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now on today in iowa...it's new years eve and somne cities are preparing for security threats plus...no hoverboards here. some are learning their holiday gifts can't be used in one city. and... for those who are tired of hearing about one of the presidential frontrunners...ther e's a way to block his name in your browser. morning it's 6 a-m -- today is . i'm jerry. ally's off storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. a few snow showers tracked through the kwwl viewing area early this morning but they are tracking away. the did leave behind a
some areas, so some roads are partially covered... iowa dot cameras show that most main roads are fine, but you may have to slow down at times for a few hours. visibilities are not a problem and temperatures are down to the low teens in some areas, but still in the mid 20s in others. it depends on any clearing going on... wind chills are in the single digits and teens this morning. it will i'll have that forecast for you in a few minutes. our top story... as people across the country prepare for tonight's festivities... security is being ramped up. that includes a big event for iowans tomorrow -- the rose bowl kim hutcherson tells us what authorities know about a potential threat. as america prepares to ring in the new year, officials
our top story... as people across the country prepare for tonight's festivities... security is being ramped up. that includes a big event for iowans tomorrow -- the rose bowl kim hutcherson tells us what as america prepares to ring in the new year, officials say a threat from overseas warns threat was uncorroborated and based on a single source. still, with a million people expected in times square thursday night ... authorities aren't taking any chances. "times square on new year's eve is going to be one of the safest places in the country resources" six-thousand officers will be deployed. there will also be helicopters, boat patrols and hundreds of extra mobile cameras and radiation detectors. but analysts say --
done. "the new york police are very, very good and they're very sensitized to the threat and the day, a crowd of people like that .. you can't vet everybody rose bowl parade and the game itself - both of which are considered elevated security events for the first time. this, as officials in belgium announce that new year's celebrations in brussels have been canceled entirely ... after the arrest of two men accused of plotting attacks in the capitol. i'm kim hutcherson reporting. in addition to having extra officers at the rose bowl game, the department of homeland security is installing more cameras on the rose bowl parade route. continuing coverage... he remains in mexico, his mother is being
ethan couch became known across the country following a deadly drunken driving crash. he pleaded "affluenza"...meanin g his wealthy parents didn't bring raise him right. authorities believe couch and his mother fled to mexico in november as prosecutors investigated whether the teen violated his parole. another story we continue to follow -- the terrorist attacks in california. a grand jury is indicting a friend of the shooter. prosecutors are charging him with allegedly conspiring with syed farook to commit terrorist acts a few years ago. this adds two more counts to the charges he was initially facing in connection with the san bernardino massacre. a state of emergency in place in missouri.. as flood waters continue to rise. multiple rivers are at or above flood stage. crest nearly 14-feet above flood stage. yesterday the state's governor toured areas that are threatened.. and said even when the waters recede the danger isn't over.. there will be damage underneath.
snow. the mild winter is a thing of the past -- and that means more cars might stall. mechanics say car fires and stalling mainly depend on how well maintained your vehicle is. (andrew torkelson/mechanic) "if you were ignoring your car long enough that it was blowing fill your exhaust with oil, and that could get hot enough to start a fire, and that'd be right underneath the car. you wouldn't even notice until your seat was hot." mechanics say if the hood of your car were to catch fire while driving... keep it closed and get out. to help prevent stalling... mechanics say keep your fuel tank more than a quarter full. the f-a-a is investigating after a flight is diverted. we don't know what the emergency was. a flight heading from orlando to maine ended up landing in rhode island. passengers reported smelling was scary... some have a sense of about it. "we're lucky, ray doesn't have go to work until friday night so we got an extra day built in, but we are out of underwear" laughs
stranded travelers up in hotels for the night and plans to fly them out today a flight lands in canada with 20 injured passengers - all due to turbulence. some of them actually had to go to the hospital -- at least three passengers were seen being loaded into ambulances. people reported having neck and back injuries due to turbulence. the flight was carrying more than 350 passengers and crew members. and check this out -- a plane at chicago's o'hare airport skid past its gate due to heavy snow. the plane had to be towed to its gate. no one was hurt. a popular holiday gift...is actually banned in a major city now new york lawmakers are the legalization of hoverboards in new york city. state law classifies hoverboards as motor vehicles that must be registered. the problem is, they can't be registered, so they're a no-go in the city. some lawmakers feel the ban is
despite their popularity...hoverb oards continue to prove dangerous. another report of one catching fire, this time in south carolina. firefighters say the board was sitting in the living room when it burst into flames...sending charred pieces flying 25 feet across the house. "had they not been home with and the furniture that was burning they probably would have lost their home." no one was hurt. there have been more than 20 nationwide in health news...an increasing number of women are choosing to give birth outside a hospital while the majority of these home deliveries are safe ... there are some risks. researchers found babies born outside of a hospital were twice as likely to die ... although the true risk was still very low. about 16-percent of the women who planned a home delivery ended up being transfered to a hospital.
month away from the caucuses and candidates are pushing their messages in iowa. for chris christie: that's experience. the republican hopeful has been struggling in the polls but is hoping to change that in the next month. in a waterloo campaign stop, christie said president obama isn't doing enough.... and that the country needs a leader with experience... one topic he touched on...recent us is this, if a center for the develpomentally disabled in san place in america is a target for terrorists." christie also focused on two other big topics. one was drug addiction....he shared a story about a friend he lost to addiction... and said pro-life means more than just the 9 months in the womb..." he also says there needs to be more transparency to how colleges bill students for tuition... marco rubio wraps up a trip across the state -- he's also talking
aggressive war against isis.. even when questioned about america's responsibility for civilian casualties in war zones. when i'm president of the rhetorical war on terror, not lectures, a real war on terror. and if you're captured alive, you're gonna get a one way ticket to guantanamo. and when you're at guantanamo, we are gonna find out everything you know about plots, past, present, or future. as you just heard -- he plans to keep the guantanamo military prison open.. sending new terror suspects there for interrogation. on the democratic side...bernie sanders says his campaign is gaining momentum....and is looking to pull off an upset in the february caucuses. sanders says his progressive agenda.. and the big crowds he's seeing on the campaign trail.. are generating enthusiastic support. s/ sen. bernie sanders / (d) presidential candidate :27 absolutely believe we can win here in iowa, i think we can win in new hampshire, i just i think we can win in nevada. and if we win in those states
to victory in pulling off one of the great political upsets in the history of the united states. sanders is the only major political candidate holding political events today he'll be hosting a new year's eve party at a downtown des moines hotel. and while he's not in iowa today, you certainly can't do much online without hearing about donald trump. and if you're tired of it -- google chrome can help you out. it launched a new add-on that lets users block all images and references to donald trump. its coming up on today in iowa... you may be wishing you were at the beach instead of dealing why some beachgoers are ending up in the hospital plus...we're getting a look at the new stamps coming out next year...and they go where no man
and...hours before the wedding there was no dress, no tie...and no home for the happy couple to head to but a community steps in to give them a dream wedding. a few snow showers tracked through earlier, but now we are seeing some clearing skies. temperatures will be cool as we head into 2016. i'll have more coming up. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher "now your storm track 7
clearing out. however, they left about half an inch of fluffy snow in some areas and that is coating the roads mainly from dubuque to independence southward. as the snow tracks out, temps cooled into the teens in some areas and held steady in others (depending on cloud cover). stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show a mix of clouds and sun today, but the snow should be over. most of us are still in the low to mid 20s, but the low teens are working into our area, while northwest iowa has dropped to around zero in sheldon! wind chills are in the negative teens there, while we remain above zero. west winds are 5 to 15 mph and will stay that way for a couple of days, including tonight, so bundle up if you are heading out to ring in the new year somewhere. clouds will clear out, but a few more will track in from a trough tracking through the dakotas right now. and another one will track through tomorrow. this will keep a few clouds over us, but we will also stay cool. highs today will be about where they are right now with temps dropping into the single
with all this cold weather...you may be wishing you were at the beach. but some beachgoers are wishing they skipped the trip. some florida beaches are seeing 10 to 15 people a day getting stung by man o' war...similar to jellwish five people -- including two kids -- have even had to be taken to the hospital. the jellywish are blowing in with the easterly winds. "they just drift with the current. so if someone isn't paying
man-o-war are often mistaken for jellyfish, and their sting can cause swelling and skin irritation for several days. its still to come... post offices are getting ready to live long and prosper. plus...the couple has no home and hard times have kept them from saying "i do" they decide to get married anyways...and are surprised by the support they recieve and when you see news - or if you have pictures or video to share... you can do that by going to our page on facebook. you can also "like" our page to stay up to date on breaking news and weather information.
here's a look at what' today, the mississippi river is expected to crest about 13 feet above flood stage in the st. louis area. that would be the second-worst on record -- only behind the flood of 1993. hawkeye fans at the rose bowl parade and game tomorrow will see a bigger police presence than football fans have seen in the past. both are considered elevated security events for the first time. and tonight is new year's eve. as we take a live look at times square where the ball will drop tonight.
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me up scotty -- star trek stamps are coming in 2016. they honor the original tv show's 50th anniversary. and are just one of several stamps which will debut next year. the star trek stamps show classic icons....the uss enterprise, the starfleet insignia, a crew member being beamed up, and a vulcan salute. so don't try to break the internet. a university releases it's annual list of banished words and phrases. so is the word receivinng the most nominations -- do don't start a sentence with it. also on the list...using the word presser" instead of press conference, the word problematic is...apparently...pro blematic. and don't try to "join the conversation" or "break the internet" to get married. the couple, both homeless, didn't get to their special day easily.
you may kiss your bride kiss sealed with a kiss... and a stamp of approval 1-hundred couples... i do inside his home... over the past 11 years kenneth kibby, officiant the circumstances that brings two people together are never the same like this couple right here... jerold and mani clay...what theyve been through... its a story in itself unexpected i guess i had no idea unaware that prior to tuesday...mani had no dress...jerold...had no tie.... and the both of them...no place to live. kenneth kibby, officant everybody situation is different i have no idea what theyre going to i have no idea what got them to where they are thats the exact reason he didn't charge this couple... a single dime jerold clay, groom wow like, it was hard a little bit you work for the money and just to get it back im like whoa (jerold clay, groom) it meant something to me today, it brought a little tear to my eye as for the wedding dress, tie and bouquet...its all thanks to meltrotter...helping one of their guests on
mani clay, bride it was a blessing i didnt expect this at all we just wanted to do it casual with a few friends and everything and it meant a lot leaving as one.... jerald i didnt expect it but god sent me an angel ready to start their new.... you guys are officially married and improved life. we did it and made it we here now (kenneth kibby, officant ) i only hope god leaves them on their right path to get to the right place in their lives its coming up... talk about watercolors -- an animal jumps out of the pool to paint a
storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. cold for the last day of the 20s for the weekend and the low next wednesday. it's coming up on today in iowa.... as midnight approaches -- we're taking a look at some of the big celebrations being planned across the country. plus...the game is still a day away. but thousands of hawkeye fans have already flocked to southern california -- we'll hear from fans who
is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth in two years than the bottom 100 million people combined. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. the middle class will continue to disappear unless we level the playing field.
the midwest are keeping a very close eye on the mississippi river and we're getting a better look at the damage flooding has caused. plus -- firefighters are calling for more people to pick up their shovels... and give them a lift -- so fighting firesill be a little easier this winter. and the walk down the aisle might have hit a snag... when a pair of jeans disappears with a very important piece of jewelry needed by the happy couple. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. a few snow showers tracked through the kwwl viewing area early this morning but they are tracking away. the did leave behind a half inch of fluffy stuff in some areas, so some roads are partially covered... iowa dot cameras show that most main roads are
down at times for a few hours. visibilities are not a problem and temperatures are down to the low teens in some areas, but still in the mid 20s in others. it depends on any clearing going on... wind chills are in the single digits and teens this morning. it will stay cool for the last day of 2015 with that trend continuing a big story this morning: midwest flooding. today, the mississippi river is expected to crest about 13 feet above flood stage in the st. louis area. that would be the secoo-worst on record -- only behind the flood of a big story this morning: midwest flooding. today, the mississippi river is expected to crest about 13 feet above flood stage in the st. louis area. that would be the second-worst on record -- only behind the flood of 1993.
get people to higher ground as rivers and streams rise... but for some... it's too late. this is video out of fenton, missouri -- near st. louis. what's left of a house crashes right into a bridge. many homes have been destroyed. let's give you a look from above now. many bridges and overpasses are under wattr. at least 20 people in missouri and illinois have died -- most were in cars swept away by floodwaters. missouri's governor compared this devastation to the 93 going to be a little shorter, but the bottom line is you've locations which means this is very dangerous. you've already had a number of deaths and we're out there trying to not only help manage e he situation but to save lives." here's some good news. for now, there's no more rain in the forecast. also in that state -- two people were hurt -- but are expected to survive -- after a plane crashed near a high school. the couple was able to call
after the plane went wn outside of springfield. firefighters cut off the roof to "it's really hard to see up there the, and brought them, to an abrupt stop." authorities say they don't know where the couple was going... but again... they say both are expected to be ok. paramedics already have a tough job... but it becomes even more difficult when emergencies happen in dangerous conditions -- like we've had in eastern iowa this week. you can see in this video -- our camera is shaking. it can be a bumpy ride in an ambulance. paramedics say they try to get to an emergency in nine minutes
"the ambulance itself is a giant box, it slides very eaealy, we have rear wheel drive on them so they, they're really hard to corner, especially in the slick conditions." he tells us paramedics working on patients in the back many
aren't wearing ssatbelts, so when they hit ice, they can easily get thrown around --- which can be scary. right now, eastern iowa firefighters want to see red or whatever color a fire hydrant is. they're calling on people
to clear the snow away from fire hydrants. kwwl's olivia mancino rode along with a cedar falls rescue truck to get a look at the problem monday's storm left behind. a major snow fall can fighters. "we have some hydrants that have flags on them, but if we dont have a flag to find it we have to start digging to find 540 looking for firehydrants that need to be cleared out." we drove around a few neighborhoods in cedar falls to look for buried hydrants it didn't take long to firefighters nearly 20 seconds to clear out this hydrant... thats precious time taken away from fighting an actual fire-- "time is critical, fire can grow in a matter of minutes, so if we have to spend a minute finding the hydrant clearing out around tips residents should know about clearing
"these guys say its easier to dig out the fire hydrants when the snow is fresh rather than frozen..it makes the job easier for you and easier for them" and when digging out the hyrants -- pay special attention to the knobs on the side-- "we want to make sure these ports are open so our fire hoses can connect to them if they need them" its a small extra step when shoveling sidewalks and driveways... but can make a world of difference in time of emergency. the firefighters olivia spent time with say -- if you have trouble shoveling out tt snow around a fire hydrant -- just give them a call this morning, bill cosby is not in jail -- free on a one- million dollar bond. for the first time, he's been charged with sexual assault -- after dozens of
charged in pennsylvania -- accused of asulting a temple university employee 11 years ago. the district attorney says cosby urged the woman to take pills he gave her and to drink wine. in chicago -- more officers will carry stun guns. it's part of a major overhaul for the police department there. right now, about 20-percent have access to tasers. the move comes as he city faces heauy criticism for using deadly force. one chicagg officer, jason van dyke, is charged with murder. from making changes and reforms cameras, are technology. they are a tool in toolbox, they are not the toolbox." the mayor said every patrol car willave a taser by june. now to a very powerful moment -- at the funeral of a dubuque county native. a boy salutes his dad during the service. technical sergeant joseph lemm was laid to rest in new york
his young son, ryan, sitting on the shoulders of an officer, saluted the casket as it was brought outside after the service. lemm was serving with the air national guard in afghanistan when he was killed by a suicide bomber. he was also a 15- year veteran of the new york police department. many family members from eastern iowa flew to new york for the decision 2016 coverage this morning. the war on terror continues to be hot topic on the campaign trail in iowa. senator marco rubio was in a few different spots yesterday -- including pella. he's promising a more aggressive war against terror groups like isis -- if he's elected. unittd states, we're gonna have a real war on terror, not a military capable of finding the ticket to guantanamo. and when you're at guantanamo, we are gonna find out everything you know about plots, past, present, or future. rubio has spent the past few
iowa... but does not have campaign stops planned for today in the state. bernie sandrs has also been in iowa. the democrat says his campaign is gaining momenum -- and he's ready to pull off what he calls -- one of the great political upsets in the history of the u-s. he was in keokuk -- and also talked about the war on terror. i hear a lot of my republican telling the world just how tough they are and they're ready to go to war and sent the troops into syria and into iraq. well let me ll you it's not going to be there kids who are going into those wars it'll be your kids. sanders is the only major political candidate holding events today. he'll be hosting a new ear's eve party at a des moines hotel. security is very tight on this new year's eve, but all festivities in one
authorities in brussels arrested two people this week. they're suspected of being involved in a plot to attack sites in belgium today. belgium's prime minister says the decision to cancel the celebration inin brussels was a "ddicate" one. many people have been waiting all week for this....the rose bowl before the big game... the 127th rose parade and it's the last day for decorators to get their floats ready... kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in the newsroom... she has a sneak peak at what the hawkeye float and what other floats will look like. volunteers are putting the final touches on floats -- for the 127th rose parade which happens tomorrow right before the big game.... now the theme for this year's parade is find your adventure...the g gal is to shine light on the nation's national parks. it sure looks like the hawkeye float is following along with the
theme..... it has approximately 44thousand flowers on it. the float is 35 feet long and 18 feet wide. here's a look at some of the other floats in the parade this year... according to los angelos daill news.s.. there will be 44 floral floats... 19 equestrian teams... and 20 bands in the parade... the grand marshal will be award- winning filmmaker ken burns... he's spent almost 40 years making documentary films. we've got you covered live in the newsroom... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. the rose parade will start at 10 in the morning here in iowa... and we have a team out in california... so make sure to keep watching k-w- w-w-l for continueing coverage of rose bowl events. the golden state is becoming a sea of black and gold. we''e just a day away from the rose bowl and hawkeye fans are pouring in california. kwwl's brad hanson takes us to one of the bigger events for fans -- the hawkeye huddle in downtown l-a. let's go hawks, let's go thousands of iowa fans fill this humongous space, making it look like iowa city on game day. (mark ryan, waterloo)
just an unreal scene." i bet thire's 100,000 hawkeye fans out here. it's a great atmosphere. i wouldn't, i mean, it's fantastic." (danny and ashley steele, dubuque)"it seems like half of iowa decided to leave and explore california. so it's pretty amazing to see how many people cameto support them. i'm just amazed by e size of this room, honestly. it's just an amazing room and to see how many people you can fit in here." (brad hanson, @bhansonkwwl) "easily tens of thousands of fans of iowa fans here at the los angeles convention center. everybody from congressman rod blum, university president bruce herreld, to a pretty famous local, you may have heard of him, tom arnold." (tom arnold, actor, comedian) "it's just been the one consistent thing in my life, and nobody could ever take that away from me, being a hawk fan. you can fire me, you can
with the turnout, though not surprised. "i knew the rose bowl people are luckto have us. because the college football fans here are about 10 percent as good as the iowa fans, and that is a fact. we are real fans." nats let's go hawks! let's go awks! organizers believed there were about 20-thousand fans at the huddle last night. so far, so good for the big ten in bowl games. wisconsin and u- s-c in the holiday bowl from last night. wisconsin wins 23-21 -- which means big ten teams are now 3 and 1 in the post-season so far. the badgers finish the yeer at 10-3 -- one of those losses coming to iowa. we still have a lot to get to this morning: including the search for a dog --
thankfully, the cameras were rolling in one city -- so crews had an idea where to look. plus -- will the new year bring with it -- a more efficient tax season? this morning, we're hearing how long it should take for you to a few snow showers tracked through earlier, but now we are seeing some clearing skies. mperatures will be cool as we head into 2016. i'll have more coming up. "you're watching kwwl,
from 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: it will be chilly as wturn the calendar..e had a few now showers track through early this morning, but they are clearing out. however, they left about half an inch of fluffy snow in some areas and that is coatng the roads mainly from dubuque to independence southwwd. as the snow tracks out, temps cooled into the teens (depending on cloud cover). stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show a mix of clouds and sun today, but the snow should be over. aost of usare still in he low to mid 20s, but the low teens are around zero in sheldon! wind chills are in the negative teens there, while we remain above zero. west winds are 5 to 15 mph and will stay that wayor a couple of if you ae heading o o to ring in the new year
more will track in from a trough track through tomorrow. this will keep a few clouds over us, but we will also staacool. highs today will be about where they are right now with temps dropping into the single digits to mid teens tonight. wind chills will likely be 5 to 10 below zero around midnight, so bundle up! we may gain a few below normal for the first day of the new year. we will see a sloo light snow returning for wednesday. heading out to ring in the new year somewhere. clouds will clear out, but a few more will track in from a trough trackii through the ddkotas right now. and another one will track through tomorrow. this will keep a few clouds over us, but we will also stay cool. highs today will be about where they are right now with tempp dropping nto the single digits to mid teens tonight. wind chills will likely be 5 to 10 below zero around midnight, so bundle up! we may gain a few degrees tomorrjw with the extra few clouds, but we will stay below normal foo
year. we will see a slow warming trend... back to the low 30s by tuesday with a chance of light snow returning fo wednesday. dropping into the single digits to mid teens tonight. wind chills will likely the extra fefe clouds, but we will stay below normal for the first day of the new year. we will see a slow warming trend... back to the low 30s by tuesday with a chace of light snow returning for wednesday. the time now is cameras
dumping trash illegally -- find something else. a dog abbndoned by its s ner. that leads to a search in the plus the search for the owner of a pair of jeans. it's a big deal because of what was found inside the pocket. a wedding ring. you're watathing kwwl. we've got you covered in waterville, elkader, solon and
as we wrap up 2012016 tax season. it will open on january 19th. anyone expecting a refund ouldn't have to wait too long to get one. the i-r-s anticipates issuing more than nine out ten refunds in less than three weeks. the deadline for all federal returns and requests for extensions is april 18thththis year -- not the 15th. a former pet owner faces charges this morning -- after being accused of dumping a dog near a vacant lot. thanks to the efforts of two city employees -- the dog was found. martin augustine has the story from kansas city. this---is mojave---a loving, friendly dog---at the center of a most unloving, unfriendly, act. "this was as mad as i've been in a long time." an act leaving alan ashurst, a city codede officer, briiming with anger after checking images from one of the hidden cameras he uses to catch people illegally dumping trash here around 45th and brooklyn.
time---wasn't trash---but mojave, the s-u-v in this ries of pictures pulls up---someone inside then pushes out mojave to the street---and drives away---with mojave following--in vain. "i just couldn't believe it. it was a beautiful little dog, he's sweet asshe can be and then somebody just pitching him out." "finding mojave out here sure seemed like a long shot.you see, whenalan ashurst first sawthose photos was while he wawachanging out a camerara that was back on december 18th. the thing is, the pictures of mojave being left behind had a time stamp of december 10th. more than a week had come and gone." "i ssid, hey, the ddg is still in the area." here's where eron dawkins comes in. the animal control investigator was asked to look through othee photos in the camera---and days after mojave was left behind--- the motion activated camera---had snapped other pictures of mojave---still in the area--dawkins and ashurst rushed back out andddidn't have to look long---especially after opening
woods, the dog is healthy and has recently been adopted. now to a much different kind of lost and found. a woman is searching for the owner of a wedding ring after it was found in a pair of men's jeans she ordered for her husband as a christmas gift. the woman ordered this jeans from eiman marcus. her husband tried the jeans on-- put s hands in te pockets and "this is something that is very haven't found it. so this is very close to my heart and i really want to find the owner." neiman marcus says it's aware of what happened -- and is now working to find the owner. it's and here's a look at today's birthdays. happy birthday from kwwl.