tv KCRG TV9 Saturday Morning News ABC January 30, 2016 8:00am-9:00am CST
those wanting to lead the nation aren't 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 introduce 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 storm team meteorologis t britley ritz.
partly cloudy skies 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 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 thanks britley. we're just two days away from the iowa white house aren't pulling the punches. democrat hillary clinton on her private emails. just yesterday, the former secretary of state visited dubuque. while there, the obama administration confirmed clinton had top secret emails stored on her unsecured server at home. no details on whether clinton sent any herself. in an interview with tv-9, the former secretary of state denied any wrongdoing. " the facts are that i never
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 happen. " clinton's campaign is now demanding the state department release those they aren't classified. clinton isn't letting the controversy slow her grab for votes. she's going right the wire. 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. senator bernie sanders pushing hard to steal more of clinton's support. he'll campaign across eastern iowa today. tonight at 6, he'll speak alongside philosopher dr. cornel west at the doubletree convention center in downtown cedar rapids. sanders will then travel to iowa city for a rally and concert at the university of iowa's field house. that start's at 6-30. there will be several celebrity appearances, including music from
this afternoon, republican front-runner donald trump, will 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 several 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 chest of cash at the beginning of 2016. 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.
p-m on kcrg nine point two. then our ten p-m news, we'll be live right here on our main channel, t-v nine. new this morning. marion police are looking marsh. they say he might know something about a missing person investigation. contact them at 319- 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 showed a hand gun. police say the suspects demanded money. a third suspect appeared and started 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.
bonded out. he paid 110 thousand 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 southwest side. 35-year-old stephen cook was driving that city truck. he was killed. cook worked at the city's water division and was also a volunteer firefighter in palo. chadwick's trial is set for april fourth. the university of iowa police issued their first trigger warning of the year. police say the responded to a report of a sex assault, sunday. assaulted side of campus. u-i police say that anyone who believes they may be a victim of sexual misconduct should call them. we've put the number of u-i police on our website, kcrg dot com. until recently, the u-s
women from combat roles, which make up about 10 percent of military positions. but last december, that changed. defense secretary ash carter announced combat positions would be opened to 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 "initially 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 to my recruiter, sergeant keeler, about it."since then, she's gone through several interviews like this one. initially, she felt some pressure from all the attention, but now she's focused on pushing herself and proving herself. 20:23-:26 "now we're able to show that we can do just
20:44-:49 "they're going to kind of put me down more because i am female, so it just makes me want to work harder for it." part of that motivation 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 focusing 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 drill." in iowa city, brady kcrg tv9 news. a tough battle for the win.... we'll have intense games highlights for the match-up between the iowa city west and cedar rapids kennedy girls basketball teams.
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 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 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 direction, it will play an affect how much snow we will see.
the 2nd ranked iowa wrestling team battled the gophers tonight at carver hawkeye arena. the hawkeyes got off to a quick start at 125 second ranked thomas gillman turns skyler perry in the first period and gets the fall.. and iowa with back to back pins. 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 overtime to brandon kingsly 4-2
lead. 184 sammy brooks with the bear hug and that had to hurt and brooks had a few of those and ended up recording the 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 11-7... 133, connor campo quickly gets out of the down position to 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 responds by getting three points on the near fall and winning the
uni lost to central michigan 22-11. to hoops and a battle for 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 2. marion catches fire in the second and caitlyn smith was leading the way 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 chloe rice comes off the screen and hits nothing but net. indians up 39-24. cpu fights back, nice cut by madison willson. her bucket pulls the stormin' pointers within 11. but marion had an answer every time. isabella sade knocks down the baseline jumper as the indians beat cpu 61-54. the two
lead in the wamac west. in marion, scott westerberg tv9 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 with 4:40 to go. later, kennedy breaks the press. that leaves 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 the putback. west ties it up 52 all. kennedy had a look to win it. but it's short. we go to overtime. in ot, lela sellers hits a 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 in overtime. josh
williamsburg hosted benton community on 9.2 and look at the drive and kiss by julie hollins-bee.. and 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 minor connnects from downtown and then checkout the nba trey to beat the buzzer by softball star alyssa weebell and benton community beat williamsburg . to the guys and jeff trying to 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. but linn mar made a run just 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
and the finally at the 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
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 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 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 direction, it will play an affect how much snow we will see. sometimes wounds aren't a quick fix. but there are things you can do to speed up recovery and get back to being you. dr. dustin arnold, with unitypoint health - st. luke's hospital joins us. -how long is too long when
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 group leader is heeding recent warnings about the dangerous mosquito-born zika virus. taking their vision to a new level. some elementary kids in dubuque get the gift of better sight for free! you're watching 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 skies 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
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 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 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 direction, it will play an affect how much snow we will see. thanks britley. new this morning... waterloo fire crews responded to an overnight fire at the new tokyo bay restaurant. that's at 1931 sears street, near crossroads mall crews say the fire started around 3-30, after leftover crumbs from a deep fryer were placed into a container on a table top. the grease and crumbs then caught fire. crews responded
restaurant has severe smoke damage. 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, sanders will stop at the doubletree 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 cities like dubuque, cedar rapids, waterloo, and davenport. iowa senator joni ernst says she's excited about caucus night. like some presidential candidates, ernst has been trying to meet with as many iowans as she can in recent weeks. she's hosting several town hall meetings this weekend. ernst says she isn't campaigning for any specific
republican, but she has advice for all of them leading up to monday
"i'm just trying to encourage all of them to get out and talk to as 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 candidates who are running for state office that support u-n-i. the group says the iowa board 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
meeting yesterday and is quickly gathering support online. a minnesota construction company is re-starting a project 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 project in atlantic. 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 authority approved four point 25 million in sales tax refunds. once construction is complete, this will be iowa's 45th ethanol plant. the new plant will produce 150 million gallons a 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
mosquitoes have spread the virus through 24 countries and territories in central and 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 mosquitoes is second nature. 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 us got mosquito bites, it happens down there" none of the 11 people who went with schmitz reported any symptoms. but that doesn't
experts say 80 percent of adults show no symptoms at all. the greatest risk is to newborns with zika connected to a brain abnormity called microcephaly characterized by much smaller than normal heads at birth. dr. andrea greiner is a high risk pregnancy physician at university of iowa hospitals. her main concern now is making sure pregnant 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 mosquitoes. so until more is known, the word is be cautious. that mission leader told tv-9
reason to cancel future trips-except for pregnant women. 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, vision to learn, provided free glasses 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 volleyball, like sports. " " in iowa, 20-thousand students
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 experimenting the most with either standing or sitting." ali says it's too early to tell if the new desks are producing any results. testing the waters... u-s health officials have new warnings for residents in flint, michigan after lead devastates drinking water there. on the lookout! california authorities search for two escaped inmates. we'll tell you where they're
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 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 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,
flint, michigan to get their water tested before they drink it. this announcement comes just as the state's governor 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 changed 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 health or children. "
tested high for lead levels-which can't be purified by some filters. law enforcement in southern california believe they know where two remaining escaped jail inmates are hiding. one other inmate turned himself in to police friday afternoon. he 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. want to help kids in iowa and have some fun doing it? variety iowa's spirits of spring celebration is fast approaching. we'll tell you why you want to get the mardi gras gear,
be party gras themed, so feel free to dress the part. there will be more than 20 wine, beer and spirits vendors pouring over 200 samples for you to try. we will have a variety of new orleans style hors d'ourves, games, dj, a silent auction, a live auction and chances to win some great, big prizes! for more information, visit varietyiowa.com or find the event on facebook. we'll take another look at your