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starting off with a live look at . it's tuesday, october 25th. here's what you need to know today. more students means a demand for more space. the linn mar school district has decided save money and rearrange schools. "you're for him, but you're not for him. but you're kind of for him. what the heck?" president obama criticizes republicans for their stance on donald trump. and trump knocked the president for campaigning too much. trump's claims of a "rigged election" sparked worries about voter fraud across the country. iowa election officials explain the steps they've taken to ensure honest voting. senator grassley says republicans will still control the senate after november. he says his own race is one of the toughest he's
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kids should sleep in their parent's bedroom up until they are one year old to protect against sudden infant death syndrome. 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... slight chance at a few rain showers developing later today. the overall timing of this low pressure system hasn't changed at all and should drop most of its rain during the night and into wednesday morning. a half inch to one inch of rainfall is possible with this system by the time it departs on wednesday afternoon. clouds should linger well into thursday with a return to much above normal temperatures by friday. in fact, many areas
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afternoon, with warmer than normal temperatures going well into next week as well. today: isolated showers developing late in the afternoon and evening. wind: se 10-20. high: 56 tonight: showers and a few thunderstorm s likely. windy. wind: se 15-25. low: 50 tomorrow: showers and a few thunderstorm s likely, mostly in the morning. windy at times. wind: var 10-20. high: 56 tom. night: mostly cloudy and cooler. wind: nw 5-15. low: 42 republican rod blum is running for a second term democrat monica vernon in iowa's first congressiona l district. kcrg-tv9's katie wiedemann talked with blum about his bid for re- election. congressman rod blum will be the first person to tell you where he came from. "i am a small business man who's operated in the private sector for my entire career. i ran for one reason and one reason only. i love the united states of america. " blum often returns to dubuque from washington d.c. to job shadow people working here in iowa.
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citizens are doing, in the private sector. " while in d.c. he says his focus remains on the issues. things like social security reform, debt reduction and national security. he says he strongly opposed the iran nuclear agreement. "i read that agreement word for word, had we had a chance to vote for it in the house, it would have been a heck no. " as for the race to the white house..... "i follow the presidential and while blum has pledged his support for donald trump, he says he would never tell anyone who to vote for in this presidential election. "everyone is this country, everyone in eastern iowa understands donald trump is crude. he talks crude sometimes. everybody shakes their head and agrees with that. also everyone agrees that hillary clinton is a corrupt liar. " blum co-sponsored an amendment to the u-s constitution to limit us representatives to 3 terms. "career politicians, i am tired of them. i am for term limits. the whole business of politics, is despicable."
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yet decided how many more times he will run for elected office. in dubuque, katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 news. blum and challenger monica vernon will meet for their first and only debate tomorrow night in cedar rapids. kcrg-tv9 and the gazette will host at coe college, starting at 7. you can watch it on kcrg nine point two. today, we iowa senator chuck grassley and his message. that will air on the kcrg- tv9 news at 6. in this year's race, grassley says he's expecting the outcome to be much closer than what he's seen in the past. while speaking to groups in waterloo and cedar rapids yesterday, grassley says he doesn't put a lot of stock in poll numbers. he did recall some early polls this year showing him with under 50 percent support. more recent polls put him in a 16 or 17 point lead over challenger patty judge.
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right up to the very last minute this year. he names this as his toughest race since his first campaign. " i;ve had the most serious challenge since i beat sen. john culver in 1980...i've won reelection by big margins i'm not going to win a big margin this time but it will be a tough pull" grassley and the other senators campaigning with him agreed republicans will keep control of the senate. that's despite the dropping presidential nominee donald trump. american and iraqi forces are using heavy artillery against isis in mosul as forces inch closer to the city. the general in charge of ground forces for the u-s says it can be tough to read how isis fights. "they're trying to defend forward then they're collapsing back to mosul and so the question is how hard will they fight in mosul " on top of those challenges, isis fighters
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these neon flames and toxic gas in the air. hundreds of people living in that area had to get medical attention for trouble leaving. isis took over the city two years ago, and u-s iraqi forces launched an effort to take back the city last week. pakistani officials say an attack on a police academy in a southwestern city has killed 59 people. authorities say people with guns attacked the training center and detonated explosive people are hurt, most of them police trainees and paramilitary troops. officials also say the attackers seemed to be in contact with handlers in afghanistan. a vinton woman is going to prison in connection to an accidental shooting that killed a 14 year old girl last year. a judge sentenced robyn merchant... .... to nearly four years in prison. she gave a semi- automatic rifle to her son, dillon winter-roth, who was
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that rifle, it went off, and fired a bullet at 14 year old emma redlinger of vinton. she later died at the hospital. the shooting happened in february 2015 at 1207 west fourth street in vinton. authorities say it was william hines junior who was holding the rifle when it went off. he was 17 at the time. prosecutors charged him with involuntary manslaughter and interference with official acts. his trial begins next month. a judge's order to ban guns controversy. chief judge kurt wilke issued the order two weeks ago for iowa's second judicial district. that includes bremer, butler, and floyd counties. the order covers courtrooms, clerks offices, judicial administrative offices and other areas... such as hallways, lobbies, and conference rooms. a board member of the iowa firearms coalition says he understands security concerns. but he believes the order over reaches when people can't carry weapons in
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the cedar river took center stage this year with flooding that caused millions of dollars of damage. but officials in johnson county are concerned about possible future flooding of the iowa river and want to make some changes.
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later today. the overall timing of this low pressure system hasn't changed at all and should drop most of its rain during the night and into wednesday
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half inch to one inch of rainfall is possible with this system by the time it departs on wednesday afternoon. clouds should linger well into thursday with a return to much above normal temperatures by friday. in fact, many areas have a good shot at 70+ degrees again by friday afternoon, with warmer than normal temperatures going well into next week as well. today: isolated showers developing late in the afternoon and evening. wind: se 10-20. high: 56 tonight: showers and a few
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low: 50 tomorrow: showers and a few thunderstorm s likely, mostly in the morning. windy at times. wind: var 10-20. high: 56 tom. night: mostly cloudy and cooler. wind: nw 5-15.
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morning america.
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see piles of sandbags outside some downtown businesses. now the city wants those businesses to remove them by the end of the week. the city already picked up sandbags from residential areas, but it's not doing that for businesses. they will have to make their
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them. businesses can drop off sandbags at four locations... in the newbo district, czech village, kingston village, or at the old sixth street alliant energy power plant. the city says businesses that don't move the sandbags could face fines. johnson county wants the army corps of engineers to explore changes to help prevent flooding on the iowa river. the county wants the corps to review its policy for where it keeps water levels on coralville lake throughout the year. since 1993, there has been significant flooding at bot iowa river. officials in johnson county say the corps needs to take a closer look at the outdated plan before another major flooding event happens. " you cannot manage a reservoir with a 1990's plan, something needs to change, a lot has changed, including rainfall. " johnson county officials say the cost of a new plan has dropped significantly in recent years. they say they'd even help the corps pay for it. " they wanted to know the
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financial implications of that, so tonights meeting, we're going to talk and see the interest of the local entities impacted by this. " during that meeting, area leaders discussed sending a letter to the corps asking them to do a new study as soon as possible. its here is a live look at . stay with kcrg-tv9.
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plan on a cloudy tuesday with a slight chance later today. the overall timing of this low pressure system hasn't changed at all and should drop most of its rain during the night and into wednesday morning. a half inch to one inch of rainfall is possible with this system by the time it departs on wednesday afternoon. clouds should linger well into thursday with a return to much above normal temperatures by friday. in fact, many areas
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afternoon, with warmer than normal temperatures going well into next week as well. today: isolated showers developing late in the afternoon and evening. wind: se 10-20. high: 56 tonight: showers and a few thunderstorm s likely. windy. wind: se 15-25. low: 50 tomorrow: showers and a few thunderstorm s likely, mostly in the morning. windy at times. wind: var 10-20. high: 56 tom. night: mostly cloudy and cooler. wind: nw 5-15. low: 42 donald trump's recent claims of
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voter fraud around the country has election officials on the defense. here in iowa, officials explain the many steps they've put into place to make sure voter fraud doesn't happen. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. it's
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live look at . it's october 25th. here's what you need to know today. more students means a demand for more space. the linn mar school district has decided save money and rearrange for him. but you're kind of for him. what the heck?" president obama criticizes republicans for their stance on donald trump. and trump knocked the president for campaigning too much. trump's claims of a "rigged election" sparked worries about voter fraud across the country. iowa election officials explain the steps they've taken to ensure honest voting. senator grassley says republicans will still control
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he says his own race is one of the toughest he's faced so far. a new medical report recommends kids should sleep in their parent's bedroom up until they are one year old to protect against sudden infant death syndrome. 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 plan on a cloudy tuesday with a slight chance at a few rain showers developing later today.
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pressure system hasn't changed at all and should drop most of its rain during the night and into wednesday morning. a half inch to one inch of rainfall is possible with this system by the time it departs on wednesday afternoon. clouds should linger well into thursday with a return to much above normal temperatures by friday. in fact, many areas have a good shot at 70+ degrees again by friday afternoon, with warmer than normal temperatures going well into next week as well. today: isolated showers developing late in the afternoon and evening. wind: se 10-20. high: 56 tonight: showers and a few thunderstorm s likely. windy. wind: se 15-25. low: 50 tomorrow: showers and a few thunderstorm s likely, mostly in the morning. windy at times. wind: var 10-20. high: 56 tom. night: mostly cloudy and cooler. wind: nw 5-15. low: 42 with two weeks until election day, polls show hillary clinton with a growing lead over donald trump as a-b-c's angelica spanos report, trump is now suggesting those polls are wrong. on day two of a three day tour in the battleground state of florida, donald trump lashes out
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winning" and last night, trump's team bypassing the mainstream media ? with his facebook live show called "trump tower live" the hosts taking trump's message directly to the american people. but in new hampshire, clinton joined forces with massachusetts senator elizabeth warren. the pair bashed trump after he called clinton a 'nasty woman' at the last debate. sot sen warren: "get this, donald -- nasty women ar smart. and nasty women vote. and on november 8th, we nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever." clinton, accused trump of having no concrete plan to defeat isis. sot clinton "he is basically declaring defeat before the battle has even started, he
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what it means to have an unqualified commander- in-chief. with early voting underway in florida and texas ... two key states trump would need to win... trump says don't wait until november 8th. sot trump "get your friends, your family, your coworkers out to vote so you can go vote today, you can go vote tomorrow but get out to vote" campaigning in florida today with just two weeks to go until election day. angelica spanos, abc news new york a recent washington post poll now shows the majority of both republicans and democrats believe voter fraud occurs. and iowa election officials say they are working to make sure it doesn't. republican candidate donald trump claims the election is rigged, and is focusing attention on
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the wai republicans, 75 percent of independents and 52 percent of democrats believe voter fraud is occurring. many believe illegal immigrants are voting. others believe people vote using the names of dead people. but the secretary of state's office says steps are taken to make sure that doesn't happen in iowa. "every month the secretary of state receives a list of people who have passed away not only in state of iowa, but those registered in iowa and other states and those persons are immediately...cancelled. in addition count obitutaries.so we don't have dead people voting in iowa." election officials also work with the post office to check changes of address and disqualify illegal immigrants. the secretary of state's office says those who commit voter fraud will be caught and prosecuted. black hawk county is running tests on its voting machines.
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democrats, republicans and independents tests every race. it includes the possibilities of potential undervotes, overvotes and write-ins. the technicians then compare the results with totals from hundreds of pre-marked ballots. the county says it wants to make sure the election is fair. "people come up with all sorts of ideas of what might happen. but, the fact is is that we use paper ballots that we keep after the election so if there's any question they the county will keep those ballots for 22 months after a general election. high school students in elkader are preparing this morning to host a debate. it's happening tonight and will feature candidates running for seats in the iowa house. those candidates are: democrat pat ritter and republican michael bergan in house district 55, and democrat patti ruff against republican kristi hager in district 56. that debate begins at 7 at central community high school in elkader. california authorities are
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people killed in a major bus crash near palm springs. 13 of the passengers on board died when the bus crashed into the back of semi-truck over the weekend. the california highway patrol is investigating why the bus was going so fast. "there was no appearance of braking. there was no skid marks from the bus at the time of the collision. the only skid marks were directly related to the big rig as it got pushed forward. " authorities say the driver of the bus is one of the 13 des moines police say a 14-year-old is in critical condition this morning after getting shot in the head. police say they received reports of a shooting around six last night. authorities say another person took the teen to the hospital, where police were first called. the investigation into the shooting is ongoing. a des moines rapper's anti violence message now has song and music video. song playing will keeps released his song
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yesterday. the music video features keeps singing alongside harding middle school students. the song aims to inspire kids that good grades are cool, and college is something to strive for. "we want the kids to say hey look - i am not going there - i am not going to the streets - i am going straight to my education - i am showing the whole world how great i am " keeps is donating 10- percent of his profits to college funds for the kids in his "greatness" video through the "i have a dream fund." music videos on amazon or itunes. linn mar schools promises a decision to accommodate an influx of students will save money. district leaders hope the cost effectiveness will appeal to voters. up next... this morning's weather wise question. meteorologist kaj o'mara is up right after the break. it's ---.
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plan on a cloudy tuesday with a
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later today. the overall timing of this low pressure system hasn't changed at all and should drop most of its rain during the night and into wednesday morning. a half inch to one inch of rainfall is possible with this system by the time it departs on wednesday afternoon. clouds should linger well into thursday normal temperatures by friday. in fact, many areas have a good shot at 70+ degrees again by friday afternoon, with warmer than normal temperatures going well into next week as well. today: isolated showers developing late in the afternoon and evening. wind: se 10-20. high: 56 tonight: showers and a few thunderstorm
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tomorrow: showers and a few thunderstorm s likely, mostly in the morning. windy at times. wind: var 10-20. high: 56 tom. night: mostly cloudy and cooler. wind: nw 5-15. low: 42 thanks kaj. slight chance at a few rain showers developing later today. the overall timing of this low pressure system hasn't changed at all and should drop most of its rain during the night and into wednesday morning. a half inch to one inch of rainfall is possible with this system by the time it departs on wednesday afternoon. clouds should linger well into thursday with a return to much above normal temperatures by friday. in fact, many areas have a good shot at 70+ degrees again by friday afternoon, with warmer than normal temperatures going well into next week as well. today: isolated showers developing late in the afternoon
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tonight: showers and a few thunderstorm s likely. windy. wind: se 15-25. low: 50 tomorrow: showers and a few thunderstorm s likely, mostly in the morning. windy at times. wind: var 10-20. high: 56 tom. night: mostly cloudy and cooler. wind: nw 5-15. low: 42 thanks kaj. october's student of the month focuses on october's student of the month
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focuses on her own studies while helping other students grow. "there are people here who only speak spanish and people here that only speak english and i mean, they obviously have trouble communicating as well. " so she decided to take it upon herself to help bridge the language gap. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg tv-nine. it's --. linn mar school board officials
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solutions. now, district leaders have unanimously voted in favor of restructurin g schools. here's the district's idea. preschool through fourth grade students would go to the existing elementary schools. fifth through seventh graders would go to two middle schools, one of which the district would need to build. eighth and ninth graders would go to a converted center which is currently excelsior mile would attend linn-mar high school. kcrg tv9's jordee kalk reports on what's next for the district. jordee: the linn mar school district says this is the most cost- effective plan for addressing capacity issues. but before the plan would be put into place, voters would have to pass a bond referendum. take vo: the district's next step is figuring out a way to introduce this plan to voters. the exact cost of the referendum isn't known yet. the district says it would have
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the district believes constructing one new middle school will solve capacity issues, rather than constructing a new middle school and high school. the superintenden t says this plan also allows more kids of similar ages to learn together. 19:53, "we're going to look at that 5 through 7 as a culmination of the elementary school experience and really the 8 and 9 as the pivot into high school jordee: again when voters could see this bond referendum on a ballot. in the newsroom, jordee kalk, kcrg tv9 news. the driver of a car that crashed into the back of a springville school bus is in the hospital this morning with life- threatening injuries. the linn county sheriff's office says it happened shortly after 3:30 yesterday afternoon near highway 151 and stone road. first responders had to pull the driver out of her vehicle before taking her to the hospital.
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one of them had minor injuries. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. a man in eastern iowa who was set to go to trial for knowingly passing h-i-v to his partners has taken a plea deal. 35-year-old adam musser of coralville pleaded not guilty to five counts of criminal transmission of an infectious disease. police say he passed h-i-v to two women last year after telling them he was disease-free. musser was set to go to trial this week, but changed his plea to guilty and took a deal yesterday. we are working to get more details on the specifics in that deal. sleeping in the same room with your newborn for up to a year could greatly decrease the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. that's according to a new report from the american academy of pediatrics. infants between one and four months old are at the greatest risk for sids. researchers believe when the baby is resting closer to their mother, they may
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parents against sharing a bed with their children. instead, newborns should sleep on a firm surface, alone. keeping the room temperature between 68 and 72 degrees and increasing air flow can also reduce your child's risk of sids. a senior at washington high school in washington, iowa is more than a helpful voice to her classmates. 17-year old nayra lujano is an inspiration to students and her teachers as she's always looking for an opportunity to learn, master and mentor. here is our kcrg-tv9 student of presented by hills bank and trust. mas espacio? in spanish, nayra lujano helps her bandmates speak the universal language of music. music playing when three spanish speaking students wanted to join the band at washington high school... music playing ...nayra's mom, who's also a biligual outreach coordinator, made it
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and he said yeah, sure - sign them up for second block and i decided to take that second block as well so i could be there and help them learn their instruments and translate." music playing and if you think that's impressive - this 17-year old also has a good grasp on chinese and japanese. she can speak a little french and picked up sign language to communicate with a classmate who is deaf. "lots of people didn't put in the effort to communicate with him. so i taught myself a little bit of sign language to learn that." her determination is with her in the auditorium as a theatre stage manager, in meetings as a student voice for leadership washington, as she helps others embrace all cultures in a multicultural club and while building robots as part of the first tech challenge. on the first day of school, she passed out lifesavers to help her fellow students survive the first day. walking down the hall with other students - not the first vid we shot "if people have a problem or if they need something they don't feel uncomfortable coming to ask me and i'm more than willing to help, i mean, i love being there for others."
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friend, because if we have a kid who's struggling, she's the one who steps in and says hey - i bet i can help you with that math concept. " nats of convo in the classrom english teacher robin flattery says nayra's big picture thinking helps her learn and then teach others complex concepts. with a blend of skills in english, science, math and the arts, she says it's difficult to predict nayra's path. "i really don't know what the future looks like for nayra because she's going to make it and create it from scratch world." back in the bandroom - nats "i'm not quite sure where i'll end up in the future but it will be something great i'm pretty sure. i don't think i'll settle for anything less." nats nayra lujano, our kcrg-tv9 estudiante del mes. nayra's current interest is in aerospace engineering - possibly as a major at iowa state. she says she wants to hold onto her love of music and theatre no matter what she decides to do. if you know a student you'd like
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the month. we'll announce three finalists for november the first tuesday of the month. now for our morning mugshot. this saturday is the lord's acre sale at shueyville united methodist church. members of the church invite anyone out to celebrate fall and give thanks for what they have. there will also be many activities including a kids zone, silent and live auctions, and meals served. all of this is starts at 8 in the morning on october 29th at the church on steeple lane in swisher. it's one mile east of i-380 from th s check of your forecast next. stay with
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today, both hillary clinton and donald trump
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with 29 electoral college votes. the latest abc/washingto n post poll shows clinton ahead, and trump denies the reliability of recent polls. tomorrow night, kcrg- tv9 and the gazette will host a debate between congressman rod blum and monica vernon. they are vying for the first district seat in the u-s house of representativ es. tonight, high school students in elkader are hosting a debate for iowa house seats. the chicago cubs play against the cleveland indians tonight in the first game of the world series. both game is tonight at 7 o'clock. now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... plan on a cloudy tuesday with a slight chance at a few rain showers developing later today. the overall timing of this low pressure system hasn't changed at all and should drop most of its rain during the night and into wednesday morning. a half inch to one inch of rainfall is possible with this system by the time it departs on wednesday afternoon. clouds should linger well into thursday with a return to much above normal
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shot at 70+ degrees again by friday afternoon, with warmer than normal temperatures going well into next week as well. today: isolated showers developing late in the afternoo0 tomorrow: showers and a f under. wind: var 10-20. high: 56 tom. ght: mostly cloy and cooler. nd: nw 5-15. low: 42 certainly hope ur isf to a go and we'll be back with a local
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good morning, america. breaking right now, a deadly accident at an amusement park water ride. four killed when the ride malfunctions. trapping people and ejecting others. the park is now closed. and police are on the scene investigating. behind in the polls, donald trump fights back at the media. >> these people are most dishonest people in the world. the media. >> launching his own nightly newscast on facebook. >> we will win. >> while hillary clinton calls on her strongest supporters, president obama attacks trump on "jimmy kimmel." >> what i don't do like at 3:00 a.m. i don't tweet about people who insulted me. >> the election two weeks from today. caught on surveillance camera, the terrifying moment a stranger breaks into a woman's home as she's sleeping on the couch.

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