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plan on a day with a partly to mostly cloudy sky and much less wind. highs will generally range from 40-45 from north to south. while no major systems are in the offing for the next five days, there still remains a small shower chance for late tonight into tomorrow morning. this would drop less than a tenth of an inch of rainfall, if that. it'll also be windy again tomorrow. plan on cooler weather to move in for thursday and friday with temperatures rebounding back well above normal by sunday. next week continues to look unsettled with periodic chances for rainfall and highs surging well back into the upper 40s to lower 50s.today: mostly cloudy high: 40-46 winds: - se 5-15 alo: 42 dbq: 42 iow: 43tonight: isolated showers low: 36-42 winds: se 10-20 alo: 38 dbq: 37 iow: 40tomorrow: isolated am showers, windy high: 40-46 winds: sw 20-30 alo: 42 dbq: 45 iow: 45tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 24-30 winds: w 5-15 alo: 27 dbq: 26 iow: 28 anks kaj. a judge will hear arguments today about whether lawson chadwick's trial should be moved to a different county. chadwick is facing several charges including vehicular homicide in the death of a city worker during a police chase in april. chadwick claims that pre-trial publicity
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linn county. he also says gossip in the community will prejudice potential jurors. police were trying to pull over chadwick in april for registration violation when he drove off. he crashed into a city water division vehicle in the area of 16th avenue and 9th street southwest. stephen cook of palo died in the crash. the city has dedicated two conference rooms in his memory. chadwick's trial is set for march 7th. ames police are trying to find the driver who hit and killed an iowa state student from urbana. police say an officer found 18-year-old emmalee jacobs in the road yesterday morning on the south side of the campus. emergency crews took jacobs to a hospital, where she later died. police believe it was an hit and run because of her injuries. "this morning about that time, it was still dark. it was raining pretty hard at that point and so that could have all played into what happened, but again there's never a reason for someone to
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investigators say they have not found any witnesses and have not made any arrests. police in dubuque are asking for help to find the person who drove through a veteran's memorial, causing 15- thousand dollars in damage. police say sometime on friday night or early saturday morning, someone drove a dark colored s-u-v through the grass and into veteran's memorial plaza on schmitt island. tire tracks show the driver continued toward a set of memorial benches, hitting several and smashing one into pieces. "why would you mess up a veteran's place when they are the ones who got you freedoms and stuff right now? " police say the person responsible could be charged with felony criminal mischief. the dubuque - jo daviess county crime stoppers is offering a one thousand dollar reward in this case. contact dubuque police if you have any information. iowa city police are looking for the man who robbed a kum and go. it happened at 513 south
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yesterday morning. police say the suspect tried to steal a bank bag from someone who was outside the store. the robber then bit a bystander who tried to help. this is a picture of that suspect. he got away, but not with the money. if you have any information, call iowa city area crimestopper s. when you see news, call newsline nine. that number is 319-365-9999. you can also send pictures and videos to newsroom at kcrg dot com. people wanting coverage under the affordable care act to start january 1st need to sign up by today. according to healthcare- dot-gov, the biggest surge in sign-ups comes in the days leading up to the deadline each year. officials say even if you already signed up on the healthcare marketplace last year, you should go back on healthcare-dot-gov and update your information. the fee for those that don't have health insurance is going up in 2016. it's 6-hundred-95 dollars per adult and 3-
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under 18 or two and half percent of your annual household income, whichever is higher. since the beginning of the open enrollment, close to three million people have signed up. some people still have questions about changes to iowa's medicaid system. last night, governor branstad's office held an informational meeting in dubuque. several people in the audience asked staff for clarification on how to sign up for the new privatized program. others said they're nervous their health care providers won't sign an agreement with one of the four companies that will oversee the program. staff says there's a six- month grace period to allow for adjustments after the changes take effect january 1st. a two-year-old wisconsin boy is recovering at the university of iowa hospitals and clinics after nearly dying from a disease doctors called a mystery. liam young has gone through more medical treatments than some people do their entire
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late october. tv9's forrest saunders joins us at the desk this morning. forrest, have doctors figured it out what caused all the trouble? not 100%, but they have a good idea. and if they're right, it's something that could happen to anyone. like any little boy, liam young likes to think his dad is the strongest man in the world.dad, chris young, thinks it's just the opposite: "if i had half the strength of him, i'd be the second strongest man in the world that i knew."that's because little liam has been through a lot since late october. he came down with symptoms a lot like the flu, fever and nausea. things seemed to get better for a moment, but by the weekend liam was still weak. his parents took him to a dubuque hospital. "the doctor, he just came in the room. he looked at liam and looked at me and he was like, 'i already called the helicopter, they're on their way. he's critically ill.'" once liam arrived at uihc, things got worse. he coded and had to be resuscitated. after, liam's heart wasn't getting enough oxygen to the
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body. his liver, kidneys and more were shutting down. liam's skin developed bruises and blisters. his fingers and toes started turning black, many had to be amputated. his doctors were unsure of the cause. "looking back at the charts and talking to our colleagues in pediatrics, it's still a mystery. sometimes you start treatment without a diagnosis."that treatment involved blood transfusions, dialysis, a bunch of antibiotics and more. meanwhile, the bills have pilled up after nearly two months in the hospital. and insurance only goes so far. to help, a relative setup a go fund me page, which at last check has raised near 7- thousand for hospital bills. "it's unknown right now what it's going to be. but i look at the kid and it's worth every penny of it." doctors believe liam is over the worst of it, saying he's in recovery. in the end, they think it was an infection that got out of hand, perhaps after a small cut crossed with common bacteria "we carry them on our skin and in our gi tract. sometimes they just get out of control." the goal is to get liam home
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happy, who says this year his gift was strength given by his son. "every night before we go to bed, i tell liam, when i grow up i just want to be as strong as what you are. he looks at me like, 'ok dad.'" there is a go fund me page, that relatives have setup to help liam's parents pay medical bills. at last check, people have given about $7,000 bucks. you can find that link inside this web story on kcrg dot com. another cool thing, liam is a big fan of trucks. a hashtag has been created called pulling for liam. people have been using it to post pics of their trucks on twitter, which liam has loved checking out. thanks forrest. the waterloo school board set february second for a 47 million dollar vote. the district would usemoney for career and technical education programs in a new 35 million dollar career center. waterloo east and west high schools would also receive six million dollars for renovations. february second is also when
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community school district will vote on a 49 and a half million dollar bond issue. that's the same amount voters narrowly rejected last april. the district has rearranged existing bond debt so property owners would pay a smaller tax increase with this new plan. the money would let the district add classroom space to prairie high school. students at kennedy high school in cedar rapids are getting up to 800 dollars to go shopping, but it's not for themselves. the program, "veteran buddies," helps give christmas gifts to four oaks families and veterans' families. students wrapped up these presents yesterday. earlier this month, they received christmas lists for one or two families. the lists included everything from toys to basic needs, like toilet paper. then the students go shopping with money that comes from anonymous donors. organizers hope the program will give students a new perspective. "it was kinda cool seeing how far you could stretch your money and seeing how much you could actually buy with the amount of cash we got and it was cool last year when the people would come in and you'd actually donate
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enthusiastic they were and how just generally happy they were to receive some gifts." families will pick up their gifts as early as today. and if you want to catch up with more area high school students... you can find high school hoops tonight on kcrg 9- point-2. the cedar rapids washington warriors will host the kennedy cougars in a double header. tip-off for the girls game will be at six, followed by the boys. again, all of that is on kcrg 9-point-2. have you shipped your christmas packages yet? if you haven't, you may not get them there by christmas day without paying a little extra. a typhoon hitting the philippines appears to be weakening, but it caused a lot of damage and killed a person in its path.
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morning! it's ---. stationed in japan. i want to wish my mom, family and friends happy holidays back in iowa and i hope
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plan on a day with a partly to mostly cloudy sky and much less wind. highs will generally range from 40-45 from north to south. while no major systems are in the offing for the next five days, there still remains a small shower chance for late tonight into tomorrow morning. this would drop less than a tenth of an inch of
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be windy again tomorrow. plan on cooler weather to move in for thursday and friday with temperatures rebounding back well above normal by sunday. next week continues to look unsettled with periodic chances for rainfall and highs surging well back into the upper 40s to lower 50s.today: mostly cloudy high: 40-46 winds: - se 5-15 alo: 42 dbq:
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43tonight: isolated showers low: 36-42 winds: se 10-20 alo: 38 dbq: 37 iow: 40tomorrow: isolated am showers, windy high: 40-46 winds: sw 20-30 alo: 42 dbq: 45 iow: 45tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 24-30
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thanks kaj. warmer weather in december may be confusing trees, shrubs and plants in eastern iowa. master gardener larry dawson says early spring-blooming plants in particular may be confused about the season right now. he's spotted lilac bushes beginning to bud, and other plants in his garden starting to push out of the ground. if normal winter temperatures return soon, all that will stop without much harm. "we've got some plants that haven't winter killed yet and
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growth coming up and we're going to see that... plants react to warm weather and temperature more than the calendar." dawson says if the warm spell continues and some plants continue budding, the return of winter could nip those buds and impact flowering when spring actually arrives. still to come this morning, g-o-p candidates are preparing for the final debate before the iowa caucuses. that's coming up next here
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the republican presidential contenders will meet for the fifth and final debate tonight. there will be two debates with the first starting at five and the second at 7:30 - both on cnn. the 13 candidates will have a chance to discuss topics like national security and global terrorism. andrew spencer shows us how candidates are doing going into this
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the last republican debate of the year pits nine candidates against each other, and one issue will likely dominate the questioning. "the key issue, the most important issue facing the country right now, as far as terrorism is concerned, is the aftermath of what happened in paris, san bernardino. these individuals, they want to be president of the united states, the commander-in-chief, and we want...""...to make sure americans know where they stand." donald trump heads in with more support than ever: 41- percent nationally among likely republican voters according to a new monmouth university poll -- leading the next candidate, senator ted cruz -- by 27 points. presidential candidate "we're hearing all these announcers saying, 'well, who's going to take on trump, tonight?' 'who's going to hit trump hardest?'" "bring them on!" presidential candidate "yeah, i would say bring them on. who cares? what difference
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between the republican candidates, as some of them continue to also draw contrast with the other side of the aisle. presidential candidate "i still remain very proud of the field of people we have running: very strong candidates. the way i view it is we could have nine people on the stage, a few of others in the earlier debate -- not a single one of them is a socialist."i'm andrew spencer, reporting saudi arabia has announced a new anti- terror coalition. an announcement published by the state-run saudi press agency said the alliance will fight terrorism "by all means."
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east, asia and africa. it will have a joint operations center in saudi arabia's capital. typhoon melor has weakened as it crosses over the central philippines. but it left one man dead and a lot of areas without power. 730-thousand people evacuated before melor hit. the government weather bureau says the typhoon is packing wind gusts of up to 106 miles per hour. it's expected to weaken to a tropical storm by tomorrow. now for a quick check on your weather with
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stay with tv9. it's . now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... plan on a day with a partly to mostly cloudy sky and much less wind. highs will generally range from 40-45 from north to south. while no major systems are in the offing for the next five days, there still remains a small shower chance for late tonight into tomorrow morning. this would drop less than a tenth of an inch of rainfall, if that. it'll also be windy again tomorrow. plan on cooler weather to move in for thursday and friday with
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back well above normal by sunday. next week continues to look unsettled with periodic chances for rainfall and highs surging well back into the upper 40s to lower 50s.today: mostly cloudy high: 40-46 winds: - se 5-15 alo: 42 dbq: 42 iow: 43tonight: isolated showers low: 36-42 winds: se 10-20 alo: 38 dbq: 37 iow: 40tomorrow: isolated am showers, windy high: 40-46 winds: sw 20-30 alo: 42 dbq: 45 iow: 45tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 24-30 winds: w 5-15 alo: 27 dbq: 26 iow: 28 here's richard bacon and reena ninan with america's money. hey there, good morning, topping "america's money," a christmas deadline at the post office. >> today is the last day to mail packages so they'll be there by christmas eve with no what charge. december 19th is the deadline for first class mail. the 21st is the last day for priority. >> 15.5 pieces of mail will be sent this year. coming to store shelves next year, organic gatorade, pepsi, the maker, isn't saying exactly when it will be available. what were americans reading
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u-i-h-c doctors are trying to figure how to treat a mystery disease a has. donald trump is polling his highest going into tonight's final debate. two new fire stations town. good tuesday morning, it's five o'clock on december " first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara
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