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source, this is the kcrg-tv9 saturday morning news. good morning and thanks for joining us. we begin with first alert storm team meteorologis t britley ritz. thanks britley. significant rain has moved into area, especially the northwest portion. a issued for hardin, story, marshall, tama, black hawk, and grundy county until 8 am. rivers and creeks are remember, if you see are roadway don't drown". rain will continue dropping 1 to 3 inches and potentially higher amounts are possible. record rainfall amounts will be broken. temperatures are also very mild today. we will start off in the upper 50s this morning and continue to rise
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the race for the g-o-p presidential nomination is switching course here in iowa. a new des moines register poll released yesterday shows texas senator ted cruz leading longtime front-runner donald trump. cruz sits 10 points higher at 31 percent, in this poll of a little more than 400 iowa republicans. trump is still in 2nd place, with 21 percent support. dr. ben carson, who once held
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now in 3rd place with 13 percent. florida senator marco rubio runs in 4th place. he is the only other candidate in the field of 13 who is in the double digits, with 10 percent support. cruz has gained momentum over the past 30 days. last weekend in cedar rapids, he acknowledge d that jump in the polls. cruz believed more conservatives are choosing him now, after evaluating other candidates. though donald trump sits in second place in iowa, he's still out in front in many national polls. new jersey governor chris christie is still far behind trump in the g-o-p field. yesterday, he attributed trump's national lead to constant media coverage. "75 million of free airtime for donald trump so far and people wonder why he is ahead in the polls - you keep talking about him and that is what is gonna happen. " that was christie in new hampshire. christie also defended trump saying he's not hateful or a bigot. " people in crowd. bernie says
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prison reform and social justice were the top issues at a town hall meeting for bernie sanders in anamosa. yesterday, sanders started a two-day campaign across eastern iowa at strawberry hill elementary school. sanders talked about de-criminalizing marijuana, and putting more resources into education and less into prisons. sanders also made stops in clinton, dubuque, and waterloo. this morning at 11, sanders will attend a service at mount carmel baptist church in waterloo. then around 2:15, he'll head to mount vernon for a round table discussion with veterans. at 3, he'll speak at cornell college, also in mount vernon. that's in the campus gymnasium. hillary clinton is also returning to eastern iowa this week. she's hosting a town hall meeting on wednesday at the old brick church in iowa city. today, hollywood actor and director tony goldwyn is campaigning on clinton's behalf.
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abc's scandal. he'll be helping out with canvass kick-off events in.... cedar rapids, iowa city, and in bettendorf. world leaders from 200 nations have accepted a global deal to end climate change. yesterday, paris presented the "paris agreement". the deal aims to keep global temperatures from rising another one degree celcius between now and year 2100. it also seeks to limit the amount of greenhouse gases humans produce to levels that trees, soil, and oceans can absorb naturally. right now, individual governments need to ratify the deal before it can take affect. president obama has acknowledged the agreement isn't perfect. " negotiations that involve nearly 200 nations are always challenging. even if all the initial targets set in paris are met, we'll only be part of the way there when it comes to reducing carbon from the atmosphere, so we cannot be complacent because of today's
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solved because of this accord. " the 55 countries that have yet to ratify the deal, account for about 55 percent of the world's global carbon emissions. marching for change.... some iowan's are taking to the streets of iowa city, to make sure their voices are heard
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area, especially the northwest portion. a flash flood warning has been issued for hardin, story, marshall, tama, black hawk, and grundy county until 8 am. rivers and creeks are starting to rise quickly. remember, if you see are roadway covered in water, "turn around don't drown". rain will continue throughout the entire day, dropping 1 to 3 inches and potentially higher amounts are possible. record rainfall amounts will be broken. temperatures are also very mild today. we will start off in the upper 50s this morning and continue to rise
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thanks britley. chocolate joy is spreading
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it's the national day for a drink that's hundreds of years old...and best enjoyed when it's cold outside.
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... two months ago, north dakota state defeated uni 31-28 at the fargodome. two years ago in fargo, it was another close loss for uni, 24-23. today, the panthers were hoping to pull off the upset in the fcs quarterfinals . ... ndsu is the 4-time defending national champion, there's their head coach chris klieman... used to be on mark farley's staff ... first drive for the panthers, aaron bailey play-action, throws it up and brandon smith hauls it in for the 25-yard touchdown... that's just his 3rd reception of the season... panthers lead
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7... watch deiondre hall strip the ball away and jared farley recovers for uni... that's why hall was named the conference defensive player of the year ... it would lead to this michael schmadeke 32-yard field-goal...panther s go up 10-7 ... their defense was spectacular in the first half, tripoli native karter schult comes up with another sack... uni would lead 10-7 at the break ... but on the opening kickoff of the 2nd half, bruce anderson finds the lane... it looks he spins and breaks free... he goes 97 yards for the touchdown... bison go up 14-10 ... 4th quarter, same score, two-possession game with this 4-yard touchdown... ndsu up 21-10 ... uni quickly drove down the field and settled for a 23-yard field-goal from schmadeke... panthers trail 21-13 ... their defense made a stand, so last chance for the uni offense... but
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for the safety... panther season comes to an end as ndsu wins 23- 13... scott westerberg has more from fargo in a game that came down to just a few plays the argument could be made these are the two best team left in the postseason. coach farley and the panthers didn't disagree. "i felt like these two teams were the two best teams. somebody asked me earlier in the week if we had the best team. i knew the two best teams were playing this week. i didn't say it, but i felt the two best teams in the field were playing today." "north dakota state obviously has a great team. the rest of the teams in the field are great too, but i feel like the game today was like a title bout, like a heavyweight fight." "coach farley talks about what uni football means to you. you sit there as a freshman and say, 'ok, that's a head coach just saying some stuff' and as the year goes on and now in my senior year you really understand what the program means to you, and it means something to me and deiondre and the rest of the seniors for the rest of our lives."
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had. it was a great run. off but the seniors played great. those are lifetime brothers." "if you were in the locker room you could see it on the faces of the seniors, the juniors, all the people in there. we were going for one goal and it hurts. it's like a stab to the heart that it ended up this way." uni's season ends with seven straight wins and a trip to the quarterfinals. the panthers bring back nine starters on offense, but the defense has some big holes to fill. from fargo, scott westerberg tv9 sports. ... thank you scott... let's go to the division 2 football semi-finals ... west georgia taking on northwest missouri state... 4th quarter... that is iowa city regina grad george sehl with the catch and taking in 64 yards to the house for norhwest missouri state... northwest missoursi state will play for the national championship next week versus shepherd university. ... solon tight end jacob coons has committed to the university of iowa... he's
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pounds... he caught 10 passes for 233 yards and 3 spartans... he's the 4th verbal commitment class. ... the uni men's basketball team was on the east coast on tuesday, now they're on the west side of the country taking on new mexico. ... we go to the pit, first time these two teams have ever met ... uni leads the missouri valley conference with 78 three- that trend going as linn-mar grad matt bohannon nails a three gives it to iowa city west grad wyatt lohaus... beautiful arc it's paul jesperson finding an open look and hitting a three had some threes of their own as anthony mathis plays a little string music... new mexico goes on to win 76 to 57 ... men's college basketball, wartburg at mount mercy ... the mustangs put a lot of pressure on the mustangs... they get the steal off the trap and chris ford finishes with the layup for two of his 17 points
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picker... he hustles the other way and lays it in... he also had 17 points... that puts the mustangs up 24-16 ... wartburg tries to find a spark... western dubuque grad nick webber drives, banks it in and he gets the foul... knights down by six ... but the mustangs respond as c.j. parker hits the 3-ball corner pocket... mount mercy wins 85-75 ... the wartburg women were also in action at cornell ... 1st quarter action, diamond boyd splits the wartburg d and she lays it in for two points... little bit later, boyd attacks the inside again... she had a team-high 22 points for the rams ... but wartburg was on fire from three-point land... bobbie burrows buries the three off the inbounds pass... she had 14 points ... closing seconds of the first quarter, the kickout to linn-mar grad kristie sommer and she beats the buzzer... wartburg had 12 3-pointers and wins 75-62 ... linn-mar grad marcus paige made history today as north carolina took on texas
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sticks the landing on that three-pointer... he's now tied as the school's all-time 3-pointers leader with shammond williams at 233 ... but just a little later, marcus left wide open for three... he breaks the record... big congrats to him... he finished with 20 points tonight ... welcome back, in high school wrestling, nine teams took part in the five seasons dual at cedar rapids kennedy. ... let's go to the championship round between prairie and alburnett... remember, prairie coach kane thompson used to be the head coach at alburnett ... prairie jumped out to a huge lead... 106, conrad braswell nearly gets the fall at the end of the 3rd period... but he still wins the match 15-4 to give the hawks a 28-6 lead ... alburnett tries to collect some points... 120, ben moyer with the fall to give the pirates six points... they still trail 31- 12 ... at 132, number one ranked sam uthoff pins his opponent in the first period to help prairie win the five seasons dual, 40-34 ... college wrestling, iowa
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wyoming in their big 12 opener ... 133, earl hall taking on p.t. garcia... hall gets the takedown as he stays inbounds... he won by major decision, 14-4 ... fast forward to bear hugs benjamin stroh and takes him down... nearly gets the pin, but still gets the back 14 ... to the ice, roughriders hosting omaha... abdelkader dropping the puck tonight ... 1st period, omaha gets on the board first, as mitch perrault's shot finds its way through traffic and into the net... lancers go up 1-0 ... the roughriders try to respond in the closing seconds of the first period on the power-play... but zackarias skog stopped all those shots... roughriders fall 4-1 ... indoor soccer, rampage hosting milwaukee ... 3rd quarter, rampage were on the power-play and had some decent chances to score being down 3-1... but milwaukee wave goalkeeper matt eisold made a couple of good saves... the rampage come close, but still fall 8-6
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area, especially the northwest portion. a flash flood warning has been issued for hardin, story, marshall, tama, black hawk, and grundy county until 8 am. rivers and creeks are starting to rise quickly. remember, if you see are roadway covered in water, "turn around don't drown". rain will continue throughout the entire day, dropping 1 to 3 inches and potentially higher amounts are possible. record rainfall amounts will be broken. temperatures are also very mild today. we will start off in the upper 50s this morning and continue to rise into the low 60s by
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when it's cold...nothing beats when it's cold...nothing beats a cup of hot cocoa.
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according to the national day calendar, it is believed the first chocolate beverage was created by the mayans. cocoa is made from the dried, fermented seeds of the cacao tree--and used to make cocoa powder. fancy self balancing hoverboards can be seen just about everywhere these days. but one ohio mom has a warning for parents who are considering buying the futuristic skate board. she says the charger for her son's monorover hoverboard caught fire, even though the machine wasn't attached at the time. the charger started smoking and the family had to throw it outside to keep everyone safe. the family has sent an email to the monorover company, but say they haven't heard back. the u-s
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product safety commission is investigating at least 10 reports of hoverboard fires. good morning from
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national debate over gun control. some iowans remember one tragic event in u-s history, as they work to end gun violence. and an eastern iowa teenager's long-time wish becomes reality. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is the kcrg-tv9 saturday morning news. but first, meteorologis t britley ritz has your first alert forecast, britley... significant rain has moved into the tv 9 viewing area, especially the northwest portion. a flash flood warning has been issued for hardin, story, marshall, tama, black hawk, and grundy county until 8 am. rivers and creeks are starting to rise quickly. remember, if you see are roadway covered in water, "turn around don't drown". rain will continue throughout the entire day, dropping 1 to 3 inches and
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amounts are possible. record rainfall amounts will be broken. temperatures are also very mild today. we will start off in the upper 50s this morning and continue to rise into the low 60s by mid-morning. thanks britley. nearly 3 years ago, a shooter killed 20 children and 6 educators at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut. monday will be the first time that tragic date - december 14th - will fall on a school day in newtown. across the nation, many people are wearing orange this weekend to remember those victims and protest gun violence.
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mccarthy shows us why some eastern iowans hope their voices will lead to change. these are the names.. avielle richman, benjamin wheeler, allison wyatt, dawn hochsprung." and stories.. 32:26 "charlotte bacon was six years old, she wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up." of victims of a shooting so sad, for leslie pettie, it's still hard to comprehend. her writing.. 32:13 "how could anyone be so merciless?" ..she says helps. she's not the only one using her voice. 02:25 "we walk today to remember all those who are victims of, survivors of, and witness to gun violence. we walk today because that list is achingly, horribly long." a long line of orange wove from a downtown iowa city library
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chanting steps one mom says are for sandy hook. 13:11 "i have three young children and i very much saw their faces in the faces of those children. anyone who was watching from the sideline said this is it, i have to get involved." something she felt so strongly, she couldn't stay silent. she's part of a group called moms demand action. they want gun legislation reform and ultimately to end gun violence. a goal she fights for with her children in mind, saying tragedy can happen here. these lock down drills for an active shooter and it creates a lot of fear for the kids, to have to imagine that scenario and be preparing for that is traumatic. i think we'd all like to where that's not a reality for our kids." that's why people here say today.. "jack pinto, age 6. these names.. their stories.. "on the last day she would ever attend school, she wore a new pink dress and her favorite pair of boots." kcrg-tv9 news. aircare took an edgewood woman
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after her car ran into a manure spreader. the iowa state patrol says 74-year-old verna lenth tried to swerve to avoid a tractor on gunder road near postville on friday night. they say her vehicle ran into it, sending her into oncoming traffic. she ended up colliding with an s-u-v. air med flew lenth to a hospital in la crosse, wisconsin. just to the west, air care took another woman to the hospital, after a crash near clermont. the state patrol says 30-year-old lacey nagel of waukon hit a deer on highway 18, causing her to enter the opposite lane of traffic. her car collided head-on with an s-u-v driven by 58-year-old susan roberts. air care took roberts to a la crosse, wisconsin hospital. a driver in downtown cedar rapids damaged a car and the side of a building. last night, police responded to a crash near 8th avenue and 6th street southeast a little before 7. officers say a man drove
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and then smashed into the side of a building. as you can see, the car is about halfway through the front door of that building. the driver of the car initially hit was not hurt. an ambulance took the driver of the other car that went into the building to the hospital with minor injuries. officials say a man tried assaulting a police officer, after he stole food from a grocery store in cedar falls. investigators say a man charged at a police officer in the college square manor parking lot, near hy-vee. cedar falls police went to the store after 6 saturday morning. they got a report that 33-year-old michael myers was stealing food and had assaulted two people inside the store. home and investigators say myers rushed the officer as he was getting out of his patrol car. the officer subdued myers with a taser. myers is now facing robbery and assault charges. an iowa supreme court ruling will limit state patrol troopers and
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conduct vehicle searches without warrants. the des moines register reports the court came to a 5-2 decision on friday. the ruling came in the case of robert pardee, who is fighting to get back more than 33- thousand dollars a trooper seized during a 20-12 search. troopers found small amounts of marijuana, but pardee was never charged. the trooper searched the car because it appeared 'lived-in'. the nation-wide average for a gallon of gas has dropped to 2 dollars and 2 cents. that's down 58 cents from this time last year. triple-a expects that average to fall below 2 dollars in the next few days. south carolina has the cheapest gas, at 1 dollar, 79 cents. we have similar prices here in eastern iowa. california has the highest prices, at 2 dollars, 65 cents. today, an eastern iowa teenager is reliving a big surprise! yesterday, 14-year-old
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thought she was going to clarke university to discuss her wish with the "make a wish foundation". little did she know, she would walk into this .... she always wanted a flash mob, and the organization granted that wish, along with a trip to disney world. more than 100 people showed up to dance and cheer. sarah's classmates and members of a "jazzercise" studio made up the group. she said the surprise made her feel incredibly happy. "it was shocking, i've always seen that stuff on tv and i never thought that it would happen to me." her family will leave for disney world after christmas. investigators are still looking for evidence in the wake of the san bernardino shootings... and this weekend several funerals are being held for the victims of the massacre. a donation from one person is helping out
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meteorologist britley ritz joins weather wise question. significant rain has moved into the tv 9 viewing area, especially the northwest portion. a flash flood warning has been issued for hardin, story, marshall, tama, black hawk, and and creeks are starting to rise quickly. remember, if you see are roadway covered in water, "turn around don't drown". rain will continue throughout the entire day, dropping 1 to 3 inches and potentially higher amounts are possible. record rainfall amounts will be broken. temperatures are also very mild today. we will start off in the upper 50s this morning and continue to rise into the low 60s by
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thanks britley. officials are releasing more
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about the man accused of trying to burn down a your 24 hour
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responsible for trying to burn down a mosque in california. 23-year-old carl dial, jr. is in police custody. investigators arrested him on suspicion of committing a hate crime, arson, and burglary. on friday, people saw flames at the islamic center of palm springs. firefighters contained them to the mosque lobby, but smoke damaged other parts of the building. the mosque's acting imam is now speaking with his board to see if he will need a new
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"well, it's a physical building and the truth is, we can worship anywhere. we can worship in the parking lot if we so desire. the building just offers us protection from the elements and a symbol of the fact that we're here. we are a people of resolve and i'm absolutely sure we're going to pick up the pieces and fix the building and move on." " right now, dial jr. is being held on 150-thousand dollars bail. state officials are still investigating. that california mosque is just 75 miles away from the site of a mass shooting carried out by a county employee and his wife, who pledged her support to isis. today, investigators say they have ended the search for a hard drive belonging to the shooters. divers searched underwater in a small lake in san bernardino for three days. the f-b-i isn't releasing if they recovered any items. officials received a tip on thursday on the shooters syed farook and tashfeen malik. investigators have said the
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emails, cell phones, and other items at their home. funerals are being held this weekend for victims of the san bernardino shooting. a step-father of one of the victims couldn't afford to visit his daughters funeral. cary eatmon raised 27- year-old sierra clayborn from age two. but he was able to attend her funeral thanks to a muslim doctor in california, who donated around 200 thousand dollars to him and families of the 13 other victims. " reporter "a couple days ago this didn't seem possible." "i didn't know, absolutely you know but you know it's enough to get there." " clayborn's funeral was put on hold, until her step-father was able to make the trip. the leaders of 200 nations have pledged to try and slow down climate change. the countries reached the first-ever global pact to fight climate change, while at a conference in paris. the agreement aims to keep global temperatures from rising another degree celsius, between
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and the year 2100. u-s secretary of state john kerry says the deal is a victory for the world. "the world has come together around an agreement that will empower us to start a new path for our planet, a smart and responsible path, a sustainable path. " the nations also pledged to limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same level that trees and soil can naturally absorb. we'll take another look at your first alert forecast, next. stay with tv9.
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back now to today's top stories. democratic presidential candidates are making an aggressive campaign swing through the state. senator bernie sanders is visiting a church service in waterloo this morning. the he heads to mount vernon, to speak at cornell college this afternoon. hillary clinton will be in iowa city on wednesday speaking at the old brick church on the university of iowa campus. a group of iowans are protesting recent gun violence. yesterday, eastern iowans wore orange as they walked in downtown iowa city to remember the children and teachers killed in the sandy hook shootings three years ago. they are advocating for legislative gun reform.
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significant rain has moved into the tv 9 viewing area, especially the northwest portion. a flash flood warning has been issued for hardin, story, marshall, tama, black hawk, and grundy county until 8 am. rivers and creeks are starting to rise quickly. remember, if you see are roadway covered in water, "turn around don't drown". rain will continue throughout the entire day, dropping 1 to 3 inches and potentially higher amounts are possible. record rainfall amounts will be broken. temperatures are also very
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good morning, america. breaking overnight, ted is cruising, the candidate surging ahead of donald trump, leading in a brand-new poll in the key state of iowa. >> "the des moines register" is the worst. they are the worst. >> trump blasting the paper that did the survey, but just weeks
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