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she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world. i'm hillary clinton and i apprpre this message. now on today in i iwa...banning the box. state lawmakers are debating plus...it'sa tight race between the two leading republlcan presidential candidates as the caucuses approach. one candidate gets a big endorsement...the other gets a scolding. and more plastic than fish. the concern about the quauaty of the world's oceans. here's a live look at our good morning it's 6 a-m -- today is . good morning, i'm ally crutcher.
storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. roads will improve quickly this morning, but we still have some that have some snow on them.. we will see the snow flurries may stick around. temperatures managed to stay above zero last night with temps are staying calm to around 5 20s over most of the kwwl couple of chances of snow . i'll have more in a few minutes. will help get us into the low to mid 20s over most of the kwwl viewing area. we keep the "warmer" temperatures the rest of the
we begin thiihour with coverage of the iowa legislature. it can they serve..... this is especially true when they are trying to apply for jobs...... but that may be changing here in iowa. kwwl's amanda g glbert joins us live in the newsroom to tell us why. banning the box.....a phrase you might have heard by now.... it's part of a movement to have the question.... have you ever committed crime... removed from job applications. right now senate lawmakers in iowa are considering a "ban the box" bill..... if the bill passes...it would prevent an employer or employment agency from asking about a person's criminal history until he or she has been selected for supporters of this say the bill gives people a second chance... critics saait could be a liability for employers.... it's a topic not new to some eastern iowans... last year...a reverend spoke out about removing the box from applications in waterloo.... and according to our coverage
dubque, we've got you covered... live in the newsroom... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. a three-member panel of a senate committeee plans to meet soon to decide whether the bill should move forward. a former garwin city clerk is convicted on a federal theft charge. as part of a plea agreement, anna leytham admitted to stealing at least 70-thousand dollars from the city. more than half a million a sentencing date has not been scheduled. two sisters have diee in a house fire. it happened in wisconsin, just across the border from iowa. the says two sisters, lena bartels and her sister trinity trinity was 15. neighbors say someone driving by noticed smoke coming out of the they tried getting inside to save them -- but couldn't. engulfed in flames and pretty much beyood the point of savivig." authorities say the girls were home alone -- their parents were at work.
cause of the fire --but say it new this morning...a 95-year- old man is set to go on trial. he's accused of helping to murder more than three thousand people. the man was a paramedic at the nazi death camp auschwitz he spent a month working at the camp. his trial will begin next month. continuing coverage... the coast guard is suspending its search and rescue efforts for 12 marines. they've been missing since last week when two military helicopters crashed. the coast guard found wreckage but no signs of the marines. "and to the families that are goal and focus." crews also found four life rafts, but there was no sign that anyone had ever been on board. a large crowd gathers to say goodbye to a police k-9 that was shot anan killed on the job. the k-9 was investigating a domestic incident. he'd been a part of the norfolk, virginia police department for three years... "this was noust mere dog. to work with, someone that he
backed him up every time he got out of the car. the k9's handler and his family sat at the center of the cerony while officers from parars of virginia and maryland looked on. two women die and nine people are hurt after a bus crashes and flips on its side. the bus was on its way from los angeles to oakland when the crash driver was feeling tired at the time of the crash -- but we "he had said that he remembered striking e median it is heree.. and that's aaut all he could tell us." the driver was among the nine people taken to the hospital. with less than 2 weeks until the iowa caucuses, seseator ted cruz receives two big hits. governor brastad tells iowans former vice presidential nominee sarah palin
tracie potts has reaction this morning. we spoke with kwwl political analyst chris larimer about what with less than 2 weeks until the "our next president of the "this just might be the kid of lin: "liien, i love sarah palin. support of his own. he's being sanders is itching for a general satisfaction to run against in iowa today. ted cruz and marco potts, nbc news, washington. we spoke with kwwl political
td cruz and arco rubio wwll be here for a senate vote on whether to allow syrian refugees into the u-s. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. we spoke with kwwl political analyst chris larimer about what all this could mean going into the febraury first caucus -- his reaction is coming up in our next half hour. the nation's largest health insurer expects to lose nearly a illion dollars over two years... and it's blaming obamacare. united health says it lost close to half-a-billion last year, and expects to lose even more this year. the company is blaming higher than expected claims from enrollees in obamacare exchange programs. united health says it's considering dropping out of all obamacare exchanges in 20-17. the world is flooded with plastic garbage and it's going to get a lot worse. that's the warning from the world economic forum. it's predicted there will be more plastic than fish...in terms of weight...in the world's oceans by 20-50.
to the people of flintt he also said he's taking steps to quickly correct the city's water crisis. during his state of the state speech the governor announced he's nding more national guard mbers to hekp the roughly 100- "i know apologies won't make up for the mistakes that were made. nothing will. but i take the governor pledged that by the end of the week, every household in flint will have water filters. new controversy surrounding the confederate monuments in new orleans police and fire investigators are now looking into a suspicious fire....a contractor's car. the city hired a contractor the remove four confederate monuments. he quit due to death threats... authorities are now investigating after his car was burned. in mississippi...a pro-flag rally. it comes after several cities and schools across the state removed flags from their buildings....due to the confederate emblem on the state flag. mississippi lawmakers could discuss changing the state flag
the cedar falls city council says it wasn't easy, but it can explain why a rezoning request for taylor morris was rejected. morris -- a well- known veteran and quadruple amputee -- wants to build a smart-house -- that would be controlled by an i- pad. here's video from the city council meeting monday night. morris and his wife wanted land rezoned so they could build. the council denied the request -- saying the area is far removed from city services. plus, there were concerns this would set a precedent -- which some were uncomfortable with -- other options morris and his wife had with the current landowners -- without having to come before the city. council they are great kids. i am so have to do it for the next guy that came down the road." "i am hopeful taylor will not can work but it's pretty obvious to me and i get it, that right now
we reached out to the morrises. they told us they did not want to be interviewed. the city says they've been cooperative and understanding throughout the process. its coming up on today in iowa... flood victims get an unexpected gift after a retailer messes up a delivery plus...when the patriots play the broncos this weekend...it's a personal rilvary between two quarterbacks! "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan. this is today in iowa." "now your storm track 7
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weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: it will be warmer today and the next several days, but we will keep quite a few clouds around. they will have flurries with them, and may see light snow thursday night. our current snow will be tracking out of the area this morning but leave behind some flurries. roads are either normal winter driving conditions or partially covered with snow. stormtrack7 live weather network has been showing that most of the morning. temperatures are warmer... they are around 10 this morning... above zero... with the teens across the state. still a few snow showers in the east and northeast, but that will track out and we will have a break, but another low will dive to the south and may produce a few snow showers tomorrow night. it will depend on how far north that low tracks, but it doesn't look like much will fall her. we will warm up, though... temps will be in the 20s and 30s over most of
today and tomorrow. we may have a few teens around the tri-state today with most of us seeing the low 20s. a few flurries, but no accumulations expected. some fog tonight with lows in the low to mid teens and then mid to upper 20s for thursday. a few snow showers tomorrow night with the next system sunday night into monday. highs will be mainly in the 20s, but could get into the low 30s over much of the area on sunday. seeing the low 20s. a few flurries, but no accumulations expected. some fog tonight with lows in the low to mid teens and then mid to upper 20s for thursday. a few snow showers tomorrow night with the next system sunday night into monday. highs will be mainly in the 20s, but could get into the low 30s over much of the area on
some flood victims in south carolina will get much-needed help, thanks to a christmas gift mix- up a woman ordered shoes for her husband from online retailer zappos. but the wrong shoes got delivered. she called customer service and told them how flooding vastated her community. the representative apologized about the mix up, and told her to give the wrong shoes to a neighbor in need. the company sent the right shoes...along with a box of box, and i was thinking what is this? do for your community.' 'we hope things get better soon.' i
she and her husband are looking forward to handing the blankets out to flood victims in need. its still to come... it's peyton versus brady. on the field and inside this home! plus...a baby owl is getting some help...after storms passed through its home. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in
weekend 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 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.
time is now xxx. here's a look at some of the stories developing overnight. iowa state senators are considering a "ban the box" bill which
would limit when employers can ask job applicants about their criminal backgrounds. some eastern iowa cities have also looked at the concept. a volunteer campaign worker for presidential candidate ben carson has died following a car crash in iowa. carson describes braden joplin
and president obama heads to detroit for the auto show today....we're taking a livv look at detroit right now he's there to talk about job recovery since the auto bailout the a-f-c championship this weekend will have one family divided in a unique way. they're all broncos fans. except for the first born son. but as ryan haarer
shows us, he didn't have a choice....he's named after the star of the patriots! "we are all broncos fans except a choice. "whoever wins the super bowl, we'll name them that." in 2005-- tom brady and the patriots won the super bowl. "people for the first time when then they look at bradd and go 'what? why? i'll just say, well, although he's quickly found himself the odd man out at school.... "you have nobody to talk to." and at home. "he's usually pretty good but sometimes he gets too annoying and we send him to another room to watch. bause we can't stand it!" the weibler didn't stop at brady. in 2007 peyton manning
and son number two came along. "i'm peyton." yup. brady's younger brother-- is peyton. and since manning's move from indy-- game time's been-- tense. "usually i am on the floor. peyton's on the couch and mom sunday's afc chhmpionship gam. "we%are going to fight a lot." "when they're head tthead they're wrestling and yelling at each other. unfortunately it usually looks like brady is on top." brady's the smack talker... "we already have four underneathhour belt. and he has-- how many? i forgot to count... two. oh yeah that's right." actually, peyton's only got one ring so far, but his namesake is learning how to keep up with hii big brother. "well the patriots... nice comeback... stink!" as for sunday, if the broncos lose, things could get ugly. "i am going to punch my brother in the face." ah yes. who won't have m mch sympathy for their oldest come sunday-- in a house divided. "it'll be three on one. we'll just tie brady up and throw him out
marco rubio. he ran for senate uaying 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 is responsible for the content of this message. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. getting back into the 20s for over the next few days, too, but
after weather destroys a baby owl's home...wildlife workers come to the rescue. is baby owl lost its native habitat when storms hit florida. now, its resting comfrotbaly, handfed. its only a few weeks old now...but when its older...it'll be released back into the wild. even if you aren't a packers fan...today's a day to today is national cheese lover's day! did you ow... there are more than two thousad varieties of cheeses? according to the u-s-d-a, americans eat more than 31 pounds of it "you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered. this is today
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of debate at an iowa courthouse...more than a year after someone brought a gun inside. plus...as one of the presidential contenders picks up a big endorsement... another learns he does not have the support of a leader in iowa. and a hollywood hero...an actor comes to the rescue when a car catches fire outside his home. good morning, i'm ally crucher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here nn with
roads will improve quickly this morning, but we still have some that have some snow on them.. we will see the snow tracking out managed to stay above zero last night with temps hovering around staying calm to around 5 mph... they will be mainly southerly today
the kwwl viewing area. weekeep the "warmer" temperatures the rest of the forecast, but there are a couple of chances of snow . i'll have more in a few minutes. new this morning... the "warmer" temperatures the rest of the forecast, but there new this morning... an iowa couuty has already made security upgrades to its courthouse.... but now, it'll have to budget for a new security guard.
manager gus glaser opened fire during a meeting back in september of 20-14. board of supervisors chairman larry "buck" koos tackled the shooter, who turned the gun on himself and later died from his injuries kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in the newsroom with more details. is there enough security at the jackson county courthouse? it's a concern that is still on many people's minds after one man was able t to bring in and fire a handgun durinna board of supervisors meeting at the courthouse.... since then... the county has decreaed the number of entrances inside the building.... it also added an outdoor dropbox there is less traffic insidee.. a judge also mandated that an armed security guard be present... but the county didn't budget for that we don't know what's the best what it wws for sure, 2 2 and if woul dhave done it on september 10th, 2014. a guard has been coming once-a-week
and starting march 1st, it'll
be a full-time position. the chairman says it could cost 100- thousand dollars to haveea full-time guard on staff. we've got you covered... live in the newsroom... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. the supervisor you heard from there was honored by governor branstad for tackling the gunman, saving lives, back in 2014. u-s attorney general loretta lynch will testify before a senate subcommittee today about gun control. the subcommittee wants to know justice department's role when it comes to implementing new executive actions related to gun control. sident obama announced the executive actions earlier this month. those proposals focus on back checks, law enforcement, mental gun safety technology new details... we've learned ttree people diid and two people were hurt in a crash last night in eastern
it happened on highway 63 near chickasaw county road b-4. that's south of new hampton. here's a picture f fom the new hampton chickasaw county tribune. the iowa state patrol says bertha smith -- from waterloo -- did not yield to a semi. they crashed into each other. latorris duffie, keith demry and devin gordin all died. all three were in their twenties. the state withdraws its plea deal offer...now a 19-year-old must face a new trial in a drunken driving case. tevor feaeato of clarkssille is accussed of causing a crash wchich killed two 16-year-olds from wall lake. prosecutors say feauto was drunk. the new trial will likely take place this spring.
this morning, a campaign volunteer for ben carson iss being remembered as a bright young man. the volunteer was killed yesterday in a crash in western iowa. braden joplin was in a van -- with other carson volunteers. the van fllpped on an icy road and was hit by another vehicle. it happened near atlantic, iowa. carson was campaigning in south carolina at the time -- and has suspended all of his "braden joplin was an amazing
here's a picture of carson with joplin. carson says
three other campaign volunteers were treated and released from the ospital after the crash. two blows to one of the leading presidential contenders -- senator ted cruz. yesterday, former vice presidential nominee sarah palin endorsed donaa trump at a rally in ames. this could be a big boost for "he has exposed the complicity on both sides of the aisle that i'm glad about, he's going rogue left and right, man, that's why he's doing so well." palin will join trump at an event in norwalk today before the two
governor branstad hasn't endorsed a candidate -- but is telling iowans they should not support ted cruz. the governor making the announcement at the renewable fuels summit in altoona. cruz wants to phase out the renewable fuel standard...which requires a minimum amount of ethanol to be blended into gasoline. iowa is the nation's ethanol leader. mistake for iowa to support him. i know he is ahead in the could change between now and then." we spoke with kwwl's political analyst chris larimer to see...how badly could branstad's announcement hurt the cruz campaign. "it has the potiential to effect really banking on, at this point, probably a first place finish in iowa to give 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 - are usually not supporters of
on the democratic side...hillary clinton picks up the endorsement of the nation's biggest l- g-b-t organization... the human right's camapign announcing their endorsement of hillary on their weesite saying quote "her fight is our right." clinton is expected to accept the endorsement at an event in iowa next week. she's in a very close race right now with senator bernie sanders in iowa. sanders is back on the campaign trail in iowa. he dismissed clinton's claims that she'd be the strongest genera election candidate against a republican -- like donald trurup. "from the bottom of my heart, above and beyond ideas, if you want somebody who is going to beat donald trump, who is going to beat the other republicans, i think bernie sanders is that candidate. " sanders had a number of stops in western iowa yesterday. we don't know of any iowa stops for him today. clinton will be in burlington today.. carly fiorina continues a swinn through iowa today -- she was in waverly at wartburg college education, speaking out against common core and said parents should have a choice.
back." today, she'll be in guthrie center, des moines, mount vernon and maquoketa. a former caucus winner is oping to build momentum in these final two weeks. rick santorum has been struggling to get support in the state he won four years ago. around, butpi think we'll see a in the game of being in the top 4 or 5 folks that will finish here. that's the boost we need to go on." he'll campaign in western iowa today. parents, students and staff are hoping for a regular school day at iowa city west. yesterday, classes were shut down because of a bomb threat. police officers and k9's checked out the high school -- as students were bussed to the hawkeye tennis and threat. "everyone listen up, listen up, to tell us that there had been a threat to our school, we didn't to get their coats and meet in
from there students tell us they were told more specifically it was a bomb threat. the building was cleared after a voting for a special election. west high was a polling site. first time since i've been where theyve had fires at their polling sites, and they've had to relocate." the county was required to hold the election no matter what -- so they learned about the bomb threat -- the polling site was moved. here's a look at those election results. lisa green- douglass winning a seat on the johnson countytyboard of supervisors over chris hoffman she'll take over for terrence neuzil. he left the board after taking a job in michigan. today, president obama's focus is on cars. tt president is heading to detroit for the north american international auto show. he's
of the american auto industry. the white house says prereident ooma also waas to experience firsthand the progress made by the city of detroit, its people, and neighborhoods. more than 640- thousand jobs have been created since the 2009 bailout of the .auto industry. mardis as is apprraching and police wan you to know there's going to be more security in new orleans than ever before. the f-b-i says there will be so much surveillance that you can "assume that you arrbeing we're happy to protect you. we want you to have a good time, find it and we will arrest you for it." e f-b-i and the city both stressing there is no known "credible threat" to the celebration. a hollywood star comes tt the rescue....not for a movie scene...but in real lige. the california highway patrol says jamie foxx and another good samaritan helped free a driver from a burning truck. it rolled nto a drainagag ditch outside the actor's home. "i don't look at it as heroic. i out. without going too far into
the highway patrol say foxx and another witness broke a window and cut the seat belt to pull the driver from the truck. its coming up... a sight in the skies which hasn't happened in more than a decade... plus...want chocolate fries with that? a new menu item at one fast food joint. the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is up we've got you covered! with "now your storm track 7
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 re usa
here's the truth -- some have proposed to cut social security for the elderly and disabled vets. i disagree. in fact, not only should we not cut benefits -- 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.
from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: it will be warmer today and the next several days, but we will keep quite a few louds around. theywill have flurries with them, and may see light snow llve behind sse flurries. roads are either normal winter driving conditions or partially covered with snow. stormtrack7 live weather network has ben showing that most of the morning. temperatures a2e warmer... they are around 10 this morning... snow showers in the east and northeast, but that will track
showers tomorrow night. it will depend on how far north that low tracks, but it doesn't look like midwest today and tomorrow.we may have a few teens around the trr-state today with most oo us seeing the low 20s. a tonight with lows in the low to mid teens and then mid to upper into monday. highs will be a quick traffic alert to let you know about, i-80 westbound is blocked near starting today, skywatchers get a special treat you'll be able to see five though... temps will be in the 20s and 30s over most of the midwest today and tomorrow. we may have a few teensnsaround the tri-state today with most of us seeing the low 20s. a few flurries, but no accumulations expected. some fog tonight with lows in the low to mid teens and then mid to upper 20s for thursday. a few snow showers tomorrow night with the next system sunday night into monday. highs will be mainly in the 20s, but
know about, the d- o-t says i-80 westbound is blocked near west branch due to a jacknifed semi. starting today, skywatchers get a special treat you'll be able to see five planets together in the sky just before dawn. mercury, venus, saturn, mars and jupiter wilil all be v vible for abouou45 minutes before sunrise. experts say it's the first time in more than ten years that all five of them have appeared together in the pre-dawn sky. the show will last through fefeuary 20-th. here's a live look at the sky in
walt drecalling about ten-thousand infant onesies... due to a choking hazard. the recall involves two styles...darth vader and disneyland 60th.
the snaps on the three-snap closure of these onesies can detach and pose aahoking hazarddo young children. no injuries have been reported. contact walt disney parks and resorts for instructions on returning the item for a full refund. tripadvisor revelas the top hotels in the u-s as part of its travelers' choice awards.
new york city is tripadvisors' winner of top hotel in the u-s. it's a bouttque hotel from the 19- 20s. second on the list is an eco- friendly luxury hotel and spa
in napa valley... followed by the nantucket hotel and resort nantucket, massachusetts. take a look at this... it's the latest menu item at mcdonald's... but you'll have to travel to japan to get it. chocolate- covered fries! the golden arches calls this sweet and salty combo the mcchoco potato... it's french fries drizzled with two differee chocolate sauces. starbucks and spotify are partnering up. now, a starbucks app will tell you what song i playing as soon as you walk into any store. the app alsslets you creee your own arbucks playlilits and listen to them on spotify. than 75- hundred locations in
all u-s spotify users also have access to it. the list of 2015's most stolen computer passwords is out. according to a security appliations company "one-two- three-four-five-six" was once and "password" remained the number two password that was stolen. the word "football" was number seven and "baseball," number 10. and some star wars fever...princess at 21...solo at 23...and star wars at 25 the dubuque regiona humane society is set to take on nearly 500 dogs this y yar through the petsmart charities rescue wagon program. including another delivery of dogs this morning, they'll have taken in nearly 50 this year already. the dogs are spayed and nuetered and put up for adoption a couple of days after. so far, most of the dogs have been adopted in days--something that might not have happened if not for this program. a touchhg, travelingngtribute to a long-time delivery man.
a processional in sioux city before the funeral for pat conway. he died last thursday after a four year battle with cancer. conway worked for ups for 25 years, sorting, loading, and delivering packages. "personality. you can replace bodies, but you can't replace personalities. pat was one-of- a-kind. his smile was contageous and you couldn't help but ennoy working a little bit more with him being around," his coworkers drove together in his memory before they split off on their routes. its we're wrapping up today in iowa
a qruick tra george: my family's lived on this farm for three generations. the bakken pipeline would pump dirty crude oil across iowa. patti: the fact that bernie sanders stands up against the pipeline is one of the reasass we support him. george: bernie sanders didn't hesitate to say no to the big oil companies. patti: bernie knows that if we don't act, we threaten the climate and the health of our children. bernie sanders understands that.t. patti: bernie sanders has the guts to just stand up for what he believes in.
westbound is blocked near west branch. according to the d-o-t, it's due to a jacknifed semi -- that's all we know right now eileen is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. getting back intt the 20s for the rest of the week. a few too, but mostly dry during the days. snow showers possible thursday night with a better chance sunday night into monday. thanks for joining us, the today show is nexx and we'll be back in 25 minutes with more news and