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big monday.. iowa state gets ready to play one of the best teams in the country tonight in ames. how students are camping out at hilton for the best seats... and surviving the cold to get them. holiday is a day of giving at brenton skating plaza. start in the join in. 410417 - the whole community is in shock right now and its gonna take some time to get over that a house fire over the weekend takes the lives of a mother and her three children. hear how the community is rallying around each other this morning. it's monday, january 18th...
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up to signs of tragedy today... this is all that's left of the sorenson family home on beech street... after it went up in flames early sunday. inside the home.... a mother and her three children.... who never made it out alive. channel 13's jodi whitworth has
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this is the second deadly fire the town has seen in the last decade... in 2003, flames killed an elderly man and injured several other family members on christmas morning. investigators say a malfunctioning furnace was the cause of that fire we now know the name of an eastern iowa man shot by police last week. muscatine police say 41 year old timothy seefeldt was driving a stolen vehicle friday when officers pulled him over in a motel parking lot. he then sped off, crashing into several parked cars... and that's when the cops shot him. seefeldt is expected to survive... the iowa department of public safety is now interviewing all officers involved. a handful of white house hopefuls are planning to spend their holiday with iowans today... democrat hillary clinton and republicans marco rubio, chris
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rick santorum, carly fiorina, and rand paul all make stops across the state. paul will be in des moines later this morning... to visit the barbershop platinum cuts... that's at 11 a-m. last night... the political spotlight was focused on the democrats... hillary clinton... bernie sanders and martin omalley took the stage in charleston, south carolina last night. it was their final democratic debate before the voting starts here in iowa... questions focused on two big issues - health care and gun control. former governor of maryland martin o'malley called the issue of gun control "personal." but the attention soon turned to the two frontrunners... as they argued over sanders' "flip-flops" on gun control policies. presidential candidate :10-:14"i have a d-minus voting record from the nra." presidential candidate :15-:19"he has voted with the nra, with the gun lobby numerous times." the latest nbc news wall street journal poll shows clinton with a large lead over sanders nationally... she
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clinton has 59 percent while sanders only has 34 percent. martin o'malley gets only 2 percent. we are now just two weeks away from the iowa caucuses. cold temps aren't stopping some people from getting out and enjoying the holiday... we're taking a live look now at the ice at brenton skating plaza... yesterday cold temps proved too cold for skaters... officials had to shut down the rink for the day because of the subzero temperatures. it did reopen this morning... for the martin luther king junior holiday. and there's an incentive to bundle up this morning... your trip around the rink goes to help the homeless... the rink is free between now and 9 a-m. donations of socks or gloves are being accepted at the door... van and bonny from who radio will also be there reporting live. the rink is expected to remain
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the colder the weather gets -- the busier this rink gets... people in cedar rapids escaped the bone-chilling temps to spend time on the indoor ice. the ice arena had hundreds skaters at open skate this weekend. they're expecting an even bigger crowd today with kids off for the holiday. a big game in ames has cyclone fans pulling out all the stops this morning... no matter the temperatures. i was here for the iowa game but i was in a tent... and knowing it was going to be a little colder i got permission to take the ice house. students are already camping out at hilton coliseum for tonight's big monday game. take a look... this student is taking the whole camping game to a new level... he brought in his dad's ice house to brave the minus 27 wind chill. they've been there since saturday night... and the set-up seems far from "roughing it"... we have internet snack sleeping bags, cards, netflix...
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fans are hoping it all adds up to a little hilton magic... as isu hosts the expected #1 team in america, it'll be cyclones-sooners... tip off is set for 8 tonight... on espn. meanwhile hawk fans are on the edge of their seats... waiting to see where a weekend win will land them in the rankings. after this... they're expected to crack the top ten. the number 16 hawks come out swinging against michigan.... jarrod uthoff is all threes... he delivers 23 points. keeps widening the gap in the 2nd... they win 82-71. that leaves the hawks undefeated yet again in the big 10. hawks have some time to rest now... before they hit the road
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hawks have some time to rest now... before they hit the road thursday to
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bone-chilling temperatures continue today. nearly all of iowa is under a wind chill warning or wind chill advisory until 9am which means wind chills will be between -20 and -40. this afternoon temperatures will be back into the double digits, although this is still about 20 below average for mid-january. the winds will stay light out of the nw making it feel like 0. another wave of snow will move across the state tomorrow, with 1-3" possible in the metro. the heaviest amounts will
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start to trend up by the middle of the week, with temperatures back
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i-235 @ 22nd i-235 @ euclid i-35 @ oralabor the oscar buzz has barely started, but it's already getting some harsh feedback. and everyone's favorite golden girl is celebrating a birthday... we'll tell you all about it
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the oscar buzz has barely started, but it's already getting some harsh feedback. and everyone's favorite golden girl is celebrating a birthday... we'll tell you all about it coming up in today's trending
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it in gear with a little game of catch-up. here's a look at what's buzzing online this morning. last week's oscar nominations aren't going over so well online..... the hashtag "oscars so white"... is trending on twitter right now... it's all in reaction to this year's major acting nominees.... none which were minorities. this hashtag was
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the oscars academy for not including non-white actors. the backlash is nothing new though... the academy has faced criticism for years... because its 7- thousand voting members are mostly white, older, and male. happy birthday, betty white! the actress turned 94 years old yesterday... she's worked in show business since the 1940s... but she's of course best known for her role on "the golden girls". white was even recognized in the guinness world records' for having the longest tv career of any female entertainer. and she shows no sign of slowing down. white has said "retirement is not in my vocabulary." "the move went great. it was slow- going. we had a couple of bikes that were definitely weighed down about as far as they could be weighed down, but they all made it up the
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stuff here so we're excited." moving is never an easy feat... but this couple... had a little two- wheeled help... they enlisted over a dozen friends to wheel their furniture to their new home... that meant loading chairs, tables, lamps, and even a couch onto the bikes... then pedaling more than two-miles through downtown atlanta. organizers say it was slow going, but the idea was to spend time with friends and be active along the way. s/ susan chan/ dog yoga participant :11 "i feel really, really good. it's kind of a really close relationship with my dog. getting close to him. and the heart to heart. i like it." another year... another dog yoga record.... 270 dogs and their owners took
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hong kong yesterday. participants massaged, twisted and stretched their furry friends in a series of poses.... which was apparently needed relaxation and bonding in the fact-paced city. the previous record for largest "doga" class was set just last year... in san diego... where they had 265
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and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to playby the rules if i'm president? you better believe it.
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prayers answered... sunday service proved particularly joyful for a metro church... hear how members are being touched by an american hostage... they've never met. service day.. the mlk junior holiday is a day of giving at brenton skating plaza. how they're getting an early start in the cold weather and how you can join in. 410417 - the whole community is in shock right now and its gonna take some time to get over that a house fire over the weekend takes the lives of a mother and her three children. hear how the community is rallying around each other this morning. it's monday, january 18th...
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i-80 @ jordan creek i-235 @ mlk first on 13... a deadly show of smoke and ice has the community of boxholm waking
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383421 - its the most devastating thing to ever think about is you know you go to work and you come home and youve lost everything and i mean everything flames broke out in the back of this family home on beech street around one a-m yesterday. inside the home... was a mother and her three children.... nearly a dodoen fire departments fought to rescue them from the flames... but below zero temperatures quickly turned water to ice... 27 year old amber sorenson, her two daughterss9 year old riley and 6 year old autumn... along with her four year old son...brayden... all died. firefighters say the four had been huddled together in an upstairs bedroom... 484712 - we had a tough time, there were nine fire departments, we froze up 6 trucks, 2 fire hydrants and drained a water tower and hauled water from 3 miles south of town at the xenia rural tower and froze it up, then ended up going 6 miles
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huffman - fire chief, boxholm fire officials believe the flames were caused by a space heater that was being used to keep pets warm. for ways you can help the soresen family... we have information on our website, who tv dot com. a handful of white house hopefuls are planning to spend their holiday with iowans today... democrat hillary clinton and republicans marco rubio, chris christie, rick santorum, carly fiorina, and rand paul all make stops across the state. meanwhile...democratic party leaders and activists in iowa are getting ready for the much-watched caucus night showdown. the iowa democratic party trained caucus volunteers yesterday at the plumbers and steamfitters training center in des moines. this year the state parties are turing to a smart phone app to keep caucus night organized... one person at each caucus site will enter the caucus night results into the app.
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headquarters here in des moines. both political parties are planning to use the technology.... republican rand paul is still speaking out about his disappointment with being left off the main stage in the last debate... 16:44:03:11-16:44:31:14 "the republican party needs to wake up and they need to understand that how do you think these young people feel that we were pushed out of the debate...i'm guessing it makes them mad...it made me mad so i think that ultimately the republican party needs to decide we have one more debate it's going to be here in iowa before the iowa caucus and i think it would be a big mistake to exclude...and believe me...if they though i was loud the last time...they are going to hear from me if they think they can push us out again." paul and volunteers made campaign calls at paul's iowa headquarters in des moines yesterday. he's trying to recruit as many college students as possible... paul remains in the metro this morning... he plans to speak at platinum kutz in des moines at 11 a-m... the iowa
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local christians are celebrating the safe return of a fellow american today... pastor saeed abedini was one of three americans held captive in iran for the past 14 months. channel 13's reid chandler shows us how he's now inspiring the people of living waters fellowship in des moines... 12:15:27 "this should be a day that we are excited in christianity." - rob keller - des moines united by faith, these christians in des moines are celebrating the release of a prisoner they've never even met. 11:52:35 "mainly because we're fellow believers in christ, he's our brother in christ. the word of god teaches us to come alongside those who are in prison being persecuted. so we come alongside them in prayer, and also in support." - rob keller - des moines rob keller's congregation has been campaigning for the release of american pastor, saeed abedini, since 20-12, when they learned of his imprisonment in iran. 11:53:29 "it's awesome, it's awesome. i can't even tell you how we felt yesterday morning. texts were coming in, facebook was going crazy. just all over the world, people are celebrating today. fellow christians are
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because this brother in christ was released from prison, who was not held for any other reason besides being a christian and because of his christian faith." - rob keller - des moines 14 months of careful diplomacy... u-s officials finally securing the release of five u-s citizens from iranian prison saturday. local christians calling it "god's work." 11:57:00 "it feels unreal. yesterday, my husband was upstairs, and he screamed the news to me, and i just ran upstairs, and we were all just so excited. i know everyone from this church probably feels the same way. it's just like they're our own family. we just love them so much and what they're going through." - amy orozco - des moines though these people don't know pastor saeed, they say they feel connected to him through christ. hosting his wife last fall for a fundraiser, these locals relied on steadfast faith to set him free. 11:54:37 "we knew that god would hear our prayers one day." - rob keller - des moines three years, a lot of prayer, and faith. an international victory for christians...a local celebration for a total stranger.
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attention... then he and other prisoners will finally return to their lives in america. martin luther king junior day means exploring science for kids in th metro today... the science center of iowa is offering free admission fro the holiday... visitors can get in all the exhibits and programs. that includes a traveling exhibit focused on race... called "race are we so different" it's intended to spark conversation about cultural, racial and ethnic differences. the center is open from 10 to five today. cold temps aren't stopping some people from getting out and enjoying the holiday... we're taking a live look now at the ice at brenton skating plaza... yesterday cold temps proved too cold for skaters... officials had to shut down the rink for the day because of the
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temperatures. it did reopen this morning... for the martin luther king junior holiday. and there's an incentive to bundle up this morning... your admission to the rink is free between now and 9 a-m. all you have to do is bring a donation of socks or gloves for the homeless. van and bonny from who radio will also be there reporting live. the rink is expected to remain open until 9 tonight. the colder the weather gets -- the busier this rink gets... people in cedar rapids escaped the bone-chilling temps to spend time on the indoor ice. the ice arena had hundreds skaters at open skate this weekend. skaters say they're lucky to have to indoor option... sot: "everybody thought i was crazy when i told them at work i was going ice skating, but it's actually nicer in here than it is outside so i'd rather be inside skating today than outside skating today, it's freezing." the rink is expecting an even bigger crowd today with kids off for the
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bone-chilling temperatures continue today. nearly all of iowa is under a wind chill warning or wind chill advisory until 9am which means wind chills will be between -20 and -40. this afternoon temperatures will be back into the double digits, although this is still about 20 below average for mid-january. the winds will stay light out of the nw making it feel like 0. another wave of snow will move across the state tomorrow, with 1-3" possible in the metro. the heaviest amounts will be south of i-80. temperatures will start to trend up by the middle
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into the lower 30s by the
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metro locations - 3 locations now!!!! non-deployed - holiday ------------------------ -------------------------------- -- however there are 2 locations for polk county 4800 ne 3rd st
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which governor made his state number one in job creation? which governor led the fight to stop obamacare expansion in his state? and which governor laid out a tough plan to destroy isis months before the paris attacks? jeb bush. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. our top story... a deadly house fire has the community of boxholm gathering together this morning... this family home on beech street broke out in flames around one a-m yesterday. inside... was a mother and her three children.... nearly a dozen fire departments came together to rescue them from the flames... but below zero temperatures quickly turned water to ice... and crews couldn't get inside... 27 year old amber sorenson, her two daughters... and her son all
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by a space heater. brenton skating plaza is back in business this morning... yesterday officials had to shut down the rink because of the subzero temperatures. it has reopened this morning... for the martin luther king junior holiday. and things are going to be busy from now until nine a-m... entrance to the rink is free. a donation of socks or gloves for the homeless is welcomed. the rink is expected to remain open until 9 tonight. democratic hopefuls are fresh off the political spotlight this morning... last night... hillary clinton... bernie sanders and martin omalley took the stage in charleston, south carolina last night. it was their final democratic debate before the voting starts here in iowa... questions focused on two big issues - health care and gun control. we are now just two weeks away from the iowa caucuses. ready or not, the start to tax season is upon us... tomorrow the i-r-s starts accepting individual electronic tax
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150-million returns are predicted to be made this year... with more than four out of five returns using tax preparation software. the deadline for filing your
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i-80/35 @ university i-235 @ 22nd i-35 @ corporate woods a big game in ames has cyclone
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a big game in ames has cyclone fans pulling out all the stops this morning... no matter the temperatures. i was here for the iowa game but i was in a tent... and knowing it was going to be a little colder i got permission to take the ice house. students are already camping out at hilton coliseum for tonight's big monday game. take a look... this student is taking the whole camping game to a new level... he brought in his dad's ice house to brave the minus 27 wind chill. they've been there since saturday night... and the set-up seems far from "roughing it"... we have internet snack sleeping bags, cards, netflix... electricity.
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it'll be cyclones-sooners... tip off is set for 8 tonight... on espn. meanwhile hawk fans are on the edge of their seats... waiting to see where a weekend win will land them in the rankings. after this... they're expected to crack the top ten. the number 16 hawks come out swinging against michigan.... jarrod uthoff delivers 23 points. iowa leads through half time and keeps widening the gap in the 2nd... they win 82-71. hawks hit the road thursday to take on the rutgers. now here's matt lauer with a
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on the today
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good morning. the gloves come off in the final democratic debate before the iowa caucuses. hillary clinton and bernie sanders spar over guns, banks and health care. >> to tear it up and start over again, pushing our country back into that kind of a contentious debate, i think is the wrong direction. >> you received over $600,000 in speaking fees from goldman sachs in one year. >> while republicans donald trump and ted cruz trade new insults of their own. we have the campaigns covered.
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