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"the respect the honor that they've given is what he gave to us. " tonight at 10, kcrg-tv 9 dubuque bureau chief katie wiedemann will have a full report -- with the appreciation from those closest to staff sergeant joseph lemm. the legacy of the five sullivan brothers is forever stamped on waterloo -- the 5 young men who perished while serving in the pacific during world war ii. the widow of the youngest sullivan brother passed away on friday. the family of katherine mcfarland tells tv-9 that she died peacefully at her cedar falls nursing home just yesterday at age 93. katherine mcfarland was the widow of albert sullivan -- the only of the 5 brothers who married. katherine and albert married in 1940. a japanese submarine attacked the u-s-s juneau in november 1942, killing 683 men, including albert and his 4 older brothers - george, francis, joseph and madison. albert sullivan is seen here in this picture -- in the middle -- of the five brothers. mcfarland later remarried and
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7 decades close to her native waterloo. the family tells us a life celebration is planned for the sullivan brothers vfw post 1623 on commercial avenue. meterologist chris havely joins us with the first alert forecast... clear days ahead as we all 'amble back to normal weeks for work and school'... the new year has and will continue to start off on a very quiet note. tonight, clouds will be hard to find, and winds will shift to the nw. temperatures will be fairly close to where they should be for early january. for sunday, a weak disturbance will roll through, providing us with some clouds, but temperatures will remain fairly normal. as we look ahead to the next workweek, winds will be changing to southerly, and thus we'll notice a gradual warm up. by mid-week, temperatures will be at or above freezing for highs. our next
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tonight: mostly clear low: 14-20 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 15 dbq: 15 iow: 18tomorrow: partly sunny high: 23-29 25 iow: 27 back to you. illinois flew above the swollen mississippi river on this saturday as the near-record crest predictions put more homes...and more people in peril. abc's indra peterson reports... danger is swiftly moving down river? sot - bob miller / resident historic floods in missouri sweep away homes and businesses? the mississippi river is still surging. sot - matt kraichely / homeowner "you never expect to see your house float away." nats - "?house crashing into louis area remain under 16 feet of water? but in other areas - the water is receding -
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look at what's left behind. some luckier than others. sot - grant young/young's restaurant and ice creamery "had some customers come by and offer help too. and that really gives you that hope that there is some real humanity that's still left out there." local churches are now serving as relief centers. sot - chris greenhagen / pastor, central baptist church of eureka "we'll come out and help with some of the houses and the relief effort as well." but all that water is now moving south - the illinois governor toured flooded areas - declaring a state of emergency - and deploying national guard troops. sot - governor bruce rauner / illinois"the levees are mostly holding well in cape girardeau, missouri - bridges, roads and homes are already submerged. now, the race is on to save so many others? doing whatever they can to help. governor jay nixon touring the area today. sot - gov. jay nixon missouri"houses were smashed into bridges. we gotta get that debris outta there. what we don't get homes and lives. girardeau, missouri. outskirts
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is pulling back from the mississippi, the missouri and the meramec after thursday's flooding closed them. members of the iowa national guard are in that region outside st. louis, helping with water purification. tv-9's brea love will report from missouri tomorrow iowans are helping those in missouri - recover... that's sunday on the kcrg-tv 9 news at 5:30 and 10. college student killed in a bus crash in chicago will live on at the university of iowa. loved ones of nicole underwood set up a scholarship fund in her name. underwood was studying social work and on track to graduate from iowa in may. she planned to continue her school. underwood was traveling to chicago to celebrate new year's eve with friends when the crash occurred on i-55 on monday morning. the scholarship fund has raised more than $5,000 in the four days it's been up. the scholarship will award 1 student in the human services department with
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put toward their tuition. we've put a link to the go-fund-me page under this story on kcrg.com. one person died after crashing a snowmobile on new years day in marshall county. the marshall county sheriff's office says 25-year-old travis vandewalle was riding in a field just north of legrand around 6:30 last. a family member found him after he didn't return home. vandewalle was pronounced dead at the scene. investigators say the snowmobile likely overturned on him when he was trying to climb a drift. waterloo police arrested 3 people from a shooting downtown early on new year's day -- and the police chief released the audio to news outlets this morning... "shots fired right at 319. all units, shots fired club 319.
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away from the scene, an officer fired a shot at an armed suspect but missed. police arrested several people shortly after the shooting. 22 year-old kristopher spates faces several charges, including intimidation with a dangerous weapon and going armed with intent. two teenages - ages 16 and 15 - are also charged with misdemeanors for carrying weapons. the price of oil has dropped per barrel from $108 to $37 in just the last year and a half -- which, for drivers, can be welcome news on fuel costs. today, we spotted prices at $1.72 on the west side of cedar rapids, where the price of gas is typically the lowest. we may be used to a lower price to "fill up" in the winter before the is on recovered that it believes prices will stay low for 2016, maybe even down a trace. about $540 on fuel costs in 2015.
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presidential candidates will make a "month long push" to win support in iowa... two candidates near the top of polls for iowa republicans will be criss-crossing the state to open the week... like that... the career is over for more than 20 hawkeye football players. even with friday's disappointing, an unforgettable run for 2015. some returning players say this year's class set the expectations high
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republicans running for
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iowa over the next 31 days. for all of the targeting, all of the shaking hands, all of the dinners in county seats, only a little more than 4 weeks of campaigning remain for the candidates trying to convince iowans to show up and caucus for them. in the robust republican field, texas senator ted cruz has vaulted to the top in the last month where he is tied or leading donald trump is most polls of iowa republicans. on monday, cruz opens a 36-county bus tour of iowa. he is scheduled for our viewing area on saturday in allamakee county, clayton, fayette and bremer counties. florida senator marco rubio has been polling third in iowa of late. he will be here on monday and tuesday, with a tuesday visit to the cedar rapids marriott planned. former arkansas governor mike huckabee has been far back in the republican field so far but the 2008 iowa republican caucuses winner is in the middle of a 6-day campaign swing. he'll be in fayette and cedar falls on thursday. a militant group operating in somalia is including donald trump in a
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51-minute propaganda video from the group al- shabaab of trump calling for a "shutdown" of muslims comes as trump and former secretary of state hillary clinton have exchanged sharp words, with clinton saying that trump is quote "becoming isis's best recruiter" during a democratic debate two weeks ago. the former secretary and u.s. senator will be in cedar rapids on monday, with a visit scheduled to the newbo city market. mrs. clinton will also be in davenport and des moines on monday. former maryland governor martin o'malley is in iowa this weekend but largely in des moines and western iowa, with stops in sioux city and council bluffs. what are your plans for new year's resolutions? be kind to strangers? spend more time with your family? developing 6-pack abs? today is january 2nd, a day where elliptical machines and stationary cycles are often more occupied than other days. at the helen g. nassif ymca in downtown cedar rapids, they recognize the influx of people and families trying to simple be more active and engaged in their
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" it's our mission here at the y to make sure that people who do get the memberships do use them. " sillman adds that is why they offer hundreds of classes to keep people coming back to try and stay fit. she also notes the ymca offers income-based pricing to make a membership more affordable for people. stay with your 24 hour news
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the new year has and will continue to start off on a
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clouds will be hard to find, and temperatures they should be for early january. for sunday, a weak disturbance will roll through, providing us with some clouds, but temperatures will remain fairly normal. as we look ahead to the next workweek, winds will be changing to southerly, and thus we'll mid-week, temperatures will be at or above freezing for highs. our next chance of
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is aiming at late next week. tonight: mostly clear low: 14-20 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 15 dbq: 15 iow: 18tomorrow: partly sunny high: 23-29 winds: nnw 5-15 alo: 24 dbq: 25 iow: 27tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 9-15 winds: nw 5-10 alo: 11 dbq: 10 iow: 14monday: mostly sunny high: 25 - low: 12 tuesday: partly cloudy high: 30 - low: 14 wednesday: mostly cloudy chance of friday: chance of rain/snow high: 34 - low: 28
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thanks chris. josh joins us now, yesterday was not how
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you can't forget this team still won 12 games. you can go wrong the seniors from this iowa team. stay with your 24 hour
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heartbreak from yesterday's 45-16 loss to stanford in the rose bowl. ... it was the final game for 21 seniors on this team. this senior class has gone through so much from a 4-8 season their freshman year to last year's embarrassing loss to tennessee in the tax slayer bowl. despite losing in the big ten championship and the rose bowl, the senior class has set the bar pretty high for future classes. "we got quite a few guys, but this year was the best
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seen. so it's going to be a hard factor to replace the seniors." "we're graduating a lot of our leaders, especially in the secondary with jordan lomax and sean draper leaving. we have a lot of guys coming back, so that's a plus. we'll just try to build off of next year, i guess." "all the coaches say that we set the bar so high, we're telling them to set it even higher and surpass it because we don't want them to go through this. we don't want them to make the mistake of losing a game like this that means so much to us in the end. we just the best for them. so for us, we just want to remembered for the hard work, dedication and commitment that we put just so that our younger guys surpass that and become even better." trt: 48 oc: "become even better" ... the iowa men's basketball team pulled off a huge upset on tuesday defeating number one ranked michigan state to start big ten play. ... hawkeyes looking to pull off another upset at 14th ranked purdue ... jarrod uthoff with the block... hawkeyes in transition... uthoff spins and lays it in... he had the hot
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shot clock winding down, uthoff splashes in a three to put iowa up by two ... but purdue starts to heat up from 3-point land... kendall stephens buries one in transition... the boilermakers went on a 16-0 run to lead 27-13 ... uthoff pretty much did all the scoring for iowa in the first half... gets the bucket and one down low... he had 16 first half points... iowa down by 11 ... purdue pushes the lead back up... vince edwards wide open lane to the hoop for the dunk... right now, purdue leads iowa to isu women hosting oklahoma state... cyclones have lost 4 straight against the cowgirls 4th quarter, bridget carleton, no but seanna johnson with the putback. 36-33 cyclones. osu pulls within 2 on this 3 by roddricka patton. but check out the hustle by bryanna fernstrom, handles the pass, gets the bucket and the foul!
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throws down the stretch. and they win their 8th in a row! 49-42 ... high school girls basketball, kennedy hosting undefeated north scott ... the cougars get the offense going right away... hailey dolphin with the drive and hits the floater... then they go down low to lela sellers who sinks the reverse layup... nice play... kennedy up 4-0 ... later, sellers takes the ball upcourt... drives... count the basket and one... kennedy goes up 10-6... sellers had 26 points ... later, carly langhurst drills the long two- pointer... looked like it was a three... but kennedy goes on to win 52-46 ... back to college basketball, north carolina and georgia tech on kcrg 9.2 ... linn-mar grad marcus paige tries to get the tar heels back in the game... that's one way to do it by hitting a three... tar heels down six ... then it's marcus with the steal... he tip-toes along the sideline and finishes with the layup on the other end ... we've seen marcus attack the basket a lot more this year... he goes around a couple of defenders, penetrates,
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win thanks josh. we'll be right
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native killed in afghanistan landed back in iowa today. dozens gathered to greet them pay their respects to joseph lemm. that's tonight at 10. and now to first alert storm team meteorologis
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the new year has and will continue to start off on a clouds will be hard to find, and winds will shift to the nw. temperatures will be fairly close to where they should be for early january. for sunday, a weak disturbance will roll through, providing us with some clouds, but temperatures will remain fairly normal. as we look ahead to the next workweek, winds will be changing to southerly, and thus we'll notice a gradual warm up. by mid-week, temperatures will be at or above freezing for highs. our next chance of precipitation is aiming at late next week. thanks chris. thanks for joining us for
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