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hurricane matthew battering parts of the east coast and the storm will move up the coast the plus... an iowa girl facing a condition similar to polio -- and doctors are still trying to figure out what happened. it's a story that's new this morning. and -- reverse the curse. some fans hoping the longest drought in professional sports ends this a good morning it's 6 a-m -- today is . good morning, i'm ally crutcher. jerry is off.
your storm track seven forecast. a few showers continue to track to the east of a cold front still draped over us... and you can tell where it is from the temperatures... 40s behind it, 50s along it and 60s 30. they will stay strong most of the day, dying out this evening. hurricane matthew is still causing trouble along the atlantic coast of florida. winds are gusting to 80 mph at times as the center tracks toward cape canaveral. i'll have more on 30. they will stay strong most out this evening. hurricane matthew is still causing trouble along the atlantic coast of florida. winds are gusting to 80 mph at times as the center tracks toward cape canaveral. i'll have more on behind it, 50s along it and 60s ahead of it.... winds are turning to the gusting to 30. they will stay strong most of the day, dying along the atlantic coast of florida. winds are gusting to 80 mph at times as the center
let's continue our hurricane matthew coverage now. a state of emergency in place in florida as the storm moves in. you can see the heavy rain and strong wind in this video. jacksonville, florida with a look at conditions this morning. the rain and winds already starting to come in here in jacksonville and we're still several hours away from the hurricane actually coming up to this area. much of the florida coastline feeling the impact of this storm already. at this point, hundreds of thousands of people have evacuated but because the storm is upon us right now, authorities here are saying, that if you have not left town, that's it,
(gov. rick scott, florida) we is protecting every life in this state. power lines are down possible storm surge. in your some people say they're staying been through all the storms here recorded at port and cape of florida at this point. one of jacksonville's nicknames, the winds in this storm. again, if storm. reporting in jacksonville, florida, i'm dianne gallagher. back to you. many flights are canceled for today. disney world is closed as the storm hits florida. a live look at a very dark miami now. georgia, the carolinas also expected to see rain and wind from matthew. people have been told to take trying to drive in the rain and her car hydroplanes, going off the road and into the water. the woman told deputies she had
quote better waves. thankfully she was not hurt. hurricane matthew has already done so much damage. in haiti -- more than 280 people in just one part of the island have died -- overall -- the number at more than three hundred. and sadly that number is expected to rise. authorities are still working to get access to remote areas -- in the bahamas, many downed trees and power lines... but no immediate deaths. trees stripped of leaves and some branches. at least 30 people on this island trapped in their homes by floodwaters -- needing to be rescued. matthew is the most powerful storm to threaten the u-s hurricane matthew doesn't seem to be having an impact on sunday's presidential debate...but the candidates are talking about it. tracie potts tells us how the donald trump's mar-a- lago estate is in the path of employees there. "everyone in the path you got to take care of yourself, you've got to get out of the area."
insists was not practice for sunday's town hall debate. the deb says the event is on, despite the storm. trump's runningmate predicts he'll win. "he speaks from his heart he hillary clinton was spotted at a hotel near her home home-stretch debate right here sunday - which ashore. governor rick scott says he's not extending voter registration in
complete coverage of hurricane matthew -- you can catch that this morning right after today in iowa. a kwwl follow-up. more arrests in a murder investigation out of dubuque county. eric campbell arrested at a home in illinois. he was wanted in connection to the death of collin brown in key west back in april. savanna stotlar was also arrested on robbery charges in illinois. eight people have now been arrested in the homicide investigation. here's a look at three on the top all face murder charges. a gun jams -- preventing more shots. that's according to court documents from our coverage partners at the telgraph herald. 21-year-old steven burrell, of chicago, facing charges for allegedly firing a gun in dubuque on tuesday. a witness also telling police that a person known as little derrick aimed a handgun at burrell --but the gun jammed. they say the two men were meeting at a home on eighth street when burrell fired his
grant county, wisconsin deputy vance vankirk is accused of using his belt to spank a child as a form of punishment. the child's school found out and reported it. vankirk has been with the department for more than ten years. the wreckage of a deadly train crash removed one week later. the n-t-s-b announcing before the crash in new jersey -- the train had sped up and was going twice the 10 mile-per-hour speed limit. one woman was killed and more than 100 os police investigating after someone hangs a huge banner of russian president vladimir putin -- in the u-s. the banner with the words "peacemaker" hanging from a surveillance video on - and around - the bridge, trying to find whoever is responsible. . time now is xxx. new this morning -- imagine being a parent... and one of your kids wakes up unable to move... that's what happened to one marion family....
live in the newsroom... you can share their story. there's a mysterious polio- like illness on the rise in the united states... it causes muscle weakness... so when marion toddler veronica sullivan woke up lethargic... barely able to move her body... doctors thought she might have "we had has this wonderful full of life little girl and then all through a period of mourning not knowing if we were going to have our baby back." video..... veronica is doing much better now after almost a month of recovery doctors ended up diagnosing veronica with an illness that's very similar to the polio-like illness that's on the rise in the united states. the symptoms are almost identical.
kwwl news. doctors are still trying to figure out why this happened to veronica. eastern iowa police officers get a surprise gift of grattitude. someone sent these cards to the iowa state patrol office in oelwein. the envelopes are postmarked from dubuque the wife of a leiutenant says the troopers really appreciated them. tonight -- the chicago cubs start their playoff run. it's been 108 years sinct break the curse. october 1945. a fan tries to bring his pet goat murphy into wrigley field during a world series game. the goat was denied entrance and the cubs lost that series and have not won one since now there's a brand new murphy -- and some fans hoping this guy i came over here to see it, soembody told me it was here. it's fun." the cubs take on the giants tonight. its coming up on today in iowa...
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: hurricane matthew is tracking up the east very close to cape canaveral... hurricane force winds of 74 mph or higher will continue to plague the coast with the strongest winds staying in the sea... closer to home... our cold front will track away bringing sunshine, wind and cooler temps today with sun continuing through the weekend. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras caught some showers earlier and will see the skies clear out this morning. that
satellite/radar graphic, although we did have some active weather in the state last night with a few damaging storms around davenport. temperatures this morning range from the 40s to the 60s in our area with 30s and 40s to the west... on the back side of a front draped over us. winds will stay gusty today... possibly up to 25 mph... but will die out this evening... just in time for a very chilly football game. behind the front, we are that will continue as cooler air tracks in to the area for today and tonight. official highs were at midnight, but we will rebound into the 50s this afternoon with northwest winds making it feel even colder. we will drop into the upper 30s to low 40s tonight with clear skies and light winds and warm back into the 60s tomorrow with help from the southwest winds that will take over. mainly dry for the rest of the forecast, although a
crater walls of the lava lake. it's been going on since 2008, but because of inflation and deflation, you can't always see it. its still to come -- hundreds of thosuands of ballots printed -- but the machine cant count them. and -- a young boy with cancer gets his chance to fly a helicopter. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in fredericksburg, denver, newhall
i think my strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament. i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you. i would bomb the [bleep] out of 'em. i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? and you can tell them to go [bleep] themselves. get him out of here! get him out of here! get the hell out of here! priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this
advertising. i spent many years as a nuclear missile launch officer. if the president gave the order we had to launch the missiles, that would be it. i prayed that call would never come. [ radio chatter ] self control may be all that keeps these missiles from firing. [ sirens blearing ] i would bomb the [ beep] out of them. i want to be unpredictable. i love war. the thought of donald trump with nuclear weapons scares me to death. it should scare everyone.
recap the big story of the day -- hurricane matthew. already hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in florida have lost power. the good news -- the storm weakened to a category three storm early this morning -- however winds are still blowing around 120 miles per hour. . matthew killing hundreds of people in the caribbean. most of the deaths in southwest haiti --which wast unfortuantely -- authorities expect to find more bodies as they inspect remote areas. here in the u-s -- millions of people warned to move inland. a live look at fort meyers florida now. matthew is the most powerful storm to thewaten the atlantic coast in more than a decade. time now is xxx. the majority of children in the u-s are vaccinated against potentially dangerous diseases ... but there's still room for improvement. new data from the c-d-c shows
month olds remained stable last year. however, lower coverage continues for vaccines recommended during the second year of life ... and among children living in poverty or from rural areas. the monthly jobs report for september will be released today. experts are forecasting about 170-thousand jobs were added in september. that would be up slightly from the 151-thousand added in august... the unemployment rate should stay at 4.9- percent. ballots mail- a county clerk in michicagn says 300- thousand ballots were not cut right. they won't fit through the computer that counts them... have to get the ballots right. you must get the ballots right. it's the fundamental action of democracy." letters will be sent to people with absentee ballots, urging them to use the new ballot. he says if they can't be reached, their ballot will be counted by hand...
a milestone for self-driving cars. google's hit two million miles in testing. those miles have definitely helped technology develop -- but -- google says it's no where near completing the job of making computers drive better than humans. a handful of accidents involving google's cars have been the result of human error on the part of other drivers. litsen up little monsters. we're getting a look at the lady- gaga inspired doll. her name is zomby gaga. the doll lady gaga and her costume designer designed the doll. it goes on sale later this month. the home of boxing legend muhammad ali is up for sale. the kentucky mansion is in louisville. five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a pool, four-car attached garage and even a university of louisville-themed basketball court. it costs 2-point- 2-million-dollars... "it is a property that is very
understated, simple elegance." ali died in june after a long battle with parkinson's disease. he was 74. bookending visits to the white house. president obama greeted the 2016 nhl champions- the pittsburgh penguins at the white house/ they also visited the white house after winning in 2009, president obama's first year in office. in june the penguins defeated the san jose sharkf fourth championship. a chance to make an eight-year-old boy with cancer feel special. service members at joint base andrews in maryland let him be a "pilot for the day." the brave young boy....has a rare brain tumor. but on thursday, he got a break from chemo. a humvee escorting him onto base -- a welcome ceremony where he was sworn in. he even got his own wingman for "it's thrilling, exciting, mot s spectacular thing i've ever done
vernon: i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message. congressman blum's smear campaign -- misleading and false. the truth -- monica vernon donated every pay raise but multi-millionaire blum promised he'd take only half his salary. then in congress, blum broke his word and kept all the pay. now he wants to cut social security and raise the retirement age. congressman blum's out for himself, not us. meteorologist eileen loan is back with another check of your breezy and cooler with afternoon
all morning we've been talking about how hurricane matthew is causing people to change their plans. that includes a couple planning a wedding. jessica and shane were supposed to get married today on the coast of south carolina. they moved it up one day. the two held a small ceremony and told their families not to bother coming in. more hurricane matthew coverage when we come back with our final half hour of today in iowa.
would be it. i prayed that call would never come. [ radio chatter ] self control may be all that keeps these missiles from firing. [ sirens blearing ] i would bomb the [ beep] out of them. i want to be unpredictable. i love war. the thought of donald trump with nuclear weapons scares me to death. it should scare everyone.
now on today in iowa -- parts of the country are already dealing with rain and wind from hurricane matthew -- and the eye of the storm has yet to hit. plus -- a strange illness around the country. children coming down with something similar to polio. and here in iowa -- doctors thought one girl had it. it's a story that's new this morning. and -- a veteran, injured in his dreams - thanks to surgery. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. jerry is off. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. a few showers continue to track to the east of a cold front still draped over
is from the temperatures... 40s behind it, 50s along it and 60s ahead of it.... winds are stay strong most of the day, dying out this evening. hurricane matthew is still causing trouble along the atlantic coast of florida. winds are gusting to 80 mph at times as the center our own forecast in a few minutes. and 60s ahead of it.... winds are turning to the northwest and are strong this early... up to 20 mph and gusting to 30. they will stay strong most of the day, dying out this hurricane matthew is still causing trouble along the atlantic coast of florida. winds are gusting to 80 mph at times as the center tracks toward cape canaveral. i'll have more on matthew and our own
matthew now -- the storm battering parts of florida. look at the heavy rain falling there. winds blowing at more than 110 miles per hour. the eye of the storm still offshore -- jay gray is in daytona beach this morning, where they're preparing for conditions to get worse driving wind. this is a serious matthew is .. in many areas .. overwhelming.. "we are already starting t violent winds.. sheets of rain.. and a growing surf.. understand. .... these kind of electricity has become a luxury in the strike zone .. tens-of- thousands have lost power and that number
more than 11-million along the east coast are currently under a hurricane warning.. airports across the region are closed.. businesses boarded up.. and shelters are filling-up.. (sot) and it will likely get.. threat to life and property.. in some areas.. with as many as 10- million possibly losing power for weeks.. (nats) the extreme conditions in south carolina.. as matthew continues to move along the east coast.. yeah the eye still southeast of here which means conditions are only going to detioate over the next several hours. it is going
getting worse in florida. a live look at daytona beach now. the number of homes and businesses without power is jumping by the hour. it's not just people being affected by the hurricane. pets need to find places to go -- some pet shelters in the southern part of the evacuation area. an animal shelter in new york one "when a storm like this hits they're at risk." crews hope to have the animals up for adoption this weekend. back here in eastern iowa, a veterans-based disaster response team is helping with the flooding we had here -- before heading to help with hurricane matthew efforts. they're called team rubicon --and they come from all over the country to cleanup after natural disasters. a group of 15 men are in cedar falls right now, working with homeowners affected by the "our motto is disaster is our again, stuff that we lose and
service." this group just came back from lousiana and west virginia. at iowa state -- around 50 students are members in the pan-caribbean student group. they have ties to the areas damaged by the now category 3 hurricane. "it's been really hopelessness when you are far away from home and you can't actually help the people you care about most." the group is already planning a meeting for next week to talk about relief efforts. the today show will have complete coverage of hurricane matthew -- you can catch that this morning right after today in iowa. in iowa -- the national weather service looking into possible
scott and muscatine counties. iowa not alone in seeing severe storms in october. this is a look at a tornado just north of kipp, kansas last the tornado destroyed a woman's home -- winds just tearing it apart. now, it's just a pile of debris and a mostly-empty foundation. friends and relatives digging through the wreckage to look for entire life pretty much in a keep reminding myself how important it is that we're all safe and here, and i obviously have great friends thatov come out to help." sheriff's deputies have closed off many roads in the area, because of downed power lines. time now is xxx. new this morning -- a mysterious polio-like illness is on the rise.... and it's paralyzing kids across the country. according to the c-d-c.... as of august... there have been 50 confirmed cases across 24 states. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in the newsroom... you can tell us about an iowa toddler who was recently diagnosed
weakness... iowa doctors thought one marion toddler might have it -- she was barely able to move. the symptoms of her illness are almost identical. (nat) 16-month veronica sullivan went from smiling... (good job) and exploring... (nat) to unresponsive... "her body was pretty much in like a paralysis state. um she could move her eyes around but she couldnt move her arms "we ended up taking her to the life little girl.. and all of a sudden she was gone. doctors eventually diagnosed veronica with a condition called transver mialytis... a rare polio-like illness where her immune system started attacking her spine... "that's that's why she lost all
gammet of things that could have caused it." there's still some unknowns in her case... (nat) and veronica is still struggling to eat on her own.... but for now (pull that leg over) she's back on her feet... smiling once again. "can you show your muscles? oh i like the way you show your muscles. yay! she got sick almost a month ago... and doctors said she might not be able to walk for a year.. but as you just saw. .she's doing much better. we've got you covered live in the newsroom... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. veronica's family says they're blown away by how the community has
superheroes welcome kids back to school after a deadly shooting. students returned to class at townville elementary in south carolina - just more than a week after a teen shot two students and a teacher outside the building. a six-year-old died. superheroes has been an ongoing theme -- the child who died loved them, people dressed up in serves us and does as much for us as it does anyone else. so we just feel great to be able to be a part of it." comfort dogs also there for students -- and will be back at the school again today. we want to give you a warning before this next story. a deadly officer- involved shooting that happened last month is considered justified. we have the video this morning. it does not show the deadly shot -- but the moments leading up to it. police body camera footage shows the incident out of vermont. the deputy chases after a suspect in several armed robberies and burglaries -- known to carry a
basketball court -- the suspect with a hand behind his back. the deputy tells the suspect multiple times he will shoot him. the man heads toward the officer telling him to "do it." moments later -- the suspect is shot and killed. the deputy is on paid leave. a deputy shoots an inmate inside a hospital. authorities in houston say the inmate was taken to the hospital to be treated for seizures. while he was being treated, police say he tried to grab a the inmate went into surgery following the shooting. a six-week-old baby boy is found dead inside a car outside of a daycare center. authorities in oklahoma say a caregiver arrived at the daycare to pick up the child. the staff told her the child was never dropped off. the woman then ran to her car, after realizing, the child had been in her car all day. the boy died... "the majority of our officers
and anytime you investigate the death of a child it's tough on these guys." no one's been arrested -- but the investigation is ongoing. police would not say if heat was a factor in the baby's death. more people are dying on the roads. around the country and here in iowa. in ten months, the numbers in black hawk county almost equal to all of last year. eight so far, compared to ten last year. dubuque -- meanwhile -- has equaled last year's total of three. in both linn and johnson counties -- there have been more deaths this experts cite distracted driving - and drivers say they're not surprised. "it's like they go off the side upset with it. my husband and i said if we had a video camera, i would definitely run out of tape
of transportation -- more than 40 percent of people killed on iowa roads -- were not wearing seatbelts. decision 2016 -- trump answers some harsh questions about his views of women -- following comments he's and you know when people hear it and when they hear it- there's nobody, i can tell you this, there is nobody nobody that has more respect for women than i do. he goes on to sa' entertainment business -- and the political world is very different. high schoolers inspired buy trump's campaign slogan. a wisconsin school's homecoming theme -- make high school great again. while some are upset -- the school's slogans are normally parodied after movies or tv shows, inspired by pop culture... "we are very proud of homecoming week here in new london and this was not meant to be a critical statement at
be changing. the district only has rules banning themes involving drugs, alcohol, and tobacco use. after losing both arms and legs aft an explosion in afghanistan -- a former marine is pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a chef. in august -- doctors attached the arms and legs of a donor to him. he's learning how to use his new limbs - and thinking everyday about donor who gave him a second chance. "i will continue to have a piece of this man with me until the day i die." in february -- he met jessica. now they're engaged -- and thanks to this surgery -- they can now hold hands. its coming up -- a new use for all those sandbags from recent weeks -- students turning them into accessories. and -- honoring a coach who taught his players more than just
the average age of a homeless person is 9 years old. my dream is to help kids living on the streets with education. charles what's up man? -whoa! how can we help? -ah man! wait, is that a basketball player? yes! -wow! my heart's about to jump out my chest man. i'm just extremely grateful they were here giving them some encouragement- that's something that these kids are going to remember for a lifetime. did you see his big old feet? look.
you've worked hard. retirement's within reach, but congressman blum wants to raise the retirement age to 70. blum: we've got to raise the retirement age. blum would make it harder, voting to cut social security and privatize medicare. blum would even deny social security to seniors i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message, because seniors have earned social security and medicare.
team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: hurricane matthew is tracking up the east coast of florida and getting very close to cape canaveral... hurricane force winds of 74 mph or higher will continue to plague the coast with the strongest winds staying in the sea... closer to home... our cold front will away bringing sunshine, wind and cooler temps today with sun continuing through the weekend. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras caught some showers earlier and will see the skies clear out this morning. that clearing can be seen on the satellite/radar graphic, although we did have some active weather in the state last night with a few damaging storms around davenport. temperatures this morning range from the
30s and 40s to the west... on the back side of a front draped over us. winds will stay gusty today... possibly up to 25 mph... but will die out this evening... just in time for a very chilly football game. behind the front, we are clearing out and that will continue as cooler air tracks in to the area for today and tonight. official highs were at midnight, but we will rebound into the 50s this afternoon with northwest winds making it feel even colder. we will drop into the upp clear skies and light winds and warm back into the 60s tomorrow with help from the southwest winds that will take over. mainly dry for the rest of the forecast, although a few showers may track through on monday 30s to low 40s tonight with clear skies and light winds and warm back into
southwest winds that will take over. mainly dry for the rest of the forecast, although a few showers may track through on monday weeks -- iowans finding unique ways to reuse all those sandbags. students at mount mercy university in cedar rapids coming up with the idea of turning sandbags into handbags, decorating them with comments like "i love c-r." showing the efforts of countless volunteers who worked to protect their city from flooding... say 'oh they're just sandbags, represent more than just a
day -- hurricane matthew. already hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in florida have lost power. the good news -- the storm weakened to a category three storm early this morning -- still -- just off the shore winds blowing at 120 miles per hour. . matthew killing hundreds of people in the caribbean. most of the deaths in southwest haiti which was hit hardest. unfortuantely -- authorities expect to find more bodies as th i people warned to move inland. a live look at orlando now -- the camera shaking in the wind matthew is the most powerful storm to threaten the atlantic coast in more than a decade. sad news to pass along. the youngest decorah eagle -- d-25 -- has died. experts in madison are trying to figure out what happened. he was found recently on the side of a road -- it's believed he was hit by a car.
their movements every day. and, so yeah, it kinda gets you." now many are hoping his brother, d-24 can survive the upcoming winter. experts tell us chances of survival go way up if he can live through his first year. do what's right. that was former applington- parkersburg coach ed thomas's motto. thomas was shot and killed in 2009. leadership academy -- in honor of the football coach. quotes from thomas litter a wall in aplington parkersburg high school -- one reads "if all i have taught "you know that just shows how teaching his players, teaching his studetns how to be a person, how to be a person with respect, how to be a person with
third year and ed thomas's family is honored to continue his legacy by teaching what he lived by -- integrity. new construction -- renovation --- it's breathing new life into waterloo's downtown. a million dollar - 68 unit living community -- grand crossing set to open in march of next year. couple it with renovations to "there is 10-12, 14,16 new renovations through out the district every year. it speaks to the progess of the district. always necessarily think of what is new and what is happening. it really adds. up." waterloo highlighting the recent growth --12 new additions -- last night as part of the annual tour de'loo. its we're wrapping up today in iowa
seven meteorologist eileen loan next. you've worked hard. retirement's within reach, but congressman blum wants to raise the retirement age to 70. blum: we've got to raise the retirement age. blum would make it harder, voting to cut social security and privatize medicare. blum would even deny social security to seniors until they're 70. i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message,
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so what do the trade deals supported by congressman rod blum really mean for iowa? blum's deals are just one of the ways the biggest corporations rig the system to make more money at the expense of iowa jobs. oh, and don't forget-- these corporations shipping our jobs overseas? congressman blum voted to give them tax breaks. these guys hope you're not paying attention... the deals blum makes in washington are bad for iowa. house majority pac
lady. we told you about olivia eckerman earlier this week. she's from waverly shell-rock middle school.. . yesterday she got to meet the first lady and meet president obama. she... along with kids from all over the country... took part in the final fall harvest at the white house. celebreties also helping out - got partnered with n-b-c's al roker! eileen is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. becoming mostly sunny today but breezy and cooler with afternoon highs in the 50s. chilly tonight
breaking news. hurricane matthew slamming florida's east coast right now, as a major category 3. the strongest storm to hit that state in a decade. wind gusts up to 150 miles per thousands. aan sdy like storm surge expected, airports, schools and theme parks, all shut down. the worst is still to come today, friday, october 7th, 2016. from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" hurricane matthew, with matt