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cedar rapids' history for tonight's christmas in the corridor -- czech village style. style. but we begin tonight with a memorial for those lost to the streets of cedar rapids.this is national homelessssperson's memorial day, a day which hits many in the corridor especially hard this year. year.back in september, a homeless man and woman were murdered just days apart, allegedly by the same man.the homeless community came together then -- and tonight, they're rallying again. again.fox 28 news reporter dora miller is live in cedar rapids tonight to explain.dora? we're at coe college...where sharon mead was found after being strangled to death.she was the second homeless person to be murdered in september and tonight -- she and raymond ursino -- were remembered. remembered. it's been a hard year for the homeless in cedar rapids... "there's a lot of changing in the systems, whether you look at mental health or you look at employment, housing opportunities even."and it got
murdered in early september. "the whole situation is just unbelievle."angela -- and many others -- knew victims raymond d sharon..."a lot of times they both put a smile on your face.""he nevevecaused problems, never hurt nobody and for his life to be taken the way it was, it's not acceptable."they say their murders highlight a bigger problem."it's not just cr, it's everywhere. cr h h a big problem with homelessness because it's so expensive, so expensive for a place to live." "you can't just put mebody in a shelter r 30 days and then kick them out, if you train them, givevethem job skills, they're going to succeed."but they say the stigma of homelessness has stopped the help from coming. "a lot of these homeless people out here, they're not on probation, they're not on parole, they're nonocriminals." "some people have hatred towards people that are homeless and it's just not right, it's really not."so to survive, they say they have to stick together..."they help ea other out, they provide any resources to each other that they might have, they are
in numbers.""it's been hard, it has because i see everybody struggling every day." this winter, the catherine mcauley center says they have an overflow shelter program... so when temperatures get too low, people have a place to stay.covering the corridor in cedar rapids, dora miller fox 28 news dora thanks.still no word tonight on what started a deadly fire in cedar rapids. rapids.firefighters responded to the grand view village mobile homemeark near the intersection of wilson avenue and west post road southwest around 7-15 last night.first responders broke into the partially engulfed home, but the woman inside was already dead.the victim's name has not been released.an autopsy by the state medical examiner this week will confirm the woman's identity and her exact cause of death. police in iowa city are asking for your helelafter an earlyly morning robbery. robbery.it happened at the mcdonald's on lower muscatine road around 4:30 this morning.
walked into the restaurant demanding money.it's unclear whwhher a weapon was used, but nobody was hurt.if you have any information about this case, call iowa city crime stoppers at 358-tips. turning now to waterloo where fox 28 news is learning n n details.. details..about a weekend stabbing.authorities found the victim, mc-kenzie scarborough on riehl street at about four-45 yesterday afternoon. afternoon.officers caught up with t t suspspt, chel berger a few hours later.they believe a fight led to the stabbing.berger faces several charges tonight and is being held in the black hawk county jail. applications are now open for a new confidenenality program in iowa, aimed at assisting survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse and human trafficking. trafficking.the program is about helping victims of violence become survivors.iowa is joioing 3333ther states that already have the program. organizers say it's the best way to get victims out of
a new monument is being built to honor eastern iowa's heroes. heroes.the purple heart memorial will be built in the front of the eastern iowa veterans park ne kingston stadium.as of right now, one-point-eight-million americans have received purple hearts.it is just one way of honoring men and women who have made incredible sacrifices defending our country. "these are men and women going back to 1782, that have earned the purple heart, and it's just such an honor to work on
the monument will be dedicated memorial day next year. for more than 14 years now, america has been fighting a war in afghanistan. afghanistan.we were reminded of that today when we learned six soldiers, including at least one american, were killed in a suicide attack.the taliban is claiming respsibility.there are more than nine-thousand u-s forces still serving in afghanistan 14 years after the taliban was removed from power. nearly three weeks ago, terror hit home in sav bernardino when a husband and wife opened fire on a holiliy party, killing 14. 14.today, a man who knew the couple and bought the rifles used in that attack appeared in court. court.enrique marquez went before a judge for a detention hearing.marquez is charged with buying the rifles for syed farood and tashfeen malik so they could avoid a background check.he's not arged with the san bernardino attack, but is acacsed of pptting otherer attatas that were not carried
set for next month.. from california to paris, isis has managed to create a culture of fear in the u-s and the rest of the western world. world.much of the growth of isis is credited to its use of social media. media.it's a battleground experts tell fox 28 news that the u-s is not effective in fighting back.now a former official with the state department lays out his analysis of america's digital fight in the war on terror. national correspondent kristine frazao has more now nowin this fox 28 news exclusive. exclusive.e. on the ground... there have been some victories but plenty of failed missions for the islamic state.but what they've achievev *online* is unprecedented, says ambassador alberto fernandez.would you say they're winning their war online"they have been extraordinarily successful in radicaliling a comomtted mobilized a committed
of mlims."in his last job, fernandez was on the front lines of this fight - a top official at the state online. but when he and his team asked for more resources, he says they were ignored by the obama administratatn.you never r d the *support that you needed to do this by the time that isis rose they went basically from ignoring to panicking."he says his team managed six twitter accounts to try to fight the messaging. meanwhile isis had 40 thousand twitter accounts and was rapidly gaining followers and fame, mamaers of manipulating the news cycle. "using click bait, being outrageous, you know they are the kardashians of terrorist groups , they are the trump of terrorist groups."fernandez says the delayed response by the white house gave isis space to create a brand and make potential recruits believe the cause was a worthy one.the specific circumstances that led to the specific rise of isis as we know it today are linked to decisions made in this administration."from ignoring to panicking, where
today?i believe actually direction.ambassador fernandez says president obama now seems to better understand the threat of isis but more aggressive action back in 2011 could have slowed or even stopped isis social media campaign in its tracksin washington im kf reporting. esident obamamaoday said that his administration likely quote "fumbled" how it addressed the threat from isis to the public.but he also said that doesn't mean his military strategy in flawed.the fht ainst error was just one of the topics covered in an interview with n-p-r.it also featured talk about the race for president. president.and that kicks off tonight's ote 2016 coverage. coverage.president obama accused somemerepublican n candidates of playing into the irrational fears of some americans.and, at one point, even called out frontrunner donald trump by name.
anger, frustration, fear. some of it justified but just misdirected. i think somebody like mr. trump is taking advantage of that. that's what he's exploiting during the course of his campaign. campaign.the president said candidates from both parties would do the country a greater service by offering cocorete and thought out plans.he highlighted senator lindsey graham's plan to fight isis, even if he doesn't agree with it. but that strategy didn't work for senator graham.today he dropped out of the race for president. president.graham never earned enough support to make it to the top tier of candidates, despite a strong resume in foreign policy and national defense.after making his announcement, graham called on frontrununr donald trump to get serious and start talking about policies that will actually work. the republican party future may be in your hands. but, the future of the country will be in your hands if f u're president of the united
show. this is not a reality show. the reason i know that is i've been over there enough to know what it costs to defend this nation." nation."later, graham said that no matter who gets the nomination, he will support the man or woman selected to represent the g-o-p in the race for the white house. another republican struggling to get traction in the race for the party's nomination came to cedar rapids tonight. tonight.former arkansas governor mike huckabee spoke at a faith and freedom coalition fundraiser in swisher.unlike fellow republican, , ben carson, who was critical of the chance that republicans have a brokered convention next summer, huckabee says it's a good thing for the party. so for all the talk and even the hand-ringing, i think of like the fact that republicans are going to baskin-robins and democrats basically go in and they get one flavor and they better like it because thas all they got." got."he says he isn't worried that the nominee will be determined behind closed doors because there is so much
candidates who challenge the establishment. on the democratic side, hillary clinton will be back in eastern iowa tomorrow.the former secretary of state is making good on a promise to visit keota high school.three students used social media to get the candidate to bring her message to the keokuk county school.bernie sanders is also campaigning in iowa.he will wrap a three-day swing through the state on wednesday. congressman dave loebsack is using this week to encourage iowans&to give back. back. "when i see what i iactually happening on the ground that helps me to be an advocate for what i see today. for the folks who are in fact food insecure and cannot afford the food that they need and can only be helped here at a placac likekehis." this."it's all apart of the congressman's acts of kidness program.loebsack spent the day volunteering at the counity pantry in nortp liberty and at the crisis center ininohnson counun.loebsackckill visit other food pantries and community support centers through out the state.he's scheduled to be in davenport
when it comes to volunteering iowa is among the e st in the country.according to volunteering and civic life in american, more then 800- thousand iowans donated more then 70-million hours in 20-14. all that time ranked the state number 10.here in the corridor, the cedar rapids metro was ranked fifth among mid-size cities in the country. in all, americans volunteered for nearly eight-billion hours last yeaea still to come tonight on the fox 28 news at nine. nine.we've got just a few days to go before christmas.that means there's time to tell you about another unique display of christmas in the corridor just a short drive away.
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tune in tomorrow at seven on fox 28 morng live.christmas is just four days away, and we're enjoyiyi some of the holiday's best treats treatshy-vee joins us with some more cookie lessons. that's tomorrow on fox 28 morning live. tomorrow on we're taking you to some dazzling light displays as well as quaint villages that remind us all of christmas past. past.tonight, fox 28
news reporter matt hammill explores an area that's all about tradition - as we celebrate christmas in the corridor. corridor. " czech music 4 seconds "they are decking the grand halls in the village and in the czech and slovak museumthe majestic christmas tree soars to the
ornaments" it's like a magnet for*people to coe to
and we see people all christmas season long taking family pictures in front of it" the decorations of del mills - compliment a classic colltion of toys from your child-hooda traditional slvak christmas tree with incredible intricately woven wheat hangings -and a wall of glittering - glass blown - hand painted ornaments from the czech republic.stefanie cone sasa it's a mix of beauty - and old world." there are ornaments that look like ginger break cakes because that's very traditional way to decorate in the czech and slovak republics with fruit .. nuts .. cookies ....straw ornaments .. very home made and down to earth. " " buzzzzzzzzz "but the stars of the show can be found in window - wonder-land on 16th avenue.if they look familiar - you're probably north of forty." these guys were in
killians department store. " santa and mrmr claus s d the elves made toys in killians window for decades - and by the time they came to the museum - they were feeling their age." you don't look up elf motor on the internet " engineer - elf f grant smith - and his crew - brought them back to life - made parts - borrowed parts - to create what he calls six million dollar man elves - that passers by - love. grant smith - czech and slovak museum - " look it's the guy sawing the board and it's santa claus checking his list and so on .. it's just how they remember it and that's really how we want to ep it. " just part of a holiday feeling - unique to the czech village." it seems like christmas used to be when some of us were children or younger - it's not the same as the glitzy mall kind of christmas - it is more nostalgic feeling to me." celebrating christmas in the
just ahead on the fox 28 news at nine. nine.before santa makes his big journey, thousands of iowans will make their own. what leaders want you to remember so that your final destination doesn't turn into a trip to the hospital hospitaland a new source for a life-saving donation.the major rule change that could provide a boost to the nation's blood supply -- when the fox 28 news at nine continues.
after a 32-year ban, gay men in the united states can now donate blood. blood.that ban first went into effect at the height of the aids scare in the early 80's. 80's.and that tops tonight's to your health report. port.after r ars of lobbying, the food and drug administration formally lifted that ban.but there are still restctions.gay men still cannot give blood if they've had sexual contact with another man in the past 12 months.despite making the change today, it could take months for blood banks to update their policies and procedures the holidays are upon us, but at's not an excxce to veve from your diet.with a little thought and preparation, you can eat the treats you want without breaking your health habits. habits.it's all about balance. so how can you make that happen.dieticians say one way is to prepare lighter meals in between the family gatherings. "you want to focus on foods that are naturally low in fat and high in fiber like vegetables, whole grains and beans." beans."another tip totocut down on calories...refill your
cocktails. a popular prescription sleep aid could have another, significant use. use.researchers at stanford found that mice treated with ambien had a better recovery from stroke.doctors found that very low doses of the sleep aid enhanced nerve cell signaling.the study's authors say more tests are needed before they try the same method on humans. an extra special holiday season for hawkeye fans. fans.next on the fox 28 news at nine, what you need to know you're following up christmas with a trip to the rose bowl. bowl.and later, a trip to the top of newest tower that will reshape the cedar rapi skyline -when the fox 28
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imimrtant with millions hitting the highways this holiday week. more than 300 people have died in traffic crashes here in iowa so far this year. year.it's a number that safety officials don't want to see go any higher over the holidays. fox 28 news reporter mellaney moore hit the road today to talk to those pushing this important message. message. they're definitely getting busieriowans are taking to the roadadfor lala minute gifts or going to see family this time of year.the iowa state patrol says traffic can double and even triple certain times of the day.there will be people traveling all this week. i already see a spike in cars. conrad advises drivers to make sure their car is ready to travel.have everything you need just in case you were to get stranded on your way to see family.let th know when you are going to leave and when you're going to arrive, then they haveven idea.conrad says if you leave late, understand you're going to be late. he says don't try to make up for the time by speeding.the iowa dot says speeding along with distracted driving and not wearing a
to traffic related deaths.one of the goals of those message mondays with the fatality count on iis to do just what happens to you, it kind of reminds you that thehenumbers are going upupmaybe you start to wonder about what can i do to help make my own drive safer?state road officials ask drivers to please be careful and responsible on the roads..... make sure you can celebrate the holidays with your family and make it home fely.when you are out there and everything is going great and you've had the best day of your life, it can change in a fraction of a second if you're not paying attention, if you're not prepared.conrad says the worst part of his job is giving a death notification. having to look at them and tell them their loved one is never comg home again is by far the worst thing.the dot says so far the numbers are a bit lower than last year and they are doing everything they can to improve safety.they say they want your help in having zero fatalities.covering the corridor in cedar rapids, mellaney moore fox 28 news.
include a trip back in time at the pump. pump.gas buddy dot com reports prices fell another nickel last week across iowa t tan average of 1-95 a gallon. that's more than 30-cents a gallon lower than this time last year.with no significant changes in the oil market seen in the near future, experts n't see a a dden spike coming anytime soon. driving on interstate 3-80 through downtown cedar rapids - you've likely no structural beam was hoisted into place at t t brand new c-r-s-t center, officially "topping out" the new eleven storey, 37-million dollar project.construction workers even strapped a go-pro camera onto the beam to capture the event.those volved with the project took a moment to sign the beam - forever adding their names to the project. "one of the more fun things we can do as builders is occasionally look k these interim steps.s.the interim step here is to essentially to put the last piece of steel beam in place. it's a chance
sign off on a successful start to our project." project."the building is expepeed to be complete byby this summer. we are just about as far away as we can get from summer right now. now.tomorrow is the first full day of winter without any snow already on the ground.will our mild pattern continue into christmas? christmas?justin roberts is in tonight for chief meteorologist
dining halls.it's in response to concerns over fires that have been erupting from the devices batteries. the eastern iowa airport is staying busy - but it's not just for holiday travel. travel.there's a lot of work and plans for some early fun going on to get everybody excited to see the hawkeyes take on the stanford cardinals. fox 28 news reporter steffi lee shows us what they're doing to make sure your travels go smoothly. smoothly. the eastern iowa airport is reminding people to come at least two hours earlier because thehere preparing for at least three thousand charter passengers to go see the grand daddy of them all. all.after more than twenty years... years...it's excitingthe time is here. here.and it's a rose bowl celebration at the eastern iowa airport - with staff hustling to prepare for thirteen charter flights venturininwest next uesd morning. morning. "the typical mistake for most people is - they push the time, right? you leave the
traffic snarl."the earliest flight leaves at 5 a.m. and the latest at 8:30 p.m. - with one more charter flight leaving next wednesday. wednesday."go into the west end of the building, some of the areas under construction right now, we'll be opening up" passengers can expe two tsa lines, and even overflow parking.city of pasadena officials also hope you'll leave certain things at home for safety.(gfx) that includes - no drones, selfie sticks, or umbrellas near the rose parade or stadium.but the fun begins for all even before flights touch down in sunny pasadena. pasadena."we're going to be rolling out a turf field that's all going to be painted up and look like a hawkeye football field."and you won't have to be afraid of going hungry in the sky. sky."our restaurant and our bar area - we'll have additional offerings"because the eastetn iowa airport knows it's aboututpreparing for the hawkeyesnatto dominate the stanford cardinals cardinals"at the end, hey it's a celeation of a great season."
airport says the last time they've prepared for this much traffic to come through was in 2002-2003 when the hawkeyes were headed to the orange bowl. covering the corridor in cr, steffi lee, fox 28 news. fox 28 news will have complete coverage of the big game.be sure to tune in all next week for special reports from zach hanley and kevin barry.and don't miss our 30-minute special which will air new year's eve at 6:30 on our sister station, cbs 2.and new year's day at 7:30 a-m right here on fox 28. and coming up in sports marcus paige -- injured again -- what happened to e marion native and how serious is it plus -- why nicholas baer isn't your average bear -- for the hawkeyes -- the honor the freshman took home from the
november 30th -- it's been an up and down road trip for ben jacobson and the panthers -- uni started it with a loss, then won -- then lost -- and then beat the 5th ranked team in the nation in what was bascially a home game for iowa state now the panthers travel to hawaii for the diamondhead classic -- where they'll play three games in three days -- and thankso saturday's win in des moines -- u-n-i will be ready for anototr road vironment. "i think that's good for this team that we took a step forward and it's certainly going to help us as we go to hawaii... the plan ride is shorter right? but more importantly just playing better in a road environment from an atomosphre standpoint than we did against the last
faced."jor part of the panthers win saturday at the big 4 classic -- wes wasphun -- the senior guard dropped in a career high 28 points -- dished out a career high 11 assists -- grabbed 7 rebounds, and had 2 steals -- he was by far the best player on thth court -- and for that, the former washington warrior was named the valley's player of the week -- for the second time this seaosn. speaking of honors -- the big 10 named nicholas baer the conference's fresesan of the week -- and for gogo reason -- with jarrod uthoff in foul trouble, baer came off the bench and propelled iowa to a win over drake -- the bettendorf native finished with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 blocks in a career high h 30 minutes -- proving he's not your average bear... "you say to play in the big 10 i have to be big anstrong, but you have to have game. and what he's got is he's got a me. he can play in and out, he can play fast, he can play half court, i mean that's a guy that knows how to play... that's a winning play. you know obviously weare going to
at somomoint, okay, i think that's safe to say." it's also safe to say that there's no need to hit the panic button in ames -- y the cyclones lost, but it's their first loss of the
season -- the good news for the clones -- they don't have time to think about it -- because they're back on the court tuesday -- for their first true road game of the season -- against cinnnati team who's no push over -- so moving forward, the for steve prohm is pretty simple "we have to get iowa state better and so... because it's always about the next game. you know we'll go there and play a very good team, it's going to be a hostile environment, but that's good for us because we haven't played a true road game y. we've played a lot of ntral games, home games, but it's good for us to get on the road and test our characteteas we go into big 12 play." play."the cyclones dropped in both polls with the loss to u-n-i -- iowa state fell 6 spots to sit11th in the latest a-p poll and 7 spots in the
iowa and iowa are recieving votes in both polls. marcus paige and north carolina hosting appalachian statethe marion native is known for his scoring -- b he can play d too - check ouou paige climbing the latter for the block -- but as he lands -- he injuries his ankle paige would leave the game for a while -- but he'd come backn and do this -- a quite night for the preseason all-american -- just 9 points in 17 minutes due to the ankle -- that the team is calling jammed -- carolina won by 24. sikce their season opening loss to waukeke the kennedy girls basketball team has being rolling -- the cougars haven't loss in nearly a month -- tonight's their final game before holiday and the am s beliving belivingkennedy hosting fairfield -- now if you look closely the cougugs have christmas socks on -- and tony vis is doning a christmas tie carly langhurst with the miseltoe moonball -- she knocks the triple down -- kennedy jumped out ta 9 nothing leadand they were in the spirit of giving as well - - linden runels -- running
pass -- layla sellers banks it home for two of her 13 points then later in the quarter -- sydney hayden dials s long distance and connects -- she had a game high 18 kennedy crusies -- 77 to 34 the final. and still to come on fox 28 david johnson -- was running wild on sunday -- while the cardinals don't look at the former panther as a rookie anymore -- more sports after
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cardinals and ran his team to a division title while running over the eagles defense on a career night for the former panther johnson rushed for a career high 187 yards - -on a career high 29 carries -- scoring a career high 3 touchdowns -- he also had 4 catches for 42 yards -- while breaking the cardinals rookie touchdown record -- not bad from a kid from clinton iowa who wasn't really recruited in high school. "it feels good, it definately feels amazing, just can't get complacent, always have to learn. i know i missed a couple holes and i knkn i had a couple mental errors so i have to continue to get better." better.""he's a very mature young guy and we don't even concider him a rookie anymore. a very talented young man and new that he was going to have a breakout game." another week and another honor for deiondre hall -- the panther defensive back was named to the american football coaches association n s all- american team -- hall led the missouri valley with 6
82 tackles -- he was named the conference's defensive player of the year, all-m-v-f-c first teamer, and on bototcollege sports madness and stats f-c-s all american first teams. and matt campbell was back at it again -- the head cyclone added another big recruit to his roster -- in zeb noland -- the 6'3"3" hundred 30 pound quarterback chose iowa state over alabama, colorado state, and toledo -- noland is tabbed as a 3 star recruit out of georgia -- as a senior he threw for over 16 undred yards and 17 touchdowns. that's a check of sports --
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tonight, star wars is still a force to b breckonededwith..and now they have the money to prove it.the 7th installment of the franchise is shattering every box office record in its path.this weekend, it became the first movie to take in more than 10000million in one day.total revenue in north america topped 247-million. worldwide, it's already passed the half-billion llar mark, despite not opening in china
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