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passengers say the allegiant jet touched down less than 10 minutes after the loud noise at 30-thousand feet. it was a rougher landing than usual according to many who've flown before and they believed it wasn't a minor problem. "we heard an unusual noise... something we'd never heard on a flight before... but they didn't tell us anything right away" other passengers described the noise as similar to landing gear coming down. but it's not something you'd hear while cruising at 30-thousand feet. back in cedar rapids, some came way too early to pick up loved ones... others luckily heard about the problems before they left home. " he texted me we had problems in the air at 30-thousand feet and the engines blew and he goes... uh, we might be late. " allegiant offered passengers a 100-dollar
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refund if they decided not to wait for this replacement aircraft to finish the trip. passengers say there were a few empty seats on the trip back but not many. the trip from orlando ended just after two o'clock... about six hours behind schedule. for one 13-year-old flier, it was a memorable first airplane trip. "is this the kind of thing to put you off flying for awhile? nah. if my parents said pack up we're going somewhere i would, i like to go " of course, a trip without an interruption and excitement is probably preferable. an allegiant air spokesperson said the problem involved the right engine on the cedar rapids-bound aircraft. the aircraft was taken out of service for inspection to determine the cause of the problem. live in cedar rapids, dave franzman kcrg tv9 news. thanks, dave. this isn't the first time allegiant has encountered related issues. the f-a-a is investigating an incident from august when a mechanical failure caused an allegiant plane's nose wheel
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before takeoff. the pilot aborted the takeoff. the f-a-a hasn't commented on the investigation. a johnson county man is safe tonight thanks to first responders...a nd wet suits. the johnson county sheriff's office says 25-year-old jared bushell of hills was hunting by himself in the hawkeye wildlife area and fell through the ice. it happened just after 10- 30 this morning near swan lake road and greencastle avenue nw. rescuers in cold water rescue suits pulled him from the water about an hour later. they say he was cold and wet, but okay. deputies say bushell was able to walk out of the area under his own power. a crash with a pickup hitting a garbage truck in fayette county sent 4 people to the hospital. the sheriff's office says it happened around 6-45 this morning on highway 18 about 2 miles west of west union. deputies say a garbage truck was backing into a farm driveway when the pickup crashed into it. the pickup driver, phillip white, his passenger... ...melinda scribner, both of nashua, suffered life threatening injuries. the garbage truck hit
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was collecting trash. he also suffered life threatening injuries. the garbage truck driver, dustin bunn of fairbank, suffered non-life threatening injuries. meteorologist justin gehrts joins us now with our first alert forecast. seasonably chilly weather is here to begin 2016. temperatures will be in the teens at midnight with wind chills in the single digits. we'll start new year's day with lows around 10, then climb to the lower 20s under a mostly sunny sky. the weekend is looking just fine with a partly to mostly sunny sky and highs in the upper 20s. uneventful weather rolls on until the second half of next week when a slight chance of a wintry mix returns to the area. until then, enjoy a quiet start to the new year.tonight: partly cloudy low: 7-13 winds: w 5-15 alo: 8 dbq: 9 iow: 12 back to you. sometimes, in life, you just
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matter how much the plans change. one eastern iowa family will never forget the journey to get to pasadena... kcrg-tv9 dubuque bureau chief katie wiedemann joins us live. katie, the family is certainly persistent. right! jennifer webber told me today she's a life long, die-hard hawkeye fan. that's why when her family's flight to pasadena got cancelled, they decided to pack up the car and drive 27 hours to get there. on wednesday, the webber family was suppose to fly from dubuque to chicago to la. but the airline cancelled their flight from chicago to la. so they packed up the car and hit the road. they took the southern route, got caught in an ice storm, witnessed a semi explode along the highway. and now they plan to arrive late this evening.
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were there. they've got a great team right now and we want to be a part of this. it's been the perfect season." when we last checked in with the webber's, they were in new mexico and were expecting to get to pasadena at 10-07 tonight. they say they missed yesterday's hawkeye huddle and today's rally at the u-s-s iowa. but they'll be ready to tailgate tomorrow afternoon. chris. thanks, katie. people spending new year's eve in downtown dubuque have a new option for getting home this year. for the first time, the jule's nightrider service will run on new year's eve. city transit manager candace eudaley says the service will run as a result of requests from riders. nightrider service typically only runs on friday and saturday nights. a major shake up in republican presidential candidate ben carson's campaign today.
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communications director doug watts have left the campaign. bennett says he left because carson was listening more to his longtime business manager than to his paid campaign staff. and he says it raises questions in his mind about the kind of president carson would be if elected. carson has struggled in the polls since october. he's been a distant 4th in iowa polling for weeks. the week between christmas and new year's is a time for time off for many... and extra trash from just about everyone. but landfill operators hope the word gets out about what can and can not be recycled. the cedar rapids and linn county solid waste agency saw a major increase in recycling drop offs this week as people clear out the holiday debris. people who got new t-v's last week can recycle their old one for a $5 fee. but one concern is wrapping paper. it's not the same as other paper that can be recycled. "that's one of the biggest questions this time of year... what do i do with wrapping paper what do i do with styrofoam. we just tell everyone throw it away... those materials can
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recycling center workers try to intercept any of the "wrong" materials before they go into the piles of material headed for recycling sorting. broken christmas lights can be recycled for free as electronic waste. we're less than 24 hours away from the rose bowl game in pasadena. and while one player won't be suiting up because of a torn a-c-l... the influence of drew ott will resonate through the team. stay with tv9. "hi, i'm captain ford from
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still a presence... drew ott's season ended weeks ago... ...amid iowa's historic run to a 12-0 start and a big ten west title. defensive lineman drew ott was lost for the season in october with a torn a-c-l. yet leadership doesn't always require a uniform. tv-9's scott saville explains. we are on the uss iowa. tonight. and their are tons of hawkwye fans here. and speaking of fans drew ott was a real fan favorite and even though he has missed most of season he is still a big leader on this team drew ott was destroying quarterbacks at the beginning if the season and was on his way to becoming one of the top defensive ends in the country when he blew out
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special teams against. "it was a pretty tough couple of weeks there, but you get over it, move on and start rehabbing." "kind of heart- wrenching what's happened to him quite frankly. to go through a couple of significant injuries like that." "we all saw him having a great year. everybody in the program, every player, every coach had a total belief that he was going to have a successful year and really come out and do it this year. for it to end the way it did, that was really heartbreaking for everybody."ott has rehabbed hard in hopes of being granted a medical hardship. "i think it would just get me more experience. i think it would help me out in the long run. it'd just be nice to get a senior year here." "whatever rehab schedule the doctors give him, he's going to beat that by days or weeks. that's just how he's wired, he's extremely mentally tough." "we just hope he has that opportunity. it goes beyond just looking at numbers, you really need to find out exactly about the person, the injury, how his career path went exactly."drew might no be able to help the team out on the field but he remains one the captains and is a real leader off the field coaching from the sidelines. "i just try to give them my advice and what helped me when i was playing. and try to convey that message to them." "how about his eyes on the sidelines, he can see things
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help you when you get back?" "oh yea, especially when you're out on the field and then you come off the field, he's always the first person to say something to me. it's been very helpful.""he can't play right now, unfortunately. but he has amped up the leadership role. he's totally invested. and most specifically, he's really helping the younger defensive linemen." coming up later in sports scott westerberg will feature drew ott's replacement parker hesse back to you in cedar rapids. the hawkeyes in the rose bowl is certainly a big focus in eastern iowa sports. but the cedar rapids rampage played a game today -- a rare weekday afternoon showdown in town...
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weather is here to begin 2016. temperatures will be in the teens at midnight with wind chills in the single digits. we'll start new year's day with lows around 10, then climb to the lower 20s under a mostly sunny sky. the weekend is looking just fine with a partly to mostly sunny sky and highs in the upper 20s. uneventful weather rolls on
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second half of next week when a slight chance of a wintry mix returns to the area. until then, enjoy a quiet start to the new year.tonight: partly cloudy low: 7-13 winds: w 5-15 alo: 8 dbq: 9 iow: 12 tomorrow: mostly sunny high: 20-26 winds: w 10-20 alo: 22 dbq: 22 iow: 25 tomorrow night: mostly
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saturday: mostly sunny high: 29 - low: 10 sunday: partly sunny high: 28 - low: 14 monday: partly cloudy high: 26 - low: 13 tuesday: partly cloudy high: 32 - low: 18 wednesday: slight chance of rain/snow high: 33 - low: 24 thursday: slight chance of rain/snow high: 34 - low: 24
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... coming up in sports, scott westerberg features one of the surprises on iowa's defensive line, waukon native parker hesse. and the rampage looked to end 2015 with a win at home. stay with tv9. ... waukon native parker hesse
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defensive lineman on the field, but he's filled in admirably since replacing drew ott. scott westerberg has more from california. as scott saville mentioned
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show, when drew ott went down parker hesse had to step into a more prominent role, and while many didn't expect hesse to have a big year, the people in his hometown of waukon aren't surprised at his success. parker hesse may not have been a child protege, but the signs were there that something special was on the horizon. just ask his family and even his kindergarten teacher, patrice schulte. "they would recap the monday night football every tuesday morning. they would sit at their tables and chat about who did what and they were always interested in sports and that's what they did at recess and that's what they talked about, so i'm not surprised that he's a hawkeye." "i still remember like it was yesterday. he scored five different ways. he ran for a touchdown. he threw one. he caught one. he returned a
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returned an interception for a touchdown, and it was halftime. i remember kind of scratching my head going, 'i thought he'd be good, but this might be something special.'" the flag football star then grew into a high school all-stater at waukon, sometimes making it look pretty easy. "if you look at his stats from his senior year and his high school career it's like video game numbers. it's pretty neat." parker then caught the eye of the iowa hawkeyes and now he's probably the most famous person in town. "we made a gingerbread and one of them turned into number forty for the hawkeyes. it's really cute." "you look around school and there are hawkeye shirts with #40 and "hesse" on the back, and that's kind of neat to see. there's a lot of pride up here in seeing him do what he's doing." but to those who know him best, he's just parker. "there are people who are like, 'i wish i could get parker's autograph' and it's like, 'ok'...his brothers always say, 'we have to go watch parker walk? we can watch him walk at home.'" "he's certainly got a lot of fame around here. it's weird to think of him that way, the same person that comes home on holidays and on weekends." "they always ask me if it's cool to have a brother that's a hawkeye, but i never really thought of him as that. he's just my older brother." the hesse family rented an rv, so they'll be here to cheer on the
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westerberg kcrg-tv9 sports. ... we'll have more on parker hesse in our 1-hour rose bowl special tomorrow. that's starts at 9 am, right here on kcrg-tv9. ... the iowa women's basketball team won its big ten season opener over nebraska, 74-68. it's the hawkeyes' 4th consecutive win over the huskers... iowa city west grad ally disterhoft led all scorers once again with 17 points. ... indoor soccer action... rampage hosting the missouri comets ... the rampage draw first blood... patrick kelly lets one rip to make it 1-0 cedar rapids... the comets came back and led 2-1 after the first quarter ... the rampage get the equalizer in the 2nd... chile farias to cedar rapids washington grad jacob johnson who heads it in... nice play... it's 2-2 ... but it was all comets after that... john sosa with a nice fake, botts it in with the left foot... rampage fall 11-4
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now here's a look at today's top web stories on kcrg dot com. stay with your 24-hour
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was in 1993. that's why some iowa national guard soldiers are headed there to help. and, hawkeye player riley mccarron from dubuque talks about his excitement for tomorrow's big game. that's tonight at ten.
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team meteorologis t justin gehrts for your final forecast. seasonably chilly weather is here to begin 2016. temperatures will be in the teens at midnight with wind chills in the single digits. we'll start new year's day with lows around 10, then climb to the lower 20s under a mostly sunny sky. the weekend is looking just fine with a partly to mostly sunny sky and highs in the upper 20s. uneventful weather rolls on until the second half of next week when a slight chance of a wintry mix returns to the area. until then, enjoy a quiet start to the new year.tonight: partly cloudy low: 7-13 winds: w 5-15 alo: 8 dbq: 9 iow: 12 thanks justin. thanks for joining us for kcrg-tv9 news at 6. we hope you'll be with us again tonight at ten. have a
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