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crewswsre working this mornrng to get the roads clear of snow for your morning commute. meteorologist chris havely joins us this morning from the mobile weather lab. chris, oking this morning? the plows are out and roads are looking pretty decent out here. the maidrags are all plowed and pretty clear for drivers this morning, especially around the terstates. side and residential streets may still be take it slow this morning, give yourself plenty of room betweeeecars and you'll be fine getting to where you need to go. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara
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alert forecast, kaj... we'll start off the day with lingering snow showers and flurries, though most of the day will stay cloudy. temperatures will not go anywhere, than to fresh snow the area, and should remain in the 20s the entire day. another area of low pressure looks to spread snow across the area early tomorrow with amounts of tr-2" common. again, that could lead to sli driving, especially in the morning hours. we'll stay quiet as 2015 comes to a close, with 2020 starting off cold.
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some community centers and daycares are opening back up this morning after being closed due to the winter storm. but yesterday we didn't see as m!ny cancellations because schools are on nter break. that meant there werereewer drivers on n e road trying to get kids to and from school. one d-o-t supervisor said that made a noticeable difference when it came to clearing snow and ice off the highways. with less traffic to
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it also helped that the temperature stayed around 30 degrees--ice marials worked better. "with the temperatures holding around that 30 degree mama...as soon as this precipitation lets up it'll let that material work that much quicker and it'll take us a lot less rounds to get it cleaned up." a number eastern iowa communities have declared snow emergencies through midday. that means you should stay off the marked snow routes so pls can get through. it's been a slow winter for businesses that depend on snow and ice. that's because of the unusually mild weather we've had. that all changed yesterday. tv-9's brady smit visited one store in cedar rapids where the storm blew in some big business. it's a tale of two winters: last year, a polar blast. this year, the polar opposite, except the one november snowfall. "it was pretty early last year, with a lot of snowfall right away."that is, until m mday's storm rolled in. ben burns had a lot of people coming into the sled shed to get their snowblowers serviced.
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warm weather. "it slowed way down for us; the repair line for us is pretty small." burns says stale fuel has been a common issue. but many other customers were coming in to buy brand new machines, and that had him assembling more of them to fill in gapon their showroom floor. "it seemsike we just end up with a lot of people that are not reaea." ron conrad says s his store is ready. "a lot of shovels, a lot of sand, salt in particular, we have a large supply of salt available for our customers." their shelves are still fully-stocked with shovels and ice melt despite an overnight rush, because peoeoe simply hadn't beenenuying any earlier this month. "with the warm weather, business has really been lax." the only thing they are running short on is traction sand, which they plan to re-stock later this week. "customers usually wait until the last minute, just like christmas." this storm may be an even bigger moneymaker for sudz express, ere the wash bay have b bn emptier than they usually are this time of year. "we normally run 150, 200 cars a day, and a lot of days we were getting 50 or 60 cars when the weather was nice and nobody was washing cars then."but with all this new salt and slush on the streets, that's likely to
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"we'll probably get up into the 300's if it warms up a little bit." workers at sudz say they expect to be busy today and the rest of this week. they anticipate many are eager to wash salty grime off their cars. this storm means snow removal companiesesre finally back in business after weeks of no snow in most of eastern iowa. one of them is dubuque lawn and snow. that business considers about 12 large snow events to be a normal winter. and yesterday's storm means they're getting a chance to give their equipment a workout. "today wasn't too bad, we started around 8am, the snow didn't start until a little later this morning but with the weather forecast we'll be busy all through the night and will go well into
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things get wrapped up." other commercial sn removal businesses say they'll keep working until they've cleared parking lots and driveways. this entire storm system is now showing up on the east coast today late last nig, snow started falling in buffalo, new york. plows were already working on the roads preparing for the first major snow this winter. trucks also started treating the roads and stock piling lt. meteorologists say the northeast could see aaut 7-12 inches of f ow today. one western illinois man is counting himself lucky after a storm almost caused him to lose his house. the heavy ice and wind ripped through cambridge, illinois yesterday. tim sullivan woke up without power, and then heard a loud snap. a tree broke into three sections, hitting the house, the garage and nearly hitting a car in the drive way. when he heard the bang, sullivan ran outside and saw what happened with the tree.
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in the house, but it couldve been a whole lot worse. it c/uldve punched holes in the side of the house. " sullivan says that he won't go into the damaged garage until the branch is removed, just to be safe. he says he will not know the full extent of the damage u uil crews are able toto come out later this week. dubuque will start cutting down ash trees in january to try to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer. 30 workers will start by taking down trees in flora park that are already in poor condition. the city discovered that the insect had infested some trees last august. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. a judge has sentenced one of the prison workers at the anamosa state penitentiary. 29-year-old ethan darrow will spend 17 months in prison on a federal charge of being a a ug user in possession of a firearm. three other former guards have pleaded guilty to charges ranging from extortion to using drugs
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a judge has delayed the trial for a former iowa lottery security director who allegedly tried to fix jackpots in several ates. eddie tipton's trial was susuosed to start january sixth in des moines. but his attorney asked for a delay, and a judge set a new trial date in july. prosecutors say tipton fixed jackpots in several states, andndhen tried to collect prizes. in july, tipton was convicted of fraud for fixing a hot lotto jackpot here in iowa. the waste water facility in the city of waverly will work to clean n a major leak later this week. according to the waterloo cedar falls courier, the treatment facility spilled "stablizied liquidfied biosolids" from a storage tank on sunday night. officicls say it leaked abobo 220 thousand gallons at about 11 o'clock from a waverly detention basin. it was at a crossing at the waverly-shell rock soccer complex and in
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parking lot. the parking area will be closed until the waste is removed. cleanup operations are scheduled to start thursday and wiltake several days to complete. with just days left in 2015, many people are looking forward to the next year. but one national organization isooking at how many people in iowa benefited from their
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we'll start off the day with lingering snow showers and flurries, though
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will stay cloudy. t tperatures will not go anywhere, thanks to fresh snow in the area, and should remain in the 20s the entirereay. another area of low pressure looks to spread snow across the area early tomorrrr with amounts of tr-2" common. again, that could lead to lick driving, especicily in the morning hours. w wll stay quiet as 2015 comes to a close, with 2016 starting off cold.
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as we finish up 2015, the american red cross has lped over 2 thousand individuals. that's after almost 700 disasters in iowa. those include home fires, floods, tornadoes, and other storm damage. also, iowans have given nearly 37 thousand blood donations this year. in 2015, about 12 hundred red cross volunteers in iowa have given more than 41 thousand hours of service to those in need. beekeepers and farmers across iowa will be hearing from the u-s-d-a soon. in today's aibusiness report,
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us what the buzz is all about. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good
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good morning this is the agribusiness report. i'm david geiger. ---- the conservation reserve program turned 30 years old yesterday... in 1985.. under president ronald reagan and secretary of agriculture john blk.. c-r-r-was made for farmersrso take some land out of production to prevent erosion.. that was during the farm crisis when farmers were struggling with low crop prices.. high interest ratete. and some farm foreclosures. . the then new c-r-p program would pay farmers to take land out of production for 10 to 15 years and put it in long term conservation e.. but according t tthe u-s-d-a it's become more than just to stop erosion.. "around the nation is the creation of
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protected over 170,000 miles of streams with parian buffers and grassland strips. we've seen the sequestration of billions of tons of carbon and we've prevented over 8 billion tons&of soil from eroding." the c-r-p can actually be an income generator for farmers... who use it as a risk management strategy for their operation. ---- beekeepers and farmers across the nation will get a call from ththu-s- d-a tts month about honeyy bees. the national agricultural statistics service wants to survey information on the number and health of honey bee colonies, honey production and stocks.. as well as the cost t o farmers of pollllation services. those surveys will be used as a baseline for winter.. summer.. and total annual colony loss metrics.. as part of a national bee strategy. that same strategy is also trying to reduce honey bee losses during winter to no more than 15 percent in the next 10 years.. ----
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much.. and north h azilian weather might be to blame. "had a little bit of a rally, some short covering going on in the grains last week based off of dryness and in northern brazil. and here today just the opposite." "there is a forecast and they did get a little bit of moisture in northern brazil over the weekend. and that has spurred some selling pressure back in the market. we also did not see much fresh export business either. the energy markets are sharply lower too. and all that just overhanging the market.t.ut it's kind of typical for your holiday type trade it's very slow. it's very choppy." "hopefully we can kind of see that rip-roaring market again this week. the winter storm, the snow is not going to be as far west asas some of bulls haha wanted. but pens are still muddy, weights are still dropping. still look for this market to be a little bit supportive in here short term." "we're up a dollarara dollar and change right now, still getting that follow
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that we saw. the farrowing number being a little bit lower than expected and all of a sudden. so it looks like the herd expansion will slow down a little bit next year too. throw that in with the cold weather and a little bit of waste chopping off and we're just seeing some short covering." ---- at t e saturday sheep and goat auction in colfax there was only 25 head of sheep and 26 goats for sale during the christmas weekend.. too small a sale to get reliable averages. they'll be back again next week. ---- we'll post a video every day in the agribusiness section of kcrgrgom. you'll find it under the news tab. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3.23 oc webtease before the players can take the field, hundreds of floats take to the streets in pasendena, california. this year a couple who helps make the floats come to life for the parade of roses, wears
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we'll start off the day with lingering snow showers and flurries, though
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will stay cloudy. temperatures will not go anywhere, thanks to fresh snow in the area, and should remain in the 20s the entire day. another area of low pressure looks to spread snow across the area early tomorrow with amounts of tr-2" common. again, that could lead to slick driving, especially in the morning hours. we'll stay quiet as 2015 comes to a close, with 2016 starting
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the iowa-stanford rose bowl game isn't the only big event happening in pasedena, california on new year's day. the tournament
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hours before the big game. kcrg-tv9's scott westerberg tells us about a couple of hawkeye fans adding their personal touches to the floats. "twenty-eight of these to put together and it will look like fog when we get all done." florist cynthia sherman is a long way from her home in grinnell, but for the past six years she's spent the final week of december here, at the fiesta parade floats workshop in iiindale, california, site of some of the biggest and best floats in the tournament of roses parade. sherman along with laurel hollopeter of victor, iowa, are two of the many, many florists working g relessly between nowow and new years eve. "the behind the scenes is what's really, really amazing. people have no idea what goes into this." "i don't know how many carts of toses come in. it's unreal the amount." "when we see these flolos with nothing on them and realize we're going to make them all come to life, it's pretty exciting." while most of the people working on the floats don't have much interest in
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football game that follows the parade, hollopeter and sherman are beyond thrilled that this year they have a reason to pay attention. "i have the hat on. i have one of my shshts on." e are totally, totally excited about having iowa here. we get to go to the game which is great." even though there isn't a float specifically for iowa, hollopeter might have a trick up his sleeve for those wanting to see some black and gold. "we don't do the big ten float here at fiesta, but with my red jacket we're able to get right up to the fats and i'm going to do something hawkeye related once i get on thatt float." just 3 days left. hawkeye fans are making their way to pasedena for the rose bowl. but the winter storm put a damper on some of those plans. travelers today are crossing their fingers for good weather. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9.
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source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. the snow is out of here and now the focus is clearing the roads clear for the morning commute. we'll check in th the mobile weather lab for an update on road conditions. working around the clock. snow plows have been out all night to clear the roads. and good for business. snow storms like this one mean big sales for some eastern wa businesses. and you're looking live on our city cam this morning. a much different story today with no precipitation falling. now the focus is on cleaning up the streets around eastern iowa as people get ready to head out for the morning commute. we'll send it out to meteorologist chris havely who is live in our mobile weather lab. chris, how are the streets out there? the plows are out and roads are looking pretty decent out here. the main drags are
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plowed and pretty clear for drivers this morning, especially around the interstates. side and residential streets may still be covered. but, overall, just take it slow this morning, give yourself plenty of room between cars and you'll be fine getting to where you need to go. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara
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alert forecast, kaj... we'll start off the day with linnring snow showers and flurries, though most of the day will stay cloudy. temperatures will not go anywhere, thanks to fresh snow in the area, and should remain in the 20s0she entirereay. another area of low pressure looks to spread snow across the area early tomorrow with amounts of tr-2" common. again, that could lead to slick driving, especially in the morning hours. we'll stay quiet as 2015 comes to a close, with 2016 starting off cold.
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the city of cedar rapids is all hands on deck right now - working to remove snow before people head out this morning. the city told tv-9, the goal is to keep the main streets as clear as possible. and the temperatures yesterday made that easier. but now that it's getting g lder, it uld cause problems. a lot of streets need plowing. and the city's streets supervisor says crews will are working hard toclear streets for morning drivers. "we will have everybody in at 1 o'clock for an all plow, that includes about 95 5 aff incncding our mechanics. . will have everybody in again working the main drags, and when we can get the main getting into the residentials and the hills." emergency until noon should park on the snow emergency routes, which arar marked with signs. the city could ticket or even
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some businesses in eastern iowa are seeing a sudden boom with the recent snowfall. "that's money in our pocket. we've been waiting all winter, and it's been disappointing for us. hopefully it continues. " dubuque lawn and snow was one of the many snow removal businesses that were clearing parking lots and driveways. the business said yesterday's storm is one of about 12 large snow events that happen in a normal winter. and the sled shed in cedar rapids had a number of people who wanted servicici on their snowblowerer or even to buy a new one. the shop says some of the problems people have with their snowblowers are caused by old fuel in the machine. if you think you had it bad, driving in the snow and sleet yesterday... imagine if it was your job. kcrg-tv9's brea love tells us how hectic yesterday was for day food delivery. on a snowy afternoon when not a lot of drivers are ouou plenty of orders are coming in to milio's sandwiches. snow days are some of the busiest days for delivery drivers. "i've probably done over 26
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really busy." those 26 orders were all delivered in less than 5 hours. despite the conditions, milio's order within an hour. "if the weather gets too bad then we'll pull the drivers off the road, but until that happens were going to keep trying through." "y just have to be mor cautious with what you're doing." naomi lenoard has delivered for milios for three years, and says driving in these conditions is always the same... "really slow going like turtle." "avoiding side streets right now is a really big deal if f u can, main arterires things like that, trying to keep everybody going in the same direction instead of all over the place." leonard says she is used to the roads, and doesn't have much trouble getting around. "i trust my driving, i try and trust other peoples, you just got to be more cautious than usual, people got to
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and will gladly brace the winter storm for customers. "they don't want to go out either, and they shoulul't have to, w wre already out, we might as well." that was tv-9's brea love with that story. and we hope you'll stay with t-v nine whenever severe weather hits. you can get the latest information by downloading t t first alert weather app on google play or the apple app store. you can use the app to view the latest radar and also to get an hour by hour forecast. we now have confirmation that a woman who died in a bus crash in chicago was a university of iowa student. police say the bus driver lost control on interstate 55about 6-40 yesterday morning. the bus hit a construction sign. police say the driver told them he swerved to avoid a pickup that moved into the bus' lane. authorities say 21-year- old nicole underwood from des moines s ed in the crash. four people also had non life-threatening injuries.
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fingers for a better day today, after weather forced airlines to cancel thousands of flights across the u- - s. and those using the eastern iowa airport are no exception. airlines cancelled 14- hundred flights and delayed an additional 26- hundred, according to the flight-tracking service flightaware. some of those people affected by the cancellations were heading out to pasendena, california for the rose bowl. we caught up with some travelers who had a busy day of trying to figure out how to get to their r nal destinations. "we're just hoping things would work out, and that we end up in la tonight by about eight or nine o'clock la time.butt together 12:45:39 it's all worth it for the hawkeyes. 12:45:40 " "we planned a trip to sydney, australia and our flight was cancelled thisisfternoon and we can't get out of cedar rapids until january 1. so now we have to drive down to dallas-fort worth and get to sydney that way. " half of the cancellations were at chicago's two main airports. many of the other
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internatatnal airport. that area saw several tornadoes touch down on saturday. even more hawkeye fans going to the rose bowl will be flying out of cedar rapids today. 13 public charter flights are scheduled to depart today. there is one more charter flight leaving tomorrow. the eastern iowa airport expects to see at least 3 thousand people travel through the airport for the rose bowl. presidential candidates are back on schedule to campaign in iowa today, after the winter storm canceled some of their events. republican presidential candidate chris christie willlle in eastern iowa totoy. he will be in muscatine at 8:30 this morning. then the new jersey governor will meet with voters in iowa city at 11:30. finally, christie will stop in cedar rapids for a town hall event at 5:30 p-m. florida senator r rco rubio will be criss- crossing the state today. this is the start of his "out with the old, in with the new" bus tour across iowa. rubio plans to talk to voters in clinton at noon. then, he will be in waterloo at 3 o'clock. and rubio will end his day in
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while many eastern iowans struggled with the snow, some are happy to finally have some. skiers and snowboarder s were at sundown mountain resort in dubuque yesterday. the resort says it has about a third of its 21 runs are open right now. it hopes to open more later this week. and all those skiers are thankful for this round of snow. "when we first arrived here in iowa, there was no snow and my son was kind of disappointed, but now that it kind of came, he's really really happy. " "because it gives me more air and i love air, that makes me go even faster...i just love going fast " sundownwnountain resort openene for the season just last week because it finally got cold enough. yesterday was a good day to stay inside and maybe cash in on some online after-christmas sales. holiday shoppingngumbers are in nd they are hitting big marks thanks to
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we'll start off the day with lingering snow showers ananflurries, though most of the day will stay cloudy. temperatures will not go anywhere, thanks to fresh snow in the area, and should remain in the 20s the entire day. another area of low pressure looks to spread snow across the area early tomorrow with amounts tr-2" common. again, that could lead to slick driving, especially in the morning hours. we'll stay quiet as 2015 comes to a close, with 2016 starting
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the stats are out for the hottttt vehicle of 20- 15. and this brand definitely would have been helpful when trying to get around town yesterday. stay with your 24 ur
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declines in energy and mining companies and the dipping price of oil forced stocks lower yesterday. and american's spent more thth holiday season thanan to online shopping. the mastercard spending pulse report says overall holiday spending rose seven point nine percent from last year. online shopping rose 20 percent. brick and mortarartores saw a 10 point four percent decline in sales between thanksgiving and christmas. fiat chrysler's jeep is ending 20-15 as the hottest vehicle brand. according to the wall street journal, deliveries of jeeps to
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months of this year rose 57 percent over the same period a year ago. selling cars to rental firms can also decrease resale values and potentially cheapen a brand's image. and amazon says it added three million members to its prime subscription service during the third week of december. the new wave of memeers brings the total number to "tens of millions" according to amazon. prime membership offers free two-day shipping on most items, access to amazon video and amazon's music streaming service. it's here's a live look at our mobile weather lab.
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we'll start off the day with lingering snow showers and flurries, though most of the day will stay cloudy. temperatures will not go anywhere, thanks to fresh snow w the area, and should remain in the 20s the entire day. another area of low pressure looks to spread snow across the area early tomorrow with amounts of tr-2" common. again, that could lead to slick driving,
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stay quiet as 2015 comes to a cold. thanks kajaj
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here's a look at today's top stories... with the snow out of the forecast, the focus is now on the streets. this is a look at highway 30 in our mobile weather lab. plows have been working all night to clear the roads. it will still be slick out there, so take it slow and give yourself plenty of time and space betwewe cars.
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... for the past two years, we saw big man carl davis plug up the middle on the defensive line. scott saville joins us live from pasadena. scott, we've seen that the d-line didn't take a huge hit when davis left for the nfl. one of the unsung heroes on this iowa defense has been nose tackle jaleel johnson. he has 5.5 tackles for a loss this season
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even more importantly he blows up plays on a regular basis. "it just comes down to basic fundamentals; proper nd placement, low pad levels and that leads to plays like that." "big guy that can move like that and be violent. he does a great job of disrupting. even in passing plays heheeally takes up a couple of guys. as long as he's not getting up field, we'll be in good shape." "he blows the guys up the way he's been doing it. it just reads on the back end that much easier." johnson plays wh a real anger and mean streak it is sometetng that comes easy to him. "my family's full of mean people. it was just handed down. my grandfather was rally mean person. my father's a mean person, so i guess that's where it came from." jaleel has enjoyed his time in cali. the best part has been the eating at disney and the beef bowl. "i had some funnel cake. and a few hot dogs. that was the fun p pt. they had some good prime rib, some
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some good apple pie too. i love apple pie." as much fun as the eating has been he might have to pay ff it later if he gains to much weight. "it's a weight thing that coach doyle has us doing. if i go over that weight, that's more conditioning for me that t don't want to do." "what can't you weigh more?" "i can't weigh more than 307. i'm at 305 right now." ... basketball news, iowa state's deonte burton was week today. he scored 12 points on 5- of-6 shooting in the cyclones win against cincinnati on tuesday. iowa state hosts coppin state for their final non- conference game on wednesdada ... iowa women's basketball star ally disterhoft was named to the big ten player of the week honor roll for the 2nd time this season. she tallied 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the hawkeyes win o or drake on tuesday. bluder's bunch opens up big ten play on thursday at nebraska. ... linn-mar grad marcus paige
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court as the tar heels hopted north carolina greensboro ... tata heels in transition, marcus stops, fires a three and hits the target... tar heels go up 5-2 ... marcus was on the attack tonight... he splits the d, and hits the circuis layup... next tar heels possession, marcus with the hustst and goes high off the glass for two more... he finished with 14 points, tar heels win 96-63 ... back to college footbalal, the quick lane bowl l tween minnesota and central michigan ... 2nd quarter, mitch leidner throws a strike to kj maye for the touchdown... gophers led 10-7 at halftime ... 4th quarter, cetral michigan down six... look at romello ross... keeps his feet moving and powers his way into the end zone... central michigan takes a 14-13 lead ... gophers respond... leidner with the keeper... big hole up the middle and he scampers in for the go- ahead touchdown... gophers win 21-14
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moved to tomorrow night at 6:30.
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you're looking live on our city cam. it lks a lot different than it did this time yesterday. it's december 29th and here's what you need to know today. now the focus is on clearing the streets for the morning commute. we'll check in with the mobile weather lab for updates on road conditions. d-o-t workers have been working through the night to clear off the roads. they say less traffic this time of year has made it a faster process. the big snow storm is giving people the chance to use their snowblowers. and businesses selling shools, salt and sand are seeing a lot of business. the same storm that brought us the snow is also bringing heavy flooding and delaying flights acrcrs the country.
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