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and it will take up to 20 years to build. for the first five years, the work will be in newbo and czech village. within five to ten years, work will get underway in kingston village and in the industrial area north of the quaker plant. after that it'll be the downtown, time check, cargill south, and penford areas. kcrg t-v nine's jill kasparie joins us live tonight to explain this. jill, where are these properties that the city wants to acquire located? the city says ultimately there will be about 25 levee system. way that are around this area in czech village. the city saysyst'll replace them and continue with negotiations with the homeowners. this building is not much to look at. since water the flood waters rushed in... 5:26:20 it was to the roof of this bubuding thieves have broken in several times. 5:27:05 i just finally let them
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pat lang says he's been waiting for the city to make plans. building a flood wall behind this building. i have city fathers were going to do with it because if they built the flood wall in front of it, i was going to tear it down and build a new control program manager rob davis says he knows this will be a long project, so crews are trying to be flexible with property owners. "for example, if you want to stay for ten years or more in the time check area you can, but if for some reason you want to leave in two years and we aren't going to build until a levee for 15, come talk to us and we'll buy you out early." and people will soon see more signs of that levee system. "5:05:45 we are getting ready for two bids. one in april and one in may, both on the east side. april is the pump station in the parking lot 44 in newbo area and in may we'll be biddingnghe sinclair levee from 16th avenue down to the old railroad bridge." as for lang, he says he
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need to buy his property. he says it's i ivitable this would happen in an area so close to the river. "5:25:37 this flood wall and the flood plain before and after e city will ensure that we are not g gng to suffer this mess again." we did talk to one man today who didn't want to give up his storage building that's also in the way of the levee. he says the longer he can stay the better. live in cedar rapids, jill kasparie, kcrg-tv9. meteorologist joe winters joins us now. joe, flurries are back in the forecast? however you look at it we will enjoy a super weekend, especially weather-wise on saturday.
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partly cloudy sky for the start of the weekend. highs respond nicely with middle 30s common. sunday brings another chance for some light snow later in the day. this is part of a system that will linger with scattered snow showers into tuesday. although amounts look light at this point, we need to watch for some windy conditions monday bringing areas of blowing snow. have a great night and a safe weekend. tonight: chance of light snow low: 20-26 winds: s 5-10tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 33-39 winds: w 5-15 a prominent cedar rapids businessman won't learn his sentence until later this month. a federal judge was expected to announce the sentence for midamar founder bill aossey today. but the judge decided to postpone the sentencing to review testimony and arguments made during a hearing today. last july, a jury convicted him of mislabeling meat products, mail and wire fraud and making false statements. a number of aossey supporters want the
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"he's just very open minded, he does things for people he h hps people out he's a very kind and gentle man and it's beyond my understanding" prosecutors asked the judge to consider a sentence that would most likely result in eight to ten years in federal prison. but the defense is asking for time served and probation. the judge is now expected toentence aossey ononebruary 25th. improvements are coming to a dangerous intersection in dubue county. the wa department of transportation plans to make changes to highway 20, at swiss valaly road. data shows the intersection has had 34 crashes over a five-year stretch, between 2010- 2014. that includes three crashes where someone was seriously hurt. katie wiedemann joins us`on the story. to the intersection?
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installed yellow flashing to alert drivers of the sharp curve and that the speed limit here is only 45 miles per hours. now the d-o-t is announcing the structurur changes crews will be making to this stretch of road in the next few years. starting sometime in 2019, crews will begin phase one of the project. that includes straightening the west bound lanes of highway 20 at swiss valley ad. the d-o-t says that will allow cars to only have to cross two lanes of traffic at a time instead of all four lanes. next, crews will construct a frontage road along the east bound lanes. the d-o-t says that will give safer access to highway 20 to residents of cedar crest subdivision. the d-o-t currently has 26 million dollars to put toward the project. some of that comes from federal funding. the rest comes from the state road use tax. that's things like vehicle and driver's license registration. and the gas tax.
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a dubuque librbry wants more funding to bring 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 bringingn a specially trained labrador to help find bed bugs. st october, the libibry discovered bedbugs in the building, forcing staff to remove two couches and hundreds of newspapers. the iowa caucuses meant big money for some businesses in the des moines area. central lighting and equipment workers spent dozens of hours setting up the risers and stages at the media center at capital square in downtown. hundreds of media members reported from the center, as caucus result flowed in monday night. the des moines company tripled its staff from 13 to 40 employees to make susu the center was ready for all
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" 40 this is stimulating the economy, puts people to work, creates more jobs " the greater des moines convention and visitors bureau estimates the caucuses brought in 10 million dollars in that area, and about 40 million dollars statewide. hawkeye busisiss is booming. for the first time ever, the hawkeye football and basketball teams earned national top five rankings in the same school year. and the successful seasons are helping businesses all across johnson county. restaurants and bars are filling up for games even on week nights. and hotels are alrea taking reservations for next footbaba season. "this year we play michigan, wisconsin, 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 aa basketball teams have also made it onto the front cover of sports illustrated this
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the university of iowa's 22nd annual dance marathon kicks off in less than an hour. the 24-hour event raises money for pediatric cancer patients and their families at the university's children's hospital. thihiis video from last year's marathon when dancers raised more than two million dollars. yououay have noticed several dozen bald eagles just south of the coralville lake dam. the eagles are hanging out on the iowa river searching for fish. the iowa department of natural resources says there are a lot of fish in the area right now. officials say eagle watching in the area has never been better, and it's partly due to the wet winter we've had. earlier this year, the u-s army corps of engineers lowerere coralville lake by more than 10 feet because of winter rainfall. that has driven a high number of fish into the area just south of the dam. thousands of people are eligible to save money
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it's through a program that offers access to name-brand software at no cost. stay with your 24-hour news source, kcrg-tv9. now that income tax season is
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is encouraging taxpayers to take advaage of a program tha could save them money. iowa free file providedefree tax preparation services to people who qualify. all they need is an internet connection. today, tax software companies -
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senator joni ernst - were at kirkwood community college to get the word out. companies like tax act showed how people can file for federal and state tax returns online for free. people who earn 62- thousand dollars or less are eligible to use the program. that's about 70 percent of all taxpayers. "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 andndasks you the quessons 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 see so many people out today and i hope that a lot of folks around this area come out to kirkwood and utilize this assistance " anyone who needs help filing their taxes can contact kirkwood's v vunteer incce tax assistance program through the deadline april 15th. more than 55-thousa iowans signed up for health insururce during the latest
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period undedethe affordable care act. the number includes people who were automatically re-enrolled this year and tse who selected a plan by the january 31st deadline. last year, , out 45- thousand iowans signed up for subsidized health care coverage. the penalty for people without health insurance is more costly this year. it's two thousand-85 dollars, or two and a halflf percent of the annual household income, whichever is greater. kirk ferentz's son is preparing to play in the super bowl thisunday. hear from the hawkeye coach on what the special moment will mean for his family. stay with your 24 hour news
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weekend, especially weather-wise onaturday. light snow and flurries tonight give way to a a partly cloudy sky for the start of the weekend. highs respond nicely with middle 30s common. sunday brings another chance for some light snow later in the day. this is part of a system that t ll linger with scattered snow showers into tuesday. although amounts look light at is
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conditions monday bringing areas of blowing snow. have a great night and a safe weekend. tonight: chance of light snow low: 20-26 winds: s 5-10tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 33-39 winds: w 5-15tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 25-31 winds: sw 5-15sunday: chance of light snow high: 38 - low: 28 monday: light snow likely, windy high: 26 - low: 26 tuesday: chance of light snow
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high: 23 - low: 6 thursday: chance of snow high: 31 - low: 13 friday:
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normally when you tear your acl you're done for at least six months.. but not western dubuque point guard morgan pitz. scott westerberg has the story. "i was like, 'oh no, this can't be right, wrong knee, wrong perern,' and then they finally showed me, and i was like, 'oh my gosh, this can't be happening.'"what happened to morgan pitzas a torn acl iner left knee. you'd think that was e end of her basketball season. well, think again. "people were like, 'oh my gosh, how are you not torn acl, surgy, but i guess not for me." the doctors told morgan she could try to keke playing without surgery. after a month of rehab and with a huge brace, she was back on the court for the undefeated bobcats. "they gave me the option right away, andnd was like okay i'm going to try the brace and get back going
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can get back to playing with my team." "most people think that 4& coming back from an acl tear without having surgery, that's impossible. to watch her play, you wouldn't really know."but the journey back wasn't as easy as it sounds. the rehab process isn't something jus anyone could handle. "i went in about two times a week to rehab, and they worked with me really hard, and i did all my exercises at home and in the gym at practice with my team, and i tried to get back as soon as possible." and the bobcats were ready to welcome her back as soon as they could and not just for her points or assists. "just having her on the floor being able to handle the ball and just looking for some shots, she gives that comfort that all the girls are used to having with her on the floor." but this process hasn't been about morgan. it's morgan doing everything possible to help her team. "i just love playing. my teammates, i love aying with them. they're the best team. it's just hard to sit out and watch, so i just wanted to be back."
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certainly as dedicated. scott westerberg tv9 sports. what a thrill for iowa coach kirk ferentz to watch@his son james play in the super bowl this 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 the guy was treading water here for a year. then the practice squad he got cut again this year didnt make the roster and then two days later got put on the roster up in denver so it ia good ory of sticking withtht and chasing your r eam a little bit". :25 sot "chasing your dream a little bit " tomorrow could be a big day for cedar rapids native kurt warner.. the nfl will announce it's hall of fame class for 20 and kurt is expected by most to be named in that class. the regis and uni grad went from hyvee to mvp and is one of the greatest stories in nfl history. he was the mvp of super bowl 34 a a he also led the cardinals to their first
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franchise history. we will have coverage of this story tomorrow on the kcrg tv-9 news. and finally it's a big college wrestling night.. uni will host iowa state and you can watch that dual live on kcrg 9.2 starting at 7:00. and the second ranked hawkeyes will entertain indiana tonight at carver hahakeye arena. of course we will have highlights of both duals tonight at 10:00. thanks, scott. now here's a look at today's top web stories on kcrg dot com. stay with your 24-hour
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some women in iowa are finding themselves locked out of a popular dating app after asking matches to support bernie sanders. we'll explain why at ten. and now to first alert storm team meteorologis t joe winters for your final forecast. however you look at it we will enjoy a super weekend, especially weather-wise on saturday. light snow and flurries tonight give way to a rtly cloudy sky for r e start of the weekend. highs respond nicely with middle 30s common. sunday brings another chance for some light sno later in the day. this is part of a system that will linger with scattered snow showers into tuesday. although amounts look light at this point, we need to watch for some windy conditions monday bringing areas of blowing snow. have a great night and a safe weekend. tonight: chance of light snow low: 20-26 winds: s 5-10tomorrow: partly cloudy gh: 33-39 winds: w 55
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hey, can i ask you a question? sure. you've h h this dart board since i've known you,
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oh, uh, we played... once.
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