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5 news midday. .we are iowa's most accurate weather team and we start with your forecast first." sam snow and ice were a huge problem in west and northwest iowa yesterday, but luckily today we shouldn't have to worry about either of them. we are going to see mostly cloudy skies with a few snow showers mainly scattered across northern iowa. the metro should stay warm enough that if any moisture drifts over us we would see just a few isolated rain showers. both rain and snow accumulations today will be very light and scattered, so travel impacts should be very low other than already slick roads from yesterday. highs today are going to climb into the upper 30s with a strong wind out of the south. overnight tonight there might be a few light snow showers left around, but accumulations should again be very small and scattered. wednesday is going to be cold and windy with highs in the mid 30s. we will warm into the 40s starting on thursday and lasting well into the weekend where a few 50s come back! sabrina: also coming up on local five news midday.... the bakken pipeline proposal is moving forward, now with one of the four states to be affected signing on to approve the project. sabrina: with cyber monday and all of your holiday online shopping-- we have how to keep your packages safe on
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sabrina: and iowa state has a new head football coach-- we;ll take a look at what coach campbell had to say at his announcement yesterday in the heart of cyclone country. "local 5 news midday in hd starts now. we are iowa" sabrina good morning and thanks for joining us for local 5 news midday...i'm sabrina ahmed. sabrina: new details this morning in a des moines death investigation-- sabrina: police have identified the two people found dead inside of a home monday on the 39-hundred block of center street.. investigators found 36-year- old bryon howard and 31- year-old heather belieu dead. right now they do have a person of interest. they want to interview 39- year-old michael john wanchanic we have local 5's claire powell is on the scene-- claire: authorities removed two children from a home monday, after the discovery of two people dead inside the house. a 9-1-1 call of someone being shot, sent des moines police to the
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who the 911 caller was or how the children are related to the people found dead. those children -- an infant and a toddler -- were unharmed but were taken to the hospital to be checked out. authorities want to interview 39-year-old michael john wanchanic in connection with this investigation. he is believed to be driving a beige- colored 2002 dodge grand caravan, iowa license plate dmr 234. as a general cautionary advisory, if mr. wanchanic or the above described vehicle are seen, we urge the public to immediately contact law enforcement and to not approach him or the vehicle. sabrina:
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removed two children from the home monday, after the discovery of two people dead inside the house. a 9-1-1 call of someone being shot, sent des moines police to the home. shot, sent des moines police to the home. we still don't know who the 911 caller was or how the children are related to the people found dead. those children -- an infant and a
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were taken to the hospital to be checked out. authorities want to interview 39- year-old michael john wanchanic in connection with this investigation. and in connection with this investigation. and sabrina: the holiday lights get switched on in clive later today.... sabrina: the city's annual light the plaza event will take place this evening... this is the third year for the holiday lighting of aasheim plaza located at the corner of northwes 86th street and university boulevard. joining the mayor in the lighting ceremony will be the indian hills junior high choir and a special visit from santa. the event begins at six this evening with plenty of hot cocoa and cookies. sabrina meteorologist sam schrier joins us again with a look at your forecast. sam weather adlib: snow and ice were a huge problem in west and northwest iowa yesterday, but luckily today we shouldn't have to worry about either of them. we are going to see mostly cloudy skies with a few snow showers mainly scattered across northern iowa. the metro should stay warm enough that if any moisture drifts over us we would see just a few isolated rain showers. both rain and snow accumulations today will be very light and scattered, so travel impacts should be very low other than already slick roads
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today are going to climb into the upper 30s with a strong wind out of the south. overnight tonight there might be a few light snow showers left around, but accumulations should again be very small and scattered. wednesday is going to be cold and windy with highs in the mid 30s. we will warm into the 40s starting on thursday and lasting well into the weekend where a few 50s come back! sabrina: new this morning....a racist remark carved into a door sparks an investigation at
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sabrina: the remark was found carved into a bathroom door in the spence laboratories for psychology building monday. in an email, president bruce harreld told the university community the act was offensive and would not be tolerated. school staff quickly sanded down the door so that the remark could no longer be seen. the investigation comes at a time where concerns have been raised at campuses across the country over racism and hate speech. sabrina: the bakken pipeline project got some good news monday, moving it one step closer to construction. sabrina: the south dakota public utilities commission approved a construction permit for the pipeline. the project needs approval from all four states that the pipeline crosses. the proposed route cuts diagonally through iowa. the iowa utilities board is in the middle of evidentiary hearings. once those are finished, the board will makes its decision. south dakota is the first state to give its approval.
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sunday's early morning shooting has raised questions about safety in downtown des moines... it happened in the busy bar district of court avenue, just after one a-m sunday. police tell us they think they know who the shooter is. but they aren't ready to name that person. so is that area safe? police say this incident doesn't really change much. "you can't judge any neighborhood based on the actions of an individual, and that's exactly what this is. the person responsible for this is the person who pulled the trigger and that's where our focus is." sabrina: two men were shot, one of whom died from his injuries. sabrina: and altoona police ask for help in finding these two men... the pair are suspects in a purse theft case... the purse was stolen from a vehicle parked at the altoona walgreens. the two men you see here were seen driving away.
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the black jeep shown here and are wanted for questioning. call altoona police if you have any information. sabrina: coming up on local 5 news midday... prestigious pirelli magazine has chosen role models instead of super models for its 2016 calendar. one famous actress and comedian is among them-- sabrina: and... a new intersection opens at grand prairie parkway today-- find out why the new design might be a little confusing to drivers. sabrina: next.... even santa needs a break every once in a while-- we'll take a look at how a six month old indiana boy got santa to nap on the job.
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news midday in hd with sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most
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this is local 5 midday. we are iowa" sabrina: the snowplows got to work in sioux city monday, clearing away the snow and ice dumped on the area from a winter storm. meterologists called it one of the biggest storms to hit the city - dumping up to 10 inches. luckily for siouxlanders, the snow is expected to be out of the area by this morning. sabrina: a precious moment involving a six month old boy at an indiana mall has become an internet sensation. it's a unique first visit with santa.... the image shows little zeke walters, sound asleep with santa. jordan vandenberge tells us a bit more about this peaceful encounter. " (nats)) he's the most popular man in the room -- or in this case -- the entire mall. if you're willing to wait your turn, he'll make it worth your while.
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night before christmas and try to build as many memories with them as i can." even while posing for pictures, ol' saint nick leaves every kid mesmerized. ((nats shutter)) well, not quite every kid. six-month old zeke -- was snoozin' with saint nick. "(i looked) i looked at it through the eyes of a dad. it was going to be precious to me no matter what. he could have been screaming on his lap which would have never happened but that would have been just as precious to me also." spend five minutes with donnie walters and you'll see just how energetic zeke is. most of the time at least. "(he started) he started to wake up a little bit and then crashed back asleep. the result was a picture that has gone crazy." after more than 30- million views on
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be an understatement. he's the most viral santa in the world. the good kind of viral. "(no i've) no, i've had my flu shots and everything. i shouldn't have any of that." "(i couldn't) i couldn't even tell you how many people have reached out to tell me how happy they were that we shared the picture. (baby noise) is that what you think about it? you can see he's impressed by it all." "(i mean) i mean, it's exciting but i want to make sure everybody has a special memory, you know." a few days after the picture was taken -- zeke saw santa again. and it should come as no surprise what happened that time too. walters says it's santa's calming demeanor -- and his unique approach to being the most popular man in the mall. "(he truly) he truly has a passion for what he does. without that, none of this would be possible to begin with . my wife is big on the hallmark movies around christmas time.
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might be the real santa."" all: (reax) sabrina: of course we also want to see your holiday and santa photos... be sure to share them with us by heading on over to we are iowa dot com and clicking on the share it tab! sabrina: trending now... expect to see the hashtag giving tuesday across social media today... each year, the tuesday after thanksgiving is marked as giving tuesday...a global day of giving that seeks to partner charities, families, individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy. you can find out more about how to be a part of this tradition by checking out giving tuesday dot org. sabrina
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snow and ice were a huge problem in west and northwest iowa yesterday, but luckily today we shouldn't have to worry about either of them. we are going to see mostly cloudy skies with a few snow showers mainly scattered across northern iowa. the metro should stay warm enough that if any moisture drifts over us we would see just a few isolated rain showers. both rain and snow accumulations today will be very light and scattered, so travel impacts should be very
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most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: snow and ice were a huge problem in west
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today we shouldn't have to worry about either of them. we are going to see mostly cloudy skies with a few snow showers mainly scattered across northern iowa. the metro should stay warm enough that if any moisture drifts over us we would see just a few isolated rain showers. both rain and snow accumulations today will be very light and scattered, so travel impacts should be very low other than already slick roads from yesterday. highs today are going to climb into the upper 30s with a strong wind out of the south. overnight tonight there might be a few light snow showers left around, but accumulations should again be very small and scattered. wednesday is going to be cold and windy with highs in the mid 30s. we will warm into the 40s starting on thursday and lasting well into the weekend where a few 50s come back! sam: sabrina:
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sabrina: sabrina: and we have a shot here from
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sabrina: and we have a shot here from the skycam up at lake okoboji. adlib sabrina still to come on local five news midday... we've got some tips on how to be smart when it comes to your health care coverage plan--
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background on centers for medicare & medicaid services, cms, (the federal agency) and health
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the centers for medicare & medicaid services (cms) is the federal agency of the department of health and human services that administers the medicare program, has oversight of medicaid, as it is partially federally funded, and administers several other health programs, such as the children's health insurance program. cms is also currently implementing most of the provisions of the affordable care act law, including the new way to purchase health insurance through the health insurance marketplace. when the affordable care act was signed into law in 2010, it carried with it a promise of expanding access to quality, affordable health coverage for millions of american families and small businesses. in iowa, since our last enrollment report in june, about 39,347 consumers are enrolled in health insurance marketplace coverage. there are approximately 188,000 people living in iowa, who are still living without health insurance. we know there are consumers in iowa who need quality affordable health
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clasen is a health insurance specialist in the kansas city regional office of the centers for medicare & medicaid services. he will discuss the 3rd year of open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace which began november 1, 2015 and ends january 31, 2016. he will tell us what we should do if we already have insurance through the marketplace, and how it pays to shop around. he will tell us about the advanced premium tax credits and cost- sharing reductions that many qualify for to help them pay for their health insurance. he will tell us about the penalty if you don't have health insurance, and tell us about some enrollment events going on across the state of iowa for assistance with enrollment. potential interview questions: 1) nick, so, the third year of open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace began november 1, and ends, january 31; tell us a little about the marketplace; is this private health insurance and who is it for? 2) so what if i am already enrolled in health insurance through the marketplace do i need to do anything, or should i do anything? 3) nick, why is it so important for consumers who applied and enrolled
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marketplace application, if their income, household or personal information changed? 4) what would you tell folks who say i will just pay the shared responsibility payment or penalty at the end of the tax year, for not having health insurance, as i don't see the value, or need to have it, or i think that i cannot afford it? 5) nick, what about enrollment events; are there any coming up in the area? 6) finally nick, how else can consumers get help with comparing their health plan choices, and enroll? health insurance marketplace enrollment/renewal fair saturday, december 12, 2015, 9:00 am-1:00 pm evelyn k. davis center for
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" you're watching local 5 news midday in hd. we are iowa" : sabrina on your money now sabrina black friday and
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you're expecting gifts at your door, be cautious. police and delivery services say package theft doesn't happen often but it does pick up during the holidays. try to get your packages off your porch as soon as possible. or consider having future packages shipped to another location where you know somebody will be home to get it. and be a watchful neighbor. if you see something suspicious, report it. "17:06 sometimes we get lucky and catch them, people see things that don't look right and they call police right away. " sabrina: if your packages are shipped through the u-s postal service you can log onto their website and select how you would like your package delivered or if you'd prefer to pick it up in person. sabrina: speaking of gifts, the new trend this year may be self- gifting... the national retail federation says nearly 60 percent of people are buying
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presents. and stores have noticed. many retailers now offer rewards cards to shoppers who buy specific things or spend a certain amount. in order to get those perks -- shoppers may buy something extra for themselves. sabrina: and the u-s is enjoying an ongoing gift....that of falling gas prices. triple-a says the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is two dollars, four cents. that's down more than 25- percent from a year ago. gas-buddy says the cheapest gas in the country is at a store in indiana, where a gallon is just a dollar-39. the average for des moines is two dollars 23 cents...but there are stations in the metro that have it under two bucks a gallon. sabrina: coming up on local 5 news midday... iowa state university appointed its new head football coach yesterday. find out what coach campbell had to say. sabrina: next.... severe weather is hitting the upper midwest. we'll take a look at the giant
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making its way eastward.
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" you're watching local 5 news midday in hd. we are iowa" sabrina good morning and thanks for joining us for local 5 news midday...i'm sabrina ahmed. sabrina: a new interchange off i-80 opens today the new grand prairie parkway is a diamond shaped intersection. it's kind here in just 19 in the nation. local 5 got a navigate the intersection monday. the new traffic pattern will help people getting but the main goal one big issue. "people aren't used to crossing over onto the opposite side of the road...the reason why you do that in the divergent diamond is to avoid one conflict...when you get up here, all you have to do is turn left and you get right onto
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east bound." east bound." sabrina: so how does this new intersection work... here's an info graphic that shows the flow of traffic. essentially both lanes of traffic cross at a stop light, then drive on the opposite side of the road over the overpass. there they hit another stoplight that lets you cross back to the proper side of the road. there are a lot of things put in place to make sure you stay on the right side of the road. sabrina: and today people in windsor heights will be back at the polls for a run-off city council election. charlene butz and zachary bales-henry are vying for the final seat on the city council. polls are open from 7 in the
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voting is at two locations....wind sor heights community center and windsor heights lutheran church. sabrina: sabrina: we've been talking about monday's weather this morning...which presented some problems for truck drivers working on tight deadlines.... yesterday, fort dodge saw everything from rain, ice to snow. truck drivers hitting the roads are reminding people to give extra space and slow down as this weather continues. sabrina: and also on the topic of weather... welcome to december! some parts of the country are already bracing themselves for the winter season. a big winter storm slamming the upper midwest with snow and ice -- and moving east -- threatening to bring flooding to six states. abc's rob marciano starts us off in minneapolis. " sirens overnight snow fall ?. making for miserable minnesota?. mishaps throughout the night cars slipping and sliding off the roads. many driver needing to be rescued. mos: most of the traffic kind of piled up
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into the median. nats plows plows working non- stop to head off more scenes like these - vehicles sliding into ditches semi trucks jack knifing -- this morning - at minneapolis international airport planes getting de-iced. in south dakota- drivers unable to get traction. mos: it's going to get worse before it gets better in kansas - heavy ice filled branches came crashing on top of cars. and in oklahoma crews working throughout the night trying to restore power the governor has declared a state of emergency for another 29 days in all 77 counties. nats look how big these pieces of ice are. power lines snapping and collapsing after ice weighs them down. (gfx) just an inch of ice forming on a hundred foot span adds an extra 250 pounds to the power line. resulting in this. oh it's coming down! ice falling nearly nailing that pickup. nats ice falls" sabrina meteorologist sam schrier joins us again with a look at your forecast. sam weather adlib: snow and ice were a huge problem in west and northwest iowa yesterday, but luckily
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have to worry about either of them. we are going to see mostly cloudy skies with a few snow showers mainly scattered across northern iowa. the metro should stay warm enough that if any moisture drifts over us we would see just a few isolated rain showers. both rain and snow accumulations today will be very light and scattered, so travel impacts should be very low other than already slick roads from yesterday. highs today are going to climb into the upper 30s with a strong wind out of the south. overnight tonight there might be a few light snow showers accumulations should again be very small and scattered. wednesday is going to be cold and windy with highs in the mid 30s. we will warm into the 40s starting on thursday and lasting well into the weekend where a few 50s come back!
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monday saw a new chapter of iowa state iowa state football begin...the matt campbell era. most are calling it a great hire-- but it's one that nearly didn't happen over the weekend. local five sports director explains. introduce to you our coach matt campbell. " went out and landed his list. "we wanted a person that fit those needs tough minded, midwestern based, run first who can recruit. we hit a home run on everyone of those points we wanted somebody with high character there's not a person that we talked to that could say one bad thing about matt campbell." pollard and campbell meeting saturday almost didn't happen. "he said he absolutely would not meet prior to their team playing in the mac championship. as fate would have it-- toledo was upset by
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the mac championship game. "fate came into play because he was available to meet saturday morning" after a few hours interviewing-- pollard says they hit a point where they could get the deal done at that moment. and he reached his hand across the table and shook my hand. we hadn't even talked about compensation yet. and he said i want to be the cyclones football coach." "incredible culture, fans, facilities, people this is a really speciall place and i'll tell my toledo story in a little bit but this is a place that's different than a lot of places that i've been." sabrina: don't forget to share your thoughts about i-s-u's new hire. will this be a good change for the program? let us know -- we may use your comments on-air. you can post your thoughts on twitter and
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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. sabrina: the bakken pipeline project got some good news monday, moving it one step closer to construction. sabrina: the south dakota public utilities commission approved a construction permit for the pipeline. the project needs approval from all four states that the pipeline crosses. the proposed route cuts diagonally through iowa. the iowa utilities board is in the middle of evidentiary hearings. once those are finished, the board will makes its decision. south dakota is the first state to give its approval. sabrina: new details this morning in a des moines death investigation-- sabrina:: police have identified the two people found dead inside of a home monday on the 39-hundred block of center street.. investigators found 36-year- old bryon howard and 31- year-old heather belieu dead. right now they do have a person of interest. they want to interview 39- year-old michael john wanchanic and we want to note that this
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sabrina: authorities removed two children from the home monday, after the discovery of two people dead inside the house. a 9-1-1 call of someone being shot, sent des moines police to the home. we still don't know who the 911 caller was or how the children are related to the people found dead. those children -- an infant and a toddler -- were unharmed but were taken to the hospital to be checked out. authorities want to interview 39- year-old michael john wanchanic in connection with this investigation. he has been seen driving a beige- colored 2002 dodge grand caravan with the iowa license plate number dmr 234. authorities say if wanchanic or the vehicle are seen to contact the police, but the vehicle are seen to contact the police, but the vehicle are seen to contact the police, but to not approach the vehicle. be sure to stay tuned into local 5 as we follow the story today--
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still to come on local 5 news midday... (weather) sam has the details in central iowa's most accurate forecast next.
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most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: snow and ice were a huge problem in west and northwest iowa yesterday, but luckily today we shouldn't have to worry about either of them. we are going to see mostly cloudy skies with a few snow showers mainly scattered
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warm enough that if any moisture drifts over us we would see just a few isolated rain showers. both rain and snow accumulations today will be very light and scattered, so travel impacts should be very low other than already slick roads from yesterday. highs today are going to climb into the upper 30s with a strong wind out of the south. overnight tonight there might be a few light snow showers left around, but accumulations should again be very small and scattered. wednesday is going to be cold and windy with highs in the mid 30s. we will warm into the 40s starting on thursday and lasting well into the weekend where a few 50s come back! sam: sabrina: sabrina: amy schumer bares all in her
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sabrina: amy schumer bares all in her comedy -- and now she's doing the same for the presigious pirelli calendar -- challenging what we think about body and
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she's one of many famous role models -- instead of super models -- gracing this year's calendar. abc's mara schiavocampo has the story " while she's known for her comedy... nats this morning, actress amy schumer is being hailed for her confidence...stripping down to bare all for the prestigious 2016 perelli calendar...miss december tweeting her pin-up debut monday with the caption "beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman." nats - schumer from pirelli video i was like great - lets do it. nudity. i'm 34 and everything's about to drop so lets get a shot of it while we've got it up there. pirelli, a luxury italian tire company known for usually displaying nude super models on their calendars...took a much different approach for their 43rd edition?going less sexy...and more strong...featuring influential women including serena williams and yoko ono. schumer from pirelli
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part of something that celebrates women and their bodies and looking powerful - i jumped at the chance. shot by renowned shutterbug annie liebovitz, most of the other women are clothed. in a behind the scenes video for the calendar, liebovitz says it was her idea to have schumer strip down. liebovitz from pirelli video 17:54 amy just takes things straight on. she's chartering a new course in areas that people were afraid to touch before. sheryl sandberg posting on facebook "here's to imagery that breaks stereotypes"... debra messing tweeting simply "you look gorgeous". an unlikely calendar girl...stealing the day. for good morning america, mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york." sabrina you're watching local five news midday. we'll be back
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embrace-a-family with boys & girls clubs of central iowa the weather may be warm, but the holidays are right around the corner and boys & girls clubs of central iowa needs your help in making this season the best yet for our club kids! we will be matching club families with generous community donors such as yourselves to provide a bright holiday! please note this year will only include wish lists for club members and their siblings. how can you help? fill out the donor form to specify your giving
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your donor form to elaine collet at ecollet@bgcci.o rg. thank you for considering this act of kindness!
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weather adlib: snow and ice were a huge problem in west and northwest iowa yesterday, but luckily today we shouldn't have to worry about either of them. we are going to see mostly cloudy skies with a few snow showers mainly scattered across northern iowa. the metro should stay warm enough that if any moisture drifts over us we would see just a few isolated rain showers. both rain and snow accumulations today will be very light and scattered, so travel impacts should be very low other than already slick roads from yesterday. highs today are going to climb into the upper 30s with a strong wind out of the south. overnight tonight there might be a few light snow showers left around, but accumulations should again be very small and scattered. wednesday is going to be cold and windy with highs in the
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