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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 " elias: good morning iowa! i'm ???. it's x:00 a-m on tuesday, january 26th thanks for joining us! elias: good to have everyone with us! and it's great to have central iowa's most accurate forecast with meterologist sam schreier! hey sam! sam: (sam adlibs) sam (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry
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weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to upper teens, but at least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday.
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we stay with weather as wes get into the top five this morning.... elias: at least 41 weather-related deaths have now been reported across 12 states and the district of columbia, as eighty million people continue to dig out from the snow. those who did try to go to work had to trudge through the snow, as major cities shut down transit services. city officials now working on where to put all of the snow, as they clear roads for travel. elias: in the number two spot this morning... elias: number 14 iowa state welcoming number four kansas to hilton last night... the teams
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kansas holding a lead for all of the first half... midway through the second half, i-s-u tied it...with a deonte burton three-pointer giving them the lead. the cyclones held on to the lead and finish with a big 85 to 72 win over the jayhawks. elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: a dart bus went off-road, crashing into a home near east douglas avenue and cambridge street monday evening. the driver and one passenger were injured. the homeowner said the impact felt like an earthquake. dart officials believe the driver may have suffered a medical issue that led to the crash, which is still under investigation. elias: number four... elias: the three democratic presidential candidates took the stage at drake university last night for a town hall....last high-profile event before the iowa caucuses.. hillary clinton faced down recent attacks against her, as she tried to build her appeal to young voters. her main rival, bernie sanders, took questions about his
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explaining why socialist shouldn't be a bad label. martin o'malley, who has been a distant third, used his time to try and invigorate supporters, and show that he is a viable option. elias: and finally in the top five... elias: a texas grand jury has cleared planned parenthood of wrongdoing over a series of controversial undercover videos. the videos appeared to suggest planned parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue and organs. the jury instead indicted the two anti-abortion activists behind the staged videos that sparked the controversy. elias: the topic of gun control is getting attention at the iowa statehouse....wit h a new bill circulating. elias: the measure would give children under the age of 14 the right to use a handgun with their parents permission and supervison this is the third year a pair of young girls... 10 and 12 year old meredith and natalie gibson ...have led the effort to get the law changed. the girls say they like to shoot for sport and hobby just like it was ballet or basketball ... this year they have their own bill for the
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change called the youth safety and parental rights act. they presented their story at a judiciary sub committee monday afternoon... and found a room split with suppport and opposition. "it boils down to this is a common sense approach. " "children under the age of 14 don't have the same kind of judgement as children 16, 17,18 might have " elias: the next step for the youth safety and parental rights act is for it to be voted on in a house subcommittee... if it passes it will go to a full committee. last year under the omnibus gun bill... it passed in the house three times. elias: two big issues on the minds of iowa lawmakers...the state's upcoming medicaid privatization, and education funding... the director of iowa's medicaid program updated a senate committee monday on improvements they've made so the state can switch over to managed care. one concern has been about the call centers for people on medicaid who have
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the change over. the changeover is expected to take place march first.... as for education funding, it remains a fight over numbers.... the debate hit the house floor...with a bill calling for a four percent funding increase... but an amendment has passed the house to change it to a two percent increase. "19:41 under this plan, property taxes will go up, class size will icrease, positions will be cut, items like textbook purchases will be ushedoff for another year and technology will be pu at the bottom of purchase orders. " elias: after the lengthy session last year due to education funding, iowa lawmakers said it would be a top priority for 2016... local five will continue to follow the debate at the statehouse this session. elias: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam:
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weather adlib: we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to upper teens, but at least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the
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getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday. elias: at ((time check)) we'll take a short break, but still have more good morning iowa ahead... coming up, the winter weather can have an effect on your emotions....but there are ways to fight off a winter depression. 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 ...five-thousand block of northeast 22nd street and a second at the ...71-hundred block of southeast vandalia ..that's in pleasant hill.
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the roads today... elias: let's also get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at valley west... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues after this!
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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."
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a cliffside dwelling may have a great view, but some california residents have been ordered to evacuate for fears their homes could fall into the pacific ocean. el nino fueled storms have loosened and washed away the ground, leaving the cliffs to crumble. but some residents say they have no plans to leave despite the order and previous evacuations. sabrina: elias: (anchor toss to wx) sam: adlib toss. sam: weather adlib: we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is
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and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to upper teens, but at least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday. elias: winter can be a are next monday. elias: winter can be a tough season.
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the fierce snow storm we just saw hit the east coast... a lot of folks just want these dreary days to go away. but there are ways to fight the winter blues. holly firfer explains even if you love the cold and outdoor winter sports, you've got to admit this has been a tough season. not only is it brisk outside, but shorter days and longer nights can bring on the blues. it's estimated at least 12 million americans suffer from a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder or sad. doctors say in severe cases people with sad become depressed. many patients claim they just can't function. that's because the brain goes through a chemical imbalance due to a lack of sunlight, which can lead to a number of symptoms... such as fatigue, lack of energy, oversleeping, difficulty concentrating and cravings for foods high in carbohydrates that can cause weight gain. there are ways sad can
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specially designed light boxes that are used to treat those with sad and if the problem becomes serious, some doctors will recommend anti- depressants or psychotherapy to help patients get through the dark days of winter. and be with family. laughter and togetherness are great therapy for the winter blues. it's a perfect way to stay warm, even if the temperatures outside are frigid " elias: more good morning iowa reena ninan and with tech bytes. techbytes script: amazon prime is hey, there. in today's "techbytes" -- amazon prime is catching on. 1 in 5 adults now have a membership. that represents 46% of all u.s. households. >> so for 99 bucks a year,
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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 are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to upper teens, but at least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to
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fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday. sam
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five million dollars. all: (reax) elias: well time now for another short break... but when we come back... the record snow on the east coast also caused some indoor records for those stuck in their homes. ..but first here's what happened
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"you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." elias: on your money now elias: steady job growth and low mortgage rates meant some good news for the housing market...
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rebounded in december, with total sales for 20-15 the most in nine years. the national association of realtors said sales of existing homes climbed almost 15 percent last month . sales had previously plummeted as the industry adapted to new mortgage disclosure rules. elias: its no surprise that if you want to go to the n-f- l's biggest game, you'll have to pay some big bucks. the average resale price for tickets to the superbowl is almost 52- hundred dollars. a pair of seats near midfield for the february 7th matchup between the carolina panthers and denver broncos sold for 12- thousand one- hundred dollars each... that's the most expensive seats sold so far. elias: and finally the historic snowfall from the weekend winter storm has kept millions indoors....and their cable boxes have been working overtime. at one point on saturday, nearly one-point-three million comcast customers used
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watch movies and tv shows at the same time. officials with the cable provider say that's a record for simultaneous views. elias: that's a look at your money this morning... coming up after the break... sam's in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... but first... time for a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at euclid... [current conditions] good morning iowa returns
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"you're watching good moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " elias: thanks for joining us on your [day of week] morning, i'm sabrina ahmed. elias: and i'm elias johnson... elias: weather is
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in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... meteorologist sam schreier. sam: (adlib toss) sam weather adlib: we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to upper teens, but at least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps
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chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday. elias: the last high- profile event for democrats before the iowa caucuses came to des moines last night elias: democratic presidential candidates gathered at drake university to discuss the issues ahead of
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the first contest of the 2016 election season. contest of the 2016 election season. the questions were picked by voters themselves. kim hutcherson has more: " --reporter pkg-as follows-- at cnn's democratic town hall in des moines, voters took center stage - presenting their questions to the candidates seeking the democratic presidential nomination. hillary clinton -- who has a six-point lead in iowa, according to the latest poll -- faced voters last. clinton took a philosophical approach responding to attacks leveled against her (hillary clinton/democratic presidential candidate) "look, i've been around a long time . people have thrown all kinds of things with me. she also reminded voters she has been working on healthcare for a very long time. (hillary clinton/democratic presidential candidate) "when i worked on healthcare back in 93 and 94 - and i don't know if you were born then - but if you'd been
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able to pay attention, i was trying to get us to universal healthcare coverage working with my husband." (martin o'malley/democratic presidential candidate) martin o'malley was sandwiched in between clinton and sanders -- he had a message for his supporters "hold strong at your caucus because america is looking for a new leader. america is scanning the horizon. we can not be this fed up with our gridlocked, dysfunctional congress and think old ideologies are going to move us forward." bernie sanders kicked off the debate, and took many questions about his healthcare plans and viability as a candidate. (bernie sanders/democratic presidential candidate) "the ideas i am talking about are not radical ideas. on february first, iowa caucus goers will choose a candidate that best represents
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i'm kim hutcherson reporting" elias: now, republican presidential candidates also have one more primetime event ahead of monday... the presidential hopefuls will take the stage thursday night at the iowa events center for their seventh debate. the line up for the primetime and so-called "happy-hour" debates have not been announced officially...but they should be similar to the ones from january 14th. elias: candidates on the campaign trail will lead to early dismissal for students at marshalltown schools today... administrators timing of events for donald trump and hillary clinton, they will have a district0wide this afternoon. based on the time needed to prepare for the and due to concerns over traffic around the schools. elias: new this
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may experience some rusty water this week... elias: ames officials say testing on pipes may lead to fluctuations in water pressure. the new pipes future water plant with the existing water plant testing is three more times this week... the city says that the water is still safet to drink, but can residents tap for a few minutes to verify the clarity. elias: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib:
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sam: weather adlib: we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to upper teens, but at least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every
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warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday. elias: 12 states continue their effort to dig out of the snow...as we take a look at national headlines... elias: the historic blizzard has buried around eighty million americans...causi ng governments and schools to close...and major transportation delays. at least 41 weather-related deaths have now been reported across a dozen states and the district of columbia. those who did try to go to work monday had to trudge through the snow, as major
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meanwhile air travelers are feeling the pain as airports slowly return to life. 12-thousand flights have been canceled, including about 18-hundred monday. " (mos) "i've had 8 cancellations, but they've been rolling the cancellations over, so i'm thrilled to be getting out and heading back to new orleans [butt to] "i had a nice little kind of forced vacation in dc, so it was good it wasn't too bad."" elias: the problem facing cities now, is what to do with all of the snow as it is removed from streets and sidewalks. elias: dart continues its investigation into a monday bus crash... elias: the bus, carrying two passengers, went off the road and crashed into a house a little after 5 p-m. it happened near east douglas avenue and cambridge street. the bus driver and one passenger were injured. the woman who lives here was home at the time of the crash... she got out ok, but says the impact felt like
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" i had just gotten up from the living room to the kitchen to do dishes a few minutes later the whole house shook and everything fell. i came out and the walls were all smashed in. " elias: janet said she's not as worried about her house as much as she is about her 6 cats that were inside and are unaccounted for tonight. the cause of the crash is still being investigated at this time, but dart officials believe the driver may have had a medical issue. the red cross was also there to help. elias: at ((time check)) we'll take a short break here on good morning iowa... coming up, we'll talk about why cyclone fans may have a slow start to their morning....after a big celebration last night. elias: 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 three locations... one at the ....six hundred block of 40th...northboun d the next is set up at the three- thousand block of sixth
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und and a third at the 44-hundred block of south union, facing northbound .so use caution while driving.. northbound .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 iowa continues after this!
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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." elias:
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through north and central iowa yesterday, iowa state patrol says they received more than 60 calls of cars in in the ditch slippery roads and a snow mix left commuters going slow last night. and it looks like the trip back home for many i- s-u basketball fans was a little dicey too. sabrina: anchor toss to wx sam: adlib toss. sam: weather adlib: we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to upper teens, but at least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep
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friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday. sam toss back. elias:
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walk around the block turns into a marathon finish for a dog in alabama elias: lots of pictures from the elkmont half- marathon in alabama are being shared...mainly because of ludivine the bloodhound. her owners had let her out for a bathroom break....but she ended up at the starting line... and without a human or leash, ran the entire 13-point-one- miles. her owner... didn't even know about her celebrity dog until a friend called and filled her in. ludivine even finished seventh...and was presented a finisher's medal for her accomplishment.. before going
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all: (reax) sabrina elias: we have more good morning iowa coming up right after the
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"you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." elias: well good news for cyclone fans....bad news for sabrina last night as number
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number four kansas to hilton... the teams renewed their rivalry, with kansas holding a lead for all of the first half... midway through the second half, i-s-u tied it...with a deonte burton three-pointer giving them the lead. the cyclones held on to the lead and finish with a big 85 to 72 held on to the lead and finish with a big 85 to 72 win over the jayhawks. all:
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the hawkeyes also had something to celebrate monday...the latest a-p poll put them at number three. and just like football, the hawkeye hoopsters are also making history this season! this season is their best start in the big ten since 19-70... right now they are on a 13 game big ten win streak dating back to last season! all: elias: time for another short break...but before we go let's get a quick west mixmaster [current sam says ??? central iowa's most accurate forecast next... good morning iowa continues
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especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday.
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sabrina elias: a final look at the top five... all the news you need to know before you head out the door... right after this.
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sabrina: elias: let's get a final look at your top five.... elias: at least 41 weather-related deaths have now been reported across 12 states and the district of columbia, as eighty million
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the snow. those who did try to go to work had to trudge through the snow, as major cities shut down transit services. city officials now working on where to put all of the snow, as they clear roads for travel. sabrina: elias: in the number two spot this morning... elias: number 14 iowa state welcoming number four kansas to hilton last night... the teams renewed their rivalry, with kansas holding a lead for all of the first half... midway through the second half, i-s-u tied it...with a deonte burton three-pointer giving them the lead. the cyclones held on to the lead and finish with a big 85 to 72 win over the jayhawks. sabrina: elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: a dart bus went off-road, crashing into a home near east douglas avenue and cambridge street monday evening. the driver and one passenger said the impact felt like an earthquake. believe the suffered a that led to the crash, which is still under investigation. sabrina: elias: number four... elias: the three democratic presidential candidates took the stage at drake university last night for a town hall....last high-profile event before the iowa caucuses.. hillary clinton recent attacks she tried to build her appeal to young voters. her main rival, bernie sanders, took questions about his healthcare and education
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socialist shouldn't be a martin o'malley, who has been a used his time to try and invigorate supporters, and show that he is a viable option. sabrina: elias: and finally... you'll want to know about this story in the big five... elias: a texas grand jury has cleared planned parenthood of wrongdoing over a series of controversial undercover videos. the videos appeared to suggest planned parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue and organs. the jury instead indicted the two anti-abortion activists behind the staged videos that controversy. sabrina elias: sam is in with a final look at central iowa's most accurate forecast... sam final weather adlib we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to upper teens, but at least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to
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