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let's go now to meteorologist
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at kingston stadium in cedar rapids where jefferson high school is hosting linn-mar tonight. it's a game you can see at seven o'clock tonight on kcrg nine point two. joe, it's some nice football weather. clouds will thicken as the night goes on, keeping us mild with lows in the 50s. a few showers are possible
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will start in the afternoon for most of us. we'll have highs in the lower 60s. wet weather continues into friday evening and night, so the high school football games are looking somewhat soggy. fortunately, lightning should not be a significant issue. rainfall totals of a quarter to half-inch are looking common, but some locally higher amounts may fall. we'll clear out on saturday, which gives us a pleasant weend.tonight: turning cloudy low: 49-55 winds: e 10-15 alo: 52 dbq: 49 iow: 52 tomorrow: showers likely high: 60-66 winds: se 10-20 alo: 62 dbq: 63 iow: 65 bruce and beth... one member of the iowa board of regents says they may have "dropped the ball" when they chose bruce harreld to be the next president. regent subhash sahai commented after protestors stormed the regents meeting yesterday,
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harreld and the entire board to step down. sahai is a doctor from webster city. he said the board may have mishandled the selection process for the new president. and he says the regents need more time and more background information before making such decisions. sahai hopes that harreld, in his words, "makes us all shine and proud of his selection." he urged the university to give the former i-b-m executive a chance, even though he has no academic leadership experience. the dubuque city council has approved an addition to an athletic building on the university of dubuque campus. our media partner k-d- t-h reports the council had to sign off on a change to the school's institutional district.. a university spokesman says the addition will create more locker room space. dubuque's planning services manager says the addition is not expected to bring any increased traffic or parking to the campus. a new park is coming to the
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southwest side of cedar rapids. 300-thousand dollars in resource enhancement and protection or reap funds are helping create a neighborhood park at 21-hundred wilson avenue southwest- not too far from van buren elementary school. the city identified this area as deficient in green space for the public to use. the plan includes trails, native prairie, educational signage and natural playscape. "it's an exciting thing. it's a rare piece of property. and i think there are a lot of people in that would benefit once it's done." after the city purchases the property, it will take five to seven years to develop. dubuque also received a reap grant of 200-thousand dollars that it will use for an environmental restoration project at eagle point park. an iowa judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging an oil pipeline through iowa. three landowners questioned the iowa utilities board's authority to give the power of eminent domain to the pipeline's out-of-state developer.
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exhaust the administrative remedies required before they may sue a state agency. the judge did not rule on whether dakota access is eligible for eminent domain. the pipeline would carry crude oil through iowa on its way from north dakota to illinois. the house committee is questioning hillary clinton on the attack in benghazi, libya. that hearing has been going on all day. we'll show you what's happening, coming up.
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us mild with lows in the 50s. a few showers are possible friday morning, but the rain will start in the afternoon for most of us. we'll have highs in the lower 60s. wet weather continues into friday evening and night, so the high school football games are looking somewhat soggy. fortunately, lightning should not be a significant issue. rainfall totals of a quarter to half-inch are looking common, but some locally higher amounts may fall. we'll clear out on saturday,
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which gives us a pleasant weekend.tonight: turning cloudy low: 49-55 winds: e 10-15 tomorrow: showers 10-20 alo: 62 dbq: 63 iow: 65 tomorrow night: showers likely low: 51-57 winds: s 10-15 alo: 53 dbq: 55 iow: 57 saturday: clearing sky, breezy high: 64 - low: 54 low: 39 monday: partly cloudy high: 58 - storms late high: 59 - low: 45 wednesday: chance of showers high: 54 - low: 48 - low: 36
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now here's katie wiedemann with a look at what's coming up tonight on the kcrg-tv nine news at six. " " the long awaited testimony for former secretary of state hillary clinton has arrived. "i take responsibility for what happened in benghazi." we'll take you through what's
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former secretary of sthours today before a house committee defending her record on benghazi. lawmakers pressed the former secretary of state for answers about her handling of the 2012 attacks in libya that killed four americans. clinton is sitting through hours of sometimes contentious questioning by house republicans. kcrg-tv9 washington bureau corresponden t peter zampa is covering the hearings. the committee members and former
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clinton have put on the show that most expected to see here today. fireworks erupted, between clinton and committee members, and between committee members themselves. vo: accusations flying, tempers rising - clinton is sitting in front of a divided select committee on benghazi. the word truth has been thrown around throughout the day - each committee member claiming that is the end- all-be-all to this investigation. secretary clinton, who was sworn in under oath in private, pledged to give them just that - the truth. at the end of the morning session, clinton didn't have to speak at all, as committee members attacked one another, diverting attention from clinton. when they were questioning the secretary, many accusations of negligence were hurled her way. clinton wanted the room to know that what happened in 2012 has affected her. former secretary of state hillary clinton sot: i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. i have been racking my brain about what more could've been done, or should've been done. the hearing began at 10 am and is still ongoing - we'll have reactions
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from committee members and other lawmakers at the conclusion of this monumental testimony. on capitol hill, i'm peter zampa. law officers are investigating two attacks involving schools that happened in other countries today. in sweden, police shot a masked man who attacked people at a school with a sword. police say the attacker died later at a hospital. they say he killed a teacher and a student, and injured two other students. investigators have not determined a motive for the attack. the school has 400 students, ranging from pre-school to high school. and in israel, police shot two palestinian men armed with knives who tried to board a bus carrying children. but people inside the bus kept the men off the vehicle. the palestinians then stabbed an israeli man at the bus stop. one of the attackers later died at a hospital. high school students sometimes don't think about manufacturin g for a career. that's why eastern iowa manufacturers are showing students what goes on inside their plants.
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we'll show you, coming up. "reading is contagious." some eastern iowa kids got pretty excited over a good book today during america reads day. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9.
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easopened their doors to students and other visitors. kirkwood community college worked with several companies to organize the "advancing the future" tour to educate people about careers in manufacturing. and there are manufacturin g jobs to fill in eastern iowa. iowa workforce development's occupational projections report says eastern iowa will see 495 production job openings each year for the foreseeable future. kcrg t-v nine's jill kasparie
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joins us live from the cedar rapids newsroom.. jill, the week of tours is wrapping up with a big event? there's an information session going on, as we speak, at jones hall on kirkwood's main campus. we're told many of the companies involved in the tours this week are there networking with the public. many say they're interested to hear about all the opportunities. 23:35:18 midwest metal products is running at full speed. 23:06:30 bobcat zipping by today about a dozen cedar rapids kennedy high school students got a behind the scenes look at a typical day on the production floor. 23:07:54 we do a lot of small parts with a dimension "i thought it was very neat and clean. it's better than an old factory." students got to see how workers punch, paint and polish metal pieces.
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polished but these students are especially curious to see the welding -- they're taking a class right now. many companies are telling them the same thing. "the general consensus is they need welders. there are not enough people that are going and learning that. they are willing to pay you right out of high school, they will teach you and it's really cool." kirkwood's amy lasack says companies are opening their doors this week to create more interest. " unfortunately i think manufacturing has gotten bad rap over the years. a lot of times when people think about manufacturing they think of how it was 25/30 years ago. but manufacturing. has come a long ways, particularly here in the creative corridor where it's a much more high-skilled positions and career and there are a lot of opportunities." the student's teacher also says they need to make sure students know more about the high-paying manufacturing possibilities. "so they need to be aware of the opportunities. lots. we have
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right now." the students we spoke with said they didn't know for sure if they'll go into the manufacturin g field, but that it's a possibility. the event at jones hall on kirkwood's campus runs until 6:00. live in the newsroom, jill kasparie, kcrg-tv9 news. the cedar rapids and marion school districts are celebrating the 19th annual america reads: reading is contagious. volunteers are visiting classrooms today and tomorrow. two of those volunteers were our own ashley hinson who read "where the wild things are" and joe winters who read three different books including "cloudy with a chance of meatballs." one student from wilkins elementary school in marion says reading helps him use a creative part of his mind. "i like to read because i like to imagine things and books have a lot of imagination things, like harry potter. "
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reading this morning. she did her best lorax voice as she read to this kindergarten class at wilkins. now here's a look at some of what you'll see at 5:30 on a-b-c. recapping today's top stories,
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about sexual harrassment, stalking, and sexual violence. and a cedar rapids business is breaking its own record to help local non profits get new websites. see these stories and more tonight on t-v nine
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recapping today's top stories, a new quinnipiac university poll shows ben carson is now leading in iowa for the republican presidential nomination. donald trump has dropped to second place. women have provided the big boost to carson for the lead. one member of the iowa board of regents says they may have "dropped the ball" when they chose bruce harreld to be the next president. regent subhash sahai says the board may have mishandled the selection process for the new president. and he says the regents need more time and more background information before making such decisions.
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let's go back to joe now at kingston stadium in cedar rapids for a final look at tonight's forecast. clouds will thicken as the night goes on, keeping us mild with lows in the 50s. a few showers are possible friday morning, but the rain will start in the afternoon for most of us. we'll have highs in the lower 60s. wet weather continues into friday evening and night, so the high school football games are looking somewhat soggy. fortunately, lightning should not be a significant issue. rainfall totals of a quarter to half-inch are looking common, but some locally higher amounts may fall. we'll clear out on saturday, which gives us a pleasant weekend.tonight: turning cloudy low: 49-55 winds: e 10-15 alo: 52 dbq: 49 iow: 52 tomorrow: showers likely high: 60-66 winds: se 10-20 alo: 62 dbq: 63 iow: 65 thank you, joe, and thank you for joining us for kcrg-tv9 news at 5. now we go to new york fo tonight, hillary clinton and the fireworks. tough questions on her e-mails, on benghazi and the moment members of congress start fighting right in front of her. as we ask tonight, how much has
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