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down the building in about a year. city officials plan to use the space for future flood control measures. the court files will move to a new spot a few miles across town, off 18th street sw. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders tells us why the move has to happen. the lifting.the pushing. the carrying. moving stinks. nat these guys know that better than anyone. they're tasked with getting linn county's vast archive of old court files out of the hub and lots of files." that's kind of an understatement. the county's clerk of court estimates workers are moving more than 7,500 boxes, around 700-thousand individual files, dating back to the 60s. oh, the shelves too. nat work iowa law requires the county to keep the dusty, seldom used records for ten years, sometimes longer depending on the file type. "it'll be nice to have it done. i hope we don't have to move again. i'm tired of moving.
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2008." water got into the county's old facility, prompting the move to hubbard ice. now that the city's planning to tear this building down in the next year, the files will journey three miles south. "this is the new space. it may look big, but officials say it's going to fill up really fast." there's 10-thousand square feet here. even so, once all the files are in place-- there will only be room for a handful of additional boxes. it'll be that crowded. "it's a not a lot of room for growth at the new spot." "we've gone electronic. we don't have new files that have to continue to go over, so that's ok. it just makes it tight when you're moving stuff in, trying to organize it." in the end, it'll take about two weeks to get this project done. the county has a 10 year lease at the newest facility. that's got the county clerk smiling. "this will be the last move for me." in cedar rapids, forrest saunders, kcrg-tv9 news. the county pays about 50-grand each year to rent
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more, 54-thousand to start, with a 2.5% increase per year for 10 years. t-v nine has gone through a series of emails relating to a teacher- student sex scandal at washington high school in cedar rapids. we found an email where former wash principal ralph plagman said he would write a recommendati on letter for mary beth haglin, the substitute teacher involved in the scandal. haglin has admitted that she had a sexual relationship with a washington student. she lost her a criminal charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee. an investigation by the school district showed that plagman and other administrator s did not follow district training when they looked into haglin's relationship with the student. plagman sent an email to staff at washington that said haglin left because of a "personal matter involving a friend." he also informed the grant wood a-e-a, which runs the substitute teacher program in
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reason why. plagman, washington high school activities director mike johnson, and the school district's human resources director, jill cirivello, all resigned as a result of the investigations into the scandal. turning to weather and meteorologist joe winters. joe, more rain means a chance of flash flooding in some areas?
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lightning sparked a fire at an apartment in northeast iowa today. firefighters from four departments responded just after 5 this morning to the apartment at main and jefferson streets in calmar. firefighters say no one was hurt in the fire. police in iowa city accuse a cedar rapids man of sexually assaulting a woman at a jimmy johns police say a woman had gone inside a restroom at the downtown jimmy johns around 2:30 monday morning. and that's when they say grant ajango walked in and pushed her up against a wall. they say ajango, who is 20, locked the door, and sexually assaulted her. police say she fought back and was able to text "help" to some friends. those friends and jimmy john workers forced open the door, and they held ajango until police arrived. he
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and false imprisonment. and when you see news happening or know of a news event, call us on newsline nine. the number is 319-365-9999. if you take a picture or shoot some video, you can email that to newsroom at kcrg dot com. linn county supervisors are now just one vote away from boosting the minimum wage in the county. the second reading of that minimum wage ordinance passed this morning. one more "yes" vote on monday now to $8.25 an hour january 1st. additional one dollar an hour increases would then take in 2018 and again in 2019. the minimum wage in linn county would top out at $10.25 an hour. kcrg-tv9's dave franzman is live at the county administration building tonight. dave, one supervisor voted "no"
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harris who represents the more rural parts of linn county and many smaller communities. he personally says he believes an increase is warranted after ten years with no change. harris told fellow supervisors he voted "no" because of the negative reaction from business owners in smaller communities. harris says many are telling him increase wouldn't cause much concern. but it's the increase to $9.25 an hour and then $10.25 in following years that worry them. harris, for one, thinks if there is a push for city councils to "opt out" of the minimum wage hikes it will come next year if state lawmakers don't weigh in first. "i think state legislators are paying more attention to this than anyone thinks they are. i'm confident this year we'll see some legislative action in des
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but should businesses fear an increased minimum wage. tonight at six, thoughts from one cedar rapids small business owner who is supporting the push for a higher minimum. the final vote on a higher minimum wage in linn county is set for the supervisors' meeting on monday. supervisors postponed a vote yesterday to tweak some language in the ordinance. with the vote today, therec before the final vote. live in cedar rapids, dave franzman kcrg tv9 news. people in cedar rapids can now hunt canada geese on private, undeveloped land within city limits. the city hopes this will help control the geese population. a special season has already started for towns that allow hunting within city limits. it runs until september 11th. but cedar rapids is only
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30. after the special season, people can hunt canada geese again starting on october 1st. iowa city animal control officers have picked up a lost pony. and now they are looking for its owner. hikers had reported a pony prowling around in a forest near the terry trueblood recreation center earlier this month. and they finally lured the lost horse in with a good amount of grain call iowa city animal care and adoption center. a favorite breakfast caf in downtown cedar rapids is rallying after a fire heavily damaged the building. riley's is re-locating and hoping to open by friday.
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a heavy rain threat. with all the rain that has already fallen, especially north, flash flooding remains an eminent threat. by thursday morning we dry things out for about 24 hours before the next chance for wet weather arrives. friday brings scattered showers and storms to eastern iowa and by saturday drags down weekend. have a great night! tonight: storms likely. heavy rain is possible. wind: w 5-10. low: 67 tomorrow: partly cloudy. wind: nw 5-15. high: 82 tom. night: partly cloudy. wind: light e. low: 62 friday: showers and a few thunderstorm s. locally heavy rain is possible. high: 78 low: 62 saturday: turning mostly sunny.
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low: 51 monday: increasing clouds. high: 79 low: 57 tuesday: chance of showers, cooler. high: 69 low: 57 wednesday: partly cloudy. high: 67 low: 52 thursday: partly cloudy. high: 71 low: 50 showers and storms continue to move across the state tonight again bringing a heavy rain threat. with all the rain that has already flooding remains an eminent threat. by thursday morning we dry things out for about 24 hours before the next chance for wet weather arrives. friday brings scattered showers and storms to eastern iowa and by saturday drags down cool fall air for the upcoming weekend. have a great night! tonight:
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5-10. low: 67 tomorrow: partly cloudy. wind: nw 5-15. high: 82 tom. night: partly cloudy. wind: light e. low: 62 friday: showers and a few thunderstorm s. locally heavy rain is possible. high: 78 low: 62 saturday: turning mostly sunny. high: 72 low: 57 sunday: mostly sunny. high: 75 low: 51 monday: increasing clouds. high: 79 low: 57 tuesday:ch 69 low: 57 wednesday: partly cloudy. high: 67 low: 52 thursday: partly cloudy. high: 71 low: 50 showers and storms continue to move across the state tonight again bringing a heavy rain threat. with all the rain that has already fallen, especially north, flash flooding
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about 24 hours before the next chance for wet weather
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with the onset of disease or debilitation, it can be very difficult to have an honest conversation with them about their wants and needs as they near their end of life. vo: but having these conversations is crucial for your loved ones and for yourself. clinical psychotherapi st and gerontologis t nikki knepper says it's okay to approach your aging loved one and explain why you need to have a conversation with them. but you
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it. sot nikki knepper: you have to have an agenda, you have to be focused and you have to have the purpose and meaning behind it. why are you having the conversation? is there a concern or is there already a diagnosis? is it i'm afraid or i'm seeing this now - it needs to be addressed.vo: she says the goal should be clarity.. and that sometimes storytelling helps make it more person an article you read or discuss what a friend and their family has done. we all want to age with dignity. it's common to be fearful of losing your faculties and ability to make those end of life choices. liz: whether you have an aging parent or you are the aging parent...it's important to discuss these important matters with loved ones sooner rather than later. for momseveryday, i'm liz hayes.
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yesterday a fire seriously damaged riley's caf on first avenue near downtown. the fire department has said it started in a ceiling fan in the kitchen, and burned through the roof of the building. the moose mcduffy's bar next door also sustained smoke damage. no one was injured. riley's owner richard pankey says he plans to re-open the caf in daisy's garage, which is another restaurant he owns on first avenue. pankey says the new location will be ready to go by 6:30 friday morning. until 11 a-m each day, and then serve the daisy's garage menu after 11. apple unveiled its latest version of the i-phone at its highly anticipated annual product announcement event. the next generation are the i-phone 7 and i- phone 7 plus. the smartphones are water resistant -- and come in new shades of black. they also have improved cameras. the latest version isn't a
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the university of iowa will hold a ribbon cutting for the new hancher auditorium at three o'clock friday. the public can tour the building then. but you can get a first look at the new hancher tomorrow on the t-v nine early morning news. t-v nine will be broadcasting live from there with reports on how hancher got its start and how the 2008 flood destroyed the old building. and we'll give you a detailed look at the new hancher. early morning news starting at 4:30 a-m. and as the new hancher gets ready to open at the end of the week, another university of iowa building is also close to completion. tonight on t-v nine news at six, we'll take you inside the new children's hospital. some students at one eastern iowa school are already thinking about becoming engineers. and it's thanks to a new robotics program at western dubuque high school.
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"i think this does give kids a bit of an edge. " we asked u.s. cellular customers to show us all the beautiful places they get coverage with our strong signal. you posted from the seashore. you shared from your hike. you showed us this sunset. you posted from the farm. and you adventured way out there... a lot of amazing places. ?? u.s. cellular put towers where the other guys don't.
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high school in epworth are getting some college-like creative skills with the school's new robotics class. a grant from the monsanto fund allowed western dubuque to add a science class where students can build robots. teachers say it's giving a big head start to students kcrg-tv9's dubuque bureau chief katie wiedemann is live in dubuque, katie, this isn't your typical science class... talk about hands on. the class is getting right in there and figuring out how to build remote controlled robots. it's only been three weeks and the students say they feel like they're ready for college. in the robotics class, students are taking raw materials and turning
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a remote controlled car. there's no specific right or wrong way to put the robots together, so students have to figure out the best way to build the robot. so students find themselves doing a lot of trial and error and troubleshooting. karl stubben teaches the class and says the course will give advantage to students planning to study engineering in college. "if they have this background at this point, when they take this class in college they are going to be halfway through. " right now students in the robotics class. teachers say that's because they just added the course back in may after most student's schedules were already made. but they tell us there is big interested for next year. monsanto will be presenting the high school with a 25-thousand dollar check to cover the cost of the robotics program. that's happening tomorrow night during the volleyball game at western dubuque high school. live in
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now here's a look at some of what you'll see at 5:30 on a-b-c. recapping today's top stories, hundreds of just blocks away. and we'll take you inside the
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set to open in december. tonight at 6.
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documents are on the move. right now they're in the hubbard ice building. but cedar rapids owns it and county has to get out. it's moving them to a spot a across town on 18th street southwest. let's go back to joe now for a final look at tonight's forecast. thank you for joining us for
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world news with david muir. tonight, the new shooting caught on camera in a city under siege. a 71-year-old man shot while simply watering his lawn. his neighbor's camera capturing his struggle to then get help. and now the plea this evening to find the suspects. also tonight, the deadly storm. we're tracking the tropical system moving across this country. a month's worth of rain hours. and the severe storms now ahead. the commander in chief test. donald trump, who once said he had a secret plan to take out isis. his big reveal tonight. and after our interview, trump saying hillary clinton doesn't look presidential, tonight, chelsea clinton, center stage, firing back. the deadly mid-air collision. two planes colliding, the second time in a week. and the spoiler. what amazon posted early today that unlocked the clues to the

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