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their list because we've have two floods in eight years. " rod blum and monica vernon talk federal flood funding among many other topics in their only debate for iowa's first congressiona l district. donald trump's running mate, mike pence, makes a stop in iowa today. it's a day ahead of visits from both trump and hillary clinton in cedar rapids. one woman in eastern iowa was tired of seeing a trump billboard and no representation from the other side. so she decided to buy space on a billboard. for some people living near a proposed town home complex in cedar rapids. they begged the city council to block the project. a farmer with the dakota access pipeline on her property says the fight is not over. she hopes to stop it from getting up and running. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news morning news. good morning and welcome into
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meteorologist kaj o'mara joins us live at green square in downtow cedar rapids. plan on a cloudy thursday. while there will probably be some breaks in the clouds later today, it'll be too little too late for the october sunshine to push the temperatures around. tomorrow, however, is a different story. a strong warm front is still on track to move increasing the wind substantially and allowing for widespread highs into the 70s. while records are safe at the moment, we'll continue to watch this going forward. the weekend continues to look decent with highs primarily in the 60s. by halloween, our next surge of warm air moves into the region with highs at least into the mid- 70s for all areas. it'll be windy again as well!today: cloudy in the morning. gradual clearing in the afternoon. wind: w 5-10 high: 54 tonight: mostly clear. wind: se 5-10. low: 46 tomorrow: partly cloudy. breezy and milder. wind: sw 15-25 high: 74 tom. night: partly cloudy. wind: sw 5-15. low: 55
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dozens of people in northeast cedar rapids say they're not happy about a planned town home complex that would go up in their area. they say they want the city to block construction. the project would be at 44-80 blairs ferry road - that's west milburn road, about a mile west of include 50 town home units. people who live in surrounding areas say high density housing is a problem for the area. a nearby homeowner says traffic is one of the biggest concerns. 23:44:06;02 "the proposal has one entrance into the development and there likely would be 100 cars plus with 50 units coming and going out of that property every day onto blairs ferry rd so traffic is a big concern. " the city council will talk about these concerns during its
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earlier this week, the cedar rapids city council rejected a plan to build apartments on edgewood road northwest. the proposal called for 41 affordable housing units, including five for people battling homelessness. several agencies in linn county say the area needs more affordable housing. so groups and developers are proposing, and even moving forward, with new projects. the group, four oaks, plans to remodel 100 homes in the wellington heights neighborhood in cedar rapids. four oaks serves about 900 affordable housing units throughout the city. family homes, duplexes, and apartments. but four oaks says the area needs dozens more additional units. "6:17, if you're a child and you're unstably housed you move every year that's incredibly difficult for a child and i think the more stable environment we can provide the more stable adults will be" four oaks says management and
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housing work. republican vice presidential nominee mike pence will campaign in fort dodge today. the indiana governor is holding a rally at iowa central community college at 1:30 this afternoon. doors open for that event at 11:30 this morning. friday will be a busy day of politicking in cedar rapids. both presidential candidates will be coming to the city tomorrow. hillary clinton will be at the newbo city market at 1:15 in the afternoon. and donald trump will be at seven o'clock that night. while the part of the dakota access pipeline is set to go into her farmfield, a calhoun county farmer is looking at the bigger picture. shirley gerjets is getting help from bold iowa,which has set up the farmer defense camp in her yard. they are preparing to camp there as long as possible to get their voices heard. the group is concerned with the consequences of a leaking pipeline. they say that will lead quite a few problems, including compromised water quality. "what we are hoping is they'll never get oil through it..we are hoping somewhere along the
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need this " gerjets says they will do nothing illegal and she is against the the acts of vandalism on the pipeline. one of the popular jobs kids want to have when they grow up--an astronaut. in just a few minutes, we talk live with an iowan who grew up to live that dream. some clouds this morning, but no more rain. next.
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the clouds later today, it'll be too little too late for the october sunshine to push the temperatures around. tomorrow, however, is a
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track to move in from the southwest tomorrow, increasing the wind substantially and allowing for widespread highs into the 70s. while records are safe at the moment, we'll continue to watch this going forward. the weekend continues to look decent with high in the 60s. by halloween, our next surge of warm air moves into the region with highs at least into the mid- 70s for all areas. it'll be windy again as well!today: cloudy in the morning. gradual clearing in the afternoon. wind: w 5-10
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and milder. wind: sw 15-25 high: 74 tom. night: partly cloudy. wind: sw 5-15. low: 55 thanks kaj. thanks kaj. here's a first look at good
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trt oc he's not stopping? you're kidding me, right? >> reporter: this morning's "gma first look," the woman in the front seat of this terrifying ride-along with police is speaking out. >> he has a gun. no, no, no, no, no. >> shots i didn't know how to react. i was thinking about my kids. i'm like, i'm going the die. >> reporter: 29-year-old jessica said she new shadowing a california police officer sunday night could be dangerous but never expected something like this. 14 shots fired at the patrol car. two of them passing right between the officer and jessica. another flattening a tire. >> it's a miracle that we're alive.
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>> reporter: the new video spark outrage. police saying they're taking a closer look at their ride-along pog si. we'll have more "gma first look cane that whit wofrt, los angeles. campbell's one dish recipes. one pan, less than 30 minutes. because if they aren't going to eat it, at least you didn't spend too much time making it. campbell's one dish recipes. made for real, real life. i'm lucky to get through a shift without a disaster. my bargain detergent couldn't keep up. so, i switched to tide pods. they're super concentrated, so i get a better clean. tide. number one rated.
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country where you live... but out of the earth's atmosphere. peggy whitson is from a small town in southern iowa, and is once again is about to launch into outer space. whitson is going to the international space station in a few weeks for her third mission. she will serve as the flight engineer for the iss expedition crew and then transition to commander in february. she'll spend five months at the station to do hundreds of research and technology demonstratio ns not possible on earth. from star city, russia, which is southeast of moscow. that's where the training center is. peggy, as a veteran to the space station, what are you looking forward to this time around? peggy is 56, from mount ayr originally. graduate of iowa wesleylan and doctorate from rice .she will be the flight engineer on the expedition 50 . traveling with a russian and a frenchman
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on expedition 51 as the flight commander and that return trip to scheduled for april 2017.this will be her third flight to the international space station, after 2002 and 2007/2008 . i interviewed her soon after she returned to earth in april or may of 2008. historical note: during expedition 16, whitson became the first woman to command the iss. she also has six spacewalks. flight's purpose: five months in space with about 250 "research investigations" that cannot be done on earth. she will be coming to us from star city, russia - the site of the first ever successful manned launch of a human into earth's orbit . peggy, you're coming to us from star city -- the site of the 1961 gagarin launch during the space race of the 1960s. you're going up with one person from russia and one from france. how striking is the international feel of a mission like this for global good amid your research while in space? whitson and her crewmates, oleg novitskiy of the russian federal space agency and thomas pesquet of the european space agency, will launch on november 15 u.s.
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their soyuz ms-03 spacecraft to the international space station. after arriving at the station, they will join expedition 50 nasa astronaut shane kimbrough and roscosmos cosmonauts sergey ryzhikov and andrey borisenko. peggy, can you give us an example of one of the investigations that you and the expedition 50 crew will work on? peggy is 56, from mount ayr originally. graduate of iowa wesleylan
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on the expedition 50 . traveling with a russian and a frenchman , they will dock at the iss. peggy will fly back on expedition 51 as the flight commander and that return trip to scheduled for april 2017.this will be her third flight to the international space station, after 2002 and 2007/2008 . i interviewed her soon after she returned to earth in april or may of 2008. historical note: during expedition 16, whitson became the first woman to command the iss. she also has six spacewalks. flight's purpose: five months in space with about 250 "research investigations" that cannot be done on earth. she will be coming to us from star city, russia - the site of the first ever successful manned launch of a human into earth's orbit . thank you peggy. against cleveland. chicago dominated the second game partially thanks to a good start from their first pitcher. its here is a live look at .
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meteorologist kaj o'mara joins us now from downtown cedar rapids with your first alert forecast. plan on a cloudy thursday. while there will probably be some breaks in the clouds later today, it'll be too little too late for the october sunshine to push the temperatures around. tomorrow, however, is a different story. a
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increasing the wind substantially and allowing for widespread highs into the 70s. while records are safe at the moment, we'll continue to watch this going forward. the weekend continues to look decent with highs primarily in the 60s. by halloween, our next surge of warm air moves into the region with highs at least into the mid- 70s for all areas. it'll be windy again as well!today: cloudy in the morning. gradual clearing in the afternoon. wind: w 5-10 high: 54 tonight: mostly clear. wind: se 5-10. low: 46 tomorrow: partly cloudy. breezy and milder. wind: sw 15-25 high: 74 tom. night: partly cloudy. wind: sw 5-15.
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that little voice inside the heads of cubs fans kept popping up all throughout wednesday. "what if we don't win ga victory was a statement... returning to cleveland for game 2 last night... frozen managers and all. cubs already up 1-0 in the top of the 3rd. chicago's kyle schwarber slaps a hit on a 3-0 count to center field. anthony rizzo trucks home. 2-0 chicago... a much better start for the cubbies. chicago starting pitcher jake arietta was "on point" as the kids like to say. tapping the top of the strike zone in the third inning. top of the 5th, the cubs crack the game open. ben zobrist, former royals world
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around the corner. rizzo scores from 1st and is need of some oxygen. zobrist gets a triple. we miss him in kansas city -- he's great in victory parades. chicago wins 5-1. the series is tied at 1... games 3, 4 and 5 are all in chicago -- starting tomorrow night. university of iowa engineering
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stomp, crinkle the students worked in groups to design and test the rockets - made o pushing air through a pipe and pushing the rocket up. the goal was to hit a bucket on a balcony. unfortunately, none of the rockets made it to the bucket. many of them are still stuck in the rafters of the building. "anytime you're faced with an engineering problem solving challenge, you have to gather information, you have to try to apply applicable theory and you're trying to come up with a solution. " unfortunately, none of the rockets made it to the bucket. many of them are still
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donald trump is defending his decision to take a break from campaigning to attend a ribbon-cutting for his new hotel. the republican nominee says he wanted to go for his children and to celebrate the accomplishment. trump also criticized people for not making as big a deal of rival hillary clinton attending an adele concert tuesday night for her birthday. "happy birthday, happy birthday chat" hillar with chants of "happy birthday" as she arrived at a florida rally on her 69th birthday yesterday. the democratic presidential nominee says she intends to reach out to republican leaders in congress next month. she also spent time with a former trump employee. the details on that and comments from trump next. stay with kcrg-tv9.
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it's october 27th. here's what you need to know today. " if they could please put this on their list because we've have two floods in eight years. " federal flood funding among many other topics in their only debate for iowa's first congressiona l district. donald trump's running mate, mike pence, makes a stop in iowa today. it's a day ahead of visits from both trump and hillary clinton in cedar rapids. one woman in eastern iowa was tired of seeing a trump billboard and no representation from the other side. so she decided to buy space on a billboard. traffic is the biggest concern for some people living near a proposed town home complex in
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a farmer with the dakota access pipeline on her property says the fight is not over. she hopes to stop it from getting up and running. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news morning news. good morning and welcome into your thursday.... us live at green square in downtow cedar rapids. plan on a cloudy thursday. while there will probably be some breaks in
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today, it'll be too little too late for the october sunshine to push the temperatures around. tomorrow, however, is a different story. a strong warm front is still on track to move in from the southwest tomorrow, increasing the wind substantially and allowing for widespread highs into the 70s. while records are safe at the moment, we'll continue to watch this going forward. the weekend continues to look decent with highs primarily in the 60s. by halloween, our next surge of warm air with highs at least into the mid- 70s for all areas. it'll be windy again as well!today: cloudy in the morning. gradual clearing in the afternoon. wind: w 5-10 high: 54 tonight: mostly clear. wind: se 5-10. low: 46 tomorrow: partly cloudy. breezy and milder. wind: sw 15-25 high: 74 tom. night: partly cloudy. wind: sw 5-15. low: 55
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the candidates are hitting more battleground states today. donald trump is defending this break from the campaign trial and hillary clinton is working to keep her lead in the polls. a-b-c's kenneth moton reports. today donald trump is ohio bound... sot donald trump "we are going to win the white house believe me." last night, he was in north carolina going tit for tat with rival hillary clinton who called him out for taking a break to open "she said, i used illegal immigrants to build the building. except i didn't use one" clinton...spent her 69th birthday in florida where she campaigned with jose andres, the spanish american chef who pulled out of trump's dc hotel because of his comments about mexicans. sot hrc "today was a perfect time to have jose be with us the latest polls have clinton up but she's not taking anything for granted as millions vote early. sot hrc "we cannot stop for a minute. no complacency here. nobody flagging. we have to get everybody out to vote" also on the trail for clinton in virginia, the father of army captain
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was killed in iraq in 2004. trump attacked khan's parents after they spoke at the dnc. in an exclusive interview with george stephanopoulos for gma, trump said he has great respect for the khan family but.... sot trump "had if i were president at that time, captain khan would be alive today." comments cruel. sot khizr khan "there's no sincerity in those remarks" trump has several rallies on the books in ohio. clinton will campaign for the first time with her not- so-secret weapon first lady michelle obama in north carolina. kenneth moton, abc news washington. after growing tired of a particular campaign ad, one woman says she is leveling the
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billboard she drove past every day in dubuque. so, she raised 600 dollars to buy her own ad on the same digital billboard. parks says the display was up along highway 20 near h & r block for more than a year. she says she doesn't care for trump, but had issues with the lack of representation of other parties. her billboard doesn't mention trump or the clinton campaign. instead it has the word "vote," and lists some words she says describe the values people should ballot. "those are the values that we really care about as americans, especially as iowans. i think they represent our community more so than some of the rhetoric we've been hearing from the trump campaign and what he's been saying in his message. " parks says the trump campaign has every right to display a billboard whenever and wherever they'd like. but she says she feels there is now more balanced representatio n. tv9 reached out to trump's
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didn't hear back. a former cedar rapids substitute school teacher is now facing a felony charge for her sexual relationship with a student. mary beth haglin had originally faced a lesser charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee, which was an aggravated misdemeanor. but prosecutors upgraded that to felony sexual exploitation, citing her t-v interviews as evidence for the more serious charge. in those interviews, including one with kcrg t-v9, she admitted she had a relationship with a student at cedar rapids washington high school last school year. in a morning.. this man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute synthetic drugs. hadi sharairi owned a head shop in iowa city called zombies. prosecutors say in 2014, he sold synthetic drugs under different names, including "bizzaro" and "super nova." he faces up to 20 years in prison. a former pharmacy technician is accused of watering down opioid prescriptions of hundreds of patients at a hospital in des moines. it happened between august 26th and october seventh at methodist medical center.
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received watered-down drugs. it says the pharmacy tech used a syringe to replace the painkiller, fentanyl, with saline in vials. so instead of fentanyl, many patients got nothing more than salt water. the hospital is now offering free h-i-v tests for affected patients, although the hospital says it doesn't believe there was any risk of infection. " we were shocked, we were saddened by that. our goal here is to have the best outcome every time. and so, we have caregivers, physicians, nurses. all committed to that vis caring for patients in our community. so when something like this happens, it really reverberates through the organization." the hospital says it expects prosecutors to file federal charges against the former pharmacy tech. most cedar rapids kennedy high school students are waking up for school from the comfort of their own bed. but tonight, more than 80
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raise money and awareness for the homeless. this is video of a past sleep-out. right now, the cedar rapids school district says about 240 students are homeless. in the past, that number has ranged from 500 to 600 students over a school year. monica vernon hoped to knock the republican incumbent for the first congressional district on his voting record. and rod blum turned it back on her criticizing her days as city council member during their first and only debate. u meteorologist kaj o'mara is up right after the break.
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live in downtown cedar rapids. plan on a cloudy thursday. while there will probably be some breaks in the clouds later today, it'll be too little too late for the october sunshine to push the temperatures around. tomorrow, however, is a different story. a strong warm front is still on track to move in from the southwest tomorrow, increasing the wind substantially and allowing for widespread highs into the 70s.
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continue to watch this going forward. the weekend continues to look decent with highs primarily in the 60s. by halloween, our next surge of warm air moves into the region with highs at least into the mid- 70s for all areas. it'll be windy again as well!today: cloudy in the morning. gradual clearing in the afternoon. wind: w 5-10 high: 54 tonight: os wind: se 5-10. low: 46 tomorrow: partly cloudy. breezy and milder. wind: sw 15-25 high: 74 tom. night: partly cloudy. wind: sw 5-15.
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shooting first hand, a pastor wants to end violence among teens. he reached out to a group of young people in the most impactful way he knew how. stay with your 24 hour news
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congressiona l district talked tough with less than two weeks until election day. as kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders shows us, republican rod blum and democrat monica vernon made the most of last night's first and only debate - seen on kcrg 9.2 -- trading shots from the start. vernon and blum each fired a few shots at one another wednesday night. first blood went to vernon who claimed blum was playing the blame game in d-c when it came to federal funding for cedar rapids' flood mitigation. "to me, and a lot of other hard working people out here, it just sounds like a lot of finger pointing." blum shot back reminding the audience how long it took for federal dollars to get approval, pointing a finger at vernon. "it took you monica vernon and the city council six years. that's not exactly overnight." later, vernon went after blum's voting record, saying he supported a medicare voucher
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"those were votes. you voted to do those things. i think those are moves that would be very, very destructive." blum said vernon was stretching the truth. that the vote was for a budget bill, which are often full of thousands of ideas, not necessarily policy. "they're not legislation. they're not laws. they are not binding." now on the attack, blum hit vernon on her support of the iran nuclear agreement. he called it was a head scratcher that would allow the middle eastern country to become a nuclear power. vernon called it progress. "it's gotten inspectors in there. there's concrete in the core of that reactor. there's been more communication. it's slowed down things." finally, vernon called out blum for his continued support of donald trump. she said blum's endorsement of trump was telling. " has disparaged nearly every ethnic group, every religious group. he's been a sexual predator toward women." blum, turned things around. "he's a crude new york city guy." "i'll say as an aside, most americans agree, hillary clinton is a pathological liar. both of them have personality flaws." polls have shown blum slipping into a dead heat withhis oppone double digit lead, has dwindled to a one point deficit for the first-term congressman, according to gba startegies. they point to trump for blum's slump. in cedar rapids, forrest saunders, kcrg-tv9 news. republican vice presidential
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dodge today. the indiana governor will be holding a rally a 1:30 p-m. doors open for that event at 11:30. while campaigning in colorado yesterday, pence says hillary clinton was being too presumptuous about her plans after the november election. pence says clinton is assuming she will win and she may not. the indiana governor also told rally attendees to vote republican up and down the ballot. "and tell your republican friends to come home and make sure hillary clinton is never elected president." "
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pennsylvania today. and both presidential candidates will be in cedar rapids on friday. democrat hillary clinton will be at newbo city market at 1:15 p-m.. she will campaign in des moines later that day. and republican donald trump will bring his campaign to the mcgrath amphitheatre. that event begins at 7 p-m on friday. des moines police say they are now following several leads in the shooting that critically injured a 14-year-old boy. this morning, yore jieng is still in hospital after someone shot him in the head. the b this is a time to reach out to young people about stopping violence. every wednesday, jieng attended a youth outreach program at zion lutheran church in des moines. the church's youth pastor says he is on a ventilator and in serious condition after monday night's shooting near downtown. he says he hopes this incident makes younger people understand the consequences of violence. "i believe it's going to be students like you that get tired of the violence! get tired of going to funerals! how many young people have to die before some of us get a clue that we need to wake up " police say they don't know if
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a decrease in staff is forcing the dubuque county jail to temporarily close its juvenile detention center. according to our coverage partner k-d-t-h, that change will begin on tuesday. authorities say the training process to transition part-time employees into full-time is taking longer than expected. they hope to reopen in the spring. juvenile offenders will be transferred to facilities in waterloo it can sometimes feel almost impossible to get your kids to eat fruits and vegetables. while most kids grow out it, but there is a small chance they may not. that can lead to people who go their whole lives omitting entire food groups from their diet. more extreme cases could even be considered a disorder or an eating anxiety. "10:03:35;13 people come in for treatment there is a clinically significant distress as what is suggested by cutting out those groups because vitamin-wise, mineral-wise bloodwork looks like there's a
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tonight at 6, kcrg-tv9's samantha myers looks at picky eaters and the dangers - short and long-term - that can come from it. now for our morning mugshot. the marion first united methodist church is holding a holiday bazaar this saturday. anyone who attends can shop for things like baked goods, books, and hand crafted gifts to name a few. there will also be a coffee shop open in the morning and lunch served later on. the event starts at 8:30 in the morning and goes until that's at 8th avenue and 12 street in marion. if you have a non-profit event or organization you'd like to see featured... send us an e-mail... mugshot at kcrg-dot-com. " " republican vice presidential
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dodge today. the indiana governor is holding a rally at iowa central community college at 1:30 this afternoon. doors open for that event at 11:30 this mornin donald trump is campaigning throughout ohio today. hillary clinton has an event in north carolina this afternoon. first lady michelle obama will join the democratic presidential nominee. both candidates will be in cedar rapids tomorrow. about 80 cedar rapids kennedy high school students are sleeping outside tonight. the students are doing it to raise money and awareness for the homeless. right now, the cedar rapids school district says about 240 students are homeless.
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plan on a cloudy thursday. while there will probably be some breaks in the clouds later today, it'll be too little too late for the october sunshine to push the temperatures around. tomorrow, however, is a different story. a strong warm front is still on track to move in from the southwest tomorrow, increasing the wind substantially and allowing for widespread highs into the 70s. while records are safe at the moment, we'll continue to watch this going forward. the weekend continues to look decent with highs next surge of warm air moves into the region with highs at least into the mid- 70s for all areas. it'll be windy again as well! today: cloudy in the morning. gradual clearing in the afternoon. wind: w 5-10 high: 54 tonight: mostly clear. wind: se 5-10. low: 46 tomorrow: partly cloudy. breezy and milder. wind: sw 15-25 high: 74 tom. night: partly cloudy. wind: sw 5-15. low: 55
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off to a good start. good morning america is next.
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good morning, america. breaking news. new polls show the race tightening as newly leaked clinton e-mails detail how the former president made millions after he left the white house. what an aide calls bill clinton inc. our abc news exclusive. donald trump, his wife and those leaked e-mails. >> george, george, she is so guilty. >> doubles down on his claims avenue rigged system. >> it's record-setting bad treatment what i'm getting. it's the greatest pile-o history. >> and his strategy in the war against isis. >> you can tell your military expert i'll sit down and i'll teach him a couple of things. >> his wife melania opens up about abuse allegations. >> they were lies. >> with just 12 days till the election. breaking overnight, two major earthquakes rock italy

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