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multiple candidates- including this man- will be in state this weend making their final pitches. then...are you ready for frigid temps ? i'm not but hopefully your house is...tips on how you can winter-ize your home on the way. good morning and welcome to happy saturday as we take a live look outside with our waterloo skycam thanks so much for joining us this morning. i'm lauren moss. we are in for a very cold weekend- dangerously cold in facac. lets go to storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan for a look at our forecast. once again, our highs will be zero. northwest winds are 10- 15 but more cloods are trackkng in again for the afternoon and they will have some light snow with i'll have that forecast for you in a few minutes. midnighgh. we will keep temps in the single digits to low teens today.. and wind chills are running to the mid teens below zero. northwest winds are 10- 15 but more clouds are tracking in again for the afternoon anan they will have ssme light snow with
it becomes bitterly cold with dangerous wind chills tonight. i'll have that forecast for you a few minutes. police arrest a woman accused of ssoting another oman in eastern iowa... it happened in the 38-hundred block of 20th avenue south-west in cedar rapids on thursday morning... 30-year-old jill sodahl is charged with attempted murder. after the shooting, police found a handgun in a pond at jones park, whhch they believe was used in the shooting. life-threatening. cedar rapids police also a home invasion and stabbing. it happened early wednesday
south-west in cedar rapids. a 20-year-old suffered a non- life-threatening stab wound. 20-year-old austin holtan and 21- year-old michael jurenic have since been arrested and charged with robbery and burglary. 19-year-old nickola glisic was also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. continuing coverage -- as police now say a shooting involving a local toddler was an accident... dubuque police say two-year-old jeremiah horsley may have accidentally shot himself. at last check -- he is in stable condition. the investigation is still ongoing and the dubuque county attorney will ultimately make a decision regarding whether a criminana charge is filed. a plane taking off from an airport in iowa makes an emergency landing. the american airlines flight took off friday from the des moines airporr -- on its way to the d-c area. however it was forced to land in ohio -- due to a problem with the plane's hydraulics system.
members or 69 passengerron boaad were injured in the emergency landing. with frigid temps. moving back into our area as eileen outlined for us -- many people across eastern iowa are preparing in any way ththy can... that includes what's called 'weatherizing' their houses... kwwl's brad hanson cuaght up with an organization that provides the service -- he has more for us... it's's busy time ofofyear for green iowa americorps in dubuque. they conduct energy audits and weatherizations for many homes in the area, especially when the temps start to plummet. ( "30 percent of a homes energy use is through heating, so if putting into trying to keep money could be coming oo of your pocket. weatherizations can save you up to 350 dollars a
25 years down the road. veterans..and for many who weatherizing your house isn't something you necessarily need to outsource. "there are plenty of options for you to do it yourself, especially at your local hardware store." among the most common, window kits that sell from four to 20 plus dollars. but the colder the temperatures go, the hotter ems like thhse become. "they're defintely popular this time of year once that temperature starts to drop, and year." there may be a green iowaasite near you. in addition to dubuque county, they have offices in black hawk, linnn and winneshiek counties... for more information, visit our
it's a project ten years in the mamaing...and ittay be moving forward soon... the person developing the cedar valley tech- works facilities is expected to have possession of the location soon. the campus will be highlighted by a new hotel, restaurant nd conference center. in the future -- there are also plans for a marina to be built next to the river... we're now 16 days untililhe iowa caucus... and -- as you can imagine -- that means candidates are flooding our state looking to make their final pitches before votes e cast... threeeerepublican candidates are in iowa today... as senators marco rubio, ben carson and chris christie all have eventplanned on the western half of our ate... rubio wiil be making ststps in decorah, waverly and coralville tomorrow.. no democrats are in iowa this weekend -- but they will share a stage in south caalina tomorrow... former maryland governor martin o'malley will join hillary clinton and
stage despite his lagging poll numbers. clinton nd sanders both called on the papaty to includd o'malley... the debate airs at eight on nbc news and on live on youtube tomorrow... a little more than a year after the death of their son..an eastern iowa couple is filing a lawsuit. they say their son died shortly after getting his tonsils out- a routine surgery. now -- the family believes the hospittl is at fault... kwwl's jessica hartman has the details of the legal action for us this just the begining of a series of - what caleb's parents call- medical mistakes parents in april. jenelle shamrell "nobody signs paper work and taaes their child to the hospital for a now filed a lawsuit against wheaton franciscan healthcare - iowa and the doctors who cared for caleb here at covenat medical center and sartori memorial hospital in cedar falls." after bringing caleb home from his sergery at covenant in december of 2014 - "he staaed throwing up ood and that's when we know that he had been bleeding for a very long time."
the shamrells rushed him to sartori - the hospital closest to their home. he was later ansfered back o covenant forr i-c-u in iiwa city. wever, the univerisytytof iowa's children's hospital is not included in the lawsuit. in the 10 page document--the suit claims - caleb to emergency surgery in a timely manor and administered too large amount of anesthesia and electroshocks. which they say led to "serious and potentially fata brain damage." now -- the case could take up to a
goes to trial... we did get a statement from from wheaton franciscan healthcare. it sayy..."providing safe care to our patients is our top priority. we take the privilege to provide that care very seriousl" a more positive medical story this morniig -- as one woman is living an active... normal life after having a stroke last year... 29-year-old mailis warland underwent a unique new procedure at the university of iowa hospitals and clinics. the technique is similar to brain... (santiago ortega/uihc dept. of neurology) "by opening the vessel, wprovide immediate oxygen flow imto the brain, and we maximize the chances to recover wwl from large vessel strokes." that doctor says the key to the procedure is acting fast... it needs to be performed within six hours of the stroke. warland says the doctors at
are her heroes for saving her life. it's coming up on today in iowa... find out why a new building..could help improve an eastern iowa city's high schools. plus..chuck grassley- senattr or investigator? how about both.. details on the way. you're wawaching k-w-w-l
news. we've got you covered. wind chills are in the negative
tonight and tomorrow morning for waterloo and waverly. the difference between the advisory and warning is that warnings have chills below -30. current weather network cameras are showing mainly clr skies although some clouds are holding of the area this morning and will likely stay there with northwest winds mainly 10-15 mph today through tomorrow morning. a few snow the extreme cold air tracking in from the arctic.. highs will
be in the -10 range in fargo today with those temps racking southward tomorrow. we have seen our highs today and will keep chills around -15 or below today with a few snow showers. snow showers continue tonight, but we will have dangerous wind chills down tt -40 in many areas into tomorrow morning and will still be below -30 much of the day as highs may not get zero high was back in 2014 and we could see it again tomorrow. week. a chhnce of snow returns for late tuesday into early wednesday. arctic air will track into the region today and stick around through monday with dangerous wind chills... a wind chill advisory is posted for tonight and tomorrow morning for our northern counties with a wind chill warning for the
waterloo and waverly. the difference between the advisory and warning that warnings have ccills below -33. current chills are around -15 in some areas and will only get worse tonight. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras are showing mainly clear skies although some clouds are holding in the east. temps have dropped into the single digits over most of the area this morning and will likely stay there with northwest winds mainly 10015 mph today through tomorrow morning. a few snow showers will track from the ctic.. highs will be in the
-10 range in fargo ttay with those temps tracking southward tomorrow. we have seen our highs today and will keep chills around -15 or below today with a few snowwshowers. snow showers continue tonight, but we will have dangerous wind chills down to -40 in many areas into tomorrow morning and will still be below -30 much of the day as highs may not get out of the negegive numbers...
zero high was back in 2014 and we could see it again tomorrow. another
dangerous chills night sunday night into monday before a very slow warm up for next week. a chance of snow returns for late tuesday into early wednesday. few snow showers will track through, but amounts will be light. the main thing willlbe the extreme cold air tracking in from the arctic.. highs will be in the -10 range in fargo today with those temps tracking southward tomorrow. we haveeseen our highs today and will keep chills around -15 or below today with a few snow showers. snow showers continue tonight, but we will have dangerous wind chills down to -40 in many areas into tommrow morning aad last time we had a below zero week. a chance of snow returns sad news today... as the actor-- known for
grizzly adams.. has died. dan haggerty lost his long battle with cancer on friday... was best known for his role on the n-b-c show-- "the life and times of grizzll adams." haggerty was 74- years old... it's coming up on today in iow.. pluging oil prices is causing some problems for the stock markkt. plus... construction to improve education here in eastern iowa... that report is up next... you're watching kwwl -- we've
marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
high school buildings... a committe of community members and educators have been researching the project for years -- even visiting des moines central campus last month to see whether a similar model would work in the cedar valley. kwwl's macleod hageman has been following the story -- and has more on how the income surtax woulday for the project this morning... at nearly 35-million dollars -- the waterloo school district hopes
to pay for a new career center with a four percent income sound hefty - -- but four percent of your annual state taxeeturns out to be less than what most people pay for a few snacks --
store waterjoo schools chief financial officer -- michael coughlin... "iispreads it owners, it goes to everyone who pays in to
state income tax." buying spiral notebooks and a would cost the average waterloo worker less than 55 bucks a year -- and benefit veryone in the all taxpayerssmoney. it saves our economy, and it gives us a better workforce too." buzza says it creates a process. "knowing that you're doing whenever i go in to the grocery store or the gas station, i know that what i'm doing is going to change their future and the future of his community. so, for me, it's just a great 12-million of the total 47-million dollars is ear- marked to improve east and west high schools... voters will decide whether to
coming up on februay second... you can hear much more on this topic- on this sunday's steele report. ron will have several guests here..to talk about this. that's tomorrow after meet the press nd as always, on kwwl.com on the way today though- senator chuch grassley does it all.. he's even helping to solve d-c area crimes...details onthe way. you're watching kwwl. we'' got you covered in marion, decorah, nashua and all of
there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the b b banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education.
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. lowest point in more than a decade... crude oil falls to just over 29 dollars a barrell.... the lowest price since november in 2003. now, this may be good news for drivers
-- but it'snot such great newfor markets.& bell sound
at closing bell this week -- the dow was down3 hundred 91 points... leaving it down an incredbile 14 hundred poinns in just the first two weeks of the year... of course oil prices driving down the market - but also big concerns over china's economic standingg are fueling the market's decline. the nasdaq and s&p 5 hundred, are down as
well. elsewhere- walmart announcing it closing nearly 300 of its stores -- 1 hundred 54 are united states locations... none, however, are slated close in iowa... the company says they're closing most t f their "walmart express" locations which debuted in 2011 - they now plan to focus on super centers, neighborhood markets and online commerce. thousands of united states employees are impacted by the closings. iowa's senior senator chuck grassley i working hard in wgshington. he's also helping investigate d-ccrea crimes -- breaking at
affiliate in washington, d. has the story... you won't see him in the videoeo but jeff stewart saysse was there. the day john geer was shot and killed by a police officer "i was close friends with john for over 25 years." stewart said he grew frustrated as the investigation into the shooting continuee. for months.. and months....
without resolution [[sot - stewart 2.26 "i wrote a lot of nasty letters to a lot of people that didn't get a lot of response." " o fairfax county leaders... to members of congress.... ... asking them to urge local officials to announce who if anyone would be charged in geer's death. [[sot - stewart 3:19 "the only person thht got backk sesetor charles grassley represents iowa. and had
questions and eventually the ordered fairfax county to family... and in his order... cited grassley's inquiry as a factor. [[sot - grassley 4.59 "the government ought to be pretty transparent and when the be more responsible." this isn't the first local case into inve3tigate two local crimes in which undocumnted immigrants are accused. henry dominguez-vasquez and juan aguirre-zelaya are charged as accessories in the murder of a loudoun county high school student in 2015. both -- grassley said -- are undocumemeted immigrantnt from el salvador. hees asked the feds investigate why they hadn't been deported. and face trial in a few weeks. investigation was going. and they told news-4, they'e found the young men skipped immigration hearings on their legal status in august. a month later.. just after the murder... the feds say they ordered the two be depoted.. once the trial ends. and - the case of jose reyes-s-
punching the deputy during a traffic stop. grassley says reyes- reyes..also an undocumented immigrant.. was recently released by us border when he was a danger to society, why isn't he deported, should he have been deported?" homeland security officials would not answer specific questions on their handling of reyes-reyes case, saying instead they're commimited to "smart, effective immigration enforcement" grassley is just one year into his chairmanship of the powerful senate judicairy committee, w(ich oversees law locally.. when he sees a need. [[sot - grassley 12:33 "because you only neeee 1 vote to do oversight, your own vote. if you want to pass a bill you gotta hav 51 votes! all of the cases being reviewed by senator grassley are scheduled to go to trial in the next six months. coming up in the next half hour
demococatics will take to the debate stage again this weekend -- with the race tightening up... plus- a young boy born without his right arm - gets quite the surprise from a famos movie character. lets just say the force iss definitely wiwih him. that's on the way -- stay tuned to today in iowa... (phone ringing) (phone ringing) you can't deal with something by ignoring it . but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard ananpay into it, so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise) hey candidates!
plus...democrats are ready to take the stage. in their final debate- before iowa caucus day. then...a judge rules that the boston marathon bomber, must pay his victims more than 1 hunred million dollars..as he awaits the death penalty. details on the way. welcome back to today in ioowa. thanks so much ff joining us this morning. i'm lauren moss...stay warm out there. stay bundle up..those are the key words of this weekend. we have some dangerously cold weather tracking through..eileen loan joins us now for a look at our forecast. once again, our highs will be the single digits to low teens mph and will stay tha way through tonight. weehave quite a bit of sunshine out there now, but more clouds are
tracking in again for the afternoon and they will have some light snw with them. it will be cold today, but it becomes bbterly cold wiwih dangerous wind chills tonight. i'll have that forecast for you in
midnight. we will keep temps in the single digits to low teens today.. and wind chills are running to the mid teens below zero. northwest winds are 10- 15 mph and will stay that way through tonight. we have quite will havav
some light ssow with them. it will be cold today, but it becomes bitterly cold with dangerous wind chills tonight. i'll have that forecast for you in a few mimiutes. new this morning... combined security forces killing at leassfour extremiss- after an attack at a luxury hotel in the capital of burkina faso... forces freed 1 hundred 26 people from the hotel -- which had been attackeddby al-qaeda- mmlitants last night... at least 23 people were killed in the attack... the security forces took control of the hotel and searched nearby hotels. they also attacked a restaurant, killing at least 11 people there... the surviving boston marathon bomber, must pay his victims
a federal judge rejected bostonn marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev's bid for a new trial and ordered him to pay up. the order is largely symbolic because the man is in federal prison anan has no money or income... the judge also rejected the defense's argument that he could not get a fair trial in boston... he said there is "no evidence" a fair trial could be conducted anywhere because of the extensive coverage that the bombings received... tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death last year in the 20- 13 attck that killed three people and injured over 2 hundred 60 others... the search continues today for debris.. after two marines helicopters went missing yesterday... witnesses say they may have seen the two helicopters collide -- but weren't sure what was happening when they heard a loud boom and saw a fireball crash into the oceaa.. search efforts are once again underway today for the 12 crew
"it was just a big fireball it hit theeater it just like blacked o ot and then you hear will continue around the clock... countdown to caucus day, here in iowa -- as the big day is now just 16 days away.y.. and while the republicans completed their debate in south carolina two nights ago -- it's now time for the democrats. the three candidatt will square off there for the final time before the big day. kristen welker has a preview of what to look for in tomorrow's debate... its the showdown in south carolina - hillary clinton and bernie sanders set to take heated rhetooc ononthe trail a ppview..of things to come. senator sanders has been a for the war in iraq! it will be the last time the candidates face-oof before thee critical iowa caucuses, with the race now in an unexpected
show.clinton brushed aside her evaporating lead. "this is not a job they give clinton came in third behind political upstart barack obama.. the latest des moines register bloomberg poll shows her leas has na@rowed to 2 points...42 to 40 percent. today on morning joe - she argued, she's a different candidate now. "look im different. you know, i have served as secretary of sate" bernie ssnders. like obama -- has energized young and independent voters - and now he's flexing his muscles..... with preparations underway here i charleston......the candidates expected to draw sharp battle lines over guns, wall street andndhealthcare."
to gain traction by slamming sanders' proposal for a medicare for all, government run healthcare plan: "basically he wants to start all over again with a whole new plan and another big national divisive debate, which i just proposing getting rid of comprehensive healthcare a clinton is calling on reinorcements here in iowa... as her daughter chelsea will once again hit the campaign trail for clinton's campaign... here she is.. maing a retail stop in new hampshire earlier this week... she'll be in iowa city, des moines and davenport today with her father, president bill clinton... forer secretary o state madeleine albright will also camamaign for cliliton in the state today... she'll make stops in cedar rapids and decorah... beyond fellow pitical figures@ -- clinton has called on several pop culture figures to support her
katy perry, and now demi lovato in iowa city on thursday... elsewhere -- the governor of michigan is asking president obama for aaemergency and major disster declaration over the on-going water problems in flint. the tap water supply became contamiantd with lead after the city switched to manage it's own wawar supply in 2014... closures are coming to different farms in france -- to help stop tht spread of the avain flu... ficials say thh disease is primarilyy hitting large duck and geese populations. as we know, iowa's turkey and chicken populations were hit hard by the bird flu last year. another scary health situation out of france -- as one person is brain dead -- and several others are in the hospital -- after a drug test goes wrong. it happened at clinic in france -- scientists were testing a new drug on patients by a private lab and something went wrong... the french minister of health visited the testing center yesterday
have happened. a young student born without his right arm ..gets a special gift from one of the mossmemorable movie characters ever... matthew smith has the heartwarming story... "i was shocked." it's not often that the entire second grade class gets burton explains...today's a special day. "let's have our guests come out..." by the look on alvin flores' face, it's safe to say he was shocked to see these guys. "bring forth the one." "i was like what's in the box?" "dang...what do you think?" in the box...his new arm. alvin's lived his whole life without one. "awesome." as alvin puts it on for the first time, his friends could hardly wait to see it. entually, theyyd all get up and meet darth vader. but only alvin would get to lead them on a special tour the rest of the school empties into the hallways. "nathan!" students are lining the
at alvin, his arm, and his new friends. "i for his mom, the sight of her son being cheered on by his name...it's all priceless. "he knows that love him the tell you what you can and cannot school. "congratulations, man." but he tells me there's more to come. "you want to go give any of them fist bumps before they leave?" his first fist bump with that right hand. one day, he's hoping to write with it too. for now, he's just got to plan for tte next few school days. "i'm going to wear it tomorrow." our feel good story for you this morning! students from the university of central florida used 3-d printingg technology to build the arm for alvin. it's the 12th one they've built in the last year -- but a
arctic air will track into the region today and stick around and tomorrow morning for our waverly. the difference between some areas and will only get worse tonighgh. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras are showing mainly clear skies although some clouds are holding will likely stay there with northwest winds mainly 10-15 mph today through tomorrow mmrning. a few the extreme cold air tracking in from the arctic.. highs will be in the -10 range in fargo today with those temps tracking southward tomorrow. we have seen our highs today and will keep chills around -15 or below but we will have dangerous wind chills down to -40 in many areas of the day as highs may not get out of the negative numbers... the last time we had a below
a very slow warm up for n nxt week. a chance of snow region today and stick around through monday with dangerous wind chills... a wind chill advisory is posted for tonight and tomorrow morning for our northern counties with a wind chill warning for thth western counties, including waterloo and waverly. the difference between the advisory and warning is that warnings have chills below -30. current chills are around -15 in some areas and will only get worse tonight. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras are showinggainly clear skies although some clouds are holding in the east. temps have dropped into the single digits over most of the area this morning and will likely stay there wwh northwest winds mainly 10-15 mph today through tomorrow morning. a few snow showers will track through, but amounts will be light. the main thing will be the extreme cold air tracking in from the arctic.. highs will be in the -10 range in fargo today with those temps tracking southward tomorrow. we have seen our highs today and will keep chills around -15 or below today withha few snow sswers. snow showers continue tonight, but we will have dangerous
areas into tomorr morning and will still be below -30 much of the day as highs may not get we could see it again tomorrow. another dangerous chills night sunday night into monday before a very slow warm up for next week. a chance of snow returns for late tuesday into early wednesday. although some clouds are holding in the east. temps have dropped into the single digits oveve most of the area this morning and will likely stay tomorrow morning. a few snow showers will track through, but amounts will be light. the main thing will be the extreme cold air tracking in om the arcticc. highs will be in the -10 range in fargo today with those temps tracking today with
a few snow showers. snow showers continue tonight, but we will have dangerous wind chills down to -40 in many areas into tomorrow morning and will still be below -30 much of the day as highs may not get zero high was back in 2014 and a very slow warm up for
returns for late tuesday into early wednesday. next week. a chance of snow returns for llte tuesday intt early wednesday.
pope francis offers offers free circus tickets to poor, homeless, refugees. the circus in rome was filled with the pope''guests... doctors and nurses were also on site, offering free check-ups during the show. though he organized it, pope francis didn't attend the show... and.... it could've been because he was here.. making a surprise visit to a nursing home in rome yesterday... the pope's arrival in the late afternoon was followed by a visit with about 30 elderly guests of
also described as a hostel for the homeless... pope francis is coming back to north america soon -- as he'll coming up on today in iowa... the countdown is underway for the green bay packers' second playoff game tonight... what to know before kickoff... plus -- a u-n-i panther is leaving school early to enter the n-f-l draft -- we'll have sports up next... you're watching k- w-w-l --
there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from bibibanks 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. thenene can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you u tter believe it.
as a panther standout will seek to become a member of the n-f-l... in a bit of a surprise move -- uni linebacker brett mcmakin will fore- go his final year and ho for the draft. that makess him the first panther in school history to declare early... he earned second team all-american honors this season after picking up 123 tackles and 2 interceptions... this comes just ahead of the
comes on monday... u-n-i football also released their schedule for the upcoming 20-16 season this week -- you can check the dates on our website at kwwl dot com... on the mat, the second-ranked iowa hawkeyes continue to roll... e iowa wrestlers took 9 out of 10 matches to beat wisconsin badgers on the road last night... with the win in madison -- iowa improves to 11-and- oh on the year and are undefeateddn five big ten matcces this season... the hawks return home to face purdue on friday... a big weekend of playoff this afternoon... and many fans call this the best weekend of the year -- because there are four games featuring the eight best teams in the league... green bay enters the weekend hoping history doesn't repeat itself. the packers were blown out 38 to 8 at arizona just a few weeks ago... now they head to the desert again for an n-f-c playoff match up... the team says it hopes to learn from
we'll have the game for you tonight -- right here on kwwl -- kick off is just after 7 p-m... but first- the red-hot kansas city chiefs look to knock off the defending champion new england patriots this afternoon... they'll kick off at 3:30 with a spot in thth a-f-c championship game on the line... one of the most powerful athletes- in all of sports is taking his talents to the t-v screen... lebron james all set to co--roduce and stararin a new reality t-v series called "cleveland hustle." the show will give four entrepreneurs the chance to build their own local businesses while revitalizing a neighborhood in it's expected to begin this on c-n-b-c. elsewhere -- one very good hound is being hailed as a hero -- after she prompted the reecue of a turtle... this two-year-old pup was out for a walk with her owner along the beach in massachusetts...wh en she noticed omething odd....
her tracks, stuck up her tail... the owner says that's when she saw this turtle washed up on the shore.... struggling to move... she called a marine biologist who came to the rescue and brought the turtle to the new england aquarium... aquarium officials say the pup spotted the turtle just in the nick of time... "she sort of just put her tail up, just waited for us to catch up with her." "this newfoundland happening to see this sea turtle really made a difference becauseit was a really, very, very cocod morning." the aquarium says the turtle is slowly but surely recovering...all thanks to the pup. reeka is another good dog -- as she helps kids who have been victims of a crime... mamay of these kids have to testify about the crimes -- making a terrifying ordeal even more harrowing... but -- that's when reeka comes in... steve harris has more... she's a playful dog, with a business card. that's right,
job. "reka, let's go." she puts on her uniform and goes to work here... the child centern
wentzville. this is wherrchildren who have been horrific things that people people about it in order for their offender to be held accountable." that's where reka comes in. she sits with the children during the whole interview process. "kids come into a place and are about to describe the horrible things that have happened to them and they usually get distracted by reka and they're excited about as to how something as simple as reka being there could make things easier nicoo waters knows first hand. "i had a sexual assault, i was chloroformed several times." her 8 year old daughter was home at the time. "and she was a aually
them through it. "she's gonna have to go in to a court room and face her attacker the man who did thisisto her... well she was able to pet the dog and take her mind off of would make my job just by reka goes home...as a part of amy's family. her daughter addison sums it up like this... "she's friendly." you go, reeka! coming up on today in iowa... lego-mania!!! 120 teams are getting together for a state-wide competition. we will take a look..when we come
fewweams from easttn iowa -- and has our story this morning... check out this people- thrower.... and this truck pusher..... these robots were all made by denver students.... "we have these little motors 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 commununty... and show judges how they would solve so kids can recycle their plastic bottles in here." after some hurdles.... "for many differeet reasons wee had to rebuild this robot like 8 times. " robot crashes nat..... a weekend dedicated to
"i really like engineering and learn how to program and do all these things to help the didn't know each other...but now towards the end weve really become close like brothers...." "stop. get to work." thanks, amanda... now -- the teams will also be judged on their communication skills and their ability to work together... whichever team wins the state competition will go on to the worlds competition... we'll be right back with a final look at weather. there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do.
this weekend... for four nights -- the festival brings 3-d projections, interactive installations and extraordinary light works to some famous areas of the city... bitterly cold with wind chills to -40 tonight and through monday morning. highs may not even get above zero tomorrow. we have a very slow warm up for the week. a few snow showers track through today and tonight with another
chance of snow late thanks for joining us this morning. we hope to see you back here tomorrow morning. our next newwcast is tonight at 6. until then, enjoy your day. the sun is coming out so let'ss go find a new adventure y can come along with me and be there always by my side hello! it's a brand new day (hey!) buenos dias mundo!