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plus...as historic flooding continues to hit the middst...iowans are heading out to help. and stop apologizing! how technology is working to empower women...an effort to make them feel more confident. here's a live look at our good morning it's 6 a-m -- today is . good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist is here now with your storm track seven forecast. we have a few clouds tracking through and they may have some flurries with the but nothing is really organized or causing any widesesread problemem. it is overnight... they are mainly in the low 20s this morning, although with drop a bit as the clouds track this morning with winds still 5 to 15 mph from the west. they
climb only a few degrees into should stay dry for a few days. i'll have that forecast for you in a few minutes. our top story this morning. degrees intohe mid to upper 20s this afternoon. other than a few in a few minutes. there, we should stay dry foo a few days.s.i'll have that forecast for you in a few minutes. our top story this morning. waterloo police are investigattng a shooting...one person had to be taken to the hospital kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo with more information. jerry this just into our newsroom this hour the waterloo police department was sent to a bar on 4th street after a business said no one was leaving the bar....
call.... officers walkkg in the area noticed a group of people gathered in an ally between lafayette and sycamore ... here's video of that area... as officers approached this group of people....they say several hots were fireddithin iithe group..and people began to run... a police report says there was one victim taken to allen hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound... during this incident... waterloo police say an officer from the waterloo police department fired one round at an armed subject.... this shot did not hit anone... the incident is stiil under investigation. we've got you covered... live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. officers say they chased down multiple suspects and have them in custody. their names have not been rereeased. we'll keep you updated as we learn more. anoth story we're following... in cedar falls -hree people are taken to the hospital following a fight and hit and run. it all
welcomed in the new year....beginning as a fight outside the voodoo lounge. officers say aaar drove off n the area. it's unclear how many of the victims were hit by the car and who was injured in thefight. police tell us all three victims aree men in their twenties. they are expected to survive. continuing coverage -- flooding still has many communities on edge this morning. near st llis, the water level is on its way down...the river cresting just seven and a half feet below the 1993 record. yesterday, two interstates had to close. already hundrrs of homes and businesses have been affected. this morning, more than 40 iowa national guard soldiers are going to missouri to provide relief. yesterday, soldiers in cedar rapids prepared tanks and a water purification system to bring. these tanks can provide up to 125 gallons of clean water per minute. "i had new yars plans but this is mmore imporatnt, its important to help people because they probablyyhad new yearss
time responding to a national disaster in georgia -- a state of emergency after days of heavy rain and flooding this is the inside of a flooded clothing store. roads nearby are also floodedd today, president obama starts his final full year in fice. he's speleling out his agenda. as jim acosta tells us he'll start by focusing on guns. natsot: obama playing golf. out all on the field." president's eighth and last year in office... mr. sources faaliar with the plan sasa it will be a package of executive actions on gun control... expected before the jan. 12th state of the union.. and aimed at the gun show loophole.. which allows some firearms sellers to avoid their customers.
think that would be fair yes." the white house argues authority... and in line with polls that show broad support for tightening background checks. "unfortunately, congress hasn't shown the courage to do so. so that's why the president has asked his team to look at what he can do administrativel" vowing to fight the move, the nation's biggest gun lobby.. theera.. says thee president is doing what he always does when he doesn't get his way, defying the will of the people and using executive action." another controversial proposal coming in the new year.. the president will ask center at guantanamo... a facility mr. obama may close on his own.. if lawmakers balk at the white house plan. "it will be an uphill battle." the presidenen also hopes to ravel to cuba... and perhaps more than a dozen other countries... in what's shaping up to be global farewell tour. but the president's agenda could be upenddd by sesebacks in the war on isis... natsot: hillary cheers a foreign policy crisis... that could complicate white
have mr. obama campaign heavily with the 2016 democratic nominee ... a prospect that may well put both him and hillary clinton out on the trail.. together again. "i think we will have a strong democratic nominee. i think that democratic nominee will win. i think i will have a democratic successor." the proposals are expected to be revealed next week before his inal state of the union address on january twelfth. a collegeequarterback will not play in his team's bowl game -- after being arrested, accused of attacking a police officer. police say tcu's trevone boykin hit a bar employee, then an officer. boykin was released on bond, and is charged with assaulting a public servant. t-c-u suspended the star quarterback and a wide receiver who was also at the bar. neither will play i i the alamo bowl tomorrow. medal of honor recipient kyle
hit-and- run charges in south carolina. president obama awarded the medal to the marine in 2014... for jumping on a grenade to save a fellow soldier in afghanistan. but last month carpenter allegedly took off from an accident scene after hittink someone. police say carpenter pulled ovov briefly... but then drove away. he's out on bond the victim is expected to recover. an airplane on its way to iowa makes an emergency laing. 150 passengers and six crew members on board when the plane landed in tennessee. the plane is being inspected to figure out what the prolem was, we do know it happened in the right "it just sounded like we hit something um, the ladin the like we hit something, just a loud bang um we kind of thought we either hit a bird or the ennne went out."" one passenger we spoke with said it was calm when they landed in chattanooga,
vouchers while they waited for a different plane to arrive and get them safely to cedar rapids. a garbage truck is involved in a crash which sends muiltltple people too theehospital. it happened on highway 18 near west union. the fayette county sheriff's department says the garbage truck as backing into a farm drive en a truck drrven by phillip white and melinda scribner hit it. scribner was trapped and the jaws of life were used to cut of the garbage workers were airlifted to the hospital wiwih life threatening injuries. a special investigation accuses two members of the garwin ambulance service of using city moneyyor personal usus. according an audit -- the group's former secretary and president -- karen and steve boege -- are accused of using more than 13-thousand dollars for personal use. decision 2016...democrat bernie sanders is trying to gain on frontrunner, hillary clinton.
politics...holding a hew year's eve bash at a des moines hotel when sanders took to the stage to address his followers, he sounded horse and didn't speak for long. but his message was straight to the point. together have an opportunity to there were lots of young people at the new year's eve party with bernie. that's been a hallmark of the 74 with and energizing ung voters. the state department releases fewer hillary clinton eight- thousand pages of clinton's emails - while she was secretary of state - were supposed to be released yesterday but the state department says it will only be able to release 55-hundred pages. it blamed the shortfall on the holidays and the amount of docucuents involved..more emails will be released next week.
you to stop apologizizig. the "just not sorry" extension helps people avoid using words and phrases in emails that can make them sound less confident or assertive. it will underline words and phrases like "sorry," "actually," and "just." it was developed by a group of software developers to empower female leaders by communicati more confidently. its cominnup on today in iowa... a pair of young animals get test out the snow for the first time. plus...it's a tradition dating babak decades...a ity pitching together to create a float for the tournament of roses parade. and...we're taking a look at how the country celebrated the new year...from the traditional...to the unique. a weak disturbance is tracking some clouds through the viewing area this morning and may produce a few flurries. we stay mainly dryyor a few days. i'll have more on that
recast on kwwll" fro- the kwwl stor-track 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: we look to stay dry for the next few days as a few clouds will track through the area today that may bring a few flurries. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras won't show any weather related travel issues this morning, despite those flurries. temperatures were helped by a blanket of clouds overnight... they are in the low to mid 20s early this rning with a few teens to the west as skies clear out. wind chills are
and may dip below zero with winds mainly 5 to 15 mph although some areas are reporting 20 mph winds ths morning. mosy from the west and should stay that direction todaa. not much reelly changes over the next couple of days, although the speeds will vary, they will be mainly 5 to 15 mph through saturday. the clouds tracking through right now may have a few flurries with them but nothing adding up. the trough will continue to track toward the great lakes and we will have sunshine later this morning, but i think some more clouds will track in again later day as yet another disturbance rotates through the region. it looks like we will have the most clouds today. temperatures will be pretty close to normal today and tomorrow across the region. our hhhs will aim for the upper 20s with those west winds continuing through tonight. lows drop into the upper single digits to mid teens with wind chills possibly dropping to -5 by mororing. saturday w wll climb back to the upper 20s with a few low 30s, too. we will stay dry through the first half of next week with a chance of snow tracking in wednesdaa
imb back to thh low 30s. upper 20s with those west winds continuing through tonight. lows drop into the upper single digits to mid teens with wind chills possibly dropping to -5 by morning. saturday will climb back to the upper 20s th a few low 30s, o. we will stay dry through the first half of next week with a chance of snow tracking in wednesday night and thursday as highs climb back to the low 30s. two red panda cubs are getting
ncoln park zoo@in chicago showed clark and addison playing in the snow this week at the zoo's lion house. the cubs were born back in june, and introduced to the public in october. much warmer weather for these weiner dogs...walking in the annual new year's eve y west daschund walk. the dogs wore diffrent costumms and accessories. its still to come... the big day is finally here. we're hearing from hawkeye fans who traveled to california for this afternoon's game. plus...a city's longstanding parade tradition...and the volunteers who've been helping make sure it continues. and when you see news - or if you have pictures or video to
vooo lounge just after midnight, all three people are expected to recover. today's the big day. the hawkeyes take on stanford in the roroe bowl this affernoon. hawkeye fans have been enjoying the sights in southern california all week. brandon hodges is there with his brother and sister in law oh it's awesome seeing alllthe everyone from iowa we haven't been here very often. the last time we won it was 59, i wasn't experience has been fantastic. yes. beautiful weather. not what we're used to. that's forr suue. amazing. you can't describe it. you have to be here to believe it. waterloo native wendy and her husband chris made the trip from minnapolis -- this is tremendous to have the yes heeas. huge. bibi, big here.
all around the stadium hawkeye fans are enjoying their rose bowl experience. of course, t he parade steps off first. angie crouch shows us one parade tradition that has stood for 99 years. . they're putting the finishing touches on sierra adre's rose paaade float. a fort\-four foot long family of flamingos floating own a river. while most of the floats in the rose parade are built for companies or charities - sierra madre's ffat is one of six still being built by individuals. "we're working the whole neighborhood - not jst sierra madre - about half our members are from sierra madre and the other alf are frommthe er ten thousand people nestled in the foothills - creating its own
pride. "we always call this the normal rorokwell town becauseet has such old values and community feelings and people getting out for each other.. that's why this is such a success because people just do it." float building haseen a part volunteer for more than 67 years. "when i was in girl scouts, i used to come down here and work on it. awesome." sierra madre even built a barn so they y ould house theefloat - and each year - hundreds of residents come out to see the finished product. together!" each year - retired engineer davee gaydosh climbs into the drivers seat and hides out beneath more than 30-thousand flowers - to steer the float down the parbde route. "i can see and the co- driver can see the other side so between us we have 180 degrees drive!" you can catch the parade right here on kwwl starting at ten this morning, after the today show.
in wisconsin, they turn to food. they drop cheese there. this year it was an 80pound wedge...and it dropped a little early...at ten...making the event a bit more family friendly. the cheese capital of the world evennffered mplimentary wwdges to its guests. :02 pennsylvania also celebrating with a salute to food. a giant "peeps" chick drops there. it weighs 85 punds -- and it was also lowered a little early. why
peeps? the marshmellow treats are made here. storm traak seven meteoeoologist eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. the first few days of the new year may haveea few flurrieses with any clouds tracking wednesday night and thursday. highs and lows will stay at or slightly below normal through the week.
now on today in iowa
-- breaking news from two cities in eastern iowa overnight. in one case -- police are investigating a shooting. plus -- many iowa soldiers will spend new year's day on the road to missouri -- to help people there recover from major flooding. and 2016 is just hours old. we're getting a look at the sights and sounds of celebrations all over the world. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and m jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven
we have a few clouds tracking through and they may have some flurries with them, but nothing is really organized or using any widesppad problems. it is acting as a blanket and kept temperatures a bit warmer overnight... they are mainly in the low 20s this morning, although with drop a bit as the ouds track out this morning. it feels like the single digits to low teens this morning with winds still 5 to 15 mph from the west. they will stay there much of the day ad a few more clouds will track in again this afternoon. highs will climb only a few degrees into the mid to upper 20s this afternoon. other than a few flurries here and there, we should stay dry for a few days. after shooting in terloo.... this ssory all morning... jerry- the waterloo police department responded to a call around 2 this morning.... a bar on 4th ststet... the business said no one was leaving the bar....
noticed a gorup of people in the alley tween lafayetttt and sycamore.... as officers approached this group....several gun shots were heard within the group... the crowd then began to run from the alley.... a police report says one erson was shot.... that person n as taken to allen hospital with non-life threatening injuries... the police report says that during this incident....a waterloo police officer did fire at someone e ho was armed... this shot missed the person..... we've got you covered... live in waterloo... amanda giert... kwwl news. officers say they chased down multiple sussects and have them in cctody. their names have not been released. this is an ongoing investigation. good news for parts of the mididest this morning. water levels are starting to come down. the mississippi came to within seven and a halffeeet of the record set in 1993. at leastt22 people havv died in missouri and illinois because of the flooding.
-- shut down because of the high water. hundreds oo homes haveeeen evacuated, dozens of levees threatened and transportation came to a standstill in parts of missouri this week. "this is unbelievable. this is life, seen anything like this before." eastern iowa soldiers are on their way to help today. kwwl's olivia mancino shows us how. these aerial images give a glimspe of the disaster that has taken over the state of missouri. major roadways...and has been responsible for multiple deaths. a little more than three hundred miles away.. iowa national gaurd soldierr in cedar rapids are preparing tanks and a water purification system to bring to missouri new years day. "i had new years plans but this is more impootant, its important to hee people because they more than 20 thousand missouri residents are without clean water right now. and these tanks can provide up to 125 gallons of clean water per minute.. sgt riley says she isn't
used for until they get there, but it could potentially be used as drinking water. "the water quality purrication plant were oing to right now is actually under water" this will be no easy feat for riley and the rest of the crew she says she's never responded to a national disaster before but she is more than ready.. "i want to be where people need me so i'm really exicted to be down there and help people" earlier this year, more than 600 soldiers went to louisiana for training, the iowa ational guar says it helped prepare them to deal with this kind of floodingg this morning, federal authorities describe a terror suspect as an ex- con who wanted
worthy of joiing isis. jonathan dienst telllus the arreses in rrchester, new york led to the city cancelling its new year's the fbi says this is the face of a man who was about to carry out new year's eveeslaughter. emanuelllutchman's alleged plan: to kill in his hometown of rochester, new york... after communicating with an isis fighter in syria ays the fbi. the criminal complaint details lutchman'ss allegeddtalks around christmas day with an isis supporter overseas. lutchman wrote he was ready to "give everything up" to fight with isis in syria. his handler answers "for now, do what u can over there....take as many as possible out." just this week, according to the fbi, lutchman went to this walmart and bought "2 black ski masks, zip- ties, 2 kkves, a machete, duct tape, ammonia, and latex gloves." prosecutors say he was planning to stab people at a restaurant or bar and possisily carry out a a idnapping..
illustrates the fact that there are threats that are current and that counter-terrorism agencies are aling with at thh very moment. the 25 year old u.s. citizen has a criminal past -serving five years for robbery in state prison. and this was person who was a muslim. was in the state prison system b bt then became radical--radicalized through the internet, swore allegiance to isil, spoke over the internet to terrorist organiiations. investigators say he also has a history of mental illness and was dangerously close to carrying out4the plot. lutchman lived along these streets ... his graamother spokeketo nbc by phone. "my belief is that he was set up, he was lured into doing this." lutchman was brought to federal court and ordered held oothe terrr-related counts. despite a terror threat in germany, the new year's eve party went on.
train stations shut down... based on a warning of an "imminent threat" of a midnight terror attack. police said they were tipped off about an isis plot for a new year's eve suicide attata. thankfully, nothing happened. authorities are now re-arresting dozens of people released by mistake in one state. the mistakeewas caused by y software glitch in washington state. one man served time for shooting at a truck, but the glitch at the department of corrections let him out too soon. another man was supposed d o serve a longer sentence -- and after being released too soon -- he was involved in a crash that killed his girlfriend. the corrections secretary called her mother to apologize. mean, on the one hand, he shouldn't have been n n the community, and he was. on the other hand, we're talking about a mother who lost her child." 25 former inmates have now been re- arrested. texas christian university's starting quarterback is
police say trevone boykin hit a bar employee, then struck an officer who came to intervene. boykin was released on bond, and is charged qith assaultinga public servant. t-c-u spended the ssar quarterback and wide receiver preston miller who was also at the bar. neither will be allowed to play in the alamo bowl tomorrow. carpenter faces a judge on hit-and- run charges in south carolina. president obama awarded the medal to the marine in 2014...for jumping on a grenade to save a fellow soldier in afghanistan. bbt last month carpenter allegedly fled an accident scene after hitting a pedestrian. police say carpenter pulled over briefly... but then drove away. he's out on bond the victim is expected to rerever. an airplane on its way to iowa makes an emergency landing. 150 passengers and six crew members on board when the plane landed in tennnnssee. the plane is being inspected to figure out what the problem was, we do know it happened in the right engine. luckily -- no one was hurt.
just went out and it sooded like we hit something, just a loud bang um we kind of thought we either hit a bird or the engine went out." one passenger we spoke with said it was calm when they landed in chattanooga, and allgiant was giving them food vouchers while they waited for a different plane to arrive and get them safely to cedar rapids. as the year ends, more e-maas from hillary clinton have been released. as part of a court order... the state department released`55- hundred more pages of clinton's e-mails -- when she was secretary of state. ccinton has said she did not send or receive classified information through her personal e-mail account that was run on a privateserver at her home in fireworks light up the night sky all over the world asswe say goodbye to 2015. countdown people crowded into new york city's times square to watch the
ball drop to ring in 2016. sarah dallof takes a look at celebrations around the world. new zealand was one of the first countries to ring in the new year.. setting the stage with fireworks from the sky tower. a similar display but different backdrop in australia. this one over the city's harbor. where thousands gathered along the shore to watch. color filled the sky above hong kong... and in taiwan. where a fireworks show lasted more than five mintes. taking reeelers well into 2016. singing and dancing brought a fresh twist to the forbidden city in beijing. the city's shopping and bar areas were watched over by armed guards. part of a holiday security alert. in paris. celelbrations were scaled back in the wake of the recent terror attacks and on-going concerns about safety. the annual fireworks show was replaced by a video presentation alg thehamps de elysee. big ben and the e ondon eye ffatured prominently. in
and perhaps the most famous countdownf all... in neyork city where more than a millionpeople packed times square to watchch the iconic waterford crystal ball drop. out with the old.. and in with the new year, around the world. sarah dallof nbc news. in wisconsin, a different kind of celebration to ring in the new year. this is the annual big cheese drop. an 80-pound cheese wedge dropped about 100- feet families were treated to free food and entertainment -- and i'm sure some cheeseheads were also handed outut the wait is just about over. hawkeye fans have waited patiently for 25 years ttget back to the rose bowl. today's the big day. iowa and stanford kick it off at four o'clock. yesterday, the team showed up for a picture in front of the stadium. there were also plenty of hawkeye fans outside the gate taking
before the game -- it's the annual tournament of roses parade. here's a look at some of the floats beininmade. hundreds of thousands of people will be there to watch it. you can watch from home. the parade starts at 10 -- right here on kwwl. the national championship ame is now set -- and it will not feature a big ten team. alabama routed michigan state last night in a semifinal game. the crimson tide won 38 nothing over the sparttns. michigan state strugglee to run the ball against alabama -- and quarterback connor cook also had a tough night. clemson won theother semifinal so they'll p pay alabama fororthe national title. we still have a lot to get to this morning: incling a tribute to an actor from one of the all-time great shows. that actor is bebeg remembered this morning. plus -- this is something we haven't seen in decades. an important day for u-s crude oil. we'll also have an update on gas priceu as we begin the new year. some cloods through the viewing area this morning and
from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen fwr your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: we look to stay dry for the next few days as a few cloud will track through the area today that may bring a few flurries. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras won't show any weather related travel issues this morning, despite those flurries. temperatures were helped by a blanket of clouds overnight... they are in the low to mid 20s eerly
the west as skies clear out. wind chills are in the single digits and t tns and may dii below zero with winds mainly 5 to 15 mph although some areas are reporting 20 mph winds this morning. mostly rom the west and should stay that direction today. not much really changes over the next couple of dayy although the speeds will vary, they will be mainly 5 to 15 mph through saturay. the cluds tracking through ght now may have a few flurries with them but nothing adding up. the trough will continue to track toward the great laas and we will have sunshine later this morning, but i think some more clouds will track in again later todaaas yet another
region. it looks like we will have the most clouds today. tempeeatures will be pretty close to normal today and tomorrow across the region. our highs will aim for the upper 20s with those west winds continuing through tonight. lows drop into the upper single digits to mid teens with wind chills possibly dropping to -5 by morning. saturday will climb back the upperer20s with a few low 30s, with a chance of snow tracking in wednesday night and thursday as highs climb back to the low 30s. still to come this morning: new
and overnight in cedar falls,
three people are taken to the hospital after a fighthtand hit an run. this all happened near the voodoo lounge just after midnight, all three people are expected to recover. this morning, fans of one of the most popuur t-v shows offall time are remembering one of the actors... who has passed away. wayne rogers -- who played trapper john -- on mash died. he was on the show for the first ttee seasons -- as hawkeye's sidekick. later in life, rogers was known for being a panelist on t-v as a money manager and investor. he was 82. it's january first -- which means there are new lawssin many statee for example, the state of texas will start allowing some firearm owners to carry handguns openly in public places. california has a number of new laws about guns. one law tightens a bannn firearms in and around schools. another allows people to request that a judge order weapons be taken away fm relatives who are believed to pose a threat. a ship leaves ----carrying the first u-s crude oil sold internationally in
this comes just weeks after congress lifted a ban on crude oil sales to oorseas buyers. we begin the new year with the lowest gas prices we've seen in years. gas buddy dot com says the cheapest it could find this gallon. today is the traditional day for new year's resolutions -- and studies have shown nearl three- quarters of people who smoke -- would like to quit. erika edwards introduces us to one longtime smoker who shows us -- it can be done. this guy looks tough... ... and sounds tough. "it's a done deal, bah dah bing, bah dh boom.m." that's nothing compared to the first week after giving up cigarettes.. "ooohhhhh talk about tough." bob horak did it though... quit smoking a year ago after picking up his rst cigarette when he was just 14. "shoulda done this years ago, but the timing wasn't right." the right time -- the time that rked -- was wwen bob
he wasn't in control of the cigarettes. they controlled him. "iooked at those cigarettes and said, 'you son of a (bleep).. you own me.' that was really the turning point for me to say, all right, somehow, we're going to war." when bob went to war... "i'm calling to check on you..." ... this woman provided the artillery. "i'm so proud of you.." kelly roberts runs the quit smart program at carolinas healthcare system. she's a f frm believer nicotine replacement therapies like the path and gum... he also shows people how to shake up their routine -- disassociating cigarettes with everyday life. "if you came down every morning and had a cup of coffee and you dew that morning, something different." bobo took the idee-- and hit the different roads i've never been down." the plan is working... a year later, bob horak remains smoke-free. erika edwards, nbc news.
eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. the first few days of the new year may have a few flurries with any clouds tracking through, but we will stay dry through the first rt of nexx week. snow shwers are possible wednesday night and thursday. highs and lows will stay at or slightly below normal through the week. here's a live look outside at , there's another hour of today in