tv Today in Iowa at 5 KWWL January 15, 2016 5:00am-6:00am CST
"you're watching kwwl.things heat up at a g-o-p presidential debate. plus... a group is giving an easterr iowa family a new home and a nurse thought she was one of the lucky powerball jackpot winners... that is, until she found out it was a prank. 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. temperatures are falling into the 20s and 30s this morning and will keep
our countdown to caucus continues this morning as the republican candidates square off in their 6th debate. donald trump and ted cruz clashed repeatedly during the fox buuiness debate. the war of words focused on where cruz was born --- as trump continues to question whether the senator is eligible to become president. you know, back in septemberr my friend donald said that he had had his lawyers look at this from every which way, and there constitution hasn't changed. but the poll numbers have. e fact is, there is a big overhang. there's a big question mark on your head. and you can't do tht to the party. you really can't. you can't do that to the party. theiirepublicans final debate before the iowa caucuses will be january 28th in des moines.
in iowa the next few days. trump has a rally in urbandale this morning. ben carson has a town hall in charles city tomorrow. marco rubio has similar events in decorah and waverly on monday. he'll also be in coralville that day. new this morning...five people are taken to the hospital following a crash in dubuque county. the iowa state patrol says marquita robertson was driving on hartbeck oad near epworth and lost contntol around 9:45 last night. she and her four passengers, ages 14 to 25, all had to be taken to the hospital. we don't know how they're doing this morning. roberrson was cited for failure to maintain control and driving while suspended. an iowa woman missing for more than two days is lucky to be alive after she was foununlying in the snow. a search for shaniqua hayes started monday after family and friends couldn't reach her. she'd last been seen leaving work in nebraska over the weekend. woodbury county deputies found her lying in the snow tuesday afternoon. all she could do...was blink. "when you have no contact and everybody you've talked to has
automatically as a human being think the worst. and when you say you found her, it's just a relief." relatives say she still can't talk, but they're hoping for a speedy recovery. not snow but wind causing problems for firefigthers in oklahoma. the wind spreadiing a grass fire i oklahoma city. a few homes were evacuated as a precauction. out 90 acres h he burned. an eastern iowa home is being called a chronic nuisance. you're looking avideo of 3 cases in which waterloo police were called becacase of shots bebeg fired last year. all at the same home in the 500 block of elm street. "we are using this liquid foam holes ae. that is discouraging. that is sad." for the city to label something a chronic nuisance property -- itt takes three different calls within a year
or arrests . we did reach out to mayor hart - -who campaigned on safer streets and neighborhood empowerment - - he declined to comment. the f-b-i says the shooting of a police officer is being investigated as an act of terrorism. police say edwrd archer waled up to a cruiser last week in philadelphia and fired multiple shots inside, hitting an officer three times. he told police he pledges allegiance to iis. at this point -- the f-b-i says there's no evidence archer was part of an organized terror cell. authorities take down an underground shooting range in the middle of a neighborhood. investigators say someone had dug a hole in the backyard of tte property in california... and people were using guns for target shooting. police arrested one person inside the home for drug and gun possession. a former american red cross worker in milwaukee is accused of stealing nearly 30-thousand dollars in donation dollars intended to help disaster victims. police say the suspect cched in
clients over a one- month period last summer. the red cross issued a statement saying they're actively working with the police department and their investigation. firefighters spent their day off working on a habitat for humanity home for family mourning their son's death. the home is going to the family of waterloo teenager - moe sed sed went missing in october, and his body was found in river in december. his family has been grieving the loss of their son, but is looking forward to this new home. "i know they are very appprecicitive, theyyre just, from waht i've heard, i know they feel blessed they're getting a home" this house has been in the works since last summer... firefighters scheduled the work around the seasons, so they could work on the inside of the home the colder temps. moe sed's parents will move here with their other fofor children around the end of february. wind energy experts have been studying new ways to generate powef for decades. and now, technology is
theories... making them a reality. a community college in emmetsburg installed a one-of- a-kind vertical-axis wind turbine on their campus. the college has a partnership wit a german windompany. experts say the turbbe would not only benefit the students, but the whole state of iowa... "the opportunity for us from a training opportunity is huge," the turbine is in its final installation stages. experts say it would be marketed toward smaller communities, individual farmers and businesses that want to be off the grid. they say it's anothhr opportunity to meet the needs of the industry. it's a lego-mania this weekend teams from across iowa will be competiting in ames foothe iowa firr lego league state competition... kwwl's amanda gilbert caught up with three of the 120 teams that wii be at the competition. all three teams are from denver iowa..... to prepare for this competition this weekend....
robot out of legos... one team made a robot that pushes trucks... another drops items into lego cars.... there's even a people thrower robot... where the truck brings the lego person to their job and then throw them in there... this program is dedicated to teaching students about science... engineering... math.. and technology... it's also about teamwork.... "so in the beginning we really didn't know each other... but now towards the end we've really become close like brothers...." "stop. get to work." this competition isn't just about legos. this year... each team had to find a problem with trash in their community and show judges how they would solve it. the teams wl also be judged on their comomunication skills and how well they work together.... and whoever wins state... will get to go on to the worlds
we've g you covered live in the newsroom... amanda gilbert. kwwl news. the competition lasts tomorrow through sunday. 60 teams will be competing tomorrow and 60 the next day. continuing coverage... educators say a new waterloo career center will better prepare students and improve the community. with courses ranging fromm auaumotive repair -- to anatomy and physiology -- des moines high school students are able to study several classes -- free of charge. committee members say they'r optqmistic a simiar center would work in waterloo... "it was just amazing to get the feedback firsthand from students and educators, and just hearing that from them is just unbelievable." voters will decide whether to move forward with the project -- by casting their ballots february second. the search is on for the lucky winners innthe record powerball jackpot. the three winning tickets were sold in melbourne beach, florida, chino hills,
tennessee. each f the stores received a cash bonus for selling the winning tickets. so far, none of the winners have come forward to claim their prize. one of the winners was believed to be a nurse from pomona, california. but the celebrations quickly turned to frenzied confusion after word came out the nurse's son had sent his mother a picture of what he said was the winning ticket. it apparently - wasnot... "shlomo - who actually bought all these tickets - he says, my send her on a vacation. an all- paid vacation somewhere because, that's not a nice joke." as of tts morning, thh california lottery says nobody has come in to the claim the prize. someone who is a multimillionaire is a man from western iowa. he didn't win the big powerball jackpot, but came very, very
multi-millionaire bryon stewart," said terry rich, iowa a winner!" "how many times did i double check?" stewart repeated. "too many (laughs)." stewart boughtthree tickets from this casey's general store in onawa, iowa. he let the computer decide. one of his tickets matched the first five numbers except for he powerball.. that's ood for a one-million dollar prize. but, stewart had added the "power play" which doubled his winnings. "it was all random," said bryon stewart. "jut let fate decide." ssewart livessin onawa... a city of only a few thousand. thursday, word of his winning traveled fast. "everybody talked about it where we werr at," said crysysal lee. "i'm glad somebody has won it close to home because it's nice when a small town earns recognition said pauline burrows. "i hope whoever has n it will be happy." which stewart says he is, despite missing out on the nearly $1.6 billion jackpot. "i'm just happy with what we got," said bryon stewart. as for thmillion dollar question, what's his first step with all this money?
loans off, pay anything, any type of bill," said bryon stewart. just want to det his day job either. "i want to keep on working, i want to keep going," said bryon stewart. "i won this money but i don't want t o just retire. it's not possible anymore." lottery offials say after taxes, he's walking away with 1.4 million dollars. it's coming up on today in iowa.... we'll tell you which fast food and cassal-dining restaurants are getting the best buzz. plus... a young lady who fights to stay alive every day has given new life to the neighborhood
and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide univerl college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather informrmtion. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather
breezy today 7jth a few snow showers ad flurures, but the main thing you will notice
this weekend will be the bitttrly cold temperatures returning. stormtrack7 live weuther network isn't showing much in the way of snowflakes right now.. and there won't be too many anyway. temps this morning are on the way down... they will be steady or falling all day... teens are pushing into the northwestern part of the state.. with chills there in the single digits. it is
too.. the winds are alreaeay turning to the northwest and they are already 20 mph or higher to the west. our winds will be mainly 10-20 mph, but we will have some higher gusts. clouds with few snow showers will continue to track into the area as one low tracks away from us and another tracks closer... but the main thing will be the cold. temps will be in the single digits and teens in theastern dakotas totoy but that puuhes
through iowa for tomorrow... with north dakota staying below zero all day tomorrow. we will have steady or falling temps all day with a stray snow shower or morning. we don't warm much on showers will track through about check this out. nasa releases images of one of two possible ice volcanos on pluto's surface. nasa says at about 90 miles across and two- point-five miis high, it would be the largest volcano discovered in the outer solar system - if it's proven to be a volcano. a nasa orbiter breaks a record. jupiterrrbiter huno travels farther from the sun than any other solar-powered spacecraft. juno launched into space from cape canaveral, florida in august 2011. it broke the distance record
493 million miles from the sun. juno will arrive at jupiter on july fourth of this year. it's cming up on today in iowaa.. remember the guy who was captured shoving a python down his pants and walking out of a pet store? the latest ononthe search for the thief coming up. plus... it's a contagious inspiration that's catching on one window at a time. stay with k-w-w-l, we've got you covered.
getting the best buzz from customers. subway held on to its top spot as the best-perceived fast food brand, followed by wendy's, chick-fil-a, pizza hut and sonic. in casual dining, olive garden held on to the top spot, thaas in part to its virallasta promotion. rounding out the top five were panera bread, outback steakhouse, applebee's and red lobster. amazon isisoffering a huge discount for its prime membership this weekend. the subscription fee will drop from 99 to 73-dollars. the promotion starts tonight at 11.... and ends sunday afternoon. onlyynew customers can take advantage of the deal. remember the snake that was stolen from a pet shop after a thief stuffed it down his pants? well, he's back. don't worry, not the thief. the snake. you remember this video... the thief reaches in, grabs the snake and stuffs it down his pants - then walks out of the store! well now, the owwr says someone showed up yesterday
and is back at the shop where he belongs... "i'm sure they realized they were going to be in trouble for it. facebook is a powerful, powerful thing." the snake s doing fine. the thief is still out there. but the store owner thinks it's a young lady who fights to stay alive every day has given new life to the neighborhood outside her spital windoo 27 yyr old vicki roonson was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 8. while in the hospital she hung this up this sign: it says "hello from the other side," lyrics from adele's song "hello." " it caught the attention of two women across the street who responded with another lyric from adele's song. and now, more lyrics started popping up all up and down the waving back at us soothat reallyy made our day" the ladies then decided to meet face-to-face. definitely bbinging a smile to thths woman's facc.
world...is celebrating its 110th anniversary. this shop in portugal is said to habe inspired
hary potter's library in hogwarts. j-k rowling tought english in the area in the early 1990s. the store's book collection includes all types of genres. storm track seven meteorololost eileen loan is baak with another check of your storm track seven forecast. stray snow showers/flurries, breezy, cold, steady/falling temps. very cold saturday through monday with dangerous
there are two democrat visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay t ttake millions frorobig banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and makekehem pay their fairirhare. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universa college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it.
now on today in iowa: donald trump and ted cruz had avoided attacking each other on thth debate stage. until last night. we'll look back at the first republican presidential debate of the new year. plus, rescue crews y their training pays off -- when hours later -- they're called to save a boy who fell through the ice. and speaking of the ice, what do the roads look like this morning? warmerweather melted some of the snow yesterday -- so did any of that refreeze overnight? good morningng i'm ally cruucher. and
storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. 30s thismorning and wiil keep falling roughout the day. wind chillll will continue to drop, as well.. we are starting to see more single digits and low teens. winds are starting to pick up from the northwest and will be 10-20mph, gusting higher today. we also have some clouds tracking in and these may have a few snow showers or flurries with them, too. they will be off and on through the day, bu shouldn't adddp to much, if anything. we have seen our highs.. temps will continue to drop today. it will be bitterly cold this weekend with dangerous wind chills returning to the forecast... which i'll have in a few minutes. we begin with the countdown to the this weekend with dangerous wind chills returning to the forecast... which i'll have in a few minutes.
we begin with the countdown to the iowa caucusee.
the happy talk. the gloves are off. there were several heated exchanges at last night's gop presidential debate in south carolina. tracie potts has a recap. the 7 candidates left on thh main stage at the fox business debate tried to focus on president obama: "this guy is a petulant child." and hillary clinton: "hillary clinton would be a nationa security disaster." but at times, they turned on
each other. donald trump questioned ted cruz's birth to an american in canada: "there's a big question mark on your head, and you can'ttdo that to theheparty." marco rubio accused cruz of flip-flopping on immigration: "thal 's not consistent conservatism... that's political calculation." "at least half marco said are flat out false." ben carsoo tried to be the umpire: "and i just want to take opportunity 2012 election we when i say we
for senate: "i de a paperwork error." there were differences on iran, syria.. banning muslims..and whether to tax chinese imports: "i think we should be for free traddbut fair trade." there's one republican debate left before the iowa caucuses. that's january 28th in iowa. the now back to you. some republican candidates are back in iowa the next few days. donald trump as a rallyin urbandale this morning. ben carson has a town hallllin charles city tomorrow. marco rubio has similar events in decorah and waverly on monday. he'll also be in coralville that day. as tracie potts said -- the democrats are getting ready for their own debate in south carolina on sunday. martin o'malley barely cleared the bar to get in. both hillary clinton andbernie sanders had called on n-b-c news to include him. you can watccthat debate on sunday night at eight here on kwwl. this morning, o'malley has campaign stops in cedar rapids and mount vernon. former president clinton is also
in iowa campaigning for his wife in marshalltown and coralville today.y. this morning, we're keeping an eye on the roads. they could be slick. they were yesterday. police say the roads were icy when a cedar rapids s quad car ashed. lice had been called out to a five-car accident thursday morning -- when one of their own cars crashed. one officer was aken to the hospital. two people were killed west of marengo on higgway 212. the iowa county sheriff's office says bethany clark was driving with her 2-year-old son inside when she lost control. the car went into the ditch. it caught fire -- killing both of them. slick roads could've been a factor in this crash in waterloo yesterday. police tell us a mom and her daughters were inside. one suffere minor injuries road conditions can ange when thhtemperature warms up -- as it did this week -- and then "it was very deceiving the roads looked like there wasn't any ice on them but the fros that was set on the roads was verrslippery and hard to see." the iowa
state patrol -- echoes
meteorologit eileen loan -- sas many times. be careful on bidges and overpasses - which can haa some of the most dangerous conditions this time of year. one person dies when an amtrak train crashes into an 18-wheeler. it happened in texas. authorities say the trainnhit e truck at a crossing. the truck burst into flames, killing the driver. a similar tragedy in florida. the highway patrol says an s-u-v was stopped on the tracks -- the driver of the s-u-v died. no one on the train was hurt. isis
now says it was behind a deadly attack in indonesia this week. seven people were killlld, including five attackers -- who used grenades and guns. police said they found an isis flag at the home of one of the suspects. twenty people were also wounded in that attack yesterday. if you want them -- earn them. that's one of the comments on about a federal ruling this week. the court says it's free speech for someone to wear a military medal they didn't receive. the court tossed out the conviction of a marine who wore a purple heart
tht wasn't his. he wore it to improve his credibility --- testifying in a case... "these medals were written up years and years and years ago, worthless. if anyone can wear them, what good are they?" a few years ago, president obama signed a law making it illegal to profit from lying about military service. but congress has since removed a provision that made it illegal for someone to wear a medal tha wasn't theirs. ififyou have any thoughts about this you'd like to share -- join this morning -- an actor known for his roles in die hard -- and the harry potter movies -- is being remembered. tutun to page 394 alan rickman passed away after a battle with cancer. rickman was -- many times -- cast as a bad guy in movies... but fans loved him. he was 69 years old.
dion has also passed away. he died after a battle with throat cancer. he was 73. a ski trip ends in tragedy. at least 14 people have died after the bus went off a mountain road in japan. there were two drivers -- who were taking turns behind the wheel. they both died. authorities say there was no one month after a deadly hit and run at iowa state --- and pollce sttll have no leads. the victim was freshman -- emmalee jacobs -- an eastern iowa native. officers say they've had dozuns of tips but nothing is panning out. they're hoping new leads come during the new semester -- which started this week. four months after a deadly crash -- duck boats return to seattle. five people diedin september when a duck boat and bus crashed. afterrthat, the touus were shut down. with some changes. the tours will now have two crew members instead of one. and they'll no longer use the bridge where the crash happened. a 13-yeaa-old boy is rececvering after falling through an icy pond.
fire crews say the bo went onto the iceo grab a bottle --- but ews pulled him out... "we were actually rescue how the training is supposed to work they were in the water hospital -- and is expected to recover. this hasn't been the easiest weefor those who work at the linn c cunty courthouse. pipes burst inside the courthouse and the heating system went down. on wednesday... linn county emergency management sent a generator trailer to help warm up the courthouse as repairs are made inside. in an atlanta courtroom -- bail is denied for the accused serial jewelry thief. abigail kemp is accused of carrying out several robberies in multiple states since pril. a federal judge denied bail... saying s se's a danger to the community and a flight risk. for many of you, there's nothing better than your cup of coffee in the morning.
that cup with a specific group. coffee with a cop -- a national initiative to bring police and community members closer -- makes its way to cedar rapids. the owner of b bewed awakenings in cedar rapids... the most recent coffee shop to host... says these events are necessary. "the police really don't pose a threat to us. the police are really here to help us in a time of need." police say a program like this -- typically makes people feel less intimidattd to approach them. trash and lego.... two things you don't normally think about at the same time.... but teams of 9 to 14 year-olds across the country, are working kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in the newsroom to explain.... this weekend is the iowa first lego league championship.... 120 teams from across the state will be there.... it's an event dedicated to promoting students interest in engingeering. nat check out this people- thrower.... (nat) and this truckpusher..... (nat)
them... these motors move them up and down." three teams from denver are heading to ames for the iowa first lego league state competition....they'll be competing against hundreds of other teams.... (nat) showing off their robots to judges.....(nat) but that's not all they will be doing... standup: this year... they also have to find a problem with trash in their community... ad shoojudges how tty would solve it... "so we made this box with lego had to rebuild this robot like 8 and technology... "i really like engineering and learn how to program and do all "in the beginning we really didn't know each other...but now towards the end weve really become close like brothers...."
the teams will also be judged on eir communiiation skills and their ability to work together. we've got you covered live in the newsroom... amanda gilbert...kwwl news. hoever wins the state comppition will go on to the worlds competition. we still have a lot to get to this morning. the last time iowa won a basketball game at michigan state -- many of their players were not eveve alive. they tried to end that streak last night. plus -- instead of kicking him while he's down.
good lesson. see what they did to help a pro kicker who had a nightmme performance on sunday. as clouds track in, they may bring a few snow showers or flurries, but the will definitely bring in breezy north winds and falling temperatures. it will be bitterly cold this weekend. i'll have that forecast and meteorologist eileen loan. "now our storm track 7
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: breezy today with a few snow showers and flurries, but the main thing you will notice this weekend will be the bitterly ccd temperatures returning. stormtrack7 live weather network isn't showing much in the way of snowflakes right now.. and there won't be too many anyway. temps this morning are on the way down... they will be steady or falling all day... teens are pushing into the northwestern part of the state.. with chills there in the single digits. it is going to become breezy, tooo the winds a ae already
northwest and they are already 20 mph or higher to the west. our winds will be mainly 10-20 mph, but wewill have some higheq gusts. clouds wwth a few snow showers will continue to track into the area as one low tracks away from us and another tracks closer... but the main thihg will be the cold. temps will be in the single digits and teens in the eastern dakotas oday but that pushes all the way ththough iowa forromorrow... with north dakota staying below zero all day tomorrow. we will have steady or falling temps all day with a stray sbow shower or flurry tracking through. northwest
10-20 mph and gusting higher. it will stay breezy tonight with lows around zero. wind chills could be -15 to -20 by saturday morning. we don't warm much on saturday... highs will only be 4 to 10. it will be bitterly cold with dangerous wind chills on sunday morning with chills approaching -35. we don't really sta to warm up until tuesday when we get back into the teens foohighs... still 10 degrees below average. a few snow showers will track through about every other day, but accumulations look very light. saturday... highs will only be 4 to 10. it will be bitterly cold with dangerous wind chills on sunday morning with chills roaching -35. we don't really start to warm up
hope they y idn't lose ththr ticket... for now, at least two winners of wednesday's record powerball jackpot remain a secret. but they weren't the only winners. wait until you hear what happened to a 19-year-old. plus -- iowa already knocked off michiggn state when they were number one. can they do it again... this you're watching kwwl. we've got you covere in robins, balltown, spillville and all of eastern iowa
winning powerball tickets. they will be live on the today show right after today in iowa. the othir powerball jackpot winners remain a mystery. three winners will split the record one and a half billion dollars jackpot. the big tickets were sold in california, tennesse and in a small town in florida -- so the "i livv here. i was shopping melbourne beach where the winning lottery ticket was sold, but it wasn't us." wednesday's record drawing was a big night for many other people across the country. 73 tickets were one million dollar winners -- and in florida, a won two million. right now, the iowa hawkeyes don't need a lot of luck. they are absolutely steamrolling opponents. that includes number michigan state.
spartans at carver when michigan state was number one. last night, a rematch in a place that has been a house of horrors for iowa. they hadn't won in east lansing in more than 20 years. but iowa was hot from the start. peter jok was red hot. he had 23 on the night. jarrod uthoff with 15. iowa led by 22 at the half and would go on to win 76-59. the hawks are now 4 and oh in the big ten and come home to play michigan next -- on sunday afternoon. that was an incredible team performance by iowa. the best individual performance in the game last night -- happened in the n- b-a. jimmy butler scored a career high 53 points for the bulls -- as they barely beat the worst team in the league -- the 76ers. the 53 points are the most by a bulls player in a game since 1996. you might have heard of the guy who did i i then... michaelel jordan. it's been a week to forget for minnesota vikings fans -- but especially fororhe team's
blair walsh missed the potential game- winning field goal in their playoff game against seattle sunday. this week, some students are trying to lift his spirits. first graders sent him letters with words of encouragment. "thank you from the bottom of for me, somebody you've never met, somebody you don't know, that's huge--and it can help in certain times like these." walsh took some time to sign autographs during his visit -- something the kids will never forget. students i i another sttte have a different mission. they're helping a woman celebrate her birthday. she turned 108 this week. fifth graders in california showcasededwhat she has en during her eleven decades. "ohhh, that's wonderful. to see them ... it called to me. it brings back when i used to teach schooland saw all 4hese and did this with th children. cause they're great." she e aught school into her 90s. at the end of the presentation.. the ds surprised her with a
increases benefits and cost of living adjustments and raises minimum payments for low-income seniors. it will ensure that all seniors can retire with dignity and respect. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. american museum of natural history. it's so big -- it tops the museum's model of a blue whale by about 30 feet. the mysterious dinosaur was discovered in a desert reggn of argentina two years ago. scientists say it's part of the roamed the earth 100 million years
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