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on the right track. good monday morning. its 5 o'clock on the start of the week. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... today and tomorrow will be the nicest days of this work week. plan on sunny sky today, with a few more clouds in the sky tomorrow. highs will be back into the mid-50s in many areas today with upper 50s possible tomorrow. our next storm system is still on track to move in on wednesday, spreading showers and thunderstorm s all across the tv9 viewing area. some of these storms may be strong in the afternoon and evening hours. a solid half inch to one inch of rain is possible with this system. behind it, it will be quite windy, with gusts to 45mph on thursday morning. friday will also be windy with temperatures falling down to the lower 40s for highs. bottom line is to enjoy today and tomorrow!
today the jury will continue deliberations at 9 this morning in the trial of a man accused of fatally stabbing his former girlfriend. on friday, the jury heard closing arguments and started to discuss their decision on the case. the prosecution says 33-year-old nicholas luerkens ambushed and stabbed his former girlfriend several times in the marion hy-vee parking lot. they say there is clear and overwhelming evidence that he planned 29-year-old lynnsey donald's murder back in april. while the defense admits luerkens did stab her multiple times, they say he was in an extreme depressive state. it contends that luerkens was over-using anti- depressant medication at the time. earlier in the week, a police officer testified reading from a journal he found in luerken's apartment. it had a to-do list - and killing donald was on it. on friday, the prosecution told
intention couldn't be clearer. but luerken's defense lawyer suggested a 2nd degree murder conviction instead of first degree because of his client's mental issues. the jury can consider a variety of charges starting with a conviction of first degree murder. one thing the jury can't consider is not guilty by reason of insanity. the judge ruled the defense did not meet the burden of proof for jurors to consider that verdict. thousands of university of iowa students can get the third dose of the m-m-r vaccine for free starting tomorrow. the vaccine helps fight against measles, mumps, and rubella. there are more than one hundred cases on campus. university officials say they expect three to four thousand students to get the shot. one student on campus says she didn't notice how big of a problem mumps had become until the university sent out an email regarding the vaccine. she says she's deciding against it. "i have very huge fear of needles, so i think i'm just going to try to
the university of iowa has been working with the iowa department of public health since it first discovered the first case of mumps last spring. hundreds of people in the gladbrook-reinbeck area want the school district to disband because of declining enrollment and a tight budget. the waterloo- cedar falls courier reports more than seven hundred people have signed a petition to dissolve and divide students between neighboring districts. the school board will eventually need to ask voters for approval. that's because at least 20 percent of the district's voters signed the petition. if the majority approves the referendum, the district would dissolve. the district voted to close the school building in gladbrook and move all students into two schools in reinbeck this fall. that forced kids in kindergarten through 6th grade to go to reinbeck elementary, and students in 7th through 12th grade go to the high school building. an eastern iowa company that is over a hundred years old begins it's move today. hupp electric motors is moving a large piece of
cedar rapids at 7 this morning. they are transferring it to their new location at 500 57th street in marion. hupp says it will move other big pieces in the coming weeks. the company says its moving to a bigger space. people in iowa city could soon have a new option for high speed internet, phone and t-v. imon communication s wants to sign several lease agreements with the city council. the cedar rapids-based company wants to lease space in the city's tower place data center -- as well as sign an agreement that would allow it to install, maintain and expand the fiber-optic network within the city. americans lose out on billions of dollars every year -- all thanks to con artists. now, one group in iowa is hoping to inform people so they can keep their money. it's called the iowa fraud fighters forum. tv-9's forrest saunders joins un this morning. forrest, fraud happens a lot, even in eastern iowa? it is. it's happening all over.
the numbers are huge. the iowa insurance commissioner estimated more than 7 million americans each year are conned. scammers take about 3 billion dollars. the target demographic? those 60 and older. a great local example, in 2006 a retired marion teacher was taken for more than a million dollars through a ponzi-styled scheme. besides the ponzi-scheme, the insurance commissioner says in iowa, his office sees all kinds of investment fraud. affinity, where con artists use a person's faith against them. promissory notes, where people don't follow through on contracted payment agreements. oil, gas and precious metals scams. the commissioner expects to see 55-hundred to 6-thousand inquires from iowans this year. he says a great deal of them will be fraud complaints. " people don't file those complaints, we don't know that it's happening. fraud is very under reported. people don't want to admit when they're a victim. we really encourage people to do that "
coralville a week from today. it'll be a chance for people to learn more about the scams impacting iowans and what to do about it. the event is november 16th at the holiday inn conference center. people need to rsvp by november 12th. seats are still available. head to iowa fraud fighters dot gov to register. some good information to help keep your money safe. thanks a lot, forrest. a university of iowa professor is helping nasa learn more about mars. associate professor jasper halekas is involved with the agency's maven mission. the goal is to monitor the sun's effects on the atmosphere of mars and measure how fast atmospheric particles are escaping into space. researchers say this will give them a better idea of what mars was like a long time ago. halekas says they've only scratched the surface. ""one earth year actually only equals half of a mars year, so we haven't even seen all the
spring and summer, but not fall and winter, depending on what hemisphere you're talking about." halekas says the mission has been approved for funding for at least another year. wednesday is veterans day and the university of northern iowa has events scheduled all this week. today they will have a military and veteran student services open house starting at 11 a-m. tomorrow u-n-i will host a campus wide scavenger hunt. that starts at 5 o'clock tomorrow evening. then on wednesday the r-o-t-c will have a flag ceremony at 10:50 in the morning. they will also have a veterans day program starting at 3:30 p-m. events will continue every day this week. one cedar rapids teenager is breaking down barriers that keep some kids out of organized sports. in our show you care spotlight, kcrg-tv9's sarah mccarthy shows us how the effort may help combat youth violence. on senior night at this xavier volleyball game,
their parents." white roses mark years of commitment to the sport. it's a commitment senior daniel richardson knows well. 16:08:48 "as a kid i played basketball, soccer, football, baseball the whole works. so, it was a great experience." an experience he says every child should have, but many can't afford. that's why tonight, he's standing on the sidelines.. 16:22:33 "let me know if anyone comes." with a mission. 16:31:25 "he said, 'dad, i have this idea, i've been involved in youth sports my whole life and i understand there are a lot of kids out there who decide not to participate because they can't afford a pair of cleats or a bat or a baseball glove.'" gear that daniel is now collecting to give to anyone in need. he hopes gloves and helmets others have outgrown will help kids find positive ways to stay busy. 16:09:55 "there's been a lot of shootings with young kids in our area. that's definitely a huge problem in our nation as well. when kids stay active and are able to have teammates to support them that they can trust and rely
16:06:50 "there's a lot of statistics about kids that are involved and engaged in things are more successful academically and socially. and in sports, it's fun for kids." fun daniel hopes will lead to changes beyond the court. 16:10:55 "it's just being that guy people can rely on, being a good teammate and working hard in every aspect of your life, even if it's not sports." in cedar rapids, sarah mccarthy, kcrg-tv9 news. richardson is working with organizations like the boys and gils club to distribute the gear. we're now taking nominations for the nine who care awards. each year, t-v nine and our show you care sponsors honor nine outstanding eastern iowa volunteers. you can nominate a volunteer by going to kcrg dot com slash care. nominations are due by december first. one young boy is the hero of his own parent's
highs will be back into the mid-50s in many areas today with upper 50s possible tomorrow. our next storm system is still on track to move in on wednesday, spreading showers and thunderstorm s all across the tv9 viewing area. some of these storms may be strong in the afternoon and evening hours. a solid half inch to one inch of
good morning this is the agribusiness report. i'm david geiger. ---- earlier in the year.. 72 commercial poultry farms were confirmed with the bird flu virus.. well the iowa department of agriculture announced on friday that the quarantines on all of those farms have been lifted.. and they are free to restock birds. all of the sites had to be cleaned and disinfected.. go through tests.. and then undergo a three week fallow period.. 77 total locations were affected by the high path avian influenza.. with 31 and a half million birds.. and.. it knocked out nearly a half of iowa egg laying hens so far this fall.. there has not been a resurgence of the virus. ---- a pair of wisconsin representatives last week introduced a bill that tries to save taxpayers
insurance.. it's called the affirm act.. and representativ e ron kind says it will still give a strong safety net for farmers.. he says the current crop insurance program is wasteful and in need of reform.. he claims it will save 24 billion dollars over ten years... this bill comes on the heels of a budget deal that cuts crop insurance by three billion dollars.. ---- last week ended like it started in grains.. with a sideways market... analyst jamey kohake has the recap "just kind of a choppy trade, continuing to see a weakness to the downside. there isn't a whole lot of fresh news out. we're winding harvest down.." "we've got big supplies northwest, we've got tight supplies out east, there's rumors of importing corn out east. but i still think the big number is exports with corn and beans. we're fairly low priced in the world market, and can that keep the market supported? also, too, the x factor to shop for is the u.s. dollar, we are sharply higher there today up over a full point right now." "doesn't make a whole lot of
looked like cash would have hung in at least steady. maybe $138 area hopefully, started to see long liquidations, stops being hit, panic selling. i still think there's one more rally in this. i think you still trade 140 cash coming into your end and i wouldn't get caught up in selling today's lows at all and we can see where we are next week." "i do actually like the action of the hogs a couple days this week, when the cattle were getting slaughtered and the hogs actually hung in half way. really need the cash markets to turn around, i think you get any type of bullish news any type of cutouts, cash hanging together for a few days in a row, fresh packer demand, you could see a 3-5 dollar pop very, very quick." ---- mid-last week.. iowa senator joni ernst's resolution of disapproval passed the senate.. the bill would end the expanded definition of the e-p-a and army corps of engineer's waters of the u.s. rule... which she says would expand e-p-a jurisdiction to 97 percent of the state. ernst says even farmers doing good practices are worried.. "so, in the midst of that, we have many farmers who are currently engaged in
don't even know if they can proceed with conservation projects to protect water sources, because they are afraid that they will end up with excessive fines from the epa for doing bill had bipartisan support and is likely to pass in the house.. but the white house has threatened to veto the bill if it passes. ---- and that's it joining.. i'll see you again tomorrow. ---- we'll post a video every day in the agribusiness section of kcrg.com. you'll find it under the news tab. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3.24 oc when people usually think of superheroes, superman or spiderman immediately come to mind. but, how about this 12- year-old boy? he's surviving cancer and raising tens of thousands of dollars to help other kids just like him. his story coming up in today's healthy life.
sky today, with a few more clouds in the sky tomorrow. highs will be back into the mid-50s in many areas today with upper 50s possible tomorrow. our next storm system is still on track to move in on wednesday, spreading showers and thunderstorm s all across the tv9 viewing area. some of these storms may be strong in the afternoon and evening hours. a solid half inch to one inch of rain is possible with this system. behind it, it will be quite windy, with gusts to 45mph on thursday morning. friday will also be windy with temperatures falling down to the lower 40s for highs.
crazy, he's positive and fun." you'd think losing a leg and much of his hearing to cancer would get a young man down. but all peter wants to do is help other kids like him. "well, i knew it was hard, well it was too hard, and i just thought everybody gives their money to find a cure so i want to give my money just to help them." and by the looks of it, kids love what peter and the peter powerhouse foundation are providing: 100 wagons. "he's an inspiration to all of us, every time i see the wagons i think of him because he's really become a part of who we are." while they can't prescribe a good attitude, peter's doctors say his is a key ingredient in his recovery. and his mom says the best thing parents can do is support their kids' abilities and goals. "he's my hero; he's been my hero forever, just forever." "helping a lot of kids and raising a lot of money and hopefully finding a cure." a true superhero to mom.and
trt 1.18 oc peter's next goal is raising a quarter million dollars to buy five cinema vision goggles for kids to wear during an m-r- i. go to peter powerhouse got org if you want to help. hawaii's state department of health confirms there are now 23 cases of dengue fever statewide. fifteen live on the big island, the other eight are visitors. vector control teams have been spraying areas with a mix of soap and water in an effort to kill adult mosquitos to keep the disease from spreading. it's not clear where the outbreak started, but crews also recently treated hookena beach park. crews in wisconsin are still cleaning up a train derailment from over the weekend. several of the cars were carrying ethanol and hundreds of people had to evacuate. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. it's ---. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now,
three homicides in two days. police in des moines had a busy weekend and are still looking for one suspect in a shooting. fraud fighters. a forum is coming to eastern iowa to teach people how to protect themselves from con artists. and a big week for politics. republican and democratic candidates are preparing for debates this week -- one of them held in iowa. and here's a look at our citycam live this morning. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... today and tomorrow will be the nicest days of this work week. plan on sunny sky today, with a few more clouds in the sky tomorrow. highs will be back into the
mid-50s in many areas today with upper 50s possible tomorrow. our next storm system is still on track to move in on wednesday, spreading showers and thunderstorm s all across the tv9 viewing area. some of these storms may be strong in the afternoon and evening hours. a solid half inch to one inch of rain is possible with this system. behind it, it will be quite windy, with gusts to 45mph on thursday morning. friday will also be windy with temperatures falling down to the lower 40s for highs. bottom line is to enjoy today and tomorrow! thanks kaj. waterloo police are investigating an incident where bullets hit a car and a house. police responded to a car crash near vinton and courtland streets late yesterday afternoon. that's when they found a car with bullet holes up against a tree. the waterloo- cedar falls courier reports bullets also hit a house nearby. no one was hurt. 3 homicides in 48 hours.
have responded to three fatal shootings near the des moines area over the weekend. the most recent one was outside a nightclub. polk county authorities are looking for a person who shot and killed a man and hurt 3 others early yesterday. deputies responded to a fight outside evolution nightclub around 2 a.m. that's on the des moines' north side behind the bridgestone plant by interstates 80 and 35. when they arrived, they heard several gunshots. they found 20-year-old dashwan smith with a gunshot wound and took him to the hospital. he later died there. 3 other people also went to the hospital. " there were several hundred people in and around the club when this incident occurred what we need is the communities help. police took a 17-year-old into custody on saturday night for the shooting death of a 28-year-old man on friday night. and 42-year-old brendan mcguinness has been charged in waukee for the shooting death of 41- year-old gino risola on saturday morning. this is the
recorded homicide in waukee--a suburb of des moines-- since 1977. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. crews are cleaning up railcars in western wisconsin - 32 of them derailed along the mississippi river. at least 5 of the cars were carrying ethanol. the burlington northern santa fe train hopped the tracks outside alma, wisconsin -- that's northwest of la crosse. more than 150 people had to evacuate in the hours after the derailment on saturday. law enforcement says no one was hurt. last winter, there were two major derailments here in the tv-9 viewing area. in february, a canadian pacific train carrying ethanol cars derailed into the mississippi in dubuque county, near balltown. some of the ethanol drained into nearby soil and water. then, in march, a b-n- s-f oil train derailed near galena, leading to evacuations on the illinois side of the mississippi. investigators said 8 rail cars carrying bakken crude oil went off the tracks. the university of missouri board of curators is
set to meet this morning at 10 for a partially closed session. this comes as protests at the university of missouri are amplifying as students ask for the president to resign. 1:15-1:19 i say--power, i say--power, i say--power, i say-power this protest involved several students blocking the president-- timothy wolfe's car. students are protesting the school's handling of racial tensions- specifically wolfe's part in that. this comes after about 30 black football players say they won't practice or play until the president is gone. one student has even gone as far as going on a hunger strike until wolfe is removed or steps down. " so i'm in this because it's that serious. we're dealing with humanity here and at this point we can't afford to continue to work with individuals who just don't care for their constituents. " wolfe said yesterday that he's dedicated to a dialogue to solve what he called very complex issues. missouri's next football
game is on saturday. it's unclear what penalty the players may face if they refuse to play. millions of americans are conned out of their money every year. that includes iowans. so for the second time in about 18 months the iowa fraud fighters are on the case. tv-9's forrest saunders joins us at the desk this morning. forrest, fraud is actually quite common? it can be. let's look at the numbers. according to the iowa insurance division: con artists swindle more than 7 million americans each year. they take about 3 billion dollars. the target demographic? those 60 and older. the state's insurance commissioner the victims include smart iowans being tricked by sophisticated schemes, losing their entire life savings. a retired marion school teacher, jo ennis, was one who never thought she'd fall for a con. but starting back in 2006, scammers took used a ponzi-style investment scheme to grab about 1- million from her after she sold
the man behind the fraud plead guilty and jo recouped some of her losses. now, her story is being featured in a traveling forum on the dangers of investment fraud. the iowa insurance division is behind the effort, traveling the state and coming to coralville a week from today. " they help me a lot, personally. we learn a lot about issues in communities. we actually opened up cases at these events. we learn what's happening in our communities across the state. it also lets people know that we're there. " the commissioner estimates his office will see 55-hundred to 6- thousand inquires this year. a lot of them will be fraud complaints. the commissioner says that number is on par with years previous. the event is november 16th at the holiday inn conference center. people need to rsvp by november 12th. seats are still available. head to iowa fraud fighters dot gov to register. it's interesting that they are coming back to eastern iowa so soon. right. thanks a lot forrest. republican presidential
candidate ben carson has been taking questions on the events he wrote in his book. a wall street journal article focuses on a story from carson's 19-90 autobiography. the neurosurgeo n wrote in a yale class called "perceptions 301", students were led to believe tests had been burned, requiring all the students to take it. in the book, carson said he was the only student who didn't walk out. but leaders from yale told the wall street journal that there was no such psychology class. sot " the burden of proof is not going to be on me to corroborate everything that i've ever talked about in my life because once i start down that road, every single day from now until the election you're going to be spending your time doing that and we have much more important things to do " carson also faces scrutiny for claiming west point had offered him a full scholarship. he later said that he never applied or was granted admission. carson called the story quote a "political hit job". not many presidential candidates will be in iowa
over the next few days as both sides prepare for debates this week. on saturday night, democrat martin o'malley met with hundreds of linn county democrats in marion for the group's hall of fame dinner. the former maryland governor again touted his experience as a state executive. he's the only 1 in the field of 3 who has been a governor. yet his polling - in both iowa and nationally - is in the single digits. the republican field will meet for a debate in milwaukee tomorrow that will air on the fox business network. as with the previous republican debate, there will be two -- one at 6 pm for the candidates with less than 2 point 5 percent of the vote in polls, and the 8 p-m debate for those in the top-tier of the polling. donald trump and carson are at the top of the field, with trump narrowly leading a cnn/orc poll of iowa voters. that was released on friday. all three of the democratic presidential candidates will meet in des moines at drake university for a debate on saturday night. this will be the only iowa
debate for the democrats before the 2016 iowa caucuses in february. o'malley, former secretary of state hillary clinton and vermont senator bernie sanders were together in iowa last month at the jefferson-jackson dinner, also in des moines. tonight, dubuque city leaders will get opinions on a proposed new skate park. the city has committed 600-thousand dollars to the project and has challenged a user-group to raise another 200-thousand. the city wants to get several ideas for a design. the meeting will also review dubuque's two existing skate parks at comiskey park and mcaleece sports complex. the meeting will be tonight at six at the five flags center on main street. starting today, the dubuque county library will forgive fines for food. library users can swap a non-perishable food item for one dollar in fines. the library will donate all of the food to the saint stephen's food bank. dubuque county library district has branches in asbury, epworth, farley, holy cross and peosta. many people are already planning
today and tomorrow will be the nicest days of this work week. plan on sunny sky today, with a few more clouds in the sky tomorrow. highs will be back into the mid-50s in many areas today with upper 50s possible tomorrow. our next storm system is still on track to move in on wednesday, spreading showers and thunderstorm s all across the tv9 viewing area. some of these storms may be strong in the
afternoon and evening hours. a solid half inch to one inch of rain is possible with this system. behind it, it will be quite windy, with gusts to 45mph on thursday morning. friday will also be windy with temperatures falling down to the lower 40s for highs. bottom line is to enjoy today and tomorrow!
report raised the likelihood of an interest rate hike. and one major retailer hopes getting into the holiday spirit will help boost business. walmart plans to doll up its stores with more holiday decorations and christmas carols over the speakers. it will also add santa claus to its stores. walmart hopes the more festive environment will boost slowing sales. this year's bird flu outbreak means it will cost more to buy your thanksgiving turkey. but, domestic pork inventories are at record highs. that means wholesale prices for ham will be at their lowest levels since 2009. this could push more americans to turn to ham instead of turkey this holiday season. and starbucks has released its annual red
this work week. plan on sunny sky today, with a few more clouds in the sky tomorrow. highs will be back into the mid-50s in many areas today with upper 50s possible tomorrow. our next storm system is still on track to move in on wednesday, spreading showers and thunderstorm s all across the tv9 viewing area. some of these storms may be strong in the afternoon and evening hours. a solid half inch to one inch of rain is possible with this system. behind it, it will be quite windy, with gusts to 45mph on thursday morning. friday will also be windy with temperatures falling down to the lower 40s for highs. bottom line is to enjoy today and tomorrow!
here's a look at today's top stories... the jury could reach a verdict today in nicholas luerkens' first-degree murder trial. he's accused of killing his ex-girlfriend lynnsey donald at a marion hy-vee last spring. jurors started deliberations on friday. police in des moines are investigating three homicides that happened over the course of two days. they are still looking for a suspect who shot and killed a man and hurt three others early
yesterday. a 17 year old is in jail for a deadly shooting on friday night. and a 42 year old man is charged with shooting another man in waukee on saturday. thousands of university of iowa students can get the third dose of the m-m-r vaccine for free tomorrow. the vaccine helps fight against measles, mumps, and rubella. more than one hundred cases have been reported on campus.
against minnesota, under the lights. "9-0 wasn't really our goal, but just to have this one right here is very important because it's only been done twice... i don't remember the last time i won double-digit games, it was back in high school. it would be great for the team." "i always believed that the abilty of this team is awesome. the past three years since i've been here, we have some nice talent out there on the field. we just needed some leadership. i feel like this team, we have a lot of leaders on offense, defense, and special teams as well." trt: 31 oc: "special teams as well" ... northern iowa quarterback aaron bailey was named the missouri valley football conference newcomer of the week. he had five total touchdowns against indiana state, four of them were rushing... both of those tie a school record. ... the iowa women's basketball team took the court for the first time this season. bluder's bunch hosted upper iowa in an exhibition game. ... the hawkeyes are ranked 23rd in the nation ... they're expecting a lot from several young
players... chase coley grabs the offensive rebound, gets the putback and one... the sophomore finished with 9 points and 7 boards ... how about some defense? christina buttenham gets the steal... she takes it coast-to- coast for the layup... the hawkeyes led 28-6 after the first quarter ... upper iowa tries to find a spark, aleesha cleaver gets the screen and she hits the j ... iowa's four freshman saw some playing time today, including megan gustafson who led all scorers with 19 points and she had 11 boards ... then it's freshman point guard tania davis driving for the layup... iowa easily wins 95-41 ... iowa state women hosting concordia-st. paul in their 2nd exhibition game ... cyclones showing some defense early as nicole blaskowsky gets the steal... then she feeds it to jadda buckley for the layup ... next concordia possession, cyclones get another steal... this time it's seanna johnson and she dishes it to buckley who lays it in once again ... iowa state knocked down 10 three-pointers... here's one from bryanna
wins 77-51 ... uni women taking on sioux falls in an exhibition as well ... amber sorenson hits the turnaround jumper for two of her team-high 23 points ... how about some defense? benton community grad madison weekly gets the steal... she finishes with the floater... she tallied 14 points ... then it's sharnae lamar with the head fake, then the fake pass and the finish... uni wins 82-66 ... college volleyball... kentucky at tennessee ... cedar falls grad kaz brown was on fire in the 3rd set for kentucky... she delivers a hard kill off the block ... a couple of plays later, they set it up for brown again... another fastball that stays inside the line ... kaz scored four of the final five points for kentucky, including the set point... she says "dig this"... kaz finishes with a team-high 12 kills as kentucky gets the 3-0 sweep ... and tomorrow for on iowa live, we have the legendary chuck long, director of iowa
good monday morning. you're looking live on our city cam. it's november ninth and here's what you need to know today. jurors could reach a verdict today in the first- degree murder trial of nicholas luerkens. he's accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend at a marion parking lot last spring. police in des moines are investigating three murders in 48 hours. they say one suspect is still on the loose. the university of iowa is offering free measles, mumps rubella vaccines for students after nearly one hundred cases have shown up on campus. some students, teachers and athletes at the university of missouri are calling for the university president to step down.