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gunfirethat's when cedar rapids police officers jeremy depies and brandon tinta shot orth three times - after he rapidly accelerated towards them when trying to get away. away.what ended in gunfire all started when police spotted orth speeding and running red lights throughout cedar rapids - down first avenue near coe college.he goes the wrong way - when police stopped the chase. chase.but the sirens go on again - when police find orth in this alley between centerpoint road and daniels street.after theheofficics shot orth - they held him down to control him. him. but orth walked free for more than three months - before linn county attorney jerry vandersanden obtained the iowa dci's report.that's when he charged orth with five counts - assault on a peace officer, interference with official acts, owi and two counts of eluding.vandersanden cleared
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(dep-ee-es) ) nd brandon tinta (tent-uh) saying orth's actions put them in danger.in december - orth pleaded guilty - and will now face 180 days in jail for owi and two counts of eluding.steffi lee, cbs 2 news. the judge allowed orth to break up his time in the linn county jail and is allowed work release.orth also faces a five yeaeasuspended sentence and three years probation for a felony charge of interference with official acts. new tonight at six, six,there is yet another call for a top university of iowa official to be dismissed. dismissed.d.iowans defending our universities is calling on university of iowa president bruce harreld to dismiss peter matthes.he is vice-president of external relations and responsible for awarding 321-thousand dollars worth of contracts that should have been bid out.the contracts went to companies owned by
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party consultant.strawn served as g-o-p chairman from between 2009 and 20-12, portion of that time atthes also served in the statehouse.the group says matthes skirted open bidding laws and policies.iowa board of regents president bruce rastetter said the bids shouldn't have been awarded without the competition.the iowa board of regents says they will review bidding policies next year. also newtonight, a former effigy mounds superintendent faces federal charges, accused of stealing ancient human remains he was supposed to be preserving.76-year-old thomas munson, of prairie du chien, wisconsin, appeared for arraignment in federal court in cedar rapids today. prosecutors say he hid the remains for decades.a plea agreement reportedly is in the works to have munson plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge. still, those pursuing the case say they want to send a message. "the department of justice
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that protect nativeamerican heritage, as does the national park and we've been very pleased with their cooperation and partnership throughout this investigation." investigation."munson was released without bond last december.his next hearing is set for next month. the iowa city council has approved plans to help reduce flooding on a major city street.the council voted on the dubuque street gateway project last night. night.cbs 2 news reporter mellaney moore joins us live from the site where city officials hope construction will begin next year. $ the iowa city department of public works has been planning the gateway project since 2010. a&two years after the flood of2008. of2008. the iowa city department of public works says they're wrapping up the final design on the gateway project.about a mile of dubuque street will be elevated an average of seven to eight feet. feet. we will be elevating it to the 100 year elevation plus
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will be a new structure. it will be approximately 100 feet longer than the current one. clow says the bottom structure of the bridge will be at 200 year flood elevation plus one foot.she says thebridge is being designed so it could maintain traffic even for a 500 year flood. flood. if we had 2008 again, the current plan for dubuque street would flood for four or five daysin 2008, the section of dubuque closed for a montha&and there have been smallelefloods in years sisie where closures could have been prevented.planners hope to begin construction on the $52 million dollar project in mid april or mayclow says there has been concern from nearby residents about impact to ees and property, though they wouldn't speak on camera. camera. we've reduced impacts to their properties and even throughout construction we want to work with them and try and figure out what can be donene public works hopes to have the projects completed in 2018. there is a website where you can learn more about the
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on cbs 2 iowa dot com.covering the corridor in iowa city, mellaney moore, cbs 2 news. turng now to the weather, lots of wind out there today and it looks like a cool ght ahead. ahead.justin roberts joins us
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if you didn't see this on the highway xoday, you might have seen it on social media..late this mornrng, dozens of pigs got dumped on the side of an exit ramp from interstate 3-80 to highway 30 in cedar rapids. police say the truck driver may have made some type of error--because they don't believe today's wind was a factct. the driver is okay, although a few pigs were killed.about ten farmers from the local area were brought in to corral and help move e pigs. half of all potentntl contracts for medicaid services have now been signed, just two weeks before state's planned switch to privatized care. care.the iowa department of human services says the four companies taking over the program have signed more than 62-thousand contracts with medical providers.governor branstad, who has been pushing hard for the transition, says privatization will improve care and save monez.critics say they've been left in n e dark about how the new program
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a holiday gift has been delired for millions still needing to fi health insurance under the affordable care act. act.peopop now have until one- 59 a-m friday morning to sign up.the deadline was extended an extra two days due to strong demand in the final hours to sign up on healthcare- dot-gov.that deadline is for coverage beginning january first.the broader deadline to avoid paying a fine for not having health insurance ramains january 31st. now a cbs 2 news follow up, up,we now know fareway stores, will acquire the former family foods center on main street in anamosa.word of the agreement came late this afternoooo fareway says it's working with the city to remodel the property and re-open it as soon as possible.family foods closed down last month after 50-years in business.it was the last downtown grocery store in anamosa. just one day after the republican presidential candidates hit the debate stage, democratic front runner
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she talklk to votersrst the old brick urch in iowa city, about reforming taxes.she said she is the only candidate in the race talking about making sure taxes don't go up for the middle class while making the richest americans pay more to match their income levels. she also criticized republican candidates for some of what they've been saying during the campaign. "they're campaigning in an evidence frfr zone. doesn't matter what they say even when it's proven wrong a hundred times over they just keep saying it." it."earlier the day, clinton had an event with warren buffet in omaha where he backed her for president. a new way to evaluate and rate the performance of iowa's public schools is now available. the iowa department of education releasededhe new b-based system.it looks at several measures including proficiency, graduation rate and attendance.no schools in the cedar rapids district made it to the top tiers of the
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schools superintendent brad buck discussed the findings today. "we're proud of where our schools are. we recognize that we are on a journey and we are really doing some innovative and continuous improvement work to continue to provide even greater experiences for our students." students."if you want to see where your child's school ranks, we put a link on cbs 2 iowa dot com. the cedar r pids community school district wants parent input on how to move forward on grading. for the past month or so, district officials have been holding meetings to speak with community members on plans s d performance. tonight, the final discussion session is being held.it goes until seven at jefferson high school. a local non-profit organization rumored to be closing is actually expanding its reach. reach.options of linn county is using its day habilitation program to include more events for adults with developmental disabilities.today, they cleanenebooks for elementary students...and the group is
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volunteer opportunities in about 200 different locations. the group coordinator says they won't let regulations stop them from doing good work. "cedar rapids community has been very supportive and encouraging to partner wtih us in different capacities. so that the folks here today who o have lost their jobs at the workshop are able to have meaningful skills ." ."tonight on cbs 2 news ten at 10, we'll take a look at the federal regulations that cut some of the group's programming...and how they are bouncing back. frozen no-more? more?the technology in the works that could make scraping your car windows a whole lot faster.that's next at six. six. meantime, a historic day on wall street as the federal reserve voted to rse
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a percent for the first me nearly a decade.markets responded positively.the dow soared 224 points. points.the nasdaq was up 75.
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break. paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernieieannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gves, and take on wall street, take on big businene, take on big monene and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock.
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feel worried or afraid after the recent terror attacks in in cifornia and paris. tomorrow on cbs2 this morning, ear from expxpts on how living in constant fear can affect our health.see you tomorrow at 5am. winters can be brutal in iowa and that means scraping ice
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take a while.now - researchers have discovered a way to slow down or even prevent t ter from freezing.it works by causing water droplets to coalesce or combine - and stay fluid.the method could save the airline industry big bucks. right now - they may spend up to 500-million dollars on the chemicals used for de-icing. the team hopes to find a way to mass produce the new spray. the wind sure was whipping around today and that made it feel cold. cold.justin roberts tells us
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iowa state gets ready for life without one of their key cogs... coming up in sports... with naz long done for the year... find out who the cyclones will rely on in the backcourt.... that's next on c-b-s two... "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. heart disease. asthma. diabetes. 7 out of 10 americans take prescription drugs. but in the last 7 years drugs prices have doubled. hillary's going to take on the drug companies. require medicare to negotiate lower drug prices.
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countries like canada at half the price. and cap monthly prescription costs for every american. the drug companies have been over charging long enough. it's time to fight back. i'm hillary clinton
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blow on tuesday... when they announund that senior naz long is out for the rest of the season as he recovers from hip surgery... they can still contend for a final four... but the cyclones will have to rely on a classic sports cliche... next man up.. luckily for iowa state... matt thomas has already stepped up this season... and now... he'll *step in* to the starting role... high-flying transfer deonte burton will also be lied on.. he'll make his debut saturday... but beyond that... steve prohm is looking to the new england patriots... for answers... tom brady... we don't even know who he's throwing the ball too right now... one year it's momo... one year it's amendola... and the beat goes on... and the beat's gotta go on... i'm gonna be there for naz every step of the way... but from a team standpoint... i've gotta be better... georges, jameel... all down our level... : i believe in this team, man... there's no doubt about it... we have enough talent... we have enough leaders... and i feel like we have some of the best players in the country... i wouldn't do it if i didn't believevehat... but i
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the whole state was watching last thurday... when iowa couldn't hold on to a 20-point lead... and lost in ames to the cyclones... this saturdrd... they'll have all eyes on them again... when they go against drake in the big four classic... the bulldogs have been the whipping boys in des moines since 20-12... they've gone 0- 3 in that span... including a 17-point loss to iowa two years ago... but fran mccaffery has plenty of praise for their opponent... and no matter who they play... the hawkeyes will be ready to show out on saturday... "when i was at notre dame we used to have the big four classic. it was kentucky, louisville, notre dame and indiana... i came from lehigh where we would get 800 people a game. and then we had 38,000.... i think it's a great day of college basketball in the state." state.""it's one of thehebest events to be in... to be in that and be a part of it -- to have all four schools there -- that's a big positive throughout the state." in iowa football news... kirk ferentz has added another
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collection... today... ferentz was named the 20-15 eddie robinson coach of the year... after leading iowa to a school- record twelve wins and earning a spot in the rose bowl... this is the third national "coach of the year" honor for ferentz this season... deiondre hall just finished up a phenomenal career at northern iowa... and according to the associated press... his senior season was his best season... hall was named a first-team f-c-s all-american today... he led the conference with six interceptions, added 82 tackles and won the m-v-f-c defensive player of the year award... and he could be in the n-f-l next season... in january... he'll play in the senior bowl.. at iowa state... matt campbell's program added five signees today... all of them junior college transfers... and all will enroll next semester... the cyclones added plenty of depth on the offensive front and in the defensive backfield... oh- dah-goo was listed as a top- 100 juco recruit for this signing riod... and d'andre payne has some major college experience... he played his freshman season at
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we will be right back to take
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news at six. for lynn's family, the big stress is paying four hundred dollars a month in medical and drug costs for aidan. for other families it's higher deductibles, premiums and co-pays that keep adding up. that's why we've got to crack down on price gouging, cap out-of-pocket costs, and fast track approval of less expensive generic drugs. because we've got to get health care costs under control for lynn's family and for yours.
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