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sam: weather adlib: we've had 20 consecutive days of dry weather here in the metro, and really for most of iowa, but today we finally have a small chance of rain back in the forecast. we'll see partly sunny skies with a few scattered afternoon showers that will be moving across the state this afternoon with highs in the mid 70s. tonight we'll see partly to mostly sunny skies with a few more spotty showers left over, and one or two of those will be left over into early tomorrow morning. wednesday is going to be a partly sunny day with highs climbing into the mid 70s. we'll be back into the mid 60s on thursday and friday and those temps should last through the weekend. friday comes around we'll be cloudy with a very good chance of rain for the metro. sabrina:
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top five this morning.... sabrina: the head football coach and social studies teacher from sibley- ocheyedan (oh- chee'-duhn) in western iowa has been fired after being found asleep in a classroom with a student. kyle ewinger said this student is more like his son....and that they got back late from a football game and the student's grandmother's house was locked so they slept in the classroom. elias: in the number two spot this morning...
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elias: christina williamson has pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment. williamson, who ran a daycare out of her home, was arrested back in may after her husband secretly recorded her abusing children in her care. she is free on bond for now until her sentencing in december. sabrina: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... sabrina: the state of texas has cut off medicaid funding to planned parenthood clinics. the move comes after undercover videos released by the anti- abortion group center for medical progress, which alleges the videos show that planned parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue for profit planned parenthood denies the allegations. elias: number four... elias: here in iowa, governor branstad wants to privatize medicaid. a plan that has some asking how it would benefit iowans. under the umbrella of medicaid, is a program called hawk-i. it's an option for families who need insurance for their kids. the iowa attorney general is looking at whether the governor
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overstepped when he made the decision to privatize hawk-i without approval from the board. sabrina: and finally in the top five... sabrina: if you own a drone.. the rules are about to change a whole lot. federal regulators plan to start registering both commercial and hobbyist drones. a department of transportation task force will start registrations as soon as this holiday season. officials say the idea is to create a "culture of accountability" to keep up with the skyrocketing popularity of drones. elias: an internal investigation has cleared a des moines cop of any wrongdoing in a june officer- involved shooting... elias: a grand jury found no reason to press charges in august...and now the department has also cleared senior police officer vanessa miller,, during a routine traffic stop, another vehicle pulled up to the officers car, blocking the sqaud car's doors. the driver of that car got out was acting erractically,
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of his car and then drove off sparking a low speed chase. he pulled a u- turn and officer miller's she fired at him, he died from that wound. on this story later today, as local five sits down with des for more on their internal investigation....in cluding dash cam video of the incident. sabrina::: west des moines asked for the public's help in suspect in a stolen credit card case. this image was taken from a business where the suspect used the stolen information to make fraudulent purchases.. around forty such transactions have been reported. anyone with information can contact police or the polk county crime stoppers at the number on your screen. sabrina: new this morning...a crash in buchanan county sends several people to the hospital... sabrina: around eight- thirty yesterday morning a car crashed into a minibus at the intersection of highway 281 and fairbank-amish boulevard police say the
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car failed to stop at the intersection, then hit the bus as it was traveling east. following impact, the bus rolled trapping one of the riders inside of the vehicle. first responders were able to get everyone out. three people had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance...a fourth was transported by helicotper. " when you're dealing with buses or big vehicles, you deal with more injuries," wolfgram said. "being in a rural area like we are, then we have to start pulling in resources from other agencies."" sabrina: three people were in the bus at the time of the crash....it was on its way from fairbank to oelwein. elias: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: we've had 20
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the metro, and really for most of iowa, but today we finally have a small chance of rain back in the forecast. we'll see partly sunny skies with a few scattered afternoon showers that will be moving across the state this afternoon with highs in the mid 70s. tonight we'll see partly to mostly sunny skies with a few more spotty showers left over, and one or two of those will be left over into early tomorrow morning. wednesday is going to be a partly sunny day with highs climbing into the mid 70s. we'll be back into the mid 60s on thursday and friday and those temps should last through the weekend. friday comes around we'll be cloudy with a very good chance of rain for the metro. elias:
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elias: a new case of the emerald ash borer to report this morning...now in linn county. elias: elias: this makes the 29th county in iowa to have a confirmed report of the invasive insect. a state agricultural official found an infestation of the bug at a rest stop along interstate 380, about a half-mile north of the linn county-johnson county line. the emerald ash borer kills ash trees by feeding on their inner bark, disrupting the flow of water and nutrients. tree
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organizations and arborists say if land owners haven't and arborists say if land owners haven't already, they need to take plan....which may a tree. " dustin hinrichs trees forever " elias: automatically assume that their ash trees need to come down. ash trees can be saved if they are healthy by using pesticide treatments that need to be applied every two years. elias: at ((time check)) we'll take a short break but still have more good morning iowa still ahead... sabrina: that's
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how a bride turned a wedding heartbreak, into a heartfelt way to help those in need 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 ...ten- thousand block of northwest beaver drive and a second at the ...15-hundred block of northeast 66th avenue so take care on the roads today... sabrina let's also get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at valley west... [current conditions]
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"your wathcing good morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam
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schreier. this is good morning iowa." elias: typhoon koppu left its mark on the philippines...alon g with killing 12 people so far, the storm brought in heavy rains and strong winds. all that water is now flooding major roads and communities.. at least 20- thousand people have had to leave their homes, with flooding and landslides complicating rescue efforts... the storm is forecaststo stay in the region for a few more days. elias: (anchor toss to wx) sam: adlib toss. sam: weather adlib: we've had 20 consecutive days of dry weather here in the metro, and really for most of iowa, but
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today we finally have a small chance of rain back in the forecast. we'll see partly sunny skies with a few scattered afternoon showers that will be moving across the state this afternoon with highs in the mid 70s. tonight we'll see partly to mostly sunny skies with a few more spotty showers left over, and one or two of those will be left over into early tomorrow morning. wednesday is going to be a partly sunny day with highs climbing into the mid 70s. we'll be back into the mid 60s on thursday and friday and those temps should last through the weekend. friday comes around we'll be cloudy with a very good chance of rain for the metro. sabrina
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to be a beautiful wedding overlooking the skyline in sacramento california... but after the groom got cold feet, the would-be bride's family was left with a venue, but no wedding. elias: tom miller shows us how a heartbreaking
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tom miller shows us how a heartbreaking situation turned into a night they'll never forget. --reporter pkg-as follows-- the tables are set, food hot out the oven, and one by one...the guests arrive. (nats) these aren't the men women and children the duane family originally planned to host, but they're happy to do it nonetheless. (kari duane/would-be- brides' mother) "when i found out on monday that the wedding would not be taking place, it just seemed like, of course this would be something that we would do to give back." earlier in the week the would-be groom got cold feet and called off the wedding. rather than cancel the 35 thousand dollar outing, the bride's family invited the city's homeless for a once in a lifetime meal at one of sacramento's finest hotels. (erika craycraft/homeless) "i think it's very generous actually. to lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving." many came with their families, giving their kids a rare night out. (rashad abdullah/homeless) "when you're going through a hard time and struggle, for you to get out to do something different and with your family, it was really a blessing." reporter standup: the food is similar to what you'd find at the
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hotel's four star restaurant grange. their salad, cauliflower...salmon, even tri-tip. (tamara dotson/homeless) "this is not coming out of our kitchen, we love our chef leo but he wouldn't be preparing nothing like this." while full stomachs and smiles are everywhere, the night is still painful for the duanes. their 27 year old daughter chose to stay home. (kari duane/would-be- brides' mother) "i feel a lot of heartache and heartbreak for her, but i will take away something good from this, i will." turning a night that was supposed to be about their family, into one that takes care of others. sabrina: part of the 35- thousand dollar wedding price tag includes a non-refundable honeymoon. so...mother and daughter will take the trip
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instead to belize. all: (reax) elias: time for another short break....when we return.. what does the tv show "the simpsons" have to do with australia's economy? good morning iowa finds out.
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most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green we've had 20 consecutive days of dry weather here in the metro, and really for most of iowa, but today we finally have a small chance of rain back in the forecast. we'll see partly sunny skies with a few scattered afternoon showers that will be moving across the state this afternoon with highs in the mid 70s. tonight we'll see partly to mostly sunny skies with a few more spotty showers left over, and one or two of those will be left over into early tomorrow morning. wednesday is going to be a partly sunny day with highs climbing into the mid 70s. we'll be back into the mid 60s on thursday and friday and those temps should last through the weekend. friday comes around we'll be
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cloudy with a very good chance of rain for the metro. sam toss back.
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in take a look at this today...a push to give a struggling economy a boost. sabrina: if tens of thousands of australians have their way, giving a nod to a popular tv show is the way to do it. org' petition calls for australian dollar - the "dollarydoo." it's a reference from the long- running sitcom "the simpsons." the petition states something's needed to stimulate the country's economy. and it says a currency name change would spur millions of people around the world to "dollarydoos." more than 56- have already signed the petition... all: (reax) elias:
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for another short break... well time now for another short break... but when we come back... short break... but when we come back... apple suffers its third app lapse within the past few weeks...more on that in your
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"you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." sabrina on your money now sabrina want to secretly collect personal info from people? apparently there are apps for that...or there were anyway. the problem was discovered over the weekend....leadin g apple to remove 256-apps from the i-tunes app store earlier. an analytics service discovered software by youmi......a chinese ad company......gathe red data about the people who downloaded the apps. apple officials are now working with developers to fix these apps to make sure they're safe-- sabrina: and finally....how about a picture of the world's most infamous iceberg. well get ready to shell out some cold, hard cash... this grainy black-and-white photo taken by a steward on the ocean liner 'prinz adalbert'...is believed to be of the iceberg the titanic hit. along with it, a note from the chief steward
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mentions seeing red paint visible on the iceberg. pre-sale estimates place it between 15-to 23-thousand dollars. sabrina 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... euclid... [current conditions] good morning
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elias: topping your headlines this morning... while iowa farmers may be busy harvesting ....some are still growing crops to help keep their soil healthy. sabrina: and a decision by governor branstad on medicaid has some state lawmakers questioning if it would be a necessary action. elias: plus, an iowa school district fires a coach after administration finds him asleep in a classroom
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"you're watching good moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " sabrina thanks for joining us on your [day of week] morning, i'm sabrina ahmed. 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: we've had 20 consecutive days of dry weather here in the metro, and really for most of iowa, but today we finally have a small chance of rain back in the forecast. we'll see partly sunny skies with a few scattered afternoon showers that will be moving across the state this afternoon
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with highs in the mid 70s. tonight we'll see partly to mostly sunny skies with a few more spotty showers left over, and one or two of those will be left over into early tomorrow morning. wednesday is going to be a partly sunny day with highs climbing into the mid 70s. we'll be back into the mid 60s on thursday and friday and those temps should last through the weekend. friday comes around we'll be cloudy with a very good chance of rain for the metro.
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elias: a coach who also teaches has been fired after beeing accused of inappropriately sleeping next to a student. elias: kyle ewinger was fired on thursday, after the superintendent bill walked in on him sleeping next to an elementary student in his middle school social studies classroom. ewinger is the head football studies teacher ocheyedan (oh- chee'-duhn).. but some say the what it seems. during last night's school board meeting, ewinger said this student is more he says they got back late from an away football game and the student's grandmother's house was classroom.
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slept in the classroom. "he corrects all of his homework, he has football kids tutoring him, he got him to summer school every day, he feeds him, he gives him allowance...he does all of the things a parent does for a child " says kim van der sloot, parent of three in the sibley- ocheyedan district. elias: the school board voted to terminate the teacher on the recommendation of school superintendant bill boer. the county sheriff was notified of the situation, but no criminal investigation is being done. "after their investigation, if they felt some kind of criminal charges would've been appropriate, then i assume that the probably will contact us then" says kevin wollmuth, chief deputy. elias: until then, the school is conducting itsr own internal investigation. sabrina: a woman who ran a daycare out of her home has pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment.... all part of a plea deal. 29 year old
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christina williamson was arrested back in may after her husband secretly recorded her abusing children in her care. in exchange for pleading guilty to the two counts of child endangerment .... one a felony and the other a misdeamonor ... other charges were dropped. "i handled the children roughly. i handled a-n roughly. i handled nr roughly to the point where one was crying and you could tell there might have been potential injury. sabrina: williamson is free on bond for now until her sentencing in december. sabrina: local five will be keeping a close eye on any possible developments in the polson case today... sabrina: the jury will return for further deliberations this morning... prosecutors say polson went on a shooting spree in pleasant hill last november, seriously injuring two people and nearly missing a third. he faces three attempted murder charges on top of other drug and weapons charges. polson himself took the stand,
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telling the jury he doesnt remember anything from the shooting until police arrested him look for the latest here on local 5. elias: nitrates in iowa's waterways has been a major concern this year...even leading to a lawsuit filed by des moines water works.. the suit names three iowa counties...claimin g they're to blame for nitrates in the raccoon river. the trial isn't expected to begin until august of next year... but the issue of nitrates in the water had lead to a discussion on farming tactics and possible ways to cut them from getting into the water supply... sabrina: right now the main concern for most iowa farmers....harves ting their crops from the field. but some farmers still have some plants growing in the field this fall. elias: they're called cover crops....and deborah souverain explains how these crops help keep soil healthy. explains how
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these crops help keep soil healthy. help keep soil healthy. " "most crops are...dried out around this type of year. but you'll see nothing but green on john wilcox's correctionville farm. natpop -- john pulling up radishes. john plants cover crops during the fall....to promote healthier soil. "soil has a lot of phosphorus and potassium and our crops, soybeans and corn, have a difficult time extracting those from soil. but he says cover crops help. this year..he's testing out radishes and field peas. tillage radish and field peas have an easier time getting it out of the soil. so they absorb it into the plant..and when they die they release it back out and then the soybean and the corn can get the nutrient easier now because it's in a more organic form," said john cover crops increase the number of organisms living in the soil. it also reduces erosion..and cuts the amount of nitrates that leak into ground water. and those aren't the only benefits john has reaped. "i saw pretty close to a five bushel increase on my soybeans where we did it," said wilcox, plants cover crops. john says it cost him about 25 dollars per acre...to plant the crops using a crop duster.
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but farmers can get financial assistance. "those incentives are available to producers who may have never tried cover crops before and would like cover crops, something new. we also have cost share incentives available for farmers who done cover crops in the past and would like to continue to do so utilizing some of that money, said evans. each cover crop provides different soil benefits... and john says they're sticking around to see what they are. sabrina: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam:
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consecutive days of dry weather here in the metro, and really for most of iowa, but today we finally have a small chance of rain back in the forecast. we'll see partly sunny skies with a few scattered afternoon showers that will be moving across the state this afternoon with highs in the mid 70s. tonight we'll see partly to mostly sunny skies with a few more spotty showers left over, and one or two of those will be left over into early tomorrow morning. wednesday is going to be a partly sunny day with highs climbing into the mid 70s. we'll be back into the mid 60s
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on thursday and friday and those temps should last through the weekend. friday comes around we'll be cloudy with a very good chance of rain for the metro. sabrina: a deicision by governor branstand has iowa lawmakers asking question... the state leader wants to privatize medicaid. however, state legislators want to know how this will benefit everyone. state senator rob hogg has even questioned the governor on specifics about his plan and its benefits..... under the umbrella of medicaid, is a program called hawk-i. it's an option for families who need insurance for their kids. local 5 asked the governor about his plan during his weekly press conference monday. "22:48:51- why would
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you consider transferring the administration of that program to out of state companies? 22:49:10 branstad - we're doing what 25 other states have done. going to a manages care system to better coordinate benefits. " sabrina: the hawk-i board was not asked if it approves of the governor's decision to try and privatize the hawk-i program. "13:03:20 i imagie most members of hte hawk-i board would say if it's not broken why fix it. i would imagie if we had an opportunity to vote on it, we'd keep the existing program as it is. " sabrina: there could be a legal issue here as well. the iowa attorney general is looking at whether the governor overstepped when he made the decision to privatize hawk-i without approval from the board. and none of this is a done deal...it would still require federal approval. sabrina: so be sure to share your thoughts...shoul d medicaid in iowa be privatized? or do you think it should stay the way it is? let us know -- we may use your comments on-air.
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twitter and facebook. or send us an email or give us a call . we'd love to hear what you think! the contact information is on your screen. elias: new this morning, iowa state looks to have a record number of employers at a job fair today... elias: the university will host its annual agricultural and life sciences job fair starting this morning... the largest agricultural job fair of its kind will be open to students and the public. doors open at the lied recreation athletic center at nine a-m. sabrina: at ((time check)) we'll take a short break, but there's more good morning iowa coming up... elias: just ahead...a new movie trailer lights up social media....with fans ready for december. sabrina: 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 ....five-thousand block of grand avenue and a second at the....14-hundred
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block of 55th 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 "your wathcing good morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." sabrina: dry conditions help feed the flames of a field fire in warren county...even spreading to haybails. luckily the
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doused before family's home. but that wasn't the only place in with sparatic fires were reported in several counties even burning 120 threatened at least three homes. firefighters and farmers got the sabrina: anchor toss to adlib toss. sam: weather adlib:
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elias: we have lots more good morning iowa ahead...but first
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reena ninan and kendis gibson with america's money. america's money: good morning. topping "america's money"... mounting legal w good morning. topping "america's money" -- mounting legal woes for volkswagen. >> the company is facing hundreds of lawsuits. stemming from its emissions cheating scandal. experts say it could be forced to ultimately buy back recalled cars altogether. after a brief increase, gas prices are dropping again. the national average $2.26. >> that's 85 cents cheaper than this time last year. drivers in new jersey are paying the lowest at just under 2 bucks a gallon. >>d "star wars" fans wasted no time in getting tickets to the film from our parent company, disney, due out in december. 2:30 trailer debuted during monday night football. it appears to be a touchdown
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with fans as tickets also went on sale last night. >> demand unprented, this fan bought 175 tickets at imax in ne. >> wow. very impressive, indeed. and that's "erica's money." terry bradshaw? what a surprise! you know what else is a surprise? shingles. and how it can hit you out of nowhere. i kn. i had it c'mon let's sit down and talk about it. and did you know that one in three people will get shingles? (all) no. that's why i'm reminding people if you had chickenpox then the shingles virus is already inside you. (all) oooh. who's had chickenpox? scoot over. and look that nasty rash can pop up anywhere and the pain can be even worse than it looks. talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
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forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green we've had 20 consecutive days of dry weather here in
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today we finally have a small chance of rain back in the forecast. we'll see partly sunny skies with a few scattered afternoon showers that will be moving across the state this afternoon with highs in the mid 70s. tonight we'll see partly to mostly sunny skies with a few more spotty showers left over, and one or two of those will be left over into early tomorrow morning. wednesday is going to be a partly sunny day with highs climbing into the mid 70s. we'll be back into the mid 60s on thursday and friday and those temps should last through the weekend. friday comes around we'll be cloudy with a very good chance of rain for the metro. sam toss back.
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there is no surprise as to what is trending now... elias: the latest trailer for star wars the force awakens made a crash on the internet last night... it has already
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been viewed more than four million times on you-tube. fans even got the chance to begin buying tickets for the movie coming out december 18th...but good luck trying to get some now. luck trying to get some now. many sites have reported crashed due to online traffic. and twitter is filled with reactions to the trailer...using hashtag the force awakens, fans have shared their excitement, plot theories, and more... all: (reax) sabrina
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here on good 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. : 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 break... let us know. we are iowa and we want to cover the stories that are important to
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"you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." sabrina: welcome back everyone....as we wrap up our first hour, let's take a quick look at the top stories... elias: we recap your headlines...in the morning refresh... elias: a coach gets fired after being found sleeping in a classroom next to a student, but the situation may not be as it appears... sabrina: an iowa woman who ran a daycare out of her home agrees to a plea deal on child endangerment charges. sabrina time now for another short break... but when we come back... another sighting of the emerald ash borer in iowa, bringing the number of counties dealing withg the invasive insect to 29. elias: plus sam's in with a look at your morning forecast! another full hour of good morning iowa... is right after this.
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