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this cell phone video shows the fire at back home country cookin' in strawberry point. it happened midnight saturdday the fire burned for more than two hours-- three departments had to work to put out the fire. the building is a total loss. kwwls olivia mancino recently back from strawberry point -- she joins us now live i sat down with brenda landis to talk about her restaurant, and the response she's gotten from the community needless to say it wasn't easy for her to talk about what happened, but with the sad tears came happy ones too car nat home to a little more than one thousand people, and brenda landis and me. "when i first pulled up, they since she lost her restaurant 'back home country cookin' to a fire. it took firefighters hours to contain the blaze and the smoke that took over the entire block. "you just sit back and watch them work, thats all you can do" all in the name. brenda "the reason we came back was the history our family had in this town, and the generations of other families that were apart of us"
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strawberry point iowa, after spending almost thirty years in florida, working for a big chain restaurant. she just recently celebrated her seventh year as a restaurant owner.. back home country cookin was a staple in the community, and so is she. marlene "brenda called me about 10 til 2 so i sat with her and we watched while the building burned" marlene gould and amanda shilhanek are some of they set up a gofundmepage right after the fire. amanda "back home is such an intricate part of our lives, and you dont realize it til its gone" landis says the support has been overwhelming-- "not realizing how much we meant, to the community" from people all over the country, and right here at home. amanda "it will be rebuilt, this town will not let it die"
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gofundme page set up for brenda landis, we have a link on our website kwwl dot com weve got you covered live in the newsroom olivia mancino ...kwwl news. firefighters still haven't determined the cause of the fire an officer is serisouly injured after he was punched on sunday afternoon. it happened at soapy waters laundramat on the sw side of cedar rapids. thirty-three- year-old nathan brocks was arrested for the assualt and faces multiple charges. kwwl's kristin rogers has been sifting digging into this story, she joins us live from the cedar rapids newsroom, kristin? that's right i looked in to nathan brocks record. he has an extensive criminal history including multiple assault charges in the past. it all started on sunday afternoon
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a domestic disturbance call at the soapy waters laundramat. we're told the officer was speaking with brocks when he punched him. that knocked him unconcious, causing him to fall and hit his the police scanner during the incident. "i'm out at soapy waters." (man screams) "215 can you start to soapy waters?" "code 2 ambulance for an officer." other officers had to tase brocks before taking him into custody, because he continued to put up a fight. we reached out to the cedar rapids police department, but we still do not know the name of the we've got you covered live, kristin rogers ...kwwl news. although nathan brocks has multiple charges against him for the incident, we're told additional charges are likely. the iowa caucuses are now just two weeks away- and repubican candidtates are flooding the state- making their final
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big day. and for some candidates, like marco rubio, who's polling in third here in's necessary. kwwl's lauren moss attending rubio's town hall today in waverly- she joins us now live with more... waverly was just one of three stops in eastern iowa for rubio today. his schedule is jam-packed because as you mentioned...he's doing anything he can to convince all iowans, he's the one for the job. the waverly country club was packed with people of all ages- eager to hear rubio's plans. he spoke on a variety of topics including- isis, gun rights, and religious freedom. now, as you may know, rubio's faith is very important to him. it's something he has talked about throughout his entire campaign..but today, a local atheist asked him how he would uphold his rights...and here's how rubio responded... "i know you are in the small minority here of people that share that view that you have..but you have a right to it me. here's why.. you know what my faith teaches me? my faith teaches me i have an obligation
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rubio went on to say he respected the man's willingness to get up in front up a group of people and ask that question..and being in that room myself, . i can say it was definitely something that caught the room off guard but his response was followed by applause from the majority of people in the room. now i spoke to the man who asked that question..he told me he has been going to numerous town halls throughout iowa- and he said he was "content" with rubio's response. i will have much more on rubio and why he says he's the candidate..iowans should vote for, on caucus the story im working on for 6. for now, amanda..i am going to send it back to you. thanks lauren, the latest des moines register poll has rubio in third, at 12 percent in iowa.. behind trump and cruz. also campaigning in the kwwl viewing area today - former senator rick santorum... here he is at a town hall
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at vgm in waterloo... he also stopped at a town hall meeting in waverly this afternoon. santorum won the iowa caucuses in 2012, however, this year his steam. leaders across the pond are debating a full-on ban of presidential candidate donald trump... today in london lawmakers debate a country-wide ban on donald trump citing the hateful rhetoric he uses as well as his proposed ban on muslims entering the united states. under british law, any petition supported by at least 100 thousand people is up for parlimentary debate; a debate however, doesn't guarrantee a vote. coming up... iran will be able to start selling oil again, after sanctions lift. what does that mean for the economy? and... an unmanned rocket makes a succesful trip to space -- but the landing does not go as
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that's coming up in just a few minutes. here's a live look at the storm track 7 live doppler radar. chief meteorologist mark schnackenberg has your full forecast next. and when you see news - or if you have pictures or video to share... you can do that by going to our page on facebook. you can also "like" our page to stay up to date on breaking news and weather information. "you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered. with ron steele, amanda goodman and chief meteorologist mark schnackenberg. this is the
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--------- --------- --------- --------- "now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl stormtrack here is additional forecast more very cold night with temperatures falling below zero. tuesday morning and it remains cloudy for the rest of the day with a few afternoon flurries. we are tracking light snow for tuesday night. minor accumulations are possible. areas south of cedar rapids could see 0.5" to 2" while areas north of cedar rapids a trace to
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at night and wednesday so blowing snow will not be an issue. wednesday and thursday remains cloudy with highs in the 20s. one more very cold night with temperatures falling below zero. some locations in northern iowa will drop to about 10-13 below zero. clouds increase early tuesday morning and it remains cloudy for the rest of the day with a few afternoon flurries. we are tracking light snow for tuesday night. minor accumulations are possible.
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could see 0.5" to 2" while areas north of cedar rapids a trace to 0.5". the wind remains light at night and wednesday so blowing snow will not be an issue. wednesday and thursday
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highs in the 20s. the cold is causing a lot of cancellations and delays... if you're in charge of closing your organization, business or church group on the kwwl closing list -- you need an i-d code and password to enter the cancellation -- we will not enter the closing for you, you need to do it yourself. do it early because the full process takes one to three days to get your code -- don't wait until the last minute! go to our website, kwwl dot com for
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coming up... five americans detained in iran are released in prisoner swap. one makes an odd choice after his release a slow fall to disaster. an unmanned rocket explodes after slowly toppling over during landing. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in postville, harpers ferry, dorchester and all of eastern iowa --------- ---------
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the butterburger is made of just three cuts of fresh midwest beef. nothing more, nothing less. so we got the sirloin, the chuck and the plate. no fillers; that's it. all prized cuts, all well-marbled for richness and flavor. this is where those three wonderful cuts of beef come together. you can just tell that blend is working in there. and we sear them, and that seals in the juices of the burger. it doesn't get any better than that. and that's the culver's butterburger.
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honoring martin luther king junior. i have a dream. the federal holiday happens on the third monday of january -- landing near king's birthday on january 15. he would've been 87 years old today. coming up tonight at the kwwl news at six - a look at an mlk day event happening in eastern iowa. three americans freed in a prisoner exchange are getting checked out in a u-s military hospital... over the weekend five americans were released from an iranian prison in exchange for seven iranians. three of the americans are in germany where they're getting examined. one detainee was on his way back home as of sunday evening... and a fifth prisoner was released but is choosing to stay in
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coming with that prisoner exchange is a lift of economic sanctions on iran - meaning the country can start exporting oil... iran is expected to quickly boost oil exportssby 500 thousand barrels per day as soon as possible -- that could hit one million barrels a day within a year... investors are bracing themselves -- as crude oil prices dive below 29 dollars a barrel. a teenager is in custody after allegedly robbing a store at gun point... waterloo police say plato's closed was held up on sunday evening - a worker says a masked person with a pistol took money from the store. several employees and customers were inside at the time -- they're all fine. police say a 15- year-old was arrested in connection to the crime this morning. the 62 richest people in the world have as much wealth as the half
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this study from oxfam international drew infromation from forbes annual list of billionaires... what's more shocking is a similar study in 2010 found it took 388 super rich people to account for that portion of global wealth. oxfam also notes the top one percent own more than everyone in the world combines. still to come on the k-w-w-l news at five... a successful rocket flight ends in a fiery explosion... and... a few big stars say they're boycotting the oscars... find out who won't show - and why they say they're not going? --------- ---------
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(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 and pay into it, so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise) hey candidates!
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because of a lack of diversity... director spike lee posted this message to instagram today saying he won't go. also dipping from the ceremony? will smith's wife and actress jada- pinkett smith. she posted this to facebook... this is the second year of acting nominations going only to white actors. a publishing company is pulling the plug on a children's book about george washington's slaves... the book is called a birthday cake for george washington - and is about
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with baking the cake, who is seen smiling and taking pride in the job... critics say it wrongly portrays slavery -- scholastic says it will accept all returns of the book. a shakey landing ends in a rocket explosion on a platform in the pacific ocean. take a look at this space-x rocket... the unmanned rocket succesfully carried a satellite into orbite, but started to topple over during its landing. and it slowly fell -- and then exploded in spectacular fashion. musk says ice build up from heavy fog at liftoff may be to blame. it's been part of their mission for years - but now astronauts can say mission accomplished. scott kelley tweeting this picture today - showing the first ever flower grown in space. it's a zinnia. plants have grown in space before, but never a flower... kelly says the last few tries ended with
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spoiler alert? netflix says more episodes of an extremely popular mini-series are a possibility. making a murderer follows a steven avery, a man convicted of murder shorly after serving 18 years on a wrongful conviction. a chief content officer from netflix told people magazine the story's still unfolding - so they'll be looking into season two. one of the founding members of the rock band the eagles dies at 67. guitarist glenn frey died today after a weeks long illness.... frey was suffering from complilcations from a number of ailments at the time of his death. after the band broke up, frey struck out on a solo career, scoring a hit with single "the heat is on" we'll be right back. --------- --------- ---------
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marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chchk 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
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we are pleased to announce the meteorologist denice pelster gave birth to beautiful avery delores on saturday evening. denice says everyone is doing well -- here's a picture of avery and her big sister claire. she says avery was named after denice's grandmother -- and now shares the same birthday as denice's dad... storm track seven chief meteorologist mark schnackenberg has
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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 universal 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 anani approve this message. tonight, on the hillary clinton scrambling to shore up support amid growing concern she could lose iowa and new hampshire to bernie sanders after the most intense debate yet on our stage. and the republican race taking a nasty turn with ted cruz hitting donald trump quote,e, nasty guy. and behind the scenes last-minute drama that could have stopped the free
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