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tv   Siouxland News at 9 on FOX 44  FOX  February 12, 2016 9:00pm-9:30pm CST

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home on 140th street right off blondo in west omaha. it's not clear how many people were in the home at the time... or who was hurt.the woman in question got out safely earlier this afternoon. douglas county sheriff's office chief deputy tom wheeler says she wasn't hurt... but she was taken to the hospital as a precaution. he says it's not clear who's left in the home... or if anyone has been hurt... and they still negotiating. neighbors tell our sister station in omaha the man who lives there has lived there for 20 years. they say this is usually a quiet neighborhood and they hope this standoff ends peacefully. 3 police say a sioux city man is facing burglary charges after getting caught trying to steal a car this morning.25- year- old sesar martinez was arrested around 3 this morning... after police received a call from a man shopping at the floyd boulevard walmart. the man told them there was an unknown person in his car.when confronted... and ordered out of the car... the man attempted to shove a piece
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ignition.he ran before police arrived... but was tracked down by a k- 9 officer to trinity heights and arrested.martinez is charged with two counts of third- degree burglary and one count of criminal trespass. he's being held on 10- thousand dollars bond. 3 a year to the day after a deadly shooting at a lennox, south dakota business... the victims and survivors are remembered. 3 siouxland news reporter jetske wauran was at the event this morning. 3 365 days after the devastating shooting.sioux steel company employees are still trying to heal"and it really feels like it was yesterday."on the one year anniversary.employees gathered friday morning, to honor and remember jon richter, giving him a special send off...releasing balloons in his memory."this moment when you watch that fly away, and it was like things were kind of like leaving you. you can feel that effect. i can watch something go away, i don't have to hold on to it." it all happened on the morning
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jeffrey dezeeuw. a pro-tec truck driver, shot and killed richter, after an argument at the sioux steel office. dezeeuw shot two other victims, including 46-year-old kathy steever who survived.but richter, died from the shooting...he was 45-years-old. "you know there's a lot of emotions going through your mind at that time. every emotion imaginable. if i'd been there, would i be here today. if i'd been there, could i have helped?"just two hours before the incident, johnny kirschner was with richter."i ran the gamut of emotion. you just can't fathom what people go through."later that day, authorities found dezeeuw's in his truck nearby the site..where they believed the gunman burned set his vehicle on fire, before killing himself.immediately in the aftermath, 3 owner and ceo scott rysdon provided grief counselors from avera's employee assistance program."who really did a great job in getting right on. people were right here after the event. they'd been with us
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thank them.the company has taken pro-active steps to ensure the safety of the employees..including new security systems at each entrance."we also put locks on all of our doors and we've made that all electronic key lock and that's an important addition to any business, i would recommend people do that. as co-workers try and put the past behind them, they will always remember and honor richter."but i really mean this when i say this about jon. you could walk up and down the street and you will not find a person that will have a bad thing to say about that guy."reporting in lennox, south dakota. i'm jetske wauran, siouxland news. 3 3 a downtown sioux city business had a brief fire scare this afternoon.*select parts* at 5th and floyd called firefighters after one of their machines caught fire just after noon today. when fire crews arrived... they found some metal shavings inside a parts- cleaning machine smoldering and they
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extinguisher to put them out. there were no injuries or damage to the building... just some minro damage to the machine.collins says the exact cause of that fire is still unknown... but believes some dust was ignited accidentally in that machine. 3
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back into the upper 30s and lower 40s. watch for another chance of snow on tuesday.>> 3 there have 3 been 52 cases of the zika virus in the united states. two in nebraska. none in iowa or south dakota.still, local health officials say there's reason to be concerned....as we hear from siouxland news reporter jaclyn driscoll. 3 (nats)it's a virus thats been around for over 50 years... yet, a disease health professionals seem to have little answers for. "we don't know what makes these things just kind of take off."thought to be a mosquito-borne virus, scientists are now learning that zika virus could be passed through bodily fluids. "this virus can actually be in other types of body fluids in humans and therefore potentially transmissable
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didn't know right away."most of the time, symptoms are mild... a fever, maybe a rash... and most people don't even know they are affected. but zika poses the biggest threat to the unborn... linking the virus to a birth defect called microcephaly, where infants are born with a shrunken head and incomplete brain development.more than 30 countries are battling outbreaks of the zika virus... and while there are no known cases in the area, health professionals say we should be concerned. (nats)should we be concerned in siouxland? "yes. yes, this is a concern for people everywhere."for now, protecting yourself is simple: no traveling to places with outbreaks, wear long sleeves and pants, and of course, lots of bug spray. in sioux city... jaclyn driscoll, siouxland news. 3 there is no cure or vaccine for the disease yet. and testing is limited. however,
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contracted the virus... you're encouraged to contact your local health department. 3 3 still to come tonight on siouxland news at nine... how some young local *artists* are being recognized for their work... and where you can see the best of it starting this weekend. 3 3 but first... the food bank of siouxland is getting more help in its mission to feed the hungry. help from corporate america *as well as* local students. that's coming up after the break. 3 "siouxland news at nine on fox 44, with larry wentz, diana castillo and siouxland's chief
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3 3 the foodbank of siouxland received a big donation today. 3 at&t donated 2500 dollars to the organzation. 30 percent of food distributed by the foodbank is purchased themselves, so all donations
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3 "it's important for donors to know, we can aquire nearly 13 pounds of food for one dollar. so, a donation of this size is going to go a really long way toward helping us make sure that no one in siouxland goes hungry." 3 local at&t employees attended the presentation and were excited to see their company benefiting their community. 3 "it means a lot. it's going back to the community. it's helping people that are in need in help and at&t is always there to support, not just the employees, but people outside the agency and the community that we work it, so it's super exciting. 3 nearly 400 thousand iowans are food insecure and one in five are children, but the foodbank of siouxland works hard to lower that statistic. 3 3 another program helping hungry *students* in sioux city got a boost today... from their fellow classmates and a local church.more than three dozen students from east middle... and east high school... teamed up with volunteers from sunnybrook community church to put together food packages for kids who don't have anything
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students say they enjoy helping out classmates who are "in need." 3 "and i like volunteering for it because it's the right thing to do and it just something to do in my life.//i think it's kind of nice to help the kids you know they don't have food so its nice when you send them home with something to eat cause not everybody has something to eat these days. "the program began at east middle 5 years ago... with help from a teacher who noticed some of her students were more tired and hungry on mondays.now... it's expanded with the help of sunnybrook church and other donors 3 "and it grow from one student just the one initial conversation and see that need to 6 to now over a hundred a week at east middle school and we have forty a week here at east high school. ."the program isn't limited to food donations...east high also has a closet shop... with donated clothes available to students who need them every day... and twice a year to members of the community..
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3 it's about to get a little easier to borrow a book in sioux city. 3 the sioux city mayor's youth commission is opening a group of "little free libraries" across town with the help of the sioux city art center, siouxland cares and the sioux city journal. the students have taken 10 retired newspaper racks from the journal... the kind you see on the occassional street corner... and refurbished them to hold donated books.you can any of them at any time... without worrying about late fees. 3 3 art from sioux city high schoolers is going on display this weekend as part of a special exhibition at the sioux city art center. 3 the art center's 27th annual juried youth art exhibition begins tomorrow and runs through april 10th.61 works of art were selected for the exhibit from 440 entries received.as part of the exhibition's opening... the art center is hosting a reception tomorrow afternoon from 1:30 to 3.awards for the best artwork will be presented to the teenage artists at that
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3 taking a live look out over arnold park tonight on our great lakes countertops and kitchens skywatch camera... 3 it's *really* cold in that part of northwest iowa this evening... and it's only going to get colder across *all* of siouxland tomorrow.chad's got the details, coming up after
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3 "first alert weather with siouxland's chief meteorologist chad sandwell." 3 3 3 3 larry, diana and chad talk about today's weather and the upcoming forecast.
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below zero. dangerous wind chills are possible, especially in northwestern iowa. afternoon highs will only rebound into the upper teens after the frigid start. snow chances starting late saturday night continuing through sunday afternoon. it isn't out of the question to see 1-3" to close out the weekend with higher amounts in our northern counties.once the weekend is over, it looks like we will be seeing some pleasant weather for early next week with highs pushing back into the upper 30s and lower 40s. watch for another chance of snow on tuesday.>>
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3 still to come tonight... sunday is valentine's day, just in case you've managed to misplace your calendar.we'll look at the impact the holiday of love has on the *economy* after the break... but first: 3 asman says: "you're spending less on gas...so where are you shelling out that extra cash...i'm david asman with
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3 new indications tonight that the falling gas prices are having a *positive* economic impact.david asman has that story and more in tonight's "fox means business" report. 3 dow... pow. at least for now.
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dow gaining 313 points.but it was still a down week.... and still a rough year for investors so far.but the road is looking smooth for drivers. the national average for regular unleaded gas hovering around $1.70 a gallon.prices coming down just about every day so far this year.and it looks like you're spending some of that extra cash.retail sales rising in january. more people hitting the stores and shopping online, helping make-up for a slowdown at restaurants and bars.and celebrating... a sink hole.the national corvette museum in bowling green kentucky opening an exhibit to commemorate the two-year anniversary... of that massive sinkhole that swallowed 8 classic corvettes. the museum repaired the damaged cars which are back on display.that's business. i'm david asman. 3 valentine's day means consumers will be spending lots of green on all things pink and red.fox business network's the business of valentine's day.
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millions of people's hearts... and their wallets. " for the first time in nrf surveys history, we could top 20 billion dollars on valentine's day spending."according to a new study by the national retail federation, ninety percent of americans surveyed plan to celebrate valentine's day.and that means a huge turnout for retailers. researchers are expecting the average consumer to spend about 150 dollars.allen says: "weeks of planning go into preparing for valentine's day, especially because it is one of the biggest consumer spending holidays of the year." candy remains the most popular gift. estimates show close to one-point-seven billion dollars will be spent on chocolates and other sweet treats for the holiday. coming in a close second... flowers with nearly 37 percent of people projected to spend close to one-point-nine billion."roses of course are the most popular item. roses and romance go together." people are split on how they plan to purchase their gifts. with the dotcoms possibly coming out on top."online
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buy quickly and can also, if you're somebody who likes rewards on your credit card, can actually maybe save you a little bit of money and earn you some extra points when you're shopping." one trend that has become more and more popular in recent years... options like cooking classes, theater tickets, or rockclimbing lessons.allen says: "this year, nearly 4 in 10 americans said that they would like to receive a gift of experience in some fashion." and don't forget friends and family. most people plan to shell out some cash on parents, kids, and even their four legged friends.schulz says: "people spend 700 million dollars on valentine's gifts for their pets. 700 million dollars for a new collar or for a nice chew toy for your pet seems like an awful lot of money." but no matter what you plan to spend, experts say the best plan when shopping for valentine's day is give yourself... plenty... of... time.schulz says: "take a little bit of time before you go out to the store. give a little bit of thought. chances are you'll probably
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your significant other will probably appreciate the gift even more cause you put some thought into it." valentine's day is third behind only christmas and the back- to-school spending seasons when it comes to consumer spending in new york, i'm lauren simonetti, fox business. 3 3 still ahead... a popular convience store in the midwest is taking a big bite out of
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3 that's all our time for now... - max, caroline, i have announcement. - you're actually much shorter and are walking on stilts? - i have made a special menu for tomorrow's valentine's night dinner. - han, that's so romantic. - yeah, romantic and wrong. this place isn't when harry met sally. it's "when harry met salmonella." [bell rings]
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and heads up-- i lost a band-aid. - theme menu means i can charge one bigger price, like in top restaurants. see? "prick fix." - oh, han, it's pronounced "prix fixe." - have you seen our chef? it's definitely "prick fix." - tomorrow night, cupid will come to williamsburg diner. - didn't have the heart to tell him cupid is dead. yep, hit by a mack truck crossing the brooklyn-queens expressway-- his fat, diapered baby ass splattered all over the windshield. - i love valentine's day. - that's your reaction? i killed cupid. - you're either romantic or not. i'm not even going to try to convince you. - oh, he's dead. and the proof... when's the last time you knew anyone who fell in love? real love, like ice loves coco. - how about them? they've been holding hands and romantic whispering all night. - their romantic whispering goes like this.

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