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economy and keep the budget balanced, so is there an option that could do both? it would be a jackpot. we're learning if it's possible. plus... a 12-year- old student from iowa is facing charges after police say he brought a gun to school. and the force is with a lot of people in eastern iowa. it's a new lightsaber academy. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. while there are still plenty of single digits out there this morning, we are actually warming up...although wind chills are still well into the negatives. south winds have taken over at 5 tracks
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blanket of clouds, but also a few snow showers that will continue to track through this morning, but should clear out of the area this afternoon. we will end up with around a quarter inch of snow (where it snows), but it will also be even more tomorrow. i'll have the details in a few minutes. clouds, but also a few snow this afternoon. we will end up with around a quarter inch of will warm even more tomorrow. i'll have the details in a few minutes. a big story this morning... tonight's the big night. the largest lottery jackpot in the world is up for grabs. the powerball jackpost has climbed to an estimated 1.5 billion dollars. and that number could climb even higher before the drawing tonight. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live outside a gas station in cedar falls.... she can tell us a little more about how likely ally- the price is so big that as you
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behind me.... a lot of lottery signs.... but lottery officials say the odds of winning this jackpot are one in 292.2 million dollars. in fact here's a list of 5 things more likely to happen to you than winning the lottery. 1. you are more likely to become the president of the united states.... the odds are one in 10 million for that 2. you are more likely to drown specifically in the bathtub.... that's one in 840,000 3. more likely to win an oscar.... chances of that are one in 11,500 4. you are more likely to become an astronaut... one in 12.1 million 5. and y ou are but despite these odds... it still is fun to join in the fun.... i know i plan on buying some
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we've got you covered live in cedar falls... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. it looks like a lot of eastern iowan's are getting tickets.... according to the iowa lottery, three of the top iowa retailers for powerball sales last week were hy- vees in cedar rapids. this record jackpot could also help iowa's budget. justin surrency shows us why iowa lawmakers should be rooting for an iowan to win. governor branstad provided a glimpse into iowa's it's a budget that will keep iowa stable." urging democrats and republicans to avoid gridlock ((17:33:15- 17:33:23))"together we can forge a new path that will lead us to stable and predictable funding for school infrastructure. but iowa lottery officials have a secret both parties can get behind.((12:16:56- 12:17:01))"people are talking about how there isn't going to be a lot extra going around and i was thinking about the powerball." that's right, it could take just one lucky powerball ticket from iowa hitting the 1.5 billion dollar jackpot
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12:17:10))"the cash option right now is 930 million dollars ((12:17:17- 12:17:32))"if they took the cash option the state would right away get 47 million dollars just withholding taxes." even without a winner the state is already capitalizing from record sales...((12:18:10- 12:18:17))"for every dollar you spend on lottery tickets in iowa about 25 cents goes to state causes so that money is making a difference already." in the last fiscal year, the iowa lottery sold 53 million dollars in powerball tickets...25 million in the last two months... sending over 13 million to state causes...((12:19:33- 12:19:35))"we are literally in uncharted territory." ((justin standup 12:27:40- 12:27:55))"the jordan creek pkwy hyvee sold over 32,000 dollars in powerball tickets, more than any retailer in the metro...while this green line is jackpot it's already creating a windfall of cash for the state of iowa... ((17:33:42-17:33:52))"let us be bold, let us be courageous, let us set our path toward the future and
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powerball sales in iowa last week hit $12.7 million, breaking the old record of $9.4 million in 2001. you can catch the powerball drawing at 10 p.m tonight right here on kwwl. new this morning... an iowa student is accused of bringing a gun to a middle school. this happened in sioux city. police say the 12-year-old student showed his friend the unloaded handgun. the friend told his parents who then notified the school. he faces a charge of carrying a concealed weapon... "we don't believe in the initial that student, to another student, to a staff member, anything like that," said dr. gausman. "again, that doesn't make it any less
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the school district will make a final decision on the student in school grounds. the search is over for a suspect in a cedar falls bank robbery. jon ellingson of cedar falls has been arrested. you can see the suspect wearing a u-n-i panthers jacket. security video shows the suspect showing up and leaving - in no hurry at all. the man did not show a weapon during the robbery and no one cash. "what i saw was a three or four supposibly that whoever did it was wearing a purple uni jacket of some sort." the money has since been recovered. three people are killed following a fire at a trailer home. it happened in southeast iowa in montrose. take a look at the damage here.
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but suffered severe burns. firefighters are still working three are injured after seven aisles of shelves collapse at a party city. take a look at the scene in florida. investigators are not sure what caused the collapse -- but no one was seriously hurt. the time. this afternoon president obama sits down in the living room of an omaha family to talk about the vision he laid out in last night's state of the union address. republicans argue it's not much of a vision at all - and they can't wait to share their own. "anyone claiming that america's economy is in decline america's economy is strong. 14 million new jobs. the auto industry's best year. he defended his fight against isis: "if you doubt america's commitment-or mine-to see that justice is done, ask osama bin laden." he's urging congress to approve the transpacific trade deal, lift the embargo against
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nuclear deal as success but didn't mention captured u-s sailors due to be released today. and he repeatedly slammed donald trump's idea of a ban on muslims... though not by name. "we need to reject any religion." flash "it's just wrong." south carolina governor nikki haley's republican response criticized broken promises but admitted her party contributes to washington's dysfunction. "there is more than enough blame to go around. we as republicans need to own that president's speech inspiring. republicans say it fell short: "i heard the president's words i leaves washington to spread his optimism to a divided nation. that starts today in
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university of nebraska before heading to baton rouge - two cities he's never visited as president. washington. president obama's cabinet members are visiting 25 or 30 cities to follow up on his speech. we're 19-days away from the iowa caucus... and there's a new frontrunner on the g-o-p side -- donald trump now leading the polls in iowa. last night, trump held a rally in cedar falls. it was a packed house at u-n-i. so crowded, the fire marshal had to turn people away. trump said he should be the gop candidate because he says he's not owned by anyone. he also spoke on the importance of ethanol... i toured your ethanol plants...anything we do to create ethanol is good....get away from dependence on mideast,,,learned this lesson the hard way, okay? trump has a two percentage lead over ted cruz here in iowa...nationally,
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there's a new face on top in iowa. according to the new quinnipiac poll, senator bernie sanders is in the lead over hillary clinton in the state of iowa. sanders is polling at 49 percent of likely democratic caucus goers while clinton is polling at 44 percent. clinton has been campaigning in eastern iowa. clinton speaking at an event at the university of dubuque to a room full of about 500 supporters. because i want you to know where sanders has said he will lay out his tax plan before the caucus, well i hope he hurries up because you deserve to see the comparison side-by-side clinton also spoke to voters in ames. eastern iowans doing their best to start--and complete their jedi training. the dubuque karate club is inow a few months into their newest class. it was the original star wars movie, released nearly 40 years
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that inspired this unique training course. kwwl's brad hanson got a chance to see this training first hand. the fascination with light sabers and jedi culture (master ron schmitt, dubuque lightsaber academy) "when i first came out of that movie at six years old, you know, some kids want to grow up to be a policeman, some people want to be a fireman, and all i knew is i wanted to be a jedi." schmitt was crushed when he found out jedi's weren't real. but he soon started a decades long journey with martial arts--including running a weapon's academy. schmitt was determined to merge his two passions into a very real class. "as a kid, i would've given anything to join a jedi training you know, i'm going to look into starting my own." (brad hanson, @bhansonkwwl) "while there's no such thing as jedi's in real me, i still need quite a bit of combat ready light sabers. "i play star wars, we wanted the student to leave here feeling like they're getting something out of it." it took more than a year
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off the ground--two of the people in on the ground floor, abby harle and cassie jackson, had never seen the movies before they started this journey. although that's no longer the case. (cassie jackson, dubuque lightsaber academy) "oh it's a lot of fun, and it's different from anything else that i've done or anything that's really being offered at all." nats "ashlah!" the lightsaber academy runs every monday night at the dubuque karate club. you can find more details on our website at kwwl.com. it's coming up on today in iowa....
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arrest after a smartphone app catches someone breaking into a woman's home. plus... making sure athletes stay safe in the cold. the special olympics winter games are underway in eastern iowa. a warm front tracking through will bring a clouds and a few snow showers this morning. and warmer temps. i'll let you know how long those will last coming up. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan. this is today in iowa." "now your storm track 7
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she's always stood strong... ...to get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights... ...went toe to toe with russia on human rights. the drug and insurance companies spent millions against her... ...but hillary didn't quit until eight million children got health care. i've never been called a quitter and i won't quit on you. she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world.
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from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: we will have a few snow showers today and will warm up for the next couple of days. more snow will track in on friday and that will
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weekend. some of those snow showers are showing up on the radar now, but not everyone will see much other than clouds and a few flurries this morning. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will
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few snowflakes, but will mainly have clouds with more sun for the afternoon. temps are already warmer than they were most of yesterday with more teens and even some 20s to our west. wind chills are still in the at 5 to 15 mph that will continue keeping us warmer than normal warmer air working into the quarter of an inch, if you see sunday night lows could approach nearly 4-hundred athletes made way to eastern iowa for the special olympics winter games. the athletes are taking part in snowshoeing in dubuque. because of the below zero wind chill yesterday -- organizers decided put in place certain measures to keep athletes safe and warm, such as waiting in doors until they have "it is awesome! i don't let anything get me down."
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team mates...i'm keeping warm, having gloves." organizers also gave them hand and foot warmers. it's coming up on today in iowa.... the n-f-l opens the door for the rams to move back to the city of angels after more than two decades. plus... it's a zamboni-like machine and its job is to clean up messy neighborhoods. we'll tell you what it is coming up. stay with k-w-w-l, we've got you covered. a smartphone app helps po you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. the bottom line of this economy is that it is rigged. what this campaign is about is to demand that we create an economy that works for all of us
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if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty.
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eastern iowa home. ashley bruno called police after she saw people breaking into her mother's waterloo home...through a surveillance camera app on her smart phone. the app is called "warden-cam" home security...and it's free for all smart- phone users. ashley installed the app through a tablet at her mom's house..which connected back to her phone. the front door this time. man, so once i hear that, i have my best kids on the camera yelling "get the tv get the tv...and my handprints are on the safe!" ashley says she recognized at least one person from the app- one of her brother's friends.. police found him a short while after,
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the map of n-f-l teams has been stable for years. that's about to change. 30 of 32 nfl owners approved the rams relocation from st. louis to los angeles. the rams will temporarily call the l-a coliseum home and will eventually play in a new facility in inglewood, about 10 miles from downtown l-a. a couple of furry felines proved opposites really do attract. a siberian tiger cub and an african lion cub are being raised as sisters at six flags great adventure in central new jersey. the two typically would never meet in the wild... but people are wild over their pairing.... and the tiny cubs appear to agree. we've seen crows around eastern iowa in winter. they can leave behind a mess...and we may have found a way for cities to clean it up.
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this is being used in portland, oregon. this green zamboni-like machine is operated by a homeless-to- work program employee. it costs two- thousand dollars a month to rent... versus so, i definitely appreciate anything to help keep our beautiful city clean and not have to worry about walking on who knows what." it will be a familiar sight for the city until the crows leave in the spring. it's coming up on today in iowa.... you've certainly heard about hospital volunteers who hold babies to need attention. now, that idea is spreading to a farm. here's a live look at
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but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard and pay into it, so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise) hey candidates!
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baby goats. the virginia farm is expecting 90-baby goats to be born over the next few weeks... too many for the farm workers to handle on their own own. so the farm is hoping some help. no experience is necessary... just a
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the babies. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. light snow showers this morning (up to inch)... warmer with even higher temps for thursday. snow returns on friday with arctic air rushing in for the weekend. highs on saturday will be in the teens with only
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in iowa." now on today in iowa: the morning after the state of the union. the president's being criticized -- and so is the republican who
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plus -- the countdown to the caucus. the republican frontrunner rolls through eastern iowa -- and draws a big crowd. and it's a second chance for shelter dogs. plus, a new perspective for partnership coming up. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. while there are still plenty of single digits out there this morning, we are actually warming up...although wind chills are still well into the negatives. south winds have taken over at 5 to 15 mph and will keep that warmer air tracking in as a warm front tracks through. this has brought a blanket of clouds, but also a few snow showers that will continue to track through this morning,
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this afternoon. we will end up with around a quarter inch of snow (where it snows), but it will also be warmer. highs will be closer to we begin this morning with reaction to the state of the union. iowa senator chuck grassley says the way the president down- played the threat of terrorism is quote alarming. the president's final state of the union had a different feel to it. instead of giving a long list of proposals, he touched on four big issues the u-s needs to address over the next decade: the economy, climate change, politics that divide the country -- and he did talk about national security. this is one thing he said. "when you come after americans, we go after you. it may take time, but we have long memories, and our reach has no limits." senator grassley says the president needs to do more to focus on the safety of americans. the official republican response came from south carolina governor nikki haley. she criticized the president's time in
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new direction. she also seemed to take a shot "in many parts of society today, whether in popular culture, results. some people think that difference. that is just not true." governor haley was quickly criticized by some conservatives -- including ann coulter. the conserative commentator tweeted -- quote -- trump should deport nikki haley. speaking of the race for president, the current president said he would make his speech shorter last night because... "i know some of you are a little antsy to get back to iowa." he said he would offer any of the candidates tips after the speech if they were interested. one candidate who wasn't in washington last night: donald trump. he campaigned in cedar falls. trump is back on top in iowa -- at least in one new poll. he
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i'm not having people give me checks for millions. think they're doing that for their health? trump also talked about the big news that broke yesterday: the 10 u-s sailors taken into custody by iran. and a major development this morning about that story. iran says the u-s sailors have been freed. they were on a training mission when one of their boats started having problems and drifted into iranian waters. an eviction turns into a tragedy. a 12-year-old girl was shot to death by police -- by mistake. it happened in pennsylvania. authorities say an officer was serving an eviction notice at an apartment. they say a man threatened the officer with a rifle. the officer then shot at him -- hitting the man -- but also a standing behind her father. a teenager in ohio is dead after his father shot him by mistake. the man mistook his son for a thief -- breaking into the home. cincinnati police say the boy skipped
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his home through the basement. police say his father got a gun when he heard a noise... son relationship that he...he always went out of the way to everybody else and made sure that his head was always clear and stuff. i know his dad is really heartbroken after this and i pray for the family." prosecutors are now reviewing the case. rescue crews are needed when a man becomes trapped in a sewer line. it happened yesterday in oakland. a plumbing contractor was working on a sewer line when the trench collapsed. at last check -- they were still trying to get him out. firefighters hope practice makes perfect for kids during an emergency. cedar rapids firefighters are helping 30 schools this year with 9-1-1 training -- including grant wood elementary. students get one-on-one training to make a 9-1-1 call, as they talk to a firefighter acting as "they showed us a picture of someone trying to do something
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questions by the dispatcher such as their name and address. about half of the third graders didn't know their home address or a phone number. students say the training made them feel more comfortable to make a 9-1-1 call if they ever money for schools is the focus as governor terry branstad begins the new year for lawmakers. the governor gave his condition of the state address yesterday. matt breen was in des moines and gives us a recap. terry branstad, (r) iowa. facing 4-percent hike from the senate-- schools the stability, predictability and funding they need and deserve," branstad said. "as promised, the governor proposed a 20-year extension of the state's penny sales tax. it would generate $20-billion for schools, and another $4-billion for water quality," said matt breen. "this is a monumental investment in both education funding and water quality and does it without raising taxes,"
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still, some in the governor's own party are skeptical. "i'm uncomfortable changing the direction of the tax, and i'm uncomfortable extending it without the voters saying so," said sen. jason schultz, (r) schleswig others, like john wills, who represents the environmentally-sensitive iowa great lakes, want to know more about the plan. "i'd be cautiously optimistic," said rep. john wills, (r) spirit lake. "of course, i do want to make sure that we don't do something that the voters back at the counties-- every county approved the save-- but they approved it with 100-percent of the money going to the schools." funding beyond the sales tax sunset in 2029 may be too good with the extended penny, not talking about whether to extend the penny," said dr, paul gausman, sioux city community schools superintendent. in des moines, matt breen, kwwl news. the governor also talked about
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trafficking, combating domestic violence and finding money for drug and mental health courts. the estimated powerball jackpot is now expected to be worth 1.5 billion dollars. and that number could continue to rise today before the drawings this evening. but what could you buy if you win this jackpot? kwwl's amanda gilbert did some research on that....she joins us live in cedar falls with more on some interesting ways you could spend your winnings. i'm inside casey's right now... they told me they've been seeeing alot of people buying powerball tickets throughout the week.... now chances of winning this jackpot are one in 292.2 million but someone has to win.... and if you do.... i'd suggest
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lot of it... but there are some pretty big purchases you could make: 1. you could buy at least 90 undeveloped private islands off the coast of dubai 2. you could buy more than 7 basketball shoes 3. if you are big sports fan... you can buy some professional sports teams... for eample the san antonio spurs are worth one 4. and this is my personal favorite.... if you are hungry... you can get 350 million 4 for 4 dollar combos from wendy's... and over 2 million medium two-topping pizzas from dominoes. we've got you covered live in cedar falls... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. you can catch the powerball drawing at 10 p.m tonight right here on kwwl. powerball fever has thousands of
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buy tickets. but a little- known u-s law could trip them up. the law says if a canadian buys a ticket, takes it home, then tries to bring it back into the u-s --- they risk breaking a law on importing so-called "immoral articles." percent u.s." "it's great for businesses. it brings a lot of people in that wouldn't ordinarily be coming in." "i'd buy about 40 bucks." u-s law does not prohibit people from other countries from buying tickets or winning the lottery. a sheriff's office in wisconsin has a program that pairs shelter dogs with inmates. it's a new leash on life. lauren winfrey explains how it gives inmates a fresh start. "she looked like she gained talking about bella -- a former shelter dog who was the first to find a new home. "definitely when they get adopted, that's the best. we just had four puppies like six weeks ago, and that was a lot of
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train and care for former shelter dogs at the dane county jail work-release center. "oh, it's great. you learn a whole bunch. you know you have to put yourself in the dog's position to know how they're thinking and why they think that." the program started almost a year ago and since then has helped eight dogs get adopted. "the outcome has just been phenomenal of the support that chance. " a new leash on life pairs pets in need with people in need. allowing the dogs a better chance to be trained and socialized. "we have hundreds and adoptable when they come to us, and that's great. some dogs though need a little bit of by the humane society. volunteers from the jail to help with training. "here at the jail, the sheriff,
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staff, the inmates --they are those people who care. and that's making not just a big frazier says training the pups gives the inmates a purpose -- that's something he hopes they carry with them when they're no longer behind bars. we still have a lot to get to this morning: the n-f-l is on the move. at least one team will pack up and go west. and the housing market slows on one specific block. a house connected to one of the scariest movies of all time... cannot sell. a warm front tracking through will bring a clouds and a few snow showers
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for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7
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we will have a few snow showers today and will warm up for the next couple of days. more snow will track in on friday and that will bring colder temperatures for the weekend. some of those snow showers are showing up on the radar now, but not everyone will see much other than clouds and a few flurries this morning. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will catch a few snowflakes, but will mainly have clouds with more sun for the afternoon. temps are already warmer than they were most of yesterday with more teens and even some 20s to our west. wind chills are still in the negatives here with south winds at 5 to 15 mph that will continue throughout the day. clouds are along the warm front and they are squeezing out a few snow showers today, but that front will stall in the
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keeping us warmer than normal through thursday, before the cool front on the backside of the system approaches by friday. that will bring arctic air back to the midwest. it will be mild today in the region with even warmer air working into the midwest tomorrow before that colder air returns. today the southerly winds will help get us into the 20s with a few low 30s to the south. light snow this morning will add up to around a quarter of an inch, if you see more than flurries. we will keep some flurries tonight and lows will only be in the upper teens to mid 20s. partly sunny and even warmer tomorrow as highs climb into the mid to upper 30s.
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could even hit the 40 degree mark! more snow on friday as cold air returns...weekend highs will drop from the teens on saturday to the single digits on sunday. sunday night lows could approach minus ten. the arctic chill sticks around through tuesday. teens on saturday to the single digits on sunday. sunday night lows could approach minus ten. the arctic chill sticks around through tuesday. it's the i-r-s is concerned about something it has to do. go after people who haven't paid their taxes.
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plus -- the cyclones head to texas and hope to leave the longhorn state without a losing streak. the highlights next. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in marquette, machester, monticello and all of eastern iowa
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you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. the bottom line of this economy is that it is rigged. what this campaign is about is to demand that we create an economy that works for all of us rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty.
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to recover back taxes. it's getting ready to hire more private debt collectors. congress voted to outsource the work -- as part of -- all things -- a new highway bill that took effect
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critics are concerned scammers could more easily pose as i-r-s tax collectors to trick people. it's already a problem that cost consumers 20 to 30-million dollars over the last 2 years. a cafe in egypt is attracting fans of the popular n-b-c show from the 90's. the 'central perk' cafe is made to look just like the one from the show friends. the cafe is a three-hour drive from egypt's capital, but that hasn't stopped people from going. it's a movie that -- to this day -- sends chills down your spine. maybe that's why no one wants to buy the house. the home used by the killer buffalo bill in the movie silence of the lambs is for sale. in fact, it's been for sale for some time. the price has been dropped 50- thousand. it's now on the market for 250-
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cyclone fans hope the end of the movie is better than what has been rough. iowa state at texas last night. the 17-th ranked cyclones opened the season nine and oh. but they were one and two in the big 12 before last night. they're now one and three -- the final 94-91. the midwest could soon lose an n-f-l team -- to l-a. reid binion has the latest on disappointment in st. team that i loved and poured all season. in los angeles, where fans have been hanging onto rams when i heard be an inglewood stadium, set to be completed in 20-19. until then, they'll play at the l-a coliseum. and after the nation's just one team, but two. that's because the league's wednesday decision also gave the san diego chargers the green-light to join the rams within the next year. if
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finalize a deal for the move, the oakland raiders will get first dibs to take their place... ....if the teams stay put they'll get $100 million from the league for new stadiums back in saint louis, the loss is being measured not just in sentiment, but dollars and cents as well. "we've just lost out on a one billion dollar development. a budget shortfall of a minimum of four million dollars. none of that's good news for the city of saint louis." i'm reid binion, reporting no nfl franchise has moved since the oilers left houston for tennessee in 1997. only in iowa... that's what the dnr has to say about what was seen at a field office. take a look..
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front door of the d-n-r field office in manchester. the iowa dnr tweeted out this picture -- including the hashtag only in iowa. it's you're watching today in iowa on k- w-w-l.
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