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building in hiawatha, causing a gas leak. happened shortly before 4 p-m yesterday in the 800 block person drove into the side of a building, touching off a gas leak. afterward. was hurt. it's day one of the 2016 iowa legislative session. the session kicked off with the drop of the gavel - just about an hour ago at 10:00. lawmakers are getting settled in, but many are also already making big plans for the session. kcrg-tv9's brady smith joins us live in des moines. brady, what can you tell us? the day started out in historic fashion in the iowa house of representativ es, where linda upmeyer was sworn in as the first female speaker of the house. upmeyer, a republican from clear lake, takes the place
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the lawmakers we've spoken with so far all seem to agree that coming to an agreement on how to fund k-12 education early in the session representative ken rizer told us yesterday that how the agreement and how quickly they do it will set the tone for the rest of the session. right behind education, managed medicaid system. we spoke with senator liz resources committee. she says lawmakers will be working on an oversight bill that will insure the companies that would handle the new system aren't taking advantage of iowans. there are a number of other issues on the table: making texting while driving a primary offense instead of a secondary offense, making improvements to iowa's water quality, and finding ways to better help small businesses and upstarts get on their feet. lawmakers say they're optimistic they can get that all done before their deadline this year, but also
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last years session. in des moines, brady smith kcrg tv 9 news. if you think it's cold out today, just wait until tomorrow. meteorologist justin gehrts joins us with your first alert forecast, justin... clouds and periods of light snow will be around this afternoon into tonight. temperatures will be wide-ranging, from barely above 10 close to the minnesota border to the lower 20s south of i-80. snow won't amount to much, generally around a dusting to a half-inch. winds pick up tonight and will be blustery from the northwest tomorrow, gusting as high as 30 mph. temperatures should remain in the single digits for most with wind chills staying below zero. temperatures rise into the 20s on wednesday and 30s thursday and friday. a rain/snow mix is possible friday before changing to snow saturday, which will come with colder temperatures again.today: chance of light snow high: 17-23 winds: s 5-10 alo: 15 dbq: 15 iow: 21
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to g-o-p presidential candidates and the iowa caucus. that's according to hans hassell, an assistant professor of politics at cornell college in mount vernon. hassell says donald trump and senator ted cruz will likely end up in first or second. but seeing as they're may be looking at republican candidates wind up in third. solid chance of becoming the nominee. " jeb bush, marco rubio, chris appeal. so, i think that coming in third in the iowa caucus actually may be a very big boon. that's probably where i would look the most. who of these more establishment candidates does
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a recent fox poll had cruz four points ahead of trump, 27 to 23 among likely republican voters. marco rubio came in third with 15 percent support. he was the only other candidate in the double digits. today marks just three weeks until those caucuses. that means presidential candidates are swarming the state hoping to gain support from voters. for the republicans, three candidates will be in eastern iowa tomorrow. donald trump will speak at the university of northern iowa on tuesday night. he is either second - or tied for first - in iowa with ted cruz. former florida governor jeb bush will make an appearance at the coralville public library tomorrow, as well. also, former arkansas governor mike huckabee has multiple stops over the next two days. today, he will be in fairfield and ottumwa. tomorrow, he'll make appearances in washington, williamsburg, coralville and muscatine. trump told a crowd on saturday that he plans to
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caucus time. that was while he was speaking at the surf ballroom in clear lake. texas senator ted cruz closed out a 36- county bus tour his stop on saturday. to keep the campaign momentum going, former secretary of state hillary clinton, is making her way to eastern iowa. clinton is due to appear at the electric park ballroom in waterloo today. tomorrow, she'll speak at an organizing event at the university of dubuque. last week, her husband, former president bill clinton, campaigned for her in cedar rapids and dubuque. her two opponents for the democratic nomination were in cedar rapids over the weekend. made four visits to eastern iowa on friday, including this rally at the veterans memorial building. clinton in iowa and national polls. former maryland governor martin o'malley stopped outside the gun show on saturday. there, he
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president's executive actions on stricter background checks for firearm purchases at gun shows. hillary clinton now has a big endorsement from former representativ e gabby giffords and her husband mark kelly. the couple says clinton is their first choice for the democratic presidential nominee. just five years ago giffords was shot in the head during an appearance in tucson. the former arizona democratic representativ e and her husband have since been outspoken advocates for gun control legislation. on sunday, giffords and kelly said clinton is the only candidate to stand up to the corporate gun lobby. gun control is expected to set the tone for president obama's state of the union address. tomorrow, he will give his final address to the nation. president obama plans to expand firearm background checks and close loopholes for gun sales. during his speech, president obama will leave one seat empty to symbolize and honor the victims of gun violence. the powerball jackpot is
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reach 1-point-4 billion dollars for wednesday's drawing. but one iowan could already from this past weekend's drawing. lottery officials say a hy-vee store in sioux city sold a one million dollar winning powerball ticket. that ticket's numbers matched the first five numbers saturday night, but not the powerball number. officials say no one has claimed that million dollar no big payout winners, which already had a record breaking jackpot of 9- hundred-49 million dollars. the next billion dollar jackpot drawing is on wednesday. the lottery to pay for gas prices. gas prices are at the lowest level since 2009. the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped a penny over the last three weeks. 2.05 a gallon. the highest prices are in los angeles at 3.01. the lowest -- st. louis at
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be in dubuque special olympics winter games. than 3- hundred-75 athletes will fight for the winning titles. events include alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, speed and figure skating. the opening ceremony will be tonight at 6 o'clock. competition. still to come this midday, bringing an end to hepatitis c.... some doctors believe new drugs can cure the chronic disease. but buying those medications is proving to be hard for many patients. a music legend as people mourn the loss of david bowie. updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert
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temperatures will be wide-ranging, from barely above 10 close to the minnesota border to the lower 20s south of i-80. snow won't amount to much, generally around a dusting to a half-inch. winds pick up tonight and will be blustery from the northwest tomorrow, gusting as high as 30 mph. temperatures should remain in the single digits for most with wind chills staying below zero. temperatures rise into the 20s
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and 30s thursday and friday. a rain/snow mix is possible friday before changing to snow saturday, which will come with colder temperatures again.today: chance of light snow high: 17-23 winds: s 5-10 alo: 15 dbq: 15 iow: 21 tonight: chance of light snow low: 0-6 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 0 dbq: 1 iow: 5 tomorrow: windy and cold high: dbq: 8 iow: 10 tomorrow night: mostly clear low: 0-6 winds: w 5-15 alo: 1 dbq: 3 iow: 4
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thursday: partly cloudy high: 35 - low: 19 friday: chance of rain/snow high: 32 - low: 27 saturday: chance of snow high: 20 - low: 20 sunday: partly cloudy high: 14 - low: 4 monday: chance of snow high: 23 - low: 0
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millions of americans have hepatitis c, a chronic disease that attacks your liver and in some cases can be deadly. new drugs can cure the virus, but as martie salt reports, that's only good news for some people. meet jeffrey acocella and dirk stokes. two faces of hepatitis c. "i felt very tired, fatigued." hep c, as it's commonly called,
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through contaminated body fluids. "when i'm playing with my grandchildre n and doing everything else, i'm always going, 'aw man i got to be careful, i don't want to infect anybody.'" treatment with new drugs is simple, one pill a day for eight to 12 weeks. nearly 95 percent of people treated are cured with few or no side effects. but it's not cheap. each pill costs one-thousand dollars, so treatment could run up to 84-thousand dollars. acocella's health insurer said yes. "i was like, couldn't believe it. i was excited." but for stokes, the news was bad. "they denied it; they said i wasn't sick enough." "it is frustrating." doctor claudio tuda is an infectious disease specialist who treats both men. "health insurance is putting up a lot of barriers for the patients to access this medication." doctor tuda believes if the price of the medication goes down it could wipe out the disease forever. "if i get sick, what's
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to cost you if i have to go to the hospital? and if you wait long enough and i need a liver transplant, how much does that cost?" i'm martie salt reporting. trt 1.23 oc std. after just a few weeks, acocella's disease is now undetectable. doctor tuda says all baby boomers should be tested for hepatitis c. virus exposure could have resulted from transfusions before testings existed or dirty needles during the fifties and sixties. many doctors reused those needles after heating them. still to come this midday, improving iowa's water... governor terry branstad just introduced a plan not only to help with cleaning our water but also to help with educational funding. we'll tell you how the two initiatives are related in today's agribusiness report. "whereas you ramp this up over
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determine where the best use of
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resources are." governor terry funding for couple decades more of educational resource money. good morning.. this is the agribusiness report.. i'm david geiger. ---- it was in discussions for several months but last week the governor announced a proposal he's working on that would fund both education and water quality until the mid- 21st century. branstad says the nutrient reduction strategy is good.. but the problem was a lack of reliable funding.. in 2008 the governor and iowa congress passed a 20 year sales tax that would go to school infrastructure on a per student basis.. the governor 20 years.. guaranteeing the first 10 million dollars of using an average two point eight five percent annual any ongoing, permanent source of funding for the nutrient reduction strategy. "it would
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source pollution as well as non-point. it would generate $20.7 billion dollars for schools over this period of time. and just under $4.7 billion for water quality." the water quality funding would start out small, but grow to be much larger.. governor branstad says people working together in agriculture business and eduction to get it through.. "it's a big bold plan, it's probably the boldest thing i've ever recommended as governor. you know, to deal water quality, and to do it without still just a change as more input is put in. the iowa legislature would have to pass the extension of funding.. by the sales tax. ---- feeder cattle saw a sharp
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live cattle and hogs moving down and up.. the grain markets are in a sideways movement after the macro economy problems throughout last week.. they're looking at the grains report tomorrow. "well, we've had a little bit of interaction with the investment class as the gyrations have happened over in the stock market. typically there's an inverse correlation.." "between commodities and equities so when the stock market's selling off we can get a little more interest in parking some money in commodities that's helped us to a degree this week but the main thing is positioning for the usda reports on tuesday." "the market was overbought and yesterday the longs kind of made a statement. they exited, sold with both hands as it were, my argument has been that we've seen the bulk of the rally in the cattle. we need higher cutouts to do that. to do more. and we need the hogs to cooperate. in other words, hog markets are kind of the key here." "so
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see you again next time. ---- we'll post a video every day in the agribusiness section of kcrg.com. you'll find it under the news tab. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3.42 oc webtease it's not quite the love bug, but it's a volkwagen beetle that's showing a lot of love. coming up we'll show you how this special car is helping to honor a woman and to help kids in
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one kentucky car collector is showing love for his late wife through one car in particular. and it is quickly becoming a big money-raiser michael verst of kentucky donated.... ...this classic 1966 volkswagon convertible to camp courageous. the year-round plans to sell raffle tickets until the fall to raise money for camp care franzman says there's more to this story than just a gift to a charity. this 50-year-old volkswagen cabriolet would certainly stir up some car
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although not in entirely original condition, a serious car fan might bid 20 to 30-thousand dollars to own it. it's not for sale. instead, camp courageous volunteers are running a raffle with one lucky winner. and the story behind the car has helped sell 20- thousand dollars in tickets so far. " the fact people find out about the car and what it's about... the cuteness of the car" here's the story. michael verst's wife karen was diagnosed with bone cancer in the late 1990's... and he restored the bug named "gracie" to mint condition as a gift to her recovery. karen eventually lost her leg to cancer and couldn't drive a stick shift car anymore. he adapted an automatic transmission, perhaps the only one for this model in existance, so she could keep driving her beloved "bug" until her death in 2013. " i feel that god will let it go to a good home... i feel anybody donating to camp courageous knows it's going
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kentucky resident verst had no connection with camp courageous until a few years ago when, as part of a car club group, he went to a show in fairfield. "he traveled to iowa and heard all about it from a parent of a camper who realized the highlight for their son was coming every year to camp courageous " "camp courageous has raffled off more expensive items before... 20 years ago they raffled an iowa farm and raised three quarters of a million dollars. by the time this raffle is finished... this classic car is probably going to be number two." organizers expect to collect 50-thousand dollars before the raffle ends. when warmer weather returns, gracie will hit the car show circuit, football games and other stops where car lovers can take a look, buy a chance and dream of driving her home. dave franzman kcrg tv9 news. the camp courageous raffle of the donated
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september. the camp is selling tickets for 25-dollars apiece or three for 50- dollars. lawmakers are back at the statehouse for the first day of the iowa legislative session... we'll have a live report from des moines to find out what legislators hope to accomplish this year . meteorologist justin gehrts updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert
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saving lives. a family pet warns a central city family about a fire in their home. lawmakers are bringing in the new year with a new session. and the u-s gets ready for mexico to extradite the infamous drug lord - el chapo. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at
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a dog's warning helped to save one linn county family from their burning home this morning. that house is at 1933 paris road in central city. that's just off highway 13 between central city and coggon. firefighters went to the house at around 1-30 a-m. the central city fire chief says the family dialed 9-1-1 and made it out of the home safely with both of their dogs. officials believe unburned wood particles caught fire in the chimney of the family's wood-burning stove. the fire chief believes that stove was being used to heat the home. after crews first extinguished the fire, they later returned to the scene when the fire rekindled. we're told the house is likely a total loss. "slams gavel.."the house is now in session" with that... the 2016 iowa legislative session has officially started. just a little bit ago.... the session kicked off. lawmakers are getting settled in, but many are also already making big
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kcrg-tv9's brady smith joins us live from the statehouse in des moines. brady - how's the day going so far? the day started out in historic fashion in the iowa house of representativ es, where linda upmeyer was sworn in as the first female speaker of the house. upmeyer, a republican from clear lake, takes the place of kraig paulsen. the lawmakers we've spoken with so far all seem to agree that coming to an agreement on how to fund k-12 education early in the session should be the leading priority. representative ken rizer told us yesterday that how the legislature comes to that agreement and how quickly they do it will set the tone for the rest of the session. right behind education, iowa's transition to a privately managed medicaid system. we spoke with senator liz mathis, who chairs the human resources committee. she says lawmakers will be working on an oversight bill that will insure the companies that would handle the new system aren't taking advantage of iowans. there are a number of other issues on the table: making texting while driving a primary offense instead of a secondary offense, making improvements to iowa's water
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ways to better help small businesses and upstarts get on their feet. lawmakers say they're optimistic they can get that all done before their deadline this year, but also believe there's a chance it will go long like last years session. in dm brady smith kcrg tv 9 news. lawmakers say they're optimistic they can get that all done before their deadline this year, but also believe there's a chance it will go long like last years session. in des moines, brady smith kcrg tv 9 news. we saw a few snowflakes today. meteorologist justin gehrts is in the weather lab -- justin are we expecting any more snow today? clouds and periods of light snow will be around this afternoon into tonight. temperatures will be wide-ranging, from barely above 10 close to the minnesota border to the lower 20s south of i-80. snow won't amount to much, generally around a dusting to a half-inch. winds pick up tonight and will be blustery from the northwest tomorrow, gusting as high as 30 mph. temperatures should remain in the single digits for most with wind chills staying below zero. temperatures rise into the 20s on wednesday and 30s thursday and friday. a rain/snow mix is possible friday before changing to snow saturday, which will come with colder temperatures again.today:
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winds: s 5-10 alo: 15 dbq: 15 iow: 21 thanks justin!vtners are facing lony charges aftwaterloo police say they robbed a food-delivery driver after calling in an order. the waterloo- cedar falls courier reports officers responded to a robbery to 1935 mulberry street on friday night just before 8. that was a vacant house. police say when a driver from china king restaurant in evansdale delivered to the house, the five teens robbed the driver of money and food. police say the group used a handgun in the incident.
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robert brecunier, 19-year-old isaiah zacharias, 15- year-old tyrese grays, 17-year-old natasha herrmann, and 17-year-old kyle smith. police said burglary charges are also pending because of the vacant house. cedar rapids police are shootings from over the weekend that hurt four people. the first was in the 1500 block of 5th avenue southeast at about 7:30 person was hit there. then, two more of each other. at 1:45 saturday morning, cedar rapids police arrived at a shooting in the 900 block of investigators say gunshots injured another person. about 20 minutes earlier, police were called to a third location, near the intersection of 18th street and "a" avenue northeast. investigators say 2 people went to a nearby hospital. police say that all of the people hurt are expected to survive. at this point, cedar
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arrests. we received a few calls into our newsroom about those shootings. whenever you see news, call newsline nine. that number is 319-365-9999. you can also send pictures and news tips to newsroom at kcrg-dot-com. mexican government sources tell abc news that sean penn and kate del castillo are under investigation for their "interview" with el chapo. the u-s department of justice is not commenting, but could consider penn as a working journalist in this case, and not see him as a major issue. abc's karen travers has more. el chapo's next stop, may soon be the united states. the mexican attorney general's office confirms the formal start to the drug lord's extradition process to the u.s. from mexico has begun. and here it is - what officials say led to the recapturing of mexico's most wanted drug lord. rolling stone magazine releasing proof of a secret meeting held 3 months ago between ...joaquin
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ously known as el chapo and academy award winning actor sean penn. nats: el chapo interview after running from mexican authorities for 6 months-- el chapo rearrested on friday after a bloody shootout and sewer escape... ......whisked away to a waiting chopper while handcuffed...his face twisted toward cameras for the world to see. nats: when el chapo wasn't bragging about his drug deals.... the kingpin was trying to land a movie deal about his life. shopping the idea around to hollywood producers and actors... recording this video ... natsot el chapo - "?y para senor sean penn." specifically for penn and mexican actress kate del castillo. natsot - el chapo - "no other way and chapo is back behind bars - penn is under fire. sot - sen. marco rubio / presidential candidate"if one of these american actors? sot - denis mcdonough / white house chief of staff "we'll let somebody else sort out what sean penn did and didn't do. el chapo's where
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there's no sign of ranchers leaving a federally protected wildlife refugee in oregon. the mother of one of the ranchers leading that occupation- is asking for supporters to send supplies like warm blankets and coffee creamer. ranchers occupied the malheur national wildlife refuge back on january 2nd. members say they won't leave until there's a plan to transfer control of federal land to local people. still to come this midday, the best performances of the year! movie and t-v stars learn their fate at the 73rd annual golden globe awards. and the road to recovery. an n-b-a player is seen making strides outside of the hospital! remembering a legend! fans across the world
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singer david bowie. meteorologist justin gehrts updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert
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clouds and periods of light snow will be around this afternoon into tonight. temperatures will be wide-ranging, from
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the minnesota border to the lower 20s south of i-80. snow won't amount to much, generally around a dusting to a half-inch. winds pick up tonight and will be blustery from the northwest tomorrow, gusting as high as 30 mph. temperatures should remain in the single digits for most with wind chills staying below zero. temperatures rise into the 20s on wednesday and 30s thursday and friday. a rain/snow mix is possible friday before
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saturday, which will come with colder of light snow high: 17-23 winds: s 5-10 alo: 15 dbq: 15 iow: 21 tonight: chance of light snow low: 0-6 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 0 dbq: 1 iow: 5 tomorrow: windy and cold high: 5-11 winds: nw 15-30 alo: 6 dbq: 8 iow: 10 tomorrow night: mostly clear low: 0-6 winds: w 5-15 alo: 1 dbq: 3 iow: 4 wednesday: mostly cloudy high: 24 - low: 3 thursday: partly cloudy high: 35 - low: 19
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saturday: chance of snow high: cloudy of snow high: 23 - low: 0 thanks justin.
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mourning the death of famous singer david bowie. he died following a battle with cancer. according to a short statement, the musician "died peacefully" yesterday " surrounded by his family and friends" after an 18 month battle. he had just released his 25th album "blackstar" on his birthday on friday. fans across the world are remembering bowie's musical talents. " he was always there throughout the time that i was, you know, getting to be a teenager and forever. " "i really liked him from a long long time ago when he was doing, you know, starship and all that stuff. he was able to change his persona so often, you know, " david bowie was only 69 years old. and today people will remember and celebrate the life of singer natalie cole. she will be laid to rest today in los angeles. various music industry stars are expected to attend cole's funeral service at the west angeles church of god in christ.
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khan is set to perform. cole is the daughter of singer nat king cole. she died new years eve of heart failure. cole was 65 years old. sunday night brought surprises, first-time wins, and standing ovations for stars at the 73rd annual golden globe awards. melisa raney takes us to hollywood to see which famous actors and actresses stole the spotlight! the 20-16 awards season kicked off sunday night with the 73rd annual golden globe awards... ricky gervais hosted the star-studded event. "the martian" won best comedy... and best drama went to "the revenant." leonardo dicaprio won best actor for his role in the film. and sylvester stallone won best supporting actor for his role in "creed." it's sly's first golden globe... which the audience gave him a standing ovation for. lamar odom is officially out of the hospital. the former nba star was seen being driven around the san fernando valley over the weekend. lamar has been hospitalized since october
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for his life at a brothel in nevada. holding on strong to #1 at the box office -- "star wars: the force awakens" ... cashing in nearly 42-million dollars.. in second place.."the revenant" .. bringing in 38 million. and rounding out third.. "daddy's home" .. raking in an estimated 15-million dollars. for hollywood minute, i'm melisa raney. it's that time of year when many of us are thinking about losing a few pounds. coming up next, we'll talk to a physical therapist to get some good tips for those ready to rev up the workout. stay with us here on tv9.
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better shape is at thetop of many new year's resolutions lists.
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people are turning to high-intensity workout programs. here to tell us about some of the pros and cons of these programs is physical therapist tom cahalan medicine. 1. these high-intensity programs are really popular. why do you think so many people are gravitating to them?2. can people who haven't been high-intensity program? why/why not? 3. how fast can people types of fast-paced programs? what about maintaining? 4. what's the best recipe for getting in shape and
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thanks tom for being here. coming up tomorrow, our hy-vee dietician will
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back to our top story... today marks the start of the 2016 iowa legislative session. lawmakers have taken over the state capitol in des debated heavily on k-12 education funding. to today, say education funding should be the top priority. now, one last look at this morning's weather, justin. clouds and periods of light snow will be around this afternoon into tonight. temperatures will be wide-ranging, from barely above 10 close to the minnesota border to the lower 20s south of i-80. snow won't amount to much, generally around a dusting to a half-inch. winds pick up tonight and will be blustery from the northwest tomorrow, gusting as
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should remain in the single digits for most with wind chills staying below zero. temperatures rise into the 20s on wednesday and 30s thursday and friday. a rain/snow mix is possible friday before changing to snow saturday, which will come with colder temperatures again.today: chance of light snow high: 17-23 winds: s 5-10 alo: 15 dbq: 15 iow: 21 tonight: chance of light snow low: 0-6 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 0 dbq: 1 iow: 5 tomorrow: windy and cold high: 5-11 winds: nw 15-30 alo: 6 dbq: 8 iow: 10 tomorrow night: mostly clear low: 0-6 winds: w 5-15 alo: 1 dbq: 3 iow: 4 wednesday: mostly cloudy high: 24 - low: 3 thursday: partly cu gh: 35low: 19 friday: chance ofin/snow high: 32 - low: 27 saturda chance of snow high: 20 - low: 20 sunday: partly oudy high: 14 - low: 4 monday:ance of snow high: 23 - low: 0at's all the time we have today on the kcrg-tv9 new midday. be sure to watch kcrg-
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