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early morning news. overtime eligibility. a court ruling on extra pay will impact some workers from the united way of east central iowa. upset over insurance. some state employees say they're not happy with a new proposal from governor branstad. slow and steady recovery. a czech village store says it's reopen after the 2016 flood. good thursday morning! it's 5 o'clock on november 24th. here's a live look at the city cam. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... happy thanksgiving! plan on a cloudy one with temperatures only around 40
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around the midwest today. late tonight into friday, a weak system is still set to move across the region. some snow showers will probably accompany this, mainly between midnight and 6am, though little or no accumulation is expected anywhere. saturday continues to look good with highs well into the 40s. on sunday, our next area of low pressure arrives and it should generate some rainfall by afternoon as well as increasing wind. have a great thanksgiving!t oday: cloudy and cool. wind: w 5-10. high: 40 tonight: chance of flurries or light snow, mainly north. wind: se 5-10. low: 32 tomorrow: cloudy with flurries possible early, mainly north. wind: nw 5-15. cloudy. wind: w 5-10 low: 29 thanks kaj.
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for overtime pay is already having an effect in eastern iowa. that's despite a court injunction delaying the rule's implementatio n. the rule was supposed to start december first and require employers to pay overtime to salaried employees who make less than 47 thousand 476 dollars a year. that more than double the current salary but, tuesday, a federal court blocked it, pending legal challenges. 21 states are suing the labor department to block the regulation. some of the people impacted are at the united way of east central iowa. there, about a dozen from the roughly 30-person work force would qualify for the new overtime rule. officials said given the amount of prep time needed, they've already made some changes. they've put in place an electronic time-keeping system to better keep track of hours. even if the
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thinks it will stay with the change. " we've already made changes on the technology side to better track people's hours and things from a payroll perspective. for us, we've already spent the money and time to implement it. so, i think we'd go ahead and stick with it." fisher says, being a nonprofit, they keep a close eye on hours. he doesn't expect the change will cost the group much money in the long run. this morning, state employees in iowa aren't branstand's new insurance plan. on monday, the governor announced he wants to put all state employees under one large health insurance program. right now, every two years, individual unions negotiate their wages and coverage plans. but with republican majoritys running the statehouse, that may change. union representativ es say they're extremely unhappy with their future proposals. that includes what they call small wage increases and no specific health insurance plans.
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these folks shoes yet they want to make a decision on what health insurance plan to provide to their employees, based not on the beniefits provided but the cost." the proposals need to be finalized by the end of february. they'll take effect on july first next year. family members of three robbery suspects say their addiction to heroin could be tied to nearly 20 des moines area convenience store roer and sister, chris and shelly avery, faces charges in 17 robberies. they are three of five suspects police arrested yesterday. chris and shelly's mother says they used to be star athletes at east high school before getting hooked on opiods. hamilton's aunt says it started with pain pills. "this heroin has a hold of everybody and if it ain't killing them it's putting them in prison for stealing, doing
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20 years in prison some stores in the czech village and new bohemia area are taking longer than others to reopen. they had to evacuate because of the flood in september. the owner of rawson's daughter is spending her thanksgiving holiday scrambling to get her business back open. the vintage clothing store used to be at the corner of c street and 16th avenue. she says she decided to end her lease during the flood. a smaller shop down the street also decided to moving her business. "10:23:00;03at the time i didn't know what i was going to do i didn't think i was going to re-open and in the end it's been a big blessing in disguise " rawson says she's trying to get the business up and running in time for small business saturday this weekend. a small group from dubuque will join people in north dakota who are protesting against the bakken oil pipeline. moriah rhame, her husband, and another friend plan to be at the standing rock indian reservation
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pipeline, but they're taking protective gear with them. protests have been going on for months over concerns about the pipeline's possible effects on tribal land and drinking water. the pipeline that will run from north dakota to illinois will also go through 18 counties here in iowa. it's really beautiful to see people come together." a group of volunteers in wisconsin will also travel to north dakota this thanksgiving. 10 volunteers are bringing hundreds of pounds of group plans to cook all the meals they can and donate the rest of the food to other groups. " organizing and cooking, and making sure everyone has full bellies and is really blessed for thanksgiving." " the volunteers will also help build permanent structures for protesters planning to stay through the winter. there are several local thanksgiving meals today. the waterloo- cedar falls salvation army is serving a traditional thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 this morning to one this afternoon. that's at 89 franklin
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iowa city is serving a meal today from noon to five. that's at 30-01 muscatine avenue. the south slope community center in north liberty is welcoming everyone to a thanksgiving feast today. that's going to be from noon to four this afternoon at 980 north front street. you can go to a dinner from three to five this afternoon at 26 east market street in iowa city. a university of iowa group is hosting a fall themed meal there today. heinz is recalling about five-thousand the u-s-d-a says jars of bistro au jus gravy are incorrectly labeled as pork gravy. the product also contains milk and soy. but heinz did not label them as allergens. no one has reported getting sick. a high school boy faces multiple counts of sex abuse for touching a student at starry elementary school. police say a 15-year-old marion high school boy inappropriately touched the elementary student. they say
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25th. officers took the boy into custody earlier this week. earlier this month, kcrg- tv9 talked to a concerned mother who said her child was a victim of abuse from a high school helper. she wanted to remain anonymous. she was upset that the school didn't notify her about the investigation. instead, she heard about it first from marion police. mary beth haglin's bench trial starts on monday meaning a judge will decide the case instead of a jury. the former substitute teacher admitted to having a sexual rela cedar rapids washington high school. haglin faces a felony charge of sexual exploitation. a judge previously moved her trial to tama county because of pre-trial publicity. now that she has decided to go with a bench trial, it will happen in linn county. the biggest sales of the year are almost here. with black friday tomorrow, the a new survey actually shows a good portion of people have already started
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with temperatures only around 40 for a high. fog shouldn't be a concern around the midwest today. late tonight into friday, a weak
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some snow showers will probably accompany this, mainly between midnight and 6am, though little or no accumulation is expected anywhere. saturday continues to look good with highs well into the 40s. on sunday, our next area of low pressure arrives and it should generate well as increasing wind. have a great thanksgiving! today: cloudy and cool. wind: w 5-10. high: 40 tonight: chance of flurries or light snow, mainly north. wind: se 5-10. low: 32 tomorrow: cloudy with flurries possible
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mostly cloudy. wind: w 5-10 low: 29 happy thanksgiving! plan on a cloudy one with temperatures only around 40 for a high. fog shouldn't be a concern around the midwest today. late tonight into friday, a weak system is still set to move across the region. some snow showers will probably accompany this, mainly between midnight and 6am, though little or no accumulation is expected anywhere. saturday continues to look good with highs well into the 40s. on sunday, our next area of low prss some rainfall by afternoon as well as increasing wind. have a great thanksgiving! today: cloudy and cool. wind: w 5-10. high: 40 tonight: chance of flurries or light snow, mainly north. wind: se 5-10. low: 32 tomorrow: cloudy with flurries possible early, mainly north. wind: nw 5-15. high: 41 tom. night: mostly cloudy. wind: w 5-10 low: 29
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we got the black before we move on, this morning we got the black friday deal take a look at some of the deals.... many people will hit the stores
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black friday shopping. according to the national retail federation, half of all u-s shoppers have already started making a dent in their christmas shopping list. that's the second highest level in the history of the federation's november holiday survey. about three percent said they are already finished shopping. clothing and accessories remain the most popular gifts this year, followed by gift cards. iowa turkeys from the thanksgiving table this year. in today's agribusiness report, we've got the food- themed names the president gave them. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning! it's ---. "it's a really good
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industry." every year.. the national turkey federation chooses two turkeys to send to washington to be pardoned by the president.... this year.. the turkeys were from iowa.. happy thanksgiving and welcome to the agribusiness report.. i'm david geiger.. in early.. iowa.. the domino family raised the chosen turkeys... the seventh pair from iowa to be sent since the tradition began.. "i got a phone call in june, asking if i'd like to raise the presidential turkeys for the pardoning, and i sa it'd be an honor. extra time, extra pampering, you know we sat and talked to them where we don't talk to our other turkeys, we'd give them treats, hand feed them, give them baths. changed the water every other day and put feed in their bins. you pet them. played with them. just a huge honor, coming from small town iowa, you know, i just don't know how to really describe it." domino says a lot of credit goes to his dad for helping him get
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and the iowa turkey federation.. he says the turkeys were chosen from a group by having particularly strong personalities.. they're about 18 weeks old.. and they had to be trained to be comfortable standing on a podium.. they're named tater and tot.. that was decided by the president this week.. the white house works with the national turkey federation.. to get the turkeys.. a tradition going back decades.. "george h. bush started the pardon started as an event under harry truman, so it's been 69 years and then if you go back in time, lincoln actually started some sort of this, but it was never actually continu. so it's got a lot of history." yesterday.. with the dominos in the audience.. the president took the stage.. and pardoned the turkeys.. ---- and that's all i have for the show today.. i hope you all have a very happy
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geiger with the agribusiness report. trt oc: standard chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, and pizza are all at the top of kid's menus. but a new study shows whole grains, fruits, and
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stay with tv9. it's ---. happy thanksgiving! plan on a
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fog shouldn't be a concern around the midwest today. late tonight into friday, a weak system is still set to move across the region. some snow showers will probably accompany and 6am, though little or no accumulation is expected anywhere. saturday continues to look good with highs well into the 40s. on sunday, our next area of low pressure arrives and it should generate some rainfall by afternoon as well as increasing wind. have a great thanksgiving!t oday:
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tonight: chance of flurries or light snow, mainly north. wind: se 5-10. low: 32 tomorrow: cloudy with flurries possible early, mainly north. wind: nw 5-15. high: 41 tom. night: mostly cloudy. wind: w 5-10 low: 29 a new study shows that on the whole, the diet of u-s last 13 years. but as a-b-c's dr. timothy johnson reports, there's room for improvement. pizza, cookies, chicken nuggets and fries? kids seem magnetized toward unhealthy foods. but today a new report? suggesting that more kids may be eating less junk food - a change that appears to have improved u-s children's diets overall. researchers writing in the
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national survey analyzing changes in american kids' eating patterns between 1999 and 2012. their over diet -- gradually improving, particularly when it came to reducing the empty calories of junk food and sugary drinks. but we still need to put getting kids to eat more healthy foods on the national menu... across the board, average scores for healthy eating only rising from 43 to 51, in a 100-point scale. whole grains, fresh fruit and green leafy vegetables -- and set aside th for healthy habits? that may last a lifetime. with this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson. trt oc while many people have the day off today, the t- s-a has added more officers to work this weekend. so far travel is going pretty smoothly around the country partially because of the extra help. some salvation army locations are hosting thanksgiving meals today. and one woman says she
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holiday. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. it's ---. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now,
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early morning news. today, millions of people will be getting to their thanksgiving destinations potentially far travel is going better than some expected. two religious groups of teenagers of working side by side to help those who are working today. some say the collaboration has a lasting meaning. police in des moines are working through the loss of two officers three weeks ago. the department has hired professionals to help officers through this difficult time. good thursday morning! happy thanksgiving it's 530 on november 24th. here is a live look at .
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alert forecast, kaj... happy thanksgiving! plan on a cloudy one with temperatures only around 40 for a high. fog shouldn't be a concern around the midwest today. late tonight into friday, a weak system is still set to move across the region. some snow showers will probably accompany this, mainly little or no accumulation is expected anywhere. saturday continues to look good with highs well into the 40s. on sunday, our next area of low pressure arrives and it should generate some rainfall by afternoon as well as increasing wind. have a great thanksgiving!t oday: cloudy and cool. wind: w 5-10. high: 40 tonight: chance of flurries or light snow, mainly north. wind: se 5-10. low: 32 tomorrow: cloudy with flurries possible early, mainly north. wind: nw 5-15. high: 41 tom. night: mostly cloudy. wind: w 5-10 low: 29 thanks kaj. from planes to cars and even
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thanksgiving is going smoothly. but as rene marsh reports, many people are still trying to plan a more efficient way home. millions of people across the country are on the move during the busiest travel period of the year. on the 405 in los angeles it was the mother of all traffic jams tuesday night -- miles and miles of gridlock for drivers who had hoped to beat the rush. on the capital beltway outside washington d-c, traffic was backed up for nearly 10 miles after a crash. most people will drive to their thanksgiving destination: more than 43- million, according to triple aaa. the best way to avoid the worst gridlock: drive on thanksgiving day and head home any day but sunday; saturday or monday are much lighter traffic days. meantime, airports and airlines are seeing a record number of
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ar skies. "for them, it'll be all snow."inside delta airline's command center this week ... the operations team monitors the weather... and every flight in the air. "there's a laser light focus on completion factor and making sure we get people where they need to be for the holidays."...and as passengers line up at security checkpoints, the head of t-s-a says they're ready. new transportatio n security officers this summer. we converted about 2,000 from part-time to full-time. we added about another 50 to 60 canines."...but unexpected problems can pop up. at louisville international airport a temporary power outage caused long lines and delays this morning. overall, for most flyers, it's been a smooth ride so far. "i was expecting a lot of lines and just a lot of confusion outside, but everything is really smooth this morning."...but with one-million more people traveling this year compared to last year, it's still a good idea to get to the airport
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there are a couple of thanksgiving meals today. anyone is welcome to the house of hope thanksgiving dinner in cedar rapids. it will be served from 11 this morning to two this afternoon. the house is at 17-4 another large thanksgiving meal in cedar rapids is at first church of the open bible. that at 19-11 "e" avenue northwest. the church says it plans to feed around 200 people from 11 this morning to one this afternoon. organizers ask that you call 319-363-3117 to sign up. runners and walkers are going to burn off calories ahead of their thanksgiving feast today during the annual turkey trot. the five k starts at nine this
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and run along the cedar river. everyone hitting the trail today gets a fleece hoodie and cinnamon roll. some area malls are getting a jump start on black friday shopping today. lindale mall in cedar rapids opens at 6 this evening until one a-m. stores will then reopen at six in the morning tomorrow until nine in the evening. coral ridge mall is open starting at six tonight until midnight. their black friday hours are also 6 in the morning until nine tomorrow night. kennedy mall in dubuque is opening its doors at 6 tonight until one a-m. customers can comb friday and shop until 10. crossroads mall in waterloo will open select stores at six this evening. the mall is open from 6 to 9 tomorrow. two youth groups from different religions are sharing a meal they made together today. kids from a lutheran and a muslim youth group wanted to find a way to give back. so they decided to make lunches for people who have to work today. last night, the kids made turkey sandwiches and cut up vegetables. the teens plan to pass out the lunches between 10:30
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activity was making new friends and understanding other religions. " 4:57, "it brings us together and makes us stronger instead of tearing each other apart. there's no hatred or fear its more of love and friendship for us " the teens say they hope their new friendships will be a model for adults in the future. hundreds of people celebrated a thanksgiving feast at the salvation army in cedar rapids. volunteers served more than 400 people at who attended also depend on the salvation army for meal programs and other services during the week. one woman told us she appreciates the extra attention to details at this type of event. " oh the holiday meal, they have come us come and sit down and people wait on us. they treat us like royalty " the salvation army in johnson county also hosted a holiday meal yesterday
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des moines police say they've brought in mental health professionals and chaplains after a gunman killed two officers earlier this month. urbandale police officer justin martin and des moines police sergeant tony beminio died three weeks ago. the des moines police chief says he's still processing what happened that day. he says the department's offering the resources because many officers are grieving, yet still doing their regular jobs each day. "we also had a large group of people who didn't have a choice - that we sent to meet with our staff psychologist because this isn't normal. normal people don't see these things. an tragedy, and we wanted to make sure we were looking out for their needs as well. " des moines police will send two officers to san antonio for the funeral of another police officer who was recently killed there. they say it may seem like a small gesture. but it's one they'll never take for granted after the support they've received over the past few weeks.
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grab at least a coat before heading out the door. one man has decided to brace the cold and wear shorts until he gets the result
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gets...that is, until the packers win. ""i wear shorts a lot anyway but once the packers st said i'm gonna wear shorts until they win " he made the promise on sunday and is now taking it more seriously because his son-in-law put 100 dollars on the line. the packers play the eagles on monday. happy thanksgiving! plan on a cloudy one with temperatures only around 40 for a high.
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friday, a weak system is still set to move across the region. some snow showers will probably accompany this, mainly between midnight and 6am, though little or no accumulation is expected anywhere. saturday continues to look good with highs well into the 40s. on sunday, our next area of low pressure arrives and it should generate increasing wind. have a great thanksgiving! today: cloudy and cool. wind: w 5-10. high: 40 tonight: chance of flurries or light snow, mainly north. wind: se 5-10. low: 32 tomorrow: cloudy with flurries possible early, mainly north. wind: nw 5-15.
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meeting. this time around it seems to be more likely than previous p news source, kcrg tv-nine. it's
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new all-time closing high. strong results from caterpillar, united technologies and farm equipment maker, john deere, helped push stocks higher. the dow gained 59 points to end the day at inched up two points and, the nasdaq dropped five points. trading was relatively light ahead of the thanksgiving holiday. markets are closed today and friday will be a shorter trading day, closing at one in the afternoon. once thanksgiving is over, many will hit the stores to get those black friday deals. but some factors seem to be diluting the power of the day. early online deals and deep discount door buster specials that roll out all weekend have reduced the number
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retail federation predicts 74 percent of consumers plan to shop on black friday compared with 21 percent who will likely shop today. next month's federal reserve meeting will likely bring an interest rate increase. minutes from the last meeting show officials think it would be appropriate to raise a key interest rate "relatively soon". some argued the fed needs to preserve its credibility. if it did not raise rates in december, it runs the risk of harming that credibility after giving so many signals about a rate hike. at on our city cam.
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for a high. fog shouldn't be a concern today. late tonight into friday, a weak system is still set to move across the region. some snow showers will probably accompany this, mainly between midnight and 6am, though little or no accumulation is expected anywhere. saturday continues to look good with
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of low pressure arrives and it should generate some rainfall by afternoon as well as increasing wind. have a great thanksgiving!t oday: cloudy and cool. wind: w 5-10. high: 40 tonight: chance of flurries or light snow, mainly north. wind: se 5-10. flurries possible early, mainly north. wind: nw 5-15. high: 41 tom. night: mostly cloudy. wind: w 5-10 low: 29 thanks kaj.
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one of the busiest travel times of the year is going pretty smoothly so far. there were no major issues at big airports yesterday except a power outage in louisville. nearly 50 million people are traveling on roads and 27 million are going by air. best time to come back from the holiday is any day but sunday. a new federal rule about paying salaried employees overtime if they make under a certain amount has been delayed. despite that, some places in eastern iowa like united way has already implemented the new employers to pay workers overtime if they make under about 47-thousand dollars a year. president-elect donald trump is working through the thanksgiving holiday after announcing two additional cabinet appointments. governor nikki haley will service as the ambassador to the u-n and betsy devos will serve as the head of the department of education. dr. ben carson says an announcement will come soon for his role in the cabinet.
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hawkeyes get ready to face nebraska on black friday. how hard is it preparing for a team and you don't know who the quarterback is going to be ? we have to prepare like he's going to be there he is such a tremendous performer and i think would be foolish for us not to not to prepare for him or if it works out that he's out there not a hundred percent somebody else we will adjust but as dynamic as he is we have to be ready. george says he's playing what kind of boost does that give your offense if he can go 100%? i don't know if he will be a 100 percent at least thought he looked decent practice today and will want to see what he looks like during the course of the of the week and certainly is a big boost for our football team anytime you have top seniors gets back. final game for your seniors what a class you know desmond, cj , lashun you can go down the line jaleel. yeah you know 14 guys have
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throughout their entire careers and one of the neat things about being a coach is you get to watch watch the growth and development over 4 years some other cases five in case of ron coluzzi only been here basically since i last june i like to see how they fit in with the team in the growth in the roles that they play the dynamics involved but that's the fun part about this job you know because when we get to see a lot of things behind the scenes others don't have the chance. very emotional for those guys on senior day right before the kick off and you talk to them about it. it is a very emotional deal you got your parents out there it's just a really special setting youve got to try to get the guys to atleast think ahead of time about what comes afterwards cause it is a really emotional thing. for coaches to this is your final time with steve how do you get into the game. it is tough tough with other seniors but then when it is your own kids it makes it a double jeopardy deal so i guess
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thanksgiving but just really appreciative of the opportunity three ofour sons of had to be in the program and all 5 kids have been graduates its pretty special thing too so it's all good. former hawkeye linebacker abdul hodge will be the honorary captain for friday's game. and remember you can watch the annual hy-vee heroes game friday live right here on kcrg tv-9 with coverage starting at 2:30. congrats to uni senior defensive end karter schul valley conference defensive player of the year.. the tripoli native led all of d- one foootball with 17 sacks and tied for second in tackles for a loss with 24. coach farley thinks schult has a bright future. "karter shult, he's in the same mold in the same type of mindset as and talent set as these guys playing today on sunday afternoons, he fits that same temperament. how he came in here and worked for four years,
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hard as he plays and trains as hard as he plays and those are the ones that make it when they get their opportunity in the nfl. so yes, there is no question, i think he is the most legitimate one on the football team that's an nfl prospect on this football team" sot :31 oc: "prospect on this football team " 16 games into the season and the roughriders were still looking for their first win tonight against chicago. lets head to the stable. and he shoots and just misses. are these players getting smaller or is for a little guy. to the big guys and chicago lit the lamp first on a walker durr rocket right in front of the net.. but that woke the riders up and they tied moments later on the jakob sirota slapper his first of the year.. and cr took a 2-1 lead in the first period on the bobby hampton power play goal.. but it wasn't enough chicago comes back for the 4-2 win,
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happy thanksgiving! starting off with a live look at . it's thursday, november 24th. here's what you need to know today. so far, travel is going fairly smooth around the country as millions of people get to their destinations. this is the busiest time for travel in nine years. a group of teenagers from two different faiths are bringing lunch to people who have to work today. some say the collaboration goes beyond donald trump is on vacation in florida, but he's also keeping up with his transition to president. he's named more cabinet members with another expected soon. some places in eastern iowa are implementing a new rule about overtime before it becomes law. it raises the salary at which employers can stop paying overtime. some shops in czech village in cedar rapids are having a hard time recovering from the flood this year. one shop owner is scrambling to get her place

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