Noon Newscast 10.10.19: Bob Woodward, Mollie Tibbetts Case and Potential Freeze

Oct 10, 2019

BOB WOODWARD SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AT MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE
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Journalist and award winning author Bob Woodward spoke about the American presidency last night when he gave the annual Morningside College Waitt Lecture.  

BOB WOODWARD
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Woodward and Washington Post colleague Carl Bernstein investigated President Richard Nixon’s actions against his Democratic opponents and Nixon’s downfall. 

Speaking with local journalists before the speech, Woodward talked about possible parallels in the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.  

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump should be impeached for asking the Ukrainian president to investigate the actions of former vice president and Presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Whatever you think about Trump, you like him or you don’t like him, the idea of enlisting a foreign government to investigate a political opponent is unacceptable.”

Woodward said political polarization and impatience is making it harder to get a full and fair investigation of Trump’s actions.  

Woodward has written one book about Trump’s presidency called and he is working on a second volume.   

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Woodward and Bernstein’s book All the President’s Men about the Watergate break in ordered by President Nixon helped lead to Nixon’s impeachment and eventual resignation in 1974.

Lawyers representing a man accused of murdering a University of Iowa students wants another delay in his trial.

The trial of Cristhian Bahena Rivera was scheduled to start in Woodbury County next month.

He pleaded not guilty to stabbing Mollie Tibbetts to death.  She disappeared in July of last year while out on a jog.  Her body was found the next month.

Court documents say his defense team wants more time to look over evidence in the case.

A powerful winterlike storm moving through the Great Plains closed schools and caused travel headaches in several states.

Winter storm warnings and watches stretched from Wyoming and Montana through western Nebraska and into the Dakotas and Minnesota.

Forecasters said the storm packs strong winds and double-digit snowfall totals, along with blizzardlike conditions through Friday.

Here in Siouxland, the National Weather Service put out a Special Weather Statement says the growing season will likely come to an end over the next 24 to 48 hours see temperatures fall into the mid and upper 20s .

As for snow, meteorologist say we might get a trace in Sioux City.  

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