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hour from the north. clouds are sticking in eastern siouxland with some more parked to the northwest. we'll reach an afternoon high of 40 with a light mix during the evening. 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 midday.... " " lukas good morning and thanks for joining us this midday. i'm lukas voss this morning, billionaire donald trump is one step closer to the gop nomination in the race for president. trump got a big victory in the nevada caucuses on the same night the democratic contenders hit
town hall in south carolina. abc' s kenneth moton has the latest before super tuesday " " (kenneth standup open) for the third time in a row, donald trump has shown why he's the gop frontrunner. in nevada, he dominated winning across the board getting big support from evangelicals and even hispanics. this morning, donald trump?on a winning streak after another decisive victory?this time nevada. sot donald trump we love nevada, we love nevada love for trump but that anger at washington and a strong desire for an outsider gave the gop frontrunner an easy victory over his rivals in a distant second, blican establishment favorite marco rubio. iowa caucus winner ted cruz finished third. ben carson and john kasich were at the bottom of the pack. they've vowed to march on to super tuesday the democrats are also focused on tuesday but first south carolina. ahead of the democratic primary in the palmetto state, the focus was on african- americans who make up half of the electorate. (on cam) clinton has campaign events in south carolina today, sanders is in missouri. the republicans are taking part in a voter summit hosted by trump's fox news nemesis megyn kelly?trump declined the invite citing a scheduling conflict. kenneth moton, abc news washington. verbatim:
lukas: sioux city state senator rick bertrand is leading a charge to provide iowans suffering from terminal illness the opportunity to help medical research. a bill known as the "right to try bill" would permit the use of medicines not granted approval by the fda on terminal patients... as long as they provide written informed consent bertrand says he applauds the support it's received from the legislation... and hopes the bill will help provide some breakthrough treatments for future patients. thbill now goes to the iowa house. lukas: the federal government has approved an april first rollout date for iowa's medicaid plan. the date announced by the office to
modernization plan statewide will be on april first. the proposed plan would change iowa's medicaied to a managed care system following suit to 39 other states. the change has seen stiff opposition in the state capitol ... with senate democrats looking to pass a measure that would interfere with the medicaid changes. governor terry branstad has already promised a veto if the bill passes. lukas: controversial legislation has been approved by the iowa house... which allows children to use handguns. the bill permits children of any age to use a handgun, as long as they are directly supervised by a parent or guardian. currently, iowa state law bars children under the age of 14 from handling guns. some critics say the proposal is less than ideal ... (kirstin running- marquardt/(d) iowa state house) "what this bill does, the bill before us, again, allows for 1- year-olds, 2-year- olds, 3-year-olds, 4- year-olds to operate handguns. we do not need a militia of toddlers. we do not have handguns that i am aware of that fit the hands of a 1- or a 2- year-old." supporters of the measure say it
right to bear arms in iowa. it now moves on to the iowa state senate ... where it's not expected to pass. lukas: a plea hearing is scheduled in plymouth county court for a 20-14 homicide case... 45-year-old johnathan newneighbor is scheduled to appear in court monday. initially the court was set to rule on a motion to suppress by the defense. but now judge steven andreasen has changed proceedings to a plea hearing. he found neunaber fit to stand trial in the death of his 80- year-old mother esther neunaber. lukas: and now to the latest on the spread of the zika virus in the united states. the centers for disease control saying they are investigating 14 new reports of the virus in the country, suggesting these new cases were transmitted sexually. zika's been confirmed in 23 u-s states including here in iowa. lukas: and as a response
center is springing to action to protect their blood supply. the center has announced precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the local blood supply by requiring donors who have been to zika affected areas in south america to wait at least 28 days before donating blood. "our normal screening questions would rule out anyone who did happen to have zika. we need all of our donors to be healthy and so if someone came in and did have symptoms, we would catch those, they wouldn't be able to donate. if your or someone you know is interested in donating blood, you can schedule an appointment on their website or call the number on your screen.. lukas: the orange city fire department takes great pride in helping their community... and now they're looking for help themselves the department asking citizens to vote in favor of a bond issue coming up in march that would grant them money needed to help purchase upgrades to equipment and to expand from their current five stations. space is becoming more of an issue, hindering the department's ability to
"we wanna be able to launder our gear properly, we wnat to be able to come back and decontaminate the gear and get everything back the way it should. we don't want our firefighters going home with contaminates and taking it home to their kids, their family our anything else." says fire chief denny vander wel. a vote to help fund the fire department will be held on march first... with the city looking to pass a bond issue of 2- point 7 million of the 3 and a half million dollars needed for the upgrades. if the vote passes... the project is expected to be complete by november of 2017 lukas if you're a young magician, or would like to be, norfolk's great american comedy festival is looking for you ... paul huges has this story and more " " a norfolk physician has entered the race for the 1st district congressional seat currently held by jeff fortenberry. fortenberry is the only republican candidate to file for the 1st district position, and dr. daniel wik is the only democrat. the deadline for candidates to file is mar.1.
lower elkhorn natural resources district board of directors will interview candidates for an open position on the board tomorrow night. subdistrict 4 director cory beller resigned earlier this year because he has moved from the district he was elected to represent. four men have applied for the position. the board meeting is scheduled for 7:30 thursday night at norfolk's lifelong learning center. if you're a young magician, or would like to be, norfolk's great american comedy festival is looking for you. a select number of magicians - ages 10 to 18 - will be chosen to take part in the "magic and more" portion of t ninth annual great american comedy festival june 15. young magicians or their parents may contact the festival's youth coordinator susan warneke at 402-860- 2500. those and more stories can be heard on news talk wjag, lite rock 97.5 and 106 kix. lukas in south dakota's legislature, a bill aiming to distinguish which bathrooms transgendered students in public schools should us... has made it's way through the house and is on its
governor's desk. however, governor dennis daugaard said he had never met a transgender person... so a group of transgenders and their supporters went to the capitol ...to put a face to their cause. " on what some are calling trans kids visibility day, they couldn't have picked a better place than the steps of the state capitol to make their presence known friends and family from all across south dakota came to the state capitol to rally together and give their support for transgender people in the state. one bill which states a transgder student should use the bathroom of their biologic sex and not the sex that they identify with -- has already made it's governor's office. it's why many are making themselves visible to show the face of transgender south dakotans and that there are people who stand beside them. after this meeting, transgender south dakotans are no longer invisible to the governor or state leaders. in pierre, mark roper kendra heathscott says the meeting went well. quote - "he was warm and personable, and wanted to be inclusive to hearing
living near des moines. now 85, mcintosh was reunited with the wallet on monday. he says he remembers losing it at the theater when he was a teenager. "(clare mcintosh/reunited with wallet) "i thought at first it might be some sort of a joke and i thought i couldn't be." the wallet also contained a boy scout card, world war two- era ration stamps and an i-d. it's believed a theater employee found the wallet ... but took the money out before lodging it in the floorboards. lukas: get ready for sioux city's next big idea. cultivates positive acton in the community. "it's great to have an organization that can help small businesses start up. that's the toughest beginning
help the business has in the beginning contestant erik five finalists will get to pitch their ideas in hopes of getting grant money for their businesses. here's a look at those top five. the grand prize is five-thousand dollars. lukas still to come... well take a look at what howard us in the mr. food test kitchen scott: " " lukas scott:
neal welding company skycam hd and the storm lake skycam hd. temperatures are in the 30s. wind speeds are near 10 miles per hour from the north. clouds are sticking in eastern siouxland and starting to disappear from the west. a large storm is moving from the south to the midwest as threats change from severe weather to heavy snow to our east. locally, we'll have a pretty quiet wednesday with periods of sunshine and some rain/snow mix occuring this evening. tomorrow, we'll have partly cloudy skies and breezy winds gusting near 35 miles per hour. then on friday high pressure will build in and that sets us up for a warming trend this weekend! here's your extended forecast where we'll make it to the 60s on saturday before temperatures sink back down toward normal next week. lukas scott: lukas after the break... howard has a
d up for your pleasure. take a look! "you know nothing seems to be more comforting this time of year than a steaming bowl of soup. and when it's homemade, all the better. so today i want to share our "from-scratch" split pea soup that is so good and so easy you're going to want to make this over and over again. we start by sauting about a pound or so of stew meat in a bit of vegetable oil. once it's browned on all sides, we add some cut up potatoes to the same pot along with the trifecta of veggies. you know: carrots, celery, and onions. now we add a good amount of chicken broth, our split peas and a bit of salt and pepper. and in case you're wondering, split peas are simply regular peas that have been removed from their pods, dried and split in half. once this comes to a boil, we'll turn it down so it can simmer 'til everything is tender. you know, the nice thing about this is we can customize it by using short ribs or flank steak instead of stew meat, or replacing the chicken broth with beef broth. no matter which way you go, when you dish this up and top it with some crispy- crunchy croutons get ready for comfort at its best. i do hope you'll go online and get the recipe for both our easy, "beefed-up split pea soup," and some of the best croutons you've ever had. it's so warm and satisfying, there's a pretty good chance it's going to become a year-round favorite. i'm howard in the mr. food test kitchen, where today we found a "comforting way" for you to say . "ooh it's 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-c 9 news.
if you would like a copy of that recipe you can 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 "beefed-up split pea soup" 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... well take a look at a fun way to spend your monday night, stay with us for more!! lukas
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