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to late morning. rain continues through the afternoon as temperatures warm into the mid national guard soldiers returning today after providing flood relief to missouri. missouri has been in a state of emergency due to excessive flooding over the holidays displacing many people from their homes, closing major streets, and killing more than a dozen. the iowa national guard deployed from cedar rapids new year's day to provide hundreds of gallons of clean water to those in need. kwwls olivia mancino was there for their return to cedar rapids today. she joins us now live in the armed forces readiness center. the massive trucks were quite a sight to see coming in. after a six-day trip in missouri, the soldiers tell me they're happy to be home.
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coming in earlier today here at the armed force readiness center here in cedar rapids . they deployed early on new year's day morning, and have worked non- stop providing nearly 500 thousand gallons clean water to more than 6 thousand residents in two counties in missouri. all of that water was used as a few soldiers i've spoken to during this process say this is the first time they've ever responded to a natural disaster like this. and one soldier's account of what he saw in missouri is breathtaking. you can hear from him in the story i'm working on for ten. news. thanks, olivia. firefighters spending the day training for ice and cold water rescues. training was at manhattan lake in ellis park. the cedar rapids department was involved in 8 water and ice related rescues in 2015. kwwl's kristin rogers spent the day at the lake obersiving this special type of training, kristin
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it's calm here now, but earlier this area was full of firemen in dry suits working hard to learn the necessary tequniques to help save lives. firefighters can be seen sliding into ice water, it's not something that looks pleseant when watching, (cg: kristin rogers) "these suits are extremely insulated so rescuers can actually go into the ice water and stay warm." (cg: nathan goodlove/ firefighter) "super insulated, super boyant, and also a dry suit as well, helps us stay out there it's pretty comfortable being in one so." "so you're not too cold down they're all sweating so it's kind of nice." crews take turns playing victim, slipping into the water, while others work to complete the rescue. there is also training for firefighters to learn how to get themselves out of the water. "the roll tecnique where we just want to disburse our weight." it's an annual training to save lives, but following a tragic loss of a local teen just days ago, it hits home.
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hits home pretty well we had quite a few guys that went down the importance is definetely there and realizing how much water we have in cedar rapids and surrounding areas it's pretty prevelent, it's something that's a high likelyhood of something happening so keeping up with that training is pretty paramount." i'm told every engine in town has an ice suit on board, so if something were to happen they would have one with them. this is because timing is critical in this type of rescue. we've got you covered live in cedar rapids, kristin rogers...kwwl news. the cedar rapids fire department will be back at it training next week where they will focus on technical and challenging open water rescues. continuing coverage... cedar
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identify two robbery suspects. officers say they held up the kum & go on 1st avenue northeast on december 21st. cedar rapids police posted these clips from surveillance cameras. if you can help police -- call them or linn county crime stoppers. a man now faces charges following an armed robbery at a waterloo store. in november, officers responded to save more foods after a man walked into the business with a gun and exhanged fire with one of the a gun just after that report, officers responded to a shooting. charles jones told them he'd been shot in a different area of the city. now -- officers say jones was lying. he'd been hurt during the shootout at the store. yesterday officers arrested jones. he now faces robbery and other charges -- including filing a report. ames police still have no leads following a deadly hit and run. officers say they've received
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they're hoping new leads come in during the new semester. justin surrency shows us what police are working on to prevent this from happening again. recent improvements last construction season were put in place to prevent such 16:02:43))'we tried to make improvements to that intersection at lincoln way and ash and make that as safe as possible but we will have to analyze the situation.' almost a month later, ames police and city officials are left with little information...((15:40:43- 15:40:49))'it makes it difficult when we dont have an eyewitness, we dont have a leads have lead nowhere...((15:34:24- 15:34:29)) 'i would say well over 50-60 tips have come in but most have been insignificant.' but they arent without a plan for future safety((15:37:59- 15:38:12))'its more about awareness and education and in the end we ant responsible hand out fliers and just talk about safety, our main concern.' commander tuttle says the program has been the works for a while but implementation was sped up after jacobs was killed...((15:37:37- 15:37:51)) 'we have more and
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crossing those intersections. we thought this was a great time as students come back to remind them that we want pedestrians to be safe, bicyclists to be safe and drivers to be responsible.' and the city of ames plans to work with the university on a safety study at the intersection.((16:02:08- 16:02:15))'well likely do a study but the elements havent been defined yet.' ((16:02:45- 16:02:49)) 'there might be some improvements we can still make at that intersection.' the drivers and pedestrians but city engineers say even the slightest piece of information from the study can prove valuable going forward. ((16:03:39- 16:03:48))'something we take very seriously, the safety of our pedestrians and iowa state students as well as how they use that intersection in the corridor.'> engineers say even the slightest piece of information from the study can prove valuable going forward. ((16:03:39- 16:03:48))'something we take very seriously, the safety of our pedestrians and iowa state
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use that intersection in the corridor.'> if you have any information about the case.. the vehicle or the driver involved.. call ames police or story county crime stoppers. a contractor was killed when a trench collapsed on him. police say the trench collapsed on the man as he and others were laying utility lines wednesday morning in altoona. the des moines fire department was called to help what was first a rescue effort that later turned into a recovery operation. no other workers were injured during the incident. the big caucus day is less than a month away- and candidates are in their final stride for the race for the white house. kwwl's lauren moss has more on the countdown to caucus day.. it's crunch time. you know we're getting close to the big day- when iowa is packed with candidates. in fact, there are 44 campaign events in iowa just this week ..and for many candidates, iowa is considered a dooor die state.
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but it will stick out as a year analyst chris larimer... "i had one person describe it as it's been, you know a ferris wheel, unpredictable i think it's been all those things. chaotic a bit." but now candidates are getting serious. caucus day is quickly approaching here in iowa. "there are a number of candacyies that are absolutely depending on iowa and if they don't do well here then their campaigns are likely over. and many candidates see the importance of iowa too.. it's absolutely critical otherwise we wouldn't see 10-11 candidates coming to the state for the next 20 something dates. and that's to be expected, but can we expect any surprises? it's currently a tight race between iowa leader ted cruz and donald trump.. but will trump supporters show up on caucus day? if donald trump wins the caucuses or if he finishes within three points of lets say a ted cruz..that's going to be a huge surprise because that most likely means he was actually the caucuses and that's a big deal. obama did it in 2008 and
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only time will tell...as the countdown to the iowa caucuses continue. according to polls, democrats tend to think economic issues are the most important points for the iowa caucuses.... while republicans are more focused on national security. we've got you covered, lauren moss kwwl news. thanks lauren....it's not just candidates campaigning this week in iowa... 42nd president bill clinton will be in the area as well. president bill clinton will be campaigning for his wife hillary at two events in eastern iowa tomorrow. clinton kicks it off at the national czech and slovak museum in cedar rapids shortly before one. then he heads to the hotel julien in
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the nation's oldest mosque, located in eastern iowa, is extending an invitation for a candidate. the mother mosque of america in cedar rapids is inviting 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 muslims from entering the country. coming up on kwwl, the search continues for a rare bike stolen from a man with cancer. and- the iowa hawkeye basketball team does something they haven't done in more than a decade. "now your storm track 7 information from the kwwl
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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
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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. rain continues through friday morning and into the afternoon. late afternoon and evening is when the temperatures will start to fall and be cold enough to change the rain to light snow. scattered snow showers are expected friday night through about noon saturday. a few inches (1-4) of snow are possible with the most snow north and west of a line from cedar rapids to dubuque. 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 areas of fog are possible. rain continues through friday morning and into the afternoon.
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when the temperatures will start to fall and be cold enough to change the rain to light snow. scattered snow showers are expected friday night through about noon saturday. a few inches (1-4) of snow are possible with the most snow north and west of a line from cedar rapids to dubuque.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 remain warm enough at night to keep the precipitation as rain. in addition to the rain some areas of fog are possible. rain continues through friday morning and into the afternoon. late afternoon and evening is when the temperatures will start to fall and be cold enough to change the rain to light snow. scattered snow showers are expected friday night through about noon saturday. a few inches (1-4) of snow are
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north and west of a line from cedar rapids to dubuque.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 remain warm enough at night to keep the precipitation as rain. in addition to the rain some areas of fog are possible. rain continues through friday morning and into the afternoon. late afternoon and evening is when the temperatures will start to fall and be cold enough to change the rain to light snow. scattered snow showers are expected friday night through about noon saturday. a few inches (1-4) of snow are possible with the most snow north and west of a line from cedar rapids to dubuque.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
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rare bike that was stolen from one eastern iowa front porch.... kwwl's amanda gilbert caught up with the bike's owner and his this empty porch was home to a one of a kind with a bolt cutter just a fun ride "there is no other bike like after battling stomach cancer.... and dealing with a clogged artery... bret says it has been hard to get around... "if i walk up a flight of stairs... i have to sit down and rest. " and now without a bike ... it's nearly impossible... "it really helped..... helped me get around..." "he uh pretty much used that for every bit of transportation... "this is the motor it's mounted on the back." " how's he gonna get to work... how's he gonna do all the stuff
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made these flyers to put up around town... hoping someone will spot this unique bike..." "it's the only one like this in iowa.. according to eruopa... where i bought it from." and this bike wasn't cheap... "it took him a year to even be able to buy the bike itself.." bret and his son started this to show up again. "ive only heard back from one of my friends that they've seen it in the waterloo area..... blue bike with an engine on the back...." if you think you might have seen this bike or have any information on where it might be... call cedar falls police or cedar valley crime
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the baseball hall of fame annoucnes their list of inductees find out who made the cut... coming up... and the uni panthers look to get back in the winning column with a matchup with missouri state
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league baseball has just announced the 2016 hall of fame inductees a little over an hour ago. and your 2016 hall of famers include.... ken griffey jr the former seattle mariner and cincinnatti red recieved a record 99.3% of the votes in his first year of eligibility.... thats 437 votes out of a possible 440. griffey was a 13 time all star with 10 gold gloves in his 22 mlb seasons and currently sits at
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630 home runs. the only other person getting inducted today was cathcer mike piazza. the 1993 nl rookie of the year makes it into the hall on his 4th year of elgibility he retired with 427 career homeruns and a batting average of 308. his 396 dingers as a catcher are the most in major league history. some notable snubs are jeff bagwell and trevor hoffman who were close along with barry bonds and roger clemens... niether of those should come as to big of a surprise considering their links to steriod use. the iowa hawkeyes have started hot in big ten play in fact its there first 3-0 start since the 2002-2003 season. iowa has done it in impressive fashion topping number 1 michigan state, a come from behind win over number 14 purdue, and last nights of handleing nebraska. the hawks now have a bit of a break before there next game and "every team can improve in multiple ways ya know i think
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in transition getting out and days and over the course of the second half of the season." so the hawks have an 8 day break their next game is not unitl january the uni mens basketball team has a matchup with missouri state tonight. the panthers have had kind of an up and down season so there last 9 games including a loss to southern illinios on saturday. now the bears are 4-10 this season but coach jacobson says they are hard to prep for due to having a young team and disguising defense's "they've got a junior college guard and a new freshman guard that started the orther night so some new guys that are but they play alot of zones and alot of different zones so that could be very different."
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days after the paris attacks, senators came together for a top-secret briefing on the terrorist threat... marco rubio was missing - fundraising in california instead. two weeks later, terrorists struck again in san bernardino... and where was marco? fundraising again in new orleans. over the last 3 years, rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed more total votes than any other senator. politics first: that's the rubio way. right to rise usa
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from sony pictures studios, it's america's game. wheel... of... fortune! ladies and gentlemen, here are the stars of our show, pat sajak and vanna white. [ cheers and applause ] hey there. was that jim thornton? vanna: it was. he graduated from announcing school. thank you. thank you very much. see you later. hi, gang. how are you? you don't mind if i call you a gang, do you? get ready. here it comes. $1,000 toss-up. [ bell chimes ] veronique.
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