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your storm track seven forecast. we are still in the low to mid winds that are turning to the south and eventually to the southwest today. we have a mix of clouds and clear skies, but also a few showers tracking through the state with light snow or flurries this morning and some rain showers for the daylight hours. we will have a chance off and on today, but mainly cloudy skies will stick around all day. highs will be nice.. in the 40s with light winds. the winds will pick up tomorrow and stay breezy through thursday with temps
forecast for you in a few minutes. our top story this morning... an this morning... an uber driver and accused mass shooter is now facing 16 charges. police say he killed six people in michigan. he's being held without bail, as the investigation. "motive remains unclear at this point in time." shooting rampage in michigan. "one of the pieces of evidence that was seized from the suspect was his phone," other key evidence - the handgun police say they found on suspect jason brian dalton... the pistol - consistent with shell casings from all three crime scenes ...perhaps even more disturbing, the 'heavy duty' jacket - capable of concealing a pistol - ... ...which law enforcement says dalton bought less than three hours before the first attack. also, a veritable arsenal - a total of eleven rifles - investigators found at dalton's home... this, as one injured victim is still recovering, expected to survive...
14-year old abigail cough is in critical condition... ...the only survivor in the third and final attack. her father spoke about their little girl... ..even showing sympathy for the suspect's loved ones. "our thoughts are with the dalton family who are also suffering at this time, we want his family to know we don't hold anything against the family." reid binion, kwwl news. charges include six counts of murder, and eight firearms charges. a big surprise for drivers when a small planes crashes into a street and damages several parked cars. this happened in southern california. the f-a-a says the pilot tried to go back to the airport but ended up on a road just south of the airport. thankfully, no reports of any injuries. no word on why the pilot wanted to head back. camille cosby spends hours answering questions about her husband. she must tesitify by way of deposition in a civil suit
involvement in the sexual assaults of seven women. the women accuse bill cosby of defaming them by denying their allegations. the next deposition is set for march 14-th. a group of parents at linn mar high school in marion say their children have been verbally and physically abused by the assistant football coach. in a school board meeting, people spoke out both against and in support of the coaching staff.... accusations range from verbal, to making players pick up glass with their bare hands. despite all of the stories --not everyone believes it. player after player took to the mic defending the coach... "it's just shocking to me because i've been here and i've that we host and none of those stuff has occurred to me or i haven't even seen them so i don't understand what is going on." the allegations have been investigated, and according to the linn-mar principal, no abuse was found. but some parents aren't satisfied...and that's why they
and investigate. new this morning... today, state senators are fighting to prove there's no going back on an expensive mistake. in 2014, the iowa workforce development mistakenly paid about three quarters of a million dollars in unemployment checks. the reporting system had crashed. now some want the people who benefited from that mistake to keep their money... 'you cant get blood out of a and it was really workforce developments fault. iowans came forward and pointed it out and said i want to return the check and they said no.' he believes fighting the mistake will end up being more expensive. he wants to prevent future mistakes and find people who defraud the system intentionally. hell present his proposal on friday. also new this morning -- iowans may be paying more in taxes this year. in his budget, governor branstad
that's when iowa lawmakers allow state tax deductions to mirror federal deductions. if the state stops allowing the breaks...it would mean about 95- million dollars for the state. as teachers, farmers, and small business owners would all be for my farm family alone, it's like asking us to write a check for $62,000 in taxes." additional tax bill that i wasn't expecting." governor branstad originally said the state couldn't afford to allow the breaks while still funding schools. now, he thinks the state can do both, at least for the upcoming year. we haven't seen him a lot in front of the public since he took the job... but today, university of iowa president bruce harreld is expected to lead a town hall meeting. the forum is from 4 to 6 at the pomerantz center on campus. you're encouraged to go and ask questions. the cedar rapids school board has decided to approve a change to next year's school calendar. schools will have an early dismissal on fridays.
students have a late start every monday to make room for teachers to have professional development. decision 2016... the next big date for the republican race to the white house is today republicans are in nevada for the caucuses there. donald trump is expected to win the state... but second place is up for grabs. hillary clinton won the democratic caucuses in nevada on saturday. a new eastern iowa organization is helping students improve their writing and communication skills... and the cost: nothing... kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo... she caught up with one of the directors and some of the students involved with this organzation... it's called the waterloo writing project...and it's dedicated to improvign peoples' writing and communication skills. students come together.... talking about things that are important to them in the community and would want to communicate their writing to an audience... session... there is usually an mics... putting those kids in
always something new or something surprising that these kids do. they always blow me away. everyone who works and mentors the students at the waterloo writing project is a volunteer... this is a soon-to-be nonprofit. 25 percent of iowa's third grader did not meet iowa standards on state tests during the 2014-2015 academic year... but kevin says programs outside of school... like this can help change that... we've got you covered live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. if you would like to learn more about how to get involved in the an iowa mother got more than she ever hoped for. a high school basketball team
gina-lisa tamayo shows us how "the girls will actually get have the ball." number 53 on the court, open, pass her the ball, defend her, making sure she has a clear shot, so she shoots and scores -- cheers ringing throughout the gym. you're watching ashlie's last game as an abraham lincoln high school lynx. "go lynx." "go lynx." as a mother of a teen with down syndrome, heidi hite was surprised ashlie asked to play basketball at her school. happy, but -- as any mom would -- had her reservations. "we live in a society where not everyone is accepted at all times, and so your biggest fear is... i was going to have coach anyway. to see if she could just be part of the team -- not really expecting her to ever play." ...and, to her surprise, she did. "when she first started the program, our plan was to get her in one game. i think the last two seasons, she got in over 20 it's so neat to see these other communities step up."
example of what sportsmanship truly is. "she does all their chants for them. she breaks all the huddles." the team, from seniors all the way down to freshman, accepting ashlie as a teammate, cheerleader, and friend. 123 go lynx it's coming up on today in iowa.... we'll tell you how more americans appear to be trading off credit card debit in favor of building emergency savings. plus... some driving distractions are riskier than others. butone of the biggest may surprise you. a few showers will continue to track through the state today,
here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: stray showers will track through today with breezy conditions tomorrow and thursday. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show a few of those showers off and on today but will be mainly dry. temperatures are mild... we are still in the low to mid 30s in our viewing area and across the state with light winds. they are
south and will eventually turn to the southwest today, but will be northerly by tonight and breezy tomorrow. spotty showers continue to track through the state this morning with another round possible later today, although there isn't much moisture and most of us will probably stay dry. the larger storm system to the south will keep most of the energy and the forecast focus... it will bring strong storms from texas through
great lakes area by thursday... it stays to our east, but we will have some breezy conditions from the low. a few showers may track in, but they viewing area by thursday. temperatures remain mild... midwest highs will be in the 30s mid 30s to mid 40s with north another round of breezy it's coming up on today in iowa.... the best things in life really aren't free. one retailer decides to bump up their free shipping. plus... got milk? once a staple at the dinner table --- but fewer people are grabbing a covered.
feeling pretty confident these days .. a new survey says about half expect the value of their home to go up. 85 percent expect as much as a 10 percent bump in their home's equity. however, industry experts predict a more modest hike between 2 and 5 percent this year. here's more economic news .. a new survey says more than half of americans have more emergency savings than credit card debit. young adults have learned from their parents' mistakes and are more cautious when it comes to saving for that rainy day. only 22 percent have more credit card debt than emergency savings. that's the lowest it's been in six years. a new study suggests some driving distractions are riskier than others. putting on makeup or talking with someone in the back seat had little
driving angry, sad or emotional ... was far worse. speeding was the most dangerous driving behavior -- increasing the risk of an accident by 13 times. starbucks is overhauling its rewards program. the goal is to speed up service at the checkout. under the old program, members got one star per visit -- and it didn't matter how much was spent. as a result, customers were asking baristas to ring up a series of items as separate transactions, slowing down the process. so the new program is based on how much a person spends, not on the number of transactions. "free shipping" just got a little harder to come by for amazon's non- prime shoppers. if you spent enough money, you would get free shipping. ...but amazon just raised the minimum amount -- so now you'll have to shell out 49 dollars before an order ships for free. that's a 40- percent increase from the previous minimum of 35 dollars. this does not affect amazon prime memberships. a new study shows fewer people are drinking milk.
dairy industry - including producers right here in eastern iowa. data from the u-s department of agriculture shows people are drinking less and less of it. we talked to a farmer who says its because there are so many choices now... "probably the biggest thing would be the convienence of the soda pops, the gatorades, the sports drink type items have really taken on big. " with the decline of milk consumption, farmers say they've had to find other ways to store the milk being produced -- like in marketing campaigns, in hopes of getting people to drink more milk. when you're getting ready to have your first child...you immediately start daydreaming about all of the firsts.... but a new mom has already missed so many "firsts" -- because she started fighting for her life the day her daughter was born... as kwwl's nikki newbrough tells us, she's hoping other women can learn from her story. (darin adams, father)"josephine was born at beautiful, baby girl. a miracle for her mommy, laura adams and daddy darin adams. but now, laura is in a
"but you know she has never josephine. you know all of these first" it all started before josephine was born. "around 6:30 in the morning my wife woke me up and said darin we have to go to the hospital and we have to go now." while laura was pregnant she developed gallstones...not uncommon in pregnancy. but that morning, something was seriously wrong. "we were in labor and delivery less than two minutes before the obgyn came in and said i'm calling an emergency c- laura on the otherhand...her condition was declining. moving from icu in marshalltown to mary greeley medical center in ames, to finally the university of iowa hospitals and clinics. "what happened is her pancreas ruptured so it was like a bomb going off inside her body." all from a gallstone. (dr.lillian erdahl, laura's surgical team) "gallstone you know it can it can doeverything
to travel down into the bile ducts that drain down into the intestine and lodge there and block the drainage of the bile." at the time of this interview, due to laura's condition she wasn't able to physically speak with us. her recovery could take up to a year...with a number of surgeries along the way. but she's motivated....just motivated to just be a mommy to baby josephine. "and depending how long the recovery is you know who knows will she hear josephine's first words. will she see josephine crawl. all those things that are important. she may miss out on." " go fund me page for the family has been set up to pay for medical expenses that insurance won't cover. it's already raised more than 47 thousand dollars...and for that, laura's husband is grateful. but for now, laura wants other mothers to learn from her situation. "healthy mom is equally as
all what can i do to make sure i have a healthy do to make sure you are healthy because you do indeed matter." a healthy mommy and baby matters. we've got you covered nikki newbrough kwwl news. laura is taking a big step in her recovery this week. soon she will be transferred to a rehab facility in the area. it's coming up on today in iowa.... new rankings came out of the most popular dog breeds in america.
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she was told she'd never have to leave. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. we are still in the low to mid 30s this morning in the kwwl viewing area with light easterly winds that are turning to the south and eventually to the southwest today. we have a mix of clouds and clear skies, but also a few showers tracking through the state with light snow or flurries this morning and some rain showers for the daylight hours. we will have a chance off and on today, but mainly cloudy skies will stick around all day. highs will be nice.. in the 40s with light
winds will pick up tomorrow and cooling a bit. i'll have that forecast for you in a few minutes. we begin with decision 2016. donald trump is hoping to rack up another win today -- this time in nevada. tracie potts tells us some candidates just wrapped up rallies a few hours ago -- "the men and women in this room have a national bully something wrong with this guy." "the establishment of the republican is waking up to the fact that within a couple of weeks donald trump could be unstoppable." not all voters are convinced: "i just think he has turned this whole thing into a circus." marco rubio is hoping to score here: "we can't win. if we nominate someone, if we nominate someone that half the republican party hates."
anyone believe that donald trump supporters are going to i left my kitchen!" john kasich is seeing protests after signing off to defund planned parenthood in ohio. " i found his comments today to be completely deplorable and that someone is listening out there." he and ben carson rounding out the five republicans left in this race. nevada's caucuses start later this evening turnout isn't expected to be huge. four years ago only 33,000 across the state showed up. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. a cruz aide resigns -- and rubio
rick tyler was the spokesman for cruz. he spread a false story that rubio had criticized the bible. cruz is now looking for a new national spokesman -- as rubio and trump accuse the campaign of playing dirty. the pentagon spells out the plan to shut down guantanamo bay. the price tag won't be cheap. today, the white house will give an outline to congress. the president wants to close the facility -- saying it's used as a recruiting tool by terrorists, and too costly to keep running. the pentagon says it would cost about 500 million to shut it down -- and make changes to other sites that right now, there are 91 people being held there. a high-speed chase comes to a crashing end in a field. officers chased the suspect in oklahoma after he refused to pull over. after about ten minutes -- he goes off the road --barreling through a fence and crashing into some trees. about a dozen officers surround him. he was arrested.
in the car. today, opening statements will be made in a murder trial moved to eastern iowa. alexander fazzino is charged with first degree murder in the death of his wife, emily. her body was found in their home in boone in 2012. her grandfather founded the fareway stores grocery chain. fazzino called police -- saying his wife was unresponsive. he told them he believed emily was trying to kill herself, and that she was addicted to prescription drugs. police investigated it as a homicide -- after the autopsy showed she suffered head trauma. the high profile case was moved to winneshiek county and is expected to take up to three weeks. authorities call it a full court press -- as they search for a murder suspect -- who might be in eastern iowa. kevin edwards is wanted for the murder of a nine- year-old in chicago last year. police believe edwards and two other men lured tyshawn lee into an alley -- where they shot and murder.
edwards brought u-s marshals to a home on randall street in but they did arrest another man -- ryan ellis -- on an unrelated theft charge. u-s marshals wouldn't confirm if edwards had been at the home on randall street -- but they say it's possible he's been in iowa for some time. they want anyone who sees him to call police right away. still no motive in the murder of six people in michigan. prosecutors continue to call the shootings random. jason dalton was in court on monday. he's charged with six counts of murder. authorities say he admitted being involved. they believe dalton shot eight people at an apartment complex, restaurant, and car dealership in kalamazoo saturday night. dalton was an uber driver. the company says it received complaints about him from several passengers saturday night -- including one about erratic driving. but the company won't say whether it talked to him. the parents of a 14 year old girl shot on saturday night -- say their daughter is fighting for her life.
were killed in kalamazoo. at one point her heart stopped beating, but when the teen hope. "everybody needs to get that straight. my daughter is not dead. she is alive and she is fighting for her life. i want everybody to understand that." the teen is in critical condition. a gunmaker wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by sandy hook families. those families lost a loved one in the 2012 mass shooting at the newtown elementary school. they claim the bushmaster ar-15 public... "this is a, an instrument of war, designed for the battlefield, that is sold and marketed to the general public." the gunman killed 20 first-graders and six adults. freedom group, the parent company of the ar-15, says it's protected by a federal law shielding gun manufacturers from most lawsuits. gun rights groups say it's unreasonable to believe a company that makes a legal product would do
somehow acceptable to commit murder with it. a georgia business owner is now requiring his employees to get a concealed carry handgun permit -- and be armed. the company provides risk management services to aircraft insurers. the owner says recent reports about crime concern him -- so he "you're willing to commit to training, commit to becoming an expert on the firearm, and -- also you have to commit to be ready to use it if you have to." the owner says several high- profile business owners with private planes could soon follow his lead and require their employees to carry guns. police are linking a man killed by officers in a hotel lobby to a january homicide. des moines police say d-n-a found in a january murder matched the blood found in the hotel shooting. officers found the body of norma mcneeley inside her home on january 24th. urbandale police shot a man in a
later. detectives say that man is the only suspect in the mcneeley homicide case. a lifetime deal -- does not last. a 97-year-old woman is being evicted from a home she's lived in for more than six decades. marie has lived in this california house for 63 years. could stay in the home for the rest of her life. but now the new landlord is kicking her out... "no, i love this old house. look at all this nice stuff." the new landlord says they were "unaware" of the lifetime agreement. a farmer's nightmare becomes very real. a sinkhole opens up right in the middle of a field. authorities say beneath the surface in texas -- is a form of rock that can dissolve easily in fact -- a similar one popped up six years ago -- which is now about 20 feet wide. if you want a birds-eye view in iowa, you'll have to spend a little time in the classroom.
every one -- so volunteers are being recruited... we want to get people outdoors, too many people are sitting in their living rooms playing video games watching movies, we need to get outside, get active, stay healthy" to become a monitor, you have to take a three and a half hour class - the next class is in clayton county on march fifth. you can learn more about that on our website -- kwwl dot com. a new eastern iowa organization is helping students improve their writing and communication skills... and the cost: nothing... kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo. she caught up with some of the students and organizers to find out what this is all about. it's called the waterloo writing project... a place were students.. ranging from elementary school... to high school... can come and feel comfortable expressing themselves... (sings) dayahna pearson sings her heart out.... for a while.. and she's under a coma and she really loves this song..." for years dayahna
"i am so nervous when i sing..." until she came to the waterloo writing project... a soon-to-be non- profit... that helps students improve their writing and communication skills.... "we start with a dialogue with the studetns and whatever sort of topics or themes come out of that dialogue, we then focus on that with our writing. as the students break out on their own or work wiwth a mentor. then they get a little more motivated.and come up with other ways to express what they're feeling." either through.... acting... (nat) dance....(nat) or music (nat) "we have our open house mics... putting those kids in front of a microphone... audience question: "have you always felt comfortable performing on stage, or did this writing center help you? " there's always something new or something surprising that these kids do. they always blow me away." "the waterloo writing project is a place where i can come and
scared to do it." "i think young love stories are the best..." 25 percent of iowa's third graders did not meet iowa standards on academic tests during the 2014-2015 school year... kevin says programs like this can change that. we've got you covered live in gilbert... kwwl news. if you would like to learn more about how to get involved in the com. we have much more to get to this morning: including a lesson for students that took millions of years to and it's that time of year. some eastern iowa teams are
"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 forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: stray showers will track through today with breezy conditions tomorrow and thursday.
cameras will show a few of those showers off and on today but will be mainly dry. temperatures are mild... we are still in the low to mid 30s in our viewing area and across the state with light winds. they are turning to the south and will eventually turn to the southwest today, but will be northerly by tonight and breezy tomorrow. spotty showers continue to track through the state this morning with another round possible later today, although there isn't much moisture and most of us will probably stay dry. the larger storm system to the south will keep most of the energy and the forecast focus... it will bring strong storms from texas through
great lakes area by thursday... it stays to our east, but we will have some breezy conditions from the low. a few showers may track in, but they look more likely to dry out before they track through our viewing area by thursday. temperatures remain mild... midwest highs will be in the 30s to 50s today with a small cool down tomorrow, but still above normal for the region. we will be in the 40s today with a few showers tracking through. winds turn to the north and start to pick up speed tonight with lows in the mid 20s to low 30s and highs tomorrow climb into the mid 30s to mid 40s with north winds at 10-20 mph gusting higher in the how warm we end up. rain or snow
spring- like weather has an old iowa bridge in a jam. ice is ramming into the wagon wheel bridge near boone. large pieces of ice stick together on the des moines river -- and like dams -- ice jams keep the water back. but once they break free -- like they did over the weekend when water and ice. "you can have several miles of ice backed up that causes a lot of flooding. they're very dangerous -- got a lot of power to them." downstream at ledges state park -- there's a lot of ice building up there -- forcing park rangers to close the lower half of the park. high winds damage a ferris wheel at a park in iowa. the park is home to the river bandits minor league baseball team in davenport. the general manager says the gondola did not fall...but was removed after it was heavily damaged by the winds. wind gusts
the time is iowa state with another tough matchup on the road. the cyclones have their hands full with the mountaineers. plus -- a fish -- and hockey fan in troubled waters. a tradition on the ice that sinks fast. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in manchester, raymond, balltown and all of eastern iowa another night -- another game what's all this nonsense about balls? pink balls, blue, yellow, red. it's hard to keep the whole thing straight. and all these so-called deals?
mountaineers. down eight at the half, but making a run. this is abdel nader with the three. cyclones within three. iowa state would take the lead later -- after a matt thomas three. but the mountaineers and their bench would be too much. west virginia beats the 17th ranked cyclones 97-87. in iowa last night, girls basketball teams hoping to punch their tickets to state. this is a 1-a regional final -- northwood kensett against turkey valley. shelby reicks buries a three-pointer there. she had 21 points. turkey valley celebrates -- winning 67-53. they play mount ayr at state next monday morning. kee high also trying to get to des moines. they took on lynnville-sully. tied late in the second -- kee's kendra cooper with the the pass this game would go to overtime with the keehawks winning. they go to state with a 61-58 win. they play burlington notre dame on monday. springville with a big win last night too. they'll play at state on monday as well. sports are full of tradition -- some
for the university of new hampshire hockey team -- a fan tosses a large fish onto the ice after the team scores its first goal. so here we go --this fan goes for it -- but clearly has a tough time -- taking several tries to get it over the glass. he even drops it right onto a kid sitting behind him. but with great patience -- he eventually gets it onto the ice -- getting the crowd out of their seats. a new exhibit on its way to eastern iowa takes us back in time... a long way back. the exhibit is all about dinosaurs! the national mississippi river museum and aquarium in dubuque gave us a look at the "dinosaurs unearthed," exhibit. it will feature 15 that actually move -- like this one. also, a life-sized 16-foot tall "the fun thing i think for kids in the dig box just like they
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eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. a few showers track through today with breezy conditions tomorrow and thursday. more wind sunday and monday as temperatures cool even more. here's a live look outside at , there's another hour of today in iowa coming up right here on
now on today in iowa... the safety of children at stake. a city council believes it voted to protect people from discrimination...but others fear the vote is a threat to public safety plus...a new mom had never fed her own child. she's been fighting for her own life since giving birth. we share her story in a special
and...encouraging kids to sing and dance...as a way to improve writing. we're looking at a project helping students grow -- it's a story that's new this morning. here's a live look at our good morning it's 6 a-m -- today is . good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with 30s this morning in the kwwl viewing area with light easterly of clouds and clear skies, but and some rain showers for the daylight hours. we will have a nice.. in the 40s with light bit. i'll have that forecast for you in a few minutes. daylight hours. we will have a chance off and on today, but mainly cloudy skies will stick around all day. highs will be