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dangerous place for anyone to be. "this has been a pretty unusual winter here in the midwest, we've had flooding issues, we've had warmer than normal temperatures, we've had lake levels that have been up and down and flows that have been high and then low again. " officials at coralville lake are in the process of trying to drop the water to a normal winter pool, meaning water is dropping by as much as a foot per day... making conditions very unstable. investigators say wymer was on the lake with 51- year-old michael felton to take a picture of a nearby home when their canoe flipped. neither wymer or felton had on a life jacket. "it's not a good time to be in the water for any reason, the flows are coming through at irregular rates, the ice is not stable and again if you have to be on the water for some reason, absolutely have your life jacket on you. " meanwhile at solon high school grief counselors were brought in monday to help student's cope with the loss of one of their classmates. churches are also opening their doors as a gathering spot for students after school. "it's such a tight knit high school, and from freshmen to
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seniors, upperclassmen, lower classmen, they all know each other, they all get along, and we just wanted them to be surrounded by other kids and care for them. " those grief consolers will be on hand all week at the school. officials are urging students to come to school to be with their need. in johnson county, mark carlson, kcrg tv 9 news. there will be a candle light vigil for tanner wymer in front of solon high school at 7:30 this evening. additional support will be available at the solon united methodist church from seven to ten this evening. and st. mary's catholic church will have support available on an on-going basis. this week, the state medical examiner's office will perform an autopsy on a le grand, iowa, man who died in a snowmobile accident. the marshall county sheriff's office says 25 year old travis
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snowmobile when it rolled over onto him, killing him. searchers found him last friday evening in a field northeast of le grand. a gun shot injured a two year old dubuque boy sunday evening. police say they found the two year old boy with injuries to his jaw around 11:45 last night at 942 main street. police say the shots came from a handgun. the hospital has not released his condition. kcrg-tv9's dubuque bureau chief katie wiedemann joins us now. katie, what are police telling you? they tell us there is still quite a bit of confusion about what happened. including where the call for help first came from. police say the boy was shot here at 9-42 main street. but the original call to 9-1-1 said it happened at 9-20 main street. take a listen to dispatch traffic right after the call came in. "all cars report of a possible shooting at 920 main street. we
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accidentally shot. they were going to be transporting them in a green camry. then they disconnected." " police say they arrived on the scene before the child left in that green camry. they say some people at the scene told officers the child was not actually shot, but rather was cut by some broken glass. but investigators say as paramedics took a closer look at him, they determined he did in fact have a gun shot wound. police say, right now, they still aren't sure if the person who pulled the trigger of that hand gun was an adult or one of the other children who were inside the building at the time. "right now it does not appear to be any criminal intent in regards specifically to the gun shot wound. " according to the dubuque zoning department, the first floor of 9-42 main is zoned for commercial use only. but, police say the first floor of the building, where the shooting happened, was being used as a
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make shift apartment. the zoning department says they are now investigating why people were living here. right now police say no one faces any charges for the shooting. but criminal charges are a possibility. live in dubuque katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 news. remember that when you see news, call newsline nine. that number is 319-365-9999. you can also send us pictures and videos to newsroom at kcrg dot com. meteorologist joe winters joins us now with your first forecast. joe, what's ahead for tonight? warming weather continues build we head through the first work week of 2016. highs rise into the lower to middle 30s ahead of a storm system that affects us as early as wednesday. this will give us a chance to work on some of the ice that still remains on the sidewalks and parking lots for our late december storm. look for some isolated rain/snow showers to develop wednesday, with the best chance coming later thursday into friday. this could have travel impacts and needs to be monitored as we move through the week. tonight: partly cloudy low: 10-16
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winds: se 5-15tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 27-33 winds: s 10-20 back to you. the national weather service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in eastern iowa on december 23rd. this is video from the e-f one tornado that hit the hiawatha area at about 4:30 that afternoon. it packed peak wind speeds of 95 miles per hour and damaged trees and about a dozen homes. another e-f one tornado touched down about 5:30 p-m near the dubuque county town of luxemberg. it damaged trees and out buildings on two farms. to read more about this, go to the "weather water cooler" on the weather page of kcrg dot co meteorologist justin gehrts has more details about those two rare winter tornadoes. the new year brought one new member to the cedar rapids city council.
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three incumbents and the one new council member, scott overland, took oaths of office in the council chambers this morning. in recent city council elections, a focus was flood recovery from the high water in 2008. but the newest member thinks that focus has now shifted. "i think now we've largely recovered from the flood we have the opportunity to move forward to other issues in the community" overland says one priority for him is establishing a neighborhood finance corporation office to help rehabilitate older housing in the city. in addition to overland, council members ann poe, susie weinacht and scott olson were sworn in for four-year terms. a waterloo organization says it needs a new shelter to handle a growing number of homeless men, and especially with more cold weather coming. the catholic worker house is trying to raise 45 thousand dollars to buy a house near its other two locations. the organization started 34
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it takes in men, women, and families who need a place to stay. it has raised about a third of the goal through a fund raising letter. iowa voters now have an easier way to register for this november's presidential election. secretary of state paul pate unveiled the new electronic voter registration system in des moines. the iowa department of transportation is housing the new system and it's available by any device with internet connection. people have to have a driver's license or state-issued i-d to utilize the new electronic voter registration system. secretary pate says he wants all eligible citizens to participate in the electoral process and this brings iowa one step closer to that goal. " this is going to be a great tool to help in the voting process in the election process because it'll give us more current and up to date records so we can reduce the lines on election day." some are concerned about the new system because it excludes roughly 145-thousand eligible voters because those
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people don't have a drivers license or state i-d. secretary pate said his office wants to fix this gap when more funding is available. the iowa caucuses are four weeks away, and candidates are increasing their campaign efforts as february first approaches. stay
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four weeks from tonight the iowa caucuses take place, and that means we'll be seeing more
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campaigns from both parties are increasing their efforts across the state. democrat hillary clinton made several stops throughout iowa today. republican donald trump released his first t-v campaign ad. "he'll stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that mexico will pay for. we will make america great again." this is trump's first political ad and there is already a controversial response. according to politifact, the footage used during the mexico immigration segment is actually from morocco. the trump campaign responded to this saying the use of this footage was intentional and selected to demonstrate the severe impact of an open border. the number of campaign appearances by candidates will steadily increase this month. and kcrg t-v nine's dave franzman is here to talk about the political crunch time. bruce, we took a look at the campaign calendar for all 15 major candidates... three democrats
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and a dozen republicans. and between now and january 16th, less than two weeks, it's difficult to find a day without multiple candidates in the state. for instance, january 6th... huckabee, rubio, cruz and carson. or maybe january 9th... cruz, o'malley, trump and sanders. we counted up 27 events by 10 candidates during that time period. one of those events on the calendar, a hillary clinton rally, drew a crowd of about 500 to the newbo city market. although democrats have only three candidates on the ballot, some in the crowd wondered just how many undecideds remain with the caucuses exactly four weeks away. it's an even more pressing question for republicans. with a dozen candidates still in the running, a party co-chair in linn county wouldn't be surprised if more than half the county's republicans haven't settled on one candidate. "i think 70 percent of the people out here who are republicans have a handful of people they're willing to vote for and they're not exactly sure
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among those 2-3-4-5." co-chair mason says republicans have a habit of waiting until the last two weeks before the caucuses to decide for sure. but this time he suspects some republicans may wait until the final days before deciding. and he can even see many caucus goers waiting until they enter the caucus site on the evening of february 1st to make a final decision. bruce? marion high school is seeing a coaching shake-up. and we'll have this week's best catches in another edition of john's big ol' fish. stay with your 24 hour news
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warming weather continues build we head through the first work week of 2016. highs rise into the lower to middle 30s ahead of a storm system that affects us as early as wednesday. this will give us a chance to work on some of the ice that still remains on
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december storm. look for some isolated rain/snow showers to develop wednesday, with the best chance coming later thursday into friday. this could have travel impacts and needs to be monitored as we move through the week. tonight: partly cloudy low: 10-16 winds: se 5-15tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 27-33
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mostly cloudy low: 17-23 winds: s 5-15wednesday: iso. rain/snow late high: 33 - low: 20 thursday: rain/snow likely high: 35 - low: 30 friday: rain/snow likely high: 36 - low: 32 saturday: chance of snow high: 32 - low: 32 sunday: clearing & colder high: 17 - low: 14 monday: chance of snow
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welcome to first avenue draught house where we are getting ready for on iowa live in a just a few minutes over on kcrg 9.2. big high school coaching news today.. marion football coach tony perkins announced his retirement after 32 years of coaching. coach perkins spent 17 years as
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marion carving out a 104-60 record. he was just one win shy of matching les hipple's all-time record at marion . after 32 years of coaching here i think it is time to spend time with my family and step back. we had the priviledge of going 9-0 i told them i would get a tat. and step back. we had the priviledge of going 9-0 i told them i would get a tat. what i regret the most is not sitting back and enjoy those times instead also pushing forward to the next level. sot :34 oc: "next level" we have a great show planned tonight.. we have a great show planned tonight.. former hawkeyes kevonte-martin-manley, keenan davis, and lew montgomery will join us to talk about iowa rose bowl loss stanford. ... the iowa men's basketball team made it into the rankings for the first
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time this season at no. 19 after beating no. 1 michigan state and no. 14 purdue last week. the hawkeyes face nebraska tomorrow at carver hawkeye arena. despite knocking off two ranked teams last week, the team isn't celebrating. "we always say you can't let one game define you. you feel awful after we lose to iowa state after having the lead, but that can't define you. then you have one big win or two big wins, that can't define you." "the guys that have been here have that mentality that we can win on the road at any place. i think that we're showing the young guys that have never been there before that they can do it as well. so i think it's just great for everybody." "you can't worry about being ranked now. it only counts at the end of the year. you have what, 16 games left in the big ten season? that's a lot of time." trt: 31 oc: "that's a lot time" the iowa women with a big game game tonight against former hawkeye coach c vivian stringer and rutgers. that game tips off at 7:00 at carver and we will have highlights and postgame for
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and finally it's monday time for another edition of john's big ole fish. in 2016 it still takes two hands to handle a whopper. conner duncan caught his big flathead near vinton. kenzie and caitlyn boren hooked up with grandpa for a pair of lunkers. calen claypool is all msiles with the northern he caught and released at little sand lake. lucy murphy of dubuque caught her big ol fish at little spirit lake. now here is a good looking blue gill caught by a good looking guy. gabe creek of calmar caught it while fishing with grandpa steve. becky stamy landed this nice lake mcbride largemouth on her 32nd wedding anniversary. how about this 4 pound 4 ounce smallie that amy nicholson caught and released in minnesota. christopher schmidt hit is big at lake hawthorn while fishing with bass pro fishermen lance baker and kary ray. farl greene jr.'s friends wanted you to see what he caught at pleasant creek. and
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check this out. spencer and parker calcott hooked the same fish at the same time at lake darlin it is going to be a good year. with all my fishing friends, this is john campbell reporting.
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thanks scott. and now to first alert storm team meteorologis
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warming weather continues build we head through the first work week of 2016. highs rise into the lower to middle 30s ahead of a storm system that affects us as early as wednesday. this will give us a chance to work on some of the ice that still remains on the sidewalks and parking lots for our late december storm. look for some isolated rain/snow showers to develop wednesday, with the best chance coming later thursday into friday. this could have travel impacts and needs to be monitored as we move through the week. tonight: partly cloudy low: 10-16 winds: se 5-15tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 27-33
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