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midday.... " " lukas good morning and thanks for joining us this midday. i'm lukas voss breaking this morning ... iowa now has its first confirmed case of the deadly zika virus. lukas an older women ... between the ageses of 61-80 ... contracted the virus after traveling to central america. the virus has been in the news lately mainly because pregnant women can become infected and give birth to babies with birth defects. several dozen cases have
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the united states but the iowa department of public health says there e no imminent danger to the public. we'll make sure to keep you updated on this story as it develops. lukas for the last three decades ... he dominated the supreme court and today he came to the great hall one last time ... thousands of friends, residents and dignitaries lined up to pay their respects to justice scalia. scalia was the current court's longest serving member. he passed away suddenly on saturday at the age of 79. his funeral will be held tomorrow. lukas: now turnrng back to local news, members of the wayne community schools' board of education are proposing a big project ... new improvements and additions to the wayne junior/senior high school. the proposed project has an 18-million dollar price tag, and the board is still considering whether to add it toto may ballot isise. the gym at the junior and senior highchool is the mo used facitlity they have-- and they're limited to the amount of events they can hold there. also-- a lecture hall is being used for their performing arts
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expand their elementary school--since it's almost at capacity. all of these were presented to thehe board at a meeting wednesday night.t. "i think the board, uh, understands the needs, uh understands that our school is growing our town is growing, that's a good thing and we like that, but we do need to make sure that we have the school facilities to support that growth. " although an official decision was not made at the meeting... lenihan says the conversation with the board-- leaned towards a hold on the proposal-- until plans could be developed more-- and additional funding could be looked into. lukas: a controversy brewing in south dakota over a law passed that would affect transgender students. if signed by governor daugaard... the bill would require students to use restrooms based on their sex at birth. abc9 news reporter bria bell has local reactions .... "not only are e unwilling to accept people as who they are, we are bigod and rude" the university of south dakota offers a safe place for students with varying genders and sexualities called spectrum. members of the
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transgender bill passes in the state, which will force students to use restrooms according to the gender they were assigned when born, not the gender they idtentify with. "for me, i do not neccesarily know all of the transgender terms or how to really talk about it in a way that wouldn't offend someone, but perosnally i'm angry at this bill," says satterlee. it can be a challenge for any child to find their way and alisha says the new bill, which was created to protect someone's physical privacy, could make that process eveve more difficultlt especially for thehe transgender community. "i think if we really want to protect the youth of south dakota, we have to allow for no discrimination," says satterlee. "really, everyone uses the restroom. just to use the restroom," says bachmann. jordy bachmann is a senior at u-s-d...he was declared female by doctors at birth, but idtenifies as a male. he says the anti-transgendnd bill would be a downfall for everyone. "it's ve bigoted. we'rgoing to lose a lot of opportunites like financially...we're going to lose funds because it's a discrminatory bill and we're going to lose federal funds for's not just hurting transgender students, it's hurting cis students as well," says bachmama. both studentnt believe, the bill's basis s to do with government officials intolerance of the lgbt community. "you're really just hurting someone
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what's happening," says satterlee. lukas: earlier this week, iowa's former vernor was in iowa's former governor was in out about out about changes with the state's medicaid chet culver is the state switched to managed care. he took his tour to davenport yesterday... saying new program will the state... and the people who
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culver says the current system only uses 4 percent of medicaid dollars to run the program, but the new system will up that to 14 percent. heheays the new plpl will leave them with fewer options and poorer care. (former gov. chet culver) "there needs to be a better arguement for why we're getting rid of a system that's working....and we heard today story after story from families that say the think the current system is providing the care that they need and they're happy with it." the state senate has already passed a bill to stop the privatization. now the house would have to take up the bill too. lukas: the sioux city musketeers kicked off their annual face off for charity yesterday. for the 19th year, players were serving up dinner, as part of the organizations annual charity event. each year the team welcomes several hundred fans to the tyson events center for dinner and a night of bidding on auction items. the players also work to land the biggest tip of the night ... with proceeds benefiting boys and girls home and family services. over the past 18 years ... the event
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thousand dollars but organizers say the night provides more than that. sharon skinner--"it gives them perspective, but the kids that we serve also look up to them and it gives them something to aspire to. and so the musketeers plalars year after yeaea continue to support us with a passion because they just really believe that they're doing something that makes a difference with a child." for the players... the event provides a different perspective on life ... that manysay... stays with them even after thier days in sioux city. ryan zuhlsdorf--"it's so devastating to uee what these kids have been going through. and to come here and have like charity events for them is so huge for me. it makes me feel good about myself and it really touches my heart." there's still time to help out. many autographed jerseys and other items are included in a silent auction taking place during games tonight and saturday night at the tyson events center. lukas the 56th annual norfolk lions club pancake feed is tomorrow, but in a new location, paul huges brings
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"affordable housing for low-to-moderate income families is planned on five lots on oak street, just east of north 1st street in norfolk. at this week's meeting of the norfolk city council, an rfp from the norfolk housing development corporion was accepted to purchase the five lots for $87,500, with payment deferred until after the homes are sold. in 2015, norfolk police officers responded to 14,746 calls for service - up 3.6 percent from 2014. police chief bill mizner says crimimal calls were l ltle changed frfr 2014 to 2015,5,ut there was a a gnificant increase in traffic enforcement activities. the 56th annual norfolk lions club pancake feed is tomorrow, but in a new location. the feed has been in the city auditorium for its entire history, but this year it has been moved to the chuck pohlman ag complex at northeast community college. the lions will be accepting your unused eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling. pancakes and sausage will be served from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. tomorrow. those and more stories can be heard on news talk wjag, lite rock 97.5 and 106 kix." lukas still to come... no
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cooking for us in the mr food test kitchen scott: " lukas: welcome back. scott joins us now for a special dad: i know. spots. culligan man: the problem is your water! anncr: a culligan whole-house water conditioning system gets rid of sediment or impurities. so keeping everyththg spotless is effororess. mom: hey. dad: the culligan man.
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culligan man: the problem is your water! anncr: a culligan whole-house water conditioning system gets rid of sediment or impurities. so keeping everything spotless is effortless. dad: spots. culligan man: the problem is your water! anncr: a c cligan whole-house water conditioning s stem gets rid of s siment or impurities.s. now for a special report on how to stay informed on the weather through social media. scott? scott: we're closing in on the end of february and with that, our severe weather threats will soon be changing f fm heavy snow and bitter large hail and tornadoes. keeping you informed is our top priority, and social media is playing a bigger role in more than ever. scott larson, abc9
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when it comes to information in siouxland, your sources are as varied as the seasons. from television broadcasts... weather radio nat news and smartphone apps.. to popular social media sites twitter. a-b-c 9 uses our on-the-go viewers up to speed. nat of typing on a keyboard scott larson, abab news and weren't the severe weather network, a popular facebook group, was founded by jeff robinson. a graduate of wayne state college, jeff was hit especially hard after seeing the impact of the ef-4 tornado which struck wayne, nebraska back in october of 2013.3. jeff robinson, sisixland severe weather network founder "i saw the devastation and i just felt like tere needs to be more warning. there needs to be more time for people to know what's coming. and that developed the idea that there needs to be a social hub for people to come and gain information, be able to post their (correct for own information, and kind of create a network." scott larson, abc9 news the group has now pushed p00 members in less than 3 years. jeff robinson,
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founder "it's everyone helping everyone. it's not just a few people. it works because lots of people are helping each other." scott larson, abc9 news and while having that information flooding your news feed may be nice, is it always accurate? scott larson, abc9 news weather wall shot with graphic one concern meteorologists are concerned about is the sharing of accurate information. behind me is a post from before the recent groundhog da\ blizzard that was shared thousands of times showing over 40 inches of accumulation. while we did see some large totals between 12 and 18 inches in parts of concerned about is the sharing ofinaccurate information. behind me i ia post from bere the recent oundhog day blizzard that was shared thousands of times showing over 40 inches of accumulation. while we did see some large totals between 12 and 18 inches in parts of siouxland, it's just one example of sensationalist information that occasionally gets shared on socialal media forecast pages to gain followers." scott larson, abc9 news jeff credits his group of administrators with keeping a close eye on the page...maintaining a high standard of quality on the posted information. jeff robinson, siouxland severe weather network founder "all of our admins are either working for the fire department, they're e- m- t- 's, they have a background in storm chasing. i myself gave an interview to each one saying, 'hey, you're presentable to the group and you know what you're talking about.'" scott larson, abc9 news with their dedication to accurate information, siouxland severe weather network has earned credentials as a member of the national weather service's weather-
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heitkamp with the national weather service in sioux falls has seen both positive and negative feedbacks of shared weather information online...and isn't prepared to give a full endorsement to any social media group. todd heitkamp, national weather service oux falls offifi "we obviously can't take sometetng like that o o we can only speak on our own bebelf - on the behalf of our own forecasts. and hopefully the public can decide who they'd rather trust. hopefully it is the national weather service or the media." lukas scott: scott:good morning siouxland. let's get a check of conditions outside on the port neal welding company skycam hd siouxland. let's get a check of conditions
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neal welding company skycam hd in sioux city y d the storm lake skycam . we have some ry strong winds in place this morning with gusts of about 50 to 60 miles per hour. wind advisories and high wind warnings are in effect. temperatures are in the 30s and 40s on a warm start to the day. let's get a look at the stormcast hd where we'll have a very windy and pretty warm friday. then the weekend will bring some calmer and beautiful late february weather. next week we'll see a slow slide downward in temperatures. today's high is 60 with sunshine and wind. the low tonight is 32 in sioux city. tomorrow we'll jump to a high of 55 with calmer conditions and more sun. here's the 7 day forecast. lukas scott: lukas
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orange dessert, stay with us
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dessert tonight...howard is here with a cookie recipe that you'll want to make two batches! check it out. "the other day when i was at the market and saw oranges were on sale. so i picked up a bunch and brought them back here to the test kitchen. each one we ate was sweeter than the last. and besides how sweet they were, having a big bowl of them on the counter was like a ray of sunshine. so let me show you something we came up with. we start by creaming together butter and sugar. when it's smooth we add freshly squeezed orange juice and a bit of orange zest. once that comes together, we add in a good amount of flour, baking powder and a touch of salt. after everything is mixed, we drop tablespoons of the dough on a couple of greased cookie sheets and into the oven they go. while those are baking, we throw together a
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mixed with a bit more oj and orange zest. while they're baking, your whole house will smell amazing. after they cool, we spoon the orangey glaze over them to make them "doubly- good." with each bite, you're going to feel like you're walking through an orange grove. i do hope you'll go online and get the recipe for our, "double-orange glazed cookies," so you can take one of the best produce buys of the week and turn it into a ray of sunshine. i'm howard in the mr. food test kitchen, where today we found a "sunny way" for you to say . "ooh it's so good!!" " lukas coming up after
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your future pet right here in our studio ... stay for friday pets. lukas welcome back.
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yy peeeeeeets!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! lukas:
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with a final check of our forecast. stay with us. lukas
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wind. the low tonight is 32 in sioux city. tomorrow we'll jump to a high of 55 with calmer conditions and more sun. here's the 7 day forecast.
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with sunshine and wind. the low tonight is 32 in sioux city. tomorrow we'll jump to a high of 55 with calmer conditions and more sun. here's the 7 day forecast. today's high is 60 with sunshine and wind. the low tonight is 32 in sioux city. tomorrow we'll jump to a high of 55 with calmer conditions and more sun. here's the 7 day forecast. today's high is 60 with sunshine and wind. the low
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