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have a great thursday.reat thursday.you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is ??? . iowans using medicaid have until the end of the day to sign up with the new system. and one mom with nearly a dozen kids says this plan isn't going to work. police have released a new dash cam video showing a shooting between an officer and man leading police on a chase. dozens of firefighters are honoring one of their own - with every detail down to the truck they used remembered his life. good thursday morning! its 430 on december 17th. here is a live look at city cam. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... today won't be quite as windy, though the clouds will stick around most of the day. temperatures will barely move and should stay pretty steady in the lower 30s today. this, in combination with northwest wind of 10-20 mph, should
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for the entire day. friday still looks to be the coolest day with upper 20s to lower 30s common. a warming trend will be felt this weekend with highs on saturday into the middle 30s, with middle and even upper 40s likely on sunday afternoon. as early as sunday evening, some showers will be possible, which should last into early monday morning. next week remains unsettled with periodic rain chances and highs generally into the 40s. today: mostly cloudy high: 30-36 winds: nw 10-20 alo: 31 dbq: 30 iow: 33---------------------- ---------------------------- tonight: partly cloudy low: 18-24 winds: w 5-15 alo: 19 dbq: 19 iow: 21---------------------- medicaid users - you have until the end of the day to choose a new plan. it's part of the state's switch to a privatized system on january first. but some people currently enrolled say the change is too rushed and the timeline doesn't make sense. including this cedar rapids family, who adopted eleven special needs children. their mom, karen muters , says several of her children's providers
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managed care organizations, or mco's. that's because new changes mean providers have through march to sign those contracts and still get paid for services. for the muters family, choosing an mco, without knowing where her doctors will go creates care problems. 23:01 "being an older parents now and still having younger children, that is a big concern. who is going to care for them if something happens to us? who else can do this? how are we going to educate someone quickly and help them know what his needs are." medicaid beneficiaries are able to change their mco choice for any reason within 90 days of today's deadline. people are getting more time to sign up for obamacare. due to high demand, the deadline to get health insurance under the affordable care act is now 2 a-m friday.
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the days leading to the original deadline. that was yesterday morning. car driving, hands up, gun shots this police dash-cam video shows the cedar rapids officer- involved shooting of kyle orth earlier this year. the shooting happened at the end of an early morning chase in which police say orth was driving recklessly. kcrg-tv9's bruce aune walks us through the chase and shooting with video from a police vehicle dash cam. it was about two a-m on march 29th when police spotted a bmw moving recklessly and speeding on a avenue northeast. when police tried to pull him over, orth drove off... that led to th pursuit. here this police squad car backs up to pull into an alley between center point road and daniels street northeast where you see the b-m-w speeding
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crashes into a utility pole... you can hear police officers yelling. "hey, put your hands up. put your hands up." but the car lurches forward... right at the officers who start shooting. "gunshots" the officers pull the wounded orth from the car and take him to the ground where they cuff him. all the while orth is yelling back at police in disbelief. "why did i get shot? i didn't try to run anybody over!" orth received treatment for non-life threatening gunshot wounds. orth later admitted he was intoxicated that night. a female passenger in the car also was injured, but not seriously. kcrg-tv9's bruce aune with that report. orth accepted a plea deal earlier this month on charges of drunk driving and attempting to elude. he also pleaded no contest to interference with intent to inflict injury. a judge sentenced him to 180 days in jail and three years probation. the officers
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shots were found to be justified in using deadly force. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. the iowa attorney general's office says a waterloo officer was justified in shooting at a man last month. the iowa division of criminal investigation says police were trying to arrest brandon seeley for meth possession. police say he led them on a high speed chase and when a waterloo officer got out of his car, seeley drove directly at him. that's when the officer shot at him. seeley drove away and officers later arrested him at his girlfriend's house. he faces drug possession, eluding and assault charges. the attorney general's office is withholding the name of the officer because of his position with the tri-county drug task force. benton county authorities have a person in custody this morning after a multi county chase. authorities tried to get to the driver a couple miles west of atkins. that was at 69th street and 30th avenue at about 12:10 this morning. that started a chase that led them into linn county.
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authorities caught the driver at 18th street and 33rd avenue. no one was hurt. two 18-year-olds are facing felony charges after an armed robbery in dubuque. brandon finley and quan jackson of milwaukee are accused of robbing a man at gunpoint at his apartment. the man wasn't hurt, but police say the suspects took his wallet and cell phone. police later arrested the two on a first-degree robbery charge at a residence hall on the university of dubuque campus. the robbery happened around 1:45 yesterday morning at an apartment on 25-45 dodge street. police think a third person was likely involved. but, say the person does not pose an immediate danger to the public. a couple of key republican presidential candidates will make campaign stops in eastern iowa today. this follows the final debate of the year for the 14 gop candidates. doctor ben carson is one of those candidates visiting the state. this morning, he will stop in
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event at 9. then he'll head to mason city and spencer for events later today. the latest abc news/ washington post poll shows carson in 4th place with 12 percent support. meanwhile, senator marco rubio is ahead of carson in that poll with 12 point 6 percent support. he is also in eastern iowa today. rubio will talk to voters in muscatine at 11. then he will go to a meet and greet event in knoxville. donald trump also has a visit planned this weekend. that means the top 4 republican candidates followed up their debate performance with a trip to iowa except ted cruz. carly fiorina, john kasich, and mike huckabee also plan to be here this weekend. they all have less than 3 percent support. democratic presidential frontrunner hillary clinton is critizing donald trump's plan to ban muslim visitors from the country. 1:30-1:40 "basically accusing one and half billion people of beinig terrorists, which is kind of the under current of what is
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clinton told voters in iowa city yesterday she has a plan to stop isis without putting troops on the ground. she also stopped in mason city to appeal to voters there. some elementary school students in dubuque better understand elections. table mound elementary school wraps up its mock presidential convention today. the school has held the event for every presidential election since 1968. the first day of the two- day event included singing the national anthem and filling out ballots. " "we're hoping that they get a love for the political process and that they wanna maintain an interest in the future and not a particular candidate or a particular party, but just a love for the process and for what the means to be an american and that we have this choice and each person is valuable." " the mock presidential convention at table mound elementary had its first day yesterday. dozens of firefighters are honoring one of their own in mechanicsvill e. 51 year
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firefighter who died from an accident last friday while working on a car in his garage. sirens/horns of trucks coming into mechanicsville this long procession of fire trucks escorted cook to his funeral yesterday at the mechanicsville fire department. friends say cook had been a firefighter for three decades and was always the first to help people in the community. his family says one of his favorite sayings about life was, "it's all about creating memories." " next to his family, the next important thing was his community and the fire department. whether it was helping friends. two weeks ago someone said he stopped and helped me roof my house, he drove by and seen us out working and stopped the help." the truck that carried his casket was one he restored. more than a dozen fire departments took part in yesterday's ceremony, including cedar rapids. the eventual closure of the sheltered workshop at options of linn county has led
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options for people with disabilities. a federal rule change means options will phase out the sheltered workshop program sometime next year. many of the people who worked in it have switched to a day habilitation program that includes opportunities for volunteerism. one small group recently helped repair books that police will give to kids. "and i think the skills people are using in this capacity really keep those work skills available...people do eventually want to work again and have those skills available to them. " linn county has made arrangements with 25 different community nonprofits to provide volunteer jobs for the former workshop participants. for the first time in a few years the federal reserve is raising interest rates. it will affect your house payments, car payments, and even credit card statements. but it's not all bad. but right now, here's a look at
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will stick around most of the day. temperatures will barely move and should stay pretty steady in the lower 30s today. this, in combination with northwest wind of 10-20 mph, should
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friday still looks to be the coolest day with upper 20s to lower 30s common. a warming trend will be felt this weekend with highs on saturday into the middle 30s, with middle and even upper 40s likely on sunday afternoon. as early as sunday evening, some showers will be possible, which should last into early monday morning. next week remains unsettled with periodic rain chances and highs generally into the 40s. today: mostly cloudy high: 30-36 winds: nw 10-20 alo: 31 dbq: 30 iow: 33---------------------- ---------------------------- tonight: partly cloudy low: 18-24 winds: w 5-15 alo: 19 dbq: 19 iow: 21---------------------- ---------------------------- tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 27-33 winds: w 15-25 alo: 30 dbq: 29
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---------------------------- tomorrow night: clearing & cool low: 15-21 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 14 dbq: 15 iow: 18 thanks kaj. today won't be quite as windy, though the clouds will stick around most of the day. temperatures will barely move and should stay pretty steady in the lower 30s today. this, in combination with northwest wind of 10-20 mph, should create wind chills in the 20s for the entire day. friday still looks to be the coolest day with upper 20s to lower 30s common. a warming trend will be felt this weekend with highs on
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cedar rapids high school students are getting into the spirit of giving this holiday season. jefferson high school hosted its fourth annual holiday dinner last night,
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1:12:07 --- holiday music the people attending the dinner in the school cafeteria enjoyed turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green bean casserole. the jefferson student council organized the event with the help from other student groups, including the choir. several area restaurants and organizations donated food and other items for the dinner. as thousands of star wars fans head to the theaters tonight to see the new release, the company that made one of the toy replicas from the movie is making millions. that's coming up in today's
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interest rates are higher this morning for the first time in nearly a decade. the federal reserve made the decision for the rate hike yesterday. abc's stephanie ramos has more on what the move means for your wallet. do you have a credit card? a car loan? mortgages?
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announcing the federal reserve is upping interest rates from a record low of zero to one quarter of a percent. and while it may be a good sign for the economy? sot yellen: "....the federal funds rate was held near zero to support the recovery of the economy from the worst financial crisis and recession since the great depression." ..it may not be good for your wallet rates have been kept low in order to stimulate the economy ... yellen says this raise shows progress... toward restoring jobs and raising the incomes....of millions of americans. but? everything from your credit cards, to new car loans or mortgages, will be a little will be slow. sot chris rugaber, ap economics writer:"some banks have already raised the prime rate one to two billing cycles..to be exact..if you have credit cards with variable rates.. for new mortgages? small changes - with a big impact. on a $200k house? a fixed rate mortgage at 4% will cost you $955/month. but if the rate
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percent, that payment rises to $984?costing you $11,000 more over the life of the loan. the economic recovery has come a long way...but it isn't completely over. sot: francis lun, chief chief executive officer of geo securities: "we expect the federal reserve will not raise interest rates again in the near future at least not for the next six months." tag: this is a huge improvement for the economy. and if you're a saver?.withthi s rate increase you'll begin to earn more on those cd's and money accounts.. stephanie ramos abc news washington now for a quick check on your weather with meteorologist kaj o'mara.
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now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... today won't be quite as windy, though the clouds will stick around most of the day. temperatures will barely move and should stay pretty steady in the lower 30s today. this, in combination with northwest wind of 10-20 mph, should create wind chills in the 20s for the entire day. friday still looks to be the coolest day with upper 20s to lower 30s common. a warming trend will be felt this weekend with highs on saturday into the middle 30s, with middle and even upper 40s likely on sunday afternoon. as early as sunday evening, some showers will be possible, which should last into early monday morning. next week remains unsettled with periodic rain chances and highs generally into the 40s. today: mostly cloudy high: 30-36 winds: nw 10-20 alo: 31 dbq: 30 iow: 33---------------------- ---------------------------- tonight: partly cloudy low: 18-24 winds: w 5-15 alo: 19 dbq: 19 iow: 21---------------------- ---------------------------- tomorrow: partly cloudy hig -33 hey, there.
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topping "america's money" -- the interest rate on your credit card may soon be going up. >> that's after the fed's decision to raise rates. mortgages are going up too. just a quarter% could increase your payment from $955 to $984 a month. an extra $11,000 over the life of the loan. a deal reached to restore regular lairly scheduled flights between the u.s. and cuba. >> it's unclear when those will start. a happy coincidence for sphero. they had been making remote controlled balls years before bb-8. >> the result is nottest new toy of the season. >> and trust us. these are the wars reference and knowledge.
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