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from your 24 hour news source, this is ??? . the search for survivors begins this morning after an earthquake shakes italy. central iowa investigations are examining the death of two people and a dog -- who were found after a family member became concerned. construction near some iowa city schools could make the drive to the first day stressful for parents. good wednesday morni a live look at the city cam. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... scattered storms are likely early this morning. some storms will contain heavy downpours as well. scattered activity should be on the way out by mid-morning, with isolated re- development possible from mid-afternoon into early evening. much of the additional
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mi down to the 70s for tomorrow and friday and should make for a great start to high school football. plan on rain to become likely again by saturday.today: storms likely very early, then a substantial break. scattered activity may re-develop late today. wind: sw 5-15 high: 80 tonight: chance of storms, mainly south.: rtly sunny. wind: nw 5-10. high: 77 tom. night: clear and
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dead following a strong earthquake in italy. a magnitude 6-point-2 earthquake rocked the central part of the country early this morning, collapsing homes on top of people as they slept. we'll have more on the developments there in just a bit. iowa city students will head back to school in just a few hours.
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some iowa city schools could make it a little more stressful. kcrg-tv nine's brea love went to the intersection of 1st avenue and bradford drive. brea, what kind of construction did you see there? well chris and nicole, the city is completely redoing 1st avenue. first avenue from bradford drive to mall drive is closed. this closure affects city high school, tate high school, and especially south east jr. high. there's a lot going on just to the right of south east jr. high school. that isn't overcoming students ready for their first day of 7th or 8th grade. but it could slow them down. 7:51 "there's no pedestrian, bike, or vehicle access coming from the south. we've reached out to all parents, if their student is bus eligible they should ride the bus. a lot of our students if the weather is nice they will choose to ride their bikes or walk, but if they're coming from the south there won't be any safe place to cross the railroad tracks." with first avenue closed, bradford drive traffic will go up significantly. parents who choose to drop off need to take their students to mercer aquatic center next door. that way students can use the sidewalk to get to the building. 8:33 "our concern is if parents are pulling up on the street and
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are running across the street. with the increase traffic that just doesn't seem safe to us." 27:07 "for students who are illegible to ride the bus, the district has recommended routes for them including this pedestrian bridge that allows them to go underneath the train tracks." the iowa city school district sent out specific information to every home affected, and worked one one one with any families concerned. cook hopes doing so will eliminate problems they might face until the work is done. 11:35 "this is a glitch, it's not ideal, but when it does open, it will be so much better and safer for our students. this a for the long term benefit it will bring." construction should be completed within the next two weeks. until then the
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aware of the kids on bradford, especially during drop off and pick up times. and try to avoid using the side streets as well. if you'd like to learn more about the recommended routes i've placed a link on kcrg dot com. as the school year begins, we are looking for nominations for the kcrg t-v nine student of the month. just go to "kcrg.com" slash "student of the month" and click on the nominate button. we'll announce 3 finalists on the first tuesday of every month during the tv-9 morning morning.. investigators say a deadly fire on the northwest side of cedar rapids was an accident. the fire started at 611 a avenue northwest just before two yesterday morning. firefighters believe it started in the kitchen when someone left a pot with grease unattended on the stove. firefighters pulled naquave whitlock from the burning house. he later died at a hospital. he was 22. alize watson, who was his girlfriend, also went to
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grieving the loss of her boyfriend. but she is grateful for her neighbor, who rescued her. "he was trying to get that ladder fixed and i'm like, just catch me, just catch me somebody just catch me" " the cedar rapids fire department plans to nominate her neighbor for one of the state's lifesaving awards next year. a jury will soon decide if a waterloo man is guilty of 1st degree murder. yesterday, jurors heard closing arguments in the trial of perquondis holmes, who is 25 years old. prosecutors say holmes fired gunshots at a apartment building's parking lot in november 20- 13. the shots killed daequan campbell, who was 18. this is the second time holmes is on trial for the death. a judge threw out his previous conviction because the trial included evidence that jurors weren't supposed to see. polk county investigators are trying to learn how 2 people and their dog died inside their home. polk county deputies found them around 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. the family had asked authorities to do a welfare check. investigators have not
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information about the condition of the bodies. "
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",' the fact is the city did it without knowing exactly what was gonna happen, or knew what to expect. i think reflecting on it and moving forward making some changes hopefully it will be better this year " the event starts at 6:30 pm and goes until 11 this saturday. there will also be booths set up at the market for purchasing market after dark cups that people can carry alcohol with throughout the event. hy-vee's most creative cake cedar rapids area are competing in lindale mall today. this is video of last year's contest. today is the semifinal of hy-vee's annual extreme cake challenge, and starts at 10 this morning. the designers will decorate a specialty cake of their choosing and 12 cupcakes within a 3-hour time limit. they are judged on the cakes' technical appearance, icing appearance and level of difficulty. employees at a cedar rapids company are raising money to help fight cancer. workers at west side transport collected
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this new trailer. they call it "convoy for a cure." they say the pink trailer with 12 colorful cancer ribbons will grab the attention of other drivers, raising awareness. "08:01we've seen trailers on the road, not even trailers, strictly with one ribbon, we didn't want it to be one ribbon because there is more than one type of cancer, that affects more than one life. we wanted to get as many ribbons on there, we wanted to have it pop as a color generate more awareness " west side transport plans to donate part of the revenue from this trailer to a cancer organization in the area. the city of coralville is getting closer to a possible ban on short-term rentals. what that means for people using popular house and apartment rental sites like air b-n-b and home away in the city. but right now, here's a look at
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today's opening farm markets. good morning! it's ---. scattered storms are likely early this morning. some storms will contain heavy downpours as well. scattered activity should be on the way out by mid-morning, with isolated re- development possible from mid-afternoon into early evening. much of the additional
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the wake of this cold front, temperatures will fall down to the 70s for tomorrow and friday and should make for a great start to high school football. plan on rain to become likely again by saturday.today: storms likely very early, then a substantial break. scattered activity may re-develop late today. wind: sw 5-15 high: 80 tonight: chance of storms, mainly south. tomorrow: partly sunny. wind: nw 5-10. high: 77 tom. night: clear and cool. wind: light nw low: 54 thanks kaj. coralville is moving forward with a plan to ban people from listing their homes
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with a plan to ban people from listing their homes on short-term housing services like air b-n-b.
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of an ordinance to ban people from renting out their homes for fewer than 31 days. often owners use online sites such as air b-n-b to list their homes as short term rental properties.... maybe just a few days or weeks. the ordinance would not apply to owners who stay on site during a rental, like at a traditional bed and breakfast. the city is taking up the matter after receiving complaints about noise and parking violations. votes on the second and third readings of the ordinance should take place next month. the search italy after a magnitude 6- point-2 earthquake. two of the hardest-hit towns were just northeast of rome. stay with
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is widespread. more than 20 people are dead.
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to find survivors. italian natural disaster... rescue crews are on the scene helping the injured and searching for survivors in the aftermath of a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in central italy. nats italian ovenight, dark images started coming in of the damage. the quake hit while people were asleep...3:30am local time. the epicenter...the town of norcia ...just 100 miles north of rome which also felt the tourist eve reid and her family woke up to their beds shaking... tourist sot audio only the first thing i did was panic, wonder what was going on. i spoke to my husband in relatively colorful language who told me it was an earthquake and not to panic. nats initial reports...the hardest hit area is in and around amatrice where the death toll is rising. most of the historic city has been destroyed and residents are buried under collapsed homes and buildings. the mayor simply said "the town isn't here
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recovery teams. abc's megan williams who felt the quake in rome is on the scene. williams sot audio only it's a very mountainous area. the roads aren't easy so it's not an easily accessibly area and it will take a while i imagine for rescuers to get there. this part of central italy has seen several significant earthquakes in the past century. in 2009, a 6.3 magnitude quake killed nearly 300 people...now tragedy has struck again. that area is also dealing with aftershocks. here in washington, the state department is urging us citizens in italy, if they're safe, check in on social media and please contact family and friends. kenneth moton, abc news washington. the zika outbreak in florida is spreading, with five new cases in two counties. those cases did not involve travel to other areas. one is in the tampa area, and four in the miami beach area. health officials say they are
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people were infected. ""so in this case, the department of health here under dr. cho and his team, will speak with that person, get a good history. they're already testing family members. they'll be looking at co-workers as well to better understand where transmission may have occurred." " the c-d-c says there have been more than 22- hundred cases of zika virus reported in the u-s as of august 17th. now for a quick check on your weather with meteorologist kaj o'mara.
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morning's weather, kaj... scattered storms are likely early this morning. some storms will contain heavy downpours as well. scattered activity should be on the way out by mid-morning, with isolated re- development possible from mid-afternoon into early evening. much of the additional rain will be farther south into missouri. in the wake of this cod fall down to the 70s for tomorrow and friday and should make for a great start to high school football. plan on rain to become likely again by saturday.today: storms likely very early, then a substantial break. scattered activity may re-develop late today. wind: sw 5-15 high: 80 tonight: chance of storms, mainly south. wind: nw 5-10. low: 63 morrow: partly sun. wind: nw 5-. gh: 77 tom. g:lear andol. wind:
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in today's "techbytes" checking after italy's earthquake. >> americans traveling or living in italy can use facebook safety check to let family and relatives know they're okay. >> touch safety check in the search bar to reach that page. tesla claims its new battery pack extends its driving range of its new model s. >> the version of the models cost around $130,000. the stock of domino's pizza opens up at a all-time high because they're successfully courting millennials. >> delay can order via text or even using the apple watch.
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from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. heavy rains and flash floods are a cause for concern in some northeastern communities this morning. we have what's ahead. high traffic is expected as more north liberty students walk to school today. the drive to some iowa city schools may not only be rainy, but also filled with construction. good wednesday morning! here's a live look at the city cam. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... scattered storms are likely early this morning. some storms will contain heavy downpours as well. scattered activity should be on the way out by mid-morning, with isolated re- development possible from mid-afternoon into early evening. much of the additional rain will be farther south into missouri. in the wake of this cold front, temperatures will fall down to the 70s for tomorrow and friday and should

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