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move through this morning. visibility is compromised across northeast nebraska with patchy fog. temperatures are stationed in the 30s across the map - not bad! here's the planner where we'll top out near 40 with calm and cloudy conditions. your forecast is coming up - your news starts now. "announcer: "now live from kcau-tv in sisix city, iowa... this is abc9 news this midday.... " " lukas good morning and thanks for joining us this midday. i'm lukas voss sioux city recorded it's first murder of 2016 today, and literally jsut moments ago the suspect of the fatal stabbing wa taken into custody. . this breaking
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they have confirmed they have the police. lukas: 47-year-old elias wanatee is suspected of stabbing death of 50-year-old vernon mace. police were asking for a warrant to charge wanatee with 2nd degree murder. agagn, just confirird moments ago, police say they y have h h in custody nono authorities s y they were called out to the 1900 block of west 1st street in sioux city ... just after 2 this morning . the victim was taken to mercy medical center by a private party before officers arrived. he was treated for several stab wounds but died due to his injuries ... authorities say they believe that wantatee knew the victim and that this was not a random crime. abc9 has learned that wantatee was currently out on bond for an assault in which he brandished a machete in a walmart parking lot. . a bench warrent wawaissued for his
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this month after he failed to appear in courur again ... is being considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information on wanatee's whereabouts is being asked to call authorities immediately. lukas a sioux city woman is facing several charges after firing a weapon during an argument outside a home monday evening. court documents say michelle myers was arguing with the residents of a home on 16th street around 10 p-m monday night... when she fired a round into the pavement after being denied enterance to the home ...the bullet caused blacktop to spray up and strike a bystander. myers s charged with going armed with intent and reckless u u of a firearm ... her bond was set at 25-thousanan dollars lukas: south dakota is set to become the first state in the country to enact a law requiring transgender students to use bathroom facilities that match thier biological sex.
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approved a bill tuesday that had already passed though the state house. it would require public school students to use bathrooms that correspond to their birth- assigned gender -- not the gender they identify with. the same rule would apply to locker rooms and showers. the bill now goes to governor dennis daugaard ... who is expected to sign it. but some transgender rights activists are telling him... "talk to the people you're affecting." "(ashley joubert- gaddis, the centnt fofoequality): "i think it's important f f governor dauauard to remembebeas he stands behind his statement that he has can not recall meeting a transgender person, that these bills are about real people and he responsibility to sit the people who actually vote for him to hear their "( lewis/transgender student) most of my male to a lot say 'i don't bathroom with me.' i you have to go to the bathroom, you go to the bathroom. it shouldn't be a big opponents of the bill say it could create situations for students.
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first time in high school when i had to disrobe in front of a group of guys and it was a little disconcerting. how would you feel walking into any sort of facility that you want in the state of south dakota and you had to use the bathroom and there is a guy in n ere?" the bill still allows transgender students to request what it calls "reasonable accommodation" from their schools. supporters say it matches better with the federal law requiring equality among sexes in public education lukas: udents at a local elementary school are taking action against bullying with the help of some fun activities. the east middle school positive spartians helped teach students at spalding park elementary school the effects of bullying. during this quarters assembly ... students were able to learn about the dangers of spreading rumors and lies about fellow classmates. the goal of the assembly is to teach students to be buddies not bullies. teachers and staff at the school have seen improvements in their students and love to see them take an active role in preventing bullying. mi moore - princil at spalding rk elementary "it's a good reminder because when we do
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more intrinsic and it become more ingrained that they realize that. having it once a year is just not enough" the school will continue the assemblies in hopes to reach as many students as possible. lukas: iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would change iowa's texting and driving law. right now texting while driving is considered a secondary offense... meaning officers can't pull you over for texting unless they see you breaking another law ... the new bill would make texting while driving a primary offense ... the sponsor of the legislation, senator tod bowman, says its a way to t tghen up iowa's distracted driving laws. " bowman 5:32:18 there's people that think itould provide poce another reon to pull you over, it does! when you're doing soething harmful, it does give them another reason to pull you over but a legitimate reason to pull them over." the bill passed in the senate but bowman says the speaker of the house hasn't expressed interest in taking it up for debate.
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proposing a new bill to help protect student athletes from concussions while playing collision sports. the bill would require home teams at high school varsity games to provide a licensed trainer to assess concussions and other injuries. varsity sporting events include, football, wrestling ... plus girls and boys soccer. the estimated cost of getting trainers would be between two and five thousand dollars annually. . some local schools already struggle to have trainers present coistently and are nosure the bill ia feasible option. "when we're able to, we try to have a trainer for alll our home events but it's difficult. the cost is high, the availability of certified people that can come down and take care of our athletes and our opponents athletes, they're hard to find. " right now-- about half of the schools in iowa provide some coverage for athletic trainers or other professionals at sporting events. we will have more on this bill... lukas: lt governor kim reynolds made a few stops in sioux city as a part of
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yesterday... loess hills is currently in their second year of the stem program. each student from second through fifth grade has their own laptop for class, even the younger ones use tablets both teachers and the principal agree that skills in proem solving and processing algorithms coding will take far . "any free time a child might have here at automatically reach programming programs and they like to create code" says john beeck, principal at loess hills elementary, "it's really fun!" says students. "you like it a lot?" -- asks elisa raffa, abc9 news "yes... mostly techology... so like if you want to do technology, you'll have more background knowledge" says students. these young girls are taking advantage of the technology they have in school. they interviewed the lt governor equipped with a microphone, camera, and d me tough questions for their tetevision program. ynolds also visited morningside elementary lukas: a norfolk speedway now has the go ahead to hold a special race this season. paul hughes has the details. "the norfolk city council has
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use of an emergency speedway. at tuesday council clarified that one special race without mufflers would be allowed on three and that the north case of emergency, but with right turns only. the vice president and general manager of nucor steel of norfolk testifying tuesday in support of the transportation petersen told appropriations committee that the state's two largest manufacturing - would benefit the most from a 21st century infrastructure. nebraska 1st district congressman jeff fortenberry is in nebraska this week, with a stop planand is afternoon in norfolk. fortenberry will be at prenger's restaurant from 4 until 5 to discuss his pro-life position. the meeting is open to the public. those and more stories can be heard on news talk wjag, lite rock 97.5 and 106 kix . " lukas: eager ears gathered inside the anthem at the hard rock hotel and casino tuesday night to find out which bands will play at
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the lineup includes cheap trick featuring edgar winter ... in this moment with pop evil and one metallica, a metallica tribute. hard rock general manager todd moyer says the hard rock promises concert goers that this year's awesome biker nights will go beyond other recent events. "i'm real excited about the lineup. it's a great siouxland tradition and we really believe that and all their fans are going to love it here at the hard moyer, general rock hotel and casino. awesome biker night's is set for june 16th through the 18th at the hard rock's "battery park" and pearl street district in downtown. wristbands and weekend passes for the event go on sale friday on the hard rock's website. lukas still to come... howard will have a great recipe with a surprisingly versatile vegetable scott: " " lukas: 47-year-old elias wanatee is
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lukas welcome back we want to update you on our top story this morning. there was a fatal stabbing on west 1st early this morning... and now, police do have a suspect in custody. this is video of 47-year-old elias wanatee being brough into the police station. he is suspected of stabbingeath of 50-year-old vernon mace. police have indicated that they plan to charge wanatee with 2nd degree murder. again, just confirmed moments ago, police say they have him in custody now. authorities say they were called out to the 1900 block of west 1st street in sioux city ... just after 2 this morning . the victim was taken to mercy medical center by a private party before officers arrived. he was treated for several stab wounds but died due to his injuries ... authorities say they believe that
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the victim and that this was not a random crime. abc9 has learned that wantatee was currently out on bond for an assault in which he brandished a machete in a wal mart parking lot. a bench warrent was issued for his arrest earlier this month after he failed to appear in court. again ... he is being considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information on wanatee's whereabouts is being asked to call authorities immediately. lukas scott: scott:good morning siouxland. let's get a check of conditions outdoors on the port neal welding company skycam hd and our storm lake skycam hd. temperatures are in the 20s and 30s. winds are pretty calm from the east and southeast at 5 to 15 miles per hour. there's a lot of moisture in the air and that is resulting in some areas of fog
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wednesday. we've had some very light precipitation pull through overnight so be aware of some slick spots today. here's the stormcast hd where we'll pull in a southeast wind today and tomorrow. then that will turn west and southwest on friday really opening the door to some high heat! we'll get into the upper 50s on friday. today's high is 38 with clouds. 30 is the low tonight. tomorrow's high is far warmer up to 49 degrees with a breeze from the south and southeast. let's get a check of your extended forecast. scott: make sure to tune in on friday for a special story - taking a look at how to stay informed on the weather through social media. i sat down with the foder of
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weather network, jeff robinson, as we chatted about the success of his page which recently port neal welding company skycam hd and our storm lake skycam hd. temperatures are in the 20s and 30s. winds are pretty calm from the east and southeast at 5 to 15 miles per hour. there's a lot of moisture in the air and that is rerelting in some areas of fog as we start things off on this wednesday. we've had some very light precipitation pull through overnight so be aware of some slick spots today. here's the stormcast hd where we'll pull in a southeast wind today and tomorrow. then that will turn west and southwest on friday really opening the door to some high heat! we'll get into the upper 50s on friday. today's high is 38 with clouds. 30 is the low tonight. tomorrow's high is
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degrees with a breeze from the south and southeast. let's get a check of your extended forecast. scott: make sure to tune in on friday for a special story - taking a look at how to stay informed on the weather through social media. i sat down with the founder of siouxland severe weather network, jeff robinson, as we chatted about the success of his page which recently passed 25,000 followers. we'll weigh the benefits and drawbacks of getting weather information via social media...and have feedback from national weather service forecaster todd heitkamp. all of that plus more information on our abc9 apps and social media outreach...that's coming up friday so don't miss it! lukas scott: lulus after the break... kale is the new brocolli and howard has a great recipe with
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the mr. food test kitchen have a special cauliflower recipe that your family will love. check it out. "every year there seems to be a vegetable that for one reason or another becomes the new "go-to favorite". last year "kale" seemed to be the one produce pick that soared to the head of the class, and this year, cauliflower is following in its footsteps. yup, the same smothered with cheese sauce cauliflower that many of us grew up with is now prepared in all sorts of new ways. if you've never tried it roasted then you're missing out. you see, roasting it with a bit of olive oil in a hot oven brings out its natural sugar and allows the edges to get all crispy. or how about slicing a whole head of cauliflower and grilling it until it's tender on the inside and has a smoky-
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real big craze is mashing it after it's steamed or boiled. then all we have to do is add some butter, sour cream and a few off -the- shelf spices. it doesn't get any easier than this. what we end up with looks and tastes like mashed potatoeoe but without all the carbs. if you want, you can dress this up with some fresh herbs and you'll have a go-along that's both tasty and trendy. i hope you'll go online and get the recipe for our, "mashed and smashed cauliflower," so you're in the know when it comes to picking the hottest produce. i'm howard in the mr. food test kitchen, where today we found a "different way" for you to say . "ooh itgt so good!!" " lukas: if you would like a copy of that recipe you can send us a self addressed stamped envelope here to a-b-9 news. our address s 625 douglas ststet. the zip...51101. be sure e write "mashed and smashed cauliflower" on your request.
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website...siouxlan d matters dot com. and click on the mr. food logo.... lukas coming up after the break... one little boy in kansas had a special message for a police officer who saved his life. we'll have the details when
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words: 'thank you' th came from a note given to the kansas state patrol by one special boy. reporter michael schwanke has the story. " it was a scene no mother wants to pull up to. "all i saw first was cop cars." last tuesday, on the gym floor at this school in wakeeney was second grader gage hilmes. "it's a scary scene to see and then you see the ambulance." during p.e. class...gage fell down and was unresponsive. as his mother elizabeth arrived...they were loading him into the ambulance. "one of the ems ladies that was on there said just jump in and i don't remember if i shut my car off." fast forward to this week.
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doing better... and he's now giving back to emergency crews who were at the scene. " i gave one trooper a bag of candy." along with that bag of candy... this card...saying simply thank you. and the reason he's doing this... "because they helped me." " it will warm your heart and now a days with everything else going on in the world it's pretty ne to have a little kid recognize us." for gage and his mother...showing their appreciation was an easy thing toto do. "it was kind of simple on our part because what they did was above and beyond to us. that's what we were appreciative about was that everyone came up and did what they could for him." lukas: scott's up next with a final check of our forecast.
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lukas: welcome back. we just want to update you again on this morning's fatal stabbing which marked sioux city's first murder of 2016. 47 year old elias wantatee is currently in custody for the murder of 50 year old vernon mace around 2 o clock this morning.
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that mace was stabbed several times and was taken to mercy medical center in sioux city where he died of his wounds. elias wantatee was taken into custody around 11:30 this morning. he's currenlty charged with one count of 2nd degree murder. he was treated for several stab wounds but died due to his injuries ... authorities say they believe that wantatee knew the victim and that this was not a random crime. abc9 has learned that wantatee was currently out on bond for an assault in which he brandished a machete in a wal mart parking lot. a-b-c 9 reporter christina griljalva is covering the story and will have more tonight at 5 and 6. lukas scott: today's high is 38 with clouds. 30 is the low tonight.
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