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a crowded alley where a group of people were standing in a circle enticing each other to fight. officer jay murray was the first officer to respond and got in the middle of the circle and repeatedly told the crowd to disperse. according to police reports, attempting to arrest a 12 year old boy in the crowd. that's when police say the crowd then re-encircled murray. police say murray pulled out his pepper spray and sprayed it in a half circle motion towards the crowd. according to the lawsuit filed wednesday, officer murray grabbed several minor children and sprayed them in the face without warning. the suit claims murray also sprayed tina dean, who was 8 months pregnant, directly in the face. we spoke to a witness that night, decarlos matlock, who said police over-reacted. "there could have been a more lenient way of dealing with these people who was having a discrepancy, but they came around and sprayed the momma, she was pregnant and the little girl and she was no
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according to the lawsuit, when officer brian jobgen arrived on scene, without warning, he hit a 13 year old girl with his patrol baton. the day after the incident, dubuque police told tv-9 the officers involved did what they were supposed to do. police said officer murray responded appropriately and his use of force was in response to dean's behavior at the scene. "that's because of her behavior and her choices that she made. it will not have any adverse effects or long term effects on the baby. " the attorney in this case, dave o'brien said this is the fifth lawsuit he's filed against the dubuque police for alleged excessive force. he told me today quote, "there's a real problem with police in dubuque and the city isn't reognizing it." today dubuque police are not commenting on the lawsuit. live in dubuque katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 news. the cedar rapids police department has a new program in place that puts four officers on the streets to focus on neighborhood crime. chief wayne jerman officially announced the police community action team
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they've been working since january 9th. the four officers have backgrounds in gang identification and drug investigations. coming up on the kcrg-tv9 news at 6, hear how this program is focusing on prevention. the iowa national guard says nearly 17- to women change. the department of defense announced last year women may serve in any position, general timothy orr said today that change opened up roles for women in iowa during his condition of the guard address. some people in eastern iowa are seeing flurries, is that a sign that more winter weather is coming tonight? scattered flurries remain in the forecast into tonight as a series of weak systems move across iowa. after a quiet end to the week the next one approaches from the west on saturday. this will lead to some light rain and snow late saturday into sunday. we continue to monitor a much
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to invade the plains and upper midwest tuesday and wednesday. this storm has the potential to bring significant travel delays. we will keep watching. have a great night. tonight: scattered flurries low: 23-29 winds: w 10-15 tomorrow: m/cloudy, sct. flurries high: 31-37 winds: nw 10-20 bruce and beth... mercy medical center in dubuque announced today its doctors can now prescribe a medical drug to help treat heroin addiction. the drug is called buprenorphine. it's being used at mercy's "turing point" in-patient treatment center. doctors say heroin overdoses and deaths in dubuque county have increased from five overdoses and two deaths in 2011, to 15 overdoses and six deaths
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they relied on talk therapy and the 12 step program to help treat heroin addiction. but now this drug is available for treating patients. "what that medicine does is get in there and tricks the brain and then thinks it's getting heroin, but it's not a trick and it helps them with withdrawal symptoms." doctors say the drug does not cause the user to get high. and patients are able to take it as long as their doctor says they need it. the university of iowa has settled a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a man who said he didn't get a job because administrators wanted a woman. the u-i agreed to pay mike scott 20-thousand dollars for past wages and 97-thousand dollars to settle all claims. they paid his attorney 81- thousand dollars. an email from 2013 showed the university's head track coach rewrote the assistant track coach job description to attract more female candidates state lawmakers today launched a new effort to legalize fireworks in iowa.
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senate subcommittee. it would allow people to sell, buy and use fireworks in the state. the bill lets cities and counties opt out, and continue banning the explosives if they so choose. lawmakers say iowans are already buying fireworks from other states, but can't legally use them. today, firefighters and health care representatives told lawmakers they don't think legalizing fireworks is a good idea. the f-b-i says it's working to safely remove people who are still occupying a wildlife oregon. last night, the f-b-i says it conducted a traffic stop of some of the occupiers that resulted in eight arrests and one death. officials haven't said how lavoy finicum of arizona died. finicum had said previously he would prefer to die instead of go to jail. the traffic stop happened as group leader ammon bundy and his followers drove to a community meeting. today, f-b-i officials said protesters have had enough time to leave peacefully. "it's time for everybody in this illegal occupation to move on. there doesn't have to
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oregon state police and f-b-i agents have set up a containment zone around the wildlife refuge with several checkpoints. university of iowa police say a protester threw tomatoes at donald trump during a campaign stop in iowa city. and now, that protester is facing charges.
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scattered flurries remain in the forecast into tonight as a series of weak systems move across iowa. after a quiet end to the week the next one approaches from the west on saturday. this will lead to
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saturday into sunday. we continue to monitor a much larger system poised to invade the plains and upper midwest tuesday and wednesday. bring significant travel delays. we will keep watching. have a great night. tonight: scattered flurries low: 23-29 winds: w 10-15 tomorrow: m/cloudy, sct. flurries high: 31-37 winds: nw 10-20 tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 21-27 winds: nw 5-15friday: mostly cloudy high: 38 - low: 24 saturday: areas of fog, drizzle high: 39 - low: 28 sunday: chance of light rain/snow
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chance of rain/snow late high: 36 - low: 26 tuesday: snow likely high: 32 - low: 29 wednesday: lingering snow,
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thanks joe. an 80-year-old restaurant in iowa city known for its political campaign stops will soon be under new ownership. this is video from a chris christie visit last year. the hamburg inn number two has been in dave panther's family since it opened in 1935. however, he says he's retiring to pursue storytelling and his hobby of clowning. panther isn't saying who the new owner will be, but he
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finalize the sale next week. ui fight song a restaurant owner in niagara, new york, says he's frustrated after hearing this... the university of iowa fight song every evening for the past few months. the owner says an instrumental version of the song projects from an empty building nearby from 3 p-m to 11 p-m each day. niagara police have where the they haven't figured out who's playing it. now here's dave franzman with a look at what's coming up tonight on the kcrg-tv nine news at six. "here's something you won't see anywhere else in iowa. that's yoga classes juvenile detention. why are they doing it? we'll look at that tonight at six." a protester who was at a donald trump rally in iowa city last night now faces
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tomatoes at the republican presidential candidate. and a new poll out today shows democratic presidential candidates bernie sanders and hillary clinton are in a very close race ahead of the iowa caucuses. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9.
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away. that means it's down to the wire for candidates to swing undecided voters to their side, and convince them to go out and caucus. a new poll today from quinnipiac university shows democratic presidential candidate
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dead heat in iowa. sanders polled at 49 percent with likely democratic caucus-goers in iowa. clinton came in at 45 percent. o'malley. the margin of error was 4 clinton and sanders are in a statistical tie. they still might change their minds. a 28-year-old man faces charges after police say he threw tomatoes at donald trump during his iowa city stop last night. university of iowa police arrested andrew alemao for disorderly conduct. they say he threw two tomatoes at the republican presidential candidate during his campaign event at the u-i fieldhouse. he missed. protesters interrupted trump a number of times last night. the university of iowa says it's not backing any presidential candidate after hawkeye football players and wrestlers stood up with donald trump yesterday. the athletes presented trump with a jersey with his
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today, u-i athletic director gary barta released a statement saying the student- athletes are encouraged to participate in the political process. however, he said their participation should not be considered as an endorsement on behalf of their team or school. the full story, coming up on the kcrg-tv9 news at 6. remember to stay with kcrg-tv9 monday night for complete caucus coverage. we'll have reporters live in des moines and across eastern iowa, along with expert analysis. we'll broadcast live from eight to nine p-m on kcrg nine point two. then from nine all the way through our ten o'clock news, channel. washington high school in cedar rapids is receiving national recognition for high test scores among african american students. college-level in those high scores. we have a double-header tonight on kcrg 9 point 2. it's a showdown in dubuque for loras college and the university of dubuque. the women's game starts at 6 p-m
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starts at 8 p-m. that's live on kcrg 9 point 2. stay with tv-9. one cedar rapids high school is
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statewide recognition for raising test scores among african american students. at washington high school, math and reading scores among african american students are 20 percent higher than african american's state average. that's why the school is receiving the breaking barrier to teaching and learning award from the state board of education. about 350 african american students attend washington. 74 percent of those students are proficient in math and reading. across iowa, an average of just 54 percent of african american students are proficient. kcrg-tv9's sarah mccarthy joins us from the newsroom. sarah, what is the school doing to further improve those
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beth, washington teachers say their formula for success is pretty simple. they encourage every student to take an advanced placement course. administrators say maybe that means a student earns a lower grade in a more challenging course. but ultimately they're learning more and teachers say that's the goal. 28:07 "so we are having a test the toughest class washington high school offers - ap calculus. but for senior darian thompson, tough is pretty typical around here. 35:26 "i wanted to take the ap classes just to challenge myself and prepare myself for college." it's a classroom culture educators emphasize for every student. 01:45 "we just think if students take challenging courses, their academic skills will improve, their confidence will improve, and they'll do better on tests, including the act and in this case the iowa assessments." dr. plagman says about 55 percent of all students are enrolled in ap courses. forty
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students take advanced courses. plagman says the school is working to even out those numbers, but there are barriers. 06:20 "many of our students come from low-income families where their parents are just struggling to survive and make sure there's food for the next meal." but for associate principal valerie nyberg.. 14:32 "they start to see their options as being limitless instead of limited." encouraging all students, regardless of background, really comes down to access early on. 12:06 "when we identify students in second and third grade for gifted and talented programs, the pool we leave in those classrooms are overwhelmingly minority students and they get the message that they are not as capable as their peers who have been recognized as more capable." part of the school's effort to make students feel capable of completing any class at any level includes four instructional strategists. coming up at six, we'll explain how their role fits in with closing the achievement
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in the newsroom, sarah mccarthy, kcrg-tv9 news. now here's a look at what's coming up at 5:30 on abc's world news. coming up, five days to iowa... the new vow from donald trump, and what megan kelly is saying tonight. multiple reported tornadoes slam into the east, a car...a woman inside thrown to the other side of the interstate. and bagging up your old clothes, someone will pay for it. new task force focused on safety and building
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in cedar rapids. and the university of iowa responds after some of its athletes played a part in the donald trump event last night.
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recapping today's top story, an adult and four minors in dubuque are suing the city and police officers after they say police used excessive force against them. the lawsuit says police used defense spray on the five without any reason. but police say the group were getting ready to fight, and surrounded a squad car. they say they used the spray to get things under control. let's go back to joe now for a final look at tonight's forecast. scattered flurries remain in
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tonight as a series of weak systems move across iowa. after a quiet end to the week the next one approaches from the west on saturday. this will lead to some light rain and snow late saturday into sunday. we continue to monitor a much larger system poised to invade the plains and upper midwest tuesday and wednesday. this storm has the potential to bring significant travel delays. we will keep watching. have a great night. tonight: scattered flurries low: 23-29 winds: w 10-15 tomorrow: tonight, the no-show. five days to iowa, and donald trump says no to fox news. he says he will not appear in their debate. taking aim at the moderator, meg begin kelly. what she's now saying tonight. and, the statement from donald trump released just moments ago, revealing his own special event. also breaking tonight, the tornado touching down. multiple reported twisters. the woman in her car, thrown to the other side of the interstate. the standoff with the militia suddenly turning deadly. the shootout. an armed rancher killed.
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