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plus... an iowa police chief and a rapper join forces to stop violence. and an iowa boy meets his favorite country singer. a lot went into this special meeting a few days ago... good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan s here now with your storm track seven
good friday. we'll start out the day with a mostly cloudy sky, but clouds will decrease leading to a mostly sunny sky for the aftetenoon hours. highs will be in the middle 30s to low 40s with a wsw wind 5-10. tonight will be mostly clear with lows in the 20s. saturday we will get a taste of spring with highs in the lower to middle 50s with a mostly sunny sky. we are tracking a system that could bring stray shower on sunday, but most of us stay dry. temperatures will be mild through monday. after our taste of spring, reality sets back in early next week. we are tracking the potential for snow in parts of iowa and the midwest tuesday. ririht now, model guidance s been giving us several different solutions during each run, and we are not getting much consistency. what we do know -- there will be a major storm in the midwest that could potentially havvan impact on our weather. the exact placement of the storm will determine our temperatures, and therefore, the type of precipitation. we will continue
this morning authorities are still trying to get a handle on what happened in texas. four are dead, 14 are injured in a shooting spree. the gunman opened fire inside a manufacturing plant where he worked. a police officer who shot and killed the suspect is being called a hero who a massive police presence outside of the excel industries plant in hesston, inside the building described a chaotic scene. "everybody was ruvning, people were screaming, people were crying, we just didn't know all of a sudden pop pop pop, i started running too. when it was over four people were killed including the gunman, more than a dozen wounded, many critically. witnesses say the suspect.. who ww an employee of the plant.. was armed with an assault style weapon and a handgun. police say the man also shot and wounded three people he encountered on the way to the plant before in his way." the first officer to
went inside of that place and about 150 people were inside the plant at the time of they do have leads on what may have triggered the attacker. in hesston, kansas, sarah plake for nbc news. police don't have a motive yet, but say teterorism was notota factor. today is the deadline for apple to respond to the department of justice -- and a new court order. the issue is over the phone
bernardino shooters. federal authorities want apple to unlock the phone as part of their investigation. if it stands up to legal challenges, apple would be forced create a nfw software that would remove the passcode the shooter's i-phone. a historic home catches fire almost exactly one- hundred years after another massive fire there. flames shooting through the estate in rhode island. built between 1870 and 1880, mayfield cottage was destroyed in a 1916 fire that left few rooms standing. the property was sold to owners who built a new house in its place. a family has a brave neighbor to thank for saving their lives. this happened in rochester, minnesota -- less than an hour from the iowa border. a neighbor called 9-1-1 and then went insii the home to search for people. he found one man and the family's pets and got them all out safely. "it was just instinct. i knew the fire was bad, i could see the flames in the garage and knew it was going to get to the house etty quickly." the fire caused more than 100- thousand dollars in damage...but
one was hurt. onto decision 20--6 coverage... last nnght's g-o-p ddbate was the last showdown before super tuesday next week. and marco rubio and ted cruz came out swinging. they piled on donald trump in order to stop his momentvm. rubio in particular unleashed a series of attacks on trump we haven't seen in the campaign so far... including mocking his self-named "trump university"... but you would't know anything about it because you're companies. you've bankrupted... no, i -- and you know why? you know why? i don't know anything about... you know why? ... starting a university, and that was a fake university. a one at a time. there are people who borrowed $36,000... hold on. one at a time, mr. $36,000 to go to a university... and by the way -- and by the ... and by the way... and you know what they got? they got to take a picture with lawsuits. that's what they got for $36,000.
away. the next republican debate is scheduled for thursday of next week, in detroit. iowa's capital reached its highest homicide rate in two decades last year. now a rapper is using music to speak out against violence. he wants to promote a better relationship with police. ryan smith talks to him about the project started after the song, "wake up, iowa." "it's all keeps, who at one time was left for dead on the streets of "everybody goes through something," keeps said. "it's how you come out of it, and i want to teach people how to come moines police department's facebook page, whiih promoted the song's s eaceful message. "will's heart is in the right place, and he's all in," wingert said. "to be able to use his talents in this way, i think it helps are making an impact in places most plice officers can't.
people that we wouldn't reach through our normal means, he can reach them through the music," wingert said. the community outreach is so effective, the police chief stepped himself, making an appearance in the video for keep's next single, "we fight," a track encouraging unity among police, communities and everywhere in between. "i'm done saying all cops are bad, all blacks are bad, all whites are bad," keeps said. names or stop sayinn everybody, because all of us ain't bad." the music video will be released on social media march first. an 8-year-old boy as spent most his life in the hospital...
his favorite country star.. wi the help of people all over the world... he was able to do that this past weekend at thth u-n-i campus. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in the newsroom... she got to meet this little guy and his mom to hear their story. mason city.... but his mommtold me things haven't been easy.. he was born at 23 weeks just one pound and seven ounces.... and since then he's been through a lot... his mom says he has mild cerbal palsy....epilepsy.... he's also spent most of life on dialysis and has to have a shunt drain extra fluid from his bran.. but l lst weekend was one he "when luke walked in the room, joseph just ran up to him. um. and he said i made it le. i it was a dream come true." and thestory behind this
is pretty incredible... the video you are seeing right now was made by joseph.. with the help of his teacher and school aid. the video blew up on the internet... and eventually luke bryan heard about this little guy because of how popular he was on social media.... so they met-up at the we've got you covered live in the newswsoom... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. luke signed joseph's shirt at the end of their meet-up... the singer told the boy... you're the boy blowing up my twitter feed. people really wanted us to meet. it's coming up on today in iowa.... some abandoned buildings in eastern iowa are getting new life. a special report coming up... here's the bus stop forecast. we've got a spring like weekend before a chance for wintry weather next week. all the details coming up in
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mostly sunny sky for the afternoon hours. highs will be in the middle 30s to low 40s with a wsw wind 5-10. tlnight will be mostly clear with lows in the 20s. saturday we will get a taste of spring with highs in the lower to middle 50s with a mostly sunny sky. we are tracking a sstem that could bring stray shower on sunday, but most of us stay dry. temperatures will be mild through monday. after our taste of spring, reality sets back in earlynext week. we are
potential for snow in parts of wa and the midwest tuesday. right now, model guudance has been giving us several different solutions during each run, and we are not getting much consistency. what we do know -- there will be a major storm in the midwest that could potentially have an impact on our weather. the exact placement of the storm will determine our temperatures, and ththrefore, the type of
continue to monitor this situation, and bring you up to date with the latest on kwwl. we'll start out the day with a mostly cloudy sky, but clouds will decrease leading to a mostly sunny sky for the will be mostly clear with lows of spring, reality sets back in major storm in the midwest that to moniir this situatton, and with lows in the 20s. saturday temperatures will be mild guidance has been giving us on our weather. the exact
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but so many others are gone. kwwl's macleod hageman explains where we were -- and maybe most (nats... retrtr commercial: hi there, from the rath packing company out development here at rath.") a the rath packing company wa once of one of iowa's largest employers with neely 9-thousandd workers at its peak. but after the company shut its doors -- most nearby businesses followed suit. survived. "it's been a great area. it really has." jess boatright has been barbering in the neighborhood for more than 62 yes. "we had three or four restaurants, half a dozen taverns. a shoe cobbler. we had everything, but when rath went down they just couldn't make a living." even though it's been several decades -- and all that's left is an empty building across the street -- jess recalls when business was booming -- and even cutting howard rath's hair.
because i was only 22. he would always come in and say, 'ok, always say, "yeah, but you hear more stuff than i do.'" "by the mid 80s, the rath packing cooany was boarded up and shutdown, leaving behind a skeleton of american history. now today, a portion of the company or building is occupied by crystal distributions, a refigerated warehouse, but a majority of the property looks like this. it's boarded up, abandoned and forgotten." "it'll never get done." (nats6.. horse race) across town in 1986 -- high hopes at the former waterlooo greyhouu park -- where optimistic investors expected big profits. "i think it's going to do really well. i think it's going to be successful financially." but optimism eventually turned to disappointment when the track closed in the mid nineties -- leaving behind a vacnt building -- that soon became vandlized.
in litigation -- but a court date is set this summer to see how it can be improved. (nats... construction.) "it just kills me. i just go, 'what used to be in there, and why did it fail? cedar valley market president -- douglas wright. "i'm a manufaturing guy at heart." says the vacant vietnoodles on university avenue will become a new bank within the year." "every time i see something that could be better, i think what could we be making in that building?'" in dubuque -- a community trying to close the door -- (nats... door shutting) -- on on- going disinvestiment in the washington neighborhood. " it turned out really nice." ron fritz works with t four mounds foundation and the city of dubuque. these groups work together to make sure homes don't fall into disrepair -- by teaching high schoolstudents carpentry skills. "the thing we noticed is that neighbors started doing little things to fix up their houses. it does increase the value of the neighborhood, no dodobt about it." "acccording to organziers, the city buys delapitated homes, and students work on the project until it's ready for sale -- which opens the door for
time homebuyers that not only improves the neighborhoooo but the coounity." "it's so exciting and overwhelming." first-time home buyer tami paisely. "i just want to move." says this opportunity changed her family's life. "alllthe construction they had to do. it's just marvelous." four-mounds executive director chris happ olson says this marks their 30th revamped home. "neighbors really see the difference." projects tytyically take a year to complete -- from adding new flooring -- repairing wiring -- and even revamping the plumbing. (nats... water on) "we increase home ownership, and it really y elps improve the neighborhood." turning abandoned into appealing... we've got you covered in eastern iowa -- macleod hageman (nats.... ribbon cutting/mpplause) -- kwwl news. (applause.... applause fades out.) totoearn more about about
projees, and succeces stories -- you can visit our website at kwwl dot com. meantime -- right here at kwwl -- we're hard at work revamping our own building and parking lot. we earlier relocated the station's satellite dishes from the top of our building to lot. now -- we're sawing through the third and fourth floor levels --- to make way for a new stairwell. to follow the process -- you can visit our website at kwwl dot com. a california couple has just husband and wife. to the fact that they follow the
each other before falling asleep. the happy couple says they've walked holding hands nearly e eery day for the last 70- years. they have two kids, one grandchild -- and a recently-born great-grandchild. here's a live look at the decorah eagle cam. we have some good news to share with you his morning the raptor resource project posted on their facebook pae that a thii egg was llid this season just before 7 o'clock last night. storm track seven meteorologist kyle kiel has your storm track 7 forecast next. this is today in iowa on kwwl. storm drack seven meteorologist eileen loan is back with another we stop arthritis pain, so you don't have e stop. tylenol 8hr arthritis pain has two layers of pain relief. the first is fast. the second lasts all day.
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in a category it would rather avoid... but there's some good news about emergencies on the farm. technology improves the odds of a rescue. plus -- a mass shooting at a lawn care company. this morning, we'll have the latest on the investigation. five republicans go toe to toe... as one candidate struggles to get airtime. good mmning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher.
now with your storm track seven forecast. good friday. we'll start out the day with a mostly clldy sky, but clolods willlldecrease leading to a mostly sunny sky for the with a wsw wind 5-10. tonight will be mostly clear with lows in the 20s. saturday we will get a taste of spring with h ighs in the lower to middle 50s with a mostly sunny sky. we are tracking a ssstem that could bring stray shower on sunday, but most of us stay dry. temperatures will be mild through monday. after our taste of spring, reality sets back in early next week. we are duririg each run, and we are not to monitor this situation, and the big story this morning:
kansas. four people dead -- including the gunman. 14 others huut. authorities say the shooter went inside a business in hesston, kansas and started firing. the business is a lawn care company -- where the gunman wored. "he yelled hey, and then boom, boom, boom and proceeded to go into the building." condition. the shooter was killed by the first officer able to get thhre. "this is a horrible situation, fire he went inside of that place and saved multiple, multiple lives. a hero, as far as i'm concerned." law enforcement then surrounded the suspect's home. a person inside -- believed to be the shooter's roommate -- refused to let officers inside. investigators in michigan are
up to a mass shooting there. six people were killed when jason dalton allegedly went on a five-hour shooting rampage on saturday. last night -- a vigil for the victims. new video shows a confrontation between a man with a machete and police in houston. police say the man was angry when he missed his chance to buy a bus ticket. he confronted deputies -- and swung the machete at them. investigators say he was shot and killed after he attacked a deputy. this morning, a professor is out of a job after run-ins with student journalists. the university of missouri fired melissa click. she was cut loose for interfering with journalists who were trying to cover campus protests last year. in one confrontation -- she called for some "muscle" to remove a photographer... "i think as an individual that what occurred was so damaging to this university in so many ways, i think this is columbia community." she can appeal the decision, but
did. a grand jury will now hear the case involving an n-f-l quarterback. johnny manziel is accused of attacking his ex- girlfriend colleen. manziel plays for the browns. police in texas has passed the case on to the courts. continuing coverage of a murder trial in winneshiek county. family members take the stand. alex fazzino is charged in the death of his wife, emily. her body was found in their home in boone. the case was moved to decorah because of pre-trial publicity. she didn't know anything about emily's addiction to prescription medication. had one. ammie talked about the night she lost her sister. "i kissed her. where was alex fazzino whenever you saw emily's downstairs." testimooy continues ater today. this morning, a waterloo woman is in intensive care after being
amy garretson was hit wednesday night nearareast fourth ann laffyette -- following a dinner at jameson's. witnesses say- she was in the cross walk. we spoke with her husband -- who's with her in the hospital. he says he's disappointed the driver was not ticketed... "this was not something thatat neighbooood i think it's very important drivers are held accountable in circumstances like this." he says amy is in the i-c-u in iowa city. more people got trapped in grain bins in iowa last year... than in any other state. thats what a new study from purdue university says. in the summer of 20-13... a man was rescued after being trapped in a grain bin near iowa falls. a firefighter won an award for that rescue says using "grain bin rescue tubes" made that rescue possible. that was the only way tat we but using these tubes ww
how we got to him. the study shows iowa led the nation with seven emergencies a year ago, the true numberould be even higher. the study says it believev some casess are not reported. the presidential hopefuls have their sights set on super tuesday. 12 states decide. the republicans hope their peformance at last night's debate will have an impact down the stretch. edward lawrence tells us it was the debate, contentious! "first of all, this guy is a team to knock krump out of favor with voters. "anyone who really cared about illegal immigration wouldn't be hiring illegal immigrants." "you're the only person on this project illegally. you hired some ..." "no, no. i'm the only one on this stage who's hired people. you haven't hired anybody." senator marco rubio went on an all out offensive against trump
immigration ideas but his health care plan, among other issues "so, that's the only part of the plan? just the lines?" "the nice part of the plan -- you'll have so many different plans." "now he's repeating himself." "talk about repeating himself, i watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago." "i just watched you repeat yourself five times five seconds ago." the fighting led to this moment by en carson.. wpo felt he could not get airtime.. "can somebody attack me please?" last night's debate sets the stage for voters to decide on super tuesday.. donald trump is winning all the polls in the super tuesday states except one.. state he already represents in congress. live in washington..
president obama says the u-s will keep using a full range of tools to go after isis. he thanked the secretary of state john kerry and u-s allies for their work in the fight against the "reach a cessation of hosttlities in the civil war. none of us are reasons for skepticism, but history would judge us harshly least trying to end this terrible conflict with diplomacy." he says all levels of law enforcement are working together to "prevent attacks" on u-s soil. a tornado that carved a path through virginia had winds that topped 160 miles an hour. three people from one family were killed by a twister in waverly, virginia
his dad and grandpa -- all died. the& tornado was on the ground for 13 miles -- damaging more than 100 homes. a bill making its way through the legislature could help iowa schools combat bullying... the legislation would allow students -- who are victims -- to enroll in another school and immediately be eligible to play in varsity sports. right now, the law calls for students who transfer to wait 90 days before they're eligible. the bill was approved by the house wednesday and now hees to the senatee the senate is trying to make roads safer for cyclists. have to move into a different lane when they pass a cyclist. "i bike more than i drive these a driver is distracted or gets too close to you, it definitely sends some chills down your back.' the rule does not apply when there is a bike lane in place. the bill now goes to the house.
his life in the hospital meets his favorite country singer. and it all started witit a video... kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in the newsroom... she caught up with the this little boy and his mom.... it all started with a video made in mason city... a video that spread across the internet and the world... eventually country star luke (nat) you could say this it captures the moment when 8-year-old joseph got to room and joseph just ran up to him and he said i made it luke. i made it. joseph-i made it luke. (smiles)" mom- " i mean my heart just dropped." this special meeting started with a simple video uploaded online. (nat of online video) jospeh made it with the help of his teacher and school aid....explaining everything joseph has been through mom- " he pretty much spent the last seven years in a ana why it was important for joseph to meee
suffering that he has gone through... he used luke bryan to sooth him." "hi luke." the vide blew up on social media mom-"people all over the world we didn't even know." and pretty soon a radio station helped joseph get tickets joseph- "oh my gosh." to luke's concert in cedar falls... joseph- "at the u-n-i dome." and joseph got to meet the country star face- to-face... mom- "all the stuff he ever experienced in le was over medical problems and disasters so this would be the first time that he put a dream out there..." joseph- "it was a dream come
when luke bryan met joseph... he told him.. so you're the guy that blew really wantnt us to meet. the newsroom... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. get the ticket's to luke's concert... we have a lot to get to this morning: what's on tap? how about pesticide in some beers. that's what a watchdog group is saying... so how big of a deal is it? we'll find out. plus, they're magical, they're mythical... but this is a little spooky. police hunt for a runaway animal... an animal that sure looks like a unicorn. here's the bus stop forecast. we've got a spring like weekend
chance for wintry weather next week. all the details coming up in just a few minutes. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan. this is todayayn 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: good morning i im meteorologist kyle
we'll start out the day with a mostly cloudy leading to a mostly sunny sky for the afternoon hours. highs will be in the middle 30s to low 40swith a wsw wind 5-10. tonight will be mostly clear with lows in the 20s. saturday we will get a taste of spring with highs in the lower to middle 50s with a mostly sunny sky. we are tracking a system that could bring stray shower on sunday, but most of us stay dry. temperatures will be mild through monday. after our taste of spring, reality sets back in early next week. we are tracking the potential for snow in parts of wa and the midwest tuesday. right now, model guidance has been giving us several
solutions during each run, and we are not getting much consistency. what we do know -- there will be a major storm in the midwestthat could potentially have an impact on our weather. the exact placement of the storm will determine our temperatures, to monitor this situation, and bring you up to date with the latest on kwwl. we'll start out for the afternooohours. highs
we will get a taste of spring with highs in tracking a system that could bring stray shower on sunday, but most of us stay dry. temperatures will be mild through monday. after our taste of spring, iowa and the midwest tuesday. the midwest that could to monitor this situation, and will be n the middle 30s to low early next week. we are getting much consistency. what bring you up to date with the latest on kwwl. depending on where the snow goes... it could mess up a contest. they're guessing when the ice will melt in the northwoods of wisconsin. to help, a life-size loon is now on a lake, so when the ice melts, the loon will sink and spring will be celebrated...
automatically stops as a weight goes down it stops the clock, so then we know the time and tt day that the ice went out." last year the loon hit the water on april 12th. it's a rare move by a well-known department store. several locations will be closed. that story plus a police chase that has people asking... did i really see that? could that really be a unicorn? you're watching kwwl. we've got u covered in dunkerton, postville, shell rock and all of
kohl's is closing 18 down for a month. the retailer has 12-hundred storescross the counlry -- so closing 18 might not seem like a big deal... until you consiier this. the c-e-o says it's likely the first time in the company's history it'll close more than one store at the same time. kol's has storesin 17 cities across iowa. we don't know if any iowa locations will be affected. the list will come out at the end of march. no one is raising their glass to celebrate this. a watchdog group says it found traces of a pesticide in german beers. it checked the 14 most popular beers in germany and found small traces of a pesticide used to kill weeds. some studies suggest this pesticide couldcause cancer, but the government says the small amount found in the beer is not
it's time to make plans to come back to earth for astronaut scott kelly -- who's been in space for quarters at the johnson space center for several hours of medical tests and end at about 3 in the morning. then i'm gonna go home and jump in my pool." that was kelly's final news conference from the international space station. he heads back to earth on tuesday to end nasa's longest space flight. it's a scene right out of a child's imagination: a unicorn running free. this is juliette. she's a 20-year-old pony who spends her days making people's dreams come true by posing as a unicorn for pictures. this week, she got loose -- still wearing the unicorn horn. people tried to catch her -- as she ran close to traffic. finally -- someone was able to bring her back home. she was not hurt, police say
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now on today in iowa...at least three victims are dead, more than a dozen people hurt after someone opens fire at a workplace. plus...a historic building goes up in flames...nearly 100 years to the date since the last fire there. and abandoned promises. we're looking at what cities are doii about the many empty buildings across eastern iowa...in a special report. 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 is here now