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america this morning.you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is ??? . "you know, life is so fleeting. " ben carson's campaign is dealing with a tragic loss after a deadly car crash in iowa. last fall hundreds of students at the university iowa came down with a case of the mumps. we're seeing what health officials expect for the new semester coming up. school is back in session this morning at iowa city west high school. a bomb threat forced everyone to evacuate. on january 20th. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t j jtin gehrts has your first alert forecast, justin... it's going to be tough to get rid of the clouds over the next couple of days, so be ready for more gray than blue in our sky. even so, our
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warmer than they have this afternoon and middle 20s tomorrow. winds are going to be light, as well. a few flurries may fall tomorrow night with partial sunshine returning later friday into saturday. we'll warm to the 30s by sunday before our next chance of snow arriviv monday.today: mostly cloudy high: 19-25 winds: s 5-10 alo: 20 dbq: 20 iow: 23 thanks justin. this morning, g-o-p presidential candidate ben carson is mourning the loss of one his campaign this morning, g-o-p presidential candidate ben carson is mourning the loss of one his campaign volunteers in iowa. 25-year-old braden j jlin died yesterday after a crash on interstate 80 west of atlantic. paramedics flew jopl to a hospital in nebraska, where he died.
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another campaign staffer was driving the van and lost control when they hit a patch of ice. the van went across the median and a truck hit it. three other people were hurt a a treated at the atlantic hospital. carson has temporarily suspended his campaign. he and other candidates are offering their condolences. "i saw video of him last night, making yardsigns. he was so energetic. it's just amazing what he was doing. and our hearts go out to his family and to all the families involved " "i have a lot of respect for any young person who gets involved in the political process, who volunteers, and i think i speak for everyone in saying our hearts go ououto the family of that young man. " republican candidate carly fiorina continues to campaign in iowa today. she is starting her day in central iowa and heading east. fiorina is scheduled to appear cornell college in mount vernon at 3 o'clock this
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go to maquoketa for a coffee with carly event. that will be at 5:30 tonight. despite her low poll numbers, fiorina i i hoping to sway voters. she stopped at wartburg college in waverly yesterday where she talked about education. taken more and more power communities, away from states, year after year after year uder nohchild left behind, race to the top, , mmon core. they're e all just big bureaucratic programs that suck up money and power and meanwhile all of the issues in education system continue to get worse." the most recent public policy poll has fiorina with three percent support in iowa. iowa governor terry branstad is weighing in on one g-o-p presidential candidate. " i believe it would be a big mistake for iowaao support him. i know he might be ahead in the polls, but the only poll that counts is the one they take on caucus night. and i think it could change between now and
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branstad said ted cruz needs to be defeated during the renewable fuels summit yesterday. he's basing that claim on cruz's opposition to the renewawae fuel standard. other candidatat at the summit said if voters elect cruz, the ethanol mandate will not survive. republican presidential candidate rand paul also opposes the renewable fuel stananrd. the former governor of alaska, sarah palin, has endorsed donald trump. at a rally in ames yesterday, she says there need to be a change in the government. "you know, they stoto on our neck and tell us to chill. just relax. well, look, we are mad and we've been had. they need to get use to it. this election is more than just your basic abcs. anybody but clinton. it's more than that this go around " the former vice presidential candidate
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turn the country around. an eastern iowa group is hosting a mock caucus and caucus training today. the league of united latin american citizens council is helping with the event in iowa city. you can go to the center for worker justice at 6 o'clock to learn abt how the caucuses work and how to be involved. the johnson county board of supervisors has a new member this morning. in a special election, democrat lisa green- uglass received more than 2-thousand votes yesterday. she is a spspnish- language trainer and lives in north liberty. her opponent, north liberty city council member chris hoffman, got more than 12- hundred votes. the county auditor says voter turnout was lower than normal - at nearly 4 percent. two sisters are dead this morning - they were trapped in a house fire. 12-year old lena bartels and 15-yeaeaold trinity bartels of wauzeka, wisconsin were the only ones home at the time. a man driving by the house called 9-1-1 just before midnight monday night. he stopp and tried to
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taken over the house. fire crews found the girls inside once the flames were out. the crawford county sheriff's office says this is a devastating loss for the commun]ty. "this is a very small, close nit mmunity, things likehis affefe us greatly, but the nice thing about this community is we pull together well as a community, and i think together we'll get through this." the state fire marshalllls now investigating the cause of the fire. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. students and staff at the e university of iowa hope the number of mumps cases declines this semester. all undergraduat e students are now back in class. there e usually one or two cases of mumps in a typically school year. but the latest report from county health officials shows 253 cases have been lab confirmed in johnson county, since july. the majority, are at the u-i. . this year, numbers rival 2006, when hundreds of cases broke out across the
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kcrg-tv9'forrest saunders is ve at the iowa memororl union to talk with medical staff. forrest, officials hope the winter break will help cut the numbers? -what do yiur most recent numbers look like? since the ui went on winter break, the numbers tested in the community dropped substantially, but there were still 2-3 cases most days, usually non-students, but many college aged individuals who live and work in the area. -do you think the break helped or hurt the spread of the disease? it should help......the typical time between being exposed and coming down with the disesee is 16-18 days, so this break shouldld help stop the cycle of spreading this from one person to another. but will not know until the students get back to their normal campus activities and about a month has passed. -any plans to help combat mumps as students return? continue offering the third dose of mmr. education to get diagnosed and to stay isolated in their
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develop mumps. -you mentioned these were the highest numbers in a few years, i want to say 2006. do you think this year will eclipse those cases? no....the 2006 outbreak was statewide, this outbreak has basically stayed confined to the ui campus d hopefully is over. in iowa city, forrest saunders, kcrg-tv9 news
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spend decades in prison for sexually abusing a gl under the age of 12. police say 40-year-old robert gathright inappropriately touched the girl. the victim told police the abuse happened at least several times, including last november. gathright faces up to 25 years in prison if sexual abuse. a man found with a plastic gun faces felony charges for robbing a bank in iowa city. someone called 9-1-1 yesterday momoing to report a man with a gun robbing the u-s bank branch at 1117 william street. police say they found 30-year-old clifton brinkmeyer with a plastic gun. investigators say surveillance footage and witness statements helped identify him. police arrested brinkmeyer for second- degree robbery. iowa city west high school students are going back to a normal day of class today. a bomb threat forced students to evacuate yesterday morning. police say they received a 9-1-1 call warning there
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it's not clear if this threat is connected to others in the northeast. nine schools in new jersey received phone call threats yesterday morning. schools in massasausett s and delawarerelso received bomomthreats. police evacuated about 2 thousand people in 10 degree weather. the superintenden t says police determined it was a credible threat. they had to call for all the buses in the area to help ansport students. " they rolled all the buses they could, get them over to west high, we were able to quickly evacuate school, load onto the buses and then we brought them over here to the university of iowa, they gracioioly allowed us to use the tennis and rec. centete " " just very very glad that nothing actually happened because when you hear about this stuff you get very scared. " poice have not made any arrests. the feud between republican presidential frontrunners is escalating quickly. and different polls show vastly different numbers for the democratic frontrunners . but right now, here's a look at
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it's going to be tough to get rid of the clouds over the next couple of days, so be ready for more gray than blue in our sky. even so, our temperatures will still be warmer than they have been, reaching to the lower 20s this afternoon and middle 20s tomorrow. winds are going to be
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night with partial sunshine returning later friday into saturday. we'll warm to the 30s by sunday before our next chance of snow arrives monday.today: mostly clouou high: 19-25 winds: s s-10 alo: 20 dbq: 20 iow: 23 tonight: mostly cloudy low: 12-18 winds: se 5-10 alo: 13 dbq: 13 iow: 16 tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 23-29 winds: e 5-10 alo: 25 dbq: 25 iow: 27 tomorrow night: flurries northwest low: 10-16 winds: n 5-10
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friday: turning partly cloudy high: 25 - low: 13 saturday: partly cloudy high: 29 - low: 12 sunday: mostly cloudy high: 35 - low: 21 monday: chance of snow high: 30 - low: 22 tuesday: partly cloudy high: 24 - low: 17 wednesday: partly cloudy high: 25 - low: 14
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not many people are signing up for dubuque's citizen's p pice academy this year. in the academy, participants learn about a number of police procedures like arrests, search and seizures and use of force. people in the class have the option of having police pepper spray them and they also ride along with officers on duty. police suspect the drop in interest in the program has to do with recent cases of mistrust for police. "this is a way for us to really give people a first hand look at what we do and we try to make it as hands on as possible." the ten week course starts february 4th and runs through april 7th. sessions are at the police station on thursday evenings from 6 to 9. if you've ever dipped your
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as we get closer to the first caucuses in the nation here in iowa, candidates are doingngll they can totoin support. for republican frontrunners donald trump and ted cruz, it's turned into a fight for the anti- establishment wing of the g-o-p. abc's megan hughes has the latatt. palin sot: "araryou ready to make america great again?" could conservative heavyweight sarah palin's endorsement put donald trump over the top in iowa? palin soso "he is beholden to no one howowefreshing?he 's going rogue left and right man, that's why he's doing so well!" the tea party favorite rambled, rhymed, hit the media, and threw i isome of her favorite phrases. palin sot: it's time
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these folks accountable." nats: cheering not everyone is so enthusiastic. the new yorkrkaily news headlinee this morning: i'm with stupid. the partnership of the former reality stars is also bad news for ted cruz, who palin backed when he ran for senate. cruz sot: "regardless of what sarah descides to do in 2016 will always remaind a big, big fan of sarah palin's" the conservative powerhouse endorsement also puts a dentn the attacks on trump's "new york values" from cruz and rush limbaugh. sot- rush limbaugh: there are a lot of conservatives who think that he's a wolf in sheep's clothing. sot trump: well i am a reaconservative and rush has been terrific to me on the democratic side- clinton has been racking up her own big endorsements ?with progressive groups like the human rights campaign and planned parenthood. but a new poll shows - vermont senator bernie sanders with a 27-point lead in new hampshire. sanders sot: "the inevitable candidate does not look quite so inevitable as she did eight- and-a-half months ago." tag: hillary clinton still has a double-digit lead nationally. her campaign
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endorsement-saying in an email "make sure this is nothing more than a bad snl skit come to life." 20 people have been killed in a terrorist attack on a university in northwest pakistan. security forces killed four attackers, but officials admit they don't know if there were any additional attackers among the dead. officials say that recovery operations are now over. explosions and gunfire erupted on campus of bacha kahn university in charsadda , near the border with afghanistan. there are about three-ousand students. the pakistani taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. now for a quick check on your weather with meteorologist justin gehrts
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it's going to be tough to get rid of the clouds over the next couple of days, so be our sky. even so, our warmer than they have been, reaching to the lower 20s this afternoon and middle 20s tomorrow. winds are going to be light, as well. a few flurries may fall tomorrow night with partiaiasunshine returning we'll warm to the 30s by snow arrives monday.today: mostly cloudy high: 19-25 winds: s 5-10 alo: 20 dbq: 20 iow: 23 tonight: mostly cloudy low: 12-18 winds: se 5-10 alo: 13 dbq: 13 iow: 16 tomorrow: e 5-10 alo: 25 dbq: 25 iow: 27 tomorrow night: flurries northwest low: 10-16 winds: n 5-10 alo: 13 dbq: 12 iow: 14 friday: turning partly cloudy high: 25 - low: 13 saturday: partly cloudy high: 29 - low: 12 low: 21 monday: cnce of snow high: 30 - low: 22 tuesday: partly cloudy high: 24 - low: 17 wednesday: partly cloudy high: 25 - low: 14 ninin have this
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