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are expected to be well above normal, dropping into the upper 20s. a few snowflakes will be likely through the evening hours with partly cloudy skies. christs morning we keep partly cloudy skies around before starting to see some sunshine throughout the afternoon. temperatures on christmas will again be above normal with highs in the low 40s. travel conditions into saturday morning will generally be ok. we bring in a few showers and even a few snowflakes to the northern half of the viewing area, highs are back into the 40s. bruce ... some people spent this christmas eve cleaning up damage from the line of storms and strong winds that rolled through last night.
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hit area in hiawatha. brea, how bad was the damage? well bruce, the homeowner hehe and her neighbors saw downed trees, damaged buildings, and we were told a camper was completely destroyed. now that the storm has passed, today started the clean up process. the sunshine revealed the damage the wind left behind at twisters gymnastics. "i could actually see the wind coming around the side of the building and by the time i slammed the back door and looked up i could see the roof looking like it was going to come right off the building." mangold and around sixty others immediately took shelter in bathrooms and a stairwell. he says the storm ended within minutes, but it did significant damage. "we opened the door to look outside and see what's going on, and we noticed the air units were sitting in the parking lot almost from the roof, and i noticed there was hole in the roof we had water leaking all over the place."
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everyone to wait in cars before the fire department gave the all clear. now mangold is working on getting the gym back in order. a homeowner who lives nearby had damage in her yard... but the christmas spirit shone brighter. "this morning as soon as it started getting light people just started appearing, its pretty cool." neighbors, friends, and strangers donned clean up tools to make sure keegan's yard was spotless again. one fourteen year old from flordia took this time to help someone in need. "they needed help with these trees, i know how it feels its happened to me before, its christmas time why not come out and help." keegan says she's so appreciative of the unexpected help. "they've got much of it picked up already. it's a neat, neat christmas story." keegan says she's not too worried about the damage.. she says it can all be replaced. live north of cedar rapids, brea
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at least one confirmed tornado touched down in the quad cities area yesterday brandon finch says he saw the tornado on the ground for about ten minutes in rock island county, illinois. . "it did take out some hog buildings just north of sciota, and just west of sciota it took out a building at a power plant, but it was just a storage building." authorities have not released a damage estimate, but they say no one was hurt we think of springtime as tornado season here in iowa and throughout the midwest. so yesterday's storms were unusual. meteorologist britley ritz is back now to explain how and why this outbreak happened. states across the south are cleaning up after a states across the south are
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destructive severe weather outbreak. there are at least 14 reports of tornadoes in mississippi. and the national weather service says one of them may have been on the ground for 150 miles! so -- how common are tornadoes in december? what conditions must exist for a tornado to form? when was the last torordo in iowa in december? a very unusual event. bruce? thanks, britley. thousands of people in at least seven states are assessing damage from several tornadoes that killed at least eleven people. a-b-c's elizabeth hur reports the damage in tennessee and mississippi is so extensive, the governors have declared states of emergency.
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kathy swopshire church damaged phil bryant governor of mississippi elizabeth hur new york the tornadoes.. so powerful.. homes were demolished.. tractor trailers flipped and debris tossed for miles.. atman: "just rumbling thunder with lightning striking and then you see it and that's when it was really really intense." from tennessee.. to mississippi.. gwendolyn jones: "it lasted.. we heard this great big whooo- train and it was gone." at least two dozen reported tornadoes touched down.. cutting a path of destruction? and leaving so many.. homeless. weather pkg ms holly springs damage/reax"it 's devastating. it kind of crushes you here at christmas." kathy swopshire/ church damaged: "it's very heartbreaking .. i don't even have the words to explain it." the damages are so widespread.. a state of emergency has been declared in tennessee and mississippi.. state officials vowing to help everyone.. now beginning the process of recovering and rebuilding.. phil bryant: mississppi governor tbaelizabeth tag: ananmother nature is s ill on t te move.. the same storm
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havoc in the south.. is now triggering dangerous flash flooding in parts of alabama and georgia.. eh, abc news, ny. police in charlotte, north carolina, say an argument at a crowded shopping mall ended with a police offifir fatally shooting one person. there's not a lot of information yet, but a police statement says off-duty officers who were working at the mall arrived at the scene after the fight broke out. they ended up shooting one person who was described as "armed.," that person died at the scene. no officers were injured. in des moines yesterday, a police officer practicing his "quick draw" skills accidentally fired his gun inside the des moines airport. 23 year old brady pratt said he wasn't aware he had his finger on the trigger. a police report shows the round went through a wall,
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hit a ceiling tile above a door. no one was injured. but the police department says it will review the incident, and discipline is possible. the iowa hawkeye football team won't be home for christmas. today the hawks left for california to prepare for next week's rose bowl game. stay with tv9.
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are expected to be well above normal, dropping into the upper 20s. a few snowflakes will be likely through the evening hours with partly cloudy skies. christmas morning we keep partly cloudy skies around before starting to see some sunshine throughout the afternoon. temperatures on christmas will again be above normal with highs in the low 40s. travel conditions into saturday morning will generally be ok. we bring in a few showers and even a few
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to the northern half of the viewing area, highs are back into the 40s.
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an iowa city woman received a unique gift from her husband this holiday season... a kidney. "i just assumed that i would go on dialysis and wait for a kidney, and that it would be a tremendous gift if this worked out. " tonight on t-v nine news at six, mark carlson will have more about this unique donation. security has tightened at many airports after recent attacks around the globe by radical islamic terrorists. but one muslim family in london wants to know why the u-s stopped them from flying to disneyland for christmas, even though they blame donald trump. and a muslim coup in arkansas say shoppers got police to remove them from a mall because of their religion. stay with your 24 hour
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their religion kept them from traveling to the u-s for a dream vacation. the mahmood family, including nine kids, was hoping to share the excitement of disneyland this christmas with their cousins who live in the u-s. homeland security had approved their trip six weeks ago. but u-s immigration turned them away at the airport gate in london as they were about to board a plane for los angeles. the father said they were the only muslims in line, and they feel singled out. "i definitely think donald trump's theory did have a part to play in it, otherwise why wasn't anyone else flagged up on that flight? just one muslim family."
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republican presidential candidate called for a ban on all muslims entering the u-s. u-s customs and border protection won't comment on the case, except to say that religion, faith, or spiritual beliefs play no role in matters of immigration. a muslim couple in fort smith, arkansasa say police escorted them from a mall over the weekend because other shoppers were uncomfortable. police confirm alan and daphne crawford did not commit a crime. but a police report says alan wawavideo taping store entrances. the mall does not allow anyone to take photos or video inside the mall. while other shoppers feared he was planning a terrorist attack, alan crawford said he was not aware of the mall's policy. "we have the first amendment right to freedom of religion or are you just going to get over it that somebody told a lie and we are being punished for it." the crawfords say someone has also planted bombs in their yard. they say they plan to move
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saudi arabia says an overnight fire at a hospital killed atateast 31 people and injured more than 100. a civil defense spokesman says the cause is unknown. the fire broke out early this morning around the hospital's intensive care, maternity, and neonatal care wards.. there's been no information yet about the victims. many iowans will travel to california next week for the rose bowl game. but today it was hawkeyes' turn as players boarded their plane to los angeles. and the hawks weren't the only ones flying today. millions of americans took to the skies for christmas. stay with your 24 hou news source, kcrg-tv9.
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airport this afternoon, carrying a load of
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to prepare for the rose bowl. the iowa hawkeye football team, along with athletic administrator s, boarded their plane before taking off at 12:45 for los angeles. the last time the hawkeyes were in the rose bowl was 25 years ago. and as legendary eastern iowa sportscaster bob brooks waited to board with the team, he recalled his first rose bowl tririwith iowa in 1956, which he said didn't go off exactly as planned. " 2:56 we were going to have a big ceremony celebration, kind of a pep rally. well, it snowed, it sleeted and we finally wound up leaving from moline. " tonight on t-v nini news at six, wwll have more about this travel day for the hawkeyes, showing the trip is much more than just getting a football team onto a plane. christmas eve is a busy day at airports around the country, and today airlines were
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number of cancellations and delays. flights to get people to their destinations in time for the holiday. things were moving along a bit better today. "i've flown through chicago a fair amount especially coming from houston, the holidays are always busy and today is no exception, but they seem to be on top of things, things went really smoothly connecting in chicago and ssrting out in houstonon triple a predicts more than 100 million americans are traveling for the holidays. some 38 million will fly to their destinations. that's about three per cent more than last year. and this, of course, is santa's biggest night of the year. he's already delivering gifts overseas before heading ti the u-s and iowa later tonight. but before he left, the jolly old elf took some last minute requests from kids at dubuque's
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soraya munson "ho ho ho, merry christmas. how are you? good. are you having a good day? yes. what would you like for christmas? american girl doll stuff. that'll be nice. havavyou been a good girl? yes. great! can you keep up the good work for me? yes. i'm sure you'll find something very special under the tree christmas morning. ok. merry christmas! merry christmas to you. ho ho ho, merry christmas" santa asked us to remind you that he won't deliver presents unless you're sleeping. so, kids, you might want to get to bed a little early tonight. the "house party" after school program in cedar rapids has received a big donation to help pay for the group's new basketballt court. the moose riders from te cedar rapids moose lodge donated a check for more than five thousand
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gave a presentation to the service club about the program and what it does for kids in the area. the moose riders hgld an annual auction, and this year donated all of house party's program director says the court has been like a christmas gift. "its something special. you know we got parents, teachers, and everybody that drives by this neighborhood, and for them t tsee all the fun that the kids are having draws more kids in, and it just enhances the entire program." davis says with the unusual weather the students are happy to be able to get out and enjoy the court. now here's a look at some of
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wife... a potentially life-saving gift for her this christmas season. and it was wheels up for the hawkeyes, as they head to california to prepare for the roroe bowl against stanford. see these stories and more tonig hey! this holiday, u.s. cellular's giving you 15 gigs of ta for just $70! but i wanted a pony. [ gasps ] you're getting data. pony-sized data? u.s. cellular sized data.
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because it works in the middle of anywhere. i'd like $100! you're g gting $400 in promo cards! yes! switch to u.s. cellular and get 15 gigs of data for just $70. plus $400 in promo cards. recapping today's top stories,
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residents spent today cleaning up damage from the storms that rolled through the area last night. neighbors, friends and strangers helped one homeowner millburn road clean up her yard. strong winds ripped air conditioning units from the roof of twisters gymnastics. the storm also knocked down several power lines. let's go back to britley now for a final look at tonight's forecast. it's christmas eve and our low temperatures are expected to be well above normal, dropping into the upper 20s. a few snowflakes will be likely through the evening hours with partly cloudy skies. christmas morning we keep partly cloudy skies around before starting to see some sunshine throughout the afternoon. temperatures on christmas will again be above normal with highs in the low 40s. travel conditions into saturday morning will generally be ok. we bring in a few showers and even a few snowflakes to the northern half of the viewing area, highs are back into the 40s. thank you for joining us for kcrg-tv9 news at 5. now we go to new york for abc's world news with david muir. tonight, that tornado
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