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of hard times. good monday morning! its 5 o'clock on december 28th. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first ert forecast, kaj... heavy snow and sleet will be moving across the aretoday. combine this with strong, gusty wind and we arerelat 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 loloest visibility. this system will wrap up by mid-evening, with slowly falling temperatures into tuesday. given t fresh snow in the area, we'll likely wind up seeing s se pretty cold air as well wiwi 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:
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. authorities are warning people in southeastern new mexico to stay off the roads this morning. this comes as the governor issues a state of emergency. all because of a massive snowstorm that covered the state. some places reported 21 inches of snow. officials say more than ten thousand homes are without power in eastern new mexico. emergency crews are busy with several high
rise in missouri. there have been more than 1-hundred water rescues over the weekend. floodwaters swept away cars killing six in two different accidents. emergency managers say they expect more rain and additional flooding through monday. city leaders in waterloo want to stop city council members from leaking confidentiaiainformation from closos sessions. councilman pat morrissey of waterloo's 3rd ward wants the council to adopt the policy. the m%asure would result in a "formal and public" condemnation of a member who is found to have broken the confidentialit y rules. a second violation could expel that council member from future closed sessions. stateteaw permits closed sessions foror issues like litigation, property purchases and some personnel issues. a group of people focused on preserving historic properties has asked waterloo city uncil to stop demololion on two buildings. the waterloo historic
asked to save 219 and 223 sumner street set to be destroyed on january 7tk. the commission said the homes are in an area called "the triangle" which is being considered for a possible historic district. cedar rapids police are still investigating after a vehicle went off ellis road northwest into the e dar river saturday night. the driver is okay.. tv-9's chris earl has the details in the recovery from the banks of the cedar river. a saturday night became an evening that a driver will nevev forget as, at aboutut 10 p-m, rescue crews were called out to this location - the 4500 block of ellis road northwest in cedar rapids... and what they discovered was a honda convertible on the edge off the cedar river. police told tv-9 that the driver, a male whose name has not been made public, said he was driving westbound on ellis and swerved to avoid a deer. this particular stretch of ellis does not have much room between road and river. cedar rapids police said the driver was ok, except for some hypothermia concerns with the cold water.
4500 block of ellis -- and even with a staging area two miles to the east... just in case the car slipped away... the men and women cut through branches to try and free up the car. two tow trucks arrived around midnight, leading to a round of clearing brancheand making sure the tow lines were hooked up. two hohos of work for about two minutes of towing... to pull the convertible out. police said the driver would likely be cited, such as for failure to maintain control. yet, on this night, the end result could have been much m me dire. in cedar rapids, chris earl, kcrg-g-v 9 news. in cedar falls, veteran taylor morris and his wife danielle are looking into their next move after the planning and zoning commission recommended the city council deny them residential zoning in area marked agricultural. morris is a nana veteran -- well known for recovering from a bomb blast in may 20-12. he lost portions of all four limbs. morris wants to build a "smart home", controlled by an ipad to help him out. the
overturn the commission's recommendation with a vote of at least 6 to 1. a picture on the university of iowa police facebook page brought a young officer plenty prayers and well wisiss. she learned her mother's cancerad returned. her fellow officers are showing their support with clippers. tv-9's chris earl has this week's show you care spotlight. have you ever worked a job really early in the morning -- or perhaps late at night? it's a shift where the bosses are usually gone, you may feel you're understaffed...and "us against theheorld" mentality. officer jackie anderson got the news last month about her mother... " 35:20 small cell lung cancer and it's extensive. " she works with the evening team inside the university of iowa public safety office. jackikichose totoshave her head -- totoupport r mother... " 34:10 i shaved mine the same day. " only the others working the nights followed -- this pack of other officers who decided to follow jackie's lead. " 36:15 it's really touching and my intent was j jt for my mother d when the guys shahad their
greed with me it wast for any kind of attention - it was just a ting amongst us. we threw the picture up for fun... " and the picture, posted last week on the department's facebook page, let others know why all of the evening officers chose toeep ithigh and tight"...well, almost all of the officers -- no one dared take a norelco to the k-k- " 41:10 we see these peopleleore thth new see our own family. they are our own family, our brothers and our sisters. our number 1 goal is helping each other out in this department. " " 39:00 i think people make assumptions when you see a cop with a shaved head, a negative assumption about what that cop might be about. the guys on this shift are really great guys even though they'll never tell you that. " one woman discovered she was a
area todaycombine this with strong, gusty wind and we are flat out in the midst f 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 creing the lowest visibility. this system will wrap up by mid-eveneng, with slowly falling temperatures
into tuesday. given the fresh snow in the area, we'll likely wind up seeing some pretty cold airirs well with single digit lows by the end of the week. stay safe! today: heavy snow/sleet, windy high: 29-35 winds: nene5-35+ alo: 29 dbq: 32 iow: 32----------------------
good morning thiis the gribusiness report. . m david geiger. ---- heading into the new year.. the white house put a massive trade deal at the top of the president's 20-16 agenda. the trans-pacific partnership covers 12 pacific rim nations.. including the u-s.. and president obama is optimistic.. congress can approve the trade pact.. even ough senate leaders say there aren't
u-s-d-a.. s s t- p-p helps u-s ag compete by removing a lot of tariffs.. and it was a hard fought deal.. it took more than 38 negotiating sessions. "and so a lot of work has gone in there. . consulted a great deal with our advisory committees our private sector advisory committees. to make sure that it reflected the sort of priorities and strategic obobectives we have in agricululre and so i think we've done a great job and i think a lot of people in rural america will come to the same conclusion." not all of rural americans are on board.. the national farmers union came out ainst t-p-p.. they say there are some countries that have snap-back provisions.. which says if a country thinks its industry is being harmed.. they can replace the tariffs... "since our corn pricic are going down, our soybean prices are going down, our live cattle prices are going down and now we have a trade agreement with no currency manipulation and these snap back provovions it is going to harm family farmers and ranchers and cause us to import more and decrease our prices here in
currency manipulation.. or countries devaluing their money to make products from them cheaper.. and products from the u-s more expensive.. is the other major issue the n-f-u and other ag leaders have with the trade deal.. last week the american farm bureau voted to support t- p-p.. their economist says currency manipulation is too vague to dismiss the whole deal.... "i think currency manipulation can be really difficult to document and prove. in that respect, it's difficult to create concrete guidelines that you can fall back on in any situation to definitely identify currency manipulation or provide remediation for it. so currency manipulation is kind of a tough thing i think to concretely wowo into these kind of trade deals." if you want to learn more about tpp.. the foreign agricultural service has graphics on their website.. w-w-w dot f-a-s dot u-s-d-a dot gov forward slash t-p-p.. ---- the markets closed at noon thursday for the rest of the weekend.. so for a recap i asked analyst don roose about the days
the christmas weekend. "the grain market, what we're really seeing is people positioning for the three day weekend. fear that we could see a pattern change ahead of the end of the weekend next week." "and so what we're seseing is some pressure, some profit taking on the soybeans. argentina continues to sell grain at very depressed levels on corn and soybeans and wheat. and they're trading corn in argentina about 2 2cents less than us so it anchors the corn market close to contract lows." "the cattle market has had 180 reversal in the news from a negative to a positive. poor feedlot conditions continue to support the cattle market. the beef market's found a bottom. the weights on the cattle coming down. so the technical buyinincontinues in the cattle market to the upside. now we're getting a little bit overbought." "well the hog market we did have a quarterly hogs and pigs report. the report was neutral with a tint to the positive side. so we're having the hog market
cattle market to the upside. overall, the cattle market the hog market probably stalls out a bibialso." ---- and that wraps up our s sw for today.. thanks for joining us today on the agribusiness report.. i'll 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 t 52 oc webtease heart disease runs in a lot of different families, and not everyone talks about it. on today's s althy life, a new report shows race may play a factor into sudden cardiac arrest.
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 manynyreas 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
fresh snow in the area, we'll likely wind up seeing some prey cold air as well w)th single digit lows by the end o othe week. stay safe!today: heavav snow/sleet, windy high: 29-35 winds: ne 25-35+ alo: 29 dbq: 32 iow: 32---------------------- ---------------------------- tonight: snow likely early low: 22-28 windsds ne 15-25 alo: 22 dbq: 27 iow: 26---------------------- ---------------------------- tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 24-30 winds: "" alo: 25 dbq: 28 iow: 29 300-thousand people die each
cardiac arrest. a study from the ameririn heart association shows afrfran americans are more likely to die from sudden cardiac arrest than caucasians. martie salt has the story of one family that refused to be another statistic. it can happen in a matter of minutes. for years, forty-two year old tashia oumans loved making memories with her family. all the while, she had no idea she was a ticking time bomb. "it was a hole in my heart. and i could look at my fingertip and i go 'wow, this is about 10 millimeters.'" at a yearly checkup, tashia's doctor found the hole, which they say she had since birth. that defect greatly increased her odds of suffering sudden cardiac arrest. "sometimes i didn't really want to sit there and actually have to hear it, um but i knew i had to, um for her, for my wife." tashia and her family are not alone. new research from m e american heart associationon
likely as whites to experience sudden cardiac arrest. "and the more concerning thing is that they were, they actually tended to be younger than the, their cacacasian counterparts. " the study also found blacks had higher rates of other risk factors - like diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney failure. experts aren't sure why they found a discrepancy, but some say i i's a wakeup call. "prevention will make all this better. so we really should start looking at prevention rather than treatment for most of these conditions." tasaia is thankful doctors re able to repair the hole in her heart before it was too late. the family has adopted a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle. "thank god that i'm still alive and i'm glad i actually acted on my um instinct to go to the doctor." this is martie salt reporting. trt 1.42 oc std for the study, researchers
and white residents in portland, oregon who experienced sudden cardiac arrest over a 0 year period. reseaeahers have now also expanded their research to study a community with a large latino population. according to the american heart association 50-percent of all cardiovascular deaths in america are the result of sudden cardiac arrest. police in eastern iowa respond to gunfire over the weekend. while police in chicago are facing more heat after two were killed in an officer-involved shooting. people in cedar rapids took one of the best days in gym class to4a whole new level. they were hoping to "dodge" the competition for thehein. stay with your 2 2 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. it's ---. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now,
detaiai of this messy stormrm coming up.. prepping for the storm. if you have to get out today, iowa statattroopers have some advice for driveve. and candidates from both sides of the political aisle have plans to stop in eastern iowa early this week. here's a look at on our city cam. looking at a messy commute for some this morning. 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 dris of several feet. travel will be very dangerous as the day goes on, especially in rural areas with the e lling snow d strong wind creating the lowest visibility. this
mid-evening, with slowly falling temperatures into tuesday. given the fresh snow in the area, we'll likely wind up seeing somet& pretty cold air as well with single digit lows by the end of the week. stay safe!today: heavy snow/sleet, windy high: : 9-35 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 dbe: 28 iow: 29 thanks kaj. the iowa state patrol is reminding people of a few helpful tips when dealing with rough winter
drivers should stay home unless it's an absolute emergency. if you do need to get out make e re you drive slow anan 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 not the only place in the country dealing with rough weathth. texas has been facing tornadoes and flooding, which has left at least 11 people dead. late saturday, severe storms and tornadoes tore through parts of 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 storm. one survivor remememrs the long moments he spent with his family hiding from the storm. " "that sound. i just can't get hear wood buildings cracking,
could do was run to the closet d pray, you know?" " " at least t people were killedd -- some along interstate 30 where police say cararappeared 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 inn the 1200 block ofof 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.y.olice say the man is expected to survived. but investigators say he's not cooperating with them. authorities aren't certain where the shooting took place. chicago police are facing qutions after another r ficer- involved
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 s e blamininthe police department for bad leadership. " something just needs to be done. i used to watch the news 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 o we get answers? " the officer will be on administrative duty for 30 days, while an ininpendent invvtigation 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 d male, either tried or succeeded to break into 4 homes between 5 and 6:30
police laterrrested them after stopping a vehicle matching an earlier description related to the case.e.hey each face 2 counts of 2nd-degree burglary and a count of 3rd-degree burglary. presidential candidates are taking the break betweenenholidays to campaign in iowa this week. it's just over a month until the iowa caucuses. for the republicans, new jersey governor chris christie and florida senator marco rubio will be in eastern iowa. christie will host a town hall today in dubuque and davenport. that's before events in muscatine, iowa city and cedar rapids morrow. meanwhile, rubio h!s several town-hall meetings set for this week, inclulung 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 wek, including stops i davenport and des moines.
in our schoho 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 for bragging 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 pumumled. 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 bebeer and did better than i thought we would, considering most of us are in 7th ggde."they went down in the first rouou. but they had fun, and kenyon
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 up to 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 ts 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, brady smith, kcrg tv9 news. lots of people are travelling this week. and some airlines are charging more for
water rescuesess flood waters continue to rise in missouri . the flooding swept away one woman's car when she tried to cross a roadway near west springfield. fortunately, she was able to call for help and rescue crews were able to get to her in time. this is just one of more than one hundred wer rescues over the weekend. heavy snow and sleet will be moving across the area today. combine this with strong, gusty wininand 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
and strong wind crcrting 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 win: 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 wds: "" alo: 25 dbq: 28 iow: 29
stocks are looking to start the week on a strong note after falling slightly last thursday. and good news from chipotle, one of its restaurants is back open today. the burrito chain's location near boston college is open after more than a hundred people got sick from norovirus. officials say a sick employee likely caused the outbreak, and isn't linked to e. . oli cases that clolod dozens of restaurants in oregon and washington. if you're sending your child on a plane by him or herself, get ready to dig
wallet. united airlines has expanded the age range of children who must use a 150 dollar service when flying by themselves. it's now 15 years old -- it used to be 12. delta and american charge 150 dollars for a similar age range. and a major milestone for the busiest airport in america. hartsfield-jackson atlanta served its 100 millionth passenger this year. . 's the first airport ever to do so. the lucky passenger received a nissan altima, two free delta round- trip plane tickets and a 500 dollar gift card. the airport's general manager says the facility y had a five percent increase in passengers this year. it's here's a live look at ??? on our city cam.
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. ttvel will be very dangerous as the day goes on, especially in rural areas with the falling snow and strwng wind creating the lowest visibility. this
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. here's a look at today's top
around this year has been senior leadership. and their is no better leader than the pride and joy of williamsburg austin blythe. austin blythe grew up in athletic family with four brothers, he played several sports inilliamsburg as a youngster but it was a work in progress. "he probably really didn't devell physically aa certain mentally until 8th or 9th grade. he was not the best wrestler in youth wrestling group." "he was a crier. he was a crier many times. it got a little frustrating." when austin stepped insyde this wrestting rom as a freshman he startedto develop into an elite athlete. "all of a sudden he got to the state tournament and he just grew up right before our eyes. and it was a matter of a couple of days." blythe won 3 state wresting titles and pinned his way thru the state tournament his senior season. "winning state titless a esler, just that e-on-onempetve nature of wrestling really helped me gain that edge that i ry to play wii as an offensive lineman." austin grew to be a dominant player on the football field as well. ironically it came down to stanford and iowa. "community has always been important to him and family. to be close and having the blessing of being g le to do that this close to home is really what the determining factor was. so, it's been fantastic." "playing foball is what i really love to do just because of the team aspect of f it. i knewewhe kind of coaches and the kind
was a no brainer at the end of the day." austin has been 4 year for hawkwyes has developed into one of the top lineman in college e football. blythe was one of three finalist for the rimington award given to the top center in the country. "you go through those trials, those ups and downs, those peaks and valleys to get to where yououre today. as a aenior, i feel really proud not just of myself but of the group seniors that we have. i think we have a really good group of seniors that have led to thls team to where we are now." .....he iowa football team announced today that senior tight end jake duzey will not play in the rose bowl after re-injuring his knee in practice on friday. duzey tore his patella tendon inin spring practice and has seen limited action this season. ... last week, former uni panther david johnson had the best game of his young nfl career with 187 yards rushing and 3 3 uchdowns. ... today, arizona hosted the green bay packers... 1st quarter action, carson palmer checks it down to david, and he does the rest... breaks
down the far sideline for a huge 44-yard gain ... 2nd quarter, david gets a huge crease on the right side... he stays just inside the pylon... that's his 13th touchdown of the season... he finished with 127 all purpose yards... cardinals win 38-8 ... the only highlight for the packers came late in the 2nd quarter... cardinals try the screen, but former hawkeye mike daniels comes up with the interception... that's his first one of his nfl career... he just signed a contract extension a couple of weeks ago ... carolina at atlanta ... 2nd quarter action, cam newton with great protection at first... but here comes former hawkeye jonaan babineaux with the sack.+. he gets credit for a half sack ... closing minute of the game... atlanta's defense forces a fumble and former hawkeye adrian clayborn is right there to recover the ball... falcons give carolina its first loss of the year, 20-13
former cyclone jeremiah george blocks the punt... tries to recover the ball and score, but tampa bay still recovered... jt led to a bucs touchdown... bears won though, 26-21. ... and tomorrow for on iowa live our guests mccausland and the iowa city west boys basketball team. lots to talk about with the rose bowl and college basketball.
some wintry weather moving into the tv-9 viewing area. kaj will have the latest on the storm coming up. here's what you need to know today. the iowa state patrol has tips for ththe who absolutely have to drive some place today. drive slow and have winter gear with you. while we deal with snow in eastern iowa, other parts of the country a recovering from tornadoes and severe floodingngausing dozens of deaths. cedar rapids police are investigating this morning how a driver ended up inhe cedar river saturday night. 20-16 presidenti hopefuls from both sides of