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from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. heavy rains and flash floods are a cause for concern in some northeastern communities this morning. we have what's ahead. high traffic is expected as more north liberty students walk to school today. the drive to some iowa city schools may not only be rainy, but also filled with construction. good wednesday morning! here's a live look at the city cam. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... scattered storms are likely early this morning. some storms will contain heavy downpours as well. scattered activity should be on the way out by mid-morning, with isolated re- development possible from mid-afternoon into early evening. much of the additional rain will be farther south into missouri. in the wake of this cold front, temperatures will fall down to the 70s for tomorrow and friday and should
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plan on rain to become likely again by saturday.today: storms likely very early, then a substantial break. scattered activity may re-develop late today. wind: sw 5-15 high: 80 tonight: chance of storms, mainly south. wind: nw 5-10. low: 63 tomorrow: partly sunny. wind: nw 5-10. high: 77 tom. night: clear and cool. wind: light nw low: 54
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enforcement on a chase for about 15 miles this morning from reinbeck to past hudson. the grundy county sheriff's office says, at about 12:40 a-m, a deputy tried to pull a pick-up truck over but the driver sped away going into black hawk county. the chase ended on eldora road near the intersection with west shaulis road -- that's between hudson and waterloo. deputies say they tried to pull the driver over for a license plate violation. north liberty could possibly
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they head back to school this morning. for the part of north liberty that is in the iowa city school district, school leaders made 2 changes this school year that could push more kids to walk to school. first, the district eliminated discretionary busing for 9 schools. that's also known as busing for students who are not entitled to it under iowa law. the district also changed the starting time for classes at different school levels. in anticipation of more students walking, the city and school district has changed some crosswalks. all crossing guards will have light up stop lights and whistles. if possible, the city wants kids to avoid crossing penn street. instead, the city suggests going further down to front street. " 39:53, "we would like to avoid students crossing penn street and dubuque street but also acknowledge kids have habits and they've walked to school that way for years. " a crossing guard died last school year in north liberty after a car hit her at
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getting ready for the school year can be time- consuming -- and some in iowa city may need some extra time. students heading to south east jr. high will have to deal with some construction to start the year. kcrg-tv nine's brea love went to the intersection of 1st avenue and bradford drive. brea, how does the district recommend parents navigate construction? chris and nicole, the number one thing is if your child can ride the bus do so. this construction allows zero pedestrian, bike, or vehicle access. the const tate high, city high and south east jr. high. south east being right next to the construction, is the most affected. the district sent out reminders to parents. as i mentioned, it's recommended that everyone who can ride the bus, ride it. parents drop off and pick up be at the mercer aquatic center next door. principal michelle cook says bradford drive will be a busy road until this is done. that's why she's asking drivers who use bradford to be extra aware for a
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students that are going to be released at 3 o'clock that's a lot of pedestrian traffic, so if cars could just be aware take a little more time, go a little slower, and avoid this area if at all possible." the construction is expected to take about two weeks. until then drivers should watch for children and vice versa. a reminder that first avenue from bradford drive to mall drive is closed. coming up in our next half hour we'll look deeper into some of those alternate routes for students. sageville elementary in dubuque welcomed students back, after some repair work over the summer. a storm with strong wind ripped the roof off the school building in may. after workers put up a new roof, school staff spent the summer cleaning up the classrooms that had some damage. one administrator told us the whole ordeal taught students a little something about teamwork. "they will remember this. but they will remember it fondly that we were able work
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mcdonald says teachers worked right up to the last minute getting the damaged classrooms ready for the new school year, which started yesterday. while the iowa utilities board has approved the dakota access pipeline across 18 iowa counties, tribal opposition in north dakota is also picking up. the three affiliated tribes chairman says he is supporting others ways of getting oil to market. the protesters in southern construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline that's to carry oil from north dakota to illinois -- through iowa. the standing rock sioux tribe says a leak could contaminate their drinking water, which comes from the missouri river. in bismarck, north dakota yesterday, hundreds protested on a city bridge. ""that prayer is not just for us and for the sacred stone camp and for standing rock sioux nation, it's also a sincere prayer for all those downstream, for all the communities that are going to be affected by this pipeline, affected by oil and gas development." " this is the second time
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demonstrated in north dakota's capitol city. the first happened at the south entrance of the capitol last week. health officials have confirmed the first case of the zika virus in south dakota. but they say there's no cause for concern. the state department of health says a south dakota woman who traveled to the caribbean contracted the virus. a state official says it shouldn't spread, because the type of mosquito that carries the zika virus is not in the state. an infectious disease reason for people to worry about catching it. " --sot-- "even if we have people in the state who have the zika virus, they are not able to transfer the virus to other people. " the state says the west nile virus is a much bigger concern for the state, with 53 people there contracting it so far this year. two people in iowa were infected with the west nile virus this summer. authorities in jo daviess county are asking for help to find someone who broke into trailers, stealing construction tools. our
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it happened last weekend. the sheriff's department says the thief cut the locks off the trailers. the trailers were at job sites on medical center drive and norris lane in galena and on u.s. route 20 police in iowa city released surveillance video of some recent robberies, hoping someone can identify the robber. the armed robberies occurred between july 20th and august. they happened at 3 restaurants... a mcdonald's, a culvers, and a pancheros, and also at the first american bank. all of them are in an area robber targeted employees outside the restaurants late at night, forcing them to go back inside and robbing them at gunpoint. since then, police have advised employees at nearby businesses to leave through the front of their buildings and in lighted areas. anyone who has information about the robber should contact iowa city police. loras is launching a new biomedical engineering tack. the bureau of labor statistics says biomedical engineering is one of the fastest
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designing and building products -- such as prosthetic limbs and organs. last school year, students in an engineering class developed this prosthetic hand. that helped the college to consider creating the new major. one professor at loras says this type of engineering is changing the medical world. "in another 20 years there may be no transplant list because of engineers and scientists are designing materials and the technology to be able to make these things. " so far just 1 student has enrolled in the biomedical expects many other students to follow suit. a downtown cedar rapids wall is now home to a new a piece of artwork. how one nonprofit group says the mural has a special meaning and when you may see more
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downpours as well. scattered activity should be on the way out by mid-morning, with isolated re- development possible from mid-afternoon into early evening. much of the additional
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farther south into missouri. in the wake of this cold front, temperatures will fall down to the 70s for tomorrow and friday and should make for a great start to high school football. plan on rain to become likely again by saturday. today: storms likely very early, then a sub break. scattered activity may re-develop late today. wind: sw 5-15 high: 80 tonight: chance of storms, mainly south. wind: nw 5-10. low: 63 tomorrow:
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cool. wind: light nw low: 54
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you'll now see a splash of
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"murals and more" unveiled a mural on the skywalk on 4th avenue. tim adams is the artist and calls this piece "free bird." the group says theme of this mural has a special meaning to cedar rapids. 19:43:04;01 "free bird the song itself really represents staying strong after a tragedy and so we thought after the flood this is a great representation to where cedar rapids is at. " the group plans to unveil
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mural in september. extra rain last week and cooler nights have helped out grain and pod fill. we have the full iowa crop progress report next in agribusiness. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning! it's ---. welcome to the agribusiness
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this last week and cooler nights helped out grain and pod fill according to the iowa crop progress report. here's a central iowa cornfield from yesterday.. ninety percent of the corn crop is at or passed the dough stage.. 10 days ahead of the five year average.. with 45 percent of the corn dented or beyond.. six
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and there were scattered reports of corn showing signs of maturity... a central iowa soybean field i saw yesterday looked to be showing signs of desease.. pretty common according to the report.. soybeans setting pods are at 92 percent.. five days ahead of last year and four days ahead of normal.. three percent of beans are turning color.. and conditions are reported at 82 percent good or excellent. ---- the 2016 pro farmer midwest crop tour is in full swing.. day one is over and the results are in for ohio and part 49 bushels an acre.. while soybeans.. measured by the number of pods in a three by three foot square are figured at 1055.05. scouts reported there were fields with poor pollination already tipping back.. but soybeans could be the saving grace for farmers in the eastern corn belt. day two of the pro farmer crop tour goes from indiana to illinois.. you can keep track of the progress on twitter under the hashtag p-f-tour-16
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grains are slightly lower as they look to see what the rest of the week brings "we have had a lot of chatter about the pro farmer tour. it's real people going through real fields here it's going to conclude on friday. but disappointing yields on the wings." "south dakota and ohio but expect those to improve as we move to the middle of the corn belt. that was expected. and it's basically big supplies versus big demand. and it's the big supplies that are over- weighing the market today as we're under a little bit of pressure." "the cash cattle a futures are discounting a sharp drop in the cash market. basis levels are supported on cattle as the demand just continues to be slower than expected and just too large of supplies for the current weaker demand and so consequently we continue under pressure on the cattle." "the hog market's under a lot of pressure here today real fear is as we move past labor day we lose our seasonal positiveness. we start to move
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the weights grow a bit. very much like the cattle market the export demand and the demand in general is a bit slow and so consequently the larger supplies are overtaking the softer demand and pressure to the downside." ---- deere and company is cutting production at its waterloo plant until at least october.. the move comes as the world's largest farm equipment manufacturer waits for used inventory levels to decrease at its dealership.. a deere ok commodity prices.. weakening farm income.. and more used equipment purchases.. deere says agricultural equipment sales are expected to be down 15 to 20 percent this year in north america. ---- and that's all i have for the show today.. thanks for joining me.. i'll be back here again tomorrow. ---- we'll post a video every day in the agriculture section of kcrg.com. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3.24 oc: standard sometimes people are forced to overcome sometimes people are forced to overcome adversity. but when it's in your own home,
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a custom kitchen became a comfort for one woman's family and helped make her house a home. stay with tv9. it's ---. scattered storms are likely
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downpours as well. scattered activity should be on the way out by mid-morning, with isolated re- development possible from mid-afternoon into early evening. much of the additional rain will be farther south into missouri. in the wake of this cold front, temperatures will fall down to the 70s for tomorrow and friday and should make for a great start to high school football. plan on rain to likely very early, then a substantial break. scattered activity may re-develop late today. wind: sw 5-15 high: 80 tonight: chance of storms, mainly south. wind: nw 5-10. low: 63 tomorrow: partly sunny. wind: nw 5-10. high: 77 tom. night: clear and
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for those with physical
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with their individualized needs. in today's angie's list report, we meet a woman whose physical limitations are no match for a contractor who specializes in universal design. " "amy's story is a great story that really shows how contractors can think outside the box when you just fill them in on what you're looking for. she needed a kitchen that could adapt to both her height as well as her husband, and the contractor came up with some great solutions to make it their dream kitchen." ""when we started meeting with people - the designer and the engineer for the kitchen, we realized there were so many possibilities to actually make people and me."" there are many options for working universal design into a home that can still be resellable to other buyers. one of the first steps in the redesigning process is to find an engineer and contractor that are familiar with your needs. contractors can think outside the box when you just fill them in on what you're
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hundred-thousand dollars or about twice the price of an average kitchen remodel. smaller scale projects are more common, and angie says a lot of great contractors, like amy's, specialize in universal design or are certified in customizing homes to meet special physical needs. look for contractors who display credentials for universal design or caps, a certified aging in place specialist. for more tips and tricks like this, check out angie's list dot com. thousands of market goers threw off the cedar rapids year. this year, the organization has made some big changes to the one night the farmers' market is at night. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9.
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from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. construction on a street in iowa city is forcing some to take a longer way to school. the city and school district have suggestions on how to get around it. fire crews say a pot with grease on the stove caused a fatal fire on the northwest side of cedar rapids. one man died and his girlfriend explains how she survived. the night time farmers' market in cedar rapids will look a little different this year. the first time things didn't go so well when thousands more than expected showed up. it's 530 on august 23rd. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... scattered storms are likely early this morning. some storms will contain heavy
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be on the way out by mid-morning, with isolated re- development possible from mid-afternoon into early evening. much of the additional rain will be farther south into missouri. in the wake of this cold front, temperatures will fall down to the 70s for tomorrow and friday and should make for a great start to high
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very early, then a substantial break. scattered activity may re-develop late today. wind: sw 5-15 high: 80 tonight: chance of storms, mainly south. wind: nw 5-10. low: 63 tomorrow: partly sunny. wind: nw 5-10. high: 77 tom. night: clear and cool. wind: light nw low: 54 thanks kaj. at least 37 people are reported dead following a strong earthquake in italy. a magnitude 6-point-2 earthquake rocked the central part of the country early this morning, collapsing homes on top of people as they slept. we'll have more on the developments there in our next hour. iowa city students will head
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the first day of school can be a hectic one for any family, but construction near some iowa city schools could make it a little more stressful. kcrg-tv nine's brea love went to the intersection of 1st avenue and bradford drive. brea, what kind of construction did you see there? well chris and nicole, the city is completely redoing 1st avenue. first avenue from bradford drive to mall drive is closed. this closure affects city high school, tate high school, and especially south east jr. high. there's a lot going on just to the right o s jr. high school. that isn't overcoming the excitement for the 844 students ready for their first day of 7th or 8th grade. but it could slow them down. 7:51 "there's no pedestrian, bike, or vehicle access coming from the south. we've reached out to all parents, if their student is bus eligible they should ride the bus. a lot of our students if the weather is
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coming from the south there won't be any safe place to cross the railroad tracks." with first avenue closed, bradford drive traffic will go up significantly. parents who choose to drop off need to take their students to mercer aquatic center next door. that way students can use the sidewalk to get to the building. 8:33 "our concern is if parents are pulling up on the street and dropping their kids off and kids are running across the street. with the increase traffic that just doesn't seem safe to us." 27:07 "for students who are illegible to ride the bus, the district has recom pedestrian bridge that allows them to go underneath the train tracks." the iowa city school district sent out specific information to every home affected, and worked one one one with any families concerned. cook hopes doing so will eliminate problems they might face until the work is done. 11:35 "this is a glitch, it's not ideal, but when it does open, it will be so much better and safer for our students. this a minor inconvenience that we will take for the long term benefit it will bring." construction should be completed
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district asks drivers to avoid or just be aware of the kids on bradford, especially during drop off and pick up times. and try to avoid using the side streets as well. if you'd like to learn more about the recommended routes i've placed a link on kcrg dot com. as the school year begins, we are looking for nominations for the kcrg t-v nine student of the month. "student of the month" and click on the nominate button. we'll announce 3 finalists on the first tuesday of every month during the tv-9 morning show. " a cedar rapids woman says she did everything she could to go back to save her boyfriend from a house fire. he later died at the hospital. alize watson says her neighbor came to her rescue with a ladder when she climbed out onto her roof trying to get away from the flames.
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just before two yesterday morning. firefighters believe it started in the kitchen when someone left a pot with grease unattended on the stove. firefighters pulled naquave whitlock from the burning house. he later died at a hospital. he was 22. watson, who was his girlfriend, also went to the hospital. she told t-v nine she is in shock and grieving the loss of her boyfriend. but she is grateful for her neighbor, who rescued her. "he was trying to get that ladder fixed and i'm like, just catch me, catch me" " the cedar rapids fire department plans to nominate her neighbor for one of the state's lifesaving awards next year. a jury will soon decide if a waterloo man is guilty of 1st degree murder. yesterday, jurors heard closing arguments in the trial of perquondis holmes, who is 25 years old. prosecutors say holmes fired gunshots at a car that had pulled into an apartment building's parking lot in november 20- 13. the shots killed daequan campbell, who was 18. this is the second time holmes is on trial for the
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because the trial included evidence that jurors weren't supposed to see. polk county investigators are trying to learn how 2 people and their dog died inside their home. polk county deputies found them around 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. the family had asked authorities to do a welfare check. investigators have not said what the home looks like or any information about the condition of the bodies. "
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but this year, the cedar rapids metro economic alliance says it has expanded the boundaries from 7 blocks to 19 blocks. it is also allowing people who purchase a blue cup, which lets them walk around with beer or wine instead of crowding inside the bars. brick's bar and grill owner sam tracy says he hopes the changes will help out. ",' the fact is the city did it without knowing exactly what was gonna happen, or knew what to expect. i think reflecting on it and moving forward making some ch the event starts at 6:30 pm and goes until 11 this saturday. there will also be booths set up at the market for purchasing market after dark cups that people can carry alcohol with throughout the event. hy-vee's most creative cake designers from the cedar rapids area are competing in lindale mall today. this is video of last year's contest. today is the semifinal
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challenge, and starts at 10 this morning. the designers will decorate a specialty cake of their choosing and 12 cupcakes within a 3-hour time limit. they are judged on the cakes' technical appearance, icing appearance and level of difficulty. a new tesla battery allows the car to go from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds. and this new battery can also apparently keep the car running for longer. scattered storms are likely
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downpours as well. scattered activity should be on the way out by mid-morning, with isolated re- development possible from mid-afternoon into early evening. much of the additional
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the wake of this cold front, temperatures will fall down to the 70s for tomorrow and friday and should make for a great start to high school football. plan on rain to become likely again by saturday.today: storms likely very early, then a substantial break. scattered activity may re-develop late today. wind: sw 5-15 high: 80 tonig wind: nw 5-10. low: 63 tomorrow: partly sunny. wind: nw 5-10. high: 77 tom. night: clear and
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an iowa lawmaker has written a letter to a pharmaceutical company. senator grassley is among the many who are upset that the price of epipens has dramatically increased. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg tv-nine. it's
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the record levels they reached last week. some good news on the housing front--new home sales are up. the commerce department says they jumped nearly 12.5% last month. that's the fastest pace in 9 years. the department added that the demand for homes is greater than the pace of construction. on tuesday, tesla's c-e-o announced a new battery pack that can power its cars from 0 to 60 in under announced a new version of the model s that battery powers. but it's going to cost you 134-thousand dollars. the new battery also extends the range of current model s vehicles by 20 miles. you could call it the battle of the blades. procter and gamble, maker of the gillette mach 3, is suing edgewell personal care. edgewell owns schick razors and edge shave gels. the lawsuit is over a patent infringement and misleading
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allegations are baseless. lawmakers are demanding more information as to why the price for lifesaving epipens has skyrocketed. iowa senator chuck grassley wrote to mylan, which makes the devices, asking why the cost is now more than 600 dollars. epipens are used to prevent potentially deadly allergic reactions. nine years ago a two- dose package cost less than 60 dollars. it's here's a live look at on our city cam.
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scattered storms are likely early this morning. some storms will contain heavy downpours as well. scattered activity should be on the way out by mid mid-afternoon into early evening. much of the additional rain will be farther south into missouri. in the wake of this cold front, temperatures will fall down to the 70s for tomorrow and friday and should make for a great start to high school football. plan on rain to become likely again by saturday.today: storms likely very early, then a substantial break. scattered activity may re-develop late today. wind: sw 5-15 high: 80 tonight: chance of storms, mainly south. wind: nw 5-10. low: 63 tomorrow: partly sunny. wind: nw 5-10. high: 77 tom. night: clear and
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thanks kaj.
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up next. stay with tv-9.
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volleyball schedule, including a great match-up at prairie where the hawks hosted 3rd ranked iowa city west. --thism 9.2....the first set between these two was fantastic...west up 24-22 but jenna wagemester pulls prairie within one... --but west doesn't let this one slip away as claire overton keeps it inside the baseline...25-23 west takes the opener... --late in the second set...prairie just a point away from winning it and karleigh schilling seals the deal with the great dump off...25-19 hawks... --women of troy now up 2 sets to 1 when maddie laffey sends everybody home with the kill as west beats
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--also in 5a, 8th ranked kennedy hosting number-14 jeff...opening set...kaylee donner gets a little help from the net on this ace serve and the j-hawks are cruising... --then it's madi slagle with the big swing as jeff takes the opener 25-20... --set two was a different story...madison palmer sets to kayla joyner...joyne r puts it down...cougar s grab the early lead... --then paige franck gets in on the action with her kill as kennedy wins the next three to beat jeff 3-1. kernels second baseman luis arraez...today he was named to the midwest league post- season all-star team. --the kernels and quad cities continuing their four game series...cedar rapids strikes first as arraez picks up his 60th rbi of the season as he singles to left...zander wiel scores....1-0 kernels in the 1st... --quad cities threatening in the second but eduardo del rosario spins and nabs the runner at second...what a great pick-off move... --and
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hector roa, launches a homer to left...the solo shot ties the game at one... --but that's the only run the kernels would allow...nelson molina drives in the go-ahead run in the 7th as the kernels win it 2-1. --school is back in session at the college level, so that means iowa's first football game is fast approaching. --the hawkeyes are just 11 days away from their season opener with miami of ohio, but for now, kirk ferentz is keeping his guys focused on themselves. "we're just going to continue working us against us preseason just to get a better gauge on how guys compete against really good competition. it's the way we do it every year. we just do very little on our first opponent until we get into game week, but we'll introduce a few things, but not even the abcs, maybe the as on thursday or friday." trt :24 oc: "...on thursday or friday." --tonight at 6, i introduced you to bentley fletcher and tristin wilcox, the duo who won the state junior bassmasters championship which
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national tournament. here are tristin and bentley explaining what they love about fishing. "i honestly didn't start bass fishing until last year in april. my uncle, todd young, he introduced me to it and i've loved it ever since. i think it's tough sitting inside not doing much or sitting there playing video games. i'll play video games, but i don't like to waste my day playing video games when i can be outside learning something new." "just the aspect of be outside. you usually learn more not catching fish than what you do catching fish." trt :32 oc: "...you do catching fish." --and how about those kids from johnston, iowa, in the little league world series...after a rough extra-innings loss last night, they were down 1-0 in the 5th when kaiden dinh crushes one deep and gone to center...that monster blast ties the game at 1... it's now 2-2 in the bottom of the 6th....bases loaded for dinh and he delivers the walk-off single as iowa beats rhode island 3-
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starting off with a live look at . it's wednesday, august 24th. here's what you need to know today. at least 37 people have died after a 6.2 earthquake hit central italy. many were trapped under rubble since it hit while they were sleeping " a cedar rapids woman saved from a house fire says she ran for help trying to save her boyfriend. he died from the fire. construction in iowa city could slow down students and families going to their first day of school. 1st avenue is closed from bradford drive to mall drive for the next two weeks. schools in north liberty expect a lot more students to be walking or biking to class today. the district has cut bus routes and changed start

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