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friday shoppers at the coral ridge mall. the hawkeyes take on the cornhusers today for the hero game. . state trooper and nurse give meaning to the name of the game. for thanksgiving, several organizations gave out meals to those who couldn't have a big thanksgiving dinner. and the university of iowa followed suit for students who couldn't make it home for the holiday. good friday morning! its november 27th... black friday. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t britley ritz has your first alert forecast, britley... rain and the wintry mix will move out early and we put up with mostly clcudy skies for the rest of your friday. the cold front has now momoed through and our temperatures will be much cooler today as a result. highs will likely only top out in the upper 30s. behind the cold front not only comes cooler temperatures, but breezy conditions. winds will be out of the north @oday at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts 25
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plus. the weekend is dry and temmeratures will remain in the upper 30s. e workweek brings more chances for snow. thanks britley. today millions of peoeoe across the country will be getting up early to take advantage of those black friday deals. and most people are lining up hours in advance to make sure they get what they want. kcrg-tv9's iowa city burru chief mark carlson is live at coral ridge mall this morning. mark, how much longer do shoppers have to wait before doors open? well ashl, they still have 2 and a half hours until e store doors open. but many
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type of dedication you need to get the best deal today. 135.8 million americans plan to shop on thanksgiving weekend nearly 60 percent ofholiday shoppers s ad already started checking iiems f their lists by the middle of last week, but millions more are eagerly waiting to hear what retailers have in store - and online - for the biggest holiday shopping weekend of the year. nrf's laast survey finds that 135.8 million consumers plan to shop thanksgiving weekend and nearly 80 percent of holiday shoppers - 183.8 million people - plan to shop on cyber monday. blak friday is here. and d o are the deals, deep discounts and of course shoppers. but there are some clear signs that black friday, once the busiest shopping day of the year, is losing some clout. ome people are shopping on thursday. while others are simply shoppipig onlii. in addition, some retailers, most notably wal-mart, are offering the same black friday deals online as those in stores. online sales are expected to increase at least 14 percent this year. meanwhile, for the firstime, there's expeed to be more people visiting retailers' ' eb sites thrrgh their smart phoneethan on computers or tablets . mobile traffic could increase nearly 57 percent this year. that's compared to 46 percent the previous year. mobile sales are expected to account for 36 percent of
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online sales. that''s compared to 27 percent from the previous year. we'll check in with a different shopper coming up in our next half hor. back to you ashley. tv9's iowa city buteau chief, mark carlson. thanks so much. several retailers are already welcommd
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black friday shoppers last night. this line at best buy had many waiting outside in rainy and windy conditions. the store opened at five o'clock last night. we found two shopperssfrom turkey who say this is their first black friday experience. 14:59:17 "we saw the great deal in best buy about the lcd tv, 49 inch, so we thought it was a great deal and we wanted to catch that." the national retail federation says more than 135-million americans plan to shop this thanksgiving weekend. the 4th ranked iowa hawkeyes fofotball team will play today... the hawks will take on the nebraska cornhuskers today at 2:30. they are playing in lincoln today in a match up called the hero game. aad kcrg-tv9 will be airing the entire game on our main channel. the hawkeyes are undefeated at 11 and 0, while the cornhuskers are split at 5 to 6. the cornhuskers have won 3 of the last 4 hero mes against the hawkeyes. since the hawkeyes are still undefeated, it means big sales for apparel
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talgate clothing in iowa cy has seen more sales - both in store and online - since the tetem's winning streak began. imprinted sportswear had their "west division champs" shirt done the sunday after iowa took down purdue. they've been selling like hotcakes. it's already working on a "big ten champs" shirt, but they haven't unveiled it yet. "57:25-:36 "we are dng three different ones for the west, and when if it evv is possiblbl, we'll be doing more than one if we actually do the championship. " both stores say hawkeye fans generally seem to be in better moods than last season. even though many will focus on what will happen on the field for today's game, there's something special hapening during halftime. an iowa state trooper and an iowa nnse are amoog three who will receive the hero award. claire powell from w-o-i n des moines has their stories. "the engine is revving high, it takes off tires squeal"
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nat rev forward "this is not good something's going on iside this truck"seven months ago, iowa state patrol trooper tracyybohlen spotted a truck with oklahoma plates, stopping and going in the middle of 70 mile per hour interstate traffic. "it was right where the pylons are first time i saw him" pat roark, an out-of-state driver, was having a seiiure in the middle of interstate 35 car nat his 15 year old son, eli, grabbed the wheel. took his dads foot off the gas, placing his on the brake.bohlen ran over- starting cpr right then and there. "a loo of things played out the correct way" two cars behind bohlen was nurse jane mccurdy. "i worked quite a few days & it was my day to relax" relaxing went t ut the window & instincts kicked inn "thought that someone needs help and this is what we do" as a nurse, this scene was nothing new. so, as pat fought for his life on the pavement, mccurdy took sobbing eli under herwing and didnt let go. "ill take you to the hospital i wont l lave you, ill stay with h ou" after gettng him a hotel, food and days of waiting... the roarks went home to oklahoma. now months later, in true
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heroic fashion, neither bohlen nor curdy will say they are whatt everyone is hailing them as... "its humbling and its a big word! i dont look at myself as a hero, just right place right tim doing my job" " eli is truly the hero, he's the one that got the truck stopped." they ssy the highlight of that april day isnt saving pat or eli's lives. or becoming quote on quote hereos... the best part was becoming their friends and in turn, part of their family. "i just think they're lucky petple and grateful, it was a hue blessing for me to be in the rrght place t the right time" claire powell reporting.. in a t t9 follow-up this morning.. this morning, a cedar falls man faces arson and criminal mischief charges after a garage fire. firefighters found thre
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were called to 615 wwst 7th street at around 5:45 spread to a nearby shed. officers arrested 30- year-old nicholas kollasch on the felony charges. april of this year for a hit and run accident... in which they say he assaulted an officer. afte police say the head. the marshalltown times-republican home in laurel around 3:30 wednesday morning. first responders took the victim to a marshalltown hospital and then flew himmto a trauma center in des moines. the marshall county sheriff's office says three people who were in the house when the shooting happened are cooperating with the investiation. the victim's name and conddion ve not been released. a man is facing charges this morning after he tried to hop the white house fence when the president and his family were inside having thanksgiving dinner. the u-s secret service says joseph caputo breached a
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white pants -- and an american flag draped around his body. he also carried what looked likk an envelope, in his uth as he went over the iron fence on the north lawn. secret service officers had their guns drawn and had k-9 units with them. they took caputo into custody. he's at leaststthe third person thths year to scaae a fence and make it on white house property. even though they were far from their families, troops overseas celebrated thanksgiving too. u-s troops stationed in afghanistan celebratatd with their nato pprtners yesterday in kabul. generals served troops their thanksgiving meal. but the thoughts of many soldiers were with their families back home. "it is really hard to be awa from your family, bututwith all the people here that we work really close together, we are one big family here, so it is nice." the department of defense says this year it shipped out about 52- thousand pounds of turkey to bases around the world. it can take up to three months
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arrive at some remote locations. theeuniversity oo iowa welcomed more han 200 staff, faculty, and students to its harvest dinner thursday. the idea is to provide a meal for those who couldn' make he trip home to celebrate with family. for many international students who attended,d,it was their first thanksgiving experience. this is the second time the university has hosted the event since 20-13. organizers say a big part of why they do it, is for local chilren. "there an atmosphere of welcome-ness, inclusiveness and home that children pick up on immediately and proceed to play together and have a great time." the university hopes to make this a early tradition. tension between turkey and russia is risinggfter turkey shot down a russian fighter jt. and now turkey's president says what his
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rain and the wintry mix will move out early and we put up with mostly cloudy kies r the rest f your
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through and our temperatures will be much cooler today as a result. highs will likely only top out in the upper 30s. behind the cold front not only comes cooler temperatures, but breezy conditions. winds will be out of the north today at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts 25 plus. the weekend is dry and temperatures will remain in the upper 30s. the workweek brings more chances for snow. thanks bbitley. ran and the wintry mix will move out early and we put up with mostly cloudy skies for theherest of your friday. the cold front has now moved
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through and our temperatures will be much cooler today as a result. highs will likely only top out in the upper 30s. behind the cold front not only comes cooler temperatures, but breezy conditions. winds will be out of the north todayay at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts 25 plus. the weekend is dry and tempeeatures willlemain the upper 30s. the workweek brings more chances for snow.
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an abandoned dog is getting a new leash on life and a new job in central iowa. and it's partially thanks to a 5-year-old from ankeny. this week, tristan sommerfeld welcomed the newest member of the ankeny police force. bosco is a 1-year-old lab mix and is ready to sniff out crime in polk county. tristan lped raise money to train bosco and bring him to iowa from a
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rescue shelter in indiana. instead of asking for presents on his october birthday, he asked for donations to go to the police department's k-9 fuud. altogether, tristan's friends and family donated more than 15- hundred dollars. "it's paying it forward and gifting to the community and the superheroes we call the police and the fire department and the people that serve. " combined with tristan's donations, the city of ankeny raised 30-thousand dollars to get bosco. police say he's trained to work on missing persons and drug cases. as for tristan, he says he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. as the holiday shopping season truly gets underway today, american say they plan to spend about the same amount. but experts predict more people will spend money on themselves this time around. that's coming up in today's america's money.
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the turkish president said thursday his country
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would not apologize to russia for shooting down a russian fighter jet on tuesday. russia's president now sayythe incident may bring relations between the countries to "dead end". karin caifa reports from washington. turkey's president says his armed forces were doing what they were supposed to do, when they shot downwn russian fighter jet near the border with syria tuesday and his nation will not apologize. well i think if there's a party that needs to apologize, it's not us. those who violmted our airspae are the ones who need to apologize. this has ightened tensisins, in an already sensitive region of the world. turkey has accused russia of deceit. russia says a missile system has been put on combat duty at a base in syria. and the back-and- forth is being closely watched by nato members, including the united states. , cnn military analyst this could not have happened at a worse time. russia has been tweaking not only turkey's nose the last several months, but nato the last year or so.at an vent thursday, russian presidenen vladimir putin said it seemed d s though turkey was consciously seeking to bring relations with russia, "to a dead end." later, he met with french president francois hollande at the kremlin, where he said he is ready to cooperate with france to combat sis in syria. he addressed the tensions with turkey during a press conferencc.
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country. we did not expect such an action, and that is why, that strike was unexpected.ru ssia said it has now suspended channels of cooperation between its military and turkey's. that includes a hotline that had been set up to avoid incidents, in the skies over syria. washington, i'm karin caifa. now for a quick check on your weather with meteorologist britley ritz.
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rain and the wintry mix will move out early and we put up with mostly cloudy skies for th rest of your friday. the cold front has now moved through and our temperatures will be much cooler today as a result. highs will likely only top out ii the upper 30s. bebeind the cold front not only comes cooler temperatures, but breezy conditions. winds will be out of the north today at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts 25 plus. the weekend is dry and temperatures will remain in the upper 30s. the workweek brings more chances for snow. abc's kendis gibson and reena ninan havv this
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