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from your 24 hour news source, this is ??? . parents lost. the families of two people killed in a crash on i-380 say their children don't understand what happened. people close to a cedar rapids man that police shot and seriously wounded four weeks ago will hold a fundraiser for him. search for homes. an adoption group in iowa says a lot of children are looking for a permanent connection. good wednesday morning! it's 4:30 on november 30th. here's a live look at the city cam. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj...
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on track for a few snow showers, primarily this afternoon and evening. accumulation will not be much of an issue, though areas north of i-80 will be at risk for a quick quarter inch in any moderate bursts of snow that occur. the wind will be blowing as well, with gusts around 25mph likely. plan on clouds to hold on tight through saturday with our next area of low pressure set to arrive on sunday. accumulating snow is possible with that system over parts of the area. have a good day!today: chance of light snow. little or no accumulation. wind: w 15-25. high: 38 tonight: scattered flurries. wind: w 10-20. low: 32 tomorrow: cloudy and cool. wind: w 10-15 high: 37 tom. night: cloudy and cool. wind: nw 5-10. low: 30 thanks kaj. died in a crash on i-380 say they trying to help their children understand what happened. 21-year-old martrell watson leaves behind a young daughter. so does his passenger, 22-year-old kaitlyn hall. hall's mother says the couple was also expecting a child together.
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guard rail on the s curve. the vehicle then rammed into the back of a police s- u-v. as tv9's samantha myers reports, those close to watson say they don't know how his daughter will react to the news. the mother of the woman martrell watson has a five year old daughter with says it was like losing her own son. watson lived with her family since he was 13. she says he had a special bond with his daughter marianna. they haven't told her yet to wait until his family comes from illinois. " 12:49:02;26 "i think any child that grows up without a father impacts them tremendously. i think it's just going to be very sad for her especially it's a christmas, thanksgiving holidays this is going to be a sad memory now every year around a holiday that's supposed to be happy and family oriented." " the family has set up a gofundme page to go toward funeral and other expenses.
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for watson on thursday. they'll decide on funeral services at a later date. in the newsroom, samantha myers, kcrg- tv9 news. kaitlyn hall's mother says she's just trying to stay strong for her 2-year-old granddaughter. heather hugh says the child is too young to understand what happened. she says she's remembering kaitlyn as someone who loved to sing and dance. as she gets ready to bury her daughter on sunday, hugh says she's planning for her granddaughte r's future. ""i'm just gonna have to give her the best life that i can. we family. she'll have more parents then she is going to want."" odie's bar and grill in ely, where hugh works, held a fundraiser for the family yesterday. they are continuing to take donations. friends and supporters will raise money today for a man cedar rapids police shot and seriously injured. on november first, officer lucas jones pulled over
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men got into some sort of altercation. jones fired his gun at mitchell who was still inside his car. mitchell's family says the shooting paralyzed him. linn county supervisor stacey walker will talk at the benefit tonight. it's at the african american museum in cedar rapids from five until nine tonight. the money will support mitchell's family. the unitypoint clinic urgent care facility in cedar falls is set to move to a new location. the new facility will open at 5100 prairie parkway and will be available for patients 7 from 8 a-m until 8 p-m. the urgent care clinic will offer walk-in and after-hours care for non-emergency situations. other clinics, like family medicine, o-b-g-y-n, and a pharmacy will open at the facility within the next 6 weeks. foster and adoptive families open their hearts and homes to hundreds of children each year in iowa. according to iowa kids net, 400 people in the area are creating safe, permanent connections between kids and families. but the group says that's not enough.
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looking for more families? chris and nicole, they're looking for homes from benton county to the missouri state line. that area includes 16 counties across iowa. there's 160 families in linn county and 71 in johnson county. but there's still a need for more foster and adoptive families. lisa metzler has five children, and her youngest two are adopted. armando is 14, and tristan is 7. b "35:14that's kind of the area, where we felt we were kind of called to do. to kind of take care of those kids who might have those needs, where other families might not be able to or be willing to do that." since 2000, the metzlers fostered more than 50 children all while raising their biological three. "37:00they've just kind of grown up having kids in and out of the house and i think it's been really a good experience for them to see what their life is like, compared to what other kids have
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started in the foster program. they've been in the family since they were babies. metzler says its rewarding to see how far they've come. for those looking to adopt or foster, iowa kids net says the best advice is to start now. "43:29it's not really hard to do, but it does take time. you want to make sure that you're making a good decision for your family and we're making a good decision about what the best for you guys." for those looking for options, there's plenty of resources across eastern iowa. "44:48there's no stigma ab giving your child the best life for them or helping them find a family that could be a parent for them is amazing." the metzlers are an example of an open adoption. both tristan and armando's families are still in their lives, which just gives them more adults to love and support them. "38:43we have so much that we can give to other kids, to give them love, to give them stability in their life, and try to help them through the trauma whatever it is their going through at this time." november is national adoption month, but now that the month is over, there's still things you can do. i've placed the information on
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fostering under this story on kcrg dot com. for the first time, a donald trump cabinet nominee met with a member of congress on capitol hill. iowa senator chuck grassley met with with the president-elect's pick for attorney general yesterday. jeff sessions is a republican senator from alabama who sits on grassley's senate judiciary committee. in the meeting, grassley praised sessions connections. " he knows the justice department well, not only from serving on the judiciary committee and having oversight and policy for that depar long relationship as a u.s. attorney and other positions within the department of justice. " grassley says the panel plans to hold a confirmation hearing before the inauguration on january 20th. a judge has fined a waterloo man $750 and ordered community service for illegally voting in the 2012 presidential
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in waterloo with felony records who faced charges for illegal voting. many of the defendants said they were confused and believed they were eligible to vote. the 2nd finalist for president of the university of northern iowa is someone who's very familiar with the campus. today, he's meeting with people around u-n-i. jim wohlpart is already serving as u-n-i's interim president. he was previously the university's provost. yesterday afternoon, the first finalist, neil theobald, attended a president of temple university in philadelphia. more than $130,000 dollars is going to help provide healthy meals to seniors in eastern iowa. with your help, the heritage area agency on aging raised that money during our fill the plate telethon. the organization offers meals at several dining sites and delivers meals to seniors who are home bound in seven counties in eastern iowa. and if you want to volunteer to help, you can do that on our website, or contact heritage at 319-398-5559.
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racetrack. a nascar is showing dubuque students how to get up to speed in engineering. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning! it's ---. cloudy sky is back and will hold
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on track for a few snow showers, primarily this
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not be much of an issue, though areas north of i-80 will be at risk for a quick quarter inch in any moderate bursts of snow that occur. the wind will be blowing as well, with gusts around 25mph likely. plan on clouds to hold on tight through saturday with our next ar set to arrive on sunday. accumulating snow is possible with that system over parts of the area. have a good day!today: chance of light snow. little or no accumulation. wind: w 15-25. high: 38 tonight: scattered flurries. wind: w 10-20. low: 32 tomorrow: cloudy and
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tom. night: cloudy and cool. wind: nw 5-10. low: 30 cloudy sky is back and will hold on the rest of the week. in addition, we are still on track for a few snow showers, primarily this afternoon and evening. accumulation will not be much of an issue, though areas north of quick quarter inch in any moderate bursts of snow that occur. the wind will be blowing as well, with gusts around 25mph likely. plan on clouds to hold on tight through saturday with our next area of low pressure set to arrive on sunday. accumulating snow is possible with that system over parts of the area. have a good dayoday: chance of light snow. little or no cumulation. wind: w 15-25. high:8night: scattered flurries. n w 10-20. low: 32 tomorrow: cloudy and cool. wind: w 10-15 high: 37 tom. night: cloudy and cool. wind: nw 5-10.
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about race cars... and what makes them go fast. nascar race engineer chris yerges met with some students at dubuque senior and hempstead high schools. he talked about how variables like air pressure and the track affect the speed of the cars. he also encouraged students to go after their dreams, like he did. he says he went to the
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"i'm thankful i had the opportunity to go after what my passion was and succeed at it. so if they can find what their passion is and go after it after succeed it that would be the best thing " yerges has been with nascar since 2008. he's worked with top racers like kyle busch, carl edwards and denny hamlin. a business in cedar rapids' newbo district that's been closed since the flood has now reopened. mad modern returned last week, but not with full time operating by appointment only during the week, and open saturdays until all the flood repairs are complete. the owner says more than ten inches of flood water came into his store in september. "it feels great. it's been a long two months. i'm used to doing this everyday so to be focused on renovations isn't something i'm used to. so i'm glad to be back." mad modern was one of the newbo businesses the city did not protect with hesco barriers. the city says it's because the
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your favorite arcade games are now available on facebook messenger. see if your childhood favorites made the cut in today's tech bytes.
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cabinet is taking shape as he's named three as a-b-c's janai norman reports, trump will also celebrate a victory for american jobs in indiana. yet another meeting with former-foe mitt romney. romney: and i have to tell you i have been impressed by what i have seen in the transition effort. to the dismay of some supporters, trump and the former presidential- hopeful having dinner last night as the president-elect continues weighing who he'll pick for secretary of state.
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republican congressman tom price of georgia for secretary of health and human services. price, an orthopedic surgeon and fierce critic of obamacare. sot - josh earnest / white house press secretary - "what is clear is that the president- elect has chosen trump also picking former labor secretary elaine chao to head the department of transportatio n. the wife of senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, chao was the only member of president george w bush's cabinet to serve all 8 years. for trump picking his campaign finance chairman steve mnuchin, who spent 17 years working for goldman sachs. overnight, word of a done deal on one of trump's big campaign promises. trump "believe me, if i were in office right now, carrier would not be leaving in indiana that i can tell you. air conditioning company, carrier, making a deal to keep its manufacturing plant and a thousand jobs in indianapolis instead of moving to mexico. trump tweeting - "great deal for workers." this after one of the president-elect first tweets tuesday, took aiming at the first amendment. tweeting - "nobody should be allowed to burn the american flag. if they do there must be
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jail!" jn tag: that tweet setting off a firestorm on social media. the supreme court deciding 26 years ago flag burning is protected under the first amendment. one of the justices who agreed-the late antonin scalia who trump has often praised. jn abc news washington. morning say three people are dead after a possible tornado hit their mobile home. a line of storms moved across the northern part of the state overnight. officials say a number of other people were injured. about 16 to 20 structures in one county were destroyed. more than 14,000 people and tourists in tennessee are out of their homes this morning. many were forced to evacuate the tourist city of gatlinburg. officials say the wildfires killed 3 people and destroyed
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mountains. the national park service says one fire is "human caused" and is under investigation. the governor of tennessee says there's a massive effort fighting the wildfires. "this is the largest fire in the last 100 years in the state of tennessee. there are approximately 100 different fire apparatus here from different departments around the area, there's 400 different personnel working on the fire from all different departments " investigators say a drought and hurricane- flames and spreading embers. regional leaders and tens of thousands of cubans jammed the plaza of the revolution in havana last night it was for a service honoring fidel castro. the presidents of mexico, ecuador, bolivia, venezuela and south africa paid tribute to castro. the dictator died friday night at the age of 90. now for a quick check on your
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stay with tv9. it's . now, one last look at this
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on the rest of the week. in addition, we are still on track for a few snow showers, primarily this afternoon and evening. accumulation will not be much of an issue, though areas north of i-80 will be at risk for a quick quarter inch in any moderate bursts of snow that occur. the wind will be blowing as well, with gusts around 25mph likely. plan on clouds to hold on tight through saturday with our next area of low pressure set to arrive on sunday. accumulating snow is possible with that system over parts of the area. have a good day!today: chance of light snow. little or no cumulao nd: w 15-25.gh: nht: sc. nd: w0-20. w: 32 tomorrow: cloudy andol. w7 m. nightcloudy and co.nd: nw 5- abc's kendis gibson and diane
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in today's "techbytes," let the games begin. facebook added instant games to mess messenger. >> you can use the chat app for one on one action with pac-man and challenge your friends and show off your scores. >> googled updated its time lapse feature adding new data going back to 1984. this is a time lapse for dubai in '84 and today. you can see how antarctica has changed as well as london and new york. >> a low-tech gift idea. this is the fondue her. >> you squirt the cheese on crackers and chips. a low-tech device. >> think about how much better everything is with cheese. >> that is where the technology
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early morning news. demonstration deadline. officials are telling dakota access pipeline protesters they need to go home or face the consequences. lottery rigging. officials say two brothers had software that would have allowed them to fix more games. cedar rapids police say counterfeiting and forgery cases have doubled since last year. good wednesday morning! it's 5 o'clock on november 30th. here's a live look at the city cam. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara

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