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whenever you see news, give us
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that number is 319-365-9999. you can also email pictures and video to newsroom at kcrg dot com. first, meteorologis t chris havely has your first alert forecast, chris... light snow will begin to move into western areas of the tv9 viewing area late this afternoon, and overspread the rest of eastern iowa by this evening. this will be a rather quick moving system, and should mostly wind up before midnight. snowfall totals will be a dusting around highway 20 and north, near an inch south to i 80, and 1-2 inches from i-80 south. this will be a light and fluffy snow, so accumulation s can happen rather quickly, but oveling
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we move into the rest of our work week, temperatures will be much closer to averages for this time of the year, with mid 20s for highs. we will stay quiet for the most part until our next chance for snow comes our way on monday. by then this weekend, our highs will be approaching the mid-30s! today: light snow moves in high: 10-16 winds: se 5-10 alo: 10 dbq: 12 iow: 15tonight: light snow continues low: 7-13 now less than 2 weeks before the iowa caucuses, presidential candidates are making a last-ditch grab for votes. three candidates from both parties have already campaigned in iowa this morning. businessman donald trump is in central iowa this midday. this is a live look at his campaign speech in winterset. race to win iowa in jjt a trump and texas senator ted cruz. from this stop in winterset, trumpill head to altoona to speak to people at this year's renewable fuel summit. also at the summit this afternoon will be former
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presidential candidate spoke in waverly earlier this morning. that was at the a-c-t education forum at wartburg college. she focused on education, while also trying to appeal to voters as an "outsider candidate." "hillary clinton has been on the inside of our r litical system for decades and she's made millions as so many politicians do by selling access and influence. and donald trump has made billions by buying it's called crony capitalism. " on the democratic side, bernie sanders spoke at a rally in western iowa this morning. he was at the fort opera house in fort dodge. recent polls show the vermont senator and former secretary of state hillary clinton are in a tight race in iowa. but a new n-b-c news-wall street journal poll found clinton with a commanding lead nationally. precinct volunteers are getting ready for caucus night. they were trained yesterday on what they'll be doing february 1st
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republicans will vote on small ballots with results reported to party headquarters. the democrats stand in groups to determine how many delegates each used to call in results, which led to problems in 2012. app. "microsoft developed this app, we are sharing the app between the democrats and republicans to make sure we get an accurate count this time of where the results came form - how they were spread out across the state and so forth." one person from each precinct will report the results on caucus night. they'll have to type in their cell phone number and a special code to keep the process secure. if something goes wrong, the parties say a separate call system will act as a backup to get results to des moines. polls are openenn johnson county for a special election. voters will fill a vacancy
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lisa green-douglass and chris hoffman are vying for the empty seat on the five- member board. terrence neuzil left the position for a job in kalamazoo, michigan. the winner will see out the rest of neuzil's term and be up for election again in november. polls opened at 7 this morning and will close at 9 tonight. cedar rapids police are looking for a suspect who they say shot at a house. police were c cled to the intersection of 12th street and j avenue northeast last
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about. first responders took him to allen hospital, and then transported him to u-i-h-c. the crash is under investigation. in a tv-9 follow-up... fire that killed a a small town in boone county, , rth of des moines. that's according to a preliminary investigation. crews responded to the fire in boxholm shortly beforor1 o'clock sunday morning. sub-zeroroemperatures, caused some of the fire crews' pumps and trucks to freeze over. firefighters found the bodies of 27-year-old amber sorenson and her three kids inside the home. a massive fire destroyed a decades-old warehouse in fort dodge. it broke out shortly after noon yesterday. crews say the fire was difficult to fight because there were 6-thousand tires burning inside. one firefighter was hurt but is expected to be o-k.
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areas of the tv9 viewing area late this afternoon, and overspread the rest of eastern iowa by this evening. this will be a rather quick moving system, and should mostly wind up before midnight. snowfall totals will be a dusting around highway 20 and north, near an inch south to i 80, and 1-2 inches from i-80 south. this will be a light and fluffy snow, so accumulation s can happen rather quickly, but shoveling should be relatively easy. as we move into the rest of our work week,
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closer to averages for this time of the year, with mid 20s for highs. we will stay quiet for the most part until our next chance for snow comes our way on monday. by then this weekend, our highs will be approaching the mid-30s! today: light snow moves in high: 10-16 winds: se 5-10 alo: 10 dbq: 12 iow: 15tonight: l lht snow continues low: 7-13 winds: e 5-10 alo: 7 dbq: 9 iow: 12tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 21-27 winds: s 5-10 alo: 22 dbq: 21
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winds: s 5-10 alo: 16 dbq: 16 iow: 19thursday: mostly cloudy high: 27 - low: 19 low: 13 saturday: partly cloudy y gh: 31 - low: 12 sunday: mostly cloudy high: 36 - low: 25 monday: chance of snow high: 30 - low: 22 tuesday: partly cloudy high: 24 - low: 17 thanks justin.
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iowa are keeping an eye on a virus that causes infections that affect a person's breathing. cases of r-s-v typically peak in the wintertime. that's according to and prevention. symptoms include runny nose... a decrease in appetite... as well as coughing, sneezing, and a fever. kcrg-tv9's brea love explains why it could be dangerous for infants. "pediatric offices like this one are seeing an increase in the the rsv virus, but doctors say it's typical this time of year." with the temperatures dropping and everyone staying inside, rsv is spreading faster. according to the centers for disease control and
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children under five in the u-s, the virus will outpatient visits and more than 50 thousand hospitalizations. with most of the symptoms resembling the common coldldit can be treated like the flu and treated at home. but when infants are breathing it turns serious. "there's many viruses that can cause similar symptoms, but treatment for rsv, some people will require breathing treatments, steroids but treat it, those are a small population of kids who require additional treatment, so its really just supportive measures." linn county public health says to keep the virus away the public should remember the three c's. cover your cough, cover your sneeze, and clean your hands often. along with staying home if anyone in the household is diagnosed. "with this onenelso we want you to disinfect your home so if you have a child at home that's been diagnosed with rsv or it's a daycare provider we need some disinfection going on, so we need you to make sure you're cleaning those hard surfaces areas that are ccmonly touched, door knobs, toys. " "dr. greenlee says the virus is easily spread but practicing those good techniques like washing your hands can keep it away. in cedar rapids, brea
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the u-s-d-a is monitoring more cases of the bird flu. today's agribusiness report, 10 c cmercial flocks in indiana have the virus and officials want to keep it from spreading.
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good morning, this is the agribusess report, i'm david geiger. ---- the indiana state board of animal health announced nine more commercial turkey farms have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza... that brings the total to 10 commercial turkey operations.. more testing in going on to find the virus type.
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confirmed the h-7-n-8 virus present in a flock.. which is different from the bird flu that rampaged across the midwest last year. new 10 kilometer circles are drawn from the original control area.. and depopulation is already going on.. on most of the sites.. indiana's governor met with state and federal officials on saturday for an update.. the state says poultry flocks are being tested in the surrounding area.. the outbreak is in dubois county, indiana.. a little more than three hundred 50 miles from an iowa border. ---- a new bill legislature.. it's aimed at helping iowa biochemicals.. the renewable biochemical tax credit isis geared to incentivize building new production facilities.. and using co- products from renewable fuel production. which glycerin from the plants.. and turn them into a variety of f oducts like cleaning detergent.. it is not aimed at food or fuel production.. but credits... five cents per pound of renewable chemicals produced in a
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companies less than five years old.. half a million for those older.. a business can only use under the iowa economicicevelopment authority's business tax credit cap.. and proponents say it's not an credits. the iowa iotechnology association partned late last year iowa state found iowa could be.. best positioned to get into the next frontier of bioprocessing . the iowa biotech association says the tax credit would add more value to agriculture. "it capitalizes on two great resources that we already have in iowa. the abundant supply of corn affects the feedststcks that are eligible for the tax credit, that make up the materials involved in the tax credit and then we have a great network of bioprocessing facilities throughout the state because of our
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position in biofuels production." the iowa biotechnolog y association tried to get this tax credit last year.. it passed the house but got caught up in different budget priorities. this year they've made adjustments to some of the budget concerns. ---- the markets were closed yesterday because of the martin luther jr. king holiday. they will reopen tomorrow. sheep an goats in colfax saw bigger number of 124 head of sheep. feeder lambs fetched the days high average price of $2.40 per pound, while fed lambs averaged $1.50 per pound. the 43 goats at the auction saw a high average price ranging from $115 to $205 per head... ---- last week.. syngenta's board voted in favor of pursuing advanced takeover talks.. moving the company closer to a merger with chemchina. countnt proposals cocod still appear from monsanto.. which tried to takeover syngenta last year.. however.. monsanto officals say rekindling talks have been difficult. the earliest syngenta
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with chemchina would be the start of february.. chemchina offered about four hundred 70 swiss francs a share in cash for syngenta.. and if the deal would go through, would turn the company into a maker of genetically modififd seeds.. putting it in competition with monsanto. ---- and that's all the time i have for the show this morning.. thanks for joining.. i'll see you next time.. ---- we'll post a video every day in the agribusiness section of kcrg.com. you'll find it under the news tab. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3.51 oc webtease people in flint, michigan have growing g ncerns about the city's water, which contains dangerous amounts of lead. today the city's mayor is headed to washington to push the white house for more help. the white house has declared a state of emergency for the city. flint's tap water became contaminated after the city switched water sources in 2014. last week, president obama issued an emergency declaration for flint. while they're thankful for
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officials say the city needs more help to fix the problem. "the state of emergency only gives us a $5 million cap, which the president has already signed for. if they would have submitted for a disaster declaration, we could ve got the $96 milli dollars, or more. " the president's emergegey declaration allows fema to provide water, filters, cartridges, and other water quality items for the next 3 monhs. a fight is brewing between two contenders in the republican field for president. we'll fact check an ad from former florida governor jeb bush against senator marco rubio.
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receare targeting marco rubio, saying he's missed key votes and hearings. the gazette and kcrg-tv9 fact check team tested the claims of this pac, which is supporting jeb bush. the gazette's mitch schmidt has the results. ad: marcocoubio was missing the ad from right to rise points out instances when marco rubio missed national security briefings for campaign events. then it adds this... "over the last three years, rubio has missed more total votes than any other senator." gov-track, a website that tracks congressiona l votes, shows rubio missed 177 votes, out of 11-hundred. that's more than 15-
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wewee in 2015, after rubio announced his bid for president. during last year alone, rubio missed almost one out of every three votes. data shows that's not uncommon for presidential candidates. fellow republican ted cruz missed about 24 percent of votes lala year and lindsey graham, who has since dropped out of the race, missed 29 percent of votes. but rubio has missed the most over the three year period, which is why we give this ad an 'a' a pro- marco rubio pac, called conservative solutions, countered with an ad of its own, making this claim: sot "rubio has attended more classified national security briefings than y other candidate." this is impossible to check, because there are no public records available onlassified meetings and their attendance. we tried to contact the pac to get its source for the claim but did not get a response. rubio is the only presidential candidate who is a member of the senate intelligence committee. we checked d mmittee logs and that committee has the most closed hearings...71 of
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year. because can't confirm attendance records for classified hearingsgswe can't grade this claim. the two top-polling republicans in the field are in a fight of their own. texas senator ted cruz and businessman donald trump are trying to knock each other out, as they edge closer to the iowa caucuses. meteorologist justin gehrts
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we're following breaking news this midday in iowa city. police responded to a bomb threat this morning at iowa city west high school. rg-tv9's mark carlson has
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of this situation, and joins us live from iowa city. mark, what do we know so far? iowa city police are investigating a bomb threat at iowa city west high school tuesday morning. in a notification sent to parents, superintendent stephen murley said students and staff were evacuated by bus to an off-site location. murley asked parents to not go to the school while the evacuation was in progress. all were reported safe, murley said. those who regularly vote at west high should do so at athletic hall ofofame, 2425 prairie meadow drive, according to johnson county auditor travis weipert on twitter. kcrg-tv9 is working to get more information about the threat. check back for updates. whenever you see news, give us
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that number is 319-365-9999. you can also email pictures and video to newsroom at kcrg dot com. first, meteorologis t chris havely has your first alert forecast, chris... light snow will begin to move into western areas of the tv9 viewing area
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and overspread the rest of eastern iowa by this evening. this will be a rather quick moving system, and should mostly wind up before midnight. snowfall totals will be a dusting around highway 20 and north, near an inch south to i 80, and 1-2 inches f fom i-80 south. this will be a light and fluffy snow, so accumulation s can happen rather quickly, but shoveling should be relatively easy. as we move into the rest of our work week, temperatures will be much closer to averages for this time of the year, with mid 20s for highs. we will stay quiet for the most part until our next chance for snow comes our way on monday. by then this weekend, our highs will be approaching the mid-30s! today: light snow moves in high: 10-16 winds: se 5-10 alo: 10 dbq: 12 iow: 15tonight: light snow continues low: 7-13 winds: e 5-10 alo: 7 dbq: 9 iow: 12 today agriculture experts ae in ceceral iowa for the 10th annual iowa renewable fuel summit. governor branstad and lieutenant governor kim reynolds spoke at the event at prairie meadows earlier this morning. experts are focusing today's summit on the federal renewable el standard and the impact this year's presidential election could have on it. several republican presidential
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are speaking at today's event. donald trump, rick santorum, and carly fiorina are all talking about where they stand on renewable fuels like biodiesell and ethanol. the stop in altoona is one of several for carly fiorina todada the former h-p ceo spopo in waverly earlier this morning at the act education forum at wartburg college in waverly. she focused on education, while also trying to appeal to voters as an "outsider candidate." on the democratic side, senator bernie sanders spoke at a rally in western iowa this morning. he was at the fort opera house in fort dodge. recent polls show the vermont senator r d former secretary of state hillary clinton are in a tight race in iowa. but a new n-b-c news-wall street journal poll found clinton with a commanding lead nationally. sanders says he would be the best option for democrats to win in the general election in november. " " today sanders will also
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undererod, and sioux city.. less than two weeks out from the iowa caucuses, the two top republican contenders in iowa are in a war of words. p pls show donald trump and texas senator ted cruz are in a dead heat to win in febraury. abc's lana zak reports. donald trump is promising a a major endorsrsent tonight--one that he hopes will compel more conservatives to his side as he dukes it out for evangelical voters. package: conservatives are issuing a warning to g-o-p front- - runner...donald trump...change your tone. sot-rush there are a lot of conservatives who think that he's a wolf in sheep's clothing, that he's a traditional, lifetime new yorker -- and that means something. there are all kinds of conservatives with suspicions of donald trump. afafer attacking his nearest rival, teecruz, on his citizenship, the authenticity of his evangelical roots, and then this latest attack on his personality-- sot-trump tw "he's a nasty guy. nobody likes him. " the trump campaign may
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the t til their "secret weapon," trump's daughter 8-months pregnant. ivanka sot "i am so incredibly proud of my father / i know this man will make america great again. and on the democratic side, bernie sanderertelling abc news he esn't do personal attacks, but continues to money from wall street banks. she has received fees from goldman sachs. if@that's not true, i will apologize. it's true." according to clinton campaign documents, sanders' is right, clinton recieved $675-thousand dollars in speakers' fees from the bank in 2013. tag: according to the latest iowa polls, sanders is whin striking distance of neck-in-neck. lana zak abcn, w school district will v ve on a
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referendum. it'll be a second chance for the schools. a similar referendum failed in april by only 58 votes. but, in december, supporters got enough signatures to get it back on the ballot, february 2nd. the bond calls for 49.5-million dollars to help address growing enrorlment. if the vote passes, the district's propepey tax rate would increase about 32 cents, to 16-13 per 1-thousand dollars of valuation. school officials say the new rate would increase property taxes by 17-50 per year for a home assessed at 100-thousand dollars. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders explains where that money will go. they're trying again. february 2nd, the college community school district will ask voters to approve a multi-million dollar bond referendum after a previous attempt in april failed by 58 votes. the bond issue was brought back by supporters who, in december, petitioned and gathered enough signatures to get it on the february ballot. superintendent john speer said the $49.5 million bond will help the district handle incasing enrollment. he said classes are getting bigger
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population has outgrown current facilities. in 2014, 291 studentss graduatat from prairie high school. about 410 are expected to graduate in 2018. overall, the district estimates enrollment will have increased 57% from 2005 to 2023. if the bond is approved, plans call for 20 additional classrooms at the high school. of those, 13 will be general purpose rooms. three others will be science labs and four will be music rooms. funds would also replace obsolete electrical systems and upgrade heating and cooling systems throughout the district campus. at college community's three elementary schools, safety systems would be upgraded. that includes; adding fire sprinkler systems, updated fire alarms and improved intercoms. plus, the elementary schools would get new interior walls, replacing temporary ones used in some classrooms. for taxpayers, passage of the bond would mean the district's property tax rate would increase about $0.32 to $16.13 per thousand dollars of valuation. that's actually $0.81 lower than originally estimated, after the school board agreed to commit $6 million in one-cent sales tax funds to the project. in the end, the new rate would increase property taxes $17.50 per year for a home assessed at $100,000. satellite voting will be available thursday at the high school gym, 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. voters in the waterloo school
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or deny a bond referendum. on february 2nd, they'll decide center and renovations at east and west high schools. the school district is holding three town hall meetings starting today, to provide a better understandin g of what this money will do. voters can go to the waterloo center for the arts tonight at 7 o'clock for more information. the other meetings are on ththsday and saturday. a historic waverly bridge may get a makeover, partially thanks to a petition to save it. the city now has 14 options to either replace or repair the nearly 100- year-old "green bridge" after engineers closed it because of structural problems.
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the options at an open house last night. the choices range from doing nothing and demolishing the bridge to replacing the historic structure with a modern concrete bridge. a modern "truss" bridge would look like the current bridge. that's one of the more expensive options, costing about 5-million dollars. "we've got a good cross section of opportunities here it's an exercise figuring out what the public wants to see and what we can work into the budget " following the open house, the waverly city council also looked at a formal proposal on the various bridge plans. the council should make a decision in about a month. line could be coming to the cedar rapids area. last week, the iowa utilities board decided to back a plan by i-t-c midwest to build a 3 mile line along county. the board says the line would
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energy service to cedar rapids. two landowners along the route refused to let i-t-c use their land for the line. but the board's approval means i-t-c can move forward even without their permission after it develops a plan to trim dangerous trees on their properties. the homeowners can appeal the board's decision. linn county supervisors decided to include a new senior center as a possible option at this potential buildininsite on 7th street southeast.. the county owns the land and recently proposed a joint building for public health and child development services. supervisors haven't set a timeline for reviewing the proposals. the music world is mourning the loss of a legendary guitar player. and some of hollywood's most popular names were snubbed from this year's oscars. now some of them are skipping the awards altogether. meteorologist justin gehrts
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temperatures coming up in your first alert forecast. stay with tv9. lightnow will begin to move into western areas of the tv9v9iewing area late this afternoon, and overspread the rest of
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by ts evening. this will be a rather quick moving system, and should mostly wind up before midnight. snowfall totals will be a dusting around highway 20 and north, near an inch south to i 80, and 1-2 inches from i-80 south. this will be a light and fluffy snow, so accumulation s can happen rather quickly, but shoveling should be relalavely easy. as we move into the rest of our work week, temperatures will be much closer to averages for this time of the year, with mid 20s for highs. we will stay
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until our next chance for snow comes our way on monday. by then this weekend, our highs will be approaching the mid-30s! today: light snow moves in high: 10-16 winds: se 5-10 alal 10 dbq: 12 iow: 15tonight: light snow continues low: 7-13 iow: 12tomorrow: winds: s 5-10 alo: 22 dbq: 21 iow: 25tomorrow night: mostly low: 16-22 winds: s 5-10 alo: 16 dbq: 16 io: 19thursday: mostly cloudy high: 27 - low: 19 friday: partly cloudy high: 25 -
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saturday: partly cloudy high: 31 - low: 12 sunday: mostly cloudy high: 36 - low: 25 monday: chance of snow high: 30 - low: tuesday: partly cloudy high: 24 - low: 17 thanks chris... founder of the eagles has passed away. and ananher artist who recently left us gets a top honor for his music. abc's jason nathanson has today's shbiz wrap. reaction pouring in to the news
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founding eagles member, glenn frey. he hit, from hotel california to take it easy, singing lead on many tracks and always playing guitar. sot glenn frey: "alonon the way, we really rocked andnd had a good time." and he also had a bunch of on. glenn frey died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. he was 67. david bowie has his first number one album. a little over a week after his death comes the news that his last album, blackstar, released just days before he died, is number one on the billboard 200 album chart. "american pie" singer don mclean has been arrested, on n domestic violence assault charge. no immediate word who mclean is accused of roughing up. the 70-year-old singer lives with his wife and two kids. he's due in court next month. and don't expect to see spike lee or jada pinkett smith at the oscars this year. nats up: jada pinkett smith "i will not be at the academy awards, and i won't be watching." lee posted on instagram that he can't support t t quote "lily white" ceremony. and many feel smith's husband, will, was snubbed for his performance in "concussion." for a 2nd year in
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was nominated in any of the acting categories. and that's what's happening in hollywood, i'm jason nathanson, abc news, los angeles. still to come this midday...a recipe to help you think of the warmer times of the year. hy-vee dietitian molly webb will be here with a citrus-loaded salsa recipe. hy-vee dietitian molly webb
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with a great recipe for those citrus fruits that are all in season t ts time of year. people often associate citrus fruits with the tropics and summertime, but citrus is actually in season during the winter, too. citrus fruits are versatile: they can be eaten for
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snack but are also great for use in a variety of recipes including vinaigrettes, salads and desserts, just to name a few. try a pomelo or cara cara orange if you are looking for a new favorite to love! or, mix up clementine-kiwi salsa to bring a taste of the tropics to the chilly midwest. on top of being versatile, citrus uits are packed ll of healthy nutrients! here are a few reasons you might want to consider incorporating citrus fruits into your next snack this
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molly, thanks for being here. coming up tomorrow, our vet will be here to answer your questions. stay with your 24 hour
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back to our top stories this midday. iowa city police are investigating a bomb threat at iowa city west high school. police say a 9-1-1 call repopoing an explosive deveve at the school came in around 8:40 this morning. buses evacuated students and staff and took them to the nearby tennis center and later sent home. now, one last look at this morning's weather, justin. light snow will begin to move into western areas of the tv9 viewing area late this afternoon, and overspread the rest of eastern iowa by this evening. this will be a rather quick moving system, and should mostly wind up before midnight. snowfall totals will be a dusting around highway 20 and north, near an inch south to i 80, and 1-2 inches from i-80 south. this will be a light and fluffy snow, so accumulation s can happen rather quickly, but shoveling should be felatively easy. as
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