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saturday morning news. good morning and thanks for joining us. we begin with first alert storm team meteorologis t britley ritz. low clouds are oozing their way south today, which will keep us in pretty gray skies. temperatures will climb to the middle 20s. some partial clearing is possible late tonight, followed by a fair bit of sunshine for monday. it'll still be chilly, the middle 20s. clouds increase on wednesday, but so do our temperatures. we have the chance of a rain/snow mix thursday and friday. at this point, precipitation amounts don't look particularly heavy, but there'll be enough around to slow us down every so often.today: mostly cloudy high: 22-28 winds: nw 10-15 alo: 23 dbq: 24 iow: 26 thanks britley. just four days ago people
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airman killed by a suicide bombing in afghanistan. staff sergeant joseph lemm was also a new york city police detective. lemm is being remembered in eastern iowa for his service to his country, and his ties to dubuque. staff sergeant lemm grew up in dubuque, before attending high school in nebraska. this is video from wednesday morning in new york city as fellow officers, family, and friends remembered lemm at his funeral inside 9's dubuque bureau chief katie wiedemann met lemm's family as they returned home. on friday afternoon joe lemm's cousin put out a request for people to greet
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airport. 24 hours later, they were surprised with the number friends family and strangers who showed up to honor the fallen solider. as the private plane touched down on the cold dubuque runway, there was a warm welcome inside the airport as lemm's mother, shirley and his father chuck arrived back home. "it's breath taking and it's such and honor for people to come for him for his respect. " complete silence filled the crowded terminal as police officers and military veterans
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"their son didn't die in vain. there are people there who love him who didn't even know him. " lemm was a 15-year veteran of police department, and he also guard. "he was a giant of a guy. he was six foot six. big broad and very handsome. he was an unbelievable his country. " but he was a also a husband father, and a son. a genuine good guy who leaves behind a big family here in iowa. "i can hear him say, 'what's the big deal?' i am just me." " for this family and everyone here, it's a big loss. shirley lemm says joe's wife and children in new york are trying to adjust to life without him. she says they are all humbled the support both in new york and here in iowa. in dubuque katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 news a veterans group in waterloo is trying to make sure service members returning from deployment are being cared for. the black hawk county veterans affairs commission starts a campaign next month to reach out to veterans on college campuses. the waterloo- cedar falls courier reports the group is starting what it calls 'lunch and learns' for student veterans
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community college, upper iowa, and kaplan university. the commission wants to inform them about veterans services available in the area. the five sullivan brothers are remembered in waterloo as the 5 young men who died serving in the pacific in 1942. the widow of the youngest sullivan brother, albert sullivan, passed away on friday. the family of katherine mcfarland tells tv-9 she died peacefully at her cedar falls nursing home at age 93. katherine and albert married in 1940. a japanese submarine attacked the u-s-s juneau in november 1942, killing 683 men, including albert and his 4 older brothers - george, francis, joseph and madison. albert sullivan is seen here in this picture -- in the middle -- of the five brothers. katherine mcfarland later remarried and lived the next 7 decades close to her hometown of waterloo. her family tells us
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celebration is planned for next saturday, from 2 to 4 p-m at the sullivan brothers vfw post 16-23 on commercial avenue. a former u-s senator known for defending president bill clinton during his impeachment trial, has died. "and they're doing that to try and avoid a war. former arkansas governor dale bumpers passed away at age 90. bumpers' son says he died at his little rock home, after suffering from alzheimer's disease and a broken hip. the democratic governor served from 1971 to 1975, before being elected to the senate. bumpers is survived by his wife betty, and three children. congress will return to work monday after their holiday recess. one early order of business will likely be a move to repeal president obama's health care law. the legislation is expected to pass both the republican-controlled house and senate and
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desk. this is a symbolic move, however, as president obama says he will veto the measure. president obama is also expected to take executive action on gun control, as he returns from vacation in hawaii. the measure is supposed to close loopholes surrounding background checks for firearms buyers and sellers. the order could also give money to police departments to enforce gun laws. gun control advocates expect president obama to announce details during his annual state of the union address on january 12th. president obama has declared a state of emergency for missouri, as parts of the state deal with devastating flooding. while some of the flooding moves south along the mississippi river, areas outside st. louis are just starting to dry out. this is from eureka, a suburb 30 miles southwest of the
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people were able to return to their homes when the evacuated. dumpsters were overflowing as families in this neighborhood started the cleanup process. governor jay nixon says the severity of the flooding is hard to believe. " i mean, when you're seeing 55 close, seeing a house that's floated, a full house that's floated into the highway 30 bridge and blowing up, it's almost as if you're living on some other planet. " governor nixon asked the president for the disaster declaration. the move authorizes fema to coordinate relief efforts. at least 22 people have died from the flooding in missouri, and in illinois. members of the iowa national guard are near st. louis, helping with water purification. tv-9's brea love will report from missouri today, about how iowans are helping our neighbors to the south. you can catch that story
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flying can be relaxing experience for many people. but not so for passengers on a flight headed to london, after they spot something creepy and crawly!
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which will keep us in pretty gray skies. temperatures will climb to the middle 20s. some partial clearing is possible late tonight, followed by a fair bit of sunshine for monday. it'll still be chilly, though, with highs remaining in the middle 20s. we're back around 30 on tuesday. clouds increase on wednesday, but so do our temperatures. we have the chance of a rain/snow mix thursday and friday. at this point,
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look particularly heavy, but there'll be enough around to slow us down every so often. today: mostly cloudy high: 22-28 winds: nw 10-15 alo: 23 dbq: 24 iow: 26 tonight: some clearing late low: 11-17 winds: nw 5-10 alo: 13 dbq: 15 iow: 16 tomorrow: mostly sunny high: 22-28 winds: n se 5-10 alo: 25 dbq: 24 iow: 26tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 10-16 winds: s 5-15 alo: 12 dbq: 11 iow: 14 tuesday: partly cloudy high: 30 - low: 13 wednesday: mostly cloudy high: 33 - low: 20 thursday: chance of rain/snow high: 35 - low: 28 friday: chance of rain/snow high: 36 - low: 30 saturday: chance of snow high: 29 - low: 25 sunday: partly cloudy high: 22 - low: 16
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say goodbye to overused phrases! one university tries to create change in the new year!
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... the iowa men's basketball team took care of number one michigan state on tuesday to open big ten play. the tough scheduled continued today with a road game at 14th ranked purdue. ... iowa hasn't won at west lafayette since 2006 ... cedar rapids native jarrod uthoff was pretty much iowa's offense in the first half... he gets the block, hawkeyes in transition... uthoff spins and lays it in... then he comes back with the three to beat the shot
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first half ... the momentum was in purdue's favor as kendall stephens buries the three... the boilermakers led 37-20 at halftime and were up by 19 at one point ... but the hawkeyes slowly make a comeback... anthony clemmons the step back three rattles in... hawkeys down 44-35 ... they get even closer... peter jok with the steal... he takes it coast-to- coast for two of his 11 points... iowa down by 3 ... later, uthoff with the pull-away jumper... nothing but the bottom of the net... jarrod had 25... deficit is one ... then it's dom uhl with the catch and shoot three... bingo... iowa takes a 48-46 lead... purdue tied it up at 48 apiece ... then the hawkeyes retake the lead on the nicholas baer triple... that put the hawkeyes up for good as they defeat 14th ranked purdue 70-63 "a lot of coaches say this, 'i'm really proud of my guys.' i could not be more proud. i thought in the first half we got off to a good start, but we didn't the toughness both physically
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you need in this building... but the bottom line is we had 20 minutes left, and they certainly did in the second half." trt: 16 oc: "in the second half" ... the iowa state men's basketball team kicked off big 12 play tonight on the road at 3rd ranked oklahoma. ... the cyclones haven't won at oklahoma since 2012 ... georges niang was in a rhythm right away... he drives, spins and banks it in off the glass... one his signature moves ... then it's matt thomas with the long three- pointer...he had 11 points... that gives the cyclones a 26-15 lead ... that lead faded quickly... niang with the turnaround baby hook... he had 15 points in the first half... cyclones led 41-37 at the break ... 2nd half action... cyclones up one... niang lobs it up to jameel mckay who stuffs it ... deonte burton has been a huge offensive weapon since becoming eligible... on the isolation, he buries the three-pointer to put the cyclones up by five ... oklahoma tied it up at 73... watch burton go behind the back for layup... iowa state back in
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fighting... isaiah cousins spots up and hits all twine on the three... sooners up six ... iowa state fights back as niang gets a quick two.. he had 29 points... cyclones down 85-83... they'd get the ball back with 15 seconds left... niang passes to a wide open monte morris for the lead... no... oklahoma hangs on to win 87-83 ... the uni men's basketball team won its conference opener on wednesday night. the panthers traveled to southern illinois tonight. ... the salukis were in control through most of this game led by anthony beane... he buries one three- pointer... then he comes right back with another... he finished with a game- high 32 points ... the panthers were down by eight points with less than two minutes to go... they made a comeback, but came up short losing 75-73 isu women hosting oklahoma state... cyclones have lost 4 straight against the cowgirls 4th quarter, bridget carleton, no but seanna johnson
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cyclones. osu pulls within 2 on this 3 by roddricka patton. but check out the hustle by bryanna fernstrom, handles the pass, gets the bucket and the foul! isu goes up 44-40. they'd hit their free throws down the stretch. and they win their 8th in a row! 49-42 ... mount mercy men's basketball hosting dakota state ... the mustangs try to find a groove in the first half... tre wagner plays a little string music with that three- pointer... they trail by 3 ... they also work it down low... kennedy grad kyle lamaak muscles his way through for the bucket... mount mercy still down by 3 ... later in the first half... the kickout to kennedy grad ben struss who hits the trey... mount mercy trailed 42-34 at halftime, but came back to win 81-77 ... since losing the season opener, the kennedy girls basketball team has won nine straight games. ... the cougars welcomed undefeated north scott to town ... the cougars get the offense going right away... hailey dolphin with the drive and hits the floater... then
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sellers who sinks the reverse layup... nice play... kennedy up 4-0 ... later, sellers takes the ball upcourt... drives... count the basket and one... kennedy goes up 10-6... sellers had 26 points ... later, carly langhurst drills the long two- pointer... looked like it was a three... but kennedy goes on to win 52-46 ... back to college basketball, north carolina and georgia tech on kcrg 9.2 ... linn-mar grad marcus paige tries to get the tar heels back in the game... that's one way to do it by hitting a three... tar heels down six ... then it's marcus with the steal... he tip-toes along the sideline and finishes with the layup on the other end ... we've seen marcus attack the basket a lot more this year... he goes around a couple of defenders, penetrates, count it and one... marcus had 13 points in the tar heels 86-78 win ... to the ice, roughriders on the road at green bay ... the gamblers grabbed the early lead... brett gruber goes five-hole for the goal... gamblers go
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that lead in half as matt filipe goes stick side for his 12th goal of the year... riders down 2-1 ... but it was all gamblers after that... they scored 8 unanswered goals... matt berkovitz buries the rebound... green bay wins 10-1 thanks josh.
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which will keep us in pretty gray skies. temperatures will climb to the middle 20s. some partial clearing is possible late tonight, followed by a fair bit of sunshine for monday. it'll still be chilly, though, with highs remaining in the middle 20s. we're back around 30 on tuesday. clouds increase on wednesday, but so do our temperatures. we have the chance of a rain/snow mix thursday and friday. at this point,
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look particularly heavy, but there'll be enough around to slow us down every so often.today: mostly cloudy high: 22-28 winds: nw 10-15 alo: 23 dbq: 24 iow: 26 starting the new year off right, and leaving words behind. lake superior state university has released their 41st list of words to leave behind as we head into 2016. the college creates a list containing phrases to be
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overused, misused, or in bad taste. some of those words and phrases are: break the internet, problematic, and saying "so" before a sentence begins! the university started banning words back in 1976, they receive thousands of submissions each year. it's not every day a plane turns back to the runway. but in india, they had a pretty good reason to! it wasn't because of snakes on the plane, but because of a rat sighting. on new years day, an air india flight was forced to turn back to mumbai after a scheduled flight to london. a passenger claimed they noticed a small critter,
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but it turned out after an airplane search, the airline said they couldn't find anything. the airline says rats can chew through mechanical wires, so out of precaution they grounded the 240 passenger flight. cancer in the heart.... one eastern iowa man is in the battle for his life, and his friends and family are working to cover his medical and travel costs.
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kcrg-tv9. is waking up with kcrg-tv9 it's here's what you need to know today. a new years day shooting ends with suspects in custody. now, waterloo police are releasing audio files detailing those arrests. one eastern iowa man is getting help from friends and family to beat a rare disease. win on the court. iowa hawkeyes have a new victory to celebrate this weekend. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is the kcrg-tv9 saturday morning news. but first, meteorologis t
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alert forecast, britley... low clouds are oozing their way south today, which will keep us in pretty gray skies. temperatures will climb to the middle 20s. some partial clearing is possible late tonight, followed by a fair bit of sunshine for monday. it'll still be chilly, though, with highs remaining in the middle 20s. we're back around 30 on tuesday. clouds increase on wednesday, but so do our temperatures. we have the chance of a rain/snow mix thursday and friday. at this point, precipitation amounts don't look particularly heavy, but there'll be every so often.today: mostly cloudy high: 22-28 winds: nw 10-15 alo: 23 dbq: 24 iow: 26 thanks britley. audio files reveal new details
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to arrest three people, after a shooting in downtown waterloo on new year's day. "shots fired right at 319. all units, shots fired club 319.
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system at gunpoint. the quad city times reports 19-year-old adrian lard met someone at an auto parts store in davenport in november last year. the victim had agreed to sell a playstation 4 to lard. but police say lard showed the victim a gun and then took the playstation. police arrested lard on thursday. he's in the scott county jail on a $25,000 bond. less than a year ago, a similar situation happened in iowa city. police say a marengo man went to buy a toy car from another man in the downtown area in february 2015. they say dylan phillips hit the victim with a gun during that meeting. several law enforcement agencies later recommended that people meet in public places when making online sales. the memory of a 21 year old college student killed in a bus crash will live on at the university of iowa. friends and family of nicole underwood have set up a scholarship fund in her name. underwood was studying social
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track to graduate in may. she planned to continue her education and attend graduate school. underwood was traveling to chicago to celebrate new year's eve with friends and her boyfriend when the accident happened on monday morning. the scholarship fund has already raised more than 5- thousand dollars in the four days it's been up. the scholarship will award one student in the human services department with 10- thousand dollars to put toward their tuition. we've put a link to the go-fund-me page under this story on kcrg dot com. rob sheehan is only 31 -- and should be in the prime of his life -- but he is dealing with an extremely rare form of cancer of the heart. doctors in houston are treating sheehan for cardiac angio sarcoma. it's caused him to miss lots of work as he travels back and forth between dubuque and texas for medical care. friends and family held a benefit and auction to help raise money for the sheehan family. the family is also
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expenses, and the inability to pay monthly bills as they fight to save rob's life. "the first line of defense is prayers. secondly to that is gas cards and grocery cards. " that benefit included carnival games, kids activities and a silent auction. the iowa state patrol is helping a hancock county family pay for travel and medical expenses for a 5-year-old boy. cohen smith of garner has gone through 6 rounds of chemotherapy at mayo clinic in rochester, minnesota. the mason city globe gazette reports the state patrol trooper's union brought a 5-hundred dollar check to the smith family this week. that money will help pay for the drive to and from rochester every other week. cohen's family also set up a go-fund-me page to help with medical costs. as of about 8 o' clock last night, the page had raised about 10-thousand dollars. cohen is currently in remission, but still has 2
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the turn of the new year always brings with it resolutions for better personal health. at the helen g. nassif ymca in downtown cedar rapids, they recognize the influx of people and families trying to be more active and engaged in their fitness. " it's our mission here at the y to make sure that people who do get the memberships do use them. " sillman added they offer hundreds of classes to keep people coming back to get fit. she also says the ymca offers income-based pricing to make memberships more affordable. hawkeye fans are still shaking off a tough loss in the rose bowl this weekend, but the basketball team brought home a win. they took on the purdue boilermakers. purdue maintained a lead for the majority of the game. they ended the first half
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points. going into the second half, iowa begins to make some moves. in a last-minute rally, iowa grabs the lead. iowa nabs their first win at purdue since 2006. final score: 70-to-63. conflict between iran and saudi arabia is brewing in the middle east... and one presidential candidate is taking advantage of the situation, and placing the blame on his contender. stay with tv9. it's ---. meteorologist britley ritz joins
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low clouds are oozing their way south today, which will keep us in pretty gray skies. temperatures will climb to the middle 20s. some partial clearing is possible late tonight, followed by a fair bit of sunshine for monday. it'll still be chilly, though, with highs remaining in the middle 20s. we're back around 30 on tuesday. clouds increase on wednesday, but so do our temperatures. we have the chance of a rain/snow mix thursday and friday. at this point, precipitation amounts don't look particularly heavy, but there'll be enough around to slow us down every so often.today: mostly cloudy high: 22-28 winds: nw 10-15 alo: 23 dbq: 24 iow: 26
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low: 11-17 winds: nw 5-10 alo: 13 dbq: 15 iow: 16 tomorrow: mostly sunny high: 22-28 winds: n se 5-10 alo: 25 dbq: 24 iow: 26tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 10-16 winds: s 5-15 alo: 12 dbq: 11 iow: 14 tuesday: partly cloudy high: 30 - low: 13 wednesday: mostly cloudy high: 33 - low: 20 thursday: chance of rain/snow high: 35 - low: 28 friday: chance of rain/snow high: 36 - low: 30 saturday: chance of snow high: 29 - low: 25 sunday: partly cloudy high: 22 - low: 16 thanks britley. a call for emergency!
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a call for emergency! midwestern states are reeling from devastating flooding. stay with your 24 hour news
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"divine revenge" against saudi arabia. this just one day after saudi officials announced the execution of 47 people, including a prominent shiite cleric. officials in saudi arabia say they killed sheikh nimr al-nimr because he committed terrorism against civilians. al-nimr was notorious for criticizing the saudi royal family. at one point, he'd been charged with inciting sectarian strife and sedition.
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the saudi embassy in tehran, leading to the arrests of 40 people. the u-s is calling on saudi arabia to respect human rights, and to practice fair judicial proceedings. the conflict between saudi arabia and iran is translating to political jabs for republican front-runner donald trump. the presidential candidate said iran wants to take over saudi arabia and take their oil. but these comments about iran only led to trump attacking hillary clinton and president obama, by holding them responsible for isis. "there is no country.they have a bunch of dishonest people they've created isis. hillary clinton created isis with obama." " trump made those comments at a campaign event in biloxi, mississippi- just after he was featured in a recruitment video for a somali terrorist group. at the last democratic presidential debate, clinton said trump is
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president obama is back at the white house, after announcing plans for new gun control measures. just back from hawaii, he said he's fired up and ready to tackle unfinished business. the president just wrapped up about a two-week long vacation in his home state. yesterday he was seen spending time with his family at the hawaii zoo, before flying back to the mainland. president obama is pledging executive action to close loopholes on background checks for firearm buyers and sellers. his measure could also give money to police departments for enforcing gun laws. president obama will give his annual state of the union address on january 12th. many gun control advocates are expecting him to announce his plans during that speech. six hundred employees will return to work this week, one month after the shooting massacre at the inland regional center in san bernardino, california. on december 2nd, two isis- inspired shooters killed 14
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and injured 21 others. law enforcement killed the couple in a shootout later in the day. officials with the center say security will be tighter as employees come to work monday morning. president obama has declared a state of emergency for missouri, as parts of the state recover from devastating flooding. while some of the flooding moves south along the mississippi river, parts outside of st. louis are starting to dry out. this is from eureka, a suburb 30 miles southwest of the city. people were able to return to homes and remove items destroyed in the flood. dumpsters were overflowing as families in this neighborhood started the recovery process. governor jay nixon says the severity of this flooding is hard to believe. " i mean, when you're seeing 55 close, seeing a house that's floated, a full house that's floated into the highway 30 bridge and blowing up, it's almost as if you're living on some other planet. "
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disaster declaration. the move authorizes fema to coordinated relief efforts. at least 22 people have died from the flooding in missouri. across the mississippi river in illinois, governor bruce rauner says people in southern parts of the state will likely be reimbursed for flood relief. but some people aren't pleased with current relief efforts. "i just don't understand......en d of the country " governor rauner says there have been at least nine confirmed deaths in his state as a result of the flooding. we'll take another look at your first alert
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back now to today's top stories. a dubuque family returned to iowa after saying goodbye to fallen u-s airman-staff sergeant joseph lemm. funeral services were held for him in new york city on wednesday, after he was killed during a suicide bomb attack in afghanistan. lemm grew up in dubuque before becoming a nypd police detective. president obama declared a state of emergency in missouri yesterday after flooding devastated several parts of that state.
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died there and in southern illinois. a few rivers including the mississippi have overflowed their banks and are beginning to recede. tonight at 5-30 and 10, tv-9's brea love shows us how the iowa national guard is helping with water purification. now, a final look at the forecast... low clouds are oozing their way south today, which will keep us in pretty gray skies. temperatures will climb to the middle 20s. some partial clearing is possible late tonight, followed by a fair bit of sunshine for monday. it'll still be chilly, though, with highs remaining in the middle 20s. we're back around 30 on tuesday. clouds increase on wednesday, but so do our temperatures. we have the chance of a rain/snow mix thursday and friday. at this point,
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good morning, america. new overnight -- danger downstream. devastating floodwaters surge south. >> the crest we had today was the highest crest in history. >> divers capturing incredible images. communities completely under
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