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a man is facing multiple sexual abuse and assault charges this morning. police say his actions triggered several hawk alerts earlier this month. the cure for cancer. it seems impossible but researchers at the university of iowa say they'rrgetting closer. clergy in iowa city are showing their support for a county wide minimum wage increase. they say it's time for a wage hike. good morning! and happy thanksgiving! here is a live look at city cam. first, meteorologis t brrley ritz has your r irst alert forecast, britley... a few spotting showers will persist through the early morning hours, rain will become more likely as we enter into late morning. it will be a soggy thanksgiving as the rain continues through the afternoon and evening. for most of
freezing allowing for the precipitation to fall as rain. as we enter the evening hours a f fw of us may watch the rain turr into a wintry mix. a few showers will linger into the morning hours tomorrow making for a damp black friday, otherwise we start to dry out and temperatures will sit in the mid to upper 30s. thanks britley. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. ththman who policc say triggered several hawk alerts on the university of iowa campus earlier this month faces multiple charges. 32 year old adam weinstein faces one count of third degree sexual abuse, four counts of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, and three counts of third degree harassment. the charges follow a series of physical and
verbal attacks on campus on november 10th. police took weinstein into custodd shortly after the incidents, and he was involuntarily committed to university of iowa hospitals. they arrested him when he left the hospital yesterday. a conviction on all the counts couud put weinstein in rison for more than 18 years. iowa is in the middle of revamping its mediid system. but some say the governor's deadline of january firrt to privatize the program is too agressive. the 560-thousand iowans who rely on medicaid just received these packets in the mail asking them to choose a new care provider. they can choose from four out-of-state companies - amerigroup, wellcare, unitedhealthc are and amerihealth. but some say they don't know whether their curnt doctors and hospitals have contracts with any of these companies. " when we've contacted largerr health care systems in the state, des moines metro hospitals, they've indicated
they haven't signed contracts with any of the mco's." the state says each of e four companies have signed contracts with between 7 percent and 37 percent of healthcare providers that serve medicaid patients in iowa. cancer patients participating in clinicaa trials are helping reseaahers get closer to preventing and curing cancer. the search for a cure is the focus for a team of university of iowa doctors. the iowa cancer registry says close to 16- thousandnd900 iowans had cancer during the last count in 2012. that was down from the year before when around 17- thousand 400 iowans had cancer. kcrg t-v nine's bradyysmith shows how clinical trials are now giving more hope to anyone battling cancer. turn back the clock about 6 years, and life wasn't always this happy for jodie grundy. 17:39-:52 "i just had this cough that wouldn't go away. treated for colds. then eventually went back and
was strep, and thought i possibly had tb, because it had gone gn so many months."an x-ray revealed spots on her lungs. it wass cancer. her doctors told her she wasn't a candidate for surgery, and her chance of survival was low. 21:24-:29 "the specialist i saw in mayo said even with treatment, you have a 5 percent chance."jodie had two options: undergo regular chemotherapy and radiation, or take part in a clinical trial. jodie's doctor, deb wilbur, says she made the "generous" decision of enrolling in the experimental trial. 4:31-:43 "they were looking at new ways to treat that using different schedulele of radiation, as well as a new medication that had not previously been tried in lung cancer."jodie had one thought going in: 24:44-:53 "even if this doesn't work, you know, you're lping research and you're helping other people."it's thhse clinic trials, doctor wilbuusays is the best chance for a cure. 10:40-:46 "the first person who's going to be cured of a cancer, that up until that date was incurable, is goong to be on a clinical
cure is thhfocus of a team of doctors at the university of iowa hospitals and clinics. 34:37-:40 "the more we study cancer, i think the more complex it's becoming."dr. sue o'dorisio says the complexities of cancer means finding a cure isn't easy. she admits most of her team's patients won't't end uucancer-free. 41:59-:05 "our cure rate is probably about 5 percent."instead, doctors focus on improving quality of life as 75-percent of patients at least respond to treatment. researchers say highly- personalized treatments are the most effective. dr. o'dorisio is using a method called targeted medicine to treat rare neuroendocrine tumors. 30:10-:1919"we know that neuroendocrine tumors grow rather slowly. they don't respond well to normal chemotherapy drugs."research scientist molly martin combines cancer-fighting drugs with a radioactive isotope that fights the tumors.
with is yttrium-90 dotatoc."a single dose takes about 3 and a half hours to assemble and then it goes to the patient immediately. 30:44-:52 "we can send this radioactive drug straight to the tumor, and use localized radiation therapy."that means fewer negative side effects on the liver and bones, organs the tumors usualllshow up in. but that treatment is costly and slow. 31:56-:59 "right now we can only treat one to two patients a week."and dr. yusuf menn has to make sure every dose is compatible with every person. 44:14-:24 "if we think that the patient is unlkely to respond to the treatment based on the diagnostic test, then we do not administer the therapeutic drug."while a cure remains elusive, it is success stories that encourage researchers. 33:40-:47 "heewas no longee able e o walk without a lot of pain. he came back to us in six weeks, and he had been hiking in colorado."prevention may be the ultimate cure... stopping painful tumors before they start. 343444-:53 "ultimately, i think we all believe being able to prevent cancer is going to be much better
than being able to cure it."in the meantime, there will be success stories like jodie's, which give hope to those still in the fight. 20:40-:43 "i was hopeful. you know, i think i never gave up hope."6 years aater her diagnosis, she's cancer- free. brady smith, kcrg tv9 news. iowa is one of the leaders of wind energy in the country, but some counties are just addinn wind turbinns now. the wind energy company, optimum renewables, recently filed an application to put up turbines in the fairbank area. now the fayette county supervisors want to review current ordinances and adopt new ones before making any decisions. and that will put a six month hold on any turbine projects. "the moratorium has already been drafted, so it's public notice they wil read it, review it, take any comments and then adopt it." the supervisors will vote on the moratorium, and hold a public comment section during the board meeting this coming nday. local clergy members in iowa city are supporting
the county's already raised the@ minimum wage by 90 cents to 8 dollars 20- cents an hour. and by 2017 it will climb to 10-10 an hour. local clergy gathered with low wage workers yesterday on the steps of saint mary's catholic church in iowa city. the inter-faith group stood together in support of the new ordinance in johnson county that gradually increases the minimum wage. they also called on all cities@in the county to support it. several cities passed their own ordinance to keep the wage at the state minimum of 7-25. one pastor says its time to raise the wage, especially with the holiday season here. "this is a season for thanksgiving, but it is also a season forrus to understand the resources we have as a community and as a community... to better spread the wealth. " more than 30 different clergy
the new wage. hundreds of senior citizens in cedar rapidsds will get a thanksgiving meal delivered to their front door. about 130 transamerica employees will be preparing and elivering meals today. the people who are getting these meals have already signed up for the deliveey. they will start delivering the food at 9 o'clock this morning. this is the 36th year transamerica has made this event possible. some people in cedar rapids gave thanks a day early this ear. the salvation army gave a ththnksgiving dinner today where one man said he appreciates much more
through the early morning hours, rain will become more likely as we enter into late morning. i will be a soggy thanksgiving as the rain continues through the afternoon and evening. for most of the day our temperatures will remain above freezing allowing for the precipitation to fall as rain. as we enter the evening hours a few of us may watch the rain turn into a wintry mix. ad&
thankful today for a thanksgiving meal. the salvation army hosted its annual thaaksgiving meal in cedar rapids yesterday. target donated and prepared the food, which included the traditional fixings. one man who enjoyed the event said this is much more$& than a meal. "i enjoy the company aad i enjoy the food and all of the happy thanksgivings that are given out from the salvation army. 10:49:38 that's the reason i come back every year, the comradery " the salvation army rved meals to about four hundred people yesterday. the cost of cooking a full thanksgiving feast is a little more expensive this year. in today's agribusiness report, the break-down of where those gher costs arr coming from.
average american a little more.. cording to the farm bureau. the cost of a meal for ten is 50 dollars and 11 cents.. 70 cents more than last year.. but before you get worried about that breaking the bank.. that extra cost is primarily because of the avian influenza earlier this year.. while retail prices seem to have stabilized.. a 16 pound turkey has increased by about 9 cents per pound.. compared to last year.. for a total of 23 dollars and four cents per turkey.. maay more itemss went down in price.. like milk.. basic ingredients.. whipping cream.. and cranberries.. the farm bureau survey has been going on since 1986.. when the average cost for the thanksgiving meal was totaled at 28 dollars. ---- in iowa.. 25 percent of turkey producers lost their birds to the virus.. but even though the state is 9th in the nation for turkey production.. most are tom barns.. with bibids weighing up to 40 pounds.. those go into turkey processing. the thanksgiving turkey is most likely to come from minnesota or missouri. the
iowa turkey federation says the price of thanksgiving is still good. "the average thanksgiving meal is still an awesome value if you look when they do that market basket survey, i still think it comes out to around five-six dollars per person. i think you're pretty hard stretcheddo even go to aafast food restaurant and have a meal for that low of a cost." ---- the markets are now closed for the thanksgiving holiday.. but before they closed yesterday.. i talked to analyst mike seery to see what the week looked like.. "the grain markets, i was short corn, soybeans and rough rice, i got out of corn yesterday because i was in the december contract. i probably won't be n corn for a little while..." "...i just don't think therer's much here." "...i.ihave no risk on." "...i am bearish hogs, i am much here." "...i have no risk on." "...i am bearish hogs, i am
much here." "...i have no risk on." "...i am bearish hogs, i am bearish hogs at this time." ---- before we go today.. that farm bureau report of a higher thanksgiving meal cost.. they only included pumpkin pie ingredients.. now i don't want to start any arguments of which pie is better on thanksgiving.. but i have ittfrom a good source at u-s-d-a that the price of apple pie also increased.. by 19 cents.. depending on how you slice it that's two more pennies.. per person.. maybe that might be
for meme.. ---- i hope you have a good thanksgiving everyone.. ---- we'll post a video every day in the agribusiness secwion of kcrg.com. you'll find it under the news tab. i'm david geiger with the agribusininss report. trt 3.24 oc parkinson's disease causes uncontrollab le shaking in your hands. a group of parkinson's patients is taking those hands to the punching bags to fight the disease. in today's healthy life report, patients say this program is a winner.
a few spotting showers will persist through the early morning hours, rain will become more likely as we enter into late morning. it will be a soggy thanksgiving as the rain continues through tte afternoon and evening. for most of the day our temperatures will remain above precipitation evening hours a few of us may watch the rain turn into a wintry mix. a few showers will linger into the morning hours tomorrrw making for a damp
details about a program where parkinson's patients are actually throwing punches. he's a two-time world boxing champion and now paulie ayala trains a special class of fighters - people with parkinson's. his program is called 'punching out parkinson's' at his university of hard knocks gym, in fort worth. "i mean hese are total strangers that i would never run into, i mean that have never went to go see me fight. they're over here fighting their own battle, so i'm just happy that i'm'mable to helpp" there's zero chance for a knockout here. about 80 parkinson's 'fighters' focus on their hand-eye coordination, footwork and agility. an expert in the disease says the program is a winner. "look at them. they were in a wheelchair six months ago, and now they are boxing paulie. if they can do it, i can do it, and in tte, they will do it." just watch suzanne maxwell. "i was doing like one foot at a time, and then all of a sudden i picked up both feet and started jumping. haven't jumped rope
teenager." "it's tremendous. paulie is a great coach. he doesn't cut us any slack either." sherry campbell loves the group dynamics of the orkout.and her pink gloves. "i put y gloves on yesterday for all my grandchildren and they were quite impressed." former banking c-e-o murray zoota wants to grow paulie's program nationally. "i always want to think in my mind that i'm knocking paulie out. i try to hit him sometimes as hard as i can." "this works, and i'm not ever putting anybody in danger. i'm not ever going to hurt anybody." with a former world champ in tteir corner, these fighters are convinced they'll never have to throw in the towel against parkinson's. i'm martie salt reporting. trt 1.43 oc paulie is working with a team of physical therapists to study whether boxing therapy is effective enough to be covered under healthcare plans in the future.
source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. robbery in waterloo. police are investigating a robbery at the same shop robbers targeted less than three months ago. a total loss. fire investigators are looking for a cause to a fire that destroyed one couple's home a day before this holiday weekend. and what's in a name? the city of north liberty is asking the community to help rename a stretch of highway through town. and here's a live look at on our city cam this
morning. it might be a messy thanksgiving for travel. first, meteorologis t britley ritz has your first alert forecast, a few spotting showers will persist through the early morning hours, rain will become more likely as we enter into late morning. it will be a soggy thanksgiving as the rain continues through the afternoon and evening. for most of the day our temperatures will remain above freezing allowing for the precipitation to fall as rain. as we enter the evening hours a few of us may watch the rain turn into a wintry mix. a few showers will linger into the morning hours tomorrow making for a damp black friday, otherwise we start to dry out and temperatures will sit in the mid
for the second time in less than three months, waterloo police are investigating a robbery at an i-wireless store. police responded last night at 7:50 to1523 san marnan drive for a robbery. police say someone with a knife went into the store - and got away with cash. police put evidence markers outside the store's front door and in the parking lot. they were also searching several areas near crossroad mall. no one was hurt. in september, police say two men held up an employee with a gun, while others robbed the store. people in the store saw the men take cash and cell phones. police later arrested six men in connection with the armed robbery. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. investigators are searching for the cause of a house fire in central city we first told you about yesterday morning. it happened at 22-hundred central city road just after eight o'clock monday night. firefighters say
in a camper and then spread to the house. duane and cathy kenley lived there. they got out safely, but they lost everything. " there isn't anything left. we were told the housesewas totalled by several firefighters central city, alburnett and coggon the house is a total loss." their friends, donovan mabie-bahr and christina lutze , were staying in the camper. mabie-bahr suffered smoke inhalation when he went back into the camper to try to save a dog. a former galena, illinois, police officer faces a felony charge for allegedly abusing his power as an officer. this week, prosecutors charged donald barklow with official misconduct. according to court documents, the charge stems from 20-14, when barklow was working for the galena police department. prosecutors say barklow used police resources to do a background check on his ex-girlfriend's new fiance to access his personal information.
using the system for personal reasons is a felony. barklow is not in custody now but is scheduled to appear in court on december 8th. a dubuque man charged with stabbing and killing his girlfriend wants his trial moved out of dubuque county. an attorney for 27-year- old eddie hicks says media coverage will make finding a fair jury difficult. he wants either the trial moved or the court to bring in jurors from another county. the dubuque county attorney's office is fighting the motion. hicks pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the incident on june 17th. prosecutors say he stabbed 21-year-old kahdyesha lemon more than 20 times at her home on arlington street. police say hicks asked them to shoot him and then tried to drive off in a squad car. if you are travelling today for the holiday, several sheriff's departments in eastern iowa are reminding people to stay safe. and they will be cracking down on seat belt laws and pulling over impaired drivers. this is part of a national
travel time of the year. in 2013, more than 300 people were killed on the road just during the thanksgiving weekend in the u.s. the iowa department of transportation points out that wearing a seat belt can save a life. people driving through north liberty could see some changes in the near future. the city is considering renaming the portion of highway 965 that runs through town. many businesses sit along that stretch of the highway, from north of 230th street northeast to around forevergreen road. kcrg-tv-9's jill kasparie tell us the city wants to give people something they can identify with. car nats highway 965 is typically bustling with activity. "it's certainly a key piece of infrastructure, it's certainly a big part of what north liberty has for a business district." nats air efex is one business with a highway 965 address. inside they're building and painting vehicles and more. "i talk to people, customers come from des moines and they can come right off here, off the interstate and hit 965 no problem."
changing the highway's name? "as long as people can still find the businesses, i'm okay with it." north liberty city leaders say they still need to identify the process they want to use in order to move forward. "there's always been an interest in sort of giving north liberty a little bit more of its own identity and particularly what was an old rural highway through town to give it a little bit more identity." down the road from north liberty, coralville has changed road's names a few times in the past couple of decades -- highway 965 became coral ridge avenue and 1st avenue became hayden fry way. "it's a very usual thing to change a name because changing names creates address issues and those kinds of publicity, marketing type of things, especially if there are commercial units there." coralville's city administrator says the city also contacted google. "so to have it be able to show up officially in google is probably the most important thing, so people can locate where you are talking about." north liberty plans to get started with the name- changing process in coming months.
kind of identity things are important to a growing town like north liberty " tv-9's jill kasparie with that report. north liberty says it's not sure of the cost yet, but the majority of it would come from new signage. the city says 965 will still exist, it'll just have a local name too. it's planning to take suggestions for names. dubuque's mayor is making a trip across the atlantic, heading to paris next week. but he won't talk about international safety or terrorist groups. mayor roy buol is co- leading a four-member delegation of midwest mayors traveling on december 3rd. the group will represent the mississippi river cities and towns initiative at the paris climate conference. they'll join leaders from 200 nations to try to reach an agreement on climate change. buol says it's important he and other midwest mayors attend this conference because climate change dramatically
affects the mississippi river. directors of a dubuque homeless shelter says they desperately need volunteers to help staff the shelter overnight. almost home is an over- flow shelter for the dubuque rescue mission. that means, when the mission is at capacity, homeless men are allowed to sleep at this shelter in the basement of saint john's lutheran church. right now a volunteer keeps watch over the men during the overnight hours. but directors say they only have volunteers for that position and he puts almost 70 each week. "i think it puts our whole program in jeopardy. because if anything were to happen to him, what would we do? " almost home says they could also use more volunteers to staff the early evening hours. one cedar rapids homeless shelter is planning a big expansion. the willis dady emergency shelter says construction will start in about 18 months to add more single beds and family-style apartments. this empty space right next to the shelter will
shelter workers say the units will be open to single women with children - a group they haven't served in the past. the project will also mean four more beds for single men on the first floor. that's in addition to the sixteen existing beds. second floor apartments will also get a makeover. 04:36:32 "what we're looking to do is make the current family apartments up to date for handicap accessibility and then dividing them so we can ether have one large family, which we have now, or we could have two small families that each have their own private space." trepp isn't sure exactly how much the project will cost. but she says fundraising will be key to making it all happen. right now, waypoint services in cedar rapids operates the madge phillips center shelter for homeless women and children. it's at fourth avenue and sixth street southeast. the center has 16 private living spaces where women and children can stay for up to 30 days. today, elder services is dishing out thanksgiving dinner for seniors free of charge. they will be serving traditional holiday must-
haves from 11 this morning until 12-30. that will be at the elderberry cage in the iowa city/johnson county senior center. you don't have to make a reservation, but anyone under the age of 60 must pay 5 dollars. this morning, hundreds of people in cedar rapids will be burning off the calories they plan to eat later. the annual turkey trot kicks off at 9 o'clock this morning. runners will be starting in downtown cedar rapids and run along the cedar river. you can still register this morning. all trotters get a fleece hoodie and cinnamon roll. some people are already cashing in on the holiday shopping deals. retailers are seeing an extra spike in sales from online shoppers who want to spend time with their families on the holiday -- instead of shopping at the mall.
through the early morning hours, rain will become more likely as we enter into late morning. it will be a soggy thanksgiving as the rain continues through the afternoon and evening. for most of the day our temperatures will remain above freezing allowing for the precipitation to fall as rain. as we enter the evening hours a few of us may watch the rain turn into a wintry mix. a few showers will linger into the morning hours tomorrow making for a damp black friday, otherwise we start to dry out and temperatures will sit in the mid to upper 30s. thanks britley.
starting black friday promotions early. online sales tuesday were up 21 percent over the same day last year. consumers are also spending more per order. sales appear to be appealing to shoppers who don't want to spend their holidays out at stores. those flying today have some good news. air fares have increased just 69 cents on average since last year. but, you should plan for extra time to get through airport security, due to the recent terror attacks. and about 47 million people will be travelling at least 50 miles
from home this holiday weekend. that's the most since 2007. many will be travelling by car. they'll be happy to see the cheapest gas prices this time of year since 2008. it's here's a live look at ??? on our city cam.
freezing allowing for the precipitation to fall as rain. as we enter the evening hours a few of us may watch the rain turn into a wintry mix. a few showers will linger into the morning hours tomorrow making for a damp black friday, otherwise we start to dry out and temperatures will sit in the mid to upper 30s. thanks. here's a look at today's top
waterloo police are investigating a robbery at an i-wireless store. police say someone with a knife went into the store on san marnan drive last night - and got away with cash. police arrested six men in connection with robbing that same store at gunpoint less than three months ago. the man who police say triggered several hawk alerts on the university of iowa campus earlier this month faces multiple charges. 32 year old adam weinstein faces charges ranging from sexual assault to harrassment. he could spend more than 18 years in prison if convicted on all charges.
the uni panthers coming off that upset win over top ranked north carolina hosted dubuque tonight. uni coach ben jacobson was looking for his 200th win tonight. but this game was tied at 23 in the first half jake weber with the baseline jumper the spartans. uni answered with the long ball matt bohannon knocks down the trey.. and then checkout the drive by the former linn-mar stater with a little help from the iron god. and the panthers turned up the defense wes washpun with the steal and flush for two of his game high 22.. dubuque cut the lead to 38-31 at the break andre norris with two of his 20.. but uni pulled away in the second half for the 83-63 win. congrats to jake on win number 200. lets talk some football.. the hawkeyes are 1 1/2 point favorites over nebraska friday. heres more with coach ferentz. it seems like we say every week but you are playing a hot football team this week. it does seem like it. i guess there are a lot of good teams in the big 10 this year nebraska had some near
misses early in the season but they have good players and coaching staff. they are meshing now their last two outings they have played very well so it will be another challenge. how do you defend tommy armstrong he gets out of the pocket how will you defend that? well hopefully we can keep him in the pocket when he does get outside it is a bad deal it puts a lot of stress on your defense and if you do come out of coverage he is going to hit the open guy. he is veteran football player and it all starts their if we have chance we have to some how contain him a little bit. nathan bazata and cole fisher going back to their home state. cole's dad even played for nebraska. do you talk to them before hand to try to contain their emotions or is that a good thing? i will probably mention something it is like senior day you want the guys to experience the emotions but at the same time you have to put those aside and get back to what you are trying to accomplish. c.j. told me he
wants to get in the final four do you look at it like that? that is what november football is like in my mind. every game is about positioning whether it is conference race or beyond that. we did accomplish getting to indianapolis that was goal number one and with every win better things come. they become more difficult this time of year they are tough to come by but there is a playoff mentality. you don't believe in the sports illustrated jinx right? i will find evidence that will disprove it. this team has done a lot of great things broken records so maybe we can knock out the sports illustrated jinx too. don't forget you can watch the iowa-nebraska game right here on kcrg tv-9 at 2:30 friday. nebraska coach mike riley met the media this week and a lot of his attention for this game is aimed right at iowa quarterback c.j. beathard..
he has only thrown three interceptions so he does not hurt the team and he manages things very well. and the other thing he gives them is when it is not good wether something is broken down wether protection he can't find anybody he moves well enough to extend the play and than hurt you. that is what we have to permit. so one of the big issues in this game is containment of the quarterback. sot :29 oc: "containment of the quarterback " and finally that is kennedy all-state tight end shaun beyer wearing a hawkeye shirt with his lovely girlfriend jade irish.. shaun verbally committed to iowa today.. he had an offer from nebraska.. but he is gonna be a hawkeye.
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