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eastern iowa. here's a live look tonight at our cedar rapids north city cam where it is still raining tonight. some people might even run into some slippery roads if they're heading west tonight. meteorologist chris havely joins us now with your first alert forecast. the soggy conditions we had on our thanksgiving day will persist into the night. we will also see a changeover in some areas to a wintry mix. some light ice accumulations are possible, especially in areas to the northwest. precipitation will come to an end overnight, with a cloudy, and cooler day coming for friday. winds will be brisk from the north at around 15-25 mph. eventually we will see those clouds break up some, especially to the north by later friday evening. the weekend will be dry, but another rain/snow system looks to affect us by the start of next workweek. tonight: rain with wintry mix low: 30-36 winds: n 15-25 alo: 30 dbq: 32 iow: 34tomorrow: m/cloudy and windy high: 33-39 winds: n 15-25 alo: 34 dbq: 36 w: 37
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staff, faculty, and students to its second harvest dinner tonight. the idea is to provide a meal for those who can't go home this thanksgiving. kcrg-tv9's sarah mccarthy shows us why university officials say the celebration is an important way to build community. "hello, are you here to volunteer or are just here for the meal?" a meal with all the traditional fixings.. 14:32:00 "cranberry sauce?" in a non-traditional way. "the harvest dinner is about coming together, breaking bread together spending time with people you know and love as well as meeting new people to know and love." home, for many here,
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thousands of miles away. 14:41:16
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space, there is an atmosphere of welcome-ness, inclusiveness and home that children pick up on immediately and proceed to play together and have a great time." a time to give thanks.. 14:37:21 thank you! glad you're here!" ..for a hot meal 14:48:45 "meeting people, sharing a meal together, it just brings a lot of people together. and a new kind of family. in iowa city, sarah mccarthy, kcrg-tv9 news. several retailers are already welcoming black friday shoppers through their doors tonight. this line at best buy had many waiting outside in rainy and windy conditions. the store opened at five p.m. tonight. we found two shoppers from turkey who say this is their first black friday experience. 14:59:17 "we saw the great deal in best buy about the lcd tv, 49 inch, so we thought it was a great deal and we wanted to catch that." the national retail federation says more than 135-million americans plan to shop this thanksgiving weekend.
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troops serving our country overseas got a special thanksgiving greeting today. president obama spent part of his holiday calling u-s troops. he also thanked them for their service on twitter posting 'today, we give thanks for all of our loved ones and brave men and women in uniform who serve our country.' and troops around the world got to celebrate with a taste of home. these are photos from qatar, where service men and women were treated to a traditional thanksgiving dinner. the department of defense says it shipped about 52-thousand pounds of turkey to bases around the world for the holiday. u-s officials also shipped 17-thousand pounds of ham, 7-hundred gallons of eggnog and more than 3-thousand pounds of marshmallow s. in brussels, authorities have lowered the city's alert rating. it was at its highest level after threats of terrorism following the paris attacks - up until today. brussels authorities are investigating a suspicious packaged left at the city's grand mosque. authorities say the package contained
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some sort of white powder. investigators examined the packaged and determined it was just flour. authorities are looking into who might have left it at the mosque. tonight, germany is pledging to increase its involvement in the fight against isis. german chancellor angela merkel announced today she will send more planes and warships to help fight the islamic sate. she made the announcement while meeting with the french president in paris. the german government also announced it will provide more satellite surveillance. germany currently provides weapons and training for kurdish fighters in iraq. closer to home - authorities in marshall county are investigating after someone accidentally shot a man in the head. the marshalltown times-republican reports deputies responded to a home in laurel around 3:30 yesterday morning. first responders took the victim to a marshalltown hospital and then flew him to a trauma center in des moines. the marshall county sheriff's office says three people who were in
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the house when the shooting happened are cooperating with the investigation. the victim's name and condition have not been released. a jesup man faces a drunk driving charge after a head-on-crash near plainfield. the iowa state patrol responded to highway 218 near 110th street at around 8:00 last night. the state patrol says 24-year-old kevin harris was driving north in the southbound lanes of of the highway last night when he struck a truck, head-on. neither harris nor the other driver needed medical treatment. but authorities charged harris with operating while intoxicated and traveling the wrong way on a one-way. he was also cited for not wearing a seat belt. an abandoned dog is getting a new lease on life and a new job in central iowa. and it's partially thanks to a 5-year-old from ankeny. this week, tristan sommerfeld welcomed the newest member of the ankeny police force. bosco is a 1-year-old lab mix
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out crime in polk county. tristan helped raise money to train bosco and bring him to iowa from a rescue shelter in indiana. instead of asking for presents for his october birthday, he asked for donations to the police department's k-9 fund. altogether, tristan's friends and family donated more than 15- hundred dollars. "it's paying it forward and gifting to the community and the superheroes we call the police and the fire department and the people that serve. " combined with tristan's donations, the city of ankeny raised 30-thousand dollars to get bosco. police say he's trained to work on missing persons cases as well as to find drugs. tristan says he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. today governor terry branstad celebrated thanksgiving at a church in des moines. he joined hundreds at plymouth church for their annual pilgrim thanksgiving service. church deacons dressed in traditional pilgrim costumes to ring in the holiday.
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today marked governor branstad's 20th appearance at the thanksgiving day service. iowa's senators are weighing in on the thanksgiving holiday. kcrg-tv9's washington d-c bureau caught up with senators joni ernst and chuck grassley. "it's all about bringing family together and giving thanks for all the blessings we have " " in all of the 40 years i've been in the united states congress, we've always been on the farm in new hartford, iowa. " congress is on its thanksgiving recess through this weekend. still to come... tomorrow the iowa hawkeyes will look to continue their perfect season in a matchup against nebraska. but there's more to tomorrow's heroes game
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on the field for tomorrow's iowa-nebraska game, it's called the heroes game for a reason. three local heroes will be honored at halftime during tomorrow's game. an iowa state trooper and an iowa nurse are among those receiving the honor. claire powell from w-o-i in des moines has their stories. "the engine is revving high, it takes off tires squeal" nat rev forward "this is not good something's going on inside this truck"seven months ago, iowa state patrol
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trooper tracy bohlen spotted a truck with oklahoma plates, stopping and going in the middle of 70 mile per hour interstate traffic. "it was right where the pylons are first time i saw him" pat roark, an out-of-state driver, was having a seizure in the middle of interstate 35 car nat his 15 year old son, eli, grabbed the wheel. took his dads foot off the gas, placing his on the brake.bohlen ran over- starting cpr right then and there. "a lot of things played out the correct way" two cars behind bohlen was nurse jane mccurdy. "i worked quite a few days & it was my day to relax" relaxing went out the window & instincts kicked in. "thought that someone needs help and this is what we do" as a nurse, this scene was nothing new. so, as pat fought for his life on the pavement, mccurdy took sobbing eli under her wing and didnt let go. "ill take you to the hospital i wont leave you, ill stay with you" after
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gettng him a hotel, food and days of waiting... the roarks went home to oklahoma. now months later, in true heroic fashion, neither bohlen nor mccurdy will say they are what everyone is hailing them as... "its humbling and its a big word! i dont look at myself as a hero, just right place right time doing my job" " eli is truly the hero, he's the one that got the truck stopped." they say the highlight of that april day isnt saving pat or eli's lives. or becoming quote on quote hereos... the best part was becoming their friends and in turn, part of their family. "i just think they're lucky people and grateful, it was a huge blessing for me to be in the right place at the right time" claire powell reporting.. kickoff is set for 2:30 tomorrow afternoon. you can find the game right here on kcrg-tv9. nebraska currently holds a 3 to 1 lead in the heroes game series. the iowa hawkeyes football team
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is still undefeated, and that's meant big sales for apparel stores. tailgate clothing in iowa city has seen more sales - both in store and online - since the team's winning streak began. imprinted sportswear had their "west division champs" shirt done the sunday after iowa took down purdue. general manager dave hansen says they've been selling like hotcakes. it's already working on a "big ten champs" shirt, but they haven't unveiled it yet. still to come tonight...chan ces are your kids may have asked for a four-legged friend for christmas at least once in their life. if you need some convincing, a new study says there are a lot of benefits to adding a new dog to the family. the rainfall totals continue to mount up tonight, and the roads could be slick in a few areas. we'll highlight those areas and show you what to expect for black friday weather,
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the soggy conditions we had on our thanksgiving day will persist into the night. we will also see a changeover in some areas to a wintry mix. some light ice accumulations are possible, especially in areas to the northwest. precipitation will come to an end overnight, with a cloudy, and cooler day coming for friday. winds will be brisk from the north at around 15-25 mph. eventually we will see those clouds break up some, especially to the north by later friday evening. the
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weekend will be dry, but another rain/snow system looks to affect us by the start of next workweek. tonight: rain with wintry mix low: 30-36 winds: n 15-25 alo: 30 dbq: 32 iow: 34tomorrow: m/cloudy and windy high: 33-39 winds: n 15-25 alo: 34 dbq: 36 iow: 37tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 21-27 winds: n 10-15 alo: 23 dbq: 24 iow: 26saturday: partly cloudy high: 37 - low: 24 sunday: mostly cloudy high: 39 - low: 26 monday: chance of rain/snow high: 38 - low: 29 tuesday: mostly cloudy high: 37 - low: 27 wednesday: partly cloudy high: 38 - low: 26 thursday: partly cloudy high: 38 - low: 23
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while the football team prepares for nebraska, hawkeyes men's and women's basketball took to the court tonight. josh will have have highlights from their matchups with dayton
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if you've been holding back on getting that puppy your kids have been asking for, new research may give you a new reason to get a pet. abc's doctor timothy johnson has more on some of the benefits of having a dog in the family. kids? and dogs. sure, it's cute. but today, new research? pointing to what could be a hidden benefit for children. researchers, writing in the c-d-c journal preventing chronic disease, sought to explore the health effects for young children of having a dog. they looked at more than six hundred children between four and 10... asking their parents to answer a series of questions about their kids' physical and mental health. their findings? just might perk up your ears. among the kids with pet dogs, only 12 percent tested positive on a questionnaire for anxiety. among the kids without dogs? 21 percent registered as anxious. surprisingly, having a
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pup didn't seem to make a difference in kids' physical activity or weight? and a bigger study will be needed to see if the benefits touted in the study actually hold true. but ask any kid with a dog? and they will likely tell you that a fuzzy new member of the family is a welcome addition. with this medical minute? i'm dr. timothy johnson. the iowa men's and women's basketball teams were on the court tonight . josh has the highlights coming up next in sports. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9.
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for at iowa as the hawkeye men's basketball team takes part in the advocare invitational in orlando, florida. ... hawkeyes taking on dayton ... iowa was down through most of this game, dayton throws it ahead to kyle davis who throws it down with two hands... the flyers led by as much as 14 ... the hawkeyes slowly cut into the lead... cedar rapids jefferson grad jarrod uthoff with the three-ball corner pocket... hawkeyes trail by six ... then, mike gesell finds a wide open anthony clemmons down low for two... they trail by four ... later, iowa with the offensive board... brady ellinson sticks the landing on that three to put the hawkeyes up 70-69 ... this kept going back and forth... gesell with the catch and shoot three...
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bingo... hawkeyes lead by four ... 20 seconds to go... dayton up by one... scoochie smith drives and finishes with the left hand, iowa tried to hit a three to tie it, but missed... dayton beats iowa 82-77 ... iowa women taking on wright state in the lone star showcase in austin, texas... chase coley drives and gets the reverse layup ... later, ally disterhoft grabs the offensive board, kicks it out to alexa kastanek who buries the three... she hit 6 3-pointers, a career-high for her... she finished with 18 points ... then coley kicks out to tania davis in the corner for a three of her own... she finished with 13 points off the bench ... then it's disterhoft with the shot fake and the drive for the layup... the iowa city west product finished with 10 points ... chase coley continues to get better each and every game... she had a team-high 22 points... it's the third straight game she's posted a career-high in points... iowa wins 83-77 ... both the uni an iowa state
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the cancun challenge. the cyclones defeated texas state 83-61 and the panthers defeat georgia tech 61-58. ... the uni volleyball team defeated illinois state 3-1 on day 1 of the mvc tournament. the panthers will face wichita state tomorrow at 5. ... the iowa football team is hoping to go 12-0 tomorrow against nebraska in lincoln. it'll be a homecoming for senior linebacker cole fisher. scott saville has the story. iowa senior linebacker cole fisher grew up right here in omaha and dreamed of playing for nebraska but the huskers didn't offer him a scholarship. "what will it be like for you going back home next week?" "i'm looking forward to it, i guess. i'd be lying if i said that i did not want to go to nebraska. i think that everyone who plays football in the state of nebraska, that's their goal. i guess it's a little
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me." "how do you put aside extra pressure going home and playing in your home state?" "i try not to think about it, but it's definitely hard. it makes it a little more personal for me, i guess being from nebraska, you want to go there as a kid. but at the same time, it's a different coaching staff than i was recruited by. it is what it is. i'm definitely couldn't be happier than where i am today." coles dad todd and brother sean played for the huskers but make no bones about dad is now a hawkeye fan. "he'll tell you he's a hawkeye fan." "probably hard for him, right?" "no actually, the coaches were joking with him after the game last saturday and he said, 'no,i've got no problem with you guys beating up on the alma mater at all.'" and cole is making the most of his senior season he is second on the team with 92 tackles. and let's hope it is happy homecoming tomorrow.
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one last look at the forecast, chris... the soggy conditions we had on our thanksgiving day will persist into the night. we will also see a changeover in some areas to a wintry mix. some light ice accumulations are possible, especially in areas to the northwest. precipitation will come to an end overnight, with a cloudy, and cooler day coming for friday. winds will be brisk from the north at around 15-25 mph. eventually we will see those clouds break up some, especially to the north by later friday evening. the weekend will be dry, but another rain/snow system looks to affect us by the start of next workweek. thanks chris. anks for joining us forrg-tv9 news at 10.we hope to have you here again tomorrow.
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