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with the public growing anxious about his plan to destroy isis, president obama says the u.s. led military coalition is hitting the militant group 'harder than ever.' but iowa republican senator joni ernst has her own idea how to battle terrorists.. kcrg t-v nine washington correspondent kellie meyer reports that some members of congress aren't on the same page as president obama. some members of congress are criticizing the president's plans. senators joni ernst and lindsey graham are requesting the use of military force. while some senate sherrod brown say boots on the ground aren't the answer. calls the president's address monday a missed opportunity. ernst: "our president needs to admit that we have a problem with isis, and he is track: she believes we need a comprehensive strategy along with action. that's why she is a cosponsor on a measure requesting the use of military force against isis. sot:
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track: senate democrats don't think the answer is more war.. sherrod: "the same people that got us in that war in for months have said we should have boots on the ground." brown ananothers have their owow series of from the federal level with strengthenin g the visa waiver program to the local level, empowering resources and be trained to disrupt any of terrorist plans." kellie tag: brown tells me they support air strikes but believe it is local forces on ultimately have to end the fight. ernssays she'll legislation but with thhouse wrapping up this week and senate looks like that will have to wait until after the washington, i'm kellie meyer. the bill ernst is co- sponsoring still needs and the house before going to president obama. the nation's two largest school systems received threats of an attack today - forcing one
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loloangeles school leaears say they cancelled classes at all public schools out of an "abundance of caution." but new york's schools remained threats. "this was a very generic piece of writing sent to a number of different places simultaneously, that suggest that it's not plausible." "it is very easy in hindsight to criticize a decision based on results that the decider could have never known." the threat in given the deadly attack in neighboring san chances. university of iowa president bruce harreld has apologized for saying instructors who aren't ready t teach their clclses should be shot. harreld wrote in an email that his statement to was "an unfortunate off-the-ff remark." he says he's used the comment in manynyorums previously without drawing
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remark "irresponsible and unprofessional." but a union representing graduate students calls harreld's remark a threat. the union contends it also violates university policy. the graduate students say harreld should resign. the state tonight. a few isolated showers could form ahead of the front, with that chance continuing through the morning hours of our wednesday. the biggest change we find is a wind shift bringing a strong southwest wind around to the west. cooler weather is the result for a couple of days, as highs fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s the forecast to start christmas week. tonight: isolated showers low: 36-42 winds: se 10-20tomorrow: isolated am showers, windy high: 40-46 winds: sw 20-30
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a head on crash involving a pickup and a semi killed an iowa city man earlier today. the iowa state patrol says it before 11-30 this morning. troopers say 43-year-old johnny bagwell, junior of marengo was driving south on highway 151 about a half mile north of amana. they say he crossed the center line and collided with a northbound semi truck. the medical examiner pronounced bagwell dead at the scene. the crash closed highway 151 for several hours. a nevada man with ties to eastern iowa is accusing the iowa state patrol of illegally taking his things during a traffic stop. and it happened friday, the se day the iowa supreme court ruled against police seizing cash or other materials s om drivers when they're not facing charges for related crimes.
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joins us with more. dave, are there similarities with the case decided by the state high court? bruce, tim callahan of reno, nevada thinks there are and he's hoping to use that case to get back computers and electronics an officer seized friday. the case against robert pardee, decided by the court, hinged on an officer taking extra time during a routine traffic stop to bring in a drug dog without good suspicion of a drug crime. callahan, who was on his way to the cedar rapids- area to visit his mother, was stopped for going 62 in a 55 mile per hour zone near council bluffs. llahan says the statattrooper wrote a ticket and then made him and a passenger wait for a drug dog. when the dog allegedly "hit" for an illegal substance, the patrol searched his vehicle. but when the search turned up no drugs, police still kept computers and other property in the car. "i was shocked, i couldn't imagine what gave him the right to do that. there has to be
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prprperty like that. " callahan says he hired a lawyer in council bluffs who filed a motion in court monday to get the property back and squash any search warrant search. the nevada man says he only learned about the day, on another seizure cash, after he started investigating what to do to get his property back. callahan admits he served time on a federal marijuana conspiracy charge in iowa back in the 1990's. and he e nders if the officer got that information during the traffic stop. he's also asked the iowa chapter of the american civil liberties union for help and intends to pursue a civil case against the state for seizing his laptop, phones and ototr property. bruce? thanks, dave. republican presidential hopefuls are preparing for tonight's g-o-p debate in las vegas. it's their last of the year, and
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are hoping for a breakout moment. donald trump will be center stage again. he tops the latest abc news/washington post poll with 38 percent support. but m trouble in the critical state of iowa. "the more significant confrontation you could see is between ted cruz and marco rubio over the substance of ted cruz's national security and foreign policy positions." the other candidates are hoping the debate will give them a boost and keep them in the race until the iowa caucuses. c-n-n is sponsoring tonight's debate, which starts at 7-30. a new quinnipiac university poll out today shows hillary clinton leading bernie sanders 51 to 40 percent. the poll of likely iowa democratic caucus goers shows martin o'malley with 6 percent support. clinton has an almost 2 to 1 lead among women voters over sanders. but men back sanders 52 to 39 percent. the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points. developers in ononeastern iowa
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there need more housing options. we have the results of a study county officials conducted to determine what to build, coming up.
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switch to u.s. cellular and get 15 gigs of data for just $70. plus $400 in promo cards. we have a cold front approaching the state could form ahead of the front, with that chance continuing rough the morning hours of our wednesdada the biggest change we find is a wind shift bringing a strong southwest wind around to the west.
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a couple of ys, as highs fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s through friday. more rain is in the forecast to start christmas week. tonight: isolated showers low: 36-42 winds: se 10-20tomorrow: isolated am showerr windy high: 40-46 winds: sw 20-30tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 24-30 winds: w 10-20thursday: mostly cloudy high: 34 - low: 27 friday: mostly clouou high: 29 - low: 21 saturday:
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high: 36 - low: 18 sunday: ineasing clouds high: 47 - low: 28 monday: chance of showers high: 46 - low: 37 tuesday: chance of
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thanks joe. now here's mark carlson with a look at what you'll see tonight on kcrg t-v nine news at six. " some people in iowa cy feel the city is lacking in number of things like baseball field, softball diamonds, tennis courts, even things like pickle ball. coming up tonight at six we'll take a look at a new initiative by the city and new eort to possibly add these facilities on the east side of town. " an investment firmrmays the city of coralville's bonds are high risk. why moody's lowered the city's bond rating and what that could mean for people living there is coming up.
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on iowa farmland values. the results of a new iowa state university study are coming up... here on t-v nine.
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blow. moody's investors service has lowered its bond rating for the cit a bond rating affects a city's ability to borrow and the cost of borrowing. moody's has given coralville a b-a-a 3 rating. that's the lowest investment grade debt rating. moody's cited the city's high debt profifi and liabilities. those include ownership of
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arts center, officials say they're working to improve the city's credit profile. an iowa state university survey says farmland values have declined for a second year in a row. the survey shows iowa farmland values year. the report says farmlmld values dropped to a statewide average of about 76-hundred dollars an acre. that's down from,a peak of 87-hundred dollars per acre in 2013. the researcher says stagnant commodity ices and declining farm income means values soon. but he says they're still almost 14 percent highethan 2011 values. values dropped in all counties except allamakee, clayton, and dubuque. a temporary homeless shelter in iowa city has picked up right where it left it's full. last night was the first night of operation for the temporary emergency shelter
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this year the shelter is inside an empty office building it provides an emergency place for people to stay who can't or won't stay at the city's only other facility for the homeless, the shelter house. the operators say st night they near c cacity. the temporary shelter will remain open through mid-march. several rural counties in iowa are struggling to maintain their populations. but they also need more housing. we'll explain why, coming up. and the cedar rapids city council says farewell to monica vernon. stay with your 24 hour
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economic developers in jackson county say there's a big need for more places for people to live in that coununy. county officials recently
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how to get developers to consider building projects there. kcrg-tv9s katie wiedemann reports, they say they discovered unusual twist. the study reveled although the populations of the jackson county has dropped, the number of homes needed here has increased. the study examined the housing needs in the cities of maquoketa, bellevue, miles and preston in jackson county. according to that study, more single people are living in homes by themselves, as opposed to entire families living in homes. economic development director dave heiar says that can be attributed to the aging population. many elderly single people are living alone in their homes. he says that means the county could likely use more senior housing facilities. he also say the county needs to do more to help attract younger families to the communities. and first and foremost, those families will need a place to live. "i think we need to be looking at more than one option. it's
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prong type of solution. so som of it might be to look at some type of grants that be available to do housing rehab. " heiar says east of here in preston, iowa where about one thousand people live, there are currently empty zero lots available. there are homes for sale. but no lots where someone can build a new house. in jackson county, katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 news. cedar rapids city council member monica vernon said farewell just before the final city coununl meeting of the year today. a reception honored vernon who joined the council in 2008. that was the year of the flood in cedar rapids, and vernon says that disaster willll remain an important part of her time on the council. working with people. "that's my best accomplishment. getting diverse people to t t table to solve problems and move forward. and i think we have" vernon did not run for re-election to the council last month. instead she's concentratin g on her bid for congressiona l seat. she's hoping to win the democratic nomination to face incumbent republican rod blum next fall.
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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. now here's a look at some of what you'll see at 5:30 on a-b-c.
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city. but this one would include more than just your typical sports. and we'll fact check one of hillary clinton's latest ads - this one on government profit and student loans. see you at 6. tonight at 6. tonight at ten. hey! this holiday, u.s. cellular's giving you 15 gigs of data for just $70! but i i nted a pony. [ gasps ] you're getting data. pony-sized data?
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15 gigs of good, strong data you can actually use because it works in the middle of anywhere. i'd d ke $100! you're getting $400 in promo cards! yes! switch to u.s. cellular and get 15 gigs of data for just $70. plus $400 in promo cards. died today when his pickup collided head-on with a semi. the state patrol says 43-year-old johnny bagwell junior crossed the center line this morning. it happened on highway 151 about a half mile north of amana. iowa republican senator join ernst is criticizing president obama's plans to fight isis. she and south carolina senator lindsey graham are requesting the use of military troops. ernst says she will keep pushing her legislation after
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recess. a man from nevada says an iowa state patrol trooper illegally searched his vehicle and seized his belongings. the man says it happened when the trooper pulled him over for speeding in western iowa. we'll have more on these top stories coming up on the tv nine news at six. let's go back to joe now for a final look at tonight's forecast. we have a cold front approaching the state tonight. a few isolated showers could form ahead of the front, with that chance continuing through the morning hours of our wednesday. the biggest change we find is a wind shift bringing a strong southwest wind around to the west. cooler weather is the result for a couple of days, as highs fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s through friday. more rain is in the forecast to start christmas week. tonight: isolated showers low: 36-42 winds: se 10-20tomorrow: isolated am showers, windy high: 40-46
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