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5 things to know this morning

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Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Cold weather causes travel chaos

Thousands of cars have been giving out due to the cold weather, prompting nearly 5,000 calls to be made to two sections of AAA in Connecticut on Thursday alone. The runway at Salt Lake City International Airport has reopened its runways after they were partially closed because of icy conditions that cause a Frontier airplane to slide on the runway while landing.

2. No sign North Korea will conduct nuke test: Panetta

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he has seen no clear sign that North Korea will follow through on its plan to conduct a third nuclear test. However, Panetta did say North Korea's ability to perform these tests is very difficult to detect.

3. Juvenile justice system may provide blueprint for overall justice reform

The South Dakota Senate has approved a plan to cut the state's prison costs by treating more nonviolent offenders in community programs.

4. Zuckerberg to fundraise for Gov. Christie

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will be holding a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's gubernatorial campaign in February. Tickets will cost $3,800 per person.

5. Underground fire cuts power in Sioux Falls

Power was out across the north end of downtown Sioux Falls. The outage is possibly connected to an underground fire near 9th St. and Phillips Avenue downtown. Flames were coming out of a storm drain near that intersection.

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