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the candidates before the new hampshire primary tomorrow. the cedar rapids y-m-c-a has a new program that will help those at risk for developing type two diabetes by tracking their exercise and diet. super bowl 50 champions. they beat the panthers 24 to 10 in the big game last night. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, news. has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a day with some light scattered snow in the area along with strong wind. while we don't anticipate anyone getting over one inch of snow, the combination of falling
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for some hazardous driving, especially outside of town. temperatures should hold much of the day in the teens, then dropping to the single digits tonight. while there are no major systems in the offing, occasional minor ones will affect the area moving through the work week. highs will struggling to get much past the teens and 20s, but we can thank the lack of a deep snow pack to prevent some below zero nights. starting today the iowa utilities board will hold discussions about the dakota access pipeline. the meetings this week could end with a decision on whether on not to build a pipeline across the state. the pipeline would start in
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through 18 counties in iowa and into southern illinois. all of the other states have agreed to let the company build the pipeline. there have been several protests over the last year claiming the pipeline will hurt the environment. the first meeting this week is this afternoon at the board's hearing room in des moines. the public is welcome to attend and listen to the meeting, but there will not be any opportunity for public cocoent. the meeting starts at 1 o'clock. today, two iowa legislative committees will talk about the bill that would stop medicaid from transferring to private management. two different senate human resource committees meeting is at 2:30 and the democrats in the senate introduced this bill that would end all 3 contracts with private companies. they are confident the bill will move out of committee today and be up for debate. yet the house speaker says the legislation has no chance in the house. this morning, the denver broncos and their fans are celebrating a super bowl 50 win. the broncos topped the carolina
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10. this is peyton manning's 200th career win, his second super bowl championship and he became the first quarterback to win an nfl title with two teams. many are also saying this may have been his final game. outside linebacker von miller clinched the game's m-v-p title. some in eastern iowa are also seeing benefits after the super bowl. a cedar rapids organization hosted parties as a way to raise money to build affordable homes in eastern iowa. for 6 years now, the cedar valley habitat for humanity has encouraged people to try its "home team huddle" fundraiser. at half time, hosts of registered house parties pass around a hat and ask for donations to support cedar valley habitat for humanity. those who chipped in, were entered to win an nfl weekend getaway for 2. 66 private parties and 2 public parties signed up. organizers say the money raised will stay local. " the reason we're getting this money is to be able to support and serve families who are in need of a decent, safe and affordable home." they hoped to raise more than
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night. we should know if the group reached that goal and who won the big prizes in a couple weeks. according to the c-d-c, 1 in 3 people have pre-diabetes in the u-s. and 10 percent of those 86 million don't even know they have it. kcrg-tv nine's brea love joins us. brea, organizations in eastern iowa are taking steps to fight prediabetes? chris, nicole... the cedar rapids 1,000 y's in the nation given a unique opportunity. the y provides a special course to stop the progression of pre-diabetes. an individual is diagnosed with prediabetes when their blood glucose level is elevated, but not high enough to be considered type 2. that course reinforces a lifestyle change. lifestyle coaches act as a guide teaching participants how to read nutrition labels, and track their eating and physical activities. participants have three goals, reduce body fat by 7
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weekly, and stop diabetes before it reaches a type 2 status. to qualify you must possess the risk factors of prediabetes or take a risk assessment test. coaches say the c-d-c structured course doesn't force participants on a diet or hold them accountable, but encourages. "they lean on each other, and support each other, we've had classes that meet before class and they walk together before class. they really have creating their own little community within this class, and we're just there to facilitate it." the course costs 429 dollars for the entire year, which includes y membership. the y has partnered with the eastern iowa health center, which can provide scholarships for women who qualify for the course. the first introductory course starts february 17, but you have until the 24th to sign up. live in the newsroom, brea love, kcrg-tv nine news. a dubuque non-profit is trying to make dreams come true for kids struggling with illnesses. and they're doing it one bedroom
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it's called "special spaces dubuque." the organizers meet with the children to find out what they like and create a special bedroom makeover plan. kcrg-tv nine's jill kasparie shows us how this is lifting the spirits of one 9-year-old girl. volunteers only had five hours to get everything done. let's go that way a little bit so we can get passed the outlet. five hours to transform this small room into a magical princess get- away for camdyn reisner. "10:24:06 it's really amazing to me since i started this how people are so willing to give of their time and talents to come help." 10:18:37 why don't you give them one good push and that should be good " 10:20:41 right now we are making little mod podge canvases to put up in camdyn's walls, on bookshelves, and on her dresser." " 10:15:17 purple gold purple gold " from hand-made art for her hand-crafted princess castle desk - everything had its place. "10:34:31 screws" 10:46:52 hairdrier "10:28:59 that would work the best right there" "10:25:20 she is going to be in shock when she sees it. she has no idea what we are doing." then it was finally time -- room. princess room - ha! go on in! ha! for camdyn's mom - it's all a
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" 11:08:30 it's great to see her so excited." she says it means a lot to the family, especially after so many medical struggles. "11:09:24 when camdyn was 21 days old she stopped breathing for no apparent reason. she went 57 min without oxygen so because of that she has a lot of spasticity in her lower extremiities and developmental delays. " but there are lots of happy days ahead for this little princess. give me a high five! do you like it? yeah! for her - this room is definitely a dream come true. in dubuque, jill
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camdyn's mom says she's making a lot of progress with therapy and continues to improve. this was the 9th room special spaces dubuque has created for children in the area since it started about 2 years ago. the organization runs on donations and families can apply for a room makeover for their children. you can find this organization's facebook page with this article on kcrg.com. the world is getting smaller, at least according to facebook. and the super bowl is no longer just about the game and commercials. the social media chatter is making headlines. that's coming up in today's techbytes.
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plan on a day with some light scattered snow in the area along with strong wind. while we don't anticipate anyone getting over one inch of snow, the
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snow and strong wind should make for some hazardous driving, especially outside of town. temperatures should hold much of the day in the teens, then dropping to the single digits tonight. while there are no major systems in the offing, occasional minor ones will affect the area moving through the work week. highs will struggling to get much past the teens and 20s, but we can thank the lack of a deep snow pack to prevent some below zero nights. plan on a day with some light scattered snow in the area along with strong wind. while we don't anticipate anyone getting over one inch of snow, the combination of falling
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hazardous driving, especially outside of town. temperatures should hold much of the day in the teens, then dropping to the single digits tonight. while there are no major systems in the offing, occasional minor ones will affect the area moving through the work week. highs will struggling to get much past the teens and 20s, but we can thank the lack of a deep snow pack to prevent some below zero nights.
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now here's abc's reena ninan
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with this morning's techbytes. hey, there. in today's "techbytes" -- the top twitter mentions during the super bowl. >> beyonce took the top spot, receiving more than 2 1/2 mentions. >> fouled by esurance. and the broncos with 1.1 million. many iphone owners are angry at apple. >> they're iphone 6s are showing an error. apple says it's a security feature. if you get the message, contact apple support. and has facebook put an end to the concept of six degrees of separation. >> according to the facebook site, if you pick any two
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average of 3.57 degrees of separation between them. >> and how many degrees o those are your "techbytes." >> have a great day, everyone. (crowd cheering) abdominal pain. urgent diarrhea. you never know when ibs-d will show up. now there's prescription xifaxan. xifaxan is a new ibs-d treatment that helps relieve your diarrhea and abdominal pain symptoms. do not use xifaxan if you have a history of sensitivity to rifaximin, rifamycin antibiotic agents, or any components of xifaxan. tell your doctor right away if your diarrhea worsens while taking xifaxan, as this may be a sign of a serious or even fatal condition. tell your doctor if you have liver disease or are taking other medications, because these may increase the amount of xifaxan in your body. tell your doctor if you are pregnant,
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or are nursing. the most common side effects are nausea and an increase in liver enzymes. if you think you have ibs with diarrhea
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the polls for the first in the nation primary in new hampshire. the latest polls have republican donald trump and democrat bernie sanders in the lead but their opponents are closing in. abc's kenneth moton is in manchester, new hampshire with more. it's crunch time?the day before the new hampshire primary. sot bernie sanders: "we need a political revolution." nats coat throw bernie sanders fired up but taking presidential punches from his rival's husband, former president bill clinton. sot bill clinton: "for her this is not about grand theories of revolution this is about whether we can improve people's lives." the former president was in new hampshire while hillary clinton was in flint, michigan taking on the lead contaminated water crisis. sot hillary clinton: "what happened in flint is immoral" the latest poll out of new hampshire shows clinton closing in on sanders gop frontrunner donald trump maintains a double-digit lead in the state? nat- trump: "quiet!" the republicans fought it out during the abc news gop debate but the attacks continued on the trail after jeb bush enlisted the help of former first lady barbara bush. sot trump: "poor poor poor jeb bush who brings out his mother cause he needed help. no, he needed help. mommy please come walk with me in the snow, mom!" marco rubio spent super
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fumbles. sot sen. marco rubio / presidential candidate: "and let's dispel once and for all with this fiction that barack obama doesn't know what he's doing. sot gov. chris christie / presidential candidate: "there it is -- the 25 second canned speech."sot rubio: "i am going to say this every chance i get: barack obama is wanting, is trying to change america." the candidates have a total of nearly 40 campaign events today. donald trump, bernie sanders and hillary clinton are expected to bring out big crowds for rallies?24 hours until the first votes. kenneth moton, abc news manchester, new hampshire. the united nations has created a resolution targeting north korea over its recent rocket launch and nuclear test. u-s
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samantha power says she would like it to be adopted quickly and include measures against north korea's leader, kim jong un. all 15 council members approved a statement condemning the launch. the state department says secretary of state john kerry has called the foreign ministers of south korea and japan to discuss the launch, and its use of ballistic missile technology. a department statement said kerry emphasized the importance of a "united international response to north korea's provocations," " cluding a strong u.n. security council resolution. the new hampshire primary is tomorrow, but some are still focused on iowa caucus results. we have the official final tally from the iowa democratic party. camera. kaj will be back right after the break with a look at your monday
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meteorologist kaj o'mara joins us now with your first alert forecast. plan on a day with some light scattered snow in the area along with strong wind. while we don't anticipate anyone
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one inch of snow, the combination of falling snow and strong wind should make for some hazardous driving, especially outside of town. temperatures should hold much of the day in the teens, then dropping to the single digits tonight. while there are no major systems in the offing, occasional minor ones will affect the area moving through the work week. highs will struggling to get much past the teens and 20s, but we can thank the lack of a deep snow pack to prevent some below zero nights.
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prediabetes affects tens of millions of people in the united states. now an eastern iowa y-m-c-a is trying a program to help stop the condition from getting even worse. keep it here on tv-9.
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good monday morning. you're looking live on our city cam. it's february 8th and here's what you need to know today. the iowa utilities board will meet today is des moines with the hope of making a decision on the dakota access pipeline. people in the congolese community in cedar rapids are mourning the lives of three people killed in a crash in benton county last week. the 20-16 presidential race is tightening on both sides of the party line as the candidates step up their campaign stops before the new hampshire primary tomorrow. the cedar rapids y-m-c-a has a new program that will help those at risk for developing type two diabetes by tracking their exercise and
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and the denver broncos are super bowl 50 champions. they beat the carolina panthers 24 to 10 in the big game last night. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news morning news. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a day with some light scattered snow in the area along with strong wind. while we don't anticipate anyone getting over one inch of snow, the combination of falling snow and strong wind should make for some hazardous driving, especially outside of town. temperatures should hold much of the day in the teens, then dropping to the single digits tonight. while there are no major systems in the offing, occasional minor ones will affect
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highs will struggling to get much past the teens and 20s, but we can thank the lack of a deep snow pack to prevent some below zero nights. the congolese community in cedar rapids is dealing with the sudden loss of three lives. many gathered last night in a church to remember them. michka kabeya, platini namputu, and dickson mandiki, all from the democratic republic of the congo, died in a crash on u-s highway 30 near keystone early thursday morning. they were among 9 people who were traveling to work in tama in a minivan, when the iowa state patrol says it hit ice and lost control. singing members and representativ es of
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community sang prayers and talked about funeral plans at central assembly of god church. people there say they need any help they can get, like prayer support for the others still recovering from the crash, and donations to cover burial costs. peter nkumu says people came together to get more information. "we wanted to get together to get more information about the accident itself, get more information about what the community is going to do in order to plan for their funerals. " "these people did not have close family members here and now the community's coming together and planned this to put them to rest." nkumu says anyone who wants to help will be able to donate to a memorial fund for the congolese community. that's being set up at wells fargo bank locations, and nkumu said it should be ready to accept donations by today or tomorrow. the iowa attorney general's office has a
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chief deputy attorney general eric tabor says this comes after a 2012 iowa supreme court rule change. it requires more appeal briefs, which means more office work. tabor asked for and got permission from the iowa executive council in january, to hire three temporary lawyers to handle the extra workload. the agency has been telling the state about this backlog since 2013. an eastern iowa man faces a criminal mischief charge for setting off a sprinkler at covenant medical center. it dollars in damage. police say 42 year-old douglas hala, formerly of toledo, is a patient in the mental health unit at the hospital. according to the waterloo-cedar falls courier, he got bored around 5:30 yesterday morning and hit a sprinkler nozzle with his knuckles. after the sprinkler went off, he punched two holes in the wall. police say water from the sprinkler head flooded his fifth floor room and leaked
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floors. according to court records, hala pleaded guilty last year to an assault charge for allegedly threatening a nurse at covenant. presidential candidates just have one day left until the new hampshire primaries. some are chasing a victory tomorrow night -- while others are just trying to stay in contention. republicans debated in the state over the weekend, where the attacks were sharp. new jersey governor chris christie came out, almost from the start, targeting florida senator marco rubio. christie argued rubio isn't ready to face hillary clinton in a general election, or serve as president. he called out rubio for having "scripted responses," and being inexperienced. ""it's a fine job, i'm glad you ran for it but it does not prepare you for president of the united states" " ""chris your state got hit by a massive snowstorm two weeks ago and you didn't even go back they had to shame you into going back. " other topics covered in saturday night's debate were isis, the north korean missile launch and the affordable care act. it's official. hillary clinton did
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iowa caucuses. the iowa democratic party finished its review of the results. the party reviewed the results at 14 of the precincts. it found that there were errors in the results that came out of 5 of those. but it wasn't enough to change the statewide results. clinton got 49.8% support, while bernie sanders got 49.6% support, still an incredibly close finish for those 2 candidates. 86 million people in the u-s have prediabites. that's according to the centers for disease and control. and the c-d-c says of that number, 10 percent don't realize it. kcrg-tv 9's brea love joins us now at the desk. brea, the y-m-c-a in cedar rapids has a plan to help those who are aware? that's right. prediabetes is what leads to type 2 diabetes. it's when an individual's blood glucose level is elevated, but not high enough for a full diabetes diagnosis. according to the c-d-c, prediabetes is on the rise in the u-s and linn county public health says the county is no exception. that's why the y- is taking the
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through a special course. preventing diabetes requires a complete life style change. and that's the goal of the cedar rapids metropolitan y-m-c-a, one of the 1,000 programs across the country. "expanding healthy living, and serving our communities is our mission, and diabetes is a growing epidemic and something that the ymca feels we are in a unique position to be able to address." the solution is a year long group based course, shaped around shifting a person's life. the class has three goals.. reduce bodyweight by 7%, perform physical activity 150 minutes a week, and stop diabetes. "what studies have shown is lifestyles and behavior change is the most effective way." to qualify for the class, participants have to be at risk for prediabetes. this can be determined by a blood test, or filling out a risk assessment. the course is taught by a lifestyle coach, who follows a specific cdc curriculum. with a goal of bringing awareness to a serious issue. "a lot people don't like to say that they have it or want to admit that they need to start taking
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coaches go over how to read nutrition labels, and provide encourageme nt as participants track their weight, grams, and physical activity. "some people have lost over 40 pounds within the course of a year, they are grateful to have the class because now that they've done the class they have prevented their risk of getting diabetes." hoeger says the course doesn't force participants on a diet or hold them accountable, but gives them a chance to encourage eah other. "they lean on each other, and support each other, we've had classes that meet before class and they walk together before class. they really have creating their own little community within this class, and we're just there to facilitate it." the course costs 429 dollars for the entire year, which includes a y membership in the price. with the y's partnership with the eastern iowa health center, they've received a grant which could offer the class to women free of charge. the class starts with an
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17th, but if you can't make it then it's not a problem. ramirez says you can sign up as late as the 24th. chris, nicole? the denver broncos are super bowl 50 champions. both denver beat the carolina panthers 24 to 10. the broncos only had two touchdowns -- one on offense and one on defense. outside linebacker von miller was named the game's mvp. the major storyline, of course, is that sunday brought peyton manning's second super bowl win -- one with the colts...and one with the broncos. and chicken wings are staple at any super bowl party. americans scarfed down 1-point-3 billion wings. that's according to the national chicken council. that's up 3 percent from last year's big game. the n-c-c says 1-point-3 billion wings is enough for every man, woman and child in the u-s to have 4 wings each. you can help kcrg-tv9 pick the best eastern iowa has to offer... the kcrg-tv9 a-list is now under way. right now through february 19,
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nominate your favorite businesses in dozens of categories from best pizza to best massage and best entertainment . then in march, we'll release the ballot for you to vote for the best of the best in eastern iowa. go to kcrg.com / a- list to enter your picks now. then watch in april to see who is on the kcrg-tv9 a- list. a major festival in eastern iowa has some big headliners this year. the entertainment list is out for america's riverfest in dubuque and you can get your tickets today. up next... this morning's weather wise question. meteorologist kaj o'mara is up right after the break. it's ---. first alert storm team
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joins us now. plan on a day with some light scattered snow in the area along with strong wind. while we don't anticipate anyone getting over one inch of snow,
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snow and strong wind should make for some hazardous driving, especially outside of town. temperatures should hold much of the day in the teens, then dropping to the single digits tonight. while there are no major systems in the offing, occasional minor ones will affect the area moving through the work week. highs will struggling to get much past the teens and 20s, but we can thank the lack of a deep snow pack to prevent some below zero nights. plan on a day with some light scattered snow in the area along with
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we don't anticipate anyone getting over one inch of snow, the combination of falling snow and strong wind should make for some hazardous driving, especially outside of town. temperatures should hold much of the day in the teens, then dropping to the single digits tonight. while there are no major systems in the offing, occasional minor ones will affect the area moving through the work week. highs will struggling to get much past the teens and 20s, but we can thank the lack of a deep snow pack to prevent some below zero nights. thanks kaj. a big project in iowa city
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light. a local church officially removed its appeal of the chauncey high rise. that story and more still to come on tv-9.
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new this morning. a woman and her two children are in the hospital this morning after a mobile home fire in cedar falls. police and firefighters responded to 25-08 union road. the first fire was reported just before midnight. fire crews had to rescue the woman out of the front window. they also rescued her 3 and 5 year old kids. first responders were called out again about 4 this morning. officials do not know what caused the fire. builders can move forward with a new high-rise in downtown iowa city. this comes after several months of legal battles. last year, trinity episcopal church appealed a judge's decision to dismiss a
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last week, the city council approved the settlement between the church and the tower's developers. then on saturday, the church officially withdrew its appeal. as part of that agreement, the company will make donations to trinity episcopal's outreach program - the shelter house - over the next three years. the 15-story building will go up on the corner of gilbert and college streets in iowa city. plans call for the tower to house dozens of apartments, a hotel, offices, a movie theatre, and a bowling alley. it's the time of year when we here at tv9 recognize 9 people in our community who make a difference in the lives of others. for our first story, we introduce you to chris montross of cedar rapids. she's dedicated her life to all kinds of volunteer work, and that's why she's one of our 9 who care nominees. montross has been volunteering at st. luke's for 46 years. during that time she wore several volunteer hats. her most rewarding was her work as a hospice volunteer. montross trained to be a pastoral care clown, and developed two clown characters for the sole purpose of bringing joy to those who needed it most.
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wonderful thing when you can share somebody's end of life journey with them." " she now serves as lead volunteer for pet pals, the therapy animal program at st. luke's. montross says she loves making people feel better even in the smallest ways. we'll honor all of our volunteers at the nine who care banquet on february 13th. tickets for the america's river festival in dubuque go on sale this morning. the festival is in on june 10th and 11th in dubuque. the tickets go on sale this morning at 8 o'clock. you can buy them at americas river festival dot com. the co-headliner bands are r-e-o speedwagon and cheap trick. now here's our morning mugshot on your monday. it's big brothers big sisters of northeast iowa's big casino night. it's february 26th from six to 10:30 at the elks club in waterloo. enjoy a fun night of gambling, great food and prizes. there will be a silent auction and a raffle. prizes include a three night
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vallarta and tickets to a kansas city royals game. tickets are 40 dollars and all money raised will support one-to-one mentoring relationships in northeast iowa. if you have a non-profit event or organization you'd like to see featured... send us an e-mail... mugshot at kcrg-dot-com. " " here's what you need to know as
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door on your monday. the congolese community in cedar rapids is mourning the loss of
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county. they say they need any help they can get, like prayer support and donations to cover burial costs. the community is setting up a memorial fund at wells fargo bank. the iowa utilities board will start discussions today in des moines about the dakota access pipeline. iowa is the final state to potentially sign on. the public is invited to the meetings today, but there won't be a public comment opportunity. the discussions could end with a final decision on the project this week. and the denver broncos are super bowl champions. the team's defense led them to a 24 to 10 victory over the carolina panthers. von miller won the m-v-p award. now many are speculating if this will be peyton manning's last game. the quarterback now has two superwl rings -- each with a different team. now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... plan on a day with some light scattered snow in the area along with strong wind. while we don't anticipate anyone getting over one inch of snow, the
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snow and strong wind should make for some hazardous driving, especially outside of town. temperatures should hold much of the day in the teens, then dropping to the single digits tonight. while there are no major systems in the offing, occasional minor ones will affect the area moving through the work week. highs will struggling to get much past the teens and 20s, but we can thank the lack of a deep snow pack to prevent some below zero nights. 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
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good morning, america. the denver broncos run away with the championship. >> the denver broncos have taken super bowl 50. >> their devastating defense grounding cam newton. >> the ball is out in the end zone.
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