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storm track sevenmeteorologikt eilen loan is here now with your storm track sevev forecass. the clouds showing up on satellite right now are areas of fog. visibilites aree improving, s winds pick up from the south.. they are 5 to 15 mph and will be stronger as the morning wears on. temperatures are in the single digits to o he teens this morning and wind chills are single digits either side of zero and will stay fairly chilly today as the winds will be 10-20 mph and gusting higher. highs will climb into the 20s to low 30s with the help of that southerly wind, but it is also bringing in some moisture. that will turn
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snow for the next few days. i'll have more on that wet forecast in a few minutes. two eastern iowans are headed to they've been through this before kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in the newsroom with more information about these tw people. at 10:30 this morning... red cross volunteers ken and ann opatz will depart from cedar rapids and head to saint louis to help with flood reovery efforts. .. they're from the south and eastern iowa chapter of the red cross.... this is video of the two when they headed to illinois to help with tornado recovery... the couple says the've been trained by he red cross to be ready to at a momentsts notice... they will take an emergency response vehicle to get food and water to those who need it. already.... 25 people have died and hundreds of homes and business
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illinois and missouri... we've got you covered live in the newsroom... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. the couple decided to voluntter for the rededcross after they retired.... people in missouri are trying to get things back to normal after that rare winter flood. some parts of the state received up to 11 inches of in. many homes wererdamaged or destroyed. "we were fortunate-if you want "i lost all my appliances. i lost all my furniture and the only thing i saved were my clothes." people have died in missouri and illinois -- another state hit hard by ooding. today, president obama is expected to deliver remarks on the steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence. the presidentntmet with attorney generara loretta lynch on the steps he can take to put a firmer grip on nationwide gun safety laws. they both delivered a list of recommendaons for gun cotrol
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congressional approval. the president will be speaking at 10:40 local time at the white house. thousands come together to honor the victims of last month's terroro attack in san n ernardino. this memorial service was held the same day hundreds of workers returned to work at the inland regional center for the first time since the attack. part of the service... a speech by former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. "i always hoped and prayed, i'd history. i began that prayer on september 11th. and i'm afraid i or you may be called upon to do this for somebody else someday because of what's going on in the world." the memorial also featured other speeches and music. a south carolina police officer accused of murdering an unarmed black man is out on bond. a judge setting bail at 500-
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slager...charged for the murdrdr of walter scott during a traffic stop last year. the judge says he granted bond because it's "unnecessary" to keep slager in jail until his trial...which isn't set to begin until october 31st... ll criminal defendants do have a constitutional right to justice process. we still fully believe and the family believes that at the end of the day that justice will prevail." bond conditions requrieslager to stay in the state of south carolina and can't contactthe scott family. a shooting involving an officer happens n a busy california freeway frcing all laneto shutdown. a sussect led police on a chase yesterday crashing into a car with a woman and a child inside. the suspect was shot as he got out of his car and ran away from police. 14 are dead and more than 30 are injured after a bus caught fire being investigated.
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bus fires in recent years in china. some were blamed on people who are mentally unstable or who are seeking revenge against society. a south korean plane took off over the weekend and flew with its front door not prprperly sealedd you can see a gap between the door and the door frame. after about 30 minutes in the air, the plane was forced to turn back. now take a look at this. large chunksksof snow injured two eople in turkey. snow fell off the roof of a mosque after piling up --dropping on people down below. some were briefly buried in the snow, and quickly rescued by witnesses. heavy snow and cold weather hit the country for several days. vandals damage the graves of several confederate soldiers at a north carolina cemetery. at least nine monuments are now covered to hide spray-painted messages. a monument honoring a controverial north carolina governor was also damaged. "i cried. i came up hehee, it was somebody's headstone, a
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devastating." the cost of the damage ii estitiated at 20-thousand dollars. a family is hoping an autopsy willlring them cllure...after a young mother dies unexpectedly in her sleep. 22 year old lacey batton is described as a hard worker- wit a smile that could brighten up a room. she had y yung sons. reeatives say she didn't have any recent medical problems... you know with no health problems to going to bed one night and never waking up to your kids and your family, it's scary. her family said she loved her job as a nursing assistant at western home communities because she enjoyed helpin othee. bill cosby's wife will have to testify in a lawsuit filed against her husband. a federal judge in massachusetts ruled camille cosby must testify in a defamation uit filed by ssen
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assaulted them decades ago. cosby is counter-suing the women accusing him - claiming they're lying to make money from the allegations. e problems continue to mount for troubled german automaker volkswagen. the e-p-a and justice department are suing volkswagen over its emissions cheating software. the federal agencies accuse the automaker of violating u-s environmental rules. the agencies are seeking up to 18 billion dollars in civil penalties. the automaker says it's working with u-s environmental regulators on a solution to the problem. an historic moment in waterloo. quentin hart officially sworn in as the first black mayor of waterloo. his focusfor the first 100 days of office - - the city budgege and the five goals he campaigned on. those goals including creating safer streets, growing economic development, and establishing a more positive imageefor the city of waterloo. all while having an open line of communication with the people of people a little bit of hope and to reach out to the schools to
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just talk to people and see what's on their mind and hearts." hart says he plans to be very visible in the community- - and actve on social nedia to keep the community infoomed on his progress. a little boy in california found a message in a bottle that was sent adrift 28-years ago. but as rinaaakano tells us -- on new years eve along birthday. "we were walking around crossing the bridge, and that's when ryder decided to cross over ryder founddomething he'd ever seen before. "message in a bottle. i definitely ought of pirates, and maybe even a treasure map." his mother, heather baird says there were bugs stuck on theeid of the bottle. but managed to twist it
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gradeei live in sacramento. call me when you find this to let me know where it washed ashore. we called the number as well -- 916-383-5290... nat " beep beep beep. -- disconnected or is no longer in use." of course. that would have been way too easy. so we went to the sacramento public library. the staff opened a special rooowith public reeords archives. there was nothing for 1988. but in 1981... "cliff farnsworth" arched. then called... and called. we even started calling
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year-old ccis'... christophers... christinas... christines... still nothing. then another washington dc found out the person in 1988. think it would be great to find chris. and find out where he put the bottle in the water." a romantic story of a sacramento child and his curiosity... now in the hands of they meet and share their life experiences. "well, i hope we find out really good things about how his life year-old story in the maang... will have to be continued. it's coming up on today in
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talk about an unwanted house guest. a family finds a 600-pound animal in their home! plus... colder weather means the harvest can finally begin for one crop. mostly clear skies allows fog to form over part of the viewing ea last night,,but this morning, the winds are helping to break that apart. this graphic will have more colors on it ter this week and rin and snow return to the forecast. i'll have the details coming up. "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 7
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on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at thf top and letting rporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families,
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lower taxes for the middle class. she gets the j j done for us. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast informatitin
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team: it will be partly sunny and breezy today as a system tracks in slowly from the west. this will set off some rain and snow showers tomorrow afternoon with more rainand snow forrthe end of the week. fog is what we were dealing with a lot t arlier this morning, but visibilities are improving greatly, as you can tell on our stormtrack7 live weather network. temperatures dropped into the single digits and teens this morning with
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20s to the west. southerly winds are starting to pick up and are already breezy to the west. they will stay breezy throughout the day aad will stay from the south, too. that will help break up the fog this morning, bbt will also bring in more moisture as a system hes our way from the rockies. it will start to throw some rain and snow our way for tomorrow afternoon, but temperatures look like they will stay pretty mild for
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days. highs will be in the 20s to 40s over the midwest today and tomorrow, but there is much colder air heading our way for the weekend. today, highs will be e n the 20s to low 30s with south winds at 10-20 gusty as clouds start to track into saturday, but amounts will a terrifying near-miss in oregon. an 18-wheeler slid on ice and nearly crashed into an apartmee complex. neighbors said it jack-knifed on a hill near the apartments.they watched it slide a few hundred yards - and even spin around as it
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luckily t te semi didn't t tually slam into the building itself. "it was just the most helpless bedroom or something. thank god everyone's ok, drivers ok, everyone in apatments ok, no injuries were reported. tow trucks had difficulty towing & the car out because of all the ice ... but finally got the semi away from the building. here's a special thank you to rescue crews from a dog. the dog, tucker, fell through the ice in utata on a walk yesterday. the dog's owner tried to get tucker out by using a rope but called 911 when it failed. the nearest fire station also happened to have a water-rescue suit. oncnc tucker was home and had a hot bath, firefighters got a photo to say thanks. firefighters say if you're heading out with your four-legged friends this winter be careful. "be aware of your animals. be eir advocate..hey're not gonna know that the ice is make sure they're on leash." another dog was also rescued -- both
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in austria -- there were enough cold days to start the sweet wine harvest. the harvest started very late his season because of unseasonably warm temperatures. the harvest has to be done in the early hours of the day -- while the grapes are still frozen. it takes hundreds of volunteers because everything has to be done by hand. it's coming up on today in iowa.... th may wipe out your new year's resoluuion real quick!k! it appears a pizza war is upon us! plus... a zoo presents their newest addition - a baby elephant who joined the herd on new yees day. stay with
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cordes: most nurses are tough. they're probobm-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medidil companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change.
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there's something people may no longer find on the packaging oj red meat. just last month, congress repealed a lleling law thh required retailers to include which country the animal is from on packages of red meat. it's a major victoryfor the meat industry, which had fought the law in ccngress and the courts for years. pizza hut and papa john's began the new year with new low-priced offers. pizza hut is offering customers the chance to buy a m mdium pizza with one topping for 5- dollars as long as they buy at least one other item also for 5-dollars. papa john's is offering customers who buy a large pizza at reguuar prprce the chance e o buy a secondd for only 50 cents.
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computers, tablets and other devices ve windows 10. microsoft says five months since the july release of its latest operating system, windows 10 is seeing growing faster than other versions did. the numbers are in -- and in case there was any doubt, it's now official: adele's album "25" is the biggest seller of 2015. according to billboard, "25" closed ouu the year witit nearly seven- and-a-half million copies sold. and adele's album was just released on november 20th-- so it sold all of those ccies in only six weeks! today, automakers will report how sales went in december --- and we beeieve the numbers will be good. very good. december could be the fourth month in a row in which sales topped 18-million. trucks and s-u-v's are driving the demand with gas prices being at their lowest in seven years. a berlin zoo is showing off its
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elephant! he was born on new year's day. the young calf hasn't been named yet. he was born earlier thann expected but is said to be doing well, weighing in at about 220 pounds. a man wakes up to a thud inside his house -- and makes an unusual discovery. thisislk. the idaho family says the 600 pound beast fell through a window well and landed right into the downstairs living room. the homeownwnr called policc who helped him get the animal up the stairs and outside of the house. the elk had minor injuries - but was okay otherwise... the homeowner on the other hand had damage to the window and
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here's a live look at storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan has your storm track 7 ffecast next. this is today in iowa on kwwl.
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eileen loan with another check of your storm track seven forecast. breezy today with a chance of light rain and snow tracking in for wedneeay. rain andd snow thursday and friday will
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cold air will bring falling it's coming up on today in iowa.... police officers in one eastern iowa city are on high alert after a new page on social media makes hem public enemy number one. plus... iowans can now register to vote online. we'll have more information on that in our next half hour of today in
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this morning, the president could unveil a new plan to tighten gun laws. we have reaction from candnddates on the ampaign trail in iowa. plus -- a routine test drive takes a turn -- no one expected. the car salesman is kidnapped. and we may already have a vorite athleteeo cheer for in
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summer games. he's hoping to turn the tables on all the young competitors out there. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with yyur storm track seven forecast. the clouds showing up on satellite right now are areas of fog. visibilities are improving, as winds pick up from e south.. they are 5 to 15 mph and will be
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the morning wears on. temperatures are in the single digits to the teens this morning and wind chills are single digits either side of zero and will stay fairly chilly today as the 30s with the help of that will turn into rain aad snow for the top story this morning: the debate about gun laws. the president wants to bypass congress to make changes. he want to put more restrictions on gun show sales and add more f-b-i and other agents to deal with that. tracie potts has reaction to those from his attorney general and fbi director that it's taking on his own to tighten gun laws. "it's not going to preveet every mass shooting, it's not going to keep every gun out of the hands of a criminal, it will potentially save lives." the prsident's executive orders will partially
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requiring more people who buy weapons at gun shows to get background checks. "unfortunately we need things in place now - because people have just gotten out of control" repplican candidaas accuse president obama of gutting the 2nd amendment: "president obama's executive the terrorists who target them." "but you know what the president will be doing in the next week is an executive terrorists who target them." "we don't beat bad guys by taking away our guns. we beat the bad guys by using our guns." "but you know what the president will be doikg in the next week is an executive order. the next president on the very first day could wipe it away." the political stakes are high. the president's doing several public events this week to gain public support. part of the president's plan will require congressional approval. he wants to add 200 new atf agents and $500 million for mental health. i'm tracie potts in
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one thing to keep an eye on: when the president tried to go around congress on immigration -- hhs executive actions landed in court and a judge blocked it. this morning an eastern iowa toddler is in the hospital with serious injuries after beinn shoho. itithappened lattsunday night in dubuque. police say a two- year-old boy was hurt in a shooting inside an apartment on main street. police say the child has facial wounds. they say several people were inssde in the apartment including other children. right now -- they're trying to figure out what happened. were that this could've been an but we also don't want to narrow ourselves down that much at this point." as fofo the little bobo -- he wass air- lifted to university of iowa spitals in iowa city. a two-year-old girl is recovering after policecesay another child shot her by accident.
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authorities say one child found a handgun inside an apartment and fired it, hitting the toddler. ntinuing covererge now of the deadly shooting investigation in nashua. the d-c-i identifies the man who died. karl white died over the weekend. he was 56. an autopsy shows2he died from a gunshot wound. the preliminary investigation shows he might have been shot by accident by someone else... but authorities say they're still social media has waterloo police on alert. a facebook page makes waterloo police officers -- public enemy number one -- and anyone who follows that page is being to attack them. out to kwwl about the page and said this: enough is enough. we've blurred out the name of the page -- so it doesn't get any publicity. the issue came up on the same night waterll's new mayor -- quentin hart was sworn in. he's talked about bringing the city together under his leadership -- and had this to say about the facebook page... i am not in agreement with any bieve in working together to
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chief trelka says anyone involved with this page -- is coming close to committing a crime. a test drive goes sideways in a big way. a car salesman is kidnapped at gunpoint. two men showed up at a houston dealership wanting to test drive a car. a gun and shoved the salesman into the trunk. put him in the trunk, he didn't pistol away from one of the suspects and shoot one of theesuspects." the suspects took off anddleft the car salesmsm behind - he was found walking along the freeway. police used his cellphone - which he left behind - to track the stolen car. that led to a car chase. the suspects crashed the car and then ran. is morning, an eastern iowa man is in good condition after his canoe capsized in the coralville
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yesterday, we learned the teenager with michael felton in that canoe died. tanner wymer's body was found monday morning in the water. he was 17 years old. he went to solon high school. investigators believe $he canoe overturnedon sunday whn felton or wymer stood up to take a picture. felton was able to swim to shore. last night, students at solon high school held a vigil to remember wymer. autopsy results are still pending in the death of an eastern iowa teenn the state medical examiner results from moe sed's autopsy could take between six weeks to two months. his bodwas found in the cedar river near gilbertvtvlle last month. the clintons are tag-teaming on the campaign trail. the democratic frontrunner hillary clinton is in iowa. her husband -- former president "i think this election is about middle class, giving kids the american dream back. i think it's about these issues that as hillary always says keep
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the former president will be in eastern iowa later this week tw on thursday. republican presidential candidate donald trump debuts his first campaign ad -- set to air today in iowa and new hampshire. trump says he'll begin spending at least two million dollaa a week on his campaign, with more than one million going to tv ads in iowa. as trump dominates the national conversation, he could be knocked off in the first state to vote: iowa. senator ted cruz is leadinn the polls here -- and he's hoping to step on the gas before the caucuses. this week, he's kicking off "twweeks ago, just about every republican canddate was attacking donald trump. be an indication that something has changed in the race." cruz will be in eastern iowa later
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decorah, waukon, stawberry point, oelwein, new hampton and waverly. cruz hopes protesters in oregon will stand down peacefully. it's a tense, unpredictable situation in oregon. anti-government protesters are standing their ground in n fight over land. they're occupying a wildlife refuge. their original goal was to keep two ranchers from returning to jail for burning federal land. but now, they say they want to restrict the federal government's reach over the lands and un-do land transfers. the two ranchers -- who were sentenced -- turned themselves in on monday. "they served their time in 2013. so, the circumssances that we're in now are just unfathomable and it's certainly an american tragedy. one of the activists told the today show on monday -- his group has no plan to commit violence unless the government intervenes. back on the campaign trail in iowa, one candidate was caught off guard when he was asked about the standoff in oreen... governor what do you think about the situation in where the people took over federal land. you haven't
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kasich: no i i aven't heard about thhs. when did this come out? i'm not familiar with it. kasich has been focusing much of his time on the new hampshire primary. he hasn't been doing well ii the polls in iowa--- and neither has a former iowa caucus winner but rick santorum is still holding out hope for a comeback victory. and i keep coming back to four lot of that when i look at it analyzing all thh candidates and they get serious about it at the end. we're now 27 days away &rom the iowa caucuses. wiwi the iowa caucus just aroundd the corner.... there's a new tool this year that can help make it easier for iowans to register to vote... kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in the newsroom with more details. there's a new system thaha allows you to either register to vote or
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all you have to do is use the computer system.... secretarrof state pauu pate showed off the electronic voter registration system yesterday. iowans with a driver's license or state i.d. can use the system "this is a great resource. weere stepping up to the well over 93% them, so it's going to be a advances, as we can implement that technology and assure the integrity side of it, wwwill certainly entertain that." this online registration is one of six options for iowans. now not everyone is happy with this new system... some critics say that not everyone has a driver's license... so the system can bdiscriminatory. we've got you covered live in the newsroo... amanda gilbert...
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to check out the electronic voter registration system... check out our ebsite, kwwl d com. we have a link that will take you directly to the sisie. talk of the summer games is starting to heat up... but there are concerns about one of the main venues. one of the stadiums in rio has been without water and electricity o oer the past eek over unppid bills. it owes about 225-thousand dollars in utility bills. there was a meeting about the issue on monday, but so far no rd on whether the bills will be paii. look out america, a 93-year-old man is hoping to qualify for the 20-16 u-s table tennis olympic team and head to rio, this summer. terra hall has the details. for many nonnenarian retirees, a walk in the park is that's why the 93-year- old plays daily rounds of table tennis. now the athlete, who's in his eighth table that is. "most people just pl table tennis in their bbsement or in their garage. here, for 20 years and for those 20 years, one of them has been guilfoil, who in february will leave behind the green courts at
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greensboro, north carolina where he'll try to qualify for the 2016 summer olympics in brazil. "i"i's not an easy sport but it is an easy sport to pick up." and while giulffil will likeke be the oldest athlete at the trials, he says it's the sport thatkeeps contributor to living longer, we have to have better nutrition, better outlook on life, people never have a grudge. i think that all goes along with a package. love everybody." and go for gold, even in your golden ears. .
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this morning: including a big lift for the ioio footballlteam -- eight months before they even play another game. find out what has hawkeye plus a healthy serving of good news about school lunch. mostly clear skies allows fog to
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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:
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breezy today as a system tracks in slowly from he west. this willset off someme rain and snow showers tomorrow afternoon with more rain and snow for the end of the week. fog iwhat we we dealing with a lot earlier this morningng but visibilities are improving greatly, as you can tell on our stormtrack7 live weather network. temperatures dropped into the single digits and teens this morning with upper teens to low 20s to the west southerly winds are starting to pick up and are already breezy to the west. they will stay breezy throughout the day and ll stay from thh south, too. that will help break up the fog this morning, but will also bring in more moisture as a systt
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it will start to throw some rain and snow our way for tomorrow aftetenoon, but temperatures look like they will stay pretty mild for the next few days. highs will e in the 20s to 40s over the midwest t oday and tomorrow, but there is much colder air heading our way for the weekend. today, highs will be in the 20s to low 30s with south winds at 10-20 mph gusting higher. lows tonight won't drop much and south windsdswill stay gusty as clouds start to track in. mostly cloudy for wednesday with those light rain and snow showers tracking in for the afternoon. highs will be in the 30s and will stay mild thursday and friday, too, with the rain and snow
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continuing. it all changes to snow friday night into saturday, but amounts will depend on when that changeover occurs and the speed, track and strength of the syyem. arctic hiih pressure will track in over the be falling from saturday all the way through monday. coming up this morning: it felt like march madness -- in early january. a big showdown in college basketball -- number one against number two... and two overtimes weren't enough to settle the score. plus -- they're known for being tough and hard- nosed... but this morning, steelers fans stand out for
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see what they did to thank another team for openii the dodor to the playoffs. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in volga, dundee,
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this will take theit appears iowa's all-american defensive back will return for his senior season. this morning, a number of reportt say desmond king's mother has
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iowa next fall. king -- a consensus all- american -- had eight interceptions -- tying an iowa record. it's a big lift for the hawkeyes hoping to build on this year's 12 and 2 season. in college basketball -- iowa is now ranked 19th -- and takes on nebraska tonight at home. last night- the top two teams in the country went head to head. number one kansas hosting number two oklahoma... and this game lived up to the hype. it wen into triple overtime -- with the jayhawks wimning over the sooners 109 -106. the plan ttmake school lunches healthier is working. that's from a new study by the university of washington. calories are capped and at least one serving of fruits and vegetables i irequired -- n every meal. researchers found students are now getting more vitamins and minerals in their meals. here's a box of hot sandwiches a pennsylvavaia restaurant sent the buffalo bills dozens of its famed stackers after they beat the new york jets sunday. no, they aren't new york fans... the win sealed a spot for the steelers in thh playoffs.
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from pittsburgh to buffalo and i think they'll totally enjoy them when they get them." "we're not expecting anyting in return. it's a commlete thank you gesture, but you know, i'll take some wings, sure." the 100 sandwiches will be delivered to the bills' home office. the steellrs play at cincinnati in a wild card game on saturday. it's you're watching today in iowon k- w-w-l. eileen loan is back with another cordes: most nurses are tough. they're prlem-solvers.
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people donon have access to h hlthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change.
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forecast. breezy today with a chance of
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now on today in iowa...volunteers from eastern iowow are heading to missouri to help that state recover after major flooding. plus...police are investigating a case of animal cruelty after a woman rescues a cat, sealed up in a bag and box. and, with less than a month until the candidate is buying his first t-v ad time... as another brings in some star power to help her campaign. here's a live look at our good mornnng it's 6 a-m -- today
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