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"arguing between rubio and trump " heated arguments between trump and rubio were just part of the debate. candidates are now looking to super tuesday. a group of iowa high school students is apologizing for a chant during a basketball game. some say it was racially charged. high schoolers in eastern iowa can pick out their prom dresses without breaking their bank accounts. gown town starts this weekend. good friday morning! its 430 on february 26th. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t britley ritz has your first alert forecast, britley...
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start off in the upper 20s and low 30s for most. skies will be partly cloudy which will allow for a great start to your friday. a little sunshine will go a long way throughout your late morning and afternoon. with the sunshine and a westerly wind temperatures will warm into the low 40s for highs. into the evening temperatures will stay mild, with lows dropping into the low 30s. skiesesill become mainly clear and the start of you weekend looks great. once again the weather remains fairly quiet, but i think most of you will be ok with that. especially since our weather gets even better into saturday and will continue into sunday. temperatures are pushing 60 degrees both days. spring isn't too far away. thanks britley. presidential candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders have one more day to make an impression in south carolina. democrats there will vote in a primary tomorrow as republican candidates comoff their final debate before super tuesday. despite 5 candidates being on stage last night, nearly all of the sparring involved the top 3. donald trump, ted cruz and marco
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much of the debate -- with cruz and rubio trying to cut into trump's lead, nationally. rubio went after trump, multiple times -- on multiple issues. " presidential candide "you're the only person on his stage fined for working on your project illegally" presidential candidate "i'm the only one on the stage who has hired people. you haven't hired anybody." " the candidates battled over immigration policy and positions for much of the first hour, the middle east, the supreme court vacancy, health care, and the u.s. economy. at the same time, hillary clinton was campaigning in north charleston, south carolina. she holds a sizable lead going into tomorrow's primary vote. vermont senator bernie sanders spent his time in e midwest yesterday. he spoke in flint, ichigan during a forum. super tuesday may bring some clarity in both races as 14 republican states and 11 democratic states will hold primaries or caucuses. students at dallas center-grimes are talking about a controversial basketball chant on
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name - taunting racially-diverse perry high school. a group of student leaders fm d-c-g met with perry athletic leaders in perry yesterday morning. d-c-g's student body president apologized for their cheer section's repeated "trump!" chants. a schooooadministrator says students knewewhey were in the wrong and wanted to own up to their mistake. "to be able to understand what it's like for other schools or other races and ethnicities and how we can come together as a community and support one another and love eachother no matter what our skin color is " students and staff from d- c-g attended perry's district championship basketball game yesterday to show their support. one man is dead after a single-car rollover in washington county. the crash happened around 1 p-m yesterday near spruce avenue and fern cliff road -- outside of crawfordsvil le. investigators say the driver, dirk weerman, of washington, over- corrected after crossing the center line and rolled multiple times into a ditch. first responders flew him to u-i-h-c, where he later died.
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roller crash o ou-s highway 151. law enforcement was dispatched to the highway at hindman road around 8:30 last night. police say the driver was going westbound on 151 when she lost control of her car trying to avoid a deer. emergency responders took her to st. luke's hospital. she is expected to be okay. 7 people are expected to survive after a school bus crash in jo daviess county, illinois. a vehicle crashed with the bus as the bus was making a turn yesterday morning on highway 20, south of east dubuque. the bus was carrying 10 students, a teacher's aide, and the driver. 7 people went to the hospital with minor injuries. the driver of the vehicle received a ticket for not reducing speeto avoid an accident. and remember whenever you seeee news, call newsline nine at 319-365-999999 you can also send pictures and videos to newsroom at kcrg dot com. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. a doctor says a man accused of
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beating and killing a dubuque woman doesn't understand his charges. the doctor who evaluated 20-year-old helmon betwell says he has a mental disorder. betwell faces murder and sexual assault charges for killing, 66- year-old nancy krapfl. police say she was taking a walk around 17th street and central avenue on n ptember 1st of last year when betwell attacked her. betwell's attorney filed a motion on tuesday requesting a hearing to determine if he was competent enough to stand trial. he also o nts betwell's s criminal proceedings suspended until that hearing happens. the founder of the midamar food company will serve two years in federal prison. a judge delivered that t entence to bill aossey yesterday. last year, a jury found the 74 year old guilty of several charges relating to a scheme to sell mislabeled meat to several islamic countries. aossey testified during his trial that he requested and instructed midamar employees to re-box, re-label, and ship beef
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the sentence also called for three years of supervisioioafter release, a 60-thousand dollar fine, and a 180-thousand dollar forfeiture. the midamar company was fined 20-thousand dollars and ordered to forfeit 600-thousand. aossey's sons, jalel and yahya , have each pleaded guilty to related charges and are still waiting for their sentencing. they each face two to five years in prison. cedar rapids is trying to figure out if it needs a plan b to fund its flood recovery. congress authorized money for items like flood walls to protect low-lying areas. the city is worried that money will never arrive. for now, the city will start flood protection construction this year -- using city and state money. and it will hope the federal dollars will follow. in 2014, congress approved spending $73 million dollars as the federal portiti of flood protection on the east side of the cedar river. mayor ron corbett says congress has not found the money for that yet. "they all tell us they support our project...and they want to fund it. but to this day, not one penny has been
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vo cont the mayor says the city will keep fighting for the federal flood protection dollars promised. des moines water works will stop dumping excess nitrate that it filters from drinking water into the raccoon river it will pay the city's sanitary sewer system to treat the runoff. that's under a plan to build a pipeline this year that would connect the facility to the the city's sewer system. "we're going to go above and beyond the law here and do something we think is right for surface water quality here in iowa." this comes after the iowa departrtnt of natural resources identified excessive levels of sulfate and chloride in the discharge. a new district in iowa city is starting to take shape. right now, there are seven projects going on in the riverfront crossing district. that includes this 12 story hotel at the corner of clinton and burlington streets. the district sits directly south of downtown. the city has zoned it for rge scale development. city leaders say the district has really taken off.
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developing as quickly as it is, of course we can't predict exactly how long it will take because that's market driven. " a midwest one bank office building was the first building in the district. the city is also working on adding a parking garage next door. a non profit research group in iowa city is trying to let more people know about the fight against rare diseases. the john paul ii medical research institute is launching a rare genetic disease program to try to fifi cures to those diseases usingng adult stem cells. rare disease day is on the last day of february every year. researchers at the institute are dedicating the entire month to reaching outo patients and e doctors who treat t em. they want to recruit 100 people into their patient registry, who are willing to donate blood and tissue samples. from those samples, the institute can isolate adult stem cells and reprogram them into other types of cells. ceo jay kamath says the major problem is that rare diseases don't get funding or enough people involved in clinical trials.
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research is also aimed at other diseases. "10:39-:48 "we want to treat people for end-stage cardiac failure, we want to treat people who potentially have alzheimer's disease. we want to develop better drugs, because our drug pipeline is extremely weak." " the institute gets its funding from private sources. preparations for the annual schulte and swann's gown town are under way. the event provides prom gowns to local high schoolers free of charge. tv-9's brea love is live in hiawatha where those gowns are ready to go. brea, the big day is tomorrow? it does. tomorrow many many prom goers will take a hold of these dresses. this isn't the first time for this event. this is video from last year. people from all over eastern iowa have donated their gowns to give these girls some great picks. the event is held at the kirkwoododinn county regionanacenter from noon to three tomorrow. all of the gowns are free, no
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asked. so if you're a student that attends any local highschool in cedar rapids, marion, hiawatha or iowa city, come out and get your dress. coming up at 5, i will talk those heading gown town and how it all started. stay here with t-v 9. chris, nicole? tv-9's brea love live in hiawatha. thanks a lot brea. this morning, law enforcement in a kansas town is investigating a deadly shooting. 4 people are dead including the shooter, who was an employee at the business where the shooting happened. an iowa senator is helping legislation that would stop president obama from making costly decisions past november. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning!
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as you wake up temperatures will tart off in the upper 20s and low 30s for most. skies will be partly cloudy which will allow for a great start to your friday. a little sunshine will go a long way throughout your late morning and afternoon. with the sunshine and a westerly wind temperatures will warm into the low 40s for highs. into the evening temperatures will stay mild, with lows dropping into the low 30s. skies will become mainly clear and the start of you weekend looks great. once again the weather remains fairly quiet, but i think most of
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especially since our saturday and will continue into sunday. temperatures are pushing 60 degrees both days. spring isn't too far away. thanks britley. as you wake up temperatures will start off in the upper 20s and low 30s for most. skies will be partly cloudy which will allow for a great start to your friday. a little sunshine will go a long way throughout your late morning and afternoon. with the sunshine and a westerly wind temperatures will warm into the low 40s for highs. into the evening temperatures will stay mild, with lows dropping into the low 30s. skies will become mainly clear and the
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great. once again the weather remains fairly quiet, but i think most of you will be ok with that. especially since our weather gets even better into saturday and will continue into sunday. temperatures arereushing 60 degrees both days. spring isn't too far away. thanks britley. all of iowa's congressmen and
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sponsoring a bill to re-name a cedar rapids post office in honor of a fallen soldier. sergeant first class terry pasker died in july of 2011 while serving in afghanistan. he was 39 and just days away from the end of his combat tour. the representativ es haven't said which post office will bear his name. a fast food chain known for it's meat filled meals is changing it up for leap day. arby's if offering vegetarian options for february 29th. more coming up on today's america's money. stay with us.
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the gop presidential contenders had a texas showdown during a primetime debate in houston. this as the democrats prepare fororomorrow's south carolina primary. abc's
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gop frontrunner donald trump flanked by his rivals ted cruz and marco rubio... sot donald trump 22:29:12 first of all this guy is a choke artist and this guy's a liar. rubio, the republican establishment favorite unloaded the opposition playbook on trump. sot 21:03:53 trump: we're losing so much with mexico and china rubio: i don't understand, because your ties and the clothes you make is made in mexico and in china. you'll be starting a trade war against your own ties and youown suits. trump: you don't know a thing about business. on migration, trump was accused of hiring undocumented workers. 20:52:38 you're only person on this stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projejes legally. trump: no, no, i'm the only one at this stage that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody. on trump's tax returns trump 21:56:51 i want to release my tax returns but i can't release it while i'm under an auit ted cruz 22:02:07 he doesn't want to do it because presumable there's something in there that is bad. john kasich touted his record. ben carson delivered a head scratching comment on how he would fill the supreme court vacancy. sot ben carson 21:32:33 the
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their life is what i will look at. while the republicans debated... nat charlie wilson concert hillary clinton danced at a charlie wilson concert ahead of tomorrow's south carolina primary and talklk race at a north charleston church. but bernie sanders was on a midwest tour...his biggest crowd of the day was in president obama's hometown of chicago. for the republicans, our political analysts say an energized rubio won the debate, trump lost. but that ay not be enough to impact the billionaire's momentum as we head into super tuesday. kenneth moton, abc news washington. this morning, 4 people, including the shooter, are dead after a workplace shooting in southern kansas. 14 other people were injured at the shooting at excel industries plant in hesston. that's near wichita. the harvey county sheriff says law officers shot and killed the suspected shooter, who was reported to be an excel ememoyee. police say there are at least 4 crime scenes, including the excel plant, the facility's parking lot, and intersections. iowa republican senator joni ernst has introduced legislation that would limit president
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the midnight rule relief act would establish a moratorium beginning the day after the election through the next president's inauauration in january. during that time, the executive branch wouldn't be able to create regulations that would cost the economy 100 million dollars or more annually. republican senator from wisconsin, ron johnson, joined ernst in introducing the bill yesterday. now for a quick check on your weather with meteorologist britley ritz.
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britley... as you wake up temperatures will start off in the upper 20s and low 30s for most. skies will be partly cloudy which will allow for a great start to your friday. a little sunshine will go a long way throughout your late morning and afternoon. with the sunshine and a westerly wind temperatures willwarm into thh low 40s forr highs. into the evening temperatures will stay mild, with lows dropping into the low 30s. skies will become mainly clear and the start of you weekend looks great. once again the weather remains fairly quiet, but i think most of you will be ok with that. especially since our weather gets even better into saturday and will continue into sunday. temperatures are pushing 60 degrees both days. spring isn't too far away. abc's reena ninan and kendis gibson have this morning's america's money.
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good morning. topping "america's money" -- more trouble for major retailer. >> kohl's is the latest to announce closures. 18 sthoers now that sales are down 20%. >> the list of stores toe closed will be revealed next month. employees will be offered work in other kohl's stores. volkswagen has a deadline to say whether it's found an emissions fix that is acceptable to u.s. regulators. >> a federal judge saying yesterday that time was running out. the scandal affects 600,000 diesel vehicles. and this one's for reena. arby's is going vegetarian next monday on leap day. >> the first ever vegetarian menu. no-meat alternatives to all of its meetty sandwiches.
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source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. a nurse at a school clinic says there's a gap in student health care services in cedar rapids. and something needs to be done. a community college in eastern iowa says many students don't know how much debt they've signed up for. the school is working to fix that. high schoolers in eastern iowa can pick out their prom dresses without breaking their bank accounts. gown town starts this weekend. gogod friday morning! its 5 o'clock on february 26th. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t britley

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