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you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour newswsource, morning news. good morning g d thanks for joining us. we begin with first alert storm team meteorologis t britley ritz. a winter weather advisory remains in effect for all of the tv9 viewing area until 6 pm this evening. light snow will fall through the morning hours and will likely become moderate at times. occasionally, during moderate snowfall visibility will be reduced. snow totals at this time look to stay around 2 to 4 incheheacross ththentire tv9 viewing area, with l lally higher amounts possible. winds will be gusting at 20- 30 mph at times, which could create some patchy blowing and drifting over of roads. those planning on traveling should prepare for partially to mostly covered roads. temperature wise for this valentine's day, we are much warmer! highs will be in the middle 20s thanks to a warm front that will lift across the area. tte beginning of next wwek brings even warmer temperatures with highs back into the 30s.
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today, family and friends are remembering the life of a man killed during a fire in his waterloo home. around 11-30 friday night, firefighters arrived at 16- 84 mount carmel drive. that's the mount village apartments, near allen hospital. there, fire crews pulled 53-year-old ray anthony reed from his burning home. officials say reed died from scalds and burns. there's no details yet on what sparked the fire, but authorities told tv-9 that the building endured significant fire and smoke damage. last night, people spent time leaving flowers to mouou the loss s f reed. his death is the first fire fatality this year. a central iowa teenager lost his life, after a ngle-vehicle crash saturday
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the iowa state patrol says it happened in rural story county near maxwell around 1-20. officials say 17-year-old chase mohler was driving a truck up-hill, before it lost control and rolled in a ditch. mohlereried at the scene. his 16-year-old passenger was taken to the hospital. the presidential race is switching gears and states. candidates from both parties aren't wasting any time rallying for support. rivaling democrats, bernie sanders and hillary clinton, shared the stage at a party dinner in denver, last night. colorado will hold its caucuses on marcrc1st. yesterday, both candidates made campaign stops in nevada as well. voters there will head to the polls, just shortly after south carolina's primaries. republican candidates wore their boxing gloves in last night's c-b-s debate in greenville, south carolina. the candidates didn't waste time attacking each others' records and policy proposals.
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candidate.....jeb bush " "either he wasn't.telling the truth.....is just not true " " the g-o-p candidates also heavily debated the economom another topic from last night's debate, was the passing of supreme court justice antonin scalia. he died yesterday in texas. scalia was widely considered the most nservative jurist o othe court. he was known for strictly abiding by the constitution. a-b-c's lana zak shows us how his sudden death may set off a struggleetween the president and cocogress. script:justice antonin scalia was known as the anchor of the conservative wing of the
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court... and his sudden death was marked by republicans and democrats alike. sot president obama "he influenced a generation of judges, lawyers, and students and profoundly shaped the legal landscape." sot sen. marco r rio r-presidential candidate: "h"h will go down as one of the great justices in the history of this republic." but there is already a political battle brewing. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell threatening that republicans will not confirm an obama nominee, the president saying he will fulfill -quote- "his constitutional responsiblity" sot obama sot. " ... there will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing .... " associate justi antonin scalia was the longest-serving justice on the current united states' supreme court. nominated by president ronald reagan in 1986 -- sot antonin scalia 1986 "getting nominated to the supreme court is the culmination of a dream, of course. i'm greatly honored that the president would have such confidence in me." .
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-- and became the e rst italian-american member of the court. justice antonin scalia reportedly died in his sleep of natural causes at a resort in west texas. he leaves behind a wife and nine children. he was 79 years old. . lana zak on camera: and though justice scalia was ever firm in his conservative beliefs, he had no problem reaching across the political aisle, counting among his very closest friends, liberal justice ruth bader ginsberg. lana zak, abc news, washington.: iowa's lawmakers are mourning the l ls of justice scalia. u-s senator joni ernst released a statement last night saying he was quote "a passionate defender of our constitution and one of the most influential legal minds of our time." ernst went on to say she is dedely saddened by the news, and is passssg thoughts and prayers to scalia's family. the spirit of valentine's day is bringing eastern iowans to the newbo market in cedar rapids.
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lease space inside the building all day to sell hand-crafted gifts for the holiday. those vendors brought in whole bunch of stuff with a v-day t tme, tea towels, hand-painted art and furniture. 6:39-:53 "some of the vendors have gifts for valentine'say, a little higher end than what they might normally sell, the more kitschy stuff with hearts, flowers, things like that." guest vendors and market-goers alsosoot to enjoy locally-made food. if you'd like to get some valentines day stuff, the holiday-themed market is open today from 10-to-4. some people send flowers or car on valentine's day... but w wt about potatoes! why nothing says i love you like starch from the dirt.
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effect for all of the tv9 viewing area until 6 pm this evening. light snow will fall through the morning hours and will likely become moderate at times. occasionally, during moderate s swfall visibility will be reduced. snow totals at this time look to stay around 2 to 4 inches across the entire tv9 viewing area, with locally higher amounts possible. winds will be gusting at 20- 30 mph at times, which could create some patchy blowing and drifting over of roads. those planning on traveling should prepare for partially to mostly covered roadways throughout the morning and a good part of the day. temperature wise for this valentine's day, we are much
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a warm front that will lift across the area. the beginning of next week brings even warmer temperatures with highs back into the 30s.
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building homes for veterans. e eastern iowa man n making his duty to provide a stable shelter for those who've
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happy to be back home after wednesday's road loss to texas tech. the cyclones were hoping to knock off texas. ... center jameel mckay was back in uniform after being suspended the last two games, but he did nottart ... deonte burton fires up the crowd d he drives to the hoop and pulverizes the rim with the left- handed jam... he had 10 points ... later in the first
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through the lane... count the basket and one... cyclones go up 9 ... then georges niang starts to heat up from three-point range... that triple puts the cyclones up two... niang would go on to make back-to-back-to- back triples... iowa state led 36-34 at halftime ... . the 2nd half, monte morris catches fire going 7-of-9 from the field... lays it in, plushe foul... he finished with 24 points which ties a career-high the exclamation point, morris with the alley-oop to jameel mckay for the slam... iowa state goes on to win 85-75 ... two streaks were on the line between the uni and wichita state men's basketball teams today. the panthers came in with a five-game winning streak, the shockers had 43 home-game win streak. ... panthers have just one road win against a ranked opponent... that was against wichita state in 2006 ... early first half action,
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lays it in... . 's tied 8-8 ... the panthers closed out the first half on a 12-0 run... a big reason was waverly-shell rock grad klint carlson, he gets the hoop and one... then klint buries a triple at the top of the key... he had 12 points... uni led 38-27 at halftime ... wichita state came back in the 2nd half using a 17-2 run... the alley-oop to markis mcduffie to tie it up 44-44... it would stay that way for the next four minutes ... uni finally unties it with the wyatt lohaus mid- range jumper... the iowa city west grad had 11 points off the bench ... then linn-mar grad matt bohannon splashes in a d dp three to put the panthers up 51-44 ... 2.5 seconds left... wichita state's conner frankamp is left wide open for three for the tie... but it's no good uni gives the shockers ththr first loss at home since february 27th of 2013 with the 53-50 win "we have been playing good basketball and everyone'e'healthy right now. as we saw today, klint and wyatt, maybe you don't
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points we got from those guys in a game like this today. but they've both played well. we felt like we could come in and play well, it was just a matter of could we play well enough." trt: 21 oc: "play well enough" ... new records were set in the boys state swimming meet today. john campbell has more from marshalltown. what a day for iowa city west. the trojansot only won events, they did it in record fashion. the 200 medldly was a one m m showcase. mark mcglaughlin was spectacular in the back, fly, breast and free style. he mark by more than two sececds. his winning time, 1:46:91. it feels great. i looked up at the clock. i couldn't believe i had done that. it is still kind of registering. mcmclaughlin was just getting started. he later and won the
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hisseammate, will scott t the llow cap gets a poor start in the 50 free, but great scott, what a finish. he breaks the state record with a winning time of 20:29. i am so happy that i was able to do something so great. i am surroundede by these guys who constantly are doing great traits. i finally feel like i am catching up to them finally. west also won the 400 freestyle relay and here is they are winning 200 free style relay breaking the old mark set by dubuque senior. speaking of the rams, this foursome of brightfelder, hanson, sindt and colin won the 200 medley relay and colin also picked up a second in the 100 fly for senior. cedar rapids washington also moved into the winner's circle. 200 free style, watch the man in lane four. that is wash's cameron kelley. fastest coming into the event and fastest in the meet that counts. 1:39:50, kelly is a state champ.
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beat out west's aidan keen by 6 one hundredths of a second. 4:29:96 is a new state record. john campbell tv9 sports. iowa city west came in 2nd and bettendorf took 3rd. ... on the wrestling mat, hundreds of wrestlers punch their ticket to state in districts today. ... we go to class 3a districts at cedar rapids jefferson... 106, dubuque hempstead's dillon gottschalk pins his opponent at the 4:51 marar to advdvce to state ... 113, jeffferson's joseph sibomana uses this third period takedown to defeat joe pins of hempstead 8-4 to advance to des moines next week ... 120, lots of scoring in this one, but jefferson's branden baker defeats bradan birt of western dubuque, 18-14... it got heated at the end and baker gave his opinion to the crowd ... 126, thihiwas a rematch from the mvc meeeebetween kennedy's nolan hromidko and wash's will
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takedown to win 7-3 ... 132, nathan feldman of dubuque hempstead uses this third period takedown to beat jefferson's dalton mastin, 6-2 to take the title ... 138, linn-mar's alex streicher gets out of the headlock and gets two points s r this takedown... he shutout his opponent 8-0 to advance to state ... 145, closing seconds of the third period, hempstead's alex ward will get the pin with just 8 seconds left... scott westerberg has class 2a highlights from clear creek-amana --a number of ranked wrestlers at the district 4 meet including williamsburg's grayson kesterson....th e #10 grappler at 106 moves on to ate with a first period fall over luke radeke of vinton- shellsburg.... --outstanding matcat 113....number three josh keller of columbus community and 6th ranked duncan mccain of mid- prairie....this one is tied at 4 in the final seconds of the third when mccain scrambles and scores a last second takedown to beat keller and move to
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where 8th ranked jon hellman of union picks up the second period fall over cole lehn of williamsburg.... --another pin at 126....this one comes courtesy of top ranked brock rathbun of urbana....rathbun is a perfect 44-0 entering state... --union's d dek holschlag is third ranked at 126 but moved up to 132 to battle shea swafford of mediapolis that weight and here le in the 2nd, holschlag records a takedown to grab the 3-2 lead...hholds 5-2... --at 152, washington's trey van weelden wins the district championship with his 6-1 decision over colton lewis of williamsburg.... --great battle at 160 between 9th ranked isaiah vaughan of union and tristin westphal-edward of washington....vaughan scoreseshe takedown in overtime to eek out the 5-3 win... --a top 10 match-up at 170 between 3rd ranked tucker morrison of columbus community and number 6 will reiter from union...morrison with the late third period takedown to break a 1-1 tie....he wins a 3-1 decision....in tiffin, scott westerberg tv9 sports.
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effect for all of the tv9 viewing area until 6 pm this evening. light snow will fall through the morning hours and will likely become moderara at mes. occasionally, during moderate snowfall visibility will be reduced. snow totals at this time look to stay around 2 to 4 inches across the entire tv9 viewing area, with locally higher amounts possible. winds will be gusting at 20- 30 mph at times, which could create some patchy blowing and drifting over of roads. those planning on traveling should prepare for partially to mostly covered roadways throughout the morning and a good part of the day. temperature wise for this valentine's day, we are much warmer! highs will be in the middle 20s thanks to a warm front that will lift across the area. the beginning of next week brings even warmer temperatures with highs
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this valentine's day why send a card, when you can send a potato? nothing says love like getting a potato in the mail out of nowowre. that's the message behind this business in washington state called
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message on a tater, then send it to whomever you choose. right now, business for the company is booming. they have 10 contractors across the world. good morning from
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is waking up with kcrg-tv9 it's here's what you need to know today. police respond to a central iowa fight. why officers ended up shooting and killing a man. helping veterans by building homes. we tell you about a new effort in eastern iowa. grooming and beautifying, one cedar rapids woman takes on an old habit for a good cause. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is the kcrg-tv9 saturday morning news. but first, meteorologis t britley ritz has your first alert forecast, britley... a winter weather advisory
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effect for all of the tv9 viewing area until 6 pm this eveving. light snow willllall through the morning hours and will likely become moderate at times. occasionally, during moderate snowfall visibility will be reduced. snow totals at this time look to stay around 2 to 4 inches across the entire tv9 viewing area, with locally higher amounts possible. winds will be gusting at 20- 30 mph at times, which could create some patchy blowing and drifting over of roads. those planning on traveling should prepare for partially to mostly covered roads. temperature wise for this valentine's day, we are much warmer! highs will be in the middle 20s thanks to a warm front that will lift across the area. the beginning of next week brings even warmer temperatures with highs back into the 30s. thanks britley. a central iowa polole department
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a fight that ended with officers shooting and killing a man. urbandale police say it happened early yesterday morning at a holiday inn hotel. officers got there around 4, after receiving a drug complaint. police say they found three suspects in the lobby. "their conversations did not last long before they ended up in sa struggle with one of the subjects who eneded up pulling a gun. one shot was fired by him and our officers returned fire " the man police shot later died from his injuries. the two female suspects ran away from the hotel. police were able to take them into custody, later. authorities have not released the names of anyone involved. governor terry branstad says it's a coincidence. we're talking about the governor's criminal reform effort to cheapen phone call rates for inmates. it lines up with a federal mandate. under his proposed effort, inmates would only pay 11 cents to talk to their families. however, that proposal is the same rule the f-c-
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the iowa department of corrections removed their expensive flat rate in january. that same month, branstad highlighted the proposal in his condition of the state address. many businesses in cedar falls are passing the test for underage tobacco sales. the waterloo- cedar falls courier reports police conducted a check on thursday. officials found 29 of 31 businesses were found to be compliant with state laws. however, during that search, they also cited two people for selling tobacco to minors. they will face up to 195 dollars in fines and court costs. citied businesses can face a civil penalty. a waterloo organization is wowoking to provide accessible housing for veterans injured in the line of duty. it's called "americans for independent living." as kcrg-tv9's sarah mccarthy explains, it's a labor of love for one cedar falls builder. tiny tweaks on a sound board.. and swift strums.. on a stage surrounded by red,
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these patriotic pieces are small building blocks.. 07:36:14 "we started on this path, it's just fallen into place every time we've turned around." for tim combs - after 17 years in construction - this may be his biggest build yet. 07:34:53 "starting this organization is for helping our veterans with major disabilities that've returned home since 9/11, so we're looking to o home modifications." an army of volunteers is hammering out the details.. 08:07:05 numbers for the silent and live auction. inside the group's first fundraiser. donations will serve as the foundation for tim's vision. 07:45:32 "we want to make them as independent as everyone else." accessibility that's affordable. it's a problem jerry keiderling sees across the country as the head of v-g-m's accessibility division. 07:54:45 "the worst challenge everyone has in this country if they need help is funding. there's
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don't have the capability of affording it themselves." but for tim, the foundation for a solution starts here. 07:47:17 "put them into war, fighting for their life, fighting for us, and then you come home and not have the help or backing you need. " backing he plans to build up.. people in america need to step up and help them. with this first step. they've done a lot for us. we need to give it back, hundred fold.. in waterloo, sarah mccarthy, kcrg-tv9 news. one cedar rapids mom is revisiting her old trade to help the homeless with their hair! yesterday, former hair stylist ingrid glessner, along with a handful of other stylists, gave free haircuts at mission of hope. they trimmed up 55. some were homeless, others just needed some help getting by. ingrid got the idea from a youtube video showing stylists in utah doing the same thing. so she decided to bring it to cedar rapids. " i think there are a lot of
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want to help, they just don't know where to start. i would say, start with what god has already entrusted to you." it took four weeks and hundreds of dollars in donated goods to make this happen. one of the biggest donorwas rock photography, which provided free portraits to those who got their hair cut. organizers plan to make this a yearly event. the number 3 ranked iowa basketball team will try to nab a win tonight, after losing to indiana, last week. thursday, the hawkeyes fell to indiana after a hard fought game, 85 to 78. tonight, the black and gold go up against the golden gophers of minnesota at carver hawkeye arena in iowa city. you can watch that game on the big ten network at 6-30. the iowa state men's basketball team stole a huge w w last night against t e texas longhorns. the cyclones led the first half with only 2 points ahead of texas. iowa state then ended the game scoring a 10 point lead over the
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85 to75. next, theheyclones play baylor on tuesday night. having fun in a winter wonderland.... well kind of. some california kids get a white surpriseseuring their hot winter season. stay with tv9. it's ---. a winter weather advisory
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effect for all of the tv9 viewing area until 6 pm this evening. light snow will fall will likely become moderate at times. occasionally, during moderate snowfall visibility will be reduced. snow totals at this time look to stay entire tv9 viewing area, possible.
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mph at times, which could create some patchy blowing and drifting over of roads. those planning on traveling should d epare for partially to mostly covered roadways throughout the morning and a good part of the day. temperature wise for this valentine's day, we are much warmer! highs will be in the middle 20s thanks to a warm front that will lift across the area. the beginning of f xt week brings even warmer temperatures with highs back into the 30s.
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gop presidential candidates throw off the gloves during a debate just ahead of the south carolina primaries. we have the highlights. stay with your 24 hour news
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mourning the loss of supreme
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antonin scalia. the long-time conservative judge died yesterday in texas. he was there on vacation. officials report, justice scalia died of natural causes during his sleep. he was 79 years old. president ronald reagan appointed scalia to the supreme court in 1986. he was known for being a strong conservative, and strictly abiding by the founders' wording of the constitution. president obama has pledged to fill the justice's spot sooner rather than later. " i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate his successor in due time. and there will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote. " somemeepublicans have taken issue, saying scalia's successor should be picked by the next president. discussion over slia became a huge topic in last night's g-o-p debate. the remaining republican candidates battled on who should replace him and set policy goals for the economy.
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with magic pixie dust. it's not just going to be solved by declaring in the air 'let there be jobs'. we actually have to undersrsnd the principles that made america great in the first place. " "what my tax plan does, it does create especially for working families an additional child tax credit so that parents who are working get to keep more of their own money, not the government's money to invest in their children to go to school, to go to a private school." "we had an economy last quarter, the gdp didn't t ow, it was flat. we have to make our economy grow again. we're dying. this country is dying. " plenty of time taking jabs at each other on immigration and foreign policy. "we have 11 and a half million committed any crimes since they've been here, make them pay a fine and d me back taxes and give them a path to legalization. " "here's the big problem. we have all of these government regulators and all
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around looking for people to fine. and we've got 645 different agencies and sub agencies. that's way way too many. " " the great majority of people who come to this country come because. they had no other choice. they want to come to support their family. that doesn't mean it's right. we should pick who comes to our country. we should control our border. " the south carolina primaries begin at the end of this week, followed by elections in nevada, and colorado. pope francis is in mexico to encourage peace and an end to the drug war. he spent time mingling with thousands in mexico city before meeting the president. pope francis also held a mass at the basilica of the virgin of guadalupe. today, he'll venture to a crime-ridden suburb of mexico city to preach about hope and solidarity to the people. did you feel an earthquake over theeekend? well, the u-s geological survey reports a 5- point-1 magnitude eaeahquake hit
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oklahoma on saturday. but seismologists also say the rumble could be felt across parts of the midwest, like iowa, nebraska, kansas, and missouri. reports also show it being felt in southern states like texas and new mexico. the earthquake left no on hurt or damage. cold winter weather is caesing dangerous conditions on the east coast. on saturday morning, at least three people died in massive pileup in pennsylvania. 40 others were injured when at least 50 cars collided on a highway about 30 miles northeast of harrisburg saturday morning. the crash closed the interstate in both directions leaving drivers stranded. "mom: how does it feel. is it cold?" snow is not common in california. but some parents made it happen in 80 degree weather for their kids at the hancock college children's center. they decided to make their own snow. "brittany westfall, mother "we don't live around snow, so it's nice to be able to watch her play in the snow with her friends." " organizers at the college say
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to teach children who have never seen snow before all about it and of course have a lot of fun in the process. we'll take another look at your first alert
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back now to today's top stories. community members are mourning
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fire crews say they pulled 53-year-old ray antntny reed out of his apartment at 1684 mount died from severe burns and scalds. urbandale police are investigating why officers holiday inn hotel. authorities say it happened early saturday morning. officers went to the hotel for a drugomplaint. but during a struggle with officers, police say one man pulled a gun out. that's when authorities say the officers fired at the suspect, shooting, , d later killinin him. many political leaders are mourning the loss of supreme court justice antonin scalia. the conservative judge died of natural causes on saturday while vacationing in texas. scalia was 79-years-old.
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a winter weather advisory remains in effect for all of the tv9 viewing area until 6 pm this evening. light snow will fall through the morning hours and will likely become moderate at times. occasionally, during moderate snowfall visibility will be reduced. snow totals at this time look to stay around 2 to 4 inches across the entire tv9 viewing area, with locally higher
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starting right now on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. battle for the bench. justice antonin scalia,
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the fight to fill his seat already under way. >> i plan to nominate a successor. >> is up to mitch mcconnell and everybody else to stop it. it's called delay, delay, delay. >> as both sides dig in, will the presidential election become a referendum on the court? plus, trump targeted in the nastieie debate yet. the billionaire businessman under fire. >> i am sick and tired of him going after my family. >> and, firing back. >> you're a principal. >> you're the single biggest liar. >> this morning, trump, cruz, rubio, kasich, all here live. from abc news, it's "this week." hehe now, chief anchor george stephanopopoos. >> the news that supreme court justice antonin scalia has died swept across the country saturday afternoon. a towering figure. th court's longest serving justice.

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