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>> stick around for you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is ??? . the cedar rapids community school district and a company it hired to remove asbestos from high school will face an environmental commision for supposedly botching the job. some muslims in eastern iowa muslims say they're concerned about safety after presidential candidate donald trump said he wanted to close u.s. borders to all muslims. going to the college of your dreams could be expensive and so could the trip there to just see the campus. one group is hoping to help some students with that challenge. more on that coming up. good wednesday morning! it's 4-30 on december 9th. we take a live look at ouou city cam. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first
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plan on a nice december day! we'll see more sunshine than yesterday, with highs up around 50 degrees in many areas. this is about 20 degrees above seasonal normals. the mild air keeps right on going into the the weekend, and it's at that point that the pattern will shift to a more active one. at this point, this storm system continues to look like mainly rain in ththarea with a transition over to some light snow on the back side of the system, if the cold air can get here. the bigger issue may very well be heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorm s. a widespread 1- 2" of rain is likely this weekend, which may cause creeks and streams to rise. while next week is cooler, we still are running above average. enjoy your wednesday!to day: mostly sunny high: 47-53 winds: w 5-15 alo: 49 dbq: 49 iow: 50tonight: partly cloudy low: 35-41 winds: s 5-15 alo: 39 dbq: 37 iow: 39tomorrow: partly sunny, mild high: 52-58 winds: w 15-25 alo: 53 dbq: 53 iow: 56tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 34-40 winds: sw 5-15 alo: 34 dbq: 34 iow: 36 thanks kaj. one person is in tte hospital in waterloo this morning
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responded to 518 locust street just before 1-30 this morning. commander says the victim is expected to be o-k and they have not arrested anyone. school are dealing with apparent problems removing washington high school. a dnr report will force the district and the company to meet with the environmental protection months. get a say at the meetinin the d-n-r wants this to go to the attorney general's office for enforcement action. the school district responded to the findings by saying the district is not aware of anyone who has tested positive for asbestos as a result of their presence on the job site. we reached out to abatement specialties - the company named in the investigation and it failed to return our calls. we spoke with an asbestos removal company in waterlrl that is not related to this case. advanced environmental testing and abatement incorporated says it works every day to make sure they are safely disposing of the mineral at
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can cause serious health problems if it's inhaled. the company owner says he finds it in everything from floor tiles to roofing material. the workers create a containment area at the construction site that only the asbestos removal crcrw can enter. " 20:36:27 just keeping the fibers from releasing. any time we do asbestos you need to use wet removal. that's a crucial part of it. you just don't want visible emissions. so again, if you are taking some floor tile up off the basement or a school, we mist the floor beforordoing it." the company says it carefully seals the asbestos material inside a bag or container and disposes of it. we're told the goais to make sure the air is all clear by the time they're dodoe, so no one is expopod. a cedar rapids teenager will spend at least 4 years in a juvenile facility for killing at 15- year-old. 4& 14-year-old robert humbles shot and killed
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police say the shooting happened when two rival groups met near redmond park. humbles pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, reckless use of a firearm, and going armed with intent. he faces 25 years in prison. he will be in a juvenile facility until he turns 18. a judge will then decide whether to release him or make him serve e e rest of his prison sentence.e. democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is in eastern iowa today to lay out her plans for the economy. this morning, she'll take a tour of cedar valley techworks in waterloo. she will then hold a town hall at the five sullivan brothers convention center. th's at 12:45 p-m. and mrs. clinton will finish her day in the des moines area, with a stop in urbandale. another democratic presidential candidate who has made plenty of stops in iowa but without the bump in the polls will return... former maryland governor martin o'malley campaigned in williamsbubu yesterday. he told supporters that he offers a new type of leadership to the position, citing his common
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state. " 07:45:06 i believe in doing things that actually work. my training was mostly as mayor, as governor. i had to balance budgets every year and i had to get things done. that's what we have to do as a nation. that's what i'm betting my candidacy on. " republican presidential frontrunner donald trump faces a lot of criticism from both political parties for comments he made about muslims. he said mondayayhat the u-s should ban all muslims from entering the country. and trump is not backing down from his proposal. members of the muslim community in eastern iowa are condemning truru's call to ban muslim immigrants or v vitors. cedar rapids shares a long history with members of islam. muslims from lebanon were pioneers in early industry arring in the late 1800's. the "mother mosque" in northwest cedar rapids was the first building built specifically as a mosque in all of north america. for those members to hear a $& major presidential
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borders" is distressing. "i'm not really going to be upset about a politician that hopefully has no chance to be elected. noif he does get elected, as president, it says a lot about oururountry and that's unfortunune." local muslims worry comments like trump's would encourage people to target members of that faith. they point to a severed pig's head thrown against the door of a a sque in philadelphia monday night as proof it's already happening. several washington city departments are sharing cramped quarters. and council members can't agree on a way to move forward, leaving city hall, police, and fire workers without a space solution. the city is now looking at 2 options. the first would mean building a new fire station near the existing building. but council members would need d referendum to make that happen. the second option would move city hall to an old library building. but some officials are worriedd& that renovati could have hidden costs. either way, the city's ministrator says theheity needs to make a decision. "on the old library project,the
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take bigger steps in terms of hiring an architect, a project manager and you can't like that if you're ambivalent or not sure." " the council hopes to decide which optiwn to pursue after the first of the year. the sticker price on colllle tuition can be a shock. but just setting up a college visit for a student can also be expensive. to help by raising money for those who need it to for themselves. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders is live at metro high school this morning. forrest, when would students start touring colleges with this money? it would help seniors from area high schools like metro offset the cost of a college tour. so far the group behind the effort is behi their goal. seniors dahmie steel and brandie horton both have big dreams for the future.dahmie is leaning toward architecture or nursing, brandie law or journalism. both know iowa has some
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their out of state options on the table. on it. "i'm very terrified of leaving my mom, but she i do want to get out for myself and see what the world has to offer me,"trouble is, checking out a bunch of different colleges across the country isn't college tour comes in. "the primary purpose of iowa collegegtour is give students of color, primarily from cedar rapids, iowa city area the opportunity to visit, tour and experience colleges all aroundhe country."this will be the third year the programamas operated. it gives groups of at least 30 area seniors a trip to about ten schools in a week during spring. this year, the kids are heading south touring places like florida state, albany state or north carolina state. "when you apply to colleges, you can always apply online. you can send your applications in. it's a little different exposure when you're on the ground. you can meet the university
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each to take part. but diversity focus, the non proff behind the effort, is trying to raise ten thousand by the end of the month to cut the cost for those with a tight budget. so far their campaign online shows $240 raised. a free trip sounds great to students like dahmie and brandie, but if not just the chance to go makes them smile. i'm very thankfufufor the opportunity thth someone as an afririn american, is in our corner to actually do this for us. sometimes you don't see a lot of that. i'm very great full for the opportunity. you want to help out, we've got a link inside this story on our website, kcrg dot com. back to you guys in the studio. tv-9's forrest saunders. thanks a lot. principals and school leaders in cedar rapids are hoping to close the student achievement gap. they met yesterday for the
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at the district headquarters. the district defines equity as improving instruction for all students. and the summit was a way for school leaders tshare thr best practiti for helping on goals, such as closing the student achievement gap. for example, the iowa assessments show 49% of african-american students in the district's elementary schls are not at grade level for reading. that's more than double the rate of white students behind in reading. "so we want to push those top students and accelerate the bottom students within that gap. that was an interesting part of the equity summit process because every building has a different goal that's specific to their building." the district will hold equity summits like this twice each h hool year, and it's planning f f the next one to be in may or june. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. parents who use a child care service at a cedar rarads church may have to find another option. st. paul's united methodist
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to start a multi-million dollar renovation project. the renovations will put the affordable child care program in jeopardy. the church voted 137 votes yes, and 6 no. the task force created to address the program will meet next monday to look for solutions. from the halls of congress to downing streeeein london, many political leaders are condemning donald trump's call to block muslims from the u-s. the plan has been called bigoted, unconstitutio n and potentially dangerous for american interests abroad. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning! it's ---. plan on a nice december day!
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yesterday, with highs up around 50 degrees in many areas. this is about 20 degrees above seasonal normals. the mild air keeps right on going into the the weekend, and it's at that point hat the pattern will shift to a more active one. at this point, this storm system continues to look like mainly rain in the area with a transition over
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the back side of the system, if the cold air can get here. the bigger issue may very well be heavy rainfall a a psible thunderstorm s. a widespread 1- 2" of rain is likely this weekend, which may cause creeks and streams to rise. while next week is cooler, we still are running above average. enjoy your wednesday!to day:
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winds: w 5-15 alo: 49 dbq: 49 iow: 50tonight: partly cloudy low: 35-41 winds: s 5-15 alo: 39 dbq: 37 iow: 39tomorrow: partly sunny, mild high: 52-58 winds: w 15-25 alo: 53 dbq: 53 iow: 56tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 34-40 winds: sw 5-15 alo: 34 dbq: 34 iow: 36
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some children in eastern iowa will get a presents today to op on christmas morning when they may not have otherwise. the salvation armymyill start delivery toys and food today to more than 1,800 children. there were more than 100 locations throughout linn county for toysor tots drop off locations this year. all the families receiving these gifts and food have pre- registered starting as early as october. with the end of 2015 near, we get a look at who is on the list for highest paid musicians of the year. at the top of the of the list, the 2015 superbowl performer. that's coming up in today's
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republican frontrunner donald
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to block muslims from entering the united states is being met with a wave of in an interview with abc's barbara walters, trump says he to his washington has the latest. "donald trump has jumped the shark he's gone too far trump from everyday americans to fellow republicans -- lindsay graham on- cam, new day 12/8/2015 "you know how toake america great again? tell donald trump to go to hell." ?.all in response to trump's most recent controversial proposal: 19:36:00 trump: donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states the head o ocongressiona l republicans saying trump doesn't represent their views paul ryan: on-cam 12/8/2015 this is "not what this party stands for," but fof young muslim americans, its hard to see the republican front-runner's opinion as a one-off... teacher: these children are kinda walking around carrying the weight of their religion on told me specifically not only
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i'm used to hearing things like "go back to your country." really discriminatory phases like this and i'm really sick of hearing it, this is my country. gfx 10: o othe front cover of the new york daily news, a paraphrase of that famous poem about the hollocaust: it reads..."when he came for the muslims , i did not speak out... . t in an interview with abc news' barbara walters, trump disputes the comparisons to hitler... 141430 are you a bigot? 141432 not at all. probably the least of a`ybody you've ever met. now for a quick check on your
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meteorologist kaj o'mara.
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plan on a nice december day!! we'll see more sunshine than yesterday, with highs up around 50 degrees in many areas. this is about 20 degrees above seasonal normals. the mild air keeps right on going into the the weekend, and it's at that point that the pattern will shift to a more active one. at this point, this storm system continues to look like mainly rain in the area with a transition over to some light ssw on the back side f the system, if the cold air can get here. the bigger issue may very well be heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorm s. a widespread 1- 2" of rain is likely this weekend, which may cause creeks and streams to se. while next week is cooler, we still are running above average. enjoy your wednesday!to day: mostly sunny high: 47-53 winds: w 5-15 alo: 49 dbdb: 49 iow: 50tonight: partly cloudy low: 35-41 winds: s 5-15 alo: 39 dbq: 37 iow: 39tomorrow: partly sunny, mild high: 52-58 winds: w 15-25 alo: 53 dbq: 53 iow: 56tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 34-40
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io good morning. topping "america's money" -- a reboot for america's car safety rating system. >> starting in 2019, to earn five stars, vehicles will bee required to have new safety technologies including collision and avoid answer system. crash test dummy will get a makeover. last month's terror attacks in paris are costing air france a bundle. it lost 54 million there are from cancellations, bomb threats hoaxes and other disruption and ticket salesre off slightly. airline is seeing more red ink this month. and this year's topping earning musicians. number five the eagles. taylor swift. >> and number one katy perry.
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