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america this morning." " scott: good wednesday morning siouxland. it's a cloudy start to your day. temperatures are in the upper teens to lower 20s. we have a south and southet nd coming in near 10 miles per hour. going to the dayplanner, it looks like we're going to maintain cloud cover and reach an afternoon high near 30 degrees. your full forecast is coming up - your news starts now. temperatures are in the upper teens to lower 20s. we have a south and southeast wind coming in near 10 miles per hour. going to the dayplanner, it looks like we're going to maintain cloud cover and reach an afternoon high near 30 degrees. your full forecast is coming up - your news starts now. " " coming up on abc9 news this morning... a former united states marine, and one of the americans freed from iran, is speaking out...
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plus...a new debate over breastfeeding in public after a siououcity mother was refused a glass of wine. should nursing momoer's be allowed to drink we'll weigh in on the controversy " " and...frigid temperatures have us bringing out our hats and scarves... but could our gloves be making us sick? these stories and more coming up... on abc9 news this morning. "" jessica rae: good morning and happy wednesday... thanks for being with us... we begin this morning with news i-s-i-s is confirming for the first time "jihadi john" is dead. he was the english-speaking voice in many of its horrific propaganda videos. some of those videos even showed himt& beheading i-s-i-s hostages. u-s officials said two months ago they were reasonably certain he was killed in a drone strike in syria. but i-s-i-s was silent about that until it published his obituary in its magazine.
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image of jihadi john unmasked. his real name was mohammed emwazi. jessica rae: a former u.s. marine freed by an this weekend says he feels alive for the first time. 32 year old amir hekmati was one of four americans freed as part of a prisoner swap. hekmati ent more than 4-years in an iranian prison after he went to visit his grandmother and was detained for espionage in 20-11. "i feel extremely lucky, alive for the first time in a long time and i'm very humbled at everybody's support from the president to congress to my fellow marines and especially my family who have really gone through so much throughout this time." hekmati was born in arizona and was raised in michigan. he served in the marives from 2001 to 2005. he denies any wrongdoing and denies spying for the united states. jessica rae: the supreme
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announced it will be taking obama's executive action on immigration in this year's term the court will decide whether or not his decision to keep illegal immigrants from being deported violates the cocotitution didine gallagher breaks down the historic case. "theheresident's controversial executive action on immigration is going to court. the program allows more than four million undocumented immigrants whose children are u.s. citizens to apply for work permits... and avoid being deported - temporarily. (josh earnest, white house press secretary) "we've got a strong argument to make both in terms of the legal ground on ich we're operating, but also in terms of the practical impact -- positive impact -- that these executive actions will have." the president laid out his vision back in 2014. (president barack obama) "you'll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. that's what this deal is". but so far, that hasn't happened- 26 states filed a lawsuit, blocking it from taking effect -- accusing the president of abusing his power, by going around congress-
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will hear the arguments in april... and would likely issue its ruling in june... just before the conventions, in the middle of the presidential campaign season- and, no matter what that ruling is, the outcome of the election could impact the future of the program. (raul reyes, attorney, , commentatar) "the windowowf time that people have to come forwararis much more narrow. the big 'if' is that fact that this is a temporary program. a new president, whether its a democrat or republican, could very well end this and there's so much confusion in the immigrant community over what to do." in washington, dianne gallagher, reporting . " jessica rae: school let out early for some students in iowa city, after a bomb threat was made. authorities say at 8:40 a-m a call warning there was an explosive was receivededy police. the school was evacuated immediately bussing students out of the area. no arrests have been made, and there's no indication on whether this threat was connected to any other.
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ford has announced he'll be retiring from the force after 42 years of service. a ceremony will be held at the dakota county law enforcemtn center on friday jessica rae: ragbrai organizers have a big announcement coming up this saturday they'll be revealing the overnight towns for the 44th ride across iowa. the live announcement can be seen ontheir website, ragbrai-dot-com or tune in t tabc9 for more ragbrai updates. jessica rae: the folks over at the salvation army have gone above and beyond their goals when it comes to their red kettle campaign, raising more than 200 thousand dollars this year's donations exceeded the goal of 180 thousand by 12 per-cent. the fundraiser spans from right before thangiving until christmas eve. and more than 200 volunteers rang bebes at 15 locations around siouxland. jessica rae: a sioux city based website has released their latest poll of the best eateries in
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so who took the cake? rebo's soho kitchen was runner up the poll was taken by sioux city now-dot-com who asked their readers to rate the best food places in town. jim's burger took home top burger spot. best mexican food went to la juanitas, and best asian food was da kao restaurant. but they didn't stop there. jessica rae: totoind a complete list of sioxu city's "bests" just head to our website, siouxland matter dot com for a link to their poll. jessica rae: a siouxlander has come full circle at the sioux city public museum matt anderson grew up in lawton and attended morningside college, shortly after that he interned for the museum in 2001... now in 2016 he has been named the curator of history... marking 15 years of service at the museum. "when i was first starting i did not think that was going to happen. i was prepared to move wherever i had to in order to get that first job. it was pure luck is what it was...right place at the right time. it does show why internshipipand things like that are important because you start to c cate connections and like alot of things, sometimes good things can happen,"
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matt is in charge of storing sioux city artifacts and information, and developing each display the museum holds. jessica rae: if you thought you saw something out of the ordinary on lewis blvd yesterday morning, you weren't alone. u-p-s truck drivers celebrated the life of a coworker who recently lost a battle to cancer by driving dozens of trucks in one line until departing for ththday's deliveriri pat conway of sioux city, made u-p-s deliveries for 25 years ... u-p-s drivers based in the sioux city area formed a line of trucks driving from lewis blvdll the way to outer drive. pat's co workers told us it was a unique was to pay tribute to a man they say could put a smile on anyone's face. "as an employee, pat was great.. he would do whatever it was take to help service the packages and take care of the customers....as a person, pat was better. pat's smile was contagiousyou couldn't go a day without getting a little bit of a laugh hangininout with pat. it was a way to...one
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and his legacy he left behind," said babor. services for pat were held at blessed sacrament catholic church.... pat was just 57 years old " " coming up....a new debate over breastfeeding in public after a sioux city mother was refused a glass of wine. we'll weigh in on the controversy after the break scott: we'll have... "you're watching abc9 news this morning... with ... jessica rae... and meteorologist scott larson..
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morning. yesterday, most of siouxland picked up between 1 and 2 inches of snow. we have a pretty quiet pattern as we move toward the e weekend. tomorrow, we'll have some light snow move through associated with a larger system that will primarily miss to the southwest. it looks like we'll pick up between a half inch and an inch of snow occuring thursday afternoon and lasting into very early friday morning. friday will be a touch cooler before 30s come back for the weekend. your forecast today calls for a high of 29
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skies and a light breeze from the southeast. tonight's low is 17 with clouds. tomorrow's high is 27 with light snow arriving late. re's your 7 day forecast. and 2 inches of snow. we have a pretty quiet pattern as we move toward the weekend. tomorrow, we'll have some light snow move through associated with a larger system that will primarily miss to the southwest. it looks like we'll pick up between a half inch and an inch of snow occuring thursday afternoon and lasting into very early friday morning. friday will be a touch cooler before 30s come back for the weekend. your forecast today calls for a high of 29 with mostly cloudy skies and a light breeze from the southeast. tonight's low is 17 with clouds. tomorrow's high is 27 with light snow arriving late. here's your 7 day forecast. jessica rae scott: scott and jessica chat about weather scott and jessica
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scott and jessica chat about weather scott and jessica chat about weather scott and jessica chat about weather scott and jessica chat about weather scott and jessica chat about weather chat about weather jessica rae: breastfeeding... especially when you're talking about doing it in public... tends to elicit emotional reactions. a recent incident at a local restaurant started a heated converstation on social media... after a nursing mother was refused a glass of wine. deborah souverain explains "they said that the breastfeeding woman put the womain a moral quandary," said when local mom, caroline johannes... heard about a nursing mother being refused a drink at a local bar. she knew she had to say something. "i read the story my heart was so broken for her that i felt compelleleto respond. over the weekend, a sioux city woman says she was refused a glass of wine at diving elk because she nursed her baby at the restaurant prior to
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negative backlash online, she didn't feel comfortable sharing her story on camera... but, caroline, who's a certified breastfeeding educator, says one or two drinks... wouldn't have caused any harm. the amount of alcohol that's trasnfered to baby is miminal. the amount that alcohol will effect your blood alcohol content is minimal i i you are sober enough to drive you're sober enough to breastfeed your baby," caroline joha. nancy, a certified lactation consultant with unitypoint health- st. luke's agrees.... "not a lot goes through that milk, so they'd have to keep drinking and have a high level to affect the baby, " said nancy rentel, nicu rn unitypoint st. luke's. while recommendations on the subject vary... most experts agree an occassional drink or two won't hurt your baby. however mothers should be aware that a small percentage of what you drink, will appear in your breastmilk. caroline thinks this all comes down to a
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understanding about breastfeeding in general... especially when it happens out in the open. ducating people would avoid the sort of situation the bartender at the diving elk found himself in," said caroline . "there are currently no laws that prevent a nursing woman from consuming alcohol " " jessica rae: coming up... one woman in south carolina is using an online order mix-up to help others... we have her story next... " " jessica rae: and....frigid temperatures have us bringing out our hats and scarves... but could our gloves be making us sick? stay tuned to find
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some much-needed help, thanks to a christmas gift mix-up. it all started when a farmer's wife ordered new shoes for her husbd from zappos. when the wrong
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she called customer service and told the zappos agent about how flooding devastated her community. the representative apologized about the mix up. then, a box full of donated warm blankets was delivered along with her husband's corrected shoe order. " (carson cogdill, received blankets from zappos): "at first i was looking in the x, and i was thinking what is this? so i opened it up and we read the message and were just stunned. and then reading all the words that the people that work for this company said... 'you rock.' 'thanks for all you do for your community.' 'we hope things get better soon.' i mean, we were just floored." jessica rae: carson and her husband are looking forward to distributing the blankets to ood victims in needed jessica rae: with temperatures plunging your winter gloves may be keeping you warm... but could they also be making you sick? it turns out... they could be crawling with germs. abc's becky worley has the details. "they hold railings, open doors, push strollers and sometimes they do that. so what germs are on our gloves? becky: can i swab your gloves? weook to the snowy environs to swab wool...leather...and nylon...
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sherrod's glove) sherrod: "hey!!...you're really getting in there!" becky: "i'm serious!" we tested for bacteria and viruses b: how often do you wash your gloves? m: never. i mean i just never think about it. we e en swabbed some of our fellabc news employees. (becky swabbing nia's glove) nia: i have a cold too.kind of scared to see what'll happen. becky swabbing joanne's gloves: oh yeah, these have been through the wars. becky: first one for bacteria. how come you're holding your own gloves like this? joanne: well now you're making me feel self-conscious about them (laughing) the results? 26 of the 27 samples we tested were positive for bacteria. while most are harmless,s, of those testete positive for bacteriri like staph and mrsa, which could be harmful if they came in contact with an open wound. and one sample with the corona virus, which doctors say is one of the causes of the common cold. gma staff reax niastaph! joanne sot : my gloves are disgusting. mary sot "so i had staph? that's scary." sherrod-sot: "i think i'm going to be more conscious about my gloves like where i
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dr. susan whittier/ director of clinical microbiology service, new york presbyterian, columbia university medical center "every time your glove comes into contact, you're taking away some of the bacteria that was on that surface." but here's the good news, dr. whittier says on gloves - bacteria and viruses may not last verlong - in some cases, maybe just hours or nutes. dr. susan whittier/ didictor of cl microbiologygy service, new york presbyterian, columbia university medical center "it's not gonna be alive on the glove for very long because it has nothing to help it survive. experts say don't keep your gloves balled up in your pockets- let them air dry. wash gloves often, and dr. whittier says you can even use a disinfectant wipe for certain fabrics but. the number one rule is to be conscious not to touch your face. becky stand up "ewww never doing that again." for gma bw abc news new york. jessica rae: scott: jessica and scott chat about winter gloves jessica and scott at about winter gloves jessicand scott chat about winter jessica and scott
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jessica and scott chat about winter gloves jessica and scott chat about winter gloves jessica and scott chat about winter gloves jessica and scott chat about winter gloves scott: good wednesday morning siouxland. your day. the upper teens to lower 20s. we have a wind coming in near 10 miles per hour. going to the dayplanner, it looks like we're going to maintain cloud cover and reach an afternoon hi near 30 degrees. temperatures are in lower 20s. we have a south and southeast 10 miles per hour.
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dayplanner, it looks like we're going to maintain cloud cover and reach an afternoon high near 30 degrees. scott: here's a quick chekc outside on one of our iowa d-o-t traffic cam's here at . many folks still waking up and starting their workday....please drive safely everyone... scott: now you'll want to watch your speed in these areas today: ... police will berunning radars, here... lewis blvd. and on transit ave. so again... mind that speed. " " jessica rae: coming up... a long awaited children museum in sioux city is just a month away from their grand opening... we will give you a sneak peek inside...
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children's museum is just a month away from their grand opening... abc9 news reporter elisa raffa got sneak peak of the museum and takes inde... nat sound... air blowing "we want them to be able to leave and say 'wow, that was really fun, but i also learned something today!' and whether they realize it or not, they will be learning things" says valerie petersen, outreach director, launch pad. the long anticipated grand opening of sioux city's launch pad children's museum is seseto open in just under a month all of the exhibits in the museum are regionally based, intended to teach children about agriculture, wind, water, and physics. "take scarves, put them in here, and then there is suction that bringk them up and will shoot them out the top. and it's kind of fun because kids can manipulate which way they want their scarf to go" says valerie petersen, outreach director,
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at the big red barn, you can learn how to milk a cow. "water will come out, come through here, and it flows down and then circles back around...back into the cow" says valerie petersen, outreach director, launch pad. once you've got your milk and your fresh crops, you can buy and sell your goods at the market... nat sound...cash register and then even cook them for your friends... "kids will say 'oh no, that's hot...i don't touch that'" says valerie petersen, outreach director, launch pad. children can see the water cycle in action, clouds dropping rain, farms taking in the water, and the rest running down the river and through water wheel. then they can take a trip around the world, learning about different cultures and how to say hello in different languages. "'kon'nichiwa'.... russia...'zdravstvuyt e'" a theatre and consnsuction zone are still undergoing their finishing touches. jessica rae: that grand opening is
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feburary 11th. it's 8 dollars for anyone ages 1 to 65, 6 dollars over 65 active military. infants and teachers are always free. you can also purchase family memberships for 85 dollars a year the museum is also currently taking birthday party and field trip reservations. " " jessica rae: coming up.... presidential candidide bernie sanders made a stop in sioux city last night and we have the details... stay tuned scott: " " 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 everything spotless is effortless. 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 sededent or impurities. so keeping everythininspotless is effortltls. dad: spots. culligan man: the problem is your water! anncr: a culligan whole-house water conditioning system gets rid of sediment or impurities. scott:thanks for joining us this morning. let's get a check of conditions outdoors on the port neal welding company skycam hd in sioux city. yesterday, most
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inches of snow. we have a pretty quiet pattern as we move toward the weekend. tomorrow, we'll have some light snow move through associated with a larger system that will primarily miss to the southwest. it looks like we'll pick up between a half inch and an inch of snow occuring thursday afternoon and lasting into very early friday morning. friday will be a touch cooler before 30s come back for the weekend. your forecast today calls for a high of 29 with mostly cloudy skies and a light breeze from the southeast. tonight's
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clouds. tomorrow's high is 27 with light snow arriving late. here's your 7 day forecast. port neal welding company skycam hd in sioux city. yesterday, most of siouxland picked up between 1 and 2 inches of snow. we have a pretty quiet pattern as we move toward the weekend. tomorrow, we'll have some light snowowove through associated with a larger system that will primarily miss to the southwest. it looks like we'll pick up between a half inch and an inch of
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and lasting into very early friday morning. friday will be a touch cooler fore 30s come back for the weekend. your forecast today calls for a high of 29 with mostly cloudy skies and a light breeze from the southeast. tonight's low is 17 with clouds. tomorrow's high is 27 with light snow arriving late. here's your 7 day forecast. jessica rae scott: scott and jessica chat about weather scott and jessica chat about weather scott and jessica at about weather scott and jessica chat about weather scott and jessica chat about weather scott and jessica chat about weather scott and jessica chat about weather
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democratic frontrunner hillary clinton has picked up another endorsement the human rights campaign has endorsed hillary clinton's presidential bid. jessica rae: the organization says its their turn to stand with clinton because she's supported d them. but, some critics have said clinton' support for same-sex marriage took too long to arrive. clinton has made l-g-b-t equality a part of her stump speech and she's repeatedly championed the supreme court's same-sex marriage decision last year. jessica rae: speaking of clinton, her state department private e-mail server included some information designated even above "top secret". a new report shows clinton received e-mails about some special access programs while secretary of state. they are above top secret in classification level. but her presidential campaign and the state department deny any information was mishandled. jessica rae: vermont senator bernie sanders made a swing through the hawkeye state yesterday. he was at a
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fort dodge. where he spoke about his thoughts, if trump were to be selected as the republican to run the race to the white house, sanders says he would be the democratic candidate to defeat him, not hillary. " " " well she is absolutely right in saying that it is for the future of our country, it is absolutely imperative that trump or any of these other guys not be elected president. but what is not true is the suggestion that she is the strongest candidate to defeat trump and others." sanders brought his campaign back to sioux city last night... jessica rae: with the gap in iowa between himself and hillary clinton now nearly gone... judging from what he had to say to more than 1,000 people at the orpheum theatre, sanders seems convinced caucus night in iowa could be a big night. abc9 n ns anchor tim seaman has more on his sioux city swing. take pkg tim seaman " despite cold january weather.....the "bern" was on tuesday night at the orpheum in sioux city. an obviously younger crowd lining up to hear democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders. most not even born when the 74 year old started his political career.
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"ya know i didnt know much about him i knew he was a sen from vermont, but i like whate he's said so far and i respect how he hasnt changed his politics since 1980 , 1970 whenever he first entered so hes someone that i look forward to seeing more about," said usd sophomore e lly law. tim seaman now just 2 points backckf hillary clinton in iowa according to the latest des moines register poll, sanders didnt miss the opportunity to tell students in the crowd he is serious about getting an affordable education. sen. bere sanders "100 years ago a high school degree in many ways got you a decent job, got you into the middle clas by in large that is not the case today a college degree is the equivilant of what a high school degree used to be 50 years ago," bernie sanders. tim seaman last week the vermont senator released his health care plan that provides medicaid for all. it's still unclear how the single payer system would change u-s health care but sanders says insurance companies need to change the way they do buisiones bernie sanders "the function ofprivive insurnace cocoanies is not to provide qualioty affordable health care its to make as much money as they can," said sanders. tim seaman the event was not a dem's only rally.... self professed republican bob morresy of sioux city told me sanders' focus on the middle class rather than
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clinton of doing, is hitting home. bob morrisey, sioux city " my income isn't that high, i'm a middle of the roader personally i'd be very well off with what bernie is talking about. countrywise i dont know but personally, yea," said bob morrisey of sioux city. jessica rae: a display about the histroy behind the iowa caucuses is coming to morningside college the traveling display will be at the hickman- johnson-furrow learning center january 30th through february 13th. the "first in the nation" display explores the history of the caucuses from 1972 to 2012 through images and film clips. jessica rae: a controversial statement made about ted cruz came from the governor of iowa tuesday at the renewable fuel conference in altoona. (gov. terry branstad/(r) iowa) i think that ted cruz is ahead right now
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sentiment against the cruz campaign was echoed by cruz's g-o-p rivals, donald trump and rick santorum who were both invited to the event. jessica rae: a volunteer with ben carson's campaign in iowa died in a car accident yesterday near atlantic. carson cancelled his campaign events to fly to omaha. 25-year old braden joplin was killed when the van he was riding in lost control on an icey road and crossed the median. they were hit by an oncoming car. two other campaign workersalong with threeminors in the other car were transported to
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the vans in iowa hit a patch of ice flipped on its side and hit another vehicle. ive talked to the nurse surgeon there i think it's where we need to be right now carson was campaigning in south carolina at the time of the accident. jessica rae: the supreme court says it will consider a legal challenge to president obama's overhaul of the nation's immigration rules. the actions are aimed at allowing millions of undocumented immigrants to apply for programs that could make them eligible for work authorization and associated benefits. the president unveiled the programs over a year ago, but federal courts blocked implementation in response to a challenge brought by texas and 25 other states. since then...the nearly 4-point-3 million immigrants who would have been eligible haha been caught inin legal limbo. jessica rae: a drought mitigation plan is
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elkhorn n-r-d... here's susan risinger with the details. " 19th district senator jim scheer says he is amazed at the number of bills being introduced in the nebraska legislature. today is the last day for bill introduction, and scheer says it looks like about one-third more bills will have been introduced this year than in the 2014 60-day session. the lower elkhorn nrd is starting work on a drought mitigation plan to better prepare for the area's next dry spell. at a recent meeting, nrd directors learned that the drought mitigation plan will be funded by the first grant from fema's hazard mitigation assistance program. and the great american comedy festival will sponsor some middle of the winter comedy later this month. festival director lori williams says comedy shows are set for january 28th in wayne, january 29th at divots in norfolk, and january 30th in columbus. these and more stories can be heard on newstalk wjag, literock 97.5 and 106kix." jessica rae: the world is
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plastic garbage and it's going to get a lot worse. the world economic forum is predicting there will be more plastic than fish in terms of weight in the world's oceans by 20-50. the report is based on interviews with more than 180 experts... they estimate by 20-50, the amount of plastics produced globally will increase three times, to more than 1- point-1 million tons. jessica rae: coming up in sports...it's been a long time since west beat east on the hardwood. would that change last night? we'll have the highlights from the east side after the break. scott: stay tuned for
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riders and barrel racers all took part in a different sort of event tuesday in moline illinois cowboys were on the ice tuesday at the i wireless center in the quad cities. and they were cross training with the quad city mallards hockey team. the rodeo riders took to the ice while the mallards roped their way around one of the nation's oldest sporting traditions. players say it was all in good fun.
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workers at the tyson events center were working hard making prprarations for the rawhide bull riding challenge the rodeo will be in town this saturday and sunday, as the toughest cowboys in the midwast battle the bulls. there's fun for everyone, including a petting zoo and a mutton-busting. tickets are avalailable at tyson events center box office. jessica rae: city bragging rights were on the line over on the east side last night. here's chris with the action from the black raiders and wolverines. chris palmquist--"good morning everybody. over the past decade, east has owned their crosstown rivals from west. the black raiders are undefeated against the woerines over the past ten seasons. would that change last night or did east keep the run alive? well this will help the wolverines' cause...avery brun...he was on fire from range last night...3 of his 20 here and west up 15- 12. on the other end, connor murrell...with the three pointer of his own...he had a team- high 19 but east down 3. west would lead by 9 at thealf...on the kickout, tre
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but the halftime speech from ras did the trick...off the steal...ty benson gets it ahead to tyler danke for the lay in...east wins a tight one, 65-61. to nebraska, 10-4 ponca taking on undefeated winnebago. in the first...hunter schweers lobs it down to logan kingsbury...he gets the hoop and the hack and ponca gets within 1. but time winding down in the quarter...david wingett...rattles home the triple...bago led it 17-16 after one. that lead didn't last long...kingsbury...go es coast to coast and gets the acrobatic finish to fall...the guests retake the lead. winnebago would get a cushion though...drake gorrin, uses the scree and gets to the rack...winnebago goes on to win it, 62- 53. top ten nattle in crofton...the warriors taking on wayne. opening quarter...kylie hammer sets up from deep and connects for three! blue
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on the other end.....katie petersen shows her strength on the block.....and one! crofton takes the 13-3 lead..... but danica schaefer had something to say about that.....she goes up and in for the deuce.....deficit stays at seven..... then its petersen again for the warriors.....she is so powerful down low....crofton crushes wayne....69=27 the final. for full scores and highlights be sure to head to our website, siouxland matters dot com, but for now, back over to you. jessica rara scott: it's time now to check on your forecast... scott:good wednesday morning siouxland. it's a cloudy start to your day. temperatures are in the upper teens to lower 20s. we have a south and southeast wind coming in near 10 miles per hour. going to the dayplanner, it looks
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maintain cloud cover and reach an afternoon high near 30 degrees. temperatures are in the upper teens to lower 20s. we have a south and southeast wind coming in near 10 miles per hour. going to the dayplanner, it looks like we're going to maintain cloud cover and reach an afternoon high near 30 degrees. rae thanks scott... lower fuel prices are pushing airlines into record profits. abc's kendis gibson and reena ninan have the details. good morning. topping "america's money" -- profits are soaring for the airlines. >> falling fuel costs
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over $4 billion in profits last year. other airlines are seeing similar wind falls. they're pouring the big profits int new planes and the terminals. the specificy fees will stick around. more than who% of americans didn't take any vacation days last year. >> not as many workers are receiving paid vacation time. love french fries and chocolate. >> so, why not combine the two? that's whahat mcdonals figured. two types of chocolate sauces. dark and white. >> but here's the catch, folks -- you're going to have cough a lot of money to get these -- only available in japan. >> itooks really good. and this's "america's money." >> ketchup. >> oyuck. ughing...sniffling...
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the academy of motion pictures is speaking out about criticisms of the lack of diversity in oscar
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isaacs issued a statement monday evening. she said she was - quote "heartbroken and frustrated" about the situation. boone isaacs said the racial make-up of voters who decide awards needs to change. last week, oscar nominations were announced. for the second year in a row, not a single person of color was nominated in any acting category. jessica rae: speaking of the oscars... one of the most decorated movies this awards season was the revenant. the rifle used by leonardo dicaprio in "the revenant" was made by a pennsylvania man who has been building guns over 5o years agag reporter bridget mcclure has his story. " we subsequently concluded a deal to make the gun that leonardo dicaprio would be using in the movie." ron luckenbill, owner of recreating history, says he was contacted by producers of the revenant about an angstadt rifle on his website. he had one gun in stock, made an exact duplicate, and got both guns to british columbia in less than a month. " it's not an opportunity you get
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a once in a lifetime shot for me. so i did the work that was necessary." luckenbill keeps an autographed photo of the film's star, holding his bucks county style rifle, in his workshop. "pop it open...and it has an indicator that it is a copy of the revenant gun made by me." he said he purchases the curly maple wood locally to create the guns. "it's cut into a gun shapand then a barrel is set into the stock." he then begins to shape the gun, carving our their unique designs like those of the revenant gun. luckenbill has built a total of 288 guns. jessica rae: he said he was thinking about retiring again after building his 300th gun... but after his break with the movie--retirement is down the road again. a copy of the rifle
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chat about revenant handmade gun jessica and scott chat about revenant have some light snow move through associated with a larger system that will primarily miss to the southwest. it looks like we'll pick up between a half inch and an inch of snow occuring thursday aftereron and lasting into very early friday morning. friday will be a touch cooler before 30s come back for the weekend. your forecast today calls for a high of 29 with mostly cloudy skies and a light
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low is 17 7 th clouds. tomomoow's high is 27 with light snow arriving late. here's your 7 day forecast. have some light snow move through associated with a larger system that will primarily miss to the southwest. it looks like we'll pick up between a half inch and an inch of snow occuring thursday afternoon and lasting into very early friday morning. friday will be a touch cooler before 30s come back for the weekend. your forecast today calls for a high of 29 wiwi mostly cloudy ies and a light breeze from the southeast. tonight's low is 17 with clouds. tomorrow's high is 27 with light snow arriving late. here's your 7 day forecast. jessica rae scott: jessica and scott chat about weather
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weather jessica and scott chat about weather jessica and scott chat about weather jessica and scott chat about weather jessica and scott chat about weather jessica rae: " " coming up... the iowa caucuses are just around the e rner and the republican front runners are fighting to be on top in the hawkeye state... jessica rae: " " plus... donald trump got the first major endorsement of his campaign... we will take you to ames...
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scott:goodcloudy start to your day.
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lower 20s. we have a south and southeast
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