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fox 28 news -- finding purpose in a senseless act. act."i refuse to believe her - her death would be in vain the effort to change the punishment for those that harm the defenseless. defenseless.plus, honoring doctor king in a variety of ways.from art work, to real work.a tour of all the ways eastern iowans remembered the man and his mission. mission.a warning tonight about one item on a lot of prom checklists.what you need to know before your teen hits the tanning bed. bed.and kicking the traditional winter habits."we sort of hibernate, we are antisocial." how one community isn't waiting until spring to
fox 28 news begins tonight with an effort to make sure people convicted of deadly crimes pay a heavier price. those who harm a child, causing their death, are often sentenced to long prison terms. terms.that doesn't mean they always serve the time a judge or jury orders them to serve. fox 28 news reporter steffi lee explains what some are doing about that thatin this fox 28 news follow up. up. "i refuse to believe her - her death would be in vain - jeri king says not a day goes by where she doesn't remember her granddaughter - kamryn schlitter. schlitter. "our little kamryn is gone - at the hands of someone else."battered and bruised - the 18-month-old died from head injuries in 2010. 2010.after weeks of emotional testimonies - a jury convicted her father zyriah and his ex- girlfriend amy parmer for involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment resulting in death.under iowa law - both face fifty years in prison.
short of a first degree murder conviction in the state of iowa - everybody gets out of jail at some point in time."so every year - jeri's family relives their nightmare after receiving this envelope from the iowa board of parole. parole. "our heart skips a beat and we hold our breath until we open it up and see the word deny in there,.:state representatives ken rizer and dave dawson say that's an injustice.. . "i was kind of surprised to find out that here in the state of iowa - if a child is killed by shaking or that the person convicted would be eligible for parole immediately."they're filing a bipartisan bill - requiring anyone convicted of this felony to serve at least thirty five of the fifty years before the chance of walking free. free. "to me a prison sentence has lost its value and reason when it becomes more about an incentive to be good while you're in prison than it does punishment or rehabilitation." jeri says nothing will ever
but not having to worry - gives them some closure. closure. "peace of heart. for future families that will have to face this unfortunately." ctc in cedar rapids, steffi lee, fox 28 news. representatives rizer and dawson hope after filing this bill - it will reach a subcommittee - then eventually make its way to governor terry branstad's desk. after breaking free from a weekend below zero, we are now heading back into native territory tonight. tonight.?will things warm up tomorrow? tomorrow?chief meteorologist terry swails is here now with a peek at your weather first
terry thanks.if you're not a fan of the cold you're probably counting the days to spring. spring.it's that kind of mentality one corridor community is counting on.fox 28 news reporter dora miller is braving the cold tonight. tonight.she joins us live right now from the fox 28 weather patio to explain, dora?
that don't even include the wind chill - who would want to be outside?so north liberty is trying to lessen that blow by mother nature by using the cold to their advantage. advantage. it's time to change the way we react to winter. winter. "we iowans are not very good at winter, we sort of hibernate, we are antisocial." so north liberty has some tricks up its sleeve...taking one day out of the unbearable temperatures to soak up some fun. fun. "we needed to find a way to strengthen our community." the first saturday in february will be filled with scavenger hunts, 5-ks, kickball -- and "you got an enormous sized tire with a big footprint."fat tire bike rides...provided by sugar bottom bikes. bikes. "the city getting behind the people and the people getting behind the city, it all kind of works together."everything was set in motion by one complaint... complaint... "folks in minnesota and northern places get out and embrace the cold and people in the south don't have winter the way we do and we're sort of stuck in the
netflix." "just a little bit warmer it'll feel like 80 degrees to everybody."when it comes time to come in and thaw out, a beach party awaits at red's... red's... "we really want people to focus on not necessarily the coldness outside, but embracing the fact that we're doing something different."since this will be the first year for the event, spirits are high - -but organizers want to be realistic. realistic. "we're excited to have a big turnout, we're challenging people to come out but honestly we wanted to start small and do it really well." some outdoor events will be free...and some -- like kickball -- will cost money. the afterparty at red's costs 50 bucks per person but that means all you can eat and drink.this all happens on february 6-th.we have a link on our website for more information.covering the corridor in cedar rapids, dora miller fox 28 news. dora thanks.new tonight - a police officer is recovering in a hospital while the man accused in the violent attack remains behind bars. bars.police say the officer -
released - was responding to a domestic distubance call at a laundromat sunday afternoon when he was hit and knocked unconscious. unconscious.right now, 33- year-old nathan brocks is in the linn county jail on a number of charges.the officer's injuries are described as serious. at the capitol in des moines tonight tonightthere are new doubts that governor branstad's new anti-bullying office will get the funding it needs. needs.the governor unveiled his budget plans for the coming year last week, but there was no money earmarked for the center for violence prevention. the office, which is located at the university of northern iowa, is tasked with tackling anti-bullying efforts.they wanted a quarter-of-a-million dollars to get that work done. the governor's office says that money wiill come from the 8- million set aside for the board of regents. but, the regents asked for more than twice that amount, separate from the bullying office. local educators tonight are concerned about a new report showing iowa ranked near the bottom of all states when it
progress.fox 28 news first told you last week about the study by wallethub.tonight, fox 28 news reporter mellaney moore spoke with teachers teachersin iowa city, who are hoping *their kids can make a difference. difference. the study looked at the states that have achieved the most racial progress....but iowa ranked at 47.when willowwind elementary teachers asked their kids how they wanted to help for the martin luther king junior day of service, the kids said, dance marathon, where 100 percent of the profits go to kids with cancer. every monday for months, students met in their "a-thon" groups: treat-a-thon, game-a- thon,art-a-thon and read- a-thon to strategize how they could help.coming up with getting into groups and deciding on how to earn that money by selling baked goods, by creating crafts that they could sell and it has just kind of grown into this really cool project.monday the students took shifts in the different groups to help prepare for their own dance marathon.in this room we are having the art a thon. they are making cards and origami
children at the children's hospitalteachers say they want to show the kids that giving feels good and giving to people who have less or are different than they are will broaden their perspective on life.we certainly do talk about race in the classroom as a part of discussing equity issues across the board, so we discuss sexism, racism, economic diversitythe school's curriculum coordinator says hearing iowa is ranked 47th for racial progress tells her the state has a long way to go.part of willowwind's mission is to accept and recognize all cultures and all diversities and take those differences and allow them to be celebrated.this m-l-k day of servicea&helping others and recognizing differencesa& certainly has been celebrated. they've worked so hard on their own personal idea of what giving back means and putting that into action. students here at willowwind
$3,098.55and they'll be giving that to the university of iowa's dance marathon organization next week. covering the corridor in iowa city, mellaney moore, fox28 news. today, many people across iowa gathered to remember the life of doctor martin luther king junior. junior.the civil rights icon was honored at a number of events here in the corridor. corridor.we begin now in cedar rapids. rapids.coe college today hosted speeches, music and community service activities. this year's theme at coe was "a day on, not a day off." organizers say despite all the progress accomplished since doctor king's time, there is still a long way to go. you look at the events that unraveled in ferguson, you look at what happened n baltimore, you look at what happened in texas and on college campuses all around the country, a lot of the same fights and struggles that we were dealing with in the 50's and 60's in the civil rights movement are manifesting themselves right now nowafter today's events, members of the coe community
and the ronald mcdonald house this holiday is a time to reflect on race and civil rights.tonight at mount mercy university, a panel focused directly on doctor king's historic speech more than a half century ago.as fox 28 news reporter matt hammill discovered, not everyone is celebrating progress. progress. " most remember kennedy's ask not what your country can do for you.. many remember reagan's mr gorbechev tear down this wall .. but everyone remembers the 4 words uttered in 1963 " " - " i have a dream . "the landmark speech - was held up as a yard stick at mount mercy - where students and speakers - measured how far we've come. come." it's still going on .. descrimination based on race. " mauricio diaz - a mexican immigrant - says while there's progress 52 years after doctor king's message - some still can't face the truth. truth." talking about
although you might not feel like you're a racist it's still there. " lashanta boyce sees it every day as a prison counselor.she says a larger percentage of minorities are behind bars in iowa - than in any other state.in the words of doctor king - she says - blacks are in exile in their own land. land." it's no longer drinking out of the same water fountain, but we're looking at prisons and jails and things like that and our african american people are present there and largely present there. " the panel says despite recent events in ferguson and chicago - - and a presidential election that's inflamed tensions - they are hopeful. " good is difficult to see, but it happens every day, and when we take time to see the goodness we're encouraged to do more." " you have to be the change you want to see. "matt hammill - fox 28 news. we have much more on m-l-k day
nine.including an option for kids who got a day off from school but still wanted to do something constructive on such a cold day.also... also...but he was fundamentally committed to love and fundamentally committed to non violence violencea local artist using his talents to pay tribute to the man behind the holiday, when the fox 28 news at nine
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people around the corridor are reflecting on doctor martin luther king junior's legacy and his service to others. others.many chose to honor his work by doing some work of their own. own.one of the biggest gatherings was at the learning extensions camp in cedar rapids.this event happens a number of times each year.it's meant to give students constructive activities when there's no school.turnout was larger than usual since most schools in the area were closed for the holiday. organizers say the impact of events like this go beyond just a few hours. "we've really seen some connections happen with students from different schools which is what i love about it. they're making friends that they probably wouldn't have ever met." met."today's camp was the seventh of the school year, and there are more planned. in iowa city today... today...many turned out to mark the martin luther king junior holiday at 'the spot' on crosspark avenue.besides community projects, today's event included an awards
youth.around a dozen organizations were also recognized for their contributions to the community. the cedar rapids downtown rotary is honoring area high school seniors for their service to the community. community.each nominee was chosen by their school's principal.the students received a plaque and one hundred dollars to donate to a non profit of their choice. kansas city mayor sly james came in town for the ceremony - and has this advice for students. "there's only one bit of advice that i have for any student and that is never allow yourself to be underestimated and never allow yourself to fall behind because you're not working hard. so stay on top of your game and insist on getting the best out of your selves so that you can be happy. " "mayors of philadelphia and atlanta also attended today's event. a local artist is memorializing the civil rights leader through his talents.fox 28 news reporter stephanie johnson spoke with the cedar rapids native
iowa. sot: 02;19;25 i know words like fundamentalists or radical have negative connotations in today's world but he was fundamentally committed to love and fundamentally committed to non violence-- this entire week, the university of iowa will celebrate martin luther king junior's legacy. sam watkins is the artist behind these posters.sot: 02;17;42 my boss erin fitzgerald who's the creative coordinator here she turned me on and said well you've been so many paintings the design and stuff we could like little exhibit and of course that was right up my alley.for a month watkins completed two paintings a day while listening to dr. king's speeches.sot: 02;18;32 creating the art was just like it was just me there was no pre plans or anything it was just me for for these first portraits. i was just looking at his images, listening to his words and just responding watkins has been responding to king's influence since he was young.sot: 02;22;52 his impact
i remember in the fourth grade we had to write this little response about martin luther king jr. and my teacher ended up reading mine's to the class cause it ended being ten pages now he hopes his art will leave a mark on someone's life just like king's speeches left a mark on his.sot: 02;20;11 a lot of the teachings that dr. king instilled they haven't thoroughly inculcated in today's society. (02:20:33) young people to even older people i'm hoping that that with art i can do that visually. stephanie johnson reporting. you can see watkins' work all month at the iowa memorial union, including a live
there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make
them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it.
it might be hard to think about on a day like today, but spring is right around the corner and that means prom season. season.there is a lot about prom night that can make parents worry.but there' is also one troublesome tradition you might not consider.fox 28 news anchor kelly d'ambrosio explains explainsin tonight's to your health report. report. prom is a memorable experience that most every teenager looks forward to.and out of all the preparation for the big dance, you might never realize it could come with a side of skin
hall-perrine cancer center knows teens want to look their best for prom and that includes looking tan.they put on an event recentntly to ucate them on the dangers of tanning beds and give them some healthy alternatives.i think it boosts self confidence and makes you like not wear as much makeup because you're already tan but after today it kinda like i dont know if its worth it anymore.i've never gone bed tanning but i've gotten a spray tan. it makes you look prettier. it covers up some flaws and things makes you feel like older.dr. vincent reid says the effects of tanning aren't seen right away, but develop over time. for example, tanning before the age of 35 increases the risk of melanoma by 59 percent. he also told me tanning beds have been classifed by the world health organization as carcinogenic to humans just like they've classified exposure to asbetos and smoking.its not as obvious or
out of public eye (butt toto but ititno less carcinogenic than smoking.krista barness says she used to tan frequently as a teenager. she was diagnosed with skin cancer when she was 31.krista: what you do today will affect you the reststof your life.let's be real here, teens aren't the only ones who think being tan is beautiful. adults go tanning too. since it doesn't seem to be out of fashion yet, instead of going to a tanning bed, try a safer option like tanning tions or getting a spray tan. in cedar rapids, kelly d'ambrosio cbs2 news. fox28 news. it's the same old jo's but with a whole new look. look.next on the fox 28 news nine, we'll take you inside the new look for an iowa city grocery store. store.and does the 'first in the nation' status mean the iowa caucuses remain relevant? a closer look -- when the fox
fixture in iowa city is back open now after a massive face lift. in this day and age, it's hard to find many grocery options beyond the hyvees and fareways of the world. world.one unique option in iowa city has managed to buck that trend. trend.and today, john's grocery threw open the doors their big modeling.the store hadn't been touched up in it's entire six decade-long history.now, they've moved things around a bit to expand their inventory.they also made the entire basement into a temperature-controlled cellar. "the feedback from our customers has just been amazing, they're going 'wait a minute, is this john's? but then, it feels right and a lot of the stuff is kind of in the me space' but it just feels completely different and it's a lot more open and it's not quite as claustrophobic as it used to be ." ."john's will hold an official grand re-opening thursday afternoon at four.r. safe to say most of you are tired of our deeply discounted temperatures. when will we rise out of the deep freeze?
process.?but could that change? fox 28 news anchor, and host of iowa in focus, kevin barry.... barry....kicks off tonight's vote 2016 coverage. coverage. iowans say
they've earned their first in the nation status by putting candidates through questioning that no one else could.but some say it still isn't exactly clear what the iowa process actually shows the rest of the nation. it's representative in some ways, its a purple state so both republicans and democrats are competative here so that's a huge advantage. it's becoming more diverse but it's definitely less diverse than the rest of the nation and that may be a problem.and in a 2016 race that's already seen protests from groups like black lives matter -- the relative lack of racial diversity in most crowds for both parties stands out.but iowa democratic party chair dr. andy mcguire says the questions that iowans put their candidates through is unlike any other state in the
action. you dont have to have money you dont' have to have name id, you can drive all over iowa, you can meet people face to face, you can talk to them, in this time of citizens united, 's not about soundbites here it's about meting people e face to face, shaking their hand and talking to them. anyone can go up in the polls.this is a point where as the republican chair, which is a partisan position where the democratic chair and are absolutely arm and arm. we trust each other to keep this but coe college political science professor bruce nesmith says sometimes candidates can almost trick the system -- and be successful -- but *only in iowa..it depends on how prepared the candidate is to go national, the last couple of caucus winners were not prepared to go national and so it didn't help them that much. rick santorum won in 2012 and mike huckabee took iowa in
the republican nomination.all this week -- we're talking about topics related to our town hall this coming thursday. tomorrow -- we'll talk about what iowa stands to lose -- if they lose their first in the nation status.kevin bay, fox 28 news. before you caucus next momoh, joins us for a live town hall event. event.your voice, your future - the iowa impact takes place at six o'clock thursday evening at "public space e" in the wesley center - - iowa city. the event is open to the public.you can also watch it right here on fox 28 news or on our website, fox 28 iowa t com. com.our panel will include both the iowa republican and democratic party *chairs, along with other political experts. and tomorrow night, watch "your voice, your future: guns in america."we'll be streaming the town hall on fox 28 iowa dot com starting at 6 p-m. and coming up in sports sportssteve prohm trying to do somemeing fred hoiberg didn't do in ames -- could the new
in ames the temperature felt like 24 below zero --- thatat not warm -- but nothing -- not even freezing
temperatures could stop the cylone - nation from seeing iowa state take on oklahoma and the students got creative -- in order not to freeze to death -- that is an ice fishing shack outside hilton -- they camped out in iowa state -- just 1 and 17 all time against teams ranked
in 1957 -- against kansas and wilt chamberlain -- so steve prohm could do something fred hoiberg, johnny orr, or tim floyd never did oklahoma won the first meeting by 4george niang -- got off to a slow start in this one -- didn't score until after the 10 minute mark in the first half -- but he heated up --
the three ball is part of a 9 nothing run n cyclones led by 6 at the breaksecond half -- it's down to 3 -- niang -- dishes to matt thomas -- and the ice man puts it back up to 6 isu led by as many as 10 -- but the sooners would come all the way back -- dante burford -- beats the shot clock witht the deep three -- o-u goes up 1 but nofor long -- niang -- bang -- bang - bangng- cyclones regain the lead and they lead xx the best team in the big 10 -- right now -- the iowa hawkeyes -- and it's not even close -- the hawks dominated the state of michigan -- blowing out the
wolverines on sunday -- add that to a road win at purdue - - and what do you have? have?the 9th ranked team in the country -- iowa flew up 7 spots in the latest a-p poll and 10 in the coaches -- to sit at the highest ranking in the fran mccaffery era -- but it's january -- and the hawks only care about what
happens in march. the little number next to your name means nothing right now... iall matters what you do in march and througmarch that matters at the end of the season... the nunuers are for e fans... we're just gonna try to continue to compete every night out and try to continue to win games and beat good teams... i think we're gonna keep level heads through this and not pay attention to the rankings... rankings don't matter until the end of the year... i think we'll fight through it and continue to win games... the hawks will definatley do just that if peter jok continues to shoot lits out -- in two games last week -- the iowa guard dropped in 7 threes -- and scored a combined 39 points against michigan and michigan state -- and for that -- jok -- has been named the big 10's player
play -- the des moines native is averaging 15 points and 4 rebounds per game -- and is hearing the praises from his team. "he's got character and he's smart and every time i've challenged him he's cocoback and perforord. that's whohoe is." is." "peter is one of the best players in the big 10. i can't say enough about him. his ability to make shots, his ability to make tough shots and clutch shots down the stretch is uncanny.. that helps me and helps the team both." saturday u-n-i's 14 game me winning streak against the valley was snapped ininn ugug game against loyola but there's no time to dwell on the loss because the shockers are coming to town. the last couple years they've been the toast of the m-v-c -- last season, the two o lit -- t witchita state has won 7 of the last 9 -- and coach jake knows in order to be the best, you have to beat the best -and that stas with the shockers. "sometimes it's good to be playing against the best there
in your league or in wichita's case what they've done in our league and nationally.. sometimes it's best to have to push all our chips towards the middle of the table." table.""we are going to have to come out and have some stuff to us... not just be soft on both ends of the floor.. move the ball, be tough, be locked in and come ready for a dog fight." and still to come on fox 28 28the iowa women back after a much needed day off -- why bluder's bunch was t wiwi being g ay from the game for a day -- after the break. the butterburger is made of just three cuts of fresh midwest beef. nothing more, nothing less. so we got the sirloin,
no fillers; that's it. all prized cuts, all well-marbled for richness and flavor. this is where those three wonderful cuts of beef come together. you can just tell that blend is working in there. and we sear them, and that seals in the juices of the burger. it doesn't get any better than that. and that's the culver's butterburger. welcome to delicious! there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make t tm pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it.
wowon just got done with a brutal stretch -- in a span of 12 days, bluder's bunch played 5 games -- 3 away from carver hawkeye arena -- oh yeah two of their opponents were ranked rankedso you could say before they start preparing for penn state -- they need a day off -- well that day was yesterday and it was a thing of beauty for their tired legs and sore arms. "i think our players really welcomed the opportunity to hve a day with no basketball and just be ab to physically be able to recharge, but t also mentaly." mentaly.""it's been a long stretch and coming off a tough loss it was nice to be able to take a step back and kind of put things in perspective and be around some different people for a while and just you know get your feet up." fred hoiberg, derick rose, and the bulls with an afternoon tip in detroitjimmy butler -- needing votes to get into the all star game -- that should gegehim at ast two -- he beats the buzzer for 2 of his
ames native -- doug mcdermott either -- dougie fresh -- so smooth on the thref ball -- he dropped in 11 1 and the bulls win 111 to 101 that's a check of sports -- terry has a last check of your forecast when the fox 28 news at nine returns. (donkey sound) (elephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and making sense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound) when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talk.
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