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the prosecution says 33-year-old nicholas luerkens ambushed and stabbed his ex-girlfriend lynnsey donald several times in the marion hy-vee parking lot. they say there is clear and overwhelming evidence that he planned to kill 29-year-old donald, back in april. while the defense admits luerkens did stab her multiple times, they say he was in an extreme depressive state. his attorneys say luerkens was over-using anti- depressant medication at the time. earlier in the week, a police officer testified reading from a journal he found in luerkens' apartment. it had a to-do list - and killing donald was on it. on friday, the prosecution told jurors luerkens' intention couldn't be clearer. but luerkens' defense lawyer suggested a 2nd degree murder conviction instead of first degree, because of his client's mental issues. the jury can consider a variety of charges starting with a conviction of first degree murder. one thing the jury can't consider is "not guilty by
reason of insanity." the judge ruled the defense did not meet the burden of proof for jurors to consider that verdict. make sure to stay tuned for our second half hour. tv-9's dave franzman will update us live from the linn county courthouse, on the latest developments in luerkens' trial. new this midday... two american contractors operating overseas are dead, after a jordanian policeman opened fire at a police training center. this is according to jordan's government- owned newspaper, al rai. they say the shooting happened near the country's capital of amman. a third person from south africa was also injured in the shooting. a jordanian government spokesperson says an investigation is underway. we now have new information in the investigation into the downed russian passenger jet. officials now believe a bomb caused it to crash, and someone with inside access put it on the plane. abc's molly hunter is in egypt with more. rep. adam schiff california tom haueter former
abc news sharm el-sheikh, egypt video provided by: pkg script: u-s and british officials now believe an insider brought down that russian jet sot: rep. adam schiff / "isis may have concluded that the best way to defeat airport defenses is not to through them but to go around them with the help of somebody on the inside." us officials say electronic intercepts from the islamic state before and after the crash - suggest that isis was in touch with someone at the sharm el sheikh airport. and today, investigators are pouring over those cctv tapes - looking for a ramp worker who authorities say may have been recruited by isis to plant a bomb on the russian jet. but egyptians aren't saying that yet - over the weekend, the investigation offering the first hard piece of evidence sot - ayman el-muqaddam / head of egyptian-led investigation committee "a noise was heard in the last second of the cvr recording." with that critical clue experts say it's possible to determine if that sound was a bomb. sot - tom haueter / former ntsb "that noise is very sudden, very sharp, it has a very distinctive profile to it, compared to other noises. so you can tell bombs. actually they stand out." molly hunter oncam close: today a new team of russian investigators is at the airport
and out at the crash site - a forensics team continues to search for residue , any evidence that might suggest a bomb mh, abc news, sharm el sheikh, egypt president barack obama is talking one-on-one with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, for the first time in more than a year. they're speaking today at the white house to mend tensions over the u-s backed nuclear deal with iran. however, u.s. officials are downplaying the chance of a breakthrough in ongoing security talks. they're also ruling out the possibility of a peace deal between israelis and palestinians before obama leaves office in 14 months. first, meteorologis t justin gehrts has your first alert forecast, justin... this afternoon's weather is going to be spectacular! we'll have full sunshine with highs in
the middle 50s and a light wind. tomorrow is looking pretty good, too, with temperatures climbing a couple of degrees as a few more clouds move in. showers and thunderstorm s are likely on veterans day, especially after noon. those will continue into wednesday night. many of us will have at least a half- inch of rain from that system, and some of the storms may be strong in southern iowa. very blustery winds kick in wednesday night and thursday with some gusts well over 40 mph possible. the week will end on a much cooler note, too.today: sunny high: 51-57 winds: s 5-10 alo: 54 dbq: 53 iow: 55 a train derailed in eastern iowa after it hit a road grater. this happened in des moines county around 8-30 this morning on highway 34, just west of danville.
up, and didn't see the train coming. the train went into emergency lockdown and crashed into the grater. officials say about 2-dozen cars full of coal went off their tracks. right now, officials are investigating the crash and preparing for clean-up. no one was hurt. crews are cleaning up rail cars in western wisconsin, after 32 derailed along the mississippi river. at least 5 carried ethanol. the burlington northern santa fe train hopped the tracks outside alma, wisconsin -- that's northwest of la crosse. more than 150 people living nearby had to evacuate after the derailment happened saturday. law enforcement says no one was hurt. last winter, there were two major derailments in the tv-9 viewing area. in february, a canadian pacific train carrying ethanol cars derailed into the mississippi in dubuque county, near balltown. some of the ethanol leaked into the soil and water. then in march, a b-n-s-f oil train went off its tracks near galena, leading to
evacuations on the illinois side of the mississippi. investigators said that involved 8 rail cars carrying bakken crude oil. tonight, dubuque city leaders will gather opinions on a proposed new skate park. the city has committed 600-thousand dollars to the project and has challenged a user-group to raise another 200-thousand. the city wants to get several ideas for a design. city leaders will also review dubuque's two existing skate parks at comiskey park and mcaleece sports complex. the meeting is tonight at six, at the five flags center on main street. also today, the dubuque county library will forgive your overdue fees, for food. library users can swap a non-perishable food item and knock off one dollar in fines. the library will donate all of that food to the saint stephen's food bank. dubuque county library district has branches in asbury, epworth, farley, holy cross, and peosta.
conned out of their money every year. for the second time in 18 months, the iowa fraud fighters are investigating. a retired marion school teacher, jo ennis, never thought she'd fall for a con. but starting back in 2006, scammers took used a ponzi-style investment scheme to grab about 1- million dollars from her, after she sold her family farm. the man behind the fraud pleaded guilty, and jo ennis recovered some of her lost money. now, her story is being featured in a traveling forum on the dangers of investment fraud. the iowa insurance division is behind this effort. they're traveling the state, and coming to coralville a week from today. " they help me a lot, personally. we learn a lot about issues in communities. we actually opened up cases at these events. we learn what's happening in our communities across the state. it also lets people know that we're there. " gerhart estimates his office will see 55- hundred to 6-thousand inquires this year. and he says a lot of them will
the commissioner says that number is in line with previous years. people battling cancer usually have to undergo several medical treatments.... but many patients struggle to win that battle, because they can't make their appointments. and a campus-wide outbreak of the mumps is prompting u-i health officials to vaccinate
this afternoon's weather is going to be spectacular! we'll have full sunshine with highs in the middle 50s and a light wind. tomorrow is looking pretty good, too, with temperatures climbing a couple of degrees as a few more clouds move in. showers and thunderstorm s are likely on veterans day, especially after noon. those will continue into wednesday night. many of us will have at least a half- inch of rain from that system, and some of the storms may be strong in southern iowa. very blustery winds kick in wednesday night and thursday with some gusts
third dose of the m-m-r vaccine for free, starting tomorrow. the vaccine helps fight against measles, mumps, and rubella. health officials have diagnosed more than one hundred cases on campus since summer. university officials say they expect three to four thousand students to get the shot. one student on campus says she didn't notice how big a problem mumps had become, until the university sent out an email about the vaccine. she's opting out of the shot. "i have very huge fear of needles, so i think i'm just going to try to stay healthy and take other precautions." the university of iowa has been working with the iowa department of public health, since it discovered the first case of mumps there last spring. it's important for patients battling diseases like cancer to get regular check-ups with their
doctors. but many people struggle getting to the doctor's office because of transportatio n issues. holly firfer discovers a new system helping cancer patients get to their treatments on time. it's early on a wednesday morning. and darlene and margie.. are headed to the doctor. they laugh like old friends.. but the two only recently met after darlene got bad news. after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and undergoing treatment successfully . she got a phone call. they had discovered the cancer had come back."but since her first diagnosis, darlene's eyesight has begun to falter and her doctors have advised her not to drive anymore. that's where margie comes in. she volunteers as a driver for the american cancer society's program 'road to recovery', pairing volunteers with cancer patients who need help getting to their treatments. for a cancer patient to get effectiveness out of their treatment, that treatment needs to occur in a certain sequence, and at a certain frequency.according to the american cancer society, every day thousands of cancer patients across the country need rides to their appointments. so the organization is constantly looking for people who can offer assistance .. even if they only have a little time to give. "just knowing the transportation assistance is there for me is invaluable.for today's health minute, i'm holly firfer. the bird flu hit iowa farms
david geiger. ---- earlier in the year.. 72 commercial poultry farms were confirmed with the bird flu virus.. well the iowa department of agriculture announced on friday that the quarantines on all of those farms have been lifted.. and they are free to restock birds. all of the sites had to be cleaned and disinfected.. go through tests.. and then undergo a three week fallow period.. 77 total locations were affected by the high path avian influenza.. with 31 and a half million birds.. and.. it knocked out nearly a half of iowa egg laying hens so far this fall.. there has not been a resurgence of the virus. ---- a pair of wisconsin representatives last week introduced a bill that tries to save taxpayers billions dollars through cuts in crop insurance.. it's called the affirm act.. and representativ e ron kind says it will still give a strong safety net for farmers.. he says the current crop insurance program is wasteful and in need of reform.. he claims it will save 24 billion dollars over ten years... this bill comes on the heels of a budget deal that cuts crop insurance by three billion
---- last week ended like it started in grains.. with a sideways market... analyst jamey kohake has the recap "just kind of a choppy trade, continuing to see a weakness to the downside. there isn't a whole lot of fresh news out. we're winding harvest down.." "we've got big supplies northwest, we've got tight supplies out east, there's rumors of importing corn out east. but i still think the big number is exports with corn and beans. we're fairly low priced in the world market, and can that keep the market supported? also, too, the x factor to shop for is the u.s. dollar, we are sharply higher there today up over a full point right now." "doesn't make a whole lot of sense, earlier in the week it looked like cash would have hung in at least steady. maybe $138 area hopefully, started to see long liquidations, stops being hit, panic selling. i still think there's one more rally in this. i think you still trade 140 cash coming into your end and i wouldn't get caught up in selling today's lows at all and we can see where we are next week." "i do actually like the action
this week, when the cattle were getting slaughtered and the hogs actually hung in half way. really need the cash markets to turn around, i think you get any type of bullish news any type of cutouts, cash hanging together for a few days in a row, fresh packer demand, you could see a 3-5 dollar pop very, very quick." ---- mid-last week.. iowa senator joni ernst's resolution of disapproval passed the senate.. the bill would end the expanded definition of the e-p-a and army corps of engineer's waters of the u.s. rule... which she says would expand e-p-a jurisdiction to 97 percent of the state. ernst says even farmers doing good practices are worried.. "so, in the midst of that, we have many farmers who are currently engaged in conservation projects. they don't even know if they can proceed with conservation projects to protect water sources, because they are afraid that they will end up with excessive fines from the epa for doing conservation projects." the bill had bipartisan support and is likely to pass in the house.. but the white house has threatened to veto the bill if
it passes. ---- and that's it for the show today.. thanks for joining.. i'll see you again tomorrow. ---- we'll post a video every day in the agribusiness section of kcrg.com. you'll find it under the news tab. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3.24 oc cedar rapids saw a series of violent shootings over the summer, at least one involving young teenagers. one high school student wants to end the violence, by encouraging kids to be active in sports. violence is a growing problem
people across the country and right here in iowa. one cedar rapids teenager wants to keep kids away from violence, by breaking down the barriers that often keep them out of organized sports. in our show you care spotlight, kcrg-tv9's sarah mccarthy shows us how he plans to do that. on senior night at this xavier volleyball game, 16:28:08 "now let's meet our seniors and their parents." white roses mark years of commitment to the sport. it's a commitment senior daniel richardson knows well. 16:08:48 "as a kid i played basketball, soccer, football, baseball the whole works. so, it was a great experience." an experience he says every child should have, but many can't afford. that's why tonight, he's standing on the sidelines.. 16:22:33 "let me know if anyone comes." with a mission. 16:31:25 "he said, 'dad, i have this idea, i've been involved in youth sports my whole life and i understand there are a lot of kids out there who decide not to participate because they can't afford a pair of cleats or a bat or a baseball glove.'" gear that daniel is now collecting to give to anyone in need. he hopes gloves and helmets others have outgrown will help kids find
positive ways to stay busy. 16:09:55 "there's been a lot of shootings with young kids in our area. that's definitely a huge problem in our nation as well. when kids stay active and are able to have teammates to support them that they can trust and rely on, they won't maybe lean toward the bad things." 16:06:50 "there's a lot of statistics about kids that are involved and engaged in things are more successful academically and sociayand in sports, it's n for kids n danielos willlead to changes beyond theurt. :10:55 "it's just being that guy people can rely on, being a good teammate d working hard inery aspectf your life, en it's not sports." in cedar pids, sarah mccarthy, rg-tv9ws. richardson is working with
and girls club, to distribute the gear. we're now taking nominations for the nine who care awards. each year, t-v nine and our show you care sponsors honor nine outstanding eastern iowa volunteers. you can nominate a volunteer by going to kcrg dot com, slash care. nominations are due by december first. police are investigating several deadly shootings in the des moines area over the weekend. one happened in a community that's seen no homicides in decades. and a jury hands down a verdict, in the first-degree murder trial of a cedar rapids man. meteorologist justin gehrts updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert forecast. stay with tv9. the jury finds a cedar rapids
girlfriend in the marion hy-vee parking lot. we're live from the courthouse with the latest updates in the nicholas luerkens murder case the university of missouri's president says he is resigning amid racial tensions on campus. and republican presidential candidates aren't backing up dr. ben carson over controversy from his alleged violent past. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at midday. this midday, a jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a cedar rapids man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend. on friday, the jury heard closing arguments and started to discuss their decision on the case. prosecutors say 33-year- old nicholas luerkens ambushed and stabbed 29 year-old lynnsey donald several times in the marion hy-vee parking lot in april. they said there was clear and overwhelming evidence that luerkens planned donald's murder.
kcrg-tv9's dave franzman is live at the linn county courthouse. dave, what was that verdict? brady, that decision by the linn county jury here was guilty of first degree murder. that decision came only a half hour after the jury returned today after failing to agree on friday. "we the jury find the defendant nicholas john luerkens guilty of murder in the first degree. " that verdict means luerkens will spend the rest of his life in prison "we the jury find the defendant nicholas john luerkens guilty of murder in the first degree. " that verdict means luerkens will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole. the defense on friday pleaded with jurors to consider second degree murder based on luerkens' signs of mental instability mainly serious depression. but the evidence, including a journal the defendant kept with the notation "kill lynnsey, probably played a significant role in convincing jurors that luerkens knew what he was doing despite his depression. in comments later, family members of lynnsey
donald thanked police and prosecutors for their efforts. the linn county attorney says having a security video show the actual crime as it happened was a first for a major case in linn county. live in cedar rapids, dave franzman kcrg tv9 news thanks, dave. officials are searching for a suspect who they say shot and killed one person and injured three others, near new york city's penn station. the shooting happened this morning around 6 and spilled into the streets. penn station is one of the nation's busiest transit hubs. police are searching for a suspect vehicle, but have made no arrests. officials in central iowa are investigating three homicides that all happened within 48 hours of each other. deputies responded to a fight outside
evolution nightclub around 2 a.m sunday. that's on the des moines' north side behind the bridgestone plant by interstates 80 and 35. when they arrived, they heard several gunshots. they found 20-year-old dashwan smith with a gunshot wound, and took him to the hospital, where he died. 3 other people also went to the hospital. " there were several hundred people in and around the club when this incident occurred what we need is the communities help. officials are still looking for the suspect in sunday's shooting. police took a 17-year-old into custody on saturday night for the shooting death of a 28-year-old man on friday night. and 42-year-old brendan mcguinness is charged in waukee, for the shooting death of 41-year-old gino risola on saturday morning. this is the first recorded homicide in waukee--a suburb of des moines-- since 1977. waterloo police are investigating gunshots that hit a car and a house. police responded to a car crash near vinton and
yesterday afternoon. that's when they found a car with bullet holes up against a tree. the waterloo- cedar falls courier reports bullets also hit a house nearby. no one was hurt. family and friends will hold a funeral for a 6-year-old boy in louisiana today. deputy marshals norris greenhouse and derrick stafford face second-degree murder charges in the death of jeremy mardis. investigators say they were chasing an s-u-v with the boy inside last week, trying to serve a warrant to the boy's father. that's when they fired at least 18 shots at the s-u-v, killing mardis and critically injuring his father. "we're not aware of any warrant or anything at this time or exactly what transpired as to why they were encountering that vehicle." family and friends of the boy say they want answers as to why the officers opened fire. first, meteorologis t justin gehrts has
your first alert forecast, justin... this afternoon's weather is going to be spectacular! we'll have full sunshine with highs in the middle 50s and a light wind. tomorrow is looking pretty good, too, with temperatures climbing a couple of degrees as a few more clouds move in. showers and thunderstorm s are likely on veterans day, especially after noon. those will continue into wednesday night. many of us will have at least a half- inch of rain from that system, and some of the storms may be strong in southern iowa. very blustery winds kick in wednesday night and thursday with some gusts well over 40 mph possible. the week will end on a much cooler note, too.today: sunny high: 51-57 winds: s 5-10 alo: 54 dbq: 53 iow: 55 the university of missouri's
after critics say he didn't do enough to address racism on campus. university officials are holding an emergency meeting this morning to address concerns over that issue. abc's elizabeth hur is in new york with more. liz intro: concerned faculty members are now taking part in a walkout.. saying they stand united with the students and football players who feel that the school president has failed them and he has to go. pkg script: an extraordinary show of solidarity at the university of missouri.. jason reese / university of missouri football player"you know, we're a team. i'm not allowed to comment on much, so like i said we're just going to all stay together as a team and we all made this decision as a team." more than 30 football players.. even the team's coach vowing to boycott.. and now the faculty holding a two-day walkout.. "do not engage!" joining students.. protesting president tim wolfe's handling of a string of racial incidents on campus.. including reports of students being called the n-word and a swastika scrawled on a dorm wall. ayanna poole / concerned student"we're willing to stay out here until he resigns or he's fired and there's no compromise." tensions intensifying after this
october homecoming.. wolfe' s car pushing its way through a group of protesters.. tim wolfe / president, university of missouri"my actions will support my words." students - "what actions? you didn't show action when you were in your car." football coach gary pinkel cancelling practice and tweeting this picture over the weekend.. writing "the mizzou family stands as one.. we are united. we are behind our players." tim wolfe / president, university of missour"racis m is unacceptable, it's absolutely unacceptable and we have to eliminate it." student: "i want you resigned, we want you to leave?you don't care about racism." elizabeth hur oncam close: overnight.. wolfe told abc news, he is not resigning.. in the mteantime.. university officials holding that emergency meeting told students the outcome of that meeting will be sent out via email. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. wednesday is veterans day, and the university of northern iowa has events scheduled to mark the holiday all week. today they'll hold a military and veteran student services open house starting at 11 a-m. tomorrow, u-n-i will host a campus-wide scavenger hunt. that starts at 5 o'clock
tomorrow evening. then on wednesday, the r-o-t-c will have a flag ceremony at 10:50 in the morning. they will also have a veterans day program starting at 3:30 p-m. the northeast iowa community college calmar campus is also recognizing u-s military veterans and students for their service, with events planned this week. today they're hosting a free lunch by the vet-2-vet mentoring program. this is from 11 o'clock to 12- 30 this afternoon, by the fireplace in the student center. if you're one of the first 12 students, you'll receive a free lunch. on wednesday, they're hosting a veterans fair, from 10 a-m to 1 p-m. this is also in the student center. off again tomorrow night in milwaukee. and ben carson and marco rubio are on the defensive--battling accusations over their pasts. abc's megan hughes has the details. pkg script: ben carson is firing back as his life story has been sot- ben carson / going back decades who can be 100% accurate about
anything, if you can show me that person, i will sit at their knee and learn." so far his strategy seems to be to blame the "biased media." and his campaign claims its raked in millions in contributions as a result. here's carson on this week. sot - "in the end, do you think all of these questions are going to really help your campaign?" ben carson "yes, because people are clearly able to see what's going on. of people that come up and say, don't let them get you down." at issue--stories in his best selling autobiography gifted hands. his campaign now admits carson never applied to west point even though he said he was offered a scholarship. marco rubio's campaign has also been forced to dig up the past--in his case- -credit card statements. saturday his campaign released two years worth of charges made to his state republican party credit card when he was a florida legislator. and "the donald" also took a trip down memory lane. he was back on saturday night live for the first time since 2004. natsot - donald trump "you used to call me on my cell phone!" the show went on despite protests. protest organizers offered $5,000 to any audience member who would shout criticism at the donald. natsot - larry david / comedian "trump is a racist" guest larry david made it part of the show.
natsot david - "trump's a racist!" trump - "what are you doing larry?" david - "i heard if i yelled that, they'd give me businessman i can respect that." megan hughes oncam close: field will be a bit smaller. candidates mike huckabee and chris christie did not have enough hughes, abc news, new york. donald trump is getting some mixed reviews for his latest appearance on nationalt-v... exciting show from a group down under. meteorologist justin gehrts
looking pretty good, too, with temperatures climbing a couple of degrees as a few more clouds move in. showers and thunderstorm s are likely on veterans day, especially after noon. those will continue into wednesday night. many of us will have at least a half- inch of rain from that system, and some of the storms may be strong in southern iowa. very blustery winds kick in wednesday night and thursday
well over 40 mph possible. the week will end on a much cooler note, too.today: sunny high: 51-57 winds: s 5-10 alo: 54 dbq: 53 iow: 55 tonight: clear low: 28-34 winds: se 5-10 alo: 30 dbq: 31 iow: 31 tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 54-60 winds: se 10-20 alo: 56 dbq: 55 iow: 57 tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 43-49 winds: se 10-20 alo: 46 dbq: 45 iow: 47 wednesday: showers/stor ms high: 59 - low: 46 thursday: p/cloudy, very windy high: 51 - low: 40 friday: m/cloudy, still windy
donald trump set off a controversial stir in ratings for saturday night live. and the new 007 movie "spectre" is setting records at the box office, and for the james bond franchise. jason nathanson has your showbiz wrap. nats trump walking on stage donald trump does draw a crowd. about ten million people watched the republican presidential hopeful host saturday night live... a few million more than saw miley cyrus and hillary clinton last month. the donald even joked about his hosting duties. sot trump "honestly, i didn't have anything better to do." there were detractors. demonstrators outside the snl studio accused nbc of giving trump a platform for his racist rhetoric about mexicans. nats welcoming war cry british royals prince charles
camilla got a spectacular maori welcome in new zealand. the royal couple wore traditional maori cloaks as they watched bare-chested warriors perform a war cry and paddle in a parade of canoes. the heir to the british throne is spending 12-days down under. nats "spectre" james bond stormed the box office this weekend. the new action-blockbuster "spectre" took in an estimated 73-million dollars, making it the second-biggest bond opening of all time. the 24th film in the 53-year old series stars daniel craig, and reportedly cost $250 million to produce. nats "the peanuts movie" charlie brown and snoopy held their own against bond. "the peanuts movie" took second place with a strong $45 million dollars in ticket sales, and providing a family alternative to daniel craig's bombs and martinis. and that's what's happening in hollywood, i'm jason nathanson, abc news, los angeles. the mercy auxiliary is preparing for its annual holiday fundraiser. we'll have
this year, tthis year, the mercy auxiliary will host its annual holiday fund raiser, mistletoe market. joyce klimes with the mercy auxiliary joins us with more details. joyce, the auxiliar has been around for more than 90 years to support mercy medical center. the auxiliary raises thousands of dollars each year for the hospital - to help fund areas of greatest need. the event is this thursday, correct? tell us about mistletoe market. you've brought some of the locally-made items that will be for sale. what do we have here? how much do you hope to raise and where will
"we the jury find the defendant nicholas john luerkens guilty of murder in the first degree back to our top stories this midday. that was the jury reaching a guilty verdict in the first degree murder trial of nicholas luerkens. the cedar rapids man admitted to stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in a marion hy-vee parking lot. luerken's sentencing is scheduled for january 8th. now, one last look at this morning's weather, justin.
this afternoon's weather is going to be spectacular! we'll have full sunshine with highs in the middle 50s and a light wind. tomorrow is looking pretty good, too, with temperatures climbing a couple of degrees as a few more clouds move in. showers and thunderstorm s are likely on veterans day, especially after noon. those will continue into
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