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good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm sarah te slaa. al h the day off. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today... snow continues to fall in siouxland this morning. we'll take a look at the road conditions as you head into work this morning. also.... down south, tornado victims survey the damage from the twister that killed 8 people in garland texas. that story for you is on the way. also... some of you will probably be white knuckling it to work on the slick and snow packed roads this morning. a new app can help you stay safe when driving in the winter conditions. and later a california 4 year old got a unique gift for christsts... new garbage cans. we'll tell you why he can cross that off his list this year.
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today, we're dealing with the effects of the winter storm that hit siouxland yesterday and overnight. as the morning snow hit, roads and sidewalks began to freeze over. sioux city was a white out earlier yesterday, with less than half a mile visibility. and the icy sidewalks and streets were making it more difficult for travel. earlier in the morning, crews were out clearing the streets and spreading sand, but it was slow going. the winter weather conditions did cause some problems for drivers. ktiv's tommie clark shows us the tricky travel on sioux city roads yesterday.
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snow. "this morning after about 9:30 they just started to deteriate quickly. we really saw that significant change. we've had troopers staggered. some came out at 4am, 6am, and then i came out at 7 and then we'll all extend our shifts throughout the day," said i state trooper, john farley. trooper john farley says with the limited visibility, it's important to take extra precautions. "we encourage people, turn your headlights on. leave them on low beams. we always say see and be seen," said iowa state trooper, john farley. "and, that's not the only tip for siouxlanders that do have to go out on those snow-covered roads." there's still a thin layer of ice that's built up with road traffic and blowing snow. so there's some important tips to keep in mind. "slow down. always expect the unexpected. take care when you're passing or approaching your snow plows. don't overestimate their speed. you might be coming up on them pretty quick. not only watching what they're doing, but watch all around you," said iowa state trooper, john farley. farley says driving is a 360-degree process and it's not just what's in front of
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if you do swerve into a median or ditch and you're stranded, trooper farley says to get out your phone and call 9-1-1. make sure some emergency personnel know where you are and they will locate you as quickly as possible. and never leave your vehicle, let the emergency personnel come to you. "first of all plan your route. we know we are experiencing bad wheather here but we always encourage people make sure they check where their destination, what it's like. make sure you know where you're at on the roadway. if you're traveling down i-29 towards the omaha area make sure you know your mile markers. what exit you just passed," said iowa state patrol trooper, john farley. if it's an extended period of snow like yestserday-- bring a jacket, blanket, gloves, and bottled water. if you have to drive somewhere today, make sure you check the road conditions before you go. you'll find a link on our website, ktiv-dot-com. under the
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from there you can click on iowa, nebraska, or south dakota. and if you want the latest up to date weather information at your fingertips, you can dowload our free storm team 4 weather app on your phone or tablet for free. there's interactive radar along with hourly and daily forecasts. it's under the weather tab at ktiv-dot-com. though the weather outside is frightful, that didn't stop siouxlanders from getting outside and enjoying the fresh snow. sledders climbed the hills at grandview park in sioux city, yesterday afternoon, on a day where classes would have likely been canceled had students not already had the day off for winter break. with another week of winter break for most students, kids are doing what they can to keep themselves occupied until they have to head back to school. "this is my first time sledding this year," said sledder, vishakha kanwar. "my goal was to go sledding every single day, so that's what i'm going to try to do." with several more inches in the forecast for most of siouxland today, it should
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opportunity for sledders to hit the hills. many people spent their monday digging out from under the snow. sioux city residents took to the cold to dig out their cars, sidewalks, parking lots and drive ways. some had to use more than a shovel to push around all the snow. and while many don't look forward to these big snowfalls, for others, the snow provides work and a paycheck. "most of the time, we don't stop until 8, 9, 10 o' clock in the morning. we go all through the night, take shifts. there's four on our crew, but somebody will take a break and warm up for a little bit, will stop and grab a coffee or whatnot, and we get right back out there." said ashley kellen, contracted employee. kellen is part of a crew that clears snow off the properties of a local contractor. she said when these big snowstorms hit, it's usually an all day job getting everything cleared off. residents in texas are picking the pieces after deadly tornados turned homes into rubble. the national weather service
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tornado with winds of up to 180 miles per hour tore through the city of garland. the tornadoes were part of a storm system being blamed for 24 deaths in three states. c-n-n's alina machado reports.
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barnes and her family rode out the storm inside a bathroom. her husband and her children held on as the twister tore through the home. (carol barnes/surviv or) "the walls started shaking and the house was rocking, and and we just kept hearing these noises and just 'hold on, hold on,' and then it was nothing." they survived - but lost everything in the storm. so did david ruiz and his family. avid ruiz/survivor) "you really don't know what's coming next, you don't know how to recover yet." the family's two cats are still missing. the wintry mix that followed the tornado left little hope of salvaging much of what was left behind. but ruiz says he's glad they have insurance, grateful they have support of family and friends and most of all, thankful his wife and two children survived. (david ruiz/survivor) "thankfully a lot of family has sent a lot of money that we can recover and we're able to eat and stay somewhere warm with a friend." in illinois and missouri - more than a dozen people died after driving onto flooded roads. the victims include four foreign soldiers who were temporarily stationed at fort leonard wood
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now people in both states are bracing for what could be record flooding in the coming days. >> thousands of flights have been canceled or delayed across the u-s because of bad weather. more than 700 flights were canceled at dallas-fort worth international airport alone because of the tornadoes. o'hare international airport officials reported more than 400 flights were canceled yesterday. and, that also impacted the sioux gateway airport. officials say a typical travel y sees about 150 cancelations and four- thousand delays. the trtrel troubles may only get worse as the national weather service predicts the wintery weather to continue this week. if you have some gifts to return or exchange... coming up, we'll give you some things to keep in mind before you head out to the stores. ben: and i'll have your complete
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the gifts have been exchanged and the presents opened. but the holiday shopping ritual isn't quite over yet.
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much of a holiday ritual as putting up the christmas tree. for some though it's christmas all over again, just a few days later. (mos/ mos on deal a shopper found :33 - :41) ""shoes, shoes, shoes... debare shoes $23, michael kors $24?. i mean come on". holiday returns are whatever you make them. before going out experts recommend doing your homework firstt. know store policiesesand what too expect. (sot/ sara skirboll - retailmenot :52 - :57) "so definitely want to try to get your big ticket items back first and foremost because there's a time frame with a lot of retailers." things to remember before heading out.... if you have a gift receipt take it with you.. and don't expect cash back. and in today's high tech world of smart technology..... (sot/ brian hoyt - vp communications/ retailmenot 1:15 -1:20) "having mobile computing power in your pocket is going to make you a smarter shopper, so you can get not only get the best quality product, but can get he best quality product for a great price". be sure to bring your i.d. - most stores will require one... to cut down on fraud.
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so if you're heading out to returnr exchange gifts, make sure you're well prepared. coming up next on news 4 today.... winter is definitely here in siouxland. and so are winter driving conditions. now there's a new apapthat can help you if you get stuck or stranded in a winter storm. we'll show you how it works, after the break.
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getting trapped in dangerous winter driving conditions is something motorists need to be prepared for... a free new app can help you
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while stranded. kelsey kennedy explains. the apaps developers in the riculture communications department of north dakota stata university.. say it's goal is help stranded drivers stay calm in a stressful situation.. they had their less experienced family members in mind.. (sot: super on screen) "i might be able to think about, okay i'm stuck in a ditch i need to contact so and so and do this, but would my teenager know how to do that? so it's to help people gather their thoughts and think safely if something like that happens." the new technology can estimate how long you can run your car to stay warm before running out of gas.. it'll also remind you to clear your tail pipe every half hour.. (sot: lonnie inzer / emergency management deputy chief) "the carbon monoxide exhaust from your car will back up into the vehicle and it's a very dangerous situation." the app is meant to supplement your ysical winter survival kit that's already in your car.. that should include a car charger for your phone.. but be warned.. that could drain your car battery.. (sot: lonnie inzer / emergency management deputy chief) "it drains it at a very slow rate, but its just something that you don't want to do if you need to start your car to keep warm. so use it judiciously." of course parts of the app are only helpful with cell service.. (sot: lonnie inzer / emergency management deputy chief) "if you don't have service, you need to stay warm, you need to drink water, clear your tailpipe so you don't get carbon monoxide poisoning and wait until help
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a battery pack is a good idea to add to your car kit.. this way you can charge your cell phone without using your car's battery. snow is still falling in siouxland. how much more could we see today? t.j.'s in nextto tell us. and one little boy's christmas sh came true after r reiving some new garbage cans. we'll explain, next.
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air right out of canada. high temperatures around siouxland will barely make it out of the lower 20s today with low temperatures tonight in the low teens. a trailing upper level disturbance will swing through the region wednesday morning yielding yet another chance for some light snow but little accumulation is expected. our cold stretch of weather will continue to right through the new year with the sunshine returning. we then begin a bit of a warming trend with highs nearing that
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santa, with the help of some city sanitation workers, made a 4- year-old's christmas wish come true. but this was no ordinary wish and his unusual request brought out the entire neighborhood. kevin oliver has the story.
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not just one or two but 17 neighbors. (jobiah wells, 4-year-old) "some people are outside so theyeyay thank you and i sometimes say you'rere welcome." the truck drivers say they see it week after week. (cliff kallis, truck driver) "he loves it so much, and i'm just amazed at how he goes up and down this neighborhood and puts everybody's back and it just has to be perfect too." (rachael wells, jobiah's mom) "so you want me to write your christmas list? (jobiah wells, 4-year-old) "two blues." so when it came time to make a list for santa. (jobiah wells, 4-year-old) "one gray" "one new green" you guessed it jobiah asked for shiny new garbage cans. (rachael wells, jobiah's mom) "is there anything else you want for christmas? just trash cans. (jobiah wells, 4-year-old) just the trash cans. yes." (honk honk) it became clear jobiah was on santa's nice list. when after all the garbage was picked u u (rachaelelells, jobiah's mom) "who do you think it might be." the folsom garbage trucks came back through to drop something off just for jobiah. (carter wells, jobiah's dad) "are they the right ones? look it's clean! the lids work!" at first he was a little speechless (nats) but then went right to work (nats) wheeling down the old cans to trade them in for the new ones. the drivers on his route cliff
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a hug today? thanks buddy!" are like rock stars to the pre-schooler. (aaron wilson, truck driver) "he loves me. he loves garbage. he loves all things garbage. he loves the drdrers. he can't get enough of the drivers." (cliff kallis, truck driver) "it warms my heart, it really does. it's just amazing." santa did drop off a remote control garbage truck and other toys but this four year old had his heart set on four brand new garbage cans. (jobiah wells, 4-year-old) "i love them, so i'm going to keep them, since i love them. (carter wells, jobiah's dad)
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it's . time f f a break. but we're back in just a moment t with more nene and weather for you on n ns-4 today. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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welcome back and thanks for joining us this morning. i'm sarah te slaa. al has the day off. we've got a lot headed your way
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today... we'll take a look at this morning's road conditions as you head into work. also... after contntued police shooting incidents across the country, many continue to call for a greater dialogue about the frequent use of excessive force by police. we'll have the latest from washington. and an anti endorsement from a new hampshire newspaper has republican presidential candidate donald trump firing back at the publisher of the front-page editorial. and later in healthbeat four... transitioning to college life can be hard for some students. but it can be especially autism. is helping them adjust. but first t.j.....
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out of the lower 20s today with low temperatures tonight in the low teens. >> snow continues to fall right now in the sioux city metro area... and surrounding counties. all across siouxland, we received several inches of snow. those snow has blanketed most of siouxland. here's a live look at our norfolk skycam.
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covered with snow. the nebraska department of road's website shows some of the bigger highways are clearer this morning. this is a live look at spencer, where snow is covering most of the roads. the iowa department of transportation is reporting roads in the state are partially snow covered. right here in sioux city, the look is very similar. everything is all white. to check out the road conditions... you'll find a link on our website, ktiv- dot-com. under the weather tab, scroll down to "road reports." from there you can click on iowa, nebraska, or south dakota. a grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in the death of a 12 year old boy in cleveland. this as chicago police have two more officers on paid leave as the department
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the fatal shooting of two people.. one the police already admit was an accident. edward lawrence has the latest from washington.
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ethan n uch, the texas teen n o was described as having "affluenza" while on trial for killing four people in a drunk- driving crash in 2013 has been arrested by mexican authorities. mexican federal official's have confirmed couch and his mother tonya were arrested yesterday. a man hunt began for couch and his mother after he missed an appointment with his probation officer. tarrant county sheriff dee anderson believes a brief twitter video of young men playing beer pong may have
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the person who posted the video claimed the 18 year old couch, who cannot drink or use drugs and drive, was in the video o d was violating his court terms. authorities say two women died when their vehicle ran off a highway and crashed in northeast nebraska. the accident happened sunday afternoon on u.s. highway 75 in thurston county near pender. the nebraska state patrol says the vehicle rolled down an embankment. they died at the scene. the patrol identified them as 30-year-old britney mccauley, of walthill, and 24-year-old brianna wolfe, of macy. the patrol says investigators suspect alcohol use was a factor in the crash. friends and family gathered to honor the memory of a spencer, iowa wrestler yesterday. more than 12-hundred people packed the spencer high school to attend funeral services for senior austin roberts. during the championship round the 18-year-old collapsed and never got back up. a gofundme account was put together by the spencer tailtwisters to help austin's
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expenses. the account has almost $50,000. if you would like to donate there's a link in this story if you go to ktiv.com. new hampshire's largest newspaper took a aajor dig at donald trump yesterday. ththunion leader called his campaign an insult to voters' intelligence. the paper even compared him to biff - the bully from "back to the future" movies. as josh mcelveen reports, trump is now pummeling the paper's publisher.
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publisher): "and i hope this along with many other of my correct decisions will lead you, a man i have great respect for, and the union leader to endorse me at the appropriate time." but last month the paper gave its endorsement to new jersey governor chris christie.. and trump accused christie pulling strings at the u.l. to print monday's editorial.. while alsoso weighing in on the new jersey bridge scandal. oice of donald trump, (r) presidential candidate): "chris can't win because of his past, i dont believe you've heard the last of the gw bridge thing. because there's no way he didn't know about the closure of the gw bridge." christies campaign declined comment on the feud.. but mcquaid says he's actually surprised it took trump as long as it has to take aim at the paper. (joe mcquaid, union leader publisher): "donald trump has no business running for president of the united states, its a free country so i guess he can but he shouldn't be, which i told him a year ago." >> four republican presidential candidates will speak to new hampshire
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the state's primary campaign. donald trump, carly fiorina and jim gilmore will address the state house of representativ es on january 7th. john kasich will speak on january 20th. new hampshire's primary is on february 9th. a recent c-n-n poll showed trump with 26 percent support in the state. the other three candidates slated to address new hampshire lawmakers are all in the single digits. pitching t tmselves to legislators is part of their last big push for momentum in the first in the nation primary state. senator marco rubio is making a tonight. the town hall meeting will take place at the holiday inn on doors open at 6:15. the event starts at 6:45. anyone who wants to attend needs to rsvp. you can find a link for tickets on our website at ktiv.com. and watch for continuing coverage on ktiv news 4 tonight. when you're done with your christmas tree, instead of just it. the woodbury county conservation
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center are collecting undecorated christmas trees to be chipped for the nature center's trails. you can drop off your used tree at the nature center until january 10. trees should be clean with no ornaments, tinsel, lights, price tags, stands or plastic bags. trees should be placed in the lower parking lot. transitioning to life after high school can be hard for those with autism. coming up in healthbeat four, we'll show you how a new program is helping them adjust.
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transitioning from adolescence into adulthood for people on the autism spectrum can be difficult. and for many, starting college can add to that pressure. now there is a program that may help. erika edwards has more in healthbeat four.
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25-year-old joey juarez has autism but is high functioning. he says he has always had trouble making and keeping friends. along with his regular classes, joey is involved in a program to help his social skills. sot: joey juarez - took ucla peers course - graduate student with autism - :25 - :31) "ininiating and maintaining a conversation. planning get togethers. . e do's and don'ts of a get t tgether depenning on whether it's like a friendndy casual get together or like dating." researchers at ucla's semel institute developed the "program for the education and enrichment of relational skills" -- or "peers." it's a 16-week program where participants engage in role-play demonstrations and behavioral rehearsal exercises that teach them how to have effective one-on-one communicatio n. sot: elizabeth laugeson (log-iss-sen) assistant clinical professor of psychiatry in ucla semel institute, founder & director of ucla peers clinic - :51 - :57) "from there we talk about things like peer entry and exiting, and that's just going up to people and starting conversation s or joining conversation s. the program suggests using a prop such as a cell
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conversations because you don't want to appear as though you are eavesdropping. once you figure out the topic of discussion....... sot: elizabeth laugeson (log-iss-sen) assistant clinical professor of psychiatry in ucla semel institute, founder & director of ucla peers clinic - 1:06 - 1:20) "move a little bit closer and wait for a little bit of a pause in the conversation and then join the conversation by saying something on topic." the peers program even offers tips on dating. sot: elizabeth laugeson (log-iss-sen) assistant clinical professor of psychiatry in ucla semel institute, founder & director of ucla peers clinic - 1:14 - 1;24) "you give them a slight smile and then the next step is that you actually look away. from there you look back, and you repeat the whole cycle again. this is how people naturally flirt." organizers say thee've noticed improvememets in self esteem and in the overall social skills of participants. erika edwards, nbc news. >> peers also incorporates caregivers as social coaches in order to increase the likelihood of maintaining the skills obtained in the program over time. still to come this morning... whole foods is dishing out 5 hundered dollars. we'll tell you why.
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wall street is starting off the fifil week of 2015 in thth red. stocks closededower after a drop in the price of oil and other commodities weighed energy and mining companies down. the dow lost 24 points to finish at 17,528. the nasdaq dropped eight and the s&p fell four points. with less than a week to go in
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down 1 point 7 percent for the year, while the s&p 500 is essentially flat. the nasdaq is up 6 point 4 percent for the year. if you're traveling this new yearar day, there are someme things you don't want to forget to p pk. withthore on that story and other business news, here's ktiv's kaitlyn kinney.... thanks sarah millions of americans will plan trips in the new year. and as they travel... they'll be sure to bring their necessities with them. tripadvisor has announced its travel trends for 2016 and found the three top things american travelers won't leave home without. topping the list is toiletries... 77 percent will be sure to pack their own toiletries. second on the list is... of course... a smartphone to stay connected. and 57 percent will be sure to pack a camera to capture the memories. target is buying unwanted gift cards. the company is partnering with gift card exchange website cardpool and electronic trade-in company nextworth.
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rate of consumers' gift cards and then re-sells them. a 1-hundred dollar walmart gift card would exchange for an 85 dollar target gift card. target will exchange gift cards from more than 600 brands, including old navy, cheesecake factory, tiffany & co, staples and pottery barn. the program is available at over 15-hundred target stores. whole foods wants to put the "overcharging probe" behind them....and it's paying 5-hundred thousand dollars to do it. in a statement monday....whol e foods says it has agreed to pay the 5-hundred thousand to resolve an investigation into whether it overcharged for some items at its new york city stores. days after the city went public with its investigation earlier this year....whole foods execs admitted to, and apologized for, overcharging customers on some products -- like sliced fruits and sandwiches. whole foods says the mistakes were unintentional. apple's fitbit was a top holiday gift this year .. ...making the activity tracker's free app one of the top
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christmas day, according to apple. while downloads don't give a clear picture of fitbit's sales, the surge suggests that many people are setting up new devices. and that's a look at your business and consumer news. sarah? thanks, kaitlyn. when we come back this morning, we'll have the top stories making headlines in siouxland. plus kim kardashian got some pretty expensive gifts for christmas. and carson daly is officially off the market. that's up next in hollywood minute.
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this morning with just some lingering light snow and snow showers. the winter weather advisories for the western half of siouxland will expire at 9:00 am and the winter storm warnings in the east will expire at 6:00 am. as this system pulls away, winds will die down but will continue to usher in colder air right out of canada. high temperatures around siouxland will barely make it out of the lower 20s today with low temperatures tonight in the low teens. >> > it's time for a look at the top headlines in siouxland. snow fell across siouxland yesterday and into this morning. here in sioux city, the snowstorm created near white out conditions earlier in the day with less than half a mile of visibility. city crews have been working through the night to clear streets and spread sand. if you have to go out this morning, make sure you check the road conditions before leaving.
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time to get to your destination... it's snow packed and icy out there. with all of the snow falling yesterday, several kids decided to take advantage of it and hit the hills. this was the scene at grandview park in sioux city yesterday afternoon. since kids are on winter break, it gave them something to do to keep them occupied. some of the sledders said they wished they could go sledding every day. and family and friends gathered yesterday to honor austin rogers. the spencer high school senior passed away after collapsing during a wrestling championship. more than 12-hundred people attended the service. a gofundme account was put together by the spencer tail-twisters to help austin's family with medical and funeral expenses. if you would like to donate, go to ktiv dot come and you'll find a link inside this story. and senator marco rubio will be in sioux city tonight. the town hall style meeting will be held at the holiday inn on gordon drive. the doors will open at 6:15 and the event starts at 6:45. if you want to attend, you have to rsvp. to do that you can go
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and find the link in this story. star wars reaches a box office milestone... and sorry ladies... you can cross carson daly off your list... he's no longer available. mary moloney reports.
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rainbow-hued fur coat, a louis vuitton dress and a prada jumpsuit. and tv-host carson daly returned to his role on the "today show" as a married man. daly and his new wife, siri pinter, managed to surprise their parents with a secret wedding! they later posted these pics of the ceremony on instagram. for hollywood minute, i'm mary moloney. >> coming up in our third half hour... one little boy had his christmas wish come true. we'll show you why his new garbage cans are so special. and the rose bowl game has special meaning for one iowa player. we'll have his story in the
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good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm sarah te slaa. al has the day off. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today... light snow continues to fall in siouxland this morning. we'll take a look at the road conditions as you head into work. also.... down south, tornado victims survey the damage from the twister that killed 8 people in garland texas. that story is on the way for you.
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probably be white knuckling it to work on the slick and snow packed roads this morning. a new app can help you stay safe when driving in the winter conditions. and later a california 4 year old got a unique gift for christmas... new garbage cans. we'll tell you why he can cross that off his list this year. but first, here's ben.
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>> today, we're dealing with the effects of the winter storm that hit siouxland yesterday and overnight. as the snow hit, roads and sidewalks began to freeze over. sioux city was a near white out earlier yesterday, with less than half a mile visibility. and the icy sidewalks and streets were making it more difficult for travel. earlier in the morning, crews were out clearing the streets and spreading sand, but it was slow going. the winter weather conditions did cause some problems for drivers. ktiv's tommie clark shows us the tricky travel on sioux city roads yesterday.
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heaviest snowfall in the tri-state area of the winter season. and although the inches came up short, the snow continues to fall. iowa state troopers have been out on the roads helping drivers stuck in the snow. "this morning after about 9:30 they just started to deteriate quickly. we really saw that significant change. we've had troopers staggered. some came out at 4am, 6am, and then i came out at 7 and then we'll all extend our shifts throughout the day," said iowa state trooper, john farley. trooper john farley says with the limited visibility, it's important to take extra precautions. "we encourage people, turn y headlights on. leave them on low beams. we always say see and be seen," said iowa state trooper, john farley. "and, that's not the only tip for siouxlanders that do have to go out on those snow-covered roads." there's still a thin layer of ice that's built up with road traffic and blowing snow. so there's some important tips
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if you do swerve into a median or ditch and you're in a stranded situation, trooper farley says call 9-1-1 from your cell phone. make sure some emergency personnel know where you are and they will locate you as quickly as possible. he says never leave your vehicle, let the emergency personnel come to you. "first of all plan your route. we know we are experiencing bad wheather here but we always encourage people make sure they check where their destination, what it's like. make sure you know where you're at on the roadway. if you're traveling down i-29 towards the omaha area make sure you know your mile markers. what exit you just passed," said iowa state patrol trooper, john farley. if it's an extended period of
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storm-- bring a jacket, blanket, gloves, and bottled water. if you have to drive somewhere today, make sure you check the road conditions before you go. you'll find a link on our website, ktiv-dot-com. under the weather tab, scroll down to "road reports." from there you can click on iowa, nebraska, or south dakota. and if you want the latest up to date weather information at your fingertips, you can dowload our free storm team 4 weather app on your phone or tablet for free. there's interactive radar along with hourly and daily forecasts. it's under the weather tab at ktiv-dot-com. residents in texas are picking up the pieces after deadly tornados turned homes into rubble. the national weather service says an e-f-4 tornado with winds of up to 180 miles per hour tore through the city of garland. the tornadoes were part of a storm system being blamed for 24
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c-n-n's alina machado reports.
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the family's two cats are still missing. the wintry mix that followed the tornado left little hope of salvaging much of what was left behind. but ruiz says he's glad they have insurance, grateful they have support of family and friends and most of all, thankful his wife and two children survived. (david ruiz/survivor) "thankfully a lot of family has sent a lot of money that we can recover and we're able to eat and stay somewhere warm with a friend." in illinois and missouri - more than a dozen people died after driving onto flooded roads. the victims include four foreign soldiers who were temporarily stationed at fort leonard wood for training. now people in both states are bracing for what could be record flooding in the
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>> thousands of flights have been canceled or delayed across the u-s because of bad weather. more than 700 flights were canceled at dallas-fort worth international airport alone because of the tornadoes. o'hare international airport officials reported more than 400 flights were canceled yesterday. and, that also impacted the sioux gateway airport. officials say a typical travel day sees about 150 cancelations and four- thousand delays. the travel troubles may only get worse as the national weather service predicts the wintery weather to continue this week. one little boy's christmas wish came true after receiving some new garbage cans. we'll explain after the break. and i'll have your complete do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much
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santa, with the help of some california sanitation workers, made a 4-year-old's christmas wish come true. but this was no ordinary wish and his unusual request brought out the entire neighborhood. kevin oliver reports.
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(jobiah wells, 4-year-old) "some people are outside so they say thank you and i sometimes say you're welcome." the truck drivers say they see it week after week. (cliff kallis, truck driver) "he loves it so much, and i'm just amazed at how he goes up and down this neighborhood and puts everybody's back and it just has to be perfect too." (rachael wells, jobiah's mom) "so you want me to write your christmas list? (jobiah wells, 4-year-old) "two blues." so when it came time to make a list for santa. (jobiah wells, 4-year-old) "one gray" "one new green" you guessed it jobiah asked for shiny new garbage cans. (rachael wells, jobiah's mom) "is there anything else you want for christmas? just trash cans. (jobiah wells, 4-year-old) just the trash cans. yes." (honk honk) it became clear jobiah was on santa's nice list. when after all the garbage was picked up (rachael wells, jobiah's mom) "who do you think it might be." the folsom garbage trucks came back through to drop something off just for jobiah. (carter wells, jobiah's dad) "are they the right ones? look it's clean! the lids work!" at first he was a little speechless (nats) but then went right to work (nats) wheeling down the old cans to trade them in for the new ones. the drivers on his route cliff and aaron (aaron wilson, truck driver) "thanks buddy. do i get a hug today? thanks buddy!" are like rock stars to the pre-schooler. (aaron wilson, truck driver) "he loves me. he
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things garbage. he loves the drivers. he can't get enough of the drivers." (cliff kallis, truck driver) "it warms my heart, it really does. it's just amazing." santa did drop off a remote control garbage truck and other toys but this four year old had his heart set on four brand new garbage cans. (jobiah wells, 4-year-old) "i love them, so i'm going to keep them, since i love them. (carter wells, jobiah's dad) "it's a good plan." >> fans are ready to watch iowa play in the rose bowl on friday.
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for one player. iowa's q-b... c-j beathard's uncle was the rose bowl mvp -- more than 50 years ago. that's next in the sports fource morning wrap.
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>> hawkeye football fans don't have to wait much longer to see their team play. ktiv's brad pautsch has more in the sports fource morning wrap.
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big situations. friday presents a new challenge against a stanford offense led by a-p player of the year, running back christian mccaffrey, who set an ncaa record with nearly 3,500 all-purpose yards he's a guy who certainly has the hawkeyes attention. "he just seems to run through arm tackles like it's no big deal," said iowa linebacker cole fishers. "he's really dangerous in the pass." "it's hard to tackle him," said iowa defensive coordinator phil parker, "it's hard to get your hands wrapped around him and make tackles. i think you've got to leverage him, and you've got to make sure you can contain him." which is something the iowa defense has been built on, strength and fundamentals, the big battle appears to be up front which is the way the hawks say they like it. "for me that's the most fun when you're down in the trenches, big collisions in the holes," added fisher. "i think that's like true football i guess." the respect the hawks have for mccaffrey seems to be mutual from the stanford star "we know
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game," said mccaffery. "there's going to be plays made all over the place. iowa's a great football team and they're here for a reason. so, we know it's going to present a lot of challenges." and in order to contain the stanford offense the hawks say they've got to be mean, which apparently isn't a problem for jaleel johnson - "my family's full of mean people. it was handed down," said johnson. "my grandfather, he's a really mean person. my father's a mean person, so that's where it came from." we will air a half-hour special called "the road to the rose bowl", on thursday at 6:30. with the help from our sister station, kwwl in waterloo, we'll look back at the special 2015 season and look ahead to the matchup against stanford. the game kicks off at 4:10 on friday afternoon. for more go to ktiv.com. i'm brad pautsch with the sports fource morning wrap. >> snow is starting to taper off
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things don't warm up much today. t.j.'s in next with the forecast. plus... a new app can help you if you get stuck or stranded in a winter storm. we'll show you how it works, straight ahead.
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yielding yet another chance for some light snow but little accumulation is expected. our cold stretch of weather will continue to right through the new year with the sunshine returning. we then begin a bit of a warming trend with highs nearing that freezing mark just in time for the weekend. >> getting trapped in dangerous winter driving conditions is something motorists need to be prepared
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a free new app can help you remember what life saving steps to take to stay safe and warm while stranded. kelsey kennedy explains. the app's developers in the agriculture communications department of north dakota state university.. say it's goal is help stranded drivers stay calm in a stressful situation.. they had their less experienced family members in mind.. (sot: super on screen) "i might be able to think about, okay i'm stuck in a ditch i need to contact so and so and do this, but would my teenager know how to do that? so it's to help people gather their thoughts and think safely if something like that happens." the new technology can estimate how long you can run your car to stay warm before running out of gas.. it'll also remind you to clear your tail pipe every half hour.. (sot: lonnie inzer / emergency management deputy chief) "the carbon monoxide exhaust from your car will back up into the vehicle and it's a very dangerous situation." the app is meant to supplement your physical winter survival kit that's already in your car.. that should include a car charger for your phone.. but be warned.. that could drain your car battery.. (sot: lonnie inzer / emergency management deputy chief) "it drains it at a very slow rate, but its just something that you don't want to do if you need to start your car to keep warm. so use it judiciously." of course parts of the app are only helpful with cell service.. (sot: lonnie inzer / emergency management deputy chief) "if you don't have service, you need to stay warm, you need to drink water, clear your tailpipe so you don't get carbon monoxide poisoning and wait until help
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>> that was kelsey kennedy reporting. a battery pack is a good idea to add to your car kit.. this way you can charge your cell phone without using your car's battery. it's . time for a break. we're back with our fourth half hour of news 4 today. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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welcome back and thanks for joining us this morning. i'm sarah te slaa. al has the day off. we've got a lot headed your way in this half hour of news four today... we'll take a look at what's ahead for you in your morning commute. also... after continued police
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incidents across the country, many continue to call for a greater dialogue about the frequent use of excessive force by police. we'll have the latest from washington. and an anti endorsement from a newspaper has republican trump firing back at the publisher of the front-page editorial. and this year the internet brought us some amazing and some not so amazing videos. we'll show you some of the top clips captured on camera from around the world in what's trending. but first ben....
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snow continued to fall overnight across siouxland... . snow totals are just starting to trickle in... but it was enough to create slick conditions throughout siouxland. so take it easy out there as you head into work this morning. here's a live look at our norfolk skycam. roads in northeast nebraska are covered with snow. the state's department of road's website shows some of the bigger highways are
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this is a live look at spencer, where snow is covering most of the roads. the iowa department of transportation is reporting interstates and highways in the state are partially snow covered. right here in sioux city, a smiliar site. slow going on streets and highways. to check out the road conditions... you'll find a link on our website, ktiv- dot-com. under the weather tab, scroll down to "road reports." from there you can click on iowa, nebraska, or south dakota. a grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in the death of a 12 year old boy in cleveland. this as chicago police have two more officers on paid leave as the department investigates the fatal shooting of two people.. one the police already admit was an accident. edward lawrence has the latest from washington.
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the united states in response to no indictment of officers involved in shooting and killing 12 year old tamir rice. this protest in new york city. (sot khaolo vasquez, student protester :16 - :20) "i would like to see a legal system that incarcerates killer cops." on november 22, 2014 someone called 911 saying there was a gunman in the park. the dispatcher never relayed critical information to responding officers that it was likely a boy with a toy gun. one second after the officers arrived they shot tamir. (sot timothy mcginty, cuyahoga county prosecutor :37 - :42) "it was horrible unfortunate and regrettable but it was not by the law the binds us a crime." (sot walter madison, rice family attorney :43 - :53) "someone other than the elected county official who works very closely with law enforcement officers in this community day in and day out should have probably made this decision."
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rahm emmanuel cut his vacation short amid new calls for his resignation. two officers shot and killed a 19 year old they say was acting out with a baseball bat. chicago police also say they accidentially killed a mother of 5 in the gunfire. the justice department is already looking at the chicago police department as a whole for their community response and escalation protocols.. i'm edward lawrence in washington, now back to you. >> ethan couch, the texas teen who was described as having "affluenza" while on trial for killing four people in a drunk- driving crash in 2013 has been arrested by mexican authorities. mexican federal officials have confirmed couch and his mother tonya were arrested yesterday. a man hunt began for couch and his mother after he missed an appointment with his probation officer. the tarrant county sheriff believes a brief twitter video of young men playing beer pong may have triggered couch to flee. the person who posted the video claimed that 18 year old couch, who can't drink, was in the video and was violating his court terms. authorities say two women died
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highway and crashed in northeast nebraska. the accident happened sunday afternoon on highway 75 in thurston county near pender. the nebraska state patrol says the vehicle rolled down an embankment. they died at the scene. the patrol identified them as 30-year-old britney mccauley, of walthill, and 24-year-old brianna wolfe, of macy. the patrol says investigators suspect alcohol use was a factor in the crash. friends and family gathered yesterday to honor the memory of a spencer, iowa wrestler. more than 12-hundred people packed spencer high school to attend funeral services for senior austin roberts. during the championship round the 18-year-old collapsed and never got back up. a gofundme account was put together by the spencer tail-twisters to help austin's family with medical and funeral expenses. the account has raised nearly $50,000. if you would like to donate there's a link in this story if you go to ktiv.com. new hampshire's largest newspaper
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yesterday. the union leader called his campaign an insult to voters' intelligence. the paper even compared him to biff - the bully from "back to the future" movies. as josh mcelveen reports, trump is now pummeling the paper's publisher.
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(r) presidential candidate): "chris can't win because of his past, i dont believe you've heard the last of the gw bridge thing. because there's no way he didn't know about the closure of the gw bridge." christies campaign declined comment on the feud.. but mcquaid says he's actually surprised it took trump as long as it has to take aim at the paper. (joe mcquaid, union leader publisher): "donald trump has no business running for president of the united states, its a free country so i guess he can but he shouldn't be, which i told him a year ago." >> four republican presidential candidates will speak to new hampshire lawmakers in the final weeks of the state's primary campaign. donald trump, carly fiorina and jim gilmore will address the state house of representativ es on january 7th. john kasich will speak on january 20th. new hampshire's primary is on february 9th. a
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with 26 percent support in the state. the other three candidates slated to address new hampshire lawmakers are all in the single digits. pitching themselves to legislators is part of their last big push for momentum in the first in the nation primary state. senator marco rubio is making a campaign stop in sioux city tonight. the town hall meeting will take place at the holiday inn on gordon drive. doors open at 6:15. the event starts at 6:45. anyone who wants to attend needs to rsvp. you can find a link for tickets on our website at ktiv.com. and be sure to watch for continuing coverage on ktiv news 4 tonight. it's been a crazy year for the internet and viral videos. coming up in what's trending, we'll show you some of ones that made headlines from 20-15. and i'll have your complete
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from the famous to the infamous... the hilarious to the heartwrenchi ng... and the adorable to the frustrating... remember the debate over
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this year was full of moments captured on camera that caught our attention. jeremy roth revisits 2015's most viral stories.
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hoverboards and holograms. the whole thing culminated with the actors showing up on prime time in -- what else? -- the delorean. (nats) "great scott!" there was perhaps no viral video in 2015 as horrifying as this... a vehicle dash camera captured a transasia flight as it careened out of the sky... clipped a vehicle on a bridge... and plunged into a river. officials say pilot error was to blame... 43 people were killed. pharmaceutical c-e-o martin shkreli made headlines when he raised the price of a life-saving aids medication. i'm not talking a couple bucks -- daraprim skyrocketed from thirteen-fifty to seven hundred fifty dollars per pill overnight. the daily beast declared shkreli "the most-hated man in america," surpassing even the dentist who killed cecil the lion. speaking of... zimbabwe's prized "cecil the lion" was illegally hunted in july... sparking an international firestorm against walter palmer. and while palmer didn't face charges, he did face abject humiliation -- the controversy inspired ridiculous halloween costumes. (nats - singing) a patti labelle fan's ode to the singer's frozen dessert pies sent sales through the roof when his musical review went viral and captured the attention of the singer herself. labelle
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desserts... hosting him for thanksgiving dinner... from one diva to another... johanna colon channeled the essence of aretha during a summer dance recital. (nats) "ooh your kisses, sweeter than honey. but guess what? so is my money." the sassy 6-year-old tapped her way to total stage dominance. (nats) "take care, t-c-b." and the story that had everyone talking this year... the dress! is it blue and black... or white and gold? a question that sparked countless buzzfeed articles and threatened to tear families apart. for the record -- it's totally blue and black.
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still to come this morning... the world remembers one of the gloebtrotter finest. plus... the town of san francisco is cracking down on justin bieber. we'll tell you why, coming up.
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on the tonight show last night, jimmy fallon had tina fey as his guest.
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on the show tonight, mark wahlberg, bill burr and sheryl crow. you can catch the tonight show with jimmy fallon right here on ktiv at 10:35 after news 4. basketball great meadowlark lemon, who entertained millions as a long-time member of the harlem globetrotter s died on sunday. lemon joined the globetrotters in 19-54 and played with them for 24- seasons
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thousand games. he also became a t-v personality, starring in a globetrotters cartoon series and appearing on the ed sullivan show and in many national lemon later served as an motivational speaker, and was inducted into the basketball hall of fame in 2003. meadowlark lemon was 83. san francisco is cracking down on some justin bieber graffiti spray-painted on sidewalks. the city attorney says they're marketing campaign promoting bieber's new album "purpose". the graffiti artists appear to have used permanent spray, so even rain may not wash them away. the city attorney sent a letter to bieber's record label and his distributor yesterday. he demanded their full cooperation in tracking down who is responsible for the
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out of the lower 20s today with low temperatures tonight in the low teens. >> we're wrapping things up on this tuesday morning. when we come back we'll have the top headlines in siouxland. and a cliff in brazil has become a popular
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it's time for a look at the top headlines in siouxland. snow fell across siouxland yesterday and into this morning. here in sioux city, the snowstorm created near white out conditions earlier in the day with less than half a mile of visibility. city crews have been working through the night to clear streets and spread sand. if you have to go out this morning, make sure you check the road conditions before leaving. and give yourself some extra time to get to your destination... it's snow packed and icy out there. and senator marco rubio will be in sioux city tonight. the town hall style meeting will be held at the holiday inn on gordon drive. the doors will open at 6:15 and the event starts at 6:45. if you want to attend, you have to rsvp. to do that you can go to our website, ktiv dot com and find the link in this story.
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finally this morning, a group of cliff photos spreading on social media have made this little known place in the suburbs of rio de janeiro a hot tourism attraction. the site is now receiving curious hikers who want to pose for photos on its cliff. tourists first have to climb the hill for over an hour and then wait in line, perhaps for another hour under the scorching summer sun, in order to get a chance to stand on a stone, which is right on the edge of the cliff and pose for pictures. one local tourist said even though the line is long,
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