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and sneezing to trouble breathing -- especially in young kids. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news morning news. clouds are moving back in today and will produce light snow later on. we may begin to see snowflakes as early as 3 or 4, but for most of the area it'll wait until into the night with a dusting up to two inches likely, with most places in highs reach the lower teens today. tomorrow will be partly the 20s. we'll stay weekend, with
above freezing on sunday.today: pm light snow likely high: 10-16 winds: se 5-10 alo: 10 dbq: 12 iow: 15 tonight: light snow likely low: 7-13 winds: e 5-10 alo: 7 dbq: 9 iow: 12 after a fight for an election, voters in the college community school district will decide on a multi-million dollar bond refereum. the vote will be on february 2nd. this bond vote e for 49 and a half million dollars meant to cover the increased enrollment and facility needs. if the bond vote passes, it would increase the property tax rate by 32 cents to 16 dollars and 13 cents per thousand dollars of valuation. this would cost an owner of a 100 thousand dollar home an additional 17 dollars and 50 cents per year. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders is live at prairie high school in cedar rapids. forrest, where will the funds go? the college community school district's
petitions at their december 14, 2015 board meeting calling for a bond referendum. district patrons turned in petition signatures requesting the board s s a bond election to address enrollment growth and facility needs. the petition calls for the board to set a february 2, 2016 x-apple-data-detectors: bond`referendum vote for $49.5 million dollars. additionally, the board took action that would commit a minimum of $6,000,000 of one cent sales tax funds to keep the property tax rate in the district low. with this action, the property tax rate would increase approximately 32
dollars of valuation--this is 81 cents lower than originally projected due to the use of the sales tax funds. this would cost the owner of a home with an assessed value of $100,000 $17.50 per year. the last bond referendum, held on april 7, 2015, failed by only 58 votes. back to you nicole. thanks a lot forrest. voters in the waterloo school district will also have the chance to approve or deny a bond referendum. on february 2nd, they'll decide on a new career center and renovations at east and west high school. the school district is holding three town hall meetings starting today to provide a betterer understandin g of what this money will do. voters can go to the waterloo center for the arts tonight at 7
the other meetings are on thursday and saturday. a historic waverly bridge may get a makeover, partially thanks to a petition to save it. the city now has 14 options to either replace or repair the nearly 100- year-old bridge after it closed because of structurara problems. the city of waverly showed off the options at an open house last night. the choices range from doing nothing and demolishing the bridge to replacing the historic structure with a modern concrete bridge. a modern "truss" bridge would look like the current bridge. ant that is one of the more expensive options at about five million dollars. "we've got a good cross section of opportunities here it's an exercise figuring out what the public wants to see and what we can work into the budget " following the open house, the waverly city council also looked at a formal proposal on the various bridge plans. the council should make a decision in about a month.
coming to the cedar rapids area. last week, the iowa utilities board decided to back a plan by i-t-c midwest to build a 3 mile line along blairs ferry road in rural linn county. the board says the line would provide more reliable energy service to cedar rapids. two landowners along the e ute refused to let i-t-c use their land for the line. but the board's approval means i-t-c can move forward even without their permission after it develops a plan to trim dangerous trees on their properties. the homeowners can appeal the board's decision. linn county supervisors decided to include a new senior center as a possible option at this potential building site on 7ththtreet southeast. the county owns the land and recently proposed a joint building for public health and child development services. supervisors haven't set a timeline for reviewing the oposals. a man faces federal theft charges in connection with a data breach at the university of northern iowa. more than one hundred u-n-i
said the irs rejejted their -14 tax returns because someone filed a return under their name and collected their refund. authorities linked bernard oretekor to the crime after they searched his computers in connection with a separate investigation in california. he's still in custody there, and faces charges after police say he stole 312-thousand dollars from a couple's investment account. governor branstad's budget doesn't include one of his own programs -- the bullying prevention office.e. the program m sts a quarter of a million dollars. his budget doesn't specify any money for it. the university of northern iowa would manage the program, and the governor's office says it expects funding to come out of the university's budget. he's proposing u- n-i, iowa state and university of iowa get 8-million more dollars than the previous year. health officials say the number of those diagnosed with r-s-v will most likely increase this
get it. r-s-v affects the upper airway. according to the centers for disease control and prevention, more than 50- thousand children under the age of five are hospitalized with it every year. symptoms can range from coughing a a sneezing to trouble breathing. doctors say it's important to pay close attention to those symptoms. "its more just how they react to the symptoms so if they're struggling to breath, if they're not eating well, especially little ones those are reasons to watch them closely and make sure they're followed by their doctor." reenlee says taking preventative measures like washing hands and covering coughs can keep the virus away or stop it from spreading. a popular messaging app is now free. and microsoft is announcing a popular video game is getting a "storied" new look. that's coming up in techbytes.
a d dting up to two inches likely, with most places in the lower part of that range. highs reach the lower teens today. tomorrow will be partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the 20s. we'll stay in the
20s right up to the weekend, with temperatures actually getting above freezingngn sunday. today: pm light snow likely high: 10-16 winds: se 5-10 alo: 10 dbq: 12 iow: 15 tonight: light sw likely low: 7-13 winds: e 5-10 alo: 7 dbq: 9 iow: 12 tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 21-27 winds: s 5-10 alo: 22 dbq: 21 iow: 25 tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 16-22 winds: s 5-10
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flint, michigan. the mayor is headed to washington today to push the white house for more help. protesters are expected to show up at michigan governor rick snyder's state of the state address tonight. reid binion reports.s. "arrest rick snydyd, arrest rick snyder"angry protesters in flint, michigan.... ...calling for the arrest of governor r rk snyder... ...as residents cope with lead-contaminated water flowing into their homes. it started in april 20-14, when the state temporarily switched flint's water source to the notoriously dirty flint river. it was a cost-saving measure... while officials built a new supply line to lake huron. the water, found by virginia te researchers
through service lines made of lead, carrying the noxious element into homes. the water source was swithced back in october, but the damage to the pipes was done. ...with the state now using the national guard to hand out clean water. president obama declared a federal emergency saturday... ...but flint city counciman wantwaz davis, says much more is needed and available. "the state of emergrgcy only gives us a $5million cap, which the president has already signed for. if they were to submitted for a saster declaration, we could have got the $96 million dollars, or more..."the crisis is sparking widespread outrage....among... celebrities... activists... and presidential candidates... "what i did, which i think is also right, is demanded the resignation of the governor. man who acts that irrisponsibly should not stay in power."snyder , responded tweeting quote: "finger pointing from political candidates only distract from solving the flint water crisis." this, as state officials face lawsuits alleging they knew about the contamination risk... and broke federal laws by failing to avert it. i'm reid
texas authorities are expected to hold a hearing today requesting to transferer"affluenza- teen" ethan couch's court proceedings from juvenile to adult court. the teenager himself is still in mexic but his mother has been extradited to the u-s. the pair fled across the border late last year over fears he would be found to be in violation of his probation. despite killing four people in a drunk driving accident, couch only received probabaon after his lawyers argued that his
wealthy upbringing left him unable to distinguish right from wrong. representatives from mothers against drunk drivers will be at today's hearing. crude oil prices a a now below 29 dollars a barrel for the first time since 2003. the price drop is because investors are bracing for iran's return to global oil markets. this weekend, the u-s and five other world powers lifted sanctions on iran. the change is part of a nuclear deal the u-s and its allies
the u-n says iran is complying with the rules, so the sanctions have to stop. secretary of state john kerry said this nuclear deal could improve relations with ther countries in the middle east. ""we can build trust if we see that this program, indeed, is adhered to thoroughly, and also, if iran will begin to join with us to bring peace to syria, deal with yemen, reduce its activities in other countries. there are a number o othings we need to
work out " iran is expected to quickly boost oil exports by 500-thousand barrels per day. it could reach more than one million barrels per day within a year. while that could translate into cheaper gas for consumers, it hurts oil producers. iraqi security forces are searching a neighborhood in baghdad for three americans who were reportrtly kidnapped over the weekend. the u-s embassy confirmed that several americans are missing, but didn't identify them or say what they were doing in iraq.
meteorologist justin gehrts joins us now with your first alert forecast. clouds are moving back in today and will produce light snow later on. we may begin to see snowflakes as early as 3 or 4, bud for most of the area it'll wait until after 6. light snow continueses into the night with a dusting up to two inches likely, w wh most places in the reach the be partly the 20s. we'll stay in the 20s right up to the temperatures actually getting
likely high: 10-16 winds: se 5-10 alo: 10 dbq: 12 iow: 15 tonight: light snow likely low: 7-13 winds: e 5-10 alo: 7 dbq: 9 iow: 12 tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 21-27 winds: s 5-1010 alo: 22 dbq: 21 iow: 25 tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 16-22 winds: s 5-10 alo: 16 dbq: 16 iow: 19 thursday: mostly cloudy high: 27 - low: 19 friday: partly cloudy high: 25 - low: 13 saturday: partly cloudy high: 31 - low: 12 sunday: mostly cloudy high: 36 - low: 25 monday: chance of snow high: 30 - low: 22 tuesday: partly cloudy high: 24 - low: 17 firefighters in one central iowa town are hoping to have a more relaxing day today. thicblack smoke covered fort dodge
good tuesday morning. here's a live look on our city cam. it's january 19th and here's what you need to know today. school district hope voters will approve a bond issue that would allow updates and expansions at its schools. 20-16 presidential hopefuls are increasing their campaign stops in iowa to reach as many voters beforereaucuses. caucus precinct leaders are learning how to use a new app to report results to their respective parties on the big night.
arrest their governor. they blame him for the lead-contaminated water in their homes. and doctors are seeing an increase in r-s-v in iowa. symptoms can range om coughing and eezing to trouble breathing -- especially in young kids. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news morning news. clouds are moving back in today and will produce light snow later on. we may begin to see snowflakes as early as 3 or 4, but for most of the area it'll wait until after 6. light snow continues into the night with a a usting up to two inches likely, with most places in
lower teens today. tomorrow will be partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the 20s. we'll stay in the 20s ght up to the weekend, with temperatures actually getting above freezing onon sunday.today: pm light snow likely high: 10-16 winds: se 5-10 alo: 10 dbq: 12 iow: 15 tonight: light snow likely low: 7-13 winds: e 5-10 alo: 7 dbq: 9 iow: 12 candidates are converging on iowa in a final push to collect votes before the iowa caucuses. republican presidenenal candidate carly fiorina will be in eastern iowa today. she's speaking at a presidential candidate forum at wartburg college. that will be from 8:30 until 10 this morning. fiorina hasn't
been polling well, pushing her to the undercard debate last week. democrat hillary clinton is telling voters she will improve the affordable care act. in toledo last night she also talked abobo making education more affordable. the former secretary of state also
supporters she'll be able to work with republican lawmakers on capitol hill. " i don't sugercoat it. it's hard but you have to find common ground with people with whom you disagree with on so many issues. that's what i've
done." recently released campaign ads are targeting marco rubio saying he's missed key votes and hearings. the gazette and kcrg-tv9 fact check team tested the claims of this pac which is supporting jeb bush. the gazette's mitch schmidt has the results. ad: marco rubio was missing the ad from right to rise points out instances when marco rubio missed national security briefings for campaign events. then it adds this... "over the last three years, rubio has missed more total votes than any other senator." gov-track, a website that tracks congressiona l votes, shows rubio missed 177 votes, out of 11-hundred. that's more than 15-
were in 2015, after rubio announced his bid for president. during last year alone, rubio missed almost one out of every three votes. data shows that's not uncommon for presidential candidates. fellow republican ted cruz nissed about 24 percent of votes last year and lindsey graham, who has since droppeded out of the race, missed 29 percent of votes. but rubio has missed the most over the three give this ad an 'a' a pro- marco rubio pac, called conservative of its own making this claim... sot "rubio has attended more classified national security briefings than any other candidate." this s impossible to check because there ararno public records available on classified meetings and their attendance. we tried to contact the pac to get its source for the claim but did not get a response. rubio is the only presidential candidate who is a member of the senate intelligence committee. we checked committee logs and that committee has
it74 hearings last year were closed. bububecause we can't confirm attendance records for classified hearings, we can't grade this claim. speaking directly to iowans, rubio says he opposes amnesty for people who are living in the country illegally. he spoke to a standing room only crowd yesterday afternoon in coralville. opponents have criticized him for stance on illegal immigration. rubio told supporters he would deport those who are in the country without proper documentatio n. he also outlined plans for more border agents and fencing between the u-s and
mexico. "14:00 as the son of immigrants, the grandson of immigrants, the community of immigrants i speak when with authority: enforcing our immigration laws is not anti immigrant it's what sovereign countries do all of them do it. " a few presidential candidates will attend the iowa renewable fuels summit today. republicans donald trump, carly fiorina, and rick santorum plan to speak. $hey will give their opinion on renewable fuels like biodiesel and ethanol. governor terry branstad and
governor kim reynolds will also speak, as well as former governor
and ag secretary tom vilsack. this summit is today at prairie meadows in altoona. today, voters in johnson county will fill a vacancy on the board of supervisors. lisa green-douglass and chris hoffman are vying for the empty seat on the five- member board. terrence neuzil left the position for a job in kalamazoo, michigan. the winner will serve the rest of neuzil's term and be up for public vote again in november. polls open at seven this morningngnd will close at nine tonight. they're trying again. college community school district will vote on a multi-million dollar bond referendum, early next month. back in april, the last referendum failed by only 58 votes. in december, supporters got enough signatures to get it back on the ballot, february 2nd. it calls for 49 and a half million dollars to help fight growing enrollment. passage means the district's property tax rate would increase about 32
thousand dollars of valuation.
school officials say the new rate would increase property taxes 17-50 per year for a home assessed at 100-thousand dollars. tv-9's forrest saunders joins us live frfrm prairie high school in cedar rapids this morning. forrest, if approved, where will all that money go? the college community school district's board of education accepted petitions at their december 14, 2015 board meeting calling for a bond referendum. district patrons turnrn in petition signatures requesting the board set a bond election to address enrollment growth and cility needs. the petition calls for the board
2016 x-apple-data-detectors: bond referendum vote for $49.5 million dollars. additionally, the board took action that would commit a minimum of $6,000,000 of one cent sales tax funds to keep the property tax rate in the district low. with this action, the property tax rate would increase approximately 32 cents to $16.13 per thousand dollars of valuation--this is 81 cents lower than originally projected due to the use of the sales tax funds. this would cost the owner of a home with an assessed value of $100,000 $17.50 per year. the last bond ferendum, held on april 7, 2015, failed
a bipartisan u-s senate bill hopes to make it easier for schools to pick what foods they serve in cafeterias. the bill would revise healthier meal standards put into place oveve the past few years. the legislation would ease requirements on whole grains and delay an upcoming deadline to cut sodium levels. this comes after some schools complained
difficult to meet. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. a space heater likely caused a fire that killed a mother and her three children in a small town in boone county, north of des moines. that's according to a preliminary investigation. crews responded to the fire in boxholm shortly before 1 o'clock sunday morning. sub-zero temperatures, caused some pumps and trucks to freeze. firefighters found the bodies of 27-year-old amber sorenson and her three kids inside the home. a massive fire destroyed a decades-old warehouse in fft dodge. it broke out shortly after noon yesterday. crews say the fire was difficult to fight because there were 6-thousand tires@burning inside. one firefighter was hurt but is expected to be ok. remember, whenever you see news, give us a call on newsline nine. that number is 319-365-9999. you can also email pictures and video to newsroom at kcrg dot com. one eastern iowa festival is using the cold weather
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into the night with a dusting up to two inches likely, with most places in the lower part of that range. highs reach the lower teens today. tomorrow will be partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the 20s. we'll stay in the 20s right up to the weekend, th temperatures actually getting above freezing on sunday.today: pm light t ow likely high: 10-16 winds: se 5-10 alo: 10 dbq: 12 iow: 15 tonight: light snow likely low: 7-13 winds: e 5-10 alo: 7 dbq: 9 iow: 12 tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 21-27 winds: s 5-10 alo:
tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 16-22 winds: s 5-10 alo: dbq: 16 iow: 19 thursday: mostly cloudy high: 27 - low: 19 friday: partly cloudy high: 25 - low: 13 saturday: partly cloudy high: 31 - low: 12 sunday: mostly cloudy high: 36 - low: 25 monday: chance of snow high: 30 - low: 22 tuesday: partly cloudy
about 9:30 last night. they searched outside a home for any evidence and found shell casings. they are still investigating. one man is in the hospital this morning after a crash in black hawk county. sheriff's deputies responded to the 58- hundred block of independence avenueueround 9:30 last night. 28-year-old bobby higgins of oelwein rolled over into a ditch after avoiding a head on crash at the round-about. first responders took him to allen hospital, and then he was transported to u-i-h-c. the accident is under investigation. a homeowner may soon be in hot water if waterloo decides to cite the property as a nuisance. police calls to the home include gunfire, disorderly conduct and people blocking the street. director of safety services dan trelka says officers responded to 520 elm street 16 times last year. city ordinance says the owner has 10 days to tell the city how they will address the
but in n letter, the owner accused police of harassment. if cited, police could bill the owner 50 dollars per officer, per hour spent handling these calls. a similar ordinance in cedar rapids called safe c-r has been successful. the program aims to reduce service calls to problem properties by penalizing property owners and working with them to fix the issues. the city says 85 percent of properties on the nuisance list are now in compliance. with just 13 days until the first in the
nation caucuses, iowans are getting ready. precinct volunteers are going through a training process. the republicans will vote on small ballots with results reported to party headquarters. the democrats stand in groups to determine how many delegates the candidates get. the parties used to call in results, which led to problems in 2012. so, the parties are using a new app. "microsoft developed this app, we are sharing the app
republicans to make sure we get an accurate count this time of where the results
came form - how they we spread outacross the state and so forth." one person from each precinct will report the results on caucus night. they'll have to type in their cell phone number and a special code to keep the process secure. if something goes wrong, the parties say a separate call system will act as a backup to get results into des moines. a project that helps women in transitional housing prepare for the workforce is celebrating success. the initiative is called "empow-her." mount mercy university students in the business group "en-actus" started it four years ago. i is a partnership with the catherine mcauley center in downtown cedar rapids. it teaches women about writing resumes and cover letters, and proper attire for job interviews. this year, empow-her added workshops to leaea about how to act in interviews and entrepreneurship. "i'm just a really big advocate for people taking their lives into their own hands, and if you do need a little bit of help from an
with that. " ten to 15 women have participated every year. project coordinators say about 90 percent of them have found employment or enrolled in college. many of us are doing what we can to stay inside. people in dubuque celebrated all things cold this weekend. the national mississippi river m meum hosted its annual ice fest. ice and snow sculptors were the main attraction for the three day event. visitors also got a chance totoharvest ice, do some sledding and play outdoor games. the event helped bring visitors to the museum at a time that's typically very slow. "they love the sledding hill that's out there. they love the harvesting demonstrations. it's a lot of fun. " directors say attendance was lower than year's past, but still higher than a typical january weekend. now here's our momoning mugshot on your tuesday. quota international of cedar
hosting "cropping for kids." it's a scrapbooking event to raqse money for deaf and hard of hearing members of the january 29th and 30th at the grant wood area education agency. four feet of table space will cost you 25 dollars on friday d 40 dollars on saturday oo50 dollars for both days. registration forms are available at quota of cedar rapids dot org. if you have a non-profit event or organization you'd like to see featured... send d an e-mail... mugshot at kcrg-dot-comom " " here's what you need to know as
here's what you need to know as you head out the door on your tuesday. 20-16 republican presidential hopeful carly fiorina will be speaking at a presidential candidate forum at wartburg college in waverly. that will be from 8:30 unl 10 this morning. ffrina will then head d central iowa where she will attend the iowa renewable fuels summit in altoona. she'll join feow republican presidential candidates, donald trump and rick santorum. governor branstad will also be there. voters in johnson county will hit the polls today to fill a vacancy on the board of supervisors. lisa green-douglass and chris hoffman are vying for the empty seat. terrence neuzil left the position for a job in michigan. polls open at seven this morning and will close at nine tonight. now, one last look at this morning's weather, justin... clouds are moving back in today and will produce light snow later on. we may begin to see snowflakes as early as 3 or 4, but for most of the area it'll wait until after 6. light snow continues into the night with a dustingngp to two inches likely, with most places in
lower teens today. tomorrow will be partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the 20s. we'll stay in the 20s right up to the weekend, with temperatures actually getting above freezing on sunday. today: pm light snow likely high: 10-16 winds: se 5-10 alo: 10 dbq: 12 iow: 15 tonight: light snow likely low: 7-13 winds: e 5-10 alo: 7 dbq: 9 iow: 12 tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 21-27 winds: s 5-10 alo: 22 dbq: 21 iow: 25 tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 16-22 winds: s 5-10 alo: 16 dbq: 16 iow: 19 thursday: mostly cloudy high: 27 - low: 19 friday: partly cloudy high: 25 - low: 13 saturday: partly cloudy we certainly hope your is off to a good start. good morning america is next. and we'll be back with a local news update at 7:25. also make sure to join us at
good morning, america. the midwest to the east coast in a deep freeze this morning. the coldest air of the sean for nearly 100 million americics. temperatures in the e ngle digits and below. and the northeast bracing for the first big snowstorm of the season, up to a foot possible from washington to boston. donald trump quotes the
bible as he fights it out with ted cruz for key votes from evangelicals.