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right now, now,one man is in custody, suspected of groping three women today on the university of iowa campus. campus.the university even issued a campus-wide hawk alert to warn people. people.cbs 2 news reporter dora miller is live in iowa city with the latest information.dora? one male, whose name has not been released, was responsible
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happening within the 24 hours. as you mentioned, there were two campus wide hawk alerts sent today -- one regarding the three incidents of groping and the other for man assaulting a woman near the dorms. according to the university of iowa police, the incidents happened around the ui hospital, main library and hospital ramp 4. the suspect was involuntarily committed to the university of iowa hospitals and clinics. the suspect. we won't know what those are until the investigation is complete. tonight, we'll have reaction meanwhile, iowa state university police are investigating the death of one of their students.they say a man was found dead by railroad officials near tracks last night.foul play is not suspected and the identity of the student is not being notified. new tonight at six, six,colder weather on the way means there's now extra concern for the people who are homeless in cedar rapids. rapids.today, local agencies serving the homeless, came together to come up with a winter sheltering plan for emergency overflow beds for
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shelters.in fact 14-agencies have been working together for the past three months to coordinate the plans. "everyone has something to offer even if they can't provide overflow they've got great ideas and other resources." resources."those at today's meeting do, however, say anyone who is intoxicated or high on drugs is not allowed in any shelter anytime a year. dozens of people in cedar rapids joined fast food workers in helping to stage a nation-wide walkout. walkout.among those joining the union-backed fight for 15 campaign in downtown today were volunteers from bernie sanders' presidential campaign. they're fighting for what they're calling a livable wage of 15-dollar an hour and the retaliation. "i feel like a lot of people are tired of not making enough to be able to support their families, to be able to pay off their student loans or their other loans, and to not
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country."organizers launched the one-day worker strike in 270 cities today, their largest demonstration yet. right now, trucking companies say they need 50-thousand drivers- to bring you the goods you need. need.you see them everyday - but the supply isn't balancing the demand. demand.cbs 2 news reporter steffi lee explains the steps companies are taking *today to address the shortage. shortage. when the wheels come to a halt... halt... "anywhere from one week as much to three to six weeks."truck drivers know they still have a long ways to go. go. "the money is good, but the bad part is you're away from your family a lot, so i try to get home as frequently as i can."allen rowell's driven a big rig for years. years. "i'm 68."he's a baby boomer - close to retirement... something north liberty-based heartland express isseeing as they try to balance supply and demand. demand. "the millennium the 25 to 35 age group is not joining
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trucking associations report says by the end of this year - the industry will need nearly 48 thousand drivers. drivers. "a driver that works at it, they can make 50 to 70 thousand dollars a year."to keep the field attractive - heartland express has perks for its employees. employees. "we're looking at different ways of trying to make the job easier - trying to enhance more home time" time""to attract younger talent, training schools are also turning the wheel to make sure younger people can find jobs behind the wheel." wheel.""we teach a four week program that is certified by the professional truck driver institute."kirkwood community college's truck driving program emphasizes job placement. placement. "we have a core group of carriers that recruit here on a regular basis."over the next ten years - the industry will need 890 thousand drivers. drivers. "it's vitally important to the economy of this nation and everything that we do that we keep trucks moving."steffi lee, cbs 2 news. the american trucking
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associations report also says there is a lack of *female truck drivers.so, kirkwood community college says they're exploring a four-week training program for women only. the top 12-republican candidates for president are in milwaukee tonight... tonight...for the fourth presidential debate.since their last show down on c-n-b- c, the candidates are coming together to negotiate with future debate hosts to create the kind of discussion that they say will focus on campaign issues.the debate tonight will move ahead as scheduled, but the ben carson campaign has even floated the unusual idea of debate hosts -- such as yahoo or you-tube. "it's not clear whether you would get that same 14-24 million people watching it but maybe ultimately you will and maybe someday that will replace the broadcast ways or the current cable debate formats but right now, it may be an additional way but not replacing the old way." way."the first debate of the night - the undercard debate - just got underway a few
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minutes ago on the fox business network.in cedar rapids, mediacom says they are making f-b-n available so their customers can watch the debate.they do say channels will most likely need to be re- scanned in order to get the network. local experts say from 2000 to 20-13, deaths from heroin have increased twenty-fold.on thursday more than 200 people will gather at the university of iowa to discuss how to work together to address the problem. problem.cbs 2 news reporter mellaney moore talked with two recovering addicts who say if you're looking for it - heroin isn't hard to find. find. for some the path to addiction starts at a young age. my first experience with about 13 years old. old. first time i had any drug of any kind was alcohol, 12 years old.those young kids the state. state. it just progressed., i grew up in a family where i felt unloved and all that stuff and i was just searching for something. i didn't fit in. i didn't feel right.now
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they're adults in the *same program.... recovering from heroin addiction. addiction. i started out smoking it and snorting it for the first six months and then i started using the needle and i just lost all control.local experts say heroin deaths are increasing across the country and *here in eastern iowa.the concerning trend is prompting the conversation between law enforcement, the court system, health system and treatment programs. programs. if we begin to talk about what are the needs, how do we begin to make some modifications in assisting with detox, so that they have a fighting chance at getting clean and and learning the tools to do that longterm, i think it's amazing.she wants to finish college and work with children. children. i'm so passionate about kids and any way that i can help them.he will graduate from treatment in a few days and hopes to have his own children...back. they said if you don't get clean you'll never see your children and i don't know what
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of me as a child. oh my god, my children are going to have to grow up like me? with no parents?mellaney moore, cbs 2 news. summit organizers say their plan is to come up with a call to action to try to get people the treatment they need. next on the cbs 2 news at six, pounding the pavement. pavement.why a woman walked
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tomorrow on cbs 2 this morning, where we'll be celebrating the service men and women who risked it all. all. we sit down with some of the men responsible for making sure a group of veterans get a special thank you.that's tomorrow on cbs 2 this morning. in cedar rapids this morning - a woman went walking to raise awareness about 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 southeast to saint 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 is often
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mistaken for other illnesses. if you noticed the zebra stripes karla was wearing - zebra stripes represent carcinoid cancer. a chilly and frosty start to the day gave way to a lot of sunshine, but it looks like our good-weather-luck may be running out. out.cbs 2 chief meteorologist terry swails has the latest
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coming up in sports sportscoming up in sports sportsit's wrestling and football all wrapped up in 1 day saturday -- what tom brands had to say about his historic football career --
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2."cbs 2 news connects with you.call us at 1-800-222-kganemail us at news at cbs 2 iowa dot comconnect with us on facebook at facebook/kgan cbs 2. 2. i owe about $68,000. i owe $44,000 in student loans. 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.
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if you think there's no solution to the climate crisis, think again. 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.
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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? big week for the hawks -- not only do they have the chance to start 10 and oh for the first time in school history -- but it's floyd week -- iowa avenge last season's blowout loss to minnesota and take back the pig which is the only thing on
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this team's minds -- not making school history -- not being ranked xth in the latest college football playoff poll -- and not a big 10 west championship -- just saturday against minnesota. "back during the bye week we told them to think big, but no matter how big they thought and whatever they may have been dreaming up, you can only get there week by week. that's about all you can control. i know it's boring and mundane. but for us to be focused or spend time on anything else counterproductive." ctive.""i think it's more about this team right now trying to get the next win. that's a nice part as well, you know making history, but we just want to keep winning for this teams sake." before the hawkeye football team takes their shot at history -- the iowa wrestlers get theirs in kinnick -- the 4th ranked hawks host the nation's number 1 team -- oklahoma state -- for the grapple on the girdiron today -- the mats were moved in kinnick stadium -- which got us thinking about football and tom brands -- which led to asking about his football career -- and let's just say
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it wasn't as good as his wrestling one.. "i was third string defensive back, i thought i was second string until the starter got looked over my head an pointed at the guy behind me... and i was ready to go and it crushed me. and then i was guard, end, and tackle. i sat on the end of the bench, guarded the water bottles, and tackled anybody who got near it." the kennedy volleyball team is back at state for the first time since 2011 and their quarterfinal matchup is a familiar one -- in cedar falls -- the cougars and the tigers faced eacother 3 times this season but this one -- means a whole lot more -- winner heads to the state semifinalsfirst set -- and the tigers came out swingin' -- claire gerdes -- smacks it down -- cedar falls would take the first setsecond set -- kennedy comes back -- anna fluent to paige frank -- hammer time -- frank had 12 killsbut it wasn't enough for the cougars -- alesha
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down for the kill --- cedar falls win in 4 cedar falls gets the winner between iowa city west and bettendorfwomen of troy down a set -- but not going away -- maddie fay sets up emma norris -- and check out that placement -- just inside the line for the pointand then later in the set -- it's allie tow-ken's turn -- she had a team high 11 kills -- but bettendof would get the win in straight sets dubque hempstead taking on top seeded dowling catholicthey're down a set in the 2nd -- and the mustangs set up kasey davis -- and she connects for the kill -- hempsead would win the second setand in the third -- more of the same -- this time they set up morgan kluesner -- and she drops it down -- hempstead wins in 4 -- they'll face defending champ -- ankeny centennial on thursday. for west delaware -- getting to the state tournament hasn't been a problem -- it's the hawks 10th trip -- but taking home a title, well that's a different story -- 5 times they've left with the runner - up trophy -- so this year it's
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up first for west delaware -- western dubque in the 4-a quarters...and the hawks started strong... bridget hoffman... goes up and gets it -- the cross court kill puts west delaware up early western dubuque would battle back --- meghan maahs -- finds the hole and fills it but the hawks were too strong in this one -- claire demmer -- whooh -- west delaware advances to the semifinals with a sweep. we will be right back to take one last look at your forecast
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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, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges.
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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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coming up tonight on cbs 2 news ten at ten: you may not know their names, but you certainly know their mission; making sure our greatest generation of veterans get the proper thank you they deserve. our justin roberts sits down with the two men who are the driving force behind the eastern iowa honor flight. be person. it's another story you'll see
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thanks for watching your cbs 2 news at six. "entertainment tonight" is up next.we hope you'll join us tonight at ten. until then...enjoy your evening.
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