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blame. police say the suspects bought clothes, food and even marijuana. ui police arrested 19- year-old frensua hooker and 18-year-old danyelle patton on multiple counts of credit card theft. officials say interviews, surveillance video, and credit card records linked the two students to the victim's missing card. during police questioning, authorities say patton deleted audio files from the investigator's recorder when he left the room and shut it off twice. she now faces one count of tampering with evidence. in a separate case, hooker is accused of stealing a student's keys, wallet, and school id from a dorm room in currier hall. the state medical examiner is performing an autopsy on the body of a waterloo teen to figure out how he died. a trapper found 18 year old moe sed sunday on the cedar river near gilbertville. investigators used dental records to identify him. the waterloo west junior went for a bike ride on october 22nd without a cell phone or his wallet.
him since. dozens of people helped search for sed. they printed and passed out flyers in areas they knew he enjoyed. then the search shifted to some of the trails and lakes in the greenbelt areas along the cedar river. friends say sed was an avid fisherman and rode his bike everywhere. one search organizer says the family appreciated the support. " especially for the family it provided them with some hope some sense that others were committed to help finding answers it provided them with a lot of strength. " there were no signs of trauma, so the cause of death will depend on lab reports. we've had mild temps in the 50's so far this week. justin, are they sticking around today? the rest of the day will feature quite a few clouds, although some peeks of sun will try to come through every so often. it'll be mild again with highs close to 50. a few light showers are possible tonight. for saturday, the first part of the day should be generally dry, followed by scattered showers developing late. some
with highs in the middle 50s. temperatures will rise saturday night, pushing close to 60 on sunday. it'll be a very wet day with a few thunderstorm s possible early with a pretty steady rain otherwise. by the time the rain wraps up monday, one to two inches looks like a solid bet with some higher amounts possible. while a few places may mix with or change to some wet snow on monday, accumulation s look minor if anything at all. next week will be cooler with highs eventually returning to the 30s.today: partly to mostly cloudy high: 47-53 winds: se 5-15 alo: 49 dbq: 50 iow: 52 you can make sure you get weather and news updates by downloading kcrg's news app. if you have the old kcrg app, you'll need to delete that. you'll find the kcrg news app in the apple and android app stores. flu season is just getting started. before it's over, 200- thousand could be hospitalized and up to 20
infected. those are the national averages according to the cdc. if you haven't gotten vaccinated, kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders tells us why you might want to reconsider. flu experts are unsure how this season will shape up, but the good news? they say this year's vaccine will be better than last year. last season, the h3n2 strain appeared, which wasn't included in the mass produced vaccine given out to the public. experts estimated the shot's effectiveness at somewhere around 13 to 20 percent. this year, the shot is expected to be a better match, 50 to 60 percent, which is the seasonal average. locally, public health nurse heather meador at linn county public health said the few cases that have appeared in the area have been a "great" match for this year's flu vaccination. the centers for disease control recommends the vaccine for everyone six months or older. officials there say, whether with a needle or the flu mist, vaccination is the first and most important step to preventing the virus. in the u.s., flu season gets most active between
last as long as may. with flu cases just starting to show up, officials at the cdc don't yet know if this season will be a mild or severe one. timing, season length and severity all vary from one year to the next. use the "three cs". clean your hands, often. cover your sneeze or cough, using the inside of your elbow. contain yourself if you get sick, meaning stay home. no school, no work to prevent spreading the virus to others. in cedar rapids, fs, kcrg-tv9 news cedar rapids schools say an investigation that found some students, staff, and construction workers may have
asbestos is inaccurate. a d-n-r investigation found there was uncontained asbestos at washington high school earlier this year. the district says renovation work was happening in the area - and that students and staff did not have access to it. the district says it cleaned the area where they found asbestos and tested the air afterward. the d-n-r report said the district was initially reluctant to close the school over the summer due to the asbestos problems and in firing the asbestos removal company. the district says it used immediate and appropriate measures to address the situation. the d-n-r is pursuing legal action against the district and the asbestos company it hired, abatement specialties. the cedar rapids school district is considering starting classes later every wednesday next school year. the proposed change would mean middle and high school students would start classes at 9-20 on wednesday mornings. elementary students would not start until 10-15, but the school would
for students who are there early. the late starts would accommodate time for teachers' professional learning. and there would only be two early dismissal days... the first and last days of the school year. parents can email their opinions to the school district, and you can find that information with this story on kcrg dot com. a task force is working to find a school schedule solution in iowa city. right now, elementary students start classes at 8:45 a-m. each day. junior high and high school students begin at 8 a-m. this year's start times are different from last year's. that's when elementary school students started earlier, while junior high and high school students began later. this group of teachers, parents, and students looked at four new possible schedules. all of those options would mean elementary students could begin as early as 7:30 in the morning. the latest option would mean secondary students would end their day at 4:05 in the afternoon. but busing is now the challenge. "right now we have it tiered so that buses go out pick up
elementary students, so we're looking at do we want to continue doing it that way or do we want to try something else?" a decision will come by the end of february. if you'd like to see all the proposed schedules, look for this story on kcrg dot com. many of us worry about putting on a few pounds during the holiday season... but enjoying your favorite meal and staying healthy can be easier. it's as simple as cutting the fat and adding more flavor. ending climate change. world leaders spend another day trying to figure out a worldwide solution. meteorologist justin gehrts updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert forecast.
although some peeks of sun will try to come through every so often. it'll be mild again with highs close to 50. a few light showers are possible tonight. for saturday, the first part of the day should be generally dry, followed by scattered showers developing late. some thunderstorms are also possible with highs in the middle 50s. temperatures will rise saturday night, pushing close to 60 on sunday. it'll be a very wet day with a few thunderstorm s
pretty steady rain otherwise. by the time the rain wraps up monday, one to two inches looks like a solid bet with some higher amounts possible. while a few places may mix with or change to some wet snow on monday, accumulation s look minor if anything at all. next week will be cooler with highs eventually returning to the 30s.today: partly to mostly cloudy high: 47-53 winds: se 5-15 alo: 49 dbq: 50 iow: 52 tonight: chance of showers low: 42-48 winds: s 5-10 alo: 44 dbq: 43 iow: 46
ms late high: 52-58 winds: se 5-15 alo: 54 dbq: 55 iow: 57 tomorrow night: showers/storms low: 52-58 winds: se 10-20 alo: 54 dbq: 55 iow: 56 sunday: rain and storms high: 58 - low: 55 monday: chance of rain/snow, windy high: 41 - low: 40 tuesday: partly cloudy high: 43 - low: 33 wednesday: chance of rain/snow high: 35 - low: 31 thursday: partly cloudy high: 35 - low: 25 friday: partly cloudy high: 34 - low: 23
the holidays and food go hand in hand. but how can we put a healthy spin on our main dishes? holly firfer shows us some healthy alternatives to flavor the season. holiday time means fun and food... so this year, throw a holiday party with a ton of flavor and not all of the fat. south africa restauranteu r justin anthony has tips on how to make healthier dishes. there are a lot of things that people can do that they don't realize, like instead of cooking in butter, you can cook in olive oil.take this button
grill the mushrooms with some olive oil, with some lemon, and some garlic and there we go. easy, simple, tasty and people wouldn't know the difference.jus tin often turns to spices to keep dishes healthy. instead of using butter and salt on his rice, he throws in a little turmeric. also, if you are using a store bought sauce, look at what's in it. what are those ingredients on the back - how high is the sodium?and why not spice up the chicken, our old stand-by. justin suggests trying curry and a few other healthy ingredients. it's got bananas in it, it's got apricot chutney which is very healthy, we use the breast for the chicken, so it's lean.all good suggestions for a healthy, fun holiday. for today's health minute, i'm holly firfer. u-s legislators are on the edge of deciding where... ...spending will go for the agriculture industry. but some important bills are still left on the table-like g-m-o labeling. two big chemical producers are set to
agribusiness report. i'm david geiger. ---- some of the major farm issues of the year are getting their turn in congress as legislators try to finish up a spending bill covering the rest of the fiscal year. waters of the u-s repeal and g-m-o food labeling are still up in the air.. as congress is still negotiation on what riders to include or remove from the bill.. some ag issues could be left at the table if short-term extensions are proposed instead.. but iowa senator chuck grassley expects country of origin labeling repeal will at least get done before the recess. he says there are two ways that could happen, both repeal cool.. but one offers a voluntary alternative while the other doesn't. "which of those two will be in the final bill, to go
either one of them but my first choice is as canada has done, voluntary labeling." grassley says he will support a full repeal if necessary. ---- a vast majority of u-s according to a new report from the u-s-d-a.. about 99 percent of farmland are owned by a principle operator and his or her relatives. most are small family farms.. earning less than three hundred 50 thousand dollars in annual gross cash farm income.. in 2014.. those accounted for 90 percent of all u-s farms.. 46 percent of farmland.. and 22 percent of agriculture production.. large-scale family farms earning more than one million dollars were about three farms.. but accounted for 47 percent of the value of production. ---- in the world agriculture supply and demand estimates report.. corn exports are projected 50 million bushels lower.. but u-s corn ending stocks are 25 percent higher..
month.. and livestock.. poultry.. and dairy total meat production are reduced from last month.. and no changes are in hog production.. the hogs and pigs report will come out on december 23.. that will give more insight into pork producers 2016 intentions. ---- that report didn't do much to cattle finally got a sharp bounce.. "i think the grain market cents but corn's been in a 20 cent range for quite some time. the report didn't say a lot." "corn had some bullish momentum going towards it. i think it could cents. but as a speculator i just don't see the possibility of making really any money in this market. the only bullish grain in my opinion is soybean oil. due to the fact of the el nino and the extremely warm weather is hurting the palm production palm oil production." "well, i've been short cattle. still have recommendati on of being short it' up almost limit up today after being down 200 points you
in place. but it's short term, i'm still not bullish cattle so remain short.. but today was just an overdue bounce." "if we start to rally a little higher i'm going to start recommending a short position but the warm weather is very solid. towards expansion. i'm not bullish hogs and i'm looking to sell on any rally as i'm still extremely, and i can't stress this enough extremely bearish livestock and the commodities in general." ---- and that wraps up our show for today.. thanks for joining us on the agribusiness report.. i hope to see you again tomorrow. ---- we'll post a video every day in the agribusiness section of kcrg.com. you'll find it under the news tab. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3:33 oc std dupont is exploring a billion dollar merger with dow chemical, which would eventually lead to three separate companies. first, the all-stock merger would be worth 130 billion dollars. then the plan is for dowdupont to split into three
with focuses on agriculture, materials, and specialty products. climate talks just outside of paris will go for one more day. diplomats are trying to compromise over the cost that each country will take on to fight climate change and shift to clean energy. negotiators from more than 190 countries are working to reach a deal. it would include nations working to reduce man-made carbon emissions, rising seas, and extreme weather caused by humans. a group of singers does more than keep each other in tune. they overcome their differences to find harmony in music and in all walks of life. stay with us. they call themselves the
choir.... the group consists of about 60 people, and it meets every tuesday to practice. friends and family came together to watch the final product last night. kcrg-tv's jill kasparie takes us there... the choir is all here. choir director practicing it's the last quick practice before the show. joel conard and steve dunham are shaking their last-minute nerves. " 21:36:42 i am usually calm and cool until i'm right on the spot." "21:41:11 i try to be in the
when the concert beings - they each have their parts. joel is what's called an inside singer -- steve an outside singer. the big difference - outside singers get to leave, inside singers have to stay. "21:30:25 we don't call ourselves inmates. it's inside singers and outside singers." the men in green are serving time at the iowa medical and classification center in coralville. those in purple are volunteering their time "21:43:05 when we first started a years ago there was a lot of tension, both the inside singers and the outside singers were very nervous." now they say they're more comfortable as they sing holiday songs and songs written by inmates. "21:40:48 each one is powerful in its own way." music isn't the only powerful part of this group - it's the connections they make. "2:33:55 this gives me a connection with people that i wouldn't
helps them but i think the outside singers get more out of it. " a group of insiders and outsiders setting aside their pasts and working together for a "21:35:55 we wear different colored shirts but i think we have an understanding that we are all human beings and we've all made mistakes. " in coralville, jill kasparie, kcrg-tv9 news. the woman who started the group is an associate professor at the university of iowa who was researching music in prison. she says the goal is for participants to learn from each other and to empower inmates to gain skills for successfully re-entering society. university of iowa students weren't happy with the name of an online system. so the university is using the complaints as
some kids in need. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at midday. terror fears in this country are at their highest level since after 9/11. a new poll shows 44- percent of americans think an attack is very likely to happen in the next few months. those concerns may be driving donald trump's recent surge in the race for the republican nomination. abc's megan hughes has details. supers: nats protests/sho w anti-trump signs being at the center of controversy doesn't seem to bother donald trump...brushing off protesters in new hampshire: sot trump: "we've had people talking, i will tell you that." the controversy and terrorism news in recent months have given him a boost--back in late october--ther e were signs he was starting to fade--since then he's jumped 13 points in the same cbs news poll. carly fiorina on cnn's new day: sot fiorina on cnn: "when he
makes another outrageous statement so he starts dominating it again" --statements like a proposal to ban muslims from entering the u-s. new polls show the majority of americans oppose trump's idea, but gop primary voters are split... trump's number one rival in iowa--senator ted cruz has been careful not to publicly attack trump. sot cruz: "the voters are going to make a decision about every candidate." one poll this week shows cruz leading in iowa for the first time-- and in private--in audio obtained by the new york times from a closed door fundraiser--cruz questions trump and ben carson's judgement. gfx "who am i comfortable having their finger on the button? now that's a question of strength, but it's also a question of judgment. and i think that is a question that is a challenging question for both of them." reporter tag: trump has tweeted in response to that new york times recording--sa ying that cruz--shouldn' t make statements behind closed doors to his bosses...it's more fun to
there's a new poll out on the likeability of donald trump. the associated press registered voters think the republican candidate is very or somewhat decisive. at the same time, the poll suggests voters think trump is not compassionat e or honest. called on a u-s. donald trump will be in iowa this evening. at 6-30 tonight, he'll campaign in des moines at the iowa state fairgrounds. the rally is inside the varied industries building. the latest cbs news poll shows trump in first with 35 percent of republican primary support. ben carson is also in iowa. at 12-30, he'll travel to for a town hall meeting. earlier this morning, carson stopped for breakfast at the burlington golf course. right now, carson is in third place in the same cbs news poll. u-s lawmakers are rushing to prevent the
midnight. that's when the last short-term spending bill runs out. yesterday, the senate agreed to extend the deadline 16th. the house is expected to do the same today. might be needed. right now, republicans decide on several issues attached to the bill like- funding gun violence research, and how the government vets syrian refugees. syrian refugees are now in toronto. canadian prime minister justin trudeau greeted 163 refugees as they arrived late last night by a government plane. the newly elected liberal government has a pledge to resettle 25-thousand syrian refugees by the end of february. canada's welcoming to the u-s. rain will be back for the weekend. justin, we're preparing for a lot of rain. the rest of the day will feature quite a few clouds, although some peeks of sun will
through every so often. it'll be mild again
with highs close to 50. a few light showers are possible tonight. for saturday, the first part of followed late. some thunderstorms are also possible with highs in the middle 50s. temperatures will rise saturday night, pushing close to 60 on sunday. it'll be a very wet day with a few thunderstorm s possible early with a pretty steady rain otherwise. by the time the inches looks like a solid bet with some higher amounts possible. or change to some wet snow on monday, accumulation s look minor if anything at all. next week will be cooler with highs eventually returning to the 30s.today: partly to mostly cloudy high: 47-53 winds: se 5-15 alo: 49 dbq: 50 iow: 52 police arrested a woman in utah with the murder of a 3-year old from ottumwa. ottumwa police got an arrest warrent earlier this week, charging
kashenna tucker with murder. they had been investigating wysdom evans' case since the little boy died at uihc in january of 2014. tucker was a guardian for the child at the time. she's in the salt lake county jail on a 500-thousand dollar bond. a facebook post from the johnson county sheriff is sparking conversation about gun control. the post shows part of a gun permit request, and lists the prior offenses of the person who wants the permit. sheriff lonny pulkrabeck says he doesn't want to issue the permit because of all the offenses, but state law says he has to. in 2011, lawmakers changed iowa's gun law from 'may issue' to 'shall issue'. under "may issue," sheriff's could deny gun permits for nearly any reason. "shall issue" allows sheriffs to deny permits only for specific reasons, such as alcoholism, mental illness, or past felony convictions. pulkrabeck says he posted the permit application on facebook to make a point.
like a no gun permit. "its just another glaring not, and i not consider a law abiding citizen." pulkrabeck says he would have to petition for a change in the law to deny such an application. lawmakers will make changes any time soon, but he hopes they will eventually re-evaluate the gun law. today, investigators say they may know where the suspects in the san bernardino terror attack were just before they were killed in a shootout with police. an fbi dive team is searching that area right now, hoping to uncover new clues in the case. abc's marci gonzalez is following the latest developments. supers: pkg script: the fbi - searching this lake - near the scene of last week's terror attack in san bernardino- looking for possible evidence - the killers may have dumped here just after the massacre. sot david bowdich, fbi
leave no stone unturned." this latest effort to uncover more about syed farook and tashfeen malik-as the fbi continues questioning enrique marquez. farook's former neighbor accused of supplying the military-style rifles used in last week's shooting rampage- reportedly told investigators he and farook planned another attack in 2012, then abandoned the plot. sot senator risch: "there had been some arrests immediately adjacent to that right in their area following the first of the funerals for the 14 people killed last week... sot chuck franklin, family friend: "it's just tragic and it's unspeakable today- the fbi is still trying to figure out whether the san bernardino attack was directed by isis. now- authorities are revealing another concern linked to the terror group - saying isis militants overseas now have at least two government passport printing machines... sot john cohen: "if isis has been able to acquire legitimate passports or
create legitimate passports, this would represent a major security risk in the united states." marci gonzalez standup close: "several of the fraudulent passports have already been found in europe- including this one used by one of the suicide bombers who carried out the paris attacks. marci gonzalez, abc news new york." the university of iowa is renaming its information hub for students called isis. the u-i says it's received complaints about the acronym for iowa student information systems. isis is a collection of tools where students can sign up for classes or review financial aid. the complaints started as the terrorist group isis became more well known. officials say they will create a new information system, with a new name. "on social media there were some students that were expressing concern about googling the name isis trying to find the university of iowa isis, and they didn't like the fact that they were typing that name in. " the university of iowa hopes to
sometime next semester. iowa state fans stormed the court at hilton coliseum last night after a last minute win against the hawkeyes. but in that excitement, the des moines register reports columnist randy peterson broke his leg. the hawkeyes traveled to hilton coliseum for the men's basketball game. and although they haven't won at hilton since 2003, they came out on fire. they led at halftime 49 to 35 with iowa's jarrod uthoff getting 30 points in the first half alone. but iowa state made a comeback in the second half, chipping away at the hawkeyes' lead. with just over 21 seconds left in the game, the cyclone's monte morris made the game winning basket for an 83-82 final score. tv-9 caught up with morris after the game. ""george handed me that ball and he said to go win this game. that just shows the character, the type of person georges is and confidence he has in me and my teammates. "
the cyhawk series. the cyclone women will host the hawkeyes tonight starting at seven. the game is on cyclone t-v. one star hawkeye football player is working hard off the field to help kids succeed. running back jordan canzeri has spent the last several months volunteering with the non-profit organization strive for success. canzeri spends his days off helping kids catch up on spelling and reading. he started volunteering to earn credit for a class, but says he continued doing it because of how much the kids inspired him. "it's the kids futures and we tell them that all the time, and they laugh, that okay, well even though i don't to do the school work and it needs to be done, well we tell them, don't do it for the teachers, don't do it for anyone else but yourself because this is something that is going to be huge importance later on down the road. " canzeri is also an active volunteer at the u-i children's hospital. yesterday he and some teammates handed out yellow roses to patients to celebrate the hawkeyes recent
although some peeks of sun will try to come through every so often. it'll be mild again with highs close to 50. a few light showers are possible tonight. for saturday, the first part of the day should be generally dry, followed by scattered showers developing late. some thunderstorms are also possible with highs in the middle 50s. temperatures will rise saturday night, pushing close to 60 on sunday. it'll be a very wet day with a few thunderstorm s possible early with a pretty steady rain otherwise. by the time the rain wraps up monday, one to two inches looks like a solid bet with some higher amounts possible.
or change to some wet snow on monday, accumulation s look minor if be cooler to the 30s.today: partly to mostly cloudy high: 47-53 winds: se 5-15 alo: 49 of showers low: 42-48 winds: s 5-10 alo: 44 dbq: 43 iow: 46 tomorrow: showers/stor ms late high: 52-58 winds: se 5-15 alo: 54 dbq: 55 iow: 57 tomorrow night: showers/storms low: 52-58 winds: se 10-20 alo: 54 dbq: 55 iow: 56 sunday: rain and storms high: 58 - low: 55 monday: chance of rain/snow, windy high:
stars. this is just weeks away from the sag and golden globe awards. jason nathanson takes a look at which films have the best chance of taking home the gold. steve carell didn't fall short when it came to nominations this week. his new film the big short, about the recent financial and housing market collapse, got a lot of sag and golden globe love. before the nods he told me it's great to be a part of the conversation, but he wants attention for the film, not himself i think more importantly that people are seeing it and liking it and talking about it. cause i think it's relevant. it's important. the big short is in select theaters today, it opens wide on christmas. only one new film opens wide this weekend, and that's ron howard's in the heart of the sea. ap-aptn-2100: us globes analysis so now that we have the sag and golden globe award nominations - which film has claimed oscar frontrunner status? variety awards editor tim gray has one suggestion it's kind of hard to make any other predictions, because things seem all over the map right now. but we've got two months until nominations ap-aptn-2100: us star wars auction preview the new star wars hits theaters
today, so it's a perfect time for fans to stock up on collectibles - but this stuff might put you in debt with jabba the hut. today sotheby's is auctioning off 175 lots of star wars stuff - including a 1978 luke skywalker figure in the original packaging that could go for as much 18-grand. should have saved your stuff. and fans of the emmy
winning show transparent - today is a happy day! season 2 hits amazon for your binging pleasure. and that's what's happening in hollywood, i'm jason nathanson, abc news, los angeles. this time of year, many of us take our workout routine inside. show us how to keep your heartrate up as temperatures fall. stay with us.
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in top stories.. police arrested two university of iowa students who they say stole a woman's credit card on a cambus in november. 19-year-old frensua hooker and 18-year-old danyelle patton are charged with multiple counts of credit card theft. officials say they used the money on clothes, food, and a bus ticket! an autopsy may offer answers in the death of waterloo teen, moe sed. a trapper found the 18 year old's body in the cedar river near gilbertville. sed was a junior at waterloo west high school. and you can catch high school girls basketball
evening. center point urbana will host clear creek amana. tip-off is at 7:30. now, one last look at this morning's weather, justin. the rest of the day will feature quite a few clouds, although some peeks of sun will try to come through every so often. it'll be mild again with highs close to 50. a few light showers are possible tonight. for saturday, the first part of the day should be generally dry, followed by scattered showers developing late. some thunderstorms are also possible with highs in the middle 50s. temperatures will rise saturday night, pushing close to 60 on sunday. it'll be a very wet day with a few thunderstorm s possible early with a pretty steady rain otherwise. by the time the rain wraps up monday, one to two inches looks like a solid bet with some higher amounts possible. while a few places may mix with or change to some wet snow on