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donald before he killed her. kcrg t-v nine's dave franzman joins us from the linn county courthouse. dave, how did lynnsey donald's friends who testified describe the relationship between the two? bruce, friends say it was a relationship that had broken up and luerkens just didn't seem to want to take "it's over" as an answer. but the defense insists anti-depressant medication luerkens was over using may have played a significant role in what happened. luerken's day in court started out with more testimony from police and physical evidence. that included the knife used as a weapon to kill donald and a journal in which luerkens wrote he intended to kill her. but people who saw the relationship break up before the stabbing say what started out well, ended badly. one woman was present as donald moved out of luerken's home. = "she said i'm done, i'm moving out
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myself and i need to make sure ashton is ok, the drinking has to stop." both prosecution and defense witnesses testified that luerkens became more and more depressed after the breakup. his parents talked about excessive alcohol use. but his defense attorney says luerkens began to overuse drug prescribed for his depression and they promised medical evidence later to show how those drug may have made him more violent. as luerkens was in the hospital recovering from self inflicted wounds his mother told of her son making an unexpected request. "he wanted help to find something to kill himself. he wants us to help him. so he ask you and cam to help kill him? yes " because the defense is based on impairment and
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intoxication, expert medical testimony could be the key parts of the defense case. the trial is expected to last the rest of the week with the prosecution resting today. live in cedar rapids, dave franzman kcrg tv9 news. a former university of iowa associate athletics director has filed a sexual orientation and gender discrimination lawsuit against the school. the university demoted jane meyer last year just one day after she complained about the firing of her longtime partner tracey greisbaum, the former u-i field hockey coach. iowa fired greisbaum because her players complained of verbal abuse and pressure to play while injured. meyer's lawsuit is against the u-i, the iowa board of regents and the state. it claims u-i athletics director gary barta reassigned her and overlooked her for a promotion. it says barta gave that promotion to a man and paid him 75-thousand dollars more a year than what
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she was receiving. her lawsuit demands the u-i reinstate her in the athletics department and pay her the lost earnings and benefits. about 40 soldiers from a support unit based in cedar rapids will soon deploy to afghanistan. the members are part of the 649th regional support group. they will deploy for a year starting november 15th. while overseas, soldiers will be managing facilities and providing support as part of operation enduring freedom. the 649th previously deployed in 2009 for a year. meteorologist joe winters joins us now with our first alert forecast. joe, another beautiful, clear day, but that's about to change? after a quiet night with lows in the 50s, clouds build through the morning. we won't have any fog worries, but we will be on the lookout for rain. showers and isolated thunderstorms develop in the afternoon and continue into
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dry but cooler as highs fall into the lower 50s. a more typical november weekend is ahead with highs in the 50s and lows near or below freezing. tonight: partly cloudy low: 52-58 winds: sw 10-15tomorrow: pm showers likely high: 62-68 winds: s 10-20 back to you. both waterloo and cedar falls will have to hold run-off elections next month to decide who'll be the mayors of each city. no candidate received more than 50 percent in yesterday's city elections. the run-offs will be on december first. in waterloo, quentin hart will face former mayor tim hurley. they were the top vote getters among five candidates yesterday. hart had 34 percent and hurley received 26 percent of the vote. the winner will replace buck clark who did not run for re-election. and in cedar falls, the run-off will feature jim brown against incumbent mayor jon crews. brown received the most votes yesterday with 45 percent. crews had 35 percent. all women will be governing
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west liberty... expect for the mayor. voters elected diane beranek, cara calvin- mcferren and joann iske to city council last night. there were already two women on the council. the council also elected robert hartman as mayor. so that means five women and hartman will be governing west liberty. cedar rapids' public libraries are trying to figure out next steps after the library levy failed. 55 percent of voters were against the 27 cent levy. the "our library, our community" campaign blamed an off-election cycle for the lack of support. coming up tonight at 10, hear what cuts the library may have to make. we all know about the republicans and democrats running for president. but you might not be aware that a lot of other people have also filed as 2016 presidential candidates. hundreds of them fill the federal election commission's list of candidates. most are third party... and many from third parties you might not have even heard of. one of the candidates is from right here in
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have no chance of winning. but tonight on t-v nine news at ten, i'll have a special report that looks into why these people run, and what they hope to accomplish. a coe college senior behind on tuition payments, is pay for his final semester. erie french needs seventeen hundred classes by november 17th. at coe on a scholarship. when he entered his fifth year he found out the funding would stop, and he would need to pay for things out of pocket. he started a "go fund me" page and in less than a week he is half way toward his goal. french says he is overwhelmed by those who support his goal. "i'm just a kid from the inner city who has always dreamed about doing something important in his life. if i do finish what i'm doing here. i can take that."
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statement saying it does offer tuition discounts, and financial counseling for students, but can't comment on a specific student's situation. the wife of a cedar rapids tattoo artist who is battling cancer is getting a lot of love from the tattoo shop community. chantol feuerhelm is receiving treatment for a second round of ovarian cancer. her husband jason feuerhelm owns the appetite for ink today four tattoo shops came together for an event that sold 30 dollar cancer ribbons of different colors. all of the money will go to help pay the family's expenses as chatol fights cancer. "very heartwarming. it makes me feel that i have every reason in the world to fight i have so much love and support from everybody that i can't fail. " the owners of today's
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say jason feuerhelm has helped them out in the past. and this is their way of paying him back. people across the u-s will honor veterans next week on veterans day. but some older veterans may not have the means to even hang a flag on their door. hear how one group in dubuque is making sure these veterans can celebrate the holiday. stay with your 24 hour news
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some veterans in dubuque got a chance today to decorate their new homes for veterans day. veterans day is a week from today on november 11th. that's a day to honor veterans from all branches of the united states military. one volunteer organization is trying to make that possible for all veterans, no matter where they live. kcrg-tv9's dubuque bureau chief katie wiedemann is live in dubuque. katie, how are people in dubuque honoring veterans? proudly placing the american flag on your front porch is something many veterans say is a must do each year on november 11th. but that's a luxury not all aging veterans are still able to do. after decades of displaying an american flag outside his dubuque home. ken siegert, now a resident at eagle pointe place,is still trying to find his new normal. today he's hanging a flag on the door of the apartment he and his now call home. "i was very proud to serve in the service, to be able to stand up and not shy away from it and
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support our country. " siegert is one of more than a dozen veterans who now lives at the senior living community. thank you for your service volunteers from the veterans freedom with a flag they can proudly display, just in time for the holiday that means so much. "i was patriotic then when i was in the service and now. " the volunteers say this display of patriotism is something all veterans deserve, no matter where they live. "i think it's a very nice gesture. " the dubuque american legion will host a veteran's day celebration next wednesday morning at the veteran's memorial plaza. it's starts at 10:30. live in dubuque, katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 news. we have three more candidates for athlete of the week. this week, all of the contenders are cross
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stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. after a quiet night with lows in the 50s, clouds build through the morning. we won't have any fog worries, but we will be on the lookout for rain. showers and isolated thunderstorms develop in the afternoon and continue into the night. friday looks dry but cooler as highs fall into the lower 50s.
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a more typical november weekend is ahead with highs in the 50s and lows near or below freezing. tonight: partly cloudy low: 52-58 winds: sw 10-15tomorrow: pm showers likely high: 62-68 winds: s 10-20tomorrow night: showers likely low: 40-46 winds: nw 10-15friday: turning partly cloudy high: 53 - low: 43 saturday: partly cloudy high: 50 - low: 36 sunday: mostly sunny high: 55 - low: 30 monday: partly cloudy high: 57 - low: 33 tuesday: partly cloudy high: 59 - low: 40 wednesday: chance of
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john campbell has more on two players who could play key roles for the hawkeyes in the future. at this time last year, drew cook was leading
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ditto this man. ryan boyle was the quarterback who keyed west des moines dowling's drive to a state championship. now both are wearing iowa jerseys, running the scout teams and waiting for their time to come. both are great guys. very very smart. team oriented. leaders. they are different type of quarterbacks but both have the potential to be very effective. but the bottom line is this.we would like to redshirt both of them. however three weeks ago during prep for northwestern, cj beathard's health was in question and so adjustments were made. boyle worked with the second group. and if we would have gotten to that situation he would have played. but i wouldn't read a whole lot into that. and we have let drew take some snaps as well. trying to split that up. hopefully we won't get to either one of them but they have to be ready. if it came down to putting one in, would it be
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were today. about drew, a couple years ago i wasn't sure he would be a college quarterback. right now i am sure he will be. he improves with every turn. do you project both of them as quarterbacks or will that be up for discussion? going into next season our plans are to let both continue to grow, continue to develop and see where it takes them. drew cook, ryan boyle they will both travel to indiana and if things go as planned they will warm up and sit down. it is part of the journey from the unidome to being a big ten quarterback. john campbell tv9 sports,. the high school football playoffs continue friday with the quarter-finals. waukon will travel to north fayette valley. the record this season from peyton hesse who has thrown for 2,369 yards and brother of iowa starting defensive end
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played qb in high school.. peyton has smashed all of parkers passing records at waukon. he is my role model i backed him up my sophomore year studied everything he did and made sure that is what i did. he is pretty busy down their but anytime he gets sometime he will go on huddle and watch last could do better. job passing but peyton is a better passer and probably has a better arm although i think they will dispute that. i am not going to get into that i might get beat up. he always comes back with they made it to the dome so hopefully we can make it their to so i can come back with that one. vtr :34 oc: " come back with that one " and north fayette this friday night on the kcrg tv-9 news at 10:00. more bad news for former linn-mar mister basketball marcus paige.. he broke a finger in practice yesterday and will be out 3-4 weeks.. and that means he will most likely miss his homecoming game at uni november 21st. north
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up that game just for marcus. and finally it's time to announce three new finalist for the kcrg tv-9 athlete of the week. all cross country this week. athlete number one is finished led his team to third place. athlete number two is reid smock of mount vernon lisbon who finished third in 3a and led his team to the number three who finished second in class 2a and led her team to the state title. there are two ways to vote...online at kcrg.com or you can text to vote. i will feature the winner thursday night at 10. thanks scott.
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we'll be right back. stay wiand now to first alert storm team meteorologis t joe winters for your final forecast. after a quiet night with lows in the 50s, clouds build through the morning. we won't have any fog worries, but we will be on the lookout for rain. showers and isolated thunderstorms develop in the afternoon and continue into the night. friday looks dry but cooler as highs fall into the lower 50s. a more typical november weekend is ahead with highs in the 50s and lows near or below freezing. tonight: partly cloudy low: 52-58 winds: sw 10-15tomorrow: pm showers likely high: 62-68 winds: s 10-20 thanks for joining us for kcrg-tv9 news at 6. we hope you'll be with us again tonight at ten. have a great evening.
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wolowitz: so, how does this game work?
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i just throw it, like a real ball?
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