply. the second type of mileage run is with the focus of elite status. brian kelly is one of a growing number of experts who employ all sorts of tricks of the trade? but you don't have to be a professional to enjoy the perks of airline status. sot - it's all types of
to get to that elite status i'm going to take six consecutive flights starting in new york city. i'll fly to seattle, then on to anchorage, alaska, down to phoenix, cross- country to charlotte, overseas to san juan, puerto rico, and back to new york city. all in 52 hours. nats - music nats - 40 hours to go. 19 hours into this trip nats - music but unfortunately for me, it wasn't enough. nats - i'm still 400 points short. i could cry right now. sot - a lot of airlines these days are reducing the amount of miles you earn but still brian says there are ways to save on your holiday travel this year. tip number one, be flexible on your schedule. sot - it may make
tip number two, consider using a low-cost carrier. sot - the fare's just one component of a ticket. and if all else fails, tip number three, use some frequent flyer miles. sot - airlines release a ton of frequent flyer award availability even during the holidays. as for my mileage run... success and my airlines status coming days later thanks to yet another flight... to miami. " deborah if you're one of the lucky fans headed to california to watch the hawkeyes in the rose bowl... here's a big party before the game you won't want to miss. battleship u-s-s iowa in los angeles california , is bringing out the big guns to support the hawkseyes. they're hosting a free pep rally at the historic battleship named after our state. the event is on thursday the 31st....from noon until five...and it's free for all iowans. hawkeye apparel is encouraged. for more information visit their webiste, pacific battleship dot com. coming up in sports...a handful of former siouxland baseball stars returned home to lead a hitting clinic for youngsters... alex has the
earlier in the newscast, spencer senior wrestler austin roberts passed away last night. i wanted to take this opportunity to send our thoughts and prayers to austin's family and the spencer community. if you want to reach out and assist the roberts' family, a go-fund-me has been created to offset medical and funeral expenses. you can find that link on our website....siouxlan dmatters.com or on our abc9 facebook page. alex for the fourth time in school history, the nebraska volleyball team won the national championship. the huskers swept texas in front of a record-crowd in omaha, their first national title since 2006. the champs returned home to lincoln earlier today and they were greeted with a massive crowd. well done big red nation. looking back at nebraska's championship run, they finished the season with 16 straight wins. pretty incredible.
the huskers, with 19 kills....putting a cap on a story- boook ending in omaha. " " congrats against to nebraska. well-deserved national championship. alex for the second time this season, northern iowa took down a national powerhouse. the panthers upset fifth- ranked iowa state last night, capping a great day of action at the big four classic. with saturday's win, northern iowa became the first missouri valley conference team in 50 years to win two games against top-five teams in the same season. uni upset number one north carolina in late november. wes washpun and paul jesperson combined for 49 points against the cyclones, a statement
" " uni visits hawaii this week. iowa state has a road test at cincinatti this week. iowa state has a road test at cincinatti on tuesday. as for the hawkeyes......iowa beat drake by six in the opening game of the big four classic, their fifth straight win over the bulldogs. fran mccaffery's bunch blocked a school record 14
hawks to their 8th win of the season. iowa hosts tennessee tech on tuesday. baseball fans in the area know this name....former north high standout damek tomscha hosted a hitting clinic today over in morningside. along with heelan alums david kerian and paul jacobson, tomscha, who plays in the phillies organization, led hitting drills for a number of young baseball players. once in those very shoes, damek was excited to give back to his community. " " tomscha currently plays for the class-a lakewood blueclaws in the philadelphia phillies organization. we will hear more from the trio of guys who hosted this clinic
later this week. elisa raffa