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we'll start with partly to mostly cloudy skies and keep a cold and quiet day with highs climbing into the low 20s. late today but especially through this evening we'll see light snow slowly move in from northwest iowa. snow totals do look fairly light and in the metro i'm expecting around 0.5 to 1.5 inches of fairly light and fluffy snow. there will be a bit of a breeze overnight so some visibility will be low if you are driving around tonight, but rush hour traffic should not be affected. friday a deep arctic cold front will be in the process of dropping in, so we will briefly hit a high of 20 but it will be fighting a strong northwest wind all day. friday night and saturday morning temperatures will drop below zero state wide and in the metro we will likely land somewhere right next to -4 degrees. saturday night into valentines day sunday we have a better chance for larger accumulating snow that will likely stack up to a few inches.
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warmer weather with highs climbing back into the 40s and possibly a brief 50! elias: let's get into the top five this morning.... elias: those speed limits on iowa's two-lane country highways are now under review... state lawmakers have two proposals before them that would move the speed limit from 55 miles an hour up to 60 or 65. a study done by the iowa d-o-t found that the average driver goes 62. some are in favor of the changes, but aren't sure if it would work everywhere. sabrina: in the number two spot this morning... morning... sabrina: the u-s justice department has filed a lawsuit claiming the city of ferguson, missouri continues to violate the rights of african americans --- even after the shooting death of michael brown. the filing comes after ferguson leaders voted to change the terms of a deal with the d-o-j over reforms to its police force
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court system. elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: two more presidential hopefuls throw in the towel for 20-16. following poor performances in the new hampshire primary and iowa caucus, chris christie and carly fiorina announced they would suspend their campaigns. neither has polled outside of single digits since joined the race for the the g-o-p field is now down to six major candidates. race for the now down to six candidates. sabrina: sabrina: number four... sabrina: a rough night on the hardwood for iowa state... the number 14 cyclones hit the road to texas last night for a game against unranked texas tech. despite staying ahead of the red raiders for much of the game....,the home team forces i-s-u into overtime....where a hail mary three pointer puts them up by three and gives texas tech the win. elias:
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the literary franchise that got a whole generation and more reading will return to the book shelves. an eighth installment of the harry potter series called "harry potter and the cursed child." will go on sale this summers. it's not a traditional book, buta hardback version of the script book for the two-part play, sabrina: back in des moines, police release more details about wednesday's officer-involved shooting. sabrina: senior police officer christopher brockert fired his gun following an early morning chase... he fired at 25 year old austin allen, who had felony warrants out of west des moines and kansas for driving a stolen vehicle. cops tried to pull over allen near southwest 14th and porter, but he wouldn't stop....even driving the car toward officer brockert.. that's when he fired the shots. allen faces several charges, including assault with a weapon on police. elias: new this morning...iowa's law enforcement and prosecutors have committed to fighting the heroin epidemic in the state.. elias:
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came together in cedar rapids to discuss the heroin problem.. speakers focused on how they're working to solve the problem through prevention, treatment and law enforcement. cedar rapids police say last year the city had about 250 cases involving heroin when you consider police and hospital data. authorities say a lot of the heroin is coming from illinois, meaning eastern iowa is at the heart of the problem. " dale woolery governor's offc. of drug control policy " elias: town hall organizers also worked to create awareness about what can lead to heroin use. police say prescription pain killer abuse is the gateway to heroin addiction.
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we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: most of today will be a weather adlib: most of today will be a typical cold and quiet day, but this afternoon and evening we are going to get a bit more light snow. we'll start with partly to mostly cloudy skies and keep a cold and quiet day with highs climbing into the low 20s. late today but especially through this evening we'll see light snow slowly move in from northwest iowa. snow totals do look fairly light and in the metro i'm expecting around
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fairly light and fluffy snow. there will be a bit of a breeze overnight so some visibility will be low if you are driving around tonight, but rush hour traffic should not be affected. friday a deep arctic cold front will be in the process of dropping in, so we will briefly hit a high of 20 but it will be fighting a strong northwest wind all day. friday night and saturday morning temperatures will drop below zero state wide and in the metro we will likely land somewhere right next to -4 degrees. saturday night into valentines day sunday we have a better chance for larger accumulating snow that will likely stack up to a few inches. next week we are definitely going to see been touring central iowa this week sharing her story with students... marion blumenthal spoke with goodrell middle school, students about what it was like to live in a concentration campand eventually immigrate to the united states after her family was set free. she also left the kids with advice
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"as difficult as it is the horror of the holocaust must be taught must be studied and kept alive only then can we guard it from ever happening again " sabrina: blumenthal is one of the last living holocaust survivors in iowa. she is also the author of an award-winning memoir titled "four perfect pebbles." elias: and a cultural immersion night at drake university. students who recently visited the african country of uganda invited natives of that country to share their culture with iowans wednesday evening. local legends and poetry were read inside the olmsted center. that was followed by a fashion show of typical ugandan clothing. they also brought hand made items and were selling them to raise funds for a ugandan children's hospital. sabrina at ((time check))
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with lots more good morning iowa still ahead.. elias: coming up, a special guest joins us to talk about how watching the iowa wild will also help a good cause tonight,, sabrina: 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 ...eleven- thousand block of northwest 121 street in granger. so take care on 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." sabrina: a chilly surf's up in canada... despite temperatures in the thirties, surfers still braved the waves of the atlantic to hang ten.. no reason to let a little snow and some cold winds enjoying the outdoors. sabrina: elias: (anchor toss to wx) sam: adlib toss. sam: most of today will be a typical cold and quiet day, but this
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bit more light snow. we'll start with partly to mostly cloudy skies and keep a cold and quiet day with highs climbing into the low 20s. late today but especially through this evening we'll see light snow slowly move in from northwest iowa. snow totals do look fairly light and in the metro i'm expecting around 0.5 to 1.5 inches of fairly light and fluffy snow. there will be a bit of a breeze overnight so some visibility will be low if you are driving around tonight, but rush hour traffic should not be affected. friday a deep arctic cold front will be in the process of briefly hit a high of 20 strong northwest wind all day. friday morning temperatures will drop below zero state wide and in the metro we will likely land somewhere right next to -4 degrees. saturday night into valentines day sunday chance for larger accumulating snow that will likely stack
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definitely going to see warmer weather with highs climbing back into the 40s and possibly a brief 50! elias: we have lots more good morning iowa ahead...but first elias: we have lots more good morning iowa ahead...but first here's. abc's kendis gibson and reena ninan with tech bytes. techbytes twitter's troubles - in today's "techbytes" tough times for twitter. >> it's having trouble
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including a time line. >> the federal government has taken another step toward the truly driverless car. it now says the computer that controls the self-driving car will be considered the driver. >> good news for companies like technology. must of us never read terms and conditions. >> amazon snuck in a klaus that would allow its lumberyard to used in the zombie. >> it might happen. all right, those are your "techbytes." >> have a good day. ever look at a squirrel and think, "yeah, i could use that kind ofenergy?
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[inhale + exhale mnemonic] two more ways to breathe happy. "you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." sabrina elias: the iowa wild, in conjunction with susan g. komen of iowa, announced on monday that pink in the rink takes place friday, feb. 12 at 7 pm when the iowa wild welcomes the grand rapids griffins to wells fargo arena. this unique and popular event, designed to raise awareness about breast cancer and generate funds for susan g. komen of iowa, has raised more than $65,000 in live auctions over the past two years. as a tradition, the players wear pink colored jerseys, available in a live auction after the game. each of the past two seasons, pink in the rink night has been well attended with over 10,000 fans in 2014
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"now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green most of today will be a typical cold and quiet day, but this afternoon and evening we are going to get a bit more light snow. we'll start with partly to mostly cloudy skies and keep a cold and quiet day with highs climbing into the low 20s. late today but especially through this evening we'll see light snow slowly move in from northwest iowa. snow totals do look fairly light and in the metro i'm expecting around 0.5 to 1.5 inches of fairly light and fluffy snow. there will be a bit of a breeze overnight so some visibility will be low if
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traffic should not be affected. friday a deep arctic cold front will be in the process of dropping in, so we will briefly hit a high of 20 but it will be fighting a strong northwest wind all day. friday night and saturday morning temperatures will drop below zero state wide and in the metro we will likely land somewhere right next to -4 degrees. saturday night into valentines day sunday we have a better chance for larger accumulating snow that will likely stack up to a few inches. next week we are definitely going to see warmer weather with highs climbing back into the 40s and possibly a brief 50! sam toss back.
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elias: meet charlie the red kangaroo. for about a year, charlie has served as a therapy animal at a veterans home in salt lake city.. he has also taken trips to special education classes and hospice care facilities. charlie is still young, but when he gets full- grown he likely won't be able to stay at the veterans home... the utah red cross will honor charlie next month for his service. all: (reax)
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last night some exceptional teens were honored by the boys and girls club for its youth of the year event... the event academic success, service, and good character.. (????name????) won the youth of the year title... he now goes on to compete at the state competition in the state competition in the state competition in title... he now goes on to compete at the state competition in march.
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elias: time for another short break, coming up a look at the morning headlines... but first...a traffic check... this is i-235 at euclid... [current conditions] good morning iowa returns after this.
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"you're watching good moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " sabrina thanks for joining us on your [day of week] morning, i'm sabrina ahmed. elias: and i'm elias johnson... elias: weather is always first on good morning iowa... in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... meteorologist sam schreier. sam: (adlib toss) sam
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typical cold and quiet day, but this afternoon and evening we are going to get a bit more light snow. we'll start with partly to mostly cloudy skies and keep a cold and quiet day with highs climbing into the low 20s. late today but especially through this evening we'll see light snow slowly move in from northwest iowa. snow totals do look fairly light and in the metro i'm expecting around 0.5 to 1.5 inches of fairly light and fluffy snow. there will be a bit of a breeze overnight so some visibility will be low if you are driving around tonight, but rush hour traffic should not be affected. friday a deep arctic cold front will be in the process of dropping in, so we will briefly hit a high of 20 but it will be fighting a strong northwest wind all day. friday night and saturday morning temperatures will drop below zero state wide and in the metro we will likely land somewhere right next to -4 degrees. saturday night into valentines day sunday we have a better chance for larger
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up to a few inches. next week we are definitely going to see warmer weather with highs climbing back into the 40s and iowa lawmakers weigh some potential changes to the speed on rural roads. sabrina: right now, the speed limits are 55 miles per hour for two lane country highways. but a pair of proposals in the iowa house could bring the limits up to 60 or 65. a study done by the iowa department of transportation found that the average driver goes 62 miles an hour on those rural highways. some are in favor of the changes, but aren't sure if it would work everywhere. tim hughes, elkhart resident: "i don't think raising the speed limits would work in every area, but if you can pick and choose for which areas it would work, i think that raising it would be okay." sabrina: law makers say if drivers ramped up their speeds, law enforcement could choose how to enforce it. also, there would be no reason for drivers to increase it by
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sabrina: what are your thoughts about the speed limits on rural highways? let us know -- we may use 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. elias: continuing at the state house, some big confusion over medicaid in the state elias: if you're one of 560-thousand iowans who use medicaid, you're still not sure what to expect for health insurance. months ago, packets were sent out asking iowans to choose which private company they wanted to change their care to. since then, deadlines have come and gone - now lawmakers are asking to trash the whole idea. the senate will introduce a bill today to end the state's contracts with the three out- of-state managed care companies. 9:48 our job is to be responsible to the people we represent. if we are, we hav eto start listening to what's being said, what's really happening on the ground. this is not
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elias: governor branstad is still championing his efforts to change to managed care. his office said, "through managed care, iowans' health care delivery will improve by offering preventive services above and beyond what currently is available... and eliminating unnecessary or duplicative services." sabrina: the wednesday morning commute may have been a bit tricky, as snow hit central iowa... though we got less than 2 inches, the slick spots were enough to cause a lot of traffic headaches. the morning work commute was slow, and lots of folks wound up getting involved in the crashes. drivers and the mechanics who fix up dinged cars stayed busy. ""we're seeing it all front back side, i even saw a car with vandalism yesterday, just crazy times rightnow" " sabrina: west des moines auto body says
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with cars to fix until march. state patrol responded to more than 50 metro area wrecks. there were some injuries, but state patrol says nothing serious. elias: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: most of today will be a typical cold and quiet day, but this
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we are going to get a bit more light snow. we'll start with partly to mostly cloudy skies and keep a cold and quiet day with highs climbing into the low 20s. late today but especially through this evening we'll see light snow slowly move in from northwest iowa. snow totals do look fairly light and in the metro i'm expecting around 0.5 to 1.5 inches of fairly light and fluffy snow. there will be a bit of a breeze overnight so some visibility will be low if you are driving around tonight, but rush hour traffic should not be affected. friday a deep arctic cold front will be in the process of dropping in, so we will briefly hit a high of 20 but it will be fighting a strong northwest wind all day. friday night and saturday morning temperatures will drop below zero state wide and in the metro we will likely land somewhere right next to -4 degrees. saturday night into valentines day sunday we have a better chance for larger accumulating snow that will likely stack
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next week we are definitely going to see warmer weather with highs climbing back into the 40s and possibly a brief 50! elias: a lawsuit filed against the city of ferguson missouri tops your national headlines... elias: the u-s justice department filed a 56-page lawsuit wednesday against the city.. the suit claims ferguson continues to violate the rights of african americans --- even after the shooting death of michael brown. the filing comes after ferguson leaders voted to change the terms of a deal with the justice department over reforms to its police force and municipal court system. the d-o-j has spent months negotiating with the city on the reforms. " (loretta lynch/u. s attorney general): "the residents of ferguson have suffered the deprivation of their constitutional rights, the rights guaranteed to all americans, for decades. they have waited decades for justice. they should not be forced to wait
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elias: a spokesman for the city of ferguson says officials have not seen the lawsuit, and they plan to comment today. sabrina: and the remaining armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge in oregon are expected to turn themselves in this morning...ending the standoff that began january second. ammon bundy and a group of protestors took over the compound to decry what they called government overreach of federal land. the f-b-i says it surrounded the area last night. elias: at ((time check)) we'll take a short break here on good morning iowa... sabrina: coming up, the republican roster gets a bit shorter...as two more presidential hopefuls suspend their campaigns. 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... the first at the four-thousand block of woodland - east bound a second at the 19-hundred block of east ninth street -
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of east ninth street - southbound and the final one at the two- thousand block of hartford - facing west bound so use caution facing west bound so use caution while driving.. sabrina while we're at it... a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at mlk... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues
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"your wathcing good morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." elias:
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haven't gotten a major snowfall so far this winter in the metro. it's been a couple inches here, a few inches there... but when you stack it all up... here's what it looks like. this is "snow mountain" at it looks like. this is "snow mountain" at valley west mall... the place where all the parking lot snow is plowed. sabrina: anchor toss to wx sam: adlib toss. sam: weather adlib: most of today will be a typical cold and quiet day, but this afternoon and evening we are going to get a bit more light snow. we'll start with partly to mostly cloudy skies and keep a cold and quiet day with highs climbing into the low 20s. late today but especially through this evening we'll see light snow slowly move in from
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totals do look fairly light and in the metro i'm expecting around 0.5 to 1.5 inches of fairly light and fluffy snow. there will be a bit of a breeze overnight so some visibility will be low if you are driving around tonight, but rush hour traffic should not be affected. friday a deep arctic cold front will be in the process of dropping in, so we will briefly hit a high of 20 but it will be fighting a strong northwest wind all day. friday night and saturday morning temperatures will drop below zero state wide and in the metro we will likely land somewhere right next to -4 degrees. saturday night into valentines day sunday we have a better chance for larger accumulating snow that will likely stack up to a few inches. next week we are definitely going to see warmer weather with highs climbing back into the 40s and possibly a brief 50! sabrina: trending now...harry potter fans celebrate the wizard's new
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sabrina: an eighth installment of the series will come out this summer. it's not a traditional book. it's a hardback version of the script book for the two-part play, "harry potter and the cursed child." the play opens on july 30th in london. the book will be j.k. rowling's first harry potter publication in eight years. all: (reax) sabrina we have more good morning
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"you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." sabrina: and now to politics. the field has narrowed..with all the republican candidates able to fit on one stage after carly fiorina and chris christie drop out elias: all eyes turn to the next fight in south carolina...with the pair of democrats taking the debate stage tonight.. abc's lana zak has more. "script: lz intro: there are 9 days before south carolina republicans head to the polls? and following the results in new hampshire, 2 of the candidates are bowing out, others are taking a breath, and one is taking a victory lap.-- (pkg) trump sot: we may have to stage a phony protest. that's the only way they show the size of these crowds. this crowd is amazing." donald trump with even more spring in his step following his major win in new hampshire--forcing
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candidates--chris christie and carly fiorina out of the race. trump says he's ready to take on democratic challenger, hillary clinton trump sot: we're going to beat her and honestly women don't like her, (gfx) in new hampshire, clinton lost women voters 44 to 55% and young people 16% to 83%. but nationally, clinton still has the advantage over bernie sanders, who tells abc's cecilia vega he has work to do. vega: if the election were tomorrow do you think you could win south carolina and nevada? sanders: no. fortunately for us the election is not tomorrow. debrief tag: the next election is a little more than 2 weeks away for the democrats. but the next standoff is tonight at the democratic debate. lz, abc n, w " elias: next up, we'll see how the candidates fair in nevada and south carolina caucuses. then 15 states will hold primaries for
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tuesday....which is march first. this is considered the first real test of a candidate's national electability. local 5 is your local election headquarters, stay with us for the latest developments on the campaign trail. all: (political reax) sabrina time for another short break...but before we go let's get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at west mixmaster [current conditions] sam says ??? he's in with central iowa's most accurate forecast next... good morning iowa continues after this!
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forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" weather adlib: put most of today will be a typical cold and quiet day, but this afternoon and evening we are going to get a bit more light snow. we'll start with partly to mostly cloudy skies and keep a cold and quiet day with highs climbing into the low 20s. late today but especially through this evening we'll see light snow slowly move in from northwest iowa. snow totals do look fairly light and in the metro i'm expecting around 0.5 to 1.5 inches of fairly light and fluffy snow. there will be a bit of a breeze overnight so some
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you are driving around tonight, but rush hour traffic should not be affected. friday a deep arctic cold front will be in the process of dropping in, so we will briefly hit a high of 20 but it will be fighting a strong northwest wind all day. friday night and saturday morning temperatures will drop below zero state wide and in the metro we will likely land somewhere right next to -4 degrees. saturday night into valentines day sunday we have a better chance for larger accumulating snow that will likely stack up to a few inches. next week we are definitely going to see warmer weather with highs climbing back into the 40s and possibly a brief 50!
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sabrina elias:
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sabrina a final look at the news you before you head right after this. sabrina:
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elias: let's get a final look at your top five.... elias: those speed limits on iowa's two-lane country highways are now under review... state lawmakers have two proposals before them that would move the speed limit from 55 miles an hour up to 60 or 65. a study done by the iowa d-o-t found that the average driver goes 62. some are in favor of the changes, but aren't sure if it would work everywhere. sabrina: elias: in the number two spot this morning... sabrina: the u-s justice department has filed a lawsuit claiming the city of ferguson, missouri continues to violate the rights of african americans --- even after the shooting death of michael brown. the filing comes after ferguson leaders voted to change the terms of a deal with the d-o-j
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and municipal court system. sabrina: elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: two more presidential hopefuls throw in the towel for 20-16. following poor performances in the new hampshire primary and iowa caucus, chris christie and carly fiorina announced they would suspend their campaigns. neither has polled outside of single digits since joined the race for the white house. the g-o-p field is now down to six major candidates. sabrina: elias: number four... sabrina: a rough night on the hardwood for iowa state... the number 14 cyclones hit the road to texas last night for a game against unranked texas tech. despite staying ahead of the red raiders for much of the game....,the home team forces i-s-u into overtime....where a hail mary three pointer puts them up by three and gives texas tech the win. sabrina: elias: and finally... you'll want to know about this story in the big five... elias: the literary franchise that got a whole generation and more reading will return to the book shelves. an eighth installment of the harry potter series called "harry potter and the cursed child." will go on sale this summers. it's not a traditional book,
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the two-part play, sabrina elias: sam is in with a final look at central iowa's most accurate forecast... sam final weather adlib most of today will be a typical cold and quiet day, but this afternoon and evening we are going to get a bit more light snow. we'll start with partly to mostly cloudy skies and keep a cold and quiet day with highs climbing into the low 20s. late today but especially through this evening we'll see light snow slowly move in from northwest iowa. snow totals do look fairly light and in the metro i'm expecting around 0.5 to 1.5 inches of fairly light and fluffy snow. there will be a bit of a breeze overnight so some visibility will be low if you are driving around tonight, but rush hour traffic should not be affected. friday a deep arctic cold front will be in the process of dropping in, so we will briefly hit a high of 20 but it will be fighting a strong northwest wind all day. friday night and saturday morning temperatures will drop below zero state wide and in the good morning, america. deep freeze. a bitter blast brings the coldest air in a decade with
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