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shoveling out....and enjoying the first dose of winter.... we're checking in on central iowans dealing with the the snow... nikki and cold weather? no problem for thousands of runners the snow didn't stop them from getting out and running six miles at living history farms today... nikki and... a fire breaks out this afternoon at an earlham home. we have the details on what happened. " local 5 news at 6 in hd starts now. we are iowa" nikki/ram good evening. welcome to local 5 news, i'm nikki davidson. glad you're with us tonight. big news today out of cedar falls for panthers fans.... the university of northern iowa men's basketball team is making national headlines ... after they defeated number one ranked university of north carolina... lets to go the local five sports team jon and jordan with more... you guys know a lot of fans, myself included happy about this tonight... jon: nikki this is maybe the biggest upset win in school history at least since
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helped upset kansas in the ncaa tournament. jordan: yeah jon-- but today's game was in front of the panther faithful at the mcloed center-- and meant to be a homecoming for north carolina's marcus paige. it was anything but a pleasant ending for the tar heels. marion, iowa native marcus paige not playing due to a hand injury. first half, wes washpun drives and finishes with the huge dunk! 2.8 seconds left in the first half.. washpun takes the in bounds...heaves the bomb...and it's good from 57.3 feet at the buzzer! panthers down 9 at the break. 2nd half, uni down 7. washpun...kicks it out to jeremy morgan...three ball, corner pocket!! northern iowa down 4... panthers now up 3, washpun again drives in and scores uncontested at the rim! northern iowa up 5! later on tied up at 63... washpun kicks it over to matt bohannan...who nails the open three!
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uni up 66-63! then one more from washpun as he converts in traffic! he finished with 21 points, 8 assists. uni up 68-63 under 10 seconds left-- unc with one last shot, but morgan comes up with the steal! and uni fans are ready to charge the court! the panthers pull off the upset 71-67. uni is now 2-0 all time verus #1 teams! jon: a great win for northern iowa-- who will play iowa state in a few weeks at the big four classic at wells fargo arena... as for football-- iowa claims a big ten west title-- iowa state-- i don't know what to say. we'll bring you that action later in the cyhawk rewind. nikki/ots a home in earlham started fire this afternoon while a man and his dog were still inside... multiple fire departments were called to the scene... it happened at a rural home off 320th way in earlham around 2:15 this afternoon. it took
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firefighters about an hour and a half to flames. fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire but say it may be electrical and have started in the internal walls. no one was injured in the fire, but the home was deemed a total loss. nikki/lam the first snow fall of the season is in the books. this is actually the most snow that has ever fallen on november 20th in history.... the roads now are clear for the most part... but there is still signs of yesterdays snowfall... nikki: local 5 meteorologist bree sullivan joins us again with a look at just how much snow we got around the metro. bree/wx center november seems to have caught up to us! lots of snow fell last night, particularly in northern iowa. reports in franklin county were around the foot mark, while closer to the metro, the des moines international airport totaled 6.9". now that the snow has left us, the bitter cold has funneled in. temperatures under coldest of the season. barely be into the double digits, while readings up north will be single digits. temperatures will start their slow climb up beginning tomorrow. sunny skies will return once again and the thermometer will hover close to that freezing mark with a breeze from the southwest at 5-10 mph. by monday, snow across the state as into the upper 30s and temperatures stay mild until our next chance thanksgiving.
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nikki: well, the snow nikki: well, the snow is still the hot topic today all across central iowa. but the sun has come out, making it a little easier for some folks to deal with. local five's jacob peklo joins us now from from university avenue.
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jacob, things are looking a little different than yesterday, huh? jacob/live nikki, the roads were not a great place to be last night. as i drove back from clarion, there were a lot of slick spots, and as a result cars went sliding off the road. crews worked throughout the night to clear things out. but that didn't mean it was easy to head out today, natural sound of scraper steve gee has been in the car business for 25 years. steve gee, car salesman: "it's not any more fun than the first day." natural sound of scraping gee says he and his co-workers arrived early at the dealer, to start clearing the lot natural sound of plow and scraping the packed snow off of the cars. steve gee, car salesman: "we have to do everything that the consumer does to their one car in their driveway, but we have to do it 330 times." with more than half a
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foot of snow solidly packed onto these windshields, he says the weather is already way ahead of last winter's pace. steve gee, car salesman: "i think we only actually moved our cars last year like three times." but some drivers found themselves in a bit of scrape on the roads friday night. natural sound of car going by the state department of transportation issued several bans on towing, so hundreds of cars were left stranded on the side of the road. not everyone was upset though, about the newly formed massive piles of packed snow. natural sound of kid screaming dozens of neighborhood kids hit the sledding hills, turning each run into an olympic-inspired turn. natural sound of kid screaming ethan huff, des moines: "there's a lot of stuff. i just really like sledding and flying up ramps and stuff." kasen miller, des moines: "i like when you just go from the really high part and just go really fast." and for gee, there is one silver lining with the return of the sun after a day of clouds and cold. steve gee, car salesman: "today, because it's going to be warm outside, we're going to just clear off our cars and let the lord do the rest for us." jacob/live and don't grow too attached to the snow. bree says we
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likely won't have any precipitation until friday, and that is likely to be rain. nikki: if you were looking to escape the nikki: if you were looking to escape the elements this weekend, there were plenty of options at the indoor farmers market. it's opening weekend and around five thousand people made their way through capital square downtown. around 130 merchants from all over the state sold everything from baked goods to christmas lights. organizers say it was a great way to start stuffing stockings for christmas. kelly foss, director of downtown farmers market: "something that people have really started the tradition of gifting food, locally produced food. so, they'll make a basket with jams and jellies and bread, and locally produced salsa. it's really kind of a fun way to gift local." nikki: there's a couple more chances to visit the indoor farmers market. you can stop by
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from nine a-m to 1 p-m on december 18th and 19th at capital square. nikki: coming up on local 5 news at six... a fire breaks out at the john hancock building in chicago.... we'll have the latest details on how it happened... nikki: and.... belgium's capital city under lockdown after a terror alert level goes to highest possible status. why they say there's possibilities of attacks similar to paris.
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the capital city of brussels is on a security lockdown... with the government warning about the possiblity of a coordinated terror strike, similar to those seen in paris. the threat level
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is now at it's highest, as the prime minister announces an increase in military and police presence. abc's lama hasan has more. " "brussels is on high alert today. heavily armed guards patrol the streets? sot, ankie gunze, belgium resident: "if someone is here and planning something at least it may be a bit of a deterrent" across the city the subway system is shut down, movie theatres closed and soccer matches cancelled. raising the terror threat level to its highest, the government says it has credible and precise information there is a risk of a paris style attack with arms and explosives. possibly even launching simultaneous attacks on multiple locations. sot koen geens, belgium justice minister: "it is a serious and imminent threat, otherwise our centre for analysis of threats would not have qualified the situation as four on a scale of four." belgium is at the center of the investigation into the attacks in paris?the only surviving attacker and the most wanted man in the world salah abdelslaam comes from molenbeek, a neighborhood known as a breeding ground for jihadists.
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described as armed and dangerous, police issued an arrest warrant for abdelsaam. he is still on the run and believed to be hiding out in brussels. on camera close - according to authorities, salah abdelslaam made it across the border into belgium in a car with 2 friends?he was pulled over at a traffic stop but not detained. belgian officials have since detained and indicted on terrorism charges. lh, abc news, brussels. nikki/lam: a fire broke out this afternoon at the iconic john hancock building in chicago. the fire was in a residential unit on the 50th floor. the flames could be seen from down below. a police officer suffered smoke inhalation.... firefighters extinguished the flames in a little over an hour. the building has 700 condo units and the residents were told to stay inside unless they had health issues related to smoke. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. nikki: a miami high school football game was halted last night when fans, players, and coaches heard gunshots.
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police took five suspects into custody after responding to reports of shots fired in the area, it was unclear whether the apparent shots were coming from inside or outside the stadium. the football game was cancelled with minutes left on the clock. it was the latest in a series of shootings in the area that left five students dead this year, nikki: new york police subdued a man outside apple's flagship store -- after they say he threatened people inside with a samurai sword. two officers happened to be inside the store friday afternoon -- when they say he started yelling and swinging the weapon around. the 30-year-old man was taken to a hospital. he's been charged with criminal possession of a weapon. nikki looking for an ipad pro "pencil" stylus for a christmas gift? be prepared to pay a lot more than retail. ten days since apple's i-pad pro, pencil and smart keyboard went up for sale -- the keyboard and pencil are in very short supply. buyers are re- selling them for as much as six hundred fifty dollars on e-bay. apple sold out online quickly, dollars on e-bay. apple sold out
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online quickly, and there's a four to five- week wait for more. nikki/2shot we are iowa's most accurate weather team... meteorologist bree sullivan is here now... bree i'll have your forecast next "now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast certified by weatherrate the
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bree/wx wall november seems to have caught up to us! lots of snow fell last night, particularly in
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northern iowa. reports in franklin county were around the foot mark, while closer to the metro, the des moines international airport totaled 6.9". now that the snow has left us, the bitter cold has funneled in. temperatures under mostly clear skies tonight will be the coldest of the season.
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double digits, while readings up north will be single digits. temperatures will start their slow climb up beginning tomorrow. sunny skies will return once again and the thermometer will hover close to that freezing mark with a breeze from the southwest at 5-10 mph. by monday, snow should be melting
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temperatures statewide should get into the upper 30s and 40s. things stay dry and temperatures stay mild through mid-week until our next chance of rain arrives for thanksgiving. nikki: we love to see
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we love to see your weather photos! we love to see your weather photos! we love to see your weather photos! if you capture any good pictures make sure to post them at we are iowa dot com. just click on the share it tab! nikki/2shot we'll be right back you're watching local 5
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we'll be right
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favorite. brenton skating plaza is back downtown by the riverwalk and robert d. ray drive. yesterday was it's opening day but not many people took advantage because of the storm. today dozens of people spent the day in the nicer weather for some family fun. "we came out once last year and had a ball it's a great winter activity do in iowa its nice to get outside i would say the best part is you can literally go around in circles and do what you want with your friends " nikki: the park is open until 11 0'clock tonight and until noon tomorrow. until 11 0'clock tonight and until noon tomorrow. this is the 10th season for them. nikki: some slick and chilly conditions didn't stop more than two thousand runners from slightly bundling up to
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road race at living history farms. the terrain- based route was delayed by about fifteen minutes as crews worked to clear the pathway for the runners. after the changes, the race was down to six miles.... about a mile shorter than originally planned... taking out most of the waterways and rockier roads. organizers say hundreds of runners dropped out because of concerns about the weather, but those who chose to race were not lacking in spirit. nancy lavender- bobenhouse, race director: "obviously a lot of people made it here, a lot of people had good costumes. the people who are here are going to enjoy having a good time in the snow. it turns people into little kids." brandon hart, des moines resident: "the slipperier the more creek crossings the better." stephanie, off camera: "why? why?" brandon hart: "because that's the fun of it. if i just wanted to go for a run, i could do that any day i wanted to, but this only happens once a year." nikki: organizers say this is the most snow they've had organizers say this is the most snow they've had on the ground for the race in 25 years. a few members of our local five team participated in the race
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we'll be right back... you're watching local five news at six. nikki:
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noafter all. at least, that's the claim of a harvard business school professor. researcher michael norton says it depends on how you spend your money. he found people generally get more happiness spending money on experiences - like vacations -- rather than "things" like electronics and gadgets. professor norton says because experiences disappear, they leave a positive impression, and make us happier. bree november seems to have caught up to us! lots of snow fell last night, particularly in northern iowa. reports in franklin county were around the foot mark, while closer to the metro, the des moines international airport totaled 6.9". now that the snow has left us, the bitter cold has funneled in. temperatures under mostly clear skies tonight will be the coldest of the season. lows in the metro will barely be into the double digits, while readings up north will be single digits. temperatures will start their slow climb up beginning tomorrow. sunny skies will return once again and the thermometer will hover close to that freezing mark with a breeze from the southwest at 5-10 mph. by monday, snow should be melting across the state as temperatures statewide should get into the upper 30s and 40s. things stay dry and temperatures stay mild through mid-week until our next chance of rain arrives for thanksgiving. nikki/3shot
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