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new this midday, the state of iowa has received 97 million dollars to improve water quality and prepare for floods. governor terry branstad, the city of dubuque, and state officials are meeting today to discuss the federal grant. iowa is one of 13 states and cities to receive funds from the... u-s department of housing and urban development. the grant will lead efforts to accelerate flood reduction and water quality around iowa's watersheds. contaminated water in flint, michigan forced an environmental protection agency official to resign. regional administrator, susan hedman, will step down next month. hedman's announcement comes after governor rick snyder released several pages of emails. the documents show state officials initially tried to pass the blame onto city and county leaders. a proposed oil pipeline from north dakota to illinois will lead future meetings for the iowa utilities board. dakota access wants to build the bakken pipeline that would carry thousands of barrels of crude through iowa. about 40
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including farmers and environmentalists, some people worry the utilities board has already made a decision. out of the process. it has ignored public comment, it has moved on someone else's timeline and not iowa's timeline. so, i think basically we want to send the message that we don't want this pipeline."" " "we try not to participate in rallies antics that you can see. our members are proud professionals that try to o represent ourselves in a " the other states have already approved the project. next month, the iowa utilities board will hold four meetings to discuss it and possibly make a decision. we might see a few more flurries for your afternoon. meterologist justin gehrts joins us now - will it add up to anything? this morning's flurries are behind us, leaving with a mostly cloudy sky. just like the past couple of days, though, we ought to get some occasional thinning of the clouds, allowing some sun to come through. temperatures will be fairly steady for the rest of the day. the sky gradually clears
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lower teens. the with plentiful sunshine tomorrow and highs in the upper 20s. we'll make it into the 30s clouds. snow is likely on monday, but amounts are looking light at this time. occasional snow chances are with us throughout next week with seasonable temperatures in the 20s and 30s.today: mostly cloudy high: 22-28 winds: n 5-15 alo: 23 dbq: 24 iow: 26 ten days before the iowa caucuses donald trump is surging in the polls, and bernie sanders and new hampshire. abc's marci gonzalez is following the latest from the campaign trail. script: republican - backlash today...
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publication "national review" from hosting a gop debate next month...after this cover story... saying donald trump "is not deserving of conservative support" and calling him a "political opportunist"... sot: dt: i mean people don't even think about the national review, so i guess they want to get a little publicity, but that's a dying paper. the latest polls show trump with his biggest lead yet ...as he continues going after his closest rival ted cruz sot dt: he is very straitened / nobody likes him sot ted cruz: donald is getting really rattled. i mean, it's amazing. actually talkin' about what he wants to do for the country, he just kinda stands up there and attacks me... democratic race as well... with polls showing bernie sanders - ahead of hillary clinton in iowa- and new hampshire if we do well in both of those states, i think my friends we are looking at one of the great political upsets in the modern history of the united states of americaclinton - on the trail with a pop-star endorsement she completely embodies the
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woman empowerment questioning sanders electability in this cnn interview... clinton cnn sot: well, let me say this. again, it's up to the voters. i know a number of democrats, people who i highly respect are concerned tag both clinton and sanders - campaigning today in new hampshire- so are many of the republican hopefuls. mg abc news ny hillary clinton, senator bernie sanders, and martin o'malley will be in des moines monday night for a town hall meeting. the presidential hopefuls will answer questions from democratic caucus- goers. it starts at eight o'clock, and you can see it on kcrg 9 point 2. c-n-n's chris cuomo will moderate the event. it's just 10 days until iowans will caucus. but not everyone knows where they need to go. the republican and democratic parties are encouraging you to come early - or least be in line by 7 o'clock on february 1st. for the democrats,
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this box at iowa democrats dot org. for the g-o-p, you'll need to know your precinct location to find your location on iowa g-o-p dot org. " we are reaching out to as many people as we can. letting them know caucuses are feb 1, and everyone should come out " " come prepared, think about what you're going to do, and come early. exclamation point, exclamation point, exclamation point! " the democrats are also trying something new this year. they have set up a tele- caucus for iowans abroad in the military, school and the peace corps. the old capitol museum in iowa city is getting children involved in the caucus buzz. it is hosting a mock caucus called the hawkus today and next friday from 6 to 8 p-m but instead of debating about the real candidates, the kids will focus on choosing which superhero deserves the hawkus nomination. it does cost 20 dollars and children must register before hand. right now, iowa congressman dave loebsack is meeting with families to discuss governor branstad's push to privatize medicaid.
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to switch to privatization. but, the centers for medicare and medicaid services or c-m-s extended the deadline by sixty days for a smoother transition. loebsack believes rushing the process could create problems for iowa's vunerable populations. iowa congressman rod blum is in cedar rapids today for the congressiona l app challenge award ceremony. blum met with small businesses in other parts of eastern iowa yesterday. the first district republican stopped at farmtek in dyersville to talk about how it can benefit from online sales. he also met with employees to hear about what issues that congress can help with. "wages have been flat to stagnant, to down over the last 20 years. so we need to get people's wages moving up in the right direction and it's small businesses that are a big part of that solution. that's why i like to familiarize myself with what t they're doing." blum also stopped in manchester, where he toured x-l specialized and talked about the need for skilled welders and
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the iowa department of education is recognizing four iowa schools for their work to eliminate the achievement gap. state officials presented the breaking barriers award to.. washington high school for its work with african american students. riverdale heights elementary school was recognized for a second year in a row for helping latino students. denison elementary school got the award for its work with students whose first language is not english. and the state is awarding west union elementary school for its work with students who come from low-income families. 52 percent of west union elementary students qualify for free and reduced lunches. but 93 percent of students are proficient in reading and math. that's above the state average of 68 percent. administrators say a tiered system to identify students who need more help is a big part of that success. about five percent of students spend one- on-one time with an interventionist. 11:18:40 "students who may be struggling with reading or math
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can receive that one-on-one instruction that they need to be successful when they go back to the classroom." the award is based on state test results over the last three years. some eastern iowa students are getting inventive for a big show. fourth and fifth graders at the johnson "steam" academy spent weeks creating a puppet that's seven and a half feet tall. a former mount mercy university drama professor helped the kids make the giant figure of a scientist. they're now practicing how to move it on stage to perform. the students also created a background for the puppet. " the girls came up with the fact this is a scientist and a female and we just went from there" it takes four people, two inside and two outside, to operate the giant puppet. students who helped create it will need to practice movement because the puppet will be on stage at theatre cedar rapids for an event this spring. the johnson steam academy is hosting a steam expo today. it's from 1-30 to 5-30 this
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students will share and present projects they've been working on in their classrooms. at the end, there will be an open house for the community to see everything the school does. cutting or gaining calories... a new study is breaking the barrier between chain and independent restaurants. we'll tell you which type eatery is better or worse for keeping your calorie count low. meteorologist justin gehrts updates our temperatures coming
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mostly cloudy sky. just like the past couple of days, though,e ought to get some occasional
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through. temperatures will be fairly steady for the rest of the day. the sky gradually clears tonight as lows fall to the lower teens. the weekend is looking pretty nice with plentiful sunshine tomorrow and highs in the upper 20s. we'll make it into the 30s sunday with increasing clouds. snow is likely on monday, but amounts are looking light at this time. occasional snow chances are with us throughout next week with seasonable temperatures in the 20s and 30s.today: mostly cloudy high: 22-28 winds: n 5-15 alo: 23 dbq: 24 iow: 26 tonight: gradual clearing low: 9-15 winds: n 5-10 alo: 10 dbq: 12 iow: 14 tomorrow: mostly sunny high: 26-32 winds: sw 5-15 alo:
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tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 18-24 winds: sw 5-15 alo: 20 dbq: 19 iow: 22 sunday: increasing clouds high: 34 - low: 21 monday: snow likely high: 31 - low: 27 tuesday: cloudy high: 24 - low: 19 wednesday: chance of snow late high: 29 - low: 14 thursday: partly cloudy high: 34 - low: 19 friday: chance of snow high: 35 - low: 21 thanks justin. this morning's flurries are behind us, leaving with a mostly cloudy sky. just like the past couple of days, though, we ought to get some occasional thinning of the clouds, allowing some sun to come through. temperatures will be fairly steady for the rest of the day. the sky gradually clears tonight as lows fall to the
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weekend is looking pretty nicee with plentiful sunshine tomorrow and highs in the upper 20s. we'll make it into the 30s sunday with increasing clouds. snow is likely on monday, but amounts are looking light at this time. occasional snow chances the average american gets a meal or snack from a restaurant nearly six times a week. but many people don't realize how healthy their
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whalen shows us how chain and non-chain restaurants compare in calorie counts. americans love to eat out. many chain restaurants are posting the calorie counts on their menus, before it becomes a federal law this year. but if you think that eating at a non-chain is healthier... that may not always be the case. researchers sampled dishes in restaurants in boston, san francisco and little rock. they found that the meals at independent eateries were just as calorie-laden as chain restaurants. however, you might not know that because the calories aren't always on the menu. according to their research, the average dinner at a non-chain restaurant had about 12- hundred calories. while that may be comparable to a chain restaurant, it's still about half the recommended amount of calories for an adult. the worst offenders, american, italian and chinese restaurants tended to pile on the calories... while greek, vietnamese and mexican tended to have the least amount. the study's authors recommend eating in moderation, and making healthy choices like
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getting dressing on the side. the results were published this week in the journal of nutrition and dietetics. for today's health minute, i'm jennifer whalen. changing the result. one u-s iowa senator is pushing to... .....reverse the president's veto on blocking a motion to stop the e-p-a's water rule. we'll tell you who that senator is, and how agriculture leaders plan to fight back. stay with tv-9. good morning, this is the
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david geiger. ---- a bill stopping the environmental protection agency's new water rule was vetoed by the president yesterday.. the veto was expected.. though a lot of ag groups still expressed disappointment with president obama's decision.. the resolution of disapproval.. which passed both the house and senate with bipartisan votes.. was authored by iowa senator joni ernst... she
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by the veto.. and immediately led a bipartisan vote to override it.. but if that doesn't work there are other methods.. groups against the waters of the u-s rule.. will try to use litigation to get rid of it.. but that may take a while.. and be very expensive. "ncba is very disappointed that the president chose to veto over the will of congress both chambers of congress passed this wotus resolution by strong bipartisan majorities and we're very disappointed that the president chose to ignore that and now forces us to very long delay litigation." ---- china could import a record amount of soybeans this year. crushers are looking at cheaper overseas supplies to meet most of the demand for soymeal according to pro farmers first thing today.. climbing soymeal demand could increase china's imports to as much as 85 million metric tons of soybeans for 2015-2016 marketing year.. according to the china national grain and oils information center.. that would be an
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9 percent from last year. feed mills are relying on soy products to replace other protein sources like rapeseeed.. cottonseed.. and distillers dried grains... but production of rapeseed and cotton are expected to fall sharply this year.... and u-s.. d-d-g imports are under investigation in china.. right now.. ---- live stock are gaining some ground they lost this week... in a market that's still volatile.. and grains are reacting to south american weather reports. "we've had a little bit of an advance actually. in the corn market in particular. a couple asons for that, we've got the, chased a few of the funds out of the shorts. we got.." "some forecasts for a 108 to 110 degrees temperatures in cordoba, which is the main corn area of argentina this week. some indications that brazil has sold more corn than they can actually ship. soybeans have had a little more trouble getting traction here just because of the south american crop and somewhat improved weather in brazil this week." "cattle markets have
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run up in the cuttouts from late december until just this, couple of days ago. bottom line is the stock markets looking a little better today and cattle are limit up at midday." "we've been in a pretty general rally in hogs for cranking out plenty of pork but we're being fairly successful at exporting it. we'll get a cold storage report friday afternoon from usda that'll tell us whether we're using it faster than we're making it or not. and i think that's the key to extending the hog rally any further." ---- an iowa town got a piece of a five hundred thousand dollar grant from the e-p- a.. johnston, iowa was selected as one of ten communities across the country to get financial.. and technical guidance for drinking water and wastewater infrastructur e. it's part of the e-p-a's new watercare program. ---- show today.. thanks for joining us on the back on monday. have a good weekend everybody. ---- 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
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trt 3.36 oc webtease filling empty job positions... a cedar rapids hospital is looking for more nurses amid a nationwide staff
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a call for more nurses.... the hospital says it has a growing demand for the profession. and they're not alone. hospitals around the country are facing a major nursing shortage and schools can't meet demand. according to the bureau of labor statistics' employment projections for 2012-2022, an rn is one of the top jobs in the country in terms of growth. the rn workforce is expected to grow 19 percent. that's from 2 point 71 million jobs in 2012 to 3 point 24 million in 2022. the bureau also projects the need for 525 thousand replacement nurses in the workforce. that means the total number of job openings for nurses is more than a million by 2022. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders found out how mercy is trying to increase their workforce. morgan henkel has been a nurse for about a year and a half.morgan got into the business
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"i just really like helping people. i've always been the type to put people before myself. friends or anybody, really."in coming years, she won't be short of people to care for as demand for her profession continues to increase due to the shortage. the american association of colleges of nursing points to a number of causes. three of the biggest: -limited nursing faculty at schools, meaning not enough nurses are being produced -on top of that, many nurses are nearing retirement age -plus, profession because they're over worked. "so opportunity." nursing officer. according to her, nursing need seems like it's almost everywhere at mercy. the hospital is expanding in staff more rns. that includes: outpatient care. home care. clinics. pediatrics. and cardiology. to fair with a emphasis on nursing, later this month. "we'd love to have people people who are currently either registered
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professional, but those who are interested. i think about high school students."mor gan will appreciate the help. in some places, extrtrhours and shifts have become an industry standard as the shortage gets even bigger. "you have your good days and bad days like anywhere. but, i love what i do." that job fair is saturday, january 30th. noon to four at mercy's hallagan education center. that's 701 10th street southeast in cedar rapids. making the world safe.... secretary of state john kerry takes a stance on the iran nuclear deal with saudi arabia. and more money! we'll tell you which eastern iowa officials could get a pay raise this year. meteorologist justin gehrts updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert
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historic storm. the winter weather on the east coast has the potential to break records, shutting down travel and the government. no signs of life. officials have announced the worst in a case of 12 missing marines in hawaii. we have the new details. cheap gas prices, better business! an abundance of crude oil is helping drivers in iowa. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at midday. the east coast is bracing for a potentially record setting storm -- 22 states are on alert this midday. washington d-c is just recovering from a clipper storm. now it's trying to get ahead of what could be a crippling blizzard with extreme weather and damage in the south. a-b-c's lana zak has the details from washington d-c. 70 million americans today in
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extreme weather nats 6 states of emergency already declared nats the nation's capitol, bracing for power outages, roof collapses, and worse... 5725 this is a major storm with life and death implications. washington today, begining to lock-down. drivers asked to stay off the roads, the dc metro transportation system will be closed-- you need to be where you need to be by 3:00 this afternoon. up to 30 inches of snow predicted here--50 mile- an-hour winds....and store shelves reflect the concern. outside of washington, philadelphia's airport cancelling all flights, in the new york area, around 17-hundred snow plows are at the ready. we have 303 thousand tons of rock salt on hand." extreme conditions facing coastal communities-- sot: cecily tynan / wpvi for the delaware and jersey beaches this will be the greatest test since hurricane sandy. this nasa satellite image captured the monster snowstorm already sweeping through the east and
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roads in arkansas-- nats a tornado in mississippi taking down trees as the count-down to a potentially historic blizzard, is now just hours away. according to flight aware-more than 6,000 flights- have been cancelled for this some eastern iowa students are in washington d-c today for an anti- abortion rally and march for life. this is video of last year's march. the march for life education and defense fund says even with the weather, the event will go on as planned. today is the anniversary of the supreme court's roe versus wade decision. the snow out east is keeping us quiet for the weekend. justin, we can be thankful for that... this morning's flurries are behind us, leaving with a mostly cloudy sky. just like the past couple of days, though, we ought to get some occasional thinning of the clouds, allowing some sun to come through. temperatures will be fairly steady for the rest of the day. the sky gradually clears tonight as lows fall to the lower teens. the
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sunshine tomorrow and highs in the upper 20s. we'll make it into the 30s sunday with increasing clouds. snow is likely on monday, but amounts are looking light at this time. occasional snow chances are with us throughout next week with seasonable temperatures in the 20s and 30s.today: mostly cloudy high: 22-28 winds: n 5-15 alo: 23 dbq: 24 iow: 26 officials say all 12 missing marines who crashed off the coast of hawaii are now considered dead. the crash happened during a training session, after two marine helicopters collided near the coast of oahu. the marine corps says their five-day search failed to recover any evidence of the missing marines. on tuesday, officials suspended the search. " the decision to suspend this case...the searches... is very difficult. we have not found the survivors..." " the crash last thursday left
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praying for their safe return. but coast guard officials only found widespread debris. a former u-s marine recently released from iran as part of a prisoner- swap is back home in michigan this midday. 32-year-old amir hekmati spent four and a half years in an iranian prison after iran accused him of spying. he thanked president obama, his local congressman and "everyday americans" who worked for his release. secretary of state john kerry is in saudi arabia to address its concerns with iran. saudi arabia has broken off diplomatic relations with tehran. the country worries about u-s relations with iran after the joint nuclear deal. secretary kerry talked about the deal at the world economic forum in switzerland. "and iran has agreed to never, ever, pursue a nuclear weapon and that is codified in the united nations security council resolution as well as in the
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friends. the region is safer. the world is safer." " secretary kerry also addressed the refugee crisis in europe. kerry says the u-s will encourage donors to increase humanitarian funding by 30 percent- equaling 13 billion dollars a year. u-s home sales are rebounding and breaking records. the growing trend is so significant, that home values are increasing at double the pace of american's wages. u-s home sales rebounded in december, after federal regulations delayed purchases in november. in 2015, americans bought nearly 5-point-3 million homes-that's a 6-point-five increase from a year ago. the country hasn't seen total sales likes this since nine years ago. gas prices in iowa are in down 10 cents a gallon from last month, and that's helping businesses. gas prices are dropping primarily because of an oversupply of crude oil. a long period of high oil prices led to more production as drillers found new places to look for oil. the u-s also improved oil drilling technologies, and that helped add even more
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lifting sanctions against iran will put even more oil in the market. cedar rapids owns 685 vehicles and more than 500 pieces of power equipment that use gasoline or diesel fuel. from july 1st through december, the city saved 634-thousand dollars compared to the year before. pierson's flower shop has a couple of delivery vans that make about 50 deliveries a day. right now, the business is saving 750 to 1000 dollars a month because of low gas prices. "after seeing those 3.50 gas prices, yes those bills are a lot easier to pay at the end of the month " the transportatio n department at college community expects the diesel fuel bills to be 120-thousand dollars under budget. when it comes to budgeting, the city looks at the average costs in past years as well as forecasts from the federal department of energy. linn county supervisors and other elected officials could get raises this
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linn county's compensation board is recommending a 3 point 5 percent increase in pay for the county attorney and sheriff. it's recommending a 3 percent increase for like the auditor, recorder and treasurer. last year, linn county supervisors approved a 2 percent increase on a 3 to 2 vote that put their yearly wage over the 100- thousand dollar mark. in black hawk county, elected officials are getting a 4 percent increase in their salaries. according to the waterloo cedar falls courier, the board of supervisors approved a move to raise wages earlier this week. the county attorney will earn nearly 5 thousand more dollars and the sheriff 4 thousand more dollars this year. the supervisors themselves are getting about a 14-hundred dollar increase. going against or with the movement? hollywood stars debate going to the oscars... and ending a painful relationship. a famous 70's singer tweets about breaking up with his wife! and a judge has good news for bill cosby. we'll tell you his fate in a
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lawsuit. meteorologist justin gehrts updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert forecast. stay with tv9.
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this morning's flurries are behind us, leaving with a
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days, though, we ought to get some occasional thinning of the clouds, allowing some sun to come through. temperatures will be fairly steady for the rest of the day. the sky gradually clears tonight as lows fall to the lower teens. the weekend is looking pretty nice with plentiful sunshine tomorrow and highs in the upper 20s. we'll make it into the 30s sunday with increasing clouds. snow is likely on monday, but amounts are looking light at this time. occasional snow chances are with us throughout next week with seasonable temperatures in the 20s and 30s.today: mostly cloudy high: 22-28 winds: n 5-15 alo: 23 dbq: 24 iow: 26
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5-10 alo: 10 dbq: 12 iow: 14 tomorrow: mostly sunny high: 26-32 winds: sw 5-15 alo: 27 dbq: 27 iow: 29 tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 18-24 winds: sw 5-15 alo: 20 dbq: 19 iow: 22 sunday: increasing clouds high: 34 - low: 21 monday: snow likely high: 31 - low: 27 tuesday: cloudy high: 24 - low: 19 wednesday: chance of snow late high: 29 - low: 14 thursday: partly cloudy high: 34 - low: 19 friday: chance of snow high: 35 - low: 21 this morning's flurries are behind us, leaving with a mostly cloudy sky. just like the
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days, though, we ought to get some occasional thinning of the clouds, allowing some sun to come througug temperatures will be fairly steady for the rest of the day. the sky gradually clears tonight as lows fall to the lower teens. the weekend is looking pretty nice with plentiful sunshine tomorrow and highs in the upper 20s. we'll make it into the 30s sunday with increasing clouds. snow is likely on monday, but amounts are looking light at this time. occasional snow chances are with us throughout next week with easonable temperatures in the 20s and 30s.today: debating the oscars. actors
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decide if they're going. but as jason nathanson tells us, one star is making it his mission to go. v/o: most of this year's oscar nominees have been quiet so far on the issue of diversity in the nominations, and whether or not they'll boycott. spotlight star and nominee mark ruffallo is the first to speak out, first telling the bbc that he was weighing whether or not he might stay home. but now he says he says he will attend, in support of the victims of clergy sexual abuse and good journalism. vo: speaking of spotlight - the actors promoting the film in the uk - star michael keaton saying the film is not out to beat up the catholic church sot: michael keaton,
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"it's about people who take power and seize power and totally use their power to take advantage of the disenfranchised and the powerless." the film focuses on the boston globe investigation into the cover up of pedophile priests. vo: details are surfacing over what led to the arrest the other day of american pie singer don mcclean. his wife patricia got a temporary restraining order against don, claiming on sunday he terrorized her for hours, squeezing her head and threatening to strangle her. on twitter, he says what's happening is the very painful breakdown of an almost 30 year relationship - and he hopes not be judged. vo: and at the movies this weekend, zac efron and robert de niro's dirty grandpa might be the best of the newcomers. it'll battle the sci-fi flick the 5th wave and the creepy thriller the boy for fourth place - while holdovers the revenant, ride along 2, and star wars episode 7 should take the top 3 spots. and that's what's happening in hollywood, i'm jason nathanson, abc news, hollywood. a pennsylvania judge has thrown
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defamation lawsuit against actor and comedian bill cosby. renita hill filed the lawsuit in october. she claims cosby defamed her in the media. hill is one of more than 50 sexual her made by cosby and his lawyer did not support a defamation claim as defined by pennsylvania law. singer mariah carey is taking another shot at love. australian billionaire james packer has asked the singer to marry him. they were spotted getting cozy with each other on an italian holiday just seven months ago. but they've known each other for a couple of years - carey told a u-s talk show that they met in aspen. barre classes are the latest craze at local gyms. but you don't need a gym or even a barre to get the benefits of this routine. our fitness expert is next
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ballet barre exercise classes are popping up all over the corridor. these classes offer a variety of exercises borrowed from pilates, yoga and of course ballet class! what a fun way to add variety to your exercise routine while perfecting your posture too. our fitness expert feryl york will give you a few tips to bring this new exercise right into your own home. ballet barre exercise classes are popping up all over the corridor. these classes offer a variety of exercises borrowed
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yoga and of course ballet class! what a fun way to add variety to your exercise routine while perfecting your posture too. our fitness expert feryl york will give you a few tips to bring this new exercise right into your own home. ballet barre exercise classes are popping up all over the corridor. these classes offer a variety of exercises borrowed from pilates, yoga and of course ballet class! what a fun way to add variety to your exercise routine while perfecting your posture too. our fitness expert feryl york
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back to our top stories this midday. the state of iowa has received a 97 million dollar grant to help control water quality and flooding. the federal grant comes from the u-s department of housing and urban development. today, governor branstad and state officials will meet to discuss the grant. the iowa utilities boards will host four meetings next month about the bakken oil pipeline. the proposed project would send oil from north dakota, through iowa, to illinois. dakota access wants to build the pipeline that would carry thousands of barrels of crude each day through iowa. the other states have already approved the project. officials say all 12 missing marines who crashed off the coast of hawaii are now considered dead. the crash happened during a training session, after two marine helicopters collided near the coast of oahu. the marine corps says their five-day search failed
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missing marines. on tuesday, officials suspended the search. the east coast is preparing for a historic storm. weather meterologists suggest the storm will have widespread snow totals ranging from 18 to 30 inches. state officials are warning everyone to stay safe. mercy medical center in cedar rapids is looking to hire more nurses. the hospital has plenty of jobs openings, but a nationwide shortage is contributing to the lack of positions being filled. to combat the problem, mercy is holding a job fair. it's this saturday, january 30th from noon to four at mercy's hallagan education center. that's located at 701 10th street southeast in cedar rapids. we have high school hoops action for you tonight on kcrg nine point two. the girls and boys teams from north cedar head to iowa city regina. action gets underway at six. again, you can watch both games on kcrg nine point two. if you're looking for something a little more musical, make sure you check out nine point two
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orchestra festival live from the paramount theatre in cedar rapids. performances start at eight o'clock. now, one last look at this morning's weather, justin. this morning's flurries are behind us, leaving with a mostly cloudy sky. just like the past couple of days, though, we ought to get some occasional thinning of the clouds, allowing some sun to come through. temperatures will be fairly steady for the rest of the day. the sky gradually clears tonight as lows fall to the lower teens. the weekend is looking pretty nice with plentiful sunshine tomorrow and highs in the upper 20s. we'll make it into the 30s sunday with increasing clouds. snow is likely on monday, but amounts are looking light at this time. occasional snow chances are with us throughout next week with seasonable temperatures in the 20s and 30s.today: mostly cloudy high: 22-28 winds: n 5-15 alo: 23 dbq: 24 iow: 26 tonight: gradual clearing low: 9-15 winds: n 5-10 alo: 10 dbq: 12 iow: 14 tomorrow: mostly sunny high: 26-32 winds: sw 555 alo: 27 dbq: 27 iow: 29 tomorrow night: partly cloudy
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