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become a heated controversy. justice scalia passed away over the weekend. good monday morning! its 430 on february 15th. re is a live look atat first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... watch for areas of fog to start off your work week. temperatures will be warmer today th at any time last week, with highs ithe 30-35 range. plan on a mostly cloudy sky. tonight, our next area of low pressure will move in after midnight, however, the bulk of the moisture will likely just miss us to the west. we'll watch the trends, but minor snow accumulation is possible for your tuesday. in the wake of this system, it's really all about some warming conditions, with highs in the 40s by thursday and widespread 50s by friday and saturday. this will feel fantastic, but due to all the snow melt areas of drizzle or fog may accompany this, especially over the northern half of the area.today: mostly cloudy high: 30-36 winds:s:sw 5-10 alo: 32 dbq: 32 iow: 35tonight: m/cloudy, mix late low: 24-30
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chance of am snow high: 32-38 winds: - nw 5-15 alo: 35 dbq: 35 iow: 37tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 17-23 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 20 dbq: 21 iow: 25 thanks kaj. today, a bus drer suspected of hitting and killing an iowa state student will appear in court. his arraignment is set for this afternoon for leaving the scene of the crash. 23-year-old benjam clague is accused of leaving the scene of a deadly accident and not following a traffic sign. investigators say he was the driver of the cyride bus that hit and killed 18- year-old emmalee jacobs in december. ames police - with help frfr cyride disisvered a video - which showed the collision between the bus that clague was driving and jacobs. police believe clague knew what he had done that day but didn't come forward. firefighters are investigating
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fire in north english. they say it started around 8:30 last night at a house in 400 block of w. clark street. the fire generated a lot of smoke. and crews were on scene fighting the fire for several hours. we're working to find out more information if anyone was hurt or the extent of the damages. 3 people are recovering this morning after a nearly 30 car pile up on interstate 80. uthorities say the s sw may have caused this mess. the iowa state patrol says the first two crashes happened around noon at the west branch exit. a short time later, a pileup of 28 vehicles happened nearby. three people were hurt in that crash. the wrecks forced authorities to shut down the westbound lanes for several hours. today family and friends of a waucoma man will remember his life. according to the waterloo cedar falls courier, 36- year-old brady kuennen died last wednesday in a snowmobile accident in michigan. the sriff's office says he lost control of his snowmobile, fell off, and hit a tree. kuennen was in michigan's upper
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when the accident happened. it's under investigation - the sheriff's office says he may have been drinking. a vinton family is desperately searching for answers. a 35 year old disappeared almost three months ago. no one has seen him since. but police say searching for missing adults is not always an easy process. kcrg-tv nine's brea love joins us at the desk this morning. brea, you spoke with family members? i did, they're hoping by getting the word out about their son, he will hopefully be found. joshua wellman was last seen on november 12th. he was dropped off at a-s-a-c, a substance abuse center in cedar rapids. now his mother and stepfather are asking anyone who knows anything to please speak up. "there's definitely something wrong." afr joshua wellman's mother dropped him off three months ago, she never thought he wouldn't come home. when family members didn't hear from him for a couple days, they immediately contacted police. wellman is a father, and very close to his family. 6:38 "he wouldn't go a day without talking to his sister or
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just t his nature." while police began their investigation, the waltons started their own search. they used social media and asked around looking for any information. 6:55 "we are trying, we keep getting lured from one endndf the state to the other end of thehestate." and neither groups have had any luck. crpd did their own search, as well as interviewing individuals, and looking up phone and cell usage records. nothing was found, so police have now entered him intoo the nationon crime center database. 23:23 "if the missing adult has any contact with law enforcement in the united states, it will trigger a notification to the cedar rapids police department, and at this point that has not been fruitful." in general, finding missing adults can be hard. buelow says they usually fall into three categories. they choose to leave, they have a medical condition, or there's foul play involved. 24:58 "we don't have any evidence of foul play with this particular case, we don't have a evidence that he went voluntarily, we don't have any that he went involuntarily, it's a challenging case." 26:11 "police don't give up on this thing, but obviously it's got to be very frustrating for family members, we certainly understand that." they just hope they know they
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the walton's just want their son home. police ask if anyone has seen joshua wellman please contt them or the family. the family's contact information is linked under this story on our website kcrg dot com. chris, nicole? thanks a lot brea. some say the next president should pick the succccsor for supreme court justice antonin scalia. while others say president obama should nominate someone after the justice died over the weekend. many top republicans say the seat should be left empty until a new president take office. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says voters should have a say in the matter. but democrats say 11 months is plenty of time for the president to nominate
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the senate to hold a confirmation vote. president obama confirmed saturday night that he will nominate a justice in the coming months. the republican debate on saturday night focused on this issusu heavily. donald trump called on senate leaders to delay a confirmation vote. florida senator marco rubio said president obama would - quote - ram down our throat a liberal justice, if g gen the opportunity. mororrepublican candidates have re- emphasized their stance. " sot - sen. ted cruz / presidential candidatestepha nopoulos: does that mean that you're going to filibuster anyone -- anyone that president obama nominates? cruz: aaolutely. this should be a decision for the people, george. sot - gov. john kasich / send somebody. the presisint must follow through with his job, as written in the " sot - sen. bernie sanders / presidential candidate"it is the job of the president of the united states to appoint, nominate members to the supreme court and the senate confirms." sot - hillary clinton /
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the united states until january 20, 2017 news outlee have mentioned jane kelly as a potential supreme court nominee. she's a judge in the u-s court of appeals for the 8th circuit in cedar rapids. kelly is a harvard law graduate and president obama's classmate. she has received support from senator chuck grassley, who chairs the judiciary committee. for now, the supreme court will continue to hear cases -- but with 8 justices. that includes cases on abortion and unions. any decision that comes to a 4-4 tie would mean any lower court ruling stands. governor branstad is also ordering all flags to be flown at half staff today to honor justice scalia. environmental leaders are meeting tomorrow to talk about what's next in an investigation that found asbestos at a cedar rapids high school. the environmental protection commission will meet tomorrow. the commission could decide to send the case to the a aorney general's office for enforcement. both the cedar rapids school district and
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asbestos, abatement specialties, will be allowed to comment during that meeting. the investigation found there was uncontained asbestos at washington high school last year. the district says renovation work was happening in the area - but students and staff did not have access to it. the district sayayit cleaned the area where it found asbestos and tested the air when the work was done. the cedar falls city council will meet tonight for the city's budget hearing. according to the waterloo cedar falls courier. the total proposed budget starting july 1st would be $17.9 million dollars. that is slightly higher than the year before -- which was $17.6 million dollars. that means the owner of a home with an assessed valuation of $100,000 would see a 0.5% increase. or it would go up from $3.37 a year to $6.45. many of iowa's teacher misconduct cases are not ininhe national database. more than 100 cases were left out since 1990. the des moines register investigated into the issue where they found mistakes in iowa's information,
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order a full system audit. the head of the iowa agency that licenses teachers says the state wants to make sure all the sanctioned teachers in the state are reported to the national database. it was a close vote for february's gazette, kcrg-tv9 student of the month. ellen schlarmann is our winner. the 17-year old is from monticello hi school. she's a 4-point-oh student in her high school and college level classes at kirkwood community college. ellen is also the 2015 iowa state fair queen, and has won awards for athletics and community service. we'll ffature ellen next tuesday morning g re on tv9. supreme court justice scalia is now home in virginia. before funeral plans can even be made, i already appears a political battle is taking shape. couples in cedar rapids who still want to celebrate valentine's day have the chance to this evening. watch for areas of fog to start
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week. temperatures will be warmer today than at any time last week, with highs in the 30-35 range. plan on a mostly cloudy sky. tonight, our next area of low pressure will m me in after midnight, however, the bulk of the moisture will likely just miss us to the west. we'll watch the trends, but
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your tuesday. in the wake of this system, it's really all about some warming conditions, with highs in the 40s by thursday and widespread 50s by friday and saturday. this will feel fantastic, but due to all the snow melt a aas of drizzle or fog may accompany this, especially over the orthern half of the area.today: mostly oudy high: 30-36 winds: sw 5-10 alo: 32 dbq: 32 iow: 35tonight: m/cloudy, mix late e w: 24-30 winds: s 5-10 alo: 26 dbq: 26 iow: 28tomorrow: chance of am snow h hgh: 32-38
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37tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 17-233 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 20 dbq: 21 iow: 25
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if you didn't have the chance to celebrate valentine's day yet, the hotel at kirkwood has another opportunity tonight. the hotel is hosting a hospitality valentine's day dinner tonight for those who h to work over
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chance to celebrate yet. over the weekend, couples enjoyed a staycation and a four course meal at the class act restaurant. kirkwood students studying hospitality arts and hotel management helped plan this weekenens events. a survey of financial insiders is not boding well for this year's economy. many of the questioned says there's a high chance there will be a recession this yeyer. more on today's
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many today are remembering the late justice antonin scalia. funeral plans have yet to be made - and already an epic washington political battle is brewing over his replacement. abc's megan hughes has details remembering the late justice antonin scalia. funeral plans have yet to be made-and already an epic washington political battle is brewing over his replacement. abc's megan hughes has details script: justicantonin scalia's body-transported
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vacation. a quail hunting trip at this west texas ranch was cut short. the legal giant died in his sleep. sot john poindexter / owner, cibolo creek ranch "he was totally peaceful.l.e's a man who went to sleep and just didn't wake up. the political fallout? less than peaceful. within an hour of the supreme court confirming scalia's death senate majority leader mitch mcconnell t& declared "this vacakcy should not be filled until we have a new president." president obama made it clear he's ready to move. sot obama: "i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor..." both parties have reason to fight for who gets to make the nominations, because of how it could shift balance on the supreme court, which, without scalia, is split 4 and 4. sot kerry haynie / duke prof of political science "...so now this next appointment will be critical for some important decisions that are coming down the pike" that includes decisions regarding abortion, a airmative actiononand immigration. and that adds a new dimension presidential race. sot hillary clinton "it is outrageous that the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block a replacement that president obama nominates." republicans backing up mcconnell in saturday night's debate-. sot trump: "it's called delay,
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delay." senator ted cruz on thi week, vowing to filibuster ifif necessary sot cruz :"we should not allow a lame duck president to essentially capture the supreme court in the waning months of his presidency." reporter tag: who might the president nominate? two names being mentioned: jane kelly and sri srinavasan. both--circuit court judges who were confirmed unanimoususy just three years ago. pope francis told mexicans at a huge outdoor mass that there can be "no dialogue with the devil." the pontiff says that's because the devil "will always defeat us, only the power of the word of god can defeat him." francis' comments came during his homily yesterday in ecatepec --- a city of 1 point 6 million outside the mexican capital. ecatepec has been the sight of murders, kidnappings and d tortion. pope francis then visited a children's hospital in mexico city. now for a quick check on your
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meteorologist kaj o'mara. stay with tv9. it's . now, one last look at this
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watch for areas of fog to start off your work week. temperatures will be warmer today than at any time last week, with highs in the 30-35 range. plan on a mostly cloudy sky. tonight, our next area of low pressure will move in after midnight, however, the bulk of the moisture will likely just miss us to the west. we'll watch the trends, but minor snow accumulation is possible for your tuesday. in the wake of this systim, it's reallall about some warming conditions, with highs in the 40s by thursday and widespreaea 50s by friday and saturday. this will feel
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snow melt areas of drizzle or fog may accompany this, especially over the northern half of the area.today: mostly cloudy high: 30-36 winds: sw 5-10 alo: 32 dbq: 32 iow: 35tonight: m/cloudy, mix late low: 24-30 winds: s 5-10 alo: 26 dbq: 26 iow: 28tomorrow: chance of am snow high: 32-38 winds: - nw 5-15 alo: 35 dbq: 35 iow: 37tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 17-23 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 20 dbq: 21 w: 25 abc's reena ninan and kendisgibson have this morning's america's money. trt oc good morning. topping "america's money" -- fears of another recession. >> a survey last week of financial insiders finds that nearly half thinks there's a good chance of another recession this year. friday's positive consumer
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you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. a family in vinton is looking for one of their missing members. he's been gone for 3 months, there may not be much more police canado.
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on the state's medical marijuana law. this time, a republican started the bill. activities outside of school can be just as important as class time. one man can be seen behind the scenes of the most popular hihi school events in linn county. good monday morning! its 5 o'clock on february . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... watch for areas of fog to start off your work week. temperatures wiwi be warmer today than at any time last week, with highs in the 30-35 range. plan on a mostly cloudy sky. tonight, our next area of low pressure

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