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cbs 2 news is tracking the latest details on cedar rapids' first homicide of 20-16. 16.and there are still alot of unanswered questions right now. now.c-b-s 2 news reporter stephanie johnson joins us live from the scene scenestephanie? stephanie?right now police are still conducting interviews and are not releasing any possible leads into the investigation.but police say the shooting that happened in the complex behind me was *not a random act. act.on tuesday night 25- year old joseph perkins was killed at the cedar valley townhouses
perkins actually lived in chicago.the other person shot on tuesday was hit in the leg but did survive. police have not released his name.there has been an increase in violence.cedar rapids police chief wayne jerman says the solution to this problems, needs to come from the enitre community. "gun violence is a symptom of other issues that are creating it and so the police department needs to work with the rest of the community to address this problem." problem."police chief jerman also says the increase in violence is very concerning to him. listen to this, reports of shots fired here in cedar rapids have gone up by four from this time last year.live in cedar rapids, stephanie johnson, cbs 2 news. violence in cedar rapids is high on the list of topics mayor rob corbett layed out in his state of the city address.
police community action team, or p-cat force.the team has been out on city streets for about a month now.the program launched last year in an effort to target high-violence areas of the city to provide support.mayor corbett says areas of success include the expansion of the city's med quarter and arts district along third street.corbett continues to ask residents to get involved. "if you make the call to get involved, people will cheer for you. why? because you made the right call and if you do, it will help make the state of our city even stronger." stronger."the city is also waiting for federal funding to come through for flood protection after it was approved last year.because of the delay in funding, the project is moving lower on the city's priority list. hillary clinton is boasting a big endorsement this morning morningahead of this weekend's primary vote in south carolina. carolina.senate minority leader harry reid is now
rival bernie sanders last saturday in reid's home-state of nevada and holds a large lead heading into saturday's primary vote. texas senator ted cruz also got a pretty important endorsement in his home state while republicans look forward to super tuesday next week. week.texas governor greg abbott gave cruz his backing on wednesday.abbott joined cruz at a campaign rally in houston.texas is one of about a dozen states that will choose their candidate on tuesday. texas is a very important state in the presidential process -- with more than 150 delegates.on super tuesday -- nearly 600 will be up for grabs. on the republican side candidates need more than 12- hundred delegates overall to win the nomination. nomination.after the nevada caucuses -- donald trump leads the pack with 81.ted cruz and marco rubio both have 17. tonight -- the remaining five candidates will be on the debate stage again. again.it will be their final debate ahead of super tuesday and will have all five candidates on stage at once -- donald trump -- ted cruz and
with doctor ben carson and john kasich.the event is in houston, texas and will be hosted by c-n-n.it all starts at 7-30. new developments in the search for a replacement to fill the vacancy in the supreme court. court.the president is considering republican brian sandoval as one of several potential nominees.right now, he's serving as governor of nevada.sandoval said he's honored to have his name mentioned but hasn't yet heard anything from the white house. some believe nominating a republican would be seen as an attempt to sway senate republicans to consider his nomination.majority leader mitch mcconnell has previosuly said they will not hold hearings or a vote if the president makes a nomination. it's essentially up to iowa senator chuck grassley--chair of the senate judiciary committee--to hold hearings and send any nominee to the full senate for a vote.on wednesday senator grassley stressed no matter who that nominee is, he does not plan to hold any hearings. hearings. "these are things that ought to decide in a national
discussed if this is an issue in the next election and so it's not about a person, it's about the process." process."whenever there's a vacancy, the white house invites the person in oval office to discuss the issue.grassley's office says they hope to have that meeting with the white house next out hearings. the u-s and china have now agreed to a u-n resolution that thatwould impose tougher sanctions on north korea.if passed -- the new sanctions would be more punishment for its latest nuclear test and rocket launch last month.one security council diplomat called the sanctions significant and that the draft had been given to three other imporant countries -- russia -- britian and france. tax season has started and the i-r-s warns that scams to steal your refund and other money are developing fast. iowa attorney general tom miller is so concerned, his office produced this video that's now been posted on social media.people pretending to be i-r-s agents call potential victims and tell
past tax returns and owe thousands of dollars.they're told to put that amount on a pre-paid debit card and give the caller the information to access the cash. nathan blake - assistant iowa ag (( 1:57 )) " it's a scam, a lot of times it's from overseas (( 3:30 )) a& and you find that money is gone, never to be seen again, thousands of dollars and unfortunately it's extraordinarily hard for us to track." the attorney general's office says it's especially concerned about older iowans who may be easily confused or intimidated by someone posing as an i-r-s agent.anyone who receives such a call is advised to hang up and call police. a young cedar rapids theatre company is now celebrating their second season. season.this weekend -- you can see revival theatre company's production "violet."the broadway musical follows the story of a girl's cross country journey to find a televangelist find a televangelist after a childhood accident left a scar on her face.it incorporates all kinds of music from bluegrass to gospel and country.
piece is the discovery of inner beauty and that it's not about our imperfections on the outside it's about who we are in the inside." inside."the show opens tonight and runs through sunday.for ticket information -- head to our website, cbs 2 iowa dot com. it's and right now in it's degrees. degrees.just ahead...follow us to des moines where we were with eastern iowa families when they spoke to lawmakers about how to better transition to medicaid privatization. privatization.in your cbs 2 weather first forecast we have...
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hundreds of civil rights demonstrators marched from selma to montgomery, alabama. alabama.their efforts eventually led to equal voting rights for all americans, regardless of race. race.weija jiang explains how they just received one of the nation's highest honors. honors. (nat sot from ceremony) "awarding the medal ///clapping (track 1--vo of giving the medal)this is a moment civil rights activists once thought impossible..(sot--paul ryan) 02/24/2016 15:55:58they were called outside agitators. and other ugly names. but in the end no lie could overpower the truth.(track 2)in the capitol building on wednesday... leaders of the u-s house and senate awarded the congressional gold medal tothe "foot soldiers" who marched from selma, alabama, to montgomery in 1965(nat sot) selma march(track 3)hundreds of people participated in the demonstration, demanding voting rights for blacks. police blocked ...and attacked many of them.(sotrep. john lewisgeorgia (d)02/24/2016 14:17:37)"we were beaten, trampled by horses, left bloodied. i was left unconscious. i thought i was going to die."(track 4) congressman john lewis of georgia helped lead the
on behalf of foot soldiers across the country...(sotrep. john lewisgeorgia (d) 02/24/2016 14:19:08)"to be receiving this honor this medal with so many of my friends and colleagues. it makes all the suffering and pain--worth it." (sot--stand up bridge weijia jiang/cbs news/washington)the march expedited the passage of the voting rights act of 1965... something all the speakers here talked about"(nat sot reverend frederick reese congressional gold medal recipient02/24/2016 14:51:10) "it's just a blessing." (track 4)reverend frederick reese--a civil rights giant--organized the march,and invited dr. martin luther king junior to join.reese says decades later...the real reward is equality.(sotreverend frederick reesecongressional gold medal recipient)"to allow all people regardless of race creed or color to have the blessings of being represented."(track 5)the congressional gold medal is the highest civilian honor. many of the recipients-- attended the ceremony...as congress and the country paused...to say thank you. on. the gold medal will be stored
taking a look at your_______ your_______ here's a look at some of eastern iowa's top stories -- on this morning... in cedar rapids, the city council is now considering raising franchise fees with midamerican and alliant energy, as well as linn county r-e-c.that could affect your utility bill. the reason for the proposed increase -- the city's arsenal of traffic cameras.uncertainty surrounding their future has the city looking to fill the multi-million dollar budget hole that could open.the city is also facing reduced revenue because of lower commercial property taxes. marion is getting ready to show off it's main street districtthe uptown marion commercial real estate showcase highlights current renovations -- new construction and other available property in marion's uptown district.the event kicks off this evening from 4 to 6-30. a bill that would force iowa drivers to move over for bicycles is gaining traction in the statehouse.the senate passed legislation that would keep motorists from driving too close to people riding
bike lanes.the legislation now moves to the house for consideration. it's iowa versus wisconsin -- need i say more -- not only was there a reveng factor on the line for the hawks who have lost 5 straight against the badgers -- but iowa had a week to stew over losing to penn state you could say they were ready to take the court well at least peter jok -- he kept the hawks in it in the first half -- scoring 17 of his game high 21 points in the first half -- hawks trailed by 1 at the break.. second half they flew out of the gates -- jarrod uthoff -- spots up and splashes it home from sioux city -- that put the hawks up 6 -- but the badgers bench came up big -- kalihle iverson -- throws it down -- 4 bench points form iowa -- 23 from wisconsin's -- bucky makes it 6 straight 67 - 59. senior night for the panthers -- wes washpun, matt bohannon, and paul jesperson's final game at
on a show -- jermemy morgan -- dails long distance and connects -- he finished with a 11but the story of the game -- the seniors -- wes wasphun -- loses it -- gets it back -- and is silky smooth on the floater -- he finished with 16 and matt bohannon -- caught fire in the second half -- connecting on 3 straight threes -- bo dropped in 14 -- panthers pounce -- 66 to 44. on the women's side -- iowa state fell to kansas state -- 68 to 53 and bluder's bunch lost to penn state -- 81 to 68 -- ally disterhoft led the hawks with 21 points in the loss.the search is over in cedar falls -- northern iowa has found their man -- in david harris -- to be the schools new athletic director -- u-n-i offically introduced
comes from iowa state -- where he was the senior associate athletic director -- before that -- he was an associate a-d at uw-madison -- and for harris -- the message he's bringing to u-n-i -- is simple -- be excellent. i want us to be excellent in everything that we do... all the time... on the field... off the field... in the community... doing things the right way... we want to win championships... make no doubt... we want to win championships.. .we want to be successful... our student athletes come here because they believe that we can help them get to a better place... cbs-2 news connects with the corridor.call us with your story tips at 1-800-222-kganor email us at news at cbs2iowa.comor connect with us
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found abandoned in a donation bin at a salvation army in downtown fresno.shes now in a shelter and they are using her unique look to draw attention to the need of spaying and neutering animals. good morning again -- it's now right now it's degrees in coming up next...the new details this morning after apple's c-e-o speaks out about his showdown with the f-b-i. f-b-i.you're watching c-b-s 2 this morning -- covering the
right now on cbs 2 this morning...the new information about why apple is still fighting the f-b-i over unlocking one of the san bernardino shooter's i-phones. the next step today for a local business owner convicted of 15 federal charges surrounding his meat shipping business. the new job and school for
football coach. welcome to cbs two this morning...i'm kevin bbarry. barry.and i'm kelly d'ambrosio. d'ambrosio. let's get a check of our cbs 2 weather first forecast. first weather- your planner shows what's ahead- now a live look outside courtesy of our weatherfirst skycam- temperatures around the area will be cooler & breezy with clearing skies- the current winds around our viewing area will be breezy- our planner features clearing weather today
california.apple c-e-o tim cook spoke publically for the first time,he's still defending his company's decision to resist the f-b-i's demand for help cracking a locked i-phone used by one of the shooters. shooters.cook says that decision is both the hard and right thing to do.the f-b-i is claiming they're only asking for narrow assistance to bypass some security features on this one phone -- but in an interview on abc news, world news tonight with david muir -- cook disagreed. if we knew a way to a way to get the information on the phone that we haven't already given. if we knew a way to do this, that would not expose hundreds of millions of other peoples issues. we would do it. apple is expected to file its legal response in court tomorrow.and even though apple is protesting the court order -- the company did cooperate with the f-b-i in the shooting investigation by handing over data from gunman syed farook's i-cloud account.
mourning today, following the tragic shooting death of an officer who was serving an eviction notice, notice,police say the homeowner, martin wirth had been fighting fore-closure for years, and prepared for the eviction to be heated. authorities say wirth was armed with a rifle and opened fire on three deputies.wirth was killed by returned gun- fire.one officer was killed, one has life-threatening injuries and the other is expected to recover. an arrest has now been made in a double homicide that happened last year in des moines.barney fraaken was charged last night with two counts of first degree murder. murder.back on november 22nd - - des moines police and firefighters found the bodies of fraaken's wife and 16-year- old daughter.investigators say they were shot to death. fraaken was also found at the scene with a self-inflicted gun-shot wound and had been in the hospital until his arrest last night. night.police believe fraaken's police believe fraaken's motive is related to a domestic conflict and he's being held in the polk county jail. former state senator kent sorenson has pleaded guilty to
conduct.sorenson accepted a plea deal to reduce his domestic abuse charges and to avoid trial.he was arrested last summer after officers had to break up a fight he was having with his wife at their home in warren county.sorenson stepped down from the state senate shortly before pleading guilty to federal charges over his decision to switch support during the 20-12 iowa caucuses. happening today, the founder of cedar rapids-based midimar corporation will find out how long he will remain behind bars. bars.74-year-old billaossey is scheduled to be sentenced today in a federal courtroom. he was convicted of directing employees to falsify packaging lables so the company could ship beef to malaysia and indonesia, two countries with strict meat standards. some eastern iowans are back in the corridor this morning after a long day at the state house. house.just a day after federal officials pushed the transition to privatized medcaid back another month to april first -- many medicaid patients made a trip to the
stories.former iowa governor chet culver was with them -- saying governor branstad's process and the three private companies haven't been transparent or calmed the concerns of effected citizens. so when we've been told time and time again we're going to save money, and improve delivery of health care, we're not seeing any evidence of either one of those things and so it's right in our democracy to ask questions. questions.familes say the extra time is giving them a chance to get their health-care in order.they said there would have been no chance they would have chance they would have been ready at the first of the year -- which was the original deadline. governor branstad maintains the overhaul will save the state millions of dollars.he also says patients should get better access to treatment because the companies that will operate the system include hundreds of additional doctors -- not covered by the current system. a high school in des moines now has
officials at roosevelt high say it's apart of a wide-spread move to make students and staff feel accepted. accepted.the two rest-rooms once served as two separate faculty rest-rooms but now can be used by anyone in the building.the idea sparked from a junior at the school and the principal believes if it makes a positive impact on any one person throughout the building, then it's worth it. (kevin biggs, principal, roosevelt high school) "we have a responsibility to make sure that as the adults in this building to make sure that our students feel included, feel safe. and i actually felt ashamed that we hadn't thought about this before." not everyone who uses the space is on board with this just yet - some students at the school say it will take time to get used to.roosevelt high is the first public high school in des moines to offer gender-neutral restrooms. in a similar move -- the city council in charlotte, north carolina voted in favor of a non-discrimination ordinance ordinancethat makes it against the law for businesses to discriminate against members of the l-g-b-t community.and that includes letting people use bathrooms of the gender
case -- the governor and state legislators are working towards nullifying the recent measure. "i think they crossed the common sense threshold of interfering with people basic sense of privacy as security that we all expect." expect."the state has four options.they could strike the entire ordinance -- strike part of it -- pass a conflicting law or put it before the voters in a referendum vote this november. the mid-atlantic u-s is now cleaning up after devastating storms raked across virginia, the carolinas, and parts of pennsylvania. three people were killed in waverly virginia, after a tornado hit the tiny farming community.thousands in virginia and the d-c area lost power as motorists were stranded by flooded roads.some interstates had to be shut down due to high water. a separate storm moved brought high winds and snow for our neighbors to the east.this is video from the chicago area, where thousands of people lost power and nearly 12-hundred
last night.forecasters say northern indiana could get up to 18-inches of snow as that storm heads east. it was another disappointing night for iowa hawkeye fans. fans.the wisconsin badgers strolled into carver-hawkeye arena and dealt iowa a 67-to-59 loss.the 8-th ranked hawks have now dropped three of their last four games after starting the big-ten season red-hot.peter jok scored 21 points in the loss and the hawkeyes are now a full game behind indiana for the top-spot in the big ten. and if the hawkeyes want to make a serious run at the regular season big ten championship -- it starts this sunday against the ohio state buckeyes.iowa travels to columbus for the 3-o-clock tip-off.you can watch that game right here on cbs 2. former iowa state football coach paul rhoads has a new job this morning. morning.the 49-year-old was fired back in november after seven seasons in ames. rhoads went 32-and-55 overall.he's now been named the new defensive backs coach at the
an iowa native, will now work under arkansas head coach bret bielema, who played college ball in iowa city for the hawkeyes. it's and right now in it's degrees. degrees.coming up next a special report you'll only see here on cbs2.women are taking action to learn how to defend themselves, tips on how to lessen your chances of becoming a victim of attack, next.
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many women are being pro active in self defense in a number of different ways. earlier this month, cbs 2 news showed you how some are turning to concealed weapons. weapons.in a story you will only see on cbs 2 news, i found out first hand how to lessen your chances of becoming a victim of attack. attack. there's nervous smiles and hearts beating fast as this group of women get ready to face their attackers and i was right there with them.more than 20 women, all ages, shapes and sizes here to learn how to fight for their lives. i'm here because actually last week i was approached by someone in the parking lot. i panicked. and he was approaching me really quickly. it all happened so fast.i was surprised i panicked i'm not lke that. i didnt like feeling powerless. sandy wasn't sure how strong she was and wanted to know if she could defend herself. we both soon found out, it doesn't matter how big or strong you are.you are capable no matter what your
human body. chris smaby taught us it's not about being an action star, all you need to do is cause shock to the person so they loosen up on you so you can run away. the problem is everything we see here is movie oriented and we've got to bust the myth of what the movies and tv shows show us. its not real.he showed us some moves that would work. honking your horn, pushing your hair back, tying your shoe. we practiced these moves on padding and then at the end we put them all together to fight our attackers.even though it was just a simulation, the guys didn't go easy on us. my adrenaline was pumping and i was shaking after!but the fighting wasn't the biggest part of this defense course. the most important thing we
there's nervous smiles and hearts beating fast as this group of women get ready to face their attackers and i was right there with them.more than 20 women, all ages, shapes and sizes here to learn how to fight for their lives. i'm here because actually last week i was approached by someone in the parking lot. i panicked. and he was approaching me really quickly. it all happened so fast.i was surprised i panicked i'm not lke that. i didnt like feeling powerless. sandy wasn't sure how strong she was and wanted to know if she could defend herself. we both soon found out, it doesn't matter how big or strong you are.you are capable no matter what your size is to cause shock to the human body. chris smaby taught us it's not about being an action star, all you need to do is cause shock to the person so they loosen up on
problem is everything we the problem is everything we see here is movie oriented and we've got to bust the myth of what the movies and tv shows show us. its not real.he showed us some moves that would work. honking your horn, pushing your hair back, tying your shoe. we practiced these moves on padding and then at the end we put them all together to fight our attackers.even though it was just a simulation, the guys didn't go easy on us. my adrenaline was pumping and i was shaking after!but the fighting wasn't the biggest part of this defense course. the most important thing we learned was how to lessen your chances of becoming a victim. we're famous for being nice so people let us walk up to us too closewho cares if people think you're rude, they'll get over it. your safety is more important.if someone is making you uncomfortable get up and
approaching you, tell them to get back.next, when you walk to and from your car, put your cell phone away! walk with straight and dominating posture, like you own that parking lot. be aware of who is around you. walk to your car quickly and just get in lock the door leave the area. (butt to)use drive up groceries so you're not walking out with your kids trying to corral the little ones while you're putting groceries away. away.and if you are attacked, the only rule is... there are no rules.you do whatever you have to do to get away. don't be afraid to make a scene you have permission to defend yourself and fight back. back.i feel more empowered. i know that i'm strong enough and setting those boundaries and peramiters thats gonna make a huge difference if you're interested in taking a self defense class, find this story on our website, cbs 2 iowa dot com.
a missouri jury has ordered johnson and johnson to pay 72-million dollars in damages in a lawsuit over its talcum powder. powder.the suit was brought by jackie fox's family -- who says she died of ovarian cancer caused by the company's product.plaintiffs in the case argued that johnson and johnson was aware and neglected to tell anyone about the dangers surrounding its
appealing the ruling and stands by the safety of its product. facebook has now given us more options than just "liking" a post! the social networking site used to only have a thumbs up button -- if you wanted to "like" something.now if you hover your mouse arrow over the thumbs up button -- you can chose from like -- love -- ha-ha -- wow -- sad or angry. facebook says it tested the reactions in a few markets last year and got good reviews. the new options are already available world-wide on both desktops or mobile devices. it's a question you've probably never thought of -- how much would it cost to buy one of everything offered on amazon. amazon.the answer: 12-point-8 billion dollars.that's according to a scientist in switzerland.he first determined there were 479- million different items available on the retail website, and then determined
dollars and 86 cents. a new human-like robot is wowing people across the country. country.it's five foot nine -- 180 pounds and can navigate tough terrian.the maker -- boston dynamics -- says sensors help it to walk through the snowy woods -- open doors -- pick up boxes and get back up on its own if its knocked up on its own if its knocked down.it's called the atlas and its new skills are demonstrated in a you-tube video that has more than a million views. but robots could never take the place of a dog.still man's best friend. friend.the labrador retriever has been named america's most popular dog breed.the american kennel club came out with this list.this is the 25th year in a row labs were named top dog! dog!breeders say labs are so popular because they are intelligent and family friendly.german shepherds, golden retrievers, bulldogs, and beagles round out the top five.i asked many of you on facebook what your fav. dog breed was. several of you agreed labs were your favorite, but did name a few
five...like an english mastiff. get on over to my facebook page or kgan cbs2 and let me know what your fav. dog breed is! it's right now it's degrees in coming up next...tax season is right around the corner -- so we take a look at the chances that the i-r-s is going to tkae a second look at your taxes. taxes.in your cbs 2 weather first forecast we have...
tax season is in full swing. and millions of americans are filling out the paperwork hoping for a return and not a balance due. due.but what are the chances the government takes a second look?kristine frazao takes a look at who might get a dreaded audit notice. notice. tis the season for taxesa&and for some, fear of a possible audita&donald williamson, there's an urban myth that the irs is some kind of gestapo and that's simply not the case. 11jean pawlow, the odds of being audited, depending on how much money you make are really pretty low. 22 gfx according to the most recent irs data, those odds are less than one percent for middle income filers. they go up with income level, unless a person
audits aren't as arduous as you may thinka&pawlow, "what you see in the movies is probably the irs agent knocking on your door, but a lot of the times you just get a letter from the irsstandup kristine frazao,something to keep in mind - just because the irs sends you an audit letter it doesn't necessarily mean you owe more money.pawlow sot .". a lot of times the irs just has a question.and whether or not you get audited also comes down to your *actions*, not just your *income* -like taking excessive deductions, failing to report all taxable income or taking an early payout from a retirement account - all red flags vothe best way a taxpayer can prepare, in case of audit, is good record- keeping. williamson, the time to do tax-planning and think about your tax return is not in march but in the 12 months preceeding march in washington, i'm kristine frazao reporting. the filing deadline to get your taxes done this year is monday april 18-th.
information about a fatal cedar rapids shooting this week. the next steps corridor leaders are taking to curb the violence on cedar rapids city streets. the developing saga between iowa's senior senator and the white house between the future of the supreme court's open seat. welcome to cbs two this morning... . you can see the center off to the left and the esther straight ahead. not much to worry about. good morning. >> hope your week has been going okay so far. >> take a look at the radar this morning. what's going on? >> not much. temperatures are cooler and clear. and the clouds that are there are going to be moving out.