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such a fantastic sport. i really love tennis, watching tennis. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great tuesday.sliding into the area. to the south, we'll have our greatest accumulations, and that's where a winter weather advisory is in effect through this evening. the radar shows snow entering. we have temperatures in the teens and single digits. let's get a look at the planner where most of the snow will fall this morning and we'll have a high of 20. your forecast is coming up - your news starts now. " " jessica rae: accumulations, and that's where a winter weather advisory is in effect through this evening. the radar shows snow entering. we have temperatures in the teens and single digits. let's get a look at the planner where most of the snow will fall this morning and we'll have a high of 20. your forecast is coming up - your news starts now.
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jessica rae: coming up on abc 9 news... after being held prisoner in iran, one american is now home. we will bring you more on his story and his fellow prisoners, plus... iowa leaders are saying there is inequality in iowa's judicial system. does a change need to be made? " and... do you have a space heater? with the dangers of fatal fires, we have tips to keep your family safe and warm these stories and more... coming up on abc9 news this morning" "" jessica rae: one american is now home. after being held prisoner in iran. the others, are still making the journey home... among them ...a journalist, a pastor, and a former marine. abc's jonathan karl has more "free at last -- washington post reporter jason
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with his family at a u.s. military base in germany after spending 544 days in prison - here alongside his wife and brother ali?who spoke to abc's alex marquardt: ali rezaian, brother he's definitely lost some weight umm but u know he was joking we were joking around we were having a good time umm u kd uh really did act the same. former marine amir hekmati -- reunited with his family and congressman after enduring more than 4 years in prison. and pastor saeed abedini's family celebrating his freedom after 3 1/2 years. naghmeh abedini / wife of saeed abedini i told my kids, i woke them up and i said daddy is released from prison you are going to see him soon. student matthew trevithick -- greeted by his mother in boston is the first back to the u.s. all this after a dramatic 24-hours. noon sturday -- the us confirms the prisoner exchange: four hours later - the iran nuclear deal goes into effect, sanctions lifted. but the plane doesn't leave -- iran won't let jason rezaian's wife join him sunday morning iran finally agrees to allow rezaian's wife lane. while it's in the air,
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paying iran $1.7 billion dollars to the iranian government to settle an old financial dispute. the white house says that none of the seven freed iranians had any ties to terrorism. but four of them were convicted on charges related to smuggling military equipment to iran. so these were not trivial charges. jessica rae: community members and past and present metro area students came together monday to celebrate the spirt of doctor martin luther king junior. (singing) "deep in my heart, i do believe..." they held hands while singing "we shall overcome" at the bishop heelan fine arts building dr. martin luther king junior would have turned 87 this year, presenters shared their thoughts andtalents as
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with city and school leaders. despite the holiday, classes were in session for all city schools. next year, city offices will be closed for martin luther king, junior day. recognizing the day by making it a paid holiday. no justice no peace in des moines, several protestors used the holiday to shine a light on civil rights issues in the area. fighting for the african american community atop the skywalk in downtown des moines. "what did martin luther king die for? we're still living in something that he died for. we're trying to get awareness to everybody because, obviously, no one's really aware of it. we shouldn't have to do this. we shouldn't have to protest for people's lives. everyone's lives should matter." protests were run by, d-s-m, an advocacy group based in des moines. but the frigid temperatures forced protestors to move indoors. high school students participated in the protests... holding signs and reading poems during the march. jessica rae: and on a day where civil rights is on the fore-
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everybody's mind, state leaders spoke up about inequality in iowa's justice system, looking to make a difference. amanda krenz has more from des moines. ""when you look at the number of african american prisoners in iowa... compared to the state's african american population,.. leaders say something's not right. 21:02 justice cady when racial disperity and all of it's causes are eliminated justice will be served. ((applause)) here's the disparity. three percent of the iowa population is african american... but minorities make up about 30 percent of the state's prison population. 20:40 cady - racial disperity is a community problem requiring a community solution. nats of ceremony at this ceremony celelbrating m-l-k junior, iowa governor terry branstad spoke passionately about fixing the inequality. 19:59 gov - we can make steps so that when our criminal justice system does impose judgement we are punishing the right person and that race does not play a role.
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at the event, judge odell mcghee says racial disparity in iowa prison's needs attention, but won't be an easy fix. odell 42:35 there are so many reasons for it, what we're trying to do is ascertain is it the system? law enforcement? who is the basis for us having so many young people locked up in our prison system who are minority? judge mcghee says drug offenders make up the vast majority of iowa's prison population, but it's time to give people a chance at rehabilitation before incarceration. odell 42:57 i think all of us can say where we think it lies, but i don't know if anyone really knows who's to blame for all of this." " " jessica rae: coming up.... they may keep you warm, but they can also pose a serious threat too. tips on how to use your space heater, safely are coming up next scott:
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"you're watching abc9 news this morning... with ... jessica rae... and meteorologist scott larson.. this is abc9 news this morning. "
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through the region this morning. going through the stormcast hd, you can see that it won't be sticking around tolong and by late this afternoon it'll be done. then we'll have some more seasonal, warmer temperatures for a couple days. a second disturbance moves toward us on thursday. today, look for 1 inch of snow to the north, between 1 and 3 inches for central siouxland, and up to
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look at your 7 day forecast. jessica rae scott: jessica rae: through the stormcast hd, you can see that it won't be sticking around too long and by late this afternoon it'll be done. then we'll have some more seasonal, warmer temperatures for a couple days. a second disturbance moves toward us on thursday. today, look for 1 inch of snow to the north, between 1 and 3 inches for central siouxland, and up to 4 inches south of sioux city. here's a look at your 7 day forecast. through the stormcast hd, you can see that it won't be sticking around too long and by late this afternoon it'll be done. then we'll have some more seasonal, warmer
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cole days. a second disturbance moves toward us on thursday. today, look for 1 inch of snow to the north, between 1 and 3 inches for central siouxland, and up to 4 inches south of sioux city. here's a look at your 7 day forecast. jessica rae through the stormcast hd, you can see that it won't be sticking around too long and by late this afternoon it'll be done. then we'll have some more seasonal, warmer temperatures for a couple days. a second disturbance moves toward us on thursday. today, look for 1 inch of snow to the north, between 1 and 3 inches for central siouxland, and up to 4 inches south of sioux city. here's a look at your 7 day forecast. jessica rae scott: jessica rae: during the winter months... many turn to space heaters for extra warmth. but, if they're not used just right... those heaters can pose a serious threat. they're actually one of the leading
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fires. a tragic example... just this past weekend in boxholm, iowa... a mother and her three children were killed in an overnight fire that officials say was sparked by a space heater. abc9 news reporter deborah souverain has more. pkg during the brutal winter months...space heaters are a common go to for extra warmth.... however, you may not be aware...they are also the leading cause of fatal fires "these are very safe because you do have the screen, but at the same time all bomgaars manager lisa nordstrom...says the key to safely using space heaters.. is knowing the proper protocals. "you have to use precaution, anytime you know , keep the heaters away from curtains or anything that is combustible, " said nordstrom. you should also avoid....using an extension chord or a power strip. plug your unit into a grounded outlet source...to avoid over heating or blowing a fuse. and make sure your heater is being used for the right space... to warm an entire room...turn to ceramic
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energy efficient and safer. "ceramic heaters are designed with elements but there's also ceramic inside and ceramic is basically like touching hot cement in the summer "when you're shopping for a space heater there are a few things you should look out for, make sure there his a warranty on your device so that if something happens to it you can return it. also look out for safety features like overheat protection," said deborah souverain space heaters..placed too close to flammable items...are the leading factor in igniting fatal house fires.. "3 or 4 feet is a good idea that way it gets a chance to breathe, in front of it and behind it, because as i mentioned before it needs to breathe fresh air to keep the unit cool and functioning properly," said drew baier sergeant bluff assistant fire chief. while correct placement of your heater is crucial...taking a close at the heater itself is just as important... "a common hazard people dont think about is the age of the unit, the condition of it - if its been taken care of - not beat up," said drew baier sergeant bluff assistant fire chief deborah souverain abc 9 news .
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say your first line of defense should be a smoke detector. they encourage home owners to place one on each floor of their home. jessica rae: a devestating fire in fort dodge at a multi-use building is now smoldering. the building... which is owned by several businesses went up in flames. the building is being considered a total loss, and one firefighter suffered a minor injury while battling the blaze. as with most winter fires, the cold made the fire harder to deal with than usual. "be pretty cognizant of the conditions that our troops are in, making sure that we keep them warm and keep their blood flowing, keep them fed, we've got some food coming for them so we'll be able to bring them in and out and increase the frequency with which they go to the rebilitation." we currently have no leads as to what exactly started the fires. crews were on the ene for three hours before they were able to get the flames under control. " " jessica rae: coming up.... we'll tell you the surprising reason why a children's book is getting pulled
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its publisher. " " jessica rae: and.... what were you doing at 12 years old? i'll bring you the story of this incredible young musician...
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controversial children's book about george washington and his slaves is pulling the book from distribution. scholastic says it will no longer distribute the picture book... "a birthday cake for george washington." it features hercules-- a slave wearing a huge smile as he bakes the president a birthday cake. the blurb says hercules "takes great pride" in the task. critics say the book sugarcoats the tragedy of slavery. scholastic admitted the picture book does not include enough historical context. jessica rae: a 12 year old boy is being called.. a child prodigy. his talent is all over the city but what makes him so gifted? "gifts come in all shapes and sizes... some are born with gifts... and well lets just say 12-year-old dante walker opened his early. "i like playing it also playing for
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people happy." so he does by volunteering his time to play at sentera martha jefferson hospital. trying to teach "for me i guess it naturally once i remembered which each note was and it went from there." inspired by his big sister who also plays and skills sharpened by teachers suprisingly, one of his biggest musician at all. done what he did i wouldn't be here, because there might still be segregation and i wouln't be able to go to some schools be with my friends or even come here and have a chance to play for all of these people." on monday walker will honor the legacy of dr. king by performing at
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celebration. still he says there are issues blacks face daily, even referencing the picture he plays next to. "i see a whole bunch of people, with different jobs but then i see only one colored person, who does nothing more than clean, while everybody else is helping people save their lives." but even that is motivation "i think that sitting next to this painting can show that we can achieve more for people who don't think we can do these things, by having them see that we can do it, it can change what they believe in." walker says he hopes to be an inspiration for kids like him, but until then.... he plays to touch the ears of whoever listens... cherney amhara, good morning charlottesville. nat " jessica rae: scott: jessica and scott are chatted about this talented kid. jessica and scott are chatted about this talented kid. jessica and scott are chatted about
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jessica and scott are chatted about this talented kid. scott:good morning siouxland. snow is jessica and scott are chatted about this talented kid. jessica and scott are chatted about this talented kid. jessica and scott are chatted about accumulations, and that's where a winter weather advisory is in effect through this evening. the radar shows snow entering. we have temperatures in the teens and single digits. let's get a look at the planner where most of the snow will fall this morning and we'll
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scott: here's a quick accumulations, and that's where a winter weather advisory is in effect through this evening. the radar shows snow entering. we have temperatures in the teens and single digits. let's get a look at the planner where most of the d-o-t traffic cam's here at . many folks still waking up and starting their workday....please drive safely everyone... " " jessica rae: a new strain of avian flu has poultry farmers on high alert. should you be concerned? find out the latest... in just two
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29-dollars a barrel. in case you're wondering, that has not happened since 2003. investors are bracing for iran's return to global oil markets. with sanctions now lifted the opec member- nation will begin exporting oil. iran is expected to quickly boost oil exports by 500-thousand barrels per day immediately. jessica rae: after last week's outbreak of a new strain of avian flu at 10 turkey farms in indiana, ultry producers are king extra steps to ensure a repeat of last year's outbreak doesn't decimate flocks across the state. reporter brett allega has more
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""they've worked late into the night -- for days. cleaning and containing responding and researching. standing in front of the cameras -- they announced progress had been made. "(just know) just know that we have tested 100 additional sites that are negative. that's really important to know." stste leaders say 10 dubous county turkey farms have tested positive for the bird flu -- and they hope to keep it at that number. although only one farm has tested positive for the particularly worrisome highly pathogenic bird flu -- nearly 250-thousand turkeys will have to be euthanized. "(our effort) our effort at this point is to ensure that we minimize the impact of the response and maximize the impac of the recovery. those are our commitments. we're here for the duration." dubois county leads the state in poultry production. and nancy y kerle will tell yoyo "(this affectststhis affects us very, very hard." for farmers and families -- the impact of the outbreak will
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only affecting their direct pocketbook, it affects the pocketbooks of anybody who does business with them. for that family to have less funds to do what they would normally do over the course of their day." although the farmers will likely be covered by insurance -- any potential income from the turkeys will be lost. "(it's a) it's a big deal. what if you were told wouldn't t t a paycheck for s s months, let's just say?" the e ntrol measures appear to be working, state officials say. but there will likely be a few more late nights -- to come. " jessica rae: farmers in eastern iowa are in the quad cities for the 25th annual farming equipment show farmers are getting an inside look at everything ag related. with thousands of products designed to make working on a farm more efficient, and some of the focus on the latest cutting edge technology. (tracy wyant/farm show attendee)"to look at some new ideas for taking care of our horses personally, and thth for my parents some new ideas for farming and things like that to make the
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jessica rae: ag experts say precision planting systems and navigation systems that help drive tractors are a big hit the farm equipment show runs again today until 3pm. " " jessica rae: still to come... marco rubio was on the campaign trail in iowa what are his thoughts on illegal immigration? i'll bring you the latest, up next scott: " " scott:good morning
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check of conditions outdoors on the port neal welding company skycam hd in sioux city. snow is sliding into the area. to the south, we'll have our greatest accumulations, and that's where a
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advisory is in effect through this evening. we have temperatures in the teens and single digits. the wind is fairly calm at 5 to 15 miles per hour. going through the stormcast hd, you can see that it won't be sticking around too long and by late this afternoon it'll be done. then we'll have some more seasonal, warmer temperatures for a couple days. a second disturbance moves toward us on thursday. today, look foror inch of snow t tthe north, between 1 and 3 inches for central siouxland, and up to 4 inches south of sioux city. here's a look at your 7 day forecast. jessica rae scott: jessica rae: we are now two weeks out from iowa caucuses,
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the candidates keep rolling in. on the republican side of the race, marco rubio made several stops in iowa on monday including , coralville and company skycam hd in sioux city. snow is sliding into the area. to the south, we'll have our greatest accumulations, and at's where a winter weather advisory is in effect through this evening. w whave temperatures in the teens and single digits. the wind is fairly calm at 5 to 15 miles per hour. going through the stormcast hd, you can see that it won't be sticking around too long and by late this afternoon it'll be done. then we'll have some more seasonal, warmer temperatures for a couple days. a second disturbance
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thursday. today, look for 1 inch of snow to the north, between 1 and 3 inches for central siouxland, and up to 4 inches south of sioux city. here's a look at your 7 day forecast. company skycam hd in sioux city. snow is sliding into the area. to the south, we'll have our greatest accumulations, and that's where a winter weather advisory is in effect through this evening. we have temperatures in the teens and single digits. the wind is fairly calm at 5 to 15 miles per hour. going through the stormcast hd, you can see that it won't be sticking around too long and by late this afternoon it'll be done. then we'll have somommore seasonal, warmer temperatures for a couple days. a second disturbance moves toward us on thursday. today, look for 1 inch of snow to the north, between 1 and 3 inches for central siouxland, and up to 4 inches south of
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look at your 7 day forecast. jessica rae scott: jessica rae: we are now two weeks out from iowa caucuses, and the candidates keep rolling in. on the republican side of the race, marco rubio made several stops in iowa on monday including , coralville and ottumwa. rubio again grappled with the topic of illegal immigration. the issue has haunted the florida senator's white house ambitions. rubio has repeatedly backed away from pathway to citizenship, including a plan he worked on that would have provided such a path. when asked if he supported a path to citizenship, he skirted the question... " (sen. marco rubio/(r) presidential candidate) "ultimately, i think the majority position in republican party right now, anyways, is that people who have violated our laws should never qualify for citizenship. and so what i've said is, not agreng on that should not keep us from moving forward on other things we can be doing. as i said, it's not a
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them getting a green card, which you have to have - obviously they have to apply for, it's not going to be awarded. i don't know that's a majority position right now in the republican party. of course, that could change, but none of this is possible until we e eorce our immigration laws first." jessica rae: rubio also said there's one cacaidate on the democratic side who hope's he's not on the ticket come november. hillary clinton does not want to run against me. they attack me every day . hillary clinton happened to be in iowa yesterday, as well. and she had a thing or two to say about her republican rivals. honestly i said the other day clinton plans to hold five
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acroro iowa in the next three days, inlcuding stops in indianola and iowa city. jessica rae: republican candidate chris christie was in councibluffs yesterday... speaking to supporters at the village inn... trying to rally undecided voters to caucus for him. the new jersey governor finished up his three day swing in iowa with this visit. jessica rae: vermont senator bernie sanders is holding a town hall meeting today here in sioux city that campaign stop is set for 7 o'clock tonight at the orpheum theatre. r-s-v-p's are encouraged by the campaign. but yesterday... the surging demomoat held a rallllfor justice in birmingham alabama... where he looked back at the start of his campaign... and how well he has been polling against who he calls the inevitable candidate... hillary clinton " bernie sanders/(d) presidential candidate) we began this campaign about 9 months ago and when we began we were 50 points behind the inevitable democratic nominee. well guess what? that inevitable
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inevitable today. jessica rae: currently, sanders leads clinton in new hampshire... and is quickly gaining on her lead here in iowa. however... clinton still holds a massive lead nationally against the vermont senator. jessica rae: the iowa caucuses are coming up... and evangelical voters could decide the winner in the republican presidential race here in the hawkeye state. frontrunner donald trump is aggressively courting that voter block with a message of his own. "(donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "where the spirit of the e rd is, there is liberty." donald trump today.trumpeting his faith. (donald trvmp/(r) presidential candidate) "i wrote many bestsellers, like "the art of the deal". i always say, a deep, deep second to the
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bible blows it away." giving the convocation at liberty university...and in an attempt to connect with evangelical l students.quoting from scripture... (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate "two corinthians, 3:17, that's the whole ballgame" but wrongly referring to it as .two corinthians..instead of second corinthians.. drawing laughter from the religious crowd. it's just one of a series of stumbles trump has made attempting to court the powerful evangelical vote. (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate)
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find this out. i'm protestant. i'm presbyterian." while talking openly about his religion.his upbringing going to sunday school and worshipping at one time in this church in queens.. ..trump also admits that he has never asked god for forgiveness. (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "when we go in church and when i drink my little wine, which is about the only wine i drink, and have my little cracker, i guess that's a form of asking for forgiveness." which he now explains to cnn's jake tapper.is because he feels he doesn't need to.
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candidate) "i like to be good. i don't like to have to ask for forgiveness. and i am good. i don't do a lot of things that are bad." he's not the textbook definition of a god fearing man.. with the insults. (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "what a stiff." ..the ego (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "that means i'm a star. that's a star." the excess. (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "i'm really rich." three marriages and an empire built in part on greed. .. (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "i have great relationship with god. i have great relationship with the evangelicals." ..but his pitch is resonating. the latest poll - showing trump on top .among white evangelicals nationally. but.with only a two point lead.over ted cruz. (sen. ted cruz/(r) presidential candidate) "nobody wants a puritanical scold. i'm not running to be preacher-in-chief." perhaps one reason.cruz's first big hit on trump..over trump's so-called "new york values".. was intended to sound the alarm.to "where the spirit of the lord is, there is liberty." announced it has cut ties with n-b-c news. instead leaders of the r-n-c are partnering with c-n-n for february's super tuesday debate. the decision comes two and a half months after the c-n-b-c debate in boulder, colorado. repbulicans
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moderators conducted the debate. the new debate will air february 25th on cnn. jessica rae: nebraska senator jim scheer made a stop at the elkhorn valley corn growers annual meeting... here's susan risinger with the details. " a fire that destroyed a two- story home in norfolk late sunday night was caused by the failure of an electrical circuit in an attic. city fire marshal terry zwiebel says the owners, roger and alice gentzler, were home at the time the fire broke out and were able to escape unharmed. norfolk-area senator jim scheer has introduced a pair of bills to try to reduce the amount of property taxes needed to finance schools. scheer discussed the bills yesterday during the annual meeting of the elkhorn valley corn growers. and a man who survived a suicide attempt will speak in norfolk and wayne tomorrow and thursday. kevin hines is one of only 34 people to survive a jump off the golden gate bridge. he will speak at northeast community college tomorrow at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and at wayne state college thursday afternoon at 3:30. these and more stories can be heard
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106kix. " jessica rae: coming up in sports... each of the abc9 top plays had a chance at the top spot. see which one took the cake up ahead. scott: stay tuned for today's forecast...
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state students camped out before last night's game to get their hands on some tickets. 4 out of the next 5 games for the cyclones are against a-p top teams, but that's not the only brutal thing fans were facing, temperatures below zero in ames greeted the cyclone nation, but it didn't stop some from camping out for hours "how long have you guys been standingout here?" "last night at 7." "we've been out here since 8am this morning." "we borrowed his dad's ice hut and we parked it right where we're standing right now and we dropped it off about 630 on saturday evening and we've been here since then." jessica rae: and good news for all of the cyclone fans... i-s-u knocked off number one raed oklahoma 82 to 77. and it was the
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over a number one ranked opponent since 19-57. jessica rae: tuesday morning means its time to take a look at the best of the best from the last week. here's chris with a countdown of some great action. chris palmquist--"just like every week it's time to take a look at the abc9 top plays. and this week, most of these plays are worthy othe top spot. as always these are made by local athletes for localviewers and we start with one submitted to us. this is nate feenstra of the junior musketeers pee wee team...they're in a shootout and this is your game winner. check out the saucy mitts...then he goes top shelf and drive home safely folks. we'll have more from the ice coming up in just a little bit. we trade the rink r the hardwood at play number four...and walthill's kobe smith, he'sming a regular on this countdown. first, on the defensive end...he sends the shot into your living room...but just like the other kobe, he's more known for his offense. the blu jays have numbers and they take advantage as smith rises up for the two handed flush. more from this game coming up later in
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college ranks for play number three. morningside in lincoln over the weekend...and ryan tegtmeier and bryce koch team up for their best lob city impersonation. koch, listed at 6'6 in the program but he's done his work on the vertimax. impressive alley oop for the stangs. we'll stay in lincoln for play number two, and a bargain...two plays the price of one. the musketeers in town to take on the stars...and before the goalie can even get in his crouch, matt lights the lamp. takenother look, immediately off the faceoff, steeves gets the bottle pop for the lead. but that wasn't the only highlight reel goal in the ga...on the power play...teemu pulkkinen...the finnish phenom...with a wicked one- timer...that would be your game winner too. but for the second straighteek, our top spot belongs to kobe smith of walthill. this kid can straight up fly...we saw a big dunk of his earlier, but these are even more impressive. first he drives baseline and finishes the up and under
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break...they're just having fun out there...the putback dunk off the backboard...kobe smith...the top spot in the abc9 top plays of the week jessica rae: scott: it's time now to check on your forecast... scott:good morning siouxland. snow is slidininto the area. to the south, we'll have our greatest accumulations, and that's where a winter weather advisory is in effect through this evening. the radar shows snow entering. we have temperatures in the teens and single dits. let's get a look at the planner where most of thth snow will fall this morning and we'll have a high of 20. rae
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adsory is in effect through this evening. the radar shows snow entering. we have temperatures in the teens and single digits. let's get a look at the planner where most of the snow will fall this morning and we'll following the long holiday weekend. and modest gains this morning overseas are keeping investors hopeful. abc's reena ninan and kendis gibson have more. hey there, good morning. topping "america's money" -- bad news from china could be g news. >> the country's economic growth last year was a slowest in a quarter of a century, but investors aren't too discouraged most asian markets ended up mh higher today and overnight u.s. stock futures were also up. the irs will now accept 2015 returns. the agency says it's taken steps to protect against identity theft you may notice some changess this year. >> and you also get an era ree days.
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bowie's final album, "blackstar" are soaring. the late singeges farewell to his fans debuted at number one on the "billboard 200" chart last week. he even knocked adele out of the top spot. this is bowie's first number one album in the u-s, and his biggest sales week for an album since 19-91. "blackstar" was released on january 8th--bowie's 69th birthday. he died from cancer two days later jessica rae: there is a lot of controversy and backlash following last week's oscar nominations.
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the lack of diversity in this year's nominations. in a social media post viewed millions of times, actress jada pinkett smith announced she will be boycotting this year's awards and she isn't the only one. abc's lauren lister has more. " jada pinkett smith "i will not be at the academy awards and i will not be watching" jada pinkett smith taking that firm statement to her facebook page overnight coming just days after husband will smith's best actor oscar snub for his role in "concussion" none of the academy awards' 20 acting nominations went to a person of color reviving last year's controversy and the viral hashtag "oscarssowhite" jada pinkett smith begging for acknolwedgement or even n king diminishes dignityty she's not alone... director, spike lee voicing his disappointment on facebook writing he won't be attending the ceremony lee addressed diversity in his acceptance speech at the academy's governor's awards in november spike lee, director it's easier to be the president of the united states as a black person, than be the head of a studio. nats straight outta compton - change the situation vo: of compton overlooked in actor, director and best
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rapper ice cube, who the film is based on, speaking out on the wendy williams show ice cube ic: i'm not pissed. i'm not surprised. oscar's host chris rock recently tweeting out a new promo with the caption: "the #oscars. the white bet awards." who decides the nominees? it's a long-held secret?but a 2012 los angeles times investigation found academy voters are nearly 94% caucasian and 77% male, with blacks accounting for about 2% president of the academy, cheryl boone isaacs -who is herself black -- says she has sought to improve diversity cheryl boone isaacs, ampas president we are working inside the academy in order to make sure we have inclusion lauren lyster tag both spike lee and jada pinkett smith in their messages referencing today's national holiday - in honor of dr. martin luther king junior. lauren lyster, abc news los angeles. " jessica rae: well scott... break out the kernels... because today is national popcorn day! according to the popcorn board...
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offical "board".... americans eat about 13 billion... let me say that one more time, 13 billion!!! quarts of popcorn each year. that is about 41 quarts per man, woman and child. and interesting enough... even though this holiday is in january... national popcorn month is in october. so of coerse in honor of the special day our production assistant katie, popped us a giant bowl to share this morning... jessica rae scott: jessica and scott are chatting about because todais national popcorn day! according to the popcorn board... yes, there is an
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about 13 billion... let me say that one more time, 13 billion!!! quarts of popcorn each year. that is about 41 quarts per man, woman and child. and interesting enough... even though this holiday is in january... national popcorn month is in october. so of course in honor of the adlib
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to the south, we'll accumulations, and that's where a winter weather advisory is in effect through this evening. the radar entering. we have teens and single look at the planner where most of the snow will fall this morning and we'll have a high of 20. scott:good morning siouxland. snow is sliding into the area. to the south, we'll have our greatest accumulations, and that's where a winter weather advisory is in effect through this evening. the radar shows snow entering. we have temperatures in the teens and single digits. let's get a look at the planner where most of the snow will fall this morning and we'll have a high of 20. the south, we'll have our greatest accumulations, and that's where a winter weather advisory is in effect through this evening. the radar shows snow entering. we have
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digits. let's get a look at the planner where most of the snow will fall this morning and we'll have a high of 20. scott:good morning siouxland. snow is sliding into the area. to the south, we'll have our greatest accumulations, and that's where a winter weather advisory is in effect through this evening. the radar shows snow entering. we have temperatures in the teens and single digits. let's get a look at the planner where most of the snow will fall this morning and we'll have a high of 20. jessica rae scott: adlib jessica rae: coming up in our six o'clock hour... sioux city students honored martin luther king jr yesterday with the help of community members... stay tuned to see the celebration jessica rae: "plus...february is black history month and we will take you to a town in florida to show you where america's journy really began. these stories and more...
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