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good morning iowa! i'm elias johnson... amanda: and i'm amanda krenz. it's x:00 a-m on thursday october 15th elias: good to have everyone with us! and it's great to have central iowa's most accurate forecast with meterologist sam schreier! hey sam! sam: (sam adlibs) sam (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: today is going to feel a little bit more like the beginning of the week where we'll still be warm enough to be
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winds will pick up and be strong throughout the day. a cold front is going to pass through the state this morning, but we still should see a high temperature right around 70 here in the metro. behind this cold front we are going to see the winds pick up out of the northwest around 10 to 20 mph. overnight tonight it's going to be cold and breezy with plenty of areas in northern iowa likely to frost. friday will be sunny and very chilly day with highs in the mid 50s and a breeze making it feel even colder! saturday morning is going to be our first wide spread and nearly state-wide frost with even a few areas around the metro probably seeing some frost. next week does look a bit warmer, but with that warmth is going to be a few more rain chances. elias: let's get into the top five this
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top five this morning.... elias: the u-s-d-a has awarded a contract to an ames company to begin stockpiling a vaccine for the avian influenza... harris-vaccines received a six- million dollar contract for producing 48 million doses of the vaccine over a two-year period. it is the only company to receive a contract.. this year alone, the illness impacted almost 32-million birds here in iowa. amanda: in the number two spot this morning... amanda: a lawusit in wisconsin could have a major impact on gun control in the u-s... a jury has found a gun store liable for the sale of a weapon used to shoot two milwaukee police officers. the suit claimed the sale was approved despite a number of irregularities....i ncluding the buyer being underage. the store has been ordered to pay six million dollars to the officers, but is appealing the decision. elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: fifteen members
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of a pro- confederate flag group have been indicted by a georgia grand jury. the indictment claims the group violated georgia's street gang terrorism and prevention act and made terroristic threats. in july, they drove around a community while displaying the flag, even stopping near a home having a child's birthday party. the group then clashed with people at the party. amanda: number four... amanda: don't expect any campaign stops by republican presidential candidate ben carson....his campaign says carson will put public campaign events on hold for two more weeks... during that time he will take part in a book tour and catch up on fundraising events. carson's camp has been careful to separate campaign events from the book tour. the candidate does have book signing events scheduled for iowa later this month. elias: and finally in the top five... elias: second district representative dave loebsack is looking to revamp the funding system to benefit rural schools in iowa. loebsack says it's important to create a system that creates tax incentives to get the top teachers to work in rural districts. other elements
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in the plan include expanding access to grants for digital and after school opportunities. amanda:: more witnesses for the prosecution are expected today in the pete polson trial .... police say last november, polson terrorized a pleasant hill neighborhood, shooting at three people, seriously injuring two. yesterday, more neighbors, pleasant hill officers and d-c-i agents took the stand. amanda: some told the jury they spotted the same green ford explorer driving out of their neighborhoods on november 17th... .including the third shooting victim matthew stephenson- who was nearly shot twice.. he said he hid behind his truck, watching as polson shot several more times before driving away. at that time i couldnt believe someone tried to kill me, they werent playing, they tried to kill me, had no idea what was going on" amanda: two iowa state patrol troopers
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polson also took the stand...showing the court "never before seen" dashcam video of polson's arrest. both saying he didnt seem to be under the influence of any drug. " walk back toward the trooper, dont look at him. get down on your knees get your hands up!" amanda: special agents that searched polson's home also testified, say they found different amounts of marijuana and other drug paraphanila associated with meth use. local five will have more from the trial throughout today. elias: more details from the murder investigation of a metro grandmother... 79-year-old rachel pray was found beaten to night... her laprei... neighbors say to door covered for help...then went to a nearby station. elias: this surveillance video is from inside that git- and-go where police
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eventually arrested laprei. you can see him enter the store...then yelling at the clerk and another customer... laprei knocks over displays and causes a scene, but eventually is taken outside by one of the customers. he starts to attack that man but then starts ramming his body into the window outside the store. police eventually arrive...requirin g three officers to get him on the ground and handcuffed. ground and handcuffed. laprei could be tried as an adult in the case. on monday, family of noah laprei told local 5 they forgive him and hope he's tried on lesser charges in the killing of his grandmother. amanda: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: today is going to feel a little bit more like the beginning of the week where we'll still be warm enough to be
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comfortable, but the winds will pick up and be strong throughout the day. a cold front is going to pass through the state this morning, but we still should see a high temperature right around 70 here in the metro. behind this cold front we are going to see the winds pick up out of the northwest around 10 to 20 mph. overnight tonight it's going to be cold and breezy with plenty of areas in northern iowa likely to frost. friday will be sunny and very chilly day with highs in the mid 50s and a breeze making it feel even colder! saturday morning is going to be our first wide spread and nearly state-wide frost with even a few areas around the metro probably seeing some frost. next week does look a bit warmer, but with that warmth is going to be a few more rain chances. amanda: hopefully good
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moines... amanda: today the iowa department for the blind will host a celebration and community walk to mark white cane safety day... last year they marked the annual observance with an open house celebrating the 50th anniversary... white cane safety day recognizes the achievements of blind americans and the importance of the white cane as the basic tool of mobility and independence... today's event begins at 12-30 at their office on fourth street. elias: at ((time check)) we're going to
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take a short break...but have take a short break...but have lots more good morning iowa still ahead... amanda: that's right, just ahead, why a community turned out in force to help an iowa farmer during harvest time elias: but first...for those traveling into polk county...be safe this morning... the sheriff's office has automated traffic enforcement vehicles at two locations.... one at the ...49- hundred block of northwest beaver drive.. and a second at the ...eight- hundred block of northeast 50th avenue. so take care on the roads today... amanda: let's also get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at valley west... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues after this!
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forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." sam: weather adlib: today is going to feel a little bit more like the beginning of the week where we'll still be warm enough to be comfortable, but the winds will pick up and be strong throughout the day. a cold front is going to pass through the state this morning, but we still should see a high temperature right around 70 here in the metro. behind this cold front we are going to see the winds pick up out of the northwest around 10 to 20 mph. overnight tonight it's going to be cold and breezy with plenty of areas in northern iowa likely to frost. friday will be sunny and very chilly day with highs in the mid 50s and a breeze making it feel even
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our first wide spread and nearly state-wide frost with even a few areas around the metro probably seeing some frost. next week does look a bit warmer, but with that warmth is going to be a few more rain chances.
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here's a hefty work assignment... harvest 200 acres in one day. elias: that was the goal for a group of iowa farmers and friends of bob pflughaupt flu-hopt. brady smith has the story. " ""everyone likes him, gets along with everyone." "yeah, he's a special guy. he comes to coffee every morning and just a lot of knowledge. he's an older gentleman, but a lot of knowledge." all of bob pflughaupt's knowledge comes from spending more than 80 years in dusty fields. "i've been on the farm all my life, really." and this is a way of life... "you have to stay with it." ...that comes with ups and downs. bob pflughaupt / walker
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"you have to go through all the weather, all the bugs, all the weeds." one down he never expected: the stroke he had this past summer. but that still wasn't enough to keep him away from all of this. "i feel alright, just can't walk. can't get around." about 50 local farmers - many of them friends - say that, and bob's generosity, is why they're here. larry bridgewater / friend "if he was able, he'd be out here helping if somebody was in need, if he could do it, he'd be out here just like anybody else." and with this many hands, and this much equipment, the crops went fast. "i guess they're all going to get it done today." bud miller / farmer 56:18-:23 "we're getting probably 45 acres an hour or 50; we'll be done by 2 o'clock this afternoon." to bob's sister mary, it's simply overwhelming. "it's very nice. very nice." as for bob, it's clear that this gathering... "it's just wonderful to have this many." ...means everything to him. so many people
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helping a man who would help anyone else. mary lacock / sister "i don't know all their names, but it's just good to see the community come together." "that's just what we do in small communities in iowa." all: (reax) amanda: seems like a good time to also remind you about nominating a hero for the upcoming heroes game between iowa and nebraska. local 5 is proud to be a sponsor of the heroes game on november 27th of the heroes game on november 27th and we need you to nominate a hero. tell their story at we are iowa dot com. just look for the icon in the "don't miss" section of the website and maybe their heroes story will be honored during the game. elias: time for another short break on good morning time for another
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iowa.. the words "airborne" and "air-delivery" will always have a special meaning for the crew on a recent china airlines flight. the details, straight ahead. "now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with
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independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green today is going to feel a little bit more like the beginning of the week where we'll still be warm enough to be comfortable, but the
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be strong throughout the day. a cold front is going to pass through the state this morning, but we still should see a high temperature right around 70 here in the metro. behind this cold front we are going to see the winds pick up out of the northwest around 10 to 20 mph. overnight tonight it's going to be cold and breezy with
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northern iowa likely to frost. friday will be sunny and very chilly day with highs in the mid 50s and a breeze making it feel even colder! saturday morning is going to be our first wide spread and nearly state-wide frost with even a few areas around the metro probably seeing some frost. next week does look a bit warmer, but with that warmth is going to be a few more rain chances. sam toss back. amanda: in take a look at this today... amanda: amanda:
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a recent flight from taiwan to l-a arrived very late......because of a baby that arrived two months early... while the plane was still mid-air. the mother's water broke about six hours into the flight.. the crew moved her to a private row and the pilot diverted the flight to anchorage, alaska. there happened to be a doctor on the flight ...who along with a team of enthusiastic flight attendants helped deliver
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(reax) elias: well time now elias: well time now for another short break... but when we come back... the cubs success means tickets to the n- l-c-s are a hot item...and will be tough to come by.. ...but first here's what happened last night on jimmy kimmel live.
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on your money now elias: elias: reports say a glitch in the department of homeland security system that compares lists of air travel
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passengers to terror watch lists has been fixed. the malfunction caused frustrated travelers in customs lines...holding them up from their destinations... complaints from customers began to pop up on twitter around seven last night the problem was reportedly fixed a few hours later. elias: and finally...cubs fans are paying top dollar to watch their team try to make it to the world series for the first time since 1945. tickets to the cubs home playoff games were listed for a record average of 13-hundred, 25-dollars and- 93-cents wednesday... the most expensive cubs ticket now listed is a first- row box seat in the infield for just under 12- thousand bucks. that's nearly twice the previous record set for a league championship... the cheapest ticket is a 500- dollar upper deck ticket for game three. the cubs last
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won the world series in 1908-- that's the longest drought in sports history. elias: that's a look at your money this morning... coming up after the break... sam's in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... iowa's most accurate forecast... but first... time for a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at euclid... [current conditions] good morning
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congressman has a plan to get more resources to the state's rural school districts. elias: plus, a lawsuit in wisconsin could cause major ripples in the debate over gun control in america...and who should be held accountable when guns get in the wrong hands.
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amanda: and an ames company will begin stockpiling a vaccine which could protect farmers from more agony from the avian flu.. "you're watching good moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " amanda: thanks for joining us on your [day of week] morning, i'm amanda krenz. elias: and i'm elias johnson... elias: weather is always first on good morning iowa... in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... meteorologist sam schreier. sam: (adlib toss) sam weather adlib:
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beginning of the week where we'll still be warm enough to be comfortable, but the winds will pick up and be strong throughout the day. a cold front is the state this morning, a high temperature the metro. behind this cold front we are pick up out of the northwest around 10 to 20 mph. overnight tonight it's going to be cold and breezy with northern iowa likely sunny and very chilly mid 50s and a breeze morning is going to be and nearly state-wide areas around the metro probably seeing some frost. next week does look a bit warmth is going to be a amanda:
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the avian flu outbreak earlier this year devastated iowa poultry....but a local company may be the key to preventing another major outbreak... amanda: the u-s-d-a has awarded a six- million dollar contract to harris-vaccines to begin stockpiling a vaccine for avian influenza... the vaccine producer has its headquarters in ames....and will produce 48 million doses over two years. twenty-five million of the doses are to be produced withing the first 45 days of the contract. the outbreak that hit iowa earlier this year impacted almost 32 million birds...which lead to depopulation and sterilization of farms in 18 counties.. elias: an eight-year- old boy is currently recovering from a dog attack in des moines... elias: the boy suffered severe facial injuries from being bitten by a
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neighbors dog earlier this week... the dog owner says her pitbull terrier slipped out a broken fence on carr street in des moines... we have to warn you the images you are about to see are graphic, but we have blurred out the worst of it... its not clear why the dog attacked the boy who was playing nearby... the owner says she had to tackle her dog to get him off the child... the boy needs 50 to 100 stitches to treat the bite wounds on his face. "anytime a child is attacked it tugs at your heart strings, this case is significant and will remain in my mind as one of the most significant attacks because of the number of lacerations the child recieved to his face " elias: the dog owner asked animal control to put him down following the attack, telling them she couldn't deal with a dog that bit a child. amanda: an iowa congressman looks to revamp the funding system to
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benefit rural schools. second district representative dave loebsack says it's important to create a system that creates tax incentives to get the top teachers to work out in the rural districts. he's been touring a number of schools in his how the schools like the plan. in the plan...expanding access to grants for digital and after school opportunities. education. it's not a for success, but it's and that's what i hear folks." amanda: loebsack will continue his tour in eldon, sigourney and tiffin today. he says the whole plan could cost between $25 and $30 million dollars, but wouldn't require raising taxes. elias: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: today is going to feel a little bit more like the beginning of the week where we'll still be warm enough to be comfortable, but the winds will pick up and be strong throughout the day. a cold front is going to pass through
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the state this morning, but we still should see a high temperature right around 70 here in the metro. behind this cold front we are going to see the winds pick up out of the northwest around 10 to 20 mph. overnight tonight it's going to be cold and breezy with plenty of areas in northern iowa likely to frost. friday will be sunny and very chilly day with highs in the mid 50s and a breeze making it feel even colder! saturday morning is going to be our first wide spread and nearly state-wide frost with even a few areas around the metro probably seeing some frost. next week does look a bit warmer, but with that warmth is going to be a few more rain chances. elias: members of a
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been indicted....as we look at national headlines this morning. elias: a grand jury delivered an indictment charging fifteen members of the pro-confederate flag group. the indictment claims the group violated
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georgia's street gang terrorism and prevention act and made terroristic threats. in july, members of "respect the flag" drove around a neighborhood while displaying the flag from their cars... they stopped near a home having a child's birthday party....the group then clashed with people at the party. "-brian fortner douglas county district attorney "we do want to say that we respect the rights of all citizens to exercise their first amendment right, but we're going to require them when they're doing that to respect the rights of all of the citizens to feel safe." " elias: the indictment also charged two members of the group with battery for an incident that occurred that same day at a gas station. amanda:: a lawsuit in wisconsin could have an affect on gun control in the u-s... a jury there found a gun store liable for the sale of a weapon used to shoot two milwaukee policemen. the lawsuit claimed "badger guns" approved a sale despite a number of irregularities, including the fact that the
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buyer was underage. one month later the then 18- year-old used the weapon to shoot two milwaukee cops in the face sot: mayor tom barrett (d), milwaukee i want gun dealers to make sure that individuals who cannot legally possess guns, do not get their hands on guns amanda: the owners of the gun store argued they never intentionally sold to criminals, even though 537 guns that were used in crimes were traced back to their store. the store has been ordered to pay nearly 6 million dollars to the officers. it's appealing the decision. the shooter is serving an 80 year sentence. amanda: at ((time check)) we're going to take a short break...but still have more good morning iowa ahead... elias: coming up....a center for autistic children gets the chance to expand its services...and we'll meet one boy who's living proof of the change they can inspire. amanda: amanda: but before we go...as you get ready to start your day...be safe out on the roads.... des moines police will have
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mobile radar set up at two locations... one at the ....23- hundred block of indianola and a second at the....45-hundred block of 50th so use caution while driving.. elias: while we're at it... a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at it... a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at mlk... [current conditions]
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forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." sam: weather adlib: today is going to feel a
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little bit more like the beginning of the week where we'll still be warm enough to be comfortable, but the winds will pick up and be strong throughout the day. a cold front is going to pass through the state this morning, but we still should see a high temperature right around 70 here in the metro. behind this cold front we are going to see the winds pick up out of the northwest around 10 to 20 mph. overnight tonight it's going to be cold and breezy with plenty of areas in northern iowa likely to frost. friday will be sunny and very chilly day with highs in the mid 50s and a breeze making it feel even colder! saturday morning is going to be our first wide spread and nearly state-wide frost with even a few areas around the metro probably seeing some frost. next week does look a bit warmer, but with that warmth is going to be a few more rain chances. elias: a big check is
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center make a huge difference helping a metro center make a huge difference in the lives of kids with autism. thanks to the prairie meadows legacy grant and private donors,the homestead children's autism center in altoona was able to expand ...and now serve three times as many clients. elias: two dozen more kids will be able to get the help they need... amanda: that's right...and for children like
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brandon lust the center can make a world of difference... over three years he's gone from being non- verbal ...to playing all sorts of games with his family. local five's kattey ortiz has his story. "brandon is a perfect example of a kid that came in with a lot of potential." "our three and a half years at homestead have literally been life changing." "at first you're kind of in denial, you think well maybe he's a little bit slower to develop, but then eventually you have the realization that brandon is different." "they have helped change brandon's behavior and they've helped give us the tools to also manage his behavior." "it's fun because you get to interact with the other kids that come here." "i'm proud of how far he's come." "verbally he's been a lot better and behavior wise a lot better. he's able to play board games with me, (nats - i'm playing frog tennis) i'm able to read the directions to him and he'll listen." "by pulling together community resources including the homestead, his school, his family who's so committed, he's been able to probably grow
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change his ability to be independent in life "now as a family we can eat meals together, go out to eat, go on vacations, do the things that typical families do because brandon will always have autism but now we know better how to help him and he knows better how to help himself." "brandon's a hard worker. it sounds like we're service providers and family's committed and schools collaborate but he should fully get credit for the amount of work he's put in to get to where he is now." amanda: according to the
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disease control and prevention ... one out of every 68 children are affected by a form of autism. the homestead offers services to iowans all over the metro ... adults too. all: (reax) elias: we have lots more good morning iowa ahead...but first here's abc's phillip mena and reena ninan with america's money. good morning. topping "america's money" -- the shocking nosedive for walmart stock. >> plunging profits at the world's biggest retailer taking their toll. the stock falling 10% yesterday
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independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green today is going to feel a little bit more like the beginning of the week where we'll still be warm enough to be comfortable, but the winds will pick up and be strong throughout the day. a cold front is going to pass through the state this morning, but we still should see a high temperature right around 70 here in the metro. behind this cold front we are going to see the winds pick up out of the
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to 20 mph. overnight tonight it's going to be cold and breezy with plenty of areas in northern iowa likely to frost. friday will be sunny and very chilly day with highs in the mid 50s and a breeze making it feel even colder! saturday morning is going to be our first wide spread and nearly state-wide frost with even a few areas around the metro probably seeing some frost. next week does look a bit warmer, but with that chances. amanda:
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morning iowa .... a quick look outside as you get ready to start your day....when we return, a look at the top stories in our morning refresh.
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elias: : do you have a story for us...or a comment you want to share? well be sure to contact us. you can email us or call our newsroom... we're also on facebook.... "we are iowa local 5 news" and twitter "we are iowa 5 news" if you see news are iowa 5 news" if you see news break... let us know. we are iowa and we want to cover the stories that are important to you. important to you.
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morning io elias: welcome back everyone....as we wrap up our first hour, let's take a quick look at the top stories... amanda: we recap your headlines...in the morning refresh... amanda: the u-s-d-a awards a grant for a local company to begin stockpiling a
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vaccine for avian influenza elias: a wisconsin jury rules against a gun store, which could impact gun control across the country. amanda: a group flying a controversial flag find themselves on the wrong side of an indictment.. elias: and a republican presidential candidate decides to step back from his public campaign and focus on his new book. amanda: plus, a congressman from iowa is visiting schools this week, spreading awareness of his plan to help rural school districts in the state. elias: time now for another short break... but when we come back... the latest on the trial of the man accused of going on a shooting spree in pleasant hill last year. amanda: plus sam's in with a look at your morning forecast! another full hour of good morning iowa... is right after this. " nexstar copyright"
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