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from your 24 hour news source, this is ??? . on its way to a renovation. the cedar rapids city council is moving forward with a restoration company to stabilize the knutson building before winter. two nuns, found murdered in mississippi, have an unexpected connection to a sister in central iowa. dakota access is trying to stop two iowa groups from active protests along their pipeline route. good tuesday morning! it's 4:30 on ug city cam. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a day just like yesterday with high in the 80s and scattered thunderstorms roaming around the region. some folks
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will see nothing. once this front sinks to the south later tonight, rain chances are over until late sunday as a big, blocking ridge of high pressure expands southward over the area. this is in response to a tropical storm that should move into florida later this week. there is still potential for this to become a hurricane as well. regardless of what happens there, our weather should be great with highs mainly in the 70s from wednesday through saturday. today: chance storms. nd: lighthigh: 82 tonight: stor partly cudy. wind: nw 5-10. low: 62 tomorrow: mostly sunny and less humid. nd: ne 5-15. high: 79 tom. nigh clear and comfortable. wind: ne 5-10. low: 56 thanks kaj. will soon get
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128-year-old building before winter. the cedar rapids city council will hold a special meeting today to talk about giving the company access to the building. last month, the council picked a proposal from hobart to turn the building into apartments and office space. council members liked the idea of immediately stabilizing the building. the hobarts expect finish the project by next fall. initially, the council considered a plan to turn the building into a magnet school. the cedar rapids school district says it will likely find another locati in a kcrg t-v nine update the linn county sheriff's office says a shooting came from a fight over trespassing. when sheriff's deputies arrived at palo auto salvage on old ferry road around 4:45 pm yesterday, they found 45 year old melvin roberts with a gunshot wound in the leg. the sheriff's office says a man found roberts trespassing, and shot him when they started arguing and it got heated. they expect roberts to be okay. the deputies eventually arrested
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not face charges at this time. a judge has denied bond to the man accused of killing 2 nuns in rural mississippi. 46-year-old rodney sanders is charged with capital murder as well as grand larceny and burglary. officials aren't sure yet if sanders intentionally targeted the nuns. the two nuns who were killed, sisters paula merrill and margaret held, have iowa connections. sister rose hacker of sacred heart parrish in boone knew both women. she helped start project effort by students to collect school supplies to send to mississippi. when sister margaret first moved to mississippi, sister rose joined her. "we lived together for 4/4 years and that's when i met sister paula because they worked at the same clinic so we became friends " " sister rose says her faith is getting her through this
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rezoning more land for a sand mining company that has been mining silica sand for years. the pattison sand company wanted the change for more than 700 acres of land, giving it the option to mine the property in the future. the supervisors passed the second and third readings of the rezoning yesterday, making the decision final. it changed from agricultural to heavy industrial. the supervisors are also requiring the mining to be underground. pattison has to implement a and it also must pay for any well damage from the mining. pattison still needs a conditional use permit from the clayton county board of adjustment. dakota access has asked a federal judge in des moines to issue a restraining order against two protest groups and their leaders. it's against iowa citizens for community improvement and bold iowa. the groups are planning ways to block construction along the oil pipeline route, which includes 18 counties in iowa. this is video of protestors in
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protestors have burned some of their equipment, causing three million dollars in property damage. protestors released a statement, saying big oil does not get to restrict their freedom of speech while protecting property rights and water. governor terry branstad says if protestors try to stop construction of the pipeline, he'll authorize the iowa state patrol to deal with them. the governor says troopers would make sure construction workers stay safe. the nearly 12 hundred mile pipeline would send oil from north dakota to illinois. branstad says protestors should accept the iowa utility board's approval of the project. governor branstad has also added two counties to his flood disaster proclamation. people in bremer and chickasaw counties can now also apply for state funding to help with flood clean up. the governor had already listed allamakee, winneshiek, clayton, fayette and howard counties. you have until october 14th to apply for help. a judge in polk county says the
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associate athletics director who's suing the school for discrimination. the university has informed jane meyer that it plans to eliminate her current job with the college of liberal arts and sciences next week. meyer tried to get an injunction to stop that. but the judge denied it, saying she was trying to use iowa's whistleblowe r law without naming any specific violation of that law. until december 20- 14, meyer was a senior associate athletics director. then the university moved her to se bias in the athletics department. her complaint came after the university fired her partner, field hockey coach tracey griesbaum in august 2014. the university says student-athletes complained that griesbaum mentally and verbally abused them. meyer has sued the university, the state regents, and the state, claiming gender and sexual orientation discrimination. her suit goes to trial next april. a dubuque man is facing a felony robbery charge after police say he
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26 year old thomas ostrander robbed a man at his home... ...on north cascade road. court documents show he took a necklace, wallet, watch and cell phone. police caught up to ostrander near the home. he is set to make an initial appearance thursday morning. as thousands of people were leaving kinnick stadium saturday night, police were chasing a 20 year old. it ended when dylan sockness, crashed into a house. the 20 year old is from wisconsin and faces multiple charges including a police say he had a 16 year old girl with him who'd run away from her home in wisconsin. here's the house on olive court in iowa city where the chase ended. the people living there were inside but weren't hurt. but police say the driver narrowly missed people directing traffic and concert goers - and speeds reached 100 miles per hour on melrose avenue. coralville police need help to identify this man. police want to find him for thefts at two hotels on first
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distracts the person at the front desk by asking for towels. then he reaches over the counter, takes money, and runs away. anyone with information should call the coralville police. linn county supervisors will vote on a county-wide increase in the minimum wage at a formal meeting tomorrow. it's the first of 3 votes. it would boost the minimum wage a dollar each year for 3 years starting january first. that would take the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour now to $10.25 by the county leaders is whether some towns or cities would "opt out." "i know there has not been a lot of feedback yet but i want to get this on an agenda and have a discussion and also have some comment at our council meeting." if it passes, the linn county ordinance would eventually tie future minimum wage hikes to changes in consumer prices. similar to social security payments, increases in a consumer price
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county minimum wage would be linked to the rate of inflation after 20-20. a new game is testing kids' creativity and discovery skills, all with just rocks and paint. the different take on hide and go seek has captured the dyersville community and others across the u- s. why painted rocks hold such an appeal. but right now, here's a look at today's morning!
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yesterday with high in the 80s and scattered thunderstorms roaming around the region. some folks will see some downpours again, while others will see nothing. once this front sinks to the south later tonight, rain chances are over until late sunday as a big, blocking ridge of high pressure expands southward over the area. this is in response to a tropical florida later this week. there is still potential for this to become a hurricane as well. regardless of what happens there, our weather should be great with highs mainly in the 70s from wednesday through saturday. today: chance of storms. partly sunny. wind: light. high: 82 tonight: storms early, then partly cloudy. wind: nw 5-10. low: 62 tomorrow: mostly sunny and less humid. wind: ne 5-15. high: 79 tom. night: clear and comfortable. wind: ne
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thanks kaj.
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to be popular, people in dyersville are on a different kind of social scavenger hunt. it's called "dyersville rocks." people paint rocks and then hide them all over the city. others then find those ro facebook, then re-hide those rocks. local organizers says more than 700 people have already gotten involved. "the ones that are really really good are the desirable ones and people are like, 'oh i gotta get out and find that one.' " dyersville isn't alone in this trend of hunting for rocks". organizers tell us, that in every state, people hold event to hunt rocks. adventureland faces a 45 hundred dollar fine for the death of a worker. the iowa occupational safety and health administration
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he was working on the raging river ride when it suddenly started moving while he was helping people off the rafts. adventureland has 15 days to contest the fine. some privacy advocates are up in arms about whatsapp's plan for sharing user data with facebook. more on that in today's tech bytes. stay with tv9. it's ---.
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former congressman to attack hillary clinton. abc's kenneth moton has the latest on the scandal with anthony weiner. this morning, donald trump is increasing his attacks on hillary clinton's closest aide. huma abedin announced her split monday from disgraced former new york congressman anthony weiner...caugh t up in yet another sexting scandal. sot trump on radio she's married to a guy that's
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person and you know she has access to classified information. abedin released a statement saying... "after long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, i have made the decision to separate from my husband." weiner is back in the tabloids. the new york post published raunchy pictures allegedly sent by weiner to a woman identified only as a 40 something divorcee and trump suppore congress in 2011 in embarrassment. he accidentally tweeted a lewd photo of himself. nats 2011: i'm here today to again apologize. the sexting allegations from several women piled up but abedin stayed by her husband's side. sot abedin i love him, i have forgiven him, i believe in him. their marriage was featured in a documentary on weiner's scandal and his failed run for new york city mayor in 2013. sot documentary it's like a living nightmare. the relationship and abedin's closeness to clinton has been a line of attack for months for trump. abedin is also at the center of newly released state department emails raising questions
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level clinton foundation donors and the then secretary of state. while donald trump is responding to abedin and weiner's split, hillary clinton is not. abedin who has been with clinton on a fundraising swing in the hamptons did not attend any of clinton's events yesterday. kenneth moton, abc news washington. governor terry branstad says that hillary clinton's plan for the environment is extreme. branstad made the comments yesterday branstad says a lot of the democratic presidential nominee's money and support comes from environmental extremists in california. he says the low carbon standard in california discriminates against corn based ethanol. "that would be devastating to the iowa economy with 43 corn-based ethanol plants in our state. that's why trump's support for, not only renewable fuel standard but corn-based ethanol, is critically important to jobs in iowa and to the health of the farm economy." " trump's presidential campaign
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trump on agricultural issues. iowa ag secretary bill northey and regents president bruce rastetter are also on the committee. a group of people in wisconsin want to make sure nobody forgets about philando castile. about two dozen people gathered outside the state fairgrounds, near a peace garden dedicated to castile. it was along the same road, a police officer shot and killed castile during a traffic stop in july. another group has a rallyl weather with meteorologist kaj o'mara.
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morning's weather, kaj... plan on a day just like yesterday with high in the 80s and scattered thunderstorms roaming around the region. some folks will see some downpours again, while others will see nothing. once this front sinks to the south later tonight, rain chances are over until late sunday as a big, blocking ridge of high pressure expands southward over the area. this is in response to a tropical storm that should move into florida later this week. there is still potential for of what happens there, our weather should be great with highs mainly in the 70s from wednesday through saturday. today: chance of storms. partly sunny. wind: light. high: 82 tonight: storms early, then partly cloudy. wind: nw 5-10. low:
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in today's "techbytes" -- privacy worries about what's app. >> the free messaging services used by more than 1 billion people are now sharing information with its parent company, facebook. sfw facebook says it will allow people to see better ads. sony has officially introduced the latest version of its mart watch. this one has an e-ink display on the face of the watch and the band. >> it c face and band destins. no price has been announced yet. just like jodie foster in the movie "contact" russian officials say they have picked up strong radio signals from space. >> don't put out the welcome mat just yet. the signal hasn't been confirmed by any other radio >> have a great day.
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early morning news. a broken system. that's how some patients and providers described iowa's privatized medicaid on monday. now lawmakers are looking for a fix. just seconds after she threw it down, a cedar rapids woman's phone explodes. whether in "young frankenstein", playing willie wonka or his turn in "the producers", actors and comedians remember gene wilder -- one of the most famous gradua university of iowa. good tuesday morning! it's 5 o'clock on august 30th. here's a live look at the city cam. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a day just like yesterday with high in the 80s

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