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are iowa's most accurate weather team and we start with your forecast first." brad/wx wall weather adlib: since saturday, many places have seen at least 2 to 3 inches of rain, but a few reports have come in with totals as high as 6 to 7 inches! the rain has ended this afternoon and we will see a cold and breezy night as lows fall into the low 30s. tuesday looks mostly cloudy with dry and breezy conditions with highs back in the mid 40s. there is a chance we'll see a wintry mix to a few snow showers in northwest iowa tuesday night into wednesday morning.
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week is looking dry but cold with highs in the low 30s going into friday. next week we warm up a bit again back towards the 40s, but as of now it's looking like we won't see that white christmas. it's a night of celebration at the state fairgrounds. governor branstad and others are recognizing a major milestone tonight. the rain has stopped, but flooding is still a major issue in the metro and across iowa tonight... how its even drowning out some traditional holiday cheer. " local 5 news at 10 in hd starts now. we are iowa" jack/2shot good evening. welcome to local 5 news, home of we are iowa dot com. i'm jack miller. stephanie/2shot and i'm stephanie angleson. governor branstad was the talk of the state - and even the nation - today, as he became the longest serving governor in america. "i love this state and you folks have given me the honor of a lifetime to serve and set a record that i
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could possibly happen " stephanie: his staff, co- workers, political leaders, family, and friends, didn't allow the governor to treat today like any other day. they rolled out the red carpet at a special dinner at the iowa state fairgrounds. local 5's amanda krenz is here in studio to tell us what happened at the celebratory dinner. amanda there's was definitely an air of celebration and admiration at the venue this evening. it was a who's who of iowa politics, some high profile republicans and democrats congratulated governor branstad on making history. "justice for all. leading the crowd with the pledge of allegiance, governor branstad's grandchildren were some of the first to take the stage during this event that celebrates their grandfather's acheivment. the longest serving governor in the nation's history made his rounds greeting supporters throughout the night, sometimes with a grandchild in tow. lietenant governor kim reynolds said branstad has been a big inspiration. 16:41 i couldn't ask for a better role model and mentor. your hard work, your actions challenge me to do more. u - s senators joni ernst and chuck grassley had to be in washington d-c
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grassley - you've earned your place in history by willingness to serve and to lead. former congressman leonard boswell, a democrat, was full of compliments to the man who first took office in 1983. boswell - i don't care if you're independent, republican, democrat, or something else. this is a great occasion thta we all ought to be proud this has happened. branstad's new biography was at every place setting in the room. proceeds will go to help efforts in the state that are preserving and promoting iowa's history. the leader of the republican party of iowa, said it was a great way to honor a governor who's never lost an election. kauffman you aer a class act, thank you sir! thank you for being you." amanda to give you an idea of the place
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governor branstad carved out in history... the previous longest serving governor was george clinton from new york, who served seven three-year terms starting in 1777. live in the studio, amanda krenz, local five news, we are iowa. stephanie: thanks amanda. here are some quick tidbits about governor branstad's longest serving governor status. he's now served exactly 20 years, 11 months, and 3 days, and like amanda said, surpassing new york governor george clinton, who was a leader back in the 1770's. branstad's name has appeared on the ballot 20 times, and he's never lost an election in all these years. jack: for the first time in its 20 year history, jolly holiday lights is cancelled. the heavy rain and flooding in water works park has forced make a wish iowa to cancel the beloved christmas tradition for the rest of the season.
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14-hundred volunteers and three weeks to set up. make a wish says the cancellation may cost it more than 200 thousand dollars in donations.. that money can make up to 40 wishes come true. "" all the challenges that we've seen from volunteers and staff, compares nothing to what our wish kids go thorugh on a daily basis. we love what we do and we'll keep doing it. and we'll keep raising money on behalf of make a wish iowa and kids across the state " " jack: jolly holiday lights will be back next year. and donations are still being accepted by call, mail or online at iowa wish dot org. stephanie: on top of cancelling jolly holiday lights, the flooding is closing roads like george flagg parkway and many others. the rising waters also took over the clive greenbelt trail, targeting stores along swanson boulevard. making it difficult for drivers to get around. ""little cars start to surf board, and some people go really fast,
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floods their engine-- we're insdie saying move, move, move " " jack: fleur drive is closed off to drivers, as well as southeast hartford avenue at southeast 30th court. go to we are iowa dot com for more updates on road closures. stephanie: we want to know if the flooding has caused any headaches or damage to your house or work place? let us know for a chance to see your comments on-air. you can post you thoughts on 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. jack: tragedy on the isu campus this morning, as a student is the victim of a hit and run. an i-s-u police officer found emmalee jacobs a little after 7 in the morning at the intersection of ash avenue and lincncn way. jacobs was found lying in the road, and was taken to a hospital where she later died. ames police are now investigating, and anyone with information about the incident should contact
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department. jack: hundreds of students in the waukee school district will be moving around to different schools in the coming school year. school board approved new attendance boundaries tonight to relieve overcrowded classrooms. the new boundaries will impact 597 of the district's more than 9 thousand students. hundreds of the students will be shuffled to grant ragan elementary, the new school opening next fall. many others will move to waukee elementary. stephanie: polk county sheriff's deputies are looking for a missing 17 year old out of des moines. sam kemp's mother told the polk county sheriff's office that her son went to a party in granger saturday night and she hasn't heard from him since. sam was last seen wearing a black nike sweatshirt and dark blue jeans. anyone with information should contact the polk county sheriff's office. stephanie: over in minburn, a fire burned through a home earlier today- with the homeowner inside . it happened around 10-30 this morning in the 700 block of laurel.
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crews were battle the blaze. a neighbor who emergency crews says the homeowner was asleep in the home when the fire started. how the fire started. say the home is probably a total loss. jack: the last republican presidential debate of the year is tuesday night. jack: donald trump will remain center stage at tomorrow night's debate. but next to him this time will be texas senator ted cruz, who's been surging in the polls. chris christie will join the top contenders as well after getting knocked to the undercard debate last month. mike huckabee, however, will remain on the undercard stage, as he did not get enough support in a group of national and primary state polls. the 2008 iowa caucus winner says he doesn't mind debating the lower tier candidates. " one good thing about being on the undercard is, there's only four of us, i think we're gonna get more time, more opportunity to answer questions. one of the reasons i ended up on the undercard was because i was not given anywhere near the amount of time on
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so one good thing is that'll get an actually answer some questions. i think that'll be an opportunity for me to talk about why experience matters and why seasoning and the right temperament really matters to be president." jack: these are the nine candidates that made the main stage. nine candidates that made the main stage. rand paul almost missed the cut, and his campaign was scheduled to host a special press conference should he not make the primetime debate. it's the last gop presidential debate of 2015, and will air live on c-n-n starting at 7:30 pm. the "undercard" debate is set for 5 pm. for all the analysis as the debates go on. stephanie: chief meteorologist james peterson is here now... james ((ad lib weather toss)) take sot " tomorrow on good morning iowa... fans are anticiapting the big return to a
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away....but we'll show you how some have incorporated an iconic weapon from the star wars movies into a modern day work out. plus... a look at your forecast ((:04 wx ad-lib)) that's tomorrow on the all-new good morning iowa! plus... a look at your forecast ((:04 wx ad-lib)) that's tomorrow on the all-new good morning iowa!
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edwards and local 5 sports with sports director jon schaeffer. this is local 5 news at 10. we are iowa." james: weather adlib: since saturday, many places have seen at least 2 to 3 inches of rain, but a few reports have come in with totals as high as 6 to 7 inches! the rain has ended this afternoon and we will see a cold and breezy night as lows fall into the low 30s. tuesday looks mostly cloudy with dry and breezy conditions with highs back in the mid 40s. there is a chance we'll see a wintry mix to a few snow showers in northwest iowa tuesday night into
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week is looking dry but cold with highs in the low 30s going into friday. next week we warm up a bit again back towards the 40s, but as of now it's looking like we won't see that white christmas. james stephanie: jack: stephanie: snap a cool
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post it to we are iowa dot com. share it tab! here's a picture we received earlier today on flooding in winterset - that's supposed to be a farm field you're seeing, flooded from the weekend rain. jack: coming up on local 5 news at ten, the force awakens tonight...in hollywood! how are the actors feeling with the first big premire of this much anticipated movie?
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jack: the force
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movies audiences have seen in more than a decade, the 7th installment in the franchise. it may be the most-anticipated yet. stephanie: some industry predictions have it becoming the highest- grossing movie of all time. the hollywood premiere is tonight and abc lauren lyster is there. " pkg script: nat new film trailer (rec carpet) the force awakens hollywood tonight. (time lapse) security is as tight as the oscars with a huge for thousands of invited guests. .....all for the premiere of a highly anticipated film little about. sot - j.j. abrams, director, 'star wars: the force awakens' "what i hate is when i go to see the movie and feel like the everything" vo: the largely under wraps...but fans can expect the return of actors and original solo, princess leia, pop trailer vo: he's more excited for he debuted as hans solo in 1977...because back then he says he couldn't have imagined the success star wars
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sot - harrison ford, hans solo, 'star wars: the force awakens' "now knowing that...it's a bit daunting" vo: carrie fischer returns in a role she says she's never been able to shake sot - carrie fischer, general leia, "i get 'princess leia!!' like i'm supposed to say 'yes??'" there are also newcomers to the galaxy ...playing heroes for a new generation... nats-- "oh my gosh." also in the film, a new bad guy.... nats -- light sabre lauren lyster tag "ahead of the world premiere - the anticipation and secrecy continues - streets are shut down in the heart of hollywood for this tented red carpet, megafans are lined up in costume for a chance to to glimpse their favorite stars, and i'm told guests won't be told which theatre they will see it in until they arrive." lauren lyster, abc news, los angeles." " jack: star wars is owned now by disney studios which is the parent company of abc. it opens to the public december 18th. stephanie:
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jon here now-- and iowa fans getting some news about rose bowl tickets. jon: yeah jack 55 thousand request only 22 thousand tickets to give coming up on local 5 sports we'll show you how much you'll be paying if you didn't get picked
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welcome back. the university of iowa was only given about 22 thousand tickets to sell to fans. that would be a lot maybe for stanford, but hawkeye fans want nothing more than to be in pasadena on january first. 55 thousand requests for tickets were sent in-- and alex giaimo shows us today is the day where you find out if you got a ticket or not! " today hawkeye nation found out if they awarded a share of the university of iowa's rose bowl tickets. over 54,000 people applied for a chance to watch iowa compete in the granddaddy of them all but with only 23,000 tickets allotted to the university...plenty of iowa fans were left out but not life long hawk fan ethan diehl. (ethan diehl) the point cut off for for tickets was 31 and you get three points for each season so my parents
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easily made the cutoff but they didn't get the best tickets so you kind of wonder like what does it take to get the best tickets because they turned away 32,000 ticket applications. (alex giaimo) those points are how the university decided who has to stay and who gets to go to pasadena. the priority point system combines longevity, alumni status but most importantly. (ethan diehl) donations i mean its got to i don't know what the points are but it's got to be hundreds of points. it's who you paid. i mean it's about money, purely. (alex giaimo) and if you're hawk fan and still hoping for a chance to watch your team play in the rose bowl for the first in 25 years you're going to have to look to the secondary market.you're also going to have to shell out a good chunk of change. (ethan diehl) of course you know now everyone's you know looking at stubhub, you know, paying $600 a ticket for our game and $200 for the national title game which is crazy. (alex giaimo) tickets for the iowa stanford game are going for 3
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including the college football playoff games. in iowa city with your hawkeye headquarters report, i'm alex giaimo. " jon: here's a quick look at what you'll be spending if you didn't get tickets through the lottery. the cheapest ticket i saw on stubhub was 400 dollars as you can imagine pretty far up. the most expensive was at 5 thousand 55 dollars and some odd cents. flights are going for right around dollars from des moines to lax out monday dec. 28th, and back on the 2nd of january. flights climb as high as 17 hundred or more and i'll bet they only go up from here. jon/bam: this week is finals week for both iowa and iowa state. that means players will be focused on their tests-- but they still have the big four classic this weekend. today iowa state coach steve prohm addressed the importance of focusing on gearing up for second. "obviously finals week we're off today we'll
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shooting groups then we'll start getting ready for northern iowa wednesday thursday and friday but glad to be 9-0 going into finals week and now we just gotta take care of business academically. " "i was thinking about skipping all my finals but maybe i should go take them obviously we've done this before and you just gotta have your priorities straight i mean there's always still time to get into the gym really we've had our academics in order since we got here and we get great support around here so i'm not too worried about it." "it aint no big adjustment for me or george his fourth year my third year it was overwhelming my freshman year i didn't really know how to handle it but now i got it down pact and we should be good and stay sharp on the court also. jon: and a look at your big four classic schedule. your big four classic schedule. iowa plays drake at 3:30 saturday afternoon at wells fargo arena. then northern iowa and iowa
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6pm that game will air on espnu. iowa state dropped a spot to number 5 in the ap poll today-- they stay at number 2 in the coaches poll jon: here's a look at the ap top 10 that was released today. the spartans 11-0 stay on top. kansas at 2. oklahoma is ranked third. kentucky moves in front of iowa state at number four. iowa state maryland is sixth. duke 7th. and virginia, purdue, and xavier round out the top 10. jon/3shot (wrap sports) stephanie: jack: we'll be right back... you're
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jahave come in with totals as high as 6 to 7 inches! the rain has ended this afternoon and we will see a cold and breezy night as lows fall into the low 30s. tuesday looks mostly cloudy with dry and breezy conditions with highs back in the mid 40s. e we'll see a wintry mix to a few snow showers in northwest iowa tuesday night into wednesday morning. the remainder of the week is looking dry but cold with highs in the low 30s going into friday. next week we warm up a bit again back towards the 40s, but as of now it's looking like we won't see that white christmas. stephanie: jack: thank you for spending your time with us tonight. " "
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