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5 news midday. .we are iowa's most accurate weather team and we start with your forecast first." sam we're coming off an extremely warm and gorgeous weekend and while we are going to cool back towards average this week, there is still plenty of warm weather worked into the forecast. today we'll start with mostly clear skies although clouds will be building through the day. it is going to fairly mild and and windy with highs 50s. tonight we'll be cloudy with plenty of continued wind and into the upper 20s. rain will move into iowa early this evening wintry mix and then snow by tomorrow morning. roughly 1/2 an inch of snow is unlikely much of it will stick around with ground temperatures are. tuesday other early flurries we'll with highs in the low 30s. wednesday is going highs close to 40 and we have another small rain/snow chance on thursday morning. we start warming up again
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into the 50s and 60s look to return early news midday.... the alexander fazzino trial resumed this morning, we'll have recap of who has already taken the stand and what to expect in the coming days. lucas: tomorrow is super tuesday and a potentially game-changing day for the presidential candidates on the campaign trail lucas: a grand view wrestler gets another chance. local 5's elias johnson sits down with andrew long to talk about how he's rising up from the bottom he created for himself. "local 5 news midday in hd starts now. we are iowa" lucas: good morning and thanks for joining us for local 5 news midday...i'm lucas casey. lucas: our top story...police are on the lookout for two escaped prisoners this morning... lucas: authorities say the pair went missing from the newton correctional facility... guards discovered jessy foley and michael amodeo were gone during a routine check saturday night. at this point, three local sheriff's departments as well as the des moines police department are working to help find them. both men were in the minimum security facilty for drug-
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normally be considered dangerous. but that's all the loose. department of spokesman: "if someone's going to take the risk of escaping, you have to some threat. however, there's some kind of hiding factor where want to get caught." lucas: when they're caught, the two inmates face additional five year prison sentences for escaping. if anyone has any information on the missing inmates, you're encouraged to call 9-1-1 immediately. lucas: looking at the day ahead...trial proceedings have resumed in the fazzino trial with two more witnesses taking the stand... lucas: alexander fazzino is accused of murdering his wife emily back in 20-12. friday, emily's father testified about the night before her death. in written testimony, he talks about her drug abuse, detox and a change in alex's demeanor. the medical examiner who did the initial autopsy also took the stand, saying she leans towards homicide over any other cause of death. witness testimony for
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today, finishing with d- c-i, dna, and special agent testimonies. be sure to stay with local five, we will have full coverage throughout the duration of the trial. lucas: also in court today. the man who crashed his car into a pole on ingersoll, killing a young mother. junior, was vehicular homicide and operating while intoxicated. he waived his jury trial and today faces his bench trial in court. it happened back in november. when mure junior crashed his car at the intersection of 35th street and ingersoll in des moines, wrapping it around a power pole. the passenger, scalicity boyd, died at the scene. lucas: taking a look around iowa now-- over to waterloo, where a man with autism has gone missing... this is 22-year- old ra-shawn montgomery. he was last seen friday night in waterloo, wearing a red coat and carrying a backpack. if you have any information , please call the police. lucas/1shot: and prairie city has been dealing with some water problems over the weekend... a leaky water
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issues... lucas: tower started own causing a order. they didn't just lose water pressure, they had none at all. needs to test the water as it returns to the prairie city leaders say they more by tuesday. for updates on order will be lifted. lucas/ots: meanwhile, back a potential morning today. city of johnston began construction that closed nw 70th ave west of 107th street and east of nw 100th street to 98th street. nw 100th street is also closed now just north of nw 70th avenue. the closed of nw 70th avenue. the closed streets are marked in red on the map there on your screen. all access to residents and businesses will continue during construction, which is scheduled to end this fall. please visit the city of johnston website for any updates.
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update on last week's event to help the children's cancer connection. this morning we know how much money iowans helped raise... this is video from "camping the night away," a big fundraiser for children's cancer connection. the money raised helps pay for a free summer camp for kids who have a cancer diagnosis, and their families too! "1:28 what we really encourage them to do is maybe the things that their cancer and all the people around them have told them they can no longer do. so we've had children who've lost an arm or a leg on the climbing walls. " 1:40 lucas: the fundraising goal was 50- thousand dollars, children's cancer connection exceeded it, raising 64 thousand dollars. lucas: meteorologist sam schrier joins us again with a look at your forecast. sam weather adlib: we're coming off an extremely warm and gorgeous weekend and while we are going to cool back towards average this week, there is still plenty of warm weather worked into the forecast. today we'll start with
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fairly mild and and windy with highs climbing into the mid 50s. tonight we'll be cloudy with plenty of temperatures falling into the upper 20s. rain northern and central and transition into a snow by tomorrow morning. roughly 1/2 an expected but it is very unlikely much of it will stick around with ground temperatures being as warm as they than a few left over early flurries we'll mainly be dry and windy with highs in the low 30s. wednesday is going to be more mild with highs close to 40 and we have another small rain/snow chance on thursday morning. we start warming up again on saturday with highs into the 50s and 60s look to return early next week with the small possibility of even a few thunderstorms! lucas: the death of a rookie police officer in virginia tops national news this morning... lucas: the officer was among those responding to a shooting at a home in woodbridge...
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guide-in was on her first day of police work.... the responding officers found another woman dead at the home, when the suspect began firing at police. guide-in was killed and two other officers were injured. the suspected gunman faces murder charges in both deaths. lucas: staff in the the governor's known the water 20-14. recently from governor aides shows switching the city's water supply from the flint river to lake hugh-ron. snyder's spokesman said those were preliminary concerns before the led problem became an issue. lucas: super tuesday is almost here. eleven states are up for grabs and the candidates are still throwing punches. candidates themselves in abc's stephanie latest from the campaign trail. " they don't call it nothin? fate of both parties could be decided?.and how we got here has been anything but the gop frontrunner?donald trump taking insults from all sides?. (move rubio insult
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"doesn't sweat because his pores are clogged with the spray tan (from ines delacuetara) cruz sot - if we nominate donald trump in all likelihood hillary wins and if that happens we lose this country. trump has racked up support from some of the loudest names in politics.? an endorsement from new jersey governor chris christie ?and a first senate endorsement from alabama's jeff sessions. trump is leading in most states and is now set to have more big tuesday?. weekend answering questions about an not want?from klu grand wizard david duke. djt >> honestly, i don't know david duke. i don't believe i've ever met him, and i just don't know anything about him. " on the democratic side - hillary clinton has more delegates and more momentum after her victory in carolina primary? and
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it?telling george stephanopoulos on this week. sot sanders this week we got decimated, george. we got decimated. texas, georgia, and here in virginia stand as the biggest opportunities for clinton to dominate among african american voters, and to test sanders' early ramos tag: no the nomination on super tuesday but it may be the end for frontrunners are expected to separate themselves from their closest competitors. stephanie ramos abc virginia" local 5 news midday... not many people are given a second chance hear the story offender and athlete who's getting another shot here in the metro. lucas: and... last night was the oscars! we'll take a look back at some surprise winners and host chris rock's political commentary. lucas: next.... are you looking for a job in tech or engineering? well, you're in luck. coming up next on local 5 news midday, we'll sit down with accumold ceo to talk about their upcoming job fair.
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lucas: the state usually releases monthly unemployment numbers late in the month, usually around the 26th or 27th, i believe. one of my clients, accumold, is going to be holding a job fair on saturday, march 5, to find 90 professionals to work in the 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space they've just finished and will open soon. they're going to be looking for technical staff, engineers, tool makers, robotics technicians and production workers in their state-of-the-art clean rooms where they make parts that can be as small as a grain of sand for the telecomms, medical, automotive and other industries. really cool stuff. ankeny, iowa - accumold, a global leader in the design, development and production of micro- molded parts for high-tech industries,
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saturday, march 5, to fill 90 positions, president and ceo roger hargens said today. the job fair will take place at the ankeny courtyard marriott, 2405 se creekview drive, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. individuals interested in applying for a position are encouraged to schedule an interview by first logging onto the company's website, www.accu- mold.com, and clicking on the employment link. "micro-molded parts are the wave of the aerospace, other sectors. accumold is bringing products of the future to reality today, with the we make being no bigger than a grain of "we need quality makers, robotic production workers with state-of-the-art equipment as we bring the future to life."
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1711 s.e. oralabor last june 5 on a 40,000- million expansion. hargens said it reflected the company's mission as that taps the creativity, ingenuity and work ethic that represent the best of make up the first round of 200 jobs that will be created over the expansion sized, $7-million site in 2010 with one
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to cool back towards average this week, there is still plenty of warm weather worked into the forecast. today we'll start with mostly clear skies be building through the day. it is going to fairly mild and and windy with highs climbing into the mid 50s. tonight we'll be cloudy with plenty of continued wind and temperatures falling into the upper 20s. rain will move into northern and central iowa early this evening and transition into a wintry mix and then snow by tomorrow morning. roughly 1/2 an inch of snow is expected but it is very unlikely much of it will stick around with ground temperatures being as warm as they are. tuesday other than a few left over early flurries we'll mainly be dry and windy with highs in the low 30s. wednesday is going to be more mild with highs close to 40 and we have another small rain/snow chance on thursday morning. we start warming up again
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look to return early small possibility of even a few thunderstorms! lucas: lucas:
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local five news midday... variety, the children's charity is hosting their annual telethon this weekend. coming up next, we'll sit down with hy-vee store director jamie stephens to talk about why hy-vee supports variety,
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variety hy-vee hy-vee store director
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member, jamie stephens talking about why hy- vee supports variety. variety telethon 42nd annual variety telethon- march 5 and 6, 2016 since 1975, iowans have joined together to contribute their time, talent and hearts to the annual variety telethon. telethon is an entertainment showcase that serves as variety's largest fundraiser and has raised more than $100 million to date. each year, a line-up of international personalities perform to support the children of iowa. telethon cast, thousands of volunteers and very interested persons over the phones and solicit donations from family and friends. telethon also provides variety the opportunity to highlight the children and organizations that benefit from variety's support. in addition to cast performances, variety hosts specialized bike presentations and
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receive variety grants. the variety telethon is broadcast live from the community choice credit union convention center ballroom. tune in to abc5 from 7 p.m. to midnight on saturday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on sunday, or stop by to see the telethon live. guests can meet the cast, participate in children's craft activities and watch the entertainment showcase. we invite you to donate, volunteer or become a variety vip during the variety
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ta tdrsaraod." you're watching local 5 news midday in hd. we are iowa" : lucas: well, it had to happen eventually, right? after getting snubbed nearly half a dozen times, leonardo dicaprio finally took home his oscar. plus a big surprise in the best supporting actor category. abc's lara spencer recaps hollywood's biggest night. surprises!! nats - and the oscar goes to spotlight biggest award of the nats "this film gave a voice to survivors. and this oscar amplifies that voice! and rocky's great comeback - sly stallone winning award after award all year long, thwarted sunday night by this guy nats - mark rylance bridge of spies! winning best supporting actor l: can you believe it? r: no i can't believe it, i really can't believe it, i used to watch these when i was a kid. i remember seeing them,
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and al pacino was in dog day afternoon. nats - leonardo dicaprio!! leo - with his 6th oscar nomination - finally having his moment taking home best actor - and using it as a platform for global change nats - leo: "let us not take this planet for granted i do not take tonight for granted!" nats - brie larson brie larson - also taking home a golden statuette for best actress in "room" quickly celebrated by biggest fan nats brie - "jacob tromblay my partner through this!!" nats - alicia vikander alicia vikander's role in the danish girl beating out kate winslet for best supporting actress l: i saw you just now staring at it. what do you think alicia vikander: it looks like an oscar (smiling) l: yea i believe it is actually and the biggest winner of the night?? and the winner is mad max! mad max!, mad max! mad max fury road!
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nats the night full of big performances - sam smith performing "writings on the wall" winning original song - and getting personal in his acceptance speech nats - i stand here tonight as a proud gay man and i hope we can all stand together as equals one day smith surpising many - beating out lady gaga - nats- til it happens to you"" lucas: of course we want to see how
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predictions for last night... it looks like neither sam nor carson had either of the supporting awards picked... all: (reax) lucas: but you both did better with the but you both did better with the big three.... carson had actor, actress and movie picked correctly... sam missed on actress...choosi
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brie larson... all: (reax) lucas: local 5 news midday... entrepreneur and investor elon musk had a no-go last night. we'll take a look at the latest on the mogul's private space company, space x. lucas: next.... a grand view wrestler gets another chance. local 5's elias johnson sits andrew long to he's rising up he created for
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" you're watching local 5 news midday in hd. we are iowa" lucas: good morning and thanks for joining us for local 5 news midday...i'm lucas casey. lucas/1shot: college wrestling programs across the country are getting ready to compete in national tournaments, including the four time- defending n-a-i-a champs - grand
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made a name for after competing in the sport for just seven seasons. this year, one of their wrestlers who is gaining national attention is 26- year-old andrew long, ranked number one at 149 pounds. but long's biggest competition hasn't been an opponent.... it's for his own criminal past, rise up from the now, we hear giving him local 5's elias story you'll see local 5. 2009 ncaa freshman from iowa stage" hopes of achieving wrestling nat - espn broadcast big10 championship "eventually persistance paid off takedown more" two time all american, big ten champion and the long list of off the mat - long made headlines as well...with a criminal wrap sheet that overshadowed his biggest accomplishments nat - takedown wrestling
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presents this program borught to you by kemin - this is takedown" few know long's life story better than takedown wrestling host scott casber, and close family friend steve foster. scott casber - host of takedown wrestling "its very unique when you se a kid live up to what you think he's going to be" steve foster - close family friend "sometimes in wrestling community, it demands so much in that sport - you've wrestled yourself i wrestled for eight years meyself and it demands a lot and you can sometimes get the priorities switched around a little bit." long was dismissed from the cyclone program in 2010 where he placed second in the nation after several run-ins with the law, mostly related to drinking - but he found a new who recruite long before leaving iowa state for penn state. steve foster - close family friend great success on the
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he took off to penn state with cael sanderson who was his coach at the time at iowa state, still cheering for him as a human being, missed him not representing iowa state, but as a human still cheering for andrew strong. it was the kind of support andrew long would end up needing the most. following his third place finish in the national tournamnet, long was accused of rape after an off campus incident involveing a 55-year- old woman. long who doesn't remember the incident becuase he was drunk later pleaded guilty to indecent assault and served 9 months in a pennsylvania prison. steve foster - close family friend "i tried to build him up and lift him up and he used to write me letters when he was in prison and i cherish those letters, i can tell you right where they're at in my house becuase they're filled with resiliancy, full of compasion for life, for getting back on the highway." elias johnson "what was the rock bottom for you and have you hit rock
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andrew long "rock bottom is when you decide to stop digging, you know? i mean when you're the one digging you can stop, but for me it was like dragging my family through a lot of the consquences that were of my own doing, you know i made these choices and now my family has to be the recipient of that..." elias johnson did that hurt the most and you saw how your parents were hurt by your decisions? andrew long "yeah. i'd say just having to explain, this is what i did, again, i don't want you to be mad at me, i don't want you to think of me as a failure, or something." nat - grandview wrestling room as long worked to escape from his bottom in life - one of the first to extend a helping hand as he completed couselling was grandview head wrestling coach, nick mitchell nick mitchell - grand view head wrestling coach i just started having some conversations
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really find out where he was as a person amd changes he's made in his life and once i got to the point where i rally serious about it we started talkingt o the admiinstration and everybody else. andrew long we want to give you another chance, we want to help you get your life back on track we want to help you succeed. the idea was to have andrew, now 26, enroll at grandview and join the viking wrestling team. his physical ability was never in doubt but his past wasn't easy to overlook. elias johnson "andrew is a registered sex offender, is that hard for some people to look past you think?" nick mitchell - grand view head wrestling coach "i'm sure it is. i mean the term itself with all of us envokles a little fear there's a stigma attached to it. the best ting we did is we had a lot of pople envolved int his decision from our president to the vice president our members of the cabinet - each of them had tome to sit
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andrew and that was the best thing we cold have done becuase it gave everybody a better sense as to who he was, the same thing i was looking for seeing where he was in his life and i think thats the big ting that anybody who talks to him sees and can be comforatble with the situation and those red flags disappear." andrew long "as grace is sufficient i stand on alot of scriptures. if i have questions with ethical decisions or moral decision or whats right and whats wrong i'll just read that and discover the truth in there and that keeps me on the straight and arrow." after becoming the forst viking wrestler to ever win a midlands championship, andrew continues working to staff off his back on the mat, and more importantly- in life scott casber - host of takedown wrestling the story of wrestling is of second chances. there are so few undefeateds out there and so few gold medalists, that means everybody else has finished in second
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lets face it the sport embraces second third and fourth and he is getting a second chance and some would say a third chance." steve foster - close family friend life is about getting restarted becuase life will put you on your back sometimes, it will put you on your back and that's what's great about the sport of wrestling is it teaches you to get off your back. andrew long "god's got the show now" elias tag on camera there's no doubt andrew is a phonomnal wrestler - currently ranked number 1 at 149 lbs. what would happen is someone without his talent, but still had a wrap sheet and wated to attend grand view as a student? university president,
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"safety for the grand view community is a primary concern. whenever we become aware of any student (future or present) who has a current or prior criminal record, we assess the case on an individual basis to determine if that individual poses any danger to the university community. andrew was treated no differently from any other student, athlete or not. after our research on andrew was complete, we came to believe that andrew has resolved his past issues, and he was admitted with some appropriate restrictions. as we do with all students, andrew is being given the support he needs to be successful." one of those restirctions is andrew is not allowed to live on campus. the iowa coalition against sex assault wants to remind everyone there will always be a victim in this story and what to know further treatment andrew is taking to aviod repeating his past. for local 5 i'm elias johnson - we are iowa lucas
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lot of feedback about this story, know what you think about andrew long's chance to compete again, this time at grand view. let us know, we may use your comments on-air. you can post your thoughts on twitter and facebook. or send us an email or give us a call . the contact information is on your screen. lucas: and court resumes today in erin andrews' civil suit against stalker michael barrett and the nashville marriott. barrett pleaded guilty to stalking in 20-10 after recording andrews nude through a peephole at the hotel and posting the pictures online. andrews is seeking 75- million dollars in damages from the hotel for negligence... saying that someone on the hotel staff told barrett which room andrews was staying in. lucas: and the third time was not the charm for the private space company space- x. the company called off the launch of its falcon-nine rocket last night... after two similar cancellations in recent days. space-x says on its website the rocket and its
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saying why the launch was scrubbed yet again. one of the previous launches was canceled because of problems with the propellant. the rocket carries a satellite that would bring internet and phone access to millions of people in asia. lucas: meteorologist sam schrier joins us again with a look at your forecast. sam weather adlib: we're coming off an extremely warm and gorgeous weekend and while we are going to cool back towards average this week, there is still plenty of warm weather worked into the forecast. today we'll start with mostly clear skies although clouds will be building through the day. it is going to fairly mild and and windy with highs climbing into the mid 50s. tonight we'll be cloudy with plenty of continued wind and temperatures falling into the upper 20s. rain will move into northern and central iowa early this evening and transition into a wintry mix and then snow by tomorrow morning. roughly 1/2 an inch of snow is expected but it is very unlikely much of it will stick around with ground temperatures being as warm as they are. tuesday other than a few left over
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mainly be dry and windy with highs in the low 30s. wednesday is going to be more mild with highs close to 40 and we have another small rain/snow chance on thursday morning. we start warming up again on saturday with highs into the 50s and 60s look to return early next week with the small possibility of even a few thunderstorms! lucas: still to come on local 5 news midday... (weather) sam has the details in central iowa's most accurate forecast next. "now, we are iowa's
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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: we're coming off an extremely warm and gorgeous weekend and while we are going to cool back towards average this week, there is still plenty of warm weather worked into the forecast. today we'll start with mostly clear skies although clouds will be building through fairly mild and and climbing into the mid cloudy with plenty of temperatures falling into the upper 20s. rain will move into northern and central iowa early this evening and transition into a wintry mix and then snow by tomorrow inch of snow is expected but it is very stick around with being as warm as they than a few left over early flurries we'll with highs in the low 30s. wednesday is going to be more mild with highs close to 40 and
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rain/snow chance on thursday morning. we start warming up again on saturday with highs into the 50s and 60s look to return early next week with the small possibility of even a few thunderstorms! sam: lucas: lucas:
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lucas: you're watching local five news midday. we'll be back after this with the animal rescue league.
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arl the animal rescue league of iowa (arl) is iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. the arl serves people and pets from across the state of iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption,
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spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more. history the arl has grown dramatically since its founding in 1926 - expanding its programs that serve both people and homeless animals across iowa. the most obvious growth is the number of animals the arl provides shelter and care for each year. intakes have increased from a few thousand animals a decade ago to more than 15,000 animals in 2013. through our proactive community outreach and spay/neuter programs, in the past few years we have begun to see a number of animals we care for, but our other areas of growth include the arl's programs designed specifically to address the reasons animals end up in shelters, including spay/neuter, humane education positive training program has year-round classes, as
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advice for dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets. the shelter continues to spay and neuter all dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and pigs that are adopted from our shelter. in addition to the animals that come through the arl's doors, the arl also serves the people of iowa through its many services. mission to promote animal welfare, strengthen the human-animal bond, and prevent the overpopulation of pets.
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sam weather adlib: we're coming off an extremely warm and gorgeous weekend and while we are going to cool back towards average this week, there is still plenty of warm weather worked into the forecast. today we'll start with mostly clear skies although clouds will be building through the day. it is going to fairly mild and and windy with highs climbing into the mid 50s. tonight we'll be cloudy with plenty of continued wind and temperatures falling into the upper 20s. rain will move into
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