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now on today in iowa -- more than a year after a child died -- an arrest made in waterloo. plus -- a near miss in cedar rapids. businesses thankful for the floodwall built to protect them. and a school counselor who kept she's being called a hero. a sheriff says she saved lives -- because she stayed calm. i'm jerry gallagher. let's check on your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan. good morning. we are starting the morning with mainly low to mid 50s in the kwwl viewing area.... winds
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northeast today keeping us from warming up much. plus, we have clouds tracking in from the east that will cover the state by midday. and they may have a stray shower with them... highs will climb into the mid to upper 60s with northeast winds taking over. we keep a chance of rain into the weekend. i'll have those details in a few minutes. northeast today keeping us from warming up much. plus, we have clouds tracking in from the east that will cover the have a stray shower with them... highs will climb into the mid to upper 60s with northeast winds taking over. we keep a chance of rain into the weekend. i'll have those details in a few minutes. a developing story this morning. 16 months of waiting. now -- a waterloo woman faces
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kristi buss is charged with child endangerment resulting in death. her four-year-old daughter gracie was found unresponsive in their home last year. the autopsy shows she died of severe head trauma. last year, some of her relatives told kwwl they believed gracie's injuries were caused by someone. buss is in the black hawk county jail on a 75- thousand-dollar bond. handcuffed and slammed on the ground. this mornin- mother of someone the waterloo police department paid to stay silent. this is the video of malcolm anderson. he was 17 when he was thrown to the ground outside the hospital. anderson was assaulted after bringing someone to the hospital -- a person he found stabbed in a city park. in a settlement the city paid anderson 95- thousand dollars and an extra 5- thousand to keep quiet. "you know that these officers, certain ones have had incidents, it is not a good look or faith without reprimand.
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but some of his decisions, i had an issue with." kwwl spoke with the police chief -- he says he can't comment on the settlement. however he did say he is excited for what the future of waterloo holds. you can go home again. that's what the cedar rapids mayor is telling homeowners. the curefew in the city will lift permanently at seven this morning. then -- homeowners and business owners who were evacuated can start moving back at noon. still -- the city is asking people who do not own property in the flood zone -- to stay out. restaurants and grocery stores in the flood zone must have the public health department visit before re-
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courthouse are still closed this morning. we're getting a live look at the courthouse now, the jail is right behind it. some inmates are back in the jail. the men are. the women will return in the next few days. people arrested in linn county are now being taken to the jail -- instead of other locations. the paramount theatre says it's reopening this weekend after weathering the flooding in cedar rapids. the theatre took out the chairs from the main floor last sunday to be safe. this cafe --brewhemia -- is brewing -- or breathing a sigh of relief. they just opened a few weeks ago. the owner says he was expecting four feet of water. but brewhemia stayed dry -- and the owner says he's grateful for the hesco barriers. "when we saw those flood walls i actually had hope, i was like we are going to survive this." "it was a god-send it was a prayer answered, dodged a bullet." he feels for the buisnesses on the
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will get plenty of support. in the field and under water. this is video from forest city -- which saw flooding. a fifth generation farmer trying to harvest the corn. decision 2016 coverage -- hillary clinton promising to pevent flooding. she held an early voting event in des moines yesterday. our campaign, along with thousands of people, came out and helped to put the sand bags president, we're gonna have a big infrastructug we're going to help prevent flooding in places like cedar rapids. clinton will be in florida today. donald trump campaigns in another swing state today. he'll be in michigan today after being in new hampshire
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this week. trump could change the way he prepares for his next debate with hillary clinton. he might lean on new jersey governor chris christie for help. one source says he was "brutally honest" about rtmusp' performance the other night. for a debate recap and more political insight --check out the blog from kwwl political analyst and uni associate professor, dr. chris larimer. you can find a link to that on our website kwwl dot com. morning: a terrifying day on the tracks. investigators are trying to figure out why a commuter train crashed into a station in new jersey yesterday. one person was killed more than 100 others were hurt. jay gray brings us up to date on the investigation. in just minutes... the morngin rush unraveled... "i have heavy structural damage. i have people trapped on the train. major major casualties " train 16-14 on the new jersey
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line -- sped into the hoboken station... slamming into and then over the bumpers at the end of the track.. "it was just, it was horrific. it was an explosion of concrete dust, electrical wires." the canopy above the terminal collapsed... falling to the ground - along with steel beams.. bricks.. and shattered glass... thirty-four-year- old fabiola bittar de kroon was standing on the platform.. the hoboken resident.. and mom.. was killed by falling debris.. "we just heard people screaming in the first car that they were p couldn't get out..." more than 100 .. on and off the train were injured - including the engineer who said to be cooperating with the national transportation safety board investigation into the crash... witnesses say the train never seemed to slow down... ntsb agents hope to get key data from the crash.. from the train's "black box." from the event recorder we hope to get information such as speed and breaking. investigators have access to the locomotive.. but to this point.. structural damage to the station has kept
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jay gray - nbc news - hoboken, new jersey the engineer is now out of the hospital and talking to investigators. the tulsa officer charged with manslaughter is in court later today. she's the officer -- accused of shooting and killing terence crutcher two weeks ago. video shows crutcher walking away from the officer with his arms in the air. her attorney says she started firing when he started reaching have said he did not have a gun on him or in his s-u-v. in court today -- the teenager accused of shooting three people at a south carolina school this week. two students and a teacher were wounded at the school. one boy -- a six- year-old -- is fighting for his life. he's in critical condition after being shot on the playground. this morning, a school counselor is being called a hero --- for being calm -- as she confronted a
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the student came to her office to vent about other teachers -- at one point showing her a loaded handgun. after 45 minutes, she convinced him to give up the gun and called for help. "she did something that even the most experienced law enforcement officer couldn't do." she's been a counselor for 10 years. the sheriff says she single-handedly saved many lives. a kidnapping like one out of a a man pleads guilty to kidnapping his own wife in a story that drew comparisons to the plot of "gone girl" he kidnapped her, then emailed her boyfriend demanding ransom, then eventually released her. it happened in california. at first -- police called it a hoax. it wasn't until the man was arrested for burglary that "this is not a man whose fancy law degree or background should give him a pass. this is a man who deserves to do life
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he could face life in prison... but prosecutors have agreed as part of his guilty plea to recommend a maximum of 40 years. the body of a 13 year old girl -- missing for five years -- has been found. she wasn't reported missing for two years. her adoptive parents said she n true. her parents are behind bars for fraud charges unrelated to her disappearance. time now is xxx. a moving image of a laughing adolf hitler is part of a light show. during tests for this show in berlin -- one shocked driver called police. the faces of more than a dozen famous people tied to berlin's history are projected onto buildings in the
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only hitler is silent. images that glorify nazis are banned in germany -- but exceptions are made for pieces of art. an arrest at a black lives matter rally -- because of what one student wore. the student showed up wearing a gorilla mask and waving a banana. it happened at east tennessee state university. he's now charged with civil rights intimidation. do that you have to be strong." the university says there is no place for what the student did... and it's outraged. we've got much more to get to this morning: in ten minutes -- an incredible reaction to a practice putt. why is everyone celebrating? plus -- the rain just keeps
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something we just saw last week. a lot of rain in one day -- and now flooding rescues because of it. we are starting the morning off mainly clear, but clouds are tracking into the area
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forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather at information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: most of our rivers are dropping right now and should be back in their banks this weekend. the mississippi is behaving as well. a few showers may track through the area today and tomorrow, but we are not expecting much in the way of accumulation. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras may catch a stray shower this afternoon as clouds increase throughout the area. temps are in the low to mid 50s this
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40s again out to the west. winds will start from the north and turn to the northeast today as the system to our east tracks back to the west a bit. it may bring a few showers to our area later today and linger into saturday. we stay relatively cool... in the 60s and 70s over the region today and tomorrow. increasing clouds today with a few showers possible. highs in the mid to upper 60s as winds turn to the northeast. we only drop into the mid 50s tonight with areas of fog and a few showers tracking through. saturday will be mainly cloudy with a few showers tracking throd upper 60s. we dry out for sunday through tuesday with highs climbing back into the low to mid 70s for a bit. more storms track through low to mid 50s this morning in our viewing area with 40s again out to the west. winds will start from the north and turn to the northeast today as the system to our east tracks back to the west a bit. it may bring a few showers to our area later today and linger into saturday. we stay relatively cool... in the 60s and 70s over
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clouds today with a few showers possible. highs in the mid to upper 60s as winds turn to the northeast. we only drop into the mid 50s tonight with areas of fog and a few showers tracking through. saturday will be mainly cloudy with a few showers tracking through and highs in the mid to upper 60s. we dry out for sunday through tuesday with highs climbing back into the low to mid 70s for a bit. more storms track through wednesday with some showers on thursday.
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quieter day in north carolina. 25 water rescues were made yesterday. heavy rain cause flooding. some spots saw 10 inches. i'm thankful to them that they cared enough, they came out here and did everything they could to help us." so far -- no injuries have been reported -- but they could see more rain today. the time is this morning -- a well-known movie director is taking heat because of what he's saying about diversity on screen. plus -- many pro athletes who
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who are responsible. some golfers did. but did it backfire? you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in la porte city, readlyn, lansing and all of eastern iowa. one of the best h woman: huh. congressman blum is a tea party member. we've shut down the government before. woman: blum voted to cut social security. we've got to raise the retirement age. woman: blum would raise the retirement age to 70. then there's monica vernon... while raising three daughters. she'll fight for equal pay for equal work. monica vernon gets it.
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practice round. the ryder cup between the u-s and europe starts this morning in minnesota. during a practice round a fan started heckling the european team for missing puts. so they called him out. they challenged him to walk out on the green and try the putt himself. so he did. watch what happens. the crowd erupts. he also won one- hundred bucks -- put down by one of the european they heard me which was insane, and then they brought me out which happened, but overall, that was a pretty cool experience, i'd go ahead and do that again, i'd go ahead and do that again, that
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eastern iowa native zach johnson is playing for team u-s-a. you can watch coverage of the ryder cup on kwwl this weekend. director tim burton is on the hot seat this morning -- and answering questions about diversity -- or a lack thereof -- in his movies. his new film -- "miss peregrine's home for pcu out this weekend. it tells the story of an orphanage housing supernaturally gifted children. the only non- white actor to have a significant role is samuel l. jackson, who plays the villain. he was asked about that and said it's about what the movie or show calls for. he said he remembers watching the brady bunch and would be offended because they started to get politically correct when they had an asian child or an african american on the show.
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into your household. as mark barger shows us -- special devices can bring parents peace of mind. the sound that puts any parent on
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he tested several new alert items with his own infants. "i was obviously a little bit skeptical that any gadgets were going to make our lives any easier with twins" and set up was not always "they're both screaming their heads off in the middle of the night and you're trying to set up some of this stuff and its almost li ketrying to set up a vcr" the 'owlet bootie' tracks baby's breathing and has a smart sensor. "so if a baby stops breathing in the middle of the night, an alarm will go off"
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wearable "they have these cute little turtles and those turtles are used to basically send position -- all accessible from an app. tracking baby's weight your baby on it it will tell you was using it" tech to give extra these devices don't come cheap... some between two and three-hundred dollars. storm track seven live doppler radar showing us... eileen has the forecast for us
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increasing clouds with a stray upper 60s today through sunday
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"you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered. this is today in iowa." of the country -- paying tribute to a foreign leader who died this week. plus... flood cleanup continues across eastern iowa. we'r and -- early bird gets the ballot in iowa. people lining up to cast their ballots 39 days before election day. 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

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