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animal legal defense fund sued cricket hollow zoo owners pam species act violations. the zoo is near manchester at 1512 210th street and has been in operation since 198:. the lawsuit claimed the sellners kept animals like lemurs and gray wolves in unsanitary and poorly maintained conditions. a lawyer for the couple argued the zoo met federal requirements. kcrg-tv9's dave franzmamajoins live now from the zoo outcome is what the animal legal defense fund was hoping for. beth almost entirely with one exception. the animal legal defense fund also wanted the hybrid wolveve or mix of wolf and dog here, removed as well. but the magistrate decided those don't qualify as exotic animals.
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immediate impact. for one, it's the off season and the cricket hollow zoo is closed. and the ruling gives the owners 90 days to find new homes. pam sellner, shown here in a 2009 interview, didn't want to comment before sitting down with an attorney but one man who was part of the suit called it a victory for the animals. "i'm very happy about this ruling, but at the same time saddened becaususthere's another 290-295 animals that are living under very similar conditions" "having these exotic animals in a habitat that isn't meant for them is just inappropriate" braumann and four other individuals had visited the zoo over the years and became concerned saw as lack of care for exotic aninals. that'shy they took part in the lawsuit. the attorney in the case, by video phone, said a big goal now is to find a new, proper home for the tigers and lemurs that must go. "finding sanctuaries that are well l epared and well equipped to accept these
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ready to accept them to live out their lives in favorable conditions" animal rights activists will offer their help in finding new homes for the tigers and lemurs. the magistrate's ruling also says the zoo owners cannot purchase or acquire any new endangered species until they can demonstrate proper care. today's ruling about this rural zoo near manchester only applies to animals covered by federal endangered species laws. the rule doesn't specify where the tigers and lemurs must go, but it must by a facility licensed by the u-s department of agriculture. live near manchester, dave franzman kcrg tv9 news. let's turn now to meteorologist joeeinters. joe, we hahae a chance of some
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watch for some flurries and scattered snow showers tonight. accumulations will be light, staying under an inch, but falling snow alwawa can bring some slick travel spots. friday is a quiet day after any flurries move out in the morning with a high near 20. the winds do get stronger, from the northwest, and that chill remains in t t air into saturday. sunday, for valentine's day, we see another round of snow. more heartwarming weather, with highs near or topping 40, arrives early next week. have a good night. tonight: light snow likely low: winds: sw 5-10tomorrow: early am snow, clearing high: 17-23 winds: nw5-30 bruce and beth... after four days of meetings this week, the iowa utilities board again delayed a
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allow 346 miles of crude oil pipeline under iowa farmland. theheompany dakota access wants to build the pipeline to carry crude from north dakota to illinois. it would run through 19 iowa counties. regulators in illinois and north and south dakota have already approved the pipeline. the iowa utilities board said it was considering making a decision this week. but today, it decided to schedu another meeting for a week from friday, and two in march. the democratic- controlled iowa senate today passed legislation that would halt the state's plans to transition to a private medicaid program.he chamber voted 29 to 19 thursdayayor the bill, which would end iowawa contracts with three private companies. senate democrats recently sent a letter to president barack obama asking him to stop the privatization process. the republican- controlled house isn't expected to take up the measure. the transition is set to take effect on march 1st. one year after dubuque police launched an
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been a success. the site, i-d for p-d, features surveillance pictures of suspected criminals and vehicles that police have not been able to identify. our coverage partner, k-d- t-h radio, reports more than 60 percent of the cases police posted have resulted in arrests. police say they hope to do an even better job posting cases. so far, they've posted 21 cases since the site launched in january 2015. the dubuque school district is trying to help middle school students recognize and avoid unhealthy relationships. today, a district-wide students. a grant from the office of violence against women sponsored the event. the summit focused on preventing dadang violence, domestic violence, sexual assaults, high school students. kcrg t-v nine's dubuque bureau chief katie wiedemann joins us live with more. katt, some of the kids involved in this discussion are as young as 12.
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communicating these very mature topics in an age- appropriate way? one way is by having the message come from students who are just a little older. today a group of high school students led the discussions with the middle school students. the e ea is for the younger students to get the message from people who've recently been there, done that. about one hundred fifty 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from several different middle schools spent e day listening to high school students explain what's age appropriate when it comes to healthy relationships. according to the national organization called "break the cycle", peer to peer education on sensitive topics helps students better listen and understand those topics. that's opposed to hearing the message from a teacher or other adult. a lot of stuff we do in high school, they are not ready for yet. so it's kind of heart breaking. hearing the stories that the things they are
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things i didn't go through until i was in high schoolol" one portion of today's summit focused on middle school students and sexting. that comes after several middle school students were bted sending nude photos to each other last fall. coming up at six, we talk with students about how sexting is impacting sexual relationships in that age group. live in dubuque katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 news kcrg-tv nine is proud to honor outstanding volunteers in eastern iowa. and tonight we feature a cedar rapids woman who's helping middle school girls learn some iortant skills.
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watch for some flurries and scattered snow will be light,
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falling snow always can bring some slick travel spots. friday is a quiet day after any flurries move out in the morning with a high near 20. the winds do gegestronger, from the northwest, and that chill remains in the air into saturd. sunday, for valentine's day, we see another round of snow. more heartwarming weather, with highs near or topping 40, arrives early next week. have a good nigh tonight: light snow likely y w: 14-4-0 winds: sw 5-10tomorrow: early am snow, clearing high: 17-23 winds: nw 15-30tomorrow night: mostly clear low: -3-3 winds: nw 5-15saturday: mostly sunny, chilly high: 14 - low: 0 sunday: snow likely high: 26 - low: 8 monday: mostly cloudy
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rain/snow high: 38 - low: 23 wednesday: partly cloudy high: 39 - low: 25 thursday: mostly cloudy high: 45 - low: 24 thanks joe. the occupation of a national wilife refuge in oregon is now over. the last four hold-outs surrendered to f-b-i agents today. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9.
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thanks joe. the occupation of a national wildlife refuge in oregon is now over. the last four hold-outs surrendered to f-b-i agents today. stay wh your 24 hour
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eastern iowa. st. luke's hospital in cedar rapids says right now it has 57 nursing positions that are open. it says a number of those openings are because older nurses are retiring. at the same time, the hospital system's patients are growing older and requiring more care. the hospital's director of acute adult services says it also needs more nurses to help facilitate changes in the entire healthcare experience. "how healthcare is changing is it's outreach, to homes, to clinics,s,hings that were previously done in a hospital are being done in an ambulatory basis. as healthcare looks different the positions
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provide it are changing, and that's providing competition even within our own organization for those resources." the hospital says it's looking at interns and working with local colleges to recruit prospects and fill the gaps. the state treasurer here in iowa wants to offer retirement accounts to private sector workers if their employers don't offer savings plans. retirement savings iowa would be modeled after iowa's college savings plan. treasurer michael fitzgerald says he wants the program to be voluntary for employees. he saidide also wants participants to benefit from tax advantages. today stock prices fell for the fourth straight day on wall street. investors are reacting to oil prices sinking to their lowest level since 2003. and they worry that interest rates could remain low and drain bank profits. while all three major u-s indexes finished lower, they recovered
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in the day. the occupation of a national wildlife refuge in oregon is now over. the final four occupiers surrendered today after f-b-i agents in armored vehicles surrounded the refuge. they were the last remaining members of a group that seized the wildlife area nearly six weeks ago. the group wanted the government to turn over land to locals and release two ranchers who went to jail for setting fires. f-b-i agents say no one was hurt when the four surrendered today. they're all facing a federal felony charge of conspiracy of keeping federal workers from doing their jobs. a cedar rapids woman is using a culinary program to help young girls learn about serving others. she's one othe extraordinary volunteers kcrg-tv9 is reregnizing this year. you'll meet her next. and the cedar rapids titans open their new season tomorrow with their own favre quarterback on e roster. stay with h ur 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9.
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pleased again this year to honor nine outstanding volunteers from throughout eastern iowa. we call them our nine who care. everybody likes to eat. but not everybody knows how to cook. and a lot of people just hatcleaning up. so why not make all three -- c cking, eating, and clcln-up -- a fun lelening event? cindy nicholson of cedar rapids, does just that. this is caf 361 at work.it might look a bit chaotic at times, but cindy nicholson knows exactly what's going on. "are we under control out re? are we under control in here? yupok." each month, cindy leads a group of voluntntrs and about 15 rls from the cedar rapids area. they spend their afternoon at the first
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preparing a huge community dinner they'll serve that night to about a hundred people. "the girls want to get together to cook. but it's much more than just about the cooking. 6:31;29 it's a lot about leadership. it's a t about communication skills. and it's a lot about teamwork." caf 361 evolved from a boys and girls club summer program involving middle school girls. it's now in its third yea "we wanted to give them opportunities to be together, to have fun, to learn skills, be exposed to really positive role models, young professionals, which we have here. just a variety ofthings." but caf 361 goes far beyond cooking up a big dinner. "where's the spoon? where's the spoon? melanie, can we borrow a spoon please?" the girls have also visited college culinary programs, and even prepared and served food at homeless shelters.
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ready, and it's time for the guests to arrive. this was on dr. martin luther king day, so the menu featured soul food. the guests love the dinner, but the girls love cindy. "she's very kind and sweet, and she carar about all of us." "nats of program" the girls put on a little program at each dinner, and they also sit at different tables, improving their communication skills. "we've had some girls who were extremely shy who've sort of come out of their shell. we've had some who are not so shy but who've just blossomed even further." so how does cindy feel about being a nine who care award winner? "mostly humbled, because i have to say i could not do this program without all the help that i do get." "she wouldn't have to be here. she chose to do this. she chose to hang out with us andndelp us. some people don't even want to do that, so thank you! " thank you to cindy nicholson, one of our nine who care. each of our nine who care winners will receive 500
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favorite charities. and this saturday, we'll announce which one of them will go to washington d-c in june to compete for the jacqueline kennedy onassis jefferson award for volunteerism. the cedar rapids titans are getting ready for their season opener tomorrow evening. this year, the team will have a favre quarterback in their midst. the e tans recently signed dylan favre, nephew of legendary former green bay packers quarterback brett favre. dylan played at the university of tennessee- martin. he said today indoor football is a different game from outdoor. but he says he's looking forward to the season. "you'll see a guy who gives it everything he has. every time i step out he good or bad, just do everything can to help my team win. " the titans will take on the iowa barnstormers tomorrow at 7:05 p-m. it'll be at home, at the u-s cellular center. now here's a look at some of what you'll see at 5:30 on a-b-c. coming up, donald trump's bold prediction tonight. also, hillary clinton to face off with
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sweeping in. it'll feel below zero across much of the country. gas at 99 cents. ananbreaking news involving bill cosby's wife. recapping today's top story, a federal dubuque schools say sexting is becoming a real problem for students, even as young as s ddle school.l. and a federal magistrate orders the owners of a private zoo near manchester to find new homes for their exotic animals. see these stories and more
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magistrate says a private zoo near manchester has 90 days to find new homes for their lemurs and tigers. today, the magistrate ruled that cricket hollow zoo is not capable of caring for any endangered species without court approval. the ruling comes after the animal legal defense fund sued the cricket hollow zoo for endangered species s ct violations. let's go back to joe now for a final look at tonight's forecast. watch for some flurries and scattered snow showers tonight. accumulations will be light,, staying under an inch, but falling snow always can bring some slick travel spots. friday is a quiet day after any flurries move out in the morning with a high near 20. the winds do get stronger, from the northwest, and that chill remains i ithe air into saturday. . nday, for valentine's day, we see another round of snow. more heartwarming weather, with highs near or
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next week. have a good night. tonight: light snow likely low: 14-20 winds: sw 5-10tomorrow: early am s tonight, the race for the white house and donald trump's bold prediction. the republin front-runner and what he said is coming, if he wins souththarolina. just as his feud with jeb bush takes a new turn tonight. hillary clinton set to face off with bernie sanders, as they now battle for the south. get ready for the d dp freeze. the arctic blast across more than 20 states. the dangerous commute already. it will feel well below zero across much of this country. tonight, the fbi ordering med proteteers to surrender. >> i'm a free man, i will die a free man. >> the standoff taking a dramatic turn, and we're there. the deadly gas explosion and now the charges tonight. two people killed, thrhr bubudings leveled. and prosecutors this evening arguing, it was all because of greed. and we have breaking news

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