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our variety radiothon is continuing today. kcrg t-v nine is partnering with k-m-r-yyadio and variety--the children's charity, to raise money for variety's compassion fund. this is money that helps families who have children in the hospital cover expenses that insurance doesn't cover. that can include anything from hospital parking, to childcare, to even special equipment to help with the care of the sck child. but first, we need your help. you can donate to the cocopassion fund b b calling 319-378-6440. i'll be back later in the newscast with more information. but please, make that call now. beth... thanks, bruce. we'll see you again in a few minutes. high winds overnight left a small trail of
destruction in the iowa county community of marengo. an outdoor power equipment business on the south side of marengo saw he most damage. the building housing iowa outdoor power on court avenue was a total loss. but there was other damage along a line through the city from the south to the north. kcrg-tv9's dave franzman is live in marengo tonight. dave, the national weather service sent people to marengo to look at damage. what did they find? beth, the conclusion was a microburst hit the area just after two o'clock this morning with a peak speed of 85 miles per hour. some here wondered if it was a rare tornado, based on the amount of damage and also the fact some debris here ended up in a city park a half mile away. the destruction, of the building at least, was fairry complete at this power equipment dealership. the wind
scattered wooden beams and other parts of the structure and generally made a mess. workers were jojoned by as mmny as 2 2to 25 volunteers during the day to clear away the mess and try to salvage equipment. the manager says the same building was damaged by straight line winds before so this time he thought tornado. " if you look, debris went a different direction than where the debris went from the building. we have 2 by 4's driven in the ground some of our debris ended up 12 blocks away downtown so i have a feeling it's more than just a wind. " the capper auto dealership that owns the outdoor eqqipment business also saw some significant damage with a trailer rolling over the top of a new car. a 110-foot-tall grain leg was also ripped off the side of the brooklyn elevator facility in marengo. the business hereeis closed for now. but owners say another building owner offered them space as long as they need it so they'll reopen just as soon as they move everything
they could save and set it all up. live in marengo, dave franzman crg tv9 news. a 40 year old duduque man is being held without b bnd, accused of a brutal racially motivated attack. randy metcall appeared ii federal court this morning on a charge of committing a hate crime. a criminal complaint shows he repeatedly stomped on and kicked a black man in the head, and used racial slurs before and during the attack. it happened january 12th at the northside bar in dubuque. if convicted, metcalf faces up to 10 years in prison and a 250 thousand dollar fine. right now the fayette county sheriff's office is searching for this missing sex offender. he's 31 year old mark macinnis of west union.
authorities issued a warrant for him today for a second offense for failing to comply with the sex offender registry. the sheriff's office says they discovered he was not living at his registered address during a stolen vehicles investigation. authorities say he stole a vehicle from oelwein on november 8th, then stole another from rural sumner, which was found two days later in west union. if you know where macinnis is, call the fayette county sheriff's office at the number on your screen. a warning from cedar rapids popoce tonight ababut a scam. police say someone is calling residents telling them their credit or debit cards are blocked. the caller then asks theeperson to enter their carr number to unblock the cards. police say financial institutions will not ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone. th say if you receive such a call, hang up. the mayy and city ccncil of evansdale appointed a new police chief. jeff jensen started as an officer with evansdale in 1990.
the city in april fired former chief kent smock. community members in north liberty came together this afternoon to support one of their local pantries. kcrg-tv9's brea lle telll us why the antry could really use help, especially this time of year. when temperatures drop and the holidays come around, life can get more expensive. having to feed a family, and heat a home sends more visitors to tte north liberty community pantry. "the initial cost of being able to provide a holiday meal, and also as people are looking forward to christmas, and activities, and being able to provide all of those for everyones family. people really do see an additional need." "this pantry is open five days a week and serves many families, bt dubois says this time of year, is the busiest time of yeer." wednesday more than 150 communiiy members came together for a lunch to help those families, and provide more to the pantry. "all of the money, every nickel goes to the food pantry. our goal in life is to
and this s one small way that we can do that. it reminds us all how lucky we are, and to be thankful of the things that we have." community businesses provided the venue and food for free, so that the pantry could be 100 0 ercent of the focus. dubois says the donations are incredible, but these events really help get the word out about needy families. "people remember that there are people in the community who aren't able to meet all there needs on eir own. it'ss wonderful to see that everybody has time to share a little bit of what they have, so that everybody is able to have enough." in north libty, brea love, kcrg-tv nine news. the community plans to hold another lunch in december benefiting another north liberty charity. president obama defended his efforts to resettle syrian refugees in the u-s today. e's condemning republicans for what he calls "political posturing" in the wake of friday's attack on paris. "i cannot think of a more potent recruitment tol for isil than soke of the rhetowic that's
the course of this debate." prior to friday's attacks on paris, the u-s planned to accept 10 thousand syrian refugees this year. but governors in more than half of the untry, including iowa, now w wnt to block them from entering their states. and republican leaders in congress are pushing for a pause while extra screening is developed. that includes qowa senator ehuck grassley. "because weedon't have a vetting process that would work for syrians, i've called for a halt until we get certification from the intelligence agencies and the fbi that we do have a vetting g rocess." the obama administration says ch refugee goes through several extensive bbkground checks from thehestate deparrment, the department of homeland security and the intelligence community. the process takes 18 to 24 months before a refugee even ts foot in the u-s. most are women and childrdrn. we'll hear more from senator grassley and from senator joni
ernst on bringing syrian refugees to the u-s coming up on the kcrg-tv9 news at six. this is national hunger and homelessness awareness week. coming up, we'll tell you about a resource fair for the homeless in johnson county. hey! this holiday, u.s. cellular's giving you 50% more data than verizon and at&t for the same price. but i wanted a pony. [ gasps ] you're getting data. pony-sized data? no. u.s. cellular sized data.
to an end across iowa as an area of low pressure moves east. strong winds follow this system keep things cooler on thursday with west winds gusting up to 40 mph. our attention then focuses on the first chance for snow i. eastern iowa this fall. a storm races quicy from the west developing precippation later on friday. as colder air
moves in snowfall is likely into early saturday. some accumulation is likely. as this is a developing storm system make sure you check back for forecast updates. tonight: patchy drizzle early low: 29-35 winds: w 15-25tomorrow: partly cloudy, windy high: 42-48 winds: w 20-40tomorrow night: stly clear low: 22-28 winds: w 10-20friday: pm snow likely high: 39 - low: 25 saturday: flurries, windy & cold high: 29 - low: 25 sunday: mostly sunny high: 35 - low: 14 monday: partly cloudy high: 39 -
children's charity, for a telethon for the compassion fund. the money raised will help lower-income famililes with children in the hospitaa cover expenses not covered by insurance - such as hospital parking, childcare so they can be with the child in the hospital, special equipment to help with care . social workers at st. luke's and mercy medical center in cedar rapids will have access to the
officials in johnto put on perhaps the biggest resource fair for the homeless ever. the event comes as service providers are working harder than ever to take care of the homeless in that area kcrg tv nine's iowa city bureau chief mark carlson joins us livevetonight. mark, who is putting this event on? this is really a county effort, and it includes more than just the homeless. this event is open to veterans as well. the homeless problem in johnson county has been very visible over the past couple of years. several years ago police started letttg homeless people sleep in city hall to escape the cold. then last year officials opened an overflow homeless shelter down here that had over 125
tomorrow's event is being called project homeless connect and veteran's stand doon. it will take place at the robert a. lee recreation center from 10 until 4. over 40 service providers will be onhand to help the homeless as well as veterans. they'll offer a wide variety of servicee right as we head into those cold winter months. "there will be sti testing from public health, there's going to be some free flu vaccination from the vna, diabbic foot checks from the unnversity, like i said free haircuts, there wll be doughnuts and coffee. " organizers say this event has been some six months in the planning. again, it takes place tomorrow from 10 until 4 at the robert a. lee recreationncenter in iowa city. back to the temporary homeless shelter. officials are still working on finding a home for that
this year. they say they're getting cllser, but aren't publicly announcing a ocation yet. in iowa city, mark carlson,,kcrg tv nine news. joe has a final look at our forecast coming up... stay with tv9. hey! this holiday, u.s. cellular's giging you 50% more datata than verizon a a at&t for the same price. but i wanted a pony. [ gasps ] you're getting data. pony-sized data? no. u.s. cellular sized data. good, strong data you can actually use because it works in the middle of anywhere. i'd like $100! you're getting $400 in promo cards! yes! switch to u.s. cellular and get 50% more data than verizon and at&t. plus $400 per line. see ya soon. special needs continues. we'll explain why the school district says it's out of their hands. and we'll see how the mount vernon football team is preparing for theher state title match game. that's tonight at 6. tonight at 6.
recapping today's top stories, the national weather service says a microburst hit the iowa county town of marengo overnight. it destroyed a building housing iowa outdoor power on court avenue. a trailer rolled over the top of a new car at "the capper" auto dealership..and the 85 mme an hour winds tore a 110-foot-tall grain leg off the side of the brooklyn elevator. and president obama is condemning republicans for what he calls "political posturing" in the ake of friday's attack on paris. dozens of republican governors and congressmen are calling for a halt in admitting syrian refugees. we'll have more on these top stories coming up on the tv nine news at six. let's go back out to joe and bruce at he variety radiothon taking place at k-m-r-y. changes are in the air. showers and drizzle come to an end across iowa as an area
of low pressure moves east. strong winds follow this system keep things cooler on thursday with west winds gusting up to 40 mph. our attention then focuses on the first chance for snow i. eastern iowa this fall. a storm racesuickly from the west developing precipitatioio later on friday. colder air moves in snowfall is likely into early saturday. some accumulation is likely. as this is a developing storm system make sure you check ba for forecast updates. tonight: patchy drizzle early low: 29-35 winds: w 15-25tomorrow: partly cloudy, windy high: 42-48 winds: w 20-40 and thank you for your generosity. 're pleased to announce that the variety radiothon has raised dollars so far. you still have an hour to call 319-378-6400 to donate to variety compassion fund. and, beth, i'll be back here at 6:00 with more updates. beth... thanks, bruce. thank you, joe, and thank you for joining us for kcrg-tv9 news at 5. now we go