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now with your storm track seven forecst. 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 the are turning more to the southeast for the day as low pressure tracks to our south. this is also providing us with a few clouds this morning... with more on th way. those may also ve some snow showers later this afternoon and tonight, although the main moisture stays that light snow tracking in. the main snowfall will be tonight and i will let you know what i am thinking on snowfall amounts, coming up in a few minutes. it's a race to the finish. less than two weeks to go before
presidential candidates are campaigning from town to town. the latest numbers - released last night - show reublicans more so t(an democrats are taking a hit from negative campaigning. tracie potts is following the donald trump and three other candidates are at the same meet and greets in new him by name at rallies: "i heard someone say 'we're going to build a wall.' i said where did that come from? nobody ever said that before but me." fair game but he won't launch personal attacks. "if he or anyone else wants to our latatst nbc wall street journal poll results - released just last night - show the battle for the republican nomination has given four in 10 voters a more negative view of the party buttt's not haviig as much of an impact among republicans. "you can support someone who has the experience in getting results for people." our poll shows more
change. that could benefit hillary clinton. bernie sanders greets voters in iowa today: "they want real change in the way we do business." tone of their party'campaigns. and who do voters like? clinton has the highest positive trump. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. people in des moines have already heard from the candidates more than anyone else in the cocontry... according to "the hill"... candidates or a super-pac have run nearly 13- thousand campaign ads just in the des moines market. that's 6 and a half million dollars in advertising. developinggvernight... the taliban says it's behind a bombing that killed at least eleven people today in pakistan. a suicide bomber blew himself up at the checkpoint on a road leading to afghanistan.
police officers, two children and a journalist. continuing coverage this morning... an iowa schoodistrict is prepared for a day of sorrow today. it'll be the first day babak to class since the house fire that killed three students. amber sorenson and her children were killed. investigators think it was caused by a space heater. school leaders already met with students ahead of this morning's classes... we were up front with them as let them know that they are safe d they will be ok while they are here." today, the district will have a crisis team made up of counselors, clergy and nurses available for students and staff. a firefighter is recovering this morning -- after a fire at a storrge center in central iowa. take a look at the fire at the goodyear tire storage in fort dodge. crews had a hard time putting it out
tanks inside the building. another building next to it also caught fire. an eastern iowa small town business burns to the ground -- together to show support. this cell phone video shows the fire at back home country cookin' in strawberry point this weekend. the building is a total loss. kwwl's olivia mancino spoke to the owner about her restaurant, and the response she's gotten from the community. strawberry point iowa... car nat in one of them, sits then" its been about two days 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" back home country cookin has a back story thats the history our family had in this town, and the generations strawberry point iowa, after spending almost thirty years in florida, working
restaurant. she just recently celebrated her seventh year as a restaurant owner.. back home countty cookin was a stapll in the community, and so is she. marlene "brenda called me about 10 til 2 so i sa with her and we watched while the building burned" marlene gould and amanda shilhanek are some of brendas closest friends. "back home is such an intricate part of our lives, and you dont brenda "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" that was olivia maacino reporting. firefighters still haven't determined the cause of the fire. if you'd like to visit the
owner, we have a link on our website kwwl dot com. a firefighter's helmet camera captures an intense rescue. it happened in california. you can see the fiiefighter climbiig a ladder toothe second story window, takes a child from its mother, then lowers the baby to anothe firefighter. everyone is ok. the c-e-o of a company in wisconsin is under the microscope after announcing his muslim employees can't go on extra breaks i i order to pray. during normal day time working hours, three a muslim's daily prayers could interfere eith pduction time. the c-e-o made it clear no one is losing their job, but the company couldn't afford to stop work to accommodate the muslim ritual of praying five times a day... have their beliefs, and their decision we're not making an employment decision for them"
only 14 of 53 muslim employees showed up for work. the c-e-o said the policy will begin to take effect next week. dozens of presters bring traffic to a standstill on thh bay bridge in san francisco. the "black lives matter" group lined up along the bridge. they appeared to chain-link their vehicles together as they h hld signsnsand marched. the bridge was closed for several minutes. imagine living with half of a heart.... one eastern iowan girl has been doing that for 8 years... she's already had three open heart surgeries and a stroke..... and now her family is finding a way to give back to an organization that helped her. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in the newsroom... you caught up with olivia and her family. olivia was born with a rare condition called hypo-plastic left heart syndrome...which means the left side of her hearts is missing.... when she was just 5 days old..... doctors told her parents there was a slim chance
well nooshe's 8 and still fighting.... she had a stroke when she was less than a week old after her first open heart surgery.... and unfortunately there is no cure at this time.... but olivia... her family and her friends are staying strong and positive.... "like a best friend necklace. yep. jus a cut in half heart. i thth's right. " her mom says right now a heart transplant is not an option because there is concern that her body would reject the new heart. the longer they can keep olivia's heart... the better. and when i c caght up with them... they were preparing for a valentines day photo shoot on february 6 and 7. olivia's moms will be taking pictures for people... and donations from this will go towards the american heart association in honor of olivia. we've got you covered live in the newsroom... amanda gilbert... kwwl
if you woold like to learn more about the valentines day photoshoot and how to get involved.... visit our website at k-w-w-l dot com. university of northern iowa students use martin luther king jr day... to serve others. nearly 3-hundred volunteers packaged 25- thousand boxes of mac and cheese. volunteers as young as eight years old helped out. those meals will go to serve sisiteen counties of the "it's been a really great event to circle around and to really think and reflect on hunger." the event was pu on by the u-n-i service and leadership council. a timeless meeting between two men after one of them found the other's time capsule. a contractor was modeling a house when he found a jar containing a letter written in 1949. and that's just beginning of the time-traveling journey. ted land everything eeded to go. "tore out the carpet. tore apart was remodeling this house last week and tossing a lot of stuff in the trash. "it's just demolition." but under the cabinets, a dusty old jarcaught his ye. "i pick up the jar, you know,
a coii, a family photo, and a letter. "my name is billy gilbert. i'm 12-years-old and janice is 14. this is the he typed "billy gilbert" into a web search, but that didn't lead him anywhere. "so then i went to janice, janice gilbert, and wiihin a few minutes the obituary pops up." that obituary just happened to have an email address for a relative. knecht reached out, and by the next day, he was on the phone with billy gilbert - now 79 and living in sammamish. "just stunned by it really. that knecht - who grew up n eastgate - just happened to be planning a trip to washington to visit relatives. "do you want to hold out your hands?s? this weekend, gilberr once again held his artifact and a faint memory returned. "now it's all beginning to come capsulele are supposed tooell a story ababt
"i just knew i had to try and find you." this one just got better with time. "now t's part of y yur family forever." the man who created the capsule says he had forgotten about ii t was glad to see it returned. it's coming up on today in iowa.... very cold temperatures causing some problems or businesses in the area -- including one which relies on winter to operate. plus... surf's up...way up. we'll show you the massive waves on the west coast. clouds and snow are tracking into the state and will affect
today and tonight. i'll let you know the details coming up. we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan. this is today in iowa." "now your storm track 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 mimiion kids... the senator who helped a city rise again... the secretary of state
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we will stay chilly with a chance ofight snow tracking in later today and tonight. ryght now wewenly have some clouds trying to track in with the snow farther away and just tracking to western iowa. stormtrack7 live weathenetwork cameras will be pretty calm this morning, but will show mainly cloudy skies today with flurries and lighx snow showers this afternoon. weeave 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
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 getting only a trace to an inch. the heaviest will be a couple of inches alonggnd south of interstatee0. 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 south. lows will only dip a few degrees and we clouds ann a few flurriee in the arere 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 possble with the clouds..ighs will be i i the 20s next chance of snow tracks into the region.
warming to around 30 on sunday... right as the next chance of snow tracks into the region. these frigid temps causing issues all over eastern iowa, including sundown mountain in dubuque. despite steady business -- the ski resort had to close early sunday night because of the bitter cold. but that's not stopping many from coming out to hit the slopes... "you know it wasn't that bad, minutes and stopped. we've been out here for a few hhurs, then stopped for lunch, then came back out for a few more hours." you might remember they had to open nearly a month late because it was too warm outside. in northern california, flooding is the main concern. heavy rainfall drowned the streets oveve the weekend. the
yesterday, but several neighborhoods were flooded. were tipped over, and garbage was floating down the streets." forecasters are predicting more wet weather and breezier conditions later today. in southern california, it's surf's up. waaay up. the national weather service forecasted up to an 18-foot surf off of california's central coast. it should slowly lower today and tomorrow. it's coming up on today in iowa.... history re-opens. hidden wartime bunkers dating back more than 70 years can now be seen to t te public. plus... nasa's knowledge of flowers blooms aboard the international space station. stay with k-w-w-l, we've got you
netflix says it'll make a children and families this year. the streaminnservice will offer 20 new programs in the category... which will be led by next month's premiere remake of the popular "full house." netflix is in its fourth season of making original content. 'let me call my uber' may soon take on another meaning. uber is said to be partnering with airbus on a test program to provide helicopter rides on& demand. an uber spokespprson says a trial run will take place at the
sundance film festival later this month. prices and rollout plans were not revealed. horse-drawn carriages will likely stay in new york city - but with restrictions.
carriage industry struck a deal sunday that would keep them limted to central park. playing sleep catch-up on the weekend may rduce the rii of developing diabetes. results of a short-term study found young men with four nights of reduced
sleep increased the risk of diabetes. but...getting just two consecutive nights of nine hours or more...returned the risk to normal levels. a number of tunnels in london used as air-raid shelters during world war two are being opened up to the public. when people arrived at the station in the early 1940s, they would show their ticket to an air-raid warden who would take them to their individual bed number. sometimms there was no sleep -- people would dance and sing late into the night. people can now take a guided tour of these tunnels -- money will go to improve the city's travel network. it's been part of their mission
and now, for astronauts aboard the international space station, it's blooming. the first flowers have been grown in space. astronaut scott kelly nurtured the crop on board the i-s-s, giving scientists much- needed insight into how plants flower and grow in microgravity. it's coming up on today in iowa.... deep in one thick jungle, an ancient
there are two demomoaticicisions for regulalang wall street. e says it's okay to o ke millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make t tm pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no.
you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. but it is actually an ancient city that was asleep in the jungles for hundreds of years archaeologists in honduras have found the so-called "city of god monkey." experts estimate the material they found dates from the year one- thousand to one- thousand-400 of our era.
up on this frigid weather? one man has an idea. his denim decorations are the talk of the town. gooomorning, i'm m lly crutcherer and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. our early temperatures are ranging from around 7 above zero to 8 below zero winds are pretty light this morning... and they are turning more to the southeast for the day as low pressure tracks s o our south. this iialso providing us with a few clouds this morning... with more on the way. those may also have some snow showers later this afternoon and tonight, although the main moisture stays south. while we stay cold, we willlbe into the teens above zero today with light winds
the main snowfall will be tonight and i will let you know amounts, coming up in a few minutes. we begin with the countdown to the caucuses. you can tell we're nearing the 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 iowa yesterday -- starting at seven a-m in decorah. then a town hall in waverly. he was also in coralville -- where he was asked about immigration and wheththr he supports a path to citizenship. in a campaign ad -- rubio says there will be no amnesty. here's his answer yesterday. so once illegal immigration is under control, i think we - have been here for a long time, have not otherwise vvlated the law, can pass a background check, have paid taxes, are starting, will pay a fine and they'y'l get a work p prmit.
poll in iowa. the man -- in second place in the polls behind senator ted donald trump will have a rally in ames. his campaign is promising a major announcement with a special guest. we'll have to see whwh that is latete 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 in central and western iowa campaigning. he spends much of his time on the stump -- talking about hillary clinton... "it is clear now that she has that was different than barack obama, if there ever was, its gone. she's exorcised it." christie has struggled in iowa. recent polls have him tied with fiorina for seventh place. another republican contender who's having a hard time tting traction is the man who won the iowa caucuses in 2012. former senatt rick santorum had a
waterloo. he also stopped in waverly. he'll be in
central iowa today. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is in a tight battle with bernie sanders. a big crowd turned out for her forget that kind of support and fall, that iowa will be part of the future not doing a u-turn to the past." clinton has other campaign stops in iowa this week -- including in vinton and iowa city on thursday. continuing cooerage this morning as the presidential candidates weigh in on a major is growing over the lead water crisis in flint. angry protesters2in flont, michigan.... ...calling for the arrest of governor rick snyder... ...as residents cope with when the state temporarily switched flint's water source to the notoriously dirty flint river. it was a cost-savig measure... while officials built
supply line to lake huron. the water, found 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 availabbe. "the state of emerrency only gives us a $5million cap, which the president has already signed for. if they were to the $96 million dollars, or more..." the crisis is sparking widespread outrage....among... celebrities... activists... and presidential candidates... "what i did, which i think is also right, is demanded the should not stay in power." snyder, resppnded tweeting quote: "finger pointing from political candidates only distract from solving the flint water crisis." this, as state officials face lawsuits alleginggthey knew
contamination risk... and broke 4& federal laws by failing to avert it. i'm reid binion reporting. 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. a woman faces drunk driving charges after a crashhthat left six children injured. it happened in pittsburgh. police say the woman crashed her car into a concrete barrier early monday morning. six kids in the ca-- from six to 13 years old -- suffered minor to moderate injuries. the woman was not supposed to be driving. another dissubing story this morning. authorities say find 51 meth labs inside a home -- a home that also had a baby inside. it happened in alabama. deputies the homeowners could face up to 20 years in prison if they're convicted. a chase leaves officers running
six puppies inside the suspect's car. the chase started monday night in los angeles when the drivee didn't stop. eventually, the driver spun out. several dogs could be seen in the back seat of the car, and some ran out onto the road. animal control was called in. the dogs are now being taken care of -- as the driver is behind bars. he co-wrote some of the eagles biggest its -- like take it remembered. glenn frey has died. he was 67. he had been fighting a number of health problems including pneumonia. new this morning... an eastern iowan has lived her whole life with half-a- heart.....and she had a stroke when she was less than a week old. doctors said there was a slim chance she would survive much longer when she was just 5 ys old... now she's 8. kwwl's amanda gilbert caught up with her and her mother.... she joins us now live in our newsroom. olivia was born with a rare condition known as hypo-plastice left heart syndrome... olivia's mom says most people
live past their 30s with this heart defect. liv: "so my heart looks like with half a heart. it's called poplastic left heart syndrome.... which means the left side of her heart is missing... "it like fell apart like this." liv and mom: "like a bst friend necklace.... yep. i have the other half and god has.i have this half and god has the other days old... olivia had her first of three open heart surgeries... mom "she was wisked away... i barely even got to look at her. you know with my boys they were put right now my chest right away... and not with live..." after that first surgery... she had a stroke..... when she was less than a week days and they tried to close her doesnt' work as good as the left carrying a lunch tray.. tieing her shoes. " right now a heart transplant is not the option....
to be rejection... it's just basically a whole new can of worms. a wholenew ball game... so the cure.,... "which of curse crushes us." but liv... her familiy... and friends have stayed strong.. "you know every day is a gift... yeah... it really is." "i couldnt do it without my friends and family." "mmmm mwah" and when i cuaght up with them... they were preparing for a valentines day photo shoot on february 6 and 7. olivia's moms will be taking piures for people... and donations from this will go towards the american heart asasciation in honor of olivia. we've got you covered live in
newsroom... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. if you would like to learn more at k-w-w-l dot com. it's been months since an eastern iowa bridge has seen traffic -- closed because of structural problems. people living in waverly are weighing in on the green bridge... which has become a costly problem for the city. there arar many optionssn the table -- including -- keeping "my suggestion would be to replace it on the current more. i wish it did because it is something i've used foo years." the options vary in cost from 500 thousand in reppirs lasting 5 years to 16 million for a new bridge with a life span of 75 years. playtime or time to hit the booo. parents and schools know
some schools are packing the day with more classes, but a handful are bucking that trend. janetetshamlian telll us they'rere adding more free time for kids. this is the second recess. after lunch, a third. day. (who can read to me daily routine for kindergarten and first grader at several north exas schools. (so with the recesses, they have the chance to get the wiggles out, like we say. and they come back and they are ready to learn) it's part of a 3-year trial by minutes of daily recess compared to 27 minutes here. (typical recess, it's aa free for all. but experts say there's so much value in this unstructured time) (there is between 1 and 2 hours a day of what we call distraction in the classroom, that with this recess it takes away from the
they are on point the whole time they are in e classroom ow) the kids, offcourse, love it.. (the best part is when i but educators believe this is more than a study break. along, to work together to solve problems, whether it is trying to climb up a try or trying to move something from one side of the fence to the 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 b she's advanced stay focused when in class will mean more learning.. with recess on the rise.
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 have a lot to get to this morning: including a college hoops hat trick. iowa state tries to become the third school from our state to season. plus -- you're not misreaaing that. you didn't wake up and it's 1975. one town has a gas war -- with prices at 47 cents a gallon. clouds and snow are tracking tonight. i'll let you know the details coming up. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan.
forecast on kwwl." there are two democratat visions for reguguting wall street.one says it's okay t ttake millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the taloopholes, and makekehem 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 presesent? you better believe it.
until eight million children got health care. i've never been called a quitter and i won't quit on you. she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: while not as dangerously cold
we will ssay chilly withha chance of light snow tracking in later today and tonight. right now we only have some clouds 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 mainly 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 cloudssand some snow tracking through. that is part of a system that will track to our south and has limited moisture, but could make
tricky across southern iowa. most of our snow will fall late 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 f 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" wih the heaviest in the south. lows will only dip a few degrees and we e 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 showerr thursday niggt, we should mainly be dry... although flurries are
will be in the 20s through saturday before region. as you know, the cold weather we've had can be disruptive. with that in mind -- if you're in charge
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hosting the new number one team cyclones up three -- but oklahoma's isaiah cousins -- from the arcrc-- puts it home to tie the game at 75. cyclones 21 seconds left -- they hit their free throws -- and the cyclones got it done. another number one team goess 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 and are now ranked ninth in the country. iowa is five and oh in the big most people are very pleased with the price at the pump right now. in michigan, they're celebrating. and with good reason. a price war between three stations sent the cst tumbling to 47 cents a galon. police were needed to direct traffic as car after car lined price war ended -- and gas is now at 1-47 a gallon. jack frost has been nipping at
nose. he's also turning one neighborhood into a a rozen clothing store. a minnesota man is having 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, corduroys, and sweatpants... "i just think it's a fun thing to do. it's cold in minnesota, and you know, we caamake our panns stay 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 snow in boston. the mythical creature reappeared on twitter -- in honor of the city's snowfall. asasing if anyonenehas gloves inn his size. he first appeared last winter, spotted here then there across boston. it's you're watching today in iowa on k-
we should expand them. my plan for social security 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. americans eat about 13 billion quarts each year. that's about 41 quarts per man, woman and child. eileen loan is back
with another check of your storm track seven forecast.
light snow this afternoon and tonight. trace to 2" with the heaviest south of interstate 80. highs will warm into the low to mid 20s for the rest
of the week and we may have a few otherwise, our next best chance of snow holds off until sunday and here's a live look outside at , there's another hour of today in iowa coming up right here on
the poll numbers tighten -- we're now less than two weeks away from the caucuses. plus...protestors calling for resignation...as a governor prepares to give his state of the state speech tonight. and an eastern iowa girl born with half a heart shows she has a lot of love to give others. here's a live look at our good morning it's 6 a-m -- today