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school board meeting lasted 2 hours. good tuesday morning! its 5 o'clock on january 26th. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a cloudy day across the area with a few scattered flurries left behind. if you experience any flurries today, they won't amount to anything and are a side effect of an overcast sky in winter. plan on temperatures to stay steady in the middle 20s in most areas. wind will generally be in the 15-25mph range, leading to brisk conditions at times. looking ahd, we have seral very weak disturbaes coming up this week, but none that will produceceny accumulating snow in our area. temperatures should moderate back well into the 30s by the end of the week. starting this weekend, our weather pattern gets much more active, possibly going well into caucus time. stay tuned!today: cloudy, sct. flurries high: 22-28 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 25 dbq: 25 iow: 27tonight: cloudy, sct flurries l l: 15-21 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 16 dbq: 18
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winds: sw 5-15 alo: 29 dbq: 29 iow: 30tomorrow night: scattered flurries low: 21-27 winds: w 5-15alo: 25 dbq: 26 iow: 27 thanks kaj democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton will ld two "get out the caucus" events in eastern iowa today. she will be at hotel winneshiek in decorah, starting at 2:15 this afternoon. clinton will then speak to supporters at the gallagher bluedorn performing arts center in cedar falls. that gets ununrway at 5:45. withthust days left until l e caucuses, the democratic presidential candidates are hoping a them. last night, bernie sanders, hillary clinton, and martin o'malley spoke to voters at drake university in des moines. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders is live in the newsroom this morning to
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forrest2 clinton was calling herself a proven fighter last night. she said that while answering a question from a sanders supporter, who alleged that younger voters find her dishonest. that's when clinton took the chance to tout her resilience while facing opposition. she went into some detail on the republican attacks she has faced over the years, starting in the 90s when clinton pushed for iversal healthcare. the former secretary of state also suggested, while sanders ideasasay sound good, they likely won't gain traction in the house and senate. she touted herself as a leader with experience, who has weataered many attacks while standing up for her beliefs. " i understand that you get into the arena and you are going to get pummeled and pushed and criticized. i wouldn't be doing it if i didn't think it was absolutely necessary to t to build on the progress that we made, that we have made under president obama. " last night, clinton continued making
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obama. she said they may have started out as opponents, but their relationship had become "a real friendship." clinton and sanders are neck and neck in the most recent polls. the latest american research group poll shows sanders nudging past clinton, 48% to 45%. that's within the 5 point margin of error. back to you nicole and chris. thanks a lot forrest. you might think it's easy to stand out in a senior class of jvst 17. but everyone in town knows abby schulte - a dding political l tivist keota. she's our gazette, kcrg-tv9 student of the month, presented by hills bank and trust. singing keota junior senior high is a small school with big opportunities fo 17-year old abby schulte. nats from singing she's a leader in her show choir - and will give anything a try. "i've pretty much played every
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i always have tried to try everything." "she's involved in practically every activity a student can be a part of, she's been a leader for our community." nats of her singing solo making sure her voice is heard comes naturally to abby. she is student body president and has a passion for politics, which led to a plea for keota. "with the iowa caucus coming up and the candidates traveling to iowa so often, why don't we try to invite candidates our tiny little school and see what happens. " please welcome keota high school students abby schulte, kylea tinnes, megan adam and hillary clinton. in december, hillary clinton answered abby's letter, and agreed to visit. "it was definately the best day of my life. it was a dream coco true." and of all the candidates who made the trip to keota, clinton is her favorite. "i definately see a lot of her determination in me and definately, seeing her@beable to
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on caucus night, she'll be one of the youngest precinct waptains in iowa. " i've been some knocking doors in keota and some phone banking and i've juju fallen in love with it, i love it." loves sports, singing and dancing, she's found her groove in this presidential race - with no opportunity out of reach. that's imptant for abby, who someday, wants s run for office herself. "i think that she has demonstrated to her classmates and the community at large that a person that has a goal, is willing to sacrafice a little bit of extra time is going to be able to acommplish something that's truly phenominal." republican rick santorum and democrat martin o'malley also visited keota. abby says this s s been a great educational opportunity
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her classmates to learn more about the candidates and the election. if you know a student that excels in the e assroom, the kcrg dot com slash student of the month. for the month. the cedar rapids school board put the brakes on a vote for a proposed school calendar. after 2 hours of discussion last night, members they look into areas of concerns. a late start time for students every monday. professional development time for teachers better results for students in the classroom. some parents, teachers and others shared their concerns with the e ard. a few spoke in vor, but most spoke against the plans. "3:53:15 i think this would be extremely disruptive to the school day every week. i know as a para when we've had into the grove until much later in the day." uperintendent brad b bk says
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come to a solution that meets everyone's needs. a group of parents, teachers, and district staff members worked together for months to determine potential calendar changes and they faced many questions. " 4:25:10 one of the thin i hear people say is why don'tte have teachers do this in the summer? one day of additional time for our staff, one day of staff te in the summer is about a $400,000 expenditure. " the board says it wants to know more about the plan before moving forward. that includes details about what students would do while teachers have professional development time and details on the busing arrangements. a bill that increases funding for k-12 public schools by two 2% is now on its way to the democratic-majority senate in des moines. the republican- controlled house passed it yesterday. democratic lawmakers have said the proposed increase is not enough. the issue is expected to go back and forth between chambers before it heads to
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iowa senator chuck grassley will hold a judiciary committee hearing today concerning mental health issues in the criminal justice system. grassley chairs that committee. they will discuss a bill that would provide more grants for mental health programs. the mental health and,safe communities act would also set up a program to sendndore offefeers to drug or mental health courts when appropriate. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. the head of medicaid in iowa says she's confident the state's privatized program will be ready by march first. mikki stier of the iowa department of human services told lawmakers about improvements the state is making to the managed care program yesterday. she said about 45 percent of medicaid service providers have signed up with all three of the private companies that will oversee the program. she also said the program has provided more information to patients since the original january first deadline. hawkeye fans are on roller coaster this school year. after the football team reached #4 in the rankings for a time, the men basketball
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plan on a cloudy day across the area with h few scattered flurries left behind. if you experience
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amount to anything and are a side effect of an overcast sky in winter. plan on temperatures to stay steady in the midide 20s in most areas. wind will generally be in the 15-25mph range, leading to brisk conditions at times. looking ahead, w whave several very weak disturbances coming up this week, but none that will produce any accumulatink snow in our area. temperatures should moderate back well into the 30s by the end of the week. starting this weekend, our weather pattern gets much more active, possibly going well into caucus time. ay tuned! today: cloudy, sct. flurries
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winds: nw 15-25 alo: 25 dbq: 25 iow: 27tonight: c cudy, sct flurries low: 15-21 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 16 dbq: 18 iow: 20tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 26-32 winds: sw 5-15 alo: 29 dbq: 29 iow: 3 3omorrow night: scattered flurries low: 21-27 winds: w 5-15 alo: 25 dbq: 26 iow: 27
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iowa egg farmers are finally starting to heal from the bird flu outbreak. a look at the numbers and how the entire bird market compares to years past. but righghnow, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good
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david geiger. ---- iowa layers look to be finally on the road to recovery from bird flu last year.. looking at the most recent national agriculture statistics service reports... after about five months of the stagnating populations.. the average number of layers on hand in december 20-15 was almost 38 million.. up six percent from the previous month.. and from the low of 34 million after the bird flu epidemic. bere avian influenza h h iowa flocks....here were about 60 million hens in the
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iowa eggs produced also jumped up.. to about eight hundred 12 million.. but it still has a way to go.. 2014 produced one point four billion eggs.. on the flip side of chicken.. the kind you eat.. called broilers.. is now the most available and possibly consumed meat in the u-s.. overtaking beef. according to the u-s-d-a every year.. there are 57 point seven pounds of chicken per person on a boneless.. edible basis.. compared to 43 pounds of pork per person. in 1996.. chicken overtook pork as the second most consumed meat.... beef on the other hand has fallen in availability in the last 40 years.. where it peaked at nearly 90 pounds per person.....ow it's 53 pounds of beef per person in the early 1900s chicken availability was closer to 10 pounds a person a year.. in the 40s.. breeding.. mass production.. and processing made chicken more convenient for eating out and eating in.. ---- last week the cattle market had a positive trade in the north and south.. until
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friday.. the grain market also made a solid close.. but thahadidn't quite held up at the same levels yesterday.. "we did run into some tough resistance here right at these levels on corn and soybeans. weather in south america continues to improve. although it's on the radar watch.." "harvest is continuing to gain momentum. but i think it's really the lack of selling by the producer that's allolong the markrk to bubble up. the funds not nearly as short on soybeans as the trade thought but we do expect that we're going to see a pick up in producer selling around the world as we move higher. and the corn right now is not competitive in the world market so we're probably anchored with that belief." "the futures market ajter the cattle on feed report, which wawa slightly negative on friday. and the cold storage report, which was more neutral the market is anchored at some resistance on the beef marketn believe the cash cattle market this week trades no better than steaea." "hog marart continues to
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market. the future's market upside is limited until the cash can find some better strength. our demand over the last month was pretty solid. seasonally, the market is weak right at this time frame, but we're at some risk management areas at these levels." the lfax sheep and goatatuction on saturdadasaw 270 head of sheep. feeder lambs fetched the days high average price of $2.44 per pound, while fed lambs averaged $1.41 per pound. the 60 goats at the auction saw a high average price ranging from $152.50 to $170 per head. ---- and that's all we have for the show today.. thanks for joining.. i'll catch you again tomorrow. ---- we'll post a video everyry 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 3.27 oc webtease some guys try their best to impress while weightlifting at the gym.
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break a personal record, you gotta remember the fundamentals -- secure the weights. more sports bloopers ahead in the golden klutz awards.
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plan on a cloudy day across the area with a few scattered flurries left behind. if you experience any flurries today, they won't amount to anything and are a side effect of an overcast sky in winter. plan on temperatures to stay steady in the e ddle 20s in most areas. wind will generally be in the 15-25mph range, leading to brisk conditions at times. looking ahead, we have several very weak disturbances coming up this week, but none that will produce any accumulating snow in our area. temperatures should moderate back well into the 30s by the end of the week. starting this
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gets much more active, possibly going well into caucus time. stay xuned!today: cloudy, sct. flurries high: 22-28 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 25 dbq: 25 iow: 27tonight: cloudy, sct flurries low: 15-21 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 16 dbq: 18 ioio 20tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 26-32 winds: sw 5-15 alo: 29 dbq: 29 iow: 30tomorrow night: s sttered flurries lowow 21-27 winds: w 5-15 alo: 25 dbq: 26 iow: 27 some eastern iowa highschool basketball
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shame. and some u-f-c fighters are getting a little friendly before their big fight. scott has it all in this week's golden klutz. love those ufc weigh in stair downs they are so mean to each other not. that's a good way to soften up your opponent with a bouquet of flowers. it's one thing to miss one bunny but to miss back to back. he hate it when you get rejected by the rim. and plays like that will put you sleep i wander if he knows the camera is in him. probably not he's a sleep.his eyes are opening. and before when you are guarding jeremy linn his hair is so spiky he might poke you in the eye with it. another look whatch out for spiky hair. and s5re does seem like the aiming where it counts. way they try to save the ball. it happens a lot like that. best way to make sure you foul someone e ckle them and pull their shorts down. best full court shot goes out to tony rex of
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another look you can't get much farther than that lesson of the week if you are trying to squat 855 pounds make sure you fasten the weights on first. or this could happen.again please that can't be a little embarrassing at the gym and finally i had a great time taking on reda from
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just a few months ago, hawkeye fans were buzzing about the hawkeyes' top-5 ranking. now, it't'men's basketball. fran mccaffery's squad is now ranked #3 in the latest a-p top 25 poll. only behind oklahoma and north carolina. this is the hawkeyes highest ranking since 1987. they are 16-3 and still perfect in the big ten after the recent wins over rutgers and purdue. an everyday quick decisi saved a des moines woman's life. she was luckily not in her living room when a bus came plowing through her house. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. it's ---.
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from your 24 hour news source, extra security. police at the university of iowa take extra precautions when political candidates come to campus. final plea. 20-16 democratic presidential hopefuls make their final nationally televised plea to iowa voters in a town hall. stopping human trafficking. one victim-survivor shares her story of how law enforcement helped her escape and save her life. you're looking live on our city cam. take your time as you head into work today. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a cloudy day across the area with a few scattered flurries left behind. if you experience any
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and are a side effect of an overcast sky in winter. plan on temperatures to stay steady in the middle 20s in most areas. wind will generally be in the 15-25mph range, leading to brisk conditions at times. looking ahead, we have several very weak disturbances coming up thisweek, but noe that will produce any accumulating snow&in our area. temperatures should moderate back well into the 30s by theend of the week. starting this weekend, our weather pattern gets much more active, possibly going well into caucus time. stay tuned!today: cloudy, sct. flurries high: 22-28 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 25 dbq: 25 iow: 27tonight: cloudy, sct flurries low: 15-21 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 16 dbq: 18 iow: 20tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 26-32 winds: sw 5-15 alo: 29 dbq: 29 iow: 30tomorrow night: scattered flurries low: 21-27 winds: w 5-15 alo: 25 dbq: 26 iow: 27 thanks kaj. for the first time since he
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president, donald trump is in johnson county today. his event at the university of iowa today will likely draw a lot supporters and protestors, which means u-i police will be on high alert. authorities are expecting protesters both inside and outside the fieldhouse on campus where trump will speak tonight. police say they won't stop protesters unless they become a threat to public safety. earlier this month, universi police sent officers and bomb sniffing dogs to cedar falls to help with a campaign stop there. at this point, everyone's just looking forward to next week. "i think we can honestly say we can't wait until the caucuse are herend over to give us some normalcy back, besides these political events we have a lot of stuff happening g campus, we've got basketball games, we've got a top ten basketball team that's doing very well and all these other
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several more candidates are expected to make appearances at the university of iowa before caucus night. trump's event tonight at the fieldhouse starts at 7:30. senator ted cruz is reinforcingng his message in campaign ads to iowans. the texas senator spoke to more than 100 people yesterday at heartland acres in independence. he told voters that if he becomes president he will repeal, what he called, the president's illegal executive actions. " 1:22-1:40 i'm convinced the greatest legacy of barack obama is gonna be a new generation of leaders in the rereblican party who actually stand for freedom, who stand for the constitution, who stand for the judeo-christian values that built this nation " republican presidential candidate carly fiorina is also stopping in eastern iowa. the former ceo of helwett- packard is going to be in iowa city at 11 this morning. fiorina will be speaking at the university club. she will also o ke visits to colfax, mount pleasant, and keokuk today.
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candidates are hoping their alone time on stage will help them in next week's caucuses. last night martin o'malley, hillary clinton, and bernie sanders talked to voters in a town hall at drake university in des moines. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders joins us live at the desk this morning to ghlight some of the key moments. forrest, sanders was on the attack last night? his aim was clinton. that's something we haven't seen a whole lot of from sanders until recently, as poll numbers have gotten tighter and tighter. in last ninit's event, sanders went after what clinton sees as one of her biggest strengths, experience. he said, quote: expepeence is important, but it's not the onlyhing. sanders alluded to former vp d dck cheney while making that comment. that's a comment obama repeatedly hit clinton with in the 2008 primary. sanders also went after the former secretary of state on free trade, social security, gg control and her delay in opposing the keystone pipeline. sanders was on the defense himself, explaining how he'd pay for his
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universal healthcare plan. " we will raise taxes. yes we will. we may raise taxes, but we are also going to eliminate private health insurance premiums for individuals and for business " sanders also took time to promote his 100% pro- choice voting record. he said the country should expand funding for planned parenthood. the latest american research group poll shows sanders nudging past clinton, 48% to 45%. that's within the 5 point margin of error. it will be interesting to see who comes out on top next week. yeah, thanks a lot forrest. caucuses, how the actual process works. cornell college to learn about the process. first, you must be
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caucus night. also, come early, doors should open at 7. site organizers will help you check in using your name and address. if you're unsure of what happens after that, political experts say it's nothing to worry about. "for the most part it's very simple, it doesn't require a whole lot t time and effort, ananthat it's important totohe democratic process that they participate." " the republican party uses a secret ballot to choose a candidate. democrats divide up into presidential preference groups to determine delegates. a des moines woman is alive this morning all thanks to her dirty dishes. seconds after walking into the kitchen, a bus crashed into janet brown's living room. it happened north of park fair mall about 5:30 last night. one passenger on the bus says the driver had a medical issue and lost control. the driver and another passenger went to the hospital after a passerby tore the doors off the bus and
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escape. brown says the crash nearly destroyededer house. "i was just sitting in the living room and got up to go into the kitchen to do my dishes and the whole house just shook, everything just started falling out " in addition to losing her home, brown is most worried about her 6 cats who disappeared when the bus hit. the des moines police department and des moines area regional transit authority are investigating the crash. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. investigators have released more information from sunday's deadly crash on interstate 80 in coralville. the crash killed 54 year old patricia mittauer of swisher. and it injured 60 year old mark, 17 year old dylan and 13 year old ellie mittauer, all of swisher. that iowa state patrol says all of them wererin an s-u-v that a car rear- ended at 12:50 p-m sunday. both were driving east on interstate 80 near the coral ridge mall exit. that caused the s-u-v to crash into a semi. patricia mittauer was the driver of the s-u-v and she died at the scene. the crash slowed traffic in the area for
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an inmate who was in jail for theft in linn county has died. 5year-old mark olsln died on sunday at the mount pleasant correctional facility. authorities say he was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor. they believe olsen died from natural causes - security didn't find any signs of fowl play. olsen was serving a 10 year ntence for first degree theft out of linn county since july of 2014. two men are in the dubuque county jail this morning for breaking into someone's home. the duduque county sheriff's office rereonded to a house near the intersection of asbury and 5 point lane road near graf. that was about 11:15 yesterday morning. police say 22 year old,logan ball was inside and taking things from the house when the homeowner confronted him. the two fought, but ball got away and ran to a car that 22 year old andrew hochberger was driving. the homeowner gave a vehicle description and law enforcement was able to pick them up. both are in the dubuque county jail on first degree burglary charges. one victim of human trafficking
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experience to help stop it in iowa. the u-s attorney's office with the iowa department of transportatio n, the marion police department are working to fight this crime. last year, t u-s attorney's office worked with truck drivers in evansdale to help them identify the warning signs of human trafficking. officers passed out wallet cards and decals with a hotline number. they also asked truck drivers to report any suspicions they had of underage people being forced into sex work. christi, who did not want to share her last name, spent 2 years far away from home. she had plenty of run-ins with law enforcement, but they labeled her as a prostitute and drug addict. later, a police officer did ask the right questions and saved her life. christi says victims can be hard to see, but someone with no identification, poor health, and evidence of physical abuse could be strong signs. "if your gut tells you that something is wrong in a situation involving a man or woman you see, yes call the police, you could save someone's life." iowa law enforcement agencies
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keep educating officers on how to spot a victim. law enforcement asks if you think you might know of a victim call the national human trafficking resource center hototne at 1- 888-373-7888. that number is also listed with this story on kcrg.com. low income families in dubuque will soon have access to a program that helps them better manage money. dubuque is one of eight cities across the country chosen for the financial inclusion program. a grant from the national league of cities organization will help connect loloincome families with financial experts from banks and credit unions. organizers say young people raised in poverty often don't learn how to manage a checking accocot. "it leads them potentially, if they are in poverty, to staying in poverty. it leads them to getting into a very expensive cycle of maybe payday loans. " organizers say if more people know how to better manage their money, fewer people will depend on
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and that's good for the whole community. midamerican energy is warning businesses in iowa city and coralville about a phone scam. over the last week, several businesses in iowa city and coralville sathey've received phone calls from people claiming to be midamerican. these scammers say they need payment right away or they will cut off your service. then they say you should pay immediately over the phone. or call back a different number than they provide. so far, though, no reports of a aone losing money from the scam. one online retailer is sharing some major numbers this morning. around half of u-s households are feeling "prime" and amazon is bringing
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pl on a cloudy day across the area th a few scattered flurries left
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any flurries today, they won't amount to anything and are a side effect of overcast sky in winter. planann temperatures to stay steady in t t middle 20s in most areas. wind will generally be in the 125mph range, leading to brisk conditions at times. looking ahead, we have several very weak disturbanc coming up this week, but none that will produce any accumulating snow in our area. temperatures should moderate back well into the 30s by the end of the week. starting this weekend, our weather pattern gets much more active, ssibly going well into caucus time.
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flurries high: 22-28 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 25 db 25 iow: 27tonight: cloudy, sct flurries low: 15-2 windsz nw 5-15 alo: 16 dbq: 18 iow: 20tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 26-32 winds: sw 5-15 alo: 29 dbq: 29 iow: 30tomorrow night: scattered flurries low: 21217 winds: w 5-15 alo: 25 dbq: 26 iow: 27
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all three major indeces landed in the red yesterday
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oil prices dropped again after regaining some of their losses last week. the dow jones finhed down 208 points. the s and p lost 29. the nasdaq -- 72. oil prices continue to decline and closed at 30 dollars a barrel yesterday. it has been a rough start to the year for the market. the s and p has already seen a six point seven percent decline so far this yea consumer intelligence research partners estimate amazon had 54 million prime members at the end of 20-15. that's 21 percent of the adult population. that means close to half of u-s households have a prime membership. this is good for amazon because members spend an average of 11 hundred dollars per year compared to about six hundred dollars for non members. and mcdonald's is crediting its all-day breakfast with helping increase sales at u-s restaurants by five point seven percent in the fourth quarter. the fast food giant faces a big challenge of changing diet habits and increased
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few scattered flurries left behind. if you experience any flurries today, they won't amount to anything and are a side effect of an ercast sky in winter. steady in the middle generally be in the 15-25mph range, leading to brisk conditions at times. looking ahead, we have several very weak disturbances coming up this week, but none that will produce any accumulating snow in our area. temperatures should moderate back well into the 30s by the end of the week. starting this weekend, our weather pattern gets much more active, possibly going well into caucus time. stay tuned!today: cloudy, sct. flurries high: 22-28 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 25 dbq: 25 iow: 27tonight: cloudy, sct flurries low: 15-21 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 16 dbq: 18 iow: 20tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 26-32 winds: sw 5-15 alo: 29 dbq: 29 iow: 30tomorrow night: scattered flurries low: 21-27 winds: w 5-15 alo: 25 dbq: 26
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thanks kaj. here's a look at today's top stories... 20-16 republican presidential front-runner donald trump will be in eastern iowa today. he will hold a rally at the field house on the university of iowa campus at 7:30. campus
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ready for potential protestors and anything else that could happen at the event. on the democratic side, hillary clinton will reach out to eastern iowa voters today, too. she will be at hotel winneshiek in decorah at 2:15 then, she will visit the gallagher bluedorn performing arts center in cedar falls at 5:45. trt oc
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e cyclones were looking for another big win tonight on big monday against rock chalk j-hawk. students camped out for seven days for this game.. freezing their petunias off... it was much warmer inside...4th ranked kansas got off to a great start this devonte graham trey gave the j- hawks a 10 point lead. but they didn't get back on 'd' and jemeel mckay beats them down court for the duce. and then abdul nader hit back to back triples to cut the lead to six. but with
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in the half. monte morris gets swatted and that triggers the break and frank mason beats the buzzer to give ku a 43-36 lead at the break. iowa states heated up from behind the arc in the second half matt thomas tied the game at 53. and then burton gave the cyclones the lead with a little string music. and then here they come on the break the ally ooop to nader for the seven point lead. and a big night from morris who had 21 and 9 assist.. with the bucket and one for a 10 point lead and iowa state knocks off fourth ranked kansas 85-72 to raise their record to 5-3 in the big 12. we have trust and belief in our system and coach prohm is leading us in the right way. sot :10 oc: "leading us the right way " the hawkeyes are ranked 3rd in the ap poll and 4th in the coaches poll. it is the highest they have been ranked since 1987. but the players know it's early and they still have a lot of work to do.
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a great team. i think we stay away from what we are ranked because the only ranking that matters is at the end of the year. we play on the road at maryland thursday that right their will keep you grounded. :17 oc: "keep you gounded " football news.. iowa quarterback c.j. beathard had surgery on a sports hernia. they said it went well and it will take 6 weeks to rehab. his status for spring ball is up in the air. thanks scott.
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good tuesday morning. you're looking live on our city cam. take it easy on your way into work this morning. it's january 26th and this is what you need to know today. 20-16 democratic presidential candidates make a final plea to iowa voters on national t-v in a town hall with less than a week left until caucuses.
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