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right now, live at five,super lice are crawling their way into iowa just in time for the new school year. what two ways to rid of them - if your child comes home with the itchy pests. super lice are crawling their way into iowa, 2 ways to get rid of them if your child comes home with these pests. first let's find out what to >> our beautiful weather the past several days has pretty much run its course here. showers and thunderstorms will be developing tonight and will be scattered throughout the area right on through tomorrow. radar shows a few light showers around our area right now but much stronger thunderstorms are entering north central iowa right around mason city. they're processing heavy lightning and locally heavy rains. it's expected to move east southeast.
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mid-night but the next couple of hours just a few light showers and the heavier rains are expected later tonight and during the day tomorrow. we'll have much more on that in your forecast. keeping students healthy is important especially at this time of year. why door or a health experts hope to see declining vaccination rates turn around. >> reporter: going back school can also mean back to gems, vaccination rates across the state have been on a decline and exemptions are on their way up. in the state students are required by law to be vaccinated against 7 common illnesses unless a student has an ex systems. in iowa wedonothavea philisophical exemption so you can not not get immunizations
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it. we do you a slight increase in those religious exemptions so that is concerning because immunizations are not only to protect the health of the child receiving the immunization but it's also to protect all those other people at that child comes into contact with. coming up we speak with a local school with oneof the lowest immunization rates and hear how they're hoping to get those numbers up. covering the corridor in cedar rapids joe huisinga live at 5 while vaccinations can ward off serious illnesses - another less worriesome problem also pops up when school is in session. 2 news anchor scott sanborn joins me now to off serious illnesses another problem also pops up when school is in session. we're explaining a new health concern. >> yeah, super lice have crawled many parents but it's important to realize they're
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super lice are simply lice that have become resistant to certain treatments and medications. and not all super lice are immune to the same things. because lice crawl and spread person-to-person, it's likely that outbreaks within a school or daycare are the same type of lice. experts say if your child comes home with the itchy pests, don't just grab any random treatment off the shelf. "if you go to a pharmacy to buy want to ask what seems to be working best in this community" community"one of the biggest hurdles to treating lice is not using medications correctly. most call for going through treatment twice to be sure you're getting rid of the lice. if that doesn't work, there are prescription options available - just check with your doctor. karen, its the last day of summer for kids in the iowa city community school district. 2 news reporter mellaney moore is live in north liberty with a few last
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as kids in this district go back to school tomorrow, parents need to be mindful of how their kids are getting to school and when. when.elementary students start at 7:55 and get out at 2:55 junior and senior high students will be in school from 8:50 to 4:00.the district hopes the swap will better suit the different ages and their learning.the district also made changes to discretionary buses, prioritizing areas where it is needed the most. we only had so much money discretionary busing, so given that, we couldn't bus every child that lives within two mil. miles.parents tell me they are planning for more traffic with those changes.they hope drivers are paying attention so all kids make it safely to school.covering the corridor in north liberty, mellaney moore, cbs 2 news live at five. right now - cedar rapids school district students are home after their first day has also right now cedar rapids
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johnson shows us the ribbon ribboncutting at the kenwood leadership academy magnet schoo. school. earlier today students filled the classrooms and halls here at kenwood leadership academy. and you can only imagined students excitement at the ribbon cutting earlier today. take vo: a student from the academy emceed the event.he spoke about the significance of being a leader and attending leadership academy magnet school.superintendent dr brad buck reinforced the student's messagend students into future leaders for tomorrow.kenwood leadership academy magnet school is the second magnet school in cedar rapids community school district. principal david brandon says he was inspired to create an environment that fosters growth after attending a conference last year.sot: principal david brandonkenwood leadership academy magnet schooltoured some schools and came back and the staff was so excited. we said this is great for our kids. we know that we need to make some changes to
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and just really excited about the change themselves. tag: mayor ron corbett also showed up at the ribbon cutting.he declared this day august 23rd students' needs and really excited by the changes. now, the mayor was also at the ribbon cutting today and declared this day august 23rd officially as kenwood leadership academy magnet day. >> the latest in a rash of fires in cedar rapids has left one man dead today. it happened early this crews were called to a home on a avenue northwest just before 2:00. a neighbor was able to help a woman get out of the home, but 22-year old whitlock was trapped inside. he was pulled from the flames by firefighters but he died from his injuries. fire investigators say the blaze was sparked by a frying pan with grease that had been left on the stove. crews are working to
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house fire in cedar rapids. flames broke out at a home near 1st avenue yesterday afternoon. in the last 4 days fire crews have respond today 6 building fires. that brings the total this month to 11. for the first time since massive flooding left at least 13 people dead president obama visited louisiana. the region has been ravaged by flood waters in recent weeks of today he looked at the behind. 60,000 homes are damaged or destroyed while more than 106,000 people have asked for emergency federal aid. republican presidential candidate donald trump visited the region last week and called on president obama to cut short his vacation and get to the area. but louisiana's governor had asked the president to delay coming because it would pull security resources from the flood recovery efforts. democratic presidential
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spending part of today deflecting attention away from her email controversy. she has been in hollywood on a fundraising trip that included an experience open kimmel. she talked about debating donald trump, her health and the release to the state department of 15,000 of her emails. trump is calling for an investigation all undocumented immigrants in the u-s, but to build a wall at borders remains on the table. our mission at cbs 2 news is to connect the presidential candidates to our viewers to our mission at cbs 2 news is to connect the candidates to our viewers to better inform and empower you we've reached out to the candidates to take part in extended interviews with our station and our sister stations across the country. we want to give you a voice in
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join us tomorrow on cbs 2 this morning -- each year - wildfires seems to get worse across the western part of the . country.find out the new research being done right now - to make sure firefighters are taking the right approach. that's i'm in the weather center
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northeastern at this point and you said there's more to come than what we see on the radar. >> yeah we'll be in an unsettled pattern right on through tomorrow. once they get into our area later on a this evening, as far as our current conditions go we're looking at temperatures that are pretty much running back into the mid-70s around eastern iowa and we've had clouds come in and here and there even a few scattered our winds are at 15 and the temperature at cedar rapids is at 78 degrees. now, then as we take a look at some of our other graphics we'll be able to show you at least we hope so -- hey, can you help me out over therement i'm not getting anything going on. if you'll tap the key board. we had a few technical difficulties. here's the radar. this is what we really wanted to show you. you can see a few light showers of that already
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off to the west. and you can see thunderstorms in the north central parts of the state and they have been producing some severe weather. there is locally heavy rain embedded in these storms and these will continue as we go lieu the evening hours. here's a closer view, there's mason city. these could catch our northwestern counties here in the next couple of hours as they work their way northeast. but this is all part will bring additional thunderstorms to the area in the next 24 hours. a little bit closer you can see the light showers we talked about. these are not going to produce much in the way of rain the next couple of hours but here and there a brief shower or a sprinkle will be a possibility in eastern iowa with until the stronger storms arrive a little bit later on tonight. as we go to our next graphic this is our model which shows how things are expected to unfold. we start you out at
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north central iowa. about 11:00 you can see some of those start to build in the northern half of our viewing area. now, we're at 1:00 in the morning there's a batch there, and another one forming to the southwest and these continue to move northeast along with the whole storm system. so from time to time showers and storms are going to be in the forecast as we go through the rest of tonight. our temperatures have slipped back into the 70s in mostre after highs got up in the low 80s. 78 in waterloo and as you can see these thunderstorms are part of a larger system that's out over the western united states. so this is some cooler air that's spinning into the rockies and northern plains and here comes that gulf of mexico moisture streaming up and with the slow moving cold front associated with this this is going to keep pushing that moisture into eastern iowa. so we do see that chance for
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moves on through tomorrow night. tomorrow's temperatures should be back into the low maybe the mid-80s if we get enough sunshine. the did you points will be back up there of so plenty of moisture and with these storms from time to time the potential is going to be there for some locally heavy rains of well more than an inch in some locations. and we're seeing the storms tonight in north central iowa. those are all tests tin today arrive in here later our forecast does include scattered showers and thunderstorms along with muggy conditions. for tomorrow we should have some storms early in the day and probably more late in the afternoon. there will be a front kind of stretched outright through here and you can see much cooler conditions to the north best with warmer readings down to the southeast and showers and storms a possibility from time to time. tomorrow night storms start to move onto the southeast.
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weekend with another chance for showers and thunderstorms saturday and sunday. and those could linger into monday. temperatures consistent in the mid-70s to the lower 80s. apparently post vacation disappointment can lead to divorce. according to to a new study couples tend to put off divorce during times where social norms force them family situations. there was a spike after special family events like system her vacations and holidays it seems it makes people optimistic by the future but temporarily and then once more time is spent together couples find themselves more unhappy. this trend has a name it's called the broken promise theory. still ahead an iowa company is using its trailer to advocate
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leads a convoy to a cure for cancer. and let's take a live look outside kids playing in a park this afternoon under beautiful weather. temperatures in the 70s right now. and they're having a good old time after school, maybe before their first day. more life at 5 continues right here on cbs 2,
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cancer affects us all - from family and friends to our co- workers and 2 shows us how one local organization is combating the potentially cancer effects us all. cbs 2 news shows how one organization is battling the potentially deadly disease one mile at a time. >> reporter: in 2016 cancer will claim roughly 600,000 lives which with ends up to a battle lost each minute. west side transport is doing something about it. >> thinking about cancer and how it's affected all of our lives i started thinking, you know, we have an opportunity because we have a moving billboard that goes up and down the highways of america. >> reporter: you sue smith lost
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more than a decade later she still asks herself. >> have i done all i can do to you know, help find a cure is there more that i can do. >> reporter: her answers led to action 7 months and more than $30,000 in fundraising later west side is unveiling its newest addition convoy for a cure. >> no one has ever done remotingly like this. it's the most meaningful thing that i've ever worked on. >> reporter: a portion of the will go to local cancer charities. >> all of our employees at west side will decide which charity that we're going to donate to so all the people that had a part in raising the money will have a part in who it goes to. >> keith his his own cancer story. >> my youngest daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 b, it's been a whirlwind ever since. >> as he heads to high school he hopes this trailer will lead
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>> i don't expect this truck to run across the country and suddenly now there's a cure but it's the steps and this is going to make a great contribution. >> my hope is that it raises awareness, it raises money, and that it inspires other people to get involved to help find a cure for cancer. >> reporter: west side will be tracking the trailer with a satellite so it can let you know when it's on its way to a wn "here's a live look a& from our tower here at broadcast park, as . >> sure catches your eye. here's is a live look outside from our tower cam here at broadcast park as commuter head home. we have another look at your weather first forecast when live at 5 comes back. let's take a look at what's coming up new tonight at 6. >> the pension fund for state support for the candidates of
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state officials say fewer people got out to enjoy this year's iowa state fair. these stories and more, all new
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the cbs evening news is next
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it's a back to school miracle in one texas classroom, least if you're a student. a second grade it is a impact to school miracle at least if you're a student. a teachers no homework policy is going viral. mrs. young says after research the issue students will not have formal homework. they will have extra work after school only if they don't finish their in class work. she says it doesn't increase the student's performance and instead after
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family, friends and kids being kids. >> as a parent i'd have to agree, but as the journal list, i'm going to leave it right there because there are arguments for both sides for sure. >> mrs. young where were you when i was back in school. no kidding. >> pile it on and now they have ipads, we have books stacked up. >> it really is a different deal that's for sure. >> it is. you have a different set of problems going on in the weather department. >> the forecast not as nice as it has been in the of days. we have showers, thunderstorms those will be around tonight on a scattered basis of tomorrow's temperature should be back in the low 80s with plenty of humidity so it will be muggy with that threat of a thunderstorm. >> all right. thank you. thank you for joining us at livt 5. hope you'll be back at the top
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. letterman:"has a line of clothing, now where were these made?" trump: "these were made, i don't know where they're made. but they were made someplace. but they're great. it's ties, shirts, cufflinks, everything sold at macy's and they're doing great.? letterman: ?where are the shirts made?? off-camera voice: ?bangladesh.? letterman: ?bangladesh.? trump: ?well, it's good. letterman: ?ties? where are the ties made?" they have to work, too. these are beautiful ties. they are great ties. the ties are made in where? china? off-camera voice: ?china.? letterman: ?the ties are made in china."
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captioning sponsored by cbs >> dubois: the new trump-pence immigration policy. >> reporter: you're here illegally you have to leave the country. yes or no? >> dubois: also tonight, florida tries to determine if there's a new zika zone outside miami as the number of mosquitoes spread grows. martin shkreli became the poster boy for drug price gouging. now he's defending the soaring cost of life-saving epipens. and we first met pat hardison shortly after his amazing face transplant surgery. wait until you see him now. >> now i'm just an average guy walking down the street.


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