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off. meteorologist chad sandwell has the latest on our blizzard.(caucus breakdown)the caucuses are over. but the differing results in northwest iowa continue to fascinate the pundits.(trust factor)"trust" is turning out to be a key campaign issues. how do the candidates stack up?(cruz and carpet bombing)he's promised to carpet bomb the enemy. but what do the country's top military experts think about that?(phil's forecast)and... this fury little critter says we'll have an early spring. let's hope so! 3 3 there's roughly a foot of snow across parts of northwest iowa... and even more in portions of northeast nebraska. and that means *another* snow day tomorrow for most students in siouxland.that includes sioux city public and catholic schools. we've got the latest closings information scrolling at the bottom of your screen... and available online at siouxland news dot com. 3
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offices closed at 10 this morning, 3 along with the tyson events center and all three branches of the public library among others.the city has also suspended garbage collection and declared a snow emergency.that means on- street parking is prohibited 3 until the streets have been plowed.any car left on the streets will be towed at the owner's expense.elsewhere in siouxland... the blizzard forced a planned bond vote 3 for iowa lakes community college to be postponed by a week.that vote will now take place next tuesday february 9th. 3 3 meanwhile... the cleanup is underway here at the siouxland news studios.we received more than 12 inches of snow here... and the winds blew that around into some drifts that were nearly three times that.that's a tall task... but we're still out there giving it our best.. similarly... snowplows, blade- equipped pickup trucks, and even some front- end loaders are out in force across siouxland tonight... trying to clear out roads, driveways and sidewalks. 3
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3 let's turn now to siouxland's chief meteorologist chad sandwell..chad... there's more than a foot of snow outside already... could we see more of this white stuff before tomorrow? 3
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3 today's storm has claimed at least *one* life...a man was killed in a single- vehicle rollover crash in thurston county, nebraska this morning. 3 according to the nebraska state patrol... that crash happened just before 9- 30 about a mile south of macy on highway 75. 3 the driver was the only person in the s- u- v that crashed. 3 his name is not being released at this time... pending the notification of his family. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. 3 3 speaking of bad weather in northeast nebraska...check out this video from a team of storm chasers in that area. this is video from their trip along highway 20 near ponca.the roads were snow- covered... and visibility was extremely poor. we also have video from joe reklaitis (wreck-uh-lie- tis) in concord, nebraska. you can see the blowing snow and hear the hiigh winds. those factors combined to force the nebraska department of roads to pull plows off the roads for a time in northeast nebraska. 3 travel advisories are out in all three siouxland states tonight... and that's causing all sorts of
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shows us how this storm's affecting many people who drive for a living. 3 huge mounds of snow, piled all over the roadscausing treachorous conditions and forcing the south dakota department of transportation, to shut down i-29 toward sioux falls.state officials closed i-29 from tea exit 73 to the iowa border."the wind and the snow right now it's not safe to be driving."south dakota public safety officials say, the heavy snow and high winds are creating white-out conditions with zero to near zero visibility and making roads in the area impassible. monday's blizzard that hit the midwest, has left drivers in a standstill."it's just something you've got to do." wade evans has driven hundreds of miles from molden, missouri but because of strong winds and white-out.evans stopped at a north sioux city gas station, before his next stop in elkton, south dakota."with what i do, i've got to get feed to the farm so they could keep producing milk."but some
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the ditch. this morning, woodbury county sheriff dave drew, tweeted out this photo, a semi, jacknifed on highway 20 on by the highway 75 bypass. north sioux city volunteer firefighter tyler kruse urges all drivers, to please be careful on the roads."it's definitely bad enough to that you shouldn't be on any roads and so probably just stay home until roads get cleared, but if you do have to go out, make sure you have stuff in your car and an emergency kit if you ever need it."nats 3 3 it took about 12 hours longer than state party officials would have liked... 3 3 but iowa democrats have confirmed hillary clinton is the winner of last night's caucuses. the former secretary of state ended up with just under 50 percent of the vote... but just over 50 percent of the available delegates. she came in 2- tenths of a percent ahead of vermont senator bernie sanders. the third contender... former maryland governor martin o'malley... ended his campaign after gaining the support of just one- half of one percent of
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3 statewide... both ted cruz and hillary clinton won very narrow victories... but what about here in siouxland?. 3 our nick popham joins us live now with those results... as well as a couple other interesting tidbits from caucus night. nick? 3 larry, diana... last night featured surprisingly close races on both sides here in northwest iowa...and some equally surprising winners in the three biggest counties. 3 final results show that in woodbury and sioux county- democrats felt the bern as vermont senator bernie sanders won the majority of both counties.former secretary of state hillary clinton found success in plymouth county after getting support from 55 percent of caucus goers.those precincts with slashed black lines indicate that both sanders and clinton were tied. on the gop side-even with the overall lead in iowa-ted cruz did not gain the most supporters in siouxland as donald trump secured both woodbury and plymouth county.
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was able to beat trump in sioux county... getting 33 percent of the vote. surprisingly- mr. trump came in fourth here losing to cruz, florida senator marco rubio and doctor ben carson.another surprising thing last night was that a few delegates for the county convention were given to hillary clinton by chance.in a few precincts-many people were questioning the results after some participants had left.as a result-the delegates were given to clinton after her side won a coin flip. 3 the coin flips in those five precincts however did not significantly impact clinton's win in iowa-even though that win was by less than half of one percent.larry, diana? 3 now that the iowa caucus is in the rear-view mirror pundits say *trust* in a candidate played a significant role.our national correspondent jeff barnd sat down with a political expert..
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*will* continue to be critical in this turbulent primary season... especially for *some* candidates. 3 sot cruz"god bless the great state of iowa."sot clinton "i stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief."as iowans went in record numbers to choose their candidates pollsters say the issue of trust *clearly* played a major factor.sot hudak"trust i think is an important issue... in that any candidate running for office... people want to feel good about... people want to believe in."roughly half of iowa's voters are self- proclaimed evangelicals... who according to several iowa polls... place trust and values at the top. hudak says that in part helps explain senator ted cruz's victory *and* it *may* indicate why donald trump could have a bumpy ride ahead.sot hudak"so that draws real questions for people like donald trump... who hasn't necessarily lived a christian life... and is something that chritian values voters in the republican party
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of trouble with."/bridge/"even though mr. trump attracts large crowds to his rallies largely due to his *celebrity status. the gop has a very core religious element to it. and as part of that republican world view.. trust is absolutely essential."on the democratic side... the e-mail scandal continues to dog secretary clinton's campaign. hudak says that *in part* *could* explain why senator bernie sanders came so close to winning iowa. and hudak beleives looking forward, hillary clinton *must* win the trust of a *major* part of the electorate: the independent voters..sot hudak"the way that this investigation continues to play out.. and the way the clinton campaign will explain it is going to be fundamental for how independents perceive clinton."hudak says hillary clinton *and* donald trump... though *popular* figures... need to *earn* voters trust if they're to win the nomination of their respective parties this summer.in washington, i'm jeff barnd reporting. 3 3 still to come tonight on siouxland news at ten... 3 ...why the families of 12
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helicopter crash in hawaii finally have some closure after weeks of searching. 3 "siouxland news at ten on kmeg 14 with larry wentz, diana castillo, siouxland's chief meteorologist chad sandwell and sports director chris
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3 3 3 3 3 chad, diana and larry talk about today's weather and the upcoming forecast.
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through wednesday morning. after many locations seeing up to a foot of snow, it won't be impossible to see another couple of inches before this nasty weather finally moves out of the area.snows will begin to taper off late tonight through early wednesday morning, then look for partly cloudy skies the next couple of days.stay tuned to the first alert weather team. we will keep you ahead
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3 3 a top u- s general is slamming one republican presidential candidate's proposed strategy for destroying *isis*. 3 3 why he calls the plans bad for the u- s... coming up after
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3 the top american army general responsible for coordinating coalition efforts against isis is speaking out against texas senator ted cruz's proposed strategy.jonathan elias has those details in tonight's terrorism alert desk update. 3 from the terrorism alert desk in washington, i'm jonathan elias.the u-s general, leading the fight against isis, is slamming the idea of indiscriminate bombing, also known as carpet bombing.it's a topic being brought up on the republican side of the presidential campaign trail. lt. general sean macfarland says the u-s has the moral high ground and needs to stay there.lt. gen. sean macfarland/ u.s. army "indiscriminate bombing, where we don't care if we're killing innocents or combatants is just inconsistent with our values...."meanwhile, secretary of state john kerry is urging the american led coalition fighting isis that efforts to stop the group need stepped up in libya.kerry says
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government in libya would stop isis from taking control of the country.from the terrorism alert desk in washington, i'm jonathan elias. 3 3 the u- s marine corps says its found the remains of 12 marines who were on board two helicopters that crashed last month off the coast of hawaii's big island.the search for those remains has been going on since january 14th... when the two helicopters collided during a late night training mission. the wreckage of both aircraft was found about a week later... but until now no remains had been found. the marine corps is leading the investigation into the cause of the crash. 3 3 each day... thousands of people across the country are faced with the decision of loved one's organs. 3 coming up after the break in tonight's healthwatch... how that decision was repaid with
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3 an emotional reunion in arizona... as a mother was able to hear her son's heartbeat again for the first time in nearly three years.her 7-month-old son, lukas, died suddenly in 2013. as don champion reports... a few days ago, clark met the little girl whose life was saved by lukas' donated heart. 3 natthe tears flowed instantly between heather clark and esther gonzalez.natthrough their two children, the mothers know too well the tragedy of loss- and the
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"crying thank you"their story started in 2013 when heather's 7-month-old son lukas died suddenly. "he was just so outgoing, he was just a little ham."in her moment of grief, heather made the brave decision to donate lukas' organs.she remembers what she thought.(sot heather clark/donated sons organs) "there is another family out there, somewhere, you know who's feeling something of what i'm feeling, somewhat, and i have the chance to make them not go through what i'm about to go through."in arizona, it's exactly what ester gonzalez was going through at the time.her 18-month old daughter jordan was fighting for her life because of a congenital heart defect.after countless surgeries and seizures, jordan needed a new heart to survive. and that's exactly what she got; lukas' heart was a match. but, because the donation was made anonymously, the families hadn't met... until this past friday.nat "can i have a kiss on the cheek please."the moms found each other online.their
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gift.(sot) "heather this is for you."a teddy bear...(sot) "say that's my heartbeat- heartbeat."... that played the beat of lukas' donated heart. then heather got to listen for herself.(nats)heather listening to heartbeat.(sot esther gonzalez/daughter received donated heart) "she would be so selfless to be able to think of another family while she's going through her grief,"two moms brought together by tragedy... (sot) "it's so strong."... but now bound by triumph.don champion, cbs news. 3 right now, more than 122,000 people in the u.s. are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. last year, more than 30,000 transplants were performed in the u.s. 3 3 iowa state squanders a big lead against west virginia in a battle of top fifteen college basktball teams. 3 coming up next in sports ... see if the cyclones could recover and secure their third
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3 3 there's no place like home for the cyclones. that's because the hilton coliseum is the place where they've knocked off top five opponents like kansas and okalahoma as well as iowa before they were a top five team.so a win over number 14 west virginia shouldn't be asking too much right!?1) 1st half: isu senior georg niang for 3 and he hits it! early on the cyclone offense was rolling! mountaineers head coach bob huggins not happy. 2) then check out deonte burton. he's gonna through down a huge dunk cyclones get out to a 25-10 lead. and hilton was rocking! thing were looking really good3) mountaineers answered - gather up the loose ball, devin williams dunks and is fouled. he would make the free throw. west virginia started to get
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the press takes hold, forcing an isu turnover, jaysean paige finishes. cyclones led by 4 at the break. they lost that huge lead! 81-76 the final! 3 hey check this out! iowa senior basketball player jarrod uthoff is on the cover of this week's regional sports illustrated. the magazine hits newsstands later this week. the article inside the magazine focuses on the all-america candidate and the fifth-ranked iowa hawkeyes, who host penn state on wednesday evening. uthoff is the first iowa basketball player since george peeples in 1966, to be on the cover of sports illustrated. and it marks the first time in school history that iowa football and men's basketball were featured on sports illustrated covers in the same season. 3 the south dakota high school basketball polls are out courtesy of the argus leader.
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girls class "a". dakota valley receives votes in both the boys and girls polls.nebraska preps released their girls basketball ranks late last night. south sioux city moves up from 4 to 2 in class "a". pierce got their first loss so they drop from 1 to 3 in c-1. west point beemer jumps from 6 to 5. in c-2 gacc and crofton remain 1-2. stanton was unranked and is now 9th.in d-1 emerson hubbard and howells dodge stay at 2 and 4 respectively. and pender drops from 7 to 8. wynot jumps from 8-7 in class d-2. 3 it's been a whirlwind past 24 hours for a young man who you can make the argument was the top high school football player in siouxland this year. norfolk catholic's david engelhaupt was committed to play football next year at the university of wyoming. but when the huskers come calling like they did yesterday, you've gotta rethink things. this morning he accepted the huskers offer. i caught up with david this afternoon on the phone to talk about the whirlwind for him that *was*
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3 engelhaupt: "the last 24 hours has been crazy. like for this to be happenind two days before national signing day." chris: "when did you first get the feeling that nebraska was interested?"engelhaupt: "well they asked me to go to camp last year. and i went to that and i felt like i did pretty good there. and we stayed in touch for a bit. nothing real big."chris: "talk about what it means to have a dream come true like that your favorite team comes calling to have you play for them like that." engelhaupt: "it's awesome. it's an amazing feeling. i'm extremely honored that they would offer me a scholarship to come play for them."chris: "what is their plan for you? what position are they going to have you play and what did mike riley tell you?" engelhaupt: "i'm going to play more of a tight end/h-back type role. it's a hybrid position. i'm pretty excited
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wide receiver tight end type of position is something i've always wanted to try and do. i'm excited to have an opportunity to do that now. once their spring ball starts i'm hoping i can make some practices and meet some of the guys that are going to be in my class next year. i'm jacked. i'm excited to be a part of it."chris: "what was it like to have to tell the folks at wyoming i'm sorry but this situation just came up and i can't turn it down?" engelhaupt: "it was tough, because i got to know those coaches really well and they were great to me. and they always showed me as a top priority guy and i appreciated that so much. i just thought it was best for me to go to nebraska."chris: "what are you going to do to celebrate? you've got the day off from school i know that." engelhaupt: "me and some buddies are going to probably go to pizza ranch and celebrate." 3 3
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