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tuesday.hilton magic.. iowa state beats the number one team in the country at home. a look at some of the highlights from the big monday game. offender search.. a sex offender who walked away from a work release facility is still missing. why there are fears he'll strike again and what could happen to him if he is found. fort dogde fire.. firefighters worked all day and overnight to try to put out a massive fire that is still smoldering this morning. what made it so dangerous and why it's been so difficult to contain. it's tuesday january 19th.. today in iowa starts now.. the heaviest snow will fall this afternoon with the highest totals south of i-80. a winter weather advisory is in effect for sw iowa until 6 pm. this is
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travel difficult by the end of the day. the city of des moines is included in the advisory that starts at noon and lasts until 9 pm. 1-3" of snow will fall around the metro area by tonight temperatures will start to trend up by the middle of the week, with temperatures back into the
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first on 13... there was no sleeping for fort dodge fire fighters overnight... all night they braved the cold... keeping a watchful eye on a still smoldering mound of tires... the call came around one
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warehouse at 17th and center went up in flames... that's just across the street from the fort dodge fire station. crews have been working non-stop since then to keep flames down... they even called in help from webster city and used a ladder truck... to help put out the flames from above. but crews say their work is just beginning. that's because the warehouse was full of tires. they can smolder and easily reignite. and burning tires weren't the only concern for firefighters. a nearby group of propane tanks actually exploded at one point. crews are calling it one of the worst fires they've seen in years... this is a big fire. fortunately they are few and far between. and think the last big was a church downtown that burned a few years ago fire officials say it could take days to put out fully.. until then, they'll monitor the wreckage for hot spots. one firefighter did suffer a minor injury... no word yet on
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fire. meanwhile fort dodge police have arrested the man behind a bomb scare... 40-year-old tyrone fudge is accused of throwing a fake bomb-like device inside a home sunday. police say it was an object with a lighter attached to it. authorities then searched his home and found a similar device... fudge is now charged with "simulated explosive violation" and first degree harrassment. the news of a deadly house fire in boxholm is hard for students at one elementary school. this morning marks the first day back to class for southeast webster students since a house fire that killed three students. amber sorenson... and her children... 9-year old riley.. 6-year old autumn.. and 4-year old brayden were killed. yesterday school leaders at the elementary school met with students to deliver the hard news. today the district plans to have a crisis team available for all students and staff. restaurant owners in strawberry point are getting support after
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went up in flames. here's a look at the aftermath. the restaurant has been in business for about seven years... one of the owners spent about 30 years in the restaurant business in florida -- but decided to come back to her hometown and open her own restaurant. her friends say it was a huge part of their town... "back home is such an intricate part of our lives, and you dont think about that until it's gone and everything you have there and share, you share with each other and the community and brenda and her family" fire crews still aren't sure what caused the fire. iowa state fans are waking up believers in hilton magic... the clones... riding on home court advantage... as they took on the number on team in the nation last night... the oklahoma sooners prove no match for georges niang and buddy hield. monte morris kicks things off for the cyclones... landing a layup... iowa state enters the break
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then in the second half... the cyclones stay in the game... and come back from a tie to take the win... 64-59. it's the team's first win against a #1 team since 1957... this was huge for us, you know a lot of people doubted. we just wanted to show everybody that we're real. we did that today and took a step in the right direction. it means everything. my days are winding down in ames and it means everything to give these fans this. last night's win will likely switch this around... last night's win will likely switch this around... yesterday the a-p poll ranked oklahoma the unanimous top ranked team... and it dropped the cyclones two spots to number 19. iowa came in at number 9, up 7 spots from last week. the win also delivers something all iowans can be proud of... each of iowa's three state schools have now knocked off a number one team. uni did it first... against then
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then right before the rose bowl, iowa took down michigan state. now the cyclones bring the trend full circle... with their win against number one oklahoma. new a-p rankings
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des moines corrections officials have come under fire this morning... when someone is leaving the facility there is always a plan in place officials say it's the parole officer's responsibility to supervise offenders when they leave a work release facility... but things didn't go as planned friday... when a registered sex offender left
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ross clouse was sentenced to 10 years in prison back in 2009 for sex abuse and indecent contact with a child. he was under mandatory supervision... when he left friday. now local victim abuse advocates fear he'll strike again. his choice is to remain gone and his victim and other people who have been sexually assaulted, not by him but just in general.... that is their fear that they have that their offender will come back or knows where they live once found -- clouse will likely be put back in prison. once found -- clouse will likely be put back in prison. if you know where he is, you're asked to call police. meanwhile a marion county sexual assault suspect has been found after nearly a decade... 44-year-old james murphy is accused of raping a woman at knife point in 20-08. police were able to get d-n-a evidence after the alleged attack.. and in 20-14 finally matched it with another sexual assault case. murphy is now charged in both
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governor branstad is continuing his effort to put fewer minorities behind bars... yesterday he spoke at the des moines botanical garden for a martin luther king junior ceremony. branstad called on lawmakers to make racial disparities within the prison system a priority this year. his message was echoed by another speaker at yesterday's event ... polk county district judge odell mcghee. "it has been several years since dr. king marched on washington ... content of their character rather than the color of their skin ... why has it been so difficult to embrace and live out dr. king's dream?" mcghee is one of just five african americans to be
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bench in iowa. today central iowa turns into brainstorming grounds for renewable fuels... the renewable fuels summit draws in republican hopefuls donald trump, carly fiorina, mike huckabee, and rick santorum. the governor and secretary of agriculture tom vilsack will also be there. the summit starts around 8 this morning at prairie meadows. it's free and open to the public. frigid temps are bringing a halt to ski season in iowa... sundown mountain in dubuque was forced to close early sunday night because of dipping temps. just months ago they had the opposite problem.... warm temps pushed their opening date back by one month.... staff at the mountain say they constantly monitor the weather to ensure the safety of their skiers. johnston's mayor isn't letting the cold temps stop her from getting outside... paula deerenfeld made a deal with residents last year to run
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during the month of january. she agreed to run a mile for every ten dollars... or every bag of goods... donated to the needy through the city's partnership. yesterday... she held up her end of the bargain... completing the last of the 191 miles... that's an average of more than ten miles a day. a country superstar is weighing in on iowa's frigid temps this morning... jason aldean spoke to the des moines register ahead of his des moines concert... he said him coming to town gives everyone a chance to get out of the house... as they've been sitting at home quote "tryin' to stay warm". his tour rolls into wells fargo arena this thursday. megan keeping these rooms germ free
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recovering loved ones. coming up, see how an iowa hospital is keeping the road to recovery clear... with new high tech lighting. the heaviest snow will fall this afternoon with the highest
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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...
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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. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. south of i-80. a winter weather advisory is in effect for sw iowa until 6 pm. this is where 2-4" of snow will make travel difficult by
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des moines is included in the advisory that starts at noon and lasts until 9 pm. 1-3" of snow will fall around the metro area by tonight temperatures will start to trend up by the middle of the week, with temperatures back into the lower 30s
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nowadays nurses are using more than just mops and clorox wipes to keep patients infection-free. after the break... see the extra step now included in the cleaning process at one iowa hospital -- that's giving every room a high tech
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our top story... a fort dodge warehouse fire is still smoldering this morning... the tire shop went up in flames yesterday afternoon... and exploded nearby propane tanks. all night, fire officials braved the cold to watch for hot spots... they say it could take days to put out fully. one firefighter did suffer a minor injury... no word yet on what caused the fire. new technology in healthcare is changing the way hospital rooms... are cleaned. as caroline reinwald reports... an eastern iowa hospital is leading the way in using light.... to clean. while scrubbing an empty genesis hospital bed.... it has to be completely soaked liz minch explains how much work goes into cleaning an entire room. we do all of the surfaces inside the room. the toilet, the trash can, all of the shelves. and as thorough as she is... minch explains how easily spots can be missed every now and then. we're humans, we wipe everything down and do the best we can, there may something that's left behind. that's where surfacide comes in. after the room has been physically scrubbed... these tall machines take it a step further...using uv-c rays to kill any other living organism left behind.
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room... calculating its size and how long it will take to clean. then the blue, uv-c lights kick in..... sweeping the room for bacteria... killing tougher organisms -- like c- diff and mersa. the ght hits every surface and it also reflects off of the surfaces so that ernk and cranny is going to get hit. surfacide isn't e... a set of three machines costs 125-thousand dollars. but it beats the ternative. averag-- hospitals in the u.s. spend 9-point-8 billion dollars rar... treating people infected hospilo bacteria.r goal is to reduce any spital infection that may cur a we're trying to take that to the next vel, ave and beyond just the normaleaning that most health care organizations do. i really like a lot..24:03 ijust kind of ves that extra lev of sinfectant protecting
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that was caroline reinwald reporting. surfacide is used in rooms where more bacteria can hide... like operating rooms... the intensive care unit... and long-term patient rooms. some good news this morning -- for the sleep deprived people out there. catching up on your shut-eye during the weekend - may offset health problems associated with sleep loss. a small study of healthy young men showed just four nights of sleep restriction decreased their insulin sensitivity -- and increased their risk of diabetes... but after
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to normal. longer-term studies are needed to
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