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lifestyle. a place in cedar rapids is building support before diabetes sets in. good monday morning! its february 8th and 4-30 a-m here on tv-9. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a day with some light scattered snow in the area along with strong wind. while we don't anticipate anyone getting over one inch of snow, the combination of falling snow and strong wind should make for some hazardous driving, especially outside of town. temperatures should hold much of the day in the teens, then dropping to the single digits tonight. while there are no major systems in the offing, occasional minor ones will affect the area moving through the work week. highs will struggling to get much past the teens and 20s, but we can thank the lack of a deep snow pack to prevent some below zero nights.
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the congolese community in cedar rapids is dealing with the sudden loss of three lives. many gathered last night in a church to remember them. michka kabeya, platini namputu, and dickson mandiki, all from the democratic republic of the congo, died in a crash on u-s highway 30 near keystone early thursday morning. they were among 9 people who were traveling to work in tama in a minivan, when the iowa state patrol says it hit ice and lost control. singing members and representativ es of the congolese community sang prayers and talked about funeral plans at central assembly of god church. people there say they need any
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prayer support for the others still recovering from the crash, and donations to cover burial costs. peter nkumu says people came together to get more information. "we wanted to get together to get more information about the accident itself, get more information about what the community is going to do in order to plan for their funerals. " "these people did not have close family members here and now the community's coming together and planned this to put them to rest." nkumu says anyone who wants to help will be able to donate to a memorial fund for the congolese community. that's being set up at wells fargo bank locations, and nkumu said it should be ready to accept donations by today or tomorrow. after several months in a legal battle, builders can move forward with a new high-rise in downtown iowa city. church appealed a judge's decision to dismiss a
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last week, the city council approved the settlement between the church and the tower's developers. then on saturday, the church officially withdrew its appeal. as part of that agreement, the company will make donations to trinity episcopal's outreach program - the shelter house - over the next three years. the 15-story building will go up on the corner of gilbert and college streets in iowa city. plans call for the tower to house dozens of movie theatre, and a bowling alley. presidential candidates just have one day left until the new hampshire primaries. some are chasing a victory tomorrow night -- while others are just trying to stay in contention. republicans debated in the state over the weekend, where the attacks were sharp. new jersey governor chris christie came out, almost from the start, targeting florida senator marco rubio. christie argued rubio isn't ready to face hillary clinton in a general election, or serve as president. he called out rubio for having "scripted responses," and being inexperienced. ""it's a fine job, i'm glad you ran for it but it does not prepare you for president of the united states" " ""chris your state got hit by a
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and you didn't even go back they had to shame you into going back. " other topics covered in saturday night's debate were isis, the north korean missile launch and the affordable care act. it's official. hillary clinton did come away with a win over bernie sanders in the iowa caucuses. the iowa democratic party finished its review of the results. the party reviewed the results at 14 of the precincts. it found that there were errors in the results that came out of 5 of those. but it wasn't enough to change the statewide results. clinton got 49.8% support, while bernie sanders got 49.6% support, still an incredibly close finish for those 2 candidates. the iowa attorney general's office has a backlog of about 100 criminal appeal cases. chief deputy attorney general eric tabor says this comes after a 2012 iowa supreme court rule change. it requires more appeal briefs, which means more office work. tabor asked for and got permission from the iowa
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hire three temporary lawyers to handle the extra workload. the agency has been telling the state about this backlog since 2013. an eastern iowa man faces a criminal mischief charge for setting off a sprinkler at covenant medical center. it caused more than 10- thousand dollars in damage. police say 42 year-old douglas hala, formerly of toledo, is a patient in the mental health unit at the hospital. according to the waterloo-cedar falls courier, he got bored around 5:30 yesterday morning and hit a sprinkler nozzle with his knuckles. after the sprinkler went off, he punched two holes in the wall. police say water from the sprinkler head flooded his fifth floor room and leaked down to lower floors. according to court records, hala pleaded guilty last year to an assault charge for allegedly threatening a nurse at covenant. 86 million people in the u-s have prediabites. that's according to the centers for disease and control. and the c-d-c says of that number, 10% don't realize it.
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now at the desk. brea, the y-m-c-a in cedar rapids has a plan to help those who are aware? that's right. prediabetes is what leads to type 2 diabetes. it's when an individual's blood glucose level is elevated, but not high enough for a full diabetes diagnosis. according to the c-d-c, prediabetes is on the rise in the u-s and linn county public health says the county is no exception. that's why the y- is taking the steps to stop it through a special course. preventing diabetes requires a complete life style change. and that's the goal of the cedar rapids metropolitan y-m-c-a, one of the 1,000 programs across the country. "expanding healthy living, and serving our communities is our mission, and diabetes is a growing epidemic and something that the ymca feels we are in a unique position to be able to address." the solution is a year long group based course, shaped around shifting a person's life. the class has three goals.. reduce bodyweight by 7%, perform physical
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stop diabetes. "what studies have shown is lifestyles and behavior change is the most effective way." to qualify for the class, participants have to be at risk for prediabetes. this can be determined by a blood test, or filling out a risk assessment. the course is taught by a lifestyle coach, who follows a specific cdc curriculum. with a goal of bringing awareness to a serious issue. "a lot people don't like to say that they have it or want to admit that they need to start taking care of themselves." coaches go over how to read nutrition labels, and provide encourageme nt as participants track their weight, grams, and physical activity. "some people have lost over 40 pounds within the course of a year, they are grateful to have the class because now that they've done the class they have prevented their risk of getting diabetes." hoeger says the course doesn't force participants on a diet or hold them accountable, but gives them a chance to encourage each other. "they lean on each other, and support each other, we've had classes that meet before class and they walk together before class. they really have creating their own little
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we're just there to facilitate it." the course costs 429 dollars for the entire year, which includes a y membership in the price. with the y's partnership with the eastern iowa health center, they've received a grant which could offer the class to women free of charge. the class starts with an introductory course on the 17th, but if you can't make it then it's not a problem. ramirez says you can sign up as late as the 24th. chris, nicole? the super bowl 50 winners are the denver broncos. both denver and carolina brought ravishing defenses last night -- but denver simply made fewer mistakes in winning 24-10. the broncos only had two touchdowns -- one on offense and one on defense. outside linebacker von miller was named the game's mvp. the major storyline, of course, is that sunday brought peyton manning's second super bowl win -- one with the colts...and one with the broncos. you can help kcrg-tv9 pick the
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has to offer... the kcrg-tv9 a-list is now under way. right now through february 19, you can nominate your favorite businesses in dozens of categories from best pizza to best massage and best entertainment . then in march, we'll release the ballot for you to vote for the best of the best in eastern iowa. go to kcrg.com / a- list to enter your picks now. then watch in april to see who is on the kcrg-tv9 a- list. presidential candidates will face voters once again, this time in new hampshire. donald trump and bernie sanders are leading for their respective parties but their opponents are closing in. super bowl food is almost as iconic as the game. and one food in particular took over the u-s this weekend.
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opening farm markets. good morning!
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plan on a day with some light snow in the area along with strong wind. while we don't anticipate anyone getting over one inch of snow, the combination of falling snow and strong wind should make for some hazardous driving, especially outside of
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much of the day in the teens, then dropping to the single digits tonight. while there are no major systems in the offing, occasional minor ones will affect the area moving through the work week. highs will struggling to get much past the teens and 20s, but we can thank the lack of a deep snow pack to prevent some below zero nights. thanks kaj. plan on a day with some light scattered snow in the area along with strong wind. while we don't anticipate anyone getting over one inch of snow, the combination of falling
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for some hazardous driving, especially outside of town. temperatures should hold much of the day in the teens, then dropping to the single digits tonight. while there are no major systems in the offing, occasional minor ones will affect the area moving through the work week. highs will struggling to get much past the teens and 20s, but we can thank the lack of a deep snow pack to prevent some below zero nights.
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the super bowl is over but many leftovers for days. and chicken wings are staple at any super bowl party. americans scarfed down
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the national chicken council. that's up 3 percent from last year's big game. the n-c-c says 1-point-3 billion wings is enough for every man, woman and child in the u-s to have 4 wings each. after winning last night's super bowl, bronco quarter back peyton manning said he was going to celebrate. he said he was going to drink budweiser beer. saying that on air was worth millions in advertising. more in today's america's money. stay with us.
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first in the nation primary in new hampshire. the latest polls have republican donald trump and democrat bernie sanders in the lead but their opponents are closing in. abc's kenneth moton is in manchester, new hampshire with more.
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the new hampshire primary. sot bernie sanders: "we need a political revolution." nats coat throw bernie sanders fired up but taking presidential punches from his rival's husband, former president bill clinton. sot bill clinton: "for her this is not about grand theories of revolution this is about whether we can improve people's lives." the former president was in new hampshire while hillary clinton was in flint, michigan taking on the lead contaminated water crisis. sot hillary clinton: "what happened in flint is immoral" the latest poll out of new hampshire shows clinton closing in on sanders gop frontrunner donald trump maintains a double-digit lead in the state? nat- trump: "quiet!" the republicans fought it out during the abc news gop debate but the attacks continued on the trail after jeb bush enlisted the help of former first lady barbara bush. sot trump: "poor poor poor jeb bush who brings out his mother cause he needed help. no, he needed help. mommy please come walk with me in the snow,
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fumbles. sot sen. marco rubio / presidential candidate: "and let's dispel once and for all with this fiction that barack obama doesn't know what he's doing. sot gov. chris christie / presidential candidate: "there it is -- the 25 second canned speech."sot rubio: "i am going to say this every chance i get: barack obama is wanting, is trying to change america." the candidates have a total of nearly 40 campaign events today. donald trump, bernie sanders and hillary clinton are expected to bring out big crowds for rallies?24 hours until the first votes. kenneth moton, abc news manchester, new hampshire. the united nations has created a resolution targeting north korea over its recent rocket launch and nuclear test. u-s ambassador samantha power says she would like it to be adopted quickly and include measures against north korea's leader, kim jong un. all 15 council members approved a statement condemning the launch. the state department says secretary of state john kerry has
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south korea and japan to discuss the launch, and its use of ballistic missile technology. a department statement said kerry emphasized the importance of a "united international response to north korea's provocations," including a strong u.n. security council resolution. 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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plan on a day with some light scattered snow in the area along with we don't anticipate anyone getting over one inch of snow, the combination of falling for some outside of much of the day in the teens, then dropping to the single digits tonight. while there are no major systems in the offing, occasional minor ones will affect the area moving through the work week. much past the teens and 20s, but we can thank the lack of a deep snow pack nights. abc's kendis gibson and reena ninan have today's america's money. good morning. topping "america's money" -- some volkswagen diesel owners could be in for a windfall. >> the automaker will offer generous compensation practices to those whose vehicles exceeded
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source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. a company hoping to build a pipeline across a few states may get their answer this week. the iowa utilities board is slated to discuss the
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an organization in cedar rapids hopes
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