Skip to main content

tv   KCRG TV9 First News  ABC  January 8, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CST

4:30 am
west in a position to see mixed precipitation this afternoon, with the remainder of the area staying above freezing through mid- evening. additional rainfall amounts will generally be around one to two tenths of an inch, with any winter precip accumulations under 1". our warmest time period of the weekend will be saturday morning with falling temperature from there on out through sunday. plan on wind chills nearing -20 by sunday morning!today: rain likely, fog high: 34-40 winds: e 5-10 alo: 37 dbq: 36 iow: 38tonight: rain/snow likely low: 24-30 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 21 dbq: 28 iow: 28tomorrow: chance of snow, turning windy high: 26-32 winds: nw 15-30 alo: 21 dbq: 29 iow: 29tomorrow night: windy & cold low: 1-7 winds: nw 20-30 alo: 0 dbq: 4 iow: 5 thanks kaj. staff at dubuque middle schools will get internet safety training today. an fbi expert who works with victims of sexting, child pornography, and cyber bullying is leading the sessions. kcrg-tv9's sarah mccarthy explains why the dubuque district is taking on the issue of cyber safety. school officials say this all started when an investigation uncovered several middle school students
4:31 am
partially nude pictures with one another. the sexting happened over the summer off the school's network. but the district is now taking steps to educate students, parents, and staff about the issue. vo it started with a presentation to more than 200 parents thursday night. an fbi expert says her biggest tip for parents is not to be afraid of being the mean mom or dad. that means monitoring apps, browser history, contact lists, and pictures. rules some parents do use. alan temperly - parent of two "all devices need to be in our living room, no closed doors with their internet devices." school officials say while safety starts with parents, it's also important for teachers to be aware. that's why dozens of staff members are receiving training today. mae hingtgen - behavior support specialist "inform the staff about the types of behaviors we're seeing with students and then how we should react if they become aware that students at school are engaging n sexting or any other inappropriate behaviors with their cell phones." sarah mccarthy if you'd like to see all the tips given to parents thursday night, look for a link to that information under this story on kcrg dot com.
4:32 am
kcrg-tv9 news. a new mentoring program in dubuque aims to keep at-risk high school students from dropping out of school. the program is called "check and connect." loras college undergraduates serve as mentors for students at the alternative learning center. the college students monitor the high school students' attendance and grades. they also talk about life and social issues as well as ways to prepare for college. "a lot of them think, "i can't afford it". so we do a lot of coaching and what the fafsa form looks like. " yesterday, governor branstad signed a proclamation that made january-- mentoring month. president obama is sticking to his plans for stronger gun control. he reinforced his idea during a nationally televised town-hall meeting in virginia last night. president obama defended his executive
4:33 am
checks on some gun sales. he told people that he believes in the constitutiona l right to bear arms - and that he is not trying to take guns away from people. " if we could combine gun safety with sensible background checks and some other checks, we're not going to eliminate gun violence but we will lessen it. " a new cnn-orc poll shows 67 percent support president obama's executive actions he announced this week. but less than half think they will reduce gun- related deaths. one of president obama's goals is to close the gun show loophole. he says buyers often miss background checks at a gun show. there's one in cedar rapids this weekend. officials says crowds at gun shows have grown since president obama has been in office. those hoping to take over the president's office next year are in eastern iowa campaigning today. republican presidential candidate ted cruz will be in northern iowa today. he starts his day in mason city and ends in decorah,
4:34 am
tonight. he has been ranking in the top three in recent polls of g-o-p candidates. another g-o-p presidential candidate is starting in the opposite side of the state. senator rand paul is starting in southeast iowa today. then he will be in marion at 4 o'clock this afternoon and north liberty at 5:30. paul's recent poll numbers are below 5 percent support. on the other side of party line, senator bernie sanders will be in waverly, toledo, and cedar rapids today. the democratic candidate will hold town meetings in each place, ending with one in cedar rapids at 7 o'clock tonight. that will be at the veterans memorial building. bill clinton is trying to drum up support for his wife in eastern iowa. "53:40: she's made things good. she made good things. you need somebody who just shows up and goes to work. someone who can find common ground, someone who can stand her ground."
4:35 am
front of hundreds of people at hotel julien in dubuque last night. he touched on many of hillary's key campaign points - including more gun control and fighting drug abuse. the former president also spoke to voters at the national czech and slovak museum in cedar rapids yesterday. bill clinton dedicated the museum when he was president. he talked about flood recovery and how hillary will restore economic growth. republican presidential candidate ben carson also stopped in cedar rapids. yesterday, he held a town hall at isaac newton christian academy. some have questioned carson's qualifications for president because of his limited experience with foreign policy. carson told tv-9 he feels he is qualified. "fortunantly for me, i have a brain. i have the ability to read, to go to lots of sources, to cross-reference to check things, much in the same way that i did
4:36 am
carson was a neurosurgeo n. yesterday he took a jab at the governors and congressmen in the presidential race, saying they don't necessarily have superior foreign policy experience. to see the extended interview with carson, head to kcrg-tv9's facebook page. microsoft has developed a caucus reporting app for precinct captains to use on caucus night. the iowa republican and democratic parties say they've done hundreds of training sessions to teach people how it works. they're also making sure a precinct worker brings a smartphone to each caucus location. once each caucus records its results, it sends them to the party headquarters for review. "they can verify that those results look reasonable. are within the error bounds they expect them to be in. they can reach back out to the chair if they need to. ask for clarification. they can reach out to chairs who haven't reported to see if they need some help. " party leaders say they hope the
4:37 am
republican caucuses. early results gave the win to mitt romney, and then 16 days later the party declared rick santorum was the actual winner. the deadline to sign up for the affordable care act is fast approaching. if you want coverage by next month you have to sign up by the 15th. that's just a week away. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders joins me on the desk this morning. forrest, missing the big january 31st deadline has some consequences ? yeah. they're costly. bigger than if you weren't insured last year. depending on which is greater, 2,085 bucks or 2.5% of your annual household income, due on your 2016 taxes. according to the the insurance experts at unitypoint st. luke's, iowa still has a bunch of uninsured going into these last weeks. we're talking about six percent of the state's population. six percent of those people live in linn county, about 11,280. that's the second highest
4:38 am
uninsured in iowa, next to polk county. the largest chunk of those without insurance? hispanic men, ages 18 to 34. they're closely followed by african american men in the same age group. officials call them the "invincibles". " we're seeing a greater number of uninsured people between the ages of 18-34, who think that they're not going to get sick. i always tell them, you can't plan an appendectomy. the best health won't keep you from having appendicitis. " according to stacy, if you think you can't afford insurance, you'd be surprised. she said eight out of ten who apply through the online marketplace qualify for tax sharing or premium subsidies. they pay 100 bucks or less per month for a plan. to find coverage, the computer savvy can head to healthcare dot gov and use that online marketplace. if a phone sounds better, try 1-800-318-2596. officials say it'll take you
4:39 am
thanks a lot forrest. dietary vegetables guidelines come out every five years, affecting packaging labels, school lunches, government- funded meals, and doctors' advice. right now, 13 percent of the average american's diet consists of sugar. the new guidelines call for americans to drop that down so less than 10 percent of their daily calories come from sugar. 11 percent of the average american's diet consists of saturated fats. the new guidelines say that number should be less than 10 percent. and when it comes to salt intake, right now the average american consumes 34-hundred milligrams of sodium each day. the guidelines say we should be eating fewer than 23-hundred milligrams of sodium daily. a dietitian from mercy medical center in dubuque has advice to cut back on the bad sugars. kristie jacobson says think of natural
4:40 am
a treat. and think about added sugars as something you really want to cut back on - sugars in dessert, frosted cereals and white breads. and keep an eye out for sugars in low fat foods. "when manufactures take fat out of a product, often they do have to add sugar in order to make the recipe work. and it's kind of a balance. i tell people to buy the regular and keep the portion size under control. " the fda is also suggesting the label on foods should specify the amount of added sugars in the product. it was the worst start for the u-s markets in history. but now the chinese stock markets are up, which could bode well for the u-s.
4:41 am
today's opening farm markets. good morning!
4:42 am
plan on more fog in the area along with drizzle and shower activity. temperatures should range from 34-38 degrees in most areas, with slightly cooler air arriving by mid-afternoon. this would place areas from waterloo and west in a position to see mixed precipitation this afternoon, with the remainder of the area staying above freezing through mid- evening. additional rainfall amounts will generally be around one to two tenths of an inch, with any winter precip accumulations
4:43 am
our warmest time period of the weekend will be saturday morning with falling temperature from there on out through sunday. plan on wind chills nearing -20 by sunday morning!today: rain likely, fog high: 34-40 winds: e 5-10 alo: 37 dbq: 36 iow: 38tonight: rain/snow likely low: 24-30 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 21 dbq: 28 iow: 28tomorrow: chance of snow, turning windy high: 26-32 winds: nw 15-30 alo: 21 dbq: 29 iow: 29tomorrow night: windy & cold low: 1-7 winds: nw 20-30 alo: 0 dbq: 4 iow: 5 thanks kaj. plan on more fog in the area along with drizzle and shower activity. temperatures should range from 34-38 degrees in most areas, with slightly
4:44 am
mid-afternoon. this would place areas from waterloo and west in a position to see mixed precipitation this afternoon, with the remainder of the area staying above freezing through mid- evening. additional rainfall amounts will generally be around one to two tenths of an inch, with any winter precip accumulations under 1". our warmest time period of the weekend will be saturday morning with falling temperature from there on out through sunday. plan on wind chills nearing -20 by sunday morning!today: rain likely, fog high: 34-40 winds: e 5-10 alo: 37 dbq: 36
4:45 am
we have an update on a story we reported last month. a cedar rapids man has raised more than 28- hundred dollars to help struggling families in the city. hassan selim is a religious leader at the islamic center of cedar rapids. he says he wants to help his neighbors and create a positive message surrounding the muslim community. selim recently presented a check to the salvation army. the organization says the money will help provide rent or utility support to about 19 households in the cedar rapids area. many people are loyal to their favorite pizza delivery chain. but pizza hut is taking it a step further for its fans to show their support. that's coming up in today's america's money.
4:46 am
trading in china is up this morning, but that follows a big slump in china's stocks leading to the worst start to u-s markets in history. abc's lana zak tells us what that means for u-s markets today, and how it will impact your family's finances. finally, a good trading day on the chinese markets after previously sparking global market panics over fears of a slowing chinese economy, the shanghai composite index closed 2% higher at the end of trading on friday. on thursday, chinese stocks fell 7% and trading was suspended 30 minutes after opening fueling a nosedive on wall street. the dow closed down nearly 400 points yesterday. wall street nats and with all those investors pulling their hair, average
4:47 am
investments and retirement funds with concern. so what should you do? first, experts say don't sell or change your 401k in a panic yahoo sot if you end up selling when the markets are down, you're setting yourself up for losses potentially. next, realize that the sell-offs have may present an opportunity to purchase stocks at a discount. 8. soundbite jonathan corpina, senior managing partner, meridian equity partners: finally, take advantage of the benefits--oil prices at their lowest level in 12-years may be a boon to your family's finances. yahoo sot this is just a terrific thing for people heating their homes, people buying cars or driving. that is free money in their pockets. tag: december's job report comes out today--most economists are optimistic, forcasting thousands of new jobs. lana zak, abcn, washington a belgian prosecutor says investigators have searched an apartment in brussels they believe
4:48 am
officials say the same residence was likely used as a hideout after the november 13th attacks for one of the suspects. more on kcr-tv9 coming up.
4:49 am
plan on more fog in the area along with drizzle and shower activity. temperatures should range from 34-38 degrees in most areas, with slightly cooler air arriving by mid-afternoon. this would place areas from waterloo and west in a position to see mixed precipitation this afternoon, with the remainder of the area staying above freezing through mid- evening. additional rainfall amounts will generally be around one to two tenths of an inch, with any winter precip accumulations under 1". our warmest time period of the weekend will be saturday morning with falling temperature from there on out through sunday. plan on wind chills nearing -20 by sunday morning! abc's kendis gibson and kayna whitworth have this morning's america's money.
4:50 am
good morning. topping "america's money" -- a ray of hope for the stock markets. >> china's main exchange stopped its free fall overnight, 2%. that pushed u.s. stock futures into positive territory. >> they'll be looking closely at the jobs reports. mcdonald's has a new look. gone are the golden arches, replaced bolding color. >> going forward the packaging eco-friendly. also, for those of who drive around with a pizza delivery sign on their clothes, there's new swag. >> the pizza hut said profits go to charity. >> i love the socks. and that is "america's
4:51 am
20 hours of anxiously fighting crowds to find the perfect gifts. cooking for family meals where we eat over 15 pounds of turkey and sides. no wonder after all that our digestive systems can act up. so try activia for 2 weeks! enjoying activia twice a day for two weeks may help reduce the frequency of bloating, gas, discomfort or rumbling. try activia. dannon if you misplace your discover card, you can use freeze it to prevent new purchases on your account in seconds. and once you find it, you can switch it right on again. you're back! freeze it, only from discover. get it at discover.com. adventures from $599, plus up to $300 to spend at sea. come seek the royal caribbean.
4:52 am
early morning news. an correctional officer at anamosa prison is recovering after an inmate assaulted him. officers had to act quickly when it happened. the affordable care act sign up deadline is closer than you may think. thousands of iowans are still uninsured. the university of iowa is taking precautionary measures against a popular christmas gift. officials are banning them from all campus property. good friday morning! its 5 o'clock on january 8th. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on more fog in the area along with drizzle and shower activity. temperatures should range from 34-38 degrees in most areas, with slightly cooler air arriving by mid-afternoon. this would place areas from
4:53 am
4:54 am
4:55 am
4:56 am
4:57 am
4:58 am
4:59 am

21 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on