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sarah has the day off. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today.... the man wanted for attemped murder in sac county, iowa was arrestested yesterday. we'll have the latest on the investigation. and a sioux city man accussed of stabbing another man n death early wednesday morning isislso behind bars. authorities say 47-year- old elias wanatee stabbed his wife's uncle during a fight that broke out early wednesday morning. family. and a federal judge has ordered the i-phone e the shooters who carried out the mamaacre in san bernardino, california. but apple is fighting the order, saying it could threaten the security of millions of i-phone users. and later, a new feature film follows the life of a young man and his battle with cancer. that hearwarming story is on ththway. but first, herere ben.
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high wind watch in effect for holt county from 6 pm tonight until 6 am friday our warm-up resumes today with highs returning to the 40s and 50s (maybe a few 60s out west?)! there will still be a fair amount of cloud cover/patchy fog along with a few rays of sunnhine and a briik southhasterly wiid, so it won'' exactly be the prettiest of days, but hey, warmth is warmth! a cold front off to the west will plow through the area tonight which could pop up a rain shower or two and increase/shift our winds to the west that could initially gust up to 50 miles per hour late tonight/early tomorrow morning keeping lows close to 40 degrees. friday will bring more warmth, wind and sun pushing highs further into the 50s tt nearr60. now if i were to choose onn day that stann above the rest of he next seven, it would be saturday because, while it won't be quite as warm as friday, it will be calmer, still mild with a decent amount of sunshine. the rest of the weekend/early next week will bring us more mild air with highs in the 40s, a decent mix of clouds and sun and hardly any precipitation. see graphics. wx timer @ :40 >> a sioux city man is behind bars, today. jeremy wanatee is accused of stabbing another man to death early wednesday mororing. ktiv'ss tiffany lane has the details
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of 2016... and the emotional reaction from the victim's family.
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wrong." . su family members say wanatee stabbed mace down the street and that's when mace made his way to the house behind where his friend lives, asking for help. sioux city police say the stabbing happened during a fight. mace, a father of five, was taken to mercy medical center.. where those close to him, left one final message before he died. "just that i love him and to let go." in sioux city, tiffany lane, ktiv news 4.>> wanatee, has an extensive criminal record. he served more than 20- years in prison for the murdrd of a man outside of a sioux city bar in 1990 in 2014, wanatee was wanted by the u.s. marshal service for violating his parole for 2nd-degree murder. then in october of last year, wantatee was charged with assualt while displaying a dangerous weapon. he was accused of pulling out a machete-type knife dudung a disturbance at the super wal-mart on floyd boulevard in sioux city.
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murder in sac county, iowa, has been captured. officers with the fort dodge police department got a tip that 36-year-old jeremy werneburg was at the wal-mart store in fort dodge, wednesday afternoon. the first officer on the scene tried to handcuff werneburg, but the suspect fought back. the officer suffered a knee injury, and had to use his taser to control werneburg. werneburg has been on the run since sunday night. that's when an eyewitness says werneburg intentionally hit kyle freese with his car outside the carnarvon inn in tiny carnarvon, iowa. freese is in stable conditioin a des moines hospital. apple c-e-o tim cook is challenging a judge's order that the technology company assist the f-b-i with unlocking an i-phone used by accused terrorist syed farook. the federal government says it needs to have access to any records in farook's phone in order to track leads to isis. apple says the order could endanger phone privacy for hundreds of millions of law-abiding citizens around the world. cook published a bullish open letter, pledging to fight the ruling
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fbi investigators access to encrypted data on the device. cook says to comply with the order sets a dangerous precedent. apple has five days to respond to the court if it believes that compliance would be burdensome. turkey's military carried out airstrikes today on kurdish rebels, after a car bomb in ankara killed at least 28 people wednesday. the explosion occurred during evening rush hour in the heart of ankara, in an area close to parliament and armed forces headquarters and lodgings. turkish media are reporting that wednesday's suicide bombing was carried out by a syrian national linked to the outlawed kurdistan workers' party, or p-k-k. the turkish military says last night's airstrikes targeted a group of up to 70 p-k-k rebels across the border in northern iraq. health and human services secretary sylvia burwell will visit flint michigan today to get a firsthand look at the federal response to the city's water crisis. secretary burwell will talk with local leadership and community
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address the city's ongoing health challenges. she'll also visit a flint health center that is providing lead testing and health care services to families and children who have been affected by lead-contaminated water. flint's mayor has recently called for quick action in flint to remove and replace old pipes in the city. but governor rick snyder announced a plan wednesday to coat the city's pipes with a protective film and conduct an infrastructure study first. it's been exactly 8 months since the shooting at mother emanuel a-m-e church in charleston, south carolina... and the church has received all sorts gifts from across the world to help their grief reporter travis rice got a look at what church members are doing with all the gifts they've received.
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archives as their called. s/liz alston/church member we're trying to make sure that what we do will be appreciated by posterity, i guess. it' such an awesome task" paintings, letters, cards, stuffed animals s/liz alston/church member people set hats, they send afghans, they send pot holders the city of charleston lent the church the space after they ran out of room at emanuel. "hundreds, at least a hundred portraits, suzy jackson, that's the painting right there" priceless portraits line the walls, but alston's favorite - an artful message from inmates. s/liz alston/church member "he talked about the fact that even though they are incarcerated that they want us to know that they care about us" i just cant thank them enough. when i see this my life becomes
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has happened at the church and i just want to make sure that what the people have sent to us is treated within the spirit in which it was given >> life insurance policies can be hard to understand. coming up next, we'll give you some tips on which plan you should purchase. ben: and i'll have your complete forecast next!
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increase/shift our winds to the west that could initially gust up to 50 miles per hour late tonight/early tomorrow morning keeping lows close to 40 degrees. friday will bring more warmth, wind and sun pushing highs further into the 50s to near 60. now if i were to choose one day that stands above the rest of the next seven, it would be saturday because, while it won't be quite as warm as friday, it will be calmer, still mild with a decent amount of sunshine. the rest of the weekend/early next week will bring us more mild air with highs in the 40s, a decent mix of clouds and sun and hardly any precipitation. see graphics. >> life insurance policies can be confusing... lynda baquero explains just how different the benefits can be.
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whittle has lived quite the life... always a trailblazer -- and determined... and that determination is one of the reasons we met this retired teacher... (sot: trudi whittle, policy holder) "i'm becoming of age where i'm starting to think about making things easier for those who are left behind because i come from a very small family." (nats) "my only sister" with no children, trudi started thinking about her sister, peggy. she wanted to make sure she'd be the beneficiary of her life insurance policy -- a policy she had paid premiums on, for years. (sot: trudi whittle, policy holder) "i've had it for, i'd say 30 years, or more" the policy was with prudential insurance company of america... through her work as a teacher. it also covered her husband, george, who passed away in the year 2000. and she did receive an insurance check after his passing... (sot: trudi whittle, policy holder) "i had absolutely no problems, and that's the only time i'd been in connection with the company and i was quite pleased" but when she asked about =her= death benefit....she heard news she found alarming. (sot: trudi
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canceled that policy. i was speechless... i said well how can you cancel something, and it was news to me, without having something formally sent to you" confused about her coverage-- she asked to get answers. life insurance comes in two major categories: -permanent: which offers protection throughout your life. some policies allow you to build cash value (which you can withdraw) the premiums are generally more expensive -and there's term life: which lasts a fixed period of time. there's no cash value. premiums generally remain the same. >> that was lynda baquero reporting. prudential insurance looked into trudi's policy. they say her coverage began in 1992 and she will receive a benefit but the cash value isn't accruing. straight ahead on news 4 today.... a man struggling with muscular dystrophy has a dying wish.
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making the special trip.
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> struggling with a form of muscular dystrohpy, a sergeant bluff, iowa, man's dying wish is to visit the entertainment capital of the world. and, a donation he received yesterday will bring him a step closer. ktiv's sam curtiss reports.
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he's soft spoken...using his cousin to relay messages. "venilators [and] feeding tubes, we have a lot of medical equipment," said lee. the 33-year-old's dying wish is to travel.....to the city of lights....aka las vegas. "it's his dream," said lee. "the excitement, the lights [and] the glory about vegas." and this will certainly help get him closer to it.....a $2,000 dollar donation from winnavegas. because lukken would need caregivers by his side. "it's not a trip where we can just get our group of friends and grab our tickets and go," said lee. "it takes 24/7 care." dan lewis has led the charge in fundraising efforts. lewis owns a restaurant lukken eats at from time-to- time. "from my side, it means more for us to actually make it happen in his lifetime," said lewis. in a few months time, donations are just south of $7,000. but lukken's wish, currently, is grounded. plagued because lewis says commercial flying is not an option. "he has to fly in a private plane," said lewis. "that's our biggest
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recline and fly in his chair." to get this many donations certainly is hitting the jackpot. friends and family just hope they can cash-in his winnings. "it will be his last trip," said lee. "we're just really excited to try and see as a community, as businesses and everything else, and as human beings, trying to make a last wish come true for somebody," said lewis. sam curtiss, ktiv news four. >> lukken has only been out of the tri-state area twice before. both lewis and lee say driving would be " tough" on his body. today's the day we'll finally see the warm weather. ben's got the details after the break. and a new feature film follows the life of a minneosta man and his battle with cancer. up next, we'll meet the woman who made
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am friday our warm-up resumes today with highs returning to the 40s and 50s (maybe a few 60s out west?)! there will still be a fair amount of cloud cover/patchy fog along with a few rays of sunshine and a brisk southeasterly wind, so it won't exactly be the prettiest of days, but hey, warmth is warmth! a cold front off to the west will plow through the area tonight which could pop up a rain shower or two and increase/shift our winds to the west that could initially gust up to 50 miles per hour late tonight/early tomorrow morning keeping lows close to 40 degrees. friday will bring more warmth, wind and sun pushing highs further into the 50s to near 60. now if i were to choose one day that stands above the rest of the next seven, it would be saturday because, while it won't be quite as warm as friday, it will be calmer, still mild with a decent amount of sunshine. the rest of the weekend/early next week will bring us more mild air with highs in the 40s, a decent mix of clouds and sun and hardly any precipitation. see graphics. >> a new film showcasses the inspiring love story of a minnesota man during his battle with cancer. pat evans introduces us to the 'mom'-- who helped make it happen.
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like most parent's bonnie and dan boyum are very proud of their son... (sot: bonnie boyum, michael's mother) "everybody loved him, he was just a nice, nice person." michael boyum's life had all the ingredients of a minnesota made success story... everything but a happy ending. (sot: bonnie boyum, michael's mother) "he said mom, will you come feel this lump, and i felt it, i'm a nurse, i knew it was cancer." (nats) the cancer turned out to be leukemia... (sot: bonnie boyum, michael's mother) "it was just devastating, although it wasn't to michael... he saw positive in everything." michael's inspirational story didn't end with his death 16 years ago. (nats) (sot: bonnie boyum, michael's mother) "michael had so much faith, he said if god wants to take me home at age 21 that's fine, but i have a high school sweetheart here." it's that love story bonnie succeeded in getting made into an independent film called "until forever." (nats: movie)
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was that i fell in love with michael boyum..." 'until forever' was filmed in the twin cities, and while it's a love story, the film also explores michaels faith and how he his brother matt, who was suffering from debilitating depression. (sot: matt boyum, michael's "mike always talked about how life is just so short, and it really gave me an internal perspective as far as strengthenin g my faith." while few things are ever certain in life, bonnie boyum says she sure of one thing... for anyone who sees the movie... (sot: bonnie boyum, michael's mother) "in some area, it will change people's lives" >> it's . time for a break. but we're back in just a moment with more news and weather for you on news-4 today. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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good morning and welcome back. i'm al joens. sarah has the day off. coming up in this half hour.... a new national poll suggests what could be a siesmic shakup in the republican race. ted cruz is hoping to keep up with donald trump in this weekend's contest, but marco rubio has just scored an influential endorsement. the latest from washington. and protesters lined the streets of denison, iowa on wednesday. at the center of the protest is chief. we'll hear from the man leading the protests. and later in healthbeat 4.... a new type of baby monitor can track vitals like heart rate and breathing. one mom says the new technology son's life. what she's doing to make other device. but first ben....
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holt county from 6 pm tonight until 6 am friday our warm-up resumes today with highs returning to the 40s and 50s (maybe a few 60s out west?)! there will still be a fair amount of cloud cover/patchy fog along with a few rays of sunshine and a brisk southeasterly wind, so it won't exactly be the prettiest of days, but hey, warmth is warmth! a cold front off to the west will plow through the area tonight which could pop up a rain shower or two and increase/shift our winds to the west that could initially gust up to 50 miles per hour late tonight/early tomorrow morning keeping lows close to 40 degrees. friday will bring more warmth, wind and sun pushing highs further into the 50s to near 60. now if i were to choose one day that stands above the rest of the next seven, it would be saturday because, while it won't be quite as warm as friday, it will be calmer, still mild with a decent amount of sunshine. the rest of the weekend/early next week will bring us more mild air with highs in the 40s, a decent mix of clouds and sun and hardly any precipitation. see graphics. >> there are new developments this morning in the republican race for president. donald trump is losing steam ted cruz is gaining momentum and marco rubio has a new ace in
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carolina. tracie potts is following all these developments from washington this morning.
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lawsuit over this cruz ad: (nats of cruz campaign ad, "i'm very pro-choice." :34-:36) trump says that's old - he's now is pro-life. ("courtesy of cnn") super burned in (sot: ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate :39- :44) "it is quite literally the most ridiculous theory i've ever heard." flash "please donald - file this lawsuit." ("courtesy of cnn") super burned in at that same event marco rubio denounced president obama's trip to cuba. ("courtesy of cnn") super burned in (sot: marco rubio/ (r) presidential candidate :49- :51) "he's probably not going to invite me." (nats of sc gov nikki haley's endorsement) rubio just picked up the endorsement of south carolina's governor, over jeb bush. (sot: jeb bush/ (r) presidential candidate :58- 1:00) "i'm disappointed she didn't endorse me." two more days to more disappointment or - a push foward - for the six republicans left in this race. i'm tracie potts in washington - back to you. >> nevada looks like a tough battleground for hillary clinton and bernie sanders. a new c-n-n-o-r-c poll has democratic caucusgoers in nevada split almost evenly between the two presidential candidates. 48-percent say they support clinton...47- percent sanders. the racial divide among likely caucus-goers in nevada is not nearly as big as among voters in south carolina. both white and minority voters are about evenly divided between the two candidates. the democratic caucus takes place on saturday. president obama will pay a visit to cuba next month. the historic visit to the communist island nation will be part of a trip through latin america... it comes after the president formally re- opened ties with cuba in 20-14, ending more than 50
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the last sitting u-s president to visit cuba was calvin coolidge in 19-28. the two cuban- american republicans running for president both slammed obama for making the trip. at a town hall wednesday, senators ted cruz and marco rubio said the president shouldn't go to cuba until it's free of what they called it's repressive regime. retired supreme court justice sandra day o'connor is disagreeing with fellow republicans... and is urging president obama to fill the supreme court's newly vacant seat quickly. o'connor says the president should name a nominee as soon as possible, despite threats from congressional republicans determined to block any nominee. o'connor was the first woman to serve on the supreme court, nominated by president ronald reagan in 1981. some legal analysts are calling on president obama to reappoint the 85-year-old former justice. south dakota governor dennis daugaard's office says he will meet with members from a sioux falls non profit who want to introduce
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transgender south dakotans sometime in the next week. on tuesday, the state senate passed a bill that would require south dakota students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that to their sex at birth. if daugaard approves it, south dakota would become the first state in the nation to pass such a law. the governor has not said whether he will sign the measure. a group of protesters walked the streets of denison, iowa wednesday. at the heart of the protest are lewd images allegedly created on a computer by the city's police chief. ktiv's tommie clark has the story.
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denison police officer, ray ohl. ohl says, what he calls, "harrasment" started in 2002. "he's got pictures on there that he'll photoshop of employees, of his employees, his subordinates and he'll photoshop their heads on different stuff," said former denison police officer, ray ohl. the city attorney, who was indirectly involved with the matter, says there was information on the chief's computer that somehow got onto the department's shared drive. "the mayor investigated the allegations that were raised by ohl and determined that disciplinary action was appropriate with regard to the chief. he administred that discipline in accordance with the policy of the city and the city considers this matter closed," said denison city attorney, derrick franck. the city attorney can't say what that disciplinary action was. mayor daniel leinen could not comment on-camera due to legal liabilities, but he said he believes the city "used correct protocol" and he "does not agree with what the chief-of-police did." but, ohl says emswiler was written up. he says that's not enough and protesters agree. senior patrol officer bradley wendt took around 50 pictures-- that he atttributes to emswiler-- to the city. "they wanted someone to take it to the mayor or city countil and
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that so they asked me to do that so i did it for them...reporter: and what compelled you to do that?...it's just the right thing to do," said denison police department senior patrol officer, bradley wendt. wendt says it wasn't easy. "it's hard enough to come forward with something about your boss and risk your career, let alone not having something done about it," said denison police department senior patrol officer, bradley wendt. so far, chief emswiler has declined to comment on the allegations. in denison, iowa...tommie clark...ktiv news 4. >> ohl says he feels the matter was "swept under the rug" and that's one reason why he decided to organize the protest. students at one sioux city school are taking a stand against bullying. the group, from east middle school, call themselves the "positive spartans." the group joined efforts with the council
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violence to hold school assemblies at spalding park elementary school, wednesday morning. the students of spalding park have a group of their own... called the "positive possum panthers". both groups have a message for bullies.. "i hope that they figure out that bullying isn't the right way to go," said 7th grader, carter vanderloo. "just make friends and always be positive. it doesn't feel good to be bullied. i know that because i was bullied myself, so i want to try and help others." the positive spartans is an after-school program for students at east middle school who want to make a positive difference when it comes to bullying. and there's a new device that monitors baby's vitals such as their heart rate and breathing. up next in healthbeat 4, we'll meet a mom who says that monitor saved her son's life.
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fundraiser, is coming up. giveus some of those details. it is on saturday february 20th at the marina inn hotel. doors will open at
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forecast next! >
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high wind watch in effect for holt county from 6 pm tonight until 6 am friday our warm-up resumes today with highs returning to the 40s and 50s (maybe a few 60s out west?)! there will still be a fair amount of cloud cover/patchy fog along with a few rays of sunshine and a brisk southeasterly wind, so it won't exactly be the prettiest of days, but hey, warmth is warmth! a cold front off to the west will plow through the area tonight which could pop up a rain shower or two and increase/shift our winds to the west that could initially gust up to 50 miles per hour late tonight/early tomorrow morning keeping lows close to 40 degrees. friday will bring more warmth, wind and sun pushing highs further into the 50s to near 60. now if i were to choose one day that stands above the rest of the next seven, it would be saturday because, while it won't be quite as warm as friday, it will be calmer, still mild with a decent amount of sunshine. the rest of the weekend/early next week will bring us more mild air with highs in the 40s, a decent mix of clouds and sun and hardly any precipitation. see graphics. >> one mother says her son might not be alive today if it weren't for one baby monitoring device... and now she wants to share her story in hopes of reassuring other parents.
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doctors told her andrew had reflux... (sot: joseph migliuri, pediatrician) "they're just not mature and big enough yet to handle clearing their airways" some doctors agree - the owlet is the right reassurance for parents. (sot: joseph migliuri, pediatrician) "it is a health and wellness device it is not a fda approved medical device but they are working with the fda to produce a medical version of the monitor." (nats) (sot: stephanie sjogren, mother) "is it worth that kind of peace of mind" (nats) (sot: stephanie sjogren, mother) "to me it was." >> that was alyana gomez reporting. coming up on news 4 today.... hershey's has unveiled a new flavor for their popular kisses. we'll tell you what it is. plus, how one company is making
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yesterday, stocks were up for the third day in a row, led by gains in energy companies following another big rise in the price of crude oil. the dow rose 257 points to finish at 16,453.
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and the s&p 500 gained 31 points. the rally wiped out about half of the market's loss since the beginning of the year. if you've been using your favorite, go-to credit card for years and years... you may be missing out on rewards and big sign-up bonuses. with more on that story and other business news, here's ktiv's kaitlyn kinney.... thanks al. a new study released today by credit cards dot com finds 25 million credit card holders haven't changed their go-to credit card in at least ten years another 20 million have never changed it. but as card issuers continue to compete for new customers, staying loyal to your favorite card could have you missing out on possible rewards, as well as sign-up bonuses. the study found rewards are americans' favorite credit card feature. the company that brought us the little red wagon is now producing another cherry-red ride for children.
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red flyer has partnered with tesla to create the first kids' ride-on tesla that runs on flightspeed lithium batteries. it can cruise at speeds up to six miles per hour... and features working headlights, forward and reverse capabilities, a front-trunk for toys... and even a sound system. in addition to cherry red, it also comes in blue and silver... and will retail for $499. hershey has a new kiss for easter. the chocolate maker is about to roll out carrot cake flavored kisses. carrot cake kisses will be sold exclusively at walmart. a nine ounce bag of the white chocolate, orange-covered candies will cost you a little over $3. and you can say good-bye to the banker in this new monopoly game. hasbro has showed off a new version of monopoly called "monopoly ultimate banking game." it eliminates both the game's signature paper money, as well as, the banker position. instead, players scan special
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thanks, kaitlyn. coming up after the break, ben's back with the forecast. plus, we'll give you the top stories making headlines around siouxland. and the guardians of the galaxy are coming back. that's up next in the hollywood minute.
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> > a sioux city man is dead, and another man is in custody and another is in custody after a stabbing early wednesday morning. that story tops our look at siouxland news headlines today. police say 47-year-old elias wanatee stabbed 50- year-old vernon mace in the 19-hundred block of west first street. mace was taken to mercy medical
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several stab wounds. family members say wanatee is married to mace's niece and the men had gotten into a fight. it is sioux city's first homicide of 2016. a protest against the denison, iowa police chief wednesday. protesters, including current and former officers with the department, say chief john emswiler created images on his computer that some would consider racist and pornographic. they include pictures with department employees heads photo-shopped onto other images. the city attorney says disciplinary action was taken against chief emswiler, but he isn't saying what action. a man wanted for attempted murder in sac county, iowa, has been captured. police in fort dodge got a tip that 36-year-old jeremy werneburg was at the wal-mart store wednedsay afternoon. they say werneburg resisted arrest and an office suffered a knee injury. the officer used a taser to subdue werneburg. werneburg has been on the run since sunday night. that's when an eyewitness says werneburg intentionally hit kyle freese with his car outside a bar in carnarvon.
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moines with a leg injury. a sergeant bluff, iowa man is closer to having his dying wish come true. 33-year old tony lukken, who has battled duchenne's disease for years, wants to see las vegas. on wednesday, winnavegas casino gave 2-thousand dollars to the fund started by restaurant owner dan lewis to get tony there. so far, almost 7- thousand dollars has been donated to the cause. it's an expensive trip, because tony can't fly commercially. he needs a private flight to accomodate his wheelchair. we've got movies, music, and a bit of history in today's hollywood minute. david daniel has details.
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connected to one of the cast's new additions: kurt russell, who's rumored to be playing the father of chris pratt's "peter quill." (nat) two award-winning actresses are bringing a little-known piece of history to the big screen. the hollywood reporter says oscar winner octavia spencer and golden globe winner taraji p. henson are set to star in "hidden figures." the period drama is based on the true story ooup of black women who faced racial and gender discrimination. .. even as their brilliant math skills aided in nasa's early space missions. the film is due out on martin luther king day weekend, next january. (nat-music) wizards and witches: get ready for "the harry potter film concert series." according to variety, each tour will present one of the "harry potter" movies on a giant screen, with the original dialogue and sound effects... but the music will be performed live by a symphony orchestra. it'll premiere with "the sorcerer's stone" in philadelphia in june. with the hollywood minute, i'm david
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coming up in our third half hour... a new feature film follows the life of a minneosta man and his battle with cancer. we'll introduce you to the woman who made sure his story was told. and the hawkeyes were on the road last night. first place iowa visiting a penn usually a push over. we'll have the highlights in the
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good morning, thanks for tuning in. i'm al joens. sarah te slaa is off today. it's thursday, february 18th, and the man wanted for attemped murder in sac county, iowa is back in custody.
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fight. we'll tell you how it all went down at the fort dodge walmart. also, a sioux city man is accussed of stabbing another man to death early wednesday morning. authorities say 47-year- old elias wanatee stabbed his wife's uncle during a fight that broke out early wednesday morning. we'll hear from the victim's family. and a federal judge has ordered apple to help the fbi hack into the i-phone of the shooters who carried out the massacre in san bernardino, california. but apple is fighting the order, threaten the security of millions of i-phone users. and later, a new feature film follows the life of a young man and his battle with cancer. that hearwarming story is on the
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wx timer @ :40 high wind watch in effect for holt county from 6 pm tonight until 6 am friday our warm-up resumes today with highs returning to the 40s and 50s (maybe a few 60s out west?)! there will still be a fair amount of cloud cover/patchy fog along with a few rays of sunshine and a brisk southeasterly wind, so it won't exactly be the prettiest of days, but hey, warmth is warmth! a cold front off to the west will plow through the area tonight which could pop up a rain shower or two and increase/shift our winds to the west that could initially gust up to 50 miles per hour late tonight/early tomorrow morning keeping lows close to 40 degrees. friday will bring more warmth, wind and sun pushing highs further into the 50s to near 60. now if i were to choose one day that stands above the rest of the next seven, it would be saturday because, while it won't be quite as warm as friday, it will be calmer, still mild with a decent amount of sunshine. the rest of the weekend/early next week will bring us more mild air with highs in the 40s, a decent mix of clouds and sun and hardly any precipitation. see graphics. >> a sioux city man is behind bars, today. jeremy wanatee is accused of stabbing another man to death early wednesday morning. ktiv's
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behind sioux city's first murder of 2016... and the emotional reaction from the victim's family.
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wanatee, has an extensive criminal record. he served more than 20- years in prison for the murder of a man outside of a sioux city bar in 1990 in 2014, wanatee was wanted by the u.s. marshal service for violating his parole for 2nd-degree murder. then in october of last year, wantatee was charged with assualt while displaying a dangerous weapon. he was accused of pulling out a machete-type knife during a disturbance at the super wal-mart on floyd boulevard in sioux city. a man wanted for attempted murder in sac county, iowa, has been captured. officers with the fort dodge police department got a tip that 36-year-old jeremy werneburg was at the wal-mart store in fort dodge, wednesday afternoon. the first officer on the scene
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the suspect fought back. the officer suffered a knee injury, and had to use his taser to control werneburg. werneburg has been on the run since sunday night. that's when an eyewitness says werneburg intentionally hit kyle freese with his car outside the carnarvon inn in tiny carnarvon, iowa. freese is in stable condition in a des moines hospital. turkey's military carried out airstrikes today on kurdish rebels, after a car bomb in ankara killed at least 28 people wednesday. the explosion occurred during evening rush hour in the heart of ankara, in an area close to parliament and armed forces headquarters and lodgings. turkish media are reporting that wednesday's suicide bombing was carried out by a syrian national linked to the outlawed kurdistan workers' party, or p-k-k. but the leader of the main syrian kurdish group denies it was behind the blast. the turkish military says last night's airstrikes targeted a group of up to 70 p-k-k rebels across the border in northern iraq. curiosity is killing our
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accidental shootings are happening more, and more, in our own living rooms. the story you're about to see is about gun safety and kids. it's not meant to be an anti- gun story... or a pro-gun story. it has nothing to do with gun rights. it's about guns which are not always locked up and put away. amanda goodman, from our sister station, kwwl-tv in waterloo, has the story.
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that could save lives. lieutenant aaron mcclelland with waterloo police department - briefing the moms...showing them the gun that will be used in this experiment. "there's no possibility that there can be an accident. no ammunition, the gun's not functional. cause it's an actual weapon." he will hide it in this room...but the big question - will one of these kids - one of their babies - pick that gun up. we asked the moms about it. "she's never been exposed to a real one. i'm hoping she doesn't start now. what do you think? i don't think so." "do i think he'll pick it up? absolutely. ethan has grown up with them. rifles, handguns locked in safe. we taught him to respect. guns don't go off themselves. you have to pull the trigger." "do you think she'll pick up a gun? i hope not. i'm pretty nervous. i don't know. i'd say no."
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think it's a toy squirt gun. i'm curious to what her reaction will be...she knows to stay away." "do you think they'll pick up that gun? probably. i'm a little nervous." "do you think your son will pick up that gun? yes. i absolutely do." "i don't think he's going to pick it up. he'll probably want to see it. he's inquisitive." it's time to find out. hidden cameras are in place in a conference room...the moms are ushered into our master control where they will be able to watch everything unfold - live. it took just 15 seconds... "uh oh there it is. dominick got it." dominick starts to walk towards the door - but then comes back...the gun still in
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dominick puts it back...but it only takes seconds before it's in the hands of another child. "oh! oh my goodness! oh my god!" not only does this young boy pick up the gun - he points it right at this little girl - right at her head...he points it at another young girl. "he's shooting my daughter. he's pointing it at her." the gun changes hands again...and again...it's waved in the hair...it's pointed directly at one another. lt. mccelland says this is typical behavior, "that's typical for young kids. curiosity. everything is a toy in their world. unless we educate them and let them know sometimes it's not." the experiment is over but the
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not - take a look at when i walk into the room... "olivia!" this young girl walking towards me...holding the gun pointed right at me... "what is that? a gun? can i have it? no!" it's time for these young kids to come face to face with a police officer - and their moms. "who found the gun first? you did?" "i didn't think it was real." "i think it was just a toy." "this is a real gun...it's a real gun." this was a test...an experiment...but it quickly became very real for these parents... "worst case scenario, he could have shot somebody if that was a real gun. to be a parent on the other
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"we haven't had that conversation and he was the first to pick it up. i'm scared. that was scary for me. what to do and what not to do." "it's made me think about a lot more. watching that gun being pointed at my daughter, that's scary...pointing it at you. you just never knew." there were just two kids who did not pick up that gun - but on this night their moms, are still very much shaken. "i was really upset that he didn't find someone and tell them." "no i thought she would be more proactive. sorry. and tell somebody. that was scary for mommy to see how quickly that escalated. - tell a parent right away." lt. mcclelland says parents need to talk to their kids. "until they know that sometimes it's not a
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these accidents will happen." "you just shake because if that was real, half of these kids could really be injured right now." injured - or dead. "i'm still shaking." >> that was amanda goodman reporting. two kids, who didn't even go near the gun, have guns in their homes... and their parents have talked to them extensively about gun safety. apple c-e-o tim cook is challenging a judge's order that the technology company assist the f-b-i with unlocking an i-phone used by accused terrorist syed farook. the federal government says it needs to have access to any records in farook's phone in order to track leads to isis. apple says the order could endanger phone privacy for hundreds of millions of law-abiding citizens around the world. cook published a bullish open letter,
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that it should give fbi investigators access to encrypted data on the device. cook says to comply with the order sets a dangerous precedent. apple has five days to respond to the court if it believes that compliance would be burdensome. health and human services secretary sylvia burwell will visit flint michigan today to get a firsthand look at the federal response to the city's water crisis. secretary burwell will talk with local leadership and community members about the next steps to address the city's ongoing health challenges. she'll also visit a flint health center that is providing lead testing and health care services to families and children who have been affected by lead-contaminated water. governor rick snyder announced a plan wednesday to coat the city's pipes with a protective film and conduct an infrastructure study first. a new feature film follows the life of a young man and his battle with cancer. up next, we'll meet the woman who made sure his story was told. and i'll have your complete
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precipitation. see graphics. >> a new film showcasses the inspiring love story of a minnesota man during his battle with cancer. pat evans introduces us to the 'mom'-- who helped make it happen.
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mother) "michael had so much faith, he said if god wants to take me home at age 21 that's fine, but i have a high school sweetheart here." it's that love story bonnie succeeded in getting made into an independent film called "until forever." (nats: movie) "i'm not exactly sure when it was that i fell in love with michael boyum..." 'until forever' was filmed in the twin cities, and while it's a love story, the film also explores michaels faith and how he touched other lives including his brother matt, who was suffering from debilitating depression. (sot: matt boyum, michael's brother) "mike always talked about how life is just so short, and it really gave me an internal perspective as far as strengthenin g my faith." while few things are ever certain in life, bonnie boyum says she sure of one thing... for anyone who sees the movie... (sot: bonnie boyum, michael's mother) "in some area, it will change people's lives" >> the hawkeyes were on the road last night at penn state.
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and the morningside women's basketball team takes on briar cliff. highlights from their game are
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the college basketball courts were busy wednesday -- and the hawkeyes got an un- welcome surprise. ktiv's brad pautsch has more in the sports fource morning wrap.
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lay-in. jok had a game-high 28. end of the first half -- shep garner feeds donovon jack for the dunk -- 38-31 penn state at the half. iowa hitting early in the second half. jarrod uthoff's three-ball makes this a four-point game. uthoff had 19 points but made just 5 of 14 shots. iowa down 6 with :10 seconds left - jok nails a three and the hawkeyes are down 3 -- but that's as close as it gets. penn state pulls the big upset 79-75. the hawks drop into a three-way tie for first place. the sixth-ranked charger men -- 3 wins away from tying the school- record of 28 victories.. bc jumps on top quickly -- clay harreld made six three's for his 18 points -- chargers up 12 in the first half. the mustangs try to keep up -- adebayo babalola had morningside's first four points -- but didn't score again. morningside was down 19 at the half -- blake van ginkel cuts through the lane for 2. but the charger defense caused 22 turnovers -- austin lefler with the steal -- over to shane graves for 2 of his team-high 19. briar cliff rolls, 91-66. the second-ranked morningside women with a 20-point lead on the 10th-ranked chargers -- going to the 4th quarter. the mustangs cruising -- lexi ackerman to lauren lemkuhl down low -- she had 14 and the lead is 22.
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morgan hansen gets the hoop and the hack -- she had 21 -- chargers within 12. that was part of a 20 to 4 run -- jessi corrick with the 3 and the foul -- bc got the lead all the way down to 6 -- on the 4-point play. but morningside recovers -- madison braun gets clobbered but scores -- she led the way with 26 and morningside rolls on, 95-79. for more go to ktiv.com. i'm brad pautsch with the sports fource morning wrap. >> ben says we'll have warm weather
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ben says we'll have warm weather all weekend. he's in next with the details. a man struggling with muscular dystrophy has a dying wish. and now he's one step closer to making the special trip. his emotional story, coming up
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our warm-up resumes today with highs returning to the 40s and 50s (maybe a few 60s out west?)! there will still be a fair amount of cloud cover/patchy fog along with a few rays of sunshine and a brisk southeasterly wind, so it won't exactly be the prettiest of days, but hey, warmth is warmth! a cold front off to the west will plow through the area tonight which could pop up a rain shower or two and increase/shift our winds to the west that could initially gust up to 50 miles per hour late tonight/early tomorrow morning keeping lows close to 40 degrees. friday will bring more warmth, wind and sun pushing highs further into the 50s to near 60. now if i were to choose one day that stands above the rest of the next seven, it would be saturday because, while it won't be quite as warm as friday, it will be calmer, still mild with a decent amount of sunshine. the rest of the weekend/early next week will bring us more mild air with highs in the 40s, a decent mix of clouds and sun and hardly any precipitation. see graphics.
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struggling with a form of muscular dystrohpy, a sergeant bluff, iowa, man's dying wish is to visit the entertainment capital of the world. and, a donation he received yesterday will bring him a step closer. ktiv's sam curtiss reports.
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because lukken would need caregivers by his side. "it's not a trip where we can just get our group of friends and grab our tickets and go," said lee. "it takes 24/7 care." dan lewis has led the charge in fundraising efforts. lewis owns a restaurant lukken eats at from time-to- time. "from my side, it means more for us to actually make it happen in his lifetime," said lewis. in a few months time, donations are just south of $7,000. but lukken's wish, currently, is grounded. plagued because lewis option. plane," said hurdle is for him to be able to recline and fly in his chair." to get this many donations certainly is hitting the jackpot. friends and family just hope they can cash-in his winnings. lee. try and see as a community, as businesses and everything else, and as human beings, trying to make a last wish come true for somebody," said lewis. sam curtiss, ktiv news four.
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lukken has only been out of the tri-state area both lewis and lee say driving would be " tough" on his body. 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
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good morning and welcome back. i'm al joens. sarah has the day off. coming up in this half hour.... a new national poll suggests
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a siesmic shakup in the republican race. ted cruz is hoping to keep up with donald trump in this weekend's contest, but marco rubio has just scored an influential endorsement. the latest from washington. and protesters lined the streets of denison, iowa on wednesday. at the center of the protest is the city's police chief. we'll hear from the man leading the protests. and later in what's trending...an australia town is taken over by unlikely source. how the aussies are dealing with the tumbleweed down under. but first, ben's on the weather patio, and ben... what say we get serious about this warm-up??
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warmth, wind and sun pushing highs further into the 50s to near 60. now if i were to choose one day that stands above the rest of the next seven, it would be saturday as warm as friday, it will be calmer, still mild with a decent amount of sunshine. the rest of the weekend/early next week will bring us more mild air with highs in the 40s, a decent mix of clouds and sun and hardly any see graphics. >> there are new developments this morning in the republican race for president. donald trump is losing steam ted cruz is momentum and marco rubio has a new ace in the hole in south carolina. tracie potts is following all these developments from washington this morning.
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two-point lead over donald trump our latest in nbc wall street journal poll. (sot: donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate :12- :14) "i think somebody at the wall street journal doesn't like me." statistically it's a tie, but trump is down 7 and cruz is up 8 points just two days before south carolina's primary. (sot: bill mcinturff/ republican pollster :23- :30) "republican voters are taking one more moment to take a pause and decide whether donald trump is really the person they want to nominate for president or not." now trump is threatening a lawsuit over this cruz ad: (nats of cruz campaign ad, "i'm very pro-choice." :34-:36) trump says that's old - he's now is pro-life. ("courtesy of cnn") super burned in (sot: ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate :39- :44) "it is quite literally the most ridiculous theory i've ever file this lawsuit." ("courtesy of cnn") super burned in at that same event marco rubio denounced president obama's trip to cuba. ("courtesy
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marco rubio/ (r) presidential candidate :49- :51) "he's probably not going to invite me." (nats of sc gov nikki haley's endorsement) rubio just picked up the endorsement of south carolina's governor, over jeb bush. (sot: jeb bush/ (r) presidential candidate :58- 1:00) "i'm disappointed she didn't endorse me." two more days to more disappointment or - a push foward - for the six republicans left in this race. back to you. >> battleground for hillary clinton and bernie sanders. a new c-n-n-o-r-c poll has democratic caucusgoers in nevada split almost evenly between the two presidential candidates. 48-percent say they support clinton...47- percent sanders. caucus-goers in nevada is not nearly as big as among voters in south carolina. both white and minority voters are about evenly divided between the two candidates. the democratic caucus takes place on saturday. president obama will pay a visit to cuba next month. the historic visit to the communist island nation will be part of a trip through latin america... it comes after the president formally re- opened ties with cuba in 20-14, ending more than 50 years of tensions. the last sitting u-s president to visit cuba was calvin coolidge in 19-28. the two cuban- american republicans running for president both slammed obama for making the trip. at a town hall wednesday, senators ted cruz and marco rubio said the president shouldn't go to cuba until it's free of what they
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retired supreme court justice sandra day o'connor is disagreeing with fellow republicans... and is urging president obama to fill the supreme court's newly vacant seat quickly. o'connor says the president should name a nominee as soon as possible, despite threats from congressional republicans determined to block any nominee. o'connor was the first woman to serve on the supreme court, nominated by president ronald reagan in 1981. some legal analysts are calling on president obama to reappoint the 85-year-old former justice. south dakota governor dennis daugaard's office says he will meet with members from a sioux falls non profit who want to introduce him to some transgender south dakotans sometime in the next week. on tuesday, the state senate passed a bill that would require south dakota students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their sex at birth. if daugaard approves it, south dakota would become the first state in the nation to pass such a law. the governor has not said
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a group of protesters hit the streets of denison, iowa wednesday. at issue are lewd images allegedly created on a computer by the city's police chief. ktiv's tommie clark has the story.
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denison police officer, ray ohl. the city attorney, who was indirectly involved with the matter, says there was information on the chief's computer that somehow got onto the department's shared drive. "the mayor investigated the allegations that were raised by ohl and determined that disciplinary action was appropriate with regard to the chief. he administred that discipline in accordance with the policy of the city and the city considers this matter closed," said denison city attorney, derrick franck. the city attorney can't say what that disciplinary action was. mayor daniel leinen could not comment on-camera due to legal liabilities, but he said he believes the city "used correct protocol" and he "does not agree with what the chief-of-police did." but, ohl says emswiler was written up. he says that's not enough and protesters agree. senior patrol officer bradley wendt took around 50 pictures-- that he atttributes to emswiler-- to the city. "they wanted someone to take it to the mayor or city countil and they cound't find anybody to do that so they asked me to do that so i did it for them...reporter: and what compelled you to do
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thing to do," said denison police department senior patrol officer, bradley wendt. wendt says it wasn't easy. "it's hard enough to come forward with something about your boss and risk your career, let alone not having something done about it," said denison police department senior patrol officer, bradley wendt. so far, chief emswiler has declined to comment on the allegations. in denison, iowa...tommie clark...ktiv news 4. >> ohl says he feels the matter was "swept under the rug" and that's one reason why he decided to organize the protest. students at one sioux city school are taking a stand against bullying. the group, from east middle school, call themselves the "positive spartans." the group joined efforts with the council on sexual assault and domestic violence to hold school assemblies at spalding park elementary school, wednesday morning. the students of spalding park have a group of their own... called the "positive possum panthers". both groups have a message for bullies.. "i hope that they figure out that bullying isn't the right way to go," said 7th grader, carter vanderloo. "just make friends and always be positive. it doesn't feel good to be bullied. i know that
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i want to try and help others." the positive spartans is an after-school program for students at east middle school who want to make a positive difference when it comes to bullying. a town in australia is overtaken with tumbleweed. up next in what's trending, how the land down under is dealing with the obnoxious weed. and i'll have your complete
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kanye's fans come to his rescue. what they're doing to get the rapper out of debt. > welcome to subway, what can i make for you? how 'bout crunching into flavor with a fritos chicken enchilada melt? pulled chicken in enchilada sauce, melty monterey cheddar, fresh veggies and fritos corn chips! hurry in today!
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jimmy fallon had a special guest on his show last night. take a look. on the show tonight vince vaughn
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seacrest. you can catch the tonight show with jimmy fallon right here on ktiv at 10:35 after news 4. kanye west fans have started go fund me campaigns to help pay for the rappers so called debt. west claimed on twitter saturday that he is 53 million dollars in debt. t-m-z says the 53 million actually represents kanye's investment dollars that are tied up in his music@and fashion lines.
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facebook's mark zuckerburg to invest. most of the gofundme accounts supporting kanye haven't raised a lot of money. thursday, february 18 al- actress molly ringwald is 48 ben- rapper dr. dre is 51 al- actor matt dillon is 52 ben- game show host vanna white is 59 al- actor john travolta is 62 ben- actress cybill shepherd is 66
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highs further into the 50s to near 60. now if i were to choose one day that stands above the ress of the next even, it would be saturday because, while it won't be quite as warm as friday, it will be calmer, still mild with a decent amount of sunshine. the rest of the weekend/early next week will bring us more mild air with highs in the 40s, a decent mix of clouds and sun and hardly any precipitation. see graphics. >> after the break, w wll recap the top headlines from across siouxland. and two pandas are back on display in
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fundraiser, is coming up. gi us some of those dedeails. it is on saturday february 20th at the marina inn hotel. doors will open at
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a sioux city man is dead and another man is in custody after a stabbing early wednesday morning. that story tops our look at siouxland d ws headlines today. . police say 47-7-ar-old elias wanatee stabbed 50- year-old vernon mace in the 19-hundred block of west first street. mace was taken to mercy medical center where he died from several stab wounds. family members say wanatee is married to mace's niece and the men had gotten into a fight. wanatee previously spent 20 yeyes in prison for killing a man outsida sioux city bar. a protest against the denison, iowa police chief wednesday. demonstrators, including current and former officers with the department,
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images on his computer while on duty that some would consider racist and pornographic. they include pictures with department employees heads photo-shopped onto other images. denison's city attorney says disciplinary action was taken against chief emswiler, but he isn't saying what action. a man wanted for attempted murder in sac county, iowa, has been captured. police in fort dodge got a tip that 36-year-old jeremy werneburg was at the wal-mart store wednedsay afternoon. they say werneburg resisted arrest and an officer suffered a knee injury. the officer used a taser to subdue werneburg. werneburg has been on the run since sunday night. that's when authorities say werneburg intentionally hit kyle freese with his car outside a bar. freese is hospitalized in des moines with a leg injury. a sergeant bluff, iowa man is closer to having his dying wish come true. 33-year old tony lukken, who has battled duchenne's disease for years, wants to see las s vegas. on wednesday, winnavegas casino
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started by restaurant owner dan lewis to get tony there. so far, almost 7- thousand dollars has been donated to the cause. it's an expensive trip, because tony can't fly commercially. he needs a private flight to accomodate his wheelchair.
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keepers took them off display so they could mate in private. but the animals were not in the mood. lee-lee, the male, was back on display last saturday. shin-shin, his female companion, had a medical checkup and joined lee-lee on display yesterday.
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good morning. breaking overnight the white house expected to announce today that president obama will head to cuba next month, the first american president to go there iny 90 ars. a hisisric trip being met with praise and criticism. game change? ted cruz just ahead of donald trump in our new national poll. >> the sounds you're hearing is the sound of screams coming from washington, d.c. >> this morning why trump says he is not buyuyg thoho results. > slippery slope? the tech world lining up behind apple as a government tries to get the company to hack into the iphone of this san bernardino shooter. the epic battle over principle, privacy and protecting america. and speaking out. why the sister of nicole brown simpn is furious about the new o.j. simpson mini series and one star in particular.

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