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Jan 25, 2016 5:00pm CST
my town, it's happening in china or these other countries, it's happening to kids in broken homes, and it's not." christi is a prime example. she came from a loving family and a good home. she says during those two years she had plenty of run-ins with police, but they couldn't see what was "they looked at me as a prostitute, drug addict. there was no hope for me, is what they saw." she says it's very hard for police to ake the distinction, but ininitably an officer was able to ask the right questions and save her life. that's why iowa law enforcement are taking the steps to make sure everyone knows how to stop these situations. "iowa realizes it's a problem, its in our border, its not on the east and west coast only its not in major cities only its in iowa and we're continuing to work hard, there's new efforts to get law enforcement aware of it, there's new efforts to get law enforcement trained." in 2015 the u.s. attorney's office worked with truck drivers in evansdale teaching them warning signs and giving them the human trafficking hotline number. but, lorenzen says you don't h
Oct 14, 2016 5:00pm CDT
a pretty big benefit from an agreement signed with china today. governor branstad and lieutenant governor kim reynolds were part of the chinese contract signing ceremony today. the agreement says chinese purchasers have committed to buying 2-point-1 billion dollars in u-s soybeans and soy products. this will impact and support iowa soybean farmers. a pollutant in dubuque and jones county creeks has killed nearly 8-thousand fish. but the iowa department of natural resources is still trying to figure out what that pollutant is. the fish kill happened on september 18th between whitewater creek in dubuque county and the north fork of the maquoketa in jones county. biologists determined that about 18-thousand dollars worth of fish died. investigators are following up with four farm owners to see if they can figure out the cause. the iowa d-n-r has pushed forward more rules on turtle trapping. this comes after the iowa restrictions. the rules limit trappers to six or fewer turtles a day and bar trapping during a six-week period in late spring. the rules now go through a series of publi
Jan 4, 2016 5:00pm CST
today was no exception. earlier today, china's main index fell seven percent, forcing an emergency trading suspension. weak manufacturin g data triggered the fall. tensions in the middle east have also pushed up oil prices. that's because saudi arabia's announcement that it's severing diplomatic relations with iran could threaten oil supplies. the u-s government is suing volkswagen for cheating on emissions tests. the lawsuit alleges the automaker illegally installed software in some 600-thousand diesel cars it sold in the u-s. it allowed the diesel engines to pass federal emissions testing. then in real world driving, the measures switched off, resulting in greenhouse gas federal environmental standards. volkswagen could still face criminal charges. the iowa caucuses are less than one month away. and republican and democratic presidential hopefuls begins final efforts to win voter support before february first. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. democratic presidential candidate hillary hey! this holiday, u.s. cellular's giving you 15 gigs of data for just $70! but i wa
Jan 7, 2016 5:00pm CST
of china's economy. the losses are hitting technology and financial companies the hardest. china's stock market slipped roughly 7 percent today and trading was automatically suspended. that set off another slump in markets. on wall street, the dow has been more than 300 points lower in afternoon trading. the price of oil also sank to its lowest level in 12 years. some oil lobbyists claim the price of oil is so low because of a new law that lifted a 40- year ban on crude exports. a texas oil company shipped out its first batch of crude oil to europe. lawmakers say the export of american oil and gas will benefit european allies, who have gone elsewhere for those products for four decades. "when it was saudi arabia, iran, russia that could influence a lot of the geopolitics because of the power of energy, the u.s. was left behind." lawmakers say an italian company purchased the shipment. but they're not revealing the refinery's exact location. despite declines in the stock market and in oil prices, u-s employment appears to be stable. the government says fewer people sought fewer appl
Jan 8, 2016 5:00pm CST
figures come amid global financial turmoil stemming from china's slowing economy. for now, u-s stocks s e wavering as the market heads for its worst week since august. energy companies took a hit today as the price of crude oil continues to fall. crude oil is trading for roughly 33-dollars a barrel. that's the lowest price since 2004. this was a day of learning, falling, and getting back up for novice snowboarder s and skiers across the country. and people at sundown mountain got in on the fun, as they all worked together to try to set a world record. we have high school girls and boys basketball action for you tonight on kcrg nine point two. it's a cross-town rivalry in iowa city as west hosts city high. tipoff is at six for the girls' boarspent the day at sundown mountain, attempting to break a world record. it was part of a nation-wide effort to hold the "the world's largest ski and snow board lesson." kcrg-tv9's dubuque bureau chief katie wiedemann joins us live from sundown mountain. katie, how did this whole thing work? it was really geared toward people who've never before stra
Oct 26, 2015 5:00pm CDT
going to be able to make deals with china, believe me. he's never going to be able to make deals with japan, and all the people, and countries that are taking our jobs, and that's what i'm all about." carson's response is that he simply refuses to, in his words, "get into the mud pit" with trump. lawmakers are pushing to finalize a sweeping deal to fund the federal government before speaker john boehner leaves congress at the end of this week. congress also must november 3rd or risk a first-ever default. the budget talks are separate but related. money to pay for government operations runs out december 11th unless congress acts. top house and senate aides have been meeting with white house officials in search of a deal. with time running out in boehner's tenure, congressional officials say he is pushing for r deal. for many people, having a hot dog at a ballgame is tradition they'd have a hard time giving up. but a new study provides evidence that processed meats like hot dogs and ausage can lead to colon and other cancers. that story is coming up. people make mistakes. like paying to
Nov 20, 2016 5:30pm CST
ambassador to china. that would, however, mean living there. governor branstad previously said he wasn't interested in living overseas. people are paying more and more to have someone take care of their kids while at work. the costs are adding up, forcing some families to make difficult choices. . and the hawkeye defense was the iowa say they're strapped for cash because of the rising price of child care. right now, the average cost of childcare in iowa is almost as much as paying for college. according to census data, the average family spends nearly 82-hundred dollars each year, per kid, in childcare. the cost of tuition at the childcare rates have gone up 70 percent since 1985, with inflation. some parents say those rising costs are forcing them choose between work and family. "my husband and i work it out so that we're kind of on opposite shifts, so that we don't go over on part time daycare so that we can afford it. " coming up at 10, kcrg-tv9's katie wiedemann reports on how those costs impact families and what's in the works to make things more affordable. stay with your 24 hour n
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