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right now on cbs 2 this morning...the last few roads to open back up after the 2016 floods. the permanent steps cedar rapids is taking to protect the city from rising flood water. the developing details about hurricane matthew while it inches closer to florida. welcome to cbs two this morning...i'm kevin barry.and i'm jenee ryan - kelly d'ambrosio's off today. ? ? let's get a check of our cbs 2 weather
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it's been more than a week since the cedar river started to go back down -- and recovery continues in the corri. corridor.right now -- six roads in cedar rapids are still closed because of the flood.city leaders tell cbs 2 news a-street southwest and streets on the northwest side won't open for about another week.crews are still cleaning area.they hope to reopen otis road within the next few days. cedar rapids is now looking to install several ?permanent pumping stations.this is a rendering of a station planned for the area near 8-th and 12-th avenues.the city used ?temporary pumps last week to return water from storm drain systems to the cedar river.the city is paying for the pumps by pushing back some of the levee work it has planned. right now the river is below flood stage- but the side
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still remain for some people. people.the american red cross has now opened community resource centers in cedar falls and waverly.the centers aim to provide people with flood recovery plans - paperwork help and help finding assistance from various organizations.for exact hours and locations- head to cbs 2 iowa dot com. today - health concerns grow for those cleaning up after the flood. flood.linn county health officials tell cbs 2 news - mold can grow in any building can lead to asthma attacks - allergic reaction and infections.officials say if you see it while you're working - it needs to be cleaned off right away.anyone cleaning up debris should wear protective goggles - gloves and a mask with a respirator. the czech village won't look quite the same after it's all put back together. together.some business owners are reopening their stores without all their previous vendors.the copper alligator
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that's for reasons other than the flood. "we have a couple of dealors that have decided not to return after the flood. i think some of it's just the stress of the quick moving out. they're older, they just don't want to go through this a" again."business owners there say it's been hard being closed the past week. those business owners also say -- the cancellation of their fall festival "czech fest" made it especially difficult. on the upside -- they tell cbs 2 news they're thankful for the city's the flood because businesses that ?are coming back --are only able to because of the mitigation plans. many are already thinking about the holiday shopping season which-- if this wasn't the case--may not have been as bright. the african american museum of iowa is also working to get back to business. business.the museum will be back to normal operatons starting when doors open at 10 this morning.visitors can enjoy the "endless possibilities" exhibit at a discounted rate while the museum is re-installing
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right now - florida is bracing for its itsfirst major hurricane in 11 years. the category three storm is pounding the bahamas now - and is expected to ?regain strength as it moves toward the sunshine state.two million people have been told to evacuate their homes in the u- s.state officials say people along the florida coast should be able to feel the storm by tonight. "we'll start feeling tropical storm force winds and we potentially could feel an extended period of time." time." "it's definitely not the time the good time to go out to the surf, be curious, be adventurous." adventurous."the storm has already left a path of destruction through haiti - cuba and now the bahamas. hurricane matthew is being blamed for at least 25 deaths in caribbean. in the race for the white house housevermont senator bernie sanders returned to iowa -- campaigning for his former opponent. sanders told a crowd at drake university that hillary clinton's economic polices
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radical idea to say if a person in iowa works 40 hours a week -- that person should not have to face poverty. sanders also told the crowd that his and clinton's position on clean energy will help future generations. "this is a moral to our kids and our grandchildren in a way that is healthy that is sustainable -- and we cannot do that if we elect a president who thinks climate change is a hoax." hoax."some sanders supporters are still skeptical of a clinton presidency. secretary of state will follow through with her plans. before senator sanders took the stage - iowa republicans stood outside joking about a leaked audio tape of hillary clinton allegedly mocking sanders' supporters for living in their parents' basement.a spokeswoman for the republican national committee says this shows clinton has a problem with millennials.senator sanders disagrees - saying the quote was taken out of context. context.here's the full version... clinton said quote
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recession.and they are living in their parents' basement. they feel they got their education --and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves." clinton and trump are getting ready for their second presidential debate this weeken. weekend...in saint louis this sunday at eight.clinton is stepping away from the campaign trail today -- getting ready for the town- hall style debate.trump will be campaigning today -- holding a town hall meeting in new hampshire.yesterday -- both candidates claimed their running-ma night's v-p debate. (donald trump/(r) presidential nominee) "mike pence did an incredible job and i'm getting a lot of credit because that's really my first so called choice that was my first hire as we would say in las vegas ." ."(hillary clinton/(d) presidential nominee) i thought tim did a great job and every time he tried to push mike pence to defend what donald trump has said and
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way, because after all, trying to defend donald trump is an impossible task." task."you can watch that presidential debate on sunday right here on cbs 2.it starts at 8. concerns continue to grow that hackers could try to alter this year's presidential electi. election.an official with the department of homeland security says 24 states have asked for the department's help regarding their election systems.so far -- there have been 20 attempted hacks on voter registration systems officials say the country's election system is so decentralized - it would be nearly impossible to broadly hack election day. a government contractor is accused of stealing top secret . intelligence.the department of justice says 51-year-old harold martin was arrested by the f-b-i in august.a criminal complaint says authorities found hard copy and digital files of highly classified information in his home.martin was hired by the contractor booz allen hamilton -- that's
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edward snowden.snowden stole 1-point-five million classified documents from the n-s-a -- and then leaked them to journalists. an airplane had to be evacuated - when a samsung galaxy note 7 7cellphone - started smoking just before take off. off.about a month ago samsung made a nation-wide recall on the phones - due to concerns-- they could overheat and catch fire.the passenger actually already swapped his old note 7 in - the one that caught fire --- was supposed the f-a-a is now reminding passengers not to charge or use the recalled phones during flights. some drake university students woke up yesterday to a missed opportunity to meet a star. star."look kappa, kappa kappa gamma, i'm outside your sorrority house right now and you're all asleep. all asleep.!" asleep.!"the rapper -- drake -- made good on a promise that he'd visit the school in des moines that goes by the same name.he performed at wells
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sporting a drake university jacket and basketball jersey. after his concert -- drake showed up on campus at about 2-30 in the morning -- knocking on students' doors it's and right now in it's degrees. degrees.after the break...the bold move from the united states' biggest mall to save the holiday season. season.in your cbs 2 weather first forecast we have... have...
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- your planner shows what's ahead for the next hoursa&- now a live look outside courtesy of our weatherfirst skycama&- a bit of fog in the area this morninga& -temperatures around the areaa&- taking a look at regional temperatures we see highs are mild all around iowa - the regional satellite/radar
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taking a look at the midwest surface mapa&- moving into a closer view with our 'predictor' forecast we see mainly quiet conditions - today's forecast features clear skies & cooler temperatures- tonight's forecast has us looking for mainly clear & chilly conditions- the next three days show more dry and cool weather- our 7 day forecast does bring more cool weather
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for years now -- black friday has started creeping earlier.
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have been opening at 6 on thanksgiving day. day.but this year esme murphy tells us - the nation's biggest mall - is pushing back. back. this is what the mall of america looks like during the post-thanksgiving rush.400,000 people are expected to shop here on the weekend that includes black friday -- but this year, the mall says it won't be open on thanksgiving. ( jill renslow / senior vp, mall of america ) "the mall thanksgiving... it's for families to enjoy."the malls decision is being cheered by workers.( jill renslow / senior vp, mall of america ) "we literally had tears of joy from our retailers."( tamra kramer / business owner ) "we are thrilled. we are excited about it."tamra kramer and her daughter own vomfass, a store that features unique and local spirits, spices, and oils.( tamra kramer / business owner ) " ...everybody wants to spend thanksgiving with their families, so we're thrilled to able to do that this year with the mall of america's support." the move is getting high marks from customers we spoke with.( mike dembovsky / shopper ) "i think that is great, because
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their families."( ben graff / shopper ) "i think it's just nice to have a corporation taking care of its people."the mall will however have security in place for any stores who might want to open on thanksgiving, but they are expecting most stores will opt to close.( jill renslow / senior vp, mall of america ) "our tenants have the opportunity to be open. we are just giving them the
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it's now on this morning. morning.and if you're in it's degrees. degrees.coming up next...the big similarities between iowa football -- and their next oppo. opponent. t karma again?" wanna check yours?" "scores don't change that much. i haven't changed." "oh really?" "it's girls'night. ah huh." "they said business casual." "i love summer weddings!" "oh no." "yeah, maybe it is time. maybe i should check my credit score." "try credit karma. it's free." "oh woah. that's different."
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it's not where iowa thought they would be heading into week six -- but, perhaps on the plus side, it's also not where this week's opponent, minnesota, thought they would be...middle of the pack in the big ten race, and coming off stinging losses -- the hawks to rival northwestern, the gophers in overtime to penn state -- and while there's still questions to be answered, gary dolphin says there's also room for the ground..."i think we kinda have a mirror image this week of minnesota and iowa -- two teams trying to find their true game... minnesota bitten by the turnover bug as well... the gophers other concern is in their secondary. they've had some guys suspended, injured. so they're playing a lot of inexpereince. so if iowa can just establish the run game, i think that plays right into c.j. beathard's hand -- he should have a big
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football season and here we are -- college basketball media day season is upon us. the new look hawkeyes hosted media day today -- and showed off the new jumbotron at carver hawkeye arena ... and a host of new players -- just one player who averaged double digit points for them last season returns -- but fran mccaffery says the offense will be mostly the same... in terms of how much the hawkeyes actually set up the offense -- that could be a different story. we've got a lot of athletic guys, man, they can run the bigs can run like deer so we expect to run more this year. year.when you have a front court that can run like our group, we just, we take off rather than worrying about who to get the ball to because that takes time.the big twelve announcing it's preseason selections for women's basketball today -- iowa state's seanna johnson is the first cyclone to be honored
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10 rebounds a year ago -- good for second in the conference -- bill fennelly's squad tips things off on november sixth.... and before we know it -- wrestling season will also be here -- tom brands' teams has finalized dates with penn state and ohio state at carver hawkeye arena -- they've also confirmed several dual times including a seven o'clock showdown saturday december tenth with iowa state... two weeks ago, the kirkwood volleyball nation and on a fourteen game win streak. they returned home tonight for the first time in two weeks now ranked ninth and having gone seven-and-six during that stretch... but? nothing a little home cookin' cant solve....first set, set point -- defense wins championships -- and ball games -- eagles take the opener 25-12...the spartans made it a bit tighter to start the second but k-wood settled down -- and caiti peterson --
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9-8 kirkwood -- they never trailed again...morgan grimm - - that's gonna leave a mark -- eagles back on track with the sweep.... 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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when you're in the market for a new car, you test drive it, right?but what about a pet? pet?now a tulsa animal rescue is putting the test drive principle to work in a new program called jog a dog... dog...the animal rescue foundation has new program where you can borrow a dog..like at the library... interested pet parents fil out a form - leave thier drivers licence- pick out a dog and take it for a walk or jog. people don't necessarily have
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just be stopping in while trying to burn some calories and bring the dog along with them since the rescue needs help getting them excercise anyways. good morning again -- it's now right now it's degrees in after the break...the developing story about the latest consumer scam to hit the corridor. corridor.you're watching c-b-s 2 this morning -- covering the
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right now on cbs 2 this morning...the latest information about a dangerous trend in the corridor. the hard-to-catch scam hiding in plain sight in the corridor. the social media prank that real criminals are using to hide their crimes. welcome to cbs two this
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barry.and i'm jenee ryan ryan let's get a check of our cbs 2
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dozens of people have been hit by cars this year in the corridor some of them fatally. fatally.just earlier this week - a pedestrian was killed walking along highway 218 in johnson county cbs 2 news reporter stephanie
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where it most commonly happens in cedar rapids rapids?? police say most accidents involving pedestrians occur along first avenue between saint lukes and 15th street. on wednesday our cbs 2 news crew saw plenty of people dodging traffic and j walking. so far this year the national highway traffic safety administration--have seen an increase in roadway deaths. in cedar rapids - 25 pedestrians ha the police department says anytime you're walking make the effort to use the cross walks and pay attention to traffic. 9;08;15;03 "in the last several months they've written five citations for jaywalking really our message isn't about receiving a citation the citations like 25 bucks then with court costs it gets to be over 90 bucks so there is a little bit of a financial impact but again it's not about the law violation as much as the safety risk." risk."police say even if you
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phone down and pay attention--- because distracted walkers can easily step in front of traffic. covering the corridor in cedar rapids stephanie johnson cbs 2 news. funeral arrangements are now set for the man killed by a train near alburnett. 44-year-old scott blackford died when a freight train hit his pickup sunday.a funeral service will be held at the linn county fair grounds tomorrow.a memorial fund is now set up for blackford's daughter's education. tell you about in coralville. coralville.right now -- one southbound lane is closed on first avenue just north of interstate 80 -- right in front of the hampton inn.crews are working on repairing the pavement there.it's supposed to reopen by 6-30 this morning. cbs 2 news continues to warn consumers about a growing threat in the corridor. corridor.modern day pick- pocketers now use technology to steal your cash. cash.police are warning citizens of "skimming".it's a
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readers to snag credit card information.they're typically found on a-t-m's and gas station card slots.one woman says after her family fell victim to "skimming" -- they've become more vigilant and take extra steps to protect themselves. connie 08:54:59 "we looked it up on what the skimmers look like and so i'm sure he looked crazy because he was like shaking the heck out of the card reader." reader."law enforcement says if the card reader feels loose - that's an indication that something also encourage people to trust their gut and contact police if they see anything suspicious. right now -- experts say the u-s has a surplus of food staples like eggs -- milk and frozen fruits and veggies. veggies.they say there's been increased production and a decrease in exports.the high value of the dollar makes products from the u-s more expensive elsewhere -- so countries are buying less.in august -- there were more than one-?billion pounds of cheese
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the u-s-d-a says we can expect prices at the grocery stores to go up about one or two percent for items like pork -- eggs -- poultry and fresh fruit. federal judges did not say when they would make a ruling on whether they would continue to block the construction of the controversial dakota access pip. pipeline.a federal appeals court panel had tough questions for opponents of the nearly 4-billion dollar project.three judges questioned members of the standing rock sioux tribe - impact sites of historic and religious significance.the pipeline - which covers four states - including iowa - is almost completely built. the iowa board of regents will willnow look into if iowa state's president and other employees have been following travel policies. policies.iowa state president steven leath has been under fire for his use of two university airplanes.leath has flown one of the aircrafts himself on four trips that have mixed personal and official business.now -- the
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make sure they are clear and have been followed. the supreme court went back to work this week with only 8 judges -- and one case they're hearing right now - involves a convicted killer who may have been sentenced to death because of his race. race.attorneys for duane buck don't deny he killed his ex- girlfriend and another man 21- years ago in houston.they say a jury was tainted when evidence suggested his race could influence whether he would commit violent acts in the future.buck's attorney says the case could resonate cases. "it's really important for supreme court to say when that kind of evidence is put into a courtroom that it's unacceptable." the texas solicitor general agreed the evidence was not okay -- but argued buck would've gotten the same sentence anyway.a decision by the high court is expected early next year. creepy clown sightings continue to pop up all over the country - and while most
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pranks - others have been very . dangerous.officers in northern california are looking for a suspect they believe tried to abduct a one year wednesday.a man dressed as a clown approached a mother outside of a denny's restaurant - and police say she fought him off when she felt threatened. "so, the mom thought that maybe he was trying to pull her daughter away and she reacted by kicking the suspect in the shin two times and the suspect ran off..." off..." to see if businesses around the area have surveillance video that might show the suspect or what happened before the alleged attack. in michigan -- a man wearing a clown mask robbed a walgreens this week.the suspect pulled a gun as he walked into the building -- and left with 400- dollars.surviellence video caught the robbery -- but police have not found the suspect. police in the corridor have responded to multiple clown sig. sightings.in cedar rapids -- someone reported seeing clowns
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police tracked the students accused of taking this photo -- they told police they thought it'd be funny to dress up like clowns like in other parts of the country. country.in iowa city late tuesday night -- police took a call about a clown near burge residence hall.officers weren't able to track them down -- but they did say the person was not doing anything wrong. it's and right now in it's degrees. degrees.coming up next...the major surgery to help one veteran recover from devastating injuries. injuries. first forecast we have...
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vernon: i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message. congressman blum's smear campaign -- misleading and false. the truth -- monica vernon donated every pay raise to charity and helped build a homeless shelter for women and children, but multi-millionaire blum promised he'd take only half his salary. then in congress, blum broke his word and kept all the pay. now he wants to cut social security
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more than 16-hundred u-s service members have lost limbs in the middle east. east.one of them is former marine john peck.he lost all four limbs in combat. combat.david martin explains the long journey peck is on to have two working arms again. again. ?narr? six years after he lost all his limbs to an explosion in afghanistan, appeared in public for the first time with human arms. he began by thanking the family of an unknown young man who in death donated his arms. ?sot? peck press conference: i will tell you this: your loved one's death will not be for nothing. everyday that i look down at our new arms i will drive on through the pain and i will never give up.?narr? peck, a former marine, is one of only 25 people in the entire world to receive a
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talked to him before the operation he was counting on it to free him from a life in which everything was difficult. ?sot? peck 112910: i can't make sandwiches. sandwiches is too much work. hands on kind of stuff. like opening up the deli or the lunch meet. opening up the pickle jar. i can't do that stuff.?narr? he had been on the waiting list for nearly two yearson screen credit (photos): brigham and women's hospital/lightchaser while dr. simon talbot searched for a donor.?sot? talbot: he's going to be living with these arms hopefully for the rest of his life. and we want to make sure that that's the best poib him.on screen credit (for video): brigham and women's hospital ?narr? the operation at brigham and women's hospital in boston took 14 hours. arms from the donor, who had been declared brain dead 36 hours earleir, were rushed in to be attached to peck's stumps. you can see the hands turn pink and come back to life. nat sot?sot? talbot: the surgery's just the very beginning of it. after surgery, he's got months and months and months of physical therapy and rehabilitation.
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down to his new fingertips -- a slow and sometimes painful process. for now the arms are in braces to protect them from strain and it could be a year before he has sensation in his fingers. along the way, his body will try to reject his arms.?sot? peck: any day my body can say nope, not having it . . . and then go back to brigham and get my arms re-amputed even higher than i was before.?n tasks -- and everyday pleasures -- are now within his reach.?sot? peck: i'm just grateful that i'm going to have this opportunity to be able to hold somebody's hand again. to possibly be able to fulfill my dreams. my lifelong dream.?narr? his dream is to become a chef but he already has a fiance to hold his hand. dm, cbs news, hold his hand. has a fiance to hold his hand.
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it's and you're watching cbs 2 this morning... mornin it's degrees. degrees.just ahead...the main reason experts say the 2016
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holiday shopping is just around the corner -- and the biggest mall in the country is taking thanksgiving off. off.that's right - the mall of america in the twin cities is saying no - to early black friday shoppers.in recent years - malls across the country have been opening at 6-p-m on thanksgiving day.the mega -mall told retailers yesterday it's closing down as many operations as possible that day.the mall's 520 stores still have the option to open - but mall officials don't expect many to chose that option. amazon has rolled out a new perk for members of their prime service. service.prime users in the u-s will now have unlimited access
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magazines and reading -- at no additional cost.those members can read on a number of their own devices without using a kindle. we're getting a sneak peek into paisley park. the home and recording studio of late music star prince opens to fans on a very limited schedule this week. week.prince died at the home of a drug overdose in april at the age of 57.tours of paisley park were scheduled to begin thursday and operate daily... but those plans scaled back. the city council wants to review public safety and traffic concerns before allowing paisley park to operate as a museum.for now.... tour operators are working with a temporary permit...so the tours will be held for just three days --today - saturday and then next friday.fans who bought tickets for other dates can
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it's right now it's degrees in after the break...the renewed effort to figure out why so many people are dying on america's r roadways.in your cbs 2 weather
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here's a look at some of eastern iowa's top stories -- on this morning... we want to remind you that the 26-th annual 'especially for you' race is this sunday morning in cedar rapids. 15-thousand people will gather for the walk/run as part of the fight against breast cancer.all the money raised stays right here in the corridor, helping women ?and? men afford medical services
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survived breast cancer with the help of great insurance. her sister jem - sadly didn't. when you don't have the means to do that its very frightening. my sister didn't have the means to do that and it stopped her. she went three years without a dignosis because of that. if you're interested in helping with the cause -you can still register at mercy medical center's hall-perrine cancer center up until the race -- or you can visit our website cbs register online. and if you cant run or walk in the especially for you race for any reason - you can always stop by with donations. starting tonight - mercy medical center will be lit up in pink to mark the arrival of national breast cancer awareness month.a lighting ceremony will start at 7- thirty tonight outside of mercy's hall-perrine cancer center.a two dollar donation will be made to the especially for you fund - for every person that attends tonight. the building will be illuminated in pink for the
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deaths on americas roads are on the rise this year - after the rise this roads are on the rise this year - after years of declines. declines.federal officials can only speculate at what's causing the increase.kris van cleave explains how there's now a new effort trying to figure out why. why. this summer a 53 year old woman was pushed of the road and killed when the driver of this s-u-v hit her while texting and speeding.it's just one example in a growing trend of traffic deaths (gfx)in 2015 more than 35- thousand people died in crashesa& the biggest increase since 19-66.2016 is on pace to be even worsea& deaths are up an estimated 10 point 4 percent in the first half of the year.(natsot)"we have a crisis on our hands"on wednesday several government agencies and safety groups announced a new coalition with the goal of eventually ending all traffic deaths.(nats) distracted driving is an ongoing issue.(nats of pump)
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americans are driving more.but mark rosekind - head of the national highway transportatio n safety administration - says that doesn't fully explain the new spike in deaths.(sot- mark rosekind/ nhtsa administrator) "while vehicle miles might be part of it, it's barely half of it so we have to figure out what else is going on." technology could be part of the solution.(nats)car companies have agreed to make auto braking standard in virtually all vehicles by 2022. and self driving cars could reduce human error down the road.but debbie hersman from the national safety council says - with deaths every day - answers need to be found now. (sot-debbie hersman/president, national safety council)"100 fatalities a day is the equivalent of 2 regional jets crashing, every day, that would be 14 plane crashes a week."the coalition will meet over the coming months and devise a plan to make us roads safer. kris van cleave, cbs news, arlington, virginia. if you're just getting up, good morning -- it's now right now it's degrees in coming up next...the important reason one plane had to be
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off.you're watching c-b-s 2 this morning -- covering the
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right now on cbs 2 this morning...the last few roads to open back up after the 2016 floods. the permanent steps cedar rapids is the last few rows open after the 2016 floods.>> the permanent steps cedar rapids is

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