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campaigning for his wife. law enforcement leaders in eastern iowa are teaming up to tackle vivilence. a church in central iowa is feeling the effects of being cutoff from its international mother church. leaders say he wants discrimination to end. good friday morning! its 430 on january 15th. halfway through the coldest month of the year. and here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj...
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will be back in eastern iowa today. veral cities to campaign on behalf of his clinton.
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campaign event in coralville. the former president will speak to voters at northwest junior high school at 6:45 tonight. he's hoping to convince iowa caucus goers to vote for hillary, who is the current frontrunner in the field of democratic presidential candidates. there are just 2 and a half weeks left until the iowa caucuses. for the democratic presidential candidates, their next debate is this sunday night. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley will be on the stage in charleston, south carolina, for the nbc news-youtube debate. the network says o'malley has qualififd for the debate, despite his low poll numbers. he has been averaging 4 point 6 percent in iowa and candidates needed at least 5 percent to be on stage. the gloves are off. with less than 3 eks until the iowa caucuses, g- o-p presidential candidates are going above and beyond to sway voters. in last night's g-o-p debate, the candidates turned their attention#to hillary clinton. the top 7 candidates took the mama stage, with chris christie, jeb bush, and marco rubio all claiming clinton would not make a good president.
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and ted cruz - took swings at eacacother. trump is claiming cruz is not eligible for the presidency because cruz was born in canada. " "if for some reason he beats the rest of the field... see they don't like that... see they don't like that he beats the rest of the field because they like me." : "but why now, why are you raising this issue now?" presidential candidate: "because now he's doing a little bit better." " besides those personal attacks, the debate largely focused on terrorism, immigration and the economy. we want rand. we want rand. we want rand. people in the audience last night started chanting "we want rand" in reference to rand paul. paul is polling low in the numbers, so he was put in the second tiered debate. the gop candidate decided to boycott the debate by answering questions from voters on twitter with the hashtag rand rally. at hashtag trended
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debate, and the candidate gained the second largest following of all the candidates. the iowa county sheriff's office says a piece of dangerous road on highway 212 may have contributed d a crash that killed a teenage mother and her son. 18-year-old bethany clark, of belle plaine, and her two-year-old son roran ... ... were traveling on highway 212, about five miles west of marengo, around 7 o'clock yesterday morning. the iowa county sheriff's office says clark lost control of the car on the frost- covered road. the car went into a ditch and caught fire. both died at t scene. the sheriff's depapament says this area is more prone to accidents because drivers tend not to notice the slight curve. according to data from the iowa department of transportation, this is the first fatal crash to happen on this curve. there have only been two other crashes here before, one in 2005 and one in 2010. neither of those were major. but the iowa county sheriff says the layeof frost most likely caused clark to crash. frost was also a factor in a two-vehicle crash that sent three people to the
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fayette county. it happened just before eight yesterday morning at highway 150 and 190th street. that's just south of west union. the fayette county sheriff's office says 23 year old sara shaffer of waterloo lost control of her car and crashed into another vehicle. first responders used the jaws of life to remove the driver from that second vehicle... 46- year-old kellie blanchard of west union. they airlifted her to a hospital with serious injuries. shaffer and her passenger also went to the hospital. law enforcement agencies across eastern iowa are working together to reduce gun violence. cedar rapids police hosted a summit that included police chiefs from a half- dozen cities. the city y s seen an increase in shots fired incidents over a five-year period. in 2009, there were 17 shootings - including two homicides. that number jumped to 93 shootings in 2014, with eight homicides. kcrg-tv9's chris earl tells how that group of police chiefs and a u-s attorney hope to change things.
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remains a component of everyday life in some parts of the country, even at times in eastern iowa. just last weekend, three separate shootings on the east side of cedar rapids didn't kill anyone -- but served as a reminder of the threat. " 22:45 we're all dealing with it and tackling it..." which led to thursday's three-hour meeting at cedar rapids police headquarters. seven police chiefs and a u.s. attorney in a room -- trying to figure out how to minimize gun violence in each city. " chief dalsing from dubuque and i communicated back in november where he saw some similarities that the cities were experiencing, upticks in violence and gun olence and proposed that we get together and meet as a group." communication between departments is not that unusual -- chief jerman said cedar rapids and iowa city police are in frequent contact over people who may be involved in criminal activity in both cities. yet this approach - a larger scope - to talk about specialized units. " we have the violence crime apprehension team. " " pcat is police community action team... . " but, really, questions are the
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leaders in law enforcement to bring back to their officers. " is another city doing something that's working that we're not? " " i don't think anybody has that single one answer that's going to fix everything and we're going to try different initiatives and see what works. " tv-9's chris earl with that story. chief trelka, from waterloo, said these law enforcement units have agreed to continue talks like this on a regular basis. a federal judge ordered the release of a police video that shows another deadly police shooting of an unarmed black teen in chicago. 17- year -old cedric chatman was suspected of car jacking and ran away from officers. that's when police shot him four times. officers say chatman was pointing a dark object at them and shot in self defense. it turned out to be a black iphone. people gathered to protest against the police. "today, we're taking back chicago. this will not
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syssmic problems have got to stop." police blamed chatman's two accomplices, who were 10 blocks away, for the teen's murder. they later pleaded guilty to lesser crimes. the officers did not face criminal charges and kept their jobs. now they are facing a wrongful death lawsuit. a group of people will become americans today at the national czech and slovak museum. people will participate in a naturalization ceremony at 1:30 this afternoon. these ceremonies happen at different places around eastern iowa, but less frequently at the czech museum. the ceremonies typically include music and taking the oath of citizenship. the episcopal church is facing a suspension for its stance on same-sex marriage. iowa's bishop says this means "real pain" for many of the church's 9- thousand iowa members. in june - episcopalians across the country voted to change church law - allowing same-sex marriage. the anglican
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yesterday in response. for three years - the episcopal church will not be allowed to participate in many internal decisions, or represent the church in meetings with other faith-based groups. "continual pain for those who are gaand lesbian, especially those who members of our church but those in the community at large and how much more do they have to suffer from discrimination " the episcopal urch is largely known as the u-s branch of the anglican communion, which dates back to the church of england. marion residents are getting closer to seeing a new y-m-c-a building. the y is working with martin gardner architecture to narrow down a design proposal. here's an unofficial look at what the y-m-c-a planning committee imagines for the layout. it promises four middle school size gyms, family changing areas, and a larger fitness area. the new location will be off of the extension of tower terrace roag and will serve surrounding communities. ""'re working hard to make this a communy asset, to not
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make it easy for people in hiawatha, northeast cedar rapids, as well as springville and surrounding communities to use that facility. " they estimate they'll break ground for marion's new y-m-c-a building in six to eight months. for the first time this year the top presidential candidates met on the same stage and started swinging. candidates attacked hillary clinton, president obama and each other. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning!
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falling temperatures are likely today with a few scattered flurries likely as well. plan on temperatures to be into the lower 20s in many areas by 5pm with upper teens also possible north of highway 20. the falling temperature trend continues right into the weekend with temperatures into the single digits on saturday. some snow is still possible saturday night, mainly over the southern half of the area. amounts will be very minor, and generally under 1". the big story continues to be on the colder weather for sunday with subzero highs likely in all locations. wind chill
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very likely be in the -30 to -40 range with isolated colder values. carry jumper cables with you and ensure you have plenty of gas in your vehicle if you'll be out on sunday. layer up, and don't forget about your pets!today: sct. flurries, windy high: 25-31 winds: nw 15-30 alo: 23 dbq: 28 iow: 29tonight: clearing & colder low: 6-12 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 1 dbq: 8 iow: 10tomorrow: chance of snow late high: 6-12 winds: nw 10-20 alo: 4 dbq: 7 iow: 10tomorrow night: chance of snow low: -12--6 winds: nw 10-20 alo: -13 dbq: -10 iow: -8
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business leaders in dubuque now have a better idea of what to expect for the area's economy this coming year. 500 business leaders met at the dubuque chamber of commerce's annual business forecast luncheon. financial experts say there's one thing that many businesses will have to deal with in the near future, interactive teller machines. i-t-ms are like a-t-ms but there are cameras on the machine that let customers talk face to face with a bank teller. president obama is hoping to bring the country into the future for his last year in office. his administration is proposing a lot of money for technology meant to reduce deaths on the road. more on that coming up on today's america's money. stay
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the g-o-p presidential contenders faced off on the debate stage for the first time in 2016. the showdown was in charleston, south carolina, just a couple of weeks before the first votes are cast in iowa. here's abc's stephanie ramos with details from washington. 7 g-o-p presidential candidates... one debate stage...and no lack of attacks. first up ...president obama...fresh off of tuesday's state of the union address. sot cruz: president obama didn't so much as mention the ten sailors that had been captured by iran. sot christie: on tuesday, i watched story time with barack obama this debate .. had the fewest number of candidates on the main stage. a last ditch ...high profile effort to persuade voters before the february 1st iowa caucuses. the gloves coming off between donald trump and ted cruz....this bromance apparently over. a testy exchange between the 2 candidates about accusations that cruz might not be legally able to serve as president because of his canadian roots. sot trump: you have
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run. sot cruz i'm not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. cruz also forced to defend a new report that says he didnt tell the federal election commission about a million dollar loan from wall street banks for his senate campaign. sot cruz i made a paperwork error disclosing it on one piece of paper but not on the other." cruz then throwing more jabs at trump, attacking his chief rivals conservative credentials by saying he represents "new york values" sot cruz not a lot of conservatives come out of manhattan. trump called the jab insulting, and praised new york's response to 9/11... sot trump when the world trade center come down i saw something no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than new york. tag: attacks on democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton.....wer e also in full force... she was on a different stage....with ..... tonight show host jimmy fallon. the democrats have their next debate sunday. stephanie ramos abc news washington senate minority leader harry
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pressing congressiona l republicans to vote to show support of g-o-p presidential frontrunner donald trump's policies. in a statement, reid specifically points to trump's proposal to ban muslims from entering the u-s. he says calling for this vote is a way to hold republicans accountable. now for a quick check on your weather with meteorologist kaj o'mara.
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now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... falling temperatures are likely today with a few scattered flurries likely as well. plan on temperatures to be into the lower 20s in many areas by 5pm with upper teens also possible north of highway 20. the falling temperature trend continues right into the weekend with temperatures to the single digits on saturday. somm snow is still possible saturday night, mainly over the southern half of the area. amounts will be very minor, and generally under 1". the big story continues to be on the colder weather for sunday with subzero highs likely in all locations. wind chill numbers on sunday morning will very likely be in the -30 to -40 range with isolated colder values. carry jumper cables with you and ensure you have plenty of gas in your vehicle if you'll be out on sunday. layer up, and don't forget about your pets!today: sc good morning. topping "america's money" -- goldman sachs tentative deal
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