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28th. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... heavy snow and sleet will be moving across the area today. combine this with strong, gusty wind and we are flat out in the midst of a strong winter storm. snow totals are generally going to be in the 9-12" range in many areas with drifts of several feet. travel will be very dangerous as the day goes on, especially in rural areas with the falling snow and strong wind creating the lowest visibility. this system will wrap up by mid-evening, with slowly falling temperatures into tuesday. given the fresh snow in the area, we'll likely wind up seeing some pretty cold air as well with single digit lows by the end of the week. stay safe!today: heavy snow/sleet, windy high: 29-35 winds: ne 25-35+ alo: 29 dbq: 32 iow: 32---------------------- ---------------------------- tonight: snow likely early low: 22-28 winds: ne 15-25 alo: 22 dbq: 27 iow: 26---------------------- ---------------------------- tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 24-30 winds: "" alo: 25 dbq: 28 iow: 29 thanks kaj. the iowa state patrol is
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few helpful tips when dealing with rough winter weather. trooper wonders says drivers should stay home unless it's an absolute emergency. if you do need to get out make sure you drive slow and have warm winter wear in your vehicle. with parts of eastern iowa expected to see both snow and ice, he says drivers need to take even more precaution. """the main difference between snow and ice is just being able to see the ice, and a lot of times people are taken off guard and surprised by the ice on the road that they can't see and get over confident with their speed." " iowa is not the only place in the country dealing with rough weather. texas has been
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tornadoes and flooding, which has left at least 11 people dead. late saturday, severe storms and tornadoes tore through parts of dallas, with winds traveling between 150 to 200 miles per hour. that's according to the national weather service. the storm blew off roofs, mangled vehicles, downed power lines, and toppled trees. areas like garland and rowlett took the brunt of the storm. one survivor remembers the long moments he spent with his family hiding from the storm. " "that sound. i just can't get that sound out of my head....to hear wood buildings cracking, ripping stuff up. all we could do was run to the closet and pray, you know?" " at least 11 people were killed -- some along interstate 30. that's where police say cars may have been thrown from the road. cedar rapids police are investigating a shooting after an injured man showed up at a hospital. officers responded to a report of gunfire around 5:45 yesterday evening in
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5th avenue southeast. they did not find a victim in the area. police were later called to a nearby hospital, where a man showed up with a gunshot wound. police believe the man is expected to be ok. waterloo police are still investigating an incident of gunshots, but a victim isn't fully cooperating. officers say a man went to allen hospital with a gunshot wound around 2 a-m yesterday. police say the man is expected to survived. but investigators he's not cooperating with them. authorities aren't certain where the shooting took place. chicago police are facing questions after another officer- involved shooting over the weekend. the police department says an officer responded to a domestic disturbance call early saturday morning. that's when he fired a weapon, killing 55- year-old bettie jones and 19-year-old quintonio legrier. police say a combative person confronted the officer, leading to the shooting. they say jones was accidentally hit. family members and supporters are blaming the police department for bad leadership. " something just needs to be
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daily, and i would grieve for other mothers, other family members, and now today i'm grieving myself. when do it come to an end? i mean, when do we get answers? " the officer will be on administrative duty for 30 days, while an independent investigation is conducted. 4 people face charges in cedar falls after a series of home burglaries over the weekend. police say ny'jawon alexander, corion pursley, jacane campbell and a 17-year-old to break into 4 homes between 5 and 6:30 yesterday morning. stopping a vehicle matching an earlier description related to the case. they each face 2 counts of 2nd-degree burglary and a count of 3rd-degree burglary. presidential candidates are taking the break between holidays to campaign in a month until the iowa caucuses. forrest, i
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what earl wrote versus what i changed it to.... it's not a full "onslaught" on politicians expected to shake hands in eastern iowa with the caucuses 37 days away. for the republicans, new jersey chris christie and florida senator marco rubio will be in eastern iowa. christie will host a town that's before events in muscatine, iowa city and cedar rapids tomorrow. meanwhile, rubio has several town-hall meetings set for this week, including stops in clinton and waterloo on tuesday. for the democrats, former maryland governor martin o'malley will hold campaign events in waterloo and tama today. o'malley is showing just 3 percent support in the latest cnn/orc poll. vermont senator bernie sanders will be around the state this week, including stops in davenport and des moines. this week the eastern iowa airport plans to be swamped with fans on their way to pasedena, california. the iowa hawkeyes are playing in the rose bowl this friday. a teen from a suburb of des moines got the ultimate christmas present! his parents surprised him with rose bowl tickets. 16-year-old nathan
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and on christmas morning, what he thought was just a t-shirt was actually tickets to the game. the whole sanders family packed up and hit the road yesterday to beat the mass amount of fans. "it's just really special. it's really cool it's still kinda surreal we're actually going i'm sure it's going to be a really cool experience. " sanders is driving out with his dad, uncle and cousin. they plan to get to pasadena on tuesday. and kcrg-tv9's sports director scott saville pasendena all this week. coming up later this latest update on what the hawkeyes are up to in preparation for the game. don't miss a special hoururlong edition of t-v nine's "countdown to kick-off" on new year's day. the t-v nine sports team will preview the rose bowl starting at 9 a-m right before the tournament of roses parade. you can see that here on kcrg t-v nine. the 12-and-1 hawkeyes will face the 11-and- 2
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day. kickoff is scheduled for just after 4 p-m, iowa time. you can watch the game on e-s-p-n. it's a game so many of us played in our school days-- dodgeball. for the first time ever, the u.s. cellular center in cedar rapids partnered with youth organization team iowa to put on an all- day dodgeball tournament. tv9's brady smith takes us to "turf wars." 48 teams...3 courts...and one giant battle fofobragging rights. "you just gotta go hard and give it everything you've got. you've got to be able to catch the ball, throw the ball, dodge the ball." those are the basics, but once on the turf, it's anything but easy to avoid getting pummeled. try telling that to blade durbala and sam maresh, who keep it simple. "like the back of our shirts say: "if you can dodge a pipe wrench, you can dodge a ball!"taylor moore and her purple cobras had to play smart against these guys and their team of benton community juniors. "aim for the knees so they can't catch it." "we played better and did better than i thought we
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grade."they went down in the first round. but they had fun, and kenyon murray says that's what counts. this is a game that appeals to all ages and ability levels. "we have have a 35 and older league, so from little kids all the way u uto adults, i think it's just fun."and this tournament attracted 48 teams from all over. "we've got teams coming from des moines, minneapolis, quad cities." he says this was a successful partnership between the u.s. cellular center and team iowa, and hopes the event can grow in the future. in cedar rapids, bradad smith, kcrg tv9 9 ws. from the south to the midwest, a winter storm is sweeping the nation. it's not only bringing snow and ice, people in many other states are facing floods and even tornados. china has changed it's child policy, so now families can have 2 kids. but not everyone thinks this is a good idea. but right now, here's a look at
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opening farm markets. good morning! it's ---. heavy snow a sleet will be
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area today. combine this with strong, gusty wind
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storm. snow totals are generally going to be in the 9-12" range in many areas with drifts of several feet. travel will be very dangerous as the day goes on, especially in rural areas with the falling snow and strong wind creating the lowest visibility. this system will wrap up by mid-evening, with slowly falling temperatures into tuesday. given the fresh snow in the area, we'll likely wind up seeing some pretty cold air as well with single digit lows by the end of the week. stay safe!today: heavy snow/sleet, windy high: 29-35 winds: ne 25-35+ alo: 29 dbq: 32 iow: 32---------------------- ---------------------------- tonight: snow likely early low: 22-28 winds: n n15-25 alo: 22 dbq: 2 2 iow: 26---------------------- ---------------------------- tomorrow: mostly cloudy
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winds: "" alo: 25 dbq: 28 iow: 29 thanks kaj.
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new album three weeks in a row. that's coming up on tay's america's money.
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mexico to michigan and geora continues to march eastward this morning. at least 43 people are dead in 7 states from severe weather. the storm has caused millions of holiday travelers to have frustrating -- sometimes dangerous -- journeys home this weekend. abc's megan hughes has details. the chrisisas twisters marched across the texas landscape-- in the neighborhood of "row-lette" -- they tossed trucks and tore trees from the earth. the twister that hit garland, texas was clocked as an ef-4. mos: "you could see transformers blowing up" the survivors count themselves lucky. sot norma jimenez grateful we're alive abd safe ... this can be replaced in missouri, flooding like this led to several deaths-and led the governor to
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sunday night. in oklahoma, west texas and new mexico-snow created whiteout conditions on the roads. mike springer from affiliate k-o-a-t ""just last week it was 60 degrees in roswell now it's covered in snow." trucks out of control rest in the snowbank more than 20 motorists were stranded on i-40 between amarillo and the new w xico border. in western oklahoma-the national guard has been deployed to help people stranded. all of this weather impacted air travel too--- more than a thousand flights in the u-s cancelled. more than four thousand delayed. sot moira james - traveler "i would call it living hell." reporter tag: and that winter weather is on the move - there's a winter storm warning in chicago. it's expected to make a huge mess in the northeast tomorrow. china has ended its long-standing one-child policy. lawmakersrspproved gislation yesterdayayllowing each couple to have two children, according to state-run media. the one-child policy was put in
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officials have eased up on the rule in recent years, completely. the ruling communist party said the change was a response to the country's aging but only some parents are convinced it's a good idea. "it wiwi be harder for us now to have another child. but i think two children can have less pressure looking after us when we are old." " despite this ruling, amnesty international points to coercive contraceptives and forced abortions firefighters in australia are working to fully contain bushfires in state of victoria. the fires have been subdued, but not before destroying more than 100 homes. parts of "great ocean road" -- a popular scenic highway -- were also shut down. this is all happening just west of melbourne-- one of the country's biggestt cities. emergency officials say dry conditions could cause more fires. they also say it could take weeks to completely snuff out the flames. now for a quick check on your weather with
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area today. combine this with strong, gesty wind and we are flat out in the midst of a strong winter storm. snow totals are generally going to be i ithe 9-11 range in many areas with drifts of several feet. travel will be very dangerous as the day goes on, especially in rural areas with the falling snow and strong wind creating the lowest visibility. this system will wrap up by mid-evening, with slowly falling temperatures into tuesday. given the fresh snow in the area, we'' likely wind up seeinggome pretty cold air
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by the end of the week. stay safe!today: heavy snow/sleet, windy high: 29-35 winds: ne 25-35+ alo: 29 dbq: 32 iow: 32---------------------- ---------------------------- tonight: snow likely early low: 22-28 winds: ne 15-25 alo: 22 dbq: 27 iow: 26---------------------- ---------------------------- tomorrow: mossy cloudy high: 24-30 winds: "" alo: 25 dbq:8ow:29reena ninan and kend gibson s this morning's america's moneyey good morning, topping "america's money," wall street gets back to work this morning after the long christmas weekend. >> but willhe year end with the so-called santa claus rally. >> it happened to three out of four years for nearly half a century. a dow rewriting music history with her own santa claus rally. sales of her album increased by 46% this past week. >> "25" has sold more than a million copies in three of the
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source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. snow, snow, snow. a system moving from the west and the south is hitting eastern iowa today. more on what to look out for coming up. a driver swerved to avoid getting into an anyway. the day after christmas out of a lake. bald-headed beauties. some students at the ununersity of iowa are showing their support for a friend's mom who is going
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