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tv   Early Today in Iowa  NBC  January 11, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CST

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few minutes. w this morning: an iconic singer whose career lasted five decades has passed away. david bowie died after a battle with cacer. he as known for songs likik space oddity, changes and under pressure. he had just released his 25th album on friday -- which was his birthday. bowie was 69 years old. decision 2016: hillary clinton is in eastern iowa today -- exactly three weeks from the caucuses. edward lawrence tells us new polls show
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republican frontrunners in tight races. pressure grows in the presidential race for the white house. hillary clinton picked up a key endorsement from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her astronaut husband. they say clinton is the only candidate who can stand up to the gun lobby. "it's the only industry in our country where we have given that kind of cart fear of legal consequences." senator bernie sanders says he can be tough on gun manufacturers. "when gun manufacturers for example are sellinguns into an area and know that those guns are going into the hands of criminall absolutely those gun manufacturers should be held accountable" a new nbc news/ wall street journal / marist polllhows iowa closer than ever with three weeks to go. within the margin of error, clinton slightly leads sanders. same with the republicans.. senator ted cruz has a lead over donald trump. so trurup took aim at cruz's
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born in canada. "from ted's stand point and from the party's stand point.. he has to solve this problem because the demcrats will sue e im if he is the nominee." cruz believes the matter is settled. senator ted cruz was born to an american mother in canada and he says that makes him constitutionally eligible to be president. edward lawrence, nbc news, washington. hillary cliton is in waterloo today8 for an organizing event at the electric park ballroom. donald trump is in cedar falls tomorrow. trump's latest target is football. this is what he had to say about tte sport laat night. on head cclision, 15 yards. the soft. football has become soft. now i'll be criticized for that, they'll say isn't that terrible. but football's become soft like our country has become soft, it's true." trump also says e rarely
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the game anymore. recent studies show many former pro players have brain disease related to concussions. the n-f-l is under pressure to take head trauma injuries more seriously. tonight is the nation's oldest presidential forum -- focused on minorities. the brown and black forum is in des moines. minorities are askkg the presidential candidates to take a walk in their shoes. from state leaders to activists.... they all agree these are the biggest issues the minority community in iowa is facing: criminal justice reform, immigration reform and economic inequality. this is what one small business owner wants the eventual nominees they have, no matter how much support they have. we need to move our country forward. all three dfmocrats will be at the event tonight.
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there. the party says there were scheduling issues. ben carson campaigned in des moines over the weekend -- where someone asked him how he would need to fix the economy of his about how we would do that...we all in the same boat... the republican president candidates have a debate in des moines later this month. the family of a man shotto death by wateteloo police settles with the city. the parents of derrick ambrose junior will receive about one-point-two million dollars. another one million will cover attooey fees from the wrongful death lawsuit. investigators say -- in 2012 -- ambrose had a gun outside new world lounge in waterloo. they say he ran from police and
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who shot him twice. his gun was later found in a yard. investigators believe he likely tossed it befoo the shootiig. a grand jury cleared the officer -- when it did not indict him years ago. the destruction a building -- becomes a spectacle of fire and ice. emergency crews were needed in omaha over the weekend when an explosion led to a fire at a old pub. firefihters battled the flames in the frigid weather. the water turned the smoldering building into what looked like an ice castle. thpub owner say three people were injured. investigators are looking into what caused the explosion. mexico begins the process of extraditing a drug lord to the u-s. joaquin "el chapo" guzman was recaptured. he's e ecaped from prison twice. actor sean penn says he met secretly with guzman late last year... the meeting was described in a rolling stone article. penn says guzman talked about trafficking heroinmeth, and
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drugs. the standoff at a national wildlife area is now in its second week. armed members of a roup called the pacific patriot network k howed up saturday at the wildlife refuge in oregon. they were carring high- caliiber weapons. they started pushing reporters and photographers back -- off -- what is a public road. the group that took over the refuge last week is upset over federal land policies. they say they'll only leave the ilding when here's a plan to transfer control of federal land. looking ahead to the rest of the day: the supreme court will hear arguments on union dues. the justices will be asked to decide whether ssate governmentt workers who choose not to join a union can still be required to pay a share of dues to cover the cost of negotiating contracts. the ruling would affect public sesetor unions in t te 23 states. there is a new viral video millions are grooving to across the country. it features some talented young students, and their inspiring teacher.
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this schoololis known for much more than dance skills. million views online...captioned "teacher of the year" that teacher is ron style of teaching is about passion. it's about energy. using music and movement to motivate. rehema::people know youou isn't it. boy:oh,yes. we do a lot the academic program is intense... with high school level classes ron clark teaching the class we first met clark when he was just starting school in a rough part of town. this is the most exciting me. travis mckoy...now a college student .... rehema: did you ever have doubts about whether you could make it through this course of study.? travis: did i have tough times? absbslutely. rehema : i want to show you something. what do you think when
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this is funny./ it's crazy to see that this came fuful circle and i'm just all clark academy students have grauated from high school and 99 percent have gone on to college. trim this bite .. here's a suggestion ron: i wanted to show people that education's sotta be then the kids are gonna have passion./then ds are gonna love to learar. a model teacher who has kids jumping at the chance to succeed.( kids get out of their chairs dancing in class) nat sot... rehema ellis, nbc news, atlanta we still have a lot to get to ttis morning: including a special honor for a former firefighter. he got thhattention of lawmakers and jon stewart. find out how. plus -- the temperature's been
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else -- and this has most of you very happy. this morning, we'e'e wonnering if gas prices go even lower? clouds are making a big difference in temperatures this morning... above zero with the clouds, below without. we keep colder than normal temps much of this week and we may even seeesome snow today and tonight. i'll have more coming up. "now your storm track 7 you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. the bottom line of this economy is that it is rigged. what this campaign is about is to demand that we create an economy that t rks for all of us rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty.
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from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather informatio. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: we could seesome light snow and flururies today and tonight with breezy conditions tonight and tomorrow. this will lead to dangerous wind chills late tonight and tuesday
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morning, we are dealing with clouds that are affecting our temps... stormtrack7 live weather network ameras willl show thh mix throughout the morning. the blanket has a huge difference for temps this morning. we have teenssin the south and negative numbers north, but we are actually much warmer than this point yesterday morning over much of the state... but we still have a few wind chills down to -20 this morning in areas with clear skies. winds will stay light todada, but will start to pick up out west this afternoon. we will keep the clouds today, although some areas of sunssine will occur. some light snow will track in, too, but amounts will be light as the disturbance tracks mainly to
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will be breezy and cold tonight and tomorrow... temps today only a little better than yesterday with the cold air returning for tuesday6 we will have highs in the low teens to mid 20s with some light snow and flurries, mainly this afternoon. light snow could end up around an inch tonight, but blowing snow will be the main concern as winds pick up to 10-20 hph. this will also drop wind chills to -15 to -25 by morning. and it will stay breezy most of tuesday as highs struggle to get out of the single igits over mosttof the viewinn area. we will warm into the upper 20s to around 30 for thursday and friday as the next system acks in. this will bring snow friday
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along with more wind saturday. temps will likely be falling saturday, as well. minnesota vikings fans could use a litle sunshine to start their day. they hosted the seahawks yesterday in an n- f-l wild carr came -- the coldest vikings game in history. yes, they had the dome for years -- but before that -- they played outdoors for aong time... so that gives youan idea how cold it was yesterday. minnesota fans would like to forget the game itself. they were a field goal away from beating the seahawks and moving on in the playoffs. 26 seconds left -- and a 27-yard field goal "you know what, it's so quick i
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you'll have to look back at the hole, i should be able to hit i'm the only one who didn't do their job here, so that's on me." week. the packers -- who took down washington yesterday -- go to arizona. the a-f-c, it's pittsburgh at denner and kansas ty travels to new england. we know no one matched all the numbers from saturday's powerball... but some iowans came very close. just one number away. one of those tickets was sold in eastern iowa. that story, plus a look ahead to wednesday's record jackpot. plus -- drivers have to be pumped up about what they've been sing lately. this morning, we're learning the lowest gas prices in iowa -- are in our area. you're watching kwwl. we'v got you covered in springville, denver, rossville
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the night had its fair share of surprises -- but the big winner the movie took home 3 of the and best director. "the martian" won best motion picture comedy and its sta matt damon won best comedy actor. it's been 18 years since he won a golden globe for "good will hunting". jennifer lawrence won best comedy actress honors for the movie "joy". the crowd favorite of the night - syvester stalone, winning best supporting actor for resurrecting his rocky character in "creed". today will have much more about the golden globes after today in iowa. many winners last night... but no powerball winner over the wewekend. that means wednesday's drawing will be at least -- one-point- three billion dollars. a few people in iowa were oh so close to winning on saturday. one ticket in sioux city matched the first five numbers, but missed the powerball to win one million dollars.
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fofor of the first t ive and the powerball -- to take home 50-thousand dollars. we'll have the winning numbers from the record jackpot on wednesday night at ten here on kwwl. we're wondering how high the jackpottill rearch.....we're also asking how low gas prices will go. triple-a says the national average is at a dollar-96. oil prices have been tumbling. some experts say gas prices could keep falling. gas buddy says the lowest prices in iowa right now can be found in eastern iowa -- in indepdence this morning where people can fill up for a dollar-57. new york gives a special honor to a former firefighter who fought for healthcare for 9-11 first responders. "it is my honor... to ray pfeifer" ray pfeifer received a key to the city. former "daily show" host jon stewart, who lobbied lawmakers with pfeifer along was also there.
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cancer after working long shifts at ground zero after 9-11. he fought for legislation that helped about 33- thousand other first responders who also got sick. "we got something done that i dealt with people tht really didn't get it. you know, we held we are still siccfrom terrorists', they started to get it." pfeifer sayshe'll donaae the key to the 9-11 memorial museum. the time now is finding new ways to connect you with your car. the latest in ravel technololo -- coulddave all of us thinking back to the days of knight rider. that story next.
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drive.. jay gray gives us a glimpse into what that trip may look --and the detroit auto show opens this morning..
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really the biggest buzz in our driving.. to electric.. and even "connected" cars.. "think about everything you love about your smartphone.. it integrates all that tech ino the vehiile, right innront of a trip in a talking car, may not be that far away.. cameras and software being tested right now, would allow a vehicle to communicate with the driver.. other cars on the road.. stoolights to getetreal time traffic information.. and even smartphones of pedestrians along the route.. "the opportunity to get that advanced information before the car is there and before anybody is put in danger, it would just be an incredible improvement in safety." and while there's plenty make no mistake.. there isstill a need for speed.. which is why vlf will unveil thth force 1.. "a 640 horsepower corvette drive train with a six speed automatic transmission and thus are creating an american
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europe but made n the detroit area". an area.. and industry.. revved-up.. and ready to roll.. jay gray - nbc news - detroit. the car business has been traveling in the fast lane lately. sales reached a record last year.. the sixth year in a row sales have increased. the industr hasn't seethat kind of growththin decades. today in ioww is back right after this with the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan. eileen loan is back with another ch you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. the bottom line of this economy is that it is rigged. what this campaign is about is to demand that we create
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rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not l le in poverty.
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light snow ttday with highs in the teens to low 20s. light snow tonight (around an inch), blowing snow tonight/tuesday morning and cold wind chills... back to -15 to -
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we've got now on today in iowa... we're just 3 weeks away from the iowa caucuses. and a new iowa poll says it's could be a close one.
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being remembered this morning after a long battle with cancer. and the 73rd golden globe awards recognizedednew talent and old favorites. we'll take a look at the highlights in just a bit. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. we still have some cold temperatures out there this morning with a wide range out there.... wind chills are ruruing from just above zero tt around 10 mph from the east and will stay light today but become
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