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good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist is here now with your storm track seven forecast. changemuch today... southeasterly winds are 10-20 mph already this morning. gusts are up to 25 mph at times, heading our way for later this much as plenty of moisture you in a few minutes. our top story this morning...
temps from changing much as that wet forecast for you in a our top story this morng... ahorities are on the scene of an investigation at thhced-rel motel in linnnnounty. we have spoken with the linn county sheriff's office and confirmed there are still deputies on the scene in the area. kwwl's amanda giert joins us now on t te phone in cedar rapids. amanda, what can you tell us? we have spoken with the linn county sheriff's office and confirmed there are still deputies on the ssene in the arra. no other details were released. we're told a press release should be sent out lalaer this mornii. we w wl continue to follow this throughout today in iowa. an update now to a story we first brought you last night after
football. waterloo police blocked off ridgeway avenue -- because a man was threatening to hurt himself on nearby sheridan. they were able to negotiate with the man and took him to the hospital. according to the officer we spoke with, the man was not threatening to hurt anyone else. we have new information this morning about the attacks in paris. the suspected mastermind of the paris attacks is identified as a belgian. other attackers have also been identified.. more in our next half hour. one of the people who died -- a cal state long beach student. the college holding a vigil " this is a really big shock (crying) and it really hurts me model for me in my life the vigil also recognized the other victims of friday's attacks. a university of connecticut student finds the words "killed paris"
written on his dorm room name tag. now the university is investigating whether it was a hate crime against the student -- who is muslim. treat me like terrorists. i don't deserve that." "this is just unacceptable. we're in the 21st century. this should not be a problem anymore." university police are handling the investigation. the iowa national guard believes friday's attacks show the need for trrined soldiers. 35 members from the 669th regional support group will deploy to afghanistan in a few weeks. kwwl's kristin rogers caught up with familie sending off the soldiers. "as evidenced on friday from e paris attacks, the world this group, soon to be headed to afghanistan... (cg: pam mcmanemy/ mother-in-law of deploying soldier) "we're proud, it's hard
put it all in gods hands." families are saying see- two uncles deployinn) "i'm very proud of my uncles and i'm going to miss them a doing, but we're very many times their loved ones mother of deploying soldier) me not to worry about it." "how are you, how are you doinggith that?" "not worth a darn, he knows "we love him, were gonna misss hihi, but we're veve proud of got you covered in cedar rapids, kristin rogers, kwwl news.
a few wwks getting additional training in texas --before going overseas to afghanistan. five more prisoners are transfered out of guantanamo bay asd& part of president obama's goal to close the prison. the prisonee are now in the united arab emirates. there are still 107 people being held at guantanamo bay. the u-s wants to move them to countries that'll keep them from joining terrorist groups. another u-s goal is to make sure a commercial flight is evacuated because of suspicious activity. the flight was heading from washington to boststn when creww members grew concerned about two passengers. everyone on board was told to get off the plane while "there was guys with guns and rifles going on the plane...a lot of security. two people were getting questioned." the two suspects were later released. decision 2016. a busy weekend for the democrats as they spent time in iowa campaigning.. saturday was the second democratic debate -- and the event began
with the candidates discussing terroism and battling isis following friday's attacks in paris. while the event was held at drakeeuniversity inindes moines -- there weren't many references to iowa. and at least one reference was inaccurate. just think about this-- since we shootings, includig one last weekend in des moines where three were murdered that statement is not entirely true. there was a shooting at a des moines nightclub more than a week ago in which one person was they were seperate incidents. staying safe on the trails. it's on the minds of many. there have been multiple attacks including one at george wyth state park in july. as kwwl's jessica hartman shows us, several people e working to prevent it from ever happening again. the ability to fight back assaults -- staying safe is on waverly by myself, so after the attacks. i guess, i never expert
a few eesy things eveeone can your life where someone tries to assualt you, or hurt you or harm you. then you have to have a plan. you have to have a strategy and some of its scary, to think that you have to strike someoneneelse to break ee to get back to your family." hartman "one of the safety tips learn at the workshop is a parking lot somebody approaches you and they try to grab you and control you by the wrist. you have to be aware of their surroundings, knowing what's around you, pay attention to what you are doing." in waterloo. . .jessica
this class was focused on runners -- but there are several tips anyone can use to stay safe every day. its coming up: storms rip through parts of the country, ripping up neighborhoods. plus -- he's been her dad for years...but when they go to make it legal...he can't make it. so the judge comes to them. ananwhat to selfie, app, and "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher "now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl."
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"now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather innormation. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: showers are likely today and tomorrow before tapering off on wednesday. some thunderstorms may also track through leading to areaaof heavier rainfall. we have a few shohors in our area, but more in western iowa but all heading our way later this morning, although a few showers are tracking through already. we are holding steady in the low to m md 50s right now in our viewing area and across the state. i don't think we will rain continues to track into iowa, but the low is still well back into colorado and kansas for today. we will have more rounds of rain that low tracks through the region. heavy rainfall is likely with this system as it continues to pump midwest. our rainfall amounts could easily see an inch and a half with some areas getting over two inches hrough tuesday evening. showers are likely today with breezy southeasterly winds keeping temps in the
mid 50s. showers and a few storms track through tonight with lows in the mid 40s to around 50 and we will climb to the upper 50s to low 60s ttmorrow as a waa front tracks closer to the state... but rain is likely on wednesday with dry weather for thursday before we could see some rain or snow showers friday today the national weather service is sending a team to survey the damage from weekend storms climb to the upper 50s to low 60s tomorrow as a warm front tracks closer to the state... but rain is likely tomorrow with heavy rainfall possible. rain will taper off on wednesday with dry weather for thursday before we could see some rain or snow showers friday through sunday as temperatures cool off in the state. today the national weather service is sending a team to
damage from weekend storms severe storms tore through parts of california over the weekend. the national weather service confirms a tornado touched down in denair--more than 80 miles from sacramento. you can see sooe of the aftermath here...it brought down trees and damaged homes. a church roof was also damaged. no one was inside at the time. "we went outside and there
the storm also knocked out power to several hundred people. its still to come... they've been a family for years. but when the day came to finalize the details -- it took a special trip from the judge to make it happen. and the circus hits the streets. police have to chase down wild animals. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in walker, fairfax, millville and all of eastern iowa time is now xxx. i owe about $68,000. i owe $44,000 in student loans. my plan, the new college compact, says you should not have to borrow money to pay tuition if you go to a public college or university.
theheleaders of the group of 20 nations wrap up their two-day summit in turkey today, and they're set to outline a response to friday's attack in paris by isis. as that meeting continues -- the french military says it carried out attacks on sis. a standoff in waterloo ends peacefully. police blocked off ridgeway last nightafter someone on nearby sheridan threatened to hurt himself. they were able to negotiate wii the man and took him to the hospital. and the linn county sheriff's office is investigating an assault at the ced- rel motel. we're working to learn more about the investigation. kwwl's amanda gilbert is there getting information for us. we'll hear from her a little later on today in iowa. a judge goes out of his way to help a man adopt his daughter. he's raised her since she was five. nowowhe's fighting leukemia and was too sick to make it to his adoption court date. karin johnson shows us what a father's love for his daughter... you se it in rob maine's about him. "he's raised me sincecei was 5.
aubrie with homework. "he's taken aubrie under his wing. she is his daughter." legally... aubbrie's been his step daughter. all that was about to change... they started the adoption process when rob...who had battled leukemia onne before was diagnosed with a more aggressive form of the disease. his health took a turn. rob couldn't make it to the court hearing. "we've been wwnting to do this for so long and we're doing it all of a sudden here i am again in the hospital, sick. it was probate court judge randy rogers. he heard the maine's story and agreed to come to them... at the blood cancer center at the jewish hospital. "to have it legal is so important to us as a family." at rob's bedside... "the court finds that everything is in order and we grann the petition for adoption." judge roger's made it official.
can see it, i know you can see it in their eyes and when you can see it in their eyes, especiilly the mom, it has its own reward." "it was like a blessing. its coming up... a womama gets her request granted -- wearing a strange piece of headware for her driver's license photo. and watch out for the zebr. police come to the rescue when circus animals get loose.
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tuesday/tuesday night). mild today and tomorrow with falling temps on wednesday. cooler for the weekend witit a chance of rain and snow tracking through. crossfit is now a popular word... but is it the word of the year? today, oxford dictionary will unveil its international word of the year. last year, it was vape -- meaning to "iiale or exhale the vavaor produced byyn electronic cigarette." other recent words of the year
-- "selfie" and "app." a woman wins the fight to wear a spaghetti strainer in her driver's license photo "i'm like, 'you're discriminating against us just because you haven't heard of us?' you know it's like, there's how many thousands of religions? how are you going to know all of them? so, i hpe this helps en the door so other people can go and don't have to have that hassle." she describes herself as a quote, "pastafaria," and a member of the "church of the flying spaghetti monster." she appealed on a religious basis and got her photo. police go on#a wild chase....chasing down wildlife. philadelphia police say the two zebras escaped from a circus. theanimals really ready for jail -- seeing a they're already black and white. but...after about 40 minutes of wrangling, police decide they don't need to take them in. just back to the performing arts
center where he circus is performing. it's coming up on today in iowa.... new information is coming into our newsroom this morning about friday's attacks in paris. a full report just ahead, plus -- how much are you willing to ppy to have turkey on your thanksgiving table? the reason it may cost extra this fall. and this is a real rarity -- a tornado touching down in california the video when
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now on today in iowa...e're learning more about the attacks in paris as investigators idtify the alleged masterminn. plus -- protests are erupting following an officer-involved shooting in the midwest. police are urging patience. and thanksgiving is just a week and a half away. will turkey be on your table despite the bird flu? it may depend on how much you're willing to pay. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. we're seeing traffic backed up
this is a live look from a d-o-t camera with yourrtorm track seven forecast. it is pretty mild out there this morning with temps in the low to mid 50s, but we probably won't change much today... southeasterly winds are 10-20 mph already this morning.. gusts are up to 25 ph at times, already, too. a few showers are tracking into the viewing area with a larger area of rain heading our way for later this morning and ternoon. southeast winds will stay breezy today and keep our temps from changing much as plenty of moisture streams in. we keep the chances of rain for a couple more days. i'll have that wet forecast for you in a few miutes.
in coralville. this is i-80 at 12th avenue. looks like a crash is backing things up... continuing coverage of the attacks in paris -- we have new information this morning. the suspected mastermind of the paris attacks is identified as a belgian. other attackers have also been identied.. tracie potts tells us how americans are remembering the victims of friday's attacks -- "really big shock, and it really hurts me that this
this vigil in california overnight for 23- year-old nohemi gonzales, the only american known to have died in the paris attacks. across the nation, support - from new york - to the french embassy - to the u-s capitol and boston: "we stand with paris." amid more security at footbaa games and nascar: the u-s is promising to step up its game against isis. "clearly there's going to have to e an intensification of our efforts." france sent a dozen warplanes, hitting multiple isis targets in syria. obama talked with russia's vladmir putin and he's urging more allies to get on board. "the killing of innocent people based on twisted idelology is an attack not just on france, not just on turkey, but on the
back home, lawmakers are demanding more: "we cannot contain isis - we have to destroy them." blaming intelligence failures: "unless that changes strategically, we can expect more attacks like this." need to wage a counter-war against them utilizing social media." "we must have american boots on the ground." and there's growing concern about bringing more syrian refugees here: "he should absolutely suspend it isis." "the problem is we can't early this morning, alabama's governor announced he'll refuse any syrian refugees sent to his state. i'm tracie potts in washington. back to you. moments ago -- we mentioned how france has identified the suspected mastermind. we expect to learn more about that suspect as the day moves along. several n-f-l stadiums stepped up security for games due to friday's attacks in paris. in philadelphia... police officers were on horseback outside and there was extra security in place as fans walked in. the washington redskins had new
regulations for what can and cannot be carried in clear bags. and in saint louis... fans saw dozens of police officers patrolling outside the dome. police say someone deliberately set fire to a mosque in canada. muslim leaders in the area aren't sure where people will go to pray now as the building is unusable. police don't know the motive and they don't have any suspects. they also can't say if the arson is connected to friday's terrorist attacks in paris. the f-b-i is investigating after weapons were stolen from a massachusetts armory. according to the f-b-i, there is no indication the weapons are "nothing at this point in time that would tie this to any specific threat or anything else at this point." the massachusetts governor says the armory is in a busy area and surrounded by a barbed wire fence. it's unclear what type of description. police shoot and kill a man after he pointed a gun at them. authorities say it looked like a
gun... but now say it was fake. it happened in california. the d-a's office is now investigating. in minnesota -- an officer-involved shooting leads to protests. but some are calling for the protestors to be patient while the investigation continues. police were called to investigate an assault -- when something happened between officers and the suspect. an officer fired his gun -- killing the suspect. some witnesses claim the suspect was in handcuffs when he was shot -- but police deny that... "these investigations take time and we want to make sure that we're thorough and we understand everything that occurred so we would ask everybody to work with us." "let them continue their investigation before we can jump to conclusions to say who was wrong, who was right." the two officers involved are now on administrative leave -- which is standard for an investigation like this. a massachusetts student acccused of killing his teacher heads to court today. the crime happened two years ago. the trial is set to begin today after the 16-year-old was found competent to stand trial. police believe, as a 14-year-old, the teen strangled
and raped a teacher before dumping her body. the trial is expected to last until mid-december. houses and a church are destroyed in a rare weather storm -- a california tornado. no injuries have been reported. the national weather service will be in the area later today to determine the strength of the tornado secretary of agriculture...and former iowa governor...tom vilsack becomes the third member of president obama's cabinet to visit cuba. many in the agricultural sector are frustrated by trade restrictions that affect the market in cuba. in july, cuba and the u-s formally reestablished diplomatic relations after they were broken half a century ago. however, an embargo remains in place. agriculture generally in the u-s is supportive of trade as a general proposition and supportive of expanded trade opportunities." while obama has loosened some trade and travel restrictions, most of the embargo remains in place and can only be ended by congress. now a warning from pediatricians
about the overuse of antibiotics in food-producing animals. acccording to a new report from the american academy of pediatrics, adding antibiotics to the feed of healthy livestock to stimulate growth -- may leave these drugs ineffective when they're needed to treat infections in people. and that poses the greatest danger to children -- who have the highest rates of drug-resistant infections. there's no need to fear about having turkey this thanksgiving. despite the bird flu -- there's still turkey available. the national turkey federation says the birds were frozen before the outbreak. however...the u-s agriculture department's still predicting that because of the outbreak...turkey prices might jump as much as 20- percent this thanksgiving. giving the gift of food is expected to be more popular this year -- after an increase last year. among adults aged 18 and over who have received a food gift during the past year, more than half have received one for the winter holidays. a new n-b-c news poll finds young people are more generous tippers... even when the service isn't very good. about two in ten surveyed --
between 18 and 24 years old -- say they would tip 20 percent or more. 62 percent are willing to tip at least 15 percent -- even if the service doesn't measure up. that was the highest of any age group. some high-end restaurants are experimenting by getting rid of tipping. its coming up... the navy has a new ship -- and it's right here in the midwest. plus -- a new service is launching today to help kids get
"you're watching kwwl, we've t you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan. this is today in iowa." "now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather informaon. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrac7 weather team: showers are likely today and tomorrow before tapering off on wednesday. some thunderstorms may also track through leading to areas of heavier rainfall. we have a few showers in our area, but more in western iowa but all heading our way later this morning. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras are mainly dry this morning, althooh a few showers are e racking througg already. we are holding steady in the low to mid
area and across the state. i don't think we will change that much wih southeasterly winds at 10-20 mph usting higher today. rain continues to track into iowa, but the low is still well back into colorado and kansas for today. we will have more rounds of rain tracking through, especially tomorrow, as that low trtrcks through the region. heavy rainfall is likely with this system as it continues to pump in moisture from the gulf of mexico and right into the midwest. our rainfall amounts could easily see an inch and a half with some areas getting over two inches through tuesday evening. showers are likely today with breezy southeasterly winds keeping temps in the mid 50s. showers and a few storms tack throh tonight witit lows in the mid 40s to around 50 and we will climb to the upper 50s to low 60s tomorrow as a warm tomorrow with heavy rainfall possible. rain will taper ff on wednesday some rain or snow showers friiay through sunday as temperatures cool off in the state. one of the navy's new warships
almost ready to go. and it's right here in the midwest. the u-s-s milwaukee will have a commissioning ceremony this weekend. the crew will open the ship for public tours this week. the navy wants to build more than 50 ships just like this one. they cost more than 400-million dollars a piece. its still to come... thousands f people head t t eastern iowa -- so their dogs can compete in a world championship. and the latest on an assault investigation at an eastern iowa
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now on the phone in cedar rapids. amanda, what can you tell us? i checked in with llnn county sheheiff and they say they are still investigating an assault at the ced rel motel. i also spoke witt a man whose lived here for around a year and he says he's never seen sheriff here before or anything like this... now riiht now: here's what i'm seeing. i'm seeing a crime scene unit truck on scene. along with several linn county deputies people have been in and out of the motel. also a truck carried a vehicle this is a live look from a d-o-t
in coralville. this is i-88 at 12th avenue. looks like a crash is backing things up... we've reached out to the iowa state patrol but haven't been able to confirm whether there's any injuries yet. an update now to a story we first brought you last night after football. waterloo police blocked off ridgeway avenye -- because a man was threatening to hurt himself on nearby sheriian. they y ere able to negotiate with the man and took him to the hospital. according to the officer we spoke with, the man was not threatening to hurt anyone else. today, a new service is launching totoelp homeless ststdents get to school. the neighborhood transportation service has a new van that will take
the kids to and from school in the cedar rapids school strict. they say the van helps them take more kids for less money aad, more importantly, makes sure kii are they'll see other kids really in by yourself and more importantly make sure you get the education that you deserve. the organization hopes o inspire others across eastern iowa to offer similar services. families give iowa soldiers a proper sendoff. 35 soldiers from the 649th regional are deploying to afghanistan. a large crowd gathering yesterday to say their goodbyes. the soldiers first head to texas for some additional training before they go to afghanistan. (cg: alex fink/ deploying doing, but we're very comfortable with what our role is." families say no matter how many times their relatives deploy -- it doesn't get any easier.
out for a run -- it's on the minds of many eastern iowans following assaults on trails. at a workshop yesterday, safety experts taught runners ways to escape if f meone grabs hem. they say there's a few things everyone can do to increase their safety. "if anything does do down in plan. you have to have a get back to your family." police say runners also need to be aware of their surroundings. decision 2006...fresh offthe debate stage, hillary clinton sticks around in iowa for a campaign stop. clinton speaking at the central iowa democrats fall barbeque. her husband briefly joining her on stage. the former secretary of state talked about the attacks made we're having real substantive debbtes and differences and you it, throw ittway and deny that we have to do more to build our
martin o'malley also attending the event -- and criticized something hillary clinton said during saturday's debate. secretary clinton, to try to dollars and contributions she mask that. look, she doesn't have to mask that, it is what it is." o'malley spoke on the stage just before clinton did. bernie sanders was not at the barbebque -- but he did hold a town hall in iowa yesterday. the senator spoke in indianola. he brought up a bill he recently introduced innthe the senate -- which would end federal i'm not advocating marijuana, i'm really not, nor am i proposing that the united states government legalize marijuana. but what i think we have to do is take it out of the
sanders' plan would let states t their own laws on marijuana. testing strength and endurance -- teams from across the midwest travel to eastern iowa for a crossfit competition. the third annual field of teams was held at the five sullivan brothers convention center in waterloo. 48 teamscompeted in various relay races. they say it's not about winning. "the results speak for themselves. in 2009, i weighed over 350 pounds and now i weigh 225. i am in the best shape of my life. i've helped a lot of people break through bairrers." the compmptition had at least eight states represented. waterloo's central middle school holding a unique tournament this weekend. sportability of iowa helped put on a tournament for teams in the national wheelchair basketball association. teams mostly from iowa and minnesota competed. "through offering wheelchair basketball to people, you're couch and do something wi beccuse they're in a wheelchair, they can't do
the iowa chairiots took some lopsided losses this weekend, but as a new team, they have plenty more opportunities with tournaments across the midwest over the coming monthss it's not eery day you see dogs competing -- in water. this weekend brought the dock dogs world championship to dubuque. dogs of all sizes compete for the top spot in different divisions -- including long and high jumps. these dogs couldn't contain their excitement -- as they got ready to run and leap. "we're doing the iron dog like the best of the best actually, so he surprised me by making finals this weekendd..happy." this is the fifth year the competition has been held in dubuque -- and it'll be back next year. organizers say nearly it's a great year to be a hawkeye fan. the team wins again, now 10 and oh -- the best start in the team's history.
the hawkeyes now number six in the a-p college football poll after saturday's win against minnesota. with only two games left in the regular season -- the hawkeyes have their sights fixed on a big ten championship appearance and beyond. its we're wrapping up today in iowa with the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan next.
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check of your storm track seven forecast. rain is likely today through wednesday morning with locally heavy rainfall possible (especially tuesday/tusday night). mild today and tomorrow w with falling temps on wednesday. cooler for the weekend with a chance of rain and snow tracking good morning. breaking news. authities identify the alleged mastermind behind the paris attacks. the 27-year-old belgian believed to be in syria. as france launches a fierce response targeting isis in syria, and police carry out more than 168 raids all acrs europe, intensifying the manhunt for a key suspect who we've