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woman: made in georgia noon today. be cautious behind the wheel! there's more sunshine along and west of i-29 and with that temperatures are in the 30s and 40s even further west. today's high will be near 40. your full forecast is coming up - your news starts now. "announcer: "now live from kcau-tv in sioux city, iowa... this is abc9 news this
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lukas good morning and us this midday... the battle to replace supreme court justice anton scalia is shaping up to be a monumental fight -- both in washington and on the campaign trail -- abc's jon karl is at the white story ... " " the partisan battle over replacing justice antonin scalia came fast and furious. after the supreme scalia's death majority leader mitch mcconnell declared "?this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president." senator marco rubio senate shouldn't even start the who president obama nominates: last year, within the the president's term, we should not be appointing supreme court justices. now, the president can go whoever he wants, move forward on it election. but president obama, who called scalia a "brilliant legal mind" - made clear he would move forward. sot obama: "i plan to lfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. but republicans in congress are vowing to run out the clock until
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that has democrats up in arms. sot chuck schumer (this week): "the kind of obstructionism that mitch mcconnell's talking about supreme court vacancies during an election year are extremely rare. and while it's still early, the short-list of potential nominees is already forming. (gfx w/ bio info) it includes merrick garland -- chief judge of the d.c. circuit court of appeals. he's a moderate who has won praise from republicans. circuit court judge jane kelly - she may win the backing of fellow iowan chuck grassley, the republican chair of the senate judiciary committee. and sri srinavasan -- confirmed as a circuit judge 97-0 just three years ago. he would be the first justice of asian descent. lukas a man was shot and killed by an urbandale police officer early saturday morning.
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and killed by an urbandale police officer early saturday morning. responding to a drug tip ... police were called to a hotel around 4 o'clock in the morning... upon arrival ... three suspects began fighting with them. during the scuffle ... a man shot at the officers and an officer returned fire ... killing that man. the investigation includes multiple agencies ... with d-c-i and polk county taking part. video will be important to the case sgt. gary lang, department: "video evidence is a key to any crime and our officers have cameras for quite some time." the name of the officer and the suspects are not this time. suspects fled from the scene and were arrested about half a mile from the hotel. lukas western iowa tech community college hosted
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championship for challenge in robotics. stem, or science, engineering, and mathmatics club compete against one another with their homemade eight stem clubs competed...with robots having to kenetic tasks like picking up and placing keys into a bucket, climbing a ramp, and even switching levers...all for points that could building the ultimate robot task. " robots, it's also and community service. the teams go infront of judges their plan, how they design, and using notebook as evidence. and then they also talk about how they have served their community, it's not just about building the robot although focus. they still school and their trend as several multiple teams in the competition. lukas things were rockin' at the night.
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the second annual memorial a-l-s benefit concert drew a packed bands hitting the stage to help raise money and awareness for a-l-s. one band "number 7 band" was glad to be back to help. "we're hopefully going to raise alot more money than last year which and it's just great opportunity to get everybody, get an awareness event and raise some cause." says heath babis, lead guitar player of the no. 7 band. the opportunity to place bids on memorabilia... from autographed pictures of n-f-l pro peyton manning to singer jimmy buffett. all up for grabs auction. peter godee passed away right after last year's event-- members say that he would have wanted the event to continue. all money raised...just over 14-thousand dollars... will stay here in northwest iowa to help those battling a-l-s lukas musicians in need received a welcomed gift at the sioux city music conservatory this weekend.
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instruments were donated to those wanting to play ... but unable to because of instrument rental fees. instruments of all kinds were donated including guitars, trumpets and a clarinet. donations can be made year round... but... every valentine's day, the conservatory asks the community for more donations with the slogan - "have a heart for music"... "since people found out about the event, it's not just a one day only event it kind of continuously goes on and people can contact us and drop stuff off any time. um...we probably had a dozen instruments donated this season, yeah. so it's a... some of them have been given away already you know. onging process here at the conservatory." this is the conservatory's fifth annual "have a heart for music" fifth annual "have a heart for music" donation drive...the conservatory is a non-profit organization that encourages basic music education throughout the midwest. lukas: also at the hard rock this weekend was a former saturday night live performer ... comedian chris
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for his time on s- n-l... but kattan has now transitioned his career to standup comedy. kattan says there's a distinct difference between his snl days and standup comedy. "the big difference i think in stand ups and saturday night live is you know, you have to control the're the only person there, so it's all up to you. so you know you have to have...when they say you have to have fun, you really have to have fun. well i'm very excited about tonight, i'm really looking forward to it . i like people are going to have a blast ," says kattan. we asked chris what his secret show preparations are and he jokingly told us that he has a unique and he jokingly told us that he has a unique bathing method and he eats a lot of toast. lukas february is american heart month ... a time to reflect on what we can do to improve our life and take care of arguably our most important organ. heart disease ... no matter the type ... make up one in every four deaths. it has become the leading cause of death among men and women alike ... across the nation. one major issue according to the centers for disease control most people don't know enough about cardiac events and
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needs to be part of the equation "probably 90 percent of a heart disease is preventable and yet we spent all kinds of effort dollars and times and people have their lifes impacted because they have heart disease so we don't doenough of that." and speaking of not doing enough ... there is a couple of simple ways to make sure that you are on track with your heart health ... checking your blood pressure on a regular basis and also your cholesteral lukas willow creek lake near pierce has a chronic problem with toxic blue- green algae, paul huges brings us this story and more now " " norfolk firefighters quickly brought a house fire under control sunday night after being dispatched to 309 n. 9th street at just before 9:00. according to norfolk fire lt. scott bonsall, the fire was in an upstairs closet. it took firefighters about ten minutes to control the fire and another 45 to overhaul the structure. the fire remains under investigation. a hearing will be held tuesday before the nebraska legislature's appropriations committee for lb960, the transportation innovation act, which
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infrastructure bank to accelerate roads projects. josh moenning, executive director of the group 4 lanes 4 nebraska, says appropriations committee members need to hear from area residents who support thf bill. willow creek lake near pierce has a chronic problem with toxic blue- green algae, and the board of the lower elkhorn natural resources district heard more about the problem last week. dave rus with the nebraska water science center presented results of a study of the lake and said tests show that both nitrogen and phosphorous contribute to the problem. nrd general manager mike sousek says he's working on funding for a clean up project. those and more stories can be heard on news talk wjag, lite rock 97.5 and 106 kix. lukas still to come... howard is in the mister food test kitchen ... making a dessert fit for the president scott: " " lukas scott: scott:good morning siouxland. here's a
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scott: lukas scott:good morning
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chcompany skycam hd and the storm lake skycam hd in storm lake, iowa. we've had some very light mixed precipitation pass through during
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currently being affected by some light fog which has built up in the region. temperatures are in the 20s and 30s. we have a fairly calm wind at around 10 miles per hour or less from the south. today should be pretty quiet with partly cloudy skies and decent temperatures getting into the upper 30s. tonight, we'll have a piece of energy pull through with some rain, snow, and the potential for a light icy mix especially north and east of sioux city. then we'll have temperatures in the mid to upper 30s for a few days. tonight's rain will be lit across most of the area, but we might see a quarter to a half inch in the northeast. today's high is 39 and it'll be partly cloudy. the low tonight is 29 with light precipitation. then tomorrow we'll have a high of 36 with mostly cloudy and seasonal conditions. here's the extended 7 day forecast. lukas scott:
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after the break... well take a look at a delicious president's day dessert lukas today is
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celebrate the holiday in a special way... howard has the dessert for you. he's in the mister food test kitchen with a recipe straight from the presidential cook book. "it's presidents day, a day to celebrate us presidents. and since we're all about food here in the test kitchen, we cided to do a bit of research on some of our presidents' favorite dishes. here's what we discovered. our country's 1st president, george washington loved all kinds of fruits and preserves, especially cherries. and former president james madison's craved his wife dolly's soft gingerbread. rumor
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for. those who had a chance to dine with fdr, they knew he loved creamed chipped beef as well as, believe it or not donuts. ronald reagan's all-time, most-requested snack was jelly beans, while bill clinton has always had a real passion for chicken enchiladas. so after all that searching around, the one recipe that really stood out was president lincoln's favorite dessert created by his wife mary todd lincoln. it's been called her seduction cake since she used it as a way to make abe fall in love with her while they were courting. it's simply a from- scratch cake loaded with ground almonds and finished with a basic white icing. to get the recipe, just go to and search, "mary todd lincoln's presidential cake," so you can have one of abe's most desired desserts as soon as tonight. i'm howard in the mr. food test kitchen wishing you a president's day filled with lots of . "ooh it's so good!!" " if you would like a
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send us a self addressed stamped envelope here to a-b-c 9 news. our address is 625 douglas street. the zip...51101. be sure to write "mary todd lincoln's presidential cake" on your request. or you can visit our website...siouxlan d matters dot com. and click on the mr. food logo.... lukas coming up after the break... we'll have the inspiring story of two wrestlers beating the odds ... stay with us.
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athletes in the world... of the northwestern wrestling program faced a different... more life battle. brings us the story of two literally beating the odds ... pushing guys! get it going...get it going." first year-assistant college..... nat hit
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techinique kolton's life now.....but what about his life....then? transition an all-american for iowa central back in 2012....he then transfered to midland university in nebraska.....ranking as high as second during the 2012-13 season....... "i felt like i was going to be and i was training there was nothing that was going to stop me from being the national champ things just came to a on june 6th, 2013....kolton developed a deadly infection..... "once bacterial your system it kills and just like that, he hospital....fighting "everybody was brought the priest my last rites....they basically threw their hands up and said there is nothing we can do for him anymore. i was in so much pain...that there was a given didn't think i wanted but a message from through.... "no matter how long are expecting you to come back and make national champ." kolton beat the odds for that comeback? he finished third at tionals in 2014....earning all- american honors for a second time... brings us back to pop it, pop it...pop kolton in coaching preston rock valley. their bond between runs deeper than most........ rik dahl, northwestern wrestling coach: "these guys are drawn together because of adversity they have overcome." just like his coach, meningitis...... preston: "one october day, i got really, really sick." and within a few infection took he was just six years kolton....... he "i just want to show matter what...obstacles in
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kolton kersten:"i had a 10% chance to live and i am sure he had a slim chance too and the fact that we are on the same team and i am able to coacim now is pretty crazy, almost surreal." destiny brought these two together.. "dahl: god moves in crazy ways." ....and like kolton's coach did for him back at midland...................kol ton now pushes preston to be the best....... preston: "man....i am just hoping all the hard work he is putting in pays off..." in has been....nat hit from the sioux city open.....preston won a 4-0 decision in the opening round.....finishing fourth overall......(nat hit) as for the rest of the season...... the sky's the limit....with kolton and preston a team... rik dahl: i think those two being here at the same time, pouring into each other's lives.....has been a huge blessing." lukas next saturday preston will
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if he places in the top three... he will get the chance to chase his all-american aspirations at nationals.... just like his coach. lukas scott's up next with a final check of our forecast. stay with us. lukas scott: tonigh dad: i know. spots. culligan man: the problem is your water! anncr: a culligan whole-house water conditioning system gets rid of sediment or impurities. so keeping everything spotless is effortless. mom: hey. dad: the culligan man.
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culligan man: the problem is your water! anncr: a culligan whole-house water conditioning system gets rid of sediment or impurities. sosoeeping everything spotless is effortless. dad: spots. culligan man: the problem is your water!
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high is 39 and it'll be partly cloudy. the with light precipitation. then tomorrow we'll have a high of 36 with mostly cloudy and here's the extended 7 day forecast.
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