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sentence on january 8th. some members of luerkens family took the news hard and consoled each other after the verdict. later, the victim's family declared justice served. "my hope is people can learn from this situation and that the issues of domestic violence and stalking will be addressed and families are not afraid to intervene" the victim's family also thanked prosecutors and police for putting a case together that brought a conviction of first degree murder. the linn county attorney says one thing was especially unique about the luerkens case. it's the first major crime case he can remember when the entire incident was captured on security video. we'll hear more about that impact at six. live in cedar rapids, dave franzman kcrg tv9 news. a des moines woman received a 40 year prison sentence today for her five year
25 year old tionne bloodsaw agreed to a plea deal. her daughter, jayda canada, died in october last year. police also found marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy in their home. charges in the plea deal include child endangerment , neglect and manufacturin g a controlled substance, and two counts of neglect of a dependent person. turning now to our forecast... here's a live look outside at tonight's sunset from our iowa city - city cam. it was another beautiful fall day... but we're expecting some storms yet this week. when will those hit the area joe? as we continue to move through early november we are once again experiencing very nice weather. lows dip into the 30s tonight with highs close to 60 on tuesday. veterans day will become a very active day weather-wise. showers and storms accompany an area of low pressure tracking across the upper midwest. severe weather and heavy rains wednesday afternoon and evening will need
closely. look for a cool and windy end to the work week following this storm. tonight: clear low: 28-34 winds: se 5-10tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 54-60 winds: se 10-20 bruce and beth... an iowa city man has died after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. 26 year old i-an liang crashed around 11 friday night while he was driving east on rohret road. it happened near highway 1 southwest of iowa city. the sheriff says liang was not wearing a helmet and died at the hospital a passenger did wear a helmet and is expected to survive. a train hit a road grader injuring one person in des moines county. it happened around 8 this morning near danville. these are pictures from the eastern iowa fireground. authorities say the driver was working on highway 34 and did not see the train coming as he backed the grader
the crash threw the driver 40 feet and went to the hospital with unknown injuries. here's what the scene looked like from the highway. a b-n-s-f railroad spokesperson says 2 engines and 19 cars of the 135 train car derailed, spilling coal. the tracks in that area are closed until crews clean up the coal and make repairs. we had two large train derailments in our area this year. this is video from the dubuque fire department showing the derailment in northern dubuque county along the mississippi river. it crashed on february 4th, leaking ethanol from canadian pacific train cars into the soil and water. then on march 5th, a derailment of a b-n-s-f oil train led to this fiery wreck. it happened south of galena and led to evacuations on the illinois side. eight rail cars carrying bakken crude oil came of the tracks. the president of the university of missouri system resigned from that job today after numerous student and faculty protests. tim wolfe had come under fire for his alleged mishandling of a series of
campus. african american students had complained for months about racial slurs and inequality. that included reports of students being called the "n-word" and someone drawing a swastika on a dorm wall. students cheered today when they heard the news, but wolfe said his decision came from love. "tim wolfe - "we got frustrated with each other... .. and that is why i stand before you today and i take full responsibility for this frustration and i take full responsibility for inaction that has occurred." "maya stewart, junior - "it's really about just getting fairness, not just about tim wolfe resigning, but it's about getting equal rights." missouri's governor released a statement that said wolfe's resignation is a step toward healing. 30 black members of the missouri football team had said they would not take part in team activities until wolfe is gone. the head football coach now says the team will resume practice tomorrow. at least 8 people are dead, including two
americans, after a shooting at a police training center in jordan. jordanian officials say an officer opened fire this morning on foreign trainers. they say troops then shot and killed the gunman. an investigation into what happened is now underway. today president barack obama and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu met in washington d-c. it was the first time the two met since the conclusion of the u-s backed iran nuclear deal that netanyahu tried to stop. the prime minister did not mention the deal. instead they discussed the recent burst of middle east violence and the conflict in syria. president obama did talk about the deal. " obama: it's no secret that the prime minister and i have had a strong disagreement on this narrow issue, but we don't have a disagreement on the need to making sure iran does not get a nuclear weapon." white house officials said obama focused on getting netanyahu to outline ways to keep confrontations between israelis and palestinians to a minimum. family foods has sold groceries in downtown
anamosa for 50 years. but now the business is closing its doors. kcrg t-v nine's brady smith is in our newsroom with more. brady, the store's general manager says competition from bigger stores in the area is forcing the shut down? we spoke with randy goetz this afternoon. he told us the toughest part about having to close is the employees who have worked there for so long, and the people who have shopped there for years. he says starting tomorrow, the store will start selling off its inventory at a discounted price. the closing process may take a few weeks. goetz also mentioned the store has a potential buyer, but he didn't go into detail. shoppers we spoke with said they're both saddened and shocked to see the store go. "yeah i was kinda heartbroken because i've become friends with some of the workers in there, over a period of time, so it's kind of shocking that the owner would close this place down." "are you going to be sad to see it go? yeah it's kind of handy
all this competition here, with the casey's and the wal-mart. things are changing." family foods has several other stores in iowa, including grundy center and tipton. live in the newsroom, brady smith, kcrg tv9 news. when hawkeye fans go to kinnick stadium this weekend, it won't just be for football. the wrestling team's grapple on the gridiron will also see a huge crowd. it all means a huge economic boost for the iowa city- coralville area.
storms accompany an area of low pressure tracking across the upper midwest. severe weather and heavy rains wednesday afternoon and evening will need to be monitored closely. look for a cool and windy end to the work week following this storm. tonight: clear low: 28-34 winds: se 5-10tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 54-60 winds: se 10-20tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 43-49 winds: se 10-20wednesday: showers/storms high: 59 - low: 46 thursday: p/cloudy, very windy high: 51 - low: 40 friday: m/cloudy, still windy high: 43 - low: 33 saturday: mostly sunny high: 52 - low: 26 sunday: partly cloudy high: 56 - low: 33 monday: chance of
the iowa army and air natiorecruit more women to become officers. governor branstad announced the push this morning during his weekly news conference. major general timothy orr, the commander of the iowa national guard, was also there. and he said the guard will try to attract female officers by participating in the epic corporate challenge.
women's alliance, which promotes women in iowa businesses. right now, the iowa air national guard has 22 hundred members. 18 percent are women. the army national guard has seven thousand members, and 15 per cent are women. orr says that's why the guard has this new initiative to raise the visibility of women in officer roles. "and this is an opportunity for us to aggressively recruit new members from diverse populations to the iowa national guard" governor branstad also updated the effort to get jobs for iowa veterans. he says companies have hired more than 15 hundred vets through the iowa home base initiative. in about 30 minutes people in dubuque can talk about what they want to see in a third skate park. the project design team will listen to questions and ideas about the project, as well as evaluate and make recommendati ons about the city's other two skate parks. the city is devoting 600- thousand dollars toward the project. the meeting is at six at the five flags center on main street.
tonight at 10 we'll look at what they discussed. this coming weekend features a trifecta of sports at the university of iowa. "there's never been a weekend that has come close to what's in store for us this weekend in terms of hotel demands, tickets. " see how basketball, football, and a unique wrestling meet will mean big money for the local economy. and a cedar rapids business needed some help today as it moved to a new location. we'll explain what this is,
there on saturday. the sports action actually starts friday night when the men's basketball team hosts gardner-webb at 8:30 p-m at carver hawkeye arena. that's usually where the wrestling team holds meets, but on saturday at 11 a-m, they'll hold the "grapple on the gridiron" against oklahoma state at kinnick stadium. when that's over, football fans will file into kinnick for the 7 p-m kickoff against minnesota. kcrg-tv9's mark carlson looks at what all this sports means for area businesses. it could be the biggest one day economic boom in the history of johnson county. "saturday, if we did a study just for saturday and all the people coming to town, not to mention the attention and additional press, it would probably go down as the greatest economic impact day in this community's history. " officials estimate that well over 20-million dollars will be dumped into the local economy from sun-up when the hawkeye wrestling team gets ready to take the mats - to sun down when the 8th ranked hawkeyes take on minnesota in a prime time
"i've said, and i don't think it's overstating it, saturday has the potential of being one of the greatest days in hawkeye history, to be able to witness a wrestling duel with 40 plus thousand of my closest wrestling pals, buddies, and then to be able to go tailgate for a little longer and then comeback and watch us beat the gofers, which would be a pretty special day. " "some people will pass through the gates on more than one occasion, but in all officials say well over 100,000 people will come and go from kinnick stadium this saturday." but if you don't have a hotel room -- you may be out of luck. many have been booked for weeks. "this weekend probably two months, and we have got a waiting list and the calls are coming in every day, still people looking for rooms. " dave davis, general manager of the hampton inn and holiday inn in coralville says there are literally zero hotel rooms left in all of the county. "it's good for business, you wish you could help the people, and there's nowhere i can refer them to, so when you look in our computer system it's saying there are still a few rooms left in cedar rapids, but there's really nothing in town here. " in iowa city, mark carlson, kcrg tv nine news.
to load up tons of materials as the business moves out of cedar rapids. the company is moving to 500 57th street in marion. that location is twice as large as the old one. today workers moved one of two varnish tanks, one of which weighs more than 40 thousand pounds. they use it to coat motors with varnish so they don't collect dust or unwanted elements. hupp electric is moving for the first time in 47 years because the owner says business is growing. "and the location we've got we're gonna have plenty of room for expansion the next hundred years and i hope i can live to see that-- not sure if i will but i think for the future it will be very very good for the company as we grow." hupp hopes to cmplete the move to marion by
year old nicholas luerkens of first degree murder. he killed his ex- girlfriend,lynnsey donald, in the marion hy-vee parking lot in april. the conviction comes with an automatic sentence of life in prison without parole. the judge will impose it on january 8th. family foods in downtown anamosa is closing its doors after doing business for 50 years. the store's general manager says competition from bigger stores in the area is forcing the shut down. the store will start selling off its inventory at a discounted price tomorrow. let's go back to joe now for a final look at
as we continue to move through early november we are once again experiencing very nice weather. lows dip into the 30s tonight with highs close to 60 on tuesday. veterans day will become a very active day weather-wise. showers and storms accompany an area of low pressure tracking across the upper midwest. severe weather and heavy rains wednesday afternoon and evening will need to be monitored closely. look for a cool and windy end to breaking news tonight. the racial tension and now the resignation. the college football team refusing to play. and this evening, the university president now forced out. the coach, speaking moments ago. the americans attacked tonight. the deadly scene. a gunman opening fire at a police training center. martha raddatz is standing by. the judges move today, after a 6-year-old boy is shot and killed by part time local marshals, allegedly taking aim at the boil's father in his suv. the medical headline