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thanks for joining us! sabrina: good to have everyone with us! and it's great to have central iowa's most accurate forecast with meterologist sam schreier! hey sam! sam: (sam adlibs) sam (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: february gave us a reminder it's not ready to quit yet these last couple days, but don't worry because a much warmer trend is only a day away now. we're going to be overcast again today with highs climbing into the upper 30s and a strong wind out of the northwest making it feel colder than it will actually be. tonight we're going to see generally less cloud cover with lows falling into the mid 20s. friday will start with clouds but we should see sunshine open up through the afternoon allowing our highs to climb into the upper 40s. saturday still looks amazing with a breeze out of the southwest and highs climbing into the low 60s under full sunshine! sunday is looking fairly nice as well since our cold front will come
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letting our highs stay in the upper 50s and the accompanying rain should stay up north. there is a big storm system we're going to need an eye on coming next tuesday and wednesday that as of now looks to pack a pretty good amount of rain with snow possible. a warmer trend back into the 40s looks to follow that system so if we do see snow hopefully we can melt it back down soon after. sabrina: let's get into the top five this morning.... sabrina: more than half a dozen people took the stand inside the winneshiek county courtroom wednesday to shed more light on what happened after emily fazzino was found dead
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four years ago. among them, her friend and nanny for the family....who described a rocky relationship between the deceased's addiction and alexander fazzino's controlling nature. more testimony today will come from a d-c-i agents and emily's aunt and sister. sabrina: in the number two spot this morning... sabrina: the storm system that brought deadly tornadoes across the gulf coast on tuesday....wreak ed even more damage along the east coast wednesday. possible tornadoes touched down in north carolina and virginia, destroying homes and leaving three more dead. a curfew was put into effect as road crews worked to clear the roads for first responders. sabrina: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... sabrina: the investigation of child abuse allegations at an iowa boarding school has the attention of iowa lawmakers... the house government oversight committee is asking how this school was able to operate without any state oversight. administrators from the department of education, human
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state's attorney's office will be looking into exactly what happened sabrina: number four... sabrina: as the war of words continues over who should come up with a nominee to replace the late supreme court justice antonin scalia...presiden t obama may be looking to republican possibilities. current nevada governor brian sandoval is being vetted by the white house. his is considered a moderate republican in his home state. sabrina: and finally in the top five... sabrina: roosevelt high schools has taken steps to make students of any gender identity feel safe. the metro school has opened up two of its restrooms, that were for staff use, to be used as "all-gender restrooms." the change follows a student petition that went to school leaders. no one is required to use them, but are available for students. sabrina: new this morning...des moines police formally charge a man with a double homicide from last year...
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last night investigators arrested a man in connection with the november deaths of amy and amber fraaken. following an interfiew with police, officers charged 47- year-old barney fraaken with two counts of first degree murder. on november 22nd, his wife and daughter were found shot to death inside of a home on hull avenue. fraaken was taken to a hospital for self-inflicted injuries...and was released from medical care yesterday. police believe the shooting may have been related to a domestic conflict. sabrina: local five is also following the latest on tuesday's shooting in a metro school parking lot. sabrina: authorities believe the man who ended up being shot....may have been waiting to buy drugs when it happened... tuesday night police found 18- year-old darrius colter shot outside of park avenue elementary . during their investigation, they also found a revolver and shell casings near the school. police are still looking for who was responsible. colter was shot in the leg, there's no update on his condition. sabrina: authorities warn
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central iowa.... the scam uses claims of an audit from the corporate office. they tell the clerk to close the shop, empty their register, and then wire the money to them. to make it sound legitamite....the scammer claims to be watching the security cameras. indianoloa police say the scam is happening in west des moines as well. anyone who thinks they've been targeted should contact police. sabrina: and for those getting ready to begin their morning commute...look for additional patrols along interstate 235.... iowa law enforcement plan to increase their presence along the roadway...paying close attention to speed enforcement. it's part of an effort by by the central iowa traffic safety task force. sabrina: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs)
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sam: weather adlib: february gave us a reminder it's not ready to quit yet these last couple days, but don't worry because a much warmer trend is only a day away now. we're going to be overcast again today with highs climbing into the upper 30s and a strong wind out of the northwest making it feel colder than it will actually be. tonight we're going to see generally less cloud cover with lows falling into the mid 20s. friday will start with clouds but we should see sunshine open up through the afternoon allowing our highs to climb into the upper 40s. saturday still looks amazing with a breeze out of the southwest and highs climbing into
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looking fairly nice as well since our cold front will come through a bit later letting our highs stay in the upper 50s and the accompanying rain should stay up north. there is a big storm system we're going to need an eye on coming next tuesday and wednesday that as of now looks to pack a pretty good amount of rain with snow possible. a warmer trend back into the 40s looks to follow that system so if we do see snow hopefully we can melt it back down soon after. sabrina: with approval in place, iowans are just over a month away from the medicaid change over... sabrina: - on cam with one in five iowans using medicaid, there have been plenty of concerns...such as where they will be covered. yesterday, a a senate subcommittee met about preparing a bill to oversee the new privatized program. the idea is to ensure the money that's earmarked for program beneficiaries would stay that way. sabrina:
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the only action regarding the medicaid change... former governor chet culver organized a "medicaid rally" at the capitol... he's been holding townhall meetings about this medicaid change-over for the last few weeks.... chet culver, former iowa governor: "my concern is that the first thing that we're going to do under the new program is give 14 percent of that money to three private out of state companies instead of to the beneficiaries." there has been some speculation he may be gearing up for another run at state office....but culver says he has no plans to run for office, at either the iowa or national level. for now, he's content to advocate for those with disabilities. sabrina at ((time check)) we'll take a short break with lots more good morning iowa sitll ahead... coming up....we'll introduce you to a pint-sized fighter, looking for any challengers. sabrina: but first...for those traveling into polk county...be safe this morning... the sheriff's office has automated traffic
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vehicles at two locations.... one at the ...56- hundred block of northeast third street and a second at the ...39-hundred block of northeast 108th street in mitchellville... so take care on the roads today... sabrina let's also get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at valley west... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues after this!
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morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam
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sabrina: we've been mentioning those storm systems that have been ripping their way from the gulf coast...to the east coast... this is a time lapse of some of the fast moving clouds as they moved over north carolina this week... while an interesting sight...the clouds can bring some dangerous conditions with their movement, sabrina: elias: (anchor toss to wx) sam: adlib toss. sam: weather adlib: february gave us a reminder it's not ready to quit yet these last couple days, but don't worry because a much warmer trend is only a day away now. we're going to be overcast again today with highs climbing into the upper 30s and a strong wind out of the northwest making it feel colder than it will actually be. tonight we're going to see generally less cloud cover with lows falling into the mid 20s. friday will start with
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afternoon allowing our highs to climb into the upper 40s. saturday still looks amazing with a breeze out of the southwest and highs climbing into the low 60s under full sunshine! sunday is looking fairly nice as well since our cold front will come through a bit later letting our highs stay in the upper 50s and the accompanying rain should stay up north. there is a big storm system we're going to need an eye on coming next tuesday and wednesday that as of now looks to pack a pretty good amount of rain with snow possible. a warmer trend back into the 40s looks to follow that system so if we do see snow hopefully we can melt it back down soon after. sabrina
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when you think of boxing ...big, muscly, tough guys probably come to mind...and not young girls! but, michelle charlesworth shows us that the smallest fighter may be the hardest working one in the sport....and her biggest challenge may be finding an opponent. " michelle charlesworth has the story of a young girl in new jersey who loves the sport of boxing." all:
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break...when we come back... your personal "well-being" might have something to do with where you live. we'll have the happiest and healthiest cities in the u- s....according to a new report.
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most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green february gave us a reminder it's not ready to quit yet these last couple days, but don't worry because a much warmer trend is only a day away now. we're going to be overcast again today with highs climbing into the upper 30s and a strong wind out of the northwest making it feel colder than it will actually be. tonight we're going to see generally less cloud cover with lows falling into the mid 20s. friday will start with clouds but we should see sunshine open up through the afternoon allowing our highs to climb into the upper 40s. saturday still looks amazing with a breeze out of the southwest and highs climbing into the low 60s under full
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well since our cold front will come through a bit later letting our highs stay in the upper 50s and the accompanying rain should stay up north. there is a big storm system we're going to need an eye on coming next tuesday and wednesday that as of now looks to pack a pretty good amount of rain with snow possible. a warmer trend back into the 40s looks to follow that system so if we do see snow hopefully we can melt it back down soon after. sam toss back.
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in take a look at
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healthiest cities in the u-s. sabrina: a new study by healthways says naples florida has the highest well-being in all of the u-s. the research is based on levels of stress and depression...whil e also looking at whether or not people liked where they lived, worked, and feelings toward financial security. out of the almost two- hundred places ranked....the des moines metro hundred places ranked....the des moines metro shows up at 48th.... all:
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well time now for another short break... but when we come back... it seems johnson and johnson may be cutting a big check over a lawsuit... ...but first here's what happened last night on jimmy kimmel live. " "
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morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." sabrina on your money now sabrina a missouri jury has ordered johnson and johnson to pay 72 million dollars in damages in a lawsuit over its talcum powder. the suit alleges a woman died of varian cancer caused by the company's product. plaintiffs in the case argued that johnson and johnson was aware of and neglected the dangers its talcum powder presented. the company is appealing the ruling - which represents the first award of damages by a u-s jury over similar claims. sabrina: and it's a question you've probably never pondered. how much would it cost to buy one of everything offered on amazon? the answer: nearly 12-point-
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that's according to a computer scientist in zurich...who started the calculation by determining there were 479 million different items available on amazon's website in 2015. sabrina that's a look at your money this morning... coming up after the break... sam's in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... but first...a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at euclid... [current conditions] good morning iowa returns after this.
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moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now "
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joining us on your [day of week] morning, sabrina: weather is always first on in with central accurate sam schreier. sam reminder it's not ready couple days, but don't worry because a much warmer trend is only a day away now. we're again today with highs climbing into the upper 30s and a strong wind out of the northwest making it feel colder than it will actually be. tonight we're going to see generally less cloud cover with lows falling into the mid 20s. friday will start with clouds but we should see sunshine open up through the afternoon allowing our highs to climb into the upper 40s. saturday still looks amazing with a breeze out of the southwest and highs climbing into the low 60s under full sunshine! sunday is looking fairly nice as well since our cold front will come through a bit later letting our highs stay in the upper 50s and the accompanying rain should stay up north.
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system we're going to need an eye on coming next tuesday and wednesday that as of now looks to pack a pretty good amount of rain with snow possible. a warmer trend back into the 40s looks to follow that system so if we do see snow hopefully we can melt it back down soon after. sabrina: our tops story....another fazzino trial.. sabrina: dozen people took the stand inside the county courtroom wednesday... witnesses happened after emily fazzino was found dead inside her family's home four years ago. her husband, alexander now on trial for her death. among those testifying, her friend and nanny for the family....who rocky relationship deceased's addiction and fazzino's
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""i asked emily two questions, one if she was afraid of alex- what'd she say? -yes. then i asked her a second, i asked if she thought alex would harm or even kill her...... she nodded her head yes." " sabrina: even more testimony is expected today...and local five's claire powell will be inside the courtroom following the proceedings. she has a look at who is sheduled to take the stand today... " coming up on local 5 news ,we continue our coverage from the winneshiek co courthouse where the alexander fazzino already, more are expected to take the stand including emily fazzino's aunt and sister are expected to take the stand. we'll have more coverage as
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winneshiek county, claire powell local 5 news we are iowa." : 28 " sabrina: now the judge has said this trial could go as long as three weeks... local five will be following all the proceeding from the courtroom and bring it to you on air and online at we are iowa dot com sabrina: over to the statehouse...whe re lawmakers are looking into serious allegations inside an southeast iowa school. sabrina: the investigation of child abuse allegations at midwest academy has state lawmakers questioning oversight... the boarding school for troubled teens is located in keokuk...and was raided by authorities back in january... the house government oversight committee is asking how this school was able to operate without any state oversight. "in the past, often when there is an investigation going on, there are sometimes we can't talk to who we want to because they are under investigation by other authorities and so we get what we can take and try to put it
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sabrina: administrators from the department of education, human services, and the state's attorney's office will go before the look at exactly what happened. sabrina: that brought tornadoes to louisiana -- and florida on tuesday -- along the east wednesday... the storm mangled buildings and took even more lives. at least seven people are dead and hundreds of others are without power. mary moloney has more.. (nats) destruction marks the path of the storm. a laundromat leveled. and wires. (witness): "from all the power lines falling down, it was like a big ball of fire and all the debris kicking up coming directly towards me and my uncle." some --trapped in their cars -- helpless as the storm struck. (witness): "it was scary, my truck went up in the air. the glass started caving in on me. i saw everything coming in off the roof
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(witness): "all i could do was pray and pray and pray and the wind actually picked the car up and dropped us down and all i could do was tell my uncle i loved him and pray." a mobile home used to sit here. all that's left is the concrete base holding the steps. witnesses say the storm threw it across the street. at the time -- police say two men and a two- year-old boy were inside. their bodies found hundreds of feet away. (witness): "i lost a good friend in the storm." the storm continues to move -- with even more in its path. (nats) as a separate system dumps snow in the midwest. the combined storms have left hundreds of thousands of people without power and forced thousands of flights to be canceled. i'm mary moloney reporting. " sabrina: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam:
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february gave us a reminder it's not ready to quit yet these last couple days, but don't worry because a much warmer trend is only a day away now. we're going to be overcast again today with highs climbing into the upper 30s and a strong wind out of the northwest making it feel colder than it will actually be. tonight we're going to see generally less cloud cover with lows falling into the mid 20s. friday will start with clouds but we should see sunshine open up through the afternoon allowing our highs to climb into the upper 40s. saturday still looks amazing with a breeze out of the southwest and highs climbing into
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looking fairly nice as well since our cold front will come through a bit later letting our highs stay in the upper 50s and the accompanying rain should stay up north. there is a big storm system we're going to need an eye on coming next tuesday and wednesday that as of now looks to pack a pretty good amount of rain with snow possible. a warmer trend back into the 40s looks to follow that system so if we do see snow hopefully we can melt it back down soon after. sabrina: the actions of a metro high school are the actions of a metro high school are
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sabrina: roosevelt high school has taken a step toward making students of any gender identity feel safe.....by opening two of its restrooms that were used by staff...to now being " all- gender" restrooms. the change comes after a student created a petiton...and took it to school leaders the principal says he knows there are at least ten currently at the high school that identify as transgender... lead the push for change says she started her misson after seeing another student struggle. i was using the restroom rone day, and a student who identifies as a male, he was using the womans restroom because for some reason he didn't feel safe using a restroom intended for the gender he identified with, i don't think thats right. sabrina: only the sign will change...and no one is required to use them... the school adds they have no plan to change the way their lockerooms are set up. sabrina: we want to know
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good idea in schools? let us know for a chance to see your comments on-air. you can post you thoughts on twitter and facebook. or send us an email or give us a call . we'd love to hear what you think! the contact information is on your screen. sabrina at ((time check)) we'll take a quick break here on good morning iowa... coming up we'll get the latest on sunday's oscar ceremonies... ceremonies... sabrina: but before we go...as you get ready to start your day...be safe out on the roads.... des moines police will have mobile radar set up at three locations... the first at the 18-hundred block of second avenue - southbound another at the seven-hundred block of m-l-k parkway - southbound and the third at the 45-hundred block of beaver...also southbound. so use caution while driving.. sabrina while we're at it... a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at mlk... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues after this!
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elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." sam: weather adlib: february gave us a reminder it's not ready to quit yet these last couple days, but don't worry because a much warmer trend is only a day away now. we're going to be overcast climbing into the upper 30s and a strong wind making it feel colder than it will actually be. tonight we're going to see generally less cloud cover with lows falling into the mid 20s. clouds but we should see sunshine open up through the afternoon allowing our highs to climb into the upper 40s. saturday still looks amazing with a breeze out of the southwest and highs climbing into sunshine! sunday is looking fairly nice as well since our cold
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letting our highs stay in the upper 50s and the accompanying rain should stay up north. there is a big storm system we're going to need an eye on coming next tuesday and wednesday that as of now looks to pack a pretty good amount of rain with snow possible. a warmer trend back into the 40s looks to follow that system so if we do see snow hopefully we can melt it back down soon after. sabrina with the oscars quickly approaching... the world will be watching host -- chris rock -- and how he handles the growing "diversity controversy." the comedian has remained very quiet about what we can expect from his performance sunday... while many actors have been speaking out. abc's brandi hitt has more from hollywood. " script: ((abc music - red carpet)) the buzz surrounding this year's oscars... isn't just about who's walking the red carpet...
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not. sot -- jada pinkett smith, actress sot -- spike lee, film director ((animated graphic)) for a second year in a row... all 20 of the nominees in the acting categories... are white. re-sparking the twitter hashtag -- "oscars so white"... nats -- (protests) leading to protests... and boycotts. nats -- (film clip: beasts of no nation") "beasts of no nation's" -- idris elba -- was passed over for an oscar nod... only to be nominated -- and win -- a screen actor's guild award... weeks later on t-n-t. sot -- idris elba, actor sot -- david blaustein, abc newsradio entertainment correspondent & movie critic ((animated graphics)) the academy has now put forth new initiatives? to double the number of women and minority voters by 2020... and increase diversity on the academy's board of governors. sot -- will smith, actor in fact... a new university of southern california study on "diversity" - looking at 2014 and 2015 -- gives failing grades to every hollywood movie studio and most t-v
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usc researcher all eyes are now on this year's oscar host -- chris rock? ((graphic)) who told essence magazine in its march issue -- "black women get paid less than everybody in hollywood. everybody's talking about jennifer lawrence. talk to gabrielle union." sot -- david blaustein, abc newsradio entertainment correspondent & movie critic ((on camera tag)) in fact... an oscars producer says chris rock threw out his original monologue... and has completely re-written it... to include the diversity controversy. brandi hitt -- abc news -- hollywood." sabrina: of course, if you plan to watch the academy awards...you can do it right here on local five, the awards ceremony will air this sunday. and we'll have a recap of the night's winners the next morning right here on good morning iowa.
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we have lots more good morning iowa ahead...but first here's abc's reena ninan and kendis gibson with america's money. america's money stocks under $1 - there are now more
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good morning. topping "america's money" -- an alarming sign about stocks. >> trading for under $1 is at its highest point in 20 years. >> around 160 stocks open this morning at less than a buck, that's up 38% this year. >> a new survey of customer satisfaction in the u.s. gives high marks to nordstrom, costco. >> america's least favorite retailer, abe comby and fitch. china, a new list says 90 new chinese billionaires moved china into first place, 33 more than the u.s. beijing is the city with the most billionaires. new york city is second.
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nothing else tastes like philadelphia . "now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green february gave us a reminder it's not ready to quit yet these last couple days, but don't worry because a much warmer trend is only a day away now. we're going to be overcast again today with highs climbing into the upper 30s and a strong wind out of the northwest making it feel colder than it will actually be. tonight we're going to see generally less cloud cover with lows falling into the mid 20s. friday will start with clouds but we should see sunshine open up through the
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our highs to climb into the upper 40s. saturday still looks amazing with a breeze out of the southwest and highs climbing into the low 60s under full sunshine! sunday is looking fairly nice as well since our cold front will come through a bit later letting our highs stay in the upper 50s and the accompanying rain should stay up north. there is a big storm system we're going to next tuesday and wednesday that as of now looks to pack a pretty good amount of rain with snow possible. a warmer trend back into the 40s looks to follow that system so if we do see snow hopefully we can melt it back down soon after. sam toss back. sabrina:
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toss back.
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now...some new actions on facebook/./.. sabrina: move over 'like' button! you've got some competition on facebook. facebook has expanded its users' ability to react to something on their news feeds. the social networking site used to only have a thumbs up button... if you wanted to "like" something. now if you hover your mouse arrow over the thumbs up button... you can chose from like, love, ha-ha, wow, sad or angry. all: (reax)
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time for another short break here on good morning iowa .... a quick look outside as you get ready to start your day....when we return, a look at the top stories in our morning refresh. sabrina: : do you have a story for us...or a comment you want to share? well be sure to contact us. you can email us or call our newsroom... we're also on facebook.... "we are iowa local 5 news" and twitter "we are iowa 5 news" if you see news break... let us know. we are iowa and we want to cover the stories that are
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"you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." sabrina: welcome back everyone....as we wrap up our first hour, we recap your
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morning refresh... sabrina: more emotional testimony on the stand at the fazzino trial...with the family's nanny talking about a "rocky relationship" sabrina: an investigation of child abuse allegations at an iowa school gets the attention of state lawmakers. sabrina: time now for another short break... but when we come back... a former governor rallies iowans at the state capitol...raising more questions about medicaid privatization. plus sam's in with a look at your morning forecast! another full hour of good morning iowa... is right after this. " nexstar copyright"
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"you're watching good moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " sabrina: good morning iowa! i'm ???. it's x:00 a-m on thursday february 25th
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joining us! sabrina: good to have everyone with us! and it's great to have central iowa's most accurate forecast with meterologist sam schreier! hey sam! sam: (sam adlibs) sam (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: february gave us a reminder it's not ready to quit yet these last couple days, but don't worry because a much warmer trend is only a day away now. we're going to be overcast again today with highs climbing into the upper 30s and a strong wind out of the northwest making it feel colder than it will actually be. tonight we're going to see generally less cloud cover with lows

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