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bring a few snow showers thursday night, but we mainly stay dry through the weekend. low pressure will track to our south and bring a chance of light snow to the state this afternoon and overnight. most of this system. heaviest will be up to 2" south of interstate 80 with 1" to 2" between interstate 80 and highway 30, 0.5" to 1 between highways 30 and 20 and a trace to 1" along and north of highway 20. temperatures will be warming, though.. we will be in the low to mid teens today with low to mid 20s wednesday and even smack dab in the middle 20s on school forcing thousands of students along with staff to evacuate today. the school superintendent says they were made aware of the believed was a credible threat, just before nine this morning. kwwl's kristin rogers was on scene this morning she has been digging in to this story all day, she the superintendent tells me he expects school to be
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in session at iowa city west tomorrow. but today was a difficult day...as nearly two thousand students were evacuated and classes were cancelled. multiple police and k9's can be seen going in and out of the school. outside the school was quiet and that's because all of the students were bussed to the hawkeye tennis and recreation center. lines of parents waited to pick up their kids, students tell us it all started for them with an annoucement over the intercom. he went on to tell us that there didn't know what kind of threat, but just a threat and everybody was to get their coats and meet in the gym." from there students tell us they were told more specifically it was a bomb threat. but the superintendent tells me they do not become numb to threats when they do happen and they are all taken seriously. i do at schools in new jersey and
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news. the superintendent tells us he is proud of how the community came together today to evacuate the students, from transportation, to support from the university of iowa, letting them use their facitilies for all the students. that bomb threat is also affecting voting for a special election. west high was one of the voting locations for an election to choose a new member of the johnson county board of supervisors. the county is required to hold a vote no matter the location. (travis weipert/johnson county auditor) "for us, this is the this. we've had other counties where they've had fires at their to relocate." theevote will now be at the athletic hall of fame on praire meadow drive in iowa city. two sisters die in a house fire, while their parents were at work.
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to figure out how this could happen. it happened late last night in kwwl's shirley descorbeth has been following this story all day. she's live now from the t-h media newsroom. shirley...how is the community dealing with this tragic loss? people are devastated -- from neighbors, to the girls classmates -- even those who responded to the fire. and now -- the community is leaning on each other for support. the magnitude of the blaze visible -- black soot all over, busted out windows and melted belongings remain. "when first responders and fully engulfed in flames..and pretty much beyond the point of house fire. the girls were home alone. neighbors tell me someone driving by and noticed smoke coming from the house. they tried to get inside but the smoke and fire was just too much. "and officials are on scene trying to determinewhat caused the fire." and now, those who knew the two sisters ...including their classmates, struggling to make sense of it all.
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best way to describe it is kids are numb right now. they're shell walking down the halls...the next few days is what we're worried about." the girls were in seventh and ninth- grade. the girls were in seventh and ninth- grade. their school administrator told me, they were good girls with good grades...who got along with everyone. i'm told, to help students cope -- there are grief counseers at the school to help them get through this. we've got you covered live from the t-h media newsroom in dubuque....shirley descorbeth... ...kwwl news. the wisconsin dci is involved in the investigation to try to find the cause. the crawford county sheriff says there is nothing suspicious about the fire.
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why the cedar falls city council denied a rezoning request for taylor morris- a well-known war veteran and quadruple amputee. morris -- lost portions of all ur limbs -- in an explosion n afghanistan four years ago morris and his wife askskd the city to rezone land in cedar falls, so they could build a "smart-house" to accomodate morris.. but the council says the area is far removed from city services. they voted 4-2, denying their but the council says the area is far removed from city services. they voted 4-2, denying their request monday night. kwwl's lauren moss has been looking into this and speaking with city councilman today- she joins us now with more.. amanda, i want to mention we reachd ou^ to the morrises last night but they did not want any more media coverage on this..
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reached out to us here...asking how the city could deny them? he is a hometown hero and they are both outstanding members of the community. and tonight.. im told it was a tough case...for all the members cedar falls city council are calling it a complicated build a smart house i cedar falls. in 2011..the lt. dan band and the community came together to raise money for the home- which will accomodate taylor's needs as a quadruple it..the land is far from city services. john-"without us knowing where we will be developing in the future..that makes it so hard." frank- the issues are related to infrastructure- accessing it and having proper sewer, water, electric, all of that..if we provided the proper infrastructure it would cost tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. and if they approved the land for morris, some members fear it would set a precedent in t community.. councilman frank darrah- understands but does not
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frank- taylor has set the precedent by making his sacrifices and beholding on our part to try accomodate that." the vote was ultimately denied ..but those who voted against it say..it wasn't easy. members on both sides say they hope to resolve the issue, so taylor and daniellll can call cedar falls john- they are such great additions to the community.. frank- he's someone we want to keep here and honor what he's done. been cooperative and understanding throughout the process. they hope the couple can find a different location to build their smart house..in cedar falls. we've got you covered, lauren moss kwwl news thanks lauren- five "yes" votes
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approval due to the planning commission's denial 8 to 0 on thiissue a few weeks ago, but last night, just 13 days before the iowa caucus - - governor branstad dropping a bomb today. publicly announcicig - - he does not support ted cruz and neither should iowans. kwwl's jessica hartn looking into what this means for the cruz campaign. the very public so called unendorsement of ted cruz at a renewable fuels conference near des moines today - - is something kwwl's political analyst chris larimer sayss is out o o character for branstad. surprising that branstad and cruz stand on different sides of the renewable fuels standard. branstad a clear supporter of the r- f-s pointing to cruz's attempt to immediately end the 2013. recently
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says he is in favor of an equal playing field for all energy sources and supports a 5- year phase out of the r-f-s. something branstad says would be quote - very damaging to iowa "i believe that it would be a big mistake for iowa to support him. i know he is ahead in the polls, but the only poll that counts is the one tey take on caucus night and i thinkkit could change between now and then." with less than 2 weeks to that all important poll - does this hurt cruz's campaign enough to cost him the vote? how he finhes in iowa, wich could effect how he does in finish in iowa to gii him momentum toward going into new hampshire the following week." larimer says this will likely effect voters who are still undecided at this point. voters who strongly support cruz
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anstad and vise versa. coming up - hear what other presidential candidates are saying about branstand's comments and a more indepth look at what this means for cruz. i am working on that for 10. we've got you covered live in the newroom...jessica hartman kwwl news. senator ted cruz responded to branstad's comments -- suggesting governor bransttd is "part of the wwshington cartel." it is no surprise the establishment is in full panic cartel was going to panic more and more... a reporter asked cruz what he thought of iowa's corn farmers, those who benefit fr ethanol and cruz said he thinks corn farmers are wonderful people who are politicians. donald trump gained a big endorsment today former republicaa vice-presidential nominee sarah palin here's a live look at trump's rally in ames where palin is currently speaking.
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and her support could boost trump's support among conservative circles in iowa. palin is scheduled to campaign with trump wednesday in iowa and tulsa, oklahoma. hillary clinton also receiving an endorsement from america's largest lgbt civil rights organization. the human rights campaign announced today its endorsement for the democratic front-runner. clinton is expected to officially accept the endorsement at an event in iowa next week. two w weks from tooay waterloo voters will decide whether to build a career center. tonight there's a town hall meeting for voters to learn more about the plan. it will be at the waterloo center for the arts starting at seven tonight. if you cant make it tonight, will be two more town halls this week.
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here is additional forecast information from the kww stormtrack 7 weather team: low pressure will track to our south and bring a chance of light snow to the state this afternoon and overnight. most of the snow will stay south of to 2" south of interstate 80 with 1" to 2" between interstate 80 and highway 30, 5" to 1 betwewn highways 30 and 20 and a trace to 1" along and north of highway 20. temperatures will be warming, thoughn. we will be in the low to mid teens today with low to
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20s wednesday and een smack dab in the middle 20s on thursday. another system may bring a few snow showers thursday night, but we mainly stay dry through the weekend. low pressure will track to our south and bring a chance of light snow to the state this afternoon and overnight. most of the snow will stay south of our viewing area, but we could still see a trace to 2" with this system. heaviest will be up to 2" south of interstate 80 with 1" to 2" between interstate 80 and highway 30, 0.5" to 1 between highways 30 and 20 and a trace to 1" alalng and north of highway 20. temperatures will be warming, though.. we will be in the low to mid teens today with low to mid 20s wednesday and even smack dab in the middle 20s on ththrsday. another system may bring a few snow showers thursday night, but we mainly stay dry through the weekend.low pressure will track to our south and bring a chanceef light snowwo the state his afternoon and overnight. most of the snow will stay south of our viewing area,
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to 2" with this system. heaviee will be up to 2" south of highway 30, 0.5" to 1 between highways 30 and 20 and a trace to 1" along and north of highway 20. temperatures will be warming, though.. we will be in the low to d teens today with low to mid 20s wednesday and even smack bring a few snow showers thursday night, but we mainly stay dry through the weekend.low pressure will track to our south and brrng a chance of light snow to the state this afternoon and overnight. most of the snow will stay south of our viewing ara, but we could still see a trace to 2" with this system. heaviest will be up to 2" south of interstate 80 with 1" to 2" between interstate 80 and highway 30, 0.5" to 1 between highways 30 and 20 and a trace to 1" along and north of highway 20. temperatures will be warming, though.. we will be in the low to mid teens today with low to
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20s wednesday and en smack dab in the middle 20s on thursday. another system may bring a few snow showers thursday night, but we mainly a little girl from eastern iowa was born with just half a heart. doctors said theee was a slim chance she'd survive much longer than five days... now she's 8 years old. kww's amanda gilbert has the story. liv: "so my heart looks like with half a heart. it's called hypoplastic left heart syndrome.... which means the left side of her heart is missing... "it like fell other half and god has.i have this half and god has the other days old... olivia had her first of three opp 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.....
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less than a week old... mom "what they do is they leave the chest open for a few days and they tried to close her chest adn she crashed." liv: cause of the stroke... she hand." and things haven't been easy for liv since then.. "with the stroke it's really hard for her to turn her arm so like carrying a lunch tray.. tieing her shoes. " right now a heart transplant is not the option.... "well first you ahve to wait for to be rejection... it's just basically a whole new can of worms. a whole new ball game... so the longer we can have her heart.. the better." right now there's no cure.,... "which of curse crushes us." but liv... her familiy... and friends have stayed strong.. "you know eery day is a gift... yeah... it really is." "i couldnt do it without my friends and family."
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in early february, she will be doing a valentines day photoshoot.... and all the money from that will go to the american heart association in honor of olivia. cong up... pete rose is headed for thth hall of fame -- but -- not the big one in cooperstown -- plus -- we'll hear from the iowa state cyclones as a number one team goes wn in the statae of iowa rare that feat is --
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in justate basketball team has knocked off an impressive 20 ranked opponents -- 2nd in the country to only kansas -- last night's win -- probably
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the best of those 20 wins -- iowa state took down top ranked oklahoma for their first win over a number one team in 59 years -- and yyu could call it a big team effort -- georges niang poured in 20 -- while abdel nader and monte morris chipped in 20 apiece -- but it was the a jumper by morris with the game tied in the final 25 seconds that would be the difference -- and showed once again why he's earned the nickname bi game monte -- i was able to just make the shot happy to come through for my i'm proud of our guys cause we 1st half, you outrebound them by 11, we made toughness plays tonight and we've just got to keep doing it. three times this season we've seen a court storm inside our
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watching a number one team go down -- the cyclones, panthers, and hawkeyes all got it done -- it's only happened once before in division one history where 3 teams from one state each knocked off a mber one -- duke, north carolina, and north carolina state did it in the 97-98 season -- and that's it -- quite the feat pulled off by the state of iowa -- the san@diego chargers seem closer to their move to los angeles as the team today applied to trademark the name l-a and los angeles chargers -- the chargers have until next january to decide if they'll join the rams in a downtown l-a -- the chargers declined to move -- pete rose will be inducted in to the hall of fame -- just nottthe one in cooperstown -- the cincinnati reds announced be join the team's hall of fame -- and will
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retirrd -- he'll beeormally
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there are two democratic visionsfor regulating wall street. one saysyst's okay to take llions from big banknk and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them payytheir 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 rulesesf i'm president? you better believe it.
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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 d en 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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