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have a great monday, everyone.y, from your 24 hour news source, this is ??? . a prayer service for cedar rapids police got the attention of a group also promoting the separation of church and state. search for a shooter. saint louis police are looking for the person who ambushed a police officer, shooting him in the face. hy-vee heroes. two iowa men are being honored for saving their neighbor from he good monday morning! it's 4:30 on november 21st. here's a live look at the
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kaj... plan on a cool monday with mostly sunny sky and light southeast wind. if you are looking for a day to get lights up this week...this may be it. rain moves in tomorrow and lasts through at least the lunch hour on wednesday . rainfall totals out of this tuesday-wednesday system look to be around a half inch in most areas. nothing strong or severe is expected, though a few storms cannot fully be discounted. on thanksgiving, we continue to forecast a seasonal day with highs in the 40s. it does appear we are in line for lots of clouds at the absolute minimum on thanksgiving. late thursday night into friday morning a weak wave of low pressure looks to move through. while this is fast moving, it may create a dusting of snow, and is something early morning shoppers should be aware of.today: mostly sunny 5-15. high: 42 tonight: mostlyc: showers likely, especially in the afternoon. eezy. wind: se 15-25. hi: tom. . wind: se 12 low: 39 thanks kaj. veral churches in the cedar rapids ar are praying for law enforcement. they hope the officers are safe and accountable. the prayer service itself came with controversy. more than 100 people from several churches
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yesterday afternoon. the pastors read various scriptures dealing with interpretations of the law and service. those at the prayer service say they wanted to show law enforcement they also support law enforcement. ""we're not here to protest were here to have dialogue with them and put some faith and ethics into them so they can make better decisions in their day to day difficult jobs " on friday, a wisconsin- based group, freedom from religion foundation, sent this letter to c-r- event could violate the constitution's guarantee of the separation of church and state. the letter says, quote, "police officers and staff may not be present at religious events in their official capacity and may not appear in uniform." local law enforcement has disputed part of that claim, saying officers can wear uniforms. but they will not be paid if they choose to attend. still, some people says that's not how the event was first advertised. " 29:54, "this appeared like this was going to be an officially sponsored event by
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becomes problematic because of the separation of church and state " the prayer service organizers plan to still meet with local law enforcement agencies in the coming months. they hope to include other faiths and organizations. a st. louis police sergeant is in critical condition this morning after someone shot him shot twice in the face. officials say the suspect attacked the 46-year-old officer yesterday evening. they and doctors expect him to survive. the city's police chief says the officer was not involved in a call or a traffic stop. " this officer was driving down the road and he was ambushed by an individual who pointed a gun at him from inside of his car and shot at the police officer's window." " the suspect got away. helicopters, swat teams and police officers are searching the south st. louis neighborhood where the shooting happened. hands up don't shoot this chant was part of a march
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injustice. more than a hundred people walked through dubuque yesterday. the mostly white group was protesting police brutality against black people. some said an open dialogue about racial issues in the u-s is a start to addressing the problem. "there's a large percent of white americans that understand that all lives do matter. and right now we're currently concentrating on black lives and that's what the march is for. to recognize that we do understand that all lives matter, but today in america black lives are suffering greatly." others said they were there to protest what they call hateful comments against minorities from president-elect donald trump. the pre-trial conference for a former washington high school substitute teacher is today. mary beth haglin is charged with sexual exploitation. a week from today, she will go to trial in tama county. a cedar rapids judge approved a change of venue. haglin's lawyer says the news coverage of the case would
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haglin admitted to having a relationship with a student in several t-v interviews. authorities have since increased her charge to a felony. today, the dubuque community school district is reviewing a book that some parents say contains obscene material. "the perks of being a wallflower" is required reading for students in one class at hempstead high school. the parents say the book's "graphic sex scenes" and depictions of drugs and alcohol use surprised them. tonight during an open meeting, a committee will discuss the use of the book. the forum on 2300 chaney road. five kids face charges for carrying weapons. iowa city police took three dozen reports of damage from b-b guns. police say the juveniles confessed after officers questioned them saturday night. over the past several days, people on the east and southeast parts of town have reported damaged to homes and vehicles. at least one person was shot with a b-b gun. authorities say that person is ok. waterloo investigators say they are going to re-
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one was arrested. officials say the 45 year old died earlier this year from complications related to his gunshot wounds. waterloo police say they've now reclassified the case from an assault to a homicide. they also plan to talk with witnesses to identify potential leads. so far, police haven't made any arrests in this case. this friday, the hawkeyes and nebraska cornhuskers will be rivals on the football field. several days before kickoff, fans from the two schools are teaming up for veteran suicide awareness. last year, the university of iowa veterans association spent about a week on a ruck walk, marching 280 miles from minneapolis to iowa city. this year, the group is working with a nebraska veterans student organization to march from lincoln, nebraska to iowa city. that's about 344 miles. more than 200 volunteers will carry the game ball plus 22 pounds of weight to represent the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day. "kind of provide an event where veterans and family members
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the state to do something and have a purpose. " the hawkeye volunteers with take the game ball today in menlo. they will then march it the rest of the way to kinnick stadium. the ruck walk will also support the group, operation engage america, which supports veteran resource fairs across the u-s. a decision to run toward danger has earned two iowa men the title of hy-vee heroes. each year during the iowa, red cross, and hy-vee honor a hero from each state. kcrg-tv nine's brea love tells us how these men are being honored for their courage. brea? chris and nicole, this saturday, ken blazek and brock staley will receive that honor for saving their neighbors life after her house exploded. june 27 started out as a typical day for these two. but that changed, within a matter of moments. "46:14all of sudden whom we just heard the great big explosion, i'm going a train just derailed or something just blew." "41:57i heard a lot of air going through the leaves of the
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the alley. then i rushed a little bit sooner and i could definitely see it." they both took off running toward their 64 year old neighbor diane barnes' home. staley grabbed two fire extinguishers, and blazek grabbed a wrench. actually hear the gas, and since i just mowed a half hour before, i actually knew where the shut off was for the gas line, so i knew i had to shut the gas line off." "43:25there was no way we could fight anything, or be first responders for anything if we
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fighting experience. once the gas was off, he says that training kicked in. he fought as much of the fire inside as he could, and got barnes out. "48:46she wanted to go back and go get her shoes and her clothes on, and i said you have no time diane your house is gone." "48:57i picked her up, helped her up, we walked off got her out of the house across street. not more than 30 seconds later, the house was fully engulfed." she was taken to the hospital, and blazek and staley walked away with nothing more than a broken shoe. anymore, but the heroes say if they had to do it again they would. the heroes have a busy saturday ahead of they will start off with breakfast with the team, plenty of interviews, and end with the half-time ceremony. they're also being honored by the cedar rapids fire department this later next week. chris and nicole? a cedar rapids woman is getting a lot of support in her mission to feed students. we first told you about her tray it forward campaign. now, we check in to see how close she is to her
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but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning! it's ---. plan on a cool monday with
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are looking for a day to get lights up this
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through at least the lunch hour on wednesday . rainfall totals out of this tuesday-wednesday system look to be around a half inch in most areas. nothing strong or severe is expected, though a few storms cannot fully be discounted. on thanksgiving, we continue to highs in the 40s. it does appear we are in line for lots of clouds at the absolute minimum on thanksgiving. late thursday night into friday morning a weak wave of low pressure looks to move through. while this is fast moving, it may create a dusting of snow,
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of.today: mostly sunny with increasing clouds late. wind: se 5-15. high: 42 tonight: mostly cloudy. slight chance of a sprinkle of flurry late. wind: se 5-15. low: 32 tomorrow: showers likely, especially in the afternoon. breezy. wind: se 15-25. hig: 41 wind: se 10-20. low: 39 thanks kaj.
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decided not to serve students lunch if their account is in
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get every student fed. as of this morning, cassie gatewood's tray it forward campaign has raised $830 dollars. she says she wants schools to use the funds whenever a child is short lunch money. we're still accepting nominations for our annual "nine who care" program. t-v nine and our show you care sponsors will honor nine outstanding volunteers who've made a difference in their communities. to nominate someone, just go to kcrg dot com slash care. thanksgiving week is here. that means travel, cooking, shopping... for some, relatives - today's tech bytes, we have ways to make all three easier.
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"great day!" smiling and statesmanlike ?trump lined up more than 20 meetings in two days. using twitter to tease possible announcement s, he tweeted sunday general james "mad dog" matthis, a contender for secretary of defense, was very impressive. trump nat: "he is the real deal." the transition team promising to announce more picks soon, amid ongoing backlash over the five positions already filled. like national
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islam a cancer. pribus sot : raddatz: "is he in line with how president- elect trump views islam?" priebus: "well, i think so. i mean, look, phrasing can always be done differently but clearly there are some aspects of that faith that are problematic." also meeting with trump on sunday - former new york mayor rudy giuliani, new jersey governor chris christie, and former presidential candidate mitt romney, once a staunch critic of trump. romney sot: his promises are as worthless as a degree from trump university. the president- elect taking to twitter to address that very issue - trump university and friday's 2 cases against the now- closed school - "the only bad thing about winning the presidency is that i did not have the time to go through a long but winning trial on trump u. too bad!" what followed - three fiery tweets - calling the cast of "hamilton" rude, writing they harassed vice president-elect mike pence after friday night's show, and calling for an apology. but pence seeming to disagree with his boss. pence sot :"i wasn't offended by what was said." jn tag: one big announcement from the transition
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word that future first lady melania and her son barron won't be moving into the white house in january. we're learning they'll stay in new york through the spring to allow the 10 year old to finish the school year there. jn abc news washington. north dakota law enforcement used what appears to be water cannons on protesters construction site. the morton county sheriff's office estimates 400 demonstrator s tried to march on a state highway late last night. law enforcement stopped them and arrested at least 1 person. protesters insist the pipeline will hurt the environment and destroy some historic and sacred native american land. a brand of hummus is recalling some of its spreads today because of possible listeria contamination. sabra dipping company has issued a voluntarily recall for products made before november
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in the plant that makes hummus. the company is urging consumers to throw away any product with a "best before" date through january 23rd, 2017. now for a quick check on your weather with meteorologist kaj o'mara. stay with tv9. it's . now, one last look at this
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mostly sunny sky and light southeast wind. if you are looking for a day to get lights up this week...this may be it. rain moves in tomorrow and lasts through at least the lunch hour on wednesday . rainfall totals out of this tuesday-wednesday system look to be around a half inch in most areas. nothing strong or severe is expected, though a few storms cannot fully be discounted. on thanksgiving, we continue to forecast a seasonal day with highs in the 40s. it does appear we are in line for lots of clouds at the absolute minimum on thanksgiving. late thursday night into friday morning a weak wave of low pressure looks to move through. while eate a dusting ofnow, and ismet increasing clouds late. wind: se 15. high: 42 tonight: mostly oudy. slight chce of arinkle of: showers likely, especily in e a low: 39
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in today's "techbytes," how tech can help ease this week's travel cooking and shopping challenges. >> first, travel, gas buddi.com helps you find the cheapest gas. >> airport lounges that are free or have one-time fees and hotel tonight finds last minute deals on places to stay. >> need help cooking? with amazon's echo device, ask the assistant alexa to gui >> there are 60,000 recipes from popular websites, all recipes to choose from and if you tell alexa what you have on hand it will tell you what to make. >> as for shopping, walmart kicks off online deals this friday. one minute after midnight. >> last year more americans shopped online than in stores during black friday weekend. >> and those are your
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tart? um, shouldn't it be "spokes-crayon?" can somebody turn on the a/c? i'm melting here. ?air marker spraayer!!!? chemistry, baby! so i just hold this part and spraaaaaay... i'm okay. the holidays just got more surprising. you can find these great gifts and more in the crayola aisle. aaaaaah! each sold separately. but why miss out on this? it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury. the first place to stop and the best place to shop is kohl's black friday. shop online all week. get $24.99 toys $29.99 diamond and crystal earrings. and - stores open thursday at 6pm. plus everyone gets $15 kohl's cash
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early morning news. the cost of childcare. eastern iowa families are doing what they can to afford day care. heroes take the football field. two iowans are honored for their extraordinary acts. it's test-prep time. an eastern iowa company is combining study materials with technology for students' convenience. good monday morning! it's 5 o'clock on november 21st. here's a live look at the city cam.

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