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far from the usual.it came from iowa city policea&and warned of a bomb threat. threat. the police called and notified us that they were coming out and they had this threat, so it was enough information that we thought that we needed to take appropriate action.principal gregg shoultz says iowa city police sent officers s th a k-9 unit right away.a second dog came shortly after and students evacuated. evacuated. because of the temperatures, we couldn't simply have the kids stand outside until we determine the length of time they needed to be out of the building so we elected to use wur busses to move the students off site.west high students went across the street to the university of iowa's hawkeye tennis and recreation center.that's where parents could pick up their children. children. i was scared and my first thought is what is the world coming tostudents without a ride took their regular bus routes. routes. if anybody threatens a place with a bomb, you should get people out of there. police searched the school for several hours.authorities are
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a suspect. suspect. no matter why it happened, it's certainly unfnftunate for all of our students. our goal will be to minimize any instructional delayshe says safety is their first priority. priority.sometimes the academics have to take a back seat for part of the day. since police gave the school the all clear, school officials say they plan to carry on with tonight's activities as usual.covering the corridor in iowa city, mellaney moore, cbs 2 news. another inconvenience caused by the west high threat, johnson county voters hoping to cast their ballots in today's special election at the school were not able to get in. the johnson county auditor re-directed people to vote at the nearby athletic hall of fame on prairie meadow road. that voting location will remain in place until
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fire-fighters in cedar rapids rapidsresponded to a pair of fires last night.one was in the 19-hundred block of a avenue north-east.fire officials tell cbs 2 news that fire broke out when a dryer caught on fire. the other happened on johnson avenue in the 26-hundred block.it appears the homeowner was trying to thaw frozen pipes. right now - the american red cross is assisting at least 14- people with emergency needs. a minor disturbance will cross the regionononight. light snow or fluluies will develop early and end by daybreak. snowfall amounts will be very light with most areas seeing less than 1" of new snow. however, areas near and south of i-80 could see 1 to 1.5" totals. temperatures will warm into the 20s later this week with no rain or snow expected through the weekend.tomorrow: mostly cloudy early. becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. not as cold. temps: 20-25 nortrtto south. wind: s 5-10 mph
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ben carson has suspended his campaign for two o ys after a serious crash in western iowa involving some of his campaign workers. workers.the crash happened this morning on i-80 near atlantic.at least one staffer had to be taken to an omaha hospital for serious injuries. carson is now on his way to omaha to visit the family. he'll resume campaigning later in the week. an extraordinary intervention in the caucus campaign, governor terry branstad is calling for ted cruz's defeat. defeat.at issue: the future of iowa's renewable fuels indudury.at today's iowa renewable fuels summit,
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oil" candidate whose victory would be "very damaging to our state".cruz has been largely oppod to ethanol subsidies. branstad said of cruz, quote: "it would be a big mistake for iowa to support him." there are new developments tonight with donald trump's campaign.former alaska governor and vice presidential candidate sarah palin is endorsing trump.trump calls her a friend and says he is proud to have her support.the official announcement was made within the last hour at a campaign stop in ames.earlier today, trump visited the john wayne museum in winterset, where he received the endorsement of wayne's family. switchininto the democrats, senator bernie sanders is making a four-stop swing through western iowa today. hillary clinton, meanwhile, is coming back to eastern iowa. she's scheduled for an iowa city event on thursday y evening at the iowa memorial union. with less than two weeks now until iowans choose their preferences in the caucuses, hotels in several parts of the
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out.they're preparing for the big day - and that means they're seeing some big numbers on their income. income.cbs 2 news reporter steffi lee is live in our newsroom to show us what this means for iowa's economy. the campaign bus tours, rallies and national media making iowa their home for the months leading up to the caucus all adds up - in the millions of dollars. dollars. getting personal with poltical candidates - defines iowa. iowa.every four years - when the entourage of candidates and media crews swarm into the hawkeye state - -"usually it generates 10 to 15 million dollars statewide - so t's not as much as people might think in 2008 - iowa state university professor david swenson says the first- in-the-nation chaos only brought in less thanan fraction of a percent of 130 billion - which was iowa's g-d- p that year. year.there's no doubt politicians spend big bucks to
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months.but when campaigns trek across iowa's ninety nine counties and spend a few nights in the corridor - the cash stays local. local.maybe 10-20 thousand dollars for the sleeping nightstshotel in the des moines metro area see a spike in bookings - and money also filters into surrounding businesses and restaurants. restrants."in 2012, we quantified some numbers and saw between $15-17 million economic impact."putting america's heartland in the spotlight is more than just keeping money local. local. "what we need to do now is convince people that this is the place to come and live because we need to recruit talent."experts say it's about spending time to give others a savory taste about what the state offers. offers. "they leave with a very different impression of iowa." the hotel at kirkwood says one of the different experiences they've had this year is making accomodations for campaigngnsecurity.steffi lee,
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on thursday, cbs 2 news is hosting a live town hall on the caucuses. caucuses.your voice, your future - the iowa impact takes place at 6 p-m at "public space one" - in the wesley center - in iowa city. it will be open to the public---and, you can watch it live, right here on cbs 2. our panel will include both the iowa republican and democratic party *chairs, along with other political experts.that's this thursday at 6. many in iowa are proud of our first-in-the-nation status, but some believe there is election landscape to change. change.new at six, cbs 2 news reporter kevivibarry explains how presididtial politics in iowa might be different if the hawkeye state loses its lead spot. this is hardly the first year that iowans have defended their first in the nation caucuses against other states who want the first crack at picking the next president. both parties in iowa -- but the actual impact varies depending on if and how it ever does happen.
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depends on where we would go. south carolina is third and they tracted a lot of candidates in a debate last week. if we were 30th, we probably wouldn't attract anybody. that means chaotic scenes like the ones at the state fair this summer would be a thing of the past.iowa g-o-p chair jeff kaufmann already had to cancel the iowa straw poll over the summer because candidates didn't think it was important to be successful in iowa.he says even fewer reasons for candidates to a problem. problem.if we were to slip back to march or april and we were too late, to be real honest we really wouldn't be that relevant. the nominee is almost always known long before you go to convention. convention.
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california or puerto rico played a roleiowa democrat chair dr. andy mcguire says she doesn't think iowans will every lose their spot -- first in line -- because she says no one vets candidates as well. well.iowa's certainly not based on this i think it's a really unique experience here. here.tomorrow -- we start the conversation that will continue during thursday's town hall -- about how the caucuses can adapt and improve -- helping the case to keep iowa first in the nation. kevin barry, cbs 2 news. the iowa state university men's basketball team struled with a couple tough losses, but now, they're celebrating. celebrating.still ahead tonight at six, six,what the team has to say about a monumental win over number one.
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announcer: 3 republican governors. but which governor won national praise for tough leadership handling nine hurricanes? which governor made his state number one in job creation? which governor led the fight to stop obamacare expansion in his state? and which governor laid out a aough plan to destroy isis months before the paris attacks? jeb bush. right to rise usa is responsible
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tomorrow on cbs2 this morning.it's the season of colds, coughs and sore throats. throats.but a quick fix for your winter woes is not always goododor you in the long rm. find out why tomorrow on cbs2 this morning. a public hearing will be held tonight for a major project coming to downtown iowa city. city.the meeting will go over the washington street-scape project.everything from plans to construction cost estimates will be discussss.the washington street project will stretch all the way from linn street to clinton street.right now - construction for the project is estimated to cost
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a mix of sunshine and clouds today.mostly cloudy and cold. cold.cbs 2 chief meteorologist terry swails is here now with the most accurate 'weather first' forecast. a minor disturbance will cross the region tonight. light snow or flurries will develop early and end by daybreak. snowfall amounts will be very light with most areas seeing less than 1" of new snow. however, areas near and south of i-80 could see 1 to 1.5" totals. temperatures will warm into the 20s later this week with no rain or snow expected through the weekend.tonight: mostly cloudy with scattered light snow o oflurries. accumulations up to an inch along and south of i-80. less than an inch north.temps: 2 north to 10 southwind: se 5-10 mphtomorrow: mostly cloudy early. becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. not as cold. temps: 20-25 north to south
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and coming up in sports... sports...the hawkeyes ranked in the top ten for ththfirst time since 2002 -- but why coach mccafery and his team won't be stopping to reflect next in sports! "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
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she's always stood strong... ...to get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights... ...went toe to toe with ssia on human rightsts the drug and insurance companies spent millions against her... ...but hillary didn't quit until eight million children got health care. i've never been called a quitter and i won't quit on you. she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world.
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just a few months ago -- heck, even a few weeks ago -- the names "uthoff" "gesell" or "jok" didn't mean much to college basketball fans outside of the hawkeye state. w -- they're synonymous with first place iowa. and coach fran mccaffery is happy for his guys -- he says its recognition they deserve -- but the hawks aren't stopping to smell the roses -- anantheir first top ten ranking in two years -- because last time they did that ... things did not end so well. "no and we wont. i think that-- i told you guys last time we were ranked tenth a
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did.""my sophomore year we were top ten and we ended up finishign the season losing like seven in a row ... rankings don't mean anything at this point of the seaso we don't wanna look back at the season and say we were top ten at one point -- we wanna finish in the top ten." the hawks in the top ten and mike gesell among the thirty finalists for the senior class award -- the honor given to the student-athlete who best excels in the community, classroom, character and competition -- gesell finished his undergraduate degree in three years and is n n taking grad courses -- in addition to having a career year -- another guy nominated for the award ... ..probably still soaking in last night's victory over number one oklahoma -- that man being george niang and that team being number nineteen iowa state -- who just a week ago tomorrow suffered their second straight conference lossss- but after coming together are primed for a run back to the top of the leaderboard.
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really came together and realized where i have flaws, montee needs to pick me up; where montee has flaws, jameel has to pick him up and down through the line and i think we've done that so far and finally put two halfs together --and i think that's a big ason." reason.""shows their r character and i'm proud of the way they hung together and have gotten better -- we're just six games in... we gotta put it all out there on the line again saturday at t-c-u." there's hilton magic, there's something special about carver hawkeye basketball arena-- and then there's the iowa wrestling team, who are still undefeated idst not playing in iowa city since decemer 10th. tom brands and his number two ranked squad will return home friday though when they host purdue -- and it's not just their impressive 11-and-oh record that brands thinks will bring fans to the yard.... funny thing about wrestling is that it's not a sixty minute contest, it's a seven minute brawl, and then we start again and we get anototr seven minute brawl. and that's a
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the stands especially now being home again." on the gridiron, the iowa state football program announcing today that runniing back tyler brown is no longer with the program. brown camei into 2015 as the most experienced tailback, but would lose his starting job to eventual big 12 rookie of the year mike warren.
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afte 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 provididuniversal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. announcer: 3 republican governors. but which governor won national praise for tough leadership handling nine hurricanes? which governor made his state number one in job creation? which governor led the fight to stop obamacare expansion
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and which governor laid out a tough plan to destroy isis months before the paris attacks? jeb bush. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message.
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according to parade magazine americans annually consume sixteen billion quarts of the buttery treat.cbs 2 news visited the popcorn shoppe in north liberty earlier.we asked the shop owner, leo young, why people like it so much. "popcorn is a really good basic snack and then with the addition of all the flavors options that we're offering it's filling more people's desire for popcorn." popcorn."there are currently more than fifty different kinds of popcorn flavors. some flavors include almond toffee popcorn, pumpkin spice popcorn and jalepeno chedder popcorn. we also want to give you a quick look at our newly- designed website.it will have all of the top stories from around the corridor on it, and is
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is breaking news.cbs two iowa dot com, take a look. tomorrow: mostly cloudy early. becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. not as cold. temps: 20-25 north to south wind: s 5-
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rco rubio. hehean for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leade sosoou always know where he stands. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. she's always stood strong... ...to get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights... ...went toe to toe with russia on human rights. the drug and insurance companies spent millions against her... ...but hillary didn't quit until eight million children got health care. i've never been called a quitter and i won't quit on you.
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