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hold off determining a sentence for a well-known cedar rapids business owner. we'll tell you what sowed things down. debate time. gop reblicans get readydyo take the stage before the nationon first primary in new hampshire. swipe right or swipe left? an eastern iowa woman uses a popular dating app to reach voters in new hampshire. you're watching kcrg-g-9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is the kcrg-tv9 saturday morning news. good morning and thanks for joining us. we begin with first alert storm team meteorologis t britley ritz. highshsoday will top out into the middle to upper 30s and we'll see some sunshine to add to the warmer temperatures. winds today
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out of the southwest to benefit our temperatures. into t evening lows will stay warm, bottoming o in the middle to upper 20s. winds will ntinue to move out of the uthwest. tomorrow brbrgs slighghy warmer conditions, but will change into the evening. sunday starts off quiet, but light snow showers will move in later in the day and evening. winds will also begin to pick up speed out of the west at 15 to 25 mph. with the light snow, accumulations are expected to stay light. however the wind will cause white out conditions for some especially those to the northwest. if you have plans for the big game sunday night, make sure to drive carefully. thanks britley. a well-known cedar rapids businessman won't learn his jail sentence until later this month. a federal judge had planned to announce the sentencing for midamar founder bill aossy yesterday...... but testimony and arguments at that hearing, led the judge to postpone aossey 's senncing. last july, a jury convicted him of mislabeling meat products, mail and wire
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statements. a number of aossey's supporters are asking the judge to for leniency. "he's just very open minded, he does things for people he helps people out he's a very kinand gentle man and it's beyond my derstanding" prosecutors asked the judge to consider a ntence that would most likely resululin eight to ten years in federal prison. but the defense is asking for time served and probation. the judge is now expected to sentence aossey on february 25th. a former waterloo teacher was arrestededn des moines, after police say he exposed himself to a mall employee. officials say 60-year-old michael madson did this back on... january 30th inside the valley west mall. since then, school district officials say madson has quit teaching job at lincoln high school. madson has a history of arrests. in 1994, he was arrested for indecent exposure after he was seen wearing nothing but a t-shirt in a hotel lobby. and in 2001, madson
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teaching position after a girl aused him of peeking at her in a tanning booth. today blogger and legal rape advocate, roosh v, planned to host a private meet-up in cedararapids and des moines. roosh leads a male rights group called return of the kings. in the past, he has written about why he believes rape should be legalized. he later recanted, saying it was satire. earlier this week, police told tv-9 roosh's meeting may have been a ploy to lure women into dangerous environments. roosh cancelled the meet-ups on wednesday. new hampshire voterare getting closer ttdeciding which candidate they want to become president. earlier this week, voters watched democratics hillary clinton and bernie sanders debate. the two candidates battled on topics like the onomy. tonight, the g-o-p wiwi face off in the state. voters head to the polls on tuesday, and state officials are expecting record turnouts. " i thought that in 2008 that we
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that again for a while because that was such an incredible turnout but i believe that this one will actually exceed that. " as of now, recent polls show donald trump leading republicans. while, bernie sande has a widening lead above declared iowa caucus winner-hillary clinton. the republican debate will be moderated tonight by abc's david muir and martha raddatz. you can watch right here on t-v nine stararng at seven o'clock. swiping right or left on your phone is how you meet a potential match on the dating app, tinder. but kcrg t-v nine's sarah mccarthy explains one edar rapids woman wawausing it to connect with voters in new hampshire. haley lent isn't your traditional tinder user. she has just one man on her mind.. 17:28:37 "i didn't really know who he was honestly." and her
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him.. 17:29:30 oh yeah like from nothing.. built up pretty quickly. to i'm obsessed. a political obsession that began moay 17:31:50 "in our precinct we lost, three to two, but i was still super pumped it was that close." an energy for bernie sanders she took to tinder, 17:32:37 i could talk to people all day on the internet. it's different in person." a dating app that matches you with people nearby. and although she's married, with three childn, she signed up for a aremium account - allowing her to reach across state lines.. people in new hampshire." her message? 17:35:05 "can i ask you a plan to vote in your primary? do you plan to vote for bernie didn't't mind. were pretty positive about it, like oh yeah, i'm already voting for him." but others weren't fans of replacing dates with politics. politics to them and they'rlike, is this really all you wawaed to tatak about?" even ing as far as reporting her to tinder - resulting in this. "your account is under review, you've been reported too many times." tinder responded to
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statement: "we don't allow spamming. so feel free to spread the bern, just don't spam." but for lent.. i don't think i did anything wronn" the ban on hhr account.. all i was doing is talking politics with people over tinder. doesn't make much sense. in cedar rapids, sarah mccarthy, kcrg-tv9 news. the iowa caucuses were big money for some businesses in des moines. central lighting and equipment workers spent dozens of hours setting up the risers and ststges at the media center at capital square in downtown. more than 16-hundred journalists reported from the center. the des moines company tripled its staff from 13 to 40 employees to make sure the center was ready for the reporters. " 40 this is stimulating the economy, puts people to work, creates more jobs " the greater des moines
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bureau estimates the caucuses brought 10 million dollars to the area. about 40 million dollars statewide. hawkeye businesses are reaping benefits of successful athletic seasons. for the first time ever, the hawkeye football and basketball teams earned national top five rankings in the same school year. and the success is helping bususesses across johnson county. restaurants and bars are filling up for games even on week nights. hotels are already taking reservations for next football season. "t"ts year we play michigan, wiwionsin, nebraska, northwestern and iowa state all at home, so that's a tremendous home football season almost irregardless of the success from last year. " players from both the football and basketball teams have also made it onto the front cover of sports illustrated this schoolear. iowa football head coach, kirk ferentz, is an exciteded and happy father! he got a
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yesterday, after talking about his son james. james will be playing during super bowl sunday for the denver broncos. "it is a good story we are really proud of him everybody here is proud of him. it's a good story.". :25 sot "chasing your dream a little bit " a proud moment there. you can watch james ferentz during the super bowl tomorrow at 5-30 on cbs. dancers at the university of iowa have a long day ahead as they raise money for kids fighting cancer. the university of iowa's annual dance marathon is going on at the iowa memorial union. more than two thousand studen are on their feet for a full 24 hours. thisss video from a past marathon. students started dancing at 7 last night and won't stop until 7 tonight. the effort raises money for the university of iowa children's hospital. the students are hoping to break last year's record of 2 million dollars. the 21 previous marathons raised more than 16 and a half million
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still to come, we'll talk with a unity point health doctor about how certain medications can affect your cholesterol and heart
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upper 30s and we'll see some sunshine to add to the warmer temperatures. winds today will also be out of the southwest to benefifi our temperatures. into the evening lows will stay warm, bottoming out in the middle to upper 20s. winds will continue to move out of the southwest. tomorrow brings slightly warmer conditions, but will change into the evening.
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light snow showers will move in lalar in the day and evening. winds will also begin to pick up speed out of the west at 15 to 25 mph. the snow accumulation s are expected to stay light. however, the wind will cause white out conditions for some especially those to the northwest. if you have plans for the big game sunday night, make sure to drive carefully. snow chances will continue into the overnight sunday and into monday morning. the winds will also continue to be strong at 15 to 25 mph and gusts higher at times. due to the possibility of white out conditions the national weather service has issued at blizzard watch for
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counties late sunday night. once the front pushes through the area completely, our temperatures will take plunge for a day or two. high temperatures on tuesday will drop into the teens and lows down into the
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thanks britley. now here's jo christensen with a preview of
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center jameel mckay has been suspended om the team and d not make the trip to stillwater. no word yet on why he was suspended. the second ranked iowa wrestling team decked out in camaflage at home against the hoosiers tonight. the hawks got a first period pin from brody grothus at 141 for the
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and edwin cooper picked up a major decision at 157 winning 13-1.. and a great match at at 174 alex meyer ranked 12th with h e late third riod takedown for the 8-7 come from behind win over 11th ranked nate jackson.. and then sam stoll who is really coming on ranked 7th with the pinn at heavyweight and iowa shutout 20th ranked indiana 45-nothing to clinch at least a share of the big 10 title. and their you see the trophy.. uni hosted iowa state live on kcrg 9.2 tonight. and former denver tripola star dylan p pers with the third period takedown for the 9-7 win.and the packed west gym was rocking. and what a dual at 165 paden moore with the take down in ot for the 3-1 win and a 16-12 uni lead. but iowa state at answered at 174. leeland weatherspoo n with the 5-2 decision over kyle lux to cut the lead to 16-15 going into the final match of the night at 184.. and the cyclones dane pestano with takedown and he beat drew foster 7-2. and
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to hoops and what a match up totoght in troy mills. 17-2 nortrtlinn hosted 17-1 springville. josh has the highlights. springville beat north linn earlier this season. the orioles jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter, mikayla nachazel with the hoop and harm. springville up 11-5. 2nd quarter. north linn comes back, anna legrand three-ball corner pocket is good. lynx up 17-16. but they trailed 31-20 after three quarters. they try to come back in the 4th, ashley tull gets her own putback. north linn trails by seven. but springville's riley menster delivers the dagger with this three. tri-rivers conference title outright. on the boys side, springville kept this game close early. andrew blakely three-ball corner pocket. swish orioles up 5-3. butut north-linn p pks up the pressure on defense. jake hilmer nice bounce pass to david seber who finishes with the layup. it was tied 9 all after one quarter. in steal. this time he takes it in himimlf
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hand. then with 1.5 secons left before halftime, ryan miller floats one up and it falls. north linn wins 64-37. the second ranked iowa city west boys were at jeff tonight. scott westerberg has the action. tanner lohaus was back in action after missing a number of games with an a ale injury and his trojans were on fire. alex henderson, nothing but net. 25-11 west. then it's dallas majors cleaning up the miss. trojans open up a 16 point lead. the j- hawks were scoring in bunches i i the opening quarter as well, royshawn webb with the hoop and harm. final seconds of the first, wali parks with the put back to beat the buzzer. 32-16 west. trojans keep hitting the offensive glass in the second. nate barnes with the board and bucket. jeff answers from downtown. adam van oort is money from three. but way too much offense from the trojans. nnor mccaffery with h e swish. west tops jeff 102-74. in cedar
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tv9 sports. we had a girl-boy double header at kennedy tonight the cougars hosted wash. lets start off with the girls. and wash with a good start to the second half.. jayla pledge johnson with drive to the rack and the warriors took a 35-34 lead on this joniqua clark trey.. but it was all l kennedy after that turning up the full court pressure.. they force the turnover and they make them pay on the carly langhurts layupp.. and that had them doing some crazy danng.. and then the seniororella sellers took over with the drive and kiss for two of her 20 in a 64-58 cougars win.. and lots of dancing tonight the kennedy dance team put on a great show.. to the guys and drake brewewer was praying for a big game and delivered lane.. wash answered with the long ball ian thomas three ball corner pocket.. but matt burst can flat out shoot and he hit back to back triples and that had the crowd going bonkers and that is what you call an extreme closeup.. but it was
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rriors from behind the arc.. kieon wills from downtown and wash beat kennedy .so they split tonight. and finally lets head to the stable the roughriders hosted madiso..ceda r rapids on the powerplay early in the first when hugh mcging lights the lamp for the 18th time this season...1- nothing riders.... --cedar rapids with another powerplay later in the first and this time it's matt gosiewski with the goal as the roughriders beat madison
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highs today will top out into the middle to upper 30s and we'll see some sunshine to add to the warmer temperatures. winds today will also be
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our temperatures. into the evening lows will stay warm, bottoming out in the ddle to upper 20s. winds will continue to move out of the southwest.to morrow brings slslhtly warmer conditions, but will change into the evening. sunday starts off quiet, but light snow showers will move in later in the day and evening. winds will also begin to pick up speed out of the west at 15 to 25 mph. the snow accumulation s are expected to stay light. however, the wind will cause white out conditions for some especially those to the northwest. if you have plans for thth big game sunday night, make susu to driviv carefully. snow chances will continue into the overnight sunday and into monday morning. the winds will also continue to be strong statins, if you know them, you know how important they are for your heart. if you don't knkn, we've got just the person to talk more about them. dr. laila payvandi from unitypoint st. luke's. 1. what are statins? 2. who
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3. what should users know about them? 4. where can patients go to learn more about heart health? rl unity point is with us today to talk about how medications affect your cholesterol and heart health. dr. laila payvandi is
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good morning from
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is waking up with kcrg-tv9 it's here's what you need to know today. a deadly crash leaves a family mourning. a community remembers several people killed after their van crashed in benton county. finding a protection plan. the city of cedar rapids determines how to move forward with renovating prominent flood areas. tax season is here. we'll tell you about a new tax service set to help iowans get their taxes done on time. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from m ur 24 hour news sourur, this s s the kcrg-tv9 saturday morning news. but first, meteorologis t britley ritz has your first alert forecast, britley... highs today will top out into the middle to upper 30s and we'll see some sunshine to add to o e warmer temperatures. winds today will also be out of the southwest to benefit our temperatures. into the evening lows will stay warm, bottoming out in the middle to upper 20s. winds will continue to move out of the southwest. tomorrow brings slightly warmer conditions, but will change into the evening. sunday starts off quiet, but light snow showers will
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begin to pick up speed out of the west at 15 to 25 mph. with the light snow, accumulations are expected to stay light. however the wind will cause white out conditions for some especially those to the northwest. if you have plans for the big game sunday night, make sure to drivee carefully. thanks b bitley. family and friends are remembering the ththe people who died in a crash in benton county. it happened early thursday morning on highway 30 near keystone. the state patrol says the driver of a minivan carrying nine people lost control on some ice. that's an update from yesterday. patrol originally said 10 were in that vehicle. when the minivan slid, another vehicle coming from the other direction hit it. two other cars were also involved. michka kabeya , platini namputu and dickson mandiki, all died in that crash. they all
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from the democratic republic of the congo. kcrrtv 9's brady smith m m with the vicicm's family members to talk about their loss. 53:21-:25 "michka, he's really my best fried for a long, long t)me." emmanuel mambo says he grew up p th michka kabeya, and even helped hihiget his visa4to come to the united$& states. he leaves behind a wife - who was injured badly in the crash - and a young son who's in kindergarten. lived with about the crash about 6 hours after it happened early us through an interpreter, using a mix of french and lingala. 55:54-:06 "the day before, i because he was living here with me, and we talked, we spent the night together. and then it was really a shock for me to hear from the family that he passed away."mambo says the group was driving to work in tama when the crash happened. to lose 3 members of the local congolese community so suddenly is incredibly rd to
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relying on that community as a source of strength. 58:34-:41 "i have friends who have become our family, but my family, they're in africa, in congo." mambo simply wants people to know this about the friend he lost: :51-:56 "he's a really good person. and he got along with everybody." authorities s ve still not released the names or conditions of anyone else involved. we're told the congolese community is planning a meeting this weekend to discuss funeral plans, and to gather suppt for those involved. the iowa department of transportation plans to improve a dangerous portion of highway 20 in dubuque county. it's where the highway intersects with swiss valley road just west of dubuque. d-o-t data show there were 34 crashes in that area between 2010 and 2014.
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straightening the westbound lanes of highway 20. the d-o-t says that will add re space between the east and westbound lanes, allowing cars to cross two lanes of traffic at a time. the department estimates the multi-ase project will cost 26illion dollars. phase one will begin sometime in 2019. cedar rapids is trying to move forward with the city's master flood control plan. but to do that, ix needs to tear down some homes and buildings in the flood plain. the city is planning on allocating up to one-million dollars to help people living in those properties relocate. the money would also pay rent to landlords until the city can buy their properties. this is a map of a a number of locations that the city is looking to eventually take over. the project aims to protect as many properties as possible against another flood like what the citytyaw in 2008. more than 10 square miles or 14% of the city was impacted by floodwaters more than 1,100 city blocks were impacted, 561 were severely damaged.
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debris was removed the city says eventually, about 25 properties will need to go because they're right where crews want to build the flold control system. this old, white block building is one the city will need to acquire. pat lang owns it and says he's okay with the city buying the property. he says flood water was up to the roof in 2008, and since then it hasn't been used. " 5:25:05 it juststas been sitting idly waiting for the city planners to decide what they are going to do with the flood walls so that we know or i know what i can dowith this property." lang wanted to rebuild on the land if the levee was built in front of the property, but since it's behind the building - it'll be part of the buyout programthe city says it's working to stay flexible with property owners because this is such a long project. former iowa governor chet culver says the state's change to a privatized medicaid will have a negative effect on disabled iowans. yesterday, culver said more than 120 thousand iowans with disabilities will
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change. culver is holding two town hall meetings next week to talk about the change. he'll be at the coralville public library tuesday morning at 10. from there, he goes to the cedar rapids public library for a town hall meeting at two tuesday afternoon. more than 55-thousand iowans signed up for health ininurance during the e test enrollment period under the affordable care act. the number includes people who were automatically re-enrolled this year and those who selected a plan by the january 31st deadline. last year, about 45- thousand iowans signed up for subsidized health care coverage. the penalty for people without health year. it's two thousand-85 dollars, or two and a half percent of the annual household income, whichever is greater. now that income tax season is here, the i-r-s is encouraging taxaxyers to take advantage of a program that could save them money. iowa free file provides free tax preparation services to people who
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along with senator joni ernst - were at kirkwood communityyollege to get the word out yesterday. companies showed how people can file for federal and state tax returns online for free.@people who ear62- thousand dollars or less are eligible to ussthe prprram. "the program is very simple, i am not a tax prep person and i thought it was very easy, you just put it in and it walks you right through the steps and asks you the questions and i found it to be very easy. so if i can do it pretty much anyone can do it. " sot "it's a great program i'm glad to ss so many people out today and i hope that a lot of folks around this area come out assistance " anyone who needs help filing their taxes can contact kirkwood's volunteer income tax april 15th deadline. the iowa city public library says they'll no longer have certain federal tax forms for residents free of charge. they usually have a wide variety.
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government cuts they'll only have the 10-40, 10-40 "a", and 10-40 ez free for library guests. if you're looking for more information contactcthe library at 310-356-5200. a dubuque library wants more funding tobring in a dog to sniff out bedbugs. the carnegie- stout public library wants the city to include 54 hundred dollars for inspections in next year's budget. it would allow the library to continue bringing in a trained labrador to help find bed bugs. last october, the library discovered bedbugs in the building, forcing staff to remove two couches and hundrdrs of newspapers. earthquaua destruction... people in taiwan are picking up the pieces and looking for survivors after a quake destroys and kills. we'll have the details
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upper 30s and we'll see some sunshine to add to the warmer temperatures. winds toy will also be out of the southwest to benefit our temperatures. into the evening lo will stay warm, bottoming out in the middle to upuper 20s. winds will continue to move out of the southwest. torrow brings slightly warmer conditions, but will change into the evening. sunday starts off quiet, but light snow showers will move in later in the day and evening. winds will also begin to pick up speed out of the west at 15 to 25 mph. the snow accumulation s are expected to stay light. however,
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o conditions for some especially those to the northwest. if you have plans for theig game sunday night, make sure to drive carefully. sw chances will continue into the overnight sunday and into monday morning. the winds will also continue to be strong at 15 to 25 mph and gusts higher at times. due to the possibility of white out conditions the national ather service has issued at blizzard watch for butler and grundy counties late sunday night. once the front pushes through the area completely, our temperatures will take plunge for a day or two. high temperatures on tuesday will drop into e teens and lows down into the
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celebrating the unemployment
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president obama highlights the nations' economy after the release of the new u-s job reports. stay with your 24 hour
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who's plane crashed off the coast of long beach, california. there is some discrepancy between agencies involved on what led to this crash. some reports say two planes collided mid- air off the port of los angeles yesterday. the federalalviation agency stopped short of calling it a mid-air crash, but at least one small plane went down. no word as to how many people were aboard the plane. one person is dead, after r vintage plane crashed in arizona just after noon friday. officials say the plane crashed under "unknown circumstance s" then caught fire. officials have not yet ididtified the pilot who died in the crash. president obama is celebrating a recent u-s job report which shows a slight decrease in the unemployment rate. the jobs report releleed yesterday showed u-s employers added 151 thousand jobs in january. that helped bring the unemployment rate down from 5 percent to 4-
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led president obama to say the u-s has the strongest, most durable economy in the world. he addressed the report yesterday at the white house. " the e licies that i'll sh this year are designed to give workers even more leverage to earn raises and promotions." " the job report shows the unemployment rate at the lowest level since presididnt obama took office. u-s senate lawmakers are urging president obama to use funding to defeat the mosquito-born ika virus. it's caused several states and u-s territories like puerto rico to declare state of emergencies. in florida, doctors have diagnosed more than a dozen people with the virus after they y aveled to south or central america. florida governor rick scott declared a state of emergency for four counties in the state earlier this week. a magnitude six point four quake is responsible for killing 11 people in taiwan.
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taiwan's southwest coast where nearly twot& high rise buildings collapsed. fififighters and soldiers used cranes and and other equipment to rescue more than 200 people from the rubble. winter weather is burying much ofofthe new england area. yeststday, parts on the coast got more than a foot of snow. left without power in states like connecticut and rhode island. in massachusett s, one family says a backyard tree limb fell and hit a 6-year-old girl- killing her. system early next week. we'll take another look at your first alert
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back now to today's top stories. a federal judge has delayed a sentencing bill aossey. last july, a jury convicted him of mislabeling fraud, and making false statements. the judge says a testimony's and arguments from yeststdays hearing led to o at decisisn. the judge is now expected to sentence aossey on february 25th. family and friends are remembering three people killed during a vehicle crash in benton county. state patrol saa it happened eaeay thursday morning on highway 30 near keystone. officials say a van hit a patch of ice and collided into another vehicle. state patrol says 10 people were involved in that crash. and y y can watch live sporor
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point two tonight. the dubuque fighting saints host the cedar rapids roughriders. the puck drops at seven o'clock. now, a final look at the forecast... highs today will top out into the middle to upper 30s and we'll see some sunshine to add to the warmer temperatures. winds today will also be out of the southwest to benefit our temperatures. into the evening lows will stay warm, bottoming out in the middle to upperer0s. winds will continue to m me out of the southwest.to morrow brings slightly warmer conditions, but will change into the evening. sunday starts off quiet, but light snow showers will move in later in the day and evening. winds will also begin to pick up speed out of the west at 15 to 25 mph. the snow accumulation s are
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