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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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that's what people can expect for this year's cedar rapids night time farmers' market. 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 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
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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 at least 37 people are reported
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magnitude 6-point-2 earthquake rocked the central part of the country early this morning, collapsing homes on top of people as they slept. within the last hour, another earthquake - this one a 6-point-8, hit myanmar. we'll keep an eye on both of these throughout the morning. a pick-up truck led law enforcement on a chase for about 15 miles this morning from
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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 see hundreds of students, walking or biking when they head back to school this morning. for the part of north liberty that is in the iowa city school district, school leaders made 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 things. the city repainted all crosswalks. all crossing guards will have whistles and stop signs that light up. if possible, the city wants kids
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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 the intersection of penn and stewart streets. 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 start the year. kcrg-tv nine's brea love went to that 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 construction impacts three area schools tate high, city high and south east jr. high. south east being right next to the construction, is the most affected. the
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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 while. 9:59 "knowing we have 844 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 today. coming up in our next half hour we'll look deeper into some of those alternate routes for students.
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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 together to fix this. " right up to the last minute getting the damaged classrooms ready for the new school year, which started yesterday. authorities in jo daviess county are asking for help to find someone who broke into trailers, stealing construction tools. our coverage partner k-d- t-h says 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 people in central italy are
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earthquake. the earthquake hit italy in the middle of the night -- trapping many under crumbling buildings.
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early this morning. some storms will contain heavy downpours as well. scattered activity should 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
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school football. plan on rain to become likely again by saturday. today: storms likely very early, then a substantial break. scattered activity m late today. wind: sw 5-15 high: 80 tonight: chance of storms,
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partly sunny. wind: nw 5-10. high: 77 tom. night: clear and
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morning america.
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in this morning's "good morning america" first look, 16-year-old sebastian is recovering from the unthinkable. a rare and deadly brain-eating amoeba that kills 97% of those infect zmrd the family when they came to me i had to tell them just say their good-bye and doctors expect the camp counselor may have exposeded to the lake around august 3rd. he was placed in a medically induced coma for over a week. >> we woke him up. within hours, he spoke. >> 138 cases between 1962 and 2015. sebastian is only the fourth to survive it. and coming up at 7:00 a.m. we'll have more on this rare brain infection. with
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that number is expected to rise. officials there say damage is widespread and many roads are covered in
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kenneth moton has more on the search to find survivors. italian natural disaster... rescue crews are on the scene helping the injured and searching for survivors in the aftermath of a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in central italy. nats italian ovenight, dark images started coming in of the damage. the quake hit while people were asleep...3:30am local time. the epicenter...the town of norcia ...just 100 miles north of rome which also felt the tremor for at least 20 seconds. tourist eve reid and her family woke up to their beds shaking... tourist thing i did was panic, wonder what was going on. i spoke to my husband in relatively colorful language who told me it was an earthquake and not to panic. nats initial reports...the hardest hit area is in and around amatrice where the death toll is rising. most of the historic city has been destroyed and residents are buried under collapsed homes and buildings. the mayor simply said "the town isn't here anymore." equipment is being moved in to clear the way for rescue and recovery teams. abc's megan williams who felt the quake in rome is on the scene. williams sot audio only it's a very mountainous area. the roads aren't easy so it's not an easily accessibly area and it will take a while i imagine for rescuers to get there. this part of central italy has seen several significant
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6.3 magnitude quake killed nearly 300 people...now tragedy has struck again. that area is also dealing with aftershocks. here in washington, the state department is urging us citizens in italy, if they're safe, check in on social media and please contact family and friends. kenneth moton, abc news washington. officials say a powerful earthquake registering at 6-point-8 has hit central myanmar. at least 7 major fires continue to burn in
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nearly 30,000 acres in santa barbara county. only 30% of the wildfire is contained. there are over 1,300 firefighters battling the flames. investigators are still trying to figure out how the fire started. the zika outbreak in florida is spreading, with five new cases in two counties. those cases did not involve travel to other areas. one is in the tampa area, and four in the miami beach area. health officials say they are putting together a history of how the people were announced the department of health has begun door-to-door outreach and sampling in one infected county. the c-d-c says there have been more than 22- hundred cases of zika virus reported in the u-s as of august 17th. students going to loras college can now choose a major that can help people who have lost limbs. those students will be working toward a degree that will help them build and design things like prosthetic limbs. its here is a live look at
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stay with kcrg-tv9.
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us now with your first alert forecast. scattered storms are likely early this morning. some storms will contain heavy downpours as well. scattered activity should be on 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
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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. then a substantial break. scattered activity may re-develop late today. wind: sw 5-15 high: 80 tonight: chance of storms,
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tomorrow: partly sunny. wind: nw 5-10. high: 77 tom. night: clear and cool. wind: light nw low: 54 thanks, kaj. biomedical engineering track. the bureau of labor statistics says biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing careers in the country. biomedical engineers work on 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
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"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 engineering program, but loras expects many other students to follow suit. we've spent months covering the bakken oil pipeline that is set to run through iowa, we're not the only state where its controversial. native amei pipeline by protesting. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. it's ---.
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it's august 24th.
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today. at least 38 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 avene 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 times. more space and more structure. that's what people can expect for this year's cedar rapids night time farmers' market. 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
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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 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 become likely again by saturday.today: storms likely very early, then a substantial break. scattered activity may re-develop late today. nd: sw 5-1high: 80 tonight: ance of storms, main u. nd: 5-d
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at least 38 people are reported dead following a 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
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iowa city students will head back to school in just a few hours. 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 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 of south east 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,
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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 nice they will choose to ride their bikes or walk, but if they're 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 recommended routes for them including this 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
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done. 11:35 "this is a glitch, it's not ideal, but when it does openit will beo much better and safer for r students. this r coeee that we will take r the n" construction should be completed within the next two weeks. until then the 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. are looking for nominations for the kcrg t-v nine student of the month. just go to "kcrg.com" slash "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. 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
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southern north dakota have disrupted 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 de this is the second time protesters have 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
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specialist agrees there's no 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. fire officials want to nominate a cedar rapids man for helping save a woman from a deadly fire. i'm not too fond of heights, but i would've been jumping. " she tells tv-9 about the scary moments during a accidental fire that killed her boyfriend. up next... this morning's
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scattered storms are likely early this morning some storms will contain heavy downpours as
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the way out by mid-morning, with isolated re- development possible from mid-afternoon into early evening. much of the additional rain will be 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 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.
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cool. wind: light nw low: 54 thanks kaj.
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cedar rapids will host a night time farmers' market. and this year they are hoping things go smoother with lessons learned from last year's event. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg tv-nine.
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this morning. this is a picture of a flooded farm on highway 9 close to waukon. we also have a picture of one
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7.5" of rain in decorah. " 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. the fire started at 611 a avenue northwest just before two yesterday morning. firefighters believe it started in the kitchen when
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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, just catch me somebody just catch me" " the cedar rapids fire department plans to nominate her neighbor for one of the state's 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 death. a judge threw out his previous conviction because the trial included evidence that jurors
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alliance says some changes to this year's market after dark will help with overcrowding issues from last year's market. some people complained about how cramped last year's after dark market was. 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 was gonna happen, or knew what to expect. i think reflecting on it and moving forward making some changes hopefully it will be better this year " 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. demo now for our morning mugshot. this saturday is the unity point health live well 5k
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this run's theme is dancing through the decades. so you can expect to hear throwback music playing throughout the run. the 5k starts at newbo city market at 8 in the morning on saturday with family fun activities for afterwards. it'll cost you 30 dollars to participate. all the money raised will go to the unity point clinic diabetes and kidney fund. to register ahead of time visit unity point dot org slash live well 5-k. kaj has one more check of your forecast next. stay with us. this morning, at least 38 people
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have died in a earthquake that hit central italy. officials say the earthquake was at a 6- point-2 magnitude. it hit italy at 3:30 in the morning their time. a 6-point-8 earthquake hit in myanmar early this morning. the north liberty school
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have more kids walking to school today. first, the district eliminated discretionary busing for 9 schools. the district also changed the starting times for classes at different school levels. now, one last look at this morning's weather, 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- 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,
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partly sunny. wind: nw 5-10. high: 77 tom. night: clear and cool. wind: light nw low: 54 we certainly hope your is off to a good start. good morning america is next. and we'll be back with a local
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good morning, america. breaking news. a deadly earthquake rocks italy. victims pulled from the destruction. a desperate search for survivors right now. after the 6.2 magnitude quake turns homes and buildings to rubble. in a spot popular with tourists. >> quite severe shaking of the bed. the first thing i did was panic. >> the tremors even shake rome. one mayor says his town is not here anymore. the pope speaking out this morning. and "gma" live on the scene with the latest. cyberattack on "the new york times." the fbi investigating if the same russians hackers who targeted the democratic national committee tried to do it again. who's behind this new series of attack? donald trump signals a shift on immigration. >> there certainly can be a softening, because we're not looking to hurt people. >> and sharpens his attack on hillary clinton and the clinton foundation.

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