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system is still on track to impact iowa on friday into saturday with a mix of precipitation possible. we'll want to watch that one carefully as it does have ample moisture to cold high: 1-7 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 4 dbq: 2 iow: 7tonight: increasing clouds low: -5-1 winds: wsw 5-10 alo: -5 dbq: -4 iow: 0tomorrow: chance of light snow high: 16-22 17 iow: 20tomorrow night: chance of light snow low: 2-8 winds: wnw 15-25 alo: 4 dbq: 4 iow: 7 thanks kaj. iowa's lawmakers are all back in des moines this morning for the start of the l lislative session. representatives and senators want to follow up on some things from last year, while keeping their eye on new developments this year. kcrg-tv9's brady smith is live in des moines this morning. brady, w wt can we expect this session? mo of the lawmakers we spoke with yestday say they're keeping an eye on the state's move to
medicaid system. k-12 education funding as their top priority. you might remember that last year, lawmakers went several weeks past their deadline on coming to an agreement on that issue. and it finally ended with governor branstad vetoing the 55.7 million dollar agreement the legislature finally came to. representative dave jacoby says democrats and republicans will need to sort of re- learn w to work together on the issue. "we've dug quite a deep hole with what the governor has done to education ithe last fouor five years. so now we have to make an incremental improvement. and incremental - to me - means at leaea 3 percent allowable growth. " jacoby also wants to see the state create more incentives for teacher leadership programs and
other lawmakers we spoke with say improving iowa's water quality, helping small and upstart businesses get off the ground, and domestic violence prevention are on the agenda. in des moines, brady smith, kcrg tv9 news. with just weeks left until the iowa caucuses, candidates are all over iowa talking to voters. and despite any poll numbers, we still have a dozen candidates for the republicans and three for the democrats. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders joins us live in the studio this morning. forrest, for the democrats it seems like hillary clinton will have the lead going into the caucuses. that's right. hans hasell, assistant professor of politics at cornell joins us. according to the new york times... hillary clinton holds a three-point edge
bernie sanders in iowa, a tightening of the race with roughly three weeks until voting begins, according to a new set of surveys of likely voters from nbc/the wall street journal/marist. in iowa, mrs. clinton has 48 percent of support and mr. sanders has 45 percent as the competition contentious. martin o'malley, the third democratic presidential candidate, has 5 percent in iowa, meaning he will most likely qualify for the next presidential bate. but in new hampshire, the survey also found mr. sanders at 50 percent, to 46 percent for mrs. clinton. that margin is smaller than a recent fox news survey, in which mr. sanders led mrs. clinton by 13 points. an nbc survey last month showed mr. sanders ahead by nine points in new hampshire. the surveys also found mr. sanders, buoyed by the support of independent voters, outperforms mrs. clinton in hypothetical general-election matchups in both states
hampshire, mr. sanders, who is from neighboring vermont, beats all three, while in iowa he tops mr. trump and mr. cruz and is tied with mr. rubio. thank you hans, we'll check back in with you on another candidate in our next half hour. otherwise back to you guys on the desk. five people in cedar falls don't have a home this morning after a fire at their duplex. the waterloo- cedar falls courier reports crews responded to 25-16 tremont street shortly after 6 yesterday morning -- that's just east of u-n-i. crews found the fire in a dividing wall between 2 apartments and put it out. 5 of the 6 people living there were home at the time and made it out. investigators haven't released a cause. five teenagers are facing felony charges after waterloo police say they robbed a food-delivery
order. the waterloo- cedar falls courier reports officers responded to a robbery to 1935 mulberry street on friday night just before 8. that was a vacant house. police say when a driver from china king restaurant in evansdale delivered to the house, the five teens robbed the driver of money and food. police say the group used a handgun in the incident. those charged with second-degree robbery include 17- year-old robert brecunier, 19-year-old isaiah zacharias, 15- year-old tyrese grays, 17-year-old natasha herrmann, and 17-year-old kyle smith. police said burglary charges are also pending because of the vacant house. fire and police crews are investigating after someone drove into a building in hiawatha, causing a gas leak. the fire department says it happenedd shortly before 4 pm yesterday in the 800 block of robins road. crews say the person drove into the side of a building, touching off a gas leak.
afterward. crews told tv-9 that one person was hurt. cedar rapids police are investigating a series of shootings from over the weekend that hurt four people. the first was in the 1500 block of 5th avenue se at about 7:30 friday night. police say one person was hit there. then, two more shootings w)thin a few blocks of each other. at 1:45 saturday morning, cedar rapids police arrived at a shooting in the 900 block of maplewood drive northeast. investigators say gunshots injured another person. about 20 minutes earlier, police were called to a third location, near the intersection of 18th street and "a" avenue northeast. investigators say 2 people went to a nearby hospital. police say that all of the people hurt are expected to survive. at this point, cedar rapipi police have not announced any arrests. whenever you see news, call newsline nine. that number is 319-365-9999. you can also send pictures and newewtips to newsroom at
one kentucky car collector is showing love for his late wife through one car in particular. and it is quickly becoming a big money-raiser for one eastern iowa charity. michael verst of kentucky donated this classic 1966 volkswagon convertible to camp courageous. the year-round program for disabled campers plans to sell raffle tickets until the fall to raise money for camp facilities. in our show you care spotlight, kcrg tv 9's dave franzman says there's mor to this story than just a gift to a charity. this 50-year-old volkswagen cabriolet would certainly stir up some car collectors. although not in entirely original c cdition, a serious car fan might bid 20 to 30-thousand dollars to own it. it's not for sale. instead, camp courageous volunteers are running a raffle with one lucky winner. and the story behind the car has helped sell 20- thousand dollars in tickets so far. " the fact people find out about the car and whait's about...
here's the story. michael verst's wife karen was diagnosed with bone cancer in the late 1990's... and he restored the bug named "gracie" to mint conditioioas a gift to her recovery. cancer and anymore. he adapted an aomatic transmission, perhaps the only one for this model in existance, so she could keep driving her beloved "bug" until her death in 2013. " i feel that god will let it go to a good home... i feel anybody donating to camp courageous knows it's going to a great cause " kentucky resident verst had no connection with camp courageous until a f years ago when, as part of a car club group, he went to a show in fairireld. "he traveled to iowa and heard all about it from a parent of a camper who realized the highlight for their son was coming every year to camp courageous " "camp courageous has raffled off more expensive items before... 20 years ago
three quarters of a million dollars. by the time this raffle is finished... this classic car is probably going to be number two." organizers expect to collect 50-thousand dollars before the raffle ends. when warmer weather returns, gracie will hit the car show circuit, football games and other stops where car lovers can take a look, buy a chance and dream of driving her home. dave franzman kcrg tv9 news. the camp courageous raffle of the donated classic volkswagen beetle runs until late september. the camp is selling tickets for 25-dollars apiece or three for 50- dollars. still to come this morning, hepatitis c can destroy your liver and even cause death. and doctors have a cure, but not everyone who has hepatitis c is able to get this cure. thad's coming up on today's healthy life. plan on more clouds in the sky
morning to be down again around -20 in many areas. the rest of the week should feature a warming trend - warm enough in fact that we thursday.
our next system is still on track to impact iowa on friday into saturday with a mix of precipitation possible. we'll want to watch that one carefully as it does have ample moisture to work with. today: mostly sunny, cold high: 1-7
resources are." governor terry branstad wants to get reliable funding for water quality.. while adding a couple decades more of educational resource money. good morning.. this is david geiger. several months but last week the governor announced a proposal he's working on that would fund both education and water quality until the mid- 21st century. branstad says the nutrient reduction strategy is good.. but the problem was a lack of reliable funding.. in 2008 the governor and iowa congress passed a 20 year sales tax that would go to school infrastructure on a per student basis.. the governor now wants to extend that another 20 years.. guaranteeing t t first 10 million dollars of growth every year to education.. using an average two point eight five percent annual increase.. but on top of that, any additional revenue would be the ongoing, permanent source of funding for the e trient reduction strategy. "it would also go to point-
non-point. it would generate $20.7 billion dollars for schools over this period of time. and just t under $4.7 billion for water quality." the water quality funding would start out small, but grow to be much larger.. governor
branstad says this proposal will take a lot of people working together in agriculture business and eduction to get it through.. "it's a big bold plan, it's probably the boldest thing i've ever recommended as governor. you know, to deal with both school infrastructure, water quality, and to do it without raising taxes." this plan is still just a proposal and is subject to change as more input is put in. the iowa legislature would have to pass the extension of funding.. by the sales tax. ---- feeder cattle saw a sharp downturn on friday.. with
the grain markets are in a sideways movement after the macro economy problems throughout last week.. they're looking at the grains report tomorrow. "well, we've had a little bit of interaction with the investment class as the gyrations have happened over in the stock market. typically there's an inverse correlation.." "between commodities and equities so when the stockckmarket's selling off we can get a little more interest in parking some money in commodities that's helped us to a degree this week but the main thing is positioning for the usda reports on tuesday." "the market was overbought and yesterday the longs kind of made a statement. they exited, sold with both hands as it were, my argument has been that we've seen the bulk of the rally in the cattle. we need higher cutouts to do that. to do more. and we need the hogs to cooperate. in other words, hog markets are kind of the key here." "so exports are kind of
production's going to slow down a little bit here. we have a limiting factor here of course. the sow herd's getting bigger, and the pigs per litter were record large in that sep- nov period but technically the hogs are acting okay yet. so short term i think the hogs can support the today's show... thanks for joining us on the agribusiness report.. i'll see you again next time. ---- 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
by y chance of light snow, primarily in the evening hours. an arctic front is responsible for squeezing out the snow showers tonight. nobody should exceed an incnc with most areas just picking up a few tenths of an inch of fluffy snow. wind will pick after midnight with temperatures falling fast. plalaon wind chills tuesday morning to be down again around -20 in many areas. the rest of the week should feature a waraing trend - wars enough in fact that we should be back above freezing by thursday. our next system is still on track to impact iowa on friday into saturday with a mix of precipitation possible. we'll want to watch th
ample moisture to work with. today: mostly sunny, cold high: 1-7 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 4 dbq: 2 iow: 7tonight: increasing clouds low: -5-1 winds: wsw 5-10 alo: -5 dbq: -4 iow: 0tomorrow: chance of light snow high: 16-22 winds: ssw 5-10 alo: 16 dbq: 17 iow: 20tomorrow night: chance of light snow low: 2-8 winds: wnw 15-25 alo: 4 dbq: 4 iow: 7 millions of americans have hepatitis c, a chronic disease that attacks your liver and in some cases
new drugs can cure the virus, but as martie salt reports, that's only good news for some people. meet jeffrey acocella and dirk stokes. two faces of hepatitis c. "i felt very tired, fatigued." hep c, as it's commonly called, spreads through contaminated body fluids. "when i'm playing with my grandchildre n and doing everything else, i'm always going, 'aw man i got to be careful, i n't want to infect treatmeme with new drugs is simple, one pill a day for eight to
12 weeks. nearly 95 percent of people treated are cured with few or no side effects. but it's not cheap. each pill costs one-thousand dollars, so treatment could run up to 84-thousand dollars. acocella's health insurer said yes. "i was like, couldn't bieve it. i was excited." but for stokes, the news was bad. "they denieie it; they said i wasn't sick enough." "it is frustrating." doctor clamdio
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is putting up a to access this medication." doctor tuda believes if the price of the medication disease it going to cost you if i have to go to the hospital? and if you wait long enough and i need a liver transplant, how much does that coco?" oc std. firefighters from across linn county were out in the cold this morning. they were up against flames, smoke and dangerous temperatures in central city. and with weeks to go until iowa's first in the nation caucuses, a local expert weighs in on one candidate that's stirred up a lot of controversy in the presidential race. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. it's s -.
from your 24 hostart of the session. state lawmakers gather in des moines for the official start of the legislative session today. caucus crunch. 20-16 presidential hopefuls are making lots of stops in iowa with the caucuses just weeks away. library changes. the cedar rapids public library is making some changes to hours and services to meet budget demands. you're looking live on our city cam this morning. a frigid start to your week.k. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on more clouds in the sky today, followed up by a chance of light snow, primarily in the evening hours. an arctic front is responsible for squeezing out the snow showers tonight. nobody should exceed an inch, with most areas just picking up a few tenths of an inch of fluffy snow. wind d ll pick up aftereridnight with temperatures falling fast. plan on wind chills tuesday morning to be down again around -20n many areas. the rest of the week should feature a warming trend -
enough in fact that we should be back above freezing by thursdsdy. our next system is still on trackck to impact iowa on friday into saturday with a mix of precipitation possible. we'll want to watch that one carefully as it does have ample moisture to work with. today: mostly sunny, cold high: 1-7 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 4 dbq: 2 iow: 7tonight: increasing clouds low: -5-1 winds: wsw 5-10 alo: -5 dbq: -4 iow: 0tomorrow: chance of light snow high: 16-22 winds: ssw 5-10 alo: 16 dbq: 17 iow: 20tomorrow night: chance of light snow low: 2-8 winds: wnw 15-25 alo: 4 dbq: 4 iow: 7 thanks kaj. fire crews in linn county were called out to a house fire this morning. it was at 1933 paris road in central city. fire crews were still out at the fire at 3:30 this morning. we're trying to f fd out
and if anyone was hurt. iowa lawmakers will walk into the state capitol this morning for the start of the new many lawmakers are hoping to pick up where they left off last spring. kcrg-tv9's brady smith joins us live from des moines this morning. brady, you've been talking to lawmakers already - what are their top goals for the session? that coming to an agreement on k-12 education funding is one of the top priorities for lawmakers as they come into work this morning. that was one of the lingering issues last year that led to a weekskslong impasse between republicans and democrats. some branstad's agreement lawmake eventually came to simply added insult to injury. representative ken n rizer told us yesterday that he's optimistic lawmakers can work together and find a he says working with the
office will be a big part of that. "i think it's really important that there's good communication between the legislature and the governor's office so that there are no end of session surprises, and from what i've seen so far, the communication between the senate and the hahabeen really good." rizer believes that how lawmakers settle on education spending and how tone for the rest of the session. rizer wasn't the only one concerned with k-12 education funding. senators rob hogg and bob dvorsky say it's been years since public schools were adequately funded, and it's time for a change. in des moines, bra smith, kcrg tv9 news. today marks just three weeks
caucuses. that means presidential candidateteare swarming the state hoping to gain support from voters. for the republicans, three candidates will be in eastern iowa tomorrow. donald trump will speak at the university of northern iowa on tuesday night. he is either second or tied for first in iowa with ted cruz. former florida governor jeb bush will make an appearance at the coralville public library tomorrow as well. also, former arkansas governor mike huckabee has multiple stops over the next two days. today, he will be in fairfield and ottumwa. tomorrow, he'll make appearances
in washington, williamsburg, coralville and muscatine.e. trump told a crowd on saturday that he plans to be back in iowa a lot between now and the caucuses. that was while he speaking at the surf baroom in clear lake. texas senator ted cruz closed out a 36- county bus tour yesterday. this video is from his stop at luigi's restaurant in oelwein on saturday. on the other side of the aisle,
state hillary clinton will be campaigning in eastern iowa today and tomorrow
as well. clinton is due to appear at the electric park ballroom in waterloo today. tomorrow, she'll speak at an organizing event at the university of dubuque. last week, her husband, former president bill clinton, campaigned for her in cedar rapids and dubuque. her two opponents for the democratic nomination were in cedar rapids over the weekend. vermont senator bernie sanders made four visits to eastern iowa on friday, including this rally at the veterans memorial building. he is currently second to clinton in iowa and national polls. former maryland governor martin o'malley stopped outside the cedar rapids gun show on saturday. there, he suppted the president's executive4actions on stricter background checks for firearmrm purchases at gun shows. just as candidates come to town, we're hearing more about where they rank among their competitors. and as we get closer to the e caucuses, we can get a good idea of the support each candidate has.
us this morning with college to talk more about the most controversial candidate of the race -- donald trump. analysis -- abc's rick klein: donald trump doesn't do anything small. so it is that his campaign strategy - if that's the word for it - will either or failing with even more splash and noise. thursday night's rally in vermont will go down as a prime piece of evidence proving either case. it was a bold, in-your-face, loud and sometimes messy display of organizing strength in a state with few convention delegates and an extreme liberal bent. or it was a chaotic and pointless waste of resources t tt showed the ugly side of the campaign and made a point of excluding undecided voters from the greatest litical show of the season. most broadly, it's a reminder that trump is doing ssething real this year, something that erroneous assumptions about what works in running for president have
not dilute. thanyou hans, we'll check back in with you on another candidate in our next half hour. otherwise back to you guys on the desk. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. is moving forward with cuts after%a failed thank you hans, we'll check back in with you on another candidate in our next half hour. otherwise back to you guys on the desk. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning..
tax levy. percent of voters said "no" to a tax levy to fund the building's operations. the library's board of trustees approved cutting more than 450 thousand dollars from next year's budget. kcrg-tv9's brea love reports that the library says its going to do all it can to keep things close to the way they are now. on a cold sunday afternoon plenty of people are using computers, or picking out books to read during the week. so the cedar rapids public library is doing all it can make sure they can always have some sort of access. "we have worked extensively to look at the cuts we needed to make, and to try and have the least impact possible on our patrons. we did a lot extensive research and study." research on door counts, computer usage, program attendance, and more. that research concluded both locations should close at 8 o'clock on weeknights,
week. the ladd library will close on saturdays, and the downtown location on sundays. "we tried to choose hours that would be the least impactful of our patrons but we certainly understand any hours we cose are going to make someone unhappy, they certainly don't make us happy." andrea rauch recently started spending more time at the library with her son, christian. "it allows them time to socialize with other children, and they have a lot of activities at this library since its opened up a lot more that we haven't ven discovered yet." "it's a lot different than a long time ago, when you would come and check out books or get a quiet place to read, now its more of an active environment." rauch says despite cuts, they will still continue to support the library. and the library says it will fight to do the same for them. "we know that people are using our libraries more than they to meet those demands with less money than we've had before." "the cedar rapids library is an amazing library, it will l library even at reduced cost
plan on more clouds in the sky today, followed up by a chance of light snow, primarily in the evening hours. an arctic front is responsible for squeezing out the snow showers tonight. nobody should exceed an inch, with most areas just picking up a few tenths of an inch of fluffy snow. wind will pick up after midnight with temperatures falling fast. plan on wind chills tuesday
around -20 in many areas. the rest of the week should feature a warming trend - warm enough in fact that we should be back above freezing by thursday. our next system is still on track to impact iowa on friday into saturday with a mix of precipitation possible. we'll want to watch that one carefully as it does havav ample moisture to work with. today: mostly sunny, cold high: 1-7 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 4 dbq: 2 iow: 7tonight: increasing clouds low: -5-1
a wave of f ate selling on friday pushed the market to its worst week in four years. and prices are still falling at the pump. they're the lowest they've been in about seven years. lowest level since 2009. the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped a penny over the last three weeks. the national average is now at 2.05 a gallon. angeles at 3.01. $1.64. december's jobs report showed the u-s added 292 thousand jobs in the last month of the year. government
november by 41 thousand and october by nine thousand. and for the third straight month, the nation's unemployment rate stayed steady at five percent. and uber has announced it's offering discounts for riders this weekend. january is a slow month with people staying inside. that means fewer trips and less income for drivers. in order to boost demand, customers in about one hundred u-s and canadian cities will
find their rides discounted starting on saturday -- giving them more reason to get out of the house. it's here's a live look at ??? on our city cam.
by a chance of light snow, primarily in the evening
hours. an arctic front is responsible for squeezing out the snow showers tonight. nobody should exceed an inch, with most areas just picking up a few tenths of an inch of fluffy snow. wind will pick up after midnight with temperatures falling fast.
morning to be down again around -20 in many areas. the rest of the week should feature a warming trend - warm enooh in fact that we should be back above freezing by thursday. our next system is still on track to impact iowa on friday into saturday with a mix of precipitation possible. we'll want to watch that one carefully as it does have ample moisture to work with. today: mostly sunny, cold high: 1-7 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 4 dbq: 2 iow: 7tonight: increasing clouds low: -5-1 winds: wsw 5-10 alo: -5 dbq: -4 iow: 0tomorrow: chance of light snow high: 16-22 winds: ssw 5-10 alo: 16 dbq:
night: chance of light snow low: 2-8 winds: wnw 15-25 alo: 4 dbq: 4 iow: 7 thanks kaj. here's a look at today's top stories... the 20-16 legislative session starts today in des moines. lawmakers say they're focused on a few major issues. they want to work together with governor branstad to come an agreement on education funding. medicaid privatization and improving the state's water quality are also on the agenda. lots of 20-16 presidential candidates will be in eastern iowa as the caucuses get closer. hillary clinton will be in waterloo today. donald trump, jeb bush and mike huckabee will make stops on tuesday.
25 home game win streak on the line today against cedar rapids native brenda frese and the maryland terrapins. john campbell has the story. 14 years ago she was brenda oldfield and sh coached minnesota to victory in carvrv hawkeyeyarena. sunday it was brenda frese, the former cedar rapids washington standout who was coaching the 8th ranked maryland terrapins. one of their hot shots, shatori walker kimbrough drives. maryland up by four after one quarter. hawks played catchup the rest of the afternoon. ally disterhoft with two of her 14. whitney jejeings hit back to backers to help the cause. but maryland scored30 points in the paint. brianna fraser was a load inside. maryland led 40-30 at halftime. second half: alex kassnek connects from long range. later the inbound to whitney jennings
off. but the turtle just kept building the lead. walker kimbrough with two of her 19. later it is brionna jones getting two of her 15 in the land of the giants. the terrapins topped the hawkeyes 76-56. a key stat. iowa had 8 assists to 16 turnovers. we got to get control of this. this has been too many games now where we have had way too many turnovers/ i can't'tay enough in terms of coming back and seeing all the great iowa fans and having family and friends at the game. we played for her. coming back to her home and put on a show for her and that's what i thought we did. so brenda frese is two and h as a coach in carver hawkeye arena and the hawks see
their 15 game home winning streak snapped. john campbell, tv9 sports
their road trip across the state of illinois with a stop at northwestern . ... the hawkeyes piled up the points in this one ... and it started right away at 125 with thomas gilman... he gets the headlock on garrison white and gets the fall in just 56 seconds ... next up, cory clark responds with a fall of his own in third period with just 20 seconds left... iowa up 12-0 ... 149, #2 branson sorensen against #3 jason tsirtsis... sorenson with a hold of the knee, he goes for the attack... tsirtsis gets hurt and calls
time... sorensen would win on a medical forfeit ... buuthe pins continued to pile up for iowa... edwin cooper gets the slam at 157 ... then at 184, sammy brooks pins reggie durbin at the 4:10 mark... iowa leads 44-0 ... in the final match at heavyweight, sam stoll pins conan jennings in 3:46... the hawkeyes shutout northwestern , 54-0... it's their largest margin of victory against a big ten opponent in school history ... more women's college basketball, florida at mississippi ... iowa
haley lorenzen with receives the bounce pass and banks one in off the glass... gators lead haley gets behind the d for the wide open bucket ... 3rd quarter, haley left wide open down low once again... she finished with 9 points and 9 rebounds... florida wins 85-65 ... the northern iowa women's team got a huge win on the road at missouri state, 65-60. benton community grad madison weekly scored a career-high 28 points. live, we have jess settles, mark ironside and the alburnett wrestling team joining us at the first avenue draught house.
here's what you need to know. state lawmakers are in des moines this morning ready to start the legislative session. number one on the agenda -- school funding. 20-16 presidential hopefuls from both sides of the party line are making stops in eastern iowa just weeks before the caucuses. mexico has started the
process of extraditing drug lord "el chapo" to the u-s. his recapture comes after a long manhunt featuring movie stars, sewer escapes and shootouts. famed rocker david bowie lost his battle with cancer last night just days after releasing his new album. he was 69 years old. and a kentucky man's labor of love for his late wife is helping a camp for kids with disabilities in eastern iowa -- one raffle ticket at a time. you're wawahing kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news morning news.