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of most areas along the river. and some of those temporary walls might stay up. kcrg-tv nine's dave franzman joins us now live from ellis boulevard northwest. dave, the city put up more than 10 miles of flood walls in just two days, but it's taking a lot longer to clean up. bruce, during the city daily flood briefings last week, one department manager guess as long to take down as it did to put up. so, some of the sand-filled barriers may baround for days if not weeks. and some of the earthen berms may not go away at all. crews scrambled late last week to remove the
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and other important streets to get traffic moving again.sot/nat but flood protection is still blocking some streets like ellis boulevard northwest. so, that's where you'll find most of the clean up effort now. " we're focusing more on barriers sitting in streets, driveways blocking railroads blocking businesses those types of barriers will come down first " kampman says the city has private contractors but the city's only use about two thirds as many now as a cost-saving move. sand-filled barriers in city-owned parking lots like this one may be among the last to come down. some of the packed-earth berms may not come down anytime soon.. if at all. they weren't built to the standard of permanent flood barriers. still, the city is considering leaving several standing for future need which doesn't bother some in those neighborbood s at all. "as long as they left it up and let it settle... i don't see why they'd spend the money and manpower to take it down." the city engineer says expect
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hanging around for several weeks. and while attention is still focused on dismantling the temporary flood protection barriers actual construction worked started today on one piece of the city's permanent flood protection system. we'll show you that at six. live in cedar rapids, dave franzman kcrg tv9 news. "cedar rapids. may be snorkel weather." those are just a couple of the cheeky t-shirts raygun is selling to help with flood recovery efforts in cedar rapids. since friday, they've sold 130 flood-themed shirts. raygun owner mike draper says employees will take half the profits from the sale of those shirts and use it to spend at businesses in newbo. "being a local business we are
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it's one of our values giving back to our community." the flood-themed shirts are selling so well raygun plans to order more this week. still ahead this evening, we'll be talking to the head of the cedar rapids metro economic alliance about how businesses are bouncing back after the flood. let's turn now to meteorologist joe winters. joe, a beautiful sunny morning turned into a cloudy afternoon. the majority of the week with highs staying in the 70s. changes are ahead however, beginning on wednesday. two rounds of rain are expected this week starting wednesday morning and again on thursday. rainfall accumulation s of over an inch are possible in some areas, but at this point it appears the heaviest rainfall should remain in missouri and kansas. cooler and more seasonable air arrives friday
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great night! tonight: partly cloudy. wind: se 5-15 low: 56 tomorrow: partly cloudy. wind: se 10-20 high: 78 a massive hurricane is less than 24 hours away from potentially hitting haiti, jamaica, eastern cuba and the bahamas. meteorologist talking earlier, this is the strongest storm for a long time to hit this area and it could have an impact on our weather as well. hurricane matthew is making its way across the caribbean sea, threatening jamaica, haiti and other island nations. some jamaicans are ignoring warnings from their government to leave the coast. in haiti, infrastructur
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u-s officials are also evacuating hundreds of employees and their families from the naval base at guantanamo bay. as of right now hurricane force winds, winds greater than 74 mph, are still south of any large land mass, but tropical storm force winds are already impacting southwestern haiti. here is the latest on hurricane hunter measurements have the wind speeds near the center, sustained at around 140 mph, which makes matthew a category 4 storm. it is moving north, slowly, at near 6 mph. it is forecast to move very close, if not make landfall on western haiti tomorrow morning, and perhaps making a second landfall in eastern cuba later in the evening. hurricane warnings are in place for jamaica, western haiti, and eastern
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parts of the bahamas. tuesday night, matthew is forecast to move northwest, to just off the southeast u-s coast. there is still some uncertainty to its exact track, but a landfall in this area is still possible. even if this doesn't happen, significant effects could still be possible along coastal areas. bruce and beth, back to you. today the new york attorney general ordered the trump foundation to immediately stop funr foundation never registered to fund-raise in the state. an investigation started after media reports showed donald trump may have personally benefited from the charity. and over the weekend the new york times reported that trump may have avoided paying federal taxes for nearly two decades. someone sent the times a partial tax return of trump's from 1995. it showed the republican presidential candidate filed a loss that year of 916 million dollars. and that
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federal taxes for 18 years. today, democrat hillary clinton continued highlighting trump's refusal to release his personal income tax returns. today, governor branstand also weighed in on the debate over trump's taxes. branstad said trump didn't do anything illegal, and also said the u-s tax code is flawed. "donald trump has been so audacious to admit that. yes, the system. but he says the system is flawed and ought to be changed. but the establishment in washington d.c., and their friends in the media don't want to focus on the things that could really make things better. " bransatd says trump is the only candidate pushing for tax code reform. if your alliant energy bill is much higher than you anticipated, you're not alone. we explain why the cost of
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likely is not a mistake.
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milder weather continues for the majority of the week with highs staying in the 70s. changes are ahead however, beginning on wednesday. two rounds of rain are expected this week starting wednesday morning and again on thursday. rainfall accumulation s of over an inch are possible in some areas, but at this point it appears the heaviest rainfall should remain in missouri and kansas. cooler
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with 60s and 40s with us through the weekend. have a great night! tonight: partly cloudy. wind: se 5-15 low: 56 tomorrow: partly cloudy. wind: se 10-20 high: 78 tom. night: chance of rain late. wind: se 10-15 low: 60 wednesday: showers possible early, then partly cloudy. high: 74 low: 60 thursday: showers and storms likely. high: 73 low: 60 friday: becoming partly cloudy. high: 63 l high: 64 low: 43 sunday: partly cloudy. high: 68 low: 42 monday: slight chance of showers. high: 67 low: 48 tuesday: slight chance of showers. high: 65 low: 51 thanks joe. as businesses in the cedar rapids flood zone reopen they're working to make up for lost time, and
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rapids flood zone reopen they're working to make up for lost time, and lost money. but it's not just downtown businesses that are hurting. we talk about reviving the city's economy, still ahead here on t-v nine. pkg: liz on cam: all moms know
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sometimes a little medication is necessary to help mom cope. but becomes at risk for sids. here's pediatrician dr. laura forster.sot. dr. forster: a lot of times they can use more of the over the counter anti- inflammatory products and those certainly are a little safer and less likely to cause sedation and impairment. but if they do need a prescription pain medication, my best advice would be to take it as prescribed by yor obstetrician. and then certainly if you take a pain medication, the goal would be to have somebody else in the house, a spouse or trusted adult in the house that if you do feel a little
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you are alone and feeling impaired, make sure your infant is fed, changed and comfortable - and safely place them in their crib while you get some rest. liz on cam: tune in next week when we discuss the controversial bed-sharing or co- sleeping. i'm liz hayes cedar rapids continues its recovery after last week's flood. many businesses in the first time today. joining us now to talk about the impact on businesses is doug neumann, the interim president and c-e-o of the cedar rapids metro economic alliance. doug, we're seeing lots of businesses in the evacuation area that really didn't have too much physical damage. but they had
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financial toll has this flood taken on downtown businesses? a cedar rapids businessman who's far business is hurting because of the flood. customers are not coming in and others are cancelling orders, feeling they should businesses in the flood zone. he says people need to continue supporting
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economy. what are the next steps? how does the downtown plan to bounce back? the mayor is challenging people to go to downtown businesses 10 times in the month of october. are there any other plans to
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if you haven't yet opened your alliant energy bill, you might be in for an unwelcome surprise. that's because many people saw the amount they owe increase significantly. we explain what's going on,
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happy about it. that's because they say the company left them in the dark. alliant issued an apology to customers on its website yesterday. it said the company's using a new billing system that based estimates on a customer's usage last summer. it says people used
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2015 because this year was hotter. that means some customers are getting bills that are hundreds of dollars higher than what they expected. and alliant said it did not have enough people on staff to catch the system change or to let customers know they would owe more money. "if you have one of these high bills, we really want to work with you to spread those payments out, to help so it's not one big burden " you'll hear from one alliant customer who says her bill is 400 dollars more than she expected. and find out why alliant says it just can't waive the extra costs. a new survey of business leaders in iowa and eight other midwestern states suggests a sluggish economy that could slow even more. the economic index for the region fell to 45 point 5 in september compared to 47 point 8 the month before. any score below 50 suggests
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that's according a monthly survey by creighton university an economist with the university blames the decline on weaknesses in the agriculture and energy industries. now here's a look at some of what you'll see at 5:30 on a-b-c. world news tonight with david muir is next with that massive storm churning up in the caribbean. hurricane matthew.already deadly... haiti and jamaica preparing for impact.and the american states declaring states of emergency days before the storm is
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homecoming loss to northwestern. and we put an ad that claims monica vernon wants to raise taxes through the t-v nine and gazette fact checker. tonight at 6.
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final look at tonight's forecast. milder weather continues for the majority of the week with highs staying in the 70s. changes are ahead however, beginning on wednesday. two rounds of rain are expected this week starting wednesday morning and again on thursday. rainfall accumulation s of over an inch are possible in some areas, but at this point it appears the heaviest rainfall should remain in missouri and kansas. cooler and more
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the weekend. have a great night! tonight: partly cloudy. wind: se 5-15 low: 56 tomorrow: partly tonight, breaking news. the monster hurricane. the category 4 storm already deadly. tearing through the caribbean at this hour, haiti and jamaica bracing. and then, the models show it coming toward the u.s. states of emergency already declared along parts of the u.s. coast. also breaking, donald trump just moments ago, with his answer tonight. to the bombshell involving his taxes. reports he might not have paid federal taxes for nearly 20 years. what trump says now. the outrage tonight over this video. a call to 911 about a suspicious person. the man telling police he was simply waiting for his mother to come home on her porch. >> what are you doing? >> then taken down by police. it was his mother's home. the aborted landing. the passenger jet and the emergency moments before

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