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homeless in cedar rapids says it's noticing an alarming trend. and hillary clinton and donald trump are making a flurry of stops in battleground states ahead of election day. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at 10 . someone has been firing paintballs at vehicles and homes and even hit one person recently in cedar rapids. police say they won't stand for it. joins us on the story. forrest, police don't think kids are doing this? no. according to some of the most recent reports-- it sounds like the people behind paintballing are grownups. and it's been happening for months. earlier this year, francis douglas painted his home on e ave nw. but one morning in august, he woke up to find a fresh coat. "i walked out. happened to look up at the front of the
been peppered with paintballs. at least three of his neighbors along e ave were hit as well. vehicles too, like this suv that was parked outside. "don't they have something better to do? or, someplace else to do it?" apparently not. police say, in just the last two weeks, there have been at least four reports of vandals firing paintballs at property and people. chief wayne jerman called the act a juvenile thin will get hurt, but paintballers could be shot themselves. their guns look remarkably like the real thing. "don't these people think that they stand the risk of somebody trying to protect themselves? i just think it's an incredibly stupid thing to do." police think they've caught the troublemaker s behind a few of the incidents. authorities arrested 26- year-old kenneth herring and 30-year-old earnest murry, earlier this month. police say the two spent the evening of october 6th
paintballs out of a van. one woman was hit in the eye. herring was charged with criminal mischief. murry, driving while barred. "luckily, it was water soluble." the good news for francis, and many of the other victims, that paint on his home washed right off. it maybe gone, but his frustration for the vandals remains. halloween is fast approaching. police say they'll be watching for this kind of thing as vandalism ticks up through the holiday. additional officers bruce and beth? thanks, forrest. the delaware county sheriff's office says two men are on the run tonight after robbing a bank with a gun and a knife. the sheriff's office says the robbery happened around 8:45 this morning at the citizens state bank in hopkinton. none of the bank employees were injured in the robbery. anyone with information should call the sherif's
western iowa town of casey is going to prison for mail fraud and setting city hall on fire. today, a judge sentenced dorothy dillinger to five years in prison. she set this fire at city hall in august 2014. it happened the night before auditors were arriving to investigate missing money. she later admitted she had been taking the money and using it for personal expenses. a judge has not said how much restitution she will have to pay. pay more than two million dollars. remember, whenever you see news happening, call newsline nine at 319- 365-9999. you can also email pictures, videos, and news tips to "newsroom at kcrg dot com." meteorologist justin gehrts joins us now. justin, can we expect to see sunshine this weekend? a batch of scattered high clouds will pass over us tonight, which will help keep our temperatures warmer, falling to around 40.
plentiful sunshine and highs in the 60s. sunday should be a few degrees warmer than saturday. we should have an easy time of it until tuesday, when showers start to move back into the area. showers and a few storms are likely on wednesday. temperatures should stay fairly close to late-october normals in the upper 50s to lower 60s during that time.tonight: partly cloudy. wind: se 5-10. low: 39 alo: 38 dbq: 38 iow: 40 tomorrow: mostly sunny and warmer. wind: sw 5-15. high: 65 alo: 65 bq governor branstad has asked the president to declare a disaster declaration after the flooding last month. the
assistance program. that money would go toward repairing damaged roads, bridges and other public facilities in 19 counties. it would also cover the cost of emergency work before, during and after the flood. the catholic worker house in cedar rapids says it has already exceed the number of homeless people it helped in all of last year. the organization primarily provides shelter to women and married couples. last year, the shelter served 240 people and so far this year, it's served 260. the facility says it is in need of more money with the increased amount of people in need. but larissa ruffin, who is the house manager, says there will still be enough beds for people who need a warm place to sleep. "13:03:50;15 before they open the overflow shelter, we'll take in 6 extra moms, whatever the configuration is or married couples those are who we generally serve we'll take whoever we can that we serve first. " she says an overflow shelter will open
staffing at the iowa medical and classification center in coralville is putting correctional officers at risk. the president of afscme iowa in des moines says there's a shortage of about 40 correctional officers at the facility. he says the under- staffing is related to drugs getting into the prison. just yesterday, four inmates at the prison tested positive for methamphetamine. we reached out to the department of corrections. a spokesman says there are currently 235 state- funded correctional officer positions at there are 10 senior correctional officers positions. only one is vacant. and the deputy warden says he's comfortable with staffing levels at prison. and the prison is working to fill all the positions that are budgeted for. earlier this week, the same labor union said there was understaffing at the independence mental health institute it was after the union says a patient injured three staff members over the past couple of weeks. but the iowa department of human services says the facility is not
paving the way for free speech in a landmark u-s supreme court case has died. dan johnston died this morning at a hospice care center in des moines. he was 78. he was the attorney who won the tinker versus des moines schools case in back in 1969. that case defined the constitutional rights of students attending public schools. people who knew johnston say he was an incredibly smart, sarcastic, and brilliant democrat hillary clinton and republican donald trump are zeroing in on battleground states, with the race in its final weeks. the presidential nominees are holding rallies in ohio, pennsylvania and north carolina, hoping to swing those states in their favor come november 8th. a-b-c's karen travers reports. the intensity on the campaign
ohio?blasting donald trump on jobs sot - hillary clinton: "he has put chinese steel workers to work, not american steel workers, and we're going to change that!" a fired up vice president biden in pennsylvania, talking about that controversial 2005 access hollywood audio recording of trump. sot - joe biden: "textbook example of sexual assault / donald trump clearly noticing president obama and the first lady stepped up their attacks on the campaign trail. sot - donald trump: we have a bunch of babies running our country, folks. we have a bunch of lo babies. but with national polls trending further toward clinton?.trum p's path to 270 electoral votes grows more challenging. his campaign's best hope may be to rev up the republican base and hope for a low turnout on election day msot - matthew dowd: "not pursuing independents, not pursuing soft democrats who anyway not like hillary clinton the clinton campaign strategy is very different -they're pushing in
their map and flip states from red to blue. o/c close: with the debates in their rear view mirror, donald trump and hillary clinton can now just focus on getting their supporters out to vote. election day is 18 days away but in many states, people are already heading to the polls and mailing in their ballots karen travers, abc news, washington republican congressman rod blum agreed to debate next week. they're both running for iowa's first district -- which covers waterloo, cedar rapids and dubuque. kcrg-tv9 and the gazette will host the debate at coe college on wednesday, october 26th. you can watch it on kcrg 9-point-2, starting at 7 o'clock. tonight, the f-b-i is investigating a massive cyberattack that took down popular sites like twitter, netflix, and amazon for some people today. the attack struck a key internet
with junk data traffic. that kept people from using the sites properly. it mainly affected people on the east and west coasts, but some people in the midwest also had trouble accessing the sites. the white house is calling the activity malicious. and a hacker group spread across china and russia has claimed responsibility. some classrooms in cedar rapids are changing their look and feel. they'll soon have couches and coffee tables to offer studens first here's a look at the most viewed stories today on kcrg dot-com. stay with your 24 hour
our temperatures warmer, falling to around 40. the weekend looks absolutely fantastic with plentiful sunshine and highs in the 60s. sunday should be a saturday. we should have an easy time of it until tuesday, when showers start to move back into the area. showers and a few storms are likely on wednesday. temperatures should stay fairly close to late-october normals in the upper 50s to lower 60s during that
wind: se 5-10. low: 39 alo: 38 dbq: 38 iow: 40 tomorrow: mostly sunny and warmer. wind: sw 5-15. high: 65 alo: 65 dbq: 63 iow: 66 tom. night: mostly clear. wind: s 5-10. low: 44 alo: 44 dbq: 43 iow: 45 sunday: mostly sunny. high: 69 alo: 44 monday: mostly sunny. high: 63 low: 40 tuesday: chance of wednesday: showers and a few thunderstorm s likely. high: 64 low: 54 thursday: becoming partly cloudy. high: 59 low: 47 friday: partly cloudy. high: 60 low: 46 saturday: chance of showers. high: 60 low: 47
drivers now have a bit easier time getting to kennedy high school in cedar rapids. the city has opened 42nd street northeast between i-380 and wenig road to traffic in both directions. the city had been doing since spring. it also added turn and bike lanes. this was one of the largest road projects for the city this year. some students in cedar rapids will soon be learning in a different way. they'll be using furniture that you might not see in most classrooms. and playoff spots were on the line in high school football games across eastern iowa tonight. we'll have highlights on friday night lights endzone. "there are quite a lot of people in the country that are moving
the classroom? that's what some schools in cedar rapids - including mckinley middle school - are experimenting with. kcrg t-v nine's samantha myers explains how flexible classrooms are changing the way kids learn. nats "that would be really cool yeah across the table" middle school students at mckinley are helping their teachers create new closely resemble a coffee shop than a traditional classroom. 12:45:47;07 nats "yeah and then like the coffee table and the coffee chairs." 12:51:20;11 ""our vision is to have maybe a couch and a quite comfortable seating area, maybe some high top tables where it would feel more like a coffee shop" " the students are part of the process, telling their teachers what would help them learn better. creating an excitement around learning. 12:47:48;03 ""one of my friends told me like sitting in front of a
in a desk and doing assignments isn't really the best part of school i mean it's just like our generation is changing and technology is becoming a part of that so i feel like that since technology is changing, we should change too." " nats tape roll seventh graders in a different class helped measure for new tables. nats the tables will have a white board in the middle so that students can't help each other. 12:58:06;10 "if i'm like stuck on a problem, then someone else at my table could help me work on the problem." "we're finding that kids' a lot when they are in spaces where they feel relaxed where there's lots of natural light, scent can even play a big role in helping them feel comfortable in an environment." students learning the same lessons, but in a new way. in cedar rapids samantha myers kcrg tv9 news. the school says the furniture and desks will arrive within the next few months. we'll get a last check of your weekend forecast next. first, scott saville's putting the final touches onto friday night lights which is just minutes away.
heroes football game
between iowa and nebraska. the red cross is taking nominations through monday. judges will then choose one hero from each state, and they'll be honored at the game on the day after thanksgiving. you can nominate someone on the red cross's website. one last look at the forecast, justin...
us tonight, which will help keep our temperatures warmer, falling to around 40. the weekend looks absolutely fantastic with plentiful sunshine and highs in the 60s. sunday should be a few degrees warmer than saturday. we should have an easy time of it until tuesday, when showers start to move back into the area. showers and a few storms are likely on wednesday. temperatures should stay fairly close to late-october normals in the upper 50s to lower 60s during that time.tonight: partly cloudy. wind: se 5-10. low: 39 alo: 38 dbq: 38 iow: 40 tomorrow: mostly sunny and warmer. wind: sw 5-15. high: 65 alo: 65 dbq: 63 iow: 66 tom. night: mostly clear. wind: s 5-10. low: 44 alo: 44 dbq: 43 iow: 45 sunday: mostly sunny. high: 69 alo: 44 monday: mostly sunny. high: 63 low: 40 tuesda low: 47 wednesday: showers and a few thunderstorm s likely. high: 64 low: 54 thursday: