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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. areas of rain and a few thunderstorms will continue to track north into and through the area today. with all have been as low as a mile in some of these temperatures are very nice... still in the upper 40s to low 50s and should go up as warmer air streams into the 30 mph already this morning and will keep a damp chill in the today... with some heavy stuff off and on, especially this afternoon and into the evening. some rain could be heavy at times and we southeast winds. rain will eventually taper off, but it may take awhile. i'll have more on that coming up in a few minutes. our top story seven in the morning on a and we may hear thunder. highs will be in the mid 50s to low 60s with breezy southeast
winds. rain will eventually our top story seven in the morning on a tuesday... that might not be the usual time you'd plan on going to a basketball game... but today... alot of students are fans are getting up bright and early to cheer on the uni men's basketball team. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live from the mcleod center in cedar falls..... she can tell us why the panthers are playing this morning.. there's a lot of people here... i've been speaking with fans all morning who are very excited for this game... right now espn is doing it's 24 hours of college hoops... it's the tip-off marathon for college basketball season... and as part of the marathon.... today at 7... espn will broadcast the game between the u-n-i men's basketball team and the stephen f. austin team. and im joined with university president rudd..he's here all morning handing out doughnuts and
chocolate milk to students... and he was telling me before this how important this morning event is for campus morale. he says he's not concerned about how today's game might interfere with morning classes.... what's it like to have espn here for the start of the basketball season.... now today's game is just the start of an exciting week for uni...
the mens basketball team will be hosting number one ranked north carolina on saturday... we've got you covered... live in cedar falls... amanda gilbert.... kwwl news. uni played stephen f austin last year -- the panthers won the game in overtime...ending the team's 34 game winning streak. the panthers lost their opener on saturday to colorado state -- but they hope to even their record this morning. continuing coverage -- people in paris are continuing on with life, sad following the attacks, but determined to move forward. there's still a heavy police and military presence in the city following friday's deadly attacks. france's president plans to present a bill to extend the country's state of emergency. this all happening as france launches new airstrikes on isis. trevor luebe -- a junior at iowa state university -- was in the soccer stadium at the time of the attack there. he's studying in france for the
semester. he says people didn't really know what was going on, so they started cheering....until they realized what was happening... "it's just weird that that would happen. i you know come from just like hard to comprehend." luebe says it took him a couple hours to finally get ahold of his parents to tell them he was ok. governor terry branstad joins a growing list of governors closing their states to syrian refugees. "i want to do all i can as sure that there's no likelihood that they could have been radicalized or could be part of an isis operation. this comes after a syrian passport was found near one of the paris attackers. a dubuque woman who started a go fund me page to help those refugees, doesn't agree with
branstad's decision. "it's our moral and ethical, and involved with that, and a lot of people are feeling fear, and are feeling afraid and have this apprehension towards helping or letting more refugees into iowa." supporters of branstad's plan to halt work with syrian refugees say the u-s doesn't have a formal relationship with the syrian government, meaning it could be easier for a terrorist to slip through the cracks. syrian refugees also a hot topic on the campaign trail right now. republican presidential candidate donald trump talking about the paris attacks and syrian refugees during a "anybody that's brought in to this country from the migration is going to be out. we're not going to do it, we're not going to do it, he also believes less people would have died in paris if at least 20 people would have been armed on the democratic side...bernie
sanders also discussing refugees during an ohio campaign stop. he says he's disturbed by what some republicans are saying... during these difficult times, as americans, we will not succumb to racism he believes the united states should not turn its back to refugees from syria and afghanistan. new this morning -- democratic presidential candidate martin o'malley is banking on iowa. as his campaign struggles to raise money, o'malley is moving staff and resources to iowa. a campaign spokeswoman says o'malley has always run a lean campaign and will continue to do so. o'malley is a distant third in all major polls, only pulling in single digits. a republican presidential candidate gets an indorsement from an iowa lawmaker. republican congressman steve king announcing he's backing ted cruz. king says the senator is the one candidate who will fight unapologetically for conservative principles. a pilot is forced to make an emergency landing on the side of a busy highway. this is in north carolina
the pilot says the plane started to sputter and he tried to make three people were on board -- nobody was hurt.. a u-haul driver is lucky to be alive after driving into a pond. investigators in ohio say the man was distracted by a phone call. the driver was not hurt... although he may have some explaining to do with the rental company. investigators are not able to find the data recorder for the el faro -- the cargo ship which was lost at sea last month during hurricane joaquin. search efforts ended yesterday. no further missions are planned. fewer adults are smoking. according to the c-d-c, the overall adult smoking rate is at an all-time low. just under 17 percent of adults smoke -- down nearly four percent in the past decade. there's a national push to get that number under 12- percent by the year 2020. tokyo is preparing to host the 2020 summer olympics. this site will become the main stadium. crews finished demolition work in late october and the japan sports council unveiled the empty plot to the media yesterday. organizers are expected to
decide by late december who will be awarded the contract to build the stadium. apple is planning to open a store in singapore that will be 100 percent solar-powered. the store will rely on solar systems that are on top of more than 800 buildings in singapore. apple says that as of 20-14, 100 percent of its u-s operations and 87 percent worldwide are powered by renewable energy. its coming up on today in iowa... high winds are creating problems for boaters out on the water... plus -- beating the scam. meet an eastern iowan who nearly lost thousands of dollars applying for a job -- a special report coming up. and as you enjoy your morning cup of coffee this morning -- we've got some good news about how it may help your health. we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan.
information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: showers and isolated storms will track through today and tonight with more rain and drizzle tomorrow. it will also be breezy, although the strongest winds will track through on thursday as we get in between systems. we only had a little rain yesterday with most of us only getting a quarter inch or so, but we have a lot more rain heading our way for today and tonight. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show mainly gloomy, wet conditions today... and probably some fog off and on. it is warm this morning with temps in the upper 40s to low 50s in our area... and even a few upper 50s to low 60s in southwest iowa. southeast winds are 10-20 mph, gusting to 30 and will stay strong today through tomorrow and even into thursday as this system region. lots of rain is headed our way as the low tracks through kansas... and then heads north toward sioux falls. the front it is dragging through iowa will keep rain and drizzle, and maybe a few storms, in the state through tonight. there is a lot of moisture with this system, so we
could see some locally heavy rainfall... most of us will see a half inch to around 2 inches, but some could see more... just depends on how the rain and storms track through. today will be the best day for the heavy rainfall with showers and isolated storms. highs in the mid 50s to low 60s will drop only in the upper 40s to low 50s tonight with southeast winds continuing at 10-20 mph. we stay breezy tomorrow and we will keep a 50/50 shot of rain in the viewing area. highs will be in the low to mid 50s and may drop as the front tracks through the region. thursday will be dry, but windy and cooler with highs in the mid 40s.. probably early with the potential for falling temps for the afternoon. a disturbance tracking through on friday could bring some rain and snow showers, but it will bring cooler temps. highs for the weekend will only be in the mid 30s. we certainly get our fair share
strong winds here in iowa. think about trying to steer a boat in that weather. this video is out of southern california. wind advisories in effect, making life difficult for people out on the water. the winds high enough to capsize even large boats. "i got not too much sleep, and i jetty?" he said he knew some boats would be lost. its still to come... beating the scam -- an eastern iowa woman shares her warning
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isis says it's behind that attack. democratic presidential candidate martin o'malley is moving staff from baltimore to iowa and other early voting states. o'malley -- a distant third in the polls -- is struggling to raise money. and for the first time in six years -- there's a blizzard warning for denver, colorado. a storm is expected to dump four to ten inches of snow there. each year millions of people fall for scams -- and lose billions of dollars. it can happen to anyone...anywhere... even here in the state known for being "iowa nice" this morning , we meet one eastern iowa woman- who unexpectedly found herself the victim of a scam. kwwl's lauren moss shares her story. the internet- a global force known for quickly think you're protected from scams. well, think again. jill roelfsema- denver, iowa- "it was so easy...would have been easy for anyone to fall looking to make a few extra bucks around the holidays.
things that interest me, secret she found herself on this website: certified marketing agency. jill- "it was absolutely wonderful, it was a great website it looked legit...but it was just too good to be true."..... the company never asked for personal information- which is usually the red flag when it comes to a scam. instead this scam revolves around a check...a check for 2 thousands dollars. jill- "they get you to open up an account or deposit this in your account and he said after 24 hours it should clear and the funds should become available. how they get people..you know it's not like it's 60 thousand dollars it's 2 thousand 800 dollars so they call you back and say we accidentally sent u a check for 28 it should be 200 totally a gut feeling." lauren standup- now this looks like any normal cashier's check-
it even has a security void sign jill's gut feeling and if she would have deposited it....she would have given in to the scam. because as legit as this may look...it's a fake check. jill- "our bank would have cashed this..they would have taken this check and cashed it. i'm really ticked off... the first time i've ever done time." and now, she's taking matters into her own hands. nat- i wanna pick up when they call and just chew... she's working with multiple agencies, including the iowa fraud fighters to make sure no one else has to deal with this sly scam woman with ff: "iowa fraud fighters have been going around the state now for over a year, getting out to all parts of the state and helping people
the scams going on. just making people aware of what's going on out there." man with ff: "if it seems too good to be true, it probably us. just ask some questions and we try to go across the state of iowa and educate some folks." but first jill wants answers...answers that aren't coming easy. (calling and goes to weird voicemail)... (calling and woman answers saying diff company name...saying phil doesn't work here) and in a time where almost everything is done online...jill is taking away a valuable lesson. remembering the time she almost lost thousands of dollars- over applying for a job. that's the last time i try with them." lauren moss -- kwwl
expected. could see rain and snow showers on friday with much cooler temps for the weekend.. as you enjoy your morning cup of cofee, good news about how it affects your health. people who drink moderate amounts of coffee -- about 2 to 5 cups a day -- are less likely to die from heart disease, neurological diseases and type 2 diabetes. that's according to researchers at harvard -- who aren't sure why. but coffee lovers aren't complaining. we now know oxford dictionaries' 2015 word of the year -- and this year it's not really a word. it's an emoji - this happy, yellow, cartoon face... shedding two giant tears. the official name is "face with tears of joy," usually used as a substitute for 'l-o- l.' now to what may be the cutest halftime show ever. check out the baby race in sacramento. the rules are simple: the first baby to crawl from one parent to the other is the winner. one baby got a
now on today in iowa...secretary of state john kerry is in paris to offer support following last week's deadly attacks. we hear from him this morning. plus -- celebrities are pitching in to help a state trying to recover from unprecedented flooding. and a volunteer firefighter injured in a fire more than a decade ago...has a new face this morning. good morning, i'm ally crutcher.
i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist is here now with your storm track seven forecast. areas of rain and a few thunderstorms will continue to track north into and through the area today. with all that extra moisture in the air, we have some fog... visibilities have been as have to slow down this morning. temperatures are very nice... still in the upper 40s to low 50s and should go up are 10-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph already this morning and will keep a damp chill in the air. we will also keep the especially this afternoon and into the evening. some rain could be heavy at times and we may hear thunder. highs will be in the eventually taper off, but it may take awhile. i'll have more on that coming up in a few especially this afternoon and into the evening. some rain could be heavy at times and we may hear thunder. highs will be in the mid 50s to low 60s with breezy southeast winds. rain will eventually
new this morning -- russia says terrorists blew up a plane in egypt last month. all 224 people on the plane -- most of them tourists from russia -- died. russia said this morning -- the plane was brought down by a homemade explosive. isis says it's behind that attack. add that to the one in paris last week -- and there is a greater sense of urgency this morning to go after isis. tracie potts tells us president obama's plan is drawing criticism... as more than a secretary of state john kerry is in paris this morning... offering support and more airstrikes targeting isis. "we have to step up our efforts to hit them at the core where "australia is the second largest of criticism for no boots on the ground to go after isis. "he does not get it. he doesn't get it." "he's not interested in american leadership or america winning." on capitol hill,
lawmakers question whether diplomacy will work to end the conflict in syria: "expeience tells us that hostile forces don't reach political agreements if they're winning on the battlefield." "let's face it... europe hasn't been exactly out there on the front edge with us" and back home: pushback. at least 18 governors are rejecting syrian refugees in their states... fearing isis could slip in. "we can't take that chance." "i will not roll the dice and texans to that danger." all but one of those governors are republican. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. france lights up the eifel tower once again -- in the colors of the country's flag. in the days after the attack the tower went dark in honor of the lives lost.
across the world, other monuments turned red, white and blue to show solidary with the french. people in new york can expect to see more security after friday's attacks. the city's new critical response command team is being activated. that team is now the frontline "we are the best equipped city in america to deal with any terrorism or to respond to any attack, should we encounter one." the mayor says the team is the most important assignment within the department. today, national security is the focus of a meeting on capitol hill. members of the senate and house will be part of a hearing on homeland security. the u-s secret service director is expected to testify as lawmakers ask questions about protection at home in light of friday's attacks in paris. a horrific discovery at a campsite. six bodies have been found. on sunday -- police found a man and a woman dead in a trailer
about 100 miles southeast of dallas. deputies learned four other people had also been at the campside -- and were missing. their bodies were later found in a pond. one man has been arrested and charged with murder. protestors close down part of i-94 in minneapolis. they're upset about a shooting involving officers. police shot a man sunday morning. he was a suspect in a domestic violence case -- and officers say he interfered with paramedics and fought with them...which is why he was shot. the officers involved were not wearing body cameras and dashcam video has not been made public. fifty one people were arrested after protesters shut down part of interstate 94 in minneapolis for more than two hours monday night. the city of baltimore is taking heat this morning over the way it handled protests earlier this year. a law enforcement think tank says police were not prepared to deal with it. they didn't have the right training and equipment. many people rioted after a man died from a spinal injury -- an injury he suffered in custody. six officers have been charged in connection with his death. firefighters now following the lead of many police departments by
getting cameras. a firefighter in ohio was wearing a camera on his helmet friday night when he started spraying water on a playground fire. arson is expected... and that's where the helmet cam comes in. investigators will use videos like these to help them analyze fires... to see if there are patterns that will solve arson cases. dozens of college students walk out of class in protest. they're calling for changes at their school. the walkout happened at the university of south carolina. "i'm here today because our demands are not new. we've and we're tired of just working on it. we're trying to let them know that we are here. we will not be silent and we still have things to do." the group has a list of demands -- which the university says it will meet. a kwwl follow- up... some of south carolina's most famous residents are coming together to help flood victims. tens of thousands of people were forced from their homes during october's
unprecedented flooding talk show host stephen colbert and singer darius rucker are among the celbrities taking part of a committee aiming to raise money. you will still see devastation, you will still see homes that have been damaged, you'll still homes in need of repair." according to south carolina's governor -- widespread devastation is still evident in many communities across the state. a volcano sends ash and smoke nearly ten- thousand feet into the air. this volcano in mexico is known several times due to activity at the volcano. mexico has more than three- thousand volcanos but only 14 are considered active today. surgeons are calling it the most extensive facial transplant ever. on the far left, you see mississippi volunteer firefighter patrick hardison before his face was severely burned in a 2001 mobile home fire. the center photo shows the 41-year- old after 70 reconstructive surgeries.
the picture on the right shows hardison with the face of a accident in july. all the obstacles that we were not expecting were handled well without difficulty." doctors say hardison will be in pain and will have to take medication for the rest of his life to keep his body from rejecting the new face. but he says he can live with that. if your top financial priority is managing your bills... you're not alone a new survey released today says more than one in three americans claim staying current or getting caught up on their bills is their highest financial priority. it found managing bills takes precedence for all age groups and incomes... with the exception of those making 75-thousand dollars or more. a landmark settlement is announced -- chaning recruiting processes at for- profit colleges. the department of justice went after education management corporation, also known as e-d-m-c. the government believes the corporation paid recruiters based on the number of people they got to enroll -- violating the higher education act.
treating them as a vehicle for tapping into federal student aid funds. e-d-m-c operates chains of schools like argosy university, the art institutes, brown- mackie college and south university. a proposed mega-merger will create the world's largest hotel company. marriott announced it will buy starwood resorts in a deal worth more than 12-billion dollars. the deal would create a company controlling 55- hundred hotels in 100-countries. it includes iconic hotel chains like marriott, sheraton,and westin taco bell wants to be the first fast food restuarant to serve cage-free eggs exclusively. taco bell isn't the first national fast food chain to announce the switch, but the company says it'll be the first to accomplish the goal...by the end of next year. triple-a will release the annual thanksgiving holiday travel forecast today. it will provide estimates of how
many americans are expected to travel by and by which mode of transportation. they will also present the economic impact regarding gas prices, hotel rooms, rental and as a gift of thanks this holiday season, harley davidson is extending its free riding academy training program to first responders. the program will be open from january first through december 31st of next year... and class availability is first come, first served. its still to come... some people are waking up to a mess this morning -- cleaning up after tornadoes. others dealing with a different kind of mess -- snow. and a lot of it. the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is up next. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with this is today in iowa."
forecasfrom the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: showers and isolated storms will track through today and tonight with more rain and drizzle tomorrow. it will also be breezy, although the strongest winds will track through on thursday as we get in between systems. we only had a little rain yesterday with most of us only getting a quarter inch or so, but we have a lot more rain heading our way for today and tonight. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show mainly gloomy,
conditions today... and probably some fog off and on. it is warm this morning with temps in the upper 40s to low 50s in our area... and even a few upper 50s to low 60s in southwest iowa. southeast winds are 10-20 mph, gusting to 30 and will stay strong today through tomorrow and even into thursday as this system will slowly track through the region. lots of rain is headed our way as the low tracks through kansas... and then heads north toward sioux falls. the front it is dragging through iowa will keep rain and drizzle, and maybe a few storms, in the state through tonight. there is a lot of moisture with this system, so we could see some locally heavy rainfall... most of us will see a half inch to
some could see more... just depends on how the rain and storms track through. today will be the best day for the heavy rainfall with showers and isolated storms. highs in the mid 50s to low 60s will drop only in the upper 40s to low 50s tonight with southeast winds continuing at 10-20 mph. we stay breezy tomorrow and we will keep a 50/50 shot of rain in the viewing area. highs will be in the low will be dry, but windy and cooler with highs in the mid 40s.. probably early with the potential for falling temps for the afternoon. a disturbance tracking through on friday could bring some rain and snow showers, but it will bring cooler temps. highs for the weekend will only be in the mid 30s. we're seeing video this morning of a tornado yesterday. tornadoes ripped through the texas panhandle -- downing power lines and damaging buildings. the national weather service says five tornadoes touched down. several business -- including a
halliburton plant -- were damaged. the plant was closed at the time.. but the company says the storm caused a chemical leak at the plant. no reports of any major injuries. a very different story in oregon -- where some may be waking up to more than a foot of snow this morning. that's great news for ski season. grounds keepers are using this snowfall to build a base for the slopes.. hoping for a busy ski day on thanksgiving. its coming up... breakfast and basketball. u-n-i is playing a game in just a few mintues -- we're live from the mcleod center. and some are calling for a meeting with the university of iowa
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the uni men's basketball team is taking part in espn's 24 hours of college hoops... kwwls amanda gilbert joins us live from the mcleod center. she's been there all morning this is definitely the most energy i've ever seen in one place this early in the morning... fans are pouring in and the band just started playing... now i just spoke with some fans and they at getting up wasn't hard at all because this is a once in a lifetime chance.:: uni is playing stephen f austin
visor from last year. they played the same team last year but this is the first time uni is playing in the espn tip off marathon on home turd this early in the morning.... the game will be starting any minute. i spoke with the university president and he says you know this shows this is really a division one team. we've got you covered live in cedar falls...amanda gilbert...kwwl news. there are still tickets available for this morning's game. saturday's game against number one
ranked north carolina is sold out. now a kwwl follow-up. a man is in jail this morning, accused of stabbing someone to death at a motel. we first brought you this story yesterday on today in iowa. the linn county sheriff's office responding to the ced-rel motel. they found 23 year old jimmy-john lint on the floor of one of the rooms suffering from multiple stab wounds he was taken to the hospital but did not survive. police later arrested and charged this man -- michael lehman -- with first degree murder. the judge set bond at 750- thousand dollars. the red cross is helping nine people this morning after a fire at their duplex in dubuque. firefighters believe it started in the attic. a neighbor spotted the flames -- and then did what he could safely. " i'm pounding on the one on out, i try to run in...make some more noise try to see if there's anything else i can help with." a cat and dog are missing from one of the units. at last word....crews have not
been able to find them. no one is hurt -- but there's thousands of dollars worth of damage to a dyersville building after a semi crashed into it. according to police the truck's brake hadn't been set, sending the semi into faust millwork and cabinetry. a man is sentenced to 25 years in prison dollowing a deadly crash. joshua dunt pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide after last year's crash in washburn. his car hit warren van wie's car van wie died. "warren made a huge impact on kid" toxicology reports show he was under the influence of xanax and another prescription drug. the flu cotninues to spread in iowa -- and already two men have died this flu season. the two central iowa men were between 41 and 60 years old... the cdc says iowa, oregon, and rhode
island currently have the highest flu activity... each year, 300 thousand iowans get the flu and an average of one thousand die each year from flu complications including pneumonia. the iowa department of public health is urging people to get their flu shots. iowa state is investigating whether an act of vandalism was motivated by race. someone sprayed shaving cream on the statue of george washington carver. he was the university's first african american student. aaron delashmutt/ deputy chief isu police department appear that there's any video that captures that area, we're who may have done this. iowa state's president says the motive is unclear -- but says the school takes this act of vandalism very seriously and will investigate it. a new coalition of students, staff and faculty at the university of iowa is demanding a public forum with president bruce harreld.
universities feels harreld has been vague in addressing campus concerns...like sexual assault. the group is holding a community assembly tonight -- including guests who were influential during the recent protests at the university of missouri. jeanette gabieral "the have successfully pushed for the public education; who was tone deaf to the issues of the university in the same way we believe mr. harreld is tone deaf to our concerns." the university released this statement in response: "in coming weeks, president harreld has meetings scheduled with members of the black student advisory committee, the student advisory committee on sexual misconduct and the student philanthropy group. at this point he is doing more listening than talking." its we're wrapping up today in iowa with the forecast from storm
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developing overnight. -- russia says terrorists blew up a plane in egypt last month by using a homemade explosive. all 224 people on the plane -- most of them tourists from russia -- died. isis says it's behind that attack. a group of students, faculty and staff at the university of iowa are calling for a meeting with president bruce harreld. the group is holding a community assembly tonight and in just a few minutes -- the uni panthers basketball teams tips off for an early morning game at the mcleod center. it's part of e-s-p- n's 24 hours of college hoops. they're planning stephen f. austin -- whose looking for revenge after the panthers won last year. go panthers. is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. showers, drizzle and isolated storms today/tonight with locally heavy rainfall. rain ends wednesday but temps will fall into the 40s for thursday with windy conditions expected. could see
rain and snow showers on friday with much cooler temps for the weekend.. thanks for joining us, the good morning. breaking overnight. definitive proof it was a bomb. russia announces a homemade explosive brought down that passenger plane in egypt. russian president vladimir putin vowing to hunt down anyone who was responsible, and this morning two airport workers are being questioned. taking it to the terrorists. france unleashes another brutal assault on isis, targets in