tv KWWL News at Six NBC November 15, 2016 6:00pm-6:30pm CST
-- before his vote will make the presidential election official. good evening everyone, i'm ron steele. and i'm amanda goodman. thanks for joining us. one week after he learned he'd be the next resident of the white house -- president elect donald trump is busy building his team before he takes office in january. while the electoral votes show trump as the clear winner of the election -- the new presiden qualifying votes until next month. representatives of the electoral college will affirm the election of trump when they cast their votes on december 19th. but -- a waterloo man with one of iowa's six official votes says he's being threatened. demands from multiple people asking him to change his vote. kwwl's elizabeth amanieh joins us in the studio. elizabeth. amanda -- james whitmer is one of six electors in the state who will cast
going to stop him from standing behind the man he believes is james whitmer will cast his vote in december-fulfilling his duty as an electoral college representative. but ever since election night-when donald trump won the state's six electoral college votes-he's found himself having to deal with what he's calling threatening demands. "from people who i don't know-who are demanding that i vote for someone other than trump. a lot of them demanding that i vote for hillary clinton." calls and messages on his business's facebook page. a lot of these demands coming from women "no one have overtly threatened me, but i feel that it could come to that. and these people have looted. they have assaulted people. they're having these huge demonstrations in major cities, and they are just mad about this election." standup "now several people have asked him to change his vote. we asked him if that's even an option." "i'll be honest with you donald trump was my last choice of republicans running, and i certainly could vote for him or anyone else. and that would be perfectly legal, and that vote would register as an electoral vote. but i feeel that would be throwing my vote
that." adamant on his chocie even if he doesn't see eye to eye with all of trumps judgment. "i don't agree with everything that he's done, and they have brought up a lot of the despicable things that he has than anyone else." and so whitmers message to those that disagree. "and this country will survive. it has survived with republican and demcorat presidents in th past. and it will survive again." now just to give you a better understanding- a faithless elector has never changed an election result. elizabeth amanieh, news 7 kwwl. whitmer along with the states other five electors will cast their vote on december 19 in des moines. weather time now -- and it was a foggy start for many across eastern
issues along roads -- with two cars colliding in waterloo. police say the fog played a role in the accident -- at the intersection of broadway and here is additional forecast to develop late tonight into information from the kwwl new at six -- more than seventy people in one local community protesting the dakota access pipeline. the protestors taking up space in front of a u-s bank in downtown dubuque.
u-s bank--that bank one of many who have contributed funds to the pipeline. we reached out to u-s bank for a statement, but they declined. we'll have more on this protest in a kwwl follow-up -- you may remember this woman-- live-streaming herself verbally harrassing a cedar rapids police officer while inside a popular coffee shop-- it's a video--that has caused a lot of in support of the police officers-- kwwl's kristin rogers explains--she is live in cedar rapids--kristin? i'm outside of brewhemia -- it's where the whole ordeal took place. since then--people have been donating money here to buy officers--a cup of coffee--on their dime-- take a look-- it's not an average day at brewhemia-- officer were to come in here
nats of coffee pouring it's something that may be going on here for quite awile-- "we ended up getting a few customers that dropped off money, some people mailed some money in and just simply said comes in, please buy them coffee on me." the act of kindness--trickling down-- nats from one person---nats---to many more choosing to give-- at the request of those donating-- brewhemia ultimately creating a go fund me page-- called operatio donate---to buy an officer coffee-- "we matched the first hundred it''s been moving pretty quick i'm not sure if were gonna continue to match" the page--already reaching 900 dollars-- and that doesn't include the donations people have been physically dropping off-- an overwhelming show of support--
all coming from cedar rapids-- and they aren't all coming from iowa-- in fact--they told me one--came all the way from washington d.c.-- live in cedar rapids--kristin rogers--news 7 kwwl. brewhemia says at around two- dollars a cup-- they should be able to offer police officers free coffee for a long time. the trial for an area police officer acce start in january. waterloo lieutenant corbin payne pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily inijury. his trial was set to start today -- instead, it will now begin on the morning of january 10th. the charges date back to an encounter in june -- allegedly between payne and a delivery driver. according to police reports -- payne accused the victim of speeding and cutting payne and his wife off. payne is then accused of following the victim into the
pulling the man out and allegedly choking him. payne was off- duty at the time. the black hawk county sheriff's department has handled the case. police in waterloo -- also investigating an armed robbery today. the robbery allegedly happening here -- at the metro mart along falls avenue. police say they have not made any arrests in the case at this time. they're also unsure what was taken from the store. fortunately no one was hurt in the hold up. some changes coming to onf highways...in order to get rid of a deadly intersection. seventh street and highway-20 in dyersville....is now closed. drivers there will now use a new interchange. kwwl's shirley descorbeth live in dubuque with more details. shirley. the interchange is something
that's because of that dangerous intersection... where some people have even of construction -- the highway 20 interchange in dyersville is now open. the goal is to make intersection of 7th street southwest and highway-20. "and people who live here say this was a very dangerous intersection. one family that's lived here for about 20 years say they're aware of at least iowa d-o-t made some changes in hopes of improving this. "over the years, we've made several improvements to that limits...nothing seemed to make a difference in our crash rate there." so instd high speed traffic to get on to the highway -- drivers will now use a ramp like this, to get on or off. the hope is...the interchange will save lives. "the hope is that without those t-bones and head-on collisions, everyone will be merging at a ramp that it will lead to maybe,
hopefully that stops all fatalities." that area in dyersville gets lots of traffic from semis because of industrial plants nearby. dyersville elementary school also right by that dangerous in dubuque, shirley descorbeth, news 7 kwwl. the cost of the dyersville interchange project -- 17-million dollars. about 13 of it came from federal grants. coming up on kwwl -- friends, family and community members coming together tonight as they remember an area teen killed in a shooting. later on -- trees, and lots of them -- on display in eastern iowa. and... here's a live look at the
let's go to storm track seven chief meteorologist mark schnackenberg now for your forecast forecast. frm information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: there is another chance of fog to develop late tonight into early wednesday morning. we have come to a crashing end friday night. until then high temperatures remain in the 60s. windy days (thu/fri/sat). there story besides the wind for us, is going to be the change in temperatures. upper 30s we have to back to the temperatures warm back to the upper 40s by tuesday. if we don't get any rain friday the to develop late tonight into early wednesday morning. we have come to a crashing end friday night. until then high
the wind for us, is going to be into the upper 30s. the last time we saw highs in the upper 30s we have to back dry through at least the middle of next week. there is another chance of fog pretty much been storm free and warm. well, that is all about to we are tracking a storm forecast is a slight chance for a few light rain showers friday...if we even see any rain. the big saturday only warm into the sunday stays cold, but the wind is much lighter. temperatures warm back to the upper 40s by tuesday. if we don't get any rain fridahe dry through at least the middle of next week. to the end of march. sunday stays cold, but the wind is much midwest later this week. we will have a few windy days (thu/fri/sat). there is a slight chance for a few light rain showers friday...if we even see
the change in temperatures. high temperatures saturday only warm into the upper 30s. the last time we saw highs in the upper 30s we have to back to the end of march. sunday stays cold, but the wind is much lighter. temperatures warm back to the upper 40s by tuesday. if we don't get any rain friday the forecast remains
losing anyone to gun violence is tragic -- but to take it a step further -- these family and friends have no closure. all of these people are gathered to remember 19-year- old talasa wright -- who was fatally shot last week in waterloo. losing anyone to gun violence is tragic -- but to take it a step these family and friends have no closure. all of these people are gathered to remember 19-year- violence is tragic -- but to take it a step further -- these family and friends have no friends have no closure. all of these people are gathered to "it's say because so many young people are killing each other and its senseless." live in waterloo, lauren moss
wright's death marks waterloo's third homicide of the year -- and the second in the month of november. police in western iowa say a mother of three used meth before taking her kids to a chuck e. cheese's restaurant. 39-year-old christine hall -- of council bluffs -- is facing child neglect and endangerment charges after officers say she and meth was allegedly found in her three- year-old child's hair. hall's other children are one and 16. she is free on bond -- and will return to court next month. coming up... the uni and iowa state women's basketball teams take the court tonight to renew their intra-state rivalry. and iowa hawkeye football players have learned not to drop their helmets during a big kinnick stadium celebration.
good evening, i'm rick coleman. the mood has certainly changed in iowa city -- the hawkeyes upset third ranked michigan just one week after suffering a crushing loss at penn state -- the hawkeyes -- a 21 point underdog to wolverine offense out of the end zone over the final 38 minutes -- it kept iowa close enough to set up keith duncan's game winning kick giving the hawks one of the biggest upset victories in program history -- but they've since moved on and are determined to avoid a letdown as they travel to illinois this week -- they're another good big ten team. they're going to come out ready to play. we've got to stay quarterbacks.around there, so it's just another game that we
the one left and they pretty much return everyone, the entire d- line that gave us trouble last year. i believe last year we might have had pressure on every quarterback dropback that we had last year, so they have a d-line that's capable of giving us trouble. iowa's win over michigan had the hawkeye's equipment managers scrambling a bit -- a number of helmets -- described as "in the teens" by kirk returned -- one of those belonged to quarterback c-j beathard -- who as you can see -- removed it during the celebration -- that helmet apparently took a tour of iowa city before being returned to the hawkeye football complex -- greg, our equipment guy told me, i guess one of the cops walking down the street saw a kid wearing it downtown or something like that. that's what i heard.
headed to illinois for an 11 a-m kickoff on saturday -- uni women's head basketball coach tanya warren has led the panthers to the ncaa tournament twice and captured a couple of missouri valley conference titles. but warren has never beaten the iowa state women.... but warren and the panthers will get that chance tonight--- when uni plays the cyclones tonight at hilton colisium. northern iowa has not won in 17 won last year's meeting 84-75 at the mcleod center in cedar falls. tip off tonight is seven o'clock...we
year is almost here. and it's beginning to look a lot like christmas on the u-n-i campus. this years festival of trees kicked off today at the gallagher bluedorn performing arts center. the theme is "a christmas to remember" and it's hard to forget all these unique trees. the festival of trees goes on until the 20th -- each day features a
chief meteorologist mark schnackenberg for a last look at your forecast. there is another chance of fog to develop late tonight into warm. well, that is all about to temperatures remain in the 60s. we are tracking a storm forecast is a slight chance for a few light rain showers friday...if temperatures. high temperatures saturday only warm into the upper 30s. the last time we saw stays cold, but the wind is much lighter. temperatures warm back to the upper 40s by tuesday. if we don't get any rain friday the forecast remains dry through at least the middle of w k-w-w-l news at six. we'll see you back here at ten
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