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right now on cbs 2 this morning...the fire at a cedar rapids landmark that needed every resource the city has. the next step more than two years after the cedar rapids casino proposal was denied. the first look inside one of the most anticipated flood recovery projects in iowa city. welcome to cbs two this morning...i'm kevin barry. barry.and i'm kelly d'ambrosio. d'ambrosio.
a fire has shut down a popular cedar rapids restuarant - and damaged a local bar - that's just next door. door.right now -- fire officials are trying to figure out what caused flames to destroy the roof at riley's caf. cafe.the fire department sent every truck and firefighter they had to battle the fire in 90-degree heat.it happened right ater 3-30 and closed the busy road during the afternoon commute.riley's was closed -- a manager at moose mcduffy's
was there while firefighters were working on the buildings and talked to both owners. "same spot same location -- meeting spot and have family gatherings here it's quite a loss, such an iconic restaurant" restaurant." "it was scary seeing the firemen with axes and chainsaws and wondering if that was my roof to their roof." roof."one firefighter had to be sent to the hospital for he's expected to be okay.the salvation army was on scene handing out water and gatorade to firefighters.investigators say the fire started near a ventilation fan. remember when you see breaking news - let us know.post your pictures and videos to our facebook page - just search for kgan-cbs 2. more than two years ago, the state shot down a proposal to build a casino in cedar rapids. now, some city leaders say it is time to move on. on.at least three members of the council told the gazette
options.the city purchased a large plot of land along first avenue on the west side of the river after the flood of 2008. it is one of hundreds of city owned properties a group is looking at for redevelopments options.despite the calls for new options, mayor corbett tells the gazette his opinion hasn't changed, and he is still looking at ways to revive the casino project. and now a building also impacted by the oh-8 floods now has new life. life.cbs 2 news reporter stephanie johnson tells us the excitment surrounding the new hanchr auditorium in iowa cy. city.good morning kelly, you can see how beautiful the new building is just be driving by. by.but cbs 2 news got a tour of the new facility - after more than 30 months of design and a million hours of construction.the new hancher is complete with a main lobby, box office, lounges, dressing rooms and of course the 18- hundred seat auditorium.the staff says the auditorium is the largest classroom on campus. the team from the get go had
that hancher was a special place and they wanted to do everything that they could do to create the most wonderful building that they could possibly do and i think they've done it. it.the official ribbon cutting ceremony and open house is this friday.there's already a list of performances that will take place there over the next few months.you can head over to our website cbs 2 iowa dot com to preview the list for yourself.stephanie johnson cbs 2 news. efforts to ra wage -- throughout linn county could inch closer to reality to. today.that's when supervisors are scheduled to vote on a second reading of the ordinance.that meeting was supposed to be yesterday morning - but the board delayed the vote by 24 hours to add more legal language to the proposal. proposal.if approved after a third reading, the minimum wage in linn county would rise by one dollar an hour on january first--and rise again the following two years, settling at 10-25 an hour.like a similar increase in johnson
out of the ordinance. this morning -- linn county supervisors will also hear how some communities are looking to rethink public transit. transit.the metropolitan planning organization says that the cedar rapids publc transit system may work better under the control of a regional transit authority.the m-p-o says that would spread out the costs between communities and provide better service.right now -- public bus routes in marion and hiawatha are operated by cedar rapids by contract. andres gomez mpo manager revenues being generated and distributed over to the city of cedar rapids is not enough to compare to the services that are being provided for those communities. 12 12lifts -- the para transit service operated by linn county -- could also be included as part of the regional transit proposal.it would take years to get the system off the ground. one candidate for the linn county board of supervisors wants leaders to cut their own . salaries.randy ray is
his district four seat.ray told cbs 2 news - the board should cut salaries to 70- thousand dollars a year.he says it would save the county 33-thousand dollars a year for each supervisor .and ray says it would be easier to justify keeping the board at five members. i worry a lot about the loss of the rural area if we were to go to three supervisors. this is problem solving for both. it cuts their salaries, which most people are concerned about and it gives the representatio are worried about. about.ray says he would propose the extra money that is saved on salaries, if his plan becomes reality, should go towards improving rural roads while the population of linn county grows. today -- the two major party nominees for president will both speak at the same forum in new york about national security. security.that forum comes as g-o-p nominee donald trump got support from nearly 90 retired military leaders.trump says if he's elected in november -- he'll order his top generals
quickly defeat isis.clinton accused trump of insulting veterans with his campaign rhetoric and also for proposing dangerous military plans.for the first time since the democratic convention -- a c-n-n, o-r-c national poll has given trump a narrow two point lead over clinton. our mission at cbs 2 news is to connect the presidential candidates to our viewers to better inform and empower you. that's why we've reached out to both candidates to participate in extended interviews not only with our station but our sister stations acro want to hear from you. tell us what you want to know from the candidates. what issues are relevant to you? what would you ask donald trump and hillary clinton? we want to give you a voice in this historic and important race for the white house, this year, there could be more eligible voters with disabilities than any other voting group. a new report from rutgers university found more than 35 million people with disabilities can cast a ballot this november - up ten percent from 2008.but the number of those people who will actually
or get-out-the-vote campaigns. disability rights advocate reyma mccoy-mcdied believes this segment of the population is becoming a growing voice in the voting process.. "i think candidates this year - more so in any other election year are really getting that if they want to have serious consideration for their positions - they need to reach out to voters with disabilities." the iowa secretary of state's office website breaking down information on voting accessibility.for more information - head to out website cbs 2 iowa dot com. governor terry branstad wants iowa students to learn more about iowa's history. history.the iowa history advisory council outlined eleven suggestions -- like online classes and classroom materials focusing on the state's history.the governor says there are many important stories in the state's past that all students should hear. he used the work of a previous governor who used money he
one example. gov. merrill actually donated uniforms donated uniforms for some of the soldiers and donated his pension - there are just some great iowa examples that are part of american history that we want to make sure are included. included.governor branstad backs the initiative -- but he's not sure he will be able to recommend funding for it since there may not be money available in the state's budget. it's and right now in it's degrees. degrees. utah man overcoming huge personal and physical obstacles.
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a utah man isn't letting anything stop him from taking on the great outdoors - including his heart condition. condition.he just finished his 100-th hike since he had open heart surgery back in april. april.matt mcdonald was there when he took the final climb. climb. on his way up.adcock says: "this is switchback number three. we have ten more." 51-year-old keenan adcock from american fork,climbs his 100-th time up to timpanogos cave. adcock says: "this is heart attack hill right here." but that didn't stop keenan even after having open-heart surgery four months ago. schorlemmer says: "he had an aortic valve replacement."his surgeon was waiting for him at the bottom of his 100th climb. schorlemmer says: "that is why i do this. to think that you can intervene in someone's life in a positive fashion and extend it is what it's all about."he says while keenan was in good shape ?before the surgery? his heart condition caused him to slow way down. schorlemmer says: "walking to
a lot of those patients." keenan says after the surgery- he struggled just to move. adcock says: "it was discouraging because i couldn't i the first month i could only lift a coffee mug." but one month later, he went for it. adcock says: "the first hike was shortly after heart surgery and that was 80 minutes. i was barely making it. and this time 30 and a half minutes. no huffing and puffing."as park rangers celebrate 100 years of park service, they're encouraging hikers to hike the high loved cheering on keenan. mckinney says: "we were all just rallying as we saw him working towards his goal."he's climbed more than 300 miles, sometimes making it to the cave ?five times a day.? mckinney says: "he is certainly someone to be admired."nats says: "woooo!
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here's a look at some of eastern iowa's top stories -- on this morning... police in iowa city are asking for the public's help looking for the suspect of an assault. last friday -- officers say a man was hit in the head with a bottle at the intersection of washington and linn streets in downtown iowa city.the victim says the suspect was about 6- 1 with brown hair. crime-stoppers is offering a one thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest. a cedar rapids woman has pleaded guilty to stealing another pe take money from the government. 39-year-old kaeisha robinson filed tax returns in both her name and others without them knowing.she also lied on section 8 housing forms by not reporting all of her income. she faces up to 17 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. "i think it's 45, close to 50 percent of our roster, were
they grew up watching this game. i know they appreciate this series and what it means and i know they are excited about having a chance to compete in it."it being the cy- hawk game -- the super bowl of the state of iowa -- as of now -- the hawks have the trophy but as pat moroney found out -- they know their main goal of keeping it for another year -- won't be easy -- because the rivalry brings out the best in both schools.on paper - this saturday's cy-hawk showdown - is a mismatch - the hawkeyes are two touchdow favorites over their in-state rivals - on the field - iowa knows this game is never easy it's that in state rivalry - every year we get a tough game with them - it means a lot - being from iowa - growing up a hawkeye fan and seeing how it went - it's always been close everybody knows this is a big deal - a big game - you're playing for a trophy - playing for state bragging rights so - there's plenty of people that get hyped up - it's not just the in-state kids - the out of
team has dropped four straight in this series - so for the hawks - priority number-one - is defending home field our fans are gonna be crazy - night game - first night game - rivalry game - it's gonna be crazy our fans gonna be into the game - it's gonna be hard for them to call our plays - it's gonna be loud - we're here to defend kinnick and keep the cy-hawk trophy - home in iowa city i've been in 27 of these - and it's really hard to predict what's gonna happen - doesn't happened the week before - really what it comes down to is who plays the best that given day daykirk ferentz has had tons of success at iowa - but against the cyclones - there's been heartbreak - ferentz is just 8 and 9 in these games - and the last four losses have come by a combined 13 points - in iowa city - pat moroney - c-b-s two sports.it was the battle for the spike in iowa city -- west hosting city high
getting tricky -- alexa ald- rich ingram -- drops down the tip giving city an early lead but after that it was all west -- the women of troy set up emily halverson -- and the moon ball finds the hole on the floor for the pointand then later in the set -- the little hawks setting up for the spike -- but emma norris welcomes them to her block party -- as west takes the battle for the spike -- in 4 sets.to the links -- crandic boys golf meet at national -- prairie hosting -- and their stud ian johnston enjoying the home course -- on 10 he sinks the birdie putt -- johnston shot a 63 on the day -- tied for thirdandrew wood was the lead man for linn-mar -- the lion drops in the par putt on 18 to finish 7th --but the meet belonged to cedar rapids washington --frank lindwall -- shot a 29 on the front 9 -- here he is on 16 -- sinking the par put -- he finished 2nd a stroke back from his teammate connor neighbors -- the warriors
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mel gibson's new film "hacksaw ridge" is getting rave reviews. reviews.th 10 minute standing ovation after the world premiere at the venice film festival.the movie is the true story of desmond t. doss who saved 75 men in okinawa without ever firing or carrying a gun.the producer of the movie, who also worked with gibson on braveheart, called "hacksaw" gibson's greatest film! film!this is his first directed project in more than a decade. the movie comes to theaters on november 4. gibson said a lot of attention needs to be paid to our warriors,
what do we do? where do we start?" after the flood, when we came in here, there was nothing left. there's no way we're gonna do this ourselves. people like monica vernon really fought to get the assistance that led to the recovery. it took vision. it took courage. there is a true community spirit. i don't think she asked anybody after the flood whether they were democrat or republican. she took the bull by the horns, saw a problem that needed to be solved, and she solved it. vernon: i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message. right now on cbs 2 this morning...the developing information in one of the biggest unsolved murders in the midwest. the latest details after a former cedar rapids substitute is fired for her inappropriate relationship with a student. the brand new contract for kirk ferentz before one of the biggest games of the year. welcome to cbs two this
the suspect in a decades-old ?cold case has confessed to abducting and killing 11-year-old jacob wetterling in minnesota. minnesota.wetterling was riding his bike with his brother and a friend on an october night in 1989 when a masked man grabbed him. that man, police thought, was danny heinrich. f-b-i officers interviewed him back then but never had enough evidence to charge him. heinrich has since admitted to abducting the boy nearly 27-years ago.
approved by jacob's family - henrich will not be charged with the boy's murder.but - he instead is facing decades of years behind bars in a separate child pornography case.over the weekend, heinrich led officials to jacob wetterling's remains - ending years of speculation. the young boy's loss was not in vain though, the jacob wetterling act was named after him years after his disappearance. it created guidelines for states to implement sex offender registry programs. more than two decades later -- protecting children.but some iowa experts say the high- profile cases are dictating laws -- which put low-risk offenders in difficult situations. rc: those that commit offenses against children have enhanced penalties and restrictions, and not all of them are indeed high risk to offend again." again."right now -- there are more than 80 offenses that can land someone on the registry -- and not all are considered a high-risk to offend again.to
the registry -- visit our website - cbs 2 iowa dot com. the cedar rapids community school district has officially wrapped up its investigation into an inappropriate relationship between a substitute teacher and a washington high school st. student.the district says some details in the investigation have to be kept confidential - but also said the intial probe in february was not effective. in fact - it was not reported to the district at the time it was happening.the district also says mary beth haglin - should've been remo the substitute teacher list during the investigation. investigation.former washington high principal doctor ralph plagman and administrator michael johnson resigned from their posts this past summer. a presidential candidate could be facing criminal charges. charges.green party nominee jill stein could get in serious trouble for spray painting construction equipment at a dakota access pipeline protest in north dakot. dakota.the charges would be for trespassing and vandalism. a spokeswomen for stein says
a message at the site -- so she wrote "i approve this message" in red spray paint on the blade of a bulldozer. this saturday -- dozens of protesters will gather in des moines to caravan to one of the construction sites along the pipeline in iowa.they haven't released exactly where the protest site will be -- but they say dozens of people are willing to risk being arrested.the pipeline will cross 18 counties in iowa on it's way from north dakota to illinois. a town in central iowa is taking a new approach to attract new residents. about 40 miles northwest of des moines - are considering a plan that would do away with property taxes for 10 years for new homes.the hope is it would lure builders and potential residents. residents.another town in the same county - did the same thing in 20-11 and saw huge results.more than 300 homes have been built in adel since then - compared to just 80 in the six years prior. a man in western iowa has been jailed for attacking his girlfriend with a hammer after she refused to let him tattoo
chest.the sioux city couple had only been dating for about a month.28-year-old jonathan boggs is now facing charges for domestic assault and going armed with intent.police say when the woman refused to get a tattoo -- she tried to leave when boggs threatened to kill her with a hammer. authorities in dubuque county -- --are looking into the events leading up to the near drowning of a young toddler. it happened monday afternoon in cascade.investigators tell cbs 2 news a 13-month-old was left alone in a bathtub. parent came back into the room -- the child was unconscious and underwater.the toddler is now at university of iowa hospitals and clinics -- but the child's condition has not been released. bill cosby's sexual assault case will go to trial no later than june 5-th.that's the decision yesterday from a pennsylvania judge.cosby is charged with drugging and molesting andrea constand back in 2004.that same judge has yet to rule on whether 13 other cosby accusers will be
whether or not a deposition or a phone call recorded by constand's mother will be allowed as evidence.the judge says he'll make that ruling within the next week. fox news and former c-e-o roger ailes have settled a lawsuit with former anchor gretchen carlson.. carlson..she sued them back in july for sexual harassment and retaliation.21-st century fox apologized to carlson tuesday. the settlement is worth 20- million dollars and ailes will pay an unknown portion of that those sexual harassment claims. children will have to roll up their sleeves for flu protection this year... year...the c-d-c says the popular flumist is not effective -- leaving parents and pediatricians with only one option -- the flu shot.the american academy of pediatrics suggests everyone six-months or older should be vaccinated for this year's flu season by october. right now -- the federal government is investigating the company that makes epipens.
competition to drive up costs of the life-saving drug.the price for the auto-injectors has skyrocketed to 600-dollars over the last seven years.now -- the massive increase is impacting schools across the country and in eastern iowa. many people need to have the medical device to treat severe allergic reactions. following a banner year - the head hawk is now sticking around for awhile longer. longer.kirk ferentz has signed a new six year contract extention which will keep him 20-26.with the extention -- he'll make four-point-five million dollars a year -- and is now one of the -- top 10 -- highest paid coaches in all of college football.the four-time big ten coach of the year said signing the deal was very important to him. "there's no way to describe it. it's a really unique thing and i just feel really privileged and honored to be able to do it in such a great place with so many great people. : "over the last 11 years one of the things i've said often
20 years now he's demonstraight ed all the reasons why i feel that way." way."ferentz is in his 18-th season leading the hawkeyes and is tied with former hawkeye bob stoops - as the longest tenured coach in the nation. the hawkeyes have moved up in both new polls released tuesday.in the new a-p poll -- the hawks jumped one spot - to 16-th.but in the coaches poll -- iowa skipped five spots and is ranked 10-th.alabama and cl national title game -- are one and two in both rankings. saturday night's cy-hawk clash in kinnick stadium is iowa's annual black and gold spirit game.sections will be coordinated to wear an assigned color. color.fans sitting in sections that end in odd numbers are asked to wear black -- fans in sections that end in even numbers are asked to wear gold. gold.the cy-hawk game kicks off at 6-30 saturday night on the big ten network.tickets are sold out.
night.cbs 2 sports zach hanley will be joined by the gazette's marc morehouse and mike hlas - to give a preview of this saturday night's big in-state match up.i on the hawks, starts at 6:30 tomorrow on fox 28.and if you miss it, see it before kickoff saturday morning at eight, also on fox 28. it's and right now in it's degrees. degrees.after the break...a sneak peak party political campaigns are traveling around the country.
figure out who has the better p. plane. coming soon to campaign stops nationwide...("fantasy island") "the plane! the plane!"but which plane?is it donald trump's customized 757 or hillary clinton's blue 737?on its maiden voyage as a campaign plane, hillary's ended up parked within sight of the donald's. and hillary was asked how she felt seeing his plane...(hillary clinton/(d) presidential nominee)"i didn't feel trump's plane is more fantasy island...(nat sound)"24 karat gold plated sink. you'll notice that the seatbelts as well as everything else are 24 karat gold plated."while hillary's is a more normally configured plane carrying 96 passengers, trump's carries only 43 but puts them in seats adorned with the trump family logo.(nat sound)"here we are in mr. trump's bedroom."mrs. clinton doesn't have her own bedroom on her plane.(jeanne moos/cnn national corresponden
while the donald bought his jet used...it's now 25 years old.(nat sound)the donald makes up for all that gold plating by sending out photos of himself eating mcdonalds and kfc, albeit with a knife and fork.both candidates held airborne gaggles with reporters,(hillary clinton/(d) presidential nominee)"(cough) i need some water."though when hillary had a coughing fit, allergic to trump, she had quipped, she broke off her gaggle...(hillary clinton/(d) presidential nominee)"i'll be gh the hashtag air allergy while another photoshopped surgical masks on the press. (jeanne moos/cnn national corresponden t)"but there's no question whose plane is bigger...the president's, air force one." trump's is bigger than hillary's and the donald told rolling stone "it's bigger than air force one..." but the washington post got the specs to prove donald wrong. pants on fire. better pants than an engine.jeanne moos cnn
a decade before it recalled the vehicles.the two cases settled claimed injuries caused by accidents linked to the faulty switches.the terms of the settlements are confidential.g-m is still facing more than a hundred more related lawsuits a popular for profit college is now shutting its doors over questions about how it operates. operates.i-t-t educational services says it will close more than 100 campuses immediately.the move impacts 35-thousand students about 8-thousand people out of a job.the college has been on the radar of both federal and state investigators over its recruiting tactics -- lending practices and job placement figures.critics say for-profit schools like i-t-t prey on students who rely on loans and other aid to attend. you've heard of smart phones - and smart watches - but there's some help coming to the kitchen. kitchen.check this out -- a new smart oven from bosch.it can adjust cook times --
on the recipes you select through an app.the new tech will be available just before the holiday season.the series 8 ovens will be available starting in october. humpback whales are now off the endangered species list! list!federal authorities say their numbers have increased out in the wild.they credit international efforts to ban commercial whaling. whaling.this ban started nearly 50 years ago.even though their numbers are back up, the ban will remain in place. it's it's right now it's degrees in coming up next...the corridor residents fighting back against some of the deadliest
this sunday - you can help raise money to saves the lives taken by two of the deadliset medical conditions in the country -- heart diease and str. stroke.cbs 2 news anchor scott sanborn explains on a story you'll only see on cbs 2. 2. when you're five years old, all you mostly think about is what's happening right now.
the present is especially helpful for the parents of hayden grimm. grimm. to watch hayden grimm tackle the sport of football with his older brother zander, you would never think he was any different from other healthy kindergartners. but his mom knew something was wrong just 12 hours after hayden was born at mercy medical center. "he wouldn't latch on to eat and he slept a lot. so i sent him to the nursery and told them to feed him whatever he would eat, it was no big deal. i didn't care at that point. d came back out."the nurses called dad the next moring. moring. "so what did they tell you?" "they didn't tell me anything. they said just get down here as quick as you can." their concern then turned to fe. fear. "they didn't explain very much at all. they just said we needed to get him to iowa city and we would learn more when we were down in iowa " city." "essentially, half of the heart didn't form or is so small that it doesn't function."hypo-plastic left heart syndrome is diagnosed in only about one of every thousand babies born. with
prospects looked daunting. we were given three options: we could take him home and let him die. or we could put him on the transplant list and wait for another baby to die. or we could go through the three steps."those three steps? three open heart surgeries-the first at 6 days old, the second at 5 months and the third at 3-and-a-half years old. hayden still has only half a heart but thanks to advances in medical technology, his right side is doing all the work. "forty or fifty years ag any surgeries that were available for this. so kids who were born with this problem when i was born passed away because we couldn't do anything for it." it." "so come join us september 11th at 8-o'clock (la" (laughs)." "five year old hayden will be the first ambassador hero to kick off the linn county heart walk in the heart of the city." city." "we've moved it from kirkwood community college in the past to the amphitheatre this year." "why did you move to the amphitheatre?" "we have a beautiful facility
rapids/and then the beautiful downtown."money raised from sunday's heart walk goes directly into research which helps kids like hayden stay alive. he still may need a heart transplant down the road but right now, mom and dad are hopeful and just trying to keep up. up. "he's either going to have half a heart or he's going to have someone else's heart. but he has no limits. he doesn't limit himself. he literally is on the run from the time he gets up in the morning until he can't go anymore at night."one other note: pulse oximetry testing at birth would have caught hayden's condition. thanks to the efforts of the american heart association, that testing is now mandatory in iowa. you can join the grimm family and register for the heart walk under this story at cbs 2 iowa dot com.