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it's election day -- voters will decide who will be the next president of the united states. it's not the only race we're keeping an eye on. the polls open in two hours -- and everyone 18 and older has a place to vote. this astronaut is proof of it. he cast his ballot from space. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and
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eileen on camera from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: a cold front tracking through the area this morning is squeezing out a few showers but will quickly clear out. temperatures are in the 50s with the clouds but have northwest winds are taking over at 5 to 15 mph as the front tracks to the east and will stay n sunny and cooler today with highs about where they are right now. northwest winds will stay gusty. very little moisture is in the forecast for the rest tonight's the night. it's election day. millions of americans will head to the polls to vote and elect a new president of the united
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clinton faces off against republican nominee donald trump. tracie potts is in new york with a preview on how both campaigns hillary clinton's back home in new york this morning hampshire -wi ht only a handful of voters - reported four for clinton, two for donald trump just after midnight. "tomorrow night this election will end but i want you to clinton wrapped her campaign in north carolina the obamas in philadelphia. "let's show tomorrow there will be no question about the outcome of this election." "i am betting that tomorrow, you pence ended their campaign with an early-morning rally in michigan. "it is november the 8th. the day we make america great again." trump's going after this blue state. michigan hasn't
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"michigan now stands at the crossroads of history. if we win michigan we will win this win in new hampshire where polls are nearly deadlocked. "new hampshire has never disappointed me." disappointment's sure to come... for one of these candidates... today. and as you might imagine -- with two presidential candidates at the same town literally a couple of miles apart -- security is very tight here. the n-y-p-d has thousands of officers out. not sides -- but also the one thousand polling places in the city. tracie potts, nbc news, here in eastern iowa -- thousands of people have already voted. in black hawk county -- voters had to wait nearly an hour to cast
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many voters consider this the most important vote of their lives. kwwl's political analyst doctor chris larimer says -- the election won't be determined by voters changing their mind last minute -- but by turnout... "they are focused on getting reqular voters know where to go if they haven't votes , have plans to go out and vote. the pursuasion elements at this point you aren't going to move the number at all. it really is mobolizing those that are already supporters and making sure they are getting out to vote." the quick fixes both campaigns have claimed they will make. he hopes voters recognize that government is a slow deliberate process and requires patience. for more decision 2016 coverage, just head to our website kwwl dot com. we have a link to help you find your polling place ahead of election day. there's also a link to doctor larimer's blog. the polls open at seven and if you plan on voting today... there are some important things to remember.
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i'm at heartland vinyard church in cedar falls... it's one of many polling locations in black hawk county. in less than an hour workers will head out here to start getting ready... polls open at 7 this morning... and they don't close until 9 tonight.... i spoke with the black hawk county auditor.... he says .... if you're registering when you arrive... all you need is your drivers license as long as it has your current address on it. a common mistake people make -- is going to the wrong polling location... make sure you know where to go. we have a link to that on our website right now -- kwwl dot com. if you're coming in towards the end of voting -- you need to be in line before nine. as long as you're in line before
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vote. live in cedar falls... amanda gilbert... news 7 kwwl. because tensions have been so high this year -- the black hawk county auditor's office made sure to train precinct workers on what to do if there's any kind of disruption. their response will depend on how serious the situation is. election numbers out of florida show more people there have voted early n during the entire 2000 election in that state. early voting numbers so far show... six-point- four million people in florida voted early or absentee. just five-point- nine million total people voted back in the 2000 election between george w- bush and al gore. one of the most contested races is for iowa's first congressional district. on the ballot is republican rod blum, and his democratic challenger monica vernon. following this race for us is
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herald newsroom in dubuque. shirley. good morning ally and jerry. political experts say this one will be a close race. freshman congressman rod blum was first elected in 20-14. he comes from a business background. his opponent is monica vernon, former cedar rapids the culture of congress -- with term limits. as for vernon...she pledges to "and we can not have a country that just has rich people and poor people, the strenght of america has always been and people voting is what we need, is everyone to get out and vote, so i'm excited to join the throng, that's what this is all
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preserve social security. when it comes to iowa's farms and agriculture...they both seem to also agree. blum wants to expand those markets, while vernon wants to protect and promote them. live from the telegraph herald newsroom in dubuque... shirley descorbeth... news 7 kwwl. other races we're keeping an eye on -- the house of representatives. iowa's second congressional district makes up most of south loebsack - is running against republican christopher peters loebsack's held the position since 2007. in house district four, the northwest portion of our state - longtime congressman republican steve king taking on democrat kim weaver. king has served as a representative since 2003. on the ticket for the iowa senate seat - incumbent repulican senator chuck grassley faces what he recently called "his toughest race yet." senator grassley is one of the
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he's been a u-s senator for more than 35 years. his opponent -- patty judge is a former lieutenant governor. before that -- she was the iowa secretary of agriculture. not just politicians on the ballot today. several states and more than 200- million people will be affected by the results of ballot measures. most notably -- legalizing marijuana, for both medical and recreational uses. nine states will vote on marijuana today. in california - voters have a about whether to overturn the death penalty and make it illegal. other notable measures nationwide include minimum wage, gun control, and taxes. the general election's been serving as a learning tool in iowa schools. many schools holding their own mock elections for students who are too young to vote -- including prairie high school in cedar rapids. once polls were open, voting was done through a link online. students say -- although not old enough to vote -- it's important "it's teaching kids that you know this is your voice, this is your profound voice in our government and you need to
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students voted on all of the races on the ballot -- from state races all the way up to the presidential race. no matter who you're voting for --- there's one thing all americans can agree on: this election is stressful. it turns out... many people are turning to doctors for help a counselor in colorado says the election comes up every day during sessions with patients. and while you're out casting your vote ...you can t many national chains offering freebies and other deals if you show your 'i voted' sticker. you can get a 20 percent off coupon from macy's. and if you go to noodles and cheese... you'll get a coupon to use in store. you can vote from almost anywhere absentee -- even outer space! nasa says an astronaut recently filed his ballot for the presidential election on board the international
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so how does an astronaut vote when they know they'll be orbiting the earth on election day? about a year before launch, astronauts select which elections they want to take part in. six months later, they receive an application for an absentee ballot. it's coming up on today in iowa.... this morning -- we're seeing video of a massive sinkhole opening up right in the middle of an eastern iowa roadway. plus... a nightmare at a senior home. they're worried about getting attacked by squirrels. more on that plus the forecast up. "you're watching kwwl,
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"now your storm track 7 let's go to storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan now for your complete weather stormtrack 7 weather team:
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this morning as a cold front tracks to the east. we will end up mainly sunny for the thursday. temps this morning are mainly in the 50s but will drop into the 40s in the north on the back side of the front.... cooler to the northwest. winds have turned to the north northwest behind the front and are already around 15 mph and will stay there most of the day, gusting higher at times. a few clouds are tracking through the dakotas with a weak disturbance approaching the plains, but we will be mainly dry for the next several days. it will be cooler today with highs in the 50s and 60s over the region... more of the same tomorrow, with a bit of a warmup over the plains. highs today will be in the mid 50s with gusty northwest winds and mostly sunny skies. we drop to the low to mid 30s tonight with areas of fog as the winds die down under mainly clear skies. more sunshine tomorrow with highs in the mid to upper 50s... and we warm to the low 60s on through the weekend with temps cooling back to the low 50s for veterans day
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there most of the day, gusting higher at times. a few clouds are tracking through the dakotas with a weak disturbance approaching the plains, but we will be mainly dry for the next several days. it wi 50s and 60s over the region... more of the same tomorrow, with a bit of a warmup over the plains. highs today will be in the mid 50s with gusty northwest winds and mostly sunny skies.
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areas of fog as the winds die down under mainly clear skies. more sunshine tomorrow with highs in the mid to upper 50s... and we warm to the low 60s on thursday to the low 50s for veterans day into saturday. morning... a university of iowa student has died after falling from a light pole. it happened at the iowa city ped mall last week. in the right side of your screen -- you'll see a man hanging from a
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according to our coverage partners at the iowa city press-citizen kyle leeney died in that accident. the exact cause of death has not been released. another plea in a robbery and murder case out of dubuque county. savanna stotlar pleading not guilty to second degree robbery. she's one of eight people arrested in connection to the death of collin brown in key west in april. these four are all facing murder charges in the case. a guilty plea from a man who sold heroin and fentanyl, leading to one person's death. josh manning, of maquoketa, admits two people suffered serious injuries, another dying, from the drugs he sold them. he faces a minimum of 20 years in prison and possible life sentence. deputies in grant county wisconsin hope this surveillance video will help them find the man who broke into - and damaged - the peoples state bank this weekend. deputies noticed the back door was kicked in, along with other damage. if you have any information or recognize the person in the photos, contact the grant county sheriff's office or crimestoppers investigators are searching for more
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of a man accused of kidnapping a woman and holding her in a storage container. the woman's boyfriend's body was found last week. her rescue led investigators to a man now charged in her kidnapping. that man is also accused of murdering four people inside a motorcycle shop in 2003. in new york -- a person is killed after being shoved in front of an oncoming train. police say the person was standing on a subway platform when a woman pushed them. the woman in question it's not clear if the two knew a mall is evacuated after chaos erupts inside. massachusetts police say the crowd was there for a meet-and- greet with a boston celtic player and rapper desiigner. witnesses say when they showed up -- people got overly excited. dozens of police officers responded and say people threw bricks and glass. just see people rushing, rushing, rushing. everyone's screaming and kicking chairs. i was scared, and i had my little sister with me, so i decided to
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officers say several arrests were made. the mall was closed for a couple of hours but later reopened. a squirrel is to blame for attacking people at a senior center. officers say a squirrel scratched and bit someone in florida. they say a staff member shot and killed the animal with a b-b gun. this is the second attack at the senior home by a squirrel in the past week. dakota access pipeline protesters are overwhelming the court system. in north dakota -- a special session was held for 51 protesters arrested last month. it's requiring everyone involved to be flexible. "it's forcing us to stay on our toes, certainly. we are scheduling hearings with multiple judges trying to fit them in where we can." protesters are facing trespassing and riot charges. we're getting a look at the moment
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check out this surveillance video -- here you see a close call for this car who drives over the weak spot in the road. just a few minutes later--the road starts to give way to that sinkhole. crews are working to repair the damaged storm sewer that caused the sinkhole to open up... "as the break occured, it was eroding away the material that was supporting the street, which then resulted in the collapse of the street." repaired and service returned on sunday evening. the work should be done and the road reopened on thursday. in japan -- a five- lane road collapsed. people were forced out of nearby buildings just to be safe. no injuries were reported -- but it caused widespread disruptions to electricity, water and gas supplies. it's coming up on today in iowa.... black friday shoppers -- listen up. a toy store will be open for 30
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shoppers early. the retailer will be open for 30 straight hours of continuous shopping... stores will open at five p.m. on thanksgiving and close at 11 p.m on black friday. this is the fourth year in a row that toys r us has opened this early.
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their kids this holiday season. for the first time ever, two special- edition models of the handheld gaming system will be available for under 100 bucks on black friday. one model is black, the other is white. mcdonald's could be launching a mobile order and pay app in 2017. business insider reports mcdonald's is finally ready to launch the app for smartphones. it says the app is set to be unveiled next year in the u-s and select international markets, including canada and the u-k. "america's pas" billy graham was born back in 1918. while there is no party, visitors took the time to sign a massive card at the billy graham library in north carolina. "i am so thankful that he is still alive and praying for our
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newspaper that the reverend himself celebrated quietly at his home.
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eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. mostly sunny and cooler today and tomorrow with highs in the 50s. breezy today and thursday. mainly dry through the weekend with highs mainly in the 50s and lows in
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got you covered. this is today in iowa." now on today in iowa. the first votes of the presidential electione a few small town polls in one state have already opened and closed. the race to the finish line has the candidates campaigning into the early morning hours. and find out which states could give us early clues tonight about who will win... and how iowa fits good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist
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forecast. eileen on camera a cold front tracking through the area this morning is squeezing out a few showers but will quickly clear o the clouds but have dropped into the 40s with the clear skies behind. northwest winds are taking over at 5 to 15 mph for the rest of the day. we will be mainly sunny and cooler today with gusty. very little moisture is in the forecast for the rest of the week... i'll have that coming up in a few minutes. after hundreds of days, the race
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one day. your vote and america elects its 45th president. not only that -- there are elections for congress, the state legislature, sheriff... a lot going on today -- and we've got you covered all day and night right here on kwwl. the presidential election is the centerpiece. hillary clinton and donald trump campaigning late into the night. whoever wins takes over at a time when the nation is anxious -- "i want you to be able to say that you did vote. you voted for will make sure taht we all keep moving together, because i do believe we are stronger together." clinton closed out her campaign with a rally early this morning featuring lady gaga and bon jovi. trump is wrapping up his presidential campaign on election day as well. he held a big rally after
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hoping to turn that state red today. the rally ended after earlier and florida... "we don't need jay-z or beyonce, we don't need jon bon jovi, we don't need lady gaga, all we need is great ideas, to make america great again. that's all we need, that's all we need." already voted. that's higher than what we saw four years ago. in iowa -- democrats lead in what we saw four years ago -- which is a good sign for trump in iowa. election night headquarters are getting ready for the candidates -- and what they hope will be a big night. clinton's campaign will hold its event in new york -- at the jacob javits center -- a convention hall with a glass ceiling. never before has the country had a woman as president -- not to
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president. her supporters hope she will give a victory speech there tonight. virginia is one state to watch early tonight. an early win in that state -- bodes well for her. if it drags on -- that could mean it good night for donald trump. trump's campaign is headquartered at the new york hilton midtown. this is the first time both presidential candidates will be in new york city on election night since 1944. another big state to watch tonight f important it's been in many other elections over the years. trump and clinton fought fiercely for that state. even though we don't know yet who will be sworn in -- preparations are already well underway for the inauguration. a chain link fence now stands in front of the north side of the white house... blocking off parts of pennsylvania avenue. the secret service, fbi....fema and other agencies have been planning the event for months. still have to prepare because we know there will be a president elected into the white house so might as well get
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the next president of the united states will take the oath of office on january 20th. this morning, the polls open at seven. right now poll workers are heading out to their precints to start setting up. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in cedar falls... with more on what we can expect today. ally...polls open at 7 this morning today and they don't close until 9 this morning i'm at heartland vinyard church in cedar falls
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charge of this precinct... they've been in charge here for a few elections now.. what do you guys expect voter turnout will be like today... the black hawk county auditors says it's really a toss-up. so far.. in the county... absantee voting is down compared to the last election... but we aren't sure if that means voting in the general elections will be down... or people are just taking a longer time to make u tensions have been high with this election.... is there but we do know what to do if a fight or disruption does happen. that's something we really had to talk about in the past. what right polling location. right now... workers are setting up tables... boothes... getting everything organized and ready to go. live in cedar falls... amanda gilbert... news 7 kwwl. an important reminder.. if you are still holding onto an absantee ballot that you want to turn in.... you
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the first votes are already being counted this morning. the tiny new hampshire town of dixville notch opens the polls at midnight. those polls then close as soon as everyone has voted. state law allows communities with fewer than 100 voters to do that. donald trump is off to a good start in that small town and two others. so far, it's 32-25 trump over clinton 5v7 toes counted... with millions more to go tonight. nationwide -- is which party will control the senate. democrats need to gain five seats to take an outright majority. barring a major stunner tonight, republicans will keep control of the house. one race we're keeping a very close eye on is in the first district. kwwl's shirley descorbeth following this race for us. she's live from the telegraph herald newsroom in dubuque with
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district race is being a very competitive one. so much so...that congressman rod blum decided to forgo attending the republican national convention earlier in the election cycle...to stay here to campaign instead. the district includes much of the kwwl viewing area...including the cities of waterloo, cedar rapids and dubuque. on the ballot, is dubuque native rod blum...who comes from a business background. his democratic opponent is recently. "our staff is fired up, pumped up, we continue to work hard, in informing people on where i stand on the issues. and we feel very good on where we're at." "the fact that we have so many so i'm excited to join the throng, that's what this is all about, it's about being an american." when it comes to the
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congress -- with term limits. as for vernon...she pledges to fight for working families both want job creation and more economic oppurtunities here in eastern iowa and want to preserve social security. live from the telegraph herald when it comes to iowa's farms and agriculture...they both seem to also agree. blum wants to expand those markets, while vernon wants to protect and promote them. we're also watching state majority in the iowa house - 57 to 43. we don't expect that to change after tonight. that could be a different story in the senate. iowa democrats will try to hold onto their slim advantage. right now, they're in control -- by means republicans could control the house, senate and governor's office. another down ballot election tonight features names that many iowans may not know. cady, hecht and appel. they are iowa surpreme court
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there's a lot of noise in silence is significant. three iowa supreme court justices are up for retention votes. chief justice mark cady along with justices daryl hecht and brent appel need a simple majority to remain on the bench. they're facing voters for the first time since a controversial ruling in 2009. that's when the court ruled unanimously to legalize gay marriage. after that, christian conservatives campaigned to get them off the bench. voters removed three -- which marks the only time that's happened since iowa went to a retention system more than 50 years ago. the court should be above politics. "they're just fine, fine, fine individuals, everyone in the john wood and the iowa state bar association tries to inform voters about judges through a performance review. almost 15-hundred lawyers grade judges on a number of things: "knowledge of the law, punctuality, courtroom decorum, timeliness of decisions, things that matter to
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received a 91% -- which would be similar to an a. justice hecht high-profile effort to campaign against the justices this time around. the family leader rejected kwwl's request for an interview, but gave a statement -- saying in part -- they want people to vote them out -- claiming the justices have used their office for political activism. the bar association has a different view. result and the right l apolitical, that is unbiased that applies the laws to the facts of
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performance reviews for the justices, there's a link in our web story. just go to kwwl- dot-com. a gravesite is getting a lot of attention on this election day. people are leaving flowers, notes and i just voted stickers at the grave of susan b. anthony. she played a key role in the women's suffrage movement. she died in rochester, new york in 1906, 14 years before women won the right to vote. in the dog eat dog world of politics - lions are making a name for themselves. zookeepers in texas are having fun with the election. lions were given a blue ball and red ball to pick from. the blue one -- for hillary red one... and had some fun. time will tell today if they're right. much more to come this morning: today, iowa officers remember one of their own -- a day after honoring another one killed in the line
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about what was destroyed in a fire at a cedar falls police storage track seven forecast from eileen loan we've got you covered! with
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forecast on kwwl." let's go to storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan now for your forecast forecast. from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show clearing skies this morning as a cold front tracks to the east. we will end up days with breezy conditions today and thursday. temps this morning are mainly in the 50s but will drop into the 40s in the north northwest behind the front and are already around 15 mph and will stay there most of the day, gusting higher at times. a few clouds disturbance approaching the plains, but we will be mainly dry for the next several days. it will be cooler today with highs in the 50s and 60s over the region... more of the same tomorrow, with the mid 50s with gusty northwest winds and mostly sunny skies. we drop to the low to mid 30s tonight with areas of fog as the winds die highs in the mid to upper 50s... and we warm to the low 60s on thursday with help from breezy southwest to the low 50s for veterans day
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the mid 50s with gusty northwest winds and mostly sunny skies. we drop to the low to mid 30s tonight with areas of fog as the winds die highs in the mid to upper 50s... and we warm to the low 60s on thursday with help from breezy southwest
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with highs in the 50s and 60s over the region... more of the same tomorrow, with a bit of a warmup over the plains. highs today will be in the mid 50s with gusty northwest winds and mostly sunny skies. we drop to the low to mid 30s tonight with continuing coverage this morning: officer after officer files into an iowa church to remember a fallen brother. at least one thousand were there to honor des moines sergeant tony beminio. he and urbandale officer justin martin were murdered last week. "god sent sergeant anthony beminio and we're all better for it. now his time of service has
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home. i am absolutely heart broken. god bless tony beminio." scott greene, is facing two counts of murder in the shootings. tos two cars involved in a deadly crash in cedar falls -- have been destroyed in a fire. that crash happened early saturday morning. the fire on sunday. the fire happened in a police storage building. the fire department is using a drone to help in their investigation. police say riot gear they use was also destroyed -- along with other things kept as long term evidence - typically held until court cases not have a major impact on what the department does day to day.
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this is just more long term storage for cases that have been disposed of but we don't want to get rid of the evidence." the fire department says there is no reason to believe arson is to blame. flood victims are being given more time to apply for help. the deadline to apply is december 7th. people in 25 counties -- many of those in eastern iowa -- can apply for grants of up to five-thousand dollars. that could help pay for car repairs, clothing, food or temporary housing. check out our website -- kwwl- dot-com -- for more information. coming up: one player -- two outstanding touchdown catches on the same night. terrific grabs, but more fans might be talking about the officiating this morning. plus -- snake on a plane. this is not a sequel to the movie from 10 years ago.
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wild monday night football game involving the seahawks. seattle hosting buffalo. the seahawks needing momentum down early -- and they would get it from jimmy graham. the tight end with an outstanding one- handed catch for the touchdown. that wasn't good enough. seattle would go back to him again. and again, he would use just one hand for the touchdown. the seahawks win 31-25 -- but the game had its share of controversy -- something seattle is used to playing on monday night. mistakes by the officials at the
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field goal try which forced the bills to go for a touchdown at the end of the game. here's another remarkable achievement for n- b-a star steph curry. last night, he made 13 three pointers to set a record. this coming one game after he missed all of his threes in a loss to the lakers. he made 13 of 17 shots from downtown and scored 46 points -- samuel jackson is not on the flight... and this is no movie. have to deal with a real snake on a plane. video shows the reptile coming out of the ceiling behind an overhead luggage compartment. then it drops down into the cabin. the plane was given priority landing in mexico city -- where workers -- caught the snake. the airline is now looking into how it all happened... and what they can do to
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forecast. mostly sunny and cooler today and tomorrow with highs in the 50s. breezy today and thursday. mainly dry through the weekend with highs mainly in the 50s and lows in the 30s. here's a live look outside at ,
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election day is here. whos on the ballot -- plus what you need to know before you head to the polls this morning. plus... presidential campaigns go late into the night. the last minute pitches and -- no matter who wins today -- work is already underway to welcome them to our nations capitol. welcome to a special election day edition of today in iowa. we have live team coverage for

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