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breaking, reaching as many iowans as possible before the big day. where they'll be, next. the man accused of smashing into a city vehicle and killing the man inside is out on bond. coming up, find out when his case goes to trial. and we e troduce you to one of the first women in the iowa national guard who is ready for combat thanks to a recent rule change. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is the kcrg-tv9 saturday morning news. good morning and thanks for joining us. we begin with first alert stoto
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t britley ritz. we start off the morning with partly cloudy skies quickly warm our tempmpatures nto the low 30s by late morning and into the upper 30s by early afternoon. highs today are expected to reach into the low 40s, putting us a good 10 to 15 degrees above normal. throughout the evening clouds begin to thicken so don't get used to the calm and quiet weather. the first of two systems is making its way iito heading into to sunday and monday. the first system will bring a rain and snow mix thanks britley. we're just two days away from the iowa caucuses. and those wanting the white house aren't pulling the punches. republicans continue dinging democrat hillary clinton on her private emails. just yesterday, the former secretary of state visited dubuque. while thererethe obama admininiration confirmed clinton had top secret emails stored on her unsecured
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home. no details on whether clinton sent any herself. inin an inteteview with tv-9, the former secretary of state denied any wrongdoing. " the facts are that i never emailed anything that was considered classified. at the end of the day, i asked for all of it to be made public. i'd love for people to see what i did and i hope that will happenen " clininn's campaign is now demanding the state department release those emails, saying they aren't classified. clinton isn't letting the controversy sloher grab for votes. she's going right down to the w we. this evening, she'll campaign at washington high school in cedar rapids. by her side, former president bill clinton, and their daughter chelsea. that event starts at 7-15. senatororernie sanders pushinin hard to steal more of clinton's support. he'll campaign across eastern iowa today. tonight at 6, he'll speak
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dodoletree convention center in downtown cedar rapids. sanders will then travel to iowa city for a rally and concert at t university of iowa's field house. that start's at 6-30. there will be several celebrititappearances, including music from the band vampire weekend. this afternoon, republican front-runner donald trumpwill campaign at the dubuque regional airport. doors open there at 11 this morning. the rally starts at 1. later, trump will head to clinton and davenport for two other campaign rallies. behind trump in the polls, several other g-o-p candidates campaigning today. this morning, chris christie will make stops in cedar rapids, iowa city, and waterloo. senator chuck grassley will campaign with jeb bush in cedar falls this afternoon. and carly fiorina has sevevel stops today in dubuque, waterloo, and manchester. tomorrow, the g-o-p candidates will release their campaign financial reports. those will show who had the biggest war r est of
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super pacs will also have to report their finances on sunday. make sure you stay with kcrg t-v nine monday night for complete caucus coverage. we'll have reporters live in des moines and across eastern iowa, plus 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 p-m news, we'll be live right here on our main channel, t-v ne. new this morning. marion police are looking for this man, 46-year-old andrew marsh. they say he might know something about a missing person investigation. police say if you see marsh, to contact them at 319- 377-1511. marsh h s last seen on january 16th in marion. cedar falls police are looking for three suspects after an armed robbery. it happened last night on the 1100 block of west 20th street. police say two victims were approached by two men, one
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gun. police say the suspects demanded moneyeya third suspect appeared and s srted attacking the victims. after, the suspects ran away without grabbing anything of real value. officers did find a pellet gun in the direction the suspects took off. this morning, a man accused of killing a cedar rapids city worker after a police chase is out of jail. yesterday, 47-year-old lawson chadwick bonded out. he paid 110 thousasa dollars on his three vehicular homicide charges. he also paid an addition 20 thousand surety bond on a theft charge. police say chadwick led police on a short chase last april. it ended when chadwick ran a stop sign in cedar rapids and collided with a city vehicle on the southst side. 35-year-old stephen cook was driving that city t tck. he was killed. cook worked at the also a volunteer firefighter in palo. adwick's trial is set for april fourth. the university of iowa police issued their ffst trigger
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the responded to a report of a sex assault, sunday. the alert says an acquaintance assaulted someone in a dorm on the east side of campus. u-i police say that anyone who believes they may be a should call u-i com. until recently, the u-s military had banned women from combat roles, which make up about 10 percent of military positions. but last december, that changed. announced combat positions would be opened toto women. tv-9's brady smith met a university of iowa sophomore, who enlisted as the first female combat engineer for the iowa national guard last month. 19:37-:40 "i"itially i didn't know i was going to be the first female." when megan reaska enlisted as a "12 bravo" - that's military shorthand for "combat engineer" - she was unaware of how significant that was. 19:46-:52 "i didn't realize how big of a deal it was until i talked t tmy recruiter, sergeant keeler, about it."since then, she's gone through several
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like this one. initially, she felt some pressure from a a the attention, ut now she's focused on pushing herself and proving herself. 20:23-:26 "now we're able to show that we can do just as much as mecan." 20:44-:49 "they're going to kind of put me down more because i am female, so itust makes me want to work harder for r t." part of that motivationon comes from her parents, both of whom grew up in military families. and some of it comes from the anticipation of a potential deployment. 24:50-:57 "it's nerve- wracking, because if we - heaven forbid, if i do go to war, i'll be on the field." for now, she's fofosing on being a college student - going for her major in therapeutic recreation. but she knows more challenges are right around the corner. 21:49-:55 "i'll go to basic and ait, and when i come back in early october or late september,, i'll go to davenport for r ill." in iowa city, brady smith, kcrg tv9 news. perfect score! believe it or not it happens. a high school student is living in test bliss after
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we start off the morning with partly cloudy skies once again. the sunshine will qckly warm our temperatures into the low 30s by late momoing and into the upper 30s by early afternoon. highs today are expected to reach into the low 40s, putting us a good 10 to 15 degrees above normal. throughout the evening clouds begin to ththken so don't get used to the calm and quiet weather. the first of two systems is making its way into the tv 9 viewing area heading into to sunday and monday. the first system will bring a rain and snow mix causing a few s sck spots here and there. travel should move along just fine both days. tuesday is our next big system that has the potential to bring significant snowfall. the current trtrk looks to bring wide s sead heavy snow across most of the midwest. the image below shows in blue where the
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there is still quite a bit of uncertainty with this storm. if the track shifts 50 miles either direction, it will play an affect how much snow we will see. thanks britley. caucusing with cookies! some
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northern iowa are thinking the 2016 political process is pretty sweet!
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the 2nd ranked iowa wrestling team battled the gophers tonight at carver hawkeye arena.
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start at 125 second ranked thomas gillman turns skyler perry in the first period and gets the fall.. and iowa with back to bacacpins. at 133 third ranked corey clark sticks sam bran-cale for the 12-nothing lead. what a match at 157. edwin cooper with the take down in overtrte to brandon kingsly 4-2 for the 18-3 iowa lead. 184 sammy brooks with the bear hug and that had to hurt and brooks had a few of those and ended up recordininthe 18-2 tech fall. and finally iowa redshirt heavyweight sam stoll got the chance to wrestle against his home state school. and the 7th ranked stoll took care of business with the takedown for the decision over michael krales and iowa stays undefeated with the win over the gophers. we had a big dual in the iowa conference tonight 15th ranked coe hosted top ranked wartburg... 125, arnulfo olea with a nice reversal for two points, he defeated coe's jan rosenberg
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quickly gets out of the down positioioto score two points at the buzzer... he defeated coe's mike gussarson 10-5... 141, coe's brady ruden put together a 7-point sequence to go up 7-2... but wartburg's kaz onoo respopos by getting three points on the near fall and winning the match, 17-10... wartburg shutout coe, 33-0 uni losto central michigan 22-11. to hoops and a battle e r first in the wamac west was on the line tonight at marion. scott westerberg has the highlights. the indians hosting second ranked and unbeaten cpu...the indians hosting unbeaten and second ranked cpu. first quarter it was allison wooldridge carrying the stormin' pointers as she had six of her team's first eight points. cpu up 2marion catches fire in the second and caitlyn smith was leading ththway as she buries a three to put the indians up 10. next time down the court smith is left wide open and she swishes that one. 29-16 marion timeout cpu. more of the same in the third
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the screen and hits nothing but net. indians up 39-24. cpu fights back, nice cut by madison willson. her bket pulls the stormin' pointers withth 11. but marion had an answer everertime. isabella sade knocks down the baseline jumper as the indians beat cpu 61-54. the two are now tied for the lead in the wamac west. in rion, scott westerberggv9 sports. two of the top teams in the mvc faced off tonight at kennedy.. the cougars entertained iowa city west. josh has the action. this was a back and forth game all the way until the very end. fast forward to the 4th quarter, iowa city west's lauren zacharias buries a three to put the women of troy up 49-47 breaks the press. that t aves sydney hayden open for three. and it's nothing but twine. cougars lead 52-50 with two minutes left. final seconds of the game. same score. logan cook with the offensive board and theheutback. west tiess it up 52 all. kennedy had a look to win it. but it's short. we go to overtime. in ot, lela sellers
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free throw to give kennedy a 55-54 lead with 30 seconds left. but west's rachael saunders knocks in the bucket and she's fouled. with 4 seconds left, west leads 56-55. kennedy had a good look to win it, but it's off the mark. iowa city west wins 56-55 5 overtime. josh christensen tv9 sports. williamsburg hosted benton community on 9.2 and look at the drive and kiss by julie hollins-bee....nd the raiders got a big game from super soph lizzy donahoe who burries the jumper. but the bobcats answer on the break leah van-wheel-den finishes.. and benton community has some shooters karley m mor connnects from downtown and then checkout the nba trey to beat the buzzer by softball star alyssa weebell and benton community beat williamsburg . to t t guys and jeff tryininto upset linn- mar.. riley murphy with the trey and he draws the foul for the lions.. jeff answered on the other end with a triple of their own from trey mccaulley.
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before the half the quarterback on the football team reese phillips finishes.. and then with time running down in the first half future hawkeye jordan bohannon with drive for the bucket for the seven point halftime lead.. but jeff came back look at the nice passing inside to dennis mckinney for two and jefferson knocks off linn-mar 71-70. and the finally a athe stable tonight roughriders and youngstown. and rider goalie ben blacker took a beating in the first period. cedar rapids had a two man advantage in the first period and peppered youngstown goalie ryan bednard but couldn't it by the 6"4 goalie. and the phantams scored just before the end of the first period to take a 1- nothing lead and
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once again. the sunshine will quickly warm our temperatures into the low 30s by late morning and into the upper 30s by early afternoon. highs today are expected to reach into the low 40s, putting us a good 10 to 15 degrees above normal. throughout the evening clouds begin to thicken so don't get used to the calm and quiet weather. the first of two systems is making its way into the tv 9 viewing area heading g to to sunday and monday. the first system will bring a rain and snow mix causing a few slick spots here and there. travel should move along just fine bo days. tuesday is our next big system that has the potential to bring significant snowfall. the current track looks to bring wide spread heavy snow across most of the midwest. the image below shows in blue where the heavy snow will fall. however, there is still quite a bit of uncertainty with this storm. if the track shifts 50 miles either
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affect how much snow we will see. it's hard to forget the iowa caucuses are on monday. one middle school in charles city, is having a sweet time learning the election process. they're using cake and cookies. cake represents the republican race - and cookies represent the democrats. a group of students votes on what type of cake they would love to eat - and then another group does the same with cookies. if one dessert team doesn't have ten people on their side...they can do one of three things: go somewhere else, persuade othersso join, or give
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" "some of the kids in the chocolate chip cgokies were set. set in stone." "we're hoping in the caucucuwe ran with the cookies, that there would be some alignment that took place. the kids were excited about that too." " just so you know- chocolate chip won the dems cookie nomination and ice creamamake won the g-o-p cake side. a student inos angeles, california is now recognized as one of smartest students in the woror. 17-year-old cedric argueta earned a perfect score on the math section of his advanceplacement exam. the college board possible. cedric is one of 12 students out of a total of 300 thousand people to get this
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the senior also earned perfect scores on the english and math sections of the a-c-t cocoege entrance exam. cedric say's he'll be applying to cal tech, berkeley, and stanford with hopes of one day working for nasa's jet propulsion lab. playing some good ol' music... some eastern iowa students have a new set of strings to show off during their next performance. we'll tell you how they got brand new guitarar good morning from
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is waking up with kcrg-tv9 it's here's what you need to know today. making their last rounds. presidential candidates are aiming for votes just before monday's caucuses. we'll tell you which candidates are in the viewing area today. taking precautions! an iowa mission g2oup leader is h hding recent warnings about the dangerous mosquito-born zika virus. taking their vision to a new
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some elementary kids in dubuque get the ift of better sight for free! you're watctcng kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is the kcrg-tv9 saturday morning news. but first, meteorologis t britley ritz has your first alert forecast, britley... we start off the morning with partly cloudy skieses once again. the sunshihi will quickly warm our temperatures into the low 30s by late morning and into the upper 30s by early afternoon. highs today are expected to reach into the low 40s, puttinus a good 10 to 15 degrees above normal. throughout the evening clouds begin to thicken so don't get used to the calmand quiet weather. the first of two systems is making its way into the tv 9 viewing area headidi into to sunday and monday. the first system will bring a rain and snow mix causing a few slick spots here and there. travel should move along just fine both days. tuesday is our next big system that has the potential to bring significant snowfall. the
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wide sprprd heavy snow across most of the midwest. the image below shows in blue where the heavy snow will fall. however, there is still quite a bit of uncertainty with this storm. if the track shifts 50 miles either direction, it will play an affect how much snow we will see. thanks britley. the iowa caucuses are very close, and presidential candidates are covering as much campaign ground as possible. today, leading democratic front- runners, senator bernie sanders and hillary clinton are in iowa. at 6 tonight, , nders will stop at the doubleleee convention center in cedar rapids before heading to the university of iowa. around 7-15, clinton will be visiting washington high school in cedar rapids. on the republican side, front-runner donald trump, followed by chris christie, jeb bush, and carly fiorina-will all be campaigning across eastern iowa. together they'll make stops in big citiesike dubuque, cedar rapids, wawarloo, and davenport.t. iowa senator joni ernst says
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caucus night. like some presidential candidates, ernst has been trying to meet with as may iowans as she can in recent weeks. she's hosting several townwnall meetings thh weekend. ernst says she isn't campaigning for any specific republican, but she has advice for all of them leading up to mony night. "i'm just trying to encourage all of them to get out and talk totoas many voters as possible." just like ernst, we'll be watching to find out the winners! we hope you'll stay with t-v nine for complete caucus coverage monday night. we'll have live reports from des moines and eastern iowa, plus expert analysis of the results. our coverage starts at eight o'clock on kcrg nine point two. then, we'll continue at nine o'clock all the way through our ten p-m news right here on t-v nine. some in university of northern iowa community have formed a political action committee called the panther pac. some university of northern iowa community members have formed a political action committee called the panther pac. the purpose is to endorse
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running for state office that support u-n-i.. e group says the iowowboard of regents hasn't treated the university as a fair player, and that the cedar valley hasn't used their full influence to impact state government treatment towards u-n-i. theheroup held ii first meeting yesterday and is quickly gathering support online. a minnesota construction company is re-starting a projojt to build an ethanol plant in western iowa. farmers energy cardinal has built several ethanol plants across the country. it's now decided to re-start a oject in atltic. plans for the plant started 10 years ago. but, a lack of funding stopped construction before it was finished. farmers energy cardinal received millions of dollars in tax incentives to continue the project. the iowa economic development authohoty approved four pointnt5 million in sales tax refunds. once construction is complete, this will be iowa's 45th ethanol plant. the neo plant will produce 150
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year. iowa as a whole, produces nearly four billion gallons of ethanol each year. countries in the western hemisphere are heeding warnings about the zika virus. the world health organization says the virus could spread to four million people in the americas within the next 12 months. mosquitoes have spread the virus through 24 countries and territories in central a south america and the caribbean. symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes. the biggest fear is that it can cause birth defects... specifically brain damage and misshapen heads. the centers for disease control and prevention say the u-s has 32 confirmed cases in 11 states and the district of columbia. each of those involves someone who traveled to central or south america. while it hasn't hit iowa yet, tv-9's dave franzman, found out how the virus affected one mission group's trip to haiti. steve schmitz has led 12 different mission groups over the years to do work in haiti. so dealing with tropical diseases and persistent
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everyone had taken malaria pills, had their shots and used mosquito netting...but he scrambled to learn more when he heard about zika. "my first reaction was to think about the folks we had down there so i went to the cdc website...trying to find the symptoms and what is the impact of the disease if you do have it. a lot of gs got mosquito bites, it happensown there" none of the 11 people who went with schmitz reported any symptoms. but that doesn't eliminate concern. health experts say 80 percent of adults show no symptoms at all. the greatest risk is to newborns with zika connected to a brain abnormity callll microcephaly characterized by much smaller than normal heads at birth. dr. andrea greiner is a high risk pregnancy physician at university of ioioa hospitals. her main concerernow is making surereregnant women know the potential risks. " i think we're being conservative in following what the cdc and our professional organizations tell us...pregnant women should not travel to countries where zika is known to be active " unlike other tropical diseases, there are no vaccines yet to prevent a zika infection from
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that mission leader toldldv-9 he doesn'n'see any reason to cancel future trips-except for pregnant won. but he says plans could change if world health leaders decide there are other risks for travelers. a large group of students in dubuque now have a new pair of glasses thanks to a big donation. the community foundation of greater dubuque and the non- profit, vjsion to learn, provided free glalaes to about 30 students at fulton elementary. it's all part of a pilot program to help students see better and succeed in the classroom. one 4th grader says her new glasses are helping her to see the paintings of athletes on the wall of the schools' gymnasium. "they looked like just a blob of color. a lot of stuff. hockey, football. a whole bunch of football and hockey and
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in iowa, 20-thousand students need glasses, but don't have them. "vision to learn" and theisen's have provided 178 exams to kids in jackson and dubuque counties. students in one iowa city classroom are getting a new perspective on learning. last week, a city high school teacher had standing desks installed in her classroom. she says studies show students who stand are more attentive. she says so far the students are pretty excited about it. "my freshman and sophomores are most excited, they're the most energized, this is so cool! and experimentntg the most with either standing or sitting." ali says it's too early to tell if the new desks are producininany results. guitar strum thanks to a donation, kennedy
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and played on new instruments yesterday. the guitar club bought five new guitars with a 25-hundred dollar contribution. jean murray made the donation in memoryryf her son, scott murray, who was a local guitar player. she came to the event to see how the children liked the gift. " i, it's just, to see that kids are having such a good time with, ah, with their music and everything, it's marvelous. " tht guitar club members, and all kennedy students, are welcome to perform during these openenic events. rick nees, the guitar club advisor, holds these events twice a month. nees said they plan on having a concert may 8th. testing the waters... u-s health officials have new warnings for residents in flint, michigan after lead devastates drinking water there.
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meteorologist britley ritz joins us now with your weather wise question. we start off the morning with partly cloudy skies once again. the sunshine will quickly warm our temperatures into the low 30s by
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into the upper 30s by early afternoon. highs today are expected to reach into the low 40s, putting us a good 10 to 15 degrees above norl. throughout the evening clouds begin to thicken so don't get used to the calm and quiet weather. the first of two systems is ming its way into the tv 9 viewing area heading into to sundayaynd monday. the first system will bring a rain and snow mix causing a few slick spots here and there. trave should move along just fine both days. tuesday is our next big system that has the potential to bring significant snowfall. the curren track looks to bring wiwi spread heavy snow across most of thth midwest. the image below shows in blue where the heavy snow wilfall. however, there is still quite a bit of uncertainty with
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track shifts 50 miles either direction, it will play an affect how much snow we will see. thanks britley. on the lookout! california
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search for two escaped inmates. we'll tell you where they're looking now. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. .
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health officials are warning residents in flint, michigan to get their water tested before they drink it. this announcement comes just as thehetate's vernor rick snyder.... .... signed a bill providing 28 million dollars in emergency funds. the money will repair damaged pipes and pay medical costs for people who drank the lead- contaminated tap water. the water got tainted after the state chchged the city's water source in 20-14. last night, the u-s department of health and human services expressed flint's need for safe drinking water. "understandably residents here are scared for themselves and for their loved ones. and are looking for a solution they can count on so they don't have to worry about what drinking a glass of water will do to their
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re than two dozen city water samples tested high for lead levels-which can't be purified bsome filters. law enforcement in southern california believe they knkn where two emaining escaped jaiai inmates are hiding. one other inmate turned himself in to police friday afternoon. e surrendered to police in santa ana. shortly after his arrest, the orange county sheriff's office said the two remaining escapees are likely in san jose or fresno. the three men escaped from a maximum-security jail last week. the sheriff's office believes the two missing fugitives might still be in a van they stole shortly after their escape. authorities stress the inmates could be violent. " i think the longer they are out of custody, the more desperate they become and i think that makes them even more dangerous, " the inmates were in prison for several sentences- including murder. we'll take another look at your first alert
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back now to this mornings top
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back now to this mornings top stories. cedar falal police are looking for three suspects who are involved in an armed robbery. police say three men approached two victims and demanded money. the victims say one man carried a gun. during a search, police also say they found a pellet gun where the suspects r r away. make sure to join us for our 8
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morning. we'll be having two live interviews. our first half hour, we'll talk with dr. dustin arnold with unity point. he'll explain how to treat wounds that aren't healing. in our second half hour, andy petersen with variety iowa, will talk about the 27th annual spirits of spring charity event. now, a final look at the forecast... we start off the morning with partly cloudy skies once again. the sunshine will quickjy warm our temperatures into the low 30s by late morning and into the upper 30s by early afteteoon. highs today are expected to reach into the low 40s, putting us a good 10 to 15 degrees above normal. throughout the evening clouds begin to thicken so don't get used to the calm and quiet weather. the first of t systems is making its way into the tv 9 viewing area heading into to sunday and monday. the first system will
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spots here and there. travel should move along
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