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first, metetrologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a decent february day with an overall partly cloudy sky. the sky will be clearer the farther northeast you go. highs will range from 30 northeast to around 37 south. this weather pattern continues to look like it'll take a turn for milder weather with widespread 40s likely tomorrow. whileethis will come along with some wind, it's still 40s. mild and windy weather is likely on friday with highs going well into the 50s. iowa city and points south may briefly touch 60, though the gusty winds may make it feel a few degrees cooler than that. there are no major systems at all over the nenet 10 days, ith a cool-down likely xt week. however, with the arctic shut off and no snow pack left by that time, we really won't be able to get that cold. before you know it, it'll be march! today: partly cloudy high: 31-37 iow: 36tonight: partly cloudy winds: se 5-15 alo: 25 dbq: 25 iow: 29tomorrow: 42-48
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iow: 47tomorrow night: p/cloudy, breezy low: 42-48 winds: s 15-25 alo: 43 dbq: 43 iow: 47 thanks kaj. charges are pending for a man accused of videotaping a woman taking a shower in a university of iowa dorm. u-i police say they found him hiding in a bathroom. they say it happened monday night in burge hall. this morning five people face charges in the death of a 14 -year-old from vinton. authorities arrested them yesterday for emma redlinger's accidental death. police say a friend shot emma redlinger in a home in february of 2015. she died days later at a hospital. 17 year-old william hines is charged with involuntary manslaughter and interference with official acts. 52 year old robyn merchant faces a federal charge of providing a gun to a
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investigators say gun was provided to her son, 17 year old dillon wintroth, who faces possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and other charges. 21 year old chase merchant also faces several drug charges including possession of a controlled substance with intent to liver. ananher 17 year old fafaes minor charges. police also arrested a sixth person who was present at the time of the arrests on drug charges. a year ago, police responded to merchant's house where they found redlinger shot in the head. federal prosecutors accuse robyn merchant of knowing her son, dillon winterroth, was a drug user and giving him a gun that was used killed redlinger. authorities have ruled the shooting an accident. more than 80 people have used an overflow, emergency shelter system this winter. it's a new process to keep the homeless out of dangerously cold temperatures. this is how it works. representatives from shelters, free meal sites, and waypoint fill beds in three shelters first. once existing shelter beds fill
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opens. last year, green square meals converted its dining space into a cold weather shelter. officials say this communqty approach helps connect people to more resources. 21:36363 "we have a much better count as far as who we're seeing, how many people need shelter, what is their situatioand how can we link them to services beyond that if they're interested. i feel like the communini part has made it much moror successful." cold temperatures have triggered the system 41 times this winter. the off-site space has opened 23 of those times. the iowa utilities board is meeting this friday to talk about a proposed oil pipeline that would cross the state. iowa is the only state that has not approved plans for the dakota access pipeline to carry crude illinois. the board met several times last week but did not make a decision. board to consider the fact exports. they say that supports arguments the pipeline won't directly benefit iowa, which is a requirement
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access argues iowans will benefit from reduced reliance on imported oil. iowa's interstate speed limit could jump from 70 to 75 miles an hour. ste lawmakers passed the first sub committee vote on the idea in the iowa house yesterday. representative gary worthan says the iowa department of transportatio n told him the average speed on iowa interstates is already 72 miles an hour. soo why not just make it 75. "if you're not going to enforce 70 to slow that traffic down.lets make it legal" the iowa dot does not support raising the speed limit. it says it would cause an increase in the number of traffic deaths. the old macdonald's farm in cedar rapids is getting facelift in hopes of bringing the community back. the cedar rapids park and recreation department announced its plans to give the 123-year old farm an updated look. kcrg-tv nine's brea love joins us this morning. brea, the department says the goal is to teach
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that's right they say they want ople to learn more about urban agriculture. and to get the community excited about the place old macdonald farm use to be bever zoo, and attracted tons on people. but, due to regulations most of the exotic animals had to go, and noo people aren't as excited. at a meeting yesterday the department discussed their new thought process. the goal is to bring the people back through new animals, renovations, and programs. parks and rec wilintroduce dozens of new baby farm animals. children and their families will be able to touch, feed, and play with them right inside of the park. and programs will be centered around them, teaching the community those urban agriculture skills. 4:08 "kids can come out and they can learn how to be a farmer for a day, or play with baby farm animals and paint, and make crafts ,and stuff like that. those ideas hopefully to bring the people out to the farm again." corrigan says there are also plans&to redesign the park and make it more accessible from every angle. the farm opens for the season on april 23rd. throughout the spring and summer
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like movie nights at the cedar rapids amphitheater, and harvest fest in the fall. chris, nicole? thanks a lot brea. this summer, the u-s army corps of engineers says there should be fewer traffic problems on coralville lake. in recent years, lake- goers have raised concerns about the amount of boat traffic during the summer. so the u-s army corps of engineers is releasing an updated shoreline management plan. it says the plan won't change cuent docks, it will only prevent new docks from going into some areas. the army corps will hold a public meetingngbout this tomorrow at the lake's visitor center starting at 4. iowa's medicaid director says iowa is ready to switch to a privatized system on march 1st. the federal government ordered a two month delay because the state wasn't ready at the beginning of the year. iowa medicaid director mikki stier has addressed the 16 issues the federal centers for medicaid services dentified. they included expanding the
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hospitals that will accept medicaid patients. stier also says the state has stepped up communication efforts to answer questions from patients. despite skepticism, stier insists iowa is ready. "do you think it's a good thing that we have had an extra 2 months to sort this thing out?mikki: the state is ready, the state was ready in january, we're more ready now." the state expects the centers for medicaid services to decide soon on whether iowa can move forward with medicaid privatization on march first. this friday is the first funnel for the iowa legislature -- meaning all bills must make ititut of committee to survive. hundreds of people were out at the statehouse yesterday, lobbying for a bill that would not allow minor tuse tanning beds. the house b)ll would ban tanning until the age of 17 - and then require parereal consult until age of 18. lawmakers in support of the bill say tanning is too risky for a person's health. "this is like a ticking time
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is happening to your skin now and you don't suffer the consequences until later " representative art staed says he used tanning beds when he was younger, and was diagnosed with cancer as a result. the attorney general will now review if the cedar rapids school district and a contractor should face a lawsuit over asbestos in washington high school. the environmental protection commission forwarded the case to the attorney general yesterday. the d-n-r claims contractors, staff, and students may have been exposed to asbestos during renovation work at the school. attorneys say the school districtctnd company it hired d could face penalties up to 10-thousand dollars per day, per violati. cedar rapids schools superintendent brad buck saqd he was disappointed with the epc's ruling. ""i think our narrative will remain the same. there were things that happened along the way. we worked with the abatement company through that process as well as architects. when the dnr bebeame involved, we worked with
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the attorney general's office has the option to drop the cases, or take months or years to review the evidence, or collect more. justice antonin scalia's chair in the u-s supreme court is now draped in black cloth. president obama says he plans to nominate someone to fill the justice's potion before he leaves office. but rereblicans, who control the senate, will likely block any nomination -- preferring the next president to make the choice. iowa senator chuck grassley was in marengo for a town hall meeting yesterday. senator grassley is the head of the senate judiciary committee. the audience asked questions about the supreme court vacancy. they wondered if grassley would allow hearings for president obama's nominee. the senator made no o promises either way. "the president has the authority...the senate hahathe responsibility we hope he does his job" "the senate has the right to consent or not consent so we'll be following the constitution" senator grassley used the phrase "one step at a
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what his judiciaryommittee would do if the president does nominate someone in his fifil year in office. republicans in south carolina will go to the polls on saturday for that state's primary. despite jeb bush's hope he would do better in that state, recent polls still show donald trump leading. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning! it's ---. plan on a decent february day
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plan on a decent february day with an overall partly cloudy sky. the sky will be clearer the farther northeast you go. highs will range from 30 northeast to around 37 south. this weather pattern continues to look like it'll take a turn for milder weather with widespread 40s likely tomorrow. while this will come along with some wind, it's still 40s. mild and windy weather is likely on friday with highs going well into the 50s. iowa city and points south may brieflfltouch 60, though the gusty winds may make it feel a few degrees cooler than that. there are no major
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cool-down likely next week. however, with the arctic shut off and no snow pack left by that time, we really won't be a ae to get that cold. before you know it, it'll be march!today: partly cloudy high: 31-37 winds: e 5-10 alo: 33 dbq: 32 iow: 36tonight: partly cloudy low: 25-31 winds: se 5-15 alo: 25 dbq: 25 iow: 29tomorrow: 42-48 windsse 15-25 alo: 43 dbq: 43 iow: 47tomorrow night: p/cloudy, breezy low: 42-48 winds: s 15-25 alo: 43 dbq: 43
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hawkeye football fans will have to pay a little more for titiets this season. season tickets went on sale this week. the price for new season tickets is 415 dollars. that's up from 395 dollars last year. the university expects to sell more than 30- thousand season tickets this year, with a cap of 43-thousand tickets. the hawkeyes expect last year's 12-and-0 record and this fall's schedule will lead to a heavy demand for tickets. " as long as i've dononthis i can't think of a more attractive schedule than we have this year, really. all the red teams come to town that we love to beat and we love to have come to town, wisconsin and iowa state, we've got michigan coming, we've got nebraska coming. " single game tickets will go on
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the most expensive ticket will be 85-dollars, up from 70 dollars last season. there may be cheese in your refrigerator that doesn't contain any of the cheese as advertised. in fact it could contain wood. more o othat coming up in today's america's
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in the race for 20-16 - new polls show trump holding onto his commanding lead in south carolina. that's where voters ad to the polls in just a few days. abc's megan hughes has the latest on the race for the white house. trump calls in on stephen colbert's "the late show"-- sot colbert: "i can think off ththtop of my head three things that you have said on air that, and this is true, cbs will not let me repeat"-- though he's vowed to clean up his dirty
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playing nice. sot-trump: "bush, poor bush, he comes out i don't think donald trump can beat hillary clinton but i can. then why aren't you beating me, whwharen't you beating me?"jeb bush sot: "i dont care what donald trump says... the guy is a complete loser." jeb bush making news with a one word tweet--"america" with a picture of his own gun?his name printed on the barrel. the new york daily news going after bush this morning-with the headline- dolt-45. the latest cnn/orc poll in south carolina shows bush, rubio and c@uz all trailin trump with a 16-point lead in the palmetto state. on the democratic side-hillary clinton with a more than 20-point advantage. both candidates appeared on nevada public television last night- sanders sot: "you cannot ignore the impact of what wall street greed has done to this country and no state has been hit harder than in nevada." clinton sot: "i've spent a lot of time in nevada. it's one of the most diverse andndxciting places in this in our country." tag: tba - megan hughes, abc news, washington.
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meteorologist kaj o'mara. stay with tv9. it's . now, one last look at this
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plan on a decent february day with an overall partly cloudy sky. the y will be clearer t farther northeast you go. highs will range from 30 northeast to around 37 south. this weather pattern continues to look like it'll take a turn for milder weather with widespread 40s likely tomorrow. while this will come along with some wind, it's still 40s. mild and windy weather is likely on friday with highs going well into the 50s. iowa city and points suth may briefly touch 60, though the gusty winds may make it feel a few degrees coolee than that. there are no major systems at all over the n goid morning. topping "america's money" -- commercial flights to cuba may start this fall. >> nearly emajor u.s. airline plans to apply for them now that there's an agreement between the two countries. >> it allows for 110 daily flights to cuba's ten major airports. be ware what you're sprinkling on your pasta. the fda discovered lower quality cheeses made from wood pulp in
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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 man who was shot earlier this month in linincounty is not filing charges a ainst the shooter amid claims of self-defense. a farm in bever park is getting a facelift. cedar rapids park and recreation gave them more money inopes to attract more visitors. iowans love big bike rides. one eastern iowa woman has started a bike race that has raised money for cancer research. good wednesday morning! its 5 o'clock on february 17th.
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first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a decent february day with an overall partly cloudy sky. the sky will be clearer the farther northeast you go. highs will range from 30 northeast to around 37 south. this weather pattern continues to look like it'll take a turn for milder weather with widespread 40s likely tomorrow. while this will come along with some wind, it's still 40s. mild and windy weather is likely on friday with highs going well into the 50s. iowa city and points south may briefly touch 60, thouh the gusty winds may make it feel a few degrees cooler than that. there are no majjr systems attall over the next 10 days, with a cool-down likely next week. however, with the arctic shut off and no snow pack left by that time, we really won't be able to get that cold. before you know it, it'll be march!today: partly cloudy high: 31-37 winds: e 5-10 alo: 33 dbq: 32 iow: 36tonight: partly cloudy low: 25-31 winds: se 5-15 alo: 25 dbq: 25 iow: 29tomorrow: partly cloudy, milder high: 42-48 winds: se 15-25 alo: 43 dbq: 43 iow: 47tomorrow night: p/cloudy, breezy low: 42-48 winds: s 15-25 alo: 43 dbq: 43 iow: 47

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