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wednesday.08:09:42 'i think this is an attempt to sort of intimidate people into not trying to sell guns privately gun sellers react to the president's emotional announcement yesterday... hear why they're taking it as more of a reminder than a change... phone support... the state is helping iowans who want to lose weight in 2016. a look inside what they're serving up... to keep you on track. crosswalk concern.. iowa state is taking measures to keep students safe where a deadly accident happened last month. hear what it'll mean for students come monday. it's wednesday, january 6th... today in iowa starts now.... today will be cloudy with drizzle at times and some light snow. temperatures will vary across the state with highs in the metro staying in the 30s. northern iowa will be a little cooler and that is where we will see some freezing drizzle possible. all should remain light. the heaviest snow will be during the evening commute with under one inch possible. more rain is expected on thursday and friday. through friday morning,
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see up to a half inch of rain. cold air pushes in friday night through saturday. this will lead to snow fall across the state with 1 to 3" possible through early saturday morning. temperatures will be much colder for the weekend with highs in the teens and overnight lows in
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first on 13... a push to keep
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is moving forward this morning... that's as students get ready to crowd campus again... and cross a deadly intersection on their way to class.. that's what emmalee jacobs was doing three weeks ago when she was hit and killed on lincoln way... officers have yet to find the driver who killed her. public works officials say they already had plans to launch a safety push... but those plans were sped up after jacobs was killed... come monday, they'll be passing out fliers reminding students to cross carefully... the intersection already has audio and visual crossing cues... but now, they're assessing
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'well likely do a pedestrian count, traffic counts, potentially a speed study but the elements havent been defined yet.' 'there might be some improvements we can still make at that intersection.' since the accident police have looked at nearly 30-tips in the case. all turned up nothing. and if you have any information about the case.. this is the number to call... story county crime stoppers at 515-382- 7577. the case for another deadly crash will come up in court today... police say troy mure junior was speeding when he crashed into a tree last month ... killing his passenger, scalicity perez. he is now charged with vehicular homicide by reckless driving... police also thought he may have been intoxicated at the time... but those charges were dropped last month... mure claims he was speeding to get away from another car that was chasing him. he's entered a written arraignment for his appearance in polk county court today.
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with an arrest last night. police were trying to pull over a driver... when they say he drove across a grassy area near m-l-k parkway and 19th street. the driver then hit a snowbank.. and took off on foot near the smokey row coffee shop. he was caught a short time later. police have are not yet releasing the suspect's name or charges. 45 iowa guard soldiers are on their way home this morning... the soldiers were deployed to a missouri town... where severe flooding knocked out their water treatment plant. soldiers have spent the past six days purifying enough water for the entire town. now that mission is wrapping up... and they are all expected to return home by this evening. ice is expected to be a problem on des moines streets soon... that was the case last night... a man driving this truck lost control on interstate-235 and crashed into the ditch... the driver attempted to get back on the road but spun out and crashed into the cement barrier.... no one was
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gun sellers are reacting this
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announced yesterday they'll be watched more closely... the a-t-f says his words were less about changing the rules... and more about reminding sellers what's legal and what isn't.... the problem lies in who is required to have a firearms license and conduct background checks... sellers explain it all depends on how you define gun seller... sot: 2:41:00 'so thats not an occasional sale to enhance your own collection, and thats not an occasional sale to a family member or a friend, those are all perfectly legal, without a federal firearms license, sellers do need a license if they sell guns on a regular
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of making a profit. both a-t-f and president obama say it doesnt matter whether the sales happen in a brick and mortar shop, online or at a gunshow. to buy a handgun for the first time, iowans must be 21... have a concealed carry permit... and show a valid driver's license. you can buy long guns starting at 18... as long as you pass a background check and show a driver's license. iowa leaders say they are focused on cleaning up the state's rivers... but it could come at a cost to iowa schools... governor branstad wants iowa's one- cent statewide sales tax to be sit between schools... and clean waterway efforts. his plan would guarantee schools their current funding... plus an additional 10 million... any tax revenue that comes in above that... would then go towards water quality efforts. he calls it a win win, but it could cost schools if lawmakers vote not to extend the tax. the idea has already won over at least
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i think you'll see significant portion ...working with legislators and governors' office...refining it and ultimately to pass it.....maintain quality of our water." other lawmakers aren't so sure.. we're expecting to hear more about branstad's plan in his condition of the state address next tuesday. next weekend a popular des moines restaurant reopens its doors... a kitchen fire forced a-dong restaurant on high street to close last august. the fire caused extensive damage... requiring a complete renovation... after five months.... owners are nearly ready to show off their work. for some customers... the reopening can't come fast enough. we come usually every tuesday morning and have a bite.
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we'll be here the first day. while the restaurant will look a little different.. owners say their food will stay the same. plenty of iowans are starting the new year by changing what they're plating up... to stay healthy. but it's not always so simple to stay on track... channel 13's josh nguyen is live with a nutritionist this morning to show us a new way of doing just that... good morning, josh! bettrlife: free app that offers food logging and helps you structure a meal plan with similar people to you. can help facilitate your ability to be guided by a nutritionist, have a plan as to what you are going to eat, items planned go to a shopping list as well as to a logger making it easy for people to log. system results can be then shown back to a coach. also person can be assigned a support group where people have similar issues can discuss aspects of their health with
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still ahead... winter blues may have you doing a little less of this... but one town has a plan to bring the chuckling back... we'll show you how they're doing it in a place typically reserved for
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on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she gets the job done for us. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. today will be cloudy with drizzle at times and some light snow. temperatures will vary across the state with highs in the metro staying in
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little cooler and that is where we will see some freezing drizzle possible. all should remain light. the heaviest snow will be during the evening commute with under one inch possible. more rain is expected on thursday and friday. through friday morning, some parts of southern iowa may see up to a half inch of rain. cold air pushes in friday night through saturday. this will lead to snow fall across the state with 1 to 3" possible through early saturday morning. temperatures will be much colder for the weekend with highs in the teens and overnight lows
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libraries are typically reserved
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but after the break... see how one town is throwing that
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out the door... all in the name
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a new program in the quad cities is aimed at getting more people to laugh... at what's usually considered a quiet space. jenna morton shows us why one woman in illinois is trying to bring laughter to her community. sometimes all you need is a good laugh... but as people get older sometimes they forget to do so.... 'as we get older we you know become inhibited we tend to you know have so much stress you got work, you got family whatever the case may be and we stifle that laughter." it was the case for kathi fluck 'it just came to me one day i thought you know i dont laugh like i used to i mean a really good belly laugh.' after doing research she found there were laughter groups across the country but none in the quad city area.... so she wanted to bring some laughter to geneseo... a certified laughter leader was invited to lead tuesday's group....teaching them laughing exercising...for carol sears it wasn't hard to do... 'this was something different. ive never been to a laugh factory before hahaha but ive always had a lot of good laughs hahahaha.' reminding people it's good for their health... "your overall well being, good for your mind, it just makes you feel good especially in the winter months you know we tend to be more depressed so if we laugh it helps.' and proving laughter
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"its important to have some laughter and some good times and share that with people because its contagious.' thank you very much. don't
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