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working hard to better save lives. they spent the day training for ice and cold water rescues. it's an important type of training, the department put to use in real life situations, 8 times in 2015. kwwl's kristin rogers has been watching this training take place, kristin what''s it like? it's pretty amazing. there is a lo that goes into making this type of rescue, and days like today are how they learn and polish the skills needed to do so. firemen can be seen hoping right in to the icy water, they practice both saving themselves as well as laying the victctm, and having others come to their rescue. the suits they are wearing are insulated to the point where they are not even cold in the water. it's an annual traiing that
following the tragigi loss of a local teen. (cg: nathan goodlove) "it hits home pretty well we had in johnson county so the importance is definetely there." fire crews cycled in to get their training throughout the day. i'm told every single firetruck in the city has an ice suit on board, so crews are always ready to respond if need be. rogers...kwwl news. cedar rapids firefighters will week back at that same location, manhattannlake in ellii park. in continuing coverage a man hospitized with a gunshot wound now faces charges for a robbery from the same night... waterloo police say charles jones was actually shot during the november robbery - and lied to police about it.
november - police sy a clerk exchangege fire with joos... when jones was taken to the hospital - he told police he was allegedly lied about getting hurt in the shootout. speaker of the house paul ryan takes aim at president obama's executive action on guns. yesterday the president announced executive action that he says will curb gun violence, but many republicans say the president is going against the constitution. in a news conference today - ryan said the president should the president cleely does not respect the 2nd amendment rights on defeating isis, on calling radical islamic terrorism what it actually is, instead of talking about how we can intimidate and frustrate the 2nd amendment rights of aw- abiding citizens. some gop presidential caidates vow they'll undo the
decision 2016... all eyes our on iowa- ...as the countdown continues until caucus day on february first. the race to the white house is parties. kwwl's lauren moss joins us now live, with more on the run to the caucuss day. that's right- it feels more like a sprint right now amanda.. you know we're getting close to the big day- when multiple candidates are in-state at the same time. in fact, there aree4 campaign stops here in iowa - just this week alone now, majority of those stops are from ted cruz - for his "cruzin' to caucus" bus tour throughtout the state. rigg now, it's a ttht race between cruz and trump here in iowa but the latest g-o-p polls, have cruz still leading in iowa. on the other side of the aisle, democratic frontrunner hillary clinton just left iowa but she will be back soon. while in des moines earlier this week, shdidn't really comment on trump's recent personal attacks on her and herrhusband... butut she said trump's heated words should make him "unfit to lead."
as kwwl political analyst chis larimer says...it's been quite the politcal season, to say thf least. chrrs larimer- "i h hd one person describe it as a circus which i think is somewhat accurate for the way it's been, bit." you can expect even more candidates stopping by in the coming weeks. as a matter of fact, larimer says for manyyandidates, ioioa is a a o or die state.. but it's not just candidates campaigning this week in iowa... 42nd president bill clinton will be in the area as well -- details on that in a moment. you can hear much more from larimer on the countdown to the caucuses- in the story im working on coming up at 6. we've got you covered, lauren moss kwwl nnws. thanks lauren,speaking of chris larimer..he is blogging about all the latest politics in iowa . you can see all his posts by visiting kwwl-dot-com tonight, justtbefore midniggt, is e deadline for iowans to
the iowa democratic party is hosting the first ever tele-caucuses this year on february first... for members of the military or those living outside of iowa to participate in the first in the information about how to register is on our website, kwwl dot com. the nation's oldest mosque, located in eastern iowa, is extending an invitation for a candidate. the mother mosque of america in cedararrapids is inviviing republican candidate donald trump to stop buy, this according to time magazine. the invitation comes after trump's first campaign ad is released - which says trump thinks the u.s. should stop slims from entering the country. the 42nd president of the u-s will beein eastern iowa... cammaigning for hillary clinton. president bill clinton will be campaigning for his wife hillary at two events in eastern iowa tomorrow. clinton kicks it off at the national
rapids shootly before one. then he heads to the hotel julien in dubuque - for an event at five. expect coverage of these events on kwwl. did north korea set off a hydrogen bomb today? the nation claims, yes thh did - but experts worldwide don't think so. either way - just the idea is sparking alarm across tte country. stevv handelsman has the story tonight here on the hill and down at the white house no one of what to do about this nuclear threat. as north korea a laimed it set off a hydrogen bomb it released footage of north koreans cheering the announcement. it's for self defense, said this man something big exploded at the north korea ttst site... but the e arthquake wavvs it made do not indicate an h-bomb said the white house sot: josh earnest, white house press secretary :19-:25 "the initial analysis is not connstent with north korean claims of a successful hydrogen bomb test" us-govt. video 1952 :26-:34 a fusion h-bomb ... like
fftage...tested by the u-s in 1952 ... is far far more powerful and dangerous than the ordinary fission atomic bombs north korea has already detonated. but experts say, dictator kim jong un ... ordering todada's test... signaled he is developinnan h-bomb sot: victor cha, center for strategic and international studies :45-:50 12;08;49 and so even if this weren't a hydrogen device that is clearly their intention 54 republican candidates blamed democratic presidents: bibil clinton and barack obama sot: sen. ted cruz (r-tx ) presidential candidate :56-1:05 when you allow a megalomaniacal maniac to acquire nuclear weapons and now potentially a hydrogen weapon ii makes it all the more hrc graphic we need a commander-in- chief with the experience and judgment to deal with a dangerous north korea on day one." hillary clinttn, in a tatement, said: we need a commander-in-chief with the experience and judgment to deal with a dangerous north council unanimously agreed to toughen sanctions but nothing has worked so far to keep the isolated outlaw nation and its young dictatatr from builling the world's worst weapons. all eyes tonight are on china. hoping north korea's only major ally
kim jong un off his path to a hydrogen bomb. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington & in north korea's last nuclear test in 2013 - it took over 50 days to detect the radio isotopes from the test. coming up... a central iowa utility worker - is killed in a freak accident on the job. and... are you feeling lucky, punk? tonigh's powerball jackpot is the sixth biggest in history. at's coming up in just a few minutes. here's a live look at the storm track 7 live doppler radar. chief meteorologist mark schnackenberg has your full forecast next.
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snow (1" or less) and some pockets of freezing drizzle this evening and tonight. a light wintry mix early thursday morning changes to rain by mid to late morning. rain continues through the afternoon as temperatures warm into the mid and upper 30s. temperatures remainnwarm enough atatnight to keep the precipitation as rain. in addition to the rain some areas of fog are possible. we are tracking scattered light snow (1" or less) and some pockets of freezing drizzle this evening aad tonight. a light wintnty mix early thursday morning changes to rain by mid to late morning. rain continues
temperatures warm into the mid and upper 30s. temperatures remain warm enough at night to keep the precipitation as rain. in addition to the rain some areas of fog are possible. we are tracking scattered light snow (1" or less) and some pockets of freezing drizzle this evening and tonight. a light wintry mix early thursday morning changes to rain by mid to late morning. rain continues through the afternoon as temperatures warm into the mid and upper 30s. temperatures
of fog are possible. we are tracking scattered light snow (1" or less) and some pockets of freezing drizzle this eveeng and tonight. a light wintry mix early thursday morning changes to rain by mid to late morning. rain cononnues thrrugh the afternoon as temperatures warm into the mid and upper 30s. temperatures remain warm enough at night to keep the precipitation as rain. in addition to the rain some areas of fog are possible.
(donkey noise) when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service.e. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates! enough talk. give us a plan. mega-millionaire the powerball jackpot is now at 500 million dollars... the sixth biggest jackpot in history. kwwl's amanda gilbert popped into a place that's sold a (nat) er dream of wwnning 500 million dollars?... well if you are one of the many iowans who bought a gotta win...
we stopped by to see if there'd be any winners today.." a powerball ticket in washburn.... but this is just her first stop.... "im headed to waterloo so i im on my way to work in cedar falls too..." and gloria isn't the only big..." "my fammy would never h hve
to worry about anything anymore." "im gonna quit work and go up north..." we've got you covered...live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. u can watch he powerball drawing tonight on the kwwl news at ten. still to come on the k---w-l news at five... a high schoololbasketball ame ets heated - a a a coach head butts a ref, knocking him to the ground. and... take a look at this woman... the fbi says she's responsible for a strinn of jewel heists in five --------- ---------
name yet, but say he was working for a private contracting company. the fire department was originally called for a rescue effort - which turned into a recovery operation. iowa national guard troops are back in the state - after helping flood victims in missouri... some of the guard members that traveled to the area impacted by flooding just got back to cedar rapids. they were helping
with water purification at a treatment plant contamininted by flood waters - that plant serves thousands of customers. an eastern iowa police force says to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills - after more worth were found at area businesses. cedar rapids police say they're finding phony hundred dollar bills. several area businesses found fakes within the last week. you can find more information about how to pick-out counterfeit money on our website, kwwl dot com. the fbi is looking for a serial jewel thief. this woman is caught on jewel heists in five states in the
investigators don't know her name - but say she's in her late 20s or early 30s... at one point she even zip-tied employees at gunpoint and left them in a back room. and likely didn't work alone in some of the robberies.... that she had an accomplice. a high school basketball coach is on administrative leave - accused of head butting a ref during a game. check out this home video out of pennsylvania. the coach is highlighted... he's clearly angry - and it looks like he head butts a ref and knocks him to the ground. here's another look. that resulted in his second technical foul of the game - and he was ejected. the ref? he wasn't hurt - and stayed on the court. here's a live look at the cedar rapids skycam. storm track seven meteoroligst mark schnackenberg has a final look at your weather next. ---------
thousands of eyes across the world - on a puddle in england today. drummond puddle watch was streaming on the social media site periscope today - and thousands tuned i... mostly to watch people jump over the water... but some got weird - bringing a wet floor sign, a surfboard, or even watlking right through the water. why? we might not ever know -- but the periscope sensation is certainly making a splash. storm track seven chief
and leading the world. i will get up every single day and do whatever it takes to make sure our country is safe and strong. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. tonight, nuclear scare. new u.s. intel as north korea claims it set off a hydrogen bomb, far more powerful than say atomic weapon. a potentially dangerous escalation. trump's warning. ted cruz hits back as the birther argument, questioning whether he could be president. chipolte crisis. the food-bourne outbreak the focus of a federal customers stay away and sales take a plunge. toxic water. a new state of emergency amid a growing crisis. city residents in fear, children poisoned by dangerous