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slippery it was snowy roads...how they have wreaked havoc on holiday travel and what areas to avoid... white christmas... those flakes are falling just in time to lift christmas spirits.... hear how it's all delivering central iowans the holiday feel they've been waiting all month for... hard at work... some helping hands have been busy all day prepping for an even busier day tomorrow... the hot meals all their hard work is going toward... and how you can enjoy it... even if you forgot to make a reservation... news at four front door open flakes coming down near carroll earlier today... good afternoon i'm justin surrency thank you for joining us today... it's finally feeling and looking like december but it's also creating headaches for drivers... car wrecks and pile-ups have been a common site...meteorologist brett
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update on conditions throughout the here now with an update on conditions throughout the state... first on 13... the snow and
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caught hundreds of metro drivers off guard today. channel 13's jodi whitworth joins us live with more. remember when some of us were wishing for a white christmas? well with that it seems like some drivers forgot the winter rules of the roads. hundreds of drivers fell victim to slick road condtitions today. the iowa car pile up between ames and story city on interstate 35.... while des moines police
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here everyone will be able to celebrate christmas tomorrow thats all that matters a serious accident at south east 17 - th street and park wasn't enough to dampen one family's christmas spirit. it happened late morning after this van had trouble stopping at an intersection... it ended up sliding through it -- hitting and totaling two other cars. no one was hurt. the second snowfall of the year serves as a reminder that one can never to be cautious while driving on snow and ice 032726 - i was telling my daughter how streets can be slipperyntn th ppens. es from from califora and e would like to goome now. yes yes! e iowa state patrol has yet to make an official tally of the number of accidents today... but a spokespeowith the departmentys only minor injuries arereported. you can keep trk of road conditions at 511 i-a dot g heavier snowfall than expected
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rprise... here's video shot this afternoon along interstate 35 north of ames... southbound lanes had to be shut down completely after a 15-20 car pile up made a mess of the roadway... it took crews a little under an hour to get everything cleaned up... things were still moving slow as the lanes reopened. the flakes may be falling now... but this winter's lack of snow... is saving the city money... public works says it's only spent about 10 percent of its salt budget for the year... that's about 300-thousand of the 3- point-two million the city
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now. officials say most of that was used in november's snowfall. a des moines police officer is under investigation after accidentally firing his gun at the airport... it happened inside an office there yesterday afternoon. police say 23 year old brady pratt drew his gun from his holster to practice his "quick draw skills." they say he unknowingly had his finger on the trigger and fired a round... hitting the ceiling. pratt reported the incident to his supervisor... who then notified a lieutenant. police say there's now an investigation underway... 10:13:46:16-10:14:01:19 paul parizek the fact that he was practicing pholstered maneuver....our preference is those things are reserved for a approved rangfacility, we have policies sing safe firearms and obviously there is going to be a very thorgh investigation." disciplinary acons may follow after the investigation.
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of tips in adeadl hit and run investigation... but they're all turning up dry. emmal jacob was crossing lincoln way in ames... when a vehicle hit and killed her. the iowa state student died later at the hospital. the "des moines register" reprts officers have fielded about 30 tips since then. police say most of them have been "generic" and not seful in finding the driver. even so... they ak the public to keep weighing in... the city manager's office tells us a traffic saety study will be conducted to determine if any further precautions need to be taken on campus... new data shows young iowans are among the best at saying no to illegal drugs. the "national survey on drug use and health" says the rate for 12 to 17 year old's in iowa is just over six percent. that's lower than the nationwide average... of nine percent. on the other hand... the study found iowa has the fourth highest rate of binge drinking... two percent above the national average of 23 percent. more and more people are calling
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a special census shows the population has grown by nearly seven thousand people since 20-10. according to the "des moines register".. that's up 12 percent... to just over 63-thousand people. the city conducted the special census to get more ro-use tax funds from the state. thagrowths kepig contruction crews quite usy all throughout the area... the des moines register has compiled a list of the projects that will re-shape the metro most in 2016... it names 13 construction projects... the following are some of the largest. they include new housing, a new downtown hotel, and major shopping growth in western suburbs and ankeny... the new year will also bring new retailers to jordan creek mall... oakley will open a store there this summer. it's the sunglasses retailer's first iow store. and "anthropologie" is expected to happen in latjanuary.... the clothng retaileris a division of the popular "urban outfitters." a local company is getting new busines from the hawk's rose bowl appearace...but you mightbe
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from... "we a in the middle of cyclone nation right here in ames but we are producing hawkeye apparell." sigler has been in the screen printing business for 10 years, but it's never seen a rush like this... ever since the store began pumping out rose bowl shirts, it can hardly keep up with demand. owners say employees have been working 12 hour shifts... pumping out three thousand shirts per day... most of those go to area walgreens and hy-vee stores... and should iowa bring back a win... sigler says it's ready to start readying the champion shirts... sigler estimates it's printed about 30 thousand shirts thus far. believe it or not... it's already time to start thinking about taking the christmas tree down. "metro waste authority's" winter tree collection runs from december 28th through january 8th. one green "compost it!" sticker must be attached to each. stickers are a dollar 25 and are sold at grocery, hardware, and convenience stores. trees must be free of
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iowans can celebrate the new year alongside a white house hopeful... democrat bernie sanders is hosting a new years eve party next week. it'll take place at the "des moines savery hotel" in the "savery ballroom." it's free and open to the public... though r-s-v-p's are recommended. sanders will campaign in iowa... in the days leading up to the party. a metro lottery winner in iowa is without his prize this evening... the 20-year-old was supposed to be the winner of 100-thousand-dollars but was denied his prize because of his age. he is now facing underage gambling charges. police say he purchased the ticket at a convenience store here in des moines. that store is now also facing suspension for failing to check the man's i-d. after taxes, he would have taken home about 70-thousand dollars... university of iowa police are giving themselves a makeover for a good cause... officer jackie anderson's mom is receiving chemotherapy for lung cancer... and doesn't like to go out in public without
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so anderson shaved her own head as a sign of encouragement. then pretty soon... her coworkers started jumping on board as well.... on monday when we got together, you know, i told them i wouldn't trade any of them, that i'm really fortunate to work with guys like that, so i really appreciate them. anderson says this is her mom's second time fighting cancer. a total of eight officers shaved their head in support. a metro group is working hard today to make sure no one is left hungry for the holidays... "hope ministries" will serve about 25 hundred elderly, home bound, and low income iowans tomorrow. some of those meals will be delivered to the doorsteps of those who've reserved them ahead of time. however no reservations are necessary for the meal being served at the organization's "hope cafe." that's located along sixth avenue in des moines. it runs from noon to one-30... and finally, keeping tabs on santa is easier than ever this evening... "norad" is tracking santa's
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for 60 years the north american aerospace defense command has had 'eyes in the sky', so they can follow every stop on saint nick's magical journey. you can also play games, watch videos, and learn about santa's history there. you can track santa yourself... just go to our website... who-tv-dot com still ahead on the news at four... it really gets everybody in the 25 30 christmas spirit...everybody getting on the road. it looks like central iowans will get a white christmas after all... or at least a white christmas eve... coming up, even though that means a slippery ride to grandma's house... hear why people say they don't mind that at all... and later... we take a look back at some of the very best movie moments this year. plus, the race for the biggest of all is still up in the air... hear how far this film has to go to break box office barriers. well no need to dream of a white
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iowa today... and those flakes came in a little heavier than some expected... channel 13s roger riley was in carroll county today when the white stuff started coming down... along highway 30 in carroll county the snow started getting heavy after
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glidden...most found this a welcome site.. sotit really gets everybody in the 25 30 christmas spirit...everybody getting on the road. at the glidden country store they kept busy with people heading out on the roads. brian hogenson of ames is heading to carroll were gonna have a white christmas we didnt think so a week ago.. even on christmas eve...people still need fuel 2720 32 i dont mind the snow one bit ill drive thru it. in carroll shoppers scurried from store to store looking for that last gift. but most too busy to talk about the weather.. but at sams sodas and sandwiches the snow helped lighten the mood... 11:55 for me growing up on the farm it means sleigh riding on christmas day going out having a snow ball fight when we were kids... 2555 beautiful this makes christmas....this is putting everybody in a great mood. standup 'while some may appreciate having a little white christmas eve while they are last minute shopping,
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members out traveling...on slick roads.. in carroll rr ch 13 news the heavy snow also meant more snow plow drivers were busy today to help people get to their destination... the weather has quieted down this evening with snow exiting the state, the weather has quieted down this evening with snow exiting the state, but roads will likely remain slick for the remained of the night. allow extra time during travel tonight, and use winter driving skills. additional stopping distance will be likely
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drop tthe weather has quieted down this evening with snow exiting the state,
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slick for the remained of the night. allow extra time during travel tonight, and use winter driving skills. additional stopping distance will be likely in many spots. temperatures will drop to lows in the upper 20s. christmas day will be quiet and pleasant in central iowa. skies will be partly sunny and temperatures will reach 40. more clouds and rain are expected on sunday with colder air arriving for the work week and highs back in the 30s. we're watching for the potential for some snow
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the weather has quieted down this evening with snow exiting the state, but roads will likely remain slick for the remained of the night. allow extra time during travel tonight, and use winter driving skills. additional stopping distance will be likely in many spots. temperatures will drop to lows in the upper 20s. christmas day will be quiet and pleasant in central iowa. skies will be partly sunny and temperatures will reach 40. more clouds and rain are expected on sunday with colder air arriving for the work week and highs back in the 30s. we're watching for the potential for some snow monday- tuesday. still ahead... movie moments...
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the weather has quieted down this evening with snow exiting the state, but roads will likely remain slick for the remained of the night. allow extra time during travel tonight, and use winter driving skills. additional stopping distance will be likely in many spots. temperatures will
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the upper 20s. christmas day will be quiet and pleasant in central iowa. skies will be partly sunny and temperatures will reach 40. more clouds and rain are expected on sunday with colder air arriving for the work week and highs back in the 30s. we're watching for the potential for some snow monday- tuesday. still ahead... movie moments...
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back through the best popcorn popping material of 2015. hear why box offices are up
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the year's seen more than its share of big hits in the box office... and this one is putting an exclamation point on it all... "star wars: the force awakens" is set to break some big records... but it wasn't the only movie raking in big bucks this year. mark barger takes a look back at
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2015's biggest box office question is still up in the air. nats whether 'star wars: the force awakens' blistering start will propel it to eventually challenge "avatar"'s all time box office record....two point eight billion dollars worldwide. the only way you can make avatar or titanic money is if you have a film people will go back and see 3, even 4 times. that's what helped vault 2015's biggest summer hit..."jurassic world" into third place all time. nats "brian, tez, blow it!" 'furious 7' raced its way into the number five spot.... nats "roar!" "avengers age of ultron" was right behind at number 6.....each one huge hits. "2015 is going to be remembered as one of these years that doesn't come along very often as far as mammoth box office." jennifer lawrence's "hunger
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group of films bringing in more than 200 million dollars.... "when you have a huge franchise like hunger games, starring a woman that does very well. or a movie like trainwreck, written by and starring a woman, that does exceptionally well, god!" amy schumer's comedy brought in more than 100 million dollars.... so did melissa mccarthy's espionage gigglefest, "spy". three major success stories for female-driven films. "that's a trend we're going to see continuing more and more as the years progress." and this year could still crack 11 billion dollars in u.s. box office...an all time record. "i don't think we're going to see a year like this for quite a long time." films to come in 2016. mark barger, nbc news. we'll be right back with your top stories... right after the
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last-minute snow... we take a check on local conditions... and what problems holiday travelers are facing elsewhere mall shooting... a north carolina mall locked down.. after one person is shot... we bring you the latest at this hour... and what police think started it all... 'tis the season for sniffling and sneezing... but this year, lurking germs may not be the problem. hear why doctors say your stuffy head is likely not a cold.... and what's to blame instead. news at four front door flakes are coming down in carroll county... and
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eve... good afternoon thank you for joining us today i'm justin surrency... the snow and slippery conditions caught hundreds of metro drivers off guard today. hundreds of drivers fell victim to slick road conditions around the noon hour... the iowa state patrol responded to a 20 car pile up between ames and story city that shut down interstate 35.... while des moines police responded to dozens of calls here... this van had trouble stopping at an intersection near 17th and park... it ended up sliding through it -- hitting and totaling two other cars. luckily, no one was hurt... 023610 - everyone is safe, everyone will be able to celebrate christmas tomorrow thats all that matters for information on road conditions across the state... you can visit 511 i -a dot org at least 10 people are dead and dozens injured after a rare winter tornado outbreak in mississippi, arkansas and tennessee.
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they are images we are used to seeing in early spring.. not during christmas. homes ripped apart from tornados. all part of a powerful storm system that swept across the south and parts of the midwest. mississippi :14 - :20"this should be a joyous holiday season. for many it is not." the worst of it hit late wednesday with deadly tornados touching down in three states. in perry county, tennessee.. west of nashville.. rescuers searched for people buried under the rubble. "we spent much of last night trying to extract the people that was trapped. after several hours we were able to get them to safety." in marshall county, mississippi... a seven year old boy died when the vehicle he was in was struck by a tornado. 18 people there were transported to the hospital in ambulances with many more injured. "i could not even begin to tell you how many walking wounded went to
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own." people are returning to assess the damage as power crews work to restore electricity. "considering what has happened, it's bad but it could have been a lot worse. while the risk of tornados is diminishing. the concern now is flash flooding across parts of the southeast and mid-atlantic... with more thunderstorms expected the christmas holiday. sarah dallof, nbc news new at four... one person is dead after shots were fired inside a north carolina mall. police say two groups of people were fighting inside the charlotte mall when one of them opened fire. they say a gunman was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer... who was working at the mall. witnesses say they heard several shots fired.. and shoppers ran toward the exits.. we'll have more on this coming up in the news at five. in chicago... protestors stopped activity on a popular shopping strip... dozens of black lives matters protesters piled onto magnificent mile this afternoon... they're
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resign following a federal police to the fatal shooting of 16-year old laquan mcdonald by police officer jason van officer. protestors say they chose the who'll be shopping there. :30 - :40 "this is where the rich and powerful shop and the wannabes. and so in order to get the attention of the kind of people that rahm listens to, we have to come to the people. they won't come to us so we come to them." the protests come as authorities release dispatch audio from that shooting... and we've got... asking for a taser for an offender with a knife. the audio comes from october of last year... prosecutors say officer van dyke stepped from his squad car and immediately started shooting.... he's now charged with first degree murder. no other officer at the scene fired a shot. overnight another wave of protests caused problems for those in minneapolis... today, black
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calling it a success... they managed to disrupt operations at the nation's largest mall during holiday shopping -- and at the airport. jennifer mayerle has more. "no justice no peace, prosecute the police." black lives matter supporters flooded the light rail line to the humphrey terminal -- protesters determined to have their message heard. officers tried to prevent the group from getting in to a secure area. the airport shutdown security checkpoints for a short time in case protesters made it inside. another group of stood hand in hand blocking the road leading to terminal 1. nats - black lives, they matter here. the move snarled traffic -- and stopped people from being able to get to the airport. the effort was part of a larger coordinated protest in six cities around the country. the group started at mall of america. and even before protesters arrived, businesses closed in anticipation of the disruption. some temporarily turned customers away. yesterday i had a much busier
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75 percent so i believe it is affecting the business."black lives matter protesters chanted in the rotunda. uniformed officers, some with masks and sticks -- nats - this demonstration is not authorized. asked everyone in the area to leave -- police made some arrests. nobody was hurt and nothing was damaged. the group left after about an hour - a diversion to then get people to the airport. i think it was successful we were able to shut down terminal 1, we shut down the mall on the inside and outside."nats - justice, no peace. the group says they want justice for jamar clark - the 24 year old who was shot and killed by minneapolis police last month. they also want video of the shooting released. and in the bigger picture, the group wants an overhaul of the justice system. the unusually warm weather is causing many people to confuse their allergies with being sick. doctors say sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes right now are
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to allergies... not colds. that's because there's been no long-term freezing to kill weeds... so plants like ragweed keep sending pollen into the air. mold spores that live in the grass are usually gone by now too... but they're causing a second-round of problems. the weather has quieted down this evening with snow exiting the state, but roads will likely remain
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my mom's name is irene, and she has alzheimer's. adult daycare costs so much, i have to take my mom to work with me. eventually she'll require around-the-clock care. i worry about what the next step is. my mom deservesthe best care she can get. so i met hillary clinton. i could tell that she was moved by my story... because she teared up. being able to pay for daycare... to know that my mom is safe while i work so that i can continue to support us. hillary clinton has proposed real things that could help us.
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a break for those trying to win the white house. the candidates are leaving the campaign trail through the weekend to spend the holiday with their families... but before settling in...donald trump still got in a few shots against hillary clinton. nbc's jennifer johnson has the
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santa and his reindeer enjoyed the unusually high temperatures in washington, dc....but the candidate many see as the grinch trying to steal the white house is still on the attack. presidential candidate / no super needed :10-:18 "i really haven't gone after hillary yet and there's a lot to go after. she is very susceptible....the job she's done is horrible." donald trump continued his assault on democratic front- runner hillary clinton....but in a des moines register interview ...she fired back...saying... - in/out --:25/:32"i don't know that he has any boundaries at all. his bigotry, his bluster, his bullying have become his campaign." political experts say it's important for clinton to counter-punch. "one of the things you're seeing her do now is to attempt to project strength. that's very important- particularly given the tenor of the attacks that have come from trump so far." trump is still leading the republican pack by double digits on major issues....the economy....isis...and handling illegal immigrants. but party leaders worry trump's so polarizing...he can't win a
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"that's what's going on in new hampshire....with jeb bush and chris christie and some of these other candidates - saying - ah - you do not want to go with trump because you're going to put the party in a real bind." all of the candidates are taking the weekend off to enjoy the holiday...but the quiet won't last long. the candidates are back on the campaign trail monday... that includes iowa visits from trump and martin o'malley next week. the weather has quieted down this evening with snow exiting the state, but roads will likely remain slick for the remained of the night. allow extra time during travel tonight, and
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who coined the term "side bread?" because there's nothing "side" about this bread. it may look like the moon. but it's the star of the show. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. it's always worth remembering... that icing the cinnamon rolls is a privilege not a right. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm.nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there,
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and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock.
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the weather has quieted down this evening with snow exiting the state, but roads will likely remain slick for the remained of the night. allow extra time during travel tonight, and use winter driving skills. additional stopping distance will be likely in many spots. temperatures will drop to lows in
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pleasant in central iowa. skies will be partly sunny and temperatures will reach 40. more clouds and rain are expected on sunday with colder air arriving for the work week and highs back in the 30s. we're watching for the potential for some snow
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still ahead... giving in to all your christmas favorites tonight can do a serious number on your christmas spirit tomorrow. hear why doctors say sugar hangovers are real...
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around the holidays, you have to have serious willpower to not go overboard with your favorite sweets. but when you indulge in too much sweet stuff in a short block of time, you can end up with what's called a "sugar hangover." shelley roupas explains how to know when you have one... and how to recover... fast. nats jingle bells they're as christmas-y as the carols we love festive and fun sweet treats for the holidays.. 0703 37 pumpkin pie
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chocolate covered cherry 0706 23 gooby bears what's that, german candies but they're real soft 0704 13 it have to be those ritz cookies, peanut butter in the middle who can resist all the sugary sweetness 0709 49 this morning we made homemade cinnamon rolls and why would you want to sot shelley 07 1711 i mean come on who doesn't indulge extra sweet treat her to have the holidays, then you're out running your holiday errands and you don't feel so great when your little cranky and i was that you're tired all the extra sugar could be to blame 07 1723 a taste or two or ten is delish.. the problem is.. when you have too much, in too short a time there's even a name for how it makes you feel - doctors call it a "sugar hangover" 4221 it could be a sugar hangover can be very taxing on the body a sugar hangover feels a lot like having a hangover from alcohol 06 4157 it can cause brain fog you can get dehydrated body thinking to
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allergy symptoms 06 4203 a boatload of the sweet stuff makes your blood sugar spike and that's tough on your mood and your body so, if you're a little too merry this holiday, your best bet is to get back on track quickly 06 4305 the very next meal the very next day 06 4320 3/2 have some healthy fats not see the avocados salmon or fish, fiber that's going to stabilize your blood sugar too much sugar can be dehydrating dieticians say to hydrate by drinking water with lemon and that when you do satisfy your sweet tooth, take it slow and savor it 064041 there's a reason you keep going back for another piece of pie or piece of cake are you can't keep your hands out of the cookie jar theaters are very addictive 06 4049 doctors also recommend going for a brisk walk... the exercise will get your lymphatic system pumping again... helping flush out toxins from all that sugar. we'll be back in three minutes
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thanks for joining us on the channel 13 news at four ... the news at five starts right now. white christmas... snow fell just in time for the holidays... however, it is creating a headache for travelers... the problems drivers ran into... and what areas to avoid... 10:14:12:06-10:14:16:23 "we expect the same performance and same decisions out of all our officers regardless of their age." a police officer accidentally fired his gun at the des moines international airport... what police say happened... tracking santa... right now santa claus is flying around the world.... where he is at... and who is following him to make sure he has a safe flight... heavy snowflakes started to fall earlier today... just in time for the holidays... good evening and thank you for joining us tonight... i'm lyn melling... it's finally feeling and looking like december but it's also creating
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