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then some snow showers track in, especially this afternoon. that could lead to some problems tonight and tomorrow as those winds pick up. i'll have more details coming up in a few minutes. some snow showers track in, especially this afternoon. that could lead to some problems tonight and tomorrow as those winds pick up. i'll have more details coming up in a few minutes. pciking up our team seven coverage, storm track seven's amanda gilbert is live in waterloo. amanda, this is the first really cold day of the school year. well right now the buses for the waterloo school district are leaving a new facility... they were stored in this garage overnight... here's a better looks inside the
people showed up at 4 this morning to get the buses ready for their morning route. it's also important to make sure you are properly preparing your kids for today. "make sure they're dressed in layers. so if they get warm on the bus. they can take off their mittens, and their glvoes and their hats. but make sure you their feet warm... it's so easy for them to get cold." a doctor at allen hospital says it's also important to think about wearing windproof and waterproof material. she says when temperatures are below freezing like this... it is possible to get frostbite in under half an hour... especially if you are by properly dressed. we've got you covered live in waterloo...amanda gilbert...kwwl
according to a doctor at allen hospital some of the biggest mistakes parents make in the cold is running out of gas...staying out in the cold and wind for too police are warning people not to leave their cars running with the keys inside, despite the cold. some cars were stolen in cases the cars were left running. last year cedar rapids police took 287 stolen vehicle reports. most of the time the cars were left unlocked with the keys inside or left running the family of a man shot to death by waterloo police settles with the city. the parents of derrick ambrose junior will receive about one-point-two million dollars. another one million will cover attorney 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 ignored their commands -- and then turned toward an officer -- yard. investigators believe he likely tossed it before the shooting. a grand jury cleared the officer
cotninuing coverage... drug lord "el chapo" is back behind bars at the same prison he escaped from in july. though he was a wanted man, while on the run he agreed to a secret interview with one of with a narcotics empire at his command... and two prison breaks under his belt... ...and it appears, that's just what he wanted - a bio-pic, a project he had been planning for a while. so it arrest... ...actor sean penn published an article about his secret meeting with the drug lord in in october. in penn's piece for rolling stone, el chapo boasted of his narcotics empire... ...his prison escapes... trump as "mi he later answered penn's questions with videotaped responses.....explaining his path to drug trafficking. (el chapo) "i was raised in a ranch caled la tuna. in that area, and until today, there are was planned by kate del castillo, a mexican- american actress. she reportedly began communicating with el chapo during his second stint in
controversial tweet about the drug lord. in 20-12, she tweeted quote, "today i believe more in el chapo guzman than in the governments that hide the truth from me even though it is painful." she later told c-n-n that it was meant to criticize politicial leaders, not praise guzman. with her name yet again tied to his... ...and mexican officials looking to question her and penn, del castillo has not commented since the publication of the article. as for el chapo, he insists that his way of life was the only one available to him. (el chapo) "as i said, where i grew up there was no other way, and there still isn't a way to the drug lord will fight extradition to the u-s, and the process could take months. two men die and more than 140
following a wildfire. the fire is burning in western australia. a state of emergency is in place and people have been evacuated from five nearby towns. recent conflict between saudi arabia and iran will not affect syrian peace talks -- that's according to a united nations representative. the diplomatic crisis has seen saudi arabia sever ties with iran after crowds of protesters in iran attacked two of its diplomatic posts. those assaults came after saudi arabia executed a prominent opposition shi'ite muslim cleric. a first-time substitute teacher is facing some serious allegations after her students say she made a threat against them. it happened in florida. the 61 year old substitute teacher had just completed training. a few hours into the school day, she allegedly told 3rd graders if they didn't stop misbehaving...she'd let a gunman in to the classroom to shoot them. the sub was removed from the school... we have made sure this substitute will not be teaching
a police report has been filed. the texas mother accused of helping her son flee to mexico will ask a judge to reduce her bond. attorneys for tonya couch say high. investigators say couch helped her son ethan flee to mexico as prosecutors investigated whether he had violated his probation. ethan couch killed four people while driving drunk in 2013- his attorneys argued his privileged lifestyle prevented him from right from wrong. decision 2016...new poll numbers are out. just three weeks away from the caucuses, and both the republican and democratic races are neck and neck. according to the most recent nbc marist republican senator ted cruz leads donald trump by four points among likely caucus-goers. on the democratic side.. former secretary of state hillary clinton is now just three points ahead of senator bernie sanders... both are within the margin of error...making the races a virtual tie. bernie sanders working to
wrapping up a four-day swing through iowa today. he talked about his rising poll numbers during a forum on veterans issues in marshalltown yesterday. he said when races get tight.. there are often more attacks. "when suddenly the candidate who was ordained by the finds that her position is not discussion and a lot of attacks taking place." sanders has multiple campaign stops scheduled for central iowa today. he was in eastern iowa friday hillary clinton heads to eastern iowa today. she'll be in waterloo this afternoon for an organizing event. this comes after she picked up the endorsement of the planned parenthood action fund. this is the first time the organization has endorsed a candidate in a presidential primary... "the stakes have never been hillary clinton is the right
clinton said she was "honored" by the endorsement and promised to "fight together" with the organization. on the republican side...a once leader in the polls is looking to re-gain that support ahead of the caucuses. retired neurosurgeon ben carson spoke at a des moines church this weekend. someone asked him how he'd help "my message would be that we need to fix the economy of this need to get away from this group vs this group and start recognizing as americans we are all in the same boat... carson continues campaigning in iowa today with stops in western and central iowa. despite low polling numbers --
as he night. he talked about the importance of meeting one-on-one with iowans leading up to the caucus... iowans don't pay attention to the national polls, they don't 75-80 people are doing here tonight; which is come out, meet the candidates, and kick the tires," santorum will be in eastern iowa tomorrow, holding a town hall in independence. a spillway on the mississippi river is opened -- much sooner than expected. it's to prevent flooding in new orleans. this is the 11th time in history the army corps of engineers has opened the spillway. the diversion typically happens every 10-years... and on congressman says this early opening is part of a new pattern that needs to be that's very different... historically this spillway has been opened some trends and we need to make sure we understand them so we understand how the future's going to look and make sure
flooding of homes and businesses in the future." the spillway could be open for several weeks. hundreds gather to watch as crews implode a fairgroudn's granstand. this is part of a 50-million dollar project at the new york state fairgrounds. the goal is to make the fairground more competitive...and the area should be ready to go for the fair this summer. its coming up... as iowans deal with freezing cold...other parts of the country are cleaning up from tornados. plus, hollywood's biggest party is over...we're looking at who "you're watching kwwl,
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: we could see some light snow and flurries today and tonight with breezy conditions tonight and tomorrow. this will lead to dangerous wind chills late tonight and tuesday
morning, we are dealing with clouds that are affecting our temps... stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show that mix throughout the morning. the blanket has a huge difference for temps this morning. we have teens in 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 today, but will start to pick up out west this afternoon. we although some areas of sunshine will occur. some light snow will track in, too, but amounts will be light as the disturbance tracks mainly to
will be breezy and cold tonight and tomorrow... temps today only a little better than yesterday with the cold air returning for tuesday. 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 mph. this will also drop wind chills to -15 to -25 by morning. the single digits over most of the viewing area. we will warm into the upper 20s to around 30 for thursday and friday as the next system tracks in. this will bring snow friday afternoon through saturday, along with more wind saturday. temps will parts of florida are cleaning up from a tornado this morning.
down over the weekend. several homes were damaged. luckily no deaths or serious injuries have been reported. the red cross opened a shelter home. its still to come... and the award goes to...we're looking at who took home honors at last night's golden globes. plus...it looks like soccer but follows the rules of golf. a look at a new sport growing in popularity. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in raymond, ryan,
marco rubio thinks it's unfair to criticize him for missing votes. "but i am going to miss votes, i'm running for president." but he's been missing votes for a long time. "one third of all of his missed votes in 2015 were missed before he announced he was running for president." over the last three years, marco rubio has missed more votes... than any other senator. washington politician marco rubio. doesn't show up for work, but wants a promotion? right to rise usa is responsible
much of hollywood may be in recovery mode this morning....it's the morning "after" the golden globes. the 73rd annual event last night honored the year's best in tv some of the winners. "the revenant" that frontier revenge epic was a revelation at the best director.....and best actor was about adaptation." honors for best actress went to first time nominee brie larson "ahhh! i can't believe this!" for the hostage drama "room". and it was a double win for "the martian".....best musical or comedy. and best actor for matt damon, playing a marooned astronaut. "i know how lucky i am." jennifer lawrence, meanwhile, spoke directly to her frequent director, david o. russell....after winning best actress for their collaboration, "joy". cookie lyon's alter ego, taraji p. henson, passed out cookies on "cookies for everyone tonight" "mad men"'s jon hamm
that show's final season... while first year computer hacker series "mr. best drama. and two upsets for "mozart in the jungle"...best comedy a big surprise!" caught off guard "oh my god!" winning best actress for "crazy ex- girlfriend". the night's highlights also included a standing ovation for sylvester stallone's "creed"----playing the role he originated nearly four decades ago. "i want to thank my imaginary friend, rocky balboa, for being the best friend i ever had." a golden moment....on a golden night. jinah kim, nbc news, beverly hills. this year's oscars nominees will
storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. light snow today 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 - 25. warmer by the end of the back to cold on sunday. it's a game that combines soccer and golf...and it's popular enough to have a world cup and a u-s team it's called "footgolf" players must kick the ball into a hole in as few kicks as possible,
and rough grass. team category and someone from competition. "you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered. this is today in iowa." america is not just electing a president, we're also electing a commander in chief. that choice matters. because strengthening the economy, making healthcare more affordable, raising incomes. all of that depends on us being both secure at home 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. [ horn honks ] okay, this is u.s. cellular, and this is verizon. now, same phones, but with u.s. cellular you get 6 gigs of 4g data for only $40 per month
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is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth in two years than the bottom 100 million people combined. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. the middle class will continue to disappear unless we level the playing field. with your
help, as president, we will. now on today in iowa...as we deal with very cold temperatures this morning...we're looking at how school districts are working to
we're remembering the life of david bowie. and...a 9/11 firefighter has been fighting for firefighters for more
than a decade...now he's being honored for his work. 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
we still have some cold temperatures out there this morning with a wide range out there.... wind chills are running from just above zero to around -20 calm to around 10 mph from the east and will stay light today but become stronger tonight. some clouds are tracking into the area and will see that cloud cover expand northward and then some snow showers track in,
especially this afternoon. that could lead to i'll have more details coming up in a few minutes. picking up our team seven coverage, storm track seven's amanda gilbert is live in waterloo with more about how schools prepare for the cold weather. right now behind me bus drivers for the waterloo school district are getting ready for their morning.
this morning to make
sure the buses are warm and ready for the cold temperatures.. vo: here's a look at where a lot of the buses for the waterloo schools district are stored overnight... this is new... durham schools services moved here in july. now while the buses will be warm.... it is important to make sure your kids are dresses properly and in layers. it this is another common mistake you don't want to make. "i think that what happens in the colder weather is that parents have a tendency to kepe their this can bbe dangerous. becuase you send your kids running out and what if they run in front of a car or. so please just make sure that your kids are not running and not paying attention to the roads. kathis says this is also dangerous because someone could slip and fall. we've got you covered live in waterloo...
live in waterloo... amanda exposure to cold and wind, not wearing proper clothing. we've got you covered live in waterloo... amanda gilbert kwwl news there are no school delays or cancellations right now -- but if any come in over the next few kwwl-dot-com. firefighters work in freezing weather to put out a fire at a historic building in omaha, the old market. in the frigid winter cold -- the water made the building look like an ice castle. the pub owner says three people were
treated for injuries. officials are investigating the cause of the blast. today, iowa lawmakers head back to the capitol for the first day of the legislative session. lawmakers are expected to tackle school funding yet again this session. last year, the session went late as democrats and republicans tried to hammer out a deal on education...only to have governor branstad veto part of it. water quality is toweards the top of
he gives his condition of the state
speech tomorrow. cedar falls voters will likely head to the polls once again to decide on a school bond. tonight the board of education is set to choose a date for a bond question. a 35-million dollar bond referendum failed last year. continuing coverage...jury selection begins today for an officer charged with second-degree murder. caesar goodson faces the most serious charges in the death of freddie gray. gray died in april, a week after sustaining serious injuries while in the back of a baltimore police van. goodson is the second of six officers to go to trial in connection with gray's death- which touched off riots in the city. a judge has convinced another officer to testify against him. south carolina police say someone tried to burn down the former home of michael slager. slager, who is white, caught national attention after shooting walter scott, who was black, last april. a video showed scott running
slager was released on bond last week. his trial is set for october. witnesses said they saw someone running away from the home before the fire. tensions remain high in the philadelphia police department after a new threatagainst officers surfaces. investigators say an anonymous tipster told police "the threat is not over" and that three "radical" shooters are still at-large. it comes after a man approached an officer's patrol car and opened fire...allegedly pledging his allegiance to isis. police say they are investigating the tip and plan to re-interview the tipster. four suspects are now behind bars after police say they raped a teenager in a new york city playground. an 18-year-old woman and her father were walking through a brooklyn playground when police say the group attacked. one man pointed a gun at her father, forcing him to leave... . this baffles all of my police police say two of the suspects are
14 and 17 mexico begins the process of extraditing a drug lord to the u-s. joaquin "el chapo" guzman was recaptured. he's escaped 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 heroin, meth, and other drugs. the united states deploys a b-52 bomber over south korea it was a show of force following north korea's nuclear test last week. the b-52 was joined by two air base. a square in paris lights up in the colors of the french flag this display capping a week commemorating the charlie hebdo attacks. people came to the square to remember victims of the islamist militant attacks one year ago. a monument in the square has become a shrine to the 17 victims of the january 2015 attacks on charlie hebdo and a jewish deli. people also came to remember the 130 victims of the november shootings in paris.
an iconic singer whose career lasted five decades has passed away. david bowie died after a battle with cancer. he was known for songs like 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 both the democratic and 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
blanche where you can do senator bernie sanders says he can be tough on gun manufacturers. are going into the hands of criminals absolutely those gun manufacturers should be held accountable" a new nbc news/ wall street journal / marist poll shows iowa closer than ever with three weeks to go. clinton slightly leads sanders. same with the republicans.. senator ted cruz has a lead over because he was born in canada. settled. senator ted cruz was born to an american mother in canada and he says that makes him constitutionally
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 the sport last night. bing, flag. football's become 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 he rarely watches 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 asking the
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 to know. no matter how much money they have, no matter how much and do the work thats necessary to move our country forward. all three democrats will be at the event tonight. the supreme court will hear arguments today on union dues. the justices will be asked to decide whether state government workers...who choose not to join a union...can still be required to pay a share of union dues. the ruling will affect unions in 23 states where they have a duty to bargain for both members and non- members alike. the first book of pope francis' papacy focuses on mercy. "the name of god is mercy" is a 100- page conversation with an italian journalist one topic they discussed: the
comment about homosexuality. the pope says that he was merely reciting what the respect, and that they should be treated as individuals, not marginalized." the book is set to be released in 86 countries tomorrow. new york gives a special honor to a former firefighter who fought for healthcare for 9-11 first responders. (natsot: "it is my honor... ray pfeifer received a key to the city. former "daily show" host jon stewart, who lobbied lawmakers with pfeifer along was also there. pfeifer developed a stage-four cancer 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 that really are still dying from terrorists, we are still sick from terrorists', they started to get it." pfeifer says he'll donate the
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"now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." 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: we could see some light snow and flurries today and tonight with breezy conditions tonight and tomorrow. this will lead to dangerous wind chills late tonight and tuesday morning. this morning, we are dealing with clouds that are affecting our temps... stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show that mix throughout the morning. the blanket has a huge difference for temps this morning. we have teens in 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 today, but will start to pick up out west this will occur. some light snow will track in, too, but amounts will be light as the disturbance and tomorrow... temps today only a little better than yesterday with the cold air returning for
the low teens to mid 20s with some light snow and around an inch tonight, but blowing snow will be the main concern as winds pick up to 10-20 mph. this will also drop wind chills to -15 to -25 by morning. and it will stay most of the viewing area. we will warm into the upper 20s to around 30 for thursday and friday as afternoon through saturday, along with more wind saturday. temps will likely be falling saturday, as well. struggle to get out of the single digits over most of the viewing area. we will warm into the upper 20s to around 30 for thursday and friday as the next system tracks in. this will bring snow friday afternoon through saturday, along with more wind saturday. temps will likely be falling saturday, as
it was a cold weekend -- but that didn't keep all iowans indoors. people embracing the winter weather -- were bundled up in several layers. the below zero wind chills for some people was not a factor -- we saw one young man even going for a seven mile run. others enjoyed dubuque's riverwalk. "it's nice and sunny out, and it's not snowing...the sun makes it a little warmer." if you do head outside -- make sure
minnesota vikings fans could use a little sunshine to start their day. they hosted the seahawks yesterday in an n- f-l wild card came -- the coldest vikings game in history. yes, they had the dome for years -- but before that -- they played outdoors for a long time... so yesterday. it was brutal -- but that didn't stop fans from tailgating. hall of fame coach bud grant even wore a t-shirt for the coin toss. vikings 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 by blair walsh is wide left. the game slips away and seattle wins 10-9. its still to come...
the national average prices for gas is 1-97, according to gasbuddy. and here in iowa, we're looking at 1- 83 a gallon. the good news just keeps coming...some experts predict the price of gas could drop to a dollar a gallon in some areas. that hasn't happened since 19- 99. the powerball jackpot continues to grow -- after no one won saturday's drawing. wednesday's jacpot is now one point three billion dollars...the largest jackpot in world
history. you still have time to buy a ticket. the next drawing is wednesday. the winning numbers will be announced right here on kw-wl during the news at ten. uber wants you to get out this winter...so its dropping prices. the ridesharing company announced in a blog post that it's cutting
canadian cities. cities in iowa were not included in the list, however, quad cities users reported
seeing prices there slashed in half. uber may be adding iowa city to the list of cities it serves. the company had been looking at the area last year...but stopping pursuing the idea around the time the city council passed new regulations for cabs adn web based companies like uber. (peter kokontis/iowa city) "it could bring a lot of jobs to here. i think it'll be beneficial overall to the students, especially with drunk driving and all that stuff going on." prefer use the bus line... but many people in iowa city... especially students... think uber will make getting around the city more convenient. burmese refugees in waterloo mark the karen new year traditionally, this celebration ends the end of rice planting and the beginning of a new season, many groups from iowa and minnesota performed at the five sullivan brothers convention in waterloo. traditional food accompanied the
performers say they're happy other people can experience their culture "change the mind on them, like "oh i don't like them" but maybe they can change their opinion when they see them and how they present themselves" karen is a specific subset. and there are many different cultures represented in burma however, a majority of refugees here do celebrate the karen new year, its we're wrapping up today in iowa with the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan next.
delays into our
newsroom...so be sure your kids are bundled up eileen is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. light snow today 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 - 25. warmer by falling temps with strong winds thanks for joining us, the today show is next and we'll be back in 25 minutes with more news and weather. have a great day. good morning. breaking overnight. legend lost. rock star david bowie has died.
>> the groundbreaking musician losing a private 18-month-long battle with cancer just days after his 69th birthday. this morning a look back at his music and style that made him one of the most influential artists of his time. under fire. mexican authorities want to talk to sean penn about his secret meeting with el chapo while the notorious drug lord was on the run. could the oscar-winning actor be in trouble? and golden night. "the revenant" and "the martian" win big at the golden globes. >> what an incredible honor. wow, that meant a lot. >> when people go see movies, it's kind of rare. i've made a lot of movies that people just didn't go see. >> as ricky gervais skewers hollywood in his return as host. >> what an amazing talent, most of you. >> we have it all covered from the red carpet to the winners backstage.