tv Early Today in Iowa NBC January 19, 2016 4:30am-4:59am CST
i'm jerry gallagher. let's chececon your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan. good morning. our early temperatures are ranging from around 7 above zero to 8 below zero with wind chills down to -15 in some areas... although the winds are pretty light this morning... and they are turning more to theoutheast for the day as low pressure tracks to way. those may y lso have some snow showers later this afternoon and tonight, although the main teens above zero today with light winds and that light snow tracking in. the main snowfall will be amounts, coming up in a few minutes. later this afternoon and tonight, although the main moisture stays sououh. while we stay cold, we will be into the teens will be tonight and i will let you know what i am thinking on we begin with the countdown to the caucuses.
homestretch. the candidates are flooding the state right now. snowfall amounts, cominggup in a few minutes. we begin with the countdown to the caucuses. you can tell we're nearing the homestretch. the candidates are flooding the state right now. senator marco rubio was all over eastern iowawayesterday -- startinnat seven a-m inin decorah. then a town hall in waverly. he was also in coralville -- where he was asked about immigration -- and whether he supports a path to there will be no amnesty. here's his answer yesterday. under control, i think we - have been here for a long time, have not otherwse violated the law, can pass a ckground check, have paid taxes, are starting, will pay a fine and they'll get a work permit. rubio is in third in a recent poll in
the man -- in second place in the polls behind senator ted cruz -- is inniowa today. donald trump will have a rally in ames. his campaign is promising a major announcement with a special guest. we'll have to see who that is later today. carly fiorina will be in eastern iowa today. the republican presidential candidate will be at wartburg college later this morning. governor chris christie has spent the last several days i icentral and western iowa campaigning. he spends much of his time on the stump -- talking about hillary clinton. "it is clear ow that shehas decided that if there was ever gone. she's exorcised it."" christie has struggled in iowa. recent polls have him tied with fiorinia for seventh place. another republican contender who's aving a hard time tting traction is the man who
former senator rick santorum had a town hall meeting at vgm in waterloo. he also stopped in waverly. he'll be in central iowa today. on the democratic sse, hillary clinton is in a tight battle with bernie sanders. a big crowd turned out for her visit to toledo last night. i promise you this, i will never the future not doing a u-turn to the past." clinton has other campaign stops in iowa this week -- including in vvton and iowa city on thursday. continuing coverage this morning as the presidential candidates weigh in on a major is growing over the lead water crisis in flint. angry protesters in flint, michigan.... ...calling for the arrest of governor rick snydee...
contaminated water flowing into their homes. it started in april 20-14, when the state temporarily switched flint's water source to the notoriously dirry flint river. it was a cost-saving measure... the water, fououd by virginia tech researchers to be highly corrosive, flowed through service lines made of lead, carrying the noxious element into homes. the water source was swithced back in october, but the damage to the pipes was done. ...with the state now using the national guard to hand out clean water. president obama declared a federal emergency saturday... ...but flint city counciman wantwaz davis, says much more is needed and available. "the state of emergency only gives us a $5million cap, which the president has already signed for. if they were to submitted for a disaster declaration, we is sparking widespread outrake....among... celebrities... activists... and presidentntal candidates... "whht i did, which i think is
demanded the resignation of the governor. a man who acts that irrisponsibly should not stay in power." snyder, responded tweeting quote: "finger pointing from political candidates only distract from solving the flint water crisis." this, as state officials face lawssits allegingnghey knew about the contamination risk... and broke federal laws by failing to today, the mayor is headed to washington today to push the white house for more help. michigan's governor also gives his state-of- the-state address tonight. this morning, we're still waiting to learn the name of the cedar rapids officece in the hospital after an assault. also, there's been no update yet on how the officer is doing. the officer was taken to the hospital after being punched on sunday. nathan brocks faces charges. police were called to a domestic disturbance at a laundromat sunday afternoon.. they say the officer was speaking with brocks when he he fell and hit his head on a cemmt parking barrer. "i'm out at soapy waters."
"code 2 ambulance for an officer." other officers tased brocks before taking him into custody, bebeuse they sayyhe fought back. as his former team gets ready to play in the a-f-c championship game -- aaron hernandez will be in court. hernandez -- who used to play for the patriots -- is accused of killllng two men in boston. last year, he was convicted of murder -- in the death of another distrubing story this morning. authorities say find 51 meth labs insidedea home -- a home that also had a baby inside. it happened in alabama. deputies say they are seeing more meth labsbsthere. the homeowners could face up to 20 years in prison if they're convicted. an update now on the case of a utah police officer shot to death. we've learned the officer had been working overtiie to pay for
investigators say he was shot by a man after being called to a traffic crash. he saw a couplpl walking away -- and as he went up to them -- he was shot. police say the suspect was a fugitive who had walked away from a drug rehab center for parolees. in hawaii -- search crews find three empty life rafts from two helicopters that crashed. but so fa -- still no sign -- of the$& for all first responders something that ou never ever we are doing everything that we can." the navy is elping search underwater as other crews look above water and along the shore. a chase leaves officers running across a freeway trying to catch six puppies inside the suspect's car. the chase started monday night in los angeles when the driver did not stop. eventually, the driver spun out. several dogs could be seenenin
out onto the road. animal control was called in. the dogs are now being taken care of -- as the driver is behind bars. playtime oo time to hht the books. parents and schools know there's a balance for kids. some schools are packing the day with more classes, but a handful are bucking that trend. janet shamlian tells us they're adding more free time for kids. after lunch, a third. and before the kids go home, day. (who can read to me ily routine for kindergarten and first graders at several wiggles out, like we say. and texas christian university.. and based on finland's system where students get an average 75 free for all. but experts say there's so much value in this unstructured time) (there is betten 1 and 2 hours a day of what we call distraction in the classroom, that with this recess it takes away from the distraction therefore they are on point the whole time they are in the classroom now) the kids, of course, love it.. (the best part is when i
monkey bars with more than a study break. (the benefits that we are seeing quickly is just the to climb up a try or trying to move something from one ide of thehefence to thth other side) it is a trade-off: 30 fewer minutes on the fundamentals.. math, science and writing. (did you have any concerns that she would be getting less instructional time? i did at first but she seemed she's advanced so much further this year than last year) researchers hope helping kids stay focused when in class will mean mori learning.. with recess on the rise. janet shamlian, nbc news, irvingng texas. next year, the program will expand to schools in california
their central idea from and based on finland's system unstructured time) (there is that with this recess it takes are seeing quickly is just the to climb up a try or trying to she's advanced stay focused when in class will irving, texas. next year, the program will expand to schools in california and oklahoma. so what do you think... should your kids have more recess? join the conversation on our kwwl facebook page. we still h hve a lot totoget to this morning: including a college hoops hat trick. iowa state tries to become the third school from our state to knock off a number one ranked team this year. plus -- you're not misreading that. you didn't wake up and it's 1975. one town has a gas war -- with prices at 47 cents a gallon. clcluds and snow arar tracking into the state and will affect the kwwl viewing area today and tonight. i'll let you know the details
the person who lives here... has to solve probls as big as the world... and as small as your kitchen table. that's the job. everyday. and now, the first lady who helped get healthcare for eight million kids... the senator who helped a city rise again... the secretary of state
who stood up for america, and stared down hostile leaders around the world... is the one candidate for president who has everything it takes to do every part of the job... she'll never let anyone privatize social security and medicare... or shut down planned parenthood... she'll take on the gun lobby... finally get equal pay for women... and stop the republicans from ripping all our progress away. so on february first, stand up for hillary. because if you want a president who knows how to keep amera safe... and build a stronger economy... hillary's the choice... i'm listening to you, i'm fighting for you, and with your support,
from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additiol forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: while not as dangerously cold today we will stay chilly with a chance of light snow tracking in later today and tonight. right now we only have some cloudud trying to track in with the snow farther away and just tracking into western iowa. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will be pretty calm this morning, but will show ainly cloudy skies today with flurries and light snow showers this afternoon. we have a range of temperatures this morning... from around 7 above to around 8 below zero with the warmest in southwest iowa where they have clouds and some snow tracking through. that is part of a system that will track to our south and has limited moisture, t could make travel a bit tricky across southern iwa.
afternoon and overnight with most of us getting only a trace to an inch. the heaviest will be a couple of inches along and south of interstate 80. highs today will climb into the low to mid teens with light winds and some light snow tracking in this afternoon. light snow tonight will be a trace to 2" with the heaviest in the southth lows will onlyydip a few degrees and we will climb into the low to mid 20s for tomorrow. we keep clouds and a few flurries in the area with light southerly winds. it looks rather cloudy for the next few days and, while we could have some snow showers thursday night, we should mainly be dry... although flurries are possible with the clouds. highs woll be in the 20s throuuh saturday before region. around 8 below zero with the wamest in southwest iowa where they have clouds and some snow trrking througg. that
a system that will track to our south and has limited moisture, but could make travel a bit tricky across southern iowa. most of our snow will fall late afternoon and overnight with most of us gettivg only a traceo an inch. the heaviest will be a couple of inches along and south of interstate 80. highs today will climb into the low to mid teens with light winds and some light snow tracking in this afternoon. light snow tonight witl be a trace to 2" with the heaviest in the south. lows will only dip a few degrees and we will climb into the low to mid 20s for tomorrow. we keep clouds and a few flurries in the area with light southerl winds. it looks rather cloudy for
possible with the clouds. highs it's can the cyclones weather a sooner storm and take down the number one ranked team in america? the highlights next. plus -- standing up to old man winter. these pants go polar to make a point.
yoyore watchinggkwwl. we've got you covered in garnavillo, north liberty, clermont and all of eastern iowa is becoming a house of
basketball teams. first uni beat north carolina. then, iowa took down michigan state.
so what about iowa state -- hosting the new number one team oklahahma. what a finish to this one -- cyclones up three -- but oklahoma's isaiah cousins -- from the arc -- puts i home to tie the game at 75. cyclones next possession -- monte morris -- clutch shot -- cyclones 2 -- 21 seconds left -- they hit their free throws --
cyclones got it done. another number one team goes down in the state of iowa. iowa state wins 82-77. iowa now has its highest ranking in 15 years. the hawks jumped seven spots in the a-p poll aad are now ranked ninth in the country. iowa is five and oh in the big ten and travels to rutgers thursday night. most people are very pleased with the price at the pump right now. in michigan, they're celebrating. and with good reaswn. a price war between three stations sent the cost tumbling too47 cents a gallon. police were needed to direct traffic as car after car lined up to fill up. by the end of the day -- the price war ended -- and gas is now at 1-47 a gallon. jack frost has been nipping at our nose. he's also turning one neighborhood into a frozen clothing store. a minnesota man is havivig some fun with the frigid weather. he froze a pair of his pants and put them in his lawn. he posted the picture to facebook and the idea went viral. some people froze jeans,
"i just think it's a fun thing up." it'll be very cold again today in the twin cities -- with the high temperature hitting ten degrees. the yeti appears yet again, ready for the mythical creature reappeared on twitter -- in honor of the city's snowfall. asking if anyone has gloves innhis size. he first appeared last winter, spotted here then there across boston. the time now is still to come --t's a problem that has the attention of doctors, engineers and athletes. how to make helmets safer? one company thinks it has the answswr. aa 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
one year after receiving a grant from the nfl, a start-up company unveiles a new helmet. alex rozier gives us a look. "it's a tough conversation many neurosurgeon, dr. samuel browd has helped many athletes with concussions. "we seeehundreds of kids come through our program every year for concussion." out of concern enough he reached out to per reinhall, the chair of the mechanical engineering department at the university of washington. "so we cametogether and tried to solve this societallproblem." over the last two and a a four layer helmet with a shell that absorbs impact, a layer that prevents skull fractures, and another athletes. "what drives us is to make the semi-soft exterior shell. in this video, they show why that makes a difference. the vicis helmet is on the left, a standard helmet on the right6
and it's completely fferent from the existing helmets." "as we compare and benchmark our helmet against current helmets that are on the market and we're finding that we're seeing significant improvements in the force compared to the current helmets that are available today." the whole product was created with input from doctors, engineers, and athletee. "now we have a company, there's 25 employees, there's a helmet that's ready for starting manufacturing." if it passes a final safety test, they hope to have nfl and college athletes using the helmet as soon as the 2016 season. eventually they plan to make it available for athletes of all ages, in every sport that requires a helmet. today in iowa continues in a moment
the person who lives here... has to solve problems as big as the world... and as small as your kitchen table. that!s the job. everyday. and now, the first lady who helped get healthcare for eight million kids... the senator who helped a city rise again... the secretary of state who stood up for america, and stared down hostile leaders around the worldld. is the one candidate for president who has everything it takes to do every part of the job... she'll never let anyone privatize social security and medicare... or shut down planned parenthood... she'll take on the gun lobby... finally get equal pay for women... and stop the republicans from ripping all our progress away. so on february first,, stand up for hililry. because if you want a president who knows how to keep america safe... and build stronger economy... hillary's the choice... i'm listening to you, i'm fighting for you, and with your support, i'm going to deliver. i'm hillary clinton
still cold with a chance of light snow this afternoon and toniniht. trace to rest of the week and we may have a few flurries during the day and some snow showers thursday night. otherwise, our next best it's and coming up on today in iowa. a firefighter's helmet camera is rolling as he rescues a woman and her child from a second story apartment. plus... doctors said an eastern iowa girl had a slim chance she'd make it past 5 days. now she's 8 years old. hear her story when ally crutcher joins us for our next
we've got younow on today in iowa... this morning, at least 10 are dead and dozens injured after a bomb explodes in pakistan. plus... a community comes together to remember three
elementary students killed in a fire over the weekend. and lost and now found. a time capsule hidden for many decades has now been returned to its rightful owner. that story coming up. good morrng, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist