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seeming to glorify the columbine shooters and other mass shootings is concerning some parents. it really has. multiple people have shown us a linked account on youtube and a gaming site called steam. they say that profile belongs to the jefferson student. police are checking things out and haven't confirmed anything yet. but, the content we're about to show you might be unsettling to some. jefferson, this video was published on youtube. it's two minutes of students walking through the crowded halls of that high school. totally innocuous by itself, but when you see what else the user uploaded things get scary. nat game you're looking at video game simulations of actual school shootings and mass murders. the profile picture, an image of the virginia tech shooter, cho seung-hui on the connected steam account, the user appears to
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one of them at a school. all of this stuff online has some jefferson parents worried a mass shooting was being planned, perhaps involving multiple shooters who still want to carry it out. "i'm very worried. i'm worried to the point that i'm about to pull my son out of this school until we know that our children are safe." monday afternoon, police released a statement to ease the community's concerns. they said, after talking with students and monitoring social media, authorities don't believe anyone else was involved in friday's incident. they sy evidence of a credible threat against the school, staff or students. additional officers were at the school monday to reassure people. nat game though fletcher wishes she'd heard something sooner, she said the info from authorities has her feeling a little safer. anyone with additional information is still being asked to contact authorities. you can reach them at this number on your screen: 319-286-5400.
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we want to once again remind you that there is help out there for people who are thinking of suicide. call the national suicide prevention hotline which is available 24 hours a da, 800-273-talk, or 8255. linn county has now become the second county in iowa to boost the state minimum wage. linn county supervisors voted for a third and final time to increase the minimum wage in the county by one dollar an hour january 1st. one dollar increases would then come in january 2018 and 2019. the county's minimum wage would top out at $10.25 an hour. the question now is will city
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pass an ordinance of their own? "it doesn't go into effect until january so communities have until then to decide what to do with their minimum wage" some communities are beginning to start those discussions. central city's council will put a minimum wage discussion on the agenda next week and the city council in ely is talking about it tonight. but no community, large or small, has taken a stand on the issue yet. a new poll just out today gives republican trump a slight lead over democrat hillary clinton. simpson college and raba research released their first ever poll together today. raba stands for red america, blue america. trump gathered 43 percent support among iowans while clinton gets 42 percent. but the margin of error is three percent. so it's a statistical tie. meteorologist joe winters joins us now with our first alert forecast. joe, after a beautiful day,
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signals the approach of a cold front from the west. overnight showers and storms develop and stick with us. tuesday features scattered showers and storms continuing while wednesday and thursday are looking good. by thursday night clouds thicken once again with the next rain chance ahead for friday. once again we will need to watch closely to see if any friday night light football games are impacted by rain. have a the night. wind: s 5-15 low: 63 tomorrow: mostly cloudy with scattered showers and a few storms. wind: w 5-10. high: 73 alo: 70 back to you. the washington streetscape project in iowa city is taking a step forward. the city has opened one, westbound lane of traffic. that's in the 100 block of washington street. the washington street project is part of the larger
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underground infrastructure and giving the street an updated, fresh look. all of the businesses along washington street have been open throughout this project. the washington streetscape project is expected to be completed later this fall. johnson county is getting closer to tripling its production of clean energy. workers have already installed an array of solar panels on the roof of the county's health and human services building. and now they're working to get a set of solar panels up next to the county administration building. the county's sustainability coordi displays will produce more than 300-thousand kilowatt hours of electricity each year. a waterloo blood drive to honor the victims of 9/11 exceeded organizers' expectations today. the waterloo fire and rescue sponsored the blood drive at their headquarters from noon to six. american red cross had 50 people scheduled to donate. but by two o'clock, there had already been 25 walk- ins who were eager to give. mike
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was a great way to honor the victims and first responders. "this is a great way to help us to never forget what happened that day. that was a tragic, terrible day but something like this is a good way to remember it, people giving back. " the chief himself was scheduled to donate blood, along with his wife and son. after the drive, blood will be tested and then sent to hospitals both nationally and locally. college and n-f-l games are in full swing right no iowa are getting involved in some sort of fantasy football league. but right now betting money in this type of league is illegal in iowa. kcrg-tv9's phil reed joins us in the studio. phil, some iowa legislators are trying to change this? a bill will be introduced in january when the legislature returns to session. it will make fantasy sports betting legal. we're talking about websites such as draftkings and fan duel where you select a team of players from across the league and place
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else's team. it's similar to a bill that passed in the senate last session, but failed in the house. but state senator jeff danielson says this time around, you would have to be 21 to play. and the racing and gaming department will regulate it. sports betting sites would have to pay a fee to operate in iowa under state law, your winnings would be taxed if its more than 1200 dollars. but danielson claims it's not about the money. i think it's an idea whose time has come. we should've done it yesterday. we are one of only six states in the country that sports" if it passes this time around, it would go into effect next july. tonight at 10, hear opinions on the proposal from local sports fans. a coralville parrot put one man through a lot of pain and heartache when she flew away. but thanks to some kind neighbors, sunnybird is now safe and sound. stay with
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and the police for catching his lost parrot. marvin fussell says he lost his parrot last week. the bird, named sunnybird, disappeared last week after marvin let it outside to get some fresh air. marvin says he frequently lets sunnybird outside and she never flys away. after 36 hours away from home marvin says he assumed a hawk had
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animal shelter after a group of neighbors trapped her and called police. "eventually sunny bird flew into the house at the address where the officer got her, and she closed the garage door so that sunny bird couldn't get away. " sunnybird did suffer injure her leg in the ordeal, but she should recover fully. as we start having some cooler, fall-like days, some people are getting in the mood to buy m but after a wet summer, farmers are having trouble keeping their pumpkins dry. they faced the same problem last year after heavy rain. about half of the pumpkin crop in buffalo, iowa was lost in the past few months. "we cut the stems on all the big pumpikns so that people can just go and pick them up and we have to set them up. this year we have to set them up straight because they have dirt on the bottom and consequently if they are not set up straight they will rot."
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still expects to have enough pumpkins to last them through the fall. that's because it plans to import crops to make up for the loss. the hawkeye's running backs really helped push them to victory this weekend in the cyhawk game. and we'll show you some of the biggest and best catches in this week's edition of big ol' fish. stay with your 24 hour news
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an increase in clouds tonight signals the approach of a cold front from the we overnight showers and storms develop and stick with us. tuesday features scattered showers and storms continuing while wednesday and thursday are thursday night clouds thicken once again with the next rain chance ahead for friday. once again we will need to watch closely to see if any friday night
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cloudy. showers move in late in the night. wind: s 5-15 low: 63 tomorrow: mostly cloudy with scattered showers and a few storms. wind: w 5-10. high: 73 alo: 70 tom. night: chance of showers, mainly early. wind: n 5-10. low: 54 alo: 51 wednesday: mostly sunny and pleasant. high: 72 low: 54 thursday: partly sunny. high: 74 low: 55 friday: showers and storms low: 61 sunday: partly cloudy. high: 76 low: 55 monday: mostly sunny. high: 78 low: 53 tuesday: chance of showers. high: 76 low: 56 thanks, joe. t-v nine's scott saville joins
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scott, what's coming up on "on iowa live?" for on iowa live, our guests include the voice of the hawkeyes gary dolphin, former hawkeye hap peterson, pat harty from allhawkeyes.c om, scott doctherman from the land of 10 and the
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minutes over on kcrg 9.2. we will have the voice of the hawkeyes gary dophin on along with hap peterson and we have plenty to talk about.. the iowa offense with another balanced attack in the 42-3 win over iowa state. it all starts up front with the iowa running game and akrum wadley
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punch and they did it with a new starting center.. former dubuque senior basketball standout lucas legrand stepped in for the injured james daniels and helped paved the way for 435 yards of total offense. and i'll starts with the offense line none of that is possible if you don't have a good offensive line because tou wound have time to throw the ball or run. a lot of skill guys that are play makers it really nice to have as a quarterback it all starts with the offensive line. what did you think if lucas? he stepped in not expecting to play until a couple days ago and he stepped in and a great job. job and that's all we can ask for a guy like that he hasn't had much game playing time and especially starting like that he did a great job. the last couple weeks he really practiced well and so you never want to lose a player certainly but he did a really nice job his teammates all supported him and did a really nice job
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second round of the mvc mississippi division golf tournament and checkout the long par putt by tyler breitbach on 9 kerplunk. and these guys have some touch look at this approach sam martin of xavier from the cart path on 6. sticks it right next to the cup to save par. and how bout kyle spense of iowa city west chipping down hill on 8 stops right in front of the cup for a tap in par. and they did this all day long.. zach kamentz of wah andrew wood of linn-mar had a birdie putt on 7 and he comes up just short.. but taps in for par. wood fired an 80 today.. and after two rounds of three... linn mar leads the team race by 8 shots over xavier. wahlert is third and west fourth.. nile happel of jeff and drew brandal of linn mar were co-medalist today with 75.. the kernels season is on the line tonight at clinton in the third and deciding game of their
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championship series with the lumberkings. i will have highlights tonight at 10:00. and finally it's monday time for another edition of john's big ole fish. never acuse klayton rompot of dogging it but that is a dogfish. lily rompot was also fishing with grandpa. the weather was awful but the fishing was good for adam colbeck. cooper frank is all smiles after some farm pond fishing. griffin frank also hauling in some lunkers. batting 6th is josie hintz and found the big ones few and far between at diamond lake. now it is eva vogt with her bullhead. josh warder worked a fishing boat out of seward and this is a 75 pound halibut. and amelia bockoven nailed the old stick fish, then the big one hit. with all my fishing friends, this is john campbell
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signals the approach of a cold front from the west. overnight showers and storms develop and stick with us. tuesday features scattered showers and storms continuing while wednesday and thursday are looking good. by thursday night clouds thicken once again with the next rain chance ahead for friday. once again we will need to watch closely to see if any friday night light football games are impacted by rain. have a goodnight. tonight: mostly cloudy. showers move in late in the night. wind: s 5-15 low: 63 tomorrow: mostly cloudy with scattered showers and a few storms. wind: w 5-10. high: 73 alo: 70 thanks joe. thanks for joining us for kcrg-tv9 news at 6. we hope you'll be with us again
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evening.
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hello, i'm dr. sheldon cooper. welcome to sheldon cooper presents: fun with flags. before we get started, i'd like to announce the winner of our design your own flag competition. but i can't. the only entry was from gameygamer75, and i know that was a jpeg of your buttocks. now this week we have a very special episode where we explore the flags and to help me, i'm pleased to introduce internet personality, former star of star trek: the next generation, and the only guy i know lucky enough to be immortalized in 1/16 scale-- set phasers to "fun"... ...for my friend, wil wheaton. hi, sheldon. thanks for having me. i'm happy to be here. cut.

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