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iowa starts now " elias: 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)
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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 morning is going to be our first wide spread and nearly state-wide frost with even a few metro probably seeing does look a bit warmer, but with that warmth is going to be a few more rain
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let's get into the 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 receive a contract.. the illness impacted almost 32-million birds here in iowa. amanda: in the number morning... 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
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officers, but is appealing the decision. elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: fifteen members 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:
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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 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"
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two iowa state patrol troopers who arrested polson also patrol troopers who arrested 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, 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 death saturday night... her grandson...17- laprei... neighbors say laprei went door
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to door covered in blood, asking for help...then went to a nearby git-n-go gas station. elias: this surveillance video is from inside that git- and-go where police 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. 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:
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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 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 weather for a
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walk today in des moines... walk today in des moines... walk today in des moines... amanda: today the iowa department for the blind will host a celebration and community walk to mark white cane safety day...
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marked the observance with celebrating the 50th white cane recognizes the 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 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
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50th avenue. so take care on the roads today... amanda: let's also get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at valley west... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues after this! "your wathcing good morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina
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forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." sam: 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
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a high temperature right around 70 here in the metro. behind this going to see the winds pick up out of the northwest around 10 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: here's a hefty work
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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 "you have to go through all the weather, all the bugs, all the weeds."
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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 would help mary lacock / sister names, but it's just good to see the community come "that's just what wetdo in small communities in
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iowa." all: (reax) amanda: seems like a good time to also remind you about 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 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
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will be honored during the game. elias: we have lots more good morning iowa ahead...but first here's abc's morning iowa ahead...but first here's abc's reena ninan and phillip mena with tech bytes. android vulerable- almost 90% of android in today's "techbytes" -- gnaw warning about the security of your devices. >> researchers at the university of cambridge found that 87 president of android devices have been vulnerable to malicious apps in the last four years. swatch is getting into the mobile payment business. >> the bellamy looks like a traditional watch. it has a chip that allows consume toers pay for purchases. a u.s. version is expected soon.
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new detail about the a successor for the con kord. >> a patent was approved to design a concord two. it would have a rocket motor and travel nearly five times the speed of sound. >> that's not enough time for drink service. >> you go first. those are your "techbytes." >> have a great day. flonase allergy relief nasal spray. this changes everything. flonase is the 24 hour relief that outperforms the #1 non-drowsy allergy pill. when we breathe in allergens, our bodies react by over-producing six key inflammatory substances that cause our symptoms. most allergy pills only control one substance, flonase controls six. and six is greater than one. so go ahead, inhale life, excite your senses, seize the day and the night. flonase. six is greater than one.
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schreier. certified by weatherrate the 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
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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
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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.
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in take a look at this today... amanda: 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 the baby girl. all: (reax) elias: well time now for another
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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.. "you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we
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morning ioelias: on your money now elias: it's been two years since target suffered that catastrophic data breach that exposed the personal
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information of millions of shoppers. now, target has started converting all of its red-card credit and debit cards to chip and pin cards. this means customers will have to enter a personal identification number - not just a signature to complete a transaction. target is mailing out new cards now. 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...
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the cheapest ticket is a 500- dollar upper deck ticket for game three. the cubs last 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... but first... time for a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at euclid... [current conditions] good morning iowa returns
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congressman has a plan to get more resources to the state's rural school districts. elias:
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ripples in the debate over gun control in america...and who should be held accountable when guns get in the wrong hands. 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: today is going to feel a little bit more like the beginning of the week
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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. amanda: the avian flu
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the avian flu outbreak earlier 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
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being bitten by a 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
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with a dog that bit a child. amanda: an iowa congressman looks to revamp the funding system to 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 districts. he's been touring a number of schools in his district to see how the schools like the plan. other elements in the plan...expanding access to grants for digital and after school opportunities. " you have to put resources into education. it's not a sufficient condition for success, but it's certainly necessary, and that's what i hear all the time from these 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:
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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 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: members of a
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confedaerate flag group have been indicted....as we look at national headlines this morning. elias: a grand jury delivered an indictment charging fifteen members of the pro-confederate
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the indictment claims the group violated 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,
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including the fact that the 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. elias: celebrations in kansas city....as the royals prepare for the american league championship... the team won at home last night in a big finish over the houston astros to clinch their division series. this makes back to back years for the royals to play in the a- l-c-s... game one of the series is
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city....they will take on the toronto blue jays for a shot at the world series. 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: but before we go...as you get ready to start your day...be safe out on the roads.... des moines police will have 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 mlk... [current conditions] good morning
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"your wathcing good
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elias ahmed and we are iowas most accurate 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
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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: we have more good morning iowa coming up right after the break... but first here's what's coming up on "good morning america." "good morning america tease " "you're watching good
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morning iowa in hd. we are iowa."
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elias: a big check is 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:
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that's right...and for children like 7-year-old 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
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committed, he's been able to probably grow and learn in ways that will completely 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 center for disease control according to the center for
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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: time for another short break...but before we go time for another short break...but before we go let's get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at west mixmaster [current conditions] sam says ??? he's in with central iowa's most accurate forecast next... good morning
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meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the 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
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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.
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sam toss back. sabrina elias:
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the news you need to know before you head out the door... right after this.
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look at 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 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 sale of a weapon two milwaukee police officers. the sale was approved despite a number of irregularities....i ncluding the buyer being underage. been ordered to dollars to the appealing the decision.
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elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: fifteen members 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... you'll want to know about this story in the big 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
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to work in rural districts. other elements in the plan include expanding access to grants for digital and after school opportunities. sabrina elias: sam is in with a final look at central iowa's most accurate forecast... sam final 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 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. sabrina elias: thanks for watching! good morning america starts right now. good morning america starts right now.have a gooday everybody! " " sabrina: elias: we have some breaking news we want to make you aware of this morning.... 7 year old brandon lust is one of 36 kids
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