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december first. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast,t,aj... plan on thick clouds to be in the region today. if we are lucky enough to get a break in cloud cover this morning, they'll fill right back in. a few scattered flurries may fly around as well, but no issues or accumulation s are expected with those. on wnesday, clouds remain thick and a few more flurries may be in the air again, too. the big story of the extended forecast is warmer conditions for friday and especially into the weekend. overall, we are in a classic el nino pattern, and this tends to lead to a mild december at the very least. in addition, there are no major storm systems for the next 7 days that will impact iowa. perhaps this weekend is
christmas decorations out! have a good day!today: windy, scattered flurries s gh: 32-38 winds: sw 15-25 alolo35 dbq: 37 iow: 37tonight: chance of flurries low: 25-31 winds: w 10-20 alo: 28 dbq: 28 iow: 29tomorrow: a waterloo family is back in their home this morning after a close call with high carbon monoxide levels in their home. late saturday night, two carbon monoxide alarms went off in the rental home at 17-32 mulberry street in waterloo. at first, all four members of the family thought it was just a failing battery. but when the alarm wouldn't quit, they called 9- 1-1. the fire department measured 74 parts-per- million of carbon dioxide in jari engle's home. normal indoor air should be 10 or below. a rusted-out exhaust pipe from thfurnace was causing the odorless, colorless and deadly
into the home. engle said sattday night she had a splitting headache and figured it was a migraine. then the c-o detector started beeping. "they saved out lives...if it wasn't for them ...we've probably be dead to be very honest " engle says her rental home has five smoke detectors and two carbon monoxide dettors. waterloo firefighters respond to about 25 calls a year of carbonononoxide detectors going off in homes. a teenager is in critical condition at the university of iowa hospital and clinics after a hunting accident. the sheriff's office says 17 year old daniel gibbs of west union was squirrel hunting when he tripped over a log and impaled himself through his neck with the barrel of his rifle. the rifleleid not discharge. it happened on a friend's property near 11-thousand great river road sunday afternoon. the iowa state patrol has cited a johnson county sheriff's deputy in a weekend
sheriff lonny pulkrabek says deputy ryan quiles was on a routine patrol about 4:30 saturday afternoon near the intersection u-s highway 6 and 109. that's north of oxford. he says quiles pulled away from a stop sign and into the path of another vehicle, injuring one person in that vehicle. the iowa state patrol cited quiles for failure to yield. quiles remamas on active duty pending a department investigation into the crash. remember whenever you see news happening, call newsline nine at 319- 365-9999. you can also send d ctures and videos to newsroom at kcrg dot com. this year, senior dining sites have served more than 75 thousand meals and delivered more than 250 thousand. now, aging equipment at some sites is making the preparation of those meals a challenge.
senior center in tipton. site director karen lafrenz and head cook peggy bolzma are working diligently to prepare lunch for the seniors of cedar county. this is our convection oven, you have to be real careful with it and not shut it all the way otherwise it shuts itself off. one very y portant, but often overlooked aspect of the senior dining program is the equipment needed to cook the hundreds of hot meals every week. yeah it would be important to have equipment that was working well. right now it's t tthe point where it turns off when we are in the middle of cooking something. it takes forever to heat up and the doors don't close right. and it's just to that point where if we don't get something soononhe ovens not ing to work. the equipment upgrades needed at the cedar county senior center are an example of an issue that regionwide. your donations will be a major help to this important program.. to find out how you can help senior centers around eastern iowa just go to
dot orgrgand don't forget to watch theheill the plate telethon this sunday night at 5:30 as we help senior citizens in need of a healthy meal. today is giving tuesday. and nonprofit organizations in inn county are joining the effort. gems of hope executive director norah hammond says she and other local non-profits are working hard to spread the word about the initiative. "one of the commitments that we made as non prots that work with theheoundation is to all work towards the messaging of the campaign, so we've all stepped it up and included it in our social media, in our e-blasts, in our talking points about our organization. " the salvation army isisffering an incentive to get more people to donate to its red kettles on giving tuesday. the non-profit says the manufacturin g company, apache inc, will double all the donations to the kettle at the wilson avenue hy-vee in cedar rads. the salvation army has collected a a ttle more
thousand dollar goal. linn county residents are encouraged to share their participation by using the hashtag #givelenncoun ty. there are 24 shohoping days left until christmas. and many people turned to their computers and smart phones yesterday for cyber monday. the volume of online traffic caused some websites to crash. target's had twice the visitors it previously had on its busiest day. that caused the site to go down, only allowing a certain n nber of people to shoho on the site at one time. . er the weekend, neiman marcus, best buy, walmart, and ebay all suffered online issues. west music in coralville had no probems. the business handled five times the normal number of online orders. west music offered ten percent off online orders and free shipping all day. but one west music representative says cyber monday itself is starting to lose some steam with people
online on days like black friday and even thanksgiving day. "i think what we've seen in the last two years is more customers areehopping online on ack friday versus standing in line outside or anything of that sort, with more retailers open on thanksgiving it really spreads out when people want to shop. " some small businesses are also trying harder than ever to tap into the online market. "revival" in downtown iowa city offered 40 percent off its online orders throughout cyber monday. john deere is laying off hundreds of workers in moline, illinois. the layoffs at deere's seeding and cylinder factory affect about 220 employees. it goes into effect on february 15th. in past years, , hn deere has laid off workers seasonally, and those people would usually return in the fall. this time, the company says the layoffs will last indefinitely. the announcement came after john deere released d s fourth quarter earnings report last week. deere earned 351 million dollars in august
that was significantly lower than the 649 million the company earned in the fourth quarter last year. deere is also expecting sales to drop about seven percent in the cuent fiscal yea the mayor of dubuque will attend an important event in paris this week. roy buol is co-leading a four member delegation of midwest mayors at the paris climate conference. th conference involves many world leadads, including presidede obama. the mayors will be there on thursday. the group will represent the mississippi river cities and towns initiative at the conference. last week, buol told t-v nine that he believes climate change could dramatically impact the mississippi river. president obama is increasing the amount of renewable energy sources for fuel. that may provide an econonoc boost foror iowa farmers, who are the biggest producers of
issues or accumulation s are expected with those. on wednesday, clouds remain thick and a few more flurries may be in the air again, too. the big story of the extended forecast is warmer conditions for friday and especially into the weekend. overall, we are in a classic el nino pattern, and this tends to o ad to a mild december at the very least. in addition, there are
no major storm systems for the next 7 days that will impact iowa. perhaps this weekend is your weekend to get the
out! have a good day! today: windy, scattered flurries high: 32-38 winds: sw 15-25 alo: 35
dbq: 37 iow: 37tonight: chance of flurries low: 25-31 winds: w 10-20 alo: 28 dbq: 28 iow: 29tomorrow: cloudy, scattered flurries high: 33-39 winds: nw 10-20 alo: 36 dbq: 36 iow: 38tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 22-28 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 24 dbq: 26 iow: 28
good morning this is the agribusiness report. i'm david geiger. ---- the environmental protection agency has leaders down to the state level. the region seven administrator cers nebraska.. kansas.. missouri.. and iowa.. this year.. leadership exchanged hands and i had the opportunity to talk to the new administrator.. mark hague.. he's not new to the region.. he grew up in missouou.. and he was the deputy to the former administrator. . karl brooks.. i asked hague what his goals are for the region and iowa in particular. "really want to build that relationship continue some of the work that's been done, to build good rapport, communication, i'm the kind of person that likes to meet with people face to face, hear their issues, concerns and a chance to talk about what epa's doing. my perception is iowa's been a aeal leader in the nutrient reduction
aggressive nutrient reduction strategy. we've been supportive of that movement. moving forward we want to be a partner with them and other federal l encies, academic institutions, state partners, and stakeholders." the iowa nutrient reduction strategy is a plan led by iowa state university.. the iowa d-n-r and iowa department of agriculture.. itstsoal is to reduce nutrients from point and non point sources to iowa waters and the gulf of mexico through voluntary measures. hague says he was encouraged about farmer practices at the iowa state fair this year.. "saw a lot of producers and farmers being recognized for the practices they're putting in place and that's really good and encouragagg to see that going g on. i know thehe state's invested a lot of resources to making that nutrient reduction strategy be realized and i think tere's a lot of value that can be gained there. you know when you hear about nutrients in iowa y y don't hear anyone arguing over the need to kind of make some changes and improve how we protect our water quality and
encouraging see the work going on." hague has been serving as the region administrator since march.. ---- the grain markets are a little shocking today.. a rally going on.. meanwhile cattle aren't having such a good time.. "we actually gogosome green n ck in the grain sector. very surprising trade. we've got a strong dollar today, up roughly 22 points right now." "not any fresh, big export business over the weekend at all. and despite all that we are pushing higher. taking out last weeks highs with beans at stops. corn is right back up against it too. pretty aggressive short covering as well. key to sustain this rally is fresh demand. can we find something there this week. and also too what the dollar does, does it keep pushing higher or nono" "we got red ink in the pork and beef sector today, thought we'd be better in the cattle starting off today with the weather. we've hid the whole
five days. and not geing any type of bounce off of that. selling pressure today's coming from the cash trade last week. some areas steady at best,ome areas a buck or two lower, last week too on very light trade." "hogs opening up lower in spillover in the cattle sector. same thing here, should get a little bit of a bounce off weather here shortly by midweek. the pressure's still coming from big weights, big supplies, lower cuttts and i think we can shuffle through that here hopefully today." a bit of a larger run at the colfax sheep and goat auction on saturday.. four hundred 43 head of sheep. feeder lambs fetched the days high average price of a dollar.. 99 per pound, while fed lambs averaged a dollar 33 per pound. the one hundred 76 goats at the auction saw a high average price ranging from a hundred and 10 to a hundred and 75 dollars per head. ---- and that's all we have for the show today.. thanks for joining us on the agribusiness report.. ---- we'll post a video every day in e agribusiness section of kcrg.com. you'll find it under the news tab. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3.54 oc webtease
boosting the amount of ethanol and other renewable fuels in the u-s gasosone supply. the environmental protection agency said it will increase the nation's renewable fuel standards. the agency says it will require more than 18 billion gallons of renewable fuels next year. that's less than the level lawmakers set in 2007, but more than what the e-p-a proposed last spring. iowa produces more corn for ethanol than any other state. governor branstad released a statement saying he's disappointed that the e-p-a didn't follow what congress had called for. he said, the "decision shows the lack of interest in providing consumers choice at the pump... ... creating jobs, and increasing incomes in rural america, and reducing our dependence on foreign oil." there are few things more embarrassing in sports than
stay with tv9. it's ---. plan on thick clouds to be in the region today. i iwe are lucky enough to get a break in cloud cover this morning, they'll fill right back in. a few scattered flurries may fly arod as well, but no issues or accumulation s are expected with those. on wednesday, clouds remain thick and a few more flurries y be in the air again, too. the big story of the extended forecast is warmer conditions for friday and especially into the weekend. overall, we are in a classic el nino pattern, and this tends to lead to a mild december at the very least. in addition, there are no major storm systems for the next 7 days that will impact iowa.
your weekend to get the christmas decorations out! have a good day!today: windy, scattered flurries high: 32-38 winds: sw 15-25 alo: 35 dbq: 37 iow: 37tonight: chance of flurries low: 25-31 winds: w 10-20 alo: 28 dbq: 28 iow: 29tomorrow: cloudy, scatttted flurries high: 33-39 winds: nw 10-20 alo: 36 dbq: 36 iow: 38tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 22-28 winds: nw 5-15 alo:&24 dbq: 26 iow: 28 some professional football players had a rough holiday weekend after making some terrible
let's start off with ole charlie brown kick. he's lucky he got part of the ball. and their is nothing worse than getting tackled by the turf monster. they should put the turf monster in the stat book. actually it could be worse you could trip over the flag and get tackled. and sometimes you can out think yourself. i don't the colts will be trying that play anytime soon. to hoops and the worst pass of the week. you might want to look nexttime i lied this is the worst pass of the week it almost breaks the glass. ya that will get you a seat on the nch. to the pitch and how would you like to be all alone for the goal and do this. oh but alteast he didn't score in
shot got taken by the wind and it blew backwards high bounce and over the goalie for an own goal and i had fun n mount ernon
this week bump setting iking good night as one republican candidate leaves the stata after campaigning, another starts his swing across the state. former florida governor is talking to voters in black hawk county. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. it's ---.
to the polls. voters in black hawk county will vote to fill mayoral positions in waterloo and cedar falls. a new center. school leaders in one eastern iowa school district are looking to bring all preschool students under one roof. and the trip of a lifetime. co-workers pay it forward to a deserving woman at one cedar rapids hospital -- making all her wishes come true. and here's a look at on our city cam this morning. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on thick clouds to be in the region today. if we are lucky enough to get a break in clcld cover this morning, they'll fill right back in. a few
around as well, but no issues or accumulation s are expected with those. wednesday, clouds remain thick and a few more flurries may be in the air again, too. the big story of the extended forecast is warmer conditions for friday and especially into the weekend. overall, we are in a classic el nino pattern, and this tends to lead to a mild december at the very least. in addition, there are nonoajor storm systems for the next 7 days that will impact iowa. perhaps this weekend is your weekend to get the christmas decorations out! have a good day!today: windy, scattered flurries high: 32-38 winds: sw 15-25 alo: 35 dbq: university of iowa officials are looking into a racist commentnthat someone carved i io campus property. president bruce harreld says they found it in a bathroom in the spence laboratories - which
research labs. he says crews immediaaly sanded down the bathroom door to remove the comment. harreld told students, faculty, staff that quote "the act is offensive to our community and will not be tolerated." late last year, an assistant professor put this statue resembling a k-k-k member on the pentacrest. the professor said it was meant as a protest to the violence again black people. but some students found it offensive and authorities removed it. today voters in black hawk county will make the final decisions on some key city elections. they will choose mayors in waterloo and cedar falls. councilman quentin hart and former mayor tim hurley are both vying for the seat in waterloo. and mayor jon crews and businessman jim brown will be on the ballot in cedar falls. however, crews recently announced plans to step down and urged people to vote for his challenger. polling in the run-off elections is open from 7
the polling places are the same as they were in the city election in november. republican presidential andidate jeb bush will be talking to voters in easternn iowa today. he first will attend a coffee and donuts event at the university of dubuque. that will be in the heritage center at 8:30 this morning. then the former florida governor will go to waterloo fofoa town hall meeting. that event will be at the sullivan brothers iowa veterans museum at noon today. another republican presidential candidate is just now leaving the state after campaigning in iowa for a aew days. the latest quinnipiac university poll showed ted cruz in a statistical tie with republican front runner donald trump here in iowa. yesterday, the texas senator told supporters at the kirkwood regional center he's not attacking trump because he doesn't think trump will win the g-o-p nomination. he also talked about how he doesn't think any of thth presidential
"i believe the central issue of the 2016 election is re-igniting the promise of america, getting back to that fundamental commitment that our kids will have a better life than we do and their kids will have a better life than we do." governor terry branstad says there is no reason to delay p pns to shift iowa's medicaid operation to private management. this comes after a judge recommended the state throw out one of four contracts awarded to companies to run the program. the governor says the state always planneneto have between two and four companies running the program. but he says the state has not decided how to move forward. the iowa medicaid program is set to shift to private management starting january 1st. thehe50 preschool stududts going to class in the linn-mar school district could one day be under one roof. as kcrg-tv9's jill kasparie reports district leaders want to make the change, but have not decided where. start of jingle bells from
music to learning health-- these kids and their teacher are busy! ! nats of food conversation teacher melissa bray recently took on another assignment. she joined other parents and administrator s as part of the preschool advisory board. "the committee was formed in order to make an educated decision on what we think would be best for our district whether it would be to have preschoho classrooms s ay in elementary buildings or to have them be in a center-based program. we came to the conclusion that a center-based program would be our recommendation the district says that could become a reality in the next three to five years. with so muchchemand, there just isn't enough space in the kindergarten program. "linn-mar is a big, growing district and our preschool is growing at the same rate, and we always have large waiting lists." the district says while centralized preschool would also help with space issues in elementary buildings, school leaders say they wanted to make this decision based on what's best for the kids. "we have about 20 percent of k
experience and those are the kids that we want totoeach." "i think it'll be great as far as the teachers having collaboration with each other, we hope to also have adequate space, the use of new technology, families to have a central location to go to." they want to keep these kids busy and learning foror brighter future. "in a one horse open sleigh hey!" that was tv-9's jill kasparie with that report. the district says it plans to work out the details - such as location and cost - in the future. an after school program now has a better way to help students get to and from that center. an anonymous donor gave the dububue dream center two school buses which volunteers can use to transport students enrolled in that program. the dream center director says the after school program help kids who
structure when class lets out. but it's also away to engage and improve the neighborhoods. "for there to be a change and for people to understand one another. we need to build relationships with the families and the people who live in downtown dubuque. " the dream center is a non-profit organization that runs only on grants and donatis. directors say the two buses are someththg they never would have ever been to afford without that donation. the city council in iowa city will hold a public hearing in two weeks to go over plans for a controversial fiftete-story high rise building. according to the iowa city press citizen, the city council voted 5 to 0 to hold the public hearing to talkabout extending the chauncey project's deadline. two lawsuits attempting to block the project are in the appeal stage. they have significantly slowed down construction. the meeting will be on december 15th. starting today, people can use a new online
historic properties in cedar rapids. the site has information on where they are and what characteristics t t properties have. the city will hold two informational sessions today at the downtown library at noon and 5:30 this evening. a saint luke's s ployee's dream as come true, thanks to her co-workers' efforts. more than 50 people raised enough money to send resa collier to disney world. she is a custodian at the hospital. friends say she brings joy to all of her co-workers and patients. after collier's father recently passed away, they wanted to do something to bring that joy back into her life. "the emotion, the happiness, they were my family because i had just lost my father, so they were my y w family and they had been with me through thick and thin theres just no describing how much love i felt."
expenens-paid trip with her husband in october. someone caught the entire surprise on camera, and it's been shared all over social media. mercy medical center in cedar rapids is making sure all mothers are able to give breast milk to their babies. the hospital has started a new donor milk program. it offers donor breast milk to newborns who need the supplemental milk when their mothers can't produce it. the program has no income requirements, and it's free to all mothers. the hospital has purchased the milk from university of iowa health care's "mother's milk bank" of iowa. people in cedar rapids are starting out the month of december with a 2 and a haha-ton christmas tree in the city. a large crane pulled the city's new 35-foot christmas tree into its designated spot on mays island yesterday. a family donated the colorado spruce from their property in southwest cedar rapids. city arborist todd fagan estimates the tree is about 30 years old. "you don't always see trees flying through the a a. it's a different thing to do. . it's always kind of a neat
more than a dozen workers helped to stabilize the tree with cables. theyeylso decorated the e ee with 11-hundred l-e-d light bulbs. the city is planning to light the tree on friday at 5:30 p-m. many people got a big chunk of their holiday shopping done in the pasasfew days. but not without some technical glitches along the way that may have hindered some good deals. people in sioux falls got a
are lucky enough to get a break in cloud cer this momoing, they'll fill ririt back in. a few scattered flurries may fly around as well, but no issues or acmulation s are expected with those. on wednesday, clouds remain thick and a few more flurries may be in the air again, too. the big story of the extended forecast is warmer conditions for friday and especially into the weekend. overall, we are ib a classic el nino pattern, and this tends to lead to a mild december at the very least. in addition, there are no major storm systems for the next 7 days that will impact iowa. perhaps this weekend is your weekend to get the
out! have a good day!today: windy, scattered flurries high: 32-38 winds: sw 15-25 alo: 35 dbq: 37 iow: 37tonight: chance of flurries low: 25-31 winds: w 10-2020lo: 28 dbq: 28 iow: 29tomorrow: cloudy, scattered flurries high: 33- winds: nw 10-20 alo: 36 dbq: 36 iow: 38tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 22-28 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 24 dbq: 26 iow: 28
holiday. and targrg had a bit of trouble keeping up with cyber monday shoppers.. target's website simply couldn't keep up with consumer demands. the store's site went down starting around 10 a-m yesterday. it set up a airtual line for customers, giving them access to the site gradually in order to control traffic. time warner customers throughout the midwest lost their internet and on-demand services for about two hours last night. customers took to twitter to complain about the outage preventing th from doing their holiday shopping. and auto industry sales figures will be released today. experts say they will show record- setting sales despite one major issue -- factories not producing enough vehicles. demand for s-u-vs is at an alaltime high. november's tally will likely be the highest sales total for the month since 2001. it's
those. on wednesday, clouds remain thick and a few more flurries may be in the air again, too. the big story of the extended forecast is warmer conditions for friday and especially inino the weekend. overall, we are in a classic el nino pattern, and this tends to lead to a mild december at the very least. in addition, thehe are no major storm systems for the next 7 days that will impact iowa. perhaps this weekend is your weekend to get the christmas decorations out! have a good day!today: windy, scattered flurries high: 32-38 winds: sw 15-25 alo: 35 dbq: 37 iow: 37tonight: chance of flurries low: 25-31 winds: w 10-20 alo: 28 dbq: 28
cloudy, scattered flurries high: 33-39 winds: nw 10-20 alo: 36 dbq: 36 iow: 38tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 22-28 winds: nw 5-15 alolo24 dbq: 26 iow: 28 thanks kaj. here's a look at today's top stories... voters in waterloo and cedar falls will head to the polls today. councilman quentin hart and former mayor tim hurley are both vying for the mayor's seat in waterloo. and mayor jon crews and businessman jim brown will be on the ballot for mayor in cedar falls. crews is endorsig brown. republican presidential candidate jeb bush will be talking to voters in eastern iowa today.
matt campbell has had a lot of success at a young age. josh has more from ames on the new iowa state football coach. on sunday, iowa state hired matt campbell on his 36th birthday to be the next football head coach at iowa state. today, he was introduced at a pressssonference and there's a lot of excitement with this hire. "this place is special. i'm as loyal as you're going to get. i really believe that the building process in taking something and making it ecial
do. campbell spent four seasons as the toledo head coach compiling a 35-15 record and led the rockets to two bowl victories. he says when toledo came to ames last year, he lovededhe atmosphere ound jack trice stadium. "as we came in, i was just so impressed with the fans, the energy and the excitement that surrounded this place. as i watched the team do the spirit walk coming in, i was blown away." "toledo was a tough team. they were disciplined, they never gave up... we need a disciplined football team to be successful l d i think that coach campbell is goii to bring that." in ames, josh christensen tv9 sports. to hoops and uni looking for their 5th straight win tonight hosting north texas. the panthers played some good defense early the steal ahead to paul jesperson for the bucket and one.. and then with time running down on the shot clock former iowa city west all-stater jeremy morrn for three.. got ititor the 19-17 lead. morgan finished with 15. bennett cook is really starting to
of his 18 points. and then look at the nice feed from cook t ta cutting matt bohannon for two of his 16. and after trailing 43-41 at the break.. uni with a big second half to win their fifth straight 93-70. back to football. desmond king was named the tatum-woodson defensive back of the year in the big 10. .. king is tied fothe lead in the nation with 8 picks.. what a year josie jewell has had. the pride and joy of decorah was named second team linebacker.. former solon standout marshall kane was selected second team kicker.. jordan lomax and nate mier were named third team.. and cole fisher, jaleel johnson, ben niemen and dillon kidd were honorable mention. they will announce the offensive big 10 team tomorrow. parker hesse was named the big 10 freshman of the week today. the former ukon standout had six tackles and that big pick six in the win over nebraska. congrats to uni cornerback deiondre hall for being the named the missouri valley
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good tuesday morning from tv-9. here's a look at on our city cam. it's the first day of december. here's what you need to know today. one waterloo family is crediting a workin carbon monoxide detector for eping them alive this mornini. voters in cedar falls and waterloo will head to the polls today to vote for the mayors of the two towns in run-off elections. the mayor of chicago is creating a a w task force today for police accountability as the former cop charged of killing a teenager is