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deere, says it is laying off about 100 manufacturing employees in davenport and dubuque. the layoffs will take place at their factories construction and forestry division. about 80 of the layoffs are at the davenport factory, while thhother 20 positions affect dubuque. the job cuts take affect on april 1st. john deere says the cuts reflect the company's efforts to balance the size of its manufacturin g workforce with market demand for the product at each factory. also new at midday, investigators say a man is dead after a dropped gun went off - by accident - and the bullet hit him in the leg. black hawk county sheriff's deputies say it happened around midnight in elk run heights. deputies say they found the man received c-p-r. investigators say he had returned home after work, got out of his vehicle, and then dropped his gun causing it to discharge. emergency responders took him to a hospital in waterloo, he later died there. the man's name has not yet been released.
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forecast, britley... clouds will break this afternoon and we'll see peeks of sunshine before the day is all said and done. highs today will top out into the low 40s, keeping us above normal by a few degrees. tonight lows drop down into the upper 20s due to clearing skies. winds shift from the west to o e southwest as high pressure moves in. our southwest wind in combination with beautiful sunshine will allow our temperatures to warm into the upper 50s for you saturday. our highs will be 20 to 25 degrees above normal all weekend. chances for precipitation stay slim through the weekend. our next real chance for any type of precipitation willmove in on tuesday.
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child car seat recall to pass along -- if you have a forwawa facing booster. car-seat mamar, evenflo, is recalling more than 56,000 child seats because kids can loosen the harnesses themselves. the recall is for transitions 3-in-1 combinationnooster seats made from december 18, 2014 through january 29th, 2016. the company says kids can reach the central front adjuster button whh loosens the harness. evenflo says the problem only exists when the seats are used as forward-facing harnessed boosters. one man is dead after a single-car rollover in washington county. the crash happened around 1 p-m yesterday near spruce avenue and fern cliff road -- outside of crawfordsvil le. investigators say the driver, dirk weerman, over- corrected after crossing the center line. first responders flew him to u-i-h-c, where he later died. 7 people are expected to survive after a school bus crash in jo daviess county, illinois. a vehicle crashed into the bus, while the bus was
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south of eaststubuque. the bus was carrying 10 students, a teacher's aide, and the driver. the driver of the vehicle received a ticket for not reducing speed to avoid an accident. and remember w wnever you see news, call newsline nine at 319-365-9999. you can also send pictures and videos to newsroom at kcrg dot com. of all of the republilin presidential debates to this point, last night's gathering in texas may have been the most tense and intense -- with ted cruz and, especially, marco rubio taking their shots at donald trump -- in the final republican debate before super tuesday. trump came in with victories in his last three states -- nevada, south carolina and new hampshire. this tuesdaa march 1st, will bring 14 republican states that will either hold a primary or a caucuses -- about 1/4 of all republican delegates for the nomination will be in play on tuesday. with trump winning the last 3 states by a wide margin, rubio and cruz tries
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of the thursday night exchanges. " rubio: you're the only one on this stage that's ever been fined for workers you hired on your projects illegallylyyou hired somemerom poland- trump: i'm the only one on the stage that has hired people. you haven't hired anybody. rubio: if he hadn't inherited $200 million dollars, you know where donald trump would--- trump: no, no, no, no, no! rubio: he'd be selling watches in manhattan. " " cruz: anyone points at donald's actual record and what he said on national television. donald yells 'liar". let me tell you something. when you falsely accuse someone of lying, that in itself is a lie, which donald does daily." democrats in south carolina will vote in saturday's primary before super tuesday -- where 11 democratic states will either caucus or vote in a primary. while the basketball season are starting to wind down, the girls' team at springville high school gathered to package thousands of meals for children across the globe. the team is working right now alongside kids against hunger to package up to 24,000 meals. the girls have worked with the high school's
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than $6,6,0 in the past year t t fund thth day-called "orioleses against hunger day". " not as hard as it looks to get involved and you don't have to be as large scale project as we are each of our shorts is ten dollars so for ten dollars you can feed forty people any donations to kids against hunger is greatly appreciated " the food packaging drive goes until noon today. eparations for the annual z102-point-9 schulte and swann's gown town are under way. the event provides prom gowns to local high schoolers free of charge. rg-tv nine's brea lolo talked with organizers this morning who say prom can get expensive, and they're here to help. 00:50 " tomorrow is gown town, prom goers from all over eastern iowa will come and look at dresses, to shoes, to accessories, all free of charge." sparkles, sequins, and prints. it's all here. people from all over eastern iowa have donated
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the area. gown town was created to provide a resource for students, as well as give women a chance to clean out their closets for a good cause. girls will line up tomorrow in effort to find that perfect gown. each girl can try on as many dresses as she likes. along with the dress of choice, they can pick out one accessory to go along with it. and students don't need to bring anything with them, gown town is no questions asked. 3:41 "prom is a right of passage, and if somebody wants to participate in prom, they shouldn't be limited and not be able to participate in prom because the dress is too expensive. a lot these dresses today really are quite pricey. so if we can help these girls who really do want to go to prom and do that, that's great." 02:57 " if you're interested in my dress or a dress like mine. you can come down to the linn county regional center tomorrow starting at noon. in hiawatha, brea love, kcrg- tv9 news." switching up your range of motion... experts suggest the power of stretching -- for better health. we'll explain different
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meteorologist britley ritz updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert forecast.
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clouds will break this afternoon and we'll see is all said and done. highs today will top out into the low 40s, keeping us above normal by a few degrees. tonight lows drop down into the upper 20s due to clearing skies.
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southwest as high pressure moves in. our southwest wind in combination with beautiful sunshine will allow our temperatures to warm into the upper 50s for you saturday. our highs will be 20 to 25 degrees above normal all weekend. chances for precipitation stay slim through the weekend. our next real chance for any type of precipitation will move in on tuesday. clouds will break this afternoon and we'll see peeks of sunshine before the day is all said and done. highs today will top out into the low 40s, keeping us
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tonight lows drop down into the upper 20s due to clearing skies. winds shift from the west to the southwest as high pressure moves in. our southwest wind in combination with beautiful sunshine will allow our temperatures to warm into the upper 50s for you saturday. our highs will be 20 to 25 degrees above normal all weekend. chances for precipitation stay slim through the weekend. our next real chance for any type of precipitation will move in on tuesday.
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the abbe mental health center in iowa city has a new home. it is now on arthur street in the towncrest district, near other medical and community outreach organinitions. the center had been helping patients out of four buildings on college and van buren streets. a nurse at a cedar rapids school health clinic says there is a large need f student care -- and not just the physical part of care. during an open house at the clinic in taylor elementary, stephanie neff says there should be more mental health services. right now, the united way funds a handful of part-time in-school therapists
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each year. that funding is nearly half of what the district received last school year. that's after the department of human services dropped a $150,000 grant from mental health services. one district leader says any future cuts point to 1 outcome. 20:58:48 "we have less service, that's the bottom line unfortunately. services obviously need to be paid for. some of that can be billed to health insurance, insurance all have a roll in that. but then grants have to fill in the gaps." the district contracts with organizations like the abbe center and tanager place to provide counseling services. body feeling relaxed or even sore -- and relieving those aches can be as simple as stretching. but like mary maloney explains, the benefits of flexing can stretch beyoyod your exercise routiti. flexibility is important at any age. and one of the bests way to
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motion is by stretching - and the mayo clinic say adults should do flexibility exercises at least two to three times a week.. and can do so at home, the gym or even at work. some tips to consider while trying to improve your muscle groups.. when you're stretching.. focus on your calves, thighs, hips, lower back, neck and shoulders. and make sure that you strrch boththides. hold your stretch.. try to hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds .. and remember to breathe normally. don't aim for pain.. you should expect to feel some tension but not pain. if the position you're in hurts, ease off until it no longer feels painful. bring movement into your stretching... the gentle flow in yoga or tai chi can help you be more flexible in specific movements. experts warn to always use proper technique. stretching incorrectly can actually do more harm than good. for today's health minute, i'm mary moloney. three iowans have now tested
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the zika virus, according to the latest iowa department of public health. the department's latest report says all of the cases are women that traveled to countries virus: caribbean, central america and south america. ages of 41 and 60. the other 2 are between 61 and 80 years of age. the mosquitoes spreading the virus are not found in iowa, so the risk of the spread of the virus is low. a mamaive u-s trade deal proposal.... now has a stamp of approval from the american farm bureau federation. we'll tell you why the organization believes the trans-pacific partnership may help iowa. good morning, this is the
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david geiger. ---- a massive trade deal now has the support of the american farm bureau federation.. in an analysis released this week.. a-f-b-f claim ratifying the trans-papafic partnership will boost farm income by nearly four and a half billion dollars.. adding not approving the trade deal could be harmful as well.. the 11 other member- countries could make agreements with each other.. "had we not performed this agreement, you would see other nations with bilateral agreements that would have circumvented our abilities to enter into this marketplace countries like china. so we pre-empt china with this agreement. for other countries to join. and one of the states that's most greatly benefited by this is iowa." in iowa hill says t-p-p would boost exports by three hundred 89 million dollars.. largely in pork k ut also other proteins.. the farm bureau predicts price increases in the protein sector by two-dollars and 66 cents a
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for pork.. and a dollar 40 for poultry.. trade is also expected to increase.. hill says there will be six hundred 32 million dollars of additional farm receipts in iowa. and while the grain market won't be impacted as strongly.. iowa could still benefit. "what we will do is we will take the grain and we will feed it to livestock here in iowa. furthering added value to that. creating jobs h he in iowa and en exporting the meat as a cellophane or a package product." in iowa is expected to be two thousand nine hundred and 40.. the 12 member nations of t- p-p reached an agreement last year.. and signed the pact earlier this month.. but it still has to be ratified by the governments of each the u-s congress may try to delay the vote ununl hogs and cattle are still impressing analysts with steady moves nations capitol an outlook forum is going on for graii..
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outlook forum going on in d.c. it was widely advertised to be bearish where they were going to put out whahahad to be pretty conservative numbers for next year." "that's pretty much what we're getting, but the market's drifting down into month end and reflecting those bearish forecasts for 2016 production aa kind of trying to price that in a little bit." "we'll it's been pretty impressive actually, the cattle have broken out of some of their chart resistance here. they're still a little expensive versus pork. but as you know, the hog market's been rallying. we're limited in what we can do because the overall cold storage stocks were pretty large. for the moment we're getting a rise in the wholesale price." "we've got a little hole in lower ready numbers. so this is really impressive to see this kind of a price rally coming into that peak slaughter for exports are bleeding part of it off and that's helping to prop up the
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sporadically over the last couple weeks have helped us there too." ---- that's all i have for the ag report.. thanks for tuning in.. i'll see you next week.. hope you have a good weekend. ---- we'll post a video every day in the agribusiness section of kcrg.com. you'll find it under the news tab. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trtr 3.27 oc webtease if we e n make anything i io a sandwich... ...why not a shrimp sandwich- as that often requires a little more planning than a swiss and ham on rye. the culinary experts from diamond jo will take us through how to make an ideal "shrimp po boy". a shrimp po-boy. it's simple,
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only a few ingredients . fresh tiger shrimp. buttermilk, some seasoned corn flour. romaine lettuce, fresh tomato and a fresh baguette. season the buttermilk with a little hot sauce, pour it over the shrimp and let that marinade for about an hour. all po-boys come with up the french
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at 350. toss it in our seasoned corn flour. then we're going to deep fry it for about a minute and a half at 350 degrees. they'll be nice and golden brown. time to build our po boy. take our toasted french roll, sliced tomatoes, our shredded romaine. we dress our po boys here with a chipotle mayonnaise. load in as many shrimp as we can. that's an easy and delicious recipe. try it at home or swing by mo-jos and give
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one debate down, and another primary to go.... the remaining g-o-p and democratic candidates are channeling voters for support just before super tuesday. we'll tell you how the polls are shaping up just before the south carolina democratic primary tomorrow. meteorologist britley ritz updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert forecast. stay with tv9. terror in southern kansas as
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terror in southern kansas as investigators try to learn whwhthey say a man
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people in a workplace shooting. about 100 positions at john deere will be cut between davenport and dubuque as the company made the announcement today. plus, more growth near downtown iowa city -- this time with plans for a 12-story hotel as the latest addition to the city skyline. you're watching kcrrtv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at midday. the iowa supreme court is choosing not to address the details of a lawsuit regarding governor terry branstad's speeding state vehicle. today, the court dismissed an appeal by former division of criminal investigation supervisor larry hedlund. he was fired after complaining about the governor's speeding incident. justices say his appeal to a judge's order wasn't filed within a 30 day deadline. back in april 2013, hedlund says he lost his job because he initiated a pursuit
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branstad's speeding s-u-v. in hedlund'sawsuit, the isisue was whether hedlulu and other state officers can sue for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. a judge dismissed that claim, saying the state doesn't recognize it. also, that iowa law enforcement officers can only challenge their firings through administrative proceedings. farming equipment company, john deere, says it is laying off about 100 manufacturing employees in davenport and dubuque. e layoffs will take place at their factories conststction and forestry division. about 80 of the layoffs are at the davenport factory, while the other 20 positions affect dubuque. the job cuts take affect on april 1st. john deere says the cuts reflect the company's efforts to balance the size of its manufacturin g workforce with market demand for the product at each factory. today, investigators are piecingngogether why a man shot and killed multiple people at a workplace in kansas. at least 14 people are the shooter -- 38- year-old cedric ford -- walked
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workplace. excel industries. a-b-c's bazi kanani takes us to hesston, where people there are mourning those lost and praising a heroic police officer. investigators are getting closer today to understanding what led to the terrifying shooting rampage in a small kansas community. "the gun was strapped on and he was ready to go." e gunman... now identified as 38-year-old cedric larry ford. just before 5 p.m. thursday, officials say he first opened fire from his car on other drivers... wounding two in separate locations. then, he drove to his workplace. pointing at the map toward number three. saying something short like "it was a six mile drive." ford arrives at excel industries in hesston-- armed with an assault rifle and handgun. investigators say he shot one person in the parking lot of the industrial plant... before going inside.
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everybody. and i told the girls that were working on my line, let's go. let's run. everybody started fleeing. three people killed-- and 14 others injured... before a deputy took ford down. "the only reason he stopped shooting is because that officer stopped the shooting." nearly 150 empmpyees escaped the building... surrounded by ambulances and swat teams. their family and friends anxiously waiting outside. oh my god. oh my god. hug. when i finally got to see him.. i didn't want to let him go. now safely reunited with his wife, jared trujillo says ford was a hard guy to get to know. he was really quiet. he really didn't say much. he just, he didn't, he didn't look happy. months ago, ford posted this picture and this video of himself on facebook... firing an ak-style rifle. record-- including arrests for burglary and battery. less than two hours before his rampage, deputies served ford with a protection work.
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your first alert forecast, britley... clouds will break this afternoon and we'll see peeks of sunshine before the day is all said and done. highs today will top out into the low 40s, keeping us above normal by a few degrees. tonight lows drop down into the upper 20s due to clearing skies. winds shift from the west to the southwest as high pressure moves in. our southwest wind in combination with beautiful sunshine will aaow our temperatures to warm into the upper 50s for you saturday. our highs will be 20 to 25 degrees above normal all weekend. chances for precipitation stay slim through the weekend. our next real chance for any type of precipitation will move in on tuesday. despite 5 candidiates being on
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nearly all of the sparring involved the top 3. donald trump, ted cruz and marco rubio battled for much of the nightht- with cruz and rubio trying to cut into trump's lead, nationally. rubio went after trump, multiple times -- on multiple issues.. " presidential candidate "yououe the e ly person on his stage fined for working on your project illegally" presidential candidate "i'm the only one on the stage who has hired people. you haven't hired anybody." " the candidates battled over immigration policy and positions for much of the first hour before moving on to the middle east, the supreme court vacancy, health care, and the u.s. economy. aathe same time, hillary clinton was campaigning in north charleston, south carolina. she holds a sizable lead going into tomorrow's primary vote. vermont senator bernie sanders spent his time in the midwest yesterday. he spoke in flint, michigan during a forum. in a tv-9 follow-up this
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a doctor says a man accused of sexually assaulting, beating and killing a dubuque woman doesn't understand his charges. the doctor who evaluated 20-year-old helmon betwell says he has a mental disorder. betwell faces murder and sexual assault charges for killing, 66- year-old nancy krapfl. police say she was taking a walk around 17th street and central avenue on september 1st of last year when betwell attacked her. betwell's attorney filed a motion on tuesday requesting a hearing to determine if he was competent enough to stand trial. he also wants betwell's criminal proceedings suspended until that hearing happens. the founder of the midamar food company will l rve two years in federal prison. a judge delivered that sentence to bill aossey yesterday. last year, a jury found the 74 year old guilty of several charges relating to a scheme to sell mislabeled meat to several islamic countries. aossey testified during his trial that he requested and instructed
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re-box, re-label, and ship beef to malaysia. the sentence also called for three years of supervision after release, a $60,000 fi, and a $180,000 forfeiture. the midamar company was fined $20,000 and ordered to forfeit $600,000. aossey's sons, jalel and yahya , have each pleaded guilty to related charges and are still awaiting sentencing. they each face between 2 and 5 years in prison. cedar rapids is trying to figure out if it needs a plan b to fund its flood recovery. congress authorized money for items like flood walls to protect low-lying areas. the city is worried that money will never arrive. for now, the city will start flood protection construction this year -- using city and state money. and it will hope the federal dollars will follow. in 2014, congress approved spending $73 million dollars as the federal portion of flood protection on the east side of the cedar river. mayor ron corbett says congress has not found the money for that yet. "they all tell us they support
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they want to fund it. but to this day, not one penny has been allocated for construction" vo cont the mmor says the city will keep fightininfor the federal flood protection dollars promised. a new district in iowa city is starting to take shape. right now, there are seven projects going on in the riverfront crossing district. that includes this 12 story hotel at the corner of clinton and burlington streets. the district sits directly south of downtown. the city has zoned it for large scale development. city leaders say the district has really taken off. "we're really pleased that it's developing as quickly as it is, of course we can't predict exactly how long it will take because that's market driven. " a midwest one bank office building was the first building in the district. the city is also working on adding a parking garage next door. these are heady timeme for theatre e dar rapids... especially at the start of 2 weeks for "next to normal", with a focus on mental health... and helping people all throughout the region in
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meteorologist britley ritz updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert forecast.
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clouds will break this afternoon ananwe'll see peeks of sunshine before the day is all said and done. highs today will top out into the low 40s, keeping us above normal by a few degrees. tonight lows drop down into the upper 20s due to clclaring skies. winds s sft from the west to the southwest as high pressure moves in. our southweststind in combination with beautiful sunshine will allow our temperatures to warm into the upper 50s for you saturday. our highs will be 20 to 25 degrees above normal
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precipitation stay slim through the weekend. our next real chance for any type of precipitation will move in on tuesday. a two-week engagement is about to start at theatre clouds will break this afternoon and we'll see peeks of sunshine before the day is all said and done. highs today will top out into the low 40s, keeping us above normal by a few degrees. tonight lows drop down into the upper 20s due to clearing skies. winds shift from the west totohe in. our southwest wind in combination with beautiful sunshine will allow our temperatures to warm into the upper 50s for you saturday. our highs will be 20 to 25 degrees above normal all
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precipitation n ay slim through the weekend. our next real chance for any type of precipitation will move in on tuesday.
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cedar rapids for "next to normal" -- a production that has won multiple tony awards... and, for two weeks, it will grace the stage at t-c-r. angie toomsen, the director of "next to normal", joins us to talk about the excitement behind this. emma, thank you for making time for us. why has 'next to normal" clicked with so many people? what can people expect to experience with next to
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what can people expect to experience with next to normal when they watch it? angie, also important to note here that tcr is working with area groups to talk about "mental illness" and to help with resources in the area for families and people dealing with this. a two-week engagement is about to start at theatre cedar rapids for "next to normal" -- a production that has won multiple tony awards... and, for two weeks, it will grace the stage at t-c-r. angie toomsen, the director of "next to normal", joins us to talk about the excitement behind this. emma, thank you for making time for us. why has 'next to normal" " icked with so mama people? what can people expect to experience with next to normal when they watch it? angie, also important to note here that tcr is working with area groups to talk about "mental illness" and to help with
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families and people dealing with this. we want to remind you that the oscars are sunday here on kcrg-tv9. before then, you can try your hand at picking the night's winners in some friendly competition with us here at tv9. just head to kcrg dot com and click on kcrg-tv9 movie madness. then watch the oscars sunday night, starting at 7, on kcrg-tv9. as we age, our joints can become painful. some may even need replacement surgery. in our last fitness segment of the season, feryl york shows us how to take care of our joints during an exercrce routine. stay with us. as the normal aging process
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from arthritic joints. arthritis and joint replacement procedures are more common and often increase your ability to lead an active and independent life. whether you are beginning to notice some arthritic changes, working to prevent a joint replacement procedure or
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following a procedure, exercise is imperative. our fitness expert feryl york will provide a few exercises for range of motion and also strength in the muscles that support your joints to help you along the way. as the normal aging process occurs, many of us suffer from arthritic joints. arthritis and joint replacement procedures are more common and often increase your ability to lead an active andnd independent life. whether you are beginning to notice some arthritic changes, working to prevent a joint replacement procedure or
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procedure, exercise is imperative. our fitness expert feryl york wililprovide a fewewxercises for range of motion and also strength in the muscles that support your joints to help you along the way. next week, our master gardner
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friday to take your questions. coming up on monday... stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. back to our top stories this
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about 100 manufacturing employees in davenport a a dubuque. the layoffs will take affect on april 1st. john deere says the cuts reflect the company's efforts to balance the size of its manufacturin g workforce with market emand for the producucat each factory.y. investigators say a man is dead after he accidentally dropped his gun and it discharged. black hawk county sheriff's deputies say it happened around midnight in elk run heights. officials say a bullet from the man's gun hit him innhe leg. his name has not yet been released. the iowa department of public health says three iowans have now tested positive for the zika virus. case reports show each woman traveled to countries within the caribbean, central america, and south america. officials say the mosquitoes spreading the virus are not found in iowa, so the risk of the spread of the virus is low. now, one last look k this mornrng's weather, justin. clouds will break this afternoon
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peeks of sunshine before the day is all said and done. highs today will top out into the low 40s, keeping us above normal by a few degrees. tonight lows drop down into the upper 20s due to clearing skies. wds shift from the west to the southwest as high pressure moves in. our southwest wind in combination with beautiful sunshine will allow our temperatures to warm into the upper 50s for you saturday. our highs will be 20 to 25 degrees above normal all weekend. chances for precipitation stay slim through the weekend. our next real chance for any type of precipitation will move in on tuesday. that's all t t time we have today on the kcrg-tv9 news at midday. be sure to watch kcrg- tv9 news at 5 and 6.
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