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believe a pick-up intentionally rammed into a walmart in pella, killing three people inside. and dozens of people in dubuque voice their opinions on whether a controversial book belongs in a high school classroom. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at 10 . a reliable car is a necessity for most people, and but for many americans, owning a car is just too costly. that's why a few years ago the salvation army partnered with some area sponsors to help fill the need for those cars in the cedar rapids area. kcrg t-v nine's forrest saunders joins us in the studio tonight to explain. forrest, this is really something special that these sponsors are doing. simply put, they give cars to those who can't afford to get one of their own. each year, a salvation army committee meets to pick a
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then, at an event, like tonight's, the group hands over the keys catching the recipient totally by surprise. nat stunned silence. that's how this single parent of two reacted when he found out the car behind him was now his. "what was the first thing that went through your head when they said your name?""thank god. this is something you definitely need. going without it has been a struggl that struggle for two years, ever since thieves stole his truck and insurance wouldn't cover a replacement. he and his family have had to make do, relying heavily on public transit. not ideal. "you simply cannot get to all the places you want to get to in a day. it takes an hour to go this way. two hours to go that way." millions of low-income americans face the same challenge. according to 2012 u-s labor data, transportatio n is the
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costs. two years later, a report found those in poverty were three times as likely to use public transit as those with higher income. "a while back, we thought this program up in a matter of about three weeks." troy benham with marion tire thought up the car giveaway one night while lying in bed. a half decade later, miles of smiles has helped as many families in as many years get on the road in their own vehicle. it's completely free. registration, taxes, evn been taken care of. plus, there's a trunk full of food, to boot. "there's no words. to be able to get around the way we're going to be able to get around compared to what we have been going through you can't measure it." another thing you can't measure? andrew's appreciation. again this couldn't have happened without the salvation army and all of the donors who helped purchase and fix the car up. miles of smiles will return again next year. bruce?
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let's check in with meteorologist justin gehrts? justin, it's now december. do we need to brace for cold weather yet? our weather won't change much over the next couple days. skies remain cloudy tonight but the wind will die down as lows drop to near 30. we're back in the upper 30s tomorrow with a mainly cloudy sky. temperatures remain similar on saturday, although we might manage to squeeze in a few breaks in the clouds here or there. by saturday night, snow showers will start to lift in from the souh sunday. they may mix with some rain before ending sunday afternoon. at this point, it appears any accumulations should be minor. we'll get a break on monday before our next system moves in for the middle of next week. this one should be primarily snow but the details of who will get what remain in question. one thing is quite certain - we'll be turning pretty chilly for a few days at the end of the week! tonight: cloudy. wind: w 5-10. low: 31 alo: 30
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pick-up crashed through the front doors of the walmart in pella. and the state patrol believes it was an accident. the truck smashed through some displays inside the store. two of the three people who died worked there. the crash also hospitalized the driver and one other person. the state patrol has not released any of the victims' names. after the crash, police employee, who was not working at the time, described the scene. "i just heard a loud crash, you know, and a loud banging noise, i knew something was amiss, i looked up and i saw several people running in that direction." " a pickup running through a walmart. i know they're all designed differently, but there's a lot of stuff up front.
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reformed church in pella held a prayer service for the dead and the injured from that the crash. the linn county attorney says a county supervisor has chosen to, in his words, "politicize our legal process of justice." jerry vander sanden made those comments after supervisor stacey walker called for a special prosecutor to handle a grand jury review of a police shooting that seriously wounded a man. statement today that said one of his duties is to attend the grand jury and give it legal advice. his satement said, "i fully intend to discharge this responsibility in a professional, conscientious and ethical manner." the seven member grand jury is reviewing the november first shooting of jerime mitchell. cedar rapids police officer lucas jones wounded him during an altercation after a traffic stop near coe college. the shooting paralyzed
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he's currently in rehab. it looks like iowa city's new police chief will be coming from altoona. the city manager has recommended that the city council approve jody matherly to head the police department. he's been the altoona police chief since 2012. he was previously the chief in grinnell. he's also worked for police departments in michigan. after a discussion lasting nearly three hours, a dubuque school committee decided to take no action on a book that some people want the district to ban. being a wallflower" will continue to be assigned reading for a literature class at hempstead high school. more than a hundred people packed the room where the committee held a lengthy discussion about the book tonight. some parents had complained about the book containing sex scenes and depictions of drug and alcohol use. tonight, the committee heard from some of those parents. but most speakers supported the book. "12:15 the inundation of pornography and obscenity
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"17:15 the characters are fragile; happy at times; indifferent at times suffering. in other words, it portrays them as being like all of us. they're characters high schoolers can relate to." speakers included current and former students, teachers, and parents. this could be the final year that students attend one elementary school in washington county. considering whether to shut down the ainsworth school building and send those students elsewhere. and president- elect donald trump announced his pick for defense secretary during a rally tonight in ohio. first here's a look at the most viewed stories today on kcrg dot com. stay with your 24 hour
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force the highland school district to close an elementary school in washington county. right now, ainsworth elementary has about 70 students from pre- kindergarten through fifth grade. it's part of the highland district, which serves the ainsworth and riverside communities. but kcrg t-v nine's jordee kalk reports the future of the ainsworth school is uncertain. there are fewer elementary aged students in this small town, and that has the district ainsworth's lone school. mark thompson/par ent 26:41, "pretty unfortunate if they have to close... we don't want that at all."the district says nothing is finalized. school leaders have to determine the cost per student... and how closing a school may save money for the district. for many ainsworth parents the process can be frustrating. mark: 26:45, 'it would be nice to see everyone get along.. this school year, the district says it was forced to cut $500,000 from its annual budget, because of a lack of state funding. in 2015, the district asked
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school to replace old school buildings in ainsworth and riverside. the school district says this would have saved the district $250,000 a year. but voters rejected the proposal. mark: 26:59, "it would have been nice to see central side i believe it would have been in everyone's best interest." standup: some parents say this possible school closure is a long time coming. just this year the school combined the fourth and fifth grades. and parents say many fewer. the district plans to discuss the school's closure at the next several board meetings. the superintenden t says the district wants to make a final decision by february 1st. in washington county, jordee kalk, kcrg tv9 news. iowa state men's basketball took on cincinnati tonight in a rematch of last year's thriller. and this one was no different, coming down to the final few moments of
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tonight but the wind will die down as lows drop to near 30. we're back in the upper 30s tomorrow with a mainly
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saturday, although we might manage to squeeze in a few breaks in the clouds here or there. by saturday night, snow showers will start to lift in from the south and continue into sunday. they may mix with some rain before ending sunday afternoon. at this point, it appears any accumulations should be minor. we'll get a break on monday before our next system moves in for one should be primarily snow but the details of who will get what remain in question. one thing is quite certain - we'll be turning pretty chilly for a few days at the end of the week!tonight: cloudy. wind: w 5-10. low: 31 alo: 30 dbq: 30 iow: 32 tomorrow: mainly cloudy. wind: nw 5-15. high: 38 alo: 36 dbq: 37 iow: 39 tom. night: mostly cloudy. wind:
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saturday: mostly cloudy. high: 37 alo: 27 sunday: snow showers likely, possibly mixing with rain around midday before ending. high: 38 low: 29 monday: mostly cloudy. high: 40 low: 28 tuesday: chance of snow/wintry mix. high: 37 low: 28 wednesday: chance of lingering snow. high: 27 low: 20 friday: partly cloudy. high: 25 low: 16
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wrapped up a busy day with a rally in state that helped him win the election. that story is up next on tv
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president-elect donald trump began his victory tour with a rally tonight in cincinnati. that's where he announced his pick for secretary of defense... retired marine corps
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donald trump's victory lap...a thank you to battleground ohio for giving him a decisive victory. sot donald trump in ohio: " i love you, ohio, this is a great place." this rally in cincinnati ...trump's first stop on his thank you tour as the news broke that the president-elect made his pick for secretary of defense, retired marine general james "mad dog" mattis. sot trump: "they say he's the closet thing to general george patton that we have, and it's about time! it's about time!" only out of uniform for four years, congress would have pass new legislation to get mattis confirmed. the decorated leader served 40 years, lead troops in several wars and is known for his tough military tactics and strategy. but economic strategy was the focus for trump thursday in indiana praising the deal he struck with carrier air conditioning to save 1000 factory jobs bound for mexico. carrier says the state where vp elect mike pence is still the governor, offered its multi-billion dollar parent company a $7
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"these companies are not going to be leaving us anymore. they are not going to be taking people's hearts out." trump's deal is now under scrutiny by critics in washington who are demanding to know all the details. kenneth moton on camera: trump's thank you tour will continue over the next few weeks. and it will include crucial states he won and those he thought he would have done better in. kenneth moton, abc news washington. tennessee authorities say they've found three more bodies in areas where wildfires are burning. that raises the death toll from in recent weeks, the wildfires have spread from the great smoky mountains national park to the nearby tourist town of gatlinburg. firefighters are still putting out brush fires, and they're searching for survivors in those areas. coming up next tonight, scott features the t-v nine athlete of the week. and the cyclones were looking for some hilton magic tonight against cincinnati. stay with your 24 hour news
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back home tonight hosting the cincinnati bearcats. a jammed packed crowd at hilton and the cyclones came out bombs away.. matt thomas got off to a fast start with the triple.. and then donavan jackson off the bench connects from long range.. and monte morris with another big game high off the glass for two of his 15. but the bearcats
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one at the break.. thomas with the heat check early in the second half on the step back trey. and this game went down to the wire cincinnatti tied it on the gary clark jumper.. iowa state with a chance to win it in regulation but naz mittrou long is off they mark and they went to overtime.. cincinnati took a 1 one point lead on this jacob evans free throw. iowa state struggle to get a good shot with time running down. naz off the mark again and the bearcats snap winning streak against non-conference opponents winning 55-54 in overtime. ... ncaa volleyball tournament, iowa state facing purdue down in columbia, missouri ... 1st set, waverly-shell rock grad morgan kuhrt goes cross court to put the cyclones up 24-23... purdue came back with three straight points to win 26-24 ... 2nd set, kuhrt comes back again, this time with the heater... we're tied 16-
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3-0. ... northern iowa also in the big dance facing creighton in lawrence, kansas.. after losing the first two sets.. ... the panthers rallied... jesup grad piper thomas comes around for the kill, she had 14... then former dike-new hartford standout bri weber rises up for the block... but the panthers comeback falls short losing 3-2.. the uni women's basketball team lost south dakota state tonight 61-50 former benton community all-stater madison weekley with 10 points in the loss. their was a big wrestling showdown tonight in lisbon.. h ranked alburnett. scott westerberg has more. --a couple of powerhouses doing battle at the lions den...after alburnett forfeits the first two weights, ben moyer scores a near-fall to end the first period...he wins an 11-3 major to get the pirates on the board... --lisbon goes on a run after that...cooper siebrecht at 132...this takedown is part of a 7-1 decision to put the lions in front 15-4... --then at 138, chase mclaughlin gives lisbon six more points with his first
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at 152 with kanan morris....butteris holds on for a 4-3 decision... --at 160, alburnett's tucker franklin uses this reverse as part of his 8-6 decision but the pirates had to forfeit 8 weight as lisbon wins the dual 48-16. from lisbon, scott westerberg tv9 sports. and finally it's time for another edition of the kcrg tv-9 athlete of the week sponsored by cedar rapids toyota. marion 5"10 junior guard chloe rice can fill against mount vernon.. chloe scored 20 points.. and had 5 rebounds, 5 assist, and five steals in the win. chloe is trying to help lead marion back to the state tournament where they lost in the semi-finals last year. what kind of goals have you set as a team? individual steps we are not trying to focus on the end right now it takes everyday to get their by that time we will be ready for state and the championship game. so you said championship game that is the goal? that is
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doesn't take a drill off she hates to lose. i notice you are an inside player you like to take the three what do you enjoy most? lately i have been working on my outside shots more because i have been able to get to the rim in the past years i have been changing it up a little. so they have to respect you if you hit that outside shot that is the goal yea. your coach was a good basketball player at mount mercy has he told you. he told me. you are going to have a shooting contest with him you bear crawl killers. you can beat him! i can beat him. chloe who is one of the best free throw shooters in the state took on coach in a free throw shooting contest and lets just say rice doesn't miss and she stepped up and went 10-10.. it looked like she could 100 straight.. so coach had to go 10-10 to force a playoff but he missed on his second shot
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an old man can do.. and lets just say at the end of of one killer coach was dead.. i was about to call 911 get and get the ambulance... but he did manage to crawl across the line before collapsing.. thanks scott. one last look at the forecast, justin... our wea over the next couple days. skies remain cloudy tonight but the wind will die down as lows drop to near 30. we're back in the upper 30s tomorrow with a mainly cloudy sky. temperatures remain similar on saturday, although we might manage to squeeze in a few breaks in the clouds here or there. by saturday night, snow showers will start to lift in from the south and continue into sunday. they may mix with some rain before ending sunday afternoon. at this point, it appears any accumulations should be minor. we'll get a break on monday before our next system moves in for the middle of next week. this one should be primarily snow but the details of who will get what remain in question. one thing is quite certain - we'll be turning pretty chilly for a few days at the end of
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"jimmy kimmel live"! tonight jake gyllenhaal hailee steinfeld the results of our youtube halloween challenge, and music from keith urban. and now, you know him you love him, here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] ? >> jimmy: i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thanks for watching. thanks to all of you for coming. i hope you had a pleasant halloween. by the way, we'll be taking children's candy away from them

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