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and sister. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. jerry has the day off. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. showwrs and drizzllcontinue to track through the state, with more rain heading our way from showing many areas with it this below 2 miles in many others. temperatures are pretty nice now, but will be slowly falling througgout the day with northwest winds taking over. they will be 5 to 15 mph today, but we will keep the morning rain/drizzle and fog before keeping clouds skies for haha the details in a few minutes.
today, but we will keep the morning rain/drizzle and fog before keeping clouds skies for the afternoon. we have a rather active week for christmas... i'll have the details in a few minutes. our top story this morning... at least one person is dead after a woman drove her car on the sidewalk of the las vegas strip. dozens more are injured and six people are in critical condition. andrew spencer tells us investigators think the driver may have done it on purpose. ( deputy chief brett zimmerman / lvmpd ) "we have the las vegas strip in a 1996 crashing through more than two she wasn't even trying to stop the car. she was just sitting there, like, just looking three or four men running after her, trying to stop the car." ( lt. dan mcgrath / lvmpd ) "she went up off the street onto the sidewalk two, or possibly three, times." inside that car, police say, was a three-year- old child. witnesses say people scrambled to try and stop the driver. ( antonio nassar / witness )
to a stop right here at the paris intersection, and then she was like... people were punching the window trying to get the, apparently, child out of the back seat. she accelerated agaiand just kept mowing everyoo down." police say the child wass not hurt. at this point, police don't know why the woman drove down the sidewalk. ( deputy chief brett zimmerman / lvmpd ) "we know investigators are looking at all the surveillance video from the area interviewwng dozens of witnesses, trying to pinpoint exactly what police have the driver in custody. overnight, they were checking to see if she had any alcohol or drugs in her system. schools in parts of new hampshire will be clsed today duuto public safety concerns.
information regarding safety at public schools has caused the district to close for the start of the week. investigators say a threat emailed to the schooo district was detailed enough to take action... "there does seem to be a lot obviously important because theyare talking about significant public safety and to that of the children. state and federal officials have been brought in to help find the source of the email. a french newspaper is reporring new details of the investigation into the man believed to have coordinated last month's deadly terrorist attack in paris. the newspaper says the alleged ringleader hid in bushes for days leading up to the police assault in which he was killed. the french newspaper says investigators used a cell phone to confirm where he had been hiding. following a ote to remove confederate monuments -- protests. the new orleans city council
protestors carryingamerican demand they stay. a federal lawsuit has been filed to halt efforts to remove the monuments. an iowa high school wrestler dies afteecollapsing during a tournament. senior austin roberts went to spencer high school in spencer, iowa. according to the spencer high school facebook page, roberts collapsed on the mat and later at the hospital. multiple community members say they're rallying together during this difficult time... "i'm just proud of them. this is man that was loved by all and austin will live on. the storie will live on," no word yet on whaa caused his collapse. a go fund me page is now set up to support the family. 3 people are dead after a fiery head- on collision in california. a driver took a u-turn while crossing the border into mexico... and sped off going the
driver crashed into another vehicle... flipping over one car... the wreckage burst into flames. investigators are still trying to identify the people involved in the crash. two commeeial jets bumpmpwings -- and hundreds of passengers have to be re-booked on new flights. this happenedin burbank yesterday -- both planes belong to southwest aiiines and wee pupued out of service for inspection. no one was hurt. required registration of drones begins today. unmanned aircraft systems weighing between just over half pounun to 55 pounns must register the drone with the f-a-a no later than february 19th. for anyone who purchases a drone after today... it must be registered before its first flight utdoors. the f-a-a is waiving the five dollar fee until january 20th. christmas came a little early for some families in eastern iowa. e organization collectedd chrissmas gifts for homeless moms and their children. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in cedar falls with more details.
chiropractice in cedar falls placcd ornaments on this tree with the names of kids living in the house of hope and what gifts they want or need this yeaa for christmas.... these kids and thier moms don't have a permanent place to live right now.... patients here then take one of the ornaments and help santa deliver the ornaments and help santa deliver the gifts othe ornamentsto for.... samta took a selfie with much? a lot." place? yes. scarfs and warm clothes were
some mom's told me this might be the only time their kids get to see the upper cervical chiropractice says they've been working with the house of hope and doing this program for 10 years... wewee got you covered live in cedar falls... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. the house of hope is a two year transitional program for homeless single moms... emergency responders acting as santa's helpers here in eastern iowa... it's the 17th year of the 911 christmas celebration at hills and dales in dubuque, a residential center for children and young adults with severe intellectual and phyyical disabilities. . the kids were overjoyed at the "and then you see things like this...that's what makes use goodness. that's awesome. he really wants those gifts." hills and dales was also presented
cash donation. it'll go toward supporting special events for the kids. now this is a christmas present. a sister in the military... now home for the holidays... pulls off a sweet surprise at an all- school holiday sing-a-long in minnesota. dylan wohlenhaus was there. there are moments we anticipate.....and inside the academy of holy angels gym during theirholiday conccrt.... emma zabinski won't sing a single note but yet... (nats :19-:21) "don't cry yet...i'm not, my eye started twitching." she is waiting for the planned moment her brother tom and sister martu... students here sitting in the crowd... have no idea is commg...... (nats :30-:36) "so where exactly do i go. i am going to take you to the edge here then i'm going to take you to center stage." emma enlisted in the christmas. (nats :49-1:04)
for christmas today." only the staff and some of their family were in on the surprise..... (emma zabinski/home for the holidays 1:10-1:13 ) "it means a lot to be able to coe and go. (nats) "i missed you, i missed you graaful for. during her first deployment next year... ema says it's "not" likely she will make it home for the holidays. it's coming up on today in iowa.... a family's christmas ruined. crooks make off with all the gifts and the family dog! but we'll tell you what a
plus... snowstorms, historic floods and a powerful hurricane all helped put 2015 in the record books. we'll take a look back in our weather year in review. plenty of fog out there this morning... visibilities will be slow to improve today and we will keep a chance of rain in "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eilln loan. this is todaain iowa." forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete
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morrng, along wwh some drizzle and fog... the fog will be dense at times with many areas less than 2 miles visibility. stormtrack7 live weather network will show & some of that fog this rning. temperatures are mild... in the 30s and even upper 40s, but will be steady or falling much of the day today as the cooler air to the west heads our way. northwest winds will take over and bring in cooler air. first we have to get
and it will take much of the morning. a larger area of rain nd drizzle wii track through later this morning as the low is heading into northern illinois. as it tracks away, we will have dry air for tuesday before the next system heads our way for wednesday. today... mainly light rain and drizzle with areas of fog. temperatures will be steady or falling all day with the northwest wivds. winds will die down tonight and fog wiil reform. lows below
surfaces to get slipery by morning. breezy on tuesday with highs back into the upper 30s to mid 40s and then the next chance of rain tracks in on wednesday with snow in the northern ccunties. we keep a chance of light snow in our area into thursday morning relentless snowstorms -- deadly floods -- and a powerful category 5 hurricane -- all madedeweather headliis this year. and as karin caifa tells us - it took less than a month for 2015 to (gov. charlie baker/(r) massachusetts) "it's only been 14 days, folks and we've already beginning f fr parts of new england. nearly every week -- for
snowstorms blanketed streets, buried cars and strained people's patience. (mos) "everybody's just fed up." boston had its snowiest season on record -- with in the spring - several large tornadoes raked across texas. (chris dewey/tornado survivor) "it sounded like a jet then came the flooding. days of heavy rain severalhomes were swept off their foundations. (911 caller) "a house just went by up the river and there's a person in it wth a spotlignt." laura mccomb, her husband and their two children were inside that house. (laura mccomb) "it's coming
husband is the only one who survived. at least 23 people died in the may floods. and in suth carolina. have never seen bbfore." relentless rain in october shattered records in charleston and columbia. some places saw as much as 20 inches of rain. the historic flooding shuttdown more than 500 roads and bridges. it caused at least 11 dams to fail - prompted hundreds october -- as the strongest storm to a 200-mile-per hhur, category 5 hurricane. the storm weakened -- before making landfall along mexico's west coast.
bank or credit union branch in months. nearly four in ten americans haven't visited a bank or credit union in at least six months. that's according to a report released today by bankrattdot com. the finding is five percent more than when the question was asked nearly two years ago. the mad dash by last minute christmas shoppers is already underway ris clackum tells us stores s aren't the only place that are going to be crowded. (natsound / shoppers ) (natsound/man) "i've been feeling the pressure for weeks, but even more so now again expecting deep discounts over the next few days at bbick and mortar stores... ...on practically everything because it's too late to get it online. (sot/ rebekah george / retailmenot.com :23 - :28) time without paying those heavy, expedited, shipping&fees" rebekah george with retail-me-not-dot-com ...says
preffr doing last minute shopping centers found george / retailmenot.com :46 - :54 ) want to have updated sales and inventory in real time. that's something that the big box something else to keep in mind if shopping between now and fridd... roads areregoing to be jammed... ...more americans than ever before...over 100 million...are traveling this week to be home for christmas. and as the new year approaches... you're likely to be making a list of resolutions. an online survey finds 67 percent of american adults are making resolutions for 2016. of those... 33 percent say they'll be making financial resolutions... whether it be to pay off debt or to save more. the study found financial resolutions to be the second top resolution.
and a community comes together to help a family when thieves take their dog and all their christmas presents!. a neighbor found the dog and rescued him a few blocks away. then, a harley davidson dealership stepped in to replace the presents. motorcyclists rolled in wearing santa costumes -- giving the family their christmassback. "i don't like expressing how i mickey." "this is amazing i want this happen." a group called ride to giie stepped in to save christmas. it's coming up on today in iowa.... most 9-year-olds have a very precise idea of what they want for their birthdays, and they can't wait to tear open their presents. but one girl has decided to give
sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. children in need: she's giving them her own birthday gifts. police in massachusetts posted a story about the girl on their facebook page. they say she donated her gifts to toys for tots. that's a program run by the u-s marine corps that collects holiday gifts for children whose families can't afford them. her mom says she was brought up in a w wy that focused on
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aa he's known as a modern daa geppetto. we'll tell you how an american family brings joy to kids who good morning, i'm ally crutcher. jerry has the day off. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. showers and drizzle continue to track through the state, with re rain heading our way from the south this morning. we also have fog... iowa dot cameras are showing many areas with it this morning.... visibilities are down to zero in a few places and nice now, but will be slowly falling throughout txe day with northwest winds takingover. ey will be 5 to 15 mph today, but we will keep the morning active week for christmas... i'll have the details in a few minutes. slowly falling throughout the day with
they will be 5 to 15 mph today, but we will keep the morning rain/drizzle and fog before keeping clouds skies for the afternoon. we have a rather active week for christmas... i'll have the details in a few minutes. new this morning... a woman dies after a mobile home catches fire in cedar rapids. it happened in the 23-hundred block of kelly street southwest sunday night. firefighters found the back half of the home on fire. during the search, fire crews found the woman inside the home. she was pronounced dead at the scene. the cause a ad manner of the deatatand the fire is under investigation. more than 35 people were injured after a car crashed into a crowded sidewalk on the las vegas strip.
and 36 others injured. at least six of the injured are in critical condition. police say the vehicle drove off the sidewalk after hitting a car, then drove back onto thh sidewalk and "there was an lady, an african-american lady, and it looked like she wasn't even and there were men running after and she just wasn't trying." investigators say while they think the crash may have been intentional, they pointed out this was not an act of terrorism. the driver is now in custody. today, investigators hope to idntify the victims of a small plane crash. five people died when the small plane went down in california yesterday. it took investigators three hours to find the wreckage. federal invvstigators aree lookinn into the crara...but it usually takes months to determine what went wrong in
one person was killed when a greyhound bus crashed into an s- v in texas over the weekend. the crash left one person in the s-u-v dead, while another one was hospitalized with serious injuries. police say 16-more people on the bus were injured as well, but their lives are not in danger. investigators are looking into what happened. a boy scout leader is recovering after being attacked by a bear. it happened in a new jersey forest...he was leading g hree scouts. the boys were not hurt. the man's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. the friend and former neighbor of one of the san bernardino shooters is due n court for a bail and detention hearing. enrique marquez is charged with conspiracy to commit crimes of terrorism and federal weapons charges. prosecutors say he bought the` two assault rifles the attackers used in the massacre. 14 people were killed -- and more than 20 wounded. more than a day after the chase ends -- police find the suspect they we looking for. johnattan martin is accused of
interstate 3-80 between brandon and jesup saturday morning. officers tried to pull him over on a request from hardin county -- he's accused of breaking into a businesssthere. police tell us martin crashed the car he was driving and ran away through a cornfield saturday. yesterday -- martin called for an ambulance from a waterloo home-- to be treated for severe frostbite. the investigation is on going. an iowa high school wrestler dies after collapsing during a tournament. senior austin roberts went to spencer high school in spencer, iowa. according to the spencer high school facebook page, roberts collapsed on the mat and later died at the hospital. "i really don't know what happened. it looked like things were going ok and then all of a out," a go fund me page is now set up to support the family. a funeral will be held today to remember the life of a young man gone too soon.
in the cedar river a little more this morning at the first baptist church in waterloo. for more details --head over to our website kwwl.com prosecutors are reviewing the death of a 4-year-old rl who died last june to determine whether to file charges. an autopsy determined that gracie buss suffered serious head injuries-- but it didn't confirm how she got those injures. waterloo police have turned the case over to the black hawk county attorney's office. decision 20-16 coverage now. the last few ays of campaigning befefre the holiday have many of the republican candidates meeting in new hampshire today. tracie potts has more on the latest war of words between hillary clinton and donald trump. (voice of: donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate :00-:03) reaction to whwht hillary clinton (sot: hillary clinton/ (d) press") super burned in democrat bernie sanders on dealing with isis and syria's (sot: bernie sanders/ (d) presidential candidate :28-:33) isis." ("cbs face the nation") super burned in (sot: marco rubio/ (r) presidentiallcandidate :33:36)
out. the syrian people are going to take assad out." jeb bush is still trying to get traction... saying trump's not serious: ("cbs face the nation") super burned in (sot: jeb bush/ (r) presidential his news from he shows." ted cruz... steering ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate :51-1:00) "what kind of numbskull thinks that the suv in your driveway is at least six candidates are scheduled to be in new over ted cruz want to kill us?" the first caucuses and praries are nowowjust over a month away. at least six candidates numbers show trump up 16 points over ted cruz and marco rubio. tracie potts, nbc news,
on the democratic side, bernie sanders is averaging 8 points ahead of hillary clinton in new hampshire, but she's leading by 25 nationally. two groups worked together to make sure homeless childrr can joy christmas and see santa this year... kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in cedar falls with more details... the house of hope and the upper cervical health center worked together to make sure christmas came this year... even if it was patients at the upper cervical center helped santa deliver fts to moms an children staying at the house of hope.... the house of hope is a two year transitional shelter for single moms... some say without this program... these mom and kids might not have been able to see santa.... "they're in a situation that is not their fault and there may not be with helping. "i wasnt able to provide christmas for my kids without
these two groups have been working together for 10 years. and how this works is patients come in and picked up an ornament from his tree. each ornament hassa name of chillon it and what he or she wants for christmas. we've got you covered live in cedar falls... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. the center does other programs with the house of hope... they did a ladies night out and collected coats for moms and kids staying at the shelter. awkward momentntat the miss universe pageant has everyone talking this morning. it came down to two contestantss.. miss colomma and miss philippinene. pageant host steve harvey accidentally announced colombia as the winner. miss colombia was given the sash, the
"i h he to apologize... the first runner-up is colombia. miss universe 2015 is phillippines." (cheers) believe it or not, we found out this is not the first time a mistake like this has happened. in a mrs. world pageant back in & 2006, mrs. costa rica was crowned the wiwier when she wassctually first runner-up. steve harvey sent out this tweet after the mistake-- stating : i want to apologize emematically to iss philippines and miss colombia. this was a terribly honest human mistake and i am so regretful. the only problem with his apology tweet is he spelled philippines and
a toy story as we head into christmas week, how one man is bringing j/y to kids in need, by creating one-of-a- kind gifts in his own workshop. joe fryer went to washington state to meet the man with the remarkable christmas spirit. humble workshop... (nats) (sawng) th soundtrack for a car is this?" (vern) "ah, this is a ferrari!" (joe) "yeah!" he has been called a modern-day mister geppetto. (movie nats) "now i have just the name for you... pinocchio!" though heinle's white beard and red cap... might also conjure up comparisons... to santa. (heinle sot) "of course he's a bigger scale than i am.yeah, he's got reindeer and i don't." (nats) (edging) like santa... this great- grandfather builds a fleet of toys... each year.
child." (nats) (wrapping vern's toys) he donates them to the more than 600 eedy families... that amount of time for kids would push a tire around, that was his toy." so he understands... better thn most... a toy is something no child should go without. it's why... 8 years ago... until last year... when (vern) "yeah, right." today... she is healthy... aad the workshop is heinle delivered his final geppetto's hands... and santa's heart. joe fryer, nbc news, kent, washington.
iowa.... how much do moviegoers love "star wars"? fans erupt after a faulty projector ruins their movie- watching experience. plus... one eastern iowa commuity is trying to bring back their roller rink that was destroyed from the 2008 floods. pleey of fog out there this morning... visibilities will be slow to improve today and we will keep a chance of rain in e forecast this week. i'll have morrcoming "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan. this is today in iowa." "now your storm track
team: rain continues to track through e area this morning, along with some drizzle and fog... e fog will be dense at times with many areas less than 2 miles visibility. stormtrack7 live weather neeork will show some offhat fog this morning. temperatures are mild... in the 30s and even upper 40s, but will be steady or falling much of the day today as the cooler air to the west heads our way. northwest winds will take over
cooler air. first we have to get rid of the rain... and it will take much of the morning. a larger area of rain and drizzle will track through later this morning as the low is heading into northern illinois. as it tracks away, we will have dry air for tuday before the next system heads our way for wednesday. today... mainly light raiand drizzle with areas of fog. temperatures will be steady or falling all day wih the northwest winds. winds will die down tonight and fog will
freezing will allow some surfaces to get slippery by morning. breezy on tuesday with highs back into the upper 30s to mid 40s and then the next chance of rain tracks in on keep a chance of light snow in our area into thursday morning with a few rain showers traaing through as temperatures cool back toward something to quick mention: allamakee and vinton shellsburg quick mention: allamakee and vinton shellsburg schools are delayed 2 hours this morning. mother nature put up a spectacular show in the sky near washington state this weekend. these are images of the northern lights just east of the city. the sky lit up in green, purple anan pink...
is usually in winter... from places like northwestern canada or alaska. but the northern lights can sometimes be seen as far south as new orleans. it's coming up on today in iowa.... it may be setting international box- office records, but for at least one movie audience, "star wrs: the force awakens" was almost a disaster. plus... if you're heading out to visit family this holiday season, you're in luck. gas prices are at a six-year low. we'll tell you what's bringing the prices down. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in bernard, onslow, morley and all of eastern iowa
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four cents over the past two weeks... to o-dollars and ix-cents a gallon. that brings gas prices back to where they were in april 2009... this drop comes from a decrease in crude oil prices. the costter barrel is wn several dollars. if oil prices don't rebound quickly... we could see the price of gas shed another few cents as we head into the new year. talk about opening night horror... a theater full of star wars fans pitched a fit when the projector failed right in the middle of the film friday night. it then restarted...but played 15 or 20 minutes ahead of where they left off. most people thought they were about to see the ending of the movie and miss the plot developments. its been seven years since the
to the 2008 floods. now some people in the cedar valley are trying to bring it back. hre - - the last moments of e drome - - after suffering major damage in the 2008 floods - - it for many of those who grew up in the cedar valley - - the rollerdrome holds fond memories. and theyope to create future memories with today's children..... check this ut -- cuteness overload.! a cuddly newborn otter pup had guests crowding the outer deck at a california aquarium. the furry fluff- ball took in its first few hours of life in the ocean tide-pool. mommy otter spent her morning feeding the pup and ggooming it. aquarium trainers say the mom's priority is puffing up the baby's fur so that it will float. the baby otter quickly became the center of attention. "the otter is so cute and lovely and all that kind of stuff and it's just so good." the otters will eventually have
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wednesday. somenow during a meet -- this morning we hear from his community as they mourn his death.h. plus...dozens of people are taken to the hospital when a car crashes into the las vegas strip...and police believe the driver did it intentionally. and families going through personalalstruggles...find help from others...and are able to have a merry christmas. good morning, i'm ally crutcher.