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sense, moving from a ministry to buildings - we spend a lot of time running from church building to church building to keep those structures all together - to really focusing on a ministry to people." here's how things will work by as early as the summer of 2017. sioux city will consolodate its eight parishes into four... but no churches will close. 40 rural churches will be moved to oratory status, meaning they will not host sunday mass, but will still be used for things like weddings and funerals. jenna: we'll have more proposed changes, coming up at six. jenna: a new project for revisted. the state economic authority tentatively approved 8- million dollars downtown. but that was 6- shy of the city's original request. now because of a project shut davenport-- the i- participants a second chance to get additional projects. abc 9's christina
more. christina tim and jenna-- the city is working on a new application for their full-- 13.9 million dollar-- project. the big downtown facelift-- involves three projects. one is a new hotel-- adjacent to the convention center-- with a new parking ramp. second-- is an agriculture and expo learning center-- near the site of the former-- john morrell plant. and third-- new housing in the 100 block of virginia street. all of which-- economic development director-- mark dougherty says-- will be beneficial to the city. "they kind of work nicely in a district, i wish the district was bigger, we're trying to fit everything in there, it's kinda tight, um it's really an opportunity for the community to tap into state resources as we have in the past, with projects like the tyson event center or the orpheum, that have been of lasting value." dougherty does expect there to be some contingencies to put finanncing in place-- and that they will have some more work to do. however-- he says the work they put into the project proposal-- is worth it. christina the new application will be presented to the state board at the end of this month-- for approval. reporting live in studio-- christina grijalva-- abc 9 news. tim: a man has been apprehended
release facility. jacob michael petty, 26, escaped on january 26th ... he was placed on escape status after failing to return to the facility from an out patient treatment program. petty was convicted of second degree robbery and sentenced to 10 years in jail in 2008. he was then transfered to work release in october of 2015. jenna: a council bluffs man who was accused of holding a sioux city bank manager against her will in her home in 20-14 has been arreseted. according to court documents 24-year-old joseph lanckriet is facing felony burglary and robbery charges in connection with the incident. according to those documents the 24 year old and another man followed a woman who they knew was a manager of a bank to her home and tried to force her to go back to the bank and openhe vault. a bandaid had been left behind by one of the suspects and in november of 20-15 officals were able to connect the dna to a case in council bluffs. lanckriet is currently being charged with 1st
being held on a $100,000 bond. tim: a 30-year old transient man has been arrested for climbing up a fire escape to commit burglary and assault. authorties say that adonis bess climbed up the fire escape of a 5-plex in the 14- hundred block of summit street in sioux city, saturday. they say he broke out the screen to the bedroom window of one of the apartments. two people were asleep in the room and were woken up by bess entering the window. bess grabbed a few items and tried to force the residents to give them money for the items return. they refused and tried to force bess out of the apartment, bess then struck the victim several times. bess is currently charged with 2nd degree burglary, 4th degree theft, simple assault and possession of drug paraphernalia. he's being held in the woodbury county jail on a $50,000 bond. jenna: this afternoon, new details about jason dalton's behavior leading up to that deadly rampage in michigan--his family's attorney speaking exclusively to abc news. through their lawyer--uber driver jason dalton's wife and parents are speaking out for the first
shock--but sympathy to the victims--the six people killed--and two others injured.. dalton, a married father of two, began driving for uber just two weeks before the shooting. he's now in jail--facing six counts of murder--and his motive remains amystery--even to his family. "jason by all accounts was a fairly gregarious character. a good father. well known in the community. well liked. there was nothing to indicate that something like this would occur." though his wife says she did sense a change in him--in the days prior to the attack. the attorney denied reports that the family was having financial troubles at the time of dalton's arrest--again stressing the family is desperate to learn why this happened. tim: a national debate over accessing a killer's i-phone records is hitting close to home for the mother of a murder victim in baton rouge, louisiana. the f-b-i is asking apple to unlock a san bernardino, california killer's
it's a similar situation in the baton rouge case. brittney mills and her unborn child were killed on her doorstep last april. it's nearly a year later, and police still don't have any suspects. mills' mother is now opening up about her daughter's death. she believes getting into brittney's phone might help find her killer. the east baton rouge district attorney agrees. i think apple is being naive in some sense because they're saying they're putting everyone at risk, but what about the people that have already been effected by that? the families that have been affected by that. investigators believe mills was murdered by someone she knew. that's why they think getting into her phone might help their investigation. jenna: many transgender students are keeping an eye on south dakota. it could become the first state to pass a law requiring students to use locker rooms and restrooms associated with their biological sex -- not the gender they identify with. however....the bill states that if a
transgender, and a parent "consents to that assertion in writing," the student should be given a "reasonable accommodation." the state legislature passed the bill, but governor dennis daugaard hasn't said whether he'll sign it or veto it. . "i would say i try to take information where i can get it. i'm certainly most interested in what south dakotans think. if someone outside of south dakota can give me solid information." if the governor does nothing, the bill will become law without his signature tim: for the first since the caucuses...the final before tuesday.this frontrunner donald trump is in a new battle. this time, it's former presidential romney who suggested there's in trump's tax abc's kenneth washington with 2016 race for the white house. ""
hours before severe weather ripped through virginia overnight, donald trump was on the ground rallying supporters, talking running mates. sot donald trump " i do want somebody that's p because i want to get lots of great legislation that we all want passed" trump was a no show for a republican town hall on fox news...hosted by megyn kelly who had a very public feud with the gop frontrunner. the candidates lined up as they work to take down trump. sot marco rubio we won't allow the conservative movement to be defined by a nominee who isn't a conservatives all 4 republicans promised to release their tax returns this week? after mitt romney called on them to do so. the 2012 gop nominee even said he believes there's a 'bombshell' in trump's taxes. sot mitt romney phoner when people decide that they don't want to give you their taxes, it's usually because there's something they don't want you to see trump went on the attack. the billionaire tweeted "mitt romney,who totally blew an election that should have been won and whose tax returns made him look like a fool, is now playing tough guy" hillary clinton (wash 8 hillary columbia sc ropeline pool c16 022416) alpha! fewer fireworks on the democratic side.
sisters of aka ahead of saturday's south carolina primary. bernie sanders who is struggling with black voters there moved on to super tuesday states drawing 9000 people to his rally in tulsa, oklahoma. (kenneth standup close) as for trump's taxes, he says there's no bombshell other than he pays a lot. the republicans will debate tonight on cnn in the super tuesday state of texas where the governor just endorsed his senator ted cruz. kenneth moton, abc news washington. jenna: house speaker paul ryan questions thursday about donald trump can together if trump presidential the two are not on the same page on a range of policy issues. ryan has a long history of trade... and trump has railed on the latest trans- pacific agreement. trump also recently blamed party's loss in the 2012 election.. because of his
medicare. still ryan stayed clear of criticizing trump. "i do believe that we will be able to unify as a party and i believe whoever our nominee is going to be, we'll be able to find a way to make a unified front work. and by the way congress will have our own ideas. that's what we do. we're not-- we're republicans. we all ve individual ideas s and weweravitate from the same principles and we'll be applying those principles and offering people a choice." ryan stressed that he and house republicans would continue to craft a policy agenda for the republican presidential candidate to pick up once the primary process was over. but it's unclear whether trump would listen to any detailed platform from the house g-o-p members tim: over 17- hundred women will gather at sioux city's convention center in early april. ming up on thursday april 7th mercy medical center will be hosting its 15th annual women's night out event. its the largest annual event for women in the siouxland region, the fun begins at 4 and includes shopping and free health screenings. there's a meal
but in today's health minute, mary moloney explains the advantages stretch beyond that. flexibility is important at any age. and one of the bests way to improve your joint range of motion is by stretching - and doing so regularly. experts from the mayo clinic say adults should do flexibility exercises at least two to three times a week.. and can do so at home, the gym or even at work. some tips to consider while trying to improve your flexibility.. focus on major muscle groups.. when you're stretching.. focus on your calves, thighs, hips, lower back, neck and shoulders. and make sure that you stretch both sides. hold your stretch.. try to hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds .. and remember to breathe normally.
to feel some tension but not pain. if the position you're in hurts, ease off until it no longer feels painful. bring movement into your stretching... the gentle flow in yoga or tai chi can help you be more flexible in specific movements. experts warn to always use proper technique. stretching incorrectly can actually do more harm than good. for today's health minute, i'm mary moloney. tim: stay with us, when we come back we'll take a look at the oscars at the controversy surrounding the oscars dad: i know. spots. culligan man: the problem is your water!
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the comediananas remained very quiet about what we can expect from his performance sunday... while many actors have been speaking out. abc's brandi hitt has more from hollywood. the buzz surrounding this year's oscars... isn't just about who's walking the red carpet... it's also about -- who's not. sot -- jada pinkett ctress sot -- spike lee, film director ((animated graphic)) for a second year in a row... all 20 of the nominees in the acting categories... are white. re-sparking the twitter hashtag -- "oscars so white$... nats -- (protests) leading to protests... and boycotts. nats -- (film clip: beasts of no nation") "beasts of no nation's" -- idris elba -- was passed over for an oscar nod... only to be nominatat -- and win -- a screen actor's guild award... weeks later on t-n-t. sot -- idris elba, actor sot -- david blaustein, abc newsradio entertainment correspondent & movie critic "this is that watershed moment... when the academy changes because they're being forced to change." 5
put forth new initiatives? to double the number of women and minority voters and increase diversity on the academy's board of governors. sot -- will smith, actor "it's a systematic bias that needs to be the industry." 3 in fact... new southern california looking at 2014 and grades to every hollywood movie studio and most t-v sot -- dr. stacy l. researcher "our study makes it really clear - straight white boys club." all eyes are now on host -- chris rock? ((graphic)) who told essencegazine in its march everybody in about jennifer gabrielle union." newsradio correspondent & memorable monologue simply because of that in fact... an oscars producer says chris rock threw out his original monologue... and has completely re-written it... to include the diversity controversy. news -- hollywood. while the biggest
for the oscars. and be sure to tune in sunday starting at 5:30 p.m for oscar coverage right here on abc9. tim: we'll have special guesesbruce miller of the sioux city journal in studio to g g over all of thth winnerer losers and fafaion of hollywood's big night. m me sure to tune in for that ... tim: fred's back next with a final check of our forecast.
at least eight dead, including a 2-year-old. more than 30 twisters from texas to pennsylvania. homes destroyed. this truck blown over on thehegw bridge in new york. the coast guard trying to save this b bt. theshowdown tonight. is this the last chance for the other candidates to try and take down donald trump before super tuesday? and, the eye-opening new poll tonight from marco rubio's own state of florida. is trump unstoppable, even there? just 24 hours after our exclusive with apple's ceo, tim cook, the fierilyreery moments on capitol hill today. and just tonight, apple answers the judge. new reporting tonight after runway. the emergencyevacuation. and sylvester stallone, coming back into focus. will he deliver a knockout punch at the oscars? we have stallone, right here tonight. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a thursday night.