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there are big winners coast to coast for the largest powerball jackpot ever. none here in iowa--but that doesn't mean iowans went home empty handed. two of iowa's leaders are hoping to end racial disparity in the criminal justice system. and counties in eastern iowa already have a head start. first johnson county now possibly linn county. a minimum wage increase could help thousands of people. good thursday morning! its 430 on january 14th. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... you need to get out and enjoy today. seriously. we'll have upper 30s in our northern areas, with lower and middle 40s the farther south you go. tonight, a cold front approaches with limited moisture, but may be able to squeeze out some light, scattered rain or snow. none of this should cause an issue. some scattered
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tomorrow as colder air starts to make inroads into the region with slowly falling temperatures. on saturday, temperatures will continue to fall with a powerful second surge of arctic air. this will likely generate some snow in the area on saturday night with increasing wind and dropping temperatures. wind chills on sunday morning continue to look dangerous with -25 to -35 chills common....some areas in northern iowa may experience wind chills around -40. this is dangerous for both humans and animals/pets, and you need to ensure you have adequate shelter in place. highs on sunday won't break zero. thanks kaj. three people are waking up this morning millions of dollars people from california, tennessee, and florida have all come forward with the winning tickets in the largest powerball jackpot ever. the first winner announced was in chino hills, california. that's just
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angeles. you can see here some people gathered outside the 7-11 where the ticket was sold. the winners will split a jackpot of 1 point 5 billion dollars with a cash option of 983 point 6 million. the winning numbers were 4-8-19-27-34 and powerball 10. the odds of winning last night's jackpot was about 1 in 292 point 2 million. even though no iowans had every number, there were 7 who walked away with significant prizes. one person won 2 million dollars. they matched the first 5 numbers, missed the powerball, but added a power play. 6 other iowans were one number away from the jackpot matching 4 of the first 5 numbers and missing the powerball. 3 of those people won 100 thousand dollars and the other 3 won 50 thousand dollars. iowa lottery players bought more than 224 thousand powerball plays. eastern iowa businesses are seeing the benefits. this is video from inside the first avenue hy-vee
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businesses in iowa get 12 cents for every ticket they sell. lottery players in iowa bought more than 12 million dollars in tickets for last night's drawing. a portion of that will go to the state's general fund and the iowa veterans fund. "when racial disparity and all of its causes are eliminated justice will be achieved...applau se woo applause" the chief justice of the iowa supreme court wants to end racial disparities among iowans who are incarcerated. last year, chief justice cady said iowa incarcerated nine-point- four percent of the state's african american men. he said that was the third highest percentage in the u-s. linn, johnson and scott counties are working with georgetown university on juvenile court pilot programs to eliminate racial disparity. kcrg-tv9's jill kasparie reports on the johnson
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nats of dancing it's not hard to find happy kids at the dream center. "here at the dream center we have homework support, we have mentoring, we have a performing arts academy. " frederick newell, who started the non-profit, says it's all about education and giving youth more opportunities. "we are creating programs here that kind of help with making sure people don't get involved in the system." his organization isn't the only one striving to help kids. the ladders program is a team effort in johnson county that includes law enforcement, the school district, the juvenile court system and the county. it focuses on the offense of disorderly conduct, which often comes with fighting. instead of getting charged - kids go through the program, which includes a mental health evaluation, community service and a writing assignment to think about their actions. "so hopefully the goal is to modify that behavior so we don't see those juveniles again and at the end to keep them from committing offenses that would get them incarcerated as an adult. " just this week the iowa city
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include another charge - fifth degree theft - in hopes of keeping even more youth out of the system. "7:59:16 i don't know if we'll ever solve the disparity, but i definitely think we can make it better." newell says ladders is a good step, but says more more needs to be done. "8:20:30- i just felt like if somebody would hold onto them and tell them what their potential is then maybe that in themselves, a change in mindset would help our youth not to get into things that would lead them into a system like the criminal justice system." tv-9's jill kasparie with that story. iowa city police say if students already have a prior criminal offense on their record or if they've been through ladders, they will get charged with those two crimes. the chief justice says the johnson county pilot project has reduced the number of school referrals to juvenile court by 61-percent. as we mentioned one of those programs trying to eliminate racial disparity is in linn county. the cedar rapids school
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juvenile courts, and big brothers big sisters rolled that one out this school year. they're focusing on finding 25 mentors for african american children who could face a troubled future. "right now we have five active matches meeting out in the community doing things together. the majority of them got matched in november or december so we haven't had quite enough time to see what difference that has made, but we are hearing positive things." school leaders refer students to big brothers, big sisters based on their absences, grades and other patterns of concern. o'brien-may says the idea is for the students to work with mentors to interrupt that pattern and turn things around. also, during his state of the judiciary, chief justice cady pointed out another key problem to work on in iowa. he says human trafficking is a serious problem in iowa and we need to address it. he says we need a coordinated effort to identify the victims to provide them with the
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seeking more than 190 million dollars in funding for this fiscal year. family and friends in eastern iowa are mourning the loss of man who was killed during an attempted robbery in memphis, tennessee. police say 48-year-old lonnie ludvigson died from a gunshot wound saturday afternoon. they believe someone shot and killed ludvigson while trying to rob him. his obituary says ludvigson was a trucker for an internet site. he graduated from edgewood colesburg high school and served overseas as part of a medical unit in the u-s army. a judge has set a 1 million dollar bond for a hampton man charged with first degree murder in the death of his girlfriend. according to the waterloo cedar falls courier, 61 year old ronald rand allegedly fatally shot his girlfriend on december 13th. police say rand killed 51-year-old michelle key of waterloo at his home. a trial date has not been set. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. two cedar rapids police officers will not be charged for their involvement in a deadly
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police stopped a truck on ravenwood terrace northwest that night. they suspected the people inside were involved in a meth deal. one man in the truck, 21- year-old jonathan gossman, tried to run away. a police chase led to officers shooting gossman, who police say had pointed a gun at them. gossman died at the scene. the linn county attorney says officers lucas jones and bryson garringer were justified in shooting. as you get going this morning, you can start your day with a cup of coffee and a conversation with a cedar rapids police officer. everyone is invited to come and talk about community issues and build relationships in a neutral space. the coffee with a cop event will be at brewed awakenings on 1st avenue southeast. it will be from 9 to 11 this morning. some eastern iowa non- profits are receiving thousands of dollars in grant money to encourage volunteering. the iowa commission on volunteer service oversees the "volunteer generation fund." the fund is distributing 99-thousand dollars.... .... to five non- profit
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one of those is united way of the dubuque area it's receiving 35-thousand dollars to help support volunteers. the organization says even though volunteers work for free, it still costs money to run the place. some non profits pay for meals and transportatio n, or they reward volunteers with small gifts. these organizations also need money to help recruit and train new volunteers. "putting out ads or getting people engaged sometimes does cost some money to do that. so there is a cost involved. " the united way of dubuque says it will use some of the money to hire a part time employee to help connect volunteers to the charities that need help. minimum wage workers in linn county could get pay raise. linn county supervisors listened to some facts and figures yesterday about what a minimum wage hike would look like in the county. last fall, johnson county supervisors passed a three-step increase. some smaller communities voted to opt out. but linn county supervisors plan to go slow and gauge interest to avoid
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controversey. "that's what i want to avoid i want it to be something that builds and a consensus decision." supervisors expect to form a group of business owners, workers and community representativ es to look at the issues of a higher county minimum wage. one recent report found more than 18-thousand linn county workers would directly benefit from a higher minimum wage. applying to college can be stressful with all the paperwork to fill out. now more iowa students are using a program to help them do just that. over 35-hundred seniors at 78 high schools participated in iowa college aid's "college application campaign" last year. it's a program to increase the number of first generation students and students from low income families who go to college. the number of students involved jumped 36 percent last year. that's the largest increase for the program so far. a survey shows about 23 percent of students said they wouldn't have applied to colleges if not for this
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today, students at indian creek elementary school are raising money with a few fancy steps. they are participating in a mini dance marathon at 6 o'clock tonight. the money raised will go the university of iowa dance marathon. this is video from last year's dance marathon at u-i. the elementary students at indian creek hope to raise 4 thousand dollars tonight by bringing in coins, buying t-shirts, and asking family and friends to donate. the university of iowa dance marathon money benefits children with cancer. finally after the powerball jackpot built up to a record amount, we have a winner. actually make that winners. officials say people in california, florida, and tennessee drew the lucky numbers. but right now, here's a look at
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opening farm markets. good morning! it's ---. you need to get out and enjoy
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we'll have upper 30s in our northern areas, with lower and middle 40s the farther south you go. tonight, a cold front approaches with limited moisture, but may be able to squeeze out some light, scattered rain or snow. none of this should cause an issue. some scattered flurries are possible tomorrow as colder air starts to make inroads into the region with slowly falling temperatures. on saturday, temperatures will continue to fall with a powerful second surge of arctic air. this will likely generate some snow in the area on saturday night with increasing wind and dropping temperatures. wind chills on sunday morning continue to look dangerous with -25 to -35 chills
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northern iowa may experience wind chills around -40. this is dangerous for both humans and animals/pets, and you need to ensure you have adequate shelter in place. highs on sunday won't break zero. thanks kaj. you need to get out and enjoy today. seriously. we'll have upper 30s in our northern areas, with lower and middle 40s the farther south you go. tonight, a cold front approaches with limited moisture, but may be able to squeeze out some light, scattered rain or snow. none of this should cause an issue. some scattered flurries are possible tomorrow as colder air starts to make inroads into the region with slowly falling temperatures. on saturday,
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to fall with a powerful second surge of arctic air. this will likely generate some snow in the area on saturday night with increasing wind and dropping temperatures. wind chills on sunday morning continue to look dangerous with -25 to -35 chills common....some areas in northern iowa may experience wind chills around -40. this is dangerous for both humans and animals/pets, and you need to ensure you have adequate shelter in place. highs on sunday won't break zero.
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football fans watching the seahawks-panthers game on sunday won't be short of food. a new mammoth sized sandwich is being constructed for the big game. more on that coming up on today's america's
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winning powerball ticket holders in california, tennessee and florida will split the nearly one point six billion dollar jackpot.
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the southern california 7-11 where one person bought a winning ticket. abc's lauren lyster has more from the lucky store in chino hills. wspowerballdrawingwed nats 'can you believe it america, a world record jackpot coming to you right now' or 'tonight's jackpot is approaching $1.6 billion dollars' it was the more than billion dollar moment people across the u-s were waiting for?and that moment undoubtedly changing the life of the lucky powerball players who bought one of the winning tickets here - at this chino hills, california 7-eleven...crow ds of people showing up last night after it was revealed sot: "it's almost like we won, even though we didn't cause our community won" call it a sign of powerball fever sweeping the nation -- tickets ahead of the drawing selling at a frenetic pace of 1.3 million dollars a minute during rush hourmos: the winner, the winner. this is the winner. drawing long lines? inspiring people to cross state borders - from powerball- free nevada into californiasot -- we're all
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to the moon. crossing national borders in the case of canadians like this...karla pkg wspowerball wedpkg3 - canadian traveling to u.s. to buy tickets: "everyone's got the fever" more than 300 million tickets sold wednesday-- that's almost one for every person in this countrynat - lottery ticket printing/etc for a prize, that got too big to even fit on billboards. but the cash value does come close -- lottery officials reporting it comes out to $983.5 million. tag: the california winner who bought his or her ticket here will split the jackpot with any winners in other states ... a california lottery spokesperson saying there are two others that we know of... in florida and tennessee. lauren lyster, abc news, chino hills. now for a quick check on your
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meteorologist kaj o'mara.
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you need to get out and enjoy today. seriously. we'll have upper 30s in our northern areas, with lower and middle 40s the farther south you go. tonight, a cold front approaches with limited moisture, but may be able to squeeze out some light, scattered rain or snow. none of this should cause an issue. some scattered flurries are possible tomorrow as colder air starts to make inroads into the region with slowly falling temperatures. on saturday, temperatures will continue to fall with a powerful second surge of arctic air. this will likely generate some snow in the area on saturday night with increasing wind and dropping temperatures. wind chills on sunday morning continue to look dangerous with -25 to -35 chills common....some areas in northern
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around -40. this is dangerous good morning. topping "america's money" -- the ongoing slump for stocks. >> the dow starts the trading day down 365 points. s&p 500 and nasdaq were off, too. >> since the start of the year, the average 401(k) plan has lost $4,000. u.s. airlines are soaring. they had nearly $18 billion in profits. >> nose diving fuel prices are part of the reason. so are the fees. get a load of this cholesterol delight. >> because the 15 and 1 burger is a load. that six-inch beef patty smothered in pulled pork, cheese, bacon, and friday onions. >> it will be sold on sunday, at the panthers-seahawks game. the price?
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