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the scene is much quieter than it was earlier this morning. officers checked this place out for around eight hours. here's what they say happened. before the shooting there were a number of people inside 942, adults and kids. one of them called 911 around 11:45 to tell police a toddler had been shot by a handgun. the pd arrived, finding a near 3 year old boy with a gun wound to the upper body. the little boy was taken to a local hospital, then air lifted to university of iowa hospitals and clinics. " "not sure of the current condition right now. it was a very serious injury, hence the transportation to university of iowa." " police are looking into what lead to the shooting. they think it may have been accidental, but aren't ruling anything out. no one else was injured. no arrests have been made. but, charges
police said the public is not in any danger. brady? body camera policies at iowa police departments are not meeting national standards. that's according to a report from the des moines register. the register reviewed polices at eight different law enforcement agencies. the review found the departments fall short when it comes to transparency of the programs. the review also showed the public did not have input into developing the policies. cedar rapids police say a policy on body cameras will be shared with community groups when a final draft is finished. police departments across the nation have adopted body camera policies following
shootings. the most well-known case happened in ferguson, missouri in august 2014. no cameras captured the moments of a white police officer shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager. a grand jury decided not to indict the officer, darren wilson, in the death of 18-year-old michael brown. recent gun massacres across the country have given new urgency to president obama's efforts on gun control. today, he is meeting with attorney general loretta lynch to talk about options for executive action to tighten gun laws. president obama's plan background checks, and cracking down on unregulated gun sales. these proposals will likely be challenged by gun rights activists in court. congress is back to work in washington today, and the house president obama's health care law. the
president obama has promised to to his desk. first, meteorologis t justin gehrts has your first alert forecast, justin... in the east and clouds in the west. as the afternoon goes on, clouds will slowly clear out. highs reach the lower to middle 20s. we'll have a partly cloudy sky tonight into tomorrow. tuesday will be a little breezy from time to time with highs close to 30. clouds are here night straight through saturday as moisture rain or snow evening. scattered rain and snow showers are likely thursday and friday with some lingering the 30s for a few days, much colder air pours in early next week.today: gradual clearing high: 22-28 winds: ne 5-10 alo: 23 dbq: 25 iow: 27
fire crews tackled a massive barn fire this morning in rural mt. vernon. the linn county sheriff's office say it happened on 705 elbow creek road earlier this morning. a viewer of ours on facebook, aj rigel, sent us this video. you can see here the flames completely overtaking the barn. tv-9 is working to get more information from the sheriff's office on what started this fire. you can check for updates on this story on our website at kcrg dot com. rescue crews in johnson county will resume their search today for a missing canoer on the coralville reservoir. the johnson county sheriff's office responded to a report of a capsized boat around 2:45 p-m yesterday. a 9-1-1 caller reported seeing the canoe with 2
bobbers grill. investigators say bystanders were able to pull one person to safety before rescue teams arrived. that person went to u-i-h- c. deputies have not released that person's condition. several fire departments and the metro area dive team were on scene for hours. they stopped their search last night. whenever you see news, give us a call on newsline nine. that number is 319-365-9999. you can also email pictures and video to newsroom at kcrg dot com. today, four city council members will officially take office in cedar rapids, after being sworn in just about an hour ago. that ceremony was this morning at 10 inside the city council chambers. scott overland will be the district 2 representative. ann poe and susie weinacht will serve as the at-large representativ es. scott olson will represent district 4. new mayors are set to take over in black hawk
will begin a 2-year term in the mayor's office, with a ceremony at the city council meeting at 5-30 tonight. hart will be waterloo's first black mayor. he won a runoff election against former mayor tim hurley last month. in neighboring cedar falls, jim brown will take over for long-time mayor, jon crews. brown also won a run-off election in december, but crews dropped out ahead of that. crews had served as cedar falls mayor 3 separate times going back to 1971. senator chuck grassley is going to be in waterloo today. he's speaking to rotary club members there as a part of his 99-county meetings. club members will get a chance to ask him questions. lawmakers will reconvene in des moines in one week, for the start of the 2016 legislative session. for the past 5 years, the legislature has been split between republicans and democrats, with republican terry branstad as governor. this year, the democrats control
the senate with a narrow margin, 26 to 24. republicans hold the majority in the house, 57 to 43. an issue that occupied a lot of time during the 2015 session was k-through-12 education funding. another issue lawmakers will still likely be at odds over, is the change in iowa's medicaid program. two iowa legislators say other big priorities are on the table. "raising the minimum wage so we at elast get a start on iowans having a living wage sand not having to live in poverty working 20 hours a week... " "we havent done anything with income taxes....i'd like to see us create a better enviroment so iowans and business have more money in their pockets at the end of the year..." hunter and zaun say they would not be surprised to see the 2016 session go a week or two long. achieving the perfect smile. kids are joined by more and more adults getting fitted for braces.
the day started with clear sky in the east and clouds in the west. as the afternoon goes
on, clouds will slowly clear out. highs reach the lower to middle 20s. we'll have a partly cloudy sky tonight into tomorrow. tuesday will be a little breezy from time to time with highs close to 30. clouds are here tomorrow night straight through saturday as moisture moves our way. an
shower is possible wednesday evening. scattered rain and snow showers are likely thursday and friday with some lingering snow saturday. after highs in the 30s for a few days, much colder air pours in early next week.today: gradual clearing high: 22-28 winds: ne 5-10 alo: 23 dbq: 25 iow: 27 tonight: partly cloudy low: 10-16 winds: se 5-15 alo: 13 dbq: 12 iow: 15 tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 27-33 winds: s 10-20 alo:
tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 17-23 winds: s 5-15 alo: 20 dbq: 19 iow: 21 wednesday: iso. rain/snow late high: 33 - low: 20 thursday: rain/snow likely high: 35 - low: 30 friday: rain/snow likely high: 36 - low: 32 saturday: chance of snow high: 32 - low: 32 sunday: clearing & colder high: 17 - low: 14 monday: chance of
many people think braces are just for kids. but these days, more adults are looking for that perfect set of pearly whites. martie salt explains the challenges of working on adult teeth. felicia baldwin has a lot of reasons to smile. .and her age is only one of them. "i'm in a dance group, so you have to be able to smile. and i was getting very self-conscious
n baldwin's rockettes- style dance troupe, the straighter the kick the better, but straight teeth and a winning smile are just as essential. so baldwin joined more than a million other adults this year. .and made an appointment with an orthodontist. "many of these folks had children, they provided orthodontic care for them, paid for it, now they're ready to do something for themselves." lately, a third of the patients in tate jackson's office are adults. they're attracted to discreet options like clear aligners and back-of-the-teeth braces. but once in a while a patient like annmarie heffernan says 'bring on the tinsel grin jokes.' "here i am 52 with braces and i did all the funky colors. so, green, never do because it looks like, they're like, 'you have something in your teeth.'" jackson says adults face challenges that kids do not. decades of dental work, like fillings, root canals and crowns can make it
tough to achieve pearly perfection. "sometimes because the jaws aren't growing we're just a little more limited in how far we can actually move the teeth." but for heffernan, the added self- confidence made two years with braces worth it. baldwin has eight months to go and can't wait for the last band to come out. i'm martie salt reporting. trt1.36 oc std. typically, medical insurance won't cover the cost of braces unless you have a medical reason for needing them. dental insurance will often cover some of the cost. planting for the new year... u-s farm economists are predicting a big change for the amount of soy beans and corn planted in 2016. good morning this is the
for atrazine.. glyphosate andimidaclopri d in 2015.. they say they have delayed the risk assessments until early 2016 to address glyphosate.. after the recent report from the international agency for research on cancer or i-arc's classification of glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. the agency is holding the reports to incorporate new data.. the e-p-a previously said glyphosate is safe.. ---- this last year there was increased funding for the army corps of engineers for the upper mississippi river basin.. and that could have been just what was needed.. there's near-record and out-of-season flooding this year.. the mississippi was forcast to crest high
enough to rival the floods of 1993.. but there's more money to work with this time around.. the corps received nearly 6 billion dollars, which was 27 percent more than the presedents budget.. on top of that inland water way trust fund projects.. got record funding of four hundred five million dollars. even then the corps of engineers will be stretched.
finish construction down the road and help move that construction time forward. and also to focus on the
ailing infrastructure, which is in great need of capitalization on our nations rivers" colbert says the latest funding combined with the 20-14 water resources reform and development act should help speed up modernization efforts.. which she calls underfunded for too long.. ---- even though harvest is done and crops are sold, 2016 planting decisions are still moving forward. last year there were much more soybeans planted than corn... but both could decrease with low crop prices.. analysts are already trying to predict how many acres will be planted.. in an interview for the u-s-d-a their chief economist gave an early preview.. "we would expect to see fewer acres being planted into soybeans in 2016. right now we're estimating that to be around 82 million acres going into soybeans. that's about a million
lower than it was last year. on the other hand, we would expect producers to plant roughly 90 million acres of corn about 2 million more than we saw planted this year." johansson expects lower acres for sorgum, barley, and wheat.. however despite low cotton prices.. it might get a million more acres planted next year.. in all.. acres planted could be down as much as a million and a half total acres.. ---- the winter storm from last week that rolled through the southwest could have killed nearly 20 thousand head of cattle according to new mexico state university.. it's extension's robert hagevoort estimates a five percent loss of milking cows and double that on young-stock.. however.. total losses cannot be reported until farmers can dig their cattle out.. some of which have been buried in their pens by snow drifts. there have been reports that those snow drifts have helped insulate some calves from the cold weather with many instances of them being found alive but hungry. new mexico did declare a state of emergency but the farm service agency is the only agency that can help farmers financially. ---- and that's i have for you.. thanks for joining us..
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 3.22 oc webtease a gift from a sister, and an unknown donor. a monticello woman is alive today, thanks to a paired donor program. at any one time, there are thousands of patients on surf, stream, download, and play on multiple devices at once, with centurylink internet.
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a list waiting for a kidney transplant. a monticello woman found herself on that list a few years ago.... but the generosity of her family and an anonymous donor saved her. it was a part of a paired donor program. doctors at the university of iowa say they're helping to cut down on the wait time for people in dire need of new organs. debbie hein's problems started after an alaskan cruise 3 years ago. "i started feeling sick to my stomach all the time."after testing, doctors told her it wasn't a virus she'd caught or something she'd eaten on the trip, but kidney failure. "i ended up on dialysis, which was a real shock." debbie endured 3 years of dialysis, and was placed on a constantly-growing waiting list for a transplant. "there aren't enough organs to go around; about 100 patients are added to the waiting list every day."to make matters worse, debbie has type-o blood, the most common. her husband mark and her sister teresa, both of whom elected to donate a
kidne have type ab. to solve this incompatibility , teresa, who debbie calls "her angel," entered into a paired donor program. "the anonymous donor donates to a donor recipient pair whose donor is incompatible. that donor, in turn, donates to someone else, and if you keep this going, there becomes a never-ending chain." meaning that even when teresa's kidney couldn't work for debbie, it did work for someone else. "she was my paired donor. she donated a kidney, so that i could receive a kidney." but debbie's struggle wasn't over, as doctors found something completely new during surgery. "they discovered that i had some spots on my liver." it turned out to a slow- growing malignancy. a devastating blow, but one that forced her and her family to fight even harder. "i didn't want to let my sister down, because she gave so much that i didn't want to give up." only a few months after her kidney surgery, debbie got a new liver. "i've gotten stronger and better every day." all of that, just in time to enjoy the holidays with the family she loves so much.
"we just kept fighting, and here we are. we're still here, enjoy that family." the race to win iowa... presidential candidates are campaigning in iowa today - seeking your support. and beating isis. the united kingdom is responding to a new threat from the terrorist organization. meteorologist justin gehrts
and iowa national guard troops are in missouri, bringing drinkable water to victims of widespread flooding. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at midday. how did a two year old end up with a bullet wound? that's the question dubuque police are hoping to answer after a shooting last night. police say it happened last night at 942 main street. that's in the heart of downtown dubuque, just a few blocks from the law enforcement center. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders is live in dubuque right now-just outside of 942 main street. forrest, what's the latest details? things are much quieter than earlier this morning. officers were all over the inside, investigating this shooting. at one point they brought out what looked like a chunk of wall. here's what police say happened. before the shooting, there were
people inside 942, adults and kids. one of them called 911 around 11:45 to tell police a toddler had been shot by a handgun. the pd arrived, finding a near 3 year old boy with a serious gun wound to the upper body. the little boy was taken to a local hospital, then air lifted to university of iowa hospitals and clinics. no word on his current condition. police are looking into what lead to the shooting. they think it may have been accidental. " we're still investigating that part of it. there were several people inside the residence when it did happen. conducted. the scene has to be processed. all of that is still on going." " no one else was injured. no arrests have been made. but, charges remain possible. police say the public isn't at risk. presidential candidates are
this week to grab last- minute support before the iowa caucuses. today, former secretary of state hillary clinton will appear in cedar rapids at the new bo city market. that will be the halfway point between stops in davenport and des moines. she's scheduled to be there at 3 p-m today. former president bill clinton is also hitting the campaign trail to support his wife. clinton has been silent lately about republican front-runner, donald trump, who recently made comments about clinton's impeachment trial. about the latest today. election year is here and the 2016 race is switching into high gear. natsot "i'm donald trump and i frontrunner donald trump made good on his multi-million dollar promise launching his first tv ads in the early primary states. his controversial proposals...on full display. natsot "that's why he's calling for a
temporary shutdown of muslims entering the united states." his attacks on president obama and hillary clinton are heating up as former president bill clinton hits the trail for his wife for the first time solo in new hampshire. trump...threatening to bring up past sex scandals. this heckler tried to do the same at a clinton town hall sunday. sot - hillary clinton / presidential candidate"you are very rude, and i am not going to ever call on you." instead, clinton set her sights on the entire gop field. sot - hillary clinton / presidential candidate"rep ublicans seem to have a particular fixation on blaming president obama and me for everything that happens in the world. i've noticed that ." the blame game will intensify this week when president obama uses his executive action on gun control. sot - marco rubio / presidential candidate"all these executive orders he's gonna come out with tomorrow that are going to undermine our second amendment rights, on my first day in office, they're gone." kenneth moton oncam close: for the next few weeks, the candidates will be crisscrossing iowa and new hampshire. ted cruz will win the day with the most events...five campaign events appearances in iowa. kenneth moton, abc news
washington. one republican candidate behind in the polls hopes to win iowa voters. yesterday, mike huckabee spoke to a crowd of about 100 people in a des moines suburb. throughout his speech, huckabee stressed the importance of iowa in the election process. in 2008, he won the iowa caucus and is sticking to his plans to win over voters. " i don't think there's any shortcut than going out there and organizing in every county. as of thursday we will have done events not just driven through and waved we will have done events in all 99 counties. " democrat martin o'malley also campaigned in des moines last night. he's still polling far behind hillary clinton and bernie sanders. first, meteorologis t justin gehrts has your first alert forecast,
justin... the day started with clear sky in the east and afternoon goes on, clouds will slowly clear out. highs reach the lower to middle 20s. we'll have a partly cloudy sky tonight into tomorrow. tuesday will be a little breezy from time to time with highs close to 30. clouds are here tomorrow night straight through saturday as moisture rain or snow shower is possible wednesday evening. scattered rain and snow showers are likely thursday and friday with some lingering snow saturday. after highs in the 30s for a few days, much colder air pours in early next week.today: gradual clearing high: 22-28 winds: ne 5-10 alo: 23 dbq: 25 iow: 27 the iowa national guard is hard at work this midday making sure missourians
have clean water. those troops are in high louis. last week, more than 10 inches swell and leaving several communities under water. 24 people have died in missouri and illinois because of contaminated this water treatment plant in high ridge. soldiers work in two twelve-hour shifts pumping clean water from neighboring town fire hydrants and transporting that water to high ridge water towers. the water from the hydrants is clean, but must be boiled before drinking. soldiers say the people there have waved, honked, and said thank you as they drive by. the missouri national guard says it is also thankful for iowa's help. "we're very happy to have neighbors like iowa to come and help in a situation like this. whenever there's such a large need there's only so much you can do, sometimes you have to ask for help and we're
glad to have that assistance." few days transporting and building a water purification system for need. a remote national wildlife refuge is now occupation. a group of protestors are holed up in a federal building there to demonstrate against the punishment for some local ranchers. a-b-c's elizabeth hur explains why they're so involved. bc news.. inside the standoff.. where dozens of militia members.. some openly armed.. are wildlife refuge.. claiming.. to the federal government but to the people.. sot - ammon bundy / rancher "we have tried and tried and tried the prudent methods to get government to at least look at this and say, hey, there's something wrong here." it started on saturday.. a rally originally protesting the jail sentence of dwight and steven hammond.. the
scheduled to report to prison today.. to serve a 5- year sentence for an land sot - dwight hammond / rancher "i'm going to jail for five years for 127 ? seems like a bit of an overkill."it a rally.. a small group broke off.. with nevada rancher ammon bundy.. leading the take-over. the local sheriff calling the group's actions.. an "attempt to overthrow the county and federal government in hopes to spark a movement across the united states." the hammonds also adding.. they don't support what's going on and plan to report to prison peacefully.. sot - ammon bundy / rancher "oh, i do not speak for the hammonds. we have spoken many, many time. we understand each other on this issue. and, the hammonds are only going to jail because they just feel there's nothing else for them to do.." elizabeth hur oncam close: bundy and his group are vowing to occupy the outpost for years... it is unclear.. what, if any, action law enforcement will take but for now.. schools in the area were
president obama is set to meet with attorney general lorretta lynch to discuss gun control today. this meeting comes just after the president announced he was taking executive action on the sale of guns and background checks. many gun activists oppose any changes to current gun laws. one virginia gun store owner had mixed thoughts on changing background checks. "i think it's reasonable to have background checks. and i think in -- i don't think that we should do away with all background checks, but i don't think trying to enforce background checks on every gun sale in the country, i think we will end up making the list that they are so desperately been trying to get for decades-- that's so they can confiscate our firearms " some republican presidential candidates
have said they will overturn any actions the president may make against the second amendment. president obama will join c-n-n's anderson cooper for a one-hour, live town hall event on the issue on thursday. the site of the san bernardino shooting rampage that left 14 people dead and 21 injured reopens today. there will be tighter security as 6-hundred employees return to work. the center has been closed since december 2nd, when syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik opened fire there. farook worked with many of the victims who were at the center for a training center and holiday party. both shooters pledged allegiance to isis. officials are studying a new video released by isis, which makes threats against the united kingdom. in the video, a masked man speaking in a british accent can be seen shooting an alleged spy in the head. the terrorist then says the extremist group will invade britain. british prime minister david cameron, condemned
the video and all threats aimed at his country. ""when our national security is threatened by a seething hate of the west, one that turns people against their country and can even turn them into murderous extremists, i want us to be very clear, you will not defeat us." " the video which circulated yesterday also showed 4 other alleged british spies being executed. the masked man in the video is being compared to previous isis videos, featuring a british- accented man known as "jihadi john". a pair of famous exes appears to be back together after their tabloid split. and hollywood moneymakers. we'll show you which actors and actresses rank high for studio investments.
time with highs close to 30. clouds are here tomorrow night straight through saturday as moisture moves our way. an isolated light rain or snow shower is possible wednesday evening. scattered rain and snow showers are likely thursday and friday with some lingering snow saturday. after highs in the 30s for a few days, much colder air pours
week.today: gradual clearing high: 22-28 winds: ne 5-10 alo: 23 dbq: 25 iow: 27 tonight: partly cloudy low: 10-16 winds: se 5-15 alo: 13 dbq: 12 iow: 15 tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 27-33 winds: s 10-20 alo: 28 dbq: 29 iow: 32 tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 17-23 winds: s 5-15 alo: 20 dbq: 19 iow: 21 wednesday: iso. rain/snow late high: 33 - low: 20 thursday: rain/snow likely high: 35 - low: 30 friday: rain/snow likely high: 36 - low: 32 saturday: chance of snow high: 32 - low: 32 sunday: clearing & colder high: 17 - low: 14 monday:
-- back together? multiple reports put the pair making out at a music festival in hemsworth's native australia over the weekend. they met in 2010, got engaged in 2012, and broke up in 2013, but they've stayed friendly... now, it seems, they're even friendlier. "what's next?" chris evans delivers bang for the buck! forbes magazine's latest list of hollywood's best investments puts the "captain america" star at the top: on average, his recent movies made nearly 182-dollars for every dollar he was paid. also making studio beancounters happy: mila kunis, number two on the list at 87-30 in grosses for each dollar of salary... and at number three, scarlett johansson, who made studios just under 85 bucks for every dollar she received. jaden smith has a new gig: the actor and fashion- flexible son of will smith and jada pinkett smith is the new face of louis vuitton . the 17-year-old will front the fashion label's spring-summer 2016 collections.for hollywood minute, i'm david daniel. pregnancy and post-birth are
back to our top stories this midday. dubuque police are investigating a downtown shooting that sent young boy to the hospital with a gun shot wound. officials say it happened last night around 11-45 at 942 main street. police haven't made any arrests. no details yet on the boy's condition. fire crews responded to a barn
this morning. the linn county sheriff's office says it happened just before 6 at 705 elbow creek. a viewer on facebook sent us this video of flames engulfing the barn. officials say one person had inhaled smoke, but refused medical treatment. lawmakers will reconvene in des moines in one week, for the start of the 2016 legislative session. raising the minimum wage and recent changes to iowa's medicaid program will be among the top priorities for lawmakers. democratic presidential candidate, hillary clinton, will travel to cedar rapids today. at 3 o'clock this afternoon, she'll make an appearance at the new bo city market. democrat martin o' malley and republican mike huckabee made stops in central iowa yesterday. now, one last look at this morning's weather, justin. the day started with clear sky
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