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council didn't violate any rules. a company is counting down the minutes to finish some free websites. that story is coming up in a few minutes. good friday morning! its 430 on october 23th. here is a live look at first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a pretty wet day all across the area. showers will move in by mid-morning and be scattered about the area for most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening hours, with a few thunderstorms also possible at that time. overall rainfall amounts with this system will generally be in the quarter to half inch range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday time period.
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one person is dead and two others are hurt this morning from a shooting on a tennessee college campus. it happened at tennessee state university in nashville, where police say two men may have been gambling. they say the person who died was not a student. authorities have not said if they found the shooter. just over a week ago, three people were hurt in a shooting across the street from the same college. dubuque wants to make the city safer. so far this year, police say they've taken nearly 30 reports of gunfire. so a non-profit organization looked for help from someone across the pond.
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the group invited an officer who works in the scottish violence reduction unit to talk about making the city safer. the scottish government says last year, it recorded its lowest level of crime in 40 years. many credit the low rate to some of the toughest gun control laws in the world. it includes filling out extensive paperwork... ... and proving to police that the potential gun owner isn't a danger to society. graham goulden spoke to about 150 people at the five flags theatre in dubuque last night. he talked about the abuse or neglect many young people often feel before turning to criminal activity in later years. goulden's message centered around young people. he says adults should mentor them and especially teenage boys, so they don't decide crime is where they fit in. "sot:36:30 we have law enforcement and they have a clear role but we'll never police away all violence. we need to get people to show some compassion in their communities, to get people to act, to intervene, not just for law enforcement but to challenge their friends,
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difficult few weeks in dubuque. the region was horrified over the rape and killing of 66-year-old nancy krapfl in early september. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. four family members involved in an armed bank robbery in martelle will spend at least a decade in prison. a judge sentenced brothers shiloh and andrew palmer to 12 years in federal prison. they went into exchange state bank in april with shotguns and demanded money. they left with more than 33- thousand dollars. their sister elizabeth olinger and her husband peter provided getaway cars in the robbery. prosecutors also said it was elizabeth's idea to rob the bank. she received the longest sentence at 16 years. peter's sentence is 10 years. during the sentencing, a judge called the plan 'more sophisticated than usual' robberies. in this case, the brothers left the bank in a getaway car that elizabeth olinger was driving. the three met up with peter, where they burned the first getaway car and switched
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to another car. deputies arrested the four hours later during a traffic stop. an "energy extravaganza" is set for tomorrow in decorah. it's part of one group's effort to increase solar energy use throughout winneshiek county. the public can tour ten homes that use solar power during the event. winneshiek energy district's goal is to educate people about costs and benefits of clean energy. according to one organizer, tax incentives set to expire in 20-17 and decreasing costs mean now is the right time to invest in solar panels. he says reducing gas and traditional electricity use would also boost local economies. 17:14:22 "to the degree we can plug those leaks in the economy, and keep those dollars churning here, that's economic development, that's jobs. our goal is 100 percent local energy and renewable energy by mid-century."
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if you'd like more information on the energy event, look for this story on kcrg dot com. students in the dubuque school district now have a harder time sending selfies through the social media app snapchat. the district blocked the app from its wi-fi network on wednesday. administrators say snap chat is distracting at school. they say it wasn't one specific incident that caused them to block the app. the school district says snapchat has no educational value, unlike other social media sites. "the way we balance that there's a lot of educational value that twitter offers as well. there's a lot of professional learning that happens on twitter. " students can still access snapchat using their own data plans. other school diricts also block snapchat, including western dubuque. waterloo schools block some social media sites, but not snap chat. the university of iowa is preparing to ask students about their experiences with sexual assault and misconduct. starting monday, the university will offer an online survey to more than
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32-thousand undergraduat students. the school wants to learn how many students have experienced sexual assault or misconduct. they also want to know what improvements students think are needed. u-i officials say the survey goes beyond just sexual assault. "it's going to provide us baseline data on the incidents of sexual assault, sexual harrassment, dating violence and stalking, and that kind of data is very valuable for tracking how well our programs are working." the survey is optional to anonymous. the chauncey tower development in iowa city is back on track after a judge dismissed a lawsuit over the project. the trinity episcopal church filed the lawsuit, trying to stop the 15-story building from going up on the corner of gilbert and college streets. plans call for the tower to house dozens of apartments, a hotel, offices, a movie theatre, and a bowling alley. the lawsuit claimed city council violated the city's comprehensiv e plan when it approved
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rezoning for the building earlier this year. the comprehensiv e plan calls for transition areas between downtown and nearby neighborhoods. but the judge said he found nothing in the plan to prevent rezoning for the chauncey project. we're getting our first look at potential plans for an iowa city park that has flooded the last two years. people reviewed renderings and provided feedback of lower city park last night. potential plans include a new festival lawn and stage, as well as new playground. one design would relocate baseball and softball fields in addition to tennis courts. city officials are reviewing how people use the park because it flooded last year - and the year before. the park had been under water for weeks, forcing events to move to other locations for much of the summer. and people in cedar rapids will have access to a new park on the southwest side. 300-thousand dollars in resource enhancement and protection or reap funds are helping
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wilson avenue southwest. that's not too far from van buren elementary school. the deficient in green space for the public to use. the plan includes trails, native prairie, playscape. "it's an exciting thing. it's a rare piece of property. and i think there are a lot of people in that would benefit once it's done." after the city purchases the property, it will take five to seven years to develop. dubuque also received a reap grant of 200-thousand dollars that it will use for an environmental restoration project at eagle point park. just minutes afte into their 7th inning stretch. staff at the cedar rapids based software company geonetric have until 8 to finish up one of their largest goodwill campaigns. since 8 yesterday morning, some of the 70 employees at geonetric have been designing free websites for area nonprofits.
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in the event's fourth year, the company has taken on more web designs than ever before. they're hoping to finish eight websites. tv-9's forrest saunders is live at geonetric this morning. forrest, do they think they'll reach their goal? geonetric is a software company
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websites for hospitals around the country. the cedar rapids-based company employs more than 70 creative and talented individuals. named to the inc. 5000 list for seven consecutive years and a two-time recipient of the alfred p. sloan award for excellence in workplace effectiveness, geonetric is continuously recognized for its exceptional work environment. in addition to the company's efforts in advancing the healthcare technology industry, geonetric is also focused on improving the cedar rapids community. this year the winners are tanager place, save cr heritage, families helping families of iowa, inc., olivet neighborhood mission, future city competition, linn county sleep out, millhiser smith foundation and parent education consortium. ey learned their organizaoll receive new websites, built for free by the exr 'll check back in with thegroup in our next half hour, cross your fingers that they can get it all done. tv-9's forrest saunders. thanks a lot. former secretary of state hillary clinton also had a marathon event.
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she spent 11 hours yesterday with the house select committee which is investigating the 2012 benghazi attack in libya. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning!
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showers will move in by mid-morning and be scattered about the area for most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening
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also rainfall amounts with this system will generally be in the quarter to half inch range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday time period. have a great weekend! thanks kaj. plan on a pretty wet day all across the area. showers will move in by mid-morning and be scattered about the area for most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening hours, with a few thunderstorms also possible at that time. overall rainfall amounts with this system will generally be
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weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday time period. have a great weekend! thanks kaj. plan on a pretty wet day all across the area. showers will move in by mid-morning and be scattered about the area for most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening hours, with a few thunderstorms also possible at that time. overall rainfall amounts with this system will generally be in the quarter to half inch range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday time period. have a great
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weekend!
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up their prices on a drug used to fight aids and cancer. while the government investigates, another company is introducing a similar drug at a much cheaper price. that's coming
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a blockbuster day on capitol hill...former secretary of state hillary clinton facing a tough questions about the 2012 attack in benghaizi that left four americans dead, including the us ambassador to libya. republicans say they're trying to get to the truth....democrats call it a political witchhunt. abc's karen travers has all the details from washington. it was a marathon day?.hillary clinton on the hot seat for over 8 hours.... the entire hearing lasted 11 hours.
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gowdy telling clinton - the investigation is not about her this investigation is about four people who were killed representing our country on foreign soil. it is about what happened before, during and after the attacks that killed them but democrats had a different take this abusive effort to derail secretary clinton's presidential campaign. republicans released a never before seen email that clinton wrote the night of the attack, addressed to diane reynolds - the name she used for emails to her daughter chelsea. "two of our officers were killed in benghazi by an al qaeda-like group," she wrote. but that's a different position than the one the obama administration took immediately after the attack, saying it was a protest over an anti-islamic video that grew violent. gop lawmakers also focused on requests for increased security in libya - and the state department response. you had two ambassadors that
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made several, several requests and here is basically what happened to their requests. they were torn up.well, that's just not true congressman. throughout the long hearing, clinton was cool, deliberate - not taking any political bait from republicans. o/c close: once again, clinton took responsibility for what happened 3 years ago?she got emotional when she said how much sleep she's lost, racking her brain about what more could have been to protect those four americans. kt abc news washington. now for a quick check on your weather with meteorologist kaj
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stay with tv9. it's . now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... plan on a pretty wet day all across the area. showers will move in by mid-morning and be scattered about the area for most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening hours, with a few thunderstorms also possible at that time. overall rainfall amounts with this system will generally be in the quarter to half inch range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday time period. have a great weekend! abc's phillip mena and reena good morning. topping "america's money" -- gnc fighting back. >> the dietary supplement supplier is being sued by the state of oregon accused of selling supplements of being natural. >> luke: did company says any of those products have been pulled
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