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the two iowa men accused of threatening a pokemon event in boston have been arraigned in superior court. court.kevin norton and james stumbo appeared in court earlier today.prosecutors say the men threatened the event over social media in august. when they tried to register for the event - police found them with a shotgun, a rifle, and hundreds of rounds of
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stumbo pleaded not guilty. their lawyers argue they had no intention of committing any violence. a man convicted of shooting a dubuque police officer in 2009 will be in court this afternoon. afternoon.eddie chest is being sentenced for the third time. chest was given two consecutive 25-year sentences in 20-11 for attempted murder and robbery convictions.he appealed, saying prosecutors breached a plea agreement - but a judge upheld the sentence.the court of appeals agreed with chest - leading to today's third sentencing. an explosion with farm equipment happened in rural dubuque county... county...multiple fire departments were called to the happened late last night on north cascade road. when fire crews got there- they found a combine, tractor and grain cart in flames.all the equipment is now a total loss, with damages totaling about 750-thousand dollars. employees in cedar rapids are on strike today.they join
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thousands of fast food workers across the country who are demanding higher wages. wages.look at this! this is a live look right now outside the first ave wendy's in cedar rapids.the workers want the federal minimum wage to be raised to 15-dollars an hour. many fast food workers call what they're paid now a "starvation wage."workers in iowa city and waterloo are also taking part in the strike. the strikes are also being used as a rally to raise support for presidential candidates in favor of boosting the minimum wage. at the iowa capitol... capitol...governor branstad says he won't delay privatizing iowa's medicaid program. program.democratic lawyers wanted the state to push back penalites for providers that don't come to terms with private health companies by january first.the plan to privatize coverage has come under scrutiny recently. branstad says the program will improve health care in iowa. if you'd like to know more about medicaid's privatization there's a session you can attend this one-30 - iowa senate democrats are opening up a listening
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session by phone.people will be able to learn about how the conversion will affect them and their health care provider. if you would like to take part - you can call the number on your screen, but you have to enter the pin.we have both numbers posted to our website - cbs 2 iowa dot com. today students are getting shots to protect against mumps. mumps.until seven tonight - university of iowa students under 25 can get the m-m-r vaccine for free.the shots are available at the iowa memorial union.the mumps have been a problem at the u-i this fall. more than 100 cases have been reported on campus in the last few months. a new clinic is having their ribbon cutting today!mercy is opening a telehealth clinic at the hy-vee store on edgewood road's the first clinic of its kind to offer on-site, diagnostic telehealth services.mercy officials tells fox 28 news it's in response to the demand for convenient healthcare services.the clinic will start seeing patients in a week. the hawkeye football team will learn tonight if it's any closer to making the college
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and gold came in at number nine when the first playoff rankings were released last week.but three teams that were ahead of them lost this past saturday.the new playoff standings will be annoucned on e-s-p-n at six tonight.iowa plays at kinnick saturday night against minnesota. cbs 2 is giving you a chance to go to the big ten championship game in indianapolis.we're giving away two tickets to the game plus a one-hundred dollar gas card and hotel can enter our grid-iron get-away contest on our facebook page - kgan cbs 2 - or our website - cbs 2 iowa dot com.entries are due by november 29-th.we will announce the winner the next day. when the hawkeyes take the field on saturday, they will be joined by eight-year-old drake from marshalltown. drake is this week's hawkeye kid captain.when he was just a day old - his mother discovered he wasn't eating. doctors would diagnosed him with a condition that affects his colon.drake would have eight surgeries to correct the condition before he was brought to the university of
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iowa hospitals where he's been getting treatment ever since. today - drake planning for a big future - including this week's hawkeye game. coming up on the cbs 2 news at noon, why a woman walked exactly 59 blocks today., the cedar rapids library is here with the best books out for kids right now. now.
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my plan, the new college compact, says you should not have to borrow money to pay tuition if you go to a public college or university. and you ought to be able to refinance student debt. and i don't believe the federal government should be making a profit off of lending to young people who are borrowing to be able to get their education. we have got to make college affordable. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. if you think there's no solution to the climate crisis, think again.
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in iowa, wind energy is already producing enough power for over a million homes, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and supporting six thousand jobs. i'm tom steyer. with bold leadership and an endless supply of wind and sun, we can do that across america. the goal is 50% clean energy by 2030. so, what are we waiting for? in cedar rapids this morning - a woman went walking to raise awareness for carcinoid cancer. wearing flip-flops, karla hoffman traveled 59-blocks - in honor of her husband rick who died from the disease at age 59.karla walked from third avenue south-east to saint
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luke's hospital, handing out pamphlets along the way. "we're not asking for money, just get knowledge and let's talk about it. sometimes conversation can do more than money." money."carcinoid cancer is very rare and oftens get mis- diagnosed with other illnesses. if you noticed the zebra stripes karla was wearing - zebra stripes represent carcinoid cancer because of how rare it is and how doctors are taught to detect it. justin checks in now with your cbs 2 'weather first' forecast. main weather- your planner shows what's ahead for the next hoursa&- now a live look outside courtesy of our
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morninga& still ahead on the cbs 2 news at noon, where the russian and egyptian government is looking now for clues of what happenend to the plane that
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exploded. there's been more stabbing attacks in israel. israel.israeli police say two young palestinian boys attacked a security gaurd on jerusalem's east of the boys was wounded in a police shooting.the other boy was arrested.right now - the security guard is being treated at a hospital.a second attack took place in jerusalem's old city.police say a palestinian man was shot when he lunged at a guard. that attacker is also in the hospital. the investigation into the russian plane crash in egypt is turning to the airport where the plane took off. off.investigators are looking into staff and anyone who may
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have had access to the passenger jet before it took off.both the russian and egyptian government are not certain a bomb took down the airplane, a theory the u.s. and u.k. says evidence supports.224 people died when the jet fell from the sky nearly two weeks ago. football practice will resume today at the university of missouri. missouri.on monday - the school's president and chancellor annoucned their resignations amid mass protests in columbia.the protests were centered on racial problems on the u-of-m campus, and a lack of response by school leaders..for months students had demanded change, including football players who said they weren't going to play until that student also went on a hunger strike.this is what he had to say on monday. "it should not have taken this much. it is disgusting and vile that we find ourselves in the place that we do." do."an interim president will be named soon, the schools governing board will also appoint an officer to oversee diversity and equality..
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the next republican presidential debate is tonight! tonight!this debate is being held in milwaukee. milwaukee.only the top eight candidates will take part in the main debate.that means chris chrisitie and mike huckabee will be in the earlier session.tonight's debate starts at six and can be seen on the fox business network who is co-hosting along with the wall street journal. president obama's executive actions on immigration have been blocked, at least for now. a federal appeals court upheld a lower court's ruling blocking those orders.under them - an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants would be protected from deportation.26 states filed a complaint over the actions, saying the orders were an overreach of executive power.the justice department will ask the supreme court to hear that lawsuit. coming up on the cbs 2 news at noon, a program in waterloo is helping improve breastfeeding
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the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over a million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs,
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fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in.
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cbs 2 news told you last week a recent study from the c-d-c that says nearly half of u-s mom's gain too much weight during pregnancy.the march of dimes also gave the state of iowa a "c" grade when it comes to premature birth. i spoke with a group in waterloo called "centering pregnancy" who is seeing improvement in these areas. areas. a new baby gets oo's and ahs from every direction, (nat pop of people talking to the baby or oogling over the baby) but before the oogling comes lots of hard work and preparation from mom.morgan schmitt: this is alexander curtis, he sleeps a lot and a pretty happy guy. with a cry and a head full of hair, alexander curtis came into the world in october at 6 pounds 12 point 6 ounces. (show morgan oogling over him) he's morgan's first baby so you can imagine how many questions she had. being part of a group in waterloo called centering pregnancy was a huge help to her. amy wright: centering pregnancy is a model of health care that's really coming into the u-s with some force. along with going to their scheduled checkups, expectant mothers also attend
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an educational group. it's the same number of appointments they have with the one on one but instead in a setting where the women all come together and share their experiences together.i think for a first time it was really good. it just made me feel more comfortable with what i was going through.the women hear from several experts like dieticians and lactation consultants. and they hold each other accountable with taking care of their bodies. during each meeting they take their weight and blood pressure.a lot of times they'll be like i just gained 10 pounds another participant next to them will be like girl what are you doing?the health center has even found some interesting stats showing how centering improves birth weight and breastfeeding rates. the key outcomes that we have been seeing is black hawk county historically has the average low birthrate rating within babies that are born here in the county. so we are finding the average weight for babies is about half a pound more for those that are in centering than participants that aren't in centering.and
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the program end up breastfeeding their babies as opposed to 40 percent who just go to the clinic. we talk a lot about meeting our nutritional needs in group. we also provide them with healthy snacks to demonstrate. : it made me more comfortable in this crazy pregnancy thing i was going through.this particualr group was diverse. they are each in different stages of life and different ages. morgan said the group was intimate and she knows they all felt comfortable asking questions together. i thought it was really neat to hear what they were going through and how they're preparing and different things they had come up with that i hadn't thought of. they came they laugh they giggle they cry they grow together they watch eachother grow together and it forms things they'll never forget.:10 it was fun coming i always looked forward to it. leaders of centering pregnancy hope to see more of these groups pop up around iowa. iowa.if you'd like more information visit this story
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on our website - cbs 2 iowa dot com. justin has your weather to go next...but first here's a look at today's markets.
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it took alexis 4 years to earn her college degree.but it will take her 25 years to pay off her student loans. join the fight to make college affordable. join the fight for alexis.
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a cool cloud formation over south africa had folks around the globe buzzing.a woman took this image in cape town and described the clouds as being "u-f-o like".these is actually a weather phenomenon called "lenticular clouds".they form when air along the surface of the earth reaches something like a mountain or valley.but temperatures and air moisture
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that does it for us here on the cbs 2 news at noon.our next newscast is this afternoon live at five.and you can see us right back here
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>> nicole: what is this? >> maya: it is a healthy breakfast. >> nicole: we don't even know if i'm pregnant yet. >> maya: just the fact that you could be. >> nicole: we did it. >> maya: [ chuckles ] >> nicole: your baby could be growing inside of me right now. >> rick: you'll never know just how grateful we are. >> nicole: oh, i-i do. you're always telling me that i'm doing such a wonderful thing for you. but to help you have a child is -- is huge for me, too. i am so honored to carry your baby.
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>> maya: well, i have the
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