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woman: made in georgia picture where heavy snow continues to plug through the region. winds are expectionally strong sustained between about 20 and 30 miles per hour. across southern siouxland, we've seen gusts hit close to 50 miles per hour. visibility remains a big problem as you can see most of the area hovering around a quarter of a mile or less. your complete forecast is coming up - your news starts now. "announcer: "now live from kcau-tv in
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midday.... " " lukas good morning and thanks for joining us this midday. i'm lukas voss conditions today are getting worse as the snow keeps falling and we haven't reached the peak yet ... we'll go right back to scott for more on today's storm...scott scott: lukas.... we'v'vbeen watching this storm system for seseral days...pinpointing the track where this is headed...and we're seeing really all of the elements with this storm - heavy snow, strong winds, and very low visibility. it's certainly been a groundhog day to remember and thf falling snow doesn't look like it's going to be slowing down veryuickly.
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coverage well toss it over to abc9 metorologist elisa raffa... elisa thanks scott im here elisa for now im going to toss it back to you in studio, reporting live in
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meteorolgist elisa raffa, abc9 news. lukas thank you for that elisa we'll check in with you a little later. . lukas rning now to last night's caucus ...the republicans have their first winner... but the verdict is still out for the decrats. dianne gallagher is in des moines with more. "" iowa voters give ted cruz a clear victory in last night's caucuses. (ted cruz) "tonight is
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courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation." the texas senator got 28-percent of the vote... while donald trump earned -24-percent. he vows to fight on. (dond trump) "we finished second, and i want to tell you something, i'm just honored, i'm really honored." florida senator marco rubio made a strong showing in third place... giving his campaign a shot of momentum. (marco rubio) "the people of this great state have sent a very clear message. after seven years of barack obama, we are not waiting any longer to take our country back." meanwhile on the democratic side, the vote came in much like the previous polls... a dead heat. until the early morning hours, the race between hillary clinton and bernie sanders was just too close to call. (hillary clinton) "i stand here breathing a huge sigh of relief, thank you iowa!" (bernie sanders) "for folks who did not think bernie sanders could win, that we could compete against hillary clinton, i hope that thought is now gone." but it's the end of the road for at least two candidates. democrat martin o'o'lley is calling itquits after gettinin just one-p-pcent of the vote. on the republican side, mike huckabee bowed out with humor.
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arkansas governor) "its obvious the voters are sick of me and i need to acknowledge that." now the candidates look ahead to nextweekek new hampshire e imary. lukas republican candidate rick santorum is forgoing a campaign in new republican candidate rick santorum is forgoing a$& campaign in new hampshire to focus on south carolina. the former senator from pennsylvania has presented himself as the conservative alternative to ted cruz... but proving that will be tough as cruz has already captured the hearts of many conservatives and the deep pockets of donors. santorum, is hoping his third place seed with south carolina voters four years ago will yield a big return during the state's primary later this month. lukas and looking ahead to next week... the nation's first primary vote takes place in new hampshire. bernie sanders and donald trump currently hold big leads in the
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according to a recent c-n-n... w-m-u-r poll. 30 percent of likely republican primary voters polled are backing trump. that's more than double the support of his nearest competitor, ted uz, who stands at 12 percent. sanders is way ahead of clinton in new hampshire. the poll showed sanders with 57- percent support to clinton's 34 percent lukas candidates are desperately trying to get voter's attention and by using campaign logos... they aim to snag your vote... color, font, symbolism and taglines aren't the only aspects candidates need to be aware of.. audience demographic...and viewer perception are the make or break elements of an effective logo without hittttg these two key aspects...a candidate may lose more than just votes, , t the electionons a whole. we'll tata a look at somomof the techniques some campaigns are using coming up later on in the show. lukas and with the iowa caucuses over and ted cruz annouced the winner on the gop side and a tie on the democratic cide, were joinenow by abc political analyst cokie roberts.. cokie, while it's not entirely shocking that ted
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winner on the republican side, does this mean we might see his numbers rise nationally and trumps numbers going down? cokie roberts cokie response.................. .................... lukas the democratic victory not official yet ... clinton calling it however ... what does this mean for sanders going into new hampshire. cokie roberts cokie response.................. .................... lukas rubio ... an incrible result for him here in iowa ... can he take that momentum to
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that momentum to new hampshire and south carolina? and marco rubio may have a new endorsement. sources say that south carolina senator tim scott plans to announce his support for rubio later today. this is key for
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endorsement. sources say that south carolina senator tim scott plans to announce his support for rubio later today. this is key for rubio as he tries to gain support ahead of the south carolina primary later this month. scott is the first african-american elected to the u-s senate from the south since the 19th century. he was originally appointed by governor nikki haley but has since beat a democratic challenger. lukas norfolk city officials have declared a snow emergency until furthehenotice., paul huges has this story and more " " the norfolk city council has tabled a resolution that would amend the conditional use permit for the off road speedway to increase from one to three, the number of race nights during which one class of cars could run without mufflers. council members voted to put the resolution on hold so that language regarding the non-muffled cars could be clarified to more accurately reflect the intent of the requested change. norfolk city
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emergency until further notice. residents are asked to park on the even-numbered sides of streets where parking is normally allowed on both sides and not at all on the city's snow- emergency routes. for maps and other snow-related information, check the city's web page: those taking part in monday's northeast nebraska day at the state capitol, got to attend a confirmation hearing for norfolk's own courtney dentlinger as state director of economic development. dentlinger appeared before the banking, commerce and insurance committee, chaired by 19th district state senator jim scheer of norfolk. those and more stories can be heard on news talk wjag, lite rock 97.5 and 106 kix. lukas still to come... we'll bring it back to scott and elisa for continued coverage of the blizzard moving through the area. stay with us. scott: " " jessica rae scott: scott:good morning
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company skycam hd. blizzard warnings blanket the area until early wednesday morning. the radar displays heavy snow dropping throughout much of siouxland. we've got visibilities being rapidly reduced and the wind is getting cranked up from the north and northeast near 20 miles per hour. temperatures are in the upper 20s and lower 30s. don't travel today unless it is absolutely necessary! the stormcast hd shows the evolution of the system as we'll have heavy snowfall today - especially during the morning. then this will transition over to more of a low visibility/strong wind event. things calm down by wednesday afternoon and we'll warm up later this week. here's a glance at your 7 day forecast. jessica rae scott: lukas
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to meteorologist elisa raffa, who got to speak with jim canotre, she joins us now with more , elisa? elisa " "
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sioux city, meteorologist elisa raffa abc 9 news lukas thank you for that report elisa lukas and still looking for something to make for lunch ... mr. food might just have the perfect recipe ... stay with us.
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...but for a brief time monday, google's parent company held that title. alphabet -- the newly-created parent company of google... made some big gains monday, as it peeled back the curtain on some of its most secretive projects. for the first time, alphabet showed the sales data from its experimental ventures. the company lost three-point-six- billion dollars investing in those so-called "m"mnshot" initiatives -- such as nest, verily, and gogole fiber. but google itself is growing stronger than ever. jessica rae: who doesn't love a good baked potato? well howard has a recipe that will make you want one right now! he's in the mister food test kitchen with a spud that'll make your taste buds jump for joy! "people often ask where we get ideas for our recipes. most of the time our inspiration comes from you, asking us for new twists on your old favorites. like what we're making today. it takes everything we love about a loaded baked potato and turns it into a hearty throw- together casserole. we started by baking some frozen steak
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crispy. (with the frozen ones, a lot of the work is already done for us). while they were cooking, we chopped up a red bell pepper, some scallions and a few slices of cooked bacon. now we take half of these fixings and sprinkle them over our potatoes and then top them off with -- get this -- a can of cheddar cheese soup. yup, right from the can, not diluted. we finish it by covering the whole thing with the rest of our veggie mixture and then we'll pop it in the oven. once it's heated through, serve it up with dollops of s sr cream and a a w more chopped scallions and you'veve got all the flavors of a restaurant- style baked potato th the ease of a casserere. i hope you'll go on and get the recipe for our, "loaded baked potato casserole." so you can add this to your game day lineup. i'm howard in the mr food test kitchen, where every day we're looking for new ways for you to say . "ooht's so good!!" " lukas after the break... a girls wonderful
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department ... you won't want to miss what she wrote ...
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police in surprise in the mail - a handwritten 'thank you' letter from one of the town's young residents. and in turn, they invited her to come meet one of her heroes. reporter peggy lee has the story. " i'm chief laidacker, how are you?' 'good' 'good, do you want to sit down?' what started out as a school project has now landed 8- year old sabrina campbell in the catawissa police statn....face to face with the chief. 'it's such a great thing you did, we appreciate it' 'thank you' but sabrina's not in from it. she's here after sending this letter to the catawissa police department....where she thanks them for keeping r country safe from bad people. chief josh laidacker says he was floored after reading what sabrina wrote. ( chief josh laidacker,
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'very humbling to read ts, especially from a child, it means s much to us to see something like this, i think this letter is not just for our police department but it's for every police department out there' sabrina says her librarian told her class to pick a hero and write a letter to them. so sabrina picked her local police officers. in her letter she writes that people normally don't thank police officers but it seems like the right thing to do. ( sabrina campbell, wrote a letter to police) 'normally they don't get a thank you note every day from people from people they do stuff for' (chief josh laidacker, catawissa police)'the innocence of it and the genuine sincerity of it is something that, it's why we do this. something like this, a letter like this can keep you going for years' and since one kind gesture deserves another, the chief made sure sabrina didn't leave empty handed. (chief josh laidacker, catawissa police)'this are from us, this is a patch that we wear on our arm, one is our american flag and one is our department patch and u can keep those, okay?' (sabrina campbell, wrote a letter to police) 'thank you' the chief says he plans to frame the letter and display it at the police station. jessica rae: scott's up next with a final check
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heavy snowfall today - especially during the morning. then this will transition over to more of a low visibility/strong wind event. things calm down by wednesday afternoon and we'll warm up later this week. here's a glance at your 7 day forecast. " " jessica rae: now let's check in
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