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woman: made in georgia scott: clearing on the sky bouncing around as visibility is still not good in nw ia. temperatures in the low 30s, what our day time highs should be, we'll get much warmer than that today. stubborn clouds but a breezy south wind helps us get to the mid 40s. clouds stick around tonight. we have rain/snow chances to talk about for christmas in just a few minutes, but first here's jessica with your local news. "announcer: "now live from kcau-tv in sioux city, iowa... this is abc9 news this midday.... " " jessica rae: good morning and
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us this midday. i'm jessica rae. we're learning more today about a gruesome discovery in rural northeast nebraska yesterday afternoon, now it appears a second body has been found in a burned out truck near pierce. jessica rae: authorities got the call after a vehicle was spotted on fire in a field about 10 miles outside of town around three yesterday afternoon. after they got the fire out, investigators say they discovered the remains of two people in the cab of the charred pick-up truck. now, investigators say they're working to determine their identities and cause of death. " the scene was processed and now its a current investigation and an autopsy will be performed sometime today on the two sets of remains that were found in the vehicle." the nebraska state patrol and the state fire marshal's office were called in to help investigate. the state patrol says the vehicle was still smoldering and
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yesterday evening. stay tuned to abc9 news as we continue to follow the developments in this story jessica rae: donald trump's lead over ted cruz has shrunk to just four percentage points in the second national poll after last week's republican debate. jessica rae: a quinnipiac poll released today has trump at 28 percent support... with cruz nipping at his heels with 24 percent. following that pair is marco rubio with 12 percent support... ben carson with 10 percent... chris christie with six percent.... and jeb bush with four percent. quinnipiac's national polling has consistently shown lower support for trump than other national phone polls, and that seems to be the case again in this survey. in most polls, trump's national lead has stretched to new heights, with some recent surveys showing more than 40 percent of republican voters would support him today. jessica rae: speaking of the race to the white house will donald trump need to apologize for an offensive remark about hillary clinton? abc's bazi kanani is in washington with the latest.
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good afternoon. so far hillary clinton seems to be shrugging off trump's latest attack, though voters-- especially women-- will not. script: (nats) to an enthusiastic crowd in grand rapids, michigan... fiercest attack yet sot (trump) using a sexually describe how she got beaten by barack obama in 2008. sot (trump) she was favored to win and she got (beep). she lost, i mean she lost. criticizing clinton for taking a bathroom break during her last debate. sot (trump) i know where she went. it's disgusting. mocking the comment from clinton that sparked sot (trump) donald trump is on video and isis is using the video to recruit. and it turned out to be a lie. she's a liar. clinton to apologize for the isis claim... but clinton's campaign says pointing to evidence social media... a video. apology from sot (trump) she got (beep) a brand new poll shows half of americans say they'd be embarrassed if trump were
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the same poll shows trump may need to take aim at a new target: senator ted cruz catching up... now just four points behd trump. bazi kanani tag hillary clinton's campaign says they will not respond to trump... but they did say his degrading language humiliates all women." jessica rae: the penalty has been softened... if you get a ticket from one of the city's speed cameras on i-29... good news! city council members have voted to lower the fines. fines for going 11 to 15 miles per hour over the speed limit will go from 168 dollars to 100 dollars. the change will go into affect sometime early next year. jessica rae: iowa's governor has his sights set on cyber-hackers terry branstad has announced an executive order which will direct the state to draft a state cyber-security strategy and update iowa's emergency response plan, so what's the purpose? to have a plan to better deal with the consequences of an attack on the state's
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"like floods, tornadoes, and winter storms, it's important that we be prepared to respond to a significant cyber attack should one occur" the update to the state's emergency reponse plan will be part of a broader iowa cyber security strategy as requested by the governor in his executive order." jessica rae: governor branstad also formed a state cyber working group last december to expand on the work that was being done at the national level. that group is made up of state agencies, federal and private partners. jessica rae: iowa's safe at home program is now taking applications to give domestic violence victims a substitute address. leutenient governor kim reynolds says it's a big step to keep victim's real address from appearing on public records, making them harder to find. jessica rae: the act provides secure access to mail for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking and stalking
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home addresses confidential when conducting official business like registering to vote. participants in the conducting official business like registering to vote. participants in the program will have their mail sent to the secretary of state's office who will then forward the mail to their home address. the program goes into effect new years day. jessica rae: to their home address. the program goes into effect new years day. jessica rae: 140 thousand iowans will now have to switch healthcare companies now that one of four companies that handle medicaid coverage in the state has been terminated. governor terry branstad says medicaid recipients can get coverage from one of three remaining companies set to take over the 4-point-2 billion dollar program. branstad says the iowa department of human services will contact people enrolled in wellcare to inform them about the remaining companies. jessica rae: the city of norfolk is trying to address a controversial communication tower here's paul hughes with the latest. " a controversial
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neighborhood will be allowed to remain in place, but a subcommittee is being formed to look at the issue of tower placement. at monday night's meeting, the city council voted unanimously to affirm the conditional use permit for a telebeep tower at 2208 elmer's lane, but to shorten the term of the permit to only two years while the city looks at zoning issues related to towers. nebraska gov. pete ricketts has announced that jessica flanagain will join his office as a special adviser to the governor for external affairs. flanagain, formerly jessica moenning and formerly of norfolk, worked as a privately paid consultant helping the governor with longer-term policy issues. flanagain will focus on communications, strategic planning and coalition building. those and more stories can be heard on news talk wjag, lite rock 97.5 and 106 kix. " jessica rae: almost 40- thousand dollars has been raised for the family of a spencer wrestler who passed away unexpectedly. a preliminary autopsy shows austin roberts likely died of natural causes. austin died at
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collapsing during a wrestling meet. a go-fund me account set up to help the roberts family has brought in over 39-thousand dollars already. if you would like to help, visit our website siouxland- matters-dot-com. jessica rae: the family of a siouxland woman is giving back in her name this holiday season. alicia hummel's grandparents collected donations to present 60 kids with gift bags filled with snacks and presents. alicia was found dead over the summer near vermillion and the case is still not solved. her family says chrsitmas was alicia's favorite holiday and this makes them feel closer to her. "the idea came up that we could buy gifts for each one of the kids there in her memory and it's been fun going out, i love to shop," said folkers. jessica rae: the gift sacks are being donated to the head start program that alicia used to work at. and authorities are still looking for leads in alicia's case. if you have any information, call the clay county sheriff's office.
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an anonymous donor helped brighten up the holidays for several random siouxland families all with the help of the woodbury county sheriff's department. last week we had an anonymous donor come into our station with three thousand dollars to hand out in two hundred dollar increments. we worked with the woodbury co. sheriff's office to and find people we could tell might need a little boost this holiday season. envelopes filled with cash. woman says, " greatful, very greatful. we have four kids here and jeez, this is wonerful, guys, thank you." young mom says, "we've been struggling with bills and having to see if we're going to have enough to buy presents for each one of them, so it's a really big blessing." see more reactions coming up in our full "operation secret santa" story tonight at 10. jessica rae: still to come... it may look like a carnical cruise ship, but what it's made of,
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stay tuned for more scott: " " warmer today, and a christmas forecast with rain/snow chances. details next. jessica rae scott: foggy this morning! scott: stubborn clouds pushing in on satellite and radar.
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south wind will help us warm to the mid 40s. stormcast hd has that south wind in place. as that front approaches, we'll stay cloudy. as for shower chances, i think stormcast hd is a little excited about this, but i do think areas east of sioux city could see some morning rain, even flurries. sioux city could see some sprinkles, or even stay dry. clouds will linger through the afternoon, but this rain/snow should be east by then. clouds behind the front wednesday night and thursday. thursday, we could see some light passing snow with a small hiccup in the atmosphere, more clouds and a light passing mix for christmas. here's your christmas forecast. light snow and 35 christmas eve, milder christmas day, 38 with a light mix. neither should hinder travel plans greatly. sky cam has
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morning, already passed our normal high for the day. visibility, still not great in nw ia, but clearing up. temperatures in the low 30s, still some upper 20s. winds breezy already out of the south, expecting more gusts by the afternoon. wind chills in the 20s. today, still mostly cloudy, much warmer and breezy. high 46 gusts to 30. tonight, isolated mix could start late, but i think most will wait for monring. cloudy with calmer winds, low 28. tomorrow, light morning showers east, cloudy and cooler for everyone. high 37. 7-day has light snow chance christmas eve, light mix chance
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should hinder travel, but monday could bring a more significant snow. jessica rae they'll stay through the day, but a breezy south wind will help us warm to the mid 40s. stormcast hd has that south wind in place. as that front approaches, we'll stay cloudy. as for shower chances, i think stormcast hd is a little excited about this, but i do think areas east of sioux city could see some morning rain, even flurries. sioux city could see some sprinkles, or even stay dry. clouds will linger through the afternoon, but this rain/snow should be east by then. clouds behind the front wednesday night and thursday. thursday, we could see some light passing snow with a small hiccup in the atmosphere, more clouds and a light passing mix for christmas. here's your christmas forecast. light snow and 35 christmas eve, milder christmas day, 38 with a light mix. neither should hinder travel plans greatly. sky cam has been bouncing around. 38 this morning, already passed our normal high for the day. visibility, still not great in nw ia, but clearing up. temperatures in the low 30s, still some upper 20s. winds breezy already out of the south, expecting more gusts by the afternoon. wind chills in the 20s. today, still mostly cloudy, much warmer and breezy. high 46 gusts to 30.
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could start late, but i think most will wait for monring. cloudy with calmer winds, low 28. tomorrow, light morning showers east, cloudy and cooler for everyone. high 37. 7-day has light snow chance christmas eve, light mix chance christmas day and saturday. none should hinder travel, but monday could bring a more significant snow. jessica rae scott: keeping an eye on those rain/snow chances. thanks elisa. jessica rae: check this out elisa... a group of architects made a model of the carnival cruise ship 'triumph'... entirely out of canned goods. it includes nearly 18-thousand cans, and took 20 hours to build. its port-of-call...? a street in front of the super-
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10-feet high and 30-feet long. it's an impressive feat, but the ship's true mission is charity and good will: once the builders break down, they'll serve it up as 75-thousand meals to feed the hungry. jessica rae: after the break... howard has a unique holiday treat recipe you will want to use at your next party stay tuned
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water. the c-d-c is investigating another e-coli outbreak linked to the mexican restaurant chain... this one in three states. abc's linsey davis has the latest "this morning, fast- food chain chipotle
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another e. coli outbreak. the cdc investigating a second outbreak of the virus, affecting customers in 3 states - after 5 people say they got sick after eating at the burrito giant in the last two weeks of november i just feel like i take the same kind of risks no matter where you go to eat i don't think i'll be eating chipotle at
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to chipotle - two weeks ago, 140 college students were sickened with jessica rae:
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jessica rae: we have a breaking news update for you this midday in connection to the two bodies found in a burned out vehicle in pierce county yesterday afternoon. according to authorities they now believe the incident is consistant with a murder suicide. they also say that they are still holding back the identities pendin an autopsy jessica rae: now let's check in with dr. oz to see what's coming up on the show today. "today, singer bobby brown gets raw, real, and emotional about the tragic loss of daughter bobby christina. he shares how he plans to honor his late daughter, and what he thinks may have helped save her life. plus, what happens when you die? psychic medium laura lynne jackson has the answer, and even helped a staff member put an end to a frightening ordeal." jessica rae: again that's coming up today on dr. oz at 4 o'clock right here on abc9. jessica rae scott: tonight, isolated mix could start late, but
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with calmer winds, low 28. tomorrow, light morning showers east, cloudy and cooler for everyone. high 37. 7-day has light snow chance christmas eve, light mix chance christmas day and saturday. none should hinder travel, but monday significant snow.
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