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tv   Early Today in Iowa  NBC  January 28, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CST

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good morning. relatively quiet weather is expected on this thursday. right now we have a minly clear sky across iowa, but just to the north you can see clouds are beginning to track into the area. so once again, we will have a mostly cloudy sky throughout much of the day, however it will be mainly dry. a wider view shows that clouds deck covering much of minnesota. roads are still a bit snow and ice covered, and this is due to the wind blowing the snow around. it is a bit breezy with winds out of the north, and they
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northwest today from ten to twenty miles per hour. temperatures right now here's the storm track 7 live forecast for today. partly about warrer temperatuus, a chance for raiai and snow later tonight is the final republican debate before the iowa is it? another wrinkle is being added hours before the contenders take the stage without doald trump. trump says he's skipping the debate in des moines over a feud with fox news and one of the moderators. instead, trump is holding a rally nearby to benefit veterans. now, super pacs supporting ted cruz are offering one and a half million dollars to veterans charities if trump agrees to debate cruz one- on-one before the caucuses. cruz has already challenged trump to a debate. he says everything's in place if trump agrees to show up. "and i'm going to propose a
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saturday night in sioux city, we already have it reserved." another republican candidate is upping the ante. carly fiorina says she'll donate one and a halfmillion dollals to veterans causes to debate trump and cruz on saturday night. so what do other prominent republicans think about what's happening right now. yesterday, we asked iowa senator chuck grassley whether he thinks trumps decision to skip the that, you can't do it and surely most of the candidates of this make their own decision, and i don't want to second guess those decisions." one county republican chairman in iowa says trump could benefit by making a bigger splash with his own evee tonight. he said -- in the past -- anytime
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something that cost him, it dn't cost him. senator marco rubio calls it all a sideshow. the republican presidential candidate has been running third in the polls in iowa behind trump and cruz. he says it's time for the "all that's very interesting and makes for good television. it doesn't solveur problems. our problems are real and we need to confront them." for the most part, the republicans will spend the day in des moines getting ready for tonight's debate. rubio will be in dubuque tomorrow night for a town hall. his campaign has tumbled down the stretch -- but ben carson says don't count him out on monday night. there's gonna be a big surprise scratting your headsdsnd saying 'what happened here?' we've seen caucus night surprises in the past. we'll have to see if monday night brings any more. it would not be a surprise to see a close finish in the & democratic race... bebeuse the polls show the two
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now. hillary clinton took her campaign to a bowling alley in adel. she talked about the importance of small business -- ad contrasted her positions on the issues with senator sanders. i know that i will be a better asking all of you to go to the caucus monday night because if go forward together in america. clinton says turnout is key on monday night. some politicl experts believe a higher turnout is a better sign for sanders. actress susan sarandon joined sanders at a campaign stop in mason city. you're not gonna get another bought with citizens united and the way this country works you know. this is the only guy." sanders is also calling for three more democratic debates -- including
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now to a developing story this morning... u.s. marshals arrest an iowa man want on multiple state and federal charges. last summer, a warrant went out for cowan godfrey from dubuque. authorities say he's a suspect in a shooting incident ii jackson park. after leaving the state -- authorities were tipped off that he came back -- and was likely inside an apartment on white st. in dubuque. he was then arrested. two dubuque officers are being sued -- accused of using excessive for. the lawsuit claimsmsthe officers pepper-sprayed a woman -- who was pregnant -- her 12- year-old son and 14-year-old daughter. they're seeking punitive damages and compensation for injuries. a police spokesman says they mment about the case. there's a new team on the streets in cedar rapids to help cut down on gun violence. this kind of violence has been on the rise in cedar rapids. this is video is from different shooting investigations in the last year. a new police community action team or p-cat plans to proactively
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"we could say that we're like other communitities because that is true, other communities around the country are also seeing an incidence of gun violence on the rise and they make us fefel better but that doesn't solve the problem." p-cat will not respond to routine calls -- but instead will focus all of their attention on addressingg violenene. a tragic story out of new jersey this morning. a 17-year-old girl is facing first- degree murder charg in the death of a 13-year- old boy. thee boy was shot and killed this month. the suspect is also a suspect in another shooting last fall. a convenien store owner fights back against a thief -- and the whole thing is caught on tape. the suspect asks for cigarettes before pulling out a gun and demanding cash. the owner wouldn't back down. he grabbed a crowbar. eventually, the suspect gave up and left. why did you grab the crow know, because he say, 'give me money, give me and i kill you.
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police are now looking for the suspect. the group that took over a wildlife refuge in oregon had explosives an night vision goggles. that's according to court records in the investigation. reid binion tells us the leader of the group now wants his followers to leave. "please stand down. please stand down." an attorney for oregon armed protest leader ammon bundy... ...reading bundy's statement asking followers to end their armed occupation at the malheur national wildlife refuge. "let us take this fight from here. go home and hug your families. this fight is ours for now in the courts." it came a day aftererprotester lavoy finicum was shot and killed by police during the arrest of bundy and four of s followers. officials say finicum led authorities on a high speed chase, exited his vehicle, and
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opened fire. two additional arrests related to the occupation,were made in burns oregon... ...and a third in arizona. as some protesters stayed at the refuge wednesday in defiance, others left, including three men who were arrested. while ammon bundy wants them all to decamp... ...his father, nevada rancher and activist cliven bundy, disagrees. "they gave up from holding the refuge. that's their only thing that brings you guys out here." i'm reid binion, reporting court records also show workers at the wildlife refuge were prevented from going to work because of threats of violence. many of you remember exactly whre you were 30 years ago today. ththt's when the challenger exploded just 73 seconds after liftoff. the seven astronauts onboard were killed, including christa mcauliffe who was going to be the first teacher in space. in honor of them... today is the 'nasa day of remembrance.' this morning, there will be a ceremony at arlington national cemetery.
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long the cleanup will take after a train derailed near the iowa-minnesota border. it happened tuesday night near reno, minnesota. that's north of new albin. sii cars went off the tracks and into the mississippi. those cars had soybean oil inside. several other cars also went off tracks. three of those had sodium chlorate -- which is used to make paper. canadian pacific says those cars did not go into train derailments. train traffic has picked up considerably in the last year or so and that's where everyone's concern is, especially with the oil tankers, so we're always trying to prepare for them." crews spent much of thday yesterda using heavy machinery to move the cars. an eastern iowa mayor resigns -- along with two other government leaders -- over a zoning dispute. marquette's mayor, a long-time city ccncil member and a board of adjustment member say they're done -- effective immediately. it all hinges on a zoning dispute. a man has been living in a mobile
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house on the same property. it's illegal-- according to city ordinances -- to have a mobile home on that property because it's not property zoned for it. after refusing to give a variance-- the city was taken to court - wherer a judge ordered the city to do it. marquette's city council voted to not appeal the decision-- and "in my best judgement, what flood gates to zoniig issues within the city. basically, we're making an exception because someone was building a very expensive home and we were trying to appease him." marquette's city manager and city attorney have also turned in their resignations. we were told this issue wasn't the sole reason, but played a part. we still have a lot to get to this morning... including a struggling panther team hoping to right the ship on the road. uni highlights coming up. plus a flashback to the 60s. how would you like to fill up for less than 40 cents?
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you can just imagine the lines ofofcars when peopll found out. here's the bus stop forecast. we're talking about warmer temperatures and wintry weather in the days ahead. details coming up the americananeople can't affofo to wait for ideas that sound goodod but will never make it in the real world. the grandmother who has to choose between paying for medicine and paying rent... can't waitit the single mom who desperately needs a raise... can't wait. the student with a mountain of debt can'tait. wean make real progress, right t w. i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing for hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm-hmm
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weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: welcome back and good thursday morning, i'm meteorologist kyle kiel. threat tracker is showing some pretty quiet conditions over the next 48 hours or so. we havee mostly clear skies right now but clouds will be in the area throughout he day today with breezy conditions. the breezy conditions and mostly cloudy skieiecontinues into the day on friday. the wind dies down as
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head into saturday, however, those temperatures will be approaching the 40 degrees mark. after saturday is when things turn a bit more active. there's a slight chance for rain and snow on sunday, but that shouldn't bee a high impact. as we head late into monday nighttnd then through wednesday, we are tracking the potential for a winter storm. now this is still 5 days out, so we are still going over several of the details. but heavy snow is a possibility across the midwest, and here in iowa. right now the trends show the heaviest snow falling across central iowa. there could be a mix to the south. it will be very windy. this system is still well off the pacific coast, and we will get a better idea probably sometime late tomorrow or saturday, as the storm system moves on shore, and our weather balloons can get a handle of the system, so stay tuned. here's the storm trackk7 live doppler radar and satellite. no snow
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however there are clouds to the north that will be tracking into the area. no snow falling righttnow, but it is breezy, we have blowing snow creating some slick conditions on the roadways north of highway 20. the winds right now are out of the northwest from 5 to 15 miles per hour, and at times those will be up to 20 miles per hour. the wind combined with the clouds will allow highs only to w wrm a few degreeee throughout the day. temperatures right now are in the 30s from our weather trackers. here are the temperatures from the rest of the kwwl viewing area. we are all sitting in the lower to middle 30s, which is about 20 degrees warmer than where we should be this time of year. future track shows the clouds with us today. maybe a couple passing flurries. clouds depart tonight, but
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throughout the day on friday. storm track 7 forecast for today has temperatures in the 30s with breezy conditions. it will be mostly cloudy. tonight, partly cloudy with winds dying down and temperatures dropping to the teens and 20s. caucus night looks to be mainly dry with temperatures around 30 degrees. however, late monday night into tuesday is when we see the snow. storm track 7 day forecast shows dry conditions through saturday, then late saturday night into sunday we have a weak coldldfront tracking through giving the chance for a few rain or snow showers, then the potential winter storm late monday through wednesday. it's still to come.
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this morning. because the suggestions being made... are not for students. parents. plus texas is nown for iis cowboys and barbecue. this morning, it also stands out because of its cheap gas. and we mean -- really cheap. you're watching kwwl. we've gott you covered in sageville, saint lucas, blairstown and all of eastern iowa after losing only four games all of last y the person who lives here... has to solve problems as big as the world... and d small as youruritchen table. that's the job. everyday.
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for eight million kids... the nator 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 anynye privatize social security and medicare... or shut down planned parenthood... she'll take on the gun lobby... finally get equal pay for women... and stst the republicans froro ripping all our progress away. so on february first, stand up for hillary. because if you want a president who knows how to keep america safe... and build a 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
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team lost the same number in ten days this month.
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things around at bradley last night. panthers started hot.... wes washpun hits matt bohannon. matt hits the three. 9-2 uni. timeout bradley after that, the panthers keep rolling thanks to paul jesperson. he would hit eight threes. 28 points for pauu as uni wwns 68-50. the panthers host southern illinois on sunday afternoon. we know everything's big in texas. just not the gas prices in one city. for a few hours yesterday, people in sunray, texas could fill up for 39-cents a gallon. the price hasn't been that low since 1969. the compapay behind it said they did it to show their customers how much they appreciate them. the school dress code becomes an issue -- for parents -- in england. not for kids... for parents. after some parents showed up wearing pajamas to their child's christmas performances -- the school sent a letter. they say they want parents to dress appropriately. people
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else, should be able t t fetch the kids to school in whatever they can as long as they get here." as you might imagine, the letter has gottttn a lot of attention on social media. the time now is it may be time for that morning workout. one device that's become very popular is now under the mimiroscope in court. find out why next. fitbit could be the hottest fitness the person who lives here... has to solve problems as big as the world... and as small a a your kitchen t tle. 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...
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finally get equal pay for women... and stop the republicans from ririing all our progress away. so on february first, stand up for hillary. because if you want a president who knows how to keep america safe... and build a 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
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tracker on the market. so many people now have the bracelets that track your steps -- and in some cases your heart rate. but rrght now -- as mary this year -- the word health is almost synonymous with these brightly colored bracelets at the gym or work -- but the get you in shape -- but do the wearabbe trackers work? this month -- fitbit was hit with a class action lawsuit -- alleging fraud. according to the suit -- two of the company's heart rate accurately mmasure your heart rate. and that could be potentially dangerous.
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looking to push their heart rates past a certain mark. the suit surprised consumer reports -- who tested and recommended the fitbit charge h-r and the fitbit surge. so -- consumer reports retested the devices. and compared fitbit's products with another device that has proven accuracy --the polar h-7 chest strap. the consumm reports testers again found both fitbit models were on point. and if there was a variance between the polar device or the fitbit -- it was no more than three beats per minute. which isn't big. but consumer reports noticed one exception. the fitbit charge h-r would give moreeinaccurate readinn at higher intensity workouts depending on where that strap directions and wear the device in the place it recommends -- the monitor is accurate. while consumer reports says it will keep an eye on the surge e nd the fitbit h-r
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i'm mary moloney. today in iowa continues with the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist kyle kiel. kyle kiel is back with another one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend be sure that everybody in this room and every childdin this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
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storm track 7 day forecast shows dry conditions through saturday, then late saturday night into sunday e have a weak cold front winter storm late monday through
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"you the american people can't afford to wait for ideas th sound good on paper... but will never make it in the real world.
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paying for medicine and paying rent... can't wait. the single mom who desperately needs a raise... can't wait. the student with a mountain of debt can't wait. we can make real progress, right now. i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing... m caucusing for hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. now on today in iowa... a former hawkeye football star had brain damage at the time of his death. his mother hopes his death can lead to awarenees. plus... one of the top polling republican candidates is skipping tonight's event in des moines...and is holding his own event in the city instead. a wrestler is no longer undefeated. but it doesn'' matter to him...because of who he lost to. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm trrk seven

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