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meterologist sam schreier! hey sam! sam: (sam adlibs) sam (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: we've finally made it to the day we've been waiting for all week! today is going to be amazing with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid 60s. the only downside to the forecast today will be the very strong winds out of the west blowing between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up around 40 mph. tonight we'll see mild and breezy conditions with lows falling towards 40 degrees. saturday should be another amazing day with highs around 60 and continued sunny skies. sunday a cold front will knock our highs back down into the low 50s and upper 40s across central iowa, and we'll see a bit of a stronger wind again. the next rain chance is most likely for tuesday afternoon, and it should fall all as rain since temperatures
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elias: let's get into the top five this morning.... elias: a busy day ahead at the statehouse, as iowa lawmakers work to get any bills they want to be kept alive through the full body of either the senate or house of representatives and into a committee on the other side... today marks the end of the first funnel week, where any bills that have not been passed on will end up dead for the current legislative session.
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two spot this sabrina: district begins finding a new superintendent after the resignation last superintendent resignation last night of jason ellingson. earlier this week filed against joined the district in 20-06. placed him on administrative leave pending an investigation. elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: saturday will bring the latest contests in the 20-16 presidential nomination process... for republicans, its the south carolina primary.. the latest c-n-n poll has donald trump leading the pack by 16- points. for the pair of democrats, they will face-off in the nevada caucus. based on the latest c-n-n poll, its likely to be a much closer race, with just one point separating hillary clinton and bernie sanders. sabrina: number four... sabrina: ted cruz may be focusing on south carolina today, but a lawsuit against the presidential candidate will be heard in an illinois courtroom today. an illinois voter
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on the state's primary ballot next month, and filed a suit challenging cruz's eligibility to serve as president. once again raising questions about the texas senator's birth in canada. elias: and finally in the top five... elias: the state wrestling tournament continues today in downtown des moines...with the quarter-final and sem-final competitions. here's a look at the team leaders in each class after opening day of the individual tournament. local five's sports team will be at the well, and have full coverage this evening. sabrina: new this morning....iowa at the top of a list....but not one that may have state leaders celebrating... sabrina: a study by the american road and transportation builders association says iowa has more than five thousand structurally- deficient bridges...the most in the u-s. iowa typically ranks near the
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there are so many in the hawkeye state. structurally deficient does not mean unsafe....but that a key component of the bridge is in poor condition, and the bridge would be a candidate for significant repas or replacement. many of the iowa bridges on the list are like this one near mount vernon. the old bridge, now getting replaced, saw only a few dozen cars a day. "steve gannon linn county engineer " sabrina: gannon adds that the 10-cent a gallon gas tax added last march has put 100-million dollars more 100-million dollars more into county road budgets statewide. but those dollars weren't available the whole year so the biggest impact could come with bridge projects in 2016.
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just eleven days until more than half a million iowans on medicaid will have their care switched over to private out-of- state companies. thursday, senate democrats at the statehouse stood firm on the decision to stop the transition and their bill to block it. house republicans are trying to dismiss that bill. "linda miller 46:23 the medicaid program is administered by the department of human services. it's not a legislated program. what the legislature does is legislates the amount of money needed for the medicaid program or the state match for the medicaid program " elias: it's scheduled roll out march first, but the state still has not been given final federal approval. sabrina: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs)
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weather adlib: we've finally made it to the day we've been waiting for all week! today is going to be amazing with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid 60s. the only downside to the forecast today will be the very strong winds out of the west blowing between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up around 40 mph. tonight we'll see mild and breezy conditions towards 40 degrees. another amazing day with highs around 60 skies. sunday a cold highs back down into 40s across central iowa, and we'll see a bit again. the next rain chance is most likely for tuesday
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should fall all as rain since temperatures look to stay in the 40s for most of next week. elias: at ((time check)) we'll take a short break, still ahead here on good morning iowa... sabrina: coming up, iowans will have plenty of reasons to "get away to the big screen" starting today... elias: but first...for those traveling into polk county...be safe
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office has automated traffic enforcement vehicles at two locations.... one at the ...16- hundred block of northeast 70th avenue in ankeny and a second at the ...nine- thousand block of northeast 94th avenue in bondurant 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 schreier. this is good morning iowa."
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weather adlib: we've finally made it to the day we've been waiting for all week! today is going to be amazing with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid 60s. the only downside to the forecast today will be the very strong winds out of the west blowing between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up around 40 mph. tonight we'll see mild and breezy conditions with lows falling towards 40 degrees. saturday should be another amazing day with highs around 60 and continued sunny skies. sunday a cold front will knock our highs back down into the low 50s and upper 40s across central iowa, and we'll see a bit of a stronger wind again. the next rain chance is most likely for tuesday afternoon, and it should fall all as rain since temperatures look to stay in the 40s for most of next week. sabrina:
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weekend to get outside after sabrina: while it seems like an ideal weekend to get outside after weeks of bitter cold...there are a couple of reasons to stay indoors... first up, produce iowa is encouraging iowans to "get away to the big screen" as today kicks off the film festival season in iowa. starting with the prairie grass film challenge in sioux center.... there are six film festivals scheduled over the next four months...includin g the wild rose independent film festival this may here in des moines. elias: and pork lovers will be enjoying plenty of bacon at saturday's
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this year's theme is "body by bacon...sweatin to the sizzle"... along with unlimited bacon samples, and great entertainment...b achelor-star and iowa farmer chris soules will be at the festival...as a guest judge for the dance contest. all: (reax) sabrina we have lots more good morning iowa ahead...but first here's abc's kendis gibson and reena ninan with tech bytes. techbytes fastest wireless carrier - new study says verizon wireless hey, there. in today's "techbytes" -- who's got the fastest wireless service? >> one company crowned t-mobile.
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researcher says verizon is tops, based on its testing at various sites around the country. and indiana man is suing smart tv manufacturer vizio. the class-action lawsuit accuses the company of collecting data about his usage. and a couple in texas is in a legal fight with a company that it hired to watch its pets. >> they were not satisfied and posted a one-star review on yelp. the company responded with a lawsuit and is seeking thousands of dollars because it says the couple violated its so-called no-disparagement clause. >> is there such a thing? who knew? those are your "techbytes." >> have a great day. when your cold makes you wish... ...you could stay... ...in bed all day...
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"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 we've finally made it to the day we've been waiting for all week! today is going to be amazing with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid 60s. the only downside to the forecast today will be the very strong winds out of the west blowing between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up around 40 mph. tonight we'll see mild and breezy conditions with lows falling towards 40 degrees. saturday should be another amazing day with highs around 60 and continued sunny skies. sunday a cold front will knock our highs back down into the low 50s and upper 40s across central iowa, and we'll see a bit of a stronger wind again. the next rain chance is most likely for tuesday
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should fall all as rain since temperatures look to stay in the 40s for most of next week. sam toss back.
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in take a look at this today...police offer kanye west a helping hand.. elias: a lot of buzz surrounding kanye's tweet last week that he has 53-million dollars in personal debt...even asking mark zuckerberg to invest in him... but philadelphia police have also offered an idea...come work for them.. they sent out this tweet to kanye saying "we are hiring"...wuth a starting salary of 47-thousand 929 dollars..you could be debt free by the year 31-22... all: (reax)
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well time now for another short break... but when we come back... well time now for another short break... but when we come back... it's the end of funnel week for iowa lawmakers...but we take a look at one mother's fight to get a law through the statehouse...
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morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." sabrina as funnel week at the statehouse
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for a lot of familiar faces... people who have returned year after year to try to make change... but haven't found success so far... local five's nikki davidson introduces us to a mother fighting for a new law in memory of her murdered daughter... shes with us everyday, light sunshine, happiness and love when shelia lynch remembers the last days with her daughter, tereseann... she remembers the way she looked with her young son... and how she made everyone else feel.. 13:18 she had a smile that lit up a room. but what she can't forget... no matter how much time passes... is how tereseann felt in the days before she died. 8:32 she was pertified... she would tell me i can't have a life again. he's always going to be out there. she had just helped her daughter leave her abusive husband.... a man family says had been battering her for months. 23:55:30 beating her, strangling her. 23:55:36 stuffing socks in her mouth while he hit her so that no one would hear her scream. they got a restraining order... found a secret
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son... but it wasn't enough. 7:54 he was stalking her and we did not know it until the trial took place, he quit his job to the point he had all day long to follow her. knew wheere she was living... they found that the law wouldn't do much. 00:03:33 a protective order is what my daugthers murderer told me it was in person, he said to us, it's a peice of paper, it's my 5th one i know how to work the system and get around it, it means nothing. and on veterans day... outside of a target store ... he kidnapped her... then shot her to death. 9:40 i can't go back and change that, but i can help the victims that are out there. shelia lynch says she came up with what she thinks is a solution for women trying to break free from abusive and obbessive relationships... gps monitoring... 00:00:45 my daughter would have been saved, she wouldn't have been killed. it would work like this... if an officer was
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call, he would ask the victim and abuser a series of questions to determine if the relationship could become lethal... if the assessment deemed problems would continue... a judge could put a gps monitor on the suspect...and give the victim the reciever to let them know if that person violates a protective restraining order... and notifiy police if that barrier was crossed. just last year it seemed her idea had gotten some traction... govenor branstad invited her to be part of a press conference pledging his support to the idea.... even posting to social media "now is the time to act" 19:00 i was so excited, to me it went i have the govenor of the state of iowa on my side. he is going to represent a bill and put into place everything i've been speaking out about. but when it came to getting that action... 28:06 i kept asking when are we meeting, i called and sent emails. i didn't get calls back. it was a huge betryal to me a stab in the
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politics because of it. she feels her daugthers story got lost in a political game... embarrasing, going to stop me. the govenors office says they've asked the department of public new legislation this year that would address increasing minimum sentences on repeat domestic abusers and use electronic monitoring in certain situations... they said the govenor wasn't available for an interview on the subject in a statement said quote gov. branstad was appreciative of ms. lynch sharing her daughter's heartbreaking story last year. what happened to ms. lynch's daughter was an absolute tragedy. to that end, we hope our legislation will prevent further tragedies from happening to other iowa families. the bill we are proposing this year is very similar and we are hopeful this bill will gain enough support to get passed by both the house and senate. thats little comfort to lynch... who says until something changes in iowa to protect other woman in her daughters situation, she won't move on. 5:35 i'm not quitting until we get iowa to wake up in ames nikki davidson local five news we are iowa. sabrina: lynch has been told that gps monitoring may become an amendment on a bill coming out of the senate.... but there are no guarantees... as for iowa lawmakers, they'll be trying to keep any bills they want passed alive today...as it
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in session today. sabrina time for another break, just ahead time for another break, just ahead sam has central iowa's most accurate forecast... look at traffic... this is i-235 at conditions] 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 " sabrina thanks for joining us on your [day of week] morning, i'm sabrina ahmed. elias: and i'm elias johnson... elias: weather is always first on good morning iowa... in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... meteorologist sam schreier. sam: (adlib toss)
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weather adlib: sam weather adlib: we've finally made it to the day we've been waiting for all week! today is going to be amazing with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid 60s. the only downside to the forecast today will be the very strong winds out of the west blowing between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up around 40 mph. tonight we'll see mild and breezy conditions with lows falling towards 40 degrees. saturday should be another amazing day with highs around 60 and continued sunny skies. sunday a cold front will knock our the low 50s and upper 40s across central iowa, and we'll see a bit of a stronger wind chance is most likely for tuesday afternoon, and it should fall all as rain since temperatures look to stay in the 40s for most of next week.
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our top story....the our top story....the collins-maxwell school district is now looking for a new superintendent. elias: last night, their superintendent, jason ellingson, resigned after ten years at the district. school officials had placed ellingson on administrative leave earlier this week after a report was filed against him. the district is currently investigating the allegations... after nearly two hours of discussions of closed session, ellingson's resignation was unanimously
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goes off of the district's payroll, but he does receive vacation pay and other accumulated benefits. the board did not answer questions afterward but reason for the resignation, saying quote... "there is no evidence that there is no evidence that district programs or been the has offered to resign..." until a long-term replacement is found, the work with baxter's superintendent to cover the responsibilities. sabrina: after lots of criticism over his comments about supreme court appointments...s ome support for senator chuck grassley... sabrina: the senior senator from iowa has been questions about process... but thursday, his decision to block a nominee obama got some support... the group "judicial crisis network" has put out a t-v ad to thank republicans who've threatened to block an obama pick. lawmakers, including all face re-
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republican senators say the next president should be the one to fill justice antonin scalia's seat. times are a lot wait for a new president, it's very important . if people feel a part of this process, feel like they have something to do with choosing... i've been pretty clear." sabrina: hear more from grassley and the people who think he's making a mistake, as we hash out this supreme court issue on our political show this weekend. "this week in iowa" airs sundays at 9 a.m., here on local five. sabrina: today the body of the late supreme court justice will lie in repose at the supreme court building in washington... justice scalia died last weekend while on a trip to texas... president obama plans to pay his respects to the late justice today. a funeral for justice scalia will be held tomorrow.
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meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: we've finally made it to the day we've been waiting for all week! amazing with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid 60s. the only downside to the the very strong winds out of the west blowing between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up around 40 mph. tonight we'll see mild and breezy conditions with lows falling towards 40 degrees. saturday should be another amazing day with highs around 60 and continued sunny skies. sunday a cold front will knock our highs back down into the low 50s and upper 40s across central iowa, and we'll see a bit of a stronger wind again. the next rain chance is most likely for tuesday afternoon, and it should fall all as rain since temperatures look to stay in the 40s for most of next week.
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a busy weekend for the presidential nomination process, as two contests will take place in two different states tomorrow... process, as two contests will take place in two different states tomorrow... elias: saturday takes the 20-16 presidential nomination process...to south carolina and nevada. for republicans, its the south carolina primary.. the latest c-n-n poll has donald trump leading the pack by 16- points. for the pair of
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will face-off in the nevada caucus. latest c-n-n poll, much closer race, with just separating hillary clinton and bernie sanders. sabrina: despite focusing on south carolina, a lawsuit will have ted cruz also paying attention to illinois today.. an illinois voter to illinois today.. an illinois voter has objected to cruz's placement on the state's primary ballot filed a suit challenging cruz's eligibility to serve as president. once again raising questions about the texas senator's birth in canada. elias: iowa state fans have grown used to senior point guard monte morris dishing out passes on the court. but yesterday, it was number 11 accepting the assist. hy-vee teamed up with the state of michigan to send eleven semi- trailers to flint to help out with the water crisis in morris' hometown. six of those trucks hauled gallons of water, the other five carried bottled water. the row of
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thursday...and could arrive in flint some time today. sabrina at ((time check)) we'll take a short break here on good morning iowa... elias: coming up, we check out the newest releases hitting theaters this weekend... 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... first at the 18- hundred block of fleur - north bound a second set up at the 49- hundred block of hickman - east bound and the third at the 17-hundred block of university - east bound so use caution while driving.. elias: while we're at it... a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at mlk... [current conditions] good morning
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"your wathcing good morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." sabrina: as if tornadoes weren't scary enough....how about one made of fire.. missouri firefighters battling a large grass fire caught this video of a fire tornado forming from the blaze. luckily they were able to contain, and eventually extinguish the fire...
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adlib toss. sam: weather adlib: the day we've been today is going to be sunny skies and high temperatures in the downside to the out of the west blowing between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up around 40 mph. tonight we'll see mild and breezy conditions towards 40 degrees. another amazing day with highs around 60 skies. sunday a cold highs back down into the low 50s and upper 40s across central iowa, and we'll see a bit again. the next rain chance is most likely for tuesday afternoon, and it should fall all as rain since temperatures look to stay in the 40s for most of next week. sabrina: downtown des moines has since temperatures look to stay in the 40s
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sabrina: downtown des moines has downtown des moines has downtown des moines has sabrina: downtown des moines has become center stage for one of the best high school wrestling tournaments in the country.... elias: this morning we take you inside all the sights and sounds, as high school athletes put in some hard work on the mats. "local 5's elias johnson takes us inside wells fargo arnena for the 2016 iowa state wrestling tournament. " elias:
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the team leaders in each class after opening day of the individual tournament. the state wrestling tournament continues today in downtown des moines...with the quarter-final and sem-final competitions. local five's sports team will be at the well, and have full
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evening. all: (reax) sabrina we have more good morning iowa coming up right after the break... on "good morning america."
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"you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." elias: it's friday... time for "local 5 at the movies." elias: first up..."race" stars stephan james as jesse owens...during his quest for olympic glory amid racism at home and in nazi germany. the track-and- field superstar competed in the 1936 olympics in berlin. race is rated pg-13 all: (reax)
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next we have risen...the first in a series of religion-themed movies hitting theaters over the next few weeks.. in it, joseph fiennes (fines) plays a roman centurion charged with finding the missing body of jesus. risen is rated pg-13 all: (reax) sam: and finally we have the latest horror movie to hit the big screen...."the witch" the supernatural horror flick follows a family in puritan new england that is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession. the witch is rated "r"
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(reax) elias: time for another elias: time for another short break...but before we go let's get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at west mixmaster [current conditions] sam says ??? he's in with central iowa's forecast next... after this!
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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 we've finally made it to the day we've been waiting for all week! today is going to be amazing with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid 60s. the only downside to the forecast today will be the very strong winds out of the west blowing between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up around 40 mph. tonight we'll see mild and breezy conditions with lows falling towards 40 degrees. saturday should be another amazing day
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skies. sunday a cold front will knock our highs back down into the low 50s and upper 40s across central iowa, and we'll see a bit of a stronger wind again. the next rain chance is most likely for tuesday afternoon, and it should fall all as rain since temperatures look to stay in the 40s for most of next week. sam toss back. sabrina
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sabrina elias: a final look at the top five... all the news you need to know before you head out the door... right after this.
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elias: a busy day ahead at the statehouse, as iowa lawmakers work to get any bills they want to be kept alive in the current session. today marks the end of the first funnel week, where any bills that have not been passed on will end up dead. only the house will be in session today. sabrina: in the number two spot this morning... sabrina: the collins- maxwell school district begins the process of finding a new superintendent after the resignation last night of jason ellingson. earlier this week a report was filed against ellingson, who joined the district in 20-06. the district had placed him on administrative leave pending an investigation. elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: saturday will bring the latest contests in the 20-16 presidential nomination process... for republicans, its the south carolina primary.. the latest c-n-n poll has donald trump leading the pack by 16- points. for the pair of democrats, they will face-off in the nevada caucus. based on the latest c-n-n poll, its likely to be a much closer race, with just one point separating hillary clinton and bernie sanders.
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sabrina: sabrina: ted cruz may be focusing on south carolina today, but a lawsuit against the presidential candidate will be heard in an illinois courtroom today. an illinois voter has objected to cruz's placement on the state's primary ballot next month, and filed a suit challenging cruz's eligibility to serve as president. once again raising questions about the texas senator's birth in canada. elias: and finally... you'll want to know about this story in the big five... elias: the state wrestling tournament continues today in downtown des moines...with the quarter-final and sem-final competitions. here's a look at the team leaders in each class after opening day of the individual tournament. local five's sports team will be at the well, and have full coverage this evening. sabrina elias: sam is in with a final look at central iowa's most accurate forecast... sam
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waiting for all week! today is going to be amazing with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid 60s. the only downside to the forecast today will be the very strong winds out of the west blowing between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up around 40 mph. tonight we'll see mild and breezy conditions with lows falling towards 40 degrees. saturday should be another amazing day with highs around 60 and continued sunny skies. sunday a cold front will knock our highs back down into the low 50s and upper 40s across central iowa, and we'll see a bit of a stronger wind again. the next rain chance is most likely for tuesday afternoon, and it should fall all as rain since temperatures look to stay in the 40s for most of next week. sabrina good morning, america. heart-stopping crash caught on tape. a helicopter with five tourists on board plummeting into pearl harbor. new video of witnesses diving in
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cutting a 15-year-old free from the wreckage. those heroes are going to join us live only on "gma." donald trump versus the pope. those stunning remarks saying the gop front-runnerr is not christian. trump fires back all through the night. >> no leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith. >> and donald trump joining us live this morning. record heat. building across much of the country for the weekend. blazes sparking firenados. spread from california to new york. baby love we have a big announcement adrian training for this moment for months. now they're joining us live with news you don't want to miss. it's right here on "gma." come on. ah! you did too when you saw baby

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